Talk about chickens coming home to roost. Talk about the Mother of All Fiascos. It's the revenge of Osama bin Laden from the bottom of the ocean, and the message is plain: al-Qaeda is very much alive, and America is a paper tiger. The Middle East is beginning to fall apart -- Iran just sent a spy drone over Israel's sensitive defense installations, and the IDF waited hours to react; Turkey forced down a Syrian arms plane, and al-Qaeda's Al Zawahiri openly assaulted the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi in a six-hour attack, working through al-Qaeda
Comments: I think the end zone dancing needs to stop.
I don't think we know the "real reason" for this attack.I think it's something that would be highly embarrassing for the administration if it got out. All of a sudden now Obama,Biden or no one in the WH knew anything about the semantics of this attack.They're pre-distancing themselves in case something big squirts out.
I wouldn't consider this a terror attack,myself. Terror attacks are meant to have a long term effect on people's behavior.This was simply an organized gang of thugs who plotted this attack for weeks.
There was also quite a few people that got away we don't hear much about.
We got all kinds of lectures from the left over Bush antagonizing the muslims,yet Obama's big donor buddy in Hollywood is going to run the BinLaden movie 2 days before the election.
#3, this would still be considered a terrorist attack because it will have a long term effect on people's behavior. Fewer people will now vote for Democrats. It may not be the type of behavior change that was intended, but it will make a change a nonetheless.
I was happy to read that Mr. Lewis called it like it happened. He states clearly that Ambassador Steven was "raped" and "dragged" through town while the Libyan security guards fled the scene....
The islamist really have a problem with raping their victims. The same happened to Gadaffi only he had to endure a raping with a knife (check the foreign press for details). Talk about homophobes. The Gay lobby should work on correcting the moooslim opinion.
OUR papers don't print all the facts. It's a pat on the head and "there/there we'll tell you want you can hear".....
We actually do know what happened. In riots and protests all over the ME large groups of rioters and protesters outside our facilities screamed that they are one million new Osamas. The said nothing about videos. And they did this on or right after Sept. 11. You don't actually need a PhD to figure this out.
having read the article and the above posts, I must say that whatever the attack was, Obammy has to go. The election is getting more important every day. Al Qaeda will not stop. I understand the feelings of all of the posters, but until we have oil independence, the Middle East will remain a vital interest to us. We can't write it off. We must support Israel in any case.
The last Democrat who truly 'got it' when it came to dealing with despots & foreign goons was Harry S Truman. JFK wasn't quite as bad as this bunch but his ideology is what started the ball rolling to where they are now. Think about it: LBJ, Carter, Clinton, Barky. All useful idiots.
Part of me wonders if the "zippy killed bin Laden" movie coming out on November 4 is meant to stir up the ME and cause bomb threats at polling stations here. I don't think that zippy could get away with shutting down the election, but he could scare a lot of people into staying home. I'll remove my tin foil hat now.
Romney needs to keep pounding zippy with this fiasco relentlessly. The future of the west is at stake.
#13, there have been a few stories mentioning Ambassador Steven's homosexuality. This is the first article I've seen that said he was targeted, as I also believe, BECAUSE of it.
We are dealing with people who just ain't right in the head. The liberals here are classic bullies who figuratively beat up other people, but run away at the first sign of a real threat. Notice not a peep from the gay community about Steven's rape?? There, we are dealing there with Islamic sociopaths who, like the Nazi sociopaths in Germany, stifled the decent people who wouldn't ordinarily have harmed (or allowed harm to) someone else.
Evil never dies out - it's just more readily apparent now.
Reading through all the signs of unrest, I thought of Obama tacitly ignoring these while making speeches about having al Qaeda on the run. It's terrible to say, but maybe, maybe the four deaths in Libya, were like soldiers dying. Maybe they did not die in vain, but brought to daylight Obama's foreign failures to help defeat him in this critical election.
