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No Accountability For Americans Murdered In Benghazi
IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 28, 2012

Posted on 12/26/2012 4:10:34 PM PST by raptor22

Accountability: As with Fast and Furious, the designated scapegoats for the deaths of Americans at the hands of administration bungling will merely be switching desks. Only the maker of that irrelevant video is in jail.

Reports of the resignation of four State Department officials after the Accountability Review Board's (ARB) review of State Department actions before during and after the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, may have been greatly exaggerated.

Eric Boswell, the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, has not resigned from the department, as a State Department spokeswoman indicated Dec. 19. Boswell is instead just "switching desks," according to a report in the New York Post.

Deputy Assistant Secretaries Charlene Lamb and Raymond Maxwell, and a third who has not been identified, were placed on administrative leave after the release of the report. However, according to the Post, they are expected to return.

They were found to have shown "performance inadequacies" but not "willful misconduct."

In other words, they were merely incompetent and didn't mean for Ambassador Chris Stephens and three other Americans to get murdered by Ansar al-Sharia, a terrorist group with al-Qaida links.

Last week, spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton "has accepted Eric Boswell's decision to resign as assistant secretary for diplomatic security, effective immediately."

It turns out Boswell gave up only his presidential appointment as assistant secretary, but not his job.

He has simply moved to another desk at the State Department and is still collecting his paycheck.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 20120911; arb; benghazi; benghazigate; consulate; coverup; fakery; fastandfurious; ibd; ibdbenghazi; libya; statedepartment; waronterror

1 posted on 12/26/2012 4:10:40 PM PST by raptor22
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To: raptor22
...because it leads right to ODUNGO
2 posted on 12/26/2012 4:15:18 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle
When I heard this report on my way into work today, it made me really sad. No one responsible for the murders of four patriots will be held accountable. Not in Libya or in DC. How far our country has fallen.
3 posted on 12/26/2012 4:19:58 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Doogle

There are still major questions to be answered.

1). Where was Obama?
2). Who gave the order to stand down?
3). We’re there resources available to assist had they been authorized?
4). Unbelievable Romney did not make this a campaign issue.


4 posted on 12/26/2012 4:24:33 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: raptor22

As always with liberals, no one is ever held responsible because they had good intentions, no matter how incompetent they are.


5 posted on 12/26/2012 4:30:03 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The one thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that crminals will always get them.)
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6 posted on 12/26/2012 4:30:16 PM PST by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

Just another chapter in MSM malfeasance.
Contrast with Abu Ghraib.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2934225/posts


7 posted on 12/26/2012 4:38:08 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: raptor22; pookie18
HILLARY CONCUSSION
8 posted on 12/26/2012 4:38:18 PM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: raptor22
" "performance inadequacies" but not "willful misconduct." "

We can add a new term for Obama-speak.

*Performance Inadequacies = Treason

Here are other linguistic contortions:

*Man made disasters = Islamic mass murder attack

*Overseas contingency operations = War on Terror

*Extremists = normal Americans

*War on Women = Campaign tactic

*Kinetic Military Operations = bombing Libya

*Mistake = baby

*Hope and Change = economic collapse and disgrace abroad

*Recovery = going form 8.6 to 8.2 unemployment

*Flexibility = selling out American interests to Russian mafia

*Shaking hands with a shorter man = bowing to Saudi King


*The rich = anyone making $100,000 or more

*Investments = government spending, corporate cronyism to get campaign kick backs

*Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act = massive federal entitlement that will double cost of premiums in order to drive everyone into crappy government health care cooperatives, granting Democrats control over every aspect of our lives

9 posted on 12/26/2012 4:39:50 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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10 posted on 12/26/2012 4:45:01 PM PST by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: Travis McGee

This buck doesn’t stop anywhere apparently...


11 posted on 12/26/2012 4:47:23 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: raptor22
Man who can smile in face of adversity has obviously found some to pin the blame on.
12 posted on 12/26/2012 4:48:30 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
We need to overload the phones and faxes of every single congress critter every day from sunup to sundown without let up starting yesterday.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


13 posted on 12/26/2012 5:06:35 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
We need to overload the phones and faxes of every single congress critter every day from sunup to sundown without let up starting yesterday.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


14 posted on 12/26/2012 5:07:34 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Stayingawayfromthedarkside; Still Thinking; StopGlobalWhining; Straight Vermonter; Tampa Caver; ...

15 posted on 12/26/2012 5:08:30 PM PST by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

The Law of Effect shows us that if incompetence is not corrected, then more incompetence will follow. If you cannot be fired from your job because your incompetence resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including a United States Ambassador who represented all of us, then what does it take to get fired? 50 dead Americans? 500? 2 million? What if it had been a relative of the Clintons? Would somebody have been fired then? What happens if a member of our aristocrat class dies because of incompetence? Are there different standards?


16 posted on 12/26/2012 5:19:37 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: FrankR

That’s a powerful graphic! May I ask what would be required to get permission to post it to my Facebook page?

Regards,

Ben


17 posted on 12/26/2012 5:22:06 PM PST by Ben Hecks (Behghazi: Four bumps in the road for Obama)
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To: raptor22


18 posted on 12/26/2012 5:22:39 PM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: raptor22

Four Americans are dead because a few employees’ performance was just ‘inadequate’? Has Hillary come out of her bunker yet? Has her fear of even going outside over what she knows about Benghazi subsided yet?


