A Shameless Bid To Hold The Reins Of Power

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The elected class and their media enablers are shameless in their desire to hold onto their reins of power.

During Wednesday’s hearings before a Congressional committee on the Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attack, whistle-blowers Gregory Hicks, Mark Thompson and Eric Nordstrom described the events that took place in Benghazi on Sept. 11. It’s a far different tale from the “story” the Administration of President Barack Obama and its propaganda arm, the corporate mainstream media, told in the days following the attack.

It’s clear the Obama Administration and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were either incompetent in their handling of the events of that day or they made a conscious effort to let Ambassador Chris Stevens and the three other State Department employees die. It’s equally clear their initial story was a bald-faced lie, and they knew it was a lie as they told it.

It was election time, you see; and there was a narrative of Obama as a slayer of terrorists everywhere and defeater of al-Qaida that had to be maintained. And now, as the hearings showed, Democrats are more interested in covering for Obama and Clinton than they are in getting to the bottom of some of the important issues like:

  • Who were the attackers and their sponsors?
  • Was there warning of the impending attacks?
  • Was there adequate security?
  • Could the attacks have been prevented?
  • Could the State Department employees have been saved by a military intervention?
  • Was a response team ordered to stand down?
  • Why did it take so long for the investigative team to arrive?
  • Have the whistleblowers been threatened and/or punished?

One would like to think the voting public is closely following the Benghazi story through alternative media and sees through the veil the MSM has thrown over the whole affair as it works to cover for its two darlings: Obama and Clinton. But that’s probably too much to ask of the low-information voter occupied with celebrity worship, processed foods and [non]reality TV.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/shirley.hall.71868 Shirley Hall

    This article is full of baloney!

    • soulandspirit

      If you can’t see the truth of what’s going on, you’re the one over indulging in a smorgasbord of bologna and wed to Oscar Mayer. Such a marriage…and DIET… isn’t helping you AT ALL.

    • oldguy

      Ms. Hall, I went back and reread this article twice after looking at your response. I could find nothing in it that wasn’t factual. If you’d like to elaborate on the subject please do. Just making blatant untrue charges about the article without offering even a smidgen of proof or counter claim does nothing but show your unwillingness to see the truth. You must be one of those “my mind is made up don’t confuse me with the facts” people. Unless you have something substantial to offer please stay off the website.

    • Justsomeguy151

      Why couldn’t you provide a SINGLE example of “baloney”? Why are you so stupid? How did you become brainwashed? Why do you support criminals and murderers SIMPLY because they’re from you’re preferred criminal cartel? When did you decide you supported Democrats and not America? Can you explain why it was OK to let these Americans die and to stand by and watch when they easily could have received help? Why is the Democratic Party more important than America or American lives? Would you be willing to tell the families of the murdered that their deaths were acceptable? I am NOT a Republican. I’m an AMERICAN. The two party system is an abysmal failure. It has people like you supporting murder just because admitting that your party made a immoral intentionally bad decision could hurt your preferred criminal cartel’s standing in the political arena. Regrettably, your stupidity and hypocrisy are not rare. From either side of the aisle.

      • Deerinwater

        “The two party system is an abysmal failure” Only if the majority of Americans refuse to except the outcome of fair and public elections.

        What we are seeing today, is the party that is “out of power” attempting to sway the court of popular opinion by not only stonewalling legislation with insincere motives and record setting bureaucratic filibuster but employing media moguls in TV and radio and sites like PLD offering slanted commentary in an effort to offer sway to public opinion.

        This effort to cloak themselves draped in an American Flag and holding high the Christian cross as they go about making certain the Executive branch of government will fail on all fronts. ~ To stall government in it’s tracks preventing it from working ~ has indeed met with some success. They have won you over.

        So you tell me of one one time when the GOP has not attempted to daemonize a sitting DNC President.

