Skip to comments.Sources: Key task force not convened during Benghazi consulate attack
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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CBS is voting for the incompetance charge.
I watched Beck, very short segment, in short he said I know the memo is in the hands of a network, he then said its only a matter of time before its released. He was very Coy.
Beyond incompetent....Sinister... See a trend below?:
Hillary Clinton Speaking at a press conference from the State Department on September 13, 2012
“Let me state very clearly — and I hope it is obvious — that the United States Government had absolutely nothing to do with this video.”
Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jay Carney — Golden, CO, 9/13/12
“As Secretary Clinton said today, the United States government had nothing to do with this movie.”
Hillary Clinton Speaks at Ceremony as Bodies of Americans Killed in Libya Arrive in the US September 14, 2012
“Weve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with.”
White House spokesman Jay Carney held a press briefing September 14, 2012
The reason why theres unrest is because of the film. This is in response to the film this is not a film that the United States government had anything to do with. We reject its message and its contents we find it both reprehensible.
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice, goes on morning shows at NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and CNN. September 16, 2012
Rice called the attack a “direct result of a heinous and offensive video that was widely disseminated, that the U.S. government had nothing to do with.”
Sept. 18: Obama was asked about the Benghazi attack on The Late Show with David Letterman.
As offensive as this video was and, obviously, weve denounced it and the United States government had nothing to do with it.
President Barack Obamas speech to the UN General Assembly full text September 25, 2012
“That is what we saw play out the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video”
Remember there is at least one more Network with access to these e-mails, so I expect it will be a race to dig up the most dirt.
Yes today the WaPo and CBS both decided today was the day to jump on board with the Benghazi story. Isn’t that interesting? are these the two media outlets that Catherine Herridge said had and were anot releasing the smoking gun emails?
MSM have decided they can’t keep this particular story under wraps. A legit source in the intel community is spilling the beans, and CBS, ABC etc can’t be seen as being that far behind Fox or internet sources. The MSM isn’t going to do any digging on Libya, but this is being thrown in their faces and they have to at least mention it.
Am leaning there is something about to go wrong and clinton wants an out, after helping to arm terrorists.
A White House official says President Obama immediately acknowledged the assault was a terrorist attack. However, there was confusion as White House spokesman Jay Carney said three days later, "We have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack."
So instead of outright lying, Carney was merely confused.
It is evident that the politicians, not the professionals, called the shots from A to Z.
The most infuriating statement is that “(a response) was there within 24 hours, well within policy “. What quintessential bureaucratic BS. Never mind that our ambassador is dead, that two incredible heros died fighting to the last drop of their blood and never mind that the USA took a huge c*ck punch, we met the bureaucratic timeline.
(Think about that in the context of your health care.)
Under all of this I hear “I know more about policy than my policy advisors. I’m a better speech writer than my speech writer “. Now he’s a better counter terrorism operator than Delta.
God help me but I’d like to be there to see when the lot of them are dragged out of the white hut by their ankles.
meant (sos) clinton. but then there is panetta (sod), has he also backed away from the people in syria our government in d.c. was backing?
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.
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?
CBS News...? Has the levy has broke?
Did they look at their children and find their consciences?
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.
“This story broke 1 min. after Becks show. Connect the dots”
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“This story broke 1 min. after Becks show. Connect the dots”
BREAKING OBAMA MAY GO TO PRISON AND BE IMPEACHED KILLING OUR OWN GLENN BECK !
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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?
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?
Is CBS News fainting a news dump Tomorrow?
Or, just getting on the record as covering the story (guilt)...?
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