Jump to content

Benghazi


36 replies to this topic

#21
NittanyLion

    Mike- NWS BTV

  • Meteorologists
  • 8,930 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Colchester, VT
You all talk like the Democrats have been in power forever...It's only been 5 years since Bush, and the GOP still has the power in the Gerrymandered house. However socially, it's HEAVILY trended Democratically the past several years, and this was very evident in the 2008/2012 elections. Also why all of a sudden you see some Republicans jumping ship and offering to broker a deal on Immigration reform as well as starting to support marriage equality.
Mike
NWS Meteorologist
South Burlington, VT
Elevation: 332 ft
Snowfall 2014-2015: 83.4"

Colchester, VT
Elevation: 311 ft

The views expressed in this post are solely mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Weather Service.

#22
NittanyLion

    Mike- NWS BTV

  • Meteorologists
  • 8,930 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Colchester, VT
Jon Stewart:

http://hulu.com/w/esld

Especially the last 30 seconds where he turns it around on the GOP just to make a point.
Mike
NWS Meteorologist
South Burlington, VT
Elevation: 332 ft
Snowfall 2014-2015: 83.4"

Colchester, VT
Elevation: 311 ft

The views expressed in this post are solely mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Weather Service.

#23
thundersleet

  • Members
  • 7,392 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Queens, NY

View PostNittanyLion, on 18 May 2013 - 04:50 PM, said:

You all talk like the Democrats have been in power forever...It's only been 5 years since Bush, and the GOP still has the power in the Gerrymandered house. However socially, it's HEAVILY trended Democratically the past several years, and this was very evident in the 2008/2012 elections. Also why all of a sudden you see some Republicans jumping ship and offering to broker a deal on Immigration reform as well as starting to support marriage equality.

They have not been in power forever lol, but I do think though that at least on the national level, the Great Recession and the Iraq War may be enough to see things trending democratic in the next few election cycles
Carlisle, PA is about 20 miles west-southwest of Harrisburg

J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets!
Let's go Mets!

#24
gpsnavigator

  • Members
  • 1,415 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Morris County, NJ
Looks like CBS couldn't keep themselves away from this, and now has to retract and apologize for a 60-minutes report from October 27 in which a witness appears to have given two or even three different accounts of that night:

http://mediamatters....-minutes/196797

They also never disclosed that the book detailing his supposed eye-witness account is being published by a subsidiary of CBS.

Kinda reminds me of those episodes of Newsroom that focused on the Geneva story.
-GPSNav
Home: Rockaway, NJ - Morris County -- Elevation 745 feet
Work: Newton, NJ - Sussex County -- Elevation 570 feet
Interests: weather, hiking, kayaking, math, science, current events, classic cars, and craft beer

#25
NittanyLion

    Mike- NWS BTV

  • Meteorologists
  • 8,930 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Colchester, VT
GOP-led Benghazi report finds no cover-up or lies by the White House. But of course Lindsay Graham still doesn't believe it.
Mike
NWS Meteorologist
South Burlington, VT
Elevation: 332 ft
Snowfall 2014-2015: 83.4"

Colchester, VT
Elevation: 311 ft

The views expressed in this post are solely mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Weather Service.

#26
GameOfLove

  • Members
  • 3,625 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Newburgh, New York
  • Newburgh
  • NY

View PostNittanyLion, on 23 November 2014 - 12:59 PM, said:

GOP-led Benghazi report finds no cover-up or lies by the White House. But of course Lindsay Graham still doesn't believe it.

Him and the rest of just like an alcoholic who cannot bring themselves to admit they have a problem "I am an alcoholic and I need help"

looking at the facts and admitting there was no "scandal" will bring down the whole house of cards to the GOP base. They cannot let that happen now so they continue to live in a fantasy bubble land where anybody outside of the "cult" are a bunch of "low information" people.

