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Obama Won’t Call Libya Attacks Terrorism… ASKS Congress to Give Egypt $450 Million in Aid-

September 29, 2012

By Katrina Trinko

Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler has a terrific list of statements made after the Benghazi attack by administration officials and President Obama.  Interestingly, despite the fact that yesterday it was reported that U.S. officials knew as early as September 12 that the attack was orchestrated by al-Qaeda, no official used the term “terrorism” until September 19th, when National Counterterrorism Center director Matthew Olsen said in a congressional testimony, “I would say yes, they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy.”

The next day at the Univision Town hall, Obama is asked this: “We have reports that the White House said today that the attacks in Libya were a terrorist attack. Do you have information indicating that it was Iran, or al-Qaeda was behind organizing the protests?”

But in his response, Obama suggests it remains unclear whether the attack was an act of terror. “Well, we’re still doing an investigation, and there are going to be different circumstances in different countries,” Obama said. “And so I don’t want to speak to something until we have all the information. What we do know is that the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests.”

And then again, several days after Olsen has told Congress that the attack in Benghazi was a “a terrorist attack,” Obama refuses to call it terrorism when appearing on The View in an episode that aired September 25. In response to this question, “I heard Hillary Clinton say it was an act of terrorism.” “Is it? What do you say?”, Obama said, “We are still doing an investigation. There is no doubt that the kind of weapons that were used, the ongoing assault, that it wasn’t just a mob action. Now, we don’t have all the information yet so we are still gathering.” Once again, there is no mention of the word “terrorism.”

In fact, to the best of my knowledge, Obama has yet to describe the attack as “terrorism” in any public forum.

Romney senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom criticized the Obama administration’s handling of the matter today. “I think President Obama needs to be held accountable for his administration’s attempts to mislead the American people about what happened in Benghazi,” Fehrnstrom said on Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom. “We were initially told that this was a spontaneous demonstration in response to a video that was on You Tube.  The administration sent their ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice, on the Sunday shows to defend that position.  Now we’re learning that it was a pre-planned terrorist attack, conduct on the anniversary of 9/11 and that it involved elements of Al Qaida.”

National Review

WH Moves to Give Egypt $450 Million in Aid Meets Resistance

September 28, 2012

The Obama administration notified Congress on Friday that it would provide Egypt’s new government an emergency cash infusion of $450 million, but the aid immediately encountered resistance from a prominent lawmaker wary of foreign aid and Egypt’s new course under the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The aid is part of the $1 billion in assistance that the Obama administration has pledged to Egypt to bolster its transition to democracy after the overthrow last year of the former president, Hosni Mubarak. Its fate, however, was clouded by concerns over the new government’s policies and, more recently, the protests that damaged the American Embassy in Cairo.

The United States Agency for International Development notified Congress of the cash infusion on Friday morning during the pre-election recess, promptly igniting a smoldering debate over foreign aid and the administration’s handling of crises in the Islamic world.

An influential Republican lawmaker, Representative Kay Granger of Texas, immediately announced that she would use her position as chairwoman of the House appropriations subcommittee overseeing foreign aid to block the distribution of the money. She said the American relationship with Egypt “has never been under more scrutiny” than it is in the wake of the election of President Mohamed Morsi, a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.
“I am not convinced of the urgent need for this assistance and I cannot support it at this time,” Ms. Granger said in a statement that her office issued even before the administration announced the package.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking at a meeting of the Group of 8 nations in New York, said on Friday that the world needed to do more to support the governments that have emerged from the Arab Spring uprisings, including those in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia.

“The recent riots and protests throughout the region have brought the challenge of transition into sharp relief,” Mrs. Clinton said, without mentioning the assistance to Egypt specifically. “Extremists are clearly determined to hijack these wars and revolutions to further their agendas and ideology, so our partnership must empower those who would see their nations emerge as true democracies.”

The debate comes as the issue of foreign aid in general made an unexpected appearance in the presidential campaign.

In a speech in New York on Tuesday, Mr. Obama’s Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, called for revamping assistance to focus more on investments in the private sector than on direct aid — a shift administration officials have said is under way.

While Mr. Romney did not address aid to Egypt directly, he cited Mr. Morsi’s membership in the Muslim Brotherhood as one of the alarming developments in the Middle East, along with the war in Syria, Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and the killing of the American ambassador to Libya.

