By: Arlen Williams
This morning, Andrea Shea King conducted a brief (half-hour) and for the only major media -informed, very revelatory interview with retired Admiral James A. Lyons. It concerned the realities of Barack Hussein Obama, Muslim Brotherhood’s Obama-accelerated but longstanding infiltration of American halls of power, the use of the U.S. Department of State, and just a smidge about “our” corrupt (anti-)American exploits in “Arab Spring” lands.
Of special interest to me, at the 16:40 point, Ms. King asks Adm. Lyons why the Gowdy committee on Benghazi is moving at a “glacial pace,” and the latter gives more of the answer than one usually hears, about what has become obvious.
Why don’t you listen to it, rather than my transcribing?
Get to the Submarines
And I’ll have to take the bull by the horns to relate more of it, going where it is not comfortable for most patriots to go, in answer to just such a question. It has to do with the post-Illuminati committees and clubs, with their ever growing globalist, cartel collective state, and their parasitic control by, but hardly limited to, their burgeoning kleptocracy-bankocracy complex.
It is a subject matter so critical to our chief enemy in the world to hush, that from what I see, they pay certain personalities to act buffoonish and otherwise repulsive, who pose as those who would expose it.
For the moment, here are two of our best anti-buffoons:
Andrea Shea King Show,
Friday, February 27, 2015
Admiral James Lyons
On this Friday morning edition we’re talking with Adm. James “Ace” Lyons (US Navy Ret.) about the President’s radical extremism conference, ISIS, the MB penetration of all our federal agencies and the impact on our policies and strategy. We’ll get his take on the Benghazi tragedy, and what he expects will come out of Congressman Trey Gowdy’s Select Committee charged with investigating it. Adm. Lyons has speculated the death of Amb. Stevens resulted from a bungled attempt to have him kidnapped by Ansar al-Sharia to facilitate a prisoner exchange resulting in the release of Omar Abdel-Rahman.
We’ll get his views on Iran’s nuclear program and his participation in the recent Center for Security Policy’s Defeat Jihad Summit.
James Aloysius “Ace” Lyons, Jr. is a retired Admiral who served as Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet from 1985-87. He served in the Navy for 36 years, including as Sr. US Military Representative to the UN and Dep. Chief of Naval Operations.
He’s a graduate of the US Naval Academy and received post grad degrees from the US Naval War College and the US National Defense University. He is the CEO of LION Associates.
Lyons has claimed the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated every US security agency under the Obama presidency and alleges that John Brennan, Director of the CIA, was a Muslim convert. Lyons alleges that the MB is planning to start a political party to influence American domestic politics.
For more related to James Lyons, see our tag, including articles by Diana West and Roger Aronoff.
By: Roger Aronoff
Accuracy in Media
We have repeatedly exposed how the mainstream media consistently ignore the “phony scandal” of the multiple terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya in 2012, and the unnecessary deaths of four brave Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Indeed, the mainstream media shy away from covering this scandal or, alternatively, dismiss efforts to expose the ongoing government cover-up as an attack on Hillary Clinton’s presidential chances.
But the media should be furious because they—alongside of the American public—were sold a lie by the Obama administration. And the media became one of the tools through which that lie was disseminated. The latest disclosures have come to light thanks to the ongoing efforts of Judicial Watch.
Document after released document shows that the Secretary of State, the Defense Secretary, the head of AFRICOM, and the President of the United States himself, were informed, shortly after the attack began, that Benghazi was an attack by terrorists. Yet most of the media, such as New York Times reporter David Kirkpatrick, defensively maintain the official narrative years later that the attack “was fueled in large part by anger at an American-made video denigrating Islam.”
“The Regional Security Officer reports the diplomatic mission is under attack. Tripoli reports approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well,” states an email forwarded to Cheryl Mills, Secretary Clinton’s chief of staff at the time, as well as Clinton’s deputy chief-of-staff for policy and her executive assistant. It is dated September 11, 2012 at 4:07 p.m. EST—about a half hour after the attack in Benghazi began. The argument that senior State Department personnel did not inform their direct superior, Mrs. Clinton, of the facts surrounding the unfolding situation strains credulity.
