Skip to comments.Early briefings on Libya strike focused on Al Qaeda, before story changed
Posted on 10/29/2012 3:51:00 PM PDT by JihadiKiller
FYI, Catherine Herridge is the reporter who has been busting this whole story wide-open from the beginning. So far, she has the best inside sources actually willing to talk. Shes the one who first reported that the admin 3 times denied a rescue team for the ambassador
Excerpted from Catherine Herridges report today in Fox News: Two days after the deadly Libya terror attack, representatives of the FBI and National Counterterrorism Center gave Capitol Hill briefings in which they said the evidence supported an Al Qaeda or Al Qaeda-affiliated attack, Fox News has learned.
The description of the attack by those in the Sept. 13 briefings stands in stark contrast to the now controversial briefing on Capitol Hill by CIA Director David Petraeus the following day and raises even more questions about why Petraeus described the attack as tied to a demonstration.
Fox News is told that Petraeus seemed wedded to the narrative that the attack was linked to a demonstration and was spontaneous as opposed to pre-meditated.
Fox News is told that Petraeus was absolute in his description with few, if any, caveats. As lawmakers learned more about the attack, including through raw intelligence reports, they were angry, disappointed and frustrated that the CIA director had not provided a more complete picture of the available intelligence.
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that is very disappointing
Extremely disappointing. But the point is, if you decide to serve an immoral master, you will eventually find yourself in a situation where your morality is going to be tested.
I hope things are not as they appear.
I’ll give Petraeus the benefit of the doubt for now, because he is a hero for his job in Iraq.
Obama is a creep that doesn’t deserve any leeway, and is IMO far more likely to be behind all of this.
Obama Admin. Was Likely Running Arms To Islamic Jihadists Through Benghazi
Maybe the CIA planned the whole YouTube video diversion and Nokoula-whatever-his-name-is is part of a massive psy-ops effort to trick — not to fool Americans per se but... uh... er... well, I don’t know why they’d do that actually... Ahem.
The 0bama regime condemning and JAILING a film maker in America as their top priority stinks to high heaven and does lend credence to 'false flag' theories.
Obama’s not behind this; he’s just the mouthpiece, the teleprompter reader.
The barbarians on the other end of his BlackBerry are behind it.
A willing suspension of disbelief?
I suppose. But once you sell out your country for political gain you are finished as a hero. RIP the Petraeus we thought we knew.
BTW, is FR broke are is it in the garage for repairs? I've never seen it this slow on just an average day. Something is wrong.
Sice roberts... I no longer trust anyone until they have proved themselves trustworthy. I hope the General is clean but there are few excuses to cover this situation. We shall see.
so Petraeus didn’t betray the left...he betrayed US
I don't want him to even SEE the election.
As it has been and ever more shall be.
The General should stand up and defend our country. Where is his voice and why is he silent.
I have heard him speak before and he definitely has the platform - Why so silent General?
You sleep with bugs, you are going to get bit.
It’s pretty sad then the only heroes in all of this were the ones who deviated from their superior’s actions.
The RinoCratic DC Oligarchs would prefer We the People , their employers, behave as We the Peons and Peasants ...and just shut up and let them do as they damn well please!!!!
And who do you think are the barbarians on Obama’s blackberry? I have my own thoughts on the likes of Soros, the Saudis, the Rothchilds(yes them), Putin and many Europeans we kept from going down the tubes after WWII. Our exceptionalism has gathered many wannabes; only problem is all these want us to be like them at their disposal.
I agree with all who have used the term disappointing. This is an absolute shot to the gut. When I saw the general was standing by the video-protest scenario, I was speechless. None of it made any sense. I always feel when someone acts in an unexplainable way, there is some sort of blackmail involved. The Chicago Way is to know all things at all points in time. Well, come what may to whomever. This isn’t going away.
CIA Director + CIA assets and Operatives = Petraeus knew and probably devised the gun running scheme (or worse).
I’d say that it is fairly easy to determine that General Petraeus was certainly involved with what happened as well as the cover up.
The simple fact that he has not resigned in order to preserve his honor indicates that he has none.
If I was an employee of this administration, I would not stand for this treasonous crap for one second.
Not one second.
The general is guilty of treaosn just like all the rest, put him in front of a military tribual and try him for high treason, just like every other slithering snake in this administration.
While the Committee leaks came from a Democrat Congressman from MD and are therefore certainly suspect, GOP Congressmen have had more than a month to come forward and say "Wait, that's not what the DCI said." To date they have not come forward. Friday is the first time Patraeus has broken his silence since mid-September.
