Clinton Hacked Emails Point To Saudis Funding Benghazi Attack – What About Muslim Brotherhood?

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Many times I have read that the Muslim Brotherhood, and then-Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi (Mursi), were behind the Benghazi attack, and funded the attack though Ansar al-Sharia. A strange confluence of events came together just before the Benghazi attacks (more below). Now there are reports that the Saudis funded the attacks, and both reports point to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), based in Algeria. Hillary Clinton’s “adviser,” Sidney Blumenthal, reportedly had his email hacked by Romanian hacker “Guccifer,” or Marcel Lazar Lehel, as he is known legally. Blumenthal allegedly corresponded with Hillary:

One purported Blumenthal email from Feb. 16, 2013, addressed to Clinton quoted sources “with direct access to the Libyan National Government, as well as the highest levels of European governments, and Western intelligence and security services.”

The email said the information comes from “extremely sensitive sources and should be handled with care.”

The email quotes an “individual with sensitive access” stating information provided by French security services indicated the funding for both the Benghazi and Algeria attacks “originated with wealthy Sunni Islamists in Saudi Arabia.”

Continued the purported email: “During July and August 2012, these financiers provided funds to AQIM  contacts in Southern Europe, who in turn passed the money onto AQIM operatives in Mauritania.”

AQIM refers to Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb.

“These funds were eventually provided to Ansar Al Sharia and its allied militias in the Benghazi region” to support the attack, states the email.

Ansar Al Sharia claimed responsibility for the Benghazi attack.

The purported Blumenthal email added that the “Saudi” money was utilized to procure ammunition and supplies. More from Aaron Klein at WND.

Remember, that email was sent to Hillary Clinton, assuming the story of the hacked emails is true.

More from the Washington Post:

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In March 2013, an adviser to Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal, had his e-mail hacked by “Guccifer” — the Romanian hacker perhaps best known for revealing George W. Bush’s paintings to the world. At the time, Gawker reported that Blumenthal was communicating with an account that appeared to belong to Clinton at the “clintonemail.com” domain. The content of some of those e-mails was published by RT.com.

And a better look at the emails from RT.com here.

When the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi was elected president of Egypt for that very short time (before they unseated him), he promised to get the Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel-Rahman, released from the U.S. prison where he is incarcerated for masterminding the 1993 World Trade Tower bombing. There have been reports (maybe nothing more than rumors, but how would we know?) that the Muslim Brotherhood had a plan to kidnap U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi, and exchange him for the Blind Sheikh. Other stories made the rounds that the White House was in on the kidnapping–convenient for Obama to get Rahman back to the people he (Obama) reveres. Do you really think we would have let Chris Stevens live out the rest of his life in a jail cell in some Muslim country? But, of course, the kidnapping, if that’s what it started out to be, went wrong. In June 2013, just three months before Ambassador Stevens died, Morsi was giving press conferences about the release of the Blind Sheikh.

Related:

Victor Davis Hanson on Muslim Brotherhood and Benghazi

As for President Morsi, a video made during the consulate attack records people speaking in the Egyptian dialect: as they approach the beleaguered U.S. compound, one of them yells to the besiegers, “Don’t shoot—Dr. Morsi sent us!”

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And on Hillary’s email debacle, follow the money.

Linked at BadBlue where you’ll find uncensored news, 24/7. Right here.

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Cheryl Mills And Hillary Clinton: What We Must Not Forget About Benghazi And Their Cover Up

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Hillary Clinton and Cheryl Mills her chief of staffThe Benghazi Accountability Review Board, (ARB) washed Hillary Clinton white as snow, but the Board was as dirty as a rat’s nest. Admiral Mike Mullen served on the Board, and made it clear that Hillary Clinton was NOT to blame. Fearless reporter, Sharyl Attikson told us of Raymond Maxwell, who walked into the Foggy Bottom of the State Department and found Cheryl Mills and other destroying documents, and Congressman Trey Gowdy said “months and months” of Clinton emails are still missing. Details on all below–a jumble of information that must not be forgotten.

The ARB didn’t interview Hillary, nor did they interview her staff. We knew that, but we didn’t know they had no emails from her, or to or from her staff, to consider. Judicial Watch is leading the effort to demand Hillary’s emails. This week, JW stated:

…Hillary’s top aides at State knew that the Benghazi terrorist attack had nothing to do with “demonstrations” or internet videos….

Last year, government lawyers handling the case brought by the conservative group Judicial Watch told a federal judge that the agency had searched its files and had no more records to produce…

They changed their tune on February 2. More here.

Congressman Trey Gowdy, heading-up the Benghazi investigation, said “months and months” of Clinton emails are still missing.

“There are gaps of months, and months and months,” Gowdy said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

If you think to that iconic picture of her on a C-17 flying to Libya – she has sunglasses on and she has her handheld device in her hand – we have no emails from that day. In fact, we have no emails from that trip, Gowdy said. More at The Hill

Thomas Pickering, the head of the ARB, is “proud” of his work, including not interviewing Hillary or her staff, and he thinks his report is just swell. He was appointed by Bill Clinton to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Russia. He was Bill Clinton’s Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 1997 – 2001.

Hillary’s ‘counselor,’ and Chief of Staff, Cheryl Mills, ran interference the night Benghazi broke. Hillary’s claim that an anti-Islam video, created Benghazi, was promoted by Mills:

“Cheryl Mills was instrumental in making sure the big lie was put out there,”  Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said.

Judicial Watch obtained the State Department emails through legal action. “What’s notable thus far is we received no emails from or to [Hillary Clinton],” he said. “You have to wonder whether these aides went offline and were using secret accounts to communicate with her about Benghazi attack.”…

The emails emerged as Clinton fields criticism over revelations that she used personal email during her tenure as secretary. She is now asking the department to make public thousands of emails she has turned over…

Mills, meanwhile, is a focus of the select congressional committee investigating the Benghazi attacks. During congressional testimony, retired Adm. Mike Mullen, who helped lead the Accountability Review Board investigation into the attacks, confirmed under cross-examination that he personally warned Mills that a witness would be damaging to the department. Read more at Fox News.

Former State Department Deputy Assistant, Raymond Maxwell,  walked into, what he said, was the destruction of documents in the “Foggy Bottom” section of the State Department building in Washington, D.C.–located “just under the jogger’s entrance:”

At the time, Maxwell was a leader in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, which was charged with collecting emails and documents relevant to the Benghazi probe.

“I was not invited to that after-hours endeavor, but I heard about it and decided to check it out on a Sunday afternoon,” Maxwell says…

He says a State Department office director, whom Maxwell described as close to Clinton’s top advisers, was there. Though the office director technically worked for him, Maxwell says he wasn’t consulted about her weekend assignment.

He didn’t know it then, but Maxwell would ultimately become one of four State Department officials singled out for discipline—he says scapegoated—then later cleared for devastating security lapses leading up to the attacks. Four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were murdered during the Benghazi attacks. More from Sharyl Attikson here.

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[Megyn] Kelly said that [Sharyl] Attkisson reported that admitted Obama voter and Hillary Clinton supporter Raymond Maxwell, former head of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, is claiming that “he walked into the State Department one night, and that they [staffers]  were scrubbing documents.”

Kelly said that when Maxwell walked in, he was told, “Ray, we are to go through these stacks, pull out anything that might be anybody in the Near Eastern Affairs office, or the 7th floor (Hillary’s floor) in a bad light.”

When Maxwell asked, “Isn’t that unethical?” he was told, “Ray, those are our orders.”

Maxwell claimed that two of Hillary Clinton confidants, including Hillary Clinton’s Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills were present during the alleged cover-up operation. Read more at TPNN

Through testimony and the ARB, Admiral Mike Mullen absolved Hillary Clinton of all blame for Benghaz, saying it was solely the fault of the terrorists, nevermind that he also said:

State Department bureaus that were supporting Benghazi had not taken on security as a shared responsibility, so the support the post needed was often lacking and left to the working level to resolve. The buildings at Special Mission Benghazi did not meet Department standards for office buildings in high-threat areas, and in a sense, fell through the cracks bureaucratically by being categorized as temporary residential facilities. While a number of physical security upgrades were done in 2012, at the time of the attacks the compound did not have all the security features and equipment it needed.

How is a Secretary of State absolved of security issues for a Special Mission she set up? Remember, Mullen had no emails, and he did not address the “video” lie.

Uzra Zeya served as the Executive Secretary to the Board:

She has served as Deputy Executive Secretaries to Hillary Clinton and Condoleeza Rice.Uzra Zeya is a staff member of the American Educational Trust specializing in Islamic affairs. This article by Zeya shows a mission to clear up unattractive images of the prophet Muhammad – things like the the Koran placing men above females. Not so according to Ms. Zeya. She also authored “How US Islamic Financial Institutions Provide Interest-Free Services.” She ‘produced’this video (or something – it’s presented as Islam in America – by Uzra Zeya) of a pretty blonde California girl who converted to Islam, never leaves her home without being properly covered, and runs a school for Muslim children.

