Hillary Toasted, Only Lightly Buttered

2012 December 19
by drdog09

The Mess of the Benghazi Massacare —

1. The attacks were security related, involving arson, small arms and machine gun fire, and the use of RPGs, grenades, and mortars against U.S. personnel at two separate facilities – the SMC and the Annex – and en route between them. Responsibility for the tragic loss of life, injuries, and damage to U.S. facilities and property rests solely and completely with the terrorists who perpetrated the
attacks. The Board concluded that there was no protest prior to the attacks, which were unanticipated in their scale and intensity.

2. Systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the State Department (the “Department”) resulted in a Special Mission security posture that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place.

Security in Benghazi was not recognized and implemented as a “shared responsibility” by the bureaus in Washington charged with supporting the post, resulting in stove-piped discussions and decisions on policy and security. That
said, Embassy Tripoli did not demonstrate strong and sustained advocacy with Washington for increased security for Special Mission Benghazi.

3. Notwithstanding the proper implementation of security systems and procedures and remarkable heroism shown by American personnel, those systems and the Libyan response fell short in the face of a series of attacks that began with the sudden penetration of the Special Mission compound by dozens of armed attackers.

The Board found the responses by both the BML guards and February 17 to be inadequate. The Board’s inquiry found little evidence that the armed February 17 guards offered any meaningful defense of the SMC, or succeeded in summoning a February 17 militia presence to assist expeditiously.

4. The Board found that intelligence provided no immediate, specific tactical warning of the September 11 attacks. Known gaps existed in the intelligence community’s understanding of extremist militias in Libya and the potential threat they posed to U.S. interests, although some threats were known to exist.

5. The Board found that certain senior State Department officials within two bureaus demonstrated a lack of proactive leadership and management ability in their responses to security concerns posed by Special Mission Benghazi, given the deteriorating threat environment and the lack of reliable host government protection. However, the Board did not find reasonable cause to determine that any individual U.S. government employee breached his or her duty.

Full report is here.

Here is what I find remarkable.

A) A report indirectly implicates the POTUS and the press is mum about the whole affair. The published details in this report are sufficient for an impeachment proceeding for the mere lying to the American people. It’s what brought down Nixon, it should bring down Obama, but it won’t.

B) Systematic failure within State failed to recognize the threat. The two depts fingered in the report have titular heads sitting at desks yet their heads don’t roll? That alone is criminal. The mere fact that there has not been a singular firing over this affair is stunning.

C) After the original 9/11 attack the Bush administration received an approval from Congress to create the Dir of National Intelligence. It was DNI’s job to clear the log jams and ferret out the very data that the report indicates is lacking. We have spent billions, assembled yet another bureaucracy all for nought.

I feel for the families of the slain. There is enough public information in this report to bring a civil damages action were it not for the sovereign immunity of the federal government.

May all and sundry involved in this Mess rot in hell.

Update: It appears that some individuals are falling on their swords — link.

29 Responses leave one →
  1. 2012 December 19 10:48 am
    drdog09 permalink

    What is extremely telling is that Hillary by stating she accepts the responsibility on her watch in actuality now avoids the very responsibility she accepted and comes out smelling like a rose. Freaking unreal.

  2. 2012 December 19 11:12 am
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “In government, the scum rises to the top.”
    – Friedrich A. Hayek

    Never more true then right FREAKIN’ now, eh?

  3. 2012 December 19 11:17 am
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

  4. 2012 December 19 11:18 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Yes. And Hayek should have finished his paragraph by noting — “Even the stuff at the bottom is scum.”

  5. 2012 December 19 11:27 am
    drdog09 permalink


    First of all good that the appellate court remanded back. But and here is the subtlety, religious freedom, ie the 1st Amendment is being brokered by the courts. We have gone from `inalienable rights issued from God` to they are available to the highest bidder.

  6. 2012 December 19 11:28 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 –

    I had no idea they made toasters that big. If she was any more than lightly buttered, it would clean out the dairy case at the local supermarket.

  7. 2012 December 19 11:38 am
    drdog09 permalink

    I had no idea they made toasters that big.

    Today they call them a tanning bed. Though I have to say, with Hills heft she might not fit in one of those either…. 🙂

  8. 2012 December 19 11:45 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Only one observation, and Powerline makes it, Gaffetastic heading a blue ribbon panel on gun control? The same guy who has headed up two other blue ribbon panels that went nowhere? Massive head fake.

  9. 2012 December 19 12:36 pm
    justrand permalink

    truly amazing indeed…
    (1) The State Department bungled every aspect before/during/after this…
    (2) Hillary Clinton was in charge of the State Department before/during/after this…


    (3) Hillary is blameless and should be elected President in 2016

    ta da!!

  10. 2012 December 19 1:10 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “This last point is a very good one. If you are interested in the results of an unarmed populace, look no further than China’s Great Leap Forward under Mao.

