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Just a reminder: Congress not done investigating Benghazi
Hot Air ^ | 8:01 am on November 8, 2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 11/08/2012 6:45:19 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Nor should they be.  Four Americans died, at least two of which might have been rescued had prompt action taken place when the attack occurred — and none of them would have been dead had the Obama administration paid attention to the increased warnings from our own staff and our allies around the region.  And let’s not forget the fact that this White House told a fable about a YouTube video for nearly two weeks, when enough data was almost immediately present to seriously undermine that story from the beginning.

Saxby Chambliss isn’t forgettting, not just because an election has passed:

While Republican attacks on Obama over the handling of the assault, which killed four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, became a major part of the campaign in recent weeks, an investigator said on Wednesday the inquiry was never related to the election.

With majority control of the House of Representatives, Obama’s Republican critics will continue to wield broad investigative powers, including the ability to subpoena evidence and testimony from administration officials.

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which held a contentious hearing in early October on the Benghazi attacks, will continue its investigation, a spokesman for the committee said.

The Republican vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss, said his panel would proceed with its review of the Benghazi attacks.

Investigators seek to understand “how terrorists were able to successfully breach our diplomatic facilities, why the administration obscured the role of al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists in its presentations to the American people, and why there appears to be a lack of urgency in finding and holding accountable those responsible for the deaths of four Americans,” Chambliss wrote in an email to Reuters. He also said the investigation was never related to the campaign.

In fact, the Senate investigation couldn’t possibly have had a direct impact on the election.  It won’t even start until November 15th, when the 112th Congress gets back into session for its lame-duck return to Washington.  The House Oversight probe began last month, but that ‘s because it was just a few weeks after the Obama administration got forced into changing its story more than once about the nature of the attack, its knowledge of the security issues at the consulate, and who knew what when during the attack itself.

Speaking of the YouTube video that the Obama administration insisted was the cause of the attack, even to the extent of Obama speaking of it at the United Nations, the producer of the film will spend the next year in prison for “probation violations” that got mysteriously discovered just when the White House needed a scapegoat.  Coincidence?  Hey, why not?

The Cerritos man behind an anti-Muslim film that roiled the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison for violating his probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction by lying about his identity.

U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder immediately sentenced Mark Basseley Youssef after he admitted to four of the eight violations that had been alleged, including obtaining a fraudulent California driver’s license.

None of the violations had to do with the content of “Innocence of Muslims,” a film that depicts Mohammad as a religious fraud, pedophile and a womanizer. The movie sparked violence in Libya and other parts of the Middle East, killing dozens.

Youssef, 55, was arrested in late September, just weeks after he went into hiding when deadly violence erupted in Libya and other parts of the Middle East in response to the movie.

If he violated his probation — and he apparently admits to doing so — then he should go back to prison. But no one would have known about his probation violations had the government not needed to make a high-profile arrest of the man who made the movie for which this administration tried to blame the “spontaneous demonstration” that never existed into an unplanned attack that clearly wasn’t.  While we’re asking questions about the administration’s failure to properly protect our Benghazi consulate, come to its aid while under attack, and then insisting that they had “no evidence” that it was a planned terrorist attack when they had evidence in the first hours of the attack that it was, perhaps we should also ask questions about who ordered the sudden high-profile investigation into Nakoula’s probation status — and why.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghazigate; benghazihearing; libya; navyseals; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi

1 posted on 11/08/2012 6:45:28 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Get real.

Nothing will come of it.


2 posted on 11/08/2012 6:46:44 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

They are working fast and furious.


3 posted on 11/08/2012 6:52:34 PM PST by ari-freedom (Election Day should be after Thanksgiving, not right after Halloween)
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To: Marine_Uncle; TigersEye; onyx; SunkenCiv; RummyChick; Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America; penelopesire; ...

More on Benghazi.


4 posted on 11/08/2012 6:52:34 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Da Coyote

Not only will nothing come of it, but Hilary Clinton, the old cattle thief, will be canonized by the media when she soon “retires” and resumes her role as consort to the former Governor of Arkansas.


5 posted on 11/08/2012 6:53:19 PM PST by allendale
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To: Da Coyote

Bonehead and Cantor will put a stop to it. They will spend their efforts
Working on a deal for the debt ceiling. Grand Bargain this and Grand Bargain that.

Decades of Grand Bargains are why we will soon be Greece.

To hell with you Bonehead.


6 posted on 11/08/2012 6:54:46 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I know Tuesday’s results sucked donkey balls but since the GOP-e candidate wouldn’t say “s**t” if his mouth were full of it and followed that pattern on Benghazi during the campaign, why should we expect any better from Congress? Don’t bet the farm on this one, Ernie...


7 posted on 11/08/2012 6:57:47 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Da Coyote
We will see.....

