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Special Operations Speaks: State Department Ineptitude and Coverup of Benghazigate

December 20, 2012 1 comment

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Dear Fellow Americans:

On Tuesday night, the State Department finally published a report on what their so-called Accountability Review Board has determined happened in Libya, and according to them, two things are certain:

There was massive leadership failure, and not a single person should be held responsible.

You heard that right.

Despite isolating 24 distinct and major recommendations for how the State Department could’ve avoided this travesty, apparently they “did not find reasonable cause to determine that any individual U.S. government employee breached his or her duty.” Really?

SIGN THE PETITION TO DEMAND AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION
End the Benghazi Smoke Screen, Hold Senior Officials Accountable

 

benghazigate-meme.jpgLet’s list just a few of ways that State Department officials did “breach their duty.”

•    First and most outrageously, U.S. officials actually lost the Ambassador for several hours – and only found him because an Arabic-speaking man called the consulate from the Ambassador’s cell phone.

•    There were “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels [leaving Benghazi security] grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place.”

•    The security staff was “inexperienced… short-term… and inadequate.”

•    The Consulate in Benghazi “was not a high priority for Washington when it came to security-related requests, especially those relating to staffing.”

•    Despite evidence of growing unrest and increased terrorist threat and the fact it was the anniversary of 9/11, the attacks were “were unanticipated in their scale and intensity.”

•    As we suspected, an unmanned drone was dispatched and at the scene at the time, meaning top officials had visual feed of the attack – leaving no question that they willfully misled the American people by attributing this to a protest.

In what world could anyone consider these points within the bounds of the State Department’s duty to the people of the United States?

Is basic competence not a requirement for being a senior official at the State Department?

Is ignoring a growing and present terrorist threat something that gets a “meets expectations” on their yearly reviews?

Is intentionally lying to the very public that they are supposed to serve all in a day’s work for Hillary Clinton and her top-tier cronies?

 

SIGN THE PETITION TO DEMAND AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION
End the Benghazi Smoke Screen, Hold Senior Officials Accountable

 

The State Department can pretend that this “independent board” has cleared them of malfeasance, but no reasonable person could call this massive incompetence even remotely acceptable.

We’re glad that after months of putting serious pressure on the Obama Administration we’re finally starting to see some answers – answers that confirm many of our suspicions, and allude to the confirmation of others.

That said, this report is the bureaucratic version of a curved test grade; by their assessment, because the entire system failed, no one is individually responsible.

It’s time for the obfuscation and the smoke screens to end. We have to keep up the pressure so that whoever caused this internal breakdown is held accountable.

We can’t accept the insider political protectionism that Hillary Clinton is pushing. She “accepts their recommendations” but clearly has no intentions of removing those officials who caused her department’s systemic failure – or of accepting any culpability for it herself.

We must demand that these utterly incompetent senior officials be identified and punished to the highest possible extent.

 

SIGN THE PETITION TO DEMAND AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION
End the Benghazi Smoke Screen, Hold Senior Officials Accountable

 

Our men and women abroad are losing their lives because of the Obama Administration’s leadership failure. Their families, their fellow armed forces, and the American people deserve real answers, and real changes in this Administration.

And we won’t stop until they get it.

Sincerely,

 

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Larry Bailey
Captain (SEAL), USN (Retired)
Co-Founder, Special Operations Speaks

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Special Operations Speaks DEMANDS an Investigation to Uncover Potential High Crimes and Misdemeanors in Benghazigate

November 4, 2012 Leave a comment

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Special Operations Speaks DEMANDS
an Investigation to Uncover Potential
High Crimes and Misdemeanors in Benghazigate

Dear Fellow Americans:

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Today, Special Operations Speaks PAC released the following statement along with a petition demanding an independent investigation into Barack Obama’s administration and its actions that may constitute High Crimes and Misdemeanors by the President, regardless of the outcome of the November 6th Presidential Election.

“It remains uncertain if the tragedy in Benghazi was caused or compounded by Obama’s reckless inaction, gross negligence, or incompetent leadership,” said Joe Stringham, BG, USA (Ret), Special Forces/Ranger and Chairman of Special Operations Speaks PAC. “What is clear is that the deaths of Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty are on Obama’s bloody hands,” said Chairman Stringham.

