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WH Throws CIA Under the Bus

November 18, 2012

The White House is doubling down on their assertions that they did not have the proper information when they sent Susan Rice out to the Sunday talk shows to claim the Benghazi attack was due to a video. They claim that the only edit they made to the information given them was to change the name of the attacked facility from “consulate” to “diplomatic facility.”

Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said Saturday:

“We were provided with points by the intelligence community that represented their assessment. The only edit made by the White House was the factual edit about how to refer to the facility.

Rhodes said that the White House changed “consulate” to “diplomatic facility.”  He continued, “Other than that, we were guided by the points that were provided by the intelligence community. So I can’t speak to any other edits that may have been made.”

It had to be the CIA that screwed up, not the White House, right? Sure it was, Rhodes asserted:”I can’t speak to what the process is within the CIA.  (The administration) indicated we believed extremists were involved. The president himself called it an ‘act of terror,’ right? So you have an initial assessment, an initial judgment, but you’re able to get more specific as … the investigation proceeds. That’s going to be the natural progression of events.”

According to insiders who heard the testimony of General David Petraeus on Friday, he said that he had quickly concluded after the attack that it was a terrorist attack. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said that the talking points that administration officials used erased the reference to a terrorist attack.

Rhodes finished throwing the CIA under the bus like this:

 The focus of this has often been on public statements that were made by Susan Rice and other administration officials in that first week after the attack, those were informed by unclassified talking points that were provided to the Congress and the other agencies in the rest of the administration by the intelligence community. So that’s what informed our public statements. Now if there were adjustments to them made by the intelligence community, that’s common and that’s something they would have done themselves. Yet officials inside the White House apparently have  confessed  that the White House knew within 72 hours of the attack that it was al-Qaeda operated. And knowing that the attack was likely being viewed in the situation room of the White House as it occurred makes it virtually impossible to believe that the White House would have eschewed getting information from the CIA immediately. information that Petraeus has acknowledged confirmed it was a terrorist attack.

The question is this: is the CIA willing to go to the rack on behalf of a White House that is throwing it under the bus?

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/17/White-House-Throws-CIA-Under-The-Bus

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WHY IS THE WHITE HOUSE PROTECTING AL-QAIDA?

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga said: White House cut al-Qaida in talking points!

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI)Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said on “Fox News Sunday” every agency representative who testified last week before the Intelligence Committee on the deadly attack in Benghazi claimed not to know who “edited” the controversial talking points in which U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said the raid was the result of an impromptu street demonstration

“Everybody there was asked, do you know who made these changes?” Chambliss said. “Nobody knew. The only entity that reviewed the talking points that was not there was the White House.

“What I do know is that every member of the intelligence community says that references to al-Qaida were removed by somebody, and they don’t know who,” Chambliss added.

Another committee member, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Ind-Conn., told Fox there was still confusion over Rice and the talking points but he considered the debate to be less significant than larger questions about the State Department’s handling of diplomatic security in Libya at a time when intelligence indicated al-Qaida and other militants were setting up shop in the unstable country.

“With what we know now about the intelligence on the terrorists who were in the vicinity of Benghazi, it was in my opinion irresponsible to have our State Department personnel there, with only three security guards,” Lieberman said. “Either we should have given them the protection they deserved, or should have closed that mission in Benghazi, as the British government had done a short while before.”

http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/upiUPI-20121118-145002-7707

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70 Comments
  1. November 21, 2012 6:52 pm

    This was a TEST Run seeing what Israel has for resistance… We are entering the world of Mad Max!

  2. November 21, 2012 7:08 pm

    Russian GRU Intelligence Agency
    Reportedly Says Obama Fired Military Officers Because He ‘Fears a Coup’

    According to (shadowy anonymous blogger) Sorcha Faal the Russian military’s GRU foreign intelligence unit presented a report to Kremlin leadership late last month that said Obama removed one of the United States Navy’s most powerful admirals from his command (in the wake of Benghazi 9/11) specifically because he fears a military coup is being planned against him.

    On 9/11/2012, that officer -Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette, commander of Carrier Strike Group Three in the Middle East- apparently felt obligated to come to the aid of besieged US defenses at the Benghazi consulate, violating an utterly bewildering White House command he probably had a hard time believing was even being made. Gaouette was said to be attempting to help AFRICOM commander General Carter Ham, also purged by Obama for violating of an obstinate White House insistence to ‘stand down’.

    Ham considered himself bound-by-duty to take action, but the story goes that his second-in-command -a likely Obammunist- promptly stepped-right-up and informed him he’d just been ‘relieved of his command’, effective immediately- General Ham was then physically apprehended/arrested.

    Subsequently -and despite Navy claims that he was NOT ‘replaced’ due to Benghazi- Admiral Gaouette was otherwise inexplicably removed as Carrier Strike Group commander on October 27th…
    Faal:

    US news reports on Obama’s unprecedented firing of a powerful US Navy Commander during wartime state that Admiral Gaouette’s removal was for ‘allegations of inappropriate leadership judgment’ that arose during the strike group’s deployment to the Middle East.

