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Wed Jan 22, 2014, 08:51 PM

Benghazi Put To Rest --->

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Updated 1/24/14




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Reply Benghazi Put To Rest ---> (Original post)
napkinz Jan 2014 OP
napkinz Jan 2014 #1
bjobotts Jan 2014 #52
11 Bravo Jan 2014 #2
livetohike Jan 2014 #3
karmaqueen Jan 2014 #4
napkinz Jan 2014 #23
Berlum Jan 2014 #25
Frustratedlady Jan 2014 #27
Cha Jan 2014 #5
napkinz Jan 2014 #11
Cha Jan 2014 #12
napkinz Jan 2014 #14
Berlum Jan 2014 #6
Cha Jan 2014 #13
kairos12 Jan 2014 #48
freshwest Jan 2014 #7
sheshe2 Jan 2014 #8
DamnYankeeInHouston Jan 2014 #9
spanone Jan 2014 #10
napkinz Jan 2014 #15
spanone Jan 2014 #16
napkinz Jan 2014 #21
eppur_se_muova Jan 2014 #46
EileenFB Jan 2014 #17
GReedDiamond Jan 2014 #18
Mira Jan 2014 #19
Coyotl Jan 2014 #20
Beacool Jan 2014 #22
Lucinda Jan 2014 #24
Beacool Jan 2014 #30
KansDem Jan 2014 #26
napkinz Jan 2014 #32
KansDem Jan 2014 #34
napkinz Jan 2014 #33
liberalla Jan 2014 #44
napkinz Jan 2014 #55
malaise Jan 2014 #28
Little Star Jan 2014 #29
Kingofalldems Jan 2014 #31
3catwoman3 Jan 2014 #35
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2014 #36
underpants Jan 2014 #37
loudsue Jan 2014 #38
handmade34 Jan 2014 #39
catbyte Jan 2014 #40
napkinz Jan 2014 #41
certainot Jan 2014 #42
Hotler Jan 2014 #43
indepat Jan 2014 #45
BootinUp Jan 2014 #47
Dpm12 Jan 2014 #49
IADEMO2004 Jan 2014 #50
DonViejo Jan 2014 #51
calimary Jan 2014 #53
90-percent Jan 2014 #54
napkinz Jan 2014 #56
UTUSN Jan 2014 #57
napkinz Jan 2014 #58
napkinz Jan 2014 #59

Response to napkinz (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 08:56 PM

1. Another bad day for Benghazi conspiracy theories

by Steve Benen
01/16/14


The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, better known as the Senate Intelligence Committee, published an 85-page report (pdf) today on the attack that left four Americans dead in Benghazi in September 2012. Its findings will likely seem pretty familiar.

The State Department’s failure to heed warnings and requests for more security by diplomatic staff left the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, and its CIA annex vulnerable to the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks that ultimately took the lives of four Americans, according to an unclassified Senate Intelligence Committee report released Wednesday.

The report, which the committee approved by a voice vote, concluded that the attacks could have been prevented and makes several recommendations for improving security of U.S. diplomatic facilities in areas where U.S. personnel are likely to face threats.


If this seems to cover familiar ground, that’s because previous investigations have led to very similar conclusions. The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake noted that Republicans, especially those eager to tear down former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, are likely to be “sorely disappointed” by the findings.

read more: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/more-setbacks-benghazi-conspiracy-theory





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Response to napkinz (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 08:08 PM

52. Thanks. Wish nightly news would post this.

 

60 minutes overlooked facts in their desperation to make Obama look bad. Now 60 minutes is no longer trusted like Issa and others. Great effort here to show the absurdity of this witch hunt. Thanks again for posting.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 09:01 PM

2. Great stuff. Thanks for sharing these.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 09:10 PM

3. Excellent! Thanks for putting this together.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 09:15 PM

4. These are Great!

Wish I could post them all on FB.. Every time I see someone compare benghazi to bridgegate saying no one died in bridgegate I want to scream...

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Response to karmaqueen (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 05:38 AM

23. I've seen a number of vile FB posts on Benghazi

Part of my motivation in compiling these graphics was to create a so-called sledgehammer to combat "the crazy" ... to debunk the Republican propaganda.

Why are we always on defense? It's time to go on offense.

