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2012-11-12 03:56:29 PM  

colon_pow: no, you make me uncomfortable. and if nobody else calls you out on your comment, well, that just shows how far gone they are too.


Or that we realize that feeding trolls after midnight is counter productive.
 
2012-11-12 03:56:51 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Keizer_Ghidorah: Will you people make up your minds?

They made up their minds. They made up their minds to say everything is always Obama's fault no matter what, even if what they're saying today directly contradicts everything they said yesterday.

In other words, people like colon_pow and OnlyM3 have made the conscious decision to be horrible people who do almost nothing but lie because all they care about is ceaselessly whining about the democrat in office.


The flip side of the coin is those who are still b-but-Bush'ing and letting Obama slide on everything.

Both sides are idiots who only care about their party affiliation and put that ahead of their best interests as American citizens.
 
2012-11-12 03:57:00 PM  
Twas ever thus:

Barron had doubts about involving Hamet, but Eaton and Captain Preble persuaded him. November 16 Eaton sailed on the brig Argus to find Hamet in Egypt. Barron may have expected Eaton to bring Hamet to Syracuse for a consultation[40]-that is unclear-but having eventually located him, Eaton helped the ex-pasha put together a collection of a few hundred armed Arabs and Greeks, mostly mercenaries under a handful of disparate leaders. Eaton, Hamet and several marines marched their "army' nearly 500 miles through the desert along the southern shore of the Mediterranean and, on April 27, 1805, they captured the town of Derne, some miles east of Benghazi. The Argus and two sister ships supplied them with provisions along their march and actively supported them in the taking of Derne (where Hamet had been governor three years before under his brother Yusuf). In the meantime, the American blockade of Tripoli had been maintained through the winter and spring.

http://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/first-barbary - war

/savages
//though they and their latter day ilk rarely, if ever, have dipped their pens into American blood to sell advertising
 
2012-11-12 03:57:07 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Marcus Aurelius: Evidence is mounting alright, but the evidence indicates that FOX News is utterly full of shiat.

FNC and it's wingnuts really, really want this to be the scandal that destroys the Obama presidency.

They're still butt-hurt that Fast and Furious didn't do it.


Fast and Furious confuses me. It's not as if this sort of operation is unheard of. The whole idea was to get a handle on what the supply chain was. I mean, I realize there was this rumor that they thought about using F&F as an excuse to crack down on gun control, but the part that confuses me is that there are people who act like, because F&F guns are being used in crimes, these are guns that would otherwise not be on the street, and crimes that would not be committed.
 
2012-11-12 03:57:19 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-12 03:57:23 PM  

Wise_Guy: kindms: WhyKnot: s1ugg0: There are some very legitimate questions to be asked about what happened in Benghazi. And before anyone starts attacking me, I'm a liberal and I believe this.

However, the problem is Fox News.

They have been like a dog with a bone on this issue. So now real news organizations are afraid to get lumped in with the crazies. So they have been avoiding the story. But a US diplomat was murdered under very bizarre circumstances. It should be investigated. Questions should be asked. But sadly because Fox News decided they might be able to stick this to Obama and prevent him from being reelected; no one reputable is investigating this. If they hadn't been so rabid to score political points before an election we might actual have some dialog on this.

Once again proving they support party/ideology over America.

As a counter point...doesn't the fact that the other news outlets were unwilling to legitimately investigate this story before the election show they were willing to down play a legitimate story prior to an election in order to help Obama get elected?

you mean like the NYTimes sitting on the illegal wholesale wiring tapping by the Bush Admin on every American for over a year at the behest of the white house until after the election ?

Yes, like that.

It's bad no matter who in the beneficiary.

Why is this so difficult to fathom?


its not. I was simply saying there is a precedent for the MSM to cover for those in power regardless. It is even weirder that a so called liberal or left leaning newspaper would do it for the GOP but they did. No one seemed to care then either. If the NYT told the american people bush was spying on all of them it could very well have gotten Kerry elected.
 
2012-11-12 03:58:31 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: [...] you'd plug your mouth and nose and die of asphyxiation if he said that he breathes air


I'm certainly willing to suggest this to the cons.
 
2012-11-12 03:59:00 PM  
Didn't read the thread. Didn't read the article. Saw the Fox News icon. I feel very safe in dismissing stubby's 'evidence' claim as contrived paranoid propaganda.

/ Wake me when someone reputable is reporting it.
 
2012-11-12 04:00:00 PM  

kindms: Wise_Guy: kindms: WhyKnot: s1ugg0: There are some very legitimate questions to be asked about what happened in Benghazi. And before anyone starts attacking me, I'm a liberal and I believe this.

However, the problem is Fox News.

They have been like a dog with a bone on this issue. So now real news organizations are afraid to get lumped in with the crazies. So they have been avoiding the story. But a US diplomat was murdered under very bizarre circumstances. It should be investigated. Questions should be asked. But sadly because Fox News decided they might be able to stick this to Obama and prevent him from being reelected; no one reputable is investigating this. If they hadn't been so rabid to score political points before an election we might actual have some dialog on this.

Once again proving they support party/ideology over America.

As a counter point...doesn't the fact that the other news outlets were unwilling to legitimately investigate this story before the election show they were willing to down play a legitimate story prior to an election in order to help Obama get elected?

you mean like the NYTimes sitting on the illegal wholesale wiring tapping by the Bush Admin on every American for over a year at the behest of the white house until after the election ?

Yes, like that.

It's bad no matter who in the beneficiary.

