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The White House’s Benghazi
bungling is proving a disaster

Telegraph [UK], by Nile Gardiner

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/28/2012 8:06:54 PM

President Obama hasn’t even begun his second term yet, but his administration is already struggling with a huge credibility problem on the Benghazi front. Watch this video posted today at The Weekly Standard, which shows White House Press Secretary Jay Carney telling National Journal correspondent Major Garrett that Obama “is not particularly concerned” whether Susan Rice misled the American people in a series of talk show interviews following the killing of US Ambassador Christopher Stephens and three other US personnel in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11. Carney told the assembled White House press corps: What the president is worried about,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 11/28/2012 8:20:34 PM     (No. 9038444)

...it´s sad when one has to go to the British press to make sure they are not going crazy. Saw the video of Carney earlier in the day. Could not believe the ´tude that was projected...

...I know they have only had 2 1/2 months since, but I would love to know exactly where and with who the president was with during the events. That could give great clarity to the debacle...

...everything else including Petraeus is so much window dressing. Watergate was a little story at election time. It took til the following summer to blow apart. I trust that in today´s world, it won´t take quite as long...


Reply 2 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/28/2012 8:21:54 PM     (No. 9038448)

The new crisis will come, Benghazi will be forgotten in the smoke of the new crisis. Democrats now rule, so, we´ll just have to ´Move On´ like we did past the Clinton cigar/blue dress/lies debacle. Don´t you people get it? Democrats have the reigns of our government, now. So- what do you expect will happen?


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 11/28/2012 8:53:09 PM     (No. 9038479)

Is it true that there were 2 or 3 more attacks in the following week?
I didn´t see it in the MSM, but caught a fleeting spot on the radio.


Reply 4 - Posted by: gesundheit, 11/28/2012 9:00:12 PM     (No. 9038496)

The President may not be ´´particularly concerned´´ that Susan Rice lied to several TV talkshow panels, but if he nominates her for Secretary of State and she lies to Congress under oath during her confirmation hearings, she will be committing perjury and could end up in jail.

That may not ´´particularly concern´´ the President either, but if Ms. Rice testifies at her trial that the President asked her to lie to Congress, the President could be convicted of suborning perjury, and that might finally cause the President a little concern.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Udanja99, 11/28/2012 9:06:34 PM     (No. 9038503)

Nah, #4. Clinton skated on suborning perjury. If he can get away with it, you know that the historic first sort of black messianic president will skate like a roller derby queen.


Reply 6 - Posted by: grampstosix, 11/28/2012 9:19:15 PM     (No. 9038521)

We´re learning now that Rice tried to help cover up the Rwanda slaughter during the Clinton administration when Clinton was taking heat for not doing anything about the matter. She´s just not to be trusted.


Reply 7 - Posted by: TXspyder, 11/29/2012 1:29:09 AM     (No. 9038734)

Ooooh!!!


Lookie here: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/112112-634358-susan-rice-thwarted-bin-laden-capture.htm


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/29/2012 6:53:44 AM     (No. 9038878)

As long as the left controls the media and the education system, we´re sunk.


Reply 9 - Posted by: azusaman, 11/29/2012 6:56:11 AM     (No. 9038883)

Couldn´t agree with #2 more.


Reply 10 - Posted by: lancelink1, 11/29/2012 6:58:32 AM     (No. 9038887)

Hold your calls we have a winner. #8 is spot on. Exact and to the center of the issues in under 15 words.


Reply 11 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 11/29/2012 7:02:23 AM     (No. 9038890)

Something that has been completely forgotten in all this is what happened in Cairo. OK, maybe that riot was the result of outrage over ´the video´, but if you recall, mob participants scaled our Enbassy walls there, pulled down our American flag, burned it, and raised up their own al qaeda flag, all the while shouting ´´Obama! We are Osama!´´

It was there, prior to the events in Benghazi, that our Marines were ordered also to STAND DOWN.

That Embassy WAS staffed by a Marines guard - why were they ordered to stand down in Cairo?

It was SEPTEMBER 11, for God´s sake!

I still firmly believe these events were set in motion intentionally, by forces who wanted to use this ´outrage´ to their advantage for other reasons - not the religion of pieces. Who could that be.......?

Other than that, no big deal.
/s


Reply 12 - Posted by: nimby, 11/29/2012 7:03:55 AM     (No. 9038894)

We all knew from day 1 that BO did not care about the death of Americans. He cared about getting re-elected. What more can one expect from " my, me, mine"?


