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Down the Times’ Benghazi Rabbit Hole
National Review ^ | Saturday, January 4, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy

Posted on 01/04/2014 3:37:47 PM PST by kristinn

What was the commander-in-chief of the United States armed forces doing through the night of September 11, 2012, while he knew Americans were under jihadist siege in Libya? You won’t learn the answer to that question by reading the mini-book-length, six-“chapter” revisionist history of the Benghazi massacre cooked up by David D. Kirkpatrick and the New York Times.

The Times report is a labor of love in the service of President Obama and, in particular, the Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign ramp-up. Former secretary of state Clinton, of course, was a key architect of Obama’s Libya policy. She was also chiefly responsible for the protection of American personnel in that country, including our murdered ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens, and the three other Americans killed by Muslim terrorists — State Department technician Sean Smith and a pair of former Navy SEALs, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. Still, the Times is banking on your not noticing that in its laborious 7,500 words, Kirkpatrick’s account utters the word “Clinton” exactly . . . wait for it . . . zero times.

The word “Obama” comes in for a mere six mentions, four of which are impersonal references to the current administration. The other two are telling, though fleeting.

One is a rehearsal of the president’s vow to exact “justice” against anyone found responsible for this “terrible act” of killing four Americans, including the formal representative of our nation. As it happens, the only person on the planet to have felt the lash of Obama’s justice is Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the California-based “producer” who filmed the infamous “anti-Mohammed” movie trailer, Innocence of Muslims. In a despicable violation of constitutional free-speech principles, and a bow to sharia blasphemy rules that forbid criticism of Islam, Obama and Clinton publicly portrayed Nakoula and his “film” as the Benghazi...

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: andymccarthy; benghazi; benghazicoverup; davidkirkpatrick; enemedia; hillary2016; libya; memebuilding; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; nytbenghazi; obama; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills

1 posted on 01/04/2014 3:37:47 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

This is nothing more than “BenSmithing”

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=BenSmithing


2 posted on 01/04/2014 3:42:27 PM PST by Jayster
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To: Jayster

It amazes me that the republicans don’t know.the answer to that question.
If they only demanded the answer Obama and the drive bys would be exposed.


3 posted on 01/04/2014 3:51:09 PM PST by Dansong
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To: Jayster

Sheesh. Is the Times still claiming that it was the video?


4 posted on 01/04/2014 3:51:16 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: Jayster

I would say that it’s nothing more than BSing.

FWIW the author looks like he could be related to pajama boy.


5 posted on 01/04/2014 3:52:48 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: kristinn

bttt

Pulitzer prize Carville hurl bttt


6 posted on 01/04/2014 4:05:06 PM PST by txhurl
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To: dhs12345

Yes, the NYT is indeed still making the assertion that the video was the primary and basic cause for the assault on the Benghazi compound and the cruel brazen murder of four Americans.

Obama knew, and did not wish to take responsibility. The Times is in the business of handing off this hot potato, even today, well into the second year since this atrocity began. And for what?

To protect the name of Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless, that’s why.

What difference, at this time, does it make? For one thing, whether Herself can still make a plausible bid for the nomination for the office of Supreme Imperator of the territory once known as “the United States of America”.


7 posted on 01/04/2014 4:06:31 PM PST by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: CMailBag

yes he does look like a relative of the pj dude...

and I read he posed naked for ‘playgirl’ during his college days at Princeton. one needs to be desperate to check that out!!...he is as goofy as the other jerk working for Obama, maybe I should say working for Hillary...


8 posted on 01/04/2014 4:08:22 PM PST by haircutter
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To: haircutter

They will get away with it. A Senate investigation will get no where-too ‘political.’ An overwhelming 2014 election result would do it. What are we waiting for?


9 posted on 01/04/2014 4:30:55 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: MestaMachine

Benghazi Ping.


10 posted on 01/04/2014 4:38:56 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: alloysteel
Damn.

I think that they are still smarting from the “you can keep your plan, period” promise. Darn good chance that they were cheering when Obama lied to the American people.

11 posted on 01/04/2014 4:41:33 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: kristinn
Some unanswered questions about Benghazi...

Who started the 'Youtube video' story?

Why did 0bama et al lie about the 'video?'

Why didn't 0bama send a rescue mission?

What was 0bama doing for eight hours while the consulate was under attack?

Did 0bama go to the WH situation room?

12 posted on 01/04/2014 4:50:50 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: kristinn

Why did Hillary and Obama use American taxpayer funded facilities, personnel, equipment and funds to overthrow the government of Libya?


13 posted on 01/04/2014 5:00:21 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: kristinn

Isn’t the NYT, the “paper of record”, mostly read by the upper west side set, as the New Yorker is? Who believes this tripe?


14 posted on 01/04/2014 5:00:25 PM PST by jaz.357 (Contrary To Ordinary)
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To: dhs12345

That is the WH official story and the NYT is sticking to it.


15 posted on 01/04/2014 5:20:10 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: alloysteel
Yes, the NYT is indeed still making the assertion that the video was the primary and basic cause for the assault on the Benghazi compound and the cruel brazen murder of four Americans.

Obama knew, and did not wish to take responsibility. The Times is in the business of handing off this hot potato, even today, well into the second year since this atrocity began. And for what?

To protect the name of Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless, that’s why.

What difference, at this time, does it make? For one thing, whether Herself can still make a plausible bid for the nomination for the office of Supreme Imperator of the territory once known as “the United States of America”.

Excellent reply, and dead on. I would mention, however, that the "territory" actually IS called "the United States of America”. As opposed to the country of similar name that has been put into storage, that is.

16 posted on 01/04/2014 5:23:50 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: blueunicorn6
Why did Hillary and Obama use American taxpayer funded facilities, personnel, equipment and funds to overthrow the government of Libya?

Because Libya did not have a Central Bank authorized by the global banking system under Gaddafi. So Hillary took him out for the banksters - and bragged about it.

Wall Street’s Secret “Economic Endgame”: Making the World Safe for Banksters, Syria in the Cross-hairs

17 posted on 01/04/2014 5:31:52 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker
So Hillary took him out .... and bragged about it.

We came ... we saw ... he died ...

18 posted on 01/04/2014 6:12:17 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Lol. Well said!


19 posted on 01/04/2014 6:16:55 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: Jayster

Used to be called “whitewashing”


20 posted on 01/04/2014 6:31:52 PM PST by Insigne123 (It is the soldier, not the community organizer, who gives us freedom of the press)
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To: dhs12345

If America thinks that this Video created single handedly the bullet and fund raising drive to murder the diplomats, stick a fork in it. It is Hillary’s KLA style foreign aid and advocacy of anger against the video which is driving the fund raising and hopes of AlQaeda.


21 posted on 01/05/2014 4:22:12 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: lavaroise

It is more about providing cover to Hillary. Some damaging facts have come out. Or at least more questions. Good for Hillary to nip it in the bud.


22 posted on 01/05/2014 7:05:49 AM PST by dhs12345
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