All of the links in the above paragraph have been scrubbed with the exception of the last, leading to Zeya’s video.

As Senator Lindsey Graham said, Hillary Clinton ‘got away with murder,’ (see the video here, at about 5 mins-in).


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Texas Law Enforcement Report on Terrorist Aliens, Cartels & Gangs

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An unclassified, but “law enforcement sensitive” report on illegal alien crime, primarily in Texas, was published in the Houston Chronicle. It is shocking to read the extensive cartel activity inside the United States. My town of Tulsa sits straight north of Dallas, about a four-hour drive. Before getting into the report, didn’t you wonder how so many thousands of children could invade our borders, unaccompanied, and supposedly seeking their parents in the U.S.? How did they all show up within days, weeks of each other. Blink your eyes, they were here. Well, the government planned it months in advance, and issued a request titled “Escort Services for Unaccompanied Children.”

Finally, an event the president can’t claim he was surprised about or heard about in the news! Yes, for the first time ever, his administration actually planned well in advance, for the massive swell of illegals coming across the border. Specifically they planned for 65,000 illegals, mostly children under the age of 17, to come across the Texas border. Source: RedState

We heard how parents paid coyotes to get their children into this country, many of them from Central America, but think about what it would take to notify these parents, here in the U.S. and to inform them how to make payment. We should take a hard look at this country’s expenditures. I won’t be surprised to find that we paid criminals to bring the children into Texas. Just guessing. More here – and note the tens of thousands were not vaccinated.

Finally, here are some snippets from the Texas Law Enforcement Report, and please visit Independent Sentinel for other portions of this report. It is about 67 pages long, so it takes more than one of us to get the information out. Many thanks to Grumpy Opinions for coordinating.

Terrorists – designated Special Interest Aliens (SIA) – page 30 of report:

In the Texas Sector, SIAs increased 15 percent during the first nine months of 2014, compared to the same time period in 2013.

In total, 493 SIAs from the 35 countries of interest (compared to 428 during the same period last year) either were encountered illegally entering between Ports of Entry (apprehensions) or presenting themselves at Ports of Entry (inadmissible aliens)….Over the past few years, these have included SIAs from Afghanistan, Bangledesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, and Turkey.

In June 2014, a Somali member of al-Shabaab was encountered at the Hidalgo, Texas [Point of Entry]. He stated he had been trained in April 2014 for a suicide attack in Mogadishu…seeking immigration benefits…stated he was trained with 13 other Somalis for about 10 weeks to use suicide belts, AD-47s and grenades.

It goes on and on.

The following begins on page 15:

? Mexican cartels constitute the greatest organized crime threat to Texas. These powerful criminal organizations use military and terrorist tactics to battle each other and the government of Mexico for control over the lucrative U.S. drug and human smuggling markets. The cartels have also expanded involvement in other criminal activities beyond drug smuggling, including profiting from human trafficking, weapons, smuggling, extortion, kidnapping for ransom, and robbery.

? Mexican cartels control virtually all illegal smuggling activities through the U.S.-Mexico border and continue to supply most of the illicit drugs in the U.S. market. They produce and/or smuggle methamphetamine, marijuana, and heroin, and they have close, and extensive ties with cocaine supply sources in Central and South America.

? Seven of the eight major cartels operate in the state, moving drugs and people into the United States, and transporting cash, weapons and stolen vehicles back to Mexico. These include the Gulf Cartel, Los Zetas, Juarez Cartel, Sinaloa Cartel, Knights Templar, La Familia Michoacama, and the Beltran Leyva Organization. Of these the Gulf Cartel, Los Zetas, the Sinaloa Cartel, and the Juarez Cartel have the most extensive presence and influence throughout Texas.

…recent kidnappings underscore the nationwide reach of Mexican cartels.

As Sara Noble at Independent Sentinel asks, how does a Mexican national who becomes a naturalized U.S. citizen get a Texas law license when he was a former attorney for the Gulf Cartel?

In May 2013, a Southlake, Texas attorney was ambushed, shot and killed by three Mexican nationals while sitting in his SUV. The victim was also a Mexican national and reportedly a former attorney for a leader of the Gulf Cartel. At the time of the murder, two defendants held U.S. Border Cards (BCC) and the third defendant was a legal permanent resident. From approximately March 2011 to May 2013, the three defendants traveled from Mexico to Southlake, and elsewhere with the intent to kill the victim. The three defendants used e-mail to exchange personal information about the victim as well as his location, family, residence, and vehicles. They purchased and placed surveillance cameras around the victim’s neighborhood to track him and his family, in addition to placing tracking devices on their vehicles. While in the area, the defendants bought and rented new vehicles in order to avoid detection. The three men were arrested in McAllen in September 2016.

The report mentions a “Texas Syndicate member who was a confirmed Gulf Cartel associate.” This Texas Syndicate member was wanted for the murder of a 19-year-old (presumably a Texas citizen). What is the Texas Syndicate?

The Texas Syndicate is mostly Texas-based prison gang that includes Hispanic and, at one time, White members. The Texas Syndicate…has been more associated or allied with Mexican immgrant prisoners, known as “border brothers,”…

It was established in the 1970s at Folsom Prison in California in direct response to the other California prison gangs which were attempting to prey on native Texas inmates. Los Zetas cartel has been known to hire US gangs such as the Texas Syndicate and MS-13 to carry out contract killings. Source.

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I don’t know about your thoughts, but there is no excuse for prison gangs.

? We are particularly concerned about the expansion and influence of MS-13, and assess that a further influx of MS-13 members across the border is likely. MS-13 is a large transnational gang with members in the United States, Mexico, and Central America. The gang is composed of loosely organized cliques with no known centralized hierarchy. U.S.-based MS-13 cliques exhibit varying degrees of loyalty to the central leaders in El Salvador….Several U.S. cities have large concentrations of MS-13 members, including Los Angeles, Charlotte (North Carolina), New York, Houston, and the Washington, D.C. area.

? As of December 2013, the National Gang Intelligence Center assessed that MS-13 has been expanding as a result of travel to and from the United States and Central America, and that the gang will continue to expand and strengthen its presence and transnational connectivity….

? …the Rio Grande Valley (RVG) is home to multiple transnational gangs, including MS-13, and represents 43 percent of all gang members in the RVG.

? On September 15, 2014, the mutilated body of a 14-year-old middle school student was discovered in the woods near Houston after he was murdered with a machete…investigation indicates the victim was a U.S. citizen and an MS-13 member who was murdered after refusing to murder his own cousin and for becoming a practicing Christian and trying to leave the gang…Among the group of MS-13 members connected to this murder, at least four individuals revealed that they entered the U.S. at the border in the past 3-8 months.

Drug Smuggling (Note that Human Smuggling and Human Sex Trafficking are intertwined):

We judge that Mexican cartels control, facilitate, or benefit from nearly all human smuggling activity along the U.S.-Mexico border…

Mexican cartels dominate the lucrative U.S. drug and human smuggling markets…resulting billions of dollars of profit…

The Texas-Mexico border area is one of the most active drug smuggling areas in the United States.

Mexico is the dominate foreign producer of heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine for the U.S. market…

Human Smuggling:

We judge that nearly all illegal aliens who have illegally centered the United States made use of alien smuggling organizations (ASOs), nearly all of which are associated with Mexican cartels. These criminal organizations guide groups of illegal aliens across the border and, in many cases, continue to move them through a series of stash houses in the United States en route to a destination beyond the immediate border.

Criminal Arrests of Illegal Aliens in Texas:

According to DHS [Department of Homeland Security] status indicators, between June 1, 2011, and December 31, 2014, more than 96,000 illegal aliens were arrested for criminal offenses and booked into Texas jails. During their criminal careers, these criminal illegal aliens have been charged with more than 247,000 criminal offenses. Those arrests include 561 homicide charges, 27,588 assault charges, 8,984 burglary charges, 31,154 drug charges, 394 kidnapping charges, 17,133 theft charges, 23,476 obstructing police charges, 19,72 robbery charges, 2,826 sexual assault charges, and 3,770 weapons charges.

Of the above numbers, the report says:

These numbers are not a complete count of all crimes committed by illegal aliens in Texas, and likely represent an undercount of all such crime, and the numbers do no account for the unknown number of illegal aliens who were arrested prior to June 2011.

Illegal alien Mexican nationals, arrested and deported multiple times, killed an off-duty Border Patrol agent who was fishing with his family in Willacy County, Texas.

While this report is issued by the state of Texas, these people spread across the U.S. We will always have criminals, but who would have thought our law enforcement could be rendered so impotent?

End note: The report was published at the Houston Chronicle.

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Newly Revealed Pentagon Documents: 9/11/2012 Was Known As A Terrorist Attack Before, During And After Lives Were Lost

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Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens; Information Management Officer Sean Smith; and two CIA Contractors who were former Navy SEALs, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.

