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  • Officers say no ‘stand-down order’ for Benghazi

    07/11/2014 7:49:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 11, 2014 6:11 AM EDT | Bradley Klapper and Donna Cassata
    Military officers testified that there was no “stand-down order” that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Their testimony undercut the contention of Republican lawmakers. The “stand-down” theory centers on a Special Operations team—a detachment leader, a medic, a communications expert and a weapons operator with his foot in a cast—that was stopped from flying from Tripoli to Benghazi after the attacks of Sept. 11-12, 2012, had ended. Instead, it was instructed to help protect and care for those being evacuated...
  • Exclusive--Border Patrol Rep Claims Agents Being Ordered to Stand Down

    10/04/2013 6:38:02 AM PDT · by kimtom · 17 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 3 Oct 2013 | Brandon Darby
    The National Border Patrol Council has come forward to reveal to the American public once again management practices that could be risking the lives of Americans -- and the lives of illegal immigrants. Shawn Moran, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council, spoke exclusively with Breitbart News and claimed that Border Patrol management has begun the practice of ordering Border Patrol Agents to stand down and cease pursuing drug smugglers, human smugglers and traffickers, and illegal aliens. He also warned it could lead to illegal aliens entering the country from nations associated with terrorism. “It doesn’t matter whether it’s...
  • Shutdown Theater: NPS Orders Closure of Park that Receives No Federal Funding

    10/02/2013 9:41:19 AM PDT · by don-o · 72 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 2, 2013 | Lachlan Marka
    The National Park Service has ordered the closure of a Virginia park that sits on federal land, even though the government provides no resources for its maintenance or operation. The Claude Moore Colonial Farm announced on Wednesday that NPS has ordered it to suspend operations until Congress agrees to a deal to fund the federal government. According to Anna Eberly, managing director of the farm, NPS sent law enforcement agents to the park on Tuesday evening to remove staff and volunteers from the property. “You do have to wonder about the wisdom of an organization that would use staff they...
  • Probe launched over claim that elite Capitol Police unit blocked from Navy Yard massacre

    09/18/2013 4:31:58 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 09/18/2013
    The board that oversees the U.S. Capitol Police has opened an investigation into whether a tactical team of officers that was one of the first on the scene during the Washington Navy Yard shooting was ordered to stand down. Several sources confirmed the probe to Fox News. The investigation follows reports that a highly trained and specialized Capitol Police team arrived soon after the shooting started, but was told by a supervisor to leave the scene. The BBC, which first reported on the allegation, quoted a Capitol Police "source" as claiming "lives may have been saved" if the team could...
  • FBI barred from making Benghazi arrests in Libya (Hussein's highest priority)

    09/18/2013 4:39:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/18/13 | Elise Labott
    The Libyan government will not allow the FBI into Benghazi to arrest suspects for last year's deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission, a top State Department official told a House panel on Wednesday. Federal authorities have filed charges against suspects in connection with the September 11 attack on the mission and nearby CIA annex that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. But Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee said they were shocked nobody has been brought to justice. "Not one terrorist perpetrator has been captured or killed, despite the president saying that this was his...
  • Valerie Jarrett Gave Benghazi Stand-Down Order (Possibly)

    08/07/2013 3:47:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 7, 2013 | Editorial
    Scandal: The omnipresent power behind the throne some have called the president's Rasputin had the power to call off three strikes against Osama bin Laden. She may have used that power again the night four Americans died in Benghazi. The Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on our diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, came while America failed to mount a rescue mission despite sufficient time and assets. Included in that disaster were the unaccounted whereabouts of President Obama during eight critical hours, the lack of Situation Room photos, the failure by the president to follow up with subordinates before his trip...
  • BREAKING! Benghazi Bombshell: Valerie Jarrett, Commander in Chief

    08/05/2013 11:31:19 AM PDT · by Mortrey · 109 replies
    Conservative Report Online ^ | August 5 | Chip Jones
    Confidential sources close to Conservative Report have confirmed that Valerie Jarrett was the key decision-maker for the administration, the night of the Benghazi terrorist attack on 9/11/2012.
  • Marine commander (Col George Bristol) says no stand-down order in Benghazi attack

