Wednesday, December 26, 2012

WHO'S THE DUDE WITH HIS ARM AROUND BARACK?


LOOKS LIKE IT WAS A....... HMMMMMM... BUMPY PLANE RIDE HOME!  MAYBE OBAMA'S JUST A LIL BUTT-SORE!

(Picture from Drudge Report this afternoon)

RAMBLINGS AND GRUMBLINGS


Christmas has come and gone, and I hope everyone has a wonderful and joyous one.  Our house was blessed with family and friends, lots of laughter and love – can’t get much better. 

I’ve been thinking about the coming year and trying to be optimistic, but it’s taking all my energy to even come close.  I’ve finally resigned myself to another four years of Obama’s destruction.  I think if I hear the words ‘fiscal cliff’ one more time my head will explode.  I think that’s where we are headed, and no matter what happens, Obama will blame the Republicans. 


I have a two-fold plan I would offer Boehner and the house.  Whatever Obama wants, we should bring it to a vote in the House – and ALL REPUBLICANS should  ‘ABSTAIN’.  Let the Democrats pass the bill alone so the consequences will occur without a single Republican vote.  The Dems would OWN IT finally.  It’s not much but it won’t enrage the base like caving to Obama would, and it COULD help us hold the House in 2014.  Lordy – if the Dems take back the House in two years, we will see Democrats Gone Wild!

The other part of my plan would be…. since Obama has said publically if he doesn’t get what he wants from the House, he will use his inaugural speech AND his state of the Union speech to blame the Republicans… BRING IT!  And the minute he starts in with the blame game they should en masse GET UP AND WALK OUT!  That would be the headline the next day – NOT the context of the speech – and the BSM (bull shit media) would be forced to cover the walkout.  It wouldn’t do much but make a statement, but it would bring the base to their feet cheering.  (At least THIS member of the base would have something to cheer about!)

That will get me through January 20th.

My long term advice to the Republicans:  It’s time to take the Democrat ‘machine’ seriously and to take a few pages from their playbook.  First – they will do anything to win…. But mainly they identify their most dangerous opponents and take ‘em out!  Look what they did to George Allen in Virginia, over a stupid ass word (macaca).  They have already started on Marco Rubio, because they see him as the biggest threat in 2016.  It’s time to start destroying the DEMOCRATS!  There is plenty of horsekrap to hang around Hillary’s neck – START NOW!  Same for Michelle Obama, because I seriously think SHE may run in ’16.  Yeah – makes you wanna puke – right?  We need to identify the up and coming Dems and take them OUT!  Romney held back and by the time he seriously got in the game, Obama’s team had identified him as a murdering (killed the lady with cancer) rich white guy who hated dogs and didn’t care about the middle class (because of HIS stupid comment in a private setting about the ‘47% being lost to him already).  The Dems say stupid shit all the time – WE HAVE TO PASS THE BILL TO SEE WHAT’S IN IT comes immediately to mind – I had no idea how completely true THAT one was.

Just a few rambling thoughts for the coming year.  We should pray DAILY for the health of the SCOTUS judges, especially Scalia. The high court is a disaster waiting to happen if Obama gets four MORE appointments.  We should also pray that the Republicans in the House and Senate grow a set…. women, too.  It would also be nice if they would remember why they are there!




Friday, December 21, 2012

MY JACK REACHER!

I'm a Lee Child fan - have been since the first of his books I read.  I love his recurring character - Jack Reacher.  A new movie entitled 'Jack Reacher' is set for release today.  Tom Cruise is playing the title character.

This is possibly the worse casting decision EVER to come out of Hollywood.

Reacher is a 6'-5" tall solid hunk of muscle, a former hard core MP.  Tom Cruise is an over-the-hill character actor, 5'-7" tall - I can't wait to see him head-butt an a bad guy!  The entire rest of the cast must be midgets - or they had to shoot this movie from a gopher hole or a high rise platform to make Cruise look like a serious hunk.  Lee Child has written series of Reacher books (he's been my favorite author for a long time), and I'm sure Cruise is hoping this movie will turn him into the next James Bond (without the cars and accessories, as Reacher only travels with a toothbrush).  On the other hand......



My Jack Reacher............ John Cena... ALL    DAY    LONG!


N.C. TEA PARTY PAC RAFFLING AN AR-15


ASHEVILLE, N.C. NBC-17 News

An Asheville chapter of the Tea Party is offering North Carolina residents a chance to win a rifle similar to that which was reportedly used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.  The Asheville Tea Party posted the raffle for a DPMS Panther Oracle AR-15 to its website Monday.  The raffle, which includes two 30-round clips and a carrying case,  is only available to residents of North Carolina and winners must be able to pass all required background checks.  According to a spokesman for the ATP, this raffle was planned prior to the shootings in Newtown, CT.

President Obama is actively supporting the reinstatement of the 1994 assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004. 

Why is it – when there is a tragedy involving guns, such as the Newtown massacre, the left rushes to take the guns away from the people who didn’t commit the crime?


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

NO DAMN WONDER HILLARY FAINTED!



AP:  The leaders of an independent panel that blamed systematic State Department management and leadership failures for gross security lapses in the deadly Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya will explain their findings to Congress on Wednesday.

The two most senior members of the Accountability Review Board  - retired Ambassador Thomas Pickering and a former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, Adm. Mike Mullen - are set to testify behind closed doors before the House and Senate foreign affairs committees on the classified findings of their harshly critical report.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was to have appeared at Thursday's hearing but canceled after fainting and sustaining a concussion last week while recovering from a stomach virus that dehydrated her. Clinton is under doctors' orders to rest.

Geez – I’d faint, too!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

BEND OVER AND GRAB'EM


My local newspaper, the Raleigh News & Observer, started a series on Sunday about what might be called unintended consequences of Obamacare.  Look around your town - has the sign on the outside of your doctor's office changed in the last two years?  Is he/she now affiliated with a local or regional hospital?  Here in the triangle area there is a huge competition between Duke Medical Center and UNC Chapel Hill Memorial hospital to suck up a variety of small practices and bring them under the big umbrella of the university's medical system.  Even the mammoth REX Hospital in Raleigh is now listed as part of UNC Health Care.

This is more evident in the rural areas.  For instance, my parents live in a town with a population well under 2,000.  There are three doctors there - two are practically dead but haven't fallen over - the other one is a young family man who moved there from Montana (geezus he must have been LOST).  The three practices all take Medicare/Medicaid and between them and the little 44-bed hospital that's been there forever, medical care for the townspeople has been very available and very reasonably priced.  Last spring, the signs on the hospital and the doctors' offices changed to include the word 'VIDANT'.  All four medical facilities are now part of the greater East Carolina University Medical system, the largest medical facility east of I-95.  Why?  My mom asked her doctor.  His one-word answer:  MONEY.  

  • “Prices are increasing, often for no other reason than the sign on the door changed,” said [a] spokesman for America’s Health Insurance Plans, a trade group representing the insurance industry.
  • Here’s why: Medicare and private insurers pay more for outpatient care – which includes an allowed facility fee for hospital infrastructure – than for the same procedure in a doctor’s office, which cannot charge a facility fee. A hospital can increase revenue by acquiring a practice and changing the billing to outpatient. Or the hospital can simply convert its doctors’ offices to hospital facilities.
Do the math.  By being part of a 'hospital' system, which can charge more for procedures in addition to the facility fee, costs to the patient have more than doubled.  This will cause a necessary rise in private AND government insurance costs.  I mean - who is the government going to pass these increases along to?  Look for your Medicare premiums to skyrocket.  Look for your private insurance premiums to ..... skyrocket.  Mom's doctor also told her he got his insurance payments WEEKS faster being part of VIDANT than he did as a private practice. You can't blame the doctors - it's about survival.

What if...... the federal government had never gotten into the health care business.

Here's the link to the first article [which, BTW was on page A1 of the Sunday paper ABOVE THE FOLD] in this series:

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/12/15/2547121/doctors-join-hospitals-and-prices.html#storylink=misearch



Saturday, December 15, 2012

JABBA THE HUTT SAYS OBAMA SHOULD 'EXPLOIT' THE NEWTOWN MASSACRE FOR STRONGER GUN CONTROL LAWS



A veteran Democratic lawmaker believes the nation will go along with stronger gun control laws if President Obama “exploits” the Newtown, Conn., tragedy and nudges Congress to action.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who represents portions of New York City, said he was encouraged by Mr. Obama’s statement on Friday afternoon that the mass shooting, which claimed the lives of 20 young children, requires “meaningful action” by Congress, but hopes those words turn into concrete legislation.

Mr. Nadler was asked whether the Newtown tragedy could be the turning point in many Democrats’ longstanding struggle to enact stronger gun laws.

“I think we will be there if the president exploits it, and otherwise we’ll go on to the next” incident, Mr. Nadler said.

DISGUSTING FATASS PIECE OF SHIT NADLER SPOUTING THE DEMOCRAT 'THEOLOGY' OF EXPLOITATION DURING A HEARTBREAKING CRISIS.  

THIS CRISIS MAY NOT BE THE TURNING POINT NADLER WANTS IN THE DEMOCRATS' PUSH TO TAKE AWAY OUR GUNS!  I FOR ONE WILL BE GETTING A CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT ASAP!


Friday, December 14, 2012

HORROR IN CONNECTICUTT



Dozens dead........... mostly children..... there is not justification...... no excuse.... no REASON for such tragedy.  Guns didn't do this........ an insane man did this... I will never understand - I DON'T WANT TO UNDERSTAND... I want it to go away!!!!!!! I want it NOT to have happened.

God bless the little children...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

GOOD NEWS FOR A CHANGE - ABOUT A SELFISH 2 %er



This article was in the Raleigh N&O this past Monday, and it’s one that will make you smile.

Late last summer, UNC Hospitals ear, nose and throat nurse Katie Sams was talking by phone to her husband, Alex, a U.S. Army reservist serving at Camp Leatherneck in southern Afghanistan, and noticed that he had nasal congestion.

“He said they’d had a lot of sandstorms, and he was having trouble breathing because so much had gotten into his nose and sinuses,” she said.

The next day, she emailed Dr. Brent Senior, an ENT surgeon she works with, asking whether he thought the sales rep for the sinus rinse kits they used at the hospital might have a few extras they could send to the soldiers in Alex’s unit.

Dr. Senior was going to be seeing the CEO of a California company that made the kits (NeilMED) a few days later and mentioned what his nurse had asked about.  Next thing you know, Katie and her boss are the middle ‘men’ in a $2 million dollar program for NeilMED to donate as many as 100,000 sinus wash kits and 100,000 bottles of a nasal-moisturizing gel spray to troops in dusty Afghanistan, Iraq and other duty stations overseas.

