Belvedere posted about Benghazi. I commented:
Nice post, thanks. Succinct, accurate, beneficial.
FWIW, my posit as to who gave or at least originated the order to stand down is Jarrett, the actual POTUS. Jarrett switched the USA from conducting the War on Terror to supporting the Terrorists. That is treason. Straight up, brazen treason. (And it never was a War on Terror. It always was The Continuing World War Against Caliphism.)
FWIW, a Regional Commander – e.g., GEN Ham – answers to two people: POTUS and SecDef. No one other than those two, to include JCS, State and CIA, can give a Regional Commander orders or withhold orders from them. Soldiers act on orders.
The instinct of every military commander is to send in or assist sending in whatever force is required to save their countrymen and comrades in arms. Ergo, any order to stand down came from civilians and for a political reason, not a military one. I finger Jarrett, the “power behind the throne.”
Panetta lied patently when he said US military does not go into a hot, emergent situation with insufficient and multiply-confirmed intel. There are military units accessible to every Regional Command tasked with doing exactly that, because life, including diplomatic and military life, is full of situations that must be addressed immediately, on-the-fly, without question and without sufficient prior knowledge of goings-on in the subject area. And there are multiple tiers of units every Regional Command can summon to be sent in to back up the first response unit if requested by that unit or resolved upon by the Regional Commander.
(I surmise Ham was sending in help and, as rumors have it, was countermanded from the White House. I surmise Jarrett acting in stead of POTUS, who really doesn’t give a rip about anything except living large and hurting ordinary Americans – black, white, green, brown, yellow, orange, red, pink and blue – and who really misses freedom to drag anonymously for older white men in the rough trade bars of Chicago and elsewhere.)
Panetta knew that when he said US would/could not do that. US is fully set up to do that. Panetta lied outright.
Those first responders know they are going in more or less blind. They train for that mission. Their training lets them assess, their commo lets them describe and their authority lets them request – all in real-time – whatever they need to accomplish the mission once they have “hit the ground running,” which mission typically has more than one objective. Normal response procedure to first responders is, give them what they want, because as “boots on the ground” their knowledge and recommendation govern.
Women are prone to fear and anger. More so than men. Actual men. Queers are as prone as women are to fear and anger. Perhaps they have a humanizing influence – women, that is – though arguable, especially as between women, who claim not infrequently that other women are their worst tormentors and subverters and just plain catty-biters. This multiple murder has the fingerprints of Jarrett’s fear. The campaign has the fingerprints of Jarrett’s anger. Jarrett is an Iran/Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas partisan.
But I think there is more to it. There is also ideology: demoralize the military, emasculate the natural American opponents of totalitarianism, especially the ones carrying guns. And racism: the military is “white.” And ego: keep attention on me, me, me while I subvert you, you and you to ends you will not see until you are powerless in my grasp.
This election decides whether the Muslim Brotherhood or the US Constitution constitutes the USA. If the latter, the former will be back to try again. And again. And again. Until their fetid foreign and domestic proxies are defeated on the fields of actual battle.
This war started in the 18th Century when Wahhab decided to oppose the European Enlightenments with Caliphist Puritanism. The USA and Salafis/Wahhabists/Moslem Brotherhood have been at war since the founding of the USA. It is important to grasp this historical root of the conflict. It is old, not new.
USA is a concretization of European, principally Scottish but also English, French and German, and American Enlightenments.
Americans are not weary of war. We are weary of not winning wars. We can win wars, any wars we are allowed to win. And now, we are weary of being ruled by an enemy, whose deception and fraud our countrymen – or at least fellow residents – allowed to win two elections, making active war on us using our own mechanisms of government against us.
Can elections alone win this war against an internal and external enemy? I know not the future. I am inclined to doubt it, however, and to believe that trans-electoral action is required to finally secure the safety of the nation.
There is this advantage in having allowed Salafis/Wahhabists/Moslem Brotherhood onto the mechanisms of USA government, academe and media: they are drawn into the open, where they can be seen, scrutinized and assessed. This recalls the Russian strategy responding first to Napoleon and then to Hitler: draw them out into the blue, the open air, where their supply lines stretch to breaking point and their visibility makes their presence vivid.
Update II: SEAL stories
Update III: Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
Update IV: Islamist-gate
Update V: Blind To Terror
Update VII: 0 Speaks, The Heart Sinks
Update VIII: The Mother Of All Scandals
Update XI: 0 Briefed On Attack, Not Video Or Protest
Update XII: Feinstein Rejects NYT On Benghazi
Update XIV: The Video Didn’t Do It.
Update XVI: We Finally Know Where The Buck Stops In Benghazi
Update XVII: The Senate Benghazi Report: What Does It Say?
