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Yes, Benghazi Blood is On Hillary’s Hands, She Won’t Be President »

NOTE–I wrote the following two years ago. Hillary flacks have insisted that there was nothing to this story and encouraged us to move along. But, with each passing day, new revelations and proof emerge highlighting Hillary’s lies on Benghazi. I was one of the first to write about the fact that the CIA Annex was involved in “monitoring” the movement of weapons from Libya to rebels in Syria. The ones actually moving the weapons were the Turks. But they had the help of the Saudis and the Brits. This disaster will continue to haunt Hillary and will be a key factor denying her the job she so desperately covets.

As someone who supported Hillary’s campaign for President in 2008, I am not happy to write this. I admired the woman I met in her Washington, DC Senate office when I had the chance to brief her on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the fall of 2007. But I am shocked and ashamed of her and her appalling behavior as Secretary of State, especially with respect to what she did and did not do in Libya in general, and specific handling of Benghazi. The Chairs of five separate House Committees investigating the Benghazi attack, including the prelude and postlude, issued a damning preliminary report today.

The evidence shows that Hillary lied repeatedly, to both Congress and the American people, about what she knew, about what she did and about what she failed to do. The record is shameful. She failed the diplomats and intelligence officers under her charge on 11 September 2012 and she failed the people of America.

Here are the main findings: Read the rest

The Farce of Delta Force and Obama’s Treasure Trove of Crap »

The horde of breathless media hacks inhabiting all channels, both cable and broadcast, pushing the propaganda of the Obama Administration is truly staggering. Everybody is on the bandwagon celebrating a great victory while carefully averting their eyes to ignore the carnage underway in Ramadi.

What is wrong with this picture? Publicly acknowledging that a Top Secret military force may have committed an act of war by crossing into Syria and carrying out a military strike. Having White House and DOD officials providing elaborate, extensive back ground briefings on what “really” happened on the ground.

And then announcing the discovery of a “treasure trove of intel.” Jesus Christ!! How dumb are the people buying this crap? How treasonous are those spilling these beans? Read the rest

A Delta Force Propaganda Assassination in Syria–Politics by Obama »

The Obama Administration, once again, is shooting its mouth off rather than being quiet about a Special Ops mission. They are touting a Special Ops mission in Eastern Syria, which reportedly was launched from Iraq, that killed a Senior Al Qaeda operative. Why is the Administration reporting this? Say nothing. Let the Syrians or the Iraqis take credit. Nope. This is all about domestic politics. In fact, I see it as more push back to try to distract attention from Sy Hersh’s bombshell piece regarding the lies about the Bin Laden hit.

Here are some salient details from the Washington Post. Please understand that they are being spoon fed by the Administration on this matter. It is all about spin:

The nighttime raid was carried out by a team of the Army’s Delta Force troops, who traveled in Black Hawk helicopters and Osprey aircraft, the official said. The soldiers came under fire as soon as they landed near a multi-story building in the town of al-Amr, southeast of the Deir al Zour, the largest city in eastern Syria, located at the edge of oil fields that the Islamic State has tapped to generate income with black-market fuel sales.

Why in the hell is Obama exposing Delta Force? Read the rest

Amtrak Train Crash Open Thread »

I’ll leave it to Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead to make the appropriate observations on the Amtrak derailment outside of Philly last night.

Question–Was the engineer high on cocaine? Read the rest

Black President Accuses Black Pot of Being Black »

God, I wish Obama were Jewish. He takes Chutzpah (or, as Michelle Bachman pronounces it, “CHOOTZ PUH”) to new dimensions. Shooting his mouth off at Georgetown University yesterday, Obama had the audacity to make the following observations:

Obama criticized the free-market system in America for allowing higher concentrations of wealth to exist among the rich while the bottom percentage was being left behind and receiving a smaller portion of that wealth.

“Those who are doing better and better, more skilled, more educated, – luckier – having greater advantages are withdrawing from the commons,” he said. “Kids start going to private schools, kids start working out at private clubs instead of the public parks, an anti-government ideology then disinvests from those common goods and those things that draw us together.”

