WASHINGTON — The Obama administration secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year, but American officials later grew alarmed as evidence grew that Qatar was turning some of the weapons over to Islamic militants, according to United States officials and foreign diplomats. No evidence has emerged linking the weapons provided by the Qataris during the uprising against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi to the attack that killed four Americans at the United States diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in September. But in the months before, the Obama administration clearly was worried about the consequences
Obviously we had no business siding with the Libyan rebels and Gadaffi could have put this mob rule takeover down if not Obama hiring NATO jets to bomb the place.Gadaffi´s no candidate fr sainthood but at least he maintained some kind of stability in the country. As with Egypt,Obama could have given them 6 months to institute reforms and have open elections. Instead he backed the wrong horse like he always does.Now he´s intent on backing Syrian rebels but Bashar saw what happened in these other countries and was ready for it.
Yes, it all comes back to "the Obama administration." Any investigation, just like Fast and Furious, will be filled with obfuscation and murkiness so that no accountability will reach anyone in the administration who actually IS responsible.
A decision this large would never happen without a president´s approval. Obama is a cancer that just keeps growing. Is there a doctor in the house?
NYT: ".... an American arms dealer who proposed weapons transfers in an e-mail exchange with a United States emissary later killed in Benghazi..."
Is the NYT revealing why Ambassador Stevens was in Benghazi on 9/11/12? Not to open a cultural center but for weapons transfers. With whom, to whom? Times is silent on why there were 30+ CIA agents at the nearby annex. Did the NYT try to contact this evacuated group? Surely 1 or 2 must be willing to willing to speak out anonymously. Is the Nobel Peace Prize Committee aware that Obama sponsored arms are now in use by jihadist in Mali and Syria?
This gets me so depressed. That the Libya coverup was, from the get-go, an attempt to hide a) that Obama was funneling arms to al Qaeda and b) that there was a black site torture site in Benghazi was patently obvious long long before the election. But the media refused to follow that story and Romney wasn´t man enough to stick it to Obama and the media about it. Now look. Watch folks. Le Deluge.
There were loads of news (from foreign sources)claiming that a lot of the arms obama had provided for his allies were now in the arms of al-qaeda-like jihadis. How you can tell the difference between these savages escapes me. And seeing that obama seems to naturally align with ANYONE who detests the USA, is it a stretch of....imagination/common sense...to think he was supplying his natural allies?
Why do we keep playing games with these people? We keep sending them foreign aid and weapons to one regime after another, hoping they´ll finally see the light and show a little gratitude for the free stuff we´ve been sending them for the last century, afraid of what might happen if we stop. We keep hoping they´ll LIKE us, like a bunch of per-adolescent schoolgirls.
The fact is, they never will. They hate us and want to see us dead. All of us. And we keep shipping them money by the boatload, hoping they´ll eat us last.
Good: #1, 3, 10, 14, 19, etc. Obama certainly is a cancer and no remission in sight.
So far everything the insider who was interviewed by Canada Free Press seems to be legit. 16 is dead on-Stephens knew too much. There were just too many opportunities and resources available at the DC commie´s disposal to rescue them, than to believe otherwise.
I posted the Egypt crisis article, where libs swim in foam(from foaming at the mouth of course!). This one poster had the audacity to say, "Let the Egyptians sort out their democracy." Ha! Obama overthrew these former allies and now it´s time to leave the situation alone? Ridiculous. Should have left well enough alone to begin with. Who is going to fix Obama´s Middle East mess?
This will be whitewashed by the corrupt press but -- some people already knew this and claim that this assault on the ambassador was a deal gone wrong between Obama and these terrorists.... So there is more to come, if only somebody has the courage to follow this through.
The Obamans erred in supporting the overhrow of two dictators - Mubarak and Ghadaffi- who were no threat to us. That - not any pie in the sky pseudo idealism- should have been the guiding light. Consulting Congress might have added some restraint also. It now looks like Fauntleroy is about to blunder into Syria in the same fashion. Back off - stay out.
Obama claims to fight AQ in Afganistan, while the muslim in him arms our enemies, to fight any resistance to his Brotherhood thugs in Libya and Egypt. Some find this impossible to believe, but their faith in him is misdirected. He seeks their destruction just like the undead aborted baby hopes to live but finds his heart cold and dead. When he gets there someday his fate will be sealed. No forgiveness for the dead eyed killer of freedom, and America. He is the Jihad President, Darwin´s gift to Satan.
I´m so surprised! not. Like when they started the whole Egypt thing their next goal was not always Libya. You know, home of the Mahdi army, the 12 imam, the Senussi?Betcha cash they need some route thru Mitzraim.
Sure would be nice if Americans spent less time turning on their neighbors (hate the rich; hate the poor) and just 10 minutes a day thinking very carefully.
