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Hillary Clinton 1-23-2013 Benghazi hearing

“What difference, at this point, does it make?” asks Secretary of State Clinton when questioned as to why our administration lied about the terrorist attack at the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.

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On January 23, 2013 Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, appeared before the Senate and House investigative committees to present her testimony on the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which claimed the lives of US Ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens, the ambassador’s assistant, Sean Smith, and two former US Navy Seals, Tyron Woods and Glen Doherty, who went in to defend the consulate while it was under attack.

In her first appearance before congress addressing the situation in Benghazi, Clinton displayed a wide variety of emotions but gave no new information as to why the administration of the United States of America chose not to send in available military aid in an attempt to rescue Americans under attack in Benghazi. Clinton further appeared to be confused as to why anyone should be concerned if the administration lied to the American people about the nature of the attack by insisting that it was a YouTube video censorship protest gone awry. Nearly two weeks after the attack the administration finally admitted that it was a pre-planned terrorist attack linked to Al Qaida affiliates and not a spontaneous protest as they had initially claimed.

Clinton’s testimony before congress was delayed for over four months while she recovered from health issues ranging from the flu, to a concussion, to concern over blood clots in her brain. She did exhibit a wide range of symptoms which could indicate brain injury, including volatile emotions and irrational thinking.

While reigning Democrats each used their five minutes of investigative question and answer time to give a public display of their adoration of Clinton (which she received with smiles and generous nods) and to express their hopes that she will run in the presidential election of 2016, Republicans seemed to understand the point of the hearings. They were eager to discover what happened in Benghazi, occasionally adding to Clinton’s headaches with serious questions pertaining to security issues there.

In response to a question begging to understand why the State Department didn’t use Marines at their disposal to protect the consulate, Clinton responded with, “The Marines….most of them are very young.” It appeared to be an insinuation that she didn’t think U.S. Marines were as capable of defending our consulate as the hired Libyan nationals. She also neglected to address the pertinent issue that most of the Libyan nationals contracted by the State Department for security purposes at the consulate appeared to have either been in league with the terrorists or too afraid to resist the attack as they opened the gates and fled.

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R) of South Carolina admonished her for saying she was ‘clear eyed’ about the situation in Benghazi with the retort, “Madame Secretary, you let the consulate become a death trap.”

The most dramatic moments of the testimony came when Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson (R) questioned her concerning why it took so long for the administration to admit that it was a terrorist attack. Clinton raised her voice and gestured dramatically, “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

In light of the fact that Clinton may indeed be suffering brain damage from which she may never recover, here are some points addressing why it does make a difference:

  • Four Americans were killed in a terrorist attack, which the Libyan President is on record as having said he forewarned the United States of America about days before 9/11.
  • Our administration is responsible for security lapses at the consulate.
  • Appropriate action was not taken to protect our Ambassador and citizens.
  • To have not taken heed of the warning about an impending attack, or sent available military aid to assist our citizens under attack, is a treasonous violation of this administration’s sworn oaths to protect Americans.
  • Lying about it after the fact for political gain is shameful and cowardly.

Clinton has repeatedly stated that she takes ‘full responsibility’ for what happened in Benghazi, but her testimony on Wednesday was more of a ‘the buck stops somewhere around here’ proclamation while she attempted to side step each serious inquiry into the topic at hand.

For information on 9/11/2012 terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya visit: http://www.facebook.com/DemandingAnswersForTheBenghaziEmbassyAttack

To God be the Glory 2012 23

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Big Bird’s Tax Return

Big Bird's Tax Return

He’s part of the 1%! Why is he still getting a government handout?

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The Sad Truth

The Sad Truth

Obama’s Foreign Policy Failure

This graph shows that nearly 70% (68939.06) of the Coalition Forces Fatalities in the War on Terror have occurred in the four years of Obama’s administration. That is terrible enough on its own but when you consider that his administration has only covered four of the twelve years since the War on Terror began in 2001 with the attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania, President Obama’s 33% of the war where he  has reigned as commander-in-chief has presided over a disproportionate number of fatalities.

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Living near several military installations, we hear regular reports of fallen soldiers coming home to be laid to rest. As these reports seemed to be on the rise, it seemed appropriate to do research to see if the news reports we are hearing about the War on Terror winding down were accurate.

According to statistics from iCasulaties.org http://icasualties.org/OEF/index.aspx Since President Obama’s inauguration in January 2009, each year of his presidency has been marked by RECORD numbers of military casualties. In fact EVERY year of his presidency shows at least twice the numbers of soldiers being killed than in the highest fatality year previous to his election, including 2012 which still has two and a half months left.

Coalition Military Fatalities By Year

Year US UK Other Total
2001 12 0 0 12
2002 49 3 18 70
2003 48 0 10 58
2004 52 1 7 60
2005 99 1 31 131
2006 98 39 54 191
2007 117 42 73 232
2008 155 51 89 295
2009 317 108 96 521
2010 499 103 109 711
2011 418 46 102 566
2012 271 39 43 353
Total 2135 433 632 3200

War is hell no doubt. But it is even more hellish when our Commander-in-Chief is parading around the world apologizing for our very existence while abroad and making the talk show tour while at home.

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Questions for the Media

How many soldiers have died in the Middle East since Obama took office? How does that number compare to the previous four years?

How many resignation letters have been sent out by USA embassy employees over the past month? How does that number compare to the previous month?

Now that Romney has revealed his tax returns, doesn’t anyone think Obama is a little hypocritical in thinking Romney should give even more when in two years Romney paid more taxes than Obama has in his entire life? Have any of them paid more than Romney in taxes?

