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  • Emails Draw Hillary Clinton into Legal Morass

    03/03/2015 8:17:31 PM PST · by kristinn · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Josh Gerstein
    The first public sign of the email imbroglio now enveloping former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have come more than a month ago in an obscure court filing in a lawsuit demanding details of Clinton’s response to the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya. Last year, government lawyers handling the case brought by the conservative group Judicial Watch told a federal judge that the agency had searched its files and had no more records to produce. They changed their tune on Feb. 2. ”In the course of preparing additional information to provide to Plaintiff for purposes of settlement...
  • Hillary Clinton's use of private email address while Secretary of State draws scrutiny

    03/03/2015 3:50:55 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 03, 2015 | Fox News
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a personal e-mail account to exclusively conduct official business during her time at the State Department, a move that raises questions about access to the full archive of her correspondence, as well as the possibility that she violated federal law requiring official messages to be retained for the record. The existence of the account was discovered by the House select committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and was first reported by The New York Times.
  • Clinton’s Pardons for Pedophiles: No crime too horrific that a large donation won’t solve.

    10/24/2014 8:51:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/23/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Office of the Inspector General of the State Department found in its latest investigation that Clinton aides had “created an appearance of undue influence and favoritism” in a number of cases including that of Ambassador Howard Gutman. The investigation is largely a whitewash. There is no mention of the fact that one whistleblower related to the case, Richard Higbie, had his emails deleted by a hacker. Or that the main whistleblower, Aurelia Fedenisn, was harassed at home and had her law firm burgled.It goes almost without saying that Richard Nixon went down for much less than that.There is also...
  • Hillary Clinton Used Private Email Account for State Department Business (Update)

    03/02/2015 9:01:12 PM PST · by kristinn · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 11:04 p.m. EST Monday, March 2, 2015 | Josh Gerstein
    housands of emails Hillary Clinton generated as secretary of state were not archived as official government records because she used a private email account to conduct State Department business, the State Department acknowledged Monday. Aides to the former secretary of state turned over 55,000 pages of emails from her personal account to the State Department in December at its request, a department official said. Clinton’s use of the personal account for work-related emails and the State Department’s effort to gain control over the information were first reported by The New York Times. Clinton did not use a State Department email...
  • Do Hillary’s emails make Guccifer a hacker or a hack?

    03/23/2013 8:08:39 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | March 23rd, 2013 | Jim Emerson
    The latest target of the hacker known as “Guccifer” was former President Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal. Guccifer has targeted former President Bush and Colin Powell and now we are led to believe he is targeting democrats. In the last few months Americans have seen that current and former government officials made frequent use of non-government email sites to conduct business outside of official channels. Though these email accounts are used to hide communications from Congress and the American people, they are principally used to hide correspondence from Freedom of Information Act scrutiny. Hillary was most likely communicating with Blumenthal in...
  • Hacked Emails Indicate that Hillary Clinton Used a Domain Registered the Day of her Senate hearings

    03/02/2015 7:24:07 PM PST · by kristinn · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, March 2, 2015 | Philip Bump
    Hacked emails indicate that Hillary Clinton used a domain registered the day of her Senate hearingsSNIPIn March 2013, an adviser to Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal, had his email hacked by "Guccifer" -- the Romanian hacker perhaps best known for revealing George W. Bush's paintings to the world. At the time, Gawker reported that Blumenthal was communicating with an account that appeared to belong to Clinton at the "clintonemail.com" domain. The content of some of those emails was published by RT.com. Examining the registry information for "clintonemail.com" reveals that the domain was first created on January 13, 2009 -- one week before...
  • NYT: Hillary conducted official State business on her private e-mail account — all of it

