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A look at why the Benghazi issue keeps coming back
Yahoo! News ^ | 5/18/13 | Connie Cass - Associated Press

Posted on 05/18/2013 2:55:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The night of smoke, chaos, gunfire and grenades that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, is well-documented. Eight months later, it is the decisions made back in Washington that remain murky and in perpetual dispute.

Why was a diplomatic outpost left so poorly protected? Should the Pentagon have rushed jets or special forces to the rescue when the assault began? Did President Barack Obama's administration obscure the true nature of the terrorist attack to help him get re-elected?

Congressional Republicans are poking for evidence of incompetence and cover-up in the ashes of the Sept. 11 anniversary attack. Obama dismisses their probes as a politically driven "sideshow."

The release this past week of 100 pages of government emails and notes is the latest fodder, as numerous Benghazi investigations continue.

A look at the issue:

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WHY NOW?

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziattack; benghazicoverup; benghazisecutiry; comingback; derelictionofduty; fest; hillary; issue; kenyanbornmuzzie; libya; look; navyseals; obama; obamaspeople; terrorism; threatmatrix; waronterror; wot
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1 posted on 05/18/2013 2:55:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

The WH reaction to the terrorist attack, along with the ridiculus cover-up is sufficient to remove this clown from office, IMO.


2 posted on 05/18/2013 2:58:23 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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I always preferred multiple choice exams? Lots of options.

Ya never know, ya might get the right answer..
boy have things changed.


3 posted on 05/18/2013 2:58:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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your guess is as good as mine.. what was it all about?

smuggling weapons ,, staging a kidnapping gone bad ,, who knows? more than a few, it appears,, but will they come forward.. and even if they do, who will be able to protect them or will they become more bodycount.. seems like that is the preferred route for libs in the WH.. like I said who knows? da shadow knows.. and the mole .. is there a mole?


4 posted on 05/18/2013 3:01:26 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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They're dead, Jim. What difference does it make?


5 posted on 05/18/2013 3:03:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
The night of smoke, chaos, gunfire and grenades that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, is well-documented.

Actually, it's not "well-documented" by any means.

We don't know very much about it at all. We certainly don't know why hundreds of highly-trained US forces, equipped with billions of dollars worth of the most sophisticated equipment in the world, prepositioned in Italy and elsewhere for just such a purpose as to mount a rescue operation to save American personnel in danger in the Mediterranean, were not given the green light to do their jobs.

We don't know where the President of the United States was during the hours in which the attack was taking place. We don't know who gave the two separate "stand down" orders that prevented precision bombing of targets that were illuminated at great personal risk by a United States soldier on the scene... who was later killed for his trouble.

We don't know why the survivors were prevented from telling their stories to Congress.

So, as far as I'm concerned, the very first sentence of this story contains a bald-faced lie. Whatever follows isn't journalism, its Journ0lism, i.e. propaganda.

6 posted on 05/18/2013 3:03:39 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Here's another reason The Benghazi Massacre isn't going away anytime soon...

7 posted on 05/18/2013 3:04:02 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Well, looky who's coming awake.

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


Benghazi Index

8 posted on 05/18/2013 3:05:01 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: NormsRevenge
WHAT WAS GOING ON AT THE CIA ANNEX? It is like the media KNOWS that question will start the chain of events that will bring down Obama, and they just can't ask the question.
9 posted on 05/18/2013 3:07:45 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: NormsRevenge

“The controversy also helps Republicans raise money and fire up their conservative base heading into next year’s congressional elections.”
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Don’t think so...


10 posted on 05/18/2013 3:07:48 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: NormsRevenge
Only the POTUS had the authority to act!

0bama was notified immediately and automatically when the Benghazi consulate triggered the "Imminent Danger Notification System" alert. He did nothing.

Judge Jeanine Investigates Benghazi Gate Part 4 - 10/20/2012 video 6:53
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (U.S. Army ret.), former CIA Station Chief Gary Berntsen and former CIA operative Mike Baker

They confirm everything Col. Hunt said about automatic notifications to the WH and add more details.

