Tuesday, March 31, 2015

@AP 's FOIA Request Shows Extent of Hillary Clinton's Email Coverup

Hillary Clinton's ever-changing story about the content and 'full' disclosure of her email takes a another strange twist today. While claiming to have turned over tens of thousands of pages of State Dept. emails (that were already supposed to be in State Dept. custody) and that the remaining emails were just personal in nature, this story hits the wire from the Associated Press.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject. 
She asks for a phone call in one, a phone number in another. She seeks advice on how best to condemn information leaks, and accidentally replies to one work email with questions apparently about decorations. 
The messages also reveal Clinton used an iPad to email while secretary of state in addition to her BlackBerry, despite her explanation she set up a private email account and homebrew server while she was the nation's top diplomat so that she could carry a single device. 
The four emails were obtained by The Associated Press under a 2013 Freedom of Information Act request and offer one of the first looks into Clinton's correspondence at the State Department. It is the first time it has provided Clinton-related documents in response to several outstanding FOIA requests, the first of which AP filed in 2010
The response also came about three weeks after AP filed a federal lawsuit against the State Department, seeking to force the release of materials during Clinton's tenure. 
Clinton is widely expected to announce her candidacy for president next month, and will enter the race as the favorite to win the Democratic nomination. 
The 2013 request sought correspondence between Clinton and her advisers over a four-year period that contained keywords such as "drone," ''metadata" and "prism." The latter was among several code words for controversial U.S. surveillance programs revealed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. 
Although Clinton left office four months before the Snowden leaks were first published in June 2013, the AP's request sought messages about those programs before they were publicly disclosed. The request also asked for certain emails about government programs to eavesdrop on terror suspects believed to be foreigners 
The State Department hasn't honored FOIA requests for Hillary Clinton's emails from 2010 until now. Why, because the State Department never had copies or control of her email because Hillary intentionally failed to follow the State Department policies and procedures. Policies and procedures set in place to preserve history and for accountability. But Hillary Clinton deleted her emails that were under subpoena.  Not only were the Benghazi emails sanitized, but her entire tenure at the State Dept

Was it odd that Hillary ran her own server ? What emails did the State Department turn over to Associated Press in reposne to their FOIA ? .....
The highly unusual practice of a Cabinet-level official physically running her own email server gave Clinton complete control over access to her message archives. She deleted emails — some 30,000 in total — she described as personal in nature, and has declined the request of Republicans that she turn over her server for an independent review. 
Among the four emails obtained by AP is one in which Clinton accidentally mingled personal and work matters. In reply to a message sent in September 2011 by adviser Huma Abedin to Clinton's personal email account, which contained an AP story about a drone strike in Pakistan, Clinton mistakenly replied with questions that appear to be about decorations.

"I like the idea of these," she wrote to Abedin. "How high are they? What would the bench be made of? And I'd prefer two shelves or attractive boxes/baskets/ conmtainers (sic) on one. What do you think?"

Abedin replied, "Did u mean to send to me?" To which Clinton wrote, "No-sorry! Also, pls let me know if you got a reply from my ipad. I'm not sure replies go thru."

Strange, the AP got 4 total emails, that were personal and not professional in nature.  Hillary Clinton first said they searched her emails using key words before deleting her 'personal ones' . After an uproar, she then claimed that all her emails were read through and only personal emails were deleted and the emails regarding the people's business were turned over.   In reality, the only thing turning over are the founding fathers in their graves.

More blogs on Hillary Clinton's email scandal.
Hillary Clinton Email Scandal - Obfuscation & Obstruction

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Former Intel Official: Obama’s Middle East Policy is ‘Willful Ignorance’

Former intelligence official: Obama’s Middle East policy is ‘willful ignorance’

The former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency on Sunday described President Obama's Middle East policy as one of "willful ignorance," saying the administration needs a clearer strategy for dealing with conflicts emerging across the region.
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said during an interview on "Fox News Sunday" that recent developments in the Middle East are moving in a bad direction for the United States, with Iran "clearly on the march" to influence events in a "regional sectarian war."  
Critics of the administration have pointed out that the United States appears to be siding with Iranian-backed rebels against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria but opposing such fighters in Yemen. 
“At the end of the day, we have just this incredible policy confusion — never mind what our strategy is to execute that policy," Flynn said. "We have to stop what we’re doing and take a hard look at everything going on the Middle East because it’s not going in the right direction."

