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Sorry, John Kerry Can't Testify About Benghazi; He Is Just Too Busy

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Once again we get confirmation that this administration is the most transparent in history. The State Department's Marie Harf explained that John Kerry will not be attending the Select Committee hearing on Benghazi and must postpone his testimony to the House Oversight committee due "critical diplomatic work" he is undertaking. As the full letter below explains:

  • *HARF SAYS KERRY 'WILL APPEAR ONCE ON BENGHAZI'
  • *HARF SAYS NO NEED FOR KERRY TO GO BEFORE TWO COMMITTEES
  • *KERRY HAS 'CRITICAL DIPLOMATIC WORK' ON SUBPOENA DAY OF MAY 29

Furthermore, the State Department adds, "we believe there are witnesses better suited to answer questions regarding the Department’s response to Congressional investigations of the Benghazi attacks."

 

 

Full letter below:

Letter to Chairman Issa

 

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Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:10 | 4789263 Buckaroo Banzai
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Well, in one way, this administration is about as transparent as it gets.

Transparently criminal.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:21 | 4789278 StacksOnStacks
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I know that I can see right through them

 

ps. What are Kerry's odds at Belmont?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:22 | 4789327 power steering
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Bartender to horse, "Hey! Why the long face?"

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:26 | 4789339 James_Cole
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Of the two most ridiculously over-reporter stories of the year this benghazi bullshit-extravaganza takes the cake. And please dear gawd tyler don't bring up that gawddamn plane again..

 

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:28 | 4789351 Gene Parmesan
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Yes you can (pretend this event never happened)!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:32 | 4789368 power steering
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Has he captured that insolent rodeo clown yet?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:40 | 4789393 eatthebanksters
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Put this fucker on a hot hot seat!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:49 | 4789412 freewolf7
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"Too busy." Any lie will do, in the Land of Fascism.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:52 | 4789424 0b1knob
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Yet Swifty Boater has plenty of time to give speaches about really important stuff, like global warming.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:02 | 4789443 James_Cole
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Yet Swifty Boater has plenty of time to give speaches about really important stuff, like global warming.

Yep, all dem 'speaches' bout dat glober warmin horse dung. Deh be swift boatin' der people wit dem 'speaches'!!

Us republicans, we noes dat deh libtards and billary obummer is responserbile for bentghazi!!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:14 | 4789480 TeamDepends
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Another victim of aluminum nano-particle brain infestation.  Won't someone think of the children?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:28 | 4789520 ZerOhead
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Kerry says he will testify under oath about Benghazi only if Bush and Cheney testify under oath about 9/11...

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:42 | 4789554 TeamDepends
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Now that would be some C-SPAN worth watching!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:45 | 4789562 Richardk888
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That is pretty good right there :-)

And only if he can testify with Obama sitting next to him.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:58 | 4789758 More_sellers_th...
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Hey Cole... Welcome to fight club.. Fuck you.  I had the pleasure of meeting our esteemed Secretary at a cocktail party. Lying fucking wanker.  

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:56 | 4789593 midtowng
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10 years later and the fact that Kerry was 100% honest about his service in Vietnam still doesn't make a difference to the Republicans.

It's better to embrace a lie I guess.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:55 | 4789754 NidStyles
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100% honest about his purple heart, sure he was.... 

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:53 | 4789426 Xibalba
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The Jackass Donkey would just spew nonsense anyway

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:04 | 4789450 Handful of Dust
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Who wrote that response? Pretty pathetic. My Mom can write better letter why I can go to school.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:28 | 4789522 TeamDepends
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To Whom It May Concern:

Thank you for the incredibly generous offer to stay indefinitely in your FEMA Fun Camp, but we are going to be busy that month.  Very, very busy.  But keep up the good work, y'all killin' it!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:58 | 4789600 nmewn
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"Furthermore, the State Department adds, "we believe there are witnesses better suited to answer questions regarding the Department’s response to Congressional investigations of the Benghazi attacks."

Well thats kinda the point dumbasses, YOUR AMBASSADOR can't answer any questions about why he was meeting the Turkish Consul General (Ali Sait Akin) in Benghazi instead of Tripoli.

Cuz, ya know, he's dead.

