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  • Hillary to Fallen Seal’s Dad: Film Creator Will be ‘Arrested and Prosecuted’

    10/26/2012 6:50:54 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 73 replies
    TheBlaze,com ^ | Oct 26, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    Hillary to Fallen Seal’s Dad: Film Creator Will be ‘Arrested and Prosecuted’….Biden: Son Always Have ‘Balls the Size of Cue Balls?’ Navy SEAL Killed in Benghazi: ‘Did Your Son Always Have Balls the Size of Cue Balls?’ Posted on October 25, 2012 at 7:19pm The father of one of the former Navy SEALs killed in the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya says President Barack Obama wouldn’t even look him in the eye and Vice President Joe Biden was disrespectful during the ceremony when his son’s body returned to America. He also says the White House’s story...
  • Benghazi Consulate Could Have Used Marines With Bayonets

    10/26/2012 6:38:02 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | October 26, 2012
    Scandal: More than six hours after terrorists attacked our consulate, former Navy SEALs manned a blood-soaked machine gun to defend U.S. territory. Meanwhile Apache helicopters sat on the ground in Italy. At 4 a.m. local time on Sept. 11 — six hours and 20 minutes after the initial attack began — former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed at the CIA annex not far from the consulate by a mortar shell. The machine gun they were firing was encrusted with blood, an indication they continued to fight after being wounded. During that eternity, Woods and Doherty might...
  • How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels In Syria

    10/25/2012 9:09:25 PM PDT · by robowombat · 25 replies
    IBD ^ | Oct. 19, 2012, 8:45 AM | Michael Kelley
    REPORT: It Was A NATO Mortar That Killed 5 Turkish Civilians Last Week The official position is that the US has refused to allow heavy weapons into Syria. But there's growing evidence that U.S. agents—particularly murdered ambassador Chris Stevens—were at least aware of heavy weapons moving from Libya to jihadist Syrian rebels. In March 2011 Stevens became the official U.S. liaison to the al-Qaeda-linked Libyan opposition, working directly with Abdelhakim Belhadj of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group—a group that has now disbanded, with some fighters reportedly participating in the attack that took Stevens' life. In November 2011 The Telegraph reported...
  • Father of Navy SEAL killed at Libyan embassy reveals the shocking details of his meeting with Obama

    10/25/2012 5:44:37 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 82 replies
    http://www.glennbeck.com/ ^ | 10/25/12 | Glenn Beck Show
    Part 1 of the interview with Charles Woods Part 1 of the interview with Charles Woods is above. Part 2 is at the bottom of this article.Thursday on the Glenn Beck Program, Glenn interviewed Charles Woods whose son Tyrone Woods, a former Navy SEAL, was killed during the attacks on the Libyan embassy in Benghazi. The interview is one of the first he had done since his sonÂ’s death. During his talk with Glenn, he revealed the shocking details of his meetings with President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to Woods, none of...
  • Father of Slain SEAL: Who Made the Decision Not to Save My Son?

    10/25/2012 5:23:41 PM PDT · by Snuph · 104 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | OCT 25, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Charles Woods, the father Tyrone Woods, who was killed in the 9/11 terrorist attack at the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, reveals details of meeting Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton at the publically broadcast memorial service for the slain Americans at Andrews Air Force Base only days after the attack. And, in a recent radio appearance, Woods publicly questions who made the call not to send in back-up forces to possibly save his son’s life, as well as the three other Americans killed in Benghazi (which includes the American ambassador to Libya). “When [Obama] came over to our little area”...
  • Walking Al Quida in Benghazi - Why Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans died.

    10/25/2012 4:26:31 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 53 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | 25 October 2012 | Jeff Head
    WALKING AL QUIDA IN BENGHAZIWHY AMBASSADOR STEVENS AND THREE OTHER AMERICANS DIED(Update october 24, 2012) As horrible as it may be to contemplate, is it possible that the gruesome death of our Ambassador in Benghazi was acutally a part of a Al Quida Gun Running scheme gone horribly awry? I believe that somehow it could be something along those line, because of all the unanswered questions there, the unbelievably chaotic and rushed manner in which the Obama administration tried to cover it up...and continued to cover it up well past all rational thinking would indicate that they were doing...
  • The Real Reason Behind Benghazigate?

