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  • The Scandal That Will Bring Obama Down [Benghazi-gate Good read]

    01/12/2013 2:25:56 PM PST · by upchuck · 103 replies
    westernjournalism ^ | Friday, January 11, 2013 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    It’s even worse than we previously thought. A retired four-star admiral is now claiming that Barack Obama intentionally conspired with America’s enemies to stage a bogus attack and the kidnapping of an American ambassador so he could “negotiate” the release of a “hostage” and bolster his mediocre approval ratings just prior to the election!The Washington Examiner, quoting retired Four-Star Admiral James Lyons, writes: “the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi… was the result of a bungled abduction attempt…. the first stage of an international prisoner exchange… that would have ensured the release of Omar Abdel Rahman, the ‘Blind Sheik’…”But...
  • Background Regarding Obama, Cabinet Official's Abandonment of Benghazi Officers, Staff

    10/26/2012 12:01:09 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 15 replies
    Vanity | 10/26/2012 | Self
    There are many powerful outside influences on both Obama and Hillary and many high-level American politicians. These links are mostly from wikipedia, so it can't be said that these are "conservative conspiracy theories". There are myriad think tanks, organizations, governmental agencies, NGO's (non-governmental organizations) that do a lot together to strategize, gather information, and take actions of all kinds, i.e., political, economic, academic, etc., doing what they "think is best for... USA/World/Themselves/etc." From the early 1900's, NGOs have had extremely significant impact on U.S. government policies - the first major one being, perhaps, the design of the Post-WWI negotiations (Council...
  • After Qaddafi

    12/19/2012 9:15:29 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 3 replies
    Foreign Affairs ^ | Nov/Dec 2012 | Dirk Vandewalle
    The September 11 killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans during an attack by an angry mob on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi has concentrated the world's attention on the problems of post-Qaddafi Libya. The riots showcased both the power of radical Islamist militias and the inability of the government in Tripoli to provide security and maintain order across the country. Lawlessness and corruption are pervasive, and fundamental questions about the structure and operation of Libyan political and economic institutions remain unanswered. None of this, however, should obscure the fact that the larger story...
  • U.S. service member killed in hostage rescue in Afghanistan

    12/09/2012 4:10:43 PM PST · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09 December 2012
    U.S. service member was killed in Sunday's rescue mission in Afghanistan that freed an American doctor kidnapped by the Taliban, the White House said. "Our special operators in Afghanistan rescued an American citizen in a mission that was characteristic of the extraordinary courage, skill and patriotism that our troops show every day," the White House said in a statement.
  • Chemical weapons in Syria? Just say no to imperialism and its dirty war plans

    12/09/2012 3:29:39 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 11 replies
    Pravda! ^ | December 8, 2012 | Lisa Karpova
    Now that Barack Obama is firmly enconsed in office, re-elected for a second term, it appears that the hounds of hell are desperately barking for some action on Syria. Frustrated by the successful efforts of the Syrian government to turn back the western backed and armed terrorists, their stooges and proxies, they have gone back to old tactics again. You would think after having been caught out the last time they started agitating about chemical weapons before a false flag attack, they they would give up the ruse. However, here they go again, trying to put the international community in...
  • Clinton to testify on Benghazi attack report: U.S. lawmaker

    12/07/2012 6:59:44 PM PST · by haffast · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Dec 7, 2012 9:01pm EST | Reuters
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify on a report expected to be released next week on the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, a top Republican lawmaker said on Friday. "I have just received confirmation from Secretary Clinton's office that the secretary of state will appear before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs to discuss, in an open hearing, the findings and the recommendations in the report," Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement. snip Ros-Lehtinen is chair of the House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee, which has already held several hearings and classified...
  • Debka: Paris Sources: NATO-Arab Syria Intervention Imminent (modeled after Libyan operation)

    12/07/2012 1:28:23 PM PST · by drewh · 20 replies
    Debkafliles ^ | December 7, 2012, 3:09 PM
    Sources close to French Defense Ministry reported Friday, Dec. 7, that a Western-Arab military intervention against the Assad regime is due to begin shortly with the participation of the US, France, Britain, Turkey, Jordan and other anti-Assad Arab nations. (reference is to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatars special forces) Our military sources add that the French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle carrying a complement of marines is deployed in the Mediterranean, having joined the USS Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group and at least five British warships which are also carrying a large marine force. In the second and third weeks...
  • Special-ops vets demand Benghazi answers

