Sen. Ted Cruz Calls out Romney & JEB

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Senator Ted Cruz lit the place up when he said, “If this deal goes through, the Obama administration, President Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, will become the leading global financiers of radical Islamic terrorism.” After getting push-back from the GOP for his statements, he told Chad Hasty, “You know, one of the reasons Republicans keep getting clobbered is we have leaders like Mitt Romney and like Jeb Bush who are afraid to say that.”

 

FINALLY!  Someone in the GOP who gets it!  My admiration for Sen. Ted Cruz just exploded.

So Much This.

Click “See More” to read the whole thing. Dana says this so perfectly.

WTF Secret Service?

We all heard about the White House fence jumper who made it just inside the front doors, that turned out to be a veteran on anti-depressants, possibly with PTSD, a gimpy foot, and rambling about the atmosphere collapsing.  In the days that followed, we learned that he had all kinds of ammo & weaponry in his car, and that he had been stopped multiple times before, including one time in VA with a shotgun & a map of the White House. We even learned that the Secret Service had been notified about him.

But as shocking as all of that was, we learned yesterday that Omar Gonzalez got much farther than previously admitted.  He got all the way to the southern wall in the East Room.  Here’s a map courtesy of the Washington Post:

Jumper's Route From the Washington Post

So… This dude with a gimpy foot managed to hop the fence, run across the yard, get in the front door, overpower a guard, turn the corner, and get to the southern end of the East Room.  Really Secret Service? really-amy-poehlerReally?

Then we learn that the White House Usher staff had the alarm box inside the front door muted, supposedly because the alarm kept sounding off randomly.  So rather than get the alarm fixed, we just turned down the volume.  Really Secret Service? Really?

Chaffetz said he plans to ask Pierson how an alarm meant to alert officers to intruders could be silenced or turned down. The congressman said two people inside the agency told him that boxes were silenced because the White House usher staff, whose office is near the front door, complained that they were noisy. A Secret Service official told The Post that the usher’s office was concerned the boxes were frequently malfunctioning and unnecessarily sounding off.

“If true, the fact that crash boxes were muted to avoid being ‘disruptive’ is not due to a lack of resources or an insufficient number of checkpoints or barriers,” Chaffetz said.

He called the incident a “failure of leadership” by the Secret Service.

“The agency needs a solution that goes deeper than more fences and more people,” Chaffetz said. “It must examine what message is being sent to the men and women who protect the president when their leader sacrifices security to appease superficial concerns of White House ushers.” (WaPo)

This is flaming ridiculous.  I don’t care who is in the White House. Columbian hookers  aside, this kind of lapse in security is unforgivable.  If Gonzalez had been wearing a suicide vest, we’d be talking about a terror attack INSIDE the White House.

But you know what? Maybe we should go easy on the Secret Service. They all probably have contact highs from hanging with President Choom Gang.

Where is the Justice?

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I have written often of the tale of my own personal experience on that fateful day, September 11, 2001.  Today on twitter, President GW Bush’s aide Ari Fleischer shared his remembrances of that day. Circa Storified it all, to make it easier to read through.  Do it.  Read through it, and remember why we must never forget.

And while you are remember the almost 3,000 Americans who died in 2001, pause to remember the 4 Americans who died in an attack on our embassy in Lybia just last year, on September 11, 2012.  Remember Ambassador Chris Stevens, Diplomat Sean Smith, and the two former Navy Seals who ignored orders to stand down and charged in to rescue the folks at the embassy, Tyrone Woods & Glen Doherty.  Take a minute to ask yourself, why don’t we have answers yet? Why is a videographer STILL in jail, when it has been proven that his video did NOT contribute to this?  Why has the administration stonewalled Congress’s attempts to get to the bottom of this?  And just who gave the order to muzzle the survivors?

Never forget that we are still America.  One Nation, Under God.  Indivisible.  And that we are a nation that strives for Justice for All.

Susan Rice gets a promotion

UN Ambassador Susan Rice, who is heavily involved in the coverup of the deaths of 4 Americans in Benghazi, has not only not been punished, she just got promoted.

Ms. Rice has just been named as President Obama’s National Security Adviser.

Shaking up his national security team, President Barack Obama tapped diplomat Susan Rice as his national security adviser, defying Republicans who have vigorously criticized her faulty explanation about the attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya.

“Susan is the consummate public servant – a patriot who puts her country first,” Obama said while announcing Rice’s appointment Wednesday during a Rose Garden ceremony.

Rice will take over the top national security post from Tom Donilon, who is resigning after four years in the White House.

Free Security to Iran Air is For Our Own Safety

There has been ALOT of outrage circling the web over the Iranian President’s aircraft being allowed to park at Andrew’s Air Force Base and given free security from our military personnel.  Unfortunately, most of the people upset about this do not seem to realize the OPSEC (Operational Security), Homeland Security, or even Foreign Policy reasons for doing this.

Think about it. The President of Iran, Mahmoud Imadinnerjacket, lands in the US to attend the UN meeting.  Several scenarios are possible.

Iranian Air at AAFB#1 – The US does NOT offer him secure parking for his jet.  Someone nefarious sneaks on the plane and plants a bomb. Shortly after take-off, the jet explodes. The US is blamed for the assassination, no matter who is ultimately responsible because the jet was not secure. Foreign Policy Fail.

