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  • Obama’s Fantasy-Based Foreign Policy

    03/08/2014 1:25:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The March 17, 2014 Issue | Stephen F. Hayes
    On February 23, five days before Russia invaded Ukraine, National Security Adviser Susan Rice appeared on Meet the Press and shrugged off suggestions that Russia was preparing any kind of military intervention: “It’s in nobody’s interest to see violence returned and the situation escalate.” A return to a “Cold War construct” isn’t necessary, Rice insisted, because such thinking “is long out of date” and “doesn’t reflect the realities of the 21st century.” Even if Vladimir Putin sees the world this way, Rice argued, it is “not in the United States’ interests” to do so. It was a remarkably transparent case...
  • Did CIA's Mike Morell Lie About Benghazi For Obama?

    03/01/2014 5:51:29 PM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Benghazi: Former CIA acting Director Mike Morell might be recalled for testimony to determine if he misled Congress and doctored the White House response to a terrorist attack to ensure President Obama's re-election. The administration's tangled web of Benghazi lies might be unraveling some more. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., has told Fox News that Morell, a former deputy director and twice acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will likely be recalled to testify. The recall comes after new charges surfaced that Morell misled Congress about what he knew regarding the 2012 Benghazi attack and when he...
  • 6 Signs That The White House's Susan Rice Is Clueless About Africa

    02/28/2014 9:38:59 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2-28-2014 | Richard Miniter - OP/ED
    February 28, 2014 6 Signs That The White House's Susan Rice Is Clueless About Africa Richard Miniter Susan Rice said this Sunday she had “no regrets” about trotting out her flawed Benghazi talking points last year, touching off a predictable storm of controversy.Certainly Rice’s talking points deserved more scrutiny than they got from reporters. There are simple questions that Rice could have been asked: If the Benghazi attack was a protest that went awry, why did it begin at night? Protests are daylight affairs, where broadcast cameramen can see their signs and banners. Attacks begin at night. And where were...
  • New Benghazi Witnesses

    02/27/2014 2:31:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- National Security Advisor Susan Rice appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday and said that when she had appeared on several news outlets back in September 2012 to state that the attack on an American diplomatic installation in Benghazi was a "spontaneous reaction" to an American-made film that appeared on YouTube she had used "the best information we [the White House] had at the time." Senator John McCain responded to her statement Sunday that it left him "almost speechless." The Arizona Republican said on CBS's "Face the Nation" that "I'm almost speechless, because it's patently obvious, first of...
  • Gowdy: I Get Tougher Questions at a Drive-Thru Than NBC Asked of Susan Rice

    02/27/2014 3:17:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    National Security Adviser Susan Rice was in the headlines again this week, this time for saying in an interview with NBC’s David Gregory that she has no regrets about her remarks on Benghazi. It was a softball interview, to be sure—and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., wasn’t happy about it, to say the least. “There’s not a scintilla of evidence” to support that false narrative of a video Gowdy told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren. “All of the evidence pointed exactly to what she claimed it wasn’t: a preplanned, coordinate attack. So she was fabulously wrong when she said it...
  • Sustaining Ukraine's breakthrough: EU expertise and markets are essential [Soros]

    02/27/2014 12:38:34 PM PST · by annalex · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 27 February 2014 | George Soros
    Following a crescendo of terrifying violence, the Ukrainian uprising has had a surprisingly positive outcome. Contrary to all rational expectations, a group of citizens armed with not much more than sticks and shields made of cardboard boxes and metal garbage-can lids overwhelmed a police force firing live ammunition. There were many casualties, but the citizens prevailed. This was one of those historic moments that leave a lasting imprint on a society's collective memory. [...] I established the Renaissance Foundation in Ukraine in 1990 – before the country achieved independence. The foundation did not participate in the recent uprising, but it...
  • Gowdy Slams Rice Benghazi Interview: ‘I Get Tougher Questions in the Bojangles Drive-Thru’

