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Hillary Gets Knifed in Benghazi Drive By
Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2014 | John Ransom

Posted on 01/17/2014 5:39:40 AM PST by Kaslin

So Benghazi finally claims another victim.

The knife sticking out of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s back was stuck there slowly by fellow pantsuiter, Sen. Diane Fienstein, (D-Kalf.) who chairs the Senate Intelligence committee for the gentleman’s club also known as the United States Senate.

That knife means that Hillary is probably dead. At least as a presidential candidate.

Oh, yes, the New York Times won’t give it up quite yet.

But for Hillary, it’s o-v-e-r.

The Senate report on Benghazi released by Feinstein’s office is largely a compendium of what you, I and everyone outside of the Obama administration already knows: Benghazi was a terror attack, as acknowledged from the very beginning, and was largely preventable.

The preventer should have been the Secretary of State. Obama and the White escape responsibility.

Seriously. They should too. They can't even build a website. The intelligence process is waaaay past them.

“The IC produced hundreds of analytic reports in the months preceding the September 11-12, 2012, attacks,” says the Senate report, “providing strategic warning that militias and terrorist and affiliated groups had the capability and intent to strike U.S. and Western facilities and personnel in Libya.”

A Defense Intelligence Agency analysis specifically mentioned Benghazi, while other reports also emphasized the deteriorating situation in “eastern” or “northeastern” Libya of which Benghazi is the major hub.

The report also found that the State Department should have increased security based on those reports.

“The State Department should have increased its security posture more significantly in Benghazi based on the deteriorating security situation on the ground and IC threat reporting on the prior attacks against Westerners in Benghazi including two incidents at the Temporary Mission Facility on April 6 and June 6, 2012.”

See?

It’s all the State Department’s fault.

And that’s what difference it makes, Hillary.

The report reads like one of those scary movies where you know the bad guy is in the house and the ditzy chick in her underwear narrowly avoids going into the same room over and over with the bad guy, heightening the tension.

And you sit in your seat and shout: “Get out of the house!”

Only in this case the victims knew they were about to be sacrificed and couldn't get the State Department to do something.

As I peruse the report I feel like I’m reading the audit from a local U.S. postal facility, where union workers don’t take action because it’s "not their job."

Repeatedly, warnings are given, actions are taken but somewhere along the line, nothing gets done to improve the security posture of the mission.

In an interview this week with Lt. Col. Allen West on Ransom Notes Radio, West said that he’d have to defer to then-AFRICOM commander general Carter Ham’s official version of events. Ham has said that there was no “stand down” order to him preventing him from sending in a rescue team as the attack unfolded.

The Senate report concludes that Ham expressed concern several times to Ambassador Stevens about the deteriorating security profile around Benghazi in the weeks leading to the attack and that Stevens even declined the use of Site Security Teams offered by the DoD.

See?

It’s the dead guy's fault, too.

Of course that contradicts what several off-the-record sources have told journalists, and contradicts the testimony of Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who questioned Ham in House oversight hearings.

Much of Chaffetz’s back and forth with Ham was redacted in the unclassified release to the public, but Chaffetz says that despite pleas coming from the Benghazi mission and the CIA annex, orders never came from either the White House or the Defense Secretary to the head of AFRICOM to send support.

So technically, there may not have been so much a stand-down order, as Ham says, but just benign neglect until the problem(s) died.

Literally.

West did note that Ham and vice admiral Gaouette were both relieved of duty shortly after the Benghazi attacks. Ham, who has a pension at stake, says it was just a normal rotation.

Gaouette, who is still under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, was disciplined for swearing and making racially insensitive remarks aboard the carrier the USS Stennis, so says the official account.

Writes the MilitaryTimes:

Gaouette’s style “is not the leadership style that the Navy currently preaches,” one of Stennis’ officers said. “But, I mean, if you fired everybody for being a jerk, we wouldn’t have very many people in the Navy.”

Actually, I’m ok with the jerks in the Navy.

It’s the jerks in D.C. I have a problem with.

There’s a large difference between yelling at sailor for driving an aircraft carrier recklessly as vice admiral Gaouette did, and yelling at the rest of us for cringing at reckless legislation, spineless “leadership” and evasion of responsibility, as D.C. does daily.

I suspect that none of this is over, yet, but there is a strange reticence amongst military leaders, the intelligence community and the GOP in Congress to get to the bottom of the Benghazi scandal.

And it makes me sick.

Even if the knife in Hillary’s back makes me smile a bit.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; benghazi; dianefeinstein; hillaryclinton; intelligence; johnransom; terrorism; threatmatrix; usstatedepartment

1 posted on 01/17/2014 5:39:40 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The Democrats will throw anyone under the bus to save Obumbles. They know he and his Chicago thugs have their files...the power of political life and death.


2 posted on 01/17/2014 5:42:46 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Kaslin
I wish I could believe this, but as it stands now, I see Hillary as "untouched" by this with regard to her presidential ambitions.

#WheresTheConsequences

3 posted on 01/17/2014 5:50:09 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Kaslin
So technically, there may not have been so much a stand-down order, as Ham says, but just benign neglect until the problem(s) died.

