A Republican lawmaker says a new report that details how references to al-Qaeda were removed from White House talking points on the U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi is further evidence the Obama administration tried to mislead the public about what happened. (Snip) Chaffetz was responding to a report in Tuesday´s Wall Street Journal that CIA "officials" wanted the terrorist origins of the attack kept from the public because the spy agency did not want certain al-Qaeda operatives to know it was monitoring its communications. The report cites "sources from a cross section of
Comments: So, they drop a dime on General Preatus [CIA] and he´s not there [intentionally by 0bama] to defend himself. We could ask his former mistress who had access to classified intel.
This explanation makes no sense. If we were eavesdropping, then we would have known an attack was coming and could have gotten the ambassador out of harm´s way. If the CIA was eavesdropping and did nothing, then Stevens and Smith were sacrificed. We certainly didn´t worry about jeopardizing info gleamed after our SEALs got OBL.
An article that stated the building was not a consulate, but an annex for the CIA in Benghazi and did not Fly the US Flag was one of the reasons this Admin. wanted to keep the public from knowing about the procurement of guns, ammo, etc. being shuttled to Turkey and Syria to arm the Jihadist there. A more advanced program of the Fast and Furious game.
These idiots are still trying to salvage Rice for SoS,that´s all this is about.Now that three´s no one at the CIA to deflect blame,it´s open season on them.
But why would anybody want a top government post now that the government spies on everybody?
How do we even know the attackers were AlQueda? Did they leave a calling card? There´s a lot more to this than they´re letting on.After reading about NSA´s data mining procedures,it´s possible Petraeus was blackmailed into keeping the truth a secret here.
This administration would be perfect for any real comedy shows...which we no longer have. It writes it´s own materials. What astounds me is the level of intelligence of the average voter in this country. I had not realized it was that low and lacking all common sense.
Everyone in this administration, including Rice, Obama and Clinton, immediately after the attack began peddling the false narrative that (1) the attacks were spontaneous, and (2) the video made them happen. This commenced at once and without the least hesitancy or qualification or possibility that it might have been otherwise. Clinton and Obama went around apologizing for the video, expressing their disgust and loathing of its content, and regretting that America´s "tradition" prevented them from punishing the producer who, in any event, was arrested and imprisoned on another, unrelated charge.
These people must think we are crazy. The news media must think we are crazy. Maybe we are - we re-elected this bunch. But we heard and saw them saying the above over and over again. Now a smokescreen is being laid down as to who said or did what about the talking points as reviewed by two dozen different government agencies, and whether the attacks were to be attributed to Al-Quaeda etc. But that is not the issue, not at all. The issue is that they immediately started to lie and say the attacks were spontaneous and were caused by the video, when they knew perfectly well this was not the case, regardless of who specifically was responsible for the attacks.
They lied for all they were worth- and now they are lying about lying. And their faithful co-conspirators in the Democrat party and the news media are right there with them as usual, backing them up.
The Obama people put out this lie right away hoping that the terrorists would simply pick up that talking point-yes it was the video that made us mad and want to kill people. Oh, the video made you do it? Oh ok, we are bad Americans, you are good terrorists and you have a right to take revenge.
I heard a report on the radio yesterday that was essentially blaming the GOP for continuing to investigate this when Ms Rice was only repeating what she was told. It was as if this was all about her, no mention of the four lives lost. I can´t believe how the LSM is just ignoring those four lives. It is time for their family members to ruffle some feathers again.
We had no consulate or mission in B. We had a CIA gunrunning op. After the attack we had to come up with a story [´Consulate´] rather than the truth. It is just that this admin is especially stupid when it comes to telling lies. And that is surprising with all the practice they have had.
They´re still throwing stuff against the wall to see what´s going to stick.
If I understand what I have read about this issue, Obama was the only person who had any authority to make the call here. So the White House has a problem. They either admit that this president hasn´t the faintest idea of what is going on around him or they find him guilty of murder and of the apparent weaponry crimes which led to the murders. .... I suspect they will keep attempting to find a believable fall guy.
