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What Happened in Benghazi

Monday, February 18, 2013

Jack Murphy and Brandon Webb, editors of the special operations website SOFREP.com, give an account of what happened during the Benghazi attack that claimed the lives of four Americans on September 12, 2012. Glen Doherty was killed alongside Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, and Ty Woods when the U.S. State Department and CIA headquarters in Benghazi, Libya, were sieged in a terrorist attack. The e-book original, Benghazi: The Definitive Report, is the result of Murphy and Webb's investigation to understand exactly what happened, as well as the role played by the Obama Administration, State Department, and CIA. 

Guests:

Murphy Jack and Brandon Webb

Comments [5]

Apparently the Republicans fear that they have lost their electoral edge in being able to claim they are the party of war. Obama got bin Laden and Bush didn't. Obama wound down the U.S. War Against Iraq and Bush didn't. So the Republicans want to use the Benghazi attack to argue that the democrats won't keep the country safe?

It's such a shame that our media fails to provide any intelligent coverage, or to ask our politicians to engage in rational discussion. Instead of looking for who's to blame, we should be asking why this doesn't happen more often. After all, the U.S. funded terrorists in overthrowing the government in Libya. A small group of terrorists, at that. Now those terrorists have split apart into factions and chaos reigns. Of course many of the people in Libya will hate the U.S. for all the usual reasons. We funded terrorists in their country, we overthrew their government, and we are an oppressive force in the quest for empire. It's not that complicated.

By the time the U.S. leaves the middle east, we will be able to legitimately put an "Inc." at the end of the region: Middle East, Inc. Owned by western corporations, exploited by them, all semblance of local government destroyed, chaos, no infrastructure, ongoing suffering of the people. Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Pakistan. Who's next?

Feb. 18 2013 01:42 PM
Amy from Manhattan

After the attack that killed the 4 Americans, Libyans in Benghazi held large protests in opposition to the attack & Libyan forces chased militant extremists out of the area. What kind of follow-up has there been since then on the part of both the Libyan & the US gov'ts.? What's the current situation?

Feb. 18 2013 12:37 PM
Binyamin in Orangeburg

What did our soldiers do in that "consulate"?

How many "enhanced interrogations" occurred there?

If the Venezuelan consulate in NYC were torturing Americans. would we attack it?

Feb. 18 2013 12:32 PM
b from bk

kadaffy?

Feb. 18 2013 12:25 PM
George from Brooklyn

Why have Republican politicians focused heavily on the events in Benghazi?

Feb. 18 2013 11:47 AM

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