Benghazi-gate....Obama's Watergate?

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  1. A.Villarasa profile image60
    A.Villarasaposted 11 years ago

    What happened in the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sept 11 remains to be   truthfully explained, by those (  Omaba's  White House, Hilary's State Department, Paneta's Defense Department, and Petreus' CIA) who should know (1) what  led to the terrorist attack that killed the US ambassador and 3 other civilian, (2) why during the seven hours that the consulate was under attack, cries for help by those who were in or close to  the consulate were not heeded, (3) how, despite the obvious evidence to the contrary, the President and his  apologists  could and would  continue to insist weeks and weeks later that the attack was due to a spontaneous mob action by Libyans who were  upset by a U-Tube video disparaging the prophet Mohammad.

    Obama's explanations  have so far been marked by obfuscation....a clear reminder of what happened in Watergate that ultimately led to Nixon's resignation.

    1. A Troubled Man profile image58
      A Troubled Manposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It's looking like an organized militant attack according to witnesses... … k_86674660

      1. tammybarnette profile image61
        tammybarnetteposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        ATM, Thanks for this link smile

  2. Ladymudd profile image40
    Ladymuddposted 11 years ago

    From everything I've seen on the Web I'm sickened.

  3. Healthy Pursuits profile image79
    Healthy Pursuitsposted 11 years ago

    Condoleeza Rice, who should know, says that we don't have all the facts. She said that criticism at this point is not appropriate. … he-pieces/

    1. A.Villarasa profile image60
      A.Villarasaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      @Healthy Pursuits:

      As usual Condi is proving to be the ever cautious Sec. of State that she was when she held the position.She might be hedging her bet somewhat, but she is missing the wider point, and this that the events in Benghazi have taken a life of their own, and to fully and finally  put them to rest, Obama must come clean to the American people, by being truthful and up-front. So far he has done neither... so Beghazi lives on and on and on.
      The mainstream media continueto cover up for Obama,and that is another narrative that must be explained and justified (if it is in fact justifiable)  to the American people.

  4. Mighty Mom profile image77
    Mighty Momposted 11 years ago

    Do you even know what Watergate was?
    There is nothing similar whatsoever.

    1. habee profile image91
      habeeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      True. No one died in Watergate.

      1. tammybarnette profile image61
        tammybarnetteposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Did you girls read ATM link above … k_86674660   Explains a lot, tried to share with Jax and Josak, hope they read it too...Thanks again ATM smile

        1. A Troubled Man profile image58
          A Troubled Manposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          My pleasure, tammy. smile

      2. Josak profile image61
        Josakposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        On the other hand Watergate devalued the Presidency forever and created a new level of corruption in American politics.

        There is absolutely no evidence that this was anymore than a mistake if that or that anything could have been done to save lives that was not so we should wait and see until we have the actual facts.

        1. A.Villarasa profile image60
          A.Villarasaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          If indeed it was a "mistake", on whose part was it a mistake. Obama, Hillary, Paneta, Petreus?  etc? I have not heard any of them  saying mea culpa. In fact if I may say so, they have been actively covering up whatever mistakes they committed that they have not quite gotten to apologizing for.

          If not a cover up.. then what? blame game?.. finger pointing?... In any case the American people are getting tired of being taken in for a ride by a president and his minions( not the least of which are those in the  main-stream media)  who would rather deny, put up false narratives, and not take up the cudgels for the American people who only want to know the TRUTH.

          Tha actual facts are out there for everyone to marinate in, and to accept Obama's mantra of "wait till the invistigation wraps up" is also deluding themselves

          1. A Troubled Man profile image58
            A Troubled Manposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            Check out the link I provided, plenty of facts there.

            1. A Troubled Woman profile image57
              A Troubled Womanposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks for the link, Bill big_smile

          2. Healthy Pursuits profile image79
            Healthy Pursuitsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            Obama has clearly said that, as he's the President, the buck stops with him and he's responsible. He's said that very clearly several times. He's also said that the chain of events are being investigated and will be dealt with. So I'll wait to see what happens.

            At any rate, I'd like to see any of us try to figure out what's happening in a situation like that. The FBI weren't even allowed to look at the place until 3 weeks after the incident, after God only knows how many people had been rummaging through it. There wasn't much to see by that time.

            As for the blame game, I think plenty of fingers are being pointed as if to say "NOW we'll get him! The SOB won't get away with THIS one!" as if Obama is trying to get away with something.

            Where was all of that finger pointing when GW got us into Iraq? Where are they now? Thousands of both young Americans and Iraqi's were killed or ruined or permenantly maimed in that war, and GW and Cheney are both still living at large with barely a whisper about conniving us into a war that cost us trillions of dollars and thousands of lives. 

            I find it interesting that the term "blame game" was coined during GW's administration to minimize what he was doing.

            I'm outta this thread, so have at with ease.

            1. A.Villarasa profile image60
              A.Villarasaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              @Healthy Pursuits:

              Untimately of course Obama has to take responsibility  for what happened in Benghazi.  His initial reaction and  subsequent actions to the events there has left a lot of folks scratching their heads.... labeling them inexplicable, incomprehensible, and incompetent.

              As regards GWBush... he never should have gone to war in Iraq, for two major reasons (1) the Afghanistan conflict has not been ended to everyone's satisfaction,despite his banner saying... "Mission Accomplished", and to open up a second front  was foolhardy to say the least. (2) he never quite fully explained why he went after Saddam Hussein, aside from his oft repeated mantra of "weapons of mass destruction". Strategically, he should have just left Saddam in place, because  he was an effective counterweight to Iranian expansionism in the Middle East. Now that Saddam Hussein is gone, the Iranians have ran amock, and has been one reasion why the Middle East is in such current turmoil.

        2. Repairguy47 profile image62
          Repairguy47posted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Which mistake? Not making sure our embassies are protected on the anniversary of one of the most significant days in our history or the continuous lie that it was caused by a video?

          I await the response.

      3. Uninvited Writer profile image78
        Uninvited Writerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Unless you count the fact the war could have been over sooner.

        Not to mention that Watergate was a planned break in.

    2. Praetor profile image60
      Praetorposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Breaking into a hotel room is serious business... lol.

    3. A.Villarasa profile image60
      A.Villarasaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      @Mighty Mom:

      If  what happened in Benghazi occured during another president's watch other than Obama, the  mainstream media would be all over the story. The fact is the liberal  bi-coastal media and  almost everything else in between are so invested in the Obama presidency, that they would rather be complicit  in his obfuscation, than dig for and explain to the American people the TRUTH about these sordid events. In this sense the mainstream media is comitting journalistic malpractice.

    4. A.Villarasa profile image60
      A.Villarasaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      @Mighty Mom:

      As a geeky  non-american 28 year old student of American politics, I followed Watergate from start to finish, so I know what happened then and why and how it lead to Nixon's resignation.

      Althoughthe specifics are totally different from Bhengazi-gate,  Nixon's and Obama's  attempts at covering up  potentially lethal political maelstroms  are following  almost identical trajectories.... ie false narratives, obfuscations, denial and outright lying.


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