Monday, October 29, 2012

Under Comandante Zero, Al Qaeda is Alive and Americans are Dead

What did the President know and when did he know it?

The Benghazi attack laid bare Obama's rank incompetence. He left people to die in a foreign hellhole and is thus unfit to be commander in chief. This is what happens when inexperienced people who have no idea what they are doing are put in charge.

Think it's not his fault? 

Want to pin it on Little Leon Panetta, who said there wasn't enough information to act? Great. Then Obama should immediately fire Panetta, as well as the glorified wine stewards who call themselves generals who refused to act. And he needs to fire Hillary Clinton as well, since message traffic documents the security shortfalls and the fact that Hillary was aware of them.

As usual, Mark Steyn provides brilliant analysis. He has written a masterpiece that I recommend everyone read. Here are a few excerpts:

He deals with the video that supposedly touched off Islamic rioting, as well as the "Lose your virginity to Obama in the voting booth" one:
the Obama line that Benghazi had been a spontaneous movie review that just got a little out of hand was utterly false.

These two videos — the Islamophobic one and the Obamosexual one — bookend the remarkable but wholly deserved collapse of the president’s reelection campaign.
Obama, the dithering, blathering boob, has blood on his hands:
We also learned that, in those first moments of the attack, a request for military back-up was made by U.S. staff on the ground but was denied by Washington. It had planes and special forces less than 500 miles away in southern Italy — or about the same distance as Washington to Boston. They could have been there in less than two hours.

Yet the commander-in-chief declined to give the order. So Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods fought all night against overwhelming odds, and died on a rooftop in a benighted jihadist hellhole while Obama retired early to rest up before his big Vegas campaign stop.
Obama:  Unfit to be Commander in Chief

"We didn't have enough information" is a bullshit excuse to cover this administration's gross and now deadly incompetence.  A real leader would have put that quick reaction force on a plane headed for Benghazi and gathered information while they were in the air. 

Obama got bin Laden? Yeah, after years of hard grunt work by intelligence assets and months of practice by experienced special forces.  Competent professionals handed it to him on a silver platter.  No thought or bold leadership required on his part.  After months of dithering indecision, Comandante Zero pulled his finger out of his nose and gave the go-ahead.

Benghazi showed us the true Obama administration.  When left to his own devices, he is lost.  Clueless.  Dithering while people die.  He and his administration are are rank amateurs guilty of a negligence bordering on criminal.

Do we need any more evidence that Joe Biden is a moronic douche bag?
At the photo-op staged for the returning caskets, Obama et al. seem to have been too focused on their campaign needs to observe even the minimal courtesies.

Charles Woods says that at the ceremony Joe Biden strolled over to him and by way of condolence said in a “loud and boisterous” voice, “Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?

One assumes charitably that the vice president is acknowledging in his own inept and blundering way the remarkable courage of a man called upon to die for his country on some worthless sod halfway across the planet. But the near-parodic locker-room coarseness is grotesque both in its inaptness and in its lack of basic human feeling for a bereaved family forced to grieve in public and as crowd-scene extras to the political bigshot. 
Steyn concludes...
But a funny thing happened over the next six weeks: Obama’s own cue balls shriveled.
President Obama and Vice President Biden are unfit for office.  They and their klatch of ivory tower socialists, pointy-headed intellectuals, botched up bungling bastards and cocked-up cluster f**kers need to climb into their Klown Kar and get the hell out of our nation's capital before they get us all killed.



46 comments:

Darth Bacon said...

Wow! Did you nail this one!

Always On Watch said...

Linked at Infidel Bloggers Alliance.

conservativesonfire said...

So, that is what flamethrowers can do. Thanks Kurt for telling it like it is. God blessed America and decades of idiots like Obama have done their best to curse it.

Darth Bacon said...

All I ca say is that when President Romney takes over, the libs, and especially the Progressive will be doing EXACTLY what they are accusing us republicans of doing . Only it will be true on their case

Always On Watch said...

For what it's worth.

Ducky's here said...

I think the fringe right in their desperate need to maintain the al-Qaeda enemy constitute the worst of the douche baggery.

There have been far more embassy attacks during administrations of the last 50 years ever since the Red Army Faction attacks.

