We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Its sourced to "government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity", so now we've got competing narratives from un-named sources of information about what the Administration knew and when. Somebody out there's -- peeved.
If I may take this opportunity to say, "Where is the Stevens Autopsy?".
I read some off-the-wall blogs that are claiming that there are videos showing three americans being dragged through the streets and/or lynched. I read others claiming Stevens was gay and was raped. And of course the original story where he died of smoke inhalation and was gently carried through the streets by his arab friends to the hospital. So lets get some answers.
On many American papers and media sites they are still being dismissed as Marine Guards responsibile for consulate security. I had to go to the British papers (online) to get the story of two men who gave their lives to defend and save the lives of others, some American, some Libyans.
That they had no duty to defend the consulate, that they were unarmed and unarmored and that they had to "acquire" weapons from hired local security guards that weren't going to get involved and that they fought for two hours against hopeless odds is unknown to the majority of us.
And its in Obama's best interest that the full story of their heroism is not known. I blogged on this.
It is apparent that 400 people NEEDED to be informed that an ambassador, tasked by the potus to represent the USA in Libya and three of his American defenders, were slaughtered....but NOT the president of the United States.