Benghazi Whistleblower Gregory Hicks, the Former Deputy Chief of Mission in Libya Says I’ve Been ‘Punished’ for Speaking Out
As reported at NRO, Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks, the former Deputy Chief of mission in Libya stated on ABC’s ‘This Week’ that he has been punished for speaking out about the Obama administrations response, or lack there of, to the night that terrorists attacked the Bengahzi consulate killing four Americans. Gregory Hicks had previously testified in front of Congress that “he was embarrassed” after Susan Rice appeared on the Sunday talk shows blaming the terror attack on a video. Hicks stated in his interview with ‘This Week’ that “I don’t know why I was shunted aside, put in a closet if you will,” but the American people needed to know what took place that night and need to remember those that were killed, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods.
Gregory Hicks, the former deputy chief of mission in Libya who testified before Congress about the 9/11 attacks on an American diplomatic facility earlier this year, believes he has been “punished” for speaking out about the Obama administration’s response the night of the attack. He said he believes at least two of the Americans lost that night could have been saved if the United States had responded in time.
“I don’t know why I was punished,” Hicks said in an interview with ABC’s This Week. “I don’t know why I was shunted aside, put in a closet if you will.”
Gee, does anyone really wonder why Hicks is being punished for daring to speak the truth about Benghazi and question the actions of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton? No one can speak ill of Obama or face the consequences. As for Hillary, “what difference does it make”. Hicks also questioned the lack of judgement of the front runner for the Democrat party for the presidential nominee in 2016 … Hicks is lucky he has not been imprisoned for such heresy.
And talk about the Obama administrations appalling audacity, Susan Rice will brief Congress on the reasons to attack Syria on the Anniversary of Benghazi. What a sick, cruel joke.
CNN: Obama Administration Using These Gruesome Videos of Alleged Chemical Attack to Guilt America into Military Action Against Assad & Syrian
As reported at CNN, the Obama Administration is using gruesome and disturbing videos of the aftermath of a chemical attack against the Syrian people by Syrian President Assad. But how is this any different than being told that a chemical attack occurred? It’s more of the same play on emotional, rather than telling us, “We the People” and Congress, what is the reason why there needs to be US involvement in a Syrian civil war. Of course this is heinous, but there are many things that occur in this world that are heinous that the US does nothing about. Sec. of State John Kerry had stated regarding Syria, ‘Not the Time to Be Silent Spectators to Slaughter’. So let’s understand this, the first 100,000 people killed in Syria, that was OK to be a silent spectator, but now that chemical weapons were used, that is different? Really?
Barack Obama, John Kerry, et all have still failed to explain how this was against US national security.
I still do not know how Obama could draw a “red line” yet have nothing in place so if one went over that line, retaliation would occur. You don’t make such claims and ultimatums if you have butkis. This rodeo clown is so used to playing politics with his rhetoric against the GOP, that he has no concept how to act as a leader on world events. Instead, he folded like a house of cards and showed he has zero leadership skills.
These are some of the hard-to-stomach images that the Obama administration has shown a select group of senators in closed-door briefings to make the case that a limited military attack on Syria is justified.
CNN was the first to obtain the 13 different videos seen by members of the Senate Intelligence Committee that depict the gruesome scene of an chemical weapons attack in Syria on August 21. The administration told senators that their authenticity was verified by the intelligence community.
The attack, allegedly carried out by Syrian forces under President Bashar al-Assad, has touched off the most critical foreign policy question since the uprising began in 2011: Is a military response merited?
Video Warning – Disturbing in nature
As the anniversary of 9-11 is nearly upon us and the one year anniversary of the Benghazi terror attack, Obama’s greatest obstacle is how does he justify attacking Assad that will benefit the Al-Qaeda infested Syrian government opposition, when we have supposedly been at war with these terrorists for 12 years? Sorry, but how does the United States act in any military fashion that would aid Al-Qaeda?
Posted September 8, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Are You Kidding Me … Senator John McCain (R-AZ) Says Shouting ‘Allahu Akhbar!’ the Same as Christians Shouting ‘Thank God!’
NO HE DIDN’T … This is what political correctness gets you, a RINO politician making a comparison as absurd as it gets … Sure it is Senator McCain and Islam is a religion of peace as well.