That led fewer people to care about public institutions, Obama explained, leading to government cuts to important public functions – making the nation less equal. Read the rest

The Hypocrisy of CIA Leaders »

When Valerie Plame, who was a frontline non-official cover officer working on Iraq, was exposed as a CIA intelligence officer, very few in the community had the balls to speak up in her defense. I was one of a small group in this regard.

Imagine my surprise to see the names of several former Directors and Deputy Directors of the CIA attached to a letter attacking the New York Times for publishing the true names of three undercover CIA officers. These are the prominent individuals who signed on:

Albert M. Calland, Frank Carlucci, John M. Deutch, Robert M. Gates, John Gordon, Porter Goss, Michael V. Hayden, Bob Inman, Stephen R. Kappes, Richard Kerr, John McLaughlin, John McMahon, Michael J. Morell, Leon E. Panetta, David H. Petraeus, William O. Studeman, George J. Tenet, Stansfield Turner, William H. Webster and R. James Woolsey.

David Petraeus? Seriously? No sense of irony. Here’s a guy who just got a plea deal for leaking classified information and he has the temerity to chastise the Times? Hilarious. Read the rest

Sy Hersh Does it Again, This Time Nailing Obama on Osama »

He may be 78 years old, but he still packs a punch. Legendary Investigative Journalist, Seymour Hersh, is out with a story dismantling the fantasy of the search for and death of Osama Bin Laden that has been spun and fed by the Obama White House. You can read Sy’s piece here, at the London Review of Books.

NBC News is out tonight with independent confirmation of one of Sy’s key claims–we found out about Bin Laden from a Pakistani Intelligence Officer who walked into the Embassy and laid claim to the $25 million reward.

So much for the Zero Dark Thirty bullshit and the insistence that dogged female analysts tracking a courier, with the help of waterboarding, found out where Bin Laden was. Read the rest

It Is Official–Jeb Bush Not Qualified to Be President »

If you held the delusional view that Jeb Bush is the “smart’ Bush, think again. While he does not have that twangy, faux-Texas accent, he still sounds like his brother. He was asked a very simple question by Fox’s Megyn Kelly, “Was the War in Iraq a Mistake?”

This dashes any hopes I had that Jeb would offer a more sane, coherent foreign policy. Nope. He is in the clutches of the same advisors who persuaded his older brother that invading Iraq was a dandy idea. Read the rest

And the Soviets Saved the Jews »

Following up on my rant regarding the lack respect shown to Russia for the heavy lifting it did in destroying Nazi Germany, I want to focus your attention on the Holocaust. I think the view of the average American is captured in the episode of The Band of Brothers, when Easy Company stumbles upon the horror of concentration camp, Kaufering Lager IV, which was a sub-camp of Dachau. The Hollywood version shows our boys liberating the place and being showered with praise from desperate, dying prisoners.

Great story. But it did not happen. The camp was “discovered” by the 12th Armored Division, not Easy Company of the 101st. Nonetheless, it solidifies in the American mind the justification for destroying Hitler. The average American comes away from this episode believing that we fought to stop the Holocaust. But our effort in that regard was too little, too late.

Notwithstanding the persecution and murder of Jews in Western Europe, the center of the horror was in Eastern Europe and the Ukraine. Almost fifty percent of murders of the Jews in the Holocaust occurred in six camps– Read the rest

The Disgraceful Behavior of the West Towards Russia »

Miffed at Russia for its intervention in the Ukraine, the West–the UK, France, Canada and the United States–behaved like petulant teenagers and boycotted Russia’s commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany. Shameful. Without Russia, we would probably be speaking German.

If you are a fan of movies about World War II, it is easy to fall into the trap of believing that the efforts of the United States and the UK were the decisive factors. We like to trumpet our victories at El Alamein, D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge as the equivalent of heavy weight slugfests. We are great at self-delusion.

