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Clinton’s Republican Guard

May 7th, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Five conservative Republican members of the House had the gumption to ask why a person with Ms. Abedin’s alarming connections to prominent Islamic supremacists would be given a high-echelon State Department job, performance of which requires a security clearance granting access to top-secret intelligence. Based on Abedin and other officials with disturbing Islamist ties, the five members asked for inspector-general investigations into Muslim Brotherhood penetration of our government.

In response, Secretary Clinton deftly called out the Washington establishment’s Republican guard. Senator John McCain, House Speaker John Boehner, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, and other top GOP figures obliged, dutifully lambasting the House conservatives. Nothing to see here – just “a few unspecified and unsubstantiated associations,” twaddled McCain. Boehner, who conceded that he did “not know Huma” and had not read the House conservatives’ letters, nevertheless assured Americans that Abedin had a “sterling character” and that the accusations  “were pretty dangerous.”

Mind you, while all this was happening, Obama administration policy, led by the State Department, was swinging dramatically in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the Middle East. Obama was even intervening in Libya on behalf of the Brotherhood and al Qaeda elements in Benghazi, toppling a theretofore American-supported regime that had been providing us with critical intelligence against anti-American Islamists. Yet, Secretary Clinton succeeded in burying the story. Thanks to the GOP greybeards, the media meme became purported conservative Islamophobia. The bullet was dodged as the manifest influence of Islamic-supremacists on Obama administration policy was ignored.

Unlike that outrage, the public’s interest has been roused by the killings of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, State Department IT specialist Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Ty Woods and Glen Doherty on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, in virulently anti-American Benghazi – at a U.S. State Department compound of unexplained purpose which, under Clinton’s leadership, stood recklessly unprotected.

Clearly, the administration, including the President and Secretary Clinton, knew the compound was under terrorist attack from the early stages of the September 11 siege. Yet, they took no meaningful action to protect and defend the Americans there. Furthermore, there are grounds to believe the command chain may actually have prevented a forceful response, ordering special forces to stand down while the attack raged.

That remains to be established. What we do know is that, at a minimum, Obama was inexcusably derelict in failing even to attempt to overcome Libyan intransigence. At the airport in Benghazi, officials of the new Libyan government – the one Obama brought to power – obstructed the few brave Americans who desperately tried to come to the rescue, delaying them for over three hours. Put aside the commander-in-chief’s failure to deploy U.S. military assets (discussed by Jed Babbin, here); Obama never even picked up the phone to cut through the red Libyan tape. Then, in the days and weeks that followed, top administration officials serially lied to the American people. The president and his underlings repeatedly claimed that the lethal jihadist attack – which, as Steve Hayes has meticulously detailed, they mendaciously downgraded to a “demonstration” – had been a spontaneous protest over an obscure video demeaning Islam’s prophet.

As the White House knew from the first, the Benghazi Massacre was a coordinated terrorist attack involving al Qaeda-affiliated jihadists who used mortars and other high-power weapons. Alas, the attack occurred in the stretch-run of the presidential campaign. Obama had staked his reelection on the claims that he had decimated al Qaeda; that he had prudently intervened against Qaddafi for the benefit of freedom-craving Muslim moderates; and that he was bringing the war on terror to a successful conclusion. An al Qaeda attack against America in Benghazi, the heart of the anti-Qaddafi jihad empowered by Obama’s heedless Libya War, puts the lie to this fairy tale. Consequently, the White House plainly decided (a) not to respond forcefully to the jihadist attack lest it look like what it was – a jihadist attack; and (b) to obscure the truth, and run out the 2012 campaign clock, with the preposterous video canard.

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The Muslim Brotherhood shovel needs to have a longer handle. Dig deeper.

As an old war horse used to siphoning through evidence and false statements, the hair on the back of my neck is standing straight up on this.

Not only was the Susan Rice and "redacted" report filled with lies and misdirections...the COVERUP itself feels as if it sends the boat around the back of the island.

There is MORE TO THE STORY than meets the eye. There is a dirtier deal beneath the surface. And, "catching them" playing politics with "al Qaeda is on the run"...is NOT IT.

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The moment the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs dismissed Major Hassan's 'terrorist' killing spree as work place violence I knew the establishment jumped the shark. I'm not sure a nuke going off in Manhattan would alter the insane mind set in Washington.
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"As the drip, drip, drip of revelations illustrates administration malevolence and incompetence"

Don't forget depraved indifference.
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There is an unasked question. I can't seem to put my finger on a plausible answer, either. What is the reason Clinton, in particular, would have for extending so much political capital towards defending/covering for Islamist radicals and regimes? The diversity/tolerance answer seems ridiculously shallow. Is her relationship with Huma Abedin clouding her judgement? I can't fathom that. Has Abedin managed to become Clinton's puppeteer? How?
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Maybe Clinton resigned in an effort to come unstuck from Abedin. Maybe she is so compromised that she is being dragged back into presidential politics against her will in order to maintain whatever safehaven Abedin provides as long as Clinton stays in the game and cooperative. What could be more dangerous than a Clinton presidency under such a cloud of suspicions?
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This whole scenario has the flavor of the Soviet infiltration of the U.S. government highlighted post-WWII.

