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2013-01-03 04:21:09 PM  
6 votes:

urbangirl: I find it amusing that any of these "people" think Hillary Clinton is afraid of them.


She is accountable to nobody, because she has POWERS. Cross that woman, you get cancer. Guliani has the gall to run against her. Cancer. In his butt. Kennedy backs Obama? You better BET that's a cancerin'.
2013-01-03 03:57:59 PM  
6 votes:

ginandbacon: When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?


December 25, 0
2013-01-03 03:56:23 PM  
6 votes:

boinkingbill: I have suspected that Hillary has had a brain clot for the past 23 years at least.


Your username makes this post hilarious.
2013-01-03 03:58:15 PM  
5 votes:

Pockafrusta: Lying liars lie... This White House is just as dirty as the others. No change or hope of change.

/FARKTM Independent


FTFY
2013-01-03 02:18:04 PM  
5 votes:
The network that honestly thought Mitt Romney was going to win in a romp is now playing Master Detective.

www.diabetesmine.com
2013-01-03 04:19:45 PM  
4 votes:
pagead2.googlesyndication.com
The internet seems to think that I am a single christian these days. And that I would find her attractive.
2013-01-03 04:17:45 PM  
4 votes:

Gentoolive: Just another coverup.. only ones that can't see it are libtards.


i48.photobucket.com
2013-01-03 04:12:38 PM  
4 votes:

calm like a bomb: Pockafrusta: Lying liars lie... This White House is just as dirty as the others. No change or hope of change.
/FARKTM Independent
FTFY


I think that's one of the funniest things I've ever seen in politics (yes, i am easily amused): someone produced a graph showing how people identify themselves politically, and many of the people who used to call themselves "Republicans" don't anymore. "Democrats" have remained about the same. But there's been a sharp rise in the number of people who call themselves "independents"...in fact, just about the same number of people as have dropped out of the Republican numbers. Huh.

It must be fun to be so ashamed of your political party that you won't even use the name anymore, but you keep voting for them anyway. No wonder they're so angry. But don't you dare call them Republicans. They're independently angry.
2013-01-03 04:00:33 PM  
4 votes:

gerrymander: the executive branch spent weeks telling the US and the world that it was our fault for inciting those wacky Mooslems with a Monty Python-level quality YouTube video.


Sorry, but I thought this week we were busy blaming violence in movies for causing school shootings. Did I miss a newsletter explaining how Americans can be influenced to violence by movies but Libyans are immune?

/trying to keep up with latest GOP talking points is hard
2013-01-03 03:49:25 PM  
4 votes:

gerrymander: YouTube video


DRINK!
2013-01-03 02:31:19 PM  
4 votes:

NuttierThanEver: short of Obama and Hillary actually leading the attack on the embassy


BUT IF THEY WON'T LET US ASK THE QUESTIONS HOW WILL WE BE INFROMED
2013-01-03 07:01:06 PM  
3 votes:
i309.photobucket.com
2013-01-03 05:43:36 PM  
3 votes:

Silly Jesus: calm like a bomb: Silly Jesus: Somehow athletes get concussed and come back into the football game minutes later while Clinton can't seem to talk weeks later.

The fact that the concussion came from passing out due to dehydration secondary to a really bad gastrointestinal virus certainly has no bearing on this at all.

You're right. Good point. When I have the shiats I am unable to speak for a week.


Well, it is hard to talk with your mouth full...
2013-01-03 04:13:12 PM  
3 votes:
Fox is the Cartman of "news"
Bf+
2013-01-03 04:05:01 PM  
3 votes:

markie_farkie: Oh, lighten up.. They're Just Asking Questions...


Namely,
i2.kym-cdn.com
2013-01-03 04:01:38 PM  
3 votes:

Zasteva: gerrymander: the executive branch spent weeks telling the US and the world that it was our fault for inciting those wacky Mooslems with a Monty Python-level quality YouTube video.

Sorry, but I thought this week we were busy blaming violence in movies for causing school shootings. Did I miss a newsletter explaining how Americans can be influenced to violence by movies but Libyans are immune?


American Exceptionalism.
2013-01-03 03:55:10 PM  
3 votes:

gerrymander: NuttierThanEver: For the last time someone please explain to me worst case scenario-wise why this is a thing. I mean short of Obama and Hillary actually leading the attack on the embassy what is it they supposedly did. Was there actionable intelligence that an attack was imminent that was ignored?

We know of no specific intelligence that an attack was planned on the Benghazi embassy on September 11 of last year. That said, we do have specific evidence that the embassy and staff were already targeted, due to the three attacks against that were made against perceived (by terrorists) Western-aligned organizations (the US embassy, a British embassy motorcade, the local Red Cross offices) starting that previous June. We also have repeated requests from US Ambassador Stevens for more security, all of which were denied. And finally, of course, there's that date again.

This is a thing not because the spy network failed (though it might have), but because: A) the State Department fell down on the job of doing the most basic security for an embassy in a country in turmoil, B) four US citizens on the government payroll died because of it, and C) the executive branch spent weeks telling the US and the world that it was our fault for inciting those wacky Mooslems with a Monty Python-level quality YouTube video. Like the kids say, it's not the crime that gets you; it's the cover-up.


