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Will Democratic Corruption and President Obama’s Disappointments Effect the 2016 Elections?

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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Perhaps she chose to leave the best video for last, but Lorra B.at SilentSoldier has out done herself with this freestyle collection of criminals, among those who call themselves democrats. 

(The video is a classic featuring Hillary and Obama in such rare form.)  O.K., not so rare! HA ;-)

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Democrat and corruption will become known as synonyms in dictionaries of the future.

November 13, 2014

The Obama Administration, corruption, arrests, and investigations are throwing Democratic politicians into a very negative light. Democrats seem to keep finding themselves in political and legal trouble. The Latest, though not last, pair of Democratic embarrassments are Patrick Cannon and State Sen. Leland Yee.

It is a 44-month long sentence that Former Charlotte mayor, Patrick Cannon, was sentenced with.

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Cannon plead guilty to corruption charges that carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

What was Cannon’s crime? He “admitted accepting more than $50,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents and a Charlotte strip club owner – U.S. District Judge Frank Whitney”…sentenced Cannon to three years and eight months, according to Charlotteobserver.com.

If Cannon follows all the prison rules and completes an alcohol treatment program, he could be out by the fall of 2016.

Suspended California State Sen. Leland Yee is facing racketeering and political corruption charges.

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“Doing some pre-Thanksgiving carving of the government’s sprawling indictment against Yee and 28 other defendants, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer on Wednesday set a timetable for a trial early next year that focuses solely on the political corruption charges against the disgraced Democratic legislator and a handful of other cohorts linked to his alleged wrongdoing,” according to San Jose Mercury News.

Meanwhile, the FBI conducted a raid on the New York Assemblyman William Scarborough’s office.

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Scarborough, a Democrat, informed reporters that what the raid centered around was whether or not he had mistreated his state expense report.

“There are now three Democratic state senators with federal criminal indictments against them just this session resulting already in eight felony convictions,” according to the Washington Times. “And yes, the Republican Party is essentially defunct in most of California and probably beyond reviving, but if anything can bring them back, it’s probably days like this,” reported The Washington Post.

Nancy Pelosi, top Democrat in the House of Representatives, is not a stranger to scandal herself, having been accused of steering “more than a billion dollars in subsidies to a light rail project that benefited a company run by a high-dollar Democratic donor and in which her husband is a major investor,” stated The Washington Free Beacon.

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But Pelosi positioned herself and her cronies as America’s Mr. Clean’s Merry Maids accusing Republicans of orchestrating a ‘culture of corruption’ during the 2006 election cycle. “But, once again, the culture of corruption boomerang has swung back around to smack Democrats in their smug mugs…The cynical Swamp Drainers just hope you forget it all by election time…Don’t,” stated Michelle Malkin, author of ‘Culture of Corruption’.  

As it stands, this is only seemingly affecting Democrats on local and state levels but will these Democratic disgraces, among others, have an effect in the 2016 elections?

When you couple Democratic scandal with the disappointment in the Obama Administration, it just might.

John Sides, of the Washington Post, answered that question stating, “First, the popularity of an incumbent president does influence his aspiring successor’s chances of winning.

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Sign of the Political Times: It’s time for the U.S. to adopt a Mexican like immigration policy

41730_100003215851815_231263758_n 2 By Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

We need far more changes in our immigration policy than securing our borders.

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Prior to the signing of The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed on February 2, 1848, which ended the Mexican-American War in favor of the United States, Mexico has been run by corrupt politicians

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 In  Mexico, many things are against the law for non citizens. 

Ask former Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi

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Get in a car wreck, go to jail immediately without passing go.

The question is, with a Republican take over of the U.S. Senate in 2014 and the Presidency in 2016 will they have the will or will they be too terrified on the Latino vote?

Would such a thing as an “Immigrant”s rights protest be allowed by Mexican politicos? Don’t bet your lunch money on it!!

