Petraeus Tells House Committee – Benghazi Was Terrorist Attack (Video)

Former CIA Director told a Congressional Committee this morning that he believed the attack on the Benghazi Consulate was a terrorist strike – almost immediately.

The terrorists blocked off the streets and carried RPG’s with them to the consulate.

Obama said this was a YouTube protest.

More… Rep. King: Petraeus Said CIA’s Talking Points Were Edited to Play Down Terrorism

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  • Rachelle

    So why didn’t he say so the first time he testified?

    Too many of our generals are political generals. How can the troops have any confidence in anything they say or do?

  • Kissmygrits

    Was he lying then or is he lying now. It’s easier to discredit someone after they flip flop. See John Kerry.

  • Mark

    Because Barry was hanging affair over his head for favorable ( to Barry) testimony then. Payback’s a Mf’er

  • JoyO

    I believe the White House knew about the affair before appointing him as CIA Director; it then held it over his head and applied pressure to get his 9/13 briefing to Congress. Let’s not get too excited because our Pravda Press will not cover this or, if they do, will focus all reporting on the question “Was he lying then or is he lying now?”

    Honestly, I am shocked he is still alive. I thought the Chicago thugs in the White House would have eliminated him by now.

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  • Edd

    This just keeps getting better all the time. So, any bets on how long his sycophant press hold out? Oh wait, I forgot. We’re only asking these questions because we’re racist homophobes. Just thought I’d get that out before they did.

  • donh

    and now Obama thug fascist media drops allegations of child porn found on Petraeus home computer before noon…and sacks a couple more generals …fires FBI director.

  • forest

    Who blackmailed him into lying last time?

  • GotFreedom

    Will his testimony endanger his wife’s job at the wonderful, Dodd-Frank created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. . .you know, the one that fauxcahontas Elizabeth Warren used to oversee???

    “Obama Administration Gave Petraeus’s Wife a $187,605-Per-Year Job”
    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-administration-gave-petraeuss-wife-187605-year-job

  • jainphx

    What difference does it make? Our side will huff and puff, and thats where it will stop. Is Holder gone? How about all those papers siezed from Solyndra by the FBI? Do we know what was in there? Where are our intrepid leaders to fight, can’t fight from under the bed. John Boehner: Now there’s an example of intestinal fortitude. They know as well as we do how much voter fraud went on, and yet sat back and is doing nothing.

  • lIZ

    We knew this, as you stated. What matters is no one has the political will to go after the man in the White House who CLEARLY has blood on his hands here. We are in a moral fog here, as a nation. It will get worse.

  • Highlander

    So, if Susan Rice was speaking five days after the attack (on the Sunday morning “news” shows), based on the best available intelligence at the time, then where was that intelligence coming from? From the General’s previous testimony, it would seem that someone had the CIA alter the intelligence to promote the video narrative. And that someone had to be the White House. No one else had the means or the motive.

    Now – what does Petraeus have to say about our lack of response to the attack itself?

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  • Huck

    Everyone knows it was a terrorist attack.

    The question that needs to be asked is “what is the Obama administration trying to cover up?”.

    Could it be a White House run program to arm the Syrian rebels (including Al Qaida affiliated) by sending arms through Turkey and paid for by the Saudis?

  • myohmy

    That is nothing new. Everybody knows that. Obama’s henchmen are atonewalling the truth. One by one they are stonewalling who dares to challenge them. Lap dog media hates themselves so much that they willing to peddle the lies for administration.

    The propagandists media still like to be invited for WH cocktail parties while the rest of us rubes have to content with welfare checks and food stamp.

  • deatheaters

    The “White House” that prepared these talking points, to which President Obama, Petreaus, and others continually refer to as “He Who Shall Not Be Named” in Harry Potter fashion, is otherwise known as John Brennan.

    For a little background on this less than pleasant totalitarianist, Foreign Policy has a good article.

  • deatheaters
  • Marcy

    The sad truth is that the media can make or break obama. They have the power to bring out the full truth and destroy him. But they don’t. I don’t understand why they don’t. That’s what we have to uncover. Benghazi is a mystery wrapped in an enigma, wrapped in a puzzle, wrapped in a riddle. Each story brings more questions. WHO gave the order to change the CIA’s talking points so that they downplayed the terrorists attack? Did anyone have the courage to ask that question?

  • saveus

    so we reelected a lying snake
    who would have thought?

