Beghazi-Gate: Benghazi Talking Points Underwent 12 Revisions … Scrubbed of Terror & Al-Qaeda Reference … Obama White House Initially Said Only One Word was Edited
BENGHAZIGATE = WATERGATE … File this one under better late media investigation than never. It is obvious that Benghazi was one big Obama administration lie for political convenience because of the 2012 Presidential election.
Remember when the Obama White House and their mouth piece minions like Susan Rice came out after the attack on the Benghazi consulate that resulted in the death of four American including Ambassador Stevens and blamed it on a video tape? Of course any normal, common sense thinking person knew that was BS at the time and it was later proved to be complete BS. Benghazi “whistle-blower” witness Greg Hicks stated in from of Congressional hearings this week … “I Was Stunned. My Jaw Dropped. I Was Embarrassed.” The Obama White House said that they relied entirely on CIA talking points. NOT SO FAST … ABC News has obtained 12 different versions of the talking points that show that they were dramatically edited and scrubbed by the Obama Administration. The initial CIA talking point draft to the final one used by the White House and distributed to Congress was scrubbed of all references to terrorism, Al-Qaeda. The story goes on to say, in an email to officials at the White House and the intelligence agencies, State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland took issue with including that information because it “could be abused by members [of Congress] to beat up the State Department for not paying attention to warnings, so why would we want to feed that either? So Hillary Clinton’s spokesperson wanted to sanitize the talking points so the State department did not looks incompetent and derelict in their duty? Who thinks that Secretary of State was not aware of these changes? Seriously America … the 2016 wanna be Democrat frontrunner candidate knew it all.
So where would the directive come from to scrub the references to terrorism to a talking point of a terror attack just months before the 2012 Presidential election? Who was “The One” who’s narrative was Al-Qaeda was on pat to defeat and Bin Laden is dead (VIDEO)?
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ABC News has obtained 12 different versions of the talking points that show they were extensively edited as they evolved from the drafts first written entirely by the CIA to the final version distributed to Congress and to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice before she appeared on five talk shows the Sunday after that attack.
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.”
Hmm, this is a far cry from the “only one word was edited” from the talking points spewed by Obama White House spokesman, Jay Carney. The White House has denied accusations that they mislead the American public and did not mischaracterize the White House and State Department’s role in developing of talking points regarding the attack on the American diplomatic post in Benghazi. Who are you going to believe America, Obama’s chief spin-meister Jay Carney, or your lying eyes and ears?
Carney on Friday was responding to an ABC News report that the talking points given to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice about Benghazi underwent 12 rounds of revisions with extensive input from the State Department, seemingly contradicting Carney’s claims in November.
During a White House briefing then, Carney said that the talking points “originated from the intelligence community” and the only adjustment from the White House and State Department was “changing the word ‘consulate’ to ‘diplomatic facility.’”
Thomas Hicks, We Knew Benghazi was a Terrorist Attack “from the Get-Go” … Dem Rep. Lynch Admits that Benghazi Talking Points: ‘It Was Scrubbed … It Was False Information.”
BENGHAZI-GATE just got worse for President Barack Obama and future presidential wannabe Hillary Clinton.
The headline might as well be, CBS News reports … Bombshell tonight, ala Nancy Grace; however, in this case, it truly is a bombshell and the Obama Administration has much explanting to do. Bob Schieffer from CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ started out by saying its the story that just won’t go away. For those Republicans in the House that think they have no political juice, here are words that I never thought I would ever hear from CBS News … “there is new information raising questions about whether there was a cover-up by the State Department to deflect criticism that it had ignored requests for more security for its people in Libya.”
That is much to the displeasure this morning in the Obama White House, with former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and the among the MSM who have tried to bury what really happened at the Benghzi consulate in Libya on September 11, 2012. Just how bad is the government cover-up of Benghazi-gate when CBS News is forced to report the new information and use the “cover-up” word? As discussed at the PJ Tatler, Thomas Hicks, the former deputy chief of mission in Libya and the number-two diplomat in Libya at the time of the terrorist attack on our diplomatic mission reportedly told a congressional committee that they knew that it was a terrorist attack “from the get-go.” This is a far different story that we were told directly after the terror attack that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Also, a much different story than put out by the Obama WH and that individuals have testified to in front of Congress.