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Immigrants’ Rights Groups Sue US Government for Violating Immigration, Deportation Laws Against Mothers, Children

 Aug 24, 2014

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 Immigrants rights supporters rally outside the US Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington. Dozens of detainees were on the fourth day of a hunger strike protesting U.S. deportations and detention center conditions at a Washington state immigration facility were being medically evaluated on Monday and could be force-fed, a federal agency said. (Photo : REUTERS/Jason Redmond )
 

National immigrants’ rights groups are suing the U.S. government over claims of lack of due process for “scores” of Central American women and children at the Artesia immigrant detention facility in New Mexico.

The American Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Council, National Immigration Law Center, and National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild announced their lawsuit in response to what they say is a failure of immigration laws. The national immigrants’ rights groups claimed the federal government has denied fair deportation processes for mothers and children, notably in Artesia.

American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants’ Rights Project Director Cecillia Wang said the purpose of the lawsuit is to “challenge” the U.S. government’s procedures on policing immigrants, saying they are trying to deport them “as soon as possible.” Wang said Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s message to immigrants was “We will send you back” to their native countries, despite the ongoing difficulties happening at home.

Wang said their immigrant clients have “repeatedly” been told by border patrol that they will be deported. An immigration court judge told one client, who Wang said had a valid claim for asylum, that the client is responsible for finding a solution to her problems back home.

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Shall we take a quick look at the “HAIR Balls” who run the Clinton Foundation

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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Said it before and I’ll say it again, send them to the same people that brought Al Capone down. 

You know they are honest, just like the Clinton’s.  Oh yea, and the Clinton’s are kind too!

Guess how much the Clinton’s have raised since 1992?

From the Clinton Foundation Website

Board of Directors

The Clinton Foundation’s Board of Directors governs the work of the Foundation. Our Board shapes the Foundation’s direction through its mission, strategy, budget, and key policies; ensures that the leadership, resources, and finances in place match the Foundation’s vision; and monitors and improves the performance of the organization. The Foundation Board meets formally three times each year, as well as between the regular meetings as needed to conduct the Foundation’s business.


Bruce LindseyBruce Lindsey (Money Launderer)

Chairman of the Board (2005-present)

Bruce Lindsey serves as the chairman of the Board for the Clinton Foundation. Bruce joined the Foundation in 2001 as general counsel and served as CEO from 2003 to 2013.

Bruce served as assistant to the President and deputy counsel to the President throughout President Clinton’s two terms in office. In 1993, Bruce was also director of the Office of Presidential Personnel where he supervised the selection and approval of political appointees in the Cabinet departments and to Presidential boards and commissions.

During the 1992 Presidential campaign, he served as the National Campaign Director. He had previously been a partner at Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, a law firm in Little Rock, where he is currently of counsel. Bruce received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from Rhodes College.


Chelsea ClintonChelsea Clinton* Nepotism is important if you have not particular skills or value.

Vice Chair of the Board (2011-present)

Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, works with her parents, President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, to drive the vision and work of the Clinton Foundation.

She is also a special correspondent for NBC News and is currently pursuing a doctorate at Oxford. Chelsea previously worked at McKinsey & Company and Avenue Capital.

In addition to being vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea serves on the boards of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the School of American Ballet, Common Sense Media, and the Weill Cornell Medical College.

She is also co-chair of the Advisory Board for the Of Many Institute at New York University. Chelsea holds a B.A. from Stanford, a MPhil from Oxford, and a MPH from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. She and her husband, Marc, live in New York City.

 


President Bill ClintonPresident Bill Clinton* (Perjurer, sex addict and pathological liar.

Also falls short on doing things for America and Americans.

(2013-present)

William Jefferson Clinton was the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice – first in 1992 and then in 1996.

Under his leadership, the country enjoyed the strongest economy in a generation and the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs. (Complete bullshit, Newt made him go to the middle or he would have gone down as the socialist he truly is to this day.)

After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation. Today, the Foundation works to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change.

