Uh Oh … Guess Who Really Shot First and Aimed Later? (Hint – It Wasn’t Mitt Romney)

September 29, 2012 at 2:50 pm (2012 Election, Ambassador Stevens, Cover Up, Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, Libya, Mitt Romney, President Obama)

Remember way back on September 12th when the President accused Mitt Romney of having “a tendency to shoot first and aim later”?  That criticism was in response to a Romney campaign statement in which the Republican candidate criticized the administration for ‘not condemn(ing) attacks on our diplomatic missions’.  The thinking was that Romney had inappropriately injected politics into a national tragedy.

Turns out he was actually just injecting a bit of reality into a national tragedy.

Since that time, we have learned that the White House knew the attacks were not spontaneous protests, that they were indeed acts of terrorism, and they had been carried out by Al Qaeda affiliates.

Fox News reports:

An intelligence source on the ground in Libya told Fox News that no threat assessment was conducted before U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and his team began “taking up residence” at the Benghazi compound — describing the security lapses as a “total failure.”

The claim comes more than two weeks after Stevens and three other Americans were killed in what is now being described officially as a terror attack possibly tied to Al Qaeda.

The source told Fox News that there was no real security equipment installed in the villas on the compound except for a few video cameras.

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the worst, the intelligence source said the security lapses were a 10 — a “total failure” because Benghazi was known to be a major area for extremist activity.

A total failure that led to four murders.

Now, the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is trying to take the fall for the White House…

The office of the United States’ top intelligence official appeared to take the blame Friday for the Obama administration’s changing narrative on the U.S. Consulate attack in Libya, saying administration officials who initially claimed the attack was spontaneous did so based on intelligence officials’ guidance. 

The statement by Shawn Turner, spokesman for Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, was put out late Friday — at the close of a tumultuous week for the Obama administration over the Libya attack. 

The problem here is that even if National Intelligence was incorrect in their initial sentiments, they realized their error within 24 hours, something which the White House was also knew about.

Turner, though, sought to explain that officials who discussed the attack as spontaneous did so based on intelligence community assessments.

“In the immediate aftermath, there was information that led us to assess that the attack began spontaneously following protests earlier that day at our embassy in Cairo,” he said. “We provided that initial assessment to Executive Branch officials and members of Congress, who used that information to discuss the attack publicly and provide updates as they became available. Throughout our investigation we continued to emphasize that information gathered was preliminary and evolving.”

However, sources have told Fox News that intelligence officials knew within 24 hours the attack that left the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead was terrorism, and that they suspected it was tied to Al Qaeda.

It’s unclear, then, why the intelligence community told Executive Branch officials it was spontaneous.

To believe this version of events is to believe that the Director of National Intelligence knew within 24 hours that the United States had just suffered a terrorist attack with casualties on the anniversary of 9/11, and he still lied to his own superiors by telling them it was spontaneous.  Absurd!  If that were even vaguely true, then the President would have no choice but to ask for Clapper’s immediate resignation.

And again, the Obama administration continued lying to the American people for several days after the fact, culminating with the President’s speech to the U.N. two weeks later, in which he still gave credence to the idea that a protest of an anti-Muslim video is what caused the attacks.

The media should be apologizing to Mitt Romney for the heat he took after condemning the administration’s response to the attacks.  President Obama should apologize for saying Romney shoots first and aims later.

18 days after the attack the President is still shooting and has yet to aim.

Will the cover up continue until election day, or will the President be forced to admit the scandal?

And will the American people fire this man in November?

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Weekend Recess: Students Produce Viral ‘We Are Hungry’ Video In Response to Obama Administrations Lunch Rules

September 29, 2012 at 10:53 am (Anthony Mancuso, Health Hunger-Free Kids Act, High School, Let's Move, Lunch, Michelle Obama, New Jersey, Nicholas Caccavale, Parsippany Hills, Viral Video, We Are Hungry, We Are Young)

Yesterday, students from a New Jersey high school were planning a cafeteria protest against the Obama administration’s new lunch guidelines which include smaller portions at higher prices.

Instead of purchasing their lunch in the cafeteria, many students at Parsippany Hills High School are brown-bagging it – upset over smaller portions and higher prices.

“We’re asking everybody not to buy lunch or anything from the cafeteria,” student Brandon Faris told the Parsippany Patch.

Faris, a 17-year-old senior and junior Nicholas Caccavale, organized the strike and more than 1,000 of their classmates have joined a Facebook page to protest the federal guidelines.

“Nothing from the snack line, no water, no cookie – not a dime will be spent in the cafeteria.

The smaller portions are a part of the Obama administration’s Health Hunger-Free Kids Act – and local school districts across the nation are required to follow the federal mandates.