    03/02/2015 7:06:13 PM PST · by upchuck · 59 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 2, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Ever wonder why multiple investigations of the Benghazi attack failed to turn up much from Hillary Clinton’s e-mails? So did the House Select Committee investigating the attack on the facility and the failures that led to it. To their surprise, the Secretary of State had conducted all of her e-mail on a private account rather than an official State Department account — and her aides had carefully culled only the e-mails they wanted investigators to see. The New York Times’ Michael Schmidt dropped that bombshell earlier this evening: Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government...
  • Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

    03/02/2015 6:36:50 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 91 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 2, 2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record. Mrs. Clinton did not have a government email address during her four-year tenure at the State Department. Her aides took no actions to have her personal emails preserved on department servers at the time, as required by the Federal Records Act.
  • The Crying Game: Obama's New Rules

    03/02/2015 9:08:52 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-2-2015 | MOTUS
    If you haven’t already read my post Tomorrow’s Post Today…Because It’s Time to Panic please do so, as it contains important information that you need to disseminate to everyone you know or can otherwise reach. Doug Ross is all over it, and you should be too. Everyone needs to hammer their duly elected representatives with cries of genuine outrage and threats of withholding funds and votes if they fail to do the bidding of we the people. And if that doesn’t work…well, we will cross that bridge when we come to it.So here’s the plan, once all the Zombies are...
  • McCain calls Obama’s foreign policy ‘delusional’

    03/02/2015 5:57:26 AM PST · by McGruff · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 2, 2015
    Sen. John McCain is charging the Obama administration’s foreign policy is “delusional” and says Secretary of State John Kerry’s global diplomacy has “accomplished nothing except mileage.” In an appearance on MSNBC, the Arizona Republican also calls Russian President Vladimir Putin a “meglomaniac” and “pariah.”
  • The Obama Pentagon’s Benghazi Papers

    02/28/2015 11:40:06 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 02/28/2015 | Tom Fitton
    The D.C. Establishment hopes if you drag out disclosure about a scandal long enough, it loses a bit of its “wow factor” along the way. That would seem to be the view of the Obama administration regarding many of its wanton acts of mismanagement.
  • Lying About Benghazi Sole Hillary Accomplishment

    02/28/2015 8:48:27 AM PST · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 28, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Documents from Judicial Watch show that Hillary Clinton's closest advisers knew from the onset, before she launched an inflammatory video lie, that Benghazi was a terrorist attack for which Ansar al-Sharia claimed responsibility. 'Mrs. Clinton, name an accomplishment," Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO and prospective 2016 GOP presidential candidate, asked Thursday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Last year, when ABC's Diane Sawyer asked the former secretary of state that question, Mrs. Clinton changed the subject, not even bothering to mention dodging sniper fire in Bosnia. Nor is she likely to mention Benghazi, a place now synonymous with...
  • The Benghazi Brief: A Powerpoint Presentation and Report

    02/27/2015 6:42:05 AM PST · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    Right Side News ^ | February 27, 2015 | Sundance
    The White House and Rep. Mike Rogers’ House Intelligence Committee don’t believe that you can handle the Truth about Benghazi. Sundance at The Conservative Treehouse does. His Benghazi Brief contains over two years of research with hundreds of very specific citations to support the evidence. The Brief has also been challenged and, with extensive vetting, factually withstood all scrutiny. The report, while exhaustive in detail, remains the strongest summary of events surrounding the two years leading up to the Benghazi Libya attack on 9/11/12. The Brief has been embedded in an audio Power Point presentation so that it can be...
  • Top Hillary Clinton Advisers Knew Immediately that Assault on Benghazi was Armed Attack

    02/26/2015 11:42:04 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    First “OpsAlert@State.gov” email at 4:07 PM on September 11, 2012, reports, “… diplomatic mission is under attack … 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well … Stevens in the compound safe haven” Email at 6:06 PM September 11, 2012, states terrorist group, “Ansar al Sharia Claims Responsibility.” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on February 11, 2015, it uncovered documents from the U.S. Department of State revealing that top aides for then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, including her then-chief of staff Cheryl Mills, knew from the outset that the Benghazi mission compound was under...
  • Hillary’s Top Aides Knew from First Minutes that Benghazi Was a Terrorist Attack, E-mails Disclose