This thread is going to go very badly for you.
2013-01-03 03:53:27 PM  
3 votes:

ginandbacon: When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?


October 7, 1996
2013-01-03 02:19:25 PM  
3 votes:

gilgigamesh: whacknuttery


Thank you, my vocabulary has a new addition.
2013-01-03 02:06:29 PM  
3 votes:
Oh, lighten up.. They're Just Asking Questions...
2013-01-04 12:25:23 AM  
2 votes:
www.bitlogic.com
www.bitlogic.com
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www.bitlogic.com
2013-01-03 07:09:34 PM  
2 votes:

ten foiled hats: THANK YOU.


No prob.  The thing that drives me nuts about this scandal is that everything the shouters have (ostensibly) asked for, they have received.

Tell us it wasn't the video?  OK, Obama has said it wasn't the video.

Tell us the truth!  OK, the investigation pretty much laid bare everything that isn't classified.

Show us accountability!  OK, 4 senior state dept officials have "quit".  Clinton was already going to resign , so I don;t really know what they want there except "RESIGN HARDER".

Fix it!  OK, The Obama administration has basically said they will adopt every recommendation from the investigation.

I don't know what else a reasonable person would have happen.  Obama is not going to be impeached or resign over it, nor is he going to hold a press conference where he says "Until Benghazi I was a feckless fabian Socialist, but now I'm making Glenn Beck my Secretary of Patriotism.  Enjoy some Lee Greenwood everybody"
2013-01-03 06:01:51 PM  
2 votes:

Weaver95: I just have this weird feeling that the GOP is desperately trying to not fall apart.


Which apparently gives them this face:

www.rawstory.com

WAH-WAH
2013-01-03 05:44:55 PM  
2 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: MadAzza: halfof33:

Ploink

Poop coming out?
I think he shiat a brick.

[i159.photobucket.com image 500x533]


Laughed so hard, my dog picked up her ball and ran out of the room.
2013-01-03 05:39:45 PM  
2 votes:
That poor chicken.
2013-01-03 05:33:04 PM  
2 votes:

Zasteva: Could you provide a quote that you feel is indicative of Obama blaming a guy in California for the attack?


The Rose Garden address.

The guy in California's nickname is "Act of Terror" because of how tangled his pubes were in high school.
2013-01-03 05:17:41 PM  
2 votes:
halfof33:
If you have any substantive questions, let me know. Take care.

i've asked you quite a number of substantive questions and you've ignored each and every one of 'em.  I can't even tell what it is you're upset about and you won't even drop a clue to help me figure it out.

hmm.  waitaminute....are you my ex-girlfriend?
2013-01-03 05:09:16 PM  
2 votes:

Philip Francis Queeg: ccundiff: [pagead2.googlesyndication.com image 300x250]
The internet seems to think that I am a single christian these days. And that I would find her attractive.

You don't have a forehead fetish?


www.reocities.com
How YOU doin'?
2013-01-03 04:49:44 PM  
2 votes:

ccundiff: [pagead2.googlesyndication.com image 300x250]
The internet seems to think that I am a single christian these days. And that I would find her attractive.



I haven't gotten that one yet -- these days the internet apparently thinks I'm a bi-curious aficionado of expensive saucepans who's interested in traveling to Muskegon via high-speed ferry.
2013-01-03 04:44:44 PM  
2 votes:

mizchief: So yea, I think it's fair to assume that Obama's likely successor would try to distance herself from this issue by conveniently falling ill until the next crisis draws attention away.


If that's the case, you gotta give Hillary some props. Downing a big ol' jar of norovirus, puking 'till she passes out, and taking a header to sit this one out is pretty badass.

/I think we've found the new Birthers
//"Why won't she release the long-form MRI?"
2013-01-03 04:30:57 PM  
2 votes:

ccundiff: [pagead2.googlesyndication.com image 300x250]
And that I would find her attractive.


or human.

that's a goddamn Grey with a perm.
2013-01-03 04:24:57 PM  
2 votes:

Pick: And further more, I think she should do the right thing and resign the office of Secretary of State. And NOT be allowed to run for POTUS in 2016.


Your whiny opinion is duly noted.

