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Reader Selected News, Week Nov 24 – Nov 30

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This article was posted by Steve on Friday, November 23rd, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

22 Responses to “Reader Selected News, Week Nov 24 – Nov 30”

  1. canary says:

    Violence and killings by Palestinians continues after pretend truce, and ‘Day of Rage’ planned by Muslim Youth

    The Times of Israel: IDF on High Alert ahead of possible Palestinian ‘Day of Rage’

    Security services arrest 55 in West Bank raids; access to Temple Mount restricted

    By Ron Friedman Nov 23, 2012


    It left out the suicide bombings that continue.

  2. Mithrandir says:

    Extreme couponer claims attack by store manager
    WMCTV: http://www.wmctv.com/story/20167279/extreme-couponer-claims-attack-by-store-manager

    (WMC-TV) – An extreme couponer claims she was attacked at a dollar store when she said the manager refused to honor her coupons. The entire ordeal was caught on camera.

    Um, she WAS attacked, it was caught on camera, remember?
    An “extreme couponer.” This a typical media set up for a story. It’s almost as if the people deserved a beating before the story even starts. Watch the video, the sad-sack reporter can’t even show the manager’s facebook page, why? All he does is show a busy signal from Dollar Tree, as if it’s the corporation’s fault. “Ewww, those heartless corporations don’t even return our calls!”

    A little more digging shows the manager’s face: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lbeBgaj_JVc

    And a simple google search, shows her very easily: http://www.google.co.kr/imgres?um=1&hl=ko&newwindow=1&client=firefox-a&sa=N&tbo=d&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1680&bih=845&tbm=isch&tbnid=eupl4UdWtJvtxM:&imgrefurl=http://chimpmania.com/forum/showthread.php%3F19842-Sow-Dollar-Store-Manager-Assaults-Human-for-Using-Coupns%26p%3D152218&docid=tBE36bkuKCQT8M&imgurl=http://chimpmania.com/forum/attachment.php%253Fattachmentid%253D18609%2526d%253D1353703642%2526thumb%253D1&w=328&h=273&ei=UC-wUKu7Bsy5iAfw9YCwBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=563&vpy=303&dur=6538&hovh=205&hovw=246&tx=164&ty=117&sig=115820091119377359191&page=1&tbnh=139&tbnw=171&start=0&ndsp=61&ved=1t:429,r:16,s:0,i:132

    Media Bigotry. Why?You see this every day. They do the same thing to Republicans, any small event, it is blown WAY out of proportion, but if it’s a protected minority, it is downplayed. I know now that if a crime story has NO PHOTO, it’s probably about a black person.

    You can’t just shut your brain down when listening/watching the news, and expect the reporters to be honest, true, and helpful so you can make the right conclusions. You must ANALYZE the news to see what is there and NOT there for your viewing. “Everything is political” says my college professor, which means they are in the business to manipulate every single event in your life, and if you still don’t come to the conclusion they want, then they will open the floodgates of harassment and intimidation against you.

    • canary says:

      One should be warned the link following “And a simple google search, shows her very easily….”
      The point was made and factual without adding such a racist site.

    • Mithrandir says:

      I don’t see anything racist. I am using Firefox web browser, and all that it shows is a picture. Anyway, if I could edit the posts here like we used to, I would just put in the general google search, and people can click on one of the several pictures that appear.

      The point is, is that we have democrat media protecting democrat voting blocs, as another example of how intricate the web is woven and things are manipulated for political purposes. And it’s not just BLACK FOLKS the media is protecting, it’s the 93% of the black people that vote for Obama. Clarence Thomas and Herman Cain would also never receive any kind of media protection, as we have seen it is quite the opposite.

    • canary says:

      Mith, I tried the link again and same filthy site, it’s name and subtitles. And the photo is over laid on it.

      I agree with what you said about the media, and it’s getting worse and worse about reporting. I consider such as if the criminal is illegal they should report it, but they’ve deleted.

