The office of the United States' top intelligence official appeared to take the blame Friday for the Obama administration's changing narrative on the U.S. Consulate attack in Libya, saying administration officials who initially claimed the attack was spontaneous did so based on intelligence officials' guidance. The statement by Shawn Turner, spokesman for Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, was put out late Friday -- (Snip) Turner's statement marked a complete reversal from the initial claims. "As we learned more about the attack, we revised our initial assessment to reflect new
Comments: So, Romney was correct from the get go when the talking points LSM went after him, instead of the 0bama administration for the murder of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens & and act of war against our sovereignty.
Local weekend talk shows will continue 0bama talking points on racism, homosexuals, integration, etc. Typical Friday ''dump'' if you're throwing yet another person under your bus, Bambi.
Ah, Ha! At last, the real scapegoat comes forth- voluntarily, I suppose! Anything to save the demigod Øbama and his minions! I wonder if his reward will be something from the White House puppy litter box?
Does it matter what any of them say, said, or will say?
Benghazi leads to this conclusion:
Washington needs hundreds or thousands more intelligence officials, oops I meant top intelligence officials, more security advisers, and more bureaus with more analysts consulting with more Senior Fellows at more think tanks.
Retired and former officials are very good too.
More staff at State and in the WH and at the Pentagon and CIA. Janet needs dozens at DHS, lesbians preferred.
And every single one will be the smartest person in any room.
Either he is lying to cover another Obama lie - or the United States has an incredibly, scandalously, dangerously incompetent intelligence agency. I hope he is lying and that they were not really dumb enough to leap to the conclusion, peddled in no uncertain terms by the administration, that the attacks were purely spontaneous. It is not likely that intelligence professionals would make a strong commitment to such a scenario early on. It is highly likely that he is lying to provide cover for Obama and our clueless State Department
Either way, a complete housecleaning is in order. These people are going to get us all killed if we don't get them out of office and keep them out.
If this is intended to give Obama cover (and it certainly is), why is he too stupid to use it? He's still beating the "it was the movie" drum. If this comes up at the debate (which it may not seeing who the "moderators' are), I'm sure he'll say it as faulty intelligence that fed the "early" reports. But the early reports lasted a couple of weeks. What a dufus.
Within 24 hours of the Benghazi attack anyone with any experience at all knew that this attack coming on the anniversary of 9/11 by radical Muslims using heavy weapons like RPG's and mortars was a terrorist attack.
So here we are today with the guy who heads US intelligence in Washington DC having no choice but to fall on his sword for Obama. Everyone in the Obama Administration is expected to always have Obama's back, and deflect blame away from Obama or resign. Defecting blame is nothing new for Obama, he does it all the time, if you don't believe it just ask G.W. Bush.
If this intelligence guy and his crew could really not figure out what actually happened at the US Consulate in Benghazi until about now, they need to resign and get out of the way, because they are so incompetent that are bound to get a lot of Americans killed in the future.
So let me get this straight, the official story is now that our vaulted intelligence community is so stupid that the rest of the american public was aware of a terrorist attack before they were? We are in serious trouble if even our intelligence agency is willing to voluntarily, on hands and knees, slither under the bus for TOTUS.
Where's their pride? Don't they realize that in providing BS coverage for The One, they look stupid, lazy and corrupt? This is revolting.
This is just ridiculous. Within 48 hours, little ole me knew the full story and that the movie trailer had nothing to do with the attacks. Shame on this administration and those who fell for this BS. Even worse, shame on our media. This administration is only able to get away with this treasonous behavior because of the criminal media.
Not only has Obama's ignorance been broadly highlighted in recent days .... but now, we learn that his appointed intelligence people are ALSO lacking in brain power and common sense. .... People have laughed at the idea that some unknown YouTube film clip caused the murders of an American ambassador and three others. So, they found another patsy to take the fall for Rice, Obama and the idiots in Old Media.
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Bad Dog, 9/29/2012 8:33:27 AM (No. 8897923)
#24 - I read or heard (I digest a lot of information each day, sorry I can't recall) that he had been ''instructed'' to go there to retrieve sensitive documents from that consulate building, supposedly BEFORE the turmoil in Egypt and its effects spread there.
In other words, HE WAS LURED THERE.
That begs the deeper, more penetrating question:
Who INSTRUCTED him to go there for those documents?
You get three guesses....... it could only have been someone who (1) knew there were documents there to retrieve, and (2) knew the turmoil in Egypt (''CAUSED'' by a stupid video???) was a cover for this planned attack.
Now, were (1) and (2) connected? Or worse, the same person?
Looks like the DNI, Gen. James Clapper (previously of DIA), has decided...or more likely was told to "fall on the sword" to protect Obama's re-election chances.
Believe me, these intelligence analysts knew...no doubt in my military mind. Analysis goes up the chain, through numbers of echelons...being watered down at each level. Moreover, we've heard the inside scoop that OBAMA doe NOT want intelligence briefings while on the campaign trail (he gets his intelligence from Letterman and the women if "The View")...and the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. actually went to lunch with Hillary Clinton while Netanyahu addressed the U.N. Sad. These people MUST go!
I have been the recipient of many survey calls and most of them are skewed to assess the bammy regime. I am now taking each and every one. Time to get out to the lib media that bammy is a disaster for this country. One question was 'have you ever voted for a democrat' = I replied, NEVER. They are lousy - carter, lbj, jfk, bammy, fdr, hst, and slick willy for examples.
It was an attack by armed men with RPGs on the embassy and simultaneously on the safe house on 9/11 and yet nobody in intelligence, or the state department or in the Whitehouse smelled a terrorist rat and so they all promulgated an absurd cover story for a solid week even though everyone in the western world saw through it in the first 24 hours? This whole incompetent crew needs to be fired (or unelected) they put the country at risk.
Clapper is out on his keister in a couple of months, so he's expendable anyway.
This is the intelligence genius that had no knowledge whatever of the London terror attacks in 2010, remember that? and in 2/2011 in a hearing on Capitol Hill declared that the Muslim Brotherhood is 'largely secular'.
Even the DNI choked on that one and in hours 'clarified' Clapper's statement to say that Clapper is 'well aware that the MB is not a secular organization'. The CIA website refers to it as a 'religious-based party' and Huckabee called the MB as secular as Billy Graham and the pope.
Taking this fall for the greater good of Preezy Pantload is the most useful thing he's done.
Watergate was a 2nd rate burglary and an attempted coverup but caused a president to be thrown out of office after a constant attack by the MSM.. This thing is a thousand times more serious and the MSM is clearly not interested. After all of the unbelievable lies by Obama and his minions, Obama thought it was time to bring in the Head of Intel James Crapper to bail him out. Crapper then said he has mislead Obama and it was his fault for all the bad information. Yeah, that's believable! This was a "hail Mary" pass that fell a little short. The fact is that Obama bogus story went on for days right up to Obama's UN speech when he told the Muslims how sorry he was for that nasty film. Also Hillary can kiss 2016 goodby for not protecting her people in Libya and then lying her rear end off. It's going to be really interesting on how this all plays out in days to come.
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You can get a deconstruction of the media at many places. The people who visit the Treehouse want to see the entire context; The entire truth, as it presents. So here we go…. In any endeavor of corruption and misleading governance, the control of, and support by, the media, is an absolute necessity. The USSR needed Pravda to keep the ruse of governance for decades. The need of/by the U.S. government has steadily grown over the course of several progressive decades; but the urgency has increased exponentially over the past five years with the extremes