Thursday, May 29, 2014

It's all in the wording...
By: Diane Sori

OK guys let's get this straight...some present at the Benghazi briefings that fateful night are saying Obama was NOT in the Situation Room when the briefings were going on. Now read this wording of theirs very carefully... 'Obama was NOT in the Situation Room when the briefings about Benghazi were going on.' This will be his defense if and when questioned by Trey Gowdy, the standard I did NOT know about it as I was NOT in the room...I heard it on the news nonsense.

Now listen carefully...'I was NOT in the room'...which could be true but wording is everything folks as Obama might NOT have been in the actual room but HE WAS STANDING RIGHT OUTSIDE IT AND HEARD EVERYTHING GOING ON!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT in the actual room...possible and what a great cover if the truth...but standing outside and hearing everything...most it's all in the wording folks...all in the wording.

Arrogant Muslims Kick All Americans Out Of This Country

“The Department of State warns U.S. citizens..."

Christopher Agree / Western Journalism 

As a select committee in the U.S. House attempts to find the truth about the 2012 terror attack that left four Americans dead in Benghazi, Libya, U.S. citizens in that nation are being urged this week to leave immediately amid security threats.

The State Department issued a warning Tuesday evening for all Americans who remained in Libya following a U.S. Marines mission to help Americans evacuate.

“The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Libya and recommends that U.S. citizens currently in Libya depart immediately,” the statement explained. “The security situation in Libya remains unpredictable and unstable. The Libyan government has not been able to adequately build its military and police forces and improve security following the 2011 revolution.”

The agency explained a number of threats by “various groups” have been made against Americans in the nation, noting its capability to offer protection or emergency services at this time is “very limited.”

Staffing at the U.S. Embassy in Libya’s capital city of Tripoli has been pared down significantly as a result of the ongoing threats, the statement indicated.

As for those citizens targeting Americans, the State Department indicated many have access to powerful military equipment and weaponry, including some devices that can effectively attack aircraft.

Coinciding with the evacuation warning is an ongoing battle waged by Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter against Islamic operatives and supporters in the region. Though many of the nation’s officials and military personnel support Hifter’s mission and are backing him as a political leader, he has earned the wrath of those in the Islamic militias he is targeting.

A number of these radicals – including members of Ansar al-Shariah – are fighting back against the military leader, whom they conclude is acting on America’s behalf. The group, which has ties to terror organization Al Qaeda, has been linked to the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.


An initial investigation by the VA's Inspector General confirms sordid allegations of rampant records manipulation designed to hide chronic failures within the Phoenix-based system, as originally reported by CNN. A snippet from the report:
To date, our work has substantiated serious conditions at the Phoenix HCS. We identified about 1,400 veterans who did not have a primary care appointment but were appropriately included on the Phoenix HCS’ EWLs [electronic wait lists]. However, we identified an additional 1,700 veterans who were waiting for a primary care appointment but were not on the EWL. Until that happens, the reported wait time for these veterans has not started.
Most importantly, these veterans were and continue to be at risk of being forgotten or lost in Phoenix HCS’s convoluted scheduling process. As a result, these veterans may never obtain a requested or required clinical appointment. A direct consequence of not appropriately placing veterans on EWLs is that the Phoenix HCS leadership significantly understated the time new patients waited for their primary care appointment in their FY 2013 performance appraisal accomplishments,which is one of the factors considered for awards and salary increases.
That's a total of 3,100 Phoenix-area veterans in limbo, more than half of whom were off the books.

And don't miss that last sentence, which affirms that at least part of the motive behind this scheme was financial. Bureaucrats were more interested in protecting their pay increases and performance bonuses than protecting the veterans in their care. That appalling reality isn't a new revelation, but it's still arresting to see it described in black and white, from the government's own watchdog. As you're by now well aware, Phoenix wasn't an isolated "bad apple" event. Abuses along the same lines are under investigation at dozens of VA facilities, with allegations surfacing from coast to coast. Back to the Phoenix report:
To review the new patient wait times for primary care in FY 2013, we reviewed a statistical sample of 226 Phoenix HCS appointments. VA national data, which was reported by Phoenix HCS, showed these 226 veterans waited on average 24 days for their first primary care appointment and only 43 percent waited more than 14 days. 
However, our review showed these 226 veterans waited on average 115 days for their first primary care appointment with approximately 84 percent waiting more than 14 days. At this time, we believe that most of the waiting time discrepancies occurred because of delays between the veteran’s requested appointment date and the date the appointment was created. However, we found that in at least 25 percent of the 226 appointments reviewed, evidence, in veterans’ medical records, indicates that these veterans received some level of care in the Phoenix HCS, such as treatment in the emergency room, walk in clinics, or mental health clinics.
A New York Times reporter boils the key numbers down: 
What was D-Day?  
Victor Davis Hanson / Townhall Columnist

Seventy years ago this June 6, the Americans, British and Canadians stormed the beaches of Normandy in the largest amphibious invasion of Europe since the Persian king Xerxes invaded Greece in 480 B.C.
About 160,000 troops landed on five Normandy beaches and linked up with airborne troops in a masterful display of planning and courage.

Within a month almost a million Allied troops had landed in France and were heading eastward toward the German border. Within 11 months the war with Germany was over.