And Steven's "good friend" Hitlary isn't saying much outside of "What does it matter now!?!?" while King O'Barry is as Commander in Chief clueless as ever about military flight times from Italian airbases unless Jay Carney happens to stumble across those simple facts (two hours) while reading the comics to His #HighAss from the Washington Post.

But you didn't have a problem getting that drone overhead to watch live feed of the attacks while in progress though...did you?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 19:50 | 4790099 Me.Grimlock
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Epstein's mother.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:53 | 4789584 midtowng
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Does the fact that Kerry was NOT Secretary of State at the time make any difference to you Republicans?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:56 | 4789756 NidStyles
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He is now though. Has nothing to do with party line you tool.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 17:02 | 4789775 nmewn
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Really?

When did the State Department have this massive layoff? And why aren't people being arrested for carting off government documents relating to a dead ambassador when they left? Everybody clueless over there?

I'm not aware of the political affiliations of the other three dead Americans but I would think and "hope" (even if they were democrats) at least a few democrats would want to know the facts of why they had to die and why the military did not act to protect them when it was clear they were under attack.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:39 | 4789717 Babaloo
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And you can pretend it's a "scandal."  Along with all the Fox news clowns who comment here on ZH.  And they claim to be independent thinkers.  What a joke.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:36 | 4789540 JmanSilver.Gold
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down thumb for commie traitors.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:59 | 4789602 oklaboy
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guess 4 dead americans means nothing? gun runnng out of Libya? and snatch and grab kidnapp gone wrong with a dead ambassadore? trading the ambassador for the blind sheeik? 648 muslim brotherhood members getting the death sentance, when 30 of them were at bengazi participating in the attack? now they are going to get the death sentance? guess they won't talk? and were is that plane?Dening security after all other consulates shut down and were outta there? guess the measily 4 milion the US Navy budgeted for the search just to make it look good?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:23 | 4789330 knukles
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I agree.  Mrs Hillbiillary would be a better bet to grill.
Or that IRS lady.

Plan 9 from Outer Space is Here!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:33 | 4789372 dontgoforit
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In addition to being deaf & dumb, they're going to remain mute.  Gun running turning into a super rough biz, especially when you're running the guns to enemies of the state.  They should all hang.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:42 | 4789403 eatthebanksters
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You start with the outside of the circle and the little people, ask questions to find the holes in the story andthen invite thebig dog (Billary) to answer questions she will not want to answer or be able to wiggle out of answering.  Ultimately its about catching a very clever sociopath (Kerry and Hillary) in their web of deceit and showing the world that they lied.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:15 | 4789485 Handful of Dust
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I wont let Karry distract me from getting my Kripsy Kream donuts, star shaped just for Memorial Day and guess what?

 

You get a 10% discount  [but ONLY with a military ID].

How sweet. Just what we need....fat troops on the ground [with roller scooters].....

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:54 | 4789587 midtowng
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Hillary has already testified before Congress.

There is no there there.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:58 | 4789762 NidStyles
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Because you obviously know more than us. :-)

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 17:09 | 4789785 nmewn
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Yeah, that was right up there with "I don't recall"...of course she's a helluva lot older now so her memory has no doubt improved tremendously ;-)

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:16 | 4789489 Winston Churchill
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Will win by a nose.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:39 | 4789547 TeamDepends
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Does he get to wear the nostril-flaring strips?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:13 | 4789280 bag holder
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What difference does it make at this point?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:23 | 4789329 duo
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Dude, that was two years ago.  Let it go.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:24 | 4789334 power steering
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Well gee. Sorry to have troubled you

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:29 | 4789353 Gene Parmesan
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The coup is long-since over and done.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 17:31 | 4789820 bunnyswanson
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Squatter's Rights

 

Popular sovereignty or the sovereignty of the people is the principle that the authority of the government is created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives (Rule by the People), who are the source of all political power. It is closely associated with republicanism and social contract philosophers such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Popular sovereignty expresses a concept and does not necessarily reflect or describe a political reality.[a] It is usually contrasted with the concept of parliamentary sovereignty, and with individual sovereignty. The people have the final say in government decisions.