    02/25/2014 6:46:18 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 52 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 2-25-2014 | Bridget Johnson
    February 25, 2014 Gowdy Slams Rice Benghazi Interview: ‘I Get Tougher Questions in the Bojangles Drive-Thru’ Bridget Johnson Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) blasted Meet the Press host David Gregory for throwing softball questions at National Security Advisor Susan Rice on Benghazi, saying: “I get tougher questions in the Bojangles drive-thru than he asked her.”Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press for the first time since her 2012 post-Benghazi round on the Sunday shows, Rice was asked by Gregory if she had any regrets about that appearance and whether she felt that it cost her the secretary of State job.Rice was also...
  • Rice acknowledges some of her Benghazi info was incorrect but has no regrets

    02/23/2014 9:37:42 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    • FoxNews.com ^ | Published February 23, 2014
    “That information turned out, in some respects, not to be 100 percent correct," Rice said. "But the notion that somehow I or anybody else in the administration misled the American people is patently false. And I think that that's been amply demonstrated." She was, at the time, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a top candidate to become secretary of state. However, Rice withdrew herself from consideration in the wake of the attacks on the U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, after the firestorm of criticism she received for her response. Rice said Sunday she didn’t know whether her...
  • NBC’s David Gregory Plays Nice With Susan Rice On Benghazi

    02/23/2014 9:36:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | February 23, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    <p>For the first time since her infamous 2012 interview, National Security Advisor Susan Rice appeared on Meet the Press on Sunday February 23 to discuss a variety of foreign policy issues, most noticeably Benghazi.</p> <p>Throughout the interview, which focused primarily on the recent violent protests in Ukraine, host David Gregory provided Rice with a variety of softball questions on Benghazi, and allowed her to push White House talking points without any significant pushback.</p>
  • Rice says Russian move on Ukraine would be mistake

    02/23/2014 10:04:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 23, 2014 12:33 PM EST
    President Barack Obama’s national security adviser said Sunday it would be a “grave mistake” for Russia to intervene militarily in Ukraine. Susan Rice said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that in Obama’s phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday the two agreed that a political settlement in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, should ensure the unity of the country and the right of Ukrainians to express their free will. She was asked whether the White House fears Putin will send Russian troops into Ukraine. “That would be a grave mistake,” she said. “It’s not in the interest of Ukraine...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 February 2014

    02/23/2014 5:34:11 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 148 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 February 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Peter Shumlin, D-Vt.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): National Security Adviser Susan Rice.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Govs. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Martin O'Malley, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Former President George W. Bush.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Govs. Rick Perry, R-Texas, Mike Pence, R-Ind., Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., Jay Nixon D-Mo.
  • Leaked Audio Depicts U.S. Diplomat Cursing E.U.

    02/06/2014 3:34:38 PM PST · by SgtBilko · 22 replies
    Time ^ | Feb. 06, 2014 | Noah Rayman
    A newly disclosed audio recording purportedly depicts a conversation between two American diplomats, in which one curses the European Union as they discuss how to handle turmoil in Ukraine. American officials were quick to suggest a Russian role in the apparent leak, which came as Russia is engaged in a tug of war with the E.U. and the United States for influence over Ukraine. The audio recording, incorporated into a video with Russian subtitles and posted on YouTube Tuesday, appears to be a conversation between the top U.S. diplomat for Europe, Victoria Nuland, and the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey...
  • Herridge: Fmr. CIA Director Morell May Have Altered Benghazi Talking Points to Benefit Obama Admin.

    02/03/2014 6:36:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon, ^ | 2/3/14 | Staff
    Former CIA Director Mike Morell may have altered the Benghazi talking points to benefit the Obama administration during the 2012 election, Catherine Herridge of Fox News reports. On September 15 one day before Susan Rice made her infamous appearances on various Sunday shows, according to the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report Morell received an email from the CIA station chief in Libya indicating the Benghazi attacks were “not/not an escalation of protests.” The report does not indicate when Morell read the email, but that same day Morell cut the word “Islamic” from the talking points and left the word “demonstration.”
  • US to lose vote at UNESCO, incurs debts

    11/07/2013 2:43:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 7, 2013 5:29 PM EST
    American influence in culture, science and education around the world is facing a high-profile blow Friday as the U.S. is stripped of its voting rights at the world's cultural agency, UNESCO. And it would cost the U.S. hundreds of millions of dollars to win this voice back. The U.S. hasn’t paid its dues to the Paris-based U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in three years, in protest over the decision by world governments to make Palestine a UNESCO member in 2011. … The UNESCO tension has prompted new criticism of U.S. laws that force an automatic funding cutoff for any...
  • U.N. revokes UNESCO voting rights of U.S., Israel

