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Benghazi Worse than Watergate
PJ Media ^ | September 29, 2012 | Roger L. Simon

Posted on 09/29/2012 11:02:01 AM PDT by jazusamo

For over forty years now, the Watergate scandal — the June 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters and the subsequent cover-up by the Nixon administration — has been the sine qua non of American political malfeasance. It has been followed by myriad other “gates” affecting both parties but has never been superseded.

Until now.

Benghazi or Benghazigate, as some call it, is worse. Far worse. Incomparably worse.

Watergate caught numerous public officials lying, including the president of the United States, but Benghazigate has all that and more.

It involves the terrorist murder (not an electorally irrelevant burglary) of government officials, their reckless endangerment, the undermining of the Bill of Rights and free speech by our own administration in response to Islamist threats, and, ultimately, the complicity of that same administration, consciously or unconsciously, in the downfall of Western civilization.

Meanwhile, the mainstream media function as their more-than-willing accomplices in this downfall, in essence as Obama’s court eunuchs.

Sound excessive?

Hear me out.

But first a word from Democratic pollster Pat Caddell, who evidently feels the same way:

First of all, we’ve had 9 days of lies.…If a president of either party…had had a terrorist incident and gotten on an airplane [after remarks] and flown off to a fundraiser in Las Vegas, they would have been crucified…it should have been, should have been, the equivalent, for Barack Obama, of George Bush’s “flying over Katrina” moment. But nothing was said at all. Nothing will be said. [...] It is [unacceptable] to specifically decide that you will not tell the American people information they have a right to know. [The MSM] has made themselves the enemy of the American people. It is a threat to the very future of the country; we’ve crossed a new and frightening line on the slippery slope, and it needs to be talked about. (h/t: The Anchoress)

Not to mention Democratic pundit Kirsten Powers :

There are so many unanswered questions, not just about Libya, but also about Cairo. Who is it that Rice thinks “widely disseminated” this “movie?” Surely she can’t believe that the Egyptian Coptic Christian who made the video had the capacity or even desire to put it in the hands of the people who did the inciting. Also, has the administration noticed that the mob in Cairo, so spontaneously upset about the video, just happened to be carrying an Islamist flag to hoist over our embassy? On 9/11. What a massive coincidence…. They say curiosity killed the cat. In this case, lack of curiosity on the part of the American media very well may kill more Americans. (h/t: Hot Air )

And so on. There’s more at both of these links. Watergate is child’s play by comparison.

What really is going on here? Terrorism and rioting broke out all over the Muslim world on 9/11. What caused it? We thought Osama bin Laden was supposed to be dead. But apparently the assassination of bin Laden meant little. Actually, only an idiot would think otherwise.

(“Obama, Obama, we are all Osama!” Evidently.)

Obviously, an ideology is at play — a gigantic, uncompromising ideology — that our government refuses to confront or even recognize. And our media, with a few exceptions, barely looks at it either. Nevertheless, a direct line exists from the denial of Islamic influence in the Ft. Hood massacre (even though Major Hasan yelled “Allahu Akbar” in the process of killing or maiming forty-two of his fellow soldiers) and what occurred in Benghazi, Cairo, and elsewhere.

Our government, more than ever under Obama, has never named our enemy, making it all the more likely that enemy will engulf us. Indeed, as has been described here at PJ Media, government directives exist to avoid imputation of Islamic or even Islamist terror motivation by the State Department, Defense Department, or the FBI.

You could say that is appeasement. Unfortunately, I am beginning to think it is more than that. It is, on the part of some, intentional.

We can trace that back, among other places, to Obama’s famous Cairo speech. That speech was naïve, yes, but even more it was subversive in its intentions. Obama wanted to make outreach to and common cause with an Islamic culture that is misogynistic, homophobic, and in favor of the ascendancy of religious Sharia law over state law across a globe ruled by an Islamic caliphate — in other words, against the very fabric of everything on which this country was founded, not to mention Western civilization, the Enlightenment, etc.

Think of that, my fellow Americans. That is what Barack Obama did on our behalf — and the media lapped up unquestioningly.

Liberals, most of all, you would think would abhor this. But they don’t. They have been brainwashed out of their ideology — that is, assuming they ever had one.

And that, of course, is the work our media. They say Islam is a “shame culture,” but we have become one too. Our media is too ashamed to admit they made a mistake about Barack Obama, so ashamed they are willing to look the other way at every occasion.

