WASHINGTON - CBS News has learned that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) cut specific references to "al Qaeda" and "terrorism" from the unclassified talking points given to Ambassador Susan Rice on the Benghazi consulate attack - with the agreement of the CIA and FBI. The White House or State Department did not make those changes. There has been considerable discussion about who made the changes to the talking points that Rice stuck to in her television appearances on Sept. 16 (video), five days after the attack that
Comments: Oh sure. The regime will do everything they can to cover those in the White House who are most likely the guilty culprits. It was probably Jarrett, Axelrod or Plouffe. I´ve never had much confidence in Clapper. I will never forget he was not even aware of the terrorist attack in London.
Are we actually expected to believe that the head of one agency creates a report, someone in a second agency changes the report, it ends up back at the initial agency to confirm the changes, and the head of the initial agency who created the report subsequently knows nothing about the changes, but there you go,the WH and the State Dept are magically absolved from any blame. They see no evil, hear no evil, and speak of no evil. Frankly, they will do anything to wall off the WH from anything negative. I hope that Mr. Petreaus is asked back to speak before Congress and tells them that as head of the CIA he was just expected to be a figurehead and that his subordinates did not even tell them when they altered HIS reports. I absolutely believe that this new story is fiction.
They simply think we are stupid - there is no other explanation. #2 hit the nail on the head: the government wasn´t certain it was al Qaeda so they did the cautious thing - they fabricated a lie and threw a film maker in jail. Our president and secretary of state both had the callousness to repeat that lie while standing over the remains of the four fallen well after the fact. These people are pure evil.
Yak yak yak. These tools just yammer on and on until the witless lose interest and yield on the point that the idiot administration did NOT say that the attacks were a spontaneous thing that got outta hand. That was a lie and everybody knows it but the foolishness just keeps spilling out.
Such baloney---WHO BELIEVES THIS NONSENSE!---Obama would have HAD to have read the statement and o.k.ed it before Rice was trotted out. Unless he was off somewhere campaigning, of course, and that would only make him inept---
Clapper is an "old white male", which means that this racist set up the incredibly intelligent, sophisticated and inspirational African America woman so that she would be attacked by two of the GOP´s old white males, McCain and Graham. Or, simply, the head of Obama´s DNI gave Susan Rice the clap so that she would have to lie 5 times on TV about it.
The entire Obama Administration is as unappealing as a social disease. Unfortunately, 51% rejected the cure.
Any way you look at it, Rice lied--or transmitted a lie. Even if you accept what Clapper says as true, it was a lie that the attack was spontaneous or that the evidence supported that statement. The CIA´s original statement said otherwise. Are we just supposed to accept lies by our government on the assumption they have some reason for the lie? Here is what Rice should have said, if what Clapper said is true: We are still investigating the reasons for the attack. There is evidence that it was initiated by terrorist groups that may have a connection to Al Qaeda. We are still trying to connect all the dots.
In my opinion the attempt to attribute this attack on terrorists or from a spontaneous outbreak of violence arising from the typical peace loving Muslims is minor compared to saying this attack was because of a protest of an unviewed film made in the US. The fabricator of the film story created to give cover to the typical peaceful Muslims needs to be discovered and questioned.
What use is a potential Sec. of State if that person has to be spoonfed what to say. Used to be this sort of job required a brain. She should have refused to go on TV if she had no idea what she was saying - especially a pottage of lies duh!
#11, after my choom break yesterday, I know I heard Santa talking to someone (it could have been the tooth fairy) and he was saying... . The story changes yet again after 70 days, they should all be fired for incompetence. They, meaning the entire Zippy administration.
Uh, so, was it the DNI who decided surreptitiously to make ads depicting Obama and Clinton condemning and apologizing for the Mohammed movie and show them on TV in the Middle East, ten days after the consulate attack? I guess it must have been somebody else´s idea, since obviously the President, Secretary of State and Amassador Rice had nothing to do with it. The DNI must have written the scripts and had Obama and Clinton read them without their knowledge.
It took them this long, to find a fall guy, so obama will not have to take responsibility? Wow, you would have thought by now, obama would have a list in a file of fall guys, in each department to point the finger at, should something go wrong in that department.
Now let´s move on (to quote hillary) to the real question, what is obama really doing in Benghazi, because the Russians, Chinese, Turks, Iranians, Syrians and just about the entire rest of the world believe that obama is running Libyan weapons to Islamic terrorists.
WASHINGTON -- A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology company the U.S. has condemned as an espionage threat, The Associated Press has learned. Theodore H. Moran, a respected expert on China´s international investment and professor at Georgetown University, had served since 2007 as adviser to the intelligence director´s advisory panel on foreign investment in the United States. Moran also was an adviser to the National Intelligence Council,
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