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  • The Islamic Terror Orchestra

    09/01/2014 6:57:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Front page magazine ^ | August 26, 2014 | Nonie Darwish
    It has been 13 years since 9/11 and the West is still reluctant to link the non-ending parade of jihad groups with Islam. The West is also in denial about the similarities all radical Islamic groups share. It is important for the West to realize that there is a natural division of labor between the different terror groups. Some groups specialize in terror against non-Muslims and Western governments while others specialize in terrorizing Arab governments that refused to follow Sharia. But the truly sophisticated groups are those who reside in the West, calling themselves ‘moderate’ while at the same time...
  • The Return of the Arab Spring

    09/01/2014 6:20:02 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 1, 2014 | Joe Herring & Dr. Mark Christian
    The Return of the Arab Spring By Joe Herring & Dr. Mark Christian The “Arab Spring” changed seasons with Benghazi. In the eyes of many Americans, the media-hyped chimera of democratic forces seeking freedom from dictatorships vanished with the reported sodomy and murder of our ambassador to Libya. The reality is, the impetus behind the Arab Spring was never really a desire for self-rule as we understand it, but rather a desire for Islamic rule. Each country that fell to that faux-organic sweep of protest shared a trait in common: aside from being brutal dictatorships, they were also secular governments....
  • Benghazi coming back with a vengeance in September

    09/01/2014 5:35:44 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 1 Sep 2014 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    After several mercifully Benghazi-free months, the 2012 attack on the diplomatic compound in Libya is about to be thrust back into the spotlight around its September 11 anniversary. The special House committee investigating Benghazi is finally expected to begin its work, in earnest, with its first hearing the week Congress returns from August recess. Meanwhile, two books promising explosive new allegations about the terror attack will hit shelves in September, and Fox News plans to air a new, one-hour documentary on the attack this week, featuring exclusive interviews with Americans who fought in the onslaught. Add that to the usual...
  • Gunmen Seize Government Ministries As Libya Spirals Further Into Chaos [Leading From Behind!]

    09/01/2014 11:32:50 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 1, 2014 | LAURA KING
    Gunmen Seize Government Ministries As Libya Spirals Further Into Chaos By LAURA KING Armed militiamen take over most government ministries in Tripoli as Libya continues to devolve into chaos Libyan government admits that 'most of the ministries and institutions' in Tripoli are out of its control Armed militiamen have seized control of most Libyan government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the transitional government acknowledged early Monday, in the latest sign of a dramatic deterioration of Libya’s trappings of statehood. Energy-rich Libya has slipped ever deeper into chaos since the toppling of longtime dictator Moammar Kadafi in 2011. The armed groups...
  • The Collapse of Libya and the Failure of 'Smart Power'

    09/01/2014 10:35:30 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 01, 2014 | Guy Benson
    When conservatives criticize the Obama administration over the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attacks, much of the attention is trained on the security failures preceding the raid, the dishonest public spin campaign after the fact, the lack of accountability nearly two years later, and the still-unanswered questions on a host of fronts. But that lethal event was merely a symptom of the White House's broader, unraveling foreign policy. The president intervened in Libya in 2011, deploying US military resources to help a rebel fighting force depose and dispatch murderous dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The Libya conflict was paradigmatic of Obama's approach to war:...
  • Nearly two years after Benghazi, American embassy in Libya’s capital falls to Islamists

    09/01/2014 8:29:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Nearly two years ago today, on September 11, 2012, four Americans were killed in a coordinated and sophisticated attack on an American diplomatic consulate and a nearby CIA outpost in Benghazi, Libya. But you’re not supposed to talk about that. At least not within the context of today’s news; that the Islamist militia, which recently sacked the country’s capital, have also taken control of portions of the U.S. embassy in Tripoli. Amid turmoil in Libya in late July, the United States suspended operations at the Tripoli-based diplomatic facility and evacuated American personnel to nearby Tunisia. “Due to the ongoing...
  • Capitol Hill falls silent as Libya war rages

    03/22/2011 10:52:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Stephen Dinan
    The world is at war, but Washington is eerily empty, devoid of all the power players who normally foster a soul-searching debate when the country goes on the attack. President Obama made the decision to bomb Libya from Brazil, the top congressional leadership is all out of town as Congress takes a 10-day vacation, and Vice President Joseph R. Biden spent the weekend in Wilmington, Del. Even Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates was traveling in Russia on Monday. That left rank-and-file lawmakers in both parties with a list of unanswered questions about the Libya operation’s cost, its duration and the...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Democrats Wary of Benghazi Inquiry Stretching Into ’16 Election Season