    10/25/2012 8:42:58 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/25/2012 | Frank Gaffney
    The evidence suggests that the Obama administration has not simply been engaging, legitimating, enriching and emboldening Islamists who have now taken over or are ascendant in much of the Middle East. Starting in March 2011, when American diplomat Christopher Stevens was designated the liaison to the "opposition" in Libya, the Obama administration has been arming them, including jihadists like Abdelhakim Belhadj, the leader of the al Qaeda franchise known as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group. Once Qaddafi was overthrown, Chris Stevens was appointed as the ambassador to the new Libya run by Belhadj and his friends. Not surprisingly, one of...
  • WE LET THEM DIE

    10/25/2012 6:47:10 AM PDT · by shortstop · 74 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 10/26/12 | Bob Lonsberry
    American life must be cheap. At least in the valuation of the White House and the other big buildings around Washington. Must be the men and women sent overseas mean nothing. We’ll meet your coffin at Andrews, if there are TV cameras, but damned if we’ll come to your rescue. That’s what we learned at Benghazi. As details have come out in dribs and drabs, each new revelation has illustrated the uncomfortable fact that we left those men to fight and die alone. We did not defend them, we did not relieve them, we just watched them. Our drone circled...
  • Benghazi and Obama: the media is trying to shore up this desperate administration

    10/25/2012 5:36:21 AM PDT · by NCjim · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 24, 2012 | James Delingpole
    Here's one thing we can be sure of about the Benghazi affair: almost everything we've been told since by the mainstream media is a lie, invariably one designed to shore up the creaky and desperate Obama administration. Consider how quickly the story was spun by Obama's amen corner in the liberal MSM. It should, according to any objective news sense, have been a shocking tale of how a woefully unprotected ambassador was murdered in cold blood by Al Qaeda affiliates. Instead, it almost immediately became – of all things – an excuse to demonstrate why Mitt Romney was unfit to...
  • Obama Knew Benghazi Was Terrorism And Did Nothing

    10/24/2012 4:38:22 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 39 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | October 20, 2012
    Credibility: When President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton stepped into the Rose Garden the morning of Sept. 12, they likely knew the attack on our Benghazi consulate the day before was organized by terrorists. They knew because they were likely privy to a flurry of emails among administration officials discussing the attack in real time. Yet they said nothing about what they knew and, worse, had done nothing to mount a rescue despite American forces being less than an hour away during the seven-hour blitz. According to Fox News, 300 to 400 national security figures received these emails in...
  • State Department emails from day of Libya attack show Al Qaeda-tied group on radar

    10/23/2012 7:45:40 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-23-2012 | Chad Pergram
    A series of internal State Department emails obtained by Fox News shows some some of the initial assessments of last month's deadly consulate attack in Libya, including one email within hours of the attack that noted that the group Ansar al Sharia had claimed responsibility. Ansar al Sharia has been declared by the State Department to be a an Al Qaeda-affiliated group. A member of the group suspected of participating in the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi has been arrested and is being held in Tunisia. The emails obtained by Fox News were sent by the State Department to a...
  • White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails

    10/23/2012 6:40:05 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 311 replies
    Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show. The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.
  • Libya and Lies

    10/23/2012 5:46:51 AM PDT · by Snuph · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.23.12 | Thomas Sowell
    It was a little much when President Barack Obama said that he was "offended" by the suggestion that his administration would try to deceive the public about what happened in Benghazi. What has this man not deceived the public about? Remember his pledge to cut the deficit in half in his first term in office? This was followed by the first trillion dollar deficit ever, under any President of the United States -- followed by trillion dollar deficits in every year of the Obama administration. Remember his pledge to have a "transparent" government that would post its legislative proposals on...
  • King to Obama: Who is This ‘Intelligence Community’ You’re Blaming?

