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Obama’s Disdain for Our Safety

November 1, 2012

For the past four years, President Obama has repeatedly shown his disregard or disdain for our safety.  I’ve included some of them here:

President Obama often brags about his one foreign-policy success–the killing of Osama bin Laden–but he and the mainstream media ignore his many foreign-policy failures:

  • If re-elected, President Obama has promised to share critical defense and communications technology with nonallies such as China and Russia–believing if we’re as weak as everyone else, then no one will ever want to attack us.  (John F. Kennedy had this belief, too, in the early 1960s in a world without terrorists willing to blow themselves up in order to kill people who didn’t share their beliefs.)
  • President Obama plans to use more and more of our defense budget to cover “national security risks” such as obesity; food stamps; low-income housing; drug rehab; legal defense, therapy, and education for criminals.
  • President Obama was dishonest about the reemergence of terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Mali, etc., repeatedly telling us instead that al Qaeda was “on the run,” “decimated,” “on its heels” (e.g., see CNN Erin Burnett’s report http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djhaem3kDIk ; see Obama’s campaign speeches, DNC speech on 9/6/2012, his David Letterman interview on 9/18/2012, 60 Minutes interview filmed on 9/12/2012 and aired on 9/23/2012).
  • President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have repeatedly lied about their failures to protect and to save four American heroes in Benghazi, Libya (see report about memo warning State about al Qaeda training camps in Benghazi and their risk to consulate’s security:  http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/index.html#/v/1937676584001/benghazi-tragedy-foreshadowed/?playlist_id=86925 During the >7-hour attack against Americans in Benghazi, President Obama failed as commander-in-chief:  He didn’t send any help; he let them die.  Then he lied about his failures.
  • He’s failed to protect our diplomats, embassies, and outposts, partly because he appeased Middle Eastern governments by agreeing to use their armed guards and our unarmed security-guard contractors, according to testimony by the Libya Regional Security Officer Eric Nordstrom, October 10, 2012, before the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform.  (I speculate, the only firefight at the Benghazi consulate happened after Tyrone Woods and the other CIA agents from the Benghazi annex arrived at the consulate.  I speculate, the ambassador died quickly–rather than the reportedly slow death due to prolonged exposure to thick, black smoke–because the ambassador’s head wound had little blood, even though head wounds tend to bleed profusely; and his body was  bluish in color, indicating lack of oxygen but most certainly not someone who’d been exposed to thick, black smoke.)
  • President Obama brags about ending the Iraq War, but he failed to get a status-of-forces agreement, so Iraq’s government is now unstable, and Iraq has become a safe-haven for terrorists.
  • During the Obama presidency, al Qaeda-linked terrorists “successfully” placed a bomb on an American plane (Northwest Airlines flight 253 in December 2009) and murdered at least 17 Americans on U.S. soil (i.e., the Fort Hood massacre, November 5, 2009, which wounded 32 and killed 13; the murders of our U.S. ambassador and three other Americans at our consulate and its annex in Benghazi, Libya, September 11 and 12, 2012).
  • President Obama released 1,000 prisoners to the Iraqi government–even murderers of Americans.  The Iraqi government released all of those prisoners.
  • President Obama has accidentally droned so many civilians that he’s increased anti-American sentiment throughout the Middle East.
  • He legitimized the Taliban and the Muslim Brotherhood, thereby emboldening radical Muslims and weakening secular governments in the Middle East.
  • A holy war was declared against America and Israel in mid-October 2012 by al Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahri in response to the bash-Muhammad video (see http://www.theblaze.com/stories/al-qaeda-leader-calls-for-holy-war-against-the-u-s-over-anti-islam-film/ )–thanks to President Obama and his surrogates who became the video’s MadMen ad-men. Their two weeks of free advertising for the video ensured that millions rather than just thousands of people saw or hear about it.  Otherwise, the vast majority of  the Muslim world wouldn’t even know which video al Zawahri was talking about.