So what do we do if, as Pat Caddell says, channeling Ibsen, the MSM is the new “enemy of the people”? How do we respond? Well, we yell and scream as loud as we can, for one thing. That’s what I’m attempting to do now.

In his 1978 book The Fate of Empires and the Search for Survival, Sir John Glubb describes the life cycle of empires in seven stages. Part 7 is “The age of decline and collapse.” I don’t want to think we’ve reached that point. I’m going all in — at least for a few more weeks — to try and disrupt the message.

So say it loud and say it proud: Benghazi worse than Watergate! (Maybe our countrymen will hear us.)

More: [VIDEO] The Obama Administration’s Benghazi Cover-Up


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: 2012election; benghazi; clinton; corruption; corruptwh; democrats; enemedia; hillary; holder; impeachnow; islam; libya; msm; obama; waronterror
The enemedia is in full cover mode for Obama and thugs and Pat Caddell and Kirsten Powers are at least speaking out.
1 posted on 09/29/2012 11:02:07 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
So say it loud and say it proud: Benghazi worse than Watergate! (Maybe our countrymen will hear us.)

A visual depiction of the Obama Administration's complicity in Benghazigate.

2 posted on 09/29/2012 11:08:37 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: jazusamo

Good luck with getting the media to cover it.


3 posted on 09/29/2012 11:08:40 AM PDT by Ranald S. MacKenzie (Agitate for Allen West for Speaker of the House)
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To: jazusamo
Appears FBI is intentionally staying out unil it is safe until evidence cleared.
4 posted on 09/29/2012 11:09:12 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: jazusamo

Those dirtbags pissed on the 1st Amendment while running from terrorism.


5 posted on 09/29/2012 11:11:36 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: jazusamo

To me “Fast & Furious: gate is worse.


6 posted on 09/29/2012 11:11:58 AM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: jazusamo

>> Pat Caddell and Kirsten Powers are at least speaking out.

Cuz they weren’t sucked into the evil vortex of Leftwing media.


7 posted on 09/29/2012 11:13:13 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: jazusamo

Let’s see Benghazi people died
Let’s see Watergate no one died
Even the headline premise statement is just stupid


8 posted on 09/29/2012 11:13:46 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: jazusamo

If anyone thinks that Obama is going to resign for this — forget it.

Resignation and honor are not dhimmicrap things.


9 posted on 09/29/2012 11:13:51 AM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: Robert DeLong
To me “Fast & Furious: gate is worse.

Certainly arguable. I think we all agree that both of these incidents were several orders of magnitude worse than Watergate. Where are all the courageous and independent investigative reporters from the prestige media? The New York Times and the rest cant go out of business soon enough for me.

10 posted on 09/29/2012 11:14:32 AM PDT by RightWingNilla
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To: Gene Eric

They certainly did and it was and still is sickening.


11 posted on 09/29/2012 11:15:45 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Robert DeLong
In my view they're both outrageous. So far more people died due to Fast & Furious but only so far.
12 posted on 09/29/2012 11:19:45 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
The media make the difference. During Watergate the Washington Post, among his other Marxist-sympathizing enemies, was determined to destroy Nixon. Remember, liberal publisher Katharine Graham masterminded that operation with the willing help of ultra-lib editor Ben Bradlee and Carl Bernstein, the son of Communists. The media piled on to "repay" Nixon for his "unforgivable" role in sending Communist spy (and FDR right-hand-man) Alger Hiss to prison.

In this case the media have circled their wagons and are determined to protect Obama and secure his reelection at all costs. You will hear very little about this foreign policy disaster anywhere except on Fox News. Obama has promised to deliver the Left to its long-desired socialist Utopia.

13 posted on 09/29/2012 11:26:20 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: jazusamo

Agree with Caddell. No lives were lost over Watergate. I don’t believe Nixon even knew about the planning of the break-in. He put too much trust in his underlings.

A good book to read about it is Gordon Liddy’s “Will”, wherein he takes full responsibiliy for the idiotic major FUBO by him and his “Cubans.”


14 posted on 09/29/2012 11:31:08 AM PDT by miserare
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To: Bernard Marx
You couldn't be more right. The media were in a feeding frenzy with Watergate and as you say, they've circled their wagons now.
15 posted on 09/29/2012 11:37:17 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: miserare

Liddy was and is a stand up guy, I recently read that he retired from his radio show.


