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… At Least Now We Know [#arms shipments to Syria]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 6th,2016

.. docs uncovered by Judicial Watch [subsequently uncovered in a JW FOIA lawsuit]] have confirmed what I have long suspected …

.. [h/t — LegalInsurrection.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. the CIA , in the wake of Muammar Quaddafi ‘ s overthrow , had to find something to do with all of the weapons caches that Quaddahfi ‘ s regime had had left over . Their idea , supply and support the Syrian resisteance . This has of course been denied by the ObamaCrap Administration . But , it has always been suspected …

.. Now we know , it is exactly what they did . It explains the existence of the CIA Annex in Benghazi . Benghazi was the arms – trafficking center of the supply effort to Syria . Putting it in Syria put it out of the prying eyes of the State Department . Then the State Department had the bright idea to put a consulate in Benghazi without adequate security , given the situation …

.. then comes the attack on the consulate and the Annex [both] in Benghazi …

.. Oops ..

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… What is the ObamaCrap White House thinking ?? [BenghaziGate] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 26th,2014

.. when they were playing cutesy – pie with YouTube over the video that they were attacking as the supposed ” cause ” of the attack on the consulate at Benghazi , Libya ?? …

.. [h/t — HotAir]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. you really have to wonder , at that point , what the White House was doing and thinking toying with YouTube ?? . YouTube will take a video down if it does not meet its rules . Also , like most any other content provider , it would do something for the nation , in terms of national security , if the situation is important enough . But , why at that point ??

.. that those idiots were already thinking and acting on this is grossly incriminating . Especially the timing ….

.. from HotAir …

The subject line of the e-mail, which was sent at 9:11 p.m. Eastern Time on the night of the attack, is “Update on Response to actions – Libya.” The was written hours before the attack was over…

“White House is reaching out to U-Tube [sic] to advice ramification of the posting of the Pastor Jon video,” the e-mail reads, according to Issa.

Asked about the document, a senior White House official told ABC News it demonstrates that the White House genuinely believed the video sparked the attack all along, a belief that turned out to be incorrect…

Issa has an entirely different view. He contends the document contradicts the White House assertion that it was the CIA who first pinned blame for the attack on protests in response to the anti-Islamic video.

The “Pastor Jon video” is, I believe, a garbled reference to Pastor Terry Jones, who was publicizing the Mohammed movie to coincide with the anniversary of 9/11. But anyway: Does the e-mail prove the White House’s good faith by showing that the YouTube video was on their radar from the beginning and not something they cooked up to make Susan Rice’s spin that Sunday a bit easier? Or does it prove that the YouTube video did indeed come from a political outfit like the White House, not intelligence agents? Actually, you don’t need the new e-mail to ask that question. At 10:08 p.m. on the night of the attack, less than an hour after the e-mail was sent, the State Department issued this statement from Hillary Clinton:

I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. As we work to secure our personnel and facilities, we have confirmed that one of our State Department officers was killed. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who have suffered in this attack.

This evening, I called Libyan President Magariaf to coordinate additional support to protect Americans in Libya. President Magariaf expressed his condemnation and condolences and pledged his government’s full cooperation.

Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.

There’s no question that the video was on the White House’s radar from the beginning. The questions are (a) who put it there, the CIA or some political actor, and more importantly, (b) why was it still there three days later after information had begun flowing in that a jihadi group was behind the whole thing? The “spontaneous protest” theory was more durable than it should have been, it seems, to the point where it took weeks for Obama to start calling the attack an, er, attack. Figuring out why it was durable is one of Gowdy’s core tasks, along with that pesky government-suppressing-speech thing.

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… Busted ! [Judicial Watch suit uncovers the (Benghazi) Truth] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 10th,2014

.. Well , someone finally got it .

.. and , boy , is it a real honey ! ..

.. [h/t — JudicialWatch.org]..

.. [link] to the public information ..

.. it takes a little while to sink in , but Wow ! Did the ObamaCraps get caught in  a coverup . Not only that , but election fraud , to boot …

.. from e – mails uncovered by JudicialWatch in a lawsuit that they lodged in 2013 against the State Department , it was the White House , specifically , the National Security Council , and , more specifically , then – Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhoades who came up with  the bright idea to blame the whole thing on the videotape . That is one coverup , but there is another . ..

.. the Second coverup is the policy failure at Benghazi . They knew that the consulate and  the CIA annex were exposed , and did NOTHING ! . Even more , another coverup , is of the activities of the CIA at the consulate and the annex . I believe that the C.IA. was running guns and weapons clandestinely to the Syrian rebels . They did not want higher – ups to know exactly what they were doing , but the higher – ups found out , and supported the mission . However , the support left the Annex exposed to being attacked by other operattives , which it later was …

.. more  to come , undoubtedly ! …

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… Pete Hoekstra drops the Hammer …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 16th,2014

.. on Mike Morrell and the ObamaCraps …

.. he has no holds barred …

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the show segment …

.. Pete Hoekstra was a Congresscritter from the Great State of  Michigan for quite a few years . He was no partisan , and was a moderate ,  relatively speaking . That is why he made it where he did to what he did …

.. he spares nothing , and I expect that there will be more …

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… POTUS is a Coward …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,April 10th,2014

.. he knows where the Benghazi terrorists are , but will not go get them …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the blog..