    10/22/2012 12:43:59 PM PDT · by mojito · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/22/2012 | Bridget Johnson
    The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee charged that the Obama administration is hiding behind the undefined term “intelligence community” in deflecting blame for the Benghazi attack. “I want a comprehensive timeline showing all the documents, all the cable traffic, all e-mails, all the conversations held leading up to September 11th, and what happened on September 11th, as to why they concluded this was caused by a pornographic video, and arose out of a demonstration when there was no demonstration, and in fact, the video had no impact. What information they got after that caused, which them to change...
  • Report: Issa’s Benghazi Document Dump Compromises the Identities of Libyans Working With U.S.

    10/19/2012 9:56:21 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-19-12 | Jason Howerton
    In the spirit of transparency, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Friday released 166 pages of unclassified State Department communications regarding Libya. But hidden in the scores of documents were the unretracted names of several Libyans working with the U.S. government. Obama administration officials say Issa’s document dump has compromised several Libyans working with the U.S. and put their lives at risk, Foreign Policy’s Josh Rogin reports. Issa posted the sensitive State Department documents on the House Oversight Committee’s website Friday afternoon as part of his investigation into the security errors and multiple inconsistencies in the Obama administration’s...
  • Documents show Stevens worried about Libya security threats, Al Qaeda before consulate attack

    10/19/2012 11:56:57 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-19-2012 | James Rosen
    Across 166 pages of internal State Department documents -- released Friday by a pair of Republican congressmen pressing the Obama administration for more answers on the Benghazi terrorist attack -- slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and the security officers assigned to protect him repeatedly sounded alarms to their superiors in Washington about the intensifying lawlessness and violence in Eastern Libya, where Stevens ultimately died. On Sept. 11 -- the day Stevens and three other Americans were killed -- the ambassador signed a three-page cable, labeled "sensitive," in which he noted "growing problems with security" in Benghazi and "growing...
  • The Mystery of Benghazi

    10/14/2012 4:37:21 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 13, 2012 | By ROSS DOUTHAT
    TWENTY-FOUR hours after the American compound in Benghazi was attacked and our ambassador murdered, the tragedy seemed more likely to help President Obama’s re-election campaign than to damage it. The White House already enjoyed more public credibility on foreign policy than on almost any other issue. When Mitt Romney reacted to the attack with a partisan broadside, portraying a news release sent out by the Cairo embassy before any violence began as a White House apology to the attackers, the president’s path forward seemed clear. He would be disciplined and careful, show anger and steel but also coolness under pressure,...
  • Obama Knew About Benghazi Terror Attacks 90 Minutes After They Began… Went to Bed (Video)

    09/21/2012 4:05:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    gateway ^ | September 21, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama knew about the Benghazi Consulate terror attacks 90 minutes after they began on 9-11. The attack in Benghazi took place in two waves at the consulate and lasted several hours. Libyan “looters” found the body of Ambassador Chris Stevens hours after the attack began. FOX News Special Report said the president knew about the attacks three hours after they began. Obama went to bed without knowing the status of the US Ambassador.
  • Obama gives $1.5 billion to Muslim Brotherhood

    04/09/2012 3:08:15 PM PDT · by Penn4God · 31 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4/7/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    This week, the Obama administration quietly released $1.5 billion in foreign aid to the new Egyptian government, now dominated by a Brotherhood-led coalition in parliament — soon to be joined by an Ikhwan (i.e., Brotherhood) luminary as president.
  • Gaddafi’s Chemical Weapons Factory Found

