Benghazzi-gate just gets more and more interesting

Someone in the administration was "warning" that a journalist might "ruin" her own career.... if she kept publicly telling the truth about Benghazi? Well, yeah, according to Greta Van Sustern. And considering the various ways the administration has continued to try to shut people up about this scandal, well the truth is pretty obvious to most of us voting U.S. citizens:

http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/fox-anchor-team-obama-threatened-benghazi-rep...

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Obama and his buddies come from the dishonest, ruthless Chicago political machine. In Obama, they have the perfect Manchurian Candidate because they can always play the race card against anyone who comes too close to revealing the truth.

As an aside, I travel to Chicago a couple of times a year and have noticed that the city has gotten much dirtier and there are more homeless on the streets ever since Obama's pal Rahm Emanuel became mayor.

Watch and see, the next sleazy bailout will be Chicago with more billions disappearing by Ali Bama and his gang of thieves.

What was pathetic was the NY Times trying to resurrect the meme that it was a spontanteous protest because of a video. Because "they had a reporter on the ground".

If the NY Times had a reporter on the ground for anything they'd do a several day series of articles in detail about what happened with detailed first hand accounts. That did not occur.

MikeyA

At this point, what difference does it make?

Patience is a great virtue.

I know Benghazi was bad, but let’s not forget those who died in the 9 consulate and embassy attacks during W’s administration. These attacks didn’t get as much attention as Benghazi. I think it's only fair to remember these lives as well from time to time. A couple of these places were even attacked more than once!

Jan 22, 2002: US Consulate in Kolkata (Calcutta), 5 killed
June 14, 2002:US Consulate in Karachi, 12 killed
Feb 28, 2003: US Embassy in Islamabad, 2 killed
June 30, 2004: US Embassy in Tashkent, 2 killed
March 2, 2006: US Consulate in Karachi, 2 killed
Sept 12, 2006: US Embassy in Syria, 4 killed
March 18, 2008: US Embassy in Yemen, 2 killed
July 9, 2008: US Consulate in Istanbul, 6 killed
Sept 17, 2008: US Embassy in Yemen, 16 killed

Enough of the right wing stupidity already!!!!
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Benghazi Put To Rest
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024374605

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Under everything you posted please answer me this.

How many of the Embassy attacks under Bush

1) Were denied funding for security or security improvements after formally requested?

2) Came at a time when an attack would have been symbolic and thus security should have been heightened?

3) Were the American people lied to by the administration about the reason(s) for the attacks and who committed the attacks?

4) When after those attacks when questioned about security protocol responded with "What does it matter?" about the needless loss of American lives?

MikeyA

Something that is always left out of discussions on Benghazi is the fact that there truly were protests going on at the same time (9/11/2012) in other locations sparked by the now infamous video. One of these protests was in Egypt. In Cairo protesters were getting threatening so U.S. diplomats released a statement about the video:

"The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims - as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions,"

The statement wasn’t enough to quell the mob. The protesters stormed the U.S. embassy, scaled the wall and tore up an American flag. This was the same day as Benghazi. Remember how Romney politicized the Embassy’s statement, claiming it was from the Obama administration, saying it was an apology to the terrorists that attacked Benghazi? Romney made a total ass of himself that day. Not only was the statement not from Obama; it was not even about Benghazi, having been made before the Benghazi attack ever took place.

Those on the anti-Obama side of things want us to forget about the protests going on that day. They want you to believe the video was all just a fabrication. Benghazi turned out to be a planed attack instead of a spontaneous protest, but the idea that a video could have sparked Benghazi was, at the time, quite possible.

The protests on the video were in an entirely different country. They are over a hundred miles away across another border.

The incident was not linked. There were no reports of a protest in Benghazi, the fact that no protest ever evolved is established.

The report of a protest from a video was an attempt to link two separate incidents that were not linked, nor was there any proof of a link.

Romney was right to criticize the statement out of Cairo. The American government should never have to apologize for something someone did in this country legally. If they wanted to give a statement it should have been that the US government does not agree with the message of the video but the government has no right to say whether it condones or does not condone the legal actions of the citizens within it's borders. Condemnation is the first step towards censorship.

MikeyA

The protests over the video were widespread in many different countries throughout the Muslim world, not just in Egypt. Many of the locations were more than 100 miles apart. The thing that connected the protests was faith, not nationality or proximity.

Benghazi was not a protest, it was a planned attack. I’m pretty sure I said that. However, in light of the fact that many other U.S. diplomatic outposts were being harassed that day, it would not be unlikely to first report the attack in Benghazi as related to the video. I do not believe it was a planned lie to initially relate the Benghazi attack with the protests.

Apparently, those in the Obama administration weren’t the only ones equating the two. Romney was quick to relate the two events (Cairo and Benghazi). He called the statement from Cairo an “apology” to the terrorists that attacked Benghazi.

By the way, if you read the statement you will find it is not an apology at all. The statement is in fact a condemnation of “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims”. This is not the American government apologizing “for something someone did in this country legally”.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

PMW you need to tell that to the New York Times. They are still trying to ressurrect the meme that it was about a video.

Last month's report the NY Times said that after the initial attack others joined in because they were angry at the video and reports that Americans show Libyan protestors.

"Benghazi was not a protest, it was a planned attack." Again, not according to the NY Times.

"it would not be unlikely to first report the attack in Benghazi as related to the video. I do not believe it was a planned lie to initially relate the Benghazi attack with the protests." Susan Rice's comments on Sept 16th. The attack happened on Sept 10th. After four days of any credible investigation a motive becomes clear. The administration put her out there to save the campaign knowing it was probably not true and the WH kept repeating the lie for almost two months after it became laughable.

The fact that the administration still doesn't have a an investigative team on the ground speaks volumes about how seriously they take the incident.

MikeyA

The fact that the administration still doesn't have a an investigative team on the ground speaks volumes about how seriously they take the incident.

I just don't think there is any more to learn that isn't already public information. The consulate in Benghazi had become a compromised CIA base. This is most likely the reason for the attack, and the reluctance to give more details on the attack. CIA business gets disavowed rather quickly. Libya was basically a war zone.
http://consortiumnews.com/2012/11/04/the-why-behind-the-benghazi-attack/

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