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If Not Now, When?

(From the very week it happened… 091612)

As I sat and watched a Fox News interview with Ambassador to the Untied Nations Dr. Susan Rice, I had a serious Obama 2008 campaign flashback.  A serious flashback.  I have to blame it on the brown acid.

Dr. Susan Rice stated, unequivocally, that the relationship between Israel and the United States “had never been stronger”…  Never.

This is when everything got too colorful and the fern in the corner began to chant… “if not now, when?”  It was the same collective chant of Obama voters from his inauguration.

Pulling myself together, I thought about what the fern was saying.

So… when?

The follow-up question that was not asked by Chris Wallace was “When has it been weaker Dr. Rice?”

When has the relationship been in a situation that the Muslim Brotherhood is orchestrating a multinational consolidation of Islamo-Fascist Radicals with the ultimate goal of creating their own version of a Sharia based European Union known as a Caliphate? When has the collected enemies of Israel been so numerous, and cooperative, that the ability of her to defend herself was seriously in question?  And when has the U.S. leadership been so overt about making a point to anybody listening that she will stand by and watch when the whole region goes south?

I also thought I heard Dr. Rice say when asked about the consulate security not being increased given the number of threats and actual attacks in Benghazi that “the four men protecting the Ambassador was significant security”. Significant… Four men…  The Benghazi consulate had reportedly suffered five attacks in the recent months. A four-man security team, in Dr. Susan Rice’s assessment  is significant.

The interview should have had a laugh track.

Just to add ignorance to idiocy, she reiterated that the Administration was sure that the extremely well executed attack on the Consulate in Benghazi was not premeditated.  Yes… Clearly.

(In fact, if it was not premeditated… we have a lot more to worry about than we thought.  Chew on this, if an unruly and disparate mob of protesters can throw together a coordinated, seemingly perfect, assault capable of forcing out our Ambassador and subsequently killing him and his “significant” four-man security team then think about what the trained militants can do.  It could be a very long fall.)

The truth is…

The Obama Administration had no idea this was coming.  They were pleased with themselves for introducing legalized mob rule… sorry… Democracy to the Middle East.  They had moved on and were gearing up to “solve” the Chicago teachers strike and look “tough on Unions”.  (Unfortunately, for the Obama Campaign, there is no oxygen left in the room for that charade.)

To sum it up, I’ll remind you that this is the same Administration that was going to “solve” all of our problems in the Middle East because they weren’t “cowboys” and were smarter than everybody else… no more burning of American flags, no more stamping on pictures of the President, no more chanting “Death to America”.  Well… surprise.  They hate us regardless of who’s in office.  We told them that decades ago.  (The same crap was spouted prior to Clinton’s election.)

So it seems they had their eye on the re-election ball combined with an extra dose of Fatal Conceit.

I’ll enjoy watching the tracers of these people leaving office.  The fern says “It’s been a long strange trip…”

Why is my beer blue?


Why is Benghazi Different?

What is it about Benghazi that elevates it above all other scandals perpetuated by the current Administration?

Nancy Pelosi is desperately attempting to cast the upcoming Benghazi hearing as “partisan and unfair”.

Yep.

Washington is designed to be partisan… and that’s good.

Nothing is Fair… and that’s reality.

But the question remains, what’s different about the Murder of a Diplomat and 4 security personnel that move’s Benghazi ahead of Up-Arming Mexican Drug Cartels with taxpayer money or using the IRS as a Weapon to destroy those with whom you disagree?

The answer is simple, yet unspoken.

The Administration, in its efforts to make sure President Obama would be re-elected, left a State Department employee and 4 Intelligence Service Employees to Die.

In other words, The Administration and Liberal Party Loyalists have pissed off the entire Foreign Service Community.

The Foreign Service Community is not Party specific. In fact, it is my experience that a majority of those who serve overtly, and covertly, in that community consider themselves “liberal” in the non-classic way.

Thus, Benghazi is significant and ultimately immune from the inane demagoguery of Progressives like Pelosi because the idea the Government, under any Administration, would leave men behind undermines the very foundation of what keeps our brave intelligence community serving our interests.

It’s one thing for an agent to voluntarily take an assignment knowing they could be “on their own”… it’s something vastly different to be abandoned in the field.

Benghazi illustrates the Cavalier attitude Liberals have when it comes to Individual lives versus the “Big Picture” of their Socialist goals.  It is a disease demonstrated by Marxists throughout history.  The Ends Justify the Means.  And the End is Democratic Socialism.

The Re-election of a Progressive President outweighed the lives of our Foreign Intelligence Service.

The lies fabricated to cover up the fact that the Men and Women in Benghazi had been under repeated, and organized, attack prior to the September 11th assault only demonstrated the lengths Democratic Socialists will go to secure and retain power.  Truth and Life will not get in their way.  Ever.

The power to tell others what to do will always attract the worst among us.

That fact is what molded our system of Government as it is outlined in the Constitution of the United States.

That fact is what drives The Democratic Party to Demean, Dismantle and Destroy the Constitution of the United States.