Why is this so difficult to fathom?

its not. I was simply saying there is a precedent for the MSM to cover for those in power regardless. It is even weirder that a so called liberal or left leaning newspaper would do it for the GOP but they did. No one seemed to care then either. If the NYT told the american people bush was spying on all of them it could very well have gotten Kerry elected.


OK, fine. But if it was wrong then it's still wrong now.
 
2012-11-12 04:00:28 PM  

MooseUpNorth: Didn't read the thread. Didn't read the article. Saw the Fox News icon. I feel very safe in dismissing stubby's 'evidence' claim as contrived paranoid propaganda.

/ Wake me when someone reputable is reporting it.


Ha!

My point has been proven.
 
2012-11-12 04:02:36 PM  
kronicfeld: But then who was phone

OBAMAPHONE!
 
2012-11-12 04:02:37 PM  

WhyKnot: MooseUpNorth: Didn't read the thread. Didn't read the article. Saw the Fox News icon. I feel very safe in dismissing stubby's 'evidence' claim as contrived paranoid propaganda.

/ Wake me when someone reputable is reporting it.

Ha!

My point has been proven.


MooseUpNorth...that wasn't a shot at you per se, rather a commentary on our societies ability to totally disregard anything that doesn't come from a 'preferred' news outlet.
 
2012-11-12 04:03:08 PM  

colon_pow: Keizer_Ghidorah: colon_pow: Keizer_Ghidorah: Hey, Republicans. If you're that desperate to get rid of Obama, then just hire someone to kill him. You're all clearly insane anyways, what's a little hired assassination going to do, hm? You've tried every other way and they've all failed.

/don't know why you're all so angry at not being able to have your precious misogynist, homophobic, ignorant, rich man's paradise, Christian theocracy that declares wars at Israel's beck and call, it's like you WANT everyone to think you're evil farktards

dude. take a few days off.

Sorry that pointing out the depths of your side's nutbaggery makes you uncomfortable.

no, you make me uncomfortable. and if nobody else calls you out on your comment, well, that just shows how far gone they are too.


"misogynist, homophobic, ignorant, rich man's paradise, Christian theocracy that declares wars at Israel's beck and call"

Do you deny that this is what the GOP platform was for 2012? Do you deny the record number of anti-gay and anti-abortion bills the right tried to pass these last few years? Do you deny the right trying to redefine rape in order to outlaw abortion and contraceptives? Do you deny all of the demands to attack Iran because Israel kept whining about their supposed bomb? How about Mitt's tax cuts for the rich and intended destruction of most social welfare programs, including disaster aid and relief? Do you deny the right's increased self-victimizing and cries of "WE'RE BEING OPPRESSED!" in regards to Christianity (case in point: Chik-fil-A)? How about demanding science be replaced with creationism and Bible studies in schools? I should also add "racist" to that list up there, since all of the right's bullshiat is because Obama is half-black, and their attitudes towards non-whites is self-evident.
 
2012-11-12 04:03:29 PM  

Giltric: What do you have to gain by abandoning your principles to live a life of philosophical poverty?


I dunno, you're the one taking Fox News seriously.


Honestly, if this is such a big deal, I want to see a Reuters or AP report on it.
 
2012-11-12 04:03:36 PM  

WhyKnot: WhyKnot: MooseUpNorth: Didn't read the thread. Didn't read the article. Saw the Fox News icon. I feel very safe in dismissing stubby's 'evidence' claim as contrived paranoid propaganda.

/ Wake me when someone reputable is reporting it.

Ha!

My point has been proven.

MooseUpNorth...that wasn't a shot at you per se, rather a commentary on our societies ability to totally disregard anything that doesn't come from a 'preferred' news outlet.


*society's
 
2012-11-12 04:05:07 PM  

WhyKnot: WhyKnot: MooseUpNorth: Didn't read the thread. Didn't read the article. Saw the Fox News icon. I feel very safe in dismissing stubby's 'evidence' claim as contrived paranoid propaganda.

/ Wake me when someone reputable is reporting it.

Ha!

My point has been proven.

MooseUpNorth...that wasn't a shot at you per se, rather a commentary on our societies ability to totally disregard anything that doesn't come from a 'preferred' news outlet.


There's a difference between "I only believe one source" and "I don't believe what this one source says".
 
2012-11-12 04:07:24 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: colon_pow: Keizer_Ghidorah: colon_pow: Keizer_Ghidorah: Hey, Republicans. If you're that desperate to get rid of Obama, then just hire someone to kill him. You're all clearly insane anyways, what's a little hired assassination going to do, hm? You've tried every other way and they've all failed.

/don't know why you're all so angry at not being able to have your precious misogynist, homophobic, ignorant, rich man's paradise, Christian theocracy that declares wars at Israel's beck and call, it's like you WANT everyone to think you're evil farktards

dude. take a few days off.

Sorry that pointing out the depths of your side's nutbaggery makes you uncomfortable.

no, you make me uncomfortable. and if nobody else calls you out on your comment, well, that just shows how far gone they are too.

"misogynist, homophobic, ignorant, rich man's paradise, Christian theocracy that declares wars at Israel's beck and call"

Do you deny that this is what the GOP platform was for 2012? Do you deny the record number of anti-gay and anti-abortion bills the right tried to pass these last few years? Do you deny the right trying to redefine rape in order to outlaw abortion and contraceptives? Do you deny all of the demands to attack Iran because Israel kept whining about their supposed bomb? How about Mitt's tax cuts for the rich and intended destruction of most social welfare programs, including disaster aid and relief? Do you deny the right's increased self-victimizing and cries of "WE'RE BEING OPPRESSED!" in regards to Christianity (case in point: Chik-fil-A)? How about demanding science be replaced with creationism and Bible studies in schools? I should also add "racist" to that list up there, since all of the right's bullshiat is because Obama is half-black, and their attitudes towards non-whites is self-evident.


do you deny that you are suggesting an assassination?
please don't reply to me. i wish nothing to do with you.
thank you.
 
