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Saturday, August 30, 2014

NY Times: Benghazi Special Committee A GOP Plot To Damage Hillary's 2016 Prospects

An article in Friday's New York Times discussed Democratic Party fear that the House Select Committee on Benghazi will end up being nothing more than a Republican attack on Hillary Clinton's 2016 run for president. The article is rich in quotes from Democrats explaining that there is nothing more to learn about the 9/11/12 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, but the piece offers no response from Republicans nor does it attempt to state the many questions remaining about the terrorist attack which killed four Americans:
But concern is rising, both among Democrats and among those who note that most select committees tend to conclude far more quickly. For instance, the select bipartisan committee to investigate the response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 took a year from its formation to complete a 361-page report. The bipartisan commission that examined the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, took a year and a half.

(...) After the midterm elections two months away, Republican attention is likely to shift sharply to Mrs. Clinton, the secretary of state at the time of the deadly assault and a possible Democratic presidential contender for 2016.

“If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck,” said Phil Singer, a former Clinton campaign aide. “It’s hard to look at the timing and think it’s simply a coincidence that it would wrap up in the heart of the presidential campaign.”

Mr. [Rep. Elijah] Cummings said the chairman had repeatedly assured him politics would play no part in the investigation. But, he noted, the House Intelligence Committee completed its own investigation of the attacks this month, the seventh inquiry into the matter.

“The question now is what is left to investigate, and I do not think we need until 2016 to answer it,” he said.
According to Committee Chairman Gowdy, the investigation should be finished before the beginning of 2016, depending on "cooperation from agencies, witnesses and the administration.” But an end date cannot be set, he asserted, saying, "I say ‘should’ because we cannot predict what witnesses will say, what documents may be produced, and whether either will lead to additional lines of appropriate inquiry.”
To Democrats, such deliberation is suspicious in light of what is already known. Representative C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said a declassified version of his panel’s Benghazi report could be released in September. He said the committee found no intelligence failure ahead of the attack. Intelligence agents did warn of increased threats but “had no specific tactical threat” before the Sept. 11, 2012, attack, he said. And there was no “stand down” order issued to military officers to hold off a rescue.

There was no illegal activity, no illegal arms sales occurring, and no evidence the intelligence community assessments were politicized in any way,” he said. “If there are any more facts to be found, I’m all for it, but how much further can you go?

I am not sure what the committee can productively do that hasn’t been done already,” said Representative Adam B. Schiff, Democrat of California, a member of the select committee and the House Intelligence Committee. But, he added, “These committees tend to take on a life of their own"
There are plenty of open questions about Benghazi; Gowdy asked many of them back in May. If the Times had an interest in being non-partisan they could have transcribed Gowdy's comments in the video below and taken note of the one aspect of the affair that has changed in the months since May: one of the terrorists responsible for the attack has been arrested.

Friday, August 29, 2014

'Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue' A Message To The Mainstream Media About Al Sharpton

Michael Brown was buried on Monday. Some criticize the family for asking Al Sharpton to speak at Michael Brown's funeral. That's wrong, the Brown family is enduring a pain that no parent should endure and should not be criticized for any choice they make to ease their pain.

It is however justified to criticize the media for building up this hater, for averting their eyes and refusing to show Sharpton for the hypocritical bigot he has been his entire career.

Al Sharpton began Michael Brown's eulogy by quoting the biblical prophet Micah. But when thinking about Sharpton's career I can only think of a passage the portion of the Torah we read this week, Shoftim which has a famous phrase, "Justice, justice shall you pursue…
“You shall not judge unfairly: you shall show no partiality; you shall not take bribes, for bribes blind the eyes of the discerning and upset the plea of the just. Justice, justice shall you pursue, that you may thrive and occupy the land that the Lord your God is giving you.“
Watching last week’s funeral opened a festering wound from the past, a funeral in 1991 where Al Sharpton also gave a powerful eulogy, except that one was powered by hatred.
“The world will tell us he was killed by accident. Yes, it was a social accident. ... It's an accident to allow an apartheid ambulance service in the middle of Crown Heights. ... Talk about how Oppenheimer in South Africa sends diamonds straight to Tel Aviv and deals with the diamond merchants right here in Crown Heights. The issue is not anti-Semitism; the issue is apartheid. ... All we want to say is what Jesus said: If you offend one of these little ones, you got to pay for it. No compromise, no meetings, no kaffe klatsch, no skinnin' and grinnin'. Pay for your deeds."
Those people in Crown Height should have justice, especially those who were hurt in the violence which according to the sworn testimony of Efraim Lipkind, a former Hasidic resident of Crown Heights:
“Then we had a famous man, Al Sharpton, who came down, and he said Tuesday night, kill the Jews, two times. I heard him, and he started to lead a charge across the street to Utica. ---Justice, justice shall you pursue…
Justice means Sharpton should be condemned by the media as a hater because when NYC Jews complained about the Antisemitism of Black College professor Leonard Jeffries in 1991, Sharpton called them race baiters adding “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house"-- “Justice, justice shall you pursue…

