#156281 May 19, 2013
Perhaps the president left "no outside military intervention, no cross-border authority" standing orders, and then made himself scarce to those below him seeking further guidance, clarification, or modified orders. Or perhaps he was in the Situation Room watching the Predator videos in live time for all seven hours. We don't yet know where the president was hour by hour.
But this is 100 percent sure: Panetta and Dempsey would have executed a rescue mission order if the president had given those orders. And like the former SEALs in Benghazi, General Ham and all of the troops under him would have been straining forward in their harnesses, ready to go into battle to save American lives.
The execute orders would be given verbally to General Ham at AFRICOM in Stuttgart, but they would immediately be backed up in
official message traffic for the official record. That is why
cross-border authority is the King Arthur's Sword for understanding
Benghazi. The POTUS and only the POTUS can pull out that sword.
We can be 100% certain that cross-border authority was never given. How do I know this? Because if CBA was granted and the rescue mission execute orders were handed down, irrefutable records exist today in at least a dozen involved component commands, and probably many more. No general or admiral will risk being hung out to dry for undertaking a mission-gone-wrong that the POTUS later disavows ordering, and instead blames on "loose cannons" or "rogue officers" exceeding their authority.
No general or admiral will order U.S. armed forces to cross an
international border on a hostile mission unless and until he is certain that the National Command Authority, in the person of the POTUS and his chain of command, has clearly and explicitly given that order: verbally at the outset, but thereafter in written orders and official messages. If they exist, they could be produced today.
When it comes to granting cross-border authority, there are no presidential mumblings or musings to paraphrase or decipher. If you hear confusion over parsed statements given as an excuse for Benghazi, then you are hearing lies. I am sure that hundreds of active-duty military officers know all about the Benghazi execute orders (or the lack thereof), and I am impatiently waiting for one of them to come forward to risk his career and pension as a whistleblower
Leon Panetta is falling on his sword for President Obama with his absurd-on-its-face, "the U.S. military doesn't do risky
things"-defense of his shameful no-rescue policy. Panetta is utterly destroying his reputation.
General Dempsey joins Panetta on the same sword with his tacit agreement by silence. But why? How far does loyalty extend when it comes to covering up gross dereliction of duty by the president?
General Petraeus, however, has indirectly blown the whistle. He was probably "used" in some way early in the cover-up with the purported CIA intel link to the Mohammed video, and now he feels burned. So he conclusively said via his public affairs officer that the stand-down order did not come from the CIA. Well - what outranks the CIA? Only the national security team at the White House. That means President Obama, and nobody else. Petraeus is naming Obama without naming him. If that is not quite as courageous as blowing a whistle, it is far better than the disgraceful behavior of Panetta and Dempsey.
We do not know the facts for certain, but we do know that the rescue mission stand-down issue revolves around the granting or
withholding of cross-border authority, which belongs only to President Obama. More than one hundred gung-ho Force Recon Marines were waiting on the tarmac in Sigonella, just two hours away for the launch order that never came.
#156282 May 19, 2013
1) I did not write it.
2) It is not racists to pass along an example that is racist.
3) And I posted it just to piss you off! And it worked well!!!
#156283 May 19, 2013
It is not plagiarism if I did not know whom to give credit. And it is not racism if it is true!
When I bought my house in Clayton Co., GA (Atlanta Metro area) it was a nice neighborhood. but within five years it had gone way downhill. Among other things people were putting chainlink fence in their front lawns. And burglaries had significantly increased. Plane and simple, it was becoming a racial ghetto so I sold and moved.
Now I have lived in tow middle class HMOs since then and yes, we have some black neighbors but they are much like me. They take care of their property and respect their neighbors.
A few months ago a black neighbor has some cars parked on the curb overnight which is a violation of our HMO covenant but I did not complain. The cars had out of state plates and they were GOOD neighbors and I assumed it was for something unusual and it would return to normal soon.
On the third day I was out walking my dogs in the mid afternoon when I we walked up to the entrance to the housing area and the clubhouse parking lot was full of cars of which over half had out of state plates and the people were dressed in suits. I noticed my neighbor and I waved at him and I asked him what was up.