Thanks, be sure to get a cookie and a sticker on your way out.
2013-01-03 04:23:18 PM  
2 votes:
halfof33:

Yes, sometime about mid-September the Administration dropped that story from their explanation, and then announced a couple of months later that the claim that the attack was the spontaneous outgrowth of a protest outside the consulate in Benghazi was "incorrect."

you mean that the administration shifted their view as more detailed and accurate information became available?  THOSE MONSTERS!  Republicans, on the other hand, come up with an explanation based pm inaccurate data and NEVER change their opinion no matter what.  because that's how a country should be run, gotdammit!

yeesh.
2013-01-03 04:21:14 PM  
2 votes:

NuttierThanEver: gerrymander: DERP


For fiscal 2013, the GOP-controlled House proposed spending $1.934 billion for the State Department's Worldwide Security Protection program -- well below the $2.15billion requested by the Obama administration. House Republicans cut the administration's request for embassy security funding by $128 million in fiscal 2011 and $331 million in fiscal 2012. (Negotiations with the Democrat-controlled Senate restored about $88 million of the administration's request.) Last year, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that Republicans' proposed cuts to her department would be "detrimental to America's national security" -- a charge Republicans rejected.
Ryan, Issa and other House Republicans voted for an amendment in 2009 to cut $1.2 billion from State operations, including funds for 300 more diplomatic security positions. Under Ryan's budget, non-defense discretionary spending, which includes State Department funding, would be slashed nearly 20 percent in 2014, which would translate to more than $400 million in additional cuts to embassy security.


This is what you call "getting your ass handed to you."
2013-01-03 04:20:35 PM  
2 votes:

ccundiff: [pagead2.googlesyndication.com image 300x250]
The internet seems to think that I am a single christian these days. And that I would find her attractive.


You don't have a forehead fetish?
2013-01-03 04:19:02 PM  
2 votes:
i90.photobucket.comwww.archerfx.cz
2013-01-03 04:08:52 PM  
2 votes:

lennavan: unexplained bacon: Gentoolive: Just another coverup.. only ones that can't see it are libtards.

what was covered up?

/libtard

He doesn't know. That's how you know it was a coverup. If he knew what was being covered up, then he could tell you. Duh.


woah...that's just like the guy who keeps rearranging my furniture when I'm sleeping...he always manages to get everything back to exactly where it was and disappear without a trace before I wake up.
2013-01-03 04:07:56 PM  
2 votes:
Gee, a Clinton pit bull acting like an extinction level event douchebag, again. Who'd a thought?
2013-01-03 04:05:30 PM  
2 votes:
www.rawstory.com

I just sharted.
2013-01-03 04:04:56 PM  
2 votes:

unexplained bacon: Gentoolive: Just another coverup.. only ones that can't see it are libtards.

what was covered up?

/libtard


He doesn't know. That's how you know it was a coverup. If he knew what was being covered up, then he could tell you. Duh.
2013-01-03 03:59:26 PM  
2 votes:

ginandbacon: When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?


Idus Martiae 710 ab urbe condita.
2013-01-03 03:55:01 PM  
2 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: ginandbacon: When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?

June 22, 2004


The assassination of Francisco Ortiz Franco hit us all, but I don't think it really contributed to ginandbacon's question.
2013-01-03 03:54:08 PM  
2 votes:
I have suspected that Hillary has had a brain clot for the past 23 years at least.
2013-01-03 03:52:32 PM  
2 votes:

ginandbacon: When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?


January 20, 2009.
2013-01-03 02:16:20 PM  
2 votes:
Clinton looked actually, literally blue in that picture of her leaving the hospital yesterday.

But yes, Fox, please keep floating your whacknuttery about her faking being ill.  That can't possibly make you look stupid obtuse and callous.
2013-01-04 03:41:21 PM  
1 votes:

Halli: Silly Jesus: Zasteva: Silly Jesus: Zasteva: Silly Jesus: /i voted for Obama

Why?

He was the shinier of two turds.

Then you should probably quit bringing it up. It doesn't demonstrate any lack of bias on your part.

But anyone who doesn't wholeheartedly agree with Fark Libs is a Romney voting, bible toting, tea partying, gun farking zealot.

Nah you're just a douchebag modtroll. Not a very good one either.


I love you.
2013-01-04 11:53:26 AM  
1 votes:

evilboyevil: Silly Jesus: Somehow athletes get concussed and come back into the football game minutes later while Clinton can't seem to talk weeks later.

She's a 60 year old woman with a blood clot in her brain. You do know depending on severity that that means stroke, irrecoverable brain damage, and death, right? You're all sick motherfarkers.


It wasn't on her brain, sweetie. It was outside the skull.
2013-01-04 12:05:02 AM  
1 votes:
Came for teh funny captions on this photo:

www.rawstory.com

Leaving disappointed and convinced now more than ever:

i.qkme.me
2013-01-03 11:56:44 PM  
1 votes:
www.bitlogic.com
2013-01-03 10:25:31 PM  
1 votes:

tony41454: Who gives a frecking crap what state Hilliary's brain's in? She's guilty of being an accomplice to murder. Slap her fat butt with a subpoena and get her on the stand!


cdn.niketalk.com
2013-01-03 09:41:23 PM  
1 votes:

Thunderpipes: Hickory-smoked: Thunderpipes: wish they answered questions so quickly when Americans were being killed and dragged through the streets.

Is that what you think happened to Ambassador Stevens, or are you referring to something less fabricated?

So he was not killed, and pictures showing him being dragged through the streets did not pop up right away? Weird, I saw them.


You obviously don't know what the fark you saw.

