THE GOP SHOUD BE ON SUICIDE WATCH.
THEY HAVE SELF-BLINDED AND BECOME IMMUNE TO REASON.
THERE WERE 14 EMBASSY ATTACKS DURING GEORGE W. BUSH'S TENURE IN THE WHITE HOUSE, NOT COUNTING ATTACKS ON EMBASSIES IN IRAQ.
MOST OF THOSE SCREAMING LOUDEST FOR A DEMOCRAT'S HEAD ON A PIKE WERE IN OFFICE DURING BUSH'S TERMS.
NO ONE CALLED COLIN POWELL ON THE CARPET, NOR CONDIE RICE, NOR BUSH, NOR CHENEY...NOT ONE GOP POLITICIAN WAS HAULED UP FOR ANY EMBASSY ATTACK REASON, BUT BENGHAZI IS ALL THE GOP HAS TO HOLD OUT HOPE ON, I MUST ASSUME, AND IT'S MAKING THEM CRAZY!
THERE WERE ACTUALLY 14 ATTACKS ON AMERICAN EMBASSIES ALMOST IDENTICAL TO THE ONE ON THE BENGHAZI COMPOUND, WITH GREATER LOSS OF LIFE, AND YET NO ONE WAS SUMMONED TO CONGRESS EVEN ONCE TO ACCOUNT FOR A SINGLE ONE OF THOSE.
THE TEA ROOM MENTIONED 13, ALONG WITH THE THREE VERY DEADLY ATTACKS ON OUR EMBASSIES DURING THE REAGAN YEARS, WHICH ALSO WERE NEVER "INVESTIGATED".
[ SEE: 17 U.S. EMBASSIES ATTACKED, 148 KILLED, HUNDREDS INJURED]
BOTH I AND THE REPORTER OF THE ARTICLE BELOW LEFT OUT THE LIMA, PERU EMBASSY BOMBING OF 2002 THAT KILLED NINE PEOPLE, AND WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT TO PREVENT BUSH FROM GOING TO PERU.
I DID NOT "COUNT" THE FOLLOWING, EITHER.
- 2008 - John Granville, US diplomat, assassinated in Khartoum, Sudan
NOW THAT THE REPUBLICANS ARE HEAD-HUNTING, MAYBE THEY, OR THE DEMOCRATS, AT LAST, CAN LOOK FOR HEADS IN THE REPUBLICAN CAMP?
17 DEADLY ATTACKS ON U.S. EMBASSIES UNDER TWO REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTS THAT COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED IN THE SAME MANNER REPUBLICANS SAY BENGHAZI COULD HAVE BEEN NIPPED IN THE BUD.
DEMOCRATS NEVER ONCE SCREAMED FOR INVESTIGATIONS INTO WHO FAILED AND WHY TO PROTECT THOSE EMBASSIES.
IF WE TRULY ARE GOING TO START HOLDING ANYONE RESPONSIBLE FOR LAX IN SECURITY OR ANY OTHER FAILINGS, LET'S MAKE A CLEAN SWEEP OF IT AND GO BACK AT LEAST AS FAR AS JIMMY CARTER'S WATCH.
- 1979 - U.S. embassy burning in Islamabad - embassy was attacked by mob because a radio report mistakenly blamed the US for the seizure of the Grand Mosque in Mecca; actions that were carried out by a radical Islamic faction Grand Mosque Seizure. Two Americans and two Pakistani members of the embassy staff were killed.
- 1979 - U.S. embassy in Tripoli also burned due to the mistaken information about the Grand Mosque Seizure.
UNDER BILL CLINTON:
1995 - March 8 - Killing of two US Diplomats in Pakistan.
1998 - August 7 - US embassy bombings: U.S. Kenya Embassy blown up, 214 killed (including 12 Americans);
Also in 1998, U.S. Tanzania Embassy blown up, 11 killed.
WHO CAN INVESTIGATE CONGRESS?
THEY NEED INVESTIGATING, AND KICKED OUT OF OFFICE, ALL OF THEM.
FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST
"The Benghazi attacks (the consulate and the CIA compound) are absolutely not unprecedented even though they’re being treated that way by Republicans who are deliberately ignoring anything that happened prior to Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009.
1.January 22, 2002. Calcutta, India. Gunmen associated with Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami attack the U.S. Consulate. Five people are killed.
2. June 14, 2002. Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bomber connected with al-Qaida attacks the U.S. Consulate, killing 12 and injuring 51.
3. October 12, 2002. Denpasar, Indonesia. U.S. diplomatic offices bombed as part of a string of “Bali Bombings.” No fatalities.
4. February 28, 2003. Islamabad, Pakistan. Several gunmen fire upon the U.S. Embassy. Two people are killed.
5. May 12, 2003. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Armed al-Qaida terrorists storm the diplomatic compound killing 36 people including nine Americans. The assailants committed suicide by detonating a truck bomb.
6. July 30, 2004. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A suicide bomber from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan attacks the U.S. Embassy, killing two people.
7. December 6, 2004. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Al-Qaida terrorists storm the U.S. Consulate and occupy the perimeter wall. Nine people are killed.
8. March 2, 2006. Karachi, Pakistan AGAIN, YES, SAME EMBASSY.
Suicide bomber attacks the U.S. Consulate killing four people, including U.S. diplomat David Foy who was directly targeted by the attackers. (I wonder if Lindsey Graham or Fox News would even recognize the name “David Foy.” This is the third Karachi terrorist attack in four years on what’s considered American soil.)
9. September 12, 2006. Damascus, Syria. Four armed gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar” storm the U.S. Embassy using grenades, automatic weapons, a car bomb and a truck bomb. Four people are killed, 13 are wounded.
10. January 12, 2007. Athens, Greece. Members of a Greek terrorist group called the Revolutionary Struggle fire a rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. Embassy. No fatalities.
11. March 18, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Members of the al-Qaida-linked Islamic Jihad of Yemen fire a mortar at the U.S. Embassy. The shot misses the embassy, but hits nearby school killing two.
12. July 9, 2008. Istanbul, Turkey. Four armed terrorists attack the U.S. Consulate. Six people are killed.
13. September 17, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Terrorists dressed as military officials attack the U.S. Embassy with an arsenal of weapons including RPGs and detonate two car bombs. Sixteen people are killed, including an American student and her husband (they had been married for three weeks when the attack occurred).
This is the second attack on this embassy in seven months.
A few observations about this timeline.
My initial list was quoted from an article on the Daily Kos which actually contained several errors and only 11 attacks (the above timeline contains all 13 attacks).
Also, my list above doesn’t include the numerous and fatal attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad during the Iraq war — a war that was vocally supported by Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Fox News Channel.
But one thing’s for sure: neither Graham nor any of his cohorts launched a crusade against the Bush administration and the State Department in any of those cases — no one did, including the congressional Democrats, by the way.
American embassies in Yemen and Pakistan were attacked numerous times.
Why didn’t the Bush administration do something to secure the compounds after the first attacks?
Why didn’t he provide additional security?
Nearly every accusation being issued about Benghazi could’ve been raised about the Bush era attacks, and yet these self-proclaimed truth-seekers refused to, in their words, undermine the commander-in-chief while troops were in harm’s way (a line they repeated over and over again during those years).
So we’re only left to conclude the obvious.
The investigations and accusations and conspiracy theories are entirely motivated by politics and a strategy to escalate this to an impeachment trial."
WHAT THE REPORTER OF THAT ARTICLE DID NOT STATE, WHAT I WILL STATE, IS THAT THE GOP WAS SO OFFENDED, SO ANGRY WHEN A PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN BLACK MAN, A JUNIOR CONGRESSMAN, A BLACK MAN WHO SUPPOSEDLY HAD A KENYAN FATHER, BEAT THE LIVING CRAP OUT OF THEIR "WHITE HORSE PROPHECY", VERY WHITE CANDIDATE, THE ELITIST EGOMANIAC, MITT ROMNEY.
