Also how to politically change the focus of the news.
Let me explain how the exchange of facts you are about to read can portray how the Democrats create confusion. Some 20 years ago I made a business trip to Melbourne Australia and I met a couple and we became great friends, Baxter and Delyse Henderson. Subsequent trips brought them to my home and in February when they were here again.
Ron Jenkins, a retired Air Force Colonel, also met the Henderson’s while working in Australia and he is married to an Australian, Doreen. They reside in a military retirement complex in San Antonio. Ron was here when the Henderson’s visited in February. Baxter, Ron and I have corresponded for many years. Ron and I are conservatives and Baxter has lived a more liberal life beginning in Scotland, Canada and eventually Australia. We are all three well educated, lived successful professional lives and have all traveled the world.
Our exchanges about politics, healthcare or most other subjects have been honest, emotional, and educational. We are all still great friends. It is apparent that Baxter watches several of our news networks besides FOX NEWS and the next two paragraphs are his request for Ron and myself to respond to his concern. CB
Fox is making a huge deal out of 4 people dying in an embassy attack (not to downplay those deaths), yet during the Bush administration there were 13 embassy attacks that killed 87 people. Fox news said nothing and there were no investigations requested by the GOP. There have been 13 congressional hearings over this, and none have found any “conspiracy” of any kind.
What I suspect is that bad decisions were made in the heat of the moment, but not that the President and all of his staff, military and administrative, decided to collectively ignore the problem. Maybe now, since as they have to duck and weave because they made those bad decisions, but not at the time. Why does Fox News continue to have Benghazi as one of their lead items every morning, over here at least? It has taken the heat off Obamacare!
My response was rather short and terse but Ron took more time to properly explain why the Benghazi incident was worse than Watergate and the worst Democratic political cover-up in American history. Sadly Fox News is the only American news source with the courage to supply the entire story. Hopefully our Congress can overcome the Democratic resistance to expose why four Americans were sacrificed to make sure President Obama could get re-elected. CB
Ron Jenkins response to Baxter.
The point of the criticism of the current Administration is focused upon the lies by the political operatives of the President and the President himself.
The ensuing suppression of various forms of communication between gov’t agencies and the withholding of them from Congressional investigators have made prior inquiries and investigations virtually useless.
The issue is broad and spans several administrations, that is true! So let’s focus on the period beginning in 2001, post Sept 11th. Terrorists, world wide, had been emboldened in the years leading up to and including the Iraq war in 1991. The lack of gov’t outrage or retaliation, after the attack on the USS Cole and the debacle in Somalia further exacerbated that attitude amongst the world’s terrorist’s; can you spell Osama??
The majority of attacks on US Embassies, Consulates and personnel had been sudden strikes, in one off attacks, where the perpetrators were small groups of fighters. The series of attacks, starting in Jan 2002 in Calcutta, India, cited by some commentators, starting in Jan 2002, in Calcutta, India, and including the bombing in Sana’a, Yemen in Mar 2008, continued through the Bush administration and were in countries that were either allied or friendly to the US and where the gov’t’s actively pursued the terrorists. The US gov’t has to do their investigations with the cooperation of those gov’t’s, sometimes covertly or by other means. We, the public, don’t really know how much or what was done in those years by our law enforcement agencies. The GOP, a political party, did not receive a rash of complaints that nothing was being done to find out who did what, in many cases, the perpetrators were either killed or jailed. In others, Al Quaida was identified as the responsible group and usually impossible to further identify and apprehend.
The Benghazi attack was entirely different. Libya was definitely not an ally or a friendly place to the USA, before, during or after the attack. The attackers were armed with machine guns (AK 47’s), mortars and rocket propelled grenades (RPG’s). The attack spanned more than half a day and included several diplomatic compounds. Hardly a group of guys, out for a walk one evening, that decided to kill some American’s, as Mrs Clinton claimed during her testimony before a congressional panel.
The Administration was engaged in a re-election campaign. They had a policy narrative that tried to convince the American public that the foreign policy of the President was distinctly better than that of the prior administration, in that our gov’t preferred to embrace Islamist nations, from Morocco to Indonesia. Any event or occurrence that belied that narrative was pooh poohed and suppressed by the Presidents spokesmen and the liberal media.
So, after a succession of riots, and protests across the region, and in Cairo, the prolonged attack in Benghazi was mis-characterized as a “spontaneous, political protest”, rather than what it really was, a planned and coordinated attack on our Consulate, its staff and the Ambassador.
The attack was announced to the various departments in the US gov’t in the middle of the afternoon. The State Dept and the Defense Dept, as well as the NSA, CIA and FBI were all in the loop. The President was informed and briefed before 5 pm. So was the Sec of State. Where they went and what they did after that hour is either unknown or murky. What is clear is that the Presidents political advisors and staff were involved and had input throughout the process.
The stink begins when it became known that calls for help, re-inforcements, support of any kind, was denied!! The excuses for not doing so were ludicrous and unbelievable. Again, the announcements, the “talking points” the statements by our UN Representative (MS Susan Rice) and the President himself, at the UN, were Bull Shit, period!! The attacks were not mere protests a result of an anti-Islamic video, produced by an American and aired in a few isolated TV stations in some Muslim nations.
So, the big deal is that the majority of American’s (62% at the latest Pew Poll) believe that a phoney cover up story had to be concocted and served up to the American public, they think the President and his minions then lied about the whole affair.
Again, it’s not the initial screw up that is the big problem, it’s the lying and subsequent cover up.
What is even more problematic is the way the Obama Administration deals with these screw ups or scandals. He has lost the trust of a majority of us American’s.
We American’s heartily hate a lying hypocrite. Ron
The next exchange was Baxter’s response.
I hate lying hypocrites as well Ron and thanks for your explanation. I don’t think Clinton said they were a group out for walk. She did say those words, but in context and not as the only cause of the attack! I also have some issues that with so many departments being involved as you outlined, not one person has come forward and given a different story. Similar to why troops in Diego Garcia could not have shot down Flight MH370. As you say, they stuffed up the whole thing and now they are lying to cover there rumps. Could this yet end up like the Nixon resignation? Since Nixon have the tape recorders been taken out of the Oval Office which could prove they are lying?
Stuff them all anyway. How is your health. By the length and detail of your reply I am assuming you are well. Is that so?
Someday, likely after the elections in November, everyone but the Democrats will know the truth about the Benghazi killings. Has anyone ever noticed how the Democrats create another crisis like sacrificing American veteran’s lives with politically managed healthcare to take the heat off of the Benghazi fiasco? Even Fox News falls into this trap every time.
Unfortunately the Democrats never accept responsibility for anything and no one is prosecuted for any criminal actions. The veteran healthcare issue is criminal and Obamacare will eventually end up with the same result. Politically rationed healthcare will never work in a free society. Thousands of veterans have died and Obama is pissed off. Not one government employee will go to jail for killing these Americans who offered their lives to protect the very people who killed them. American government sucks but Americans will likely never see major changes. The Republicans are just as leaderless but some individually do care about freedoms.
Why should any Democrat resign Baxter, when the majority of Americans really don’t give a big rats ass as long as they get their welfare checks and the multitude of other Obama Democratic freebies? Liberals will buy enough Senate seats and news network bias to maintain control of the Senate in November and probably get Hillary elected in 2016.
C Brewer May 2014