Don’t get me wrong. The sacrifices of our troops were important. The blood spilled in Europe was real. But we played a junior varsity game compared to what the Russians endured. Read the rest

Why the HubBub over ISIS in America? »

I really don’t get it. The media, especially Fox, are hyperventilating about the supposed ISIS “terrorist” attack in Texas last week. You remember what happened? The incendiary Pam Gellar sponsored a Draw Mohammed Cartoon fest in Texas. Two jihadi wannabes showed up, apparently intent on killing them some infidels, and only succeeded in getting themselves shot dead. That’s a successful “terrorist” attack?

Jesus!! If that’s the case, I pray we have thousands more similar “successful” attacks. Hell, let’s sponsor draw Mohammed hunting outings across the country. This is better than hunting ducks. Just advertise the location in advance. Be sure to circulate the date, location and time to the Muslim Community. Then, sell a seat in the “Terrorist Blind” where aspiring hunters eager to shoot a jihadi can buy their way in. A portion of the proceeds should go into a fund for wounded vets and their families.

Then, let the fun begin. The incensed Islamic radicals will show up at the event, intent on killing those who have defamed the Prophet, and the Terrorist Hunters will have the thrill of drawing a bead on potential terrorists. Sounds like a dandy idea to me–raise money for deserving warriors, give frustrated arm-chair warriors a chance to get into the fight and send some well deserving Muslim radicals to an early meeting with Allah. Read the rest

Why the CIA Should be Disbanded »

Time to start over. Whatever the CIA once was, good and bad, it has devolved into an incompetent, political bureaucracy. This entity is beyond reform. It needs the equivalent of a bullet to the head. Kill it.

The latest evidence of the disaster that is CIA comes courtesy of former Acting Director of CIA, Michael Morrel. He is out shilling a new book (do not waste a dime on it) and provides a confession of sorts that should enrage most Americans that a man of such incompetence would be allowed to rise to the top of an intelligence bureaucracy. What a travesty!!

Morrell’s book includes a number of jaw dropping claims:

U.S. intelligence agencies ­badly misjudged al-Qaeda’s ­ability to take advantage of political turmoil in the Middle East and regain strength across the region after Osama bin Laden was killed, according to a new book by the CIA’s former deputy director. Read the rest

The Black Baltimore Whitewash »

The bullshit arrests today of six police officers in the Freddie Gray case is nothing but a feeble attempt at a show trial. This is all public performance and is only intended to placate an ignorant populace that is a borderline lynch mob.

Mark my words. Not one of these officers will be found guilty. The cases may very well not even make it to trial. The State Attorney who filed this nonsense has multiple disqualifying conflicts of interest. Read the rest

The Fictional Wire “Mayor to Be” versus the Real Baltimore Mayor »

Think I was kidding. First, watch this clip from The Wire (it was an HBO Series and is one of the best things to ever be done on TV). The woman in the following clip is Council President Nerese Campbell, who aspires to be the next Mayor. Watch and listen and tell me, did they have Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in mind when they came up with this character?

Now look at a clip of Rawlings-Blake. Read the rest

It’s Official–Obama’s Failed Economic Policies Stick it to Black America »

The left and the staunch defenders of Barack Obama proved a total lack of self-awareness and irony as they commented on the rioting of the black underclass in Baltimore over the past couple of days. Why did this violence break out? The best summary came from John Angelos, the son of Oriole’s owner, Peter Angelos (who, by the way, is a dreadful human being).

John says, in short, its the economy stupid:

That said, my greater source of personal concern, outrage and sympathy beyond this particular case is focused neither upon one night’s property damage nor upon the acts, but is focused rather upon the past four-decade period during which an American political elite have shipped middle class and working class jobs away from Baltimore and cities and towns around the U.S. to third-world dictatorships like China and others, plunged tens of millions of good hard-working Americans into economic devastation, and then followed that action around the nation by diminishing every American’s civil rights protections in order to control an unfairly impoverished population living under an ever-declining standard of living and suffering at the butt end of an ever-more militarized and aggressive surveillance state.