Hard to believe anything you say now.
2013-01-03 07:57:08 PM  
1 votes:

garraty: Maybe, just maybe, if you are trying to catch the people responsible you don't say "this was an Al-Qieda attack perpetrated by hamdi-al-farkstain of 22 desert street in retaliation for our secret CIA rendition site" and instead blame it on protests that are happening around the world to keep them in the dark about what you know...


Oh trust me, had Obama infodumped everything they had by the day that Susan Rice went on TV (AND TOTALLY LIED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE), everyone who is currently outraged would be just as outraged at him burning assets/being an amateur/playing into the hands of Al-Qaeda (intentionally? Irresponsible not to speculate on that) and getting four people killed in vain.

Actually you can pretty much assume that everyone who is outraged by how Obama handled this would be outraged for any way that Obama handled it.

foreach (object item in benghazi.Items){  if (benghazi.ToString() == "Obama Response") System.Console.WriteLine("Slurper!"); );}
2013-01-03 06:31:21 PM  
1 votes:

ThatBillmanGuy: Wait, its now a lie that the government spent a lot of time trying to blame this on a Muslim parody film? I'm sort of out of the loop on this, but I remember everyone talking about how that film was to blame. When did that change? What the hell was everyone talking about that film for, then? I'm not up on this Benghazi thing, so I'm seriously asking and not trying to troll, since bringing it up seems to provoke that kind of reaction.

/not my intent.


You remember correctly.  On Sept. 11, people around the world began demonstrating and even rioting due to the trailer (there is no actual film, just a long trailer).  Most notably in Egypt where the embassy staff put out a few tweets condemning the "film" .  This was (originally) the outrage and impeachable offense.

Rioting alos broke out in Libya, specifically in Benghazi.  At the time and in the fog, many people reasonably believed that they were rioting in Libya for the same reasons.  On 9/12 Obama mentioned nothing about the youtube clip, but intead said "No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for.".   In addition to make me some tea's timeline, this also was an impeachable offense because "acts of terror" is way different than "terrorist acts" for some reason.

Then on 9/16, Susan Rice (who was Ambassador to the UN, and therefore would have had zero knowledge or influence on the situation in Libya, and therefore could only repeat what point she had been told) said:
Well, Jake, first of all, it's important to know that there's an FBI investigation that has begun and will take some time to be completed. That will tell us with certainty what transpired.
But our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous -- not a premeditated -- response to what had transpired in Cairo. In Cairo, as you know, a few hours earlier, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated.

We believe that folks in Benghazi, a small number of people came to the embassy to -- or to the consulate, rather, to replicate the sort of challenge that was posed in Cairo. And then as that unfolded, it seems to have been hijacked, let us say, by some individual clusters of extremists who came with heavier weapons, weapons that as you know in -- in the wake of the revolution in Libya are -- are quite common and accessible. And it then evolved from there.
We'll wait to see exactly what the investigation finally confirms, but that's the best information we have at present.

Ultimately, it was proven that it was not the youtube clip, and that the Intelligence folks were already pretty sure of that, but in order to not burn assets on the ground, chose to prepare remarks that implied that it may be the video, while explicitly stating that it might not be the video.

Shortly thereafter, the Administration stopped mentioning the video, while John McCain, Lindsay Graham and wingnut bloggers screamed about it not being the video for the next 3.5 months.

meanwhile most of the rumors that were so scandalous weren't true.  Obama did send help, it just couldn't make it in time. Obama didn't watch them die while snorting coke off Bill Ayers buttocks.  There was such a big coverup that the Administration accepted an independent review that said that several senior staff members made mistakes in judgment that left the staff in Benghazi vulnerable.  A report that the state department accepted without issue.  4 people have been fired for it.

In the meantime "Scandal" has been defined down to mean "every bad decision ever".  "Coverup" has been defined down to mean "ever making a statement that may not be 100% correct, regardless of whether you are lying, protecting someone or repeating a statement you have no way of proving the veracity of" and "Slurper" has been defined by an idiot to mean "anyone who can;t sustain free-floating rage at this moving target".
2013-01-03 05:50:19 PM  
1 votes:
Obama claimed, multiple times, that the embassy contained weapons of mass destruction. This was proven to be false, and we ended up going to war over it which caused many thousands of deaths.

People should be outraged, and yes, we deserve some answers.

Thank God we have Fox News to continue to drive the unpopular, but necessary, conversations in this country.
2013-01-03 05:43:38 PM  
1 votes:

MadAzza: halfof33:

Ploink

Poop coming out?

I think he shiat a brick.

i159.photobucket.com
2013-01-03 05:37:38 PM  
1 votes:
halfof33:

Ploink

Poop coming out?
2013-01-03 05:27:53 PM  
1 votes:

Sock Ruh Tease: ginandbacon: When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?

March 15, 44 BC


Ides see what you did there.
2013-01-03 05:26:09 PM  
1 votes:

Silly Jesus: theknuckler_33: Silly Jesus: The report said that FROM THE BEGINNING they knew it was a terrorist attack. It says that thinking that it was about the video was at no time legitimate. The only thing that evolved was the lie.

