A whistleblower witness to September’s Benghazi terror attacks is claiming then-Secretary of State cut counterterror officials out of the loop as the incident unfolded; a decision that probably cost American lives.
I think it’s safe to say Clinton’s presidential aspirations are now effectively destroyed.
On the night of Sept. 11, as the Obama administration scrambled to respond to the Benghazi terror attacks, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a key aide effectively tried to cut the department’s own counterterrorism bureau out of the chain of reporting and decision-making, according to a “whistle-blower” witness from that bureau who will soon testify to the charge before Congress, Fox News has learned.
That witness is Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for operations in the agency’s counterterrorism bureau. [T]he veteran counterterrorism official concluded on Sept. 11 that Clinton and Kennedy tried to cut the counterterrorism bureau out of the loop as they and other Obama administration officials weighed how to respond to — and characterize — the Benghazi attacks.
If you remember, Clinton blamed the attack on protests resulting from a YouTube video; a video no one saw. That excuse was a complete fabrication, and the video creator’s life was virtually destroyed by the Obama administration.
This despicable coverup occurred because Barack Obama had an election to win. But hey, “what difference at this point does it make?”
UPDATE: If you’re on Twitter, follow CBS News’ Sharyl Atkisson right now! If not, click the link, as she has more breaking Benghazi news.
Why would I say that? Because it takes gigantic balls to say what she did yesterday.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was asked about ascertaining whether the Benghazi terror attack was the result of a protest by Senator Ron Johnson. “What difference, at this point, does it make?” Clinton shouted, seemingly losing her cool.
“With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night decided to go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?”
Let’s pretend for a second that anyone in the Obama administration gives a rat’s arse about the four dead Americans… It makes a difference, Hillary, because you, the “president,” Susan Rice, and Jay Carney all took to the airwaves in the days after the attack and blamed it on a YouTube video. A video no one saw.
It makes a difference, Hillary, because you told Charles Woods (father of the murdered Ty Woods) you would have the filmmaker “arrested and prosecuted.”
It makes a difference, Hillary, because this corrupt administration’s excuse for these murders was based upon a lie. That lie was the basis of the cover-up and goes toward your credibility (or lack thereof).
Video of Clinton’s faux outrage is below the fold.
Remember the Benghazi terror attack? The one where four of our men – including our ambassador to Libya – were murdered? The one where the Obama administration ordered rescue teams to stand down? Yeah, that national embarrassment is back in the spotlight.
So is Hillary Clinton: our other national embarrassment.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won’t testify to Congress next week on Benghazi, after fainting and suffering a concussion Saturday and due to her ongoing stomach ailment.
“While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion,” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines said in a statement. “She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week…”
Deputy Secretaries of State Bill Burns and Tom Nides will both testify in Clinton’s place, according to the office of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry.
This may shock you, but John Kerry has no problem with the Hill-dabeast ducking her responsibility to testify. In fact, he practically applauded it through his spokeswoman: “the nation’s best interests are served by the report and hearings proceeding as scheduled with senior officials appearing in her place.”
No, Mr. Ed, the nation’s best interests are served by uncovering the truth. Your – and your party’s – best interests are served by keeping Hillary under wraps; preferably until she announces his presidential run.
After eight disastrous years of Barack Obama, you know what America will need? Four years of President Cankles.
Since the Republican party clearly needs to amp up its Hispanic outreach, Marco Rubio is a leading contestant for their team. And Hillary — oh, Hillary! — is inevitable all over again.
Pundits on MSNBC who cast her aside for a young Democratic senator in his first term in the 2008 primaries — who regularly and infamously eviscerated her — are now expecting her to be their next candidate. Moving on from their presidential-campaign posturing, the National Organization of Women took to insisting this December that at least half of Barack Obama’s cabinet be filled with women secretaries.
Still, in the rush to put the first woman into the Oval Office, we ought not to get ahead of ourselves. Hillary Clinton is a hard worker, but her tenure as secretary of state has by no means been stellar.
Yeah, Ambassador Chris Stevens was unavailable for comment.
The Lady Mammarylade Caption Contest is now over. Let’s see how we did.