    02/26/2015 1:33:18 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/26/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/414500/hillary-clintons-top-a
    FULL TITLE: Hillary Clinton’s Top Aides Knew from First Minutes that Benghazi Was a Terrorist Attack, E-mails Disclose From the very first moments of the terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aides were advised that the compound was under a terrorist attack. In fact, less than two hours into the attack, they were told that the al-Qaeda affiliate in Libya, Ansar al-Sharia, had claimed responsibility. These revelations and others are disclosed by a trove of e-mails and other documents pried from the State Department by Judicial Watch...
  • IN PICTURES: Relatives of Egyptian Christians killed by ISIS speak out

    02/24/2015 10:17:59 AM PST · by redreno · 9 replies
    http://www.middleeasteye.net ^ | 02/24/2015 | Jonathan Rashad
    Al-AOUR, Minya Egypt - The residents of al-­Aour, a dusty village in Minya governorate some 250km south of Cairo, are struggling to come to terms with their loss. Last week, 13 residents of the village, all of whom were Coptic Christians, were executed by Islamic State fighters in Libya. When news of the executions broke (IS released a graphic video of the killing on the Internet) women and children in homes across the village, which is home to 2,500 Christians, could be heard screaming. When I visited al-Aour last week, people were sad and dismayed at the killings. Others seemed...
  • Pentagon Benghazi Documents Expose Administration Lies

    02/24/2015 10:27:36 AM PST · by raptor22 · 37 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 24, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    candal: Heavily redacted documents show a military response had been drafted in answer to the Benghazi terrorist attack by a group supporting "an Islamic state" in Libya. It also showed the attack wasn't inflamed by a video. It's taken Judicial Watch two years to obtain from the most transparent administration in history the 486 pages of documents pertaining to the military response to the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on our Benghazi diplomatic mission. They confirm what we have said repeatedly, that the Benghazi tale spun by President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was indeed a lie...
  • Hillary’s Albatross

    02/24/2015 4:43:57 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/24/2015 | Michael Barone
    The Obama administration’s numerous foreign-policy failures will be a serious problem for her 2016 candidacy. Like it or not, the 2016 presidential race is now well under way. Republican candidates are flocking to Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, while Hillary Clinton, in-between $200,000 speeches at universities, is reported to be in seclusion developing her economic policies. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by minutiae, but sometimes a twist of events turns out to be important, even twelve months away from the first caucuses and primaries. And of course, always keep in mind that most minutiae turn out to be trivial....
  • The Failure of Libya: Richard Engel Reports (Video)

    02/22/2015 10:35:23 AM PST · by kristinn · 4 replies
    NBC News Meet the Press ^ | Sunday, February 22, 2015 | Richard Engel
    NBC's Chief foreign correspondent reports on the deteriorating situation as ISIS gains ground in Libya.(Click source link for video report taking down Obama/Hillary's Libya fiasco.)
  • JW Forces Obama Admin to Release Pentagon Benghazi Attack Documents

    02/22/2015 5:48:26 AM PST · by blueyon · 18 replies
    RightSideNews ^ | 2/21/15 | Tom Fitton
    U.S. Africa Command records – heavily blacked out – show military gathered forces to support “anti-terrorist” actions in Benghazi day after attack Obama was AWOL Stevens Died Obama Lied(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that the Obama administration finally turned over hundreds of pages of documents about the military response to the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. Special Mission Compound and other facilities in Benghazi. The documents, which are heavily blacked out (redacted), confirm that the U.S. Military, through its U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) drafted orders for a military response to the attack, specifically “to protect...
  • Judicial Watch Forces Obama Administration to Release Pentagon Benghazi Attack Documents

