This is what Tyranny looks like

Posted: October 20, 2017 in Disgusted in AZ, Foreign Terrorism, MSM, Terrorism, The Media, Ugliness American Style
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Our Glorious 5th Estate is so focused on Trump’s insults to the grieving families of our soldiers that they’re ignoring why those soldiers died in the first place.

What REALLY Happened in Niger

An explanation of what really happened to American soldiers in Niger and why Congress should investigate. To read this in Storify or just read my transcript below.  All content below from the Twitter feed of @laurasessions10 laurasessions10

THREAD 1. What happened in Niger.
2/ While everyone is so busy talking about the president’s handling of his call to the widow of the soldier killed in Niger….

tp:// ‘re all missing the important part of that story…the part about what happened that night in Niger.

4. The story that is emerging is so much worse than anything that happened in Benghazi

 5. but the same GOP Congress that investigated Benghazi with a fury seems to have little or no interest in this story.

6. Here’s what we know so far…These soldiers went to a meeting in an area near the border with Mali a well known hot spot for ISIS

7 Our soldiers were not backed up by US Military air support- backed up by the French, who were not authorized to intervene or even fire

8. Our soldiers were given faulty intel… that said

9 “it was unlikely that they would meet any hostile forces.” Of course, they walked into an ISIS ambush-chaotic and they took three lives

10 It took the French 30 minutes to arrive. When they did they were not authorized to help.

 11. So, a dozen of our Green Berets fought a battle with more than 50 Isis fighters, without help, for 30 minutes.

12 Finally, a rescue helicopter arrived, but it was not a US military helicopter.

13 No, we apparently outsourced that job to “private contractors.”

14 So, these contractors landed and loaded the remaining troops, the injured and the dead.  Here’s where this gets really bad…

15 Because they were not military, they never did a head count. That is how Sgt. La David Johnson was left behind.
16 That’s right…they left him behind.
17 According to the Pentagon, his locator beacon was activated on battlefield, which indicates that he was alive when they left him there

18 They recovered his body 48 hours later but are refusing to say where.

19 According to his widow, she could not have an open casket. This means that he was mutilated after being left behind on the battlefield.

20 This is what led to the nonsense we’re obsessing over. This is the real story.

21 As usual, you’re allowing it to be about Trump’s distraction, but this is Benghazi on steroids

22 The Trump Pentagon gave these men bad intel, no support, outsourced rescue people and then,,,

24 He tweeted attacks on many but never mentioned this Only after pressure from the media did he acknowledge these men and their service.


  1. Interesting how people are simultaneously saying we are focused on his response to the family as a distraction from what really happened because he ‘wants us distracted’ to cover his arse, or because we are too interested in being ‘outraged’ about the response to care about the facts. It doesn’t really matter, when this real story is barely being told. I’m seeing it more and more, and that is a good thing. I wish it came without bias on either side.

  2. alopecia says:

    This is a truly appalling story. Thank you for highlighting it.

    Because they were not military, they never did a head count. That is how Sgt. La David Johnson was left behind.

    Anyone who thinks outsourcing military functions is a good idea should have those two sentences tattooed on their forehead so they see them every time they look in a mirror. They’re incapable of shame, so it wouldn’t change their beliefs or behavior, but at least everyone they meet would know they were encountering scum.

    And all the Rs—and Righties generally—who jumped up and down and shook their fists and howled with barely-coherent outrage over Benghazi! Benghazi!! Benghazi!!! should be required to explain exactly why this incident is unworthy of their attention.

    Also, Kevin Drum had a post a couple of days ago ( with a title that explains everything: Condolencegate Shows, Yet Again, That Donald Trump Is a Terrible Human Being. That’s true, whether or not Donald Trump is trying to distract from the larger story.

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