“Everybody in the mission” in Benghazi, Libya, thought the attack on a U.S. consulate there last Sept. 11 was an act of terror “from the get-go,” according to excerpts of an interview investigators conducted with the No. 2 official in Libya at the time, obtained by CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”
“I think everybody in the mission thought it was a terrorist attack from the beginning,” Greg Hicks, a 22-year foreign service diplomat who was the highest-ranking U.S. official in Libya after the strike, told investigators under authority of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Hicks, the former U.S. Embassy Tripoli deputy chief of mission, was not in Benghazi at the time of the attack, which killed Chris Stevens – then the U.S. ambassador to Libya – and three other Americans.
The House hearings on Benghazi this week with “whistle-blowers” Mark Thompson, Gregory Hicks and Eric Nordstrum just got a lot more interesting and promises to be must see TV, http://Oversight.House.Gov at 11:30 here
Also this weekend on ‘FOX News Sunday’ with Chris Wallace, Democratic congressman Stephen Lynch said that Susan Rice used “scrubbed” talking points on Benghazi to deliver “false information” to the American people. Lynch went on to say that, “Absolutely, they were false, they were wrong,” after being asked about Steve Hayes’s report on “The Benghazi Talking Points.” Damning. It is pathetic yet all too common for this Administration that the moment there was a tragedy, as stated at Michelle Malkin.com they looked for the political advantage rather than leadership and dealing with the issue at hand rather than leadership and dealing with four dead Americans. It was all about the “talking points” and how Obama could exploit this, not about the death’s of four brave Americans.
The Weekly Standard has the transcript of the key parts of the discussion:
Lynch: “They certainly weren’t accurate. I don’t know what the process was there. But, absolutely, they were false. They were wrong. There were no protests outside of the Benghazi compound there. This was a deliberate and strategic attack on the consulate there. So any statements that this was sort of like the other protests that we saw in Cairo and other embassies- this was not that type of case. This was a concerted effort. ”
Wallace “How do you explain the fact that that Sunday, UN Ambassador Rice came on this show and 4 other Sunday shows- never mentioned Al Qaeda extremists which had been scrubbed from the talking points- but did mention a reaction to the anti-Islam video which had never been in any of the talking points?”
Lynch: “Well it was scrubbed- it was totally inaccurate. You’re absolutely right. There was no excuse for that. It was false information. And what they tried to was harmonize what happened in Benghazi with what happened everywhere else across the Middle East. Which was totally wrong.”
Wallace: “And do you think part of that was- do you think it was scrubbed because of the fact that didn’t fit into President’s narrative that Al Qaeda was on the run?”
Lynch: “Well I, yeah, I think it was a victory of ‘hope over reality’- to be honest with you. They were hoping this wasn’t the case.”
As they say, the cover-up is always worse than the crime. However, in this case because four Americans died, both are equally as bad. It is obvious this cover up took place to play a four corners offense and delay the truth so that the reelection of Barack Obama could take place first, rather than “The One” having to deal with a “Watergate” prior to the 2012 election. And the MSM was all too willing to oblige.
I would say to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, it looks like Benghazi just got a bit more recent.
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Whistle-Blower Comes Forward and Says Obama Administration Lied & US Forces Could Have Intervened in Benghazi
BENGHAZIGATE … THEY LIED!!!
From Fox News “America’s News Room” via the Gateway Pundit comes the following bombshell interview with a “Whistle-Blower” that has come forward and says that the Barack Obama administration lied and that United States military forces could have intervened in Benghazi, Libya. The Obama administration has wanted this story to go away like the plague. It has been a cover-up from day one. In December 2012 Admiral Mike Mullen held a press briefing stating that there simply was not enough time for US forced to intervene in Benghazi on 9-11. The result was the death of four Americans, including US Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who had asked for aid and none arrived. The Whistle-Blower stated that US forces in Croatia or Spain had time to respond and save the Americans pinned down at the Benghazi. Instead, there was no action from this White House.
Now a “whistle blower” has come forward. Who thinks that the Obama administration and the liberal MSM are going to circle the wagons?
