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Sources: Key task force not
convened during Benghazi
consulate attack

CBS News, by Sharyl Attkisson

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/1/2012 6:55:47 PM

CBS News has learned that during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Obama Administration did not convene its top interagency counterterrorism resource: the Counterterrorism Security Group, (CSG). "The CSG is the one group that's supposed to know what resources every agency has. They know of multiple options and have the ability to coordinate counterterrorism assets across all the agencies," a high-ranking government official told CBS News. "They were not allowed to do their job. They were not called upon." Information shared with CBS News from top counterterrorism sources in

Jennifer Griffin on Fox is also reporting this. I have to give Attkisson credit. She reported heavily on Fast & Furious and has been one of the few in the MSM reporting on this travesty.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Loretta, 11/1/2012 7:04:00 PM     (No. 8980763)

About time

Reply 2 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 11/1/2012 7:07:04 PM     (No. 8980771)

I recall the Won claiming he ordered everything possible to be done that night. Well apparently not.




Reply 3 - Posted by: lydwho, 11/1/2012 7:07:43 PM     (No. 8980774)

I say it again----IMPEACH!!!!!!!


Reply 4 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 11/1/2012 7:18:04 PM     (No. 8980802)

Call me crazy... but will someone out there point this out to Geraldo Rivera (Jerry Rivers).

He seems stuck on the idea that nothing could be done.

Well... nothing can be done if nothing was done. Duh.

Reply 5 - Posted by: mustng66, 11/1/2012 7:19:54 PM     (No. 8980808)

Spot on #4

Reply 6 - Posted by: synchronicity, 11/1/2012 7:26:48 PM     (No. 8980820)

As far as #2's comment - "possible" is the key word. Since VJ won't let Obama authorize force against Muslims it wasn't possible.

#4 on Geraldo - he's been on a downward trajectory since Al Capone's vault. Wasn't smart or competent then, is even less so now. There are an awful lot of well paid idiots presenting their irrational beliefs as fact on TV - appears to be an inverse relationship between intelligence and pay.

Reply 7 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 11/1/2012 7:33:00 PM     (No. 8980832)

I don't watch See-B.S. so I don't know if this made the national news or is just a backwater blog that no one will see if they don't see it here?




Reply 8 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 11/1/2012 7:39:01 PM     (No. 8980839)

Ignatius of WaPo and CNN reporter were handpicked by CIA for a briefing on timeline. WaPo whitewash piece is online and Erin Burnett is promo'ing their story for later in the hour. Why wasn't Fox invited?

Reply 9 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 11/1/2012 7:46:42 PM     (No. 8980852)

heh-heh ... oops!

when even CBS notices and reports - double oops!

and even in time for the election!

Reply 10 - Posted by: Crosscut, 11/1/2012 7:52:25 PM     (No. 8980863)

Those men who were murdered by Muslim terrorists at Benghazi are heroes. I read that before they went down they took out 89 of the Muslim perverts. Hope that's true.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Maybeth, 11/1/2012 8:12:34 PM     (No. 8980895)

CBS just learned that something terrible recently happened in Benghazi. Who knew!

Reply 12 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/2/2012 7:27:21 AM     (No. 8981563)

With few exceptions, the MSM are consciously suppressing the whole Benghazi story so Obama can run out the clock. Once the election is over, I expect it will get more play, because this thing isn't going away.




Reply 13 - Posted by: Happy Trails, 11/2/2012 7:37:17 AM     (No. 8981582)

First news reported no muslim terriorists killed in raid. Now 89?? How did we miss that?

We will learn that this was a hit on the person of Chris Stephens.
A hit, a gangland style hit, performed by the muslim hit squad.
Stole the wearhouse full of weapons, ripped the secret papers, killed the witnesses.

"Take all the time you need, we won't be coming." Obama
This is Treason. Backed by media, the first targets of a backlash.

Reply 14 - Posted by: southernboy, 11/2/2012 8:02:45 AM     (No. 8981628)

After the election the MSM can do a complete investigation and blame it on Romney and the Republicans. After all, it all hit the fan on his watch.

Reply 15 - Posted by: cgood, 11/2/2012 8:11:57 AM     (No. 8981644)

Yes, OP, you know when CBS tells the truth that Sharyl Attkisson must be involved somehow. In a world that wasn't upside down she'd get a Pulitzer. Under Obama, she'll be lucky to keep her job... and her life.

Reply 16 - Posted by: LOL Thomas, 11/2/2012 8:25:38 AM     (No. 8981675)

Sharyl Attkisson has been EXPOSING the regime’s lies and subterfuges, one after the other, since (at least) March 2011 when she dared to expose the Fast and Furious scheme in her televised interview of ATF whistleblower John Dodson. Following her initial exposé, Attkisson continued reporting her investigation of F&F. She has been a one-woman army battling the White House, even continuing her battle long after the White House’s Eric Schultz screamed at her and the DoJ’s Tracy Schmaler yelled at her in attempts to intimidate Attkisson.

Laura Ingraham interviewed Attkisson about that intimidation attempt. You can still read about it, and listen to the audio, in this Weekly Standard report.


And you can see Attkisson’s nearly endless list of exposés here:


Kudos to CBS, too, for continuing to feature the investigative reporter who is apparently feared by the White House and the DoJ.

Reply 17 - Posted by: fhancock, 11/2/2012 8:36:48 AM     (No. 8981709)

Is Spielberg and Hanks going to pick up the rights for this made for TV mini-series "Alamo at Benghazi"...starring our "Voting Present" POTUS




Reply 18 - Posted by: LZK, 11/2/2012 8:46:07 AM     (No. 8981724)

The liar/in/chief is only a puppet for jarret axelgrease and SOROS. BTW -- has anyone seen the ACORN/media loco on Public Broadcasting? I saw it advertising the sale of the documentary Doc Martin the other night.