    07/31/2013 6:53:04 PM PDT · by xzins · 173 replies
    UPI.com ^ | Jul 31, 2013 | UPI
    A Marine operations commander told lawmakers Wednesday he gave troops in Libya permission to respond to a September 2012 attack on a U.S. mission in Tripoli. Testifying in closed session before the House Armed Services Committee, Col. George Bristol contradicted claims by some congressional Republicans he had issued a stand-down order following the attack, in which U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stephens and three other Americans were killed, The Hill reported. Bristol, who commanded Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara at the time of the attack, said he gave the Tripoli security team leader, Lt. Col. S.E. Gibson, permission...
  • Second-Guessing Benghazi (Cont.){Dempsey testimony}

    06/14/2013 5:31:03 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    Time ^ | June 14, 2013 | Mark Thompson
    Despite the challenges of Syria, National Security Agency leaks, sexual assaults in the ranks and the fiscal vise of sequestration, the death of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, last Sept. 11 continues to preoccupy some lawmakers. The terror attack killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods. The latest example took place Wednesday before the Senate Budget Committee, generally not viewed as a center of national-security thinking. Nonetheless, if every senator sees herself or himself as a President, he or she also can pretend to be chair(wo)man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It’s the way...
  • Ex-Diplomats Report New Benghazi Whistleblowers with Info Devastating to Clinton and Obama

    05/21/2013 2:02:32 PM PDT · by onyx · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 21st, 2013 - 12:05 am | Roger Simon
    More whistleblowers will emerge shortly in the escalating Benghazi scandal, according to two former U.S. diplomats who spoke with PJ Media Monday afternoon. These whistleblowers, colleagues of the former diplomats, are currently securing legal counsel because they work in areas not fully protected by the Whistleblower law. According to the diplomats, what these whistleblowers will say will be at least as explosive as what we have already learned about the scandal, including details about what really transpired in Benghazi that are potentially devastating to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The former diplomats inform PJM the new revelations concentrate in...
  • Air Force Attack Plane Pilot Says "Load Of Manure" That Jets Could Not Reach Benghazi

    05/16/2013 10:28:12 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 30 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 05/16/20`3 | JoeClarke.Net
    Even in Vietnam, we Marines could depend upon close air support which was miraculously accurate - shooting down individual buildings, people and vehicles from the skies. I cannot remember one time in Vietnam when my squadron would not respond to a call for help from fellow Marines and others, who were in a "hot zone," needing immediate firepower from the skies. Tip Of The Hat to those Marine, Air Force, Army, and Navy jet and helicopter pilots. jc From Various Sources. . .    Lt Colonel Dan Hampton  May 15 2013U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Dan Hampton flew...
  • Somali Pirates Capture 4 Americans.

    02/18/2011 7:06:25 PM PST · by Stayfrosty · 73 replies
    FOXNews ^ | 2-18-2011 | NA
    UNITED NATIONS -- Somalia's U.N. Mission said Friday that pirates hijacked a yacht carrying four U.S. citizens in the Indian Ocean off the Somali coast.
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 05/10/2013 - Benghazi

    05/13/2013 8:14:05 AM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    The White House ^ | 5-13-2013 | Office of the Press Secretary
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 10, 2013 Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 05/10/2013 James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 3:39 P.M. EDT MR. CARNEY: Good Friday afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for being here. I appreciate your patience. Before I take your questions, I just wanted to note, because it’s been reported, we did, as many of you know, have a background briefing here at the White House earlier. I think 14 news organizations were represented, ranging from online to broadcast TV, print and the like. And we do those...
  • Benghazi: Obama Emerges from the Fog of War

    10/31/2012 12:30:10 AM PDT · by Son House · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 29, 2012 | Bing West
    Our ambassador to Libya was killed in our own consulate in Benghazi on the night of September 11. For the next six weeks, President Obama repeated the same talking point: The morning after the attack, he ordered increased security in our embassies in the region. Suddenly, on the campaign trail in Denver on October 26, he changed his story. “The minute I found out what was happening . . . I gave the directive,” he said, “to make sure we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to do. I guarantee you everybody in the CIA and military...
  • The Benghazi Scandal Grows (Long article)

