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SENATOR TED CRUZ’S COMPILATION OF: THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S ATTEMPTS TO EXPAND FEDERAL POWER


OFFICE OF SENATOR TED CRUZ

185 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C.  20510

(202) 224-5922

http://www.cruz.senate.gov

THE LEGAL LIMIT: THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S ATTEMPTS TO EXPAND FEDERAL POWER

Report No. 4:
The Obama Administration’s Abuse of Power
By U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Ranking Member
Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on The Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights

Of all the troubling aspects of the Obama presidency, none is more dangerous than the President’s persistent pattern of lawlessness, his willingness to disregard the written law and instead enforce his own policies via executive fiat.

The President’s taste for unilateral action to circumvent Congress should concern every citizen, regardless of party or ideology. The great 18th-century political philosopher Montesquieu observed: “There can be no liberty where the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or body of magistrates.” America’s Founding Fathers took this warning to heart, and we should too.

Rule of law doesn’t simply mean that society has laws; dictatorships are often characterized by an abundance of laws. Rather, rule of law means that we are a nation ruled by laws, not men. No one—and especially not the president—is above the law. For that reason, the U.S. Constitution imposes on every president the express duty to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”

Rather than honor this duty, President Obama has openly defied it by repeatedly suspending, delaying, and waiving portions of the laws that he is charged to enforce. When President Obama disagreed with federal immigration laws, he instructed the Justice Department to cease enforcing the laws. He did the same thing with federal welfare law, drug laws, and the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

In the more than two centuries of our nation’s history, there is simply no precedent for the White House wantonly ignoring federal law and asking others to do the same.

For all those who are silent now: What would they think of a Republican president who announced that he was going to ignore the law, or unilaterally change the law? Imagine a future president setting aside environmental laws, or tax laws, or labor laws, or tort laws with which he or she disagreed.

That would be wrong—and it is the Obama precedent that is opening the door for future lawlessness. As Montesquieu knew, an imperial presidency threatens the liberty of every citizen. Because when a president can pick and choose which laws to follow and which to ignore, he is no longer a president.

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Governing by Executive Fiat

1.  Disregarded 1996 welfare reform law in granting broad work waivers for work requirements of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).1

2.  Implemented portions of the DREAM Act, which Congress rejected, by executive action.2

3.  Ended some terror asylum restrictions, by allowing asylum for people who provided only “insignificant” or “limited” material support of terrorists.3

4.  Allowed immigrants in the U.S. illegally, who are relatives of military troops and veterans, to stay in the country and get legal status.

5.  Extended federal marriage benefits by recognizing, under federal law, same-sex marriages created in a state that allows same-sex marriage even if the couple is living in a state that doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage.

6.  Recognized same-sex marriage in Utah, even though the Supreme Court stayed the court order recognizing same-sex marriage in Utah and Utah said it would not recognize same- sex marriages performed before the stay.

7.  Refused to prosecute violation of drug laws with certain mandatory minimums.

8.  Issued signing statements, refusing to enforce parts of congressional-enacted statutes.

9.  Illegally refused to act on Yucca Mountain’s application to become a nuclear waste repository.

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1 Caroline May, Obama administration ‘guts’ welfare reform with new HHS rule, Daily Caller, Jul. 13, 2012.

2 Mark Krikorian, Today is A-Day, National Review Online, Aug. 15, 2012.
3 Reid J. Epstein, Obama administration ends some terror asylum restrictions, Politico, Feb. 5, 2014.
4 Julia Preston, Immigrants Closely Tied to Military Get Reprieve, N.Y. Times, Nov. 15, 2013.

5 Matt Apuzzo, More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples, N.Y. Times, Feb. 8, 2014.

6 Charlie Savagejan, U.S. to Recognize Utah Gay Marriage Despite State Stance, N.Y. Times, Jan. 10, 2014.
7 Pete Williams & Michael O’Brien, Holder: ‘New Approach’ to reduce mandatory drug sentences, NBC News, Aug. 12, 2013.
8 Charlie Savage, Obama Takes New Route to Opposing Parts of Laws, N.Y. Times, Jan. 8, 2010.
9 Joel B. Pollak, Nuclear fallout: Yucca decision would affect immigration, obamacare, Breitbart, Aug. 14, 2013.

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 National Security

  1. Falsely portrayed the Benghazi terrorist attack as a spontaneous protest against an anti- Muslim YouTube video,10 and then lied about the White House’s involvement.11

  2. Illegally revealed the existence of sealed indictments in the Benghazi investigation.12

  3. Failed to enforce the Magnitsky Act as required by law, by not adding Russian human rights abusers to a list of people not permitted to travel to or do business in the U.S.13

  4. Killed four Americans overseas in counterterrorism operations without judicial process.14

  5. Continued to give Egypt aid after the military took over its government, even though federal law prohibits aid to Egypt in the event of a coup.15

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10 Bill Flax, Benghazi: Four Americans Died, Obama Lied, and the Press Complied, Forbes, Oct. 18, 2012.

11 Michael D. Shear, Email Suggests White House Strategy on Benghazi, N.Y. Times, Apr. 30, 2014.
12 Mike Levine, President Obama’s Surprise Revelation of Sealed Benghazi Indictment, ABC News, Aug. 9, 2013.

13 Obama’s Magnitsky Walkback, Wall St. J., Jan. 5, 2014.
14 Karen DeYoung & Peter Finn, U.S. acknowledges killing of four U.S. citizens in counterterrorism operations, Wash. Post, May 22, 2013.
15 White House says U.S. has not cut off aid to Egypt, Reuters, Aug. 20, 2013.

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 Obamacare

  1. Granted a “hardship” exemption from the individual mandate for people whose health plans were canceled because their plans weren’t Obamacare compliant.16

  2. Delayed the individual mandate for two years.17

  3. Allowed individuals to buy health insurance plans in 2014 that did not comply with Obamacare.18 Extended this delay until 2016—past the mid-term elections.19

  4. Extended the deadline to enroll in Obamacare.20

  5. Illegally granted businesses a waiver from Obamacare’s employer mandate.21 Twice.22

  6. Illegally continued the Obamacare employer contribution for congressional staffs.23

  7. Illegally delayed the Obamacare caps on out-of-pocket healthcare payments.24

  8. Illegally delayed Obamacare verification of eligibility for healthcare subsidies.25

  9. Illegally required people to violate their faith via the Obamacare contraception mandate.26

  10. As of May 2011, over 50% of Obamacare waiver beneficiaries were union members (who account for less than 12% of the American work force).27

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16 Margaret Talev & Alex Wayne, Obama Lifts Health Mandate for Those With Canceled Plans, Bloomberg.com, Dec. 20, 2013.

17 ObamaCare’s Secret Mandate Exemption, Wall St. J., Mar. 11, 2014.

18 Stephanie Condon, Obama letting people keep canceled health plans for another year, CBSNews.com, Nov. 14, 2013.

19 Louise Radnofsky, Obama Gives Health Plans Added Two-Year Reprieve, Wall St. J., Mar. 5, 2014.

20 David Martosko, Busted! After promising ‘no delay’ in final Obamacare sign-up deadline, Obama administration unveils new ‘honor system’ extension through mid-April, Daily Mail, March 25, 2014.

21 Sarah Kliff, White House delays employer mandate requirement until 2015, Wash. Post, July 2, 2013.

22 Juliet Eilperin & Amy Goldstein, White House delays health insurance mandate for medium-seized employers until 2016, Wash. Post, Feb. 10, 2014.

23 Ezra Klein, In 2014, Congress gets Obamacare. Here’s how they’ll pay for it., Wash. Post, Aug. 1, 2013.

24 Avik Roy, Yet Another White House Obamacare Delay: Out-Of-Pocket Caps Waived Until 2015, Forbes, Aug. 13, 2013.

25 Avik Roy, Not Qualified for Obamacare’s Subsidies? Just lie – Govt. To Use ‘Honor System’ Without Verifying Your Eligibility, Forbes, July 6, 2013.

26 Joel Gehrke, Little Sisters of the Poor sue over Obamacare fines, contraception requirement, Wash. Examiner, Sept. 24, 2013.

27 Milton Wolf, Obamacare waiver corruption must stop, Wash. Times, May 20, 2011.

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Economy

  1. Ordered Boeing to fire 1,000 employees in South Carolina and shut down a new factory because it was non-union.28

  2. Implemented a moratorium on offshore drilling after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill without statutory authority, and continued to enact new versions after federal courts repeatedly invalidated the moratorium.29

  3. Treated secured creditors worse than unsecured creditors in the Chrysler bankruptcy.30

  4. Terminated the pensions of 20,000 non-union Delphi employees in the GM bankruptcy.31

  5. Had SWAT teams raid a Gibson guitar factory and seize property, on the purported basis that Gibson had broken India’s environmental laws—but no charges were filed.32

  6. Government agencies are engaging in “Operation Choke Point,” where the government asks banks to “choke off” access to financial services for customers engaging in conduct the Administration does not like—such as “ammunition sales.”33

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28 Steven Greenhouse, Labor Board Tells Boeing New Factory Breaks Law, N.Y. Times, Apr. 20, 2011.
29 Frederic Frommer, Government takes third attempt at drilling moratorium, Associated Press, Jul. 13, 2010.

30 An offer you can’t refuse, The Economist, May 7, 2009.
31 Emails: Geithner, Treasury drove cutoff of nonunion Delphi workers’ pensions, Daily Caller, Aug. 7, 2012; Report: Obama administration played key role in GM Bankruptcy as pensions cut for salaried workers, not unionized ones, Associated Press, Aug 16, 2013.
32 Deborah Zabarenko, Gibson Guitar CEO slams U.S. raids as “overreach”, Reuters, Oct. 12, 2011.
33 Frank Keating, Justice Puts Banks in a Choke Hold, Wall St. J., Apr. 24, 2014.

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Executive Nominees and Personnel

  1. Appointed czars to oversee federal policy specifically because czars do not require Senate confirmation, earning criticism from stalwart Democrats such as West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd35 and Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold.36
  2. As of January 2012, 36 of the President’s executive office staff owed $833,970 in back taxes.37
  3. Made illegal “recess” appointments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the National Labor Relations Board when Congress wasn’t in recess.34 Ignored the rulings of three federal courts of appeals that held those nominations unconstitutional.
  4. As of 2011, 311,566 federal employees or retirees owed $3.5 billion in taxes.38
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34 Timothy Noah, Cordray’s Recess Appointment Sure Doesn’t Look Constitutional to Me, New Republic, Jan. 4, 2012.
35 John Bresnahan, Byrd: Obama in power grab, Politico, Feb. 25, 2009.
36 Jordan Fabian, Feingold questions Obama ‘czars’, The Hill, Sept. 16, 2009.37 Andrew Malcolm, 36 Obama aides owe $833,000 in back taxes, Investors Business Daily, Jan. 26, 2012.38 Richard Rubin, Number of Tax-Delinquent Government Workers Up 11.5%, Bloomberg, Mar. 8, 2013.

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Free Speech and Privacy

  1. Circumvented the Freedom of Information Act, by requiring White House Counsel review of all documents to be released under the Freedom of Information Act that the Administration believed pertained to “White House equities”—and then delayed in producing many of these documents by FOIA’s statutory deadline, or didn’t produce them at all.40
  2. Got secret permission from the FISA Court to reverse restrictions on the National Security Agency’s use of intercepted phone calls and emails, permitting the NSA to search American’s communications in its databases.41
  3. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking to monitor about 80% of U.S. credit card transactions.42
  4. Targeted Fox News reporter James Rosen by falsely labeling him a possible “co- conspirator” in a criminal investigation of a new leak.43
  5. Illegally targeted conservative groups for heightened IRS scrutiny.39
  6. Secretly obtained phone records from staff at the Associated Press.44
  7. Had meetings with lobbyists in coffee shops near White House to avoid disclosure requirements.45

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39 Greg Sargent, Conservatives have themselves a real scandal on their hands, Wash. Post, May 10, 2013.
40 Mark Tapscott, ‘Most transparent’ White House ever rewrote the FOIA to suppress politically sensitive docs, Wash. Examiner, Mar. 18, 2014.
41 Ellen Nakashima, Obama administration had restrictions on NSA reversed in 2011, Wash. Post, Sept. 7, 2013.

42 Richard Pollock, CFPB’s data-mining on consumer credit cards challenged in heated House hearing, Sept. 13, 2013.
43 Another Chilling Leak Investigation, N.Y. Times, May 21, 2013.
44 Mark Sherman, Gov’t obtains wide AP phone records in probe, Yahoo News, May 13, 2013.
45 Eric Lichtblau, Across From White House, Coffee With Lobbyists, N.Y. Times, June 24, 2010.

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Other Lawless Acts

  1. Aided drug cartels instead of enforcing immigration laws—as found by a federal judge. Border Patrol agents, multiple times, knowingly helped smuggle illegal immigrant children into the U.S.; “the DHS is encouraging parents to seriously jeopardize the safety of their children.”46

  2. Illegally sold thousands of guns to criminals, in the operation known as Fast and Furious,47 and then refused to comply with congressional subpoenas about the operation.48

  3. Dismissed charges filed by Bush Administration against New Black Panther Party members who were videotaped intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling station during the 2008 election.49

  4. Argued for expansive federal powers in the Supreme Court, which has rejected the Administration’s arguments unanimously 9 times since January 2012.50

  5. Sued Louisiana to stop school vouchers and keep low-income minorities trapped in failing schools.51

  6. Threatened to arrest military priests for practicing their faith during the partial government shutdown.52

  7. Muzzled the speech of military chaplains.53

  8. Sued fire departments saying their multiple-choice, open-book written employment tests were racially discriminatory.54

  9. Gave 23,994 tax refunds worth more than $46 million to aliens here illegally using the same address in Atlanta, GA.55

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46 Stephen Dinan, Border Patrol helps smuggle illegal immigrant children into the United States, Wash. Times, Dec. 19, 2013.
47 DOJ Inspector General, A Review of ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious and Related Matters, Sept. 2012.
48 Jerry Seper & Stephen Dinan, GOP sues to force Obama, Holder compliance on Fast and Furious, Wash. Times, Aug. 13, 2012.

49 Kevin Bohn, Justice Department drops charges in voter intimidation case, CNN.com, May 28, 2009.
50 Senator Ted Cruz, The Legal Limit: The Obama Administration’s Attempts to Expand Federal Power; Senator Ted Cruz, Addendum – More Cases on Obama DOJ’s Expansive View of Federal Power; Senator Ted Cruz, Addendum 2 – More Cases on Obama DOJ’s Expansive View of Federal Power.
51 Obama, Holder Stand in Louisiana Schoolhouse Door, Investors Business Daily, Aug. 30, 2013.
52 Alex Pappas, Priests threatened with arrest if they minister to military during shutdown, Daily Caller, Oct. 4, 2013.
53 George Neumayr, Muzzling Military Chaplains, The American Spectator, Jan. 9, 2013.
54 Editorial: Firehouse flunkies, Wash. Times, Mar. 7, 2011.