        If you want a KING ~ just say that you grow tired of all the political BS and say , “I WANT A KING TO RULE OVER ME” or go commit a major crime and subject your body to an institution for daily long term care.

        • http://www.facebook.com/CapitalistAtBirth Greg Murphy

          Post ignored due to lack of factual or intellectual content.

          • Deerinwater

            That’s only because you hide from “facts” that fail to conform with your twisted notion of reality. You probably believe that it’s with-in the realm of possiblity to walk on water.

          • independent thinker

            I see no “facts” only opinions.

          • Justsomeguy151

            Thats right, when you have ZERO FACTS to back up yr diatribe, insult and distract w/ gems like “You probably believe that it’s with-in the realm of possiblity to walk on water.” as if thats what needed to be done to ensure the truth was told the FIRST time. Just give up, yr not interested in truth or facts, just protecting a Kenyan fraud who’s SWORN to bankrupt, divide and destroy this nation.

          • mnkysnkle

            It is possible, people do it all the time. There’s even a lizard that can do it.

        • Justsomeguy151

          Darwan, you seem like an intelligent man so wake up and stop changing the subject. YOUR boy Obumma and the who-re Hillary LIED and COVERED UP what happened in Benghazi. Why if there was no wrong doing? They blamed some cheesy video that NO ONE had seen. You seem to not have a problem w/ that, SIMPLY because you’re a Democrat. Its sad that you don’t see how wrong and hypocritical that is. And yr murdering criminal of a liar Fraud-in-Chief is PROTECTED by the LameStreamMedia like NO OTHER president in history so just stop w/ the “my president is just being persecuted” BS complex. Would you be willing to tell the families of these dead Americans that their deaths are no big deal? I don’t buy the fake game of “Left vs Right”. Its obviously your mantra, believing in the distracting game of “Tastes great” vs “Less filling”. BOTH parties have betrayed We the People and soon as Obumma zombies like yourself wake up to that fact, the sooner our nation can move past the Banksters and politicians, ie, thieves and murderers.

    • http://personalliberty.com/ Bob Livingston

      Dear Shirley Hall,

      Please point out one instance of the “baloney.”

      Best wishes,
      Bob

      • Deerinwater

        The baloney can be found in the importance being placed on who elected to “label” the Benghazi incident first and claim is as Factual News before any formal investigation was actually conducted.

        I quote;
        “The No. 2 diplomat in Libya during the Benghazi attack testified Wednesday that he and many others knew the Sept. 11 assault was terrorism from the moment it happened, and he was shocked when the Obama administration said otherwise.

        “I was stunned,” said Gregory Hicks, former deputy chief of mission in Libya. “My jaw dropped and I was embarrassed.”

        Hicks was referring to statements by his own State Department and the White House, which insisted for days afterward that the attack emerged from a spontaneous mob angry over an anti-Islam video.

        Hicks was the first person who was in Libya during the attack to testify publicly before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is investigating the Obama’s administration’s handling of security in Libya and response to the attack.

        http://www.digtriad.com/news/article/283934/175/Whistle-Blowers-Testify-On-Benghazi-Attack

        A criminal act is preformed by criminals. ~ what garden variety of criminal they were could well be political sensitive. Bad information is more harmful then “No” information.

        The~~ Number one rule in holding down a job with a paycheck ~ is don’t get ahead of management if you plan on having a long career. There is a chain of command for such information to travel, a secured conduit in which information passes.

        We can second guess who, what, when and how until the cows come in. While an investigation will reveal these things in due time.

        Did Reagan ever identify, locate and bring to justice the Beirut Bombers? Did W ever track Osama down to where he was dug in

        • http://personalliberty.com/ Bob Livingston

          Dear Darwan D Winkler,

          You write: “The baloney can be found in the importance being placed on who elected to “label” the Benghazi incident first and claim is as Factual News before any formal investigation was actually conducted.” You have not addressed any so-called baloney in the article. And it was the CIA, not me, that labeled it a terrorist attack and it was the State Department that edited it out so the Administration would not look bad. And who was running State? Clinton. And who was her boss? http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/exclusive-benghazi-talking-points-underwent-12-revisions-scrubbed-of-terror-references/

          Best wishes,
          Bob

          • Deerinwater

            The very lack of importance is of this article is the baloney Sir.