    05/10/2013 6:01:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    TWS ^ | May 20, 2013 | Stephen Hayes
    CIA director David Petraeus was surprised when he read the freshly rewritten talking points an aide had emailed him in the early afternoon of Saturday, September 15. One day earlier, analysts with the CIA’s Office of Terrorism Analysis had drafted a set of unclassified talking points policymakers could use to discuss the attacks in Benghazi, Libya. But this new version​—​produced with input from senior Obama administration policymakers​—​was a shadow of the original. The original CIA talking points had been blunt: The assault on U.S. facilities in Benghazi was a terrorist attack conducted by a large group of Islamic extremists, including...
  • The Benghazi Stand Down - David Patraeus, Kip Ward and Carter Ham

    05/08/2013 4:08:45 PM PDT · by frithguild · 44 replies
    Radio Free NJ ^ | 5/8/2013 | frithguild
    In the Google Purge Pt. 3, I wondered whether a search algorithm uncovered emails that led to the downfall of Kip Ward. The story of his demotion hit the news in November of 2012. This followed when we learned about 20,000 emails between Jill Kelley and Marine Gen. John R. Allen. Before that David Patraeus was taken down in what I argued was a purge of the administration moderates. I didn't have any idea why this was happening, but I could see that something was happening. So I just called attention to the role Google may have played in...
  • Source: Only President Could Have Made 'Stand Down' Call On Benghazi

    05/07/2013 1:36:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 150 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/7/13 | Kerry Picket
    A source with intimate information about the events that happened on the ground in Benghazi the night the U.S. Consulate and the CIA annex was attacked by terrorists told Breitbart News that, ultimately, only the President of the United States, or someone acting on his authority, could have prevented Special Forces either on the ground or nearby from helping those Americans who were under deadly assault. According to the source, when the attack on the Consulate occurred, a specific chain of command to gain verbal permission to move special-forces in must have occurred. SOCAFRICA commander Lieutenant Col. Gibson would have...
  • The Expendables

    05/07/2013 9:06:09 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-07-13 | DrJohn
    The Obama regime official story about the events that transpired on 9/11/12 continues to unravel, and despite Jay Carney's insistence that it was "a long time ago" facts keep crawling out from under the rubble of the consulate. Testimony of those involved directly with the Benghazi disaster conflicts sharply with the position of the Obama regime. A stand down orderThe Obama regime has repeatedly denied that a stand down order was issued but the No. 2 Libya embassy official disputes it. The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has told congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared...
  • Diplomat: U.S. Special Forces told "you can't go" to Benghazi during attacks

    05/06/2013 9:43:29 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 112 replies
    CBS News ^ | Monday May 6, 2013
    The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has told congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks was forbidden from doing so by U.S. Special Operations Command South Africa. The account from Gregory Hicks is in stark contrast to assertions from the Obama administration, which insisted that nobody was ever told to stand down and that all available resources were utilized. Hicks gave private testimony to congressional investigators last month in advance of his upcoming appearance at a congressional hearing Wednesday. According to excerpts released Monday,...
  • Special ops halted from responding to Benghazi attacks, U.S. diplomat says (WashPost)

    05/06/2013 3:07:51 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 6, 2013 updated | By Ernesto Londońo
    As the weakly protected U.S. diplomatic compound in eastern Libya came under attack the night of Sept. 11, 2012, the deputy head of the embassy in Tripoli 600 miles away sought in vain to get the Pentagon to scramble fighter jets over Benghazi in a show of force that might have averted a second attack on a nearby CIA complex. Hours later, according to excerpts of the account by the U.S. diplomat, Gregory Hicks, American officials in the Libyan capital sought permission to deploy four U.S. special operations troops to Benghazi aboard a Libyan military aircraft early the next morning....
  • URGENT: Congressional Republicans to double-cross gun owners? (VCDL Alert)

    01/02/2013 3:31:34 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 25 replies
    Virginia Citizens Defense League ^ | 1-3-13 | Philip Van Cleave
    Many of you may remember Richmond talk show host, Doc Thompson. He currently has a radio show in Michigan. Much like me, he gets some "inside" information from time-to-time. He has received a communication between a friend and someone in the Republican Party leadership. That communication is troubling as it says the congressional Republicans are seriously considering selling out gun owners to "seem reasonable." They are considering a magazine ban, changes to background checks, and more. Here is a link to the email with redactions to protect the sources: http://tinyurl.com/a4xf33x URGENT ACTION ITEM We need to contact ALL of our...
  • Stopping the spread of deadly assault weapons--summary of Feinstein Bill, incl. registry requirement