“We have to follow the law,” Board of Education member Anthony Mancuso told the Parsippany Patch.

Caccavale told Fox News that there is less food and it’s costing kids more money.

Even better, another group of students have posted a parody of the popular song ‘We Are Young’ titled, ‘We Are Hungry’.  The song pokes fun at the lunch regulations put in place by First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign against childhood obesity.

Best part of the video?  The kids t-shirt that says “I Love Beef”.

It’s pretty funny … Enjoy:

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Muslims Protest ‘Speech That Hurts’ – Yes, In the Same City Where Muslims Were Filmed Violently Assaulting Christians

September 29, 2012 at 9:15 am (Arab Festival, Arab-American News, Cairo, Christians, Dearborn, Egypt, Football, Free Speech, Innocence of Muslims, Michigan, Muslims, Obama Administration, Osama Siblani)

The question here is which hurts more – words, or violent actions?  The old sticks and stones argument…

Arab-American News publisher Osama Siblani rallied Muslim activists in Dearborn, Michigan yesterday, in an attempt to drum up support for ‘blasphemy laws’ that would fundamentally destroy the right of free speech in our country.  The group claims that the laws are necessary so as not to hurt the “religious feelings of Muslims”.

Not coincidentally, the group is clearly taking the lead of the Obama administration by calling for these laws in response to an anti-Muslim video – a video that only the administration has focused on, and a video we now know had absolutely nothing to do with the violence currently sweeping the Middle East.

In fact, it is so apparent that this group is channeling the Obama administration, that they are quoting the now famous apology issued by the U.S. Embassy in Egypt, in which they too denounced ‘hurt(ing) the religious beliefs of others’.

Via the Michigan View:

Led by a newspaper publisher, Muslim activists will call for putting limits on American free speech at a Dearborn rally this evening. You can’t make this stuff up.

Nearly a decade after Dearborn’s streets celebrated America for bringing down Saddam Hussein and opening a door to democracy in the Mideast, the same city will be the epicenter today of calls to squelch free speech. Protesting the film, “Innocence of Muslims,” that has sparked protests in the Mideast, rally organizer Tarek Baydoun says that so-called blasphemy laws are necessary to prevent speech that hurts the “the religious feelings of Muslims.”

This assault on the First Amendment in the name of the prophet Mohammed is a sad day in America – and confirms fears that Muslim-American activists do not understand the fundamental separation of church and state in the American Constitution.

“There is a need for deterrent legal measures against those individuals or groups that want to damage relations between people, spread hate and incite violence,” said Arab-American News publisher Osama Siblani, a self-proclaimed “moderate” who is apparently oblivious to how gutting the First Amendment would affect his own business.

It is always astounding how people who protest alleged hate speech can’t ever seem to grasp the fact that the violence is always a more abhorrent action than the speech itself.  They do not condemn protesters who burn our embassies.  They do not rally against those who murder our diplomats.  They simply and repeatedly condemn free speech.

It is particularly ironic in this case, since a group of Muslims, also from Dearborn, Michigan, were filmed violently throwing bottles, stones, and anything else they could find at Christians this past summer.

Jihad Watch reports:

During the 2012 Arab International Festival held this past June in Dearborn, Michigan, a group of Christian evangelists were pelted with stones, bottles, and debris by Muslim youths while deputies from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office stood idly by, allowing the criminal assault to take place. Many of the Christians were bloodied by the attack. When Ruben Israel, the leader of the Christian group, asked the law enforcement officers present to step in and enforce the criminal law so that the Christians could exercise their right to freedom of speech, Israel was given the option of either leaving the festival or facing arrest….

Here is the video:

Dearborn is also the location where four Muslim football players beat a Christian quarterback during a football game.

Violent beatings?  Check.  
Throwing stones at Christians until they are bloodied?  Check.  
Free speech?  NO!
Christians exercising their right to free speech in the United States of America are attacked.  Our diplomats in the Middle East – murdered.  And now, free speech is under assault.  
And the Obama administration is playing into all of it.  The President should spend less time apologizing for America, and start apologizing too America.

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Even Democrats Are Demanding Answers From the President

September 28, 2012 at 10:44 am (9/11, Ambassador Stevens, Benghazi, Cover Up, Ed Morrisey, George Bush, John Kerry, Libya, President Obama, Scandal, Senate Democrats, Terrorist Attack, Thomas Nides)

They’re normally just so obedient.

But the Obama administration’s lies are obvious, and the cover up is becoming more scandalous on a daily basis.

Via the Washington Examiner:

Senate Democrats joined Republicans Thursday in questioning the Obama administration’s handling of the fatal Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya and why the administration refused for days to acknowledge that it was a terrorist attack linked to al Qaeda.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., circulated a bipartisan letter addressed to Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides, asking for an “accounting of the attacks against U.S. missions in Egypt, Libya and Yemen,” according to a copy obtained by The Washington Examiner.

