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The man behind the Benghazi cover-up?
American Thinker ^ | 05/04/2013 | Ed Lasky

Posted on 05/05/2013 6:28:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard has a must read column regarding the Benghazi cover-up by White House officials CIA career officials clearly and repeatedly identified Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda-linked Islamic terrorists as the culprits behind the murder of four Americans.

Of course, this would cause embarrassment for the Obama team, especially in the few weeks before the election. They had been boasting for years that Al Qaeda had been decimated, the "tide of war" was receding; they had been on a mission to whitewash the prospect of Islamic terrorism as a threat to America (see Lauri Regan's superb column ("Can a President who has promised to stand with Muslims protect America? ). Obama's Cairo speech before an audience that included Muslim Brotherhood officials that he compelled Egypt to include, was a paean to Islam. It was also, to a great extent, a work of fiction that included grandiose and subsequently disproven claims about the positive contributions Islam has made to America and the world.

That speech was written by Obama's foreign policy speechwriter and now National Security Council team member, Ben Rhodes.

That is the man who Hayes "outs" as a key person behind the Benghazi cover-up.

He reportedly altered the CIA talking points to delete references to Islamic terrorists, "attacks" (they became "demonstrations") and other negative references to Islamism. Also, someone at the White House level apparently dreamt up the idea of blaming an inconsequential video for triggering a spontaneous protest, that in the frenzy of events, led to the murder of Americans. These CIA talking points were eviscerated to whitewash the role of Islamic terrorism.

There was a White House whitewash that should not be dismissed over events that occurred a 'long time ago;"

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazifallguy; benrhodes; cicresponsible; coverup; egypt; hillaryclinton; kenyanbornmuzzie; libya; obama; scapegoat; terrorism; waronterror

1 posted on 05/05/2013 6:28:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard has a must read column regarding the Benghazi cover-up by White House officials ...

The Benghazi Talking Points

2 posted on 05/05/2013 6:38:37 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
You must read this. Ben Rhodes. Remember that name.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


3 posted on 05/05/2013 6:39:00 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: SeekAndFind

(”Can a President who has promised to stand with Muslims protect America? ).

Not CAN he, but WILL he.

We all know the answer to that.-—————————NO.


4 posted on 05/05/2013 6:40:55 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SeekAndFind
NY Times article 3/15/13: "Worldly at 35 Shaping 0bama's Voice":

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/16/world/middleeast/benjamin-rhodes-obamas-voice-helps-shape-policy.html?pagewanted=all

5 posted on 05/05/2013 6:41:19 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: FrdmLvr

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/16/world/middleeast/benjamin-rhodes-obamas-voice-helps-shape-policy.html?pagewanted=all


6 posted on 05/05/2013 6:47:17 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rhodes = “kinetic military action”

I wonder what the appeal is for him to come from obscurity so quickly to such a prominent position with Obama.


7 posted on 05/05/2013 6:49:49 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: SeekAndFind

Somebody tells this fiction writer what they want to say. These speeches aren’t his ideas. They are in response to a request by someone higher up i.e. Valerie Jarrett. This will make him the fall guy.


8 posted on 05/05/2013 6:51:59 AM PDT by Walmartian (I'm their leader. Which way did they go?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I find it interesting that his brother David Rhodes is the president of seeBS News.


9 posted on 05/05/2013 6:55:24 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: SeekAndFind
"someone at the White House level apparently dreamt up the idea of blaming an inconsequential video for triggering a spontaneous protest"

"We put this on the internet, and just back date it."

"hey... email me a copy"


10 posted on 05/05/2013 7:05:29 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: FrdmLvr

That explains a lot! Great info, I am going check, Rhodes is not an uncommon name.


11 posted on 05/05/2013 7:05:53 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: SeekAndFind

Wrong. The man behind the coverup is OBAMA! Rhodes might be the mechanic but Zero is driving this pile of u no what.


12 posted on 05/05/2013 7:12:04 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"No. Tell Hillary to stay where she is. And when she comes back, she will be sick."

"We could say she had a head injury."

And we'll have Susan Rice go on Sunday News shows and say it's all because of the video"

"Tell Carney to say.... Benghazi was a long time ago."