    12/27/2012 7:50:24 AM PST · by driftdiver · 338 replies
    United States Senate ^ | 12/27/2012 | Dianne Feinstein
    In January, Senator Feinstein will introduce a bill to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devises. Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation: Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of: -120 specifically-named firearms -Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic -Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds
  • CIA agents in Benghazi twice asked for permission to help Ambassador Chris Stevens as bullets

    12/02/2012 9:20:54 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 October 2012 | James Nye
    It has been claimed that CIA agents on the ground during the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi twice asked for permission to help Ambassador Chris Stevens and twice were told to stand down. Furthermore sources present during the deadly six-hour assault have said that a desperate last request for military assistance once the CIA themselves came under attack was denied, even though elite counter-terrorism units were only two hours away.
  • Republicans in Congress should let Obama have his way

    11/12/2012 8:02:13 AM PST · by newgeezer · 69 replies
    RedState.com ^ | November 7th, 2012 at 01:58 AM | Mike DeVine
    The only hope for an America that would reward such epic failure by re-electing Obama and a Democratic Senate, is to accelerate their re-education in the consequences of liberal Democrat economic policies. Speaker John Boehner should announce that he has heard the voice of the people and will honor that voice by letting the President’s agenda be fully enacted so that there will be no doubt who owns the economy. We can’t obstruct enough to make a difference in the natural outcome of events, so why strain at gnats? Let us make clear that we are doing this out of...
  • [Mark Steyn] A Vote For Obama-Biden Is A Vote For National Collapse

    11/03/2012 1:29:33 AM PDT · by GoodDay · 31 replies
    Investors.com (Investors Business Daily) ^ | November 2, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    "[President Obama] appeared in New Jersey wearing a bomber jacket rather than a suit to demonstrate that when the going gets tough the tough get out a monogrammed Air Force One bomber jacket. He announced that he'd instructed his officials to answer all calls within 15 minutes because in America "we leave nobody behind." By doing all this, the president "shows" he "cares" — which is true in the sense that in Benghazi he was willing to leave the entire consulate staff behind, and nobody had their calls answered within seven hours, because presumably he didn't care. So Brennan, the...
  • Obama Administration's Lead #Benghazi Investigator Slams America and Islamophobes #StandDown

    11/02/2012 7:31:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Thanks Bronco Bamma! And Hillary, you must make Bill[wink wink remember 1998 Kenya/Tunisia?] and your mentor, Madeline Albright[1998 Albright also ignored pleas for more securityfrom US Ambassador to Kenya Ms Bushnell (h/t Anna)], proud with your determination to get to the bottom of this f'n screwupAmerica is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities. So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering in more polished, diplomatic language during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington,...
  • MOTHER OF SEAL: 'I BELIEVE THAT OBAMA MURDERED MY SON'

    11/02/2012 7:41:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 11/2/12 | JEANETTE STEELE & NATHAN MAX
    A father and a mother used the word “murder.” A brother said he won’t second-guess decisions made in the heat of battle. The families of three Americans killed in the Sept. 11 U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya, are offering widely different reactions to recent reports that U.S. personnel issued several requests for help that were turned down. Patricia Smith, the mother of slain State Department employee Sean Patrick Smith, is now blaming President Barack Obama for her son’s death. “I believe that Obama murdered my son,” she said Thursday from the living room of her Clairemont home. “I firmly...
  • Catherine Herridge: State Department Culpable in Death of Ambassador & Three Americans (Video)

    10/31/2012 8:07:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 49 replies
    Video from Fox News via Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    FOX News foreign policy analyst Catherine Herridge told Greta Van Susteren Wednesday, "From what I see the State Department has culpability in the death of the US Ambassador and three Americans." This followed the damning memo that was released today signed by Ambassador Stevens in August and sent to the State Department. The classified cable on August 15 warned the Obama Administration that the Benghazi consulate could not withstand a "coordinated attack."Link to YouTube video of Catherine Herridge interview
  • Newt Gingrich: Networks may have White House emails that called off Benghazi rescue (Video)

    10/30/2012 11:37:28 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 78 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 31, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Tuesday night’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” on the Fox News Channel, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that major news networks might have secret emails proving that the White House canceled plans to assist the besieged U.S. Embassy in Benghazi. Gingrich said that the bombshell emails could be revealed within the next two days. “There is a rumor — I want to be clear, it’s a rumor — that at least two networks have emails from the National Security Adviser’s office telling a counterterrorism group to stand down,” Gingrich said. “But they were a group in...
  • NEWT - "Networks may have WH e-mails that called off the Benghazi Rescue..