Benjamin Franklin expressed the concept when he wrote, "In free governments, the rulers are the servants and the people their superiors and sovereigns".[1]

Americans founded their Revolution and government on popular sovereignty, but the term was also used in the 1850s to describe a highly controversial approach to slavery in the territories as propounded by senator Stephen A. Douglas. It meant that local residents of a territory would be the ones to decide if slavery would be permitted, and it led to bloody warfare in Bleeding Kansas as violent proponents and enemies of slavery flooded Kansas territory in order to decide the elections.

Popular sovereignty also can be described as the voice of the people.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:31 | 4789361 onewayticket2
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kick....the....can....delay, delay, delay.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:35 | 4789378 john39
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yes, but ask the obvious question... what are all these puppet waiting for (to save them)?  they have been in a holding pattern for years...  for any of you meat puppets that see this, sorry, it ain't coming.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:52 | 4789422 Larry Dallas
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Sorry to say this to all the military families:

But contrary to what you see with all the Hero's bullshit on HLN and other mainstream media, neither the government, nor the President, nor any of the elites give a shit about your men and women stationed overseas. It just a great propaganda machine and almost as effective as crying racism if you don't support our troops. Kerry once again just kicked Middle America in the balls. Again. Just like Kissinger.  

Why people volunteer risking their lives and limbs without doing some critical thinking first is beyond me, but its not my problem. We all can't think for the lemmings...  

Support our Troops is the new racism; comply or your a homophobe, racist, anti-Samoan, etc.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:58 | 4789433 Berspankme
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When exactly is Thurston Heinz Kerry supposed to take the SSMinnow out for a sail? Leave the man alone, he's busy fucking other countries with your tax dollars

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:10 | 4789264 Sticky Wicket
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"witnesses better suited to answer questions"

So when will Hillary be subpoenaed?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:15 | 4789286 ebworthen
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"What does it matter!?" in Hillary's best harried housewife victim voice.

Mrs. Clinton, that is why we are here, because it matters that four people are dead.

Answer the fucking questions, bitch.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:31 | 4789362 Chupacabra-322
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Answer question? More like arrest that cunt!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:39 | 4789388 power steering
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Put those cankles in irons

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:45 | 4789411 machineh
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... till they turn a bilious green.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:31 | 4789364 DavidC
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'We came, we saw, he died'

Disgusting woman.

DavidC

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:34 | 4789376 dontgoforit
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And according to the media, she will be the next president.  Mini-puke coming up.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:43 | 4789398 power steering
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Meanwhile the Clinton Global Initiative is laundering $500 Million a year

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:46 | 4789417 dontgoforit
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Well, there's where some of the QE is going.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:09 | 4789631 Callz d Ballz
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She got the 3am call.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:16 | 4789288 TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

So when will Hillary be subpoenaed?

Sorry, she's scheduled for another brain stroke that day.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:24 | 4789335 knukles
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Magnifique!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:18 | 4789299 Relentless101
Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:35 | 4789379 power steering
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Hilarious. She's totally pulling Pee-loosly Galore's strings

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:36 | 4789382 dontgoforit
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She don't sweat; she cackles with glisten.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:10 | 4789266 LetThemEatRand
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Letter summarized:  "Hey, can you guys just stop beating a dead horse, already?  He's busy."

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:20 | 4789316 Emergency Ward
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"I'm sorry, but War Minister Kerry must be a neigh-sayer on this subject."

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:33 | 4789374 DollarMenu
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This blogger thinks Obama has something to answer for i  the Bengazi events.

He asks:

"Where exactly within the White House was Barack Hussein Obama, from the time he left the Oval Office at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET, until the following day when he boarded Air Force One destined for Las Vegas, who was he with, and what were the exact nature of his activities during this period?"

Link: http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/archives/10755

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:38 | 4789384 dontgoforit
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Let the truth be told.  Keep the pressure on 'em Gowdy!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:10 | 4789269 Yen Cross
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   Too busy doing what? Bobbing for apples in his trough?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:17 | 4789297 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Or dropping more road apples and expecting Lavrov to clean them up.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:28 | 4789352 JR
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Greetings, Yen. The irony is, why would they want Kerry; it's so convenient for him to say I wasn't aware of that, I didn't see that document, I wasn't apprised of the situation... The trough conjures up a fitting image of Kerry and the rest of this circus in Washington.