      It’s pretty pathetic and reckless when the news say to look for a robber with a ball cap and scar on his cheek.

    • canary says:

      Mithrandier: An example is the media on the famous Ohio “woman” “phone lady” screaming everyone in Ohio got an ObamaPhone and that’s why they were voting for Obama. She corrects herself to say all minorities are voting for Obama. How racist can she be.

      Oh, and I couldn’t help but notice if she and especially the women to the right behind her showing their behinds could pay their own phone if they ate less.


  3. Anonymoose says:

    I never read CNN anymore unless I click on a link by accident like this one:


    The photo is just that, Mitt and Ann in the kitchen on Thanksgiving. What’s more interesting (and disgusting) is the comments by the CNN faithful, such as:

    The picture is fake and/or 10 years old
    Romney looks like Nick Nolte from “Down and Out in Beverly Hills” (OMG! He didn’t comb his hair!)
    He looks scary
    He should be gone and go away.
    Ann would never cook
    He looks like he’s having a breakdown
    He needs to stay retired and be more “humble.”

    All this from a simple picture of the man in his kitchen embracing his wife. Every photo-op of Obama and Michelle seems awkward and posed, kind of like Clinton and Hillary and their surprisingly cool relationship…..yet Dems are supposed to be the passionate and emotional ones….

    These are the same people who believed Romney would bring back slavery, who would deport all the hispanic people, and would decimate the middle class as his first priority.

    I used to think it was overblown election histrionics–after all in ’08 they said McCain “let” himself be captured in Vietnam, and in ’00 that Bush would destroy the environment and the ice caps. I now think they really believe all this. Just they don’t know history–ask them when World War Two happened and they might say the 19th century. They forget their wild-eyed accusations almost as soon as they make them, yet they just *know* they’re right.

    • Mithrandir says:

      Liberals can be broken down into one of several categories:
      ~Thus explaining the Mitt & Ann situation you talked about.

      ►Full-blown communists who see people as things to manipulate for power.
      ◄The evil. They hate America, jealous of white people, and anyone who opposes them. Deliberately want to destroy anything for the sake of satisfaction and pleasure.
      ♣Defiant, who will naturally do the opposite of what is good and right.
      ♥Naive do-gooders who want to help people, even to their detriment.
      ♦The brainwashed, to react exactly as they are trained to do, mob mentality w/o understanding even why they are protesting.
      ๐The mentally ill. Homosexuals, homeless, criminals, addicts, anyone who is unable to control their own behavior, needing the care, forgiveness, excuse-making, and benevolence liberalism offers.
      ♠The stupid/selfish who will do whatever you want, as long as they get something in return, are envious of others, greedy, back-biting.

      Also, it’s no coincidence, that the people who are liberal and their willing accomplices, fall into 1 of the 7 categories of deadly sins:—And the democrats cater to them all!


  4. Anonymoose says:


    “For justices, the issue is not just what to decide, but when to decide it. The court has been faulted for waiting too long or moving too quickly to recognize constitutional rights.”

    Well I guess that’s it then, just check it off and let them be on their merry way. Really, where in the constitution does it even mention marriage at all?

    Just what is it about marriage that is so important? It sure looks to me like rather than “equality” it’s all about forcing “acceptance.” I keep saying that the liberal straight people screaming the most about this are the same ones who think they don’t need a piece of paper to show their relationship–yet with the gays that paper is all that matters.

    I’ve met too many gay couples (male or female) who have “open” relationships and want “friends with benefits.” I’ve seen all the news stories about these humble and polite and respectful gays who only want “love” and never met a single one like that. Throughout my adult life I’ve always avoided being friends or socially connected with them.

    If they don’t hit on you as a random opportunity (and become infuriated when rejected) then they drag you into their never ending social drama and problems. Call me a biased hater all they want, it’s what I’ve seen over and over.

