Benghazi-gate and the Lies


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Intrigue and a National Soap Opera

Honey Pot?

In fiction or reality, a honeypot refers to illicit sex for the sake of national security and is referred to as a honey pot. Spy agencies  may recruit a person to get romantically involved with their target.  Espionage in this manner  often includes sexual seduction by the spy, aka honey.  Compromising of security secrets via pillow talk is the objective.   A honeypot is “a trap that uses sex to lure an enemy agent into disclosing classified information or, in some cases, to capture or kill them.”

What began as an attack on our consulate (or mission)  in Benghazi, Libya by Islamic terrorists on September 11, 2012, killing four Americans was largely ignored by the MSM except for FOX.   For two months prior to the election, the propaganda networks were mum for fear of revealing any information or news that could prove damaging to their presidential choice.   Like good Pravda journOlists, they toed the Progressive/Communist/Marxist/Socialist/Ismista line and did not investigate the Benghazi attack or the multiple lies emanating from the different government officials about the attack.

But now, with a highly decorated general’s admission of an affair, they are willing to investigate every titillating detail of the sordid affair.  There won’t be a rock left unturned to destroy the reputation  of  General Petraeus or anyone close to him.   They will focus on the lascivious or salacious details and attribute their findings to anonymous friends or officials who “don’t want to be involved.”   We know how the Left operates.  They will publish information as fact.  Then later,  long after the information has been accepted by the public, they will publish a hidden retraction with no apologies.

There is a media frenzy covering the illicit affair of  recently resigned  CIA Director, General David Howell Petraeus.    He served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from September 6, 2011 until last Friday, November 9, 2012.  The esteemed general was caught with his pants down by FBI agents who were allegedly investigating  ten or eleven menacing emails sent to a woman who was a friend of the general and his wife.

The information uncovered in the last five days has more twists and turns than a sappy romantic spy novel.  The FBI’s criminal case opened against General Petraeus was completed.  Their investigation concluded that national security was not compromised and his loyalty is not in question.  Was the investigation compromising the general’s judgment?   Was the fear of his affair becoming public the reason that Petraeus came out three days after the attack and told a closed congressional committee meeting that protests and a video were the reason for the attack when he knew that an off-shoot of Al Qaeda was responsible?   What made him parrot the White House lies?  Did the White House hold his undisclosed affair over his head as leverage?  Did he sell out to the Obama administration to keep his job or to avoid publicity?  Either one would be understandable, but not honorable.    Why weren’t the head of the intelligence committees informed about the investigation of Petraeus?  Eric Holder was informed, yet he didn’t take action? Did Holder keep it secret for political reasons?   The White House denies knowing anything until Petraeus turned in his resignation.  Does anyone believe that Eric Holder didn’t tell Obama?  Was the investigation of Petraeus originated by the Left when they thought he might be chosen by Romney as his vice president?

The case against Petraeus is closed, but the case against his paramour may still be in question.  CNN reported last night that the FBI was at her home in North Carolina, taking photos and walking out with boxes and her computer. Broadwell is a journalist so it is expected that many people send documents or information to her. It is unclear what the FBI is now investigating.

The plot thickens. Alleged emails count in the thousands depending on which party is being investigated.  The saga involves military officers of the  highest caliber.  Just today, it appears the FBI  broadened their investigation.  Apparently,   General John Allen, Commander, International Security Assistance Force, U.S. Forces Afghanistan, who succeeded Petraeus,  was also a friend of  Jill Kelley.   The FBI says there were 20,000 – 30,000 emails sent between  Allen and Jill Kelley – many flirtatious.  Both are married. Jill seems to have the personality that men are drawn to.

Interestingly, Jill  refers to herself as a Honorary Counsel General. Somehow she thinks that gives her real diplomatic immunity. According to FOX, the military gives that innocuous title to people who give parties for them.  Her husband is a surgeon, yet she gives parties for the military?  She is of Lebanese background, so what is her draw to the top brass in the U.S.  military?  Is the honey in this pot, named Jill Kelley?  She is the common denominator between General Petraeus, Paula Broadwell, General Allen and the FBI agent.

There are affairs, hints of  affairs, concerns about espionage, blackmail, and national security breaches.  As an aside, there were  divorces and  custody suits where top brass went to bat for a friend, questionable charities, financial difficulties, and twin sisters.    There are lies and coverups that involve the White House, State Department, CIA, as well as the attorney general.  We have two 4 star generals, two or three women, and the FBI all involved in who knows what.

The unnamed FBI agent involved was responsible for the initial investigation after reading “threatening” emails sent to a woman “friend”,  Jill Kelley.  After reading those, the agent  elevated his concerns to the FBI’s cyber-security unit.   His relationship with the victim of the emails, is peculiar because it was found that he sent shirtless photos of himself to his friend, so he is now under investigation by his own agency. (ala so Weiner like! ).   His obsession with the case (jealously?) was observed by his superiors,  and he was removed from the investigation.

This FBI agent was the person who uncovered the affair between Director Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell while investigating the harassing emails sent to his friend, Jill.    After he found the links to Director Petaeus’s affair something occurred at the FBI to make him think that the affair would be swept under the proverbial Obama rug.   So he notified a member of Congress, Eric Cantor (R – Virginia).   According to ABC News, Rep. Cantor asked his chief of staff,  Steve Strombres, to inform FBI Director Robert Mueller.   On October 31, Strombres then notified Mueller of the call.

