More than two months after an Islamist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, including US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, we still don’t know what really happened that night — and, thanks to a secretive White House and an incurious Washington press corps, we probably never will. Not officially, that is. But there’s no real mystery about it. From the evidence that’s emerged in dribs and drabs since the Sept. 11 calamity, it’s clear that Ansar al-Sharia, a Libyan al Qaeda-affiliated group coordinating with its allies elsewhere
Democrats seem entirely cool and chill with the idea that Chris Stevens and three other brave Americans were sacrificed, literally, to make sure Obama won the election. They are compassionate, aren´t they, those Democrats?
In this new country, isn´t it amazing what we tolerate now and our forebears would have run out of power (or tarred and feathered)? Remember, in this new country, four white people dead is no big deal, especially if our potus was entertained for 9 hours watching it happen live. Remember how bored he was when the bodies arrived? States voting on getting stoned or committing suicide instead of working to create jobs and balance their budgets. Teaching children the "facts" of life instead of reading, writing and arithmetic. High unemployment, high taxes, and a complete re-ordering of our society while tossing out the Constitution. ALL voted for by this new country. The people who created this country left decaying and failing countries and created a beauty. Wonder where the new pilgrims from this country will go?
I wish just one REAL journalist could ask O the following question: Mr. President, if, when you first knew of the threat to the lives of Stevens and the others, you had ordered them to be rescued by any means necessary...who would have stopped you?
Head´s up... I did hear recently a brief report that Benghazi...an open dispute has broke out with the White House and the State Dept. wanting to further "restrict the use of armed predator drones "...while the DOD and the CIA want to continue to use the predators to kill terrorists when needed. There were predators in the area on Sept. 11,2012 and I do recall about the same time a Aircraft carrier group CO was replaced quickly. Any connection ?
Re #4 "Where will the pilgrims from this country go?" Great question which more people will be asking themselves in the coming years. I love this country, I love the ideals and the freedom we used to have that is sadly slipping away. I want America to be the undisputed leader of the free world not the welfare nanny state of the world. America is the home of opportunity for all in careers and business and land ownership, now all slipping away. There will not be that same opportunity for upward mobility for my grandchildren because of government. If it gets as bad as some conservatives think, where in the world do we go?
#10, Go? It´s up to Americans to take back their country from the communists (or whatever you want to call them). That´s why the 2nd amendment was enshrined in the BOR and why the founders expected citizens to closely watch their representatives. Americans seriously outnumber the communists. Lets look at a few facts:
1) A majority of Americans didn´t elect the O´tard. Approximately 61 million out of an estimated 219 million eligible voters supposedly did. I use the word supposedly due to the vote fraud committed by the libtards. That´s less than 30% according to my calculator.
2)Upwards of 70% of Americans align with conservative principals, not libtard or libtard-lite principals.
3) Over 100 million firearms in this country.
That says the libatrds are seriously outnumbered and is why they work so hard to control the propaganda networks and media to make gullible conservatives think they are in the minority. Also why they work so hard to indoctrinate children through the government propaganda centers.
Regarding #10: Dear Tiger Lily, Those are exactly the same things I fret about. I am watching my beloved country crumble and the young people--teenagers--don´t know, don´t care. But I was raised during WW2, and air raid sirens (practice only) rationing, and Patriotism, whatever that is.
I have no idea if this is true,but it certainly offers a more plausible explanation for the Benghazi nightmare than Obama provided.
The following was posted on Facebook on Ann Romney´s page:
According to sources in the State Department and the CIA, and intercepted communications from the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama "staged" the attack in Benghazi in order to create a monumental "October Surprise" that would guarantee him re-election.
Comment: Obama has no idea what he’s doing; he and his people are incorrigible fools. Yes, this was a tragedy--Americans died, but if it helps impeach that filthy traitor before he fully implements his dictatorship, so much the better.
I really want to know who gave the order to "stand down" guaranteeing the death of the brave people. I wrote my congressman asking him this question. He´s a democrat so I doubt if I´ll ever get an answer so I´ll just keep emailing him.
The MSM - Pravda - definitely has some ownership as to what happened in Benghazi, but so do the spineless members of Congress. They care little for the coarse of this great country and are more concerned that their little fiefdoms remain secure. They start investigations that go no where and then run for cover if someone mentions racism.