“State Department emails released through a lawsuit by Judicial Watch show that then-Secretary Hillary Clinton knew as the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi was under way that it was being carried out by terrorists,” reports Jerome Corsi for WorldNetDaily. Yet, “Clinton blamed the attack on ‘rage and violence over an awful Internet video’” just days later when “she spoke at a ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base on Sept. 14, 2014” as the remains of those slain returned to the U.S. She also made similar assertions on September 12, 2012.
Andrew McCarthy, writing for National Review, connected the dots, detailing the anatomy of the attempted cover-up.
While the attacks were still going on, “Secretary Clinton issued an official statement claiming the assault may have been in ‘response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet,’” McCarthy writes. He continues, “Secretary Clinton’s statement took pains to add that ‘the United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others’—further intimating that the video was the cause of the attack. I have previously recounted that this official Clinton statement was issued shortly after 10 p.m.—minutes after President Obama and Secretary Clinton spoke briefly on the telephone about events in Benghazi, according to Clinton’s congressional testimony. The White House initially denied that Obama had spoken with Clinton or other top cabinet officials that night. The president’s version of events changed after Secretary Clinton’s testimony.”
The new emails from Judicial Watch also show that Clinton’s top officials were trying to get third parties to echo false information that they were fully aware was incorrect, according to the group’s President Tom Fitton, who spoke at a press briefing on February 26. And they stopped talking to the press so that statements about the video would receive more coverage.
Mills asked the State Department to stop answering press inquiries after Mrs. Clinton’s statement about “inflammatory material posted on the Internet” was “hanging out there,” writing, “Can we stop answering emails for the night Toria [Victoria Nuland] b/c now the first one is hanging out there.”
Fitton also said that the released emails leave no doubt that Clinton’s closest advisors knew the basic facts about Benghazi immediately, and that Clinton knowingly lied about the YouTube video’s role in Benghazi. He cited the failure of the media to have any curiosity about this issue and condemned Congress for not holding the administration more accountable.
The Select Committee on Benghazi contacted Judicial Watch a day before the press briefing regarding its documents and specialized knowledge about Benghazi, said Fitton. Yet the Select Committee began interviewing State Department officials earlier this month, without these documents.
The cover-up by the administration, including by Mrs. Clinton, has only become more apparent with the release of Judicial Watch’s most recent “smoking gun” emails from the State Department. Will the media continue to look the other way in an attempt to save Mrs. Clinton’s reputation and her White House bid, or will it finally begin to demand real accountability? Unfortunately, I think we already know the answer to that, leaving it up to Rep. Trey Gowdy’s (R-SC) committee, and groups like Judicial Watch, and our Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi.
The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match-up.
Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land!
Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d,
As home his footsteps he hath turn’d
From wandering on a foreign strand!
If such there breathe, go, mark him well;
For him no Minstrel raptures swell;
High though his titles, proud his name,
Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;
Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
The wretch, concentred all in self,
Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust, from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonour’d, and unsung. – Sir Walter Scott
Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory. – General George S. Patton
I was only the servant of my country and had I, at any moment, failed to express her unflinching resolve to fight and conquer, I should at once have been rightly cast aside. – Sir Winston Churchill
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. – 1 Samuel 16:7
This week’s winning essay, Joshuapundit’s – Is President Obama A Christian? Does He Love America? was my reaction to the question raised by former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the media meltdown that followed. Here’s a slice:
Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani created a press-fueled tempest in a teapot when he raised those issues at a private dinner. As you know, only Democrats and Leftists are entitled to private conversations and secrecy even the Mafia would envy. And of course, to the freedom to express their opinions no matter how bat sh*t crazy they are. Rudy Giuliani obviously doesn’t qualify for that kind of protection.