The questions remain as to why these emails were of such importance that they were seriously considered an FBI matter instead of one that would be reported to local authorities.   These emails originated from an anonymous person (later traced to Paula Broadwell) who was telling another woman, Jill,  to stay away from “her man”.   Was the FBI agent acting out of his own jealousy?  Did  he want to know who the accuser was that was insinuating an affair with his “friend” was someone other than himself?  Was he operating outside of the FBI’s  authority?   Did the FBI get the required lawful documentation to search through personal emails?   There was something that tipped them off.  What was it?  When they found it was Paula Broadwell who was sending the emails what excuse did they give a judge for a search of her personal email accounts?   Who at the FBI signed on and off of this investigation?

All of the details of the personalities are certainly captivating but we must get back to reality of the situation that began on September 11.  These distractions may be fall out or are being used to cover other situations from being widely reported.  Is this news of an affair being used as a  distraction from the election results and accusations of election fraud?   Is this cover for the thousands of regulations that the Obama administration is secretly expecting to put in place?  Was the Petraeus affair finally leaked to stop the media from reporting on the fate of those involved in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy? Was this affair reporting supposed to taint the general’s reputation when he testifies at the Congressional hearings on Benghazi?

A video showed that Obama lied when he said he called it a terrorist attack in his Rose Garden speech.  He  intentionally lied during the debate.  Obama, Hillary,  Ambassador Susan Rice, Jay Carney, and Petraeus all used a story about a sloppy homemade video and a protest  as the reason for the attacks.  Most knew the truth within hours.  Outrageously, Obama and Hillary lied to the parents and family of those brave Americans at their memorial.

On September 11,  the Benghazi reality played out at the White House in the Situation Room while  Obama and Panetta and whoever else was there, DID NOTHING!  THEY WATCHED IN REAL TIME AS FOUR AMERICANS DIED!  Who sent the order to the men saying to “stand down”?   The Navy Seals  disobeyed orders and  went in and tried to save their fellow Americans.  They lost their lives instead. They are heroes.   Why didn’t the military intervene?  Did Obama tell them to stand down also?

Questions will be answered as to what the CIA and Ambassador Stevens were really doing there.  Was the CIA holding prisoners there? Were there armed sales being negotiated that would go into the hands of Al Qaida?   The questions should address Stevens meeting with the prime minister of Turkey an hour before the attack and how he left unscathed.  Why were unarmed drones circling?  Why was the military not notified?  Why was General Ham dismissed from his post?  Selling weapons and arming our enemies is treason, Obama.  Therein begins the real story.

The more  distraction the Obama Administration can generate, the happier they are.  They “never let a crisis go to waste”… especially if they can generate or manufacture one.   Benghazi-gate may be the Obama Administration’s real crisis.  The congressional investigation of specific individuals begins this week;  and we may learn the answers to many of the questions, and then again we may not.   Let this is the beginning of their end.   Truth wins out.   Well,  we used to believe that it did.  But that was then,  and this is now,  the Obamanation.

Truth will ultimately prevail.  It Must.


254 responses to “Benghazi-gate and the Lies


    seriously? this is the photo that the FBI agent sent to the whistleblower/socialite Jill that he sent to her because he was supposedly “obsessed” with her and it’s supposed to be totally inappropriate? Really? It’s a joke! he sent it to a bunch of friends in 2010! and it’s funny. . . absolutely nothing scandalous or salacious. who decided to put the story out there slandering this FBI agent? and why?

  2. Jill Kelley Helped Muslim Nations, Hezbollah Infiltrate Central Command, MacDill Base; “Go To Girl” For Muslim Parties w/ Generals
    November 15, 2012, – 12:08 pm
    By Debbie Schlussel

    Jill Khawam Kelley was the hand-picked lobbyist for Muslim nations and their agenda at Central Command

    Kelley, who is part of the soap opera that the Petraeus scandal spawned, was in charge of hosting parties and social events to push the Islamic agenda of Middle Eastern countries. She was seen by Muslim Mid-East nations, especially Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon, as the “go to” woman to push their agenda on top American generals. She was a lobbyist for their cause and, yet, wasn’t required to register as a lobbyist, like all others who host lavish parties for top American officials, like she did, in an attempt to influence U.S. policy in the Middle East.
    But then I learned that Ms. Kelley, who was until this week under the radar, was quietly involved in pushing the agenda of Muslim Arab nations on our nation’s top generals with whom she’d grown close by design. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Ms. Kelley got her hooks into our two top generals in the Middle East, David Petraeus and John Allen.
    I’ve long written about the infiltration of Central Command at MacDill Air Base in Tampa by Islamic terrorists. Islamic Jihad founder and convicted Islamic terrorist, Sami Al-Arian, was an instructor on the Middle East to our top generals at MacDill Air Force Base ….
    Khawam Kelley isn’t an innocent socialite. She’s an agent of influence for Arab Muslim nations.
    Kelley’s sister, Natalie Khawam, was married to a top Bush administration official, Grayson Wolfe, Director of Broader Middle East Initiatives and Iraqi Reconstruction at the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and frequently accompanied him on trips to the Middle East, including to Pakistan. Before that position, Wolfe was the Bush-installed Manager of the Private Sector Development Office of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq. How many of the Khawam’s insider Arab Muslim friends did he give sweetheart contracts to?
    My friend wasn’t so far-fetched when he insisted the Khawam chicks are modern day Mata Haris for the Muslim Arabs.

    • Any evidence that she’s Muslim? Oh, I see. She says she’s a dhimmi. Plausible. Aren’t the Toutonghis Eastern Rite Christians?

