23 Nov

Benghazi-Gate Enters New Phase: The Cover Up of the Cover Up

John Nolte @ Big Peace:

It now looks as though the White House’s excuse for the pre-election Libya cover-up is itself a cover up. Last week we were told by the Administration (and the compliant media) that during her now-infamous round robin of five Sunday news shows, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was only telling us what she was told by the intelligence community. We were also told that references to al-Qaeda were edited out of the talking points in order to avoid tipping off the attackers that we were on to them. According to a number of CBS News’ sources, this simply isn’t true.

As recently as yesterday, though, Rice doubled down on this defense:

“I relied soley and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. I made clear that the information was preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers.”

At first glance, Rice’s comments might not appear to move the ball, but they do tell us that the Administration has found its defense and intends to stick to it — that defense being that Rice was only parroting the false information she was given. But now, thanks to some good reporting from CBS News, we know things weren’t that simple.

Let’s back up just a little bit…

Last week, former CIA Chief Davis Petraeus testified that within a day he knew the assault on our consulate in Benghazi was a premeditated terrorist attack committed by a Libyan militia with ties to al-Qaeda. As a result, Petraeus authorized the release of this information to the public in talking points to be given to the White House and to lawmakers. CBS News reports that references to al-Qaeda were  later removed by Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) — an agency run by James Clapper, an Obama appointee. The FBI also made substantial edits.

But here’s where the plot thickens.

DNI spokesman Shawn Turner told CBS News, “The intelligence community assessed from the very beginning that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack.” He added that this classified information was shared with the White House. CBS News then quite correctly concludes that as a member of Obama’s cabinet, Susan Rice would would’ve known this. All cabinet members are given classified briefings.

The bottom line, then, is that during her Sunday show appearances, Rice knew the information she was spreading was false.

In reference to the edited talking points, another source told CBS News that… [emphasis added]

“The points were not, as has been insinuated by some, edited to minimize the role of extremists, diminish terrorist affiliations, or play down that this was an attack,” the official tells CBS News, adding that there were “legitimate intelligence and legal issues to consider, as is almost always the case when explaining classified assessments publicly.”

“Most people understand that saying ‘extremists’ were involved in a direct assault on the mission isn’t shying away from the idea of terrorist involvement,” added the official. “Because of the various elements involved in the attack, the term extremist was meant to capture the range of participants.”

This is important because if the talking points were not edited “to minimize the role of extremists,” that, then, was a decision Susan Rice made all on her own (with likely prompting from the White House ). The same goes for White House spokesman Jay Carney and the President himself, both of whom would spend nearly two weeks spinning this same false narrative.

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Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

8 Responses to Benghazi-Gate Enters New Phase: The Cover Up of the Cover Up

  1. MOS 8541 says: 1

    time for impeachment…this muslin terrorist is destroying this country. Sec of Slut clinton has destroyed our foreign service and if either rice or kerry are placed in that positon-utimate failure. Always remember that the people who elected him are not educated, on welfare and can not even speak or read english. Welcome to the 47% not 43%….

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  2. CURT
    MOS 8541 SAID some important facts,
    that is the votes cast by ignorant for OBAMA, and a numerous number of them too.
    so if that could be proven, could it cancel the ELECTION?
    BY REASON OF that fraudulent action to have uninformed voters push to cast a vote and told for who they must vote.
    I bet there is a monstrous case there , if this party is up to it.
    what do you think
    bye

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  3. Ditto says: 3

    The fact that she was parroting the exact same talking points as the President, Hillary and WH Press Secretary, points only to the White House as being behind the altered story. So the only remaining question, is ‘who penned and approved those talking points?’

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  4. Liberal1 (Objectivity) says: 4

    As the Conservative-Entertainment-Pseudo-News-Complex churns out the reason why certain accusations were edited from Susan Rice’s talking points, and makes logical leaps that it wasn’t for reasons of national security.

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  5. Ditto
    do you mean to tell that they need so many people to approve or disapprove a comment at his integral face written so to present it to OBAMA?
    if so what he there for? he get paid a lot to do his job,
    why the need of THE PEOPLE’S MONEY to give him an paper,
    it look like they are all afraid that he could make a tantrum if they say the wrong word
    and afraid to lose their job doing messaging,
    that is where they should cut the many jobs to free the PRESIDENT from doing his own job,
    those cannot think for themselves and need to have one to think for them
    are not needed in the WHITE HOUSE, at the price they get paid for, anyone can use their tongue to campaign
    and at a cheaper price

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  6. Liberal1
    no ,it was to delay the real reason for election safety,
    those terrorist murders happened at the same time that OBAMA was campaigning , saying bin laden is dead and the alqaeda are on the run, did not match and where to confusing for the lemming to stop them from jumping over the cliff,
    where they are now.

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  7. Ditto says: 7

    @ilovebeeswarzone:

    What I’m saying Bees, is that the four of them clearly got their cock and bull story from the same source. That source could be anyone associated with these same people including one of them. Someone decided to jump the shark and convinced the others to lie to the American people and the world and in doing so hide the truth. It’s not unlike a bunch of kids caught in the kitchen with crumbs and chocolate chip smears all over on their faces and hands, with a broken cookie jar on the floor, and they all try to blame it on someone who isn’t even there.

    The idiotic thing is that everyone knew that it was a terrorist attack the moment they heard about it because the intelligence community has been warning us for over a decade that Al Queda would likely plan attacks to coincide with the anniversary of 9/11. But like an inexperienced teenage babysitter, the Obama administration poo-pooed this, thinking that it ‘couldn’t happen while they were on watch’, so they ignored the danger signs.

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  8. Ditto
    yes and how many they are doesn’t change the responsibility of the PRESIDENT to take it
    and explained why he allowed the first demand for help to be ignore,
    as well as other demands later and more of from the SEALS WHO WHERE TOLD O NOT GO HELP,
    ENDING WITH THEIR DEATH.
    YOU ARE A PRESIDENT FOR THAT PART OF THE JOBS, YOU MUST TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT ALL, BUT YOU ARE AT THE END OF THE LINE THE ONE TO PAY FOR NEGLECTING THE CALL FOR HELP.
    OR YOU ARE NOT DOING YOUR JOB, AND THERE IS NO USE FOR THAT KIND OF LEADERSHIP IN AMERICA, IF YOU AS A PRESIDENT RELY TO THE FOREIGN COUNTRY TO PROTECT YOUR DIPLOMATS ABROAD,
    NOW HE IS DOING IT AGAIN , RELYING ON EGYPT TO PREVENT ISRAEL TO BE ATTACK BY TERRORIST,
    SAME PATTERN.

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