    Whether it is Hitler’s Germany or Stalin’s Russia, an unarmed population always invites the retaliation of tyrants. And we can also see that gun control does little to reduce violence statistically. Australian officials have been busy disarming their populace but violence is not down appreciably, as it is only law-abiding citizens that allow themselves to be disarmed. Criminals remain armed.

    For those who believe as we do in directed history, the specter of aggressive efforts at gun confiscation is not a good sign. Those who are engaged in the promotion of world government are providing us with clear illustrations that they are willing to shed blood to attain it. These individuals and their surrogates practice the philosophy of “the end justifies the means.”

    But just as importantly, if not more so, the opinion of Chinese officials regarding the positives of US gun control provide us with an insight as to how closely aligned US and Chinese leaders really are when it comes to sociopolitical and economic policies.

    The world is being prepared for global government, in our view. The US is being brought down while other countries like the BRICs are being brought up.

    The idea that China poses an existential threat to the West is no more convincing, in our view, than the idea that Islam is implacably opposed to Christianity and that a religious war is in the offing.

    Conclusion: These are memes of the elite. They are phantasmagoria designed to distract us from the truth that is both more mundane and perhaps more dangerous.”


  11. 2012 December 19 2:12 pm
    bc3b permalink

  12. 2012 December 19 2:31 pm

    “Woman attacked with feces-filled sock on train…”

    Where are the calls to ban arseholes?

  13. 2012 December 19 2:33 pm

    9) You missed step 4 …profit! 😉

  14. 2012 December 19 2:35 pm

    I can’t believe the proposal I just heard via news up, some jerk in CA legislature is calling for you to have to be permitted and background checked yearly just to buy ammo in the state….

    hahahahahha *sigh*

  15. 2012 December 19 3:08 pm

    post 12~~~was that a high capacity sock???

  16. 2012 December 19 3:11 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Or, was the assailant using piercing armor cr*&?

    No, wait… I missed it. Did sock the perv used look like an assault weapon? Were there sights on the sock? Or a quick release on this perv’s ass for fast reload?

  17. 2012 December 19 3:35 pm

    Was it a concealable crap sock ?

  18. 2012 December 19 3:35 pm

    Or a quick release on this perv’s ass for fast reload?

    😀 😀

  19. 2012 December 19 3:48 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Spoken in response to someone asking me why someone “needs” an automatic firearm aka an assault weapon:

    It is not up to me to decide what other citizens “need” nor is that up to our government. Freedom means that WE get to decide what we need…and with what level of protection we will provide for ourselves. This concept is codified in the 2nd amendment of the Constitution wherein it states that our Liberty to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. As to for what are assault weapons needed…they are needed to secure Liberty and to defend us against the tyranny of criminals operating both within and without the Law. For you are as likely now days to be robbed or assaulted by the Government as you are by a fellow Citizen. Robbed how, when your labor is taken from you in the form of income taxes to which the government has no right. Assaulted how, when you are, without probable cause, frisked at the airport for refusing to allow yourself to naked xrayed. How does that square with the 4th amendment which requires particularized suspicion for a search to be lawful?

  20. 2012 December 19 4:04 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #14 Because Nevada is just so gosh darn far away! 😉

  21. 2012 December 19 4:16 pm
    bc3b permalink

    “jerk in CA legislature”

    That description probably covers 90% of the state’s legislators.

  22. 2012 December 19 4:16 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    The world is round and we have reached the bottom
    -RP, circa 2012

  23. 2012 December 19 4:17 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “When only cops have guns, it’s called a police state.”
    – Robert A. Heinlein

    “After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it.”
    – William S. Burroughs

  24. 2012 December 19 4:20 pm
    bc3b permalink

    JM –

    “#14 Because Nevada is just so gosh darn far away!”

    When is Kim gonna do his thing? Mullet and I are planning a new oceanfront resort in Nevada and the expansion NFL team to replace the 49ers. He already snuck the Song Girls out so we have cheerleaders. Now for the less important part – players.

  25. 2012 December 19 4:25 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #24 He’s probably still staring at himself in the mirror and reading Chicken Soup for the Sexy Man’s Soul. He’ll get around to us eventually, I’m sure.

  26. 2012 December 19 7:59 pm

    Black dimokrat~~~~Great statesman.

    Black republican~~~~Uncle tom.

  27. 2012 December 19 8:07 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    KH, 26,

    Course NYT ought to know…… Their editorial board only has a token as well — http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/12/i-would-never-be-so-insulting-as-to-accuse-the-ny-times-of-tokenism/

  28. 2012 December 19 8:28 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Interesting — http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/20-signs-that-the-u-s-poverty-explosion-is-hitting-children-and-young-people-the-hardest

    The question on the table is why this age group? I understand lacking experience puts one at a disadvantage. But since one will be at the bottom of the economic ladder one gets paid half as much as someone with 5-8yrs experience. Least in my business companies seem to like having two for the price of one.

    Maybe employers have figured out that a woman’s studies graduate from Cornell is not worth the hassle??

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