But, in that Harry Truman is no longer with us, we can at least be satisfied with his counsel: “The buck stops here.” No better witness exists for the Benghazi murders than Barack Obama.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:39 | 4789391 Yen Cross
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   Greetings back at ya J.R.   Unfortunately El Presidente' is safely tucked away in the "plausible deniability" bunker.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:13 | 4789473 Theta_Burn
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The lies are so fucking deep they need to continually lie tp cover for past lies. its easier to just not be on record..for anything of this nature. elected or not, all these chodes will reside in the anal-cavity of DC till death or retirement. perpetual career defenders.. 

They grilled the shit out of Karl Rove for taking a dig on Hillary's brain damage, something which gets you out of testifying about this matter for ever, but a partisan attack when considering a run for POTUS

Now Kerry... to busy to do his job.

When do the guillotines start rolling again?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:00 | 4789607 spekulatn
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Because he thinks he's smarter than the average bear and therefore becomes the gift that keeps on giving.

 

(found on drudgereport.com)

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/kerry-says-wrongl...

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:11 | 4789273 Relentless101
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Busy fucking shit up.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:16 | 4789290 Make_Mine_A_Double
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The goal is to protect Hiltery and Foggy Bottom asswipes from the obvious. They were running guns to AQ in Syria and someone got bent and smoked the compound.

The goal of protecting Hildabest is for her to be there in the Oval Orfice to flak for ObOzO and stall the investigations that are coming for sure.

Kerry must have to time to wind surf in Black Sea befoe the Russians shut it down for the season.That's why he's 'busy' okay.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:16 | 4789291 Dudeskis
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There was a time when an embassy getting knocked over with its people slaughtered was a big deal and the public demanded answers.

The fact they feel brave enough to continue stonewalling is a sign the citizens are fatigued from countless scandals.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:25 | 4789338 pods
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They don't want you to know about the "rat line."

That would make it clear what our little "consulate" was about.

pods

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:27 | 4789347 Al Huxley
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Yeah, it's an awesome strategy really.  Just abuse the public trust again and again and again, and eventually they'll be burned out and you'll wear them down and they'll capitulate.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:39 | 4789392 dontgoforit
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Saul Alinsky, et al.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:16 | 4789293 FuzzyDunlop21
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Quelle Surprise

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:17 | 4789294 cpzimmon
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As usual, more bullshit.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:18 | 4789300 SheepDog-One
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Great, another kangaroo court which of course will find no wrongdoing by anyone eva.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:19 | 4789307 Bunga Bunga
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Get over it, above law!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:19 | 4789308 the not so migh...
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he is on his boat doing hookers and blow , you know for the GDP

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:19 | 4789309 RealityCheque
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If I was a murderer and a war criminal, I'd run too.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:19 | 4789311 gdiamond22
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There are witnesses better suited for testimony than horse-face Kerry.

Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:20 | 4789313 ltsgt1
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Kerry is too busy sailing, Obama is too busy golfing, Americans are too busy trying to get disability, veterans are too busy trying to get an appointment, Putin is too busy laughting at us, what can possibly goes wrong in the next 3 years?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:20 | 4789314 QQQBall
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Try doing that in a lawsuit.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:20 | 4789319 F.A. Hayek
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What's the matter, John? Why the long face?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:20 | 4789322 crazybob369
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The real problem here is that if asked, 9 out of 10 Americans couldn't tell you what the hell Benghazi is.  After all, didn't American Idol just crown a new winner.  Until the average American becomes more aware of what's going on in the world, these M Efrs in office can keep this shit going forever. Does anyone really believe anything is going to come out of these hearings.  Actually, I take that back; there will be enough bullshit thrown about to fertilize most of Washington.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:01 | 4789428 messymerry
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[these M Efrs in office can keep this shit going forever]

Sorry cb, but this nonsense in toto (Benghazi is only one of countless issues) is a powder keg and will most definitely blow up in everybody's collective face.  History shows us that civilizations large and small collapse* for largely the same reasons over and over.  What's coming this time is the "mother of all collapses".  If you look at the population and technology curves, everything has gone vertical.

I believe that every advanced civilization in the universe experiences a catharsis, and that only a miniscule percentage manage to survive it.  The universe is teeming with life, but there are exceedingly few advanced civilizations.  Maybe only a handful in our Galaxy.  I believe humanity is entering the initial stages of this global catharsis.  The CIC (Clowns In Control) are so culturally inbred and far removed from reality that they cannot possibly see the maelstrom that we are entering. 

