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A Pig in a Poke

No progress whatsoever has been made on determining culpability or responsibility for the tragedy in Benghazi. Congressman Trey Gowdy has few questions for our gallant fourth estate.

  • Why was Chris Stevens in Benghazi the night he was killed?
  • Why were we (The United States) the last flag flying in Benghazi – after the British had left and the Red Cross had been bombed?
  • Why were requests for additional security denied?  Why were requests made by Ambassador Stevens days and weeks in advance of his being murdered, ignored?
  • Why were no assets deployed during the siege?  The official story-line about not being enough time to make a difference doesn’t hold water.  When it was going on there was not way of knowing how long it was going to continue.  Deciding in advance that there was no time is disingenuous to say the least.
  • Did the President call any of our allies for help?
  • Why was Susan Rice picked to go on 5 Sunday talk shows?  And why did the Secretary of State suddenly develop a (short-term) allergy to media coverage?
  • What is the origin of the “mythology” that the Benghazi violence was spawned as a spontaneous reaction to a video?  How did we get from “no evidence of that to the official position of the administration?”

Gowdy’s conclusion:

“I am not surprised that the President of the United States called this a phony scandal.  I am not surprised that Secretary Clinton asked, ‘What difference does it make?’  I’m not even surprised that Jay Carney said the Benghazi happened a long time ago. …  I’m just surprised at how many people bought it.”


1 madmemere { 05.08.14 at 8:33 am }

The majority of US did NOT “buy it”; for lack of “honest” media coverage, it did seem that way. Trey Gowdy – -GO GET ‘EM!!


Martin Reply:

I hope you are right … The question is, what percentage of the populace does “us” constitute?


madmemere Reply:

Martin- Hope I’m right, too; have done extensive research, held lots and lots of conversations and judging by “all” the polls I’ve seen and feedback I’ve gotten, “US” constitutes anywhere from 75% to 87% of American citizenry. I would say that’s a “fair majority”. Let’s hope that’s “somewhere near” accurate and that 75 to 87 % will show up at the ballot box!


2 Ann Herzer { 05.08.14 at 1:55 pm }

I wonder what will be uncovered at the Congressional hearing, and if citizens will be informed?

I don’t think most informed citizens bought the original story, and many did question. The problem is too few are informed, and most don’t seem to care about issues.


Martin Reply:

I believe you are correct. Unfortunately, most people are simply too wrapped up in their own lives, too busy, and not raised to be politically aware. We’re all, in some respects, guilty of this as products of our society and what passes for culture.


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