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Gerry Clinchy
09-09-2013, 11:38 PM
Hicks gives interview to ABC News
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2013/09/09/video-benghazi-whistleblower-says-hes-been-punished-for-speaking-out-n1694699


Visibly frustrated by the lack of accountability over last year's deadly attacks, Hicks appeared on ABC News to share his story.

He also reiterated that he personally and "immediately" informed State brass that the raid was an act of terrorism:
Hicks, it appears, has, essentially been demoted, and buried somewhere in the State Dept. I wonder if he will lose his job entirely if he continues to speak out about Benghazi.

The ones who towed the company line have been reinstated.

huntinman
09-09-2013, 11:49 PM
He's lucky to be alive...

GaryJ
09-10-2013, 06:21 AM
I wrote both my senators about getting some accountability on this. According to the reply letter I got from L Graham he will not rest until someone is held accountable. I tossed the letter.

I have zero confidence the DC crowd will do anything more than is already done about Benghazi.

huntinman
09-10-2013, 08:10 AM
I wrote both my senators about getting some accountability on this. According to the reply letter I got from L Graham he will not rest until someone is held accountable. I tossed the letter.

I have zero confidence the DC crowd will do anything more than is already done about Benghazi.

HaHaHa!!! How many times have we heard Obama say he would not rest till... Everyone who wanted a job, had one.... Till those responsible for such and such were brought to justice... Blah, blah, blah. He's got to be the most well rested man on earth after all the vacation he takes. It's all hot air.

Gerry Clinchy
09-10-2013, 07:34 PM
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who serves as chairman of the National Constitution Center, is to present former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with the group’s 2013 Liberty Medal today in Philadelphia. Hillary observers note that the award comes on the eve of the first anniversary of the 9/11 Benghazi attack, which remains under investigation in Congress.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/10/whats-your-question-mr-president/#ixzz2eWn7DHLG

From the the Constitution Center website, I found this:

The Liberty Medal is awarded annually by the National Constitution Center to men and women of courage and conviction who have strived to secure the blessings of liberty to people the world over.


Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will receive the 2013 Liberty Medal in recognition of her lifelong career in public service and her ongoing advocacy efforts on behalf of women and girls around the globe.

Exactly one year after Benghazi ...

Looking at some (not all) of the other recipients of the medal, it's a shame to attach the noble-sounding name "Liberty Medal" to some of these people.

Gerry Clinchy
09-13-2013, 07:52 PM
DEMS BLOCK CRUZ ON BENGHAZI - Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, offered legislation to create a joint select committee to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya. Cruz sought unanimous consent to pass the resolution Thursday. Senate Democrats refused.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/13/syria-casts-shadows-on-2016-dems/#ixzz2ep8xnLjP
Looks like nobody will ever find out what Benghazi was really all about.

huntinman
09-13-2013, 08:21 PM
Looks like nobody will ever find out what Benghazi was really all about.

Someone will... But it will be way to late to make any of the bums in the current administration pay.

charly_t
09-13-2013, 08:31 PM
Someone will... But it will be way to late to make any of the bums in the current administration pay.

Frank and Ernest comic strip today:
"I think politicians are willing to let history be the judge because they know they won't be around
around for the sentencing".

huntinman
09-13-2013, 11:18 PM
Frank and Ernest comic strip today:
"I think politicians are willing to let history be the judge because they know they won't be around
around for the sentencing".

It would be funny if it wasn't so unfortunate that our country is in this position.

charly_t
09-14-2013, 12:30 AM
It would be funny if it wasn't so unfortunate that our country is in this position.

Comic strips are not always funny. Some tic comments are made that make people think ( I hope ).

huntinman
09-14-2013, 10:18 AM
Comic strips are not always funny. Some tic comments are made that make people think ( I hope ).

Agreed.......

Gerry Clinchy
09-15-2013, 09:52 PM
http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/09/hillary_because_what_difference_does_it_make.html
A review of Hillary's career makes it unsurprising that her role in the Benghazi affair has been obfuscated.

