DEMAND THE TRUTH NOW!
NEW BOOK SAYS BENGHAZI A ‘RETALIATION’ AGAINST BRENNAN-OBAMA GUN RUNNING!
SUPPORT SEN. RAND PAUL IN PLEDGE TO BLOCK BRENNAN CIA NOMINATION!
Written and double fact-checked by former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb and former Army Ranger and Green Beret Jack Murphy, BOTH Democrats AND Republicans are sounding the alarm after reading this book that lays the blame for the Benghazi debacle directly at the feet of Barack Obama and his Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan, who was acting outside the command structure and whose confirmation as Acting CIA Director is just one vote away…
Murphy and Webb also assert that members of Petraeus’s own personal protection detail leaked details of his illicit sexual affair to force his resignation, a condemningfactpounced upon and exploited by members of the CIA who were unhappy with what they saw as an emphasis on paramilitary activities over more traditional spy games.
“It was well known to Petraeus’ Personal Security Detachment (bodyguards) that he and Broadwell were having an affair. He wasn’t the only high-ranking Agency head or general engaged in extramarital relations, but when the 7th floor wanted Petraeus out, they cashed in their chips…
“The reality of the situation is that high-ranking CIA officers had already discovered the affair by consulting with Petraeus’ PSD and then found a way to initiate an FBI investigation in order to create a string of evidence and an investigative trail that led to the information they already had – in other words, an official investigation that could be used to force Petraeus to resign.”
Eli Lake, the national security correspondent for the Daily Beast and Newsweek writes:
The book also claims elements of the U.S. government either allowed or ran an operation to funnel weapons collected in Libya to Syria. The authors write, “[Ambassador] Stevens likely helped consolidate as many weapons as possible after the war to safeguard them, at which point Brennan exported them overseas to start another conflict.” … but Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for the National Security Council, says there was no program to send weapons from Libya to Syria. “This has no basis in reality and is completely made up,” he says. Hillary Clinton also denied any knowledge of this when she was asked about it by Sen. Rand Paul during last month’s hearings on the Benghazi attack.
According to the book, the raids to reclaim the Obama guns used to arm Libyan rebels against Ghaddafi in order to ship them on to Syria or elsewhere, “kicked the hornets’ nest and pissed off the militia.”
Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in the attack, “was kept in the dark and ultimately killed in a retaliation that he never could have seen coming,” they wrote. “Likewise, the CIA never knew what hit them.”
And we only heard about it because AMERICANS DIED!
And remember, Murphy and Webb only included information that they were able to DOUBLE-SOURCE and crosscheck.
For the time being, Congress is holding the line and NOT letting this scandal rest when it comes to Benghazi, but NOW is the time to press forward for answers and fight for justice! Brennan’s confirmation to replace Petraeus as Director of the CIA MUST BE BLOCKED and Brennan too MUST be held to account for his role in the MURDER of our four men on Sept. 11 – already more than FOUR months ago but still no accountability!
Murphy told Human Events:
The Senate should not confirm him as the new Director of the CIA and Brennan should not continue in public life. … “I think we need to let this guy go.”
AND WE AGREE!
John Brennan is undeserving of the Senate’s approval on a whole host of other counts, related but differentiated from the actual Benghazi massacre. Brennan has repeatedly insisted that jihad is not about holy war. Rather, he claims, “Jihad is holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam meaning to purify oneself or one’s community.” For Brennan, “Describing our enemy in religious terms would lend credence to the lie propagated by al-Qaeda and its affiliates to justify terrorism – that the United States is somehow at war against Islam.”
Even before John Brennan was nominated as CIA director, he sought to constrain what its personnel – and their counterparts elsewhere in other intelligence agencies, the military, homeland security, and law enforcement – could know about the Islamist enemies we confront.
Brennan has officiated over the purging of files and training materials and the termination of trainers whose approach was deemed “offensive” to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and other, so-called Muslim “activists.” Brennan has ensured that new “countering violent extremism” training materials and trainers paid for by the Homeland Security Department and used by any government agency – federal, state or local – must effectually be approved by these jihadist-friendly “community partners.”
