At his news conference Wednesday, President Barack Obama postured as the young Galahad striding out onto the schoolyard to stop a pair of bullies from beating up a girl. (Snip) Consider again what Obama said. Susan Rice "had nothing to do with Benghazi." But if she "had nothing to do with Benghazi," why was she sent out to explain Benghazi? Why did the White House not send Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, CIA Director David Petraeus, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta or National Security Adviser Tom Donilon?
Comments: Tom Donilon gets my vote for the person - or one of the persons - responsible for the CIA talking points scrubbing. His job in the last few months has been to keep Obama´s campaign eruption-free, especially in the national security area. It´s all about image. The fixer.
Near the end of this piece, Buchanan opines that the reason for the CIA talking points alteration could have been one of two:
One, the "spontaneous protest" story would enable Obama to keep pushing his campaign line that he had gotten Osama bin Laden and that al-Qaida was "on the path to defeat." A successful al-Qaida-type attack in Libya would have contradicted his best foreign policy claim.
Second, a spontaneous attack would absolve the administration of responsibility for failing to see it coming, failing to provide greater security, failing to have forces prepared to deal with it.
Yep, a heapin´ helpin´ of Uncle Brock´s Wild Rice. You´ll spit it out instantly because it tastes and small so bad. Wayyyy past its expiration date. Don´t know why this administration continues to serve that stuff that no one wants.
Obama´s lies about Benghazi, Susan Rice etc. are big enough to drive a Mack truck through them. Come´on Republicans in the House and Senate - you know it, we know it, so let´s get Articles of Impeachment rolling now. Rattle the spoil brat´s cage.
Even if the Senate wouldn´t convict him, his term will be soiled if the House votes to Impeach him. The hearings should be long and drawn out - lasting until or even after the Inauguration. Just think of how he will go down in history books - "Impeached President is sworn in again and vows to keep on lying in his second term."
Susan Rice, thundered Obama, "made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her." The WH requested she appear, but left it up to her what to say? I don´t think so.
Who feeds Carney his lies every day? Who feeds Holder his lies every day? Who feeds Clinton her lies every day?
All these people lie with impunity because they know the press is more than willing to look the other way. All these people are puppets of the Soros/Jarrett misinformation machine. Look no further for the source.
Put Rice under oath and ask her the question. Get an answer, unlike the Craig Livingstone/FBI files debacle 20 years ago.
Enough already. The 2 baby war sluts sent to bring Petraeus down dined once or twice in the WH, so the Petraeus set up is months in the planning. The control of the election must have been planned for years. This administration has been planned frame by frame like a Hitchcock movie. Benghazi is going to be a 4 month ordeal. And when it looks like its going bad for the dems, Hillary and Huma are going to be muslimists taking the fall. And then a little misdirection with Bill´s latest women problems, maybe with an emir´s wife, or a parade of gay republicans. And then, maybe in November we get a leak the press is permitted to follow about Obama´s proclivities. And some of the sealed documents. And then he comes out as a muslim, or as he will endlessly explain, a Chris-lum. And then the impeachment in early 2014, followed by Lindsey and McCain voting "No" for removal. Then something like a "Legitimatly sourced" letter, which will be published in "Der Spiegel" warning that unless the US pulls its armies out of every country, an EMP will be launched and exploded by a secret power. All this planned frame by frame -- to cover for Iran and other brand X muslim entities having time to push Israel into WWIII. And for the unions to break small and large companies so they can be nationalized by the government. And just in case the American 47% wakes up, there are all those billions of rounds of hollow point bullets for possible emergencies -- which will have been 3-4 years in the imagined planning. Not to mention the pre-2008 election planning for that Nobel Peace Prize thing.
Rice´s script probably came from Axelrod, who was for all intents and purposes Obama´s principal spokesman during the campaign. Today´s denial of any edits by the NSC´s Ben Rhodes was carefully worded to deny edits made by the White House or State -- a Clintonian parsing that doesn´t cover Axelrod. The best part of this is that as head of the campaign, Axelrod was a private citizen -- Obama and Holder can´t assert any privileges if Axelrod is subpoenaed by a Congressional committee for testimony under oath.
