Skip to comments.Disgrace in Benghazi (Steyn)
Posted on 09/15/2012 2:17:02 AM PDT by Yardstick
So, on a highly symbolic date, mobs storm American diplomatic facilities and drag the corpse of a U.S. ambassador through the streets. Then the president flies to Vegas for a fundraiser. No, no, a novelist would say; thats too pat, too neat in its symbolic contrast. Make it Cleveland, or Des Moines.
One can understand why they might do this, given the fiasco in Libya. The men who organized this attack knew the ambassador would be at the consulate in Benghazi rather than at the embassy in Tripoli. How did that happen? They knew when he had been moved from the consulate to a safe house, and switched their attentions accordingly. How did that happen? The United States government lost track of its ambassador for ten hours. How did that happen? Perhaps, when theyve investigated Mitt Romneys press release for another three or four weeks, the court eunuchs of the American media might like to look into some of these fascinating questions, instead of leaving the only interesting reporting on an American story to the foreign press.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
Who on the left can compete with this great mind?
Cher? (Smart)Alex Baldwin? Michael Moore(and More)?
Al Gore, Jr? Carrot Top?
You know what I mean.
Thanks for posting.
The MSM is certainly the enemy within, and has been the driving force in America's decline.
Agreed - a coruscating piece by Steyn.
There’s only one other figure in human history who displays the same mixture of drunken hubris, spiteful homosexual rage and slothful incompetence as Obama.
That would be the Emperor Caligula, who frankly left some pretty big shoes to fill. But Obama is going for it.
This following is good insight of what we have “in charge” He doesn’t give a flying flip. Does anyone actually think he’s lost any sleep over any of this?
In 2008, Harvard Law classmate...remembered Obama as a pretty cold fish (audio at link)
Liebau said his (Obama’s) advice started off sound, but ultimately came off as disappointing.
He said, Look, what do you care who does the work? Liebau recalled Obama saying in reference to her management of the law review. It is the same amount of work for you to hand out the work no matter who it goes to, so why fight it? Do whats easiest for you. Give the work to the people who will do the work, and just dont worry about the people who dont want to pull their weight.
Liebau wasnt impressed.
I guess I was young and naïve: I was like, Ah but that wouldnt be fair, she said.
And what surprised me is apparently that didnt bother Barack at all. It was just kind of like take the easy way out. Why bother yourself with all these silly notions about justice and fairness? Do what works. Revealing? I dont know. Good advice? I didnt particularly think so.
Mr.Steyn pulls no punches. Why is it that it takes a non American Journalist to tell the truth? The so called leadership in this country is a full fledged disgrace.Why is no one calling for, demanding the resignations of Clinton and Obama?
Finally someone called them on the freakin “Muslim film”!
I still don’t understand why Stevens made this trip to Benghazi on Sept 11...of all days. I’m assuming this was his decision.
Also, the Egyptian gov’t had been fomenting unrest for days before the attack on the embassy in Cairo. We cleared out our staff there. Don’t the embassy’s communicate with one another? Doesn’t the State Dept warn other embassy’s that they’re expecting trouble and since we’re coming up on Sept 11th, everyone needs to be on high alert?
There are so many questions.
As I recall, Stevens went to Benghazi because he had to sign or approve some portion of a aid deal. I only read this once, and I don’t recall all the details.
I wonder if it was a set-up to lure him out there.
“Little Boots” Caligula “left some pretty big shoes to fill?”
Yes, I remember reading too that he went there for some sort of specific duty.
But why go on Sept 11th? Why not say you’ll be there on the 12th? If they had done that, the Cairo attack would have stopped him from going on the 12th.
Stevens seems to have been way too trusting, and probably assumed he was going to meet with local officials and therefore would be safe.
The AMBASSADOR was set up by ruthless OBAMA and the DNC
as their “September Surprise of DNC Terror”.
Great piece. Thanks for posting.
I believe the word "sacrifice" is apropos - to actually follow Canada's actions of the week before, and protect her people while kicking the animals out of her country would be akin to admitting the fallacy of the horrible decisions to put the terrorists in charge of mid-east countries. It was deemed that it was better to leave them for the slaughter was more beneficial to the monstrosity in the WH.
Stevens is a naive leftist that has managed to get a lot of innocent people murdered....this leftist fool was key in pushing the Obama fools into removing Ga-daffy, resulting in untold death and destruction. I hate to say this but Stevens has met his karma.
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