    Thoughts from a demented OLD mind.. I have thought for several months that this group in the administration would attempt anything to remain in power. Please read this comment below posted at Brietbart on 10/30 prior to reading Newt's comments. The article where this comment was posted was Billboard: America or Obama-You Can't Have Both.. Comment: C.O. Jones received a phone call from an old friend that has been in Washington D.C. for years and is fairly well-connected politically. What she told Jones was ugly and sinister, yet very compelling. She said she had received information from someone high up...
  • “Rogue”U.S. General Arrested for Activating Special Forces Teams; Ignoring Libya Stand-Down Order

    10/29/2012 6:00:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 80 replies
    The Tea Party Tribune ^ | October 28th, 2012 | The Daily Sheeple
    The official story surrounding the events of September 11, 2012 in Bengzahi, Libya which left four Americans dead, has now officially fallen apart. After numerous flips and flops by the Obama administration, which originally attempted to paint the incident as a Muslim outcry over an anti-Islamic video, whistle blowers throughout the U.S. government, including within the White House, the State Department, national intelligence agencies and the U.S.military have made available stunning details that suggest not only did operational commanders have live visual and audio communications from drones overhead and intelligence assets on the ground, but that some commanders within the...
  • Benghazi: Obama Emerges from the Fog of War [Where is president's order to "secure our personnel?"]

    10/29/2012 2:41:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 29, 2012 | Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense
    If Obama ordered the military to “secure our personnel,” where is the order?Ambassador to Libya was killed in our own consulate in Benghazi on the night of September 11. For the next six weeks, President Obama repeated the same talking point: The morning after the attack, he ordered increased security in our embassies in the region.Suddenly, on the campaign trail in Denver on October 26, he changed his story. “The minute I found out what was happening . . . I gave the directive,” he said, “to make sure we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to...
  • Obama Did Not Follow His Own Directive.

    10/29/2012 6:26:14 AM PDT · by sirchtruth · 4 replies
    Kyle Clark Interview Of Obama ^ | 10/29/2012 | sirchtruth
    Obama - I’ve said over the last couple of months since this happened, the minute I found out what was happening, I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to. Number two, we’re going to investigate exactly what happened so that it doesn’t happen again. Number three, find out who did this so we can bring them to justice. And I guarantee you that everyone in the state department, our military, the CIA, you name it, had number one priority making sure that people were safe. Sirchtruth...
  • Beyond Impeachment: Obama Treasonous over Benghazi

    10/29/2012 12:17:48 AM PDT · by Snuph · 50 replies
    pjmedia ^ | October 29, 2012 | Roger L Simon
    Is it treason when you put your own reelection above the good of your country and the lives of its citizens? If so, Barack Obama committed treason in leaving the four Americans to die in Benghazi. Our Constitution defines it this way: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.” Aid and comfort to the enemy — what is that? When you ascribe an action to the protest of a video when it is actuality a planned terror attack by Ansar al-Shariah, an established...
  • Stand Obama Down

    10/28/2012 6:10:26 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 90 replies
    Youtube ^ | 28 October 2012 | Jeff Head
    IT'S TIME TO STAND OBAMA DOWN 'Nuff said. Please share if you are so inclined.
  • What the Obama Administration does not want you to see

    10/28/2012 2:06:19 PM PDT · by sirchtruth · 61 replies
    GretaWire ^ | Oct 27 2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    There were many security cameras at the Benghazi US Consulate. One camera was positioned to (and did) record Ambassador Stevens, on September 11, saying good night at 8:40pm Libya time to a Turkish Diplomat. The video from this camera – I am told – shows (and proves) there was NO PROTEST outside our Consulate. The Obama Administration had that tape immediately and they knew what it showed and knew it immediately. Anyone who watched the video observed the obvious.
  • Obama's September 11 Phone Call (during Benghazi attack)

