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Panetta on Benghazi: U.S.
Military ‘Not a 911 Service’

PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson

Original Article

Posted By:drive, 2/7/2013 11:56:20 AM

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee this morning that the Pentagon should not be relied upon to cover all diplomatic missions — namely, the U.S. facility attacked over a period of several hours in Benghazi on Sept. 11. After Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) vowed to block the nomination of any new defense secretary unless Panetta testified about Benghazi, the defense chief appeared before the panel along with Chairman of the Join Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. “The United States military, as I’ve said, is not and, frankly, should not be a 911 service

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/7/2013 11:59:50 AM     (No. 9163722)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: god of irony, 2/7/2013 12:07:39 PM     (No. 9163753)

What about " protect against all enemies, foriegn and domestic" does this assclown not get?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: strike3, 2/7/2013 12:07:41 PM     (No. 9163754)

What a disgusting little troll. Comrades in arms take care of each other and have no problem going into harm´s way to do it because that´s the only way it works.

That´s why amateurs like sissy soetoro and pantywaist panetta should not be put in charge of real men. Anybody who does not understand the military makes the poorest excuse for a leader and it shows.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 2/7/2013 12:07:57 PM     (No. 9163756)

That the defense of a United States foreign embassy should be compared by a Secretary of Defense to a 911 call is almost beyond belief. It makes one wonder just who this man is and what other ideas of this sort he entertains. I would never have expected such a trivialization of the protection of U.S. personnel.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Wilko, 2/7/2013 12:08:42 PM     (No. 9163758)

He telegraphed those same answers when he was on all the Sunday shows. He is a complete failure. Not an ounce of courage.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: curious1, 2/7/2013 12:11:47 PM     (No. 9163767)

That´s why we have pre-positioned quick-reaction teams Leon. What happened to them? You REMF.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Jonr, 2/7/2013 12:16:26 PM     (No. 9163781)

We have the worst group of politicians and leaders in US history! This contention by Panetta is unconscionable in the extreme!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 2/7/2013 12:19:37 PM     (No. 9163790)

So the military can´t protect US citizens but it can deliver pizza Somalia. What next, the Military will take a page out of the Postal Service playbook and only fight Monday through Friday?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Newtsche, 2/7/2013 12:25:28 PM     (No. 9163805)

Nice one, #2.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/7/2013 12:25:54 PM     (No. 9163806)

Thank you #2.

Has anyone other than Panetta said that the U.S. military is a 911 service? Let´s throw out the red herrings, Mr. Panetta, and testify as to what you were doing to assist State Dept personnel in Benghazi, other than watching them killed on drone video.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 2/7/2013 12:26:48 PM     (No. 9163811)

The focus on response times to crises worldwide is a smoke screen to distract from the major unanswered
and frankly unasked question.
What was the Commander in Chief doing
during the crisis ?
Who was in charge during the crisis ?
The fact that the White House admitted the next day that he went to bed when the Ambassador
and other Americans were missing is interesting.
The White House was willing to make Obama out to be
derelict , cold hearted and lazy rather than admit
to what he was really doing.
The media would never be so complacent and compliant and willing to believe nonsensical
spin had this crisis happened when George Bush was POTUS.
Of course, unlike Obama , President Bush would have stayed up all night monitoring and directing the rescue.




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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ribicon, 2/7/2013 12:34:15 PM     (No. 9163822)

And the MSM hammered relentlessly about the arrogance of GWB, who if nothing else is a humble man.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: rocco49, 2/7/2013 12:41:25 PM     (No. 9163842)

What a donkey! And his boss is an ass too. Heaven help us all in America, I just dont recognize this place anymore. Prayers for the four killed in Libya, and please dont ask me: "WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE"? in a screeching pig voice, ok? Thanks.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: right-turn, 2/7/2013 12:45:05 PM     (No. 9163858)

I was under the impression that the embassy was considered a part of the United States and a clear duty to protect. Neither Panetta nor Obama seem to give any thought to protecting our citizens.

Impeach and jail may be the answer.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: The Advocate, 2/7/2013 12:46:04 PM     (No. 9163864)

Disgusting grifter.
Flew RT every weekend on his taxpayer funded plane to his tax payer financed Institute.
Why was Amb. Stevens DEnIED requested security in the first place?
The attack occurred at 5 pm DC time.
Why was Africom leader removed from duty when he tried to go to aid them?
Why was Centcom dismissed?
Are we having a stalinesque purge of our best officers?
The nazis thought Russia would be easily conquered because Stalin had murdered 70 percent of officers corp.
The islamofascists in the WH is a clear and present danger.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Freeloader, 2/7/2013 12:46:14 PM     (No. 9163865)

Not a 911 Service Mr. "P"? So does this mean our military forces are now funded exclusively for such duties as serving hot hor d´oeuvres at White House Wednesday afternoon cocktail gathering and providing coast to coast air taxi services for pizza eating, "fat cat", goobermint bureaucrats with fancy titles?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/7/2013 12:46:34 PM     (No. 9163869)

An unbelievable remark. So wrong. And so crassly put.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Clinger, 2/7/2013 12:48:52 PM     (No. 9163879)

Sorry Mr. Revere I could care less about how many lamps were seen. A minute, are you kidding me?