    12/05/2012 12:09:11 PM PST · by wesagain · 19 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 5, 2012 | staff writer
    "'The truth has got to come out as to why we let these people die'"With almost three months elapsed since the September terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, a group of special operations veterans is tired of the delay in answers from the Obama administration and is demanding action. We view the events in Libya as sort of a jigsaw puzzle thats been dumped out of the box on to the table, and theres a heck of a lot of pieces that need to be put together to reveal the big picture, said retired U.S. Air Force Col....
  • (JCSB Think Tank Activism) Elitism 101: Clinton-Bush and Earlier Origins of "Arab Spring" [Vanity]

    12/03/2012 10:05:22 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 6 replies
    Vanity | 12/03/2012 | Self
    <p>What is the proposed Judeo-Christian, Small Business (JCSB) Think Tank (Discussion threads here on FR) really up against ?</p> <p>Why can’t small business scream loud enough for their Congressmen to hear them ? Because they do not have a think tank or non-governmental organization (NGO) that is rabidly pushing their agenda in government and the private sector.</p>
  • The Other Power in the West Wing [Getting answers about Benghazi]

    10/27/2012 11:19:52 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 38 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 9/1/2012 | JO BECKER
    [..] Shes there to try to promote what she understands to be what the president wants, the former aide said. Ultimately the president makes his own decisions. The question that is hard to get inside of, the black box, is whether she is really influencing him or merely executing decisions hes made. Thats like asking, Is the light on in the refrigerator when the door is closed? [..] When the billionaire investor Warren E. Buffett showed up for a private lunch with the president last July, the table was set for three. [..] Mr. Obamas first two chiefs of...
  • US Recruiting Spies through MEPI Program [Benghazi MEPI Series]

    10/29/2012 7:48:31 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 6 replies
    uprootedpalestinians.blogspot.com ^ | 12/27/2011 | Local Editor
    In the context of a US plan to clamp down on young Jordanians, US Embassy in Amman is working on recruiting spies openly through the "MEPI" program. "MEPI" provides tens of thousands of dollars for young people to pursuit "American democracy". Moreover, embassy staff imposes tight control over social network to catch their goals and create illegal organizations and networks in the Jordanian street which suffers from the fact that poverty, unemployment, and lack of national spirit form fundamental reasons for Jordanian youth to join the US project." Under the cover of the implementation of democracy, reform, women's empowerment, and...
  • Supporting the Entrepreneurial Spirit in the Middle East and North Africa [Benghazi MEPI Series]

    11/27/2012 6:43:41 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 4 replies
    Targeted News Service ^ | 11/14/2012 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- The U.S. Department of State issued the following fact sheet: Since the first days of the Obama Administration, the Department of State has prioritized fostering global innovation and entrepreneurship as a key pillar of its economic statecraft and broader foreign policy agendas. Much of this activity has focused on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), a region brimming with entrepreneurial energy and talent. Recent transitions in the region have only reaffirmed the importance of this work as citizens have demanded broad-based economic opportunity and advancement. ... Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Programming: Across the Middle...
  • An Ambassador's Fate: Global Elites, U.S. Dept of State and a Kid - [Benghazi MEPI Series]

    11/25/2012 3:42:49 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 6 replies
    Vanity | 11/25/2012 | Self
    The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), http://mepi.state.gov, lists "Developing Civil Society" as one of the "things it does". Under "Where We Work", they list: Algeria Bahrain Egypt Israel Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Libya Morocco Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia Tunisia United Arab Emirates West Bank & Gaza Yemen Of course, Benghazi is in Libya, so it appears that MEPI is not hiding the fact that they work in Libya, but proudly telling the world on their website. And you thought the U.S. Senate had to approve all Treaties and therefore had the duty of overseeing U.S. foreign relations. Overseeing ? More like...
  • Major advance in MRI allows much faster brain scans

    01/05/2011 8:37:38 PM PST · by decimon · 5 replies
    University of California - Berkeley ^ | January 5, 2011 | Unknown
    2 acceleration methods make scanning more than 7 times fasterAn international team of physicists and neuroscientists has reported a breakthrough in magnetic resonance imaging that allows brain scans more than seven times faster than currently possible. In a paper that appeared Dec. 20 in the journal PLoS ONE, a University of California, Berkeley, physicist and colleagues from the University of Minnesota and Oxford University in the United Kingdom describe two improvements that allow full three-dimensional brain scans in less than half a second, instead of the typical 2 to 3 seconds. "When we made the first images, it was unbelievable...