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Sources: Key task force not convened during Benghazi consulate attack
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Posted on 11/01/2012 3:36:50 PM PDT by TigerClaws

CBS News has learned that during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Obama Administration did not convene its top interagency counterterrorism resource: the Counterterrorism Security Group, (CSG).

"The CSG is the one group that's supposed to know what resources every agency has. They know of multiple options and have the ability to coordinate counterterrorism assets across all the agencies," a high-ranking government official told CBS News. "They were not allowed to do their job. They were not called upon."

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 20120911; benghazi; benghazigate; cbs; counterterrorism; csg; libya
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To: livius

This entire event is just sickening, but when everything is out, there is still the one astounding fact.........Obama directed the blame to US first, using our constitution to support an intentional fabricated lie about a movie, created in America.


51 posted on 11/01/2012 4:35:17 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: TigerClaws

Obama needs to answer some questions, My list starts with why was Chris Stevens meeting with the Turks in Benghazi and not Tripoli? What is or was stored at the CIA annex? What was Ty Wood’s real job? (That is not an indictment of Woods, CIA uses compartmentalization and what Woods was doing was probably completely innocent.). Who in the CIA or State Dept. has the complete picture? Did Obama know? If not, why didn’t he and why isn’t he resigning in shame?


52 posted on 11/01/2012 4:37:58 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (I advocate indentured servitude for the 47% until the national debt is eliminated.)
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To: TigerClaws

CBS News...? Has the levy has broke?

Did they look at their children and find their consciences?


53 posted on 11/01/2012 4:42:49 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Sleeping Freeper

John Bolton pointed that out about a week ago on Greta. Four other embassies had been attacked from very early in the day DC time. It was a Tuesday, a normal business day. The entire national defense/security community was on alert and buzzing all day long. The alert from Benghazi came in about 4:40 PM DC time. No one was sleeping or away from their posts.


54 posted on 11/01/2012 4:44:38 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: crosslink

“This story broke 1 min. after Beck’s show. Connect the dots”

Beck’s video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0EfXnSFVfc

Must see video


55 posted on 11/01/2012 4:45:18 PM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: crosslink

“This story broke 1 min. after Beck’s show. Connect the dots”

Beck’s video:

BREAKING OBAMA MAY GO TO PRISON AND BE IMPEACHED KILLING OUR OWN GLENN BECK !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0EfXnSFVfc

Must see video


56 posted on 11/01/2012 4:46:11 PM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: GeronL
The fact that Romney made a statement first is why they decided to blame the Youtube Video, to turn Mitt’s factual statement into a “gaffe”.

Seriously, I actually believe that.

Perhaps, you're correct. With this crowd, who knows?

However, your statement evokes a question I've been asking myself for a week-or-so.

How did the Obama Administration even come to be aware of the existence of the You Tube video -- "Innocence of Muslims"???!!!

To describe the video as "obscure" is an understatement. At the time the Administration rolled the video out as an excuse for the embassy protests in the Middle East, the video had recorded either 113 or 856 views, as I understand it. Further, it had been up on the web for at least two months.

How in hell did Obama and Hillary even know that the damned thing existed? And that it was provocative enough to conceivably inflame the Middle East? Who alerted them to its existence? And why?

And what inspired the Administration to employ this obscure piece of Pallywood propaganda as a semi-plausible excuse?

57 posted on 11/01/2012 4:47:14 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
If this was all incompetence then it was the most amazing incredibly widespread case of incompetence the world has ever see.

Criminal Negligence: Benghazi Gave 1-Month Warning

58 posted on 11/01/2012 4:48:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigerClaws

Do (sos) clinton and huma know something (sod) panetta does not know. Read a report earlier today clinton is backing away from people our government has been supporting in syria. Am finding nothing where panetta is backing away from those same people. Something is up?


59 posted on 11/01/2012 4:48:45 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: TigerClaws

Is CBS News fainting a news dump Tomorrow?

Or, just getting on the record as covering the story (guilt)...?


60 posted on 11/01/2012 4:50:09 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: TigerClaws


61 posted on 11/01/2012 4:53:09 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: TigerClaws

Why convene the Counterterrorism Security Group for what we have all been assured was just an spontaneous, enthusiastically negative movie review?


62 posted on 11/01/2012 4:57:48 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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63 posted on 11/01/2012 5:02:53 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Fitzy_888
The Alphabet News Networks will leak out just enough info ( buried Internet pages) to say but but but we were on top of Benghazi. String them all up
64 posted on 11/01/2012 5:03:57 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Pollster1

“A White House official says President Obama immediately acknowledged the assault was a terrorist attack”

but they didn’t convene the CSG????