“A temporary aid package can jolt an economy,” he said. “It can fund some projects. It can pay some bills. It can employ some people some of the time. But it can’t sustain an economy — not for long. It can’t pull the whole cart, because at some point the money runs out.”

The $1 billion in aid, announced by Mr. Obama in May 2011, was initially intended to relieve Egypt’s debts to the United States, though negotiations stalled during the country’s turbulent transition from military rule to the election of Mr. Morsi this summer.

In recent weeks, negotiations over the assistance picked up pace, and the administration decided to provide $450 million instead, including $190 million immediately, because the country’s economic crisis has become acute, with an estimated budget shortfall of $12 billion.

The assistance outlined in letters to Congress on Friday would be contingent on Egypt’s setting in motion economic and budgetary changes that the International Monetary Fund is now negotiating as part of a $4.8 billion loan.

The administration has also thrown its support behind that loan, and officials said they hoped it would be completed before the end of the year. A $260 million infusion would come when the much larger loan is completed, according to officials familiar with the package. By law, all assistance to Egypt is contingent on the country’s meeting certain requirements, including adherence to basic democratic values and the Camp David peace treaty with Israel.

The protests over an anti-Muslim video and the storming of the American Embassy in Cairo on Sept. 11 came even as senior White House and State Department officials led a large business delegation to promote economic assistance and trade in Egypt.

Mr. Morsi’s slow response to the protests raised concerns in Washington, although administration officials later cited improved cooperation over the embassy’s security.

The $1 billion in assistance has been cobbled together from funds already appropriated by Congress, but the administration is required to notify lawmakers of its intention to release any of the funds. Ms. Granger presumably can put a hold on that release and pursue legislation to reverse the appropriation.

Mrs. Clinton lobbied lawmakers last week during closed-door briefings that focused on the tumult across the region, including the attack at the American diplomatic mission in Libya that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

In addition to the $1 billion in assistance, the administration is working with Egypt to provide $375 million in financing and loan guarantees for American financiers who invest in Egypt and a $60 million investment fund for Egyptian businesses. All of that comes on top of $1.3 billion in military aid that the United States provides Egypt each year.

A senior State Department official said that the administration would consult with members of Congress in the days ahead “to make the case that this budget support is firmly in U.S. interests in seeing peace, stability and democracy in Egypt and the wider neighborhood.”





UPDATED 10.09.12

  1. October 2, 2012 8:31 pm

    In light of this new information coming out. A Security detail may be readying Obama to be Frog Marched down the WH Steps based on Charges of HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS.

    HIGH Treason for one, Numerous MURDERS and a boat load of nefarious activities like SELLING OUT AMERICA for $$$$$.

  2. October 2, 2012 8:36 pm

    If these suppositions are True- I hope Valerie Jarrett and David (Hitler) Axelrod are cuffed and stuffed into waiting military vehicles to be taken to Gitmo until further notice when they can be arraigned and re-incarcerated without BAIL indefinitely.

  3. October 2, 2012 8:54 pm

    I’m off to watch Sean. BBL.

  4. October 2, 2012 9:53 pm

    So, the questions are… WHERE DID THIS TAPE COME FROM?


    WAS Tonight’s reveal of Obama as and OUT and OUT RACIST just the Beginning?.. and more information is forthcoming… perhaps another more damaging BOMBSHELL dropped just before the Second debate?


  5. October 2, 2012 10:01 pm

    OPINIONSeptember 30, 2012, 6:09 p.m. ET
    .Mitt Romney: A New Course for the Middle East Restore the three sinews of American influence: our economic strength, our military strength and the strength of our values..

    Disturbing developments are sweeping across the greater Middle East. In Syria, tens of thousands of innocent people have been slaughtered. In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood has come to power, and the country’s peace treaty with Israel hangs in the balance. In Libya, our ambassador was murdered in a terrorist attack. U.S. embassies throughout the region have been stormed in violent protests. And in Iran, the ayatollahs continue to move full tilt toward nuclear-weapons capability, all the while promising to annihilate Israel.

    These developments are not, as President Obama says, mere “bumps in the road.” They are major issues that put our security at risk.

    Yet amid this upheaval, our country seems to be at the mercy of events rather than shaping them. We’re not moving them in a direction that protects our people or our allies.