Howie Carr interview with Col. Hunt On The Newest Libyan Revelations audio 28:37

There are three scandals here...

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Denial of prior requests for security were a dereliction of duty.

The lies and misdirection about the "video" after the attack were fraud and malfeasance under the color of authority.

The inaction during the attack was something more than that.

The failure to act during the attack is the direct equivalent of desertion IMO.

ONE man had the authority to act that night.

EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say

0bama refused to act!

11 posted on 05/18/2013 3:14:22 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: NormsRevenge

This Yahoo/AP report looks like an Obama/Hillary/Carney/Rhodes talking point whitewash to me.


12 posted on 05/18/2013 3:14:46 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Steely Tom
So, as far as I'm concerned, the very first sentence of this story contains a bald-faced lie. Whatever follows isn't journalism, its Journ0lism, i.e. propaganda.

Unfortunately I read past the first lie.

And what follows the first lie are more lies, with each lie targeted to protect Obama's nefarious actions and inactions.

13 posted on 05/18/2013 3:20:34 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: NormsRevenge


14 posted on 05/18/2013 3:21:08 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: MestaMachine
Well, looky who's coming awake. Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.

Who do you think is "coming awake"? Read the article. It's crafted with lies to misdirect and coverup, while at the same time trying to look concerned and inquisitive.

15 posted on 05/18/2013 3:22:55 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Steely Tom
...don't know why hundreds of highly-trained US forces, equipped with billions of dollars worth of the most sophisticated equipment in the world, prepositioned in Italy and elsewhere for just such a purpose as to mount a rescue operation to save American personnel in danger in the Mediterranean, were not given the green light to do their jobs.

We don't know who gave the two separate "stand down" orders that prevented precision bombing of targets that were illuminated at great personal risk by a United States soldier on the scene... who was later killed for his trouble.

We don't know why the survivors were prevented from telling their stories to Congress.

We don't know why the people attacking the Embassy took so long to take it... They had the manpower - there was NO PROTEST - a protest was an early lie - they were just armed insurgents... We don't know why the FBI was denied permission to do an on site investigation... until long after any evidence would have been destroyed. CNN was there before the FBI.

Good list Steely Tom...

16 posted on 05/18/2013 3:25:17 PM PDT by GOPJ (It’s Gotten So Bad for Obama Fox News Changed Its Slogan to ‘See, I Told You So!’- Leno)
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To: NormsRevenge


17 posted on 05/18/2013 3:26:50 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: elpadre
The WH reaction to the terrorist attack, along with the ridiculus cover-up is sufficient to remove this clown from office, IMO.

And if there were 218 House members and 67 Senators like you, we would not be in this mess.

But, given the cards we must play, "Benghazi" isn't going anywhere. Focus on the IRS and the AP - there are crimes there, and proven crimes will get him out.

18 posted on 05/18/2013 3:31:47 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Steely Tom
We don't know why the survivors were prevented from telling their stories to Congress.

And - that's another whole issue - WHY hasn't Congress insisted on questioning these people?

19 posted on 05/18/2013 3:33:14 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: potlatch

“And - that’s another whole issue - WHY hasn’t Congress insisted on questioning these people? “

You’re not serious, are you?

If Congress questioned them, they would find out things they would rather not know, and then they might have to do something, and if they DID something somebody might get mad, and if somebody got mad they might have to get a real job, and if they had to get a real job the bribes would stop, and if the bribes stopped the Georgetown townhouse would go away, and if the townhouse went away the girlfriend who was put up there would leave, and if SHE left they’d be stuck with their wives, and...


20 posted on 05/18/2013 3:39:37 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: FreeReign

Okay. Must admit to not being quite myself today. You are right.


21 posted on 05/18/2013 3:44:26 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: Bryan24

“WHAT WAS GOING ON AT THE CIA ANNEX? It is like the media KNOWS that question will start the chain of events that will bring down Obama, and they just can’t ask the question.”

Why do you think that?


22 posted on 05/18/2013 3:45:21 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: GOPJ; MestaMachine

Maybe because it was a CIA post and they didn’t want the FBI to know what they were up to !