As reported at Breitbart, this morning on ‘Fox & Friends’ Senator John McCain (R-AZ) got indignant when suggested Fox News host Brian Kilmeade said he had a problem with Syrian opposition groups shouting “Allahu Akhbar! Allahu Akhbar!” as rockets hit government offices demonstrated Islamist influence among the opposition. McRINO actually said the following, that shouting ‘Allahu Akhbar!’ was the same as Christians shouting ‘Thank God!’ WOW, just WOW. Suddenly, everyone is a “moderate” Muslim to McCain. The Syrian freedom fighters, the Muslim Brotherhood, all good moderate Muslims. Exactly whose side is this guy on?
OK you senile SOB, how dare you. This fossil needs to be sent packing. A note to the moron senator from Arizona, when Christians thank God it is in thanks to Our Creator, not an affirmation to murder and martyrdom in the name of Allah. Good grief, you are an evil, demented little man.
“I have a problem helping those people screaming that after a hit,” Kilmeade said. McCain responded: “Would you have a problem with an American or Christians saying ‘thank God? Thank God?’” He added, “That’s what they’re saying. Come on! Of course they’re Muslims, but they’re moderates and I guarantee you they are moderates.” McCain provided no evidence to suggest that Syrian opposition groups are moderate, as opposed to the wide swath of evidence suggesting that the opposition is heavily infested with al Qaeda.
Just curious when was the last time you heard a Christan say thank God as he cut off some one’s head?
UPDATE I: From the Right Scoop … Mark Levin rips McCain a new one with his idiot comment about comparing ‘Allahu Akhbar!’ to ‘Thank God’.
Barack Obama Hears the Cries of Hypocrisy and Reads the Polls … Obama Says He Will Wait for Vote and Ask for Congress’s Approval to Take Military Action Against Syria … What Happened to the Urgency to Attack?
UM, WHAT HAPPENED TO OBAMA’S URGENCY TO ATTACK SYRIA … LIKE PASSING OBAMACARE?
Talk about your 180′s? This afternoon in a 35 minute delayed Rose Garden White House presser, President Barack Obama stated that he had has decided to use military force against Syria, but will ask Congress for approval to do so. So what made Obama change his mind on going it alone without any approval, could it have been the cries of HYPOCRISY were so loud that even the Obamamessiah could not ignore? So Obama will wait until Congress comes back on September 9 to debate and vote on approval to use military force. HUH? What happened to the immediacy of having to attack Syria? Obama and Kerry had stated we had to do this sooner rather than later. Now Obama is willing to wait at last another 9 or 10 days, maybe two weeks? That line in the sand appears to have been washed away by the ocean waves. Or was it the vote by the British Parliament and the fact that Americans want no part of another war in the Middle East? However, one thing is certain, Obama has handled this entire thing so poorly, he looks like a weak, rank amateur.
I am still not sure how Assad gassing his people is a risk to the United States national security. Sorry, by Syria using chemical weapons against its people, whether they be men, women or children is hideous. But Syria did not use them against us or are they planning to. Also, does it really matter how a dictator kills his own people? Is it more outrageous is a dictator kills 500 people with chemical weapons or a firing squad?
President Obama said Saturday that the United States has decided to use military force against Syria, calling last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack there “an attack on human dignity,” but said he would seek congressional authorization for an attack.
The announcement puts off an imminent cruise missile strike, a prospect that had put the region on edge and stoked intense debate in the United States, where many dread getting dragged into a new war. It is not clear what the Obama administration would do if Congress declines to authorize a military operation.
“We cannot and must not turn a blind eye to what happened in Damascus,” Obama said during an address at the Rose Garden. “This has implications beyond chemical warfare.”
Congress is in recess until Sept. 9, and it was not immediately clear whether lawmakers would try to convene earlier for an emergency vote. Leading lawmakers who had called on the administration to seek congressional approval were pleased by Obama’s announcement.
The Hill: Rep. Peter King: Obama ‘abdicating responsibility as commander in chief’.
In a scathing statement that differed sharply from the reaction of House GOP leaders, King said Obama was making a mistake that would undermine future presidents.
“President Obama is abdicating his responsibility as commander-in-chief and undermining the authority of future presidents,” said King, a former Homeland Security Committee chairman who has flirted with running for president in 2016.
