At a hearing on Capitol Hill Republicans yesterday sought to eviscerate the Obama administration over its handling of the assault on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, saying officials failed to heed security warnings and dissembled in their public statements in its aftermath. Opening the politically charged session, Congressman Darrel Issa said warnings from US personnel in Libya about the worsening security situation were ignored. "They repeatedly warned Washington officials about the dangerous situation in
Comments: The leftist Independent can drop the quotation marks. They themselves state that THEY had evidence that the State Dept. knew of the threat and did nothing. And it's not politically charged either. The disgusting Democrats are politically stonewalling to protect their dishonorable president and his Sec. of State while honorable people have died because of them.
We all make bad calls we wish we could take back. It is essential to learn from those and improve. This series of attacks on the embassy and the reduction in security suggest that the bad call was made at the cabinet level or possibly higher. We need Obama out of office.
No. Islamic scum killed the diplomatic mission in contravention of ancient customs that safeguard peaceful foreign envoys. Obama not only made this possible; he encouraged it by his willful negligence. Go away, you scrofulous little man!
I lay this entire mess at the feet of The Wun, who kicked off his residency by going to Cairo and giving the Muslim Brotherhood et al. license to have their cute little Arab Spring, followed by our own lovely Occupy Autumn (which he also encouraged). Call it "weak horse" or wuss, he's it.
I hope everyone recalls how the Democrats and the Old Media CRUCIFIED the honorable and patriotic Donald Rumsfeld .... demanding that he be fired for allowing forceful questioning of terrorists.
What Hillary and Obama have done here, worsened by their feeble attempts to cover it all up, is a hundred times worse than any Rumsfeld decision. Hillary Clinton, as a matter of fact, was one of the loudest voices calling for Donald's resignation.
Obama is probably terrified he will be left standing alone here.
Well, I can assume not putting extra security into Benghazi wasn't because of the cost, as this administration spends like drunken sailors, and this wouldn't have cost that much, comparatively speaking. So, I wonder what the real reason was.
Exactly #11 - so did Hillary receive any intel briefings prior to September 11, and if so, did she ignore them? Or if she did not receive any briefs, why not? I wonder what role her senior special assistant Huma Abedin played in all this? Were these intel briefs filtered through Huma before reaching Hillary?
Rep Kelly dropped your point right in Kennedy's lap, #14. He recalled the champaign receptions going on in other embassies at the same time security requests were being denied to Ambassador Stevens.
Right now I can't decide who's more to blame, that stupid cow Hillary or her lazy, ignorant boss, Obama. Her celebrated previous experience as "co-president" was her claim to executive ability and insider knowledge. She's got no excuse. He is a clear muslim sympathizer who puts America's interests below everything up to and including his wife's vacation schedule... and he holding the tiller.
It was brought up in the hearing that the cost of putting in more security was not approved, but they increased the salary to those that were there. As if that should help! Well, it worked in Chicago. They insult us.
#12 Woodward is on Hannity every other night now like he is the new best friend of Sean. What the hell is Sean thinking? He touts his new book and tells Hannity he is being a little rough on the president by what he says nightly. Get a grip FNC....every time I see that troll I change the channel. Woodward will never be as hard hitting against this administration. For Gods sake, Sean, he's probably voting for Obama. Wake Up!!!
No one at that posting had to go to that posting. One can refuse a posting.
Anyone Obama sent is already so deep in the Crazy Leftist Camp that it's highly likely they only thought they understood the risks, but in reality they probably had a lot of that "rainbow in their eyes" attitude.
Plus, they were free to skeedaddle. If it gets that serious, get on a plane with your staff and beat feet since Hillary and Obama wanted to make you a sacrifice for the good of the State.
This article is from the Independent in the UK. Glad someone is covering it, cause it sure as heck isn't our media that is completely enraged about this. Can you imagine if a Republican was at the helm - The media would be going crazy. This is the second tragedy in this whole story. The media turns their collective head on anything that could harm their hero, but cares nothing about the harm to the country and our citizens who died.
Was a crime knowingly, covertly committed by one or many? Was the cover up protracted to make it even more obvious that a crime was committed? It is apparent now, the premeditated murder of our ambassadoe at the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was an act of terrorism and not caused by spontaneous reaction to a barely seen video. Members of the administration and Obama apparently fabricated a story about the video being the cause. Let's face it, SOMEone made it up, many followed the spin. In fact, many days AFTER facts of the horrific event were revealed, Obama REPEATED the misreprentation to the world during his own U.N. speech! The question IS: how many subsequent riots were a result of this presidential subterfuge? And since the ensuing worldwide riots resulted in multiple deaths, are the contributors of this fabricated scenario guilty of a crime? (Worse news, is the obvious DemRepub Rule: nobody gets punished.....ever)
Rancher, I love you but you're not quite right. Having been married to a Foreign Service officer for 30 plus years I know that if one refuses a post, one loses one's job. After enduring the Foreign Service exam and all of the clearances not many people want to lose their jobs.
After reading about all the money State spent on those stupid Volts and yet had no money for security for Libya makes my blood boil! I am mad as well that Kennedy and Lamb carried the water for Shrill and Obomination yesterday. If they had a clue at all, they have to know what is going on and owe it to the American people to tell the truth. Their loyalty should be to the people not the pols!
Here's an interesting article from Kevin DuJan at HillBuzz.org. He postulates that the Benghazi attack was an Obama October Surprise gone bad. Obama was supposed to rescue a kidnapped Ambassador through his marvelous negotiating skills. Kevin manages to explain the facts and puzzling Administration and State Department behavior in a much more coherent way than anything else I've seen. You all might find it interesting.
If the voters would just wake up, they would figure out that Obnama is also to blame for destroying this country. How ANYONE can believe he is a good leader is beyond conprehension. Wake up people and realize he is destroying our freedoms, out economy, even our lives. Wake up and vote him out of this wonderful office of Presidency!
Rep Trey Gowdy: ... They stood post under dangerous circumstances even after requests for security were denied. They stood their post. The least we can do is stand this meager post that we've been assigned and demand that this administration speak the truth to the people it's supposed to serve. This was never about a video. It was never spontaneous. This was terror. And I want to know why we were lied to. ------------------------
Meanwhile the corrupt news media is covering up for these vile democrat politicians.
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