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  • Another problem for Hillary [A Benghazi-like incident in Nigeria...Boko Haram]

    09/06/2014 6:27:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    World Magazine ^ | September 5, 2014 | J.C. DERRICK
    Who is Vernice Guthrie, and where was she at 11 a.m. West Africa Time on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011? On that day, terrorist group Boko Haram carried out a suicide bombing at the main UN building in Abuja, Nigeria, killing 24 persons and injuring more than 100. Since then Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., and other lawmakers have three times during hearings asked State Department officials whether Americans were in that building. Three times those officials have hedged. Now, Boko Haram’s rise has led to the deaths of thousands of Nigerians, the destruction of hundreds of churches, and the kidnapping this...
  • State Dep’t: ‘Probably Very Good Reasons’ Not to Give Details of Taliban Deal With Qatar

    06/04/2014 7:00:26 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 26 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – Amid reports that Qatar will allow five senior Taliban terrorists freed from Guantanamo Bay in the controversial Bergdahl exchange to move around freely, a State Department spokeswoman on Tuesday repeatedly declined to discuss “specifics” of the agreement struck with Qatar. Marie Harf said the deal involved “very sensitive diplomatic negotiations” involving the Gulf state and there were “probably very good reasons” not to make the details public.
  • State Dept: Bergdahl Knows Circumstances of His Capture Better Than Squad Mates

    06/04/2014 3:52:13 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 44 replies
    State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf engaged in a heated exchange Tuesday with a reporter over the circumstances surrounding Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s capture five years ago, saying she does not think his squad mates have the best idea of what happened when he disappeared. When Fox News reporter Lucas Tomlinson asked, “Does the State Department consider Sergeant Bergdahl to be a deserter?” Harf replied, “The State Department — no, Lucas. Look, what we’ve said is we are going to learn the facts about what happened here.” “He’s been in captivity, Lucas. I think he’s probably the person who knows...
  • State Department spokeswoman tells reporters to 'go Google' information about Bowe Bergdahl

    06/03/2014 8:51:11 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 27 replies
    When pressed for details Tuesday about whether Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted his post before being captured by the Taliban, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf had some advice: "Go Google it on the Web," she said. Harf, who had earlier said State does not consider Bergdahl to be a deserter, noted that "nobody knows exactly what happened that night [Bergdahl was captured]" and told reporters not to resort to hearsay in their reporting. When pressed further on the issue, Harf stated that she did not think the soldiers serving alongside Bergdahl knew the conditions under which he was captured, and...
  • Benghazi Lies

    05/02/2014 3:54:11 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 30 replies
    The Weekly Standard - Magazine ^ | MAY 2, 2014 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    In response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed last summer by Judicial Watch, the Obama administration last week released 41 documents related to the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. An email from the deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, has received most of the attention. In it, Rhodes laid out four goals for Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who would be appearing on five Sunday talk shows 36 hours later. “To convey that the United States is doing everything that we can to protect our people and facilities...
  • Libyan Intelligence: Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi Involved in U.S. Consulate Attack

    06/28/2013 4:21:49 PM PDT · by Windflier · 40 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim - Islam Translated ^ | 26 June 2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    According to a Libyan intelligence document, the Muslim Brotherhood, including Egyptian President Morsi, were involved in the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, where several Americans, including U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, were killed. On Wednesday, June 26, several Arabic websites, including Veto Gate, quoted the intelligence report, which apparently was first leaked to the Kuwaiti paper, Al Ra’i. Prepared by Mahmoud Ibrahim Sharif, Director of National Security for Libya, the report is addressed to the nation’s Minister of Interior. It discusses the preliminary findings of the investigation, specifically concerning an “Egyptian cell” which...
  • Libyan Intelligence: Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood Involved in Benghazi

    06/27/2013 4:57:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 27, 2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Libyan Intelligence: Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood Involved in BenghaziPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On June 27, 2013 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments According to a Libyan intelligence document, the Muslim Brotherhood, including Egyptian President Morsi, were involved in the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, where several Americans, including U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, were killed.On Wednesday, June 26, several Arabic websites, including Veto Gate, quoted the intelligence report, which apparently was first leaked to the Kuwaiti paper, Al Ra’i.  Prepared by Mahmoud Ibrahim Sharif, Director...
  • White House Lied About Editing Benghazi Talking Points

    05/16/2013 4:51:15 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 16, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal In Libya: A new email dump shows that the White House, contrary to public statements, was heavily involved in editing the Benghazi talking points to remove all references to it being a terrorist attack. The limited, heavily redacted package of emails released by the administration Wednesday is noteworthy for what the emails don't say and reflect a concerted effort by the White House and State Department not to get at the truth but to put something together to help President Obama in an election two months out. The email package begins some 67 hours after the Sept. 11, 2012,...
  • The Benghazi Emails: Talking Points Changed at State Dept.'s Request

