Your Lying Eyes

We know that key players in the administration knew that Benghazi was a terror attack as it was happening or shortly thereafter. We know that after confirmation of the fact that it was a terror attack the President and Secretary of State were still pointing at the video. Do not, however, believe your lying eyes.

You might want to ignore your ears as well as the degree of double speak is deep and tortured, Jay Carney must be exhausted.

The Ben Rhodes e-mail about Benghazi is not about Benghazi. A terror attack is not a terror attack. Lying to the families as the bodies came home is not lying. Greg Hicks, who told the truth, is probably sharing an office with a mop and a bucket at the State Department. The single most truthful, dramatic recitation of the facts was punished.

The threat warnings and desperate pleas for additional security that were ignored, were not really ignored. The stand down orders were not really stand down orders, they were a denial of approval to transport, a difference absent a distinction. The fact however remains that two different organizational stovepipes delivered the same message at about the same time, stand down!

Back to the e-mail and your lying eyes. Rhodes insists that Prep for Susan Rice address that “the United States is doing everything we can to protect our people”. Abject falsehood, existing security for Benghazi was cancelled despite Ambassador Stephen’s desperate requests for additional security. The video is to blame; false. A demonstration; false. Ben Rhodes goes on, “we will be resolute in bringing people who harm Americans to justice”; so far no one has paid a price for Benghazi, except Greg Hicks and the maker of the video. He goes on “reinforce the President and the Administration’s strength and steadiness in dealing with difficult challenges”; really? We don’t know where the President was or what he was doing that night.

Rhodes’ memorandum goes on to remind everyone that the administration is focused on overseas safety and security, security that was absent by way of denial. But worry not “we’re reaching out to other governments about protecting U.S. installations”, then it’s back to the video and finally for the big finish we’re going to “encourage’ other countries to speak out against violence.”

On September 11th, 2012 at 6:40PM Eric Pelofski sent Susan Rice an e-mail expressing his worry that Ambassador Stephens was dead or kidnapped. At 8:51 there is hope Stephens is alive, at 11:53 PM he reports that he’s been contacted by Libyan officials extending their condolences over the dead.

Back to Ben Rhodes’ e-mail, it is purely political; there is simply no way around that. What is interesting is that within the inner circle Rhodes is speaking to he feels the need to reinforce how strong and resolute the President has been. How concerned the President is about the safety and security of embassy installations. Can’t help wondering if there is a small string at the back of Rhodes’ neck, pull it and you get the day’s talking points.

Also interesting for your lying eyes and ears is that although current double speak attempts to cloud the issue in the uncertainty of information available in the moment no such uncertainty existed for Secretary Clinton who’s official statement on September 11th referenced the video. Susan Rice was also copied on an e-mail with information from a CNN reporter identifying that Ansar al-Sharia, a known al Qaeda affiliate, was involved in the violence at the Consulate. That e-mail is also dated September 11th 2012. Nope, it’s the video.

On September 12th a ‘guidance memorandum’ was issued in that memo the answer to who is Ansar al-Sharia was that it was too early to make a judgment even though they had in hand reporting from the day before. The administration also had the opinion and analysis of the Libyan President that Benghazi was a terror attack.

All of that and more before Susan Rice did the Sunday shows.

The choice is simple, ignore the facts, abandon reliance on simple common sense, don’t listen to people who were involved in real time and most importantly ignore your lying eyes!

  • https://twitter.com/C0nservativeGal C0nservativeGal

    I’ve had a few libs laugh at me when I mention Benghazi and how their failure in chief was no where to found. I get the same typical respond that “you watch to much Fox News”. How can you dispute the horrific photos of our ambassadors dead body being dragged through the streets? Libs really will go to all lengths protect the worse president in American history.

    The date in which this terrorist attack occurred is completely ignored. Then again I’m not sure anyone remembers 9/11 and the significants of that date do to the media/liberals brainwashing and covering up the greatest terrorist attack on US soil in modern history.

    Great anaylsis, I really enjoyed the article!

  • http://www.youdecidepolitics.com landreaux

    Dear Gal,

    If your watching too much Fox news your not alone. Just looked at the rating numbers, you have millions joining you.

    I have long feared that it will take another significant attack to retrieve our attention. 9/11 2012 sure did not turn the trick.

  • Bob

    In the movie “Best Little Whorehouse In Texas” Charles Durning portrays the Governor of Texas and the media attempts to nail him down on his views of a House of ill repute operating in his state. Not wanting to offend his constituents who have looked the other way for over 100 years or have himself look immoral on television he never gives an answer that can be used against him. Instead he sings a song entitled “Oh I love to do the two step”.

