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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
  • Sestak, others question Benghazi response

    10/31/2012 2:39:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Delaware County Daily Times ^ | October 31, 2012 | Gil Spencer
    If you have serious questions about what happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11, you are not alone. Former admiral, congressman and Democrat Joe Sestak has questions, too. “There are questions the administration needs to answer,” Sestak said Monday morning as Hurricane Sandy rolled into Delco. “Put politics aside, something did go wrong.” That, of course, is the understatement of the year. Four Americans are dead, including U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. They were killed in a terrorist attack that lasted seven hours and included several desperate calls for help. But no help came. Why? Months before the fatal attack,...
  • No Men in The White House

    10/31/2012 2:51:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/31/12 | Richard F. Miniter
    Between e-mail revelations and whistle-blower testimony, the Band-Aid is very painfully being pulled off the Obama administration's Benghazi disaster. And as in any management failure, we have two ways to look at the issue -- long-term and short. In the short-term view, we learn something about the quality of our actions -- i.e., was the right or most proper decision or sequence of decisions made based on the facts known at the time? But the benefit of the long-term view is that it may reveal failings in the way we organize ourselves for these occasions and, by extension, the likelihood...
  • The Benghazi Terror Attack: Hard Facts and Fair Questions

    10/31/2012 12:57:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 31, 2012 | Austin Bay
    The relentless drip, drip, drip dominating the final days of the presidential campaign isn't a rainsquall spawned by Hurricane Sandy,it's the slow release of disturbing information about the al-Qaida-inspired 9-11-2012 terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.........................The Benghazi attack,if it proved to be a planned attack rather than a spontaneous response to a video created without Obama's approval, would call into question at a politically inconvenient moment the fundamental assumptions that guide his administration's Middle Eastern diplomacy--in particular, the history-changing impact of his own personality and his insistence that his diplomacy is smart. A planned attack would also demonstrate...
  • Benghazi scandal shows ‘groupthink’ media bias

    10/31/2012 1:01:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 31, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    This isn’t an “October surprise” foisted on the media by opposition research; it’s news. 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...
  • Libyan charity’s ship implicated in Benghazi attack on US ambassador

    10/31/2012 1:22:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Malta Today ^ | October 31, 2012 | Karl Stagno-Navarra
    -Libyan-flagged vessel used by a Malta-based humanitarian organisation implicated in a covert US arms smuggling operation to Syrian freedom fighter- A Libyan-flagged vessel which last year was used by a Malta-based humanitarian organisation in supplying a lifeline to rebels in Misurata, has been implicated in a covert US arms smuggling operation to Syrian freedom fighters, which may also be linked to murdered US ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi last month. The ship 'Al Entisar' which was chartered last year by I-Go Aid Libya, then run by businessman Mario Debono, has been reported to be linked to last September's attack on...
  • Jennifer Griffin reports from the Pentagon

    10/30/2012 7:33:26 PM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 40 replies ^ | 10/30/12
    Search for justice for victims of Benghazi terror attack - Video of update from Bret Baier's program today with new information - drones unarmed, video captures....
  • Remember the Navy Seals

    10/30/2012 7:50:11 PM PDT · by Halo-JM · 33 replies
    Drop Zone ^ | 30 Oct 2012 | Special Operations Retired
    Never forget what happened.
  • Will Benghazi impact the presidential election?

    10/30/2012 10:33:13 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-30-2012 | Greta VanSusteren
    With a week left in the White House race, more questions linger in terror attacks on US consulate in Libya
  • Newt Gingrich: Networks may have White House emails that called off Benghazi rescue (Video)

    10/30/2012 11:37:28 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 78 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 31, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    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. Gingrich said that the bombshell emails could be revealed within the next two days. “There is a rumor — I want to be clear, it’s a rumor — that at least two networks have emails from the National Security Adviser’s office telling a counterterrorism group to stand down,” Gingrich said. “But they were a group in...
  • Benghazi: Obama Emerges from the Fog of War

    10/31/2012 12:30:10 AM PDT · by Son House · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 29, 2012 | Bing West
    Our ambassador to Libya was killed in our own consulate in Benghazi on the night of September 11. For the next six weeks, President Obama repeated the same talking point: The morning after the attack, he ordered increased security in our embassies in the region. Suddenly, on the campaign trail in Denver on October 26, he changed his story. “The minute I found out what was happening . . . I gave the directive,” he said, “to make sure we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to do. I guarantee you everybody in the CIA and military...
  • Media cooperating with Benghazi cover-up?

