The Benghazi General Petraeus Lie & Myth That Reference to Terrorism was removed to not “Tip Off” Suspected Terrorists, Bogus/Lie/Coverup/Scam/Politics, Proof: Obama White House Announced Bin Laden Death/Raid Minutes after it Happened,Tipped Off Pakistani’s, Tipped Off Al Qaeda, Tipped Off Al-Zawahiri.
Does General Petraeus and the Obama administration think we have short memories. This idea and obvious lie floated by Petraeus that the CIA removed the word “terrorism” so as to not “Tip Off” the suspected terrorists is laughable:
Former CIA Director David H. Petraeus told lawmakers Friday that classified intelligence showed the deadly raid on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was a terrorist attack, but that the administration withheld the suspected role of specific al-Qaeda affiliates to avoid tipping off the terrorist groups.
The United States was sitting on the most valuable intelligence/information in the world when it comes to the war on terror against Al Qaeda. It was May 2, 2011 and a group of Navy Seals just completed a raid on Bin Laden’s Pakistani compound in which he was killed. What does Barack Obama decide to do, immediately announce Bin Laden’s death in a televised press conference at the White House. Obama Tipped OFF Everybody, He Tipped off the Pakistani’s, He Tipped off Al Qaeda, He Tipped off Al-Zawahiri.
Yes the information eventually would have leaked out but every hour, every minute that the U.S. could have kept Bin Laden’s death out of the media was a minute, was an hour that they could have listened in on the chatter of electronic communications and learned who in the Pakistani military was talking about the death of Bin Laden, who were they calling, was anybody in upper levels of Pakistani government talking about a raid on Bin Laden’s compound, any knowledge would have indicted the official that was talking, did they call Al-Zawahiri and alert him to get out of his protected Pakistani safe house, were operatives of Al-Qaeda calling each other to send out the news and alerts, did they mention any ongoing operations or movement of suspects, the amount of chatter could have been legendary because we are talking about the moments when the raid/murder goes down, before it becomes world wide news, those are the scary moments for Al-Qaeda, the moments when you might slip up and communicate, those are the moments when the mere mention of Bin Laden’s death would implicate a Pakistani official.
Not to mention the fact that the U.S. could have delayed the announcement of Bin Laden’s death to give them precious time to sift through the intelligence they took from Bin Laden’s compound. Any address they found could have been possibly used to find more high level Al Qaeda operatives.
Yet the always political Obama administration would never steal one second of Obama glory for the greater good of the nation, so They Tipped Off The World About Bin Laden’s Death and ruined any potential Pakistani/Al Qaeda chatter/movement. President OBama had to be the big man on campus, the news had to be broken by him and him alone. Hey he probably got reelected on that night, good for him but now don’t tell the American public that you removed any link to terrorism in the Benghazi attack because you were worried about tipping off the terrorist groups, bullshit, you removed it because you didn’t want anything jeopardizing Obama’s reelection.
And by the way, the terrorists were posing for the cameras after they fired on the Benghazi compound, they were boasting about killing Americans, not in hiding, and still at large to this day.
UPDATE: The only member of the media I can find that actually raised this issue was Jonah Goldberg, Why the hurry to gloat about Bin Laden?
President Obama’s rush to break the news of the Al Qaeda leader’s death no doubt cost the U.S. a valuable intelligence edge.:
For a week people have been asking, “Why won’t the president release Osama bin Laden’s photo?” That’s the wrong question. We should be asking, “Why was Barack Obama in such a hurry to tell us Bin Laden was dead?”
“It’s going to be great even if only 10% of it is actionable,” a government official told Politico’s Mike Allen.
I’m no expert on such matters — though I’ve talked to several about this — but even a casual World War II buff can understand that the shelf life of actionable intelligence would be extended if we hadn’t told the whole world, and Al Qaeda in particular, that we had it.
It’s a bit like racing to the microphones to announce you’ve stolen the other team’s playbook even before you’ve had a chance to use the information in the big game.
But that’s exactly what President Obama did. He raced to spill the beans. The man couldn’t even wait until morning. At just after 9:45 p.m., the White House communications director, Dan Pfeiffer, informed the media: “POTUS to address the nation tonight at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time.”
Yes, killing Osama bin Laden is a big secret that would be hard to keep for long. Certainly Pakistan would grow agitated if we simply said nothing about the incursion, though sweating the Janus-faced Pakistanis with silence for a couple of days might yield its own intelligence rewards. In other words, even waiting 24 hours might generate some interesting “chatter.” The Pakistanis working with Al Qaeda certainly would have been the first to spread the news that Bin Laden was dead or captured.
But the real treasure trove would be that “college library” of intelligence. And while reports are pouring out from a gloating White House that’s leaking like the Titanic in its final hours, one can only assume our analysts have barely begun to exploit the data.
Couldn’t they have at least tried to give the CIA a week, a day, even a few more hours to look at it all before letting Ayman Zawahiri and the rest of Al Qaeda know about it? Why give him the slightest head start to go even further underground?
UPDATE 2: And one other reference found here:
The film charges that Team Obama gave away too much information about the mission and that, in any case, they should have waited several days before announcing that Osama was dead, in order to allow the exploitation of any intelligence gained on the raid and to allow our forces to capitalize on the confusion in al Qaeda while they scrambled to figure out what happened.
And to counter some of the idiot commenters on that above site that mention the fact the explosions at the compound were tweeted by an Abottabad resident, that is not the key, the key is if any Pakistani mentions Bin Laden’s name in reference to the compound before it becomes world wide news, then we have proof that Pakistan hid Bin Laden, but an intelligent commenter points that out:
Jenos Idanian #13 says:
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 22:19
@David M: Lemme spell it out for you, Davie. I’ll even use small words.
We take out Bin Laden. Then we say nothing, but listen very carefully. The first few people who we overhear saying “oh, crap, that’s where Bin Laden was!” knew where he was, and are now good targets for killing, catching, or watching very closely. And they lead us to more people who are such good targets.
Total time? A day or two, a week at most.
OK, that was a bunch of one- and two-syllable words, with a single three-syllable word in there that shouldn’t be too hard for you to figure out. Get it now?
Or do you need Dora The Explorer to hold your hand?