The western front required the diversion of hundreds of thousands of German troops. It weakened Nazi resistance to the Russians while robbing the Third Reich of its valuable occupied European territory.

The impatient and long-suffering Russians had demanded of their allies a second front commensurate with their own sacrifices. Their Herculean efforts by war's end would account for two out of every three dead German soldiers -- at a cost of 20 million Russian civilian and military casualties.

Yet for all the sacrifices of the Soviet Union, Josef Stalin was largely responsible for his war with Nazi Germany. In 1939, he signed a foolish non-aggression pact with Hitler that allowed the Nazis to gobble up Western democracies. Hitler's Panzers were aided by Russians in Poland and overran Western Europe fueled by supplies from the Soviets.

The Western Allies had hardly been idle before D-Day. They had taken North Africa and Sicily from the Germans and Italians. They were bogged down in brutal fighting in Italy. The Western Allies and China fought the Japanese in the Pacific, Burma and China.

The U.S. and the British Commonwealth fought almost everywhere. They waged a multiform war on and under the seas. They eventually destroyed Japanese and German heavy industry with a costly and controversial strategic bombing campaign.

The Allies sent friends such as the Russians and Chinese billions of dollars worth of food and war materiel.

In sum, while Russia bore the brunt of the German land army, the Western Allies fought all three Axis powers everywhere else and in every conceivable fashion.

Yet if D-Day was brilliantly planned and executed, the follow-up advance through France in June 1944 was not always so. The Allies seemed to know the texture of every beach in Normandy, but nothing about the thick bocage just a few miles inland from Omaha Beach. The result was that the Americans were bogged down in the French hedgerows for almost seven weeks until late July -- suffering about 10 times the casualties as were lost from the Normandy landings.

So how did the Allies get from the beaches of Normandy to Germany in less than a year? Largely by overwhelming the Wehrmacht with lots of good soldiers and practical war materiel. If German tanks, mines, machine guns and artillery were superbly crafted, more utilitarian American counterparts were good enough -- and about 10 times as numerous. Mechanically intricate German Tiger and Panther tanks could usually knock out durable American Sherman tanks, but the Americans produced almost 50,000 of the latter, and the Germans less than 8,000 of the former.

Over Normandy, British and American fighter aircraft were not only as good or better than German models but were far more numerous. By mid-1944, Germany had produced almost no four-engine bombers. The British and Americans built almost 50,000 that by 1944 were systematically leveling German cities.

Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt were far more pragmatic supreme commanders than the increasingly delusional and sick Adolf Hitler. American war planners such as George Marshall, Dwight Eisenhower and Alan Brooke understood grand strategy better than the more experienced German chief of staff. Allied field generals such as George S. Patton and Bernard Montgomery were comparable to German legends like Gerd von Rundstedt or Erwin Rommel, who were worn out by 1944.

The German soldier was the more disciplined, experienced, armed and deadly warrior of World War II. But his cause was bad, and by 1944 his enemies were far more numerous and far better supplied.

No soldiers fought better on their home soil than did the Russians, and none more resourcefully abroad than the British Tommy and the American G.I., when bolstered by ample air, armor and artillery support.

Omaha Beach to central Germany was about the same distance as the Russian Front to Berlin. But the Western Allies covered the same approximate ground in about a quarter of the time as had the beleaguered Russians.

D-Day ushered in the end of the Third Reich. It was the most brilliantly conducted invasion in military history, and probably no one but a unique generation of British, Canadians and Americans could have pulled it off.

Heroic Obama hides/ducks behind a child to avoid being hit by catapult

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

Once again, Obama gives us a peek at his true morality. He must have picked this up from his pals at Hamas and the other Islamic groups he backs that use children as human shields.

If I were in the armed forces and this was my commander in chief, I’d puke.

The President hides behind a child to avoid being hit by catapult during today’s science fair, for you @sfiegerman
— Ashley Codianni (@AshleyCodianni) May 28, 2014

The President hides behind a child to avoid being hit by catapult during today’s science fair, for you

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Kerry: US starting $5 billion “terrorism partnership fund”

There is such a comic opera feel to all this, it’s a shame that Gilbert and Sullivan aren’t around.

The U.S. is forking over another $5 billion to fight against “radical extremists” — that is, $5 billion to fight against a foe that U.S. officials are afraid to name, and officially forbidden to name.

Meanwhile, the U.S. has for years now given billions to Pakistan to fight these shadowy “radical extremists,” only for the Pakistani government (which also affected high dudgeon at the killing of Osama bin Laden) to funnel a good bit of that money to those very same “extremists” — with no consequences from the U.S., of course. John Kerry is the very model of a modern Secretary of State.

Also, if al Qaeda is “on the ropes” and all that, why do we need to spend another $5 billion to fight them?

“Kerry: US to start fund to fight terrorism,” Associated Press, May 28 2014:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States will begin a $5 billion “terrorism partnership fund” to help other countries push back against radical extremists.
Kerry says President Barack Obama will announce the fund during his commencement speech Wednesday at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York….
Kerry says that plan will allow the U.S. to divert resources to the anti-terrorism fight in other parts of the world. He says U.S. foreign policy needs to reflect a “rapidly changing, more complex world where terrorism is the principal challenge.”
Kerry described the anti-terrorist funding on “CBS This Morning.”