DANIEL GREENFIELD: THE WEEK THAT WAS….PART ONE
BUMPS IN THE ROAD
Charles Woods, the father of murdered SEAL Tyrone Woods, has given several interviews and described meeting Obama and Hillary Clinton.
[Obama] when he came over to our little area, I could tell, he kind of just mumbled. You know, “I’m sorry.” His face was looking at me, but his eyes were looking over my shoulder like he could not look me in the eye. And it was not a sincere, “I’m really sorry” you know “that your son died.” It was a totally insincere, more of a whining type, “I’m sorry.” And it was like shaking hands with a dead fish. It just didn’t feel right.
And Hillary had something even better to offer him. “She did not appear to be one bit sincere at all. She mentioned that thing about, “We’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted that did the video.”
This acknowledges that the prosecution of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, aka Mark Basseley Youssef has nothing to do with parole violations. It’s a political prosecution with the decision made by the White House and the State Department. And that makes the man who has been detained for a month, America’s first political prisoner in generations.
Clinton’s State Department botched Benghazi and the entire illegal Libyan War and when she met the father of the man who stood and fought against impossible odds, facing down the killers who had been set loose by the Obama Administration’s illegal war, all that she could think to tell him was that the Bill of Rights and the Constitution that his son had sworn an oath to support and defend would be trashed to appease his son’s killers.
But those are just non-optimal bumps in the road, as Obama would put it.
Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty disobeyed orders and left a CIA safe house to try and save those at the consulate.
And once there they fought a desperate fight, evacuating the consulate employees and “for over two hours they were able to fight back against approximately 200 al-Qaeda terrorists”. Numerous calls were issued for help and went unanswered.
Instead of their bravery holding the line and inspiring a rescue effort, they were left to die under orders from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta held a pathetic news conference explaining that there wasn’t enough intel to act. The photo that illustrates this article comes from that conference.
We — we quickly responded, as General Dempsey said, in terms of deploying forces to the region. We had FAST platoons in the region. We had ships that we had deployed off of Libya. And we were prepared to respond to any contingency and certainly had forces in place to do that.
But — but the basic principle here — basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on;
And who knew what was going on? Sure there were multiple calls for help over the period of an extended firefight. There was a drone overhead and a CIA office on the ground. There was an extended workup on the attackers, even from the declassified documents that we saw, so that Panetta and Co. knew what armaments they had at their disposal. And AC-130U gunships were already there and would not have required putting anyone on the ground. The SEALS asked for them to come and painted the mortars as targets. But still they were denied.
Senate Homeland Security Committee insiders are calling this an “Administration Wide Breakdown” This wasn’t about putting “forces in harm’s way”. That doesn’t hold water. Not when there were plenty of forces on the ground already in harm’s way.
“If in fact those people in the White House were as courageous and had the moral strength that my son Ty had, immediately, within minutes of when they found there was a first attack they would have given permission, not denied permission, for those C130s to have gone up there.
“I don’t know much about weapons but it’s coming out right now that they actually had laser focused on the mortars that were being sent to kill my son. And they refused to pull the trigger. They refused to send in those C130s. To me, I’m an attorney, this may not be the legal test of murder. But to me that is not only cowardice, but those people who made the decision and who knew about the decision and lied about it, are murderers of my son.
“That’s a very strong statement for me to make, but for their benefit they need to clear their conscience.”
But do they have a conscience? That’s the question?
Both Panetta and Dempsey look sick and disgusted in that photo. Those are not the appearances of men discussing a routine situation. Those are the appearances of men of loose morals who have done dirty things for politicians before who feel sickened by what they are being asked to do and the potential cost to their careers and their souls.
AT LEAST OBAMA ENDED THE WAR IN IRAQ
… or not. As it turns out, Al Qaeda in Iraq played a major role in the Benghazi attack. And in another attack targeting the US embassy in Jordan.
Obama didn’t defeat Al Qaeda and he didn’t leave Iraq behind. The Washington Post endorsement of him even mentions his failure to stabilize Iraq before pulling out.
THE NAACP IS DYING
This was an article that I wrote about the NAACP’s voter fraud and felon voter projects, but I thought it might be interesting to excerpt these parts about the NAACP’s viability and future.
