May 1, 2014

Now that we know that the Benghazi cover-up was planned…

…do you think maybe we can criticize the President without being called racist conspiracy mongers?

I know, I know.  I kid!

Lookit: Obama, Clinton, et al., found a fall guy and allowed him to be arrested and imprisoned for a year — essentially putting a lifetime target on his back — knowing full well that he had no part in what took place in Benghazi.

We know now that the press deliberately covered up for the President and this administration, with few exceptions (one of whom is now under withering attack despite a long career of equal opportunity investigative reporting), and so were complicit in this outrage of undeserved imprisonment, particularly those who were enough in the loop to know the story being peddled was outright bullshit.  There is no nuance to it; there are no shades of gray.  The whole thing was a baldly political attempt to cover for gross incompetency and failures of policy.  And scapegoats were created to aid in that effort.

An ambassador was killed.  2 SEALS died rescuing whomever they could from a consulate left unguarded.  The military was told to stand down.  Hillary Clinton and the President stood before flag-draped coffins and lied right to our faces.  Tax payer money was spent on a campaign apologizing for a video that played no part in the Benghazi attacks, money spent by those who knew they were perpetrating a fraud.  Then later, some CIA flunky agreed to fall on his sword and take blame for talking points that we now know were orchestrated from the get go to protect Obama during a re-election campaign.

So despicable is all this that the fact that the national news is not abuzz with the (now racist) word “impeachment” is itself an unmitigated outrage.

I don’t recognize this country. But I can tell you this:  I’m not alone.  And I think even some of the more “pragmatic” GOP fluffers are starting to recognize that the fix is in, has long been in, and that we have little recourse left us short of some kind of dramatic challenge to a federal government that no longer represents us — nor even pretends to, in many cases.

In fact, it has declared war on us.  And no, party doesn’t matter.  It’s the ruling class vs. the rest of us.  And but for a brief blip in history when the US was founded, in has always been thus.

– None of which means we have to take it.  The question is, will we…?

Posted by Jeff G. @ 11:13am
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  1. It sure has been a puzzle to me that of all the politically charged moments in which the totalitarian fascist Progressive left would choose to make a question of the administration of the death penalty this would be that moment.

  2. Is anyone else find themselves being angry and not knowing why? I think all this crap in our government is the reason but it is so overwhelmingly bad that I truly don’t know where to start to make it better.

  3. the totalitarian fascist Progressive left would choose to make a question of the administration of the death penalty

    Clayton Lickett? Some would say what happened to him was poetic justice. A more primitive age might have called it cosmic or divine even.

  4. And what’s really so wrong with the gallows?

    It was the predominant method of execution around the time the Constitution was written. It was good enough for the Nazis at Nuremberg. It was good enough for Saddam Hussein. It’s more than good enough for the two dangerous predators in Oklahoma.

    In their case, I’d prefer the hangin’s be done the good, old-fashioned American way – off the back of a horse…

  5. Perhaps of interest?

    Benghazi Follow-Up: Who Told Ben Rhodes To Lie About U-Tube Video ?

  6. In a Facebook discussion with a gay libertarian friend, he was asking if he should support Tim Donnely for CA gov given how bad he knows Jerry Brown is. Several folks were definitely against Brown but, showed the usual fear of “social conservatives”.

    What really got me wondering was where all the anti-Jerry Brown talk was coming from. Jerry is a white dude. Inconceivable.

  7. CNN did an interview of the brother of Omar Abdel-Rahman, “The Blind Sheikh,” the day before the Behghazi attack. In the CNN report (only seen on CNN International), the brother said he was organizing the protests in an attempt to get the Obama Administration to release Omar Abdel-Rahman as a precurser to talks that the Administration was trying to start with the Taliban. At no time did the brother talk about any YOUTUBE video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPszLCEyu-I

  8. Y’all listening to this Tommy Vietor punk? Wanna beat him as bad as he deserves?

  9. Ok, someone has to say it, and I’m just the idiot to do it…” What difference,at his point,does it make? ”

    Other than that, I got nuttin’. Disgusted at the whole damned thing and really pissed that this comes out after this admin said they’d given all relevant docs.