2012-11-12 04:08:07 PM  

WhyKnot: MooseUpNorth...that wasn't a shot at you per se, rather a commentary on our societies ability to totally disregard anything that doesn't come from a 'preferred' news outlet.


It's more a commentary on your country's total inability to report relevant, factual news; Fox actually _removing_ knowledge from the discourse. I rate Al farking Jazzeera more credible than _any_ US-based news (or news-like) source save Jon Stewart and 60 Minutes.
 
2012-11-12 04:09:02 PM  

WhyKnot: WhyKnot: MooseUpNorth: Didn't read the thread. Didn't read the article. Saw the Fox News icon. I feel very safe in dismissing stubby's 'evidence' claim as contrived paranoid propaganda.

/ Wake me when someone reputable is reporting it.

Ha!

My point has been proven.

MooseUpNorth...that wasn't a shot at you per se, rather a commentary on our societies ability to totally disregard anything that doesn't come from a 'preferred' news outlet.


Fox News has a well-documented history of producing deliberate lies and Republican propaganda.

Taking their 'news' with a grain of salt merely means one has been paying attention.
 
2012-11-12 04:10:54 PM  

LordJiro: colon_pow: just keep this out of the politics tab. we wouldn't want it to reflect badly on the administration.

4 people died at a consulate in an unstable country while a Democrat is president = WORST PRESIDENT EVAR! IT'S A CONSPIRACY! WORSE THAN WATERGATE! IMPEEEEACH!

50+ people die at embassy and consulate attacks under Bush Jr. (and many more under most other recent Presidents): Not a farking peep from the media...because people realize that, when you have presences in unstable or outright hostile countries, THIS KIND OF SHIAT HAPPENS.


An Ambassador was assassinated...when is the last time that happened? I guess after a US Ambassador requests additional security multiple times and is turned down...no one should be blamed because Obama.
 
2012-11-12 04:11:00 PM  

colon_pow: no, you make me uncomfortable. and if nobody else calls you out on your comment, well, that just shows how far gone they are too.


I would like to point out that your comment is referred to as "gaslighting". You are obviously a sociopath, control freak, and I want nothing at all to do with you either.
 
2012-11-12 04:12:40 PM  

colon_pow: Keizer_Ghidorah: colon_pow: Keizer_Ghidorah: colon_pow: Keizer_Ghidorah: Hey, Republicans. If you're that desperate to get rid of Obama, then just hire someone to kill him. You're all clearly insane anyways, what's a little hired assassination going to do, hm? You've tried every other way and they've all failed.

/don't know why you're all so angry at not being able to have your precious misogynist, homophobic, ignorant, rich man's paradise, Christian theocracy that declares wars at Israel's beck and call, it's like you WANT everyone to think you're evil farktards

dude. take a few days off.

Sorry that pointing out the depths of your side's nutbaggery makes you uncomfortable.

no, you make me uncomfortable. and if nobody else calls you out on your comment, well, that just shows how far gone they are too.

"misogynist, homophobic, ignorant, rich man's paradise, Christian theocracy that declares wars at Israel's beck and call"

Do you deny that this is what the GOP platform was for 2012? Do you deny the record number of anti-gay and anti-abortion bills the right tried to pass these last few years? Do you deny the right trying to redefine rape in order to outlaw abortion and contraceptives? Do you deny all of the demands to attack Iran because Israel kept whining about their supposed bomb? How about Mitt's tax cuts for the rich and intended destruction of most social welfare programs, including disaster aid and relief? Do you deny the right's increased self-victimizing and cries of "WE'RE BEING OPPRESSED!" in regards to Christianity (case in point: Chik-fil-A)? How about demanding science be replaced with creationism and Bible studies in schools? I should also add "racist" to that list up there, since all of the right's bullshiat is because Obama is half-black, and their attitudes towards non-whites is self-evident.

do you deny that you are suggesting an assassination?
please don't reply to me. i wish nothing to do with you.
thank you.


I'm just surprised you haven't thought of that option yet. "The number-one job is to make Obama a one-term president", correct? Well, he's started his second. Don't you people want to keep to that promise?
 
2012-11-12 04:13:06 PM  
Understood, I actually think foreign news outlets do provide a more accurate reflection of what the truth of a matter is, as they don't have the same political agendas.
 
2012-11-12 04:14:00 PM  

ferretman: LordJiro: colon_pow: just keep this out of the politics tab. we wouldn't want it to reflect badly on the administration.

4 people died at a consulate in an unstable country while a Democrat is president = WORST PRESIDENT EVAR! IT'S A CONSPIRACY! WORSE THAN WATERGATE! IMPEEEEACH!

50+ people die at embassy and consulate attacks under Bush Jr. (and many more under most other recent Presidents): Not a farking peep from the media...because people realize that, when you have presences in unstable or outright hostile countries, THIS KIND OF SHIAT HAPPENS.

An Ambassador was assassinated...when is the last time that happened? I guess after a US Ambassador requests additional security multiple times and is turned down...no one should be blamed because Obama.


Well, Republicans cut funding for such things. It's also the duty of the nation the ambassador is in to provide security for him and the embassy.
 