Now, wait a damn minute!! I thought Obama’s economic miracle had brought salvation to the country? Read the rest

Media Hypocrisy in Full Bloom »

Baltimore is burning, Baltimore police are battling rioters, baseball fans are trapped in Camden Yards Stadium afraid to leave the safe confines of the park, and where is the media? Doing an act of public fellatio on a lame duck President and celebrating their self-importance. The White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday provided the Wizard of Oz moment of revelation–the curtain was pulled back and we learned that the Great and Powerful Oz was a banal fraudster.

Never fear. These poseurs are back on air this morning pontificating and hectoring. Read the rest

Enough with The Transgender Obsession »

What is wrong with our country? Pretending that Transgender issues are one of the most important, transcending matters on the American policy plate is goddamn delusional. Now, I’m not saying that Transgender folks should be persecuted or shunned. Heavens no. You are what you are. I am very much in the libertarian camp on this. If that’s your thing, go for it.

Just don’t insist that I have to embrace or welcome you lifestyle. I can respect and tolerate, but stop shoving it in my face.

The uproar surrounding Bruce Jenner’s recent remarks hits a little close to home. I remind my wife that she made the right choice. Why? Back in October 1972, my then girl friend was a student at Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa. She was asked out on a date by Bruce Jenner, who was a student at that College. She declined the opportunity. Given the subsequent freak show that is Jenner’s life (complete with the Kardashian madness), I think she believes she made the right choice.

The vast majority of Americans are heterosexual. That’s a fact. Read the rest

Barack Obama, Thin Skinned Disgrace »

If you are watching the White House Correspondents Dinner you are witness to everything juvenile and immature about Barack Obama. His “speech” is shameful. You can tell that the criticism from Republicans and the press, what little there has been, has gotten under his skin. He has not a single self-deprecating bone in his body. He disgraced his Office tonight in a way that demonstrates what complete light weight he is. Talk about Junior Varsity. Read the rest

CIA versus DOD Drone Programs–Failure from Incompetence »

Very odd behavior by Barack Obama today with his announcement that a U.S. drone had killed U.S. hostages being held by Al Qaeda in Pakistan.

A U.S. drone strike in January targeting a suspected al Qaeda compound in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American and Italian being held hostage by the group, senior Obama administration officials said.

The killing of American development expert Warren Weinstein and Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto is the first known instance in which the U.S. has accidentally killed a hostage in a drone strike.

The mishap represents a major blow to the Central Intelligence Agency and its covert drone program in Pakistan, which President Barack Obama embraced and expanded after coming to office in 2009.

Several points to consider. Read the rest

Why the Passion for War with Iran and Russia? »

We have lost our minds and are under the control of the insane. And I don’t mean Barack Obama. He’s certainly part of the problem, but he is joined in this quest for conflict by Democrat and Republican leaders, prominent members of the Media and pundits of various ideological persuasions. Republican Senator John McCain, along with his office wife (i.e., the esteemed senior Senator from South Carolina, Lindsay Graham) trumpet the need to attack Iran and arm Ukraine. Add to their team other cheerleaders, such as John Bolton and Jack Keane. I bet you that Marco Rubio has himself a cute little Tom Tom. He’s beating his tiny war drum as part of his broader effort to portray himself as tough enough to be President.

Events are moving quickly on both Yemen and Russia. In Yemen it appears that Iran has brokered a deal between the Houthis and the Saudis. The Saudis have called a halt to their impotent air campaign and they have no means to launch a credible ground invasion of Yemen. The Houthis, for their part, continue to consolidate power in their part of Yemen. Breathless US media are reporting that the battle group led by the USS Roosevelt, an air craft carrier, is still lacking final guidance re Rules of Engagement for dealing with Iranian naval vessels. In other words, there is no Execution Order in place. Just a Deployment Order and a CONOPS waiting for final approval.

Things are a bit more worrisome with respect to Russia and the unwarranted bellicosity of the United States and Europe. The ignorance of the American public on these matters is truly shocking. Read the rest