Of course the press leaped on this. The current administration and its minions are free to refer to ‘right wing Tea Partiers’ as terrorists and to deride a serving US General commanding a combat operation as ‘General Betray Us’ in the New York Times, but again, the rule for Democrats and the Left is that you may never question their patriotism under any circumstances, no matter what they say or do.
Having pretty much struck out trying to smear GOP front runner Governor Scott Walker for not undergoing four years or more of Leftist indoctrination at someplace like Harvard, Yale, Columbia or Princeton, the Obama media decided to grab at another straw and make a point of asking Governor Walker if he thought this president was a Christian.
His quite sensible reply was that he didn’t know, and as Byron York pointed out, a fair amount of Americans don’t know either. I suppose it all depends on whether you consider Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church with its radical politics and its anti-Semitic and racialist overtones ‘Christian.’ Or whether you’re confused about a president who defends Islam and Islamists at every turn while dissing Christianity and standing by and doing nothing while Christians are being ethnically cleansed from the Middle East by those peaceful Islamists.
But at any rate, the only way to know for sure would be to look inside this president’s head and heart, and Walker was astute in simply saying he wasn’t going to attempt that.
Now, does this president love America? Again, like the question about Christianity, it all depends on what your definition of loving America is.
In his memoir about his time as Secretary of Defense in the Bush and Obama Administrations, Robert Gates chronicled his struggle to contain his rage as former Democrat Senators and 2008 presidential candidates Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden chuckled to Gates about how their efforts during the second Bush administration to sabotage America’s war effort in Iraq and the Surge in particular while our troops were under fire were ‘hah hah,just politics, ho ho.’ As Gates related, these efforts along with their calculated attempts to insult and emasculate its commander General Petraeus literally cost American lives.
Now again, some people are going to say ‘what difference does it make?’ Others would be outraged at this and a lot of other things that have happened in this administration.
So you see, it all depends on your point of view.
But walk with me a minute.
Let’s say,just for giggles, we elected a president who actually didn’t love the country, but whose agenda could more accurately be described in one word – payback.
How would such a president behave?
Much more at the link.
In our non-Council category, the winner was the one and only Mark Steyn with Oh Beautiful For Specious Guys submitted by The Noisy Room.
Steyn exercises his usual mastery at getting to the heart of the matter, in this case the Obama Administration’s craven response to
violent, radical Islamism uhhh, ‘violent extremism’ that dares not speak its name. A must read.
Here are this week’s full results. Only the Right Planet was unable to vote this week, but was not subject to the usual 2/3 vote penalty for not voting:
- *First place with 3 votes! – Joshuapundit – Is President Obama A Christian? Does He Love America?
- Second place with 2 1/3 votes – Bookworm Room – Hey, Sweden! How’s that open immigration and PC-multiculturalism working out in your faux-socialist land?
- Third place *t* with 1 1/3 votes – Nice Deb – Al Sisi and Haftar Fight ISIS in Libya With No Help From US – While Obama Meets With Muslim Brotherhood
- Third place *t* with 1 1/3 votes – The Right Planet – Doomed To Repeat…
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 vote – GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD – China’s Attack Strategy: Swarm Baby, Swarm
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 vote – The Noisy Room – The Russian Bear Moves In Next Door
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 vote – VA Right! – Is Obama a Christian or a Muslim? What Do His Deeds Say?
