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What Happened In Benghazi( Shot across the Bow from State)
powerline ^ | 10/13 | powerline

Posted on 10/14/2012 6:21:27 AM PDT by RummyChick

The State Department has released a transcript of a briefing that two high-ranking department officials gave to a number of reporters via conference call on October 9 (Tuesday). I am not certain about this, but I believe the transcript was only made public today. You should read it in its entirety; it is the most detailed description I have seen of the events in Benghazi on September 11.

While this is by no means clear, it appears that the State Department may have released the transcript as part of the escalating conflict between Barack Obama and Joe Biden and the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. In their desperation to avoid responsibility for the Benghazi debacle, Obama and Biden have pointed fingers in two directions: at the intelligence community for reporting incorrectly that the incident was a protest over a YouTube video clip, and at the State Department for not providing adequate security for the Ambassador.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziattack; benghazicoverup; benghazigate; benghazisecurity; candycrowley; davidaxelrod; impeachnow; libya; mediawingofthednc; partisanmediashills; waronterror
transcript http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/10/198791.htm#.UHmUMQQjpX0.twitter
1 posted on 10/14/2012 6:21:32 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

It’s on...


2 posted on 10/14/2012 6:28:10 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: RummyChick
The annex is the CIA

"Once at the annex, the annex has its own security – a security force there. There are people at the annex. The guys in the car join the defense at the annex. They take up firing positions on the roof – some of them do – and other firing positions around the annex. The annex is, at this time, also taking fire and does take fire intermittently, on and off, for the next several hours. The fire consists of AK-47s but also RPGs, and it’s, at times, quite intense. As the night goes on, a team of reinforcements from Embassy Tripoli arrives by chartered aircraft at Benghazi airport and makes its way to the compound – to the annex, I should say. And I should have mentioned that the quick reaction – the quick reaction security team that was at the compound has also, in addition to my five agents, has also returned to the annex safely. The reinforcements from Tripoli are at the compound – at the annex. They take up their positions. And somewhere around 5:45 in the morning – sorry, somewhere around 4 o'clock in the morning – I have my timeline wrong – somewhere around 4 o'clock in the morning the annex takes mortar fire. It is precise and some of the mortar fire lands on the roof of the annex. It immediately killed two security personnel that are there, severely wounds one of the agents that’s come from the compound. At that point, a decision is made at the annex that they are going to have to evacuate the whole enterprise. And the next hours are spent, one, securing the annex, and then two, moving in a significant and large convoy of vehicles everybody to the airport, where they are evacuated on two flights."
3 posted on 10/14/2012 6:28:36 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Hotlanta Mike

From WAPO

“It was obvious to the reporters on the call that this narrative blows Obama’s evasions sky high:

First question is from the line of Anne Gearan with the Washington Post. Please go ahead.

QUESTION: Hi. You said a moment ago that there was nothing unusual outside, on the street, or outside the gates of the main compound. When did the agents inside – what – excuse me, what did the agents inside think was happening when the first group of men gathered there and they first heard those explosions? Did they think it was a protest, or did they think it was something else?”


4 posted on 10/14/2012 6:30:32 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

The annex in Benghazi is the Alamo

Romney will lead us to San Jacinto


5 posted on 10/14/2012 6:34:29 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: RummyChick

http://gulagbound.com/34833/the-obama-clinton-benghazi-stalemate-we-all-die/#.UHq-e66z434

“God knows what caused those MANPADs to be released to terrorists, but We, the People responsible for America have a right to know without delay. We can more easily imagine the Clintons’ worries, over them being used on a passing airliner, of perhaps Israel or a NATO nation. Imagine what might be done with a stockpile of MANPADs in Israel, when that skinny, little, free nation needs to take action in Iran. Why, perhaps such incidents would even cause Congress to stop the billions of dollars being sent for years, to Islamist, jihadi nations, as foreign aid! Perhaps they will. One would hope the calamities sustained already will.

Bill and Hillary Clinton had already, in their co-dependent co-presidency, been engaged in a great deal of cover-up, of just such a problem; witness the eyewitness testimonies of the downing of TWA Flight 800 by a ground-to-air missile.

And now they are all entangled, Obamunist and Clintonista alike, facing the seeming inevitably of going down together, one way or any other. And really, it all goes back to Arab Spring, spoken highly of, by Romneyons such as Tim Pawlenty and Norm Coleman immediately after 9-11-12, as well as co-orchestrated by the Democrats and their neo-Marxist and Muslim Brotherhood collaborators (see “The Engineers of ‘Leaderless’ Arab Spring & Occupy Wall Street” plus numerous articles during Arab Spring).