    Marriage to them is just a role to play when it suits them, not a life long commitment. Demand “respect” and validation, but otherwise it’s practically a free for all.

    And families? Heard about maybe one that had an adopted child. Of course the latest thing going around now is “70% of the children in gay families are biological to both parents.” Challenge that as impossible and you just aren’t smart enough to know about in vitro fertilization. It takes a sperm and an egg to make a child, and unless there’s been some advances in genetics only one of the gay parents will ever be the biological one.

    Even if they get their wish and can “marry,” that will not make them happy. Nothing will. They have a massive chip on their shoulder that the world didn’t acknowledge and see them as gay from day one, that they weren’t born to gay parents in a world where gay is the norm and straight is the exception.

    People who are happy with themselves are content and feel no need to prove it or exhibit it. They don’t care what everyone else thinks. That little feeling in the back of their mind that something’s not right will never be silenced, and and they have to prove any way they can that they’re “normal,” over and over and over.

    The only good I see from this is the divorce lawyers will have lots of business.

    • canary says:

      Mellisa Etheridge (sp?) the singer, is busy creating Christmas for Gays. A little story of having grown up in the gay lifestyle, made it difficult for her to enjoy? Oh really, not enough Christmas themed sex toys or parties in her home? Oh, not enough gay Christmas music. It must have been pre-taped fake snow and all, because she had a big Obama flag of our country with his red and white stripes arched like a rainbow. roped and stalked by gays.

      No doubt she wore Obama’s flag to get her vote out there, and is most likely hoping to be awarded by Obama for an invite to the White House.

      After hearing Obama’s girls convinced him gay marriage was okay as they had sooo many friends with same sex parents, the singer is hoping to get one of the Obama females under the WH mistletoe. She’ll probably bring her own and run after all the females.

      Christmas is difficult by many people.
      And someday someone will say Christmas was a bad time of the year to enjoy because they were straight. If the gays could ask themselves would I say or do this if I was straight.

    • Mithrandir says:


      Sit back and think about the irony of that just for a moment.

      “This holiday season, when we celebrate the nuclear family of Mary, Jesus, and Joseph, the special gift of birth and life God allows us to only share between 1 man and 1 woman, remember when you look into your gay life-partner’s eyes, that God’s plan does not include your sinful lifestyle choices.
      So sit back, and relax knowing that you and your partner’s DNA will never produce biological offspring of your own to enjoy Christmas with.
      Sip that eggnog, open those gifts, and distract each other from any discussion of God, the true meaning of the holiday, morality, judgment, sin, and why on earth people who reject Christ would even bother to gather together to celebrate CHRISTmas?”

      Christmas for Gays. When is Jerry Sandusky reading “The Night Before Christmas” to orphans?

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      With gays, “trying to hard” is the theme they espouse. As much as they want to claim that “it doesn’t matter” anymore, on the other side of their face they’re still whining about persecution and not being accepted.

      Herein, the government in its infinite “wisdom” seems to think that stepping in is a good thing. My own dealings with “human resources” has been 100% negative because they are simply apparatus for the government to get its tentacles into the corporate world and force everyone to behave a certain way.

      Some say that the 1950’s was a better time. I’m sure it had its problems but for me, if it means going back to a time when being abnormal was socially shunned, so much the better. I didn’t used to be this way or think this way but I’m sick of having to kiss the ass of every minority that has an axe to grind. No, I never used the “n” word or belittled others for their own imperfections or differences…that’s not what I’m about. But when our differences are now the source of litigation and being punished at work, you can have it.

      This war on white males is both interesting and disturbing. Interesting in that there’s a theme that it’s the common belief that white males are the root of all the problems and disturbing for exactly the same reason.

      As I said in the 80’s and repeat now, “It’s going to get worse before it gets better. They won’t be happy until every white male is made to feel imprisoned and ashamed. But even then they won’t be happy because, by their very nature, they do not know how to be happy.”