    10/10/2011 7:53:06 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Asharq Alawasat ^ | 10/10/2011 | Abdul Sattar Hatita
    The al-Sadd battalion was guarding the chemical weapons factory and warehouse. However, the battalion has since withdrawn to Misratah, leaving a stockpile of deadly weapons vulnerable to theft. The current number of guards at the chemical weapons site, which contains 9 tons of mustard gas and dozens of barrels contaminated with chemicals, is just two men armed with Kalashnikov rifles. Hamzah al-Shaibani, spokesman for the “17 February revolution committee” said in a telephone interview with Asharq al-Awsat yesterday that: "We appeal to the United Nations and the Transitional National Council to protect and secure the area, because it represents a...
  • U.S. Met With Egypt Islamists: U.S. Diplomat

    10/02/2011 10:47:48 AM PDT · by edpc · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2 Oct 2011 | Edmund Blair
    (Reuters) - U.S. officials have met members of the Muslim Brotherhood's political party, a U.S. diplomat said, after Washington announced it would have direct contacts with Egypt's biggest Islamist group whose role has grown since U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak was ousted.
  • Heat-Seeking Missiles Are Missing From Libyan Arms Stockpile (Obama punked by his Al Qaeda buddies)

    09/08/2011 4:09:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/8/11 | ROD NORDLAND and C. J. CHIVERS
    The sign on the wall reads “Schoolbook Printing and Storage Warehouse,” but the fact that the double gates in the wall have been crudely ripped off suggests that something more interesting might be inside. It turns out that the only books to be found in any of the three large buildings in the walled compound are manuals — how to fire rocket launchers and wire-guided missiles, among others. The buildings are actually disguised warehouses full of munitions — mortar shells, artillery rounds, anti-tank missiles and more — thousands of pieces of military ordnance that are completely unguarded more than two...
  • Gunwalker: Details of Coverup Revealed

    09/03/2011 6:10:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 2, 2011 | Bob Owens
    Emails reveal attempts to hide that Gunwalker guns were present at Brian Terry's murder — within hours of Terry's death. Just days after Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Acting Director Ken Melson was forced into a make-work job at the Justice Department and long-time Janet Napolitano confidant U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke abruptly resigned, the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious rapidly gained momentum with evidence of a coverup instigated within hours of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s death.Also, the Justice Department begrudgingly revealed that Fast and Furious guns were recovered at the scene of more than twice...
  • Newest 'Project Gunwalker' revelations highlight need for special prosecutor

    09/03/2011 5:50:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 September, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    As National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea, Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman, and Sipsey Street Irregular Mike Vanderboegh have been covering, compelling new evidence strongly points to a deliberate cover-up of the "Gunwalker" scandal, involving at least the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) and the U.S. Attorney's office in Arizona. The (very) short version is that emails between the BATFE Phoenix office and the U.S. Attorney's Arizona office openly discuss said cover-up. Stonewalling and cover-ups have been the hallmarks of the Obama administration's response to every attempt to get to the bottom of the Gunwalker scandal....
  • U.S. money is Taliban's No. 2 revenue source

    09/02/2011 10:02:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | David Martin
    It's no secret that war is expensive, but a report out Wednesday says the U.S. has wasted billions in Iraq and Afghanistan. More tax dollars will go down the drain unless the government makes big changes... Today, a blue ribbon commission put a number on how much has been lost not to violence but to mismanagement and corruption. Commission on Wartime Contracting Chairman Christopher Shays says: "We are wasting between $30 and $60 billion during the course of our engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan." Shays says $30 billion in waste can be documented; Everything from leasing four-wheel vehicles at "grossly...
  • Libya Tripoli rebel leader Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi fought with and recruited Al-Quida

    08/31/2011 12:34:35 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 15 replies
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | 31 Aug 2011 | Praveen Swami, Nick Squires and Duncan Gardham
    Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links Mr al-Hasidi...added that the "members of al-Qaeda are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader". His revelations came even as Idriss Deby Itno, Chad's president, said al-Qaeda had managed to pillage military arsenals in the Libyan rebel zone and acquired arms, "including surface-to-air missiles, which were then smuggled into their sanctuaries". Mr al-Hasidi admitted he had earlier fought against "the foreign invasion" in Afghanistan, before being "captured in 2002 in Peshwar, in Pakistan". He was later handed over to the US, 5 years later released from GITMO and then...
  • Tripoli divided as rebels jostle over power (Obama and NATO create the newest Al-Qaeda country)

