Scandal: David Petraeus´ admission that he knew almost immediately that Benghazi was a terrorist attack raises anew our question: Was he coerced into telling lawmakers Sept. 14 that it was caused by a video? The tangled web that is Benghazi-gate got more tangled Friday when, according to Rep. Peter King, David Petraeus testified in a closed-door hearing that his agency determined immediately after the Sept. 11 Libya attack that "al-Qaida involvement" was suspected — but that the line was taken out in the final version circulated to and by administration officials.
I think people are reading way too much into Petraeus´s testimony. Basically all he acknowledged was that the attack wasn´t a street protest gone bad. There are press reports from 9/12 and 9/13 calling the attack a planned act of terrorism brought on by the video. These reports obviously were fed to the press by the administration. Rice still has plenty of cover. Turkey and General Counsel Akin are the key to this case.
Congress needs to get General Ham who was relieved of his command at Africom as well as the admiral u der oath in testimony. Those two can tell us a lot of what was going on that night as well as the thuggery of Obama as his blatant disregard for the lives lost. They weren´t bumps in the road!
My guess is that ALIbama has moles placed in every government agency including the CIA. These plants know every move being made within these agencies and report directly to the man in the oval office. They are in a position to change any document that may be unfavorable to ´the man´ and, yes, even destroy documents if ordered to do so.
I hope that those who voted this worm in for four more years realize that you have a dictator sitting in the white house who has no intention of ever leaving that position and is slowly but surely taking away all of our rights.
Obama and is goons are trying to massage this story bit by bit to make themselves look truthful the whole time. Regardless of what we see today or tomorrow,this story is a ticking time bomb for Obama because he can´t cover all the tracks.
I´m actually angrier at Petraeus´s wife than I am him.She accepted a do nothing job she has no experience in at 180K a year.This is Chicago style buying up loyalty at taxpayers expense.
Another thing Obama has working against him now is that psychologically, since re-election,he owns the country and what comes along with it.
The liberals love pointing their fingers at a republican when something goes bad,just like trumka blaming Romney for Hostess going out of business when there´s no connection between venture capitalism and a company simply going under.
Thank you, 3, for that link to Debbie Schlussel´s blog.
I hope everyone takes the time to go to http://www.debbieschlussel.com/56333/jill-kelley-helped-muslim-nations-hezbollahs-lebanon-infiltrate-central-command-macdill-base-go-to-girl-for-muslim-parties-w-generals/ and read it, including comments.
Looks like we´re in a real pickle with that lemon in the WH.
Petreaus Resignation Statement: "Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as D/CIA. After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours.... "
Apparently the behavior wasn´t "unacceptable" until he was caught, and on the brink of being exposed.
If he was truly an honorable man, he could have singlehandledly exposed the Obama administration at anytime after the Benghazi attack and BEFORE the November 6 election by setting the record straight as he countered their lies about Benghazi, the "stand down" order, the "video," the Susan Rice talk show evasion, and the myth of "Al Queda on the Run" while also revealing that he was directed to go along to get along, or have his affair exposed. He may not have been able to save his marriage, but he might have saved the country from four more years of a this horrific presidency. And really, would a man of honor really want to serve this President?
NOW this makes sense why obama put him in as head of CIA and removed him from his more appropriate and useful role as a soldier. A puppet in the cia who will be dedicated to YOUR safety and concerns and care nothing for the safety of this country. Wonder how many more people-in-important/powerful-positions and politicians, this gang in the whitehouse, have under their control through blackmail?
They had General P by the b-a-double hockey sticks and used him.
They all knew that a you tube video with less than a thousand views before the embassy was attacked was a lousy excuse, but they ran with it, and now we see how this power struggle has exposed a few other things.
We in the citizenry were given the old "bait and switch" which completely fails the test of "plausible deniability" by Obama putting pressure on him to change the report.
Oh no, we couldn´t have a "terrorist attack" by a weak president going into an election...
#6 - Actually, Ms. Petraus´ employment with the government is the same type work she was doing "unpaid" as an officer´s wife from the time he was a Lt. Col. or Squadron Commander. Responsibility falls to the Officers to be keeper of the flock whenever troops deploy and when not deployed; to maintain constant contact with all and supposed to be a "leader". Ms. Petraus´ experience qualified for her job, BUT, the pay was totally out of line IMO. IMO - we will eventually find out the WH knew back in May, if not before, of transgressions of Petraus´ private life and with Benghazi did use it to make him succumb to the story-line of the WH.