            Just how much information the general public and the world needs to know in “real Time” as a investigation is underway seems to be the point of contention between you and I Mr. Livingston.

            Respectfully I submit to you that Criminals listen to this very same “news” information while their vested interest is much more then just curiosity as them attempt to cover their tracks and evade capture or destroy or hide incrimination evidence.

            There seems to be zero consideration to the back drop of this “setting” as ~information “was” pouring in from all over the globe. There is zero consideration offered to context and matters that were presently on the Front Burner and being monitored that had absolutely nothing to with Benghazi, but who knew for certain at that time?

            The International picture was huge, ~ while after the fact, ~ both you and I are left to focus only on Benghazi and events that pertained to Benghazi.

            I suggest to you, that 44 was making an effort to be prudent with any News Release while assessing the potential ramification that might hinder the crime scene investigation.

            If Obama is guilty of anything it’s a slow and measured response ~ and it’s pure unadulterated baloney that you are attempting to lead simple mind to believe there is anything more to it ~ then was it is,

            If you want to make these kind of difficult decisions ~ why don’t you run for President? ~

            If you want a Hip Shot for our president, ~ send me a Rapid Responding True Conservative that I can support and vote for. I’ll be the first in line.

            How many hours was information withheld for lack of certainty? ~ How important was this brief delay?

            That’s the Baloney Mr. Livingston Sir.

          • http://personalliberty.com/ Bob Livingston

            Dear Darwan D.. Winkler,

            If you cannot see at this time with all the evidence presented that the WH is and has been since day one engaged in a coverup, there is no hope for you. You are either blind or intellectually dishonest.

            Best wishes,
            Bob

          • Charlie

            Bob,,,
            You are a little harsh on Darwan,,, his main problem is , he was in “Nam” and never talked with the “Rangers” enough to figure out how to straw broom out Road Grader tracks… Plus he may be suffering brain burn out from nam narcs…………………………………………..

        • Jana

          And thank you so very much Shirley.

      • Liberty Lover

        Shirley Hall has a doctorate in education, as she will be happy to tell you at the drop of a comment. That might not speak eloquently about American education, but it does speak volumes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/CapitalistAtBirth Greg Murphy

      Post ignored for lack of factual or intellectual content.

    • Patriotic Viet Vet

      You look like you should know about baloney if anyone.

    • Jana

      For someone who CLAIMS to have been a professor, you have a very limited vocabulary.

  • Patrick Henry

    It is now becoming evident by US Intel sources in Egypt that when Obama came to visit Morsi, the Muslim (Sharia) Brotherhood leader; a conversation of the blind Sheik’s release was planned. Obama apparently hatched a plan that if the terrorists of Islam could capture our Libyan ambassador as a hostage, he could be traded for the blind Sheik.

    But like most plans of this man and his Islamic fanatic friends simply failed. US ambassador Stephens accidentally succumbed to smoke. It is now reported that Stephens died in a terrorist hospital and not from gunfire as he was supposed to survive and be a hostage. Obama is now in a corner with everyone trying to understand what Obama and Hilary’s motives for ‘standing down’ . This is the avenue that Congress needs to explore.

    • Justsomeguy151

      Could you cite sources?

      • Patrick Henry

        The US Intelligence agents in Egypt would be compromised and face death by the Islamic brotherhood. Congress could call these people by taking them out of harm’s way in order to testify.

        Until these folks testify, there is little chance that anyone would step forward and risk their lives in the United States of the Supreme Leader in the people’s White House. How safe is anyone when Hilliary’s good friend and extreme left wing Ambassador Stephens was left out to die at the hands of his own pal.