Since Obama has finally admitted that the Libyan Embassy attack was most likely the terrorist activity that the Libyan government warned him about 3 days ahead of time, should he be charged in complicity with the terrorists for failing to protect Americans there?

Where are all those inquisitive reporters digging up the real stories???

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Will Hollywood Put Their Wallets Back in Their Pockets?

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is escorted from his home by LA police officers.
Photograph: Bret Hartman/Reuters

According to online reports 9/15/2012 http://thelevantpost.com/politics/maker-of-anti-islam-movie-in-police-custody-8977 “Just after midnight Saturday morning – his face and head covered – a man identified as Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was taken from his home in Cerritos, Calif., by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies for what law enforcement officials described as a “voluntary interview.”

Will this affect the general support of the Hollywood elite for the President’s re-election campaign? Maybe they are ok with the fact that our government justifies hauling movie makers off in the middle of the night…

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If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito’. African Proverb

ImageThe above inspiring African proverb is to be credited for this post.

It is difficult in an age where election fraud seems to be the norm and politicians look like ‘slicksters’ to really feel like our opinion will matter and our vote count at the polls.

As this election for the next President of the United States of America approaches, it seems like many of us are of the same mind. Our nation is at a crossroads and the choices are mediocre at best and frightening at worst. Current senators and representatives of both parties deserve to be rounded up and publically tarred and feathered for accepting a paycheck from us without fulfilling the basic role of their office in providing a national budget. They have helped to create a situation where the greatest nation on earth is near the brink of bankruptcy and the laughing stock of the world. But since tar-and-feathering isn’t likely to happen, our next best hope is change in the White House.

While Mitt Romney seems to have some political challenges to overcome, what he doesn’t have is the kind of baggage that inspires anger, distrust, and rage. Most recently Romney’s criticism of the President’s  inability to handle the crisis in Libya made some news. Wouldn’t one think that our administration’s INABILITY TO HANDLE THE CRISIS IN LIBYA would be the real news?

 ImageAmbassador Stevens being dragged through the streets of Benghazi, Libya 9/11/2012

Photo via AFP/Getty Images

Isn’t it shocking that our current president has largely ignored the fact that our Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, along with three other heroic Americans, was tortured, raped, and murdered last week in the streets of Benghazi, in what representatives of the Libyan government have publically stated (from the very beginning of the crisis), was a planned, staged, terrorist attack (on the anniversary of 9/11) which Libyan officials warned our country about three days ahead of time?

All while our administration was shouting over the airwaves that this was a spontaneous protest of a YouTube video (posted online in July) which purportedly offended some Muslim extremists. What was our current administration’s actual response to the crisis?

Our administration’s response was to decry free speech rights and take a low-budget movie maker into custody while heading to Las Vegas for a fundraising campaign tour. Then to add insult to injury our Secretary of State has dinner celebrating an Islamic holy day with the Libyan President four days later. WHAT? Are you kidding me? Yes, my friends, we are certainly in need of change in the White House.

Obviously, this administration does not have Americans and American interests in mind.

And where is the mainstream media in all of this?  It was largely quiet on the situation-except to focus on a Californian movie maker, who no one except our administration thought had anything to do with the situation. Mob crowds in Egypt and many other Middle East countries were reported to be chanting, “Obama, Obama there are still a billion Osamas,” as they swarmed our embassies, in reference to slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, mastermind of the 9/11 attacks in America in 2001.

Remember that the reported ‘spontaneous YouTube movie protest’ happened on September 11th and that the Libyan government says that they warned our administration about the impending situation three days ahead of time! Of course our Commander-in-Chief is reportedly too busy appearing on a variety of talk and comedy shows and appearing at re-election fundraisers to actually ATTEND security briefings…

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Egyptian protesters tear down the US flag at the US embassy in Cairo (AFP/Getty Images)

In the face of world-wide criticism of how the current administration handled the situation finally, one week later, the White House has issued official statements admitting that it probably wasn’t the movie maker’s fault and was most likely a pre-planned terrorist attack. Will there be a public apology to the American people for the lies told up to cover an embarrassing political situation, and to the movie maker for the harm they have caused him? What about a public apology to Ambassador Stevens’ and the other assassinated embassy workers families for not taking adequate action to protect our public servants from known threats? Time will tell…

It’s a great thing for truth in reporting that the internet makes it possible for us to read the news from all over the world and we are no longer limited to being spoon fed the likes of what CNN, MSNBC, ABC or CBS dish out. Their days are numbered but since all those reporters are already comfortable with being the party-line collaborators with the Democratic National Committee, perhaps they can all get jobs there toeing the party line.

Will the way Ambassador Stevens and our embassy workers were protected and avenged (not) give them pause into how their party will value their services in the moment of an inconvenient crisis? Maybe, but perhaps they are all willing to be martyred for the cause.

Is our president’s weak and ineffective foreign policy reason enough to vote him out of office this November? You betcha. But when you add the domestic issues of driving our nation into near bankruptcy, sky rocketing gas prices, his radical views abortion, 42,000,000 (that is 42 MILLION) people are on the food-stamp roles reflecting a 40% increase in the last four years, and the fact that he created an executive order to seal all of his public records (what is this man trying to hide???), it’s clear that he is incapable of leading and protecting the people and interests of our nation. Out with the old and in with the new! Go Romney!

The odds may be stacked against us but perhaps together if we all cast our vote at the polls we can still make a difference. Go ahead…you can be a mosquito too.

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US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on the campaign trail 2012

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