Tripoli: Amid Worst Violence Since Gaddafi Topple State Dept. Refuses To Evac Embassy

July 16, 2014 at 9:52 am

Imagine the world without Obama having “substantially improved tranquility of the global community.”
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Making matters worse, the US Embassy is in close proximity to the top hot spot.

(CNSNews.com) – As fighting between rival militias rages in Libya — the worst fighting seen in Tripoli since dictator Moammar Gaddafi was toppled in 2011, the Associated Press reported — “no decision has been made” to evacuate the U.S. Embassy, the Obama administration said on Tuesday.

“That’s a decision only the State Department can make,” Rear Admiral John Kirby told a news conference. “And as in Libya or anywhere else in the world, we remain postured and prepared to assist in those kinds of effort should they be required, but they’re not right now, and there’s been no request to do that.”

The United Nations on Monday announced it is temporarily withdrawing its staff from Libya now that the fighting has closed the international airport in Tripoli.

The Libyan government says that 90 percent of the aircraft and several buildings at the airport have been damaged or destroyed in three days of shelling.

The U.S. Embassy is near the airport, and on Tuesday, the State Department was asked about possible evacuations:

“Well, we’re obviously deeply concerned about the level of violence in Libya and some of the incidents you referred to,” State Department spokesman Jen Psaki said.

“Every day we make assessments about the level of violence and the impact on our personnel there, but I don’t have anything to predict for you or outline in terms of any changes to our security posture or level of staffing on the ground.

“There’s nothing more important than the safety — almost nothing more important than the safety and security of our staff. But we do that in private, and I have nothing to outline for you here publicly.”

Continued >>>

Unbelievable that Psaki makes such an erroneous contradictory claim with a straight face.

A Benghazi jihad redux waiting to happen? Now that Obama has painted a bounty target on Americans it is anybody’s guess.

Hillary Includes Photo Of Benghazi Caskets On “Hard Choices” Back Cover Photo Montage UPDATE: Sticker Price Already Slashed 40% [Photo]

June 10, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Brazen.

Hard Choices indeed.

Hillary on security in Benghazi as told to Diane Sawyer:

As the independent board that investigated every aspect of this, including all the cables, concluded, there was a lack of appreciation and response to the level of threat. … That was never brought to me … What I did was give very direct instructions that the people who have the expertise and experience in security. … That is personal though, Diane. And, I mean, I’m not equipped to sit and look at blueprints, to determine where the blast walls need to be or where the reinforcements need to be. That’s why we hire people who have that expertise. … But that doesn’t mean I wasn’t saying all the time, “We’ve gotta make sure we secure this spot and that spot.”

Doesn’t mean that she did either.

Hillary lied. Americans died.

UPDATE: The price of Hillary’s new tome has already been slashed on very the day (today June 10, 2014) it was released. HA!

Hillary Armed Taliban With Stinger Missiles Used To Attack US Chopper

June 10, 2014 at 11:15 am

 

taliban armed with american heat seeking stinger missiles thanks to hillary

Taliban militia stand in the back of a pickup truck with heat-seeking Stinger missiles. Photo: Getty Images

Serial numbers tell no lies.

(NY Post) –In his new book, “Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Ben­ghazi” (Broadside Books), writer Kenneth R. Timmerman explains how the US government’s efforts to arm the Libyan rebels backfired, flooding weapons into Syria, and as he ­reveals here, Afghanistan:

The Obama administration isn’t only giving the Taliban back its commanders — it’s giving them weapons.

Military records and sources reveal that on July 25, 2012, Taliban fighters in Kunar province successfully targeted a US Army CH-47 helicopter with a new generation Stinger missile.
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The next day, an explosive ordnance disposal team arrived to pick through the wreckage and found unexploded pieces of a missile casing that could only belong to a Stinger missile.

Lodged in the right nacelle, they found one fragment that contained an entire serial number.
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My sources in the US Special Operations community believe the Stinger fired against the Chinook was part of the same lot the CIA turned over to the ­Qataris in early 2011, weapons Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department intended for anti-Khadafy forces in Libya.

They believe the Qataris delivered between 50 and 60 of those same Stingers to the Taliban in early 2012, and an additional 200 SA-24 Igla-S surface-to-air missiles.

Qatar now is expected to hold five Taliban commanders released from Guantanamo for a year before allowing them to go to Afghanistan.

What weaponry took down the Chinook which resulted in 25 SEAL Team 6 deaths??
It was reportedly shot down by a shoulder-fired missile.
I wonder since the article mentions that the Qataris also delivered 200 SA-24 Igla-S surface-to-air missiles to the taliban.

H/T Daniel Greenfield who lists Kenneth Timmerman’s qualifications for writing on the subject here.

