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  • The Picture That Should Cost Obama His Job (Lets Make It Happen)

    09/16/2012 8:36:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 15, 2012 | Roger Kimball
    Instapundit heads the piece “Why Barack Obama Should Resign.” That’s a good title. The column might also be titled, “Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid.” I remember a line from the philosopher David Hume that Hayek used as an epigraph to The Road to Serfdom. “It is seldom,” said Hume, “that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.” There’s the innocent seeming accommodation here, the turning a blind eye to official violations of the law there, and, bang, before you can say Saul Alinsky, people are being rounded up at midnight by brownshirted men for making a movie that...
  • More details emerge on U.S. ambassador's last moments (They WERE WARNED ABOUT SECURITY PROBLEMS)

    09/16/2012 7:13:34 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 13 replies
    cnn ^ | 9/16 | Damon
    Benghazi, Libya (CNN) -- Three days before the deadly assault on the United States consulate in Libya, a local security official says he met with American diplomats in the city and warned them about deteriorating security. Jamal Mabrouk, a member of the February 17th Brigade, told CNN that he and a battalion commander had a meeting about the economy and security. He said they told the diplomats that the security situation wasn't good for international business. "The situation is frightening, it scares us," Mabrouk said they told the U.S. officials. He did not say how they responded. Inside the U.S....
  • Producer Of Anti-Islam Film Was Fed Snitchbegan cooperating with prosecutors after 2009 fraud

    09/15/2012 7:40:08 PM PDT · by Fred · 49 replies
    Smoking Gun ^ | September 14, 2012 | Smoking Gun
    SEPTEMBER 14--In remarks stressing that the U.S. government had “absolutely nothing to do with” the anti-Islam film that has touched off violence in the Middle East, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday sought to quash Arab concerns that the “disgusting and reprehensible” movie was somehow produced or condoned by American officials. However, Clinton’s attempt to distance the U.S. from “Innocence of Muslims”--and, by extension, its felonious producer--may be complicated by the revelation that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula became a government informant after his 2009 arrest for bank fraud, The Smoking Gun has learned. Though many key documents from the U.S. District...
  • US identifies Coptic Christian man behind anti-Islam film

    09/14/2012 4:46:14 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 44 replies
    France 24 ^ | 14/09/2012
    Federal authorities have identified a Coptic Christian in southern California who is on probation after his conviction for financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence against U.S. embassies across the Mideast, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press. The official said Thursday that authorities had concluded that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, was behind “Innocence of Muslims,” a film that denigrated Islam and the prophet Muhammad and sparked protests earlier this week in Egypt, Libya and most recently in Yemen. It was not immediately clear whether Nakoula was the target of a...
  • Inflammatory Anti-Muslim “Movie” May Not Be A Real Movie

    09/13/2012 10:52:59 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 39 replies
    www.buzzfeed.com ^ | Sept 13 2012 | Rosie Gray
    The anti-Muslim "movie" that served as the spark or pretext for a wave of violent unrest in Egypt and Libya may not be a movie at all. As the video above — cut from the YouTube video tied to a global controversy — shows, nearly all of the names in the movie's "trailer" are overdubbed. The video is a compilation of the most clumsily overdubbed moments from what is in reality an incoherent, haphazardly-edited set of scenes. Among the overdubbed words is "Mohammed," suggesting that the footage was taken from a film about something else entirely. The footage also suggests...
  • Analysis Film at heart of Libya attack may be fake

    09/13/2012 10:48:38 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 20 replies
    http://www.csmonitor ^ | Sept 13 2012 | By Dan Murphy
    Cindy Lee Garcia tells the website that she was hired last summer for a small part in a movie she was told would be called "Desert Warriors," about life in Egypt 2,000 years ago (Islam is about 1,400 years old). She told Gawker "It wasn't based on anything to do with religion, it was just on how things were run in Egypt. There wasn't anything about Muhammed or Muslims or anything and that, according to Gawker, "In the script and during the shooting, nothing indicated the controversial nature of the final product. Muhammed wasn't even called Muhammed; he was "Master...
  • Egypt intelligence warns of attacks on Israel, US embassies (Obama knew!)

    09/12/2012 8:37:24 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/11/2012 | By JPOST.COM STAFF
    Thanks to swamprebel who posted this in another thread! Obama KNEW this was going to happen. ______________________________________________________ Egypt's General Intelligence Service warned that a jihadi group is planning to launch terrorist attacks against the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo, according to a report Tuesday by Egypt Independent, citing a secret letter obtained by Al-Masry Al-Youm. According to the report, the attack is being planned by Global Jihad, the group suspected of killing 16 Egyptian border guards in Sinai on August 5.
  • Egypt intelligence warns (on Sept 4th) of attacks on Israel, US embassies

