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Chambliss on Benghazi Hearing: ‘So Obvious’ It Was a Terrorist Attack

Lawrence29 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:43 AM
What we found out (which the CIA didn’t initially believe themselves) is that the attack was orchestrated by a powerful terrorist group for a very specific purpose. Question here is, why did the CIA not know this right from the start? Either they are dumb and misread the warnings, or they faked themselves out with their own Psi-Ops, assuming this kind of terrorist attack so implausible that they couldn’t believe it when they saw it. Now… we have so much implausible arm-chair generalling going on that nobody can tell what is plausible or implausbile, and filling in the details with their imaginations.
Lawrence29 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:45 AM
The truth here is so simple that absolutely nobody is going to accept it, and thus fuel the continual Psi-Ops cover-up of the incompetence involved.

… and probably the only competent official in this whole debacle will be the one taking the blame for it, and the fall for it. Sorry Petraeus but you’re not the first person that Obama has thrown under the bus.

With 20-20 hind-sight Petraeus can say he knew (more likely highly suspected on a personal level) the attack was a planned terrorist effort, but that personal belief on his part was not corroborated as official by his organization, nor by Sec.Def or Administration officials.
Lawrence29 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:44 AM
What is most plausible is the CIA and government intel where simply caught by surprise and failed to properly react. Nobody wants to believe our intel community could be this incompetent so we are taking this simple explanation as implausible, when logically it is the only version of events that makes any logical sense.

Furthermore, Petraeus is an honorable military officer, he would not resign his post over an intel kerfluffle. Nobody asked him to resign or challenged him to resign. His resignation is purely based on getting caught with his pants down, a direct violation of his own personal honor code.
Lawrence29 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:44 AM
Here is the most plausible story:

The CIA didn’t know or didn’t realize the attack was an orchestrated terrorist attack and that is why they didn’t ask for or send in backup.

The cover-up is the government, Administration, Sec.Def., CIA, covering up the fact that they were totally fooled (and incompetent) in mistaking this coordinated attack as a mere political demonstration.

What we don’t know is where Rice got the information that this was all caused by the silly video. So, lets look back at what I said about Psi-Ops.

The most logically implausible story is the one Rice told about the video being the cause, but emotionally it is the story everyone wants to accept as plausible.

Lawmakers on intelligence committees met behind closed doors today to get a more detailed account of what happened during the September 11th attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, which left four Americans dead.

In closed-door sessions, lawmakers got their most comprehensive account to date of what happened on the ground in Benghazi on September 11, a senior intelligence official told CNN. They also heard an explanation as to what U.S. officials were doing behind the scenes to respond, the official said, adding that the presentation would clarify some mischaracterizations about the nature of the attack.