Wolf Blitzer the Latest in a case of “SWATing” … Hoax Sends Police to His Bethesda, MD Home (Update: Add Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) to the List)
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer is the latest to be drawn into the hoax, known as “SWATing”. According to the WAPO, Montgomery County police received an urgent message at about 6:25 p.m. Saturday saying someone had been shot at Wolf Blitzer’s home and responded by sending officers to his Bethesda, MD home. It is unbelievable that individuals would act so irresponsible to make such faux calls that divert resources that might otherwise go elsewhere to respond and resolve an actual emergency.
Montgomery County police received an urgent message at about 6:25 p.m. Saturday saying someone had been shot at Wolf Blitzer’s home in Bethesda. Officers streamed toward the CNN host’s residence near Congressional Country Club. They set up a perimeter.
But a dispatch supervisor was immediately skeptical, and a call to CNN confirmed it: The message was a fraud. Blitzer was fine — was, in fact, out of town. The authorities were dealing with another case of “SWATing,” in which someone jolts police into action with a fake distress call and technological trickery.
Patterico’s Pontifications as a long list of others who have been “SWATTED”:
roll call of the SWATted: Wolf Blitzer; Ted Lieu; Erik Rush; Ryan Seacrest; Russell Brand; Selena Gomez; Justin Timberlake; Rihanna; Sean Combs; Chris Brown; Tom Cruise; Paris Hilton; Clint Eastwood; Brian Krebs; the Jenners and Kardashians; Justin Bieber; Miley Cyrus; Ashton Kutcher; Simon Cowell; Aaron Walker; Erick Erickson; Mike Stack; and me.
UPDATE I: Add Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) to the “SWATTING” list via Twitchy.
Last night, SWAT-ting came to Congress. Via Wood TV:
The heavy police presence seen outside of Congressman Mike Rogers’ Howell home on Saturday night was called there because of an “unfortunate prank,” the congressman said in a statement.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department told Lansing affiliate WILX that it was “a high-priority situation.” Police cleared the scene by 10:45 p.m. Saturday.
Rep. Mike Rogers, a Republican from Michigan, describes it as a “prank.”
Just curious, how come the LEFT and Barack Obama do not complain about the following not being fair?
It must be nice to be the daughter of a former president of the United States, otherwise Chelsea Clinton would never have landed this plum position with NBC. Watch the following video and listen to this riveting interview with the GEICO Gecko. Good grief, are you serious? Talk about getting the big gets. If the material was not bad enough, the interviewing style and her voice are just unreal. Does anyone honestly thing that if Chelsea was not the daughter of Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton she would ever have got this job? Talk about nepotism and the rich getting richer.
From News Busters:
CHELSEA CLINTON: Getting pigeon-holed is a worry even for a gecko. So he was only too happy to answer our questions. Are you concerned about being typecast?
GECKO: Well, I definitely don’t get the hunky leading man roles. Although I could probably get the hunky leading gecko roles.
CLINTON: Have you always had that accent?
GECKO: Sorry, Chelsea, what accent?
CLINTON: After 15 years of selling insurance, this commercial star is looking to branch out.
GECKO: I’m out on the road promoting my new book “You’re Only Human.” Shameless plug there.
CLINTON: Is there a down side to all this fame?
GECKO: Well, it seems the more famous you are the more likely someone is to dig up your old yearbook photos
If she can’t properly interview a lizard, why does anyone think she is qualified to run for political office? Oh, that’s right, it does not matter, she offspring of the Clintons.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: “All We Do Is Kill Arabs On International Television, That Might Have Something To Do With Jihad”
More blaming of America by Leftist MSNBC’s Chris Matthews …
Chris Matthews went on his liberal rant on ‘Hard Ball’, insisting that he opposes intervention into Syria and said that America spends too much of its energy intervening in Arab nations. “It’s all we do is kill Arabs on international television,” he opined. “I think that might have something to do with Jihad.” Huh, so once again we have the LEFT blaming America for radical Islam and their killing of infidels. According to Matthews, we have something to do with “jihad”. It is truly sad that those on the LEFT actually believe this nonsense. So I guess Matthews believes America was responsible for 9-11 as well?
Matthews confessed he is, as a “Vietnam guy,” often suspicious of intervention in foreign conflicts. “As horrible as that may be,” he added.
“As long as Syrians are fighting Syrians, that’s better than us fighting Syrians,” Matthews continued. “If we don’t stop killing Arabs on international television one of these days. It’s all we do is kill Arabs on international television.”