Read more – it’s a very heart-warming story:
http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/12/09/2535727/gift-to-troops-dust-free-sinuses.html#storylink=misearch

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

LET THE DEMOCRATS GO OVER THE FISCAL CLIFF ALONE!

I've been listening to Rush today, he said something that makes 100% sense - politically, economically and fiscally:  ALL REPUBLICANS SHOULD VOTE 'PRESENT' ON OBAMA'S TAX INCREASE.  FORCE THE DEMOCRATS TO RAISE TAXES ON THEIR OWN!  

Think of it.  If Boehner caves, the base will abandon ship and stay home in 2014 and the Democrats will retake the House.  That would be a disaster.

But a vote of 'present' is NOT a yes vote.  The Democrats will all vote FOR the increases. LET THE ASSHATS OWN IT!

Write Rep. Boehner and tell him not to cave - to vote 'PRESENT!  Look at all the years it worked for Obama!

Here's where to send Boehner an email, if you don't live in his district:

http://boehner.house.gov/contact/




PHONE SEX


Sorry - the devil made me so this!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

THOSE NASTY RICH PEOPLE!


Just a word to those liberals out there gnashing their teeth to raise taxes on the job creators in this country.  Corporations do NOT pay taxes – they are NOT people.  People pay taxes.  And when taxes are raised on these ‘people’ they are ALWAYS passed on to the consumer.  That would be your average Walmart shopper or automobile driver or grocery shopper. 

California just voted to raise THEIR OWN taxes on the high earners.  Now who do you think voted for that one?  The high earners?  Seriously? 

Rich folks got there one of two ways:  they inherited wealth (the Kennedy clan) or they EARNED it (Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Sam Walton).  BTW - wealth isn’t taxed – only earnings.  The Kennedy’s probably pay less tax than Joe the Plumber.  When the government raises taxes on the job creators (Gates, Jobs, Walton) they have two choices:  pass that increase down the supply chain, which raises consumer prices – or – reduce their operating expenses (i.e. close stores, reduce labor costs).  The SMALL businesses don’t have the wiggle room of the large corporations.  The Pizzeria owner will opt not to hire new workers.  Why should he grow his business, increase his income, move into a higher tax bracket, and pay more money to the government.  Why would the mom and pop who have been in the HVAC business for years hire more technicians so they can meet the consumer demands, and cross the magic threshold where they are required to provide Obamacare?  They will opt not to grow.

Circle back to California.  There is an article by Ben Feldman suggesting that Jobs are NOT leaving California.

“the evidence indicates that most of the jobs lost in recent years did not move outside the state as much as they simply vanished during an unusually tough downturn in the business cycle.”

Ben – why is there a downturn in the business cycle?  Could it BE government regulation and higher taxes?  The headline on Breitbart two days ago reads:

 California State Controller John Chiang has announced that total state revenue for the month of November 2012 fell $806.8 million, or 10.8%, below budget.

Democrats thought they could hammer “the rich” by convincing voters to pass Proposition 30 to create the highest state income tax in the nation. But it now appears that high income earners have already “voted with their feet” by moving themselves and their businesses out of state, resulting in over $1 billion shortfall in corporate and income taxes last month and the beginning of a new financial crisis.  

We have a president, who has never held a private sector job, let alone run a business, and who has apparently never taken Economics 101, hell bent and determined to turn the entire country into California.  There are ‘pretend’ negotiations going on in Washington to avoid a fiscal catastrophe on January 1. President Obama is so involved and focused on these negotiations that he’s leaving for a $1BILLION dollar Christmas vacation in Hawaii (Dec. 17 – Jan. 6, 21 days worth). 


I hope YOU enjoy your Christmas vacation, too.  Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night.




Friday, December 7, 2012

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION COMING UP IN FEBRUARY



Could this be more appropriate?



THE SIXTEENTH AMENDMENT

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

 It was ratified on February 3, 1913.


The following October, the Revenue Act of 1913 was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson.  The Act also provided for the reinstitution of a federal income tax… But less than 1% of the population paid FEDERAL income taxes.

The incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a one percent federal tax.  Further, the measure provided a progressive tax structure, meaning that high income earners were required to pay at higher rates.

It would require only a few years for the federal income tax to become the chief source of income for the government…




Source:  Wikipedia

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

'TIS THE SEASON


I happened to be in the car this morning listening to Glenn Beck when a man called in to talk about the hypocrisy of Obama taking a $4 MILLION dollar vacation - three weeks in Hawaii this Christmas.  The man said he and his wife both worked but they were classified as poor.  They had 2 kids living at home and got NO government assistance.  Said he didn't WANT any.

Their oldest child was married and living in Atlanta and had had this man's FIRST GRANDCHILD on Thanksgiving Day.  He said he and his wife had to make a very hard decision when the child was born:  Spend $400 to drive to Atlanta to see this baby.... or forgo the trip because they needed the $400 to pay their bills.  He wasn't complaining that he couldn't go see the new grandbaby.  He was angry that he was paying taxes for the king and queen to travel literally like royalty.  I had to pull into a parking lot because I was crying so hard I couldn't see to drive.

This is America.... MY America.  If I had been able to get the man's address I would have sent him the money.  Happily, Beck is sending him the $400.  I weep at the pride in that new grandfather's voice - pride that he was not on the dole.  What has happened to our national pride? 

Out.



Friday, November 30, 2012

MULTIPLY CLOSES DOWN AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT


Today’s a sad day for me – a social networking site I’ve been on for several years is closing down at midnight tonight.  It started in 2004, about the same time Facebook his the scene and it just never took off like FB, which I never understood because it has a fantastic format.  I had been on Yahoo360 and when it announced it was closing down a crowd of folks I’d come to know all migrated to Multiply and we’ve been there for nearly five years.  Multiply was an upgrade of 360, with more emphasis on blogging and media sharing.  It was free, or you could pay $20/year for a ‘premium’ account and not have the ad banners on your page.  I met more wonderful people there and when the closing was announced, everyone began to scurry around looking for another site to land on.

One of the Multiply guys and his wife created a new site called ANOTHERBLOGSPOT, and many have gone there.  They’ve done this on their own time and out of the goodness of their heart, and it improves all the time.  I think 90% of their members are Multiply immigrants.  The format is a cross between Multiply and Facebook, and the developers are always open to suggestions on how to make it better.  It’s open to everyone so feel free to check it out.

Lots of people went to Blogster, and a few went to Ipernity.  I came here to blogger/blogspot a couple of years ago because they had a provision for adult content, which Multiply would close you down for.  I love the format here but I miss the social interaction/chat features of the other networking sites.  But Blogger has so many interesting, funny and thoughtful writers that I will be HERE until they close this down.  Blogger also doesn’t have the pervs and stalkers the social sites seem to attract and that’s a huge plus!

So today marks the end of a fun run with some fantastic people.  Best wishes to each and every one of the friends and acquaintances I’ve met along the way.

*Clink*

Mid-December update:  Multiply is still open without explanation, but many members migrated to other social blogging sites before the December 1 deadline.  My guess is they were unable to separate the blogging/social side from their 'marketplace' clients... velly interesting.....

End of January, 2013..... still up and running... shame so many users jumped ship when the closing was announced in September

February 24, 2013:  Still going wide open - I hope they have changed their minds!




Tuesday, November 27, 2012

LET'S HEAR IT FOR SEQUESTRATION!



Sequestration was never intended to be good fiscal policy. It was never intended to be policy, period. When Congress passed the Budget Control Act in 2011, they formed the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, more commonly known as the Super Committee, to cut nearly a trillion dollars from the federal budget. Sequestration – a fancy word for painful cuts to every area of the 2013 budget – was a failsafe in case Super Committee negotiations broke down.

The plan was simple: By passing sequestration into law, Congress was creating a deterrent against its own gridlock. The law was so unpalatable to both sides – Democrats wanting to avoid cuts to social programs, and Republicans wanting to safeguard defense spending – that theoretically, everyone would negotiate in good faith to avoid it. [1]

The Super Committee was a super failure, as probably was the intention.  They could barely agree on where people would sit at the table.
 
Under sequestration, an amount of money equal to the difference between the cap set in the Budget Resolution and the amount actually appropriated is "sequestered" by the Treasury and not handed over to the agencies to which it was originally appropriated by Congress. In theory, every agency has the same percentage of its appropriation withheld in order to take back the excessive spending on an "across the board" basis. However, Congress has chosen to exempt certain very large programs from the sequestration process (for example, Social Security and certain parts of the Defense budget), and the number of exempted programs has tended to increase over time -- which means that sequestration would have to take back gigantic shares of the budgets of the remaining programs in order to achieve the total cutbacks required, virtually crippling the activities of the unexempted programs. [2]

Congress, by setting up the Super Committee, absolved themselves, except for these 12, of having to make tough decisions on spending cuts with a huge election less than a year away.  I hate the expression ‘kick the can down the road’ but that is exactly what this committee did.  Now it’s time to pay the piper.  As things stand today, if Congress does nothing with less than 35 days until the end of the year, $1.2 TRILLION dollars will be cut automatically from the federal budget.  That’s about a 10% cut across the board.  All programs except Social Security and a few things on the Dept of Defense list will feel the cuts.  Now this SOUNDS like a lot, but….. we have until 2021 to realize this ‘cut’.

The entire REPUBLICAN PARTY campaigned on CUTTING SPENDING.   Well duh -  what is the flipping problem? 

The Bush era tax cuts will go.  And the FICA payroll tax will again be withheld from everyone’s salary.  Well, dudes and dudettes, guess what.  FICA is the ONLY funding source for Social Security and Medicare.  Zip, zero, nada has gone in to THAT for the last two years – and both Medicare and SSI have been on a slippery slope for a couple of decades.  These tax INCREASES can be fiddled with by Congress if they so desire, but Mr. Owebama has said he would veto anything that didn’t include raising taxes on the top 2% of wage earners, so we are probably at a Mexican standoff on that.  As an aside, those 2% of the vile, selfish ‘rich’ employ 40+% of the WORKING public.  When they have to pay more in tax on their earnings, in addition to meeting the requirements of Obamacare…. Well – please raise your hand if you think they will be hiring.  ....waiting...... waiting....... OK - Those with your hands in the air are either stupid or ignorant. (There IS a difference).

I WELCOME SEQUESTRATION!  Bring it!  It will do what our Congress is unable, incapable, and unwilling to do – and that is CUT FEDERAL SPENDING!