Remember, all the economic and financial news that we study here is only a symptom of the "real" collapse which is the social collapse of humanity driven by the population curve. 

Gird  yourselves and get ready for one hellacious ride. 

;-/

*Jared Diamond - Collapse

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:02 | 4789445 crazybob369
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I don't disagree messy.  But history has also shown that change, such as the one we need, does not come about while the people (sheeple) still have full bellies.  Once the tummies start to rumble, then maybe....

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:14 | 4789482 messymerry
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Thanks for the reply cb.  That's completely true, and I quote from our Declaration of Independence:

"and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. 

The PISSANTs ride this pony as long as they can...

PISSANTs:  People In SuitS Are Not Trustworthy  (Especially the ones with lapel pins...  ;-)

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:25 | 4789509 crazybob369
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To update that to out current situation, I think the riots start when the welfare stops, or inflation rises to the point were welfare payments are meaningless.  A very smart and successful investor friend of mine recently told me: 'the world of $5,000 or $10,000 an ounce gold, will not be a pleasant one.  And that day is not far in coming.'

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:22 | 4789328 replaceme
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I'll be very curious to see what he's doing in 6 days - I predict getting a slow walk around the track, maybe a nice brushout.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:31 | 4789337 Cacete de Ouro
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Too busy recovering from the Kentucky Derby

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:26 | 4789341 Tsar Pointless
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Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Seriously - it's like you people have Tourette's syndrome or something.

There is no "there" there. I know you just want to hang something on the black guy in the Oval Office - or merely hang the black guy in the Oval Office - but the facts are that NOTHING OF ANY CULPABILITY CAN BE LAID AT THE DOORSTEP OF THIS ADMINISTRATION.

Not on Benghazi, at least. Now the financial crisis and drones - there IS there there. On that, I agree.

Please, stop. Just. Stop.

Benghazi!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:42 | 4789400 dontgoforit
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Bite me and then piss off, Tsar Troll.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:55 | 4789432 Tsar Pointless
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Exactly what I'd expect from somebody on this site at this point.

Nicely done. Quite adult.

If I were John Kerry, I'd tell the Republicans in Congress to get out of government, since they hate it so much. And get out of America, too, since they seem to hate everything about America. But that's me. I have less tact than does our Secretary of State.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:35 | 4789539 Government need...
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No, I think millions of americans just hate the tyranny and crimes coming from Federal government employees.  If it continues, I'd expect incremental resistance, perhaps followed by areas declaring their independence.  If the Feds want to keep that territory, they may have to go and claim it.

No need to leave the homeland folks love and are loyal to.  They merely need to rid themselves of the tyrants.

Hope that clarifies things.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:59 | 4789437 gdiamond22
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We know where Obama is every secon of the day (when it puts him in a good political position). How is it we have NO IDEA where he was for 10 hours during this attack? No staged pics of the situation room like Osama? Who gave the order to stand down? Of course "he doesn't know" and " people will be held accountable" just like every other scandal under this community organizer. This community organizer is a failure. Pure and simple.

And fuck off with the race card hogwash. I could give two fucks about the pigmentation of his skin. It's his Marxist ideals that hate.

FUCK YOU

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:03 | 4789447 Tsar Pointless
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I'll tell you what's a failure: America, for falling into stupidity and ignorance and calling it the "promised land".

I don't like Obama for a lot of reasons, but Benghazi is not one of them.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:12 | 4789478 gdiamond22
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So you're content with one of our ambassadors and 3 soldiers being slain in a terrorist attack overseas while Obama prepares for a fundraiser in Las Vegas? THIS isn't one of the reasons why you don't like Obama?

One of the great things about this country in the 'promised land' was that our representives (which don't represent us anymore) should be virtuous and righteous; a statesman who serves the public to protect our rights. Now we have career politicians who plunder society and are willing to sacrifice our own for the benefit of their re-election, but that's not what concerns you.

You are a mindless, soulless drone with whom there is no hope.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:31 | 4789494 Emergency Ward
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Bullcrap......let's get to the real scandal: the Benghazi CIA gun-running for Al Qaeda.  Anything to discredit the warmongering bastards....