THEY HAVE BEEN SO IRATE, SO EMBARRASSED, SO DESPONDENT EVER SINCE THAT THEY HAVE ALL GONE QUITE MAD...THIS IS OBVIOUS AND OFTEN REPORTED BY THE PRESS AS FIRST ONE AND THEN ANOTHER GOP CONGRESSMAN GOES OFF THE DEEP END.
THEY WOULD RATHER DIE, I BELIEVE, THAN SEE THEIR NEXT CANDIDATE DEFEATED BY BILL CLINTON'S WIFE, A WOMAN, A FEMALE.
THEY ARE SCARED OUT OF THEIR MUDDLED LITTLE MINDS AND WILL DO ANYTHING, BAR NOTHING, TO TRY TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE NOT DEFEATED AGAIN.
BUT IF YOU'VE WATCHED THEM, AS I HAVE, YOU SURELY SEE THAT EVERYTHING THEY'RE DOING TO TRY TO IMPEACH OR ERASE OBAMA, DISCREDIT DEMOCRATS AND STOP CLINTON HAS BEEN SEVERELY DETRIMENTAL TO THE GOP, ALMOST GUARANTEEING A DEMOCRATIC WIN...AGAIN.
NO ONE WILL EVER FORGET THOSE "HANGING CHADS", THE THEFT OF THE WHITE HOUSE, STOLEN FROM OLD AL GORE, THE WAY THE GOP HAS BLOCKED VOTER REGISTRATION, THE UNETHICAL AND JUST PLAIN WRONG WAY THE ELITIST GOP MEMBERS TREATED RON PAUL AND HIS DELEGATES AT CONVENTION, THE DIRTY TRICKS, TO WRESTLE THE NOMINATION FROM PAUL...
THE LIST IS ENDLESS!
THEY ALL SEEM TO HAVE CAUGHT FOOT-IN-MOUTH DISEASE FROM TED CRUZ AND BOBBY JINDAL AND MAYBE DEVELOPED AN ADDICTION TO ALCOHOL AS POOR JOHN BOEHNER AND MORE PATHETIC G.W. BUSH.
MAYBE THEY'RE JUST DRUNK ON HATE?
IT REALLY IS A SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS FOR THE ONCE GRAND OLD GOP.
I FIND MYSELF FEELING GENUINELY SORRY FOR ALL GRASSROOTS GOP FOLKS WHO RECOGNIZED RON PAUL WAS THEIR LAST CHANCE.
BUT, AFTER ALL, THE GRASSROOTS FOLKS HANDED THE PARTY OVER TO THOSE WHO WANTED A "TEA PARTY".
THEY GAVE UP WITHOUT MUCH OF A BATTLE.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT WAS IN THAT TEA, BUT THE GOP IS SHOT-OUT!
UNPLUG THOSE TALKING HEADS AND GET SOMEONE SANE TO RESCUE THIS THING!
DUMP ALL OF THOSE WHO ARE SINKING THE SHIP!
OR...BE PREPARED FOR AT LEAST 4 MORE YEARS OF THIS SAME KIND OF WAR ON THE BIG HILL IN OLD D.C.
IF CLINTON WINS, I HONESTLY BELIEVE THE ENTIRE GOP CONGRESS WILL EITHER FLING THEMSELVES OFF THE TOP OF THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT OR WILL "GO POSTAL" AND WIPE OUT AS MANY DEMOCRATS AS THEY CAN BEFORE THEY FALL IN A HAIL OF BULLETS.
SERIOUSLY, I SEE EITHER SCENARIO HAPPENING IF HILLARY WINS.
THEN AGAIN, DO WE WANT THE CURRENTLY RABID GOP RUNNING THIS POOR ASYLUM?
WHAT A CHOICE, AMERICA!
THERE SIMPLY IS NO RATIONAL, NO LOGICAL, NO HONORABLE CHOICE IN SIGHT!