Just curious, but how did these dastardly lies a) harm the US, b) benefit Obama or the administration, c) have any effect whatsoever on anything. I mean, I get that you are upset that Rice said 5 days later that "the best information we have at this time" while stating about half a dozen caveats was a bunch of information that was not accurate... I really do. Is that shocking though?  I mean, for goodness sakes... 5 days. It took a YEAR before they even set up a friggin' commission to investigate the original 9/11 attacks and you are losing your shiat over stuff said on a TV news show 5 days after the event happened. AND... the 'lies' benefitted noone. What in good God's name are you so farking upset about??!?!?

Lol

3/10


Getting a troll rating from a troll:   priceless.
2013-01-03 05:22:15 PM  
1 votes:

halfof33: theknuckler_33: Hey, it's the guy upset that information wasn't immediately disseminated to the general public fast enough and is outraged! How you doin'?

I was just pointing out an obviously false statement.

Sorry that bothers you.

Have a slurpee.


Statements made by administration representatives that in retrospect turn out to be obviously false. Well, there certainly is a long history of such things. On the outrage meter, this one doesn't even register. You are outraged over the fact that it was a false statement... that's it... not over what the false statement did or what it meant or anything... it was false, so  OUTRAGE! Hey man, I get it. Obama bad! Totally. But hanging your hat on this is about the thickness of a piece of paper step above birth certificate. But hey, keep fighting the good fight, freedom loving patriot!
2013-01-03 05:14:35 PM  
1 votes:

sprawl15: olddinosaur: The facts are not in dispute:

The consulate was under seige for more than 8 hours, both Obama and Clinton were notified in 90 minutes + or - 15 minutes, and did nothing. Two Navy SEALS who were nearby were ordered to stand down, and both died when they disobeyed orders and defended the consulate anyway.

Also a true fact: both of these SEALS were the last living members of the team Obama claimed to have used to kill bin Laden, finishing the coverup he started by shooting down that helicopter.


Have they confirmed yet that they were the team Hillary used to kill Vince Foster?
2013-01-03 05:00:02 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: um...what report?


Drudge.
2013-01-03 04:57:10 PM  
1 votes:

vpb: Shadowknight: What, it's not like blood clots in your brain are life threatening, eh?

Well, some people don't have that problem to worry about.


images.forum-auto.com
2013-01-03 04:48:25 PM  
1 votes:

NeverDrunk23: What is with all these political threads getting main paged today? When they are mained they are even derpier than usual and i just answered my own question, didn't I?


It's Fark's desperate bid to stay relevant (and solvent). That's how you know they side with the conservative derpers in Congress: when the derp they're shoveling isn't working, DOUBLE DOWN ON THE DERP!
2013-01-03 04:46:32 PM  
1 votes:
Because she was in the hospital specifically to avoid answering for it.
2013-01-03 04:42:06 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: I guess after the election ass beating AND abandoning New Jersey and New York, the GOP is desperate for SOMETHING they can use to go after Obama.  that unplanned massacre/gun control debate sure didn't help 'em any either for that matter.  all in all, not a good couple months for the Republican party.  they need a win, or something they can call a win at any rate.  if they can go after Clinton or make Benghazi sound like a scandal that'd be something in their favor.

problem is, I don't see it working out for 'em.  the GOP cut the state department security funding and is on record as saying it just wasn't a priority item.  once again, classic example of the Republican party being incompetent and their own worst enemy.  at this point, I think the best/easiest way to f*ck up the GOP is just let 'em talk for a while and not interrupt.


"Please proceed" is the order of the day.

The thing is after each of these dreadful blunders the GOP try to rally and explain why the last PR nightmare is not really a big deal. But before the shiny new narrative gets a chance to gel there is a whole new PR disaster.

I think they just still havent adjusted to the digital age. They keep thinking they can control the narrative with smoke and mirrors. They have progressed to using these newfangled social media outlets but they really have no idea how it all works so they rely on Drudge. All Drudge cares about is selling guns. He doesnt give one whit about these peoples careers. And so he leads them merrily on. Hes like the pied piper of derp.
2013-01-03 04:35:57 PM  
1 votes:

garkola: For all the Democrats are like "hey, who cares", here's a tip: the Ambassador was killed in the attack, which doesn't happen often, and is a pretty big deal...except in the case of this poor schmuck, who got himself killed in an election year.


I understand no Ambassador actually died during the Bush years, but there were A LOT of these types of attacks where Americans died:
June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51.

February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards.

July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan
Suicide bomber kills two.

December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded.

March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomat

September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria
Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb. One killed and 13 wounded.

March 18, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana'a, Yemen
Mortar attack misses embassy, hits nearby girls' school instead.

July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed.

September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana'a, Yemen
Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured.

Oh yeah - and there was that whole WTC Bin Laden attack that Bush ignored warnings of.  If you are not outraged by any of the above attacks and didn't voice it back then, we all can safely assume you are nothing but a shill carrying water for the right wing because ... you're pathetic I guess.
2013-01-03 04:35:45 PM  
1 votes:

calm like a bomb: Silly Jesus: calm like a bomb: Silly Jesus: Somehow athletes get concussed and come back into the football game minutes later while Clinton can't seem to talk weeks later.