Political Correctness: Its force structure decimated by sequestration and budget cuts, the Marine Corps considers exchanging its proud and honored look for hats similar to the gendarmes who direct traffic in Paris. If sequestration´s annual spending cuts continue past this year, the Marine Corps will lose 8,000 in troop strength, Commandant Gen. James F. Amos told the Defense Writers Group in June. But those who remain will at least be fashion-conscious if a proposal for changes in their dress headgear goes forward. Men and women in the Marines
Junk Science: Al Gore, patron saint of climate fraud, argues with Australia´s prime minister that its brushfires are not caused by warming and that the record shows the koala bear, like the polar bear, is quite safe. They were the largest Australian bushfires in a populous region in recorded history, consuming half the state of Victoria, claiming 12 lives and destroying an estimated 1 million sheep and thousands of cattle. And they occurred in February 1851 during one of the coldest years on record. Bushfires have been part of Australian life for centuries
Energy: The Golden State´s governor has signed legislation that regulates but does not ban the technology that has sparked an energy boom nationwide — and which may yet restore the state to solvency. If any state were to ban hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking, the process that releases oil and natural gas trapped in porous shale formations, one would think it would be California. Gov. Jerry Brown, who leads the government in a state that hosted Solyndra and embraces endangered bird-chopping wind turbines,
Scandal: A deadly battle involving grenades between a drug cartel and Mexican police has added to the toll of lives taken with weapons trafficked by suspects that U.S. officials watched but did not stop. The same Obama administration officials responsible for letting thousands of weapons walk into Mexico and right into the hands of drug cartels in Operation Fast and Furious also passed on several opportunities to arrest and prosecute an arms smuggler who was busy supplying the cartels with hand grenades. This according to a report by Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News, the one reporter
Corruption: The crash-prone government health-care site asks applicants if they want to register to vote as they try to sign up for ObamaCare. By sheer coincidence, a plurality of the uninsured are likely Democratic voters. Call it Motor Voter on steroids — the piggybacking of voter registration to an otherwise unrelated government function. Those trying to navigate Healthcare.gov, a website that looks and functions as if designed by the department of motor vehicles, are being asked if they want to register to vote just in time for crucial 2014 midterm elections
Regulation: From lost jobs to fewer hours to premium hikes that would make a loan shark drool, Barack Obama´s home state is a case study in why the first rule in health care reform, as in medicine, should be to do no harm. The president and his cohorts in the media have long accused Republicans of being out of touch with ordinary people. Remember the concocted story about President Bush the elder being so out of touch he was unfamiliar with supermarket bar-code scanners? But it´s President Obama who´s out of touch with ordinary people
Health Care: In a stunning admission, our Health and Human Services secretary admits ObamaCare is part of the fundamental transformation of America away from a free market in anything to a nanny state on steroids. Maybe Kathleen Sebelius was being sarcastic, or maybe she thought it might be a good way to reach the "young invincibles" who feel they had better things to do with their money than enroll in ObamaCare. But her recent appearance on Jon Stewart´s show on Comedy Central went about as well as ObamaCare´s train wreck of a rollout.
When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
On his way to the podium at the memorial ceremony for former South African president Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked down the line of dignitaries, greeting other leaders there to pay their respects. Among the hands shaken: that of Cuban leader Raul Castro. Obama neither made a special effort to shake Castro’s hand nor to avoid him. A snub might have been awkward: In his speech, Obama praised Mandela’s “greatest gift” as “his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by
The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. The new photographs depict rampant damage to the consulate. They show charred walls, smoldering fires, Arabic graffiti defacing exterior walls, and scattered debris throughout. The extent of the damage would lead any reasonably serious person to conclude that this was a cold, calculated attack, carefully coordinated to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately for the American people, the Obama-Clinton-Rice cabal that led to the Benghazi cover-up was
A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”
A “presidential selfie” featuring President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service began making the rounds this morning, but it’s the person not included in the frame who caught everyone’s attention: As anyone with two eyes and a Twitter account has noticed, Michelle Obama does not appear amused. Of course, though a picture says a thousand words, not all of those words are necessarily true. FLOTUS might not have even known the photo was taking place. Or she could disapprove of funeral selfies. Either way.
Johannesburg - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela´s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa´s government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages. South African sign language covers all of the country´s 11 official languages, according to the federation. It wasn´t immediately clear if the unidentified man was using a