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Warning Cable from Libyan Ambassador Discounted
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Nov 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 11/03/2012 8:47:41 AM PDT by John Semmens

The emergence of an August 15th cable from Libyan Ambassador Chris Stephens to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warning that the Consulate was vulnerable to attack was brushed aside by the Secretary.

“The date of that cable was less than four weeks before the September 11th attack,” Clinton pointed out. “That's far short of the normal turnaround time for State Department action. We still haven't fully evaluated the June attack on a British envoy in Libya. So, I hope everyone can appreciate why we were taken by surprise on September 11th.”

Clinton also cited “the stupefying ambiguity of Ambassador Stephens cable. What does 'vulnerable to a coordinated attack' mean? How might that be different from an uncoordinated attack? And how do you define 'vulnerable?' The Ambassador provided no projection of estimated casualties or even whether there would be any at all. His message was maddeningly vague and incomplete.”

The Secretary offered up the September 11th communications from the Consulate as further proof of the dilemma she and President Obama faced on that day. “Yes, the e-mail said the Consulate was under attack,” Clinton agreed. “But there were no head counts of the number of attackers, no description of the kinds and numbers of weapons being used. I mean, even now, almost two months later, there is no consensus within the Administration on what the appropriate response should've been.”

Clinton counseled against “using the tragic events of September 11th as a rationale for changing administrations. Why discard those who know the most about the situation? A Romney Administration would be essentially starting from scratch. Wouldn't it make more sense to preserve the institutional knowledge we already have by returning the current Administration for another four years?”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Opinion/121940-2012-11-02-semi-news-a-satire-of-recent-news-november-4-2012.htm


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: benghazi; clinton; libya; obama; satire; soshillary

1 posted on 11/03/2012 8:47:51 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: #1CTYankee; 12Gauge687; 14erClimb; 21twelve; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 2ndDivisionVet; 3D-JOY; 43north; ...

ping


2 posted on 11/03/2012 8:50:02 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

The facts may just move your article from satire to reality.


3 posted on 11/03/2012 8:56:32 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: John Semmens
Clinton also cited “the stupefying ambiguity of Ambassador Stephens cable. What does 'vulnerable to a coordinated attack' mean? How might that be different from an uncoordinated attack? And how do you define 'vulnerable?' The Ambassador provided no projection of estimated casualties or even whether there would be any at all. His message was maddeningly vague and incomplete.”

Perfect! "Depends on what the meaning of 'is' is" Bwahahahaha!

4 posted on 11/03/2012 8:58:13 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (ABO)
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To: John Semmens

Typical Clinton style and response. Deny, deny, deny and/or “I don’t remember” or “It depends on what the definition of ‘is’ is”.


5 posted on 11/03/2012 8:59:23 AM PDT by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: John Semmens

Wow you had my blood boiling! I think perhaps this is not a time for this sort of thing, do ya think?


6 posted on 11/03/2012 9:14:01 AM PDT by Hanna548 (s)
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To: John Semmens

I wish these “semi-satire” “news” can be filtered out. They are just stupid and misleading.


7 posted on 11/03/2012 9:17:33 AM PDT by eclectic (Liberalism is a mental disorder)
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To: John Semmens

Painfully brilliant writing, John. Two big thumbs up.


8 posted on 11/03/2012 9:20:37 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: John Semmens

Things are now totally nuts so regularly that its possible to get halfway through one of these before re-checking and finding out its satire.


9 posted on 11/03/2012 9:22:29 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: eclectic
I wish these “semi-satire” “news” can be filtered out. They are just stupid and misleading.

These satirical articles may very well be stupid and misleading, but with the Obama administration, they're not very far from the truth.

10 posted on 11/03/2012 9:25:38 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: John Semmens

Congratulations, on again being the Picasso of writing satire.
Some may not recognize the beauty of the nude lady while only looking at the trees!


11 posted on 11/03/2012 9:59:41 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: Hanna548

We are three days from the most important election of my lifetime. This is the very best time for this sort of thing.


12 posted on 11/03/2012 10:15:56 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: John Semmens

Great John. Loved it. Thanks for the ping too.


13 posted on 11/03/2012 10:51:19 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens

bump


14 posted on 11/03/2012 11:16:53 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: John Semmens
Just amazing some of the responses you get when they get caught up in the web and realizing they've been had!

LOL!

Well Done once again John!

15 posted on 11/03/2012 11:23:02 AM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: John Semmens

I guess that the Wretched One could of said that she was busy “baking cookies for my daughter” (Watergate era).


16 posted on 11/03/2012 11:27:51 AM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire.)
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To: Mark

Sorry- White Water-not Watergate.