    And that’s dangerous. If the Middle East descends into chaos, if Iran moves toward nuclear breakout, or if Israel’s security is compromised, America could be pulled into the maelstrom.

    We still have time to address these threats, but it will require a new strategy toward the Middle East.

    The first step is to understand how we got here. Since World War II, America has been the leader of the Free World. We’re unique in having earned that role not through conquest but through promoting human rights, free markets and the rule of law. We ally ourselves with like-minded countries, expand prosperity through trade and keep the peace by maintaining a military second to none.

    But in recent years, President Obama has allowed our leadership to atrophy. Our economy is stuck in a “recovery” that barely deserves the name. Our national debt has risen to record levels. Our military, tested by a decade of war, is facing devastating cuts thanks to the budgetary games played by the White House. Finally, our values have been misapplied—and misunderstood—by a president who thinks that weakness will win favor with our adversaries.

    Enlarge Image

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    An American school adjacent to the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia, on Sept. 15. Protesters burned the school the day before.
    .By failing to maintain the elements of our influence and by stepping away from our allies, President Obama has heightened the prospect of conflict and instability. He does not understand that an American policy that lacks resolve can provoke aggression and encourage disorder.

    The Middle East is a case in point. The Arab Spring presented an opportunity to help move millions of people from oppression to freedom. But it also presented grave risks. We needed a strategy for success, but the president offered none. And now he seeks to downplay the significance of the calamities of the past few weeks.

    The same incomprehension afflicts the president’s policy toward Israel. The president began his term with the explicit policy of creating “daylight” between our two countries. He recently downgraded Israel from being our “closest ally” in the Middle East to being only “one of our closest allies.” It’s a diplomatic message that will be received clearly by Israel and its adversaries alike. He dismissed Israel’s concerns about Iran as mere “noise” that he prefers to “block out.” And at a time when Israel needs America to stand with it, he declined to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    In this period of uncertainty, we need to apply a coherent strategy of supporting our partners in the Middle East—that is, both governments and individuals who share our values.

    This means restoring our credibility with Iran. When we say an Iranian nuclear-weapons capability—and the regional instability that comes with it—is unacceptable, the ayatollahs must be made to believe us.

    It means placing no daylight between the United States and Israel. And it means using the full spectrum of our soft power to encourage liberty and opportunity for those who have for too long known only corruption and oppression. The dignity of work and the ability to steer the course of their lives are the best alternatives to extremism.

    But this Middle East policy will be undermined unless we restore the three sinews of our influence: our economic strength, our military strength and the strength of our values. That will require a very different set of policies from those President Obama is pursuing.

    The 20th century became an American Century because we were steadfast in defense of freedom. We made the painful sacrifices necessary to defeat totalitarianism in all of its guises. To defend ourselves and our allies, we paid the price in treasure and in soldiers who never came home.

    Our challenges are different now, but if the 21st century is to be another American Century, we need leaders who understand that keeping the peace requires American strength in all of its dimensions.

    Mr. Romney is the Republican Party candidate for president.

    A version of this article appeared October 1, 2012, on page A15 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: A New Course for the Middle East.

  6. October 2, 2012 10:41 pm

    “A version of this article appeared October 1, 2012, on page A15 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: A New Course for the Middle East.”

    Thanks for posting Romney’s thoughts and plans under his leadership and administration if elected. This is the first I have read or heard of Romney’s vision for America. Romney stating in writing listing his thoughts and plans for the changes he will make extinguishing Muslim unrest tamping down the violence coming from the ME. His plans of remediating the damage done by Obama to the global balance of power. Restoring the degraded effectiveness of the United States standing in the World. A necessary element if we are to gain the respect for demanding some semblance of peace in the Middle East. Otherwise, if Obama is elected for another four years, the end game will be a reactionary effect to America’s weakness. Thereby leaving the door open for the Muslim oppressors engaging in a willful Global War that will erase Israel from the map with incalculable repercussions spilling over into the United States as a country crippled by the evil machinations of one man, Barack Obama, a Chicago street thug.

    Having Romney’s statement on pg 15 in the WSJ is a disgrace.

  7. October 3, 2012 6:34 am

    Clip of the Hannity tape w/side by side comparisons:

  8. October 3, 2012 8:51 am

    Had Drudge not leaked so much information out before the tape would be aired; the impact would have been greater for what we were actually viewing. Then it could have been discussed pointing out how we have become the benefactors of Obama’s Racist and Class War agenda.