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 11/29/2012 7:11:36 AM     (No. 9038902)

P.S. Explosive stuff, #7! I missed it at the time - wish I´d seen it when it was first new. Susan Rice is an unmitigated one-woman disaster for the U.S.!

A couple of coinkydinks to ponder:

1. Does anyone else notice that Susan Rice looks A LOT like Eric Holder?

2. The Ambassador to the Sudan in the Clinton years referred to in #7´s link was Tim Carney. Any relation to the #1 PressBoy?


Reply 14 - Posted by: LZK, 11/29/2012 7:55:35 AM     (No. 9038951)

It´s quite obvious what happened -- but -- WE seem to have forgotten four American lives were lost because no one in the White House could make a decision to send in the Marines.....

Sad waste of life....

LZK


Reply 15 - Posted by: gewgaw, 11/29/2012 8:25:09 AM     (No. 9039000)

Need to now....just exactly where was Obama when this went down???


Reply 16 - Posted by: WAN2, 11/29/2012 8:35:08 AM     (No. 9039016)

Racist Inferiors do not question Our Leader. He is omnipotent.


Reply 17 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 11/29/2012 8:47:25 AM     (No. 9039034)

FTA: Carney’s response, as the president’s official spokesman is extraordinarily dismissive of the concerns of the American people as well as the United States Congress, and is representative of the administration’s shambolic handling of the Benghazi attack.

Dictators can say and do whatever suits their purpose when and why they want to do it.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: sadc, 11/29/2012 8:56:47 AM     (No. 9039049)

We could have a video of one of these bozos in the White House committing a crime and we would be told it was taken out of context, not exactly as it seems, too complicated to understand but wise people are meeting and examining and there is nothing of concern. They are getting bolder.


Reply 19 - Posted by: Felixcat, 11/29/2012 9:04:19 AM     (No. 9039065)

"is not particularly concerned" and so was a majority (however slim) of the American voting public lst Novemebr 6, 2012.

Rice pushed to get US involvement in Libya to prevent genocide - remember that was Obama´s justification for ignoring Congress to start the air war against Ghaddafi. I suspect that in some ways, Ms. Rice has been much more engaged in foreign policy than her boss, Hillary, who has been busy on her world wine tasting tour.


Reply 20 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 11/29/2012 9:05:03 AM     (No. 9039069)

Thanks #7: This woman is not merely a benign “champion”of someone else’s talking points, she’s showing deliberate malignance on her own.


Reply 21 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 11/29/2012 9:15:51 AM     (No. 9039088)

The only people who are concerned are those who didn´t vote for Obama the first or second time. You know how far that got us.


Reply 22 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 11/29/2012 9:31:00 AM     (No. 9039116)

Zippy controls the "Justice" Department and the media.

So where does all this go? The above posters have already provided the answer - - NOWHERE!

NEXT!!!


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 11/29/2012 9:37:37 AM     (No. 9039131)

the Hagmanns - pere et fils - have 2 very interesting posts on this whole story. What is isn´t, and what isn´t is...


Reply 24 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/29/2012 9:39:09 AM     (No. 9039136)

I don`t think Benghazi has been a disaster for Obama. He has been skating on this issue like all the other issues. Nothing can touch this guy. Others may be hammered over it but Barack continues on his marxist way seemingly unconcerned. After all, he won reelection so the public at large didn`t seem to care about it either. Also, the GOP has been unable/unwilling or just plain asleep at the wheel with regard to using this issue to gain an upper hand on the fiscal cliff/tax issues.


Reply 25 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 11/29/2012 9:45:11 AM     (No. 9039146)

Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton do not like each other. Why? Susan Rice´s new job at the UN was a thorn in Hillary´s side. There was some competition there as there were dualing offices at State. That may not have happened, but the more we find out about Susan Rice the better it is for our country. We know Hillary is a huge Lefty. Susan is, too. The State Dept is full of them because I know a couple. Start digging for info, because this is going to get ugly. They are all incomptetnts pretending that they are the opposite.

Obama´s not concerned about Susan because he knows she will lie for him at every turn. Apparently Hillary will not lie anymore for him. What´s a faithful Commie to do? Send out someone that will. Susan got the job with the promise that she would be SOS. Is this a great country, or what?


