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  • Blackwater involved in Bhutto and Hariri hits: former Pakistani army chief

    09/16/2009 4:23:06 AM PDT · by milestogo · 9 replies · 436+ views
    Blackwater involved in Bhutto and Hariri hits: former Pakistani army chief Tehran Times Political Desk TEHRAN - Pakistan’s former chief of army staff, General Mirza Aslam Beg (ret.), has said the U.S. private security company Blackwater was directly involved in the assassinations of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto and former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. Blackwater later changed its name and is now known as Xe. General Beg recently told the Saudi Arabian daily Al Watan that former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf had given Blackwater the green light to carry out terrorist operations in the cities of Islamabad, Rawalpindi,...
  • Defense Secretary Mattis withdraws Patterson as choice for undersecretary for policy

    03/14/2017 12:42:38 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 14 at 12:03 PM | Karen DeYoung
    <p>Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has withdrawn retired senior diplomat Anne W. Patterson as his choice for undersecretary for policy after the White House indicated unwillingness to fight what it said would be a battle for Senate confirmation.</p> <p>U.S. officials said that two members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), were strongly opposed to Patterson’s nomination because she served as U.S. ambassador to Egypt from 2011 to 2013, a time when the Obama administration supported an elected government with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood that was ultimately overthrown by the Egyptian military.</p>
  • Opposition Builds Against Mattis Pick Who Met With Muslim Brotherhood

    03/14/2017 5:07:49 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 58 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 13, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    Former Obama administration official Anne Patterson raising concerns Opposition is mounting on Capitol Hill and in conservative foreign policy circles over Defense Secretary James Mattis's efforts to hire a former Obama administration official who lobbied in favor of engagement with the Muslim Brotherhood and spearheaded efforts to criticize Israeli counter-terrorism efforts, according to multiple sources close to the Trump administration. Mattis is lobbying to hire former diplomat Anne Patterson as undersecretary of defense for policy, according to multiple reports, a position that would make her the third most powerful voice at the Defense Department. Multiple sources on Capitol Hill and...
  • Why Is General Mattis Nominating the ‘Muslim Brotherhood’s Stooge’?

    03/10/2017 3:55:39 AM PST · by SJackson · 42 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 10, 2017 | Raymond Ibrahim
    A familiar face from the Obama disaster in Egypt. Reprinted from PJ Media. Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.  Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’ pick for undersecretary of defense for policy, Anne Patterson, is problematic.Politico briefly explains why: If nominated and confirmed, Patterson would hold the fourth most powerful position at the Pentagon -- and would effectively be the top civilian in the Defense Department, since both Mattis and his deputy, Robert Work, were military officers.   As ambassador to Egypt between 2011 and 2013, Patterson worked closely with former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his...
  • White House blocks Mattis from appointing Obama’s ambassador to Egypt as Defense deputy

    03/03/2017 12:11:53 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 18 replies
    HotAir ^ | March 3, 2017
    Very odd, even more so than Mattis reportedly asking Michele Fluornoy to be his undersecretary at the Pentagon. (She turned him down, allegedly because implementing some of Trump’s policies would conflict with her “values.”) Fluornoy’s also an Obama alum but she’s a respected defense expert and was considered for Mattis’s position under Obama. Had Hillary won in November, Fluornoy would almost certainly be SecDef right now, the first woman ever to lead the department. Mattis might have reasonably concluded that the value of her expertise outweighed her political liabilities. But what’s the argument for appointing Anne Patterson? She’s a lifelong...
  • Patterson, Declining to Run for Commission, Knocks Trump (in 2014 he knocked Nativist Axis) (TX)

    01/05/2016 3:42:20 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Dec. 14, 2015 | Jim Malewitz
    Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is not running for state railroad commissioner, and he suggests that Donald Trump has something to do with that. Patterson was one of several high-profile Republicans flirting late last week with a bid for David Porter’s open seat on the three-member Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates oil and gas production. But he removed himself from that discussion on Monday, saying he “has better things to do,” in a statement that also expressed disdain for Trump’s presidential ambitions.
  • Directive 11: Obama's Secret Islamist Plan

