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Hillary Clinton faces new barrage
from the right over Benghazi

Reuters, by Mark Hosenball

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Posted By:earlybird, 2/14/2014 11:05:23 AM

Establishment Republicans and a right-wing group of former spies and special forces operatives that says it is nonpartisan but has historical Republican ties are raising a ruckus over Hillary Rodham Clinton´s handling of the 2012 assault on U.S. installations in Benghazi, Libya. The criticism of Clinton over the deadly attacks appears to be a preview of what the former secretary of state can expect should she pursue a presidential bid in 2016.(Snip)At the same time, more personal accusations have been laid against Clinton by OPSEC (military slang for "operational security"), a group of former special forces and intelligence operatives that

Hosenball is clearly in the Hillary camp but has to play it straight when it comes to quoting OPSEC. Still, he characterizes OPSEC´s damning report as an attack from the right.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: clw54, 2/14/2014 11:13:50 AM     (No. 9732332)

A barrage is what the people on the ground in Benghazi faced, while the president and secretary of state did nothing to help him. Both should be put through the wringer for how they handled it. Hillary should never hold any government position again.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lalo, 2/14/2014 11:24:46 AM     (No. 9732367)

About time! Good news to start the weekend with.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: smithereens, 2/14/2014 11:28:20 AM     (No. 9732375)

Ohhh, how sad. Yes, those "right-wingers" are so mean. s/

I hope it is a barrage, a salvo, and that it never ceases!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: chicodon, 2/14/2014 11:30:29 AM     (No. 9732380)

Let´s see, Hosenball is a former producer for Dateline NBC and writer for Newsweek. He now works for "far right" Reuters. Hmmm...

So he has an opinion about the Right´s scurrilous attack on Hillary Clinton over the preventable deaths of four Americans. I´m sure he´ll be at least as fair and balanced as Chris Matthews. /s

I´d say we should send him back to Britain but since they deported him in 1977 we can´t.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Grambo, 2/14/2014 11:30:33 AM     (No. 9732381)

Expect OPSEC to be smeared by the Left as Swiftboaters were.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: skywarrior, 2/14/2014 11:36:55 AM     (No. 9732390)

And I proudly wear my "smeared" garments to this day. My multiple contributions to Swiftboat Vets for Truth stands as the best investments I´ve ever made!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bmw50, 2/14/2014 11:41:52 AM     (No. 9732402)

Don´t ever forget the power of the Monthly Government Check! It trumps the lives of the unborn, it trumps family values, it trumps the death of soldiers.
Democrats will never vote for a Republican as long as they are on the government doll and people like Hillary put fear in their minds of losing those checks.
It will take more to defeat Hillary than logic, facts or truth.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/14/2014 11:52:12 AM     (No. 9732430)

Is the author saying that no one on the left cares that 4 Americans were killed including the first openly gay ambassador?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Arby, 2/14/2014 11:52:30 AM     (No. 9732432)

Let the truth be told and let the heavens fall on the PIAPS.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Conradca, 2/14/2014 11:58:30 AM     (No. 9732446)

I don´t know where you get the idea the ambassador was gay. He was married to a woman.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 2/14/2014 12:12:35 PM     (No. 9732477)

Yep, it looks like PIAPS, the hero of Kosovo, has opened a real can of Whoop...ar$$ on her self.

When you get spooks and special operations, who have the real truth about Benghazi, against you, you are dead in the water.

It the Clintoon style of getting the goods on someone, its their game by 10 to the 12th power against them...no hope for a turn around. Spooks and Black Ops know how to play the game, they wrote it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: strike3, 2/14/2014 12:16:01 PM     (No. 9732483)

The fat, snakelike girl is finding out that it makes a lot of difference, at this point.