Join our Special Operations Veterans -Sign the Petition
to Demand an Independent Investigation to Uncover
Potential High Crimes and Misdemeanors in Benghazigate

“The President and his administration told outrageous lie after outrageous lie to the American people and at the United Nations for weeks after the 9-11-12 attacks. He will never be trusted again to speak the truth. That is why it is essential to appoint an independent prosecutor to investigate the scope of Obama and his administration’s culpability and total incompetence if not complicity with regard to these grave losses,” said Dick Brauer, Col, USAF (Ret), Air Commando.

“We’re tired of watching as President Obama authorizes his Executive Branch to bypass Congress, such as the EPA’s destructive regulatory actions which have neutered US domestic energy production. We’re tired of watching as they put guns into the hands of drug cartels in Mexico, resulting directly in the death of border agent Brian Terry. We’re tired of watching as they leak proprietary military information to Hollywood, endangering our future Special Operations missions as well as the lives of our troops and their families.” said Larry Bailey, CAPT, USN, (Ret) SEAL

Join our Special Operations Veterans -Sign the Petition
to Demand an Independent Investigation to Uncover
Potential High Crimes and Misdemeanors in Benghazigate

The question remains, do these actions constitute High Crimes and Misdemeanors? SOS PAC believes that an independent investigation with a special prosecutor is the only way Americans will learn the truth.

If Obama is guilty of High Crimes and Misdemeanors we implore Congress to take every action in their power to hold this President and his administration accountable – up to impeachment and/or indictments.

“No matter how November 6th plays out, Obama must be held responsible for his actions as a failed Commander in Chief,” said Joe Stringham, BG, USA (Ret), Special Forces/Ranger and Chairman of Special Operations Speaks PAC.

Join our Special Operations Veterans -Sign the Petition
to Demand an Independent Investigation to Uncover
Potential High Crimes and Misdemeanors in Benghazigate

Signed below by Members and Supporters of Special Operations Speaks:

Jim Hobson, MG, USAF (Ret), Air Commando
Joe Stringham, BG, USA (Ret), Special Forces/Ranger
Larry Bailey, CAPT, USN, (Ret) SEAL
Dick Brauer, Col, USAF (Ret), Air Commando
Tom Bradley, Col, USAF (Ret), Air Commando
Stanley E. Shaneyfelt, COL USA, (Ret), Ranger
Roland D Guidry, Col, USAF (Ret). Air Commando
Don Panzenhagen, Col, USAF (Ret), Fighter Pilot
John Harbison, Col, USAF (Ret), Air Commando
George D. Burgess, Col (Ret), USAF, Fighter Pilot
Ronald L. (Ron) Jones, Col. USAF, (Ret) Air Commando
George Acree, Col, USAF, (Ret) Fighter Pilot
Jim Kyle, Col (Ret) USAF, Air Commando
Daniel W. (Jake) Jacobowitz, Col, USAF (Ret)
Lee Hess, Col, USAF (Ret), AF SOF
Wayne Pullen, Col, USAF, (Ret) DC
James Hale, Col, USAF (Ret), Fighter Pilot
George Ferkes, Col, USAF (Ret), Air Commando
Bill Langley, LCDR, USN (Ret) SEAL
Gary C. Crawford, LtCol, USAFR (Ret), Air Commando
Ken Benway, LTC, USA (Ret), Special Forces
Richard Cunningham, LtCol, USAF (Ret), Viet Nam FAC
E. Max Friedauer, Lt Col, USAF (Ret), Air Commando
Dennis Haney, Lt Col, USAF (Ret), F-4C/G Wild Weasel
Jim Lawrence, Lt Col, USAF (Ret), Air Commando
Geoff Barker, LTC, USA (Ret), U.S. Army Special Forces
Curtis R James, Lt Col, USAF (Ret) Fighter Pilot
Tom Hanton, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret), Vietnam POW
Rod Bennett, LtCol, USAF (Ret), Air Commando
Jim Bush, LTC (R), USA, Special Forces, Ranger, Delta
JVO Weaver, Lt Col, USAF, (Ret), Air Commando
Bill Bramer, CDR, USNR (Ret) Supply Corps, Logistician
Steve Dehart, CDR, USN (Ret), LDO EOD
Mike Kaufhold, USAF, Lt. Col (Ret.)
Jim Smith, LTC, USA (Ret)
Jim Thom, USN, SeaBee
Jim Grimshaw, MAJ, USA (Ret), Special Forces/Ranger
Caesar Civitella, MAJ, USA (Ret), OSS, Special Forces, CIA
Steven James, Major, USAF, JCS-J2 ANMCC
Keith Danskin, former USAF Captain, F-4 Pilot
Diane M. Sendlenski, Veteran USAF
Donald R. Williams, SMSgt, USAF (Ret)
Jan Benz, MSgt, USAF (Ret), Air Force Missileer
Bruce Meister, PO1 (SS) US Submarine Veteran
Mike Melton, TSgt, USAF (Ret), Air Commando
Richard N. Rose, SGT, USASF, Special Forces
Stuart T. Wheeler, SP 5, USA, Disabled Veteran, Vietnam
Bob Wilkinson, RD-3, USN, Ret
Beverly Perlson, The Band of Mothers
Roger Hughes, SOS Political Advisor, Citizen Patriot
Linda Eddy, SOS Graphic Artist, Citizen Patriot
Patricia Baker, Concerned Citizen Patriot
Rev. Benjamin Grace, Minister, Citizen Patriot
Rita Grace, CCTP Leader, Citizen Patriot
Vearl Bible, Concerned Retired American

