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  • Benghazi -- No Mere 'October Surprise'

    10/31/2012 7:37:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | October 31, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    If you want to understand why conservatives have lost faith in the so-called mainstream media, you need to ponder the question: Where is the Benghazi feeding frenzy? Unlike some of my colleagues on the right, I don't think there's a conspiracy at work. Rather, I think journalists tend to act on their instincts (some even brag about this; you could look it up). And, collectively, the mainstream media's instincts run liberal, making groupthink inevitable. In 2000, a Democratic operative orchestrated an "October surprise" attack on George W. Bush, revealing that 24 years earlier, he'd been arrested for drunk driving. The...
  • To live and die in Benghazi, Libya without leadership from America

    10/31/2012 8:55:25 AM PDT · by PhxRising · 19 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/31/2012 | Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer
    What is it like to spend your last moments on earth fighting for your life? To have devoted your life, and your life's work, to a great nation -- to serve it well and honorably -- and serve for it with courage and distinction, to all come down to a last, frantic few seconds, spent defending you and your fellow Americans and call for the cavalry to come help, and no cavalry comes--and you die. This is what the two former Navy SEALs, under the employment of CIA, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, faced in their final moments in Benghazi...
  • Obama Fires Top Admiral For Advocating Libyan Rescue? (USA's Third World president)

    10/31/2012 9:07:36 AM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | October 29, 2012
    According to this report, yesterday (27 October) Obama ordered the immediate removal of Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette from his command of the powerful Carrier Strike Group Three (CSG-3) currently located in the Middle East. CSG-3 is one of five US Navy carrier strike groups currently assigned to the US Pacific Fleet. US Navy carrier strike groups are employed in a variety of roles, which involve gaining and maintaining sea control and projecting power ashore, as well as projecting naval airpower ashore. [snip] This GRU report, however, states that Admiral Gaouette’s firing by President Obama was due to this strike...
  • Did Obama Withhold Cross-Border Authority?

    10/31/2012 9:05:34 AM PDT · by PhxRising · 19 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | 10/30/2012 | Matt Bracken
    Did Obama Withhold Cross-Border Authority? Please help me. I am trying as hard as I can to get out the word about cross-border authority (CBA). I just can’t believe reporters don’t know enough to ask the right questions! It’s infuriating. Libya, as far as standing down the rescue, is 100% Obama’s show, and nobody else’s. Only he can grant CBA, not Biden, not Panetta, not Dempsey, not Hillary, and certainly not Ham in Germany. The entire episode is explained perfectly inside the context of not granting CBA. The CIA QRF in Tripoli? No problem, send them on the local Tripoli...
  • Gingrich: A “reliable Senator” tells me two networks have stand-down e-mails from Donilon’s office

    10/31/2012 9:46:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 117 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/31/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Via the Daily Caller, Newt Gingrich thinks that the Benghazi scandal might blow wide open over the next two days, thanks to e-mails that he claims two networks now possess from the office of the National Security Advisor, Tom Donilon. According to a "reliable Senator" who tipped him to the information, Gingrich says that the e-mails came in response to the request to aid the consulate in Benghazi after the attack began, and asserted that the attack wasn't a terrorist action and therefore didn't need a response:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “There is a rumor — I want to...
  • Obama Arming Islamic Jihadists

    10/31/2012 10:05:12 AM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | Oct 29, 2012 | Kris Zane
    Video: Obama has been running guns to Islamic Jihadists and the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, using Ambassador Christopher Stevens and Turkey as middle men in the nefarious enterprise.
  • Petraeus and Panetta Speak—But Not the President

    10/31/2012 10:42:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    the Weekly Standard ^ | 10/31/12 | WILLIAM KRISTOL
    Seven weeks later, the White House still hasn't explained what President Obama did and didn't do during the seven hours of the attack on Benghazi on September 11. And there's been no response from the White House to questions asked by senators or THE WEEKLY STANDARD or David Ignatius in the Washington Post. We have, to be sure, heard from some government officials. But the information they've provided raises still more questions. CIA director David Petraeus authorized a statement pointedly saying that "No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to...
  • VIDEO: "Hannity on Benghazi Slaughter Audio Tapes: "DAMNING!" (Juan W in a panic!)

    10/31/2012 10:55:59 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 33 replies
    YouTube/Hannity Show ^ | 10/30/12 | Sean Hannity
  • White House shoots down rumors it nixed Benghazi intervention

    10/31/2012 10:56:01 AM PDT · by PhxRising · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/2012 | Julian Pecquet
    The White House on Wednesday shot down rumors that President Obama nixed an operation to rescue U.S. diplomats under attack in Benghazi after former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich made the claim on national television. “Neither the President nor anyone in the White House denied any requests for assistance in Benghazi during the attack,” National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor told The Hill via email.
  • Facebook admits error in censoring anti-Obama message

    10/31/2012 10:18:09 AM PDT · by maggief · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2012 | Erik Wemple
    Larry Ward will concede that he “poked the bear.” As president of the D.C.-based Political Media Inc., Ward administers the Facebook page of a group called Special Operations Speaks (SOS), an anti-Obama group consisting of “veterans, legatees, and supporters of the Special Operations communities of all the Armed Forces.” Essentially hard guys who want the president out of office. “These are the toughest sons of a guns out there and they say what they mean,” says Ward. On Saturday, Ward woke up and realized he needed to post something on SOS’s page. He checked the news, which was still buzzing...
  • WaPo opinion: What was Obama told at the September 10, 2012, NSC meeting on ‘9/11 threats’?

