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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...
  • Caroline Glick: The reign of imagination (US Foreign Policy and Islam)

    09/14/2012 11:01:57 AM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/13/2012 | Caroline Glick
    ...With President Barack Obama’s inauguration, the imaginary world inhabited by the American foreign policy elite shifted again. Obama and his advisers agree that jihadist Islam is the predominant force in the Muslim world. But in their imaginary world, jihadist Islam is a good thing for America. Hence, Turkish Prime Minister Recip Erdogan is Obama’s closest confidante in the Middle East despite his transformation of Turkey from a pro- Western secular republic into a pro-Iranian Islamic republic in which secularists are jailed without trial for years on end. Hence Israel – the first target of jihadist Islam’s bid for global supremacy...
  • Reap the Whirlwind

    09/14/2012 1:37:09 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 22 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-14 09:50:48 | drrobertowens
    In 1219 the Shah of the Islamic Khwarezmid Empire (present day Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan), Ala ad-Din Muhammad had the ambassadors of Genghis Khan killed.  This affront to diplomatic convention led to a devastating invasion and the total destruction of the Khwarezmid Empire.No-one would advocate the slash and burn/take no prisoner response of the Mongols in the thirteenth century.  However, to allow the first murder of an American ambassador since the Carter debacle to go unanswered is beyond the pale of poor leadership straying towards the realm of either complete ineptitude or dereliction of duty.President Obama reminds us at every...
  • Breaking: Libyan Official Confirms Benghazi Assault a Pre-Planned Militant Attack Timed for 9-11

    09/14/2012 11:19:27 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 46 replies
    pj media ^ | 9-14-12
    Breaking: Libyan Official Confirms Benghazi Assault a Pre-Planned Militant Attack Timed for 9-11 The film blamed for the riots: far less relevant to the attacks than the date on which they occurred. A senior security official says the attack that killed four Americans in Libya, including the U.S. ambassador, was an organized two-part operation by heavily armed militants that included a precisely timed raid on a supposedly secret safe house just as Libyan and U.S. security forces were arriving to rescue evacuated consulate staff. Wanis al-Sharef, eastern Libya’s deputy interior minister, said on Thursday the attacks were suspected to have...
  • Inside the US consulate in Benghazi: material and human damage laid bare

    09/13/2012 6:45:11 PM PDT · by plain talk · 32 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | sept 13, 2012 | Chris Stephen
    The bullet holes, smashed masonry and blood on the walls of the burned-out consulate on the southern outskirts of Benghazi are testament to the gun battle that raged through the building, claiming four lives including that of the US ambassador, Chris Stevens. As the owners of the damaged building and the accommodation block a mile down the road took the Guardian on a tour of the sites on Thursday, reports that the attack was the work of an isolated group seemed to be at odds with the physical evidence and what their staff had told them. "Better security would not...
  • Hip-hop president squees over Beyoncé and Jay-Z as embassies burn

    09/14/2012 8:45:35 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 5 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 09/14/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    @BarackObama: Beyoncé and Jay-Z are hosting the President in New York—your chance for two spots on the guest list ends at midnight: OFA.BO/X4goCa Oh no he di’n't! Four Americans were murdered in Libya, American embassies are under assault and German and British embassies in the Sudan are now under siege by Islamist mobs. Meanwhile, our celebrity preezy of the United Steezy skips intel briefings and keeps his laser-like focus set on rubbing elbows with Jay-Z and Beyoncé.
  • Unreal: On Day Following Libya Assassinations, Obama Skips Another Intel Briefing

    09/13/2012 7:40:10 PM PDT · by massmike · 59 replies
    How long had it been since President Obama attended his daily intelligence meeting in the lead-up to the Sept. 11 attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Egypt and Libya? After all, our adversaries are known to use the anniversary of 9/11 to target the United States. According to the public schedule of the president, the last time the Obama attended his daily intelligence meeting was Sept. 5 — a week before Islamist radicals stormed our embassy in Cairo and terrorists killed our ambassador to Tripoli. The president was scheduled to hold the intelligence meeting at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, the day...
  • For Barack Obama, Muslims can do no wrong