That fact led to the deaths of our personnel in Benghazi.

“We” left them to Die.

“We” knew it from the moment it happened.

“We” watched Leftists Politicians cover it up.

And, Our Clandestine Services are Understandably Angry.

Neither Pelosi, Reid, Hillary or Lame Duck Presidents will be allowed to distract from the fact we stood by and watched men die.  The makers and keepers of secrets, who risk their lives everyday in doing so, will not allow it.  Someone will pay.

That’s why Benghazi is Different.


The Benghazi Murder Cronicles

This is a BIG F-ING DEAL.  Right V.P. Biden?

Below is a chronological list of Benghazi posts from yours truly, oldest to newest:

If Not Now, When?

How Dare You!

You Asked for It!

All For a Better Country…

Have you Forgotten…

When in Trouble, Blame Congress.

“What difference does it make!?”

Panetta on Benghazi


It’s not that You Lie…

…it’s how much time you can put between You and Your Lie, until Nobody Cares Anymore.

Benghazi does not seem to want to go away.

I have made my position on this debacle very clear.  Just tap “Benghazi” into my search window.

But this new development is different.  (Abandon hope if you are seeking answers.  This is about a weak President with a small nod to the 2016 race.)

What interests me now is the dynamic between a past Secretary of State who is a Socialist Presidential Hopeful and a current Socialist White House.  It is not secret that these two simply do not like each other.  They never have.  And with Hillary’s declared interest in the Presidency removing the “choice” President Obama had in regard to whom he will support, it should be interesting as to how the Benghazi issue plays out.

What I mean here is that it typically takes the power of the Executive to put as much time as possible between the “Lie” and the “Discovery of the Lie” in order to dampen public interest regarding the event “Lied” about.  Only TIME will let the public “not care”… in other words the old go-to line of “That’s Ancient History so Who Cares!?” only works with a Liberal application of time.

Remember, all political malfeasance is judged in the court of public opinion.

Hillary does not appear to have even the paltry Executive support she had when she was acting Sec. State.  She also does not have the warm fuzzy relationship which might aid her in acquiring help from that Executive.  It’s important to remember that the idea of Biden stepping aside for Hillary to assume the VP slot was seriously considered, but somewhere it was quashed… and there was a reason, either Hillary refused or the President refused.  This is not how a Village raises it children to behave.

(It is my assessment that this idea was quashed somewhere within the White House as it would only benefit Hillary to assume “pole position” in the 2016 Presidential Race by being VP.  She would not have refused this contrary to supporter assertions… she is not stupid.  May be one day we’ll know for sure and it will only interest idiots like me.  Time…)

So this leaves a couple of fun possibilities.

The Clinton’s are a Machine… they know where the skeletons are and have shown in the past that they are not afraid to let them “accidentally” fall out of the closet.

This latest “discovery” of the talking points regarding Benghazi being altered by someone could be a shot across the bow in terms of Hillary not feeling she is receiving the help she should expect from the current Administration.  (Granted, this Administration is finding stormy seas as far as advancing their own agenda… but this is about Hillary!  At least that’s how Hillary sees it.)

As this moves forward, which it will because the Republicans smell blood and know a few weeks of hearings regardless of outcome burns yet more time the President might have to push his ideas, we should expect to see some “discoveries” of White House involvement.  That is, of course, if the White House doesn’t get its mind right and jump on board the Hillary Express.)

The Clintons are not above throwing those they don’t get along with under the bus if it serves their needs, even if they are Fellow Travelers.

The other possibility is a full-throated defense of Hillary by the White House… which would be the largest overt example of Obama’s weakness we may have yet seen.

Close your eyes and picture a wrestling match between Barack and Hillary in Singlets.  All sweaty… grunting… with Bill sitting nearby watching with a strange, oddly fascinated leer…

You’re Welcome.


Give us $260 Million or we let another Diplomat Die!

In what appears to be a desperate attempt to blame “Congress” (they actually mean the House of Representatives… apparently we need to take the word “Congress” back too.) the Democrats are making the State Department look like the terrorists.

So, what do we do? Do we negotiate with terrorists? Do you think they will actually let another Diplomat die if we don’t give them the $260 Million they are demanding?

According to this logic they did it in September…. because they didn’t get the funding they demanded.

Clearly there is a mountain of problems here that certain political leaders are desperate to cover up. Holding the lives of our foreign service employees hostage to funding appropriations in an effort to blame “Congress” is absurd.  At this point it would not surprise me to find out John Boehner received a ransom note for the $260 Million glued together from letters cut out of Mother Jones magazine… or the New York Times.

As strange as this always sounds to Progressives… if you can’t afford to conduct an operation, then you don’t conduct that operation.

(How about this… IF YOU CANNOT DEFEND THEM, DON’T SEND THEM.)

The Blame stops at the Secretary of State.
After watching this foolishness, I wonder how many of our Diplomats out in the field are still alive.

I demand Proof of Life!

The State Department should send us some fingers… just to be sure.

And… as I sit here and watch this, Hillary keeps laughing…