“I think that might have something to do with Jihad,” he concluded. “Just guessing.”
22 Year Old Brown University Student Sunil Tripathi Missing Since March 16, 2013 Found Floating in the Providence River
The body of 22-year-old Brown University student, Sunil Tripathi, who had been missing since March 16, 2013 in Providence, RI has been found floating in the Providence River. Tripathi was found in the water off India Point in Providence. The identification was conformed Thursday by authorities. Brown University President Christina Paxson extended her condolences and sympathy to the family: “We extend our deepest condolences to Sunil’s family for their loss and for the immeasurable pain they have endured during this period.” Sadly, Sunil Tripathi was incorrectly implicated and rumored by the media to be a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. Sunil Tripathi was misidentified on social media as a suspect in the Boston bombing case, making him another victim of the Boston bombing. The Rhode Island medical examiner stated that no foul play is suspected in his death, however, the cause of death has not yet been determined. But it had been reported that the body had been a water for a long time. Our sympathies go out to the family and friend for Sunil Tripathi, may he rest in peace.
Rest in Peace
“We have been able to conclusively determine the body is that of Sunil Tripathi, but will not be able to determine the cause of death for several months,” said Dara Chadwick, a spokeswoman for the Rhode Island Department of Health.
The case received national media attention after social media websites last week lit up with a false rumor that Tripathi, who was on an approved leave from Brown, was one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings.
The actual suspects have been identified as brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Wow, Far-Left Bill Maher Calls Out Liberal Guest on HBO’s “Real Time” … Comparing Violence Of Islam To Christianity Is “Liberal Bullshit” (VIDEO)
OK folks, either Hell just froze over or its the sign of the apocalypse … I just agreed with Bill Maher 100%.
On Friday night, and it was not April Fools Day, during HBO’s ‘Real Time’ with Bill Maher, the uber-lib host told his guest that comparing Islamic violence to Christianity is “liberal bullsh*t.” WOW, did Maher just have a moment of lucidity? Recently Maher had made that comment that if liberals keep it up, they will lose him, referring the over taxation of anyone successful, and now this. Maher called out CSU-San Bernardino professor Brian Levin’s, director of the Center for Study of Hate and Extremism, comment that religious extremism was the same whether it was Islam or Christianity as the liberal bullsh*t for what it was. I have called out Bill Maher on many things; however, I have to give him credit on this one.
The debate between the two liberals was really quite remarkable and needs to be seen to be believed, see video below. Its about time some one on the Left have called Islamists and radical Islam for what it really is, a retaliatory, violent region that if you dare speak, write or think bad about Allah or Mohammed, death will come to you. Just ask Theo Van Gogh, oh that’s right, you cannot, he was brutally murdered. Listen to how uncomfortable the audience is with Maher’s comments. The befuddled director of the Center for Study of Hate and Extremism tried to equate all religions having hypocrites to all religions being violent. Bill Maher then peppered the liberal professor with the following, “there is only one faith who kills you or wants to kill you if you draw a bad cartoon of the prophet”. There is only one faith that kills you or wants to kill you if you renounce the faith.” Then, because the Maher actually dared take the position he did, the liberal professor implied Maher was an Islamophobe. The irony of this is that the dear professor slinging slurs at a liberal who does not agree with him is the director of the Center for Study of Hate and Extremism. Who’s the hypocrite?
Maher then through out the zinger to which his audience must have thought that they were at a taping of Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck … “all religions are not created equal. Maher asked whether the professor had seen the show, ‘The Book of Mormon’ and asked whether they could have made one called the ‘Book of Islam’? Maher then said, there is only one religion that threatens violence and then carries it out. OUCH! Professor Brian Levin said that Broadway could do the Book of Islam, to which Maher responded, tell me what color is the sky is in your world”. DOUBLE OUCH!
But Maher took issue with that claim, calling it “liberal bullshit” and said there was no comparison.
“You know what, yeah, yeah,” Maher said. “You know what — that’s liberal bullshit right there … they’re not as dangerous. I mean there’s only one faith, for example, that kills you or wants to kill you if you draw a bad cartoon of the prophet. There’s only one faith that kills you or wants to kill you if you renounce the faith. An ex-Muslim is a very dangerous thing. Talk to Salman Rushdie after the show about Christian versus Islam. So you know, I’m just saying let’s keep it real.”