The fact that the concussion came from passing out due to dehydration secondary to a really bad gastrointestinal virus certainly has no bearing on this at all.

You're right. Good point. When I have the shiats I am unable to speak for a week.

I see what you mean. Certainly when you go in front of a congressional subcommittee, little things like shiatting yourself and fuzzy confusion due to head trauma should be of no concern at all.


it would certainly liven up the proceedings, that's for sure.
2013-01-03 04:35:18 PM  
1 votes:

Silly Jesus: Somehow athletes get concussed and come back into the football game minutes later while Clinton can't seem to talk weeks later.


You are stupid and bad and you shouuld be ashamed.
2013-01-03 04:34:41 PM  
1 votes:

ginandbacon: When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?


March 15, 44 BC
2013-01-03 04:33:25 PM  
1 votes:

heap: ccundiff: [pagead2.googlesyndication.com image 300x250]
And that I would find her attractive.

or human.

that's a goddamn Grey with a perm.


Her face appears to be a mask. I suspect she is a Worm That Walks.
1-media-cdn.foolz.us
2013-01-03 04:32:12 PM  
1 votes:

VoodooTaco: Weaver95: Philip Francis Queeg: Silly Jesus: Somehow athletes get concussed and come back into the football game minutes later while Clinton can't seem to talk weeks later.

and of course professional athletes and 65 year old politicians react exactly the same way to physiocal injury.

yup.  exactly the same way.  totally.

I for one would like to see more 65 year old ladies in the NFL....


www.ultimatecoupons.com
2013-01-03 04:32:07 PM  
1 votes:

halfof33: Weaver95: you mean that the administration shifted their view as more detailed and accurate information became available? THOSE MONSTERS! Republicans, on the other hand, come up with an explanation based pm inaccurate data and NEVER change their opinion no matter what. because that's how a country should be run, gotdammit!

lolz. You mean how they kept saying it a week after it that lie had been publicly ridiculed as preposterous by the President of Libya?


What exactly is your problem here? That the administration waiting until it knew what it was taking about before making a statement?

There was a video. It did cause violence, which was exactly what it was intended to do. The people who killed the 4 people in Libya attempted to use the international violence caused by the video to get away with killing 4 Americans in a consulate, and we let them think they had succeeded at that while we gathered evidence.

You're one of those people who think the police shouldn't withhold any bit of information to the press, right? Because you have a "right to know".

Go back to watching Nancy Grace.
2013-01-03 04:31:59 PM  
1 votes:

unexplained bacon: lennavan: unexplained bacon: lennavan: unexplained bacon: Gentoolive: Just another coverup.. only ones that can't see it are libtards.

what was covered up?

/libtard

He doesn't know. That's how you know it was a coverup. If he knew what was being covered up, then he could tell you. Duh.

woah...that's just like the guy who keeps rearranging my furniture when I'm sleeping...he always manages to get everything back to exactly where it was and disappear without a trace before I wake up.

No it's much worse than that. Have you ever noticed in the morning your kitchen looks EXACTLY THE SAME as it did when you went to bed? This would be like me asking you what is being covered up in your kitchen. You don't know because it's a cover-up, just like Benghazi. For all you know there's a wild sex orgy going on at 2AM only to covered-up at 4AM so you don't notice by 6AM. Patriots like Gentoolive are just asking questions, trying to figure out what went on. Evidence of nothing wrong going on is exactly what they want you to think.

godammit!!

You're right, everything is exactly the same in my kitchen. I wonder if the guy that moves my furniture knows about this.


Study it out! Just study it out! You'll see...
2013-01-03 04:31:38 PM  
1 votes:

Carn: vudutek: gilgigamesh: whacknuttery

Thank you, my vocabulary has a new addition.

File it right next to wingbattery.


Don't use that word, people will confuse it with my male depilation business, "Waxnuttery"
2013-01-03 04:30:53 PM  
1 votes:

lennavan: unexplained bacon: lennavan: unexplained bacon: Gentoolive: Just another coverup.. only ones that can't see it are libtards.

what was covered up?

/libtard

He doesn't know. That's how you know it was a coverup. If he knew what was being covered up, then he could tell you. Duh.

woah...that's just like the guy who keeps rearranging my furniture when I'm sleeping...he always manages to get everything back to exactly where it was and disappear without a trace before I wake up.

No it's much worse than that. Have you ever noticed in the morning your kitchen looks EXACTLY THE SAME as it did when you went to bed? This would be like me asking you what is being covered up in your kitchen. You don't know because it's a cover-up, just like Benghazi. For all you know there's a wild sex orgy going on at 2AM only to covered-up at 4AM so you don't notice by 6AM. Patriots like Gentoolive are just asking questions, trying to figure out what went on. Evidence of nothing wrong going on is exactly what they want you to think.


godammit!!

You're right, everything is exactly the same in my kitchen. I wonder if the guy that moves my furniture knows about this.
2013-01-03 04:30:30 PM  
1 votes:
www.rawstory.com

simply Derptastic


also pulled FTFA -- ""If you send us what you really said, I'll make sure it's properly reflected.""

