Sunday, October 28, 2012

Do you vote for presidents who repeatedly lie to you? I don’t.

President Obama and his administration’s reaction to the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi — is lie, lie, lie and lie.

Myriad are the failures of the Obama administration, but none is more tragic, or more frightening, or more foreboding of catastrophe than the appalling mishandling of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi.

Details continue to leak, but it’ll be hard to top the bombshell from Fox News at week’s end reporting that repeated urgent requests for military help during the attack were summarily denied — for hours.

In those hours, former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods was killed after he chose to disobey an order to “stand down” — and rushed to aid his fellow Americans.

This is not explained by the “fog of war” excuse so lamely offered by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton — or the “Monday-morning quarterbacking” whining of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

It’s well established that the Benghazi consulate had been denied adequate security in the days leading up to the attack. But the new report suggests an astonishing lack of competence, or maybe it was cowardice, as a US ambassador and his team were coming under a well-coordinated terrorist attack.

Jennifer Griffin, a veteran Fox News defense correspondent, reported Friday that there were two urgent requests — hours apart — for help during the attack.

Special-ops teams and air cover were readily available, and could’ve been on the scene in less than two hours. (The attack lasted for more than six hours.)

In fact, two surveillance drones were deployed — both capable of relaying real-time visuals of what was happening.

But urgent requests for help were rejected — even when Woods and two others radioed that they had a laser fixed on the terrorists who were firing mortars and called in their coordinates.

Woods and another former SEAL, Glen Doherty, were killed by a mortar shell about six hours after the initial assault began.

“My son . . . responded to the cries for help and voluntarily sacrificed his life to protect the lives of other Americans,” says his father, Charles Woods.

“This has nothing to do with politics,” he added. “This has to do with integrity and honor. My son showed moral courage.”

True enough, surprise attacks happen.

But the failure to respond — leaving an American diplomat and his security team to their fate — defies comprehension.

This, even as e-mails show the State Department and White House Situation Room knew within the first couple of hours that an al Qaeda affiliate was publicly claiming responsibility.

But how could that be?

Hadn’t al Qaeda been defanged by SEAL Team 6 when it took out Osama bin Laden — and didn’t the president have the victory laps to prove it?

Well, apparently not.

So Obama & Co. stuck with the untenable claim that the Benghazi strike wasn’t a terrorist attack at all, but a “spontaneous” mob assault prompted by that anti-Muslim video.

Indeed, says Woods, Clinton vowed to him at a White House meeting that “we’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted that did the video.”

And don’t you just know, the “person . . . that did the video” is in jail, on a very dubious probation-violation charge. (So it seems the administration can follow through on some things when it chooses.)

Equally offensive was the bizarre remark at the same event by a “loud and boisterous” Vice President Joe Biden, who reportedly asked Woods, “Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?”

This man is a heartbeat away?

Compare that crudity with Charles Woods’ outraged dignity: “I wish that the leadership in the White House had the same level of moral courage and heroism that my son displayed.”

He wants “the person or persons who made the decision to sacrifice my son’s life to stand up” — and accept responsibility.

Not going to happen.

Not in this administration.

Acknowledging what really happened in Benghazi would mean confessing to hubris, incompetence, amateurism and deceit.

These are, sadly, Obama hallmarks.

So, what does the president have to say for himself?

“Well, we are finding out exactly what happened,” Obama told a reporter Friday.

Forty-seven days late and four lives short, sad to say.

So add cluelessness to the bill of Obama particulars — which goes a long way toward explaining the clouds of acrid smoke hanging over the entire Middle East.

As does nature, statecraft abhors a vacuum. When one develops, adventurers and advantage-takers appear in short order.

Iran continues to build its bomb; Syria burns; Turkey awaits its fate, and Egypt is looking at a Muslim Brotherhood-enforced Sharia state.

Think of it as Benghazi writ large.

Time to evict the deceiving amateurs.

Source: NY Post


  1. The consulate was attacked in April & June when they blew a truck size hole in the security wall. The Ambassador has a chain of letters & e-mails (date stamped) documenting every request for more security, the last one coming on the day of the attack (on 9-11).

    The State Department, DOD & the White House all had real time viewing from drones & satellites & instead willfully hatched & fabricated a plot calculated as a political decision (to not send help)during the crucial final weeks before the election on November 6th.

    Barack Hussein Obama has no moral compass, is devoid of character, honor or integrity and he will do or say anything to remian in office so he can continue to destroy America, both financially & militarily because afterall - he is one of them.

    The founding fathers are rolling over in their graves wondering when this country will wake up & return to its judeo-christian roots.

    The Democrats & godless liberals & aetheists have been chipping away at the country's foundation for 70+ years. They have eliminated prayer in school, they have disdain for life from cradle to grave via abortion & euthenasia and on & on ad-infinitum.

