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  • Was this Obama's Jimmy Carter moment? President's woeful debate compared to 1980 TV disaster

    10/04/2012 8:23:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 4, 2012 | Toby Harnden In Denver and Hugo Gye
    Was this Obama's Jimmy Carter moment? President's woeful debate compared to 1980 TV disaster that handed Reagan victory Barack Obama has been savaged over his performance in last night's presidential debate, with one commentator even suggesting that he was less effective than the hapless Jimmy Carter. Even those who have been the President's most enthusiastic cheerleaders in the past lined up to denounce the evening as a 'disaster' for Mr Obama, and worried that Mitt Romney's resounding win would allow him to turn around his struggling campaign. Prominent Obama fans denounced the President as 'off his game', saying the debate...
  • Video of Stevens Murder: What Really Happened

    09/21/2012 12:05:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 137 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/9/12 | Elad Benari
    A video released over the weekend, which some news outlets claimed had showed Libyan men trying to save U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens as his body is recovered from the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, has turned out to show the opposite. Arutz Sheva posted a report on the video with the translation given by prominent news sources, but raised immediate doubts as to the authenticity of its interpretation, which have now been shown to be well founded. According to an alternative translation provided to Alex Jones' Infowars by a native Arabic speaker, there is no evidence whatsoever that the men in...
  • Video: Obama now ducking questions on security failures at Benghazi consulate

    09/20/2012 9:57:34 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 4:01 pm on September 20, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Via BuzzFeed, simple question from the Univision moderators: Why wasn’t your administration better prepared to secure America’s embassies on September 11th? The response, true to form, is nearly six minutes of meandering about how it’s important to stay engaged in the Middle East, how the Mohammed movie is “offensive” but shouldn’t be a pretext for violence, how he’s decimated Al Qaeda’s leadership, etc etc etc — everything except an answer to the question that was asked. The closest he gets is insisting that they redoubled their security efforts afterward, which is super but not much of a consolation to Chris...
  • Evolution of administration statements on Libya attack

    09/20/2012 12:34:04 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 16 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 20, 2012 | unattributed
    The Obama administration's account of what may have happened in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi last week has evolved by the day. At first, officials were reluctant to say whether the strike that killed four Americans including the U.S. ambassador to Libya was premeditated. Top-ranking officials ranging from White House Press Secretary Jay Carney to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice subsequently gave briefings and went on television to claim they had no evidence the strike was pre-planned. Carney and others then began to open the door to other possibilities, as accounts emerged that there...
  • In Libya, deadly fury took U.S. envoys by surprise

    09/20/2012 10:14:48 AM PDT · by barryobi · 17 replies
    al reuters ^ | 9/12/2012 | Hadeel Al Shalchi
    Though Libya's deputy interior minister described the locating of the safe house as a "critical security breach," the attack may not have been planned for long in advance. The assailants would have had some hours to follow the fleeing Americans and set up an ambush after the consulate attack. "It began to rain down on us," Obeidi said just as the rescue force was preparing to leave. "About six mortars fell directly on the path to the villa," he said. One American fell wounded by him. A mortar struck the building itself, throwing from the roof another American posted there...
  • CBS: Witnesses Say There Was Never An Anti-American Protest In Benghazi, Just An Attack

    09/20/2012 10:23:21 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 73 replies
    CBS News/YouTube ^ | 9/20/12 | CBS News
    9/20/12: CBS News reports that in Benghazi there was never an Anti-American protest at the American Consulate, just an attack
  • Libyan President: Attack Premeditated, Al-Qaeda Involved, US Warned Beforehand

    09/18/2012 7:54:47 PM PDT · by Justaham · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/18/12 | AWR Hawkins
    Libya's highest politician says the United States government was warned about a pending attack on its diplomatic staff three days before it took place. Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif says his government received word of the pending attack and passed that information to US diplomatic officials no later than 48 hours before the attack.
  • Report: Never an Anti-American Protest in Benghazi, Only a Planned Attack (CBS Video Report)

    09/20/2012 8:43:06 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 71 replies
    Weekly Standard. ^ | 8:48 AM, Sep 20, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    CBS reports this morning that witnesses are saying "that there was never an anti-American protest outside of the consulate [in Benghazi, Libya]. Instead, they say, it came under planned attack. That is in direct contradiction to the administration's account of the incident."
  • Obama Incompetence in Mid-East Rivals Carter’s in Iran

    09/20/2012 9:13:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2012 | Bob Barr
    Despite repeated, self-serving claims by Obama officials that the Administration did everything it could to head off and then respond appropriately to the violence against American facilities in Libya and Egypt last week, their blunders in policy, intelligence and security illustrates an incompetence every bit as profound as exhibited by the administration of Jimmy Carter in Iran 33 years ago. It appears nothing has been learned in more than three decades; despite significant gains in technology available to the U.S. government during those intervening years. In 1979, the Carter Administration precipitously abandoned the Shah of Iran, Washington’s long-time and loyal...
  • The Libyan Scandal Deepens

    09/15/2012 11:48:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    PowerLine ^ | September 13, 2012 | John Hindraker
    <p>According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and “lockdown”, under which movement is severely restricted.</p>
  • Pay No Attention to the Burning Flags, Stormed Consulates, and Dead Americans . . .

    09/15/2012 8:57:47 AM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 14, 2012 2:09 P.M. | By Victor Davis Hanson
    One of the ways of understanding the strange nonchalant response of the administration to prior warnings of trouble in the Arab Spring countries, and its contextualization of the violence on the anniversary of 9/11, is its belief that it is somehow separated from the object of the violence. Raging crowds and Islamic wrath could not possibly be connected to the enlightened Obama administration given the three years of laborious Muslim outreach and the long-ago departure of George Bush. So we are to think away all those burning flags, stormed consulates, and dead Americans, and instead remember that the violence “is...
  • Obama Will Continue to Skip Intelligence Briefings Unless Jay-Z Raps Them!

