They’re at it Again (a guest blog)


Hi, everyone.  It’s the Sister.  I asked our dear Rebel if I could hijack her blog (again) because, well, I’m confused.  And frustrated.  And more than a little…let’s just call it “annoyed”.

Congress has, once again, hauled Hillary Clinton back in front of yet another Benghazi committee.

Once again, the Republicans attack her and the Democrats defend her.

Is anything new learned? No.

Is any new ground covered? No.

Are millions of tax payer dollars wasted? Yes.

But here’s what confuses me:

If the goal of this witch hunt investigation is to get at the truth, and if Congress is really concerned about finding out what killed Americans:

Why is there never an investigation into mass shootings?  Into the fact that, somewhere in the United States, every single week so far this year, a toddler has shot and injured or killed himself or others?

Where is the concern about those lives?

Okay, some will say it’s because there was terrorism in Benghazi, and those in our government who ‘let’ it happen have to be held accountable.

Fine.  Where were the exhaustive investigations into the intelligence community that ‘failed’ to prevent the attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001?  I don’t recall anyone being pulled publicly in front of Congress over and over and over and over ad nauseum to figure out who was responsible for that; nor was there any consequence to any of the people in the government who went after the wrong parties after 9-11, attacking Iraq when not a single person involved in the attack had any ties to Iraq whatsoever. (Don’t even mention WMDs.  Don’t.  Even.)

Okay, then, some will say.  It’s about keeping our embassies safe!

Where was the outcry when 57 American diplomats were held hostage for 444 days.  No one pulled Jimmy Carter or his Secretary State in front of Congress over and over and over ad nauseum, even though Iran made it clear they had only done it BECAUSE of Carter, waiting until he was officially out of office before releasing the hostages.

Was Benghazi a tragedy? Yes.

Were mistakes made? Probably; mistakes are everywhere if you look for them.

Is there anything be gain from going over Benghazi again and again and again?

Yes.

Just one thing:  the demonization of a woman who is trying to be — horror of horrors — the first female President of the United States.

That’s what this about.  Congress — the Republicans, who keep dragging this mess up again, pulling it out of the ground and re-animating it like some bad zombie movie — doesn’t care about the safety of the embassies.  If it did, it wouldn’t have voted to cut funding for Embassy Security in 2012.

The Republican Ben-zombie masters only care about derailing Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Is this the kind of partisan politics we need — want — in our Capitol?

Oh, and one more thing — these are my opinions, unedited by the Rebel.  Please don’t take anything I say out on her.

Thanks for listening.

“The Harmony and Peace Award” …. A new blogging award!!


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~~December 3, 2014~~

It Is What It Is” has been nominated and honored as a one of the first recipients of “The Harmony & Peace Award” by the IdealisticRebel”.

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

“I created this new award to celebrate all those who promote Harmony & Peace, and who add Love & Beauty to the world through their Blogs and through their lives. Their Positivity makes the world a better place for all of us.

~Rules~

As most of you know by now, I am not big on rules, but here they are

Give this award to seven bloggers who have added Harmony & Peace, Love & Beauty and Positivity to the world you live in.

Let them know that you nominated them.

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In Historic Shift, NATO-Member Poland Is Moving Thousands Of Troops To Its Eastern Border!


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  • In Historic Shift, NATO-Member Poland Is Moving Thousands Of Troops To Its Eastern Border! 
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com
    In the first sign that, just in time for winter, the tentative European jawboning alliance against Russia is collapsing (since the “costs”, sanctions and other economic means inflicted upon the Kremlin ended up backfiring and pushing Europe into a triple-dip recession instead), earlier today Poland announced that it will move thousands of troops toward its eastern borders, i.e., Ukraine, in what AP dubbed a “historic realignment of a military structure built in the Cold War.”

    Why is NATO-member Poland doing something which will clearly only send antagonizing signals to Putin, who previously has made it quite clear that any NATO expansion via the Polish corridor will be met with an appropriate response? Not surprisingly, defense minister Tomasz Siemoniak said the troops are needed in the east because of…

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