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    Re: Republicans raising money off Benghazi effort

    Oct. 24: White House, State Department Emails on Ansar al-Sharia

    Oct. 24: Reuters reports the White House, Pentagon and other government agencies learned just two hours into the Benghazi attack that Ansar al-Sharia, an Islamic militant group, had “claimed credit” for it. The wire service report was based on three emails from the State Department’s Operations Center. One of the emails said, “Embassy Tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on Facebook and Twitter and has called for an attack on Embassy Tripol.” The article also noted, “Intelligence experts caution that initial reports from the scene of any attack or disaster are often inaccurate.” (It should be noted that Reuters first reported on Sept. 12 that unnamed U.S. officials believed that Ansar al-Sharia may have been involved.)

    Oct. 24: Clinton warns at a press conference that you cannot draw conclusions from the leaked emails because “cherry-picking one story here or one document there” can be misleading. She said, “The independent Accountability Review Board is already hard at work looking at everything — not cherry-picking one story here or one document there — but looking at everything, which I highly recommend as the appropriate approach to something as complex as an attack like this. Posting something on Facebook is not in and of itself evidence, and I think it just underscores how fluid the reporting was at the time and continued for some time to be.”

    Oct. 24: Carney, the White House spokesman, says that “within a few hours” of the attack Ansar al-Sharia “claimed that it had not been responsible.” He added, “Neither should be taken as fact — that’s why there’s an investigation underway.”.....snip~


    Can anyone answer why Clinton says the Emails should be dismissed on one hand.....as she is saying one cant draw conclusions now.

    Got answer as to why they used the Email then to Warn the Embassy in Tripoli that an attack may be pending and coming their way? Considering they had hear it the same way.



    Libya does not have a proper, uniformed military anymore Instead, the State Department paid the "Libyan Militia" $150,000 to protect Ambassador Stevens, who is the representative of the United States President stationed abroad.

    See page 170 to verify the details of the State Department funding foreign military in Libya to the tune of $150,000. Compare the same small number afforded local terrorist in Libya to the hundreds of millions afforded other foreign militaries in the region (like Lebanon's $100M where Hamas has power!), brought to them courtesy of the US taxpayer.....snip~

    Do you think the State Dept was paying the Libyan enough for Security for Providing those services to protect our people.....do you think the Democrats we being kinda cheap with the money?

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    Re: Republicans raising money off Benghazi effort

    BTW.....if we gave the Libyans 25 Million in 2011 for Humanitarian Aid. Which would also include the Money for Security.

    What happened to the other 24 and half million that we gave just in 2012? Above it stated we only gave Libya 150 THOUSAND. Any Ideas?

    ABC News’ Luis Martinez (@LMartinezABC) reports: The cost of U.S. military intervention in Libya has cost American taxpayers an estimated $896 million through July 31, the Pentagon said today.

    The price tag includes the amounts for daily military operations, munitions used in the operation and humanitarian assistance for the Libyan people.

    The U.S. has also promised $25 million in non-lethal aid to the Libyan Transitional National Council, half of which the Defense Department has already on MRE’s (military lingo for Meals, Ready to Eat).

    The military delivered 120,000 Halal MRE’s to Benghazi in May and a second shipment that included medical supplies, boots, tents, uniforms, and personal protective gear in June.

    One significant offset to the cost of U.S. involvement in the flights worth noting is the sale of military equipment to allies also involved in the cause. Pentagon officials say the sale of ammunition, replacement parts, fuel, and technical assistance to allies since March has totaled $221.9 million.....snip~

    US Military Intervention in Libya Cost At Least $896 Million - ABC News

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    Re: Republicans raising money off Benghazi effort

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Oh yeah and the NRA hasn't made a handful off of it too.
    They wouldn't have if the left hadn't politicized it.
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    Re: Republicans raising money off Benghazi effort

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    They wouldn't have if the left hadn't politicized it.
    So is it acceptable to turn a blind eye? Were you expecting a: "Oh 20 kids and 6 adults were murdered at once , there are ways that we could avoid that in the future, let's not take any action and hope people change" ?
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    Re: Republicans raising money off Benghazi effort

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    They caused the carnage? WOW!
    Yeah, remember Obama was supposed to make the world love us, but instead they hate us more than ever. And they did nothing even after repeated attempts from the embassy for more security. They caused it and did nothing to prevent it and to make matters worse while the attack was taking place they still did absolutely nothing. Obama and Hillery are quacks.
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    Re: Republicans raising money off Benghazi effort

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Now the Republicans are using the tragic death of four Americans to raise money.

    Republicans raising money off Benghazi effort

    On a new fundraising page, the committee asks for donations to keep up the fight, declaring it a “coverup” and using pictures of President Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
    The page implores supporters to “demand answers.”

    Yeah, when the opposition screws the pooch it tends to have a beneficial effect on fund raising by the opposition.

