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  • Why Is Khashoggi Being Made The Defining Issue Of U.S. Foreign Policy?

    10/19/2018 4:13:16 PM PDT · by detective · 59 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 19, 2018 | Ben Weingarten
    Why has the media and much of the political establishment made the presumed murder of an Islamist Saudi dissident on Turkish soil a defining issue in American foreign policy? Jamal Khashoggi is not a U.S. citizen, despite his past residence in Virginia, nor is he a lover of liberty, despite his criticism of Saudi Arabia’s despotic regime. He previously served that regime as a mouthpiece for, and adviser to, the alleged al-Qaeda-tied Saudi intelligence leader Turki bin Faisal. Khashoggi mourned the death of Osama bin Laden, whom Khashoggi had been granted unusual levels of access for numerous interviews. Khashoggi was...
  • Obama Had a Secret Plan in Case Trump Rejected 2016 Election Results

    10/10/2018 2:33:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 98 replies
    Obama Had a Secret Plan in Case Trump Rejected 2016 Election Results By Mattathias Schwartz In October 2016, senior staff in the Obama White House discussed what they should do if Hillary Clinton won the November election and Donald Trump refused to accept the result as legitimate. They had cause to be worried. At that time, Trump had openly speculated that the election might be “rigged.” During his final debate with Clinton on October 19, he said that his opponent “should never have been allowed to run” and declined to answer the question of whether he would concede. “I’ll keep...
  • FBI Prevents Agents from Telling 'Truth' About 9/11 on PBS

    10/02/2008 11:55:11 PM PDT · by BGHater · 14 replies · 1,069+ views
    CQ ^ | 01 Oct 2008 | Jeff Stein
    The FBI has blocked two of its veteran counterterrorism agents from going public with accusations that the CIA deliberately withheld crucial intelligence before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. FBI Special Agents Mark Rossini and Douglas Miller have asked for permission to appear in an upcoming public television documentary, scheduled to air in January, on pre-9/11 rivalries between the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency. The program is a spin-off from The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America, by acclaimed investigative reporter James Bamford, due out in a matter of days. The FBI denied Rossini...
  • White House apparently had a full-blown conspiracy theory of murky origin about Obama officials

    08/24/2018 1:25:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Week ^ | August 24, 2018 | Peter Weber
    In the early days of the Trump administration, a memo of uncertain origin circulated at the highest levels of the White House laying out a conspiracy theory about "coordinated attacks" on President Trump's foreign policy agenda from a group of former Obama administration officials, according to a memo obtained by The New Yorker's Adam Entous and Ronan Farrow. The memo, which "reads like a U.S. military-intelligence officer's analysis of a foreign-insurgent network," they wrote, posited that "the communications infrastructure ... used to sell ObamaCare and the Iran Deal to the public ('Echo Chamber') has been shifted from the White House...
  • Obama Lackey Says Brennan Was Behind bin Laden Takedown, Then SEAL Who Shot Him Fires Back

    08/16/2018 10:17:12 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 48 replies
    https://www.westernjournal.com ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018 | KARA PENDLETON
    Ben Rhodes: John Brennan was the point person for the Obama White House on the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. He knows a lot more about defending our nation than someone who uses security clearances to punish his political adversaries. Robert J. Oneill: Actually, 23 conservatives went after UBL. No offense, in case you were wondering.
  • Ben Rhodes Election Night Shock Clip From HBO Becomes Internet Comedy Meme

    06/17/2018 6:53:26 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 65 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 16, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Most of HBO's documentary The Final Year features members of former President Barack Obama's foreign policy team in 2016 oozing extreme hubris over how wonderful they thought they were. That came to an abrupt halt on Election Night when Donald Trump knocked them off their perches by winning the presidency. None was more shocked than Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes (although United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power came close).  A clip from the documentary shows a devastated Rhodes sitting outdoors after discovering his liberal world has been shattered. His shock is so extreme that he is actually struck dumb and is unable...
  • Saudis Gave the Obama Team Suitcases of Jewels Before Muslim Apology Tour (Explains Obama's Bow)

    06/10/2018 2:48:58 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 39 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 10, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Now we know one reason why Obama bowed to the Saudi monarch. The Saudi Kingdom gave the Obama team suitcases of jewels during their infamous Apology Tour.
  • Rhodes can't answer questions about Obama secretly granting Iran access to US financial system....

