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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Video: McCain's Visit to Libya in April a Bigger Disgrace than Thought

Frankly, it was despicable enough when Arizona Senator John McCain visited Benghazi, Libya this past April and told al-Jazeera that the Libyan rebels were his 'heroes.' Now this. A mere weeks before McCain's visit to Benghazi, rebels beheaded a man in front of the city's main courthouse, a place McCain was filmed walking in front of during his visit. As the man was being beheaded, chants of 'Allah-hu-Akbar' can be heard. Quite disturbingly, in the CNN footage (below) that shows McCain walking in front of where the beheading took place, he can be seen smiling as the crowd surrounding him screams the same thing.

Via Daily Caller:
Evidence collected by a young London-based organization called Human Rights Investigations indicates that when Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain went to Benghazi in April to express his support for Libyan rebels, he visited the site at which the rebels publicly beheaded an alleged pro-Gaddafi “mercenary” only weeks before.

Shortly after the February outbreak of the rebellion against the now-deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, videos began to emerge showing gruesome atrocities committed by rebel forces in the parts of Libya under their control. The horrific abuse was most frequently directed at black Africans and dark-skinned Libyans, adding a racial component to the rebels’ actions.

Documented atrocities included lynchings, a summary execution of a group of up to 22 prisoners, and — in perhaps the most harrowing video clip distributed online — a public beheading.

In the video, the beheading victim can be seen suspended upside down in front of a burnt-out building. A crowd of hundreds is gathered around to watch; many of the spectators are filming the proceedings on mobile phones.

As one of the rebels begins sawing at the already blood-soaked man’s neck with a long knife, cries of “Allahu Akbar!” ring out. Like countless black African migrants and dark-skinned Libyans, the beheaded man appears to have been accused by the rebels of being a pro-Gaddafi “mercenary.” The Dutch public broadcasting service NOS reported that some in the crowd shouted “He looks like he’s [black] African!”
Here is the video of McCain just weeks later, walking past the site of that beheading. I'm sorry, folks but McCain's visit to Benghazi makes Neville Chamberlain look like John Wayne.

Granted, McCain was in a potentially volatile situation during his visit; he had to say and do things for expediency. Rep. Leo Ryan had to do that too during his visit to Jonestown in 1978 but that didn't stop his murder at the hands of Jim Jones's Red Brigade. Unless McCain was doing some sort of political reconnaissance for the military while just appearing pander to evil like this, he should have stayed home.

If this is to be taken at face value, which is all we have available, this is beyond disgraceful behavior from a US Senator. Two things to look for in this video. One, after a man places a red banner around McCain's neck, take note of the look on the woman's face - presumably a McCain aide - as she removes it. She looks petrified to me. Second, take note of how McCain smiles as the crowd chants, 'Allah-hu-akbar.'

Remember, during this very same trip, McCain referred to the Libyan rebels as, 'my heroes.' Fast forward to the 1:30 clip to watch:

To say McCain's trip to Libya was his Neville Chamberlain moment may one day end up being considered an insult to Chamberlain.

Audio: Did Mayor Bloomberg Issue a Veiled Threat?

At best, these comments by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg are irresponsible. At worst, and far more likely, they were intended as a threat. Maybe he didn't yell, 'FIRE' in a crowded theater here, but he certainly set the stage for it. Bloomberg appears to be prepared to yell if Congress doesn't spend more money. He also further portrayed himself as an official Obama lap dog here, by saying that unless Republicans 'compromise' on the Obama bill that doesn't even really exist yet, there are going to be riots in the streets.

The falsehoods, lies, and misrepresentations communicated by Bloomberg during this interview on WOR radio in New York City are beyond shameful and come in such a large dose, they could choke a donkey. Two examples are found in his pointing to the riots in Cairo and Madrid as being the result of not passing something similar to Obama's still non-existent jobs bill. In truth, the riots in Cairo were inspired by the Muslim Brotherhood and have nothing to do with lack of government largesse. As far as Spain, the reason those people are so disenfranchised is because the socialist utopia Bloomberg is calling for here, failed over there.

This man is a disgrace and a danger to our national security. Reminds me of Ground Zero mosque imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf telling Americans that if we don't build the mosque, al-Qaeda could attack us again.

h/t Hot Air

Did Obama Administration ask a Four Star General to Lie?

The charges levied against the Obama administration by Four Star Air Force General William Shelton are very serious indeed. If true, they would not be out of character for Obama's boys either, especially in light of what's coming out about Solyndra getting more than $500 million in taxpayer dollars it squandered in little more than two years. The newest fiery controversy is about a company called LightSquared, which has wireless broadband technology it would like to get on the retail market. LightSquad's majority owner is a major Democratic donor named Philip Falcone and Shelton is adamant that if LightSquad gets its way, its technology would interfere with our military's GPS capabilities and severely harm national security but that's not all.

Via the Daily Beast:
The four-star Air Force general who oversees Air Force Space Command walked into a highly secured room on Capitol Hill a week ago to give a classified briefing to lawmakers and staff, and dropped a surprise. Pressed by members, Gen. William Shelton said the White House tried to pressure him to change his testimony to make it more favorable to a company tied to a large Democratic donor.
That Democratic donor is Falcone.
According to officials familiar with the situation, Shelton’s prepared testimony was leaked in advance to the company. And the White House asked the general to alter the testimony to add two points: that the general supported the White House policy to add more broadband for commercial use; and that the Pentagon would try to resolve the questions around LightSquared with testing in just 90 days. Shelton chafed at the intervention, which seemed to soften the Pentagon’s position and might be viewed as helping the company as it tries to get the project launched, officials said.

“There was an attempt to influence the text of the testimony and to engage LightSquared in the process in order to bias his testimony,” Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) said in an interview. “The only people who were involved in the process in preparation for the hearing included the Department of Defense, the White House, and the Office Management and Budget.”
Again, if Shelton is telling the truth (based on this administration's track record, why shouldn't Shelton be believed?), giving LightSquared its way would significantly damage the one thing our Commander-in-Chief is supposed to protect the most - national security.
Shelton finally gave his testimony Thursday, and made clear the Pentagon's concern about LightSquared's project.

The general told Turner's committee that preliminary tests of a new LightSquared proposal to use only a portion of the band that it was licensed originally in 2004 would cause significant disruptions to GPS.

He said the GPS spectrum was supposed to originally be a “quiet neighborhood,” meaning that lower strength signals could exist near the GPS spectrum. Speaking of the LightSquared plan, he said, “If you put a rock band in the middle of that quiet neighborhood, that’s a different circumstance.”
Want further evidence of Shelton's credibility in this matter? How about the White House's reaction to his charges?
The White House confirmed Wednesday that its Office of Management and Budget suggested changes to the general’s testimony but insisted such reviews are routine and not influenced by politics. And it said Shelton was permitted to give the testimony he wants, without any pressure.
The administration could not deny it altered Shelton's testimony. The only thing left to ascertain is how they wanted it altered and why. It's already known that Falcone is a huge Democratic donor.

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