Speaking of Qatar. Check out this damning report circa 2007:

(ABC) American officials say the FBI and CIA just missed capturing the al Qaeda leader believed to have organized the 9/11 attacks — and now believed to be planning a new attack against Americans — because it appears he was protected and tipped off by a member of the royal family in Qatar, Abdullah Bin Khalid al-Thani.

American authorities say Khalid Shaikh Mohammed masterminded behind the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks for Osama bin Laden, and is now considered bin Laden’s second in command.
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n 1996, the FBI tracked Mohammed, under indictment on charges of terrorism, to Qatar’s capital city, Doha, and was within hours of capturing him.

Cloonan, who was the lead FBI agent on the case, said a specially equipped government executive jet, complete with blacked-out windows, was standing by to transport Mohammed.

“We had located Khalid Sheikh,” Cloonan told ABCNEWS. “We were prepared to fly the plane in and to take him out.”

But Cloonan says Mohammed was tipped off shortly after Qatar officials were told of the plan and headed for the airport.

“Somebody had leaked the information to Khalid Sheikh and he left,” said Cloonan. “It certainly, in my judgment, [was] a significant opportunity that was missed.”
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But at least one member of the royal family is known to have regularly provided safe haven for numerous al Qaeda operatives, including bin Laden.

“Certainly it is well-documented that there is one member of the Qatar royal family that supports al Qaeda,” said Rohan Gunaratna, the author of the book Inside Al Qaeda and professor at St. Andrews University in Scotland.

According to American intelligence officials, Abdallah bin Khalid al-Thani, a member of the Qatari royal family tipped off Mohammed. He is listed on government Web sites as the current minister of the Interior for Qatar and is known as a radical Islamic fundamentalist with ties to al Qaeda.

Mohammed is believed to have fled Qatar with a passport provided by that country’s government. He is also believed to have been given a home in Qatar as well as a job at the Department of Public Water Works. Officials also said bin Laden himself visited Abdallah bin Khalid al-Thani in Qatar between the years of 1996 and 2000.

One former CIA official who preferred to remain anonymous said the connection went beyond al-Thani and there were others in the Qatari royal family who were sympathetic and provided safe havens for al Qaeda. [...]

But we can trust Qatar with monitoring the Taliban Five, right?
Wrong.

State Dept Spox On If Bergdahl Deserted: ‘Dude, That Was Like 5 Years Ago’ [Video]

June 4, 2014 at 11:19 am

BAM!

“So you’ve had all this time, five years, to determine whether he was a deserter or not. That’s a long time.”

Via Nice Deb:

Harf thus breezily dismissed the multiple accounts of Bergdahl’s desertion that have emerged over the past several days, suggesting to  Tomlinson that if he  “Googled it ”  he’d find “a ton of conflicting reports.”

But the accounts I’ve seen from Bergdahl’s platoon mates have all been strikingly similar. The only one that differs is the account by Bergdahl himself in the Haqqani propaganda video, in which he said he was captured when he lagged behind his patrol.

After the past few days of the truth gushing out of Bergdahl’s old platoon like a geyser, pretty much everyone but the most brain dead drones understand that that account was a lie. [...]

Watch:

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FOX NEWS’  LUCAS TOMLINSON: Does the State Department consider Sergeant Bergdahl to be a deserter?

MS. HARF: The State Department – no, Lucas. Look, what we said is we are going to learn the facts about what happened here. We said very clearly in a statement from the Secretary on Saturday that Sergeant Bergdahl was a member of the United States military who volunteered to serve his country. We don’t know the facts about what happened yet on that day.

TOMLINSON: (Inaudible) according to those around him, his platoon mates, his squad mates, company mates, they said he walked off the base.

MS. HARF: Lucas, some of them – other – there are conflicting reports out there about this. Look –

TOMLINSON: Are there?

MS. HARF: There are. Go Google it on the web and you’ll find a ton of conflicting reports. The fact is we’re still establishing a fact pattern about what happened, how he ended up in Taliban captivity. So when he is able to share those, as Chairman Dempsey said today, he will. He also said, like any American, he is innocent until proven guilty. Our army’s leaders will not look away from misconduct if it occurred. In the meantime, we will continue to care for him and his family.

So I think people need to be really careful about believing every second or third-hand report out there, and also what the President, what the Secretary, what Chairman Dempsey have said: Regardless of how he went missing, it is our responsibility to him to bring him home, period.

TOMLINSON: And when you say second- and third-hand reports, when his squad mates who served with him overseas said he walked off the –

MS. HARF: Lucas, I’m sure some of them – I mean, look, there’s a lot of rumor and telephone game that’s being played here about what happened. Not all –

TOMLINSON: So you’re saying that the guys on television last night – his squad mates, platoon mates – were not correct?