    11/11/2013 8:34:32 AM PST · by pabianice · 8 replies
    HonestReporting ^ | 11/11/13 | Benson
    Israel and the US lost their voting rights at UNESCO over the Palestinians. The two stopped paying their dues after the Paris-based organization accepted Palestine as a member. See Jerusalem Post coverage. US national security advisor Susan Rice took to Twitter to blame Congress, while the Washington Post explains what the voting loss means for American soft power. According to the NY Times, the US had provided 22 percent of UNESCO’s budget.
  • ...Hillary and Susan Rice told me “nose to nose” that the Mohammed video was to blame (5/13)

    01/16/2014 1:28:29 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 9, 2013 | Allahpundit
    This makes two parents of men killed in Benghazi who’ve claimed that Hillary told them personally that the video was the prime mover in the attack. Tyrone Woods’s father went a step further and alleged that she vowed to have the filmmaker “arrested and prosecuted” — which, courtesy of California authorities, is what ended up happening. (See Rich Lowry’s new piece, “The Benghazi Patsy,” for background.) Why did she think it was some sort of comfort to the bereaved that the attack might have been motivated by the Mohammed movie? She went so far as to mention it in her...
  • Why Do Democrats Lie?

    12/31/2013 12:03:43 PM PST · by Samuccaya777 · 66 replies
    Why do Democrats Lie? ^ | 12/31/2913 | Jams M. Foard
    Why Do Democrats Lie? Because they can. James Foard 12/31/2013 Obviously, the Susan Rice interview with Lesley Stahl on CBS 60 Minutes December 22, 2013 does not represent true journalism. It does show the astounding level of insouciance that has pervaded the leftist political hemisphere and their lackeys in the liberal news media when they feel they can roll one lie out right after another; not just, mind you little white fibs, but in-your-face, blatant, over-the-top, "go to blazes I'll say what I want to" lies, where truth is merely a manufactured token to be used for the moment and...
  • I wonder who's Kissinger now? Rice does Benghazi dodge

    12/31/2013 8:37:16 AM PST · by luke1825 · 16 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | December 31, 2013 | Peter Lucas
    She may occupy his old office in the White House, but Susan Rice is no Henry Kissinger, not by a long shot. Rice, who is President Barack Obama's national-security adviser, is known as the person who appeared on five Sunday morning television news shows days after the planned, deadly attack on Americans in Benghazi, to push the lie that the attack was a spontaneous uprising based on a video. It was an attempt by the administration to hide the fact that the attack, which took the lives of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, was a planned Islamist...
  • GOP congressman blasts NY Times Benghazi claims as ‘misleading’

    12/28/2013 3:37:17 PM PST · by xzins · 107 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 28, 2013 | Fox
    A top congressional Republican is saying a new report that concludes Al Qaeda did not carry out the 2012 attack on the U.S diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, is “misleading.” The new report published Saturday in the New York Times concludes that there was no evidence that Al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault that took place on September 11, 2012, and that it appeared that the attack was fueled in large part by anger at an American-made anti-Islamic video, as the Obama administration first claimed. New York Rep. Peter King, member and former...
  • Top lawmakers push back on Benghazi report

    12/29/2013 7:44:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 29, 2013 | Peter Sullivan
    A Republican and Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee maintained that al Qaeda was involved in the Benghazi attack, pushing back against a New York Times report to the contrary. The New York Times, in an article published Sunday, cited interviews with witnesses on the ground in saying that Ansar al-Sharia and other local militias were involved, but not al Qaeda. Asked on "Fox News Sunday" what was inaccurate about the report, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said, “That al Qaeda was not involved in this.” “It tells me they didn’t talk to people...
  • Susan Rice: US Not Apologizing to Afghanistan

    11/19/2013 10:03:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 07:35 PM | Greg Richter
    National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Tuesday denied reports that the United States plans to apologize to the Afghan people in a deal that would allow troops to remain in the country beyond 2014. “I’ve seen those reports. I have no idea where they come from. That is a complete misunderstanding of what the situation is,” Rice said on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” “No such letter has been drafted or delivered. There is not a need for the United States to apologize to Afghanistan. Quite the contrary,” she said. “We have sacrificed and supported them in their...
  • White House Dividing Pro-Israel Leaders on Nuclear Iran

