Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ‘sought an end-around‘ the Counterterrorism Security Group during the Benghazi terror attacks on the eleventh anniversary of September 11th.
On Wednesday, three whistleblowers are slated to testify to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and give testimony that may shed light on why the Obama administration deliberately withheld intelligence and military assets from aiding U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens when he came under attack at a diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
President Obama shared a much-needed laugh with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu while in Israel about the ‘red line’ (see video below) but after revelations that Syria’s dictator Bashar Assad likely used sarin gas on his own people, the phrase has become gravely serious.
In August 2012, President Obama spoke about the ongoing civil war in Syria: “We have been very clear to the Assad regime, and also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch [sic] of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized.”
Congressional hearings on Benghazi will be held Wednesday featuring whistleblowers who witnessed the White House’s mishandling of the terror attack and the ensuing cover-up.
The terror attack on Benghazi, Libya is the story that is not going away. Four American servicemen were inexplicably denied military support on September 11th, 2012 and were killed in a raid on a diplomatic mission.
The career politicians in the Obama administration may think they can continue to distort the record and avoid having to discuss what happened. But the White House made several obvious and intentional attempts at misleading the public, such as:
Obama Campaigns in Mexico: Immigration Reform Provides Citizenship for 11 Million ‘In This Country Illegally’
President Obama let slip some uncharacteristic truth on his recent campaign trip visit to Mexico. Americans are supposed to trust this guy on immigration reform?
Let’s not overlook that Southern Democrats ran most of those states during the era of slavery and segregation. Now let’s look at the 2012 big board and look at all the counties that went Republican (and many have before President Obama was even a well-known politician):
As the Obama administration hosted delegates from the Muslim Brotherhood, the socialist-Islamist group that rose to political power following the “Arab Spring” revolts, rockets were virtually flying from the Egyptian-controlled Sinai peninsula into the territory of our ally Israel. As with its terrorist offspring al Qaeda, the timing of the Muslim Brotherhood’s White House visit and the relatively rare rocket attack on Israel from Egyptian territory, represents “signaling” — that the days of detente between Egypt and Israel are likely over.
Two White House lackies — Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden — bent over backwards apologizing for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s disparaging remark that Russia is our nation’s “number one geopolitical foe.” The blunder twins lacked the “flexibility” of President Obama, however, who needed to avoid the limelight to prevent people from noticing his pinker shades.
The necessarily more reclusive Biden, a human gaffe machine fresh off of calling a community college president “Dr. Pepper” while on his send-the-old-fool-out-on an-obscure-mission tour, took Romney to task for being stuck in the antiquated days of nuclear fall out shelters and McCarthyite informercials. Here is what the doddering old fool had to say on Disgrace the Nation:
All countries are equally close allies that “punch above their weight”? Get the frick out of here with that weak cheese! This isn’t a Benetton ad, Barack! North Korea is not our “ally”. Venezuela is not our “ally”. China is not our “ally” (though they are bankrolling our demise). Russia is not our “ally” (though your “flexibility” towards The Kremlin puts your loyalty to this country in serious doubt, suspected traitor).
I want this clown tried for treason, stat. You hear me GOP? If you don’t act on this, your loyalty to this country will be equally suspect!
A Very Foreign Policy: Obama’s Support of Socialism, Islamism & Dictatorship Threatens World Freedom
“To give meaning to the factual raw material of foreign policy, we must approach political reality with a kind of rational outline, a map that suggests to us the possible meanings of foreign policy. In other words, we put ourselves in the position of a statesman who must meet a certain problem of foreign policy under certain circumstances, and we ask ourselves what the rational alternatives are from which a statesman may choose. […] It is the testing of this rational hypothesis against the actual facts and their consequences that gives theoretical meaning to the facts of international politics.” – Hans Morgenthau, Politics Among Nations
During the Cold War, intelligence agents adopted Morgenthau’s method of using the rational actor assumption to decypher the meaning of Soviet apparatchik’s statements and actions. Disturbingly, we can apply the same method to fill in our gaps in knowledge about the stubbornly shadowy figure of Barack Obama, who is paradoxically the most scrutinized person in the world as President of the United States.
Not too long ago, someone with intelligence ties who reads this blog asked me what I thought about Obama’s Muslim connections. Although I have no axe to grind with anyone regarding his religious beliefs, per se, it is true that Obama was raised as a Muslim and his Christian affiliations are less than compelling. This IDF official makes some shocking claims, including the argument that the Saudis said they would get a Muslim in the White House in 2008, and that Obama told the Egyptian Foreign Minister, “I am a Muslim.” I have no direct corroborative evidence for these claims, but they are worth vetting.
Incidentally, I find the recent poster of The Love Song of Saul Alinsky, a production whose discussion panel included “(State) Sen. Baraka Obama” and several known communists, to show the flavor of someone flaunting his socialist/Muslim roots. This pedigree would explain Obama’s tendency to further the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood, as in Egypt, as well as give us further cause to investigate his connection to Rashid Khalidi, who is reported to have been an agent of the Saudis. (The LA Times is withholding video/audio documentation of Obama’s connection to Khalidi).
Too alive for life, the world unbound
Unraveled as your unkempt soul
Sprawled before a million eyes
Your images still haunting
The ever-present ether
So intangible, so transient, so real
Filled with timeless passion unrelenting
The shining mind and slapdash grin
Draped upon a mercurial spirit
Striving for its bitter justice
Reveling in the hatred of lesser men
Not holding to truth so dear
The merry prankster, in life as in death
We all wondered
Upon the dreadful news
For the fleetest of moments
If this was your last laugh
Your most magnificent trick of all –
Alas, the trick was on Death Himself
For grasping our mightiest warrior
And taking him in his ablest time
Only to be tormented with eternal joviality
Until He sues for Peace; and granting leave,
And no one left to conquer, he will cede at last
Contented to his own.
– Rest in Peace, Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)
Racist and factual.
Just ’cause I’m a Knicks fan, and ’cause I like it.
As the sword of Damocles hovers over the head of Syrian strongman Bashir Assad, we would do well to remember what exactly the Obama administration has thought about petty tyrants and particularly Assad himself. A man whom the administration once labeled a “reformer” is now typecast as the villain who must be removed from power — this would be an odd justification for military action from a president who disagreed with using arms to take out Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Sifting through the contradictions in current U.S. foreign policy, we will find one dominant theme: war is not about war, human rights is not about human rights, and to put it in an Alinskian synopsis, the issue is not the issue. So what is the issue? Read more
A follow-up on the “drones for drones” story, lest we hear the “it’s not just about surveillance” rejoinder. From the BBC:
Europe’s farms cost taxpayers billions of euros in subsidies each year, and EU agricultural inspectors are turning to technology to improve their patchy record on preventing fraud and waste.
Satellites have already been in use for several years, and drones are currently undergoing trials.
Scanning a farm with a satellite costs about one third as much as sending an inspector on a field visit – £115 ($180; 150 euros) rather than £310 ($490; 400 euros), says the UK’s Rural Payments Agency (RPA), which is responsible for disbursing the subsidies in the UK and checking for irregularities.
Oh, I see. Maintaining our privacy costs taxpayers, ergo…just tag me, shave me and make a hair suit merkin, already.
Russians have had their fill of promises from the Kremlin, and they aren’t any more likely to believe the latest bout of tough love from would-be third term president Vladimir Putin. From AFP via Vedemosti:
“To have an economy that neither guarantees us stability, sovereignty or well-being is inadmissible for Russia,” said Putin.
“We need a new economy with competitive industry and infrastructure, with a developed services sector, with effective agriculture,” [he] added.