  • rabble-rouser

    what’s that old saying, “Oh what wicked web we weave when we try to deceive…”

  • valerie

    The WH did not have to hold anything over Petraeus’ head. All they had to do was edit his remarks.

  • Sam Stone

    Petraeus went through an extensive background check to become CIA head. This “affair” would surely have been uncovered then. It was kept as ammunition and club over his head and the payback came with the first testimony. Then the FBI leaked it after at the direction of Holder. they never thought he would testify today behind closed doors. I would be wary for my families safety now if i were Petraeus.

  • Buffalobob

    Rep. King: Petraeus Said CIA’s Talking Points Were Edited to Play Down Terrorism. It’s the Chicago way, can you say Valerie Jarrett?

  • Joanne

    What I’m interested in is what Petraeus will say. Will he throw Obama under the tank, or will he sugar coat everything. I believe Petraeus’s family is probably in jeopardy, and that he will have to sugar coat what he says so to not implicate Obama himself. The entire military know Obama is a muslim usurper, but most have not honoured their oath. If you watch the Russian Yuri Bezmenov video, there is only one way to take back America. Who has the guts to do it?

  • Big Al

    so why was King backing off so much this morning and going out of his way to slobber all over Petreus?? We always do this. This whole thing is going to die on the vine because republicans have no guts

  • JoyO

    ALL testimonies before Congress are reviewed by the White House beforehand. The White House makes changes in every Administration. Remember when the press criticized the Bush White House for this — except then, ALL EDITS WERE BUSH’S FAULT.

  • Maudie N Mandeville

    Didn’t doofus Peter King challenge Petreus WITH A TRASCRIPT OF HIS PREVIOUS TESTIMONY? What is with this “That’s not how I recall his prior testimony”? No wonder people are fed up with Republicans.

  • Buzzy

    I don’t believe many needed to hear Petreaus say today that it was terrorism from the get go. Those that were paying attention from the start already knew it was terrorism, and we unfortunately had to depend on foreign media, and even the interim president of Libya, to call it exactly what it was. All of the pictures we saw early on, with the Amb. being dragged through the streets, came from those in Benghazi that witnessed the massacre. What exactly was gained today other than proving that Amb. Rice was a liar, and we already knew that.

    I am much more interested in who gave the orders to stand down and not come to the aid of the Americans being slaughtered. I am much more interested in knowing exactly what the purpose was for the compound and the annex. I want to know if the US was participating in gun running to Syria and possibly now Gaza. I want to know if anyone even asked those questions today, and what those answers were if asked.

    From what has been reported today, there was nothing lost and nothing gained except proving Rice the liar we already knew she was.

  • Donna

    CNN’S London’s bureau Senior International Correspondent Nic Robertson was at the US Embassy in Egypt on the morning of 9/11/2012, Interviewing Al Queda leaders brother Zawahiri and the blind sheik’s son, about the protests going on to free the blind sheik.

    On youtube, titled Brian Lilley: The MSM is lying about the Muslim riots.
    It shows that interview, within the first 3 mins of the 12.01 min video.
    Brian Lilley is from Sun News in Canada.

    Who in the Obama administration said the protests were about a Muslim video, when it was clear the protest was about freeing the blind sheik?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M86ndC4V7EQ&playnext=1&list=PLo6lJHZSWElYXfg3sQLjBRwj6luXC-HT8&feature=results_video

  • Nosmo

    Patraeus sold out his country…He knew the truth but stayed silent to help the Halfrican get re-elected…

  • beltway

    So why is John Brennan keeping such a low profile these days? Quite curious for someone promised with heading the CIA. If Susan Rice has been promised State for her cooperation, what is Brennan doing to earn such remarkable rewards?

    All the Kings Men and all the Kings horses…

  • aprilnovember811

    And he just went along, because the Muslim Brotheood stooges in the White House, were holding this affair thing over his head. The Republicans are every bit as responsible for this, because they’ve allowed that stealth Jihadist in the White House to do whatever he wants.

  • bg
  • bg

    ++

    we are headed for the annals of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not..

    CIA: ‘Rise of the Oceans’ More Important than Rising Terrorism

    yes, this guy nailed Obama from the
    get go, but where did that leave US??

    ==

  • nadadhimmi

    I initially thought Petraeus would lie to protect Obama but he seems to realize that he’s toast. He may well tell the whole truth and take it like the man he is. Men can make mistakes and Petreaus did, but he is redeeming himself. The only hope Obama has is for the media to fall back on Obama’s old sex scandel tactic and make Benghazi about sex, sex, sex. Look soon to see nude pics and tell all stories in the msm. OBAMA MUST BE SAVED. I just hope Brian Williams has the decency before he goes on the air to wipe off his nose the encrusted Obama feces.