    02/19/2015 5:21:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 19, 2015
    U.S. Africa Command records – heavily blacked out – show military gathered forces to support “anti-terrorist” actions in Benghazi day after attack (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that the Obama administration finally turned over hundreds of pages of documents about the military response to the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. Special Mission Compound and other facilities in Benghazi. The documents, which are heavily blacked out (redacted), confirm that the U.S. Military, through its U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) drafted orders for a military response to the attack, specifically “to protect vital naval and national assets.”...
  • PENTAGON REFUSES TO BACK EGYPTIAN BOMBING OF ISIS IN LIBYA AFTER CHRISTIAN SLAUGHTER

    02/19/2015 10:34:49 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 19, 2015 | By Edwin Mora
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration refuses to back Egypt’s attacks against the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL), which were launched after the jihadist group savagely beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians. On Wednesday, a reporter asked Rear Adm. John Kirby, the outgoing Pentagon press secretary, “Do you support Egypt’s right to bomb ISIS targets in the wake of the Christian Coptics being killed?” “We aren’t taking a position here in the Pentagon on these recent strikes by Egypt…we weren’t notified ahead of time. We didn’t participate or support them in any way, and we’re not taking a position on it,” said the press...
  • Egypt strikes back, but how far will ISIS fight go?

    02/18/2015 8:29:24 PM PST · by Randall_S · 10 replies
    Voice of the Copts ^ | February 18, 2015 | Eman El-Shenawi
    Vowing to “avenge Egyptian blood,” Egypt’s military forces on Monday unleashed abrupt-yet-foreseeable airstrikes on ISIS targets in Libya. The early-morning bombing came as a rapid response to ISIS’ release of a gruesome video showing the execution of 21 Coptic Christian hostages, who had reportedly been held hostage since January. Egypt is currently not part of the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition striking militant targets in Iraq and Syria since August 2014, but events in Libya and a militant insurgency in the Sinai may force President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to ramp up his plan of action. Is Egypt’s aerial campaign a quick, jabbing...
  • Libyan ambassador: International pullout after fall of Qaddafi allowed ISIS to 'get strong'

    02/17/2015 10:42:10 AM PST · by McGruff · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2015
    The international community’s loss of interest in Libya after the fall of former ruler Muammar Qaddafi created the vacuum that allowed ISIS “to get strong,” its ambassador to the United Nations told Fox News Tuesday, following the release of an ISIS video in which 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians were beheaded on Libyan beaches. But in the meantime, the “most important thing right now is to lift the arms embargo on Libya so that the national army has the means to battle Daesh (the Arabic name for ISIS/Islamic State),” Dabbashi told Fox News.
  • BREAKING: Libyan Terrorists Take Dozens of Egyptians Hostage as Revenge for Airstrikes

    02/17/2015 10:20:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 77 replies
    www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 9:06 AM | Jim Hoft
    Thirty-five Egyptian workers were rounded up by terrorists after the Egyptian airstrikes. The Libya Herald reported: There are reports that at least 35 Egyptians have been kidnapped in what appears to be a round-up at various locations in areas controlled by Ansar Al-Sharia and IS. The Libya Herald has been told that starting this morning, in the wake of the attack on Derna by warplanes from Egypt, Egyptian nationals, many of them it seems farm workers, have been picked up by gunmen. The first reports were that seven men had been seized, but by mid-afternoon, it was being said that...
  • Obama Admin. Spokeswoman Says This Is the Key to Defeating Islamic State

    02/17/2015 7:10:59 AM PST · by lowbridge · 88 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | february 16, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    The U.S. can’t defeat the Islamic State by “killing them,” State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Monday night. “We’re killing a lot of them, and we’re going to keep killing more of them. So are the Egyptians, so are the Jordanians. They’re in this fight with us. But we cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war,” Harf said. Instead, she said the U.S. needs to focus on the “medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups,” such as...
  • Islamic State's mass beheadings could draw West back into Libya