2012-11-12 04:18:13 PM  

Wise_Guy: The flip side of the coin is those who are still b-but-Bush'ing and letting Obama slide on everything.


Look at you making things up.
 
2012-11-12 04:19:17 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Wise_Guy: The flip side of the coin is those who are still b-but-Bush'ing and letting Obama slide on everything.

Look at you making things up.


Look at you apparently not reading this thread.
 
2012-11-12 04:19:37 PM  

WhyKnot: kindms: WhyKnot: s1ugg0: There are some very legitimate questions to be asked about what happened in Benghazi. And before anyone starts attacking me, I'm a liberal and I believe this.

However, the problem is Fox News.

They have been like a dog with a bone on this issue. So now real news organizations are afraid to get lumped in with the crazies. So they have been avoiding the story. But a US diplomat was murdered under very bizarre circumstances. It should be investigated. Questions should be asked. But sadly because Fox News decided they might be able to stick this to Obama and prevent him from being reelected; no one reputable is investigating this. If they hadn't been so rabid to score political points before an election we might actual have some dialog on this.

Once again proving they support party/ideology over America.

As a counter point...doesn't the fact that the other news outlets were unwilling to legitimately investigate this story before the election show they were willing to down play a legitimate story prior to an election in order to help Obama get elected?

you mean like the NYTimes sitting on the illegal wholesale wiring tapping by the Bush Admin on every American for over a year at the behest of the white house until after the election ?

Off the top of my head i do not recall that issue, but if true, then yes.

I wasnt defending fox news, I was simply pointing out that this isn't just a "fox news is bad" issue; rather, both sides care more about "their guy/side" than being actual journalists willing to report the facts irrespective of the impact on politics.


So your just upset that this couldn't be used in time to tarnish President Obama's image before elections... good point...


static.guim.co.uk
 
2012-11-12 04:20:29 PM  
Fox News is insinuating strongly that obama used the affair to get petreaus to blame benghazi on the YouTube video
 
2012-11-12 04:23:48 PM  

Wise_Guy: Look at you apparently not reading this thread.


You mean the thread where I've already pointed out two different people doing exactly the stupid shiat I accused the right of doing or the thread where you couldn't be bothered to do the same?

Criticizing the right for ruining any chance at getting any useful answers about this event because they're more concerned about turning it into a political football than using it as a way of strengthening our handling of embassy security in unstable regions isn't "giving Obama a pass", it's an obvious acknowledge of reality.

But thanks for playing, derper.
 
2012-11-12 04:24:08 PM  

protectyourlimbs: WhyKnot: kindms: WhyKnot: s1ugg0: There are some very legitimate questions to be asked about what happened in Benghazi. And before anyone starts attacking me, I'm a liberal and I believe this.

However, the problem is Fox News.

They have been like a dog with a bone on this issue. So now real news organizations are afraid to get lumped in with the crazies. So they have been avoiding the story. But a US diplomat was murdered under very bizarre circumstances. It should be investigated. Questions should be asked. But sadly because Fox News decided they might be able to stick this to Obama and prevent him from being reelected; no one reputable is investigating this. If they hadn't been so rabid to score political points before an election we might actual have some dialog on this.

Once again proving they support party/ideology over America.

As a counter point...doesn't the fact that the other news outlets were unwilling to legitimately investigate this story before the election show they were willing to down play a legitimate story prior to an election in order to help Obama get elected?

you mean like the NYTimes sitting on the illegal wholesale wiring tapping by the Bush Admin on every American for over a year at the behest of the white house until after the election ?

Off the top of my head i do not recall that issue, but if true, then yes.

I wasnt defending fox news, I was simply pointing out that this isn't just a "fox news is bad" issue; rather, both sides care more about "their guy/side" than being actual journalists willing to report the facts irrespective of the impact on politics.

So your just upset that this couldn't be used in time to tarnish President Obama's image before elections... good point...


So you....so you believe that the media should be using selective journalism in order to influence an election?

You don't really believe that, do you?
 
2012-11-12 04:24:42 PM  

LordJiro: Republicans pretending to care about Americans dying is laughable.


If anyone protests this statement just remind them of the warm and fuzzy town meeting, where extremely concerned Tea Party members - when asked what to do if someone who has no insurance gets sick - screamed back "LET THEM DIE".

Care, indeed.
 
2012-11-12 04:24:52 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: colon_pow: Keizer_Ghidorah: colon_pow: Keizer_Ghidorah: colon_pow: Keizer_Ghidorah: Hey, Republicans. If you're that desperate to get rid of Obama, then just hire someone to kill him. You're all clearly insane anyways, what's a little hired assassination going to do, hm? You've tried every other way and they've all failed.

/don't know why you're all so angry at not being able to have your precious misogynist, homophobic, ignorant, rich man's paradise, Christian theocracy that declares wars at Israel's beck and call, it's like you WANT everyone to think you're evil farktards

dude. take a few days off.

Sorry that pointing out the depths of your side's nutbaggery makes you uncomfortable.

no, you make me uncomfortable. and if nobody else calls you out on your comment, well, that just shows how far gone they are too.

"misogynist, homophobic, ignorant, rich man's paradise, Christian theocracy that declares wars at Israel's beck and call"

Do you deny that this is what the GOP platform was for 2012? Do you deny the record number of anti-gay and anti-abortion bills the right tried to pass these last few years? Do you deny the right trying to redefine rape in order to outlaw abortion and contraceptives? Do you deny all of the demands to attack Iran because Israel kept whining about their supposed bomb? How about Mitt's tax cuts for the rich and intended destruction of most social welfare programs, including disaster aid and relief? Do you deny the right's increased self-victimizing and cries of "WE'RE BEING OPPRESSED!" in regards to Christianity (case in point: Chik-fil-A)? How about demanding science be replaced with creationism and Bible studies in schools? I should also add "racist" to that list up there, since all of the right's bullshiat is because Obama is half-black, and their attitudes towards non-whites is self-evident.

do you deny that you are suggesting an assassination?
please don't reply to me. i wish nothing to do with you.
thank you.

