Skip to comments.Was the attack on Benghazi an "October Surprise" gone bad?
Posted on 10/19/2012 8:09:15 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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The fact they tied Obama to the hip of Jimmy Carter during the dem convention wasn't just a coincident, it was part of the preparation for the attack, just like the protest of the video in Egypt were part of the attack, it was a diversion.
In the immortal word of UBL to Mullah Omar “the news is 90% of the preparation for the battle”.
You want to know what happened, you got to look at the orchestrated news stories before the attack.
Every single employee of us, We the People, in DC, if they participated in any part of this , needs walking papers and to be stripped of their pensions. Those coordinating this need to be in front of a judge. Period.
Agreed. A straight up attack is entirely plausible, without complexity of inept conspiracy. Leftists see total disarmament as sensible diplomatic policy, and deployment of force only acceptable during an attack.
That said, conspiracy to induce kidnapping is not rediculous. They’re stupid enough to try it, thinking it little more than theater.
I would argue you are overthinking it.
The Lt Col who testified before Congress said that they attacked and drove out the Brits and others and ours was the last flag standing. The attack was a certainty. The question was when.
Then there is the Major Burns effect. Like Major Frank Burns, the bureaucrats in DC followed the book in the face of common sense indicating strong out of the book action was required. There was direct testimony naming names to that effect
The Congressional testimony is the closest thing to the truth we have available.
I to agree.
But this still does not answer some criticl questions and I would put nothing past this crinla gang from Chicago.
Agreed. Jeff, the post you linked indicated no attempt at a live abduction. When they broke out the diesel after they couldn't get into the safe room, that theory died.
The facts on the table are so bad for Obama you really dont need to stretch the narrative.
While that is true, remember that if Bush ever even APPEARED to possibly have stumbled, the lib media machine would ask the same kinds of questions on the front page above the fold and before the first commercial, ascribing the most devious, evil motives to what happened.
If the questions cannot be answered, they deserve to be asked. There are more lies from this administration just on this one issue than Nixon ever dreamed of telling.
Weve got 90-year-old ladies having the choice between being scanned nude or having a rectal exam, just to get on an airplane.... and yet we overlook a 40-foot hole blown into the wall of our consulate in the most dangerous part of Libya?
Wow, do you have a way with words! How true.
I don’t believe Obama will show up Monday (or something really Big will happen before then), because they have to give Romney a few seconds to say something, and all he has to do is ask some questions like this. They can’t cut him off that fast.
I mostly agree. See my post 79.
However, from the narrative it is not apparent that the tangos knew that the Ambassador and others were in the safe room. They may have though that no one was left in the building and so they torched it.
We just do not know on that score.
If they knew they were in there and wanted to kill them, why not toss a couple of granades in there?
It copuld be they thought the Ambassador had already excaped and sop just burned the building.
On another note.
Watch this video of testimony exchange between the bureaucrats in Washington DC and the lead Security Officers on the ground in Libya. It is simply amazing...and shameful.
The lead security officer in all of Libya for the US Government sums it up be saying, when referring to his Washingto DC support managers whom he had to ask for additiona security that he felt like, “The Taliban is in the building.” Meaning in the US government.
Sigonella AFB on Sicily is not that far from Benghazi. During Op Unified Protector (the bombing of Libya by NATO) there were aircraft parked bumper to bumper. Most have returned to their host countries but there are still NATO aircraft there. We have carriers in the Med. Sea. Yet these brave men died alone. Shocking. Disgraceful.
The piece says that they attempted to attack the safe room and could not penetrate it. So they had to know that it was a refuge and somebody was there. Hence, the conclusion that such a redoubt might not house the ambassador would be illogical. The shape of the hallway would have precluded the effectiveness of all but a gas grenade.
I posted this with link and attribution elsewhere.
Actuallyt, I thought the FoxNews special said simply that they tried to get in the door but were unable to.
It says clearly that teh special agent had a gun trained towards the terrorists should he need it...but he never fired. I believe they werre hunkered in back there and that the tangos tried to break in, but were unable.
I do not think they knew the ambassador was in there or they would have either brought in something ehavier to get the door down, tossed grenades (if it were their intent to kill him), or waite dlonger for more support. As it is, they simply burned the building.
It is not clear that they knew someone was in there from this report.
An interview with that Speical Agent would clear it up. One day he or some of the others will write a book...which I will most cetainly buy and read.
This is just going to keep boiling over right on through the election, bleeding (D) votes all the way.
It would restore people's faith in our system were we to ever see justice done to our commie traitors, just once.
There is a rancid stench of treason in the air...hanging over our nation.
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