Former NY State AG Robert Abrams needs justice, who Sharpton refused to meet with during the Tawana Brawley hoax because meeting Abrams would be “like asking someone who watched someone killed in the gas chamber to sit down with Mr. Hitler.” “Justice, justice shall you pursue…

Steven Pagones former Assistant District Attorney in Duchess County deserves justice. In 1987 Sharpton accused him of raping Tawana Brawley. Not only was Pagones nowhere near Brawley that night, but also the entire rape story was a fraud. “Justice, justice shall you pursue

How about justice for Yosef Lifsh, the driver of the car that tragically struck Gavin Cato in August 1991? Al Sharpton falsely claimed he was driving drunk that night despite that police tested him and he was clean. Al Sharpton incited so much hate against Lifsh that he fled to Israel. “Justice, justice shall you pursue…

Angelina Marrero, Cynthia Martinez, Luz Ramos, Mayra Rentas , Olga Garcia, Garnette Ramautar, Kareem Brunner, the seven victims of the massacre at Freddy's Fashion Mart never had justice. They are dead because a four-month-long campaign of hate by Al Sharpton led to a man firebombing the clothing store killing the seven innocents. “Justice, justice shall you pursue…

The "Central Park Jogger" who was raped and beaten to within an inch of her life and her former boyfriend never received justice. Sharpton led rallies where he claimed the "jogger" was raped by her boyfriend and the woman who was raped and beaten to within a hair of death was called a whore. “Justice, justice shall you pursue…

David Dinkins, the hapless first black mayor of NYC deserves justice. He was angrily denounced by Sharpton using these words, “David Dinkins, you wanna be the only ni**er on television, only ni**er in the newspaper, only ni**er that can talk. Don’t cover them, don’t talk to them, ’cause you got the only ni**er problem. ‘Cause you know if a black man stood up next to you, they would see you for the whore that you really are“  "Justice, justice shall you pursue…

Remember the controversy surrounding the Duke lacrosse team? They never received justice when they were falsely accused of rape and without any facts Al Sharpton declared that these ”rich white boys” had attacked a ”black girl,” and he warned that if arrests were not made immediately, there would be no peace. He further claimed, "this case parallels Abner Louima, who was raped and sodomized in a bathroom [by a New York City police officer] like this girl has alleged she was.... and just like in the Louima case, you have people here saying she fabricated it.” It was later proven that indeed she had totally invented the story and all charges against the defendants were dropped. "Justice, justice shall you pursue…

Al Sharpton slanders political opponents. They too need justice. For example he once told his radio audience that Republicans view black people as subhumans, much as Adolf Hitler saw Jews. "It seems like they [some of the right wing] act as though some wiping out of people ... is alright. It's not alright to do to any innocent people.... [T]o wipe out innocent people just 'cause of who they are, like was done in Hitler's Germany, or was done to Native Americans, is not justified." "Justice, justice shall you pursue…


While most of Sharpton’s acts of hate were not criminal they were immoral. Justice for him would be for the media to ignore him instead of propping him up and honoring him. Justice would be for the President of the United States to say I will not associate with a man who spews such hatred instead of using Sharpton as an adviser. "Justice, justice shall you pursue…

At Michael Brown's funeral Al Sharpton said "God judges you for what you did on Earth” He’s correct, because in the end it is up to HaShem to dispose final justice. However just once I would like to see the mainstream media pursue justice by asking Sharpton how does he think God will judge him for filling the world with chamas, violence and cruelty? "Justice, justice shall you pursue…

A Baptist Minister, Al Sharpton regularly breaks the ninth commandment, "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” He has incited riots; he has falsely accused people of crimes, many of which never happened. A real preacher would not have incited violence but called for peace. A real preacher would have waited for the truth before he incited and accused. A real preacher would have apologized when he wrongly accused people, a real preacher would be pursuing justice. "Justice, justice shall you pursue…

The mainstream media should be perusing truth and justice about Al Sharpton, indeed we all should. They should be asking tough questions of others for associating with Al Sharpton, they should be asking MSNBC if they agree with his venom, they should be asking the Sharpton to justify his anti-Semitism and his hatred of others. And the rest of us should be pressing the media to ask those tough questions. It’s time for Al Sharpton to be labeled for what he is-- a hater not a healer.

