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Benghazi: The New York Times vs. the Truth

December 29th, 2013 - 6:02 am

According to the New York Times, the perpetrators of the attack were not elements of al-Qaeda and kindred radical groups but disaffected members of the Arab street who were distraught by Innocence of Muslims, the sophomoric internet video on which President Obama and Hilary Clinton blamed the attack.  My own view is that if a group of people is so criminally puerile that they can can be roused to murder by a video, then they deserve to be treated as mental incompetents.  But in this case, the question doesn’t really arise because the Times offers no evidence that the video had anything to do with the murderous attack.

As a House Intelligence Committee report concluded, pace the Times, the Benghazi attack was “an al Qaeda led event.” The culprit was “not a video,” Rep. Mike Rogers observed — “that whole part was debunked time and time again.”  It was not a “spontaneous uprising,” as was put about by the administration at the time and is now reprised by the New York Times, but rather a “pre-planned, organized terrorist event,” orchestrated by al-Qaeda.

How are we to understand the Times’s latest entry into the contest to rewrite history for ideological fun and profit?  My own sense is that it has less to do with salvaging President Obama’s tattered reputation — he is well on his way to winning the prize for the least competent and most destructive president in the history of the republic. No, Barack Obama is yesterday’s news, and unless and until he is impeached and removed from office he will be pretty much forgotten by purveyors of all the Newspeak fit to print. They have their eyes on another player in the Benghazi scandal, namely Hilary Clinton. If anyone emerged from that shameful episode more discredited than Barack Obama, it was Ms. Clinton. But time is passing fast, and there is a lot of remedial work to do if Hilary Clinton is to be suitably repackaged as the Democratic candidate for president. That ambition, I believe, stands behind this elaborate, breathtaking exercise in journalistic mendacity.

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The real scandal of Benghazi is that US territory was attacked and the Obama administration chose to abandon 30 some people rather than respond to a militia attack that lasted for about 7 hours. The Benghazi survivors are being subjected to frequent polygraph tests to intimidate them into not talking about the attack. Even after the 2012 election 1) the US government has not worked to bring the attackers to justice and 2) most of the survivors haven't told us what happened.
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It is important for Hillary to sell the video lie. In the single most disgraceful moment in modern American politics she used the coffins of the dead Americans as a backdrop to sell the video-caused-it lie right in the faces of the families of the deceased. That neither she nor Mr. Obama did not have sufficient personal honor not to abuse that solemn moment in order to hustle self-serving spin is far worse that sending Susan Rice to lie to reporters.

It has to become common knowledge that Hillary Clinton does not have the character or integrity to occupy high office. Her entire performance is Benghazi is who she is. Incompetent, narcissistic and dishonest to the point of self-delusion. In other words, a continuation of the Obama administration.
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The Democrats didn't do an 'own goal" by leaking the IRS story themselves for no reason: they concluded that they had to get the focus off Benghazi. The Soros Junta can't let HRC get damaged badly enough that she begins to lag in the polls. The NYT is just the way the Junta calls the plays for the rest of the lapdog media; HRC is to be protected at all costs. '16 will play out just as '12 did in being decided in a handful of battleground states. They have to keep her withing 3-5% of any Republican so that they can credibly steal the election in those battleground states no matter the actual vote.

If HRC is trailing by 10 points a week out, they can't credibly steal a win through voter fraud; they either have to accept the loss or face the crisis that would come from it being graphically evident that a President was elected through voter fraud. I don't think the Soros Junta has any intention of relinquishing power ever again and I don't think there will ever be another free and fair election in this Country if they can help it.

I think the Junta now has the gold standard for voter fraud; they have the old-fashioned kind in the Blue cities in Purple and even Red states. If it is close enough they can just load up the vans and dump the fraudulent absentee ballots in the cities and swamp the Republican vote in the suburbs and rural areas of the state. That has risks though if the Governor/AG/Secretary of State is a Republican. The USDOJ can make sure nothing happens about the fraud at the federal level, but some rascally Republican could bring state charges. The Junta has shown its willingness to all but declare war on states that oppose it but there are lots of states with Republican governors and legislatures.

The gold standard is a registered voter with all the right indicia of being an actual and authentic voter, but who doesn't actually exist, at least not in the district where s/he is registered to vote, preferably not at all. I think the OFA GOTV database project using volunteer computer geeks and selfless college students was a carefully built legend, a Potemkin Project. With the aid of their silicon valley friends OFA either got back door access, or maybe even front door access, to NSA data and mined that data to build identities that they could then register to vote. These identities can then be either given to the boys and girls in the vans or voted by absentee, mail, or electronically as necessary to assure the win.

