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No Shots Fired: State Dept
Benghazi Security Force Unarmed

Breitbart's Big Peace, by Kerry Picket

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Posted By:Oblio, 12/11/2012 6:01:09 AM

A source with personal knowledge of the security situation in Benghazi told Breitbart News that Senators who listened to closed door testimony about the Benghazi attack were shocked to learn State Department security personnel agents were not immediately armed. Additionally, agents separated from Ambassador Chris Stevens left to retrieve their M4 weapons in a separate building. Only one returned to protect the Ambassador, while the other two hunkered down in the barracks, the source relayed. “From the accounts I read, those guys were not ready. When the attack came that night, they had to


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 12/11/2012 6:19:10 AM     (No. 9058940)

One senses that the Obama administration´s definition of security is reassuring the world that "the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam", and that a Benghazi scenario could play out anywhere around the globe.

When an embassy is attacked, on which side, as a true anti-American, does Obama stand? (that´s a rhetorical question, Democrats).

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ratslayer, 12/11/2012 6:20:26 AM     (No. 9058941)

Does this mean that PIAPS is no longer favored to be elected Commandress in Chief? The crown of the smartest woman in the world is little tarnished by a mere 4 KIAs.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 12/11/2012 6:32:32 AM     (No. 9058953)

FTA: "Questions as to why the consulate security force was unarmed within the confines of the consulate will likely be asked of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton."

It is a historical fact that the storming of an US embassy [takeover] back in Vietnam Era, changed the way that US security forces guard and protect ambassadors thereafter. That there was minimal or no support locally [let alone not sent] is criminal, and State and Intelligence Departments´ "heads" should roll at the very least. Hillary will more than likely pay for this 0bamaNation in the next life, but a "public rebuke" and stopping of future political ambitions should be the very least suffered by this cold and joyless woman.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pineledger, 12/11/2012 6:37:12 AM     (No. 9058959)

She needs to do a Petraeus.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: muggy, 12/11/2012 6:47:43 AM     (No. 9058961)

The lack of a substantive response from the Obama administration is a provocation for further attacks by our enemies.

I don´t think this leftist in the White House understands that weakness in the face of militant extremists, is an invitation to further attacks.

We are inviting attacks through our feckless response to Benghazi.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Janjan, 12/11/2012 7:10:34 AM     (No. 9058979)

Hillary is more than ready ro spin, mislead and outright lie about her part in this. No way is she going down for the mistakes of people who are beneath her. We have seen this played out before with this woman.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/11/2012 7:19:13 AM     (No. 9058985)

dems can´t wait to get Obama behind them and move on to Hillary.Don´t ask me why but there´s a lot of people who have favorable impression of her but Net was a fool for what he said.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LZK, 12/11/2012 7:21:56 AM     (No. 9058989)

This is no surprise to those of US who have been following this mess....

Their last moments must have been with feelings of their country betraying them....

So sad........


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Reply 9 - Posted by: nimby, 12/11/2012 7:28:56 AM     (No. 9058996)

I just don´t get why none of these maroons have been placed under suspension with loss of pay.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: twinkle93, 12/11/2012 7:30:41 AM     (No. 9058999)

Very simple. Disarm Clinton´s guards.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Gartrell Bibberts, 12/11/2012 7:44:15 AM     (No. 9059026)

Had the State Department not paid out about $300,000,000 for entertainment of the Mexican President and the Indian head of state, they could have afforded better guards than these TSA rejects.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: privateer, 12/11/2012 7:57:38 AM     (No. 9059049)

This will not hurt the PIAPS´ chances for resident. With dims, the selection of dictator is very like the functioning of a Royal House: the next in line is the next in line; no matter if that be an idiot, a pervert, an incompetent or a traitor. Between H and O, they have all the bases covered. You might as well order her portrait. That is, of course, if the current El Supremo ever leaves.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 12/11/2012 7:57:48 AM     (No. 9059050)

It was known on Sept 12 that the "guards" were not armed and the Senators were unaware?

Hogwash. They´re either lying or they´re so stupid..., er, so stupid it´s beneath description.

It´s time to clean house. How many times has that been said and we just got this nitwit regime reinstated!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 12/11/2012 8:01:02 AM     (No. 9059054)

Folks, this stuff has consequences and I can attest to them. I am 52 years old. When I was 15 and a Sophomore in high school, I was considering the military as a career option. Then Jimmy Carter was elected, and our military preparedness suffered as a result. Our international reputation was diminished ultimately to the point of our Embassy being taken over. The Marines at the Embassy did not have the authority to defend the property in an effective manner.

