The following script is from "Benghazi" which aired on Oct. 27, 2013. The correspondent is Lara Logan. Max McClellan, producer.When Chris Stevens was killed in Benghazi, Libya, on the anniversary of September 11th last year, it was only the sixth time that the United States had lost an ambassador to its enemies. The events of that night have been overshadowed by misinformation, confusion and intense partisanship. But for those who lived through it, there´s nothing confusing about what happened, and they share a sense of profound frustration because they say they saw it coming. Tonight, you will hear for the
I wouldn´t watch 60 minutes if I only had 59 minutes to live, but reading the transcript leads me to believe that there may be a revisionist undercurrent in the 5th column media, probably because their Obamacare insurance premiums just shot past the orbit of Uranus.
It was a good solid report. Only problem was...it just stopped. I thought it´d run past the commercial break but nothing, they went to another segment. Some sort of summary, that they requested comment from State Dept. or Hillary or someone accountable. Geez.
A counter-intuitive thought. Why is this story finally leaking out in the MSM? Is President Obama becoming too detrimental to the long-term goals of Progressivism; and now he can be sacrificed for the sake of the movement and using Benghazi will be the means?
Laura Logan continues to do great work on this story. The 60 Minutes segment makes it certain the administration knew at once this was not a demonstration caused by a video. Now, lets hope CBS will find out what the CIA was doing in Benghazi.
The only 2 guys with credibility interviewed on 60 Minutes were Col. Andy Wood and Greg Hicks. Both gave detailed heart wrenching testimony before Congressional Committees. Green Beret Wood testified about efforts to keep his heavy combat unit in Libya months before the Benghazi and how he was repeatedly overruled by State and DoD. His unit’s Benghazi role was replaced by combination of: 1) a British firm not on the approved vendors list, obviously Morgan’s employer, that hired unarmed guards with no experience using weapons; and, 2) local militia guys whose loyalty was questionable. IMHO Morgan never would have been there if Wood’s recommendations had been approved or if the US security companies on the approved vendor’s list had been hired.
At least CBS 60 Minutes resurfaced the issue, even though CBS owns Simon & Shuster which in turn owns Threshold Editions, the publisher of Morgan’s book.
The Legal Insurrection thread has the video of tonight’s broadcast... http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=758120
#9: Over at Legal Insurrection some of the commenters are pointing out that the info in this story was already known by anyone who was skeptical of the WH/SD´s accounts. And from what I´ve read, that´s true. They took a year to investigate this? All they had to do was look at the reporting CBS´s own Sheryl Atkisson did and they´d have gotten all this and more.
So, why now? Because it´s likely nobody (who wasn´t already paying attention to this scandal) watched it with the programming competition elsewhere on the tube -- the lofos are watching the World Series. Now they can say they reported it without actually having that many people see it.
While it was welcome to see an MSM source finally present a revealing segment on what happened at Benghazi, it was also notable for what it DIDN´T say. Anyone who has worked as a newspaper reporter or investigative journalist would immediately notice that there were absolutely no follow-up questions of the parties being interviewed. It was startling.
Why didn´t they ask the obvious questions? Exactly who did you notify of your concerns? What was their response? Did you follow up with anyone else? If not, why not? What was the reason given for no attempt to send help? Who told you that? Who did they attempt to contact for help? Etc.
The initial line of questioning has posed and simply dropped with no meaningful follow-up. Amateurish, or purposely limited and obtuse? You decide.
The credibility (sic) of the "reporters" at CBS News, a major purveyor of the "Forward" lie, depends on their ability to keep the public absolutely in the dark about who and what Dear Leader really is. Nothing they broadcast will change this, ever.
Last week´s story on crooked but legal Leadership PACS in congress and the WH didn´t have media legs either,probably because it nailed mostly dems.These things are real extortion rackets which pad these people lifestyles,paying for 5 star overseas trips and front seat tickets at sporting events.
The Politico ran a hit piece on freshman republicans not giving any money to establishmnet members,when they´re the ones who have these fundraising PACS to supposedly help other candidates..
After all of this, we still don´t know the person or persons responsible for refusing to authorize aid to the Benghazi attack, or did I miss that?
Morgan´s guards told him the armed Libyan militia that was supposed to defend the compound had fled, just as Morgan had predicted. His guards -- unarmed and terrified -- sounded the alarm, but they were instantly overwhelmed by the attackers [emphasis mine]
Why in God´s name were they unarmed? If you are guarding an Embassy in hostile territory, why weren´t they permitted to be armed? I´d like to know who is responsible for that asinine order, too.
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Bad Dog, 10/28/2013 8:24:25 AM (No. 9585636)
#22 - I believe I heard early on or during Greg Hicks´ congressional testimony perhaps that Hillary didn´t want any armed guards there because [ready....?] she DIDN´T WANT TO OFFEND THE LOCALS by Americans waving guns around.....
She also wanted to turn this compound into an actual embassy and needed the locals´ cooperation, and luv.... Americans with guns don´t get that in heavily muslim-crazy outposts such as Benghazi.
She traded Americans´ safety and security for cooperation from our ´´hosts´´....