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 vote – Rhymes With Right – Is Obama A Christian
- Fifth place with 1/3 votes – Ask Marion – Texas Is Leading the Way to Stop President Obama’s Illegal Amnesty
- *First place with 3 votes! – Mark Steyn – Oh Beautiful For Specious Guys submitted by The Noisy Room
- Second place with 2 1/3 votes – Jonah Goldberg – Progressives’ Peculiar Sense of Patriotism submitted by Joshuapundit
- Third place with 1 2/3 votes – Warrior Lodge – A French Soldier’s View of US Soldiers in Afghanistan submitted by The Right Planet
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 votes – Sultan Knish – We Can Kill Our Way to Victory submitted by The Independent Sentinel
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 votes – Bobby Ghoush/Defense One – Why Arab Ground Troops Won’t Defeat ISIS submitted by GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 votes – The People’s Cube – Quran-Quran: glam band puts a face to the Muslim Invasion submitted by The Razor
- Fifth place *t* with 1/3 vote – Roll Call – McConnell Throws in Towel on DHS Fight, but Reid Is Waiting for Boehner to Cave (Updated) submitted by VA Right!
- Fifth place *t* with 1/3 vote – Gay Patriot – Liberals Really Are Less Patriotic than Conservatives submitted by Rhymes with Right
- Fifth place *t* with 1/3 vote – DC Clothesline – Jobs for Jihadists’ Applications Flood State Department submitted by The Glittering Eye
- Fifth place *t* with 1/3 vote – Mister Chambers – Onward To Defeat submitted by The Watcher
See you next week!
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The Conservative Treehouse
The Brief has also been challenged and with extensive vetting factually withstood all scrutiny. The report, while exhaustive in detail, remains the strongest summary of events surrounding the two years leading up to the Benghazi Libya attack on 9/11/12.
We have repeatedly stated The Benghazi Brief, and ALL of the cited information contained therein, is available for use by anyone who has a goal of communicating the truth surrounding the controversial events.
We presented the brief so that a larger understanding, a factual understanding, is possible. It can be used in part or in whole, or edited for use by any party. Anyone can do whatever they want with the detailed information provided. Our only request continues to be that the truth contained within it be maintained.
With that, a group of people committed to sharing the actual truth, and answering some of the more ridiculous conspiracy claims, have put the brief into a Power Point presentation so that it can be communicated to an audience during a speech or delivery.
The Power Point version is AVAILABLE HERE
The brief itself is available below in it’s entirety.
William is the founder of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens, a distinguished group of retired military, counterterrorism researchers, and national security bloggers that are issuing a 5-part series which documents the treasonous acts of the Obama administration.
William and John discuss Part 2 – In Plain Sight: A National Security “Smoking Gun”
(Also see Part I: The Betrayal Papers – Under Obama: The U.S. Captured by the Muslim Brotherhood.)
The Betrayal Papers is a collaborative effort by the Coalition of Concerned Citizens, which includes: Andrea Shea King, Dr. Ashraf Ramelah, Benjamin Smith, Bethany Blankley, Brent Parrish, Charles Ortel, Chris Nethery, Denise Simon, Dick Manasseri, Gary Kubiak, Gates of Vienna, Hannah Szenes, IQ al Rassooli, Jeff Bayard, Leslie Burt, Marcus Kohan, Mary Fanning, General Paul E. Vallely, Regina Thomson, Scott Smith, Terresa Monroe-Hamilton, Colonel Thomas Snodgrass, Trever Loudon, Wallace Bruschweiler, and William Palumbo.
Remember “Cap and Trade?” The anti-market allegedly “market-based” “solution” to man-faked global warming climate change?
A central authority (usually a governmental body) sets a limit or cap on the amount of a pollutant that may be emitted.
The limit or cap is allocated and/or sold by the central authority to firms in the form of emissions permits which represent the right to emit or discharge a specific volume of the specified pollutant.
Permits (and possibly also derivatives of permits) can then be traded on secondary markets.
Only if (you) want government to raise energy prices, make coal uneconomical as an electricity fuel, or restrict Americans’ access to carbon-based energy.…
“Cap and trade” is a policy so disastrous it couldn’t pass a Democrat-majority Congress – with Democrat President Barack Obama eagerly waiting with pen at the ready.
Except with this President, no terrible idea dies just because the Constitutional process demands it.
And so they have. Here’s the EPA’s “Cap and Trade” page.
