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Benghazi Was Obama's 3 a.m. Call
Wall Street Journal, by Bret Stephens

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Posted By:StormCnter, 10/2/2012 5:47:31 AM

Why won't the Libya story go away? Why can't the memory of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and his staff be consigned to the same sad-and-sealed file of Americans killed abroad in dangerous line of duty? How has an episode that seemed at first to have been mishandled by the Romney camp become an emblem of a feckless and deluded foreign policy? The story-switching and stonewalling haven't helped. But let's start a little earlier. The hour is 5 p.m., Sept. 11, Washington time, and the scene is an Oval Office meeting

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: truthfetish, 10/2/2012 6:03:23 AM     (No. 8903572)

Good Cliff Notes summary: Ineptitude or politicization? you decide.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 10/2/2012 6:21:43 AM     (No. 8903586)

Were they concerned about Libya's 'sovereignty' when they were providing weapons to the rebels/terrorists? Didn't think so. I hope this is Zippy's (and Hillary's) Waterloo.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JimS, 10/2/2012 6:34:33 AM     (No. 8903603)

WSJ misses the elephant in the room.
Question: Why was Stevens in Benghazi in the first place, along with the Navy SEALS?
Answer: They were there to try to recover some of the weapons that President Empty Chair, surreptiously and without Congressional approval, gave to the Libyan rebels for their Arab Spring Break. The ambassador and Navy SEALS were likely killed with those very same weapons.
This is the mideast version of Fast and Furious--Obama's "Iran Contra".
That is why the FBI is not pushing hard to start investigating. That is why there was a coverup.
If Americans knew Obama had armed Al Quaida, and then compounded the error by sending Stevens into Benghazi without appropriate security, they would toss his skinny, worthless butt out of the White House

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 10/2/2012 6:56:13 AM     (No. 8903627)

#3 Bingo!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: strike3, 10/2/2012 6:57:06 AM     (No. 8903628)

"It was five in the afternoon when Mr. Obama took his 3 a.m. call. He still flubbed it."

We knew the Clown Prince was going to mess up every little emergency that came his way. When Iran strikes, when China threatens, when Venezuela explodes, the price will be much higher.

But will his adoring hollywood groupies and his starry-eyed college professors and his smitten crowd of single white women even care that his head is pure mush? That is our biggest concern in November.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: right-turn, 10/2/2012 7:10:06 AM     (No. 8903647)

And didn't Romney have the gall to criticize the so-called president and get crucified by the media and even some so-called Republicans?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/2/2012 7:18:07 AM     (No. 8903655)

Not very long ago there was a hilarious YouTube video called "Honey Badger don't care". It perfectly captured the typical Obama voter. Obama Badger don't care about no 3am call. In fact, Obama Badger don't care about no Libya or Fast and Furious or anything else except that free Obamaphone.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: DaisyMae, 10/2/2012 7:23:58 AM     (No. 8903661)

***and it went voice mail****Nothing makes sense here. Unless Hillary was offering up a sacrificial lamb in the form of our Ambassador, who just happened to so lightly defended.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jinx, 10/2/2012 7:35:53 AM     (No. 8903674)

Valerie decided that there was no way Obama could be blamed for this terrorist attack. That was all they were concerned about. What or who could they blame it on. We need to know who knew about that video and started the excuse. The man who made the video has a hit on his head. If he is killed, the Obama regime will have more blood on their hands.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 10/2/2012 7:56:26 AM     (No. 8903713)

Follow-on to #5:
And when those threats you mention come to take us down, literally and physically, right here on our own soil, the idiots you refer to in your last paragraph will be the first to be rounded up, because they're the idiots, and won't be useful any more. They will have served their purpose.

The rest of us will be the high school kids in the mountains, shouting ''Wolverines!'' and taking our country back.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: The Architect, 10/2/2012 7:56:47 AM     (No. 8903715)

It may have been his 30 AM Call. Too bad Zippy hit the snooze button and went back to sleep.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LZK, 10/2/2012 9:14:22 AM     (No. 8903884)

Some things are not "forgettable" and "spinable" as the obama administration are finding out. The American people are listening to the stories and are increasingly understanding this man -- i.e. zero -- doesn't have a clue -- and what's worse -- "doesn't" care.....

LZK

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Reply 13 - Posted by: heartlandgal, 10/2/2012 9:14:50 AM     (No. 8903885)

Amb Stevens deserved better. He was somebody's son, brother, uncle, maybe father (I don't know), but Obama left him there unprotected. Obama is clueless about national security.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Felixcat, 10/2/2012 9:29:11 AM     (No. 8903901)

How many US Ambassadors were killed during the W years?

How many heads-of-state friendly to the USA were overthrown during the W years?

How many enemies of the US were disposed of during the W years?

Now contrast your answers to these questions afetr substituting Obama for W...

Since 9/11, we have pumped billions of dollars into out "intelligence community" for what?






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Reply 15 - Posted by: Lightmaker, 10/2/2012 9:29:27 AM     (No. 8903902)

"So sorry, nobody home!"

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Reply 16 - Posted by: phillyred, 10/2/2012 9:35:24 AM     (No. 8903915)

Where is the new media demanding to know why the "dots weren't connected"? On the anniversary of 9/11!!!!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: MDConservative, 10/2/2012 9:47:17 AM     (No. 8903940)

"If Americans knew..."