But then we couldn´t spend all day catching up on something that it is too late to do anything about. Proactive is better than reactive. Cuz with the 2nd all you do is almost catch up, all the time and never soon enough to stop them. Postmortem is not good for situations this critical.
Susan Patton, the Princeton alumna who became famous for her letter urging Ivy League women to use their college years to find a mate, has been denounced as a traitor to feminism, to coeducation, to the university ideal. But really she’s something much more interesting: a traitor to her class. Her betrayal consists of being gauche enough to acknowledge publicly a truth that everyone who’s come up through Ivy League culture knows intuitively —
A New York hedge fund manager allegedly swindles $12 million from a prominent Baltimore family. An Indiana couple is accused of bilking hundreds of customers by charging for free trials of cosmetic products. A financial manager in Texas promises 23-percent returns but absconds with $33.5 million of his investors’ money in a classic Ponzi scheme.All three cases have one thing in common: money that ended up in offshore accounts and trusts set up in tax havens around the world.
Former News Corp president Peter Chernin has bid around $500 million for Hulu, the online video streaming service he helped create in 2007, according to two sources with knowledge of Hulu´s sale process. The website, jointly controlled by News Corp and Walt Disney Co, reached out to potential buyers in March after initially contemplating a deal in which one would buy out the other. It is not clear whether that transaction is still being contemplated.
After lengthy investigations, the Pentagon has determined that three Army generals committed misconduct in separate incidents, adding to an unusually long list of senior military commanders who have been censured over the past year.On Friday, defense officials confirmed that Army Maj. Gen. Ralph O. Baker, the commander of a strategic counterterrorism force on the Horn of Africa, was fired March 28 on charges of sexual misconduct. Two officials familiar with the case said Baker was investigated for allegedly groping a female civilian employee after he had been drinking.
The Obama administration appeared eager Thursday to downplay the North Korean military’s latest threat that it has the final authority to carry out “cutting-edge, smaller, lighter and diversified” nuclear strikes on the United States.“This is just the latest in a long line of aggressive statements,” (Snip)the recent tension between Washington and Pyongyang “does not need to get hotter.”The remarks were the first public reaction from the Obama administration since Wednesday’s claim by the North Korean military that the “moment of explosion is approaching fast” with the possibility of war breaking out “today or tomorrow.”
President Obama´s biggest gaffe yesterday when speaking of California Attorney General Kamala Harris was not in flirtatiously complimenting her as "the best-looking attorney general," but in introducing an observation from the system of beauty into a forum that was about the system of power.What´s that, you say? Irin Carmon does a great job in Salon in laying out the bounds of propriety for when it´s appropriate to talk about a woman´s looks as a general matter. But I´ve long felt we lack a solid theoretical underpinning for easily discussing these issues, and why precisely it is that
Political scientist Charles Murray has never backed away from controversy, but usually his opponents have been liberals. Friday, however, he managed to upset conservatives at the annual conference known as CPAC, where thousands of bewildered Republicans gathered to figure out the way forward after their party’s 2012 electoral defeat. Murray ditched his prepared remarks on “America Coming Apart” in favor of an impromptu admonition to fellow conservatives to accept the legalization of both gay marriage and abortion.
More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia.But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.The findings were presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in California. "We found use of uptalk in all of our speakers, despite their diverse backgrounds in socioeconomic status, ethnicity, bilingualism and gender," said Amanda Ritchart, a linguist at the University of
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The most curious thing of all about the November jobs report released on Friday was the huge drop in the unemployment rate — and the fact that the Labor Department chose not to disclose that the data going into that figure are under investigation for falsification. On Nov. 19, I broke the news in my column that the Census Bureau, which collects data that goes into the jobless rate on behalf of Labor, had caught one of its enumerators fabricating interviews in 2010. The culprit said back then (and to me during an interview) that he was told to do so by
Denver - A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday. The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple "because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage." The order says the cake-maker must "cease and desist from discriminating" against gay couples. Although the judge did not impose fines in this case, the business will face penalties if it continues to turn away gay
7. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.” Via cbsnews.com 6. On Israel: “Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank.” Via jweekly.com 5. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil.” Via cbsnews.com 4. Mandela on Castro and the Cuban revolution: “From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a
Former President Bill Clinton shared an anecdote regarding Nelson Mandela and the aftermath of his impeachment Friday on CNN. Clinton revealed shortly after the “impeachment business” finished on Capitol Hill, Rep. Henry Hyde (R., Ill.) who managed the impeachment trial requested a meeting at the White House. The former president granted the meeting out of lessons of humility and forgiveness he learned from Mandela, he said: BILL CLINTON: I remember one day, oh, about a month after the whole impeachment business was over, Henry Hyde, who had run the whole show, unbelievably enough, maybe a few months after, it was
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