Benghazi cover-up continues

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By my nearest count, there are about 30 survivors of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the United States’ Benghazi, Libya, consulate and nearby CIA facility. These were not deep-cover clandestine operatives whose identities still need protection. If so, they would not have been operating within these highly visible facilities that were well-known to the citizens of Benghazi – and to al-Qaida.

They were mostly security and communications personnel, administrators, managers and probably some overt intelligence collectors. They all were interviewed by U.S. investigators the day after the attack, and obviously have been interviewed more in-depth since.

Whatever they had to say, the Obama administration has gone to unprecedented lengths to conceal by refusing to have them interviewed by Congress or any news media. The administration even refuses to identify them or disclose their locations. We don’t know if they are under house arrest or imprisoned, or have been moved to some foreign location under a rendition agreement.

This contrasts sharply with the immediate release of sensitive information and availability of operations personnel to the media following the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. In the administration’s rush to take credit, it even disclosed the use of DNA to identify bin Laden – information that quickly led to the arrest and 30-year prison sentence for the Pakistani doctor who collected the DNA for us.

Now, this “most transparent administration ever” is in full cover-up mode a la Watergate, and is being assisted by a complicit liberal media that have shown no interest in the survivors. There are many questions to be answered about the killing of our ambassador and three other brave Americans at Benghazi, and the Obama administration is deathly afraid of the answers.

At least no one was killed in Watergate, but with Benghazi the stakes are much higher.

Donald L. Davis

Evans

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Jon Lester
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Jon Lester 03/11/13 - 12:38 am
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I think I have to disagree about Watergate,

because that one event set off a chain of events that led us to neglect our treaty obligations with South Vietnam in 1975.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 03/11/13 - 04:02 am
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2002: U.S. Consulate Karachi,

2002: U.S. Consulate Karachi, Pakistan. 10 killed 51 injured.
2004: U.S. Embassy Uzbekistan. Killed 2 local guards, 9 injured.
2004: U.S. Consulate Jidda, Saudi Arabia. 5 killed.
2006: U.S. Embassy Damascus, Syria. 1 killed, several injured.
2006: U.S. Embassy Athens, Greece.
2008: U.S. Embassy Montenegro, Sebia. Charred remains of 1 found.
2008: U.S. Embassy Sana, Yemen, 10 killled.
1998: Us Embassies Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Nairobi, Kenya. 12 Americans killed, numerous locals.
1990: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel. Attempted attack. No casualties.
1983: U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon. 63 killed, 17 Americans. 6 months later Marine barracks bombed killing 217 Americans.
1983: U.S. Embassy Kuwait City, Kuwait. 5 killed, no Americans.
1979: U.S. Embassy Tehran, Iran. 60 Americans held hostage.
This is not a complete list. U.S. diplomatic missions have been attacked 44 times in 52 years. The primary mission of security at diplomatic missions is to protect classified information. Protection of staff is the secondary mission.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/11/13 - 05:24 am
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Bodhisattva

Did they have the cover up that Benghazi murder's had?

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 03/11/13 - 05:34 am
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They had a Congress and a

They had a Congress and a populace that were more concerned about American lives than manufacturing an imagined cover up and spouting conspiracy theories for political gain.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 03/11/13 - 07:02 am
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Let's try this again
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Let's try this again Bodhisattva. Did they have the cover up that the Benghazi murder's had? Simple question.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/11/13 - 07:04 am
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Classified

Bodhisattva posted:

The primary mission of security at diplomatic missions is to protect classified information.

In my opinion, much too much information is designated classified. We should be more open. The Obama regime promised in the 2008 campaign that it would be the most transparent in history. Instead, it clamped down on openness and is now more opaque than the previous six regimes.

ritaham
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ritaham 03/11/13 - 07:19 am
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Benghazi Cover-up

Thank you for your insightful letter. This cover-up should be kept in the forefront of political discussion. The Obama administration needs to answer the many questions concerning the killing of our US ambassador and three other American citizens who put their lives on the line for US interests. Your comments add to the process of keeping this issue alive.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 03/11/13 - 07:34 am
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"manufacturing an imagined

"manufacturing an imagined cover up and spouting conspiracy theories for political gain."

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 03/11/13 - 07:45 am
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So I just imagined that we
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So I just imagined that we were told for weeks that it was a protest that got out of control, even thought there was no protest, and it was clear that the administration knew that?