    12/20/2015 8:41:50 PM PST · by Ray76 · 64 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Jun 7, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Behind the rise of ISIS, the Libyan Civil War, the unrest in Egypt, Yemen and across the region may be a single classified document.That document is Presidential Study Directive 11.You can download Presidential Study Directive 10 on “Preventing Mass Atrocities” from the White House website, but as of yet no one has been able to properly pry number 11 out of Obama Inc.Presidential Study Directive 10, in which Obama asked for non-military options for stopping genocide, proved to be a miserable failure. The Atrocities Prevention Board’s only use was as a fig leaf for a policy that had caused the...
  • I live in Jersey and Trump is right: Muslims DID celebrate on 9/11 in NJ . . . we saw it!

    11/23/2015 9:05:55 PM PST · by springwater13 · 26 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 11/23/15 | Carmine Sabia
    It did happen, and I saw it. Donald Trump is telling the truth about Muslims celebrating in New Jersey on September 11, 2001. I drove with family members though Patterson, N.J. that morning, after the planes hit. It’s not the kind of thing you forget. We witnessed people in traditional Muslim garb dancing, jumping, shouting and celebrating like their team had won the Super Bowl, just as Trump said. Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/11/23/live-jersey-trump-right-muslims-celebrate-911-nj-saw-277082#ixzz3sNmPOgma
  • Obama’s Enforcer In Egypt

    07/19/2013 7:15:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 19, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama’s Enforcer In EgyptPosted By Matthew Vadum On July 19, 2013 @ 12:54 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments When Egyptians contemplate the abysmal failure of the Obama administration’s policies toward their country, they picture the face of the hapless American envoy to Egypt.U.S. Ambassador Anne W. Patterson, who has shamefully collaborated with the theocratic totalitarians of the Muslim Brotherhood, has continued to stand by Egypt’s Islamofascists even as they bring their nation ever closer to civil war. The Brotherhood refuses to accept the military-led ouster of its leader Mohammed Morsi as that...
  • Secretary of State John Kerry's Meeting with Moaz al-Khatib

    03/25/2015 9:27:03 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    State Department Press Release ^ | 3-25-2015 | Jen Psaki
    Secretary of State John Kerry and Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson met today with Moaz al Khatib, former President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition. Mr. Khatib shared his views on ways to advance a political solution to the crisis in Syria. Secretary Kerry emphasized that Bashar al-Asad is a brutal dictator with no legitimacy to lead Syria. The Secretary reaffirmed our commitment to pursuing all diplomatic avenues to help bring about a political transition based on the Geneva Principles that leads to an inclusive government and a future of freedom, dignity, and security for the...
  • Obama Promoting Muslim Brotherhood “Stooge” Anne Patterson at State Department

    11/14/2013 6:23:21 AM PST · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/14/2013 | Tim Brown
    If you haven’t had enough evidence that Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham need to be removed from office, along with their dance partner Barack Obama, this should be enough to convince you. United States Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson is now being considered as Obama’s pick for Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. Anne Patterson According to Walid Shoebat, “One day after the now infamous CBS 60 Minutes piece about Benghazi, Senator Lindsey Graham (RINO-SC) threatened to put a hold on Obama administration nominees until he was granted access to State Department survivors of the attack....
  • Ambassador who sided with Muslim Brotherhood spearheads State Department’s anti-ISIS effort

    09/20/2014 6:44:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 19, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    John Kerry has assembled a three-person team to lead the State Department’s efforts against ISIS. Two of the members — Gen. John Allen and Brett McGurk — seem unobjectionable. The third, Anne Patterson, is another matter. In announcing her central role, Kerry praised Patterson as “one of our nation’s top diplomats deeply respected in the region.” But Patterson is not respected in Egypt, where she served as ambassador during the period when the Muslim Brotherhood was in power. Bridget Johnson at PJ Media reminds us that Patterson stood firmly behind the Brotherhood as it persecuted opponents and attempted to consolidate...
  • The Lion Hunter of Zion (an Irish man)