    09/14/2012 12:01:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Kate Obenshain
    On 9/11, in response to an anti-Islam video that went viral on YouTube last week, Obama's Egyptian embassy released a statement deploring “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.” This is beyond imagination: On 9/11, the anniversary of the attacks by radical Islamists on our nation, Islamic protestors compromised the U.S. embassy in Cairo, tearing the American flag to shreds to cries of “We are Usama!” and the Obama administration responds that our concern needs to be the “hurt feelings” of Muslims. The...
  • Mark Steyn on Obama's Las Vegas 'performance': 'Every American should be ashamed of their president'

    09/14/2012 6:44:22 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 14, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show Thursday night, National Review columnist Mark Steyn, author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” said President Barack Obama gave an embarrassing performance Wednesday during his campaign swing through Las Vegas, Nev., in the wake of attacks on U.S. diplomatic stations in Libya and Egypt. “I thought that thing last night with the president saying he had ‘a tough day’ and comparing the dead Americans in Libya to campaign supporters, which he did — I thought was one of the most disgraceful, inept and embarrassing performances by a head of state or government that I...
  • Obama's Middle East Policy Is in Ruins (Germans GET IT)

    09/14/2012 7:14:23 AM PDT · by barryobi · 71 replies
    der spiegel ^ | 9/14/2012 | ds
    Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung "The murder of an ambassador in Libya and the attacks on US diplomatic missions in other Arab countries is sure to strengthen the skepticism that more than a few Americans feel toward Muslims and the political changes brought by the Arab revolutions. The deeply held American belief that all you have to do is liberate people from serfdom and dictatorship, and then democracy and a market economy will develop more or less on their own, burned to ash in the trial by fire of Iraq. A fact that academics and historically informed diplomats have always known can...
  • September Surprise (Oliver North on Libya & Egypt)

    09/13/2012 5:50:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 14, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — The storming of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the brutal murders of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, produced chaos this week in the so-called mainstream media. Instead of asking about how the heck this could happen in the aftermath of the Obama administration's Arab Spring euphoria, "reporters" started looking for scapegoats. The potentates of the press first focused their ire on something few of them even had seen — a puerile Internet video titled "Innocence of Muslims" — and then they turned their guns on Republican presidential...
  • Revealed: inside story of US envoy's assassination

    09/13/2012 5:20:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 128 replies
    Independent/UK/Drudge (link only) ^ | 9/13/12 | Kim Sengupta
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/revealed-inside-story-of-us-envoys-assassination-8135797.html
  • DRUDGE BREAKING: U.S. WARNED OF EMBASSY ATTACK BUT DID NOTHING

    09/13/2012 5:00:17 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 117 replies
    Drudge Report
    Breaking on Drudge with Siren: U.S. warned of embassy attack but did nothing
  • Cheney: This is just the “logical outcome of three-and-a-half years of Obama foreign policy”

    09/13/2012 10:06:08 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/13/12 | Erika Johnsen
    I just wanted to take a moment to draw your attention to this particular op-ed, because… dang. Former Bush-administration State Department official Liz Cheney is going straight for the jugular with this one, and it is as damning an account of President Obama’s foreign policy failures as I’ve read.**snip** As Cheney points out, most of President Obama’s dealings on the international stage have been nothing short of a string of groveling apologies and attempts to weaken America and fall back to everybody else’s impuissant level, instead of us telling them what’s up, because apparently we don’t have to “moral authority”...
  • Jimmy Carter Corrects Obama

    09/13/2012 4:39:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept. 13, 2012
    President Carter spoke to Drake University in Des Moines and was asked if he agrees with what Obama said about Egypt: Carter: "Egypt is an ally of the US, we know Egypt well." President Obama had earlier stated during an interview: Obama: 'Ya know, I don’t think that we would consider them an ally, but we do not consider them an enemy. '
  • Libya And Egypt: Obama's Jimmy Carter Moment

    09/13/2012 4:48:52 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | September 13, 2012
    Embassy Attacks: As our Mideast policy once again crashes and burns, the president promises a tough response at a Las Vegas fundraiser and the press coordinates attacks on the candidate who says our emperor has no clothes. If the scenes in Benghazi and Cairo seem eerily familiar, they should. They are similar to the days before our embassy in Tehran was seized in 1979 and held for 444 days, the rotten fruit of a policy that deposed a loyal friend in the name of human rights and instead brought the world a government of, by and for fanatics in Iran...
  • Carter Corrects Obama

