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Lying in State (Steyn on Outrageous State Department Coverup)
NRO ^ | 9/15/2012 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 09/15/2012 11:17:21 AM PDT by mojito

...I understand that America has decayed from a land of laws to a land of legalisms but the position that no one at State can say a word about Benghazi because there’s now an FBI investigation, and so it’s a sub judice police matter, and Sergeant Friday has flown out with an extra long roll of yellow “DO NOT CROSS” tape and strung it round the smoking ruins of the U.S. consulate and the “safe house” is stark staring nuts.

This is a security fiasco and a strategic debacle for the foreign policy of the United States, not a liquor store hold-up.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911ii; 911iimarksteyn; benghazi; hillaryclinton; marksteyn; obama; statedepartment; statedept; statedeptcoverup; steyn; wagthevideo
Dear Mr. and Mrs. America,

I'm terribly sorry, but you won't be allowed to know just what happened this week in Benghazi because it might be embarrassing to certain parties, and we, the members of the MSM, have a president to reelect.

We'll get back to you. Maybe.

All the best,

ABC, CBS, NYT, WaPo, NBC, Politico, etc.

1 posted on 09/15/2012 11:17:31 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito


2 posted on 09/15/2012 11:20:05 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: mojito
State Department statement on Benghazi:

“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.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2931540/posts

3 posted on 09/15/2012 11:20:18 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito
Elderly Soviet propagandists must be wondering why they wasted their time jamming radio transmitters and smashing printing presses when they could just have sent everyone to Columbia Journalism School.

That's got to be the most damning remark on a social institution that I have ever heard. If I were a journalist I'd be cutting my throat about now.

4 posted on 09/15/2012 11:23:22 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: TLI
Don't worry....the President is on the scene.


5 posted on 09/15/2012 11:24:49 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: mojito

6 posted on 09/15/2012 11:26:24 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: mojito
and the Justice Department is run by E R I C H O L D E R..

how convenient for Hussein obama..and hillary clinton..both are responsible not some dumb film....

7 posted on 09/15/2012 11:26:43 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: All; HonestConservative; Nachum; rush; Hannity; sneakers; Jet Jaguar; kristinn

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/320283/disgrace-benghazi-mark-steyn


8 posted on 09/15/2012 11:38:19 AM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: JLS

Steyn 2: Electric Boogaloo!


9 posted on 09/15/2012 11:48:17 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: mojito
Son of U.S.S. Cole Investigation, some say. Great movie! Excitement! Intrigue!

State has done it again!

Now showing! The Embassy Horror

.. the movie starts as FBI agents enter Libya only to find Libyan, U.S. State Department and Obama Administration personnel already enraged at them and ready to end the investigation even before it starts because.. well, you will just have to see the movie! Truly like the 2000 State-Clinton White House production of U.S.S. Cole -- this time starring Hillary! as herself.

10 posted on 09/15/2012 11:49:41 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: TLI
Yes, yes, it's true, the Americans are dying like flies, they have thrown themselves against our Wall of Death and will be utterly destr -- Oh, hell! Wait a minute ... this is old material! Where'd this come from? What the hell .... !

Hillary needs to keep her scripts straight.

11 posted on 09/15/2012 11:51:48 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping. This National Review “Corner” post is really great as the quotes from it posted on the other thread on his weekly column.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping Slings and Arrows.


12 posted on 09/15/2012 11:54:43 AM PDT by JLS
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
That's got to be the most damning remark on a social institution that I have ever heard. If I were a journalist I'd be cutting my throat about now.

Oh, please -- from your lips to God's ears. Okay, I'll settle for Satan's ears.

Anybody's!

(Remembering what Churchill said about Hitler's invading Hell.)

13 posted on 09/15/2012 11:58:03 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: All; Allegra; Jet Jaguar; HonestConservative; holdonnow; MarkLevinFan; sneakers; rush; Hannity; ...

Mmm...

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2012/09/ruh-roh-producer-of-anti-islam-film-was.html

Via: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/

Why haven’t we heard about this yet?