ADD YOUR NAME HERE

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Sincerely, 

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Larry Bailey
Captain (SEAL), USN (Retired)
Co-Founder, Special Operations Speaks

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Former Delta Operator on “The Panetta Doctrine” aka “The Dumbest Sh** I Ever Heard!”

October 29, 2012 4 comments

From The BlackFive website

 

Former Delta Operator on “The Panetta Doctrine” or also known as “The Dumbest Shit I Ever Heard!”

Posted By Blackfive • [October 29, 2012]

Got an email from the retired former Delta operator in the Benghazi post.  And yes, he mis-spells the SecDef’s name on purpose.

This is about doctrine, specifically the Obama Administration’s doctrine, and how it doesn’t work in the real world:

Leon Penetta is Either a Dumbass or a Liar
The Secretary of Defense, in his most determined way, continues to try to protect the President from the fiasco in Benghazi.  So desperate to shield the President he announced what will be forever remembered as the Penetta Doctrine:
“(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place,” Panetta told Pentagon reporters. “And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.”
Of course, in the circles that I ran with, it will be forever labeled “The Dumbest Shit I Ever Heard Doctrine”.
To be fair to Leon, however, his audience for this ridiculous statement was not members of the military and especially not for those in the Special Operations arena who immediately recognized that the entire statement is not a doctrine at all.  It is horseshit, nothing more.

The “The Dumbest Shit I Ever Heard Doctrine” was targeted toward civilians……(Con’t)

 

CONTINUE READING: http://www.blackfive.net/main/2012/10/former-delta-operator-on-the-panetta-doctrine-or-also-known-as-the-dumbest-shit-i-ever-heard.html

 

 

Furious Military Families Are Outing the obama Regime

October 27, 2012 4 comments

[TWG:  It’s appalling to me that we have Veterans and current members of the Military supporting obama and his marxist regime.  They are TRAITORS, spitting in the faces and on the graves  of each and every one of our Veterans who’ve ever served this Nation in the fight against fascist dictators and evildoers.   General Colin Powell expressed support for that marxist back during the ’08 “election”, and reiterated his support for marxism last week.  Apparently, General Powell approves of the fact that  marxist obama, clinton and panetta is responsible for the deaths of 4 Americans in Benghazi, two of them being Navy SEAL’s. He approves of the fact that the obama regime were trafficking weapons to muslim  terrorists within al queda and the muslim brotherhood, and that the obama regime’s PROVEN allegiance is with islamic terrorists. Apparently, the Veterans and members of the Military currently supporting the marxists approve of how they’re handling islam and in their marxist/fascist ideologies.  THEY ARE TRAITORS TO THIS NATION AND TO EVERY VETERAN WHO HAS EVER SERVED. CALL THEM WHAT THEY ARE.  MARXIST TRAITORS.]

