Skip to comments.The Media Dropped The Ball On Benghazi
Posted on 10/11/2012 5:41:06 PM PDT by mandaladon
Hillary Clintons State Department stonewalls a victims mother, while tossing the White House under the bus. But is the press giving Libya big enough play? The jaw-dropping testimony at the House Oversight Committee Wednesday completely shredded the Obama Administrations original story about what happened in Benghazi, while offering damning evidence that the State Department ignored multiple, urgent requests for better security at the American outpost in eastern Libya.
It was abundantly clear we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an incident, said Eric Nordstrom, a former Regional Security Office at the U.S. Embassasy in Libya,. How thin does the ice have to get before someone falls through.
Nordstorm testified that he'd been "fighting a losing battle" to get 12 more agents to the outpost, and was told by his superior "you're asking for the sun, moon and the stars."
The hearings also revealed deep divisions within the administration over its handling of the response in the aftermath of the tragedy. The White House stuck to the fiction that the attack was somehow caused by a ridiculous anti-Islam video, and continued to suggest there had been a protest occurring at 10 p.m. that acted as cover.
Neither of the key elements in the administrations first draft of the Benghazi story which, coincidentally, helped create the perception that this was a spontaneous, unforeseeable uprising rather than a preventable intelligence failure ultimately turned out to be true.
And in the latest and most disturbing bit of news, we learned Wednesday night on Anderson Cooper 360 that the State Department is stonewalling the mother of one of the victims, Sean Smith. (This despite the recent claims that State had the best interests of the families at heart.)
(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...
Obamas daughter had better security for her taxpayer funded birthday trip than the Ambassador to Libya on 9/11
Yeah, dropped the ball. Oh, brother. What an utterly naive headline. Here's clue: The MSM are thoroughly and totally corrupt. They are not honest brokers of information, they are activists for Democrats. Period. They view it as their moral obligation to support/cover for Democrats and destroy Conservatives. It's really that simple.
Media, “Ball? What ball? There was a ball? What kind of ball? What is a ball anyway?”
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doesnt the media always drop the ball?
(Ping to #5!!)
The media did NOT drop the ball. In order to do that, they would have had to pick it up in the first place.
If Bush had done half of what oabma had done they would be rioting by now.
I've just got home andin the gas station there was the wall street, USA today, Florida times union.
Only the wall street had Libya on the front page.
USA had some useless crap on on their front and the Florida times union had 3 sections and all about our Gov and all negative articles
How the left can say that the media is not biased with a straight face stuns me even for them that is way out
And then, too, the Democrats are railing against the Republicans that “it’s THEIR fault” for voting against funding - when the damn Democrats voted against the funding in larger numbers than Republicans did - all the while sending large numbers of Obama’s pet project (Volts) to another embassy in a less volatile area for their security detail! - This darned “green energy” funny money has been poured out of Obama’s (the U.S.) boot like water! - A lot is spilt twixt Obama’s cup and his lip via bankruptcies! - We have certainly paid “reparations” to the gluttonous Obamas during this outrage.
Send in the Volts?
Embassy personnel are now riding around in suicide cars? H3ll, why worry about assassins when Volts could burst into flames at any moment? How easy is that?
There is a time-tested and effective practice among Amish that needs to be employed now: shunning.
We should shun them in the streets. Shun their questions and mikes. Shun their fake concern and libelous outrage. Shun their false truth and laughable integrity.
Shun the f*ers. They’re not worth attention and interest.
The “funding” argument is outrageous on its face—and an insult to all State Department employees. It is the job of any administration to allocate funds among agencies as it sees fit—and they can always lower security at low-risk embassies if needed to save funds. Congress does not micro-manage which embassies get which security dollars.
Sean Smith was a gamer known as VileRat...he signed off 90 minutes before the attack warning that there was a suspicious guy outside taking photos, and said he’d come back on line the next day if he “was still alive”.
And from non US news sources, the real story of a major attack by the bad guys (some of whom had experience in war) on both the consulate and the “safe house”, has been on line for weeks.
Alas, so many people attacked the consulate that a dozen Marines probably wouldn’t have been able to fight them off, unless they could have called in air support.
My question is why the “safe room” didn’t have ventillators that kept out the smoke...
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