The fatal attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya last month has become a test of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s leadership and a threat to her much-admired legacy as America’s top diplomat just a few months before she plans to step down. Clinton was among the first Obama administration officials to publicly condemn the attack and mourn the deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. But as the State Department has weathered Republican-led criticism that it misread warning signs before the Sept. 11 attack, Clinton has been far less visible.
God forbid this "cloud her legacy". Mind you, four Americans died in Benghazi because their government failed to adequately protect them, but let's focus on PIAPS's legacy. So much for Hillary being the one who could answer that 3am phone call. This administration and their enablers in the mainstream media are shameless - absolutely shameless.
Hillary is a damn, stinking liar. I posted here before, and will again, it was clear she lied in front of the transfer cases containing the bodies of the four murdered Americans when she blamed the video for their deaths. Her demeanor changed from weepy to defiant, and she spent too much time weaving her false narrative. This disgusting hag-woman needs to answer for her lies.
#7, you are so absolutley right, particularly given the associated article from the same reporter detailing State's July assessment that the Libyan govt could not protect our people. Greece, Turkey, Italy or an aircraft carrier in the Med means that our jets are, what, 15 to 30 minutes away and this assault went on for 4 hours? Let a piper cub enter a Zero no-fly zone and see jets launched with orders to go mach+...
you can be sure that if the sec'y of state was betty jones rather than hillary clinton, she'd have been gone the day after the attacks. pres. obama would have dismissed anyone else immediately and put all of the blame on the sos. BUT because she is married to the big dog and pres. obama needs him, she's relatively safe (for now). there is absolutely no other reason that she is still in that position.
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The Advocate, 10/10/2012 2:20:45 AM (No. 8922081)
Why did Obama and Hilary want Amb. Stevens to be tortured and murdered? what did he know that they wanted him silenced? This is Hilary's legacy. She has always been a lying despicable fraud who achieved her position by destroying Her impeached perjurer husband's sexual assault victims. She flunked the DC Bar and could not get admitted to the D C Bar after her unethical conduct during watergate. She never should have been a Senator nor SOS. Sniper gate highlighted her fake narrative in Bosnia. Like Obama - she is an absolute fraud.
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Hillary Rodham Clinton will return to Yale Law School in October to address alumni and accept an “Award of Merit” on the 40th anniversary of her graduation. Clinton, a former secretary of state and potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, plans to attend the “alumni weekend” and speak on Oct. 5 at Yale’s Woolsey Hall, according to the school’s Web site. The weekend’s theme is “Global Constitutionalism,” although it is not clear what Clinton will discuss in her remarks. (Snip) In 2001, she gave Yale’s version of the commencement address as the “Class Day” speaker.
Now is not the time for the US to cut off military assistance to Egypt, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) told The Jerusalem Post on Friday. Cantor, heading a 28-member Republican congressional delegation on a one-week trip to Israel that concluded on Saturday night, said that US military assistance to Egypt was “obviously strategically important for a number of reasons.” Cantor’s words came amid increased calls in the US to reevaluate its $1.5 billion aid package to Egypt, of which $1.3b. is in military assistance, in light of the spiraling violence there. He was careful, however, not to criticize
Riyadh - Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has fired a renowned Kuwaiti preacher and motivational speaker from the top job at the religious television channel he owns for what he described as "extremist inclinations" and links to the Muslim Brotherhood. Saudi Arabia has come out strongly in support of an army crackdown on the Brotherhood in Egypt following the military overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last month. The Brotherhood´s rise had unsettled Gulf Arab states which feared it would embolden Islamists at home. The prince said Tareq al-Suwaidan, who has more than 1.9 million Twitter followers
Cook County, home to Chicago, had the rating on $3.7 billion of general-obligation bonds cut one level to A1 by Moody’s Investors Service because it faces “formidable hurdles” in fixing its pension system. The county of 5.2 million, the second-most-populous in the U.S., is the latest issuer in Illinois to have its rating cut by Moody’s. The rating company reduced the state’s rank in June to A3, and last month dropped Chicago’s grade three steps to A3. The outlook on all three is negative. (Snip) Illinois’s five state pension systems had 43 percent of assets needed to cover obligations in
European aerospace consortium EADS has been eliminated from a bid to provide fighter jets worth $7.3 billion to South Korea due to a failure to meet some requirements, a report said Sunday. The Eurofighter was dropped from the bid also sought by US company Boeing after the South´s military found that the EADS proposal did not meet its key demands, Yonhap news agency said. (Snip) DAPA will submit the proposal from the remaining bidder for a final review by top military officials, the official added, indicating Boeing´s F-15 Silent Eagle would be the only candidate.