Hat/Tip to Doug Ross @ Journal.

We’ve all known it was a lie, the video. It was a lie made up and agreed upon between Obama and Hillary. The end. Period. Enough said.

Now documents have come to light that prove it.

Finally.

Scandal: Heavily redacted documents show a military response had been drafted in answer to the Benghazi terrorist attack by a group supporting “an Islamic state” in Libya. It also showed the attack wasn’t inflamed by a video.

It’s taken Judicial Watch two years to obtain from the most transparent administration in history the 486 pages of documents pertaining to the military response to the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on our Benghazi diplomatic mission. They confirm what we have said repeatedly, that the Benghazi tale spun by President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was indeed a lie agreed upon.

Despite heavy redaction, they show that the real “JV team” — a term applied by Obama to the deadly Islamic State — resides in the White House. The papers reveal, for instance, that at one point the military relied on a photo from a Twitter post to determine the status of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was killed with Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith in the first of two attacks.

Several hours later — hours during which a rescue or support attempt arguably could have been made — terrorists killed CIA contractors and former Navy SEALs Ty Woods and Glen Doherty.

The documents confirm the administration lied in insisting the attacks were nothing more than a spontaneous protest over a video offensive to Muslims — protests that escalated to the point participants spontaneously pulled out their mortars and rocket-propelled grenades.

“The DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) terrorism threat level for Libya is significant,” said one formerly withheld email sent before the attack. “The DOS (Department of State) residential criminal threat level for Libya is high and the non-residential criminal threat level is high. The political violence level threat is critical.”

The documents describe Libya as hardly the poster child for the Arab Spring, and echo warnings sent to State by Stevens himself. He was aware of an attack on a convoy carrying the British ambassador to Libya and a June 2012 attack where an improvised explosive device blew a hole in the Benghazi consulate wall. Nowhere in the 486 pages is mention of or concern for the effects of a video.

On Aug. 8, 2012, Stevens sent a two-page cable to the State Department entitled “The Guns of August: Security in Eastern Libya” and noted a dangerous “security vacuum” in and around Benghazi, as well as the presence of terrorist training camps. He was ignored.

The documents reveal that, early on the day after the attack, the Pentagon received intelligence briefing slides detailing that the June 6, 2012, attack was tied to al-Qaida-linked terrorists seeking an Islamic state in Libya and who threatened to attack U.S. interests there. It also said the June 6 attack “came in response to the 5 June (2012) drone strike on senior al-Qaida leader Abu Yahya al-libi.”

That Sept. 11 was a terrorist attack was known before, during and after it took place.

“I personally … think the (U.S. Africa Command) very quickly got to the point that this was not a demonstration, this was a terrorist attack,” Gen. Carter Ham, head of the Command, testified behind closed doors in June 2013 before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

And that, Ham said, was the “nature of the conversation” he had with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey moments before a 30-minute meeting with Obama prior to the president resting up for his fundraising Las Vegas trip.

A Sept. 13 draft cable — “U.S. Africa Command Request for Forces” — sought an “immediate” response from the Joint Chiefs for “additional forces” to protect “vital naval and national assets” under the operation name “Jukebox Lotus.” This is not something done in response to a spontaneous protest gone wrong.

Unfortunately, it came too late for any support or rescue attempt. Fortunately, the truth is never too late.

Read the full story here.

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Obama Admin To Egypt: Please Stop Bombing ISIS, We’re Trying To Find Them Jobs

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Remember that day after Pearl Harbor when FDR told Harry Hopkins to set up a WPA office in Tokyo because the “root cause” of Japanese aggression was the lack of good jobs?

Yeah, good times.

And it’s what probably would have actually happened if Barack Obama had been our president back then.

Shudder.

Two incomprehensible news items today.

Item #1 — State Department spokesidiot Marie Harf:

We cannot kill our way out of the IS problem; we have to address the “Root Causes” and give the IS killers jobs.

I hear Target is hiring greeters.

And not for nothing, but given Obama’s ability to create jobs, we’re doomed.

Item #2 — Hey Egypt, couldja please stop bombing ISIS? Because it’s making us look lame, or something.

The United States does not support Egyptian and Emirati airstrikes against Islamist militias in Libya because the U.S. believes the crisis in Libya must be resolved politically and without outside interference, a Department of Defense spokesman said Tuesday.

What color is the sky on their planet?

Obama’s strategy is working so well, ISIS just torched another 45 “random” people.

Barbarians.

They’re barbarians. But Obama can’t bring himself to contextualize their depravity.

The Obama White House said Monday that there’s no evidence Muslims are more likely to become radicalized than any other group of people in America, and said that.s why this week’s summit on countering violent extremist won’t focus on Muslims in particular.

The Obama administration has repeatedly avoided saying that radical Islamic extremists are the cause of recent terrorist events around the world, drawing criticism from Republicans who say the White House is ignoring reality. White House officials followed up that logic Monday by saying domestically, it’s not right to profile people based on their religion when considering strategies to counter violent extremists.

I ask again, what color is the sky on their planet?

Here’s a pro tip. Denying reality doesn’t make reality go away.

Officials did acknowledge that the Islamic State is behind several terrorist activities in the Middle East, but they dismissed the idea that this group is Muslim at all. Instead, they said the group is using a “warped interpretation” of Islam.

You wanna know who’s interpretation is “warped?” Obama’s. And all his sycophants’.

While they equivocate, ISIS marches on.

While Obama dithers, the world burns.

Remember his remark about “the JV team?” Yeah, there is a JV team alright, only it’s his team that’s not ready for prime time.

He’s either woefully incompetent, or, and this is my real fear, he’s rooting for the other side and actively working to ensure a worldwide Islamic victory.

America needs a Churchill, or better yet a John III Sobieski. We got a Vidkun Quisling.

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Revisited: Obama’s Ties to the Nation of Islam and Libya

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Editor’s Note: This is an article that goes hand-in-hand with a previous article published here at CH2.0, entitled, “The Obama Administration’s Muslim Connections Run Deep“. It was written by one of our excellent staff contributors, Jim from Asylum Watch, in which he detailed the Obama Administration’s close relationship with radical Islam.

This is an article that was written early in 2011 when Muammar al-Gaddafi in Libya was still alive, but it aptly demonstrates President Barack Obama’s ties with radical Islam.

February 25, 2011 via Present Discontent – In 1984, Louis Farrakhan and Reverend Jeremiah Wright traveled to Libya to be the guests of Muammar al-Gaddafi in Libya. This visit led to Farrakhan becoming the recipient of an interest free $5 million loan in 1985. Nice terms, if you can get them.

Fast forward to the 2008 presidential campaign and you have Wright being quoted in a WND article:

“When [Obama’s] enemies find out that in 1984 I went to Tripoli to visit [Gaddafi] with Farrakhan, a lot of his Jewish support will dry up quicker than a snowball in hell.”

The close ties to Libya become more evident, the deeper we dig. Later in the same year that Farrakhan received the $5 million loan, Gaddafi spoke via satellite to Farrakhan’s Savior’s Day Convention in Chicago, and reportedly told Farrakhan supporters he was prepared to provide weapons to a black army in the U.S. to destroy “white America.”

In October 1995, Gaddafi reportedly called Farrakhan with congratulations on the success of the Million Man March. Gaddafi was said to have assured Farrakhan that together “we will unite our capabilities and efforts to achieve this.”

According to reports in 1996 from Libya’s news agency, JANA, Farrakhan and Gaddafi agreed to work together to mobilize “oppressed blacks, Arabs, Muslims and Red Indians” to help reshape U.S. foreign policy.

Gaddafi said that until his alliance with the Nation of Islam, “our confrontation with America was like a fight against a fortress from outside.”

He asserted his alliance with Farrakhan provides him with “a breach to enter into this fortress and confront it.”

Farrakhan went to Libya for multiple other events. He was the recipient in 1996 of the Gaddafi Human Rights Award, which came with a $250,000 prize. Farrakhan accepted the prize despite U.S. sanctions on Libya.

So it is evident that Gaddafi is closely associated with Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. But how does Obama enter the picture?

Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Barack Obama both attended Farrakhan’s Million Man March on Washington. Rev. Willie Barrow who is a member of Obama’s official campaign Faith Outreach Team, is a close friend of Farrakhan’s, an ardent NOI supporter and an Obama superdelegate.

Farrakhan stated in a 2002 interview he met with Barrow to devise his Nation of Islam platforms.

Marxist activist Cornel West, an adviser to Farrakhan, also had been an adviser to Obama’s 2008 campaign and is a close Obama associate and personal friend.

During the period of Obama’s attendance at Wright’s Trinity United Church, which practices controversial Black Liberation Theology ideology, the Chicago church was openly allied with Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.

Wright gave Farrakhan his 2007 Empowerment Award. Farrakhan delivered multiple guest lectures at the church.

It would seem that Obama picked Wright’s church for a reason.