      Indeed, the ones who are happy ignore it all and go about their business and think nothing of it. This is all akin to the little whiner in the second grade who stabbed himself with a thumbtack and now wants everyone to feel sorry for him.

      For me, the expression towards minorities goes like this, “It’s not that I hate you; It’s that I hate what I’ve become….because of you.”

  5. canary says:

    Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Celebrates Conquest of Jerusalem

    Maclean’s exclusive: Brothers in charge — Is Egypt becoming the next Iran?

    A feature report by Michael Petrou on the dynamics at play in the streets of Cairo
    by macleans.ca on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    Foreign correspondent Michael Petrou travelled to Egypt earlier this fall where liberal activists told him that their revolution is far from over. Petrou filed his report days before President Mohammed Morsi seized new powers in his country. In a feature report from the Nov. 26 issue, Petrou explored the ways political Islam had taken firm hold in Egypt.

    (entire exclusive and photos)

    Israel needs to secretly build a giant life-like mechanical white horse with Mohammed mounted and fly it to where it’s last seen descending in Saudi Arabia. It can be done. And with Mohammed’s image on it, no one will stop it or degrade it.

  6. canary says:

    Susan Rice advised president Clinton not to go after Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda.
    Rice failed to stop slaughter of 500,000 Africans in Rwanda under she and Clinton’s watch.

    USA Today: GOP senators criticize Susan Rice after meeting

    Oren Dorell – Nov 27 2012


    Under President Clinton, she weighed in on key foreign policy decisions, some of which remain controversial.

    “The American people got bad information on 16 September, they got bad information from President Obama days after,” Graham said.

    Rice knew the narrative that would satisfy the White House, Gerecht said.

    Included in that narrative is that al-Qaeda is losing ground, public sentiments toward the United States are improving in the Middle East, and the attack was not connected to U.S. foreign policy.

    Rice received a degree in history at Stanford University in 1986 and attended Oxford before becoming a foreign policy aide to former Democratic Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis during his 1988 presidential run against George H.W. Bush.

    In 1993 she joined the administration of President Clinton, serving at the National Security Council. She held various positions, including director for International Organizations and Peacekeeping, special assistant to the president and senior director for African Affairs.

    She was a policy adviser during the genocide in Rwanda and also at a time when the Clinton administration was determining how to handle the emergence of al-Qaeda as a terror threat.

    Clinton and his foreign policy staff were criticized for failing to intervene in a serious way to stop the 1994 genocide in which more than 500,000 people were killed, a decision that Clinton would say was the worst mistake of his presidency.

    According to former ambassador to Sudan,Timothy Carney, when the Sudan offered to help the United States capture bin Laden, Rice and counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke advised against it.

    In 2004 she served as an adviser to the presidential campaign of John Kerry. In 2008 she was asked to advise then-Sen. Barack Obama on foreign policy matters.


  7. canary says:

    Susan Rice knew of Al-Qaeda growth and activity in Libya and across the world. Clinton and Rice failure in Rwanda gains regrowth of rebel terrorists

    (Reuters) – Morocco said on Saturday it had broken up a militant cell that was training youths to send them to fight in Mali, which has become the focus of international concern over the spread of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

    Nov 25, 2012

    Around 20 people had been sent to fight with AQIM and al Qaeda ally the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa, and others had been sent to Libya, it said.

    Salafis have become active in Morocco in recent years as their influence spread in other Arab countries. Islamists, including Salafis, have risen to prominence in Egypt and Tunisia following last year’s “Arab Spring” uprisings.

    Under pressure after the uprisings, which provoked protests in Morocco, King Mohammed approved a new constitution conceding more powers to the elected government and allowed the head of an Islamist party to take charge after elections last year.


    Reuters: GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo | Nov 28, 2012

    By Jonny Hogg – Nov 28 2012

    Compliance would signal progress in efforts to negotiate a peaceful end to the crisis, although the rebels – which U.N. experts say are backed by neighbouring[sic] Rwanda –

    have given no indication they were ending their eight-month insurgency.