This great aunt, who was in her 90s, had passed a week early and they had had their funeral that morning and this was the family get together. And as I walked my dogs away I knew that the great aunt was a loved person and that her relatives had come from afar to see her off. And two days later the extra cars were gone and things were back to normal.
Oh, if he is on his front lawn when I walk my dogs, we do greet each other. Oh, and in the cool months I usually walk them in the later part of the day and in the warm months usually the early morning hours.
I have a nice neighborhood and all of my neighbors near me are nice, quiet and respectful people and that is all I ask for.
Oh, I would guess that about a quarter of my neighborhood are black but like me they are upper middle class with many professionals. Oh, one of the women a few doors down works for the .... IRS but I have no plans to shoot her!
#156284 May 19, 2013
Jail to the Chief
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Obama told a group of students to ‘reject those voices’ that warn of Government Tyranny… what’s more important than what he said, was what he did not say. He did not say ‘make them prove it”, he did not say “study for yourself”….and he did not say “Look at the track record”—because history proves him to be a lying marxist….
Never in history…has an administration become so intertwined with the ‘day to day’ operations of America’s major news organizations.
If they haven’t received MASSIVE amounts of money—they have relatives on the payroll.
Read more: http://patriotupdate.com/2013/05/jail-to-the-...
“WISDOM IS A GIFT”
Since: Aug 11
#156285 May 19, 2013
Doesn't matter where the garbage was born.
The only thing he's qualified for is licking boots.
“Facts trump speculation”
Since: Dec 08
#156286 May 19, 2013
Wrong on both counts. Mr. Pilot needs to lean what a holding is. The underlying reasoning supporting a holding is part of the holding. In the case of Ark, he was ruled a citizen because citizens born in the US are natural born citizens. Thus it is incorrect to say he was held to be "just a citizen."
In the Venus, the quote of Vattel was not a holding per who is a citizen. Indeed the quote pertained to domicile.
Insofar as Elg is concerned, she was ruled a natural born citizen because she was born in the United States, not because of her parentage. Indeed the holding in Elg, that she was a natural born citizen, was based on the holding in Ark (born in the USA). Now when the USSC rules that Elg was a natural born citizen because she was born in the US per US v. Ark, it is absurd to claim that Ark was not a natural born citizen when his birth circumstances fulfilled the very same requirement. Such a conclusion is irrational on its face.
Mr. Pilot needs to lean what constitutes a holding.
#156287 May 19, 2013
I wonder if they noted? ; "..when it comes to covering up gross dereliction of duty by the president"!!! If Obama was in the military, he would have been court-martialled!!!
#156288 May 19, 2013
Attention Libtards. The Christian Science Monitor leans .... Left so you had better take it for what it is and what it is is that the press has turned on Obama!!!
The good news – and the bad news – for Obama in scandal-tinged polls
Despite a trio of political scandals, President Obama's approval rating has not slipped in public opinion polls. But most Americans don't think much of the way the administration has handled the issues, and they believe further investigation is justified.
By Brad Knickerbocker | Christian Science Monitor –
Given the battering President Obama took this past week on a trio of political scandals, any public opinion survey results that aren’t dreadful probably are viewed with some relief at the White House.
That may be the clearest message from a CNN/ORC poll released Sunday morning.
According to the survey, which was conducted Friday and Saturday, 53 percent of Americans say they approve of the job the president is doing, with 45 percent saying they disapprove, CNN reports. That’s actually a tick better than the 51 percent approval rating Obama had in early April – but not enough to break out the sparkling cider.
#156289 May 19, 2013
In case #6, George Bush, the IRS would be required to investigate as the this BLACK church and the NAACP obviously violated their their nonprofit status by endorsing, or lobbying against, a political candidate.
Sure, they have a first amendment right to free speech but not as a nonprofit institution! And they got a free pass solely because of REVERSE discrimination!!!
