Benghazi-gate: Names of Benghazi Whistle-Blower Witnesses Revealed … Mark Thompson, Gregory Hicks and Eric Nordstrum
BENGHAZI-GATE … The Whistle-Blowers Edition:
As reported by FOX News, the names of the three “whistle-blowers” who will testify next Wednesday at a Congressional Committee on the Benghazi massacre are Mark Thompson, Gregory Hicks and Eric Nordstrum. White House spokesperson Jay Carney may think that Benghazi happened a long time ago; however, these “whistle-blowers” are about to make the Benghazi White House cover up a very current problem. From the Blaze comes the following people who will be testifying; Gregory Hicks, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the September assault; Mark Thompson, former Marine and deputy coordinator for operations at the State Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, the former top security officer in Libya. Nordstrum also testified in front of the House Oversight committee back in October (VIDEO), saying staff at the US consulate in Benghazi lacked sufficient protection; however, Thompson and Hicks have yet to speak publically.
Think about this in its totality. The PJ Tatler brings up a very interesting point. How damning do you think these individuals testimony is if the White House was willing to threaten them with the end of their careers if they testified, you can be sure they will have something interesting to add to what we know about the attack. A terror attack blamed on a video tape by the Obama Administration where four Americans were murdered as no one came to their aid.
Their identities have been a well-guarded secret, known only to their high-powered lawyers and a handful of House lawmakers and staff. But now Fox News has learned the names of the self-described Benghazi “whistleblowers” who are set to testify before a widely anticipated congressional hearing on Wednesday.
Appearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be three career State Department officials: Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks; Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for Operations in the agency’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the regional security officer in Libya, the top security officer in the country in the months leading up to the attacks.
Rep. Issa: GOP Oversight May 8th Benghazi hearing will be streamed live at http://Oversight.House.Gov at 11:30 here
Last week, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) promised “explosive” Benghazi hearings were coming and said, “direct testimony by eyewitnesses is always the most compelling.” There has been much talk between the House Republicans and the Obama White House that these three men and other have been prevented by the White House to tell their stories of their knowledge of what occurred that night. Many that were there fear of retaliation of losing their job if they testify. This could have devastating effects on Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s future run for President.
These individuals are true patriots for coming forward and setting America straight on what happened, even though the Obama White House and their propaganda machine, the MSM, will do everything in their power to slander them, call them liars and undermine their credibility. As the Jawa Report opines, Most likely leftist and Bronco Bama’s MFM are working hard to destroy the credibility of these patriots before the hearing even starts.
“What difference does it make”? ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton
“Benghazi happened a long time ago” ~ Jay Carney
We Need an IQ Test for Politicians … Don’t Forget Back Ground Checks, How About Lie Detector Tests as Well?
Instapundit wants IQ Test for politicians … sounds like a good start; however, I say they take a lie detector test as well!!!
Glenn Harlan Reynolds, better known to the blogosphere as the Instapundit, writes in the NY Post … I think that what we really need are IQ tests for political officeholders. Amen Brother! Reynold’s points to the recent incompetence and complete ignorance of the facts from Diana DeGette (D-CO), who supports a ban on full-capacity magazines without understanding what a magazine actually is. It appears that Ed Driscoll has a perfect example of exactly what Glenn was talking about, courtesy of a tweet from Donna Brazile. I would go one further when it comes to politicians, well maybe two further. Instead of demanding their tax returns, I would rather they have an extensive background check like they wish to put perspective gun buyers through and how about a lie detector test as well!
While politicians talk about expanding background checks for gun owners, I’m starting to think that what we really need are IQ tests for political officeholders. The only problem is, that might leave us with a lot of vacancies in Congress and America’s statehouses.
The debacle over New York’s rushed-through gun bill is one example of what happens when enthusiasm meets stupid. But another is to be found in Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), who supports a ban on full-capacity magazines without understanding what a magazine actually is.
Last week, DeGette justified her position this way: “I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those now they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.” Um, ah . . . no. Completely wrong, in fact.
