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Is Benghazi Becoming a Watergate, or Iran-Contra, or Both?
National Review ^ | 5-6-2013 | Victor Davis Hanson - Commentary

Posted on 05/06/2013 8:07:08 PM PDT by smoothsailing

Edited on 05/07/2013 6:47:33 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

Is Benghazi Becoming a Watergate, or Iran-Contra, or Both?

Benghazi cannot be dismissed with “long ago” or “what difference does it make” exasperation, given it may have the cover-up and civil-liberties aspects of Watergate and the weapon-transfers and foreign-policy implications of Iran-Contra.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; vdh
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1 posted on 05/06/2013 8:07:08 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

More like Irangate simply because Clinton is involved.


2 posted on 05/06/2013 8:10:13 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: smoothsailing

Screw the labels, let’s get down to facts.


3 posted on 05/06/2013 8:11:08 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: smoothsailing

Not if a major MSM outlet doesn’t make it a big deal.


4 posted on 05/06/2013 8:11:16 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's EconomTheiics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: smoothsailing
obama halo photo: obama halo 100314-o-photo-nyt.jpg

None of the above. Obama's adoring media will not allow anything to dim his halo.

5 posted on 05/06/2013 8:11:30 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: smoothsailing

Not if a major MSM outlet doesn’t make it a big deal.


6 posted on 05/06/2013 8:11:40 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: smoothsailing

This is about the coldest assessment of what really happened that I have seen so far.

He only talks about it in political terms.

There were Americans murdered, too Mr. Hanson.


7 posted on 05/06/2013 8:14:18 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Hey Rush, you forgot to tell us when to panic.)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
THIS is in a class all its own. This is treason. This is premeditated murder by officials at the Very highest levels of government. To compare it to anything we have seen before is to diminish its significance.

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8 posted on 05/06/2013 8:15:49 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: smoothsailing

This was coldblooded murder of high ranking diplomats, spooks, and Navy SEALS. Way beyond Watergate or Iran Contra in my opinion.


9 posted on 05/06/2013 8:16:37 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: smoothsailing
With this sycophantic media? More like Mark Rubio’s water bottle-gate.
10 posted on 05/06/2013 8:18:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: smoothsailing

How many Americans were killed at the Watergate?

How many Americans were killed as a result of the Iran-Contra deals?

How many Americans were killed in Benghazi?


11 posted on 05/06/2013 8:18:25 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: smoothsailing

No one was murdered at Watergate. Nor were they raped with a bayonet.

American citizens were not left to die at watergate while the POTUS went to bed early and hung out the do not disturb sign.

This is nothing at all like watergate.


12 posted on 05/06/2013 8:19:23 PM PDT by wrench
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13 posted on 05/06/2013 8:19:45 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: smoothsailing
4. What exactly were we doing in Benghazi, with both a consulate and a CIA compound, and what if any were the connections between the late ambassador, Libyan weapons, Syria, arming rebels, Turkey, etc.? And who exactly were the terrorists working for, or what exactly were they trying to achieve?

Maybe we should ask Putin if they were working for him. What happened in Benghazi would be a very clear message to Obama, Hillary, et al.

Gun running to Syria.. that's something that Putin would want to end by any means necessary.

In that case the deaths at Benghazi and the deaths of the USS Scorpion crew could be more alike that any silly comparison to Watergate.. I remember Watergate.

The media hated the president.. here the media loves the president. The media was in a frenzy to be rid of Nixon.. some evenings the TV network news was nothing but Watergate, literally.

And if it turns out that the Russians were behind the Benghazi attacks the whole matter will be put aside.

14 posted on 05/06/2013 8:22:08 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: smoothsailing

Is Benghazi Becoming a Watergate, or Iran-Contra, or Both?
***It is none of the above. This time around, the MSM owns the discourse and they will greet any development with a yawn. It’s a test of how much power they have; they have more than most conservatives & freepers realize.


15 posted on 05/06/2013 8:24:47 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: MestaMachine

“4. What exactly were we doing in Benghazi, with both a consulate and a CIA compound, and

what if any were the connections between the late ambassador, Libyan weapons, Syria, arming rebels, Turkey, etc.?

And who exactly were the terrorists working for, or what exactly were they trying to achieve?

The subsequent resignations of the secretaries of state and defense, and the director of the CIA will make reconstruction of events much more difficult.”

Rarely see those questions in print!


16 posted on 05/06/2013 8:25:07 PM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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17 posted on 05/06/2013 8:32:06 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Snickering Hound
None of the above. Obama's adoring media will not allow anything to dim his halo.

Correct. Absolutely nothing will come of this. There will be hearings and blah blah blah. Does anything honestly believe the House will truly want to seek the truth?

If necessary, a Wag the Dog event will happen. Maybe in 30 years we will know the truth.

18 posted on 05/06/2013 8:40:21 PM PDT by sand88
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To: smoothsailing

Bigger!

The lamestream is complicit.

Our Founders’ would be HORRIFIED!


19 posted on 05/06/2013 8:41:01 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: smoothsailing

in neither of those did Americans die due to deliberate incompetence / negligence / intent.

how the seals died is worse. they were set up by allowing them to think they had assets in the area... exposing their position... and being hit when the asset didn’t do its job

I’d call it treason for allowing American personnel to deliberately take actions without required support.

but for now, I’ll just call it murder


20 posted on 05/06/2013 8:41:25 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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