Administration would prefer you forget about Benghazi attack

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    Administration would prefer you forget about Benghazi attack​



    By Rick Moran
    January 20, 2013

    Excellent article by Stephen Hayes and Thomas Joscelyn in the Weekly Standard that addresses the question: Why has the Obama administration failed to make any progress in the investigation into the attack on our diplomats in Benghazi on September 11?

    More worryingly, our lack of progress has emboldened jihadists and makes us look enfeebled:


    The second part of Clinton's comment generated little interest. Her vow to bring to justice the perpetrators of the attacks was the kind of perfunctory promise we expect to hear from any politician after any attack, particularly one so brazen. Of course it would be a top priority of the Obama administration and its lead diplomat to understand the attacks and punish those who committed them.

    Yet four months later, Clinton's promise is notable precisely because it has gone unfulfilled. No one has been "brought to justice"-a fact that seems unlikely to change anytime soon. "We're not even close," says one U.S. official involved in the investigation.

    And jihadists in the region, no doubt emboldened by the lack of U.S. response to the attacks, have taken to taunting the American investigators and celebrating U.S. feebleness. Washington has very little to show for its investigation of the Ben-ghazi attacks. One leading suspect is in custody-Egyptian custody-and we're being denied access to him. Another sipped a strawberry frappe in the lobby of a luxury hotel in Benghazi as he told a New York Times reporter that he felt no need to hide from the United States. And when a third suspect was freed from a Tunisian prison earlier this month, the U.S. government was given no warning, but extremists belonging to an al Qaeda-linked group apparently had advance notice.

    If there is any urgency to the U.S. government's efforts to "bring to justice" the terrorists, it's well hidden. It took the FBI team assigned to investigate Benghazi nearly a month to arrive there. Later, after they had supposedly scoured the U.S. consulate, on two separate occasions reporters found highly sensitive documents on the floor-some including the names of Libyans working with the U.S. government. Robert Mueller, the head of the FBI, visited Libya as part of the investigation for the first time last week.​

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    Looks like they got their wish.
     
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    Not one of their finer moments....
    But it was made easier by the fact that the state of journalism in this country is dead.
    Newspapers are dying.The citizens are only interested in soundbites.
    They digest information that's just as long as a tweet on their handheld device.

    No one it seems wants to have to think about the information presented to them.
    The Obama administration dodged one here.
     
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    I really don't think so. BenghaziGate along with what is happening in Mali will haunt Oblamer. That is unless Oblamer isn't impeached first.
     
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    Also, consider that many Americans care even less about Benghazi then they did a couple of months ago.

    And, I'm sorry conservatives, but I feel like if you couldn't use it as a weapon against the President, you wouldn't care either. Not because you're un-American... rather, because people expect shit like this to go on in the Middle East.

    We need to get our people out of there except those who are willing to stay, but tell them, "Stay at Your Own Risk."

    I'm not saying that it's right to sweep it under the rug. I'm saying that we know the reality of what goes on over there, so we should be prepared for the inevitable death and tragedy that follow.
     
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    The media only goes after Republicans and they even invent stories like the fake AWOL documents on Bush.

    They want and need their Democrap friends to stay in power, so they protect them.

    4 Americans die in Libya, a couple more in Algeria.....big deal. When is the party tomorrow?
     
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    The regime wants people to forget about Benghazi and now Algeria. The media will help it along. The result will be the same result as last time. Forgetting about the attack on the Cole and the 1993 attack on the world trade center led to the 2001 attack on the world trade center. The next attack will be truly horrendous.
     
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    Look, we live in the States, so you know as well as I do how apathetic the American people are when it comes to anything not directly related to them. It's not a liberal or a conservative thing, either. It's a people thing. No one cares, because it doesn't affect them directly. It'll be "water-cooler" talk at the office or whatever. "Hey, did you hear about Algeria?" "Yes, it's so sad. What a tragedy."

    I know it seems like the cowardly thing to do, but maybe it really is time to pull all of our assets out of the Middle East. Our presence there clearly has had no effect since the Jimmy Carter days, so why stay? Why let people die?

    If you want to go to the ME, then go at your own risk.
     
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    The media and the Obama administration is joined at the hip.
    The media ran with the story about the shooting in Conn. being done with an assault rifle.
    The police put out that info.
    The administration uses this as a way to control the American people....

    Is anyone paying attention to the fact that it now looks like only hand guns were used....

    The media has moved on to something else.
    The Obama administration got what they wanted from the event....
    And it certainly wasn't the truth.
     

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