When David Petraeus told Congress on Friday that he knew almost from the get-go that Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in a terror attack in Libya, the former CIA director was contradicting information put out by two prominent Obama appointees. The first is United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice. The Sunday after the attack, Ms. Rice took to the talk shows to blame everything, falsely, on an Islamic mob outraged by a blasphemous YouTube video. Mr. Petraeus says the CIA´s original talking points mentioned al Qaeda. If this was edited out, we ought to know who did it—and why.
Who decided to release the 2010 photo and who began to characterize Agent Humphries as ´obsessed´ with the woman? Clearly, it was an organized attempt to smear Mr. Humphries and to divert attention away from the real culprits in the Zero Administration.
President Zero is about to find out that there are federal career employees, at CIA, FBI, Defense, and State, that are going to be coming out with the truth. That is one advantage to having career civil servants. They help bring out the truth.
We´ve all seen people do what Ms.Rice did for Obama. In the corporate world you have both men and women who will do whatever it takes to move up that ladder. She was willing to take the risk that what she was saying was either accurate, or would not be proved otherwise. Petraeus had already gone before congress and backed the story she was peddling. This task had low risk and high reward written all over it! Obama is completely right when he says he is the one to go after on this and not the little lady.
It´s up to US to stay local and work on "state´s rights".. Of course that is if you have a state worth saving. Mine here in Illinois is done -- so I´m selling and moving out. Thanks to the obama/economy that´s not so easy....
Former political operative turned National Security Director Tom Donilon must be pleased that thusfar he has managed to fly under everyone´s radar regarding the alteration of the CIA intel report on Benghazi.
Charged with protecting Obie from any foreign eruption that might disturb the delicate balance of his reelection campaign during its final months, "taking care of" a messy thing like the Benghazi murders was surely part of his job description.
If you doubt me, read about him here and see what you think. New York Times puff piece written just 12 days after the Benghazi attack:
A Manager of Overseas Crises, as Much as the World Permits By PETER BAKER http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/24/us/politics/tom-donilon-a-manager-of-overseas-crises.html?pagewanted=all
“He is ferociously protective of the president’s priorities,” which is part of his job, said Kori Schake, who worked on President George W. Bush’s national security staff, “but comes down squarely on the side of the president’s political interests when they are at odds with our national interests.” She cited the timeline imposed on the Afghanistan troop surge, a move that mollified the antiwar left but has been criticized as premature.
#7, I´ve been wondering when McCain and Graham would wise up and haul the political hack Donilon before a Congressional Committee and put him under oath. Since most of the Obama-ites don´t even believe in God, people should make the basic assumption that Donilon will be lying.
As to Rice, I think she is so convinced of Obama´s "goodness" and so over-confident of her own judgment, that she never questioned the truthfulness of what she was being given as talking points. The fact that she never questioned why she, who in the president´s own words had nothing to do with Benghazi, was being sent out to explain what happened, tells all we need to know about her unquestioning slobbering devotion to the man. The woman has been involved in some of the biggest diplomatic and foreign policy failures in the past two decades, Rwanda genocide not the least.
The WSJ, always smug, as they are the WSJ, leads from behind and summarizes a story written numerous times by others. I wonder if the WSJ would address their questions to Obama, rather than its readers. I am just a little frustrated at the lack of courage from our press. Do your job. Get the truth and quit propagandizing.
10, if anyone even remotely suggests Valerie Jarrett did something wrong, the hissy-fit The Won pitched about Rice will pale (so to speak) in comparison. You cannot criticize black women, don´t you know that??
Why did Gen Petraeus turn his back on his country? Between his September 14 testimony before Congress that the Benghazi attack was a result of the YouTube video, and his November 16 testimony that he knew it was a terrorist attack all along, all segments of the Obama Administration blamed the attack on the video. Four Americans were murdered, Al Qaeda is flourishing and a Presidential Election was at stake. Tragically, Petreaus waited until AFTER the election to state what he knew from the outset. Had he come forward with the truth and challenged even his “Commander in Chief,” he could have singlehandledly resolved the issue, and very likely altered the election outcome and changed the course of US history. He would have been the true American hero for generations to come. Duty, Honor, Country -- no "job" is worth more than that.
Its pretty clear that President Obama and his close in crew have been on a mission to essentially airbrush radical Islamist terrorists out of just about every terrorist incident that has occurred since he has been elected. To them there is no war on terror, at least that they will admit publicly.
Terror is a tactic that is being used by enemies who the Obama crew refuses to admit are there for everybody to see.
The terrorist incident at Fort Hood where a radical Islamist who infiltrated the US military murdered a number of US soldiers is a prime example, even though the terrorist was yelling "God is great" in Arabic as he was performing his murderous personal jihad, the picture of what was going on there could not be more clearer, yet the Obama crew classified the incident as an instance of "workplace violence".
And what did the generals who are responsible for force protection say after that? If you remember their response, you should not be surprised at the apparent lack of veracity in David Petraeus´s testimony and statements before Congress.
As a conservative white male I feel that I am less and less a part of this polity and more of an unwelcome observer. I´m not willing to be discarded and I am willing to fight.//If things continue, I wonder if we´ll have a civil war? My side certainly has a lock on warfighting skills.
Obama appointed Susan Rice as the UN Ambassador, IMO, because of her name. In his tiny brain, he probably thought the morons who voted for him wouldn´t know the difference between Susan Rice and Condoleesa Rice - they are both light-skinned black women. He just piggy-backed onto what George W. Bush did by appointing Condoleesa as SOS. The same moron voters don´t know the difference between the UN and SOS.
It is turning out the Susan "ain´t no Condoleesa".
Nothing matters anymore about any of these things. This country is gone - never to be restored again. I don´t even think a civil war would work this time as the country has so many people who want the country to go on the path it is going (down the tubes) so that there is NO return. It does not matter what anyone says or does, Republicans, conservatives, and any other people who love this country. It is gone.....
WASHINGTON -- An American who vanished nearly seven years ago in Iran was working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission that, when it came to light inside the government, produced one of the most serious scandals in the recent history of the CIA - but all in secret, an Associated Press investigation found. The CIA paid Robert Levinson´s family $2.5 million to head off a revealing lawsuit. Three veteran analysts were forced out of the agency and seven others were disciplined. The U.S. publicly has described Levinson as a private citizen.
The powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been executed as a "traitor for all ages," the official news agency reported. Jang Song Thaek faced a special military tribunal Thursday and was convicted of "anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts" in a bid to overthrow the the communist country´s leadership, KCNA reported Friday in Pyongyang. The state news agency did not say when or how Jang was killed. North Korean media reported Monday that Jang had been purged for crimes that included faction-building, corruption, drug use and womanizing. He was considered the country´s most powerful figure after his nephew. State TV aired
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