To make things simple enough that even a member of Congress can understand, it’s like this: Magazines aren’t “bullets.” They’re, basically, metal boxes with springs. You fill them up with bullets, and put them in a gun. When the gun fires the bullet on top, the spring pushes a new one up so that it can load into the chamber. When you fire all the bullets, you pop out the box-with-spring and replace it with another.
They should be made to take the American Civic Literary Test.
Teachers Shouldn’t Use Red Colored Pens to Mark Students Homework Because It’s Like Shouting and Upsets Them
How on Earth are today’s kids going to be able to cope with any problems in the future. There in lies the rub, maybe they already can’t and explains the irrational fatal responses to dealing with issues and confrontation of today’s children.
Who in there life has not got a test or paper back in school marked up in read showing the misspelled words, errors and teachers comments? That may be a thing of the past. In the wussified world we live in today because “red” pens make children feel uncomfortable, researchers at University of Colorado in the U.S say that teachers should use more neutral colors like blue. GOOD GRIEF!!! The researchers behind the study say that teachers should not use red pens to mark homework and tests because it could upset schoolchildren. GOOD, THAT IS THE POINT SO THEY DON’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE IN THE FUTURE.
Teachers should stop using red pens to mark homework and tests because it could upset schoolchildren, U.S researchers say.
A study showed students think they’ve been assessed more harshly when their work is covered in red ink compared to more neutral colours like blue.
Sociologists Richard Dukes and Heather Albanesi from the University of Colorado told the Journal of Social Science: ‘The red grading pen can upset students and weaken teacher-student relations and perhaps learning.’
In 2008, hundreds of schools banned teachers from using red ink to correct work because they considered it ‘confrontational’ and ‘threatening’.
But Chris McGovern, chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, slammed the findings saying: ‘In my own experience of 35 years in teaching is that children actually prefer teachers to use red ink because they can read comments more easily.
The entire point of marking a child’s paper, test, exam and quiz in red is to stand out from the blue or black ink or pencil that was used by the student. What a joke and candy-a$$ country we have become if a child cannot take having their exam graded in red ink. It might upset them? Really, maybe it should upset them so that they learn from their mistakes and get it right the nest time? But the liberals who have destroyed today’s public schools would rather the children feel better and not have anything upset them, rather than actually learn.
What have we come to in this country? I am sorry, but no one can tell me that the school system today. Between educators are more worried about teaching ‘Heather has Two Mommies’, charging children on terroristic threats when in possession of a Hello Kitty bubble gun, teaching sex-ed at far too young an age and gumming down the educational system with “No Child Left Behind’, allowing children to retake tests until they pass. We now have these fools worried about upsetting the children with red ink. Guess what, when you get a 100% or A+, that is in big bold red ink as well. Is that upsetting them as well? AMERICA, when are the parents going to stand up and make educators understand that it is during a child’s learning years that they understand how to cope with mistakes and failures that will serve them later on in life? Then again, many of the times, the parents are also to blame for their coddling of little Bobby or Suzie who were made to feel uncomfortable by getting a bad grade.
We have already taken away dodge ball and any thing that would promote completion in public schools. Picking teams is history because those who are chose last are made to feel inferior. Is it any wonder why when you do nothing but coddle children that they have no idea how to perform in the real world?
Any school that would follow the banning of red ink, should maybe have their decision makers be provided a pink slip as well.
Because Obama is a President of all the People … White House Petition Began by Moonbat Left Calls for Stripping Citizenship & Exile Anyone Who Signs Petition to Secede
This is still America, isn’t it?
As reported at the Weekly Standard, a White House petition has been started and gaining momentum calling for Barack Obama to sign an executive order to strip the citizenship and exile anyone who signs a petition in favor of a state’s session from the United States. The title of the petition is, “WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them.” At the writing of this post, the petition had 8075 signatures. So let’s understand this, those signing this petition want to take away the citizenship from others for expressing their right to Free Speech as provided in the US Constitution? Secession is a serious situation as many are getting fed up with our federal government; however, this petition is a joke. As opined by the Lonely Conservative, “Do they think Obama will deport all of the hard working taxpayers that he needs to continue paying into the system so he can keep spreading the wealth around?” Amen Sister!
