Obama arrogantly assumed he had a cake walk when it came to foreign policy. With Bin Laden’s scalp hanging from his belt, Barack and his advisors were confident they could reverse the tradition of Democrats being portrayed in national campaigns as weak-assed surrender monkeys. That strategy appeared to be working until the new 9-11 Al Qaeda attack in Libya reminded Americans that Bin Laden’s death did not end the threat.

Obama and his team compounded the terrorist attack by lying–they insisted early on that this attack was not terrorism, rather, it was the reaction of over wrought muslims to a crude videotape portraying the Prophet Mohammed as a fool.

So now? Obama is starting to take fire from all sides. Let’s start with the mother of the State Department “communicator:”

In less than two weeks, the Obama team have alienated a woman who, initially, was inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt.

Then there are the parents of one of the SEALS who died in August 2011 when he and his team mates were shot from the sky during a night op in Afghanistan:

Nothing more dangerous than an angry, grieving parent. Obama’s got big troubles.

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Larry C. Johnson is a former analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, who moved subsequently in 1989 to the U.S. Department of State, where he served four years as the deputy director for transportation security, antiterrorism assistance training, and special operations in the State Department's Office of Counterterrorism. He left government service in October 1993 and set up a consulting business. He currently is the co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LLC (Business Exposure Reduction Group) and is an expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, and crisis and risk management, and money laundering investigations. Johnson is the founder and main author of No Quarter, a weblog that addresses issues of terrorism and intelligence and politics. NoQuarterUSA was nominated as Best Political Blog of 2008.
  • Karmo

    When does a person take resposibility when he knows he is in a dangeorus situation. (Ambassador). He had plenty of warning and could have made a decision to get his people out to Tripoli. I’m sure the two SEALS advised him that HE needed make a decisoin to get out of the coumpound because they did not have the right equipment of force to counter any attack. As a military advisor, I know I would have made it clear to the Ambassador. There is an Evasion Plan, Rat lines and contingency. This was never discussed let alone tried to be implemented. We lost great men here and their families need to focus on their lives and thank god they lived among them istead of worrying about what the White House knew. You can’t fight off an attack from the White House. This could have all been prevented if the Ambassador would have been reading the indcatos taking place in fron t of him. The rest of the story and how the information was recived and what actions were taken in D.C., is another story and plenty of people should be fired. Starting with Petreous, Clapper, Patrick Kenned DoS- DS and many others doesn the line to the national security advisor.

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  • http://lesstalkmoreactivism.blogspot.com/ Canaan

    What could explain the ridiculous video lie?

    Podhoretz at the NY Post writes that if Obama had said terrorism on 9/11/12, the nation would have rallied around him. So what was TO thinking?

    Maybe Egyptian President Morsi had checkmated Obama. Morsi was pushing the video lie to leverage street mobs in a power play against the U.S. (“the people’s anger and fury for their Faith is invariably predictable, often unstoppable.”) To justify caving to Morsi, Obama thought he had to link the video to the Benghazi murders, and not just the embassy riots in Egypt. So the Muslim Brotherhood is running our State Dept? That’s reverse colonization.

    Or maybe Obama’s goal is not just re-election, but to dismantle Counter-terrorism in a second term. For this, he needs his ‘Mission Accomplished’ fantasy intact. Saying terrorism on 9/11/12 would win a second term, but jeopardize his second term goals. Obama left the door open for Al Qaida to murder Ambassador Stevens. In a second term, he planned to leave the nation as vulnerable as the Benghazi consulate. Hopefully, that won’t happen now, no matter who wins. If it’s any consolation to this grieving mother, her son’s death may have saved many American lives.

    Whatever’s behind the video lie, two things are clear: (1) the truth is godawful, and (2) we’ll never get the truth from Team Obama. They are nothing but liars.

  • http://twitter.com/jbjdjbjd jbjd

    I hate to sound like a broken record but, it wasn’t Biden who determined he would be VP. Nor was it BO. It was all the people pulling the strings, including (but not limited to) Nancy Pelosi; Howard Dean; and Bill Clinton. None of this would have been possible without them.