17 posted on 11/03/2012 11:53:20 AM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire.)
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To: GreenHornet

The truth is enough then.


18 posted on 11/03/2012 12:05:54 PM PDT by eclectic (Liberalism is a mental disorder)
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To: eclectic; flaglady47; mickie
I'm tired of these satires also. I don't have time to click on false trails.

Label them as satires in the title, that's fine. Otherwise, not posting them would be a blessing.

With the new format now in effect on the "latest posts" pages eliminating the first part of the text of the post, we click on these satirical masterpieces lured by enticing titles.....only to begin reading what turns out to be fairy tales.

I don't like the new robotic format on the "latest posts" pages, either, although I realize it's to save space given the current trauma enveloping FR.

Fighting trauma with more trauma, I guess.

Leni

19 posted on 11/03/2012 12:43:21 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: John Semmens

One of your best, John.

I stand staunchly against those who would have you stop writing these. Sorting out the fine line between the truth and the fiction is a useful, stunning, and brain-shrpening exercise. It drives home how infinitesimally small the line really is with these sociopaths.


20 posted on 11/03/2012 2:46:18 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: MinuteGal
Methinks you might recall the true purpose of satire.


    1. A literary work in which human vice or folly is attacked through irony, derision, or wit.
    2. The branch of literature constituting such works.
  1. Irony, sarcasm, or caustic wit used to attack or expose folly, vice, or stupidity.

    (Cite: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
    Attribution: Not Theo Nion!


This is a great way to redicule and reveal the abhorrent and duplicitous mindset of the Socialist Progressive in the Executive Branch. Plus, I get a hoot reading the responses of those drawn within the ambiguities of the art.
(hint: subscribe to John and you will get pinged for a clear awareness that it is semi-news and then just sit back and watch for the fun.)
21 posted on 11/03/2012 4:45:15 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: John Semmens

Welcome every time!


22 posted on 11/03/2012 6:02:13 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

We have enough horrible, REAL stuff to deal with, right now we don’t need to be head faked with satire. We are all in a serious and maybe even suspicious mood right now, feeling vulnerable, afraid of the future, there seems to be threats to our way of life at every turn...thats all;/


23 posted on 11/03/2012 10:12:40 PM PDT by Hanna548 (s)
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To: Hanna548
We have enough horrible, REAL stuff to deal with, right now we don’t need to be head faked with satire. We are all in a serious and maybe even suspicious mood right now, feeling vulnerable, afraid of the future, there seems to be threats to our way of life at every turn...thats all;/

I think somebody got a tap from the Grumpy Stick this morning. ;^)

24 posted on 11/03/2012 10:33:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: John Semmens; All
Judge Jeanine Pirro Nov. 3, 2012 with Retired Army Colonel David Hunt and Former CIA operative Mike Baker
25 posted on 11/04/2012 12:46:58 PM PST by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: John Semmens

Thanks for the ping. I’d like to think this matter will be thoroughly investigated and the guilty parties punished, but I doubt that will happen. If Romney wins on Tuesday, however, at least we will be rid of this corrupt president in January.


26 posted on 11/05/2012 12:34:47 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: John Semmens

Thanks for the ping. I’d like to think this matter will be thoroughly investigated and the guilty parties punished, but I doubt that will happen. If Romney wins on Tuesday, however, at least we will be rid of this corrupt president in January.


27 posted on 11/05/2012 12:35:46 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: John Semmens

Thanks for the ping. I’d like to think this matter will be thoroughly investigated and the guilty parties punished, but I doubt that will happen. If Romney wins on Tuesday, however, at least we will be rid of this corrupt president in January.


28 posted on 11/05/2012 12:36:01 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: John Semmens

Obama gift-wrapped Libya to al-Qaida

Documents obtained by former Muslim Brotherhood member Walid Shoebat reportedly demonstrate the Obama administration is to blame for the deaths of Americans in the Benghazi consulate attack because it effectively empowered the Islamic terrorist organization al-Qaida to take over governance of Libya.

Shoebat reports a group of anti-al-Qaida Libyans in exile have come into possession of some highly classified documents that, in their view, “will bring the Obama Administration down.”

“Obama gift-wrapped Libya, handed it over to al-Qaida,” the group asserts, “and we can prove it.”

The group has already provided the copy of a letter that, as WND reported, suggests the Obama administration approved assigning a member of al-Qaida to handle security at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli.

http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/obama-gift-wrapped-libya-to-al-qaida/?cat_orig=us


29 posted on 11/05/2012 12:40:31 AM PST by Marguerite (a)
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