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Benghazi Talking Points Underwent 12 Revisions, Scrubbed of Terror Reference

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posted on May, 10 2013 @ 08:10 AM
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Benghazi Talking Points Underwent 12 Revisions, Scrubbed of Terror Reference
abcnews.go.com...
White House emails reviewed by ABC News suggest the edits were made with extensive input from the State Department. The edits included requests from the State Department that references to the Al Qaeda-affiliated group Ansar al-Sharia be deleted as well references to CIA warnings about terrorist threats in Benghazi in the months preceding the attack.
That would appear to directly contradict what White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said about the talking points in November.
“Those talking points originated from the intelligence community. They reflect the IC’s best assessments of what they thought had happened,” Carney told reporters at the White House press briefing on November 28, 2012. “The White House and the State Department have made clear that the single adjustment that was made to those talking points by either of those two institutions were changing the word ‘consulate’ to ‘diplomatic facility’ because ‘consulate’ was inaccurate.”
Summaries of White House and State Department emails — some of which were first published by Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard — show that the State Department had extensive input into the editing of the talking points.




posted on May, 10 2013 @ 08:14 AM
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“Time to get all involved under oath.”

Why bother? They’ll just lie, or refuse to answer.

“At some point they’ll start turning on each other.”



posted on May, 10 2013 @ 08:41 AM
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The White House is working on some huge event or story to draw attention away from this self inflicted disaster. Look for something big to happen…it’s getting awfully hot in the kitchen



posted on May, 10 2013 @ 08:55 AM
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Originally posted by Surfrat
The White House is working on some huge event or story to draw attention away from this self inflicted disaster. Look for something big to happen…it’s getting awfully hot in the kitchen


Maybe Obama will backtrack from his backtrack and attack Syria after all. If not because of this scandal, definitely before January 2014 when Obamacare is in full swing and crushes everyone with massive premiums and taxes.



posted on May, 10 2013 @ 08:57 AM
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Originally posted by Surfrat
Benghazi Talking Points Underwent 12 Revisions, Scrubbed of Terror Reference
abcnews.go.com...
White House emails reviewed by ABC News suggest the edits were made with extensive input from the State Department. The edits included requests from the State Department that references to the Al Qaeda-affiliated group Ansar al-Sharia be deleted as well references to CIA warnings about terrorist threats in Benghazi in the months preceding the attack.
That would appear to directly contradict what White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said about the talking points in November.
“Those talking points originated from the intelligence community. They reflect the IC’s best assessments of what they thought had happened,” Carney told reporters at the White House press briefing on November 28, 2012. “The White House and the State Department have made clear that the single adjustment that was made to those talking points by either of those two institutions were changing the word ‘consulate’ to ‘diplomatic facility’ because ‘consulate’ was inaccurate.”
Summaries of White House and State Department emails — some of which were first published by Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard — show that the State Department had extensive input into the editing of the talking points.


"These aren't the droids you're looking for.."

"Move along."



posted on May, 10 2013 @ 09:56 AM
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They are the Droids in Chiefs
Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton abandoned, turned-their-backs and walked away, from an ambassador and soldiers on the battlefield, who were fighting a pitched battle-for their lives, on a piece of American real estate. They begged, begged for the cavalry, for the Marines to be sent in. They begged for their lives. But the order was sent to stand-down. And death came instead. All thanks to the shameful cowardice of our so-called Commander-in-Chief and his shrill Secretary of State, who were far more concerned about getting re-elected, about their personal interests, their power.



posted on May, 10 2013 @ 01:22 PM
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The difference between the initial CIA statement and the final State Department revision is both startling and indicting.

I am working on coverting the PDF to text so that I can upload the differences.

A low-level head will roll, but everyone else will duck and cover.

We were clearly and obvioulsy lied to and if "the buck stops here," Obama and Clinton must be forced to respond. These are, after all, executive departments. The (then - acting) Director of National Intelligence should have a word ot two to offer as well.

jw



posted on May, 10 2013 @ 02:06 PM
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OK. Here's what the CIA drafted for the Obama administration's initial public statement:



Friday, September 14th 2012, 11:15 a.m.