I'm just surpris ...


Keizer_Ghidorah, this is a case where you went over the line. introducing assassination as an argument is egregious. obama is my man, i voted for him, i'm happy, but i don't care if you are left or right on the spectrum, don't start advocating assassination, even as a hyperbolic attack on the right.

accusing conservatives as being racist and violent people is just the same kind of villanizing that happens to the left, being accused of "takers" or "baby killers". bomb throwing is vile. and to the other farker, that's not gaslighting when you call someone out on this
 
2012-11-12 04:30:52 PM  

ferretman: An Ambassador was assassinated...when is the last time that happened? I guess after a US Ambassador requests additional security multiple times and is turned down...no one should be blamed because Obama.


You ignorant slut.

Link

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) said today that he voted to cut funding for U.S. embassy security amid political attacks from Republicans that the Obama administration did not do enough to secure the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya that was attacked last month.

Republicans and their allies have been trying to politicize the attack - which killed four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya - suggesting, without evidence, the Obama administration may have ignored intelligence that the attack was imminent, didn't properly secure the Benghazi compound and is now trying to cover it up.

But hidden beneath the GOP campaign is the fact that House Republicans voted to cut nearly $300 million from the U.S. embassy security budget. When asked if he voted to cut the funds this morning on CNN, Chaffetz said, "Absolutely":

O'BRIEN: Is it true that you voted to cut the funding for embassy security?

CHAFFETZ: Absolutely. Look, we have to make priorities and choices in this country. We have - think about this - 15,000 contractors in Iraq. We have more than 6,000 contractors, private army there for President Obama in Baghdad.

And we're talking about can we get two dozen or so people into Libya to help protect our forces? When you're in tough economic times, you have to make difficult choices how to prioritize this.


Link

It also deserves resources. In each of the last two years, Congress has cut President Obama's request for U.S. Foreign Service and U.S. Agency for International Development staffing levels despite repeated analysis by the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, indicating that our embassies are critically understaffed.

But even more inexcusable are the repeated and deep cuts made to embassy security and construction. Thousands of our diplomatic personnel are serving overseas in facilities that do not come close to meeting the minimal requirements for security established by the so-called Inman commission's report on overseas diplomatic security to President Ronald Reagan's secretary of state more than two decades ago.

Nor is it likely to change anytime soon. In the 2011 continuing resolution, Congress, at the insistence of the House of Representatives, slashed the president's request for embassy security and construction and forced another cut in fiscal year 2012. Altogether Congress has eliminated $296 million from embassy security and construction in the last two years with additional cuts in other State Department security accounts.
 
2012-11-12 04:31:32 PM  

WhyKnot: protectyourlimbs: WhyKnot: kindms: WhyKnot: s1ugg0: There are some very legitimate questions to be asked about what happened in Benghazi. And before anyone starts attacking me, I'm a liberal and I believe this.

However, the problem is Fox News.

They have been like a dog with a bone on this issue. So now real news organizations are afraid to get lumped in with the crazies. So they have been avoiding the story. But a US diplomat was murdered under very bizarre circumstances. It should be investigated. Questions should be asked. But sadly because Fox News decided they might be able to stick this to Obama and prevent him from being reelected; no one reputable is investigating this. If they hadn't been so rabid to score political points before an election we might actual have some dialog on this.

Once again proving they support party/ideology over America.

As a counter point...doesn't the fact that the other news outlets were unwilling to legitimately investigate this story before the election show they were willing to down play a legitimate story prior to an election in order to help Obama get elected?

you mean like the NYTimes sitting on the illegal wholesale wiring tapping by the Bush Admin on every American for over a year at the behest of the white house until after the election ?

Off the top of my head i do not recall that issue, but if true, then yes.

I wasnt defending fox news, I was simply pointing out that this isn't just a "fox news is bad" issue; rather, both sides care more about "their guy/side" than being actual journalists willing to report the facts irrespective of the impact on politics.

So your just upset that this couldn't be used in time to tarnish President Obama's image before elections... good point...

So you....so you believe that the media should be using selective journalism in order to influence an election?

You don't really believe that, do you?


No, just pointing out the false outrage about American deaths when its obvious what the real issue is...
 
2012-11-12 04:34:31 PM  

JohnnyApocalypse: Keizer_Ghidorah: colon_pow: Keizer_Ghidorah: colon_pow: Keizer_Ghidorah: colon_pow: Keizer_Ghidorah: Hey, Republicans. If you're that desperate to get rid of Obama, then just hire someone to kill him. You're all clearly insane anyways, what's a little hired assassination going to do, hm? You've tried every other way and they've all failed.

/don't know why you're all so angry at not being able to have your precious misogynist, homophobic, ignorant, rich man's paradise, Christian theocracy that declares wars at Israel's beck and call, it's like you WANT everyone to think you're evil farktards

dude. take a few days off.

Sorry that pointing out the depths of your side's nutbaggery makes you uncomfortable.

no, you make me uncomfortable. and if nobody else calls you out on your comment, well, that just shows how far gone they are too.