Interesting thread here and the poster is interesting too....who ever he is:

Benghazi. A view from Turkey (the Iskanderun port & Ali Sait Akin)

8 posted on 11/08/2012 6:59:25 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: T-Bird45

See #8.


9 posted on 11/08/2012 7:01:30 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Big Deal, it’s over, over all over!


10 posted on 11/08/2012 7:03:46 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Congress needs boots on the ground witnesses to testify what surveillance assets (armed or otherwise) were in country and available from other routine missions during the 9 hours the Americans were abandoned. Supplying arms to the enemy, and supplying classified data (wantonly) through the form of trash can be easily ascertained later, or even during this questioning.


11 posted on 11/08/2012 7:04:08 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

BS


12 posted on 11/08/2012 7:06:06 PM PST by pointsal
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To: Da Coyote

Unfortunately, you are right. Four American heroes died on 9/11/12 and no one is going to do anything about it.


13 posted on 11/08/2012 7:07:29 PM PST by Mr Fuji
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yes they are.


14 posted on 11/08/2012 7:08:41 PM PST by null and void (Day 1388 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The horse already left the barn. Why bother closing the gate now?


15 posted on 11/08/2012 7:09:43 PM PST by CASchack
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To: Empireoftheatom48

Yup. The crybaby republicans will call some hearings, talk tough about some subpeonas, blah blah blah. I have never seen such gutless wussies in all my life. And boehner is the biggest joke of all. How could a crying fag like that become Speaker of the House?


16 posted on 11/08/2012 7:09:53 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It’s all about covering up our weaponizing middle-east jihadists.

My big present fear is for ISRAEL. No news, on them all month. The secular Jews went for Obama totally again, blindly with a passion.

Iran is boldly belligerent as they mock our ineptness. Obama will NOT DEFEND ISRAEL from attack nor liberate it from occupation. American Jews gave him that mandate. His loyalties are with the Arabs.

There is no one in the US Federal Government willing, capable or knowledgable to confront, challenge or deny the will of Obama, our dictator in chief. Congress has been ignored, by-passed and rendered meaningless by Obama’s presidential decrees, czars and mandates.

The deception is that we have a mad-man at the helm of our vast national resources who can and will unleash and allow their abuse. Looking for a financial cliff? You best look at this monstrous jihadi who fulfills the liberal progressive dream/curse. MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE


17 posted on 11/08/2012 7:22:37 PM PST by Broker (Another sojourner)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Give it up.. not a single welfare check, obamaphone or box of birth control pills was burned in Benghazi, so this isn`t on anyone`s radar screen.

Time to focus on what the voters want, like Obamacare, taxing the “rich,” EBT cards, welfare, and other freebies.

None of this Benghazi business is feeding a lazy parasite.


18 posted on 11/08/2012 7:24:27 PM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The Republicans in the House have done little going forward into the hundreds of death of American and Mexicans citizens and government agents alike. I expect nothing to come of that deal with that Ben Gazi guy.


19 posted on 11/08/2012 7:25:13 PM PST by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thank you very much, dearest Ernest!


20 posted on 11/08/2012 7:28:37 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It’ll be swept under the rug like Fast and Furious. The best hope is that the families continue to raise hell.


21 posted on 11/08/2012 7:29:07 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Never Underestimate the Power of Evil or Evil Doers)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Bull shit! Benghazi is a dead issue. Fast & Furious is a dead issue. There is no political capital to be made from either so.........................
Down the rabbit hole.
22 posted on 11/08/2012 7:31:14 PM PST by Tupelo (Republican, a national party no more.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
As long as the communists black Muslim King Obama has command nothing will be done. The House is wasting their time even if they discover criminal actions what can they do? Nothing.
23 posted on 11/08/2012 7:33:23 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Da Coyote
As I used to say about Bill Clinton, and have posted on here before, 0bama could shotgun murder a gaggle of praying nuns on the White House lawn, high on tequila and cocaine, in front of every TV camera in America, and nothing would come of it.

That whole "Magna Carta" thing is so 14th Century.

24 posted on 11/08/2012 7:38:33 PM PST by Hardastarboard (Bringing children to America without immigration documents is child abuse. Let's end it.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

OMG! Are those broncobummer-soros people ever SCARED SCARED of IMPEACHMENT/TREASON talk ! hohoho !

(DID YOU EVER SEE SO MANY TROLLS COME TROTTING OUT SO FAST !!!!!!!!!!)


25 posted on 11/08/2012 7:41:27 PM PST by PraiseTheLord
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Ernest. Gosh, I wonder how that will go?