  • He failed to protect our diplomats, embassies, and outposts, partly because he appeased Middle Eastern governments by agreeing to use their armed guards and our unarmed security-guard contractors.
  • President Obama considered negotiating directly with Iran which hopes to impact our presidential election because its leaders believe President Obama will let Iran become nuclearized-–just as he let Iran avoid the Arab spring and get our drone technology.  Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad recently described in a UN speech how perfect the world would have been if the West and Israel had never existed and how that perfect utopia can still be possible if the world will unite against us.
  • President Obama let Iran, Pakistan, Lebanon et al. get our drone technology by not retrieving or destroying our lost drones.
  • By leading from behind, he inadvertently armed radical Islamists while helping rebels overthrow the secular governments, ultimately destabilizing the entire Middle East and northern Africa.  For example, he failed to ensure that NATO troops secured Muammar Gaddafi’s caches of weapons, which were then stolen by militias and al Qaeda-linked terrorists–reminiscent of President George W. Bush’s mistake in Iraq. This spring, Gaddafi’s weapons were used by al Qaeda-linked terrorists to invade northern Mali (see CNN OutFront Erin Burnett’s report http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djhaem3kDIk ). There are questions as to whether our government was involved in the military coup in Mali in March 2012–if not the invasion starting in January 2012–because an American-Malian who’d retired from Africa Microsoft in late December 2011 was appointed as prime minister in April 2012–similar to an American-Libyan being appointed as prime minister of Libya after the death of Gaddafi and another American-Libyan being appointed as prime minister in 2012, although he was reaffirmed the day after the Benghazi terrorist attack, 9/11/12, but then removed a week later. There are questions as to whether some of Gaddafi’s weapons were used to murder four Americans in Benghazi, Libya.There are questions as to whether some of Gaddafi’s weapons were used to murder four Americans in Benghazi, Libya., killing hundreds if not thousands of Malians, creating a humanitarian crisis for more than 1.6 million people, and overthrowing a government that had been northern Africa’s shining light of a stable country with a democratically elected government.  There are even questions as to whether some of Gaddafi’s weapons were used to murder four Americans in Benghazi, Libya; to arm the rebels who began Syria’s civil war; and to arm radical Islamists who’re now destabilizing Nigeria and other areas of northern Africa.
  • President Obama needed eight months to make what should have been the easiest decision of his presidency:  to kill or capture Osama bin Laden.  Because it’s common for terrorist leaders to move periodically to new locations to avoid capture or being killed, we’re fortunate that bin Laden wasn’t long gone by the time Obama decided to give the kill order. The vast majority of Americans would have needed a split second to make that decision.  And at least one Seal Team 6 member has said, our Seals didn’t even need a week to prepare for the assault.
  • He’s the first U.S. President to let China buy our energy assets and risk letting China controlling our energy future, let Russia buy one of our uranium mines, and to have an 82-year-old nun breach a nuclear facility (see http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/sep/29/doe-moves-to-terminate-security-contract-with/ and http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-06/russian-company-gets-wy and http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/what-china-seeks-in-chesapeake-shale-deal/ unlike the Bush Administration which blocked the sale of the California oil company Unocal to China for several years until China gave up (see  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/02/AR2005080200404.html ).
  • He failed to attend 56% of  his intel briefings–an alarming failure that I also noted earlier.
  • As noted above, the Obama White House leaked critical national security secrets, or President Obama prematurely declassified intel.  Such recklessness with our intel will hurt us for decades and result in countless deaths of Americans and our allies.  The leaks from the Church hearings in 1973 got an Athens station chief murdered and prevented us from having the intel to stop the several terrorist attacks from the 1993 WTC bombing to the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, 9/11.  Obama’s leaks already make Watergate look like a silly prank.