    08/29/2014 4:17:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8-28-14 | JONATHAN WEISMAN and JENNIFER STEINHAUERAUG
    WASHINGTON — A House Republican-led investigation of the 2012 terrorist attack on an American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, will extend well into next year, and possibly beyond, raising concerns among Democrats that Republicans are trying to damage Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential prospects. Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican of South Carolina and the chairman of the House select committee on Benghazi, said his go-slow investigation was not motivated by politics. He said that he had gone out of his way to maintain good relations with Democrats on the committee, asking Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the panel’s ranking Democrat, to join...
  • Rand Paul: Hillary's 'war hawk' policies led to Benghazi attack, rise of ISIS

    08/28/2014 7:53:52 PM PDT · by Plummz · 50 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 27 Aug 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Paul expanded on his remarks and offered a detailed rendering of his views on foreign policy that, regardless of their merits, are undoubtedly innovative for a man likely to seek the GOP's presidential nomination in 2016. … : I would say the objective evidence shows that Libya is a less safe place and less secure place, a more chaotic place with more jihadist groups—and really, we’ve had two really bad things happen because of Hillary’s push for this war. One is that our ambassador was killed as a consequence of not having adequate security and really as a consequence of...
  • Via Every MSM outlet everywhere... and Fox

    08/28/2014 1:38:26 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 13 replies
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    Obama just said on live TV it's his job to "protect every embassy and consolute in the world". Puke. Except one, right? And then lie about it and keep secrets, don't allow witnesses to speak up and have a Sec of State that says "What difference does it make?" Now he's telegraphing all of our strategic moves for the rest of his term... Taking no questions... oops, yes taking a question on his "Executive Powers"... Says he can basically do what he wants.
  • Libya Islamist militias 'seize Tripoli airport'

    08/23/2014 12:17:53 PM PDT · by sunmars · 30 replies
    A statement shown on screen on An-Nabaa television, regarded as close to the Islamists, said: "Fajr Libya announces that it totally controls Tripoli international airport." Earlier on Saturday, leaders of the Islamist coalition, partly comprising men from Misrata, east of Tripoli, said their forces were advancing on the airport, having taken a bridge and a military base. The strategic site 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of the Libyan capital, has been shut since July 13 amid skirmishes between the Islamists and the Zintan force, allies of rogue general Khalifa Haftar, based at Benghazi in eastern Libya and hostile to the...
  • State Department Spokesman Caught in MAJOR LIE about ISIS and Turkey

    08/22/2014 8:31:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | August 21, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    In another heated exchange between State Department spokesman Marie Harf and AP reporter Matt Lee, the issue of whether any governments are funding ISIS / ISIL is proving to be a hot button issue. In this particular exchange, Qatar is the focus but other countries – specifically Turkey – should start getting spotlighted soon. Harf contends that there is “no evidence” of governments funding ISIL but Lee calls her on that assertion based on a quote from President Obama. To say there is “no evidence” that any government is “supporting this group (ISIS)” is a major lie ... Let’s go...
  • Benghazi: When America Switched Sides In The War On Terror And Armed Al-Qaida

    08/17/2014 7:21:25 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/17/2014 | Ginni Thomas
    The Center for Security Policy’s Vice President for Research and Analysis, Clare Lopez, says in this exclusive video interview with The Daily Caller that very few have seemed to care that America switched sides in the global war on terror when President Obama deposed an erstwhile ally in the Middle East and provided weapons to al-Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood. Focusing on this under-reported, critical shift in American foreign policy, Clare Lopez discusses how an American ambassador and others were killed in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11 because the Obama administration decided to promote and defend their narrative that...
  • James Foley Went Looking to Support Terrorists in Syria, Instead They Cut Off His Head

    08/20/2014 7:27:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/20/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    James Foley was one of a new breed of activists calling themselves journalists. He didn’t travel to report on a story, but to promote an agenda. And the agenda was obvious from his Twitter feed.Any human life lost is tragic, but a moral individual would have much more empathy for the Syrian Christians who suffered at the hands of Foley’s favorite Jihadists than one of their pet propagandists. Foley came to Syria to support the Sunni Islamist rebels against the Syrian government.He cheered on the Sunni Muslim terrorists fighting to ethnically cleanse the Christians of Aleppo. In the conflict...
  • Will Closed-Door Benghazi Hearings Keep the Circus Away?

