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Benghazi:
Where does the buck stop?

PowerLine, by Scott Johnson

Original Article

Posted By:Robinsolana, 10/28/2012 10:13:49 AM

Who is responsible for the failure to answer the urgent pleas for help that were issued during the attack in Benghazi? Paul considered the question yesterday here, reasonably attributing the responsibility to President Obama.

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We have the Betrayal in Benghazi and Washington has gone into full CYA mode. Someone is not telling the truth.
The complicit mainsteam media is stonewalling with the silent treatment, which shows how serious this is.
The Christian Science Monitor noted White House denials and the French Press in Angola, beyond that mostly silence.
The stones cry out.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 10/28/2012 10:51:48 AM     (No. 8969264)

O was 'present'

That is his usual state of being.

No action to be taken just a divorced from reality kind of guy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 100percenttexan, 10/28/2012 10:56:27 AM     (No. 8969276)

There is only one qustion that needs an answere, Who said no. We know there were assets in the area. We know that there were additional assets with in 1 hour of the area. We know that the assets tried to launch a support mission, and we know someone said no, stand down. Who is that person?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/28/2012 11:09:52 AM     (No. 8969306)

Leon Panetta did say he refused to send in troops until they understood the situation better.

Were he a military type he would understand that the military is quite capable of and even rather fond of forceful entry into dangerous situations.

It's the freaking Ambassador who should not be sent into harm's way, you doooofus.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: coldoc, 10/28/2012 11:59:22 AM     (No. 8969410)

This what happens when incompetent unexperience civians attempt to "run" the military. That does not apply to Petraeus. Is he on vacation or something?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: coldoc, 10/28/2012 12:00:23 PM     (No. 8969413)

Civilians- still seeing blood in my eyes obstructing my vision.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JoniTx, 10/28/2012 12:08:25 PM     (No. 8969430)

Here's a link from Face the Nation, John McCain, discussing Libya, claiming 'nobody died in Watergate'....

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50134035n&tag=strip

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Posted By: Robinsolana- 10/28/2012 10:13:49 AM     Post Reply
Who is responsible for the failure to answer the urgent pleas for help that were issued during the attack in Benghazi? Paul considered the question yesterday here, reasonably attributing the responsibility to President Obama.

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WASHINGTON - The White House on Saturday flatly denied that President Barack Obama withheld requests for help from the besieged American compound in Benghazi, Libya, as it came under on attack by suspected terrorists on September 11th. "Neither the president nor anyone in the White House denied any requests for assistance in Benghazi," National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor told Yahoo News by email.
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