The Benghazi terrorist attack was a debacle in three distinct stages. The fatal mistakes occurred in the first two — the failure to provide adequate security before the attack and the failure to provide help once it started. Those mistakes were tragic, but the Obama administration’s explanations are coherent, though hardly defensible. The mystery always has been the third stage — the aftermath, or more accurately, the coverup. Even before the bodies of the four Americans came home, the White House was eager to tell any story except the real one. Aides twisted and turned to create the false narrative
Neither Hillary or Obama ever saw a request for more security and Obama wasn´t able to be reached during the attack itself.Panetta says he didn´t have enough info to respond to the attack even though there were drones shooting the entire incident.
This thing went on for 8 hours while our whole government was totally immobilized to respond and the best answer we get is "at this point what difference does it make."
But Hillary is the most popular politician in the US.
#2 nails it. The only thing I would add is this: if it were MY loved one who trusted his government to provide security and failed, I would be screaming from the rooftops about it. One mother said "all she wanted was the truth"..well now she has the truth. Why are they all so silent? No anger at the gross incompetence?
Agree #3. I would not be silenced until I knew everything about this attack. Why isn´t the media camping out on these families´ front yards. They have no problem thrusting themselves in the face of anyone who has had a tragedy such as this. Just makes you wonder what the Obama thugocracy has "suggested" to these people.
Finally, how about you media hotshots ask Jay Carney where the folks that were rescued during the Banghazi attack are and can they be interviewed. Did no one at the hearing think to ask one of these guys to testify? You are not going to get the truth from Obama´s regime. The only hope is that someone who knows something will talk. Are there any patriots out there?
I have read other reports that Obama and company wanted to have the ambassador captured and then he would trade a terrorist we held for him. But the attackers were not aware of his plan and just killed the ambassador, and others. This is a debacle of major importance. This administration is totally incompetent!
This is all of a piece with Obama turning the writing of the Obamacare bill over to Nancy Pelosi who went to every Democrat Rep and asked if they had any old proposed legislation that had been rejected. She came up with about 2700 pages and I don´t think even Obama knew all that was in it. There were many blanksto be filled in later. Surely something incorporated after a bill is passed cannot constitutionally be law.
Unfortunately for Ambassador Stevens, he caught a tire when Barry threw him under the bus. I have watched a couple MSM news casts this weekend. NONE have covered this topic. If it were Bush in the WH, they would be all over this. Instead, I hear Lester Holt say "GUN VIOLENCE" 7 times in a half hour broadcast. Just making sure "the people" hear the message.
Why is this a surprise: Obama acted as he has consistently acted: letting others do the heavy lifting and sailing in afterward (e.g. Obamacare, written by others) to take credit or shift blame: leading from behind. The more egregious point, however, is that he flew off on AF1 to go to a fund raiser early the next morning: no wonder he needed his sleep. With Obama, politics and re-election trumped everything.
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The Advocate, 2/10/2013 7:40:53 AM (No. 9168329)
Hitler lost when his yes men generals were afraid to wake him. Dempsey looked like the nerdy kid in third grade who would do anything to be liked. Panetta has been using the military as his private taxi service back to his taxpayer funded progressive scam. Neither Obama nor Hilary were to be seen or heard for the entire assault on America by Islamist terrorists. They were both derelict in their duties. Were they both drunk or under some other influence? Did Obama turn Stevens over to be kidnapped for the blind sheik or killed to silence him? Is their a gay connection to Obama similar to the murdered Donald Young? Why didn´t one Republican ask Hilary where she was and what she was doing during the 11 hours?
#14 is right. The ultimate Villain in all this is the PRESS. The Benghazi incident should have been exposed before the election instead the MSM covered it all up as they will continue to do. You have to wonder will they ever have any self reflection and will it always be a total subjugation to their Socialist world view, in conflict with their stated goal of being the watchdogs to the powerful. All hear know the answer.
#7 if this were a Republican President, the press would be all over it. My local paper has had nothing in about Libya nor the hearings. That´s what makes low info voters. Right now this country is broken. It´s so bad that it seems ok to cheat to win the election for dems. No one is doing anything about that either.
You would think a presidential conscience would keep him awake and engaged until he knew what had happened in Benghazi. You would be wrong.
That assumes a conscience, "presidential" or not. This is not a flippant comment simply to make snide remarks about POTUS; it is a clinical observation. I am not the first to make the observation that people with NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder) do not have a conscience -- there is a black hole where sympathy and caring should be.