 

October 16, 2012

Military Families are Outing Obama

By Karin McQuillan

American military and State Department families that have lost their sons in the war against Islamic jihadis are outing President Obama for playing politics with the lives (and deaths) of their sons.  Speaking out in some of the most painful interviews ever shown on television, they directly blame the president for the loss of their sons’ lives.  Their accusations speak directly to Obama’s competence in defending our national security.

Iran is on the brink of possessing nuclear weapons.  Egypt’s elected President Mubarak, the keystone to stability in the Middle East for the last 30 years, was pressured by President Obama to step down in favor of the terror group the Muslim Brotherhood.  The Benghazi embassy was denied Marine protection, even on 9/11, with the subsequent tragedy and White House cover-up.  We haven’t lost an ambassador since Jimmy Carter’s incompetence.  Obama’s Middle East policy has been a disaster, with one exception — the killing of Osama bin Laden by Navy SEAL Team 6.

The president ran the special ops raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound with one eye on national security and the other on political opportunism.  Intelligence was compromised because there was political advantage to Obama to do so.  Within a day, the White House divulged details of the attack, including that it was carried out by SEAL Team Six.

Three months later, 22 men from SEAL Team 6 were dead, victims of Obama’s policies and politics.  This story has been buried, until this 9/11….(Con’t)

 

CONTINUE READING: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/10/m-military_families_are_outing_obama.html

 

 

Benghazi, Libya Massacre: Two Words

September 27, 2012 1 comment

Ambassador Stevens Murdered By Terrorists He Helped Bring To Power

September 17, 2012 Leave a comment

christopherstevens Ambassador Stevens Murdered By Terrorists He Helped Bring to Power

 

[TWG: As I’ve previously stated here, Ambassador Stevens was responsible for helping the muslim brotherhood and al queda take control in Libya, Egypt and other Middle Eastern Nations.  At the direction of clinton, jarrett, rice, power and obama.  He was raped, sodomized, tortured and murdered by the very islamic jihadists he helped bring to power.  With islamic jihad, EVERY non-muslim is an infidel and worthy of death.  Even marxists, communists and socialists.]

 

Ambassador Stevens Murdered By Terrorists He Helped Bring To Power

September 17, 2012 By
 

The enthusiastic celebration of Arab Spring by the American left has at last been repudiated by the gruesome realities of Islamic Jihad. But don’t expect to hear much about this sudden intrusion of brutal fact into the left’s pathetic dabblings in American foreign policy. Politically embarrassing events such as the failure to protect American diplomats being murdered and dragged through the streets before cheering throngs rarely make for lasting headlines, especially not when a Democrat president has ignored advance warning of the threat which he more than anyone else was responsible for bringing about.

“Once the US successfully overthrew [Muammar] Gaddafi and began focusing on stabilizing Libya, [Ambassador Christopher] Stevens ceased to be a useful idiot and became a useless nuisance.” This assessment by Frontpage Magazine’s Daniel Greenfield goes directly to the heart of the left’s fantastic belief that becoming best buddies with Islamic terrorists renders American dhimmis immune from a murderous payoff when their services are no longer required….(Con’t)

CONTINUE READING: http://www.westernjournalism.com/ambassador-stevens-murdered-by-terrorists-he-helped-bring-to-power/

Who “Built It” In The Middle East?: Four Women – Clinton, Rice, Power, Jarrett

September 17, 2012 2 comments

[TWG:  I highly recommend you take a few moments to read these articles.  It’s jaw dropping to see how this is unfolding today.   Most of us Conservatives who’ve been paying attention are watching this with horror as our Nation commits a slow, painful suicide.  The obama nation is the largest, most diabolical hoax ever perpetrated on global humanity.  Americans aren’t the only people who are going to suffer deeply as a result of the efforts by this horrid regime. These articles are dated. It’s amazing to see how the red flags were raised back in ’08 and how Valerie Jarrett, Samantha Power, Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton have reengineered the Middle East, enabling the muslim brotherhood and al queda to take control of governing those nations.  The muslin brotherhood and al queada re NOT allies of the United States of America.  They are allies of the obama regime.]

Hat tip TheConservativeHillbilly for the forward. Thanks, Hillbilly!