    08/31/2011 3:54:22 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    msnbc ^ | 8/31/2011 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and ROD NORDLAND/NY Times
    Fighters from the western mountain city of Zintan control the airport. The fighters from Misurata guard the central bank, the port and the prime minister’s office, where their graffiti has relabeled the historic plaza “Misurata Square.” Berbers from the mountain town Yafran took charge of the city’s central square, where they spray-painted “Yafran Revolutionaries.” A week after rebels broke into Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s former stronghold, much of its territory remains divided into fiefs, each controlled by quasi-independent brigades representing different geographic areas of the country. And the spray paint they use to mark their territory tells the story of a...
  • Islamic militants among prisoners freed from Libyan jail

    Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Hundreds of Islamist militants were among the prisoners freed from a notorious Tripoli prison this week, according to a former Libyan jihadist. The freed militants had been imprisoned in Tripoli's Abu Salim prison by Moammar Gadhafi's regime during the height of the insurgency in Iraq, according to Noman Benotman, once a senior figure in the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group. Benotman said he believes as many as 600 militants may have been among the prison population at Abu Salim. It's not known how many prisoners were held in the vast facility. Human Rights Watch said Gadhafi's prisons...
  • Escobar: Al-Qaeda asset is military commander of Tripoli

    Speaking to RT today live from Brazil, Asia Times correspondent Pepe Escobar said that an al-Qaeda asset is now leading the military of rebel-controlled Libya. According to Escobar, Abdelhakim Belhadj, who commanded a military offensive in Libya over the weekend, has become the de facto commander of the Tripoli armed forces. Belhadj has also, says Escobar, was trained in Afghanistan by a “very hardcore Islamist Libyan group.” Escobar says that Taliban-linked sources overseas have confirmed Belhadj as the new commander. In the aftermath of 9/11, the CIA began tracking Belhadj, who was eventually captured in Malaysia in 2003. Escobar says...
  • McCain: Qaddafi's WMDs must be secured

    08/23/2011 5:59:18 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2011-08-23 | David Morgan
    Sen. John McCain said that as Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi faces an "inevitable" end, the U.S. should concern itself with helping contain weapons from Qaddafi's arsenal. "We've got to secure these weapons depots," the Arizona Republican said on CBS' "The Early Show" Tuesday. "that have huge, huge numbers of weapons, and apparently mustard gas and other weapons of mass destruction."
  • Hot Issue-- Has Al-Qaeda Opened A New Chapter In The Sinai Peninsula?

    08/18/2011 12:08:27 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 8/17/2011 | Andrew McGregor
    Executive Summary:In the absence of police and government security forces, al-Qaeda-sympathetic movements, including al-Shabaab al-Islam (The Youth of Islam), have formed in the Sinai Peninsula. The demands of these Salafi-Jihadist groups reflect both local and regional concerns. Among their demands are calls for a full implementation of Shari’a, the revocation of Egypt’s treaties with Israel, the establishment of an Islamic Emirate in the Sinai and Egyptian military intervention against Israel on behalf of the Palestinians in Gaza. Despite a statement proclaiming the establishment of al-Qaeda in the Sinai Peninsula, core al-Qaeda has not yet acknowledged this new chapter of the...
  • Israel sees Libya as new source of arms for Gaza

    07/21/2011 7:42:33 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 7 replies
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Libya has become a new source of smuggled weaponry for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, a senior Israeli official said on Thursday. With eastern Libya largely held by rebels who rose up against Muammar Gaddafi in February, arms were being brought across the border, through neighboring Egypt, to the Islamist Hamas-ruled territory, Vice Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon said. "Weapons are available in Libya as a result of the unstable situation there, and Hamas has exploited it to buy weapons from Libyan smugglers," he told foreign journalists in a briefing, without elaborating on the kind of munitions involved.
  • Libyan Rebels Accused of Pillage and Beatings in Towns They Captured