"misogynist, homophobic, ignorant, rich man's paradise, Christian theocracy that declares wars at Israel's beck and call"

Do you deny that this is what the GOP platform was for 2012? Do you deny the record number of anti-gay and anti-abortion bills the right tried to pass these last few years? Do you deny the right trying to redefine rape in order to outlaw abortion and contraceptives? Do you deny all of the demands to attack Iran because Israel kept whining about their supposed bomb? How about Mitt's tax cuts for the rich and intended destruction of most social welfare programs, including disaster aid and relief? Do you deny the right's increased self-victimizing and cries of "WE'RE BEING OPPRESSED!" in regards to Christianity (case in point: Chik-fil-A)? How about demanding science be replaced with creationism and Bible studies in schools? I should also add "racist" to that list up there, since all of the right's bullshiat is because Obama is half-black, and their attitudes towards non-whites is self-evident.

do you deny that you are suggesting an assassination?
please don't reply to me. i wish nothing to do with you.
thank you.
...


We've had to put up with their whiny, treasonous shiat for four years. If they're going to say they'll do anything to make Obama a one-term president, then they can either either put their money where their mouth is and let us watch them crash and burn, or they can shut the hell up and play ball with everyone else. They deliberately filibusted, fought, and whined about everything that was going to fix the country because a black Democrat was doing it and it ran counter to their authoritarian ideas for America (and half of it was their idea anyway, which they promptly 180'd on when Obama tried to do it), I think we can be excused for telling them off.
 
2012-11-12 04:35:34 PM  

protectyourlimbs: WhyKnot: protectyourlimbs: WhyKnot: kindms: WhyKnot: s1ugg0: There are some very legitimate questions to be asked about what happened in Benghazi. And before anyone starts attacking me, I'm a liberal and I believe this.

However, the problem is Fox News.

They have been like a dog with a bone on this issue. So now real news organizations are afraid to get lumped in with the crazies. So they have been avoiding the story. But a US diplomat was murdered under very bizarre circumstances. It should be investigated. Questions should be asked. But sadly because Fox News decided they might be able to stick this to Obama and prevent him from being reelected; no one reputable is investigating this. If they hadn't been so rabid to score political points before an election we might actual have some dialog on this.

Once again proving they support party/ideology over America.

As a counter point...doesn't the fact that the other news outlets were unwilling to legitimately investigate this story before the election show they were willing to down play a legitimate story prior to an election in order to help Obama get elected?

you mean like the NYTimes sitting on the illegal wholesale wiring tapping by the Bush Admin on every American for over a year at the behest of the white house until after the election ?

Off the top of my head i do not recall that issue, but if true, then yes.

I wasnt defending fox news, I was simply pointing out that this isn't just a "fox news is bad" issue; rather, both sides care more about "their guy/side" than being actual journalists willing to report the facts irrespective of the impact on politics.

So your just upset that this couldn't be used in time to tarnish President Obama's image before elections... good point...

So you....so you believe that the media should be using selective journalism in order to influence an election?

You don't really believe that, do you?

No, just pointing out the false outrage about American deaths when its obvious what the real issue is...


The outrage is that our country is being informed of "news" by partisan hacks (on both sides) that care less about the truth of the matter than they do about protecting their "guy/side".
 
2012-11-12 04:35:37 PM  

Wise_Guy: bronyaur1: Attention All Redneck Wingnuts,

No.
Body.
Cares.

Get over it.

/perhaps you would prefer to spend your outrage on a completely needless invasion of Iraq that killed hundreds of thousands of people. If this doesn't bother that much, then kindly stick your Faux News Benghazi outrage straight up your ass. 

So this doesn't matter because Iraq was worse?


Interesting how boring criminal activity is when it's "their guy" perpetrating it. All they have to do is to see the label "Fox News" and instantly they dismiss any allegations, because it isn't the truth that matters, but support of "your team" at ALL costs.

That they do it with a smug air of superiority just makes the disconnect all the more fascinating.
 
2012-11-12 04:36:05 PM  

Comment Bot: So our brave SEALs died
then Obama lied... to protect a secret CIA operation?

And that lie was the best he could come up with?


Ex-SEALS, working for an OGA.
 
2012-11-12 04:36:47 PM  
Why was the ambassador at the consulate in Benghazi and not at the embassy in Tripoli? I haven't heard anyone even ask this. And if the consulate was a CIA black site, wouldn't the ambassador want to keep away from that? Or was he there to help the cover that it was a diplomatic office?
 
2012-11-12 04:37:15 PM  

WhyKnot: protectyourlimbs: WhyKnot: protectyourlimbs: WhyKnot: kindms: WhyKnot: s1ugg0: There are some very legitimate questions to be asked about what happened in Benghazi. And before anyone starts attacking me, I'm a liberal and I believe this.

However, the problem is Fox News.

They have been like a dog with a bone on this issue. So now real news organizations are afraid to get lumped in with the crazies. So they have been avoiding the story. But a US diplomat was murdered under very bizarre circumstances. It should be investigated. Questions should be asked. But sadly because Fox News decided they might be able to stick this to Obama and prevent him from being reelected; no one reputable is investigating this. If they hadn't been so rabid to score political points before an election we might actual have some dialog on this.

Once again proving they support party/ideology over America.

As a counter point...doesn't the fact that the other news outlets were unwilling to legitimately investigate this story before the election show they were willing to down play a legitimate story prior to an election in order to help Obama get elected?

you mean like the NYTimes sitting on the illegal wholesale wiring tapping by the Bush Admin on every American for over a year at the behest of the white house until after the election ?