This is nothing but fringe right diaper pissing and you should be ashamed.

Ducky's here said...

Competent professionals handed it to him on a silver platter.

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Were you in the briefing room?

Mark Adams said...

A lot of us knew in 2008 that Obama was incompetent to hold the highest position in the land. You don't take a Jr Senator from IL and make him President.
It's like taking a mail room clerk and promoting him to a CEO of a company.
Blame can also be laid at the feet of the voters, too.
Good piece here, SF!

Thersites said...

Linkage?

Thersites said...

More linkage?

Heads are rolling in DOD... but why? Do they know who's responsible?

Silverfiddle said...

Ducky: You should be ashamed for being a willful tool of this administration.

Was I in the briefing room? What piddle. It is documented that people put in hard work finding bin Laden. All Obama had to do was approve it.

The difference between that and Benghazi, where Obama actually had to think on his feet and make a split-second decision, is telling. He's an incompetent non-leader who has no business being commander in chief.

Either he knew what was going on or he didn't. If he knew, he made a piss poor decision and people died.

That the deaths don't bother progressives is not surprising. The Long March is always more important than the souls that must perish along the way.

Always On Watch said...

The elephant in the room: the deaths of these four Americans in Benghazi might not have occurred if the Obama administration had done its duty.

Why was the duty shirked?

As for Al Qaeda, it hasn't evaporated. It's not going to evaporate.

AQ is a hydra. To think otherwise is folly.

Ducky's here said...

He isn't sending out enough drones to suit you?

What we are doing is arguing over semantics rater than asking questions about the cause of the attack, which is still sketchy.
The fringe right is doing the country no favors.

Silverfiddle said...

What a patsy you are, Ducky.

The ambassador identified security shortfalls but Obama did nothing.

On 9/11/2012 Americans under attack called for help and this cowardly administration did nothing to help them.

Keep apologizing for your hero, Ducky.

-FJ said...

I want to know why Africa Command has a new commander, and why a Carrier battlegroup commander currently deployed to ME, like Alcibaides, has been recalled.

Somebody has obviously whacked off a Hermai, was it Obama's?

Divine Theatre said...

"Glorified wine stewards"! Perfection!
Frankly, I don't believe Barack had anything to do with the death of Bin Laden. It's like saying Jerry Lewis actually choreographed all of Fred Asaire's routines.
Ducky, you already know the cause of the attack was a You Tube video seen by 30 people. Barack said so. Thta's why the video's creators and their families had to go into hiding.

Andie

Rational Nation USA said...

I guess the President views everything from a community organizing perspective.

Incompetent, but apparently learned the fine ate of cover. Perhaps from a president of yesteryear, Richard M. Nixon.

Of course back in the Watergate Era the leftist media was all over the scandal/coverup like flies on horse manure. Now, with the most progressive, collectivist, and fascistic president and administration in history the leftism media is NOWHERE TO BE FOUND.

HYPOCRITES!!!

Steve said...

SF and RN screaming today,
Lynch the nigger

Always On Watch said...

Duck,
I'm not all that enamored of using drones. Just sayin'.

skudrunner said...

BHO spent 1 1/2 years as a Senator and 1 1/2 years as president. The remainder of the time he has spent running for office. He has spent little time conferring with congressional leaders, ignored the recommendations of a Simpson - Bowles after he asked for a plan. He hangs out with the millionaire entertainers and says successful small business owners are evil and should pay more income tax.

Wonder what country Michale is taking her friends to after the election. She has a lot of tax dollars to spend and has been stuck in the US for a few months.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Why wasn't Richard Nixon impeached for the Kent State Shooting? 4 Dead Americans seems to be the Right-Wing Ghouls metric.

Why wasn't Ronald Reagan impeached for disarming the Marine Embassy Guards and allowing TWO terrorist attacks which used the same tactics killing 258 Americans in Beirut Lebanon? And then not Staying the Course but Cut-and-Running from "Islamo-Fascists"?

Why weren't George W Bush and Dick Cheney impeached for 9/11? Having been warned specficially on August 6 of Bin Laden plans to attack in the United States and the numerous previous warnings of Bin Laden's plans. It was also the first time the Contential United States had been attacked since 1812.