And now, the U.S. Senate is interested, as well as the House and there are about three weeks till the election. Having served as Democratic Party council during the Watergate hearings, and dealing with the Rose Law Firm investigation and her husband’s impeachment, Hillary Clinton is familiar with such matters.”


6 posted on 10/14/2012 6:35:52 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Obama (and Biden) lied, Chris Stevens and others died...


7 posted on 10/14/2012 6:38:41 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: RummyChick

The call was on 10/9. Greta had the transcript posted on 10/10. She was “inadvertently” not included in the conference call


8 posted on 10/14/2012 6:51:52 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: RummyChick

What happened was that the obama administration refused to show force because he loves the jihadis more than his own country. This allowed the jihadis to murder Americans, but obama doesn’t care because he loves the middle-eastern death cult much more than the land of democracy.
Caught in a lie, he instructed his staff to blame the deaths on a video.
Aided in his lie by his compliant media, he faces much less outrage than a Bush would.

If Bush had done it, Bush would be accused of letting the ambassador be murdered because the ambassador was gay.


9 posted on 10/14/2012 6:51:52 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Only people with their head up their a$$ vote democrat.)
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To: RummyChick
The unthinkable (at least speaking for me) is zer0 is reelected. We hold the House and the Senate remains in democRATS hands. Best guess is that America starts to gain, and is probable already known, intelligence of planned attacks. Guessing what the zer0 crowd would do and allow to happen again, and again, and again with no response as was done, or even with a response, how would Americans ever know it was not another ruse or false flag? Dang ... this crowd needs to be history and then locked up for what they have done. Though am expecting something different, except for the ruses and false flags. Many are worried the attacks would be inside our borders. We have entered a time since the first 911 where the once known has greater unknowns, and democRATS and the media still cheer for the zer0 crowd. The ignorance those on this side are fighting is not historic, but rather (imho) unprecedented.
10 posted on 10/14/2012 6:54:52 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: RummyChick

Yo Barack...

What happened in Benghazi will not stay in Benghazi.


11 posted on 10/14/2012 7:01:58 AM PDT by moovova
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To: RummyChick

I wish I had a picture of their “How can I blame Bush or Palin for this” faces.


12 posted on 10/14/2012 7:03:44 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (The Left blaming Jim Lehrer for the debate is like blaming Liencoln's assassination on the play.i of)
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To: RummyChick
And now they are all entangled, Obamunist and Clintonista alike, facing the seeming inevitably of going down together, one way or any other.

Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. Clintons and Obamas 'going down together' .... couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch.

13 posted on 10/14/2012 7:04:16 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: RummyChick

I read this transcript earlier via another thread. It was an interesting account, though it never made clear what happened to Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.
It also never addressed the photos & video of Amb Stevens being carried.


14 posted on 10/14/2012 7:07:52 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
“The Taliban is inside the building.”


15 posted on 10/14/2012 7:08:45 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: MissMagnolia

I missed the part of the 17 days visa excuse.

Former CIA on Fox

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CdxDfs2MsiU

I think this is 17 days after the attack

But CNN was there to find Stevens journal


16 posted on 10/14/2012 7:15:10 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
So Hillary Clinton and the State Department unequivocally reject the account that Barack Obama and Joe Biden have given. It is hard to imagine what “intelligence” reports Obama could have received that blamed the YouTube video. He is lying, evidently.

They are all lying. I am convinced that Obozo intended to use the movie controversy to suppress 1st Amendment free speech in the US. He was just looking for the opportunity to do that and it came. (creeping Sharia) And I am also convinced that Der Hilderbeast is lying to hide her complicity with the very elements who killed the Ambassador. Of course Dems Lie. They are all Commies now, just look at who runs the Dem Party. Lies are the DNA of Commies, the only way they can gain and hold power is lies and repression. They still intend to do that. FUBO!

17 posted on 10/14/2012 7:22:02 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: RummyChick

No one has explained how the Ambassador’s body arrived at the hospital. For that reason, Der Hilderbeast’s (State Dept) story does not fit the facts either. They are all lying.


18 posted on 10/14/2012 7:24:16 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: RummyChick

” it appears that the State Department may have released the transcript as part of the escalating conflict between Barack Obama and Joe Biden and the Secretary of State”

very possible.