Wright has been involved in Farrakhan initiatives and labeled him “one of the most important voices in the 20th and 21st century” during a national address to the media in April at which Nation of Islam officials were invited guests.

Obama has appeared at least three times on the cover of Trumpet magazine, founded by Wright. The magazine, to which Obama last year granted a lengthy, exclusive interview, regularly hails Farrakhan.

Obama’s face was featured on the cover of a 2006 issue of Trumpet alongside Farrakhan’s image.

In spite of the MSM all but ignoring the many red flags of Obama’s background, a 2004 picture surfaced of Michelle Obama posing with Louis Farrakhan and Obama adviser Willie Barrow. It was a luncheon for the Rainbow/Push Coalition that Barrow holds the title of Chairman Emeritus.

So what has Obama’s allegiance to Farrakhan, Wright and Gaddafi brought the United States? As reported by ynet news, in a recent interview Muammar al-Gaddafi revealed how he feels about the subject, emphasis mine:

Speaking in the Libyan city of Sirt at an event marking the 24th anniversary of an American attack on Libya, he said, “At the time, we were the target of the American cannon, the American navy challenged us in the gulf of Sirt and attacked us all along Libya’s shores. America tested Libya, and the Libyan people resisted the large country, but today, thank God, the difference is great.”

He said, “Now, ruling America is a black man from our continent, an African from Arab descent, from Muslim descent, and this is something we never imagined – that from Reagan we would get to Barakeh Obama.

Gaddafi stressed that Obama’s presidency is “a major historical gain” and said, “He is someone I consider a friend. He knows he is a son of Africa. Regardless of his African belonging, he is of Arab Sudanese descent, or of Muslim descent. He is a man whose policy should be supported, and he should be assisted in implementing it in any way possible, since he is now leaning towards peace.”

Obama has done more than just pay lip service to the Muslim world and to Gaddafi himself to earn praise from the dictator.

From the American Thinker:

Last year, right around the time Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi called Obama “our son,” Obama earmarked $400,000 for two Libyan charities. The money was divided between two foundations run by Gaddafi’s children; Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation, run by his son Saif, and Wa Attassimou, run by his daughter Aicha.  What noble causes did our tax dollars potentially help support thanks to Obama’s generosity?

Funding of the ship Amalthea:  The Amalthea sailed to Israel with the intent of breaking the Israeli blockade on Hamas.  It carried aid for a pseudo humanitarian crisis and supporters who were said to be “keen on expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people in the plight amidst the siege imposed on Gaza.”  The ship was funded by Saif Gaddafi’s charity, Gaddafi International Charity and Development Association.  Obama’s friend, Bill Ayers, joined attempt #1 against Israel’s blockade on Hamas.  Saif joined attempt #2.  One has to wonder which of Obama’s friends will step up to the plate at attempt #3.

The article goes on to remind us about US State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley’s comments about Gaddafi and how they were rebuked:

As long as we are connecting the dots between Obama and Libya, now seems a good time to remember that the state department issued an official apology to Libya after spokesman P.J. Crowley made disparaging comments about Gaddafi’s call for jihad against Switzerland.  Apparently Crowley spoke on instinct instead of running his reaction by Libya’s “son” first.  As an Obamian spinmeister, Crowley learned that one doesn’t speak ill of “family.”

How much longer will the American people put up with Obama’s patronage to the dictators of the Muslim world? Speaking for myself and a large number of Americans, 2012 cannot get here fast enough.

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Radical Islam: The Obama Administration Does Not Or Can Not Learn From Experience

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Whatever your opinion of Bush’s prolonged war in Afghanistan or the war in Iraq, you probably were never under the impression that President Bush underestimated radical Islamist groups like al Qaeda or the intentions of Iran to become a nuclear power. President Obama and his administration, on the other hand, continue to repeat the same mistakes over and over again in their dealings with Iran and with radical Islamist groups like al Qaeda and it’s now famous spin-off group, ISIS.

Our current Nobel Peace winning President has bombed Muslims in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq (now for the second time), Libya, Somalia, Yemen, and now Syria. I may have missed one or two countries. Has he learned anything in the process? Apparently not. He still believes that Islam is a religion of peace and that Muslims will stop hating us we just show them some respect and tolerance. His policies and actions have created nothing but chaos in Libya, Egypt, Syria and Iraq. He has become famous for drawing red lines with disappearing ink. Mr. Obama is still trying to remove the egg from his face after stating unequivocally, at the Democratic National Convention in 2012, that the War on Terror was winding down and that al Qaeda was on its heels and on the run. One would think that the so-called Smartest Man in the Room would have learned something from six years of mistakes. Alas, that does not seem to be the case. Let’s start with how well the Obama administration has done in their dealings with Iran and its efforts to develop nuclear arms.

Several years of severe sanctions against Iran have not slowed their uranium enrichment program to any “measurable” degree. Not “measurable” because Iran has steadfastly prevented any serious or thorough inspections by international bodies. Israel and Saudi Arabia, the two countries most a risk to a nuclear Iran, have pressured the Obama to use military force to take out Iran’s nuclear capabilities. To the President’s credit, he decided to give diplomacy one more try. Unfortunately, that hasn’t worked out so well. First, he had to soften the sanctions against Iran, as opposed to making them stronger, to even get Iran to come to the negotiating table. And, so far, his self-imposed deadline for reaching an agreement keeps being pushed further and further into the future. Of course the inspectors still haven’t been allowed to inspect. Now our president has used back channels to try to get Iran involved in the fight to defeat their natural (Sunni) enemy, ISIS in Syria. (Which is ironic because he is now bombing them after two years of training and arming them in his quest to bring down the Assad regime. You can’t make this stuff up.) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has, at the ongoing UN summit in New York. responded to President Obama’s entreaty by blackmailing suggesting that security cooperation between Iran and other countries could only occur if they struck a favorable nuclear deal, according to this Fox News story.  The story relates that ideally the US and their NATO allies want to restrict Iran to the use of no more 1500 centrifuges used in the uranium enrichment process. Iran, of course, wants an agreement allowing them to use all 9,400 currently installed centrifuges. But, tough negotiator that Obama is (snark), he’s only willing to meet then half way (4500+/- centrifuges). What will he get in return? Will Iran join in the efforts to fight ISIS? He will get zero. Iran has long had forces fighting in Syria in support of Assad and against the forces,  ISIS, al Qaeda, and other militant groups founded, armed, and trained by the US and its regional “friends”. Also, considering Iran’s lack of cooperation to date, what makes Obama think they would really limit themselves to operating “only” (enough centrifuges to produce some nuclear weapons within a year) 4500 centrifuges? Maybe there is some advantage to having Iran officially fighting with the US. That way if the US bombs Assad’s forces or Assad, the blame could be placed on Iran. At least, Obama could count on the MSM at home to spin his version of the facts.

Let’s move on to how well the Obama administration has done in the various wars the fight against al Qaeda and “friends”. After pulling the troops out of Iraq without a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), Al Qaeda suicide bombings soon became a regular feature of life in Iraq. Obama brought about the overthrow of Gaddafi in Libya with little forethought as to what would come next. Gaddafi’s arms cashes fell into the hands of numerous militant groups as expected and predicted. But, Obama had a plan. An Embassy “mission” was set-up in Benghazi along with a CIA outpost to use clandestine moneys from Qatar to buy Gaddafi’s arms from the rebels and secretly move to “moderate” Muslim fighters in Syria. That didn’t work out so well for our Ambassador and three other brave CIA contractors. Libya is now a no-man’s land for Islamic radical groups fighting over areas of control and sending fighters to Syria and Iraq. Obama forces Egyptian President Mubarak from office and he supported the rise to power of his radical Muslim Brotherhood friends. Fortunately for the people of Egypt, the military came to their rescue a year later. As the President pulls the troop out of Afghanistan, the Taliban attacks there are on the increase. Now Mr. President wants to take on a creature of his own doing, ISIS, in both Iraq and Syria. What evidence is there that his zero success rate will improve this time?

From CNN transcript of Chuck Hagle’s comments on arming and training “moderate” Muslims fighting in Syria at a Senate hearing on September 16, 2014:

A rigorous vetting process will be critical to the success of this program. The DOD will work closely with the State Department, the intelligence community and our partners in the region to screen and vet the forces we train and equip.

We will monitor them closely to ensure that weapons do not fall into the hands of radical elements of the opposition, ISIL, the Syrian regime or other extremist groups.

There will always be risks. There will always be risks in a program like this. But we believe that risk is justified by the imperative of destroying ISIL and the necessity of having capable partners on the ground in Syria.

Where have we heard that before?

From the L.A Times:

The fact that the Obama administration is preparing to overhaul its approach and vet, train and equip the so-called moderate Syrian rebels attests to its lack of confidence in the only opposition fighters it has backed so far: the loosely organized Free Syrian Army, more a shifting franchise operation than a unified fighting force with a coherent central command.

