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Is Benghazi Obama's Watergate?
The American Thinker ^ | 5/10/13 | Lauri B Regan

Posted on 05/10/2013 4:47:37 AM PDT by Lakeshark

While political pundits and media analysts who live in an alternative universe (also known as the left-wing) scream conspiracy theory from the rooftops, we are witnessing an historic event playing out in the form of the Benghazi hearings. Reminiscent of Hillary Clinton's infamous accusations of a "vast right-wing conspiracy" when the House impeached her husband, everyone from Al Sharpton to Debbie Wasserman Schultz is demonizing the House Oversight Committee for staging a "witch hunt" in order to understand what happened the night that four American citizens were murdered by al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists in Libya. But despite Obama and Clinton's combined political savvy (coupled with a complicit and disinterested mainstream media), a Shakespearean tragedy that will make Watergate look like child's play may very well be unfolding.
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But it is never too late for the truth. And one of the insights we learned on Wednesday from Gregory Hicks, former deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, was that despite vociferous and repeated claims to the contrary, the only "non-event" in Libya was the staging of riots over a YouTube video.
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It is bad enough that Obama trotted out his good little foot soldiers Carney and Rice to look the American people in the eye and lie. It is disgusting that the Secretary of State looked the victims' family members in the eye knowing full well she was not telling the truth while ensuring that an innocent individual would be sent to prison as the administration's scapegoat. But the President of the United States who was entrusted with protecting the American people blatantly lied to the them as well.

How do these people sleep at night?

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It's true, this incident should be the end for them. Unfortunately, the MSM will circle the wagons and protect their darlings. Let's remember what really happened: These people blatantly lied to cover for their incompetence in the killing of Americans overseas, and the president had to have ordered a "stand down", then quietly went to Vegas to fund raise over their dead bodies. The press continues to cover their sorry rear ends.

I know, we're not likely to win with the media against us, but not trying to expose these people for what they have done and who they are would be a cowardly act.

1 posted on 05/10/2013 4:47:37 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark

Nobody died at the Watergate.


2 posted on 05/10/2013 4:48:55 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

“Nobody died at the Watergate”.

You beat me by a few seconds!!


3 posted on 05/10/2013 4:49:50 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Lakeshark

Just shows the sick state of American society today that a President willfully allowed American citizens to be murdered and he won’t be brought to justice for it. What can you do in a world where evil is right and right is evil.


4 posted on 05/10/2013 4:50:28 AM PDT by eak3
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To: Lakeshark

Will this be Obama’s Watergate? Short answer. No. At best it might rise to the level of the Iran Conta affair. There’s no stomach in this country for impeaching him. The best that might be hoped is that it ruins Hillary’s chances in 2016.


5 posted on 05/10/2013 4:51:02 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: momtothree
You beat me by a few seconds!!

{{{HUGS}}}

6 posted on 05/10/2013 4:51:42 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Lakeshark

We are in the later stages of tyranny.


7 posted on 05/10/2013 4:52:59 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: Lakeshark

We the people must win. If these, less than human, monsters get away with this coverup then our world collectively known as the United States of America is over, done, finished. As is any hope of truth and trust.


8 posted on 05/10/2013 4:53:36 AM PDT by free from tyranny
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To: no-to-illegals
Watergate: Not even close to how bad this scandal is.

The Ambassador informed them of how unsafe it was, they ignored it, then they watched as the Islamists killed those people and did nothing. Actually they did do somehting, they ordered those who could save them to stand down.

To top it off, they made up a story about the video, just made it up.

Then the press covered for them: The worst, most offensive person in all of this is Candy Crowley. She should be driven from her journalistic place of malpractice.

9 posted on 05/10/2013 4:53:36 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Lakeshark

Nope. It will vanish down the memory hole. We can’t hold Obama or his administration responsible for categorically failed economic or foreign policy, no matter how many Americans are murdered by peaceful Moslems. That would be Racist.