Off the top of my head i do not recall that issue, but if true, then yes.

I wasnt defending fox news, I was simply pointing out that this isn't just a "fox news is bad" issue; rather, both sides care more about "their guy/side" than being actual journalists willing to report the facts irrespective of the impact on politics.

So your just upset that this couldn't be used in time to tarnish President Obama's image before elections... good point...

So you....so you believe that the media should be using selective journalism in order to influence an election?

You don't really believe that, do you?

No, just pointing out the false outrage about Americ ...


Right, which is evident by the reaction of fox news special non stop reporting on it.... unless I am wrong aren't they the most watched news?
 
2012-11-12 04:38:31 PM  

WhyKnot: protectyourlimbs: WhyKnot: kindms: WhyKnot: s1ugg0: There are some very legitimate questions to be asked about what happened in Benghazi. And before anyone starts attacking me, I'm a liberal and I believe this.

However, the problem is Fox News.

They have been like a dog with a bone on this issue. So now real news organizations are afraid to get lumped in with the crazies. So they have been avoiding the story. But a US diplomat was murdered under very bizarre circumstances. It should be investigated. Questions should be asked. But sadly because Fox News decided they might be able to stick this to Obama and prevent him from being reelected; no one reputable is investigating this. If they hadn't been so rabid to score political points before an election we might actual have some dialog on this.

Once again proving they support party/ideology over America.

As a counter point...doesn't the fact that the other news outlets were unwilling to legitimately investigate this story before the election show they were willing to down play a legitimate story prior to an election in order to help Obama get elected?

you mean like the NYTimes sitting on the illegal wholesale wiring tapping by the Bush Admin on every American for over a year at the behest of the white house until after the election ?

Off the top of my head i do not recall that issue, but if true, then yes.

I wasnt defending fox news, I was simply pointing out that this isn't just a "fox news is bad" issue; rather, both sides care more about "their guy/side" than being actual journalists willing to report the facts irrespective of the impact on politics.

So your just upset that this couldn't be used in time to tarnish President Obama's image before elections... good point...

So you....so you believe that the media should be using selective journalism in order to influence an election?

You don't really believe that, do you?


Are you saying that the media didn't report on the story in the weeks leading up to the election?

CNN, October 19: Diplomatic cables show anxiety about Benghazi violence, protection level

CBS News, October 23: Emails detail unfolding Benghazi attack on Sept. 11

MSNBC, October 27: Libyan witnesses recount organized Benghazi attack

ABC News, October 30: Game On? McCain Blasts Obama on Benghazi at 'Storm Relief' Rally

Were you just not paying attention?
 
2012-11-12 04:44:46 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Wise_Guy: Look at you apparently not reading this thread.

You mean the thread where I've already pointed out two different people doing exactly the stupid shiat I accused the right of doing or the thread where you couldn't be bothered to do the same?

Criticizing the right for ruining any chance at getting any useful answers about this event because they're more concerned about turning it into a political football than using it as a way of strengthening our handling of embassy security in unstable regions isn't "giving Obama a pass", it's an obvious acknowledge of reality.

But thanks for playing, derper.


You're missing the point completely.

I'm not on either "side." I don't identify myself with the right so why would I defend or attack what the right did when their guy was in office? It's in the past and only clouds the issue. Either side, left or right, who is only concerned with scoring political points and is unconcerned with the issue at hand is an idiot.

Your 'derper' comment pretty clearly confirms your position as one of those idiots.
 
2012-11-12 04:44:48 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: WhyKnot: protectyourlimbs: WhyKnot: kindms: WhyKnot: s1ugg0: There are some very legitimate questions to be asked about what happened in Benghazi. And before anyone starts attacking me, I'm a liberal and I believe this.

However, the problem is Fox News.

They have been like a dog with a bone on this issue. So now real news organizations are afraid to get lumped in with the crazies. So they have been avoiding the story. But a US diplomat was murdered under very bizarre circumstances. It should be investigated. Questions should be asked. But sadly because Fox News decided they might be able to stick this to Obama and prevent him from being reelected; no one reputable is investigating this. If they hadn't been so rabid to score political points before an election we might actual have some dialog on this.

Once again proving they support party/ideology over America.

As a counter point...doesn't the fact that the other news outlets were unwilling to legitimately investigate this story before the election show they were willing to down play a legitimate story prior to an election in order to help Obama get elected?

you mean like the NYTimes sitting on the illegal wholesale wiring tapping by the Bush Admin on every American for over a year at the behest of the white house until after the election ?

Off the top of my head i do not recall that issue, but if true, then yes.

I wasnt defending fox news, I was simply pointing out that this isn't just a "fox news is bad" issue; rather, both sides care more about "their guy/side" than being actual journalists willing to report the facts irrespective of the impact on politics.

So your just upset that this couldn't be used in time to tarnish President Obama's image before elections... good point...

So you....so you believe that the media should be using selective journalism in order to influence an election?

You don't really believe that, do you?

Are you saying that the media didn't report on the story in the weeks leading up to the election?

CNN, October 19: Diplomatic cables show anxiety about Benghazi violence, protection level

CBS News, October 23: Emails detail unfolding Benghazi attack on Sept. 11

MSNBC, October 27: Libyan witnesses recount organized Benghazi attack

ABC News, October 30: Game On? McCain Blasts Obama on Benghazi at 'Storm Relief' Rally

Were you just not paying attention?


Not Saying they didn't run a few reports on it, but no, they clearly didn't dig into the Benghazi full heartily.