.. so says Congressman Mike Rogers , the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee ….

.. Rogers is a former F.B.I. Agent . To be the Intel Chair , you have to have the absolute highest security clearance . If he is saying this publically …

.. Yeowch !! …

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… The Stonewall Cracks …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 4th,2014

.. and by a little more than you might think …

.. so , what is this all about ?? …

.. it was having the former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence [Micheal Morrell] on the hot seat …. but not in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee …

.. he was in front of the House Intelligence Committee … and that makes a very big difference ..

.. Morrell pretty much admitted that he lied , openly and brazenly , in front of the committee … gee , I wonder why ? It is because the Eric Holder – led Department of InJustice is so politically abused by the ObamaCraps that no senior level ObamaCrap will be held responsible for his or her actions …. no matter how outrageous the act , or how brazen …

.. Morrell was corralled by the GOP members into admitting that he was the responsible party for playing around with the ” talking points . ” Worse yet , he co – ordinated on them with the ObamaCrap White House . Ouch !

.. there are more steps to come , but at least , this truth is out  , and yes , it matters (contrary to Hillary Rodham Clinton) … you might wonder why ??

.. it is not just that 4 people died . That is the abundantly obvious . They and their survivors are owed an answer about everything that happened …. and they are owed the truth . The truth . The whole truth , and nothing but the truth ! …

.. it is also the survivors . They were left for dead , and nothing was done to rescue them . Only their own intrubidity and skill and guts helped to keep the death toll at four . It could have been a great deal higher …

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… More on Benghazi …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,December 29th,2013

.. and , yes , it is still a ” live ” investigation …

.. [h/t — hotair.com]

.. [link] to the post , and the Meet the DePressed video of Representative Issa ‘ s appearance …

.. the DummyCraps would really like this one to go away . Why ? There are major unanswered questions still pending , like

.. [-] What were POTUS and SecState Clinton talking about in the infamous 10pm phone call on Sept. 11th , 2012? ..[-] Why was the military given a standdown order , no matter who was in danger at Benghazi ? .. [-] What was the CIA doing at Benghazi ? ..[-] Why was our embassy not given the security it requested ? , ..[-] among others …

.. the ObamaCraps have played the ” four – corners ” stall on this , wanting it to go away … ironically , since ObamaCrapCare blew up as a colossal mess , it has been overshadowed …

.. there are serious questions to be answered folks .. no doubt about it . The lack of co – operation from the ObamaCrap Administration is a disgrace . Basically , the ObamaCraps have been getting away with bloody murder …

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… Nice One , Dummies [Benghazi] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,December 29th,2013

.. the New York Slimes seems to think that there was no involvement by Al Qaeda , except that there was , stoopid …

.. [h/t — www.theGatewayPundit.com]

.. [link] to the post

… you can see clearly in these contemporaneous news images from the post that that there were Al Qaeda flags all over the place in Benghazi  … you would not see that for their health . They are there for a reason…

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… Cooked ! [ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 5th,2013

.. you do not expect CBS snooze these days to do serious news gathering .

.. Well , that may well be changing . Sharyl Atkisson has been driving the ObamaCrap Administration by breaking story after story on the Benghazi scandal . That one alone has to be given His Lordship plenty of grey hairs . Not that he does not deserve it . He does , and plenty of them .

.. Now Jan Crawford seems to be following in Atkisson ‘ s lead . Crawford is sinking her considerable professional chops into the colossal botch of the website launch of ObamaCrapCare . Boy , oh boy , does she give the ObamaCraps a roasting …

[link] — this is the link to the CBS snooze piece by Crawford . It is well worth watching …

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… Earth to Jay Carney [the World Wonders] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 31st,2013

.. about your comments (many different times) about Benghazi , as to :

[-] Benghazi is a “phony ” scandal , when it is very , very real ,

[-] he refers things to the F.B.I. , when the media well knows who is responsible ,

English: Jay Carney giving a press briefing.

English: Jay Carney giving a press briefing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

[-] survivors of the attack are being made to sign legally questionable non – disclosure agreements . These NDAs are in vioation of public policy , and are thusly non legal or enforcable . Those forcing them are guilty of conspiracy , and obstruction of justice , to say the least ,

[-] these same survivors are being ordered not to talk to congressional investigators , members of law enforcement , and sitting members of Congress ? See previous ,

[-] What exactly happened with the E.O.P. and the E.O.SecState during the attack ? The World Wonders ?!?!

… to be rather blunt , and honest , LIAR , LIAR , PANTS ON FIRE !!!!