They may get some "plausible denial" type traction with the claim that there was "nothing they could do about it" concerning the attack itself, but there ain't no room for plausible denial on the gun-running fiasco.....

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:17 | 4789662 Bear
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Let's get to it Fast and Furious

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:26 | 4789344 NRGIsFree
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Yes "critical diplomatic engagements". Is it organizing the illegal overthrow of governments around the world? I suppose if one puts themselves in the position of the criminally insane, avoiding truth and accountability could also be categorized as "critical diplomatic" work.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:32 | 4789346 CaptainSpaulding
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Yea, I'm done here. Nothing left but a box of cookies and the kitchen clock.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:27 | 4789349 Chupacabra-322
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"critical diplomatic work" he is undertaking.

Yea, critical like arming, funding & training the same Al CIA duh terror organizations he claims to protect us from.

He's busy with the Criminal CIA drug running & destabilizing Sovereign countries while simultaneously installing Criminal IMF puppet regimes with juntas.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:29 | 4789356 Who was that ma...
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There's one thing that can be said for John Kerry, he's not just another pretty face.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:30 | 4789357 madcows
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maybe he can catch a stomach virus, fall down, hit his head, forget everything for 6 months, and then "retire" before he has to testify before congress.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:43 | 4789408 dontgoforit
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Yeah - pull a Bulushi/Fisher moment in the tunnel. 

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:31 | 4789360 buzzsaw99
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i remember lord blankfein answering some softball questions once upon a time. that was a great day for the amurkin peeple.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:33 | 4789370 Cacete de Ouro
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Subpoena Day May 29 is JFK's birthday.....

Just sayin'

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:48 | 4789418 machineh
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It's also the last day of the 3-day Congressional work week ... THURSDAY.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:54 | 4789385 pashley1411
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Waiting for the day the administration stops returning phone calls from the legislative branch.    Probably the day after the next election.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:52 | 4789423 RaceToTheBottom
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This is just more Red/Blue nonsense.  Stop being part of such stupidity.

 

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:01 | 4789438 Tsar Pointless
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But but but...Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!

How many Americans died in the attack on the Beirut barracks back in 1983? The answer is 241.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_Beirut_barracks_bombing

Nobody from the Reagan Administration was held accountable. Perspective helps in the Land of Reality.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:07 | 4789459 madcows
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In that case, a nutty towel head pulled up in a truck and exploded it. 

In the case of behgahzi, they were under attack for hours, and called for help.  Meanwhile, the pres and his staff were playing cards, and told the troops not to respond.  Oh, and they were also running guns to the guys that were doing the attacking.  But, hey, nothing to see here.  move along.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:16 | 4789486 Tsar Pointless
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You people are tiresome.

http://thinkprogress.org/world/2014/02/11/3276171/gop-benghazi-military-...

"As Media Matters reports, Fox News cited reports of a stand-down order no fewer than 85 times during prime-time segments as of June 2013. As the new report — which the Republican majority of the committee authored –makes very clear in its findings, however, no such order ever existed. “There was no ‘stand down’ order issued to U.S. military personnel in Tripoli who sought to join the fight in Benghazi,” the report says, noting that the military was not positioned to respond to the attack.

“Given the military’s preparations on September 11, 2012, majority members have not yet discerned any response alternatives that could have likely changed the outcome of the Benghazi attack,” the report concludes."

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:23 | 4789505 Buckaroo Banzai
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Lol, thinkprogress.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:40 | 4789550 Government need...
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Feel free to help the world solve its overpopulation problem by dropping dead.  If it helps, I hear Satanallah is offering special on virgins for every loyal jihadi.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:02 | 4789442 orangegeek
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This is a more credible excuse than "I only let her suck my cock - I didn't fuck her, unless you count poking a cigar up her snatch, but that's not really having sex - by the way, have you seen what my wife looks like?".

 

Politicians - as useless as <fill in the blank>.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:06 | 4789455 ShrNfr
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Actually, I am not sure what they think that they can find out from Lurch. On his best days, he has trouble understanding that he is wearing a digital watch, much more being able to tell the time on it.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:09 | 4789462 Handful of Dust
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"The dog ate my notes...sorry I can't make it...."