26 posted on 11/08/2012 7:50:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Of course Sen. Saxby Chambliss might find he is a lonely voice in the wilderness at that first closed door Senate hearing. Hope not but I taint expecting the robust questioning of incriminating nature performed by a number of the Repub side during the Issa open hearing to be the case.
Time will tell. Maybe a follow up open hearing session will give us a clue as how the Senate will handle this case.
27 posted on 11/08/2012 7:53:03 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Everything the poster has said so far is interesting:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:katechon/index?tab=comments;brevity=full;options=no-change


28 posted on 11/08/2012 8:22:42 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum...)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What’s the point?
Nothing will happen to Idi Obama


29 posted on 11/08/2012 8:32:53 PM PST by funfan
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Just a reminder: Congress not done investigating Benghazi

I sure hope so. My confidence in Congress is small.

30 posted on 11/08/2012 8:49:05 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Great link — the cynic in me says this info never makes it to an open committee hearing for MSM reporting or the more insistent “what did the President know and when did he know it” kind of reporting. I’ll be watching to see which way it goes...I’m willing to be pleasantly surprised.


31 posted on 11/08/2012 9:02:57 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Fred Nerks; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; onyx
Hey thanks,....Very good stuff....

I think we need to keep working on this stuff.

Cavuto had a Repubilican Rep from PA who is on the Issa committee who verbally expressed himself very stronly about getting some answers out of the Administration.

So I am encouraged that it is not going to die suddebly....however I doubt many expressing doubts on this thread will agree.

32 posted on 11/08/2012 9:28:34 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Da Coyote

Particularly with Boehner’s weak commentary. This man has NO fight.

We send Tea Party, all we see is Boehner?


33 posted on 11/08/2012 9:32:48 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: All; Starman417
Should mention this thread:

After Obama Re-elected Benghazi Investigation Suddenly Picks Up Steam

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Posted on Thu 08 Nov 2012 14:27:19 PST by Starman417

The House Foreign Affairs Committee has scheduled an open hearing for next Thursday on the Libya terror attack and has invited Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify, Fox News has learned.

The committee joins two others planning to hold hearings, albeit closed ones, that day.

34 posted on 11/08/2012 9:33:39 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: "Cavuto had a Repubilican Rep from PA who is on the Issa committee who verbally expressed himself very stronly about getting some answers out of the Administration."

I believe you are referring to Representative Mike Kelly of PA. starting at 03:12:30 time mark of the four hour Issa public hearing.
Mike was one of six who really laid into the idea the administration was at fault for this fiasco, and that people are going to have to be held accountable for the perceived total lack of leadership. He almost went totally ballistic.
The two remaining demorats that where present keep rather silent with no rebuttal toward him.

If for those that still may not have bookmarked and or listened to the public HR hearing and wish to still do so, it can be bookmarked at Congress holds First Hearing on U.S. Consulate Attack in Libya.
35 posted on 11/08/2012 9:50:47 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: All
And this one....have not read it in total as yet:

Frank Gaffney on Benghazigate scandal

36 posted on 11/08/2012 9:54:51 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What possible difference would it make if Congress “investigates”? They’ll talk, they’ll write a report, they’ll spend a lot of money. If they ever came up with anything substantive, President Jarrett will threaten them into silence, so that even though they all know perfectly well that we’re being ruled by a cowardly pro-Muslim homosexual commie who watched with pornographic excitement as our heroes died, they will do nothing.

I hate being cynical. I hate having no hope for this country anymore.


37 posted on 11/08/2012 9:55:03 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It will be interesting to see if the SoS shows up at the HR open session hearing. I believe that will be the same day the Senate will conduct a closed session hearing on the Benghazi fiasco.


38 posted on 11/08/2012 9:55:16 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: Marine_Uncle
The link at #36 does have some worthwhile comments...pinged you to one.

Mostly the sort of unhappiness as being expressed on this thread.

Obama may have a pretty rough time for awhile....and he absolutely deserves it ...BIG TIME.

39 posted on 11/08/2012 10:02:18 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"Obama may have a pretty rough time for awhile....and he absolutely deserves it ...BIG TIME."
I could not agree more. And that is putting it rather mildly.
40 posted on 11/08/2012 10:11:26 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Time for me to hit the rack and perhaps get a good nights rest. Nitey night.


41 posted on 11/08/2012 10:13:06 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: Tupelo
"Benghazi is a dead issue. Fast & Furious is a dead issue. There is no political capital to be made from either so......................... Down the rabbit hole.

I'm sure there will be more. We only learn about the ones that slipped through the cone of silence.
42 posted on 11/08/2012 11:58:07 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: Da Coyote

Who knows - Hillary steps down then spills a barrel of beans ...


43 posted on 11/09/2012 2:17:21 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Thanks Marine uncle

bookmark


44 posted on 11/10/2012 5:32:47 AM PST by milford421 ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke))
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To: milford421
"Thanks Marine uncle. bookmark"
Your quite welcome. If four hours is to long for you. You can always go to the video and start it at given spots.
45 posted on 11/10/2012 12:18:45 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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