    Well this is simply what Speaker Boehner is doing here….A TWO STEP! He is receiving a good amount of heat on his attempt to pass an immigration bill and his mocking Conservatives so he is attempting to deflect some of this heat.We’ll see how much effort is put into this and it’s results.

    • Bob

      My apologies; this post was meant to go under the thread entitled : “Boehner To Launch Select Committee Investigating Benghazi Attack.” dated 7th of May 2014 on the “2016 Election Central” portion of this site not under this thread.

      Second referring to Sen.Cruz or Paul as “TINO” doesn’t mean squat to me because I never said I backed either of them. I don’t defend their views any more than I defend President Geo. W. Bush since I never voted for him. So call them what ever you wish!

      Third…….Where I grew up the term “jumping someones bones” meant having sex with them. I assure you “I never slept with Bill Hedges.”…… LMAO

      • Bill Hedges

        bob writes:

        1. “Second referring to Sen.Cruz or Paul as “TINO” doesn’t mean squat to me because I never said I backed either of them.”

        Did I say YOU DID ???

        You HAVE CONDEMN Rubio FOR similar things Rand Paul does. And Cruz. Concerning immigration.

        Maybe Raul & Cruz is TOO BIG to cast from TEA ???

        YOU sure tried to explain that TINO was inaccurate.

        You did try to deny TEA-SHIP:

        Bill Hedges Dangerous Ground And The Accident Of Birth 2014/04/19 at 12:16 pm

        Here I thought I meet Nate at the TEA PARTY CONVENTION to nominate our Presidential candidate. THANKS bob for clearing up that mistaken belief.

        bob wrote:

        “You see the Tea Party is a “GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT’ not a political party.Therefore the four mentioned 2016 candidates while agreeing with the Tea Party agenda are NOT TEA PARTY BUT REPUBLICAN ELECTED OFFICIALS. The Tea Party has no convention,no primaries nor platform to nominate a candidate on.”

        According to bob__ One of the 4, Ted Cruz, IS ” NOT TEA PARTY BUT REPUBLICAN ELECTED OFFICIALS.”

        NOT EXACTLY bob. A thimble of truth with Iris malarkey icing covering the faulty logic.

        Nate wrote “Take Ted Cruz for example, a huge Tea Party victory.”

        bob & Nate call congress members, among other things; “establishment”, “RINO”, or Tea.

        Nate calls Cruz “Tea Party”.

        Perhaps you recall what Nate has said. I DO. FOUND his quote for you:

        Nate Political Physics 2014/03/19 at 9:37 am

        “I also think that a good enough amount of conservatives are ready to take back the Senate and accept that we won’t get a Ted Cruz or Rand Paul in every Senate seat. It’s not possible given how scarce these types of leaders are”

        “I think that Ted Cruz et al. can get more done with more R’s behind them than the freak show running the Senate right now. I’m ill over the thought of Senate Majority Leader McConnell but less ill than I am over Harry Reid, the senile old crank from a cave in Nevada”

        “The bottom line… it’s time. The Tea Party has become more effective as it learns to pick battles more precisely. Take Ted Cruz for example, a huge Tea Party victory. In other states, not so much. It takes a combination of candidate + charisma to defeat the establishment and win the general”
        __

        Now both Rand & Ted bring up illegals REFORM…

        2. “Third…….Where I grew up the term “jumping someones bones” meant having sex with them. I assure you “I never slept with Bill Hedges.”…… LMAO”

        ARN’T YOU aware many words have different meanings.

        Thank goodness I grew up in a area where “you didn’t”. RENT a dictionary and look up the term. Many meanings.

        When I used “Say it isn’t so JOE”, you called ME WRONG. I PROVED term WAS USED more THAN ONCE. I am again “JUMPING YOUR BONES” over this:

        “While Alan Lomax recorded a British folksong which mentioned jumping on someone’s bones, it was used in that case to indicated someone “stomping” on another.”

        “The modern sex usage is first recorded in print in 1965, thusly in Esquire:”

        http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=155860

  • Bill Hedges

    Rand Paul SAYS __ go TINO. RINO:

    “Is Rand Paul the GOP’s Best Chance at Winning the White House in 2016?”

    Apr 28, 2014

    “Evolve, adapt, or die. That is the message U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has for his own party”

    Paul said:

    “That means with tattoos and without tattoos, with earrings and without earrings, black white, brown. You know, you go to a Republican event and it’s all white people. Not because we are excluding anybody, but we haven’t done a good enough job encouraging people to come into our party.”

    “… One of the biggest groups the Republican Party is having the most difficulty connecting with is the one age group Rand Paul is trying to appeal to most: Millennials.”