I attribute the ignorance of younger people who ignore situations like this to their teachers. They are being indoctrinated by the stinking dem teachers to roll over and accept the dims as best for the country and for unions and for freebies for the young brainless twits.
stevens was CIA. End of story. He was there working the arms deals just like he was when we backed the rebels. Did he get hung out when it all blew up? yes. But was it an attack on our consulate? No. It was an attack on a clandestine CIA project. And from the look of it, a typical CIA d!ck-up.
Petraeus is not the first leader to disappoint or betray us. Let him begone. Let he and the good wife now shell out the big bucks to the Washington lawyers. The latter may save him from the jailhouse, but they will never salvage his image.
"It sends a signal of weakness, that you can attack and kill an American ambassador and pay no price,"
There are now two articles in the Must Read list which speak of signaling that America is weak and ripe for being attacked. The American Spectator article entitled "Planting the Seeds of His Own Demise" also mentions the world´s perception of America´s new weakness.
What America needs right now is a mega dose of testosterone or intestinal fortitude to fight the Obama regime and his Democrats and progressives.
Somewhere in this country someone will emerge and will challenge O´s destructive lies and actions, and I hope that this someone doesn´t worry about it being pretty.
As more and more people wake up to what is going on, their ire is rising. The victims of hurricane Sandy are a prime example of justifiable anger over how they´ve been treated and misled. I was heartened over the weekend when those poor people took FEMA to task in a heated town hall type of meeting.
Good people who are genuinely outraged by anything Obama is doing should scream and shout and get really p!$$ED off in front of the cameras. Hopefully, it will spill over and rally other good people to give themselves permission to lose their tempers. God only knows we´ve had to put up with Muslim outrage and fake SEIU and ACORN outrage over the last four years. Now it´s our turn and it needs to be done until O is out of office along with 2/3 of the Democrats in Washington.
You´re right #2, 11, 16. Something fishy was going on in Benghazi. Whatever it was (or is), that is the basis for the Obama Admin´s coverup. The Hillary-appointed commission investigating will report a nothingburger. And the House Pubbies only seemed concerned w/ who rewrote the "talking points" and why Rice lied (there, I said it). Find out the REAL reason a relatively unguarded ambassador was doing in that lawless town on a 9/11 anniversary, what those U.S. facilities were for, and what our courageous former SEALs were doing as CIA contractors. I hope there are a modern day Woodward and Bernstein establishing their journalistic chops by getting to the bottom of all this.
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Ida Lou Pino, 12/5/2012 10:44:38 AM (No. 9049778)
Total - - and I mean TOTAL - - bulldoody.
Not even an 0bama voter could fall for this crap. Ummm, wait - - scratch that - - they could and they do.
1. Who ordered reaction forces to stand down? 2. Why were reaction forces ordered to stand down? 3. Why no elite armed Marines skilled in Embassy protection in a war torn Islamic nation known for jihadist recruitment? 4. Why local jihadists hired to protect USA consular mission, overseen by a British company issued no more than batons? 5. Benghazi Police ... where were they for 7 hours? (there is a police force) 6. Libyan military. Where were they for 7 hours? (currently 30,000 men under arms and rebuilding)
I blame all moderates, liberals and anyone who supports those groups for the mess we are in. Does anyone think for one minute that the Repubs are any better...today...than the Dems? I don´t see but a little bit of difference and certainly not enough to save the country from ruin. Moderates who call themselves conservatives are like the wolf who dressed in sheep clothing.
# 2 and # 25....i totally agree. it was either the next day or the day after the attack that i read about the gun transfer and hadn´t heard a thing about it since. we need to get rid of boehner and bring in newt gringrich to be house speaker, and clean house in 2014 of ALL the rinos. we need fearless truth telling people in our government or we´ll be lost forever. please God don´t let that happen.
Redirection: The administration and their MSM lackeys are doing their best to draw our attention to something else - anything else, like Petraeus´ affair.