Here are a some of the national security leaks due to President Obama’s prematurely declassifying them or due to his White House’s and/or Administration’s leaking secrets in order to brag about a successful operation or to make us less critical of an Obama failure:

  • the details of the large CIA operation in Benghazi, Libya, before the terrorist attacks on September 11 and 12, 2012–thereby altering every government and terrorist in the world to the fact that the Obama Administration may have a large CIA operation in their own countries;
  • the details of sting operations targeting terrorists and terrorist wannabes so that only moron terrorist wannabes in America will fall for their stings;
  • the details that led to the arrest and conviction of the Pakistani  doctor who helped us get Osama bin Laden;
  • the tactics and Special Operations team used to kill Osama bin Laden;
  • details about the informant who prevented the assassination of a Saudi diplomat in Washington, D.C.;
  • details about our two virus attacks on Iran and who’d perpetrated them; and
  • revealing the Azerbaijan airstrip location and timeline for Israel’s first plan of attack on Iran if it continued its nuclear program.

President Obama’s second-term agenda:

  • President Obama plans to let private-equity firms use our pension funds and college endowments to invest in his infrastructure bank and high-leveraged infrastructure projects.  His plan risks bankrupting personal retirement accounts, pension funds, universities, and charities.  Its failure would be far more costly than his investing in bankrupt green companies to bail out his buddies and foreigners and sell those assets cheap to his buddies and to foreigners.
  • President Obama plans to increase the number of high-risk business loans to poor people–similar to the Democrats’ high-risk home-mortgage plan for high-risk borrowers, which ultimately collapsed our housing market and led to the financial crisis of 2008 and our recession of December 2007 to June 2009.  The failure rate of new businesses is 90%. That failure rate likely will be higher if the borrowers aren’t using any of their own money and if they’re not well-prepared to be successful.
  • President Obama’s new regulations on home mortgages in 2013 will kill 3.9 million jobs, 600,000 home sales, and 1 million new housing starts (see CNBC report, 10/26/2012: http://www.cnbc.com/id/49569786 ).
  • President Obama promises to create the one million manufacturing jobs.  But our economy lost 39,000 manufacturing jobs in August-October 2012 and has created no new manufacturing jobs since April, instead losing 8,000 net manufacturing jobs since April (see Bureau of Labor statistics, September 2012: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.htm and today’s ADP jobs report).  Obama complained for four years how hard his job has been to deal with an economy that came of recession in June 2009, less than six months after he entered office.  Therefore, how will he handle an economy that’s heading into the recession caused by his new taxes and regulations in 2013 if he’s re-elected?  I speculate, he won’t.
  • New taxes related to Obamacare will kill at least 700,000 jobs (e.g., http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2012/10/26/obamas-second-term-agenda-making-obamacares-taxes-spending-and-regulations-permanent/ ).
  • Obamacare will hike healthcare insurance premium costs by as much as 19% in 2013 and end the employer-provided healthcare insurance for at least 50 million Americans (see  http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/index.html#/v/1881073451001/obamacare-and-jobs-numbers-according-to-one-ceo/?playlist_id=86925 ).  Furthermore, employer-provided healthcare insurance will be taxed as income of employees, hiking the taxes of families by thousands annually.
  • President Obama will continue to use massive debt to juice our economy and quietly bailout Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA via the Federal Reserve’s buying our debt and mortgage-backed securities that others won’t buy because the Obama Administration has bullied and sued lenders out of the secondary-mortgage market.
  • He’ll continue adding at least $1 trillion in new debt every year–without a plan to balance the budget and pay down our more than $16.2 trillion debt. His promising to use savings from two unpaid-for wars to rebuild America and pay down the debt is like my saying I’ll pay off my debt by using my Visa credit card to pay off what I owe MasterCard, Pay Pal, Home Depot, and Macy’s. Note: Nine days before the election, Obama quit promising to pay down the debt by using the savings from the two unpaid-for wars–reversing his earlier, absurd position.