Ultimately Mr. Carter´s cowardice was exposed, but it was not the cowardice that runs from battle. Rather it was the cowardice of ineffective leadership that restricts the actions of capable men in hopes that they will disobey orders to preserve their own lives, an thus offer their commander the fig-leaf of deniability in the event that the outcome is less than ideal.

When the Iranian Hostage fiasco came to its conclusion, I was 20 years old with an adverse attitude towards military service largely attributed to Mr. Carter´s plundering. Over the next 4 years, under Mr. Reagan´s leadership, my respect for the military was restored, but by thaypt time,my window for pursuing that career pat was closed.

Bottom line, we will not appreciate the damage that has been done for at least 10 years.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jorgecito, 12/11/2012 8:01:11 AM     (No. 9059055)

#2, my thinking was along the same lines as yours, after reading this article...

i.e. my first thought was "how in God´s name can Hillary Clinton be considered a viable candidate for anything after this?"

But that thought quickly turned to "it won´t matter how bad she is - Hillary will be confirmed/elected, no matter what."

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Reply 16 - Posted by: LadyVet, 12/11/2012 8:17:36 AM     (No. 9059073)

Hillary is in charge of embassies and those smarty-pants senators are "shocked!" that the security personnel were unarmed. Why were they shocked after this record tied to Hillary! and her hen-pecked husband:

>Two US servicemen captured in Hillary and BJ´s wag-the-dog war in Bosnia, neither of whom had ammo for their gun while on patrol on front line.

>Military training / target practice without ammo because the Clinton admin refused to buy bullets for the guns.

>No bullets for Marines stationed in Cairo, "guarding" US embassy.

>No bullets for guards on USS Cole

>Total "anti-gun" attitude by Hillary!

Who in their right minds even assumes that there are bullets in the guns or that the "guards" even had guns?

P.S. Ain´t that 60´s theme grand? Make love, not war. BJ and Hillary are old hippies with gray hair.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 12/11/2012 8:41:00 AM     (No. 9059117)

This sorry little bit of news was known from the early days of this story. But since Hill of Beans said ´she´ takes full responsibility, I thought the matter finished. I mean, she did say that.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 12/11/2012 8:55:22 AM     (No. 9059142)

Knowing that Lindsey Graham wants answers make me feel better. /s

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Reply 19 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 12/11/2012 9:20:12 AM     (No. 9059195)

I say drag her (Hilary) by her gray roots before everyone...including cameras and expose the monster.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: artlover, 12/11/2012 9:39:11 AM     (No. 9059238)

While you are exposing Hillary, expose Obama too. You can be sure that he had a part in this and is lying every day about it.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: jimmiet, 12/11/2012 9:41:03 AM     (No. 9059249)

Senators did not know. The party that has been going on in Washington for the past 40+ years has got to stop. Treason is taking place on a daily basis and we´re sending emails. There are no leaders, no men of courage and conviction but we have gay marriage and legalized pot. Unless the citizenry rises up, calls on the help of the Lord we are destined for slavery.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: MattMusson, 12/11/2012 9:43:32 AM     (No. 9059256)

#14 makes an excellent point. It does not matter how many weapons you have - if you are not authorized to use them.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/11/2012 9:43:38 AM     (No. 9059257)

I`m shocked that senators on the foreign relations committee were shocked. What exactly is the purpose of the House Committee on Foreign Relations if not to know what type of security is present at our embassies? Nobody ever in the history of our govn ever thought to ask the question prior to someone being killed? Evidently we learned nothing from the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979.

As for Diane Feinstein, well, she has decades of experience in govn but seems to be as clueless as ever.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: beca, 12/11/2012 9:43:43 AM     (No. 9059258)

the whole thing stinks...obama lied...clinton lied...rice lied and who knows who else lied....that is all obama does...lie...hide info...distort....and this country is hyping hillary for president....good grief how stupid are we.....ok dont answer....i already know

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Reply 25 - Posted by: beca, 12/11/2012 9:45:05 AM     (No. 9059262)

#18...at least graham is asking for answers..instead of knocking our repubs why dont we try to get behind them and support their quest for the truth.......

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Reply 26 - Posted by: skedaddle, 12/11/2012 9:47:24 AM     (No. 9059270)

There´s a much bigger game being played in Benghazi and murdered Americans are acceptable collateral damage in the eyes of this administration. That´s my opinion and I haven´t seen anything to convince me otherwise since the whole mess happened. The only thing I´m not sure about is how much satisfaction the White House derived from listening in real time to our guys losing the fight for their lives.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/11/2012 10:02:32 AM     (No. 9059306)

Uh huh.