    I go along with the thinking there was an underlying motive to the Hannity tape coming out at the same time as this latest Benghazi update (see below) which would have hit the mainstream news adding to the questions lingering over the brutal murders of Americans in Libya.

    How much did Obama know and when did he know it…

    Reports coming out regarding the United States completely pulling out of Benghazi. This would indicate NO ABILITY to Conduct an Actual INVESTIGATION (as promised by Obama) on the killings of Americans by Islamic extremists – including the death of an American ambassador. Barack Obama promised a full investigation, but it now appears his administration was preparing to remove all personnel from that area even as he was promising that investigation – meaning Obama was once again LYING.


    “Based on information provided to the committee by individuals with direct knowledge of events in Libya, the attack that claimed the ambassador’s life was the latest in a long line of attacks on Western diplomats and officials in Libya in the months leading up to September 11, 2012,” they wrote. “In addition, multiple U.S. federal government officials have confirmed to the committee that, prior to the September 11 attack, the U.S. mission in Libya made repeated requests for increased security in Benghazi. The mission in Libya, however, WAS DENIED these resources by officials in Washington.”

  9. October 3, 2012 9:13 am

    More red meat Romney might want to bring out at the debate as an indefensible position Obama has put the United States in by rolling back the original

    posted by Leonora @ pink:

    Presidential Memorandum ­ Presidential Determination with respect to the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008


    SUBJECT: Determination with Respect to the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008

    Pursuant to section 404 of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 (CSPA) (title IV, Public Law 110-457),

    I, (Barack Obama) hereby determine that it is in the national interest of the United States to waive the application of the prohibition in section 404(a) of the CSPA with respect to Libya, South Sudan, and Yemen; and further determine that it is in the national interest of the United States to waive in part the application of the prohibition in section 404(a) of the CSPA with respect to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to allow for continued provision of International Military Education and Training funds and nonlethal Excess Defense Articles, and the issuance of licenses for direct commercial sales of U.S. origin defense articles; and I hereby waive such provisions accordingly.

    You are authorized and directed to submit this determination to the Congress, along with the accompanying Memorandum of Justification, and to publish the determination in the Federal Register.


    You read that right. It wasn’t enough to allow thousands of weapons to travel across the border so they could be used by drug cartels. Now this president is giving money to countries with child soldiers. (children trained for using US made automatic weapons for killing innocent people in villages raided by rebels)



    my 2 cents:

    Where this memorandum is directed to Hillary’s State Dept. It’s up to her to refuse recommending this onerous change Obama is advancing when in essence the US is funding and approving Children using American made weapons for killing innocent, helpless people.

    Go ahead Hill-

    The whole country will stand behind you on this one and Love you for it!

  10. October 3, 2012 9:34 am


    Clinton Will Cooperate With House Investigation on Libya Attack

    By Matt Vasilogambros

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that she would cooperate with Congress in its investigation of the terrorist attack in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

    In a letter to House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Clinton asked members of Congress to withhold any final conclusions involving the attack, saying the State Department’s Accountability Review Board was starting its investigation this week.

    “I appreciate that you and your committee are deeply interested in finding out what happened leading up to and during the attacks in Benghazi, and are looking for ways to prevent it from happening again. I share that commitment,” Clinton said in the letter, which was obtained by Foreign Policy. “Nobody will hold this department more accountable than we hold ourselves – we served with Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods.”

    The results of the State Department’s investigation could come later this year or early next year, FP reports.

    Clinton’s letter was in response to a letter from Issa on Monday, in which he cited recent reports that suggest the consulate in Benghazi was not properly protected, having been attacked twice before this latest attack on Sept. 11 of this year.

    “It was clearly never, as Administration officials once insisted, the result of a popular protest,” Issa wrote, according to The Daily Beast. “In addition, multiple U.S. federal government officials have confirmed to the committee that prior to the Sept. 11 attack, the U.S. mission in Libya made repeated requests for addition security in Benghazi. The mission in Libya, however, was denied these resources by officials in Washington.”

    This comes as reports suggest that the U.S. government was aware that the attack was the work of terrorists, well before officials initially said so. Reuters reports that President Obama received several intelligence reports hours after the attack indicating that militants connected to al-Qaida were involved.