  • President Obama will continue to redistribute America’s wealth, power, and influence to the world, especially social engineering and nation building in the Middle East and Africa (e.g., Americans were appointed as prime minister to Libya and to Mali after the overthrow of their governments).
  • Obama will sign several United Nations treaties that will give the UN more control over our sovereignty (e.g., give the UN the right to tax our internet usage and financial transactions, determine our gun rights, laws of the sea).
  • He’ll continue to increase arms exports while working with the United Nations to disarm America and Americans.
  • He’ll continue to decommission and sell our warships cheap to foreign militaries, even to China’s nonallies, which antagonizes China.
  • He’ll use more and more of our military budget to pay for newly labeled national security “risks” such as obesity, nutrition, drug addiction, criminals in need of better legal defense funds, counseling, and retraining.
  • President Obama will continue to let consortiums and foreign-owned companies in America export our commodities (e.g.,  gasoline, oil, liquified natural gas, diesel, kerosene, coal, fertilizer, iron ore, copper, etc.–reminiscent of what happens in third-world countries as their corrupt governments relinquish control of their natural resources; cf  http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/02/us-exported-more-gasoline-than-imported-last-year/1  and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/23/us-motorists-gasoline-mexico-outbid-refinery_n_1297527.html ).  Refineries and thousands of gas stations in the United States are now foreign-owned (e.g., Russia’s Lukoil which this summer hiked gas prices to $9.99/gallon; Saudi Arabia’s Motiva Enterprises (cf  http://www.motivaenterprises.com/home/content/motiva/motiva_business/terminals/ ) which operates under the brand name of  its Netherland’s partner Royal Dutch Shell, the only company Obama is allowing to drill off Alaska’s Arctic coast).  While your gas prices were going up, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, for example, were getting three to four tankers of gasoline per month that had been refined here in America (cf http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/25/aramco-gasoline-idUSL5E8CP1IV20120125 ).  Even Japan has cut out the middle man (e.g., Morgan Stanley) by buying at least one natural gas company in America.  What will Obama do when foreign governments ship our energy to their countries for free or well-below market price in order to avoid paying us taxes on our commodities?  What’ll Obama do when foreign governments bring in their own workers rather than hire Americans?  What’ll Obama do when he realizes that foreign governments have 10-year contracts to buy our energy cheap from even American-owned companies, because his anti-fossil fuel agenda has created so much uncertainty in the industry that he’s bankrupted or financially damaged every American-owned natural gas and coal company in the United States since he took office?  Ask yourself, if President Obama is so anti-Wall Street and anti-private equity firms, why’s he letting them take over our energy sectors  (e.g., (http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/09/07/carlyle-buys-power-plants-from-goldman/ and  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/02/us-sunoco-carlyle-philadelphia-idUSBRE8610JF20120702 ).
  • President Obama will hike taxes on the middle class, the wealthy, and on businesses, thereby following the playbook of the collapse of the U.S.S.R.–except Russia had oil and natural gas to revive its economy. We won’t, because President Obama has allowed more and more of our energy assets to be owned and controlled by Russia, China, their partners, and consortiums whose investors include Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds.  He’s risked far more than our energy independence. He’s risking our sovereignty.
  • He’ll risk losing or, more likely, lose the reserve-currency status of the U.S. dollar so that countries no longer must use U.S. dollars to buy OPEC oil.  Overnight we will be awash in a tsunami of liquidity as countries dump our dollars and debt.  In other words, a loaf of bread might cost you $2.39 one day, $1,000 the next, and $1 million days later.  (In Bosnia, hyperinflation hiked bread prices to $1 trillion per loaf.)  Such hyperinflation theoretically would let our government inflate its way out of debt.  But millions of Americans would starve, the middle class would be destroyed, and the rich would flee to other countries.  Foreign governments that hold our debt also own land and companies here, so they’re likely to demand debt repayment in hard assets, such as land, companies, energy and mining rights.