Elections have consequences.  OWEbama won.  It's HIS move - we do NOT have to start giving away the family silver because of it.  We ran on cutting spending.  If we sit real still and wait.... the spending cuts will be automatic. 

WHO IS GONNA BLINK FIRST.



APPARENTLY DISGUST IS NO LONGER A CONSIDERATION FOR BLASPHEMY


A painting that features President Obama posed as Jesus Christ crucified on  is on display at a community college art gallery in Boston.



The painting is called “Truth” – and shows the president with his arms outstretched. A crown of thorns rests on his head.

It was originally supposed to debut nearly four years ago at New York City’s Union Square. But that event was cancelled due to public outrage.

APPARENTLY OUR OUTRAGE NO LONGER MATTERS…… THIS IS DISGUSTING BEYOND WORDS!  I have a suggestion where that crown of thorns belongs!

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/painting-depicts-obama-as-crucified-christ.html

WHY WE VOTED....






We Americans got so tired of being thought of as dumbasses by the rest of the world that we went to the polls this November and removed all doubt.

Monday, November 26, 2012

MOURNING IS OVER… MORNING IS HERE




 We as a nation are being taken to the woodshed by of all things – PRAVDA!  How is it that the Russian press can see so clearly what our own press cannot?  Could it be because they’ve been there, done that?

Obama has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society and he is ready to continue his lies of less taxes while he raises them. He gives speeches of peace and love in the world while he promotes wars as he did in Egypt, Libya and Syria. He plans his next war is with Iran as he fires or demotes his generals who get in the way.

President Vladimir Putin could never have imagined anyone so ignorant or so willing to destroy their people like Obama much less seeing millions vote for someone like Obama. They read history in America don't they? Alas, the schools in the U.S. were conquered by the Communists long ago and history was revised thus paving the way for their Communist presidents. Obama has bailed out those businesses that voted for him and increased the debt to over 16 trillion with an ever increasing unemployment rate especially among blacks and other minorities.  All the while promoting his agenda.

It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee. 

For the immediate future, the Senate ‘leader’, Harry Reid, is intent on shutting down all semblance of debate.  The Republicans there may as well go home for two years and save the taxpayers some money.

And we have a House of Representatives that is nothing more than butt boys (and girls) for Obama.  This president will continue to blame all his failures on them regardless of what they do.  If they don’t give him his tax plan (LMAO – i.e. raise taxes on the producers) by blocking action, a gazillion taxes will kick in in January, WORKING Americans will have a krap fit, the economy will tank, and the Republicans will be blamed by Obama and his lackeys in the media.  On the other hand, if they agree to Obama’s demands – the economy WILL tank and the Republicans will be rightly blamed, campaigned against vigorously in 2014, will go down in flames and the Democrats will again control the House – 2006 redux. 

The problem, as PRAVDA says, is more long term.  We have an ignorant electorate that cannot see past the next entitlement check.  They don’t care that this country is becoming a krap sandwich.  Obama will continue to print money and buy their adoration.  The electorate is ignorant because we have an education system in this country that’s a complete joke.  We are not ‘teaching’ kids…. we are indoctrinating them.  Ask any (public) elementary school child who they voted for in November 6 and most will tell you Obama.  Used to be, school elections gave a good indication of how the voting would go BECAUSE KIDS HEARD THEIR PARENTS TALKING ABOUT WHO THEY WERE VOTING FOR AND DID LIKEWISE.  Now, even first graders are being told by their teachers how wonderful the liberal guy is, what he’s going to ‘give’ them, and how mean the conservatives are, and they vote accordingly. 

We are not going to take our country back without first taking our schools back.  Parents today have abdicated their parental responsibilities to government run schools.  Three meals a day, after-school child care, a disciplinary system that’s a joke, and textbooks that do NOT teach the true history of this country, let alone economics and how freedom works for all.  The long term solution for what ails America lies ultimately at the feet of parents, who are raising the next generation of leaders. 

It’s morning, people – and the clock is running.

http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/19-11-2012/122849-obama_soviet_mistake-0/





Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

WHO SAYS AMERICANS ARE STUPID II

THE TOUGHEST BRIDGE IN THE WORLD..... BEEN AROUND A LONG TIME...

As an aside..... are we still teaching math and reading comprehension in schools these days?

 

HERE’S YOUR WELCOME WAGON BASKET AND A LINK TO SANTA CLAUS!




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The links below will lead you to official government websites describing a range of assistance programs.

Official website with information on all available federal benefit programs. (English version - Spanish version)

Official website for Medicare, the health insurance program for people 65 years of age or older or who have specific disabilities.

Official website for Medicaid, the joint federal/state medical care program for low-income people.

Official website for the Social Security Administration. (English version - Spanish version)

Social Security information available in foreign languages.

Information on Supplemental Security Income benefits for aliens.

Information on the Food Stamp Program for low-income families.

A website containing links to available federal information in other languages.

Information on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program.

Information on access to federal benefits and services for immigrant survivors of domestic violence.


WHAT A COUNTRY!

http://www.welcometousa.gov/Government_benefits/default.htm


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Monday, November 19, 2012

WHO SAYS AMERICANS ARE STUPID?


"The biggest argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter."  Winston Churchill



Saturday, November 17, 2012

PRAY FOR OUR MILITARY



I have a friend in the Navy, stationed on the USS Iwo Jima.  It WAS headed for home port Norfolk and fathers of the sailors were invited to join their sons/daughters on board for the last couple of days into port.  They were to be flown out to board the vessel.  Don’t know if this is SOP but I think it’s really cool.

My friend’s father got an email today.  The boarding/visit has been cancelled.

The Iwo Jima – and it’s crew , including the 26th MEU (with their assorted helicopters and Harriers) - has been ordered to ‘a new location – term:  indefinite’.  I can only guess where.  I also assume this isn’t classified, since the partents have been notified.

I fear things are about to get really ugly really fast.

Friday, November 16, 2012

SCANDAL? HELL YES! DON'T SCREW WITH THE GENERAL!


http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/11/16/scandal-petraeus-breaks-from-obama-terrorism-from-the-start/

“Petraeus apparently made clear to Congressional lawmakers this [11/16/12] morning that the CIA deemed the attacks against the Benghazi consulate in Libya on September 11th, 2012 to have been terrorism within hours of the event.  This estimate was then, according to Petraeus, altered by someone with direct ties to the Obama  White House and then later repeatedly communicated to the American public by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice days after the attacks.  Ambassador Rice and the Obama White House repeated the claim the Benghazi Massacre was the result of an unknown YouTube video – despite, according to this mornings closed door hearing, their own CIA Director telling them otherwise.”

The ‘intelligence community’ cannot seem to figure out just who exactly changed the administration talking points before Susan Rice was sent out to lie. 

*Waving my hand*  I KNOW!  I KNOW!  You have to be blind to NOT know that it was Obama’s re-election campaign – DAVID AXELROD, et al – was the one who changed the dialog.

Ask yourself this:  Why was SUSAN FRIGGING RICE – the ambassador to the United Nations – a woman totally incompetent and a woman who has missed 75% of ALL U.N. meetings where her presence would have been MANDATORY had she been anyone other than an Obama suck-up… - a woman who was NOT in the chain of events for the debacle in Banghazi – WHY IN THE HELL WAS SHE SENT OUT TO TOOT THE VIDEO HORN???  Obama answered that one in his presser yesterday, peeps.  She was sent out at the behest of…………… YOU GOT IT!  The White House!  She has zip, zero, nada to do with this attack - so that tells me she was the only sucker willing to go out and lie for Barack.  (BTW - her qualifications for being U.N. Ambassador are:  She's black, she attended Harvard, and she's knows Obama.  

AND WHY THE VIDEO STORY???  Geezus - work with me here!  Obama was in Charlotte at the DNC just a week before this attack chanting:  GM IS ALIVE AND AL QAEDA IS ON THE RUN!   GM IS ALIVE AND AL QAEDA IS ON THE RUN!   GM IS ALIVE AND AL QAEDA IS ON THE RUN!  

Well Hello, you dumb P.O.S.  Al Qaeda is NOT on the run - they are on the frigging ATTACK!  But we have to lie and cover this up!  It's the election, you know - we can't tell the sheeple that Al Qaeda is alive and well and killing Americans in Benghazi!


“David Petraeus abruptly resigned just days after the 2012 election.  Was his own personal scandal the leverage the White House was using to force his compliance to go along with their version of the Benghazi Massacre?  Perhaps.  Certainly the timing is suspect – as is so much that relates to this Obama White House.”

Thank you, General - for attempting to reclaim your honor... while facing political blackmail from the administration - from assholes who knew of your indiscretion (you dumb SHIT!) and blackmailed YOU, General, into blowing the Administration horn....... blackmailed YOU until you caved.  Thank you for trying to come clean before Congress.  Do NOT stand down, General.  Ever!

Who changed Petraeus' assessment from 'a terrorist attack' to 'it was the video'???

Whoever it was............ is guilty of crimes against the state.  Heads should roll.  And the Liar-in-Chief........ is guilty of murder!

http://mrctv.org/videos/king-petraeus-said-cias-talking-points-were-edited-play-down-terrorism







Thursday, November 15, 2012

WHAT PART OF ‘BENGHAZI IS A VAST COVER-UP’ IS SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND!




ON THE NIGHT OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2012, AS THE ATTACK WAS ON-GOING – BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA WAS ASLEEP!  DAVID PETRAUS WAS AT A PRIVATE SHOWING OF THE MOVIE ‘ARGO’.  LEON PANETTA GAVE THE ORDER TO ‘STAND DOWN’.  GENERAL CARTER HAM [ARFICOM COMMANDER] REFUSED!  HAM WAS RELIEVED OF COMMAND BY HIS ‘SECOND’ A MINUTE LATER‼‼

FFS PEOPLE!  THIS WAS A TERROR ATTACK AND IT WAS KNOWN TO BE ONE 50 MINUTES AFTER IT STARTED!

AMBASSADOR STEVENS WAS INVOLVED IN ARMING THE MILITANTS IN LIBYA.  HE WAS A LIABILITY TO OBAMA.  HE DIED.  ALONG WITH A FELLOW STATE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE AND TWO FORMER NAVY SEALS!

THIS IS A COVER-UP THAT MAKES WATERGATE LOOK LIKE A PURSE SNATCHING!  WHY ARE WE AFRAID TO DEMAND THE TRUTH!!!!

http://reidsright.blogspot.com/2012/11/mangled-timeline-stray-facts-suitable.html



THE NEW SURVIVAL PLAN....




One business owner has come up with his own way of surviving the implementation of Obamacare. 

