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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, vs. Capitol Hill Insurrection

You may recall that, in an attack on the American counsulate in Benghazi in 2012 in chich four Americans were killed, the Republicans held hearing after hearing after hearing. They did that for years, trying to find a way to pin the blame directly on Hillary Clinton, who was then the Secretary of State. At one point, she testified before the Congress; her testimony started at 9AM and ran until 10PM.

Four Americans dead in an attack on a counsulate in Libya. Oodles of hearings.

Contrast that, if you will, to the Capitol Hill Insurrection of 1/6/21. Five Americans died. Over a hundred are under arrest, with hundreds more being investigated. There are allegations that at least one member of Congress may have had a hand in the planning of the attack.

But do the Republicans want to investigate that? Not on your life, they don't. You see, it was President Trump who instigated the insurrection, after laying a foundation of months and months of lies and propaganda of how the election was going to be stolen. He culminated in demanding that his supporters march on the Capitol and "show them your strength".

And when they did just that and they stormed the Capitol, Trump watched on TV, giving it his rapt attention. Calls to him to get him to tell his flying monkeys to back off went unanswered. As his supporters erected a gallows and chanted that they were going to kill Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi, he sat watching, silently. Only when it was clear that his autogolpe hadfailed, that his goons were not going to be able to terrorize Congress into undoing the election, did he issue a tepid tweet to them to back off. Then he issued a video statement, with more claims that the election had been stolen, and then, aftet telling the insurrectionists that he loved them, he asked them to go home.

That is all undisputed by rational people.

Trump attempted a self-coup. He failed. But having failed at that, the Republicans are happily trying to sweep it all under the rug.

Let's be clear on this: The Republican party is dead. It no longer exists. It's the Trump party, now. And it will remain that until conservatives take back their party from that failed wannabee despot.

13 comments:

Eck! said...

I've seen one or two pictures of the gallows...

Thats a lot of wood, bolts, nuts, and brackets, as in that was a very
well designed and assembled.

How did it get there, all that wood and stuff?
Whos responsible? Who is the designer, builder, transporters,
and who paid for it?


Its maybe time the whole of it is restored to a new place for
potential use. No lynchings like intended for Pence of others.


Eck!

w3ski said...

I agree. There must have been cop obsevers watching all this. "Yea, what ya gonna do with those 4 x4's buddy, this is a demonstration, not a house raising?" That took some heft just to carry it all.
No charges there, and what about the person that killed that poor cop with a fire extinguisher? Were there no videos of whoever that was? Not a word since either.
And of course, there is talk about just dropping all the charges. "They were white folks, they can't do no wrong".
I understand the President has stuff to do, but some attention to justice here is very necessary if we are ever going to have a functioning country again.
w3ski

B said...

Pretty much a false equivalency, as anyone with a rational brain would see.

Hillary chose NOT to send help when the embassy was being attacked. CHOSE NOT TO SEND HELP.
Not the same as a bunch of idiots who support you going nuts. DOnne gave no orders, and they had no legal reason besides loyalty to obey him even if he had.
Hillary ORDERED no action, and her orders were obeyed.

I cannot see how you can twist the riot at the Capitol to be equivalent to Hillary's actions while Secretary of State.

Comparing apples and table salt, really.

One would have thought that an attorney would have had a class or two on Logic and Reasoning in her education. Or does that go away once one becomes a Liberal? Or was it the TDS that affected you?

Glenn Kelley said...

w3ski,
If you want your country back the president needs to keep his nose out of the justice system and let it function as intended. The example of the last 4 years has to be erased .

DTWND said...


B, you ignorant slut.

One would think that someone with a functioning cerebral cortex would do some research prior to posting lies. Your hatred for everything Hilary is showing. And also your unwavering devotion to everything Fox News screeches.

“Four career State Department officials were criticized for denying requests for additional security at the facility prior to the attack. Eric J. Boswell, the Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security, resigned under pressure, while three others were suspended.” This from the Congressional report of Benghazi (which at the time was Republican controlled). But don’t let an official report on events dissuade you from coming up with your own reality or facts. It’s what you conservatives do when the truth doesn’t fit your narrative.

You blame Clinton for the deaths due to inaction. She took responsibility since she was the head of that department, that doesn’t mean she ORDERED no response. Again, the official report stated that lower ranking officials denied the requests. Doesn’t mean Clinton ever saw/heard the requests.

