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Tue Oct 24, 2017, 04:14 AM

Benghazi....................................................................Niger(Tongo-Tongo)

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4 people killed..................................................................4 people killed
Under Obama...................................................................Under Trump
Under Hillary.....................................................................Under Mattis
Came out with statement...................................................Has not come out with statement
within one day..................................................................12 days later no statement
Repubs called it a lie..........................................................still no statement
Came out with statement....................................................still no statement
correcting first statement...................................................still no statement
Blamed Hillary for not calling in military...................................no one taking blame for mistake
Hillary did not have the authority..........................................Mattis has authority for military
to call in military................................................................Mattis had the authority to call in military
Hillary raked over the coals for years.....................................No one wants to stick their head up
Hillary blamed for lack of security..........................................Republicans vote to cut security monies

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Reply Benghazi....................................................................Niger(Tongo-Tongo) (Original post)
Angry Dragon Oct 2017 OP
applegrove Oct 2017 #1
Angry Dragon Oct 2017 #2
applegrove Oct 2017 #3
George II Oct 2017 #6
murielm99 Oct 2017 #4
lapucelle Oct 2017 #5
PDittie Oct 2017 #7
Angry Dragon Oct 2017 #8
democratisphere Oct 2017 #9
itcfish Oct 2017 #10
Baconator Oct 2017 #12
itcfish Oct 2017 #13
librechik Oct 2017 #11
Angry Dragon Oct 2017 #14
Gothmog Oct 2017 #15
Angry Dragon Oct 2017 #16

Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 04:22 AM

1. The Democrats are waiting for information. The republicans are looking up

who legislated the troops into Niger and apparently it was Frederica Wilson who wanted the US to fight Bolo Haram: link curtesy of discussionist. Which goes to prove that democrats 'wait for the facts to become available' while republicans construct a 'narrative' immediately and put it on the internet. The two parties are not even playing the same game and are in separate worlds. I don't know how republicans live with themselves. As soon as Benghazi happened the GOP were on it politically because it was their chance at going after Clinton. Meanwhile Democrats were trying to report what they knew about Benghazi as it happened. Which was faulty at first and loosey goosey...not politically astute. Trump has been political from the get go on Niger by not reporting anything for the first few days. They see everything from a political telephoto lens. Republicans massage the facts. Democrats find the facts. I hope Democrats run on that difference.

https://wilson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/house-passes-bipartisan-legislation-to-combat-boko-haram

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Response to applegrove (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 04:42 AM

2. Not a whole lot of men in that photo

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 05:02 AM

3. It was those 276 poor girls kidnapped in northern Nigeria that probably

got female Congress critters to get together and act. Good for them.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 06:27 AM

6. Congresswoman Wilson (that "wacky" Congresswoman) reminds everyone in Congress.....

....EVERY Wednesday morning that there still are some of those girls in captivity.

Seems none of the men can be bothered.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 05:07 AM

4. If the repiggies do anything at all,

they will twist it and find a way to use it against Frederica Wilson. They are out for that woman's blood. We have to stand with her.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 06:26 AM

5. That legislation concerns Nigeria, not Niger.

It didn't "authorize troops into Niger".

Here's the relevant text from the June White House letter to Speaker Ryan and Majority Leader O'Connell concerning Africa operations.

"...the United States has deployed combat-equipped forces to a number of locations in the U.S. Central, European, Africa, Southern, and Pacific Commands' areas of responsibility. Such operations and deployments have been reported previously, consistent with Public Law 107-40 and the War Powers Resolution..."

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"Lake Chad Basin Region: United States military personnel in the Lake Chad Basin continue to provide a wide variety of support to African partners conducting counterterrorism operations in the region. In Niger, there are approximately 645 United States military personnel deployed to support these missions. In Cameroon, approximately 300 United States military personnel are also deployed, the bulk of whom are supporting United States airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations in the region. These forces are equipped with weapons for the purpose of providing their own force protection and security, and they will remain in Cameroon, with the consent of the Government of Cameroon, until their support is no longer needed."

Statute cited by Trump administration:
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-107publ40/pdf/PLAW-107publ40.pdf

Wilson's bill:
https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr3833/BILLS-114hr3833ih.xml

White House letter to Republican leaders:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/06/06/text-letter-president-speaker-house-representatives-and-president-pro

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 08:42 AM

7. Never seen a post break the

Greatest page before. Kudos.

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Response to PDittie (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 08:53 AM

8. I did not realize that...........thank you

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 09:23 AM

9. Where's Trey Gowdy when you really need him?

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 11:02 AM

10. One Big Issue

that everyone seems to ignore is, the people in Benghazi, were there to protect the Consulate of the US and everyone knew they were there. They were attacked and killed in a US entity. No one seems to know why those 4 soldiers were in Niger, what was their mission and why did they have no one to watch for them? What role does Blackwater have in this so called mission in Niger?

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Response to itcfish (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 11:07 AM

12. Everyone knows why they were there...

FID mission doing the same thing as they have since the Obama years.

Just because you don't know...

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Response to Baconator (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 12:55 PM

13. Really ?

Well that was a nasty response. Well someone should inform congress, they don't seem to know why they were in Niger. http://www.newsweek.com/how-many-troops-does-us-have-africa-top-senators-didnt-know-military-was-niger-690937

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 11:06 AM

11. FYI, the Niger village where it happened is called Tongo-Tongo.

Benghazi.........................................................................................Tongo-Tongo

I like the language better for the inevitable satire. But your point is spot on.

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Response to librechik (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 02:56 PM

14. I left Niger but added Tongo-Tongo.........thank you

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 03:04 PM

15. K&R

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 03:14 PM

16. THANK YOU

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