OK - like the Man said: "Coffee break's over - back on your heads!"
So much BenGazzara crazy has piled up in Freeperville in the last three weeks that I hardly know where to begin.
Oh - wait - I do.
It's - Demote Control!!
Benghazi whistleblower: ‘I’ve been demoted’ for challenging Susan Rice’s claims The Washington Examiner ^ | 5/8/2013 | Joel Gerhke
Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2013 2:10:07 PM by SSDecontrol
Gregory Hicks, former deputy chief of mission in Benghazi, told Congress today that a State Department official began criticizing his job performance, and he was ultimately demoted, after he asked why U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice attributed the Benghazi attack to an anti-Islamic Youtube video.
“In hindsight, I think it began after I asked the question about Ambassador Rice’s statement on the TV shows,” Hicks said of the criticism during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the attack today.
***************************This is all so disturbing..
To: SSDecontrolIt's the communists way of doing thing. Next is fake suicide.
To: SSDecontrolWell, clearly we have to disregard his testimony. I mean, he was demoted, for cryin' out loud, doesn't that prove he's just an old white guy who's got an axe to grind simply because he and his colleagues were left to die and his career was ruined when he survived. How petty.
So it should be imperative that one or more GOP (aka RINOs) see to it that he is put back on the track he occupied prior to the retribution of the regime.
Why would they want to do that if they're RINOs? You're making even less sense than usual.
Other high ranking military have had their commands taken away and made to take early retirements by the bullies on the Hill.
Call Boehner and insist he continue the hearings AND appoint a special commission.
It’s the communists way of doing thing. Next is fake suicide.
No, the next thing is “Fake Murder/Suicide” so you don’t have family members left saying that he would never kill himself....
Plus it destroys the messenger very effectively...
I see you are a student of Marxism-Leninism. Not many take the trouble.
To: SSDecontrolwhat happened to the Whistle-blower Protection Act???
Got a question for all Bush Family Fans out there, Just What did 12(4 years 41 8 year 42) get us? 19 March 2013 | US Navy Vet
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 2:25:35 PM by US Navy Vet
The way I see it the ONLY good thing we got was Alito.
To: US Navy Vet
- More WOD
- More WOT
- More Federal expansion (such as trying to place *all* National Guard directly under the President.)6 posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 2:27:27 PM by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)..
To: US Navy Vet
A New World Order.
Posted on 04/02/2003 12:39:19 PM PST by EveningStar
Former envoy to Iraq expects U.S. to win war, lose on many other fronts
Having talked to him on the phone a day or two before, I knew that former Ambassador to Iraq (well, actually, chief-of-mission, for obscure legislative and civil service reasons that he explained to me at some length, though they don't make a functional difference) Edward Peck would be provocative at the World Affairs Council last Thursday. He was.
Peck, a UCLA grad who spent 32 years as a diplomat, was careful to preface his remarks with the information that he had served two hitches in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper and had faced war, disease and riots as a diplomat, so he takes a back seat to none in facing danger for his country. He was in Iraq from 1977 to 1980, served in other Middle East posts, was coordinator of covert intelligence in the State Department and deputy director of the Cabinet Task Force on Terrorism in the Reagan White House.
Not exactly a wimp or a pacifist.
He also peppered his talk with humor - a good diplomat is "somebody who can convince his wife she looks terrible in diamonds" - to leaven what for many had to be an unpleasant message.
Noting that George W. Bush's approval rating was 52 percent on Sept. 10, 2001, and 90 percent on Sept. 12 when he was a president under foreign attack, Peck suggested a similar phenomenon might be at work for Saddam Hussein, as despicable as he is. He said that when you invade a foreign country, the people there just might view you as invaders rather than liberators.
Peck thinks the United States will probably win this war eventually, but it will be harder than our leaders anticipated and will cost us dearly in national morale, solidarity and international prestige. And we'll be paying a high price for a long time to come in increased Middle Eastern instability and acts of terrorism.
The notion that Islamists hate us because of our freedom or "because Britney Spears has a bellybutton" is "terribly stupid," Peck believes.
Most Americans don't want to face the fact that we've been killing Iraqis for 12 years, through sanctions and bombing, and that we're constantly in the world's face.
But if we don't stop to consider honestly what really drives the terrorists of the world we'll have to deal with them for a long time to come.
The idea that attacking Iraq will end terrorism is a little hard to square with the fact that we've called up 25,000 reservists to protect the homeland, and Colin Powell has asked for $6 billion to turn every American embassy into a fortress, all to coincide with the beginning of the war.
