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Obama aids enemy Muslims: $ to Hamas; military contracts to Taliban/al-Qaeda

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On the afternoon of July 26, 2013, President Lucifer took advantage of it being Friday to pull a stunt.
As reported by The Washington Times, citing “national security interests,” Obama waived Congress’ ban on direct funding of the Palestinian Authority (PA), despite the PA’s ties to the terrorist organization Hamas. In so doing, Obama cleared the way for $500 million of U.S. taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars to be sent as “aid” to terrorists.
Now comes news that supporters of the brutal Taliban and the terrorist group al-Qaeda in Afghanistan have been getting U.S. military contracts! As my bud, FOTM’s Steve, would say: Bring me more duct tape ’cause my head is about to explode.

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Tony Capaccio reports for Bloomberg, July 29, 2013, that Obama administration officials, specifically the U.S. Army Suspension and Debarment Office (ASDO), are citing “due process rights” as a reason not to cancel the military contracts.
Worse still, according to John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, ASDO has declined to act in 43 such cases, saying “They may be enemies of the United States but that is not enough to keep them from getting government contracts.”
In a letter accompanying a 236-page quarterly report to Congress, Sopko said:
I am deeply troubled that the U.S. military can pursue, attack, and even kill terrorists and their supporters, but that some in the U.S. government believe we cannot prevent these same people from receiving a government contract. There appears to be a growing gap between the policy objectives of Washington and the reality of achieving them in Afghanistan, especially when the government must hire and oversee contractors to perform its mission.”

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According to the report, Sopko’s agency “has found it impossible to confirm” the number of contracts awarded in a $32 million program to install barricades, bars or gratings in culverts at about 2,500 Afghan locations to prevent insurgents from placing roadside bombs. The explosives are the biggest killer of U.S. and Afghan troops. In other words —

The military contracts awarded to the Taliban and al-Qaeda include having them undertake installations to prevent the same Taliban and al-Qaeda from placing roadside bombs that kill our troops.

Did you get that?
The U.S. has 60,000 troops in Afghanistan, with plans to reduce the number to 34,000 by next February, although Obama hasn’t decided how many to keep in the country after 2014 to train Afghan forces and engage in anti-terrorist missions.
The Obama administration has requested $10.7 billion in Afghanistan’s “reconstruction” funding for fiscal 2014 to cover projects from improving local government to building roads and schools. But Sopko expressed pessimism that the U.S. can maintain effective oversight of billions of dollars in reconstruction spending as forces are withdrawn:
“Unless the U.S. government improves its contract-oversight policies and practices, far too much will be wasted. [The policy to create an effective Afghan Army, which has 185,287 troops] will remain hollow unless Washington pays equal attention to proper contracting and procurement activities to sustain those forces.”
As of March, 40,315 of the personnel working under Pentagon contracts in Afghanistan, or about 37%, were Afghan locals, according to Sopko’s report.
In another report, Sopko said $47 million that the U.S. Agency for International Development has spent on a program to stabilize Afghanistan before U.S. troop withdrawals, hasn’t dealt with the sources of instability. An audit showed that after 16 months, none of the agency’s essential program objectives have been reached and the money spent has mostly financed workshops and training sessions.
Sopko said: “It’s troubling that after 16 months, this program has not issued its first community grant. Rather, it has spent almost $50 million, about a quarter of the total program budget, on conferences, overhead and workshops.”
H/t FOTM’s WildBillAlaska.
~Eowyn

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Whisky Tango Foxtrot Is McCain Doing In Syria. I Know The POS Is Selling The World Out Again.

I Am so sick of McCain and the rest of Washington. TPTB have just about backed us and Israel into a corner. We can’t be like Europe and sucumb  to Islam, I mean how’s that working out. Hate to go all UN-PC on ya, but ….

Screw Any Muslim Who Believes in a Caliphate , and The Camel They Rode in on.!! 😡

