U.S. intelligence disputes Benghazi conspiracy theories

  • Article by: KEN DILANIAN , Tribune Washington Bureau
  • Updated: November 3, 2012 - 10:21 PM

Fox News, others have alleged that four Americans at U.S. Consulate were left to die. The U.S. response: Not true.

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dentesterNov. 3, 12 7:06 PM

"senior intelligence officials." Like who? Name names. I want to hear Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama deny what happened, not some nameless, faceless "U.S. officials."

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notaxmaxNov. 3, 12 7:18 PM

CNN had a state department official testifing to congress that she vetoed additional security personel as requested by the head of CIA Libya and the Ambassador. I find it hard to believe the articles unnamed sources dispute that when it is public record. There was also real time video from the counsulates cameras, not just the drone and if that didn't reach the White house situation room it would have to be a case of unbelievable ineptitude. We had special forces on alert in Sicily which were not deployed, Sicily is 1 hour away and the attack took 9 hours. This was badly bungled and as the saying goes "The buck stops here" which is why Obama has a delaying action going on until after the election.

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pinky1933Nov. 3, 12 7:33 PM

like "Fast and Furious" FOX is once again pushing water up a hill on this one. were there errors committed in the handling of the Benghazi affair both before and after? sure. but i see no conspiracy, cover-up, or gross negligence with any of the parties involved in overseeing the matter.

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splinedNov. 3, 12 7:38 PM

Why is it that Obama is now saying the matter needs to be investigated? Initially he knew all the so called facts about the protests that were allegedly occurring due to a video just about nobody saw. Seems to me ambassador died, Obama lied.

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pursuitNov. 3, 12 7:51 PM

I am really surprised... first, that this newspaper, who backs Obama at every turn even ran this story. And I am also curious that we haven't seen all the libs out to back Obama - at any cost!

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tusseyNov. 3, 12 8:08 PM

The Congressional Hearings start the 15th of Nov.. If there were not truth to what Fox is saying, then there would not be Hearings ! Do your homework and see what the ranks in the military are doing - BO is not going to be able to Ex. Order his way out of this one like Fast and Furious. What flabbergasted me is, over 300 people have been slaughtered ( and rising daily) from F and F, 4 now in Lybia and people still vote for him ??? !

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localguyNov. 3, 12 8:12 PM

How did this even make it into the news? A Maryland insurance executive is the "expert" and his sources are far-right wing Fox News and talk radio hosts, all of whom will do anything to prevent Obama's reelection, no matter how idiotic.

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localguyNov. 3, 12 8:38 PM

"Why is it that Obama is now saying the matter needs to be investigated? . . . . Seems to me ambassador died, Obama lied." --------- In your dreams. Obama's position has been that an investigation was needed from the beginning. It's truly pathetic that Romney supporters are grasping at straws to save a failing campaign.

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greatxNov. 3, 12 8:41 PM

I said three years ago Obama was a bungling idiot, but no one believed me. Time for this re-incarnation of Jimmy Carter to go -- and Jimmy had military experience -- something the community organizer does not have. I want to see him "teleprompter" himself out of this one...

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janderson2Nov. 3, 12 8:42 PM

Spin, spin, spin. Can't Believe anything that comes out of this administration ever, but particularly 3 days before an election

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