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State Department: Stop asking us about the Benghazi attack (Active investigation!?!)
Foreign Policy ^ | September 14 | Josh Rogin

Posted on 09/15/2012 6:18:39 AM PDT by PghBaldy

"I'm going to frustrate all of you, infinitely, by telling you that now that we have an open FBI investigation on the death of these four Americans, we are not going to be in a position to talk at all about what the U.S. government may or may not be learning about how any of this this happened -- not who they were, not how it happened, not what happened to Ambassador Stevens, not any of it -- until the Justice Department is ready to talk about the investigation that's its got," State Department spokeswoman Victorian Nuland told reporters late Friday afternoon. "So I'm going to send to the FBI for those kinds of questions and they're probably not going to talk to you about it," she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecable.foreignpolicy.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911iicoverup; 911iistatedept; benghazi; coverup; libya; libyaambassador; obamasfault; statedeptcoverup
I despise Obama. Bush let us know on a daily basis what was happening, even during campaign season. There has to be pushback on this!
1 posted on 09/15/2012 6:18:41 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy

How convenient. Much like local governments hide behind “It’s a personnel matter” when cops or whoever screw up, the Feds start a Justice investigation and embargo any information about the event for months or more.

Or at least until after the election.


2 posted on 09/15/2012 6:23:03 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: PghBaldy

Investigation? PLEASE!

Any investigation done under this corrupt administration would be a joke. Clinton, obama and Hoder would see to that. We will have to wait until these scumbags are gone to find out what they don’t want us to know.


3 posted on 09/15/2012 6:23:37 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: PghBaldy

Interesting way to try and put lid on discussion of the SD’s lapses. Why don’t they just come out and say...This doesn’t make us look good so we will not discuss it?


4 posted on 09/15/2012 6:25:27 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: PghBaldy
There has to be pushback on this!

Don't bet on it. Not the first time the Beast has hidden behind the curtain of "active investigation" and gotten away with it.

5 posted on 09/15/2012 6:25:29 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: PghBaldy

Let me clarify:

The left believes a terrorist attack is a criminal matter.

The right believes a terrorist attack is a terrorist attack.


6 posted on 09/15/2012 6:26:09 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: PghBaldy
State Dept's Nuland:

"But I have to respect the fact that this is now a crime scene."

NOTE it is a crime, not an act of war. How does she know this?

7 posted on 09/15/2012 6:26:25 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: PghBaldy

A page out of the Clinton playbook.


8 posted on 09/15/2012 6:27:54 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: PghBaldy
Official response from the State Department:

STFU!

9 posted on 09/15/2012 6:28:17 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: PghBaldy

So they are fraudently calling this a “criminal investigation” soley so they can refuse to talk about it or answer questions about it - just sweeping it under the rug. This is an evil administration. An islamic administration.


10 posted on 09/15/2012 6:29:07 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: PghBaldy
It will be instructive to guage the press reaction, if any.
11 posted on 09/15/2012 6:29:30 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Yes. Some will be ticked off. Romney/Ryan needs to attack this.


12 posted on 09/15/2012 6:32:02 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: PghBaldy

All this attention to the Embassy attacks and dead Americans is needlessly distracting the media from their Romney bashing.


13 posted on 09/15/2012 6:33:08 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: SE Mom

Sounds like the Administration is turning this over to the criminal justice system.
This is crazy!


14 posted on 09/15/2012 6:34:35 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: PghBaldy

Hey we have golf to play; just like our leader. Don’t bother us.


15 posted on 09/15/2012 6:36:08 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: PghBaldy

Mom, I’m not going to tell you who knocked over the vase and broke it. I know you are frustrated by this. But I am going to conduct a thorough investigation. Right now, I’m not in a position to talk to you about what happened. I’m going to refer you to my little brother, but he probably won’t tell you anything either.