Reply 26 - Posted by: peterfleming, 11/29/2012 9:51:02 AM     (No. 9039155)

What millions call, "the left", and even more fools call "liberals", are all Democrats (and much too many Republicans) promoting socialism, fascism and communism. For many stealth decades, the media, all of academe, quietly laying in all the language and indoctrination of cultural Marxism, destroying individualism, like an as yet undiscovered cancer. There are no exceptions. There are two Obama stories. One is what actually happened. The other: what Obama, comrades and 90% of the media instruct us (brainwash us), on what happened. Indoctrination. What we get is the cowardly blindsiding of the four deaths in Benghazi, done effectively by the complicit protectorate of the Diane Sawyers, TV Mafia Media thugs, the elite limo media that follows all Party Line orders. Their uniformly omissive watch dog press, gave Obama an already crooked election. Call them rigid followers of The Party Line, right out of Hitler & Stalin. This one grand omitting distortion saved his fraudulent election. Is the carelessly promising Obama, a second Hitler? Are the protective propaganda Sawyers, another Goebells ?


Reply 27 - Posted by: artlover, 11/29/2012 9:53:12 AM     (No. 9039160)

You juat as well forget it - nothing is going to happen here. Obama is "elected by a majority," he thinks and there is nothing we can do. We are now a country who has NO freedoms and you just as well get used to it. Forget it----------


Reply 28 - Posted by: Danceman, 11/29/2012 9:58:52 AM     (No. 9039170)

Pure and simple, he froze.


Reply 29 - Posted by: snewb098, 11/29/2012 10:29:06 AM     (No. 9039229)

What baffles me is why Obama can´t just say where he was on Sep 11th 50pm-110pm.
Saying he can´t comment because of an investigation is downright silly or devious
and I aint buyin´ silly.


Reply 30 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/29/2012 10:56:57 AM     (No. 9039313)

Effect on American MSM and voters?

(crickets)


Reply 31 - Posted by: larryp, 11/29/2012 11:15:05 AM     (No. 9039350)

see #7 post
http://tinyurl/dy7p537
susan rice thwarted the capture of bin ladin
during Clintoon era.

Notice that all the important stuff in our slide dn is knocked off the front pages? Notice that it is a black person that takes the hit? Notice that the GOP does nothing, really ? Notice that the former Presidential candidate is heading up oposotin. Notice that this gives cover to Obama and the GOP?


Reply 32 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 11/29/2012 11:15:24 AM     (No. 9039351)

Susan Rice should be strapped to the President like Ahab was to the whale.


Reply 33 - Posted by: Reality, 11/29/2012 11:18:05 AM     (No. 9039355)

Anyone who has a modicum of intelligence and is not OD´ed on Kool Aide knows that Rice wasv told to lie by Mr.0blamer.
The whole story was dreamed up by his handlers Mr Axelrod and Ms Jarret.
Nothing more than a politically motivated coverup of the lie that was stated by Joe Plugs. "Binladen Dead, GM alive". While both are true neither prove much of anything.
GM is still broke and Al Quida is still alive and well.


Reply 34 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 11/29/2012 11:18:18 AM     (No. 9039356)

FTA: Carney’s response, as the president’s official spokesman is extraordinarily dismissive of the concerns of the American people as well as the United States Congress, and is representative of the administration’s shambolic handling of the Benghazi attack.

Wow - I just learned a new word and it needs to be used in every discussion of the Obama handling of Benghazi, the economy, immigration, and in all things Democrat and DC.
shambolic— adj
informal completely disorganized; chaotic
(irregularly formed from shambles)

FTA: The lack of clarity from the White House on Benghazi is proving a disaster for the Obama administration, giving every impression that it is lacking in transparency, competence and accountability.

Too bad the morons who voted for Zippy don´t read this kind of article. I just hope the Republicans in Congress read it.


Reply 35 - Posted by: joew9, 11/29/2012 11:53:25 AM     (No. 9039423)

Wishful thinking. The White House could purposely bungle this is the worst way imaginable and they MSM won´t cover it or will say the mistake is understandable. So it all doesn´t matter.


Reply 36 - Posted by: wexfordcounty, 11/29/2012 1:16:47 PM     (No. 9039615)

OMG, this might threaten Barry´s re-election....oh right, never mind.