    Republicans have criticized the Obama administration for misleading the public on actual roots of the attack. Initially, officials said the attack was a spontaneous outburst from protests surrounding an anti-Islamic film. Later, the White House admitted it was a terrorist attack that had been pre-planned.

    “What we’re seeing now is the picture starting to develop that it wasn’t a problem with the intelligence that was given, it’s what they did with the intelligence that they were given,” Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told Reuters on Tuesday.

    The White House, however, said it has disclosed information involving the attack as it received it. “At every step of the way, the administration has based its public statements on the best assessments that were provided by the intelligence community. As the intelligence community learned more information, they updated Congress and the American people on it,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said.

    Lawmakers said they plan on holding a hearing in their investigation Oct. 10, Reuters reports.


  11. October 3, 2012 10:04 am

    Trinity Church members reveal Obama shocker!

    Did Obama’s 20-year marriage to Michelle begin as an “arranged marriage” to cover for his homosexual relationships?

    WND investigators have interviewed a number of Obama’s fellow churchgoers who make some startling claims.


    The 2003 New York Times story, “Double Lives on the Down Low,” said that though many black men reject “a gay culture they perceive as white and effeminate,” they “have settled on a new identity, with its own vocabulary and customs and its own name: Down Low.”

    Donald Young, the 47-year-old homosexual choirmaster at Trinity who died of multiple gunshot wounds in his Chicago apartment Dec. 24, 2007.

    Execution-style murder of 25-year-old Larry Bland, another black gay member of Trinity United.

    Third openly “gay” member of Wright’s church, Nate Spencer, reportedly died of septicemia, pneumonia and AIDS

    Prominent member of Chicago’s homosexual community claims Obama’s participation in the “gay” bar and bathhouse scene was so well known that many who were aware of his lifestyle were shocked when he ran for president and finally won the White House.

    Obama’s relationship with his personal aide and former “body man,” Reggie Love.

  12. October 3, 2012 10:16 am

    Breaking Local News:


    An undercover camera investigation which started in our very own state of Delaware is about to break nationally involving a scandal at the local Obama Democratic campaign offices.

    The undercover camera photos and videos were taken right here in our state by an independent group with no party affiliation. They plainly show posters and portraits of Communist Racist Marxist Murderer Che Guevara hanging along side of posters of our very own President Barack Obama.

    The local reporter compared this to posters of Charles Manson appearing on the walls of Mitt Romney campaign offices. After the initial story broke other states around the country have now gone undercover to expose the same exact atrocities taking place at other campaign locations nationally.

    The piece will air on Channel Five News two Thursdays from today and then will be broken nationally on CNN & The Blaze TV the night after.

    Note: Please report any suspicious activities from Democratic Campaign offices to the local authorities and/or Channel Five News investigators.

  13. October 3, 2012 10:38 am

    Done deal: Feds to buy Thomson prison from state for $165 million

    SPRINGFIELD — The Obama administration and Gov. Pat Quinn have mapped out an end-run around the GOP that will enable the state to unload the long-mothballed Thomson Correctional Center for $165 million, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s office confirmed Tuesday.

    The federal government will pay that amount to convert the facility, built in the 1990s but never opened because the state couldn’t afford to staff it, into a maximum-security prison.

    That conversion will give the state’s battered treasury an unexpected windfall and pump 1,000 prison jobs and several hundred construction jobs into northwestern Illinois.

    “This prison they spent a lot of money on and hoped to use as an economic engine in the area is now going to become a federal prison,” Sen. Dick Durbin told the Chicago Sun-Times.

    No doubt the ca$h infusion for Illinois will be used to pay for the security of Emanual, Quinn and Durbin when Obama loses the election. Forget Hawaii- A better use for it, The New home of Barack Obama.

  14. October 3, 2012 12:57 pm

    Just in my mail box:






    This Coming Sunday —

    Set Your DVR for the Fox News channel at 9:00 PM Eastern. Maybe this is why the White House has been discounting FOX.

    Sounds like this could be history in the making someone may go down – either Obama or Fox News. It may be that Fox has been holding this information back due to the sensitivity of it and out of courtesy. But, Obama has taken on Fox and it appears they are ready to spill the ugly beans of truth about the background of this individual who has had an extremely radical past. This Sunday, Fox News is going to air a very important documentary about Barack Obama, Sunday night at 9P.M. Eastern.

