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REPORT: MORE BENGHAZI WHISTLEBLOWERS TO REVEAL ‘DEVASTATING’ DETAILS ABOUT ATTACK, INCLUDING WHY CHRIS STEVENS WAS IN LIBYA -
New Benghazi whistleblowers are prepared to reveal shocking details about the Sept. 11 terror attack, including why U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was in Libya to begin with, two former U.S. diplomats reportedly told PJ Media on Monday.
The unidentified whistleblowers are reportedly colleagues of former diplomats and are seeking legal counsel because they “work in areas not fully protected by whistleblower law,” the report adds.
More from PJ Media’s exclusive:
According to the diplomats, what these whistleblowers will say will be at least as explosive as what we have already learned about the scandal, including details about what really transpired in Benghazi that are potentially devastating to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
The former diplomats inform PJM the new revelations concentrate in two areas — what Ambassador Chris Stevens was actually doing in Benghazi and the pressure put on General Carter Ham, then in command of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and therefore responsible for Libya, not to act to protect jeopardized U.S. personnel.
Stevens’ mission in Benghazi, they will say, was to buy back Stinger missiles from al-Qaeda groups issued to them by the State Department, not by the CIA. Such a mission would usually be a CIA effort, but the intelligence agency had opposed the idea because of the high risk involved in arming “insurgents” with powerful weapons that endanger civilian aircraft.
Hillary Clinton still wanted to proceed because, in part, as one of the diplomats said, she wanted “to overthrow Gaddafi on the cheap.”
One of the most important unanswered questions about the Benghazi attack has been whyStevens was in Benghazi on the anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. If the whistleblowers’ information turns out to be credible, it could be a huge break in the investigation into what really happened.
According to PJ Media’s report, Clinton’s plan to reaquire the stinger missiles left Stevens with the responsibility to handle the aftermath of the alleged gun-running operation after it was clear that the “insurgents” in Libya were really radical Islamists aligned with al-Qaeda.
The former diplomat who reportedly talked exclusively with PJ Media, likened the Obama administration’s plan in Libya to the amateurish covert war depicted in the Mike Nochols film, “Charlie Wilson’s War.” The movie tells the story of an arrogant Texas congressman, Charlie Wilson, who supplies Stinger missiles to the Afghan guerillas to help them fight the Soviets.
“It’s as if Hillary and the others just watched that movie and said ‘Hey, let’s do that!’” the diplomat reportedly said.
Giant Octopus: IRS Has 8 Offices to Enforce ObamaCare -
Besides the top office headed by the woman in the middle of the IRS-Tea Party scandal, there are seven others and a special enforcement team that make up an organization chart that mirrors the organization of the IRS itself, according to a Treasury Inspector General’s report.
The June report focused on concerns that the IRS, which is filling the Obamacare offices with 2,137 agents and officials to make sure citizens and companies comply with the new health law or pay a fine, isn’t clear on its new role and how many new workers it will actually need. For example, the IRS will be in charge of analyzing hospital “community benefit activities,” which it has never done before.
HURT: IRS Officials, I Hope You Look Good in Jumpsuits … It is why even Jesus struggled to love the tax collectors. -
You know you are a serious societal pestilence when even politicians can kick you around. Which is why the Senate Finance Committee called Steven Miller, former acting IRS commissioner, to testify about the agency’s scheme targeting conservatives for tax punishment.
Right away, Mr. Miller got down to the business of reminding everyone why we all hate the IRS so much.
“Unfortunately, given time considerations,” he began, “the IRS was unable to prepare written testimony.”
Given time considerations? Unable to prepare? Are you kidding us?
Have you ever heard of April 15? Can you imagine if we called up the IRS and said, “Given time considerations, we were unable to prepare our tax filings today.”
Under the threat of a gun and promise of jail time, we file our taxes precisely on time every year. Without fail. Without excuse. Without complaint. Everyone has heard the nightmares of ruinous IRS penalties aimed at destroying lives, families and livelihoods for missing those deadlines.
But given the “time constraints,” you weren’t able to prepare? Tell that to the thousands of small business owners who have gone bankrupt because they couldn’t make payments on time. Or failed to file proper tax returns.
Mr. Miller has hooded eyes with a thick carpet of hair creeping down his forehead like a bed of meatballs sliding off a mound of spaghetti. He became unhinged when Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, accused him of “lying by omission” for not telling the senator about the scheme when he first asked about it.
“I did not lie,” Meatball spat at Mr. Hatch. “I did not lie.”
How would that go over with the IRS? “I did not lie. I just didn’t include that particular part of income in my filing. But I didn’t ever say specifically that I didn’t earn it. I just didn’t tell you about it.”
Yeah, hope you look good in an orange jumpsuit, buddy.
Then Meatball tried blaming the scandal on Congress and taxpayers for not giving the agency enough money. Then he blamed it on people inside the agency who were just “trying to be more efficient.”
Good luck with that one, too. “The reason I did not pay my taxes is because, well, I didn’t have enough money. And I was trying to be more efficient by eliminating this one huge expense called TAXES!”
See you in Sing Sing!
Do it once, you can be forgiven. Do it enough times and shame on you. They won’t have you back. Then it just becomes a cliche. It’s really not cool — you’re an a**hole. Go to f***in’ work! — Jon Bon Jovi to Justin Bieber: ‘Go to F***ing Work’
Sen. Thune Pressures Holder and Lew to Suspend IRS Obamacare Regulations: Ms. Hall Ingram is a subject of the Department of Justice’s investigation into whether IRS employees broke criminal laws by singling out conservative groups. -
“Given Ms. Hall Ingram’s position as commissioner of the IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division when the targeting of certain groups began, please confirm whether Ms. Hall Ingram is a subject of the Department of Justice’s investigation into whether IRS employees broke criminal laws by singling out conservative groups for special review and inappropriate questions,” wrote Thune.