“The president does not need Congress to authorize a strike on Syria. If Assad’s use of chemical weapons against civilians deserves a military response, and I believe it does, and if the president is seeking congressional approval, then he should call Congress back into a special session at the earliest date,” King said.
Question 1: What happens if Congress does not give Congressional approval to attack Syria, much like the British Parliament denied UK Prime Minister Cameron? Obama has to sell his war against Syria and to date has not done so. Lobbing a couple of cruise missiles is hardly worth the headache. Obama has said that an attack would not be for regime change. So then what would it be for? Any attach against Assad will be in support of the opposition backed by Al-Qaeda.
Question 2: What happens if what Obama does creates regime change in Syria and we replace a dictator with Al-Qaeda?
The question has been asked over and over as to what Obama was doing during the Benghazi terror attacks, but what was he doing while US Navy Seals were taking down Bin Laden?
So what was President Barack Obama doing as our brave US Navy Seals were taking down Bin Laden? Enter Reggie Love, Barack Obama’s personal assistant. During an interview, Reggie Love was asked to discuss the day Osama Bin Laden was killed. Incredibly,Reggie said the following:
“Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [President Obama] was like, ‘I’m not going to be down there, I can’t watch this entire thing,’ So he, myself, Pete Souza the White House photographer, Marvin, we must have played 15 hands, 15 games of spades.”
Are you serious, Obama was playing cards? Obama took full credit and spiked the football following the death of Bin Laden and all the while it was going on he might have just been playing cards. Was he even there in the situation room, did he even care? Or was he just going to make an appearance when it appeared the mission would be a success?
Which begs the question, why would Reggie Love make the comments about Obama playing cards, if it was not true? In Love’s mind it must have been no different than Obama playing golf as Americans suffer or Obama going off the Martha’s Vineyard as Egypt burns.
From Red Alert Politics: Reggie Love talks about playing cards with President Obama the day Osama bin Laden died.
Sure, the most famous image from the day Osama bin Laden died was taken in the Situation Room, with President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden’s pursed faces clearly in view. But former Obama “body man” Reggie Love painted another picture from that day, too.
“Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [President Obama] was like, ‘I’m not going to be down there, I can’t watch this entire thing,’” Love recalled.
So the POTUS, Love, White House photographer Pete Souza and staffer Marvin Nicholson holed up in the nearby private dining room and played cards. “We must have played 15 games of spades,” Love said.
WOW … Attorney Joe DiGenova for Whistleblower Says … 400 Missiles Stolen in Benghazi & “In Hands of Some Very Ugly People”
BENGHAZI-GATE: It’s all beginning to make sense why Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton wanted Benghazi to go away …
During an interview Monday with WMAL’s Mornings On The Mall, Benghazi whistleblower attorney Joe DiGenova, who represents Mark Thompson, told WMAL he’s been told that some “very ugly people” had stolen the missiles, and that the Benghazi annex played a key role in the theft. The below is a must listen audio from Joe DiGenova that connects the dots as to why the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton’s State department did what they did following the terror attack in Benghazi that left four Americans dead. It was never really about the Consulate for the terrorists, it was about the CIA annex. Ever wonder why the there was a delay of the FBI going to Benghazi to investigate the terrorist crime scene? Think the CIA wanted the FBI looking around and finding shoulder surface to air missiles right before a presidential election? What happens when these weapons are used against American targets? Weasel Zippers opines, DiGenova “also notes that the President mentioned the sealed indictment to make it appear as though he was doing something, but violated a court order to reveal the sealed indictment.” I thought Obama was going to go after “leakers”? Except, when it is him.
Make no mistake about it America, Benghazi-gate is far worse than Watergate ever was. 4 AMERICANS DIED!!! But we have an obstruction administration and a complicit liberal MSM covering for their hero, Barack Obama.
On August 12, Joe DiGenova, attorney for one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, told Washington D.C.’s WMAL that one of the reasons people have remained tight-lipped about Benghazi is because 400 U.S. missiles were “diverted to Libya” and ended up being stolen and falling into “the hands of some very ugly people.”
DiGenova represents Benghazi whistleblower Mark Thompson. He told WMAL that he “does not know whether [the missiles] were at the annex, but it is clear the annex was somehow involved in the distribution of those missiles.”