As I posted below in another reply, if Benghazi is a scandal, it's a REPUBLICAN scandal, starting with the Republicans refusal to heed Secretary Clinton's warnings about cutting back on funding for embassy security, and, after the actual attack in Benghazi, followed by Republicans concocting a whole conspiracy theory and establishing hearings to bring down the president. Both actions -- or rather inaction in first case, and overreaction (wild speculation and unfounded accusations) in the second -- render the GOP derelict in the first and depraved in the second.

Such dereliction and depravity make it a REPUBLICAN scandal.

And it's time to hold Republicans accountable.





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Response to napkinz (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 06:21 AM

25. Props to the Napster

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Response to karmaqueen (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 07:20 AM

27. Ah, but someone did die.

The woman the ambulances couldn't get to. She should count for something. Poor thing.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 09:21 PM

5. JHC, napkinz.. the quintessential post for putting Benghazi

to rest!











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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 09:51 PM

11. thanks Cha!





I missed that one





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Response to napkinz (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 09:58 PM

12. It's rare indeed that

you miss one.

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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 10:03 PM

14. I'll try to do better next time







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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 09:24 PM

6. Wasting Away in BenghaziVille (R)

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Would you trust this Republicon to sell you a used car?

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Response to Berlum (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 09:59 PM

13. Somebody find

them their lost shakers of salt.

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Response to Berlum (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 03:48 PM

48. With Issa it would a used car alarm system that no one responds to anyway. Like his hearings.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 09:27 PM

7. I can't pick just one... n/t

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 09:37 PM

8. Well done napkinz!

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 09:45 PM

9. That was beautiful. Thanks.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 09:48 PM

10. a BIG k&r....for all the hard work!!!!

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Response to spanone (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 10:07 PM

15. it's time to hold the GOP ACCOUNTABLE

If it is a scandal ... it's a REPUBLICAN scandal.



Republicans slashed diplomatic security budget, still trying to cut more

May 09, 2013

As part of the Republican majority that has controlled the House the last two years, Mr. Issa joined in cutting nearly a half-billion dollars from the State Department’s two main security accounts. One covers things like security staffing, including local guards, armored vehicles and security technology; the other, embassy construction and upgrades. In 2011 and 2012, President Obama sought a total of $5 billion, and the House approved $4.5 billion.

Utah teabagging Rep. Jason Chaffetz has been a leading proponent of Benghazi conspiracy theories, yet even he isn't shy to proclaim his votes against diplomatic security:

O’BRIEN: Is it true that you voted to cut the funding for embassy security?
CHAFFETZ: Absolutely. Look, we have to make priorities and choices in this country.

Their priorities have consequences. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton (among others) had long warned Republicans that they were weakening national security by cutting, well, security. Back in February of 2011:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton emerged from a meeting with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) sharply critical of proposed Republican cuts to the State Department budget, warning they “will be detrimental to America’s national security."

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/09/1208061/-Republicans-slashed-diplomatic-security-budget-still-trying-to-cut-more



She WARNED Republicans.

They didn't listen.

The GOP must be held accountable.




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Response to napkinz (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 10:40 PM

16. it's frightening that our media has completely ignored this part of the 'benghazi' story

they choose what to report and what not to report

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Response to spanone (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 11:06 PM

21. and much of what they choose to "report" is FICTION








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Response to napkinz (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 03:04 PM

46. Thanks for adding that one, I didn't realize it was *paid* leave. nt

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 10:49 PM

17. Thank you for posting these

graphics. Going to bookmark this page and put it to good use in 2015 when this subject is going to be the battle cry for the Repugs (especially on Facebook).

Thanks again, this is wonderful.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 10:51 PM

18. A Big KnR...thanks for the compilation, napkinz...nt

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 10:57 PM

19. Fabulous piece of work. Thank you napkinz n/t

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 11:05 PM

20. You sure have to scroll down a long way to rec this.

 

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 12:55 AM

22. I'm saving this for 2016.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 05:51 AM

24. I bookmarked too

You know it's gonna come in handy

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 09:38 AM

30. Yes, it is.

On the other hand, Christie might be toast well before the end of this year. Who else do they have? Jeb or a Tea Party kook?




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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 06:32 AM

26. Excellent compilation!

I'm particularly angered by the media's refusal to ask W to clarify himself about how he first learned of the 9/11 attacks:

First he said he saw it on a TV;
Then he said he was notified of it.

Which is it? No one wants to ask...

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Response to KansDem (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 10:14 AM

32. he saw in August 2001 the memo: "Bin Laden Determined To Strike In U.S."
