The South Dakota senator also requested that the IRS halt the implementation or enforcement of any regulations that may have been drafted under Ingram.
“Until there are sufficient answers as to her involvement, I request that the IRS refrain from issuing or enforcing any regulations that have been drafted under the supervision of Ms. Hall Ingram in her current capacity as director of the IRS’s Affordable Care Act office, which is responsible for implementing the health care law,” Thune said.
He added: “The IRS should also immediately cease work on additional Affordable Care Act regulations until the Department of Justice confirms that Ms. Hall Ingram is not a subject of the criminal investigation, Ms. Hall Ingram is removed from this office, or Ms. Hall Ingram is exonerated by an investigation by the Department of Justice.”
SURVEY: Zero conservatives selected to deliver 2013 commencement speeches at Ivy Leagues -
The list of keynote commencement speakers at Ivy League institutions for 2013 does not include a single conservative, a recent study authored by the conservative Young America’s Foundation (YAF) found.
Instead seven of the elite schools opted to invite ideological liberal speakers such as media billionaire Oprah Winfrey, Vice President Joe Biden (D), Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D), Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I), among others.
Only Brown University, which chooses a commencement keynote from among its students, did not have a 2013 speaker who is generally associated with the left.
YAF spokesman Adam Tragone told Campus Reform on Tuesday the list appears to reveal a larger trend of liberal bias occurring on these campuses.
“I think it is sort of indicative of the whole way it seems like Ivy Leagues have been treating conservatives as of late,” said Tragone. “With all these sex talks at Yale, it seems like conservative values on these campuses are non-existent.
Thanks To QE Bernanke Has Injected Foreign Banks With Over $1 Trillion In Cash -
This means that, as we expected several months ago, the only recipient of ongoing Fed money printing are not US banks, but foreign banks operating in the US. For those confused about the big picture, here is a chart showing the breakdown of cash held by big and small US banks as well as foreign banks, superimposed to total reserves created by the Fed since the start of the Great Financial Crisis. The correlation is 100%.
And just to prove that ALL the unsterilized cash from both QE2 and QEternity has essentially gone to support offshore banks, here is the conclusive chart showing the change in Fed reserves and cash held by foreign banks:
Finally, tying it all together, here is chart showing cash at US banks vs cash at foreign banks operating in the US. At $1.03 trillion in foreign cash, the Fed’s policies have once again led to more cash being held by foreign banks than all cash held by domestic banks.
We are confident that we speak for all when we say: “Thank you Ben - insolvent foreign banks appreciate your ongoing QE2 and QEternity-funded generosity”
Quantitative Easing: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
This is the third and last article in a short series on America’s loss of prosperity and the things that Obama and the liberal progressives are doing that are ultimately bringing this loss of prosperity to pass. Quantitative easing, the Fed’s euphemism for simply creating additional money out of thin air, is playing a substantial role in this. It’s important to understand what quantitative easing ultimately does…. it buys you time.
Quantitative easing doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. If you are facing an economic crisis and by using quantitative easing you can postpone that crisis and subsequently avoid it by fixing the fundamental elements that are the cause of that crisis, then quantitative easing is actually a good thing. Unfortunately that is not what is happening in America right now.
As I mentioned in my last article “destroying the foundation of America’s prosperity,” the fundamental underlying cause of the economic crisis and the loss of prosperity to come is liberal progressive ideology and the welfare nanny state that it has created. What liberal progressive ideology has done is take half the population and punish/disincentivized it from working and pursuing success through extreme inequality in income taxes with an aggressive “progressive” tax stratification. It has taken the other half of the population and bathed it in rewards to not work at all and to not even take the first step towards realizing their potential. With the economy being people working (doing and creating things of value) the combined effects of these policies is that liberal progressive ideology is destroying the economy from both directions.
With this being the fundamental cause of the economic crisis to come, the answer is simply to use the time given by quantitative easing to fix that fundamental cause…to replace the inequality in income taxes with a flat tax that removes all tax breaks and favoritism; and, to replace the disastrous system of social welfare entitlements (that ultimately destroys the very people it’s intended to help) with an actual bare bones safety net. If we were utilizing the time given to us by quantitative easing to implement these critical reforms then quantitative easing would actually be a good thing.
Instead, with Obama and the liberal progressives in power, they are seeking to expand these extremely foolish policies. In the current environment, quantitative easing is simply an enabler of this foolishness. By now we should be feeling significant amounts of negative feedback on the economy because of these liberal progressive policies but we are not because it is being papered over with billions of dollars per day of quantitative easing and additional federal government borrowing. We will still feel these negative economic effects but, instead of experiencing it gradually, it is being stored up for the future where it will be unleashed with much more devastating cumulative effect.
Ben Bernanke should be smart enough to know that, with Barrack Obama and the liberal progressives in charge of the federal government, the additional time gained from his quantitative easing is going to be wasted on perpetuating this foolishness instead of fixing it. It would be better for us as a nation to be feeling the economic pain and negative feedback that comes from undermining the economy (and from flat out ignoring common sense) rather than concealing it with quantitative easing, which only leads to far worse economic pain in the future. At least by experiencing some of the economic pain today it might wake up the majority of the American populous to the fact that liberal progressive ideology and the welfare nanny state does not work. Mr. Bernanke, your legacy will not be defined by the relative calm of today. It will be defined by the strife and economic devastation that is to come and by the fact that you will have played a significant contributory role in creating it.
Pretty spot on.
Yeah it is!