    • This is an issue for O’Really. He was very much onto Al Arian. I forgot all about that dude. Could it be possible that the FBI is going rogue and actually were investigating the Khawams for this very reason and not to ensnare Petraeus? Why would the generals, their wives, and even Humphries be so freaking blind?

  3. This might add to or be the same information that Leza found earlier. The author wrote in caps.

    November 13, 2012 Snips





    Video of Peter King there, talking somewhat about what Petraeus danced about (my words) this morning. Also about that edited talking points memo. Nothing clear, really. Sounds as if they had a polite disagreement over what Petraeus originally said versus what he said today–that it was always known to be terrorism.

      • ummm, the smiley face didn’t look quite as inappropriate to the subject when I typed it. My apologies

      • OMG. This is almost too much. Now there’s a “Republican insider”? Please. Where’d WH insider and WS insider go? How’s about military insider? I have an insider for them: REAL PERSON INSIDER.

      • Speaking of four-star generals, I popped over to Orly’s site to see if there was any word on her case. She says (no surprise) her luggage went missing. She’s appearing in court in jeans and without her papers. Anyway, she also says a four-star general contacted her and is furious about shenanigans with SCOTUS clerks regarding the case about the bogus SS#. True?

        • As for that alteration of the CIA talking points, either Peter King said it or I read it on one of the links I copied–they CLAIM this is a process of multiple iterations with the papers going back and forth between the players until all are supposedly satisfied. This is going to end up with a circular firing squad. Like when they slip something into legislation and then vote it in, and nobody claims authorship of the offending sections.

          • If I had to speculate, I would ASSUME that it was modified by the campaign. Vietor et al. Of course. That’s what Rice was acting as (a campaign worker) when she went onto five shows to spin. Nothing more than a campaign operative. Those who know say you don’t just end up on FIVE shows. You ASK to be on them. And what UN ambassador would take it upon herself to ASK to go onto five TV programs to lie about something that’s potentially damaging to the potus during a close race?

            So is this insider actually suggesting that maybe Feinstein would go for impeachment? Please. It’s all for show–her interest. “It’s not that they don’t care?” I KNOW they don’t care. If they cared, they wouldn’t have to bother to impeach him. They could save us all money by simply releasing the truth that he’s NOT eligible. Then he couldn’t be inaugurated a second time. No need to waste time and money with impeachment. There’s an electoral college vote coming up. If he’s known to be constitutionally ineligible, then NOBODY can vote for him.

            • Feinstein spin. I knew it!
              I don’t think she [Rice] should be pilloried for this,” said Feinstein, who was carrying a copy of the talking points that were probably given to Rice and read them aloud to journalists. [“probably,” so they don’t know WHAT Rice had. Oh, they are so clever when they practice to mislead.]

              She did what I would have done, or anyone else would have done, that is going on a weekend show. You would have said, ‘What talking points can I use?'” Feinstein said. “It’s almost as if the intent is to assassinate the character.” [That’s called collateral damage. Her bad. If you want to run with the big dogs …]

              Senator Saxby Chambliss, the intelligence committee’s top Republican, told reporters the problem with Rice’s talk show appearances was that she did not stick with the talking points she was given on the Benghazi attack.

              She knew at that point in time that al Qaeda was very likely responsible in part or in whole for the death of Ambassador Stevens,” he said.

              Some senior Republicans have vowed to block Rice’s potential nomination for secretary of state or another top Cabinet post because of her Benghazi comments. Rice is believed to be on Obama’s short list to replace Hillary Clinton, who has said she intends to leave her State Department job.”

  5. Holy Toledo – Rep. Adam Schiff (D – CA) just twisted the information coming out of the hearing with Petraeus. It was an attempt to cover and protect Susan Rice’s talking points. I can’t tell you what he said, but knowing what all the others have said, that isn’t what he heard this morning. This is all democrats on deck to protect what probably leads to Obama.

    The changes were done to protect classified information. Sure Schiff! The CIA all signed off on their report before it went through the changes. Al Qaida was removed from the report. It went through changes – through the State Department and the Justice Department. Who did the editing? Someone politicized the report. Holder? Jarrett?

    • dems are trying to say it is confusion between the classified and unclassified talking points. no lying, intentional misdirection – she (Rice) just read the unclassified memo. BS!!

    • I just listened to Hannity interviewing Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Peter King (R – NY) and both said Obama is lying. The reason the Republicans (Graham and McCain) want that special Benghazi panel is because if the information is about whatever the State Department has responsibility, then that is the only information they can garner from whomever they are interviewing. Likewise for the Defense Department. So each separate committee i.e., House Foreign Affairs Committee can not get all of the information, they only get piecemeal information that is under their auspices. Now it makes perfect sense why McCain and others are calling for the special Benghazi panel.

      On FOX, Dana said, “Obama Intentionally Lied.” He was fully aware of what was going on during the terrorist attack.

      • A news clip of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s (R-CA) opening statement during the 11/15/12 House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Benghazi terrorist attack.

        • MSNBC said it “turned ugly”. The Obamanation has been ugly from the get go!

          “”This is not simply a cover up of a third-rate burglary,” he alleged. “We have four of our personnel dead, and it is not a McCarthy-era tactic to demand accountability and to demand that American people are not misinformed about it to the point that they don’t know what the threat is.”

          The back and forth continued when Rep. Jean Schmidt, a Republican from Ohio, also accused the administration of lying.”

          The DemoncRATS pulled out Colin Powell and WMD, Reagan and Beirut, and Bush and 9/11. So THEY REALLY AND TRULY CARE ABOUT AMERICAN LIVES, DON’T THEY? If they were patriots, then they would want to know the TRUTH, too.

