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November 29, 2012
Benghazigate: A Few Questions Remain
Team Obama and its allies in the media are quite happy to see the debate on the events in Benghazi focus on Ambassador Susan Rice, because the real questions at issue are thereby obscured and, hence, remain unasked and unanswered.
The basic journalistic questions -- who, what, when, where, why, and how -- are comprehensively written about here by James G. Stovall, and a look at Benghazigate within the framework of those questions is informative in attempting to understand the entire debacle.
The "who" question is at the root of the Amb. Rice brouhaha and the only definitive answer is one in the negative -- "The attackers were not a 'spontaneous' mob," and it is unlikely that any other answer will be forthcoming anytime soon:
There are several "what" questions, the first of which concerns the status of the "facility," and the latest from Team Obama is not helpful:
Again, an answer in the negative: "The 'facility' was not a consulate." We are not told "what" was going on in that "diplomatic facility."
Knowing that the "mission" was being used in "aiding the rebels fighting Assad's regime in Syria" gives rise to another unanswered question: "who" was behind the operation at the "mission"?
It is highly unlikely that Team Obama wants that question asked, and the ongoing saga of Ms. Rice's oppression is convenient in preventing its being asked.
As events unfold in the coming weeks, concerned observers will, in all probability, remain unrequited in their desire to learn answers to a number of "journalistic" questions such as:
When did Team Obama decide to blame the attack on the "reprehensible film"? This is important, because it was known almost immediately that the attackers were not a part of a mob.
Where did the guards go when the attack began? They had opened the gate for Amb. Stevens and the Turkish representative earlier, but no report thus far explains their absence during the attack.
Why did the attackers attack? It could not have been just to set the "mission" on fire, but that seems to have been all that they did in the attack.
How did the attackers enter the compound? Early reports said that they blasted a hole in the wall that surrounded the compound, but subsequent reports indicate that they came through the compound's gate -- a gate that was opened we know not how.
How did the other "mission" personnel escape injury during the attack? Again, from the many reports, we have learned that there was much toing-and-froing and shooting and explosions, but, miraculously, no one was hurt by the shooting and the exploding of ordinance. Anyone who has ever been in, heard about, or seen videos of an intense firefight will find that eventuality unlikely if not, using a term Joe Biden does not understand, "literally" incredible.
How did Tyrone Woods and his rescue team enter the compound, engage the heavily armed group of attackers, gather up the remaining staff of the compound (including the body of Sean Smith), and exit the compound whilst neither incurring injury to themselves nor inflicting injury on the attackers with whom they engaged? The above comment on incredibility obtains here, too.
Only Fox News, the alternative media, talk radio, and, to a limited degree, both CNN and CBS make any attempt to get to the truth, and props must be given to the staff of Lucianne.com for the "Must Reads" subtitle (on the 27th) to the link to a piece about the comeuppance given a typical Obama sycophant by Fox News anchor Jon Scott:
NewsBusters demolishes Klein here:
And poor old Abe Rosenthal surely spins in his grave at what his son says about Benghazigate:
And, again, leave it to NewsBusters to address the musings of the world's most opinionated and overrated "journalist" here:
So, while we will hear more pleas to "ignore the man behind the curtain" and cries of racism, stay tuned to (in addition to the familiar voices) the voice of the GOP's newest "pit-bull with lipstick," for it will not be silent:
And her voice is not the only weapon she is willing to deploy:
As the sign along the road used to read: Watch this space!
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