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:10 | 4789467 FishHockers
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John Kerry and Summers Eve have a lot in common!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:17 | 4789490 Tsar Pointless
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They've both been in a vagina and you haven't?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:23 | 4789506 Miffed Microbio...
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It's certainly nice to see someone has risen above the childness of this site and responded as an adult.

Miffed;-)

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:14 | 4789481 Duc888
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Silly Wabbit, Laws are for Sukkerz.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:18 | 4789491 Duc888
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Tsar Pointless: Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Seriously - it's like you people have Tourette's syndrome or something.

There is no "there" there. I know you just want to hang something on the black guy in the Oval Office - or merely hang the black guy in the Oval Office - but the facts are that NOTHING OF ANY CULPABILITY CAN BE LAID AT THE DOORSTEP OF THIS ADMINISTRATION.

Not on Benghazi, at least. Now the financial crisis and drones - there IS there there. On that, I agree.

Please, stop. Just. Stop.

Benghazi!

 

Well, actually you really need to listen to some of the testimony already given by the top military brass, you might actually learn something instead of trying to run cover for "the black guy".

 


Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:21 | 4789498 Duc888
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Tsar Pointless: You people are tiresome.

 

...and your rebuttal is.........'pointless" since you are cherry picking who's testimony you bring forth.

Plenty of testimony on YT which is a click or two away.  Instead of being pointless, educate yourself.

 


Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:22 | 4789504 discopimp
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Ok, presidence set.  I will now respond to any law suits etc as follows:  "I will not appear as requested in your subpoena.  As I am an American citizen and am subscribing, as established by The US Sec of State John Kerry, in our nation of rules, to ignore your request as a matter of factual action of law established by the Executive Branch of the United States though its proxy, the Department of State.  Have a nice day."

 

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:42 | 4789553 crazybob369
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Good luck with that!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:26 | 4789514 SillyWabbits
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Are we supposed to believe that Benghazi is a bigger deal than 9/11?

If we can investigate the one – why not the other?

The dogged fascination with Benghazi is they know who did it and why.  It had nothing to do with Libya and everything to do with the Presidential election in this country.  It was an attempt by foreign sources to influence the election by proving Obama had no foreign policy, policy that particular nationalists approve of.

 

Look at the timing, who was friends of whom, and who wants Iran attacked immediately.

Do come critical thinking and you will come to a question.

Benghazi was a CIA gun running exercise to Syria.  If they haven’t found that out yet – what hope is there of truth being revealed?

Benghazi is an excuse to keep our war mongering mentality fresh in the people’s minds through the midterms.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:33 | 4789533 Bear
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They 'have found out' already, that's why the investigation is so important and may succeed ... and just because one cover up worked, doesn't mean we should not keep trying to nail them when we can

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:48 | 4789573 SillyWabbits
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Totally agree. 

 The point is one investigation was tabled to allow for the promotion of war and the other

has an endless search for "truth" for exactly the same reason.  “They” are getting away with it!

 

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:26 | 4789518 Bear
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You know if I say that I'm too busy for jury duty ... they issue a bench warrent for my arrest

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:31 | 4789527 q99x2
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Hell with Kerry. Get the butcher back on the block.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:43 | 4789552 Emergency Ward
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One of Hillary's talking points in the 2016 Presidential campaign will be how she patriotically and heroically led the troops to Victory in Benghazi.  Nuttier-than-a-tree-full-of-parrots Nancy Pelosi will repeat this theme at every opportunity........

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:16 | 4789659 Obamanism
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This maybe due the fall she and the bumpto her head and she says "We saw, we did not come, they died" 

Nuttier-than-a-tree-full-of-parrots Nancy Pelosi will repeat this theme at every opportunity..

CLINTON POS 2016

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:44 | 4789558 intric8
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If kerry got sarah jessica parker pregnant, that baby would look pretty equine

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:47 | 4789565 Government need...
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A brazen 'I am the law' type response to a Congressional subpoena.  I'd like to see any American subject try this.