The “missing” survivors if CIA don’t want to blow their cover and their careers by coming forward

Still doesn’t mean what we were doing there was legal. Think IranContra


23 posted on 05/18/2013 3:47:04 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Jim Noble

Whew, your first sentence made my heart jump, lol.

Guess I still have some ‘hope’ that some of them want to expose the truth. I’m praying so, anyway.....:(


24 posted on 05/18/2013 3:47:35 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: MestaMachine

No big deal. Regards.


25 posted on 05/18/2013 3:48:47 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: NormsRevenge

26 posted on 05/18/2013 4:07:46 PM PDT by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Jim Noble

Because there was a reason Chris Stevens went to Benghazi, which was extremely dangerous as has been made public.

What was the meeting with te Turkish Diplomat about?

What was the CIA annex for?

NONE of those questions are being asked by the media. When the media doesn’t ask questions, it is for 2 reasons:

1. They don’t think it is relevant. Absurd on this issue.

2. They already know the answer and won’t like the results of asking the question.


27 posted on 05/18/2013 4:11:42 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: NormsRevenge

All we need to focus on is a 4 letter acronym: FEST.


29 posted on 05/18/2013 4:36:09 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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To: NormsRevenge

30 posted on 05/18/2013 4:47:33 PM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: Steely Tom
We don't know why the survivors were prevented from telling their stories to Congress.

I'm gonna be a little pi$$y here. What survivors? Have YOU seen them? I haven't. The administration and MSM say there are survivors, but I don't much believe ANYTHING they say anymore. So again I ask, "What survivors?"

31 posted on 05/18/2013 4:50:26 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: NormsRevenge

Connie Cass, you bootlicking slut, sit down and shut up. You are dishonoring the patriots who died that night by trying to make a political football out of it in order to protect the lying sonofabitching treacherous bastard boy you worship and adore. YOU, Connie Cass, are the face of the fifth column enemy in America, and there are too damned many of your treacherous ilk.


32 posted on 05/18/2013 4:56:54 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: rfp1234

That is the crux,, ehh. resources available , fueled, and ready on 1 minutes notice or less. dereliction, abuse of power, no matter what you call it,, ambassador kennedy won;t be taking any more 3am calls, or placing them.


33 posted on 05/18/2013 4:57:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: elpadre
The WH reaction to the terrorist attack, along with the ridiculus cover-up is sufficient to remove this clown from office, IMO.

I agree. But even the buffoons on talk am (Meds comes to mind) last week say that Obama is no where close to the scandal of Nixon!!!!!!!!!!! That station, and that particular supporter of turning 20+ million illegal aliens into newly documented RATS is not allow on my house anymore.
34 posted on 05/18/2013 4:57:44 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: hoosiermama
Let me guess - we were supplying weapons, technology... and cash payoffs... in exchange for ... wait for it ... NOTHING.

I think the reason these types of actions are 'classified' is the American people would be screaming from the rooftops what a colossal waste of money these boondoggles were..."QUIT WASTING OUR MOENY"...

Arab Spring? Was there really anyone who thought that would work? It was stupid. The people over there knew if the masses got the right to vote they'd vote in the Muslim Brotherhood or worse. How come our guys didn't know that? It shuure ain't rocket science. And having troops play social worker - building schools? Is that nuts?

We had ONE example that worked - Japan after World War II. That should have been the model. Not upper class English romantic travels to the heathens to bring civilization... expecting love and gratitude. Hillary was surprised the "heathers" weren't grateful for us 'freeing' them. Yikes that's patronizing. And stupid. Almost as bad as Biden taking credit for keeping black college graduates out of chains. What color is the sky in their unicorn world?

35 posted on 05/18/2013 5:04:41 PM PDT by GOPJ (It's Gotten So Bad for Obama Fox News Changed Its Slogan to "See. I Told You So!"- Leno)
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To: NormsRevenge; MestaMachine; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; onyx; SunkenCiv; ...
Earlier article ( May 8 ) by the AP:

GOP ready to push Benghazi case into 2014, beyond ( Good!)

36 posted on 05/18/2013 5:25:47 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Steely Tom

And worse yet we don’t know if the drone that relayed live video feeds was armed or not!


