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  • Dems join chorus questioning Obama on attack

    09/28/2012 7:49:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 27, 2012 | Susan Ferrechio
    Senate Democrats joined Republicans Thursday in questioning the Obama administration's handling of the fatal Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya and why the administration refused for days to acknowledge that it was a terrorist attack linked to al Qaeda. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., circulated a bipartisan letter addressed to Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides, asking for an "accounting of the attacks against U.S. missions in Egypt, Libya and Yemen," according to a copy obtained by The Washington Examiner. The lawmakers are also demanding to know whether the administration had...
  • Intelligence office says it got Libya attack wrong, not White House

    09/28/2012 6:55:19 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 43 replies
    WASHINGTON — Extremists from groups linked to al Qaida struck the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in a “deliberate and organized terrorist attack,” the top U.S. intelligence agency said Friday, as it took responsibility for the Obama administration’s initial claims that the deadly assault grew from a spontaneous protest against an anti-Islam video. The unusual statement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence appeared to have two goals: updating the public on the latest findings of the investigation into the assault, and shielding the White House from a political backlash over its original accounts.
  • Bombshell: Obama Administration Deleted State Dept. Memo

    09/27/2012 8:45:16 PM PDT · by Southnsoul · 58 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/27/2012
    Yesterday there were reports that the Obama Administration found out that Al-Qaeda was behind the Benghazi consulate attacks within 24 hours of the assault that killed four Americans. So what was their first action? Did they secure the compound? – No, that took over a week to get FBI agents to the consulate Did they acknowledge it was an Al-Qaeda attack? No, Obama this week blamed the terror attack on a YouTube protest. Here’s what they did – They scrubbed a damning State Department memo from the internet– On Wednesday September 12, 2012 blogger Speak With Authority discovered that five...
  • Obama: "it will not be enough to put more guards in front of an embassy."

    09/26/2012 2:56:37 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/26/2012 | Staff
    "If we are serious about upholding these ideals, it will not be enough to put more guards in front of an embassy, or to put out statements of regret and wait for the outrage to pass. If we are serious about these ideals, we must speak honestly about the deeper causes of the crisis." From his U.N. Speech
  • Woodrow Wilson Obama

    09/25/2012 1:53:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Bill Murchison
    Thus far, we know what the Obama administration won't do in response to the obvious decay of U.S. standing in the Middle East. It won't stop deploring the video for which it originally blamed attacks on our diplomatic facilities in the region, worsened by the murders of our ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. It won't schedule a meeting this week between Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and the president, who seems to need more time on the campaign trail. And so on. What the administration will do to make its attitudes and responses feared throughout the region isn't likely to...
  • Obama Says Attacks In Libya And Egypt Are Just "Bumps In The Road"

    09/23/2012 7:46:08 PM PDT · by kristinn · 83 replies
    60 Minutes via YouTube ^ | Sunday, September 23, 2012 | GOPICYMI
    (60 Minutes video clip at source link.) This may be the first time in history that a President of the United States has called a terrorist attack against the country a "bump in the road." (September 23, 2012). Transcript via The Weekly Standard:CBS's Steve Kroft asked, “Have the events that took place in the Middle East, the recent events in the Middle East given you any pause about your support for the governments that have come to power following the Arab Spring?” President Obama answered, “Well, I'd said even at the time that this is going to be a rocky...
  • Intelligence chairman doubts Libya attack linked to video (Obama lied, again!)

    09/23/2012 3:41:41 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 3 replies
    cnn ^ | 9/23/2012 | CNN's Ashley Killough
    The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday there's no proof indicating this month's consulate attack in Libya – which killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans – was related to protests over an anti-Islam video. "I have seen no information that shows that there was a protest going on as you have seen around any other embassy at the time. It was clearly designed to be an attack," Rep. Mike Rogers said on CNN's "State of the Union." While he still thinks there may be evidence that the attackers could have known Ambassador Christopher Stevens was on...
  • Libyan protesters oust jihadist militias in Benghazi

    09/22/2012 10:07:12 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    middle-east ^ | 2012-09-22 | Ibrahim Majbari and Dominique Soguel
    Libyan protesters ousted a jihadist militia from its headquarters and seized... the headquarters of Ansar al-Sharia -- which has been accused of, but denied, involvement in the murder of US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans last week -- came after tens of thousands took to the streets on Friday to protest against the power of the militias.
  • CNN obtains journal of slain ambassador....

    09/22/2012 7:31:09 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 30 replies
    yahoo ^ | Wendy Carpenter
    A personal journal belonging to U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens was obtained by CNN, and The Wall Street Journal is reporting that it "broadcast reports based on its contents against the wishes of the Stevens family, according to relatives and State Department officials who were asked to intervene by the family."...... On Wednesday, CNN talk show host Anderson Cooper told Sen. John McCain on "Anderson Cooper 360," that "a source familiar with Ambassador Stevens's thinking told us that in the months before his death he talked about being worried about the never-ending security threats that he was facing in...
  • Clinton: No sign that Stevens believed he was on an al Qaeda hit list

    09/22/2012 8:23:52 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 46 replies
    cnn ^ | 9/22/2012 | staff
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday she has "absolutely no information or reason to believe there is any basis" to suggest that U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens believed he was on an al Qaeda hit list. The remark came after a source familiar with Stevens' thinking told CNN that in the months leading up to his death, Stevens worried about constant security threats in Benghazi and mentioned that his name was on an al Qaeda hit list. Stevens spoke about a rise in Islamic extremism and al Qaeda's growing presence in Libya, the source said. The White...
  • President Obama's Munich Moment

    09/22/2012 6:45:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2012 | Marvin Folkertsma
    In September 1938 the British prime minister had a problem. The Third Reich’s psychopath-in-chief was scorching the airwaves in one of his trademark rants, this time about the supposed oppression of Germans living in Czechoslovakia. He threatened war unless Western nations caved to his demands, which was the last thing the British and the French wanted, with torrid memories of the last European conflagration still burning in their thoughts. Thus, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and French leader Edouard Daladier agreed to meet with Hitler and his ally, Benito Mussolini, in Munich on September 29, 1938. The rest, as they say,...
  • Did Hillary Clinton send a gay ambassador to Libya as intentional provocation?