    05/15/2013 7:59:50 PM PDT · by South40 · 26 replies
    ABCNews.com ^ | 5/15/2013 | Jonathan Karl
    After months of demands from Republicans in Congress, the White House has released emails related to what the administration said in the days after the terrorist attack in Benghazi. The emails confirm the ABC News report that the so-called "talking points" written by the CIA on the attack underwent extensive revisions – 12 versions – and that substantial changes were made after the State Department expressed concerns. The early versions of the talking points, drafted entirely by the CIA, included references to the al Qaeda affiliate Ansar al-Sharia and to previous CIA warnings about terror threats in Benghazi. State Department...
  • CIA Before Rice Went on Talk Shows:Attacks "Linked to Ansar al-Sharia," Al-Qaeda;Rice Knowingly Lied

    05/15/2013 4:03:43 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 6 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/15/13 | Aurelius
    Susan Rice went on Sunday talk shows on September 16, 2012 to proclaim that there was no evidence linking the attacks in Benghazi to terrorism... She told ABC on September 16 (emphasis mine): "But our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous — not a premeditated — response to what had transpired in Cairo. In Cairo, as you know, a few hours earlier, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated." And she...
  • Obama and Hillary’s Gunrunning Benghazi aftermath: Libya on the verge of implosion

    05/14/2013 12:27:03 PM PDT · by opentalk · 18 replies
    Canada Freepress ^ | May 14, 2013 | Marinka Peschmann
    Libya is rapidly deteriorating and could fall into bloody chaos at any moment. When Ambassador Christopher Stevens, under orders from the Obama-Clinton regime, first arrived in Libya he came by boat with approximately 80 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) people and contractors. Their mission was to topple Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi supposedly for humanitarian purposes. They accomplished their task by arming, aligning and coordinating with the “rebels”, who turned out to be Jihadists and Islamic militants. The rebel’s top military commander, Abdelhakim Belhadj, for example, was the emir to an al Qaeda affiliate called Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). Belhadj was...
  • EXPLOSIVE REPORT: FORCES WERE AVAILABLE TO HELP AMERICANS UNDER ATTACK IN BENGHAZI

    04/29/2013 6:26:39 PM PDT · by crosslink · 315 replies
    The blaze ^ | 4-29-2013 | Jason Howerton
    The U.S. government had the ability to “react and respond” to the Benghazi terrorist attack and could have had forces on the ground before the second wave of the assault began, a special operator with knowledge of the response told Fox News in an exclusive interview. Due to the explosive nature of his allegations, the special ops member asked to remain anonymous. “I know for a fact that C 110 the UComm CIF was doing a training exercise, not in the region of northern Africa, but in Europe. And they had the ability to react and respond,” he told Fox...
  • State Dept. Steps Up Multimillion-Dollar Search for Perfect Crystal Glasses

    02/12/2013 5:22:14 AM PST · by Steve Peacock · 13 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Feb. 12, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    The U.S. Department of State once again has resumed its search for providers of high-end crystal stemware and other tabletop glassware, only this time the estimated cost has leaped back up a couple of million. The estimated price tag previously was $5.4 million, but had dipped to $3.5 million at the time of the initial report. That estimate has jumped to $5 million--though State now assures taxpayers that it will not spend more than $2 million on the glasses in any given year over the five year life of the contract.
  • Susan Rice Thwarted Capture Of bin Laden

    11/21/2012 5:03:56 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 19 replies
    Black & Right ^ | Dec. 4, 2008 | Bob
    Susan Rice Thwarted Capture Of bin Laden Posted on December 4, 2008 by Bob During a campaign interview on CNN, Barack Obama’s-then national security adviser Susan Rice stated that President Bush blew opportunities to capture Osama bin Laden and she wouldn’t mind seeing him killed. It turns out Obama’s choice of UN Ambassador blew opportunities as well. Terrorism experts blame Rice for having played a key role in blocking efforts to neutralize Osama bin Laden in the 1990s. According to Mansoor Ijaz, a former trouble shooter for Clinton, the FBI had their efforts to capture bin Laden “overruled every single...
  • Lies on Al Qaeda Disqualfy Obama

    11/05/2012 1:08:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2012 | Morgan Brittany
    We’re here, the final hours of the 2012 Presidential campaign. It’s D-Day, Judgment day and Super Bowl Sunday all rolled into one. To me, this campaign season has seemed to be the longest I can remember. Maybe my memory is fading, but I can’t remember a campaign as hard fought as this one. Yes, the Bush, Gore election of 2000 was aggressively fought and the battle of the “hanging chads” seemed to go on forever, but somehow it worked itself out and our country righted itself in a couple of months. I’m not so sure about this election. The division...
  • Jennifer Griffin: What laser capability did Benghazi team have?