    P.S. LJ wrote, “Nothing more dangerous than an angry, grieving parent.” I would just add “…unless she’s a lawyer.”



    if this is true, I am not sure how I feel about it.

    Good thing it was done because osama needed to be killed or captured and backtrack did not have the spine to have it done.

    Bad precedent set over riding a president

    • binky354

      Helen, Larry pretty much told us that – well, not specifically, but implied it, if I remember correctly.

    • stodghie

      helenek2 first he has to be a real president and that we don’t have.

  • Theymustbemorons

    I was wondering if the bodies of the four killed in Benghazi were returned to their families. Can’t find anything regarding “burial” or “funerals” for these folks. Are the bodies still in the government’s custody? Is that why the mother being interviewed by Cooper does not know how her son died? What about an autopsy? This story is like peeling a big smelly onion. Disgrace to the memory of the dead. 9-11-01 was the day thousands died and the Pentagon was attacked, the plane went down in Pennsylvania, and the Twins were destroyed in NYC. 9-11-12 is the day four patriots were murdered and American flags were pulled down and the flag of radical Islam was raised in its stead, at American embassies. On your head Obama. On your head.

    • elijahzabmom

      There is video of their flag drapped coffins.

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    a comment that should never be forgotten.


    • HELENK2
    • binky354

      I was wondering – what does everyone think that means?

      • HELENK2

        Another way of saying bureaucrats are the enemy.

        • HELENK2

          Lamb and Kennedy epitomize the ” Peter Principle” promoted to their own level of incompetence

          • Dave L.

            Another one of my favorite comments, Don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining !!!

  • Bill O’Reilly

    You Larry Johnson and the GOP are disgusting for politicizing these deaths. Romney was particularly was a moron for shooting his mouth off, without knowing the facts. He “shot first and aimed later”.
    You conveniently left out the comments of the mother of Sean Dougherty’s mother, who was not happy of Romney making the death of her son a political football.
    “I don’t trust Romney. He shouldn’t make my son’s death part of his political agenda. It’s wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama,” Barbara Doherty said.”

    It is far worse that Romney (as Larry Johnson) is making these death political than that it takes time to tell Pat Smith’s mother what exactly happened, given that an investigation is still on-going.
    It is also very ironic when the parents of a Seal (Vaughan) are all over FOX talking about Seal Team Six and their son, while at the same time complaining that there son was outted as being Seals. If these parents were really worried about their own safety, then why are they all over FOX. All politics all the time with some of these Seal people. They are either writing very public books or are in the public doing Ads in support of the GOP. A bunch of hypocrites.

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      If you would pull your head out of your cavernous ass you would have read than Doherty’s wife thanked Romney for the attention.

      And your boy, Obama, made it political and tried to pin his campaign on his dubious record of being coerced into going after Bin Laden. He is a coward and bully. No wonder you love him.

      • Bill O’Reilly

        You are so full of shit. Doherty thanked Romney? My ass. She sculled Romney for make this political and dragging out her son’s name on the stump. As the Romney campaign has done for just about everything, they have since backtracked and Romney stopped talking about her son.

        The only one politicizing of this has been Larry Johnson. You are so full of shit. In your very first post on this you also said that Steven’s was killed by a mob and his body dragged through the streets because of a movie. You told all muslims to go fuck themselves for that. Now you change your story. You have no honor. All politics all the time with you.

        • goober grape

          Doherty’s wife is not his mom, dumbass.

      • Hokma

        I am not sure of the legality of this “BIll O’Reilly” who is clearly using the name of a well known person and then posting comments that are intentionally misrepresentative.

        You may want to look into this and if it is a question of legality than you can delete all comments of his and responding to him and block him.

      • Dbb3

        How does it feel, Larry, going from Valerie and Joe Wilson’s great champion to Karl Rove’s little cabin boy publishing his tweet stream? You just can’t abide a nigger with a Presidential seal, can you?

    • FormerLib160

      Is that you, Stephanie Cutter?