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Google Controls What We Buy, The News We Read & Obama’s Policies

New Media and an illusion of an open internet, starting with an excerpt from the NYPost

Google controls what we buy, the news we read — and Obama’s policies

A former Google officer is the president’s chief technology adviser. Google employees contributed more to President Obama’s re-election than did employees of any other company except Microsoft. Google lobbyists met with Obama White House officials 230 times. By comparison, lobbyists from rival Comcast have been admitted to the inner sanctum a mere 20 or so times in the same period 
Oh, and on Election Night 2012, guess where Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt was? Working for the president. In the president’s campaign office. On a voter-turnout system designed to help the president get re-elected.  
Obama lieutenant David Plouffe boasts: “On Election Night [Schmidt] was in our boiler room in Chicago,” he told Bloomberg News, in a story that revealed that for the campaign Schmidt “helped recruit talent, choose technology and coach the campaign manager, Jim Messina, on the finer points of leading a large organization.” 
Schmidt was especially fond of a madcap corner of the Obama campaign office known as “the Cave,” where, at 4:30 every day, staffers would dance madly under a disco ball to the tune of a mashup of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” and an automated campaign phone call made to prospective voters. 

The Revolution Will Not Be YouTubed - The CorbettReport
Favors beget favors. And hey, presto, the FTC, in 2012, ignored the recommendations of its own staffers, which accused Google of abusive trade practices for burying competitors in their search results and recommended a lawsuit. 
Instead, the FTC dropped its inquiry. Google enjoys 67 percent market share, 83 percent in mobile. No biggie, declared the FTC. 
Google lobbyists have been pushing for implementation of “net neutrality” regulations, particularly a “Title II” provision that would benefit Google. President Obama helpfully came out in support of the plan, including Title II, which was slightly embarrassing because Obama’s FCC chair, Tom Wheeler, had favored a different approach. Wheeler promptly reversed course and backed the Obama-Google plan. 
Right before the FCC report was due, but before it was made public, the FCC pulled another odd reversal, removing 15 pages of policy Google apparently found out about but didn’t like.
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai said that the changes came about after “a last-minute submission from a major California based company.” I wonder which company he’s talking about. In-N-Out Burger? 
It’s not like Google is ungrateful for all of this special attention. When the newly launched ObamaCare website was plagued by evil spirits, guess which company sent them? Google’s proton packs helped kill off the ObamaCare site’s goblins, but the country got slimed.
Still, all of this is easily forgiven compared to what’s coming next: politically filtered information.
Google says that in the future, its determinations about what is true and what is untrue will play a role in how search-engine rankings are configured. 
Google has the power to bump an article it doesn’t like off the table and under the rug. Even moving information off the first page of search results would effectively neutralize it: According to a 2013 study, 91.5 percent of Google search users click through on a first-page result.
To put it mildly, your idea of whether Fox News or MSNBC is a more reliable purveyor of “truth” might differ substantially from your neighbor’s. 
Google’s idea of ranking results based on truth is an excellent one that it should implement just as soon as it comes up with an absolutely, unbiased and objective system of determining truth.
I’m not sure the company whose employees ranked second in all of corporate America in campaign donations to Obama can be termed neutral. I’m not sure the nation’s most impartial arbiter is a guy who partied to the sounds of an Obama campaign robocall.

Friday, March 27, 2015

How to Spot the Sure Signs of Astroturf & Propaganda

In this eye-opening February 2015 talk , veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson shows how astroturf, or fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages.

A clip from this talk highlights the signs of astroturf and propaganda:
As a regular reader of news sites and the comment sections, these tactics are more than obvious.

In a related story   'The PR Playbook, Version 2.0'

As an investigative reporter, I had learned there were several go-to strategies practiced by press agents for government agencies, corporations, non-profits and other entities when they perceive negative stories coming their way.