A White House petition gathering force calls for citizenship to be stripped and exile for anyone who signs a petition in favor of a state’s secession.
“Mr. President, please sign an executive order such that each American citizen who signed a petition from any state to secede from the USA shall have their citizenship stripped and be peacefully deported,” the full petition reads.
The title of the petition is, “WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them.”
Numerous states have begun petitions to secede from the US.
63 Million People Saw Mitt Romney Take Obama to the Politcal Wood Shed During the 1st Presidential Debate in Denver, CO
The age old adage has never been more true than what occurred the other night during the first Presidential debate in Denver, CO dubbed the “Duel in Denver” … you do not get a second chance to make a first impression.
More than 63 million viewers watched GOP Presidential challenger Mitt Romney politically alienate Barack Obama during the debate. What many have called one of the best and worst debate performances ever, Romney easily won the debate at the night’s end, not on points, but by a knock out as seen by two post debate polls, HERE and HERE and more importantly, by the reaction of the LEFT. More people saw this debate between Romney and Obama than tuned in for the 2008 Presidential debate. For an electorate that many had deemed as uninterested, it would appear that many were engaged and saw Obama come across as not engaged and struggling to defend his failed polices or make any lucid comments.
More than 58 million people watched the first Presidential debate last night between President Obama and Mitt Romney, up substantially from the first debate in the 2008 election cycle, which had 52.4 million viewers.
Fox News was the most-watched cable news network during the debate, and will likely be the most-watched network on TV, though final broadcast numbers will not be released until after 4 PM.
What was the end result of the victory by Mitt Romney … all the Obama attacks ads against Romney mean nothing. Romney displayed himself as a warm, classy, intelligent, reasonable candidate and man. But most importantly Romney came across as completely … Presidential!
July 4th 2012 … Happy Independence Day
Happy Birthday America, to the greatest nation on Earth, the Home of the Free and the Land of the Brave. However, it is each generations responsibility to maintain the freedoms and liberties that our Founding Fathers bestowed on us with their sacrifices. Remember America, freedom is not free. As you celebrate this 4th of July with family and friends remember also that it is not government, but your Creator that you are endowed with certain unalienable Rights. In a time in which it would appear that more and more Americans accept being dependent upon their government, maybe it is a good time for “We the People” to really understand and realize what others died for our rights to be free.
God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood
If tomorrow all the things were gone I’d worked for all my life,
And I had to start again with just my children and my wife.
I’d thank my lucky stars to be living here today,
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can’t take that away.
And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A.
A note to the present day politicians whether they be Democrats, Republicans or Independents … Today “INDEPENDENCE” is to be celebrated, not dependence. The United States of America was founded on liberties and freedoms endowed from their Creator, not by government laws made to silence, enslave and make “WE THE PEOPLE” dependent on others. Do not allow an administration to promise entitlements and forever enslave you to the government. Do not ever forget what made America and Americans exceptional. If you do not stand up and say no and do things for yourself, as stated at Hot Air, we will become a government dependent society just like Europe.
In 1776 “WE THE PEOPLE” fought a War for Independence and against a tyrannical government. Men fought and died to throw off a tyrannical government and sought to put one in place that was of, by and for the American people. I would dare say that our Founding Fathers would cringe to see what their brave efforts have been transformed into today. Never forget America, whether it be with a musket in 1776 or a vote in present day, it is your responsibility to uphold the following words from the Declaration of Independence signed this day in 1776 … “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government … But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government …” America, do not ever let your voice be silenced and it is your God given right to uphold the values, virtues and liberties that were fought for you 236 years ago. America is worth fighting for, and it is your responsibility to do so.
America the Beautiful – Ray Charles
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776 – Declaration of Independence
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
Red Skelton’s Pledge of Allegiance
And to the Republic - Republic, a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people; and it’s from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.