19 posted on 12/26/2012 5:23:44 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Ben Hecks

Sure Ben, it’s ok with me so long as you leave my signature on the bottom right in place. Glad you like it.


20 posted on 12/26/2012 5:36:14 PM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: raptor22

Sorry, but here WE are today, continuing to ‘preach to the choir’.

Since this happened Sept 11 and the Libs retained the pResident, bettered themselves in the Senate and House, apparently the 51%+- that ‘voted’ for them don’t really care about the Ambassador and the other fine Americans.

The heads were near the chopping block Nov 6 and no action was taken,

As stated, Romney didn’t use it, RNC didn’t use it so since the election went the way it did NO ONE REALLY CARES.

Present company excluded but WE are among the 49%+-.

Of course you will find the same old D’s and Libs who while pretending to be outraged over events like this, Fast and Furious, the murder of unborn children, the raping of the Constitution, our rights slowly being taken away and the shame of it is if the election were to be held tomorrow, the results would not only be the same, more than likely ‘we’ would end up losing the House.

We all have our own reasons for doing things but those that felt it better to sit home and chastise the ones that held their nose and voted for Romney are not much ‘better’ than those that voted for BO, they did just as much to help reelect them.

Just because a truck hits you in the crosswalk and kills you may make you ‘legally correct’, you are just as dead as if you were illegally crossing the street.


21 posted on 12/26/2012 5:37:45 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: FrankR

Many thanks! I will not make any changes to your graphic.


22 posted on 12/26/2012 5:44:09 PM PST by Ben Hecks (Behghazi: Four bumps in the road for Obama)
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To: raptor22

Nothing will ever come of these ‘investigations’. You could have video of Obama firing a rocket at the embassy and it still wouldn’t convict him. Congress is a cesspool of self serving power hungry blowhards. Couple that with a culpable liberal MSM and an uneducated naïve population and we are given the sad state of affairs that we are in.


23 posted on 12/26/2012 5:46:34 PM PST by doc
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To: raptor22

Accountability from Obama and his administration? Accountability went out the window the day the nation allowed this illegal POTUS to take office.


24 posted on 12/26/2012 6:04:37 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: raptor22; All

OUTSTANDING thread!

TREASON - in real-time, pre-meditated, continuous, ongoing...


25 posted on 12/26/2012 6:15:38 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The Obama regime engages in Hillary’s very successful method of “Strategic Cohesion”. All government employees simply must follow orders. They police themselves thoroughly and destroy any deviants. They all follow bad scripts as does the media . A rogue government capable of unimaginable evil.

Sadly, most Americans take pleasure in their uninformed ignorance/stupidity. The rest us just vent disbelief.


26 posted on 12/26/2012 6:51:13 PM PST by Broker (Be vigilant!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The Obama regime engages in Hillary’s very successful method of “Strategic Cohesion”. All government employees simply must follow orders. They police themselves thoroughly and destroy any deviants. They all follow bad scripts as does the media . A rogue government capable of unimaginable evil.

Sadly, most Americans take pleasure in their uninformed ignorance/stupidity. The rest us just vent disbelief.


27 posted on 12/26/2012 6:51:13 PM PST by Broker (Be vigilant!)
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To: Doogle
...because it leads right to ODUNGO

I agree, Benghazi was 100% Barky's show, and he hung our guys out to dry, deliberately. He let those bastards kill our guys. We had assets in the area who could have relieved them, and Obama deliberately reneged.

Something very, very scummy is stinking up that whole story, and I just don't know what it is -- but I know who is responsible.

Which appetizes me to know, too, how was it that Seal Team Six got killed so soon after the Abbottabad raid? If we look, will we find Obama hung them out to dry too, deliberately and with premeditation sent them to their deaths the way King David did his hard-pressed captain, Uriah the Hittite?

Did Obama twice conspire with Islamist extremists to murder bands of American servicemen and contractors because our guys had "done good"?

28 posted on 12/27/2012 2:16:29 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Blood of Tyrants

...”As always with liberals, no one is ever held responsible because they had good intentions, no matter how incompetent they are”...

But, God help the physician who happens not to heal 100% of the time. This is the result of being controlled and ruled by lawyers and left-wing judges..They decide who is held accountable and our government is filled with them..If I were God, no modern day lawyer would ever darken the doors of government because that is a place where common sense should prevail.


29 posted on 12/27/2012 2:35:03 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Marines on station in Barbados, none in Benghazi,...this excuse that THEY would not allow Marines to be stationed there is BS.....Odungo HAD TO AGREE!....no Marines no embassy!


30 posted on 12/27/2012 3:41:03 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: raptor22

The American press doesn’t know how to do investigative work any more ... well, unless some democrat calls them with links, names to people to interview and the ‘correct’ slant to take.

Here’s a flash New York Times - you’re lack of ability is what’s killing newspapers.

Benghazi is a shame they’ll wear for years.


31 posted on 12/27/2012 1:12:23 PM PST by GOPJ (It's not possible to be a Progressive and not be a hypocrite. Freeper TigersEye.)
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