U.S. says CIA responded within 25 minutes to Benghazi attack (NO Stand Down!)

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posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 06:22 PM
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Originally posted by jazzguy
this sounds more like damage control then truth.
if it was the truth they would have said it much sooner and not when it accidently went viral.


They probably figured it would die on it's own when Romney made such a fool of himself in the second debate. You don't want to treat completely ridiculous unsubstantiated and factually incorrect allegations as being even worthy of a response when they are clearly and plainly inaccurate.

They were probably just surprised that the Romneyites were so desperate that they just kept clinging to this nonsense for this long.

Oh well. Whatever.




posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 06:24 PM
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Originally posted by Sink the Bismarck!

Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan

Originally posted by Taiyed
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What else is there to shout?

For weeks the Right Wing Obama haters have been running with rumors, un-named sources only available to Fox News, and outright speculation to build their own picture of what happened in Benghazi.

And now, the CIA, the agency that was actually there and responded has released a timeline of what happened during the attack which has blown the Right Wing fan faction out of the water. There was no "Stand Down" order, the two ex-Navy Seals didn't go in guns blazing on their own against orders, there were more than just the two of them that responded (there goes the Rambo fan fiction of 2 vs hundreds), the drone wasn't pre-dispatched to that area, one of the ex-Navy Seals came from Tripoli, and the two that died didn't die trying to defend the Consulate, they died back at the CIA safe house trying to defend that.

And after all that, all you have from the Benghaziers is, "That's a lie". LIKE THE FREAKING KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED.

I'm sorry, but I have nothing else to say to Benghaziers anymore, they have carved out a new sub-species of Conspiracy Theorist who will be sneered at just like Birthers.
edit on 2-11-2012 by Taiyed because: (no reason given)


Here's the thing with this story, and the birther story: that no straight answer was forthcoming in a reasonable amount of time. It has every appearance of time being taken to see if it would blow over, then concocting a story.

Not that I am a birther. Only that their point, about why it wasn't forthcoming in a reasonable amount of time, is wholly valid and yet to be answered.

In essence, to demand answers in a timely fashion is how you keep that particular sleight of hand from occuring.


The reason the CIA didn't 'speak up' sooner is because they didn't want to release any information about their operations and logistics in Benghazi, in case that information could wind up being used against them by enemies. Of course it seems they've caved due to pressure from Fox News, who are currently getting away with pushing dangerous hearsay..

And since this isn't a birther thread, I'll refrain from tackling that non-issue as well.


LOL...but the REAL question...is "What does Obama's Freshman year transcript say!!"

#sarcasm.



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 06:24 PM
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For reals and while he is at it. Lets ALSO get a look and hear at all those "hidden" emails and tapes from the White House. FAIL



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 06:26 PM
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Originally posted by Taiyed
Finally, an end to the right wing Benghazi porn.

Or is it?

Nope, it's not, because some people are interested in the truth, they are just interested in whatever lie they can use to support their own pre-conceived world view.

But at least now there are facts to prove the Benghaziers wrong, so now they have a position firmly planted right next to Birthers.


Yeah...no end in sight.

I give Donald Trump about two more hours before he's demanding the "Long Form" CIA timeline or the video footage of Obama's last colonoscopy.



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 06:27 PM
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Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan

Originally posted by Taiyed
Finally, an end to the right wing Benghazi porn.

Or is it?

Nope, it's not, because some people are interested in the truth, they are just interested in whatever lie they can use to support their own pre-conceived world view.

But at least now there are facts to prove the Benghaziers wrong, so now they have a position firmly planted right next to Birthers.


Well, it might be. Especially if your tactic to stop the conversation is to shout others down with cries of "CRAZY!!!!"

Hmmmm....

Do you hear people yelling "CRAZY" at you a lot?

Just curious.



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 06:28 PM
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thanks, i'm still reading through the first, which is a press conference btw, not a hearing.
am not surprised we are dealing with Official 1 & Official 2 here but that's the SD i suppose.

am not finished but i had to LOL outloud when i read this bit ...

SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL TWO: Because of the – this was a post and not a – and we – this post held no classified documents. They had computer communications with Washington, but the material would arrive on the screen and you would read it on the screen, and then that was it. There was no classified paper, so there was no paper to burn.
in this day and age of hackers gone wild, i'm wondering how many are already working on that "material arriving on screen"


thanks again for the links, i hadn't seen them previously.



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 06:38 PM
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Actually I thought it was because of a spontaneous protest. Oh wait no, well I think the strategy the administration and all other relevant departments of government is is to give out as many different and conflicting answers as possible to the point where if you went from person to person on the street and asked them what happened and why it happened you would get as many different answers as people you ask. Its called smoke screening and disinformation. The fact is that our ambassadors and other government empoyees were sitting ducks in one of the most hostile terrorist countries on the globe and there is no acceptable explanation as to why they were so undermanned and why no one tried to rescue them when the shi... was hitting the fan.



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 06:44 PM
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Originally posted by Taiyed
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
 


What else is there to shout?