John Metz, the owner of 48 Denny’s restaurants will be adding a 5% ‘Obamacare’ surcharge to each customer’s tab.  He is also reducing the wait staff to 30 hours a week. 
Elections have consequences.  I like what this man is choosing to do.  MORE private business owners need to follow suit by adding a surcharge and calling it what it is – the increased expense of doing business BECAUSE of Obamacare.  

The cost of doing business is nearly always passed on to the consumer in the form of higher prices, but these increases are never spelled out – they just happen.  Now, with the surcharge explained, maybe it will open some eyes.  People DO understand their pocketbooks!  And this IS the cost of that free healthcare people voted for!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

THE MAN WHO WOULD BE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE...

THE HUSBAND

John Kerry is married to Teresa Heinz Kerry [1995 – present, widow of Sen. John Heinz III, R-PA], a half billionaire, whom he married even though she was five years older than him – a practice which, while not unheard of, is certainly highly uncommon for a man who was in his 50s. And before that, he was married to his first wife, Julia Thorne [1970 – 1988, divorced/annulled], who, according to press reports, had a similarly huge fortune of over $100 million.



THE NAVAL WAR HERO

Attempting to bolster their accusations that Kerry misrepresented slight injuries to win Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star, the [Viet Nam Veterans for Truth] cite a March 13, 1969, incident for which the young lieutenant was decorated.

Two injuries – a small bruise on his right arm and a minor injury to his buttocks – won Kerry his Third Purple Heart and a trip home. However, the vets say, the wound to his buttocks was self-inflicted and should never have received Purple Heart consideration.

While Kerry claims the injury came from shrapnel from an underwater mine, Larry Thurlow, an officer on shore with Kerry that day, insists the wound was the result of Kerry’s decision to throw a concussion grenade into a rice pile. The “shrapnel,” he says, was actually rice pellets.

Sworn statements of those present say there was no hostile fire involved in this incident for which Kerry received his third Purple Heart and the coveted Bronze Star.
Once again, the vets insist there was no hostile fire involved, and, again, they say, Kerry’s very minor wound was self-inflicted.

According to the vets’ account, Kerry, Navy Lt. William Schachte, and an enlisted man were on a whaler.  “Seeing movement from an unknown source, the sailors opened fire on the movement,” the letter says. “There was no hostile fire. When Kerry’s rifle jammed, he picked up an M-79 grenade launcher and fired a grenade at a nearby object. This sprayed the boat with shrapnel from Kerry’s own grenade, a tiny piece of which embedded in Kerry’s arm.”  Upon examining Kerry’s injury, Dr. Lewis Letson says he asked Kerry why he was there.  Kerry reportedly told him he had been wounded by hostile fire. Letson removed the tiny fragment with tweezers and placed a Band-Aid over the scratch.

The next morning, Kerry went to see Division Commander Grant Hibbard to ask for the Purple Heart.



THE WAR PROTESTER

On the campaign trail [2004], presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry regularly boasts about his Vietnam War combat experience, which earned him three purple hearts, plus the silver and bronze stars.



But the Massachusetts Democrat doesn't much discuss what he did after returning home, when he became a much-celebrated organizer for one of America's most radical anti-war groups and rubbed shoulders with the likes of 'Hanoi' Jane Fonda and former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark.

As a rising star with Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Kerry attended a February 1971 seminar bankrolled by Fonda, who was the group's most prominent booster. Watching 125 self-proclaimed Vietnam veterans testify at a Detroit Howard Johnson's about atrocities committed by U.S. forces, the man who would be president later said he found the accounts shocking and irrefutable…

Even the most famous POW of all, Sen. John McCain, later revealed that his North Vietnamese captors used reports about the Kerry-led protest to taunt him and his fellow prisoners.

A few years later the ambitious Democrat found that his book documenting the celebrated peace protest had become something of a political liability.



"Suddenly, copies of ["The New Soldier"] became unavailable and even disappeared from libraries," one old-time Massachusetts hand told The New American Magazine in May.


THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.  [9/2/2003 in South Carolina as he kicks off his campaign for the White House]

In September 2003, Kerry implied that voting against wartime funding bills was equivalent to abandoning the troops.

"I don't think any United States senator is going to abandon our troops and recklessly leave Iraq to whatever follows as a result of simply cutting and running," he said.
Then, in October 2003, a year after voting to support the use of force in Iraq, Kerry voted against an $87 billion supplemental funding bill for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. He did support an alternative bill that funded the $87 billion by cutting some of President Bush's tax cuts.

But when it was apparent the alternative bill would not pass, he decided to go on record as not supporting the legislation to fund soldiers.

Kerry complicated matters with his now infamous words, "I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it."

On Wednesday, he acknowledged that his explanation of his Iraq war votes was "one of those inarticulate moments."


'Reporting for duty - DNC, 2004'


THE SENATOR

"You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq." [11/1/2006 to students in California]





Tuesday, November 13, 2012

WE THE FRIGGING PEOPLE!




TEXAS GETS THE REQUIRED SIGNATURES (25,000 IN 30 DAYS) TO SECEDE FROM THE UNION!  THE WHITE HOUSE WILL REVIEW THE PETITION AND REPLY!  ROFLMAO!

As an aside - Gov. Rick Perry is opposed.

C'mon, TARHEELS!  Go sign OUR petition!  geez... we are at 21,000+  I can't believe Texas beat us!

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/peacefully-grant-state-north-carolina-withdraw-united-states-and-create-its-own-new-government/rx1KDYTs

http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2012/11/the-petition-to-let-texas-secede-from-the-u-s-to-be-reviewed-by-the-white-house/

White House ‘secede’ petitions reach 675,000 signatures, 50-state participation

http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/14/white-house-secede-petitions-reach-660000-signatures-50-state-participation/





Monday, November 12, 2012

MANGLED TIMELINE.... STRAY FACTS.... SUITABLE FOR REVISION AT MY LEISURE




2006:  PAULA BROADWELL MEETS GENERAL DAVID PETRAEUS WHEN HE COMES TO HARVARD UNIVERSITY TO SPEAK.  SHE IS THERE RESEARCHING FOR HER PhD.  It wasn’t until 2008 that she began having access for her biography of him.  Cannot find the start date of the affair.


JANUARY 22, 2009:

Obama Orders Secret Prisons and Detention Camps Closed

Saying that “our ideals give us the strength and moral high ground” to combat terrorism, President Obama signed executive orders Thursday ending the Central Intelligence Agency’s secret overseas prisons, banning coercive interrogation methods and closing the Guantánamo Bay detention camp within a year.


AUGUST 31, 2011:  GENERAL PERTAEUS RETIRES FROM ARMY

SEPTEMBER 6, 2011:  DAVID PETRAEUS APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF CIA


JANUARY 24, 2012:  PUBLICATION OF ALL IN: THE EDUCATION OF GENERAL DAVID PETRAEUS co-authored by Paula Broadwell

MAY, 2012:  Ms. Jill Kelley, a volunteer who organizes social events for military personnel in the Tampa area, complained about the emails to a friend who is an FBI agent. That agent referred it to a cyber crimes unit, which opened an investigation.  The investigation led to Paula Broadwell and consequently to David Petraeus.


JULY 28, 2012:

Speaking in Aspen, CO Paula Broadwell said: 

“I was embedded with Gen. Petraeus in Afghanistan, and it was a little confusing to some of the folks there because I am also a military reservist with a top secret FBI clearance and then some…. I had access to everything, it was my experience not to leak it, not to violate my mentor, if you will,” she said. “He was a very close mentor.”


JULY/AUGUST, 2012 (and PUBLISHED 11/12/2012):  FRIENDS SAY THAT PATRAEUS ENDED THE AFFAIR ABOUT FOUR MONTHS BEFORE THE ELECTION.

Steve Boylan, a friend and former Petraeus spokesman, who spoke to Petraeus over the weekend [said]:

"Furious would be an understatement," [speaking of Holly Petraeus after the news of the affair came out] Boylan told ABC's "Good Morning America." He said Petraeus ended the affair four months ago.


SEPTEMBER 11, 2012:  ULTRACONSERVATIVE ISLAMIST PROTESTERS CLIMBED THE WALLS OF THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN CAIRO ON TUESDAY AND TOOK DOWN THE AMERICAN FLAG, REPLACING IT WITH A BLACK FLAG WITH AN ISLAMIC INSCRIPTION TO PROTEST A MOVIE ATTACKING ISLAM'S PROPHET, MUHAMMAD.  THE OBAMA FOREIGN SERVICE ISSUED AN APOLOGY AT 6:17 EAST COAST TIME FOR A MOVIE THAT TO THAT DAY HAD NOT BEEN VIEWED IN ITS ENTIRETY AND ONLY EXISTED AS A TRAILER ON YOUTUBE.


"The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others." 

About four hours later, crowds began to form and over the next several hours, the protesters stormed the embassy compound, destroyed a U.S. flag and replaced it with an Islamic flag. About three hours later, according to the Washington Examiner, the embassy tweeted, "This morning's condemnation (issued before protest began) still stands. As does our condemnation of unjustified breach of the Embassy." (This tweet has disappeared from the Embassy Twitter feed.)

The U.S. embassy released its statement at least several hours before protesters stormed the U.S. compound in Cairo -- and well before the attack in Libya took place. So the statement was not made in response to the storming of the Cairo embassy, nor to the killings in Benghazi.


SEPTEMBER ?, 2012:  Broadwell interviewed by FBI, at which time she surrendered her computer.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2012:  ATTACK ON CONSULATE IN BENGHAZI – FOUR AMERICANS KILLED

That night in Libya, militants attacked U.S. facilities in Benghazi, eventually killing the four diplomats. The news of the deaths was not announced by the U.S. government until after 7:00 a.m. East Coast time on Sept. 12.


SEPTEMBER 11, 2012:  PETRAEUS

The CIA Director David Petraeus knew of the Benghazi attack by 4:00 pm EDT on September 11 and he knew it was an attack on the CIA Annex in Benghazi. So what did the CIA Director do? He went to the movies! (And it was a private screening!)

"Some senior administration officials say they were surprised Mr. Petraeus went to that night’s private Washington screening of the movie Argo, about a covert CIA operation in 1979 in Tehran.”

http://times247.com/articles/petraeus-went-to-the-movies-after-benghazi-attack

***** the above link has been scrubbed and is no longer available for viewing!  [2/20/2013]

SEPTEMBER 11, 2012:  PENTAGON TIMELINE:

According to the Pentagon's timeline, the military's Africa Command, based in Europe, ordered an unmanned, unarmed surveillance drone diverted to the city in eastern Libya just 17 minutes after the attack on the consulate began about 9:42 p.m. local time (3:42 p.m. EDT), the first military action in response to the incident. It took the drone more than an hour to arrive at the scene.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's office was notified of the attack 50 minutes after it began, and Panetta learned of it shortly thereafter as he and the military's top general headed to a previously scheduled meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House.

