Consulate in Benghazi: Just a CIA front?

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    Your trolling and you know it.

    Just in case your are in the dark I suggest that you google CNN's recent story on what CIA and Benghazi on 91/12
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    I don't see any activities suggestive of Contragate. Which ones are, IYO?
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    I am gong to be objective.
    How about?

    Question: When you read the CNN link
    http://thelead.blogs.cnn.com/2013/0...ratives-on-the-ground-during-benghazi-attack/

    Tell me what items peak you curiosity.

    Being objective here is seeing anything out of the ordinary and flagging it for question.

    To not questioning any out of ordinary item is being negligent and perhaps bias (subjective).
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    Well, since you didn't specifically call for a specific action in response - nor do you now - I guess I can't just assume you want Issa having hearings on it tomorrow as I thought you might be implying. That's not an unreasonable assumption given the over-the-top reaction to this and some other incidents in recent months. If you want us all to ponder it and the intelligence committee chairman to meet with the administration, by all means, have at it. Depending on what comes of that meeting perhaps committee investigations behind closed doors would be next.
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    Why the the dodge of the request I made?

    Why turn down the opportunity to demonstrate dome objectivity on your part?

    I read the CNN article and saw at least on item that deserves at least one question.

    Did you read the CNN article that I linked to?
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    Yes, I did, and I don't know what you are fishing for. Who do you want asking the question? I offered what I consider a reasonable way to handle it. Do you disagree?
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    Candy man thanks for noticing that too.

    It is amazing how smart Rowe is when it comes to Repubs going astray. He knows all and sees all where the Dems are correct and where the Repubs are wrong

    However he seems to claim no knowledge or even cannot offer and educated objective guess when a question comes up if Obama and the Dems have made an error or committed the least of all transgressions.

    The CNN article was written for any with an 8th grade education or higher to understand. The author of the article damn near left a flashing neon sign on the unusual events that were going on during and after the 9/11/12 events.

    Question to you Candyman: Can you see the items in the article that are capable of raising the eyebrow of the average 8th grader? Don't give away the answers. You can answer yes or no
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    Yes-like sitting in a broke down Yugo in front of an on coming semi.
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    A simple yes would of been sufficient. Lol
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    I'm still here, and I answered your post. Ball is in your court.

    As far as the newest dog whistle you and candy are hearing, I'm reminded of the fact that you have been hearing one on Benghazi for 11 months now, only the earlier one was a different tune. Perhaps you will recall that several of us have been pointing out it was a CIA post for about 6 months. Welcome aboard, but can you turn that damn music off.
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    This is your response. All I see is deflection and a dodge.

    Being cute aren't.
    You got to be kidding or delusioned if you think that I do not know what are the unusal events in Benghazi on and after the night of 9/11/12.
    Of course I did not get specific.
    How can I expect you to be objective if I narrow down the playing field for you?
    Come on I am being fair by letting you cherry pick the entire CNN article.
    The other of the article even label some of the items as unusual.

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    It is not that cut and dry. The legality depends on where the arms were purchased, collected, and the route that was use for delivery. If the US gov't or a US contractor broke any of the laws where that activity was conducted (such as in EU countries) then the US in in violation of those laws. Now if all of those activities were conducted outside of EU jurisdiction then the US and its contractors are clear.

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    Running arms is likely what was going on.
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    That does not appear to actually be true.

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/07/congress-delays-arms-shipment-to-syrian-rebels.html

    Sounds like Congressional approval is not actually required legally but is more of a courtesy.

    As for possible export laws in North Africa, that sounds like the laws we ask the CIA to break all the time as part of their mission. Espionage is illegal in every country. However, the CIA is an intelligence agency that engages in espionage around the world. If you are going to object to the CIA violating local laws in the commission of their mission, the CIA would basically have to cease to exist. Clearly, we broke Syrian laws by arming what their central government views as armed insurrectionists. However, breaking that Syrian law is now US policy (as well as the policy of several EU countries).
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    Why would they be running arms through Libya?
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    Just a check-in here from a resident grammar nazi: it's "piqued"
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    Benghazi is a port town on the Mediterranean coast of Africa, which as a continent obviously has a pretty extensive black and grey market arms trade. If we were shipping a relatively small number of arms to Syria, it would actually be a relatively logical place based on the relative lack of central government control, relatively Pro-US government, and location.
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    Versus, say, Tel Aviv?

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