Still no word on --

1. Why no armed elite Marine Guard presence at an embassy compound in a war torn Islamic nation known for jihadist recruitment

2. Why locals hired to "protect" embassy overseen by men from Britain with nothing but batons to protect the station?

3. Where was the Benghazi police for seven hours?

4. Where was the Libyan military for seven hours?

5. Who issued the stand-down and why?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: JAN, 12/11/2012 10:08:37 AM     (No. 9059320)

Same as the USS Cole terror attack.

No one on deck was armed.

Think back to our peace keeping marines in Lebanon during Reagan administration. The marines were not armed.

Seems we NEVER learn.


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Reply 29 - Posted by: lalo, 12/11/2012 10:15:17 AM     (No. 9059337)

I agree with #26 - McCain & Lindsey may not always be my cup of tea, but at least they´re in there speaking up. And they´re not as easily dismissed in lib circles and media as hardliners - based on that very ´across the aisle´ reputation and credibility that is so maligned here.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: lalo, 12/11/2012 10:16:18 AM     (No. 9059342)

And thank you, #29, for that perspective.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: CEP, 12/11/2012 10:18:47 AM     (No. 9059350)

Well if everything is okay and they didn´t need security personnel, I propose that Obama and all the other jerks of Washington DC go without security when they leave to do all their unnecessary travels. Why does Michelle have all the security when she goes on vacation, why does the President have all the security when he goes to give a campaign speech, why does his best buddy Valerie have security at her daughters wedding?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 12/11/2012 10:40:49 AM     (No. 9059413)

The ineptness of the current Washington Regime, boggles the mind!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 12/11/2012 10:45:00 AM     (No. 9059421)

"Hell they had live ammon at Kent State Unisversity to shoot hippies..."

Hippies don´t rock and bottles; drunken, spoiled and destructive college kids do...

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Palmetto Bug, 12/11/2012 10:47:07 AM     (No. 9059430)

I say "treason" - let if fall and fit where it may....

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Reply 35 - Posted by: LAW428, 12/11/2012 11:04:52 AM     (No. 9059484)

This current gaggle of Washington party-hearty miscreants is appalling. We are the greatest country in the world and are being dismantled by leftist/socialist hippies that wormed, weaseled, and scammed their way to the top.

The current Supreme Court is stacked in their favor; Congress is composed of eunuchs; we are left holding the financial bag of debt to China, while a self-worshiping president dismantles America.

It´s enough to make my stomach turn over and over and over. When will the insanity end and will we survive?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 12/11/2012 11:15:12 AM     (No. 9059516)

Not armed because they might have hurt Obama´s brothers in arms.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 12/11/2012 11:24:00 AM     (No. 9059541)

Stevens and his alleged protectors have to have a screw loose, so to speak, by being in these Terrorist Countries with only their di*k in their hands for protection?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: hedduk, 12/11/2012 11:28:45 AM     (No. 9059555)

Take some time and read the referenced Canadian Free Press articles, Benghazi I and II - and become very, very troubled.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: chicodon, 12/11/2012 11:30:24 AM     (No. 9059566)

And now we have Hillary´s mystery stomach virus keeping her from going to the ME to praise the Syrian revolution. Syrian Opposition Force weapons ties to Benghazi? The plot thickens.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 12/11/2012 11:34:40 AM     (No. 9059577)

To be real honest, I wouid like to take a two by four to anyone that voted for this moron, killer, and spendthrift in the WH. What were they thinking, he was so obviously anti-American and stupid to boot.
As for the hag, she should be fired and jailed.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Billyc, 12/11/2012 11:50:22 AM     (No. 9059617)

The pivotal point to address should be ´who gave the order or command to stand down or do not help the Consulate personel´. Each department it appears. periodically comes up with we did it or Hilary to protect and took the blame.It cannot be Jarrett and it can only be one person who is authorized to issue such a command . That´s Obama our Commander in Chief. This coward is such a wimp that he will not go public and tell the public it was his fault. Also personally I would like to see Panetta let all of us know why no relief was forthcoming . You may recall he mumbled a few reasons why they could not send for help . All these reasons were absolute nonsense and not true.Would like to see Panetta hauled up before a house tribunal and find out whether it was a cover for Obama´s boast that El Quada were defeated ( anti Muslim film et al baloney). Frightening is this imbecile in the WH must confront Syria. Iran , North Korea . China. He is still a community organization attested by his voting wins.Foreign Affairs no way !.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: comstock, 12/11/2012 11:59:00 AM     (No. 9059639)

Benghazi was not a diplomatic mission - it was a CIA run weapons smuggling operation providing munitions to one side or the other in these "Arab Spring" uprisings. That´s why there were no Marine guards. Stevens was there to make a deal with the Turks.