    And THEN? Carney today saying the email wasn’t about Benghazi…I quit,suspension of disbelief no longer works. Squid? can you comp me a few pitchforks?

  10. Does anyone doubt that the pitiful growth rate this economy is experiencing is anything but the Galt Effect?

    What real Capitalist isn’t pulling back, recoiling from supporting these putrid Dirty Socialists?

    Unless we get past the funk of leftists’ gimme culture, we will reset. Then the cream will again rise, and Leftists will learn the hard way exactly what Darwin meant.

    This system is on the way out. It will reset.

    Like feudalism before, our system will go the way of the historical dust bin. And future historians will look back (just as we view feudalism) and say “why did they put up with that nonsense…?

    This reset is nothing to fear. Human beings are incredible creatures who have a long-term track record of growth. We rise. We progress.

    When all is said and done, we will see once again: weak and Leftists never win.

  11. Already there serr8d, or at least it’s my preferred method.

  12. Let’s play two Bucs, and let’s play Manny this time!

  13. I don’t know why anyone’s surprised by this anymore. Obama had one qualification for office, and on that one qualification, he was elected. Furthermore, he had two objectives he wanted to accomplish. The first was accomplished on Jan 20, 2009, the second on November 6, 2012.

  14. so are bucs winning? game 1 or 2?

  15. game 1 they went down 5-1, game two starts in 10 mins or so.

  16. >Furthermore, he had two objectives he wanted to accomplish.<

    replace 'he' with 'the proggtard hive' mind i agree.

  17. Y’all listening to this Tommy Vietor punk? Wanna beat him as bad as he deserves?

    dude!

  18. Sheesh, Tillman just had a 49 pitch first inning, walking in two runs in succession. Miserable.

  19. let’s go balt pitchers?

  20. Heh, yeah, let’s take a trip to the garbage heap with ‘em, they suck so bad.

  21. “knowing full well that he had no part in what took place in Benghazi”.

    Not to disagree with anything Jeff wrote but, even if the video was the prime (or only) motivator for the attack why the hell was the Secretary of State condemning freedom of expression. It used to be something we cherished in this Country.

    And If Islam really is “a religion of peace” how is a video justification for murder? If Allah is a great god why does he need the corruptocrats in Washington to punish a challenger?

    I’ll tell you why; it’s because Islam is a fraud and a lie. A lie that conveniently lines up to further the agenda of the left and anyone that dares tell the truth is branded a bigot , ostracized or if possible used as a pawn to distract and confuse.

    But the end of the game comes for all of us and accountings WILL be made. Who then does Mrs Clinton think will stand for her?

    The god of political power?

  22. The proggtarded hive mind had all kinds of things it wanted to accomplish. But mostly what it accomplished was confusion –which is a bit like failing to meet your objectives and getting the bonus anyways.

    Or, “another year on the job,” as they say in D.C.

  23. ps

    >While the poor people sleepin’
    With the shade on the light
    While the poor people sleepin’
    All the stars come out at night
    While the poor people sleepin’
    With the shade on the light
    While the poor people sleepin’
    All the stars come out at night

    After closing time
    At the Guernsey Fair
    I detect the El Supremo
    From the room at the top of the stairs
    Well I’ve been around the world
    And I’ve been in the Washington Zoo
    And in all my travels as the facts unravel
    I’ve found this to be true

    While the poor people sleepin’
    With the shade on the light
    While the poor people sleepin’
    All the stars come out at night
    While the poor people sleepin’
    With the shade on the light
    While the poor people sleepin’
    All the stars come out at night

    They got the house on the corner
    With the rug inside
    They got the booze they need
    All that money can buy
    They got the shapely bodys
    They got the Steely Dan T-shirt
    And for the coup-de-gras
    They’re outrageous

    Let me tell you
    While the poor people sleepin’
    With the shade on the light
    While the poor people sleepin’
    All the stars come out at night
    While the poor people sleepin’
    With the shade on the light
    While the poor people sleepin’
    All the stars come out at night

    Show business kids making movies
    Of themselves you know they
    Don’t give a fuck about anybody else
    You know you go to
    <
    link

  24. mr g fight the ‘culture’

  25. OT:

    Minnesota. Land of 10,000 lakes. Soon to need new maps denoting that it will also be the land of 10,000 “Iron Bottom Bays.”