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MISCELLANEOUS NOTES, including a list of cites, details about whether President Obama labeled Benghazi as a terrorist attack from the get-go, and a list of questions the media should have asked President Obama before we voted to re-elect him:

LINKS TO MORE INFO:

Timeline of Benghazi terrorist attack, part 1:    http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-report-bret-baier/videos#p/1927034653001/v/1913539209001

Timeline of Benghazi terrorist attack,  part 2:  http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-report-bret-baier/videos#p/1927034653001/v/1913539214001

Smoking gun that President Obama and Secretary of State Hilly Clinton had been warned of the likelihood of an al Qaeda attack in Libya: August 15, 2012, memo warned State Department that al Qaeda and al Qaeda-linked terrorists had training camps in Benghazi, and our consulate needed more security, the consulate could not withstand a coordinated attack by terrorists, and the security situation was trending down:  http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/index.html#/v/1937676584001/benghazi-tragedy-foreshadowed/?playlist_id=86925

The memo also is the smoking gun exposing a direct impact of his failing to attend 56% of his intel briefing:  He failed to see to memo, so he didn’t know Benghazi had become too dangerous for our ambassador and his staff.

Timeline of Obama White House and Administration’s changing story:  http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-report-bret-baier/videos#p/1927034653001/v/1913638017001

CNN OutFront Erin Burnett’s report on President Obama’s and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s misleading us about al Qaeda and Gaddafi’s weapons:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djhaem3kDIk

House Intelligence Chair Rep. Mike Rogers discusses the terrorist attack on our Benghazi consulate and the expansion of al Qaeda terrorists in Middle East  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEfw_4St0jM

House of Representatives’ Committee on Government Oversight and Reform’s hearing on security failures in Benghazi, Libya, October 10, 2012:  http://oversight.house.gov/hearing/the-security-failures-of-benghazi/

State Department documents showing that requests for more security in Benghazi were repeatedly ignored: http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/DEI-to-BHO-10-19-2012-attachments.pdf

NOTE 1:

President Obama didn’t secure the Benghazi crime scene, so how can he say that he wants justice for the victims of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya?  Rather than sending in the Marines to secure the Benghazi crime scene, President Obama chose instead to wait 23 days for the FBI to arrive and collect evidence for only four hours. Because he didn’t bother to secure the crime scene, I speculate, his version of justice will be the deaths of radical Islamists he’d already planned to drone in northern Mali or elsewhere.

NOTE 2:

Some questions that President Obama should answer before Americans decide whether to vote for him:

Are any of the facts we’ve been told about Benghazi terrorist attack true?

Were there any armed American guards at the consulate or were they all Libyan guards (i.e., administration agreed to use Libya’s armed guards and our unarmed security-guard contractors, according to testimony by the Libya Regional Security Officer Eric Nordstrom, October 10, 2012, before the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform).

Why didn’t President Obama, as commander-in-chief, give the order for a fighter jet to lay down ground fire?

Why has President Obama and his administration misled Americans into thinking the Benghazi terrorist attack should have been handled as a protest and/or hostage situation–rather than the firefight that it was?

Was there even a firefight before Tyrone Woods and the other CIA agents from the Benghazi annex arrived at the consulate?

Was Ambassador Chris Stevens killed from a mortar blast–rather than from smoke inhalation?  As noted above, I speculate, the only firefight at the Benghazi consulate happened after Tyrone Woods and the other CIA agents from the Benghazi annex arrived at the consulate.  I speculate, the ambassador died quickly–rather than the reportedly slow death due to prolonged exposure to thick, black smoke–because the ambassador’s head wound had little blood, even though head wounds tend to bleed profusely; and his body was  bluish in color, indicating lack of oxygen but most certainly not someone who’d been exposed to thick, black smoke.

Furthermore, testimony during the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, October 10, 2012 revealed our government was using unarmed security-guard contractors (e.g., Blue  Mountain) to watch and alert only and using armed Libyan guards and police.  Our government had agreed to those terms set by Gaddafi and, later, the new Libyan government.  Considering we had helped the current Libyan government overthrow Gaffai, the Obama Administration should have renegotiated those terms and ensured the safety of Americans, particularly with the rise of green-on-blue attacks occuring in Afghanistan.

Who concocted the story about the ambassador and others fleeing the smoke by running up to the second floor of the consulate?  Looking at photos of the consulate, I see no second floor.

Why did Ambassador Chris Stevens meet with an”‘embassyless” Turkish diplomat in Benghazi on the night of 9/11/12?  Who was that Turkish diplomat?  Because Libya is so dangerous, the United States had “the last flag flying” in Benghazi, according to Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, October 10, 2012, in testimony before the House’s Committee on Government Oversight & Reform.

Was the meeting with the Turkish diplomat the reason why Ambassador Stevens and his staff had remained in Benghazi rather than returning to Tripoli before the 9/11 anniversary?  Obama Administration has repeatedly asked us to believe that Ambassador Stevens was in Libya for diplomatic reasons and to attend the opening a cultural center in the middle of a kill-Westerners war zone with heavily armed militias and terrorists–which defies logic.

Why did President Obama revert back to the pre-911 Clinton days by using law enforcement rather than our CIA and military to investigate the terrorist attack in Benghazi and to question a suspect in Tunisia?

Why did President Obama’s Administration fail to get permission to question a suspected terrorist in Tunisia.  After waiting several weeks for the Administration to act, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham contacted our ambassador Tunisia and, within 48 hours, our FBI was given permission to question the suspect.