In addition to his Foundation work, President Clinton has served as the top United Nations envoy for the Indian Ocean tsunami recovery effort and as the UN Special Envoy to Haiti. Today, the Clinton Foundation is supporting economic growth, capacity building, and education in Haiti.

President Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. He and his wife Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have one daughter, Chelsea, and live in Chappaqua, New York.

 


Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton* Seriously does anybody care?

(2013-present)

Hillary Rodham Clinton served as Secretary of State of the United States from 2009 to 2013, after nearly four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, First Lady, and a Senator from New York.

Stick a fork in her she’s done. See the entire list of miscreants, and politically correct nare do wells below.

 Entire list of crooks and politically correct appointees below.

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CORRUPTION, PERJURY, CRIME WITH DHS AND CONGRESS DOES NOTHING

Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

The do nothing congress has Glow Girl’s thong in a bunch.

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In her well chosen words below:

I almost went POSTAL when I read the below article on WHY these SOB’s in CONgress REFUSE  to SEAL the border.  Their acts are TREASONOUS.
And the RINO’s want to destroy the Tea Party?
Bohner and the rest of these b*stards should ALL be hung from a long, long bridge. AT THE SAME TIME…I don’t think the one below is quite long enough
to ‘get ‘em all’ but hey, its a start.
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F**k them. GG’s word not mine.

by Dr. Laurie Roth, ©2014

 

Speaker of the House John Boehner reportedly favors amnesty for illegal aliens and loose border protection

(Jan. 5, 2014) — Documentation, whistle blowers from DHS and well over 30 pages of names, dates and facts exposed on my national radio show. Part 1 – January 2nd, 2014, last hour –

Congress says they don’t want to hear it because they are pushing for amnesty with Boehner.

This week one of my fabulous and regular guests, Andy Ramirez, President of Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council, Inc. broke on my national radio show evidence of massive corruption, lies, perjury and crime peppered through our border patrol, immigration policy and enforcement over many years inside of the Department of Homeland Security.

Andy stated that David Aguilar, who in March 2013 retired from DHS as the long-time Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (and Chief of the Border Patrol between 2004-2009), perjured himself before Congress, including in February 2007 before the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Border Subcommittee.

As a result of the Aguilar appearance, Andy was asked by GOP Members to testify in a follow-up hearing in March 2007 and tell the facts given as they believed Aguilar lied before the committee.

Andy was informed he was needed to tell the truth and facts, which he did. – Andy’s official written testimony – Article by Congressional Quarterly comparing the testimony of Ramirez and Aguilar.

Aguilar, appointed in 2004, transformed the Border Patrol into a dangerous brigade in which its agents could not do what they needed to do to defend the borders, nor have the technology to operate.

Ramirez states that Aguilar had total cover from Rep. Silvestre Reyes, who was Aguilar’s former boss in the Border Patrol in South Texas where Reyes was a Chief Patrol Agent.

Entire article with videos of testimony before the House Oversight Committee on Government Corruption below.

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Reagan administration, CIA complicit in DEA agent’s murder, say former insiders

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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We are aware of the Iran-Contra disaster during President Ronald W. Reagan’s watch. 

Which begs the question, how many administrations made the decision to go the corruption route?

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Former DEA El Paso boss: Agent Camarena had discovered the arms-for-drugs operation run on behalf of the Contras, aided by U.S. officials in the National Security Council and the CIA, and threatened to blow the whistle on the covert operation.
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Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan meets with Caspar Weinberger, George Shultz, Ed Meese and Don Regan to discuss the president’s remarks on the Iran-Contra affair, in the Oval Office on Nov. 25, 1986. Courtesy Ronald Reagan Library, official government record/Wikimedia Commons

Two former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and a former U.S. Central Intelligence Agency contract pilot are claiming that the Reagan Administration was complicit in the 1985 murder of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena at the hands of Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero.