    • Ha! I started to watch that and about 10 words in I shut it off and said he’s just going to spin this!

    • A new wrinkle… Did Jill meet with this person at the White House? She certainly does get around.

      The Ineligible and the Disloyal
      Nov. 16


        At around the time that Ms. Broadwell was being interviewed by FBI agents in late September, Ms. Kelley was making plans to visit the White House to see a staffer she had met months earlier at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, the White House official said.
        Key Facts in the Petraeus Scandal

        The staffer, whom the White House official declined to identify, [I’ll bet!] met Ms. Kelley and her twin sister for breakfast at the White House mess on Sept. 28 and for lunch on Oct. 24. A White House tour on Nov. 4 included Ms. Kelley, her sister and other family members. [Access for services rendered? Planning going on? Or just apprising her of what’s coming?]

        The White House official said Ms. Kelley and her husband had met the staffer, a lawyer who had previously worked as a civilian in Afghanistan, during an earlier visit by the staffer to the military’s Central Command at MacDill.”

        IT’S THE TIMING. Just look at the timing. As they were interviewing Broadwall. As the Benghazi affair was heating up. As Petraeus might have been going off the reservation. As the campaign was scrambling. A WHITE HOUSE STAFFER! WHO?


    I was prepared for that story to be about slamming the Republicans but it has insight into the LIBYAN “investigation” into the terrorist attack and why they’re not really investigating–AFRAID of the militias. And also that they may have been in on it!

  7. Rival Of Petraeus Mistress May Be A Spy
    November 17, 2012 Snip

    Is Jill Kelley, the alleged rival of former CIA chief David Petraeus’ mistress, a spy?

    Some are beginning to think so. [Honey Pot!]

    Imagine you are a spy and want to flirt your way into the hearts of the most powerful men in the United States. Where would you set up shop?

    Washington, D.C.?


    MacDill Air Force Base, Central Command, outside of Tampa, Florida, which is ground zero for America’s military might.

    • They say she’s not a U.S. citizen. How do they know this? Is this true? They link to this:
      “In November 2010, Kelley passed a background check and was given a MacDill ID allowing her onto the base without a military escort in daylight hours whenever she desired.

      The ID is one of about 800 issued by the 6th Air Mobility Wing in a program called Friends of MacDill. Kelley would have been among the first area residents to take part.

      “Some people have told me they’ve lived their whole lives in Tampa and never set foot on the base,” Col. Lenny Richoux, former wing commander, told the Tampa Bay Times in a 2011 story. “So I said, ‘Well, come on down and see. This is federal property. This belongs to you.’ ”

      The wing serves as something akin to a landlord for other commands at the base, including U.S. Central Command. Petraeus was CentCom’s chief from 2008 to 2010. The wing is in charge of base security, and its armed personnel stand watch at MacDill’s entry gates.

      Kelley obtained the ID four months after Petraeus left CentCom in June 2010 to take command of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Allen, as deputy commander, served as CentCom’s acting chief for six weeks after Petraeus’ departure.

      Kelley’s pass was renewed in February 2012 but was revoked Tuesday until an investigation is completed into her email relationship with Allen.

      Timm Sweeney, who runs an international marketing and research firm in Tampa, told the Times last year that he was a participant in the Friends program.

      “MacDill has a very good vetting process,” he said. “It’s not like they’re just inviting any crazy on the base.” … Kelley was proud of her titles.

      “Btw I was made the (honorary) Ambassador to US Central Command’s Coalition!” she told a Times reporter in a Sept. 28 email. “In addition to that, I was just recently appointed to be the Honorary Consulate General to South Korea! I’m in DC today — just left from breakfast at the White House. . . . I really hope to see you soon!””

      Payment for services rendered in the type of coin she desired?

    • That’s sick, isn’t it? What’s the attraction? Same taste in men or does she recognize a fellow “desi”? She was laying it on thick. Where was Mooch? I didn’t know Hillary was there. Looks like she’s feeling flirty, too. Notice how Hillary has to walk behind. Nice.

      What about this resemblance?

      Partying down, aren’t they? While Americans suffer under the Obamaconomy and the fiscal cliff looms. Did you see what his new name is? “The Pacific President”. Seriously. You know one reason he’s there? To lobby on behalf of a minority of 110,000 MUSLIMS in Burma, which is the “most discriminated against” group in the world, or so he says.

      Dare I mention those head scars?


    The bottom line in this story is that they had everybody under the spotlight this past week–everybody who would have been involved in making up or editing those talking points–EXCEPT THE WH AND BARRY’S PERSONAL PEEPS. ALL of the people questioned denied changing the talking points or knowing who did. SO HOW DID THEY GET CHANGED? Process of elimination–Obamas appointees, his toadies, or his campaign operatives did it.

  9. PUKE….. Look at ME….I’m Sandra DEE…. ‘Grease’ um UP!!!!
    ….. & …Aung San Suu Kyi …. says… get BIT!!!

    • Maybe I’m stereotyping but aren’t Asian people generally reserved and isn’t it important to not invade their personal space?

  10. RAMBL ON ~ (so says their JEEP)… guilt~shame guilt~shame…. BS
    I don’t BELIEVE YA LADY ~ Till that money starts Rolling in… TRASH!

  11. Can’t find a single photo of Saturday Nights preformance … Eric Holder & MO ….in Washington DC with Aretha Franklin singing 2 her VIP Guests…..
    and 3,000 fans…. love that lady… she is 70 and still doing it!