Anyone else think this snarky comment, actually rings true for MOST "quoted statements"?
2013-01-03 04:26:48 PM  
1 votes:

Silly Jesus: Somehow athletes get concussed and come back into the football game minutes later while Clinton can't seem to talk weeks later.


but to what end? TO. WHAT. END??

what does it all mean?
2013-01-03 04:24:35 PM  
1 votes:

unexplained bacon: lennavan: unexplained bacon: Gentoolive: Just another coverup.. only ones that can't see it are libtards.

what was covered up?

/libtard

He doesn't know. That's how you know it was a coverup. If he knew what was being covered up, then he could tell you. Duh.

woah...that's just like the guy who keeps rearranging my furniture when I'm sleeping...he always manages to get everything back to exactly where it was and disappear without a trace before I wake up.


No it's much worse than that. Have you ever noticed in the morning your kitchen looks EXACTLY THE SAME as it did when you went to bed? This would be like me asking you what is being covered up in your kitchen. You don't know because it's a cover-up, just like Benghazi. For all you know there's a wild sex orgy going on at 2AM only to covered-up at 4AM so you don't notice by 6AM. Patriots like Gentoolive are just asking questions, trying to figure out what went on. Evidence of nothing wrong going on is exactly what they want you to think.
2013-01-03 04:24:03 PM  
1 votes:

GORDON: ginandbacon: When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?

2008.

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism..


Decent is the highest form of patriotic...
2013-01-03 04:24:03 PM  
1 votes:
I have noticed that since winning re-election, President Obama and his staff are less patient with the opposition and their surrogates when they get all derpy. Rather than trying to "be nice" like before, they respond with snarkiness. I hope it continues.
2013-01-03 04:14:18 PM  
1 votes:
Cyclometh

gerrymander: NuttierThanEver: For the last time someone please explain to me worst case scenario-wise why this is a thing. I mean short of Obama and Hillary actually leading the attack on the embassy what is it they supposedly did. Was there actionable intelligence that an attack was imminent that was ignored?

We know of no specific intelligence that an attack was planned on the Benghazi embassy on September 11 of last year. That said, we do have specific evidence that the embassy and staff were already targeted, due to the three attacks against that were made against perceived (by terrorists) Western-aligned organizations (the US embassy, a British embassy motorcade, the local Red Cross offices) starting that previous June. We also have repeated requests from US Ambassador Stevens for more security, all of which were denied. And finally, of course, there's that date again.

This is a thing not because the spy network failed (though it might have), but because: A) the State Department fell down on the job of doing the most basic security for an embassy in a country in turmoil, B) four US citizens on the government payroll died because of it, and C) the executive branch spent weeks telling the US and the world that it was our fault for inciting those wacky Mooslems with a Monty Python-level quality YouTube video. Like the kids say, it's not the crime that gets you; it's the cover-up.

This thread is going to go very badly for you.


You are probably correct. The funny thing is he was asked a question and responded appropriately and factually where he could. Of course the responses will be predictable.

The stupid (lib favorite) : NuttierThanEver - gerrymander: DERP

The revisionist: what_now - This is absolutely not true, but lets just say it was: In what possible world is it a problem for the Executive branch to actually do some research and get all the facts before telling everyone what happened? I know you like to stay infromed, but why should the Obama administration burn potential security assets on the ground to satisfy your immediate need to know?

and The denier: lennavan - Call me when there's a crime, or a cover-up.

and thats just in the first 5 minutes.
2013-01-03 04:14:02 PM  
1 votes:
To be fair, brain damage is clearly not considered any sort of impediment to performing any sort of job at Fox, so you can see how they might be confused.
2013-01-03 04:13:56 PM  
1 votes:

ThatBillmanGuy: Wait, its now a lie that the government spent a lot of time trying to blame this on a Muslim parody film? I'm sort of out of the loop on this, but I remember everyone talking about how that film was to blame. When did that change? What the hell was everyone talking about that film for, then? I'm not up on this Benghazi thing, so I'm seriously asking and not trying to troll, since bringing it up seems to provoke that kind of reaction.

/not my intent.


I remember exactly what you're referring to, but I'm too lazy/apathetic to look up whether these things were stated by the White House or if they were just said by someone in the news. There was a guy who was a jerk who made an anti Muslim movie, it ended up on Youtube, and the actors/actresses didn't know what kind of movie they were in, and there was violence specifically at the embassy and people were killed because of it. I probably had Fritos that day.
2013-01-03 04:12:50 PM  
1 votes:

ginandbacon: When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?


media-3.web.britannica.com
2013-01-03 04:11:00 PM  
1 votes:

Craptastic: [www.rawstory.com image 615x345]

I just sharted.


Heh... almost a simulshart!
2013-01-03 04:07:26 PM  
1 votes:

gerrymander: the State Department fell down on the job of doing the most basic security for an embassy


Good thing it wasn't an Embassy, then, huh?

