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Thursday, May 9, 2013

It's About the Less You Know the Sounder You Sleep Thing

Dear America,

there's an old Russian proverb ...
menshe znayech - kreptche spish
(the less you know, the sounder you sleep)
The president, if you recall, managed to get a little shut eye in the night of September 11, 2012.   After all, Air Force One was fueled up and waiting for him to climb aboard the very next day; Vegas was calling, fund raising was the mission at hand, and he wasn't about to let any kind of "mob action" get in his way, no matter how great or how small or how radical it would make him appear.  A political gamble, is a political gamble.
The one picture released of the president (October 2012) is supposedly from the night of the attacks in Benghazi.  It's nothing fancy, but it does show the president and all of his men huddled up in the Oval Office -- and presumably just around the corner, past a presidential bust, and down the hall from what's known as the 'Situation Room.'   Guess there were no pictures with the president in the "Situation Room."
Just imagining that if, in fact, President Obama showed up in the situation room at any given point -- such as the night Special Ops took down Osama Bin Laden -- the "situation" might have presented itself with a far wiser Kodak moment for Flickr to flick of the president. 
But hey, menshe znayech - kreptche spish.
And you know what else? I'm told, the less one knows the less accountable to the details one has to be when the alarm bell rings.  And what does it matter for whom the bell tolls?   What difference at this point does it make, right?

The president failed to see the mission through the night of September 11, 2012; for if he had -- evidence would show the Commander-in-Chief present, physically....pictures on Flickr would show the president patriotically, physically, mentally, unemotionally present the whole night through just as the night of May 1st.
But now we know --

The broken pieces known as 'Benghazi' are starting to fit together.
Now we have confirmation --
"The YouTube video
was a non event in Libya." 
Gregory Hicks
Dare we note, it's eight months after the fact and we finally arrive at a bona fide fact, or two.  Who knew?
It was a terrorist attack from the get go, he said.
But people ==   Isn't it enough to know that the very next day, President Obama follows through with his plans to campaign -- in Vegas, no less?  Doesn't that stunning act of defiance against his Constitutional duties to the security of America, and fellow Americans still in harms way, give us enough information to pause and question the president directly?
Wednesday  was a "tough day," for this president. 
Oh but allow me to clarify -- not really referring to yesterday, but I could be -- just give me a moment, or maybe a day or two, to change the talking points to fit; but no, we're talking the Wednesday, September 12th, 2012.  And calling for reinforcements from the NY Times, he added:
“We want to send a message all around the world,’’ Mr. Obama said. “No act of terror will dim the light of the values that we proudly shine on the rest of the world, and no act of violence will shake the resolve of the United States of America.”

Mr. Obama reiterated his intention to punish those responsible, saying: “Al Qaeda is on the path to defeat and bin Laden is dead. We still face threats in this world and we’ve got to remain vigilant, and that’s why we will be relentless in our pursuit of those who attacked us yesterday.”

Indeed, "Al Queda is on the path to defeat."  And I'm sure Boston was just a fluke, too.  "And that’s why we will be relentless in our pursuit of those who attacked us yesterday" -- like on 5-8-2013.   [Did you get what G just laid down there?]
Oh menshe znayech - kreptche spish, right?
Remember now, it was  4:05 in the afternoon when Washington received it's first alert.  The now infamous 2am (Benghazi time) phone call between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Gregory Hicks came about four hours later.   For an early account of the timeline of communications, go to CBS News, here
But again, not that it seemed to matter for the Secretary of State -- Hicks declared it was always an attack and never a protest. 
While somewhere in the mix, Obama placed an hour long phone call to Bibi Netanyahu to let him know he would not be making time to meet with him during the U.N. General Assembly meetings coming up in a couple of weeks.  [Remember, though, he found time to meet with the ladies of The View]
Oh but back to Benghazi, the whole story gets better --- Ambassador Stevens warned the State Department of volatility in the region a month prior to the attack; while, considering an anniversary of 9/11 was fast approaching, some might think -- putting nine and eleven together -- that the possibilities for disaster could be endless.  GO HERE.
Ah yes.  It must be true then... menshe znayech - kreptche spish.  
And ignorance is truly bliss.
But what about yesterday?

