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    Default The Fox-induced hysteria over Benghazi collapses

    This is an excerpt from a longer article and worth the read. Should raise some interesting questions about the purpose of media... an its responsibilities. If lies work on you.. they succeed.


    Oh, they were in fine, fine form, braying like so many hounds certain they have finally treed the fox.

    President Obama, we were told, had AC-130 gunships within an hour of Benghazi but refused to use them to try to intervene on behalf of his ambassador. We had Special Forces units ready to go just two hours away, at Sigonella Air Base in Sicily, but a cowardly Obama again barred a rescue operation, fearful that it might endanger his re-election if it went astray.

    And twice — TWICE!!! — former SEALs at a nearby CIA compound had requested permission to intervene in the assault on the U.S. consulate, but twice they had been ordered to stand down and do nothing. Finally, the ex-SEALS defied orders from Washington, made their way to the consulate and rescued some of their fellow Americans. Obama, in contrast, was ready to just let them all die.

    Fox News also reported that upon returning to the CIA annex, those same ex-SEALs had “lasered” a mortar targeting their position in hopes that an AC-130 would arrive to take it out, but again no help came. That same mortar later killed two of those ex-SEALs.

    But as predicted here, none of that turned out to be true. None. From beginning to end, and in all its details, that story has proved to be false.

    – There were no orders from the CIA or anyone else to stand down. According to a CIA timeline released last week, once those at the CIA annex learned that the nearby consulate was under attack, an ad hoc rescue mission was quickly put together and launched within 25 minutes.

    – As Pentagon spokesman George Little described it Friday, “there was no AC-130 within a continent’s range of Benghazi” that night. The closest gunship was in Afghanistan, some 2,500 miles away. The two surveillance drones that eventually reached the scene in Benghazi also had to be reassigned from elsewhere; neither was armed.

    – Contrary to the Fox report, there were no Special Forces units available for insertion into the situation. Soon after word of the attack reached Washington, a special ops team was scrambled from a training facility somewhere in Central Europe — some sources have reported Croatia — and transported to Sigonella.

    In addition, a second special ops unit was immediately alerted and transported from a military base here in the United States to Sigonella, as an option should a hostage situation develop. In other words, major preparations were underway to provide a military option should the opportunity arise to use it.

    But as Little put it last week, the units “did not arrive until after the entire sequence of events was complete. … They were in Sigonella many hours after the attacks.” Two platoons of specially trained Marines had also been hustled to Sigonella, but again too late for intervention.

    – Finally, there had been no “lasering” of the mortar position used to attack the CIA annex in the second phase of the assault. (That second phase occurred more than seven hours after the attack on the consulate had ended). There was no reason to use a laser in that fashion — the SEALs knew they had no air cover to intervene — and more importantly, no opportunity to do so.

    According to the CIA, its personnel at the annex were not even aware that the mortars existed until mortar shells began falling on their position; from beginning to end, the deadly mortar attack lasted all of 11 minutes.

    In conclusion, last week’s entire controversy was spectacularly, embarrassingly wrong-headed. No facts exist to justify the overheated rhetoric and allegations directed at Obama and top officials in his administration, but no apologies will follow either. Quite the contrary, I’m sure.



    http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blo...azi-collapses/

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    Obama LIED!
    Rice LIED!
    The Carny LIED!
    Biden LIED!
    Clinton LIED!


    And you're able to ignore an impeachable offense? You disgust me.
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    Why did obama go in front of the UN two weeks after the attack and say that it was retaliation for an obscure video?

    Was he lying or was he kept out of the loop.

    Either one severely disqualifies him to hold that office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margot View Post
    This is an excerpt from a longer article and worth the read. Should raise some interesting questions about the purpose of media... an its responsibilities. If lies work on you.. they succeed.
    LOL. One more day.

    We have the opportunity to end Obama's Reign of Error. Tomorrow night let's get back together and raise our glasses to the winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margot View Post
    This is an excerpt from a longer article and worth the read. Should raise some interesting questions about the purpose of media... an its responsibilities. If lies work on you.. they succeed.

    This is just asinine. The president referenced the video TWO full weeks after the attacks. There is NO plausible way he didn't know that was a lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterveritis View Post
    LOL. One more day.

    We have the opportunity to end Obama's Reign of Error. Tomorrow night let's get back together and raise our glasses to the winner.
    That sounds delightful!
    I miss DonGlock.

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    The administration has been lying from the start about Benghazi. That's a fact!
    All we have here are pro forma denials from his CIA and the president has been ducking the issue and has no intention of getting to the bottom of this all.
    While Obama claims to be investigating the issue Senators Graham and Chambliss have simply contacted the Tunisian government themselves to talk with suspected leader of the attack, Ali Ani al Harzi. How hard are the Obama-bots investigating? Not very hard at all.
    Who do you call for when the government itself is the enemy of America?

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    I have comfort knowing even if a miracle happens and Obama is reelected, hes just going to get thrown out in disgrace a few months from now anyways, so no big deal for me either way.
    I miss DonGlock.

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    Jeezus Christ Margot. How many threads do you need that trumpet your undying loyalty to that stooge Obama ?

    There is a "collapse" coming tomorrow. Your ego will be on that trashpile heap. Good (*)(*)(*)(*)ing riddance !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    Jeezus Christ Margot. How many threads do you need that trumpet your undying loyalty to that stooge Obama ?

    There is a "collapse" coming tomorrow. Your ego will be on that trashpile heap. Good (*)(*)(*)(*)ing riddance !
    I think it is so funny how Republicans are SO CONVINCED that Romney will win by a landslide!

    Talk about arrogance!

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