    11/05/2013 7:20:15 AM PST · by justiceseeker93 · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Nov. 4, 2013 | Adam Credo
    Pro-Israel leaders on Monday expressed alarm over what they characterized as the Obama administration’s efforts to sow division among Jewish leaders in order to advance a policy that they say would permit Iran to cross the nuclear threshold. Rifts emerged between the leaders of four top Jewish groups over the weekend following an “intense” meeting last week with National Security Adviser Susan Rice and other top officials at the White House, according to several insiders. The Obama administration sought to enlist the pro-Israel leaders in their fight to delay Congress from passing a new round of Iran sanctions for at...
  • Benghazi witness: 'These guys are no good. You need to get them out of here'

    10/28/2013 1:31:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 27, 2013 | Ashley Collman
    A British security expert is the first Western witness to give his account of the September 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. Consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Morgan Jones (name changed) spoke with CBS' 60 Minutes about the day of the attack, as well as his conversations with assassinated Ambassador Chris Stevens and Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith in the lead-up to the attacks, both of whom expressed their anxiety about the compound's protection. Mr Jones came to Benghazi, Libya five months before the attack to train unarmed guards stationed around the American compound. nitially, he thought that...
  • Steyn: Party Politics

    09/18/2013 9:50:27 AM PDT · by mojito · 29 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 9/17/2013 | Mark Steyn
    Prowling my hotel room the other night, I discovered a copy of the latest Vogue, kindly provided by the management. So, after bringing myself up to speed on Jennifer Lawrence — a "girl on fire," apparently — I turned to a profile of Susan Rice. She was the girl sent to put out the fire, dispatched by the Obama administration to slog through all the Sunday talk shows the weekend after Benghazi and blame it on some video. In Sir Henry Wotton's famous formulation, an ambassador is a man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. In...
  • Benghazi, Censored or Spun

    09/11/2013 3:50:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    When we last checked in on Barack Obama discussing Benghazi on the network news, he was reassuring Brian Williams on the Oct. 25 "Rock Center" that "we're going to do a full investigation." It's a year later, and it's still "we are going to." Last fall, Williams and Obama posed as curious for answers on how this disaster happened. Neither of them has demonstrated any noticeable curiosity since. A new Media Research Center study of Benghazi coverage in 2013 on ABC, CBS and NBC shows there are two routine modes of operation: (a) praising Team Obama's public relations and (b)...
  • Syria chemical weapons attack not ordered by Assad, says German press

    09/08/2013 8:10:52 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/8/2013 | Simon Tisdall and Josie Le Blond
    ... President Bashar al-Assad did not personally order last month's chemical weapons attack near Damascus that has triggered calls for US military intervention, and blocked numerous requests from his military commanders against opponents in recent months, a German newspaper has reported, citing unidentified, high-level national security sources. ...
  • Susan Rice Will Brief Congress on Syria on Anniversary of Benghazi

    09/08/2013 12:32:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies
    Susan Rice Will Brief Congress on Syria on Anniversary of Benghazi September 8, 2013 - 2:36 PM By Terence P. Jeffrey (CNSNews.com) - Susan Rice, who falsely told the nation that the terrorist attacks in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012 had developed out of a spontaneous demonstration against a YouTube video, will mark the one year anniversary of those attacks by briefing Congress to make the administration's case for authorizing President Barack Obama to use military force in Syria. The administration has decided to make Rice a key point person for pushing military intervention in Syria. On Monday, Rice will...
  • What is Assad hiding? National Security Advisor Susan Rice asks, Twitter answers

    08/24/2013 6:29:54 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 23, 2013 | Staff
    Whether the United States should intervene in Syria is open to debate, but one thing is settled: that red line the president and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton drew in the sand last year has faded into invisibility. In an interview broadcast today on CNN, President Obama called this week’s reports of a chemical weapons attack “something that is going to require America’s attention.” National Security Advisor Susan Rice gave Syria some of her attention today in a pair of tweets, demanding an immediate investigation into those gas attacks, or else. Or else what? Or else we’ll just have to...
  • White House releases vacation photo of Obama national security briefing

