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    Nothing to See Here, Folks: GOP-Led Benghazi Investigation Destroys Conservative Conspiracy Theories

    Valerie Beaunont
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    11/21/2014
    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/11...racy-theories/


    In the latest in a series of humiliating attempts to use the deaths of four men for political gain, the Republican-led investigation into the deaths of Chris Stephens, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith, and Glen Doherty at the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya has, ultimately, issued a “stand-down order” to conservatives’ half-witted conspiracy theories that spawned from their inexplicable need to find some way to blame it all on President Obama — or, barring that, Hillary Clinton.

    While it is unlikely that these horrific liberal devices called “facts” will deter the rabid, right-wing segment of our population from formulating their own moronic theories, one must admit they came up with some doozies. For the past two years, it has seemed like one could not swing a cat without smacking into a ridiculous assertion that the Obama Administration orchestrated the attack.

    Perhaps the most hilarious comes from a 2012 claim in Western Journalism regarding the “biggest story in 50 years.” An anonymous source, “someone high up in White House circles” who has never come forward, said that President Obama worked in collusion with the Muslim Brotherhood to…something, something dark side:

    According to her, Barack Obama, wanting an “October Surprise,” had secretly arranged with the Muslim Brotherhood for a kidnapping of our ambassador. Then sometime in October before the election Obama was to orchestrate some great military action to rescue Ambassador Stevens, causing all of America to cheer Obama’s strong foreign policy and bravery and making him look like a hero. After all, his supposed killing of Osama Bin Laden bounce had long since faded. Thus, sweeping him to victory in November. Imagine the headlines and talking points. The election would be a lock. The Muslim Brotherhood has every reason to want Obama re-elected in November and have an American President sympathetic to their causes. Not to mention an administration filled with Muslim appeasers. Therefore, they agreed to aid in these theatrics. Unfortunately for Ambassador Stevens and three others, the Brotherhood could not control the hired thugs that were to perform the kidnapping and things escalated and four American lives were lost. Panic set in at the White House and with little time to place blame as far away from Obama as they could, they settled on a ridiculous fairy tale about an irrelevant video posted four months prior on YouTube and ran with it. Barack Obama even ran with it after evidence showed he knew better and ran with it all the way to his speech at the U.N.

    So now, they are admitting it was a terrorist attack. They are admitting that the State Department had denied requests for more security from Washington, but nobody told them. Blame anyone but Barack Obama. I’m betting the White House is smirking and perfectly happy to be accused of having a breakdown in communication as opposed to the alternative. This scenario, if true, more than satisfies my common sense gland.

    Senator Rand Paul speculated that Obama orchestrated the attack to cover up a CIA gun-running operation. “There has been a lot made of the political cover up of President Obama’s administration saying this (Benghazi attack) had something to do with a homemade film from some guy in Los Angeles. But in reality the question is, or the secondary quotation is, why would they do a cover up? What are they covering up?” Paul asked in March 2013.

    “And I have a feeling that it had something to do with the CIA annex. You know, a week before the ambassador was killed in Libya, a ship left Libya and docked in Turkey and it actually interviewed the captain of that ship who said there were arms on board and that he actually witnessed the rebels taking the arms and disputing over who got what. That there were grenade launchers; that there were significant arms being transferred,” he continued. “Now that doesn’t say the CIA was involved, but that begs the question (what) was the CIA annex there. The Libyan government is said not to have known that they were there. And is that the reason for the cover up? So there are a lot of unanswered questions.”

    Even Hillary Clinton could not escape the wrath of the GOP, whose media mouthpieces claimed she faked a concussion in December 2012, and that the woman who may be our next President later faked a blood clot to avoid wasting time in the GOP’s sham Benghazi hearings.

    After wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on hearing and investigations, the GOP has little to show for it besides the ability to sell bottles of Darrell Issa’s tears. The report found that the facility was not well-protected, and it could not withstand a well-armed attack. However, it otherwise exterminates right-wing extremists’ insane ideas about the situation. The Huffington Post reports that:

    Among its findings, the report says CIA personnel responded not just well, but heroically; that there was no “stand down” order, as some critics have claimed; there was no intimidation of witnesses by superiors; there was no intelligence failure prior to the attack; and that a “mixed group” of individuals, including some linked to al Qaeda, participated in the attack.

