Friday, August 05, 2016
The Republican Party, and national media, have spent months and MONTHS trying to alarm the people of the United States about TRIVIA, Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and an attack, thousands of miles from our shores, upon U.S. diplomatic personnel in Benghazi, Libya. Both issues are idiocy that NOBODY CARES ABOUT.
Everybody in this country knows that there is NO SUCH THING as a secure Internet connection, but that almost EVERYBODY can be hacked. What few people appreciate, however, is that the State Department's own servers have been CONSTANTLY hacked for MONTHS at a time. CNN reported, on March 10, 2015:
Overlooked in the controversy over Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, is the fact that suspected Russian hackers have bedeviled State Department's email system for much of the past year and continue to pose problems for technicians trying to eradicate the intrusion.Did you notice that?: the State Department's email system has been hacked "for much of the past year"! This has been known for a very long time (note that the CNN story is from March 2015).
Federal law enforcement, intelligence and congressional officials briefed on the investigation say the hack of the State email system is the "worst ever" cyberattack intrusion against a federal agency. The attackers who breached State are also believed to be behind hacks on the White House's email system, and against several other federal agencies, the officials say.
By contrast, no one has shown that Hillary's private email server was EVER ONCE hacked. Why hasn't this been part of the national discussion of Hillary's use of a private server? Oh, I know: because the media of the United States are hopelessly incompetent, and the Republicans are disgracefully immoral, so have absolutely no scruples. Yet, we let them get away with that! What is WRONG with us?
And what is wrong with Hillary's campaign that they have not latched onto this in answer to preposterous attacks from the Trumpists?
Benghazi vs. San Bernardino, Orlando, and So Many More Mass Shootings within the United States. Republican scumbags have tried to make a big deal out of the deaths of FOUR Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Never do these slimeballs admit that Benghazi is 5,220 miles from Washington, D.C. (and thus nearly that far away from any part of the United States, given Washington's location near the easternmost shore of the Nation), in a foreign country in which the United States has no legal authority to act and in which we do not have a massive military nor police presence. Their complaint is especially RIDICULOUS given the fact that where we DO have the legal authority to act and massive police and military presence, we have been shown repeatedly to be UNABLE to prevent mass killings. SO massive, indeed, have such killings been as to DWARF the toll in Benghazi.
Let us review: Columbine, Colorado, April 20, 1999, 13 people killed (more than three times the Benghazi tally); Aurora, Colorado theater shooting, July 20, 2012, 12 people killed (exactly three times the Benghazi tally); Sandy Hook elementary school, Newtown, Connecticut, December 14, 2012, 20 little children and 6 adults killed (6½ times as many as the Benghazi tally); San Bernardino, California, December 2, 2015, 14 people killed (3½ times the Benghazi tally); Orlando, Florida, June 12, 2016, 49 people killed (12¼ times the Benghazi tally!). Why, on EARTH, with so many mass killings WITHIN the United States that we could do nothing about, do Republicans GLORY in FOUR deaths, a relatively TRIVIAL number, over 5,000 miles from our shores? Oh, I know, because they are subhuman scum who need to be CRUSHED in November.
It would take me at very least two hours of Internet research to come up with even a ruf tally of the dead from the multitudinous mass shootings we have suffered in the months since the trivial, dead (in the sense of closed and irrelevant) Benghazi incident. So let us have done with all this Benghazi nonsense, and move on to meaningful discussion of important issues about which we can actually DO something.
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