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Obama Donor Helped Free Terrorist Behind Benghazi Attack
Frontpage Mag ^ | 1-8-2014 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 01/08/2014 8:56:42 PM PST by smoothsailing

Obama Donor Helped Free Terrorist Behind Benghazi Attack

January 8, 2014

by Daniel Greenfield

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The left is rushing to blame Bush for the Benghazi attack, now that the State Department is moving to name a former Gitmo detainee released by Bush as a key figure in the attack.

But Gitmo detainees were released as part of a pressure and lawfare campaign by the radical pro-terrorist left. Including Obama’s backers.

The left-wing organization that helped spring Qumu was the Center for Constitutional Rights. Last April, the group issued an indignant press release painting Qumu as a harmless victim and blasting those concerned about his unrepentant jihadi ways.

And who was running CCR at the time? An Obama backer.

Now the person that headed up the CCR when Qumu was released was none other than Michael Ratner, who not only endorsed Barack Obama in 2008, but also contributed $2,300 to his campaign as well.
Mr Ratner has aided several detainees at Guantanamo Bay, according to the Huffington Post and several have been freed.

Attorney General Eric Holder, who is also linked to CCR, has brought in a raft of terrorist lawyers into the Justice Department, including in the No. 3 position and described them as “patriots”.

In Benghazi, some of Obama and Holder’s patriots helped cause the deaths of four Americans.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
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1 posted on 01/08/2014 8:56:42 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Bush has always been soft on Muslims. During the presidential campaign, he called for an end to the heightened scrutiny of Arab/Muslim airline passengers. While it's impossible to say, I have to wonder if he ended profiling just in time for 9/11. Here's a UPI report filed on 9/11/2001:

LOS ANGELES, Sep. 11 -- Ironically, in an attempt to appeal to the growing number of Arab-American and Muslim voters, exactly eleven months ago George W. Bush called for weakening airport security procedures aimed at deterring hijackers.

On Oct. 11, 2000, during the second presidential debate, the Republican candidate attacked two anti-terrorist policies that had long irritated Arab citizens of the U.S.

At present [i.e., the evening of 9/11], of course, there is no definite evidence that Arabs or Muslims were involved in today's terrorist assaults. Many incorrectly assumed after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that Middle Easterners were involved. Nor is there direct evidence that Bush's attack on airline safety procedures made the four simultaneous hijackings easier to pull off.

Bush said during the nationally televised debate, "Arab-Americans are racially profiled in what's called secret evidence. People are stopped, and we got to do something about that." Then-Governor Bush went on, "My friend, Sen. Spence Abraham [the Arab-American Republic Senator from Michigan], is pushing a law to make sure that, you know, Arab-Americans are treated with respect. So racial profiling isn't just an issue at the local police forces. It's an issue throughout our society. And as we become a diverse society, we're going to have to deal with it more and more."


2 posted on 01/08/2014 9:06:24 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: smoothsailing

Bottom line here is that Bush’s Religion of Peace rhetoric isn’t a pose. The irony is that Muslims hate his guts.


3 posted on 01/08/2014 9:09:28 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: smoothsailing

Michael Ratner, Ellen’s brother.


4 posted on 01/08/2014 9:13:26 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: smoothsailing



5 posted on 01/08/2014 9:16:28 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: onyx

I’ll be darned, I knew that name rang a bell. Wow, talk about evil spawn from hell!


6 posted on 01/08/2014 9:16:41 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Right.
“evil spawn from hell!” -— Well put.


7 posted on 01/08/2014 9:20:39 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Zhang Fei
Bottom line here is that Bush’s Religion of Peace rhetoric isn’t a pose. The irony is that Muslims hate his guts.

Well, he did see to it that a whole bunch of them got their 72 virgins, so what are they so sore about?

Besides, the fact that they hate Bush's guts is no big deal, they hate everybody's guts.

Although I wouldn't be surprised if some of them have the hots for Obama and his crowd.

8 posted on 01/08/2014 9:46:45 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; LucyT; Nachum; MestaMachine

ping


9 posted on 01/08/2014 9:52:05 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: smoothsailing


10 posted on 01/08/2014 9:57:37 PM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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>> The left is rushing to blame Bush for the Benghazi attack

But the Left says Benghazi is an insignificant event?


11 posted on 01/08/2014 9:58:59 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


12 posted on 01/08/2014 10:01:21 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

BTTT


13 posted on 01/08/2014 10:02:06 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Gene Eric

Oh, I see, W gave the Stand Down order, not Valerie Jarrett.

