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Administration's behavior on Benghazi is an insult to original 9-11

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If the media wanted us to remember today’s one-year anniversary of the 9-11 attacks in Benghazi – and they don’t – it might be a futile gesture anyway.

It makes little sense to try to “never forget” something you’ve never really learned.

A year later, the Obama administration, with a complicit news media, has been able to nearly wipe the Benghazi scandal from all memory.

In the past year, the administration has:

• lied about what happened, concocting a fairy tale that an anti-Islam Internet video caused the attack (and even having the filmmaker arrested);

• never been held accountable for allowing our diplomatic mission to be unprotected on the anniversary of 9-11, of all days, despite fervent pleas to increase security there;

• never revealed President Obama’s actions the night four Americans were killed on his watch at our Libyan outpost;

• angrily told the American people, through then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, that it doesn’t matter how the attacks came about, even though they killed four Americans, including our ambassador;

• sent U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to all the Sunday talk shows to spread the lie about how the video led to a spontaneous protest (which the administration later admitted was a lie);

• kept witnesses of the attacks from speaking publicly;

• punished at least one whistleblower for doing so.

We could go on. But a year later, we know precious little about what really happened that night – only that our government has been lying to us about it and covering it up. Witnesses reportedly were forced to sign nondisclosure statements.

How can the news media accept all the above so unquestioningly, so compliantly? Whatever became of journalism?

The Obama administration has had more than its share of scandals, from Fast and Furious to the IRS harassment of conservative groups to spying on journalists and on millions of Americans. But in the Benghazi case, in which four Americans died brutal deaths, this administration has set new lows for lying, for phony indignation, for obfuscation, for stalling, and for stabbing in the back the very people who were serving it in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the world.

Meanwhile, the president said this the day after the attacks:

“We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.”

Well, a year later, it’s no mistake to say they’ve wavered and that justice has not been done. Federal investigators seem to have little interest in the survivors of the attacks – and have been unable to find the perpetrators in Libya, even though media outlets have actually interviewed a key suspect.

“Why is it that reporters seem to be able to find this guy, who the government is charging with involvement in Benghazi, but law enforcement can’t find him?” Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Sunday. “It’s been a year, sir. ... Why can AP find him, why can the New York Times find him, and not our government?”

In response, McDonough had nothing but what appeared to be trumped-up determination and platitudes. Someday. Someday.

In short, this government not only does not appear interested in seeing that justice is done for the Benghazi attacks, it appears intent on preventing it.

That’s some kind of memorial – more like an insult – to those victims, and to the memory of the original 9-11.

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specsta
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specsta 09/11/13 - 03:26 pm
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@humble angela

Since you care about murdered people, am I to assume that you were rallying for justice for Trayvon Martin's murderer to be held accountable?

Should I assume that you have been rallying for justice for the 130,000+ innocent civilian murders in Iraq orchestrated by George W. Bush?

Or what about the 800 victims, including over 100 children (including a 3-year-old) in Pakistan, murdered by US drone strikes? Where is the outrage over that?

Or is is only when Americans are killed in foreign countries that the care and concern is all warm and fuzzy - and that someone must be held accountable?

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 09/11/13 - 03:27 pm
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If those who lost their lives

If those who lost their lives at Benghazi, accomplished nothing more than circumventing Madam Secretary's presidential bid; they certainly did not die in vain, but great service to their country.

The awesome thing about evil perpetrated on good. Is God's awesome promise to bite them with it!

InChristLove
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InChristLove 09/11/13 - 03:53 pm
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Specsta, I do believe you

Specsta, I do believe you have gotten some false information. According to the sites I researched listed below, homelessness, although it is a problem, is no where near 3 million.

According to the 2012 State of Homelessness in America “The nation’s homeless population decreased 1 percent, or by about 7,000 people; it went from 643,067 in 2009 to 636,017 in 2011.”

In 2012, number of homeless in America has dropped from 763,010 to 633,782, about 17% from 2005 to 2012. An estimated 129,000 fewer Americans were homeless, even after a mortgage crisis kicked thousands out of their homes.

http://www.endhomelessness.org/
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/01/homeless-homelessne...

InChristLove
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InChristLove 09/11/13 - 03:59 pm
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(specsta) "Since you care

(specsta) "Since you care about murdered people, am I to assume that you were rallying for justice for Trayvon Martin's murderer to be held accountable?"

Problem with your question to HA specsta is that Trayvon Martin wasn't murdered and so there is no murderer to be held accountable. The man that shot and killed Trayvon did so and was proven in a court of law to have been justified through self defense.

carcraft
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carcraft 09/11/13 - 04:08 pm
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Why do we still have homeless

Why do we still have homeless in America? Obama has been president for five years , wasn't the World going to cool, oceans reced, love would spring out and we would sit down and sing Kumby ya, wealth would be redistributed and the world would love us!