The Christian Science Monitor
Playing the IRS card: Six presidents who used the IRS to bash political foes
The Obama administration isn't the first to face criticism of using the Internal Revenue Service as a political hit squad. Since the advent of the federal income tax about a century ago, several presidents – or their zealous underlings – have directed the IRS to turn its formidable police powers on political rivals.
As President Coolidge's Treasury secretary, Andrew Mellon ordered an IRS audit of a rival, only to find the Franklin Roosevelt administration, later, doing the same to him. President Nixon was caught on tape ordering IRS field audits of dozens of people deemed to be his political enemies. In other cases, a direct line of accountability to the president is not so clear. But whether directly ordered by a president or not, the IRS field audit has long been an option that gives new meaning to the term "bully pulpit."
Here's how six administrations played the IRS card.
#156290 May 19, 2013
Did you give the Left-leaning Christian Science Monitor the ugly face or me for posting it? Again, you attack the messenger while wimping out attacking the message!!!
#156291 May 19, 2013
Rogue Moron confirming yet again that he's a cowardly piece of shit.
#156292 May 19, 2013
Rogue Moron, your passing it along is an implicit endorsement of the message.
If one of your idiot birfoon buddies sent it to you, and you did not write them back to tell them that it's racist garbage and you don't want that type of stuff sent to you, you're endorsing the message.
You're a stupid and vile person.
“WISDOM IS A GIFT”
Since: Aug 11
#156293 May 19, 2013
Perhaps Dr Ben Carson will run for President and win.
Then we can make history by having our first black American President.
#156294 May 19, 2013
HOW THE BLACK FOLK BUILT THIS COUNTRY
THIS IS FOR ALL YOU RACISTS OUT THERE.
HOW THE BLACK FOLK HAS HELPED THE ECONOMY
What people don’t realize is how the black folk grew our economy higher than it could ever have grown without them.
When blacks moved into the white areas in the 60’s they acted like fools with their jiving and jacking around and the whites didn’t want to live around that shit, so they worked two jobs and sold their houses and moved away to the suburbs and built new houses and the forest and lumber industries grew and the hardware stores grew and millions of dollars surged into the economy building roads so the whites could get to and from work.
Then the blacks started robbing and stealing because they were unqualified for jobs because they jived around at school instead of learning and the whites had to buy replacement stuff and the economy grew even stronger.
Since the blacks were unemployed they started hanging around and drinking malt liquor and the malt liquor makers had to expand and add more workers so the economy grew stronger again.
The blacks started shooting people and the hospitals grew and new ones were built and more cops, nurses and doctors were required. People had to buy guard dogs and security alarm companies grew stronger.
Pet stores then sprung up everywhere to sell stuff for the guard dogs. Then the blacks were thrown into jail and new jails had to be built and more guards were hired and the economy grew even stronger than before.
Then the blacks went on welfare and the whites had to work harder to support them and the economy grew stronger.
Then the blacks bought fancy cars and the auto industry grew and TV makers were thrilled and whites bought guns and ammunition to keep the blacks out of their stuff so gun manufacturing jobs grew.
So you see, we owe a lot to the black folk, so stop being so prejudiced!
I actually do not believe it is a black v. white v. brown, etc. issue. It is Ghetto people v. normal people. People who are raised in the matriarchal welfare system just do not know how to behave and it is all because they were raised without father figures.
I really don't care if it is their birth father, their step dad or even a lesbian who assumes the role of The Man of the House. Twenty odd years ago some do-gooders got together and bought some Mother's Day cards and took them to a prison and let the prisoners take the cards and mail them to their mothers and it worked well.
If fact it worked so well the do-gooders decided to do it for Father's Day. But few prisoners took cards to send to their fathers.
You see, children need dads to teach them how to be men and women themselves. You have young men who do not know how to behave as men while young women do not know how they should be treated by men and for the very same reason. LBJ's Great Society has destroyed many more people than it helped.
It is not that Libtards do not mean well but all do often what they do actually makes the situation worse!