    08/19/2014 6:44:56 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 12, 2014 | Jeff Zeleny
    Rep. Trey Gowdy was bombarded with requests from fellow Republicans, eager to take part in the latest congressional investigation of the Benghazi attack. But when it became clear that he intended to lead the inquiry behind closed doors, far from the spotlight, the requests soon fell silent. “If you want to get on the news, then go rob a bank,” Gowdy, R-S.C., said, recounting his message to several Republicans on both sides of Capitol Hill, dashing their hopes of being featured in what they assumed would be high-profile televised hearings. SNIP “I can get more information in a five-hour deposition...
  • Video: Hillary: When I’m ‘President Again’

    11/08/2007 8:29:18 AM PST · by rwa265 · 65 replies · 247+ views
    CNN "Situation Room" ^ | 11/7/7 | ianschwartz
    Slip of the tongue? Yesterday on CNN’s “The Situation Room” Hillary Clinton spoke about what she would do about licensing illegal immigrants when she is president again. Watch:
  • Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama: Let's hug it out

    08/12/2014 3:36:39 PM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/12/2014 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Hillary Clinton called President Barack Obama on Tuesday to “make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him” when she recently discussed her views on foreign policy in an interview with The Atlantic, according to a statement from a Clinton spokesman. The statement comes amid tension between the Clinton and Obama camps in the wake of the interview. It also comes as Obama and Clinton, his former secretary of state, are due to cross paths at a social gathering Wednesday night in Martha’s Vineyard. In the interview, Clinton dismissed the Obama administration’s self-described foreign policy...
  • Morsi’s wife threatens to publish letters from Hillary Clinton, exposing... Obama Administration

    08/16/2014 8:55:28 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 46 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 08/16/2014 | Pamela Galler
    The wife of former Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi is the latest Muslim Brotherhood “insider” to threaten to expose the special relationship between Morsi and the Obama administration—a relationship the latter insists never existed. Nagla Mahmoud, Morsi’s wife, is reportedly angry at some statements recently made by Hillary Clinton, including that Morsi was “naïve” and “unfit for Egypt’s presidency,” as reported by Arabic media. In the words of El-Mogaz News, Morsi’s wife “is threatening to expose the special relationship between her husband and Hillary Clinton, after the latter attacked the ousted [president], calling him a simpleton who was unfit for the...
  • Morsi’s wife threatens to publish letters from Hillary Clinton, exposing “special relationship”...

    08/14/2014 12:03:40 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 30 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/14/14 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The wife of former Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi is the latest Muslim Brotherhood “insider” to threaten to expose the special relationship between Morsi and the Obama administration—a relationship the latter insists never existed. Nagla Mahmoud, Morsi’s wife, is reportedly angry at some statements recently made by Hillary Clinton, including that Morsi was “naïve” and “unfit for Egypt’s presidency,” as reported by Arabic media. In the words of El-Mogaz News, Morsi’s wife “is threatening to expose the special relationship between her husband and Hillary Clinton, after the latter attacked the ousted [president], calling him a simpleton who was unfit for the...
  • Spectacularly Wrong

    08/10/2014 6:35:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/14 | Alan Caruba
    Obama's Cairo Speach: A self-deluded fool gave it, a man determined to avoid confronting the enemies of mankind until an Islamic-inspired genocide required it “A greeting of peace from Muslim communities in my country: assalaamu alaykum” The speaker had what one might imagine, given his background, a better insight into Islam, Muslims, and the Middle East than others who had preceded him. He said he was seeking “a new beginning” that was “based on mutual interests and mutual respect” because his nation and those in the Middle East shared “common principles—principles of justice and progress, tolerance and dignity of all...
  • Hillary Clinton criticizes Obama's foreign policy 'failure'; strongly defends Israel

    08/10/2014 10:22:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/10/14 | Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News
    Ahead of a possible presidential run, Hillary Clinton appears to be distancing herself from what she called President Barack Obama's foreign policy "failure": the decision not to intervene during the early stages of the Syrian civil war. In an interview with The Atlantic published on Sunday, the former secretary of state says the "failure" of the United States to those protesting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad led to the rise of al-Qaida-inspired groups like ISIS, the militants currently creating havoc in Syria and Iraq. “The failure to help build up a credible fighting force of the people who...
  • The Benghazi Brief – The Entire Story Of Operation “Zero Footprint” In Libya

