Skip to comments.Benghazi issue won't go away or be resolved very soon
Posted on 10/30/2012 1:36:13 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
............The Obama administration has some explaining to do. With four Americans dead overseas, their fellow citizens rightly want to know why they couldn't have been protected. But the answers will not fit neatly, or in time, to make 30-second campaign ads. And there may be new revelations but definitive answers can't be expected before election day.
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No, Bammy and Jarret has some 'splainin' to do.
Of course not. And frankly, not afterwards, either.
If Bambi wins, we'll never hear another word about it. And if Romney wins, he'll just want to be a gentleman and let bygones be bygones so we'll certainly never hear another word about it from him, either.
This is actually something that affects national security, which has been disastrously weakened by Obama, probably precisely with the objective of empowering the Islamics and other forces that hate the US. If not that, then it was his sheer incompetence. Whatever, it should be addressed, but I doubt that it will be.
Obama lucked out with the storm, because it is enabling him to dodge questions for the next few days.
Browsing the net reveals that more and more editorials, commentary and letters to editors are now raising the specter of this scandal and the folly of electing Obama for 4 more years with no answers being given about the murders of our citizens in Benghazi.
If Obama wins, it will utterly vanish.
If Obama loses it will utterly vanish, in the name of bipartisanship.
IF WE LET IT.
For those under the mistaken impression that the Wall Street Journal is a conservative publication just because its editorial page is conservation, I offer the following:
Listing of both Monday and Tuesdays stories on Benghazi: (None found)
Thats right. In spite of the revelations over the weekend, no coverage in the news section of the WSJ.
This is consistent with studies that show that the news reporting at the Journal leans farther left than most major papers, even though they disguise it well, and even though the editorial page is one of the best conservative editorial pages in the world.
24 posted on Tue Oct 30 13:19:20 2012 by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
He's hunkered down, hiding from any questions -- and it's only making the calls for answers louder.
Thats progress. Next stop, the MSM?
Every SOF officer and ops officer all the way up has this drummed into his head. We can make Obama respond to this question, even if reporters must shout it at him while hes doing storm cleanup photo ops. If the reporters KNOW enough to ask the quesion.
Thats why I am shouting all over the internet about CBA.
I cant believe cross-border authority permission is not one of the top discussion points about Benghazi.
That, and who set him up by sending him to Beghazi to meet the Turks on 9-11, with them leaving after dark.
And of course, down the road, was the military rescue-in-progress turned back because Obama actually wanted to make sure the consulate was wiped out? Is that why the spooks at the annex were refused permission to travel the under one mile to intervene? That would connect it all together, but for now, the best focus is on Obama either granting or withholding cross-border authority for the rescue.
Feel free to repost these musings of a long-ago SOF officer anywhere you please. Done.
” IF WE LET IT.”
If Obama wins, we can finish him with this.
If Obama loses, we can DESTROY his memory forever!
” And of course, down the road, was the military rescue-in-progress turned back because Obama actually wanted to make sure the consulate was wiped out? “
Actually, this was the first thing that crossed my mind.
What "safety precautions"?
The undeniable fact is that the lack of security provided by the Obama administration for the ambassador in Al-Quaeda-infested Benghazi made Stevens and his associates prime targets for exactly what happened.
And if the info we are receiving about the timeline is correct (7 hour siege) it's indefensible that no military assistance was dispatched.
There's no getting around it - Obama and his administration are responsible for this deadly debacle on multiple levels.
Over my dead body this fiasco will disappear. No matter who is elected if I have to become the next Cindy Shehan of the right wing.
People must realize that the government cannot run ruff shod over it’s citizens and let our sons and daughters die because of a politician’s inaction and stupidity. I will not let this go.
AND why was he enticed/ordered/invited to Benghazi on September 11 of all days knowing there was no security, knowing he was on a hit list? What was so urgent that he simply had to be there right at that time?
They’re going to say, “The type of country that puts the PREVIOUS administration on trial —that is the THIRD WORLD, and we are NOT the third world, gentlemen.....”
Both sides of the aisle wil say that, and people like McCain et al will chuckle knowingly.
And especially loud from the conservative side will be, “To pursue this is UNDIGNIFIED...!”
Lastly countryclub Republicans will say, “We’re now in charge and these are the people we now have TO WORK WITH...”
On the one hand if gayMuzzie wins, he’ll put all his enemies in jail. On the other hand if he loses then the countryclub Republicans will be tripping alllll over themselves to make question about Bengazi GO AWAY —they want to attend cocktail parties and be in charge of chairmanships and have the media LIKE THEM.
Those SEALS died and the DC Leadership will want make it go away —we’ll get some great books and maybe a movie. And a lot of people including important libs will not want to be associated with gayMuzzie cuz they KNOW what he did.
