Skip to comments.Obama Administration's Lead #Benghazi Investigator Slams America and Islamophobes #StandDown
Posted on 11/02/2012 7:31:50 PM PDT by markomalley
Thanks Bronco Bamma! And Hillary, you must make Bill[wink wink remember 1998 Kenya/Tunisia?] and your mentor, Madeline Albright[1998 Albright also ignored pleas for more securityfrom US Ambassador to Kenya Ms Bushnell (h/t Anna)], proud with your determination to get to the bottom of this f'n screwup
America is a seething hotbed of Islamophobia, filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administrations lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities.*Insert long expletive here*
So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering in more polished, diplomatic language during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The talk was on what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia, a make-believe mental illness that Islamists would love to have listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Radical Islams stateside defenders frequently accuse anti-terrorism hawks of McCarthyism, hurling the epithet Islamophobe the same way American leftists use the word racist to shut down debate.
Pickerings pontifications came two and a half weeks after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton named him to head a State Department Accountability Review Board tasked with examining the circumstances surrounding the deaths on Sept. 11, 2012, the 11th anniversary of 9/11, of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, information management officer Sean Smith, and security personnel Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods at the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
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Update: Here's some more nuggets from Diana West: Pickerings Red Flags
Pickering is one of those Washington insiders whose public record is less a matter of what hes done than what hes been: U.S. ambassador to Russia, Israel, El Salvador, Jordan, India, Nigeria and the United Nations. What such postings may obscure, however, is that the man is a foreign policy establishment leftist. Its not just that Pickering serves as chairman of the board of trustees of the International Crisis Group, a George Soros group that, for example, advocated engagement with the Shariah-supremacist Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Pickering has personally explored opening relations with Hamas; pushed peace talks with the Taliban; argued for getting rid of, or removing to the U.S., all tactical nuclear weapons in Europe (and moving Russias to east of the Urals); and promoted bilateral talks with Iran without preconditions. And speaking of Iran, Pickering sits on the boards of two pro-Tehran groups, the American Iranian Council and the National Iranian American Council. The Iranian connections are additionally disturbing since one Benghazi scenario to be explored is whether Iran was involved, possibly in retribution for U.S. support of anti-Assad forces (including jihadists) in Syria.[More...](A shit load of) previous:
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I knew great patriotic and competent American Foreign Service Officers in So. Vietnam and Cambodia during the war, and had hoped that the rest of State would be like that.
However, years of research on State Dept. policies on internal security (The Otto Otepka case, Communist penetration, etc)., and the abject failures of the Clinton and Obama administrations, convince me that we need a top-to-bottom review of and house cleaning of that institution.
Too many liberals with rosy views of our enemies, influence and/or control our relations with friends and enemies alike, with the friends getting the shaft and our enemies getting the gold.
Madelaine Halfbright was the worst Secy of State, ever. Clinton isn’t doing much better (lost a Consulate and Ambassador, you did, Hillary). CHristopher Warren was just as bad (lost Iran, you did, Jimmeny Cricket) and Nicaragua.
Our diplomatics and retired retreads like Pickering sound like the British Foreign Service of the late 1930’s. At least Chamberlain later admitted that he was totally wrong about Hitler. Pickering seems to think that Achmed and Khamenei are rational, peace-loving flower children who can be dealth with as equals.
After Nov. 6th, let the purges begin. We owe it to the “Benghazi 4” to avenge their betrayals.
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