What’s happened with the investigation of the murder of the Yemeni investigator who worked for our embassy in there and who was investigating the 9/11/2012 raid on that embassy? http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/11/world/meast/yemen-us-embassy-shooting/index.html and http://yemenfox.net/news_details.php?sid=4550

What’s happened to the investigation of the murder of a CIA agent in Afghanistan, October 17, 2012?   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/17/afghanistan-insider-attack-cia-agent-killed_n_1973171.html

The White House has said, our government didn’t directly supply arms to Syrian rebels.  Did our government indirectly supply weapons to Turkey, which gave them to Syrian rebels and, inadvertently, to radical Islamists?  http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-report-bret-baier/videos#p/86927/v/1913235018001

Has our government directly, indirectly, or accidentally supplied weapons to radical Islamists in Syria, Libya, Mali, Afghanistan, Iraq, or anywhere else in the Middle East and/or Africa?  Who, what, when, where, how, and why?

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1904604811001/columnist-white-house-covering-up-weapons-pipeline-in-syria/

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/world/middleeast/jihadists-receiving-most-arms-sent-to-syrian-rebels.html?pagewanted=all

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djhaem3kDIk

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-report-bret-baier/videos#p/86927/v/1913235018001

Was the Turkish diplomat at the consulate when Sean Smith saw a Libyan guard or police officer taking photographs of the consulate (see  http://todaynewsgazette.com/us-diplomat-killed-in-libya-told-fellow-gamers-he-might-die-tonight/ )?  Who was that Libyan guard or police officer?

Did terrorists attack the consulate in response to an intel leak about the Turkish diplomat and/or Gaddafi’s or our weapons?

The White House that has been mum on details has leaked a story about security-guard contractors Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods being in Benghazi to track down Gaddafi’s weapons.  Another White House story has placed blame on Qatar and Saudi Arabia in case radical Islamists ever use air-to-missile anti-aircraft weapons to shoot down a passenger plane.  The White House had earlier said, it wouldn’t risk arming Syrian rebels (e.g., see  http://www.rappler.com/world/9734-us-won-t-arm-syrian-rebels ) and, more recently, has said that they wouldn’t risk  arming Syrian rebels with MANPADS.

FoxNews has reported that a Libyan ship, al Entisar,  loaded with weapons (including Samm 7s,  RPGs, Russian-made surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles (i.e., man-portable air defense systems or MANPADS)) and some humanitarian supplies, traveled from Libya to the Turkish port of Iskenderun, where the cargo was off-loaded on September 6, 2012 (see http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-report-bret-baier/videos#p/86927/v/1913235018001 ).  Likely the weapons and humanitarian supplies were then transported overland through the porous border between Turkey and Syria.

Whoever leaked the information originally to The Times of London seems to want us to believe that the weapons, particularly the MANPADS, are from Gaddafi’s caches that were stolen during the Libyan civil war.

Knowing Libya is rife with roving bands of armed criminal groups and terrorists, why did President Obama accept the current Libyan government’s terms that require security-guard contractors, such as Glenn Doherty and Tyrone Woods, to be unarmed  (see testimony of Eric Nordstrom on October 10, 2012, House of Congress, Committee on Government Oversight & Reform).  During the same committee hearing, Nordstrom indicated that higher walls and another six-man team of diplomatic security or contractors would not have made the difference.  But Lt. Col. Andrew Wood said, his 16-member Special Operations team would have saved lives.  Wood repeated the claim during an interview with FoxNews’ Bret Baier that was aired on October 19, 2012.

Are those terms President Obama would’ve accepted for protection of his own daughters?  Given all of the help the Libyan government has received during and after the civil war, surely Gaddafi’s requirement of unarmed American security-guard contractors should have been renegotiated by the Obama Administration.

With the escalating anti-Americanism in the Middle East and the rise of green-on blue-attacks in Afghanistan, why did President Obama risk having armed Middle Eastern guards protect American civilians, such as Ambassador Chris Stephens and Sean Smith, particularly on the anniversary of September 11, 2011.

Is it contradictory to have Americans protected by unarmed Americans and by armed Middle Easterners?  Would President Obama  risk his daughters in such a situation?

Why didn’t President Obama ask for the resignation of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after she said, she’s responsible for her security officials’ failures to protect our Benghazi outpost and the lives Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods?

Why didn’t President Obama ask for the resignation of National Intelligence Director James Clapper who said, he’s responsible for you and your White House, Administration and campaign lying to Americans for two weeks about the terrorist attack in Benghazi?

Why did President Obama even select James Clapper as  National Intelligence Director, knowing Clapper’s numerous intelligence failures in the past (see for examples http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Clapper )?

