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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Questions we need to ask the next reporter we see


I should feel angry today. There's a lot of anger in me, but predominantly, what I feel is worry. Maybe worry isn't a strong enough word. Fear? What is the emotion you feel when it seems like everything you care about, your life and that of your family is about to come apart in some horrible way? You don't know when or how but you feel it deep in your bones. Uneasiness, worry, fear, and anger.

I don't see anything on Google News' front page about Benghazi today. A quick search brings me this: via Daily Beast leading to The National Post I find David Frum's article: Why Benghazi matters. It's interesting reading and it's one reason why Benghazi matters. But it's not the main reason why today I feel such overwhelming worry and anger. From Fox is this fairly detailed summation of what we've discovered about the events in Benghazi. Obviously this isn't nearly the entire story. The information we really want to know hasn't been released. It hasn't really even been asked for.
Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. consulate and subsequent attack several hours later on the annex itself was denied by the CIA chain of command -- who also told the CIA operators twice to "stand down" rather than help the ambassador's team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11.
If you haven't already learned about it, you should read the whole story. It's sickening. One more thing to mention:
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday that there was not a clear enough picture of what was occurring on the ground in Benghazi to send help. "There's a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking going on here," Panetta said Thursday. "But the basic principle here ... is that you don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's going on."
Oh, well I guess that the answer then Leon. If you don't know what's going on then you don't do anything. There were a lot of heroes who died on 9/11—the first 9/11—who didn't know what was going on, but they rushed into the World Trade Center. They rushed in because that was their job. They weren't soldiers and they never expected to die. Not like that. But still I give them credit where credit is due. Rushing into a burning building takes bigger balls than I've got. You know what though? Can you imagine if instead of watching what we did, we had instead watched two towers on fire while a bunch of firemen and fire-engines sat at their stations?

Yes, that definitely explains my anger. If I wasn't so worried I'd be absolutely enraged by this. If I wasn't so worried about the final dissolution of this great nation I'd be furiously penning some screed and sending copies to my congressman Steve Cohen and my two Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander. I wouldn't bother writing the President. He doesn't represent me. I repudiate Barack Hussein Obama. He's not my President. We have no President. We haven't had one since January of 2009. I don't know what that man is but he's no President. It isn't this failure on every level that causes my great worry—fury yes but not my worry.

For weeks the President and all his men have regaled us with the terrible story of an offensive film and a crowd of protesters who got out of hand. They always knew this wasn't true. There was never a moment when this was the story they themselves believed. But when the real facts came out, the media just yawned and moved on. It was old news; now they want to talk about tropical storm Sandy. Can it be possible that the national media is so unabashedly partisan that they would ignore this incredible news of a massive failure and then a cover-up in Benghazi because it doesn't benefit their political ideology?

If the President is marching America Forward into collectivism and statism then the media believes it's their job to usher him forward. His path must be smoothed, his way must be cleared. I think we know that's what the media is doing, but even this isn't why I'm so worried. This makes me angry. The fact is it makes me paranoid, too. What else are they hiding that we haven't found out about. What else have they covered up?

I'm worried because not enough people are speaking up. I'm worried because I still see reporters covering some story about a cat up a tree or a robbery and these reporters are interviewing bystanders who act like our entire world isn't crashing down around us. We're being lied to and no one seems to care. If I see a reporter today I'm going to ask him why he isn't talking about the Benghazi cover-up. What happened? Why didn't the military and CIA help? Why didn't our military forces do anything for four or five hours? Why did they tell us it was a protest for weeks when all along they knew it was a terrorist attack? "Monday morning quarterbacking," really Leon? Nobody has their eyes on this ball. Everyone is just walking around whistling in the dark.

Can they really keep this covered up until after the election? America is no longer the place where I grew up, but if the media succeeds in covering up a conspiracy this profound until November 7, well then I don't think America is the place where I want to grow old either.

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