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Clinton’s Republican Guard

May 7th, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Even though the carnage at Benghazi stoked broader and more determined public outcry than the (closely related) issue of Islamic-supremacist infiltration of our government, Secretary Clinton reasonably figured the whitewash strategy that had worked so well before might do the trick again. Enter Pickering and Mullen.

The game here is to convince the public that two Beltway eminences, objects of bipartisan reverence, would never help blind Americans to the administration’s malfeasance – no more than would McCain & Co. when it came to Huma Abedin. The game exploited the certainty that the mainstream media would slobber over Pickering and Mullen as if they were a pair of lovable moderate mavericks who might, at any moment, unleash a “wacko bird” tirade against conservatives or inveigh against “Tea Party hobbits.”

In truth, Pickering and Mullen are a pair of reliable politicos who have drunk deep from Washington’s See-No-Islam well. Ambassador Pickering was President George H.W. Bush’s ambassador to the UN – hailed at the New York Times, that weathervane of transnational progressivism, as arguably the best ever in that post. He later seamlessly transitioned to the Clinton State Department, becoming ambassador to Russia and, later, undersecretary of state for political affairs. I’d give you more chapter and verse, but Diana West has already done the scut work:

Pickering is one of those Washington insiders whose public record is less a matter of what he’s done than what he’s been: U.S. ambassador to Russia, Israel, El Salvador, Jordan, India, Nigeria and the United Nations. What such postings may obscure, however, is that the man is a foreign policy establishment leftist. It’s not just that Pickering serves as chairman of the board of trustees of the International Crisis Group, a George Soros group that, for example, advocated engagement with the Shariah-supremacist Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Pickering has personally explored opening relations with Hamas; pushed peace talks with the Taliban; argued for getting rid of, or removing to the U.S., all tactical nuclear weapons in Europe (and moving Russia’s to east of the Urals); and promoted bilateral talks with Iran without preconditions. And speaking of Iran, Pickering sits on the boards of two pro-Tehran groups, the American Iranian Council and the National Iranian American Council….

Pickering’s politics place him squarely inside the Obama foreign policy mainstream[.]… Pickering has expressed support for Obama’s Libya policy, “where,” as he put it in March, “we play a major role behind the scenes and … incorporate many other people in the activities we did in Libya.” Explaining the Libyan “experimentation” in “consultative leadership” that minimizes the U.S. military role, Pickering sounds as if he also endorsed the disastrous policy of relying on local jihadist militias for U.S. security.

On a panel titled “The Muslim Experience in America” at Washington’s National Cathedral, Pickering recently advocated “dialogue with the Iranians … informed by an effort to develop religious understanding and perhaps harmony,” while also bridging the “gulf” with Islam in America more generally. He also made an ominous call for “strong efforts … to deal with opinion leaders who harbor (anti-Islam) prejudices, who espouse them and spread them.”

Yes, who better than a supporter of the Obama-Clinton policy of empowering Islamic supremacists to conduct an investigation into whether that policy created the conditions that directly caused the Benghazi Massacre? Who better to probe whether the administration’s post-siege cover-up is explained by the Obama campaign’s need to conceal that policy failure?

Then there’s Michael Mullen, a four-star admiral named chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff by President Bush in 2007. Having exhibited the required cluelessness about our enemies’ ideology, Mullen was subsequently reappointed by President Obama.

Echoing Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood consultants, Mullen denies the nexus between Islamic scripture and the threat to the West. The jihad, he instead insists, is the result of “the humiliation, the hopelessness, the illiteracy and abject poverty which lie at the core of the attraction to extremist thought[.]” In fact, Mullen actually claims – I’m not kidding – that if we just taught illiterate Middle Easterners how to read, they would eschew violence because they would “understand the Koran for what it is.”

Could it really be lost on a man of Mullen’s experience and stature that jihadist leaders are frequently well-educated scions of wealthy families? That the Koran contains over a hundred verses lauding violent jihad, and that globally influential sharia jurists like Sheikh Qaradawi – who know a lot more about Islam than Mullen does – interpret Muslim scripture to endorse suicide bombings in Israel, terrorist war against U.S. troops in Iraq, the subjugation of women, and the brutalizing of apostates and homosexuals?

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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?
48 weeks ago
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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.
49 weeks 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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