    08/12/2013 10:10:50 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    White House releases vacation photo of Obama national security briefing By Justin Sink - 08/12/13 11:46 AM ET P081213PS-0011 President Obama's eight-day Martha's Vineyard vacation has so far been defined by images of the commander-and-chief's frustrating first round of golf and first pooch Bo being choppered in to stay with the family. But the White House on Monday sought to portray a more somber image, releasing a photo of President Obama meeting with National Security Advisor Susan Rice across what appears to be the dining table of his vacation home. White House press secretary Jay Carney said Saturday that Rice...
  • Terror threat prompts high-level meeting at White House

    08/04/2013 8:49:14 AM PDT · by skimbell · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/04/13 | Jonathan Easley
    The White House said top administration officials gathered late Saturday over a terror threat that provoked the State Department to close more than 20 diplomatic posts and issue a worldwide travel alert. National Security Adviser Susan Rice chaired a meeting with 12 administration officials including the secretaries of State, Defense and Homeland Security and the directors of the FBI, CIA and NSA
  • Terror Threat Got You Teed Off? Obama Leaves al-Qaeda Worries to the Staff

    08/04/2013 11:40:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 4, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Key figures in the Obama administration met on the current al-Qaeda threat on Saturday while the president conducted an intensive golf fiesta at Andrews Air Force Base. President Obama set off for the golf course at about 8 a.m., hoping to squeeze in as much play as possible before a scheduled departure to Camp David at 2:30 p.m. Three all-male teams hit the golf course to mark the day before Obama’s 52nd birthday, including regulars Reggie Love and Marvin Nicholson, White House chef Sam Kass and college friend Wahid Hamid. “Before departing this morning, the president was updated on a...
  • U.S. to Push for Israeli Seat on U.N. Security Council (Samantha Powers suddenly loves Israel)

    07/17/2013 5:27:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 7/17/13 | Josh Rogin
    President Obama's nominee to be ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is a late convert to the pro-Israel cause, but today she promised to fiercely advocate for the Jewish state, including fighting to help Israel obtain a nonpermanent seat on the U.N. Security Council. Power, a close confidante of President Barack Obama and a former top White House official, received a warm welcome today at her confirmation hearing to replace Susan Rice as the U.S. permanent representative to the U.N. But senators pressed Power on her previous statements that caused a rift between her and elements of the pro-Israel...
  • Morsi Spurned Deals, Seeing Military as Tamed

    07/07/2013 8:55:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 6, 2013 | David D. Kirkpatrick and Mayy El Sheikh
    CAIRO — As President Mohamed Morsi huddled in his guard’s quarters during his last hours as Egypt’s first elected leader, he received a call from an Arab foreign minister with a final offer to end a standoff with the country’s top generals, senior advisers with the president said. The foreign minister said he was acting as an emissary of Washington, the advisers said, and he asked if Mr. Morsi would accept the appointment of a new prime minister and cabinet, one that would take over all legislative powers and replace his chosen provincial governors....
  • America Will Pay a Price for President Obama's Inaction in Syria

    06/10/2013 3:44:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Barack Obama's appointments of Susan Rice as national security adviser and Samantha Power as ambassador to the United Nations have naturally triggered speculation about changes in foreign policy. Rice and Power have been proponents of humanitarian military intervention, a course that Obama followed, gingerly, in Libya -- "leading from behind," as one of his aides put it. But of course that didn't work out so well. The murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi last September showed that terrorists have a free hand in Libya -- even if the president and Rice, along with Secretary of...
  • Power and Rice: A recipe for more global leftism and jihad, more state control and fewer freedoms

    06/09/2013 4:20:52 PM PDT · by forty_years
    netwmd.com ^ | Jun 8, 2013 | Gary Gerofsky, Contributor
    This past week U.S. President Obama made Susan Rice his new National Security Adviser and Samantha Power his ambassador to the UN. Both women have the kind of credentials, loyalty and temperament that Obama needs to go full steam ahead on his second term agenda which includes the Obamification of the world, further apologizing for America, weakening the U.S. at every opportunity and saying "sorry" by supporting the most dangerous players on the world stage. The President is effectively giving up America's position as defender of freedom and promoter of democracy and Judeo-Christian values. The Pax Americana era has long...
  • Wounded . . . and dangerous

