VIDEO: Piers Morgan blames Ambassador Chris Stevens for his own murder in Benghazi
The ever vile Piers Morgan is hopping onto the bandwagon the started yesterday over on MSNBC yesterday morning, blaming Ambassador Chris Stevens for his own death in Benghazi.
here’s the video:
As we pointed out before, Piers’s point is in complete defiance of the facts, as Stevens repeatedly sounded the alarm about safety conditions in Benghazi and was repeatedly rebuffed by Hillary Clinton’s State Department. Something that McCain fails to point out here is that uniformed military assistance would have been a direct violation of Obama’s own “no boots on the ground” policy in Libya. There were plenty of other ways that the State Department and the Obama administration could have kept the US facilities there secure, including standard security protocols that are in place at virtually every US embassy in the world that simply were not in place in Benghazi.
What you’re seeing here is the left’s new play to let Hillary Clinton and Obama off the hook. It’s blame the victim, pure and simple, and it’s disgusting.
9:38 am • 17 January 2014 • View comments
Disgusting: MSNBC analist blames Ambassador Chris Stevens for his own murder
Katty Kay is a BBC corespondent and a frequent guest analyst on MSNBC. This morning she was brought on Joe Scarborough’s panel to talk about the damning bi-partisan report blaming the Obama administration and State Department for not heeding the warnings leading up to Ambassador Chris Steven’s death. And what does she do? She ignores all the facts and blames Stevens for his own murder.
Here’s the video:
Oh, he was “fallible”! So, that just let’s everyone off the hook. No.
Chris Stevens not only sounded the alarm on the dangers but he himself requested additional security over and over again, and his requests were denied by cables bearing Hillary Clinton’s name. The very report she discusses in this video says so, and her argument is a complete rejection of the facts.
This is typical “blame the victim” behavior from the left, and it’s revolting.
9:03 am • 16 January 2014 • View comments
Bipartisan Senate Report: Benghazi attack was preventable
With every new piece of information uncovered about the 9-11 attack on Benghazi, the more shameful Hillary Clinton’s infamous cry of “What difference does it make?” rings.
According to a new bipartisan report from the Senate, the deaths in Benghazi could have been prevented had the Obama administration and the State Department under Hillary Clinton’s leadership heeded the ample warnings they received before the attack.
A long-delayed Senate intelligence committee report released on Wednesday spreads blame among the State Department and intelligence agencies for not preventing attacks on two outposts in Libya that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
The bipartisan report lays out more than a dozen findings regarding the assaults on Sept. 11 and 12, 2012 on the diplomatic compound and a CIA annex in the Libyan city of Benghazi. It says the State Department failed to increase security at the sites despite warnings, and faults intelligence agencies for not sharing information about the existence of the CIA outpost with the U.S. military.
The committee determined that the U.S. military command in Africa didn’t know about the CIA annex and didn’t have the resources to defend the diplomatic compound in an emergency.
“The attacks were preventable, based on extensive intelligence reporting on the terrorist activity in Libya—to include prior threats and attacks against Western targets—and given the known security shortfalls at the U.S. Mission,” the panel said in a statement.
The report also notes, chillingly, that the FBI’s investigation into the attacks has been hampered inside Libya, and that 15 people “supporting the investigation or otherwise helpful to the United States” have since been killed in Benghazi. The report says it is unclear whether those killings were related to the investigation.
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If you believe the New York Times, you’d still think this was all over a silly Youtube video. What a bunch of trash.
The leadership within the Obama administration have blood on their hands, and the worst part of it is that we still don’t know why they chose to put lives in such jeopardy.
10:08 am • 15 January 2014 • View comments
Pinocchio! Obama tops Washington Post’s list as biggest liar of the year.
It seems President Obama is going for a sweep of the liar awards this year. Washington Post just announced their Pinocchio Award for 2013 and to nobody’s surprise, President Obama tops the list with “If you like your plan you can keep it.”
This memorable promise by President Obama backfired on him when the Affordable Care Act went into effect and millions of Americans started receiving cancellation notices. As we explained, part of the reason for so many cancellations is because of an unusually early (March 23, 2o10) cut-off date for grandfathering plans — and because of tight regulations written by the administration. This was our most popular fact check of the year — and Obama’s pledge also was also named PolitiFact’s “Lie of the Year.”
The President’s dishonesty doesn’t end there. Obama made the list three times, and is the only person on the list to appear more than once! Obama’s hits also include “The Capitol Hill janitors just got a pay cut.”