10 posted on 05/10/2013 4:53:54 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: Lakeshark
How do these people sleep at night?

They're liberals... they have no consciences.

11 posted on 05/10/2013 4:54:21 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Lakeshark

The media WAS NOT COMPLICIT in Watergate.


12 posted on 05/10/2013 4:54:23 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Lakeshark

Unfortunately I think Bernie Goldberg is right on this one. 90% of the American people are more interested in Jodi Arias.

I do blame the media for taking a basic local media story and turning it into a national sensation like they do with so many others.


13 posted on 05/10/2013 4:54:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: free from tyranny

BUMP to your post: “If these, less than human, monsters get away with this coverup then our world collectively known as the United States of America is over, done, finished. As is any hope of truth and trust.”


14 posted on 05/10/2013 4:55:01 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Lakeshark
Amen ... Love is in this House and this Forum. Too bad the liberals / progressives do not understand Love.
15 posted on 05/10/2013 4:55:48 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: cripplecreek
Bernie has it half right.

He's forgetting that those 90% are being spoon fed and deprived of the right to know what happened because the MSM so far hasn't covered this.

Pat Caddell had it fully right: The media have become traitors and are destroying America.

16 posted on 05/10/2013 4:58:23 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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Together We Will Make A Stand ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=gzM_lxnzi64


17 posted on 05/10/2013 4:58:30 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: eak3

80 American citizens were murdered (Burned Alive) under Hills admin! What difference does 4 more make?


18 posted on 05/10/2013 5:00:31 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up" Jeremiah 50:32)
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To: Lakeshark

There are more gates that this regime tries to close with each causing Watergate to pale. Nixon was not a good president by any measurement, nor was a host of others, but this lying phony takes the cake!

He is, undoubtedly, the worst disaster to ever be foisted on Americans.


19 posted on 05/10/2013 5:00:37 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: RS_Rider

Bread and circuses....


20 posted on 05/10/2013 5:01:31 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: IbJensen
"He is, undoubtedly, the worst disaster to ever be foisted on Americans."

Perfectly stated.

21 posted on 05/10/2013 5:02:56 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: IbJensen
He is, undoubtedly, the worst disaster to ever be foisted on Americans.

Actually he's running a close second to Wooodrow Wilson. So far Obama hasn't been able to push through any disastrous constitutional amendments like the 16th and 17th.
22 posted on 05/10/2013 5:04:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: All
QUESTION: What is the stupidest comment you ever heard from your government?

Granted, there are a buncha lulu's from this admin.

ANSWER: Jay Carney suggesting that----even though Hillary "signed off" on Benghai security----that does not mean she actually "knew" about it.

Above and beyond stupidity.

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BOSTON/BENGHAZI BOTH GET OBOMBA "TREATMENT"
Islamic jihadist motivation that drove the Boston/Benghazi killers is a non-starter in the WH. Wondering why?

Not photoshopped-actual pic.

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The Obomba crowd like to “shape a narrative” to cover their *****.... much like their dumb attempt to blame Benghazi on an Internet video. Now it looks like the Obombas are attempting to convince us that the Tsarnaev’s "acted alone"......(waiting w/ bated breath for Susan Rice on the Sunday talk circuit---cackle)

The Obombas would have us believe that Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev thought it all up by themselves while collecting and cashing a blitz of government checks, buying pressure cookers and fireworks----that the bros are “self-radicalized terrorists"....

Remember that three friends of jihadist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were arrested for helping to coverup the jihad bombings (amazing that "innocent" youngsters knew to grab vaseline, knowing it was a bomb component). The arrests followed assurances from numerous govt officials that the Tsarnaev brothers "acted alone".......

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Course, I don't want to seem unreasonable....could be the WH's CYA-ing is simply the result of Obomba hanging upside down too long on his Teeter Hang-up---he thinks it's a sex toy (came w/ knee-pads).

ROTFL.