She broke the number one rule in the military, never abandon your comrades on the battlefield, no matter how slim the chance of saving them. In the case of Benghazi, there was plenty of time and assets in the area to save those Americans. Hillary didn´t know what to do and Barry was stoned and incoherent, as well as not knowing what to do. Benghazi stained Barry´s presidency and will cost Hillary hers. Swiftboating is a mild punishment when weighed against what she did.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: losgatos, 2/14/2014 12:17:43 PM     (No. 9732487)

Oh really #10. Was it a secret marriage?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/14/2014 12:31:11 PM     (No. 9732518)

Well it seems like the witch on her broom is getting some flak!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/14/2014 12:38:25 PM     (No. 9732531)

Civilians may fail to appreciate the sacred code of bodily recovery that is woven into the military ´contract´.

We will incur multiple additional casualties just to recover the bodies of the fallen.

Might sound crazy but it is a very ancient and critically important pledge when sending young men into battle.

Barky and Hill and all of their Commie buddies wouldn´t know sacred honor if it bit them on the backside.....and it is about to.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ArtieC, 2/14/2014 12:45:41 PM     (No. 9732542)

Historically after a barrage the infantry and/or cavalry are sent in. That would be us. Saddle up and let´s roll.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 2/14/2014 12:47:47 PM     (No. 9732545)

The "barrage" should be coming from you Reuters but in the absence of that somebody has to do it so......

Reuters do you ever get embarrassed?


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Reply 18 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 2/14/2014 12:49:36 PM     (No. 9732548)

#4 If we can´t send him back to The UK, how about Lybia? I know where there is a great fixer upper in Bengazi.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: aasilver, 2/14/2014 12:55:45 PM     (No. 9732560)

Unfortunately Lucianne has been ´infiltrated´ by Democrat lunatics. # 10 is an example. Even the MSM has ´admitted´ that Chris Stevens was gay. He never married a woman but ´may´ have married a man.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 2/14/2014 1:00:56 PM     (No. 9732568)

Very surprised, #10. In fact, only heard a small mention about his mother within a couple of days of his death, then nothing since then. Cannot believe the families of the murdered ones have been so quiet, except for one mother and one father. Fear of God put in all of them by Barky´s administration?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Buttercup82, 2/14/2014 1:05:07 PM     (No. 9732577)

Gay or not, that´s irrelevant. I still remember seeing news footage of his body dragged through the streets by these Islamic terrorist scum. Hillary did nothing. Her boss, King Obama, did nothing. Benghazi still burns a slow burn in my heart. Hillary should face charges, not a presidential nomination!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: smcchk, 2/14/2014 1:23:02 PM     (No. 9732603)

The world is going to be more unsettled by ´16. Who knows where our troops might be by then. Hilary is going to have a very tough time selling herself as a "wartime President."
Referring to family, the uncle of Chris Stevens called into a local conservative talk show in Milwaukee the morning after Benghazi. He was very upset but little was known at the time. I do wonder why he never called again?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: peterfleming, 2/14/2014 1:25:22 PM     (No. 9732606)

Semantic.genius, S I Hayakawa (LANGUAGE IN ACTION) called "slanting" a technique to guide readers into a pre determined belief.

Propagandist Hosenball´s VERY FIRST WORDS are,
"Establishment republicans and right wing groups", which leaves no doubt, from Hosenball´s slanted point of view, that these murders are only the concerns of right wing extremists, whatever that means. In other words, the rest of America is not worried about Obama and Hillary´s dereliction of duty.

Hosenball should consider changing his name to HOSENBULL ! HOSENBULL, the SLANTER !