Probably nobody will take the hit: the Press will focus on the sex angle and ignore the four dead Americans and the President who was in a meeting in the Oval Office by 5:15 that 9/11 evening, obviously on Benghazi, and then flew to a fundraiser in Vegas the next day. Just as they will continue to show pictures of him hugging victims of Sandy without mentioning that virtually nothing is being done by a disgraceful FEMA and that Obama flies off after an hour on AF1.
#3 is on the right track. They are all in it and the theme was common knowledge. Who dotted the "i"s and crossed the "t"s is of minor relevance. Might even be a red herring to distract from the above fact.
Who even knew about that obscure video, and how did they know about it? Were they part of its inception for its later usefulness? This entire administration is a Punch and Judy show with its inflated pig bladders to amuse and distract the masses.
There´s a theory being pushed by the left that the CIA told the WH and Congress not to say it was terrorists because then the terrorists would know we were spying on them. That´s the ultimate in gullibility if you ask me!
The lies came out of Obama’s White House. Either he knew it and is guilty, or he didn’t and is incompetent. In either case, it fits “high crimes and misdemeanors.” A president lying to the people to hide an act of war upon foreign American soil by heavily armed militias is not a trivial matter.
Look, this isn´t that difficult. Obama himself essentially confirmed unwittingly that someone(s) in the White House prepped her. She´s the UN ambassador, for Pete´s sake. What the heck would she know about a State Department / CIA operation? And Obama pointed that out himself. He also pointed out that the White House asked her to do it. Why? Anyone at or above room temperature could figure out that they picked her precisely because she is female, black, and clueless. Ergo, they calculated, unassailable and able to claim plausible deniability if challenged later. Exactly what they´re doing right now.
So is it even necessary to establish the precise document trace leading to the specific individual who did the markup of the talking point memo and coached her? No it isn´t. The entire coven of co-conspirators and apparatchiks in the White House discussed, strategized, selected, and prepped her for her mission plausible.
And to whom do they all report? Barack Hussein Obama. Perpetrator found.
The issue will not go away if we do not allow it to go away. If we are going to ruin Obie politically, now is the time. But, the House committees that will be investigating the matter need to be all over it- on camera, in newspapers, and on the radio, communicating the status of the investigation. This will be the best way to isolate the msm and possiblly force them to report, especially when it comes time for the House to vote on articles of impeachment.
This administration is corrupt from top to bottom. They are ALL in on the Benghazi cover-up. And, yes, they ALL are incompetent and way over their heads for the government positions they hold. This is the down side of affirmative action and elitist liberal educations, combined with no private sector job experience. Obama deserves the stain of impeachment, even it is only by the House.
Like most of you here, I am doubtful that justice will ever be served for the four dead Americans. As in the election, we are fighting on two fronts; one against Obama and his minions and the other against the media. I would love to see some accountability from this administration, but when you are godlike, not too many have the courage and honor to go up against you. I hope and pray that there are some good men and women in government/media who will not let this go down the rabbit hole.
Exactly #11. Their misdeeds are an open book, yet the bam administration holds onto their lies like a baby to a pacifier. They don´t care how irrelevant their counter arguments are, etc. As long as they have anything to say in response, they think that is good enough. Well maybe so in their affirmative action world but not in reality.
Good #8. This administration plays Simon-Says with the truth or some variation of that, "Who´s on First?" skit, another luc poster mentioned before.
We can all talk till we are blue in the face, but nothing is going to happen with our spineless congress and gloating Pravda idol worshipers that presently pass for our press. At this point, for things to change in government, it is going to take more than talk.
#1, FTA: "Second, a spontaneous attack would absolve the administration of responsibility for failing to see it coming, failing to provide greater security, failing to have forces prepared to deal with it."
