Posted tagged ‘Libya’

Benghazi And Political Incentives.

May 13, 2013

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The hearings last week about Benghazi have put politicians, and the witnesses who were on the ground, on opposite ends of the truth. This shouldn’t surprise anyone who understands what a politician values the most, which is his own political power. I wrote a post two days after the Benghazi attack titled, Real Analysis About Middle East Insurgency at, in which the truth about the attack was known within 24 hours. The way the administration lied about what happened in the weeks following  the incident is standard operating procedure for 99% of politicians and bureaucrats.


In a post titled, Mises “Human Action” Explains Lies About Libya, written two weeks before the last election, I talk about how to analyze  political decisions in general, and the Benghazi situation in particular through the lens of “Human Action”. Here are a few excerpts from the post that are as true today as they were seven months ago. (more…)


Mises’ “Human Action” Explains Lies About Libya.

October 25, 2012

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The way last month’s attack in Libya, resulting in the deaths of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans including two former SEALs,  has been used by politicians and the media is why I loathe politics. I linked to articles on which were written one day after the attack which said this was a “planned and coordinated para-military attack”. They are in a post from this site on September 14. As I stated in that post SOFREP  stands for Special Operations Forces Situational Report and is run by former SEAL Brandon Webb. One of the contributors was former SEAL Glen Doherty who was killed in the Benghazi attack read more here. This site has insight and information about military operations, rules of engagement, foreign policy, and much more. It should be the first place you go to get the unvarnished truth. Their allegiance is to their brothers in the military, not to any politicians. Read October 31 2012 post Mind-Melting Breakdown of the Benghazei Attack Build Up.

Here is how “Human Action” by Ludwig von Mises helps us analyze the Libyan situation. Human action is purposeful behavior. Action is not simply verbal preference, it is the individual choosing and acting to reach a particular end. Action is a tangible thing and cannot be confused with wishes or hopes or after the fact quarterbacking. Men act to substitute what they think will be a more satisfactory state of affairs for a less satisfactory state. We wouldn’t want to change our existing state of affairs if we didn’t think the result would be better. Our action reveals the correctness of our thinking. When a baseball manager makes a decision during a game (more…)

Real Analysis about Middle East Insurgency on SOFREP.COM

September 14, 2012
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If you want analysis and real information about our military and foreign policy from an inside source, Brandon Webb’s SOFREP.COM is the site for you. Sofrep stands for special operations forces report. Brandon Webb is a former Navy Seal sniper and has a lot of knowledge and access to inside information about the situations going down in the Middle East this week. Read the article “Initial Reports from Benghazi…”, and this article “Stoking the Flames of Insurgencyf Insurgency” for a perspective that not many americans have. Then read this article about Glen Doherty editor on Sofrep, former Seal killed this week while working as a security contracter at the embassy in Libya.