Obama, Panetta and Army General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed potential responses to the unfolding events in Benghazi during their meeting, which began 78 minutes after the start of the Libya attack, according to the timeline.

Panetta and Dempsey then returned to the Pentagon and began a two-hour series of meetings with General Carter Ham***, head of Africa Command, and other senior military leaders from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT (12 a.m. to 2 a.m. Libya time) to organize responses to the attack.

General [Carter] Ham as head of AfriCOM received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready.

General Ham then received the order from Panetta to stand down. His response was ‘screw it’, he was going to help anyhow. Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command.


http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/637179-pentagon-releases-benghazi-timeline.html

***** the above link has been scrubbed and is no longer available for viewing!  [2/20/2013]
***** the above link is back but it has been modified [5/8/2013]

SEPTEMBER 11, 2012:  CIA TIMELINE:   REVISED PENTAGON TIMELINE:

9:40 p.m [3:40 EDT]: A senior State Department security officer at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi called the CIA base, at an annex about a mile away, and requested assistance: “The compound is under attack. People are moving through the gates.” CIA officers at the base can hear the alarm, and a team immediately begins gathering weapons and preparing to leave.

9:42 p.m. -- Armed men begin their assault on the U.S. Consulate.

9:59 p.m. -- A surveillance drone is directed to fly over the U.S. compound, but it is unarmed.

10:04 p.m. [4:04 p.m. EDT]: A six-person rescue squad from the agency’s Global Response Staff (GRS) leaves in two vehicles.  The team leader is a career CIA officer; the team includes a contractor named Tyrone Woods, who later died. During the previous 24-minute interval, the CIA base chief calls the February 17 Brigade, other militias and the Libyan intelligence service seeking vehicles with .50-caliber machine guns. Nobody responds. The team leader and the base chief agree at 10:04 that they can’t wait any longer, and the squad heads for the consulate.

** The first email, timed at 4:05 p.m. Washington time – or 10:05 p.m. Benghazi time, 20-30 minutes after the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission allegedly began – carried the subject line “U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack” and the notation “SBU”, meaning “Sensitive But Unclassified.”  The text said the State Department’s regional security office had reported that the diplomatic mission in Benghazi was ‘under attack’. Embassy in Tripoli reports approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well.” **

10:10 p.m. [4:10 p.m. EDT]: The rescue team reached a chaotic intersection a few blocks from the consulate. Militias gathered there have several .50-caliber machine guns, which the CIA team tries unsuccessfully to commandeer; three militiamen offer to help. The rescue party now includes 10 people: six GRS officers, a CIA translator and the three Libyan volunteers.

The senior intelligence official said that he doesn’t know whether Woods or any of the other team members agitated to go sooner but added that he wouldn’t be surprised. “I want them to have a sense of urgency,” he said.

10:20 p.m. [4:20 p.m. EDT]: A reconnaissance party of two GRS officers heads to the consulate; at 10:25, three more GRS officers enter the main gate and begin engaging the attackers. The firefight lasts about 15 minutes.

10:32 p.m. -- The Office of the Secretary Defense and the Joint Staff are notified of the attack by the National Military Command Center at the Pentagon. "The information is quickly passed to Secretary Panetta and General Dempsey."

10:40 p.m. [4:40 p.m. EDT]: Members of the CIA team enter the burning inferno of “Villa C,” where Ambassador Christopher Stevens is believed to be hiding. CIA officers try numerous times to reach the “safe room” but are driven back by the intense smoke and fire. Small-arms fire continues from the Libyan attackers.

**A second email, headed “Update 1: U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi” and timed 4:54 p.m. Washington time, said that the Embassy in Tripoli had reported that “the firing at the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi had stopped and the compound had been cleared.” It said a “response team” was at the site attempting to locate missing personnel.**

11:00 p.m. [5:00 p.m. EDT] -- Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey meet with President Obama at the White House where they discuss the unfolding situation and how to respond. The meeting had been previously scheduled.

11:10 p.m. -- The surveillance drone arrives over the Benghazi facility.

11:11 p.m. [5:11 p.m. EDT]: An unarmed military Predator drone arrives over the compound to provide aerial reconnaissance. The drone had been diverted from a mission over Darnah, about 90 minutes away. But without weapons, it can’t help much.

11:15 p.m. [5:15 p.m. EDT]: The CIA team puts a group of State Department officers into a vehicle and sends it to the agency base; at 11:30, the CIA officers depart under fire and reach the annex six minutes later.

11:30 p.m. [5:30 p.m. EDT]-- All surviving U.S. personnel are evacuated from the consulate. U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and State Department computer expert Sean Smith were killed in the initial assault.

11:56 p.m. [5:56 p.m. EDT]: CIA officers at the annex are attacked by a rocket-propelled grenade and small arms. Sporadic attacks continue for about another hour. The attacks stop at 1:01 a.m., and some assume the fight is over.

**A third email, also marked SBU and sent at 6:07 p.m. Washington time, carried the subject line: “Update 2: Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack.”  The message reported: “Embassy Tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on Facebook and Twitter and has called for an attack on Embassy Tripoli.”**  [Emails can be seen here:  

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/emails-white-house-informed-within-two-hours-of-benghazi-attack-that-radical-islamic-group-claimed-responsibility/ ]

Midnight to 2 a.m. [6:00 – 8:00 p.m. EDT] -- Panetta and other senior leaders discuss possible options for further violence if it were to break out. Panetta gives verbal orders for Marine anti-terrorist teams from Rota, Spain, to prepare to deploy to Tripoli and Benghazi. Panetta also orders a special operations force team training in Croatia and an additional special operations force team in the United States to prepare to deploy to a staging base in southern Italy.

[ed note:  note that it's PANETTA doing all the ordering - WHERE WAS OBAMA????]

1:15 a.m. [7:15 p.m. EDT]: CIA reinforcements arrive on a 45-minute flight from Tripoli in a plane they’ve hastily chartered. The Tripoli team includes four GRS security officers, a CIA case officer and two U.S. military personnel on loan to the agency. They don’t leave the Benghazi airport until 4:30 a.m. The delay is caused by negotiations with Libyan authorities over permission to leave the airport; obtaining vehicles; and the need to frame a clear mission plan. The first idea is to go to a Benghazi hospital to recover Stevens, who they rightly suspect is already dead. (Also killed was a State Department communication specialist.) But the hospital is surrounded by the al-Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia militia that mounted the consulate attack.

1:30 a.m. [7:30 p.m. EDT] -- A six-man security team from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli arrives in Benghazi.

2:39 a.m. to 2:53 a.m. -- The National Military Command Center gives formal authorization for the deployment of the two special operations force teams from Croatia and the United States.

5:04 a.m. [11:04 p.m. EDT]: The team from Tripoli arrives at the CIA base. Glen Doherty, one of the GRS men from Tripoli, goes to the roof and joins Woods in firing positions.

5:15 a.m. [11:15 p.m. EDT]: A new Libyan assault begins, this time with mortars. Two rounds miss and the next three hit the roof. The rooftop defenders never “laser the mortars,” as has been reported. They don’t know the weapons are in place until the indirect fire begins, nor are the mortars observed by the drone overhead. The defenders have focused their laser sights earlier on several Libyan attackers, as warnings not to fire. At 5:26 the attack is over. Woods and Doherty are dead and two others are wounded.

5:15 a.m.  [11:15 p.m. EDT] -- Attackers launch assault on a second U.S. facility in Benghazi. Two former U.S. Navy SEALs acting as security contractors are killed. They are identified as Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2012:  6 a.m.[ midnight EDT]: Libyan forces from the military intelligence service finally arrive, now with 50 vehicles. They escort the Americans to the airport. A first group of 18, including two wounded, depart at 7 a.m. A second group of 12, plus the four dead, leave at 10 a.m. for Tripoli and then the long flight back to America.

6:05 a.m. [12:05 a.m. EDT] -- A C-17 aircraft in Germany is told to prepare to deploy to Libya to evacuate the consulate personnel.

7:40 a.m. [1:40 a.m. EDT] -- The first wave of Americans are evacuated to Tripoli via airplane.

10:00 a.m. [4:00 a.m. EDT]  -- A second group, including those killed in the attack, are flown to Tripoli.

2:15 p.m. -- The C-17 departs from Germany for the flight to Tripoli.

7:17 p.m. -- The C-17 leaves Tripoli with the American consulate personnel and the bodies of Stevens, Smith, Woods and Doherty.

7:57 p.m. -- The U.S. special operations force team based in Croatia arrives at a staging base in Italy.

8:56 p.m. -- One of the Marine anti-terrorist teams from Spain arrives in Tripoli.

9:28 p.m. -- The U.S.-based special operations force team arrives at its staging base in Italy.

CIA TIMELINE:

PENTAGON TIMELINE:

WHEN ASKED THE PRESIDENT’S WHEREABOUTS:
“The president was updated throughout the evening, and notified late Tuesday that Stevens was unaccounted for. Obama learned Wednesday that Stevens was confirmed dead Wednesday morning , the official said.

ED. NOTE:  THE CIA SUSPECTED THAT STEVENS WAS DEAD IN THE FIRST ATTACK – 7:15 P.M.  WASHINGTON TIME.  BY MIDNIGHT D.C. TIME, STEVEN’S BODY, ALONG WITH THREE OTHER DEAD AMERICANS, WERE LEAVING LIBYA ON THE FLIGHT HOME….. YET OBAMA DIDN’T LEARN UNTIL WEDNESDAY MORNING THAT STEVENS WAS DEAD? OBAMA WASN’T UPDATED BETWEEN 7:15 AND MIDNIGHT????


SEPTEMBER 12, 2012, 11:41 a.m.:

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney released a quote from President Obama that said, "I think most Americans, Democrats or Republicans, understand that there are times where we set politics aside, and one of those is when we've got a direct threat to American personnel who are overseas.  And so I think that if you look at how most Republicans have reacted, most elected officials, they've reacted responsibly, waiting to find out the facts before they talked, making sure that our number-one priority is the safety and security of American personnel.


SEPTEMBER 12, 2012:  OBAMA GIVE A SPEECH IN THE MORNING IN THE ROSE GARDEN.  The speech runs 5:32.  There is ONE mention of the word TERROR in the speech, at 4:15 into the speech.  FOLLOWING THE SPEECH, OBAMA LEAVES FOR LAS VEGAS FOR A CAMPAIGN EVENT.

