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Why Rice Resigning, Misses The Point
Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2012 | Kevin McCullough

Posted on 09/30/2012 6:49:02 AM PDT by Kaslin

Dr. Susan Rice should resign her post as the U.N. Ambassador of the United States.

The bald-faced lies that she blatantly repeated five days after the savage and brutal attack against the American compounds (plural) in Libya on September 11, 2012 are enough to bar her from being allowed to represent the United States in any position of trust for a very long time to come. Americans don't like it when facts get mixed up or miscommunicated, but purposefully using the media megaphone that is the top television news platforms to openly lie to the American people defies Nixonian and Clintonian levels of brash arrogance and contempt for the Americans who pay her salary.

But it also must be clearly understood, that Dr. Susan Rice simply resigning from her post as a highly placed official within the current administration accomplishes almost zero.

It's not like Dr. Rice has been all that busy pressing for human rights and the spread of freedom at the United Nations. She, like her supervisor President Obama, was evidently too busy for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and boycotted his speech before the General Assembly--just like Iran.

Her lack of importance within the administration was in fact probably one of the ideal reasons she was touted as the mouthpiece on something as important as the U.S. rapid response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2012.

But Dr. Rice is not the only one who participated in the blatant falsehoods told to the American people, told to the media, and most importantly told to the families of the victims of the 9.11.12 attacks.

According to multiple sources, including Israeli and British journalists, Fox News' Catherine Herridge, and finally some outlets in American broadcast media, the trail of dereliction, disaster, and dishonesty was shared by many.

Reporters who work for the Jerusalem Post were able to confirm, that as early as September 4th, Libyan intelligence was issuing warnings to the Obama administration as to the looming violent environment, the intentions of the organized terror forces on the ground in Benghazi, and the approximate timeline of a coming attack. This was followed closely on the heels with British media on September 9th.

The Ambassador's itinerary still had him out of Libya and tending to matters in Europe. Instead of acting on the early intelligence, keeping the ambassador out of country for a few more days, the administration took no action--an epic shoulder shrug if ever there was one.

This was followed by direct communication from Libyan intelligence to U.S. intelligence in the final 48 hours that conditions on the ground were hardening and that an attack on an American outpost was imminent. These concerns were mirrored by thoughts that Ambassador Stevens had been documenting in his own personal journal, in his own personal handwriting, fearing for his own life.

Sources confirmed this week that after the attack the U.S. was told clearly of Al Qaeda's involvement, and what meticulous planning had gone into shelling both the American consulate, but also the CIA safe-house. It was nearly 5 days later that Dr. Rice began disseminating a narrative that President Obama continued to repeat--even to the U.N. this week, and having the creator of the film at question in the narrative arrested.

President Obama and Secretary Clinton also both repeated the known-false-narrative at the memorial homecoming ceremony of the four dead Americans, as the ceremony was carried live to Americans by news networks.

In large measure the pro-Obama media had been willing to overlook the entirety of this story. After Obama's repeated false assertions at the U.N. and more sources beginning to speak with journalists, not to mention the Prime Minister of Libya--on NBC--was seen openly laughing at the idea that a YouTube video had caused the attack, only then did senior officials Clinton and Panetta change their public confession of the narrative. Meanwhile Press Secretary Jay Carney seemed stunned and offended when the White House press corps asked him simply why the President hadn't clarified his view of the events.

But now we--The American People--are to believe that a resignation from perhaps the least effective U.N. Ambassador we've ever had, would somehow solve the issue of the dishonest narrative, the mangling of intelligence, the negligence of sending a great Ambassador to his own assassination, lying to the national media, forcing an innocent man to do a perp walk, arresting him, and continuing to tell the same lie to the gathered body of nations?

Does anyone suppose that the families of the ambassador, the retired air-force officer, or the two navy seals that we buried would believe that was good enough?

The perpetration of this lie, the continuation of this false narrative, and the attempt to distract the whole of the American people did not end without severe loss. We not only lost one of our best ambassadors--who was dearly loved by even the people of the nations he worked in. We not only lost heroes of the first degree as those Airman, and Seals did all they could to protect our sovereign space on that hostile night. We did not only lose most of the intelligence that had been gathered and many of our live assets in the almost forgotten about attack on the CIA secret safe house. We lost hard drives with information, lists of assets across our northern Africa operation. And we lost our dignity as other terrorists in other nations seized upon that moment of American weakness.

It is of no surprise that our assessment can only be--of this entire operation--total and absolute failure on every level.

For such outcomes people should lose jobs at minimum, and in some cases where criminal lying was perpetrated, perhaps even harsher outcomes for some of those involved.

And if this is but one snapshot of our effectiveness and readiness in that region of the world...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: barackobama; libya; lies; susanrice

1 posted on 09/30/2012 6:49:07 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

No Dem WOMAN is going to lose their job...Obama needs every woman he can get....no matter how he gets them. Please remember that Valerie and Moochelle are the real bosses.


2 posted on 09/30/2012 6:55:41 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Kaslin
Of course she won't resign. Lying warrants promotion under a democRat administration.
3 posted on 09/30/2012 6:56:01 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Kaslin

Holder should have resigned too, for lying to Congress, but he’s still there.


4 posted on 09/30/2012 6:56:25 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Kaslin

Will this lead to Barry’s “Browny is doin’ a great job” moment?


5 posted on 09/30/2012 6:57:32 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Kaslin

but she was just following orders.............