The idiots at the State Department believed their pap about Libya being pacified, they all love us over there, you know. The CIA guys were screaming for security because they knew Al Queda had taken over, but to provide security would have exposed the operation and put the lie to the Hillary/Obama fairy tale about their Oh, So successful foreign policy.

Will somebody in Congress please grow a set and expose and destroy Hillary before the morons elect her to succeed Obozo.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Rafter, 12/11/2012 12:16:00 PM     (No. 9059687)

Bamster lied.
People died.

Of course, other liars include the cast of the Usual Suspects...
Hill-err-ee-ass Herself...
Susan Steamed Rice...
Joseph "Upchuck" Buh-Biden...
and no doubt the con-genital liar...
BillyBob Klintoon...
amongst other sick twisted unworthies...

Merely collateral damage for the Fascist Left.
Who cares?
Not commie liberoids.
Velcome 2 AmeriKa... 2012.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/11/2012 12:53:33 PM     (No. 9059777)

Well, now we know the reason for Hillary!´s stomach virus.

/disgust off/

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Reply 45 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 12/11/2012 1:07:53 PM     (No. 9059821)

I think to myself, potus, Ms. Clintoon and the hired help must have been absent from knife and fork school when the always be prepared lesson was taught.


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Reply 46 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 12/11/2012 1:45:58 PM     (No. 9059896)

Well, but, of COURSE there were no bullets available to shoot a Muslim terrorist attack. It is the Obama Administration´s POLICY to never harm a Muslim! Jews & Americans are always to defer to the lives of Muslims. It´s in his "Dreams of My Father" book. When "political winds" (think: video protests) are shifting he plans on standing with the Muslim. Always.

After seeing some of the gaffes & entertainment choices at the White House lately, I have now come to the conclusion that our President is ill-informed & downright stupid. Make that stoopid. I think he truly believed all the Ambassador was dealing with was a protest mob when they were begging for more security.

And Hillary? AWOL at her post as Secretary of our freakin´ State! Even Maddie Albright would have been complaining to the POTUS that they needed real bullets & more guards.

What will the future bring for the next four years when our enemy realizes this, if they haven´t already?

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/11/2012 1:54:56 PM     (No. 9059913)

Rant in here all you want. The damage is being done as we speak and no one is backing our Senators and Congresspeople. Write letters, call them. Protest as loudly as possible. They must know we still support them. This fight for our nation and freedom has just begun!

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Partisan62, 12/11/2012 2:19:07 PM     (No. 9059983)

Well, this should put an end to it but you know that the Liberals will be making excuses for Obammy forever.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: caddyjak, 12/11/2012 2:24:46 PM     (No. 9060000)

The fact that Hillary might possibly be considered for any position in government is a tribute to the traitorous American Media. True that most of our electorate is functionally illiterate but the fact that Hillary is the queen of all political liars and thiefs should be self-evident.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: texas_gop, 12/11/2012 2:27:40 PM     (No. 9060006)

Press, WH and Libs will cry witch hunt and good chance nothing will come of this. As we all know, if this had been Bush, for example, this would be dealt with and reported very differntly. Very sad. Libs care very little about individuals, just like their Maoist heros.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: janylou, 12/11/2012 7:06:54 PM     (No. 9060434)

Does this remind anyone else of right to carry laws versus strict gun laws and waiting for the cops to show up? Keystone Kops!

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Crosscut, 12/11/2012 8:18:05 PM     (No. 9060533)

Washington Democrats should be ashamed of Obama and his administration. They are a total disgrace and embarrassment to America. Prison would be almost too good for many of them.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 12/11/2012 9:06:52 PM     (No. 9060586)

No ammo rounds in a war area to protect our personnel, but 1,000,000,000 .40 hollow point (like a dum dum) on our land to protect against the civilians in case of an uprising.

Makes sense?

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Reply 54 - Posted by: walcb, 12/11/2012 9:18:18 PM     (No. 9060594)

Benghazi wasn´t an embassy and wasn´t a consulate. Why does even Breitbart report them as such?