Top Ten Tactics to Influence Negative Views, a.k.a The PR Playbook
1. Exploit Social Media
When news reporters publish factually correct but potentially damaging stories, use pseudonyms to set up accounts on social media such as Facebook and Twitter to promulgate your propaganda. If you're really experienced, you'll already have such dummy accounts ready with "friends" and "followers" so that it all looks convincing when the time comes. Pretend to be ordinary moms and citizens creating a "buzz" or "outrage" about the story you want to discredit. Average Americans and reporters may be swayed by these false "grassroots" efforts, if they don't think to peek behind the curtain. 
2. Attack the Messenger
When you've found it impossible to discredit the story because it's accurate and fair, do "opposition research" on the reporter. Dig for professional and personal dirt. If you can't find any, no worries: Just twist what you do find and spew it out on social media or letters to the journalists' bosses in hopes it'll have a chilling effect. 
3. Employ Third Parties
Don't deny the facts yourself: People may disregard that. Instead, use trusted - paid - third parties to write letters to editors for newspapers, do TV interviews and offer up opinions without disclosing their conflicts of interest . If the price is right, you can get universities, hospitals, charities and other groups lend an air of legitimacy to your viewpoint. They, in essence, launder your funds: You hire or donate to them and they publish your spin under the legitimacy of the organization which doesn't disclose its connection to you. Reporters and the public mistakenly think they are independent, and press agent hopes the reporters don't think to ask about the third party's true connections. This tactic used to be widely employed for medical-related controversies, with physicians paid by pharmaceutical companies to write letters to newspaper defending a dangerous medicine, but it can be used for most any issue. 
4. Appeal to the Fringe
Remember, with the web, anybody can publish. Exploit that! When legitimate media won't tell your false story the way you want, turn to the widening array of fringe media and bloggers. Get them to write your story, then write about it yourself online, then tweet it all out and before you know it, people lose sight of the original source and think it's real. Maybe someone in the mainstream media will even pick up or pass around your propaganda! Hope for a lazy reporter who won't check the original sourcing or call around to corroborate the facts or get the other side of the story. 
5. Enter Wikiland
Because it has no oversight or appeal body, Wikipedia is a rich resource for your propaganda and spin. The beauty is, you can write false or skewed information and prevent others from changing it! If you don't have an established Wikipedia account, just hire an esteemed veteran Wikipedia editor to do the work for you. Earlier this year, two trusted Wikipedia associates got caught editing the online "encyclopedia" on behalf of PR clients. Much of the public remains unaware as to how Wikipedia really works, and may accept your propaganda as factual. 
6. Label the "Mouthpiece"
When a reporter has found a solid source that you can't seem to discredit or stop, one who's providing truthful but harmful information about your agency or business, accuse the reporter of being a "mouthpiece" for the source. Hope that makes the reporter or his bosses question using the source for further stories. If they're too smart for that, make the same accusation publicly to try to discredit the reporting with ordinary people who don't know better. 
7. FOI-fuscate
Turn Freedom of Information (FOI) law on its head and use it to help you hide information rather than disclose it. When a reporter asks for material under FOI, tell him he's got to go to the end of a long, long line. Then, wait months or years to answer the request. True, that may violate FOI law, but challenging it takes time and money. By then, the story won't be news anymore. 
8. Open the Floodgates
When you don't want to do an interview, but want to spin the reporter, flood him with reams of useless information, press releases, emails and articles. Talk with him incessantly on the phone without giving any useful material or answering his questions. Refer him to other people who will also provide only useless information. Fill up his time. Delay and distract from the issue at hand. Promise real information but never give it. Tell him you want to give him "background" and "context," but that he can't quote you and it's all off-the-record. You can slip in unverified or untrue information and allegations. Hopefully, you'll be able to sway the reporter without providing any evidence on the record that he can disprove. 
9. Ignore
The flipside of "Opening the Floodgates": When things look so bad that there's nothing you can do to coat it with sugar, and you don't want to talk to the reporter, just ignore his calls and requests. Taking lumps for not providing any information is better than telling the truth or even trying to spin it. Elected officials, public servants and government agencies increasingly employ this tactic. 
10. Use Charities and Non-Profits to Disguise
The charity world is one of great potential for your PR propaganda because there's relatively little disclosure and oversight. Also, people want to believe the best in a charity or non-profit and won't think to question it. First, start up a non-profit or charity. It's easy. Front it with ordinary-looking people. Then, push your agenda through them. Get them to call news organizations, publish your material, spin the media - all without disclosing their financial ties to you. Hope that reporters don't ask about or research the charity's origins.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Operation to Retake Tikrit from ISIS Stalled by Heavy Casualties, Discord

ISTANBUL — The much ballyhooed Iraqi government operation to capture the central city of Tikrit from the Islamic State has stalled three weeks after it began, amid widespread reports that Shiite Muslim militias and the government are badly divided over tactics and roiled by claims that the militias have engaged in war crimes against the local Sunni Muslim population.

