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May 10, 2013 - 1:51 pm
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This afternoon’s White House press briefing was extraordinary. Spokesman Jay Carney stood by his now thoroughly discredited claim that the White House made just one “stylistic” edit to the Benghazi talking points. He invoked the name of Mitt Romney twice, and the “previous administration” once, the latter in connection with the IRS’ apology to conservative groups for targeting them during an election year. For the most part, Carney danced around the press corps despite the fact that many in the room were unhappy to have been left out of the afternoon’s off-the-record or “deep background” meeting with select but as yet unnamed members of the media. Carney was more prepared for the sparring match than his opposites were.

Who was in that press meeting? What was its purpose? That’s for Jay Carney and friends to know, and for you not to find out.

The subject of the Cairo warning did come up. Carney brought it up himself.

Carney should have been asked why, after the CIA inserted that warning into the talking points at 4:42 PM on Friday, September 14, it survived several iterations before being removed. He should have been asked who removed it, and why.

Here is the warning’s first appearance. It comes in the third version of the talking points.

It appeared again in the 5:09 PM version.

And again in the 6:21 PM version, with a minor change to clarify that the most specific part of the warning concerned Cairo.

Carney brought the 9-10 warning up, but only to dismiss it and claim that it backed up the White House’s view that the attack was sparked by the YouTube movie. The actual warning, as we’ve posted here numerous times, does no such thing. It never even mentions the movie. Cairo was not spontaneous. It was orchestrated to achieve an end.

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Poor, poor Jay Carney.

He's trying to do an impossible job under Orwellian conditions...or Kafka-esque conditions....he's in so totally over his head....totally unprepared, just like the rest of our current "administration". .....his body language and facial expressions in the published pictures are those of someone running away from daemons in a nightmare but never actually gaining, or going anywhere.

Of course, he could've turned down the job. So much for the lure of working inside the White House pressure cooker.

[...no pun intended...]
49 weeks ago
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Could it be Valarie Jarrett's fingers did the walking for the rewrites?
49 weeks ago
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OH, My! Yes!

Dear readers:

Try to think of this aggregate: Valerie Jarrett, Miss Hillary, Susan Rice, Janet Napolitano....and all of the rest of these busy, busy, busy unqualified, untutored, dangerously silly appointees and staffers finding themselves strangled by events beyond their understanding. Pointing fingers in a bureaucratic circle, covering their a***s.......on and on and on......

But HEY!.....equal opportunity!....affirmative action!....let's all be politically correct at any cost.......that's what we're doing.

We're in a helluva mess. Sure is costly.

Those who voted for Obama and his claque have a lot of explaining expected of them as this national debacle unfolds.
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I read something today on another site that the organizers of the Egyptian riot were demanding (of the American government) that the blind sheik be released but that AS SOON as the death of Ambassador Stevens was announced, those demands ceased. (oops, we don't have a hostage Ambassador any more so there goes our bargaining chip).
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In my posts that are now in a memory hole, I pointed out that the Islamist group announced the embassy protest for the blind sheik on Aug. 30. The film "Innocence of Muslims" was not shown on Cairo TV til Sept. 9. A few weeks before all that Morsi had promised to work for the release of the blind sheik.

The mystery in all of this is the Ultra soccer hooligans who were the shock troops at the embassy storming. They are not Islamists and they certainly are not natural allies of Salafis. However they had come to be anti-Morsi early on.

This all leads me to believe the actual storming had nothing to do with 9/11 or the film but was yet another attempt to embarrass Morsi by a group of pretty fearless veteran street fighters who above all hate the police. The Ultras don't give a squat about any film and have certainly not mentioned it since.
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