Silverfiddle said...

Gene: Reagan made a mistake and owned up to it. He also retaliated.

As for the rest of it, you're nuts, as are most people on the far left these days.

Obama gets credit for bin Laden?

Then he gets blames for this gross malfeasance.

Silverfiddle said...

From Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense:

If Obama ordered the military to “secure our personnel,” where is the order?

He goes on to say that if he really did issue such an order, why hasn't he fired people for not obeying?

What did the president know, and when did he know it?

The Political Chic said...

Was there ever any doubt that this was a coverup from the beginning. The only people who seemed to believe it the media and the hard core liberals. It is horrific how this administration has divided this country.
What I would like to know is why did we impeach Clinton for lying about his sex life yet do nothing about Obama lying about a terrorist act on Americans that left 4 dead?
Are these Progressive Idiots that influential?

Dave Miller said...

Silver... I am not one to say Obama may one day be shown to have been at fault in this. But...

Many on the right are guilty, in my opinion, of the same type of character assassination that they deplored when Michael Moore mockingly portrayed President Bush in his movie 9/11.

Presidents are in a situation where they have to take a chance on the best info they've been given, and guess what? Sometimes that info is wrong.

We went to war with Iraq on the mistaken, and admitted wrong idea that Saddam possessed WMD's. Our President and his admin made a mistake.

It took awhile for that to come out, as the truth will ultimately prevail here. Unfortunately we are in the heat of an election, giving way to hyper partisan rhetoric.

I am not defending how the libs treated Bush because generally I think it was horrible, and have said so many times.

But reasonable people should be able to see that s#*t happens and a president, no matter his party cannot control everything.

Give the process time to work, relax a little, and have patience. If President Obama did indeed break the law, or organize an official coverup, like Nixon and Reagan in iran-Contra, we'll hear about it and the appropiate action will be taken.

Liberalmann said...

The right is spinning in their grooves trying to blame Obama for a chaotic event which could take months to sort out. How long did it take before we knew what happened after the original 911? How many lies did Bush perpetuate to take us into a war which killed hundreds of thousands based on a lie?

The GOP, including Ryan, denied funds for extra security.

Ryan and his House Republican colleagues voted repeatedly to cut millions in funding for diplomatic security, even as they criticize the administration for defense cuts in the sequestration deal that they also voted for. Moreover, it's not just a simple matter to send in the Marines—they can only be deployed with the permission of the host country, and their primary responsibility is the protection of sensitive information, not serving as bodyguards for US ambassadors.

House Republicans cut the administration’s request for embassy security funding by $128 million in fiscal 2011 and $331 million in fiscal 2012....Last year, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that Republicans’ proposed cuts to her department would be “detrimental to America’s national security” — a charge Republicans rejected.

Ryan, Issa and other House Republicans voted for an amendment in 2009 to cut $1.2 billion from State operations, including funds for 300 more diplomatic security positions. Under Ryan’s budget, non-defense discretionary spending, which includes State Department funding, would be slashed nearly 20 percent in 2014, which would translate to more than $400 million in additional cuts to embassy security.

Liberalmann said...

The Truth About Attacks on Our Diplomats
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Liberalmann said...

The Truth About Attacks on Our Diplomats
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Silverfiddle said...

Liberalmann:

We've repeatedly debunked your lies about GOP cuts to the State budget. Never happened because Democrat Harry Reid passed no budget for four years. They are on continuing resolutions.

Continue spreading your blatant lies here and I will delete them.

The information Obama had before and during was not foggy or unclear.

It was specific and actionable. He's the president, he's accountable.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Silverfiddle and all righties,

Okay so Bush gets a pass on 9/11 so how about 4 Blackwater guys killed in Fallujah on March 31 2004? Why no blame for Bush? Why? Why no blame for the follow on operations which resulted in thousands of dead?

Why the inconsistent attitudes?

Mark Adams said...

"Why no blame for Bush?"
The subject is Benghazi and the ultra-blunderer Obama.

Silverfiddle said...

Because Gere, the Blackwater deaths happened in a war.

Your hero Obumbler sat and dithered while people died. It's a simple thing: Americans in trouble, you run to the sound of the guns.

