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View Diary: New Revelation At '47%' Dinner - Romney Was Hoping For Something Like Iran Hostage Crisis (VIDEO) (183 comments)

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  •  speaking of "engineering" (2+ / 0-)
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    This is statement made by Romney during his 47% secret video of speech to the mega rich.

    Romney: Yeah, well. So it's—I can tell you I have a very good team of extraordinarily experienced, highly successful consultants. A couple of people in particular who've done races around the world. I didn't realize these guys in the US, the Karl Rove equivalents, they do races all over the world. In Armenia. In Africa. In Israel. I mean, they work for Bibi Netanyahu in his races. So they do his races and see which ads work and which processes work best and, uh, we have ideas about what we do over the course of the campaign. I'd tell them to you, but I'd have to, you know, shoot ya. [Audience laughs.] Hopefully it will be a successful place.
    I have posted this quote several places in this thread because I have been really upset that no one in the media has picked up on this and asked the question, "who are these people?"   Cheney and his gang perhaps.    They arranged the Iran/Contra affair.  Who knows what else they can "arrange."  Perhaps an attack on a US Embassy just to create an opportunity to give Romney a hook to hang Obama with!

       I must say that attack was highly convenient.  You can't tell me that there are not a bunch of people in and out of the US Government that want to see Obama defeated.  And, after all,  Blackwater types are Cheney led thugs of the first order.

    •  Agree, the timing and GOP response (4+ / 0-)

      struck me at the time as very odd.  There was something about it that was too structured, too cohesive.  It also wasn't the normal response to an embassy being attacked.  

      As a target for Al Qaeda, a consulate is unexpected.  It's not a prestigious, high impact target.  Few civilians are involved.  Maybe Al Qaeda is so weakened that they are just taking what they can get, but those Romney comments put this in a different light.  

      In response to the October Surprise question, why would Romney start talking about Rovian consultants located in Israel and Africa?  If he only plans to take advantage of whatever comes up naturally, there is no need for consultants located in other countries.  Furthermore, there are plenty of right wing consultants working in Europe and Britan, yet Romney focuses on the ones working in potential locales of the October Surprise.  

      To anyone familiar with Rove's tactics, Romney's answer is ominous.  There's no evidence that he's doing anything more than his usual bullshitting on what he thinks his audience wants to hear, but I wouldn't be surprised if there's more to it.

      "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

      by Subterranean on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 11:16:01 AM PDT

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      •  Perhaps the consulate was targeted simply (0+ / 0-)

        because it would not be as well-protected as the embassy was. The American public probably doesn't even realize there's a difference between the two--the point is that American were attacked and that's what would signify to them.

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