President Obama has said repeatedly that he will not commit US ground forces to the fight against ISIS. I agree with the President on this. General Dempsey has said that ground forces will be necessary to defeat ISIS. I agree with the General. If the ISIS is to be defeated, it will take “boots” on the ground to get the job done. Air strikes alone will not do it. ISIS, like Hamas in Gaza, will move their barracks into schools, mosques, and hospitals. They will billet their fighters in the homes of the resident of the areas they control. They will use human shields.

There are only two possible out comes in this conflict with ISIS. One: they will be defeated by boots on the ground from Saudi Arabia,  The Arab Emirates, Iraq, Jordan, and, yes, Turkey or two: what’s going on today will still be going on twenty years from now and the military industrial complex will be smiling all the way to the bank.

Many of President Obama’s critics have labeled him: President Zero. If they were referring to his batting average against radical Muslims, the moniker fits.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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The Emirates and Egypt Attack Islamist Forces in Libya _ A Positive Step?

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It was about the time that President Obama announced his red line in the sands of Syria that Asylum Watch did a piece promoting the idea that America should stop fighting the proxy wars in the Middle East at the behest of its “partners” in the region; i.e., Saudi Arabia, the Arab Emirates, the Gulf State, and etc. The argument was that the United States had been providing arms, aircraft, and training to the militaries of its “partners for decades and it was high time they took on the responsibility of resolving regional issues themselves. In other words, we should let Muslim nations solve the problems between Muslim nations.

Well, this past Saturday, Reuters report that unidentified aircraft had attacked positions of armed militia in Libya.

 

Local channel al-Nabaa said the planes had attacked four positions of the Operation Dawn, an umbrella of Islamist-leaning forces from Misrata which has been trying to expel brigades from Zintan, also located in western Libya.

 

Yesterday the mystery was solved when as the NYT reports that it was the United Arab Emirates with the aid of Egypt that carried out the attacks:

{U.A.E. and Egypt} “have secretly teamed up to launch airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias battling for control of Tripoli, Libya, four senior American officials said, in a major escalation between the supporters and opponents of political Islam.”

So, this should be seen as a good thing, right? Well, the Obama administration doesn’t see it that way. You see, the U.A.E. and Egypt had the audacity to take this action to try to save Tripoli without asking Mr. Obama’s permission or even advising him of their intentions. I’m sure they were just being polite and didn’t want to disturb Mr. Obama while he was playing golf. Our friend,Bunkerville, as usual, is all over this story.

It took two foreign sources to demonstrate this inane U.S. policy in Libya. First we have the fall of Tripoli. Of course to these animal primitives Islamic whatever. Obama was determined for the Muslim Brotherhood come into power. But it now gets worse. We do nothing. So UAE and Egypt take it upon themselves to try to rid Libya of these terrorists because they are bright enough to figure out they are coming their way next and wait, don’t we want the advancement of ISIS to stop? So pick up the next story  in which the U.S. and Europe condemns “outside interference”. Try and make sense of this one. Was it because Lurch was not told or involved?

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The United States and European allies have issued a warning on Libya, condemning the ‘escalation’ in violence there while cautioning against outside meddling. The group of nations called for an immediate ceasefire.

The statement, signed by the governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States, warned that outside interference in Libya would worsen divisions and slow down any hope of a democratic transition in the country. (Chuckle time.)

The message from the Obama administration and its NATO allies is clear: ” We made that mess. It’s our mess and we like it just the way it is. How dare you (U.A.E and Egypt) to think you can just step in and try to clean up the mess we worked so hard to create?” 

Folks, isn’t it time that the US admits that its Middle East policies, which were supported and encouraged by many of its regional partners, have been a disaster. We and our partners have created a number of Frankenstein monsters. Isn’t it time to back off and encourage our partners: Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. the Gulf States, and Egypt to use all those arms and training we provided to solve their own regional problems?

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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Gowdy on Benghazi Investigation: “…we are going to do it methodically, professionally.”

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Hat/Tip to Conservative Tribune.

As we all know, Congressman and former Federal Prosecutor, Trey Gowdy has been appointed Chair of a select committee to investigate the events at Benghazi that led to the deaths of four American citizens, including our Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens.

But true to his undefeated streak as a prosecutor, he is taking his time and not rushing into anything.

After Congress returns from their August recess, Gowdy intends to begin holding hearings with the Benghazi Select Committee, most likely in early September.

Gowdy has already promised to subpoena Hillary Clinton and compel her to testify, although it remains unclear if she will cooperate, as she has intimated that she won’t turn over her personal notes regarding Benghazi.

He’s also not being rushed or deterred by the upcoming mid-term elections.

Trey Gowdy was recently asked in an ABC interview if he would be done with his Benghazi Committee before the midterm elections take place, which Gowdy laughed off, according to The Hill.

“No. Heavens no,” said Gowdy, “I have decided that I would rather be right than first. So we are going to do it methodically, professionally.”

And even though the left will accuse him of grandstanding to score cheap political points, Gowdy isn’t having any of it.

Gowdy said the first public hearing will focus mostly on the State Department’s Accountability Review Board investigation of the Benghazi, and if their recommendations have been taken to heart and followed by the State Department.

He said there may be other public hearings in the future, but he prefers to do his work in private depositions, feeling he can get more done without the grandstanding for cameras and limited time frame that come with public hearings.

“I can get more information in a five-hour deposition than I can [in] five minutes of listening to a colleague asking questions in a committee hearing,” he said, adding: “My view of public hearings — if there is a factual discrepancy, then the jury or our fellow citizens need to hear both sides, and they can determine where the greater weight or credibility is. But if there is a consensus on a point, there really is not any reason to litigate that in public.”

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Well Choreographed Chaos in Iraq

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Fox News _ “Earlier this week, one Iraqi in the area cried to the world, `There is no one coming to help.’ Well, today, America is coming to help,” Obama said. “We’re also consulting with other countries — and the United Nations — who have called for action to address this humanitarian crisis.” _ (emphasis added)

The “humanitarian crisis” is taking place in Iraq and is the result of the cumulative barbaric genocidal acts of  another Islamic extremist group calling themselves ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) or IS (Islamic State) against non-Muslims and Muslim whose belief in Islam is in any way different from what the IS believes.

The “help” being offered by President Obama includes air drops of humanitarian supplies and he also authorized military air strikes “if necessary”.

Today’s title, Well Choreographed Chaos, was chosen yesterday before President Obama made his announcement. What I had planned, with my tin-foil hat firmly in place, was to demonstrate that the chaos we see everywhere at home and around the world, from the crisis on our southern border to the crisis in the Ukraine, to the threats to the hegemony of the US dollar by the BRIC countries, to the deliberate manufacturing of financial bubbles by the major central banks, and the chaos that has enveloped Northern Africa and the Middle East has not occurred by happenstance. With the help of another apparent member of the tin-foil hat brigade, I was going to show how all of this chaos was in fact carefully planned and orchestrated _ choreographed, if you will _  to provide cover and to provide everyone everywhere someone they can point their fingers at and blame for the world-wide financial collapse (dollar collapse) that must happen as designed. In this way no one will be looking behind the current to see who has really been pulling the levers that brought the world to its knees, the owners of the world’s largest investment banks. Then on cue when there has been enough death and bloodshed guess who will appear on their white horses to offer salvation to world with a new world reserve currency plan and, of course, that will require a more centrally planned world, which only they can do.

Now that the President has announced his plan to help those being persecuted by the Islamic State barbarians it occurs to me that maybe The Powers That Be (TPTB) behind the curtain have their prefered trigger for the coming financial collapse… runaway oil price.

If we look  back in time, it  is clear that TPTB, through their sock puppet heads of states, have been playing their game of geopolitical chess in the Middle East for a long time, at least since the early 50’s. For decades the Western heads of states supported or, at least, tolerated despot dictators in the region in order to maintain a semblance of stability and relatively cheap oil (energy) to feed the economic wonders of the West ( and later the Asian Tigers). But, let’s focus on the Bush/Obama years, because what had been a rather passive game of geopolitical chess suddenly became a much more aggressive game when President G. W. Bush decided he could couldn’t let the sleeping dog, Saddam Husein, rest.

Putting aside the mysterious weapons of mass destruction (WMD), Bush was not satisfied with destroying Saddam’s military and capturing Saddam and seeing him tried and put to death. He decided our troops had to stay and do some nation building and bring mob rule democracy to Iraq. No doubt some low-level strategic planners in the governments of the West were scratching their heads over this move because mob rule democracy in Iraq would mean the Shias would come to power and be a natural ally of Iran and that would spell trouble in the years ahead.