    The report will go back to Obama’s earlier days, showing even then his close ties to radical Marxist professors, friends, spiritual advisers, etc. It will also reveal details about his ties to Rev. Wright for 20+ years, i.e., how he was participating with this man and not for the reasons he stated.

    The report has uncovered more of Obama’s radical past and we will see things that no one in the media is willing to put out there. It will be a segment to remember.

    Mark your calendar and pass this on to everyone you know: Sunday night, 8 PM CT; 9 PM ET.

    Democrat or Republican, this report will open your eyes to how YOUR country is being sold down the road to Totalitarian Socialism. If you care about the direction of our country, pass this notice on to everyone you know.


    This has been a Public Service announcement… 🙂

  15. October 3, 2012 3:33 pm

    Turkey and Syria exchanging fire over the border. Turkey can take Syria out in 5 minutes if it wanted.

  16. October 3, 2012 3:41 pm

    “I can’t wait for the debate, if Romney lays into him, Obama will shrivel up into a corner, he won’t know what to do. He’ll cough splutter and wince.”

    He might even soil his diaper. 😆

  17. October 3, 2012 4:02 pm

    Funny- foxy.. you already know I love your posts. yes?

  18. October 3, 2012 4:03 pm

    moon: 3:33pm

    No doubt about it!

  19. October 3, 2012 4:13 pm

    Just letting you know, we started tweeking this site. Getting the page to load faster- etc..
    Should show a marked improvement on the next Front Page…

    Another thing I just found out. The maverick videos we are unable to post.. well we are working to integrate the CSS style sheet so it doesn’t disturb the original code.

    Here is the unexpected kicker… every time we post a maverick video such as sites from ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, etc.. All the big news sites and it is accessed on this site…

    We are putting money in their pockets.. cha-ching- cha-ching.. ( threw up a little in my mouth) sort of takes the glow off the possibility when I personally am boycotting their lies and misrepresentations and cover-ups for Obama shown on their video reports.. NO DEAL!

    If we advance to the ability for posting Big Media video reports in our posts, we have to bear in mind- we use them sparingly, and only if a dupe isn’t available on you-tube…

  20. October 3, 2012 4:24 pm

    Sensitive U.S. Documents Found by Reporter at Consulate in Libya — More Than 3 Weeks After Attack

    It has been more than three weeks since U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed in a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, yet documents containing sensitive information about the mission in Libya still litter the grounds of the American compound, the Washington Post has learned.

    U.S. documents concerning “weapons collection efforts, emergency evacuation protocols, the full itinerary of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens’s trip and the personal records of Libyans who were contracted to secure the mission were among the items scattered across the floors of the looted compound when a Washington Post reporter and a translator visited Wednesday,” the paper reported.

    The gates to the compound remain locked, however, no government security forces are currently guarding the compound, allowing looters and other individuals to stroll into the U.S. Consulate. As a result, many documents have reportedly gone missing.

    The Washington Post discovered that just two private security guards, paid for by the building’s Libyan owner are keeping an eye on the compound.

    “Securing the site has obviously been a challenge…We had to evacuate all U.S. government personnel the night of the attack. After the attack, we requested help securing the site, and we continue to work with the Libyan government on this front,” Deputy spokesman at the State Department Mark Toner said.

    The Post has more details:

    None of the documents were marked classified, but this is not the first time that sensitive documents have been found by journalists in the charred wreckage of the compound. CNN discovered a copy of the ambassador’s journal last month and broadcast details from it, drawing an angry response from the State Department. Unlike the journal, all of the documents seen by The Post were official.
    At least one document found amid the clutter indicates that Americans at the mission were discussing the possibility of an attack in early September, just two days before the assault took place. The document is a memorandum dated Sept. 9 from the U.S. mission’s security office to the 17th February Martyrs Brigade, the Libyan-government-sanctioned militia that was guarding the compound, making plans for a “quick reaction force,” or QRF, that would provide security.
    “In the event of an attack on the U.S. Mission,” the document states, “QRF will request additional support from the 17th February Martyrs Brigade.”
    Additionally, other documents identifying the Libyan citizens contracted to provide security from a private company disclose names, photographs, phone numbers and other personal information. A number of those Libyans are now concerned that they may in danger, as does the State Department.

    This glaring security failure will only put more pressure on the Obama administration to provide an explanation as to why the investigation into the deadly attack has been so sluggish and inefficient.