    10/30/2012 6:27:51 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1:31 pm on October 30, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    There has been a curious lack of curiosity among the media about the chain of events that left an American consulate largely undefended in a terrorist attack, resulting in the death of four Americans, despite a number of military resources at hand.  Does this equate to a cover-up by the national media, or at least cooperation on their part with the Obama administration to avoid answering questions about it?Deborah Saunders, a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, finds the lack of interest in this story very, er, interesting.  She argues that this isn’t a total media blackout by any means,...
  • Lingering Questions About Benghazi (Obama's Washington Post firewall breached)

    10/30/2012 5:02:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | David Ignatius
    The attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi has become a political football in the presidential campaign, with all the grandstanding and misinformation that entails. But Fox News has raised some questions about the attack that deserve a clearer answer from the Obama administration. Fox’s Jennifer Griffin reported Friday that CIA officers in Benghazi had been told to “stand down” when they wanted to deploy from their base at the annex to repel the attack on the consulate, about a mile away. Fox also reported that the CIA officers requested military support when the annex came under fire later that...
  • Obama Met With Panetta, Biden on 9/11/12 55 Minutes After State Notified WH Benghazi Was Under..

    10/30/2012 5:26:06 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Obama Met With Panetta, Biden on 9/11/12 55 Minutes After State Notified WH Benghazi Was Under Attack By Terence P. Jeffrey October 30, 2012 ( - President Barack Obama met with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House on Sept. 11, 2012 at 5:00 PM—just 55 minutes after a State Department email notified the White House and the Pentagon that the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi was under attack. The meeting between Obama, Panetta and Biden had been scheduled before the attack took place, and the Department of Defense is not commenting now on...
  • Cindy Sheehan Was Cheered, Charles Woods Is Ignored

    10/30/2012 4:21:39 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | October 30, 2012
    Libya: As the father of a former Navy SEAL slain at Benghazi wonders why our secretary of state lied to him, we wonder why our CIA director abetted a lie that contradicted counterterrorism officials and the FBI. During the 2004 presidential campaign, a media eager to deny George W. Bush a second term made Cindy Sheehan, who lost a son in Iraq, a national heroine and reported virtually her every word and move. "Cindy Sheehan," gushed NBC News, "is single-handedly bringing the Iraq debate to Mr. Bush's doorstep." But nobody in a mainstream media eager to see President Obama get...
  • Powerful new Benghazi ad: “When they called”

    10/30/2012 4:37:42 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    the rightscoop ^ | October 29,2012
    Women United bring us a powerful new ad on Benghazi that is short and to the point:
  • Second Drone Came from SIGONELLA, Sicily!

    10/30/2012 4:30:51 PM PDT · by gaijin · 47 replies
    October 30, 2012 | gaijin
    Just heard from Fox news 15 minutes ago that second drone above Bengazi came OUTSIDE Libya --it came from SIGONELLA, Sicily...! It was UNARMED and replaced the first drone that egressed owing to low fuel. For unmanned drone observation of an ongoing battle against an American target is it a requirement that cross-border ingress authorization come from **POTUS**..? Because THIS might have required that. Does anyone know? I'm asking because if that is so, then what is possible is that gayMuzzie permitted drone observation but required that it be UNARMED...! If you have one spun up and fueled then putting...
  • Benghazigate: Obama’s “Bad Intel” Excuse is Falling Apart

