Finding a conscience?
FOX News has been doing the heavy lifting investigating Benghazi. Seems one of the alphabet channels has found a conscience….CBS Sharyl Attkison
Absent coordination from Counterterrorism Security Group, a senior US counterterrorism official says the response to the crisis became more confused. The official says the FBI received a call during the attack representing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and requesting agents be deployed. But he and his colleagues agreed the agents “would not make any difference without security and other enablers to get them in the country and synch their efforts with military and diplomatic efforts to maximize their success.”
Another senior counter terrorism official says a hostage rescue team was alternately asked to get ready and then stand down throughout the night, as officials seemed unable to make up their minds.
A third potential responder from a counter-terror force stationed in Europe says components of [AFRICOM] — the military’s Africa Command based in Stuttgart, Germany — were working on course of action during the assault. But no plan was put to use.
“Forces were positioned after the fact but not much good to those that needed it,” the military source told CBS News.
“The response process was isolated at the most senior level,” says an official referring to top officials in the executive branch. “My fellow counterterrorism professionals and I (were) not consulted.”
The official says a protocol set forth in a classified presidential directive calls for the Counterterrorism Security Group (CSG) to be convened in the event of a possible terrorist attack. According to a public military document, the directive was designed to “synchronize the efforts of all the government agencies that have a role to play in the Global War on Terrorism.”
An editorial from the Las Vegas Review-Journal says Obama not worthy to be CIC. We have known this for a few years. Particularly when he changed the ROE in the Afghan theatre. They accuse him in the strongest terms of changing one form of tyranny for another, dictators for Islamic lunatics and mullahs.
Not only did the White House do nothing, there are now reports that a counterterrorism team ready to launch a rescue mission was ordered to stand down.
The official explanation for the inadequate security? This administration didn’t want to “offend the sensibilities” of the new radical Islamic regime which American and British arms had so recently helped install in Libya.
The official explanation for why Obama administration officials watched the attack unfold for seven hours, refusing repeated requests to send the air support and relief forces that sat less than two hours away in Italy? Silence.
An open discussion of these issues, of course, would lead to difficult questions about the wisdom of underwriting and celebrating the so-called Arab Spring revolts in the first place. While the removal of tyrants can be laudable, the results show a disturbing pattern of merely installing new tyrannies – theocracies of medieval mullahs who immediately start savaging the rights of women (including the basic right to education) and who are openly hostile to American interests.
If you have no conscience, your name might be Mayor Bloomberg……hungry people with no food, water, no heat, no power but the “Marathon” must go on. He’s diverting food, water and generators to the event. WTF!?! This is just insane……
The residents of Staten Island are pleading for help from elected officials, begging for gasoline, food and clothing three days after Sandy slammed the New York City borough.
“We’re going to die! We’re going to freeze! We got 90-year-old people!” Donna Solli told visiting officials. “You don’t understand. You gotta get your trucks down here on the corner now. It’s been three days!”
Staten Island was one of the hardest-hit communities in New York City. More than 80,000 residents are still without power. Many are homeless, and at least 19 people died on Staten Island because of the storm.
Those generators could be used at gas stations without power to pump gas. FEMA and the Red Cross have not shown up and the red tape is still in place. Non-union crews from Alabama have been denied entry into NJ by union crews, Unions take priority over people in dire need. Some of the non-union crews have turned around and headed back home. Where’s the media and why are they not reporting on this? Restaurants owners trying their best to help out by feeding hungry people are being harassed by inspectors. The media is politicizing this by not reporting on the looting or, the real issues affecting the people of the disaster hit areas. Police are being diverted from the hardest hit areas for a marathon? Where is the media outrage? This is what big government has done to you. We have the opportunity to make a change on Tuesday. Common sense Democrats, Republicans and Independents have to stop this insanity. Get your buns up off the couch and get out there and vote for the future of our children and our country. We deserve better than this. This is your wake up call!
- Report: Obama never convened counterterrorism task force during Benghazi attack (hotair.com)
- Staten Island Sandy victims: We’re being ignored (cbsnews.com)
- Sources: Key task force not convened during Benghazi consulate attack (cbsnews.com)
- With 19 Dead, Staten Islanders Plead for Help (abcnews.go.com)
- Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro: “Do not donate to the Red Cross” (americanlivewire.com)
- Brutal Las Vegas Review-Journal Editorial Labels Obama ‘Unworthy’ of His Office (pjmedia.com)
- Sources, emails point to communication breakdown in Obama administration during Libya attack (foxnews.com)
- the media dam breaks …. cbs news is beginning to cover the obama administration’s failure to evaluate the seriousness of the benghazi embassy attack …. the administration’s disregard of danger signals …. (wintersoldier2008.typepad.com)
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