And in government, terrible ideas are like kudzu – they rapidly, illegally spread everywhere.
“The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced an expanded partnership to support water quality trading…”
Oh look – the government is assaulting our farmers’ water supply. Where else have we seen that?
The EPA exists to assault the private sector. And it is teaming up with other government departments to maximize the damage.
The USDA is a complete waste of money, time and space. Humans have engaged in agriculture for 10,000 years – we did so for 9,900 of those years without a government department. I think we’ve got this.
And, of course, there is zero Constitutional authority granted to the federal government to have a USDA.
Having no useful purpose, the Department of Agriculture works day and night to make private agriculture more difficult and expensive. Which raises our food prices – and makes our farmers less competitive on the now-global market.
These government-inflicted regulations and costs – by a department that shouldn’t exist – foster other government programs that shouldn’t exist.
Like the horrendous Farm Bill. Government makes it nearly impossible for farmers to turn a profit – then subsidizes them.
Like Food Stamps. Government jacks the price of food – then buys tens of millions of people food at the government-inflated prices because they can no longer afford it.
The Obama Administration is assaulting the private sector with every department, agency, commission and board at its $4-trillion-a-year disposal. Including unilaterally imposing “Cap and Trade” across multiple agencies. And what has transpired during the Obama Administration’s tenure?
It would seem there is a correlation there.
By: Arlen Williams
It is almost March and catching wind of the new ruling called “Net Neutrality,” I am beginning to be frightened.
Some may be reminded of the opening line of a story; just borrowed it. It’s a story about what happens toward the end of the road down which today’s ruling has just pushed us. Call it… Book Burning 2.0, with a technocracy update, in a muted, camel’s-head-in-the-tent fashion, pardon the mixed metaphor.
But that story’s dystopia may not even be as hideous as reality can become.
A number of fantasies and sci-fi stories about children and adolescents have become more and more popular in recent years, following the jet stream created by Harry Potter and The Hunger Games.
One of the best became adapted from its original novel to a movie last year; and as it turns out, The Giver is to the FCC and budding United Nations regulatory control of communications technology, what The Hunger Games is to Agenda 21, “sustainable development,” the EPA, and again, the UN. Have you seen the motion picture, yet? On disc or through an online service?
I just came across this brief set of Raymond Arroyo interviews, of its producer-star, Jeff Bridges, of producer Michael Flaherty, and of its author, Lois Lerner, from last August.
Gave it a micro-review without much spoiling of plot and showed a trailer last November: “The Giver, the Movie, Out on Disc, Suggested.”
Enjoy! What children and young adults do you know who might?
Or, how about any friends or family childish enough to support the neutering of the power of free communications called Net Neutrality?
By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, says the danger is great that the thousands of Syrian refugees coming into the United States will include terrorists who want to kill Americans. So what is he doing about it? He told Sean Hannity of Fox News the other night that he has sent a letter!
He said, “I sent a letter to National Security Advisor Susan Rice asking her to explain why she’s doing this, and to try to stop this from happening. My job as chairman of Homeland Security is to protect the American people. I believe this will put Americans at risk.”
“Keep up the good work,” said Hannity.
It’s true. McCaul sent a letter to Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice. But what is she going to do about it? Rice was part of the Benghazi cover-up.
This is the same Congressman McCaul who didn’t even respond to our letter two years ago asking for an investigation of Al Jazeera’s expansion into the United States.
A letter is not a substitute for a bill to stop this dangerous wave of immigration into the United States. But this is what passes for “action” from the Republican running the House Committee on Homeland Security.
McCaul is very good at posing for the cameras and going on Fox News to talk about his hearings. But his record of doing anything to actually stop the Islamic threat is weak.
McCaul did introduce a bill, the “Secure Our Border First Act of 2015,” supposedly designed to curb illegal immigration. But Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), perhaps the top opponent of amnesty for illegal aliens in the U.S. Congress, said that McCaul’s border bill does not include the following reforms needed to achieve a sound immigration system:
- It does not end catch-and-release.