So was Obama just indecisive as usual

OR

Was Obama behind something nefarious that went wrong.

I vote for #2.


65 posted on 11/01/2012 5:04:37 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: xzins

About time they got pissed and about time they remember their oaths to uphold the Constitution and Defend the Nation from all enemies Foreign and DOMESTIC.

Waiting to see what happens next. I’ll go out on a limb and predict that if the information does not come out correctly in the media it will come out by other means from the sources.


66 posted on 11/01/2012 5:05:59 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Sequoyah101

Whoever has leaked all along will be hunted down like an escaped prisoner from a Stalag if Obama wins.

These people should realize that.

They need to do a total data dump now to ensure an Obama loss. Otherwise, they’ll discover Chicagocide is as bad as Arkancide.


67 posted on 11/01/2012 5:08:45 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: GeronL
. . . they decided to blame the Youtube Video. . .

No one mentions that Zero and Clinton both went on TV over there repeatedly offering apologies for the video - on the taxpayers dime.

Regards, TL

68 posted on 11/01/2012 5:14:06 PM PDT by Tomato lover
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To: TigerClaws

Fox reporting live now.


69 posted on 11/01/2012 5:18:22 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Tomato lover

I think their paid TV ads might have caused the Pakistan riots. maybe. (23 dead)


70 posted on 11/01/2012 5:21:35 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: HollyB

BUMP


71 posted on 11/01/2012 5:22:20 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: okie01

That is one of the really big questions


72 posted on 11/01/2012 5:22:40 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Starstruck

It should be Jennifer Griffin & Bret Baier of Fox being given the Pulitzer also, they have been all over this story from the beginning, they didn’t back down even when no one else would touch it. Jennifer broke the news on Fox tonight about the Counter-terrorism Team not being called in.I think the Intel community is going to dump on this admin before the election, seeing the writing on the wall, so to speak.

It is such a sad story, the US officials can say there was no delay but people on the ground in Bengazi say different, that Tyrone Woods was told twice to stand down when there was 20-30+ in the consulate under attack, so he disobeyed orders and went in and rescued them, then lost his life defending the annex when no one came to their aid.

This shows the administration’s incompetence and outright disregard for the lives of Americans, I think it was to coverup the shipment of arms to Syrian rebels. I’m confident we will know soon. More and more is coming out. Heads up for a document dump Friday.


73 posted on 11/01/2012 5:33:40 PM PDT by eagles_rest ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves." -G.W)
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To: okie01
Top advisers receive top ears. Best guess ... valerie and huma.
74 posted on 11/01/2012 5:39:52 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: eagles_rest

You are right about Jennifer. Got the name wrong.


75 posted on 11/01/2012 5:43:13 PM PDT by Starstruck (I refer to the scum on my lake as Obama)
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To: randita

They simply can’t get their stories lined up, can they. It sounds like one after another of them gets tagged to be the fall guy...and at the last minute, thinks, oops, I don’t think I really like Obama thaaat much...


76 posted on 11/01/2012 5:44:27 PM PDT by livius
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To: aruanan; All

Could have sworn I posted a reply to this post....anyway...wordplay....it’s all about the worplay

“did not require such a meeting.”

Perhaps it’s just semantics, but there is a big difference between “not needed” and “stand down”. I think Obama has room to play here.

In fact, just saw tweet worded:

“US officials to @AP: No delays in rescue effort in Libya; team never told to stand down http://bit.ly/VGC0wZ";

Link to AP....THIS IS WHAT OBAMA’S GOING WITH:

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/us-officials-no-delays-rescue-effort-libya-0


77 posted on 11/01/2012 5:54:45 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: TigerClaws; livius

“Rare MSM story on the subject.”

The author is Sharyl Attkisson. She was all over Fast and Furious too including videos, but I think the circulation was limited to the Internet, i.e. if you’re not looking for it, you probably won’t find it.


78 posted on 11/01/2012 5:58:27 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: TigerClaws

As I mentioned above...just tweeted through AP...seems THIS will be the official story:

US officials: No delays in rescue effort in Libya
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2953486/posts


79 posted on 11/01/2012 6:00:32 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

and so it goes:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2953486/posts


80 posted on 11/01/2012 6:04:21 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Kimberly GG

The comments at the link are quite telling.


81 posted on 11/01/2012 6:04:30 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Kimberly GG
There is no doubt at all that 0coward did not order a rescue.
82 posted on 11/01/2012 6:06:38 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: neverdem

yep, very true. Also the reason why the lamestream drive-bys never ran with the story. Knew it would be the end of their hero. After the election, this cannot be bottled up, and the lamestream drive-bys know zer0 is going down.