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Other Abuses of Power

  1. Released a mentally ill Guantanamo detainee,56 who had been a high-risk al Qaeda fighter in jihad combat since the 1980s.57

  2. Backed release of the Lockerbie bomber, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi.58

  3. President Obama told NASA administrator to “find a way to reach out to the Muslim world.”59

  4. Claimed the Fort Hood shooting was “workplace violence” rather than terrorism.60

  5. Signed a stimulus bill that spent money on bonuses for AIG executives,61 and then acted shocked and outraged at the bonuses.62

  6. Gave $535 million to Solyndra, which went bankrupt; Solyndra shareholders and officials made substantial donations to Obama’s campaign.63

  7. Reneged on a campaign promise to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term in office.64

  8. Increased the national debt more in one term than President Bush did in two terms.65

  9. Extended mortgage assistance to people who bought multiple homes during the housing bubble.66

  10. Proposed rules that would have decimated family farms, by prohibiting children under 18 from doing many forms of farm work.67

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55 Terence Jeffrey, IRS Sent $46,378,040 in Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens at 1 Atlanta Address, CNSNews.com, June 21, 2013.
56 U.S. judge orders release of mentally ill Guantanamo prisoner, Yahoo News, Oct. 4, 2013.
57 The Guantanamo Docket: Ibrahim Othman Ibrahim Idris, N.Y. Times.

58 Jason Allardyce & Tony Allen-Mills, White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, The Australian, July 26, 2010.
59 Alex Pepper, White House, NASA, Defend Comments About NASA Outreach to Muslim World Criticized by Conservatives, ABCNews.com, July 6, 2010.

60 Aaron Goldstein, Obama Still Doesn’t Get 9/11, American Spectator, Sept. 11, 2012.
61 Dana Bash & Ted Barrett, Bonuses allowed by stimulus bill, CNN.com, Mar. 18, 2009.
62 Helene Cooper, Obama Orders Treasury Chief to Try to Block A.I.G. Bonuses, N.Y Times, Mar. 16, 2009.
63 Bankrupt solar company with fed backing has cozy ties to Obama admin, Daily Caller, Sept. 1, 2011.
64 Josh Gerstein, 5 unmet promises of President Obama, Politico, Oct. 16, 2012.
65 Mark Knoller, National Debt has increased more under Obama than under Bush, CBSNews.com, Mar. 19, 2012.

66 Prashant Gopal, Boom-Era Property Speculators to Get Foreclosure Aid: Mortgages, Bloomberg, Mar. 5, 2012.

67 Washington Elitists Want to Take Over the Family Farm, Investors Business Daily, Apr. 26, 2012; Dave Jamieson, Child Labor Farm Rules Scrapped by White House Under Political Pressure, Huffington Post, Apr. 27, 2012.

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MORE

  1. Former “safe schools czar” has written about his past drug abuse and advocated promoting homosexuality in schools.68

  2. Nominated Timothy Geithner—who had significant tax issues69—to head the Treasury Department, which enforces tax laws.

  3. Reneged on campaign promise to broadcast healthcare reform negotiations on C-SPAN.70

  4. Reneged on a campaign promise to wait five days before signing any non-emergency bill (at least 10 times during first 3 months in office).71

  5. Unilaterally, increased the minimum wage for federal contract workers from $7.25 to $10.10, via executive order.72

  6. Cancelled all White House tours after sequestration—purportedly saving $18,000 per week—even though President Obama had spent more than $1 million in tax money to golf with Tiger Woods one weekend a few weeks before.73

  7. Adopted pro-union “ambush election” rules.74

  8. Pressured Ford to pull an anti-auto-bailout TV ad.75

  9. Actively, aided in George Zimmerman protests.76

  10. Tried to seize a privately owned motel when guests used illegal drugs at the motel.77

  11. Shut down the Amber Alert website, while keeping up Let’s Move website, during the partial government shutdown.78

  12. Gave supervised release to a convicted criminal (an alien here illegally) who later killed a nun in a DUI.79

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68 Maxim Lott, Critics Assail Obama’s ‘Safe Schools’ Czar, Say He’s Wrong Man For the Job, FoxNews.com, Sept. 23, 2009.
69 Jonathan Weisman, Geithner’s Tax History Muddles Confirmation, Wall St. J., Jan. 14, 2009.
70 Chip Reid, Obama Reneges on Health Care Transparency, CBSNews.com, Jan. 7, 2010.

71 Jim Harper, The Promise That Keeps on Breaking, The Cato Institute, Apr. 13, 2009.
72 Ed Henry, Obama to sign executive order raising minimum wage for federal contractors, FoxNews.com, Jan. 28, 2014.
73 Tom Blumer, Our Petty, Country-Be-Damned President, PJ Media, Mar. 8, 2013.
74 Senator John Thune, NLRB’s ambush elections would hurt local businesses, The Hill, Apr. 19, 2012.
75 Daniel Howes, WH Pressures Ford to Pull Bailout Ad, FoxNews.com, Sept. 27, 2011.
76 Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Detail Role of Justice Department in Organizing Trayvon Martin Protests, Judicial Watch, July 10, 2013.
77 George Will, When the looter is the government, Wash. Post, May 18, 2012.
78 Update: Let’s Move Website Works Fine – Obama plays Politics with Lost Children, shuts down Amber Alert website, The Right Scoop, Oct. 6, 2013.

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MORE

  1. Shut down an Amish farm for selling fresh unpasteurized milk across state lines.80

  2. Spent $7 million per household in “stimulus funds” to connect a few Montana households to the Internet.81

  3. Spent $205,075 in “stimulus” funds to relocate a shrub that sells for $16.82

  4. Fired an inspector general after investigating an $850,000 AmeriCorps grant received by a nonprofit run by former NBA star and Obama supporter Kevin Johnson (now mayor of Sacramento).83

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79 JW Forces Release of DHS Report on Illegal Alien Charged with Killing Virginia Nun in August 2010 Drunk Driving Incident, Judicial Watch, Mar. 4, 2011.
80 Stephen Dinan, Feds shut down Amish farm for selling fresh milk, Wash. Times, Feb. 13, 2012.
81 Nick Schulz, How Effective Was The 2009 Stimulus Program?, Forbes, July 5, 2011.

82 Thomas Cloud, Shovel Ready in San Fran: $205,075 to ‘Translocate’ One Shrub from Path of Stimulus Project, CNSNews.com, Apr. 12, 2012.
83 Susan Crabtree, Allies of official fired by Obama mount defense, The Hill, June 24, 2009.

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OFFICE OF SENATOR TED CRUZ

185 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C.  20510

(202) 224-5922

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SOHEREANDNOW: LOCAL POLICE THE NEW MILITARY by JUST ME


National Security Objectives

What Are Those Objectives and Who is “We?”

by Just Me

October 11, 2013

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set.  We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” –Senator Barack Obama, July 2, 2008

The tactical forces teams, of State and local police departments, have been armed and uniformed identically, and cannot be State-identified according to their uniforms or badges.  These newly combined police officers are now obama’s “civilian national security force.”  They are armed and outfitted military-style, and they will shoot Americans down, where the real military soldiers may not be willing.  Recall the leaked questionnaire given to, and filled out, by military troops and brass, all the way to the top, which asked the question, “If ordered to, will you fire on American citizens?”  Those top brass who answered “no” are being weeded out of their career service via forced retirement, or are being ‘fired’ by the only person with the authority to do so.  That is the White House dictator, barack hussein obama.

During a recent flight, a passenger witnessed, as did many passengers, what is called “dry runs”.  Dry runs aboard airplanes are the exercises Middle Eastern men and women are acting out during a flight.  The presumed goal is to determine how many behaviors will go unnoticed and/or unchallenged by air marshals and passengers so that a “perfect” plan can be devised for another air attack on US soil.  On September 2, 2013, flight 1880 took off from Reagan International Airport en route to Washington, DC, a number of Arab males rummaged through overhead compartments, one ran down the aisle and locked himself inside the bathroom for some time, and they behaved in other threatening ways–not without notice, but without acknowledgement or support from this Administration or the particular airline.  Were it not for the passenger’s report, none of this may have come to light.  Although a pilots organization has reported these incidents during flights, along with witness air marshals, they have been ridiculed and labeled liars.  Without protection and support from the appropriate federal security agencies, terrorist attacks are coming, and it is only a matter of time.  The turn of events that will follow another successful terrorist attack, with a high death count, is inevitable, as well.

Once the impending air attack(s) are implemented, bho will declare a State of Emergency–“Never let a crisis go to waste.”–and Martial Law will become the law of the land, replacing obamacare.  The sad thing is that many Americans will accept that marshal law is the only recourse to secure the country, and they will likely feel grateful to the president for his “protection.”  They will never believe that the Administration knew of and expected this “crisis” for some time, yet he did nothing to stop it.  Furthermore, those same individuals will never accept that their president has, in the past, manufactured several crises in order to manipulate the economy and the people, that he will continue to do so until his agenda is completely implemented, and that he is collaborating with airlines, among others, to debunk airline pilots who report the terrorist dry runs (drs) during flights.

The goal to dismantle Capitalism, America, and liberty has been an active effort for more than 100 years, and every time the United  States government is lead by Progressives, another chunk of America, as we knew her, is gone.  We never, ever regain the loss.  Americans cannot afford to continue sitting back and hoping that others will deal with the situation.  And Americans must act, as of yesterday, to turn this tide that will drown us all.

We live in a time of actual, real-life conspiracies; political, ideological, and financial.  Paranoid is no longer an accurate description for one who is smart enough to figure out the minds and hearts of con artists who, by the way, exist even in high political office.  There are those of us, who’ve lived through, and beyond, Nazi Germany and other Marxist/Communist nations, and who have learned from experiences what evil looks like, and we recognize it in 2013.  We recognize the path evil takes, the manipulations evil implements, and we can identify the perpetrators of evil in the same way.  For those who remain unconvinced by experience, take, for instance, a time before the first Atomic explosion in a US desert.  No one, including the atomic scientists, knew the full consequences of the destructive forces that, when unleashed, would continue to kill, maim, or alter living organisms for generations.  Now, after the experimental bomb detonation, followed by its use on two Japanese cities during WWII, most people recognize atomic power for what it is and can describe it to those too young to have the memory.  Yet, no one, ignorant of this subject thinks to mock those experienced individual’s who can predict the outcome should an identical atomic bomb be detonated.  The point is that, just because a scenario feels, or seems to be unlikely, outrageous, or absurd, does not make it so!

Lackadaisical attitudes and ignorance are the principal characteristics a dictator depends upon to covertly, or overtly, usurp a nation.  The average person simply does not see it coming because the average individual doesn’t want to see an upsetting reality, much less take a stand against it.  Human beings, for the most part, prefer to deny, deny, deny rather than accept the possibility that many conspiracy scenarios are based on fact and not imagination.  Why do most people, when confronted with a dark possibility, demean and ridicule the messenger?  Why is the message so often met with anger rather than simple dismissal if not believed?   If the warning message is put forth from an honest perspective and garnered from an honest investigation, why then, does society publicly impugn, not only the message, but the messenger?  This senseless reaction is the real absurdity, and it is extremely unfortunate.

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WND by AARON KLEIN


WND Exclusive

Syrian forces training to storm Israel’s border

Comes amid stepped up U.S. support for ‘rebels’

Published: 2 days ago

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TEL AVIV – Thousands of Syrians are currently training in Iran to serve as a force ready to storm Israel’s northern Golan Heights, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials.

The officials said between 3,000 and 5,000 Syrian men were being trained in the event Syrian President Bashar al-Assad decides to open a front against the Golan Heights, which borders Syria.

The training is being overseen by the Al Quds Force, the elite unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard responsible for the country’s extraterritorial operations, the sources said.

The Syrian forces are slated to return to their country next month, the sources added.

This is not the first report of Iran aiding Syria in preparations for ground attacks against Israel.

In May, WND reported the Iranian-backed Hezbollah was establishing training camps near the Syrian capital of Damascus to prepare for possible guerrilla warfare targeting the Golan Heights, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials.

The officials said the camps are training Palestinian groups as well as special units connected to Assad’s Baath party for operations against Israel if such actions are green-lighted by Syria in the near future.

The officials said that for the time being, Russia has urged Assad against taking any action targeting Israel.

The reports come as the U.K. Independent reported on a purported military strategy taken by Iran to send a first contingent of 4,000 Iranian Revolutionary Guards to Syria in support of Assad’s drive to defeat the so-called rebels.

On Saturday, the New York Times reported that as a way to keep the pressure on Assad, American warplanes and antimissile batteries will remain in Jordan following a military drill currently underway.

The Times further reported on CIA training for the rebels in Jordan under a covert program as well as a U.S. campaign to send weapons to the rebels via Jordan.

The Washington Post further reported on a U.S. decision to send weapons to the rebels through Turkey.

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Charles Krauthammer: Obama Is A Fraud; Wizard Of Oz; What He Preaches Doesn’t Work

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THE BLAZE by BECKET ADAMS


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Obama on Allegations Benghazi Whistleblowers Have Been Blocked From Testifying: ‘I’m Not Familiar With it’

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President Obama on Tuesday said he is unaware that anyone has been blocked from testifying on the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

“There are people in your own State Department saying they have been blocked from coming forward,” said Fox News’ Ed Henry, “that they survived the terror attack and they want to tell their story.”

He is referring to recent reports that at least four officials at the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency have been warned by unnamed Obama administration officials about testifying on the Benghazi terror attacks.

“Will you help them come forward and say it once and for all?” Henry asked.

“Ed,” the president responded. “I’m not familiar with this notion that anybody has been blocked from testifying. What I’ll do is I’ll find out what, exactly, you’re referring to.”

“Our job, with respect to Benghazi, has been to find out exactly what happened, to make sure that U.S. embassies – not just in the Middle East but around the world – are safe and secure, and to bring those who carried it out to justice. But I’ll find out, exactly, what you’re referring to.”

“[T]hey’ve hired an attorney because they say they’ve been blocked from coming forward,” Henry persisted.

“I’m not familiar with it,” the president responded:

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THE BLAZE by ERICA RITZ


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‘Armed and Dangerous’: Beck’s Latest Revelations on Saudi National Once a ‘Person of Interest’ in Boston Bombings

For the past week, Glenn Beck has been investigating a Saudi national once identified as a “person of interest” in the Boston Marathon bombing.  The story has taken a number of alarming twists and turns, but on his radio program Wednesday, Beck released some of the most interesting information yet.

But first, here are a few background points on how the case developed:

  • A Saudi national originally identified as a “person of interest” in the Boston Marathon bombing was set to be deported under section 212, 3B — “Security and related grounds” — “Terrorist activities” after the bombing on April 15

  • TheBlaze received word that the government may not deport the Saudi national — identified as Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi — as the story gained traction on April 18.

  • Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refused to answer questions on the subject by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) on Capitol Hill on April 18, saying the inquiry was “so full of misstatements and misapprehension that it’s just not worthy of an answer.”

  • An ICE official said April 18 that a different Saudi national is in custody, but that he is “in no way” connected to the bombings.

  • Key congressmen of the Committee on Homeland Security request a classified briefing with Napolitano on April 22

  • New info provided to TheBlaze reveals Alharbi’s file was altered on the evening of April 17 to disassociate him from the initial charges

  • Sources say April 22 that the Saudi’s student visa specifically allows him to go to school in Findlay, Ohio, though he appears to have an apartment in Boston, Massachusetts.  A DHS official told TheBlaze Alharbi properly transferred his student visa to a school in Massachusetts

  • TheBlaze sources reveal April 22 that Alharbi was put on a terror watchlist after the bombing, and Napolitano confirms he was on a “watchlist” April 23.

Glenn Beck Releases New Info on Saudi National Once Considered Person of Interest in Boston Bombings

A photo allegedly of Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi in the hospital.

On his radio program, Beck began with an overview of how the case unfolded, noting that Alharbi has rapidly gone from “person of interest, to witness, to victim, to nobody.”