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 03/11/13 - 08:04 am
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It's a bull topic. It

It's a bull topic. It happened, it's over, people died the same as most of the other attacks. It's a war zone, people die, and we move on. Unless of course it's under the Obama Administration, then everything has to be a conspiracy and picked to death by the GOP so they can keep it in the media and hope for it to swing some votes. McCain's gone about crazy, Graham's become a whiny brat who get's his way or holds up everything, and Issa is another crazy who just loves to investigate perceived wrongdoing even it's just in his mind, that is as long as it's the Democrats he's investigating. Anyone from the GOP never does any thing wrong and if witnesses disagree with him,even his own, Issa pulls the plug. It's political theater for political gain. Waste taxpayer dollars and the legislators' time for nonsense. They have what they want. Non thinkers believing it and keeping it in the news just like the birth certificate nonsense and all of the other bull made up in the fairyland of the GOP minds.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 03/11/13 - 08:12 am
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Ok...let's try this
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Ok...let's try this again......"It happened, it's over, people died the same as most of the other attacks." Did they have the cover up that the Benghazi murder's had? Simple question.

Denying it isn't, or saying it's in the past and that people should drop it isn't going to change it. It wasn't "fairy land" where I was told for weeks that a protest that didn't exist got out of control.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 03/11/13 - 08:11 am
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I don't think investigating
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I don't think investigating the cover up of a murder is wasting taxpayers dollars. And since when did Obama and his supporters oppose wasting taxpayers dollars anyway?

john
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john 03/11/13 - 08:22 am
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wow

I dont understand how some people are so comfortable with their government lying to them, then saying it doesnt matter.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 03/11/13 - 08:27 am
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John....they not only say it
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John....they not only say it doesn't matter, they get mad at you and accuse you of making it up when you present them with facts.

allhans
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allhans 03/11/13 - 08:51 am
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WHO are the survivors of

WHO are the survivors of Benghazi... the witnesses...WHERE are they... Don't they have families. None has been mentioned.
"It IS Still UNder Investigation" they say.... Hmmmmm.

WHY haven't we heard from at least one? But none...Not even one person has come forward. Will it become a "where is Hoffa"?

Strange, very strange.

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Willow Bailey 03/11/13 - 08:47 am
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It Matters, very much, Mrs. Clinton.

Let's see what did our, then, Secretary of State, Mrs. Hillary Dianne Rodham Clinton say, "What difference does it make, now"?

Quite a bit of difference Mrs. Clinton, to those who died and their families and all the others who serve our great nation abroad.

allhans
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allhans 03/11/13 - 08:49 am
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Sounds like Chuck Hagel is

Sounds like Chuck Hagel is having problems with the job he is ill equipped for.

john
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john 03/11/13 - 09:02 am
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the story

The whole fog of war arguement is nonsense. Its a character issue. If you dont know what happened, say you dont know and you are investigating. I think we all would have respected that. But to tell the story about the protest and the movie again and again then say you dont know what happened is unbelievable. I agree Angela. Madam Secretary got very defensive didnt she.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 03/11/13 - 09:05 am
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Madam Secretary....among
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Madam Secretary....among others.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 03/11/13 - 09:40 am
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LOL, there's a new word now

LOL, there's a new word now for the cover up. It's being referred to as "misinformation".

These dems learned a lot from Slick Willy. When lying isn't working, change it's name!

chascushman
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chascushman 03/11/13 - 10:09 am
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“These dems learned a lot
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“These dems learned a lot from Slick Willy. When lying isn't working, change it's name!”
As in misspoke, they can get away with lying because main stream media gives them a past.

john
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john 03/11/13 - 10:25 am
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hmm

I guess to believe this administration, it requres a willing suspension of disbelief. Ah heck, what difference, at this point, does it make?

Jane18
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Jane18 03/11/13 - 11:53 am
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Witnesses.................

Makes me think of all the "witnesses" when John Kennedy was murdered.............so many accidental deaths, suicides....................

allhans
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allhans 03/11/13 - 12:39 pm
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What about the man found dead

What about the man found dead in the park - Vince Fosterr? something or other. Another of the Clinton mysteries that was never explained.

felixfrankfurter
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felixfrankfurter 03/11/13 - 05:24 pm
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How many Americans died in Bodhisattva?

How many Americans died in Bodhisattva?

In your list of consulate attacks, how many of them included Americans that were killed? How many ambassadors? You are throwing a lot of facts out to prove a point, but failed to distinguish between American citizens, American Ambassadors and local guards or citizens. This story is more than just about violence in and around the consulates in violent countries.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/11/13 - 09:26 pm
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Welcome

Welcome to the forum, felixfrankfurter.

Darby
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Darby 03/11/13 - 09:39 pm
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With Bill "Bubba" Clinton....

it was, "Depends on what the meaning of is, is."

Now, looks like it's a case of "Depends on what the meaning of cover-up is."

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gargoyle 03/11/13 - 10:28 pm
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Current admin. play book

Current admin. play book

Misinform- Denial of involvement-Delay-Vilify anyone who Questions the Delay ,Misinform then hide anyone involved.Villify everyone who brings up questionable actions, create a crisis to distract the media.
Then watch the issue fade away, problem solved . The ability to hide in plain sight and stay on script is what BHO excells in

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