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  • Squirrel
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    Does this mean that people can finally shut up about Benghazi? Please?

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  • TopHatter
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    Originally posted by DOR View Post

    This is what it’s come to: Benghazi conspiracy theorists are so creative, and so unmoved by evidence or reason, that they can convince themselves that congressional Republicans are in on the conspiracy.
    That's true of ALL conspiracy theorists...anybody can be a part of a conspiracy theory, anybody can be bought, anybody can be silenced.

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  • DOR
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    With Clinton exonerated, conspiracy theorists turn on Trey Gowdy

    By Steve Benen

    With the Republicans’ Benghazi Committee uncovering no meaningful new information, and with the panel’s investigation effectively exonerating Hillary Clinton, right-wing conspiracy theorists this week had no choice but to give up and find a new hobby.

    No, I’m just kidding. They’re actually redirecting their ire towards Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.).

    Just yesterday, I predicted that some conservatives would turn on Gowdy, in whom they’d invested so much hope. The far-right South Carolinian was supposed to bury, not exonerate, Hillary Clinton, I wrote, and his inability to deliver a useful campaign weapon will likely be seen as both a failure and a betrayal.

    A few hours later, far-right radio personality Michael Savage told his audience, “Trey Gowdy should be impeached for wasting my time! He promised us a lot! Remember?” (Members of Congress can be expelled, but not impeached, under the U.S. Constitution.)

    Of course, Savage isn’t alone. The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank explained today that “conspiracy-minded” conservatives are blaming Gowdy “for failing to deliver the goods.” There was a meeting yesterday of the “Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi,” where members agreed the far-right South Carolinian let them down by failing to confirm their beliefs.

    A woman in the crowd floated a new Benghazi conspiracy. “Has someone in the GOP leadership gotten their fingers involved in watering down some of this to benefit Secretary Clinton?” she asked. Nobody rebutted this idea.

    Herein lies a lesson for Republicans who are perpetually trying to appease the far right: It’s a fool’s errand. They went to the tea party – and now they’re taking Donald Trump to the prom. Likewise, then-House Speaker John Boehner named the Benghazi committee because activists were dissatisfied that seven previous congressional investigations had failed to uncover major scandal material. Now an eighth has produced more of the same – and the agitators are as agitated as ever.

    There’s a certain twisted logic to this. The unhinged right starts with the ideologically satisfying answer – President Obama and Hillary Clinton are guilty of horrible Benghazi-related wrongdoing – and then works backwards, looking for “proof” that matches the conclusion. When their ostensible allies fail to tell these activists what they want to hear, they could reevaluate their bogus assumptions, but it’s vastly easier to believe Republicans have let them down.

    Wait, it gets worse.

    As Milbank reported, a former Ted Cruz adviser complained yesterday that Gowdy “did not draw a connection between the dots.” And why not? According to retired Gen. Thomas McInerney, the Benghazi Committee chairman “had his reasons – political” for holding back.

    McInerney “speculated that congressional leadership had approved ‘black operations’ to run weapons from Benghazi to Islamic State forces in Syria.”

    This is what it’s come to: Benghazi conspiracy theorists are so creative, and so unmoved by evidence or reason, that they can convince themselves that congressional Republicans are in on the conspiracy.

    As Donald Trump and his allies try to incorporate ridiculous Benghazi rhetoric into their 2016 platform, keep in mind who his unhinged allies are.

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-s...urn-trey-gowdy

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  • cirrrocco
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    Originally posted by bonehead View Post
    I am thoroughly convinced that if the terrorist had taken out Capital hill instead of the world trade towers they would have done us a favor. The greatest enemies of the country are the ones we ignorantly elect.
    don't think they would have got to work at 9 am though.

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  • bonehead
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    Originally posted by DOR View Post
    Reminds me of Whitewater . . . investigate; turn up nothing; change the focus and keep wasting time, money and political attention
    I am thoroughly convinced that if the terrorist had taken out Capital hill instead of the world trade towers they would have done us a favor. The greatest enemies of the country are the ones we ignorantly elect.

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  • DOR
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    Originally posted by JAD_333 View Post
    Keep your powder dry...another special committee has been formed to rehash the whole issue. Politics.
    Reminds me of Whitewater . . . investigate; turn up nothing; change the focus and keep wasting time, money and political attention

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  • JAD_333
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    Originally posted by DOR View Post
    As with all hard-to-believe reports coming out of left field, I had to consider the source.
    Keep your powder dry...another special committee has been formed to rehash the whole issue. Politics.