*Commanded MFO in Sinai Under Attack, Deaths Reported (scroll to second post)

http://www.carolineglick.com/

Via Jawa:

http://jawa.mu.nu/

Consider:

http://sofrep.com/11418/did-a-security-breech-preceed-the-attack-in-libya/

Protest Map

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2012/09/map-muslim-protests-around-world/56865/S

OT
Meanwhile:

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/14/breaking-foreign-policy-president-is-also-president-downgrade/

At the UN:

http://www.eyeontheun.org/


14 posted on 09/15/2012 11:59:42 AM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

About that...

http://pjmedia.com/zombie/2012/09/14/narrative-wars-slap-the-honey-boo-boos-with-truthaganda/


15 posted on 09/15/2012 12:03:20 PM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: mojito
***..I understand that America has decayed from a land of laws to a land of legalisms***

What if the the embassies had done this in 1900 Peking? They stood a 55 day siege till relieved.

Compare that to the debacle the English got into in 1885 Khartoum. Sounds almost like a redux with the USA in the besieged position.

16 posted on 09/15/2012 12:12:15 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: mojito

I’m sorry, but the media isn’t a bunch of misguided ideologues. No ideologue would dare to come out and attack Romney to cover up for the incompetence of this Democrat administration. You have to pay people to act as stupid as the media is. And you have to pay them a lot. Our media is just a bunch of paid, oily Democrat shills standing in front of the Democrat sideshow crying, “See her shake! See her shimmy! It’s Hillary, the queen of Sheba!”


17 posted on 09/15/2012 12:17:07 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Re: “If I were a journalist I’d be cutting my throat about now.”

But that’s exactly the point.

They are not journalists.

They are passionate, highly skilled political activists who do a little news reporting in their spare time.


18 posted on 09/15/2012 12:23:26 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: mojito
Everyone be sure to click on the link at the end to see Steyn's other comments on this hellish fiasco.

Elderly Soviet propagandists must be wondering why they wasted their time jamming radio transmitters and smashing printing presses when they could just have sent everyone to Columbia Journalism School.

Only Steyn could come up with something like that!

19 posted on 09/15/2012 12:30:14 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: mojito
The the FBI is now a tool of coverup, wait-it-out, and obfuscation. The law is a pretext for rewriting a fiction and then slowly spoonfeed the tripe to a wornout public.

DOES ANYONE OUT THERE BELIEVE ANYTHING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TELLS THEM?

20 posted on 09/15/2012 12:31:46 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (<)
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To: mojito

This may well be the end of bambi and axelrat, democrat socialists et. al.

We can only hope.


21 posted on 09/15/2012 12:33:31 PM PDT by THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH
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To: mojito

Dear Mr. and Mrs. America,
I’m terribly sorry, but you won’t be allowed to know just what happened this week in Benghazi because it might be embarrassing to certain parties, and we, the members of the MSM, have a president to reelect.

We’ll get back to you. Maybe.

All the best,

ABC, CBS, NYT, WaPo, NBC, Politico, etc.

Go to this link for pictures, you will not see in our left wing media: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2202979/Benghazi-attack-U-S-consulate-pictured-Libyan-attack-revealed-officials-knew-attack-plans-48-HOURS-before.html


22 posted on 09/15/2012 12:43:14 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: mojito

Dear Mr. and Mrs. America,
I’m terribly sorry, but you won’t be allowed to know just what happened this week in Benghazi because it might be embarrassing to certain parties, and we, the members of the MSM, have a president to reelect.

We’ll get back to you. Maybe.

All the best,

ABC, CBS, NYT, WaPo, NBC, Politico, etc.

Go to this link for pictures, you will not see in our left wing media: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2202979/Benghazi-attack-U-S-consulate-pictured-Libyan-attack-revealed-officials-knew-attack-plans-48-HOURS-before.html


23 posted on 09/15/2012 12:43:36 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Travis McGee; mojito
Carter is Obama. Obama is Carter.

Both are Traitor Losers, who hate America!

Jimmy Carter's presidency was doomed by the Iranian hostage crisis after the US embassy in Tehran was stormed by Islamist extremists following the Iranian revolution.

A year after the 52 Americans were taken hostage, Carter lost the 1980 election. The hostages were released just as President Ronald Reagan, who defeated Carter, was sworn in.

1979

2012


As Clint noted, the Empty Chair improved by codetoad:

It is past time to fire Barack and his empty chair and have both of them hit the road back to Chicago!

Thanks to RushIsMyTeddyBear and Focault's Pendulum and for finding these morphing graphic art realities

24 posted on 09/15/2012 12:45:36 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: zeestephen

Boy, do you EVER have it right. If the world was going to hell in a hand basket, the Main Stream Media (MSM)not only wouldn’t cover it, they wouldn’t know where to begin. There isn’t but one or two so called (Journalists) worth mentioning. The fact that both Hillary and the President stood up there all DAY LONG, blabbing that an anti Muslim film set these people all over the world on fire is simply tragically stupid...both of them looked like they didn’t know where they were, or better yet, what was going on. The fact they made a funeral service a political play is beyond remourse. The DNC should be held totally responsible for putting this socialist/marxist in the White House.