    But perhaps the most significant conclusion is its finding that Rice’s talking points — a key focus of the Benghazi Select Committee empaneled by House Speaker John Boehner — were not part of an attempt to conceal the severity of the incident.
    According to the report, early intelligence that the attacks were sparked by an Internet video was “not accurate,” but not intentionally so. And the report holds that the process that produced Rice’s now-infamous talking points was flawed, resulting in errors rather than deliberate lies. Indeed, the report determined that the CIA had not sorted out the conflicting intelligence until two days after Rice appeared on television claiming the attacks stemmed from a protest.

    “It’s my hope that this report will put to rest many of the questions that have been asked and answered yet again, and that the Benghazi Select Committee will accept these findings and instead focus its attention on the State Department’s progress in securing our facilities around the world and standing up our fast response capabilities,” said Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, a member of the Intelligence Committee and the Benghazi Select Committee.

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    House Intelligence Committee Quietly Releases Embarrassing Benghazi Report

    House Intelligence Committee Quietly Releases Embarrassing Benghazi Report Before Running Off For Thanksgiving Recess

    Forward Progressives
    11/21/2014
    http://www.forwardprogressives.com/r...nghazi-report/



    Remember how Republicans swore up and down that they would get to the bottom of the Benghazi incident? Remember how they wouldn’t rest until they had damning evidence tying the entire event to a conspiracy by Hillary Clinton to destroy evidence of President Obama’s real birth certificate and a photo showing him shaking hands with Osama Bin Laden? You may think I’m being facetious, but as worked up as the “Obummer’s gonna take mah gunz and freedumbs” crowd was over Benghazi, that’s not a far stretch.

    Well, for all the huffing and puffing that they did, finally the House Intelligence Committee wrapped up their investigation and released their shocking report that would finally show that Hillary Clinton herself was responsible and end her assumed campaign in 2016.

    So what was in that report? Surely after all of the hoopla and accusations of cover-ups, our fearless investigators on the House Intelligence Committee would finally get to the bottom of it and we would be SHOCKED by what they found. There would be a press conference called and together, Trey Gowdy and John Boehner would proudly announce that they had names of people who misled them and the SHOCKING paper trail went all the way to the Oval Office. There would be resignations and indictments and heads would roll…oh wait, that’s not what happened:

    The House Intelligence Committee report was released with little fanfare on the Friday before Thanksgiving week. Many of its findings echo those of six previous investigations by various congressional committees and a State Department panel. The eighth Benghazi investigation is being carried out by a House Select Committee appointed in May.

    The attacks in Benghazi killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, foreign service officer Sean Smith, and two CIA contractors, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty. A Libyan extremist, Ahmed Abu Khatalla, is facing trial on murder charges after he was captured in Libya and taken to the U.S. (Source)


    You read that right, Republicans very quietly released the report before scurrying out of town for Thanksgiving recess. Not only that, but they also released it right after President Obama’s announcement on executive action on immigration, to make sure their waste of time and taxpayer money was completely buried in the news cycle. Yes, they waited to release the findings that will make the next Benghazi investigation that Senator Lindsey Graham wants to hold in 2015 look even more ridiculous than this one.

    But wouldn’t the House Intelligence Committee find something? Maybe find out that Susan Rice lied or that she was told to lie by the White House, by Obama even? Nope, nope and nope.

    Some of the harshest charges have been leveled at Rice, now Obama’s national security adviser, who represented the Obama administration on Sunday talk shows the weekend after the attack. Rice repeated talking points that wrongly described a protest over a video deemed offensive to Muslims. But Rice’s comments were based on faulty intelligence from multiple agencies, according to the report. Analysts received 21 reports that a protest occurred in Benghazi, the report said —14 from the Open Source Center, which reviews news reports; one from the CIA; two from the Defense Department; and four from the National Security Agency. (Source)

    So will this be the end of the Benghazi hoopla from the far right? Will they finally accept defeat and move on to the next great conspiracy and the 6th annual “Obama’s coming for your 2nd Amendment rights” gun sale? Perhaps Fox and Friends will cook up a new boogeyman or revive the good old standby, the Obamacare death panels? Nope, nope and again, nope. You see, they have so much time and energy invested in Benghazi that they’ll never let it go – at least not until after Hillary Clinton’s second term is up. You really have to feel sorry for them, Benghazi’s all they’ve got
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