That is, the 09/11/12 attacks in Benghazi, Libya and the deaths of 4 Americans. Ask a right-winger to tell you the names of the 4 Americans* they care SO much about and you'll have to wait a minute or two while he googles them.
The Benghazi Building (remember it wasn't an "Embassy") was a tip of the spear CIA Operation building.
However, make no mistake the Impeachment Proceedings are near. Because the Right-Wing has Benghazi Fever (h/t David Corn of Mother Jones). It's a condition brought about by the unceasing lying by Republicans and contact with the feces flung by conservatives who are full of shit.The U.S. effort in Benghazi was at its heart a CIA operation, according to officials briefed on the intelligence. Of the more than 30 American officials evacuated from Benghazi following the deadly assault, only seven worked for the State Department. Nearly all the rest worked for the CIA, under diplomatic cover, which was a principal purpose of the consulate, these officials said.
For context here's a typical case of Benghazi Fever;
So Marines in Benghazi like Bobbies in London. Very leading-from-behindish. John Podhoretz.The Marines at the Benghazi "Embassy" had no ammo!!! Except... There were no Marines in Benghazi. Then the Marines at the Cairo Embassy were ordered by Hillary Clinton and President Obama to stand guard with no ammo! Just another right-wing lie,
The Ambassador did not impose restrictions on weapons or weapons status on the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group (MCESG) detachment. The MCESG Marines in Cairo were allowed to have live ammunition in their weapons. The Ambassador and Regional Security Officer have been completely and appropriately engaged with the security situation. Reports of Marines not being able to have their weapons loaded per direction from the Ambassador are not accurate.
Respectfully,For the last year and a half we've been exposed to the Benghazi Fever. Newt Gingrich, who hasn't held office in over a decade, and an expert who has zero experience with the military often mentioned the "rumors I've heard".
Alex Cross, Major USMC
Deputy Director, Marine Liaison Office
In 2013, it was revealed the Republicans and Darrell Issa had been releasing altered and crafted quotes from the emails they had received from the White House. They've gone back to that well again this year.
A new email originating from Ben Rhodes, a deputy security advisor, has the shit flinging conservatives and lying Republicans re-lathered.
Congressman Darrell "An Act of Terror is different than a Terrorist Attack" Issa has convened new hearings and plans more and now Speaker of the House John Boehner has declared a Select House Committee will be convened to Investigate.
Here's what the Rhodes email from September 14, 2012 concludes,
The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the [anti-video] protests at the US Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the US Consulate and subsequently its annex.Wait... Ignore that part! The email isn't actually about Benghazi per se but, a about the larger picture of protests across the Middle East and Arab world in September 2012. So of course, the email doesn't hold the evidence the sick and despicable victims of Benghazi Fever contends it does but, that won't stop shit smearing conservatives.
John Podhoretz, Dan Riehl, Jim Hoft, Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, Erick Erickson, Dana Loesch, Rich Lowry, Glenn Reynolds, Matt Drudge, Jay Severin III, Pamela Geller and thousands of other conservatives on-line infected with Benghazi Fever will continue to weave a web of lies which they will tweet, blog, and scream about and then Faux News will pick up the shit conservatives are excreting and smear it everywhere. The Republican Party, which is in bed with Fox, will have no choice but to get covered in the same shit and Benghazi Fever will spread even further.
In 2012, a smirking Mitt Romney convened a Press Conference to gleefully announce Americans had been killed he and the right-wing thought they could build a Romney Presidency on the corpses of *Ambassador Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone Woods.
Since that failed, the sick and twisted people infected with Benghazi Fever have decided they could use it at least to hinder President Obama's second term while they spend four years smearing Hillary Clinton before the next Presidential Election. Benghazi Fever is so powerful, even the parents intercession pleading with Right-Wingers to not politicize their children's deaths went unheeded.
Conservatives will never let a Democratic President serve without trying to undo the will of the American Electorate. Of course, unlike the High Crimes and Misdemeanors Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George W(orst President Ever) Bush engaged in, conservatives engage in out-right lying in order to smear President Obama, President Clinton and President Carter.
Much like, the way Republicans have usurped and misused the Filibuster, Impeachment is going to be another parliamentary trick Republicans invoke to attack the Democratic Party in service to their Plutocratic Masters and to appease their rabid supporters.
It's sick. It's shameless. It's never going to stop. Because, Benghazi...
Related:TBogg has a more sardonic Benghazi takedown in the wake of the Rhodes Email, providing irrefutable proof that something something something #Benghazi something something.