Considering the intelligence failures by the National Security Council, shouldn’t the CIA Director, David Patraeus, attend the security council’s meetings?

Considering the myriad intel leaks and intel failures in the past two years, has the CIA Director’s health affected his ability to oversee the CIA (see Health Section in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Petraeus )?

How can President Obama trust the intel on Iran’s progress for a nuclear weapon is accurate since his White House and Administration have blamed failed intel for the deaths of four American heroes in Benghazi?

NOTE 3:

Here’s how President Obama misled us about labeling Benghazi “an act of terror”:

During the second presidential debate, President Obama incorrectly said, he’d called Benghazi ”an act of terror” in his September 12, 2012, speech after the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya  (see video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCNd5DutF4c ).

Instead, Obama said, ”acts of terror.”  It was 4:17 minutes into the speech, it was the only time he used the word “terror” in his speech, and it was in relation to what he’d said about September 11, 2011 (see video clip  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDANcaPx1xg ).

I believe, Obama intentionally misled us, because the use of “acts of terror” was near the end of his speech, and for the next two weeks, President Obama and his surrogates failed to mention “terror” and instead blamed protesters and the video for the Benghazi attack.

Because President Obama misled us, many Americans still don’t know that September 11, 2012, was the second “successful” terrorist attack on U.S. soil since he took office:  The first was the Fort Hood massacre in which 13 Americans were killed and 32 were wounded by an al Qaeda-linked terrorist, Major Nidal Hasan, on November 5, 2009–although the Obama Administration has chosen to label it “workplace violence”  (see http://www.khou.com/news/texas-news/Fort-Hood-survivors-victims-families-dispute-workplace-violence-claim-174889771.html ).

By labeling the Fort Hood massacre as workplace violence, President Obama has been able to keep his record on terrorist attacks against Americans on U.S. soil unblemished (that is, until the Benghazi terrorist attack although he tried very hard to hide its being a terrorist attack).

But in the process of protecting his record, the President has hurt the victims and their  families, because the “workplace violence” designation means they can’t receive the benefits they’d be entitled to if the massacre had been labeled what it was:  a terrorist attack.

Here’s what President Obama said in his press conference on September 12, 2012, the day after the terrorist attack on our Benghazi consulate.  He uses the word “terror” only once, it’s in reference to 9/11/11, and it’s 4:17 minutes into the speech:

“Yesterday, four of these extraordinary Americans were killed in an attack on our diplomatic post in Benghazi….. Since our founding, America has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject, all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification to these types of senseless violence… …brutal acts…

“Of course yesterday was already a painful day for our nation as we marked the solemn memory of the 911 attacks…. No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation…”

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    Results speak for themselves. Bush was our President during 9/11. He failed to heed the warnings of Clinton that terrorism was our number one threat, and so he failed to protect us. Under Obama… there has been no terrorist act on our soil. He has killed all of the leaders who where responsible for 9/11… including Osama bin Ladin. Bush did none of this during the 7 1/2 years of his Presidency remaining after 9/11. So who has disdain for our safety? And who is completely in denial? George Bush and his ilk, and you — try looking at results and admit you are nothing but a partisan hack.

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    • I am saddened that my family has sacrificed so much to protect the speech of ill-informed people who use 1960s KKK Democrats’ tactics of intimidation to silence voices that differ from their own.

      However, I would die to protect your right to free speech and my right to speak.

      And I would die to protect our President and our beloved America.

      No matter how angry we Americans are with our leaders, they are ours; we elected them. No matter how dissatisfied we are with America, she is our home.

      My posts are about whether President Obama has been a good president. He hasn’t. And neither was Baby Bush, Clinton, Daddy Bush, Reagan, Carter, and Nixon. I’m grateful that Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963, but they also helped put us on our path to bankruptcy.

      I’ve bashed Bush as much as I’ve bashed Obama. And I’m as frustrated with those who protected Bush as I am with those who now protect Obama.

      Unfortunately our biased media rarely report Obama’s failures, so millions of Americans don’t even know he’s a lousy president–as bad as Bush was.

      If President Eisenhower had warned us of the media-military-industrial complex rather than “just” a military-industrial complex, perhaps Americans would get their news from unbiased sources rather than biased sources that validate their prejudices.