Now flash forward a few years and we have an unknown community organizer with Muslim ties from his youth as president, Barack Husein Obama. Mr. Obama comes into office with a clear plan to end the war in Iraq, which he did. He also announced that he wanted to  create a new era mutual cooperation and respect with the Muslim countries of the Middle East. Yeah well, that didn’t last long. (Remember that Obama too is a sock-puppet with a script to follow.) Suddenly, President Obama is determined to bring mob rule democracy to Egypt and Libya. Then he set his sights on Syria. So, the US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, and probably Israel all began arming, funding, and training the Sunni Muslim militants ( can anyone spell al Qaeda? Or, is that ISIS now?) in their fight to over throw the Assad (Shia) government of Syria. Many people, including yours truly, warned that this was not a civil war in Syria but a war between the Shia and Sunni Muslim sects and that it would take long for this Shia/Sunni war to spill into Iraq.

Fast forward to today. It only took a few hours for the US Military to decide that air strikes were necessary. We are now officially fighting the same Sunni militants that we and our allies friends associates have been aiding and abetting for the last three years. How’s that for insanity??? It couldn’t possibly get any worse, right? Or, could it?

Here is an ugly thought for you. The Fox News article linked above included this:

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday condemned the attacks on minorities in Iraq and urged international support for the Iraqi government. The council said that the attacks could constitute crimes against humanity and that those responsible should be held accountable.

A very reasonable and understandable position for the UN to take, don’t you think? Sure it is. So, can anyone tell me how the UN or the US or NATO or anyone else could object if Iran decides to enter the fray with boots on the ground… to, you know, to protect all those non-Muslim minority groups from the barbaric Sunnis?

I’m have a picture in my mind of a gigantic stick of dynamite with a lit fuse in each end. If oil flow from the Iraqi fields is interrupted for any length of time, that could trigger a world-wide financial collapse and no one will be looking behind the curtain to see who orchestrated this chaos.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

Original Post:  Asylum Watch

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Obama’s Foreign Policy In One Word: Chaos

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How  could President Obama’s foreign policy be described as anything other than utter confusion and disorder? The Middle East is best example of America’s foreign policy of chaos under the Obama administration. The world is shaking its collective head at the mess Obama’s policies have made of Libya and Egypt. But, the crown jewel of chaos has to be the mess in Syria and Iraq.

To be fair, it was the previous idiot President who decided to dethrone the long time Sunni Muslim president of Iraq and allow the majority of Iraqis to elect a Shia Muslim president, who would naturally ally his country with our worst enemy in the region, Iran, a Shia Muslim nation. But then, our current Idiot-In-Chief ended the war in Iraq without getting a Status of Force Agreement (SOFA). He didn’t get the SOFA because unlike all the other SOFAs we have in the region, Obama insisted that the agreement be approved by the Iraqi Parliament instead of by decree of the Iraqi president. Had he gotten the SOFA Iran would not be using Iraqi air space to send arms and fighters to assist the Assad regime in Syria, who Obama wants to dethrone.

So, today we have a civil war raging in Syria, which as predicted by this humble observer of the asylum we all have live in and many others has spilled over into Iraq. Who is the Obama administration supporting in these two (one?) civil wars? Everyone!

Think about it. In Syria our government is arming and in some cases training Sunni Muslim militias against the Shia Muslim forces of Assad and Iran and Iraq. In Iraq, on the other hand, because their army has nearly all deserted, our government is now arming and possibly training, Shia Muslim militias to fight against the same Sunni Muslim militias we are supporting in Syria. Does that mean we are indirectly supporting the fight against Iran in Syria and indirectly supporting Iran in Iraq?

Is it any wonder why America’s influence in the region has all but disappeared?

Well, that’s what I’m thing. What are your thoughts?

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Muslim Lobbyist Appointed to Benghazi Select Committee – Hello Trey?!?!

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If Philip Kiko is the “Majority Staff Director” for the House Select Committee on Benghazi, I’m expecting the “Minority Staff Director” to be, maybe, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad, or Dalia Mogahed. It’s not a stretch. I admit I don’t know much about the way a House Select Committee is formed. I haven’t found anything explaining why an outside “majority staff director” is needed, but assuming one is needed, why has Rep. Trey Gowdy chosen lobbyist, Philip Kiko, who has worked on behalf of the most liberal of all organizations (see that partial list below).

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Muslim Lobbyist, Philip Kiko

According to a link at Shoebat.com, among Kiko’s clients in his position as vice-president of Smith-Free Group, are:

• American-Arab Anti-Discrimination
• American Association for Affirmative Action
• American Federation of Teachers (AFL-CIO)
• Amnesty International
• Equal Justice Society
• Global Rights
• Immigration Equality
• Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
• Muslim Advocates
• National Black Justice Coalition
• National Center for Lesbian Rights
• National Center for Transgender Equality
• National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
• National Committee on Pay Equity
• National Council of La Raza
• National Immigration Forum
• National Immigration Law Center
• National Organization for Women
• Open Society Policy Center
• Sierra Club
• Southern Poverty Law
• and most of the member churches of the liberal National Council of Churches

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Congressman Gowdy’s statement about Philip Kiko:

He has a proven record of effective leadership and management, and I am pleased to have him on our team as we conduct a serious, fact-driven investigation to ensure our fellow Americans know the full truth about what happened in Benghazi,” Gowdy said in a statement. Source: Politico

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US Ambassador Chris Stevens, his body being dragged through the streets of Benghazi, Libya

Speaker John Boehner, dragged kicking and screaming into this investigation, “praised” Kiko, who has a history of working for Republicans on the Hill. Boehner said Kiko is a “man of unquestioned integrity.” So there’s the story: Boehner picked him (is my guess). There is still reason, in my opinion, to believe that Boehner knew of, and approved Ambassador Chris Stevens’ mission — running weapons from Libya to the Syrian rebels, reason enough that Boehner, and perhaps the entire House leadership, did not want this investigation.

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Bombshell: New Source Tells Allen West of Weapons Scheme Behind Benghazi Cover Up

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Hat/Tip allenbwest.com .

Former Representative Allen West (R) reveals the truth behind the lies and obfuscations by the Obama administration regarding the Benghazi attacks on 9/11/’12. He comes by this via a new source, which he explains below:

allen west guardian of the republicToday as I returned from Detroit, I had a moment that I truly felt was God sent, as I don’t believe in coincidences. It happened on one of my flights, and it was two hours I will never forget.

I was seated beside someone who personally knew one of the men who was there on the roof in Benghazi. This person was excited to share with me the “ground truth” of what happened September 11, 2012.

The level of detail that this source was aware of assured Col. West that this person had inside knowledge of the events of that night.

My seat mate drew schematics to orient me to the “time and spacing” and the direction of the attack. I learned about the repeated orders to the men at the CIA annex to stand down and do nothing — thank God two of them, Glenn Doherty and Ty Woods, lived up to their code of honor and ran to the sound of the guns, resulting in their loss of life — but the preservation of life for others, their fellow Americans.

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Glen Doherty & Tyrone Woods

I learned about the proximity of the staging area of the attack to the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, and the attackers were indeed Ansar al-Sharia, a group affiliated with al-Qaida. I came to understand why Ambassador Chris Stevens was there in the first place and that he had in fact requested better security but was denied – the question is, by whom? And I learned that the Martyrs of 17 February Brigade were in charge of security and were the ones who opened the gates, then fled.

And lastly, he learned why it has taken so long for the details of that night to come to light.

I learned there are those who are being threatened with their pensions being cut off if they come forth to speak.

And I learned, as I presumed, that there was a covert weapons scheme going on in Libya, Benghazi. We had been supplying radical Islamists with weapons against Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi, effectively supplying the enemy and destabilizing that country. And it seems that there was a CIA weapons buy-back program, the aim of which was to ship the retrieved weapons out of Libya through Turkey, and to the Islamist forces in Syria.

Read his entire article, here.

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Hillary’s Glasses the Clue to the Extent of Her Head Injury?

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I have to admit, I didn’t believe the story of Hillary’s fall. Didn’t read much about it, I just thought she didn’t want to talk about Benghazi.

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A New York ophthalmologist told FoxNews.com that special glasses former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was seen wearing last year are used to treat double vision, which is sometimes caused by severe head trauma.

Dr. Marc Werner explained the purpose of the Fresnel prism eyeglasses, like the ones Clinton wore, amid questions about the potential presidential candidate’s health. The subject was raised after Karl Rove commented on her time in and out of the hospital in December 2012.

“In order to see one object, your eyes need to be pointed in the same direction. If your eyes are misaligned, one way to optically align them is to put a prism … on your glasses,” Werner said.

In late 2012, Clinton was suffering from a stomach virus when she fell at her home, struck her head and endured a concussion, according to her representatives. Doctors later discovered a blood clot behind her right ear. Werner says severe head trauma could have caused double vision and Clinton’s need for Fresnel prism glasses.

Read more at FoxNews.

A look through Google images for Hillary shows only a few photos with glasses, always the same glasses, with the exception of one with sunglasses. The photos with the glasses are in the months of January, February and August 2013.

Hat/Tip WeaselZippers.