The Republican Party could and should make them show their hand in the Purple states that a Democrat has to carry to win. A move to seriously tighten voter registration requirements in those states, especially on absentee and early voting out of precinct/district voting, and same day registration should get a Godawful screech out of the Democrats and their running dogs. It is probably too late to do anything in the courts to lessen the fraud in '14, but there's time to even get to the USSC if necessary to rein in the USDOJ before the '16 election. But, of course, that would require Republicans to actually think a little bit and act on those thoughts.
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I had no trouble finding pics of Al-Q flags flying opening in Benghazi in June 2012. Rich Miniter and I found government reports that warned of the dangers. So how come the NYT, with its vast research department, couldn't find evidence?
http://www.susankatzkeating.com/2013/12/al-qaeda-flag-flew-openly-at-june-2012.html
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What IS the truth about Benghazi?

We have had reports from the flagbearers and long-term handmaidens of the political Left, the "Grey Lady" of "all the news that's fit to print" and wannabees for information based on statements from people KNOWN to liars. Unreprentant liars by omission and commission. all of course "For the good of the People".

Who the Congress of the US has treated with kid gloves OR should that be visiting royalty. IS THIS not in itself surprising and even cause for concern?

Congress, NOT the New York Times, decides the management of the charter of the nation and its requirements for citizens.

Self-governing through representation citizens ought to be VERY concerned when the people who represent them lie to them. Not once, not twice, not occasionally. but habitually.

Who lie about anything at any given time to anybody. Because they can.

With resolute and justified contempt forinterlocuteurs who accept their statements as truths, or even facts without any reservations. Liars.

Notably BH Obama, and Hillary Clinton whose entire public career is based on lies and quite possibly even criminality.

"but what difference does it make anyway?".
42 weeks ago
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The New York Times & Truth - another oxymoron to add to my list
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The White House commissioned the NYT, the official state media, to whitewash the Benghazi scandal, recognizing its potent ability to cause trouble for democrats in 2016. The problem is that no one believes the NYT anymore- it has less credibility than the National Enquirer
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The video. the flash mob just happened to bring a mortar set, RPG tube, truck-mounted .50 MG. Just everyday stuff people carry around with them in that part of the world. Eh, Hillary?
The New York Times has yet to apologise for the lies of Walter Duranty. The New York Times still lacks the decency to return the Pulitzer Prize gained by Walter Duranty's lies. Need I say the word, "Holodomor"? Funny, isn't it---the Holocaust was not denied, but the Holodomor was.
42 weeks ago
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I think you are right: also, such ingratiates the paper to it constituency which really has no powers of judgment, but love of narrative form that is technically neolithic.
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Thank you all for the "Likes!" For any who might have been thinking that I was a bit over the top regarding the voter fraud issues, please take a look at J. Christian Adams' piece regarding the "Democracy Project" in his part of the most under-reported domestic stories article. And, if you haven't done so already, please read "The Blueprint." Successful politics really is all about process!
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only a few years ago there was no way for most Americans to get the truth about things like Benghazi, or any of the other scandals that are s.o.p. for this subversive administration. there was even less of a means for the average joe to voice his disgust at their regular criminal enterprises. in just a very few years what were once the only news outlets, like the msnbc, cbs, abc and the n.y.t.s have been eclipsed by internet sites like Drudge, PJM and hundreds more. by the time '16 gets here, there will be even more, better ways for avg. joe and jane to not only find out what is really going on in the world, but to loudly voice their opinions and heavily influence the outcome.

what I am getting at here is that we probably can't imagine how the future will be shaped by the coming exponential growth of information age. I truly believe that if we hadn't had the net, we would already be enslaved. the moral here appears to be that the more we get the truth out there, the more responsive our elected officials have to become. the commie left wasn't expecting the impact it had on their agenda, and it threw a wrench in the kenyan's plans.

only one thing is a sure thing about 2016, and that is change is coming. it probably won't be the change the left or the right was looking for, but it will be change. whether it is change for the better or change for the worse, it is all up to us, for now. somehow I don't see how a old worn out, 2nd string, wrong wave feminist socialist is going to be the change the twenty first century free citizen will be looking for to implement a good kind of change, for a change.
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Hillary Clinton? The oafish fat-ankled quasi-female political opportunist? That's the BEST the Left can do for a Presidential candidate? Can't the Left produce even one person who has enough grace & intelligence not to make people groan & cringe? Someone, for instance, like Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Mr. Moynihan was a lifelong New York Democrat who worked first for his State and his Nation, not just his Party.
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Until we see what the "right" promotes as its candidate, I'd hesitate to denigrate the promotion of "Cankles" by the left... besides- to borrow a phrase, "what difference at this point does it make?"... until the GOP mounts some meaningful opposition to this calculated campaign of destruction I will remain convinced that partisan politics amounts to little more than a dog and pony show designed to placate would-be activism on the right on the flimsy premise that they actually have a voice in government. Truth be told- no one has an actual voice- grassroots lefties are destined to be discarded once the progressives have gotten all the mileage they can from the plight that their policies have perpetuated.
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The truth does not matter to New York Times when there's a chance of putting Hillary into the White House. Nothing here but sick politics.
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