    07/12/2013 5:01:30 AM PDT · by dennisw · 19 replies
    In his youth, King David proved his heroism by slaying a lion. He went on to put his life on the line for the Jewish People and become a hero for all Israel. Three thousand years later, another lion-hearted lion-slayer also put his life on the line for the Jewish People and became a hero for all Israel. He wasn’t even Jewish, but he was one of the greatest friends and supporters that the Jewish People ever had - and his experiences with lions assisted in numerous ways.Colonel John Patterson was an Irish soldier and engineer assigned to Kenya by...
  • Patrick mental health issue could hurt Dewhurst

    05/19/2014 6:49:33 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 35 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | May 16, 2014 | Mike Ward and David Saleh Rauf
    AUSTIN - The mental condition of state Sen. Dan Patrick, front-runner in the GOP runoff for lieutenant governor, became the key issue Friday in the already acrimonious race, as medical records leaked by opponents show he was hospitalized twice in the 1980s, once after a suicide attempt, and received treatment for severe depression and anxiety. In a campaign marked by nasty rhetoric bordering on the bizarre, incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is trailing Patrick, began openly feuding with Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, a former rival for Texas' No. 2 elective office, over the disclosures: Dew­hurst ordered Patterson to stop...
  • Give Dewhurst the Boot in 2014

    09/20/2013 10:33:36 AM PDT · by JRandomFreeper · 63 replies
    Vanity | 20 Sep 2013 | Vanity
    I've been promising a Texas Lt. Governor primary thread for a while. This thread is for discussion of the merits of primary candidates for the office of Lt. Governor of the State of Texas.Lt. Governor is the most powerful elected office in the State of Texas.
  • Charlie’s crackers

    08/11/2013 6:26:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    New York Post (editorial) ^ | August 10, 2013
    Memo to Charlie Rangel: You’re in some pretty uncharted waters if former Gov. David Paterson — son of one of your closest friends and allies — is publicly taking you to task for your racially charged remarks. The hoopla began with a Rangel slam against the Tea Party: “It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police,” the Harlem congressman told Politico. “They didn’t care about how they looked.” In other words, the Tea Partiers are the heirs of Bull Connor and the segregationists.
  • Egyptian Politician: U.S. Ambassador Member of Muslim Brotherhood 'Sleeper Cells'

    07/18/2013 3:10:02 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18, 2013 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    Mustafa Bakari, an Egyptian politician, issued a brutal assessment of U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson. Bakari stated, “In my opinion, she [Patterson] is a member of the sleeper cells of the Brotherhood, likely recruited by Essam al-Erian or Muhammad al-Baltagi.” In a June 18 speech, Patterson made the following statement in a speech about the turmoil in Egypt: “Some say that street action will produce better results than elections,” Patterson said. “To be honest, my government and I are deeply skeptical.” John Hudson at Foreign Policy wrote of her reluctance to criticize Morsi:
  • REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    09/13/2012 9:38:46 AM PDT · by Cliff Dweller · 236 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Sept 13. 2012 | Adam 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.” If true, the reports indicate that Patterson shirked her obligation to protect U.S. interests, Nightwatch states.
  • Boxer, Waxman Under Fire for Approving Radical Mission Behind Enemy Lines

    10/13/2010 3:15:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Wednesday, October 13, 2010 | Chris Garcia
    Two top California legislators are coming under fire after new evidence has emerged that they helped a group of radical antiwar activists cross the Iraqi-Jordanian border in order to deliver aid to families of enemy insurgents in the war-ridden Iraqi city of Fallujah. In December 2004, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) and Rep. Henry Waxman (D) each sent letters of diplomatic courtesy to the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, requesting assistance for members of the radical group Global Exchange and the antiwar group Palisadians for Peace. The letters, according to a January 4, 2005 article written by Islam Online correspondent Adam...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio prgram, interview- Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson, Evan Sayet

    09/15/2010 10:07:04 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 2 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 09-14-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this epsiode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program I interview New York Times Bestselling author Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson about his new book, "Conduct Unbecoming." Next we have a "moment of truth" with Andrew Klaven with Klaven on the Culture. In the second half of the show I talk with Evan Sayet about his new cable show "Evan Sayet's Right to Laugh." It is a very fun show and we invite you to listen and comment.