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About That Benghazi House Intel “Panel” Report Part II – The Rogers/Ruppersberger Motives Gain More Sunlight…

November 24, 2014

The Last Refuge:

The Mike Rogers/Dutch Ruppersberger report was predictable in the extreme; anyone who has researched the surrounding issues of the Benghazi backstory knew to expect it:

…”with Rep Trey Gowdy’s Chairmanship of a Select Committee on Benghazi anticipated to start up again in January, and with House Intel Chair Rogers exiting from congress, the authors of this report hold a motive to undercut Gowdy’s investigation into the missing 2011/2012 intelligence oversight that would normally be part of Rogers/Ruppersberger’s responsibility.”…

In addition, the media skipping gleefully in circles while waving the Rogers/Ruppersberger report, was similarly predictable – as seen here in this recent CNN interview.

However, despite how much the media want to avoid the sunlight there are too many people who understand the motives of Mike Rogers, including his own financial stake in the Benghazi security contract. Here’s a great op-ed outlining some of that understanding. It is well worth reading:

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(Via The Daily Caller) With the curtain soon to go up on select committee hearings on Benghazi, a key question remains unanswered: what on earth were we doing there? What policies were being pursued in that violent outpost of the Libyan revolution?

The White House would rather not say. In an email obtained by Judicial Watch and released in April, senior White House communications advisor Ben Rhodes instructed administration media spinners in the aftermath of the attack to “underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.” For all the sound and fury over hearings, Congress also has not shown much interest in precisely what Ambassador Christopher Stevens, the State Department and the CIA were doing in Benghazi.

Last month, Daily Beast national security correspondent Eli Lake reported that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers had “warned his colleagues about the upcoming select committee to investigate Benghazi.” In interviews Rogers “downplayed” the testimony CIA contractors gave in closed session, Lake noted, and has said he did not believe the CIA had stonewalled his committee. Lake reported that “the chairmen of the House Intelligence, Armed Services, and Government Reform committees — Reps. Rogers, Buck McKeon, and Darrell Issa, respectively — all opposed the formation of a select committee on Benghazi.”

Sussing out the White House’s response to Benghazi is a critical step in clearing the shadows from the incident, but there are other players in the drama as well, including Rep. Rogers, and possibly also including a private military contracting firm that until recently was run by his wife, Kristi Rogers. Mike and Kristi Rogers are quintessential Washington insiders. A seven-term Republican from Michigan, Mike Rogers climbed the political ladder to become chairman of the Intelligence Committee in January 2011. Kristi Rogers, after years of government service in mid-level administrative positions, moved to the private sector, joining the British-based security contractor Aegis Defense Services to help open its U.S. subsidiary. The newsletter Intelligence Online noted that thanks to Ms. Rogers’ efforts, “Aegis won several major contracts with the U.S. administration.”

A spokesperson for the House Intelligence Committee noted that “strictly observed and enforced” policies required “that there should be no interaction with Mrs. Rogers on any matter relating to the official business of the House” and “no interaction between the Committee and any representative of Aegis.” There is no evidence of wrong-doing by Rep. Rogers or Aegis. Indeed, the outlines of the story are more suggestive of “right-doing,” Washington-style: an insider’s game of covert operations and corporate profits played out in the gray areas of law and policy.

No issue has dominated Rep. Roger’s time as committee chairman more than Libya. Protests against Muammar Gadhafi’s regime began in February 2011. In March, NATO air strikes commenced and the U.S. named Christopher Stevens as special envoy to the Benghazi-based Libyan opposition. By August, the end of the Gadhafi regime was in sight. The Associated Press reported that the CIA and State Department were “working closely” on tracking down the dictator’s vast arms stockpiles, including chemical weapons, yellowcake uranium, and some 20,000 shoulder-fired missiles known as MANPADS. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told the AP that Mr. Stevens was working with officials in Benghazi on how to track down the weapons.   (continue reading)

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Video: Saturday Night Live spoofs Schoolhouse Rock over Barack Obama’s Executive amnesty

NOVEMBER 23, 2014

 How many of you out there remember the ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ cartoons from days gone by? I do, and I also remember this one which was entitled ‘I’m Just a Bill.’ Just in case you have forgotten this cartoon here it is:

Now that I have refreshed your memory: Saturday Night Live has spoofed this cartoon in the wake of Barack Obama’s Executive Amnesty and it is hilarious, albeit all too true.

