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Benghazi Reveals the Heart of Progressivism
americanthinker.com ^ | 5-15-2013 | Daren Jonescu

Posted on 05/15/2013 3:46:00 AM PDT by servo1969

In the first months after the Benghazi attack, the most urgent question, and one only rarely asked, was "What were Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton doing during the seven and a half hours between the initial emergency communications from Benghazi and the final American deaths?" A negative answer was provided in February by Leon Panetta: they were not engaging with their subordinates; they were not contacting anyone to discuss options; they were giving no orders for action; they remained entirely uninvolved.

We are left to speculate about the positive answer to that question. Were they sleeping? Curled up by the fire with a good manifesto? Playing poker with Huma and the gang? Practicing jokes for a fundraising speech? Your guess is as good as mine.

And none of these guesses really matter in the end, compared to the looming horror that attends any of thepossibilities, namely this: the president and secretary of state of the most powerful nation on Earth are impervious to shame. They can do -- they have done -- what you hope you could never do, what you pray your children will never be able to do, what psychologists fill academic journals attempting to explain. They were informed that their countrymen -- their appointees -- were being attacked, were issuing repeated cries for help, and, if nothing were done to intercede, were likely to be killed. Knowing this, and knowing, further, that they had at their disposal the most powerful military in the world, no risk of personal harm, and many subordinates prepared to leap into action at their word, they blithely walked away from the desperate men pleading for their help, and carried on with whatever they happened to be doing that night.

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1 posted on 05/15/2013 3:46:00 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

“Walking home one evening, you hear men across the street shouting for help, as they are in the process of being overwhelmed by a gang of thugs. You walk away, unconcerned with their cries or the sounds of bats smacking down on their flesh. You do not call the police or volunteer any assistance. You go to bed and sleep well. The next day, and each subsequent day, you carry on with your life of fun, friends, and self-indulgence, never giving a second thought to the men who died because you did not care to help. If a neighborhood reporter asks you about the crime, you put on your gravest voice and say, “Gosh, that’s so sad; I hope they find the creeps who did it.”

That is what Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton did on September 11 and 12, 2012, and what they have continued to do in the months since. God save a nation in the hands of men and women with souls of this nature.”


2 posted on 05/15/2013 3:48:02 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

If Obama had done anything other than go to bed we would hear about it from one of his sycophants.

Pretty sure that’s about all he did.


3 posted on 05/15/2013 4:02:35 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
The question is not what they were doing that night, but what they HAD been doing for months before.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


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4 posted on 05/15/2013 4:03:21 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: servo1969

WOW,could not have ever said it like this myself


5 posted on 05/15/2013 4:04:03 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: servo1969

Excellent, powerful article.

I hope Hillary lives to eat those words - in jail. And Obama, whose idea they probably were, can join her.


6 posted on 05/15/2013 4:04:53 AM PDT by livius
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To: servo1969

Obama was probably with his butt buddy.


7 posted on 05/15/2013 4:09:11 AM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Venturer

His whole strategy is to make it look like he had nothing to do with anything. It’s the plausible deniability strategy. He probably did go to bed, but he had left orders and also knew the approach that they were going to take in order to plausibly avoid helping these men: the “nobody here but just us chickens” meme, with nobody around to make the big decisions, etc. Going to bed, or at least appearing to do so, was all part of the strategy.


8 posted on 05/15/2013 4:09:54 AM PDT by livius
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To: ProgressingAmerica

Ping.


9 posted on 05/15/2013 4:10:17 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: servo1969

I think Barack Obama might have been snuggling with Reggie Love.


10 posted on 05/15/2013 4:12:44 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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11 posted on 05/15/2013 4:12:45 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: servo1969
Really, really good article - calls Obama & Hillary what they are, as evidenced by their actions (or lack thereof) .... MONSTERS.

Knowing this, and knowing, further, that they had at their disposal the most powerful military in the world, no risk of personal harm, and many subordinates prepared to leap into action at their word, they blithely walked away from the desperate men pleading for their help, and carried on with whatever they happened to be doing that night. They let other men suffer unto death without lifting a finger to help, or even indicating a moment's regret for their inaction after the fact.

12 posted on 05/15/2013 4:13:00 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: servo1969
And for those who don't think a
Stalin's Russia or a Hitler's Germany could come to America, think what Obama might do if he had absolute power and could rid himself of those troublesome bitter clingers and other conservatives.
13 posted on 05/15/2013 4:14:33 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: servo1969

What a thoughtful and well-written set of thoughts.


14 posted on 05/15/2013 4:19:20 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: servo1969

obama, clinton and anyone that could have given orders to keep our guys safe (and did not) are ALL MURDERERS! obama is a murderer... hillary is a murderer... hell they all are. The obama administration should now be referred to a “MURDER, INC”.

LLS


15 posted on 05/15/2013 4:20:26 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Truth29

Here is a scarier thought... think of what tens of millions of heavily armed Americans that are fed up and sick of communists... think of what they might do should the Constitution be suspended and our government felled in a coup by obama... you think that Iraq was ugly? I pray this scenario NEVER happens. I love this Republic and I want it returned to what it was and what it must be by design... and I want it done at the ballot box... and not the ammo box. I am just saying...

LLS


16 posted on 05/15/2013 4:26:53 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: servo1969; Noumenon
This whole crew is made up of Killers Without Conscience.
17 posted on 05/15/2013 4:27:05 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: servo1969

Well thought out and well written.


18 posted on 05/15/2013 4:32:20 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: LibLieSlayer

It is a bit late for the ballot box. What. Was the quote about if you won’t fight when victory is sure and the contest easy...then you must fight when the cost is dear and victory almost impossible. We are rapidly approaching impossible.


19 posted on 05/15/2013 4:43:45 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: servo1969

They were disavowed.


20 posted on 05/15/2013 4:48:51 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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