The administration’s alleged effort to cover up a U.S. government relationship with the Mexican drug lord to provide for the arming and the training of Nicaraguan Contra rebels, at a time when official assistance to the Contras was banned by the congressional Boland Amendment, led to Camarena’s kidnap, torture and murder, according to Phil Jordon, former head of the DEA’s El Paso office, Hector Berrellez, the DEA’s lead investigator into Camarena’s kidnapping, torture and murder, and CIA contract pilot Robert “Tosh” Plumlee.

“We’re not saying the CIA murdered Kiki Camarena,” Jordan said. But the “consensual relationship between the Godfathers of Mexico and the CIA that included drug trafficking” contributed to Camarena’s death, he added.

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Mexican former drug cartel boss, Rafael Caro Quintero, was serving his conviction at Puente Grande prison in Guadalajara when he was released last July. The U.S. government is offering a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture and prosecution in the United States.

“I don’t have a problem with the CIA conducting covert operations to protect the national security of our country or our allies, but not to engage in criminal activity that leads to the murder of one our agents,” Jordan said.

Camarena had discovered the arms-for-drugs operation run on behalf of the Contras, aided by U.S. officials in the National Security Council and the CIA, and threatened to blow the whistle on the covert operation, Jordan alleged.

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It’s far from ridiculous as the DEA asserts that Kiki Camarena was assassinated by them.  Dead men can’t testify or blow the whistle.

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Exclusive–RNC Chair: Hillary Should Return Donations from McAuliffe’s Convicted Pal

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Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalism, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

The definition of sleaze, corruption, perjury and criminal behavior are all perfect adjectives for both Hillary and McCAuliffe.

 

Both would do well, to quit wasting time on their campaigns and worry more about staying out of federal prison.

Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government

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On Sunday RNC Chairman Reince Priebus called on Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, and the Democratic National Committee to return political contributions made to their political campaign committees by Joseph Caramadre, a friend and business associate of Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.

Breitbart News reported on Wednesday that Caramadre, who recently pled guilty to stealing the identities of terminally ill people, donated $25,000 to McAuliffe’s 2009 gubernatorial campaign and that McAuliffe had invested $47,000 in his illegal business venture.  

Also on Wednesday, McAuliffe said he would donate the $25,000 he received in contributions from Caramadre and the $47,000 he invested in Caramadre’s business venture—offered and managed by Estate Planning Resources, Caramadre’s Rhode Island-based business—to charity.

Priebus told Breitbart News exclusively on Sunday that “Terry McAuliffe has already given back part of his ill-gotten gains from Joseph Caramadre. It is now up to Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, and the DNC, to decide where they stand.” 

Priebus called on Clinton and Reid to return the substantial contributions they have received from Caramadre. “Will they continue to keep the hundreds of thousands of dollars they received from a convicted fraudster who illegally profited off terminally ill patients?” he asked.

Federal Election Commission records confirm that Caramadre and his wife Paula have donated a total of $58,800 to the political campaign committees of Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, and the Democratic National Committee. They donated $17,600 to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, $9,200 to Harry Reid, $15,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, $12,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and $5,000 to the Democratic National Committee.

Politico recently reported that Ms. Clinton, who hosted a fundraising event for McAuliffe last month in Virginia, will host an exclusive second fundraising event for McAuliffe in New York City on Tuesday. It “will cost $25,000 per couple” to attend the private reception.

Priebus also called on McAuliffe to return not only donations from Caramadre but the profits he made on his investment in Caramadre’s venture. “And will Terry McAuliffe donate the personal profits he made from this scheme?” he asked. “Voters will be waiting to see how long it take Democrats to do the right thing,” he concluded.

It gets far worse, see entire article below.

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This is BIG: Fresh DOJ loss in ‘Fast and Furious’ docs fight

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Comment by Jim Campbell Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
Officially Eric Holder, Attorney General for the most corrupt administration in United States History will be held in contempt of Congress.
That for those who are unaware has absolutely little or no meaning.  
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The legal fight arose after the Justice Department refused to comply with House subpoenas. | AP Photo

Perhaps this is why a Watergate special prosecutor should have been put in place to make sure if justified Holder would do some hard time in Prison.

