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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:53 PM

The Frothing Benghazi Republicans are really, really

hateful and/or really, really dumb. You'd think they would know and care about not revealing classified information.

They keep saying that the lie was about the video. At no time did anyone, including Susan Rice say definitely the attacks were due to the video. They repeatedly said things like "we will wait for a definitive answer as to motive and identity of the perpetrators/group until the investigation is completed, based on our assessment at the moment..., things could change as the investigation progresses..., based on the atmosphere of general protests in the region, it isn't unreasable to think the video might have been a factor, etc., etc.

Maybe some republican senators need lessons on classified information deemed not available to the general public either temporarily or permanently.

These deranged, rabid senators are doing a huge disservice to the intelligence community, the American public and national security by continuing to harp on bogus "lies", etc. It will either cause the intelligence community to further insulate itself from divulging ANY information to the American people OR it will open up a chasm so wide in the community that secrets and classified intelligence being revealed to the US public (and thereby our enemies), we will have no defenses or protections from foreing enemies/attacks!

Way to go, McCain, Graham, Ayotte and other republican morons!

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/secrecy/RS21900.pdf

Executive Order 13526

The present standards for classifying and declassifying information were last amended on December 29, 2009.19 Under these standards, the President, Vice President, agency heads, and any other officials designated by the President may classify information upon a determination that the unauthorized disclosure of such information could reasonably be expected to damage national security.20 Such information must be owned by, produced by, or under the control of the federal government, and must concern one of the following:

Intelligence activities, intelligence sources/methods, cryptology;

Information may be classified at one of three levels based on the amount of danger that its unauthorized disclosure could reasonably be expected to cause to national security.22 Information is classified as “Top Secret” if its unauthorized disclosure could reasonably be expected to cause“exceptionally grave damage” to national security. The standard for “Secret” information is “serious damage” to national security, while for “confidential” information the standard is “damage” to national security. Significantly, for each level, the original classifying officer must
identify or describe the specific danger potentially presented by the information’s disclosure.23 In case of significant doubt as to the need to classify information or the level of classification

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Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #1
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Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #4
Cobalt-60 Nov 2012 #3
Ken Burch Nov 2012 #5
courseofhistory Nov 2012 #6

Response to courseofhistory (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:54 PM

1. One would think that the GOP had arranged the Benghazi killings

they have so much accurate information which would be classified.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:59 PM

2. And they don't

even seem to care about finding the terrorists and bringing them to justice. Not one word that I know of has been uttered by them decrying the heinous attack and murders--just all this sanctamonious BS over their lies about supposed lies.

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Response to courseofhistory (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:23 PM

4. Yes, hardly a word from them about bringing the terrorists to justice!

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:10 PM

3. Perhaps it was their 2012 9-11 Party

Every election year since 2001 the Republicans have arranged some sort of drama on 9-11. Perhaps this was it.
Normally I wouldn't consider such a thing.
But they're a pack of fascist Liars with a long record of collaboration with our enemies to secure power at home.
So it's not beyond the realm of possibility.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:42 PM

5. That's at least theoretically possible, actually.

Last edited Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:15 AM - Edit history (1)

The Bushes and the Bin Ladens do go back, after all...How do we KNOW that the GOP doesn't have some kind of back-channel relationship with AQ(and with the Iranians, for that matter)? There has been a historic pattern of Middle East terrorist/dictatorship actions or choices just HAPPENING to occur when it's the most advantageous thing for the Republiban for those actions or choices to occur.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:00 AM

6. Anything is

possible with most of these unhinged republicans.

... Americans see a cover-up,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “Only 40% believe that the inaccurate statements that administration officials initially made about the Benghazi attack were an attempt to deliberately mislead the public. Fifty-four percent think those inaccurate statements reflected what the White House believed to be true at the time.”


http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/11/27/1240821/poll-cover-up-benghazi/

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