Enjoy:

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Obamacare: The cost of the most popular plans to RISE 10% in 2015

NOVEMBER 24, 2014

 We all know that there is nothing in Obamacare which addressed the issue about cost despite Barack Obama’s promise that the average family of four would save about $2,500 once his plan was passed.

Now it is being reported in this story that the cost of the most popular Obamacare plans is going to rise about 10% in 2015.

Here is more:

The rate hike may come as a surprise to many Obamacare customers whose plans will automatically be renewed if they fail to make changes.

“Many plans that priced attractively last year are playing catch up for 2015,” said Avalere Health CEO Dan Mendelson. “Consumers who care about costs need to shop.”

  obamacare-logo_fullWith the plans playing “catch up” (almost makes you think the rates were kept artificially lower in order to draw people into Obamacare, doesn’t it?) people who have chosen to auto-renew their policies will see an increase they did not expect when the bill comes due.

However, if you are one of the people who chose the auto-renewal option have no fear because the Department of Health and Human Services has a plan to help you keep your costs down, and no it does not include additional subsidies but it does include another deception.

The HHS is drawing up new rules which would allow them to auto-renew you into a different, lower cost plan without telling you. Of course this lower cost insurance comes with higher out of pocket costs. When it comes down to a choice of higher costs or inferior insurance it is a choice between the lesser of two evils, but by taking away this choice by hiding it in the aut0-renewal they are banking once again on the “stupidity of the American voter” and hoping that nobody will notice yet another Obamacare deception.

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Stand down means do nothing! Then the cover up begans

November 24, 2014

Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

Daniel Greenfield continues to bring more facts to the cover-up we have been calling Benghazi.  It’s a blistering commentary, enjoy!

140501-benghazi-mn-1320_c96ad3fd4ec4092d997a56276b5889c4Does the reader remember when they had never heard the word Benghazi?

The the media began calling it an embassy when it never was anything more than a CIA outpost for running guns to Syria and predictable into the hands of the wrong people.

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Not only is this the gang that can’t, “Shoot straight,” they have no desire to do so.

The Benghazi Cover-Up Continues

Front Page Magazine:

A diplomatic mission was slapped down in the middle of a city controlled by terrorists.

The diplomatic mission was left mostly undefended, despite multiple requests by everyone in Libya right up to the deceased ambassador, except by a militia gang linked to Al Qaeda which wasn’t getting paid.

At a time when the State Departmentwas spending fortunes on bad art, on Kindles at the bargain price of $6,000 a reader.

While renovating the mansion residence of a political donor/ambassador in Europe who would be the subject of yet another cover-up after being accused of pedophilia (but not before causing a public scandal by blaming anti-Semitism on the Jews) there was no money for securing a diplomatic mission that was so far behind enemy lines it might as well have been in the middle of Iran.

And again it was no one’s fault. Despite multiple whistleblowers from the State Department coming forward, most of them left of center types who wouldn’t spit on a Koch Brother, the panels and committees wrote the establishment a blank check.

It was no one’s fault. Anyone who disagreed with the assertion that the murder of four Americans might be someone’s fault was a right-wing conspiracy theorist. Anyone who thought that we should listen to the testimony of Gregory Hicks, the highest ranking diplomat in Libya after Ambassador Stevens was killed, or to Ambassador Stevens’ own messages asking for more security, was a crazed nutjob.

Only a lunatic would think this might be someone’s fault.

Entire article below.

 

 

“When I arrived in Tripoli on July 31, we had over 30 security personnel, from the State Department and the U.S. military, assigned to protect the diplomatic mission to Libya. All were under the ambassador’s authority,” Hicks wrote. “On Sept. 11, we had only nine diplomatic security agents under Chris’s authority to protect our diplomatic personnel in Tripoli and Benghazi.”

“For some reason, my explanation did not make it into the Senate report,” he added.

Now “for some reason” the testimony and statements of the CIA annex security team, the men on the ground like Mark Geist and Kris Paronto, did not make their way into the House Intel Committee report which once again exonerates everyone under its purview in true Washington fashion.

Was aid denied? Nope. Was there a lack of security? Maybe, but that’s a job for the State Department and State already concluded that it was the fault of three people whom it pretended to fire.

The Senate committee concluded it was Ambassador Stevens’ fault despite his multiple requests for security because dead men don’t appear at committee hearings.