What we need is some neckstretching to help these tyrants understand they work for and are accountable to the citizens.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:49 | 4789574 Sages wife
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We're gonna need more rope.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 23:09 | 4790508 intric8
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A horse walks into a bar and the bartender says " sorry but we dont serve no neocon bastards and israel lovin jew politicians with fake irish names here, pal". The horse says " i think your confusing me with that 'Kerry' guy" and the bartender says "wells, ya both look alike". The horse then becomes an alchoholic because he cant reconcile the fact that he looks like kerry.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:47 | 4789570 Sages wife
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So, an american public servant can refuse to answer the employment related questions of his employers?  This must be that elusive democracy?  Gong show?  No really, hit the gong already.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:48 | 4789572 Obamanism
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Dear Mr Putin,

                     Can you invade the Ukraine around the 30th of May? You see it would be really helpfull to me to be  in Geneva involved in Peace talks for the next 4-6 weeks until congress recess.

Best Regards

John "POS" Kerry

PS I think Prince Charles is wrong.

PPS Sorry the Boss lied to you about "it being easier" after his election

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:56 | 4789592 spekulatn
Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:04 | 4789616 F em all but 6
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The problem with Kerry is that you can never tell which end of the horse you are talking to

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:19 | 4789645 ltsgt1
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Benghazi is more than just arming the Al Qaeda fighters in Syria. It was a staged kidnapping gone horribly wrong.

Right after Morsi won the election in Egypt, he requested the release of the blind sheik. Obama wouldn’t be able to pull that off without raising more than a few eyebrows even with a compliance mainstream media. He needed a good reason to release the blind sheik to appease the Muslim Brotherhood. He also needed an opportunity to demonstrate that he is an effective leader right before the election.

Obama's kindergarten advisers figured that if an American ambassador were kidnapped by angry mobs over a video offensive to Muslims, if this angry mobs which were spontaneously organized and therefore unidentifiable entity didn’t make any immediate demand for his release, if Obama then asked Morsi to intervene and assist for his release, if the kidnappers then demanded an exchange for the blind sheik, then Obama would be able to demonstrate to the Americans that he is an effective leader like Ronald Reagan in the Iran hostage crisis.

That would explain why Obama was missing in the situation room and the refusal of Steven's request for additional security. Whatever he could have done in the White House situation room would only make the staged kidnapping less likely to be successful and his actions/inactions much more difficult to explain later on as event became more chaotic. In all likelihood, he was probably yelling at Morsi for losing control of the alleged protesters all night long.

There is one crucial information which remains unaswered. Who made the arrangement for that meeting between the Turkish diplomat? If that meeting was not initiated by Chris Stevens himself, then he was setup either by the Turkish or his own country.

* Morsi promised to seek the release of the Blind Sheik in his inaugural speech in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000087239639044435880457801453173...


Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:43 | 4789729 object_orient
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Well, that is the simplest explanation....

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:12 | 4789646 ltsgt1
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Benghazi is more than just arming the Al Qaeda fighters in Syria. It was a staged kidnapping gone horribly bad.

Right after Morsi won the election in Egypt, he requested the release of the blind sheik. Obama wouldn’t be able to pull that off without raising more than a few eyebrows even with a compliance mainstream media. He needed a good reason to release the blind sheik to appease the Muslim Brotherhood. He also needed an opportunity to demonstrate that he is an effective leader right before the election.

Obama's kindergarten advisers figured that if an American ambassador were kidnapped by angry mobs over a video offensive to Muslims, if this angry mobs which were spontaneously organized and therefore unidentifiable entity didn’t make any immediate demand for his release, if Obama then asked Morsi to intervene and assist for his release, if the kidnappers then demanded an exchange for the blind sheik, then Obama would be able to demonstrate to the Americans that he is an effective leader like Ronald Reagan in the Iran hostage crisis.

That would explain why Obama was missing in the situation room. Whatever he could have done in the White House situation room would only make the staged kidnapping less likely to be successful and his actions/inactions much more difficult to explain later on as event became more chaotic. In all likelihood, he was probably yelling at Morsi for losing control of the alleged protesters all night long.

There is one crucial information which remains unaswered. Who made the arrangement for that meeting between the Turkish diplomat? If that meeting was not initiated by Chris Stevens himself, then he was setup either by the Turkish or his own country.

* Morsi promised to seek the release of the Blind Sheik in his inaugural speech in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000087239639044435880457801453173...


Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:15 | 4789658 Joebloinvestor
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You know why liberals got rid of the death penalty?

So they had nothing to fear.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:20 | 4789671 22winmag
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How many more assets, military or otherwise, are going to be hung out in the breeze to die before somebody pushes back?

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