Jews believe the full verse was given to Moses around 3800-4000 years ago, but they could have been written in present times, as a primer for reporters:
"You shall not judge unfairly: you shall show no partiality; you shall not take bribes, for bribes blind the eyes of the discerning and upset the plea of the just. Justice, justice shall you pursue



Scott Walker Warns of 'National Trend' To 'Dig Things Out' On GOP Governors

Interviewed on Thursday's Hugh Hewitt Radio Show, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker put into words something that many of his Republican colleagues have been thinking, that there is a national trend of wild attempts to dig up dirt on Republican governors.
Hewitt: Governor, I want to finish by asking you about one of the lowest tricks in American political history, and we only have three minutes, and it was this star chamber attempt to prosecute you, and the media’s handling of this. Did that do you damage? Do you think the lawyers who were involved ought to be ethically disciplined? And where does it stand now?

Walker: Yeah, I think there’s no doubt about it. Well, you can see it’s part of a national trend. They went after Rick Perry. They went back, a while back, Chris Christie. You see a lot of these groups that literally go out and try and dig things out.

Obviously, this most recent one against Rick is just laughable in terms of how outrageous it is. But they’ve done the same sorts of things for us. I mean, they, in fact, the federal judge who shut this down, there have been two different judges, a state judge and a federal judge who both dismissed the allegation. You wouldn’t know that from most, not only in my state, but many of the national media outlets treat these things like news, and they get leaked out by different sources in the court system, or in these offices. But they treat them like they’re somehow new news, and ignore the fact that you’ve had two judges, a state judge and a federal judge, shut them down.

And the federal judge in particular said something I thought was very poignant. He said, he chastised some of these prosecutors saying that they were trying to win in the court of public opinion what they failed to win in the court of law. That should send a chill down the back of anyone, I don’t care whether you’re conservative or liberal or anywhere in between. If people can take information, take it to the court system, have an independent judiciary say this is not valid, this needs to be dismissed, the facts aren’t on your side, and then have people still leave bits and pieces of it based upon their own agenda.

That’s a society that I think should be very concerning to folks. I do think it has an impact at least for a handful of the independent voters, and it’s one more example of what they’re trying to throw at us, which is precisely why we need so much grassroots support.

Not mentioned by the Wisconsin Governor is that it is not all GOP governors subject to these attacks, only the governors rumored to have 2016 presidential aspirations.

Muslim Sermon "ISIS Was Born From Hillary Clinton's Filthy Womb"

Rumors that the terrorist group ISIS was created by the United States have been permeating throughout the Arab world for months. This latest version is unique because it names the people in the U.S. believe to have created ISIS.

On August 22, Sheik Muhammad Ma'moun Rahma in Damascus charged, "Oh world, what has changed? Obama, wasn't it you who gave birth to ISIS? Didn't Hillary Clinton, that whore, admit that she had given birth to ISIS from her filthy womb? Obama, what made you kill your spoilt daughter, ISIS?"

Rahma's sermon at the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, Syria on August 22, 2014 first opined that Saudi Arabia was an American puppet, then blamed the creation of the terrorist group on President Obama and Hillary Clinton.
After over three years of this world war, which was waged against us and against the entire Arab world, the tables have been turned overnight.

The Mufti of Saudi Arabia shows up and tells the world and ISIS and Al-Qaeda are the sworn enemies of Islam and that it is permissible to kill them. Then their American master, Obama, shows up and tells the world that ISIS is a dangerous and criminal gang, and that the world must fight and kill it wherever it may be. Then Cameron admits that there are French [sic] terrorists fighting in Syria. America admits this too. Belgium admits this too.

Oh world, what has changed? Obama, wasn't it you who gave birth to ISIS? Didn't Hillary Clinton, that whore, admit that she had given birth to ISIS from her filthy womb? Obama, what made you kill your spoilt daughter, ISIS?
Rahma also contended that Syria and its president Bashar Al-Assad will defeat the West and take over the world.
Oh, sheep of the West, you have seen nothing yet from Syria. We are a nation that bows to none but Allah, because truth is on our side. The day is near when we will celebrate the great victory, crowned by the whole world. Bashar Al-Assad will become the leader of the entire world.
The same sheik at the same mosque gave another sermon three weeks earlier in which he encouraged the entire Arab world to unify to fight the Jews:

The war that the Jews would like to impose on us is a religious war. If they succeed, it will mean the eradication of all the Arabs and Muslims. We all know that most Arab rulers do not want this war for economic, social, and political reasons. But the Jews will impose this war on us, whether we like it or not.

