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GAFFNEY: Obama's perfect storm - Libya cover-up threatens re-election
Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2012 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

Posted on 11/01/2012 4:54:07 PM PDT by neverdem

Barack Obama faces not one but two perfect storms. He actually may be grateful for the meteorological one if it predictably helps obscure the political one at least for the next week.

Hurricane Sandy is, of course, a disaster no one would welcome. Untold numbers of Americans are having their lives endangered, or at least severely disrupted, and the potential economic harm is unimaginable at this point.

The president could nonetheless see a silver lining in this horrific “weather event.” For one thing, he gets to posture as the leader of the nation in a terrible time of testing, the one to dole out federal emergency assistance and the great consoler around whom we instinctively rally in such circumstances.

Perhaps more importantly for Team Obama, many voters are going to have many other things on their minds for the next few, critical days instead of thinking about the evidence that their commander in chief was seriously derelict regarding the murderous attack in Benghazi, Libya. The president’s re-election bid cannot afford in the closing days of a putatively very close election to have his fraudulent claim to successful stewardship of the national security portfolio become as exposed as his dismal economic record.

It remains to be seen, however, if Frankenstorm Sandy will do more than simply defer the day of reckoning for Mr. Obama. Whether it occurs on Nov. 6 or afterward, the rising popular revulsion at what happened in Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, and the Obama administration’s dissembling, deflections and outright lies in the weeks that followed should blow this presidency away...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; libya; obama; shadowwars; threatmatrix

1 posted on 11/01/2012 4:54:08 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem
The screw-up and screw-over at the Benghazi Mission should be enough to send several officials in the Zero Administration to prison. This is not a video game. Real people died while the folks in DC did absolutely nothing.
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Everlasting shame!!!!

2 posted on 11/01/2012 5:02:11 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: neverdem

Am thinking Former President Nixon just received his wings from God.


3 posted on 11/01/2012 5:03:53 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: neverdem

Having distracted voters from northern Virginia to New York does not hurt Romney; it hurts Obama. Those are his voters.

Those in Ohio are not inconvenienced no matter what the media tells you about the storm affecting us in Ohio. It is simply a fall rainstorm, nothing more. (I’m in Ohio.)

Ohio matters, as does Virginia, Colorado, and Florida.

Win those, and Romney wins the election.

And since northern Virginia is where Obama gets his Virginia votes, I’d say that the poll that shows Romney leading in Virginia is not going to be proven wrong.

In sum, run Benghazi fast and furious in these states and New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.


4 posted on 11/01/2012 5:04:24 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: neverdem

Has any word yet been heard from any of the 25-30 other Americans who were at the Benghazi consulate or the safe house? Probably lots of information to be offered if we could ever hear from them.


5 posted on 11/01/2012 5:16:27 PM PDT by Will88
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To: neverdem

“What was important enough to prompt our top diplomat in Libya to make such a dangerous foray? It seems the ambassador felt compelled to meet with the Turkish consul general that evening for the purpose of damage-limitation following the compromise of the secret weapons pipeline Mr. Stevens was then running to Syria. By some accounts, the Russians, Iranians and others had discovered that he was covertly providing automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenades and even shoulder-fired, man-portable anti-aircraft missiles to “the opposition” there, including known jihadists associated with the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda.

“..The revelation that Mr. Obama was presiding over an operation involving gunrunning to our enemies — including weapons virtually certain to be turned against us, later if not sooner — could have been fatal to his re-election bid. Consider that a serious U.S. military response to the violence in Benghazi would provide ample evidence of the fatuousness and mendacity of the administration’s Arab Spring and “lead-from-behind” in Libya narratives...”

I have a question. I think a good one.
What if it wasn’t Al Queefa? What if it was Syria or Iran?


6 posted on 11/01/2012 5:18:41 PM PDT by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: Will88
Has any word yet been heard from any of the 25-30 other Americans who were at the Benghazi consulate or the safe house? Probably lots of information to be offered if we could ever hear from them.

Logic says they are going to be getting "debriefed" until after the polls close on November 6.

7 posted on 11/01/2012 5:21:58 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: enduserindy

Quick link to the CBS story he quotes. Let’s hear the media tell us its a non-story again.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57544026/sources-key-task-force-not-convened-during-benghazi-consulate-attack/?tag=socsh


8 posted on 11/01/2012 5:24:24 PM PDT by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Ooops wrong thread.


9 posted on 11/01/2012 5:25:04 PM PDT by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: ChildOfThe60s; Will88

Were the others Americans or Libyans.