They did not fail to see it coming. They knew the 9/11 events were happening all over the Arab Spring countries and in Benghazi in particular. They only looked at it from the left´s perspective of how to use it to their advantage - while directing attention / to blame America for being too offensive. It was sufficient to leave events on the ground to unfold as long as they had plausible deniability in relying on Libyan forces. They didn´t do all they could because they were thinking of a different approach: the appeasement approach and how to use the crisis they thought would come. Rice knew this much when she was appointed the special point person to carry the water.
Nobody. Listen very carefully to the words. Obama said that Rice "gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her." He didn´t say that she went out and parrotted what she had been given. He said Rice gave HER understanding of the intelligence.
From the description of Rice in Milbaank´s column in the Must Reads today, it appears Rice is an aggressive loose cannon who doesn´t play well with the other children in Washington. However, as a black woman, with the double helping of priviledge and special treatment that come with being both black AND female in 21st Century America, her immunity may be too strong for even Obama to do anything about.
So- perhaps the edits were made by Rice herself, and Obama just sent her out with a target on her back for McCain and Graham to do the political wet work and take the heat for it, leaving Obama´s hands clean, keeping him out of trouble with those promoting Rice for Sec State, and clearing the way for Kerry.
Oh, and since when did conservative Tea Party Republicans cheer like soccer fans for ... McCain??? Graham??? Give me a break. Something wrong with THAT picture as well. I suspect the whole thing is a carefully laid out charade to eliminate Rice from the Sec State nomination process, complete with feigned outrage, race accusations, anger, and drama. But first a word from our sponsors.
*Obama was gun and missile running against Constitutional authority...assumption the armaments came from manufacturer Lockheed
*Petraeus meets with Romney for VP slot..Obama freaks out
*7/13 the Ethicist letter appears in the favorite Obama outlet the NYT´s, as The Sword of Damacles over Petraeus
*8/6 Obama scoffs at fnundraiser that Romney “thinks” Petraeus will be his VP
*Benghazi 9/11 rape and murder of US ambassador Stevens and ex Seals murder happens...who asked the Seals to use their lazer to light up their position? As that pinpointed to the terrorists where to slaughter the Seals when no Drone intended help...so who led the Seals to believe there was armed help above? Otherwise they would not have revealed their own position
*Petraeus signed on to the Obama Internet video meme coverup story....just as blackmailed to do...to cover his own personal indiscretions being publically released....(Obama White House blackmails and threatens Petraeus for political control)
*Obama reelected (through fraud)
*Petraeus submits letter of resignation within two days with affair as excuse…..to aviod missile running exposure
*Lockheed new CEO, supplier of illegal armamnets ALSO submits resignation letter for affairs ( supplier of missiles and guns to Obama) now believing this excuses himself to sworn Congressional investigation too )
*Brennan prolly came up with Rice´s lie...as Clapper runs nothing....he is simply the disposable one for troubled times as the thrust to take own Israel has been in play for Obama since day 1...
*.Obama´s AlQaeda rebels take out and kill and rape Russian allie Kaddaffi (turning LIBYA over to Muslim Brotherhood)
*.Obama running guns and missiles including illegal Stinger missiles per NATO treaty... Illegally into Russia´s alley Syria ....in an attempt to take down Assad and bring Syria under Muslim Brotherhood control
* Russia behind Benghazi attack of Ambassador Stevens, using their rebel force... as payback for Kaddaffi...a rape and murder for a rape and murder
*Russia does victory lap...in arrogant move and show of power....their nuclear submarine off East Coast of the United States on Election Day 2012
Does this add up to Sedition, Treason or Ignorance??? Middle East now controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood...and missile strikes begin after Obama re-election...on Israel....As the FBI likes to say "There are no coincidences"
We´ve all read so many stories and seen so many informational conflicts that I´m sure I´ve missed a lot of it. But, has the administration, or any representative of it, explained why Ambassador Stevens was in Benghazi? And have we heard why none of the 30 (or so) people who were evacuated from Benghazi have been available to the media?