When she was fired from her House Judiciary Committee job during the Watergate affair:

She was fired from her job (http://www.eohistory.info/2013/hillaryHistory.htm)and from that point on distinguished herself as a public master of mendacity.
Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of the 27-year-old, fired her, and has explained why:

"Because she was a liar," Zeifman said in an interview last week. "She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality."

She and Slick Willie are well-matched.

And now there is a new Hillary scandal, and this article also cites how Hillary may have been the "author" of Obama's "red line."

Yup, I don't like Hillary. Never have. JMO.

Gerry Clinchy
09-19-2013, 08:39 PM
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/09/19/spitting-on-their-graves-democrats-leave-benghazi-hearing-before-testimony-from-benghazi-families-n1704732

During the second portion of a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing (http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/09/19/pickering-im-proud-of-the-hillary-benghazi-whitewash-report-we-produced-n1704435)about Benghazi Thursday on Capitol Hill, the majority of Democrats on the Committee left the room and refused to listen to the testimony of Patricia Smith and Charles Woods.
There is nothing one can say of such callousness.

Gerry Clinchy
09-19-2013, 09:00 PM
Among the comments on another article, I found this:

These are the names of the Democrats who walked out on the Benghazi families:
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.)
Rep. John Tierney (MA-6)
Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (MO-1)
Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA-9)
Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5)
Rep. Gerald Connolly (VA-11)
Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-17)
Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-2)
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (IL-8)
Rep. Danny K. Davis (IL-7)
Rep. Peter Welch (VT)
Rep. Tony Cardenas (CA-29)
Rep. Steve Horsford (NV-4)
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-1)

charly_t
09-20-2013, 12:15 AM
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/09/19/spitting-on-their-graves-democrats-leave-benghazi-hearing-before-testimony-from-benghazi-families-n1704732

There is nothing one can say of such callousness.

No, but we can all figure that they will wake up one day. It may be gradual or it may hit them in one moment. I have lived long enough to see a few people get hit hard in the mid-section and this is how I love to picture those uncaring people like that. I hope it makes a lot of people wake up and decide to do something about it.

road kill
09-20-2013, 06:39 AM
They DID get the guy responsible for this.

The video maker!!!!:cool:

Gerry Clinchy
10-25-2013, 12:56 PM
This interview will be on 60 Minutes this Sunday.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/25/benghazi-attackers-told-guards-were-here-to-kill-americans/?intcmp=latestnews


Terrorists who attacked the U.S. compound in Benghazi last year announced they were "here to kill Americans," according to a British citizen who was there and spoke with CBS' "60 Minutes."


The witness, a security officer who goes under the pseudonym Morgan Jones, is the first western eyewitness to speak publicly about the attack.


He told "60 Minutes" (http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50157811n) that on the night of Sept. 11, a guard in the compound called him to say they were under attack and that fighters were "all over the compound."




As Fox News reported (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/24/benghazi-suspects-not-on-state-department-list/), the State Department's "Rewards for Justice" program -- which offers multimillion-dollar payouts for tips leading to wanted terrorists -- does not include suspects in the Benghazi terror attack.
The State Department has not offered an explanation as to why those individuals are not on the list. Pressed by Fox News and The Associated Press on Thursday, spokeswoman Marie Harf suggested the important thing was that the Obama administration is resolved to find those suspects.


"This is nothing at all to do with politics. We've made crystal clear that we want to find these people and bring them to justice," Harf said. "Whether we pay a couple million dollars isn't the point -- the point is we believe it's a priority ... and whether they are on a website or not doesn't change that."


"Nothing to do with politics?" I have a hard time believing that after we have seen how the whole story was spun to turn on the unknown video.

shinyhead
10-25-2013, 05:22 PM
" He's got to be the most well rested man on earth after all the vacation he takes. It's all hot air." He is full of gas, this much is true. He is a very good speaker, not much of a doer, but he sure can spin a yarn. Although there is another useless president that took more vacation time than any other in history. Know who that might be?

Brad Turner
10-25-2013, 06:35 PM
" He's got to be the most well rested man on earth after all the vacation he takes. It's all hot air." He is full of gas, this much is true. He is a very good speaker, not much of a doer, but he sure can spin a yarn. Although there is another useless president that took more vacation time than any other in history. Know who that might be?