He said that, "No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for" but did not say that the Benghazi attack qualified or was being pursued as one.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2012:  OBAMA IN LAS VEGAS:  "No act of terror will dim the light of the values that we proudly shine on the rest of the world, and no act of violence will shake the resolve of the United States of America."

SEPTEMBER 12, 2012:  HILLARY CLINTON:  "We are working to determine the precise motivations and methods of those who carried out this assault. Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior, along with the protest that took place at our embassy in Cairo yesterday, as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. America's commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is no justification for this; none."

SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 AT A CAMPAIGN RALLY IN GOLDEN, CO:  "We are going to bring those who killed our fellow Americans to justice. I want people around the world to hear me, to all those who would do us harm: no act of terror will go unpunished.”

SEPTEMBER 13, 2012:  FROM CNN”

Also unclear Wednesday was the significance of the timing of the attack, which fell on the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington and coincided with a violent protest at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt.
State Department officials said the two incidents at the diplomatic missions were not related and said they believe the Benghazi violence was a "clearly planned attack."

SEPTEMBER 14, 2012CIA SAYS ATTACK IN BENGHAZI WAS SPONTANEOUS

According to reports, on Sept 13 the FBI and NCTC gave briefings on Capital Hill in which they indicated the Sept 11 attacks had been carried out by Al Qaeda or an "Al Qaeda-affiliated" group. The FBI and NCTC briefing was based on "intercepts that included individuals, believed to have participated in the attack, who were celebratory -- as well as a claim of responsibility." 

But the next day, Sept 14, Petraeus went to Capital Hill and described the attack as something befitting a flash mob, "where the militants showed up spontaneously with RPGs." 

SEPTEMBER 14, 2012:  JAY CARNEY:
Q   On the Libya attacks, was there any intelligence in advance that some kind of attack could take place, especially because so many embassies were taking precautions because of 9/11?  Was there any advance warning at all?

MR. CARNEY:  I have seen that report, and the story is absolutely wrong.  We were not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi was planned or imminent.  That report is false.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2012:  U.N. AMBASSADOR SUSAN RICE MAKES THE ROUNDS OF THE SUNDAY TALK SHOWS, SAYING THE LIBYA ATTACK WAS NOT PREMEDITATED

"There was a hateful video that was disseminated on the Internet. It had nothing to do with the United States government, and it's one that we find disgusting and reprehensible. It's been offensive to many, many people around the world. That sparked violence in various parts of the world, including violence directed against Western facilities including our embassies and consulates." [on CNN]

On CBS' "Face the Nation," Rice also said that, "We do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned."


SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 [ONE WEEK AFTER THE ATTACK] – JAY CARNEY:
"Our belief, based on the information we have, is it was the video that caused the unrest in Cairo, and the video and the unrest in Cairo that helped -- that precipitated some of the unrest in Benghazi and elsewhere. What other factors were involved is a matter of investigation."


SEPTEMBER 19, 2012:

Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matthew Olson, responding to a question by Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Joe Lieberman on whether the attack was a terrorist attack:

“They were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy. … At this point, what I would say is that a number of different elements appear to have been involved in the attack, including individuals connected to militant groups that are prevalent in eastern Libya, particularly the Benghazi area, as well we are looking at indications that individuals involved in the attack may have had connections to al Qaeda or al Qaeda affiliates, in particular al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.” Olson also said U.S. officials had no “specific evidence of significant advanced planning.”


SEPTEMBER 20, 2012:

President Obama at a town hall meeting organized by the Spanish-language Univsion Network, responding to a question about the possible involvement of al Qaeda:

“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.”


SEPTEMBER 21, 2012:  HILLARY CLINTON IN PAKISTAN:

"What happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack."


SEPTEMBER 23, 2012:  OBAMA INTERVIEW WITH CBS:

“Oh I think that, you know, as president I bear responsibility for everything -- to some degree.”  -- President Obama

SEPTEMBER 25, 2012:  OBAMA ADDRESS TO UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY  [FULL CONTEXT AT http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/25/transcript-obama-address-to-un-general-assembly/ ]  THE WORD ‘VIDEO’ WAS USED 6 TIMES IN THAT SPEECH [as an aside, he used the word TERRORIST once]:

And that is what we saw play out in the last two weeks, where a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world.  Now, I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video, and I believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity.  It is an insult not only to Muslims, but to America as well.

For as the city outside these walls makes clear, we are a country that has welcomed people of every race and every faith.  We are home to Muslims who worship across our country. We not only respect the freedom of religion, we have laws that protect individuals from being harmed because of how they look or what they believe.

We understand why people take offense to this video because millions of our citizens are among them.  I know there are some who ask why don't we just ban such a video.  The answer is enshrined in our laws.  Our Constitution protects the right to practice free speech….

There are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. There is no video that justifies an attack on an embassy.  There is no slander that provides an excuse for people to burn a restaurant in Lebanon, or destroy a school in Tunis, or cause death and destruction in Pakistan….

We do not expect other nations to agree with us on every issue. Nor do we assume that the violence of the past weeks or the hateful speech by some individuals represent the views of the overwhelming majority of Muslims any more than the views of the people who produced this video represents those of Americans.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2012:  OBAMA ON THE VIEW:

ABC airs the television show The View, in which Obama is asked about Clinton's statement. "We don't have all of the information yet so we are still gathering," he says. He says there is "no doubt" that "it wasn't just a mob action."

"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," he says.


SEPTEMBER 26, 2012:  MSNBC:

Libyan president: ‘No doubt’ attack was terrorism… In an NBC News exclusive, Libya's President Mohammed Magarief tells NBC’s Ann Curry that no mastermind has been arrested in the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi but that he believes it was a pre-planned act of terrorism involving elements of al-Qaida


SEPTEMBER 27, 2012:  DEFENSE SECRETARY LEON PANETTA:

"I think it pretty clearly was a terrorist attack.  As we determined the details of what took place there and how that attack took place, it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack."


SEPTEMBER 27, 2012:  FROM CNN:

A senior U.S. official tells CNN that it became clear within about a day of the Benghazi attack that it been the work of terrorists.

Separately, CNN National Security Analyst Fran Townsend reports that a law enforcement source told her that "from day one, we had known clearly that this was a terrorist attack."


SEPTEMBER 28, 2012:  Statement by the Director of Public Affairs for ODNI, Shawn Turner, on the intelligence related to the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya

“In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on U.S. personnel and facilities in Benghazi, Libya, the Intelligence Community launched a comprehensive effort to determine the circumstances surrounding the assault and to identity the perpetrators. We also reviewed all available intelligence to determine if there might be follow-on attacks against our people or facilities in Libya or elsewhere in the world…”


OCTOBER 2, 2012:  JAY CARNEY:

“I can tell you that from the moment our facility was attacked in Benghazi, the president’s focus has been on securing our diplomats and facilities in Libya and around the world, and on bringing the killers to justice. At every step of the way, the administration has based its public statements on the best assessments that were provided by the intelligence community. As the intelligence community learned more information, they updated Congress and the American people on it.”


OCTOBER 9, 2012: During a background briefing with reporters, a senior State Department official responding to a question about whether the attack was a spontaneous assault taking advantage of a demonstration over the movie:

“That is a question that you would have to ask, have to ask others. That was not, that was not our conclusion. I’m not saying that we had a conclusion.”

The background briefing contains detailed information about the attack, including how dozens of armed men stormed the complex as Stevens and two security team members took refuge in a fortified room.

“The lethality and the number of armed people is unprecedented,” one official said. “There had been no attacks like that anywhere in Libya — Tripoli, Benghazi or anywhere — in the time that we had been there. And so it is unprecedented, in fact, it would be very, very hard to find precedent for an attack like (it) in recent diplomatic history.”

OCTOBER 10, 2012:  Under Secretary of State for Management Pat Kennedy, in congressional testimony:

“No one in the administration has claimed to know all the answers. We have always made clear that we are giving the best information we have at the time, and that information has evolved.”

In the same hearing, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Programs Charlene Lamb testified that the State Department “had the correct number of assets in Benghazi at the time.”

OCTOBER 10, 2012:  ABC INTERVIEW, OBAMA SAID:

“The information may not have always been right the first time. And as soon as it turns out that we have a fuller picture of what happened, then that was disclosed.”

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/president-obama-vows-determined-performance-debate/story?id=17442090&page=2

OCTOBER 10, 2012:  JAY CARNEY AT PRESS BRIEFING:  Responding to questions about whether administration officials had misled the public because they did not want to acknowledge a terrorist attack:


“The president of the United States referred to it as an act of terror immediately after it occurred.”

“I never said we don’t know if it’s terrorism. There was an issue about the definition of terrorism. This is by definition an act of terror, as the president made clear.”

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/10/10/press-briefing-press-secretary-jay-carney-10102012


OCTOBER 10, 2012:

I [Ronald Kessler, NEWSMAX] was contacted by a longtime FBI source who told me that a bureau investigation had uncovered Petraeus’ affair with a journalist and that it could potentially jeopardize national security.

The veteran agent related to me that FBI agents assigned to the case were outraged by what were they were told by senior officials: The FBI was going to hold in limbo their findings until after the election.

“The decision was made to delay the resignation apparently to avoid potential embarrassment to the president before the election,” an FBI source told me. “To leave him in such a sensitive position where he was vulnerable to potential blackmail for months compromised our security and is inexcusable.”

My source said the FBI had been investigating the matter since last spring and the probe was considered among the most sensitive investigations the bureau was handling.

Both FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III and the Justice Department were aware of the investigation, according to my source. The source did not specifically know whether Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder or FBI Director Mueller had given the order to delay taking action until after the election.

However, Mueller meets at least once a week with the president and routinely informs him of highly sensitive investigations and threats. An FBI investigation of the CIA director should have been at the top of that list.

In fact, it would have been a scandal if the FBI had not informed the president or the attorney general of an investigation of the CIA director.

Last Friday [11/9], the White House announced that Petraeus had resigned over an extramarital affair. At the time, I was completing my own investigation into the matter based on what my source had told me.

On the same day, my report for Newsmax, "FBI Investigation Led to Petraeus Resignation," revealed for the the first time that an an FBI investigation of Petraeus' emails had triggered his resignation.

Since then, the White House has claimed that the president was surprised when told of the FBI investigation two days after the election.

If the president genuinely did not know about the probe, it would constitute malfeasance by the White House. But my FBI sources doubt the order to suppress the probe’s findings until after the election — while taking a chance with the nation’s security — was made by the bureau.