Was there a “stand down order”? Geist and Paronto say there was. The Housel Intel Committee however says that there was no stand down order; there were only “mere tactical disagreements about the speed with which the team should depart.”

Those “mere tactical disagreements” according to Paronto merely resulted in the death of Ambassador Stevens.

But the report insists there was no stand down order whatsoever, just “some Annex members wanted to urgently depart the Annex for the TMF to save their State Department colleagues.”

Gregory Hicks had stated that a team was prevented from heading to Benghazi. General Dempsey explained in his testimony that it was not told to “stand down”. It was told that it had a new mission of not going to Benghazi.

“They weren’t told to stand down. A `stand down’ means don’t do anything,” the General explained. “They were told that the mission they were asked to perform was not in Benghazi, but was at Tripoli airport.”

Orwell wept.

And so the idea that there was a “stand down order” has been conclusively and thoroughly disproven. Media Matters has splashed the news all over its front page. American lives might have been saved, but weren’t, because of “mere tactical disagreements” between doing something and doing nothing.

But don’t call it a “stand down order”. That might imply that a decision was made and that the giver of the order is responsible. And that someone above him might be responsible for setting a policy.

The House Intel Committee report, like all the reports before it, are full of such brilliant lawyerese, of technical explanations for why black is white, white is black and why none of it is anyone’s fault. The latest report insists that the administration was always aware that Benghazi was a terrorist attack and that Susan Rice was telling the truth when she claimed it wasn’t because she was misled by the CIA.

The administration was always telling the truth even when it wasn’t. Ambassador Stevens was responsible for the lack of security that killed him even while he kept pleading for more security. No personnel were told to stand down. They were just told not to go.

It’s all perfectly airtight by the standards of a political establishment in which one hand covers up for another, in which holding people in government responsible is a bad precedent. If blame has to be distributed, it can be dumped on the vague infrastructure of the CIA, on expendable diplomatic personnel and on a dead guy. And none of them will be held responsible either.

That’s just the magic of government.

We have an $18 trillion national debt which no one is responsible for. We have a fake unemployment rate of 6 percent and a real unemployment rate somewhere between 12 and 18 percent. And no one is responsible for that either. We have a terrorist group in Iraq that morphed into its own country and is executing Americans who could have been saved and no one is responsible for that.

Not anyone in our government.

We can go through numerous panels and committees that will humor us by pretending to care about the latest government scandal we’re outraged by and after going through the motions, they will announce that it’s no one’s fault.

It never is.

The Saudi visa express program that helped cause 9/11 was revived last year by Obama. The consular officer who issued visas to 11 of the hijackers despite numerous problems with their applications was not fired or demoted. Instead she still works for the State Department where she claims that “shopping” is her “great love” because it lets her snap up unique Middle Eastern items at “local prices.”

And the Senate continued to reconfirm her nomination because nothing is anyone’s fault.

There is simply no such thing as accountability in government. The incestuously corrupt culture of government insiders and the smug political reporters who eat out of their hands make that impossible. No matter how many whistleblowers come forward, how many of the men and women on the front lines tell their story, a group of lawyers with red pens will huddle over a report and use technicalities and word games to ignore the whistleblowers and exempt their government superiors from blame.

Washington can never allow any accountability for Benghazi because once we look closely at the murder of four Americans we might just have to start looking at the thousands of soldiers who died or were wounded in Afghanistan for many of the same reasons; including being denied support to avoid offending Muslims.

The media can never allow any accountability for Benghazi because the buck stops with their chosen presidential candidate for 2016.

Benghazi is the tip of a very nasty iceberg. The Libyan War was illegally fought and backed by lies that have never been addressed including false claims of genocide by Obama. That war has now resulted in ISIS in control of at least one Libyan city.

Benghazi is a political firewall. If the political establishment and the media can stop blame from being assigned here, they can permanently shut down these bigger questions. And if we can break their firewall, then the establishment will burn.

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D’Souza: President Obama Is Just A Spoild Brat—Needs A Spanking?

November 24, 2014

Conservative author Dinesh D’Souza referred to President Barack Obama as an “extremely spoiled brat” in a Skype interview with Newsmax over the weekend.

D’Souza is currently serving eight months confinement in a halfway house due to breaking campaign finance laws.

“We want immigrants who will pull the bandwagon; he wants immigrants who will sit in the bandwagon,” D’Souza told Newsmax.

“We want immigrants who embody the spirit of 1776; he wants immigrants who embody the envious, covetous spirit of 1968. So we’re fighting over whether we want productive immigrants or unproductive people like Obama himself,” he said.