A two-day pause supposedly intended to give the Iraqi government time to bring up reinforcements has stretched into a week, as reports circulate that Iraqi government troops and the militias took heavier than anticipated casualties in their first efforts to dislodge Islamic State fighters. At least 1,000 militiamen died in the early days of fighting, according to some reports, roughly 5 percent of the 20,000 men the militias have committed to the operation.
Iraqi security forces and allied Shiite militiamen clash with Islamic State fighters at the frontline in the Qadisiyah neighborhood in Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, March 15, 2015

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2015/03/20/260513/operation-to-retake-tikrit-from.html#storylink=cpy

Even during the pause, pro-government casualties remain high. A witness in the main government hospital at the nearby city of Samarra said that at least 100 dead or wounded fighters had been brought in over the last four days and that “bodies are everywhere” at the facility. The witness asked to remain anonymous for security reasons.

Difficulties with the Tikrit operation underscore how unlikely it is that the Iraqi military will be in any position soon to launch an assault to recapture Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, which fell to the Islamic State last June. A U.S. military officer in February created a stir when he told reporters at the Pentagon that such an assault might come as soon as April. Pentagon officials later acknowledged that Iraqi troops might not be in such a position before the fall.
Read more 
The 'Iraqi Forces' battling ISIS

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2015/03/20/260513/operation-to-retake-tikrit-from.html#storylink=cpy

Saturday, March 21, 2015

U.S. Pulling Out Last Troops From Yemen

U.S. Pulling Last of Its Special Operations Forces Out of Yemen
from CNN:
Sanaa, Yemen (CNN)The U.S. military is in the process of evacuating about 100 Special Operations forces members from the Al Anad airbase in Yemen due to that country's deteriorating security situation, sources in the region familiar with the situation told CNN.
Those being evacuated are the last American troops stationed in the Arab nation, which is home to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terrorist group also known as AQAP. The United States closed its embassy in Sanaa last month, after Houthi rebels took over the Yemeni capital. 
For years, the U.S. military has worked closely with Yemen's government to go after AQAP, together carrying out numerous attacks like the 2011 drone strike that killed prominent al Qaeda figure Anwar al-Awlaki. And U.S. President Barack Obama has hailed this cooperation as a pillar in his anti-terrorism campaign. 
"Yemen has never been a perfect democracy or a island of stability," Obama said in January, promoting the policy of "partnering and intelligence-sharing with that local government" as the best approach in a bad situation.
Read more: U.S. Pulling Last of Its Special Operations f\forces Out of Yemen

Barack Obama RETREATS from Yemen, successfully.....

Obama and his foreign policy failures created ISIS -

Barack Obama and ISIS ....

Barack Obama's foreign policy is one of appeasement, naivete and retreat. Otherwise known as FAILURE.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Obama Fails to Sabotage Israeli Elections-Threatens Action At the U.N.

White House suggests US policy toward Israel could change
excerpted from The Hill

A couple of  paragraphs from the article....
'The White House on Thursday sharply criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s tactics during his reelection campaign, warning that they could alter U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinian bid for statehood. ' 
'Press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at his daily press briefing that the administration would “reevaluate the strategy” it uses in making decisions at the U.N. and other international forums based on Netanyahu’s decision to go back on his support for Palestinian statehood.
“Words matter and that is certainly true in this instance," the spokesman said. 
No decisions have been made, but Earnest said it could be “difficult” for the U.S. to keep opposing Palestinian statehood resolutions at the United Nations.'
I won't dwell on the 'tactics' talking point that the Obama administration's  propaganda minister is pushing
The left has sabotaged the current Prime Minisiter Netanyahu and Israel in EVERY way imaginable. I cover many of the ways and the sheer hypocrisy of this administration in my earlier blog today.
Projection - White House Rips Israel's Netanyahu for 'cynical,' 'divisive' rhetoric

The links below give some history/background on 'Palestine' and the Arabs desire to eradicate the Jewish people.  The Arabs supported the National Socialists in WW2 and served in Hitler's SS to help exterminate the Jews. The following video is an excellent resource

Hitler's deal with the Leader of the Palestinians- The Grand Mufti
In 1941, Haj Amin al-Husseini fled to Germany and met with Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Joachim Von Ribbentrop and other Nazi leaders. He wanted to persuade them to extend the Nazis’ anti-Jewish program to the Arab world.
The Mufti sent Hitler 15 drafts of declarations he wanted Germany and Italy to make concerning the Middle East.