    U.S. Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Tuesday sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton demanding answers about the assault. The GOP lawmakers in the letter argue that some of the previously mention Libyan citizens working as private security were warned by family members weeks before the actual attack occurred.

  21. October 3, 2012 4:28 pm

    Top Ten Reasons the 2007 Obama Video Matters in 2012

    from another one of my favorite Truth Tellers:

    John Nolte

    Even before the Daily Caller released the video last night of President Obama’s 2007 speech before a majority black audience in Virginia, our corrupt media was already declaring it “old news.” Time’s Mark Halperin had a full-blown meltdown and BuzzFeed Politics’ Ben Smith declared the story over and dead hours before anyone had read it. What’s especially pathetic about Smith is that one of his site’s signatures is scouring the Internet for old videos and publishing them as … news!

    Once the Daily Caller story did hit, and it became clear that Tucker Carlson had found never-before-seen video of Obama in a way voters have never seen him, none of that mattered. The desperate narrative to protect Obama had already been set and, as though the rest of us were insane, the corrupt media doubled down in its efforts to tell those of us who had never seen this video that we had.

    Of course, it’s all lies – blatant lies meant to control the explosion of an explosive story, meant to justify why the very same media still obsessed over Romney’s “47 percent” moment will now downplay and ignore as a nothingburger Obama caught on video spewing racialist division and the kind of wild conspiracy theories a sitting U.S. Senator had to know weren’t true.

    But New Media is The Media, and this video will get disseminated and voters will see it. And like Romney’s “47 percent” moment, this new Obama video is a legitimate news story worth covering.

    Here are ten reasons why…

    1. The video released by the Daily Caller last night does include footage the media never broadcast or reported on.

    Furthermore, we’re supposed to believe it’s just a coincidence that the footage the media ignored just happens to be the most controversial part, where Barack Obama (who at the time was running to be the Democratic nominee for president) goes off-script and tells a majority black audience that the federal government doesn’t care about Hurricane Katrina victims because they’re black.

    Even Politico’s mainstream media water-carrier Dylan Byers had to admit this is the case:

    But the full footage of the speech included previously unreported remarks in which Sen. Obama suggested that the federal government helped victims of 9/11 and Hurricane Andrew (in Florida), but did not help the victims of Hurricane Katrina because it didn’t care about them as much.

    By any measure, new video of a sitting president sewing seeds of racial division is not only news, but big news.

    If this were Allen West giving the exact same speech, you better believe it would be everywhere. And he’s only a congressman.

    2. Now we know the media and the Obama campaign “selectively edited” the video in 2007 in order to cover up Obama’s divisive racial rhetoric.

    That’s most certainly news.

    3. Past is prologue. Always.

    Obama’s attacks on the suburbs and the “us vs. them” rhetoric that toxifies the entire speech helps make sense of his divisive presidency and campaign. Moreover, the speech that made Obama a national star was his 2004 address at the Democratic Convention where he was famously unifying and post-racial. That was his “no red states, no blue states” speech.

    Now we know the 2004 speech was bull shit.

    That’s news.

    4. Obama grew up in Hawaii and Chicago, so where in the world does that hilariously fake southern accent come from?

    Like a lot of politicians, depending on the audience he’s with, this president can be a huge phony.

    I’m a news and political junkie and never once have I heard him speak with this pronounced a southern accent. So…

    That’s news to me, and probably to a lot of people.

    John, my 2 cents.. Obama is an actor, the John Barrymore, of the political world…

    5. In order to stoke racial division and resentment, Obama lied to his audience.

    The then-U.S. Senator tells the audience that the federal government waived the Stafford Act for New York after 9/11 and for Florida after Hurricane Andrew, but not for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

    That was a lie:

    [T]he federal government did at times waive the Stafford Act during its reconstruction efforts. On May 25, 2007, just weeks before the speech, the Bush administration sent an additional $6.9 billion to Katrina-affected areas with no strings attached.

    As a sitting United States Senator, Obama must have been aware of this. And yet he spent 36 minutes at the pulpit telling a mostly black audience that the U.S. government doesn’t like them because they’re black.

    Which leads me to…

    6. Obama is prone to believing and spreading dishonest and wildly false conspiracy theories.

    You know, like Kanye West. ….. GOOD ONE! haha!

    That’s news.