    • Thank goodness. Wasn’t she very sick not so long ago? (I’m thinking that it probably made her sick to perform while looking at Mooch.) So while the cat’s away the mice play (although one must wonder how Mooch is enjoying the pics of her hubs drooling over those Asian women. Humiliating, I’d say.)

  12. Born on a Friday … Yep… your age.. do it …51x’s BO takes a short cut….
    I’ll do it 11….. just 2 much…. so much for traditions!

    Obama visit to Myanmar mixes diplomacy and tourism,0,5058960.story

  13. The ugly truth about Benghazi and Team Obama
    By Michael Goodwin
    November 19, 2012

    Until Friday, there were two possible explanations for why the White House failed to immediately call the Benghazi attack an act of terrorism. One was incompetence, the other was worse.

    Now there is only one, and it is the worse one. Based on the persuasive testimony of ex-CIA boss David Petraeus, it is clear the Obama administration made a deliberate decision to mislead Congress and the American people
    So the president lied, including in a speech to the United Nations, where he cited the video as the reason for the attack. He sent out reams of flunkies to do the same, including his snide press secretary, Jay Carney.
    The first tests will come with the next round of hearings. Any attempt by the White House to block the appearance of any official who played a role in shaping the false narrative should be seen as proof that the stonewalling continues.

    In that case, the full power of the constitution must be brought to bear. Nobody is above the law, even the president.

    • You have to wonder where this guy has been since … what? 2004? The explanation for anything Barry does is always the worst case scenario, he always lies, the constitution has already been ignored and flouted, he’s already broken the law in ways too numerous to count, he’s stolen another election, and Congress so far has capitulated. What’s going to change now?

  14. Official: Changes to Benghazi talking points made by intel community
    November 19th, 2012 07:32 PM ET
    By Pam Benson

    The intelligence community – not the White House, State Department or Justice Department – was responsible for the substantive changes made to the talking points distributed for government officials who spoke publicly about the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, the spokesman for the director of national intelligence said Monday. [Shawn Turner].
    “The statement released this evening by the DNI’s spokesman regarding how the Intelligence Community’s talking points were changed gives a new explanation that differs significantly from information provided in testimony to the Committee last week,” said committee spokeswoman Susan Phalen. “Chairman Rogers looks forward to discussing this new explanation with Director Clapper as soon as possible to understand how the DNI reached this conclusion and why leaders of the Intelligence Community testified late last week that they were unaware of who changed the talking points.”

  15. Congress investigates who changed Benghazi ‘talking points’
    Nov. 19
    Catherine Herridge reports from Washington, D.C.

  16. Rice has more problems than Benghazi.

    Back when she was an assistant secretary of state during the Clinton administration, Rice appalled colleagues by flipping her middle finger at Richard Holbrooke during a meeting with senior staff at the State Department, according to witnesses. Colleagues talk of shouting matches and insults. Among those she has insulted is the woman she would replace at State. Rice was one of the first former Clinton administration officials to defect to Obama’s primary campaign against Hillary. Rice condemned Clinton’s Iraq and Iran positions, asking for an “explanation of how and why she got those critical judgments wrong.” Rice’s pugilism provoked an attempt by the Russians to weigh in last week in opposition to Rice as secretary of state. The Russian business daily Kommersant quoted an anonymous Russian foreign ministry official saying Rice, who quarreled with Russia over Syria, is “too ambitious and aggressive,” and her appointment would make it “more difficult for Moscow to work with Washington.”

    Read more:

    • That article criticizes her time at the UN. This is the article by (surprisingly) Dana Milbank that criticizes her, as quoted above:

      “Rice’s put-down of Clinton was tame compared with her portrayal of McCain during 2008, which no doubt contributes to McCain’s hostility toward her today. She mocked McCain’s trip to Iraq (“strolling around the market in a flak jacket”), called his policies “reckless” and said “his tendency is to shoot first and ask questions later. It’s dangerous.”

      It was Rice’s own shoot-first tendency that caused her to be benched as a spokesman for the Obama campaign for a time in 2008. She unnerved European allies when she denounced as “counterproductive” and “self-defeating” the U.N. policy that Iran suspend its nuclear program before talks can begin. She criticized President George W. Bush and McCain because they “insisted” on it. But, as The Post’s Glenn Kessler pointed out at the time, European diplomats were rattled by such remarks because the precondition was their idea.

      So there might be another reason besides racism (joking!) that McCain dislikes Rice. She mocked him and if you ask her, she has some gall to ridicule a war hero who spent 5 years in the Hanoi Hilton. He’s more than earned the right to wear a flak jacket. I’d like to see Rice over there, flak jacket or not. Preferably not. She must be a real piece of work if even the leftist toady Dana Milbank criticizes her. Oh, and I guess she wants Iran to have nukes. Nice.

  17. McCain ‘Frustrated’ by Reports DNI Altered Benghazi Talking Points
    20 Nov 2012

    Today, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released a statement about reports suggesting that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence had removed references to al Qaeda from talking points given to UN Ambassador Susan Rice about the terrorist attack in Benghazi. Rice infamously went on national television some five times to claim that the attacks in Benghazi were spontaneous and driven by a YouTube video.