What has happened in politics since 2009 is fastening.
Location: Newburgh, New York
Hudson Valley Region
Elevation: 285 ft


Flickr Account:
http://www.flickr.co...os/springhudson

#27
gpsnavigator

  • Members
  • 1,415 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Morris County, NJ

View PostNittanyLion, on 23 November 2014 - 12:59 PM, said:

GOP-led Benghazi report finds no cover-up or lies by the White House. But of course Lindsay Graham still doesn't believe it.
Lindsay Graham has got to be one of the stupidest people alive. As much as I dislike some commentary coming from the left, this guy is completely out of his mind.
-GPSNav
Home: Rockaway, NJ - Morris County -- Elevation 745 feet
Work: Newton, NJ - Sussex County -- Elevation 570 feet
Interests: weather, hiking, kayaking, math, science, current events, classic cars, and craft beer

#28
vascudave

  • Members
  • 7,014 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Raritan
  • Bridgewater
  • NJ
http://www.foxnews.c...ml?intcmp=hpbt2

#29
vascudave

  • Members
  • 7,014 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Raritan
  • Bridgewater
  • NJ
what a crock!!
the left em out there to die with awful security, lied about the attack and never sent help.
how any of them sleep is beyond my comprehension.
HRC gets her pass
http://www.cnn.com/2...nton/index.html

#30
gpsnavigator

  • Members
  • 1,415 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Morris County, NJ

View Postvascudave, on 29 June 2016 - 06:47 AM, said:

what a crock!!
the left em out there to die with awful security, lied about the attack and never sent help.
how any of them sleep is beyond my comprehension.
HRC gets her pass
http://www.cnn.com/2...nton/index.html
What may have started out as a legitimate inquiry quickly turned into a taxpayer funded hit job on Hillary Clinton. That's all it was. Even some republicans are quietly conceding that there isn't really anything more to see here. Of course, it will likely remain a hot button talking point in the right-wing conspiracy culture and Trump campaign.

It's the same thing playing out in Baltimore in the bogus case against the six cops. Personal vandettas and blood lust for punishment against people or groups of people that you don't like quickly blind anyone to any concept of fairness and reality.
-GPSNav
Home: Rockaway, NJ - Morris County -- Elevation 745 feet
Work: Newton, NJ - Sussex County -- Elevation 570 feet
Interests: weather, hiking, kayaking, math, science, current events, classic cars, and craft beer

#31
carribeanpirate

  • Members
  • 3,359 posts
  • Gender:Male
Clinton is Teflon...it doesn't matter what she does, it will never stick. After all, her name is Clinton. That family makes a living off living in the gray area.

#32
thundersleet

  • Members
  • 7,392 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Queens, NY

View Postgpsnavigator, on 29 June 2016 - 08:14 AM, said:

What may have started out as a legitimate inquiry quickly turned into a taxpayer funded hit job on Hillary Clinton. That's all it was. Even some republicans are quietly conceding that there isn't really anything more to see here. Of course, it will likely remain a hot button talking point in the right-wing conspiracy culture and Trump campaign.

It's the same thing playing out in Baltimore in the bogus case against the six cops. Personal vandettas and blood lust for punishment against people or groups of people that you don't like quickly blind anyone to any concept of fairness and reality.

Yeah that was what I heard. I am not a HRC fan as you know but there seems to be little to see in this particular case.
Carlisle, PA is about 20 miles west-southwest of Harrisburg

J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets!
Let's go Mets!

#33
vascudave

  • Members
  • 7,014 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Raritan
  • Bridgewater
  • NJ
shes at least guilty of lies and trying to cover it up. so why?
I believe the guys that had to fight (without help) on the ground, not the politicians covering their azz

#34
weatherbowl

  • Members
  • 9,818 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Eastern Nassau County
  • Levittown
  • NY
It appears as though there is nothing to charge anyone with, except a lot of bad decision making.
Eastern Nassau County, Long Island

#35
vascudave

  • Members
  • 7,014 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Raritan
  • Bridgewater
  • NJ

View Postweatherbowl, on 30 June 2016 - 08:36 AM, said:

It appears as though there is nothing to charge anyone with, except a lot of bad decision making.
yep, bad decisions and lies. not criminal, just ethical.
enough for me though.

