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The Scandal Dump is a Smokescreen
The American Thinker ^ | June 9, 2013 | Phillip Cowan

Posted on 06/09/2013 7:46:41 AM PDT by joygrace

For several months, the Benghazi scandal lay dormant, apparently forgiven and forgotten. Then, inexplicably, it reared its ugly head when Congressmen Ron Johnson and Jason Chaffetz smelled Obama's blood in the water.

After feigning affliction with the flu, and then ostensibly tumbling down a carpeted stairwell resulting in an unconfirmed concussion, then-Secretary of State Clinton was finally forced to testify before Congress. Clinton's desperate attempt to put the Benghazi scandal to rest with her now-infamous impassioned declaration -- "What difference, at this point, does it make?" -- only fanned the flames of American outrage at the needless deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens, his aide Sean Smith, and two valiant Navy SEALS, Tyrone Woods and Glen Dougherty.

At this point, the focus of the investigation was confined to the failure of the Obama regime to adequately protect the American consulate in a hostile country and its subsequent attempt to cover up that ignominy. Nobody, except us conspiracy theorists, was asking about the real reason for the coordinated terrorist attack. Hint: it was not a video mocking Islam. Here are the questions that should have been asked, but were not:

Why was American security systematically withdrawn and transferred to incompetent Libyan operatives several month before the attack?

What were the missions of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Dougherty?

Why was the order to "stand down" given to ready and able military rescue forces?

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; libya; nato; navyseals; obama; obamaspeople; scandals; terrorism; threatmatrix; waronterror; wot
From KAZ in the comments section of this article:

“But I do know one thing: the order to "stand down" could ONLY have come from POTUS.

I played golf a few weeks back with a connected Army officer who told me there is a LOT of hushed chatter among senior Army brass about this. It's a KNOWN secret in DC, people in the Pentagon and Congress that ONLY POTUS could give the order to stand down......thus, senior military leaders are both incensed and terrified (scared that those in the know could be sacked--and their precious pensions along with them--if they even think about leaking the goods on Obama).

Discovering who gave the talking points to Susan Rice is a straw man; find out who gave the stand down order.....you'll find your smoking gun and what Obama is so terrified of.”

1 posted on 06/09/2013 7:46:41 AM PDT by joygrace
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To: joygrace
failure of the Obama regime to adequately protect the American consulate

Benghazi didn't have a consulate; diplomatic mission, yes; consulate, no.

2 posted on 06/09/2013 7:49:10 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: joygrace

Exactly. The “who” gave the orders in all these scandals is Obama himself. If it was anyone other than Obama, we would have the names by now. The fact that no one will say leads to the conclusion that it was him. I guess they are all scared to death which is so wrong.


3 posted on 06/09/2013 7:58:35 AM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: joygrace

The Benghazi thing was and is a real threat and impeachable. What we are seeing now is the classic lawyer technique of muddying the waters with scandal after scandal so visibility on everything scandalous is zero. In “normal” times the MS wouldn’t let any admin get away with this, but the MSM is actually helping the admin. Remember ALL of our rulers are, deep down, just 2 bit lawyers...


4 posted on 06/09/2013 8:05:59 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: dandiegirl

Seems pretty simple. If there were stand down orders and he is the ONLY ONE who can give stand down orders then he is guilty!

And anyone who does not do something about this is as much to blame and should suffer the consequences also.

Sure they’re scared. His handlers have long tentacles.
That’s why nothing will be done about anything he does.


5 posted on 06/09/2013 8:06:53 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: dandiegirl

“STAND DOWN, BARACK OBAMA”


6 posted on 06/09/2013 8:09:01 AM PDT by justrepublican (Screaming a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: joygrace

The real scandal and the truth the administration is hiding is the so called “arab spring”.


7 posted on 06/09/2013 8:09:05 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Well, they tried to disappear four murdered Americans but they don't hide so well. There is SO much more to this story.

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


8 posted on 06/09/2013 8:26:38 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: The Toll

Yes, that and the impending immigration legislation wending its way through congress.


9 posted on 06/09/2013 8:26:55 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: joygrace

Think we are allowed to have multiple scandals. We’ve seen it this way before and it was handled.


