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May 2, 2013 - 11:25 am
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The FBI is part of the Justice Department. Over in the State Department, the bureaucracy is foot dragging. State employees with knowledge of the attack want to talk. At least one will testify in the House next week. But the State Department, all the way up to Secretary of State Kerry, are not helping these employees talk. Instead, from Kerry on down State is saying nothing. The employees have legal counsel, Victoria Toensing. Toensing needs to be granted a security clearance so that she can learn what her client(s) know. But State, all the way up to Kerry, are not granting her that clearance or even beginning the process of granting that clearance, effectively cutting Toensing off from her client(s) and silencing them. If they speak to her before she has the security clearance, they can be charged with mishandling classified information. They face termination and possible prison time.

Toensing is no security risk. She was the first head of the Justice Department’s Terrorism Unit. She has undoubtedly held security clearances in the past. She has supporters and friends on both sides of the aisle.

State’s inertia resembles the FBI’s over in the Justice Department. Neither has acted quickly at all, on the night of the attack or at any point afterward.

I realize that none of this is a revelation to anyone who has followed Benghazi closely. But it is startling to realize that the FBI really may be complicit in the ongoing cover-up. Yesterday’s photos show us a couple of things. One, the FBI apparently hasn’t gotten past square one in its Benghazi investigation, after eight months. Two, the government appears to have a policy of keeping the investigation from ever getting past square one. Why?

Set the effort to blame a YouTube movie aside for the moment. Set whether a “stand down” order was given during the attack or not aside for a moment. Why wouldn’t the U.S. government that pledges to bring the Benghazi terrorists to justice do so little to actually bring those terrorists to justice? What do they know that they’re still not willing to tell about that attack?

We’re going to need a select committee, maybe a special independent prosecutor, to get to the bottom of Benghazi. It will take strong subpoena power and needs to be outside the usual House or Senate committee processes and investigations. What we know or can surmise about Benghazi at this point indicates that the cover-up involves at least two cabinet level departments, Justice and State, a former cabinet official and two current ones, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Eric Holder. This indicates that the intentional failure to investigate is ultimately being ordered and coordinated above both — in the White House. Jay Carney said as much this week when he dismissed Benghazi, saying it happened “a long time ago,” and said that State has told the White House that it knows of no one who has come forward wanting to talk. If they weren’t aware of it before this week, which is implausible, they certainly are now.

But they still have yet to act. The FBI went all the way to Benghazi, and all it got was a few lousy photos. We need to know why the White House wants it this way.

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Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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The attack in Benghazi occurred a short time before the election. Emperor Zippy the first had been doing a daily end zone dance and spiking the ball on the Bin Laden raid. He assured us that we had "decimated Al Quaida" and it was on the run. He couldn't have the fact that, not only weren't they on the run, but they were actually attacking us, in the news. It wouldn't square with his campaign plan. So what does he do? Why, he gets together with his White House brain trust and one of his deep thinkers comes up with an obscure video that almost nobody has seen and they concoct a story that this insulting video has caused half the Islamic world to rise up to smite the American infidels. Its very thin, but hey, he only needs to hold it together until the election. And by God, against all logic and odds, it works. Now all he has to do is ignore it and it will go away. After all, the average American has the attention span of a fruit fly. Besides the knee jerk default reaction of the press is to fawn over every thing he says and defend him even when logic tells them not to. The problem of course is that there is that damned internet thing that Al Gore invented. He can't control that. And there is also that damned FOX News station. They insist on reporting facts and they actually dig into storys instead of reading from the White House and DNC talking points like the rest of the media. So Zippy decides to have an "independant" investigation done. And guess what, they come up with nothing. Even after Eric Holder and Hillary have "fully cooperated". Hillary was so tired of cooperating that she finally had to tell the House Committee "At this point, what difference does it make?". Obviously she was counting on our short attention span too. A little fake concussion, a little fake stomach virus and shes out of the media loop for a few weeks. But the story just doesn't go away. So now we have the latest attempt to kill it by Carney, Zippy's sock puppet. He tells us it "happened a long time ago" and its long past the "sell by date" for dead Americans in the news. So we should just be quite and move on. Color me jaded, but didn't we fire a President for something like this a couple of decades back? And if I'm not mistaken, what he did didn't result in and deaths.
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If you don't want to be informed, there are plenty of other sites to read. HuffPost can keep you up to date on the latest in sideboob news.
1 year ago
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Let's play a game.

It's called, "What if a Republican...?"

What if a Republican president had assisted in the attack on Libya without going to Congress?

What if a Republican administration had lied openly about a stupid YouTube video being the cause of a deadly attack on 4 Americans, including the ambassador?

What if a Republican administration had notified the media that they were going to midnight raid and then perp walk the videographer in front of the cameras for exercising his First Amendment rights?

What if a Republican Secretary of State had come before Congress and sneered that "it really doesn't matter now, does it?"

What if a Republican Press Secretary had palmed the faces of the media and said "that was too long ago to give a damn about"?


When you live in a country where the media is not only as corrupt as the government they are being paid to cover, they are co-conspirators with them, you will get NO information on Gosnell, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the EPA's hidden email accounts, Solyndra, racism in the DOJ, racism in the new nominee to run Fannie and Freddie, Black Panther voting intimidation, or any Bill Ayers/OWS/SEIU/ACORN misdeeds.

The media should be tried...and hung.
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Well written analysis!

All comments are spot on!

I also have another question: How is it that the 'political' prisoner has not been heard off at all? One would think that at least 'one' attorney within this country would have interest in presenting this man in his 'illegal' incarceration?
Or has our so 'clean-as-snow' corruptocrats promised him if he plays along, he'll get millions of taxpayers dollars for his trouble? What gives?
Is he even still alive? His family surely has a word or two to say, no?
1 year ago
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This is what our country gets with a terminally stupid, power hungry and dangerous administration "in charge." Where American lives are sacrificed for political profit.