    Rwanda, which United Nations experts accuse of giving orders to the Tutsi-dominated rebels and supplying arms and recruits, has twice invaded Congo over the past two decades, sparking a conflict that has killed more than 5 million people.

    It justified its interventions by the need to pursue Rwandan Hutu militias who fled into Congo after carrying out the 1994 Rwanda genocide in which some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed.


    Reuters: UPDATE 3-Saudi diplomat shot dead in Yemen, al Qaeda blamed

    By Mohammed Ghobari – Nov 28 2012

    In October, masked gunmen shot dead a Yemeni man who worked in the security office of the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa,

    weeks after Abdulilah Al-Ashwal, a senior intelligence official, was killed in a drive-by shooting in the capital.

    Islamists linked to al Qaeda are still holding the deputy consul at the Saudi mission in the southern city of Aden, whom they seized in March.

    (entire article)

    AFP: Indonesian police arrest eight terror suspects
    22 Sep 2012 – Muhammad Iqbal

    Saturday’s arrest came after a spate of terror-related incidents this month, including an explosion at a house suspected of being a bomb workshop in Depok, near Jakarta, in which three people were injured.

    Police also found books promoting jihad (Islamic holy war), he said.

    Indonesia, the biggest Muslim country by population, has waged a crackdown on militant groups over the past decade with anti-terror police claiming the deaths of some of the country’s most notorious terrorist suspects in bloody raids.

    (entire article and more articles)

    So, strange the U.S. Embassy attack happened at the same time Obama was working on releasing high ranking al-Qaeda terrorists. Perhaps it was meant to be a future deal of trade that went wrong when security ignored 3 times orders not to aid the U.S. American Embassy.

    It wasn’t just the continued pretense of a protest that led to murders of U.S. American Embassy.
    Obama’s earliest comments did not tell the scope, and portrayed his thanks to Libya for their aiding the American’s.

    Put the blame on Obama, who only had greed of power and money on his mind headed for Vegas.

    • canary says:

      While Rice with her job experience chose to lie to the world for Obama’s orders were to blame him.

      And with such poor actions and judgement by Obama why would anyone approve of anyone Obama chose to take Hillary Clinton’s place who also said security was her fault.

      “The Republicans” and media are aiding Hillary Clinton’s position to run for president. She’ll have no problem beating Joe Biden, and most likely won’t choose him for VP.

  8. captstubby says:

    Behind the curtain of the Great and Powerful Grover
    By Chris Moody, Yahoo! News

    Political Reporter

    (WASHINGTON — If aliens landed in Washington, D.C. right now, they might assume in their search for a terrestrial leader that a bespectacled man called “Grover Norquist” controlled the planet’s most powerful nation. They might also conclude that this person had magical powers.

    The misunderstanding wouldn’t necessarily be their fault.

    Grover Fever has swept the nation’s capital this week, shortly after thousands of politicos waddled back into the city after a Thanksgiving break. After years of notoriety in Washington but near obscurity elsewhere, Norquist is becoming a household name around the dinner table.

    The Colbert Report recently devoted a feature to Norquist, portraying the 56-year old Harvard graduate as a omniscient creature whose power knows no bounds. Norquist has been all over cable news shows and the subject of lengthy pieces in prestigious newspapers and magazines. Outside Washington’s Metro stations this week, hawkers handed out free tabloid dailies bearing the image of his face. Politico devoted an entire hour to him at a newsmakers breakfast Wednesday morning.

    His name is on the lips of top Democrats in Congress who blame him for single-handedly bringing the United States of America to an immediate standstill. Norquist is “one obstacle standing between Congress and compromise,” Democratic Senate Majority Harry Reid exclaimed from the Senate floor Tuesday morning.