  26. >I never seen you looking so bad my funky one
    You tell me that your superfine mind has come undone

    [Chorus]
    Any major dude with half a heart surely will tell you my friend
    Any minor world that breaks apart falls together again
    When the demon is at your door
    In the morning it won’t be there no more
    Any major dude will tell you

    Have you ever seen a squonk’s tears? Well, look at mine
    The people on the street have all seen better times
    <

  27. Y’all listening to this Tommy Vietor punk? Wanna beat him as bad as he deserves?

    Smitty at TOM shares.

    Listen, Tommy, you smarmy little creep.

  28. The things I love most about the TTAG article geoffb linked are the comments explaining why that bill isn’t really a camel’s nose, and even if it is, the tent pegs were loose anyways.

  29. I liked this:

    We stripped out the bad parts from the bills and killed the other bills. Next year we are working on constitutional carry, and I think more work on campus carry. Hopefully we can get suppressors too. If we get a R in the governor’s seat we have an activist lined up to push the suppressor bill through with mandatory LEO sign off.

    Which will really increase freedom for all those who don’t run afoul this year’s bill and lose all gun rights, if it is introduced, passed and if you get a [R] Gov. Kinda reminds me of bargaining a tax increase today for the promise of spending cuts [some mythical] Tuesday.

  30. Reminds me of a certain former governor of a neighboring state currently running for U.S. Senate as a “conservative” Republican.

    His idea of “conservative” being the necessity of conserving Lyndon Johnson’s Medicare, which is threatened by Obamacare.

  31. geoff,

    The only logical reaction from those of us in Minnestan is to start filing restraining orders against our favorite public servants and their bodyguards. I think there’s a legitimate argument to be made that their efforts to disarm us without due process make us feel threatened, and therefore we’re perfectly within our rights to file paperwork against them.

  32. The “undo” process has to start somewhere. If it doesn’t things might go all “Fargo.”

  33. G. damnit! * looks up ‘procatalepsis’* Ooooh. Good one! *makes card*

  34. Since the change on Capitol Hill today (i.e. Boehner’s belated decision to open a Select Committee of investigation), it’s useful to reflect on the ClownDisaster Administration’s decision last Monday to undertake a strategy of denial, the double-down on their flim-flam jibberish mumbo jumbo driveling balderdash baloney bullshit campaign campaign.

    That whole business is entirely dependent on the larger organs of the media, like NBC, CBS, NYT, WaPo, etc. not bothering to print the story.

    But not bothering to print the story only works when there aren’t newly generated events demanding the story is covered. Newly generated events is another name for Committee Hearings, or better yet, cogent Committee Hearings backed by serious application of the subpoena power.

    Oops. Looks like a deficient strategy choice on the part of IWonPenPhone to me. But then, on second thought, what else would one expect from such a collection of pigs?

  35. I really didn’t want to look up procatalepsis. It sounded like it had something to do with a septic prolapsed rectum. And, ewwww.

  36. Sorry about the length of this comment. It is in a way an up date to the Benghazi timeline I posted on in October 2012. I also pray this comes out right using this small window to post in.

    We have information that Obama was first? told by National Security Adviser Tom Donilon of the attack at 5:00 pm ET, 11:00 PM Benghazi time which would be around the time that the Annex rescue team was leaving the Consulate to return to the Annex.

    We also have been told he was having his weekly meeting with Sec. of Def. Panetta and Chairman of Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey afterwards for an hour which lasted until close to 6:30 pm ET, 12:30 am Benghazi time.
    Meanwhile:

    At 6:07 pm ET, 12:07 am Benghazi time, “An alert from the State Dept. Operations Center states that the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli reports the Islamic military group “Ansar al-Sharia Claims responsibility for Benghazi Attack”… “on Facebook and Twitter and has called for an attack on Embassy Tripoli.””