BTW, where are the attack survivors? What do they have to say? Why aren't they talking to the media ----- crickets.
1 year ago
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Libyan Attack Was A Botched Kidnapping Attempt Ordered By OBAMA


Buckwheat ordered the attack,


3) http://www.westernjournalism.com/libyan-attack-was-a-botched-kidnapping-attempt-ordered-by-obama/
1 year ago
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The attack in Benghazi occurred a short time before the election. Emperor Zippy the first had been doing a daily end zone dance and spiking the ball on the Bin Laden raid. He assured us that we had "decimated Al Quaida" and it was on the run. He couldn't have the fact that, not only weren't they on the run, but they were actually attacking us, in the news. It wouldn't square with his campaign plan. So what does he do? Why, he gets together with his White House brain trust and one of his deep thinkers comes up with an obscure video that almost nobody has seen and they concoct a story that this insulting video has caused half the Islamic world to rise up to smite the American infidels. Its very thin, but hey, he only needs to hold it together until the election. And by God, against all logic and odds, it works. Now all he has to do is ignore it and it will go away. After all, the average American has the attention span of a fruit fly. Besides the knee jerk default reaction of the press is to fawn over every thing he says and defend him even when logic tells them not to. The problem of course is that there is that damned internet thing that Al Gore invented. He can't control that. And there is also that damned FOX News station. They insist on reporting facts and they actually dig into storys instead of reading from the White House and DNC talking points like the rest of the media. So Zippy decides to have an "independant" investigation done. And guess what, they come up with nothing. Even after Eric Holder and Hillary have "fully cooperated". Hillary was so tired of cooperating that she finally had to tell the House Committee "At this point, what difference does it make?". Obviously she was counting on our short attention span too. A little fake concussion, a little fake stomach virus and shes out of the media loop for a few weeks. But the story just doesn't go away. So now we have the latest attempt to kill it by Carney, Zippy's sock puppet. He tells us it "happened a long time ago" and its long past the "sell by date" for dead Americans in the news. So we should just be quite and move on. Color me jaded, but didn't we fire a President for something like this a couple of decades back? And if I'm not mistaken, what he did didn't result in and deaths.
1 year ago
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Benghazi happened just prior to the election when one of the USURPERS main platforms was 'Osama is dead and Al Queda is defeated' so of course an AL QUEDA led attack on Benghazi would blow that BS out of the water. But what I want to know is how an obscure anti Islamic video on You Tube , only seen by a HANDFUL of people and those mostly only in the USA, could be cited as the cause , how did the REGIME latch on to this video as a useful EXCUSE SO FAST.
Then of course there was the complete and utter debacle of Shrillary and her Departments prior actions and re-actions that allowed it to happen at all.
All this led to the LIES and the COVERUP of the LIES that Shrillary the USURPER and his REGIME have been participating in ever since.
1 year ago
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I can't speak to the administration's intentions, but things must be looking up now that the FBI released the pictures of those suspected Benghazi ringleaders. Apparently they're fairly certain those suspects are in the United States and so their whereabouts will be reported by an alert citizenry. I'm sure arrests are eminent. Of course, the FBI never did figure out who Deep Throat was.
1 year ago
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Obama failed to pull the trigger on a rescure operation. Just that simple.

Threated State Department employees should task a friend to walk across the border to canada or mexico and e-mail the entire story to conservative media.
1 year ago
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The Obama regime's lying and stonewalling about Benghazi forces us to divine the truth. It's not as hard as one might think. The regime did not want Ambassador Stevens and his crew to be safe. The Muslim Brotherhood wants to free the Blind Sheik. Obama loves to celebrate Ramadan. Go figure.
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Of course Uhblah blah and his cabal want nothing to do with resolving Benghazi. As well as stepping away from the private sector which would allow the economy to fix itself more quickly, efficiently, providing a reasoned budget bill, F&F, curb/ curtail illegal alien invasion, ad infinitum.

Uhbama f'd up. He and every lobotomy-free layman know it. Though like minded ideology with this empty vessel trumps common sense for many across the board. Whereas they're covering for this sad excuse of a 'leader'.

Our Grifter-in-Chief went on Letterman for goodness sake to pimp the fictional reason for Benghazi. 2 weeks later!

As commenter cfbleachers noted earlier, the dude's had so many plain as day screw ups (ahem, lying) resulting in a pick and choose amnesia demeanor from Uhbama's sycophantic press, minions.

It's truly bats_it crazy.
1 year ago
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Obama's nervousness and stonewalling is my personal diagnosis of Obama's fear of his successful impeachment, along with our shifty Attorney General and that more experienced, more highly placed with "contacts", Miss Hillary. She's been at it for a good while. I want to see her in the harsh spotlight along with her Department. I want to see evidence "make a difference".

"Perjury" is going to be a big word....safe bet.

Let us pity the career Civil Service professionals attached to the Office of the Secretary of State and those on the Libya Desk.

Having no way of knowing, but expressing my gut feeling that since we've already seen Hillary's Chicago background and her eyebrow raising real estate involvements, her slippery history seems to be building up to a Gotterdammerung-type coda.

Can't wait for that hearing via C-span on 8th May.......coming up.

The orchestra is slowly filing on stage, adjusting their chairs and opening their instrument cases. What's actually on their music stands remains to be heard.
1 year ago
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Didn't Vince Foster kill himself when he got too close to Clinton family secrets? Oh wait, no, he suffered from depression and insomnia. Nothing to see here. Move along.
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