    08/10/2014 9:06:59 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 19 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Aug. 9, 2014 | Sundance
    Alas, given the backstory of DoD not wanting to arm the rebels, and given the unintended consequences of 2011/2012 from Operation Zero Footprint, and given an upcoming election in November 2012, you can see why in post September 11 of 2012 the Obama administration would want to discontinue this operation and throw a bag over the events of the past 17 months.
  • State Department hires testimony coach to prepare for congressional grillings

    08/09/2014 12:17:14 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/7/14 | Jim McElhatton
    After suffering through a striking number of rough grillings at the hands of Congress, State Department officials have approved a contract worth up to $545,000 to help train themselves for how to brief lawmakers and to testify at hearings. The contract with Orlando, Florida-based AMTIS, Inc. includes classes entitled “Communicating with Congress: Briefing and Testifying” and pays for one-on-one sessions to hold a mock hearing with questioners playing the role of lawmakers asking hard questions of the would-be witnesses. Leslie Paige, spokeswoman for Citizens Against Government Waste, said if officials were doing their jobs correctly, the money wouldn’t be needed....
  • Fear of ‘Another Benghazi’ Drove White House to Airstrikes in Iraq

    08/09/2014 10:30:16 AM PDT · by mojito · 44 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 8/8/2014 | MARK LANDLER, ALISSA J. RUBIN, MARK MAZZETTI and HELENE COOPER
    On Wednesday evening, moments after finishing a summit meeting with African leaders at the State Department, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff delivered a stark message to President Obama as they rode back to the White House in Mr. Obama’s limousine. The Kurdish capital, Erbil, once an island of pro-American tranquillity, was in the path of rampaging Sunni militants, the chairman, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, told the president. And to the west, the militants had trapped thousands of members of Iraqi minority groups on a barren mountaintop, with dwindling supplies, raising concerns about a potential genocide. With American...
  • Amr Moussa hints at Egypt incursion into Libya

    08/06/2014 5:03:22 PM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 8/5/2014 | Unattributed
    The Egyptian government should consider a military solution for the unrest in Libya, Amr Moussa said in a statement issued Sunday. The former Egyptian foreign minister raised speculation that Egypt is considering an armed incursion into Libya, where fierce fighting continues between rebel groups and security forces. The current unrest in Libya, Egypt’s neigbour to the west, poses threats to Egyptian national security, the statement added. "The situation in Libya is a major concern for Egypt, Libya's neighboring countries, and the Arab world at large," Moussa said. "Statelets, sects and extremist factions in Libya directly threaten Egypt's national security. I...
  • New Report Won’t ‘Stand Down’ Benghazi Conspiracy Theories

    08/06/2014 12:47:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 4 | Jonathan Capehart
    On July 31, when all eyes were focused on the Ted Cruz-stoked chaos unfolding in the House chamber over the border bill, the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee did something rather remarkable. It voted to declassify its Benghazi report. After two years of investigation, it found no evidence to buttress any of the conspiracy theories surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans. We didn’t get this news from committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.). Nope. There was a story in the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday. A press release...
  • How Obama armed the Islamic caliphate

    08/04/2014 6:50:11 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    WND ^ | Greg Corombos
    Jihadists in Benghazi are declaring themselves part of an Islamic caliphate just days after tribal warfare forced American diplomatic personnel out of Libya over fears for their safety. As WND reported Monday, in a repudiation of the premise advanced by President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the “Arab Spring” was a democracy movement, Libya has descended into lawless chaos in which various terrorist militia, including al-Qaida, vie for power. With most of the world focused on foreign crises like the Israel-Hamas conflict and the Russian influence in Ukraine, the State Department quietly announced the withdrawal of...
  • House panel: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack

    08/02/2014 7:02:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 147 replies
    SFGate ^ | 3:53 pm, Friday, August 1, 2014 | Carolyn Lockhead
    The House Intelligence Committee, led by Republicans, has concluded that there was no deliberate wrongdoing by the Obama administration in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, said Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, the second-ranking Democrat on the committee. The panel voted Thursday to declassify the report, the result of two years of investigation by the committee. U.S. intelligence agencies will have to approve making the report public. Thompson said the report “confirms that no one was deliberately misled, no military assets were withheld and no stand-down...
  • In Libya, Islamist Rebels Claim Control of Benghazi [Benghazi Falls To Islamacists!]

