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The Benghazi scandal: lacking the guts to try
Rare.US ^ | June 20, 2013 | James S. Robbins

Posted on 06/20/2013 7:35:06 PM PDT by Abakumov

Retired Army Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin believes that finding out what happened in Benghazi is a matter of sacred duty. Gen. Boykin is a former commander of the elite Delta Force, and former United States Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. He has a distinguished, unparalleled record in special operations and unconventional warfare. Among the Benghazi scandal’s various aspects – failed diplomacy, absent leadership, self-interested politics — what stands out most to him is the administration’s moral failing. For Gen. Boykin, the mishandling of Benghazi was a betrayal of the warrior ethos.

“We left Americans behind,” Gen. Boykin told Rare. “The message that sends to every member of the military or diplomat is not a good one.” He quotes the Ranger creed: “I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy, and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my country.” At Benghazi, America came up short on both counts.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: americashamed; benghazi; fastandfurious; genocide; impeachnow; indonesianinside; irs; islaminside; navyseals; obama; scandal; threatmatrix

1 posted on 06/20/2013 7:35:06 PM PDT by Abakumov
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To: Abakumov

Impeachment File on Benghazi Coward ‘B. Hussein Obama,’ formerly known as Barry Soetoro, a current legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


2 posted on 06/20/2013 7:37:14 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Abakumov

O learned from klintoon, after TWA800 was shot down, they delayed then came up with a horrid CIA vid that bore no resemblance to reality, 1996 in an election year, klintoon could not have a terrorist shoot down an airliner.


3 posted on 06/20/2013 7:42:27 PM PDT by haole (John 10 30)
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To: Graewoulf

Abandoned his post
A decision not to make a decision ,.. is still a decision !


4 posted on 06/20/2013 7:43:47 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Abakumov
For Gen. Boykin, the mishandling of Benghazi was a betrayal of the warrior ethos.

Sure, but first and last, it was a betrayal of America.

5 posted on 06/20/2013 7:46:58 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Abakumov

May God bless Boykin AND “Ace” Lyons-former Admiral of the Pacific Fleet and military strategist, who, when interviewed after the parents of the SEAL Team 6 had their press conference, was quoted as saying, “The Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated every government agency,” and that it had ACCELERATED under the Obama administration.


6 posted on 06/20/2013 7:48:48 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Abakumov

And we still don’t know where Obama was that night or what, if anything he did. But really, there are only a few possibilities. ( And the key fact: there were possible decisions needed that only the C-in-C can make, i.e., to authorize US military forces to cross foreign borders.) So, the possibilities:

1. Obama went away, but delegated decision making to someone else.

2. Obama ordered no rescue attempts, then disappeared from the scene.

3. Obama gave no orders or guidance, but just disappeared from the situation and wasn’t heard from again until the next day.

That’s about it, and in #3 and maybe #1, in the military that would be called abandoning one’s duty station.

But everyone is silent. No one will say what Obama did, or didn’t do. And no one will say they were in charge and made specific decisions involving possible rescue attempts.

Don’t nobody know nothing.


7 posted on 06/20/2013 7:49:40 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Abakumov
For Gen. Boykin, the mishandling of Benghazi was a betrayal of the warrior ethos.

That's what happens when a president is elected who knows nothing of American traditions and values, and cares even less.

8 posted on 06/20/2013 7:54:03 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Abakumov

Gen Boykin is probably one of the few General Officers who still has any honor. Take care General, the enemies of the klintons and the chi- town thug have a tendancy to have “accidents”.


9 posted on 06/20/2013 8:00:50 PM PDT by 21st Century Crusader
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To: Abakumov
"He quotes the Ranger creed: “I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy, and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my country.”

It is not only the Rangers who subscribe to this creed. 21 June 1969, my Platoon was in a heavy firefight with NVA in the hills west of An Hoa in which we suffered several KIA's. At least two of those KIA's occurred while we were engaged in retrieving the body of Pfc. Eddie Locklear, USMC, who had fallen in an exposed position. Our Lieutenant led the charge in the face of small-arms fire (AK-47) and we were able to recover Pfc. Locklear, drive the NVA off and to secure the area.