President Obama offered an evocative image at a news conference when the sequester struck – janitors sweeping the empty halls of the Capitol, laboring for less pay. But it turned out that he was completely wrong. Janitorial staff did not face a pay cut — and Capitol Hill administrative officials even issued a statement saying the president’s remarks were “not true.” Then the White House tried to argue that janitors at least faced a loss of overtime. That was not correct either. The episode was emblematic of the administration’s sequester rhetoric.
And who can forget, “The day after Benghazi happened, I acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism”?
President Obama did refer to an “act of terror” in the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi attack, but in vague terms, wrapped in a patriotic fervor. He never affirmatively stated that the American ambassador died because of an “act of terror.” Then, over a period of two weeks, given three opportunities in interviews to affirmatively agree that the Benghazi attack was a terrorist attack, the president obfuscated or ducked the question. So this is a case of taking revisionist history too far for political reasons.
Barack Hussein Obama, ladies and gentlemen: President of the United States and Pinocchio of the Year.
12:12 pm • 17 December 2013 • View comments
Newly revealed documents show State Dept. ordered Benghazi security firm to avoid media contact
Well, well. It seems Hillary “What difference does it make?” Clinton didn’t want the security contractor in Benghazi talking with the media and her State Department ordered the contract to keep the situation hush-hush.
from Judicial Watch:
Days after terrorists attacked the U.S. mission in Benghazi, a State Department official ordered an executive at the security company charged with protecting the special compound not to respond to media inquiries, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch.
The order was delivered via electronic mail and it’s part of a new batch of State Department documents obtained by JW in an ongoing investigation of the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attack and subsequent cover-up by the Obama administration. Islamic jihadists raided the U.S. Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, Libya and murdered Ambassador Christopher Stevens—the first diplomat to be killed overseas in decades—and three other Americans.
The Obama administration has worked hard to keep details of the attack—and the negligence that led to it—from the American public, but JW has gone to court and filed a number of public records requests to expose the truth.
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Judicial Watch is doing the important work that the rest of the mainstream media is ignoring. Many thanks to the great folks over there for tirelessly pursuing the truth about what really went on in Benghazi.
8:39 pm • 12 December 2013 • View comments
Saturday Night Live Lampoons Obama over Benghazi, AP, IRS, and Obamacare scandals
Saturday Night Live blasted President Obama’s failures for the third episode in a row, this time highlighting the many scandals that have plagued his Presidency. Now that they’ve taken the gloves off, SNL is actually starting to be funny again…
Here’s the video:
They just couldn’t resist adding a little jab at the Tea Party at the end, could they? It’s ironic too because the Tea Party folks have been the only consistent voices about all of these scandals since the very beginning.
12:57 am • 18 November 2013 • View comments
Witness: Benghazi attackers had inside information, knew where Ambassador Stevens’ “safe room” was
Last year, Congressman Bill Young met Walter Reed Medical Center with special diplomatic security agent David Ubbin at who was severely injured during the attack on the US facility in Benghazi, but their conversation has remained secret until his week. After Rep. Young’s recent death, his widow gave permission for the details of his conversation with David Ubbin to be published.
Ubbin’s revelations present even more disturbing evidence that not only is the Obama administration still not telling the whole story, they’re intentionally obscuring the facts of the attack to hide the truth.
"He (Ubben) emphasized the fact that it was a very, very military type of operation they had knowledge of almost everything in the compound," Young explained. "They knew where the gasoline was, they knew where the generators were, they knew where the safe room was, they knew more than they should have about that compound."
Ubben was severely injured defending the CIA Annex when mortar fire rained down on the rooftop, killing former Navy Seals Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty and severely injuring a third CIA contractor who was interviewed by the House Intelligence committee Thursday. After multiple surgeries, a source close to the contractor confirmed he has not regained the full use of his arm.
Asked if Ubben believed the terrorists had inside information, or had done reconnaissance, Young told Fox, “Yes he (Ubben) did…It was pretty well figured out, where everything was, where the doors were located, where the safe room was - the whole thing.”
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The Obama administration continues to stonewall any investigation of the Benghazi attack and the events leading up to that fateful day. Secretary of State stood before Congress and cried, “What difference does it make?” whether it was a protest or a terrorist attack. Actually, it makes a huge amount of difference, especially considering that these attackers had secret intelligence before the operation even began.
10:22 am • 16 November 2013 • View comments
Hundreds of al Qaeda rallied in the streets months before Benghazi attack; Obama admin did nothing
When pressed about the lack of security at the Benghazi compound, former Secretary of State Clinton exclaimed, “What difference at this point does it make?”
Actually, it makes a lot of difference. We know know that not only was there a terror attack on the US facility Benghazi (something the Obama administration denied for weeks) but also the warning signs before the attack were clear and abundant.
from IBD (emphasis mine):
Months before the murder of a U.S. ambassador in Benghazi, American intelligence analysts documented a massive al-Qaida rally a few miles from the ambassador’s residence.