    His crime? Norquist has convinced more than 1,000 politicians to sign a pledge never to raise taxes through his organization, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). But with Congress now debating how to avoid the so called “fiscal cliff” — a series of tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to kick in January 1st if a budget deal isn’t reached with President Barack Obama — some Republicans appear to be wiggling away from Norquist’s grip.

    A few GOP lawmakers have voiced a willingness to eliminate deductions within the tax code, which, without offsetting tax cuts elsewhere, would technically violate the pledge. One of the possible pledge violators, Republican Rep. Peter King of New York, called Norquist a “lowlife” and said his wife would “knock his head off” after Norquist compared the taxpayer pledge to King’s marriage vows.

    But Norquist is like a bearded Lernaean Hydra who only grows more powerful the more you attack him. The evidence? A majority of Republicans have not joined the rogue moderates publicly, reinforcing the narrative that they remain is like a bearded Lernaean Hydra
    But Norquist isn’t necessarily the most powerful conservative activist in town. And many conservatives don’t always move in lockstep with him, which is clear in the current debate over the fiscal cliff.

    While there is a consensus among Republicans against increasing marginal tax rates for the sake of a deal, the disagreement lies in whether to eliminate deductions and close loopholes in the tax code.

    Norquist insists that eliminating the loopholes without offsetting them by tax cuts would violate the pledge, but others say the deductions violate conservative principles by inserting the hand of government into the market.

    “We look at things differently than Grover does,” Chris Chocola, president of the free-market group The Club for Growth, told Yahoo News. “We have always been advocates of lowering the marginal rate, broadening the base, eliminating what we think or market-distorting tax credits and loopholes.”

    Chocola said the approach would produce benefits that could please both parties: It would force companies that manipulate the system of loopholes to pay more in taxes and increase revenue by growing the economy.

    Matt Kibbe, who heads the tea party organizing network FreedomWorks, agreed that any deal that scrapped the thousands of tax code loopholes would be progress.

    “An ideal tax code doesn’t choose favorites and it shouldn’t matter that you have a great lobbyist in Washington, D.C,” Kibbe said. “I think all conservatives generally support fundamental tax reform–they don’t like the idea that GE gets a special credit for green energy or that some other company gets different treatment from anyone else.”

    Despite the differences, Norquist remains the man in the spotlight. He seems to be enjoying every minute of it, using the opportunity to promote his organization and raising his own profile.

    On Wednesday, Norquist presided over a gathering of conservative activists who piled into a massive conference room at ATR’s Washington office. The hump-day confab, known as “The Wednesday Meeting,” puts what Hillary Clinton famously called “the vast right-wing conspiracy” in one room for an hour and a half every week.

    The meeting is strictly off the record, but reporters can attend if they agree not to disclose details of the discussion.

    On each chair in the room, representatives stacked press releases, pamphlets and articles promoting their organizations. From ATR, everyone received a full-page, color picture of former Republican President George H.W. Bush, whose bid for a second term was foiled after he agreed to raise taxes. It was a warning for anyone who might be thinking of breaking the pledge.

    This week’s meeting was standing room only, and Norquist, wearing a headset microphone, was in his element, roaring through presentations. Seated at the head of the table, he called on activists, think-tankers and members of Congress to share how they are promoting the conservative movement.

    Despite his image as a puppeteer who controls the strings of Republican lawmakers, Norquist is not so much the Secret Master of the GOP as he is the Grand Facilitator of the coalitions that hold it together.

    In the meantime, he doesn’t seem to mind the confusion.

    magical powers?
    The Colbert Report ?
    Grover Fever has swept the nation’s capital ?
    is like a bearded Lernaean Hydra ?
    the Secret Master of the GOP ?
    wiggling away from Norquist’s grip.?
    If aliens landed in Washington, D.C?

    Yahoo and The Liberal News Media so pathetically desperate to smash anything Conservative and /or Republican on their mission to fulfill the White House whims, that the rambling of a delusional psychotic off his Meds is being passed off as Journalism.

