The Benghazi attacks: Answers are overdue
November 07, 2012 12:45 AM | 10442 views | 14 14 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The outcome of Tuesday’s presidential election was unknown as this was written, but one thing was clear none the less: the Obama administration had yet to come clean about the Benghazi attack that left the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other brave Americans dead. The attack, and the ensuing Obama cover-up, are matters that must be pursued whether Obama won another four years on Tuesday or is a lame duck.

It is clear that Obama and his minions successfully “ran out the clock,” pushing any meaningful probe back until after this week’s election. Obama got what he wanted. Unfortunately, the mainstream media eroded its credibility even further by finding little of interest in the story, as it showed their favorite, Obama, in a bad light. Now, it’s time for a full-bore investigation of the attacks and his deceit.

To recap: the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was attacked on Sept. 11, the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Obama quickly and repeatedly described the attacks as having been sparked by a mob angered by an obscure YouTube video that was critical of Muslims. He stuck to his improbable story even though the supposedly spontaneous mob turned out to have been armed with heavy weapons and knew how to use them, landing the very first mortar rounds directly on target.

Obama trotted out Hillary Clinton, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and others to buttress his “spontaneous mob” story line, even as a steady stream of well-placed leaks from high-ranking Administration security officials revealed that the Obama administration had known of the consulate’s vulnerability to attack but had refused to provide assistance beforehand; had watched the attacks in real time; had failed to send military reinforcements to try and save the lives of the Americans — even though we had troops nearby; and knew from the very beginning that the attack was a well-coordinated terrorist attack.

Why did Obama decide to deceive the public? Because admitting the truth would have undermined one of the few positive accomplishments of his tenure, the demise of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, which supposedly had al-Qaida on the run.

“Here we are two months after the fact, and the president has been basically totally silent on it, and he needs to come forward and explain what happened,” U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss told the Marietta Daily Journal late last week.

Chambliss, the senior Republican member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told the MDJ that he knew shortly after the attack that it was terrorist-related.

“I knew at that time this was a terrorist attack,” he said. “I had already issued a press release saying it was a terrorist attack. If I knew more than the president did or other folks in his administration, then something is wrong with the system, so I don’t think that’s correct. They knew it, and they still went out and tried to paint it as something other than a terrorist attack when they knew that’s exactly what it was.”

We would urge Chambliss, fellow U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and their peers to press the administration — and press it hard — for the answers the public deserves, and whether Team Obama is settling in for another four years or packing their bags.

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woodauger
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November 11, 2012
Diplomacy is the alternative to unwarranted attacks on American interests. The killings in this case point up the importance of maintaining a believable political stance in places where our representatives place their lives on the line.
VFP42
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November 10, 2012
I do wonder why they blamed YouTube/Google for the attack.

Has the old 9/11 line "They hate us for our freedom" finally started to fail?

Samuel Adams
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November 12, 2012
I have a theory on this. Hillary's assistant, the wife of disgraced Congress person Anthony Wiener (of naked self-photo fame) is a Muslim, well connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR and other Muslim organizations who hate regular Americans. I believe when the scope of Obama's disasterous 9-11 anniversary was learned, and then photos and audio and details of the ambassador's horrifying death, sodomized, murdered and dragged through the streets, were made public before they could hide them, Ms. Assistant, Huma (?) came up with the cover-story, a story which plays along with the Muslim's usual narrative...blaming anti-Muslim bigotry, playing victim from thousands of miles away...pretending some obscure video (which CAIR and other Muslim organizations were certainly aware of because they monitor these things)was the cause. They got excited about their own story, thinking it was plausible especially when the stupid press began to take the bait. And then it all blew up in their faces when Gen. Hamm, the Med carrier battle group admiral and others started talking. And the cover ups just keep occurring, as evidenced by the trumped up bs removal of Gen. David Petraus. Stay tuned. It's goig to get even better...
Thomas J Palmer
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November 08, 2012
Any fool who imagines a straight answer from Obamaroid is just that, a fool. Those families who suffer are well aware of what happened. Those with any integrity, should concern themselves with the survivors and fully explain their actions which resulted in the death of their family members. Continuing to interact with Muslim maniacs will result in more slaughter...people with no vision are NOW in charge for another 4 years. Expect the worst.
zoko
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November 07, 2012
thanks to Obama and his minions they have been covering up the atrocities and possible crime against humanity committed in Iraq by Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld
anonymous
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November 12, 2012
zoko, not nice to say when you are supposed to be pretending to care about the troops.

Forget Bush. He's long gone. You can't even see the trees in the forrest.
Pat H
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November 07, 2012
Our elected representatives need to understand that Benghazi is more of a reason to impeach than Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinski.

Where are they and why are they not demanding impeachment for treason?
Burt Zerker
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November 07, 2012
The mainstream media is partially to blame for abusing 'our' trust. They were as derelict in their duties as obama was in his. 0Bama ignored 4 Americans to death,..and the media ignored 4 Americans in death. They media has forfeited the respect that the fourth estate once enjoyed.

We need to have the network heads, news directors and their flunky bobble-heads hauled before an investigative committee and made to answer. I'd bet my last dollar that the 'Fourth Estate', pleads the 5th!.
LB Armstrong
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November 07, 2012
Thanks, MDJ, for not forgetting when it appears this horrendous crime by Obama will get lost in all the election hoopla.

At least half of America will never forget Benghazi, or Ft. Hood, or how Obam -- who is supposed to be president of us all -- seems to side with the enemy more than he sides with us. When my son comes to me one day and wants to join the Marines like his daddy, I'm going to remember the dayt the world shifted and it became obvious that to half the country, his life means absolutely NOTHING. I will advise him against this choice, and mourn for a country that used to be worth fighting for.

We'll hunker down for the next four years and enjoy Obama as he tries to live with his own policies and the destruction they'll cause. And we'll watch in horror as he tries to blame anything but himself as half the people accept it.

this election proves
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November 07, 2012
the American people do not care about our soldiers, what happened in Benghazi, or anything else of substance. I am ashamed to be an American right now.
Operafan10
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November 07, 2012
What has happened to America? Lying leads to success and having morals and character are no longer virtues to be admired. A perverse society shamelessly flaunts it's perversion and the so called "crowning achievement of evolution" is the only species on planet Earth that kills it's unborn children. Hard to believe, but true.
YeahOKGuy
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November 07, 2012
Yeah the other species just wait till they're walking and know life!
Sad Day Today
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November 07, 2012
My sentiments exactly!!! Lots of others feel the same way as you do. A very sad America now. Will never, ever be the same. Might as well be called Rome now!
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