Funny, when you think about this one: CNN got in the compound and did a walk about with no problem, even found the journal of the ambassador. But the freaking FBI?
President Obama has promised to bring the perpetrators of the Benghazi terrorist attack to justice, but over two weeks after the attack the FBI still hasn’t made it to Benghazi. According to the New York Times, it’s because the security situation in Benghazi is too unstable:
Sixteen days after the death of four Americans in an attack on a United States diplomatic mission here, fears about the near-total lack of security have kept F.B.I. agents from visiting the scene of the killings and forced them to try to piece together the complicated crime from Tripoli, more than 400 miles away.
Investigators are so worried about the tenuous security, people involved in the investigation say, that they have been unwilling to risk taking some potential Libyan witnesses into the American Embassy in Tripoli. Instead, the investigators have resorted to the awkward solution of questioning some witnesses in cars outside the embassy, which is operating under emergency staffing and was evacuated of even more diplomats on Thursday because of a heightened security alert.
This is mind-boggling. We are talking about a terrorist attack, carried out on American soil, on the anniversary of 9/11. And yet the FBI can’t even carry out a full investigation. The Times reports that even if law enforcement officials are eventually able to make it to the consulate, the unsecured “crime scene” has been so badly trampled that it may be impossible to collect evidence to use against the terrorists.
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The Obama administration notified Congress on Friday that it intends to give Egypt’s new government an emergency cash infusion of $450 million, but the move immediately encountered resistance from lawmakers wary of foreign aid in general and of Egypt’s new course under the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The aid is part of $1 billion in assistance that the Obama administration has pledged to Egypt to bolster its economy and its transition to democracy following the overthrow last year of Hosni Mubarak, the country’s autocratic president.
Its fate, however, was clouded because of concerns over some of the new government’s policies and its handling of anti-American protests two weeks ago that overwhelmed the American Embassy in Cairo.
The United States Agency for International Development notified Congress of the cash infusion on Friday morning, prompting renewed protests over the foreign aid and the administration’s handling of crises spreading across the Islamic world.
An influential Republican lawmaker, Representative Kay Granger of Texas, immediately announced that she would act to block the assistance because it came at a point when the American relationship with Egypt “has never been under more scrutiny.”
“I am not convinced of the urgent need for this assistance and I cannot support it at this time,” Ms. Granger said in a statement.
That’s odd, because one little blog told you on September 21 that a House vote on a related bill took place on September 13. Temporary spending bill permits $130M a month to Egypt. We linked to the roll call for that vote and guess who voted “AYE”? That’s right. Kay Granger voted to continue funding to Egypt. So did Allen West. Peter King and Michelle Bachmann voted no, but check out all the guilty parties. Then hop over to our post on the Senate vote. Senate votes 81-10 to send unlimited, unrestricted taxpayer funds to Egypt, Libya, Pakistan
If you’re feeling really adventurous you’ll find many posts in our archives telling you that not only is Obama giving $1 billion plus in your tax dollars to those who hate us, but he is also forgiving $1 billion in debt owed to U.S. taxpayers and spending more money helping to stabilize the Muslim Brotherhood’s economy and create jobs. Obama to bypass Congress, Give $1.5B of your taxes to Muslim Brotherhood
He’s also spending $1 billion of your tax dollars on infrastructure projects in Hamas-run Gaza. Obama Funding $1 Billion in Infrastructure Projects…in Hamas-run Gaza
The criminality at the expense of taxpayers is breathtaking. Granger appears to be another hypocrite who is part of the problem.
French centenarian and former fireman Robert Marchand rode his way into the record books for a second time on Friday, completing a 100-kilometer (62-mile) bike ride in just 4 hours, 17 minutes, and 27 seconds. He averaged 23.3 km/h (14.5 mph) for the duration of his record-setting ride. In February, Marchand set the world hour record for his age group. The cyclist’s longevity and vitality have caught the interest of scientists, who now examine him regularly in the hopes of learning the secret to his long, active life. Marchand turns 101 in November.
Hillary Clinton Calls For Loosening Regulations On Small Businesses Because “Too Many People Still Can’t Find Jobs” –In Tunisia, Egypt And Libya…Not the USA!
(CNSNews.com) – Speaking to a group of foreign ministers from Arab nations at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed support for loosening regulations, particularly on small businesses, because “too many people still can’t find jobs”–in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.
In Libya, according to an estimate published in May by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development [OECD], real Gross Domestic Product is expected to grow this year at a rate of 20.1 percent—or about 15 times the 1.3 percent annualized rate at which real GDP grew in the United States in the second quarter of this year. The OECD further estimated that Libya’s real GDP would grow by another 9.5 percent next year.
Libya, the OECD estimated, will have budget surplus equal to 13.6 percent of GDP this year. So far, this fiscal year, the debt of the U.S. government has increased by more than $1.2 trillion.
“In Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, people rose up against their dictators because they were fed up with governments that served the interests of a few at the expense of everyone else,” said Clinton. “But economic and social challenges did not disappear with the dictators. Too many people still can’t find jobs, and young and growing populations crave a sense of opportunity and self-determination.
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President Obama accused Mitt Romney of shooting first and asking questions later when responding to violence unfolding in the Middle East. But a quick review of the timeline, and the White House’s “evolving” explanation for the attacks on the Benghazi consulate are beginning to make it clear that Obama’s the one who’s guilty of speaking too soon.
“Let’s be clear, these protests were in reaction to a video that had spread to the region,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said on Sept. 14.
Secretary Clinton, during the transfer of remains ceremony the same day: “We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over n awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with. It is hard for the American people to make sense of that because it is senseless, and it is totally unacceptable.”
The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations continued this spurious and completely uninformed messaging: ”Based on the best information we have to date … it began spontaneously in Benghazi as a reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in Cairo, where, of course, as you know, there was a violent protest outside of our embassy sparked by this hateful video.”
Now, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says that the 9/11 attack was not only carried out by terrorists, but it was also pre-meditated. So much for that “spontaneous reaction to a YouTube video.”
What Obama attacked Romney for — speaking before the facts were known — is precisely what the administration wound up doing for the subsequent two weeks.