19 posted on 10/14/2012 7:24:35 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: RummyChick

So one agent had been manning the phone and “he had called Washington” - from the transcript excerpt below.

“As those guys attempt to secure a perimeter around Building C, they also move to the TOC, where one agent has been manning the phone. I neglected to mention from the top that that agent from the top of this incident, or the very beginning of this incident, has been on the phone. He had called the quick reaction security team, he had called the Libyan authorities, he had called the Embassy in Tripoli, and he had called Washington. He had them all going to ask for help. And he remained in the TOC.”


20 posted on 10/14/2012 7:25:07 AM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: RummyChick

I saw that interview last night ... incredible, no? As the guy said, get to your people and help them, smooth out the political stuff later.

I can’t stand Hillary for a lot of reasons, but I always thought she would have been a ‘better’ (i.e. less damaging’) president than Obama. Economically, I still think that’s true ... social issues, she’s of the same ilk, but I figured if we were ever attacked, she’d respond mostly appropriately. After watching the Benghazi debacle .... she didn’t properly defend her own people in State, either before or after the attack. Col Hunt said all she had to do was pick up the phone to Panetta and he would have gotten her assets to help the Americans under attack in Benghazi. Everyone (the hundreds listening at the various command posts including State, Defense, Nat’l Sec Council, etc.) did NOTHING. Especially Hillary - HER people, she did nothing. If she has the unmitigated gall to ever run for President, this should be hung around her neck like a flaming tire necklace .... she cannot be trusted to defend her own people, much less the country. And then, to top it off, she had the @#$!% (words fail me here) to bring up the d@mn video while standing in front of Stevens coffin - Seal Team 6 should have escorted her (and Obama) off the stage and to ‘jail’ for that one . (Small rant, sorry - and no, it didn’t make me feel any better - I am sick and outraged about Benghazi).


21 posted on 10/14/2012 7:28:56 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: RummyChick
Many are worried the attacks would be inside our borders.

...it has already happened..."underware bomber"...Times square bomber ...Dr hogass @ Ft Hood, Soldier killed in Ark...etc...

..the regime lucked out on the two big ones, the uw bomber and the times square bomber..but shit house luck is not a strategery as "they" say.

There WILL be a big one soon. Don't particularly matter whether RR or OB is in power, the stage was set by Pres Zer0, by showing the jihadists that they probably will suffer no immediate sanctions for killing American diplomats.

22 posted on 10/14/2012 7:29:04 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks RummyChick.


23 posted on 10/14/2012 7:40:46 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: B.O. Plenty

You said it better than I would ever have. Thank You.


24 posted on 10/14/2012 7:44:01 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: RummyChick

I missed the part of the 17 days visa excuse.

Former CIA on Fox


Oh boy. :(

So when they screw up, they double down. Such arrogance and disrespect for Americans.


25 posted on 10/14/2012 8:15:48 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: MissMagnolia

DOD is the dog who hasn’t barked. Yet.


26 posted on 10/14/2012 8:18:17 AM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: PMAS; RummyChick; MestaMachine

What time zone is stamped on this message?

(12:54:09 PM) vile_rat: assuming we don’t die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures

___________________________________________

“About 7:30 in the evening, he has his last meeting. It is with a Turkish diplomat. And at – when the meeting is over, at 8:30 – he has all these meetings, by the way, in what I call Building C – when the meeting is over, he escorts the Turkish diplomat to the main gate. There is an agent there with them. They say goodbye. They’re out in a street in front of the compound. Everything is calm at 8:30 p.m. There’s nothing unusual. There has been nothing unusual during the day at all outside.

(snip)

“As those guys attempt to secure a perimeter around Building C, they also move to the TOC, where one agent has been manning the phone. I neglected to mention from the top that that agent from the top of this incident, or the very beginning of this incident, has been on the phone. He had called the quick reaction security team, he had called the Libyan authorities, he had called the Embassy in Tripoli, and he had called Washington. He had them all going to ask for help. And he remained in the TOC.”


27 posted on 10/14/2012 8:21:07 AM PDT by maggief
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To: PMAS

There is a 6 hour differnce and 9:40pm there was 3:40pm here....No sorry need my sleep excuse!