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Reply 55 - Posted by: philemon1967, 12/11/2012 10:20:30 PM     (No. 9060651)

It is almost as if God is trying to render the last remaining superpower ineffectual in the Middle East and begin the Apocalypse by causing the election of a feckless American president who destabilizes the region. Maybe, Obama is vying with Ahmadinejad to be the forerunner of the coming al-Mahdi. I see Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Syria, Hamas, Hezbollah with new leaders who are among the Ten in the Last Days who are in power for "only an hour" who will give their allegiance to one Supreme Leader with the expressed goal of wiping Israel off the face of the map.

Sun Tzu says that if you know your enemy and yourself, you´ll always win, if you don´t know your enemy but you know yourself, you´ll win half the time. But if you don´t know your enemy and you don´t know yourself you will always lose. The last case is, unfortunately for America, true of Obama and his clueless administration apparatchiks who see everything through their Alinski tinted glasses.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/12/2012 4:20:03 AM     (No. 9060865)

I can´t wait to hear her testimony. Any bets on how often the following will be heard?
1) I can´t recall.
2) I have no memory of that.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 12/14/2012 12:06:53 AM     (No. 9064577)

#26 & #30 - I guess that the "across the aisle" people aggravate so many of us because when they do reach across it is almost always to bend over backwards to accommodate the Socialists/Marxist that make up the majority of the Democratic party. They are pretty quick to throw under the bus any right of center conservative for the expediency of the deal.

In fact, I don´t think anyone here would mind across the aisle compromises if the compromises that are crafted are fair and reasonable and American. Instead, we get demands for congress to abdicate its Constitutional responsibilities and turn over fiscal authority to the executive branch of the U.S. government. How do you reach across the aisle with the likes of Hairy Read? How do compromise with a moonbat like Nancy Pelousy? These are the EXACT same people who said we would have to pass the most destructive law since LBJs Great Society swindle in order to know what was in it! Good God!

So, when some of us vent a little (or a lot) of bitter sarcasm toward the crossover Pubbies, it is because they have a long, colorful history of compromising conservative principles for political expediency.

Sorry moderators, but I really think I needed to respond to those two posts.

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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

Charles Murray´s Gay-Marriage Surprise
New Yorker, by Jane Mayer    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/17/2013 5:00:38 PM     Post Reply
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.

With a Speech, Cardinal
Set Path to Papacy
Wall Street Journal, by Stacy Meichtry    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/16/2013 7:48:58 AM     Post Reply
VATICAN CITY—It took Jorge Mario Bergoglio four minutes to convince fellow cardinals he was their leader. Speaking in the Paul VI grand hall of the Vatican, the Argentine cardinal warned the Catholic Church against focusing too much on matters close to home—advice that came against the backdrop of a papacy that had been consumed by infighting among Vatican officials, a dwindling flock in Europe and secular trends in the West. The 76-year-old Father Jorge, as he is known back home, said Roman Catholicism needed to shift its focus outward, to the world beyond Rome—rather than being "self-referential," he said.

Obama in Jerusalem
New York Sun, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/16/2013 7:43:15 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama gets to Jerusalem next week, one of the signals to listen for is an indication of what country he thinks he’s in. Normally this is clear when the President — any president — goes to the capital of a foreign country. He’s in whatever country the capital is capital of. But Mr. Obama has been refusing to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Not only that, but he has been refusing to admit that Jerusalem is even in Israel.

President Obama bombs in
comments about a nuclear Iran
New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/16/2013 7:28:35 AM     Post Reply
Approaching his first presidential trip to Israel, President Obama offered a fresh and foolish — if not feckless — assessment of the Iranian nuclear threat. "Right now, we think it would take over a year or so for Iran to actually deliver a nuclear weapon, but obviously we don’t want to cut it too close,” the President told an Israeli television interviewer, in the process cutting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off at the knees and giving the mullahs breathing room to keep enriching uranium.

What Rand Paul got right
Los Angeles Times, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/12/2013 7:28:03 AM     Post Reply
I hope I´m not too late to the fight.Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Paul´s stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for 13 hours was that the Obama administration wouldn´t give him a straight answer on the question of whether the president can unilaterally order the killing of American citizens on American soil with "lethal force, such as a drone strike … and without trial."