I think even a very charitable person has to assume he was part of the initial cover-up.
Forget Benghazi for a minute. Read THE ILLINOIS PAY TO PLAY blog. No, it’s not mine. Benghazi was just a small piece of the puzzle. Obama and Hillary may have been setting the Middle East on fire to make money for themselves and their Democrat buddies by rebuilding it after they set it on fire. They’re like arsonists who own the home furnishing store in town. They set a fire to sell the homeowner some new furniture. That’s the big story. That’s Crimes Against Humanity Nuremberg Trials stuff!
“If you dance with the Devil, the Devil doesn’t change. The Devil changes you.”
We know how the thugs from Chicago and Arkansas work....he’s probably been threatened.
Another thing that is really disappointing is that FR probably would have had over 400 responses to this thread a few years ago. Not anymore, this place cannot support the eager patriots that wish to respond to various threads.
Election night, make extra plans elsewhere. Around here? you will never be able to participate.
Very sad, this was a very wonderful place.
Then the General is less an honorable man than Tyrone Woods who gave his life in order to save over 30 AMERICAN lives.
Dance with the devil...
Petraeus is no hero.
He is a PhD in international relations.
So of course, he fully supports the evil rules of engagement in Afghanistan. His rules have denied grunts in Afghanistan artillery or close air support.
Men have died, screaming for support and had it denied.
Men have died, inside their own compounds where they were not allowed to carry rifles, gunned down by the Muslims hired to guard them.
In Iraq, he is a supporter of FBI showing up and conducting interviews after firefights and prosecuting soldiers and marines.
Petraeus was fine with making grunts in a combat zone have a day of indoctrination about how to be nice to homos.
Petraeus makes our men handle a Koran with gloves.
And now,,, he knows the full truth about what happened, and is doing a Kabuki dance, giving us half truths. A half truth is a full lie.
He is no stranger to refusing fire support for political reasons, so Libya was nothing new to him. No need to admire Petraeus as far as im concerned. He’s just another McCrystol or Wesley Clark, or Dempsey. A turd to be flushed.
Schwartzkopf was our last real General. We may never have another that isn’t a marathon running, laptop carrying, tee-totaling, homo supporting abstainer from manhood, pussy that is indistinguishable from the average corporate evecutive at GE or GS.
I always gave him the benefit of the doubt. As the mom of a solider who served in the 101st AB under Petraeus, I was mistaken. That's all I'm going to say here.
Benedict Arnold comes to mind when you say that.
Of course it could be that the CIA simply is incapable of doing any job whatsoever, since we never seem to know anything.
hes probably been threatened.....
I think they have something on him.
Another general officer who has sold his soul to Obozo, forgetting his obligation to his country and those serving it.
second accounts rarely erase the first story, especially when the second account is issued to deny the first story line was ever spoken.
I hope Catherine Herridge has very good security. Jennifer Griffin too. they’re likely to need it.
I hope Catherine Herridge has very good security. Jennifer Griffin too. They’re likely to need it.
Or he might be someone who has turned (but that seems out of character).
Either way...all we have is vapid speculation.
We should focus of what we can establish with some degree of certainty. What is going on with Petraeus is beyond our understanding at this point.
I did (too), and I was (as well).
As they say in East Tennessee,
“Y’all can’t get the water to clear up,
Until you get the turd out of the creek.”
“hes probably been threatened.....
I think they have something on him.”
I think it’s more likely that he thinks things were done right. It fits with everything he’s done. But lets say they have something on him and are threatening him. The Bible says “the truth will set you free”.
So he stands up, and says, “here is the bad thing i did. I did it, and am guilty. But now the administration wants me to lie. I was threatened by david axelrod that if i didnt do “X”, they would expose me.”
We can’t ask him to risk that, but he can ask better men than him to risk and lose THEIR lives? He’s a conspirator or a coward. There is no other option.
If you live with the Political Devil (Obama), you will die with the Devil. Both Obama & Petraeous are finished politically, both “Traitors” to the USA, our public servants and our military. “TREASON is the word i am looking for!!!”
I agree, man. Petraeus was our very best commander in Iraq. Let’s hope he hasn’t become Marshall Ney.
that comparison is an insult to turds.
I will give Petraus the benefit of the doubt. I cannot imagine a man of his background and character doing anything that is not in the interest of the personnel under his command. Will wait for confirmation/updates.