What we got was "McCarthyism." Thing is, McCarthy's basic premise, though maybe not his tactics, were vindicated by the Soviet Archives and the Venona Files.

The investigators and the Congressmen pushing these investigation must avoid Joe McCarthy's mistakes.
1 year ago
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Well, so much for Jay Carney's "men of unimpeachable expertise and credibility."

Clowns to the left of us, jokers to the right and here we are stuck in the middle again.
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Thank you for the excellent article that sharpens the larger narrative of this scandal. The firing of Matt Dooley as explained yesterday in the Allen West interview is one of many instances of Islamo-conspiracy, to attack the West from within as part of their caliphate aspirations. I wonder if that word will ever be banned or censored as "hate speech". It appears that the Islamic world is uniting and convalescing patiently, quietly rising in similar fashion to China, while the American public watches sports and mindless entertainment.

http://blazingcatfur.blogspot.ca/2013/05/video-nasim-ben-iman-apostate-from.html


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Fascinating story, and sadly, very likely to be accurate. The MSM is already doing it's part by destroying the issue in the womb. Combine that with the complicity of the "bi-partisan" GOP establishment, and the issue wil be buried under the avalanche of Kate Middleton stories and other "cream puff " garbage that most Americans like to ingest.
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Follow the money.
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this comment system leaves a lot to be desired
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Follow the money.
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I hope my comment doesn't have Hillary send some new version of Nixon's Plumbers after me. You know, wet ops and so on...but it appears that the Muslims, who have a fairly obvious sexual obsession laced with deviance in the name of Muhammad and so forth, have perfected the art of 'sleeper' agents. Huma.

The article is stunning. The can-opener revelations about the corruption of State and Clinton's ability to hire two lackeys to clear her name are startling enough. I have some familiarity with Pickering as a former Israel Amb. Mullen, I think, warned Netanyahu not to mess with Iran or something like that...

The real depressing news, or convincing presentation of what was somewhat known, is the evidence of what roll-over, distorted Quislings the McCains and Boehners are..
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"but it appears that the Muslims, who have a fairly obvious sexual obsession laced with deviance in the name of Muhammad and so forth, have perfected the art of 'sleeper' agents. Huma."
HUMA ABEDIN is a Muslim Brothehood operative ... and there are many more.
Notice that NOBODY mentions Huma ... evidence enough she is what she is. The Muslim Brotherhood/Al Qaeda have a strangle hold on this administration because Obama has allowed it and is now caught up in the fact that they are dictating HIS policies. Why do we tolerate the Muslim Briotherhood fronts in our midst? Why? Why? Why? All the focus and the projection is elsewhere; THIS is the real concern and furthermore; what the hell was Stevens doing going solo and at the Beghazi "consulate"???? And why were Al QAeda given security responsibility there? There is TREASON involved here ... big time; and all Americans and freedom loving people around the world deserve better than that.
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I find it both clear and confusing - clear in that Islamic authorities of different kinds have a hold on this Administration (though this is not new, the extent is); confusing in that how do you figure where the loyalties of the disloyal lie? And in the past I have read claims by Spengler (I think) claiming that the Saudis and the MB are not friends. Yet it looks like they work together in the US. The difficulty for me in understanding actually comes from looking at the Saudi role in Egypt. While not open supporters of Mubarak, I don't think they were truly happy with the 'Arab Spring' there or the rise of the MB, if only because they want full monopoly on Sunni power...it really is hard to follow at times.
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You dont really need to know what was going on
You dont really want to know just how far I’d gone
Just leave me well enough alone
Eat my dirty laundry

I can do the innuendo
I can dance and I can sing
When its all said and done I havent told you a thing
You all know that my crap is king
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“…Nothing to see here – just “a few unspecified and unsubstantiated associations,” twaddled McCain.”

As the hearings proceed and the ugly story unfolds one should watch this guy…. John McCain. McCain is totally capable of planting a knife in Issa’s back. I don’t trust the man to any degree. When the truth begins to take a toll on old John’s beltway “friends” we will soon see what kind of a Republican John is and has been all along. If anybody from the Republican side helps the MSM circle the wagons around the administration it surely will be John McCain.
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I always disagree strongly with everything the old coot does or says. He really needs to to get the hell out and retire while there are a handful of people left who still have some respect for him. I don't.
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