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano even said yesterday that Alharbi was just “in the wrong place at the wrong time” and was “never a subject,” after ridiculing inquiries into the matter last week.

But Wednesday, Beck presented new information after a Blaze source directly read the original event file, and multiple government sources with knowledge of the case and files contributed their knowledge.

Napolitano could serve “jail time for perjury,” Beck declared, and she will be “the first to fall.”

Here are a couple of new points, as Beck related them:

  • At the time the event file was created for Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, it indicated he was “armed and dangerous”

  • Alharbi was admitted into the country under a “special advisory option,” which is usually reserved for visiting politicians, VIPs, or journalists.  The event file cover page indicates he was granted his status without full vetting.

  • One of the first excuses given by law enforcement when confronted about Alharbi’s pending deportation was an expired visa.  But according to the event file, his visa is good until 11-NOV-2016.

  • The event file indicates he entered the U.S. on 08/28/12 in Boston, MA but says he is a student at the University of Findlay, in Findlay, Ohio.  He has an apartment in Boston, and doesn’t seem to have been a full-time student in Ohio.

  • When a file is created in the system the author(s) are notified via email when it is accessed, and given the email address of the person accessing, so there is a record within the government data system of who deleted them.  It was amended to remove the deportation reference, then someone later went in and tried to destroy both the original event file and an amended versions.  Copies had already been made.

  •  The original event file was reviewed and approved by two high level agents – Chief Watch Commander Maimbourg and Watch Commander Mayfield.

Here is the text of the cover of the event file, which reveals still more:

Subject,

ALHARBI, ABDULRAHMAN ALI E

DOB 03/12/1993

COC SAUDI ARABIA

Subject is an exact match to NO FLY TPN# 1037506192. Derogatory information reviewed by W/C Mayfield and CW/C Maimbourg was found to be sufficient to request Visa revocation. NTC-P is requesting revocation of Foil# e3139541. Subject is inadmissible to the U.S. under INA 212(a)(3)(B)(i)(II). SAO was not completed prior to Visa issuance. Subject is currently in the United States, admitted F1 student, at Boston POE on 08/28/2012. Subject is a student at THE UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY, 1000 NORTH MAIN STREET FINDLAY, OHIO 45840-3695. Subject has One (1) prior event #1648067, Fins promoted, NT record in place, No scheduled found at this time.  [Emphasis added]

And here is a photo of the page:

Glenn Beck Releases New Info on Saudi National Once Considered Person of Interest in Boston Bombings

(Photo: TheBlaze)

Beck explained: “Subject is an exact match to that no fly order.  That means, we have been presented bad information…and it was reviewed, and found to be sufficient.  Subject has One (1) prior event...When they opened this when he was at the hospital, they found he’s already in the system!”

“A 212, 3B is from the Patriot Act…It is the biggest warning we can put on anybody,” he explained for those unfamiliar with the term.  “You do not put people’s name on there easily…this is a terrorist designation, and there is a panel of agencies that you have to go and make your case to.  It’s not like you’re standing in the hospital room and they say: ‘Make him a 212,3B.’   And if they ​are, they’re abusing their power….It is so rare that somebody’s name is taken off outside of death, that none of ours sources can tell us that it’s ever happened.  It is laughable what Janet Napolitano said yesterday.”

Certainly, a litany of questions remain.

Was Alharbi considered “armed and dangerous” before the Boston bombing, or at it?  Was it related to something they found at his apartment?  Was his prior “event” from the days prior, at the bombing, or was it from an earlier period in his life?

Moreover, how was he admitted into the country under a “special advisory option?”  How many students receive that privilege, particularly without property security clearance?

In Beck’s estimation, the entire situation at the least amounts to an alarming lack of transparency, and at the worst, an abuse of power and cover-up.

“This is not about this one guy,” Beck noted, “but by the way — where is this extraordinarily dangerous man?  Ask that question, you’re not going to like the answer.”

“That’s what TheBlaze is releasing today,” he continued.  “Once they explain away all of this, if you want to continue to discredit me, you will discredit yourself but more importantly, you will put the citizens of this country at stake.”

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Official portrait of United States Senator (R-KY).

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WND EXCLUSIVE

Rand Paul: Hillary’s Benghazi story unraveling

‘Surprised’ by claim she had no knowledge of arms deals

Published: 13 hours ago

 

 

Sen.
Rand Paul, R-Ky., was “surprised” by former Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton’s sworn testimony in a Senate hearing in which she claimed that
she did not know whether the U.S. mission in Libya was procuring or
transferring weapons to Turkey and other Arab countries.

 

It was Paul who asked Clinton the question during the hearings. His
inquiry focused on alleged weapons shipments out of Benghazi to arm the
rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

 

 

Speaking on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s WABC Radio, Paul was reacting to Clinton’s testimony in light of a New York Times report last month that claimed that since early 2012, the CIA has been helping Arab governments and Turkey obtain and ship weapons to the Syrian rebels.

 

The plan mirrors one the Times reported
in February as being proposed by Clinton herself. The Times described
Clinton as one of the driving forces advocating for arming the Syrian
rebels via Turkish and Arab cut outs.

 

The New York Times reported Clinton and then-CIA Director David
Petraeus had concocted the plan, which called for vetting rebels and
arming Syrian fighters with the assistance of Arab countries.

 

If Clinton knew about the arms transfers, she may have committed perjury during her Benghazi testimony.

 

Any training or arming of the Syrian rebels would be considered
highly controversial. A major issue is the inclusion of jihadists,
including al-Qaida, among the ranks of the Free Syrian Army and other
Syrian opposition groups.

 

Paul further charged during the radio interview that the alleged
weapons shipments “may have something to do with” why the U.S. mission
in Benghazi was attacked last September.

 

Regarding Clinton’s testimony, Paul stated: “I was surprised that she
acted as if she never even heard of the whole concept of arms coming
out of Libya through Turkey … since it had been reported in several
mainstream media sources that this has been going on. So I was quite
surprised that she acted as if she had never heard of any of this,
because some of the reports said that she has been arguing for this.”

 

Paul said many public and government officials “keep this sort of
veil of deniability, and the reason they can deny it is, well, maybe the
U.S. wasn’t actually buying and transferring the arms.

 

“Maybe we were facilitating it. Simply coordinating with Turkish
people who were doing it and they can simply try to stand by and say,
‘Well, no, we didn’t do it, the Turks did it.’ But in reality a lot of
this may have involved our involvement.”

 

In the hearings over the Obama administration’s handling of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Clinton claimed to Paul that she did not know whether the U.S. was helping Turkey and other Arab countries in procure weapons.

 

Paul asked Clinton: “Is the U. S. involved with any procuring of
weapons, transfer of weapons, buying, selling, anyhow transferring
weapons to Turkey out of Libya?”

 

“To Turkey?” Clinton asked. “I will have to take that question for the record. Nobody has ever raised that with me.”

 

Continued Paul: “It’s been in news reports that ships have been
leaving from Libya and that may have weapons, and what I’d like to know
is the annex that was close by, were they involved with procuring,
buying, selling, obtaining weapons, and were any of these weapons being
transferred to other countries, any countries, Turkey included?”

 

Clinton replied: “Well, Senator, you’ll have to direct that question
to the agency that ran the annex. I will see what information is
available.”

 

“You’re saying you don’t know?” asked Paul.

 

“I do not know,” Clinton said. “I don’t have any information on that.”

 

See Hillary Clinton’s exchange with Sen. Rand Paul:

 

http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/rand-paul-hillarys-benghazi-story-unraveling/#ooid=82eDRqYToL6ZVWXfVayhLAwbS7ZET6iD

 

Clinton’s claims seem now to be unraveling. Her possible role in
concocting the weapons transfer plan also now prompts a second look at
the perplexing security decisions made by Clinton and other top Obama
administration officials the night of the Benghazi attacks.

 

One of those key decisions reportedly delayed an investigative FBI
team from arriving at the Benghazi site for 24 days. The site was widely
reported to have contained classified documents.

 

Now, a closer reading of two separate reports from the New York Times
paints a picture of Clinton as the leader of the plan to arm Syrian
rebels.

 

Confirming WND’s exclusive reporting for over a year, the New York Times last week reported that since early 2012, the CIA has been aiding the Arab governments and Turkey in shopping for and transporting weapons to the Syrian rebels.

 

Middle Eastern security officials speaking to WND since last year
describe the U.S. mission in Benghazi and nearby CIA annex attacked last
September as an intelligence and planning center for U.S. aid to the
rebels in the Middle East, particularly those fighting Syrian President
Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

 

The aid, the sources stated, included weapons shipments and was being coordinated with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

 

(Listen to full interview of Rand Paul on WABC’s  Aaron Klein investigative Radio.)

 

http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/rand-paul-hillarys-benghazi-story-unraveling/#ooid=55bXQ0YjpD6yMHbMmToTWWmGTse34d7L

 

Speaking on Klein’s show, Paul charged the alleged weapons transfers
may have been a reason for the attacks on the U.S. Benghazi facilities.

 

He said of the alleged shipments, “First of all, with regard to
Benghazi I think it’s important because it may have something to do with
why the compound was attacked if we were involved with shipping guns to
Turkey.”

 

Paul said “there was a report that a ship left from Libya towards Turkey and that there were arms on it.

 

“In the weeks preceding this there were reports that our ambassador
was meeting with the Turkish attaché. So I think with regards to
figuring out what happened at Benghazi it is very important to know
whether or not the CIA annex had anything to do with facilitating guns
being sent to Turkey and ultimately to Syria.”

 

Clinton snagged in Benghazi cover-up?

 

A comparison of the Clinton plan to arms the rebels, as first
reported by the Times in February, and last month’s Times report of
American-aided shipments to the rebels since last year makes clear the
Clinton plan was apparently put into action.

 

The Times reported in February that the idea of the Clinton plan was
to “vet the rebel groups and train fighters, who would be supplied with
weapons.”

 

Last month, the Times reported that since at least November 2012, the
U.S. has been helping “the Arab governments shop for weapons, including
a large procurement from Croatia, and have vetted rebel commanders and
groups to determine who should receive the weapons as they arrive.”

 

The earlier Times article described Clinton as having instincts that
were “often more activist than those of a White House that has kept a
tight grip on foreign policy.”

 

In an administration often faulted for its timidity abroad, “Clinton
wanted to lead from the front, not from behind,” Vali R. Nasr, a former
State Department adviser on Afghanistan and Pakistan, told the Times.

 

Middle Eastern security officials speaking to WND have said
U.S.-aided weapons shipments go back more than a year, escalating before
the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. facilities in Benghazi.

 

Last month, WND reported
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. stated in interview with Fox News that
murdered U.S Ambassador Christopher Stevens was in Benghazi to keep
weapons caches from falling into the hands of terrorists. Until that
point, no official explanation for Stevens deployment to Libya has
acknowledged any such activity.

 

Clinton’s perplexing security decisions

 

Meanwhile, the New York Times reporting on how the plan for arming
the rebels was put into action has prompted major questions about the
role Clinton played in the U.S. response to the Benghazi attacks,
assaults against the very facilities where the arms-to-rebels scheme was
allegedly being coordinated.

 

National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor confirmed to Fox
News in November that Clinton herself worked on the immediate U.S.
response to Benghazi.

 

“The most senior people in government worked on this issue from the minute it happened,” he said.

 

“That includes the secretary of defense, chairman of the Joint
Chiefs, secretary of state, national security adviser, et cetera.
Additionally, the Deputies Committee – the second in command at the
relevant national security agencies – met at least once and more often
twice a day to manage the issue.”

 

One of the key decisions by Clinton’s State Department that has
perplexed many security experts was the determination not to deploy an
interagency rapid response unit designed to respond to terrorist attacks
known as a Foreign Emergency Support Team, or FEST.

 

FEST teams previously deployed immediately after al-Qaida bombings of
U.S. embassies in East Africa in 1998 and the USS Cole in 2000. But
they were not used for Benghazi, confounding insiders speaking to the
news media

 

Counterterrorism officials told Fox News
in November that the FEST teams could have helped the FBI gain access
to the site in Benghazi faster. It ultimately took the FBI 24 days.

 

The site reportedly contained a large volume of classified documents related to the activities of the Benghazi facilities.

 

Further, during the night of the attack, top counter terror officials felt out of the loop, according to emails shared with both Fox News and CBS News in November.

 

Counterterrorism sources and internal emails reviewed by CBS News
expressed frustration that key responders were ready to deploy but were
not called upon to help in the attack.

 

Besides strangely not deploying FEST, the Counterterrorism Security
Group, or CSG, was never asked to meet the night of the attack or in
subsequent days, according to two separate counterterrorism officials,
as first reported by CBS News.

 

The CSG is composed of experts on terrorism from across government
agencies and makes recommendations to the deputies who assist the
president’s Cabinet in formulating a response to crises involving
terrorism.

 

It is likely that the CSG task force, if contacted, would have recommended FEST aid, according to CBS.

 

CBS reported the lack of coordination with the Counterterrorism
Security Group made the response to the Benghazi crisis still more
confused.

 

One official told CBS News the FBI received a call during the attack
representing Clinton and requesting agents be deployed. But he and his
colleagues explained the call was just a gesture and could not be
implemented.

 

He said his colleagues at the FBI agreed the agents “would not make
any difference without security and other enablers to get them in the
country and synch their efforts with military and diplomatic efforts to
maximize their success.”

 

Recruiting jihadists

 

Days after the Benghazi attack, WND broke the story
that Ambassador Stevens himself played a central role in recruiting
jihadists to fight Assad’s regime in Syria, according to Egyptian and
other Middle Eastern security officials.

 

Stevens served as a key contact with the Saudis to coordinate the
recruitment by Saudi Arabia of Islamic fighters from North Africa and
Libya. The jihadists were sent to Syria via Turkey to attack Assad’s
forces, said the security officials.

 

The officials said Stevens also worked with the Saudis to send names
of potential jihadi recruits to U.S. security organizations for review.
Names found to be directly involved in previous attacks against the
U.S., including in Iraq and Afghanistan, were ultimately not recruited
by the Saudis to fight in Syria, said the officials.

 

The latest New York Times report has bolstered WND’s reporting,
citing air traffic data, interviews with officials in several countries
and the accounts of rebel commanders describing how the CIA has been
working with Arab governments and Turkey to sharply increase arms
shipments to Syrian rebels in recent months.

 

The Times reported that the weapons airlifts began on a small scale
in early 2012 and continued intermittently through last fall, expanding
into a steady and much heavier flow late last year, the data shows.

 

The Times further revealed that from offices at “secret locations,”
American intelligence officers have helped the Arab governments shop for
weapons, including a large procurement from Croatia. They have vetted
rebel commanders and groups to determine who should receive the weapons
as they arrive.

 

The CIA declined to comment to the Times on the shipments or its role in them.

 

The Times quoted a former American official as saying that David H.
Petraeus, the CIA director until November, had been instrumental in
helping set up an aviation network to fly in the weapons. The paper said
Petraeus had prodded various countries to work together on the plan.

 

Petraeus did not return multiple emails from the Times asking for comment.

 

Both WND’s reporting, which first revealed the U.S.-coordinated arms
shipments, and the Times reporting starkly contrast with statements from
top U.S. officials who have denied aiding the supply of weapons to the
rebels.

 

Rebel training

 

It’s not the first time WND’s original investigative reporting on
U.S. support for the Syrian rebels was later confirmed by reporting in
major media outlets. Other WND reporting indicates support for the
Syrian rebels that goes beyond supplying arms, painting a larger picture
of U.S. involvement in the Middle East revolutions.