They call this progress.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: MattMusson, 2/7/2013 12:59:36 PM     (No. 9163912)

Defense Cuts should include several entire levels of military ´leaders´ at the pentagon.

That would significantly improve our readiness!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: tukaram, 2/7/2013 1:06:15 PM     (No. 9163929)

Fire him! But there is no one to do that, is there?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 2/7/2013 1:09:17 PM     (No. 9163935)

And Punetta isn´t a Defense Secretary, either; he´s just another Obama hack doing what he´s told...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: PChristopher, 2/7/2013 1:10:09 PM     (No. 9163939)

It´s things like this that make it very difficult to drag myself out of bed in the mornings.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/7/2013 1:15:31 PM     (No. 9163954)

Although I really enjoyed living in Los Angeles for five years, and I love
"Coweefornia" ... look at the losers.

DiFi, Piglousi, Panetta, RoxBox...
we have a gummint by San Franciscans and their ilk...

The City By the Gay is wrecking America...
turning US into a nation of WUSS...

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Bevan, 2/7/2013 1:16:44 PM     (No. 9163957)

Someone should tell Panetta that the Military is not his personal taxi service

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/7/2013 1:27:03 PM     (No. 9163981)

#25 for post of the day.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: jasmine, 2/7/2013 1:50:25 PM     (No. 9164024)

Well Duh! Of course the US military isn´t 911.

That´s why it´s routine to ASSIGN military to protect our ambassadors when we put them in dangerous locations.

The lack of accountability is appalling.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Muggins, 2/7/2013 1:59:36 PM     (No. 9164036)

Panetta´s statement, that the U.S. military as not a 911 service, is a crafted political catch phrase designed to cover for the failed Obama Administration. It´s a statement fit for the dung heap. Is there is some scrap of virtue when a politician assumes this type of disgrace to cover up for his boss? No.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: goodguyrick, 2/7/2013 2:06:24 PM     (No. 9164043)

9-1-1 is the emergency telephone number for the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), one of eight N11 codes. The use of this number is for emergency circumstances only, and to use it for any other purpose (including non-emergency situations and prank calls) can be a crime.

I don´t think Benghazi was a prank.


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Reply 29 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/7/2013 2:41:07 PM     (No. 9164112)

Pretty cavalier attitude from the worst SecDef we have had in my memory.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: MEMcL, 2/7/2013 3:15:43 PM     (No. 9164170)

An attack on an Embassy is an attack on American Soil. ALL available resources should be mobilized to protect it. If the resources are an hour away, ...so be it. But, they should immediately be put into motion to protect our citizens at home or abroad.

Just exactly what is it that these nincompoops don´t understand about that?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: jgat, 2/7/2013 3:43:47 PM     (No. 9164243)

Any military commanding officer that sends a unit into harms way that doesn´t take all necessary efforts to support and rescue that unit if it gets into trouble will thereby be ending his career. Secretaries of State and Defense deserve no less.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 2/7/2013 4:02:14 PM     (No. 9164283)

Not a baby sitting service?
why then are these appointed underlings running around the world with more protection than a monarch?
Why does the Senate Armed services committee sit on their butts and let the farce continue on and on?



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Reply 33 - Posted by: Smaj, 2/7/2013 4:24:20 PM     (No. 9164328)

A breathtakingly dishonest and stupid statement. There are forces whose primary function is to respond (and quickly) to this very scenario. Panetta and that disgusting toady Demspey are unfit to serve in their positions. In the America I knew heaven and earth would have been moved to AT LEAST try to help our people in Benghazi.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/7/2013 4:53:48 PM     (No. 9164381)

Did you tell them that when they enlisted ?
How about when you sent them to a hellhole ?

If that is the case, there is no need for your position.

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Harry Reid Now Spreading Baseless Claim
that Koch Brothers Don´t Pay Corporate Taxes

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Weekly Standard, by John McCormack    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/2/2014 2:53:59 PM     Post Reply
Senate majority leader Harry Reid has a whole page on his official Senate.gov website devoted to revealing "THE FACTS ABOUT THE KOCH BROTHERS." One of the alleged facts promoted on Reid´s website is that the Kochs do not pay any corporate taxes: “They are known for bankrolling conservative, Libertarian and Tea Party causes and became poster boys for corporate tax reform last year when an Obama Administration official suggested Koch is organized as an S Corp. and so pays no corporate level taxes.” The claim that the Koch brothers don´t pay corporate income taxes was first made by former White House official

Obama calls GOP budget plan
a ‘stinkburger’

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Washington Post, by David Nakamura    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 4/2/2014 5:30:08 PM     Post Reply
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – President Obama compared the Republican budget plan to a "stinkburger" or "meanwich" during a speech here Wednesday, using a series of zingers in an attempt to strike a contrast with the GOP on economic issues in an election year. In a speech to an enthusiastic crowd of 1,400 at the University of Michigan, Obama repeatedly mocked Republican ideas about how to improve the economy, as he touted his own proposal to raise the minimum wage. Obama, who visited the local Zingerman´s deli before the speech, said that Republican proposals to cut taxes for wealthier Americans and


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