Reply 37 - Posted by: Chiritwo, 11/29/2012 1:18:24 PM     (No. 9039622)

Why haven´t we heard yet who gave the order to "stand down"? That order guaranteed the murder of those brave men. Where is a "Bob Woodward" for this. His investigation started with a break in - this one will start with 4 murders.


Reply 38 - Posted by: Momma Walton, 11/29/2012 2:00:07 PM     (No. 9039686)

The only salvation for America is Almighty God. Nothing changed! We have forsaken Him and allowed Obama to take over.

It is only in God´s Son, Jesus, that man is saved! It is so simple. When, we, as a country,repent, get down on our knees, declare Jesus is Lord and His Word is true, then and only then will we be set free.

God is able to deliver US from all evil - here and abroad!

Open your dusty Bible, read it with a desire to be set free! The Old Testament provides US with the ways/means of salvation, being saved physically as well as spiritually!

God loves His creation and ever responds to the call/prayer of those who sincerely come, willing to follow His plan, able to stand firm in the Truth that US free!

Our founding fathers provided US with the determination to stand up for righteousness.

Where are our leaders today?

Have entitlements caused the havoc we experience today?

What is "most" important for US to survive/thrive?

The answer to all these questions is found in God´s Word.

Stand up for Righteousness!

God´s way is always the best way and it leads us all to the eternal Kingdom prepared for those who love Jesus, King of "all" kings/Lord of "all" lords!

Again, pray for America!

May we shine bright again, for the whole world to see, also to know Who set US free - Jesus Christ, God´s only-begotten Son!


Reply 39 - Posted by: Marzon, 11/29/2012 2:24:20 PM     (No. 9039741)

They got away with 2 dead Americans and several hundred Mexicans with Fast and Furious, they will get away with this too.


Reply 40 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 11/29/2012 2:58:31 PM     (No. 9039820)

We can push back until the truth is known and then we must act to correct the wrong because
whining to God concerning our lack of courage to make the spoilers back down doesn´t meet the test.
The Lord God told the Hebrews that if they insisted governance by a ruling king they would forfeit his intervention and protection.
The result is recorded in all history eras since.Help thyself if thou wishes freedom.


Reply 41 - Posted by: TruthandJustice, 11/29/2012 8:16:50 PM     (No. 9040305)

THIS IS THE CRISIS....The attacks in Benghazi were perpetrated by IRAN...


What we ave been waiting for, the rest of the story...and if true, which I believe it is....IMPEACH...Our Military should not be waiting...I ask, For What? What more do you need? Petraeus speak up

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/51400


Obama does not want the American people to know the truth about what is going on, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, AQIM
Benghazi: Behind the scenes (Part II)


- Doug Hagmann Thursday, November 29, 2012

Author’s note: This is part two of a multi-part interview with a government insider intimately familiar with the events that took place in Benghazi. It is important to note that the information contained in this series was developed from interviews that spanned over 100 hours. In this part, the insider provides information about the events of the attack and the continuation of the cover-up at the highest levels of our government. (For Part I, please click here).



We’ve heard different accounts and different timelines concerning the attack at Benghazi. What exactly happened?

First, people must understand that the compound that was attacked was situated in a somewhat rural area and was not a consulate, but a rented villa, or a residential structure. The residence was the primary building, and what has been referred to as the annex was located about 1800 feet away as the crow flies, but just over a mile to travel by road. And again, visible security was not present as the compound was the headquarters for a covert operation. No one wanted to draw attention to what was taking place at this location.

The first indications of problems there began at least twelve-(12) hours before the first shot was even fired. One of the men at the compound observed a policeman or Libyan security officer taking photographs outside of t



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Ending a war is a good thing. Killing civilians a bad thing. Deliberately targeting civilians is murder, and is never morally licit, even in pursuit of a good thing such as ending a war. The tens of thousands of Japanese non-combatants we killed 68 years ago this week with two nuclear bombs were not “collateral damage” of military strikes. They were the intended targets. We hoped that mass murder would bring the Japanese emperor to surrender. It worked, and American and Japanese soldiers’ lives were probably saved by it —

