White House denies deleting reference to al-Qaeda from Benghazi talking points

Contradicting Petraeus. Someone is lying, but there is no way to tell at this point who it is. “White House denies terror delete,” by Pedro Oliveira, Jr. for the New York Post, November 18:

The White House yesterday denied it edited talking points about the terrorist attack that killed the American ambassador to Libya “” contradicting remarks made a day earlier by disgraced ex-CIA chief David Petraeus.

“The only edit that was made by the White House and also by the State Department was to change the word “˜consulate” to the word “˜diplomatic facility,” since the facility in Benghazi was not formally a consulate,” Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters aboard Air Force One.

“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.”

Petraeus on Friday told lawmakers that from the onset of the investigation about the Sept. 11 attack, US intelligence pointed to al Qaeda affiliates.

The former four-star general, who resigned from the CIA Nov. 9 due to an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, said the unclassified talking points were later revised to omit any mention of al Qaeda.

The edits would have been made after the statements had left the CIA for review by the Defense and State departments, ultimately landing at the White House.

But instead of relaying what the CIA initially reported, UN Ambassador Susan Rice repeatedly insisted the attack was a spontaneous protest spurred by an American-made video depicting Prophet Mohammed as a pedophile….

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  1. says

    “. . . but there is no way to tell at this point who it is [who is lying].”

    Pretty safe bet to put your money that Obama is the liar. Petraeus, a political general if ever there was one (as opposed to being military general), does have a shred or two of MacArther’s “duty, honor, country.” He regrets his many indiscretions and is trying to set matters straight. He knows his career and his reputation are shot, but is trying to salvage as best he can. Wonder how the little lady, a political hack in her own right, is taking all this.

  2. says

    Rasool in his national speech said that when his National Security people (unnamed) informed him of the attack, he said he told them/him/her to do everything possible to protect American lives (or words to that effect)…When he found out that his order had not been followed and those men were murdered, where was his anger, his rage, that his orders had been ignored or dis obeyed? Who gave the order to stand down? And if it was not ‘stand down’, why was it not ‘stand up’…Rasools apathy is disturbing…He should have been yelling and screaming and demanding to know who disobeyed him…Instead he goes to bed and then to a fundraiser as if nothing had happened…None of this passes the smell test…

  3. says

    I think there is a real danger of antijihad movement is falling into a trap of isolation. This is exactly what Islamists would want.

    I do not like Obama and neither did I vote for him in the past 2 elections, yet I fear Islam more than I fear Obama. Just as islamonazis have their people within the democratic and the republican party, we in the counter-jihad movement also need to remain flexible and versatile with our political affiliations. It will be easier for us to influence policy from within rather than being outside the political entities.

    If we identify solely with republican party, we offer a sanctuary for the islamists and their tools. They will find it easier to target the republicans and will have political allies to target us. Let us not forget that even when Nancy Pelosi came out for sharia, 53% of the democrats still support the jews and israel.

    Did Obama lie about benghazi and was the main stream media complicit in this lie? Absolutely! and the poor filmmaker ended up being a convenient scapegoat for Obama’s re-election. Yet our goal of defeating terror is over and above scoring points with democrats or any other political party. Democracy is a game and as we can see from democratic countries in europe and asia, Islam has gamed the system with votebanks. To prevent what has happened in Eurabia, perhaps we need collaboration across the political spectrum with the ultimate goal of defeating Islam

  4. says

    The truth will be the end of Islam and its intolerant ideology. In this decade news like the the truth travels as fast as the speed of light.

    In 865 AD news traveled much slower. And therefor could easily take two, three, or four years to travel 8 or 9 thousand miles, if even then. Making it almost impossible to tell the truth from a lie. But today news travels in seconds. And the truth if need be, is indentified a second after that, and not three years later.

    And so lying is much much harder to accomplish today. For example we know that rockets have been fired into Israel by the hundreds. And now Israel is defending itself by firing back..

    So we must seek the truth and not here-say or a bias advisers oppinion…..

    The news media should be doing more to help find the truth….

  5. says

    Have we even got the names of the “Subject Matter Experts” who helped purge the FBI training material? I watched that lying sack of shit Mueller sit there and NOT answer questions. What a bunch of arogant corrupt pieces of shit. I truly wish we had some heros like those in Vince Flynn’s “Term Limits” who would come and do the right thing. The politicians and public employees have gone beyond any level of redemption. They are past saving as far as I’m concerned. Voting doesn’t mean shit with this witless dumb-ass citizenry. After they re-elected that worthless traitor I have NO sympathy for the American Sheeple. Maybe it comes with age but when I saw all those flags flying from cars after 9/11 I was more disgusted than anything else. My thought was “where were all those ‘patriots’ at those city council and county meetings I attended? The meetings with the empty rooms and the politicians where you could literally SEE the contempt they had for those few who came and tried to participate in the political process. I get so disgusted most of the time. Especially when I think of my friends Jeff Wright and Bob Nelson. These are guys who we should be erecting statues for. And Helen And Marjorie Mikels….