Jay Carney said yesterday afternoon, after the hearings, "there are attempts to politicize this." [Now that is a good one.]  And then, he has the balls to insinuate Washington is covering old ground, old news, and claiming "the fact is this has been looked at exhaustively."  wow...what a way to impress upon humanity this administration intends to find out "exactly what happened" (see below)  
The Washington Post offers one account on the day, just go here.
But just so you know, that I know, that you know -- Stephen Hayes, of The Weekly Standard, made available six days ago a rather stunning breakdown of oodles of information, including the assessment of a 43-page report produced out of the House of Representatives, and having attached a series of talking point edits prior to any messaging from the administration on Benghazi.  Steve's piece is some of the best gathering of things to know in print to date.  But don't take my word for it -- what do I know, what difference does it make what I think  -- read it for yourself, here.
The thing is -- the president can't just make up talking points; he also just can't say things like...
 "Well, we are finding out exactly what happened,” the president again said. “I can tell you, as I’ve said over the last couple of months since this happened, the minute I found out what was happening, I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to. Number two, we’re going to investigate exactly what happened so that it doesn’t happen again. Number three, find out who did this so we can bring them to justice. And I guarantee you that everyone in the state department, our military, the CIA, you name it, had number one priority making sure that people were safe. These were our folks and we’re going to find out exactly what happened, but what we’re also going to do it make sure that we are identifying those who carried out these terrible attacks."   Jake Tapper, ABC News, quoting the president, October 26, 2012


We left Americans behind; we left Americans in the dust of Benghazi.

WHO called for the stand down?  It's a simple question; and somebody needs to stand up under oath  and answer.

The sincerity of finding out exactly what happened is in question.  The integrity back behind "doing whatever we need to" is in question.   The absurdity of blaming a video is not only in question, but unveils a more sinister plot to deflect, confuse, and obstruct the reality on the ground then, and now.

Even when the entire State Department was told it had nothing to do with a video, this administration dug in, deeper, and perpetuated the telling of a lie to the American people, to the  U.N. General Assembly, in front of live audiences at presidential debates, and throughout the world ad infinitum.  I nod to the gentleman, Mr. Hicks, when saying that was indeed a complete embarrassment.

Oh menshe znayech - kreptche spish, and how!
Our forces are always at the ready; if what this administration is saying be true -- that we didn't have any special forces within a reasonable distance to offer timely reinforcements, to counter attack the volatility,  especially considering its in a part of the world that this administration elected to participate with "kinetic military action" in the first place -- then what are we doing?  What are we prepared for?  And just how will I get to sleep tonight...?
Our military used to be ready for anything; and moreover, it had a reputation of going the distance before boots ever had to touch the ground.  Just the sight of a few planes would have been enough to stop further attacks in Benghazi on fear alone.  For another take, second verse same as the first, go here.
Our consulate in Benghazi was not protected, was not prepared, enough -- and Ambassador Stevens, and many others, knew it!   And at some level, or all levels, Washington knew it, too -- but apparently, they went back to sleep anyway.
I blame NOT our men and women in uniform, but bureaucrats, misguided ideology, ignorance, and political correctness for what has happened with our preparedness and it's effects.
Oh menshe znayech - kreptche spish.
But to end on a note high above the fray, allow me to point you in the direction of a hero in our midst.  It's just a story passed on to me from my pops (xoxo), who happens to also be a career and Commanding Officer, retired, and begins on day that changed America forever.   It tells the story about one Lt. Heather "Lucky" Penney and September 11, 2001.
The intent is to remind us all of the kind of courage that goes on around us in the every day -- calling attention and special commendations to the ones who are, in no small part, responsible for that surreal moment are heads hit the pillow and we fall to sleep without a care in the world.  [Well, most of the time, anyway]
Here she is -- enjoy.
America doesn't leave anyone behind, or at least we try not to -- whether that interferes with a presidential campaign, or not; whether it kills us by our convictions, or not.     And we tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God, whether it comes with the fire power to take out an entire re-election bid and upend a career, or not.  It's called saying and doing the right thing... much like what is expected to happen of a Commander-In-Chief.
Make it a Good Day, G

******Friday a.m. UPDATE****** ABC News picked up the story on the talking points edits, go here. Wonder-land didn't fall back to sleep today.    Is this a sign?  Is there a change in the tide coming?

******And EVEN MORE! from Stephen Hayes****** go here.   Stunning new information, as the Benghazi Scandal Grows -- including opinion from the then CIA Director David Petraeus.

1 comment:

  1. THANKS for REPORTING ....
    ... there was some probability that Maj. Penney's father was the pilot of the airliner she was tasked to bring down ... w/o weapons (having none) She was to take out the cockpit, wingman to take out the tail
    ... as Old Bold Pilots say ... all in a day's work!