Megyn Kelly Will Take Over
Fox’s 9PM Primetime Slot,
According To Drudge

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2013 1:02:05 PM     Post Reply
Last month we learned that Megyn Kelly was leaving her daytime anchor gig to take over a Fox News primetime slot. According to an “exclusive” Drudge Report flash this afternoon, that time slot will be 9 p.m. ET. “Superstar newswoman Megyn Kelly has landed the 9 PM slot, top sources reveal,” the Drudge Report wrote. “The shock announcement is set for later this month.” Fox’s 9 p.m. hour is currently helmed by Sean Hannity, leading to speculation over whether he could be out of a primetime gig. There are many possible outcomes from this lineup change,

Obama cancels meeting with
Putin amid Snowden tensions

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/7/2013 9:28:50 AM     Post Reply
In a rare diplomatic snub, President Obama is canceling plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next month. The decision reflects both U.S. anger over Russia´s harboring of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and growing frustration within the Obama administration over what it sees as Moscow´s stubbornness on other key issues, including missile defense and human rights. Obama will still attend the Group of 20 economic summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, but a top White House official said the president had no plans to hold one-on-one talks with Putin while there.

Obama administration using
housing department to compel
diversity in neighborhoods

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Fox News, by Doug McKelway    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/7/2013 9:58:01 PM     Post Reply
In a move some claim is tantamount to social engineering, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is imposing a new rule that would allow the feds to track diversity in America’s neighborhoods and then push policies to change those it deems discriminatory. The policy is called, "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing." It will require HUD to gather data on segregation and discrimination in every single neighborhood and try to remedy it. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan unveiled the federal rule at the NAACP convention in July. "Unfortunately, in too many of our hardest hit communities, no matter how hard

Exclusive: Gen. Wesley Clark,
68, dating 30-year-old fashion
entrepreneur Shauna Mei

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New York Post, by Emily Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/8/2013 3:51:07 PM     Post Reply
Retired 68-year-old US Army general and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Wesley K. Clark has won yet another esteemed decoration — he is dating 30-year-old Shauna Mei, the founder of online retailer AHAlife.com. Clark, who was married to Gertrude Kingston Clark for 45 years before filing for divorce last year, is spending time with the young New York-based entrepreneur, who graduated from MIT and worked at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker before launching her luxury e-commerce site. Clark and Mei were spotted together recently in the Hamptons,

Obama to give speech 50
years after ´I Have a Dream´

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Mario Trujillo    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/7/2013 8:43:45 PM     Post Reply
President Obama is slated to deliver a speech later this month commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in which Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Obama will deliver his speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial — the same place where King spoke 50 years ago. The Let Freedom Ring ceremony will be held Aug. 28. "It’s obviously a historic, seminal event in the country. It’s part of my generation’s formative memory and it’s a good time for us to do some reflection,"

Obama´s Russia reset unravels
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Politico, by Josh Gerstein    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/8/2013 4:57:48 AM     Post Reply
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden extended his 15 minutes of fame Wednesday, as headlines tied his saga to President Barack Obama’s decision to cancel a planned summit meeting in Moscow next month with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But analysts said the talk of Snowden’s role in the cancellation obscured a more basic reality: The U.S.-Russia relationship is now so frosty that it didn’t appear the two presidents would actually accomplish enough to merit such a high-profile meeting. After four years, the much-vaunted reset in U.S.-Russian relations has devolved into a chilly standoff over issues like the Kremlin’s support for Syria

Does White House Want To Say
Who Lives Where In America?

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/8/2013 7:19:22 PM     Post Reply
Nanny State: If any question remained about the Obama White House´s appetite for running everyone´s life from Washington, it should be settled now. This administration even wants to dictate neighborhood makeup. Like your neighborhood? Don´t get used to it. The Obama Department of Housing and Urban Development might decide it wants to dictate changes. HUD is, according to Fox News, considering "a new rule that would allow the feds to track diversity in America´s neighborhoods and then push policies to change those it deems discriminatory." The proposed rule, disclosed last month by HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan at

‘Didn’t Know It Was This Bad’:
McCain, Graham Warn Egypt ‘Days,
Weeks Away From All Out Bloodshed’

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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/7/2013 11:22:38 AM     Post Reply
Speaking from Egypt Tuesday night, where they are hoping to broker a peaceful transition period between the country’s ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi to its next phase of nascent democracy, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham warned that concessions on both sides needed to begin immediately or Egypt’s government would “fail.” “I didn’t know it was this bad,” Graham said. “These folks are just days, weeks away from all out bloodshed.” “There is only one way that we can bring about a peaceful Egypt, and that is a process of negotiation and reconciliation between major players,” McCain said.


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