In November 1941, the Mufti met with Hitler, who told him the Jews were his foremost enemy
In 1945, Yugoslavia sought to indict the Mufti as a war criminal for his role in recruiting 20,000 Muslim volunteers for the SS, who participated in the killing of Jews in Croatia and Hungary

With the historical and deadlly connection of National Socialism and the Arabs in mind, now consider this:

Barack Obama's  parents and even his mentor Frank Marshall Davis were communists. This other branch of socialism also has a historic hatred of the Jewish people. In fact, Barack Obama attended a 2003 farewell dinner for Rashid Khalidi — former mouthpiece for master terrorist Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian Liberation Organization leader.

from the article:
At the time Khalidi, a PLO adviser turned University of Chicago professor, was headed east to Columbia. There he would take over the University’s Middle East-studies program (which he has since maintained as a bubbling cauldron of anti-Semitism) and assume the professorship endowed in honor of Edward Sayyid, another notorious terror apologist.  
The party featured encomiums by many of Khalidi’s allies, colleagues, and friends, including Barack Obama, then an Illinois state senator, and Bill Ayers, the terrorist turned education professor. It was sponsored by the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), which had been founded by Khalidi and his wife, Mona, formerly a top English translator for Arafat’s press agency.
Obama's ideology, actions and agenda is anti-Israel and anti-Semitic by any measure and his current tantrum displays this for anyone to see. Using the U.N. to destroy Israel and letting Iran have a nuclear weapon will go down as the next Holocaust, aided by Barack 'al-Husseini' Obama....

Read More about "Palestine'
"Palestine" is a Fake

Projection - White House Rips Israel's Netanyahu for 'cynical,' 'divisive' rhetoric

White House rips Israel's Netanyahu for 'cynical,' 'divisive' rhetoric

What a great headline today from The Hill. The divider in chief Barack Obama's spokesman actually said these words.
The White House on Thursday criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for warning in the run-up to his election that Arab-Israelis were voting in large numbers. 
White House press secretary Josh Earnest called the rhetoric a “cynical” and “divisive” campaign maneuver that marginalized Arab-Israeli citizens and undermined democratic values.
Democrats & this Administration have spent years and millions of dollars marginalizing a large segment of America. Classic Alinsky.
Should we overlook that fact that the Democrats HATE Israel and their leader Netanyahu?  Should we overlook the FACT that Obama and his administration funded the Prime Minister of Israel's opposition with taxpayer money ?  Should we overlook the fact that they called Netanyahu 'Chickenshit' ?

Group Working to Influence Israeli Elections Still Receiving State Department Funding Abraham Fund Initiatives received $98,000 grant from State
Anti-Netanyahu Nonprofit Forms New Entity After Congress Says It Violated Tax Law Obama-linked OneVoice under scrutiny for tax law violations, State Department Backing

Should we overlook the FACT that the Democrats want to dismantle the State of Israel ?
The BDS Movement Is About Dismantling Israel, Not The '67 Occupation
The Democrats Boycot, Divest and Sanction Israel, target its leader by funding the opposition and deploy former Obama campaign operatives to aid  the effort.  Now with that background, look at the keywords in quotes today from the White House today of  'divisive' and cynical' and the charges of marginalizing a segment of the population. That is projection in classic form.  This administration has worked feverishly attacking the TeaPary, with the aid of the compliant and complicit media.  Check out the speech that Democrat Senator Charles Schumer gives at the Center for American Progress about the Tea Party, marginalizing a large segment of the population with cynical and divisive rhetoric.  Words that were parroted by all the party faithful and their supporters in the Main Street Media.

Barack Obama and the anti-Semites on the left are frauds by every measure.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Obama's White House Sets Record for Withholding Government Files-Deletes Its FOIA Regulations

Timing and Touchstones .......