    11/04/2012 4:34:00 AM PST · by maggief · 77 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 4, 2012 | Jennifer Griffin
    Sources who have debriefed the team that was at the CIA annex the night of the attack in Benghazi say that the CIA operators from the Global Response Staff, or GRS, were equipped with Mark 48 machine guns and had two types of laser capability. Each weapon had both a “passive” as well as a “visible” laser that could be used against the Libyan attackers. Fox News has learned the guns were fitted with PEQ-15 lasers. The “passive” laser is not visible to the naked eye but can help team members identify hostile forces when the shooter is wearing NODS,...
  • (IBD) Obama and Hillary Clinton's Criminal Negligence: Benghazi Gave 1-Month Warning

    11/03/2012 12:07:15 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 5 replies
    Scandal: A month before the terrorist attack, the State Department was warned Benghazi couldn't protect itself and was surrounded by Islamist militia and al-Qaida camps. It was 3 a.m. and the administration pressed "snooze." When the U.S. mission in Benghazi called an Aug. 15 emergency meeting, it wasn't to discuss an obscure Internet video. It was to discuss the lack of security for a consulate surrounded by at least 10 terrorist camps. An Aug. 16 cable to the office of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and obtained by Fox News reported that the State Department's senior security officer "expressed concerns...
  • Network of Evil. Mapping the Islamic Brigades from Benghazi to Syria.

    11/03/2012 10:30:33 AM PDT · by Katechon · 17 replies
    In-Extremis | Katechon
    We know Ambassador Chris Stevens and the CIA were somehow, some way running or heavily involved in an pipeline of money, weapons and information being routed from Libya to Syria through the Muslim Brotherhood and some Saudis. We know Turkey is the nexus, and Libya is the doorway to the Caliphate to get arms in for distribution to Syria, Yemen, Jordan, Egypt and eventually Saudi Arabia. Now, what I suggest here -- for us Freepers to do -- is to begin MAPPING this network of evil, this network of jihadist brigades fighting for the Caliphate. According to Asher Berman, --...
  • Gun Running from Libya to Syria: the 'Al-Entisar,' Ambassador Stevens, Ali Sait Akin & the IHH

    11/02/2012 7:26:53 AM PDT · by Katechon · 9 replies
    In-Extremis | Katechon
    The news service Reuters reported that Obama signed an intelligence finding in early 2012 authorizing U.S. support for the Syrian rebels. And according to the New York Times, CIA operatives were on the Turkish-Syrian border this summer helping to steer weapons deliveries to selected Syrian rebel groups, most of them “hard-line Islamic jihadists.” One of those jihadists was Abdelhakim Belhadj, head of the Tripoli Military Council and the former leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, according to a military official working with Mr Belhadjto quoted by Daily Telegraph, "met with Free Syrian Army leaders in Istanbul and on the...
  • Did Turkey Play a Role in Benghazi Attack?

    11/01/2012 3:29:17 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 10 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-11-01 10:05:52 | Dr. Richard Swier
    by Clare LopezIf reporting from the Washington Times is accurate, it looks like the Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin was in on the plot to attack the U.S. mission in Benghazi. According to an October 27, 2012 report, Libyan witnesses from the Benghazi neighborhood where the U.S. compound was located told reporters from the Associated Press (AP) that "150 bearded gunmen, some wearing the Afghan-style tunics favored by Islamic militants began sealing off the streets" leading to the facility "around nightfall."The Department of State "Background Briefing on Libya," provided by telephone to reporters on October 9, 2012 states that...
  • GROUND ZERO IMAM RETURNS TO US: ‘I AM HAPPY TO BE AMERICAN’

    09/01/2010 7:06:12 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 31, 2010
    The State Department says the imam leading plans for an Islamic center near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York is returning to the United States on Wednesday. State Department spokesman Mark Toner says Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has completed a Persian Gulf trip that was intended to promote religious tolerance. Rauf is departing the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, and will return to New York. Toner says Rauf’s early return did not cause the cancellation of any programs on his State Department-funded trip. Rauf said Tuesday that the controversy over the Islamic center in Manhattan is...
  • US State Dept Sends Mosque Imam to Mideast

    08/10/2010 11:45:05 AM PDT · by lbryce · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2010 | Jake Gibson
    State Department officials on Monday confirmed Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Imam of the so-called Ground Zero Mosque, will soon be going on a trip of the Middle East and the U.S. government will be picking up the tab. The planned construction of a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City has set off a contentious national debate over religious freedom in the U.S., drawing impassioned opposition from some families of 9/11 victims. Rauf has emerged as a controversial figure because of his refusal to acknowledge Hamas as a terrorist organization, which is how the U.S. government classifies the group....
  • Plame security breach? It just ain't so, Joe

    07/17/2005 12:53:39 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 25 replies · 1,375+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 17, 2005 | Mark Steyn
    Karl Rove? Please. I couldn't care less. This week finds me thousands of miles from the Beltway in what I believe the ABC World News Tonight map designates as the Rest Of The Planet, an obscure beat the media can't seem to spare a correspondent for. But even if I was with the rest of the navel-gazers inside the Beltway I wouldn't be interested in who ''leaked'' the name of CIA employee Valerie Plame to the press. As her weirdly self-obsesssed husband Joseph C. Wilson IV conceded on CNN the other day, she wasn't a ''clandestine officer'' and, indeed, hadn't...