Good men died while he watched and not only did nothing, HE KEPT OTHERS FROM TRYING TO SAVE THEM!
BIG FAN OF YOURS...!
You’re doing yeoman’s service.
I made it sound like I’m going to be quiet about it, too, but that’s wrong —I’m sitting in a very crowded cafe in a VERY liberal city and I’m wearing a T-shirt that says, “F*CK OBAMA...!”
And I’m wearing that shirt every day until after the election.
And I have another custom made one arriving tomorrow that says, “You left those men to DIE..!” and it has an Obama sihouette on it.
Hey! Rainey! Why was your President using US resources to overthrow the governments in Libya, Egypt and Syria? Look at illinoispaytoplay.com. Your guy is just a grifter. He’s been starting wars to make money off them. That’s Crimes Against Humanity stuff. That’s the mud you threw at Bush, and it turns out it’s the Democrats doing it. Your paper has been endorsing and covering for a dirty little Democrat grifter. That’s what happens when journalists pick sides. Your side takes advantage of you. Welcome to reality! Obama played you like a sucker.
Matt Braken is king in this house!
LA Times has endorsed Obama for President. Again. Their opinion on this subject is hearby rejected.
Actually, I don't think so. That was Bush's mistake, and I don't see Romney repeating it.
Mitt is probably going to be a lot more aggressive, a lot more involved, a lot more critical, caustic, and unforgiving of the sheer incompetence of the previous years than Bush ever was. Quite frankly, for his Presidency to have any chance of succeeding, he will have to be.
Of course, a lot of it will depend on the makeup of Congress after he is sworn in, but make no mistake, there will be a reckoning.
thanks for the link
We won’t let it and I think maybe there should be a national protest after Romney is elected. Maybe Thanksgiving weekend...or thereabouts where we remind Romney that we will not allow him to let a traitor wa free and that we want a full and open investigation into the matter.
National Protest - anyone??
Remember, when OFasto Furiouso loses on Nov 6, he has to be thinking about whether or not he will be indicted for running guns to the drug cartels into Mexico. He has to be thinking of a way to escape severe punishment.
I think he will step down somewhere between Nov 7 and Jan 20 so that Joe Biden can give him, WithHolder and Hildebeast a pardon.
National Protest? If I have to fly out from California on Thanksgiving weekend, too short notice for airfare, which would cost a couple thousand.
How about the day before the Inauguraton? Everyone will be there anyway. Airfare substantially cheaper in January.
That could work. I was thinking of something more along the lines of protests in major cities but maybe both methods could be used.
everyone here says they are serious about having the Traitor prosecuted so that’s a great start. here’s time to work something out.
Maybe the local protests can take place on Black Friday. and the national one in C as you say.
but this idea will need to be spearheaded by someone who is a good organizer and leader. That I am not.
I’m just putting the idea out there and I’m happy to contribute to the effort.
Roger that, Matt, and WILCO!
STAND OBAMA DOWN!
More and more I see Bush, and his appointees such as Rice, as the GREAT DECEIVER.
I hope you’re right. It’s true that one of Bush’s biggest mistakes was his failure to pursue any of Clinton’s misdeeds and mismanagement, which essentially only emboldened the Dems. I know that he thought that because of the controversy over the election, he was defusing tensions, etc. But the Dems just saw it as weakness, and they virtually spat in his face.
I’m sure Romney wouldn’t want to get bogged down in this, but as you say, if he wants to succeed, he’s going to have to restore some semblance of functionality to our government. Obama has gone beyond Clinton, whose incompetence and mischief generally didn’t make it to structural matters, and has destroyed or weakened some of our very governmental structures and concepts. And if Romney wants to restore them, he is probably going to have to act like a serious corporate hatchetman.
Or employ one. Or several. In fact, I would not be surprised if there are already names in place.
Bush... now I liked the guy, but the fact is that he really didn’t seem prepared for winning the first time around. The transition was slow and sloppy. There were far too many holdovers from the Clinton years who were allowed to remain in place and disrupt his policies by means of passive resistance.
Mitt knows all about how that works and if he is anywhere near as smart as I think he is, he already has people hard at work identifying every single political appointment he can make, and is lining up candidates and alternates for each. There will be no holdovers to throw sneaky monkey wrenches into the works.
This is particularly true of the Justice Department and all of the US Attorneys. Of course, the Democrats will scream bloody murder about it — at which time he will calmly point out that Clinton did the exact same thing.
In any event, it must be done. Justice needs a total housecleaning, as does the EPA. He’s probably going to have to spend a full day or more, simply rescinding every single one of the wet-dream EPA regs that the Enviro-nazis have inflicted on the nation, not to mention all of the blatantly unconstitutional executive orders.
It would also be a good idea to have a full exorcism performed on the White House, just to be on the safe side.