Top Five Entries:
5. “Huma! Huma! Huma! Threesome!!” – Formwiz
4. “So Christina, when did you officially go from a Genie in a Bottle,” to a “Pig in a Blanket?” – Dr. Evil
3. Dual airbags, and dual airbags… – Sully
2. Hillary: “The only things that plump and firm on me are my cankles.” – Rodney Dill
WINNER! – Hillary: “I wish I was Secretary of the Navy so I could do some motor-boating.” – John D.
Lady Mammarylade Caption Contest
(Source: Daily Mail)
Caption this photo in the comments section or e-mail me your photoshop entries. The winners will be posted on Monday, October 8th. Good luck!
Original Caption: Christina Aguilera and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at this year’s McGovern Awards that were handed to Aguilera for her help fighting global hunger, on October 3, 2012, at the US Department of State.
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I dare you to keep your appetite after seeing this photo of our Secretary of State.
Mrs. Clinton spiced up an official ceremony by wearing wacky Dame Edna-style sunglasses and plastic beads.
The 64-year-old dressed up in the purple accessories for the swearing in of assistant secretary for public affairs Michael Hammer. She told a roomful of Mr. Hammer’s family, friends and colleagues that the day was not only about him but purple too, which is her favorite color.
Look, I’m not trying to make this “a thing.” It’s not. (Although I’m sure people will be criticizing Clinton about this for weeks.) That being said, Hillary probably shouldn’t have done her Dame Edna impression at an official swearing-in ceremony.
Another Russian spy (like Anna Chapman, above) has been caught luring the stupid.
A female Russian agent got “close enough” to a sitting U.S. cabinet member that the FBI felt they had to swoop in and arrest the lot – but it wasn’t the famous femme fatale Anna Chapman, federal officials said.
Chapman, the seductive 20-something SoHo spy, was named by a British newspaper Monday as the reason the FBI decided to finally round up the Russian ring, which had long been under surveillance, in 2010. The paper cited an interview conducted by the British broadcasting network the BBC with the FBI’s counter-intelligence head Frank Figliuzzi.
Luckily for us, the Feds were all over this… eventually.
Hillary Clinton is retiring from politics after the November elections. I guess she figured she did such a bang-up job as SecState that she had nothing left to prove.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she hasn’t been watching the Republican primary debates. But at least Clinton has an excuse for tuning out — she says she’s quitting government after the election no matter who wins.
“What could we do to persuade you to run for vice president?” a staffer asked at a State Department town hall meeting Thursday, referring to cyclical rumors and the wishful thinking of some supporters. “Oh, my goodness,” Clinton replied.
“I will certainly stay on until the president nominates someone and that transition can occur,” said Clinton, who has insisted that she will be a one-term secretary. “But I think, after 20 years …of being on the high wire of American politics, and all of the challenges that come with that, it would probably be a good idea to just find out how tired I am.”
Eh, I’ll believe it when I see it. This chick retires more than Brett Favre.
When it comes to relations with Israel, I have come to expect the worst from the Obama administration. It is difficult to make the argument that this administration is a staunch ally of the Israelis, especially considering Obama’s word and deeds.
So when I saw this story, alleging that Hillary Clinton jumped aboard the shame train, I figured she was just towing the administration line.
A senior U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because Clinton’s remarks were considered off the record, confirmed that she expressed concerns about developments in Israel, including the NGO law and recent comments from ultraconservative politicians. The State Department will not release a transcript of Clinton’s remarks.
The Israeli press reported that Clinton criticized a recent wave of legislation in Israel that critics say are aimed at stifling dissent. Israeli critics of the legislation say the bills are an attempt to stifle dissent among dovish groups in the country and muzzle the left-wing against the hawkish government. Supporters say the bills would stop foreign interference and demand accountability in the media.
Let’s assume these bills were created to stifle dissent. Does anyone see the hypocrisy here? The Obama administration has been trying to stifle dissent since the inauguration – the “Fairness Doctrine” being the most obvious ploy – and Hillary Clinton has been leading the charge. I imagine she would take none too kindly to a foreign leader criticizing their methods.
I’d have more respect for these people if they just admitted they hate Israel.