That means we are now allowing agents of the Muslim Brotherhood and other organizations sworn to our destruction to determine our government’s understanding and awareness of the threat they and their fellow Islamists pose to us.
Brennan’s malfeasance and incompetence on the central challenge of our time is unmatched by any expect Barack Hussein Obama, and is compounded by his arrogance, his disdain for Congress and its oversight responsibilities, his serial and damaging leaks of sensitive national security secrets, and his history of lying.
According to Mideast expert Frank Gaffney, the Senate specifically needs “to assess John Brennan’s situational awareness with respect to the Muslim Brotherhood and what it calls ‘civilization jihad’ – a pursuit through stealth and subversion of the goals the Brothers share with other jihadists: the triumph of Shariah worldwide and the reconstitution of a caliphate to govern according to that Islamic supremacist and totalitarian doctrine. If he doesn’t get it, he shouldn’t get the job. He must be considered ineligible for the sensitive post of CIA director.”
AGAIN, WE WHOLE HEARTEDLY AGREE!
How will America EVER get to the truth of Benghazi? BLOCK NOT JUST BRENNAN, BUT ALL OBAMA NOMINATIONS until Obama’s rogue administration, and Obama himself, come clean! INSIST THE LIES and STONEWALLING END NOW!
Paul has further pledged to “hold” drone czar John Brennan’s nomination for CIA Director UNTIL WE HAVE ANSWERS!
WE MUST JOIN RAND PAUL IN THIS FIGHT FOR JUSTICE!
This is the leadership we need to defeat this administration’s death-by-drone strikes against Americans! Demand our elected representatives join Sen. Paul to rein in the tyrant or pack their bags! Congress must commit to We The People!
SELECT HERE TO STAND WITH RAND PAUL AND DEMAND ANSWERS NOW!
“These issues must be discussed openly so that the American people can understand what constraints exist on the government’s power to use lethal force against its citizens. Before confirming Mr. Brennan as the head of the CIA, it must be apparent that he understands and will honor the protections provided to every American by the Constitution.”
“He was asked a very specific question… ‘Can you kill an American with a drone in America?’ And he refused to answer the question,” Sen. Paul told USA Today. “I find that very, very worrisome [AND] we’re going to do whatever it takes to get the answer. Can the government, does the government, the president himself, claim the power to unilaterally kill an American in America without a trial?”
Only YOUR relentless, irate DEMAND for FEALTY to the U.S. Constitution and YOUR DEMAND for the Rule of LAW will hold this Obama regime and its death-dealing drones IN-LINE from executing American citizens!
We must demand the Congress join Sen. Rand Paul’s pledge to BLOCK BRENNAN with a “hold” until Brennan comes clean with the answers America needs!
Friends, it is painfully clear this appalling confirmation cannot happen with impunity!
CONGRESS MUST FIND THE WILL ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE TO BLOCK THE BRENNAN NOMINATION AND DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL, UNLAWFUL, UNILATERAL STRATEGY OF ASSASSINATING AMERICANS WITH NO EVIDENCE AND NO OVERSIGHT!
YOU MUST MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD TODAY!
And Brennan is definitely no friend to freedom-loving rightwing activists like us who have already been deemed by this administration (specifically by the Big Sis Department of Homeland Security) as TERRORISTS for challenging Barack Obama’s tyrannical and unconstitutional consolidation of federal power and his debasement of liberty!
The very fact that BOTH sides of this divided Congress are uniting to sound the alarm about Barack Obama’s unlawful killing “protocols” is ALARMING in and of itself!
Brennan, who last year was the first administration official to publicly acknowledge drone assassination strikes, calling use of the covert bombers “consistent with the inherent right of self-defense,” MUST NOT BE CIA DIRECTOR!