Narrative testing: They run a new narrative up the flagpole every few days (we didn´t know we were lying for the first 3 weeks; this isn´t anything significant - Republicans are just politicizing it, nobody knows who changed the talking points, etc.)
Minimal effort to learn the truth: While CNN, some freelance journalists and others combed through the Benghazi rubble, the FBI team sent to investigate the attack arrived in Libya, but refused – for weeks - to go to Benghazi because it was too dangerous. Yet instead of sending a small contingent of marines to either secure the site or escort the FBI, Obama was content to do nothing to assist the investigation. Has anyone outside of Obama’s inner circle (who are part of the cover-up) been allowed to even speak with any of the “consulate staff” who were rescued?
You know what they say: If it looks like a duck, smells like a duck and quacks like a duck...
I have no doubt that the report was altered in behalf of the CIA to cover up the operation to run arms from Libya to Syria which Stevens was orchestrating. I doubt if the CIA personnel actually did the altering. If Rice relayed inaccurate information on the attack (lied) who did and why was the report embellished with the phoney video story that Rice was spreading?
A TRIBUTE TO THOSE “LEFT OUT THERE TO DIE” by Col. William Bauer, USMC The Battling Bastards of Benghazi
We´re the Battling Bastards of Benghazi , no fame, no glory, no paparazzi. Just a fiery death in a blazing hell, defending the country we loved so well. It wasn´t our job, but we answered the call, fought to the consulate, ´n scaled th´ wall. We pulled twenty countrymen from the jaws of fate, led them to safety, ´n stood at th´ gate. Just the two of us, ´n foe by th´ score, but we stood fast to bar th´ door. We called for reinforcement, but it was denied, so we fought, ´n we fought, ´n we fought, ´n we died. We gave our all for our Uncle Sam, ´n Obama didn´t give a damn, just two dead SEALS, who carried the load, no thanks to us, we were bumps in the road.
It does not matter. I don´t even read anything about all this any more as it is over,. Nothing will ever happen with this. Obama will never be caught with anything about this. He has too many czars, mafia pals and other dumb people who will take all the blame. That is what is going to happen for the next four years,. Get used to it.
The Washington Post Co. has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family’s stewardship of one of America’s leading news organizations after four generations. Bezos, whose entrepreneurship has made him one of the world’s richest men, will pay $250 million in cash for The Post and affiliated publications to the Washington Post Co., which owns the newspaper and other businesses. Seattle-based Amazon will have no role in the purchase; Bezos himself will buy the news organization and and become its sole owner
Jihadists in Egypt´s lawless Sinai Peninsula are using U.S. weapons to carry out attacks against the temporary government in the wake of the military´s ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, according to the embattled nation´s Interior Ministry. The government office posted an official statement on its Facebook page along with images of an exploded missile that hit the third floor of a building in the city of el-Arish last week. (Snip) Three photos of the missile posted by the government agency shows that it appears to be an AGM-114F with a label written in English and the letters “U.S.”
On the first anniversary of NASA´s rover Curiosity´s touchdown in Gale Crater, Mars Science Laboratory lead scientist John Grotzinger says the team has a lot to be thankful for — and much more to look forward to. The Caltech geologist spoke with The Times about the risks the team took, the groundbreaking findings early in the mission and what they plan to do when they finally reach their goal: Mt. Sharp, the mountain in the middle of Gale Crater. Curiosity´s mission was to search for habitable environments — places where microbial life could have potentially existed.
London - It looks like a hamburger, feels like one and almost tastes like one. Scientists from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands unveiled the first lab-produced burger on Monday, suggesting that the burgers of the future could be grown in laboratories rather than on cattle ranches. Professor Mark Post, a physiologist from Maastricht who masterminded the project, explained to a news conference in London that his team had developed the burger from stem cells taken from cow muscle, which were then encouraged to grow and expand in the lab with added nutrients to eventually
Washington - A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans. Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin - not only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges. The undated documents show that federal
As the Egyptian army continued its violent crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood this week, White House officials said that the United States can´t cut off its $1.3 billion a year in aid to Egypt. (Snip) In a visit to Pakistan this week, Secretary of State John Kerry gave the administration´s most full-throated defense of the Egyptian military yet. "In effect, they were restoring democracy," Kerry said in a Pakistani television interview. "The military did not take over, to the best of our judgment -- so far, so far -- to run the country. There´s a civilian government."