Gotcha


14 posted on 01/08/2014 10:08:58 PM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl

Well, the Left compared Benghazi to the array of relatively minor embassy incidents that occurred during Dubya’s reign arguing Benghazi was equally insignificant.


15 posted on 01/08/2014 10:21:30 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

I was addressing the OP, not you, sorry, Sir.


16 posted on 01/08/2014 10:23:40 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Zhang Fei

The Bush Klan, Clintons and Obama are committed Isalmophiles. How any civilized Christians could possibly like these wife-beating, mutilating, murdering theocratic maniacs is beyond me. There is only one explanation - Muslim oil money. And we have a word for people who will do anything for money - prostitute.


17 posted on 01/09/2014 12:37:13 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office)
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To: smoothsailing

Ratner is an avowed “marxist” according J. Michael Waller in an issue of the old Council for Inter-American Security “West Watch” newsletter in the late 1980’s.

He was the most hardcore marxist leader of the National Lawyers Guild, the CPUSA’s major “legal bulwark” in their fight against the US internal security system.

He was also a leader of the CCR, created by the CPUSA through NLG members including William Kunstler and Arthur Kinoy.

Documentation on the NLG and CCR appeared in the Congressional Records of the 1970s, put in there in the “Extension of Remarks” by the late Rep. Larry MacDonald (D-Ga).

Ratner is the Bill Ayers of the communist legal world - literally psychopathic in his marxist fanaticism. He also teaches at, or did, the John Jay College (Criminal Studies) and NYU.

He shows up in the book “The Real Secret War: Sandinista Political Warfare and its Effects on Congress”, by L. Francis Bouchey, J. Michael Waller and Steve Baldwin, Council for Inter-American Security, 1987.

He is reportedly the brother of the Ratner who was a key Obama bundler and fundraiser (real estate, New Jersey).

He is intelligent and extremely dangerous to America’s security.

A lot of the Ratners are related to Michael Ratner, some being hardcore reds themselves.

Go to www.keywiki.org (search under Michael Ratner), and www.DiscoverTheNetwork.org, search under his name and CCR.

You’ll find all the information you need but more will be added to these sites over time.


18 posted on 01/09/2014 1:12:48 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Zhang Fei

Well, the key thing to keep in mind about the Bush’s is that they are in thick with the House of Saud, with Prince Bandar virtually making their Middle East policy. Any loosening of restrictions against Arabs in general and Muslims in particular during Bush 43’s run is entirely at Bandar’s behest.


19 posted on 01/09/2014 1:45:34 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: ZULU

” And we have a word for people who will do anything for money - prostitute.”

” And we have a word for politicians who will do anything for money including aiding our enemies (and Islam IS our enemy) - “TRAITORS”.


20 posted on 01/09/2014 1:58:27 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - Because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: All
Obama has created a bizarro US foreign policy---dedicated to elevating the Muslim Brotherhood in the US using OUR tax dollars.

There's Obama's quirky sideshow----a gay drumbeat and act after act of self-made melanin victims whining....and collecting govt checks... as assorted grievances multiply.

As usual, Obobo is on the wrong side. Coincidentally (snix), Russia and China (who would veto any UN move against Assad) have rallied behind Gen al-Sisi and denounced the Muslim slaughter of Christans in Egypt.

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AS FREEPER PENELOPESIRE INSIGHTFULLY POSTED: Wait until the Saudis and Egyptians get through waterboarding the truth out of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders they have in custody!

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Also sitting in a nice comfy Egyptian jail is Gehad al Haddad---a Muslim Brotherhood spox--and a former employee of Hillary and Bill's tax-exempt foundation.

Gehad was arrested for inciting violence AT THE SAME TIME he was a Clinton employee. Betcha he knows plenty abt how the M/B uses tax-exempts for money-laundering (to finance their terror activities against America).

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All of Obama and Hillary’s little secrets on Benghazi and arming Islamists and Al Quaeda throughout the Middle East are going to come falling out of the bag.

21 posted on 01/09/2014 4:34:57 AM PST by Liz
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To: All
Behold what Democrats' "Smart Power" hath wrought: Obama's careening and incomprehensible handling of the Syrian crisis.....doing a Costa Concordia with US ntl security and foreign policy. Obama outed himself as naive, isolated....and outlandishly stupid. Not to forget then-Secy of State Hillary's part in the "Smart Power" debacle.