With Liberty – Which is Freedom; the right of power to live one’s own life, without threats, fear, or some sort of retaliation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
America, Why I Love Her – John Wayne
From Alaska’s cold to the Everglades…from the Rio Grande to Maine…
My heart cries out… my pulse runs fast at the might of her domain.
You ask me why I love her?… I’ve a million reasons why.
My beautiful America… beneath Gods’ wide, wide sky.
Powerline reminds us of the eternal meaning of Independence Day and a tribute to Abraham Lincoln.
GOD BLESS THE USA!
Alamo Heights Defeat San Antonio Edison in Basketball …Chanting USA, USA, USA is Now Considered Racist in the America … What Has Happen to Our Country?
SINCE WHEN IS IT RACIAL TO CHANT USA, USA, USA … WHAT HAPPENED TO AMERICA?
File this one under, WTF has happened to the country that I was born in? How is chanting USA, USA, USA racist? Seriously, we have to apologize for such a chant? This political correctness BS has got to stop. Watch the VIDEO below … if one did not know that it was an actual news story, one would think that it was an SNL skit. BTW, is San Antonio, TX still in the United States?
KSAT reported that a racial incident took place following a high school basketball game between Alamo Heights and San Antonio Edison. The racial incident, the Alamo Heights fans chanted USA, USA, USA. HUH??? Because one team has a predominate amount of Hispanics on their team, it is considered racism to chant USA. They are actually apologizing for the incident and demanding the students apologize. APOLOGIZE FOR WHAT!!! We still do have a US Constitution and a First Amendment of Free Speech, correct? I am so sick of people crying racism, where there is none. How in the hell is chanting USA racism? If anyone actually thinks that, it might be time for you to leave …
But it was just after the trophy presentation when the coach was not proud of the chant coming from Alamo Heights fans.
“USA, USA, USA,” they chanted.
San Antonio Independent School District officials took the chant as a racial insult to a school with all minority players from a school with mostly white ones.
On the KSAT 12 Defenders Facebook page, Santos Villarreal’s post reads “this has to stop.”
SAISD Spokeswoman Leslie Price heard about the incident after it had happened.
“This is very disrespectful to our students,” Price said.
She said the district is glad the coach put a stop to the chant immediately and hopes Alamo Heights addresses it quickly.
“It is surprising and it’s disappointing to hear that anyone would be out there making those kind of remarks,” Price said.
Edison students who attended Saturday’s game were shocked when they heard the chant. Some thought the fans of the victors should have been better behaved.
How dare all those racists chant USA, USA, USA during “Miracle on Ice” at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY. This is how sadly low our country has become. I will say this, if any one thinks that chanting USA is bad or shameful … LEAVE, LEAVE RIGHT NOW!!! Are the kids from the predominantly Hispanic high school not attending school and living in the USA? Nuff said.
CROWD CHANTS USA, USA, USA DURING MIRACLE ON ICE
Just curious, what’s next not playing the United States National Anthem before sporting events, is that racist? How about America the Beautiful, is that racist? What about having an American flag in the gym, is that considered racist? How about God Bless America, is that racist too? Oh, but I bet chanting viva la Mexico would have been perfectly OK. Or wearing Hispanic heritage clothing on Cinco de Mayo while making other take off their USA clothes is ok as well.
Alamo Heights Superintendent Dr. Kevin Brown also apologized for the chant.
“We just hope that people know that that’s not who we are and we’re not going to let it happen again,” Brown said.
Alamo Heights has apologized to SAISD and the students identified will also have to apologize and have been banned from the state title games.
“We think that you have to earn a right to be there and that’s not a reflection of our school district,” Brown said.
I have one thing to say to those who were so offended … USA, USA, USA!!!
Tis the Season … Santa Claus Dressed as Skeleton, Nailed to a Cross Removed from Public Christmas Display
Some things are beyond words. So a Nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus Christ is offensive, but a skeleton dressed as Santa Claus nailed to a cross is not! Is this how low we have become in the US in our efforts to promote PC?