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Benghazi House Select Members

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The Republican members of the House Select Committee on Benghazi are:

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Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Chairman

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Trey Gowdy

Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN)

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Susan Brooks

Rep. Martha Roby (R-Alabama)

Portrati Martha Roby, Republican Representative from Alabama
Martha Roby

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)

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Jim Jordan

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS)

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Mike Pompeo

Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL)

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Peter Roskam

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)

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Lynn Westmoreland

Related and Background (see Benghazi database here):

Trey Gowdy: No Pursuit of Truth if Democrats Can veto Subpoenas – Benghazi Survivors Taking Polygraphs Monthly?

Leon Panetta Violated NDAA, Changed Benghazi Sp Forces Mission Without Chris Stevens MANDATED Approval

Operation Zero Footprint – US & Allies Freak Over Gaddafi Demand for Gold for Oil. End is Near

Benghazi: Strange String of Command: Buck McKeon Refutes Lovell’s “Insights” — Someone has Something to Lose. Who?

Benghazi 9/11/12 @ 6:17 pm Susan Rice Given Tweet from Freelancer @JomanaCNN in Libya: Ansar al-Sharia Attacking Benghazi Compound

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Trey Gowdy: No Pursuit of Truth if Democrats Can Veto Subpoenas – Benghazi Survivors Taking Polygraphs Monthly?

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This post is a mash-up of an interview yesterday on Fox News Sunday, and portions of previous statements made about Benghazi by Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC). Below are snippets of two video transcripts along with the videos. The Democrat talking points from Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA) would be funny if Democrats had not tried so baldly to keep evidence from the public. He even used the words “reckless and irresponsible” about the coming House Select Committee. More: “we participated in seven investigations,” “nothing new,” “want fair and balanced process,” “witch hunt,” “open and balanced process,” (and that, after Democrats shut Republicans out of every House ObamaCare committee that led to the actual legislation). Not only was ObamaCare secret, they bought votes and Becerra talks about “open, fair, balanced,” and had the audacity to intimate that only Democrats would respect “four dead Americans.”

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen Chris Wallace be dogged about pressing Democrats on their hypocrisy, as he did in this interview. In fact, I’ve never seen him lean even slightly toward a conservative side, but there was one issue Wallace was having none of, and that’s the Democrat argument that the Dan Rhodes email contained nothing new or different from what has been known for 20 months. In the first video, watch Becerra’s face: patronizing, holding up his pitiful stack of papers from previous hearings, smug, impolite, making faces.

Wallace put up these demands to be met, issued from Nancy Pelosi, if Democrats are to participate on the House Select Committee:

• Democrats must sign off on subpoenas

• Democrats must be allowed to participate in witness interviews

• Republicans must not selectively release testimony

xavier becerraWALLACE: Congressman Becerra, I have a simple question. Are you saying that if you get satisfactory answers to those, the Democrats will participate, and if you don’t, that you won’t?

BECERRA: We’ve participated in all the other seven

investigations. If it’s a fair, open and balanced process, absolutely, but we don’t want to see reckless, irresponsible handling of an affair that took the lives of four brave Americans.

WALLACE: You’re saying that if you’re satisfied with the ground rules, you’re declaring that the Democrats will appoint members to this Committee?

BECERRA: I believe so. We’ve always said that we are ready to participate. We have an oversight responsibility in Congress. What we don’t want to see is reckless and irresponsibile use of taxpayer money to do these witch hunts.

WALLACE: Congressman Gowdy, is it reasonable for Democrats to demand some say in how the Committee is run?

GOWDY: No sir, and if you talk to the ranking members of the two sub-committees that have presided, Zoe Lofgren and Eleanor Holmes Norton, they will tell you, I don’t run my committees the way that Democrats are fearful of. I want a process Chris, that at the end of it, you are welcome to draw different conclusions from the from facts, but I want everyone to say, it was fair, it was exhaustive, and we know more than we did when it started, so on two of those three parts, I think reasonable minds can agree, but on the first point, Chris [Becerra continually trying to interrupt], imagine you and I starting an investigation, and the first thing you ask for is the ability to deny or veto subpoenas going to witnesses. How can it be a pursuit of the truth?

BECERRA: We’ve never asked for that Trey [but Nancy Pelosi clearly did]. What we are simply saying is, make it a process where we can’t be excluded from the interview of witnesses; where we can’t be excluded when a decision is made to subpoena a witness. Make it so that we are all in the room when we are reviewing the documents that are supposed to be evidence. What we don’t want to be is excluded. We don’t want the American public to be shut-out. Fair, balanced and open…

GOWDY: How does it benefit me, Xavier, when I have said from Day 1 that I want this to transcend politics and I want it to inspire trust in you and our fellow citizens. How does it benefit me to do any of the things you just listed?

Wallace asks how Gowdy answers those who say the Select Committee has the sole purpose to hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances for a 2016 presidential race?

GOWDY: I have no friends to reward and no foes to punish and we’re going to go wherever the facts take us. Facts are neither Republican nor Democrat. They are facts, and if we overplay our hand, and engage in a process that is not fair, according to the American people, we will be punished, as we should be for that.

WALLACE: Tell me the biggest single question you want to ask Secretary Clinton.

GOWDY: Why were we still in Benghazi? The British Ambassador was almost assassinated. Our facility was attacked twice. There were multiple episodes of violence. We were the last flag flying in Benghazi, and I would like to know why.

WALLACE: The Pew Research Center did a poll recently and I want to put its results up on the screen, because when asked what single thing they have the most negative view of in Hillary Clinton’s career, they cited Benghazi more than the Monica Lewinsky scandal [15% Benghazi more negative to 9% Monica Lewinsky negative]. People still have a lot questions about Hillary Clinton’s role.

BECERRA: Chris, so the year-and-a-half that was spent by seven different committees, didn’t answer — of course it did.

WALLACE: Wait, wait. You keep pointing to that. We didn’t fine out — and they had been subpoenaed — all the State Department documents [Becerra tries to break-in] — excuse me Sir, they had subpoenaed all the State Department documents and it took until last week for the Administration to finally to release the Ben Rhodes email, in which two days before Susan Rice appeared on this show, he was suggesting that she say that it was the video, not because of a policy failure.

BECERRA: You got yours. You know that that email shows nothing new. It simply…

WALLACE: I don’t agree with that. I think it shows something dramatically new, despite what the White House has been saying for the last year and a half, is shows that inside the White House they were telling Susan Rice what to say.

BECERRA: Chris, every time you get a witness or someone to come talk to you here, they are always going to try to prepare for that conversation with you.

WALLACE: That not what Jay Carney said for 20 months.

BECERRA: That email has nothing that is inconsistent with what the CIA and our security personnel were telling us at the time. It’s exactly the same, but if I can make one quick point, I love what Trey just said. I hope that Trey is going to stay true to what he just said. The rules, however, will determine if this is a fair process, not what Trey says. It’s whether the rules for the conduct of the hearing will provide for a fair, open and balanced process.

WALLACE: You brought up earlier, that I want to finish with Congressman Gowdy. You are saying that this is not political, this is just about fact finding, but as Congressman Becerra brought up, just this week, the National Republican Congressional Committee [NRCC], which is the Committee that supports GOP House candidates, sent out this fundraiser:

House Republicans will make sure that no one will get away from Gowdy and the Select Committee. Will you automatically add your name today to join us and become a Benghazi Watchdog?

This is a fundraiser coming down from the NRCC. Congressman Gowdy, isn’t this exactly the danger, the risk that you overstep your bounds, the GOP, not you personally, you overreach and you make this political and as Congressman Becerra mentioned, you end up, like, going on a political hunt, instead of dealing with issues that people deal with their daily lives, like ObamaCare and jobs?

GOWDY: Yes. Which is exactly why I said, I will never, and have never, sent out any fundraising literature, trying to raise money in the grief and the tragedy of four dead Americans, and I have asked my colleagues to follow suit, but my friend and colleague, Tommy Cotton, from Arkansas, did a magnificent job on the House floor of pointing out the duplicity and hypocrisy of Democrats all of a sudden, deciding that certain things are above politics. They raised money on Sandy Hook. They raised money on Katrina. They raised money on Iraq and Afghanistan, and so for me, I will not raise money on Benghazi, just like I never raised money using crime victims when I was a prosecutor; and I’ve asked my colleagues to follow suit but it would be helpful if our colleagues on the other side  of the aisle did not have selective amnesia when it comes to what’s appropriate to raise money off of and what is not.

The second video below is Gowdy with a montage of his past comments on Benghazi. Here are a few snippets:

There is nothing “phony” about four murdered Americans in Benghazi and he thinks there is, I encourage him to look at the autopsy photos.

• They stood their post. The most that we can do is stand this meager post that we’ve been assigned and demand that this administration speak the truth to the people it is supposed to serve. This was never about a video. It was never spontaneous. It was terror, and I want to know why we were lied to.