First  Obama, Holder Hailed for Openness at Transparency Celebration
'The Department of Justice hosted a 40-minute Sunshine Week transparency celebration Monday, in which the nation's leaders were credited with expanding access to government records.'  
'But in the Great Hall of the Department of Justice’s Washington headquarters, Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder won repeated praise as agents of transparency'
This is the same Holder that LIED about SPYING on the press, and it only gets better......

Cracking down on whistle-blowers and not granting FOIA requests is hypocrisy,
Obama Admin Denied More FOIA Requests in 2013 Than It Approved 

 and to top it off  ....

From USA Today 5:23 p.m. EDT March 16, 2015

WASHINGTON — The White House is removing a federal regulation that subjects its Office of Administration to the Freedom of Information Act, making official a policy under Presidents Bush and Obama to reject requests for records to that office. 
The White House said the cleanup of FOIA regulations is consistent with court rulings that hold that the office is not subject to the transparency law. The office handles, among other things, White House record-keeping duties like the archiving of e-mails. 
But the timing of the move raised eyebrows among transparency advocates, coming on National Freedom of Information Day and during a national debate over the preservation of Obama administration records. It's also Sunshine Week, an effort by news organizations and watchdog groups to highlight issues of government transparency. 

"The irony of this being Sunshine Week is not lost on me," said Anne Weismann of the liberal Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW. 
"It is completely out of step with the president's supposed commitment to transparency," she said. "That is a critical office, especially if you want to know, for example, how the White House is dealing with e-mail."
Read more at USA Today

Update on 03/18/2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.  
The government took longer to turn over files when it provided any, said more regularly that it couldn't find documents and refused a record number of times to turn over files quickly that might be especially newsworthy. 
It also acknowledged in nearly 1 in 3 cases that its initial decisions to withhold or censor records were improper under the law — but only when it was challenged.
Its backlog of unanswered requests at year's end grew remarkably by 55 percent to more than 200,000. It also cut by 375, or about 9 percent, the number of full-time employees across government paid to look for records. That was the fewest number of employees working on the issue in five years.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton Email Scandal - Obfuscation & Obstruction

Byron York from the Washington Examiner has a brief timeline of the State Department stonewall and  Hillary Clinton's email obstruction. 
When did the House Select Committee on Benghazi first learn that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton kept a secret email system? When did the State Department finally turn over even some of those emails to investigators? When did State first admit it didn't even possess all the former secretary's documents? That information, and more, is contained in a timeline created by the Benghazi committee as investigators seek to piece together just what the Obama administration did in response to House requests for information about the September 11, 2012 terror attack that left four Americans dead. The timeline isn't an official committee report or publication; it's just an informal summary compiled to help members keep dates straight as they assess the State Department's lack of cooperation. 

The timeline doesn't include every significant date in the Benghazi investigation, but it does give readers an idea of what Republican investigators have been up against as they've tried to uncover the story of Benghazi. What follows is a fleshed-out version of the timetable — in my words, not the committee's — based on information from committee sources. 
September 11, 2012 — The story starts, of course, the day terrorists attacked U.S. facilities in Benghazi, killing Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others. Administration statements in the immediate aftermath — specifically, claims that the attack was a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Muslim video on the Internet — raise suspicion among Republicans, who come to believe they have not been told the whole story. 
September 20, 2012 — Nine days after the attack, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Calif., chairman of the House Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense, and Foreign Operations, which is part of the larger Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sends a document request to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The request is for all information the Department has about the attack, and it specifically includes "any written, recorded, or graphic matter of any nature whatsoever, regardless of how recorded, and whether original or copy, including, but not limited to, the following: memoranda, reports, expense reports, books, manuals, instructions, financial reporters, working papers, records, notes, letters, notices, confirmations, telegrams, receipts, appraisals, pamphlets, magazines, newspapers, prospectuses, inter-office and intra-office communications, electronic mail (e-mail), contracts, cables, notations of any type of conversation, telephone call, meeting or other communication…" The list went on and on. There was no way any State Department official could fail to realize that the request covered Clinton's email. Yet none are handed over.

There is no question that Hillary Clinton's email server was premeditated obstruction and against State Department rules from the very beginning.  Discovery and the 'legal  process' should reveal more details of the contemptuous and possibly criminal conduct of Hillary Clinton, aided by the State Department.