    10/30/2012 2:26:50 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    FrontPageMag.Com ^ | October 29, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The current excuse is that Obama wasn’t lying when he and his cronies kept blaming a video, he was the victim of “bad intel” from the “bad intelligence” community. Oddly though Senators with less intel access, like McCain, drew the right conclusions and so did most serious commentators on the region.And the intelligence community stated that it was a terrorist attack by Al Qaeda, not a protest\murderous movie review. Two days after the deadly Libya terror attack, representatives of the FBI and National Counterterrorism Center gave Capitol Hill briefings in which they said the evidence supported an Al Qaeda or...
  • Benghazi issue won't go away or be resolved very soon

    10/30/2012 1:36:13 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 30, 2012 | James Rainey
    ............The Obama administration has some explaining to do. With four Americans dead overseas, their fellow citizens rightly want to know why they couldn't have been protected. But the answers will not fit neatly, or in time, to make 30-second campaign ads. And there may be new revelations but definitive answers can't be expected before election day.
  • Benghazi: A Symbol of Obama’s Leadership

    10/30/2012 10:56:30 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 30, 2012 | Mona Charen
    The first statements from the Obama administration about what happened in Benghazi seemed plausible. There were, after all, protests throughout the Muslim world on the anniversary of 9/11 — some incited by Islamists using an obscure video to arouse anti-American fervor in the mobs, and some, no doubt, just pelting U.S. embassies on general principles. When the administration explained that one of those protests had spun out of control and led to the murder of our ambassador and three other Americans in Libya, there seemed no reason to doubt it.For a day. But within hours, the administration account deflated...
  • Pentagon Denies Fox News Benghazi Report

    10/30/2012 11:27:59 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 41 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 10/30/12 | John Hudson
    Following a pair of denials by the CIA and the National Security Council to a Fox News story published Friday, the Pentagon has come under scrutiny for its response to the assault on the U.S. compound in Benghazi. However, in a statement to The Atlantic Wire, a senior defense official says the Pentagon never rejected requests for military intervention in Benghazi. Not only that, the official said no such requests were ever made.
  • Why AC130s were grounded: Obama didn’t want voters to find out that he armed the jihadists w SAMs

    10/30/2012 12:26:59 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 62 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-30-12 | Alec Rawls
    It's simple logic. In Libya there is only one possible threat to an AC130 gunship: surface to air missiles. Thus this is the only way Panetta wasn't lying when he said that it was lack of information about the threat environment that kept him from sending defenders into "harm's way" in Benghazi. He must have been afraid that the jihadists were lying in wait with surface to air missiles, and he had good reason to suspect such a ploy. A primary task of the Libyan mission was to round up the war materiel of the deposed and decomposing Moammar Ghadaffi...
  • (IBD) At Least Carter Tried A Rescue - Benghazi Stand Down Order A Mystery - General Relieved

    10/30/2012 12:33:24 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Benghazi: The president says the election has nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed, but, as in 1980 at another embassy, it should — just as it matters who gave the order to stand down. We have speculated that a reason the cries for military help during the seven-hour assault on our consulate in Benghazi were ignored was due to fears of another "Blackhawk down" incident as in Somalia under President Clinton or a repeat of the Desert One mission that crashed and burned in the Iranian desert in a failed attempt to rescue our hostages in Tehran...
  • Father Of Slain SEAL To WH: "You Have The Blood Of An American Hero On Your Hands"

    10/30/2012 11:38:27 AM PDT · by Marguerite · 22 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 29, 2012 | CHARLES WOODS
    CHARLES WOODS, father of Tyrone Woods: 'I can’t imagine anyone with any heart that would watch a battle rage for seven hours knowing that heroes were there that were going to be slaughtered if you didn’t have help sent in. Because we know that C130s could have been sent there in less than an hour. Jets could have been scrambled in minutes from many different parts of the globe. The order was 'don’t help them, let them die.'
  • Proof Positive - In My Opinion (who created Innocence of Muslims)(Obama)

    09/20/2012 10:33:42 PM PDT · by TigersEye · 145 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sept. 20, 2012 | Montagraph
    Proof Positive - In My Opinion True Source Found For "Innocence of Muslims." (Obama)This is a Youtube video produced by user Montagraph who speculated that "Innocence of Muslims" was a false flag op. So did I. He has done a lot of work tracing numerous websites connected to the original uploading of the now famous video. His narrative starts out very slow but give it a chance. He does explain it all in detail and has sourced it all with URLs below his vid. Montagraph declines to say that his evidence is definitive so you be the judge. The internet...
  • Voices From the Labyrinths

