WASHINGTON — The Obama administration secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year, but American officials later grew alarmed as evidence grew that Qatar was turning some of the weapons over to Islamic militants, according to United States officials and foreign diplomats. No evidence has emerged linking the weapons provided by the Qataris during the uprising against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi to the attack that killed four Americans at the United States diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in September. But in the months before, the Obama administration clearly was worried about the consequences
Obviously we had no business siding with the Libyan rebels and Gadaffi could have put this mob rule takeover down if not Obama hiring NATO jets to bomb the place.Gadaffi´s no candidate fr sainthood but at least he maintained some kind of stability in the country. As with Egypt,Obama could have given them 6 months to institute reforms and have open elections. Instead he backed the wrong horse like he always does.Now he´s intent on backing Syrian rebels but Bashar saw what happened in these other countries and was ready for it.
Yes, it all comes back to "the Obama administration." Any investigation, just like Fast and Furious, will be filled with obfuscation and murkiness so that no accountability will reach anyone in the administration who actually IS responsible.
A decision this large would never happen without a president´s approval. Obama is a cancer that just keeps growing. Is there a doctor in the house?
NYT: ".... an American arms dealer who proposed weapons transfers in an e-mail exchange with a United States emissary later killed in Benghazi..."
Is the NYT revealing why Ambassador Stevens was in Benghazi on 9/11/12? Not to open a cultural center but for weapons transfers. With whom, to whom? Times is silent on why there were 30+ CIA agents at the nearby annex. Did the NYT try to contact this evacuated group? Surely 1 or 2 must be willing to willing to speak out anonymously. Is the Nobel Peace Prize Committee aware that Obama sponsored arms are now in use by jihadist in Mali and Syria?
This gets me so depressed. That the Libya coverup was, from the get-go, an attempt to hide a) that Obama was funneling arms to al Qaeda and b) that there was a black site torture site in Benghazi was patently obvious long long before the election. But the media refused to follow that story and Romney wasn´t man enough to stick it to Obama and the media about it. Now look. Watch folks. Le Deluge.
There were loads of news (from foreign sources)claiming that a lot of the arms obama had provided for his allies were now in the arms of al-qaeda-like jihadis. How you can tell the difference between these savages escapes me. And seeing that obama seems to naturally align with ANYONE who detests the USA, is it a stretch of....imagination/common sense...to think he was supplying his natural allies?
Why do we keep playing games with these people? We keep sending them foreign aid and weapons to one regime after another, hoping they´ll finally see the light and show a little gratitude for the free stuff we´ve been sending them for the last century, afraid of what might happen if we stop. We keep hoping they´ll LIKE us, like a bunch of per-adolescent schoolgirls.
The fact is, they never will. They hate us and want to see us dead. All of us. And we keep shipping them money by the boatload, hoping they´ll eat us last.
Good: #1, 3, 10, 14, 19, etc. Obama certainly is a cancer and no remission in sight.
So far everything the insider who was interviewed by Canada Free Press seems to be legit. 16 is dead on-Stephens knew too much. There were just too many opportunities and resources available at the DC commie´s disposal to rescue them, than to believe otherwise.
I posted the Egypt crisis article, where libs swim in foam(from foaming at the mouth of course!). This one poster had the audacity to say, "Let the Egyptians sort out their democracy." Ha! Obama overthrew these former allies and now it´s time to leave the situation alone? Ridiculous. Should have left well enough alone to begin with. Who is going to fix Obama´s Middle East mess?
This will be whitewashed by the corrupt press but -- some people already knew this and claim that this assault on the ambassador was a deal gone wrong between Obama and these terrorists.... So there is more to come, if only somebody has the courage to follow this through.
The Obamans erred in supporting the overhrow of two dictators - Mubarak and Ghadaffi- who were no threat to us. That - not any pie in the sky pseudo idealism- should have been the guiding light. Consulting Congress might have added some restraint also. It now looks like Fauntleroy is about to blunder into Syria in the same fashion. Back off - stay out.
Obama claims to fight AQ in Afganistan, while the muslim in him arms our enemies, to fight any resistance to his Brotherhood thugs in Libya and Egypt. Some find this impossible to believe, but their faith in him is misdirected. He seeks their destruction just like the undead aborted baby hopes to live but finds his heart cold and dead. When he gets there someday his fate will be sealed. No forgiveness for the dead eyed killer of freedom, and America. He is the Jihad President, Darwin´s gift to Satan.
I´m so surprised! not. Like when they started the whole Egypt thing their next goal was not always Libya. You know, home of the Mahdi army, the 12 imam, the Senussi?Betcha cash they need some route thru Mitzraim.
Sure would be nice if Americans spent less time turning on their neighbors (hate the rich; hate the poor) and just 10 minutes a day thinking very carefully.