    07/12/2011 7:36:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 12, 2011 | C.J. Chivers
    Rebels in the mountains in Libya's west have looted and damaged four towns seized since last month from the forces of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, part of a series of abuses and apparent reprisals against suspected loyalists that have chased residents of these towns away, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The looting included many businesses and at least two medical centers that, like the towns, are now deserted and bare. Rebel fighters also beat people suspected of being loyalists and burned their homes, the organization said. The towns that have suffered the abuses are Qawalish, which rebels seized last week, Awaniya,...
  • General Reveals that Obama Ignored Military's Advice on Afghanistan

    06/29/2011 2:00:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    TWS ^ | June 28, 2011 | Stephen Hayes
    Lieutenant General John Allen told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that the Afghanistan decision President Obama announced last week was not among the range of options the military provided to the commander in chief. Allen’s testimony directly contradicts claims from senior Obama administration officials from a background briefing before the president’s announcement. In response to questioning from Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Allen testified that Obama’s decision on the pace and size of Afghanistan withdrawals was “a more aggressive option than that which was presented.” Graham pressed him. “My question is: Was that a option?” Allen: “It was not.” Allen's...
  • NATO’s Libya campaign drags on

    06/25/2011 7:24:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, June 25, 2011 | Michael Birnbaum and Ernesto Londono
    NAPLES — As NATO bombs began to rain on Libya in March, President Obama and other Western leaders assured their war-weary publics that the campaign to protect civilians from Moammar Gaddafi’s crackdown would be over within weeks. Now the coalition’s springtime incursion has stretched to summer and Gaddafi’s resilience has startled the leaders who committed to the operation. Calls are growing to end it even as NATO pleads for more time. As the campaign enters its fourth month, NATO officials insist that it is succeeding and that Gaddafi will become the Arab Spring’s third casualty. But that will happen, they...
  • ‘Gunwalker’ Scandal and the Case for Impeaching Holder

    06/26/2011 3:50:45 AM PDT · by XHogPilot · 31 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 25 Jun 2011 | Howard Nemerov
    While Holder didn’t pull any triggers, the Department of Justice was involved in Gunwalker from the beginning. A detective assembles a crime’s “history” by collecting and examining evidence, which eventually leads him to the perpetrator. When sufficient evidence points to a reasoned conclusion, perpetrators are arrested and prosecuted in court. Crimes consist of means, motive, and opportunity. So it is with ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious, also known as “Gunwalker.” Violent crimes committed with Gunwalker firearms Besides Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s murder, “Mexican officials estimate 150 of their people have been shot by Fast and Furious guns.” This indicates...
  • Why Obama’s stand on Libya is absurd

    06/26/2011 1:47:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 21, 2011 | JACOB SULLUM
    During the Bush administra­tion, when the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel got into the habit of rationalizing whatever the president wanted to do, Indiana University law professor Dawn Johnsen dreamed of an OLC that was willing to “say no to the president.” It turns out we have such an OLC now. Unfortunately, as Barack Obama’s defense of his unauthorized war in Libya shows, we do not have a president who is willing to take no for an answer. While running for president, Obama criticized George W. Bush’s lawless unilateralism in areas such as torture, warrantless surveillance and detention of...
  • Nato admits civilians died in Tripoli bombing raid

    06/21/2011 3:07:11 AM PDT · by grundle · 5 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | June 19, 2011
    NATO air strikes killed nine civilians in the Arada neighbourhood of Tripoli, which is a known anti-Gaddafi stronghold, the regime said Sunday. The incident occurred a day after the government accused NATO of specifically targeting civilians. AFP - NATO said Sunday it was investigating Libyan claims that nine civilians, two of them of toddlers, were killed in an alliance air raid... Libyan government spokesman Mussa Ibrahim told AFP that a NATO air strike on a residential district of Tripoli early on Sunday killed nine people... Earlier in the day, journalists had been shown the bodies of five people, one of...
  • Scores of U.S. Strikes in Libya Followed Handoff to NATO