He claimed his information “comes from a former intelligence official who stayed in constant contact with people in the special ops and intelligence community.” He said the biggest concern right now is finding those missiles before they can be put to use. “They are worried, specifically according to these sources, about an attempt to shoot down an airliner,” he claimed.
Gee Hillary Clinton, are you still asking “what difference does it make?”
In the Wake Unprecedented Embassy Closings, Obama Goes on Tonight Show: Hey NSA … President Barack Obama Tells Comedian Jay Leno that “We don’t have a domestic spying program.”
More from the Comedian in Chief …
So let’s get this right, President Barack Obama’s first comments made following the unprecedented closing of dozens of Embassies and Consulates across the Middle East and North Africa are made on the Tonight Show? Seriously! More US Embassies were closed than were after the 9-11 terror attacks and this guy goes on the Tonight Show? This is how serious this man is as a president.
The jokes on you America … You reelected me
During last night’s appearance on ‘The Tonight Show,’ President Barack Obama told comedian Jay Leno that … “We don’t have a domestic spying program.” Wow really, don’t tell the NSA that. I guess one needs to ask Obama what his definition is of a domestic spying program. Which is exactly the reason why this clown, the Comedian in Chief went onto the ‘Tonight Show’ in the first place. Obama knew he could get away with saying anything and would never get a tough follow up questioning calling him on his bullsh*t. Barack Obama also said the U.S. is not overreacting by closing some U.S. embassies for a week.Nah, it is not over-reacting, but wasn’t it this same very president who was running for reelection in 2012 the man who said that Al-Qaeda was decimated and on the run? Yea, no over-reaction here Jay. Of course that was Jay’s turn to then ask, didn’t you say they were on the run, isn’t that what you ran on and told the American people? Instead, we got crickets.
Then President Barack Obama had the audacity to tell Leno the following, “The odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident, unfortunately.” Mr. President, maybe you would want to say that face to face to the family and loved ones of our heroes killed in Benghazi, U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Tyrone S. Woods.
Posted August 7, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Obama’s Overseas Contingency Operation: Bill Kristol Says … A Year Ago Barack Obama Said Al Qaeda Is On The Run, “And Now We Seem To Be On The Run”
Barack Obama played presidential reelection politics during the 2012 Presidential election with the war on terror and boasted that Al-Qaeda was on the run, decimated on on the path to destruction. Now flash-forward to 2013 and nothing could be further from the truth. As stated at Legal Insurrection, how did a “Decimated” al-Qaeda causes U.S. to shut embassies and go on high alert? You can’t blame this one on George W. Bush, although I am sure Obama will find some one to find fault with other than himself and his failed policies.
The most damning comment Kristol made was ” … year ago the president said Al Qaeda is on the run. And now we seem to be on the run.” And that appears to be the case. Suddenly, after Americans were told that Obama was well on the way to defeating terrorism, we find out quite the contrary. Isn’t it rather peculiar though that in an election year, just one month before the actual election that Benghazi was attacked on September 11, 2012 after months of warnings of terror threats and requests for fortifying the Consulate. However, in a non-election year, after Barack Obama wins 4 more years, he is willing to make unprecedented closings of dozens of Embassies and Consulates acrodd the Middle East and North Africa. Obama could not even see fit to address Benghazi during the 2012 presidential election and went with the lie that it was a result of a video tape.
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From Real Clear Politics:
BILL KRISTOL, THE WEEKLY STANDARD: Four years ago President Obama gave a much heralded speech as outreach to the Muslim world. And now, four years later we are closing embassies throughout the Muslim world. The year ago the president said Al Qaeda is on the run. And now we seem to be on the run. I’m not criticizing the decision to close the embassies. That’s probably the right thing to do for the sake of trying to save American lives and others, but it’s a terrible thing. That, you know, just a year ago boasting Al Qaeda is on the run and Osama bin Laden is dead. And now an unprecedented closure of 22 embassies and the travel alert, which lasts for a month, which incidentally — I’m not sure people understand that State Department hates to do that.
You know, this — this is the highest level of the — the travel advisory they do (inaudible), and the travel alert, every host government dislikes that. It cuts tourism. They are objecting to the ambassadors there, the ambassadors are cabling back to the State Department saying, travel alert, are you sure we have to do that? For the U.S. government and the State Department to issue a travel alert for the next month means the threat is serious.