25 posted on 09/15/2012 12:46:45 PM PDT by cousair
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To: AliVeritas

That’s a great link! Right on the money.


26 posted on 09/15/2012 12:48:59 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH

Obooboo’s American Idol media and voters think this is about the eeeevil first amendment. Turns out that the first amendment is as dangerous as the second amendment. That’s why constitutionalists are classified as “domestic terrorists” and a military college is running war games against the Tea party. It’s all making great sense now!

Ask the hero, Senator McBackstabber and his girlfriend, Lindsay Graham, if you have any questions.


27 posted on 09/15/2012 1:01:37 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Grampa Dave
It's important for every American to see those pictures.

Unfortunately, unless the come to FR or read the Daily Mail (surprise! a UK paper), they won't see them, as our Pravda media does everything in its power to protect Hussein.

28 posted on 09/15/2012 1:51:29 PM PDT by mojito
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To: SaraJohnson

I would like to take this opportunity to to say that ...

I HATE Senator McBackstabber and his girlfriend, Lindsay Graham

I feel beter now.

god bless california


29 posted on 09/15/2012 2:19:12 PM PDT by THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH
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To: lentulusgracchus

Oh, that’s priceless!


30 posted on 09/15/2012 2:43:17 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Paid, maybe. Dhimmi, definitely.


31 posted on 09/15/2012 3:07:14 PM PDT by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH

When the SHTF in commiefornia, I hope you will come to Texas. We’ll play cowboys and commies. :)


32 posted on 09/15/2012 3:16:58 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
.. the movie starts as FBI agents enter Libya only to find Libyan, U.S. State Department and Obama Administration personnel already enraged at them and ready to end the investigation even before it starts because.. well, you will just have to see the movie! Truly like the 2000 State-Clinton White House production of U.S.S. Cole -- this time starring Hillary! as herself.

And the movie's denouement came on September 11th of the following year.

Why does accreditation as experts make those people oblivious to the obvious fact that the 9/11 terrorists chose to go ahead in large part because they were convinced that America was too weak and indecisive to mount a stout-hearted counterattack? In short, the terrorist were sure that America was weak? You'd think that brute self-preservation would be enough to shake them awake.

33 posted on 09/15/2012 4:20:31 PM PDT by danielmryan
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To: mojito

“Elderly Soviet propagandists must be wondering why they wasted their time jamming radio transmitters and smashing printing presses when they could just have sent everyone to Columbia Journalism School.”

I wanna be like Steyn.


34 posted on 09/15/2012 4:21:55 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: mojito
Obama is often [rightfully, IMO] compared to Carter and the Embassy attacks are certainly similar to the Tehran hostage-taking. The difference is that, then, ABC would create a show, "America Held Hostage, Day XXX" that ran for years each night hosted by Ted Koppel.

As a young man more interested in picking up chicks at the corner bar than in politics, Koppel's show, nonetheless, got through to me. I think he played a big part in Reagan's victory -- much to his annoyance.

Something like that could never happen now. It's an illustration of how far the left has advanced in three decades.

35 posted on 09/15/2012 4:33:48 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Without economic freedom, no other form of freedom can have material meaning.)
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To: SaraJohnson

Thank you miss Sarah.

More and more I find myself thinking about where I might want to go when TSHTF but I keep coming up cold. There is no other place left on the planet after our beloved America is gone!

Therefore I reluctantly conclude that we must stand our ground and all the meaning that (Patrick Henry) stuff implies.


36 posted on 09/15/2012 6:05:03 PM PDT by THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH
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To: JLS

Please take a look and PING your list to this thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2931784/posts?page=8

Is this the Best Empty Chair Yet?


37 posted on 09/16/2012 4:15:57 AM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Romney/Ryan Victory 2012! America's Rescue and Recovery Team!)
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To: JLS

Steyn was on Hannity earlier this evening and spoke to the issue of abuse of the 1st Amendment in the context of the embassy attacks.


38 posted on 09/17/2012 9:24:34 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: blueunicorn6
You have to pay people to act as stupid as the media is. And you have to pay them a lot.

That explains a lot of "stupid" things that have been happening.

39 posted on 09/17/2012 9:40:24 PM PDT by Stentor
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