    McCain’s statement is rife with frustration: I am somewhat surprised and frustrated to read reports that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence was responsible for removing references to Al-Qaeda from the unclassified talking points about the Benghazi attack that Ambassador Susan Rice and other officials used in the early days after September 11, 2012. I participated in hours of hearings in the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence last week regarding the events in Benghazi, where senior intelligence officials were asked this very question, and all of them – including the Director of National Intelligence himself – told us that they did not know who made the changes. Now we have to read the answers to our questions in the media. There are many other questions that remain unanswered. But this latest episode is another reason why many of us are so frustrated with, and suspicious of, the actions of this Administration when it comes to the Benghazi attack.

    If the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, himself testified that he did not know who made the changes to the Benghazi talking points, somebody is lying. Clapper should be subpoenaed immediately.

    • McCain should also be frustrated with and suspicious of the media, since most of the so-called reporting they do is via ANONYMOUS SOURCES which could likely not exist or simply be making things up. McCain reads in the news only this crap that they print, which they attribute to anonymous sources. Of what use is it? Clapper, obviously, is not the brightest bulb in the box, which is exactly how Barry likes the white toadies who work for him and do his bidding. So lacking in brightness is Clapper that he doesn’t even recognize when he contradicts himself. It truly is like Orwell’s imaginary world. History rewritten, as if they don’t remember the lies they told yesterday.

    • The complicit Lanny Davis, fwiw:
      “When UN Ambassador Susan Rice appeared on TV morning talk shows on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2012, she did so because the White House asked her to – to discuss not only the tragic events of September 11 in Benghazi, Libya, leading to the loss of 4 American lives, but also, the topic of Israel’s concerns about Iran’s closeness to nuclear capability, and the spread of violent protests in the Muslim world triggered by the anti-Muslim video.

      She has been accused of intentionally misleading the American people on these programs. The facts prove otherwise: the ambassador faithfully repeated the “talking points” drafted by the intelligence community and given to her prior to her TV appearances. These same talking points on which she relied had been approved by CIA Director, General David Petraeus and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

      Here is the text of the talking points made public last Friday by Senator Diane Feinstein.

      “The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the US diplomatic post in Benghazi and subsequently its annex. There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.”

      THERE WERE NO DEMONSTRATIONS, VIOLENT OR OTHERWISE. This we know for fact. WHY then, did the approved talking points, refer to “DEMONSTRATIONS?”

      Davis goes on to selective quote Rice, but it’s obvious that she uses the word “protest” and she also says, “individual clusters of extremists who came with heavier weapons…and it evolved from there.”

      NOTHING “evolved”. It was a planned, coordinated terrorist assault from the get-go. A spontaneous demonstration that later “evolves” into an assault does NOT BEGIN WITH ROADBLOCKS hours before the assault. Then she says, “opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding.”

      Nothing was “unfolding”. The roadblocks were up. The militants were in place with their weapons and the gasoline they brought to set fire to the building. In addition, it’s said that the WH only changed the talking points to refer to “diplomatic mission” instead of “consulate”.

      “”The only edit that was made by the White House and also by the State Department was to change the word ‘consulate’ to the word ‘diplomatic facility,’ since the facility in Benghazi was not formally a consulate,” Rhodes told reporters Saturday aboard Air Force One.”

      But, but, but–the Feinstein version says “diplomatic post” not “diplomatic FACILITY” AND it’s been reported that Rice did not use that WH inserted talking point but repeatedly referred to it as a “consulate”.

      Por exemplo: “RICE: They are not on the ground yet but they have already begun looking at all sorts of evidence of various sorts already available to them and to us. And they will get on the ground and continue the investigation. So we’ll want to see the results of that investigation to draw any definitive conclusions. But based on the best information we have to date, what our assessment is as of the present is in fact what — 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. But soon after that spontaneous protest began outside of our consulate in Benghazi, we believe that it looks like extremist elements, individuals, joined in that effort with heavy weapons of the sort that are, unfortunately, readily now available in Libya post-revolution. And that it spun from there into something much, much more violent.
      SCHIEFFER: But you do not agree with him that this was something that had been plotted out several months ago?
      RICE: We do not — we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned.”

      If the ONE thing that Barry’s peeps changed on her talking points was to call it a “facility” or a “mission” (if you will), then WHY DID SHE USE THE WORD CONSULATE, WHICH THEY SPECIFICALLY EXCISED? Why did she use the word PROTEST when there was NO PROTEST IN BENGHAZI?

      So we are back to square one.


      Now they’re calling McCain a racist for opposing Rice for the liar that she is.

  18. A different take on this story.

    Petraeus Set Up By Israel
    November 20, 2012

    The establishment media tells a tangled tale about the scandal that forced the resignation of David H. Petraeus as Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director. However, there are important details that shed new light on the matter compared to what the mainstream media has been reporting.

    • Interesting theory but I don’t think I buy it. Petraeus did and said only what he was told to by Barry. The one to bring down (POLITICALLY) would have been Barry. Had the Israelis known of this affair and wanted it to be brought out before the election, you can be sure it would have been out there. btw, I’m sure the Israelis know enough about who Barry really is that they could accomplish the same by telling what they know. Why they do not is beyond me. By getting rid of Petraeus, do they really think Barry will suddenly be pro-Israel? If he’s ACTING as if he is on their side today, that’s only taqiyya for some other purpose down the road. Unless Netanyahu is playing the birther card, and Barry’s going along, at least until after the Inauguration.

      • Ohhh good thought that Israel is holding the birther card! I didn’t think of that. But that is exactly what other countries have over Obama. They know. Unfortunately, it may come into play with Russia over the nukes too.
        After all, it is Lord Monckton that told Great Britain’s Parliament…so they know.

        Didn’t you notice a change in Obama’s tune toward Israel. He is on the aggressive side this week. Back to Mr. Passive next week.