10 posted on 06/09/2013 8:28:25 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: joygrace

Impeachment is merely fact finding and a recommendation by the House of Representatives. The Senate may then vote to retain or remove the President. It is akin to the procedures some organizations have for removing an employee. That is how people should view impeachment. It’s a process to see whether an employee of the US taxpayers should be removed.
Benghazi is a different story. It’s not just about removing an employee. It is way more serious than that. Benghazi leads to questioning our involvement in the overthrow of the government of Libya. Why did Hillary and Obama use American taxpayer funded personnel, equipment and money to overthrow the government of Libya? Have Hillary and Obama ever shown any previous care and concern for the people of Libya? No. But there are a lot of people interested in Qadaffi’s money and the oil in Libya. Hillary and Obama are standing here with their asses hanging out over Libya. What they’ve done doesn’t just get you fired, it gets you in front of a tribunal. That’s why Benghazi is so dangerous to them. These other issues can get you fired. Benghazi can get them life in prison or hung. The Democrats will do anything to get rid of Benghazi.


11 posted on 06/09/2013 8:30:45 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: John W

” Think we are allowed to have multiple scandals”

Yes we are. The impenetrable fortress walls around this administration are finally starting to crumble. If this was them putting out multiple scandals to muddy the waters it is backfiring bigtime.


12 posted on 06/09/2013 8:37:16 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obma; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: joygrace

And weren’t one (or more) of these “new” scandals leaked or otherwise revealed by the agencies themselves?

Such a release doesn’t equal a “devastating revelation” so much as a scripted and cynical ploy to manipulate the news.

We’re being played here, folks.

Where are the rest of those Benghazi whistleblowers, anyway?


13 posted on 06/09/2013 8:38:21 AM PDT by DNME (Tired of being polite? Bring back the Sons of Liberty!)
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To: joygrace

The scandal dump isn’t so much a smokescreen as a ruse to get people to believe a lie by repeating it over and over again like they did with the “spontaneous” lie.

The Obama adm. repeated “spontaneous” over and over again so people would repeat over and over again the lie that there was no connection to the attack in Libya and the video protest in Egypt.

The truth is the protest in Egypt was planned in order to create the “spontaneous” lie. It was the Obama adm. that planned the attack in Libya and the “spontaneous” lie was a cover story. Those terrorist are so in tune with the news don’t you know, they can pick up on a news story and plan a terrorist attack in just a few minutes, nothing was planned months in advance, it was spontaneous.

The same thing is happening with the NSA phone data scandal.

You now have all of these people out here, republicans and democrats, repeating over and over and over again “it’s necessary to fight terrorism”.

It’s a ruse to make people believe Obama is really trying to fight terrorism when he’s not he’s actually collaborating with the terrorist as shown with Benghazi.

The attempted car bombing in NYC May 1, 2010, and the planned subway bombing in 2009 (the one they are now trying to claim was stopped because of NSA data gathering) are perfect examples of where the Obama adm. orchestrated news stories prior to the attacks.

Thus the need for the “spontaneous” lie that the terrorist are picking up on the news and planning attacks around the news instead of the news being orchestrated for the attacks.


14 posted on 06/09/2013 8:42:11 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: blueunicorn6
So who controls Libya's oil production now? Is it Muslim Brotherhood?

I know Iran's rebels are in Benghazi as well, but your post has really made me think about what is at stake for Obama and Clinton with their cover up. Thanks.

Oil production in Libya drives their entire economy as you know.

15 posted on 06/09/2013 8:44:32 AM PDT by joygrace
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To: joygrace
there is a LOT of hushed chatter among senior Army brass about this.

Among the many disturbing and disgusting things about this - this one is close to the top. Honor and integrity for sale.

16 posted on 06/09/2013 8:44:41 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: DNME

Exactly. When will we hear from more Benghazi whistleblowers? Is Issa getting distracted or is he working with deposing these people first. I wish there was a next step announced or some update.


17 posted on 06/09/2013 8:46:42 AM PDT by joygrace
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To: joygrace
find out who gave the stand down order.

Get the dogs chasing their tails and the tails of so many others that they pass right by the obvious.

18 posted on 06/09/2013 8:48:30 AM PDT by alrea (find out who gave the stand down order.)
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To: joygrace

W had to wake up Pete Hoekstra and a rat woman on the armed services? committee in ‘07 when Israel sacked Syria’s nuke plant.. it’s the law if it looks like the US might have to get involved.

There were probably 20 calls the night of Benghazi asking for cross-border-authority... can the NSA tell us if those phones were ever picked up or just turned off and unplugged.

The call records are there. Let’s hear them.


19 posted on 06/09/2013 8:56:16 AM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

I called my congressman’s office last Thursday (yes, I used my Verizon cellphone). As I enumerated my concerns regarding the Won, the aide interjected, stating that there is NOT just one SSN (Harrison Bounel) with the Won, but SEVEN!