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… It is Time to Tell the Truth , POTUS …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 25th,2013

.. The ObamaCrap White House keeps trying the line that the current spate of scandals are not scandals. The administration even tried the excuse that it is all a GOP witch hunt . H.R.C. on Benghazi tried, “What difference does it make?” POTUS

has insisted that he did not know or was not told about significant and unprecedented policies (e.g. surveilling reporters, creating a new criminal theory to punish reporting) . His chief spokesman has even tried the suggestion that it is a good thing for the president not to be told certain things (e.g. the IRS scandal) before he reads about it in the papers .

.. Are you Nuts ?!?!

.. The Boss is not going to know everything . God knows , the federal government is so goddamn big , it is impossible to know everything about everything that is going on . However , morally , as well as constitutionally , he is responsible . The military understands this , all to well , from the doctrine of “command responsibility.” Those people are presidential appointees or , they are career people at senior levels . He is responsible for them , and for their actions .

.. Throwing people “under the bus” certainly not the most senior figures responsible for a spasm of overreach , political witch-hunting and egregious incompetence. Firing underlings isn’t an effective strategy. It’s a start, but not the sort of advice the ObamaCrap White House should adopt with hopes this will all blow over in a month.

.. How about [these] steps?

[-] President Obama instructs everyone in his administration to grant full cooperation to Congress , inspectors general , and the FBI , in whatever investigations transpired . Senior officials would understand that it is not acceptable to take the Fifth.

[-] POTUS asks the State Department Accountability Review Board (already under scrutiny for its slap-dash job) to go back to work , and question Hillary Clinton and other senior officials , whom they did not bother to interview the first time on Benghazi.

[-] He offers his own staff to come clean on their roles in the IRS , MediaGate , and Benghazi scandals .

[-] Finding someone who might be responsible to fire . POTUS fires the AG for, among other things , failing to adhere to and make certain his department followed the practice of every other administration regarding the details of dealing with spying on reporters .

[-] He requests an independent prosecutor (not an independent counsel) to determine if he lied to Congress about the non-written recusal. He hires a respected, independent-minded AG .

[-] The president agrees to a clear-the-air press conference , with notice in advance to the news networks and the broadcast networks that it will be a looong one . He should be expected to answer all questions on Benghazi, the IRS, spying on reporters

[-] This presser should also be expected to deal with the HHS shakedown of the healthcare companies .

[-] He should offer an apology to members of the press who were surveilled . He should apologize to the press corpse , as a whole . He will not filibuster or impune the motives of those asking hard questions .

[-] The president then hires a senior & respected figure as chief of staff [ala Ronaldus Magnus] , who among other things , is directed to replace any member of the staff or the communications team who misled the media and the American people.

.. This administrations has , to say the least , acted in ways that enrage voters and citizens . Those actions embody the Chicago Way (reward your friends, destroy enemies, use the law as a weapon) . POTUS is going to have to try to break himself and his staff of these habits .

.. If he cannot break himself of the addiction to Chicago – style bare – knuckles brawling with political opponents , his presidency may well collapse. If he manages to rise above it , he might accomplish something in his second term .

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… How Many Fibs , How Short a Time …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 25th,2013

.. to be frankly honest , it has taken a extraordinarily inordinate amount of time for people to understand that they are being given , at best , half –  truths on everything from Benghazi to Obamacare .

.. This lack of believability has greatly damaged the image of voters on big government , to the dismay of liberal statists.

In foreign policy, the credibility problem plagues him. Consider all the things

Obama has asserted that simply aren’t true :

[-] Israel

[-] the Middle East “so-called” peace process

[-] the “Russian Reset”

the Arms Treaty was a one – sided deal , and now l ‘ affaire Snowden …

[-] Sanctions are working against Iran.

[-] Bashar al-Assad was a reformer before he was on the verge of being ousted before we did not know who to back before we took a half – step two years too late.

[-] Benghazi was the result of some video.

[-] We could exit Iraq with no status of forces agreement without threatening gains there .

[-] We could work with Mohamed Morsi.

[-] China is a constructive operator on the world stage .

[-] Al – Quaeda is out of business , especially without Osama Bin Laden

[-] Vladimir Putin’s election was praiseworthy.

… it goes On and On and On and On …

.. One can understand that Obama may have not been intentionally misleading . Well , to be honest , given the actions (Medvedev , Russian Reset , Iraq , soft on the Palestinians / hard on Israel) , I think that POTUS is a pathological liar .

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… You Have Got to be Kidding … Cha , Cha , Cha …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,June 5th,2013

.. Tom Donilon , the master leaker and political hack , out . Susan Rice , from the UN to the NSC . Samantha Power , a longtime veteran leftwing loon anarchist , from the depts of the NSC , to be our U. S. Ambassador to the U. N. .

.. You have got to be kidding ?!?!

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says President Barack Obama will name former aide Samantha Power as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Power will replace Susan Rice, who will take over as Obama’s national security adviser. The official says Obama will announce both appointments from the White House Wednesday afternoon.

Power is a longtime Obama adviser who worked on his 2008 presidential campaign and ran the human rights office in the White House. She left the administration in February but was considered the favorite to replace Rice at the U.N.

The official insisted on anonymity in order to confirm the appointment before it was publicly announced.