    02/16/2015 5:26:53 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Feb 16, 2015 | Laura King
    For nearly four years, the West has largely stayed on the sidelines as Libya descended into post-revolution chaos. Now the bloody beheadings of a group of Egyptian Christians at the hands of Islamic State could draw the international community back into the densely complex tangle of fighting in the oil-rich North African nation.Egypt, seeking retribution for the cruelly cinematic execution of 21 Coptic men who had gone to Libya to work as laborers, carried out at least two waves of airstrikes Monday in neighboring Libya. The warplanes targeted what Egypt said were training camps and weapons caches belonging to a...
  • Egyptian planes pound ISIS in Libya in revenge for mass beheadings of Christians

    02/16/2015 4:58:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    Egyptian warplanes struck hard at ISIS militants in neighboring Libya, killing as many as 64 militants and destroying the Islamist terror group's training camps and weapons caches a day after a sickening video surfaced showing black-clad jihadists beheading 21 Coptic Christians. The strikes came in two waves after Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi went on national television in the world's most populous Arab nation and vowed revenge was coming. The address was followed by the airing of military video showing the planes taking off for the mission and an Armed Forces General Command statement saying the strikes were "to avenge...
  • No mention of ‘Christians’ anywhere in Obama’s White House statement on beach beheadings

    02/16/2015 10:42:22 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 68 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | February 16, 2015 | Joe Saunders
    The 21 men beheaded on a Mediterranean beach in a video released by Islamist savages Sunday were killed because of their Coptic Christian faith, by men who proclaimed the reason for the murders before the whole world. And the White House won’t say the word. Christian beheading victims are marched to the beach in Libya to be murdered by Islamist militants on Sunday. (Daily Mail photo) “The United States condemns the despicable and cowardly murder of 21 Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated terrorists,” a statement issued by the White House said.“ISIL’s barbarity knows no bounds.  It is unconstrained by...
  • Jordan Gives Prison Term for Criticism on Facebook

    02/16/2015 6:52:06 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    ny times ^ | 2-15-2015 | RANA F. SWEIS
    AMMAN, Jordan — The deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan was sentenced on Sunday to 18 months in prison for criticizing the United Arab Emirates in a Facebook post. The state security court, a special body that has jurisdiction over Jordan’s internal and external threats, found the Brotherhood leader, Zaki Bani Rushaid, guilty of “acts harmful to the country’s relations with a friendly nation.” On his personal Facebook page, Mr. Bani Rushaid wrote on Nov. 17 that the Emirates, an important ally of Jordan and one of several countries in the region, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, that...
  • Libya and Egypt launch air strikes against Isis after militants post beheadings video

    02/16/2015 5:39:14 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/16/15
    President Sisi had vowed to ‘avenge the criminal killings’ after release of video purporting to show killing of 21 Christians, believed to be kidnapped Egyptians Egypt reported that its war planes had struck Isis targets in Libya, shortly after President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi vowed revenge for the release by Isis-affiliated militants of a video of a mass killing of Christians. A spokesman for the Armed Forces General Command announced the strikes on state radio Monday, marking the first time Cairo had publicly acknowledged taking military action in neighbouring Libya. The statement said the warplanes targeted weapons caches and training camps...
  • 64 ISIS Members Killed As Egypt Launches First Foreign Strikes In 24 Years

    02/16/2015 6:43:55 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Sixty-four Islamic State fighters have been killed and dozens wounded in Egyptian-Libyan military airstrikes on Libya, announced the spokesperson of the Libyan military, reported Al-Ahram. The airstrikes, Egypt’s first foreign strikes since the Gulf War in 1991, come after ISIS released a video depicting the decapitation of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians that had been abducted in Libya. According to Egypt’s military, the airstrikes were carried out in coordination with Libyan officials and targeted multiple ISIS locations, including weapons storage facilities, training points and buildings housing militants.
  • Pope Francis Denounces ISIS Slaughter: "Their Blood Confesses Christ"