23 posted on 05/10/2013 5:05:40 AM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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To: rawcatslyentist

I have not forgotten.

Someday, they will receive justice.


24 posted on 05/10/2013 5:06:38 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Lakeshark

             



             

25 posted on 05/10/2013 5:07:54 AM PDT by tomkat ( yo! > tyrannis delenda est !)
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To: cripplecreek; IbJensen

I have a slight disagreement: In spite of his inability (so far) to push through disastrous amendments, he’s the #1 destroyer to ever hold the presidency. Wison was really bad, but he’s already a distant second......


26 posted on 05/10/2013 5:10:55 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Lakeshark
It's true, this incident should be the end for them. Unfortunately, the MSM will circle the wagons and protect their darlings.

That's the fundamental difference. With Nixon, the MSM hated him and only needed an incident to focus on, and they went into 24/7 attack mode.

With Obama, the MSM is engaged in active protection mode. They will not cover Bengazi in any way which would bring down Obama. Also, Obama will not resign in order to protect his party, and the Dems will not go for impeachment, regardless of charges or evidence.

27 posted on 05/10/2013 5:10:57 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Tax-chick

Going on recent history you would seem to be right, but I’m not yet convinced it will disappear down the memory hole this time. As I type Drudge has a red link to an ABC story about the talking points being changed 12 times, scrubbing all terror references. I’m not counting on it, but there are signs at least some media sharks smell blood in the water.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/exclusive-benghazi-talking-points-underwent-12-revisions-scrubbed-of-terror-references/


28 posted on 05/10/2013 5:12:02 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: Lakeshark

The main thing is to keep bringing this issue up. I’ll bet a very large percentage of not quite insane Dems are looking with horror at Clinton and Obama’s outright incompetence. That doesn’t mean they’ll won’t help the two scoundrels, but hopefully many average Dems will see the light and at least keep Hillary out of the White House in 2016.


29 posted on 05/10/2013 5:12:41 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Lakeshark
Pat Caddell had it fully right: The media have become traitors and are destroying America.

Yeah that!

30 posted on 05/10/2013 5:13:29 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: PapaBear3625
With Obama, the MSM is engaged in active protection mode. They will not cover Bengazi in any way which would bring down Obama. Also, Obama will not resign in order to protect his party, and the Dems will not go for impeachment, regardless of charges or evidence.

My heart tells me what you said should be wrong, but I fear you've nailed it. I still think it would be cowardice not to continue to try to expose this bunch. We have to go for it in spite of the reality you just described.

31 posted on 05/10/2013 5:14:41 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: .45 Long Colt

I hope you’re right and I’m wrong!


32 posted on 05/10/2013 5:14:59 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: Lakeshark
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33 posted on 05/10/2013 5:18:18 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: Lakeshark

During Watergate the media obsessed over getting Nixon to fall. There was no internet or smartphone, so it was TV, radio and newspapers. They got their way.

They will not do it for a democrat. They will go only so far and then retreat, so as to not have their worshipped idol fall.


34 posted on 05/10/2013 5:19:49 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Lakeshark

They’ll get away with it.
After all,
“Everybody lies” (Especially this bunch.)
“Nobody cares” (MSM conceals the facts.)
“What difference does it make” (Socialism is to be preserved at ALL COSTS)


35 posted on 05/10/2013 5:20:18 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The British are coming--to TAKE OUR GUNS"--Paul Revere)
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To: Lakeshark

It has dropped off the news cycle. Abandoned puppies and sex slaves are leading now.


36 posted on 05/10/2013 5:21:22 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: driftless2
The main thing is to keep bringing this issue up. I’ll bet a very large percentage of not quite insane Dems are looking with horror at Clinton and Obama’s outright incompetence.

Not enough.

Yet....

We have smart phones, social media, email lists, like you said: Keep bringing it up. He screwed up, they died, then he lied, and he's still lying.