The lawmakers are also demanding to know whether the administration had any advance warnings of the Libyan attack and, if so, whether it had shared that information with U.S. personnel on the ground.

The letter marks the first time congressional Democrats have so directly expressed their dissatisfaction with the administration’s response to inquiries about the attacks, which resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others and raised questions about U.S. security throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa.

A Kerry aide confirmed that the committee intended to enlist the support of Republicans and Democrats and said the letter would likely be sent Friday. Another aide told The Examiner that the panel’s 10 Democrats and nine Republicans plan to sign it.

In other words, recognition of obvious bulls*** has now gone bipartisan.

Gabriel Malor in the Daily News writes:

It has been 15 days since the attack in Libya. And where are we? President Obama, who first confidently (but incorrectly) declared that the attack grew spontaneously out of a protest over a YouTube video, has finally admitted that it was an act of terrorism directed against Americans on the anniversary of 9/11. There was no protest before the attack, we now know.

We now know this because of journalists in Libya. We know this because of Libya’s own officials. But we know hardly anything from our own government about what happened in Libya because most of what we were told by the White House was a lie.

The President boldly vowed that the perpetrators — he declined to call them terrorists at the time — would be brought to justice. To that end, he called in the FBI. More than a week later, the FBI flew a team to Tripoli, but that is as far as they got. They have not traveled to Benghazi. They have not examined the scene. They have not collected evidence. They have not interviewed the people the Libyans have arrested. It has been fifteen days since the attack.

Why is this not a scandal yet?

The answer is that the President’s name is no longer George Bush. Had this obvious cover up occurred under W, it would be an epic media played scandal.  But today, the media provides cover for a President coming under attack from even his closest political friends, such as Kerry.

That said, it’s actually worse than simply not providing answers that the American people deserve.  It’s the active lying prior to, and since, the ensuing attacks.

As we reported earlier, the administration did indeed have advance warning of imminent attacks on 9/11. 

This CBN report explains:

CBN News Terrorism Analyst Erick Stakelbeck called Benghazi an al Qaeda “hot spot” and agrees that there was threat there well before the film’s release.

“For the Obama administration to continue to argue that these attacks were just spontaneous flies in the face of reality,” Stakelbeck said.

“One day before the attacks, Ayman al-Zawahri — who’s al Qaeda’s global leader — specifically called for al Qaeda attacks in Libya,” he explained. “One day later we see those attacks.”

This is a cover up of the highest order.  The Obama administration knew that attacks were possible and left U.S. consulate buildings unprotected.  The administration is directly responsible for the magnitude in which those attacks became successful.

And now, they know that there is evidence that something could have been done to prevent the deaths of these four Americans.


As Ed Morrisey writes, the administration “got caught flat-footed on the anniversary of 9/11 in the one part of the world where an American diplomatic mission would be most vulnerable — and they’ve been trying to deny it ever since.”

The American people deserve the truth.

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Obama Admin Deletes State Department Memo After Benghazi Attack

September 28, 2012 at 9:00 am (Ambassador Stevens, Benghazi, Chris Stevens, Cover Up, Libya, Obama Administration, President Obama)

It would appear the State Department has been caught trying to cover up more information in regards to the attack in Benghazi, Libya.  Attacks that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Essentially, they deleted an internet memo which stated that prior to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, that they had received no credible threats.  We now know this was not the case.

Via Gateway Pundit:

Yesterday there were reports that the Obama Administration found out that Al-Qaeda was behind the Benghazi consulate attacks within 24 hours of the assault that killed four Americans.
Here’s what they did – They scrubbed a damning State Department memo from the internet–
On Wednesday September 12, 2012 blogger Speak With Authority discovered that five days before 9-11, the US State Department sent out a memo announcing no credible security threats against the United States on the anniversary of 9-11.
But now it’s gone.The State Department scrubbed the letter from its OSAC website.

We now know this not to be true.  The administration had received credible threats prior to the attacks.

This CBN report explains:

CBN News Terrorism Analyst Erick Stakelbeck called Benghazi an al Qaeda “hot spot” and agrees that there was threat there well before the film’s release.

“For the Obama administration to continue to argue that these attacks were just spontaneous flies in the face of reality,” Stakelbeck said.

“One day before the attacks, Ayman al-Zawahri — who’s al Qaeda’s global leader — specifically called for al Qaeda attacks in Libya,” he explained. “One day later we see those attacks.”

This is a cover up of the highest order.  The Obama administration knew that attacks were possible and left U.S. consulate buildings unprotected.  The administration is directly responsible for the magnitude in which those attacks became successful.