- It does not require mandatory detention and return.
- It does not include worksite enforcement.
- It does not close dangerous asylum and national security loopholes.
- It does not cut off access to federal welfare.
- It does not require completion of the border fence.
- It delays and weakens the longstanding, unfulfilled statutory requirement for a biometric entry-exit visa tracking system.
We are now learning why McCaul is so reticent about doing anything of substance against the Islamic threat.
McCaul was recently exposed by Matthew Boyle of Breitbart News for having held a friendly meeting with an Islamic leader from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Texas. McCaul and CAIR Houston branch executive director Mustafa Carroll were photographed together. A photograph of the meeting includes a note written in silver sharpie from McCaul to Carroll: “To Mustafa and the Council on American Islamic Relations, the moderate Muslim is our most effective weapon.”
The February 11 hearing held by McCaul, “Countering Violent Islamist Extremism: The Urgent Threat of Foreign Fighters and Homegrown Terror,” was certainly worthwhile.
But the idea that a letter to Rice is somehow sufficient to deal with the threat is laughable.
Rice is one of the top Obama officials implicated in the Benghazi terror attack cover-up. And she is now supposed to do something to stop terrorists from coming into the U.S. disguised as refugees because McCaul has sent her a letter?
McCaul himself signed a letter to Obama, noting that Rice “propagated a falsehood that the [Benghazi] attacks were ‘spontaneous,’ the outcome of a protest ‘spun out of control,’ and the result of a YouTube video.”
The letter, signed by McCaul and others, said Rice “is widely viewed as having either willfully or incompetently misled the American public in the Benghazi matter. Her actions plausibly give U.S. allies (and rivals) abroad reason to question U.S. commitment and credibility when needed.”
The letter was designed to warn Obama against making Rice Secretary of State. Instead, he made her National Security Advisor.
The letter that was sent to McCaul two years ago, warning of Al Jazeera’s expansion into the U.S., cited Dr. Judea Pearl’s criticism of Al Jazeera as “the main propaganda machine” of the pro-terrorist Muslim Brotherhood. Equally significant, Dr. Pearl, the father of slain journalist Daniel Pearl, said that “Al Jazeera weaves the ideological structure and combustible angers from which Jihadi recruits eventually emerge.”
McCaul now claims to be concerned about the emergence of Islamic terrorists on American soil. Yet he refused to even respond to the letter about Al Jazeera.
Accuracy in Media learned and reported that Al Jazeera and its financial sponsor, the government of Qatar, had hired various K Street lobbyists to put pressure on McCaul and other Republicans to stop a probe into Al Jazeera’s operations on American soil.
Yet, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey has said, in regard to Al Jazeera, “I think if an American medium is controlled by a political force from abroad, that’s a proper subject for inquiry.”
McCaul is emerging as very good at getting “face time” on the news to sound tough about the Islamic threat. But when the threat is mounting, sending letters just doesn’t seem to cut it.
A tougher border bill that would help keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States seems like an absolute necessity. But McCaul and the Republican-controlled Congress aren’t even pushing for that.
“My job as chairman of Homeland Security is to protect the American people,” he says. So why won’t he do his job?
A letter to Susan Rice won’t protect us. A tougher border bill would help. And so would hearings into Al Jazeera leading to the eviction of this Muslim Brotherhood channel from the United States.
By: Arlen Williams
Obama the neo-Marxist “community organizer” gets with the racists of the Hispanic world. Via CNN, “President Barack Obama addresses the National Council of La Raza annual conference Monday in Washington,” AFP photo
“The lawless one,” in the White House. President Antithesis (it’s like what Antichrist is to Jesus, but different… well, sort of different).
Obama defies judge, forges ahead with amnesty
As to the #NAU for North American Union, a.k.a., North American Integration, I may update this entry with more of that context, or may simply address how it all fits together elsewhere, later.