At that rally, terror leaders called for the murder of American diplomats.
Three U.S. intelligence reports, unearthed by the American Media Institute and detailed here for the first time, offer vivid descriptions of the al-Qaida meeting.
Flying the black flag of al-Qaida, some 300 armed men gathered in Benghazi’s Al-Tahrir Square on June 7 and 8, 2012. They brandished machine guns, rocket launchers and a truck mounted with an anti-aircraft cannon.
The two-day meeting, which included outdoor prayers and a parade of armed vehicles, was attended by a baker’s dozen of North African al-Qaida affiliates.
"It was like a team pep rally before the game, only for jihad," said a U.S. intelligence analyst who monitors North Africa. "Organized and deadly. You saw what followed. People died."
In the face of these three reports, the State Department continued to deny requests for additional security for the U.S. ambassador in Libya.
At the same time, the State Department issued a travel advisory warning Americans against going to Libya in August 2012.
Obama administration officials have long denied any warning before the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attacks.
On the campaign trail, the president insisted that al-Qaida was “decimated” and “on the run,” while intelligence reports prepared for the president’s advisers told a different story — that al-Qaida’s menace was growing in Libya and elsewhere.
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So, at the same time that Obama was jetting around on the campaign trail claiming “al Qaeda is decimated,” the terrorist group was literally rallying in the streets outside our facility in Benghazi.
The Obama administration had plenty of warning that a terror attack was coming; even a cursory look at the facts makes this clear. What we still do not know is why they chose to do nothing about about it. Their negligence resulted in the murders of four Americans, and today they continue to stonewall any attempts to investigate the events leading up to and following that fateful day.
3:14 pm • 13 November 2013 • View comments
Special Ops had Benghazi terrorist in sights, scrapped mission when no orders to engage were given
President Obama’s promise that he was seeking justice for the murder of Ambassador Stevens and the other Americans who lost their lives in Benghazi over a year ago are just empty words. This month, Special Operations personnel had one of the prime al Qaeda suspects located in Benghazi but were forced to abandon their mission when no orders to engage were given.
When U.S. commandos grabbed a former al Qaeda operative in Tripoli this month, American forces were just hours away from potentially launching a more dangerous covert raid to capture a militia figure facing charges in the deadly Benghazi terror attack, U.S. officials tell CNN.
U.S. special operations forces were ready, if ordered, to enter Benghazi and capture Ahmed Abu Khattalah, a leading figure in the Ansar Al-Sharia militia. But the mission never materialized.
The United States believes Ansar Al-Sharia was behind the September 2012 armed assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
President Barack Obama has openly said it is a “priority” to bring the Benghazi suspects “to justice.” The FBI continues to investigate the attack and Khattalah is under federal indictment, CNN’s Evan Perez has reported.
The FBI has also published photographs of people seen at the compound on the night of the raid that it wants to talk to.
U.S. intelligence agencies and military special operations forces have moved in and out of Libya for several months with the permission of the Libyan government. They are looking for opportunities to capture alleged suspects in the Benghazi attack, developing a list of nearly a dozen individuals.
But earlier this month may have been one of the closest times they have come to being able to conduct a mission, officials say.
Khattalah had openly operated in Benghazi for months and even has been interviewed by CNN’s Arwa Damon.
But it was this month that U.S. intelligence finally had enough information about his specific whereabouts that a raid seemed feasible to military planners, several U.S. officials tell CNN.
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From day 1, The Obama administration has not been serious about bringing anybody to justice for the murders in Benghazi. All the American people have heard has been lies and misdirection, and all the while, the terrorists and the government officials who knowingly put our men in harm’s way walk free.
12:42 pm • 30 October 2013 • View comments
White House: Obama unaware of NSA spying, IRS targeting, Obamacare glitches, Benghazi terror attack…
We’ve now heard the same excuse over and over again: “The President was unaware…” Whether it’s the Benghazi terror attack or the NSA’s spying on the leaders of our nation’s allies, the White House says Obama is completely in the dark.
Today, a reporter in the White House Press Corps finally asked Press Secretary Jay Carney about Obama’s apparent ignorance of so many major issues.
Here’s the video:
Again, the White House uses the same “solution” to avoid the question: we’ll appoint some people to look into it…”
At what point does plausible deniability cease to be plausible at all? If Obama is unaware of basically every major issue, are the people around him just lying to him? Is he just not interested in doing his job? How can the White House continue to make this excuse over and over again?
