The Obama administration’s story on the attacks that killed four Americans unravels even further.
Watch the report:
“Details that we have never heard before about what went down. And this is significantly different than what we were told at the time.”
“At the time as you recall we were told it was a protest that went bad and became an attack. Now we are told there was no protest going on outside that embassy.”
“A very complex attack. Without precedent in U.S. diplomatic history.”
Refresher from ABC News, three days after the attack:
The attack that killed four Americans in the Libyan consulate began as a spontaneous protest against the film “The Innocence of Muslims,” but Islamic militants who may have links to Al Qaeda used the opportunity to launch an attack, CIA Director David Petreaus told the House Intelligence Committee today according to one lawmaker who attended a closed-door briefing.
Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, the top Democrat on the House Intel committee, said Petraeus laid out “a chronological order exactly what we felt happened, how it happened, and where we’re going in the future.”
“In the Benghazi area, in the beginning we feel that it was spontaneous – the protest- because it went on for two or three hours, which is very relevant because if it was something that was planned, then they could have come and attacked right away,” Ruppersberger, D-Md., said following the hour-long briefing by Petraeus. “At this point it looks as if there was a spontaneous situation that occurred and that as a result of that, the extreme groups that were probably connected to al Qaeda took advantage of that situation and then the attack started.”
Obama, September 20th:
“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.”
Hippie Fail: Protesters Try to Stop Keystone Pipeline Construction … By Chaining Themselves to Equipment That Isn’t Being Used
A group known as the Tar Sands Blockade has come up with a brilliant idea that is sure to rock the environmental and energy debate – chaining themselves to equipment in an attempt to halt work on the job-creating Keystone Pipeline.
It may go done as one of the saddest protest efforts in history.
Here is a sampling of their self-congratulatory announcement:
“Today’s action has halted work on a segment of TransCanada’s illegitimate pipeline outside of Saltillo, TX. As promised, Tar Sands Blockade’s rolling campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience pushes forward. Five blockaders total are currently risking arrest to stop work on this segment of the Keystone XL pipeline. Contractors discovered their presence early in the work day, and work at the site was called off shortly thereafter.”
One protester in a local news story (video below) explains why it’s so important for this group to stop construction of the pipeline.
“It’s necessary to stop this pipeline. It’s a threat to our constitutional rights.” – noted constitutional scholar and Tar Sands protestor.
The pipeline you say, infringes upon your Constitutional rights? Well no actually, no it doesn’t.
But the genius doesn’t end there … the group of protesters chained themselves to equipment that wasn’t even being used.
Money quote from the news story:
“TransCanada says the protesters chained themselves to a third-party contractor’s equipment that was not going to be used today.”
The group is so committed to the cause that they’ve decided to work all the way up until lunch time.
“It’s after lunch now, so we’re gonna follow the lead of our contractor and police friends and call it a day!
Of course, pay no mind to the concessions TransCanada has already made in supporting a new pipeline route in Nebraska, one that would shield sensitive areas from construction.
“Today TransCanada announced the selection of a revised route for the Keystone XL Pipeline which bypasses the sensitive Sandhills region of Nebraska. The new route will result in the project crossing fewer miles of threatened and endangered species habitat, and fewer streams, rivers, and wetlands while completely avoiding sensitive Wellhead Protection Areas where the state’s groundwater resources are particularly shallow. These changes will further increase the resiliency of the Keystone XL pipeline which the U.S. State Department already declared ‘would have a degree of safety greater than any typically constructed domestic oil pipeline system.’”
But hey, never let facts yet in the way of a good misguided protest.
Hippies are so awesome…
Allen West recently held a townhall meeting at the Mae Volen senior center in Boca Raton. Despite the seemingly peaceful setting, a few overzealous protesters repeatedly attacked the Florida congressman during the audience question period. And the liberals, as they often do, crossed the line (video below).
Things seemed to be relatively under control. Some of the protesters were escorted out of the meeting before its completion due to their behavior, while others stuck around to harass the Congressman afterward.
One woman started arguing her point for gay marriage – perfectly fine in and of itself – but her delivery was a might bit crass, prompting security to step in. Rather than accepting the point that the crowd was approaching uncalled-for obnoxious levels, the progressives began referring to the security team as stormtroopers and accusing them of “Gestapo-like” behavior.
At some point, West is surrounded by what he calls his “liberal groupies”, but vows that “I’m going to stand right here.” That’s when they begin to press on even further.
As Doug Ross reports, some of the World War II vets in attendance try to stand up for West as the protesters continue pressing and trying to hurl insults his way.
Instead of honoring their service, the liberals go after these heroes, to the point of putting hands on one while dropping the f-bomb on him.
Because that’s the way liberals roll, don’t ya know?
This image (courtesy of Ross) shows a bit of the scuffle…