83 posted on 11/01/2012 6:09:55 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: All

If the MSM starts to report on Benghazi just as we get closer to the election it will be for one reason and one reason only: The liberal elite (including the MSM) will have realized that Obama is going to lose and they must have an alternative explanation other than Obama’s failed ideology/policies to blame his defeat on. Benghazi allows them to blame his defeat on his incompetence and lying. Yes, a big part of the Benhazi debacle stems directly from his inane ideology, but they will maintatin that a significant part of his election loss resulted from Benghazi lying/incompetence.


84 posted on 11/01/2012 6:10:59 PM PDT by PAR
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To: TigerClaws; Travis McGee

The ‘OFFICIAL’ story/explanation...just tweeted by AP

US officials: No delays in rescue effort in Libya
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2953486/posts


85 posted on 11/01/2012 6:11:42 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: PAR

...”they must have an alternative explanation”...

like you said, just tweeted through AP:

US officials: No delays in rescue effort in Libya
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2953486/posts


86 posted on 11/01/2012 6:16:25 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: "CBS is voting for the incompetance charge."

Let me guess. Their finally going to admit their own incompetence.
87 posted on 11/01/2012 6:20:19 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

WELL worth reading the whole article. With CBS doing this sort of “random act of journalism,”, my guess is that some whistelblowers are getting very impatient. This thing could get noisy yet.


88 posted on 11/01/2012 6:22:59 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Kimberly GG

GG,

This is an accurate statement. There were no delays because requests for assistance were refused. Refusal = no rescue. At all.


89 posted on 11/01/2012 6:24:18 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: TigerClaws

October Surprise, Hillary style?


90 posted on 11/01/2012 6:58:35 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: Kimberly GG

“Does CBS’s ‘sudden’ finding and story have anything to do with Glenn Beck’s threat from yesterday?”

Does a bear poop in the woods?
Beck laid it out to them. Release the story, or I’m going to expose you as the partisan hacks you are for spiking it.


91 posted on 11/01/2012 7:02:36 PM PDT by rikkir (Political office should be a sacrifice, not a reward. Do your service and GO HOME!)
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To: GeronL

Hi GeronL,

Thanks for the reply. Wonder when they will be held responsible for those deaths?


92 posted on 11/01/2012 7:03:39 PM PDT by Tomato lover
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To: Tomato lover

Hillary already accepted responsibility, but in DC that’s just useless words


93 posted on 11/01/2012 7:09:39 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: TigerClaws
This in iteslf should knock Obama out.

He should be put in jail or worse really but hell if that's going to happen. Obama, gads, I hope he's gone by next week at this time but in fact we'll be cleaning up his outhouse ideologies for years to come. I was p____d beyond belief listening to his spiel to the Ney Jersey/Right Coast,"no one left behind," when

he MADE Libya, BOMBED Libya, KILLED the tyrant we know and set up a lame government and KILLED those good people just as if he had a gun and shot them himself.

He killed 20+ SEAL's, ruined the danged Osama cache of secrets, and didn't shoot him, the SEALs/spec ops teams did. He's been absolutely negligent on Ft Hoodie Hasan( his dagumed beard) and anything seemingly anti-muzzard Muslumic.

This is so much bigger than

Bubbalinton impeachment,

so much bigger than Watergate,

so much bigger than any scandal(s) or reams of scandals

in a four year period with the debt and AA- credit rating to prove this man is not just an enemy of America, he's the te_____st a proven t_______t by his own action and inaction.

Add it up or as he says,"do the arithmetic."

<<<<< Am SOOOO ANGRY!!

94 posted on 11/01/2012 7:15:27 PM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: xzins

Yes they had and they had better not waste a single minute to do it.


95 posted on 11/01/2012 7:34:00 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: PAR

One of the best posts I’ve read here. You nailed it.


96 posted on 11/01/2012 7:39:32 PM PDT by bonfire
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To: crosslink

I thought the same, can’t get Glenn here but read about it this AM. They HAD to do something! It will get buried this weekend.


97 posted on 11/01/2012 7:40:06 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: TigerClaws
Obama Has Touted Al Qaeda’s Demise 32 Times since Benghazi Attack

(CNS News)

98 posted on 11/01/2012 7:46:58 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (ObamaCare®. Brought to you by the same compassionate folks who gave you Benghazi.)
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To: RummyChick
Was Obama behind something nefarious that went wrong

Fargo.

99 posted on 11/01/2012 7:50:29 PM PDT by CanasYGanas (It's Been a Long Time.)
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To: no-to-illegals
The comments at the link are quite telling.

^^^^This.^^^^^

100 posted on 11/01/2012 7:50:43 PM PDT by CanasYGanas (It's Been a Long Time.)
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