28 posted on 10/14/2012 8:24:11 AM PDT by OldGMA
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To: RummyChick
The reinforcements from Tripoli are at the compound – at the annex. They take up their positions. And somewhere around 5:45 in the morning – sorry, somewhere around 4 o'clock in the morning – I have my timeline wrong – somewhere around 4 o'clock in the morning the annex takes mortar fire. It is precise and some of the mortar fire lands on the roof of the annex. It immediately killed two security personnel that are there, severely wounds one of the agents that’s come from the compound. At that point, a decision is made at the annex that they are going to have to evacuate the whole enterprise. And the next hours are spent, one, securing the annex, and then two, moving in a significant and large convoy of vehicles everybody to the airport, where they are evacuated on two flights."

So we not only have tapes, but we have living eye witnesses? And still the MSM can't get the story? Maybe they can't 'get the story' because they're waiting for it to fall out of Obama's behind. MSM needs to get better kneepads...

29 posted on 10/14/2012 8:24:49 AM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: RummyChick

I really thisnk this blew up only because CNN recovered our (dead) Libya Ambassador’s diaries which told the truth about how FUBARed his security situation was. His diaries sure accelerated the process of destroying the lies of Hussein and Hillary to get them out front center before the election. The Obama plan was obvious/ to delay and obfuscate Libya disaster to the post election period


30 posted on 10/14/2012 8:30:05 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: kenavi

I can’t find transcripts, but if I remember correctly, the judge & guest were talking about some key, senior people need to start speaking up ... NOW. I think everyone is hunkered in the bunker, trying to make it past Nov. 6. Somebody needs to put the country first and be a patriot, tell the truth and let the chips fall wherever.


31 posted on 10/14/2012 8:32:40 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: MissMagnolia

Axelrod is throwing HRC under the bus while Bill is stumping on the trail?

Bad move.


32 posted on 10/14/2012 8:40:38 AM PDT by maggief
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To: RummyChick

This is the real bull in the china shop issue. This Benghazi thing will pale in comparison to the missing manpads. And Obama and Hillary are to blame for each and every one of those missing manpads. We’re probably going to be forced to pay whopping amounts of taxpayer money to buy back 95% of these missing weapons with the other 5% left to blackmail us for years. That’s if they don’t get used. Oh, and the money we pay them will be used to wage war on us. Be sure to thank your friends and relatives who vote Democrat.


33 posted on 10/14/2012 9:05:59 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6
THE REAL STORY IS THE VERMIN NEWS MEDIA THAT IS SITTING ON THIS SCANDAL, AND OTHER OBOBO SCANDALS.


34 posted on 10/14/2012 9:10:55 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: maggief

I think there will be retribution, “Clinton style” .... if the national security of the country weren’t being compromised ala Hillary/Obama and if 4 Americans weren’t dead, it would be rather entertaining.


35 posted on 10/14/2012 10:26:23 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: RummyChick

We know the movie story is baloney, but what is the motive for attacking Americans in Benghazi? Lots of Libyans apparently liked the Ambassador. Why kill Americans? It’s the manpads. They (our enemies) were shutting down the search for the manpads. That’s why that facility was attacked. And Obama and Hillary are DIRECTLY responsible for the loss of those weapons. Losing an Ambassador is the least of their worries. What happens to Obama, Hillary and the entire Democrat party if those manpads are used in a terrorist attack and they are traced back to Democrat policies and actions? Obama needs to seriously improve his personal protection. The Democrats got rid of Kennedy for less.


36 posted on 10/14/2012 10:47:15 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: MissMagnolia

We have boots on the ground everywhere, except Libya. That is the corner the AdminisTration painted itself into. The video was to be their excuse that the assault came out of nowhere.


37 posted on 10/14/2012 10:55:51 AM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: RummyChick

Was Congress given this briefing or is this more media coordination? I hear FNC wasn’t invited.


38 posted on 10/14/2012 1:58:54 PM PDT by virgil
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To: blueunicorn6

The Blind Sheik is a factor. He was brought up in the hearing.

I believe Obama was going to make a deal over him.

Whether it involved the arms or a fake kidnapping cover is something I can’t conclude.


39 posted on 10/14/2012 3:03:44 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: dennisw
I posted this little item regarding the security at the consulate:

State Dep’t suspected in April that Libyan guards at Benghazi consulate had tried to attack it

40 posted on 10/16/2012 10:33:07 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: RummyChick

This was a great find RimmyChick.. thanks.


41 posted on 10/16/2012 4:10:17 PM PDT by GOPJ (Candy picks ALL questions to ask from the hundreds submitted - Citizens are stage props.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike; zencycler
Nice little collage of Obama and Hillary and quotes on a timeline:

Obama's Benghazi Lies

Put together by Freeper...zencycler

42 posted on 10/17/2012 1:31:11 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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