What pisses me off about all of this is someone like Putin would have had a Spetznatz team on the ground, there would have been air strikes, the entire village surrounding the compound would have been leveled, the leader of the attack captured, his head chopped off after being tortured to tell who set this up and then that person and his entire staff wiped out. And maybe they got the Ambassador and his staff out of there.
If it was George Bush, a SEAL team would have gone in, rescued the Ambassador and his team, after Spooky finished up, there would have been a bunch of dead terrorists with minimal collateral damage and the only way anyone would have known this took place would be because 2 days later, CNN would be reporting that an American assassination squad was sent to Benghazi to murder innocent civilians having a wedding and firing off weapons in celebration.
Then there would have been a call for Bush and Rumsfeld to resign and the NY Times would run stories above the fold for the next 3 weeks stating why Condi and the CIA didn’t stop the SEAL team from murdering civilians.
People sneer at the name of Richard Nixon, but can anyone here imagine him abandoning a US ambassador to savages? Even Jimmy Carter sent an (admittedly too small) rescue mission in a similar situation. When you make Jimmy Carter look like John Wayne, you’re doin’ it wrong, Barack!
You called it correctly.
The media is the true enemy of the state.
“... If it was George Bush, a SEAL team would have gone in ... and the only way anyone would have known this took place would be because 2 days later, CNN would be reporting that an American assassination squad ... murder[ed] innocent civilians having a wedding ...”
ROTFL - - - sadly. First time I have chucked in days, I think.
Right on the mark. Great post.