"I hope to the depths of my being I am wrong," Peck said. "But I'm afraid we will pay a terrible, bloody price for this miscalculation in Iraq."
How did the World Affairs Council audience in conservative Orange County respond to this message? By my count, he got four hostile questions, three friendly ones and a couple simply seeking more information, all quite thoughtfully put. A few people, obviously upset, walked out toward the end of the talk, but most people stayed.
Former World Affairs Council president Sir Eldon Griffiths made it clear that he agreed with much of what Ambassador Peck had said but disagreed with parts of the talk. He believes the evidence on dangerous weapons and intention to use them is strong enough to justify this war.
Whatever you think about the war, there's little doubt that it's stirring provocative and thoughtful discussion here in Orange County.**********************************************
To: EveningStarPeck is a major league asshole...
To: Sid RichPeck has been dragged out for years on the cable channels as an example of a former US diplomat who is opposed to our policy on Iraq. He has been doing this for long before these last few months of UN diplomacy and now war. I don't know what his agenda is, but he has for years been acting like Scott Ritter, only without the defensive bluster and child molesting...
To: EveningStarToo bad that 9/11 happened before all this. It makes it hard for libs to blame that sneak attack on our subsequent response in Iraq and Afghanistan.
BTW - what have been the bad results of our going after Al Quaida in that other innocent country - Afghanistan?
Liberals will blame everything they don't like on this - hoping to snatch defeat from the jaws of an obvious victory for which they cannot claim any credit.
To: US Navy Vet
We also got Clarence Thomas.
I wonder if the Christians in Iraq feel better off today?
To: US Navy Vet
Lots of royalty gushing photo ops, too big to fail Inc., and millions more illegals.
Palin’s SarahPAC Embarrassment: Consultants Are Cashing In
The Daily Beast ^ | Mar 29, 2013 | John Avlon
Posted on Saturday, March 30, 2013 11:27:04 AM by Bratch
Sarah Palin attempted to relaunch her political career and her political action committee, SarahPAC, on Thursday with a Web video called “Loaded for Bear,” which presented the former Alaska governor as the new kingmaker for conservative populists in the GOP.
The video riffed off her speech at CPAC, in which Palin railed against “the big consultants, the big money men, and the big bad media.” But there’s an irony alert ahead: the current stated purpose of SarahPAC is to raise money ahead of the 2014 election—most of which will be spent on conservative consultants.
Don't believe me? Well, this is a perfect time to page through SarahPAC’s Federal Election Commission filings, which—helpfully enough—were just released yesterday.*****************************************
Typical liberal line of attack.
Since she's "not without sin" she has no business casting stones...
GOOD~!!! I hope she raises a BUNDLE
This makes me want to donate more
Of course Sarah isn’t wrong or hypocritical at all in this matter. It’s Avlon misrepresenting and twisting illogical findings in a ill prepared article in branding Sarah as wrong. The Hit Piece article proves that Sarah is precisely over the target and getting that flack. Sarah’s message is resonating with people and the libs and Establishment bunch knows it and its frightening them because if Sarah starts to galvanize a wide spectrum of voters (and she will) then the tide will start to turn against D.C. because they keep on surviving by dividing people and voters against one another instead of focusing on the real culprits - Washington DC and both parties
With these kind of GOP bastards in our party who needs enemies..At least with Dems they are supposed to hate Sarah Palin..but seeing this come from our “own” side is disgusting..this is why the GOP is what it is..meanwhile the Dems are sticking together while we are tearing each other apart..the problem with the GOP is that there are the Rove types, the Christie types, and the Jeb Bush types that agree with Obama..on practically everything..these RINOS want “Immigration Reform” which means amnesty to 20 million illegals..they will NEVER vote Republican..you have these fools supporting “Gay marriage.” When you have people looking at both parties and can’t tell the damn difference this is where we have a serious problem. These RINOS can’t stand the fact that Sarah Palin chose WINNERS while they chose LOSERS
I despise Avlon and love Palin, but he is partially correct. I noted this on FR in 2011 when I saw what a piss poor percentage of SarahPAC donations actually went to candidates. A pox on all their houses. I give only to candidates directly.
Thanks for posting this. I’ve come across some presumed “conservatives” since Avdon’s piece came out that were sneering and agreeing without taking the time to learn the facts behind not just his article, but the activities of the PAC he PRESUMES to know all about. A Pol with an email trail as squeaky-clean as Gov. Palin’s isn’t going to be tolerating a lot of deadwood and monkeybusiness in her PAC. Good on ya, Sarah!
Thanks for a great thread.