    10/28/2012 8:21:01 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 44 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10-28-2012 | William Kristol
    Obama's September 11 Phone Call William Kristol October 28, 2012 10:53 AM What was President Obama doing Tuesday evening, September 11, while Americans were under assault in Benghazi? Which of his national security team did he meet with, whom did he speak with, what directives did he issue? So far, the White House won't say. But we do know one thing the president found time to do that evening: He placed a call to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in order to defuse a controversy about President Obama's refusal to meet with Netanyahu two weeks later at the U.N. General Assembly,...
  • Media Blackout: Why Obama Dodged the Libya Question

    10/27/2012 11:21:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/27/12 | v
    President Obama ran into a buzzsaw yesterday while doing a round-robin of satellite interviews with local news outlets in crucial swing states -- and by "buzzsaw," I mean that rare form of species known as a "real reporter." Kyle Clark of Colorado's KUSA actually asked Obama about the latest revelations out of Libya. According to Fox News, the three requests for help made during the seven-hour attack on our consulate in Benghazi were met with orders from U.S. officials to "stand down." Wisely, Obama dodged this question entirely. I say "wisely" because, as of right now, outside of a very...
  • White House: Didn't Order 'Stand Down' in Benghazi-Rebuts allegations O denied requests for help

    10/27/2012 7:02:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies
    Politix ^ | October 27, 2012 | PolitixMary
    On Saturday afternoon a White House spokesman emphatically denied that President Obama had denied requests for help during the Benghazi attack. "Neither the president nor anyone in the White House denied any requests for assistance in Benghazi," wrote National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor in an email to Yahoo News. That rebuttal follows a TV interview on Friday in which Obama avoided responding to a question about whether CIA operatives were told to "stand down" during the Benghazi attack. KYLE CLARK, KUSA-TV, Denver: Were they denied requests for help during the attack? PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, we are finding out exactly...
  • BOMBSHELL: US Troops Wouldn't Have Been Painting Targets on Ground Unless There Was Air Support..

    10/26/2012 6:30:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 371 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 26, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    BOMBSHELL: US troops in Benghazi would not have been painting targets on the ground unless there was air support overhead. But someone called it off – And the decision most likely came from the White House. FOX News reported earlier today that security officers on the ground in Benghazi had a laser planted on a target that was firing on the annex. The team was in constant radio contact with their headquarters. In fact, at least one member of the team was on the roof of the annex manning a heavy machine gun when mortars were fired at the CIA...
  • CBS: At what point does this become a story beyond Fox News? [EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators denied help]

    10/27/2012 3:29:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 27, 2012 | FavStocks - Stock Market News, Opinion, and More!
    At what point does this become a story beyond Fox News? Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. consulate and subsequent attack several hours later was denied by U.S. officials — who also told the CIA operators twice to “stand down” rather than help the ambassador’s team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11. .... [SNIP of events reported by Fox News] ....What. in the hell. was going on? Woods’s father,...
  • Video: Obama ducks questions on why help wasn’t sent to Benghazi

    10/26/2012 10:21:56 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 47 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7:29 pm on October 26, 2012 | Allahpundit
    “We’re going to gather all the facts,” he says, echoing Hillary’s plea to let the investigation play out until, oh, say, mid-November at the earliest. Simple question: Why does he need “all the facts” about Benghazi to find out (a) whether anyone at the consulate called for help during the attack and (b) if so, who in the chain of command denied that request? He could find that out with 10 minutes of phoning around and then spend another 10 firing the people involved — assuming, of course, that it wasn’t The One himself who delivered the thumbs down on...
  • Report: CIA Refused Request for Back-up in Benghazi Terror Attack

    10/26/2012 9:36:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 26, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Another LINK to Fox New's breaking Benghazi CIA story. Report: CIA Refused Request for Back-up in Benghazi Terror AttackLISTEN to the very end; ALL 5:37 of Jennifer Griffin's report.
  • Obama to nominate Army Gen. Rodriguez to lead AFRICOM (shakeup; flashback)

