Skip to comments.A look at why the Benghazi issue keeps coming back
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:
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
The WH reaction to the terrorist attack, along with the ridiculus cover-up is sufficient to remove this clown from office, IMO.
I always preferred multiple choice exams? Lots of options.
Ya never know, ya might get the right answer..
boy have things changed.
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?
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.
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“The controversy also helps Republicans raise money and fire up their conservative base heading into next year’s congressional elections.”
Don’t think so...
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
There are three scandals here...
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.
0bama refused to act!
This Yahoo/AP report looks like an Obama/Hillary/Carney/Rhodes talking point whitewash to me.
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.
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.
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...
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.
And - that's another whole issue - WHY hasn't Congress insisted on questioning these people?
“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...
Okay. Must admit to not being quite myself today. You are right.
“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?
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
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.....:(
No big deal. Regards.
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.
All we need to focus on is a 4 letter acronym: FEST.
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?"
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.
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.
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?
And worse yet we don’t know if the drone that relayed live video feeds was armed or not!
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.
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”.
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?
One could consider the actions by the Russians as counteractive to what we have done.
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?
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...
This reads like an unbiased report of what happened.
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?
Wow,if that happened,its almost unthinkable!
Maybe this answers a few questions from a seals account.It’s the cross borders thing again only pouts can give that order.
“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 countrys borders.”
Mind blowing stuff above.Excerpted from the link above.
Where was USS “John C. Stennis” position and WHY was Admiral Gaoette removed from his command like General Carter Ham???
The chain of command ends at the WH. Buy popcorn futures.. and hops. :-)
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