No, 80 Percent of NYC High School
Graduates Are Not Illiterate
New York Magazine, by Adam Martin    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/9/2013 1:10:10 PM     Post Reply
An unfortunate story on CBS New York Thursday carried this headline: "Officials: 80 Percent Of Recent NYC High School Graduates Cannot Read." It´s a shocker, but it´s also untrue. And to make things worse, the story that followed was riddled with typos. According to the New York Post, which reported the same story earlier on Thursday, "79.3 percent of city public-school grads who went to CUNY’s six two-year colleges arrived without having mastered the basics" of reading, writing, and math, and had to take non-credit remedial classes to catch up.

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Washington Examiner, by Susan Ferrechio    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 4/9/2014 5:13:32 PM     Post Reply
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has accused the panel´s top Democrat of prompting the Internal Revenue Service in 2012 to target a conservative organization applying for nonprofit status. Issa said records obtained last week from the IRS show communications from the office of ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., about True the Vote, a Texas-based, nonprofit conservative group that aims to prevent voter fraud. The communications at one point involved Lois Lerner, the ex-IRS official who Issa´s panel is poised to hold in contempt of Congress on Thursday for refusing to provide testimony about her

Hank Aaron Compares Republicans
That Oppose Obama To KKK

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CBS, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: FelineFine- 4/9/2014 11:02:02 AM     Post Reply
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Eric Holder strays from planned remarks
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Politico, by Tal Kopan    Original Article
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US Magazine, by Rachel McRady    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/10/2014 7:59:06 PM     Post Reply
Barack Obama got quite the handful on Thursday, April 10, but it was all for a good cause! As the President of the United States was boarding Air Force One with his wife Michelle Obama, a gust of wind blew up her skirt. Barack quickly stepped in and grabbed the First Lady´s billowing skirt to help her avoid a wardrobe malfunction and embarrassing Marilyn Monroe moment. Earlier in the week, another famous lady on the global stage suffered a similar snafu, but no one was around to help her -- not even her prince!

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USA Today, by Michelle Healy    Original Article
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Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/9/2014 7:08:41 PM     Post Reply
Eric Holder ventured off script in a speech Wednesday to the National Action Network, the organization led by MSNBC host and recently-exposed FBI informant Al Sharpton. “I’m pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and by lasting reforms,” said Holder at the conference of black activists, before improvising “even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly, and divisive adversity.” “If you don’t believe that, if you look at the way, forget about me, forget about me, if you look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/10/2014 5:20:42 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) could face up to five years in federal prison for obstructing a Congressional proceeding. On Wednesday, Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and five Subcommittee Chairmen on the committee sent a letter to Ranking Member Cummings demanding an explanation for his staff’s queries from the IRS, why the Minority hid these efforts from the Majority, and why the Ranking Member denied such actions by his staff at a February Subcommittee hearing: “Although you have previously denied that your staff made inquiries to the IRS about conservative organization True the Vote that may have led to additional

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Independent [UK], by Rob Williams    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/9/2014 10:47:55 AM     Post Reply
As a former President of The Most Powerful Country In The World, George W Bush has significantly greater access to world leaders than most budding artists. (Snip) Art critics have pointed out that a number of the 30 portraits in the exhibition appear to be based on images thrown up by a cursory search of the person´s name in Google Images. In some cases the portrait seems to have been based on the very first image result on the search engine. Rather remarkably, even the portrait of his own father, someone who he surely could have asked to sit for him, appears to be based on an Associated Press portrait which appears on the first page of

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Entertainment Magazine, by James Hibbard    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/10/2014 12:10:39 PM     Post Reply
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Telegraph [UK], by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/10/2014 6:08:54 PM     Post Reply
Solar power has won the global argument. Photovoltaic energy is already so cheap that it competes with oil, diesel and liquefied natural gas in much of Asia without subsidies. Roughly 29pc of electricity capacity added in America last year came from solar, rising to 100pc even in Massachusetts and Vermont.[Snip] The technology is improving so fast--helped by the US military--that it has achieved a virtous circle. Michael Parker and Flora Chang, at Sanford Bernstein, say we entering a new order of "global energy deflation" that must ineluctably erode the viability of oil, gas and the fossil fuel nexus over time.

House Committee Votes to Refer ex-IRS
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Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 4/9/2014 2:29:40 PM     Post Reply
On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Committee voted to refer former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution. By a vote of 23 to 14, a closed-door session of the House committee determined that Lerner’s role in the alleged singling out of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status for undue scrutiny was a criminal act. The vote was “just another attempt by Republicans to vilify Ms. Lerner for political gain,” according to the ex-IRS official’s attorney, William Taylor. In spite of the fact that the DOJ has already been investigating both Lerner and the alleged

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