20 posted on 06/09/2013 9:08:23 AM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: joygrace

Watergate involved ZERO deaths but FIFTY people indicted or in prison.


21 posted on 06/09/2013 9:10:00 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: IMR 4350

Yep. I’ve believed all these ‘scandals’ have been ALLOWED to leak.

Shock ‘em.
Deny everything; blame low rankers.
Announce intention to “get to the bottom of this”
Declare it resolved and that it’s “time to move on”

And we sheep become desensitized yet ONE more step further.

These current scandals are WAY beyond reasonable. This IS destroying the whole idea of the “United States of America”.


22 posted on 06/09/2013 9:12:36 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: joygrace

It isn’t so much a smokescreen as it is the greatest country on earth burning to the ground.


23 posted on 06/09/2013 9:13:54 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

From what Iv’e gathered,the”mission”in Benghazi was to made into a permanent”Consulate”.This is what Shrillary wanted.We NEED to know the following:Why were Stevens’repeated requests for additional security turned down;What was he doing in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11(gun-running to Syrian rebels?);Who gave the”Stand Down”orders??It is my belief that ONLY The POTUS has that power!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


24 posted on 06/09/2013 9:17:03 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: blueunicorn6

The very long standing liberal charge against bush was, “no blood for oil..!”. We all heard that screamed a million times. But that is PRECISELY what MoroccoBomber’s overthrow of Libya was all about.

Bengazi is a hypocrisy dagger balanced against the beating heart of progressivism.

That is what they’re so desperate to cover up.

Control of oil is finance for the Muslim Brotherhood.


25 posted on 06/09/2013 9:22:28 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: bandleader

We ALL know the answers to these questions.

And these evil people are allowed to ‘move’ the guilty ones right out of the way via promotions, or reassignments or ‘retirements’ or whatever.. Gone - problem solved.

Hillary should be in prison. But nope. She’ll go away for a while as they put on a roundabout argument show for us. Then in a year or so, she’ll come back a HERO, to SAVE us and stop all the bickering - as though SHE’S the adult come home...

We’re doomed as a people. No one on the right is calling this for what it is. I’m talking elected officials. We have no ‘police-ing’ of our government. None whatsoever.


26 posted on 06/09/2013 9:26:20 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: joethedrummer

This nonsense with the NSA and the claim this latest sweep of phone records was because of the Boston bombing doesn’t pass the smell test.

Had the Obama adm. been caught off guard with the Boston bombing like they claim, they wouldn’t have waited for 10 days to get a warrant for a sweep of the phone records they would have obtained a warrant for the phone records on the same day as the bombing.

This is a “made up” scandal to provide cover for Obama and Hillary collaborating with terrorist.


27 posted on 06/09/2013 9:33:57 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: joygrace
 photo founding-fathers_zps9b4d2931.jpg Until one of these Generals who know the truth muster up the courage of just one of these men, we will never have the evidence to eliminate these tyrants.
28 posted on 06/09/2013 9:39:52 AM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: joethedrummer

These current scandals are WAY beyond reasonable. This IS destroying the whole idea of the “United States of America”.
___________

And the communist goals to bring it down from within ? erode the confidence in government...Destabilization

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3028796/posts?page=30#30

Demoralization
Destabilization
Crisis
Normalization

Sounds like it is in play.


29 posted on 06/09/2013 9:45:20 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: joygrace

I have two fundamental questions that need to be answered and the answers should not be classified.

1. What were the results of Steven’s autopsy? Make whoever performed the autopsy testify in public under oath.

2. What were the names of the 30 or so personnel (some of whom were wounded) who were trapped in Benghazi? Who is preventing them from being known and testifying and why?


30 posted on 06/09/2013 9:52:08 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: joygrace

Suppose it was proven that Obama gave the stand down order?

Since that is clearly one of his Constitutional prerogatives, what do you think Congress would do about it?

Solely from the perspective of (legally and Constitutionally) removing Obama from office, I don’t see that Benghazi can accomplish the job.


31 posted on 06/09/2013 10:05:23 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: central_va

What about Benghazi do you think would work as a basis for impeachment (as opposed to IRS etc)?


32 posted on 06/09/2013 10:07:37 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: joygrace

And I bet we find out that Obama was PARTYING with Jay Z or some other Gansta that night of Benghazi!! Betcha....anyone??


33 posted on 06/09/2013 10:08:26 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Jim Noble
With regard to impeachment they should throw the whole mess at Obama. Any one of these scandals is worthy of impeachment.