And now, they know that there is evidence that something could have been done to prevent the deaths of these four Americans, and for other embassies coming under fire.

The only question now is, was it intentional?

Think I’m throwing stones?

Read this, and you won’t look at the current administration the same again…

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It’s Official – The Human Race is Headed For Extinction by Stupidity

September 27, 2012 at 7:55 pm (Bagel Head, Extinction, Human Race, Japan, Stupidity)

I have nothing to offer by way of commentary.

Via the Times Union:

The “Bagel Head” body modification trend is continuing to grow in Japan and, with all its recent press, could start spreading. The process involves getting a saline solution injection under the skin of the forehead so that it fills up, and then pushing in the center creating a bagel look.

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Netanyahu Talks Down to Obama’s Level, Brings Bomb Chart to Demonstrate the Iranian Threat

September 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm (Benjamin Netanyahu, Bomb, Iran, Israel, Nuclear, President Obama, United Nations)

Apparently frustrated with the United Nations inability to understand that Iran is on the verge of becoming a nuclear threat, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to provide visual aids to accompany his speech today.

It was a direct call to action toward the Obama administration.  And he was clearly speaking in very simple terms so as not to be misunderstood.  Watch video below…
Fox News reports:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a dramatic speech to the United Nations, employed a simple diagram to hammer home his plea that the international community set a “clear red line” over Iran’s nuclear program — warning that a nuclear-armed Iran would be tantamount to a nuclear-armed Al Qaeda. 

Netanyahu claimed Thursday that Iran would have enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear bomb by next summer. His remarks before the U.N. General Assembly amounted to an appeal to the U.S. and other nations to join Israel in drawing a line that Iran cannot cross without risking a military response. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brought a visual aid with him today to the United Nations General Assembly.

He drew a RED LINE on the bomb chart.

During his speech the Israeli Prime Minister explained to the audience that the Iranian regime had already completed the first stage of their nuclear program. The regime is working on the second stage. Netanyahu urged the members to draw a red line before the Iranians complete the second stage of their program.

This was a very effective presentation.

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Another Awesome Video – Obama Voter: Libyan Ambassador Probably Had It Coming

September 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm (Ambassador, Bedford, Christopher Stevens, Libya, Middle East, Mitt Romney, Obamabot, Ohio, Taxes)

Hey, Ohio.  It may be time to check the drinking water for contaminants.  You know, the kind that feasts on the frontal lobe of Obama supporters.

The stupid is strong in this one.

I’m not sure what part of the video is better:

1)  The interviewer says, “where does he (Romney) say he’s going to raise taxes on the middle class?”  And the Obamabot responds with his big ‘Gotcha’, “where does it say he’s not?”  His face lights up with complete and total satisfaction at the comeback.

2)  The interviewer asks, “what if he cut taxes for everybody, would that be good for you?”  Obamabot – “No.”  Okay, so we’ve now established that Romney is bad because he’s going to raise taxes, but even if he cuts taxes, he’s still bad.

3)  And of course the stunning response to the death of Ambassador Stevens – “He probably had it coming.”

Ohio, you need to represent yourself better than this.  Or this from earlier today.

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Must See Video: Supporter Screams That Obama Gives Free Phones Through Food Stamps

September 27, 2012 at 4:26 pm (Cleveland, Free Phones, Mitt Romney, New York, Ohio, President Obama, Romney Sucks)

Good.  Lord.

Pray for our nation.

This was outside of a Romney campaign event in Cleveland, Ohio.  Is it any wonder Obama is leading in this state?  New York look good by comparison.

Via Twitchy:

Did you get all that? Obama must be “in president” because he bestows free phones on food stamp recipients, and “Romney sucks” because he doesn’t.  That shifty Romney, with all his crazy ideas about people having to earn money to buy their own phones … We’re gonna go out on a limb and suggest that this woman’s priorities are seriously out-of-whack.

By the way, this is what Mitt was referring to in that secret 47% video.  Should he be worrying about trying to change this persons mind?

Obama – the entitlement President.

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McCain: "C’mon Honey, Bring Your Mortars, We’re Going To A Spontaneous Demonstration"

September 27, 2012 at 11:30 am (John McCain, Libya, Senator McCain, Terrorist)

Every once in a while you have to hand it to Senator McCain, he can deliver some good comments.  Watch as he blasts the Obama administration for their response to the terrorist attacks in Libya.

“C’mon Honey, Bring Your Mortars, We’re Going To A Spontaneous Demonstration”

He’s right, it was obvious.  To everybody but the President and his administration.

In the meantime, here is what is being described as the definitive timeline in the administration’s cover up story, involving the attacks on September 11th.

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