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s top national security adviser Tom Donilon is resigning . He will be replaced  by U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice , marking a significant  shakeup to the White House foreign policy team.  A White House official confirmed the personnel changes Wednesday  morning ahead of a planned announcement by the president later in the day.

Donilon has been a key foreign policy adviser to Obama since he             first took office. But the 58-year-old had been expected to depart             sometime this year, with Rice seen as the likely candidate to             replace him.             Rice, a close Obama confidante, came under withering criticism from             Republicans as part of the investigations into the deadly attack on             a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. Rice, relying on talking points             from the intelligence community, said in television interviews that             the attacks were likely spontaneous, which was later proven             incorrect.             Obama considered nominating Rice as his second-term secretary of             state, but she withdrew amid the GOP criticism, saying she didn’t             want her confirmation fight to be a distraction for the White House.             Her new post as national security adviser does not require Senate             confirmation.             The White House official said Donilon is expected to stay on the job             until early July, after Obama wraps up two overseas trips and a             summit later this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping.             The official insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the personnel             changes before they were publicly announced.

… and the reaction , from a video clip , from RealClearPolitics …

..JAMES CARVILLE : ” My guess is that he wanted her to be Secretary of State , and he felt like she kind of got railroaded there and this is kind of in your face

appointment, but he obviously thinks a great deal of Ambassador Rice. Like I say , he wanted her to be Secretary of State. She’s not confirmable and it ‘ s like a message that he’s going to stick by. He views her as a competent person and probably as a friend of his. You know, I think it’s an in your face appointment and he feels good about making it . ”

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… Release the Transcripts , Mr Chairman …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 4th,2013

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(Issa , at left)

.. House Oversight Cmte Chairman Darrel Issa [R-Ca] should release the transcripts from the interviews with the I.R.S. employees . After an appropriate interval . Also , put them on PDF files , so that people can scan thru them .

.. All of them . Once they are ready for primetime , release them . Not in bits and pieces . Let the bloggers and the media have at it . It should make for some VERY interesting reading

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… You Have to be Kidding Me … (She got a Promotion ???)

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 30th,2013

You have got to be kidding me , She gets a promotion ???

… from the Daily Caller (Vince Coglianese)

Obama promotes Benghazi talking points editor to assistant secretary of state

The woman responsible for completely removing references to terrorism from the Benghazi

talking points has been nominated by President Obama to become an assistant secretary

of state.

Victoria Nuland — the State Department spokeswoman who famously altered the talking

points regarding the Sept. 11, 2012 attack — will become assistant secretary of state

for European and Eurasian affairs if the nomination clears the Senate.

It’s a toxic nomination for the president to put forward, particularly as congressional

Republicans hammer the administration for failures in readiness and response to the

attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

Nuland is a central character in those criticisms, having expressed “serious concerns”

about any mention of terrorism.

Four Americans died in the terror attack, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya

Christopher Stevens.

.. considering the monkeyshines that she was involved in , Victoria Nuland deserves to

be fired , NOW . A promotion ? That is waaaay beyond outrageous ! .

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… Are You Kidding Me ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 27th,2013

Victoria Nuland , the hack who had an active hand in monkeying around with the Benghazi – related talking points , is getting a promotion ???

.. What a joke !

… She deserves an indictment , a conviction , and a loooong prison sentence . Not a new job . What a frickin ‘ joke . A hack gets promoted , while professional and career Foreign Service Officers like Greg Hicks are sent (likely , permanently) to the bench . How ridiculous is that .

[h/t — WhiteHouseDossier.com]

The  State Department spokeswoman who played a pivotal role in deleting portions of the Benghazi talking points has been tapped by President Obama for a plum new post, bagging a nomination to become assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs.

Nuland is a career foreign service officer who had held many high-level positions, including under George W. Bush. But her nomination to handle the European portfolio will likely be seen by Republicans as an example of the president flipping the bird their way.

Senate confirmation in the current environment would seem unlikely, at best.

During the process of whittling the original CIA talking points down, a reference to participation in the Benghazi attack by al Qaeda-linked elements was deleted. Nuland had expressed “serious concerns” about mentioning the terrorists. And she also asserted that including references to previous attacks against foreigners in Benghazi “could be abused by members to beat the State Department for not paying attention to Agency warnings.”

Nuland was particularly aggressive, pursuing the matter until the concerns of her superiors were satisfied.

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… Anyone want to watch Bob Schieffer make DannyBoyPfeiffer look like an Idiot ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,May 21st,2013

Anyone want to Watch Bob Schieffer of CBS make DannyBoyPfeiffer look like an Idiot

.. believe you me , it is not that hard .

.. Pfeiffer is the ObamaCrap WhiteHouse spokesflack – du – jour . He made the full ” Ginsberg , ” appearing on all five major network Sunday shows . You figure he might have drilled , or practiced for the experience . Or , better yet , had experience before he got his job . OOOOOhhhhh , NNNNNoooo .