    10/31/2012 10:11:33 AM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2012 | Marc A. Thiessen
    On the White House Web site, the president’s calendar for September 10, 2012 — the day before the Benghazi, Libya, attack — is blank and and the daily press guidance says “The President has no public events scheduled.” But the president did have an important meeting that day. In an e-mail exchange over President Obama’s record of skipping his daily intelligence meetings, National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor wrote me the following: I’d also note that this focus on just the PDB and not the countless other NSC meetings the President has each week really misses the point. For example,...
  • Libya Warnings Were Plentiful, but Unspecific

    10/31/2012 4:06:29 AM PDT · by publius1 · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/29/12 | By MICHAEL R. GORDON, ERIC SCHMITT and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    WASHINGTON — In the months leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, the Obama administration received intelligence reports that Islamic extremist groups were operating training camps in the mountains near the Libyan city and that some of the fighters were “Al Qaeda-leaning,” according to American and European officials. *** Interviews with American officials and an examination of State Department documents do not reveal the kind of smoking gun Republicans have suggested would emerge in the attack’s aftermath such as a warning that the diplomatic compound would be targeted and that was overlooked by...
  • Remember Benghazi

    10/31/2012 4:51:36 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 2 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 10/31/12 | LD Jackson
    Let me begin by saying I take nothing away from the disaster that has struck our eastern seaboard. The pictures and videos are enough to show those of us who live away from the coast the kind of destruction that can and does take place on our coasts. My heart and prayers go out to those who have been affected. Several regular readers of Political Realities live in that area and I hope and pray they are all okay. It would do us all good to soberly reflect on what has happened. I applaud the efforts of President Obama to...
  • Were they hiding anything at the Benghazi embassy that we need to know about?

    10/31/2012 5:50:32 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 63 replies
    10/31/12 | Republicanprofessor
    Was the Administration hiding something at the Benghazi embassy? It seems to me that the Benghazi scandal may not just be that the administration was not helping our men in trouble over there, but that they were working hard to keep Americans away from the compound. Why? Was there something they were hiding at that embassy? SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were told not to go help Ambassador Stevens, and they are certainly heroes because they went anyway, saved the lives of thirty embassy workers and lost their lives in the process. General Ham was going to offer help...
  • NEWT - "Networks may have WH e-mails that called off the Benghazi Rescue..

    Thoughts from a demented OLD mind.. I have thought for several months that this group in the administration would attempt anything to remain in power. Please read this comment below posted at Brietbart on 10/30 prior to reading Newt's comments. The article where this comment was posted was Billboard: America or Obama-You Can't Have Both.. Comment: C.O. Jones received a phone call from an old friend that has been in Washington D.C. for years and is fairly well-connected politically. What she told Jones was ugly and sinister, yet very compelling. She said she had received information from someone high up...
  • Gingrich: Senator told me networks may have White House emails commanding..

    10/31/2012 7:09:41 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 1 replies
    On Tuesday night’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” on the Fox News Channel, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that major news networks might have secret emails proving that the White House canceled plans to assist the besieged U.S. Embassy in Benghazi.
  • The mysterious media Benghazi bugout

    10/31/2012 7:24:15 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/30/2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    <p>I don’t think there’s a conspiracy at work. Rather, I think journalists tend to act on their instincts. And, collectively, the mainstream media’s instincts run liberal.</p> <p>In 2000, a Democratic operative orchestrated an “October surprise” attack on George W. Bush, revealing that 24 years earlier, he’d been arrested for drunken driving. The media went into a feeding frenzy.</p>
  • Brown: Obama's 'Soulless' Responses to Benghazi and Fort Hood

    10/31/2012 7:26:57 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 10/31/2012 | Susan Stamper Brown
    During times of crisis Americans rightfully expect their president to be many things, including an Empathizer-in-Chief. Given his presidency has been a complete failure when it comes to the economy, foreign policy, transparency, and job creation, one could only hope Obama would have tried a little harder to show us he can feel our pain. But, some things can't be faked. Empathy is one of them. Ask Charles Woods, the father of the slain Navy Seal hero Tyrone Woods, who was killed during the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Sure, Obama appeared to be empathetic when standing...
  • AP: Who said what and when about the Benghazi attack

    10/31/2012 2:09:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | October 30, 2012 | Bradley Klapper
    WASHINGTON -- Here is a timeline of comments by the Obama administration and Libyan officials on what they believed happened in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, beginning the night of the assault and continuing through September. Republicans have criticized the administration for its description of the attack. They have suggested that the administration insisted it was a protest over a film that insulted the prophet Muhammad because acknowledging that it was a terrorist attack would have affected the presidential campaign. The administration has said it provided information as it became available and has strongly objected to the...
  • Will Benghazi Impact the Presidential Election? Video(Greta-The Directive Explained)

    10/31/2012 3:21:27 AM PDT · by Son House · 40 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Oct 30, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren, Bing West
    With a week left in the White House race, more questions linger in terror attacks on US consulate in Libya