There is the Obama "official" line and then there is reality. The Obama crew has been airbrushing radical Islamic terrorists out of just about every terrorist incident that has happened since he got elected. As an example remember the incident at Fort Hood, where an obvious Islamic terrorist who infiltrated the US military murdered a number of US soldiers that the Obama crew labeled as an instance of "workplace violence"?
A few Items I have not seen answered and a couple that I have not seen ever questioned!
1. Apparently at least two CIA agents managed to get to the Benghazi CIA Annex (those that rescued 20 plus people from the Consulate. How did they get there so fast when no others (Special Forces or Military) could?
2. We were told that there was no way those Special Forces or Military could get there within the 7 hour period of the attack so they were not sent. How did those making that decision know that the attack would only last 7 hours. What if the attack lasted 10 or 12 hours, and those that died also lasted that long. It seems no one in charge ever tried to send anyone to the rescue. They just left them there!
3. What is the FBI doing on foreign land. I thought the FBI was an internal US law enforcement service. Why was the AG even involved in a State Department responsibility.
4. Has anyone identified or talked to those that were recused? What information have they contributed to the issue?
5. Why did it take over two weeks for any US people get to the Consulate after the attack? (and they were only there 1 hour). How could CNN get there ahead of the FBI (or anyone else) and find the Ambassadors personal diary?
Today I learned for the first time that the RNC accepted a "consent decree" back in 1981 that essentially allows the rats to get away with uncontested fraud every election. This decree is renewed as needed by rat judges.
So my point is that it doesn´t matter what Obama does. It´s all fixed. I have to wonder how Reagan got elected a 2nd time, and both Bushes. Maybe the rats hadn´t perfected the stealing yet.
Personally - especially since Obama likes to crow about having government officials who "look like us" - I have to wonder who he means by "us"? Seems to me the blacks who vote color every time (unlike Allen West) are disproportionally represented and these people aren´t the least bit shy about feathering their own nests in the spirit of revenge that zero called for.
We need unity, toughness and overwhelming numbers to counteract this and bring back some decency to our government. Until then how can it matter what this administration says and does? The rat base does not care.
Now let´s see. You pick the one person in your administration that is totally clueless about what happened in Benghazi -- Susan Rice -- and send her out as the spokesperson on Benghazi for the administration. She mindlessly parrots a "briefing" that is pure fiction on five Sunday talk shows.
If she knew the real story, she was totally dishonest. If she didn´t know, she must be really, really stupid! Either way, she should not be Secretary of State.
It isn´t incompetence, it´s policy. Obama is a communist plant to destroy us. The attack was to silence the bag man, Stephens, who was buying weapons from Gadhafi´s stash. They were stolen by AQ for the Syrian campaign, and to take out Israel helicopters. The stink of Obama hasn´t settled because the media keeps blowing the fumes away. Petraeus was blackmailed and bribed, the election was stolen, and the elitist media are looking "forward" to the establishment of the new world order to replace American power with Soros/UN style fascism. After sabotaging the United States, obama will rule through the NWO, unless some patriots stop him.
My bet is on Hillary because I don´t think Obama pays attention to this foreign military stuff unless he is required to send in a drone. Hillary was calling the shots and Obama told everyone else what to say. Who dug up the Patreaus affair? That would be the Valgal and Axelhood. Whatever, it all sounds like Chicago-lie-cover-up stuff.
The buck stops we know where, especially when it flutters down to the top of his legendary desk in the Oval Office. Trying his best to swagger, sinuate and slither his way out of the ultimate responsibility for Rice saying what she said is buck-passing of the highest order. C’mon, Barry! Fess up! Your umbrageous act has worn paper thin.
The WH can just deny anything because it successfully discredited Petraus. All in the plan. Nothing will ever stick. The press has no interest in pursuing. Credit to Graham et al but it won´t go anywhere.
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