You've got to be joking... What does that have to do with issues stated in the op? America has never been guilty of such a blatant cover-up before.

Have previous presidents lied? Absolutely. Are any of those lies ok? Not in my opinion, yet I doubt anyone can remember a time when an administration has ever told such an egregious lie to the American public and continued to deny it after they have been outed.

One thing is for certain, BHO is proof that the masses don't really care. America is supposed to represent that which is good in the world. We are supposed to do the RIGHT thing.

shinyhead
10-25-2013, 07:42 PM
There is the problem. Why do we have to take care of the rest of the world? Why don't we take care of our own house before we repair others houses? OUr house is crumbling, yet we give our money away to the neighbors so their house won't fall down. I said that he is full of hot air. I just pointed out another president that seemed to take a lot of vacation time too. Someone claimed WMDs so that's why we went over there. Found out to be false. Then blamed it on "bad intelligence" information. Just sayin.

huntinman
10-26-2013, 07:51 AM
There is the problem. Why do we have to take care of the rest of the world? Why don't we take care of our own house before we repair others houses? OUr house is crumbling, yet we give our money away to the neighbors so their house won't fall down. I said that he is full of hot air. I just pointed out another president that seemed to take a lot of vacation time too. Someone claimed WMDs so that's why we went over there. Found out to be false. Then blamed it on "bad intelligence" information. Just sayin.

Said to be false by a willing media. Sure seem to be a lot of WMD's in Syria. Wonder if any came from Iraq during that time? Maybe, maybe not.

starjack
10-26-2013, 08:13 AM
Bill i will go with the maybe. Just saying

mjh345
10-26-2013, 02:35 PM
Said to be false by a willing media. Sure seem to be a lot of WMD's in Syria. Wonder if any came from Iraq during that time? Maybe, maybe not.George W Bush admitted there were no WMD's. Is that good enough for you? For you echo chamber sycophants who frequently brag about the integrity of W: please tell me your impression of how his administration handled those who pointed out that the WMD story was made up of lies. Those lies led to the loss of countless lives both US and foreign including women and children as well as ongoing trillions of dollars; and eventually plunged us into the greatest financial crisis since the great depression.

Remember Joe Wilson was treated like shit then they outed his spy wife Valerie Plame. That jeopardized numerous intel operations & the human operatives. They responded with lies claiming she was not a spy but a clerical worker; and continued with those lies forcing the CIA to reveal for the first time ever the ID of a spy. That is TREASON folks and is far more egregious than the Benghazi raid Or the Dozen Benghazi style raids that occurred on W's watch {which you also give W a pass on} Yet you echo chamber yokels ignore it because Rush or Fox filled you with lies that were easier to swallow than to admit the guilty parties were your beloved Republicans As long as the Politicians know that they have 80% of the voting population as either Republican Sheeple or Democratic sheeple who will look the other way and ignore wrongdoing by their party members and have districts that turn a blind eye to this crap & regularly vote their party incumbents back into office things aren't going to get any better; and it is our own fault FIRE THEM ALL NOW!!!!!!!

Brad Turner
10-26-2013, 04:21 PM
George W Bush admitted there were no WMD's. Is that good enough for you? For you echo chamber sycophants who frequently brag about the integrity of W: please tell me your impression of how his administration handled those who pointed out that the WMD story was made up of lies. Those lies led to the loss of countless lives both US and foreign including women and children as well as ongoing trillions of dollars; and eventually plunged us into the greatest financial crisis since the great depression.

Remember Joe Wilson was treated like shit then they outed his spy wife Valerie Plame. That jeopardized numerous intel operations & the human operatives. They responded with lies claiming she was not a spy but a clerical worker; and continued with those lies forcing the CIA to reveal for the first time ever the ID of a spy. That is TREASON folks and is far more egregious than the Benghazi raid Or the Dozen Benghazi style raids that occurred on W's watch {which you also give W a pass on} Yet you echo chamber yokels ignore it because Rush or Fox filled you with lies that were easier to swallow than to admit the guilty parties were your beloved Republicans As long as the Politicians know that they have 80% of the voting population as either Republican Sheeple or Democratic sheeple who will look the other way and ignore wrongdoing by their party members and have districts that turn a blind eye to this crap & regularly vote their party incumbents back into office things aren't going to get any better; and it is our own fault FIRE THEM ALL NOW!!!!!!!