The NAACP is outdated as its name and there’s only so much time that it can spend fundraising off its ancient history. The NAACP has drifted so far off its mission that its advocacy programs include promoting gay marriage, fighting obesity and pushing global warming. In ten years the NAACP will be indistinguishable from every other liberal group pushing the same exact causes with the same exact talking points.
The NAACP is so terminally unhip that Obama skipped it this election cycle, passing it up for the Urban League, while sending noted civil rights hero, Joe Biden in his place. The average age of an NAACP member is 58. The average age of an AARP member is 64 making it only slightly older than the NAACP.
The NAACP runs constant deficits and has been shutting down branches. Its membership numbers were a closely guarded secret for a long time. Confidential documents estimated that the group was down to 178,000 in the 1980s. Despite claims otherwise, it’s probably even lower now.
So why is the NAACP still around?
In the last few years, the NAACP has shamelessly mortgaged its history to vocally defend voter fraud… All that the NAACP is good for is being taken out once a year to denounce any attempt at preventing the “Vote Early, Vote Often” election strategy of Chicago politics.
The NAACP exists only because white people recognize the brand and accept its moral authority
HOW OBAMACARE WILL KILL AFRICAN-AMERICANS
Here’s an issue that the NAACP would care about, if it had any legitimacy whatsoever. And it’s about the grim consequences of ObamaCare, intended and unintended.
Meet SEC. 1151 of ObamaCare. Its innocuous title is Reducing Potentially Preventable Hospital Readmissions. Its reality is that it exists to keep elderly Medicare patients from being readmitted to hospitals by forcing hospitals to reduce such readmissions.
The analysis of the penalties shows that 80 percent of the hospitals that have a lot of low-income patients will lose Medicare funds in the fiscal year starting in October. Sixty-seven percent of the hospitals treating few poor patients are going to be penalized, the analysis shows.
Studies have found that African-Americans are more likely to be readmitted than other patients, leading some experts to be concerned that hospitals that treat many blacks will end up being unfairly punished.
And those hospitals will end up closing their ERs or finding new ways not to readmit patients. Those hardest hit will be poor black people. Exactly the people that the redistributionists claim to want to help.
Anyone listening to Obama would have to conclude, like Voltaire’s Pangloss, that we truly live in the best of all possible worlds. During the Bush administration, liberal pols like Obama liked to claim that they were part of the reality-based community. But as Calvin of “Calvin and Hobbes” said, “I’m not in denial. I’m just very selective about the reality I accept.” Obama would appear to have joined Calvin’s selective reality community.
Instead of discussing foreign affairs and national security, the Contender-in-Chief did his best to divert the debate with a talking point that he called “Nation Building at Home.” “Nation Building” is usually a term reserved for the reconstruction of backward or broken nations. That Obama insisted on applying it to the United States was telling, but even more telling was that his big idea for the debate was not only a distraction but a call to repeat the same disastrous stimulus and shovel-ready project boondoggles that had dug the country 16 trillion dollars into debt.
Obama’s idea of a foreign policy agenda is to borrow trillions of dollars from China to invest in green energy and teachers unions while calling it nation building. Left unasked was the question of what nation would we be building—America or China?
There’s more. Unfortunately there’s lots more.
WHY BENGHAZI AND FORT HOOD ARE THE SAME COVERUP
Muslims carry out a devastating attack on Americans. The assembled information points to the Islamist motivation of the attackers, but Obama and the media cover up the real motivations and look for a third factor to assign blame to.
Nidal Hasan was suffering from second-hand PTSD. A military assault on a consulate in the middle of a city dominated by Islamists was due to an offensive YouTube video. In both cases the truth had to be covered up and quickly.
VIOLENT ATTACKS ON WHITES INCREASED BY 18 PERCENT
Pretty much what it says. Violent crimes on white jumped by 18 percent, on men by 27 percent and on the elderly by 91 percent. Old white men.
EUROPE IS RACIST…
…but not according to African migrants who have gotten a taste of life in the Muslim world.
The migrants are reluctant to believe that they might meet more racism in Europe than in Morocco. If they finally manage to cross the border “Black and white people are good together,” claims Aboubakr. “In Holland, there are many blacks on the national soccer team. Moroccans are just jealous.”
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