Is it the same ACORN of cheating fame in the 08 election?


Reply 19 - Posted by: saucy, 11/2/2012 8:58:29 AM     (No. 8981753)

Looks like the ladies (Atkinson and Griffin) are doing the heavy lifting on this one.

Reply 20 - Posted by: DoktorFranken, 11/2/2012 9:45:49 AM     (No. 8981884)

Attkisson at CBS. Tapper at ABC. NO ONE at MSNBC.

Two actual reporters in the State Controlled Lapdog Media?

#17 - The movie should be called, "Stand Down!"

Reply 21 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 11/2/2012 10:01:12 AM     (No. 8981927)

This story make sense to us because we came in at the beginning of the movie, but what about the typical CBS viewer who until yesterday had never heard the word, Benghazi?

Network-only types will probably never understand what happened over there, or the Boris and Natasha competency level of cover-up that followed. Some people just can't be wised up.

What matters now is that justice is served in a manner that deters future Obamas and Hillarys from imagining they can get away with anything they can think up.

Reply 22 - Posted by: chicodon, 11/2/2012 10:13:49 AM     (No. 8981965)

This story will not go away after the election. If Obama limps across the finish line, America's relationship with her media will have been changed forever. Finito. They will have signed their own death warrants. The final straw.



Reply 23 - Posted by: redmom, 11/2/2012 10:39:28 AM     (No. 8982035)

Convenient. Every failure Zero has accomplished will not be revealed in any meaningful way until after the election.

Four Americans were murdered, and instead of doing their jobs, the yellow, cowardly, MSM enables a wannabe tyrannical dictator get re-elected. Do they really think they can escape the underside of his bus?

Reply 24 - Posted by: MattMusson, 11/2/2012 10:45:40 AM     (No. 8982066)

If Obama is re-elected and the GOP gets the senate - he will be impeached. If the Dems retain the senate he will continue to rape and pillage with impunity.

Reply 25 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/2/2012 10:50:24 AM     (No. 8982083)


Reply 26 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/2/2012 10:55:41 AM     (No. 8982099)

Sometimes I view my fellow l dotters as my graduate students. And you students are failing this one.
Since Missie Barack decided that there was no terrorism, he could not call a meeting of his counter terrorism group. That would be contrary to the administration's narrative that the arab spring was democracy in action, and that libya was being controled by arab spring freedom lovers.
As a corollary to that, Missie Barack appoints commissions, and ignores them. He does not hold cabinet meetings. He is curiously detached from the mechanisms of the executive branch.
He seems to have attention deficit disorder, in addition to his narcissistic personality disorder.
So he didn't call on his counterterrorism group because they might have told him that it was terrorism. He couldn't tolerate that.

Reply 27 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/2/2012 10:58:16 AM     (No. 8982110)

Why Would You??

Convene a "task force" if you knew this was an OP you'd planned to trade Stevens as a hostage for the Blind Sheik?

The last thing you'd want is competent Counter-terrorist operators interfering in your business.

Reply 28 - Posted by: zazu, 11/2/2012 11:21:38 AM     (No. 8982199)

My guess is these idiots did not know the (CSG) even existed since 0 doesn't sit down for his daily intelligence briefing. (Too boring)

If the number wasn't in his Blackberry then he couldn't call them.

Reply 29 - Posted by: zazu, 11/2/2012 11:24:56 AM     (No. 8982217)

#8 Since CIA got their time line from Fox they did not have to ask them to the briefing.

Reply 30 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 11/2/2012 11:48:25 AM     (No. 8982315)

Post 16: "White House’s Eric Schultz screamed at her and the DoJ’s Tracy Schmaler yelled at her in attempts to intimidate Attkisson."

Yes, they screamed profanity at Attkisson. When the matter was disclosed, the WH dismissed her as a whiner. Just imagine if GOP WH officials screamed profanity at a mainstream media reporter.

Reply 31 - Posted by: strike3, 11/2/2012 12:07:39 PM     (No. 8982375)

Yeah, but - the Campaign Task Force was in high gear that night. They made sure that barry got a good night's sleep so he could golf for three days at the resort in Vegas. While people were dying, he concentrated on what was important TO HIM.

Reply 32 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 11/2/2012 12:46:44 PM     (No. 8982479)

It's time to consider the serious possibility that
The Choomander in Chief was too drunk
or coked up to act as the POTUS.
It sounds more and more like the White House was run like the Keystone Cops were
imitating a headless chicken doing
a Chinese fire drill.
A drunk / drugged POTUS and an Alzheimer's patient as VP allowed a bunch of America hating Marxists
to file their talons and cackle while
Christopher Stevens,
Glen Doherty ,
Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods were murdered.
Laura Ingraham said today that the families have not yet received the autopsy reports .
Images of beheadings and mutilation spring to mind.

Reply 33 - Posted by: stryker714, 11/2/2012 12:52:10 PM     (No. 8982500)

Correct #13. This whole story reminded me of a story that I was finally able to recall: In the cop world, there is this "code of silence". Once that rule is broken, there might be a very heavy price to pay. Unfortunately that price will be realized, during a tense situation, when backup does not arrive, when called. This reminds of that exact scenario.

There were just so many resources and chances to help Stevens, I keep going to back to the theory obama and co wanted him dead, either because he knew something incriminating, was about to spill the beans, he angered them over something or all/some combo. It's Vince Foster, Ron Brown, etc all over again. Hey Hildebeast-we see how you are.

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