OCTOBER 11, 2012:  VICE-PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE IN WHICH BIDEN SAID HE AND OBAMA HAD NOT BEEN BRIEFED ABOUT THE SECURITY PROBLEM IN BENGHAZI.

OCTOBER 12, 2012:  JAY CARNEY ON BIDEN’S COMMENT IN THE DEBATE:

“The vice president was speaking about himself, and the president and the White House. He was not referring to the administration, clearly, since there was a public hearing for four and a half hours where it was discussed openly by individuals working at the State Department requests that were made.”


OCTOBER 12, 2012:  Biden Admits Obama is Arming Muslim Brotherhood to Take Over Syria

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: “Let — let — let me — you don’t go through the U.N. We are in the process now and have been for months in making sure that help, humanitarian aid, as well as other aid and training, is getting to those forces that we believe, the Turks believe, the Jordanians believe, the Saudis believe are the free forces inside of Syria. That is underway”

… Saudi Arabia and Turkey, both Islamist countries, and Jordan which is a pawn, determine which Syrian rebels get “other aid”, presumably weapons, and the training to use them.  That Obama is arming and training, directly or indirectly, the Syrian rebels, would be an important revelation…


OCTOBER 15, 2012:  HILLARY CLINTON IN AN INTERVIEW WITH CNN

“I take responsibility. I'm in charge of the State Department's 60,000-plus people all over the world, 275 posts. The president and the vice president wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. They're the ones who weigh all of the threats and the risks and the needs and make a considered decision.”  -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton while in Lima, Peru


OCTOBER 16, 2012: BENGHAZI WAS A ‘MISSION’ – NOT A CONSULATE

The security officials divulged the building[in Benghazi] was routinely used by Stevens and others to coordinate with the Turkish, Saudi and Qatari governments on supporting the insurgencies in the Middle East, most prominently the rebels opposing Assad’s regime in Syria.

Among the tasks performed inside the building was collaborating with Arab countries on the recruitment of fighters – including jihadists – to target Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria.


OCTOBER 16, 2012:  SECOND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE:

“The day after the attack, governor, I stood in the Rose Garden and I told the American people in the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened; that this was an act of terror. And I also said that we’re going to hunt down those who committed this crime.”  -- Barack Obama


OCTOBER 18, 2010:  OBAMA ON THE JON STEWART SHOW:

JON STEWART: "Is part of the investigation helping the communication between these divisions of security? Not just what happened in Benghazi, but what happened within. Because I would say, even you would admit, it was not the optimal response, at least to the American people, as far as us all being on the same page."

PRESIDENT OBAMA: "Here's what I’ll say. If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal. And we’re going to fix it, all of it. And what happens, during the course of a presidency, is that the government is a big operation and any given time something screws up. And you make sure that you find out what’s broken and you fix it. And whatever else I'll have done throughout the course of my presidency, one thing that I’ve been absolutely clear about is that America’s security comes first, and the American people need to know exactly how I make decisions when it comes to war, peace, national security, and protecting Americans. And they will continue to get that over the next four years of my presidency."


OCTOBER 18, 2012:  FROM THE ‘STARS AND STRIPES’”

President Barack Obama will nominate Army Gen. David Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command and Marine Lt. Gen. John Paxton to succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford as assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Thursday.


OCTOBER 24, 2012:

Five days into the Benghazi scandal, when no one was saying anything, I [GLENN BECK] presented a theory…I told you that [Ambassador Stevens] was involved in running guns, and he was running guns to al-Qaeda in Libya, and he was running guns through Turkey into Syria.  And whether it was a deal that went bad, I don’t know, but that’s what happened.  And the White House knew…And while everyone else was arguing about whether it was a videotape or not, we were furthering the story.

Today we have evidence that is staggering.  We now have a memo posted [at] TheBlaze…to the White House two hours after the attacks began.  Last night on the TV show I laid it out again…exactly what happened, when.  At 1:00, or 12:54 in the afternoon on September 11, the White House was warned that somebody was watching the Benghazi safe house– and so you know, do not let any member of the press get away with calling this an embassy safe house.  It is not.  It was a CIA safe house.  Now why, in the most dangerous place in one of the most dangerous parts of the world, on Sept. 11…why would he be at a CIA safe house? …We now know he was having dinner with the general counsel of Turkey.


OCTOBER 25, 2012:  LEON PANETTA TO PENTAGON REPORTERS:

On October 25 2012, defending why the Obama administration did not send help to the besieged U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Obama’s Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta made this interesting statement to Pentagon reporters:

“(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place. And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. [Carter] Ham, [Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff] Gen. [Martin] Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.”

The first thing to note about what Panetta said is that HE LIED about the administration not having “real-time information about what’s taking place”.
Last Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said on television that his sources say Barack Obama was in the White House situation room watching the Benghazi attack in real time.

OCTOBER 26, 2012:  PAULA BROADWELL MAY HAVE DIVULGED SENSITIVE INFORMATION IN A SPEECH AT UNIVERSITY OF DENVER:

She stated: “Now I don’t know if a lot of you heard this, but the CIA annex had actually had taken a couple of Libya militia members prisoner. And they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back. So that’s still being vetted.”

OCTOBER 27, 2012:  NAVY ADMIRAL FIRED FOR TRYING TO HELP IN BENGHAZI – SAME AS ARMY GENERAL

In an unusual move, the Navy has replaced an admiral commanding an aircraft carrier strike group while it is deployed to the Middle East.  The replacement was prompted by an Inspector General’s investigation of allegations of inappropriate leadership judgment.

Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette, the commander of the USS John C. Stennis strike group, is being returned to the United States for temporary reassignment.
In a statement the Navy said it had approved a request made by Vice Adm. John W. Miller, the Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, to temporarily reassign Gaouette  “pending the results of an investigation by the Navy Inspector General.”

OCTOBER 27, 2012:  RUMORS ABOUND WHY GEN. CARTER HAM, AFRICOM COMMANDER, WAS FIRED

The latest rumor making the rounds is that Barack Obama replaced General Carter Ham at AFRICOM after the general made a move to help the US security officials at the Benghazi consulate and annex. Ham was replaced by Gen. David Rodriquez on October 18.

OCTOBER 28, 2012:  GENERAL HAM:

This comes from an interview with Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz who sits on two Homeland Security subcommittees relaying the responses from General Carter Ham heading up the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) who had direct responsibility for the [Benghazi] situation.

General Ham told Chaffetz that the forces were available, but that no order to use them was given. Defense Secretary Panetta had claimed that the refusal to use force had come from him, General Dempsey and General Ham.

General Ham appears to have broken with that story and is taking no responsibility for the decision not to bail out the consulate and the Navy SEALS. There have been rumors that General Ham has been fired or forced out. [ED. NOTE:  HE WAS FIRED ON 10/18] There is no way to confirm them at this point until they come from more reliable sources. Even major sites are running things based on internet forum rumors or speculation with nothing behind it. And that’s not the way to go. It’s the way to sabotage the investigation of this story which is to proceed from known information and tie it together with reliable reports.

That said, Ham’s premature departure raises certain questions, as does his willingness to dissent from the official story. Panetta tried to pass the buck to the generals. General Demspey only lightly touched it. Ham seems to not want to touch it all. Since the decision was made by Panetta and possibly Obama, that’s the right thing to do.

MUST READ:

OCTOBER 29, 2012:

After numerous flips and flops by the Obama administration, which originally attempted to paint the incident as a Muslim outcry over an anti-Islamic video, whistle blowers throughout the U.S. government, including within the White House, the State Department, national intelligence agencies and the U.S. military have made available stunning details that suggest not only did operational commanders have live visual and audio communications from drones overhead and intelligence assets on the ground, but that some commanders within the military were prepared to go-it-alone after being told to “stand down.”

Africom commanding officer U.S. General Carter Ham, after being ordered to essentially surrender control of the situation to alleged Al Queda terrorists and let Americans on the ground die, made the unilateral decision to ignore orders from the Secretary of Defense and activated special operations teams at his disposal for immediate deployment to the area.

According to reports, once the General went rogue he was arrested within minutes by his second in command and relieved of duty.


NOVEMBER 2, 2012:  FBI CONCLUDES THE PETRAEUS INVESTIGATION

NOVEMBER 3, 2012:

Why, three days after this terrorist attack [SEPTEMBER 14, 2012] that killed four Americans in Benghazi, did Petraeus go before the House Intelligence Committee and brief lawmakers that a Youtube video was to blame for a "spontaneous" protest -- wholly fictitious -- that "went on,"


NOVEMBER 6, 2012:  OBAMA RE-ELECTED; DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, JAMES R. CLAPPER WAS TOLD OF THE PETRAEUS AFFAIR AT 5:00 p.m.  CLAPPER ADVISED PETRAEUS TO RESIGN.

NOVEMBER 7, 2012:  JAMES CLAPPER ADVISES THE WHITE HOUSE OF THE PETRAEUS AFFAIR

NOVEMBER 8, 2012:  PETRAEUS TENDERS HIS RESIGNATION TO PRESIDENT OBAMA.  THE U.S. OFFICIAL WHO CONFIRMED THIS INFORMATION [TO THE L.A. TIMES] “said the White House was not aware of the FBI email investigation until Wednesday, noting that it is not briefed on "every routine investigation." The U.S. official explained that this was an "unrelated investigation" that had pulled in Petraeus.”


NOVEMBER 9, 2012:  OBAMA ACCEPTS PETRAEUS’ RESIGNATION

NOVEMBER 10, 2012:  NEWS BREAKS THAT DAVID PETRAEUS HAS RESIGNED AS DIRECTOR OF THE CIA DUE TO INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT

There is also speculation that the ‘mission’ was being use to not only coordinate opposition to Bashar al-Assad, leader under fire in Syria, but also TO RUN GUNS TO THESE REBELS!


NOVEMBER 10, 2012:  THERE IS NO ‘CONSULATE’ IN BENGHAZI. 

Note in the quoted emails sent from Benghazi during the attacks always referred to the compound as a ‘MISSION’.  Jay Carney also refers to the facility as a ‘mission’ – NOT a consulate.


NOVEMBER 10, 2012:

The law enforcement officials did not provide an exact timeline for the investigation, but they said that the inquiry started at least several weeks ago. They said investigators thought they were dealing with a routine harassment case until they discovered the e-mails were traced to a private e-mail account belonging to Petraeus.