20 Year Old Black Male Arrested in Shooting of 2 White Cops in Ferguson

From The Hill
Picture from Gateway Pundit
Missouri law enforcement officials on Sunday announced they had apprehended a suspect in the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson last week. 
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch identified the suspect as Jeffery Williams, 20. McCulloch said Williams was arrested Saturday night. 
McCulloch said police were charging Williams with two counts of first-degree assault, one count of firing a weapon from a vehicle and thee counts of armed criminal action. His bond was set at $300,000. McCulloch added that a 40mm  (sic .40 cal) handgun tied to the attack was recovered.
 Besides the headlines downplaying race in the other media outlets, what else is wrong with these pictures ?

Let's take a look at this tweet and compare it to the charges filed. First, a 20 year old isn't old enough to own a handgun  (No gun charge).    Second, he is on probation but he didn't violate it? .  Third, no hate crime for targeting the WHITE Police Officers? Fourth, no conspiracy charges?

Now we go to facebook to find that the shooter is Facebook friends of the thoroughly discredited LIAR Dorian Johnson who pushed the Hands up, Don't Shoot  LIE.  The Black Lives Matter leaders and protesters weren't concerned about the truth or justice, their only concern was the race hustle and continuing the FALSE Narratives.  When Dorian Johnson was found to be telling LIES to the grand juty, what did the authorities do?  They gave him a government job. 

The Michael Brown shooting LIE was backed by the Obama administration's DOJ led by Eric Holder and Obama's 'race ambassador' Al Sharpton was dispatched to foment the violence and further divide the community.  George Soros helped fund the protests to the tune of $ 33 million dollars.

Jeffery Williams even bragged about looting in Ferguson on his Facebook page. 

The professional protesters consisted of the usual suspects from the previous leftist street theater, which was Occupy Wall Street.  Social justice was the new banner to mobilize the collective.   What did we get ? Riot, arson, assault and murder. The police were the targets, too.

I have blogged previously about the collective and their backers, and the communist party in many forms were well represented in the Ferguson and Garner protests. which were all based on LIES. Lies pushed by members of Congress, Barack Obama at the U.N. and Holder's DOJ. .

Progressive Protesters - A Coalition of Communists, Anarchists & Race Hustlers

New Evidence in Michael Brown Incident Clears Police

Michael Brown Family Autopsy “Expert” Is a Fraud

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Battle Brews Over NASA Funding & Missions

From The Hill:
A battle of interplanetary proportions is brewing on Capitol Hill. 
It’s not “Star Wars,” but partisan lines are quickly being drawn in a budget battle over the future of NASA, which could have a long-term impact on the space agency’s ability to explore the deepest corners of space as well as the ground beneath our feet. 
On one side are Republicans who accuse the Obama administration of taking its eye off the ball by funneling too much money into research about the planet Earth, rather than focusing on distant worlds and stars. 
On the other, Democrats argue that the administration’s plan is critical to harness the best of NASA’s talents, protect our planet and consistent with the agency’s wide-ranging mission.
Now that Republicans control both chambers of Congress for the first time in years, the fight is spilling into the open.  
“In the past six years, too much of NASA’s focus has been driven by the political agenda of politicians in Washington rather than the core mission of focusing on space exploration,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who leads the Senate subcommittee on Space, after a hearing on the agency’s budget this week. 
Who can forget this classic from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.
“That’s what NASA was created to do and it’s where its energy should be focused.” 
Cruz pledged to flex Capitol Hill’s muscle by passing a NASA authorization bill that “continue[s] this discussion of getting back to the core priorities of NASA.” 
But Democrats are likely to push back.
Read more at  The Hill:

The Republicans have obvious concerns about the Obama administration using NASA to push their agenda.  Besides the global warming narrative that we are funding at the national and international level, who can forget the FOREMOST Obama directive for NASA to do Muslim Outreach..... Video

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

Democrats push the false narrative that they are the 'party of science', when in reality they are the party of abuse of science. After all, they are the progressive party of eugenics and so much more.