    This GRU report, however, states that Admiral Gaouette’s firing by President Obama was due to this strike force commander disobeying orders when he ordered his forces on 11 September to ‘assist and provide intelligence for’ American military forces ordered into action by US Army General Carter Ham, who was then the commander of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), against terrorist forces attacking the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

    General Ham had been in command of the initial 2011 US-NATO military intervention in Libya who, like Admiral Gaouette, was fired by Obama.

    And as we can, in part, read from US military insider accounts of this growing internal conflict between the White House and US Military leaders: ‘The information I heard today was that General [Carter] Ham as head of AFRICOM received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready.

    General Ham then received the order to stand down.
    His response was ‘screw it’, he was going to help anyhow.

    Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command…’

  3. November 21, 2012 7:08 pm

    Russian GRU Intelligence Agency
    Reportedly Says Obama Fired Military Officers Because He ‘Fears a Coup’

    BO

    According to (shadowy anonymous blogger) Sorcha Faal the Russian military’s GRU foreign intelligence unit presented a report to Kremlin leadership late last month that said Obama removed one of the United States Navy’s most powerful admirals from his command (in the wake of Benghazi 9/11) specifically because he fears a military coup is being planned against him.

    On 9/11/2012, that officer -Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette, commander of Carrier Strike Group Three in the Middle East- apparently felt obligated to come to the aid of besieged US defenses at the Benghazi consulate, violating an utterly bewildering White House command he probably had a hard time believing was even being made. Gaouette was said to be attempting to help AFRICOM commander General Carter Ham, also purged by Obama for violating of an obstinate White House insistence to ‘stand down’.

    Ham considered himself bound-by-duty to take action, but the story goes that his second-in-command -a likely Obammunist- promptly stepped-right-up and informed him he’d just been ‘relieved of his command’, effective immediately- General Ham was then physically apprehended/arrested.

    Subsequently -and despite Navy claims that he was NOT ‘replaced’ due to Benghazi- Admiral Gaouette was otherwise inexplicably removed as Carrier Strike Group commander on October 27th…

    http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com/2012/11/russian-military-intelligence-report.html

  4. November 21, 2012 7:09 pm

    Agree the Hamas attack was a test.

  5. November 21, 2012 7:10 pm

    tell,

    Have not seen confirmation of the Breitbart story. Hope it is accurate.

  6. November 21, 2012 7:13 pm

    Here’s a live blog which updates the truce status.

    00:56
    Terrorists have reportedly opened fire on an Israeli bus at the Etzion junction of the Gush Etzion settlement bloc south of Jerusalem, according to Israel Radio.

    The fire apparently came from a passing car. No injuries were reported.

    In a second incident, a firebomb has been thrown at an IDF position east of Ramallah in the West bank. No injuries or damage are reported.

    Celebratory fireworks were heard at different places in the West Bank shortly after the ceasefire took effect Wednesday evening.

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/several-casualties-in-explosion-in-central-tel-aviv/

  7. November 21, 2012 9:04 pm

    wyntre
    November 21, 2012 7:10 pm

    tell,

    Have not seen confirmation of the Breitbart story. Hope it is accurate.
    ………………………….

    The embarrassment would ruin the iconic image of the super leader brokering ME Peace. Today it’s Hillary that brokered peace. Tomorrow, it will be Obama did it as Hillary looked on- pfft!

  8. November 21, 2012 11:05 pm

    Twelve rockets hit Israel after truce: police

    AFP – Twelve rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit Israel on Wednesday in the first hours that followed a ceasefire agreement ending hostilities in the week-long Gaza conflict, a police spokesman told AFP.

    The Israeli spokesman added that the attacks caused no injuries or damage, with the rockets mostly landing in open fields in the south of the Jewish state.

    A ceasefire agreement announced in Cairo on Wednesday went into effect at 1900 GMT, requiring both sides to halt fire immediately and for Israel to start opening Gaza’s crossings if the truce holds for 24 hours.

    The Israeli defence forces said a total of 915 rockets had hit Israel since the start of the conflict on November 14, most of the them landing in southern Israel.

    Another 429 rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome air defence system that Israel acquired from the United States.

    The strikes killed five Israelis, including a soldier. At least 155 Palestinians were killed by the Israeli bombardment that came to a halt on Wednesday night.

    http://www.france24.com/en/20121122-twelve-rockets-hit-israel-after-truce-police

  9. November 22, 2012 8:42 am

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE

    Please take a moment and look around you. Be thankful for what you have. A roof over your head when so many of us have lost all they own to hurricane Sandy. Be thankful for today.. set your troubles aside and be proud of yourself, you made it through to a beautiful Thanksgiving Day all body parts intact surrounded by family and friends. Enjoy your turkey and all the traditional fixins we love on this special day. Hug those sitting next to you and celebrate with Joy A Blessed Happy Thanksgiving Day.

  10. November 22, 2012 10:49 am

    NEW ARTICLE IS UP..

    ***thanks everyone for all the prayers for Mom… She is thankful. They were a great help!

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