        Did anyone see Hillary shed a tear for her very good friend and socialist Democrat? No…. She simply shouted, “What does it matter now!”

    • Robbie

      Are you nuts?

    • Got my licence

      The hostage swap is as good as any other. Hell maybe these men were to be sacraficed in a weird tit for tat for the killing of Bin Laudin.
      Bottom line, we were warned and knew about the danger but did nothing.
      Our leaders made no attempt to rescue and twice stopped those who could.
      Oboma hide, Hiliary cried, Rice lied and 4 good Americans died.

    • http://www.facebook.com/CapitalistAtBirth Greg Murphy

      Interesting theory. Plausible and possible.

  • Dale DuBois

    Was there a Gun running operation at Benghazi and the attackers just raided it?
    Maybe this is what Obama is covering up.

    • independent thinker

      There are certainly rumors of it. Supposedly the gun-running was to the Syrian rebels.

  • Carlucci

    “Shirley Hall” is obviously the poster child for the “low-information voter” that Bob is talking about in his excellent article.

  • Bill

    Where is Reagan when we need him.
    This reminds me of the Carter administration when the Iranian revolution took our people hostage. Jimmy Carter was afraid to offend anyone and asked meekly “Please give us our hostages back” Meanwhile, Ross Perot hired a group of mercenaries and rescued his workers in Iran. And the same week that Reagan was elected, the hostages were returned.
    We need leaders to deal with these thugs, not weak kneed liberals that are afraid to offend someone

    • mnkysnkle

      You can thank Ray-guns for the “hostage culture” that now dominates the terrorist agenda world wide. Carter in no way begged for the hostages. The assault on the US Iranian embassy and subsequent kidnapping was an attempt by the Komeni regime to extort food, supplies, and equipment (including arms and parts for their tanks and planes) in an effort to by-pass the embargo that was imposed on them by the UN and US for ousting the Shah. Carter told them “IN NO-WAY.” “The United States will not be blackmailed by paying for the release of the hostages.” He also told them in no uncertain terms that if the hostages were harmed that he would take appropriate action. Reagan went behind the president’s back and sent his entourage along with his protégé G.H.W.BUSH (then director of the CIA) to meet with a representative of Komeni’s to negotiate a hostage swap. Reagan violated several provisions of the constitution in doing this. One provision in particular described Reagan’s action as “traitorous actions against the president”, plus he violated the UN embargo. This was only the tip of the iceberg. This along with many other “shady deals” came out during the investigation of the Iran/Contra scandal in 1986 but many Americans knew it already, during the elections of “80”. The office of the presidency has never recovered from these traitorous actions (see BHO). Wikipedia tried to make R.R. a hero out of this but got caught. R.R was a “B” rated actor, and a “D” rated president. It goes to show you what a good “PR” staff can do.

      • Pplepeu9

        Reagan enjoyed an approval rating in the high 50’s to 60’s during most of his presidency, including a high of 68 on the day he left office-the highest of any president in recorded history.

        • mnkysnkle

          I didn’t say he wasn’t well liked. If you doubt my story all you need to do is search the congressional records on Iran/Contra. Pay particular attention to the last sentence in my previous post. Reagan was the first president to be given the nick name “The Teflon Don” for a reason. Personally I think he was under the supervision of G.H.W.B and G.H.W.’s son “Dubbya” was under the supervision of Chaney.
          P.S: Although Kennedy didn’t finish his second term, he had a higher approval rating, as did our first president.

      • Alan

        Nice bit of revisionist history there mnkysnkle….lol! Pure fantasy!!!

        • mnkysnkle

          Well then, prove me wrong. Be careful of your liabilities.

        • mnkysnkle

          Still waiting………………..!