16 posted on 09/29/2012 11:39:22 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

NOw, realize how the media creates, yes, CREATES our reality. Bigger than Watergate? Good luck spreading the word over to the next barstool. Everything you know about the present and recent, living history has been fed to you like baby food by the media. Holocaust? Somebody could have decided that it didn’t happen, and its mention would not get your reaction, just like a mention of numerous Communist holocaust (for lack of a better word) like the Ukraine, like Cambodia, gets only yawns.) We are spoonfed our views of the world, folks. End of rant, back to ignoring Cuba and North Korea, and getting our panties in a wad ‘coz some Hindu named his store after a long dead democratically elected dictator.


17 posted on 09/29/2012 11:39:59 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: jazusamo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgvMGLdc908


18 posted on 09/29/2012 11:54:05 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: jazusamo

If Obama wins the election (God forbid), impeachment proceedings should begin the very next day.


19 posted on 09/29/2012 11:55:02 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: jazusamo

Actually, only an idiot would think otherwise.


That would be the muslim occupying the Oval Office...


20 posted on 09/29/2012 11:58:06 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: jazusamo
Surreal: Clinton Pledges $45 Million In Aid To Al Qaeda In Syria
21 posted on 09/29/2012 12:04:45 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: jazusamo

This is a really great article. Read it.

I am trying to post it on Facebook. For some reason it won’t go. I will try on a real computer.

The mouthpiece media is our enemy. We have social media! We MUST go around the mouthpiece media. It’s our only hope. Tweet out this article and post it on Facebook.


22 posted on 09/29/2012 12:21:28 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: opentalk
Surreal is definitely an understatement. What in the heck is “non-lethal aid” when it comes to al Qaeda, there's no such thing.

Wait, maybe that's what funds all those daycare centers the idiot Sen. Patty Murray talked about regarding Osama and al Qaeda after 9/11/01.

The whole Obama/Dem administration are idiots.

Thanks for the link

23 posted on 09/29/2012 12:24:21 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Yaelle

Thanks for your efforts. Hopefully someone will pick it up and post it, I’ve never posted to FB.


24 posted on 09/29/2012 12:27:20 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: MissMagnolia
Repubs in the Congress need to stop everything and hold daily televised hearings, just like the Dems did during Watergate. And when the Dems and the "news" media complain that nothing is getting done, do what the Dems and the media did during Watergate: say that this is the business of the government and then ask, "What did the President know and when did he know it?", after all, this time someone died!
25 posted on 09/29/2012 12:35:41 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Robert DeLong

I agree.

There are whole lotta things worse than Watergate with these jokers


26 posted on 09/29/2012 12:37:10 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: jeffc

This IS what they should do ... but they are all off campaigning and none of them have the courage to do this. Off doing THEIR business (getting re-elected) as opposed to the people’s business and that of the country. America is in DIRE straits .... here at home and abroad.


27 posted on 09/29/2012 12:40:23 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: jazusamo








28 posted on 09/29/2012 12:51:15 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Yaelle
I am trying to post it on Facebook. For some reason it won’t go.

I just used the Recommend button to FB and it worked OK. I requested comments from my Obama supporting Friends. I'm not holding my breath.

29 posted on 09/29/2012 12:57:00 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Bon mots

bttt


30 posted on 09/29/2012 1:00:47 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jeffc
Repubs in the Congress need to stop everything and hold daily televised hearings, just like the Dems did during Watergate.

Apparently you are not aware of what our GIRLY-GUY, WUSS, RINO, A-HOLE, "Weaper of the House" has said: He refuses to hold hearings and has stated that it is better to let the Feebs investigate this matter.

Right! And we can expect an FBI report/results to be forthcoming on Nov 7th.

So, as we know Dingy Harry and the Senate won't touch this and Bone-er is "punting" a GOLDEN opty we are left as usual, holding the dirty end of the stick!

31 posted on 09/29/2012 1:27:31 PM PDT by neveralib
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To: jazusamo
Nixon was forced to resign for trying to cover-up a 2 bit
burglary. (Actually, promoted by John Dean to see if his
wife was cheating on him.)

The Obama group is covering up four, repeat four, murders.

They will find somebody to take the fall like they did for
Holder with Fast & Furious. Of course, it is really the
MSM who gets the credit.

Romney could really rally the public if he were to really
come down strong on this Obama cover up & lying.