You liberals are so ate up with hero worship you are brain addled.

FreeThinke said...

A couple of great lines from Steyn's article:


”Avoiding the economy and foreign affairs, Obama fell back on Big Bird, and binders, and bayonets, just to name the “B”s in his bonnet.”


“... when the president and other prominent officials stand by as four Americans die and then abuse their sacrifice as contemptuously as this administration did, decency requires that they be voted out of office as an act of urgent political hygiene.”



Finntann said...

@How long did it take before we knew what happened after the original 911?

That's an easy one... bombing of Afghanistan started on October 7th, so 26 days.

It is now October 29th, Obama's had 48

Shaw Kenawe said...

The 9/11 Commission came into effect over a year after the event. The findings were reported in mid-2004. It took 3 years to find out what happened on 9/11 when 3,000 Americans were killed.

You say Obama has had all of 48 days and no report yet? Oh my!

"The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission), an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation and the signature of President George W. Bush in late 2002...report, which is available for download from this site. The report is also available in bookstores nationwide and from the Government Printing Office. "

Silverfiddle said...

Shaw: You missed the entire point.

Americans were dying in Benghazi, Obama knew it and did nothing. A negligence bordering on criminal, but exactly what we would expect when we elect a prom king instead of a president.

Finntann said...

No Shaw, it didn't take 3 years to find out what happened on 9/11.

Within hours of the attacks, the FBI released the names and in many cases the personal details of the suspected pilots and hijackers. By midday, the U.S. National Security Agency and German intelligence agencies had intercepted communications pointing to Osama bin Laden.

The investigation into the attacks themselves was code named PENTTBOM.

Authorities in the United States and Britain also obtained electronic intercepts, including telephone conversations and electronic bank transfers, which indicate that Mohammed Atef, a bin Laden deputy, was a key figure in the planning of the 9/11 attacks.

Intercepts were also obtained that revealed conversations that took place days before September 11 between bin Laden and an associate in Pakistan. In those conversations, the two referred to "an incident that would take place in America on, or around, September 11" and they discussed potential repercussions.

Based on the evidence, authorities in the United States quickly asserted that Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda organization were solely responsible for the attacks, and other suspects were ruled out. The Government of the United Kingdom reached the same conclusion.

Hence the initiation of military action against Afghanistan on 7 October 2011.

The 9/11 Commission was not set up to figure out what happened, it was set up to evaluate government preparedness and response to the attacks, not the attacks themselves.

Spin till you win!

Ducky's here said...

Deadly incompetence? Maybe.

Certainly nothing on a level with Saint Ronnie Raygun putting the marines in a completely exposed position after Fat Man Sharon wrote checks his ass couldn't cash.

Clintoon? Actually a pretty clean record.

Bush? Please.

I think your selective outrage should be put where the sun doesn't shine.

Finntann said...

Ducky: As they say, shit happens.

What they do after shit happens, is the measure of the man.

Jersey McJones said...

Okay guys, what is the cover-up?

Give it a rest.

I've read all of you apologizing for your partisan faves one time or another, but how often is it "liberals" pissing off edgy foreign entanglements? I have to think the guys that put that video together just aren't that bright.

That stupid video made for a convenient attack on the Benghazi embassy. Why won't any of you admit that?

I hope this misguided "issue" costs Romney the election. It would just go to show...

JMJ

Always On Watch said...

Possibly of interest.

FreeThinke said...

Misfortune occurs.

How we deal with it is the measure of our character.

Silverfiddle said...

"That stupid video made for a convenient attack on the Benghazi embassy. Why won't any of you admit that?"

Your regime dropped that line of propaganda weeks ago Jersey. Where you been?

Ducky: Like Shaw, you missed it completely.

Americans were dying and President Obumbles did nothing. That is the issue.

FreeThinke said...

"Officialdumb" is nothing but a pile of crap -- everywhere.

Unfortunately that only makes all the more dangerous to our health and well being.


~ from The Wit and Wisdom of Grace Hitler

Finntann said...

I don't know FT... it loses something in translation from the common vernacular.

FreeThinke said...

"... it loses something in translation from the common vernacular."

I agree. It loses vulgarity. ;-)

Cheerio!

~ FT