 

A story by the German weekly Der Spiegel earlier this month reporting
the U.S. is training Syrian rebels in Jordan was exclusively exposed by WND 14 months ago.

 

Quoting what it said were training participants and organizers, Der
Spiegel reported it was not clear whether the Americans worked for
private firms or were with the U.S. Army, but the magazine said some
organizers wore uniforms.

 

The training in Jordan reportedly focused on use of anti-tank weaponry.

 

The German magazine reported some 200 men received the training over
the previous three months amid U.S. plans to train a total of 1,200
members of the Free Syrian Army in two camps in the south and the east
of Jordan.

 

Britain’s Guardian newspaper also reported U.S. trainers were aiding
Syrian rebels in Jordan along with British and French instructors.

 

Reuters reported a spokesman for the U.S. Defense Department declined
immediate comment on the Der Spiegel report. The French foreign
ministry and Britain’s foreign and defense ministries also would not
comment to Reuters.

 

While Der Spiegel quoted sources discussing training of the rebels in Jordan over the last three months, WND was first to report the training as far back as February 2012.

 

At the time, WND quoted knowledgeable Egyptian and Arab security
officials claimed the U.S., Turkey and Jordan were running a training
base for the Syrian rebels in the Jordanian town of Safawi in the
country’s northern desert region.

 

 

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THE BLAZE by BILLY HALLOWELL


Are Journalists and Academics Purposefully Re-Writing the Bible to Make It a ‘Tool of Progressive Social Change’?

Mar. 13, 2013 11:54am

The mainstream media’s handling of issues pertaining to religion has always received a fair bit of scrutiny from conservatives and people of faith, alike, as outlets are generally perceived as lacking understanding about these important cultural structures. And academics and entertainers, too, are frequently accused by conservatives of being biased against both religious sentiment and right-of-center perspectives.

Believing that these sectors work diligently to expand left-leaning policies and ideologies, an intriguing, yet controversial, question has arisen: Are journalists, academics and Hollywood elite purposefully re-writing the Bible to make it a tool of progressive social change?

A new report by the Media Research Center’s Culture and Media Institute (CMI) entitled, “Rewriting the Bible: The Gospel According to Liberals,” tackles this very subject, alleging that entertainers, journalists and professors, alike, are re-writing the Bible and using it to their ideological advantage.

Written by Paul Wilson, a fellow at CMI, the report charges that these parties — regular targets of conservative angst — have been reworking holy scriptures in an effort to drive home liberal ideals. TheBlaze was given a sneak-peak at the report before its release later this afternoon. We will be sharing some portions of the document to showcase what readers can expect to find within its text.

Are Journalists and Academics Purposefully Re Writing the Bible to Make It a Tool of Progressive Social Change?

Vice President Joe Biden (L) places his hand on the Biden family Bible held by his wife Jill Biden as he takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayo during and official ceremony at the Naval Observatory on January 20, 2013 in Washington. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)To begin, let’s explore Wilson’s main contentions about Hollywood, the mainstream media and left-learning politicians:

When they aren’t actively denigrating religion, liberal journalists, entertainers, and politicians use faith as a weapon to bludgeon conservatives. They decided to reinterpret and rewrite the Bible to prop up their brand of politicized theology, claiming, as Huffington Post’s Mike Lux did, that “it is overwhelmingly supportive of … liberal, lefty, progressive values.” At The Washington Post, Marxist ideas have been attributed to the Acts of the Apostles and Jesus’ parable of the talents became a class warfare lesson. The Huffington Post told readers that the Bible champions homosexuality “if only we’re reading it correctly,” to the point of depicting Jesus on the cross with the word “faggot” replacing “INRI.” At the pro-abortion site RH Reality Check, a writer misinterpreted Genesis passages to argue that the Bible supports abortion. Whatever the left-wing cause, chances are the left and their media allies have subverted the Bible to justify it.

On the media front, CMI pointed to a number of issues that purportedly show bias . . .(Read More)

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/13/are-journalists-and-academics-purposefully-re-writing-the-bible-to-make-it-a-tool-of-progressive-social-change/

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#myjihad Saudi Arabia:90-year-old Saudi weds 15-year-old girl


BUT WHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T SAY ANYTHING BAD ABOUT PEDOPHILIA!  THAT WOULD HURT THE GUY’S FEELINGS.

 

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The Campaign To Remember Our Benghazi Heroes

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On Sept. 11, 2012, a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed in a terrorist attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

As a journalist and former special operations pilot, I am disappointed by the way the media has covered the Benghazi terrorist attack.  The media conversation has been focused on sex scandals and political intrigue, and not on the most important part of this story – what really happened that night in Benghazi?  This is the Blackhawk Down of our generation, and the media has largely ignored it.

Along with other patriotic and concerned Americans, I have launched a national campaign to hold the media accountable. We will redirect the conversation back to the pursuit of the true story of what happened in Benghazi.  To honor the memory of the four Americans who died, and prevent something like this from happening again, we demand that the tough questions are asked, and that this story is not abandoned until the truth is told.  This is what we owe the families of the fallen, and what the American people deserve.

We are working with renowned Washington, DC media producer, Rick Reed, who created the famously successful Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth media campaign in the 2004 presidential race, to launch a national campaign to honor our Benghazi heroes by holding the media accountable to the American people.  Press release.

Our national campaign will demand that journalists ask the following questions:

1.     Why was Amb. Stevens in Benghazi on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, and not at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli?

2.     Why was the U.S. consulate in Benghazi denied the extra security it requested?

3.     Was General Ham relieved of command of AFRICOM because he intended to send a rescue mission to the U.S. consulate facility in Benghazi?

4.     Why were U.S. military assets in the Mediterranean not put on alert for the Sept. 11 anniversary? U.S. F-16s on alert at Aviano AFB, Italy could have been in Benghazi in less than two hours – if they had been on alert.

5.      Why did Defense Secretary Panetta wait five hours before issuing orders to deploy special operations forces to respond to the Benghazi attack?

6.     Why did it take 24 hours for the first U.S. troops to arrive in Libya after the attack?

7.     Why have we not heard testimony from the survivors of the Benghazi attack?

8.     Why did Secretary of State Hillary Clinton not publicly answer questions about the Benghazi attack and why did Ambassador Rice go in her place?

9.     What support was requested by ex-Navy SEALs Woods and Doherty?  Why did Woods and Doherty paint targets with a laser designator if no aviation assets were available?

10. Was there an AC-130 gunship on scene in Benghazi, and was it refused permission to engage?

We need patriotic citizens to help us by donating as generously as they can so that we can launch a national media campaign on all fronts.

Your donations will help us reach millions of Americans by funding radio and television advertisements. We want to create a Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth style media campaign to honor these heroes.  Every $100 we receive will enable us to reach more than 1000 Americans with the truth about who these heroes were, and what took place that night in Benghazi.

Our mission isn’t about politics.  We only care about honoring the memory of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods.  Their bravery has been overshadowed by political spin.  We want to tell the world the truth about what they did that night, and make sure that their story is not forgotten.

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Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes “Campaign To Remember Our Benghazi Heroes” Announces Questions That Must Be Answered For Our Heroes To Be Honored & Illuminated

The “Campaign To Remember Our Benghazi Heroes”, a Project of the Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes, a 501(c)3 educational and charitable foundation, announced a list of questions that must be answered for the four heroes of the Benghazi attack to be honored and illuminated with the truth.

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Quote startWe want to redirect the conversation back to the pursuit of the true story of what happened in Benghazi in order to honor the memory of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens; Consulate Info Officer, Sean Smith; and Navy SEALs, Tyrone Woods and Glen DohertyQuote end

McLean, VA (PRWEB) December 13, 2012

Nolan W. Peterson, Director of the Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes National “Campaign To Remember Our Benghazi Heroes”, announced today a series of questions that must be addressed in order to properly honor the four heroes of the terrorist attack on the Benghazi Consulate on September 11, 2012.

“As a journalist and former special operations pilot, I am disappointed by the way the media has covered the Benghazi attack,” Peterson said, “The media conversation has been focused on sex scandals and political intrigue, and not on the most important part of this story, which is—what really happened that night in Benghazi? This is the “Blackhawk Down” of our generation, and the media has largely ignored it.”

“Along with other patriotic and concerned Americans, I have launched a national campaign, as a project of the Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes,” (http://www.benghaziheroescampaign.com) Peterson said, “We want to redirect the conversation back to the pursuit of the true story of what happened in Benghazi in order to honor the memory of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens; Consulate Info Officer, Sean Smith; and Navy SEALs, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty who died in that attack, and to prevent something like this from happening again. We demand that the tough questions are asked and this important story is not abandoned until the full truth is told. This is what the families of the fallen, and what the American people deserve.”

“Our national campaign will demand that journalists ask and seek answers to the following questions,” Peterson stated:
(1)    Why was Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi on the night of September 11, 2012 and not at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli?
(2)    Why was the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi denied the extra security it requested?
(3)    Was General Ham relieved of command of AFTRICOM because he intended to send a rescue mission to the U.S. Consulate facility in Benghazi?
(4)    Why were U.S. military assets in the Mediterranean not put on alert for the September 11th anniversary? U.S. F-16s on alert at Aviano AFB, Italy could have been in Benghazi in less than 2 hours—if they had been on alert.
(5)    Why did Defense Secretary Panetta wait five hours before issuing orders to deploy special operations forces to respond to the Benghazi attack?
(6)    Why did it take 24 hours for the first U.S. troops to arrive in Libya after the attack?
(7)    Why have we not heard testimony from the survivors of the Benghazi attack?
(8)    Why did Secretary of State Hillary Clinton not publicly answer questions about the Benghazi attack and why did Ambassador Rice go in her place?
(9)    What support was requested by ex-Navy SEALs Woods and Doherty? Why did Woods and Doherty paint targets with a laser designator if no aviation assets were available?
(10)    Was there an AC-130 gunship on scene in Benghazi, and was it refused permission to engage?
“These questions and getting answers to them is the goal of the massive national media campaign which was announced by the Foundation through a press release two weeks ago, to insure that the heroes of Benghazi are not forgotten and that the truth be told”, said Peterson.

Founding Board Member and executive director of the Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes (http://www.illuminateamericasheroes.com), David C. Jamison, stated: “The national media campaign of our Benghazi heroes project will utilize all forms of media; radio and television spots, the internet, YouTube videos, newspapers and magazines, media interviews and hopefully an eventual television documentary. All of this is necessary to insure that our four heroes of the Benghazi attack are not forgotten and that the truth be told—getting truthful answers to the essential questions that Nolan Peterson has announced here today.” “This is the goal of the national media campaign of the “Campaign to Remember Our Benghazi Heroes”(http://www.benghaziheroescampaign.com)

“We want to tell the stories of these heroes, utilizing all of the media avenues available to us”, Jamison said, “Our efforts to tell the world what these four heroes did on that fateful night will only be limited by the amount of donations the Foundation receives for this project.”

“The Goal of our media campaign is to redirect the national conversation back to what actually happened in Benghazi,” he said. “The Foundation’s campaign is designed to insure that these heroes of the Benghazi attack are not forgotten,” he added. “Our memories of them, who they were, what they heroically did and how important they are to us and our country will be kept alive through this massive national media campaign, using radio and television spots, the internet, interviews, articles in popular magazines and a possible future documentary. You can help tell their story by your donations to this project. Only in this way can we truly honor the lives of these four fallen heroes.”

Rick Reed of Rick Reed Media is an International Advisory Board Member of the Foundation and the co-producer of the famously successful Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth media campaign, which had such a profound effect on the Presidential race 8 years ago. Mr. Reed will be actively involved in the Foundation’s massive national media campaign, “To Remember…To Honor…and To Illuminate Our Heroes of Benghazi” so that they are not forgotten and that the truth be told.

The Foundation is offering the opportunity to all patriotic American donors to participate in illuminating the inspiring story of these four American heroes through the tax-deductible, charitable Foundation which will enable their heroic story to be told to America and the world.( http://www.benghaziheroescampaign.com)

The Foundation is also making a personal appeal to all patriotic Americans to virally spread the word of this this National “Campaign To Remember Our Benghazi Heroes”–To Remember, Honor & Illuminate Our Four Heroes of Benghazi who heroically lost their lives in the terrorist attack on our Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. at http://www.benghaziheroescampaign.com, through all social media; sharing a link to this press release with their best contacts and members of the media they know; and to email links to their Twitter accounts and on their Facebook pages.

For further information and/or questions about the Heroes of Benghazi Campaign, please contact Nolan W. Peterson, Director of The Campaign To Remember Our Benghazi Heroes, at nwp04(at)hotmail(dot)com or at (941) 993-7939. Please also visit our special project at http://www.benghaziheroescampaign.com.

Contact information:
The Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes, Inc.
http://www.illuminateamericasheroes.com
http://www.benghaziheroescampaign.com
davidj(at)illuminateamericasheroes(dot)com
nwp04(at)hotmail(dot)com

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FBI questions Tunisian man over Benghazi consulate attack

This file photo taken on September 11, 2012 shows a vehicle and the surrounding area engulfed in flames after it was set on fire inside the US mission compound in Benghazi. (AFP Photo)

This file photo taken on September 11, 2012 shows a vehicle and the surrounding area engulfed in flames after it was set on fire inside the US mission compound in Benghazi. (AFP Photo)

A Tunisian man has been questioned by the FBI in connection with the September 11 bombing of the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed four diplomats. After months of failed attempts, he was examined as a “witness” – without legal counsel.

­Ali Harzi was extradited to Tunisia after being arrested in Turkey in October, under strong suspicion of involvement in the terrorist attack in which US Ambassador Christopher Stephens was killed.

He had since refused to be questioned by the FBI without the presence of his lawyer.

“They wanted to interrogate him as a witness, but he has refused,” his lawyer Abdelbasset Ben Mbarek explained to AFP, adding that authorities attempted to question him “in secret” without his lawyers.

Fadhel Saihi, an advisor to the Tunisian Justice Ministry, told AFP that Tunisian authorities are cooperating with the US investigation.

However delays with the questioning of Hazri have led to calls for sanctions in the U.S.

In early December Republican representative Frank Wolf urged Congress and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to cut off financial aid to Tunisia until it allowed the FBI to interview Hazri. Tunisia has received over $320 million in US aid since January 2011.

After months of wrangling, the Tunisian court allowed three FBI agents to question Hazri before a judge and through a Moroccan interpreter. Hazri’s legal counsel was not allowed to be present, on the basis that he was being questioned as a “witness” and not a defendant.

Nevertheless, Hazri was charged for “membership of a terrorist organisation” under Tunisian law, which he denies.

Hazri was also questioned about the attack on the US Embassy in Tunisia, reported AP.

The September 11 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is believed to have been carried out by Ansar al-Sharia, a militant Islamist group with strong ties to Al Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). However, the investigation in Libya has made little progress.

Several days later, the US Embassy in the Tunisian capital of Tunis was also attacked by a mob, which destroyed property and a nearby American school. Four people were killed in the attacks which were carried out by a local group, also calling itself Ansar al-Sharia.

Ansar al-Sharia was designated a Foreign Terrorist Organisation by the US Department of State and the United Nations Al Qa’ida Sanctions Committee on October 4.

The Obama Administration has faced repeated criticisms over its investigation of the Benghazi attack, after a report by the Accountability Review Board blamed the US State Department for inadequate security measures at the consulate. The report cited systematic mismanagement that left the Benghazi diplomatic mission vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

Following the release of the report, the US State Department’s security chief and two other senior officials tendered their resignations. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was expected to be questioned by a Senate committee on the attack, but her appearance was cancelled due to health issues.