    09/13/2012 6:58:11 PM PDT · by TBBT · 25 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 9/13/2012 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Egypt's General Intelligence Service warned that a jihadi group is planning to launch terrorist attacks against the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo, according to a report Tuesday by Egypt Independent, citing a secret letter obtained by Al-Masry Al-Youm. According to the report, the attack is being planned by Global Jihad, the group suspected of killing 16 Egyptian border guards in Sinai on August 5. Al-Masry Al-Youm reportedly obtained a copy of the September 4 letter, sent to all Egyptian security sectors, warning that Sinai- and Gaza-based Global Jihad cells were planning attacks on the two embassies.
  • Egypt Intelligence Warns of Attacks on Israel, US Embassies

    09/13/2012 9:07:10 PM PDT · by cookcounty · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | September 11, 2012 | Jerusalem Post Staff
    Egypt's General Intelligence Service warned that a jihadi group is planning to launch terrorist attacks against the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo, according to a report Tuesday by Egypt Independent, citing a secret letter obtained by Al-Masry Al-Youm. (snip).......... Al-Masry Al-Youm reportedly obtained a copy of the September 4 letter, sent to all Egyptian security sectors, warning that Sinai- and Gaza-based Global Jihad cells were planning attacks on the two embassies.
  • Revealed: inside story of US envoy's assassination

    09/13/2012 5:20:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 128 replies
    Independent/UK/Drudge (link only) ^ | 9/13/12 | Kim Sengupta
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/revealed-inside-story-of-us-envoys-assassination-8135797.html
  • FEDS HUNT DOWN FILMMAKER BEHIND ANTI-MUSLIM VIDEO

    09/13/2012 4:22:23 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 159 replies
    Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a man the Associated Press tracked down on Wednesday, has been identified by U.S. federal authorities as the key figure behind the incendiary Innocence Of Muslims, the news agency reports, citing a federal law enforcement official..... The U.S. government is tracking down a filmmaker for making a video that criticizes Islam.
  • Fed Undertakes QE3 With $40 Billion MBS Purchases Per Month

    09/13/2012 3:12:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 09/13/2012 | Joshua Zumbrun
    The Federal Reserve said it will expand its holdings of long-term securities with open-ended purchases of $40 billion of mortgage debt a month in a third round of quantitative easing as it seeks to boost growth and reduce unemployment. “We’re looking for ongoing, sustained improvement in the labor market,” Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said in his press conference today in Washington following the conclusion of a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. “There’s not a specific number we have in mind. What we’ve seen in the last six months isn’t it.” Stocks jumped, sending benchmark indexes to the...
  • REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    09/13/2012 3:46:05 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 26 replies
    freebeacon ^ | 9/13/12 | a kredo
    U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition, limiting their ability to respond to attacks like those this week on the U.S. consulate in Cairo. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson “did not permit U.S. Marine guards to carry live ammunition,” according to multiple reports on U.S. Marine Corps blogs spotted by Nightwatch. “She neutralized any U.S. military capability that was dedicated to preserve her life and protect the US Embassy.” Time magazine’s Battleland blog reported Thursday that “senior U.S. officials late Wednesday declined to discuss in detail the security...
  • ABC, CBS, NBC Devote More Time (20 to 1) to Romney Flap Than Obama Mideast Mistakes

    09/13/2012 4:03:01 PM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 13, 2012 | Geoffrey Dickens
    The Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) Wednesday evening newscasts devoted more than 9 minutes (9 minutes, 28 seconds) to the flap over Mitt Romney's statement criticizing the administration's handling of the Libyan crisis but spent just 25 seconds on questions regarding Barack Obama's Middle-East policy, a greater than 20-to-1 disparity.
  • Behind Video, a Web of Questions

    09/13/2012 3:16:23 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Wall Street Jounral ^ | 13 September 2012 | Dion Nissenbaum, James Oberman, Erica Orden
    Muhammad Movie Trailer," an online video assault on the founder of Islam, has been blamed for spurring violent attacks on U.S. diplomats and missions in Egypt and Libya. The violence was real. But its spark appears to have been a mixture of half-truths and misrepresentations designed to obscure the filmmaker's identity and the project's aims. The most incendiary anti-Islamic language in the 14-minute clip appears to be voiced not by the actors, but as poorly synchronized voiceovers. People identifying themselves as cast and crew members said Wednesday they had been duped. The man who said he was behind the movie...
  • Vanity: Why did an Obama advisor's company release the unknown homemade anti Muslim movie to the wor

    09/13/2012 2:01:43 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 81 replies
    Spet 13 2012 | NLZ
    Why did an Obama advisor’s company release the unknown homemade anti Muslim movie to the world? The 6 month old homemade film went unnoticed until it was given worldwide release on Google. The corporation that released the film is Google. headed by Obama advisor and DNC donor Eric Schmidt : Schmidt was a campaign advisor and major donor to Barack Obama, and when he announced he was leaving that perch, he planned to remain at the forefront of Google’s government relations team. Obama has even considered him for Commerce Secretary.[29] Schmidt was an informal advisor to the Obama presidential campaign...