This is my opinion and not the opinion of FOTM
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First He Went To Turkey……

by sundance @ theconservativetreehouse
Republican John McCain is just as dangerous to our nation as his new BFF President Obama;  Perhaps more so….
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n 2009 McCain went to Turkey in support of another BFF of Obama, Prime Minister Erdogan.   We tried to warn….. it fell on deaf ears.
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Turkey has descended into a hardline Islamist state, no longer the moderate secular nation it once was.
In 2010 McCain joined the chorus of fools proclaiming that Egypt needed support to overthrow Hosni Mubarak, and claimed the Tahir Square protesters would give a new rise to freedom.   We tried to warn…… it fell on deaf ears.
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Egypt quickly and intentionally descended into a hardline Islamist state.  Now ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood, and facilitating attacks against Israel as they continue to advance their extremist Sharia ideology.
In 2011 McCain went to Benghazi in eastern Libya.  There he joined with Obama/Hillary’s toolish BFF Ambassador Stephens (pictured below to his left).   As Clinton, Obama and Stephens, together with Susan Rice and Samantha Power Rice structured, yet again, the Obama Doctrine [R2P] by arming the “rebels” who were in actuality al-Qaeda.    We tried to warn….. it fell on deaf ears.
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Eastern Libya became a hell hole of radical Islamist jihadi’s.  Eventually they brutalized, raped, and murdered Ambassador Stephens while dragging his body through the streets.  Three other Americans were also killed.
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Eastern Libya is now an al-Qaeda launching base, and the media hides the reality to protect Dear Leader.
2012 was an election year, so other than lying and covering the death of Stephens behind all manner of irrational nonsense excuses to cover for their short-sighted failure;  luckily the election cycle made the crew of U.S. usurpers wary of involvement in Syria.
But now here we are in 2013, today, yet another McCain trip to yet another Middle East nation to support another batch of “rebels”.   This time the Free Syrian Army (aka al-Qaeda in Syria).   We’re not going to even bother with warnings this time……
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What will happen is what has happened before.
The “Resistance, or Rebels, or Freedom Fighters et al” will be called such by the mediauntil they are armed, and in charge.   Once that happens their ideology will surface, they’ll be viewed as radical Islamists;  And after they chop up a few folks, launch some terrorist actions against the U.S. and Israel, their name will evolve in the media to ”al-Qaeda”

Any Questions?

https://americac2c.com/profiles/blogs/mccain-first-he-went-to-turkey?xg_source=msg_mes_network

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Ex-Diplomats Report New Benghazi Whistleblowers with Info Devastating to Clinton and Obama

ok, by now i hope we all know ambassador Stevens was not in Benghazi to build schools and do WHATEVER it is ambassadors do. nope he was there doing some kind of shady biz which I’m sure goes on all around the world all the time. according to this story you’re about to read , this seems like a really stupid thing to have done. wanna guess where it leads.?  ———— ~ steve ~————


https://pjmedia.com              by Roger L Simon         May 21st, 2013 – 12:05 am
More whistleblowers will emerge shortly in the escalating Benghazi scandal, according to two former U.S. diplomats who spoke with PJ Media Monday afternoon.
These whistleblowers, colleagues of the former diplomats, are currently securing legal counsel because they work in areas not fully protected by the Whistleblower law.
According to the diplomats, what these whistleblowers will say will be at least as explosive as what we have already learned about the scandal, including details about what really transpired in Benghazi that are potentially devastating to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
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The former diplomats inform PJM the new revelations concentrate in two areas — what Ambassador Chris Stevens was actually doing in Benghazi and the pressure put on General Carter Ham, then in command of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and therefore responsible for Libya, not to act to protect jeopardized U.S. personnel.

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Stevens’ mission in Benghazi, they will say, was to buy back Stinger missiles from al-Qaeda groups issued to them by the State Department, not by the CIA. Such a mission would usually be a CIA effort, but the intelligence agency had opposed the idea because of the high risk involved in arming “insurgents” with powerful weapons that endanger civilian aircraft.
Hillary Clinton still wanted to proceed because, in part, as one of the diplomats said, she wanted “to overthrow Gaddafi on the cheap.”
This left Stevens in the position of having to clean up the scandalous enterprise when it became clear that the “insurgents” actually were al-Qaeda – indeed, in the view of one of the diplomats, the same group that attacked the consulate and ended up killing Stevens.
The former diplomat who spoke with PJ Media regarded the whole enterprise as totally amateurish and likened it to the Mike Nichols film Charlie Wilson’s War about a clueless congressman who supplies Stingers to the Afghan guerrillas. “It’s as if Hillary and the others just watched that movie and said ‘Hey, let’s do that!’” the diplomat said.
He added that he and his colleagues think the leaking of General David Petraeus’ affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell was timed to silence the former CIA chief on these matters.
Regarding General Ham, military contacts of the diplomats tell them that AFRICOM had Special Ops “assets in place that could have come to the aid of the Benghazi consulate immediately (not in six hours).”
Ham was told by the White House not to send the aid to the trapped men, but Ham decided to disobey and did so anyway, whereupon the White Housecalled his deputy and had the deputy threaten to relieve Ham of his command.”
He told us. Did he not?