For weeks the Right Wing Obama haters have been running with rumors, un-named sources only available to Fox News, and outright speculation to build their own picture of what happened in Benghazi.


My personal favorite was when Newt Gingrich said that an unnamed source told him that another unnamed source got unnamed documents from a third unnamed source that contained unspecified information about an unknown order of some kind made by a fourth unnamed party...which apparently was somehow bad for Obama in an unspecified way.

Sure. Whatever guys. Sounds totally rock-solid to me.


And now, the CIA, the agency that was actually there and responded has released a timeline of what happened during the attack which has blown the Right Wing fan faction out of the water. There was no "Stand Down" order, the two ex-Navy Seals didn't go in guns blazing on their own against orders, there were more than just the two of them that responded (there goes the Rambo fan fiction of 2 vs hundreds),

But...but...Rambo is AWESOME! Just think of the super kick-ass movie that would have made!!!


the drone wasn't pre-dispatched to that area, one of the ex-Navy Seals came from Tripoli, and the two that died didn't die trying to defend the Consulate, they died back at the CIA safe house trying to defend that.

Imagine...the CIA putting their own interests above that of "diplomatic" relations. Who woulda of thunk it, huh?


And after all that, all you have from the Benghaziers is, "That's a lie". LIKE THE FREAKING KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED.

Oh...didn't you get the memo? When any Arab person says anything at all that is critical of Obama, it's because they love freedom and cheeseburgers. When they say anything else at all they are immediately lumped altogether as "terrorists"...along with Hindu Sikhs for some reason...despite the fact that they have not ever attacked anybody anywhere, aren't Muslim, don't speak Arabic, and come from the same place that the phone rings to when you call tech support. Oh well...they're brown...that's all that really matters, I guess.


I'm sorry, but I have nothing else to say to Benghaziers anymore, they have carved out a new sub-species of Conspiracy Theorist who will be sneered at just like Birthers.


Actually...I might disagree with you on that slightly. I don't know that we can call the Benghaziers "theorists" of any kind. At least the Birther "theory" DOES have the defined parameter of alleging that Obama is citizen of Kenya and/or a Muslim operative despite a wealth of verifiable evidence to the contrary.

I'm not sure the Benghaziers ever really formed what could be called a "theory" other than some vague notion that America is "good". Seriously...it was all over the map everywhere from Obama allegedly issuing the "stand down" order that nobody has any evidence of, to Hillary Clinton ordering a predator drone strike for no apparent reason or gain, to it being a satanic sacrificial blood-rite of some kind.

Just a big ball of garbled incoherency that I more or less translated as a tacit admission and dawning realization that their buddy Romney screwed the pooch and is going to lose the election soundly...even WITH good ol' Tagg buying into those voting machines.



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 06:47 PM
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Originally posted by CyberTruth
Actually I thought it was because of a spontaneous protest.


You are aware that it IS possible to have a spontaneous protest which in turn inspires a terrorist attack, right?

Why does it need to be one or the other? All it took is for one of the Libyan goofballs to have seen on twitter that people were rioting elsewhere in the Middle East and decide that him his good ol' boy Libyan buddies would go wage their own little jihad w/ that RPG that they found last week.

What's the big mystery?



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 06:49 PM
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Originally posted by Taiyed
reply to post by ManBehindTheMask
 


They asked for the transcript where the hearings talked about a specific "ORDER", maybe you should go re-read the post.

There is nothing in those hearings about any "order", and the only "order" that has been talked about is the "Stand Down" order that was never given. Two teams responded to the attack, they weren't told to stand down, they were told to respond and they did.

I know you desperately want this to be some grand conspiracy, but the facts prove otherwise.


"Never let the facts get in the way of what you desperately WISH was true."

#GOPmotto



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 06:58 PM
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Originally posted by milominderbinder

Originally posted by CyberTruth
Actually I thought it was because of a spontaneous protest.


You are aware that it IS possible to have a spontaneous protest which in turn inspires a terrorist attack, right?

Why does it need to be one or the other? All it took is for one of the Libyan goofballs to have seen on twitter that people were rioting elsewhere in the Middle East and decide that him his good ol' boy Libyan buddies would go wage their own little jihad w/ that RPG that they found last week.

What's the big mystery?


Its seems apparent that there was no protest and White house Officials have already acknowledged this however only after letting the media run rabid for weeks with the story of a protest over a movie nobody even knew about. But you have raised an interesting question. What was the motive of the attackers?? Still havent even heard a reasonable hypothesis from our government. Maybe that is where the real story lies. no pun intended.



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 07:00 PM
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Originally posted by milominderbinder

Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan

Originally posted by Taiyed
Finally, an end to the right wing Benghazi porn.

Or is it?

Nope, it's not, because some people are interested in the truth, they are just interested in whatever lie they can use to support their own pre-conceived world view.

But at least now there are facts to prove the Benghaziers wrong, so now they have a position firmly planted right next to Birthers.


Well, it might be. Especially if your tactic to stop the conversation is to shout others down with cries of "CRAZY!!!!"

Hmmmm....