Israel took its polio vaccination campaign nationwide on Sunday, saying a two-week vaccination effort in the south was not enough to curb the threat of an outbreak of the virus. "Beginning today, children born after 1.1.2004 will be vaccinated with two drops of a weakened live (attenuated) polio strain, throughout the country," the health ministry said in a statement. "The decision to vaccinate nationwide is due to the ongoing presence of the polio virus in the Israeli sewage system, and it reaching children." The ministry said that since the launch of the campaign in the south of the country two
Washington — Clinton nostalgia is being replaced by Clinton neuralgia. Why is it that America’s roil family always seems better in abstract than in concrete? The closer it gets to running the world once more, the more you are reminded of all the things that bugged you the last time around. The Clintons’ neediness, their sense of what they are owed in material terms for their public service, their assumption that they’re entitled to everyone’s money. Are we about to put the “For Rent” sign back on the Lincoln Bedroom? If Americans are worried about money in politics,
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When Janet Yellen jumped from academia to the Federal Reserve Board, she seemed like a new breed at the buttoned-up central bank — eating lunch with staff in the cafeteria and debating ideas like she was back in the faculty lounge. Nearly two decades later, Yellen still carries the air of a scholar, applying a rigorous theoretical approach to America’s economic challenges, particularly unemployment. (Snip) Yellen, now the No. 2 at the central bank, has emerged as one of the administration’s top candidates to replace Ben Bernanke as America’s economist-in-chief, and would be the first woman to chair the Federal
Chillmark, Mass. — Each morning this week, Susan E. Rice has called or come to a secluded contemporary house here, intelligence reports at hand, to brief President Obama about the chaotic world that has followed him on vacation. On Wednesday, Ms. Rice, the national security adviser, delivered a particularly troubling report: Egypt’s military had begun a bloody operation to clear two camps of demonstrators protesting on behalf of that country’s ousted president, Mohamed Morsi. (Snip) “Obama and Rice are in the same place as Jimmy Carter and Zbig Brzezinski were in 30 years ago,” Mr. Riedel said.
Washington — The Egyptian military’s bloody crackdown on supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood is yet another sign of the dark side of the Arab awakening. Across the Middle East, glimmerings of democracy are being snuffed out by political turmoil and violence. That reality requires a sobering course correction in American policy. Rather than viewing the end of autocracy’s monopoly as a ripe moment to spread democracy in the region, Washington should downsize its ambition and work with transitional governments to establish the foundations of responsible, even if not democratic, rule. (Snip) But the penchant for rushing transitional states to the
The Washington Examiner is reporting that Obama "apparently" did not know about the extent of the violence in Egypt until National Security Adviser Susan Rice informed him of it on August 15. CNN´s Jack Tapper reported that the violence that has filled world news outlets for two days and has resulted in hundreds of deaths is just now reaching the president via the individual who infamously blamed Benghazi on a YouTube video. On August 15 Tapper wrote: This morning, the president had a phone call, a principals meeting with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Secretary of State John Kerry, and
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Mideast: Christians in Egypt are again the target of Islamist Muslim Brotherhood supporters using the new violence as a cover for ongoing persecution. If Christians were burning mosques, the world would be outraged.Amid the raging violence in Egypt, a less-publicized war is being waged against Egypt´s long-persecuted Coptic Christians, this time using the excuse that they were somehow involved in the military´s ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood´s Mohammed Morsi from power. Coptic Christians comprise up to 10% of Egypt´s 84 million people.Ishaq Ibrahim from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights
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Mediaite’s Noah Rothman joined the panel on Fox News Watch Saturday, leading off a discussion about Oprah Winfrey and race, in light of the media mogul’s recent remarks about Trayvon Martin and experiencing racism in Switzerland. Picking up on themes from a column he wrote earlier in the week, Rothman said there’s “precedent” for Winfrey tying claims racism to projects she’s promoting, with this week’s example being her high profile return to acting in Lee Daniels’ The Butler. “This is something of a precedent,” Rothman told host Jon Scott. “It just kind of comes right before she’s promoting a project,
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Boston - Gov. Chris Christie told Republican leaders his New Jersey successes were an example of winning GOP support from female and minority voters in a blue state. The party should follow conservative economic themes and the pledge of pragmatic governance, the one-term governor, (Snip) "I´m not going to be one of these people who goes and calls our party stupid," he said, alluding to Jindal, the Republican Governors Association chairman, who told the RNC in January the GOP had to "stop being the party of stupid." "There´s nothing wrong with our principles," Christie said.
A year and a half ago, a news story exploded out of Sanford, Fla. George Zimmerman, an armed, 28-year-old man of mixed white and Hispanic ancestry, followed and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old African American. The tragic episode was touched off because Zimmerman, out on neighborhood watch patrol, found Martin to be suspicious as he walked home from a store wearing a sweat shirt with a hood. As the days and months unfolded and more details emerged, the national media ran with the story, and along the way something became quite apparent to me. As captivating as this story was,
President Obama and other top administration officials rubbed shoulders with stars of screen and stage during an exclusive Martha´s Vineyard cocktail party hosted by Comcast CEO Brian Roberts earlier this week, according to a report from the New York Post. In addition to the president and first lady, top Obama fundraiser and Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was in attendance, as was "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Larry David and singer Carly Simon. (Snip)Other notables included Marchesa co-founder Georgina Chapman, civil rights activist Vernon Jordan, entertainment executive Peter Chernin, and California Attorney General Kamala Harris.