Source: RT

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WND & AARON KLEIN

And the biggest lie of 2012 is .. Benghazi

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JERUSALEM – Information surrounding the Sept. 11 attacks against the U.S. mission in Benghazi has been so distorted by the Obama administration and so misreported by the news media that the issue was selected as WND’s “Biggest Lie of the Year.”

Immediately following the attacks, President Obama and other White House officials notoriously blamed supposed anti-American sentiment leading to the violent events on an obscure anti-Muhammad video on YouTube they claimed was responsible for supposedly popular civilian protests that they said took place outside the U.S. mission in Benghazi – protests, they claimed, that devolved into a jihadist onslaught.

However, vivid accounts provided by the State Department and intelligence officials later made clear no such popular demonstration took place. Instead, video footage from Benghazi reportedly shows an organized group of armed men attacking the compound, the officials said.

‘Consulate’?

Media coverage of the events has been so dismal that even the most basic understanding of what happened is being distorted. The vast majority of all news media coverage worldwide refer to the U.S. facility that was attacked as a “consulate,” even though the government itself has been careful to call it a “mission.”

WND has filed numerous reports quoting Middle East security sources describing the mission in Benghazi as serving as a meeting place to coordinate aid for the rebel-led insurgencies in the Middle East.

Among the tasks performed inside the building was collaborating with Arab countries on the recruitment of fighters – including jihadists – to target Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, the officials said.

Whether the news media report on what was allegedly transpiring at the mission or not, their calling the building a “consulate” is misleading.

A consulate typically refers to the building that officially houses a consul, who is the official representatives of the government of one state in the territory of another. The U.S. consul in Libya, Jenny Cordell, works out of the embassy in Tripoli.

Consulates at times function as junior embassies, providing services related to visas, passports and citizen information.

On Aug. 26, about two weeks before his was killed, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens attended a ceremony marking the opening of consular services at the Tripoli embassy.

The main role of a consulate is to foster trade with the host and care for its own citizens who are traveling or living in the host nation.

Diplomatic missions, on the other hand, maintain a more generalized role. A diplomatic mission is simply a group of people from one state or an international inter-governmental organization present in another state to represent matters of the sending state or organization in the receiving state.

However, according to a State Department report released last week, the U.S. facility in Benghazi did not fit the profile of a diplomatic mission, either.

According to the 39-page report released this week by independent investigators probing the attacks at the diplomatic facility, the U.S. mission in Benghazi was set up without the knowledge of the new Libyan government, as WND reported.

“Another key driver behind the weak security platform in Benghazi was the decision to treat Benghazi as a temporary, residential facility, not officially notified to the host government, even though it was also a full-time office facility,” the report states. “This resulted in the Special Mission compound being excepted from office facility standards and accountability under the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 1999 (SECCA) and the Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB).”

The report, based on a probe led by former U.S. diplomat Thomas Pickering, calls the facility a “Special U.S. Mission.”

The report further refers to the attacked facility as a “U.S. Special Mission,” adding yet another qualifier to the title of the building.

Violated international law?

WND also exclusively reported the facility may have violated the terms of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which governs the establishment of overseas missions.

Like most nations, the U.S. is a signatory to the 1961 United Nations convention.

Article 2 of the convention makes clear the host government must be informed about the establishment of any permanent foreign mission on its soil: “The establishment of diplomatic relations between States, and of permanent diplomatic missions, takes place by mutual consent.”

According to the State report, there was a decision “to treat Benghazi as a temporary, residential facility,” likely disqualifying the building from permanent mission status if the mission was indeed temporary.

However, the same sentence in the report notes the host government was not notified about the Benghazi mission “even though it was also a full-time office facility.”

Article 12 of the Vienna Convention dictates, “The sending State may not, without the prior express consent of the receiving State, establish offices forming part of the mission in localities other than those in which the mission itself is established.”

If the Benghazi mission was a “full-time office facility,” it may violate Article 12 in that the mission most likely was considered an arm of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, which served as the main U.S. mission to Libya.

Rice in hot water

Obama was not the only White House official to mislead on Benghazi.

As WND reported, in the immediate aftermath of the attacks, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice may have deliberately misled the public when she went on television news shows and called the facility that had been targeted a “consulate.”

Much of the media attention and political criticism has been focused on Rice’s other statements immediately after the Benghazi attacks, primarily her blaming an obscure YouTube film vilifying the Islamic figure Muhammad for what she claimed were popular protests outside the U.S. mission.

Video and intelligence evidence has demonstrated there were no popular protests outside the Benghazi facility that day and that the attack was carried out by jihadists.

However, in defending itself against recent claims that the White House scrubbed the CIA’s initial intelligence assessment on the Benghazi attacks of references to al-Qaida, Obama administration officials might have unintentionally implicated themselves in another, largely unnoticed scandal.

Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes contended the White House made only small, factual edits to the CIA’s intelligence assessment, referring to one edit in particular.

“We were provided with points by the intelligence community that represented their assessment,” Rhodes said aboard Air Force One en route to Asia. “The only edit made by the White House was the factual edit about how to refer to the facility.”

Rhodes said the White House and State Department changed a reference in the CIA report from “consulate” to “diplomatic facility.”

“Other than that, we were guided by the points that were provided by the intelligence community,” Rhodes said. “So I can’t speak to any other edits that may have been made.”

Further, Politico reported Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was adamant that the White House only changed the reference to the Benghazi facility.

“There was only one thing that was changed … and that was, the word ‘consulate’ was changed to ‘mission,’” Feinstein said. “That’s the only change that anyone in the White House made, and I have checked this out.”

If the White House intentionally changed the reference to the Benghazi facility from a “consulate” to a “mission,” why did Rice repeatedly refer to the facility as a “consulate” when she engaged in a media blitz in the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi attack?

In a Sept. 16 interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Rice twice labeled the facility a “consulate”:

In a subsequent interview on CBS’s “This Morning,” she again referred to the facility as a “consulate.”

CBS, Reuters implicated in misleading, hiding info

The news media, meanwhile, may have been complicit in covering up the Benghazi tale.

Two days before last month’s presidential election, CBS posted additional portions of a Sept. 12 “60 Minutes” interview where Obama made statements that contradicted his earlier claims on the attacks.

In the finally released portions of the interview, Obama would not say whether he thought the attack was terrorism. Yet he would later emphasize at a presidential debate that in the Rose Garden the same day, he had declared the attack an act of terror.

Reuters was also directly implicated by WND in possibly false reporting.

In the immediate aftermath of the attack, Reuters filed a report quoting a purported civilian protester by his first name who described a supposedly popular demonstration against an anti-Muhammad film outside the U.S. building – a popular protest that reportedly didn’t take place and thus could not have been related to the film.

Aid to al-Qaida, other jihadists?

WND has published a series of investigations showing the Benghazi mission was highly involved in the rebel-led Mideast revolutions to which Pickering is tied.

WND was first to report the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi served as a meeting place to coordinate aid for rebel-led insurgencies in the Middle East, according to Middle Eastern security officials.

In September, WND also broke the story that the slain ambassador, Christopher Stevens, played a central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Assad’s regime, according to Egyptian security officials.

Last month, Middle Eastern security sources further described both the U.S. mission and nearby CIA annex in Benghazi as the main intelligence and planning center for U.S. aid to the rebels that was being coordinated with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Many rebel fighters are openly members of terrorist organizations, including al-Qaida.

Most news media outlets covering the results of Pickering’s investigation did not note the possible non-diplomatic nature and status of the Benghazi mission.

The group reportedly concluded that systematic management and leadership failures at the State Department led to “grossly” inadequate security at the mission in Benghazi.

“Systematic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the State Department resulted in a Special Mission security posture that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place,” the panel said.

The report pointed a finger at State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security and the Bureau of Near East Affairs, charging a lack of coordination and confusion over protecting the Benghazi mission.

WND’s reporting showed how the distinction of the special status of the mission may help explain why there was no major public security presence at what has been described as a “consulate.” Such a presence would draw attention to the shabby, nondescript building that was allegedly used for sensitive purposes such as coordinating aid to the opposition.

The security officials divulged the building was routinely used by Stevens and others to coordinate with the Turkish, Saudi and Qatari governments on supporting the insurgencies in the Middle East, most prominently the rebels opposing Assad’s regime in Syria.

Stevens played a central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Assad’s regime in Syria, according to Egyptian security officials.

Stevens served as a key contact with the Saudis to coordinate the recruitment by Saudi Arabia of Islamic fighters from North Africa and Libya. The jihadists were sent to Syria via Turkey to attack Assad’s forces, said the security officials.

The officials said Stevens also worked with the Saudis to send names of potential jihadi recruits to U.S. security organizations for review. Names found to be directly involved in previous attacks against the U.S., including in Iraq and Afghanistan, were ultimately not recruited by the Saudis to fight in Syria, said the officials.

Questions remain about the nature of U.S. support for the revolutions in Egypt and Libya, including reports the U.S.-aided rebels that toppled Gadhafi’s regime in Libya consisted of al-Qaida and jihad groups. The U.S. provided direct assistance, including weapons and finances, to the Libyan rebels.

Similarly, the Obama administration has aided the rebels fighting Assad’s regime in Syria amid widespread reports that al-Qaida jihadists are included in the ranks of the Free Syrian Army.

During the revolution against Gadhafi’s regime, the U.S. admitted to directly arming the rebel groups.

At the time, rebel leader Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi admitted in an interview that a significant number of the Libyan rebels were al-Qaida fighters, many of whom had fought U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He insisted his fighters “are patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists,” but he added that the “members of al-Qaida are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader.”

Adm. James Stavridis, NATO supreme commander for Europe, admitted Libya’s rebel force may include al-Qaida: “We have seen flickers in the intelligence of potential al-Qaida, Hezbollah.”

Former CIA officer Bruce Riedel went even further, telling the Hindustan Times: “There is no question that al-Qaida’s Libyan franchise, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, is a part of the opposition. It has always been Gadhafi’s biggest enemy, and its stronghold is Benghazi. What is unclear is how much of the opposition is al-Qaida/Libyan Islamic Fighting Group – 2 percent or 80 percent.”by Aaron Klein

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MOVIE “THE INNOCENT PROPHET” by TERRY JONES–THE BLAZE by BILLY HALLOWEL


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See Terry Jones’ Inflammatory, 71-Minute Anti-Muhammad Movie Portraying the Prophet as a ‘Child Molester’ & ‘Assassin’

Imran Firasat & Terry Jones Release The Innocent Prophet | Islam, Muhammad

Photo Credit: YouTube

Pastor Terry Jones knows a thing or two about drumming up controversy. The Koran-burning preacher has attracted international attention over his involvement in inflammatory activities and his intense rhetoric against Islam. Last month, TheBlaze told you about his latest project, a film called, “The Innocent Prophet,” a movie he completed in collaboration with an ex-Muslim named Imran Firasat.

Earlier this week, the full movie, which stretches 71 minutes in length, was released on YouTube. Much like Jones’ past projects, the film holds the potential to infuriate Islamist groups across the globe. But because it also takes particular aim at the Prophet Muhammad, even the most moderate of Muslims may take offense.

As previously reported, the name and purpose of the “The Innocent Prophet” mirrors that of the ever-infamous “Innocence of Muslims,” which was blamed for widespread protests in the Middle East earlier this year. The connotative connection between the films is intentional, at least in title, message and tone, especially considering that Jones was also a supporter of the “Innocence of Muslims” project.

“We are trying to give a factual life of Muhammad,” Jones told TheBlaze of his new film last month. “His life was one that was pretty perverted in comparison to the life of Jesus.”

The pastor said that Muhammad promoted violence and that, even on his deathbed in 632 A.D., he called for his followers “to cleanse the Arabian Peninsula of non-believers” — something that he contends adherents have done for the past 1,400 years.

Imran Firasat & Terry Jones Release The Innocent Prophet | Islam, Muhammad

Pakistani Muslim demonstrators react beside the portrait of Florida pastor Terry Jones during a protest against an anti-Islam film in Quetta on September 24, 2012. More than 50 people have died around the world in violence linked to the low-budget movie, which mocks Islam and the Prophet Mohammed, since the first demonstrations erupted on September 11. (Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

These sentiments are also captured in an official description that accompanies the film on YouTube. It reads:

The Innocent Prophet is the film that will help Muslims know the true face of Muhammad, as the creator of the false religion of Islam to achieve his own goals. It’s time to clear all doubts and accept that Muhammad was not a prophet but was a mobster, murderer, abuser of children and a self-proclaimed prophet.

A warning at the beginning of the movie reads, “Warning: Not Recommendable.” Bullet points note that “The Innocent Prophet” shouldn’t be viewed by anyone who is underage, by people who don’t believe in free expression and by “religious fanatics.”

In the first few minutes of the film, Islam is dismissed as a violent and intolerant religion. You can watch the fill 71-minute film, below (caution: disturbing content and themes):

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As for Firasat, a Pakistani-born Christian who now lives in Spain, he is facing legal ramifications for his participation in “The Innocent Prophet” (he led the project and is the film’s narrator). In an interview with The International Business Times (IBT), he said that the Spanish government has threatened to deport him (an action that he contends could lead to the death penalty for apostasy).

Here’s a portion of that dialogue:

IBT: I understand you have postponed the release date. When might be the tentative release?

Firasat: Seven years ago I was granted refugee status in Spain for the reason that I used to criticise Islam. It has been seven years since that I have taken the fight against Islam very far. And my right to freedom of expression was always respected by this great country. But now suddenly for doing the same thing which I have been doing since for the last seven years, I have been threatened by the authorities [and told] that my refugee status will be revoked, I will be deported back to Pakistan where the death penalty for blasphemy is waiting for me and that I may be detained if I continue with the plans to release the movie.

That is the reason I have decided to postpone it temporarily.

While he initially decided to postpone the release (this IBT interview was published Dec. 13), Terry Jones’ organization, Stand Up America!, published it on time on its YouTube page on Dec, 15, the release date that was solidified last month.

In the same IBT interview, Firasat was asked why he believes Spanish authorities have gone after him. He expressed surprise and appeared to be dumbfounded over the alleged governmental crack-down:

Firasat: That’s a very funny, interesting and surprising question for me even. Why now? I was granted asylum because of my criticisms of Islam. I have formally asked the Spanish government for the prohibition of Koran in Spain. I have given thousands of interviews to radio and TV channels. I wrote articles in newspapers.

But I was never told by anyone that what I am doing is illegal. Now suddenly they try to revoke my refugee status, detain me and prosecute me for offending Muslims’ religious sentiments. Why? There may be two reasons: Fear of violence by Muslims abroad and in Spain, and conflicts in diplomatic relations with Islamic countries which are investing in Spain.

All of what [the] Spanish authorities are doing is not according to the law but according to their personal desires. Ministers are human, not god.

Firasat maintains that Spain has changed dramatically during his seven years living there and that his personal rights have been eroded of late. He noted that the nation is not the same as it was when he originally arrived and was granted “complete liberty of expression.” You can read the entire interview here.

Now that the film has been released, there’s no telling what will happen to Firasat. Furthermore, the reaction within Muslim communities will be intriguing to watch.

What do you think about inflammatory films like “Innocence of Muslims” and “The Innocent Prophet?” Should free speech trump fears over inciting radical factions — or should this sort of speech be restricted in an effort to save lives? Let us know in the comments section below.