 

Three women who brought us the new long war in Libya

March 21, 2011 — bunkerville

A great read over at Right Wing News with the back story regarding the Ladies who brought us the new long war. Ever hear of Samantha Power? Susan Rice? Their background check is well worth sliding over for the full thing:

One thing is clear: The sudden emergence of Obama’s National Security Council Advisor, Samantha Power, and the “new theory” she is using as justification for action in Libya, has very serious implications for future military action against Israel. As John Podhoretz explains in the New York Post, the “reason” behind the Libyan military strike is not the traditional justification of “protecting the national interest.” It is a “new” standard called “R2P” or “right to protect.” This concept is being promulgated by the “one-world” order activists at the United Nations, like Samantha Power.

“R2P is an effort to create a new international moral standard to prevent violence against civilians.

In her career as a genocide expert, Power was an indefatigable proponent of R2P, and now on the National Security Council has been “trying to figure out how the administration could implement R2P and what doing so would require of the White House going forward.” Hillary is her ally in this effort, it appears.”

Who is Samantha Power, Irish Pro-Palestinian Activist (see also Ed Lasky, American Thinker)

 

The Real Reasons Behind Libya Attack: Petrobras, Soros, 3 Women, “New” U.N. Agenda

Three women in the Obama administration lobbied the President hard, over the span of a few hours, to approve the strike in Libya over the advice of his military and defense leaders. (Josh Rogin at the Cable has a full report on the meeting.)

New York Times:

“The change became possible, though, only after [Secretary of State] Mrs. Clinton joined Samantha Power, a senior aide at the National Security Council, and Susan Rice, Mr. Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations, who had been pressing the case for military action, according to senior administration officials speaking only on condition of anonymity. Ms. Power is a former journalist and human rights advocate; Ms. Rice was an Africa adviser to President Clinton when the United States failed to intervene to stop the Rwanda genocide, which Mr. Clinton has called his biggest regret.

Now, the three women were pushing for American intervention to stop a looming humanitarian catastrophe in Libya.

In joining Ms. Rice and Ms. Power, Mrs. Clinton made an unusual break with Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, who, along with the national security adviser, Thomas E. Donilon, and the counterterrorism chief, John O. Brennan, had urged caution. Libya was not vital to American national security interests, the men argued, and Mr. Brennan worried that the Libyan rebels remained largely unknown to American officials, and could have ties to Al Qaeda.”

Samantha Power, Irish activist, Nat’l Security Council advisor to Obama
Samantha Power is virulently anti-Semitic, (here and here) ( having once labeled the Israelis “bastards” in a “scholarly papers) and has years of writings in major publications to show that she is devotedly anti-Israel, pro-Iran, and opposed to any supporter of Israel (See Richard Baehr and Ed Lasky’s article for American Thinker in 2008 on Ms. Power’s background. Please read the entire disturbing documentation.)
A review of her philosophy about when military intervention is or is not needed should cause the allies and the Arab League, and certainly the American public, to question why she is advocating for an attack on Muammar Gaddafi. One must ask, what master is Ms. Power serving and why do we want our military personnel in harm’s way for ANYTHING THAT SHE ADVOCATES?
 

 “Power also advocates that America send armed military forces, “a mammoth protection force” and an “external intervention”, to impose a settlement between Israel and the Palestinians. This directly contradicts her criticism of the invasion and “occupation” of Iraq and her call for the removal of American forces from that nation. On the one hand, Power abhors American efforts to remake an Arab nation, but takes the contrary view when it comes to inserting American forces in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in order to impose a settlement. These troops, if sent, would be seen as occupiers and be sitting targets for Arab extremists. The colonial image of America and charges of imperial overstretch would echo throughout the Arab world.”

 

[]Susan Rice, U.N. Ambassador
This shameful United Nations ambassador,with her most recent anti-Israel tirade, gashed open an already-raw-wound in Obama administration U.S. Israeli relations.Rice, who now purports to be so concerned about the “human rights violations” committed by Muammar Gaddafi in putting down a revolution, is behind the horrific appointment of Iran to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.This despite such facts as Iran is a country whose prison guards rape female inmates before executing them because it is illegal under shariah law to kill a virgin.

And now she is a senior foreign policy adviser to Presidential candidate Barack Obama, as well as occupying the Anna Lindh Professorship of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy How appropriate: Anna Lindh, the late Swedish Foreign Minister, was a dedicated opponent of Israel.”

 

Continue Reading & Comments: http://bunkerville.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/three-women-who-brought-us-the-new-long-war-in-libya/#comment-15936

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