      Buzz Off, You LOSER

    • binky354

      Talking about shooting first and aiming later? Obama holds the record for that!

    • MJP

      It is ludicrous to believe that the Obama administration didn’t know that the attacks in Benghazi had nothing to do with the so-called “disgusting video.”

      As a female and an American I would like to be able to speak my mind about the Muslim faith without fear of being thrown in jail like this hapless video-maker was.

      Congressman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina has asked for Secretary Rice to come before Congress under oath and tell where she got her information that the attack in Libya was caused by the video.

      You have bought into the mime that the Obama Administration has been trying to peddle, which is that Romney’s comments (however they reflected the
      American perspective on free speech) somehow further incited the violence in the ME.

      Obviously this is not so when Al-Qaeda takes credit for the fatal attack with hours and the crowds are chanting, “Obama, there are a billion Osamas!” and burning the president in effigy.

      If anything, Al-qaeda was reacting to Obama repeating over and over at his convention that Osama is dead, and Al-Qaeda is defeated.

      • HObama HObamanana

        Only an Obot with shit for brains from being up Obama’s ass could believe such tripe.

    • vinnie winkel

      And who was it that told this Administration to ‘shoot first’ with their assessment that the youtube video was the cause of the attack in Benghazi? anyone, anyone? Susan Rice and Jay ‘I-said-no-such-thing’ Carney should have their asses hauled into the stand to swear that they didn’t lie to the American people. My friends who work for the State Dept. are sent to hell holes all around the world and they expect their leaders to not throw them under the bus when it’s politically expedient to do so. Obama and Clinton saw an opportunity to jump on the youtube meme and spun their web of lies around the Benghazi attack. They didn’t want the American people to know that the death of Osama did not deter the hatred for the US in the middle east and the pesky fact that these people are a little pissed off at the droning of one of their own. A million more Osamas, that is their own words. Your guy can spew out “Osama is dead” so therefore the world is safe bs but Americans don’t want to be lied to about our security. Nice try making this about Romney. Your.guy.failed.

      • Bill O’Reilly

        Susan Rice and Jay Carney said a couple of days after the incident that based on the information at the time it looked like the Libyan consulate attack was a mob in reaction to the movie. Nothing wrong with that. That is in fact what Larry Johnson also said in his first post on this matter. Once more facts came out a few days later the adminstration did in fact say that it was more likely a planned terrorist attack. Not sure what your and Larry Johnson’s point is? It was Romney that shot first and then aimed later. He was busy spreading falsehoods about the Embassy in Cairo apologizing for the attacks. That was disgusting. He was attacking the Embassy employees in Cairo for politics while they were being attacked by a mob. Romney did not even know that the Tweet the Embassy sent out was sent out before the attacks even happened, so it was bad enough he called it an apology, but how do you apologize for the attacks that did not even happen yet? Now the GOP and Larry Johnson are fully politicizing these deaths and taking cheap shots.

        • HObama HObamanana

          Fuck off you worthless Obot. You actually support an Administration that has been caught lying to the citizens it is supposed to protect and serve about murders that that same Administration you support is responsible for due to their willful negligence and politicizing. So again, fuck off Obot! And I’m being polite.

        • elijahzabmom

          Lamb said she was following the event in real time. The streets were empty, State knew there was no protest.

        • goober grape

          There is everything wrong with that, because it was an outright lie. The
          Intercepted Phone Call That The Administration Relied Upon To Claim A “Protest” At Benghazi ALSO CONTAINED ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FROM AL QAEDA THAT THEY WOULD PROCEED WITH THE PLANNED ATTACK

    • http://lesstalkmoreactivism.blogspot.com/ Canaan

      “If these parents were really worried about their own safety, then why are they all over FOX.”

      It looks to me like the parents are making a very courageous decision not to hide from Al Qaida — in the name of their son. But if Team Obama wants to attack the parents of dead soldiers — then again, Pelosi did call for investigations of the 9/11 families during the Ground Zero Mosque dust-up.