My conclusion from reading this article appears to be quite different than the first 17. I conclude the US needs to apply tactical nuclear weapons against the only type of military target that has meaning in their world, a substantial Islamist population center. Re-apply as needed.
Obama is a stupid man. The end zone dancing after the assassination of the muslim Santa Claus inspired the muslim Arab world. It ain't over Tauped One it's just beginning. The Hollywood movie Obama is about to release isn't going to help. There will be a lot more Benghazis before this ends.
WOW! The American Thinker has done it again. There is more mind meat in this article than we can digest in a single day.
Hillary & Huma; a gay Chris Stevens; strong horse/weak horse; a dedicated enemy; a drugged, blinded, ignorant and apathetic America; outsourcing of our security to hostiles; lies; over-ups and unbelievable incompetence...if incompetence it is.
Obama will strike the known al-Qaeda elements who perpetrated the Benghazi attack with missiles, aircraft, and armed drones. He will do this as a desperate attempt to save his presidency. He will go down to ignominious defeat anyway.
President Romney will let it be known through back channels that if the Libyan government has not brought these men o justice within x days of his inauguration, he will direct U.S. forces to do so.
One more thing, my beloved LDotters. The Middle East is not about oil. We have been conditioned to believe this...at great loss to our national sovereignty. [Think of GW Bush holding hands with, and the muslim b*****d currently contaminating OUR White House bowing to, the Saudi Arabian king.]
No, with the proper national resolve, leadership. and our own natural resources (along with those of friendly countries such as Canada, Mexico, Colombia) we could wean ourselves from the Wahabbists and stop giving them the cash to kill us.
Oye! Listen up! THE MIDDLE EAST IS ABOUT ISRAEL!
If we fail to help her, we start the count-down clock on our own demise.
You know, I would not be surprised if Obama or Biden did not know the truth about Benghazi. I think it reveals that both are out of the loop, and someone is else is running American foreign policy. And America too. Maybe Huma hid some things from Hillary as well. These people have to go; they or whoever is running things are going to bring in WWIII.
#3 is totally wrong. This was not a thug attack. Stop the BS here. This was a terror attack by an organized group of terrorists. It was planned. Al Zahwari organized this attack.
Great article. The muslim in chief with his Allah ring will soon be gone.
"Interesting footnote: Khomeini's runner to the embassy terrorists was a kid named Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It was a big career move for him."
This is something that was buried by the media. When Ahmadinejad was first elected many ex-hostages of Iran came out testifying that he was with their captors. Then absolute silence. This is powerful article that brings out many interesting points about our enemies. Another one is how their women have had to change their dress. Go liberate that, Obama who killed Osama.
The 0bama regime nailed bin Laden ONLY because the intel community began looking for him under President Bush and it wasn't cancelled. If this had all started under 0bama they would never have been allowed to go that far. The Chicago regime is nothing but a bunch of corrupt amateurs who think they can create the United Socialist States and forever stay in power over the permanent poor as elitists who milk the system. Actually handing the reality of the world is and will forever be beyond them.
Utmost gratitude to Mr. James Lewis for having the courage and the strength of mind and will to tell the truth. Also, thank you to original poster for citing this article - it is invaluable to all who hunger for honest and principled information.
Where is Hillary? Where is the person who brought us Monica? Where is the person who brought us Vincent? Where is the person who brought us Huma? I want to hear from Hillary. Bring her out of witness protection.
I'm still wondering how the Islamic attackers knew that Stevens would be in Benghazi that day. I heard before that he had been in Europe, and had just came back to Libya the day before. Did they post his schedule on the lamppost outside the consulate?
When you think about it, if the Taliban et al were to be angry about anyone, it would not be about some guy with some short for a film nobody saw on UTUBE, but certainly would be our strutting President going on forever about how HE killed Bin Laden, even allowing movie rights with all sorts of info. Talk about provocation!!!!!!
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