It was a Consulate, and the security for such is (in almost every circumstance, worldwide) provided by the host country, which was the case in Benghazi.

Then there's the fact that the response team from the Annex was contracted by the CIA, not State, but that's just a minor detail, right?

This has been known for quite some time.

Do catch up.
2013-01-03 04:05:08 PM  
1 votes:
i90.photobucket.com

What said Fox News "journalist" may look like.
2013-01-03 04:02:55 PM  
1 votes:

darth_badger: She fell so hard it knocked the Bengazi right out of her.


After a head injury like that she'll be able to say "I do not recall, senator" with the best of them.

/why does that sound familiar?
2013-01-03 04:00:09 PM  
1 votes:

gerrymander: NuttierThanEver: For the last time someone please explain to me worst case scenario-wise why this is a thing. I mean short of Obama and Hillary actually leading the attack on the embassy what is it they supposedly did. Was there actionable intelligence that an attack was imminent that was ignored?

We know of no specific intelligence that an attack was planned on the Benghazi embassy on September 11 of last year. That said, we do have specific evidence that the embassy and staff were already targeted, due to the three attacks against that were made against perceived (by terrorists) Western-aligned organizations (the US embassy, a British embassy motorcade, the local Red Cross offices) starting that previous June. We also have repeated requests from US Ambassador Stevens for more security, all of which were denied. And finally, of course, there's that date again.


There was as much intelligence suggesting a terrorist attack would occur on September 11, 2012 (in Benghazi or anywhere else), as there was for September 11 in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Clearly Obama should have seen this coming.
2013-01-03 03:59:00 PM  
1 votes:

calm like a bomb: ginandbacon: When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?

October 7, 1996


I think we have a winner...
2013-01-03 03:58:41 PM  
1 votes:

ginandbacon



When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?



I think this is where we are heading to or regressing back to. The level of disrespect and vitriol among the opposing parties is degrading rapidily.

I remember years ago when a very similar exchange happened between David Gregory and Bush spokesperson, Bush spokesperson had to apologize.

Reid calls Boehner a dictator, Boehner tells Ried to F--- off.

I expect dueling to be back in fashion in 2 years.
2013-01-03 03:58:23 PM  
1 votes:
Tonight on Fox News:

Just what are the big, meanie, poopyheads at the State Department hiding?

We'll report, you decide.
2013-01-03 03:58:00 PM  
1 votes:

gerrymander: Like the kids say, it's not the crime that gets you; it's the cover-up.


Call me when there's a crime, or a cover-up.
2013-01-03 03:57:08 PM  
1 votes:
zing
2013-01-03 03:55:23 PM  
1 votes:
fark John Kerry and Susan Rice, promote this Reines guy to secretary when Clinton exits.
2013-01-03 03:10:07 PM  
1 votes:
Let's see, off the top of my head, here are the current rabble of Benghazi conspiracy theories regarding Obama and his staff:

* He intentionally delayed a rescue operation while he watched terrorists burn the embassy live on dronecam, probably whilst laughing manically
* He ordered Susan Rice to lie about the fact that it was a terrorists attack, instead insisting it was anti-Islam video protesters
* He funneled Libyan arms after Ghaddafi's assassination into terrorist cells based in Lybia, which were then quickly smuggled out of the country
* Hillary knows too much and was prepared to spill the beans, therefore she conveniently got a "concussion" and subsequent "blood clot"
* Genera lPetraeus, seeing the handwriting on the wall, concocted a phony story about him farking some hotsy-totsy journalist as cover to remove himself from the spotlight so as to avoid having to testify before Congress
2013-01-03 03:02:15 PM  
1 votes:

NuttierThanEver: For the last time someone please explain to me worst case scenario-wise why this is a thing. I mean short of Obama and Hillary actually leading the attack on the embassy what is it they supposedly did. Was there actionable intelligence that an attack was imminent that was ignored?


We know of no specific intelligence that an attack was planned on the Benghazi embassy on September 11 of last year. That said, we do have specific evidence that the embassy and staff were already targeted, due to the three attacks against that were made against perceived (by terrorists) Western-aligned organizations (the US embassy, a British embassy motorcade, the local Red Cross offices) starting that previous June. We also have repeated requests from US Ambassador Stevens for more security, all of which were denied. And finally, of course, there's that date again.

This is a thing not because the spy network failed (though it might have), but because: A) the State Department fell down on the job of doing the most basic security for an embassy in a country in turmoil, B) four US citizens on the government payroll died because of it, and C) the executive branch spent weeks telling the US and the world that it was our fault for inciting those wacky Mooslems with a Monty Python-level quality YouTube video. Like the kids say, it's not the crime that gets you; it's the cover-up.
2013-01-03 02:52:58 PM  
1 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: ginandbacon: When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?

June 22, 2004


The earthquake in Central Maine?
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-01-03 02:32:55 PM  
1 votes:

Shadowknight: What, it's not like blood clots in your brain are life threatening, eh?


Well, some people don't have that problem to worry about.
2013-01-03 02:31:25 PM  
1 votes:

ginandbacon: When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?


June 22, 2004
 
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