A senior military source said: 
I’ve known her [BROADWELL] for a few years, probably five or six. When she started work on the bio she called me for background on one of the general’s previous deployments. I probably gave her four hours or so, and we stayed in touch after that by email and an occasional phone call. Over that time, she went from someone very likeable to a shameless self-promoting prom queen. A very disturbing shift in how she carried herself. If she knew P4 [PETRAEUS] was going to make an appearance at an event, she’d crash it without an invitation (she actually did this at the wedding of some close friends of mine) and photo bomb[ed] sic everyone there.


NOVEMBER 10, 2012:

…the woman who received the threatening e-mails [KELLEY] from Broadwell wasn’t a family member but she also wasn’t a government official. That makes me think the e-mails must have been truly hair-raising. The threshold for the FBI to take up a cyber-harassment case between what at first appeared to be two random private citizens must be high. What did Broadwell say in those e-mails to make the feds take this so seriously?


NOVEMBER 11, 2011: REPORTED:

EMAILS LEAD TO PAULA BROADWELL:  37-year-old Jill Kelley in Tampa, Fla., received the emails from Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell that triggered an FBI investigation.

[SEVERAL ARTICLES HAVE INTIMATED THAT MS. KELLEY WAS ALSO ‘INVOLVED’ WITH THE GENERAL BUT I HAVE NO SUBSTANTIATION – I also can’t find dates for the FBI’s investigation of these emails]


Kelley serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where the military's Central Command and Special Operations Command are located. Staffers for Petraeus said Kelley and her husband were regular guests at events he held at Central Command headquarters.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/national_world&id=8882204

NOVEMBER 11, 2012:

Ms. Kelley was the State Department's liaison to the military's Joint Special Operations Command.  The FBI probe began several months ago with a complaint against Broadwell. That investigation led to Broadwell's email account, which uncovered the relationship with Petraeus.


NOVEMBER 11, 2012:  SEE OCTOBER 10, 2012 ABOVE

FBI agents investigating CIA Director David Petraeus's affair were shocked when told by bureau officials that despite the national security implications, no action would be taken on their findings until after the presidential election: Only then would President Obama ask for Petraeus’ resignation.

The White House claims President Obama and his national security advisors were first informed of the Petraeus' affair on Thursday, two days after the election.

But the official timeline strains credulity. Senior FBI officials suppressed disclosure of the highly sensitive case, apparently to avoid embarrassment to Obama during his re-election campaign.


NOVEMBER 11, 2012:

The Obama administration first learned of the affair in a phone call from the FBI to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper at 5 p.m. on election night, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official.

On Saturday, questions arose about why congressional leaders were not informed of the investigation immediately.

According to a congressional aide familiar with the matter, the House and Senate intelligence committees weren't informed that there was an FBI investigation into the situation until Friday [11/9].


NOVEMBER 12, 2012: 

The FBI agent who started the case was a friend of Jill Kelley, the Tampa woman who received harassing, anonymous emails that led to the probe, according to officials. Ms. Kelley, a volunteer who organizes social events for military personnel in the Tampa area, complained in May about the emails to a friend who is an FBI agent. That agent referred it to a cyber crimes unit, which opened an investigation.

However, supervisors soon became concerned that the initial agent might have grown obsessed with the matter, and prohibited him from any role in the investigation, according to the officials.

That same agent, after being barred from the case, contacted a member of Congress, Washington Republican David Reichert, because he was concerned senior FBI officials were going to sweep the matter under the rug, the officials said. That information was relayed to top congressional officials, who notified FBI headquarters in Washington.

A day after the Nov. 6 election, intelligence officials presented their findings to the White House. Mr. Petraeus met with White House officials last Thursday and announced his resignation the following day.


NOVEMBER 12, 2012:

Ms. Kelley received an appreciation certificate on which she was referred to as an “honorary ambassador” to the coalition, but she has no official status and is not employed by the U.S. government.


NOVEMBER 12, 2012: 

In a statement Sunday, [Jill] Kelley and her husband, Scott, said: "We and our family have been friends with Gen. Petraeus and his family for over five years. We respect his and his family's privacy and want the same for us and our three children."


NOVEMBER 12, 2012:

The Central Intelligence Agency denied charges Sunday that its annex in Benghazi, Libya secretly held a few jihadi prisoners until it was destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack. Paula Broadwell, the girlfriend then-CIA chief Gen. David Petraeus, made that claim during an Oct. 26 speech in Denver, Colo.

[This is the statement that led the FBI to suspect Petraeus might have been compromised.]


NOVEMBER 12, 2012: 

FOX News Confirms Benghazi Annex was Used to Hold Al Qaeda Terrorists

Jennifer Griffin at FOX News today confirmed that the US was holding prisoners at the Benghazi annex near the consulate compound. US agents handed three prisoners over to Libyan authorities on their way out of the city on September 12. The prisoners may have been held in the compound for several days.

Paula Broadwell leaked information on the US annex prisoners in a speech she gave at Denver University in October.  [Was this the cause of the attack?]


NOVEMBER 12, 2012:

During the revolution against Gadhafi’s regime, the U.S. admitted to directly arming the rebel groups.


IN CONCLUSION….. I received this email today….  IMO it contains a more credible explanation of the events of the last year.  The author is retired MI.

[This was my conclusion w/in a few hours of the breaking Petraeus news. He outed himself, rather than risk committing perjury and further dishonoring himself, his family and his country. I expect that once he testifies before Congress, he will go all out, doing at least that much to help to restore his reputation and perhaps help to bring down Soetero. He'll go down in history as a truly wounded warrior, but a true American in the end. That's what I think will happen, and it should be sooner rather than later.- CB]

Among certain Army Officers, this is the talk. For several years, it was known by the WH that Petraeus had a mistress. It was not raised as a "big deal," however, the issue was subtly held over his head. Petraeus had disagreements with the WH over the handling of Afghanistan, and he was told to get in line, or else.  The termination of General McChrystal was offered as an example of Petraeus' fate. Petraeus continued to battle with Obama and the WH over the handling of Afghanistan. As a result, Obama ordered Eric Holder to sick the FBI on Petraeus to find dirt to blackmail him into submission and silence.  The CIA position was given to Petraeus to insure his cooperation and silence---so Obama thought.
   
Petraeus still refused to play ball with Obama. After Benghazi-Gate, Petraeus notified the WH that the CIA would be releasing facts re the incident and he would testify under oath to the same (all damaging to the Obama and the WH.) Petraeus was, again, threatened. This time, though, Petraeus was so pissed off that Obama had let CIA personnel and the Ambassador die, that he outed himself and resigned, rather than be blackmailed about the matter by Obama.  Thereafter, Obama ordered him to wait until after the election, but before the Congressional hearings to resign.  Obama, the WH, and the FBI have already concocted cover stories and allegations to counter Petraeus.

How many of our Generals and Admirals will be punished for standing up to Obama's incompetence and corruption?

NOVEMBER 13, 2012: 

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday said the White House used David Petraeus’s affair to get the CIA director to give testimony about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that was in line with the administration’s position on the matter.

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think the really shocking news today was that General Petraeus thought and hoped he could keep his job. He thought that it might and it would be kept secret, and that he could stay in his position. I think what that tells us is really important. It meant that he understood that the FBI obviously knew what was going on. He was hoping that those administration officials would not disclose what had happened, and therefore hoping that he would keep his job. And that meant that he understood that his job, his reputation, his legacy, his whole celebrated life was in the hands of the administration, and he expected they would protect him by keeping it quiet.

And that brings us to the ultimate issue, and that is his testimony on September 13. That’s the thing that connects the two scandals, and that’s the only thing that makes the sex scandal relevant. Otherwise it would be an exercise in sensationalism and voyeurism and nothing else. The reason it’s important is here’s a man who knows the administration holds his fate in its hands, and he gives testimony completely at variance with what the Secretary of Defense had said the day before, at variance with what he’d heard from his station chief in Tripoli, and with everything that we had heard. Was he influenced by the fact that he knew his fate was held by people within the administration at that time?


NOVEMBER 13, 2012:

Three days after Paula Broadwell of Charlotte emerged at the center of national controversy, FBI agents spent four hours Monday night [11/12/12] searching her family’s Dilworth home.

Authorities said the FBI was not conducting a raid at the home, but that Broadwell consented to a search of the property.

Just after 1 a.m., about eight FBI agents came out of the house with a half-dozen file boxes, a Dell PC, an iMac, a briefcase and a printer. The agents left at 1:09 a.m. The agents declined to comment on what they found.


NOVEMBER 16, 2012:  PETRAEUS TESTIFIES IN CLOSED HOUSE/SENATE COMMITTEES:  THE ATTACK WAS TERRORISTS; SUSAN RICE’S TALKING POINTS WERE ALTERED BEFORE HER APPEARANCE ON THE SUNDAY SHOWS .

PETRAEUS TESTIFIED THAT HE KNEW LIBYA WAS TERRORISM FROM THE START, REP. PETER KING REVEALS

“General Petraeus’ testimony today was that from the start he told us that this was a terrorist attack, that terrorists were involved from the start,” King told reporters after the closed-door hearing before the House intelligence committee. “I told him in my question I had a very different recollection of that.”

King added, “The clear impression we were given was that the overwhelming amount of evidence was that it arose out of a spontaneous demonstration and it was not a terrorist attack…he has I think a different impression of the impressions he left on Sept. 14.”

King said a CIA analyst with Petraeus testified that the agency’s talking points for the White House immediately after the attack were specific about Al-Qaeda terrorist involvement but that the line was apparently removed from the final version of events.


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Video from October 28, 2012 (screen says 9 days to Election) - this contradicts the links that said Gen. Ham was relieved of command on October 18, 2012 for failing to stand down.  However, on October 18, 2012, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced that President Obama will nominate General David Rodriguez to succeed General Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2012 – President Barack Obama intends to nominate Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez to succeed Army Gen. Carter F. Ham as the commander of U.S. Africa Command, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said here today.
http://www.defense.gov/News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=118259






Why, when Panetta was testifying before Congress, was he not asked about the Gen. Ham controversy?

As an aside - I linked all my information and returned today to look at two of the links.... oddly, both have been scrubbed.




THERE WERE TROOPS AVAILABLE TO INTERCEDE AT THE MISSION COMPOUND IN BENGHAZI!!!!

On the night of the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, a team of American military commandos was sent from Europe to an airfield at Sigonella, in Sicily, Italy, putting them at least an hour's flight away from Benghazi, CBS News has learned.

The team, known as the Commander's In-extremis Force, was designed specifically for quick reaction to unforeseen emergencies. But U.S. officials say it did not arrive in Sicily until after the attack was over.




The link below gives the impression that Gen. Ham is STILL the AFRICOM commander as recently as 2/8/13