The U.S. State Department announced on Sunday that 19 embassies throughout the Middle East and Africa would remain closed through Saturday “out of an abundance of caution.” Spokeswoman Jen Psaki says the decision was “not an indication of a new threat.” (Snip) While cautioning that al-Qaeda and its affiliates continue to plot attacks around the world, the State Department alert specifically cites the Middle East and North Africa, and singles out the risk of attacks “occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula.” CNN’s reporting on Friday suggested that the U.S. officials are particularly
Cairo - Three top officials of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood will go on trial on Aug. 25, on charges of inciting members of their group to kill rioters in front of its headquarters during the upheaval that led to President Mohamed Morsi’s ouster on July 3, a Cairo court ruled on Sunday. Although the authorities have detained dozens of Brotherhood members since Mr. Morsi’s fall from power, the case against the group’s spiritual leader, his deputy and another key figure is the first to be scheduled for trial. The pending prosecutions are a new blow to the Brotherhood, which emerged as the country’s
Washington - One of the brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston bombings was in possession of right-wing American literature in the run-up to the attack, BBC Panorama has learnt. Tamerlan Tsarnaev subscribed to publications espousing white supremacy and government conspiracy theories. (Snip) The programme discovered that Tamerlan Tsarnaev possessed articles which argued that both 9/11 and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing were government conspiracies. Another in his possession was about "the rape of our gun rights". Reading material he had about white supremacy commented that
Kabul - Of all the challenges the United States faces as it winds down the Afghanistan war, the most difficult might be closing the prison nicknamed “The Second Guantanamo.” The United States holds 67 non-Afghan prisoners there, including some described as hardened al-Qaeda operatives seized from around the world in the months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. More than a decade later, they’re still kept in the shadowy facility at Bagram air base outside Kabul. Closing the facility presents many of the same problems the Obama administration has encountered in its attempt to close
Peter Capaldi has been revealed as the twelfth incarnation of Doctor Who. The 55-year-old actor, best known for playing Malcolm Tucker in The Thick Of It, was announced as the new Time Lord in Sunday´s live BBC TV special. The Scot´s appointment comes two months after Matt Smith, 30, announced he was quitting following four years as the time-traveller. (Snip) He said: ´It´s so wonderful not to keep this secret any longer. ´For a while I couldn´t tell my daughter. She was reading the rumours on the internet and getting upset that they weren´t mentioning me. I kept saying "Rise above it,
CNN´s Jake Tapper peeked over the transom of that dark room into which the MSM has swept the Benghazigate scandal, but that peek was just a small blessing for which we should just give small thanks. (Snip) The real piece of significant new news in Tapper´s report was that the CIA has been conducting an unprecedented number of polygraph examinations of agents and operatives with knwledge of the events in Benghazi, in what appears to be an attempt to intimidate and silence those agents and operatives. The most important unanswered questions that remain are:
White House insiders say President Barack Obama is in “a funk” about what he sees as increasing stagnation and failures surrounding his second term and some worry that the President is becoming more distant and distracted. “He’s not the same Obama that came to the Oval Office after the 2008 elections,” a senior White House aided confided to friends in an email recently. “I’m worried.” Chicago Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel tells friends that the Presidency has changed his longtime friend Obama and many of those changes are “not good.”