The request for the order was automatic. That means the ball was in Zero's court. The White House didn't give the order. Ham had no cross border authority to act without it. That means the White House is accountable for not authorizing emergency aid.

Can't Ransom write a column without making that clear?

4 posted on 01/17/2014 5:52:47 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: Kaslin

She is a Clinton. It is never over.


5 posted on 01/17/2014 5:53:12 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: Kaslin
The Senate report on Benghazi released by Feinstein’s office is largely a compendium of what you, I and everyone outside of the Obama administration already knows: Benghazi was a terror attack, as acknowledged from the very beginning, and was largely preventable. The preventer should have been the Secretary of State.

Obama and the White escape responsibility. Seriously. They should too. They can't even build a website. The intelligence process is waaaay past them.

ROTFL

6 posted on 01/17/2014 5:53:46 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Kaslin

Believe it when you see it.
It would take more than a knife.....a wooden stake thru her heart is the only thing that could kill this vampire.


7 posted on 01/17/2014 6:10:17 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Carry_Okie; Travis McGee; Yosemitest
The White House didn't give the order. Ham had no cross border authority to act without it.

CROSS BORDER AUTHORITY ping ....

8 posted on 01/17/2014 6:14:07 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Kaslin
Totally looks like:


9 posted on 01/17/2014 6:18:03 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Servant of the Cross
If you want to have fun,
10 posted on 01/17/2014 6:26:41 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Raycpa
The blame is on the ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF, ... ONLY !!!

Military Scramble Order Overseas, How They Work
First, I've got over 26 years working in military control towers, most of them as the watch supervisor/crew chief on duty.
Scrambling aircraft to respond to urgent situations normally starts at the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
The scramble order comes down through a secured phone call on a direct line.
In the attack on the U.S. embassy on Benghazi, the drone control would have been from MacDill AFB, FL, by U.S. Central Command, and would have been in direct contact, or maybe even remote control to the situation room in the White House.
Watch this 4 minute 48 second video Inside the Situation Room.
The pResident SHOULD HAVE issued to order to scramble fighters to Benghazi, to get there in minimum time.
Then he SHOULD HAVE issued a second order scrambling AC-130 gunships to respond to Benghazi, and have them stand by for more orders. This should have been controlled by the pResident, who should have monitored and responded with guidance from his Situation Room, Read
Here's one more piece of information.
Like Rush said:

Now we know that Obama was in the room watching Benghazi attack live.

I know from experience in the government (over 30 years) that the communication system allows for IMMEDIATE NOTIFICATION to the SITUATION ROOM,
as well as other agencies, of notification of a critical situation such as this.
I'm sure technology has changed and only gotten better since I retired, but read this with focus on FLASH OVERRIDE and FLASH.
There is more you need to read.
The Pundit Press has videos worth watching at "Under God" Removed By Obama During Inauguration Pledge.
Read "Under God" Removed By Obama During Inaguration Pledge on Free Republic with all its comments, and know that we were warned of this.


This has been planned for a VERY LONG TIME.
Obama is solely responsible for this.
Hillary claimed “No Knowledge” of gun running
and told Rand Paul he needed to ask the CIA
.


Let's look at some of the facts.
So, let us remember. For a better understanding of the issue, read HISTORY of Mohammed ( spelled variously; Mahomet, Muhammed, Mehmet, etc. ). then watch William Federer explain it, from Jan. 25, 2012 at CC Chino Hills, CA. It's a MUST WATCH for everyone,Christians, Athiests and even Muslims!

As retired military myself, I've seen the damage of "keeping secrets" about bad leaders.
Obama is EVIL, pure and simple.
Please watch Glenn Beck with Trevor Loudon & his book "Barack Obama and the Enemies Within".
Then watch the 29 minute 13 seconds video Trevor Loudon- An Urgent (and chilling) Message for America.



Barack Obama and the Enemies Within


Obama may be feigning "incompetence," thinking he's too sly, being a "wolf in sheep's clothing" since his mentoring was from Fabian Fascism..
The "Establishment Republicans" will probably NOT want to IMPEACH the TREASONIST Barack Hussein Obama II.
But it's better for the country that Obama suffer the penalty, the strongest penalty for his actions, and his inactions.
Let's look at the Presidential Oaths of Office.
Now who among us really believes Obama did any of that ?
To Obama, that was "Just words. Just speeches! "
Damn him ! Damn him to hell !

I'll finish this with asking you to read Watch the 18 minute 56 second documentary video "Absolutely Uncertain" at "theBLAZE.com" or on YouTube.com, narrated by Irina, the 23-year-old “Jewish New Yorker” and a former Obama supporter .

One other suggestion, read DID OBAMA WANT STEVENS DEAD?
The language is a little abrasive, but spot on. Also read:

Read and watch all the videos from Could assets have reached Benghazi in time to save lives? [Ret. Lt Gen Boykin-Huckabee] and especially comment #44 and comment #57.



11 posted on 01/17/2014 6:30:16 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Servant of the Cross
I wish I could believe this, but as it stands now, I see Hillary as "untouched" by this with regard to her presidential ambitions.

