Patterico's Pontifications

4/30/2013

Benghazi Whistleblowers Lawyer Up

Filed under: General — JD @ 9:22 am

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It seems they needed to lawyer up, as they have been threatened about testifying to Congress. . Nice career you have there, it would be a shame if something happened to it.

Rep. Gowdy says there are more hearings to come.

In other news, the MFM and Obama want to talk about a gay journeyman basketball player.

UPDATE –

Benghazi illustrates everything that is wrong with this Administration — stupidity, lies and coverups, corruption, and a complacent media.

Comment by DRJ

That is all.

Updated x2 – maybe not … Thanks to Dana.

President Obama on Tuesday said he was unaware of complaints from Benghazi whistleblowers inside his own administration who contend that they are being intimidated over their cooperation with investigators into the September 2012 attack, but pledged to look into the matter.
“I’m not familiar with this notion that anybody’s been blocked from testifying,” Mr. Obama said in response to a question during a press conference in the White House briefing room. “What I’ll do is find out what exactly you’re referring to.”

This is deceitful and unbelievable on many levels. From an Admin that boasts of being the most wired in, and Teh One, who is the most sophisticated consumer of information ever to grace the White House, it is extraordinary that he could claim to have never heard of this, given the very public statements by Victoria Toensing just yesterday. To claim to not even know what they are referring to in the question posed is astounding. Couple that with the fact that the survivors have been kept from the public since September, by HIS ADMINISTRATION, for him to utter that and a wormhole not immediately envelope the room is remarkable.

—JD

Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste

Filed under: General — JD @ 9:14 am

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It is hard to measure the depth and breadth of the ignorance spewed by this CongressCritter.

As it stands right now, Tamerlan, as we know now, was on the terrorist watch list, so we know a gun check would stop him. If there was a background check, as it stands now, Tamerlan… or the next terrorist, can go to any gun show, and buy a hundred-round magazine. They can buy all the assault weapons they want, no questions asked. The gun lobby has the upper hand now, even though 90 percent of Americans want gun safety. This in no way infringes on the right of law-abiding Americans… but for the terrorist, for the bad guys, let’s pass sensible gun-safety legislation.

Would it be too much to ask for our Representatives to have even a passing acquaintance with the existing gun laws, and what they would and would not allow? Simply being on the terrorist watch list does not, in and of itself, preclude one from passing a background check for a gun. They idea that if they were to go to a gun show and buy a 100 round magazine is remarkable in that it has nothing to do with what they did, and distorts the “loophole” that they are always agonizing over. There is no background check required for anyone to buy a magazine, and if she is talking about the gun the magazine is intended for, at that gun show, if they buy from a dealer, they will have to go through a background check. She trots out the abject BS 90% statistic, that is meaningless, flawed, absurdly biased, and quite irrelevant to what the brothers did. As for the actual gun involved, it had it’s serial number scratched off, so there is no indication that it was purchased legally, nor any attempt made to do so. Again, the brothers have demonstrated a complete disregard for humanity, so given the fact they were willing to blow up innocents, the idea that they would care about purchasing a gun legally is laughable.

These are the people that want to infringe on your 2nd Amendment Rights. And they will cynically exploit any tragedy to do so, like Teh One did flying the families of the Sandy Hook victims around in Air Force One, while giving speeches standing on the still warm graves.

—JD


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