    06/08/2018 7:01:38 PM PDT · by caww · 10 replies
    washingtonexaminer. ^ | 6/8/2018 | Christian Datoc
    Ben Rhodes, a former top aide to President Barack Obama, repeatedly dodged questions about a new report claiming his administration misled Congress about granting Iran access to the U.S. financial system during the negotiation of the Iranian nuclear deal..... tried to shoot down the idea the administration misled Congress by telling Blitzer that it was only a "single license granted" that was "never even used." "The Obama Iran nuclear deal was a devil's bargain, but one exclusively designed to help the devil," Cruz said in a statement responding to Wednesday's report... "The Obama administration was even working in secret to...
  • The Final Act of ‘The Final Year’ Is the Best Comedy of 2018

    06/04/2018 4:14:09 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4 June 2018 | Jim Treacher
    The first 72 minutes of The Final Year are terrific, if you love Obama. The rest of it is for the rest of us. The documentary is now available for rental on Amazon Prime for 99 cents, and it's worth at least twice that. Purportedly, it's about the last 365 days of Obama's foreign policy disasters efforts. The filmmakers were given access to document Obama's All-Stars at work: John Kerry, Samantha Power, Susan Rice, and -- perhaps most amusingly -- Iran Deal architect, Obama "mind meld" partner, and failed novelist Ben Rhodes. The first hour or so is pretty rough...
  • Ben Rhodes Blames Republicans for Obama's Syria Mess

    06/04/2018 2:38:09 PM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    Front Page ^ | June 3, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Every Dem has his day. Hillary had her tour. Bernie had his. A number of Dem staffers and media people have done theirs. Now it's Ben Rhodes' turn to play Miss Obama. His documentary clips are everywhere. He's got a new gig with NBC. And he's churning out a stream of articles, editorials and excuses. As the Obama Whisperer, the manager of the echo chamber, he's back doing what he loves. Spinning. This time it's Obama on Syria. In an Atlantic piece, Obama's vizier blames the international community and Republicans. Obama had famously blamed the Euros. Rhodes goes easier on...
  • Former Obama Aide Ben Rhodes Joins MSNBC, NBC News as Political Contributor

    06/02/2018 2:43:48 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 47 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06/02/2018 | David Rutz
    Former top Barack Obama White House aide Ben Rhodes is joining MSNBC and NBC News as a political contributor. MSNBC's media relations team tweeted out the announcement Saturday, saying Rhodes would make his NBC debut on Sunday on "Meet The Press." Rhodes' official title in the Obama administration was Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications
  • Obama's right-hand man: Trump used our playbook to beat Clinton

    06/01/2018 6:39:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2018 | Gregg Re
    A forthcoming memoir by Obama confidant Ben Rhodes includes the startling admission that the 44th president’s inner circle should have seen Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss coming – because President Trump was essentially using the Obama playbook to discredit her. The New York Times published excerpts of the book, "The World As It Is," which describes outgoing President Barack Obama’s shock and disbelief at Trump’s election victory. But Rhodes also seems to acknowledge that Trump used some of the same lines of attack employed by Obama during the hard-fought 2008 presidential primary against Clinton – minus what Rhodes describes as the...
  • Did Obama Push Too Far? I Believe “President Trump” Is The Answer.

    06/01/2018 5:35:50 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 6-1-18 | MOTUS
    “Maybe we pushed too far,” said Mr. Obama according to Ben Rhodes upcoming book.So let’s unpack this, as they used to say back in the Obama years. Would you consider using the powers of the U.S. government to legally intimidate and bludgeon your political opponents to be “pushed too far?” Let’s ask Dinesh D’Souza.I think you can put the answer to that down as a “yes.” I would like to wish Ben Rhodes success with his new book. Because who deserves success more than a failed novelist turned national security advisor who decided to write historical fiction instead?Hopefully it will...
  • THE FINAL YEAR, THANK GOD (3) (HRC, Ben Rhodes)