    And:

    At 6:30 pm ET, 12:30 pm Benghazi time, The Pentagon issues an order to a special operations team in Europe to move to Sigonella, Sicily – less than one hour’s flight away from Benghazi…

    Then Obama and VP Biden were on a phone call with Israeli PM Netanyahu from 6:30 pm ET until close to 7:30 pm ET, 1:30 am Benghazi time.

    Meanwhile:

    At 7:00 pm ET 1:00 am Benghazi time. The first of two unmanned U.S. Predator drones, which already had been flying over eastern Libya, is diverted to Benghazi, as reported by CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson and David Martin on Oct. 15.

    We know the call had ended by 7:28 pm ET when this WH photo was taken and captioned [ (Sept. 11, 2012) – ”Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Advisor, left, updates the President and Vice President on the situation in the Middle East and North Africa. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and Chief of Staff Jack Lew are at right.”]

    So this accounts in someway for where the President was from around 5:00 pm ET, 11:00 pm Benghazi time and 7:30 pm ET, 1:30 am Benghazi time.

    Now, using the State Dept. timeline.

    9:40 p.m. (3:40 p.m. ET): Gunfire and an explosion are heard. A TOC agent sees dozens of armed people over security camera flowing through a pedestrian gate at the compound’s main entrance. It is not clear how the gate was opened.

    The agent hits the alarm and alerts the CIA security team in the nearby annex and the Libyan 17th of February Brigade, one of several powerful militias serving as a de facto security presence in Benghazi. The embassy in Tripoli and the State Dept. command center were also alerted.

    State Dept. Diplomatic Security follows events in real time on a listen-only, audio-only feed, according to testimony of Charlene Lamb, the deputy assistant director for international programs, given before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Oct 10.

    Around 10 p.m. (4 p.m. ET): At the compound, several DS agents leave to get tactical gear from Building B. One stays in Building C with Ambassador Stevens and Information Officer Sean Smith. The mob sets fire to the 17th of February Brigade barracks on site.

    DS agent Scott Strickland moves Stevens and Smith to the closest area “safe haven” in Building C.

    The other agents, currently in Building B and the TOC come under attack.

    The attackers gets into Building C, lights furniture on fire, then the building’s exterior. Stevens, Smith and Agent Strickland move to the bathroom and lay on floor but decide to leave safe haven after being overcome by smoke.

    Strickland goes out an emergency escape window. Stevens and Smith do not follow. Strickland returns several times but can’t find them in the overwhelming smoke. He goes up to the roof and radios the other agents.

    Three agents return to Building C via armored vehicle. They search and find Smith’s body, but not Stevens.

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is told of the incident “shortly after it began at 4 p.m.,” CBS News’ Margaret Brennan reported Sept. 14. Clinton spoke to the Libyan President Mohammed Magariaf to “enlist his full support.”

    Meanwhile, the U.S. military began moving an unarmed drone over Benghazi to provide real-time intelligence to the CIA team on the ground. It would take roughly an hour to arrive.

    10:05 p.m. (4:05 p.m. ET): An alert from the State Department Operations Center is issued to a number of government and intelligence agencies, including the White House Situation Room, the office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the FBI. “US Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack” — “approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well. Ambassador Stevens, who is currently in Benghazi, and four COM (Chief of Mission/embassy) personnel are in the compound safe haven.”

    So the White House Situation Room knew at 4:05 ET that this was occurring but Obama wasn’t informed in any way until at least 55 minutes later. A time, by which, the consulate attack was over and the Annex rescue team was inroute back to the Annex. 25 minutes take place from the TOC alerting the Annex, Tripoli, and the State Department Operations Center in Washington and the alert being issued by Washington.

    That’s as long as it took back in the old non-internet, non-cell phone/ipad days for Russian ICBMs to launch and strike the US. Back then we would have done a huge number of things very fast. Now they can’t even send out an alert in less than 25 minutes and then spend 55 minutes to track down the President and inform him of what has happened. In that one hour and 20 minutes back then we would have already fought a nuke war and be into secondary strikes if there was anything left to fight with and strike.

    Then again they do have a rapid response team for what is really important to the President and the real war zone as they see it.

    Longtime CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller estimates that he’s sent out some 77,000 tweets over the past five years and has received just a few “rockets from Carney.”