    08/01/2014 11:40:24 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 1, 2014
    In Libya, Islamist Rebels Claim Control of Benghazi Islamist militias said they had taken control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, on Thursday, declaring it "an Islamic emirate." The announcement comes a day after the militant group Ansar al Sharia defeated government troops fighting alongside rogue former general Khalifa Haftar's army to take over the biggest special forces base in the city. The group joined forces with other Islamist militias under the umbrella of the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries. At Least 30 People Killed In Libya's Benghazi In Heavy Fighting Medical sources tell Reuters that at least 30 people...
  • Libyan militants capture Benghazi’s main army base

    07/30/2014 4:17:06 AM PDT · by mgist · 26 replies
    Press TV ^ | Wed Jul 30, 2014 | NA
    Militant groups have seized the headquarters of the Libyan army’s special forces in the volatile city of Benghazi after several days of fighting. Military officials and the militants made the announcement on Wednesday. On Tuesday, militants said in a statement that the main military base in the city was captured. According to military officials and residents, special forces troops had to abandon their main camp in southeastern Benghazi after coming under attack from a coalition of former rebels. “We have withdrawn from the army base after heavy shelling,” Saiqa Special Forces official Fadel Al-Hassi said. Medical sources say at least...
  • Islamists seize key Benghazi army base as Tripoli fire rages

    07/29/2014 10:48:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | July 30 2014 | Imed Lamloum
    Islamist groups seized the headquarters of the Libyan army's special forces in Libya's second city Benghazi after days of fighting, as a huge blaze raged at a fuel depot near the capital's airport. An Islamist and jihadist alliance announced the capture Tuesday of the main military base in the eastern city in a statement which was confirmed by an army official. He said jihadists of Ansar al-Sharia, blacklisted as a terrorist organisation by Washington, were among the groups. Intense fighting in Benghazi for the past week has claimed about 60 lives since Saturday, medical officials in the city said. "Special...
  • Head of Benghazi probe says no witnesses off limits, including Clinton (Fox News Exclusive)

    07/29/2014 6:46:10 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-29-2014 | Catherine Herridge
    July 29, 2014 Head of Benghazi probe says no witnesses off limits, including Clinton by Catherine Herridge The Republican head of the Benghazi Select Committee warned Tuesday that no witnesses would be off limits in its upcoming probe and that he would consider going to court, if necessary, to compel testimony. "I can't skip over a witness that I think we ought to talk to simply because there is an assertion of either privilege or immunity,"Chairman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina told Fox News in an exclusive interview. He said that while he has received good cooperation to date, and...
  • Did the War in Libya Prove Hawks Right or Wrong?

    07/29/2014 8:19:56 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 29 July 2014 | Conor Friedersdorf
    The unintended consequences of military intervention are nearly impossible to predict. ___ "Islamist militants armed with antiaircraft weapons and rocket-propelled grenades stormed a lightly defended United States diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya," The New York Times reported on September 12, 2012. " The attack, which killed the American ambassador and three staffers, would ultimately reveal that the CIA was running a secret mission out of Benghazi. Ross Douthat: The worst-case situation has not come to pass in Libya itself. But thanks to the ripple effects from Colonel Qaddafi’s fall, it’s well on its way to happening in nearby Mali. Not...
  • Is It a Coincidence that Obama is Beset by Multiple Crises?

    07/29/2014 6:54:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/29/14 | Ronald Lipsman
    The cable news programs are enjoying a boom time. They have so much scandalous material to choose from that it’s a challenge to cover all the domestic and international crises in a one hour program. Indeed, the attention of the American people is increasingly drawn to an incredibly wide and varied series of crises and scandals. Not any one of them compares in seriousness to 9/11 or Pearl Harbor; but in breadth and number, they represent a panoply of domestic and foreign crises that is arguably unparalleled in American history.
  • TCA: CBS’ ‘Madam Secretary’ Sprang From Hillary Clinton And Benghazi, Exec Producer Says