    05/31/2018 3:38:42 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    In my notes on the HBO documentary The Final Year — here (part 1) and here (part 2) — I lacked film clips of either of the films two highlights. The reaction of Obama fabulist Ben Rhodes accounts for one highlight. Video of the clip is in the tweet below. David Burge (Iowahawk) comments that “it takes a heart of stone not to laugh your ass off.”
  • Watch: The Look Of Devastation On This Top Obama Adviser’s Face When He Realizes Trump Beat Hillary

    05/31/2018 3:11:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    If there’s one person on Team Obama who had trouble coping with the fact that the country decided to elect a man who is the diametric opposite of his boss, it’s Ben Rhodes. Rhodes, who served as Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, was the Obama’s mouthpiece for his foreign policy agenda. From Syria to the shoddy Iran nuclear deal, there was Rhodes crafting the Obama White House’s narrative to be sold to the American public. Since the 2016 election, Rhodes has taken to his Twitter account to criticize Trump’s foreign policy, mostly...
  • Obama called Trump a 'cartoon' in private, reveals former aide who admits president defeated

    05/31/2018 12:35:20 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/3/18 | Emily Goodin
    Full title....................Obama called Trump a 'cartoon' in private, reveals former aide who admits president defeated Hillary with the same message his boss did: 'She's part of a corrupt establishment'......................President Barack Obama went through multiple emotional stages after Donald Trump's election - sometimes angry, sometimes resigned - as he talked to aides about the 'cartoon' figure who cared more about crowd size than policy, as he referred to the president-elect who would follow him into the Oval Office. Obama also expressed rare self-doubt, wondering whether he had misjudged his own influence on the country. The revelations on the former president's inner...
  • How Trump’s Election Shook Obama: ‘What if We Were Wrong?’

    05/31/2018 7:00:16 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 30, 2018 | Peter Baker
    WASHINGTON — Riding in a motorcade in Lima, Peru, shortly after the 2016 election, President Barack Obama was struggling to understand Donald J. Trump’s victory. “What if we were wrong?” he asked aides riding with him in the armored presidential limousine. He had read a column asserting that liberals had forgotten how important identity was to people and had promoted an empty cosmopolitan globalism that made many feel left behind. “Maybe we pushed too far,” Mr. Obama said. “Maybe people just want to fall back into their tribe.” His aides reassured him that he still would have won had he...
  • HBO footage of Ben Rhodes on election night is as bad as people said it was

    05/30/2018 11:28:39 AM PDT · by Conserv · 102 replies
    HA HA After he figured out Trump beat Hillary, a dumbfounded Rhodes is almost in tears.
  • Fifty Former Failed Obama Administration Foreign Policy “Experts” Form Think-Tank To Unite Against

    05/13/2018 10:34:49 AM PDT · by bitt · 77 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 03/12/2018 | SUNDANCE
    This is just too rich. Seriously. From the insufferable Iran deal… to the appeasement “Russian Reset”… to the Libya fiasco… to the rise of ISIS… to installing the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt… to the explosion of terrorism in Yemen… to civil war in Syria… to the crisis in Ukraine… to the 2010 State Department apology tour (WikiLeaks cables scandal)… to their inability to stop North Korean nuclear ambitions and the rise of China as an influential power… there were/are zero foreign policy successes in eight years of the Obama administration. There was not a single Obama foreign policy initiative that...
  • Israeli Intel Firm Probing Role of Top Obama Officials in Iran Deal, According to Report

    05/07/2018 8:09:31 AM PDT · by McGruff · 28 replies
    One America News ^ | 5/7/2018 | OAN Newroom
    A new report revealed that President Trump’s team is gathering intelligence on how the Iran Nuclear Deal was concluded. British newspaper The Observer reported the president’s aides hired an Israeli private intelligence firm to determine the role of top Obama-era officials in forging the deal. The probe is focusing on connections between Obama officials, prominent Iranian-Americans, and pro-deal mainstream media journalists. The Observer’s sources say Obama’s National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes and Deputy Assistant Colin Kahl might have advocated for the deal.