1. None of this matters What matters is that Hillary Clinton denied elite armed security to an American consular mission in a war torn Islamic nation known for recruiting jihadists. That´s the real story
2. How come the two black women to rise to Cabinet level posts have both been named "Rice"?
#10 - I don´t about you and anyone else, but I´m not going anywhere. My country and the freedoms we once enjoyed are indeed being destroyed, as you say, but they are also well worth staying and fighting for - that was something our ancestors could not do in their own home countries.
Another thought: Where is the media on the 30 or so others who were in Benghazi?
In the pure arena of ethics, Diane Sawyer and all her fellow comrades, are complicit in the cover up of these murders. This is not just another Puglosi Reid Boehner tax theft madness, this is murder. Diane Tom the whole bunch, just standing there silent, in front of millions, with no conscience to the truth. Traitors all, and it´s not laughable
Reply 23. Mitt was convinced he would win. Until then, there was really not much he could do about this. I thought he would win also and it is our country´s tragedy that more people did not turn out to make sure it would happen.
When we read many posts on Lucianne we notice the infighting, the resentment of imagined slights, the "my way or the highway" attitude, the unrealistic expectations and the threats that the poster will no longer support the party, contriute or vote, will start a new party, as well as complaints about the inability of the House of Representatives to run the government single handedly.
We are not winners. We defeat ourselves. But we don´t blame ourselves.
#28 - - If you´ve ever played poker - - you´ll recognize that Milquetoast was playing with scared money - - and as any poker player knows - - scared money never wins.
To make a football analogy - - Milt was playing prevent defense - - and prevent defense never prevents what you want it to prevent.
Why wasn´t he more aggressive? Why didn´t he try to win BIG - - the way Reagan did - - twice - - instead of trying to hold on and squeak across?
We all know the answer - - because he´s a Pubbie - - and Pubbies are always a-scared and never win. No matter where you live in this country - - you can smell the fear coming from the Pubbies in DC right now.
And you can be certain - - 100% - - that the next nominee will be another certified Pubbie - - like Jeb or Chrissie or Mitch (Daniels) - - or another sure loser cut from the same tweed.
I guess I am dumb, but I don´t know what you are talking about "pubbies" --- what are they? I guess all of you could have done much better than Romney. I think that Romney could have brought some of the more "terrible" things about Obama out, but what good would it have done? The internet and movies were filled with the bad things about Obama and what good did it do? The people who voted for him did not believe any of it and they would not have believed Romney. Obama, with his czars, mafia men and thievery could not have been stopped. He will not be beat next time as I am convinced that he is grouming to be a dictator of this country, like Hitler, and no one can stop him. He is cunning and will find a way - not bold like the ruler of Egypt -- but very cunning and it will happen. We are doomed and there is no stopping Obama.
The frustration of losing our country, as we know it, is evident in this thread. But we have to adapt our fight. The Brits and French used to line up and walk toward each other shooting their guns and cannons, then came sharp shooters and ambushes, then came planes with bombs, then came jungle warfare, then came suicide bombers. We have to adapt in this current political war! We have these old fossils of "political advisers" telling our GOP candidates to move to the middle and be careful not to say anything offensive that they can use against you in a commercial.
While the left has had great success with combining all the single issue highly motivated voter groups in their common hatred of conservative principles, we try to appeal to the bored masses who sit home on election day. They lure the people who care more about their right to abort, their right to marry, their right to a government check than they do their country. We just have this milk toast approach that doesn´t motivate the masses to get off their asses and get in the fight.
The GOP power brokers are incapable of adjusting their methods and as rooted in keeping their power as the Ted Kennedys and Strom Thurmans were in Congress. We need to abandon the GOP and go with a new and smarter fight. The fight for our constitutional rights!
WASHINGTON -- An American who vanished nearly seven years ago in Iran was working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission that, when it came to light inside the government, produced one of the most serious scandals in the recent history of the CIA - but all in secret, an Associated Press investigation found. The CIA paid Robert Levinson´s family $2.5 million to head off a revealing lawsuit. Three veteran analysts were forced out of the agency and seven others were disciplined. The U.S. publicly has described Levinson as a private citizen.
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