POTUS is a malignant Narcissist. They have no conscience.
...and of course Obama´s followers care about all of this. Look at the current accolades on Hillary, the media setting her up for the next election go-round. What does it matter what is revealed if the citizens do no respond to all of this.
As I have said repeatedly before, no surprises here. Classic Obama right out of the radical playbook. What is stunning is that we (aka Joe average gullible American, that is) keep letting these travesties happen and then the sheep buy in to it again last November. And to those who refused to vote for a mormon.
When president Obama is stoned on his butt on any given evening, such as the evening of 9/11/2012, is the nuclear football with Joe Biden? Do they tell Biden he´s not allowed to get drunk on those evenings when Obama´s getting stoned?
When you say Hillary is the most popular politician there is now, it makes me want to upchuck. The whole bunch of them is making it hard for me to endure even thinking about them. I am sure that this country is in absolute decline and there is NO retrieving it. I am actually glad that I am old enough that I will not have to endure the pain that the low information voters and the Republicans who did not vote, have brought to this wonderful country. God Help Us, and my grandkids and great grandkids, please.
I´ve suggested this before but I think Obama and Hillary may have been clueless. Obama has no time to actually be President. He was too busy campaigning and Hillary was gallivanting around the world partying. It looked to me like a spook operation gone bad. One of those things the President can´t know about. If it was a gun buying and smuggling operation I can see Obama blaming the CIA and throwing it in Panetta´s lap. Remember, Turkey is supplying weapons to Syrian rebels. The last visitor to the Benghazi outpost, at 8pm, was a Turkish representative.
Aides? Aides twisted and turned? Hell´s bells rang out! The principles themselves were first to air this lie, to obfuscate from questions that were serious, BECAUSE these players were themselves caught derilict and incompetent. Immediately, during the massacre, Hillary and Buhrock both were AWOL, period. Their lie was one to tamp down the obvious, trying to make the state run media blow this off, if not ignore it all together. Where were they anyway?
The Democrats when questioned on Benghazi reply by the let´s move on. It should be told over and over again until Obama , Michael Mullins Panetta Hillary Clinton start telling the truth.For over 5 hours American citizens were fighting for their lives and no help or command whatever was issued to save these people.Not from Obama who was at the time ensuring he got in as prez again.Amazing that CIA , State Department. Defense Department, Joint Chief of Staff did squat publically and Panetta being interrogated again stated he did not have equipment or forces available. No one gave any effort to face the President and tell him to order help. F 16´s were nearby 15 to 20 mins away at Sicily. No colateral damage was necessary, low flying fighters would have pursuaded the attackers to lay off the Consulate.The Democrats need to wake up and let them realise that no help from this crowd in the WH et al would not help them if they were in the same situation.How can this incompetant occupant of the White House face publically any camera with a straight face. Makes one want to throw up .
If Obama was on duty, Obama´s immediate mission should have been to make one phone call to the top dog Libyan over there and tell him in no uncertain terms what he expected the Libyan government to do ASAP, and if that did not happen there would be dire consequences.
For some reason, maybe an exciting basketball game on TV, or Obama needing sleep before he set out early the next morning to campaign in Las Vegas, that phone call did not happen.
No doubt after the attack was launched and up to this time the so-called main stream media has been in cover Obama´s back mode 100% and you will never hear that media report that Panetta said that Obama was "absent" the night of the Benghazi attack.
I´d like to WAKE UP the stoopid low-info American voters who re-elected this phony, hypocritical, weak-kneed liar! What were you THINKING? You idiots! Now we are stuck with Soetoro, Biden, Kerry, Carney, Axelrod, Holder, Reid, Piglosi, Jarrett, and all the other Marxist Muslim-loving terrorist lefty liberals for FOUR MORE YEARS!!! Thanks a frickin´ lot!
IF we had an actual cohort of journalists, not these brown-nosing toadies, not only would this story have been under hot, active investigation, most likely we would not be saddled with BO again. And, Hill-of-beans would not be considered for anything except the "Most Overrated" list.
We might try calling/contacting "news" outlets and complaining, asking them where their reporting is; and calling FOX to thank them for pursuing this, as they have on every other serious crisis, issue, malfeasance.
Other than that, share articles such as this one with your uninformed acquaintenances. Tell them to wake up before it´s too late!(kinda frustrating, i know... but i keep trying)
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