Update XVIII: Senate Report: Benghazi Attack Preventable
Update XIX: The Senate Intelligence Committee Report
Update XX: Greta on Benghazi
Update XXI: Edward Said ideologues at the State Department
Update XXIII: GEN Carter Ham and Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette
Update XXIV: CIA #2 suppressing on-the-ground reports
Update XXVI: CIA and White House Ignored Station Chief in Libya and here and here and here
The key sentence in this report, buried deep inside, is this, emphasis added:
“Some of the group’s claims strain credibility, including the assertion that the Obama administration’s early effort to blame the Benghazi attack on a protest against a crude anti-Muslim YouTube video ‘appears to have been well-coordinated with U.S. Muslim Brotherhood organizations as well as Islamic state members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).'”
That coordination, of course, is the reason 0’s gang stonewalls and gaslights questions about Benghazi. The mechanisms of the US Government in fact are in the hands of The Moslem Brotherhood.
In the struggle between which gaslighting accusation will be most effective frightening or killing off challengers — racist or islamophobe — I suspect the latter will be settled upon as the most potent. So, just as the ’08/’12 election was made race-based — let’s elect our first actual black president and oh how good we will feel — the ’16 election will be made religion-based: let’s elect our first actual moslem president and oh how good we will feel. In that scenario, Warren is not it. Neither is the 0 spouse-so-called. Criminal minds are nervy. They go for broke. They will fire up the islamophobe gaslighting accusation this time, at least primarily, rather than the racist one.
Update XXVIII: Thanks to Judicial Watch
Update XXIX: Thank you Sharyl Attkisson
Update XXX: John Hinderaker on the cover up of the coverup
Update XXXI: BG (RR) Robert Lovell: … always move to the sound of the guns.
Update XXXII: Professor Jacobson: The Administration’s War On Truth About Benghazi
DRG commented: I have not seen follow up on the citizens’ committee report that White House coordinated with Moslem Brotherhood and OIC states post-Benghazi, for the psyops fairytales. Who is asking for those emails, following those tracks? Everyone knows the criminal organization in the WH is liars. That is not news. Whom they are lying with is news. Once again, the deep story is overlooked. The money is there.
Update XXXV: This Is A Late Parrot
Update XXXVI: Michael Walsh: Why Benghazi Matters
Update XXXVII: Richard Fernandez with a coup d’oeil, makes sense to me
Update XXXVIII: Trey Gowdy Has A Few Questions
Update XL: Angelo Codevilla: Discredited In Benghazi
Update XLI: Hillary spins
Update XLII: Robert C. Kaufman: Why Benghazi Really Matters
Update XLIII: Jonah Goldberg: Benghazi Made Simple
Update XLIV: LTG (Ret.) Jerry Boykin
Historical, textual and form criticism of the Koran proceeds quietly and with palpable risk to life and limb. But it proceeds. These tools were applied to the Christian and Hebrew Bibles over the last nearly 300 years, since Reimarus. Probably the best work of this kind will come, as it did for Christianity and Judaism, from Germany.
This is the most powerful threat to Caliphist pretensions and its potential has triggered the several visible reactionary vectors of puritanical Caliphist violence just as did the several Enlightenments of the 18th Century, including the American one, trigger the puritanical, hateful reaction of Wahhab. USA has been at war with Wahhab’s terrorized, purist minions since Jefferson sent a Naval and Marine punitive expedition to the Med and Tripoli.
It’s not a ten-year war. It’s a 200+-year war. Time to end that war in victory through unconditional surrender of every trouble-maker in the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. Then we can get on to the big enemy today: China.
It’s not about who is good or bad. It is about who is right and who is wrong. Puritans, purists, violent ones, are always wrong. They deserve power crashing down on them and flattening their wills to fight.
Update XLVI: Walter Russell Mead finally — well, almost — gets it: 26JUL14: As Libya Implodes, “Smart Diplomacy” Becoming a Punch Line. BECOMING?
You are probably right with respect to the mind of the electorate, but with respect to national continuance, the real existential issue, Benghazi is the widest and loosest political and legal doorway to the furnace of the progressive heart and mind. The IRS scandal was launched by Occupy White House to distract from Benghazi and is kept front page by them for the same reason. VA likewise. Benghazi, not IRS or any other scandal, is the Occupy White House jugular. And they know it.
Update XLVIII: As Rep. Trey Gowdy gets under way, someone to consider
Update XLIX: Judicial Watch: Benghazi Report
Update L: Chaos in Libya, Matthew Waxman
Update LI: There is a strategy: aligned with Iran
Update LIII: Local (only?) CIA ordered stand-down
Update LIV: Truth from three men who were there
Update LVII: Sharyl Attkisson on Raymond Maxwell
Update LVIII: UAE designates CAIR and MAS terrorist organizations
Update LIX: The Benghazi Brief – Ghosts Beyond the Wire