Do you hear people yelling "CRAZY" at you a lot?

Just curious.


No. Most people in my real life come to me to fix problems that they are unable to fix on their own.

But I don't expect you to believe me.

So let me ask you.....are you going to spend the rest of your life embroiled in the false political dichotomy?



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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The cia doesn't give out info often or on the publics time line you would be amazed how much info can be gleaned from a simple statement if not sanitized to the nines. Faux news is not a reliable news source in court they claimed they are entertainment with some news. I can't believe I'm saying this the cia is believable on this one.



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 07:02 PM
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Can anybody show an order where Hitler ordered the extermination of Jews?

Some order have no paper trail



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 07:03 PM
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Pretty amazing how hard it is to get a hold of transcripts from Congressional hearings. Nothing shows up on the GPO site -- so much for transparency in an important event right (that jab is at all of them up on the Hill).



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 07:05 PM
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Originally posted by milominderbinder

Originally posted by CyberTruth
Actually I thought it was because of a spontaneous protest.


You are aware that it IS possible to have a spontaneous protest which in turn inspires a terrorist attack, right?

Why does it need to be one or the other? All it took is for one of the Libyan goofballs to have seen on twitter that people were rioting elsewhere in the Middle East and decide that him his good ol' boy Libyan buddies would go wage their own little jihad w/ that RPG that they found last week.

What's the big mystery?


So you are saying that Al Qaeda is basically nothing more than a real life Call of Duty clan? They just all get together ad hoc and wreak havoc on some unsuspecting group? No need for any planning. Just pick up that RPG and go to town, huh?

LOL



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 07:14 PM
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Originally posted by MystikMushroom
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Duh.

Because in the end, we got our man in that operation. Details are still being witheld about the "classified chopper".

Just because not enough details to satisfy YOU haven't been released, doesn't mean they won't.

Hmmm.

I guess you didn't hear that they released info in the bin Laden case that compromised and endangered operatives. They did it because they thought it was worth it in exchange for the political hay they were going to
make.
duh,eh?
Maybe they can give us some more details like the one about it being a demonstration gone wrong and it was caused by a YouTube video.
Or did you forget that?
Or did they give us that BS story to cover CIA secrets too?
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posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 07:16 PM
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Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan

Originally posted by milominderbinder

Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan

Originally posted by Taiyed
Finally, an end to the right wing Benghazi porn.

Or is it?

Nope, it's not, because some people are interested in the truth, they are just interested in whatever lie they can use to support their own pre-conceived world view.

But at least now there are facts to prove the Benghaziers wrong, so now they have a position firmly planted right next to Birthers.


Well, it might be. Especially if your tactic to stop the conversation is to shout others down with cries of "CRAZY!!!!"

Hmmmm....

Do you hear people yelling "CRAZY" at you a lot?

Just curious.


No. Most people in my real life come to me to fix problems that they are unable to fix on their own.

But I don't expect you to believe me.

So let me ask you.....are you going to spend the rest of your life embroiled in the false political dichotomy?


I haven't spent any part of my life thus far in a false political dichotomy...so I would say the answer would be no.

In fact, my general loathing for wild assumptions that have absolutely ZERO evidence to substantiate them is largely indicative of my resistance to a false political dichotomy. Hence...my feelings on the Benghazi nuttery that we've been seeing.

What's your point?



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 07:27 PM
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Well then, I suppose you can tell me all the specs on the hellicopter that crashed?

Yeah, I didn't think so!



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 07:37 PM
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Originally posted by GrantedBail
Well according to a couple of articles out this morning one from the LA times and one from the NY Times. There was no stand down order and that rumor is bull. So all those stories from the right wing echo chamber are false, so says this news.

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WASHINGTON — CIA security officers in a Benghazi post responded within 25 minutes to a call for help from a nearby State Department compound after it came under attack Sept. 11, officials said Thursday, seeking to refute a Fox News report asserting that CIA managers ordered them to stay put.

In releasing a detailed timeline of CIA actions that night, senior intelligence officials have put aside long-standing concerns about revealing the extent of the agency's presence in Benghazi in order to push back against what officials say are baseless allegations that aid was withheld.

"At every level in the chain of command, from the senior officers in Libya to the most senior officials in Washington, everyone was fully engaged in trying to provide whatever help they could," a senior intelligence official said in a statement. "There were no orders to anybody to stand down in providing support."

Fox News asserted in a story last week that CIA managers had ordered agency security officers to "stand down" and remain in their own facility, known as the Annex, when the attack on the diplomatic compound began about 9:40 p.m. and that there was an hour delay before officers disobeyed orders and went to help repel the attack that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and State Department officer Sean Smith.

snip>

www.latimes.com...


Yet, they did nothing, right? Isn't that the gist of it? Nothing was done on any level of government when the we knew early in this argument that real time video was being piped directly to Washington. There were hours to respond in some fashion and, must I repeat myself, NOTHING was done? They all just sat around and watched, I guess. and discussed how they couldn't do anything--that is from the WH perspective--to threaten the results of the election?





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