After billions more, NASA still can't beat the Farmer's Almanac ..
The Official Forecast of the U.S. Government Never Saw This Winter Coming

Obama Administration Exaggerates Islamic State Casualties

From Bloomberg....
U.S. Exaggerates Islamic State Casualties
The war against the Islamic State has killed thousands of fighters and even some mid-level battlefield commanders, but the organization's senior leadership and nerve center remain largely untouched, according to U.S. military and intelligence officials. 
These officials and other experts tracking the terror group tell us that the Islamic State's Shura and Sharia councils, the advisory bodies that help inform the major decisions of the group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, remain intact, notwithstanding one close call in November for Baghdadi. Although airstrikes and military campaigns have killed several regional administrators and designated “governors,” the Islamic State has quickly replaced them and maintains its command-and-control capabilities.

Al-Qaeda's HeirsThis assessment of progress against the Islamic State differs sharply from public statements by top Obama administration officials as recently as last month, including Secretary of State John Kerry and retired General John Allen, the president's special coordinator for the coalition against the Islamic State. In February, Allen said that half the group's leaders in Iraq had been killed.

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference also in February, Kerry expanded that claim to account for the group’s leadership in Syria as well.
“We’ve disrupted their command structure, undermined its propaganda, taken out half of their senior leadership, squeezed its financing, damaged its supply networks, dispersed its personnel, and forced them to think twice before they move in an open convoy," Kerry said.

Kerry and Allen haven’t since repeated that claim about the group’s senior leadership. U.S. military officials tell us no consensus intelligence estimate supports the claim that half the Islamic State's leadership has been eliminated.
When asked about Kerry's 50 percent claim, Army Captain John J. Moore, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, told us: "We currently don't have a percentage attached to that statistic."
The battle against ISIS in Iraq - Video
Iran plays a key role fighting ISIS while Barack Obama 'leads from behind' ....

The real question is why won't this administration use your resources to defeat ISIS...

Kerry on Defeating ISIS: ‘We Have the Capacity,’ But ‘We’re Not Going To Do It’

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Jury in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Sees Photos of Writing in Boat

Jury in Boston bombing trial sees photos of writing in boat

By Denise Lavoie, Associated PressTuesday, March 10, 2015 | 3:53 p.m.

BOSTON — Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Tuesday saw photographs of a blood-stained, hand-scrawled note speckled with bullet holes inside the boat he was captured in days after the deadly 2013 attack.

Prosecutors consider the note a confession and say it refers to the motive for the attack carried out by Tsarnaev and his late brother, Tamerlan.

In the note, written in pencil on the walls of the boat, Tsarnaev appears to decry U.S. actions in Muslim countries and says he is jealous of his brother because he is dead and now in paradise.
This undated forensics photograph made by the FBI, provided by the U.S. Attorney’s office and presented as evidence during the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Boston, shows handwriting on the bullet-riddled, blood-stained wall of a boat. The prosecution presented the photo as evidence of the handwritten note found inside the boat where Tsarnaev was captured April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Mass., four days after the bombings.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died following a violent confrontation with police during a getaway attempt four days after the bombings. Dzhokzar, then 19, was found hiding in a boat parked in a yard in Watertown. 
"I do not mourn because his soul is very much alive. God has a plan for each person. Mine was to hide in this boat and shed some light on our actions," he wrote. 
The note also said: "The U.S. Government is killing our innocent civilians but most of you already know that. As a M (bullet hole) I can't stand to see such evil go unpunished, we Muslims are one body, you hurt one you hurt us all. ..." 
"Now I don't like killing innocent people it is forbidden in Islam but due to said (bullet hole) it is allowed." 
Judge George O'Toole Jr. is still trying to decide whether to allow prosecutors to cut out and bring to court the panels of the boat to show jurors or whether to bring the intact boat to the courthouse to be viewed outside by the jury, as requested by the defense. 
The judge ended court early Tuesday so he could see the boat, accompanied by representatives of the prosecution and defense. 
Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured April 15, 2013, when two bombs exploded near the marathon finish line. 
During opening statements at his trial, Tsarnaev's lawyer admitted he participated in the bombings but said Tamerlan Tsarnaev was the mastermind. 
Todd Brown, a Boston police bomb technician, testified that he saw the writing when he was sent to check the boat to make sure no explosives or booby traps were on board. 
During cross-examination, Tsarnaev's lawyers established that all the bullet holes were from shots coming into the boat when police fired. The officer said no bombs, guns or weapons were found inside the boat.