• We believe based on currently available information that the attacks in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the U.S. Consulate and subsequently its annex.
• The crowd almost certainly was a mix of individuals from across many sectors of Libyan society. That being said, we do know that Islamic extremists with ties to al-Qa'ida participated in the attack.
• Initial press reporting linked the attack to Ansar al-Sharia. The group has since released a statement that its leadership did not order the attacks, but did not deny that some of its members were involved. Ansar al-Sharia's Facebook page aims to spread Sharia in Libya and emphasizes the need for jihad to counter what it views as false interpretations of Islam, according to an open source study.
• The wide availability of weapons and experienced fighters in Libya almost certainly contribute to the lethality of the attacks.
• Since April, there have been at least five other attacks against foreign interests in Benghazi by unidentified assailants, including the June attack against the British Ambassador's convoy. We cannot rule out the individuals has previously surveilled the U.S. facilities, also contributing to the efficacy of the attacks.
• We are working w/ Libyan authorities and intelligence partners in an effort to help bring
to justice those responsible for the deaths of U.S. citizens.

abcnews.go.com...

And, here's what the Obama administration told us:



Saturday, September 15th 9:45 a.m.

11:26 a.m.
• The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the U.S. diplomatic post Consulate and subsequently its annex. There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.
• This assessment may change as additional information is collected and analyzed and currently available information continues to be evaluated.
• The investigation is ongoing, md the U.S. Government is working w/ Libyan authorities to help bring to justice those responsible for the deaths of U.S. citizens.

abcnews.go.com...

The first link is to the ABS TV story, the second is to the actual revisions, all 12 of them!

jw


edit on 10-5-2013 by jdub297 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 10 2013 @ 03:00 PM
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Originally posted by Surfrat
reply to post by NOTurTypical
 

They are the Droids in Chiefs
Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton abandoned, turned-their-backs and walked away, from an ambassador and soldiers on the battlefield, who were fighting a pitched battle-for their lives, on a piece of American real estate. They begged, begged for the cavalry, for the Marines to be sent in. They begged for their lives. But the order was sent to stand-down. And death came instead. All thanks to the shameful cowardice of our so-called Commander-in-Chief and his shrill Secretary of State, who were far more concerned about getting re-elected, about their personal interests, their power.


That's old news.

HEEEEEEEEEY!!!! Did you notice Jodi Arias was convicted the other day? BIG TIME news there.



posted on May, 10 2013 @ 04:37 PM
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Look people. Take a deep breath and let's look at the facts here.

Fact: King Obama has already said a few times that this is the most transparent administration in history.
Fact: These "alleged" events aren't transparent whatsoever.

So we can effectively surmise that these events and the new information is totally bogus. See how easy that was?



posted on May, 10 2013 @ 04:44 PM
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Smells somewhat similar to the USS Liberty affair...
only this time the US allies ( they get PAID the big whammies to be such ) won
and the good guys all died...

...while the administration LIED



Oh ssshhhh!
perhaps we shouldn't be discussing this...
it might be a conspiracy



posted on May, 10 2013 @ 04:53 PM
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Originally posted by NOTurTypical
Look people. Take a deep breath and let's look at the facts here.

Fact: King Obama has already said a few times that this is the most transparent administration in history.
Fact: These "alleged" events aren't transparent whatsoever.

So we can effectively surmise that these events and the new information is totally bogus. See how easy that was?


Well yes, that is a no-brainer. But it sure would be nice to see the person ultimately responsible for the lies and stand down to pay their debt, no matter if we have the whole story (guns and weopons trade) or not.



posted on May, 10 2013 @ 09:43 PM
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Well waddya know:

Congresswoman: Obama Gave Benghazi Stand Down Order
US Special forces blocked from protecting consulate
In comments that went largely unnoticed, Missouri Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R) directly blamed President Obama for ordering the stand down which facilitated the assault on the US consulate in Benghazi

www.infowars.com...

video



posted on May, 11 2013 @ 01:01 AM
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That's what I think too. Because in order for the team in Tripoli to have went in to rescue the President would have had to authorize it. My conjecture is that he told Leon Panetta no during that 5pm phone call.


edit on 11-5-2013 by NOTurTypical because: (no reason given)









 
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