  • http://www.projectweavers.com/ Matthew J. Weaver


    I think part of the problem today is that too many in government and especially in the media have no direct experience in the military or within their families. Too many chick hawks that love the neocon message or love to use the military but have no clue or appreciation for the risks and costs. Bumps in the road to Obama, props for political purposes.

    • Retired_from_SPOnaj

      Indeed. The CIA reached that conclusion in the late ’90s, called together a cross-section of Agency officers that had served in the military, and asked us how to recruit people like us. The result were officers like Mike Spann and others who died more recently in CIA service. I still have some dealings with the government, you can tell almost immediately those who have served in the military from those who have not.

      • HELENK2

        It is not just in the government where you can tell the difference between someone who has served in the military and someone who has not.
        There is a self awareness of those who served and a lot of common sense. They may not talk about their service, but you can see a difference

      • Popsmoke

        I am wondering who the real targets were in the first place?

  • elizabethrc

    Every lily livered liberal who supports Obama and his failed foreign policy should be made to sit in a room and watch all of the black and whites from the 1940’s that were made about WWII. Maybe some of the amazing patriotism, the coming together as a nation, and the values of respect. honesty and love of country might rub off on them.
    Many of these movies were, of course, propaganda, but of the absolute best kind. Americans supporting our troops beyond just saying the words.
    I remember, as a child, the ration books, the Victory garden my mother had, the blackout raids towns across America participated in, the wardens who came if a light shown through one of the blankets we put over the windows. Everyone was pointed in the same direction…protecting America.
    I also remember the day the war was over. My father drove us down town where happy chaos reigned. People in the streets, sailors everywhere, (I lived in a very military town in Virginia) it was like Mardi Gras.
    Has Obama engendered this sort of enthusiasm and patriotism in anything he’s done? Even the killing of Osama, possibly his only positive accomplishment , has the taint of his manipulations.
    America deserves better.

    • binky354

      Elizabeth, I think they should all be put through marine boot camp!

      • HObama HObamanana

        I’d be pleased as punch if they all got the boot.

      • elizabethrc

        I wonder how many liberals would make it through!

        • Dave L.

          Maybe 1% !! Maybe is a big word.

      • Dave L.

        None of these assholes could even make it to the haircut phase ! The notto, ” The Marines are looking for a few good men” the word men automatically lets these punks off the hook ..

    • Dave L.

      The Democratic National Convention should have been renamed, A Gathering of Assholes. These libtards are absolutely sickening.

  • Guest

    As a mother, this made me cry. As American citizens, we should all be angry.

  • Guest

    As a mother, this makes me sad. As American citizens, we should all be angry.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sandy-Larson-Gonzales/708649430 Sandy Larson- Gonzales

    amazingly sad

  • DianaLC

    Obama deserves big trouble. You don’t accept the highest office in the land and don’t become the Commander in Chief without taking the job seriously, working at it, and first of all, without having some experience and knowledge behind you that makes you qualified for the position. Obama is from the self-esteem generation. That means that he feels that based on his own innate gloriousness, he should get all the praise he believes he has coming to him without having to do anything to deserve it.
    My older son grew up studying wars–WWI, WWII, the Civil War–etc. He can talk about the strategies of all the famous generals. As a teenager, I used to laugh when he brought a new friend home. I always said to myself “Oh, another vicitim of WWII” because I knew the poor kid was going to be sitting beside the table for a while playing Axis and Allies whether he really wanted to or not.
    When he grew up, I wasn’t surprised that he joined the Navy. But I also wasn’t surprised that he did not want to be an officer or a career serviceman. He told me that from all his studying, he grew to know himself and that he realized he was more like me than he had originally thought he was. It was one thing to send “pretend” people off to die but quite another to have that responsibility for real people. He did not want that responsibility, he said.
    I am guessing my own son would have been a better POTUS than the one we have. Not only does he work at his job, but he understands always how he impacts those who work under him.
    My heart goes out to the parents who have lost their children in these terrorist wars. It’s hard to find even Schadenfreude in the troubles O is having over this.
    Just get him out of office and off my t.v. screen.

  • Popsmoke

    Sad just sad…