What? What would happen? Romney knows, or ought to know, and he's unwilling to call the President on it because he knows the media will hammer him as "unpatriotic"...foreign policy disputes now stop altogether. Obviously, Americans don't care much.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Nan, 10/2/2012 10:06:59 AM     (No. 8903972)

Obama did more than flub it, he totally ignored it and then attempted to cover up the fact. Lies, lies and more lies.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: AnnaS, 10/2/2012 10:54:46 AM     (No. 8904080)

#18 it appears you are exactly right---Americans don't care.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: fairplay, 10/2/2012 10:55:35 AM     (No. 8904082)

Obama clumsily minimized the Benghazi attack for political considerations. It was to close to election day!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: MattMusson, 10/2/2012 11:02:45 AM     (No. 8904096)

I believe they deliberately muddied the waters because they were warned ahead of time the attack was coming - and took no action.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: rsgonner, 10/2/2012 11:10:04 AM     (No. 8904111)

#3 has it. The coupe by the media will prevent any of this getting out. One last desperate chance to save out country. If obozo wins, there will be nothing left next year at this time.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: rambo77, 10/2/2012 11:38:54 AM     (No. 8904175)

If Obama wins, we will witness something that hasn't happened here since 1776. We will see a revival of the Minute Men and that style of thinking. Nothing big or mind boggling but things will start to happen. Like the loose seats in the AA aircraft. Americans will start to think of America as it was. Many government officials who will be empowered to enforce the Obama laws will cease to function for one reason or another. Now there will be many folks who will rejoice in the new "freedom" but it won't last long. They will come to see the error of their ways. It'll take a while but it will be very interesting to see.
You can't stop ideals that nurture your very being and stick them in a box. We are not made that way. But it will be very interesting to watch and see the pieces fall where they do. Let's pay attention, people! Don't let this happen!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/2/2012 12:10:14 PM     (No. 8904272)

Many of us have already fled to the most rural parts of our country and cultivated the skills and habits that will sustain ourselves and our children without the help or hindrance of a government grown cancerous.

It's not too late.



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Reply 25 - Posted by: Photoonist, 10/2/2012 2:19:42 PM     (No. 8904614)

The entire foreign policy of the 0bama regime is a disaster. The killings in Benghazi is just the most over symptom.There will be many more disasters unless we can uncover all the stupid mistakes, and deliberate ones, and turn them all around.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: BoeufRiver, 10/2/2012 2:56:49 PM     (No. 8904718)

Ambassador Stevens and the SEALS were sacrificed to o's agenda. Presumably the Ambassador was a democrat and it begs the question: how many democrats at that level still can't see the reality that they are all expendable(as are we) to o's agenda?

The Obots wanting a phone will not see, but is it possible that even democrats operating at relatively high govt levels are blind to their non-worth in the current administration?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: jimboendaatl, 10/2/2012 3:15:41 PM     (No. 8904759)

Romney was the only one right on this and he was early, he didn't wait to see what focus groups told him. The idiots on the left can't stand it so they create this bogus "he jumped the gun" mantra that the MSM talking heads are repeating.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: jhboatwright, 10/2/2012 3:16:11 PM     (No. 8904761)

RE: "... I hope this is Zippy's (and Hillary's) Waterloo.,,,,"

Not a chance because neither America nor any player in the West has a Leader of the Caliber of the Duke of Wellington,..


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Reply 29 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 10/2/2012 4:14:01 PM     (No. 8904939)

Yeah, but....didn't Zero say the Islamists have their guns and their religion?!
Oh. Wait. That was about US Christians.


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Reply 30 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/2/2012 8:27:01 PM     (No. 8905489)

Folks, Benghazi is being covered up pure and simple. This distraction will be milked for all it is worth between now and November 6th to confuse and keep the voters off track (the less the sheep know about Obie's failures, keeps them in line).

Look at the big picture right now. Romney needs to break out...starting now. He needs us, your family, your friends and your friend's friends to get him there. talk to everyone you can (nicely, that is) in hopes some of them will see the light and understand that we are at a cross roads, and need Romney to fix it. A Tea Party candidate will come, just dont have that right now.

Gary Johnson will draw 2 to 3 percent of the vote from folks who would normally poll for Romney. I dont know if Paul is even on the ballot. We dont have a Ralph Nadar this time to suck votes from the dims. Must keep our priorities in place.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: grampstosix, 10/2/2012 8:27:54 PM     (No. 8905491)

You have to love this happening six weeks before the elections and Rep. Issa starting the hearings about it one week after the first debate. Timing is everything.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/2/2012 9:22:06 PM     (No. 8905593)

ValJar won't let him answer the phone at 3AM or any other time.

Sad state of affairs.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/2/2012 10:48:57 PM     (No. 8905742)

Barry was probably watching ESPN and smoking a blunt when the call came.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: FormerDem, 10/2/2012 11:02:56 PM     (No. 8905767)

great article

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A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

You´re in denial if
you think Steve Israel is
wrong about GOP racism

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Daily Beast, by Michael Tomasky    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/14/2014 6:09:58 AM     Post Reply
Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.


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