    09/15/2012 9:16:47 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-15-2012 | MOTUS
    Here’s everything we know so far, and everything we’re likely to know for the foreseeable future as the State Department has announced a “no further questions” policy. Not that the MSM would ask any questions likely to embarrass Big Guy anyway. Lessons learned: 1. It’s wrong to politicize lethal attacks on our embassies if you’re running against Big Guy. 2. The best way not to politicize this is to keep calm and carry on as if nothing happened; i.e., continue to skip daily intelligence meetings and attend all previously scheduled fundraisers. 3. This “volatile situation” in the Mid-East is not...
  • Empty Chair ad? "Mr. President I am here to give you the National security briefing...

    09/15/2012 8:58:05 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 18 replies
    [pic of Obama laughing with celebrity, morphing to an empty Oval Office] "Mr. President I am here to give you the National security briefing on Iran's nuclear program, Syria, Afghanistan, North Korea, Egypt and Libya. Mr. President? Mr. President? Mr. President, where are you?"
  • AL QAEDA FLAG FLIES OVER U.S. EMBASSY IN TUNISIA

    09/14/2012 4:42:03 PM PDT · by lasereye · 74 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 14, 2012 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Someone had better roust Barack Obama from whatever fundraiser he is attending at the moment and let him know there is a crisis going on. The State Department is belatedly trying to secure our embassies and consulates around the world; in the meantime, rioters swarmed over the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia, tore down the American flag and replaced it with the black flag of al Qaeda.
  • Obama Got His 3 a.m. Call. He Decided To Sleep Through It.

    09/12/2012 5:48:45 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 14 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 09/12/2012 | Ace
    Drudge highlights part of the story that the LA Times, of course, does not. The president was updated throughout the evening, and notified late Tuesday that Stevens was unaccounted for. Obama learned Wednesday that Stevens was confirmed dead Wednesday morning, the official said. Man needs his rest. He's in Vegas right now. You can't do Vegas right if you're short of sleep. By the way, the media is all dutifully reporting the Obama line: That while he is jetting his ass off to Las Vegas, "it's not a day of politics as usual" (via Mark Knoller) and that his Political...
  • GOP pins Jimmy Carter on Barack Obama

    09/13/2012 5:14:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    GOP pins Jimmy Carter on Barack Obama By: Glenn Thrush September 13, 2012 06:39 PM EDT When the going gets tough, Republicans get Jimmy Carter. Republicans and their surrogates spent much of Thursday pinning the Carter kick-me sign on Barack Obama, portraying the current commander-in-chief as a Carter-esque wimp unwilling to challenge Islamist militants raging outside U.S. consular buildings in Libya, Yemen and Cairo. Crazy-gluing the 44th president to the 39th has been a favorite Republican pastime for years. Carter is the brand name for fecklessness, indecision and weakness in the Oval Office. But up until now Mitt Romney, running...
  • No Marines for Libyan Ambassador, Full Security Detail for Valerie Jarrett Vacation

    09/14/2012 8:31:23 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Sep 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Ambassador Chris Stevens did not have a Marine detail in Benghazi, Libya. But White House Senior Advisor and Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett has a full Secret Service detail on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, according to Democratic pollster Pat Caddell.That’s the pathetic foreign policy of the Obama administration, says Caddell today in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News. “Jarrett seems to have a 24 hour, around the clock detail, with five or six agents full time,” Caddell explains. “The media has been completely uninterested. We don’t provide security for our ambassador in Libya, but she needs a full Secret Service security...
  • An act of war, not 'senseless violence' [Newt on Obama and Jihad]

    09/14/2012 3:04:09 PM PDT · by JediJones · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/13/12 | Newt Gingrich
    [Obama and Clinton] again perpetuated the kind of intellectual dishonesty that cripples the U.S. response to radical Islamists. This concept of “senseless violence” is at the heart of the left’s refusal to confront the reality of radical Islamists. These are not acts of senseless violence. These are acts of war. Our ambassador to Libya and three other Americans...are combat casualties... ...the president is so committed to a leftist worldview that he cannot allow himself to face these facts. It is inconceivable that there just happened to be attacks in Egypt and Libya on Sept. 11. Yet...it had clearly not occurred...
  • US-commanded MFO in Sinai under attack -- dead reported in compound

    09/14/2012 3:13:05 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 44 replies
    Caroline Glick ^ | September 14, 2012 | Caroline Glick
    Israel media - Channel 2 - just reported that the US-commanded Multi-National Force Observors headquarters in the Sinai is under assault. Salafists laid seige to the building this afternoon and some 50 armed men stormed it. There is fighting going on in the building and there are dead inside. The MFO is the force that was established under the Israel-Egypt peace treaty. It is charged with guaranteeing the demilitarization of the Sinai. The MFO has two bases. I believe that the one under attack is in northern Sinai, built on an old Israeli Air Force base. The MFO has come...
  • America's Feckless Leader Apologizes AGAIN

    09/14/2012 2:28:57 PM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 4 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 09-14-12 | J.D. Longstreet
    The assault on US consulates/embassies in Cairo, Egypt and in Benghazi, Libya recently puts the lie to the claims that Islamic nations can exist as democratic nations that contribute something to the rest of the world -- something other than war and bloodshed. The whole thing smacks of Jimmy Carter and the US embassy take over in Tehran. I had one flashback after the other as I watched the stories flooding out of Libya. And why not? The causation is the same -- incompetence by the then -- and current -- presidential administration of the United States. Obama looked and...