MS. HARF: I’m saying we don’t know the fact pattern yet here. We don’t. Nobody knows exactly what happened that night. As the facts emerge, as he’s able to discuss them with the Department of Defense, we will see where that takes us.

TOMLINSON: Going back to –

MS. HARF: That happened five years ago. This is a situation –

TOMLINSON: So you’ve had all this time, five years, to determine whether he was a deserter or not. That’s a long time.

MS. HARF: He’s been in captivity, Lucas. I think he’s probably the person who knows best what happened on that night.

TOMLINSON: But – well, I think that his squad mates have the best indication what happened that night.

MS. HARF: I don’t think that that’s the case.

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2014/06/227073.htm

A lying liar calling soldiers liars. Has she no shame? That’s a rhetorical question folks.

And ICYMI Obama’s United States National Security Advisor. Susan Rice was trotted out yet again to engage in damage control.  When asked if Bergdahl was a deserter she responded; “He served the United States with honor and distinction.”

So there you have it America, Susan Rice is once again a major catalyst to pushing yet another false regime narrative — lying straight to our faces AGAIN — but –’what difference does it make’ whether or not Bergdahl is a deserter? Regardless of what BS State Dept spox Marie Harf spews, the Regime has already predetermined that he is not.

False talking points prepackaged for low-info voters consumption.

Nice Deb also has an informative Bergdahl roundup here.

And I highly recommend Michelle Malkin’s:Exclusive: The story you haven’t yet heard about Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion Michelle’s piece includes a link to a petition demanding that Bergdahl be punished for his AWOL/desertion.

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Iraq Vet Rep. Tom Cotton’s Scathing Rebuke Of Dems “Fake Outrage” Over Benghazi [VIDEO]

May 9, 2014 at 8:20 am

“One other lesson I learned in the Army is that we leave no man behind. And we will not leave these four men behind.” –Rep. Tom Cotton
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This bitch slap most def left a mark.
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Mr. Speaker, couple lessons I learned in the Army were you moved to the sound of gunfire and the most important step in the troop leading procedures is to supervise the execution of you orders.

When Americans were fighting for their lives in Benghazi, Barack Obama did neither. He sent no quick reaction force and didn’t even stay in the situation room to supervise the execution of his orders. We expect more from the lieutenants in the army than our president gave us that night.

For two years he’s covered up this failure of leadership by stonewalling. Not anymore. We will now get to the truth.

But what do our colleagues on the other side of the aisle say to this? They express great outrage at politicizing this matter.

When I was leading troops in Iraq in 2006, men and women who were being shot at and blown up by al Qaeda, where was the outrage as they fundraised endlessly off the Iraq war?

Where was the outrage as they viciously attacked our commanders?

Where was the outrage when they said soldiers were war criminals?

Where was the outrage when they said the war was lost?

Where was the outrage when they said only high school dropouts join the Army?

Forgive me if I don’t join my democratic colleagues in their fake outrage. Four Americans lost their lives that night in Benghazi. They deserve justice and the American people deserve the truth.

One other lesson I learned in the Army is that we leave no man behind. And we will not leave these four men behind.

Salute.

SecState Hillary Clinton Refused To Designate Boko Haram As Terrorist Group

May 8, 2014 at 9:47 am

Dereliction of duty and rank hypocrisy (after the fact).

(The Daily Beast) –Under Hillary Clinton, the State Department repeatedly declined to fully go after the terror group responsible for kidnapping hundreds of girls.

The State Department under Hillary Clinton fought hard against placing the al Qaeda-linked militant group Boko Haram on its official list of foreign terrorist organizations for two years. And now, lawmakers and former U.S. officials are saying that the decision may have hampered the American government’s ability to confront the Nigerian group that shocked the world by abducting hundreds of innocent girls.In the past week, Clinton, who made protecting women and girls a key pillar of her tenure at the State Department, has been a vocal advocate for the 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, the loosely organized group of militants terrorizing northern Nigeria. Her May 4 tweet about the girls, using the hashtag #BringOurGirlsBack, was cited across the media and widely credited for raising awareness of their plight.

killary bring our girls back tweet

On Wednesday, Clinton said that the abduction of the girls by Boko Haram was “abominable, it’s criminal, it’s an act of terrorism and it really merits the fullest response possible, first and foremost from the government of Nigeria.” Clinton said that as Secretary of State she had numerous meetings with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and had urged the Nigerian government to do more on counterterrorism.

What Clinton didn’t mention was that her own State Department refused to place Boko Haram on the list of foreign terrorist organizations in 2011, after the group bombed the U.N. headquarters in Abuja. The refusal came despite the urging of the Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA, and over a dozen senators and congressmen.