“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”
Since: Feb 12
#156295 May 19, 2013
Why are you repeating this Monday morning quarterback second-guessing?. This former seal knows more about tactics, about international conventions than the president, than the sec of defence, than the to military brass? Fool mentions intervention from, for example, Germany. Does he even know how far Germany is from Benghazi? Does he think helicopters can travel that distance in less than an hour? He'd send fighter-bombers to carpet-bomb the American cultural centre? Lotta good that'd do. Why was the American Ambassador doing in the first place at the American cultural centre in Benghazi, at a time of total chaos in that country? Good question. Is no doubt what Obama and the top brass must've been wondering when this sad disaster happened.
“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”
Since: Feb 12
#156296 May 19, 2013
Another excellent newspaper, the Christian Science Monitor that tells it like it is, treats it as news, like the NYT or Wash Post. You are surprised every time, aren't you, Rogue? Yet, that's the way those papers operate, they report the news, and as the NYT motto says, "all the news that's fit to print". They report first and editorialize later, not the other way around.
“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”
Since: Feb 12
#156297 May 19, 2013
Switch monikers, Rogue, switch monikers, you're tripping up all over your split personalities again.
#156298 May 19, 2013
WASHINGTON POST FACTCHECKER DESTROYS OBAMA'S CLAIM HE CALLED LIBYA 'TERRORISM'
Obama’s claim he called Benghazi an ‘act of terrorism’[LIAR - CONFIRMED by your CHOICE of source]
IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE NOW: ABC, CBS and CNN top executives all have siblings or spouses working directly for Obama
The Democrat Party and the media are indistinguishable from one another and it doesn't take much digging to prove it.
You knew the mainstream media was biased, but this is incredible. It was revealed today that CBS News President David Rhodes' brother is Obama Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, who was instrumental in rewriting the Benghazi talking points. But it gets worse. It is now learned that ABC President Ben Sherwood's sister, Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, is a Special Assistant to Barack Obama on national security affairs. But even this isn't it! CNN's deputy bureau chief, Virginia Moseley, is the wife of Tom Nides, who until February was Hillary Clinton's deputy.
Ben Rhodes is a top NSC advisor with absolutely no foreign policy or military experience. None! This idiot has advocated intervention both in Libya and now Syria. How has that worked out for us? He is responsible for helping to massage the Benghazi talking points to watered down drivel. His greatest accomplishment appears to be a Master's Degree in fiction writing received from New York University. So perhaps we should call him Obama's fiction writer!
Jay Carney is married to Claire Shipman, Senior Correspondent at ABC.
#156299 May 19, 2013
SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013
DAMNING: The Complete Benghazi Timeline Spreadsheet [Updated]
Nancy Pelosi's Greatest Hits
OBAMA AIDE: It's Now "Offensive" to Ask What President Did for Eight Hours as Four Americans Fought and Died in #Benghazi
The White House appears to be in full cover-up mode over the President's missing eight hours as the Benghazi attack unfolded.
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013
THE TRAP: What did Hillary and Obama discuss at 10pm on the night of the Benghazi attacks?
Thanks to the least transparent administration in history, Americans still don't know what the President did during the night of the terror attacks that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other heroes.
What did he order? What did he do? Did he take any steps to save the diplomats who were systematically slaughtered over the course of a 6-hour terrorist attack?
One little-mentioned aspect of the evening is a 10pm phone call to Hillary Clinton from Barack Obama.
THE IRS-OFA SCANDAL WIDENS: Lies, Cover-Ups and a Full-Fledged Assault on Free Speech and... Prayer
Like an iceberg beginning to surface, the lawless activities of the IRS-OFA are becoming more and more obvious every day. Conservatives, Jews, Hispanics, Catholics, and Pro-Life groups in general appear to have been harassed, intimidated and humiliated.
#156300 May 19, 2013
FBI agents killed in accident in Virginia Beach area
By Martin Weil, Sunday, May 19,
Two FBI agents from an elite unit based in the Northern Virginia area were killed Friday during a training exercise in the Virginia Beach area, the FBI said Sunday.
The agents were part of the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team, which is part of the Critical Incident Response Group based at Quantico.
An FBI spokeswoman in the Norfolk area said the deaths did not involve gunfire.
WAVY-TV, citing sources, said the incident may have involved a helicopter.
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