.. Schieffer has pretty much had it with this crowd . At least the Clintonoids knew what they were saying , as well as what they were doing , and why . The ObamaCraps are nowhere near as good at it , and their message machine is way beyond second – rate . They should be better at this , but they are not .

to quote … [h/t newsbusters.org

Bob Schieffer, chief Washington correspondent ...

Bob Schieffer, chief Washington correspondent for “CBS News” and anchor/moderator of “Face the Nation . ” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

]

DAN PFEIFFER, SENIOR WHITE HOUSE ADVISOR: The point that our Chief of Staff is making is that this is the Republican playbook here which is try, when they don’t have a positive agenda, try to drag Washington into a swamp of partisan fishing expeditions, trumped up hearings and false allegations. We’re not going to let that distract us and the President from actually doing the people’s work and fighting for the middle class.

BOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: You know, I don’t want to compare this in any way to Watergate. I do not think this is Watergate by any stretch. But you weren’t born then I would guess, but I have to tell you that is exactly the approach that the Nixon administration took. They said, “These are all second-rate things. We don’t have time for this. We have to devote our time to the people’s business.” You’re taking exactly the same line they did.

After Pfeiffer continued with evasive talking points, Schieffer again scolded:

SCHIEFFER: But Mr. Pfeiffer, and I don’t mean to be argumentative here, but the President is in charge of the executive branch of the government. It’s my, I’ll just make this as an assertion: when the executive branch does things right, there doesn’t seem to be any hesitancy of the White House to take credit for that. When Osama bin Laden was killed, the President didn’t waste any time getting out there and telling people about it.

But with all of these things, when these things happen, you seem to send out officials many times who don’t even seem to know what has happened. And I use as an example of that Susan Rice who had no connection whatsoever to the events that took place in Benghazi, and yet she was sent out, appeared on this broadcast, and other Sunday broadcasts, five days after it happens, and I’m not here to get in an argument with you about who changed which word in the talking points and all that. The bottom line is what she told the American people that day bore no resemblance to what had happened on the ground in an incident where four Americans were killed.

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… Steve Hayes is Right …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 20th,2013

Steve is right

.. I am referring to Steve Hayes of the Weekly Standard . He is more right than he realizes .

.. Yea , we have received 100 pages of White House – released e – mails . However , I most strongly doubt that this is it . There are likely lots more e – mails than that . According to Neil Munro of the [Daily Caller] , there is a 2 day gap in the process . Uh – Huh , the first 2 days , right after the attacks (September 13th & 14th) . The e – mails and the CYA mode start on September 15th .

.. Simple . To reiterate . Release the e = mails . Redact what one must , within reason , for national security reasons . But release the e – mails .

.. ALL OF THEM !! ..

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… Um, Dan , What the President was or was not Doing Does Matter …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,May 19th,2013

.. POTUS is not just head of state , but head of the government . He is command  responsible for the actions of his appointees (including you , stupid) . What is going on , whether he is aware or not , matters . It always matters .

.. To say it does not is itself offensive , Dan . You would serve Mr. Obama best by submitting your resignation , Dan . You are a disaster as WHCD , and you do not present convincing spin , much less arguments , in presentation of the Administration ‘ s message . What you do do , sucks !

Host Chris Wallace reminds Pfeiffer that Obama didn’t really talk with Secretary   Clinton, Secretary Panetta, or Martin Dempsey ,       chairman of the Joint Chiefs of  Staff, that night. “He was talking to his national security staff,” Pfeiffer insists.

Asked about whether the president entered the Situation Room, Pfeiffer says, “I don’t  remember what room the president was in on that night, and that’s a largely  irrelevant fact.”

Pfeiffer then argues that Wallace’s questions about the president’s handling of the Benghazi terror attack are “offensive.”

.. A transcript on an exchange this morning [May 19th , 2013] from FoxNews’ Fox News Sunday … [h/t the Weekly Standard] .  A video link of the exchange is posted here .

UPDATE: Here’s a full rush transcript of the exchange:

WALLACE: let’s turn to benghazi. he had a meeting with panetta in the afternoon, heard

about this on an unrelated subject, wanted them to deploy forces as soon as possible.

the next time he shows up, hillary clinton says she spoke to him at around 10:00 that

night after the attack at the consulate, not the annex, but the attack at the consulate

had ended. question, what did the president do the rest of that night to pursue

benghazi?

PFEIFFER:  the president was kept up to do throughout the entire night, from the moment

it started till the end. this is a horrible tragedy, people that he sent abroad whose

lives are in risk, people who work for him. i recognize that there’s a series of

conspiracy theories the republicans are spinning about this since the night it

happened, but there’s been an independent review of this, congress has held hearings,

we provided 250,000 pages of — 250,000 pages of documents up there. there’s been 11

hearings, 20 staff briefings. everyone has found the same thing. this is a tragedy. the

question is not what happened that night. the question is what are we going to do to

move forward and ensure it doesn’t happen again? congress should act on what the

president called for earlier this week, to pass legislation to actually allow us to

implement the recommendations of the accountability review board. when we send

diplomats off into far-flung places, there’s inherent risk. we need to mitigate that

risk.