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FREE REPUBLIC by REAGANITE REPUBLICAN (HELP KEEP THIS STORY ALIVE! WHY DID OBAMA RELIEVE/FIRE GEN. HAM, WHO HAD BEEN IN COMMAND OF THE INITIAL 2011, US NATO MILITARY INTERVENTION IN LIBYA, AS WELL AS ADMIRAL GAOUETTE??? KEEP THE QUESTIONS COMING UNTIL AN ANSWER MAKES SENSE. So far, we are being fed lies, as usual, from the White House. JM)


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English: General Carter F. Ham, USA 2 nd Commander, U.S. Africa Command (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

Russian Military Intel Tells Kremlin Obama Fired Military Officers Because He ‘Fears a Coup’

 

 

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According to (shadowy anonymous blogger) Sorcha Faal the Russian military’s GRU foreign intelligence unit presented a report to Kremlin leadership late last month that said Obama removed one of the United States Navy’s most powerful admirals from his command (in the wake of Benghazi 9/11) specifically because he fears a military coup is being planned against him.

 

On 9/11/2012, that officer –Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette, commander of Carrier Strike Group Three in the Middle East- apparently felt obligated to come to the aid of besieged US defenses at the Benghazi consulate, violating an utterly bewildering White House command he probably had a hard time believing was even being made. Gaouette was said to be attempting to help AFRICOM commander General Carter Ham, also purged by Obama for violating of an obstinate White House insistence to ‘stand down’.

 

Ham considered himself bound-by-duty to take action, but the story goes that his second-in-command -a likely Obammunist- promptly stepped-right-up and informed him he’d just been ‘relieved of his command’, effective immediately- General Ham was then physically apprehended/arrested.

 

Subsequently -and despite Navy claims that he was NOT ‘replaced’ due to Benghazi– Admiral Gaouette was otherwise inexplicably removed as Carrier Strike Group commander on October 27th…

 

US news reports on Obama’s unprecedented firing of a powerful US Navy Commander during wartime state that Admiral Gaouette’s removal was for ‘allegations of inappropriate leadership judgment’ that arose during the strike group’s deployment to the Middle East.

 

This GRU report, however, states that Admiral Gaouette’s firing by President Obama was due to this strike force commander disobeying orders when he ordered his forces on 11 September to ‘assist and provide intelligence for’ American military forces ordered into action by US Army General Carter Ham, who was then the commander of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), against terrorist forces attacking the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

General Ham had been in command of the initial 2011 US-NATO military intervention in Libya who, like Admiral Gaouette, was fired by Obama.

And as we can, in part, read from US military insider accounts of this growing internal conflict between the White House and US Military leaders:

‘The information I heard today was that General [Carter] Ham as head of AFRICOM received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready.

General Ham then received the order to stand down.
His response was ‘screw it’, he was going to help anyhow.

Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command…’

 

OBEY or perish

 

Of course, the MSM press just parroted the dubious Administration line that Gaouette was removed from his post

 

(in mid-deployment, which is Moon-rock rare) because of an ‘ongoing investigation’ into ‘inappropriate leadership judgement’- say what?

 

In addition, Gen. Joseph Dunford -the Marine Corps’ 2nd in command- is also suddenly ‘stepping down’… maybe he too had a problem with just standing there while some Medieval savages rape and kill our ambassador and burn a US consulate to the ground.

 

I clicked over to Wikipedia to see what the left-leaning ‘reference’ site had to say about all this, yet even they can only come up with the most foggy, vague explanation.
Intentional obfuscation…? Keeping this one opaque only helps Barack Obama…

 

Many believe this was a forced retirement due to General Ham speaking out of turn about the brewing Benghazi attack fiasco of September 11, 2012.

 

A Navy Admiral, Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette, was also apparently involved in this confusing event as he was relieved of duty “until the matter is resolved.”
Others caught-up in the recent Obama power-consolidation-and-truth-burying purge because they know too much (re. Benghazigate) -like Hillary Clinton and Gen David Petraeus-are gone or on their way out as well.

 

Hey, Kim Jong Un is up to the same sort of ‘purge’ thing lately too- maybe Obama can ring him up and chat about purging, basketball, exchange tips on interrogation/guillotine techniques, etc.

But if you ask me, the idea of a coup plot sounds really kind of far-fetched- maybe it’s all just in Dear Leader’s (stoned) head, narcissists are known to be very, very paranoid.
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Fellowship of the Minds by DR. EOWYN (reblogged)

 

Obama fires general for wanting to help Americans being attacked in Benghazi

 

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On October 25 2012, defending why the Obama administration did not send help to the besieged U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Obama’s Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta made this interesting statement to Pentagon reporters:

 

“(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place. And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. [Carter] Ham, [Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff] Gen. [Martin] Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.”

 

The first thing to note about what Panetta said is that HE LIED about the administration not having “real-time information about what’s taking place”.

 

Last Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said on television that his sources say Barack Obama was in the White House situation room watching the Benghazi attack in real time.

 

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Shaffer said: “This was in the middle of the business day in Washington, so everybody at the White House, CIA, Pentagon, everybody was watching this go down. According to my sources, yes, [Obama] was one of those in the White House Situation Room in real-time watching this. Only he [Obama] could issue a directive to Secretary of Defense Panetta to do something. That’s the only place it could be done.”

 

The Inquisitr reports that not only did Obama refuse to send help to the Americans being attacked and killed, sources say he actually ordered an AC-130U gunship to stand down. After that, the Commander In Chief went to bed early in order to be ready for his Las Vegas fundraiser the next day.

 

Despite three urgent requests from the CIA annex, no military backup was sent for the besieged personnel of the consulate. The CIA officially denies that these requests ever took place or that they were turned down.

 

According to TheBlaze.com, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, the two former Navy SEALS who were among the four Americans murdered in Benghazi, disobeyed orders from superiors to “stand down”. They raced to the main consulate building to help Ambassador Christopher Stevens and others who were under siege.

 

Tyrone Woods (l); Glen Doherty (r)

 

Pat Dollard of BareNakedIslam writes, Oct. 28, 2012, that he heard that General Carter Ham, head of Africom (U.S. Africa Command), received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the Benghazi attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had the unit ready. Dollard writes:

 

“General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was to screw it, he was going to help anyhow. Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command.”

 

Gen. Ham’s “second in command” is not named.

 

I salute you, U.S. Army General Carter Ham!

 

The United States Africa Command, also known as U.S. AFRICOM, is one of nine Unified Combatant Commands of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). As one of six that are regionally focused, it is devoted solely to Africa. U.S. AFRICOM is responsible to the Secretary of Defense for U.S. military relations with 54 African countries.

 

The Benghazi attack took place on the night of September 11, 2012. On October 18, 2012, in a DoD news briefing, Leon Panetta announced that Gen. Ham was fired:

 

“Today I am very pleased to announce that President Obama will nominate Army Gen. David Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command.”

 

James S. Robbins of The Washington Times writes that Gen. Ham “is a very well regarded officer who made AFRICOM into a true Combatant Command after the ineffective leadership of his predecessor, General William E. ‘Kip’ Ward.” According to Joint doctrine, “the tour length for combatant commanders and Defense agency directors is three years.” But Gen. Ham had only been in the commander position at AFRICOM for a year and a half and the informal word was that he was scheduled to rotate out in March 2013.

 

In other words, Obama fired General Carter Ham, a distinguished U.S. Army general and a true patriot.

 

To Hell with Obama the traitorous POS.

 

To Hell with the traitorous weaselly Leon Panetta.

 

To Hell with this entire rotten traitorous administration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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BREITBART EXCLUSIVE by JOEL B. POLLAK


Exclusive: UN Conspires to Expel Prominent Jewish Group from Palestine Vote

by Joel B. Pollak 29 Nov 2012, 3:46 AM PDT

Today, for the first time, the United Nations will name Palestine a (non-member) “observer state” by first engaging in exactly the charge that they press against Israel: apartheid.

For kick-off day and the vote at the General Assembly, which is supposed to be all about mutual respect and coexistence, “Palestine” has teamed up with the “UN Division for Palestinian Rights” and UN officials to pack the Assembly hall with Palestine supporters while denying access to a prominent Jewish organization.

Staging thunderous applause with no discernible dissent for the unsuspecting global media is evidently a top Palestinian priority.

The extraordinary scheme to deny access to the General Assembly to an unpalatable, though formally accredited, UN NGO looked like this.

Yesterday, the UN Division for Palestinian Rights sent a letter to the UN pass office to insist that they step in to deny invitees of the UN-accredited Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust, the passes they had duly requested in writing. (A copy of the letter follows this article, below.)

The passes had in fact already been printed and issued (see below), but after receiving the Palestinian branch’s demand, UN security officials took the extraordinary step of insisting upon their return. The denial affects 23 Jewish young adults who were part of an educational program associated with the Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni community.

The Jewish group had requested passes for November 29, 2012 to attend separate events: the “UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People” in the morning and, the General Assembly debate on “The Question of Palestine” which commences at 3 p.m. in the afternoon. Solidarity Day is an annual event that takes place on the anniversary of the General Assembly vote of November 29, 1947 to partition Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state. Sixty-five years ago, the resolution was immediately rejected by all Arab countries, but welcomed by the soon-to-be citizens of Israel.

Solidarity Day is widely advertised, including on the UN website, with the words “NGOs are invited to attend.”  Furthermore, the Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni completed individual registration forms and submitted them to the host of Solidarity Day, the Division for Palestinian Rights (which is part of the UN Department of Political Affairs). And the Division sent out letters of acceptance. However, yesterday the same UN employee, one Mable Chan, reneged on the confirmations and abruptly sent emails to the suddenly-rejected Jewish and pro-Israel participants claiming the event was “filled.”

It didn’t stop there. The UN general pass and NGO offices informed the UN Division for Palestinian Rights (DPR) of a formal request by the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust to facilitate the visit to the UN of these people on November 29th, (both to Solidarity Day and the General Assembly). Through a flurry of phone calls and emails, DPR officials conducted an intense campaign of exclusion and disenfranchisement. UN security officials obliged.

In a letter, the DPR claimed that the NGO had “bypassed” the Division registration process, which in light of the individual letters of acceptance received from the Division itself (after properly submitted individual registration) was patently false.

The DPR claimed that the NGO “is not accredited to the Palestinian Rights Committee and has not received an invitation to attend the morning meeting.” In light of the fact that the meeting is advertised on the UN website itself as open to all NGOs, a lack of accreditation by this particular committee or special directed invitation was never a condition of attendance.

And then the DPR came clean–when they thought their letter was only being seen by other UN staff in the NGO and pass office. They claimed that the NGO “has proved disruptive and negative in the past.”

It is certainly true that the Touro Institute Director, Anne Bayefsky, has been a critic of the Division for Palestinian Rights, and UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, in particular. For example, her reporting of the November 29, 2005 display at UN Headquarters of a map of the Middle East that omitted the state of Israel resulted in the Division and its Palestinian Committee having to mothball permanently this treasured feature of the Day’s festivities over many years. Disruptive? Only in a sense consistent with the UN Charter’s requirement of the “equal rights of nations large and small.”

More likely, what is really worrying the UN Division and its Palestinian rights committee about an open environment is what they have scheduled for today. Speaking as the one and only “representative of civil society,” according to their program, will be Roger Waters (of Pink Floyd fame). Waters is famous, among other things, for performing rock music accompanied by images combining bombs, Jewish stars of David and dollar signs. In 2011, he told Al Jazeera he could “applaud” Israelis provided their “humanity transcends…their religion.”

Having unilaterally decided to deny access to Solidarity Day events to anyone identifiably pro-Israel, the DPR successfully insisted that the UN pass and NGO offices refuse passes for this NGO’s invitees to attend the General Assembly itself–over which they have no jurisdiction.

The UN secretariat’s letter boldly indicates the double-standards they concocted for pro-Israel and anti-Israel would-be attendees. The former, they fabricated, had to take the bizarre step of asking the President of the General Assembly for permission to attend the vote on Palestine-the-state, while the latter could spend five minutes in the security office on their way to the meeting.

And how many seats had the DPR saved for their selected anti-Israel contingent?  According to Director Wolfgang Grieger himself, a whopping one hundred seats. Packing the house for a UN-initiated disruption–a massive round of cheering and applause as soon as the Palestine vote occurs.

The symmetry is not accidental. Apartheid at the UN has been sanctioned by the UN Palestinian division staff, and this afternoon apartheid Palestine will be welcomed by the General Assembly in a formal resolution.

 

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WND EXCLUSIVE (Middle East Sound Off About Re-election)


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WND EXCLUSIVE

Middle East sounds off on Obama election

‘Mr. Change is here again; Four more years without change’

 

Published: 14 hours ago

 

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Kayhan, a publication that serves as a mouthpiece for the Iranian regime, says Barack Obama is weak, unable to solve challenges and has the same “serial crimes” as the predecessor from whom he inherited the White House: George W. Bush.

 

“Obama is too weak to solve the important challenges: The Palestinian question and the security of the occupying regime, the Islamic awakening, and the Iranian challenge,” the publication said, according to a report today from the Middle East Media Research Institute.

 

The organization that monitors Middle East media, interprets and reports on the statements has compiled a list of comments from editorials and leaders about Obama’s narrow popular vote margin in the 2012 presidential election.

 

“Kayhan expressed its disdain for Obama’s re-election with its November 8 front-page headline: ‘Mr. Change Is Here Again, Four More Years Without Change,’” MEMRI reported. “In its editorial that day, the paper stated that as far as the American voters were concerned, the election was between ‘bad and worse.’”

 

“Obama is the same weak Bush. The America of 2012 is the same America of 2001, that has lost its value,” MEMRI said the newspaper wrote. “The sum total of the [U.S.’s] crimes during Obama’s term is no less than that during the Bush term. The traces of the U.S. and its serial crimes can be spotted in all the crises in the region – Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Bahrain, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. It suffered great defeats in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine…

 

“Obama and his administration have nothing new to say – not only to Iran but also to most of the countries of the world, and to Europe as well,” the newspaper wrote.

 

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was in Bali, Indonesia, for a conference and said elections in the West “have turned into the scene for the propaganda campaign of the capitalists and huge expenses and many independent, decent and efficient figures do not get the chance to participate in ruling [their countries].”

 

And judicial chief Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani said that the Iranian people would never forget the crimes of Obama’s sanctions.

 

Read the story of Christian martyrs and Christian converts who fled Islam, and paid with their lives, inside Iran, in “A Cry from Iran.”

 

Other reactions from the Arab world assembled by MEMRI:

 

  • Mohammad Javad Larijani, judiciary authority official and head of Iran’s Human Rights Council, said: “If the interests of the [Iranian] regime demand it, we will negotiate with America, even from the deepest depths of Hell.”

  • Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said, as the election results were coming in, that Tehran would judge the U.S. according to its deeds, not according to its words: “Any evaluation of the promise of change will be based on the actual policy and performance of U.S. officials.” He said Washington must change its “mistaken policy.”

  • The reformist daily Mardomsalari said, “The Keys to the White House Remain In Democratic Hands… The Warmongers Are Defeated”

  • An op-ed in the reformist daily Etemaad said, “Romney emits a scent of war, [while] from Obama there arises a melody of paying attention to the economic agenda.” MEMRI reported the article continued, “The [re]election of Obama will be a nightmare for the right-wingers in Israel, particularly for Netanyahu… [because] Obama has had the worst relationship in recent years with the occupying regime.”

  • From the Taliban in Afghanistan: “Obama May Have Realized That The Americans Have Lost The War In Afghanistan.” It continued, “Obama may have realized that the Americans have lost the war in Afghanistan; if so, they [the Americans] should leave our pious land as soon as possible, instead of telling lies, and should worry about their country and their people.”