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Response to napkinz (Reply #32)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 10:32 AM

34. Ah, yes...the "You've Covered Your Ass" moment

What we didn’t know is what happened in between the briefing and the fishing, and now Suskind is here to tell us. Bush listened to the briefing, Suskind says, then told the CIA briefer: “All right. You’ve covered your ass, now.”

http://www.salon.com/2006/06/20/911pdb/

But to Hell with 3,000 Americans...

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Response to KansDem (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 10:29 AM

33. and then there's this ...





Come on MSM, hold them ACCOUNTABLE!





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Response to napkinz (Reply #33)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 02:48 PM

44. I like this one

Many new graphics here... Thanks!

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Response to liberalla (Reply #44)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 02:52 PM

55. Bin Laden must be laughing in his watery grave.

nt




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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 07:26 AM

28. A mose excellent post

K & R

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 07:55 AM

29. Bookmarked! k&r

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 09:52 AM

31. K and R. Great job napkinz.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 11:17 AM

35. Napkins are for...

...cleaning up messes. I would say that Napkinz has just done a masterful job of wiping the floor with the Benghazi RWNJs.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 11:44 AM

36. these are terrific!!!

I like truth. Truth is good.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 11:55 AM

37. Well done

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 12:19 PM

38. This is way to little, way too late. The Dems should have been hitting back HARD

on EVERY news show, calling robo-calls, doing everything to get this message out, WHEN the republicans were pointing their pointy little fingers.

Why now? Why, when it's all forgotten, is everyone ready to fight back?

It's the same EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

It's the corporations that control the MACHINERY of the democratic party that this is allowed. Because those who control THE MACHINERY are the ones who also control the republican machinery. And democrats are the red-headed-step-children. We don't count to THE MACHINERY.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 12:44 PM

39. K&R n/t

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 12:54 PM

40. Wow, thanks!

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 01:12 PM

42. that's great stuff but it can't compete with the 1200 coordinated radio stations that created the

stupidity that is benghazi. it was NOT fox, which is there merely to put a block head and blond perm on that unchallenged coordinated repetition to 50 mil people a week. many of them have NO free alts for politics while driving or working.

the only reason why this is still an issue is that the left ignores RW radio - the 1%'s exclusive think tank megaphone.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 02:12 PM

43. kicking n/t

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 03:02 PM

45. The Benghazi saga encapsulates how morally corrupt modern-day Republicans are: they are imo

willing to inflict any amount of harm/damage to this country/its people solely for political gain and power. If so, why can't we call it treasonous?

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 03:22 PM

47. I LOL'd at the Brady Bunch pics

Marsha! Marsha! Marsha!

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 04:28 PM

49. I always thought that was fucked up

60 people under Bush was killed, no pissed off conservatives. 4 people killed under Obama and
[IMG][/IMG]

Not that the embassy attacks under Bush were Bush's fault, but it's just weired to me.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 07:05 PM

50. BOOKMARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 07:52 PM

51. Bravo! And thank you very much. GREAT stuff! Thanks also for the work you put into this OP.

Very impressive! Thanks again!

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 08:15 PM

53. Fantastic! LOVE all these!

For those who only process information visually, it might actually be a good visual aid.

Thanks so much, napkinz! This is a public service! I'll bet a lot of people here will be making good use of these. Very Facebook-friendly!

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 09:13 AM

54. Some Thom Hartmann FYI for my DU buds

Thom shared this link on his Facebook page.

Nice that DU is a Thom Hartmann content provider now and then!

DU = progressive citizen journalism at it's best.


-90% Jimmy

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 04:36 PM

56. updated 1/24/14

nt








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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 04:48 PM

57. R#147 & K n/t

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Tue Jan 28, 2014, 12:04 PM

58. FOUR Republican responses to the SOTU tonight

Who will bring up BENGHAZI?



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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Tue Jan 28, 2014, 04:22 PM

59. LOL Cruz demands State of the #Benghazi address

Tue Jan 28, 2014

Last seen holding President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid accountable for shutting down the government in October, Ted "Calgary" "LOL" Cruz has demands for President Obama's State of the Union speech later tonight:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday called on President Obama to use his State of the Union address on Tuesday to answer questions about the 2012 attack that killed four U.S. officials in Benghazi, Libya, as well as other issues like IRS targeting and ObamaCare.

It's like Texas elected Glenn Beck, but without the sense of humor. The good news is that he's still hilarious. Awesomely so.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/28/1272929/-LOL-Cruz-demands-State-of-the-Benghazi-address




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