In 2008 and then again in 2012, after retired four-star General Colin Powell endorsed and then voted for Barack Obama, the former Secretary of State´s sanity was already in question. At least now, after having his email account hacked by high-level security-breacher Guccifer, Colin Powell´s besmirching of the Republican Party´s "shift to the right" and "identity crisis" finally makes sense. It seems that for years the mannerly and always professional Colin Powell has been cyber-comporting with a 46-year-old Romanian European Parliament member, Social Democrat, and past spokesperson for Romanian president Ion Iliescu named Corina Cretu
In warning about possible al Qaeda attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials may have provided too much detail about intercepted chatter and the source of the information, and that may make it more difficult to get such tips next time, former and current intelligence officials say.On Friday, the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans, citing an unspecified al Qaeda threat. The bulletin said that the highest threat levels are the Middle East and North Africa, “and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arab Peninsula.”
Conservatives have for years attempted to put our finger upon precisely why Barack Obama strikes us as queer in precisely the way he does. There is an alienness about him, which in the fever swamps is expressed in all that ridiculous Kenyan-Muslim hokum, but his citizen-of-the-world shtick is strictly sophomore year — the great globalist does not even speak a foreign language. Obama has been called many things — radical, socialist — labels that may have him dead to rights at the phylum level but not down at his genus or species. His social circle includes
Washington - President Barack Obama´s top national security advisers met at the White House on Saturday to discuss the potential threat of terrorist attacks that caused Washington and its allies to issue travel warnings and close embassies throughout the Middle East. The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday (Snip) Obama is spending the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat after playing golf earlier on Saturday. His birthday is Sunday. The White House said Obama had received regular briefings about the potential threat and U.S. preparedness measures all week.
[Video] Rapper Jay Z appearing on HBO´s "Real Time" with Bill Maher says that the black community wants upward economic mobility rather than a stronger police presence. In a conversation with former Congressman Barney Frank about police tactics such as stop-and-frisk, Jay Z suggests the stagnant economy and wealth inequality could cause widespread social unrest: "The real problem is there´s no middle class, right? So the gap between the have and have-nots is getting wider and wider... It´s gonna be a problem that no amount of police can solve, because once you have that sort of oppression
For nearly a year, we have had no answer to why the administration lied about Benghazi — why it told the world, not to mention the parents of our murdered SEALs at the funeral of their sons, that the cause of that fatal conflagration was an anti-Islamic video no one saw, when the various arms of our executive branch (White House, State and intelligence) already knew, or strongly suspected, it was a terror attack orchestrated by al-Qaeda affiliates. You only have to read the now infamous talking points to know that. That this lie was deeply immoral is obvious.
Today, across Africa, Araby and Asia, from Nouakchott to Dhaka, the diplomatic facilities of the United States are closed. There’s a Tsarnaev out there, somewhere – could be the Mahgreb, the Levant, the Horn of Africa, the Indian sub-continent – who knows? So, as Richard Fernandez writes, “Shelter in place, this time globally.” Maybe it will work. Maybe by the end of the day there will be, unlike Benghazi a year on, men in custody. But if not? Daniel Pipes: Don’t know about you, but I find this pre-emptive cringing unworthy of a great country, even humiliating.
Several skills that every kid once learned in school are going the way of the dodo in a hurry. Diagramming sentences is practically an extinct art, for example. Cursive handwriting and memorized multiplication tables look to be swiftly headed that way. Apparently, the next thing that kids will no longer need to learn is spelling and grammar. Sugata Mitra, a professor of educational technology at Newcastle University in northeast England, announced that traditional language rules are out of fashion, reports the Daily Mail. Kids don’t need to waste time on those things, see. State-of-the-art computers and mobile phones can make
Common sense tells me that cops don´t need a Taser or a shotgun to subdue a 95-year-old man. When John Wrana was a young man, fit and strong and fighting in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, did he ever think he´d end this way? Just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday, in need of a walker to move about, cops coming through the door of his retirement home with a Taser and a shotgun.
Not only should President Obama cancel a bilateral summit with "schoolyard bully" Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday on "Face the Nation," but considering the country granted asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, U.S. allies should try to move next month´s G-20 gathering from St. Petersburg. "President Putin´s behaving like a schoolyard bully, and in my experience, I´ve learned, unless you stand up to that bully, they ask for more and more and more," Schumer said. "He´s always going out of his way, President Putin is, to seem to poke us in
I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.