 

MEMRI said Obama earned “lukewarm responses” in other parts of the Arab world.

 

“The Syrian regime, for its part, attacked U.S. policy under Obama and even warned America not to consider military intervention in Syria now, after the elections. In Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood (MB) officials stressed that Egypt could rely on itself and would no longer be subordinate to the U.S. Articles in the Egyptian press claimed that no change could be expected in the American policy, which had always served Israel,” the report from MEMRI said.

 

One editorial in the Saudi daily Al-Yawm “called on Obama to take a courageous stance and save the Syrian people: ‘A second term in office [means that] President Obama has a weighty political and moral obligation to fulfill in the Middle East. His first responsibility as part of this is [to address] the tragedy of the oppressed Syrian citizens, who, for the last two years, have been under deadly [attack] by planes, missiles and tanks, and have no hope except an international initiative that will save them from hell,’” it said.

 

MEMRI said the Saudi daily Al-Riyadh called for America to support the Syrian opposition, saying that is “crucial.”

 

From the Qatari daily Al-Watan, “[Obama] must undertake a brave and comprehensive reassessment of his country’s stance on various crises, and adjust his reading of [the situation] in various regions where deadly conflicts are under way, in order to rescue and help peoples whose rights have been usurped and who have been deprived of their right to freedom, dignity and social justice…”

 

From the Muslim Brotherhood came the warning, through Izzat Mustafa, a member of the MB party’s High Committee in Egypt, that Egypt will not be allowed to be subordinate to the U.S.

 

Deputy MB party head Issam Al-Aryan said, “The U.S.’s foreign policy will not change much. Accepting the will of the Arab people is the most important change. We must rely on ourselves and our resources, and build our country. Egypt, without direct American influence, can influence and lead the process of building a constitutional and democratic regime…”

 

“Hussein Darwish, a Syrian journalist residing in Dubai, addressed Obama in a sarcastic article he posted on an oppositionist Syrian website: ‘Mr. President, I know, just like everyone else, that, had you wanted to put an end to the Syrian crisis, you would have done so. But you waited for the election results. [Now] you have four more years leading the world. How about turning your attention to the Middle East, and taking a step that will bring about real change, for us and for you? I am not asking you to [undertake] a military operation against Syria, God forbid… but [only] to take a step that will help us out of the impasse in which we are stuck thanks to your long silence.’”

 

 

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WND EXCLUSIVE by AARON KLEIN


WND Exclusive

Now media giants battle each other on Benghazi

News organizations file conflicting accounts of story

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A just-released Associated Press account of the Benghazi attack contradicts a possibly false or misleading Reuters article claiming to quote a protester by his first name who described a supposedly popular demonstration against an anti-Muhammad film outside the U.S. mission in Benghazi.

The Reuters article claiming a popular protest against a Muhammad film is also contradicted by vivid accounts provided by the State Department and intelligence officials describing how no such popular demonstration took place. Instead, video footage from Benghazi reportedly shows an organized group of armed men attacking the compound, the officials sai

Now the AP has assembled an account of the Benghazi attack based on first-person witnesses.

Reports the AP: “It began around nightfall on Sept. 11 with around 150 bearded gunmen, some wearing the Afghan-style tunics favored by Islamic militants, sealing off the streets leading to the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. They set up roadblocks with pick-up trucks mounted with heavy machine guns, according to witnesses.

“The trucks bore the logo of Ansar al-Shariah, a powerful local group of Islamist militants who worked with the municipal government to manage security in Benghazi, the main city in eastern Libya and birthplace of the uprising last year that ousted Moammar Gadhafi after a 42-year dictatorship.

“There was no sign of a spontaneous protest against an American-made movie denigrating Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. But a lawyer passing by the scene said he saw the militants gathering around 20 youths from nearby to chant against the film. Within an hour or so, the assault began, guns blazing as the militants blasted into the compound.”

That account contrasts sharply with a Reuters report from Sept. 13 – two days after the attack – describing a supposedly popular protest outside the U.S. mission and even claiming to quote a protester.

Reads the Sept. 13 Reuters report: “Accounts from Libyan and U.S. officials, and from locals who watched what began as a protest on Tuesday against a crudely made American film that insults the Prophet Mohammad spiral into violence and a military-style assault on U.S. troops, point to a series of unfortunate choices amid the confusion and fear.”

The article quotes one protester and only by his first name, described as “a 17-year-old student named Hamam, who spoke to Reuters at the devastated compound on Wednesday.”

Reuters quotes “Hamam” as saying, “When we had heard that there was a film that was insulting to the Prophet, we, as members of the public, and not as militia brigades, we came to the consulate here to protest and hold a small demonstration.”

“Hamam” further claimed that a rumor had spread that a protester had been wounded by firing from inside the U.S. mission, and so Hamam and many others went off to retrieve guns which, Reuters reported, like many Libyans, they keep at home for security.

WND reported on Friday the Reuters account is now seemingly contradicted by the news agency’s latest reporting.

On Wednesday, Reuters broke the story that officials at the White House and State Department were advised by emails two hours after the Benghazi assault that the Islamic terror group Ansar al-Sharia had claimed credit for the attack. The emails described an armed assault on the U.S. compound.

Reuters reportedly obtained three emails dispatched by the State Department’s Operations Center to multiple government offices, including addresses at the White House, Pentagon, intelligence community and FBI, on the afternoon of September 11.

The first email came 20-30 minutes after the attack. It carried the subject “U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack.” That email said “approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well.”

A second email, headed “Update 1: U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi” said that the Embassy in Tripoli had reported that “the firing at the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi had stopped and the compound had been cleared.”

A third email carried the subject line: “Update 2: Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack.”

The sections of the emails quoted by Reuters don’t mention any popular protests.

What really went on at Benghazi ‘consulate’

Like scores of news articles worldwide, the Reuters piece repeatedly referred to the attacked U.S. compound in Benghazi as a “consulate.”

However, as WND was first to report, the building was not a consulate and at no point functioned as one. Instead, the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi served as a meeting place to coordinate aid for the rebel-led insurgencies in the Middle East, according to Middle Eastern security officials.

Among the tasks performed inside the building was collaborating with Arab countries on the recruitment of fighters – including jihadists – to target Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria.

The distinction may help explain why there was no major public security presence at what has been described as a “consulate.” Such a presence would draw attention to the shabby, nondescript building that was allegedly used for such sensitive purposes.

Since the mission was attacked last month, countless news media reports around the world have referred to the obscure post as a U.S. consulate. That theme continues to permeate the media, with articles daily referencing a “consulate” in Benghazi.

U.S. officials have been more careful in their rhetoric while not contradicting the media narrative that a consulate was attacked.

In his remarks on the attack, Obama has referred to the Benghazi post as a “U.S. mission.” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has similarly called the post a “mission.”

A consulate typically refers to the building that officially houses a consul, who is the official representatives of the government of one state in the territory of another. The U.S. consul in Libya, Jenny Cordell, works out of the embassy in Tripoli.

Consulates at times function as junior embassies, providing services related to visas, passports and citizen information.

On Aug. 26, about two weeks before he was killed, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens attended a ceremony marking the opening of consular services at the Tripoli embassy.

“I’m happy to announce that starting on Monday, August 27, we are ready to offer a full range of consular services to Libyans,” stated Stevens at the ceremony in Tripoli. “This means non-immigrant visas, as well as assistance to Americans residing in, or visiting, Libya.”

The main role of a consulate is to foster trade with the host and care for its own citizens who are traveling or living in the host nation.

Diplomatic missions, on the other hand, maintain a more generalized role. A diplomatic mission is simply a group of people from one state or an international inter-governmental organization present in another state to represent matters of the sending state or organization in the receiving state.

The State Department website lists no consulate in Benghazi.

Last week, the State Department gave a vivid account of Stevens’ final day during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. It was disclosed that about an hour before the attack began, Stevens concluded his final meeting of the day with a Turkish diplomat. Turkey has been leading the insurgency against Assad’s regime.

Last month, WND broke the story that Stevens played a central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Assad’s regime in Syria, according to Egyptian security officials.

Stevens served as a key contact with the Saudis to coordinate the recruitment by Saudi Arabia of Islamic fighters from North Africa and Libya. The jihadists were sent to Syria via Turkey to attack Assad’s forces, said the security officials.

The officials said Stevens also worked with the Saudis to send names of potential jihadi recruits to U.S. security organizations for review. Names found to be directly involved in previous attacks against the U.S., including in Iraq and Afghanistan, were ultimately not recruited by the Saudis to fight in Syria, said the officials.

Stevens and three other American diplomats were killed on Sept. 11 in an attack blamed on Islamists.

One witness to the mob scene in Libya said some of the gunmen attacking the U.S. installation had identified themselves as members of Ansar al-Shariah, which represents al-Qaida in Yemen and Libya.

The al-Qaida offshoot released a statement denying its members were behind the deadly attack, but a man identified as a leader of the Ansar brigade told Al Jazeera the group indeed took part in the Benghazi attack.

Al-Qaida among U.S.-supported rebels

As WND reported, questions remain about the nature of U.S. support for the revolutions in Egypt and Libya, including reports the U.S.-aided rebels that toppled Moammar Gadhafi’s regime in Libya consisted of al-Qaida and jihad groups. The U.S. provided direct assistance, including weapons and finances, to the Libyan rebels.

Similarly, the Obama administration is currently aiding the rebels fighting Assad’s regime in Syria amid widespread reports that al-Qaida jihadists are included in the ranks of the Free Syrian Army. Earlier this month, Obama announced $50 million more in aid to the Syrian rebels.

During the revolution against Gadhafi’s regime, the U.S. admitted to directly arming the rebel groups.

At the time, rebel leader Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi admitted in an interview that a significant number of the Libyan rebels were al-Qaida fighters, many of whom had fought U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He insisted his fighters “are patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists,” but he added that the “members of al-Qaida are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader.”

Adm. James Stavridis, NATO supreme commander for Europe, admitted Libya’s rebel force may include al-Qaida: “We have seen flickers in the intelligence of potential al-Qaida, Hezbollah.”

Former CIA officer Bruce Riedel went even further, telling the Hindustan Times: “There is no question that al-Qaida’s Libyan franchise, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, is a part of the opposition. It has always been Gadhafi’s biggest enemy and its stronghold is Benghazi. What is unclear is how much of the opposition is al-Qaida/Libyan Islamic Fighting Group – 2 percent or 80 percent.”

In Syria, meanwhile, the U.S. may be currently supporting al-Qaida and other jihadists fighting with the rebels targeting Assad’s regime.

In August, WND quoted a senior Syrian source claiming at least 500 hardcore mujahedeen from Afghanistan, many of whom were spearheading efforts to fight the U.S. there, were killed in clashes with Syrian forces last month.

Also last month, WND reported Jihadiya Salafia in the Gaza Strip, a group that represents al-Qaida in the coastal territory, had declared three days of mourning for its own jihadists who died in Syria in recent weeks.

There have been widespread reports of al-Qaida among the Syrian rebels, including in reports by Reuters and the New York Times.

WND reported in May there was growing collaboration between the Syrian opposition and al-Qaida as well as evidence the opposition is sending weapons to jihadists in Iraq, according to an Egyptian security official.

The military official told WND that Egypt has reports of collaboration between the Syrian opposition and three al-Qaida arms, including one the operates in Libya:

  • Jund al-Sham, which is made up of al-Qaida militants who are Syrian, Palestinian and Lebanese;

  • Jund al-Islam, which in recent years merged with Ansar al-Islam, an extremist group of Sunni Iraqis operating under the al-Qaida banner and operating in Yemen and Libya;

  • Jund Ansar al-Allah, an al-Qaida group based in Gaza linked to Palestinian camps in Lebanon and Syria.

U.S. officials have stated the White House is providing nonlethal aid to the Syrian rebels while widespread reports have claimed the U.S. has been working with Arab countries to ensure the opposition in Syria is well armed.

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NOISYROOM.NET by Fern Sidman (ARE WE IN HELL YET? JM)


English: Pro-Hamas demonstrators at a rally in...

English: Pro-Hamas demonstrators at a rally in Damascus Syria in december 2008 during the Israel-Gaza conflict. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Muslim brotherhood military man in Eg...

English: Muslim brotherhood military man in Egypt مؤسس تنظيم الظباط الأحرار في مصر (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Mr. Mohamed Badia -General Guide of Muslim Brotherhood- during opening ceremony of Alexandria Muslim Brotherhood main office العربية: الأستاذ محمد بديع -المرشد العام للإخوان المسلمين- خلال حفل افتتاح مقر الإخوان المسلمين بالإسكندرية (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Khaled Mashal, leader of Hamas Español: Khaled Meshaal, líder de Hamás (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Turkish Airlines to Sponsor Anti-Israel “Hatefest” in Illinois

Submitted by on October 22, 2012 – 1:25 pm EST NoisyRoom

By: Fern Sidman

An organization calling itself American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) has announced that they will be holding a four-day event called the “Conference for Palestine in the US: A Movement United,” in suburban Chicago from November 22-25. It has been reported that Turkish Airlines is one of the major corporate sponsors of the conference which is currently scheduled to take place at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort. The official state carrier of Turkey will be contributing as much as $15,000 for the event and in order to encourage attendance has announced that the “first 200 registrants will be entered into a raffle to win an international airline ticket from Turkish Airlines.”

Ryan Mauro, a national security analyst at www.RadicalIslam.org and a contributor to FOX News has reported in an article of October 16th that one of the central themes of the conference will be the successful establishment of Islamist interfaith partnerships with such Christian evangelical leaders as the Reverend Donald Wagner of “Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding” who is also slated to address the conference.

According to their web site, the mission statement of American Muslims for Palestine calls for attention to be brought to “the people of Palestine who have been living under occupation for decades,” adding that, “we believe once Americans know the truth that their tax dollars support the longest-lasting and the last military occupation in modern history, they won’t stand for it and will demand that Congress change our foreign policy in the Middle East to one that is more balanced.”

In an article of September 24th, author Michael Rubin of Commentary Magazine says, “American Muslims for Palestine is not any ordinary organization. Its home page depicts the conference logo — a map of Palestine made from birds showing the Palestinian state encompassing all of Israel. So much for the two-state solution.” He adds that, “The AMP conference is due to feature Fadwa Barghouti, wife of imprisoned terrorist Marwan Barghouti, currently serving five life sentences for murder. For several years, the AMP has worked to promote nakba (catastrophe) commemorations on college campuses, with a goal to delegitimize Israel’s existence. The group’s national campus coordinator moved to disrupt a speech by the Israeli ambassador at UC-Irvine back in 2010.”

Moreover, the roster of confirmed speakers at the conference reads like a “Who’s Who” of prominent Muslim Brotherhood personalities. According to Mr. Mauro’s investigation, “AMP board member Osama Abu Irshaid, another speaker at the conference, has described the firing of rockets into Israel by Hamas as a form of “legitimate resistance.” Abu Irshaid had previously been the editor of an Arabic publication sponsored by the now-defunct Islamic Association for Palestine, which according to the American Muslim Brotherhood’s internal documents identify it as having been one of its fronts set up to support Hamas.”

Also addressing the convocation will be Nihad Awad, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). As has been previously reported, the federal government named CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land trial, listing it among “individuals/entities who are and/or were members of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee.” Awad declard his support for Hamas in 1994. In 2004, he refused to condemn Hamas and Hezbollah, instead choosing to call them “liberation movements.

