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Benghazi for Dummies

Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit calls this weekend's CBS report on Benghazi "DEVASTATING!" ... The people who are actually seriously looking at the Benghazi timeline and the following cover-up by the Obama administration at the highest seats know that if this were a republican administration the MSM would not only be calling for a Watergate-like impeachment (and "frog-marching") right now, but would not have sat on this story during the 2012 election cycle...

Throughout the night, sources say Americans on the ground in Libya at times felt helpless and abandoned.

“We relied on Washington for dispassionate assessment,” one eyewitness told CBS News. “Instead, they [Washington officials] were asking us what help we needed. We answered: ‘Send reinforcements!’ ”

But they were told immediate help wasn’t available.

Embassy personnel say they repeatedly asked the Defense Attache on site in Tripoli for military assistance.

“Isn’t there anything available?” one Embassy official says he asked. “But the answer was ‘no.’”

“What about Aviano?” the official pressed, referencing the NATO air base with US assets in northeastern Italy. “No,” was the answer.

Two of the four Americans killed that night died hours after the first attack began…

Counterterrorism sources and internal emails reviewed by CBS News express frustration that key responders were ready to deploy, but were not called upon to help in the attack. National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor told CBS News the CSG was not needed.

(Emphisis Hoft's)

You can read the full CBS report by the tireless Sharyl Attkisson here.

How deep and bad has the Benghazi cover-up been? The State Department's Benghazi investigation panel is now under investigation...


The hearings with the "whistleblowers" in front of Congress are schedulaed for this Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., and will be live-fed on C-SPAN. Some of the testimony will involve "then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a key aide effectively tried to cut the department's own counterterrorism bureau out of the chain of reporting and decision-making". Oh, and since the proverbial cat-is-out-of-the-bag, democrats are now throwing Susan Rice under the bus and acting all shocked ... or something. One more point, the White House and democrats will now feed the MSM the talking-point that the Benghazi attack was a result of GOP-forced budget cuts the State Department and Hillary Clinton has to deal with. That would be more total bullshit. And neither was some stupid Youtube video to blame. The fact here now is I think it's safe to speculate that the White House and the MSM are undoubtedly in brain-grinding jam-sessions to find someway to discredit and trash the "whistleblowers" who will be testifying and contradicting the White House's narrative on Benghazi. Maybe one of them has an over-due library book?

And so, since some confused Americans have not even heard a snippet of information about this terrorist attack on Americans (on the anniversary of the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks), and are unaware the administration's and the MSM's deliberate cover-up makes Nixon's "Watergate" look like a child's fib over a raided cookie jar, here is a simple starting point to explain what "Benghazi" is:

This is the U.S. Consulate under attack on 9-11-12 in the city of Benghazi, Libya. Four American citizens were murdered, including our Ambassador Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith. It is where former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty disobeyed the order to "STAND DOWN" and not fight back as they fought for over seven hours to defend our soil there, giving their lives so that 30 of our people could escape with their lives...

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This is veteran American actor (the late) Ben Gazzara ... THIS is not Benghazi.

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UPDATE: "Fans" and "fecal matter" comes to mind...

"Breaking: Sharyl Attkisson tweets reveal Obama admin lies; US Special Forces stopped from going to Benghazi; Update: ‘Might have saved American lives’"

Sharyl Attkisson @ CBS News: "Diplomat: U.S. Special Forces told "you can't go" to Benghazi during attacks"

4 comments to Benghazi for Dummies

  • Honey

    Several things should not go unnoticed in this affair.
    1. There were four American victims, but it was supposed to be 32 dead. The Seals disobeyed orders to stand down and saved 30 people and these Seals were killed in their efforts to save the Ambassador and another American. These are not deaths; they are murders caused by indifference and holding back of resources to save them. Obama and Hillary are thus the lead murderers.

    2. Hillary Clinton must never be allowed to run for president. This horror should forever put the kabosh on her chances. She should be in jail instead. She most not go unscathed from her terrible murderous behavior in this Benghazi affair.

    3. We are learning anew from witnesses that this was completely avoidable and could have had a better outcome. Military was close enough to have gotten there on time to save these people. Obama and Clinton should not be able to escape from this.

    4. The msm has been the Pravda for this administration. Suddenly CBS woke up, nine or ten months too late to tell the "shocking" "new" details. As if none of this was known in the fall before the election. The Wall Street Journal gave all of this information in October, chapter and verse and now CBS is presenting this as if it is news. Now, when it is not going to have the impact it could have had in October of last year.

    And, finally, the big question is what were these Americans doing in Benghazi at this late date anyway? Was there a secret plan of Obama's going on? Everyone else had left because they knew the place was too dangerous. Whey were we still there? And why were they not given security after many requests? Is it because they were supposed to be there secretly carrying out something for Obama and if they gave them security it would have blown their cover?
    Conspiracy theory alert: Was there a deal between Al Qaeda and Obama to get the Ambassador kidnapped and then Obama would rescue him in some hero on a White Horse way? And then when it all went awry because of the Seals "meddling" Obama had to come up with something so he named a video and went to sleep so he could campaign the next day in Las Vegas.

    So much to blame Obama for, so little time.

  • drillanwr

    "4. The msm has been the Pravda for this administration. Suddenly CBS woke up, nine or ten months too late to tell the "shocking" "new" details. As if none of this was known in the fall before the election. The Wall Street Journal gave all of this information in October, chapter and verse and now CBS is presenting this as if it is news..."

    Hod that though.

    I'm working on my next post regarding some curious 'incest' within the Obama admin and CBS...

    BTW, let's never for get CBS's Sharyl Attkisson has een swimming upstream with CBS and the WH for months digging into this story and the cover-up... and is currently looking for an 'out' from her contract with that network.

  • asombra

    The stench is overpowering. If the MSM doesn't "wake up," however late, it's beyond repair.

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