    02/16/2015 7:12:05 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    This morning, Pope Francis condemned the brutal slaying of 21 Coptic Christians perpetrated by ISIS in Libya over the weekend, proclaiming them martyrs killed out of hatred of their Christian faith.
  • After Beheading Coptic Christians, Islamists Say They Will ‘Conquer Rome’ Next

    02/16/2015 6:19:01 AM PST · by marshmallow · 70 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 2/16/15 | Staff Reporter
    Militants declaring loyalty to Islamic State in Libya single out Rome as a targetIslamist militants claiming loyalty to ISIS have released a video appearing to show the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians who were taken hostage in Libya several weeks ago. The video shows men apparently being beheaded after being forced to kneel next to the Mediterranean Sea. A militant says they are sending a message “from the south of Rome”. At the end of the footage the same English-speaking fighter raises his knife to the water and says ISIS would “conquer Rome”. This morning Egypt and the Libyan government...
  • Egypt 'bombs IS [ISIS] in Libya' after beheadings video

    02/15/2015 10:37:51 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 146 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 February 2015 Last updated at 06:34 GMT | BBC
    Egypt says it has bombed Islamic State targets in Libya, hours after the group published video showing the apparent beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians. State TV said the dawn strikes had targeted camps, training sites and weapons storage areas. Earlier, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt had the "right to respond" against IS. A video emerged on Sunday showing a group wearing orange overalls being forced to the ground and decapitated. IS militants claim to have carried out several attacks in Libya, which is in effect without a government. "Egypt reserves the right to respond at the proper time and...
  • Egypt poised for Libya evacuations as Isis hostage photos emerge (21 Christians in orange jumpsuits)

    02/14/2015 6:46:50 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 13, 2015 | Chris Stephen and Jared Malsin in Cairo
    Egypt has offered to evacuate thousands of its citizens from Libya after Islamic State (Isis) released pictures showing 21 kidnapped Egyptian Christians paraded in orange jumpsuits. Egypt said it had no choice but take urgent measures on Friday with Isis expanding fast across Libya, its war-stricken neighbour. “We are helping them,” Cairo’s foreign ministry spokesman, Badr Abdelatty, said. “If they would like to come back from Libya, we are facilitating their return to their home country.” The Coptic Christian guest workers were kidnapped in Sirte, on Libya’s coast, by Isis units based there in two operations in December and January....
  • Ansar al Sharia Libya leader met with Osama bin Laden, followed his 'methodology'

    02/12/2015 11:09:32 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    longwarjournal.org ^ | February 11, 2015 | Thomas Joscelyn
    Harith al Nadhari recorded an audio eulogy for Mohammed al Zahawi, the leader of Ansar al Sharia Libya, shortly before his own death. Shortly before his own death in a US airstrike on Jan. 31, Harith al Nadhari, a senior sharia official in Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), recorded an audio eulogy for another slain jihadist, Mohammed al Zahawi. Ansar al Sharia Libya confirmed earlier in the month that Zahawi, the group's leader, had died of wounds he suffered while fighting in Benghazi. And Nadhari wanted to make it clear that al Qaeda considered Zahawi to be...
  • Benghazi Committee’s Democrats and Republicans Want to Question Hillary Clinton

    02/07/2015 6:41:11 PM PST · by upchuck · 32 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | Feb 6, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    The House Select Committee on Benghazi announced that both Democrats and Republicans want to schedule the appearance of Hillary Clinton “as soon as possible.” But first, says Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., the State Department must provide documents originally subpoenaed in 2013 so the materials can be reviewed in order to “constructively ask questions of Secretary Clinton.” Among the materials sought: documents related to the State Department’s Accountability Review Board investigation and other relevant emails and documents in the possession of the State Department. For the first time, the committee has also disclosed a partial list of executive branch, military, intelligence...
  • Rice: US not facing 'existential' threats