  • bg

    ++

    November 16, 2012

    Better than a Broadway play

    [Go to any community playhouse and you may be assured of witnessing better acting than that which has been trotted out on stage by the Obama administration with the Petreaus scandal running in tandem with the slaughter in Benghazi. Today, we will play a new type of Jeopardy where responses must come in the form of a question, but unlike the game show you will be given five acceptable questions to analyze each nauseating vignette. Your choices are: A) What is incompetence; B) What is massive disorganization; C) What is a cover-up; D) What is criminal; E) What is all of the above]

    ==

  • http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/16/woman-in-petraeus-scandal-visited-white-house/…………this was all set-up to take down our generals……

  • bg

    ++

    Nov 16, 2012

    OIL RIG FIRE

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  • Liberty

    bg,

    thanks for the posting all the links. The Indiana/Drone theory is very interesting. So, if it was a CIA drone, who gave the orders? Petraeus was still Secretary, right? Did he do it or was it Hussein? I guess it really doesn’t matter. It only matters whoever they say did it.

  • charlotte

    WHY DIDN’T HE SAY WHO ORDERED THE RESCUING SEALS TO STAND DOWN? We all knew it was a terrorist attack, but why did Obama leave them to die when help was on the way? Who rescued those 33 people and HOW? AND was there a rendition prison in Benghazi? Was the CIA running drugs as well in Benghazi? Some think so.

  • saveus

    obama lied
    people died

    does anyone care?

  • Patty

    Obama needs to be interrogated, please someone call from him to testify.

    Sources: Obama Knew Benghazi Was Terrorism Before Deploying Rice

    According to the Washington Guardian, it wasn’t just CIA Director David Petraeus who knew that the attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi were terrorism linked with al Qaeda. It was the White House. And they knew it well in advance of Ambassador Susan Rice’s appearances on national television to lie to the American public about a “spontaneous” demonstration based on a YouTube video spurring the assault.

    The Guardian reports:

    U.S. intelligence told President Barack Obama and senior administration officials within 72 hours of the Benghazi tragedy that the attack was likely carried out by local militia and other armed extremists sympathetic to al-Qaida in the region, officials directly familiar with the information told the Washington Guardian on Friday ….

    The details from the CIA and Pentagon assessments of the killing of Ambassador Chris Stephens were far more specific, more detailed and more current than the unclassified talking points that UN Ambassador Susan Rice and other officials used five days after the attack to suggest to Americans that an unruly mob angry over an anti-Islamic video was to blame, officials said.

    Most of the details affirming al-Qaida links were edited or excluded from the unclassified talking points used by Rice the following weekend, officials confirmed Friday.

    Two days ago during his righteously indignant press conference, President Obama said that Rice was sent out on the Sunday shows at the behest of the White House. We now know that the talking points she used were edited by someone – and that the White House knew they had been edited. In other words, the White House knew that Rice would lie before she ever set foot on a television set. Rice is culpable for playing the flack for Obama. But Obama is right: we should be going after him. He knew. And he promoted lies to get him past election day.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/11/16/White-house-knew-Benghazi-terrorism

  • moron

    Just caught NBC Brian Williams/Andrea Mitchell and their coverage of today’s testimony. According to these government media complex commies today’s testimony was only about the Paula Broadwell , Jill Kelley and Petraeus! Nothing about the cover up or scandal. Oh how I would like to see justice start being served these commies.

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  • The General Petraeus, after he heard all the news reported by Obama, et al, that it was not a terrorist attack, why didn’t he shout it from the roof tops, that that is not what he reported?

    What I am more interested in is who ordered the ‘stand down’?

    Another thought, what about all the 30 or so survivors at the embassy who were evacuated to Germany?

    Wouldn’t they have some interesting information?

    The whole thing getting to really open up.

    We need hearings lead by a special prosecutor.

    We have a serious crime being covered up.

  • bigL

    the National Front for the Liberation of Libya (what ev called) is headquartered in Benghazi. and we and NATO armed them in the hunt for Kadaffi. How hard is it to stop the flow of guns and if Libya is lberated , what happens to the guns. And Why was Amb. Stevens in Turkey?
    Inquiring minds want to know…

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