    09/21/2012 4:54:54 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 97 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9/20/2012 | Kyle Rogers
    Serbian diplomat, and friend of Christopher Stevens, says State Department knowingly sent gay ambassador to Libya. Arab media says ambassador Stevens was gang raped and then his body was put on display. Hillary Clinton has been spending US taxpayer dollars to fund homosexual pride events in foreign countries. Her actions have prompted backlashes against the US in Italy, Russia, Pakistan, and other nations. Last year, Barack Obama made it official US policy to fund homosexual rights groups overseas with US tax-dollars. In Pakistan, the staff of the US embassy in Islamabad was placed in serious danger after being ordered to...
  • Obama Donor Heads Organization that Freed Terrorist Accused of Plotting Attack in Benghazi

    09/21/2012 8:01:50 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 25 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 09/20/2012
    There are reports tonight that a radical left-wing organization is responsible for helping to free a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay named Abu Sufian bin Qumu. Bin Qumu has been cited by multiple sources at Fox News as at least being involved with, and possibly playing the lead role in the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Those attacks resulted in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American diplomats. Michelle Malkin has revealed that the Center for Constitutional Rights represented Qumu and helped lead the charge in freeing him back in 2007. President Emeritus...
  • Libyan Attack Led By Former Gitmo Detainee

    09/21/2012 6:32:36 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | Posted 09/20/2012 06:54 PM ET
    War On Terrorism: Intelligence sources believe the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya was tied to al-Qaida and led by a former Gitmo detainee released in 2007 and handed over to Libya. Intelligence sources have told Fox News they are sure the deadly attack was directly tied to al-Qaida and a former Guantanamo detainee — Sufian bin Qumu (full name Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda Bin Qumu). Given the track record of former Gitmo detainees being released, only to return to killing Americans, we are not surprised. On Wednesday's Special Report, Fox News reporter Catherine Herridge reported that...
  • Video of Stevens Murder: What Really Happened

    09/21/2012 12:05:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 137 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/9/12 | Elad Benari
    A video released over the weekend, which some news outlets claimed had showed Libyan men trying to save U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens as his body is recovered from the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, has turned out to show the opposite. Arutz Sheva posted a report on the video with the translation given by prominent news sources, but raised immediate doubts as to the authenticity of its interpretation, which have now been shown to be well founded. According to an alternative translation provided to Alex Jones' Infowars by a native Arabic speaker, there is no evidence whatsoever that the men in...
  • U.S. probes whether Benghazi attackers had inside help

    09/20/2012 11:13:22 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:10pm EDT | Mark Hosenball
    Reuters) - U.S. authorities are investigating possible collusion between militants who launched a deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya and locally hired Libyan personnel guarding the facility, three U.S. officials said. So far there is no proof that the attackers, who killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other U.S. officials, were helped by Libyan security personnel hired by the consulate. One official said the Obama administration was playing down this possibility.However, all the officials said that the question of whether the attackers had inside help or advice was a serious issue in the U.S. investigation into...
  • Useful Idiots (Oliver North on Obama, MSM & terrorists)

    09/20/2012 3:25:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 21, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Ever since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2012, the Obama White House has sought to lay blame for deadly and destructive anti-American attacks in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Lebanon, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan and more than two dozen other countries on someone else. The O-Team — and the perpetrators — have had a lot of help from the "useful idiots" in the mainstream media. The disinformation campaign being waged by the Obama administration over the cause of this violence would be comedic but for the fact that six Americans have been killed and dozens have been injured. From the perspective...
  • Source: Slain ambassador Stevens said he was on al Qaeda list

    09/20/2012 10:32:39 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 9/20/12 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- In the months leading up to his death, Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, worried about constant security threats in Benghazi and mentioned that his name was on an al Qaeda hit list, a source familiar with his thinking told CNN.
  • Report: Ambassador Stevens Said He Was on an Al-Qaeda Hit List

    09/20/2012 4:20:09 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Sept. 20, 2012
    American intelligence officials insist that the attack on the Benghazi consulate was not pre-planned, but a new CNN report says that Ambassador Chris Stevens had expressed concerns about the safety of the mission in the months before his death. According to "a source familiar with his thinking," Stevens was worried about the growing threat of al-Qaeda and other extremists in Libya and even mentioned that he was on a terrorist "hit list."
  • White House dumps false cover story on embassy attacks?

    09/19/2012 1:38:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | September 19, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    For a week various Obama administration figures, including the White House press secretary, have insisted that the attacks on U..S. embassies in the Middle East were a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Muslim video. But that excuse has not held up to even superficial scrutiny. The public certainly senses something is not right. Unlike the media, which is entirely obsessed with Mitt Romney’s remarks about the attacks, the public is troubled by President Obama’s handling or lack of handling of the crisis. The pictures of dead Americans and burned embassies strike a cord with Americans. So it is not surprising that...