WALLACE: with all due respect, you didn’t answer my question. what did the president do

that night?

PFEIFFER:  kept up to date with the events as they were happening.

WALLACE: he didn’t talk to the secretary of state except for the one time when the

first attack was over. he didn’t talk to the secretary of defense, he didn’t talk to

chiefs. the chairman of the joint who was he talking to?

PFEIFFER:  his national security staff, his national security council.

WALLACE: was he in the situation room?

PFEIFFER:  he was kept up to date throughout the day.

WALLACE: do you know know whether he was in the situation room?

PFEIFFER:  i don’t know what room he was in that night. that’s a largely irrelevant

fact.

WALLACE: well —

PFEIFFER:  the premise of your question, somehow there was something that could have

been done differently, okay, that would have changed the outcome here. the

accountability roof board has looked at this, people have looked at this. it’s a

horrible tragedy, and we have to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

WALLCE: here’s the point, though, the ambassador goes missing, the first ambassador in

more than 30 years is killed. four americans, including the ambassador, are killed.

dozens of americans are in jeopardy. the president at 4:00 in the afternoon says to the

chairman of the joint chiefs to deploy forces. no forces are deployed. where is he

while all this is going on?

PFEIFFER:  this has been tested to by —

WALLACE: well, no. no one knows where he is, who was involved, the —

PFEIFFER:  the suggestion of your question that somehow the president —

WALLACE: i just want to know the answer.

PFEIFFER:  the assertions from republicans that the president didn’t take action is

offensive. there’s no evidence to support it.

WALLACE: i’m simply asking a question. where was he? what did he do? how did he respond

in who told him you can’t deploy forces and what was his president?

PFEIFFER:  the president was in the white house that day, kept up to date by his

national security team, spoke to the join

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… Um , Dan , the Law is Never Irrelevant ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,May 19th,2013

.. Not only is Dan Pfeiffer a lousy liar , he thinks that the law is irrelevant . Well  , Dan , the law is never irrelevant . Bucko , your boss holds the office . You serve him . It is his sworn constitutional duty “to preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States . Also , while he is at it , it is also his sworn constitutional duty to see to “the faithful execution of the law . ” [singular , as well as plural]

[h/t — the Weekly Standard]

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… Obama ‘ s Indifference to Stupidity and Incompetence …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,May 19th,2013

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the...

… POTUS in one of his not-so-fine moments …(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

.. I am amazed , matter of fact , astonished , at the Democrat ‘ s indifference to stupidity , corruption , and incompetence . Democrats in general , and liberals in particular cannot understand what all of the noise from Benghazi is about , though they are willing to concede that the deaths of the American ambassador and his three colleagues were a tragedy .

.. The families of the dead deserve the nation ‘ s thoughts . But whatever bad happened in Benghazi was a bureaucratic failure , and the word at the White House is that bureaucrats can fix it . God help up . Bureaucrats , to the rescue ? No thanks .

.. Our numbnut idiotic loonie left , which judges everything on the scales of expediency , cannot understand why special operators were so willing to jump into the fight , without orders , without being asked . They also cannot understand why these  same people were furious when they were given “stand down” orders .

.. Ordinary Americans have been thrilled with pride to the stories of blood and flesh spent to attempt the rescue of the helpless . Soldiers throughout our nation ‘ s history have redeemed the promise that no one will be left behind . Somebody tried .

.. There is no evidence that this White House appreciates courage , whether it is reckless or otherwise , and the can-do spirit that saves causes that are otherwise lost. Barack Obama prefers to lead from behind . He’ll take the credit if everything works out OK – and if nothing good  works out, he’ll make a nice speech . It is in the DNA .

.. A nation will not long survive the inability to recognize enemies , and the indifference to stupidity , corruption , and incompetence . Our country has to defend itself from all enemies , whether they are foreign , or that they are domestic .

.. So , let the investigations begin.

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… the Disgrace of Benghazi …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 11th,2013

.. It is absolutely clear , now , beyond a doubt , that something very , very wrong happened at the Benghazi mission on September 11th and 12th , 2012 . It still is a battle , though , to find out exactly what happened . Also , to act to bring to account the guilty parties , and hold them responsible for their actions .

.. the Benghazi hearings have come and gone , and Barack Obama and the Democrats turn now to stuffing charge and

Official photographic portrait of US President...

… guess who ?? …

countercharge . The lies the president and his men and (mostly) women told in the days after the great betrayal must be swept from sight. Can’t everybody shut up?

.. The Dems are getting a great deal of help from the usual help in the LameStreamMedia  . Amazingly , so , now , that is beginning to change . They do not want to be awakened until it is all over ,  and it is o.k to go on to  more exciting things, like budget hearings, elections in Lower Slobbovia and the environmental whine of the day.

.. Jay Carney , the president ‘ s press agent , repeated the official White House view Wednesday that it’s all “politics.” Which it is , but not in the way that he wants everyone to think it is. “Politics” is to Washington what “sex” is to a bordello; what would you expect to find in either place? Benghazi is not politics , but criminal incompetence and even worse .
 