37 posted on 05/10/2013 5:23:12 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Lakeshark

I have decided to be the annoying person on Facebook that seems to harp on one thing. Whenever I find an interesting article on Benghazi, I share it. Also repeating “ At least with Watergate NOBODY DIED!” With every post. Hit the low info voters where they live.


38 posted on 05/10/2013 5:24:20 AM PDT by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: Tax-chick

I hope so too, but I’m not betting on it. It’s almost as if a supernatural force protects this clown while a large segment of our society seem to be under a supernatural delusion.


39 posted on 05/10/2013 5:27:10 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: Lakeshark

Yes, the MSM will do us in. If they don’t report it, it didn’t happen.


40 posted on 05/10/2013 5:31:38 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: no-to-illegals

“Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say 'what should be the reward of such sacrifices?'

 

Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, supplicate the friendship and plough, and sow, and reap,

to glut the avarice of the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth?

 

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace.

We ask not your counsels or arms.

 

Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.

May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!”

 
 

 

 

Samuel Adams quotes (American patriot and Politician of the American Revolution. 1722-1803)


41 posted on 05/10/2013 5:43:01 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie
A Great Reminder! A Reminder our Liberal / Progressive Friend Forgot. Thank You!

We Together, as Americans, Shall Paint A Picture That Cannot Be Ignored as We Bow Our Heads to Pray.

42 posted on 05/10/2013 5:48:10 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Lakeshark

Nothing could matter less to The Purple Lipped One or his voters. If someone could produce video of Ol’ Purple Lips showing him watching the ambassador die and commenting that he really enjoyed the part where they sodomized the ambassador with a shovel handle, still NOTHING would come from this! This happened on the other side of the world and involved a handful of white guys that in their opinion needed to die anyway. WE are the only ones that care and WE are now the voting minority. I can’t see some welfare queen with 9 kids and 6 different baby-daddies changing her mind and refusing to take the pack of Newport menthols and get on the bus to the polling place because some honky she ain’t never heard of was killed by some brothers that are down wit’ da struggle! WE are screwed. WE now work for them.


43 posted on 05/10/2013 5:48:49 AM PDT by 762X51
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Dearest Liberal / Progressive Friend, you Forgot.


44 posted on 05/10/2013 5:49:28 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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Into Your Loving Arms I Fall Lord ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZp6pmgbZyU


45 posted on 05/10/2013 5:51:42 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Lakeshark

Obama has failed miserably as has Clinton. If their supporters think think they wouldn’t do this to them; think again. Neither should be POTUS.


46 posted on 05/10/2013 6:05:35 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

BUMP to your post: “Obama has failed miserably as has Clinton”. Slight disagreement: He’s actually outdone Clinton in the area of misery.


47 posted on 05/10/2013 6:12:06 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Lakeshark

One thing to keep in mind here is the CIA is getting hosed.

They don’t take that lightly.

Panetta is/was a Clintonista.

People often pay a price when they mess with the CIA.


48 posted on 05/10/2013 6:17:09 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Lakeshark

If this was a ‘Pubbie administration, there would be a large numbers of resignations and indictments. Maybe a suicide or two.

But this is a Democrat regime. Nobody will take the heat. There will be no resignations or indictments. Investigations will peter out with no results.

And when Hillary! runs for President in 2016, there won’t be any ‘Pubbies with the guts to paint her with the blood of the contractors who fought to save the Ambassador and the other personnel.


49 posted on 05/10/2013 6:18:59 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Lakeshark
But what about the gun running to Syria? Isn't that why Ambassador Stevens met with the Turkish official? If there was gun running and it looks like there might have been, were any of those guns used to massacre the 5,000 Christians massacred by the Syrian rebels?

Gun running to those Syrian rebels might explain why Pres. Obama would not help that consulate in Benghazi. Obama wanted Ambassador Stevens lips sealed when the attack on the consulate started.

Geraldo Rivera is discussing it now on Fox News.

50 posted on 05/10/2013 6:19:48 AM PDT by Stepan12
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