16 posted on 09/15/2012 6:36:20 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: PghBaldy
we have an open FBI investigation

FBI investigation????? On the mess ups and procedures in place in the State Department or on some guys free speech???

I guess the FBI and not the CIA being involved answers that question....unbelievable. So what does railroading some guy over free speech have to do with the State Department answering questions on your department and your handling of overseas consulates and embassies???

17 posted on 09/15/2012 6:39:15 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: PghBaldy

This WH is so incredibly corrupt. This “investigation” is only an attempt to push all observers back far enough so that the State Dept can cover it’s azz and then the WH can seal all records and evidence of the action.

We have got to VOTE these people OUT!


18 posted on 09/15/2012 6:41:19 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: PghBaldy

The most transparent government ever....
The only thing that is transparent is this regime is a Communist take over of the USA. They now brazenly use “FORWARD” as their slogan.
Will 2012 be the year when Nikita Krushev says “Checkmate.”?
They must be stopped.


19 posted on 09/15/2012 6:50:15 AM PDT by RavenLooneyToon (Tail gunner Joe was right.)
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To: griswold3

Sounds like the Administration is turning this over to the criminal justice system.


The phrase should read “Sounds like the Administration is turning this over to the justice criminal system.”

After all “Justice” is a joke now and all in the criminal investigation system are Obama’s “criminals.”


20 posted on 09/15/2012 6:53:00 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Lady Heron

It’s the FBI because the guilty party in the rape and murder of US citizens were the american film makers.
This twisted, perverted, manly gurls, and gurly men must be stopped.
Four years. Four years is all it took to bring us to THIS?


21 posted on 09/15/2012 6:54:13 AM PDT by RavenLooneyToon (Tail gunner Joe was right.)
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To: PghBaldy
See? It wasn't an act of terrorism, or even directed at the United States. It was a crime by a handful of local hotheads, and will be investigated as such. That's all. Nothing to see here. Continue grazing.
22 posted on 09/15/2012 6:54:18 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: PghBaldy
December 7th, 1941, a day that would live in infamy were it not for the Federal Investigation that prohibits us from discussing it....

-FDR

23 posted on 09/15/2012 6:56:35 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: PghBaldy

An FBI investigation? For an act of war?
Our nation really has become a bunch of candy asses..
You TELL the camel humpers running that shit hole of a country they have 72 hours to produce the scumbag citizens that slaughtered our Ambassador and the other Americans or we will pick and 12 block area of the city and announce world wide that it is going to be destroyed by missiles. When the 72 hour mark is up the missiles fly.
Time to put the big boy pants on Obama!


24 posted on 09/15/2012 7:01:53 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: PghBaldy

They’ll let us know, just as soon as they get to the bottom of Fast and Furious.


25 posted on 09/15/2012 7:03:03 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: PghBaldy

Subterfuge and obfuscation. They hide the facts in a “criminal investigate” and throw out this “response to movie” bs. They even spin some additional bs and involve some minister from FL. All this to cover a huge State Dept. screw-up. If these A$$es spent half as much time constructively, as they do covering, they might accomplish something...abet questionable.


26 posted on 09/15/2012 7:15:09 AM PDT by OldCountryBoy (You can't make this stuff up!)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
They’ll let us know, just as soon as they get to the bottom of Fast and Furious.

Will that be before or after we find out who hired Craig Livingstone?

27 posted on 09/15/2012 7:23:30 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: PghBaldy

Romney needs to call out these mothers. NOW.


28 posted on 09/15/2012 7:36:55 AM PDT by gotribe (WTF?)
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To: PghBaldy

Janet Reno used this trick so often I am surprised that anyone bothered asking her about any case. The answer was always the same, I can not comment on an open case, blah, blah, blah.


29 posted on 09/15/2012 10:01:43 AM PDT by itsahoot (I'll write in Palin in 2012. That is 1 vote for Palin, 0 votes for Romney and Zer0 votes for Obama.)
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