“I am not an Islamophobe,” Maher replied. “I am a truth lover. All religious are not alike. As many people have pointed out — ‘The Book of Mormon,’ did you see the show? … OK, can you imagine if they did ‘The Book of Islam?’ Could they do that? There’s only one religion that threatens violence and carries it out for things like that. Could they do “The Book of Islam” on Broadway?”
Levin said “possibly so,” to which Maher seem dismiss his entire argument going forward.
The liberal professor was just perplexed that uber-lib Bill Maher had an opposing view point to his. After all, liberals are not supposed to disagree with other liberals. They are supposed to have one monolithic viewpoint against the Right. He even went as far to imply Maher was an Islamophobe and there lies the liberal playbook. If they disagree with you, demonize them, even if its one of your own. Imagine what they do to those on the Right? Finally. Maher completed Game, Set and Match when he stated the following, “Obviously, most Muslim people are not terrorists, but ask most Muslim people in the world that if you insult the prophet, do you have what’s coming to you. It’s more than a fringe element.” It is simply amazing and this professor is typical of most on the Left, they cannot understand that telling the truth about a religion and that the behave differently and insight people to violence as a reaction is not hate. IT IS THE FACT! And one note to the dear, misguided professor who could not understand that the topic being discussed was the Islam religion today vs. Christianity during the Middles Ages, there is a like thing called the Reformation.
The Gateway Pundit reminds us, that in 2011 Bill Maher told Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison the Koran is a “hate-filled holy book.”
Lefty Chris Matthews Just Can’t Help Himself … Says About Boston Marathon Bombings, ‘Domestic Terrorists …Tend to Be on the Far Right’
The liberal Left just cannot help themselves …
The LEFT and BSNBC’s Chris Matthews wasted little time in assuming that the twin bombings today at the Boston Marathon that so fate has claimed 3 lives and severely injured 100′s must have been a result of domestic terrorism. And those folks tend to be on the far right. Really Chris, could you not wait until you actually had some facts before you spewed your liberal venom of this being a politically motivated. Matthews jumped to the conclusion that the bombing at the JFK library in conjunction with the two bombs that went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon had to be at the hands of a “domestic” terrorist, who tend to be on the far right. Of course I thought the JFK Library incident was a bit bizarre when I first heard that story come across the wires and thought maybe this might be the fog of journalism. As it turns out the JFK Library incident had nothing to do with the two bombs that exploded in Boston and was caused by a mechanical fire. How sad and pathetic that Matthews would almost wish that this be a case of domestic terrorism, rather than the obvious.
On “Hardball” tonight, the host openly questioned whether at least a portion of the horror was an intentional attack against the Democratic Party. Matthews made his controversial comments when he assumed that a purported explosion at the JFK Library was associated with the bombings.
“I was just thinking, again, it’s early; it’s an early situation, but going after the Kennedy Library, not something at Bunker Hill, not something from the freedom trail or anything that kind of historic, but a modern political figure of the Democratic Party,” he said “Does that tell you anything?”
Transcript from NewsBusters:
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me ask you about domestic terrorism as a category. Normally, domestic terrorists, people tend to be on the far right, well that’s not a good category, just extremists, let’s call them that. Do they advertise after they do something like this? Do they try to get credit as a group or do they just hate America so much or its politics or its government that they just want to do the damage, they don’t care if they get public credit, if you will?
MICHAEL LEITER: What we’ll see over the coming couple hours and days is lots of people taking credit for this. We’ll probably have al-Qaeda take credit for it. We’ll have domestic terrorists take credit for it. And it will be the responsibility of the FBI and the Boston police to figure out if any of those are actually real cases like Timothy McVeigh destroying the Oklahoma City courthouse federal building; no one took credit for that. So it might be some time or never that someone actually takes credit for this. Lots of people will say they were responsible for it.
MATTHEWS: I was just thinking, again, it’s early; it’s an early situation, but going after the Kennedy Library, not something at Bunker Hill, not something from the freedom trail or anything that kind of historic, but a modern political figure of the Democratic Party. Does that tell you anything?
And to answer Chris Matthews question about domestic terrorism … I guess Chrissy has forgotten about Obama’s buddy Bill Ayers of the Weather Underground? How about those Left-wing eco-terrorist Chris? Hmm?