    07/27/2014 11:12:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | July 17, 2014 | Lisa De Moraes, TV Columnist
    CBS‘ new drama series Madam Secretary, in which Tea Leoni plays the Secretary of State, came about because of Hillary Clinton and Benghazi, exec producer Lori McCreary told TV critics today at TCA Summer TV Press Tour 2014. McCreary said she and Morgan Freeman had lunch with CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler about producing a scripted series for the network, after which, McCreary says, they set about “trying to come up with a great character…And then, guess what happened — the Benghazi hearings,” McCreary said. They went back to Tassler with the idea of a series about what it’s like...
  • ‘Is This How The Benghazi Talking Points Were Developed?’...Kerry Aide’s Use Of Gmail Account

    07/23/2014 7:56:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 23, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Two top government watchdogs in Washington D.C. slammed a key aide to Secretary of State John Kerry for using a private Gmail account to conduct official government business, calling it “the worst possible practice in trying to maintain transparency” and speculating whether this was “how the Benghazi talking points were developed.” The Daily Caller reported on Monday that Glen Johnson, a strategic communications advisor to Kerry, fabricated a claim about the number of times Kerry appeared on “Fox News Sunday” while attempting to force TheDC to change a report which said that the secretary had “shut out” Fox News reporter...
  • Everything I know, I learned on television

    07/23/2014 4:31:52 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-23-2014 | MOTUS
    …except for Fast and Furious, Benghazi, NSA abuses, EPA abuses, IRS abuses,VA abuses, Bergdahl-Taliban exchange, and the invasion of our former southern border. I guess phony scandals are not included in the “things I usually know about” category.So I wonder: does he, or does he not, know about the DOJ’s suppression of the Shirley Sherrod emails? Apparently the public doesn’t have ‘any need for access to those documents,’ which seems a low standard  for any administration, even this Won, the most transparent ever.Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror
  • Benghazi tragedy! Non-Muslim Filipino worker beheaded by militiamen in Libya

    07/22/2014 4:06:43 AM PDT · by granada · 3 replies
    AP ^ | July, 21, 2014 | AP via Yahoo
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Filipino construction worker kidnapped by militia men in Libya has been beheaded by his captors, becoming the first Filipino casualty in the renewed violence in the North African state, the Philippine government said. Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said the Filipino worker was kidnapped on July 15. He was subsequently beheaded and his decomposed body was found Sunday in a hospital in Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city. "The vehicle he was riding in was stopped in a checkpoint. There were three of them - a Libyan a Pakistani and a Filipino and he was...
  • Obama to Russia: Stop supporting rebels or … you’ll be really isolated, or something

    07/21/2014 9:52:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/21/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama gave a short speech today on the attack on Malaysia Air Flight 17, in which he warned Russia to start using its influence with separatists more positively. His statement, delivered 25 minutes late, included plenty of warnings about isolation for Vladimir Putin, but zero mention of any specific consequences for the shootdown and for the obstruction of the investigation into the explosion that killed 295 people:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “Now is the time for Russia and Putin to pivot away from the strategy he been taking and get serious about” about resolving the conflict in...
  • Benghazi attack suspect pleads not guilty in US court

    07/20/2014 9:24:31 PM PDT · by Rabin · 2 replies
    Fance 24 ^ | 06-29-2014 | Staff
    The Libyan charged over the deadly attack on the US mission in Benghazi pleaded not guilty in a US court on Saturday. Ahmed Khatallah has been indicted on a charge of conspiracy to provide material support... FBI Director James Comey hailed Khatallah's capture as a "major step forward", US officials suggest that the suspect was "hiding in plain sight"...
  • Gunmen kill 21 Egyptian soldiers in checkpoint attack

    07/19/2014 1:24:41 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 16 replies
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | 7/19/14 | Jay Deshmukh
    Cairo (AFP) - Egypt's military said militants firing machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border guards checkpoint Saturday, killing 21 soldiers in one of the biggest assaults since Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's ouster. The attack in a desert area 630 kilometres (390 miles) west of Cairo left four soldiers wounded, the military said in a statement, blaming "terrorists". It said a rocket propelled grenade fired by the militants set off an explosion in an ammunition depot at the El-Farafrah post, killing the soldiers. Militants have stepped up attacks on the security forces since Morsi was toppled in July 2013...
  • Timmerman On "The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi"

    07/19/2014 4:50:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Kenneth Timmerman has reported from the Middle East for 35 years. He was one of the first journalists on the scene after Iranian terrorists bombed the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983. When the 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi left four Americans dead, Timmerman recognized the pathetically inadequate coverage. “Iranians have been killing us for the past 30 plus years and the U.S. government has never done a thing,” Timmerman told Townhall. “I think it’s about time we stood up to the Islamic fascist government in Iran and made it clear that their continued murder...
  • GOP rep calls Petraeus probe 'perplexing and suspicious'