    “’Rockets’ means a few minutes after I tweet something, I’ll get an email from him” with a complaint, Knoller said. “That’s his job, and I’m happy to hear what he has to say. I don’t take offense at it.”

    “Sometimes he points out something where I could have been more clear, and I’ll go back and clarify it and attribute it to him. Sometimes he makes a legitimate point. Sometimes I disagree and I stand my ground,” Knoller told Yahoo News.

  37. At 6:30 pm ET, 12:30 pm Benghazi time, The Pentagon issues an order to a special operations team in Europe to move to Sigonella, Sicily – less than one hour’s flight away from Benghazi…

    Is there any indication as to when they arrived in Sigonella and were mission-deployable (ready to be sent on the Ready-5 aircraft, which might have required a new flight crew, what with mandatory pilot rest guidelines)? Where were they located prior to this order? Were there any aircraft already in Sigonella which could have been prepped and sent before this time?

  38. Drumwaster,

    I don’t know any more than what was in that.

    There was a spec ops group in the Balkans in training but I don’t know if that is the one mentioned.

  39. So the White House Situation Room knew at 4:05 ET that this was occurring but Obama wasn’t informed in any way until at least 55 minutes later. A time, by which, the consulate attack was over and the Annex rescue team was inroute back to the Annex. 25 minutes take place from the TOC alerting the Annex, Tripoli, and the State Department Operations Center in Washington and the alert being issued by Washington.

    That’s as long as it took back in the old non-internet, non-cell phone/ipad days for Russian ICBMs to launch and strike the US. Back then we would have done a huge number of things very fast. Now they can’t even send out an alert in less than 25 minutes and then spend 55 minutes to track down the President and inform him of what has happened. In that one hour and 20 minutes back then we would have already fought a nuke war and be into secondary strikes if there was anything left to fight with and strike.

    And don’t doubt for a minute that the Russians don’t already know that they can have tanks on the Polish border before Obama knows they’ve crossed into Ukraine.

  40. Tanks might be a bad choice for shock since the Palestinians have already proved they could crack Merkava’s with cheap shit and the Poles are likely already looking ahead to Russians eye balling their border. I think lightly armored pick ups with a machine gun or rapid fire grenade cupola might be more economical.

  41. I think lightly armored pick ups with a machine gun or rapid fire grenade cupola might be more economical.

    Technicals eh, manned by those “militia” guys with no insignia but Rus-spec-op weapons.

  42. There was a spec ops group in the Balkans in training but I don’t know if that is the one mentioned.

    I seem to remember hearing about an AC-130 gunship that could have been overhead within the timeframe of the attack, with laser spotting provided by one of the four on the ground, but don’t recall any of the details. Those aircraft can put an AWFUL lot of steel on target in a very short time, and with laser guidance, they can operate even under ‘Danger Close’ conditions. They could have broken up the attack within moments of opening fire.

    The order never came, even so. It doesn’t matter whether you might have made it on time, you run to the sound of the guns.

  43. Obama seems to have made sure that he never heard the guns.

  44. A piece by Andrew McCarthy wondering about why Obama was AWOL on Benghazi.

    My only problem with it is that as I wrote above it seems that although the Benghazi consulate TOC informed the State Dept. Operations Center about the attack only minutes after it started at 3:40 pm ET it was 25 minutes later that the White House situation room was informed at 4:05 pm ET and then another 55 minutes before the president was told at 5:00 pm ET.

    McCarthy apparently is using the 5 pm time for Obama to be informed as he writes of the 10 pm call to Hillary thusly:

    “We have been told, moreover, that about five hours after learning that Americans were under attack, Obama had a phone call with Secretary Clinton ”

    It is disappointing to me to see this sloppiness when writing about the timeline of an event. There are some times which are known rather precisely and others which have been publicized down to the minute. The attack started at 3:40 pm ET which is 6 hours and 20 minutes earlier than the earliest time stated that Obama and Hillary talked. Saying “about five hours” may be correct as far as the time from when Obama was informed but the hour and 20 minutes before then is the important time to know who was doing what and why it took longer to inform the president than it took for the attack to take place, the rescue mission to gear up, drive there, do the rescue and searches, and head back to the Annex.

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