    09/13/2012 4:30:35 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 39 replies
    President Carter spoke to Drake University in Des Moines and was asked if he agrees with what Obama said about Egypt: Carter: "Egypt is an ally of the US, we know Egypt well." President Obama had earlier stated during an interview: Obama: 'Ya know, I don’t think that we would consider them an ally, but we do not consider them an enemy. ' Carter went on to Talk about Egypt's new President , Carter says he knows him well and has met with him. Carter said Egypt's president is dedicated to peace and truly a democratic government.
  • Ambassador Steven’s blood is on Obama’s hands

    09/13/2012 4:41:06 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-13-12 | DrJohn
    US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens' fate was determined by Barack Obama. Obama set these events into motion when he decided Moammar Gaddfi had to go. Gaddafi's overthrow resulted in the disappearance of countless weapons, including RPG's and stingers. Hundreds of surface-to-air missiles have gone missing from Libyan arms depots since the fall of the Gaddafi regime, according to reports. Around 480 Russian SA-24 man-portable missiles, along with SA-7s and SA-9s, were said to be missing from a commercial storage unit in Tripoli after being moved from the headquarters of Khamis al-Gaddafi’s 32nd Brigade in the early stages of the...
  • Violent Muslim protests rage, spread to Gaza, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Sudan, ... (10 countries+)

    09/13/2012 2:42:20 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 35 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/13/2012 | Pam Geller
    Outside the US Embassy in Yemen Apparently, the NY Times is smoking the same doobie as the President:"Protests Stir Fears for Arab Spring." What bloody Arab Spring? It's the global jihad, quislings; it's been the global jihad all along. Turmoil Spreads to US Embassy in Yemen New York Times Rage at the embassies: Protests swell [Muslims] inIsrael, Yemen, Iran, Egypt CNN Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen USA TODAY Yemen Protests: Demonstrators Angered By Anti-Islam Film Storm ... Huffington Post Tunisia Casablanca, Morocco The enemedia is twisting itself into ridiculous and embarassing knots to hang it all onto the "youtube"...
  • Obama compares murdered American officials in Libya to his Las Vegas campaign volunteers

    09/13/2012 9:27:47 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 105 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept. 13, 2012 | By Toby Harnden In Washington
    President Barack Obama compared his campaign volunteers to the American officials killed in Libya, saying that 'like them, you guys are Americans who sense that we can do better than we’re doing'. Obama's remarks came during a meeting with volunteer leaders in Las Vegas. 'And obviously [our] hearts are broken for the families but I wanted to encourage those folks at the State Department. that they were making a difference, he said, according to a pool report. 'The sacrifices that our troops and our diplomats make are obviously very different from the challenges that we face here domestically but like...
  • President Obama's Greatest Foreign Policy Failure: Killing bin Laden

    09/13/2012 1:15:37 PM PDT · by mojito · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/13/2012 | Richard Miniter
    ....There are three things wrong with the bin Laden raid that suggest Obama is unsuitable as a wartime president: the planning, the execution and most importantly, the aftermath. Let’s examine those in reverse. Putting publicity ahead of victory. Obama ran to the cameras and raced to tell the world that bin Laden was dead– just hours after his body bobbed beneath the waves in the wake of the USS Carl Vinson. He was anxious for the credit, not realizing that the credit would keep. He forgot about the military advantage of surprise. In his hurry, Obama forgot the two trash...
  • White House: No cutting off Egyptian aid

    09/13/2012 11:12:53 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    politico ^ | 9/13/12 | BYRON TAU
    Despite calls for ending foreign aid to Egypt in the wake of an attack on the U.S. embassy in Cairo, the White House is standing by funding commitments. Asked on Air Force One Thursday if the United States would withhold aid, White House press secretary Jay Carney said simply: "No."
  • Islamists Drag Dead Body of US Ambassador Through the Streets of Benghazi!(Updated) I

    09/13/2012 12:22:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 116 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 8:11 AM | Jim Hoft
    Islamists dragged the dead body of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens from the embassy after he was murdered last night. The radical Islamists attacked the embassy with rocket propelled grenades and machine gun fire.
  • Report: Marines Guarding U.S. Embassy In Cairo Not Allowed To Carry Live Ammunition…