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Reply 24 - Posted by: LouD, 2/14/2014 1:34:37 PM     (No. 9732617)

This whole Benghazi thing reminds me of the Bay of Pigs invasion, when Kennedy refused the promised air support of the Cuban freedom fighters. I´ve read about the U.S. pilots frustration at being told they couldn´t help the invaders, as they watched them being slaughtered on the beaches. So there is a precedent for the dems to run out on our people.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/14/2014 2:16:59 PM     (No. 9732661)

In light of all the bad news coming Hillary`s way lately, I`m sure it must be time for her to receive another `award` for her outstanding service to our nation.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Adam, 2/14/2014 2:38:59 PM     (No. 9732697)

To be honest, I don´t think the Republicans have the guts to take this fight to Hillary. The only chance to confront her would be if a Democrat challenges her in the primaries.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/14/2014 3:18:47 PM     (No. 9732763)

Yes #25 - - another award for The PIAPS - - but - -

- - which Bush will fawn all over her this time?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 2/14/2014 4:25:23 PM     (No. 9732833)

Benghazi is that 3 a.m. call that was hypothesized in the campaign of 2008. Neither PIAPS nor Stinky was there to take the call when it really happened.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: amylu, 2/14/2014 4:39:33 PM     (No. 9732847)

I agree with #21 about the irrelevancy of Chris Stevens´ sexual persuasion. He was only one of a large group at the embassy who were totally abandoned at the order of Obama, PIAPS, et al.

Further, the very same group of attackers who were photographed so wantonly desecrating the body of the ambassador were, at first, reported by the MSM as trying to help him get medical aid. I distinctly remember hearing that report on the radio.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Jallmon, 2/14/2014 6:21:19 PM     (No. 9732947)

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Jallmon, 2/14/2014 6:27:57 PM     (No. 9732953)

PIAPS is being attacked on two fronts, Benghazi and Bubba´s assaults on the women folk.


Love to be a fly on the wall if she gets denied the nomination because of Bubba´s handiwork. That would be truly precious!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Udanja99, 2/14/2014 6:45:08 PM     (No. 9732972)

Yes, Mark, it´s up to the right to raise that ruckus because the left just doesn´t care about Muslims killing Americans who put themselves in harm´s way for the good of their country. Especially if their inconvenient deaths might have electoral consequences. And you people claim to be the compassionate ones.

Four dead in Ben gha zi! Four dead in Ben gha zi!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Starlady, 2/14/2014 6:46:00 PM     (No. 9732974)

Bob Beckel promises over and over on The Five that Hillary will face a primary should she run. He looks and sounds like he knows what he is talking about.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: JustCause, 2/14/2014 6:55:27 PM     (No. 9732980)

Object of the article was to get Hosenbull invited to the next political party.

Agree with 28 - Obie and Pants Suit were unprepared for the 3AM phone call.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 2/14/2014 7:36:03 PM     (No. 9733004)

Funny though that Hosenballs couldn´t find out who gave the stand down order.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Janjan, 2/14/2014 8:33:23 PM     (No. 9733043)

It´s way too late for the Clintons to spin this one. She made a tactical mistake when she faked an illness to avoid testifying. That will haunt her.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Janylou, 2/14/2014 9:33:53 PM     (No. 9733078)

Looks like Hosenball wants to blame this on a vast right wing conspiracy instead of a Clinton and the truth.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 2/14/2014 11:00:33 PM     (No. 9733145)

FTA: "Close Clinton adviser Phillipe Reines declined request for comment, pointing instead to a TV interview in which he said Clinton believed that U.S. diplomats had to operate in potentially dangerous places like Benghazi.
Clinton, Reines said then, was "proud of what she has done to ... handle and to improve and to try to prevent" a repetition of a Benghazi-type incident. "And I would think that, again, in the context of trying to be constructive to prevent this from happening again, which is the most important thing, is not to make it a political football."

Typical liberal, sloppy reporting. "Here´s the comment that they didn´t make." It´s like Lois Lehner testifying to her innocense just before refusing to testify.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: smcchk, 2/14/2014 11:17:34 PM     (No. 9733160)

I am so proud of Senator Ron Johnson, Wisconsin, for forcefully questioning Hilary which led her to make that arrogant statement that will doom her!

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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
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In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
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Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
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The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy
Ranch: ´If They´re Patriots, We´re
in Big Trouble´

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Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one

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