    10/26/2012 7:58:25 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 46 replies
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will nominate Army Gen. David Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command and Marine Lt. Gen. John Paxton to succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford as assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Thursday. Both appointments must be confirmed by the Senate. Rodriguez is the commander of U.S. Army Forces Command and has served in a “variety of key leadership roles on the battlefield,” Panetta said. He’s “a proven leader” who oversaw coalition and Afghan forces during the surge in Afghanistan, and “was the key architect of the...
  • Benghazigate: We Know Now Who Gave the Order Not to Protect the Consulate

    10/26/2012 11:03:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 137 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 26, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Charles Woods, the father of Tyrone Woods, said in an interview, “And apparently even the State Department had a live stream and was aware of their calls for help. This was my son, he wasn’t even there. He was at a safe house about a mile away. He got the distress call. He heard them crying for help. That’s why he and Glenn risked their lives to go that extra mile just to take care of the situation. And I’m sure that she wasn’t the only one that received that distress call: “Come save our lives.” When I heard that...
  • CFR & U.S. Army Chief of Staff:Use Army for Domestic Enforcement

    06/04/2012 2:42:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    New American ^ | 6/4/12 | Joe Wolverton II
    The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) proposes that the U.S. Army be used to plan, command, and carry out (with the help of civilian law enforcement) domestic police missions. So says a story appearing in the May/June issue of the influential organization’s official journal, Foreign Affairs. The article lacks a single reference to the Posse Comitatus Act, which prohibits such actions. In an article penned by Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General Raymond T. Odierno, the CFR would see the Army used to address “challenges in the United States itself” in order to keep the homeland safe from
  • Holder to push against voter-ID laws

    12/13/2011 8:34:28 AM PST · by Justaham · 64 replies · 1+ views
    hotair.com ^ | 12-13-11 | Ed Morrissey
    The Obama administration on Tuesday will wade into the increasingly divisive national debate over new voting laws in several states that could depress turnout among minorities and others who helped elect the president in 2008. Â… With the presidential campaign heating up,Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will deliver a speech Tuesday expressing concerns about the voter-identification laws, along with a Texas redistricting plan before the Supreme Court that fails to take into account the stateÂ’s burgeoning Hispanic population, he said in an interview Monday. Holder will speak at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Libary and Museum in Austin, Tex.,...
  • Napolitano’s V.I.P.R. Vows to “Dominate,Intimidate and Control”the American People

    07/15/2011 3:53:28 PM PDT · by robowombat · 64 replies
    Coach IS RIGHT ^ | July 15, 2011 | Doug Book
    Napolitano’s V.I.P.R. Vows to “Dominate,Intimidate and Control”the American People BY COACH COLLINS,ON JULY 15TH,2011 By Doug Book,staff writer Since its inception in 2002,the Department of Homeland Security has grown increasingly contemptuous of the rights of the American people. Indeed,the Gestapo-like tactics of one of the Department’s better known masters of overreach–the TSA–are responsible for countless examples of the organizations daily assault on the Constitution. But recently,another of Janet Napolitano’s handmaidens of harassment has begun to make news…albeit only on the web,of course. It is the TSA’s Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response task force–or VIPR. Organized into mobile swat teams,VIPR has...
  • SWAT Team Mania: The War Against the American Citizen

    06/14/2011 4:17:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 116 replies
    rutherford.org ^ | 13 June, 2011 | John W. Whitehead
    “He [a federal agent] had his knee on my back and I had no idea why they were there.”--Anthony Wright, victim of a Dept. of Education SWAT team raid The militarization of American police--no doubt a blowback effect of the military empire--has become an unfortunate part of American life. In fact, it says something about our reliance on the military that federal agencies having nothing whatsoever to do with national defense now see the need for their own paramilitary units. Among those federal agencies laying claim to their own law enforcement divisions are the State Department, Department of Education, Department...
  • Leader of Brady Group Gloats About Coming Gun Ban ‘Proposals’

    06/11/2011 5:33:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 70 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | June 10th, 2011 | Alan Korwin
    PHOENIX, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- Paul Helmke, ringleader of the aggressive Brady Anti-Gun gang, released this statement about the “bipartisan” gun-control meeting the White House scheduled.(Note: The “White House” is a building and can’t do anything; the person responsible in that building remains unidentified but appears to be Steve Croley) The meeting only included people who want to ban guns, an indicator of the plans, according to unidentifiable experts. “On Tuesday, I attended a meeting at the U.S. Department of Justice with representatives from the White House, the Vice-President’s office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the FBI, and...