    02/06/2015 3:10:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2015 | Kristina Wong
    Susan Rice pushed back on critics of President Obama's foreign policy Friday as she unveiled the White House’s new national security strategy. Rice, the White House's national security adviser, said in a speech at the Brookings Institution that the nation is “stronger than we have been in a very long time” despite the bitter debates raging in Washington. “Too often, what's missing here in Washington is a sense of perspective. Yes, there is a lot going on. Still, while the dangers we face may be more numerous and varied, they are not of the existential nature we confronted during World...
  • The Only Thing Some Democrats Like About The Benghazi Select Committee: Trey Gowdy

    02/04/2015 6:37:17 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    thecherrycreeknews.com ^ | January 28, 2015
    Democrats have harshly criticized the Benghazi select committee, calling it a political sideshow and questioning Republican motives behind the effort. But what some key Democrats aren’t questioning is the man who will lead the committee, Rep. Trey Gowdy. While Gowdy is decidedly partisan and one of the most vocal critics of the Obama administration regarding its response to Benghazi, he has built up an enormous amount of goodwill among some of his Democratic colleagues, particularly those he’s worked with on the Judiciary and Oversight committees. On the record and in private, Democrats praise Gowdy as fair and forthright. “I would...
  • The Obama Administration Is Setting up a Bloodbath in Egypt

    07/09/2012 3:56:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/9/12 | David P. Goldman
    Egypt has enough foreign exchange on hand to cover six weeks’ of its imports (US$7.8 billion in liquid reserves, against a $5.5 billion monthly import bill). It would have run out of cash in June except for emergency loans from Saudi Arabia, which backs the Egyptian military but abhors the Muslim Brotherhood, whose candidate Mohammed Morsi won Egypt’s presidential election last month. Total reserves are listed at $15 billion, but this includes gold, International Monetary Fund (IMF) drawing rights and other non-liquid items. The economic context is necessary to make sense of Egypt’s politics: it points to an important conclusion,...
  • Obama’s Secret $8 Billion Bribe To The Muslim Brotherhood

    07/19/2013 10:25:51 AM PDT · by Jayster · 54 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | 07/18/2013 | KRIS ZANE
    According to Arabic News Channel TV14 and reported on by Egypt Daily News, Obama’s relationship with recently deposed Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi goes far deeper than mere support as a democratically elected President. Per TV14, Obama conducted secret negotiations with Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood outside of normal diplomatic channels. According to sources cited by TV14, Obama secretly transferred eight billion dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood—not the Egyptian government—as payment to guarantee that a large portion of the Sinai Peninsula be turned over to the terrorist organization Hamas, an avowed enemy of both the United States and Israel.
  • House Benghazi committee to review secret Hillary tapes on Libya

    02/02/2015 4:58:20 PM PST · by upchuck · 39 replies
    Wash Times ^ | Updated: 7:29 p.m. on Monday, February 2, 2015 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    The chairman of a special House committee created to investigate the 2012 Benghazi tragedy on Monday instructed his staff to review secretly recorded tapes and intelligence reports that detail Hillary Rodham Clinton’s role in advocating and executing the war in Libya, opening the door for a possible expansion of his probe. Rep. Trey Gowdy’s decision to seek a review of the materials, first highlighted in a series of Washington Times stories last week, carries consequences for the 2016 election in which Mrs. Clinton is expected to seek the presidency. It could also move the committee to examine the strained relationship...
  • Secret Benghazi report reveals Hillary’s Libya war push armed al Qaeda-tied terrorists

    02/02/2015 8:52:31 AM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 1, 2015 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    Libyan officials were deeply concerned in 2011, as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was trying to remove Moammar Gadhafi from power, that weapons were being funneled to NATO-backed rebels with ties to al Qaeda, fearing that well-armed insurgents could create a safe haven for terrorists .. The reports included a 16-page list of weapons . ... the Qataris, they are doing this with every country, with every country,” Mr. Gadhafi said. “This is their plan, I mean in public. This is their own agenda. I mean, it’s not something hidden, ... A lot of jihadists that had been locked...
  • We Came, We Saw, He Died