Democrats' 'Smart Power' Lies in Ruins; Suddenly
Realizing What They Miscalculated About the World:
National Review | Sept 3, 2013 | Jim Geraghty / FR Posted by kristinn

....... Democrats are suddenly realizing that their foreign policy brain-trust completely misjudged the world.

Being nicer to countries like Russia will not make them nicer to you. The United Nations is not an effective tool for resolving crises. Some foreign leaders are beyond persuasion and diplomacy. There is no “international community” ready to work together to solve problems, and there probably never will be.

You can pin this on Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Susan Rice, but most of all, the buck stops with the president. Those of us who scoffed a bit at a state senator ascending to the presidency within four years on a wave of media hype and adoration are not quite so shocked by this current mess.

We never bought into this notion that getting greater cooperation from our allies, and less hostility from our enemies, was just a matter of giving this crew the wheel and letting them practice, as Hillary Clinton arrogantly declared it, “smart power” (and fronted Time magazine cover).

(These people can’t even label a foreign policy approach without reminding us of how highly they think of themselves.)

They looked out at the world at the end of the Bush years, and didn’t see tough decisions, unsolvable problems, unstable institutions, restless populations, technology enabling the impulse to destabilize existing institutions, evil men hungry for more power, and difficult trade-offs.

No, our problems and challengers were just a matter of the previous hands running U.S. foreign policy not being smart enough. (Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...

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OH, BTW, AT THE SAME TIME Smartpowertics, O and HILL, staged military raids in Libya, they gained access to the National Bank of Libya. (No, no paper money there---just solid gold bars. Solid Gold. Not the Chinese tungsten filled bars that flooded the gold market).

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LET'S STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE In 2009, Obama made a "Smart Power" suck-up speech in Cairo----"apologizing" for America's historical role in the Middle East. By snubbing Mubarak, Obama set the stage for the Egyptian president's overthrow by the Islamic mob.

When the worst-case scenario happened, when Obama's personal choice---Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi, was elected president----Obama sap-happily sent his secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, to Cairo to personally kiss-up to Morsi....perhaps at that time hatching their plans to destroy Westen civiliation in compliance w/ Muslim dictates.

Obama's treacherous ill-advised component of US foreign policy----sucking up to the very people who want to kill us and destroy our churches. He portrayed teeming Muslim majorities there as "victims of Western colonialism and Cold War policies," stupidly promoting American-style democracy for these conflicting cultures w/ thousands of years of religious and territorial factionalism.

OBOBO'S SUCKUP "The relationship between Islam and the West includes centuries of coexistence and cooperation, but also conflict and religious wars," Obama said in the June 2009 speech in Cairo. "More recently, tension has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were too often treated as proxies, without regard to their own aspirations."

Fast forward to 2013: the savage Muslim Brotherhood torched some 63 Egyptian churches and many Christian businesses. Obama ignored the bloodbath and spent the crisis dining out, golfing, power-partying, and vacationing in exclusive Martha’s Vineyard on the taxpayers' dime.

22 posted on 01/09/2014 4:41:35 AM PST by Liz
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To: smoothsailing

The left is rushing to blame Bush for the Benghazi attack,

Didn’t the NY Times just publish an article blaming the video again for the Benghazi attack?


23 posted on 01/09/2014 6:54:35 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Blaming Bush or blaming the video amount to the same strategy, deflecting blame away from Clinton/Obama.

Remember when they tryed for a while to blame the House GOP for cutting the embassy security budget?


24 posted on 01/09/2014 9:18:06 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Nachum

Money talks with dems... more so than with any other group in the US...


25 posted on 01/09/2014 2:22:42 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: Zhang Fei
Bush has always been soft on Muslims.

That's because of his daddy's longstanding "special relationship" with the Saudis and the Gulf emirs.

Bush 41 was actually on a thank-you tour of Kuwait and the emirates when Saddam's gorillas tried to assassinate him in, um, 1993 I think it was (he was out of office). [Clinton offered Saddam a do-over. Saddam said no. </off canard>]

26 posted on 01/09/2014 5:04:43 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: smoothsailing

And this surprises whom?


27 posted on 01/09/2014 5:05:17 PM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: Zhang Fei

So, W wanted a law passed that would make everyone respect Arabs. How “conservative” of him.


28 posted on 01/09/2014 7:36:47 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: GOPJ

I said to my wife earlier tonight “Everyone and everything is for sale in this country.”


29 posted on 01/09/2014 7:39:23 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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