    Bottom line is that nothing is sacred to them & Obama made a clear choice re-election or their lives and he chose his re-election campaign over doing the right thing, the moral thing.

    Remember the apology tour through the middle east when he first got in, the bowing to kings, to imam's etc. and his statement that America is arrogant. He chose to let them die when he could have saved them and he willfully chose to lie & cover it up as did Clinton. It's time for these immoral, deceitful tyrants to go.

  2. John I think you have finally drank too much of the FOX News/Romney KOOLAID. This blogsite is about the union and their politcies- right and wrong.
    Just look at the above moron "anonymous" and his insane ranting and raving about "Democrats, Godless Liberals, and atheists chipping away at the country's foundation...... BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH.... more useless inane FOX rhetoric.
    I'm dissapointed in you and am thinking you just might be the above "anonymous" writer.
    PLEASE Take a chill pilland get back to what's important.

  3. John - this is supposed to be a LABOR website where you talk about CARPENTERS UNION issues.

    Why are you wasting this space to endorse labor hating politicians like Mitt Romney?

  4. you're listening to fox news,need I say more.

  5. You want to be a labor leader and you give credence to any main stream media outlet, let alone FOX News? The invasion of Illegal Aliens happened under Bush Jr's watch. Now this guy Romney, who's business is gutting and closing down American companies and shipping them overseas, is the guy you want as President? Not only that the first business organization to endorse Mitt was the "ABC Contractors Association", the anti-union group of nonunion contractors. In his acceptance speech he said he would repeal PLA's on government jobs, fight for a Right To Work law nationally(meaning the guy next to you can be an illegal alien and you can't say a fucking thing because the union that he doesn't pay dues to will be legally obligated to protect him) and repeal Davis-Bacon protections of prevailing wage. This is who you want as President? Are you fucking kidding me John, you need to wake the fuck up brother.
    Watch me 1
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  6. If the consulate was attacked in april & june WHY THE FUCK WERE THEY STILL THERE? The USA is run by MORONIC FUCKING ASSHOLES who are only interested in their own political lives-NOTHING ELSE.Not 1 to quote Michael Jackson but THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT US or even their own people.And that shit would happen in a DUMMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT OR A REPUBLICUNT GOVERNMENT.As a matter of fact the republicunts would try to create a situation like this & then blame it on the dumb fucks in office.WHY WERE THEY STILL THERE? WHY IS THE US IN EVERY FUCKING COUNTRY IN THE WORLD?Everyone knows that 90% of people in embassies all over the world ARE CIA not ambassadors.USA POLICIES SUCK.

  7. All of these comments prove that the publisher of this website is a MORONIC FUCKING IDIOT.

  8. I've put up with your anti-lebo rants but this takes the cake. I used to come to your site for union labor news and information, apparently that can't be found on this site anymore so I will no longer be visiting.

  9. The US Consulate was attacked in Benghazi - should the Administration just go out and spew all kinds of thing without first finding out what happened? Have you ever seen an accident - find out the facts - everyone has a different story. There was also a CIA safe house that was attacked - it could be that the private security operatives (former Seals) who disobeyed the stand down order led the attackers to the safe house. There could be many operatives at peril right now that the GOP has pushed to reveal the names of the people, and the location of the safe house. Does anyone really think we should be fighting over the facts in public - ie, Al Queda is having a celebration watching Issa going after Obama - we need to find out the facts - and why - THis is totally a Ready, Fire, Aim move by the GOP.

    Fox news - you listen to Fox news for fact checking? Pirro - who was married to the Mob - Albert Pirro - who stole all kinds of money from people, and ripped us all off - even served time - you are going to listen to her. Shame, I thought you were more intelligent.

    1. What head of state does nothing when a consulate is attacked?

      What other head of state parties after such an attack?

      Does Obama have to kill infants to get thru to folks? Wait he does that already - he embraces live birth abortion methods and is fine with babies be left to die if mother tried to abort past point of viability and doc did not manage to get it 'right'.

  10. I blame all this on Bush - dicking around in Iraq (to get back on Hussein) - all the while, the removal of Iraq has allowed Iran to get stronger (Iraq was the biggest rival of Iran, with a constant war) - when the US went into Iraq, suddenly, there was peace on the border. Also, concentrating on Iraq allowed Al Queda to set up operations in many other countries while the US was pre-occupied, because Saddam Hussein was the target of Bush Je.

  11. As Commander in Chief Obama was tested and FAILED.

    No head other head of state would sit by and watch as a consulate was attacked and staff killed.

    Then again what other head of state would condone dumbing down the security force for a consulate?

    There was help nearby - not used. There was no comfort for the dying.

    Obama failed them and failed all of the US.

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