Compare this to your boy Donny “I don’t take responsibility for anything” Trump. He openly incites violence at his rallies. Remember: “Go ahead and rough him up. I’ll pay for your lawyers.” He perpetuated the big election lie which you guys bit on and won’t admit you were duped. You claim fraud and manipulation, but offer no proof of any occurrence of either. And now you claim Donny had nothing to do with inciting the mob that attacked the Capital? He plain as day said we will march down there and “I’ll be with you” to convince the Republicans to not certify the election. If you still say Donny did nothing to incite the riot, you’re a fucking idiot. The video is there. The selfie’s are there. The people that are arrested are saying it was because it was what the President told asked them to do.

You are and have been in the past, a liar. You are promoting lies and spreading disinformation to fit your agenda. It it doesn’t fir your perception of reality, you make up lies that more neatly fit in the bizarre world you live in. I won’t argue against anything you post anymore. It’s all just lies and not worth the effort. So long, liar.

Dale

Eck! said...


"Pretty much a false equivalency, as anyone with a rational brain would see."

Really Drumpf invited an insurrection and that happened and he didn't
request help.

Yep false stuff, only which one is false, B? Right the other guys
as in "we didn't do it".

However the equivalency was not the attack or who gave what orders! It's
about how the Rethugs pursued multiple endless and pointless investigations
ad infinitum and are now saying there's nothing to investigate about 1/06/21.

So yes the lie again is what about and that never happened other than the
act of rethugs investigating trying to get a scapegoat. All of a sudden
there was no insurrection. The difference is we have film, hours of it
in high def video with sound, phone calls and posting on web pages and stills.

You have attempted misdirection with shaded facts and failed as well.


Eck!

Richard said...

Dear heart, we have more important things to be concerned about. We can talk about ben ghazi and emails until we are all dead and it won't change anything. We have immediate problems.
Please focus on our problems that we have today. Please think about that. There are a lot of problems. Most everybody who visits these places are older people. Maybe we should sit down and shut up. What kind of world do you want to leave behind?

Ten Bears said...

Well put, Richard. I am beyond anger these days - I'm the conservative in the crowd, trying to conserve a future for my grandchildren and now great grandson. The so-called "conservatives" are at best fucking anarchists, snot-nosed punks smashing up shit for the sake of smashing up shit because they just don't know any better, though they've thoroughly demonstrated themselves to be NAZIs. Fascists, monarchists; blasphemers: bowing down to false prophets, graven images.

Re Benghazi! Personally, I would like to see a reinvestigation opened into Benghazi! Into the spectacularly successful coverup even into the highest offices of congress of Mitt Romney and the Retards (look it up) spectacularly failed attempt to stage a Reaganesq hostage taking and subsequent White Guy Rides To The Rescue The Black Man In The White House Could Not October Surprise that instead resulted in the deaths of an American ambassador and three servicemembers abroad. All you gotta' do is connect the dots, dots that have Eric Prince's fingerprints all over them. Eric Price and (((The Deep State))).

Oh, and did you hear about the Rothschilds starting fires in California!? Yeah, with lasers in space. Didn't Mel Brooks do a routine on that?

dan gerene said...

B,Do you believe Clinton could have sent Seals like they do on the TV show and saved everybody at the Mission in an hour (with commercials)? Maybe she could have called up the Starship Enterprise and have them beam down a rescue party. It takes time to respond to an emergency 5,000 plus miles away. A responsible person has to evaluate a situation before rushing in full amain. Why do your Republican leaders think something that happened here in this country just weeks ago should be forgotten but something that happened more than 8 years ago should still be investigated over and over? Of course we should all forget that Trump for months even before the election claimed that his win was stolen and his supporters should fight for him against the traitors.

Dark Avenger said...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Benghazi_attack

Despite persistent accusations against President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Susan Rice, ten investigations—six by Republican-controlled congressional committees—did not find that they or any other high-ranking Obama administration officials had acted improperly.[17][18][19][20] Four career State Department officials were criticized for denying requests for additional security at the facility prior to the attack. Eric J. Boswell, the Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security, resigned under pressure, while three others were suspended.[21] In her role as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton subsequently took responsibility for the security lapses.[22]

10 investigations, B. You have to wonder, if she was guilty, why did it take 10 investigations that never laid a hand on her.

You need facts next time, B, not rambling stuff with no relation to reality.

dinthebeast said...

"CHOSE NOT TO SEND HELP."

You mean like the way the National Guard was prevented from deploying during the insurrection by Fergus' pentagon?

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Comrade Misfit said...

I can’t get past the false idea that an attack on a foreign consulate is somehow equivalent to an attempted self-coup by a sitting president.

Republican disloyalty is breathtaking.

Ingersollman said...

Comrade.
Republican=disloyal.