More Benghazi Myth-Busting

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etaoin shrdlu Posted - 12/14/2013 3:44:09 PM | show profile | flag this post

CIA operatives who were on the ground in Benghazi have testified in secret before Congress -- bolstering Administration and CIA leadership statements that there was never any order to "stand down."

The operatives discussed the less than 30-minute response time and the confusion in the midst of battle that may have led to the unfounded rumors that leaders refused to authorize a response.

It appears the CIA professionals were ready to go once they assembled intel, weapons and Libyan foot soldiers assembled -- in less than 30 minutes.

But contractors didn't want to go until they got air support -- more than two hours away.

Looks like the attacks on the administration stemmed from a lot of bitterness from the contractors -- like the now discredited "Morgan Jones" because they actually had to do their job -- instead of waiting for the Air Force to show up from Italy and do it for them.

No wonder some of them rode it out in their beachfront villas.

etaoin shrdlu Posted - 12/15/2013 10:23:46 AM | show profile | flag this post



cruiser Posted - 12/15/2013 10:37:42 AM | show profile | flag this post

"testified in secret before Congress"

What's wrong with this picture?

If the testimony was IN SECRET before congress, how would a hack reporter know about it? Or verify it? He could not have been present at a classified hearing.

He's talking ouf of his a** again. He's either speculating or repeating a Center for American Progress talking point.

blackedtaped Posted - 12/15/2013 4:25:40 PM | show profile | flag this post


Was your ego hurt because no one responded? For Chrissakes stop taking yourself so seriously.

mpdodgson Posted - 12/15/2013 10:49:09 PM | show profile | flag this post

It was worth a bump

Because the piece shows--again--that the Benghazi story was a tragedy. In a very dangerous line of work in a very dangerous part of the world. It was not however, ever, a 'scandal' of impeachable proportions. That's why reports like this one is important.

And cruise?? You never fail to amaze us with your total lack of knolwedge about the news biz. "If the testimony was IN SECRET before congress, how would a hack reporter know about it? Or verify it? He could not have been present at a classified hearing."

Gee. Was that dumb. You mean we have never ever ever heard about closed door testimony before?? Congressmen (not to mention those testifying) have never ever leaked to the press what was said?? Good Lord dude, where have you been? And the "hack reporter" as you put it was an Associated Press report reprinted by a conservative website. It's a pretty good bet he had two sources to back up his notes for his editor.

Again, if you don't know what you're talking about, please be quiet.

cruiser Posted - 12/16/2013 1:37:30 AM | show profile | flag this post

Take your hyperbole and

suck on it, pal. Your crocodile tears sicken me.

Quinntessential Posted - 12/16/2013 9:12:25 AM | show profile | flag this post

This in no way absolves this administration.

This administration lied and attempted to cover-up Benghazi.

This administration has yet to explain why they ignored security warnings for four years. Why they didn't close the annex.

Myth-Busting? Not so much.

etaoin shrdlu Posted - 12/16/2013 10:22:16 AM | show profile | flag this post

Wow, cruzo...

your "reading comprehension" is incredibly bad!

Did you even try to wade through the article? Was it just too hard for your little head to process?

CIA operatives will only testify before Congress in secret to protect their identities.

But the content of their testimony can be released. In this case, by a Congressman and "others" who heard it.

That means this "hack reporter" actually did the job of a journalist and interviewed multiple sources, using the old-school "dual-sourced information" approach to confirming information.

If you had ever worked anywhere near the craft, you would have known about that sort of thing since day one -- or Journalism 101 if you'd ever taken a journalism course.

blackedtaped Posted - 12/16/2013 10:22:39 AM | show profile | flag this post

Sorry Mpdodgson, but nothing is worth a "bump"

If it is a worthwhile subject or offers a different perspective to an ongoing subject someone will respond. The fact no one responded meant it did not meet either of those criteria but the original poster felt it was so worthy of discussion they moved it to the top hoping like hell someone would respond. It is a total ego move, nothing less.

etaoin shrdlu Posted - 12/16/2013 1:40:09 PM | show profile | flag this post


Blackedtape, oftentimes when I post a thread, there is a flurry of activity on other threads that push them down. Sometimes it's a particular rightwinger here posting multiple new threads. Sometimes another is posting insults and name calling in other threads that do nothing to further the conversation in those threads.

Sometimes, it's pretty obvious that many on the right tend to do this to push threads started by those they disagree with off the radar.

That being said, after bumping the thread -- there seems to be a quite a few posts here -- on a very important subject -- that the right has been trying to turn a nontroversey on Benghazi into some kind of scandal.

This thread linked to information showing that the narrative the right has been trying to create and nurture has less and less basis in the truth with each passing day.

If you don't think it's important -- post another story about a canceled health policy. How many of those threads have YOU started?

Otherwise, you don't have to comment.

blackedtaped Posted - 12/16/2013 2:24:38 PM | show profile | flag this post

Sorry, did not realize the lack of intelligence here

I did not realize that posters here are not capable of looking at all the topics listed. I guess once a thread drops out of the top three, as you say being pushed off the radar, it just becomes dead unless someone can save it from oblivion by "bumping" it. Thank goodness you have the presence of mind to police the forum making certain the truly important threads stay in the top three. The fact it was a thread you started had nothing to do with it.
Oh, I have never started a thread about cancelled health care policies. I guess all conservatives look alike to you.

It is time for me to take my own advice. I suggested you and cruiser really need some time away from here, I know I do. See you in a week or more.

etaoin shrdlu Posted - 12/16/2013 2:37:44 PM | show profile | flag this post

Don't let the screen door hit you...

on the way out blacked.

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