.. The House hearings on Wednesday produced no smoking gun , as of yet , but a hell of  a lot of smoke , to employ another popular capital cliché . It added heartbreaking detail to the astonishing story of a smoking consulate , and how the lives of an American diplomat and  three of his colleagues were weighed by a cynical White House against the requirements of a close-fought presidential campaign. A political campaign once lost is done and gone .

.. Gregory Hicks, the No. 2 man in the American embassy in Tripoli, gave riveting detail about how the ambassador was left twisting slowly , slowly in the poisonous smoke of the burning consulate. American special operations teams were then enraged when they were told they could not fly in to the rescue. It was too far, senior officials said, and the rescuers would get there too late . Yea , but how would they know .

.. There was no point in trying; the embassy would send an inspection team after breakfast the following morning. The rescue teams were “furious,” Mr. Hicks testified , and could not understand why they were told to stand down. “None of us should ever
have to experience what we went through in Tripoli and Benghazi,” he said.

.. These riveting details would have given the lie to the campaign assurances of President Obama that everything was OK in the

English: Jay Carney, American journalist

… Jay Carney , White House Propagandist …

Middle East, that he had personally destroyed al Qaeda. The war on terror was over. It was back to “re-setting” relations with a warmer, friendlier Islam. No one understood  this better than the campaign mavens at the White House, for whom the only national security concerns were to get  their man a second term. Nothing did and nobody else mattered .

.. This is a very different White House than any the country ever had before. We have left Americans to die before, when there was no alternative. The defenders at Wake Island and Corregidor were left to the tender mercies of the enemy, but no president before this one left Americans to die, begging for help, just to save an election. Benghazi was a brutal betrayal, writ large with the blood of innocents. The perfidy of the guiltywill not be forgotten.
   

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… Why Obama ‘ s Second Term is a Bomb ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 11th,2013

[-] same old , same old political script , ready for the veiled counterpunch .

English: Barack Obama Deutsch: Barack Obama

… who do you think it is ?!?! …

[-] same old , same old message — get a jump , and go over on to the attack .
[-] the great American fib – a – thon on the Sequester .
[-] Obama wound up ratifying all but a sliver of the Bush tax cuts.
[-] Operation Punish the Public blew up in his face
[-] the Democrats are realizing that his attraction is not lasting for the Democratic Party , and will have massive damage with voting blocks , over time .
[-] You-know-who lost on gun control.
[-] His national-security flops on Benghazi, North Korea, Syria and more still
plague him while his secretary of defense is uninspiring and his secretary of
state is gaffe-prone. Obama gave lovely speeches after the Boston bombing, but
scrutiny is now being focused on potential lapses by the FBI and/or CIA.
[-] The economy remains anemic .
[-] Max Baucus has a big mouth
[-] A large group of Senate Democrats have announced retirement , rather than
face the music in 2014.
[-] His presidency has helped induce a wave of George W. Bush nostalgia . and There
is a long, long way to go before Obama leaves office.

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…Ouch , but it is true …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,October 12th,2012

… and on point ! …

… the attack on our consulate in Benghazi , Libya was a terrorist attack . It was from the first , and the Obama Administration knew it . Worse yet , they LIED about it …

… We are owed the god ‘  s honest truth about what it was , what happened , and for the ObamaCraps to cut out the unadulterated bull …

… The simplest way to put it : was put by a columnist . I am reposting his column (from National Review) because he is an  excellent wordsmith . He is not a particular favourite of mine . He is good , and I do read him on a regular basis , however …

People Died, Obama Lied

An anonymous State Department official told the Associated Press last Tuesday: “That was not our conclusion” — namely, that a notorious YouTube video that lampooned the Islamic prophet Mohammed unleashed deadly mayhem upon America’s consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

This denial should shock anyone who watched the news after U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were murdered on the eleventh anniversary of September 11. That anti-Islamic video’s culpability certainly was the “conclusion” among top administration officials, including President Obama. They fingered the video for eight days, even as evidence mounted that these Americans were slain in a commando-style operation that involved machine guns and mortar shells, not banners and placards.

As Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier and Bill O’Reilly each detailed on Wednesday, Team Obama energetically promoted this now-repudiated “conclusion.”

September 11: Despite anti-video demonstrations in Cairo, Benghazi is tranquil. According to diplomats, “everything is calm. There’s nothing unusual. There has been nothing unusual during the day at all outside. No protests all day.”

At 9:40 p.m. local time, however, gunfire and explosions rock the consulate’s front gate.

September 12: As these homicides become clear, President Obama says, “We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. None.” Obama then skips his daily intelligence briefing and jets to a Las Vegas fundraiser.

September 13: “The United States government had absolutely nothing to do with this video,” Secretary of State Clinton declares. “We absolutely reject its content and message.” Repeated efforts to distance the U.S. government from the video actually publicize it. Paradoxically, it grows increasingly toxic.

September 14: “We have no information to suggest that it was a pre-planned attack,” White House press secretary Jay Carney announces. “The unrest we’ve seen around the region has been in reaction to a video that Muslims, many Muslims find offensive.”