Of course in our system of “Justice,” Holder would pick his own prosecutor.

We the People will never receive an honest break with thugs and criminals running the show.

The Politico is a completely leftward online magazine.  In the tank for Obama and spreading the word as far as they can.

Listen to this progressive blow hard wax on about his concern for the people when he knows it’s only for show.

 

 
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A federal judge has rejected Attorney General Eric Holder’s attempt to keep the courts from wading into the “Fast and Furious” documents dispute that led to him being held in contempt by the House last year.

In a ruling Monday night, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson turned down the Justice Department’s request to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege to prevent some records about the administration’s response to the “Operation Fast and Furious” gunrunning scandal from being turned over to Congress.

“This case presents the sort of question that the courts are traditionally called upon to resolve,” Jackson said in her 44-page decision, issued more than five months after lawyers argued the issue in her packed courtroom and more than a year after the House committee filed suit. “Dismissing the case without hearing it would in effect place the court’s finger on the scale, designating the executive as the victor based solely on his untested assertion that the privilege applies,” she wrote.

(QUIZ: How well do you know Eric Holder?)

A Justice Department spokesman said officials there were reviewing the decision.

The legal fight arose after the Justice Department refused to comply with House subpoenas seeking information about the response to “Operation Fast and Furious,” a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives undercover operation targeting gun trafficking along and across the Mexican border.

DOJ’s Inspector General and Congressional investigators found that the operation may have resulted in as many as 2000 weapons flowing to narco-traffickers with little or no effort to track them. The weapons have shown up at crime scenes on both sides or the border as well as at the fatal shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in 2010.

DOJ officials say they turned over virtually all records about the operation and about the department’s response through a February 4, 2011 letter to Congress that contained inaccurate information and was later withdrawn. However, officials refused to turn over internal communications after that time dealing with responses to congressional and press inquiries.

Obama backed up the department by asserting executive privilege over those documents days before the House voted to hold Holder in contempt for not turning over the records.

Justice Department lawyers had argued that if Jackson got involved in the dispute, all document fights between Congress and the executive branch could wind up in the courts rather than being resolved through negotiation. But the judge rejected that argument.

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The Obama Administration Is Afraid Of An Informed, Angry Electorate

crew 2Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

Wake up folks it not just Obama, but every progressive administration including the members of the Black Caucus who strive to keep their future voters ill-informed by making sure their schools test constantly behind the norm in the U.S.

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Please see link below.

The Legal Battle in the U.S. for homeschooling.

Could it be that home schooled students come out educated and not indoctrinated and less likely to fall for the clap trap democrats are selling as they continue to offer “free stuff” to keep the individual beholden to the nanny state and their failed leadership for votes? 

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We can sit here all day and argue whether Edward Snowden is a traitor or a hero. Perhaps a traitor in “ratting out” the tactics and methods of the intelligence agencies of America in spying on other nations.

At the same time he’s a hero in exposing the massive domestic spying and information gathering by the NSA and the other intelligence agencies. This is more than just “unacceptable”, it’s more than just dangerous.

It leads directly to tyranny.  We can sit here like the common liberal and believe the notion “If you’re not doing anything wrong, then you have nothing to worry about.”  That statement is naïve at best. Because it leaves the question of “who decides what’s right or wrong?”

Obviously what’s lawful and right isn’t dictated by the U.S. Constitution anymore. Without the protection of the Constitution and those sworn to uphold it, we’re finished as a free people.  

What’s lawful is being dictated by unsavory, lawless people in high positions of power seeking more. For many years we’ve allowed  our rights and liberties to be eroded and diminished under the guise of “national security”.  We are being spied on and have had our personal and private information gathered, sorted and stored like we are the enemy. 

The U.S. citizen is targeted by our own government and that targeting is termed by Barack Obama as “minimally invasive”.  The U.S. Constitution doesn’t allow for “minimally invasive” personal information gathering of innocent citizens by power and control hungry liars, despite the claim that “it’s for our own protection.”