    07/17/2014 5:14:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | Catherine Herridge
    The ongoing investigation of former CIA director David Petraeus is “perplexing and suspicious,” according to a leading Republican on the House Government Oversight Committee. After sending a letter and questioning Attorney General Eric Holder twice and former FBI Director Robert Mueller once about the probe, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told Holder in a new letter this week, "I find the timeline...to be increasingly perplexing and suspicious. I urge the Department to move forward with this investigation in an expeditious and prudent manner." Chaffetz also told Gretchen Carlson on Fox News’ “The Real Story” Wednesday that the open investigation may have...
  • Suspect in Benghazi attack killed under mysterious circumstances

    07/15/2014 8:02:51 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 15 Jul 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Faraj al-Shibli did not lack for enemies, it would appear. The Libyan government held him for a time after the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, at least long enough for the FBI to interrogate him. Two days ago, another militia grabbed him in the former Cyrenaica capital of Marj, a town just off the Mediterranean, 96 kilometers from Benghazi. Yesterday, locals found his body: Faraj al-Shibli, who was suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, has been found dead, a Libyan source and locals in the town of Marj said....
  • Rookie judge to preside over Benghazi trial

    07/13/2014 4:47:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    wa po ^ | July 7, 2014 | Al Kamen and Colby Itkowitz
    Casey Cooper is new to the bench, but he’s well-connected . Just three months into his tenure on the federal bench, and before his formal investiture ceremony later this week, newly minted — but well-connected — U.S. District Judge Christopher “Casey” Cooper has been handed one of the most high-profile and politically sensitive American terrorism cases in recent years ... Cooper, 47, was part of the Obama administration’s transition team and is one of the more connected people in D.C. legal circles, Marimow notes. His wife, Amy Jeffress, worked at the Justice Department as a national security adviser to the...
  • THE WORST PRESIDENT?

    07/13/2014 5:27:06 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 7/12/2014 | David M. Shribman
    Wow. A reputable poll shows that the public believes Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II. Worse than Richard M. Nixon, driven from the presidency by Watergate? Much. Worse than Jimmy Carter, for decades the very symbol of the feckless chief executive? Loads. Worse than George W. Bush, still a lightning rod on the left and a symbol of disappointment on the right? Definitely. These startling poll results set loose the predictable reaction: A flurry of told-you-so nods on the right and a fusillade of this-tells-us-nothing assertions on the left. For once, they're both right. Obama is...
  • Fog of War in Benghazi Hampered Military Response

    07/12/2014 12:12:46 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 31 replies
    Military.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Donna Cassata and Bradley Klapper
    The military might have been able to prevent two of the four U.S. deaths in Benghazi if commanders had known more about the intensity of the sporadic gunfire directed at the CIA installation where Americans had taken refuge and had pressed to get a rescue team there faster, according to senior military leaders. In closed-door testimony to Congress earlier this year, top military officers said that after the first attack on the main U.S. diplomatic outpost on Sept. 11, 2012, they thought the fighting had subsided and the Americans who had fled to the CIA base about a mile away...
  • Testimony Reveals What Military Did While Benghazi Post Burned

    07/12/2014 8:50:57 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 51 replies
    News Max ^ | July 12 2014 | News Max
    One by one, behind closed doors in Washington, D.C.,, military officers explained what they did and didn't do the night the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, burned. Together their 30 hours of testimony to congressional investigators gives the fullest account yet of the military's response to the surprise attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans the night of Sept. 11, 2012, and early the next morning. Transcripts of the interviews, with some names and classified information blacked out, were released Wednesday The nine officers, including retired Gen. Carter Ham, then the head of the military's U.S....
  • Issa accuses State Department of dodging Benghazi questions in 37-page letter

    07/11/2014 7:24:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Fox News, ^ | 7/11/14 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – Top Republican Rep. Darrell Issa Friday accused the State Department of trying to repeatedly dodge congressional efforts to look into the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman sent a 37-page letter to the newly-created House Select Committee on Benghazi detailing attempts he claimed were made to sidestep providing documents and answering questions about the attack from September 2012 until May 2014. Issa said the State Department promised to cooperate with Congress but failed to actually provide information requested and missed many