November 14th, 2012

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Бенгази

Говорят, Петреус согласился давать показания обоим комитетам по разведке – и в Палате, и в Сенате.

Интересно, будут ли его спрашивать про его предыдущие показания, где он рассказывал про спонтанную атаку кинопротестантов?

Someone else told me that General Petraeus, on the Hill that day, Director Petraeus I should say, said privately to one of the members of Congress said, ‘This is happened in Benghazi.’ He said, ‘Do you want the official line or do you want the real truth?. So I think he knew that he was not telling the full truth. He is, on the other hand, the CIA director. They were involved in some pretty complicated things, perhaps, in Benghazi. To be fair to him, maybe he thought that national security required him not to fully spill the beans and to kind of go along with a line that was otherwise politically convenient for the administration.

МакКейн требует создания специальной комиссии по расследованию этой захватывающей истории. Рид, понятно, против.

Приходится против моих правил много цитировать Fox News: ничего не поделаешь, этой темой вплотную занимаются только они. Публикации в остальных местах по большей части создают ожидаемое впечатление глухой обороны.

Mirrored from Gears and Springs.

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Две цитаты

WASHINGTON — A top Republican senator on a committee investigating the September attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, said Wednesday that intelligence officials had testified that they knew right away that it was a terrorist attack, undercutting the Obama administration’s claim to have had a mix of reports during that first week.

Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who is widely expected to become the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next year, told reporters that in a closed-door session of the committee on Tuesday afternoon, intelligence officials said that they “let everybody know immediately” what they knew.

He described the Democrats sitting on the committee as being startled by the testimony.

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OBAMA: If Senator McCain and Senator Graham, and others want to go after somebody? They should go after me. And I’m happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador who had nothing to do with Benghazi? And was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received? And to besmirch her reputation is outrageous.

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Про тюрьмы ЦРУ

Важное уточнение – Обама, конечно, их запретил, но там остался такой нюанс:

According to the executive order, “The terms ‘detention facilities’ and ‘detention facility’ in section 4(a) of this order do not refer to facilities used only to hold people on a short-term, transitory basis.”

Так что когда ЦРУ объясняет, что “Any suggestion that the Agency is still in the detention business is uninformed and baseless”, это совсем не значит, что там не держали никаких боевиков. То, что упомянула Бродуэлл, вполне подходит под описание “facilities used only to hold people on a short-term, transitory basis”. То есть опровержение ЦРУ, если приглядеться, опровержением не является.

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