Edward Snowden made a statement from Moscow regarding his current situation and the threatening and intimidation tactics of Barack Obama. Regardless of how we may feel about Mr. Snowden one thing is sure; he knows an uninformed or misinformed public is in serious peril.  He summed up his statement with this:

In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised – and it should be. (emphasis mine)

FULL STATEMENT HERE

Benghazi Scandal Takes Another Turn Against Obama and Clinton

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Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

In what appears to be a complete change in his testimony, one must ask the question, was the general lying when he was protecting Obama or is he lying now? 

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it I’m J.C. and I approve this message.

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It seems that in the wake of the IRS and NSA scandals that the Benghazi scandal has almost been forgotten.  However the recent admission of Martin Dempsey, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, is certain to bring it all back into the limelight.

In the weeks following the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the US Consulate grounds in Benghazi, The White House and State Department both said that there were no troops or Special Forces that could have reached the consulate in time to help them, even though there were reports that said otherwise.

Now we learn that both the White House (Obama) and the State Department (Clinton) were again lying to the American people.  According to a statement from Dempsey, a highly trained team of Special Forces, C-110, were within a few hours of Benghazi.  The consulate reported that they were under attack early on and the attack lasted over 8 hours.  If Dempsey is telling the truth, the Special Forces unit could have been there and possibly save the lives of the four Americans.

Dempsey tried to protect the White House and State Department by first saying that the Special Forces unit was more than 6 hours away and that was only if they were setting on the tarmac at the time.  He did acknowledge that the unit was training in Croatia.  A large commercial jet liner can make the trip in about two and half hours, and sources close to the unit said they could have loaded up and flown to Benghazi in about four to four and half hours.

He also testified that the Special Forces unit had been told to begin preparations to leave Croatia to return to the base in Germany.  If that were true, then they would have already been preparing their gear for transport which would have cut their arrival time to Benghazi down.

Dempsey’s testimony before the Senate did verify a report that was aired on Fox News back in April that said there was a Special Forces unit close enough to have responded to the call for help from the consulate.  The Fox News report quoted a whistleblower source as saying:

“We had the ability to load out, get on birds and fly there, at a minimum stage.  “C-110 had the ability to be there, in my opinion, in a matter of about four hours … four to six hours.”

“They would have been there before the second attack.  They would have been there at a minimum to provide a quick reaction force that could facilitate their exfil [sic] out of the problem situation. Nobody knew how it was going to develop. And you hear a whole bunch of people and a whole bunch of advisers say hey, we wouldn’t have sent them there because, you know, the security was unknown situation.”

To add more controversy to what was reported and what really happened, Dempsey told the Senate hearing that on the night of the Benghazi attack, the command of the Special Forces unit was unexpectedly transferred from the European Command to the Africa Command.  Former Libyan Deputy Ambassador to Libya Gregory Hicks testified earlier that when he got word of the attack, he tried to contact the Africa Command but received no support.  He said:

“At about 10:45 or 11 we confer, and I asked the defense attache who had been talking about AFRICOM and with the joint staff, ‘Is anything coming? Will they be sending us any help? Is there something out there?’ And he answered that, the nearest help was in Aviano, the nearest – where there were fighter planes. He said that it would take two to three hours for them to get onsite, but that there also were no tankers available for them to refuel. And I said, ‘Thank you very much,’ and we went on with our work.”

So even in his attempt to support the White House and Statement Department, Dempsey only helped verify the earlier reports that help could have been sent to Benghazi, but it wasn’t.  The help could have possibly arrived in time to make a difference, but no attempt or effort was made to save the Americans at the consulate.  Our government deserted our ambassador and his staff and just left them there to fend for themselves against nearly 200 hostiles.

Perhaps this needs to be pointed out to anyone interested in pursuing a diplomatic career with the State Department.  Once deployed on foreign shores, you’re on your own, especially if you are in a known hostile region and the President and Secretary of State will lie to your families as your body is returned to them.  Doesn’t that make you want to sign up?