He told us. Did he not?


The White House motivation in all this is as yet unclear, but it is known that Ham retired quietly in April 2013 as head of AFRICOM.
PJ Media recognizes this is largely hearsay, but the two diplomats sounded quite credible. One of them was in a position of responsibility in a dangerous area of Iraq in 2004.
We will report more as we learn it.

 H/T    The I-Man

                                                                       

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MSM Start To Turn On Benghazi . Could Get Interesting Real Quick.

This is encouraging. This will be the only way to take him down. Kinda wish the media would have done their jobs say…about 5 yrs ago.

~Steve~

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                          Poor wittle Jay Carney. Busted lying thru his teeth.    😀
                        I definitely have a case of Schadenfreude on this.  LOL

It’s a cliché, of course, but it really is true: in Washington, every scandal has a crime and a coverup. The ongoing debate about the attack on the United States facility in Benghazi where four Americans were killed, and the Obama Administration’s response to it, is no exception. For a long time, it seemed like the idea of a coverup was just a Republican obsession. But now there is something to it.
On Friday, ABC News’s Jonathan Karl revealed the details of the editing process for the C.I.A.’s talking points about the attack, including the edits themselves and some of the reasons a State Department spokeswoman gave for requesting those edits. It’s striking to see the twelve different iterations that the talking points went through before they were released to Congress and to United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, who used them in Sunday show appearances that became a central focus of Republicans’ criticism of the Administration’s public response to the attacks. Over the course of about twenty-four hours, the remarks evolved from something specific and fairly detailed into a bland, vague mush.
From the very beginning of the editing process, the talking points contained the erroneous assertion that the attack was “spontaneously inspired by the protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and evolved.” That’s an important fact, because the right has always criticized the Administration based on the suggestion that the C.I.A. and the State Department, contrary to what they said, knew that the attack was not spontaneous and not an outgrowth of a demonstration. But everything else about the changes that were made is problematic. The initial draft revealed by Karl mentions “at least five other attacks against foreign interests in Benghazi” before the one in which four Americans were killed. That’s not in the final version. Nor is this: “[W]e do know that Islamic extremists with ties to al-Qa’ida participated in the attack.” That was replaced by the more tepid “There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.” (Even if we accept the argument that State wanted to be sure that extremists were involved, and that they could be linked to Al Qaeda, before saying so with any level of certainty—which is reasonable and supported by evidence from Karl’s reporting—that doesn’t fully explain these changes away.)
Democrats will argue that the editing process wasn’t motivated by a desire to protect Obama’s record on fighting Al Qaeda in the run-up to the 2012 election. They have a point; based on what we’ve seen from Karl’s report, the process that went into creating and then changing the talking points seems to have been driven in large measure by two parts of the government—C.I.A. and State—trying to make sure the blame for the attacks and the failure to protect American personnel in Benghazi fell on the other guy.
But the mere existence of the edits—whatever the motivation for them—seriously undermines the White House’s credibility on this issue. This past November (after Election Day), White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that “The White House and the State Department have made clear that the single adjustment that was made to those talking points by either of those two institutions were changing the word ‘consulate’ to ‘diplomatic facility’ because ‘consulate’ was inaccurate.”
Remarkably, Carney is sticking with that line even now. In his regular press briefing on Friday afternoon (a briefing that was delayed several times, presumably in part so the White House could get its spin in order, but also so that it could hold a <href=”#.uy1gksebagw.twitter”>secretive pre-briefing briefing with select members of the White House press corps), he said:

The only edit made by the White House or the State Department to those talking points generated by the C.I.A. was a change from referring to the facility that was attacked in Benghazi from “consulate,” because it was not a consulate, to “diplomatic post”… it was a matter of non-substantive factual correction. But there was a process leading up to that that involved inputs from a lot of agencies, as is always the case in a situation like this and is always appropriate.

This is an incredible thing for Carney to be saying. He’s playing semantic games, telling a roomful of journalists that the definition of editing we’ve all been using is wrong, that the only thing that matters is who’s actually working the keyboard. It’s not quite re-defining the word “is,” or the phrase “sexual relations,” but it’s not all that far off, either.

 

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Benghazi Report, Talking Points Changed 12 Times. ABC News Reports.