MAKE NO MISTAKE: Left or right – America CANNOT rely on the ever-corrupt and conflicted-interest Holder Department of Justice to uphold our constitutional protections, including DUE PROCESS! During a pretty little speech at the Northwestern University Law School in March 2012, Attorney General Eric Holder SPECIFICALLY supported the summary execution/targeted murder of Americans by drones, qualifying the unconstitutional and dehumanized practice on the condition that government officials determine the target poses “an imminent threat of violent attack.” On precisely what and whose criteria such a determination rests no one is saying…
But now, new details in a 16-page DOJ memo obtained by NBC News reveals that in fact no such determination is required, NO IMMINENT THREAT IS NECESSARY – JUST AS NO PROOF OR EVIDENCE OF WRONG-DOING IS NECESSARY!
According to the DOJ White Paper, as long as the decision to use lethal force against a U.S. citizen is made by “an informed, high level official of the U.S. government,” no other authority is necessary:
“Were the target of a lethal operation a U.S. citizen who may have rights under the Due Process Clause and the Fourth Amendment, that individual’s citizenship would not immunize him from a lethal operation.”
In fact, the white paper calls the unjustified MURDER of Americans “a lawful act of national self defense”!
“A lawful killing in self-defense is not an assassination. In the Department’s view, a lethal operation conducted against a U.S. citizen whose conduct poses an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States would be a legitimate act of national self-defense that would not violate the assassination ban. Similarly, the use of lethal force, consistent with the laws of war, against an individual who is a legitimate military target would be lawful and would not violate the assassination ban.”
As reported by NBC News, Justice Department spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler declined to comment on the white paper instead pointing Americans to public speeches by what she called a “parade” of officials – featuring Brennan, Holder, former State Department Legal Advisor Harold Koh, and former Defense Department General Counsel Jeh Johnson – that she claimed outlined the “legal framework” for death-by-drone operations against Americans.
Last month, U.S. Judge Colleen McMahon sharply criticized the administration for surrounding the DOJ memos on drone strikes with a “thicket of laws and precedents that effectively allow the executive branch of our government to proclaim as perfectly lawful certain actions that seem on their face incompatible with our Constitution and laws while keeping the reasons for the conclusion a secret.”
Such a “thicket” prevented her from siding with the New York Times and the American Civil Liberties Union in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking access to the details.
Judge McMahon also noted in her ruling that while administration officials “had engaged in public discussions of the legality of targeted killing, even of citizens” that they had done so “in cryptic and imprecise ways, generally without citing… any statute or court decision that justifies its conclusions.”
While we have mixed feelings over the drone strikes used against KNOWN U.S. citizen Al-Qaeda operatives like Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan who were both killed with drone strikes in Yemen in 2011, these inciters to terrorism at least were self-proclaimed enemies and combatants against America. But while we ARE NOT crying over their departure from the planet, we ARE crying FOUL over the Obama administration’s newly revealed broad assertion of powers to kill Americans WITH NO JUSTIFICATION TO ANYONE!
Brennan “is the architect of [the administration’s] counterterrorism policy,” Sen. Wyden said. “If the Congress doesn’t get answers to these questions now, it’s going to be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to get them in the future.”
The Washington Post reports that John Brennan, who previously served as the CIA’s station chief in Saudi Arabia, played a key role in successful negotiations with Riyadh to locate a drone base inside the Muslim kingdom.
“We conduct those strikes because they are necessary to mitigate ongoing actual threats, to stop plots, to prevent future attacks and to save American lives,” Carney said. “These strikes are legal, they are ethical and they are wise.”
Fox News reported that Carney would not address the legal criteria for ordering fatal drone strikes against U.S. citizens, after the White House attempt at a damage control press conference held in advance of John Brennan’s confirmation hearing before the Senate intelligence committee TODAY.
But this beyond the pale, out of control administration is fooling NO ONE!