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 09/11/13 - 05:02 pm
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Quote from editorial

"“We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done"

I know that Obama said this, and possibly put his foot in his mouth yet again. Realistically ( spl ), how can anybody expect a hand full of thugs to be caught either by The FBI or The CIA?? It is one thing to track down and kill the top leaders, BUT A few thugs, I don't think so!

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 09/11/13 - 05:12 pm
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Quote from editorial

"“Why is it that reporters seem to be able to find this guy, who the government is charging with involvement in Benghazi, but law enforcement can’t find him"

This statement seems to only refer to "ONE" guy. Are we expected to believe ALL of this was done by one guy??

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 09/11/13 - 05:14 pm
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Question

May be if the CIA finds this guy, they can water-board him till the cows come home and hope he tells all.

KSL
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KSL 09/11/13 - 05:18 pm
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bledsoe

Perhaps he was the organizer. Isn't that who needs to be gone after?

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 09/11/13 - 05:19 pm
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carcraft @ 5:08

"Why do we still have homeless in America"

Because only 1 to 2 percent of the American population has most of the money. They are hording it up and not pouring it back into the American economy. May be counties over seas.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 09/11/13 - 05:22 pm
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KSL @ 6:18

"Perhaps he was the organizer. Isn't that who needs to be gone after"

Sure, but there was more than one. Do you think he will give up the rest of his gang?

KSL
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KSL 09/11/13 - 08:41 pm
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Interrogation

With the right interrogation methods. You do know what they did to Ambassador, don't you. I gaurantee you it was a lot worse way to die than the 1400 Syrians suffered.

carcraft
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carcraft 09/11/13 - 06:15 pm
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BUT T3 I thought Obama was

BUT T3 I thought Obama was going to fix all this! The earth heal etc et. What happened? Guess what T3, 1 to 2% of the population have always controlled 80% of the wealth! The good news is that the one to two percent keep changing. Think Bill Gates, Sam Walton, Opra Winfree, Damon Johns, the guys that founded Home Depot etc etc etc. This BS has been pushed for generations. My generation was given the book "The Rich and the Super Rich " .

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 09/11/13 - 07:03 pm
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HA, prediction came true

"Today seems like a great day!"

You have really been on fire today!! You predicted it!! GREAT JOB!!

Bizkit
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Bizkit 09/11/13 - 08:04 pm
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What does support for Israel

What does support for Israel have to do with it EEL? We've been doing it since the 70's and right now I think Obama gives 3 billion a year to Israel. Why not I thought America would support the underdog like poor little Israel. It is surrounded by Arab muslims so seems fitting this small population should have a place-just like American indians have a place. I don't think we should give them so much. We quit giving them economic aid because their economy is so good, but we could cut back on military funding. The idea is we give them 3 billion and they can only buy American military machinery-so it just feeds the military industrial complex. We would do better to plan on striking Syria and then hit Iran with hundreds of MOABs accidentally-wink, wink, wink. A technical error-if Obama can blame Benghazi on a video surely they'd believe another lame story about a bad transistor or something. Oooops Iran no longer exists because of a booboo. He can have another beer summit to smooth things over. He and Putin can drink beer with their shirts off and then arm wrestle or play basketball. Manly stuff.

freeradical
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freeradical 09/11/13 - 08:32 pm
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Ambassador Stevens Looked Like My Brother .

For the first presidential race baiter & hustler , ie from his " TYPICAL

WHITE ", grandmother " to " TRAVON COULD HAVE BEEN MY SON " ,

it must have given him a good night's sleep on 9/11/2012 that not

one of the Bengahzzi embassy personal hung out to be slaughtered by

executive non-order was someone who looked like they could have

been his , " son " , "

brother " , " father " , " cousin " , etc,etc,etc,etc,,,,,,& etc .

Although I am willing to admit that ambassador Stevens , God rest his

soul, did look like he could have Been Obama's " typical white "

grandmother's son.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 09/12/13 - 07:02 am
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Specsta....Trayvon Martin was
Unpublished

Specsta....Trayvon Martin was NOT murdered, as was proven in the trial. What evidence do you have that he was murdered.....maybe you should have given that evidence to the prosecution so they didn't look so foolish.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 09/12/13 - 07:04 am
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"This statement seems to only
Unpublished

"This statement seems to only refer to "ONE" guy. Are we expected to believe ALL of this was done by one guy??"

I get it....if we can't get ALL of those responsible, we just won't even try to get ANYONE responsible. That makes sense.

Darby
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Darby 09/12/13 - 08:59 pm
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"It would not surprise me; IN THE LEAST; to

know that in four or five more generations; the Trade Center Memorial will be turned into something comercial!! (sic)"

Yeah, just like we did with Pearl Harbor. OH, WAIT! that never happened did it?

Well, you can't really blame bledsoe. He really does try to be original.

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