Decimated Al-Qaeda? Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss … “the Threats are Very Reminiscent of What We saw Pre-9/11.” … “the Most Serious … I’ve Seen in a Number of Years.”
My what a difference an Obama presidential reelection year makes … Wasn’t Al-Qaeda decimated? … At least this time Obama did not blame Embassy closings on a video tape.
As reported by FOX News, Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on the Sunday talk show ‘Meet the Press’ that that the threats are “very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11″ and the threats as “the most serious … I’ve seen in a number of years.”
The US State Department has now extended the closings of Embassies across the Middle East and North Africa, , as the terror threat across the region remained high through the final days of Ramadan. So how is it that a decimated Al-Qaeda caused the United States to shut down embassies and go on high alert?
Capitol Hill lawmakers, including top-ranking members of intelligence committees, on Sunday described the terror threat that closed 22 U.S. embassies and consulates across the Muslim region as the most serious one since before the 9/11 attacks and related to specific act or plot.
If I had plans to travel to certain places in the Middle East, I would probably go ahead and cancel them,” he said.
Rooney’s comments followed Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, telling NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the threats are “very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11.”
He also described the threats as “the most serious … I’ve seen in a number of years.”
But wait … Didn’t the Obamamessiah tell us during the 2012 Presidential campaign at stump speech after stump speech that Al-Qaeda was decimated and on the run? Barack Obama tried to portray us as some savior of America and that he had defeated Al-Qaeda. But of course with the Lying King, it was all rhetoric and misrepresentations as to what was really going on in the Middle East and terrorism. Obama told us that Al-Qaeda was on the path to death and yet then Benghazi happened. Obama boasted that Al-Qaeda was on the path to defeat and on the run, yet by the looks of the two dozen US Embassies and Consulates closed, nothing could be further from the truth. Barack Obama, the “Campaigner” in Chief would do and say anything to get reelected no matter what. He knows nothing about leadership, it was about being reelected.
Can we just come out and say the obvious … HE LIED!!!
Posted August 5, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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ARE YOU KIDDING!!! US Closes 21 Embassies Due to Al-Qaeda Threat … Obama Officials Meet on Al-Qaeda Threat and Barack Obama Goes Golfing
The don’t call him the “Golfer” in Chief for nothing … Barack Obama is a complete joke as President … When the going gets tough, Obama goes golfing.
So lets understand this, 21 US Embassies have been closed due to what ABC News reporting that Senior U.S. Official intercepted Al Qaeda communications indicate a planned attack ‘Big,’ ‘Strategically Significant’ … and our fearless leader goes golfing. UNBELIEVABLE. How is it that high level meetings can be taking place with such an unprecedented security threats that so many Embassies and Consulates are closed in the Middle East and North Africa and Obama’s sees fit to go golfing yet again? What is actually more important to this guy, he celebrate his birthday, or US security and the war on terror?
Seriously folks, how does Obama go golfing when there was supposed terrorist chatter that has not been seen since 9-11? What is wrong with this man that he cannot comprehend that the perception that he take terrorism seriously matters? There is something seriously psychologically wrong with Obama that he cannot stop golfing in the face of what is reported as the greatest terror threat since 9/11.
On the day that almost two dozen U.S. embassies and consulates across North Africa and the Middle East are closed following the identification of a significant threat from an al-Qaeda affiliate, a senior U.S. official is providing new details about the communications intercepted from the terrorists, telling ABC News that al-Qaeda operatives could be heard talking about an upcoming attack. The official described the terrorists as saying the planned attack is “going to be big” and “strategically significant.”
“The part that is alarming is the confidence they showed while communicating and the air of certainty,” the official said, adding that the group — Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula — appeared to have a media plan for after the attack.
Authorities do not know the exact target of the planned attack, according to the official.
“We do not know whether they mean an embassy, an airbase, an aircraft, trains,” the official said.
Today on “This Week,” Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-MD — the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee — said the intercepted communications called for a “major attack.”
“We received information that high level people from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are talking about a major attack,” Ruppersberger said. “And these are people at a high level.”
“It’s a very credible threat and it’s based on intelligence,” Ruppersberger continued. “What we have to do now is the most important issue, is protect Americans throughout the world.”