So what should the Arabs do? The rifts between all the Arab governments should be bridged. The Arabs should reconcile and become one big family. The fountains of jealousy and animosity between the Arabs must be dried up.

It is through these rifts that the Jewish march will infiltrate to establish the Greater Israel.

(..) Where is the Arab League? Where are you Nabil Al-Arabi? We have seen you crying and barking for the sake of Syria so many times, but we don't see you now uttering even a word of threat against the Israeli entity.

(..)The only honorable Arab ruler is Bashar Al-Assad. Why don't the others condemn what the Zionist Jews are doing in Gaza? It is our duty, as peoples, to stand alongside the resistance, and to say to the sons of Zion and to Obama, who provides for the mercenaries on his own turf...

We say to Obama, to Fabius, to Erdogan, and to the Gulf rulers: No matter how much you finance terrorism in Syria, and no matter how much you support [Israeli] terrorism in Gaza, and stand by your dwarf ally, Israel – the Arab peoples, headed by the great Syrian people, will support the Palestinian cause, until we regain Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
I guess that's why they call it the religion of peace.

Check out the video below:


H/T: MEMRI

What The Hell??? Joe Scarborough Claims Obama's 'No Strategy' Statement Is Part Of Obama's Strategy

On Friday's Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough defended President Obama's comment made the day before he had no strategy for elimination the threat of ISIS in Syria. Scarborough's defense was that declaring he had no strategy was some sort or Obama subterfuge in order to convince ISIS that he didn't know what to do. If "was about to kill some terrorists in a big way, and you asked me what the plan was, you know what I’d say? "I really don't have a plan right now. I'm kind of working on it." This is straight out of “The Art of War.”

No really I am not making this up! While Joe was talking the panel seemed to be looking around to see if the late Alan Funt was going to walk on to the set and say "Smile you're on Candid Camera." Below is the transcript of his rant and a video of the best parts of Scarborough's rant (created by Digitas Daily)
After explaining that Hall of Fame NCAA Football Coach Bear Bryant always had a similar strategy, "see, the Bear would never show his hand. What are you going to do? Show your hand?" Scarborough launched a sometimes-confusing soliloquy explaining that the President was taking the same approach as the panel added uncomfortable laughter because they weren't sure if the host was being serious. 
Everybody is freaking out. The President said yesterday we don't have a plan. NO, no, no, I gotta ask, which is worse? Is it worse if a president says I’ve got a plan and this is exactly what I’m going to do?

No, I’m serious. Dead serious. Or is it better to go…you know because this is what I would do. If you ever liked me as president of the United States and I was about to kill some terrorists in a big way, and you asked me what the plan was, you know what I’d say? "I really don't have a plan right now. I'm kind of working on it." This is straight out of “The Art of War.”

No, I am dead serious. I am not joking. It's straight out of “The Art of War “where when you were weak, you make your enemies think you were strong. When you were strong, you make your enemies think you were weak." No. I'm just saying. Everybody is freaking out. A couple of days ago the Republicans were freaking out and saying, “Oh you know they are releasing information at intel and showing our hand.” I'm dead serious. Maybe this guy is confused and maybe he has no idea what he is doing. I'm thinking, though.

And again, I said this last week, Barack Obama – and I said it in real-time. So for Republicans that want to kick me around, you can kick me around if you want to. I said it in real-time. When he said it was about humanitarian assistance that is cool but it's not really about humanitarian assistance. We are going to see more and more going in. The President got more active and more active. The President has a plan on ISIS. Does he know exactly where they are going to bomb in Syria? Maybe, maybe not. I suspect they probably do. Because everybody around the President is showing their hands. On Russia where he is supposed to be so weak. Samantha power delivered a blistering attack against the Russians. The President was like “eh.” The same thing, you talk about Syria. His Secretary of Defense, his Secretary of State, everybody who works for the Commander in Chief, they basically stated we are going to go into Syria. I kind of like -- I’m just saying. This is what I would do. Now maybe, maybe he has no idea.

I would say -- "well, we don't really have a strategy yet; we are still working on a strategy". If I’m about to attack another country -- no, I would say -- no. If I were about to attack another country, I’d say, you know what? We don't have a strategy. We are still working it out. You know, and then I’d go over you know [speaking into his lapel] “Scramble the jets scramble the jets, right?" They are looking at and going, Barack Obama. "Scramble the jets." Okay, I’m sorry. Am I wrong?