And...While they are at it. The House should get those birth records as part of the impeachment process. No need to impeach an impostor. Merely arrest him and try him ( in a military court) for treason.

34 posted on 06/09/2013 10:10:15 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: Whenifhow
Demoralization Destabilization Crisis Normalization

I get very frustrated with organizations like the NRA who fail to understand the above. Yes, they may win a skirmish or two but in the end the political, cultural, and religious war will be LOST unless all conservatives get on board with defeating the above.

35 posted on 06/09/2013 10:13:20 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: Jim Noble
Suppose it was proven that Obama gave the stand down order?

I've also been thinking what if Obama DIDN'T give the stand down order? If he was really AWOL from his duties and responsibilities that night (impeachable in my mind right there) WHO was in charge acting as President and Commander in Chief?

36 posted on 06/09/2013 11:02:53 AM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: Izzy Dunne

Thank you Secretary Clinton.


37 posted on 06/09/2013 11:29:59 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Big Giant Head
If he was really AWOL from his duties and responsibilities that night (impeachable in my mind right there)

I believe Obama can be and should be removed from office for abuse of power, for violating First and Fourth Amendment protections of citizens and for causing them to be violated by officers subordinate to him. I also believe that this is achievable in this very Congress, if the case is prosecuted properly.

To me, "Benghazi" is simply about bad judgement, moral cowardice, and sympathies to Muslims. All of these things were well known about Obama before he was elected - twice - and they will never, never, never in my opinion result in his removal.

I would go so far as to say that if it was proven that Obama was stoned on cocaine, in bed with Reggie Love, and had Susan Rice giving orders to the Pentagon because he was unavailable on the night of 9/11/12 that he would not be removed by this Congress or any other Congress. If there's one thing the Members all understand it's getting their freak on with an invisible person and covering it up.

Therefore, my interest in the Benghazi affair is limited.

38 posted on 06/09/2013 11:41:26 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Big Giant Head

“Suppose it was proven that Obama gave the stand down order.”

Consider this... Valerie Jarrett, never more than a whispered voice from Barry, gave the order. She had to give the order because she had already dismissed Barry back to either play X-Box or watch Sports Center. When it became obvious that Barry and his posse wouldn’t get to do the touchdown dance for the contrived kidnapping, Val sent him packing as he was just in the way. Time to put the already made CIA video in play as the go to back up plan.

These people are completely out of their minds and depth. We are in the best possible hands. Is there no one in DC willing to do the work and the crap jobs? ( Are you feeling me NSA?)


39 posted on 06/09/2013 1:44:46 PM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Artie

I think that Jarrett was in charge. Using Oblahblah only as the figurehead, this was not an attack but an operation that blew up in their faces. I think Jarrett and blahblah were both there, but they fabricated the story about him NOT being there. Gotta keep his fingers clean and all. Better to look incompetent than guilty. Plenty of other scandal fodder to throw out and cloud the water.

IF, however, somehow they managed to actually tell the truth and Oblahblah was NOT in the room, them someone was acting above their authority. I can’t imagine how that can be legal for someone else to act as the CiC unless it was Biden. He’s been pretty tight-lipped about all this as far as I know. But he should NOT have been in charge, as O has this authority unless he’s removed from power.

If it wasn’t Oblahblah or Biden, then we have NO IDEA who is in charge of our country, who has the nuclear codes, etc. and this is an incompetent, out of control situation that requires removal from office. Imagine if this were foreign country attacking the homeland here like 9/11/’01. No president in charge? How long can a president go missing exactly?

just thinking out loud here.


40 posted on 06/09/2013 2:02:17 PM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: Jim Noble

Defacto telling the military to stand down, by not giving orders or giving directions. Getting Americans killed. That is impeachable.


41 posted on 06/09/2013 5:00:35 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va
No President (IMO) is ever going to be removed for exercising his exclusive, constitutional powers badly.

Committing crimes, conspiring to commit crimes with others, suborning perjury, violating the First and Fourth Amendments? THAT is how we get him out.

42 posted on 06/09/2013 6:13:54 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: MestaMachine
There is SO much more to this story.

yep, clintoons want an endorsement for 2016.

43 posted on 06/10/2013 6:54:36 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: joygrace

Those who wish to bring down Obama ahould get Snowden on the case. With the right backing, he can ferret out the truth about Obama, Clinton, Casey, Hamm, etc. by dissecting their phone calls during the Benghazi incident.

Who would like to be the highest bidder on Snowden’s brain?

I’m guessing the Chinese.


44 posted on 06/10/2013 11:38:31 AM PDT by miserare
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