A commentor on this previous post stated “yes you are stupid . stop showing , and stop beating a dead horse .Benghazi is a not a issue .” Bad grammar and punctuation aside, I think you get Questionman’s point.
Hey Questionman, remember this?
This story from CBS News appeared on September 20, 2012, back when CBS, and every other LSM outlet, was buying this baloney.
Marked by the U.S. Embassy seal, advertisements condemning an anti-Islam video appeared on Pakistani television on Thursday in an apparent attempt to undercut anger against the United States, where the film was produced. Hundreds of youths, however, clashed with security officials as they tried in vain to reach the embassy in Islamabad amid anger in many countries over the film’s vulgar depiction of the Prophet Muhammad.
The advertisements appear to be an effort by the U.S. government to dampen chaos surrounding the film and undo some of the damage to America’s image in the Muslim world. Violence linked to the movie has left at least 30 people in seven countries dead, including the American ambassador to Libya.(emphasis mine) Two people have died in protests in Pakistan.
Now, CBS News realizes they were played. Of course, given the fact that the Libyan president said immediately after the Benghazi terrorist attack that it WAS NOT a spontaneous protest over a video that no one saw, you’d think they would have caught on a lot sooner. A six-year old knew that the story they sent Susan Rice out to recite was laughable. Perhaps you might learn a lesson from this experience, my sycophantic Jurassic media friends?
The lid is coming off this coverup. From a no-longer fooled CBS News:
The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has told congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks was forbidden from doing so by U.S. Special Operations Command South Africa.
The account from Gregory Hicks is in stark contrast to assertions from the Obama administration, which insisted that nobody was ever told to stand down and that all available resources were utilized. Hicks gave private testimony to congressional investigators last month in advance of his upcoming appearance at a congressional hearing Wednesday.
According to excerpts released Monday, Hicks told investigators that SOCAFRICA commander Lt. Col. Gibson and his team were on their way to board a C-130 from Tripoli for Benghazi prior to an attack on a second U.S. compound “when [Col. Gibson] got a phone call from SOCAFRICA which said, ‘you can’t go now, you don’t have the authority to go now.’ And so they missed the flight … They were told not to board the flight, so they missed it.”
More to come at Rep. Issa’s hearings the day after tomorrow. When will they learn. It’s not the crime. It’s the coverup.
One more point worth remembering. On October 22, 2012, the date of the last presidential debate, the villain of this story was not Hillary Clinton, who completely neglected her responsibility to protect our diplomats, nor her boss Barack Obama. It was Mitt Romney for daring to mention that fact. Check out some examples here, here and here.
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Happy Cinco De Mayo, or as Barack Obama might say, “Cinco de Cuatro!”
Barack Obama goes to Mexico, warns us not to get all “bogged down” worrying about border security, and apologizes AGAIN for the United States, this time for being responsible for drug trafficking and the prevalence of guns, and conveniently neglects to mention that his administration deliberately sent lots of them there in an attempt to gin up gun control hysteria in the United States. As his fellow pinko Lenin would say, to make an omelette, you’ve got to break some eggs. What’s a few hundred dead Mexicans?
For the 5th time in the last 18 months, Obama goes to Ohio, this time to THE Ohio State University to reward the wet-behind-the-ears Obamabots who mindlessly voted for him because he’s so cool. He warns them not to get all bogged down in listening to people who tell them that government isn’t the source of everything good in their lives.
With a straight face, faux reasonable, moderate, middle-of-the-road guy/national embarrassment Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) explains that unless we pass the 844-page “comprehensive immigration reform,” it won’t be possible to make sure that people like the Tsarnaev accomplices don’t overstay or re-enter the country with expired student visas, demonstrating how breathtakingly stupid the democrats really think we are.
Rudy Giuliani makes a great case that Robel Phillipos, Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev should be charged with being accessories in the murder of MIT police officer Sean Collier.
On May Day, amazingly, once again, illegal aliens emerge from “the shadows” to wave Mexican flags and hang out with communists and anarchists. The Left, including their stenographers in the LSM, say “Communists? What communists?” So does the afore-mentioned pudgy huckster, Dick Durbin.
Benghazi survivors remain “in the shadows,” but whistleblowers will testify on Wednesday before Darryl Issa’s committee.
Bill Maher celebrates the gassing and incineration of his fellow citizens by our government at Waco.
At the NRA convention, Wayne LaPierre says bring it on, and reflects on what it’s like to be called a “liar” by Barack Obama. I think it’s sort of like being called “fat” by Michael Moore, or “stupid” by Elisabeth Hasselback.
Archived-Articles: What’s a bigger national embarrassment – Gitmo or Durbin? (FLASHBACK: My American Thinker piece about Sen. Durbin)
Obama talks guns, drugs in Mexico – POLITICO.com (Can you say “Fast and Furious?”)
Immigration bill contains 400 waivers, exceptions and exemptions | The Daily Caller (as we’ve told you for the last several weeks, the “Gang of 8″ immigration bill is another democrat trick. The amnesty is first and forever, and the border security comes later, if ever.)