• So, if anyone wants to know what difference does it makes — anyone want to ask what difference does it make, it always matters, whether you can trust your government. And to the families, we’re going to find out what happened in Benghazi and I don’t give a damn who’s career is impacted. We’re going to find out what happened.

• I was a prosecutor for 16 years. This is not my first death threat. I’m always happy when it doesn’t come from my wife, and this one did not. I’m going to be fine. It’s not going to keep me from doing my job.

• I need all the evidence, all the documents, unredacted, and I need access to all the witnesses.

• You can draw all the conclusions you want, but you can’t draw any conclusion if you don’t have the evidence. You can say whatever else you want: he’s not smart, his suit doesn’t match, bad hair cut, but no one will tell you I’m not fair.

Remember Gowdy walking up a podium and immediately asking the media questions?

I’m going to ask you some questions and if you can’t answer these questions, then I’ll leave you to draw whatever conclusion you want to draw, about whether or not the media has provided sufficient oversight [on Benghazi].

1. Can you tell me why Chris Stevens was in Benghazi the night that he was killed? [silence] Do you know? [silence] Does it bother you whether or not you know why Chris Stevens was in Benghazi?

2. Do you know why we were the last flag flying in Benghazi after the British had left and the Red Cross had been bombed? [silence]

3. Do you know why additional requests for security were denied? [silence] Do you why an Ambassador asking for more security, days and weeks before he was murdered and those requests went unheeded? Do you know the answer to why those requests went unheeded?

4. Do you know why no assets were deployed during the siege? I’ve heard the explanations, which defy logic, frankly, that we couldn’t have gotten there in time, but you know, they didn’t know when it was going to end, so how can you possible cite that as an excuse?

5. Do you know whether the President called any of our allies and said, can you help? We have men under attack. Can you answer that? [silence]

6. Do any of you know why Susan Rice was picked? The Secretary of State did not go. She says she doesn’t like Sunday talk shows. That’s the only media venue she doesn’t like, if it’s true. Why was Susan Rice on the five Sunday talk shows? [silence]

7. Do know the origin of this mythology that it was spawned as a spontaneous reaction to a video? Do you know where that started? Do you know how we got from no evidence of that, to that being the official position of the administration?

john leboutillierNo video for this, but Fox News’ Harris Faulkner had a panel on Benghazi last night that revealed an astonishing fact, if indeed it is a fact. On the panel were John Leboutillier, Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen. Leboutillier said he hoped the House Select Committee on Benghazi would subpoena all those on the ground in Benghazi that night, who have been told they cannot testify and who must endure a polygraph MONTHLY (paraphrased but the words “polygraph” and “monthly” were his words). I did know they were not allowed to come forward and I had heard that they were polygraphed, but — monthly!

What do you think? Are all Benghazi survivors subjected to monthly polygraphs?

H/T The Right Scoop

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Hillary Clinton Showed Disdain for Guns in Benghazi & Promises to “Rein” in Founders – Gun Rights Too Lenient in US

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National Journal quotes Hillary Clinton saying she “supports” the Second Amendment, but I don’t see that word in quotation marks. She is quoted saying “we’ve got to rein in” gun rights. Hillary’s past record matters. It is essentially the same policy she used in Benghazi. Marines were sanctioned to carry weapons, but she removed the Marines from the country. She said we had a “robust” security detail in Benghazi, a proven, intentional lie. She hired a non-sanctioned British security firm that no one believes was on site that night, and had they been, they could have used only flashlights and batons under her Rules of Engagement (ROE). Hillary Clinton is a smug and dangerous woman with seriously compromised judgement.

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Security practices at the diplomatic compound, where Blue Mountain guards patrolled with flashlights and batons instead of guns, have come under U.S. government scrutiny in the wake of the September 11 attack in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Federal contract data shows that the Benghazi security contract, worth up to $783,284, was listed as a “miscellaneous” award, not as part of the large master State Department contract that covers protection for overseas embassies.

“Blue Mountain was virtually unknown to the circles that studied private security contractors working for the United States, before the events in Benghazi,” said Charles Tiefer, a commissioner at the Commission on Wartime Contracting, which studied U.S. contracting in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Read the full story here.

She chose the 17th Marty’s Brigade to be on site with Blue Mountain. She chose Muslims to protect our people in one of the most dangerous places on the face of the earth. The 17th Martyr’s Brigade are believed to have taken part in the attack. Judgement matters.

Suicide by gun also bothers Hillary. National Journal believes she was referring to her friend Vince Foster in some remarks. The National Journal acknowledges a “right-wing conspiracy” surrounding his death.

She cautioned voters to never vote for a candidate who will not “compromise,” as if compromising with the devil would ever be a good idea. If you are one of ‘those’ believing in Hillary, and feel certain there are Democrats to “compromise” with, fair warning, you have another 18-wheeler coming at you. One more Democrat in the White House will finish us off, if Obama hasn’t done so by late 2016.

As president, her husband, Bill Clinton, fought hard to implement new gun-control laws in the 1990s, which, as Hillary Clinton acknowledged Tuesday, cost him politically.

The Founders, in their wisdom, saw Hillary Rodham Clinton in the future and took measures to protect us against her and her husband.

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Trey Gowdy Benghazi: Witnesses Had Courage to Come Forward – Systemic Effort to Intentionally Hide Records

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Trey Gowdy talked with Greta tonight about his plans for the House Select Committee to investigate Benghazi. Video below and snippets of the transcript.

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GRETA: All right, you mentioned the classified documents. I’ve had a beef with Washington for however long I’ve been here. Seems like anytime anyone wants to hide anything, in any administration, Republican, Democrat, the trick is to classify it. Are you willing to go through the documents? Do you have the power to declassify any documents you think shouldn’t be kept from the american people.

GOWDY: Speaker Boehner is going to give us any power we need to get to the bottom of it. Jason Chaffetz was on another show today showing the discrepancy between two documents that were produced, ostensibly the same document, but this had redactions that that one did not have in it and that’s inexcusable when you live in a free and open society where you are supposed to have access to the truth and the facts…

GRETA: You told me right here that you have evidence that not only are they, meaning the Obama administration, hiding it, but there is an intent to hide it. I can’t disclose that evidence yet but there is a systemic, intentional decision to withhold certain documents from Congress. Will we see those documents?

GOWDY: Well, I can’t prove to you what I don’t know. I don’t know whether the documents have been destroyed. I know this, there are witnesses that have had the courage to come forth and share with us what was a systemic effort to take certain documents — take the ARB [Accountability Review Board], for instance — does anybody believe the ARB had access to all the documents and all of the witnesses? I don’t know anyone who believes that, so that necessarily undercuts any thing they may have found.

I’m tell you this, if a document exists, regardless of classification, we need to have access to it. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be public, but as you know, there is an over-classification to protect people’s reputations and people’s careers and that is not a legitimate classified document just because you are worried that it may hurt people’s feelings or ruin your career.

Greta asked if Gowdy will have access to the military’s “after action” report, as the ARB had only a summary report. Gowdy yes, he will see it and he says there is a very good reason you “can’t summarize evidence in front of a jury. The jury has the right to hear the question and judge the credibility of the witness. Their credibility can be impeached. I’m not interested in summaries, not interested in synopses. I’m interested in the document, the witness, and I’ll decide if the appropriate questions were asked in the past. With respect to the ARB — the Secretary of State was never interviewed by the ARB, so how can I tell your viewers whether or not she was aware that our facility had been attacked before in Benghazi, or that the British Ambassador had been attacked? How can I answer that question if the ARB never saw fit to even interview the Secretary of State?

Greta asked if he will “seek” to see the daily intel briefings from the CIA for the president on the 11th, 12th and 13th. Will you urge a disclosure of those?

GOWDY: I want to see every single, solitary, relevant material document. In fact, I want to see everything for which there can be any argument that it is relevant and then we can judge whether or not it is material. For all I know, the Intel Committee has already seen the documents you referenced, which is another reason the Speaker did what he did, because we’ve been fragmented, and what Intel knows, and Oversight, and Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security would not know.

Greta asked if he has “an end point” and has a date he thinks the investigation might be finished — before mid-terms, after mid-terms? Gowdy said he thinks the House Resolution will have an end date in it, but said that date has not been shared with him.

Gowdy said the State Department has not provided all that it should have provided to comply with the document request for 20 months “There is no judge in America that would allow you 20 months to comply with a subpoena.” He believes much depends on how willing the administration is to provide materials, witnesses and documents.

GOWDY: With respect to politics, Greta, I would just say, there are certain things that have to transcend politics. I don’t mean to sound naive, but the murder of four fellow Americans and an attack on a facility that is emblematic of our country, should transcend politics, and I know that our fellow citizens can handle the truth, but only if they get access to it. They can draw their own conclusions about politics, who’s at fault, who’s not at fault, but they can’t do it if they have all the documents and all the witnesses.

For background on the ARB (Accountability Review Board) see here and here. For my full Benghazi database, go here. If the video does not play or disappears visit Fox News.
 
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