That day, as the murdered Americans’ remains reach Andrews Air Force Base, Clinton says: “We have seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with. It is hard for the American people to make sense of that because it is senseless.”

September 16: United Nations ambassador Susan Rice tells Fox News Sunday that “this was not a pre-planned, premeditated attack.” She calls it “a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in Cairo as a consequence of the video.”

September 18: “You had a video released by somebody who lives here, sort of a shadowy character, who has an extremely offensive video directed at Mohammed and Islam,” President Obama tells comedian David Letterman. Obama adds that “extremists and terrorists used this as an excuse to attack a variety of embassies including the consulate in Libya.”

September 19: Team Obama abruptly changes tune. National Counterterrorism director Matthew Olsen informs the Senate Homeland Security Committee, “I would say yes, they were killed in the course of the terrorist attack on our embassy.”

September 20: “It’s self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack,” Carney announces. Somehow, this self-evidence had eluded the public.

Why would Team Obama essentially accuse a video of these murders, even as Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Wood — leader of a 16-man, dedicated military unit withdrawn from Libya last August — called the hit “instantly recognizable” as terrorism?

During President Obama’s difficult campaign, that fantasy was far more palatable than this reality: A premeditated, well-executed al-Qaeda strike on a U.S. mission eradicated four Americans, even after they longed for the security assistance that might have prevented them from coming home in caskets.

Ambassador Stevens warned Washington that Libya “remains unpredictable, volatile, and violent.”

Eric Nordstrom, a former U.S. security officer in Libya, told the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee on Wednesday that State documented 230 security incidents in Libya between June 2011 and July 2012. Nordstrom consequently requested twelve more security personnel.

“‘You are asking for the sun, moon and the stars,’” Nordstrom says a State Department regional director complained. Nordstrom then describes his greatest frustration in this assignment.

“It is not the hardships,” Nordstrom says. “It is not the gunfire. It is not the threats. It is dealing and fighting against the people, programs, and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me.” As he told that regional director, “For me the Taliban is on the inside of the building.”

Nordstrom ultimately concluded that “we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an incident. And the question that we would ask is again, ‘How thin does the ice need to get until someone falls through?’”

These inconvenient truths would have obviated Team Obama’s “bin Laden is dead, al-Qaeda is comatose” reelection theme. Thus, the same government that apparently leaks secrets to make the president look tough evidently oozed falsehoods to keep him from looking weak.

In short: People died, Obama lied.

Deroy Murdock is a Fox News contributor, a nationally syndicated columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service, and a media fellow with the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University.

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… the ObamaCraps do not like the Hot Seat …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 11th,2012

ABC correspondent Jake Tapper during a prime t...

Jake Tapper

… it is getting to be abundantly obvious that the Obama Administration does not like being on the ” hot seat . ” A big part of being in political office is being accountable for one ‘ s actions . These days , that is being increasingly hard to do. Today ‘ s White House Press Briefing is a case in point …

… besides it being the first full scale Press Briefing in a couple of weeks …

… ABC ‘ s chief White House correspondent , Jake Tapper , had the floor , and he went on the attack  …

{info , Breitbart Media , Big Government}

TAPPER: Lieutenant Colonel Wood and Eric Nordstrom, the former regional security officer, have both suggested that there were efforts from the U.S. embassy in Libya to have more security, and the State Department — State Department officials wouldn’t let it happen. Why? Why didn’t the State Department listen to these men on the ground in Libya who wanted there to be more security?

CARNEY: Jake, as I said, there is no question that the result of what happened in Benghazi is not acceptable. Four Americans killed is not an acceptable situation, and that is why the president moved so quickly to ensure that an investigation was launched to bring the perpetrators to justice, the killers to justice, and a review was launched at the State Department to look at our security posture at the Bengali — I mean, not Bengali — at the Benghazi facility and elsewhere.

You know, those matters are under investigation. They are also being discussed in a public hearing on Capitol Hill today by the individuals and officials, both career and otherwise, who know the specifics of that. What I can tell you is what the president’s interest is in. He is very interested in bringing the perpetrators to justice and ensuring that we find out what happened, why it happened and taking steps to ensure that it never happens again.

TAPPER: Well, it’s been roughly a month. You have absolutely no idea why it happened? You don’t know why the State Department — (inaudible)?

CARNEY: Well, I think — I think, as we’re hearing on Capitol Hill today, we have learned a great deal as this investigation has progressed, and we have been very clear about what we have known at different stages of this process over the last several weeks and what we have yet to learn and the fact that at each stage, the investigation continues, and more facts may be developed that change our understanding of what happened. State Department officials are on Capitol Hill today being very clear about what we know now based on the several weeks of investigation that have taken place. They are also making clear that the investigation continues and that the Accountability Review Board that is looking into the issues of diplomatic security is continuing its work. You know, I’m not prepared to preview the results of an investigation that — or a review that have — that are not yet complete or to second-guess what the experts in the field are going to conclude.

Ouch !!

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