This is exactly what I'm talking about. Bush admitted he was wrong. People make mistakes and if BHO had just made a mistake I would let it go. His administration lied to win an election. Let's hear him admit that.

Brad Turner
10-26-2013, 04:26 PM
There is the problem. Why do we have to take care of the rest of the world? Why don't we take care of our own house before we repair others houses? OUr house is crumbling, yet we give our money away to the neighbors so their house won't fall down. I said that he is full of hot air. I just pointed out another president that seemed to take a lot of vacation time too. Someone claimed WMDs so that's why we went over there. Found out to be false. Then blamed it on "bad intelligence" information. Just sayin.

I'm not saying we take care of anyone else. I'm saying that given the opportunity to tell the truth, you do it. The only people we are responsible for are the ones we put in harms way.

Do the right thing, not what's best for political gain.

Character is what you do when no one else is watching.

mjh345
10-26-2013, 04:47 PM
This is exactly what I'm talking about. Bush admitted he was wrong. People make mistakes and if BHO had just made a mistake I would let it go. His administration lied to win an election. Let's hear him admit that.Brad I agree that Bush admitted he was wrong. My problem with W is the timing of his admission He waited until the damage was done & evidence was so overwhelming that it could only be ignored by an idiot. Now if we can just get people like Bill Davis to admit he was wrong, instead of beating the old "liberal MSM is lying" drum

Do you not have a problem with the fact that before Bush admitted he was wrong he ignored the UN inspectors, fabricated stories to promote his march towards an unnecessary and costly war, punished and ridiculed Allies and people like Joe Wilson who dared to question his false "Intelligence" questioned the patriotism of individuals like Max Cleland? How do you think his administration did on the outing of a spy issue? Do you think it was admirable that he gave a pardon to the ultimate scapegoat Scooter Libby after he was convicted? Forgive me if I don't join you in a tribute to the morality of the Republican administration and their leader that preceded the current bunch of crooks!! As long as sheeple exist in large numbers who will ignore treasonous behavior on the part of members of their chosen party, then this Republic is in serious jeopardy

mngundog
10-26-2013, 05:35 PM
This is exactly what I'm talking about. Bush admitted he was wrong. People make mistakes and if BHO had just made a mistake I would let it go. His administration lied to win an election. Let's hear him admit that.
Bush lied to go to war, letting 5000+ U.S. troops die to feed his ego. Please show we where he apologized for that. His idea of admitting he was wrong is about the same as a serial rapist saying maybe he made a bad decision.

Brad Turner
10-26-2013, 09:04 PM
I don't think Bush lied to go to war. I believe he was misled by sketchy intelligence sources. Now Cheney lying is another story. I also believe it is quite plausible that the WMD's believed to be there could have ended up in Syria. I don't know for certain that is true, but at least it is very possible. There is no proof that Bush fabricated stories. Quite frankly, I don't trust the UN either. There is as much political maneuvering in that organization as there is with our politicians.

What I do know for certain is that senior officials in the Obama administration and Obama himself tried to cover up the seriousness of the Bengahzi assault for political gain. Obama told a bold faced lie during the presidential debates, and Clinton and Biden fed the same manure to the parents of those Americans when the bodies of their children were brought back home.

I don't believe for one second that the republicans are any less morally corrupt than the democrats. I believe it is shameful that people displaying such a lack of moral character are allowed to walk free on the streets, let alone govern the most powerful nation on the planet.

Henlee
10-26-2013, 10:16 PM
There is a whole back story to the Iraq war, that would make a lot of what happened make sense. I feel it was the wrong decision either way, but I don't waste a lot of tears for Saddam. I think Bush was a terrible president, but I have never questioned his sincerity or patriotism.