I believe they were all Libyans. The Seals returned to rescue three. The others were not mentioned as needing to be rescued


10 posted on 11/01/2012 5:31:33 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: ChildOfThe60s

And were there any women among the survivors? Where are they? Is that why they were spirited away? How would it look if it came out that no aid was offered when the mission’s staff included females. We should be demanding to hear their story.


11 posted on 11/01/2012 5:49:02 PM PDT by Traction
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To: bert
I have read that there were 25-30 total Americans there, but the information on what happened is so sketchy we probably can't be confident of very many details at this point.

And here is something on the subject:

When terrorists surrounded the consulate at approximately 8:00 p.m. Benghazi time with 150 men and “technicals” — pickup trucks with heavy machine guns, bearing the logo of Ansar al-Shariah — Stevens and Smith were part of a larger American delegation numbering somewhere between 7-24.

It Wasn’t Just Four Americans Abandoned in Benghazi

And it's still puzzling that little or nothing is being said about this on talk radio or Fox, or most conservative media.

12 posted on 11/01/2012 5:52:02 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

So, perhaps there was fog of war.

One wonders when fog actually becomes obfuscation


13 posted on 11/01/2012 5:59:15 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bert

We won’t know for a time due to the important event next Tuesday. But I’d also think that any US Consulate would have staff assigned, and some of them would have been present unless Stevens mission was more or less off the record, as some have theorized (running arms to Syrian rebels).


14 posted on 11/01/2012 6:07:37 PM PDT by Will88
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To: enduserindy
What if it wasn’t Al Queefa? What if it was Syria or Iran?

Obama’s Benghazi Fail Ain’t Going Away

That author had thought about Iran. His mind seems to have changed. We can't post him.

15 posted on 11/01/2012 6:41:13 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: enduserindy

This new committee was designed to solve some previous problem of interagency bureaucratic failure. It probably cost a ton of money and was hailed at its inception as a cure-all. We know better.


16 posted on 11/01/2012 7:19:17 PM PDT by Sicvee (Sicvee)
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To: Sicvee

I understand the old media’s silence on Libya. I don’t understand the silence of the Republican 527’s.


17 posted on 11/01/2012 7:42:29 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: El Gato; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Robert A. Cook, PE; lepton; LadyDoc; jb6; tiamat; PGalt; Dianna; ...
Benghazigate scandal time!

Benghazi cover-up much worse than 'third-rate burglary'

AC-13OU Gunship Was On-Scene in Benghazi, Ogama Admin Refused to Let It Fire (updated)

Sources: Key task force not convened during Benghazi consulate attack

Benghazi - October Surprise (Interview with Clare Lopez)

This is one of those times I ping everyone on my lists. Obama skated on Fast and Furious thanks to the lame stream media burying or ignoring the story.

Get the word out about Benghazigate. Comment# 12 of my thread links, "It Wasn’t Just Four Americans Abandoned in Benghazi."

18 posted on 11/01/2012 8:40:28 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

Did you see this? Is “Before It’s News” useful or bogus?

http://beforeitsnews.com/obama/2012/11/treason-after-treason-from-the-obama-syndicate-congress-still-refuses-to-go-against-the-traitor-in-chief-2445364.html

Treason After Treason From The Obama Syndicate & Congress Still Refuses To Go Against The Traitor-In-Chief.
Thursday, November 1, 2012 8:22

From: S
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 3:25 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Fwd: Bullsh*t!!

Yep! Treason after treason from the Obama syndicate and Congress still refuses to go against the Traitor-in-Chief.

There are already filed treason complaints against Obama which have been “accepted as meritorious” by the court. All it takes is one Grand Jury to begin the process. Thus far, still no one has been or is forthcoming. See: http://thejaghunter.wordpress.com/

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Dave
Date: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 7:56 PM
Subject: Bullsh*t!!
To:

From one who wishes to be anonymous:

This should piss off every American who loves this Country and as a Marine, I can only tell you that ANY Commander of troops would act the same way and NEVER abandon Heroes to die without doing EVERYTHING possible to pull them out of the sh*t! Heads NEED to roll at the Whitehouse, Dept. of State, the CIA and the Pentagon…time for good Flag officers to stand up and if necessary, resign! Passed to us by a GREAT SgtMaj of Marines (Ret) from Washington State…Remember Nov 6, 2012!