32 posted on 09/29/2012 1:29:55 PM PDT by cliff630
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To: cliff630

No soldiers and Obama running
MSM just can’t see
Those left without help coming
Four dead in Benghazi

Hillary spinning contains no truth
Democrat’s terrorism it can’t be
Obama wants voters in the booth
Four dead in Benghazi
FOUR DEAD IN BENGHAZI


33 posted on 09/29/2012 2:01:05 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: jazusamo

“What really is going on here? Terrorism and rioting broke out all over the Muslim world on 9/11. What caused it? We thought Osama bin Laden was supposed to be dead. But apparently the assassination of bin Laden meant little. Actually, only an idiot would think otherwise.”

more work of and results of the amateur in the WH


34 posted on 09/29/2012 2:21:39 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: RightWingNilla
Certainly arguable. I think we all agree that both of these incidents were several orders of magnitude worse than Watergate. Where are all the courageous and independent investigative reporters from the prestige media? The New York Times and the rest cant go out of business soon enough for me.
Associated Press journalism defines American Newspeak. In Newspeak, people who prove they are extremely subjective (by claiming to actually be objective, when no one can be certain of his own objectivity) are called “objective.”

”Courageous and independent” is what what a reporter is called precisely because he or she is neither courageous nor independent of the Associated Press consensus.


35 posted on 09/29/2012 2:37:01 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: opentalk
From what I heard the FBI made it as far as Tripoli and then were told it was unsafe to go to Bengazhi to conduct their investigation.

It may have been politically unsafe as well!

Seems the administrations little ploy of let the FBI investigate and on Nov. 7 we will hear what they had to say,didn't pass mustard for either the bent axel or Val babe Jarrett the regime decision makers.

I guess they were worried that the FBI might find out everything we already know. That terrorists planned and executed the attack and had help inside the Libyan govt. if not the embassy staff itself.

Not wanting that kind of stuff to get out or get leaked by a wayward FBI agent they might not be able to control all of a sudden it was too dangerous for our delicate FBI guys to investigate. Yeah sure Dave.

36 posted on 09/29/2012 4:53:23 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: rodguy911

While I have the utmost respect for the FBI as probably the world’s foremost law enforcement agency, I’m having a tough time conceptualizing the Bureau descending on Benghazi, with their fleet of SWAT vans, helo support, and hundreds of heavily armed agents, all wearing their FBI-emblazoned jackets. I hope that they’d have a couple dozen native Arabic linguists with them to help them infiltrate the souqs.


37 posted on 09/29/2012 5:56:30 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Ax
First and foremost you have to realize that Benghazi,as far as the regime is concerned, is nothing more than a political event. It's just a bump in the road. The fact that four of our bravest,most probably CIA, were killed, is incidental to zero getting reelected. You have to remember who is running things.Defacto potus Jarrett, Moochhelle, who can't keep her incompetent nose out of things, and campaign manager axelrod.

To begin with the FBI was brought in for one and only one reason. To give the regime plausible denyability. They wanted to be able to say,no comment, the FBI is investigating,now back to the 47%. That's all this ever was. The fact that they figured out that this entire fiasco was so easy to figure,we have already done so, that it would never have lasted until Nov.7 as was the plan explains why the FBI is still in Tripoli and will never go to Benghazi since its too dangerous. More accurately too politically dangerous.

Where is the DBM in all this,waiting for the signal to get back to the 47%,remember its all political for the commies.

38 posted on 09/30/2012 3:37:03 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: jazusamo

Reminds me of a scene from the movie, “Waterworld” where the captain of the ship (the Exxon Valdez) spreads out cases of cigarettes and spam to his passengers so they will get motivated.

Obamas “free stuff” will be his downfall more so than this terrorist attack, because nobody gives a dam plus all the agencies that could have or should be prosecuting Obama has been infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood.

“Free stuff”

This is the tallying cry across America, taking the lead or the gold, most are taking the gold it appears.

But it won’t last long.

They have a saying, “Give a bear a cookie and he will ask for a glass of milk”


39 posted on 09/30/2012 3:48:39 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: rodguy911

Understand. Benghazi is like persistent fly at a picnic.


40 posted on 09/30/2012 5:27:23 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Ax

Exactly and if you want to ramp things up yet another notch you go here:

http://www.redstate.com/2012/09/29/syrian-chemical-weapons-have-gone-missing/

But then the DBM would much rather talk about third parties as they are on c-spam or anything else but yet another obama foreign policy disaster in the makings we speak.


41 posted on 09/30/2012 5:34:10 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Yaelle

Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi!

I sure hope that Ryan brings it up in the debate tonight!

It is such a disgrace that we leave our embassies in Arab states devoid of all protection.

Obama caves in to the Islamists every time!


42 posted on 10/11/2012 1:21:47 PM PDT by miserare
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