The War on Christmas continues as it is far game to offend Christianity. So only certain types of offensive free speech are allowed? Needless to say, an offended member of the community took down the offensive display.
The annual Leesburg dispute over holiday displays is getting as predictable as the rush of shoppers on Black Friday.
A skeleton, dressed as Santa Claus, nailed to a cross, was torn down by an enraged woman outside of the Loudoun County Courthouse.
The display was legally there, with the consent of the county, officials said.
Mary Czarnecki, a county resident, wasn’t having it. She, piece by piece and bone by bone, took “Skele-Claus” off the cross and laid him on the courthouse’s lawn.
“You don’t think this is offensive?”
The individual, Jeff Heflin, actually applied for approval with the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors to put up his anti-Christmas Season display. He stated that his Christmas display “depicts how society’s materialistic obsessions and addictions are killing the season’s peace, love, joy and kindness.” Really?
I wonder what Church Jeff Heflin belongs to?
Oh, but get this … open minded words from an Atheist. This hypoctit says that people should keep an open mind about the skeleton dressed Santa. Really? WHERE IS THE ATHEISTS OPEN MIND WHEN IT COMES TO NATIVITY SCENES? ISN’T THIS WHAT HAS CAUSED THE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS PROBLEM IN AMERICA … NON-BELIEVERS LACK OF AN OPEN MIND AND SUING CHRIST OUT OF CHRISTMAS!!!
The leader of the Northern Virginia Atheists, Rick Wingrove, says tearing down the display was illegal, and people should keep an open mind.
“Offense is in the eye of the beholder. We’re offended by the religious displays on government property. We think it’s constitutionally improper,” Wingrove said.
What part did NBC not get that it was the “US” Open Golf Championship?
While watching the beginning of US Open Gold Championship on Sunday, I noticed something just was not quite right. NBC decided to cut the words “under God” from the reading of the Pledge of Allegiance from the beginning of its coverage of the U.S. Open Golf Championship. To make matters worse, it didn’t just happen once, it occurred twice. So much for NBC’s patriotic salute during the US Open where the liberal editors willfully and purposely decided to edit out “under God.”
Click on pic above or HERE to watch the Video of NBC omitting “under God”
NBC apologizes for omitting “Under God” stating that is was not their intent to do so. BS!!! That portion, the “under God” part was intentionally omitted and you know it. You should be ashamed of yourself. As stated at Michelle Malkin, like we needed to wonder what part of the Pledge that NBC would was left out.
Leave it to NBC to do a heart warming tribute to America and leave out “Under God”
DAN HICKS: We began our coverage of this final round just about three hours ago. When we did, it was our intent to begin our coverage of this US Open championship with a feature that captured the patriotism of our national championship, held in our nation’s capital for the third time. Regrettably, a portion of the Pledge of Allegiance that was in that feature was edited out. It was not done to upset anyone, and we’d like to apologize to those of you who were offended by it.
Just curious, during this years British Open, will “GOD SAVE THE QUEEN” be omitted as well?
Massachusetts Principal Sends Home Permission Slip For Students to Recite Pledge of Allegiance … This is Still America?
This is still America, is it not?
The Edward Devotion School, a Brookline, Massachusettes school initially sent a permission notes home to parents for their children to opt out of the “pledge of alligiance”. Reciting the pledge to the country where you are a citizen of andf are going to school is potentially offensive? Really? Why are we not shocked that this occured in the deep blue state of Massachusetts. At least they didn’t arrest any one for drawing a US flag with a Sharpie, that we know of.
A Brookline school is now saying permission slips won’t be necessary for students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Edward Devotion School, which has not recited the Pledge of Allegiance in seven years, will say the Pledge over the school’s intercom once a week beginning next month.
Gerardo Martinez, the school’s principal, initially said the permission slips were sent to encourage parents to have a discussion with their kids about the Pledge.
The principal also says he sent this note out to parents just to let them know it was okay if they do not want their kids to participate.
Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit
This is the original letter sent to parents earlier this week by princiapl Gerardo Martinez :