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  • DOR
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    Originally posted by JAD_333 View Post
    lol...You mean to say you were biased all this time?
    As with all hard-to-believe reports coming out of left field, I had to consider the source.

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  • JAD_333
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    Originally posted by DOR View Post
    Who would have thunk it?


    AP: “House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories”: House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

    lol...You mean to say you were biased all this time?

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  • DOR
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    Oh, what a surprise . . .

    Who would have thunk it?


    AP: “House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories”: House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

    Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation of the politically charged incident determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.


    AJC: “GOP-led report obliterates Fox News’ version of Benghazi”: GOP-led report obliterates Fox News’ version of Benghazi | Jay Bookman

    “That’s pretty much a slam-dunk refutation of the entire Benghazi conspiracy theory so avidly argued by many conservatives, and again, it comes from the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee. Similar press accounts of the committee findings were filed by NPR, the Washington Post, The Hill, NBC, etc. The whole right-wing Benghazi narrative is exposed for what it always was, which is nonsense.”


    And, even Fox:
    No stand down order or military missteps in Benghazi attack, GOP-controlled intel panel finds”: No stand down order or military missteps in Benghazi attack, GOP-controlled intel panel finds | Fox News

    The report blames the Obama administration's inaccurate portrayal of the attack as having evolved from a protest on fragmentary and contradictory intelligence from the CIA. It finds no intent to mislead the American public.


    I envisage a long string of apologies and resignations . . . not.

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  • MisterVeritis
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    Originally posted by dmwnc1959 View Post
    If you seriously think that the President of the United States would refer specifically to the death of an American Ambassador as a 'bump in the road' then you deserve Romney as your President.
    It has been a while but Romney, whatever his faults would have been no worse and very likely would have been much better that the head of this Regime.

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  • GPresearch
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    The KRG’s deputy Prime Minister Quban Talabani stated that there is still a great imbalance between the weaponry used by the Islamic State and that of the Kurds. While Talabani pleas with the west to support the religiously tolerant, Israel and American friendly Kurdish region, the United States continues to increase funding to assorted groups of Syrian revolutionaries – many of which have traveled to Syria on Jihad. Because of their status as soldiers of a “non-state, ” Kurdish troops are told that American and European countries cant supply with weapons or training unless coordinated through Baghdad – the current status of Libya and Syria would suggest the opposite is true in differencing circumstances. Despite being starved into submission – through military isolation and oil sanctions – president Barzani still cowers from independence, in exchange for his safe, subservient place at the Iraqi table, content with receiving mere scraps from the ruling Iraqi/Iranian government and the myopic,hypocritical western governments that initially propped it up.

    The Kurds, despite what president Barzani believes is a positive servant/master relationship with America, wont benefit from attachment to the Sunni/ Shiite civil war that will ever increasingly be waged to Kurdistans’s south.With the Sunni run Qatar, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia sponsoring Jihadist groups in a proxy wars against Syria and Iraq, resolution could only be accomplished by an American intervention that wont ever be considered: More than weapons funding and air strikes, if sanctions and legitimate threats are bestowed upon the pan-Arab countries who are currently funding this war, the Islamic State will wither and die. If the United States does not take this action, their policy will reveal its true nature: oil deals, more than basic morality, recent historical responsibility, and the deaths of millions of Middle Easterners, is the paramount issue regarding the United States decision making process. If the Kurds continue to rely on a culturally ignorant, sorted, capitalistically minded American foreign policy to protect and guide them, they will forever lose their chance for independence.

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  • Officer of Engineers
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    Originally posted by GPresearch View Post
    NATO planes, protecting the fundamentalist sects within the later infamous city, however, thwarted Gaddafi’s assault on Benghazi.
    Your research was flawed. Lockerbie. We want Qaddafy to die. We can handle AQ a lot easier than a pissed off Qaddafy seeking vengeance. Berlin Disco for your research.
    Last edited by Officer of Engineers; 05 Sep 14,, 05:50.

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  • JAD_333
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    Originally posted by GPresearch View Post
    Sorry, sir, that is my own work.
    If so, nicely done. Now, if you will please introduce yourself as is customary, here's the link: http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/wab...tml#post975334

    You might try your hand at a more current topic. We've about run the Benghazi affair as far as it can go, at least for now.

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  • GPresearch
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    Sorry, sir, that is my own work.

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