A friend of mine’s nephew was on the Aircraft Carrier Stennis. His son emailed him what really happened. This is how he told the story, and while being part of the message traffic system at one time I think the information that was given to me was real.
The ship received a Authenticated Flash Message asking for help, when Admiral Gaovette started the ball rolling to launch help when another Authenticated Flash Message from the President came in telling them to Stand Down. (There is a special routing code used by only the president of the United States). He then continued to set in motion the help mission when he was relieved A day later the whole communication center who handled Authenticated Secret/Top Secret Message Traffic was removed and spread around the fleet. We all berth in the same area of the ship and It was apparent to us there was a spy on this ship that had contact outside the fleet telling someone what was taking place. We had time to check outgoing message traffic before getting and it was done buy some other means. Either e-mails or Sattelite Phone.

/alternative/2012/10/obama-fires-top-admiral-as-coup-plot-fears-grows-2487368.html?fb_action_ids=4870709884242


19 posted on 11/01/2012 9:03:54 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

Ooh! Commie snitches in the Fleet. Shades of the old USSR!


20 posted on 11/01/2012 9:41:30 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: little jeremiah

Thanks for the post & link.


21 posted on 11/01/2012 10:06:27 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: Will88; neverdem
And it's still puzzling that little or nothing is being said about this on talk radio or Fox, or most conservative media.

My take is that Zero received an ultimatum from the Russians that their proxies were going to shut down the gunrunning operation by force and he'd better not lift a finger to stop it. Zero caved. He either fell for the bluff or we came that close to WWIII.

22 posted on 11/01/2012 10:08:25 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us choices: convert or kill, submit or die.)
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To: SatinDoll; neverdem

I tried reading everything about Benghazi for weeks and now have given up. There’s too much to read.

I still try to sort of keep up. I wish someone would write summaries!


23 posted on 11/01/2012 11:01:19 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Will88

I’ve wondered about them too.


24 posted on 11/01/2012 11:08:53 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: maggief; Travis McGee

Maggief and Travis - did you see the above? What do you think?


25 posted on 11/01/2012 11:17:01 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: neverdem

Imagine if thirty four American personnel had been killed in this now admitted terrorist attack, and Obama’s cover-up/response had been the same... would America’s mounting outrage been greater... sooner?

If the two former Navy Seals had not disobeyed their reported orders to stand down... that would likely have been the outcome. Or perhaps all would be hostages in a Tehran-like incident.

There is plenty more to this very rotten smelling story than we have heard so far... obviously. And, with the misleadership of Obama, it is all likely to happen again and again. Vote for Romney, and we can hopefully lift the cover-up and get to the bottom of this fetid mess.


26 posted on 11/01/2012 11:18:34 PM PDT by Richard Axtell (Take that... Statist Slime!)
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To: neverdem

Here is another Benghazi article - haven’t seen it posted on FR.

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/11/01/troubling_surveillance_before_benghazi_attack?page=0,0


27 posted on 11/02/2012 1:46:01 AM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: neverdem

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57544026/sources-key-task-force-not-convened-during-benghazi-consulate-attack/?pageNum=2&tag=page

wow!


28 posted on 11/02/2012 6:10:43 AM PDT by bitt (The buck rolls downhill.)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


29 posted on 11/02/2012 8:23:00 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: xzins

I agree with you. Sandy hurts -bama big time, by distracting the Dem voters and unplugging them from the “energy” of -bama. His “playing president” for a couple days does not fool anyone else, and hurts his base’s excitement. Everyone knows that he is ONLY using Sandy to play politics.

I believe strongly that the analysis two weeks from now will be that -bama and the rest of the Dem ticket really was hammered by Sandy, especially in the storm area.

Meanwhile, Moochelle is giving speeches at two black colleges today. -bama drew a crowd numbering 2800 where 15,000 were expected today.

And Romney is going to WI, and into PA where he and his supporters have dumped 10M$ for this last week.

Right now we’re looking not only to win, but to run up the score.


30 posted on 11/02/2012 9:48:24 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: AFPhys

Ah - another thing: I believe it was Portman who yesterday on FNC stated:
“In OH, the GOP has 20 times as many volunteers going door to door this year than in 2008”.

I wonder how this compares with Zero?


31 posted on 11/02/2012 9:51:29 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: neverdem; All
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Benghazigate scandal time!

Benghazi cover-up much worse than 'third-rate burglary'

AC-13OU Gunship Was On-Scene in Benghazi,

Ogama Admin Refused to Let It Fire (updated)

Sources: Key task force not convened during Benghazi consulate attack


Benghazi - October Surprise (Interview with Clare Lopez)

stunning..absolutely stunning!...

32 posted on 11/02/2012 10:15:34 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth. - RWR 8-)
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To: neverdem

Good read, thanks.


33 posted on 11/02/2012 1:23:46 PM PDT by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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