    06/07/2013 1:43:13 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 29 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 6/7/2013 | Carolyne B. Glick
    US Secretary of State John Kerry looks like a bit of an idiot these days. On Monday he announced that he will be returning to Israel and the Palestinian Authority and Jordan for the fifth time since he was sworn into office on February 1. That is an average of more than one visit a month. And aside from frequent flier miles, the only thing he has to show for it is a big black eye from PLO chief and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. When Kerry was here last month he unveiled a stunning plan to bring $4 billion...
  • Obama's Twofer Appointments a Double-Bird to the People

    06/07/2013 5:10:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Just try to wrap your arms around the magnitude of defiance and chutzpah that led to and accompanied President Obama's appointment of the discredited Susan Rice as national security adviser. But don't let this outrage distract you from his equally disturbing appointment of leftist Samantha Power to replace Rice as UN ambassador. Though Democrats and their supporting liberal media, with a few notable exceptions, have aggressively downplayed the multifaceted Benghazi scandal, none of them has laid a glove on the irrefutable claim that Rice delivered talking points altered by the administration to distort the facts in order to mitigate any...
  • Sources: NSA Sucks in Data From 50 Companies (Can track people in 'near-real time')

    06/06/2013 7:10:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 127 replies
    The Week ^ | Thursday, June 6, 2013 | Marc Ambinder
    Analysts at the National Security Agency can now secretly access real-time user data provided by as many as 50 American companies, ranging from credit rating agencies to internet service providers, two government officials familiar with the arrangements said. Several of the companies have provided records continuously since 2006, while others have given the agency sporadic access, these officials said. These officials disclosed the number of participating companies in order to provide context for a series of disclosures about the NSA's domestic collection policies. The officials, contacted independently, repeatedly said that "domestic collection" does not mean that the target is based...
  • WashPost Plays 'Hide the Benghazi' In Its Front-page Susan Rice Promotion Story

    06/06/2013 2:27:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6/6/13 | Tim Graham
    The Washington Post played a game of “Hide the Benghazi” in its front-page story on Obama nominating Susan Rice to be the new National Security Adviser. The headline beat around the bush: “Obama signals new approach on national security: A Bigger U.S. Role Abroad. In shuffle, Rice replaces Donilon as adviser.” Reporter Scott Wilson announced “a major shuffle” and “an ideological shift” (let’s guess toward more humanitarian intervention). But you’d have to wait until paragraph twenty-two for the B-word: But months later, Rice watched as the aftermath of the Libyan intervention upset her career.
  • Domestic Spying Revelation Could Be Devastating For The Obama White House

    06/06/2013 5:30:26 AM PDT · by blam · 118 replies
    TBI - The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-6-2013 | Peter Foster
    Domestic Spying Revelation Could Be Devastating For The Obama White House Peter Foster, The Telegraph June. 6, 2013, 6:46 AM The Obama administration will be bracing itself for a torrent of hostile questions this morning following the apparent revelation that the National Security Agency has been data-mining the phone records of tens of millions of ordinary Americans. Not to be confused with eaves-dropping, or bugging the phones of those suspected of conspiring to commit a terrorist or criminal offence, the top secret court order published by The Guardian appears to show that the NSA has been trawling the anonymous 'metadata'...
  • Report: Gov't scooping up Verizon phone records

    06/06/2013 3:46:24 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 98 replies
    MyWay ^ | 6/6/13
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency has been collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order, according to a report in Britain's Guardian newspaper.</p> <p>The order was granted by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on April 25 and is good until July 19, the newspaper reported Wednesday. The order requires Verizon, one of the nation's largest telecommunications companies, on an "ongoing, daily basis" to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the U.S. and between the U.S. and other countries.</p>
  • Obama Rewards His Cronies

    06/05/2013 9:26:47 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 6 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | June 6, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    There's a saying I heard long ago that "only in Hollywood or in government, can you fail upwards." This is sadly true as that many people who screw up and fail in their job somehow get rewarded and move up the food chain. Unlike in the real world, where failure usually means that you lose your job, failing in government is fine as long as you know the right people. Case in point is how President Obama has rewarded those loyal to him despite failing the American people horrendously. The latest slap in the face to Americans is the appointment...
  • Fox Analyst: Obama Elevated Susan Rice To Position Where She ‘Doesn’t Have To Testify’ On Benghazi

