Unplanned? Unlikely

Obama camp's explanation of Libya attack increasingly suspicious

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More than one observer has noted how sad a day it is when the head of Libya appears more believable than the American White House.

The Obama administration this weekend was insisting that the assault on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed an American ambassador and three others was nothing more than a spontaneous mob lashing out at a YouTube video about the prophet Muhammad.

Right. This spontaneous protest came complete with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades – and the heavily armed mob just happened to storm the consulate simultaneously from three directions, a la a military assault.

Sorry, but the more details that emerge, the more the White House’s story smells like a fish market.

Also calling into question the administration’s “spontaneous” theory is this from CNN: “Three days before the deadly assault on the United States consulate in Libya, a local security official says he met with American diplomats in the city and warned them about deteriorating security.”

And Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif flatly declared, “The idea that this criminal and cowardly act was a spontaneous protest that just spun out of control is completely unfounded and preposterous.”

It’s possible they’re both partially right – that there were organic protests about the anti-Muhammad video, but that al-Qaida or other organized terrorists used the cover of the protests to attack – on the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, no less. But if so, that too would debunk the Obama administration’s stated claims of a wholly unplanned blitzkrieg.

If the administration is indeed whitewashing what it knows about the Libyan assault and murders, then it is dishonoring the memories of the dead, while failing to learn from what appear to be obvious catastrophic failures in intelligence and security.

Even if the administration were correct, it was still caught with its guard down – in a very dangerous, unstable country. And on Sept. 11.

It will be fascinating to see to what extent the “mainstream” media give the administration a pass on all this. Can you imagine the media firestorm had this sort of fatal miscalculation happened on George W. Bush’s watch? It would’ve been labeled a foreign policy “Katrina.”

The Libyan president argues that the attack bears the imprint of al-Qaida. You have to wonder if the Obama administration is overlooking that possibility as dismissively as it did the warnings beforehand.

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KSL
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KSL 09/18/12 - 08:42 pm
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But I am not blind, as so

But I am not blind, as so many Obama supporters are. And I will not be feeling sorry for those of you who will be finding out how you are going to be affected.

Re Obamacare: My 87 year old mother went to the emergency room the other day for a pain in her neck. Now I will count out the times she has been in the hospital: birth of 3 children, gall bladder surgery. She had to wait hours. That is unheard of. Wait, it's been several decades since I or my mothetr had to use our emergency rooms for something.

Retired Army
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Retired Army 09/18/12 - 08:46 pm
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justthefacts09/18/12 - 06:38 pm

Yup! saw that "hit dog" hollerin' all over the news tonight. 47% of us don't matter to Mittens and God only knows what he thinks of the rest.

But the real point, that wasn't stressed, is that even the poor pay taxes. Or, is this man so out of touch with reality or the common man that he dosen't even realize how much the middle class and the poor pay in payroll, medicare, sales and consumption and property taxes either on their modest homes or buried in the rent?

Now for the real clunker. Most of his support is in the Red states and when that is extrapolated against income and income taxes paid it becomes a real joke. And it shows too, in the quality of schools, educated, roads and healthcare to name just a few.

Now for those of you inclined to offer me a seat on the next Delta fight outta here. Nah! This is where the real work is.

KSL
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KSL 09/18/12 - 09:05 pm
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Those states are full of

Those states are full of people who actually realize the fill extent of the taxes they are paying. They are not the people in the highly citified area with extra moneies available. Just take a look at Augusta/Richmondcounty.. One area has the idea of government support and bolster because they are stuck with struggling commerce and a largely dependent class, and the other has largely made their way. The entire attitude of voters is different.

KSL
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KSL 09/18/12 - 09:14 pm
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oh yes, the poor pay taxes

They pay tons of junk taxes on cell and land lines and cable. They pay gas tax to drive around like the rest of us. They pay those junk fees on cable or whatever sat they get. Also Internet.

They pay sales tax on their manicures and their hair jobs.

KSL
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KSL 09/18/12 - 09:28 pm
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Retired Army

From your screen name, I assume you paid to this country, more than its dues. What I don't understand is your willing empathy for people who don't try.

Not being able to stand up and perform is one thing. Making a choice not to do so because the government is a willing provider is totally different.

I would welcome a private discussion with you. We obviously have totally different life experiences. I have spent my life trying to learn from others.

allhans
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allhans 09/18/12 - 11:29 pm
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KSL...Right...Romney is

KSL...Right...Romney is trying hard to make people listen. This country needs jobs...It is absolutely necessary. Unemployment, disability, food stamps....housing....These people need help called jobs. Decent jobs at a decent rate. Minimum wage of $12.00 an hour for those who need training....
A business man is just what this country needs now. Forget the distractions. Let him fix the country and create jobs, then we can get something done on the social issues. Give him a measly 4 years..you know, like Obama. That's fair. WE can do that!
I will bet you one thing. Mitt Romney will do more for the poor than has been done since Obama has been in office.

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Retired Army 09/18/12 - 11:51 pm
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allhans09/18/12 - 11:29 pm

You really want to try 4 more years of George Bush Redux? That's what Romney amounts to. Another Bush, only even dumber as if I thought that was possible. Yup! that's the ticket. Let's double down on trickle down.

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myfather15 09/19/12 - 12:30 am
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No President will fix

No President will fix unemployment unless the Congress and Senate are on board with him. I have no illusions of Romney or any other MAN, fixing our problems. The problems of this Country are too deep. We must get rid of the vast majority of regulations on business and that alone will bring many jobs back to the US. Romney will not be able to do this alone. A friend of mine started his own Air condition company back in May of this year. He told me he actually had to hire a lawyer to understand all the regulations. He had to have several different licenses to even begin work. Then he had to get certain permits to install different AC units and other permits to work on heating units. Thats just in the heating and air business, not manufacturing.

How many items do we buy today that say "Made in China" on it?? Wouldn't you say that if we built ALL those products here in the USA, it wouldn't put a serious dent in unemployment???? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what the problem is, but it does take more than a politician.

Why do we ban off shore drilling for American companies but allow Petrobraz to drill off our shores?? Why is the federal government actually paying farmers, not to farm?? Why is the federal government forgiving a 1.5 billion loan to Egypt when we are 16 trillion in debt?? Why do our elected officials talk about reducing spending, then recently vote for a massive spending bill?? Why do our elected officials block the development of the Keystone pipeline, which would eventually save citizens money?? They said it was about environmental reasons, yet they allow massive trains to continue delivering the oil, therefore causing massive amounts of toxic fumes. This list could go on and on. Our leaders are completely out of touch and NONE of them are looking out for US. No, not Obama or Romney or anyone else with a D or R in front of their name. They all disgust me to no end.

KSL
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KSL 09/19/12 - 12:56 am
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Trickle down worked for us. Carter just about took us out, though the worst came during the early Reagan years......you know, the same aftermath. Obama folks are after 3.5 years still claiming this mess is Bush's fault. WRONG.

The Middle East is a mess of gigantic proportions.

Is it by desisgn?

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Little Lamb 09/19/12 - 08:05 am
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The other 53%

Retired Army wrote:

47% of us don't matter to Mittens and God only knows what he thinks of the rest.

Well, I guess the other 53% of us don't matter to Obama.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 09/21/12 - 04:44 pm
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That is abundantly clear

That is abundantly clear Little Lamb. Touche.

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