"Whistleblowers?. What the heck are we gonna do now mr. smarty pants.?"


13 posted on 05/05/2013 7:25:56 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: SeekAndFind

PFL


14 posted on 05/05/2013 7:39:32 AM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SeekAndFind.
CIA career officials clearly and repeatedly identified Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda-linked Islamic terrorists as the culprits behind the murder of four Americans... embarrassment for the Obama team... before the election... boasting for years that Al Qaeda had been decimated, the "tide of war" was receding... [Zero]'s Cairo speech before an audience that included Muslim Brotherhood officials that he compelled Egypt to include, was a paean to Islam... included grandiose and subsequently disproven claims about the positive contributions Islam has made... written by Obama's foreign policy speechwriter and now National Security Council team member, Ben Rhodes... [who] reportedly altered the CIA talking points to delete references to Islamic terrorists, "attacks" (they became "demonstrations") and other negative references to Islamism... apparently dreamt up the idea of blaming an inconsequential video for triggering a spontaneous protest...
Ultimately, the name is Obama. [Ben Rhodes web search, news search]


15 posted on 05/05/2013 7:59:45 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: jpsb

It’s in the NY Times article I posted earlier in this thread. I’m SURE the NY Times wouldn’t LIE about a thing like that! LOL! ;)


16 posted on 05/05/2013 8:11:20 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: amom

mark


17 posted on 05/05/2013 8:12:36 AM PDT by amom
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To: FrdmLvr

Yeah I checked that out, you are right, Ben is brother of CBS news chief.


18 posted on 05/05/2013 8:15:55 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: SeekAndFind

...the fact that this guy wrote stuff, doesn’t mean ODUNGO AND HILDA didn’t know the truth. A speech writer is now the CIC?. It was Odungo’s call, conspire to COVER UP!


19 posted on 05/05/2013 8:23:53 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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....did the “speech writer” intercept the messages that must be hand delivered to Odungo?....are they saying Pinetta make his decisions through the speech writer?


20 posted on 05/05/2013 8:27:28 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SeekAndFind
White House officials CIA career officials clearly and repeatedly identified Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda-linked Islamic terrorists as the culprits behind the murder of four Americans.

Sheeeeyit. That description fits our flabby old Socialist Muslim president himself.

21 posted on 05/05/2013 8:30:49 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SeekAndFind
The White Hut.. ((( IS ))).... KUBUKI THEATRE....


22 posted on 05/05/2013 8:53:30 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: MissMagnolia
I wonder what the appeal is for him to come from obscurity so quickly to such a prominent position with Obama.

It's simple. He wrote/writes what John O. Brennan wanted/wants him to write.

23 posted on 05/05/2013 8:55:02 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

He’ll make a great ‘fall guy’ .....


24 posted on 05/05/2013 9:00:32 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: MissMagnolia

my thoughts exactly.


25 posted on 05/05/2013 9:22:42 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The man behind the Benghazi cover-up?

Crappy title. Ben Rhodes most likely is NOT the "man behind the cover-up". More likely he's the fall guy for the cover-up.

Ed Laskey should be more careful with his deceptive title. But then again Lasky is an NPR/Newsweek/NY Times favorite.

26 posted on 05/05/2013 9:30:03 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: jpsb

Cozy, isn’t it?


27 posted on 05/05/2013 11:09:13 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is some Republican going to say that the lessons of Benghazi, however ‘long ago’ and however much it may or may not ‘matter now,’ is that it could happen again and again and again at any moment so long as our government’s decision makers - our President, Secretary of State, National Security Advisor and Central Intelligence Director - are more interested in protecting Islam than they are in protecting Americans.


28 posted on 05/05/2013 11:14:26 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: fivecatsandadog

Wrong. The man behind the coverup is OBAMA! Rhodes might be the mechanic but Zero is driving this pile of u no what.


More like the triumvirate of Obama, Jarret and Axelrod.


29 posted on 05/05/2013 3:22:10 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Venturer
"...(”Can a President who has promised to stand with Muslims protect America? ).

Not CAN he, but WILL he.

We all know the answer to that ...(Say that louder> ......... NO!!!

30 posted on 05/05/2013 5:44:31 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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