1:55 pm • 28 October 2013 • View comments
VIDEO: 60 Minutes airs damning report on what really happened in Benghazi
Tonight, 60 Minutes interviewed a security officer who was present the night of the Benghazi attack. The details of what really happened that fateful night are chilling and incredibly important for every American to hear.
The report is about 15 minutes long, but I highly encourage you to watch in its entirety.
Here’s the video:
During tonight’s airing, 60 Minutes live-tweeted their own report with highlights of some of the most important points.
The White House has repeatedly downplayed Benghazi as a “phony scandal,” but tonight’s report further underlines the necessity for a special prosecutor to investigate the White House and the State Department’s repeated dismissal of the warning sings and refusal to send help the night of the attack. America must know why.
11:45 pm • 27 October 2013 • View comments
VIDEO: Hillary Clinton heckled, “Benghazi! Benghazi! You let them die!”
In one of Hillary Clinton’s public appearances post-Obama administration, she was interrupted by a loud protestor yelling, “Benghazi! Benghazi! You let them die!”
The future doesn’t include yelling? Is that really her response to questions about letting Americans under her charge die in Benghazi?
She did indeed let them die, and she has not yet given the American people a straight answer about it. Until she does, there’s going to be a whole lot more yelling.
10:27 am • 24 October 2013 • View comments
US Consulate in Afghanistan secure after terrorist bombing. 3 dead, 17 injured.
One day after the anniversary of the attack in Benghazi, Al Qaeda terrorists attacked the US consulate in western Afghanistan, killing three and wounding at least 17.
Militants attacked the U.S. consulate in western Afghanistan on Friday morning, using a car bomb and guns to battle security forces just outside the compound in the city of Herat. It was not entirely clear whether any attackers managed to breach the facility, but at least two Afghans died, while the U.S. said all its personnel were safe.
The attack, which also injured several people and left five alleged militants dead, underscored the perilous security situation in Afghanistan, where U.S.-led troops are reducing their presence ahead of a full withdrawal next year. The insurgent strikes are no longer concentrated in the country’s south and east, but occur with troubling frequency in the north and west, which have been the more peaceful areas in years past.
Friday’s assault — which was claimed by the Taliban — also followed a day and a half of exceptional joy in Afghanistan, as people of all backgrounds celebrated their nation’s first international soccer championship.
Afghan and U.S. officials offered slightly different accounts of what happened.
According to Herat province officials, the attack began around 6 a.m. with a powerful explosion caused by a suicide car bomber some 66 yards from the front gate of the consulate compound. Fellow militants then engaged in a firefight with security forces in the area.
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said the assault began around 5:30 a.m., when “a truck carrying attackers drove to the front gate, and attackers — possibly firing rocket propelled grenades and assault rifles — commenced attacking Afghan Protective forces on the exterior of the gates and contracted security guards. Shortly after, the entire truck exploded, extensively damaging the front gate.”
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Two Afghan policemen and a consulate guard were killed in the attack. 17 civilians were brought to the local hospitals, some with severe injuries.
…but I thought Obama told us “Al Qaeda is decimated.”
12:52 am • 13 September 2013 • View comments
One year later….remembering those who were murdered in Benghazi
From top to bottom: Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Ty Woods, and Sean Smith. They lost their lives in the terrorist attack on the US facility in Benghazi one year ago.
Sadly, no justice has been served. The Obama administration continues to stonewall the investigation into what really happened. Let’s not forget that behind all the politics are four brave men who died serving their country.
10:28 am • 11 September 2013 • View comments
Kerry refuses to let Congress interview Benghazi survivors
According to a new report by Sharyl Attkisson, John Kerry has denied Darrell Issa’s request to interview Benghazi survivors. Because, you know, there’s nothing to hear, right?
From the Blaze:
Secretary of State John Kerry has informed Congress he “will not honor the request to make Benghazi survivors available for questioning,” CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson reports.
Republicans in the House Oversight Committee reportedly plan to issue subpoenas if Kerry does not reverse his decision and provide congressional investigators access to Benghazi survivors.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Monday sent Kerry a formal letter demanding access to the survivors of the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
“I must receive confirmation that the [State] Department will makes these witnesses available to Committee investigators by September 24, 2013,” the letter reads.
“Otherwise, I will have no alternative but to consider the use of compulsory process,” the letter adds.
The congressman points out that this is not the first time that the Committee has demanded access to the Benghazi survivors. In fact, he notes, the State Department has dutifully ignored or denied earlier requests for access.
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Why would Kerry refuse this request if there were no details that he was trying to hide? That’s the question that everyone, both left and right, should be asking. What could possibly be the reason for denying this request? Americans deserve to know what happened but their government is determined to cover it up. What are they trying to hide, exactly?
8:39 pm • 10 September 2013 • View comments