Other speakers include Safaa Zarzour, the Secretary-General of the Islamic Society of North America. FBI investigators identified ISNA as a Muslim Brotherhood front group as far back as 1987. A 1991 American Muslim Brotherhood document also lists it as one of “our organizations and the organizations of our friends.” Jamal Badawi, a founder of the Muslim American Society, another Muslim Brotherhood front, has gone on record in justifying suicide bombings. In February 2009, he criticized the West for describing “martyrs” from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip as terrorists. In March 2010, he said Islam justifies the “combative jihad” of Palestinians.

As recently as October 13th, the AMP participated in a conference sponsored by the Arab Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East called, “Jews in Solidarity with Palestinians,” that was moderated by Ali Abunimah, a co-founder of the Electronic Intifada and author of “One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse.”

Adding his name to the litany of apologists for the Palestinian cause and a featured speaker at the conference will be leftist Israeli historian Ilan Pappe, a former lecturer in political science at the University of Haifa. He has proffered the theory that Israel has engaged in the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians and blames the creation of the Jewish state for the lack of peace in the Middle East, arguing that Zionism is more dangerous than Islamic militancy, and has called for an international boycott of Israeli academics. Pappe supports the one-state solution, which envisages a binational state for both Palestinians and Israelis.

A campaign to exert pressure on the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort to cancel the conference is now underway by the grassroots Jewish community of Chicago. Cheryl Jacobs Lewin, Chicago chapter chairperson of Americans For A Safe Israel (AFSI), has said, “Since the AMP has known ties to Hamas, we are asking of the management of the Oak Brook Hills Marriott how they can justify renting their hotel to a group that has been designated by the US State Department as a terrorist organization.” She added, Let’s not forget that the Muslim Brotherhood, whom the AMP clearly alligns itself with, was responsible for the recent destruction of the US Embassy in Cairo, Egypt and that the Brotherhood was also responsible for “security” in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the murders of four Americans, including the US Ambassador.

Offering his perspectives on the controversy swirling around the upcoming AMP conference, author Ryan Mauro said, “Can you imagine the outcry if this was an event by Christian extremists like the Westboro Baptist Church or an event about mocking Mohammed? I bet the hotel would cave rather quickly. This conference features speakers who legitimize Islamist violence and terrorist groups. In my article, I identified ten speakers that are closely tied to the Muslim Brotherhood or promote it. Ten. At one event. How many would have to be there for the media to notice and for the hotel to think twice?”

He added, “The hotel shouldn’t be expected to be terrorism experts, but they should be expected to cancel their hosting of the event when confronted with the facts. The extremism of the speakers and their links to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas are thoroughly-documented.”

 

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FUNNY OR NOT


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Surprise! Hussein Obama lied when he said he wasn’t available to meet Netanyahu

Finger!

BACK ATCHA BIG O Finger! (Photo credit: Miikka Skaffari)

There goes Obama again flipping the bird.  This time to poor Benjamin Netanyahu!  No one can tell me that it’s comfortable or natural to place the middle finger outside of the rest.  It’s not possible!

October 17, 2012 Posted by | Here And Now, Home, Humor?, Political Corruption | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WND FAITH, IT MAKES SENSE by THE MEISTER, WND EXCLUSIVE


Muslims..

Muslims.. (Photo credit: Nasir Nasrallah)

THE GREAT APPEASER?...OR...MUSLIM RADICAL SYMP...

THE GREAT APPEASER? SYMPATHIZER? (FOR YOU LIB READERS (Photo credit: SS&SS)

 

English: Arab-American writer and speaker Noni...

English: Arab-American writer and speaker Nonie Darwish (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WND EXCLUSIVE

Ex-Muslim: Islam ‘scares the hell out of me’

‘My culture of origin is infecting America with fear of speaking the truth’

Published: 15 hours ago

(Editor’s note: The following is Part 1 of a two-part interview with Nonie Darwish, founder of Arabs for Israel. Part 2 is available below.)http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/truth-is-no-1-enemy-of-islam/#ooid=Rzc2UyNjp6QnVq4BeM2T0s2CswNSEkagIslamic countries indoctrinate children with hatred toward Israel and teach them Israel has no historic claim to the land or the city of Jerusalem, Nonie Darwish, founder of Arabs for Israel, told WND’s Greg Corombos.Darwish shared her story of being born into a Muslim family in Egypt and being raised to hate Israel.

“It is the total annihilation of Israel and the Jews,” she said. “This is what the center of the educational system in the whole Arab world is. We were taught Jerusalem is a Muslim city; Jews had nothing to do with it, and we have to liberate it. … There’s no acknowledgement that Jerusalem has any roots in Judaism or Christianity. There’s total denial of history.”

Darwish said she only learned the truth after she came to America, because the Muslim world often filters and censors information.

“I actually worked in censorship when I was a journalist in the Middle East,” she explained. “Information is totally filtered, and the propaganda, at the same time, is daily, very intense. Islam lives on propaganda and denies the truth.”

She said any person who challenges the Muslim version of the truth is “immediately regarded as a traitor, and riots happen and this person’s life is threatened.”

Darwish warned, “This is now coming to the West, this fear that I used to live in in the Muslim world – which was fear of speaking my mind, fear of saying the truth – is now following me to America. … My culture of origin is now infecting America with fear of speaking the truth.

She continued, “Unfortunately, we have an administration now that is allowing this to happen and finding excuses for it. And that scares the hell out of me.”

Darwish said she wants to see Arabs and Israelis living side by side in peace, but that cannot happen as long as “the number one enemy of Islam is the truth.” She explained that Muslims have failed to deal with reality for the past 1,400 years and have irrationally loathed the Jewish people since they rejected Muhammad in the seventh century.

In Part 2 of the interview with WND, which can be heard below, Darwish said President Obama’s Middle East policy is a failure and it’s been proven by the events of the past three weeks.

She said it’s unthinkable that America’s consulate in Benghazi did not have enough security and that the Obama administration took 10 days to admit Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed in a terrorist attack.

Obama called the murders a “bump in the road,” and Darwish wants to know, “A bump in the road to what? The road to what?”

She added, “The road in the Middle East is turning into hell. What road is he talking about?

“The Muslim Brotherhood already took over. Radical Islam and Shariah are being entrenched in the whole Middle East. The radical Islamist groups are ruling countries there now. They’re now ganging up to destroy Israel. They’re about to have nuclear weapons. We are in grave danger, and President Obama is talking about what? He’s talking about a road to destruction. … He thinks there is a road that will bring peace? What is he talking about?”

Darwish slammed what she considers Obama’s habit of apologizing to Muslims and said it’s unclear why America should be apologizing.

“We are giving them the impression that we are very weak, and we want to appease them,” she said. “We’re acting out of guilt for what?! We lost 3,000 citizens on 9/11, and we’re apologizing for what?”

She said Obama’s United Nations speech scared her – especially his statement that “the future does not belong to those who slander of the prophet of Islam.” Darwish said no religion should be above criticism, and Obama’s language reminds her of the repression inside her native Egypt.  She also said the lack of media scrutiny for Obama policies reminds her of how the governments often control the media in the Middle East.

Finally, Darwish said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a “brave man” in his defiance toward the Iranian nuclear program, but she questioned whether Israel can successfully stop the program without any help from the United States.  She said it may already be too late to prevent a nuclear Iran.

(Editor’s note: The following is Part 2 of the two-part interview with Nonie Darwish, founder of Arabs for Israel.)

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INVESTIGATION FINDS OBAMA FINANCING MOSQUES WITH US TAXPAYER DOLLARS

http://itmakessenseblog.com/2012/09/15/investigation-finds-obama-financing-mosques-with-us-taxpayer-dollars/

September 15th, 2012 | Author:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Channel 2 Action News investigation found that the State Department is sending millions of dollars to save mosques overseas. This investment has received criticism as the United States makes an effort to slash nearly $4 trillion in government spending.Plenty of outrage following the announcement made Thursday afternoon by a government commission that suggested huge cuts to the budget, including eliminating the interest education for home mortgage. This juxtaposed with the United States investing millions to refurbish mosques as a good-will effort in Muslim countries has upset many taxpayer groups.

“We are spending money we don’t have. This is all on a gigantic credit card right now,” said Jared Thomas, a taxpayer advocate.

Millions more dollars have been sent to places like Cyprus. The State Department displays before and after pictures of mosques refurbished with U.S. tax dollars.

“I think it is very hard to explain to the American taxpayer right now whose having an extraordinary time paying bills and making ends meet that this is why we took this out of your paycheck, so we can fund this,” said Thomas.

The State Department declined a Channel 2 Action News request for an interview. We wanted to ask why are we using tax dollars to refurbish religious buildings overseas. The State Department did send Channel Two Action News an e-mail saying that they are fighting Islamic extremism by building relationships with Islamic leaders.

Egyptian-American human rights activist Nonie Darwish told Channel 2 Action News anchor Justin Farmer that trying to buy respect in the Middle East only shows our weakness.

“This part of the world has a lot of respect for power and America is not showing its power, it’s showing its appeasement. They are laughing all the way to the bank,” said Darwish.

Darwish was born in Egypt and is now a former Muslim. Darwish told Farmer that she moved to America and has written several books critical of radical Islam. Darwish said that most of the mosques in Egypt are run by extremists who have ordered former Muslims like herself to be killed.

“We are rebuilding mosques to support the radicals, not to support the moderates. We are building mosques to issue fatwas of death against people like me,” said Darwish.

Your tax dollars also fund computers and mosques in places like Tajikistan and Mali. At an ancient mud brick mosque in Mali, the State Department has provided Internet service and computer equipment to local imams.

Taxpayer watchdogs wonder how the State Department can explain paying for Internet service while Americans struggle through the worst recession in decades.

“To the average person who has probably seen their paycheck shrink and not grow, this could be an insult to them,” said Pete Sepp, President of the National Taxpayers Association.

With radical websites inciting violence and extremism worldwide, there are concerns that the taxpayer-funded Internet service could be misused.

“That is not the job of the U.S. because giving them Internet access to imams and Muslim preachers who hate America,” said Darwish.

Critics say that it is time to review funding for all federal programs that do not directly benefit taxpayers.

“We are spending money we don’t have and certainly we can cut items like this,” said Thomas.

The Deficit Commission announced it would look at slowing the growth of foreign aid. Channel 2 Action News is not aware if there will be cuts in this particular U.S Aid program.

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OBAMA’S 45 cent Forever Stamp

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October 2nd, 2012 | Author:

Apparently they think that putting hearts and butterflies on the new stamp will make most people not realize that the rest is Arabic and probably
Not something we want to support.
New Stamp – The second MUSLIM one!!!

USPS New 45-Cent Stamp Celebrates a Muslim holiday.
If there is only ONE thing you Forward today.. Let it be this!

President Obama has directed the United States Postal Service To REMEMBER and HONOR the EID MUSLIM holiday season with A new commemorative 45-Cent First Class Holiday Postage Stamp.

REMEMBER Adamantly and vocally BOYCOTT this stamp, If/when you purchase stamps at a post office.

All you have to say is “No thank you, I do not want A Muslim Stamp on my letters!”
The Flag of the USA Has always been my favorite.

Pass this along to every
Patriotic American you know
Get the word out!
Honor the United States of America !

Univision drops ‘Fast and Furious’ bombshell

October 2nd, 2012 | Author:

(ABC/UNIVISION) – On January 30, 2010, a commando of at least 20 hit men parked themselves outside a birthday party of high school and college students in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez. Near midnight, the assassins, later identified as hired guns for the Mexican cartel La Linea, broke into a one-story house and opened fire on a gathering of nearly 60 teenagers. Outside, lookouts gunned down a screaming neighbor and several students who had managed to escape. Fourteen young men and women were killed, and 12 more were wounded before the hit men finally fled.

Indirectly, the United States government played a role in the massacre by supplying some of the firearms used by the cartel murderers. Three of the high caliber weapons fired that night in Villas de Salvarcar were linked to a gun tracing operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), according to a Mexican army document obtained exclusively by Univision News.

Univision News identified a total of 57 more previously unreported firearms that were bought by straw purchasers monitored by ATF during Operation Fast and Furious, and then recovered in Mexico in sites related to murders, kidnappings, and at least one other massacre.

As part of Operation Fast and Furious, ATF allowed 1,961 guns to “walk” out of the U.S. in an effort to identify the high profile cartel leaders who received them. The agency eventually lost track of the weapons, and they often ended up in the hands of Mexican hit men , including those who ordered and carried out the attack on Salvarcar and El Aliviane, a rehabilitation center in Ciudad Juarez where 18 young men were killed on September 2, 2009.

In Mexico, the timing of the operation coincided with an upsurge of violence in the war among the country’s strongest cartels. In 2009, the northern Mexican states served as a battlefield for the Sinaloa and Juarez drug trafficking organizations, and as expansion territory for the increasingly powerful Zetas. According to documents obtained by Univision News, from October of that year to the end of 2010, nearly 175 weapons from Operation Fast and Furious inadvertently armed the various warring factions across northern Mexico.

“Many weapons cross the border and enter Mexico, but that [Fast and Furious] number, quantity and type of weapons had quite an impact in the war in this area” Jose Wall, an ATF agent stationed in Tijuana from 2009 to 2011, told Univision News.

Following the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry at the hands of Mexican bandits on December 14, 2010, media and Congressional investigations prompted hearings. On September 20, the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General report, which opened the door for sanctions of 14 ATF and DOJ officials.

In Washington, the Fast and Furious scandal became politicized, diverting the attention from the human cost in Mexico to political battles on Capitol Hill. In June, a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt ignored the real tragedy in Mexico.

“Americans are not often moved by the pain of those outside [their country]…” Javier Sicilia, a Mexican poet whose son was killed in the midst of the violence, told Univision News. “But they are moved by the pain of their own. Well, turn around and watch the massacres.”

The Univision News investigation also found ATF offices from states besides Arizona pursued similar misguided strategies. In Florida, the weapons from Operation Castaway ended up in the hands of criminals inColombia, Honduras and Venezuela (link audio crumpler), the lead informant in the case told Univision News in a prison interview.

“When the ATF stopped me, they told me the guns were going to cartels,” Hugh Crumpler, a Vietnam veteran turned arms trafficker, told Univision News. “The ATF knew before I knew and had been following me for a considerable length of time. They could not have followed me for two months like they said they did, and not know the guns were going somewhere, and not want for that to be happening.”

Other firearms under ATF surveillance were permitted to leave the country from Texas, according to court documents and the exclusive testimony of Magdalena Avila Villalobos, the sister of an ICE agent who survived a confrontation with cartel hit men on a rural highway in Mexico on February 15, 2011. His fellow agent, Jaime Zapata, was killed during the attacks.

“It’s not from Arizona and Fast and Furious,” Avila Villalobos told Univision News, speaking in her brother’s stead for the first time, “but it’s a very similar operation…” She later added, “Those weapons that have been recovered, it’s been confirmed that they were weapons used in the shootout that killed Jaime Zapata and wounded Victor Avila.”

The Texas-based operation and the firearms linked to the attack were bought by two trafficking rings in the state, according to Raymond Thomas, the Zapata family’s lawyer.

Earlier this year, Texas Senator John Cornyn had echoed Thomas’ assertions . Moreover, on September 25, Congressman Darrell Issa and Senator Charles Grassley, the politicians behind the Fast and Furious congressional report released in July, sent a letter to the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General, requesting an investigation into Avila’s and Zapata’s case.

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/News/fast-furious-scandal-details-emerge-us-government-armed/story?id=17352694#.UGp5uxht1N3

 

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