    10/30/2012 8:40:23 AM PDT · by Snuph · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 30, 2012 | Bill Schanefelt
    As has been noted on AT before, "...this blog by a retired State Department Foreign Service Officer seems a daily must read." His latest post reveals, firstly, that is now becoming clear that the Benghazi Scandal begins with the so-called "consulate" itself and its purpose, and, secondly, that there will be no "fall guys" at State, CIA, and the Pentagon: Our facility in Benghazi facility was a half-baked operation. It was not a consulate. It was a "facility" with an ambiguous purpose....(with) a stunning lack of even basic security despite the rapidly deteriorating situation in Libya....Security levels for our facilities...
  • Beyond Impeachment: Obama Treasonous over Benghazi

    10/30/2012 8:26:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Oct 29, 2012
    Beyond Impeachment: Obama Treasonous over Benghazi Posted By Roger L Simon On October 29, 2012 @ 12:01 am Is it treason when you put your own reelection above the good of your country and the lives of its citizens? If so, Barack Obama committed treason in leaving the four Americans to die in Benghazi. Our Constitution defines it this way: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.” Aid and comfort to the enemy — what is that? When you ascribe an action to...
  • Is "Benghazi" Obama's Foreign Policy "Wait and See," "Run and Hide," or still "Follow from Behind?"

    10/29/2012 9:57:40 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 13 replies
    Graewoulf | October 29, 2012 | Graewoulf
    After almost four years of Obama's Hoping to "Fundamentally Change" America's Foreign Policy, it is time to review whether or not the "Benghazi Kid" Obama has achieved his very popular with Liberal voters 2008 goal! Are we better off now with our fellow Nations than we were 4 years ago? From Teddy Roosevelt's "Big Stick," to "Benghazi" Obama's "Follow from Behind," to "Pansy" Panetta's "Wait and See," there has been a blur of change in how best to wup up on who is naughty and who is nice. It is time to politicize, score political points, employ checks and balances,...
  • The Wages of Libya [clear directives, cover-ups and lost careers]

    10/30/2012 5:12:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 30, 2012 | Victor Hanson Davis
    <p>We have had ambassadors murdered abroad before, but we have never seen anything quite like the tragic fate of Chris Stevens. Amid all the controversy over Libya, we have lost sight of the human — and often horrific — story of Benghazi: a U.S. ambassador attacked, cut off and killed alone, after being abused by frenzied terrorists, and a second member of the embassy staff murdered, as two American private citizens rushed to the rescue, heroically warding off Islamist hit teams, until they were overwhelmed and also killed.</p>
  • Libya Warnings Were Plentiful, but Unspecific (Obama ignored the request for additional security)

    10/30/2012 3:43:13 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    ny times ^ | 10/29/2012 | MICHAEL R. GORDON, ERIC SCHMITT and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    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. The warning about the camps was part of a stream of diplomatic and intelligence reports that indicated that the security situation throughout the country, and particularly in eastern Libya, had deteriorated sharply since the United States reopened its embassy in Tripoli after the fall of Col. Muammar...
  • “Rogue”U.S. General Arrested for Activating Special Forces Teams; Ignoring Libya Stand-Down Order

    10/29/2012 6:00:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 80 replies
    The Tea Party Tribune ^ | October 28th, 2012 | The Daily Sheeple
    The official story surrounding the events of September 11, 2012 in Bengzahi, Libya which left four Americans dead, has now officially fallen apart. After numerous flips and flops by the Obama administration, which originally attempted to paint the incident as a Muslim outcry over an anti-Islamic video, whistle blowers throughout the U.S. government, including within the White House, the State Department, national intelligence agencies and the U.S.military have made available stunning details that suggest not only did operational commanders have live visual and audio communications from drones overhead and intelligence assets on the ground, but that some commanders within the...