Skip to comments.From Firestorm to Perfect Storm - The mainstream media's shameful role in the Benghazi scandal
Posted on 10/29/2012 5:22:06 AM PDT by Cincinatus' WifeEdited on 10/29/2012 5:54:48 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Fox News has aired a riveting "timeline" program, showing in painful detail the unfolding of the terror attack in Benghazi. It was a deadly firestorm of a planned assault aimed at the United States consulate,at American sovereign soil. What's now crystal clear is that the administration had real time information on what was happening,knew that our ambassador and other Americans were in mortal peril,and nonetheless directed response teams to "stand down." An American ambassador and others defending American soil died horribly. And the President,then leading in the polls, well,he skipped town for a fund raiser in Las Vegas. One would be hard pressed to make up a story more shameful.
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
The mainstream media is deliberately and intentionally, with full knowledge refusing to cover this. They know what they are doing. It’s for one reason: to get their marxist reelected.
Well at least a whole bunch of newspapers are beginning to turn.
The Orlando Sentinel
The Ft. Worth Star Telegram
The Pensacola News Journal
The Reno Gazette-Journal
The Houston Chronicle
The Sun Sentinel
The Naples Daily News
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The Quad City Times
The New York Post
The Dallas Morning News
The Arizona Republic
The San Diego Union-Tribune
The LasVegas Review-Journal
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
The Tampa Tribune
The Cincinnati Enquirer
The Virginian Pilot
The Columbus Dispatch
The Omaha World-Herald
The Detroit News
The Grand Rapids Press
The News & Observer
The Boston Herald
The Richmond Times-Dispatch
The Daily Herald
The Florida Times-Union
The Daily News of Los Angeles
The Pasadena Star News
Let’s all join with them, and...
STAND OBAMA DOWN on November 6th
Indeed. The media is now almost completely open in their complicity.
It does not bode well for the election. It does not bode well at all.
Recent surveys indicate that 60% of US adults already don’t trust the media. I suspect that number will increase substantially after the bogus polling in favor of Obama is unmasked on NOV 6 and the lid blows off the Benghazi cover-up (which it will).
It will be interesting to see how the various MSM organizations when they discover no one takes them seriously anymore.
"When Obama called the US Navy SEALS to get Osama, they got the job done. When the US Navy SEALS called Obama for help...he watched them die. It's time to STAND OBAMA down."
FREEPERS! Send this far and wide!!
Everything I have read and seen so far is still confirming my initial thinking on the matter, going way back to my days as a NavSpecWar officer who took a SEAL det to Beirut a long time ago.
Once the alarm is sent from Benghazi, dozens of HQs are notified and are in the loop in real time, including AFRICOM and EURCOM, both located in Germany.
Without waiting for orders, they begin planning and executing rescue operations, including getting air support over Benghazi ASAP. But one thing they CANNOT DO without explicit orders from the POTUS is cross an international border. That is the big "red line."
All POTUS has to do is NOT grant cross-border authority, and the entire rescue (already in progress) must stop in its tracks. Ships can loiter on station, but planes fall out of the sky, so they must be redirected to an air base (Sigonella Sicily) to await the POTUS decision on granting CBA. If it never comes, the men in Behghazi must rely only on assets already "in country" in Libya, such as the Tripoli QRF and the Predators.
(And possibly AC-130s that might already have been in Libya: they were last year, but their location on 9-11-2012 is unknown. If they were "in country" but were prevented from firing, that is another situation.)
So if at the 5pm DC time meeting with Panetta and Biden, Obama said, "No outside military action," meaning no CBA will be granted, then THAT IS IT. Case closed.
That constitutes "standing orders" all the way down the chain of command via Panetta to Ham and the subordinate commands trying to rescue the men in Benghazi.
If Obama then goes upstairs to the family quarters to watch TV or sleep, or otherwise makes himself "unavailable," then his last standing orders will stand until he changes them, even if he goes to sleep until the morning of 9-12. Nobody in the chain of command below him can countermand his "standing orders" not to send military forces from outside of Libya into Libyan air space.
Personally, I think he left "no outside miltary intervention, no cross-border authority" standing orders, and then he went to bed. Damn him to hell.
(And to me, the most damning aspect of all is that Obama went to bed while his Ambassador was still missing and presumed kidnapped by Al Queda. Ambassador Stevens might have been on a Youtube video pleading for his life, ready to get the Nick Berg/Danny Pearl "intro to jihad" treatment, and Obama WENT TO BED to rest up for his much more important fund raiser in Las Vegas!)
I hate to say it, but nonetheless, I personally believe that the Ambassador being kidnapped was the plan.
Obama did not want that interfered with and the next morning when he found that the Ambassador was dead...then the spin, cover-up, etc. began.
Then, all of these last six weeks running up to the election would ahve been filled with news about him herocially negotiating an “honorable” release of the Ambassador...probably late this week.
I might add, I cannot and do not believe Stevens would have had any idea or knowledge of this.
Walking Al Quida in Benghazi
King David = Obama
Uriah = Ambassador Stevens
Bathsheba= not sure, with the bathhouse rumors, might be Stevens
Nathan = missing in action. Doesn't anyone want a Pulitzer?
It all boils down to a key factor which is granting CROSS-BORDER AUTHORITY.
During the crisis, yes. But afterwards? It all boils down to the mendacity of the Main Stream Media. Consider: no one died in Watergate. But Woodward & Bernstein nevertheless worked hard to expose it.
Now? The modern Woodwards & Bernsteins are actively covering up both Benghazi and the Obama Administration's feckless defense of blaming the YouTube video. Too bad Obama doesn't have an "R" after his name. A modern-day Woodward & Bernstein would have the story of their careers.
Just my 2¢.
"It's not a story if we don't report it."
Today, "Woodward and Bernstein" are colluding with "Nixon" in the coverup.
The term for that is "M&M Diversity". Different colors outside, same stuff inside.
Nathan came in after the cover-up had been going on for 2 years.
We can't wait that long.
You know, where the word "This" is squeezed-in with a ^ symbol?
If not, there should be.
How cleverly appropos.
I wonder. Do these Diversity M&M's, um, crap in your mouth as well as your hands?
After all, it's been documented that OWS-types do: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/have-you-seen-the-photo-of-the-wall-street-protester-defecating-on-a-cop-car/
Inquiring minds want to know.
All together now:
Thank GOD for SANDY!!!!
We don't have to deal with that pesky Bengauzy thing 'til AFTER the election now!!!
mark — thanks for posting.
mark — thanks for posting.