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The Benghazi Incident – Confused? You’re Not Alone

January 25th, 2013 by Michael Tabor
To start, sadly, 4 Americans are dead:

Christopher Stevens – U.S. Ambassador to Libya

Sean Smith – U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer

Glen Doherty – former Navy Seal and staunch opponent of Christian Proselytizers/bullies trying to convert Muslims to Christianity and a member of MRFF (Military Religious Freedom Foundation)

Tyrone Snowden – Navy Seal and Member of State Department Diplomatic Security


These human beings died when a U.S. Consulate was attacked at Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 – these are the facts and the easy part in terms of understanding what happened, the rest is just spin and ugly politics; especially, as usual being hurled from the right.

This is an editorial and perhaps I’m biased, but I can’t possibly see how this tragedy could have been averted. Were there threats and violence beforehand near Benghazi ? Of course, but allow me to pose, how many consulates or diplomatic missions are the United States involved in, umm, well how many countries are there ? Benghazi was certainly on the Obama administration’s radar, but it happened, and there is nothing we can or could have done (without having been giving specific intelligence as to where and when) about it.
Some more ugly politics, this time on the left  –  how Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Susan Rice handled the tragedy afterwards  – no they ought to have stated the truth about prior intelligence indicating a strong possibility of a strike, and no Obama and Rice should have immediately declared TERRORIST ATTACK and not played footsy; but folks this is a very delicate situation in which we’re enmeshed. We just killed Muammar Gaddafi and we’re in the process of establishing diplomatic relations with a nation that was for more than 40 years ruled by the iron fist of this vicious dictatorship and under extreme Islamist sentiment.
So WhaDaYaThink? What do you think? I thought the GOP was especially vicious in terms of the way they attacked Hillary Clinton yesterday – my goodness she was so ill, she almost died. However, Mrs. Clinton handled herself well and I guess I would have been surprised and a little disappointed if the republicans actually unprecedentedly showed a little compassion.

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7 Responses to “The Benghazi Incident – Confused? You’re Not Alone”

  1. magdalena Says:

    Hmmmmm…….another right hook to the jaw for reasons we can only surmise. The attack on Hillary was/is a purely personal one. Pick any number of reasons and you’re probably “right”.

  2. Le duke de fromage Says:

    Like a pack of blood thirsty wolves Republicans circled around and went after secretary Clinton vicious for the kill. They totallally underestimated the intelligence and courage of this most brilliant woman. Mrs Clinton fended off the boys and made them look silly as usual with a display of facts, knowledge and understanding of world affairs..Know the answer before you ask the question, they didnt, she did.Well done Hillary we will miss you.

  3. Chip Says:

    Le Duke, well said. Hillary Clinton is a remarkable woman and brilliantly displayed her adeptness as a politician and an attorney. At trial, all attorney’s know (or should know) to never ask a question you don’t already know the answer to. Hillary appears to remember her trainig, they did not. We will miss her as Secretary of State and I know that I will hope to see her run in the next presidential election!! I know she has said in the past that she wouldn’t run, but I’m an optimist at heart. I truly believe that most of her critics have come to realize that the country can truly advance with her at the helm.

  4. magdalena tabor Says:

    Casting my vote for Hillary…………from First Lady to US history’s first female President with Bill as her sidekick this time. We need to repeat the Clinton years.

  5. Michael Tabor Says:

    Great comments from all – we’re all Hillary fans. If she gets healthy, 2016 may be her time

  6. Rick Says:

    How come .you dems didnt put her in office. You all got suckered in by Yes We Can. Hillary would,have been better for the country but now were stuck with a disaster.

  7. Michael Tabor Says:

    In 2016, Hilary will be back…. Chris Christie vs. Hilary Clinton, that’s going to be some race !!!

    BTW, rick, I’m done w/ Obama. Although a lot of stuff is not his fault, the bottom line is that he has been a disaster. AhC is a mess

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