        • Yeah, I noticed. It was so obvious. After all, he promised to always stand with the Muslims, so why suddenly claim that he recognizes Israel’s right to defend itself?

  19. Interesting poll from the Leftist Pew. Now why would they want people to think that people are more interested in the fiscal cliff than the Benghazi scandal? Neither one is very good for the usurper. Can you believe it, Repubs were more interested in Benghazi – is that because FOX reported on it while the MSM ignored it for 2 months?

    Pew poll: Americans following fiscal cliff more than David Petraeus scandal
    November 20, 2012

    The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press polled 1,002 adults about which news story they have been following most closely in the last week: the debate over the so-called “fiscal cliff,” the FBI investigation that led to CIA Director David Petraeus’s resignation over an extra-marital affair, the renewed violence between Israel and the Palestinians, or the investigation into the attack at the Benghazi consulate that killed four Americans.

    The story that received the most attention, according to the poll, was the fiscal cliff, which 33 percent of respondents said they were following very closely. That was trailed by the Libya investigation (28 percent), the Middle East violence (27 percent) and, lagging behind, the Petraeus resignation (22 percent).

    • That’s actually rather promising. The tabloid-like press believes that they can distract from anything negative about Barry by playing up the sex scandal, and yet it’s not working so well. I’m heartened to learn that people are paying attention to the economic problems in this country; and also that they rank the Libyan investigation AHEAD of the salacious Petraeus affair.

      • They are interested a little late.. after reelecting BHO. Do they equate the fiscal cliff with their own finances? Do they now think they were duped? – oh how silly, their interest was only for a couple weeks, they are now back to watching regular TV. We’ll see them again in 4 years.

        • Maybe they’re just worried that Barry will veto the bill that extends the cuts to all and so then their taxes will go back up again, too.

  20. David Petraeus scandal: Jill Kelley ‘flew on military jets with General John Allen’
    November 21 Snips

    One of the socialite twins at the centre of the David Petraeus sex scandal took taxpayer-funded military flights with the second US general involved, it was claimed yesterday, as her sister broke cover to seek support for a bitter custody battle.

    Jill Kelley, who prompted the FBI inquiry leading to Mr Petraeus’s resignation as CIA director, reportedly made numerous journeys on military-owned jets, including a flight to Washington with Gen John Allen, the US commander in Afghanistan.
    The finding came as Mrs Kelley’s identical twin, Natalie Khawam, became the first figure at the centre of the saga to speak publicly, in an attempt to gain publicity for her appeal in a long-running custody dispute with her estranged husband. Appearing at a press conference in Washington with the celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, Miss Khawam thanked Mr Petraeus and his wife, Holly, for testifying to her good character to assist a previous failed bid to regain rights over her four-year-old son.

    • Another snake in the pot – Gloria Allred! She is likened to the race baiters Jessee and Al – they appear whenever something salacious is going down. Another twist to this story. Gloria swoops in and Natalie outs her twin, Jill. After taking cover under the loving democrat’s wing, Natalie outs her sister in a press conference. [How like Gloria.] Now what did Jill’s traveling have to do with her custody battle? – only Gloria knows. Is the cash strapped Natalie spilling and spinning lies (as suggested by a judge) so that Gloria will take her case pro bono?

    • I freaking KNEW IT! I had a flash of insight the other day:

      What I said! Just the kind of woman Allred loves. Amazing.

  21. Attorney Allred …. Strikes once more…. Twin SISTER….

    Published on: November 20, 2012
    Photography by: The NATIONAL ENQUIRER/AP

    TALK about a shot to the heart! Before she was exposed as the mistress of disgraced CIA Director DAVID PETRAEUS, sexy PAULA BROADWELL was snapped shooting up a storm with a submachine gun.

    The red-hot married mother of two turned up the heat while at a Virginia Beach, Va., shooting range in December 2011 – about two months after starting the scandalous affair – as these exclusive ENQUIRER photos show.

    “She changed into those tight jeans and riding boots specifically to shoot guns at the firing range,” David Crane, owner and editor-in-chief of, told The ENQUIRER. “She looked very sexy shooting a submachine gun, so I started taking her picture. She was a decent shot and didn’t seem to have a problem hitting the targets.

    “When I first heard that Paula was the woman connected to General Petraeus, I wasn’t surprised. He was all she wanted to talk about!”

    Crane said that Broadwell was there to participate in a corporate documen­tary for the gun manufacturer Kriss USA, and he photographed her blasting away with an assault weapon that fires up to 1,500 rounds per minute. When she wasn’t shooting, he said she was busy texting and talking on the phone – and doing a lot of smirking.

    “She mentioned she was writing a book about General Petraeus and that it required her to spend a lot of time with him,” Crane recalled. “She came across as well-educated, articulate, intelligent and highly professional.

    “And being so sexy likely worked in her favor to gain access to the general.”

    • To funny. She is a Lt. Col. in the military, so yes, she can be armed and dangerous. Oh my, she was at a shooting range too. That article is intended to sell magazines.

  23. Maybe David wanted this… since Adultery is NOT an ADULT GAME!
    Holly & daughter Ann deserve much more respect than what he showed them… Ann was just MARRIED for 1 MONTH!!! Very trashy…..