    “This means Millennials are more likely to support gay marriage, anti-discrimination laws against people based on race, gender, sexual orientation, cultural background, etc, and support comprehensive immigration reform that creates a path to citizenship for unlawful immigrants currently living in the United States.”

    http://ivn.us/2014/04/28/rand-paul-gops-best-chance-winning-white-house-2016/

  • Bill Hedges

    Not sure WHY bob carries on this conversation from another article to this one, BUT HE DID.

    bob JUMPED MY BONES for colorful words in my comment, bob feels SUCH RESTRICTIONS doesn’t apply TO HIM. From past experiences, bob won’t apologized. I really thought he SHOULD HAVE when he was misquoting ME.

    ACCORDING to bob, Speaker buying condo in rich area of Sarasota, FL THAT HE now RENTS; is possible signal he’s RETIRING. MAYBE. Maybe NOT. I COULD list many possible REASONS WHY, but WHY. ONE reason opportunity arose to buy at good price. Many condos are rented out and good investment before prices escalate. Recession HOPEFULLY won’t last FOREVER (Never has BEFORE).

    bob writes:

    “Well this is simply what Speaker Boehner is doing here….A TWO STEP! He is receiving a good amount of heat on his attempt to pass an immigration bill and his mocking Conservatives so he is attempting to deflect some of this heat.We’ll see how much effort is put into this and it’s results.”

    “Mocking Conservatives” ??? bob SO LIKES to substitute tea-”wacho birds” with Conservative. Same bob who is SO astute at using MANY variations FOR Republicans, such as “Rockefeller Republicans”, “establishment”, and “RINO”. bob doesn’t like mine__ TINO.

    While in search of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” (WH,), Rand Paul leaves the falling off cliff tea traveled path pursuing Millennials VOTE.

    Senator Marco Rubio WAS blackballed from bob’s tea, but NOT Rand Paul. NO TALK of boycotting Rand Paul, as bob supports doing WHEN HIS COURSE bites the dust. __ THREE CHEERS for buma’s second term. bob must be PROUD __. I CALL IT self-centered, _ e·go·tis·ti·cal _, short sighed, un-American activity. To American detriment. This isn’t a kindergarten, sandbox, childish behavior appropriate action on election day. Especially for SO-CALLED “highly informed” voters.

    bob spreads his provocative notion on both of Nate’s sites. That “boycott” & “THIRD PARTY” are choices. ((( Viable ))) on a national stage LIKE WHEN in modern TIMES ??? Of course MANY DON’T VOTE. THOSE ___ PATRIOTS __ LEAVE your complaints AT HOME. Ron Paul FELT NO NEED to run on third party his three attempts for WH. Tea isn’t growing in Gallup poll popularity. To the contrary.

    Rand Paul LOOKS elsewhere, flaunting his TINO STRIPES, for his ticket to JOB as
    nu·me·ro u·no…

    About bob’s “heat on his attempt to pass an immigration bill and his mocking Conservatives” ON Speaker:

    “Immigration Reform News and Impact on US Homeland Security April 30, 2014″

    “In their letter, the Senators also accuse the President of violating the Constitution by implementing backdoor amnesty programs under the guise of “prosecutorial discretion” rather than through legislation. “It is not the province of the Executive to nullify the laws that the people of the United States, through their elected representatives, have chosen to enact,” the letter reads. (Letter to Obama, Apr. 24, 2014) “These policies have operated as an effective repeal of duly enacted federal immigration law and exceed the bounds of the Executive Branch’s prosecutorial discretion.” (Id.) “Your actions demonstrate an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law, and the rights of American citizens and residents,” the letter concludes. (Id.)”

    http://www.rightsidenews.com/2014043034216/us/homeland-security/immigration-reform-news-and-impact-on-us-homeland-security-april-30-2014.html

    Even WITHOUT buma giving illegals FREE PASS in staying, THERE IS a revolving door of entering USA, kicked out, then returning repetition. WE HAVE no effective WALL OF CHINA. DON’T have a satellite with transporting system to remove MILLIONS of the illegals off OUR PROPERTY. If NOT all then WHO ?