In 2016, the vast herds of grazing Low Information Voters will say 'Who's Ben Ghazi, and why should I care? Democrats stand up for the little guy'!...and will vote accordingly.

12 posted on 01/17/2014 6:30:33 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Kaslin
I find myself smiling at the knife in Hillary's back also and it's got me thinking.

Hillary, along with obama and many of the most infamously well known politicians, add a difficult spiritual sort of challenge to my attempts to follow and walk His footsteps.

We are to forgive trespasses against us. We are to offer the other cheek when struck. We are to love our neighbors as ourselves. We are to take care lest our mouths/words condemn us.

In each such instance, instead of our passing judgement there is a sort of built in assumption that they know not what they do, that they do not see the greater picture, that they might not be aware of the one who seeks their death with the many temptations their ignorance and weaknesses are unable to resist.

We empathetically and almost automatically offer aid and comfort to the physically, emotionally and/or mentally injured and damaged, so too with the spiritually damaged?

Yet, I feel great anger at the continual assaults, the many lead astray, the great waste of potentials and resources purposefully lost to establish their dominion and control over US. I want swift, righteous justice to answer this never ending outrage!

Yep, reconciling my feelings and beliefs about this new post-9/11 America and those who are creating it seems to be a very difficult challenge and beyond my current skill set.

Hard not to be hatin' on dem bastids doing this to US.

13 posted on 01/17/2014 7:13:10 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Kaslin

Obama/Clinton + Morsi + Omar Abdel-Rahman = Benghazi.


14 posted on 01/17/2014 7:17:15 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: txrefugee

It’s ALWAYS been about “having files”, with these *Chicago Way* guys.


15 posted on 01/17/2014 7:17:43 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Riley

Nailed it, Riley.

The Gravy Voters will continue to put a Democrat (any Democrat) in the White House until the inevitable total economic collapse makes it impossible for the Gravy Masters to continue providing free $hit to everybody.

Then there will be blood.


16 posted on 01/17/2014 7:42:02 AM PST by Walrus (America died on November 6, 2012 --- RIP)
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To: Slyfox

Your pics...birds of a feather...


17 posted on 01/17/2014 7:42:49 AM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: Kaslin
I suspect that none of this is over, yet, but there is a strange reticence amongst military leaders, the intelligence community and the GOP in Congress to get to the bottom of the Benghazi scandal.

Speaker of the house, third in line to the Presidency, had to have been briefed about the nature of the Benghazi facility. The "nature" of the mission cannot be divulged to the masses, so it is one massive coverup by all the leadership in congress and the white house.

18 posted on 01/17/2014 7:49:11 AM PST by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: Kaslin
That knife means that Hillary is probably dead. At least as a presidential candidate.

I am not convinced. This is just in after the GW bridge incident. And we saw how the MSM came at Christie with guns blazing while all the other Obama scandals are swept under the rug. These same MSM creeps will cover for Hillary as feverously as they have been for Obama. I am not saying that she is not politically damaged, just that she is not mortally wounded, politically. Love to be wrong.

19 posted on 01/17/2014 7:53:01 AM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Kaslin
Hillary's “What difference does it make at this point?” remark and Obummer characterizing the Benghazi attack and the loss of US lives as a “bump in the road” are both reprehensible and insensitive in the extreme. Liberal media response to this ... crickets chirping, chirping, chirping.
20 posted on 01/17/2014 8:04:14 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: Kaslin

One of the State Department guys who was in Tripoli testified that if the Ambassador sends a cable (not an email) on a security request then it must be given directly to the SEc. of State for a decision.

I thought this was a smoking gun at the time but haven’t seen any further mention of this procedure.


21 posted on 01/17/2014 10:27:57 AM PST by wildbill
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To: Kaslin
It would appear that John Ransom's hopeful theory is flat out wrong .....

Sen. Feinstein: Hillary Clinton Isn’t To Blame For Benghazi

22 posted on 01/17/2014 12:35:28 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Yorlik803

Ditto.


23 posted on 01/17/2014 1:21:24 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I noticed your link goes to SeeBS News, of course they deny it


24 posted on 01/17/2014 1:25:41 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Yes, but I’m quite sure that these are direct quotes from Feinstein’s statement.


25 posted on 01/17/2014 1:27:24 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Kaslin

Bump


26 posted on 01/17/2014 1:40:42 PM PST by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: Kaslin
Wow .... Ransom uncustomarily puts his golf spikes on and scuffs the carpet -- Hillary's face.

Sounds good to me.

27 posted on 01/17/2014 4:19:15 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Yosemitest

BTTT


28 posted on 01/18/2014 7:31:28 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“...as it stands now, I see Hillary as “untouched” by this with regard to her presidential ambitions.”

The Democrats don’t need Hillary. They’ll just run Obama a third time in another fixed election. Before anyone says “that’s unconstitional”, please tell me what parts of the constitution these domestic enemies are showing respect for now?


29 posted on 01/18/2014 5:20:09 PM PST by Bizhvywt
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