D’Souza later theorized that the president needed a spanking.

“Will the Republicans now do what is needed and spank him?” he asked.

Read more at http://rare.us/story/dsouza-president-obama-is-just-a-spoiled-brat/#bG6HfCuxEEft0bPd.99

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Obama Praises America For ‘Not Having A Long Memory’

November 24, 2014

, Rare Staff

 

In a Sunday interview with ABC, President Barack Obama told host George Stephanopoulos that the American people have a short memory, and that they were always looking for that “new car smell.”

President Obama believes that the American people will not look upon him for influence during the 2016 election, and will instead strive to find something new.

“I– I tell you, when I think about the next two years, I just want every single day be making – this government work a little bit better for ordinary folks … If I’m able to do that over the next two years– then not only will I be serving the American people well, I think I will be serving a potential successor well,” President Obama said.

“You know, they’re– they’re probably not going to be looking at me to campaign too much…One of the things about our society which is great is that we don’t have real long memories. And, you know, we get –- we get impatient for the next thing.”

Read more at http://rare.us/story/obama-praises-america-for-not-having-a-long-memory/#6SdBqhWRvcUjt6i3.99

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Illegals get a pay raise while current American workers’ checks could get squeezed

November 24, 2014

Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

Obama has never been able to grasp, “Jim’s Law,” more likely he has chosen to ignore it while he destroys the U.S. economy from within.

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Someone  who believes that has not been keeping their eye on Obama’s destructive tax machine do to go into effect January 1st, 2015.

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Obama’s Marxist goal is to wipe out the existence of the middle and lower classes leaving both at the mercy of government hand outs, welfare and food stamps.

He’s already done a great job earning the title of Food Stamp “President,” of the United States of America.

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Supporters gather during a rally organized by OneAmerica as part of a National Week of Action to demand robust executive measures to stop deportations and keep families together Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Seattle. President Barack Obama is expected to … more >
 
– The Washington Times – Thursday, November 20, 2014

Illegal immigrants stand to make out nicely, seeing a big jump in their wages under President Obama’s policy, announced Thursday, granting millions of them temporary amnesty and the chance to work legally, but analysts say American workers in some jobs are likely to feel a pinch from new competitors.

While most of the illegal immigrants to whom Mr. Obama granted tentative legal status were already under little fear of deportation, they were usually working in the shadows, either off-the-books or using a bogus Social Security number that trapped them in low-skilled jobs and left them vulnerable to abuse by unscrupulous employers.

But Mr. Obama said millions of them will now be granted legal work permits along with their official stays of deportation, giving them a chance to seek better-paying jobs, demand a minimum wage and report workplace safety violations without fear of retribution.

Entire article below.

 

Those new protections could produce an average wage jump of 12 percent, according to a Congressional Budget Office estimate attached to last year’sSenate immigration bill.Native-born workers, however, will see a more mixed picture — and those in some low-skilled jobs, particularly ones that require a background check, such as drivers, school janitors or hired security guards, are likely to face new competition, saidSteven A. Camarota, research director at the Center for Immigration Studies.

Mr. Camarota said illegal immigrants have probably been unable to win jobs that require more than a Social Security number because their legal status could be discovered during a more in-depth background check. But Mr. Obama’s new policy gives them legal work authority, clearing the way for them to apply for those posts.

 For Mr. Camarota, whose group wants to see a crackdown on immigration, the effect on American workers in those fields could be significant.

“We face an employment crisis for the less-educated citizen population in this country, and the president is about to issue 5 million work permits for these folks to compete directly with those folks,” Mr. Camarota said.

The newly legal workers are unlikely to affect most of the labor market, chiefly because of the demographics of the illegal immigrant population. They are low-skilled and less educated — Mr. Camarota says they have an average of just 10 or 11 years of schooling, or less than a high school diploma — which means they will be competing with similarly situated Americans.

But Mr. Obama was also reportedly planning to increase the number of visas available to foreigners with science, math or engineering skills, which would create competition in those fields as well. Technology companies have pleaded for the extra workers, saying there’s a shortage in the U.S., but associations representing tech workers say that’s untrue and accuse the companies of trying to import foreign workers to undercut U.S. wages.

Jared Bernstein, former chief economic adviser to Mr. Obama and now senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, said Mr. Obama’s plan doesn’t fit into the usual supply-and-demand calculations of available workers and open jobs because the immigrants are already here. That means there’s less danger of a job shock.

