This would almost be funny if not for the tragic circumstances behind all of this.
In the last two days we’ve had separate reports regarding the intelligence coming out of our intelligence community. I’ll put the two reports in sequence.
First, it is now known that within 24 hours of the attack on the Benghazi consulate, that the CIA station chief in Libya reported to Washington the attack on the U.S. Consulate that there was evidence it was carried out by militants, not a spontaneous mob upset about an American-made video. This would have been September 12.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The CIA station chief in Libya reported to Washington within 24 hours of last month’s deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate that there was evidence it was carried out by militants, not a spontaneous mob upset about an American-made video ridiculing Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, U.S. officials have told The Associated Press.
But, the left is parading a different report…….
“Talking points” prepared by the CIA on Sept. 15, the same day that Rice taped three television appearances, support her description of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate as a reaction to Arab anger about an anti-Muslim video prepared in the United States. According to the CIA account, “The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the U.S. Consulate and subsequently its annex. There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.”
By then, there had also been press reports stating there was no protest.
This really leaves only two options about why there were conflicting reports. It could mean that someone in the intelligence community and the administration ignored the station chief’s report and for some reason decided that there were demonstrations about a video. If this is true, we need to know who did this and why. Or how they came to such a conclusion when the intelligence on the ground stated otherwise.
What I believe is more likely, is that there was a decision made to gin up a report which coincided with the administration’s narrative.
And then we’re brought back to the eternal question. They were either incredibly incompetent and need replaced, or, these are people given to deception and maleficence. Either way, there is no reason to believe the babbling gibberish coming from the current administration. They are simply not credible.