37 posted on 05/18/2013 5:41:56 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: All

http://nation.foxnews.com/benghazi/2013/04/12/obama-intel-director-pentagon-drones-were-libya-benghazi-attack

If you take a close look at the drone featured in the photo it does not look unarmed to me.

Trouble is I don;t know how to prove an unarmed or armed drone at Benghazi one way or the other maybe some of the rest of you do.


38 posted on 05/18/2013 5:48:09 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Eaker

Did anyone hear the snarky comment Obama made to the press corps. when the marines walked towards him with an umbrella? He said .........”YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN”.


39 posted on 05/18/2013 5:55:26 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: rodguy911

The image at your link is an AP (Surprise!) file photo. It may not even be an image of the same TYPE of drone talked about in the article.

Let’s face it. Aside from the three witnesses at the hearing last week, ALL our information has come from the administration and/or the MSM. Not a wholebunchalotta credibility there, eh?


40 posted on 05/18/2013 6:36:15 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: GOPJ

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3020526/posts

One could consider the actions by the Russians as counteractive to what we have done.


41 posted on 05/18/2013 6:37:32 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Roccus
Gotcha, thanks. My question remains if the drone at Benghazi was not armed why not? And I'm not buying the crap excuse by the regime that we didn't want to upset the new regime in Libya. That doesn't cut it when we have brave men in harms way.

Someone knows if the drone was armed or not. Perhaps,the people who ran it, who drove it,I wonder if they were asked. I know Hannity had one on his radio show one day. To me this is a key question that needs to be asked.

Why would Woods and Doherty light up a lazer target(which was traced back to them and they were killed by the terrorists) if they weren't pretty sure the drone was armed?

42 posted on 05/18/2013 6:59:35 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: post 34.
The rage in some quarters of the demoratic party most be literally seething inside at this point.
43 posted on 05/18/2013 7:02:26 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: rodguy911

I think this is what’s being covered up- our own drone killed
our 2 guys on the roof. Among other things being covered up of course...


44 posted on 05/18/2013 9:58:01 PM PDT by flowergirl
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To: NormsRevenge

This reads like an unbiased report of what happened.


45 posted on 05/18/2013 10:08:19 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: elpadre
The WH reaction to the terrorist attack, along with the ridiculus cover-up is sufficient to remove this clown from office, IMO

Your opinion is totally accurate. You are absolutely correct.

What we need is to move to the ACTION stage of wielding the "sword of justice" and INDICTING those responsible for their dereliction of duty which allowed FOUR GOOD AMERICANS to DIE.

The question is: "Do we have any ACTION HEROES in Wash D.C.?"... or are we getting just another Kabuki theater performance?

46 posted on 05/18/2013 10:22:12 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: flowergirl

Wow,if that happened,its almost unthinkable!


47 posted on 05/19/2013 3:12:01 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: flowergirl; All

Maybe this answers a few questions from a seals account.It’s the cross borders thing again only pouts can give that order.

http://www.westernjournalism.com/benghazi-whistle-blower-americans-were-deliberately-left-there-to-die/

“Two of my SEAL brothers (Doherty and Woods) were in Benghazi, working with the CIA on an intelligence mission to locate shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles that were stolen by Al Qaeda when Libya fell. They heard several shots being fired near the consulate. It was recorded that Ty radioed to inform his superiors and tell them what he was hearing and requested permission to assist at the consulate. However, they were told to “stand down!” An hour later, they called again to report the gunfire and requested to assist and were again told to “stand down!” WHY? And by whom? Only the President can give the order to military units to cross a country’s borders.”

Mind blowing stuff above.Excerpted from the link above.


48 posted on 05/19/2013 3:21:05 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: elpadre; NormsRevenge

Where was USS “John C. Stennis” position and WHY was Admiral Gaoette removed from his command like General Carter Ham???


49 posted on 05/19/2013 12:12:20 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: danamco

The chain of command ends at the WH. Buy popcorn futures.. and hops. :-)


50 posted on 05/19/2013 12:55:40 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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