6 posted on 09/30/2012 6:57:57 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Kaslin

Who do you think told her to go on all those shows? I say it is Clinton as she is the one who failed so miserably. Obama cannot fire Clinton for gross neglect for he would lose all those Clinton votes.So they sent out Rice.
If you want ask who is responsible look no further than Clinton not the Ambassador to the UN.


7 posted on 09/30/2012 6:58:59 AM PDT by learner
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To: Kaslin
But now we--The American People--are to believe that a resignation from perhaps the least effective U.N. Ambassador we've ever had, would somehow solve the issue of the dishonest narrative, the mangling of intelligence, the negligence of sending a great Ambassador to his own assassination, lying to the national media, forcing an innocent man to do a perp walk, arresting him, and continuing to tell the same lie to the gathered body of nations?

Obama and Hillary think the American public is stupid. When the American public jumps on the "Resign Rice" bandwagon, they prove it.

8 posted on 09/30/2012 7:01:13 AM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: Kaslin

If you saw someone piling wood against a house, pour gas on it and set it on fire, you would at least call the fire department and probably the police. The media saw what the Obama administration did with this debacle, and yet, there is no outcry from them. They do not even act like humans. They have forfeited their humanity for 20 pieces of Democrat silver. Shameful.


9 posted on 09/30/2012 7:07:04 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Kaslin

Rice was just ordered to fall on her sword by higher ups. Her mistake was not to have the integrity to tell her superiors she wouldn’t bold face lie to the American people and Congress. This is the same for Hillary and Jay Carney. They knew they were telling a lie and did so anyway and now have shown the world what little sense of morality they possess.


10 posted on 09/30/2012 7:10:26 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Kaslin

So since the calls for her to resign, where has she been hiding? Why does this always happen when someone is called to step down the person basically hides and does not make public appearances? If I were Fox News I’d be hunting her down and getting her on camera and hounding her if she was going to step down immediately or in the next 24 hours. Get on her a$$.


11 posted on 09/30/2012 7:17:19 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Kaslin

She’s a good start though.


12 posted on 09/30/2012 7:17:30 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB

No she isn’t. The Embassies fall under the State Department. The UN rep Is separate from State. Hillary is the one who should be under the gun for not doing her job. Ain’t gonna happen but an outside independent investigation instigated by mittens next year would hurt Hillary.


13 posted on 09/30/2012 7:32:13 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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“I think there’s been a very, very serious breach of decorum by Mrs. Clinton in not offering to resign over failure to protect her diplomats adequately. She’s in charge of the ambassadors, she’s in charge of the foreign service. She absolutely should not have let those people go to Benghazi, which she knew was in a state of extreme unrest, without having adequate protections. That was a very serious mistake that cost several people their lives, and she’s responsible.”~~~Ben Stein


14 posted on 09/30/2012 7:33:46 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kaslin
...........the negligence of sending a great Ambassador to his own assassination...............

IMHO, that is an erroneous assumption. I do not believe any negligence was involved. I strongly believe it was a deliberate political assasination maneuvered by "our own" people.

The questions that need answering are WHO and WHY???

The terrorists were hired hit-men paid for by US taxpayers!!!

15 posted on 09/30/2012 7:35:16 AM PDT by varon (I remember when America was American.)
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To: Kaslin

Rioce only said what Obama told her to say. She is just another affirmative action Obama stooge.

Why should she resign? She suits Obama fine.


16 posted on 09/30/2012 7:46:40 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sacajaweau
No Dem WOMAN is going to lose their job...Obama needs every woman he can get....no matter how he gets them. Please remember that Valerie and Moochelle are the real bosses.

Yep - anyone who calls for her resignation will become a keystomne in the "Republican's' war on women"...

17 posted on 09/30/2012 7:46:58 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Kaslin
We not only lost one of our best ambassadors--who was dearly loved by even the people of the nations he worked in. We not only lost heroes of the first degree as those Airman, and Seals did all they could to protect our sovereign space on that hostile night. We did not only lose most of the intelligence that had been gathered and many of our live assets in the almost forgotten about attack on the CIA secret safe house. We lost hard drives with information, lists of assets across our northern Africa operation. And we lost our dignity as other terrorists in other nations seized upon that moment of American weakness.

This is what the attack was about. How did the enemy know about the "Safe House"?...They were told. How did the enemy know our ambassador would flee there?...They were told. Why did the ambassador take the information and flee to the "Safe House"...For one of two reasons, it is the security procedure or he was ordered to flee and take the information with him. Communication of the actions our ambassador would take and where the ambassador would go TO OUR ENEMIES, could only have come from the highest levels of our government. This man and his security team was set up to deliver the information to our enemy. This was deliberate. To those of you who might suggest a disinformation campaign I reply when has the democrat leadership over the last forty years been patriots? When have they done anything but try to destroy America?

18 posted on 09/30/2012 9:29:27 AM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Kaslin

Hildebeast and Barry need to resign.


19 posted on 09/30/2012 9:40:22 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: BerryDingle
“I think there’s been a very, very serious breach of decorum by Mrs. Clinton in not offering to resign over failure to protect her diplomats adequately. She’s in charge of the ambassadors, she’s in charge of the foreign service. She absolutely should not have let those people go to Benghazi, which she knew was in a state of extreme unrest, without having adequate protections. That was a very serious mistake that cost several people their lives, and she’s responsible.”~~~Ben Stein <<

Ben didn't get the memo???......It's just an inevitable “bump in the road” to peace in Obama World....just need 4 more yrs to see it through

20 posted on 09/30/2012 10:07:05 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: fwdude
Of course she won't resign. Lying warrants promotion under a democRat administration.

HOOO boy..you got that right!

21 posted on 09/30/2012 10:23:13 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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