Wait, there are official documents laying around the compound? It´s wide open?? Isn´t there any available team to remove this stuff and secure the compound? What is this the keystone cops? Sorry, I know the answers, just felt like asking.
Anyone still paying attention to Benghazi wasn´t going to vote for PIAPS anyhow. GOP always has a chance to win in midterm elections when electorate is older, whiter, with fewer Lo-fo´s. But POTUS electorate is a different animal, one poised to favor the PIAPS, especially given that election of a woman would be ´historic.´ Benghazi will be a non-issue.
"Intense partisanship" Really? Lara and CBS? Four dead Americans and people want answers and that is "intense partisanship"? Gee, remember all that "intense partisanship during the Valerie Plame affair? Or Abu Ghraib? Or anything with Halliburton and Cheney? Or the (non) burning of Korans in Afghanistan? Or...
It took three years before the press turned on Jimmy Carter. Even then, the Democrats lost the next three presidential elections because Carter was so inept.
Maybe, just maybe, the MSM has figured out that if Obama serves out his term, he is going to take down the Democrats for far longer than three presidential elections. I have a teensy bit of hope that they have seen the future and are trying to reverse it while they still can.
Imagine! Two random acts of journalism from the same LSM outlet! I don´t watch CBS News shows (or NBC or ABC) so I´m glad someone else suffered through it to cover this.
I have only watched one TV show on network television in over five years (NCIS). I don´t even give the new shows a look. I´m thinking a lot of other people have done the same. Maybe someone has put a bug in their ears about their political leanings influencing their prime-time ratings. When a Christian family that makes duck calls gets better ratings than most of your prime-time offerings, it´s time for a re-think.
Being a lying, administration submissive, communist bent, propagandist, is a tough job. Trying to make it look classy and intellectual is almost an impossible deception. But, if any group of deceivers can pull it off, the charade called 60 Minutes, can, and does, get away with it. After all, they´ve earned their elite, Goebbels sounding title, The High Ministry of Propaganda !
Hillary was responsible for embassy personnel but barry the bungler was responsible for ALL of it, embassy, CIA, military backup. While good people were dying at the hands of terrorists, this pitiful excuse for a CIC was sleeping, getting ready for three days of golf in the sun. The entire U.S. Military should resign rather than serve under this abomination.
Bingo #28...this is but a distraction from Obamacare and Valerie Jarret stories with her daughter, her son-in-law...her sisters son in law CEO Dwight Bush III of Shore Bank, now recapitalized by the heavy hand to Urban Bank...look up sits exponential growth into Slamabad...look at Jarrets mother Brbara Bowman from the Erikson Institute, also a communist Communists abound--her grandfather Robert Taylor - Activist and Self- avowed communist...her brothers law. Attorney to the Nation of Islam Rufus Cook...
Look it up ...wake up....don´t be so easily played
Bingo #28...this is but a distraction from Obamacare and Valerie Jarrett stories with her daughter, her son-in-law...her sisters son in law CEO Dwight Bush III of Shore Bank, now recapitalized by the heavy hand to Urban Bank...look up sits exponential growth into Islamabad...look at Jarrets mother Barbara Bowman from the Erikson Institute,friend of communist Ayers, is also a communist Communists abound--her grandfather Robert Taylor - Activist and Self- avowed communist...her mothers sister Ann dibble cook, now Jordan of Vernon Jordan fame...Ann´s ex husband brother-in-aw to Barbra Bowman, Attorney to the Nation of Islam-- Rufus Cook...
Look it up ...wake up....don´t be so easily played
Obama and Clinton are the most scurrilous, evil trash that could ever present themselves as real caring people. Remember,Obama is always in charge , He is the COMMANDER IN CHIEF. What a Disgrace, shame on them and on the stupid fools who put them in charge. Obama´s whole approach is as it was when he voted on bills as a Senator , He voted Present Many times, No responsibility, no Backbone.
I guess the reason it is finally being covered by MSM is because the book written by the British contractor, who was interviewed on this segment, is soon to come out. The MSM will surely invite him on their shows at the request of the Bidden campaign, so 60 minutes wanted to get the scoop.
The best new information was that al quaeda had told them they would hit the red cross, the British and then the Americans. They all knew it was coming because al quaeda had already hit the other two and were flying their black al quaeda flags all over Libya.
I only wish they had followed with "no comments" from the state department and a replay of "what difference does it make".
Well it´s over one year since the 9/11 tragedy at Benghazi. CBS would have earned a lot more credit and viewership if they had brought these revelations forward before the Presidential election.The American people still are in the dark why Obama and Amb.Rice spread publically a fasehood to bolster Obama´s claim that El Quada was weakened because of his Drone flights.We still are not informed who gave the stand down order not to help the defenders of the compound.Panetta the next day stated there were no contingency assault forces or military bases that were nearby. This is an utter lie.Same with misinformation and cover up for the many survivors who were gagged and pressured not to give any account of what went wrong at Benghazi.Obama must realise he is accountable and responsible for his incompetance and his completely out of control administration. 40 years ago President Nixon left office with a high crime and misdemeanor which merited impeachment, using the IRS to politically advance the agenda of his Presidency. Obama has to own up and be charged with Benghazi, Fast and Furious and the IRS attempted criminal curruption which constitutes an Impeachable Offense.
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