Things on benghazi are really heating up. abc news has done a story showing 12 edits to original talking points memo. You can see edits at this link .                                              https://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57583988/emails-reveal-a-flurry-of-changes-to-benghazi-talking-points/                                     

I googled and just about every OTHER network has now reported on it.  Now this I believe is a good thing. It will not go quietly into the night. 

Now for my 2 cents. they may be reporting on it, but every story, and i mean every all throw State, the Cia,   

And STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESWOMAN VICTORIA NULAND under the bus.

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State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland 

They may be reporting on it , but still covering the jackass’s butt.

Not one reference anywhere to Skippy or white house at all. 

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   ABC Is Reporting………   

By Robert Laurie (Bio and Archives)  Friday, May 10, 2013

First, NBC outed Democrat attempts to destroy the Benghazi whistleblowers, now ABC News is shredding the official White House version of events. It’s starting to look like the President’s media lapdogs have finally been shamed into exposing their favorite administration.

n this case, ABC has revealed that they’ve received a whopping 12 different revisions of the Benghazi talking points. Their reporting makes it clear that the White House lied when it said the revisions were enacted predominantly by the intelligence community.
“When it became clear last fall that the CIA’s now discredited Benghazi talking points were flawed, the White House said repeatedly the documents were put together almost entirely by the intelligence community, but White House documents reviewed by Congress suggest a different story
ABC News has obtained 12 different versions of the talking points that show they were extensively edited as they evolved from the drafts first written entirely by the CIA to the final version distributed to Congress and to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice before she appeared on five talk shows on the Sunday after that attack.
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White House emails reviewed by ABC News suggest the edits were made with extensive input from the State Department. The edits included requests from the State Department that references to the Al Qaeda-affiliated group Ansar al-Sharia be deleted as well references to CIA warnings about terrorist threats in Benghazi in the months preceding the attack.”
They even call Jay Carney out – by name – for telling a bald faced lie back in November.         Hehehehehehhee

Poor wittle Jay, him sad cause he in deep doo doo.

Poor wittle Jay, him sad cause he in deep doo doo.


“Those talking points originated from the intelligence community. They reflect the IC’s best assessments of what they thought had happened,” Carney said at the time. “The White House and the State Department have made clear that the single adjustment that was made to those talking points by either of those two institutions were changing the word “consulate’ to “diplomatic facility’ because ‘consulate’ was inaccurate.”
Bear in mind, this isn’t Fox News. This isn’t the National Review, TownHall, or even the crackpots at InfoWars. This is mainstream, Democrat-friendly, ABC News. We can all complain about how long it took the last horse to cross the finish line, but at least it’s managed to do so. Progressives can no longer claim that this “is a non-story” or that “only right wingers care.”
The story is becoming bigger and bigger, and not even the Obama-faithful can ignore it any longer.
We’ll see how long this new found love of reality lasts – and the smart money’s on ‘not long’- but if outlets like NBC and ABC have stopped carrying the President’s water on this matter, the wheels are truly coming off.
Here’s the ABC News piece, and you can read all of their reporting HERE.
CBS has a breakdown of the edits. You can read it   HERE

H/T Canada free press
https://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/55120

~Steve~

 

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State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland listens to US Secretary of State John Kerry and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida speak to the press prior to a meeting at the State Department in Washington on February 22, 2013. Credit: AFP/Getty Images 

 

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Facebook censors Infowars

Facebook is threatening to close Infowars’ Alex Jones’ FB account over a completely innocuous Osama bin Laden image. FB, however, has NEVER censored the Left.

If Facebook can do it to Infowars, they can do it to you, me, and Fellowship of the Minds!

H/t Tony Whitcomb

See also my post of Oct. 4, 2011: “Apple, Google, Facebook censor Christians.

~Eowyn

Paul Joseph Watson reports for Infowars.com, October 29, 2012

Facebook Now Censoring Political Posts As ‘Hate Speech’

Facebook is now apparently censoring political posts which violate its “Statement of Rights and Responsibilities” as hate speech, after the social networking giant threatened to close radio host Alex Jones’ account over an image of Osama Bin Laden with the words “Al-CIA-da” written underneath.

Attempting to login to Alex Jones’ Facebook account, which has over 321,000 subscribers, Infowars staff were met with a message from Facebook denying access to the account until it was acknowledged that Facebook’s terms had been violated.

“We removed content you posted,” stated the message, underneath which was a black and white image of Osama Bin Laden with the words “Al-CIA-da” emblazoned across it. Facebook removed the image because it “violates Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.”

A secondary screen then warned that other infringing images should be removed if the account was to remain in good standing.