    06/05/2013 8:44:53 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 86 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Wednesday June 5, 2013
    On Wednesday, Kathleen Troia “K.T.” McFarland, a former national security aide to Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan, claimed that United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice is being promoted to National Security Advisor in order to shield her from congressional scrutiny over her role in the response to the Benghazi attacks. “I figure that was the payback for Benghazi,” McFarland said of Rice’s promotion to NSA on Wednesday. “The fact that she carried the administration’s water – carried it very badly, I might say – but carried it.” [...] “Obviously, they have a close, personal relationship,” noted Fox News...
  • NBC's Todd: GOP Using Susan Rice as 'Punching Bag,' Shouldn't Be 'Beating Up on Women'

    06/05/2013 4:12:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 5, 2013 | Kyle Drennan
    Reporting the breaking news on Wednesday's NBC Today that President Obama had named U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to be national security advisor, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd portrayed Rice as a victim of Republican attacks: "Rice, who had become a Republican punching bag during the whole Benghazi controversy....this is a bit of a defiant move by the President to his Republican critics." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Later on his 9 a.m. ET MSNBC show, The Daily Rundown, while discussing GOP opposition to Rice's promotion – and her nominated replacement as U.N. ambassador,...
  • Susan Rice and Samantha Power Appointments are a Giant In-Your-Face to Republicans

    06/05/2013 11:19:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 5, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, here we are, great to be back here, folks. The news just isn't the news when I'm not here to tell you about it. I had so many people send me e-mails last week and the first couple days this week: "You know, Rush, there's a lot going on but it just doesn't seem like it's actually going on without you here." Folks, trust me, it was going on. It was happening. And I know it just doesn't seem the same, but the news isn't the news when I'm away. Because there isn't any news anymore....
  • U.N. Ambassador Rice Helped Thwart Bin Laden Capture

    06/05/2013 8:09:38 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 11 replies
    Investors.com ^ | November 21, 2012
    As we mentioned in an earlier editorial about her possible appointment as secretary of state, "In 1996, while serving as assistant secretary of state for African affairs under former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Rice helped persuade President Clinton to rebuff Sudan's offer to turn Osama bin Laden, who was then living there, over to U.S. authorities." Richard Miniter, author of the book "Losing bin Laden," told World Magazine in 2003 that Rice played a primary role in scuttling the deal in which Sudan could have turned over bin Laden to the U.S.
  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Susan Rice Is a Terrible Choice For National Security Adviser

    06/05/2013 8:08:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 06/05/2013 | Eli Lake
    In a move that is already angering Republican lawmakers, President Obama will name as his next national security adviser Susan Rice, the administration official who delivered (but did not draft) the talking points that downplayed the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya on Sunday television shows in September five days after the incident. Rice, who is now the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was informally floated to be Obama’s pick late last year to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. But she withdrew her name from the process after key Republican senators like John McCain and...
  • Susan Rice and Africa’s Despots (NYT Dec 2012)

    06/05/2013 7:41:36 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 9, 2012 | SALEM SOLOMON
    ON Sept. 2, Ambassador Susan E. Rice delivered a eulogy for a man she called “a true friend to me.” Before thousands of mourners and more than 20 African heads of state in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Ms. Rice, the United States’ representative to the United Nations, lauded the country’s late prime minister, Meles Zenawi. She called him “brilliant” — “a son of Ethiopia and a father to its rebirth.” Few eulogies give a nuanced account of the decedent’s life, but the speech was part of a disturbing pattern for an official who could become President Obama’s next secretary of state....
  • Breaking: Obama's national security adviser to resign, Rice to step in

    06/05/2013 4:22:44 AM PDT · by SueRae · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/5/2013 | CNN
    (CNN) – Susan Rice, United States ambassador to the United Nations, will replace Tom Donilon as President Barack Obama's national security adviser, a senior administration official said Wednesday.
  • AP source: Tom Donilon resigns as Obama national security adviser, Susan Rice to take over

    06/05/2013 4:25:12 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 134 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 5, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON — A White House official says Tom Donilon is resigning as President Barack Obama’s national security adviser and will be replaced by Susan Rice. Rice is currently the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She has been harshly criticized by Republicans for her initial accounting of the attacks on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, which later proved to be incorrect.