Sen. Saxby Chambliss gives insight into closed-door Benghazi briefing; terrorist attack ‘crystal clear’ on Day 1

When Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss emerged from today’s closed-door sessions for lawmakers on the events in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, Fox News cameras were waiting. Among the insight that Chambliss was willing to share was that those involved knew immediately that the assault on the U.S. consulate and CIA annex was a premeditated terrorist attack.

So, if it was obvious from Day 1 that the attack didn’t arise from a “spontaneous” protest over a YouTube video, how does that explain Amb. Susan Rice’s many Sunday morning appearances repeating that theory?

That’s the question we’d all like to hear answered, but it seems we’ll have to wait a bit longer.

What about the emerging story that the CIA was holding Libyan prisoners at the annex in Benghazi — a story which was spread by David Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell at a speech in Denver and emerged in the wake of his resignation over their affair?

Petraeus is scheduled to testify tomorrow morning. That session will be closed to the public, but hopefully cameras will be waiting outside the door; we’ve waited long enough already for answers.

  • Jim Wafwot

    Oh what tangled webs… The video proved it was a terror attack all along… Whoddathunkit?

  • John Kerry’s Forehead

    I’m not normally full of pessimism but I doubt anything gets resolved on Benghazi. MSM will continue to fail as usual so this story will go away and Obama will get away with another lie to the American people. Time to completely clean bouse in DC. I vow to never vote for another incumbant with more than 8 years in DC politics again. No matter what. I will not be a party to this madness.

    • EEKman

      It did get resolved, there was no lie. I guess you, like McCain, didn’t get the memo.

  • SpinMeNot

    Ok, so If I take Chambliss at his word, then the coverup being about prisoners at the annex can be ruled out. That means there really isn’t anything in Libya that was worth being covered up. Which pushes toward BHO just not wanting the incident to result in the a greater loss of life, which would mean those men were left to die as a damage control mechanism given the proximity to the election …

    Somebody tell me where my logic goes wrong … pls.

    • TwitWit

      Well.. there is still the gun running to Syrian ( al Qaeda ) rebels, via ambassador Stevens .

      • SpinMeNot

        Ok, great … I was forgetting something that might be worth covering up. Thanks … seriously needed to hear that there still was something. It is also seriously sad that I needed to know the government had something else worth covering up.

        Bet you folks are surprised to find out I don’t want stuff to be as bad as it really is …

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          Does any sane human being? Not surprising at all.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Srsly? =o

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Don’t forget, there were at least 30 others there as well. Ty and Glenn gave their lives to save those 30. B. Hobama would have let more die, if not for those 2 brave SEALS.

      • SpinMeNot

        And yes, you are correct. Thank you for pointing this out.

        I’m done for the night, I can’t take anymore bad news and the text on textbooks came today, so I have something “light” to read.

    • TugboatPhil

      I think that the more evidence demonstrating the preparation for the attack actually makes the “prisoners” story more believable. They knew that the Consulate was a wide open target and either didn’t know where the CIA compound was or figured it would be easier to try to grab Stevens to use as a bargaining chip.

      America doesn’t negotiate with terrorists, but Obama might.

      • SpinMeNot

        This is a damn fine point — well reasoned. So this would mean that Chambliss and Feinstein were just blowing smoke …

        And that makes more sense than anything yet.

        Hat-tip TugboatPhil, Hat-tip.

    • Vennoye

      Well, there are the charges of gun running from Libya through Turkey to Syria rebels. Will have to see.

  • Denise McPherson

    I know it’s old news but I wish someone would vindicate Mitt from the second debate. He was right and Obama lied to all of us. Let us not forget our fallen four Americans.

    • nc

      Denise, I agree 100% with you. In fact, I believe that between the three day story The Messengers (MSM) made out of Mitt’s “gaffe” on Day 1 – questioning the weird tweets coming from the Cairo Embassy, and “Candy, get the transcript!” Mitt knew that he had no chance of getting the truth out.

    • EEKman

      The CIA specifically requested Obama not Identify this specific act as “a planned terrorist attack” in all declassified communication as the investigation was not complete. This is not a scandal. Its over.

  • nobama1267

    No one is asking where are the audio tapes of the seals calling for help and the fact he would not have lasered the mortars without having radio contact with a gunship. This is a national disgrace.

  • Erik Bartlam

    They could have video footage of Obama directing the mortar fire on the annex and nothing would be done. It’s important that we know what happened but, nobody in this adminstration is going to be held accountable…for anything…ever.

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    • Russell Jenkins

      We need to talk about impeachment! He is the PRESIDENT… Arguably, Not a KING! He is accountable and we need to remember that as Americans, he works for US

      • EEKman

        Yea good luck with that. The rest of us will just point and laugh and watch the Republican party self destruct.

  • allenbarr

    after giving this much time any story about bengazi can be told. all they have to do is use a good screen play writer. truth will never ever be told.

  • Russell Jenkins

    Many are trying to get answers to what happened in Benghazi. OK, I have a
    possible idea to present. In 1979, Iran took several hostages and if
    Carter had succeeded in rescuing them, he might very well have served a
    second term. On Sept 11th, 2012, Obama was running for what would have
    been an unlikely re-election if he didn’t get the boost from Hurricane
    Sandy. For months, the embassy begged and pleaded for more security and
    they were denied despite attacks in June and August. The Seals who died,
    after saving two dozen lives, were actually disobeying direct orders
    NOT to defend the embassy. If those two dozen had been taken hostage and
    then rescued, Obama would have been the hero in this. I believe he
    INTENDED this to be the case. His re-election would have been assured.
    It is really the only reasonable explanation for the cover up.
    Remember, in Watergate, nobody died. Four Americans died in
    Benghazi-gate. It is time to start talking about impeachment. Only
    problem with that, VP Biden isn’t any better. Obama lied, people died, then he lied again and again.