    7. At the 19:20 mark we learn that the Christian Obama doesn’t know the Lord’s Prayer.

    That’s news.

    8. Obama’s “us vs. them” rhetoric and beliefs extends to his governance.

    At the 28:50 mark, Obama talks extensively about the importance of minority-owned businesses and supporting your own. He then proposes using the Small Business Administration specifically to aid minorities.

    That’s news.

    9. At the 20:10 mark, Obama laments the social injustice that created 37 million Americans living in poverty and pledges to fight that injustice as president.

    After four years of Obamanomics, we now have 10 million more Americans living in poverty.

    That’s news.

    10. When Obama gave this speech, the Reverend Wright scandal had yet to break.

    This means that the scant, incomplete, and “selectively edited” coverage the speech received at the time wouldn’t have thought much of the full minute Obama spends gushing over his mentor and pastor in his opening remarks.

    Knowing what we know now makes this, yes, news.


    The corrupt media knows this newly released footage is news. They just don’t want voters to see Obama for what he is: a phony, divisive, racial demagogue and grievance-monger ready to spread lies, conspiracy theories, and animosity in order to get what he wants.

    Oh, I almost forgot…

    11. We know it’s news because the corrupt media is telling us there’s nothing to see here, even as they kill themselves to blow it back on Romney and ensure as few people as possible see it.

  22. October 3, 2012 4:40 pm

    moon @ 4:24pm

    “U.S. Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Tuesday sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton demanding answers about the assault. The GOP lawmakers in the letter argue that some of the previously mention Libyan citizens working as private security were warned by family members weeks before the actual attack occurred.”

    We’ve got the Full Monty on that story at this link below.. and a recommendation to Hillary…

    Memorandum to Hillary from Obama signing statement

  23. October 3, 2012 4:41 pm

    In this first, 1-1/2-hour debate, there will be just six questions, all focused on domestic issues.

    Moderator Jim Lehrer, of PBS Newshour, has already outlined what their basic thrust will be: three questions on the economy, one on health care, one on governing, and one on the role of government. Mr. Lehrer chooses the questions.

    This is a change from past years, in which debates have typically had more questions and shorter discussion times. Lehrer, in part, advocated for the new format, and pushed to reduce the number of questions from nine to six, in the hopes that it would encourage more of a television talk-show approach, in which the candidates engage in discussion rather than just deliver talking points.
    What are the rules of the debate?

    Each question will have a 15-minute period devoted to it. After Lehrer asks the question, each candidate will get two minutes to respond. After that initial response, Lehrer can ask follow-up questions to provoke discussion between the two. The candidates will also have two minutes for closing statements.

    The candidates cannot ask each other questions.


    so at least 45 minutes will be on the economy and Obama cannot get away from them, in fact none of the 6 questions hold any good news for Obama because Romney has ammunition on all of them.

    15 minutes on Healthcare……this ought to be a laugh

    15 minutes on Governing, even more of a laugh.

    15 Mins on the role of Govt.


    If we cannot show up Obama on all of these, we never will.

  24. October 3, 2012 5:13 pm

    Tellurian permalink*
    October 3, 2012 4:28 pm

    Good article.

  25. October 3, 2012 5:40 pm

    Obama and Romney to face real lie detector test during debate


    That lie dial is gonna fly off the machine and into orbit everytime Obama opens his mouth.
    It might just as well blow itself up.

  26. attilasdaughter permalink
    October 3, 2012 5:43 pm

    Regarding the Obama video being “old news”….

    I’ve been supporting Ron Paul during the primaries, and I also used to read the DailyPaul.
    The MSM had no problem with “old news” when it was about Ron Paul’s newsletter. they asked him in almost every interview.
    Out of hundreds of newsletters about economy and things like that there were six articles who were about social issues. None of those articles were written by Dr. Paul.
    But since they talked about racial issues without the usual political correctness, they called them “Racist newsletters” and Ron Paul was a racist.
    During the whole primaries they’ve asked him about it in every single interview.
    Talk about old news.

  27. attilasdaughter permalink
    October 3, 2012 5:45 pm

    Oh, I forgot to mention, those articles were over 20 years old.

  28. October 3, 2012 5:54 pm

    Another thing to watch out for…….Obama’s campaign slipping out bad news on the quiet while attention is focused on the debate.

  29. October 3, 2012 6:52 pm


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