Government watchdog groups and Senators on both sides of the political spectrum remain deeply dissatisfied and downright disturbed about the broad, undefined terms the Department of Justice has offered to “justify” Barack Obama’s signature cold-blooded approach to a life and death policy decided solely on his say-so! Killing absent all due process loosely defined “terrorists” ranging from U.S. citizen supporters of Al Qaeda abroad to possibly YOU AND I right here in the United States is NOT a “defense or national security policy” the Constitution supports!
In their letter to Barack Obama, the bipartisan group of 11 senators said they believe there are “circumstances” where a U.S. president can use “lethal force” against Americans who “choose to take up arms” against their country, “just as President Lincoln had the authority to direct Union troops to fire upon Confederate forces during the Civil War.”
After all, the vague language being used to justify the murder of U.S. citizens in the name of national security is eerily familiar to the same justifications used by totalitarian regimes to crush political opposition in dissent! Remember, the DHS already has junk social science studies and “risk analyses” to back up any claims it wishes to make that the Tea Party, military Veterans, pro-lifers and other conservatives in favor of limited government and against Big Brother – or Americans “suspicious of centralized federal authority” and “reverent of liberty” – are potential “extreme rightwing terrorists” DESPITE NO INVOLVEMENT IN “TERROR ATTACKS” EVER
Astonishingly, one study entitled Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States, 1970 to 2008 produced by University of Maryland’s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), largely omits any meaningful mention if Islam and DOESN’T COUNT THE 1993 WTC BOMBING BY MUSLIMS!
This past fall, Freedom Outpost reminded America of several characteristics used in the DHS-funded report to define “terrorists”:
- Americans who believe their “way of life” is under attack
- Americans who are “fiercely nationalistic” (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)
- People who consider themselves “anti-global” (presumably those who are wary of the loss of American sovereignty)
- Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”
- Americans who are “reverent of individual liberty”
- People who “believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty”
- People opposed to abortion and “groups that seek to smite the purported enemies of God and other evildoers” as terrorists
Former Congressman Bob Barr responded to the study with a warning for us all:
The report may appear innocuous, but it is not. It offers a carefully scripted but insidious analysis of Americans who happen to hold certain philosophical or political views, many of which are common among conservatives and libertarians. For example, Americans who “believe that one’s personal and/or national ‘way of life’ is under attack” or who are “nationalists, anti-global, [or] suspicious of centralized federal authority, [and] reverent of individual liberty” are painted in a negative light. Of course, Thomas Paine, John Adams, James Madison, Ronald Reagan and many other American icons have held such views.
As Paul Joseph Watson notes at InfoWars.com, this is all part of a “rush to denounce legitimate political beliefs as thought crimes.” And though the report is meant to document acts of terrorism inside the United States, there is only a passing mention of 9/11 and Islamic extremism.
It is deeply disturbing that the executive branch of our federal government continues to demonize and delegitimize political beliefs, particularly those challenging the “conventional wisdom” or the status quo. It is even more distressing that neither the U.S. House of Representatives nor the Senate has moved to put a stop to such efforts, which they could if their members possessed the understanding and the backbone to do so.
That’s not to mention that since Jan. 1, 2012, the Federal Aviation Administration authorized 106 federal, state and local government “entities” to fly “unmanned aircraft systems” – AKA DRONES! – within U.S. airspace! The Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified in July 2012 that the FAA’s long-term goal is to permit drones to hover over us on U.S. territory “to the greatest extent possible,” posing a grave, insufferable danger to our constitutional rights and freedoms!
America, there is no doubt that our future as a free nation and a free people hangs in the balance, and WE are next on Barack Obama’s no-dissenters hit list unless Congress holds the line against tyranny! They MUST NOT confirm John Brennan as Barack Obama’s CIA Director AND they MUST demand a full investigation of the Tyrant-in-Chief’s unconstitutional drone war being prosecuted without due process, oversight or even a lick of legal proof against AMERICAN CITIZENS!
WE MUST COMPEL CONGRESS TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION!
YOUR elected officials must hear from you and every other likeminded, Liberty-loving American – they must be compelled to put their career interests aside and put the Constitution and well-being of our Republic first.
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