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    Re: Was the Obama Administration Incompetent or Corrupt in its response to Benghazi?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Could it have been a terrorist attack that was orchestrated by the imminent release of this film. Then, the terrorists could have infiltrated the crowds and incited a spontaneous riot. So both answers could be true.

    I'm not a detective so I'm just guessing here.
    except that we now know that this:

    We do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned.”
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    was either ignorance, or deception, as they did, in fact, have information that lead precisely to that conclusion.

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    Re: Was the Obama Administration Incompetent or Corrupt in its response to Benghazi?

    Ignorance, deception, confusion, misinformation, disinformation. Just another day in Washington really.




    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    except that we now know that this:



    was either ignorance, or deception, as they did, in fact, have information that lead precisely to that conclusion.

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    Re: Was the Obama Administration Incompetent or Corrupt in its response to Benghazi?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Administration officials did not tell the truth (and may have lied) to the public about the murder of our Ambassador and three other Americans in a terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11. That is sort of significant.
    For what purpose would they lie about it? What was the lie intended to accomplish?
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    Re: Was the Obama Administration Incompetent or Corrupt in its response to Benghazi?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    For what purpose would they lie about it? What was the lie intended to accomplish?
    Ya I'm still not understanding what the fuss is about here...

    It shifts the focus of blame in an election year. If it were a terrorist attack that could be viewed as a failure by the administration to protect us from terrorism. If it was a riot caused by a film the blame goes squarely on the filmmaker.

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    Re: Was the Obama Administration Incompetent or Corrupt in its response to Benghazi?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    It shifts the focus of blame in an election year. If it were a terrorist attack that could be viewed as a failure by the administration to protect us from terrorism. If it was a riot caused by a film the blame goes squarely on the filmmaker.
    Or...
    Maybe some of the officials simply didn't have all the facts in the immediate aftermath of the breaking news story, and made the perfectly reasonable assumption that the murder of our Libyan ambassador was connected to the angry mob outside the Libyan consulate. I made the same assumption when I first heard about it; it hardly seems like a huge stretch.

    Incidentally, it's not even clear what the political ramifications of a terrorist attack versus a riot would be. Is it really such a no-brainer that lying about it would help Obama that State Department spokespeople would risk their own credibility to do it? Especially when more information ALWAYS comes out in the press in the aftermath of breaking news stories?

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    Re: Was the Obama Administration Incompetent or Corrupt in its response to Benghazi?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    but what kind of administration has principals who make declarative public statements with information that they know is either inaccurate or insufficient?
    The same kind of administration as practically every one we have ever had. Doesnt let the Obama administration off the hook for the Rice comments, though. They were in the wrong.

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    Re: Was the Obama Administration Incompetent or Corrupt in its response to Benghazi?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    It shifts the focus of blame in an election year. If it were a terrorist attack that could be viewed as a failure by the administration to protect us from terrorism. If it was a riot caused by a film the blame goes squarely on the filmmaker.

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    Re: Was the Obama Administration Incompetent or Corrupt in its response to Benghazi?

    reply to CPWILL
    "1. The administration was incapable of keeping up with events
    2. The administration chose to attempt a cover up to keep from admitting its' failure to stop a planned terrorist assault about which they had warning
    3. The administration was attempting a deception campaign against foreign audiences in the pursuit of policy goals (please describe) "



    I think all of these are true because we were the instigators behind the insurrection that overthrew Qaddaffi. We unseated a stable ally that was a terrific benefactor for the African continent and installed some ragtag bozos so we would get the OIL and exploration rights. The politicians always expect to control the storyline with the "Mighty Wurlitzer," but definitely went too far in this instance. Our Energy Corporations are the power behind the throne in these resource wars and nobody talks about it.

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    Re: Was the Obama Administration Incompetent or Corrupt in its response to Benghazi?

    The never told the truth about our involvement in Libya in the first place.

    Follow the currency and you'll find the truth. Gaddafi was going to switch oil sales from the Dollar to a new African gold currency called the Dinar...what happen next? We supported a group of rebels that we didn't (still don't) know and they overthrew the government. Soon thereafter: The Libyan Central bank was set up backed by the U.S. Dollar.


    That same reason was for our involvement in Iraq. They claim WMDs and terrorist links under Hussein, but that was all proven false. What really happened? Hussein switched sales of oil from the dollar to the euro. We invaded and soon thereafter they started to sell oil on the dollar again and took a big in profits because the euro was worth more than the dollar.

    When you follow the currency...the truth starts to become pretty clear. Our government is doing all they can to keep our currency as the world reserve. As more countries attempt to pull out of it...we become more hostile. When (not if) our currency loses its world reserve status...massive inflation will occur to a point where the dollars in your wallets and bank accounts will be worthless.

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    Re: Was the Obama Administration Incompetent or Corrupt in its response to Benghazi?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    It is now out that the Administration knew within 24 hours that the attacks in Benghazi were part of a planned terrorist operation by either al-Qaeda or an al-Qaeda affiliate.
    Libyagate.

    The administration has been in 'cover up' mode to hide their own incompetence since the start.
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