Since the image is not copyrighted, according to Facebook’s terms of agreement one can only assume that it was removed because it represented an example of “hate speech,” yet the picture was merely a commentary on the admitted fact that Osama Bin Laden was aided by the CIA during the cold war and that Al-Qaeda terrorists are now being supported by the Central Intelligence Agency in Syria and Libya.

Facebook advertises and poses as a public commons yet, much like Google-owned You Tube, routinely censors political content on flimsy pretexts.

This is by no means the first time Facebook has shown its hostility towards those with alternative political viewpoints.

In September 2011, Infowars reporter Darrin McBreen was told by Facebook staff not to voice his political opinion on the social networking website.

Responding to comments McBreen had made about off-grid preppers being treated as criminals, the “Facebook Team” wrote, “Be careful making about making political statements on facebook,” adding, “Facebook is about building relationships not a platform for your political viewpoint. Don’t antagonize your base. Be careful and congnizat (sic) of what you are preaching.”

The spelling error contained in the email suggested that Facebook staff had specifically investigated McBreen’s political post and that he had not merely received a boilerplate message.

While the likes of Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi are free to push their political agenda without interference, individuals are being warned not to use Facebook even to express political opinions.

Facebook is monitoring private discussions conducted on its network for suspicious behavior and in some cases forwarding those conversations to police with scant regard for privacy rights.

Earlier this year, former Marine Brandon Raub was kidnapped from his home by police, FBI and Secret Service agents and forcibly incarcerated in a psychiatric ward by authorities in Virginia in response to Facebook posts which the FBI deemed “terrorist” in nature yet which were later dismissed by a judge.

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Bill Whittle: Obama is an evil bastard

Beginning in Cairo, Egypt, and spreading to Libya and other Muslim countries — in the Middle East and across the world — US embassies and consulates are under siege and our diplomatic staff are attacked and killed, ostensibly because of a little-seen movie that Muslims say is “anti” Islam and “anti” their prophet Muhammad.

Our own intelligence, however, says the most violent attack — the one in Benghazi, Libya — was not a spontaneous act but was “well coordinated” and “well planned,” and has identified the extremist Muslim Brotherhood as behind the Cairo attack, and al Qaeda as behind the Benghazi attack. Even worse, the State Department was warned of the Benghazi attack 48 hours in advance – but did nothing,

Among the makers of “Innocence of Muslims” is Nakoula Basseley, a Southern California filmmaker, a self-described Coptic Christian named as “the key figure” behind the film.

Instead of standing up to the rampaging Muslims and defending Americans’ constitutional right to free speech, the Obama administration repeatedly apologized to the Muslim world for the movie. The first apology was made by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (we’re sorry the movie hurt your feelings) to the news of the killing of US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The killing of a US ambassador is an act of war.

Then, Basseley was “investigated” by federal authorities and brought to a Los Angeles sheriff’s stations to be “interviewed”. His home has been besieged by the media and he has gone into hiding in fear for his life.

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Bill Whittle is the host of Afterburner with Bill Whittle, a PJTV program. Founded in 2004, PJ Media is a conservative opinion and commentary website, formerly known as Pajamas Media.

Other FOTM writers have posted Whittle’s video commentaries before, but in this one Whittle is truly withering in his condemnation of the POS for his cowardly appeasement of Muslims. Whittle’s condemnation is all the more devastating because of his soft voice and always polite demeanor.

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This is what Whittle said, beginning at around the 7:43 mark:

“I’d like to have a quick word directly to Barry Soetoro, who swore an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States of America.

In that document, Barry, you’ll find an addendum called the Bill of Rights, and on that Bill of Rights you’ll find right at the top the foundational idea of this country — the document and the people you swore to defend.

You handed that most precious gift — the right to speak and think without fear, a right that’s been defended and paid for by rivers of blood — to our mortal enemies in exchange for enough peace to get yourself reelected, so that you can lie under that same oath again.

I pray to God that there is a law of Heaven higher and nobler and sterner than the laws that you trample down here on Earth. Because the willful violation of so sacred a trust — over the graves of so many patriots and ripped from the hearts of a great and decent people who champion that freedom around the world — deserves a punishment far richer than the one that you’re going to receive this November, when those self-same people have closed the curtains behind them and finally unleash their righteous rage on what is without question the most dishonorable, treasonous, self-aggrandizing evil bastard the office of the President of the United States has ever seen.”

Bravo, Mr. Whittle!

