Gen. Petraeus - It Wasn't Terrorism...Before It Was Terrorism
November 18, 2012
November 16, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Upon leaving a closed door briefing by former Dir. CIA Gen David Petraeus [covering on the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya] a somewhat quizzical Representative Pete King [R-NY] indicated that his recollection of Petraeus' characterization of the nature of the attack - given during a similar September 14 closed door briefing - markedly differed from what was proffered today.
During the Sept. 14 briefing, Mr. King related that Gen Petraeus emphasized that the attack had been caused by a now infamous and little seen amateur video, whereas in today's testimony the General clearly stated that, very early in the process of assessing the attack he came to the conclusion that it was a well organized attack by terrorists associated with al Qaeda.
Regarding the conflict between Petraeus' Sept 14 and Nov 16 testimony, King stated on Fox News:
"...I had a very different recollection of what he told us...he barely mentioned terrorism at that time...he emphasized the video..."
The above inconsistency is further evidence of a massive cover up by the Obama administration regarding the nature of the September 11 Benghazi attack. The false narrative - that the attack was caused by an amateurish video - was established for political purposes. It was knowingly put out there so that the president would not have to deal with the fact that al-Qaeda is indeed still a huge terrorist threat when he had been claiming throughout the campaign that al-Qaeda had been decimated because bin-Laden had been killed.