“The one thing she could have done, the one tool she had at her disposal, she didn’t use. And nobody can say she wasn’t urged to do it. It’s gross hypocrisy,” said a former senior U.S. official who was involved in the debate. “The FBI, the CIA, and the Justice Department really wanted Boko Haram designated, they wanted the authorities that would provide to go after them, and they voiced that repeatedly to elected officials.”

Much more here >>>

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Trey Gowdy “I Have Evidence” Of “A Systematic, Intentional Decision To Withhold [Benghazi] Docs From Congress” -Video

May 7, 2014 at 8:42 am

ICYMI

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“Well, I have evidence that not only are they hiding it, there is an intent to hide it. I can’t disclose that evidence yet, but I have evidence that there was a systematic, intentional decision to withhold certain documents from Congress.”

“And we’re just sick of it. So we’re gonna have him [SecState John Kerry]come explain why we’re getting documents 20 months late.”

Make them beg for mercy as you nail them to the wall.

Also see: Death Threats Against Trey Gowdy Under Capitol Police Investigation

Related: Caught On Tape! Obama Explains Why The Regime Is Fighting Subpoenas & Withholding Benghazi Documents

Caught On Tape! Obama Explains Why His Regime Is Fighting Subpoenas & Withholding Benghazi Documents

May 7, 2014 at 7:54 am

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Also see: Trey Gowdy “I Have Evidence” Of “A Systematic, Intentional Decision To Withhold [Benghazi] Docs From Congress” -Video

In related news: Kerry: Fine, Republicans, I’ll comply with your Benghazi subpoena

Ted Cruz Wants Answers To These 4 Benghazi Questions

May 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm
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Via Heritage:

Here are the four questions Cruz wants the Obama administration to answer:

  1. Why did the State Department repeatedly refuse to provide additional security as was requested by personnel on the ground?
  2. Why did the United States not have military assets in place to protect American men and women on Sept. 11, 2012, when there was increased terrorist activity in the region?
  3. During the Benghazi attack, why didn’t the United States send in forces to protect the four men who lost their lives?
  4. In the 19 months that have followed, why has no one been apprehended, and no one been brought to justice?

Hillary 9/13/12 Language On Benghazi IDENTICAL To Ben Rhodes 9/14/12 Email!

May 6, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Major kudos to Dick Morris for this enlightening revelation:

On September 13, 2012, — one and a half days before Obama aide Ben Rhodes sent an email advising UN Ambassador Susan Rice to blame the Benghazi attacks on a protest over an anti-Muslim Internet video — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used the identical language embedded in a statement about the attacks.

The congruence of the two word-for-word statements suggests, at the very least, a close coordination between and White House and Hillary Clinton to deceive the American people about the true nature of the attack in Benghazi. And it may also be evidence that Hillary Clinton engineered that decision immediately following the attacks. Was the cover-up Hillary’s idea? The emails beg the question. Now Congress must investigate and decide what the answer is.
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The language is virtually identical. Here it is line by line:

Hillary: “Let me state very clearly that the United States Government had absolutely nothing to do with this video.”

Rhodes: “We’ve made our views on the video crystal clear. The United States Government had nothing to do with it.”

Hillary: “We absolutely reject its content and message.”

Rhodes: “We reject its message and its content.”

Hillary: “The film is disgusting and reprehensible.”

Rhodes: “We find it disgusting and reprehensible.”

Hillary: “The film is no justification, none at all, for responding to this video with violence.”

Rhodes: “But there is no justification at all for responding to this movie with violence.” [...]

The Hillary Clinton and Ben Rhodes quotes in full accompanied by Hillary on video and a screenshot of the Rhodes email :

Hillary Clinton meeting with Moroccan leaders at the State Department Sept. 13, 2012.
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“Let me take a moment to address the video circulating on the internet that has led to these protests in an number of countries.

Let me state very clearly and I hope it is obvious that the United States government had nothing to do with this video. We absolutely reject its content and message. America’s commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation.”

To us, to me personally, this video is disgusting and reprehensible. It appears to have a deeply cynical purpose, to denigrate a great religion and to provoke rage. But as I said yesterday, there is no justification — none at all — for responding to this video with violence. We condemn the violence that has resulted in the strongest terms. And we greatly appreciate that many Muslims in the United States and around the world have spoken out on this issue.”

The Ben Rhodes (Obama advisor – deputy national security adviser for strategic communications) Susan Rice Sunday Talk Shows Benghazi talking points “prep” email dated  September 14th, 2012 (see “Top Lines-third”):

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“We’ve made our views on the video crystal clear. The United States Government had nothing to do with it. We reject its message and its content. We find it disgusting and reprehensible. But there is no justification at all for responding to this movie with violence.”

And we are working to make sure that people around the world hear that message.”

H/T Ed Driscoll at Instapundit

Also see: Administration Memo in Sept. 2012: How To Deal With Fox News Benghazi Revelations -The email is being withheld by the State Department

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