  • securityman

    some people will never learn. obummer, clinton, and the others in their group are not going to tell the truth ,even when the truth would help them more than a lie would. they gave those people up to further their own agenda, which, i believe is the enslavement of America….. otherwise he would be trying to help our econemy and further the cause of the american people. instead, he is cutting back on our people, bringing in more and more illegals, giving 510 million to syria, and trying to take away our rights. if you think otherwise, then please tell me where you think he is leading us?????????????

  • jzandensky

    As far as the O-team is concerned, they aren’t. they never cared on a personal level.

  • Michael Shreve

    It’s clear the Obama Administration and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were either incompetent in their handling of the events of that day or they made a conscious effort to let Ambassador Chris Stevens and the three other State Department employees die. It’s equally clear their initial story was a bald-faced lie, and they knew it was a lie as they told it. KNOWING these people, you have to believe that, with the POSSIBLE exception of Steven’s death, things went JUST as they planned AND the cover story about the movie was already in place.

  • Samuel

    The shameless and brazen lies told by Hillary, Sec Rice and our Muslim President are unforgiveable. Pres Clinton was impeached, but not removred fro office, for having sex in the oval office with a young intern and Pres Nixon resigned over a twobit burglary gone wrong. Failure to provide any security, or help in Libya, resulted in the murder of 4 Americans.

    • http://personalliberty.com/ Bob Livingston

      Dear Samuel,

      You write: “Pres Clinton was impeached, but not removred fro office, for having sex in the oval office with a young intern…” No. He was impeached for lying to a grand jury.

      Best wishes,
      Bob

      • Sarah417

        Well, that’s even worse. He should have been removed from office.
        I am so tired of hearing…It’s up to you America. Just what can we do? We hope our vote means something, but it doesn’t. We vote people in that we think will follow the rules of the Constitution, but they don’t. They lie. Jeff Flake comes to mind. they become corrupt like the rest.

        • http://personalliberty.com/ Bob Livingston

          Dear Pam Peck,

          You write: “We vote people in that we think will follow the rules of the Constitution, but they don’t. They lie. Jeff Flake comes to mind. they become corrupt like the rest.” I address this in my Monday column.

          Best wishes,
          Bob

        • Deerinwater

          you never lied about having sex pam ? Have you ever been asked?

          • Justsomeguy151

            I’d bet she never lied about it under OATH, SWORN to tell the TRUTH, while president of the US. Darwan, WHY do you shield a POS sworn to YOUR destruction???? The brainwashing is strong w/ this one.

          • Bob666

            Yo Guy,
            I get the fact that you don’t like Obama or Clinton (mr. or ms), but you need to check the anger at the door.

          • Justsomeguy151

            Yo Bob, I don’t care that you’re so morally bankrupt that you’ll excuse ANYTHING Democrats do simply because they work for your preferred criminal cartel. Truth is anyone who’s NOT angry needs to be checked for a pulse and have their loyalty to their nation questioned. I’m a former lifelong Democrat who woke up to this fraud of a two party system . I guess I have Obumma to thank for that. It has NOTHING to do with “liking them”.

          • Bob666

            Well 151,

            we will let the morally bankrupt comment slide to an obvious lack of emotional security on your part. But I really suggest that you check the anger at the door.

          • Justsomeguy151

            I suggest you find some semblance of intelligence and stop blindly supporting criminals SIMPLY because they’re democrats.

          • Bob666

            Well 151 (is that the proof of your breakfast drink)
            As Ronald Regan use to say-“There you go again”.
            not a democrat and I support the individual regardless of party.
            Perhaps you need to grow up and find a pair-you act like a small child without respect.

          • Justsomeguy151

            Then quit acting like an ignorant dick and contribute something instead of acting like a hypocritical jackass?

          • Bob666

            Yo -151
            “ignorant dick & hypocritical jackass”
            You don’t need any competition in that area.

          • Justsomeguy151

            All this stalking and you STILL have yet to contribute anything. You need to find a girlfriend or a hobby, you ignorant dickhead and jackass.