    09/13/2012 12:39:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 13, 2012
    What the ….?Via WFB: U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition, limiting their ability to respond to attacks like those this week on the U.S. consulate in Cairo.Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson “did not permit U.S. Marine guards to carry live ammunition,” according to multiple reports on U.S. Marine Corps blogs spotted by Nightwatch. “She neutralized any U.S. military capability that was dedicated to preserve her life and protect the US Embassy.”U.S. officials have yet to confirm or comment on the reports. Timemagazine’s Battleland blog reported Thursday “Senior...
  • Romney Offends the Pundits

    09/13/2012 8:21:30 AM PDT · by Qbert · 30 replies
    WSJ ^ | September 12, 2012 | WSJ
    Tuesday's assaults on the U.S. Embassies in Benghazi and Cairo have injected foreign policy into the Presidential campaign, but suddenly the parsons of the press corps are offended by the debate. They're upset that Mitt Romney had the gall to criticize the State Department for a statement that the White House itself disavowed. We're referring to the statement issued Tuesday under the headline "U.S. Embassy Condemns Religious Incitement." The statement came in response to Muslim protests against a 13-minute anti-Islamic video making the rounds on YouTube. In response to anger in Egypt at the video, the Embassy in Cairo issued...
  • Obama Echoes Carter On Foreign Policy

    09/13/2012 7:58:23 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sep 13, 2012 | katkov cyon
    From Carter's 1980 Acceptance Speech: "It's a make-believe world, a world of good guys and bad guys, where some politicians shoot first and ask questions later. No hard choices, no sacrifice, no tough decisions--it sounds too good to be true, and it is." http://www.4president.org/speeches/carter1980convention.htm This video shows Obama using an old Carter line.
  • Official: Libyan Security Handed Ambassador Stevens to Attackers

    09/12/2012 6:27:35 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Sep 2012, 3:16 PM PDT | AWR Hawkins
    President Obama claims Libyan security forces fought beside Americans against attackers on Tuesday, but a Libyan official says they gave up consulate personnel to the Islamists who murdered them. Libya's Deputy Interior Minister Wanis al-Sharif says the consulate's security forces moved Ambassador Christopher Stevens and other personnel to a second, safer building once the attacks began. But, he continues, the security forces told the attackers which building Stevens was hiding in, effectively handing him over.
  • WikiLeaks' Julian Assange says US gave 'tacit approval' to embassy attacks

    09/13/2012 6:56:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | September 13, 2012
    Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks declared that the United States had effectively given groups an opening to attack its embassies by supporting the siege of its founder Julian Assange. Assange, an Australian activist who founded WikiLeaks to fight official secrecy by distributing leaked documents, is holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he has been accused of sex crimes. On Tuesday, the US embassy compound in Cairo was invaded by protesters angered by an online film they saw as offensive to Islam, while the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked by armed militants. Four US...
  • Protestors AGAIN Trying To Attack US Embassy In Cairo - LIVE RT FEED

    09/13/2012 7:08:16 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 68 replies
    RT ^ | 9-13-12 | TCRLAF
    The Religion of "Peace" is at it again. Police are responding with teargas to try and disperse the crowd. Of course they are chanting "ALLH AKBAR". Meanwhile, Obama is meeting with Morsi next week, after telling Netanyahu to go to hell. WHAT PART OF HOPEY-CHANGEY were the Embassy attacks? Didn't the Mainstream MEdia tell us that they would LOVE US, if we only elected Obama?
  • Romney slams Obama for statement after Egypt violence [Libya was NOT focus of his statement]

    09/13/2012 7:22:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 12, 2012
    The Obama administration gave "mixed signals" when it failed to issue a timely condemnation of violence against the US embassy in Cairo, White House hopeful Mitt Romney said Wednesday, blaming his election rival for "apologizing" for American values.Duration: 01:05
  • Mark Levin praises Romney response to embassy attacks as very Reaganesque, his “finest hour”

    09/12/2012 4:43:11 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 91 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/12/2012 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin says that Romney’s handling of the embassy attacks are perhaps his finest hour of the campaign, saying that he has handled himself in a very Reaganesque manner. He says Romney sounds like a president while Obama sounds like a drone: