Benghazi Blunder: the story won’t go away

 


New reports uncover the emails with initial information sent to Washington and the White House just after the start of the attack. Within 2 hours, the “2nd update” transmitted that the group Ansar al-Sharia had claimed responsibility and threatened to also attack the embassy in Tripoli.

We were told by Jay Carney on September 13th: “…the protests we’re seeing around the region are in reaction to this movie. They are not directly in reaction to any policy of the United States or the government of the United States or the people of the United States.” So it as not “directed at the US, or its citizens”. Why did they make such a point to tell us that?

After all it took place on 911, a time when terrorists attacked America killing innocent American citizens in their jihad against the US. Remember the fatwa in ’96, before 911. So a reaction and disclaimer that this was not directed at US policy or American citizens was totally without merit. Normally when events like this happen, especially to an embassy, they warn Americans of the circumstances. (who might choose to change travel plans etc) So why would they wish to make such an unfounded statement in this case?

Further, the twist of irony here is to have an attack on 911 on a mission with all the confusion and investigation 911 caused, dealing with initial responses to a terrorist attack. A result of which was to establish ways of handling information. But in this case it is as if 911 did not happen, at least no lessons learned. They just acted however and said whatever they liked. And we ended up being told stories to the point of not trusting anything they tell us – or questioning it at the least.

Then the icing on the cake is to have Obama’s campaign tell us the reason it is a political topic at all is because of Romney and Republicans. Then they skewer reporters for even thinking politics is influencing their actions. And then David Axelrod comes out to tell us Obama told us everything they knew and he is totally transparent. I’m sure no one can doubt that.

Still we hear no real explanations for any of it. If there’s any politics being played — and who can doubt that — then it is taking place in the White House, not on the campaign trail.

7 comments on “Benghazi Blunder: the story won’t go away

  1. bullright says:

    The oddest part of this is here is an administration playing politics with its own embassy.
    It results in a dead embassador and three great Americans. It reminds me of part of a song by the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, “Crossfire”..

    “We got stranded….
    Caught in the crossfire
    We got stranded….
    Caught in the crossfire
    We got stranded….
    Caught in the crossfire
    Stranded….Caught in the crossfire
    Help me. ”

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  2. clyde says:

    And we learn today SeeBS was sitting on a segment of 60 Minutes from I think Sep.12th, where dickhead says to Kroft,the asshole, that they KNEW this was NOT a “spontaneous uprising”. How this bastard lies and the media continues to cover for the sonofabitch is beyond disgusting. After R&R sweep all 57,it should become our mission to put the alphabets and the other lapdog media out of business. Finally back up and running after MANY computer issues. Good to read ya again!

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    • bullright says:

      Clyde, thanks for the reminder. Surprise. Wow, what won’t they do to cover his Marxist butt? Missed your great pointed comments. Media will come out of retirement with R&R. I still think we need some reprogramming centers to deal with all this brain damage from the left.

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  3. Davetherave says:

    Panetta and Dempsey now claim they were getting conflicting intelligence and were afraid to put our troops in harms way. Huh?? Our great troops very well armed?? What a major crock of shit!!! I’m pretty sure our troops would have jumped at the opportunity to try and save fellow Americans from vicious murderers. And if they aren’t going to use the troops we have over there to protect fellow Americans lives, then why in the hell are our troops over there anyway? I’m sure they’d all love to come home, but they’re doing what they believe is the right thing to do being over there.

    Radical, terminal cancer is killing our great nation and this administration is orchestrating it and the liberal ass media is covering it up. They threw Hitlery on a sword that just keeps growing and growing and blame shrapnel is now hitting everyone in this administration and that POS Dempsey and I pray they all burn in hell for eternity!

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    • bullright says:

      Dave, “Conflicting”? I think we know where the conflict came from. You put your finger on it.

      Let me understand, the guy who single handedly killed bin Laden betweeen the golf games could not respond to this any better than saying we were thinking about it? But they all proved quite capable of lying about it.

      Hey, you reminded me. I don’t know all the details but troops were scheduled to come home but got delayed and sent to Italy etcetera on standby prior to the Libyan ordeal. You make a good point.

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  4. […] the previous post, Dave posted a comment that Gen Dempsey and Panetta were “conflicted” on what to do about the attack in […]

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  5. pepperhawk says:

    I thought the lamest thing Panetta said was “You don’t send troops into harm’s way”. HUh! Then what the hell do we do with the troops? DUH!

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