          • Bob666

            Yo -151,
            All this stalking???

            “You need to find a girlfriend or a hobby, you ignorant dickhead and jackass”

            Looking at your post -151, I don’t believe that you have any credibility calling anyone ignorant, dickhead or jackass. You’re the one that needs an outlet -one that is healthy and less self destructive.

          • Don 2

            Yo Bob,
            If you think that’s anger, you don’t know anger.

          • Bob666

            No, I know anger and it has taken 70 years to figure out how not to be an A$$hole and why you are more effective in selling your point to someone when you check the anger at the door.

          • jjet

            Bob,70?, And you had no problem with Clintons antics as The Presidant of our Country? The Presidant of the United States of America, Lied under oath to the United States Supreme Court,in front of the world, let alone the citizens who are supposed to be represented with honor by HIM. NO problem with that??? Since I,m in your age group, I find that disturbing. The younger generations, has been systematicly programed away from pride, patriotism, etc. Have gotten farther away from WW2, and that love for their country. Of cource there were the spiters on the Nam boys coming home in my time in school. It broke my heart then, and it breaks my heart now.
            And as far as Pam or anyone else for that matter, thats their business. The presidant of this very exceptional and remarkable concept, The US, the land of the free,should be able to keep it in his pants while he’s in that place of honor we the people put him in. Other than that, have a nice life.

          • Alan

            Why should Pam have to lie about having sex Darwan? And what does it matter if she’s ever been asked? A tad over-inquisitive are we?

      • ONTIME

        Absolutely correct…..

      • Deerinwater

        Right! He was charged with lying about having “sex” ~ like it’s okay to for a person to tell of every sexual encounter they ever had.

        Whether Clinton was defending her honor or his honor who’s to say ~ My guess both. ~ Clinton made the mistake of accepting the question. Between consenting adults, a gentlemen does not speak of such things. Monica was young ~ but still a consenting adult and on the hunt for conquest.

        • Pplepeu9

          You are disgusting! You will excuse anything, won’t you, as long as it’s the behavior of a liberal, lying Democrat. Your bias-cut underwear is showing!

  • Sarah417

    They are lying corrupt soulless individuals. They should be put in Gitmo for treason. They will continue to lie until all this is behind them. They thought it already was. The low information minorities will feel sorry for them. Those big bad Republicans picking on Obama and Hillary. You can bet, Hillary will be the next NWO Globalists president.

  • ONTIME

    In watching the revelations of the Benghazi evidence and seeing the Fakers administration being strafed and bombed by all who testify, I keep looking at the deemers who speak carefully with hesitation and deliberately phrase their question, there is a smell of fear, the wagons are circled but the carpet bags are packed and the MSM fire wall has began to break down…..the torpedoes being launched are lethal and they are finding the target, The Faker and his mob are on damage control and his first mate Hellary has been wounded more than once, God don’t sav’em just let the damn rats go down in flames with the rest of the motely crew…

  • Charlie

    Bengahzi ties in with the “Murder” of Moemar Gaddafi and Black gold, crude oil, and yellow Gold, real money… Moe was trained by a few of the American Oil Companies that brought into production some of the Libyan oil fields… Moe was a Hero in his country because of what he did for the people and the Country… The American Bankers, International Bankers and other corrupt people have been after Moe for at least 10 years to get him to trade paper credit note for Black Gold… But Moe said no to paper and insisted on yellow metal and silver metal, and sometimes a few Drilling Rigs and Refineries…
    The above is about 98% of why the cover up of Bengahzi is taking place But not only Moe was “Murdered” some of his Sons were murdered also… So? how long do you think this Libya conflict is going to go on ???………………..

    • Bill

      You are right on, Charlie
      With our governments backing and blessing, the UN raided Libya, killed Khadafi and stole his gold and oil.
      The country is now in shambles and ran by neighborhood war lords