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Troubling questions in the
Benghazi-Petraeus mess

Fox News, by Victoria Toensing

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/13/2012 10:57:04 AM

Something is rotten in Benghazi-Petraeus. But we cannot find the rot in these two tragedies because the information is classified and the administration remains silent at the pleasure of the press. Benghazi first: The CIA Libyan Chief of Station within 24 hours of the Tuesday September 11 attack on our consulate cabled CIA headquarters that it was carried out by militants and not in reaction to an obscure American-made internet video that criticized Islam’s Prophet Muhammed. Yet on Friday, September 14, Director of Central Intelligence, General David Petraeus, ignored his chief boot-on-the-ground and briefed the House Intelligence Committee,

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I have always admired Ms. Toensing. She has a brilliant mind.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 11/13/2012 11:10:40 AM     (No. 9011285)

Where has Victoria been hiding? This mess is made for her.

She cuts through all the clutter and gets down to the essence of why this is a very important story - and Petraeus´s "problems" cannot be looked at separately from the Benghazi murder investigation. His testimony is crucial. Only he can testify as to why he, contrary to what was said by his operative on the ground in Benghazi, said the attack was caused by the video.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Observer177, 11/13/2012 11:17:57 AM     (No. 9011320)

So, since our new 9/11 in Benghazi we have Gen. Ham, head of AFRICOM at the time suddenly being relieved of command, then, resigning, we have the head of one of his battle groups relieved of command for some sort of mistake in professional judgement, we have Gen. Petraeus resignation from the CIA, and just yesterday came the news that our top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, was also caught up in some sort of impropriety.

Is this just some awful, freakish, once in a lifetime series of coincidences, or is this a banana republic type purge of the military--done for reasons we are as yet unaware of?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pearson365, 11/13/2012 11:24:05 AM     (No. 9011349)

The entire Petraeus story and his lie to the House on Benghazi scream "Obama blackmailed him". This is the real scandal, not the sex with Paula, the buxom Kelly or Petraeus´ distraught wife.

From Victoria´s article, with the identical fact from the Washington Post:

Consider: When Petraeus was nominated for DCI, there were “rumors” in Afghanistan about the duo and the extent of her access to him, according to well-respected foreign policy expert and Fox News national security analyst K.T. McFarland, who was on the ground there at the time.

This is serious, folks.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: AltaD, 11/13/2012 11:28:49 AM     (No. 9011363)

FTA: Or the sticky situation was used to pressure the DCI into backing the White House theory.

Bingo.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bearcat, 11/13/2012 11:32:10 AM     (No. 9011373)

Of course Petraeus was probably blackmailed. He has still behaved abominably, and I don´t mean the sex.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: belwhatter, 11/13/2012 11:59:28 AM     (No. 9011447)

#2 it begins to look like a purge of good generals - is he aiming to replace them with those are "gender challenged" or who will roll over to do whatever the impostor in chief wants?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 11/13/2012 12:06:25 PM     (No. 9011465)

Another question I want answered; who sent Susan Rice to all those Sunday talk shows? I believe this is important because it should have been PIAPS (Hillary) as Secretary of State. Did Hillary say "Hell No I will not do anything that stupid", thus proving she knew the truth at the time?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 11/13/2012 12:07:30 PM     (No. 9011467)

Toensing is one smart cookie if she gets involved things will happen.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: nimby, 11/13/2012 12:16:05 PM     (No. 9011478)

Why is every one beating around the bush about this story? Facts are simple : (1) Benghazi was a CIA holding house; (2) The admin knew about the affair on Sept 11th and held it over Petraeus´ head to tow the line. (3) Petraeus will be held responsible for the Benghazi attack and thrown under the bus. (4) The admin will use this as an excuse to cut defense budget (5) The LSM will shield Obama and claim its all about sex and the stupid Americans will believe it too.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/13/2012 12:42:50 PM     (No. 9011549)

If I wanted to purge the U.S. military of it´s patriot warriors and take the heat off my Administration for Benghazi, Fast & Furious and God knows what else, I know what I´d do.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: thelmalou, 11/13/2012 12:53:10 PM     (No. 9011577)

Sic ´em, Victoria.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: steveracer, 11/13/2012 1:00:55 PM     (No. 9011590)

Thank you Ms Toensimng. But come´on Victoria, don´t attempt to carify things for me. Obama & Co. want to keep me in the dark and in the dark I will live.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MattMusson, 11/13/2012 1:32:13 PM     (No. 9011663)

Benghazi was a holding cell for prisoner interrogation. That is what they have been hiding.

Can you say ´WATERBOARDING?´

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Reply 14 - Posted by: enuf8, 11/13/2012 2:26:17 PM     (No. 9011754)

The actions comparable to Fast and Furious--gun running. Stevens was in Lybia prior to being announced as ambassador. They were trying to get the arms relocated to the islamist jihadist and rebels fighting in Syria. IMO, this is the core of the Benghazi operation. So, guess who else was involved.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: stopstoreload, 11/13/2012 5:34:50 PM     (No. 9012148)

You betcha, Ms.Toensing. Hope this finds you well.

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