  24. Seems that Susan Rice has a history of entering into conspiracies to change reality to suit campaign goals.

    “In a quote for a 2002 book written by Samantha Power, Ms. Rice stated, in her attempted defense of the Clinton Administration’s inaction in response to the genocide that was taking place in the tiny African Nation of Rwanda in 1994, “If we use the word ‘genocide’ and are seen as doing nothing, what will be the effect on the November congressional election?” It was later revealed that President Clinton, along with Madeline Albright, Anthony Lake, Warren Christopher, and Ms. Rice were all part of a coordinated effort not only to block U.N. action to stop the genocide, but to work behind the scenes to craft public opinion on the issue by removing words such as “genocide” and “ethnic cleansing” from official State Department and CIA memos.”

    It’s interesting that the article says that in the 90s the Congressional Black Caucus OPPOSED Rice because they perceived her as “elite” but today they defend her. In addition, the article points out that Rice, LIKE BARRY, skips votes at the UN. I read elsewhere that she also is absent from many important meetings there.

    Rwanda is in the news again today, with the city of Goma in the Congo being overrun by Rwandan-backed “rebels” known as M23. I confess to knowing very little about this conflict, but surely there must be a Muslim element in there somewhere. It does seem to go back to that age-old conflict between the minority but RULING Tutsis and the majority but “oppressed” Hutus.

  25. Trey Gowdy. We need MORE like him with the guts to stand up and call Barry out:

    “Instead of taking up for Susan Rice, here’s the deal I’ll make with the president, you come in her place and testify before Congress and answer her questions.”

    Video at the link.

  26. Just for kicks: Who is Susan Rice?
    “Rice was born in Washington, D.C., to Emmett J. Rice (1919–2011), Cornell University economics professor and the second black governor of the Federal Reserve System; and education policy scholar Lois (Dickson) Fitt, currently at the Brookings Institution. Her parents divorced during her youth. …

    Rice was a three-sport athlete, student council president, and valedictorian at National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., a private girls’ day school . She played point guard in basketball and directed the offense, acquiring the nickname “Spo”, short for “Sportin'”.

    Rice said that her parents taught her to “never use race as an excuse or advantage”, and as a young girl she “dreamed of becoming the first U.S. Senator from the District of Columbia“. She also held “lingering fears” that her accomplishments would be diminished by people who attributed them to affirmative action. …

    Rice attended Stanford University, where she received a Truman Scholarship, and graduated with a B.A. in history in 1986. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

    Awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, Rice attended New College, Oxford, where she earned a M.Phil. in 1988 and D.Phil. in 1990. The Chatham House-British International Studies Association honored her dissertation entitled, “Commonwealth Initiative in Zimbabwe, 1979-1980: Implication for International Peacekeeping” as the UK’s most distinguished in international relations. …

    Rice was managing director and principal at Intellibridge from 2001 to 2002. In 2002, she joined the Brookings Institution as senior fellow in the Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development program. At Brookings, she focused on U.S. foreign policy, weak and failing states, the implications of global poverty, and transnational threats to security. During the 2004 presidential campaign, Rice served as a foreign policy adviser to John Kerry. …”

    Nepotism. Her mother is at Brookings, too:

    That’s her wedding announcement:
    “Susan Elizabeth Rice, the daughter of Dr. Emmett J. Rice and Lois Dickson Fitt, both of Washington, was married there yesterday to Ian Officer Cameron, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Newton D. Cameron of Victoria, British Columbia. The Rev. Kwase Thornell performed the Episcopal ceremony at the St. Albans School chapel.

    Mrs. Cameron, 27 years old, is a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, the international management consulting company, in Toronto. She graduated from Stanford University and received a doctorate in international relations from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Her father, a retired senior vice president at the National Bank of Washington, is a former governor of the Federal Reserve. Her mother is a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution.

    Mr. Cameron, 31, is a television producer in Toronto for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He also graduated from Stanford, and received a master’s in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. His father, who is retired, owned the Victoria Plywood Company, a lumber company in Victoria.”

    Rice went on leave from the Brookings Institution to serve as a senior foreign policy advisor to Senator Barack Obama in his 2008 presidential campaign.”

    Did they know Mark Ndesandjo at Stanford?


    Terrorism experts blame [SUSAN] Rice for having played a key role in blocking efforts to neutralize Osama bin Laden in the 1990s. According to Mansoor Ijaz, a former trouble shooter for Clinton, the FBI had their efforts to capture bin Laden “overruled every single time by the State Department, by Susan Rice and her cronies, who were hell-bent on destroying the Sudan.” In a Washington Post Op-Ed published in 2002, Mansoor Ijaz and Tim Carney, U.S. Ambassador to Sudan blamed Susan Rice for being a major obstacle to accepting offers of help from Sudan and to share their intelligence on bin Laden’s terror network. Rice was also influential in the Clinton Administration’s remaining uninvolved in the Rwandan genocide that took place in that nation in 1994. The Atlantic (September 2001) published an article by Samantha Power titled: “Bystanders to Genocide,” and outlined Rice’s role in the do-nothing policy of the Clinton Administration. At one point during debate on what the Administration should do, Rice said: “If we use the word ‘genocide’ and are seen as doing nothing, what will be the effect on the November congressional election?” Those present were stunned by her comment. Lt. Colonel Tony Marley remembers the statement: “We could believe that people would wonder that, but not that they would actually voice it.” Rice claimed that if she did make this statement it was inappropriate. … “Susan Rice’s appointment as U.N. Ambassador sends a clear signal to United Nations lovers that the Obama Administration will be kowtowing to the wishes of this corrupt international organization,” said TVC Executive Director Andrea Lafferty. “Rice is viewed by one-world advocates as a positive sign that Obama will submit to U.N. edicts.””

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