  9. canary says:

    Susan Rice can’t recall denying requests for more security prior to Africa’s 1998 U.S. Embassy’s bombings.

    Sen. Collins: Rice played ‘political role’ in Benghazi response
    By Julian Pecquet – 11/28/12

    Collins said Rice told her she ignored statements from Libya’s own president linking the attack to al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists because she was relying on U.S. intelligence.

    “What troubles me so much is the Benghazi attack in many ways echoes the attacks on both embassies in 1998, when Susan Rice was head of the African region for our State Department,” Collins said. “In both cases, the ambassador begged for additional security.”

    For more on Collins’s comments, click here.


    Why don’t they ask former president Hillary Clinton about the U.S. Embassy bombings in 98.

  10. canary says:

    McClatchy: Arms shipment from Libya to Gaza seized as talks continue over details of Israel-Hamas cease-fire

    Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/11/27/175702/arms-shipment-from-libya-to-gaza.html#storylink=cpy

    Someone tell Obama and Susan Rice. And you can bet Egypt will keep the arms.

  11. canary says:

    Reuters: UPDATE 1-Shifting account of CIA’s Libya talking points fuels Rice controversy

    By Tabassum Zakaria and Mark Hosenball – Nov 29 2012

    “This is the fourth story about who changed the talking
    points and the third reason why – after all the agencies
    appeared under oath and said, ‘I don’t know who changed the
    talking points.’


    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which
    oversees the CIA and the other spy agencies, is reviewing who
    made the changes to the talking points from the original set
    that was drafted by the CIA on Sept. 14, congressional sources

    Deputy White House national security adviser Ben Rhodes told
    reporters onboard Air Force One en route to Thailand on Nov. 17
    that the White House made only minor adjustments to the talking
    points to change the reference to the diplomatic facility as a
    “consulate” because it was not formally a consulate. “The only
    edit … made by the White House was the factual edit as to how
    to refer to the facility,” he said.


    No way Obama was not immediately briefed and we should see a picture of them watching the video. Obama leaked the capture, burial, and details of Osama bin Laden immediately, leading to the doctor who aided the U.S. to be imprisoned.

    If Obama missed “watching” the Benghazi attack footage in it’s first moments, there is no way he was within minutes watching or being briefed non-stop.

    If Rice was kept in the dark over something this petty, than she can’t possibly know what the heck is going on.

  12. canary says:

    Election over, Obama says U.S. Soldiers will remain and fight in Afghanistan for years to come.

    Retuers: Al Qaeda battle in Afghanistan to stretch for years: U.S

    By Phil Stewart – Nov 29 3012

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Al Qaeda fighters are still trying to make inroads into Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Thursday, cautioning that battling the group would be a core U.S. mission there for years to come.

    “Although we clearly have had an impact on (al Qaeda’s) presence in Afghanistan, the fact is that they continue to show up,” Panetta told reporters at the Pentagon.

    Beyond counter-terrorism, Panetta said the post-2014 U.S. presence in Afghanistan would also need to have a “train-and-assist mission” to further develop the Afghan Army.

    (entire article)

    The US is going to provide “enablers” who destroy landmines and treat the injured in Afghanistan? “enablers”?

  13. canary says:

    MEDIAite: GOP Rep. Gohmert: Obama Admin Has ‘A Bunch of Muslim Brotherhood Members Giving Them Advice’

    by Andrew Kirell -Nov 29th, 2012

    Speaking with Secure Freedom Radio host Frank Gaffney this week, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) alleged that the Obama administration has actively aided al Qaeda and follows the advice of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Gohmert told Gaffney that anti-Muslim investigations are necessary because President Barack Obama made “horrendous decisions” in backing the “revolutions in Northern Africa and across the Middle East and to the Far East.” He chalked such decisions up to the administration listening closely to the advice of Muslim Brotherhood members. Transcript below (emphasis added in bold):

    Listen below:


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