    Amnesty REALLY isn’t THE PROBLEM. ILLEGAL’S children BORN HERE are Americans. Though STICKING POINT SEEMS TO BE amnesty. Not NECCESSARILY the REFORM. For example:

    “House Republicans: Ted Cruz killed our amnesty”

    February 13, 2014

    “Would any tea-party Republicans in the House have embraced the leadership’s immigration plan if Cruz had kept quiet? It’s not pressure from big-name conservatives that keeps them in line, it’s the fact that they come from overwhelmingly red districts and know what backing amnesty would mean for their primary chances. The more interesting thought experiment is what would have happened if Cruz had shocked the world and declared that Boehner’s plan sounded promising. That might have shaken loose some conservative votes for amnesty; there’s no sturdier political cover on the right at the moment than being able to say that Ted Cruz supports your position. I wonder if he’s ever tempted to do it, if only to bigfoot rivals like Rubio and Rand Paul by showing them he can bring righties around on an immigration deal to an extent that they can’t. Or maybe he doubts that he even has that much cachet. If Rubio’s tea-party cred could be incinerated in one stroke by trying to lead on this issue, why on earth would Cruz touch it?”

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/13/house-republicans-ted-cruz-killed-our-amnesty/

    bob is willing to throw Rubio upon the flames of a Texas A & M mammoth log size bonfire over immigration reform. SO big a bonfire, professor must approve construction because of a mishap. No signal of tossing Rand Paul with his immigration reform & pursuit of Millennials VOTE.

    Will Rand Paul lose the shirt tails of his Father with his daring approach win ??? Will Ted Cruz divide, taking chunk of votes from Rand. Nullifying BOTH in PRIMARY ???

    SINCE Jimmy Carter health reform has been Democrat GOAL. SINCE Ronald Reagan stopping the destruction of America with OPEN southern boarders was OURS. Nate wrote a article on devastation including our social support system BY ILLEGALS.

    Each year a child of a illegal, born in America, becomes a legal voter. Each year MORE illegals enter. COME ON:

    “Network” (1976)

    “I’m mad as Hell and I’m not going to take this anymore.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGIY5Vyj4YM

  • Bill Hedges

    bob wrote:

    “Second referring to Sen.Cruz or Paul as “TINO” doesn’t mean squat to me because I never said I backed either of them. I don’t defend their views any more than I defend President Geo. W. Bush since I never voted for him. So call them what ever you wish!”

    You HAVE “DEFENDED” GW. Call me WRONG, I’ll spend the time locating YOUR quotes as I done consistently to your utter detriment.

    bob PAYS games. True, I guess, “I never said I backed either of them.” BUT WHEN Rubio DID as Rand & Paul did concerning immigration reform, you “JUMPED HIS BONES”, NOT SO for best chance at TINO for 2016 WH. CALL THAT lethal DOUBLE STANDARD to your credibility.

    NOT voting has repercussions OTHER THAN THE CANDIDATE WHICH doesn’t pass your SMELL TEST. CONTINUATION of bumcare, no resolve to halt debt rising, reduce government, spending, etc.. Each side of Congress neutralizes THE OTHER. Accomplishing little.

    Picking Supreme Court vacancies. Caused Roe vs Wade. Soon THIS may change AS WELL:

    “Supreme Court: Opening prayers at council meetings constitutional”

    May 05, 2014
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/05/supreme-court-rules-in-favor-prayer-at-council-meetings/

    WHEN passing on voting, consider ALL who PAID the PRICE for YOUR RIGHT to vote:

    “The Unknown Soldiers”

    “Claim: During Hurricane Isabel, sentries guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns remained at their posts.”

    “TRUE”

    “Tomb Guard Sentinels, the elite soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry regiment chosen to act as guards at the Tomb, opted to sustain their constant vigil at the Tomb of the Unknowns rather than flee the oncoming bad weather. To them it was a matter of honoring their personal and professional obligations to the men and women who served before them and who serve now – and obviously do not have the luxury of serving their country only when skies are blue and the sun shines down upon them.”

    “A contingency plan had been established that if winds reached 120 mph the guards could retreat from their usual exposed-to-the-elements posts in the tomb plaza to take up positions in trophy room, Salute which is above the tomb plaza and has a clear view of the sepulcher. (The Tomb of the Unknowns is a small box-like white building situated in an open area close to the middle of the cemetery.) This plan was not put into effect.”
    http://www.snopes.com/military/hurricane.asp#bb8zJ8UikJkqjJKm.99

    Keyword__ “obligations”…

    LEAST I CAN DO is help get best person I can to be running & win in primary. Then VOTE for best candidate to take seat…

  • Bill Hedges

    Correction:

    bob PLAYS games.

    Additionally. Paraphrasing:

    “To them it was a matter of honoring their personal and professional obligations to the men and women who served before them and who serve now – and obviously do not have the luxury_

    “of serving (replace with_ voting, even at times NOT satisfied with the choices, understanding majority made the picks. Our Constitution rules) their country only when skies are blue and the sun shines down upon them.”