But then we couldn´t spend all day catching up on something that it is too late to do anything about. Proactive is better than reactive. Cuz with the 2nd all you do is almost catch up, all the time and never soon enough to stop them. Postmortem is not good for situations this critical.
Susan Patton, the Princeton alumna who became famous for her letter urging Ivy League women to use their college years to find a mate, has been denounced as a traitor to feminism, to coeducation, to the university ideal. But really she’s something much more interesting: a traitor to her class. Her betrayal consists of being gauche enough to acknowledge publicly a truth that everyone who’s come up through Ivy League culture knows intuitively —
A New York hedge fund manager allegedly swindles $12 million from a prominent Baltimore family. An Indiana couple is accused of bilking hundreds of customers by charging for free trials of cosmetic products. A financial manager in Texas promises 23-percent returns but absconds with $33.5 million of his investors’ money in a classic Ponzi scheme.All three cases have one thing in common: money that ended up in offshore accounts and trusts set up in tax havens around the world.
Former News Corp president Peter Chernin has bid around $500 million for Hulu, the online video streaming service he helped create in 2007, according to two sources with knowledge of Hulu´s sale process. The website, jointly controlled by News Corp and Walt Disney Co, reached out to potential buyers in March after initially contemplating a deal in which one would buy out the other. It is not clear whether that transaction is still being contemplated.
After lengthy investigations, the Pentagon has determined that three Army generals committed misconduct in separate incidents, adding to an unusually long list of senior military commanders who have been censured over the past year.On Friday, defense officials confirmed that Army Maj. Gen. Ralph O. Baker, the commander of a strategic counterterrorism force on the Horn of Africa, was fired March 28 on charges of sexual misconduct. Two officials familiar with the case said Baker was investigated for allegedly groping a female civilian employee after he had been drinking.
The Obama administration appeared eager Thursday to downplay the North Korean military’s latest threat that it has the final authority to carry out “cutting-edge, smaller, lighter and diversified” nuclear strikes on the United States.“This is just the latest in a long line of aggressive statements,” (Snip)the recent tension between Washington and Pyongyang “does not need to get hotter.”The remarks were the first public reaction from the Obama administration since Wednesday’s claim by the North Korean military that the “moment of explosion is approaching fast” with the possibility of war breaking out “today or tomorrow.”
President Obama´s biggest gaffe yesterday when speaking of California Attorney General Kamala Harris was not in flirtatiously complimenting her as "the best-looking attorney general," but in introducing an observation from the system of beauty into a forum that was about the system of power.What´s that, you say? Irin Carmon does a great job in Salon in laying out the bounds of propriety for when it´s appropriate to talk about a woman´s looks as a general matter. But I´ve long felt we lack a solid theoretical underpinning for easily discussing these issues, and why precisely it is that
Political scientist Charles Murray has never backed away from controversy, but usually his opponents have been liberals. Friday, however, he managed to upset conservatives at the annual conference known as CPAC, where thousands of bewildered Republicans gathered to figure out the way forward after their party’s 2012 electoral defeat. Murray ditched his prepared remarks on “America Coming Apart” in favor of an impromptu admonition to fellow conservatives to accept the legalization of both gay marriage and abortion.
On his way to the podium at the memorial ceremony for former South African president Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked down the line of dignitaries, greeting other leaders there to pay their respects. Among the hands shaken: that of Cuban leader Raul Castro. Obama neither made a special effort to shake Castro’s hand nor to avoid him. A snub might have been awkward: In his speech, Obama praised Mandela’s “greatest gift” as “his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by
US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. The new photographs depict rampant damage to the consulate. They show charred walls, smoldering fires, Arabic graffiti defacing exterior walls, and scattered debris throughout. The extent of the damage would lead any reasonably serious person to conclude that this was a cold, calculated attack, carefully coordinated to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately for the American people, the Obama-Clinton-Rice cabal that led to the Benghazi cover-up was
A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”
A “presidential selfie” featuring President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service began making the rounds this morning, but it’s the person not included in the frame who caught everyone’s attention: As anyone with two eyes and a Twitter account has noticed, Michelle Obama does not appear amused. Of course, though a picture says a thousand words, not all of those words are necessarily true. FLOTUS might not have even known the photo was taking place. Or she could disapprove of funeral selfies. Either way.
Just how much do many Hollywood liberals hate conservatives? In an interview with Playboy, Ben Affleck said, "When I watch a guy [on film] I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him": PLAYBOY: You developed a political profile campaigning for presidential candidates Al Gore, John Kerry and Barack Obama. How did that come about? AFFLECK: I grew up in a house with a mother who was a teacher and a Freedom Rider—very left-wing Democrats living in a heterogeneous working-class neighborhood. I picked up a lot of those values there, and I
Johannesburg - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela´s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa´s government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages. South African sign language covers all of the country´s 11 official languages, according to the federation. It wasn´t immediately clear if the unidentified man was using a