    01/31/2015 10:12:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/31/15 | Jim O'Neill
    It really breaks your heart when you see trust that is so cynically manipulated “We came, we saw, he died.”—Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laughingly gloating over the death of Muammar Gaddafi (1942-2011) Clinton was in Tripoli earlier this week for talks with leaders of Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC). [A] reporter asked if [Clinton thought] Qaddafi’s death had anything to do with her surprise visit to show support for the Libyan people. “No,” she replied, before rolling her eyes and saying “I’m sure it did” with a chuckle. —Corbett Daly, “CBS News” 10/20/11 “... there was a distortion...
  • Exclusive: Secret tapes undermine Hillary Clinton on Libyan war

    01/29/2015 10:02:48 AM PST · by wtd · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | By Jeffrey Scott Shapiro and Kelly Riddell
    Exclusive: Secret tapes undermine Hillary Clinton on Libyan warJoint Chiefs, key lawmaker held own talks with Moammar Gadhafi regime First of three parts Top Pentagon officials and a senior Democrat in Congress so distrusted Secretary of State ...
  • ISIL’s Rise in Libya

    01/30/2015 12:16:52 PM PST · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 29 January 2015 | Christopher Stephen
    The Islamic State announced its arrival in Libya in brutal fashion this week with the slaying of an American contractor in a suicide attack on a Tripoli hotel, an act that will make it harder for Washington to continue ignoring the conflict and chaos raging in this North African country. Until now the United States and the European Great Powers have been content to look the other way as Libya had descended into violence and anarchy. Four years ago, NATO bombed the rebels to victory in their war against Muammar Qadhafi, then packed its bags and left the country to...
  • Hillary Clinton agrees to testify on Benghazi panel's ranking Dem says.

    01/30/2015 8:14:50 AM PST · by Din Maker · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 28, 2015 | Dylan Stableford
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has agreed to testify before the House Select Committee investigating the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, CNN reports. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the panel’s Democratic ranking member, told CNN Tuesday that Clinton had agreed to testify before the committee late last year. “The chairman asked me back in September to inquire as to whether Secretary Clinton would testify,” Cummings said. “She immediately said she would and that she wanted to come in December, but if December did not work, she would come in January. She said, ‘I’ll do it,...
  • Explosive New Tapes on Hillary and Libya Proves Incompetence of Secretary of State

    01/30/2015 4:39:27 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 73 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/29/2015 | Steven Ahle
    Top Pentagon officials and a Denis Kucinich do distrusted Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, they opened their own dialogue with the Libyan regime. Their communications with the Gadhafi regime was an effort to avoid war. Tapes of conversations between them and the Gadhafi regime were found in Tripoli. The authenticity of the tapes have been verified by the participants on the tapes reveal confidential conversations with Gadhafi’s son and another top official in Libya. The tapes have been reviewed by the Washington Times. The tapes show that in unfiltered conversations with top Libyan leaders, that criticisms of Hillary were...
  • Exclusive: Secret tapes undermine Hillary Clinton on Libyan war

    01/30/2015 3:45:40 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2015 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro and Kelly Riddell
    Top Pentagon officials and a senior Democrat in Congress so distrusted Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2011 march to war in Libya that they opened their own diplomatic channels with the Gadhafi regime in an effort to halt the escalating crisis, according to secret audio recordings recovered from Tripoli. The tapes, reviewed by The Washington Times and authenticated by the participants, chronicle U.S. officials’ unfiltered conversations with Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s son and a top Libyan leader, including criticisms that Mrs. Clinton had developed tunnel vision and led the U.S. into an unnecessary war without adequately weighing the intelligence community’s...