    06/20/2011 10:26:20 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 14 replies
    NYTimes ^ | June 21, 2011 | By CHARLIE SAVAGE and THOM SHANKER
    Since the United States handed control of the air war in Libya to NATO in early April, American warplanes have struck at Libyan air defenses about 60 times, and remotely operated drones have fired missiles at Libyan forces about 30 times, according to military officials. The most recent strike from a piloted United States aircraft was on Saturday, and the most recent strike from an American drone was on Wednesday, the officials said. While the Obama administration has regularly acknowledged that American forces have continued to take part in some of the strike sorties, few details about their scope and...
  • President Obama Rejected DOJ and DOD Advice, and Sided with Harold Koh, on War Powers Resolution

    06/18/2011 6:10:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Lawfare ^ | June 17, 2011 | Jack Goldsmith
    Charlie Savage has the amazing story that President Obama “rejected the views of top lawyers at the Pentagon and the Justice Department when he decided that he had the legal authority to continue American military participation in the air war in Libya without Congressional authorization.” The Acting head of the Office of Legal Counsel, Caroline Krass, and the General Counsel of the Department of Defense, Jeh Johnson, advised the President that military activities in Libya constituted “hostilities” under the War Powers Resolution and thus Section 5(b) of the WPR required him to terminate or scale back the mission after May...
  • NATO first to blink in Libya (or how NATO allies will leave General Obama holding the bag)

    06/16/2011 1:13:46 PM PDT · by chuckee · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/6/2011
    Reflecting frustration at NATO's inability to achieve quick results in a campaign some had forecast would be over in days or weeks, the U.S. defense secretary rounded on European allies last week for failing to back the mission the alliance took over in late March. "The mightiest military alliance in history is only 11 weeks into an operation against a poorly armed regime in a sparsely populated country," Robert Gates said, "yet many allies are beginning to run short of munitions, requiring the U.S., once more, to make up the difference." Now it's not only bombs, but the planes to...
  • Obama's unauthorized war on Libya costs $9,421,000 a day: Are you getting your money's worth?

    06/16/2011 4:54:23 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 16, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    The Obama administration is spending almost $9.5 million every single day to blow things up in Libya because the president has determined that is in the country's national interest, this country's national interest, not Libya's. You may not have noticed the $392,542 flowing out of the national treasury every hour, day and night, since those first $1.5 million Tomahawks flashed from the launch tubes back on March 19. But Libya's dictator Moammar Kadafi has. Not enough to quit, mind you, because he can hide while his troops do the dying and killing. Kadafi's military might has been degraded sufficiently by...
  • ‘Nothing More Impeachable' Than War Without Authorization, Says Constitutional Scholar (w/Video)

    06/15/2011 4:03:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    CNSNews ^ | June 15, 2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Video at link. (CNSNews.com) - Louis Fisher, a scholar in residence at the Constitution Project who served for 40 years as a constitutional law expert at the Library of Congress, says Americans and members of Congress should understand that President Barack Obama committed a “very grave offense” against the Constitution in taking military action in Libya without congressional authorization. “I am not going to recommend that the House Judiciary Committee hold impeachment hearings, but I would like members of Congress and the public to say that nothing would be more impeachable than a President who takes the country to war...
  • War Powers Act Does Not Apply to Libya, Obama Argues (Obama claims he's above the law)