#36
weathergeek87

  • Moderators
  • 9,414 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hamburg, NJ
  • Hamburg, NJ
  • NJ
Comey getting chewed out at the House Hearing right now.
Hamburg, NJ (Sussex County)

#37
vascudave

  • Members
  • 7,014 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Raritan
  • Bridgewater
  • NJ
what the "system" did to the film maker.
Hillary wins again


Innocence of Muslims[edit]

Main article: Innocence of Muslims

Nakoula has been identified as a key figure behind Innocence of Muslims, an anti-Islamic video posted on YouTube that disparages Islam's prophet Muhammad, and that has been blamed for sparking demonstrations and riots in the Middle East, North Africa,[1] and other regions. After protests against Innocence of Muslims began on 11 September 2012,[35] a man who identified himself as "Sam Bacile", the YouTube poster of the videos, called the Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal.[6] He claimed he had produced a movie titled Innocence of Muslims, which was being promoted on YouTube. He falsely claimed the movie had been funded by $5 million collected from 100 Jewish donors, and that he himself was an Israeli Jew.[6][32]

By 13 September, Nakoula had been linked to the movie and the persona Sam Bacile, by the Associated Press and U.S. federal authorities.[1] The Associated Press reported that the cellphone number that "Bacile" used for an interview matched Nakoula's address,[36][37][38] and among Nakoula's 13 previously known aliases were names which were similar to Sam Bacile (his middle name is Basseley).[3][22] Nakoula denied being Bacile,[36][37][38] but federal law enforcement officials identified Nakoula as the key filmmaker.[22][25][39] Parts of the video appear to have been recorded at Nakoula's home.[40] According to authorities, Nakoula claimed he wrote the script while in prison. He said he was a producer and that the money for it ($50,000-$60,000) came from his wife's family in Egypt.[21][41]

Arrest and imprisonment[edit]

Following the violent reactions to the video, Nakoula and his family went into hiding, and the Cerritos home was listed for sale.[18] His attorney has said he has received threats to his safety.[39] On 15 September 2012, federal authorities took Nakoula in for an interview about possible probation violations related to the film's distribution on the internet.[42][43][44][45]

On 27 September 2012, U.S. federal authorities arrested Nakoula in Los Angeles charging eight counts of probation violation.[39][46] Prosecutors alleged that some of the violations included making false statements regarding his role in the film and his use of the alias "Sam Bacile".[5] None of the charges relate to his use of the internet.[39] Following a hearing before a judge, Nakoula was ordered to jail without bail, with the judge citing probation violations including lying to probation officials, "danger to the community" and "lack of trust in the defendant".[4] On 7 November, he pleaded guilty to four of the charges against him in an apparent plea bargain. He was subsequently sentenced to a year in federal prison and four years of supervised release.[14]

On 28 November 2012, an Egyptian court, prior to the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government of Mohamed al-Morsi, sentenced Nakoula, along with several other Coptic Christians, and anti-Islam preacher Terry Jones, all to death, in absentia, for defaming Islam; all of these individuals, however, live outside Egypt.[47][48] A Pakistani railways minister privately offered a $100,000 bounty for the death of Nakoula.[49][50]

In August 2013, Nakoula was released from prison to serve his remaining sentence in a halfway house, and then to be on probation for the next four years.[51]

On 26 September 2013, he was released from the halfway house to the custody of Pastor Wiley Drake of First Southern Baptist Church in Buena Park, California.[52]

As of November 2015, Nakoula was reportedly living at a Los Angeles homeless shelter and working part-time at a pizza parlor.[53]






1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users