~Eowyn

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2 ex-Navy SEALS killed with Amb. Stevens

Most, if not all, of the news on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has centered on the torture and killing of Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Our own intelligence says the attack was “well-planned” and “well-coordinated” with “outside” connections, i.e., al-Qaeda.

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens

But three other Americans were also killed, although we don’t know the details of their murders as we do about Stevens’.

We know that one of the three is a State Department staffer, Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith.

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Now we have the names and identities of the remaining two. They are former Navy SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. I don’t want them to be forgotten.

Tyrone Woods (l); Glen Doherty (r)

The Associated Press reports, Sept. 14, 2012:

Two of the Americans killed Tuesday in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were former Navy SEALs from San Diego County who always asked to be on the front lines, family, friends and government officials said.

Tyrone S. Woods and Glen A. Doherty, who both provided security at the consulate, were killed in the Tuesday attack along with U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and State Department employee Sean Smith, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in a statement Thursday.

Woods, 41, was from Imperial Beach south of San Diego and Doherty, a native of Massachusetts, had lived in Encinitas, north of San Diego.

“Tyrone S. Woods and Glen A. Doherty were both decorated military veterans who served our country with honor and distinction,” Clinton’s statement said.

Woods, a Navy SEAL for two decades whose friends called him “Rone,” served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Clinton said. Since 2010 he had protected American diplomats in posts from Central America to the Middle East.

Dr. Timothy Rasmusson, Woods’ former brother-in-law, said Woods was a hard-charging Navy SEAL who joined the military straight out of high school and went to work for military contractors after leaving the service a few years ago. To unwind, he drove his motorcycle and Ford Mustang at top speeds. “He was like a guy out of the movies,” Rasmusson said. “He was on the edge. He was always volunteering for the mission. He always wanted to be on the front line. Everything was full speed.”

Rasmusson said Woods and his sister, Patricia Ann So, divorced about 10 years ago and have rarely spoken, though the split was amicable. They had two teenage boys, Tyrone Jr. and Hunter, who live in San Diego with their mother. Woods is also survived by his wife and another son, Kai, who was born a few months ago.

Doherty, 42, worked in private security around the world since leaving the Navy in 2005, and between stints worked as a personal trainer in the San Diego area. A native of Winchester, Mass., just north of Boston, he wrote a 2010 book called “The 21st Century Sniper: A Complete Practical Guide” along with friend and former colleague Brandon Webb. An updated version of the book, about how to become a good marksman, is expected out in January.

Webb told The Associated Press his friend wouldn’t have sought sympathy. “Don’t feel sorry for him. He wouldn’t have it,” Webb said. “He died serving with men he respected, protecting the freedoms we enjoy as Americans and doing something he loved.”

Doherty became a Navy SEAL in 1995. He worked as a paramedic and sniper in the Middle East, responding to the destroyer Cole attack among his missions, and served two tours in Iraq. Along with his brother, his survivors include his parents, Bernard and Barbara, and a sister, Kathleen.

God bless you, brave men who served America with honor.

You were betrayed by your own government.

May you rest in peace.

~Eowyn

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Democratic Platform Needs a Reality Check

The 2012 Democratic Platform, a creation of the recent convention in Charlotte states:

The September 11th Reality Check by Fox 19 investigative Reporter, Ben Swann, pretty clearly show the Obama Administration is funneling support to Al-Qaeda — a far cry from disrupting, dismantling and defeating it!

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U.S. Intelligence: Libya attack was coordinated

In my post earlier today, “Muslims rampage and kill a U.S. ambassador over this movie?,” I questioned whether yesterday’s Muslim attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the killing of U.S. ambassador to Libya  J. Christopher Stevens and three embassy staff, can really be attributed to a movie about Muhammad.

Rep. Mike Rogers

Now, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) confirms that the movie is just a cover. He told CBS News that a random mob isn’t behind the attack.

Elahe Izadi of National Journal writes that Congressman Rogers said: “This was a coordinated attack, more of a commando-style event. It had both coordinated fire — direct fire and indirect fire. There appeared to be military maneuvers approaching the facility.” Rogers also said that the attack was carried out by “an external group we believe has at least extremist ties, maybe al Qaeda ties.”

Citing Pentagon sources, this evening’s CBS Evening News calls the attacks not random mob events, but “well armed”, well-coordinated “terrorist” attacks timed for the anniversary of 9/11.

Below, courtesy of Reuters, are some pictures of the coordinated attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi (h/t ZeroHedge).

~Eowyn

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