    06/15/2011 12:44:58 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 173 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/15/2011 | Charles Savage
    The White House is telling Congress that President Obama has the legal authority to continue American participation in the NATO-led air war in Libya, even though lawmakers have not authorized it. In a broader package of materials the Obama administration is sending to Congress on Wednesday defending its Libya policy, the White House, for the first time, offers lawmakers and the public an argument for why Mr. Obama has not been violating the War Powers Resolution since May 20. On that day, the Vietnam-era law’s 60-day deadline for terminating unauthorized hostilities appeared to pass. But the White House argued that...
  • United States establishes contact with Mullah Omar [Taliban Chief]

    06/14/2011 9:53:10 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 34 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 15, 2011 | The Times of India
    ISLAMABAD: The US has established contacts with Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Omar to negotiate an end to the conflict in Afghanistan, a media report said on Tuesday. Abdul Haqiq, a former Afghan Taliban spokesman who used the alias Mohammad Hanif, played a key role in helping Washington reach out to Mullah Omar, The Express Tribune newspaper quoted a source as saying. Haqiq was arrested by US and Afghan intelligence agents in Afghanistan in June 2007. He was one of the high profile Afghan Taliban spokesmen along with Yousuf Ahmadi, appointed after chief spokesman Abdul Latif Hakimi was arrested in...
  • Libya rape victims face 'honour killings'

    06/14/2011 9:46:54 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | July 14th 2011 | Pascale Harter
    Libyan women and girls who become pregnant through rape risk being murdered by their own families in so-called "honour killings", according to aid workers. Rape is a sensitive topic worldwide, but in this country it is even more of a taboo. "In Libya when rape occurs, it seems to be a whole village or town which is seen to be dishonoured," says Arafat Jamal of the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. Libyan charities say they are getting reports that in the west of the country, which is particularly conservative, Col Muammar Gaddafi's forces have tended to rape women and girls in...
  • Report: US [Obama] gives Netanyahu ultimatum on resuming talks

    06/12/2011 12:05:47 PM PDT · by TaraP · 291 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 12th, 2011
    The United States gave Netanyahu an ultimatum on renewing negotiations with the Palestinians, according to reports cited by Israel Radio Sunday morning. According to the ultimatum, Netanyahu has to decide within a month whether he agrees to accept US President Barack Obama's platform and resume talks based on 1967 lines. Meanwhile, Netanyahu was expected to travel to Italy on Sunday where he will meet his Italian counterpart Silvio Berlusconi
  • Obama Dictates to Israel: Jerusalem is Not Your Capital

    06/12/2011 10:59:19 AM PDT · by Never A Dull Moment · 46 replies
    New Zeal ^ | June 11, 2011 | Janet Smiles
    Obama Signs Document That Tells Israel Jerusalem Is Not Your Capital MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT: Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act Obama signed this on June 3, 2011 – Pursuant to the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 7(a) of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-45) (the “Act”), I hereby determine that it is necessary, in order to protect the national security interests of the United States, to suspend for a period of 6 months the limitations set forth in...
  • Obama’s Not Done Hammering Israel on 1967 Lines

    06/12/2011 11:04:41 AM PDT · by Never A Dull Moment · 24 replies
    Israpundit ^ | June 12, 2011 | Johnathan S. Tobin
    While President Obama’s apologists have been busy trying to spin his ambush of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month as not a sign of his hostility to the Jewish state, the administration spent the past week attempting to hammer Israel into submission on the question of the 1967 lines. As Eli Lake reported in the Washington Times on Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton renewed the demand that was the highlight of Obama’s May 26 Middle East policy speech: that Israel accept the 1967 lines as the starting point for future Middle East peace negotiations.
  • Obama's Libya debacle

    06/09/2011 12:00:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    President Obama is in deep water, well over his head, in the misbegotten Libya adventure into which he dragged America. His public statements reveal the degree of the debacle.On the 18th of March 2011, ABC News reported: President Obama told a bi-partisan group of members of Congress today that he expects the U.S. would be actively involved in any military action against Libya for "days, not weeks" after which he said the U.S. would take more of a supporting role. Later in the same week in Brazil per MSNBC: He portrayed the relatively limited U.S. role as a cost-saving measure...