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Just heard a min. or two of Neil Bortz while on a quick bladder break and heard him say that he's heard... that "it's out there"... that some in the military are saying that Obama "staged" Benghazi with the intent of sending in the cavalry in the nick of time to save the day.  But, that the Seals botched Obama's rescue attempt before Obama was ready to send in the cavalry, so ordered them to stand down.
Mr. 9-9-9 whom Bortz had on as a guest, apparently, nodded in agreement that he wouldn't be surprised.
Just a short diary, but maybe someone here on the G.O.S. can fill in the details.
The Crackpotosphere gets whackier by the day!  But, no doubt Vanity will have it on Fox tonight.

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  •  I truly fail to understand (8+ / 0-)

    the fascination with the Benghazi incident.  For a while people were posting crap here too about, what was the Ambassador doing out of the embassy in Tripoli,  why were CIA people so close,  what was being plotted out?

    Its a consulate, in a town full of militia's with weapons, many of which have Islamist jihad/Al Quaida sympathies even if not affiliated, and Americans aren't exactly everybodies' favorite guests in these countries, even if Americans are generally in favor right now with most Libyans.  Attacks are going to occur.  Security isn't infallible.  

    It happened many time's on Bush's watch.  It happens in almost every European country as well.  There are continuous threats.   Why the conspiracy theory.

    Why Neal Bortz says stupid stuff, I get.  But the whole expectation that something odd or strange happened, instead of something that Drunk Nate Silver would give a 89% probability, I don't get.  If there was going to be some huge conspiracy, it wouldn't be four people in Benghazi at the focal point.

    •  It's like for calling to fire McDonald's CEO (6+ / 0-)
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      winkk, jfromga, eXtina, marina, bluezen, dconrad

      If a franchise gets robbed in Kansas. As the American people rightfully ignore the message, the crazies escalate from "this was bad for the President," to "let's lynch the President" and think it's going to win over the public. It's an absolutely inane direction to go politically, as it makes the GOP and Tea Party look even more clownish and ludicrous, something I never thought would be possible. I guess I underestimated them.

      •  great analogy (1+ / 0-)
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        bluezen

        "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

        by eXtina on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:31:39 PM PST

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      •  To go further: (5+ / 0-)
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        marina, winkk, Rox Girl, bluezen, dconrad

        It got robbed because the CEO is lazy, weak, and friends with the robbers.

        "A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself." - Joseph Pulitzer

        by CFAmick on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 02:11:48 PM PST

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      •  this is a bad analogy (0+ / 0-)

        1. People got killed, not just robbed
        2. An ambassador was killed, an act of war, really
        3. The administration made some very strange noises about the BS that the "movie made them do it".

        Other than that, yeah, the parade was fine, thank you for asking.

        •  Our "wars" of the last 30 or so years have (1+ / 0-)
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          howarddream

          screwed up our definition. Killing an ambassador could be casus belli if there's evidence that another government planned or somehow participated in the attack, but so far, there's no evidence of another country's involvement, at least that I'm aware of. Calling it an act of war continues the justification for putting American troops anywhere, anytime in the name of "defeating terrorism," an abuse of the U.S.'s hegemony that I'm opposed to.

          People do get killed in robberies, so while the scale of crimes and entities is obviously different, I still think the analogy holds. The fact remains like a remote CEO, that President Obama had nothing to do with the attack on the embassy in Benghazi, the parties that planned and committed the attack had nothing to do with the U.S. government. To assume otherwise requires putting on a tinfoil hat.

          I agree that the administration's strange noises were unhelpful. But they were consistent with a campaign trying to get re-elected when a tragedy strikes while trying to find a message to keep that tragedy from reflecting poorly on the candidate's capabilities. While this ended up backfiring on Obama, it's not a cover-up comparable to Watergate, and it's still not inconsistent with my analogy, as CEO's massage their messaging all the time, even when they're better off just shooting straight from the beginning.

    •  Well, it was grabbed and (0+ / 0-)

      turned into a political football almost instantaneously so Romney could try to paint Obama as anti-American. I wonder who's idea that was. Some Karl Rove scholar, certainly. I think that did it,  then things evolved into the inference it was a 9/11 attack that could have been predicted and there wasn't enough preparation for it. And that the failings were covered up by trying to paint the attack as a protest riot that turned violent.

      Personally, I'd like to know what went on.

      Don't ask me nothin' about nothin'. I just might tell ya the truth -- B. Dylan

      by ponderer on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 02:13:42 PM PST

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    •  It's the new Solyndra (0+ / 0-)

      Next month, it will be something else.

      "A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself." - Joseph Pulitzer

      by CFAmick on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 04:45:38 PM PST

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  •  They're not going to learn from their ass-beating (8+ / 0-)

    are they?

  •  If they'd put this much analysis into (5+ / 0-)
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    Dr Seuss, marina, winkk, bluezen, dconrad

    the invasion of Iraq, they might have seen that the justifications were total bullshit.

    "A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself." - Joseph Pulitzer

    by CFAmick on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 02:08:18 PM PST

  •  Boortz is looking (0+ / 0-)

    to go out with a bang.  Frankly, I don't really care, just as long as he goes.

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 03:48:46 PM PST

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