      If our media stopped protecting bad president and if we all held our politicians accountable for their actions, they wouldn’t be able to play the Blame Game. We’d be able to force them to do their jobs, and if they failed, they wouldn’t be re-elected.

      If we continue this path of protecting bad leaders, we will be Greece, which cut pensions 70% to 80% and abandoned their promises to protect their most vulnerable citizens. The elderly and disabled have moved in with their families, are homeless and starving on the streets, or have committed suicide.

      I don’t want that for my beloved America. I pray, you don’t either.

      And I don’t want America to be destroyed by civil war as we are seeing in Syria now. I fear, all this rancor, division, and outright hatred are leading us to civil war.

      How foolish are those Americans who follow leaders down that destructive path.

      We will all lose everything that we hold dear. Only the powergrabbers will benefit from America’s destruction.

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      Under President Obama, terrorists “successfully” attacked three times on U.S. soil (note: U.S. embassies are considered part of the United States of America):

      1. U.S. ambassador and three Americans were killed by al Qaeda-linked terrorists in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. Ambassador Chris Stevens was the first U.S. ambassador to be murdered in 33 years. This is a BFD, as Joe Biden would say. Al Qaeda “successfully” killing one of our ambassadors is akin to killing one of our four-star generals. This “success” has emboldened them. That eight weeks have passed without a counterattack from us gives terrorists the perception of our being weak.

      2. An al Qaeda-linked terrorist murdered 13 Americans and injured 33 Americans at Fort Hood, November 5, 2009. President Obama has labeled this “man-caused violence,” screwing dead soldiers out of their Purple Hearts and survivors and families out of needed benefits (see http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/22/ft-hood-survivors-attack-was-not-workplace-violence ). However, the designation has helped Obama lie to Americans about his record on “successful” terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

      3. Christmas Day 2009, an al Qaeda-linked terrorist got a bomb onboard Northwest Airlines flight 253. The bomb killed no one, because it failed to detonate properly. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Airlines_flight_253

      President Obama took eight months to decide to kill or capture Osama bin Laden. Would you need eight months? Seals didn’t need the week they were given to prepare. Obama learned the whereabouts of bin Laden, because of information gained during the Bush presidency. Today, Obama doesn’t collect that type of information. Instead, he drones terrorists and leaks critical intel and tactics, destroying our chances of preventing another 9/11–akin to what happened in the 1970s after the Church hearings in which an Athens station chief was murdered and our intel was harmed for decades.

      Under President Clinton, terrorists “successfully” attacked three times on U.S. soil:

      1. World Trade Center bombing, 1993, killing 6 and injuring more than 1,000 people.

      2. U.S.embassy bombed in Kenya, 1998, killing 212 people (12 were Americans). Note: U.S. embassies are considered part of the United States of America.

      3. U.S. embassy bombed in Tanzania, 1998, killing 11 people http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998_United_States_embassy_bombings

      Under Bush, terrorists “successfully” attacked once on U.S. soil–9/11–less than nine months after taking office.

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      If 9/11 had happened under Obama’s presidency, you’d be defending Obama, saying he’d only been in office for nine months–just like Obama’s defenders have blamed Bush for the economy for the past four years–while never blaming the Democrat-controlled Congress of 2007-11 nor their hare-brained high-risk mortgage scheme started under Clinton in 1994.

      Not once did Obama and Democrats mention 9/11 and our near-economic collapse due to 9/11 when they’ve blamed Bush for the economic crisis that happened while Obama and Democrats controlled Congress (2007-2009) and that Obama inherited in 2009.

      If Bush were a Democrat and Obama were a Republican, you’d be screaming how unfair Bush was being treated.

      I don’t play favorites nor partisan politics. If Romney is elected, I’ll be bashing him before he even takes office, because I want to ensure that he keeps the promises he’s made. Plus, I want him to stop the selloff of our energy assets to China and its partners. I want him to go even farther in getting rid of writeoffs that benefit the rich and Big Business. We need our tax code to be simplified and de-corrupted so that we’ll know when Congress is being bought by lobbyists and special-interest groups. I’ll work hard to ensure Romney doesn’t become a war-monger and foreign-nation builder.

      There are many things I will bash Romney for–just as I did with Bush and Obama.

      I pray, I have that chance. America can’t afford four more years of Obama’s failures, nor the deep division created during the Bush and Obama presidencies.

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