As proof, I offer up the fact that CBS sat on the interview with Obama where he clearly says that Benghazi wasnt "terrorism", even thought the dispute from the debate was that he did call it a terror act in the rose garden press conference.
 
2012-11-12 04:46:02 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: ABC News, October 30: Game On? McCain Blasts Obama on Benghazi at 'Storm Relief' Rally


I love that. "We're here to provide aid and relief for this huge killer weather disaster, but let me take this opportunity to continue accusing Obama of causing Benghazi!".
 
2012-11-12 04:47:15 PM  
It goes a lot deeper than that.

Obama was notified within an hour, but did nothing; Petraeus was notified as well, passed it on but nobody did anything. Next we find out, Mueller knew about the Petraeus affair, but was ordered to keep it quiet until after the election.

He also knew the cartoon--movie had nothing to do with it, but kept up that farce anyway.

In addition, the bimbo in the case seems to have access to classified info which the Prexy himself did not have.

Even with the press to cover up, it's getting pretty thick.
 
2012-11-12 04:49:19 PM  
I eagerly await word from the one person in our government most qualified to report on covert activities.

thecolu.mn
 
2012-11-12 04:50:22 PM  

WhyKnot: rufus-t-firefly: WhyKnot: protectyourlimbs: WhyKnot: kindms: WhyKnot: s1ugg0: There are some very legitimate questions to be asked about what happened in Benghazi. And before anyone starts attacking me, I'm a liberal and I believe this.

However, the problem is Fox News.

They have been like a dog with a bone on this issue. So now real news organizations are afraid to get lumped in with the crazies. So they have been avoiding the story. But a US diplomat was murdered under very bizarre circumstances. It should be investigated. Questions should be asked. But sadly because Fox News decided they might be able to stick this to Obama and prevent him from being reelected; no one reputable is investigating this. If they hadn't been so rabid to score political points before an election we might actual have some dialog on this.

Once again proving they support party/ideology over America.

As a counter point...doesn't the fact that the other news outlets were unwilling to legitimately investigate this story before the election show they were willing to down play a legitimate story prior to an election in order to help Obama get elected?

you mean like the NYTimes sitting on the illegal wholesale wiring tapping by the Bush Admin on every American for over a year at the behest of the white house until after the election ?

Off the top of my head i do not recall that issue, but if true, then yes.

I wasnt defending fox news, I was simply pointing out that this isn't just a "fox news is bad" issue; rather, both sides care more about "their guy/side" than being actual journalists willing to report the facts irrespective of the impact on politics.

So your just upset that this couldn't be used in time to tarnish President Obama's image before elections... good point...

So you....so you believe that the media should be using selective journalism in order to influence an election?

You don't really believe that, do you?

Are you saying that the media didn't report on the st ...


Ah, so now its a wording game, of course it doesn't bother you about the funding cut itself, what really matters is what you say and it upsets you that actions speak louder than words in a silly upside down liberal world...

President only said it was an act of terrorism twice in the days after .. if only he could have been more direct, or maybe said it three times, that would have brought them back... you're points are valid, just want you to admit them to yourself...
 
2012-11-12 04:51:43 PM  

Blues_X: Wait... she's also been mounting the evidence?


Broadwell gives a new meaning to embedded reporters.
 
2012-11-12 04:53:47 PM  
If only this had come out before the election. If only the left wing media hadn't covered it up. It would have been a Game Changer. -snif-

/Just like all these Game Changers

Cars. Sandy's arrival. Chris Christie. President Obama's divorce papers. Donald Trump's challenge to Obama. The first debate. Fox News report on CIA's request for military backup in Benghazi. Pennsylvania. Romney's tax plan. Arizona's birther law. The revelation that President Obama is not very good at basketball. Lindsay Lohan's Romney endorsement. The second debate. Paul Ryan. Those Sarah Silverman GOTV videos. Jobs. Paul Ryan's Medicare plan. That Daily Caller video. DHS immigration directive. A hypothetical Romney pledge to only serve one term. Romney's VMI speech. Dreams From My Real Father. A hypothetical joint US-Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities. A hypothetical debate question about why Obama didn't dispatch F-16s to Benghazi. The youth vote. Conservative turnout in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Ohio. The entire election. The Osama Bin Laden raid. A book about the Osama Bin Laden raid. A hypothetical McCain vice presidency. The Benghazi cover-up. A new book from WorldNetDaily. A hypothetical question about Simpson-Bowles. First-time Puerto Rican voters. Latinos. Asian-Americans. The 47 percent tape. Paul Ryan's "makers and takers" riff. Suburban women. October jobs report. September jobs report. Democrats' ground game. Obama's tech operation. James O'Keefe's voter fraud sting. Gallup early voting poll. October 27 Gallup tracking poll. Gloria Allred. The Walker recall. Paul Ryan's interview with WJRT-TV, Flint. January jobs report. The Des Moines Register endorsement. Ann Romney's RNC speech. Paul Ryan's VP speech. Mitt Romney's RNC speech. Dick Morris' television ad (as reported by Dick Morris). Middle East chaos. Todd Akin. Bill Clinton's DNC speech. Obama's gay marriage endorsement. Ladies. Virgil Goode. Obama's voter registration figures. Dinesh D'Souza's movie. 1998 video of Obama making case for progressivism. Boston Globe's Bain story. Hypothetical release of Romney tax returns from hackers who demanded ransom payment in Bitcoins. The status quo.
 
2012-11-12 04:59:44 PM  

dryknife: Blues_X: Wait... she's also been mounting the evidence?

Broadwell gives a new meaning to embedded reporters.


YOU WIN THE THREAD.
 
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