Unfortunately, one of the men who fell in that rescue was my friend, Pfc. Jack Murdock.

Both brave young men and fine Marines. Rest Easy, Brothers and Semper Fi!

To the valiant Seals who fought to the death at Benghazi, God Bless and keep you. You will never be forgotten.

Many thanks to Gen. Boykin for his relentless pursuit of the truth regarding the gross - and in my opinion treasonous - dereliction of duty on the part of so many in this sordid affair!



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

10 posted on 06/20/2013 8:05:11 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the A<font size=4><b>rchangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Will88

And where is Congress? Where are the Republicans? They are championing the Democrat/Obama agenda.

Boehner MUST go. He is Obama’s greatest ally.


11 posted on 06/20/2013 8:06:09 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Will88
finding out what happened in Benghazi is a matter of sacred duty

“Thanks for having the guts to try.”

“We didn’t respond to the moral imperative to save those people,” Gen. Boykin said. “The imperative is to try.” And now the imperative is to find out why the government didn’t, and see who lacked the guts.

Men of honor understand.

1. I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

2. I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender my men while they still have the means to resist.

3. If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

4. If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information, or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.

5. When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am bound to give only name, rank, service number and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.

6. I will never forget that I am an American fighting man, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.

12 posted on 06/20/2013 8:11:27 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Abakumov
I don't think Americans care about this story. The story that is hurting Obama big time is the NSA story. Let's keep this one going. Even liberals are outraged that Obama could do such a thing. I love hearing the liberals complaining about Obama.....FINALLY!!!!
13 posted on 06/20/2013 8:16:26 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thank you for your service. We must keep the pressure on congress in our home states of this thing is in danger of evaporating. The press is already getting bored. Sadly , most American’s attention span can’t handle the snails pace of congress. CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN. Tell them to get on with it. TELL THEM THAT THIS ISSUE CAN GET THEM CANNED if they screw it up!!!!!


14 posted on 06/20/2013 8:23:24 PM PDT by ping jockey (IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME YOU GREASY,HAIRY ARMPIT,HIPPIE.)
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To: DUMBGRUNT
Men of honor understand.

Obama knows nothing of honor or American traditions, especially military traditions.

15 posted on 06/20/2013 8:28:42 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Abakumov

American Infantry Motto - “FOLLOW ME!”

Democrat Party Motto - “GIVE ME!”

That is as simple as I can make it. That is why no one came.


16 posted on 06/20/2013 8:30:38 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: 21st Century Crusader

Thank YOU! WEll said!

This General Keith Alexander, at a minimum, does not get it. He is working for criminals! I don’t believe a gd thing he says because of that one single fact. And, my feelings on the integrity of the federal gov’t run back to, oh, let’s say, the Tonkin Gulf, the Pueblo, the USS Liberty, Lebanon Marine Barracks, JFK, RFK, Bay of Pigs, Benghazi, IRS, James Rosen, AP, NSA, Marcy Park, TWA Flight 800, weapons of mass destruction IRAQ, birth certificate, Columbia attendance, law license revocation, Marco, McCain, Pelosi, Reid, Schumer, Reid, Feinstein, John Roberts and on and on and on ENDLESSLY. Why in the F would ANY sane person believe ANYTHING the US Government says about anything EVER?????


17 posted on 06/20/2013 9:29:24 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Will88

When the fall is all that matters how you go matters.


18 posted on 06/20/2013 9:31:46 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: Abakumov
Mittens screwed the pooch, big time.

He ran one of the worst campaigns in history.

The Ward and June Cleaver impersonation done during the Republican Convention was enough to make one puke.

That said, he could have been somebody, he could have won the title.

But he was stupid, he pulled his punches. He believed the MSM polls.

Going into the third debate, Benghazi was on the front burner and the story had some traction.

Unfortunately, Mormons are more knock on the door missionaries that knock you down alley fighters.

In that third debate he should have pressed Barry on Benghazi.