Obama In Mexico: Without Latino Support I Wouldn’t Be President… | Weasel Zippers (Thanks a lot, Guys!)
Friday ceremony honors Benghazi victims Page 1 of 2 | UTSanDiego.com (How touching! Somehow I’d feel much better if in addition to the laying of wreaths, eight months post-Benghazi we had some answers about why we were lied to)
The Benghazi Talking Points | The Weekly Standard (Steve Hayes terrific piece that exposes the fact that the original talking points prepared about this incident were scrubbed of references to al Qaeda.)
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Friends Who Tried to Destroy Evidence Entered U.S. With Expired Visas (we heard the hilarious audio, in which Cong. Peter King (R-NY) explained that we don’t have the technology that would allow the right hand to know what the left hand is doing.)
Vaseline Bomb Link Prompts al Qaeda Concerns: EXCLUSIVE (Vaseline? Who knew it was a common component in bomb making?)
Waco: The Rules of Engagement Movie Review (1997) | Roger Ebert (even this extreme liberal movie critic realized that the federal government’s official story justifying its murder of 76 Americans didn’t pass the smell test)
Rubio: ‘Get Me Rewrite!’ | The Daily Caller (Sen. Rubio is apparently catching on.)
Marathon Pundit: Still unrepentant post-Boston: Bill Ayers defends Weather Underground bombings (Marathon called the show to give us this Bill Ayers update)
I was right about one thing. It was over by 11 p.m. Central. Unfortunately, I was wrong about Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and Colorado. I was really, really wrong, and I was very surprised. It was more 2004 than 1980. Like you, I am disappointed, however, I am not one to dwell on disappointments. After all, life is full of disappointments, and given that the human mind can focus on only on thing at a time, if we ruminate about events that have happened, and that we have no power to change, we waste time and mental energy that we could use to do something constructive. What is constructive in the face of bad outcomes is to learn from them. So what have we learned? Why did Mitt Romney lose? In a word, timidity.
Mitt Romney is not, and never was, a conservative. Be honest. We all knew that. That’s why he wasn’t our first choice during the primaries. Up until that first debate, our support was anti-Obama, not pro-Romney. We all figured he was a much better choice than the current occupant of the Oval Office, and that once he was ensconced in office, we’d ride herd on him to make sure that he wouldn’t backslide into “moderation.” Mitt tried to play the role, but we should have known when he told that CPAC audience that he was a “severely conservative” governor, that, for him, conservatism was a second language. No true believer would have ever said that. Mitt Romney is a pragmatic, businessman, a problem solver, but not an ideological conservative. He is that dreaded “Massachusetts moderate” that we feared. He had a genuine conservative on the team, Paul Ryan, but the Romney campaign muzzled him because they feared opening a can of worms on the issue of Medicare.
I think that their lack of ideological commitment is one reason that the Romney campaign allowed the demagogic attacks about Bain Capital over the summer to go on. Mitt underestimated the effectiveness of the class-envy card because he doesn’t understand the Left the way authentic conservatives do. It’s also why they didn’t paint a picture for the voters. The average voter, and not just the typical Obama low-information type, doesn’t understand what Bain Capital does, and how what it does creates jobs. It was incumbent on Gov. Romney to explain that. He didn’t.
Perhaps we can trace the loss to that third debate. Remember how we all were waiting for Mitt to take it to the One on his Benghazi coverup? It never happened. Why? I believe because he feared the inevitable bleating from the Lame Stream Media, accusing him of “politicizing” the murders that Obama’s failed policies caused. It’s easy to blame the Jurassic media. Yes, CBS facilitated the coverup by withholding part of the interview that Barack Obama did the day after the attack on the consulate, and yes, Candy Crowley gave her guy cover behind her ample skirts in the second debate, but those things were to be expected. Like those hard-working illegal aliens that many moderate Republicans want to give amnesty, it’s up to the GOP to do the work that the LSM won’t do; specifically, to make sure the people have the truth. His failure to do so on Libya, no doubt fearing antagonizing those precious “independents” and “suburban women” was fatal.
In his concession speech early this morning, Mitt said he put it all on the field. I’m sure he believes that, but in retrospect, it’s clear that that isn’t true. When Republicans are timid, they lose every time. When they articulate a clear conservative vision, they win. Ted Cruz won. Michele Bachman won. It can be done, but you can’t steal home with one foot on third base. Better to lose being bold than to lose with a craven campaign, walking on eggs and hoping people will figure out the reason they should vote for you.
I hope that we’ve learned once and for all that we shouldn’t nominate any more moderates, especially those from Massachusetts. Timidity is a non-starter, and always will be, in politics and in life in general.
More taxes, more debt, means more of the same. So it’s a sad day for our country, and a great day for Putin, the Iranians, those who want something from Obama’s stash, and fans of big government, but it is only one day. Still, as we always have, we will persevere.
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