The chief effect, he said, will be better wages and conditions for the newly legal workers who are able to demand the going wage without fear of being threatened with exposure. Mr. Bernstein said that’s also good for native workers in those fields, because employers won’t be able to undercut them by hiring unauthorized workers.

“The most important dynamic here will be one that’s beneficial to these newly legalized workers themselves [and] also to the people who compete with them, because it’s much harder to compete with someone who can be paid much less than they’re worth,” he said.

Mr. Bernstein said while there may be some competition for jobs in some fields, the numbers involved in the president’s announcement aren’t big enough to create a major disruption for native workers.

He warned of a number of uncertainties, including questions about how many of those eligible for the new program will actually take advantage of it. Given that the program is temporary, he said some immigrants may be reluctant to identify themselves to federal authorities, fearing the program would be reversed by a future president.

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Canada jihad murderer: “There can’t be world peace until there’s only Muslims”

Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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Islam depends upon ignorant easily brainwashed individuals who will be easily duped by the words of Mohammed with critical thinking not one of their strong suits. 

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If Zehaf-Bibeau’s life is better as he claims, than he must have a despicable life and qualify him for the “Sheet Head,” of the year award.

He’s got it wrong of course, world peace has a chance when the brainwashed Muslims are removed from the earth.

 

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Even where CHILD RAPE is an everyday occurrence, the rape of a 3-YEAR-OLD GIRL shocks community

November 24, 2014

Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

What is it with the sick demented followers of Mohammed, himself a pedophile?

The proper sentence for this horrific behavior would be to sever the assailants  entire genitalia from his body then while he is still conscious feed it to wild hogs.

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In the event his death is not eminent, a pig blood transfusion should help him get through the night.

Are Muslims sick in bred  bastards or what?

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Listless and silent, 3-year-old Neelofar is in a critical condition after being gagged, raped, and nearly killed by an 18-year-old neighbor, in a male-dominated and segregated society, where rape victims are viewed as outcasts, even as prostitutes.

BBC   The girl’s father, Abdul, fears that because they are poor, the authorities will not take the case seriously and ensure the man responsible is prosecuted. “If the government does not give me my rights based on Sharia and Afghan law, I will bring my other six children and kill them in front of the presidential palace and I will leave Afghanistan. My wife and mother also say they will kill themselves.”

The rape of Neelofar is just one of several attacks on young Afghan children which have occurred this month.

Doctors are hopeful she will survive her injuries. But it is not clear if she will ever be able to return to her village because of the stigma of being raped.

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Chuck Hagel Stepping Down As Secretary Of Defense

November 24, 2014

Fox News:

 

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will officially resign amid growing pressure from the Obama administration over his handling of several international crises, Fox News has confirmed.

Hagel, 68, is expected to meet with President Obama at the White House at 11 a.m.

Hagel, a Republican, is the first member of Obama’s team to step down following the sweeping midterm elections where Republicans took control over the Senate.

Hagel took office Feb.27, 2013.

A senior defense official said that Hagel submitted his resignation letter to Obama Monday morning and that the president accepted it. Hagel agreed to remain in office until his successor is confirmed by the Senate, the official said.

The official said both Hagel and Obama “determined that it was time for new leadership in the Pentagon,” adding that they had been discussing the matter over a period of several weeks.

The president is not expected to nominate a new Pentagon chief Monday, according to one official.

The officials insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter by name ahead of Obama’s official announcement.

Hagel is a Republican who served as senator from Nebraska and became a critic of U.S. involvement in Iraq. Obama nominated him to succeed Leon Panetta as Defense Secretary in his second term.

Hagel served in the Vietnam War and received two Purple Hearts.

Recent questions about Hagel’s future at the Pentagon were prompted in part by his decision to postpone a long-planned trip this month to Vietnam. At the time, officials said he needed to remain in Washington for congressional consultations, but that did not stop speculation that the White House might be looking for a replacement for the final two years of Obama’s term.

Just last week Hagel was asked about the speculation during an interview on the Charlie Rose show. He was asked whether he’s concerned by the speculation.

“No. First of all, I serve at the pleasure of the president,” Hagel said. “I`m immensely grateful for the opportunity I`ve had the last two years to work every day for the country and for the men and women who serve this country. I don`t get up in the morning and worry about my job. It`s not unusual by the way, to change teams at different times.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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