Not because it was the calculated thing to do politically, but because it was the right thing to do for the country.

The MSM may have criticized him for being mean to Barry, but it would have forced the media other than Fox News to take a look at the story in more depth than they had.

Either they would have got some facts or another tissue of lies that would have been much easier to see through.

Mittens blew the best chance to get the truth on Benghazi.

19 posted on 06/20/2013 9:54:58 PM PDT by metafugitive
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To: Abakumov; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; ..
Benghazi was a planned murder. Straight up.

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


20 posted on 06/20/2013 11:17:06 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Will88

That’s what happens when a president is elected who knows nothing of American traditions and values, and cares even less.


BINGO!!!


21 posted on 06/20/2013 11:36:08 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Will88

But he loves the sound of the Muslim call to prayer as learned as a child at school in Indonesia.


22 posted on 06/20/2013 11:46:52 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Abakumov

“...what stands out most to him is the administration’s moral failing...”

Welcome to the club, Jerry.

Oh, and watch for an NSA tap on your phone coming soon.


23 posted on 06/21/2013 12:32:19 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Will88

How can a man, who as a child has never experienced a ball game with his father, bringing his glove hoping to catch that fly ball and eating hotdogs and peanuts until you burst, sell lemonaide on the corner with is friends, have dad on saturdays sitting in the bleachers watching you play little league baseball and then go out for some icecream. He has no American childhood experiences that could ever make him proud to be an American.


24 posted on 06/21/2013 2:42:26 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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>> Boykin believes that finding out what happened in Benghazi is a matter of sacred duty.

I concur.

Watch the whistleblower testimony if in doubt.


25 posted on 06/21/2013 2:45:14 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Abakumov

The lack of intervention on Benghazi is merely part of the larger coverup of the Administration’s arming and funding of Al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the beginning of a re-formed caliphate.


26 posted on 06/21/2013 2:47:18 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Abakumov

Obama’s crew is relentless in manipulating the legal process. But, they have no guts when faced with a real in your face military problem.

O’s cowardice is perhaps the one heartening feature in his otherwise malignant narcissitic personality. Imagine how dangerous his grandiosity and sense of entitlement would be if he identified with the military.


27 posted on 06/21/2013 5:14:37 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Abakumov

The inaction on the part of the CINC and the whole military has always been the prime issue for me. I am glad to see this spoken to, but I am also past ready to see some ACTION on getting this fully exposed and prosecuted.. There is dereliction of duty in the chain of command and folks need to be charged and tried.

I believe that a case could be made that a so-called “stand down “ order was an illegal order and as such must be disobeyed.


28 posted on 06/21/2013 5:36:43 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Will88
That's what happens when a president is elected who knows nothing of American traditions and values, and cares even less.

It's not that he cares less, it's that he's actively hostile to them.

29 posted on 06/21/2013 5:36:47 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: haole; Abakumov

An attack on a U.S. navy ship “Cole” was treated as a criminal act instead of a war act it was, and it has ALWAYS been that way with the Clintons. Brnghazi-Gate NO difference sending in FBI, hello!!!

After the Reagan era, the U.S. as respected nation has gone downhill since!!!


30 posted on 06/21/2013 8:38:14 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: ConorMacNessa

The Creed goes with the job.

Read up on Captain James Graham, F/2/5. The Corps official history of 1967 provides unusual insight into the action and post-action recovery.

Operating on Union II on 02 June 1967, Fox Company made contact with a larger enemy force. Ordering his company to establish a better position, Captain Graham chose to stay with a wounded man. Over a period of hours, he conducted an aggressive single man defense in successfully repelling multiple attacks. Finally his position was overrun. Captain Graham gave his life rather than leave a shipmate behind.

It was my privilege to serve with Captain Graham in 3/6. For this young Snuffie, he became the model by which all Marine officers were measured. In my mind’s eye, I still have a view of Captain Graham in the company office.

Semper Fi!


31 posted on 06/21/2013 6:14:20 PM PDT by Huaynero
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To: Will88

He was washing his prayer rug.


32 posted on 06/21/2013 6:39:44 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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