#2 – With no one keeping eyes on the Iranian jet, someone nefarious sneaks off the plane and disappears into the crowd.  Days/weeks/months/years later, someplace in America goes ka-boom. Security Fail.

#3 – We allow Imadinnerjacket to park at the military base, but we will charge him for it. He declines, leaves his jet at an exposed airport. See #1 & 2. Fail.

#4 – We tell Imadinnerjacket that we will charge him for providing security to his jet. He declines, and brings his own security team. Iranian security on American soil? Can we trust them? Can we trust that they won’t let someone nefarious sneak out to become a sleeper cell and wreak havoc and destruction on the US?  No.  Security Fail.

I could go on, and on. The truth is, if people would stop and think rationally about the situation, they’d realize that providing free parking and security to the Iranian jet is more about keeping the US safe than him.

If you think I’m a crazy conspiracy theorist here, my theory is backed up by a 2006 article at ABC:

Sources tell ABC News that Ahmadinejad’s “Iran Air” jet is considered a “high-value target” and an “enemy jet.” As such it has been stationed at the secure Air Force Base where a security perimeter has been set up to keep an eye on the plane.

The fact that this is purely for security reasons is also reiterated in a current Washington Post story:

“Normally their aircraft will drop off the heads of state at the given location and they’ll position here and wait until the summit ends,” she said. “It’s for security in general. It’s easier to provide security on an Air Force installation for any foreign aircraft than it is at a commercial airport.”

So there you have it folks. It’s all about OPSEC, for US, not him.

Leader of Terrorist attack on Emabassy in Benghazi linked to Obama

So, the Obama administration has been forced to admit that the attack on the US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, was a terrorist act.  This comes after days of claiming that it was a protest-gone-wrong over a Youtube video that no one had seen before the Govt used it as a scapegoat to explain the unrest in the Middle East.  The story out of this administration has been so convoluted, unbelievable, and ever evolving, that lawmakers have begun urging the President to stop lying to the American People about the attacks.

Now, comes the information that not only was the leader of this attack, which resulted in the deaths of 4 Americans including the Ambassador to Libya,  former Gitmo resident, but he has connections to the President of the United States.

Redstate.com writer Streiff makes the link:

As the administration’s false narrative about the events leading up to the sacking of our consulate in Benghazi and the killing of our ambassador continues to unravel, a sordid detail has come to light.

The leader of the the attack is believed to be an alumnus of Guantanamo Bay who was released from custody via an anti-American left wing group headed by an Obama donor.

It seems that Abu Sufian bin Qumu was picked up on the battlefield back 2002.  The Left-wing Center for Constitutional Rights took on his case, and fought for his release. Who runs the CCR?  A dude named Michael Ratner – a big supporter of Obama, both vocally and financially.

Fun times.

Illegal Islamic Terrorist Immigrant makes bail & is set free in Arizona

Two members of the Harakat-ul-Jihad-i-Islami Bangladesh terror group were captured last year illegally crossing into the United States from Mexico. One of the Islamic radicals posted bail and then went missing.

Great work, Homeland Security!

via The Gateway Pundit.  Read the whole thing here – Islamic Terrorist Captured and Released in Arizona After Entering the US Illegally – Then Goes Missing

Seven Minutes, or Sixteen Hours?

Seven-year-olds can’t understand what Islamic terrorism is all about. But they know when an adult’s face is telling them something is wrong — and none of the students sitting in Sandra Kay Daniels’ class at Emma E. Booker Elementary School that morning can forget the devastating change in Bush’s expression when White House chief of staff Andrew Card whispered the terrible news of the al-Qaeda attack.

via The Students with Bush on 9/11: The Interrupted Reading – TIME. (FYI – this piece is definitive reading. Go and read the whole thing now, it now!)

Barack Obama kept military commanders hanging by declaring he would ‘sleep on it’ before taking 16 hours to give the go-ahead to raid Bin Laden’s compound.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1383010/Osama-Bin-Laden-dead-Obama-took-16-hours-make-mind.html#ixzz1LPIfbe3P

Pentagon Inquiry proves Rolling Stone piece on McChyrstal was a fairy tale.

A Pentagon inquiry into a Rolling Stone magazine profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal that led to his dismissal as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has cleared him of wrongdoing.

So, the man whom Obama dismissed from his position saying that he had fallen short of, “the standard that should be set by a commanding general,” that guy…  Yea.  Um.  He’s innocent of the charges.

 

The Pentagon inquiry also concluded that not all of the events at issue happened as reported in the Rolling Stone article.

“In some instances, we found no witnesses who acknowledged making or hearing the comments as reported,” the Pentagon report said. “In other instances, we confirmed that the general substance of an incident at issue occurred, but not in the exact context described in the article.”

Defamation of character much, Rolling Stone?

via McChrystal cleared in Pentagon inquiry – Military News | News From Afghanistan, Iraq And Around The World – Military Times.

**An interesting side note  – Obama tapped McChrystal to lead his wife’s Military Family Advisory Board Initiative thing, 4 days after this IG report was finished. Sounds like a little… “Oops… Uh… My bad.  Here… Have this.”