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    Re: Republicans raising money off Benghazi effort

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    "Oh".....do you think there is an Active investigation going on in Libya trying to bring those to Justice?
    Yes.

    Is there some reason why no one has been brought in for Questioning by us? Any reason why we don't have the Leader of Ansar Al Sharia in Custody?
    Because it's not the United States? I'm sorry, that was a silly statement you made here.

    The difference it makes is to those who have fallen.....as well as any others working in government who have to rely on their government to come and get them out if harm comes their way. Do you think those that Actually Serve the Country should be able to.....at the very least trust their government some what partially. Do you think that is important going forward for all those that serve everywhere else too?
    I would think going forward, those who are currently serving are much more interested in our government making sure the failures of preparation which happened in Benghazi do not happen where they are stationed. My guess is those who are serving are far less concerned about e-mails and talking points and far more concerned with the security of their positions.
    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    They wouldn't have if the left hadn't politicized it.
    Yes, they would have. The NRA delights in making people scared, because people who are scared buy more guns.
    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    Yeah, remember Obama was supposed to make the world love us, but instead they hate us more than ever.
    When the Benghazi attack happened, Libyans across the country showed their support for us.

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    Re: Republicans raising money off Benghazi effort

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Yes.

    Because it's not the United States? I'm sorry, that was a silly statement you made here.

    I would think going forward, those who are currently serving are much more interested in our government making sure the failures of preparation which happened in Benghazi do not happen where they are stationed. My guess is those who are serving are far less concerned about e-mails and talking points and far more concerned with the security of their positions.

    When the Benghazi attack happened, Libyans across the country showed their support for us.
    On the active Investigation going on in Libya.

    In Libya: Why the Benghazi Investigation Is Going Nowhere

    Yet the political furor, which now threatens to hold up President Obama’s national-security nominations, stands in stark contrast to the response in Libya itself. There, Libyans say, the investigation is nonoperational, if not effectively dead, with witnesses too fearful to talk and key police officers targeted for violent retribution. “There is no Libyan investigation. No, no, no,” says Mohamed Buisier, a political activist in Benghazi, who returned home in 2011 after decades in the U.S. “There is not even a will to investigate anything. Even for us civilians, it is very dangerous if you talk about this subject.”

    Whoever knows differently is for now not talking. And in fact, they might be dead or missing. Last week masked men surrounded the car of Benghazi’s chief of criminal investigations, Captain Abdelsalam al-Mahdawi, while he stopped at a traffic light and abducted him; he has not been seen since. His kidnapping came less than two months after Benghazi’s police chief, Faraj el-Drissi, was murdered in his Benghazi home and just weeks after armed men attempted to break into a jail in order to free the suspects in custody for el-Drissi’s murder.

    Beset by criminality and awash with weapons, Benghazi is a dangerous place, and police officers like al-Mahdawi and el-Drissi had full dockets. But both men had the attack on the U.S. compound in common. “Any person who touches this file is disappearing into thin air,” says Rami el-Obeidi, a former intelligence chief for the rebels’ National Transitional Council during the 2011 revolution, who has attempted to probe the attack on his own time but has faced the frustrations of confusing and missing evidence. “Who’s leading the investigation now? No one. What’s the progress? Nothing,” he said by phone. “Anyone who has had a hand in the investigation has been killed or abducted or threatened.”

    On the ground, however, Benghazi’s residents are slowly moving on and forgetting about the disastrous assault four months ago. The consulate building remains a burned-out ruin. And with al-Harzi out of jail in Tunisia, there is no suspect in custody for the attack. Buisier says the only thing that reminds people of the attack these days is the noise from above, apparently U.S. drones flying over eastern Libya’s main city as part of ramped-up security after the attack. Says he, “We wish they would be quieter.”

    Read more: Benghazi Investigation Holding Up Obama, Going Nowhere in Libya | TIME.com

    That should give you some insight into what is going on in Libya. Also you think it is a silly statement to ask why the leader of Ansar Al Sharia should be brought into custody or killed. Do you think it is okay for him to sit around in a 4 star hotel drinking frappes and mocking the US and the TNC? Talking about who really runs that part of Libya? Now what Help do you think the FBI will get in distributing pictures of AQ members that were seen in the compound from the Libyans? Especially since all that support has somewhere Up and Gone.

    Yes and I asked you should the people serving know that they can trust their government when conducting operations? So if there is questions and concerns all around the world in such hot spots. They can be assured their country is coming for them. Did you think such would not be a morale issue?

    The NRA has nothing to do with Benghazi and the Libyans nor Team Obama's investigation. So why deflect with it.

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    Re: Republicans raising money off Benghazi effort

    where were the neocons and their rage when our diplomats were attacked on the republican watch

    June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51.

    February 20, 2003, international diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Truck bomb kills 17.

    February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards.

    July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan
    Suicide bomber kills two.

    December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded.

    March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomat directly targeted by the assailants.
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