Tag: LSM ignores the scandal

Because this is a lot better than GITMO! and NOT BOOSH!

Boosh was evil for finding the least ugly solution to a horrible problem and giving us GITMO, while Clinton’s rendition policies never caused consternation until they could blame Boosh for them too. So I wonder how soon they will be blaming Boosh for Obama now using NAVY vessels to circumvent the faux-angst the left had about questioning & detaining terrorist prisoners. From the article.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Instead of sending suspected terrorists to Guantanamo Bay or secret CIA “black” sites for interrogation, the Obama administration is questioning terrorists for as long as it takes aboard U.S. naval vessels. And it’s doing it in a way that preserves the government’s ability to ultimately prosecute the suspects in civilian courts. That’s the pattern emerging with the recent capture of Abu Anas al-Libi, one of the FBI’s most wanted terrorists, long-sought for his alleged role in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa. He was captured in a raid Saturday and is being held aboard the USS San Antonio, an amphibious warship mainly used to transport troops.

Questioning suspected terrorists aboard U.S. warships in international waters is President Barack Obama’s answer to the Bush administration detention policies that candidate Obama promised to end. The strategy also makes good on Obama’s pledge to prosecute terrorists in U.S. civilian courts, which many Republicans have argued against. But it also raises questions about using “law of war” powers to circumvent the safeguards of the U.S. criminal justice system.

By holding people in secret prisons, known as black sites, the CIA was able to question them over long periods, using the harshest interrogation tactics, without giving them access to lawyers. Obama came to office without a ready replacement for those secret prisons. The concern was that if a terrorist was sent directly to court, the government might never know what intelligence he had. With the black sites closed and Obama refusing to send more people to the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, it wasn’t obvious where the U.S. would hold people for interrogation.

And that’s where the warships came in.

Well, I see a silver lining: not everyone is getting drone-striked to death if they are capturing some of them. Of course, one has to wonder how many are being “buried at see” so they can keep the program under wraps. Rush Limbaugh and other enemies of the state better watch it or they could end up feeding the fish…

Another scumbag donkey barely makes the news.

If you get your news from the usual LSM outlets, I am sure you are going to be totally surprised about another politician being accused of despicable behavior. You can not fault them for having puerile posts like this one, even though the “NJ’s Menendez flees ho heat” title is catchy, which is incredibly light on facts and pretends this revelation is a recent development. There is one heck of a serious story of abuse of power and confidence going on here, but this story is now finally seeing the light, not because of the LSM, but because the blogosphere and the right not letting go of what should be a headline grabbing story. But the LSM could not be bothered.

In fact, the FBI had credible evidence that Menendez has made regular trips to the Dominican republic to engage in under age sport fucking because they had been investigating him long before the last election, but they, and the LSM, sat on that information until after the election. I am certain that was politically motivated, to make sure NJ kept that seat in the (D) column, but I am going to be accused of being a conspiracist for pointing out this is typical Chicago style politics, and it is Chicago style politicians that are in charge. How else can you explain that these leftists, like Hillary, can make confident claims that no matter how dispicable what they did is it will not affect their political ambitions, but that they believe they are protected from anything and everything they do, no matter how bad?

This is scandalous behavior. Menendez is a prominent democrat, chairs the foreign relations committee, and while I am willing to say that these are allegations against him, the mountain of evidence leads me to believe that it is actually only the tip of the iceberg. The left, because it only ascribes to a double standard as its standard, was content to ignore the fact this guy was doing all these things that would make leftists go bananas if the perp was not one of their own. Do you think Dingy Harry would have punted on Menendez if he had a (R) instead of a (D) next to his name? The left tried hard to keep this story out of the news. Now they are trying hard to manage how it gets reported, including hiding the role of both the donkey politicians and their cohorts in the LSM both before the story was forced on them, and as it plays out. If they had their way this guy wouldn’t even get a slap on his wrist.

This thing is going to be fun to watch play out. For perspective, imagine how the LSM would be preorting this if Menendez was not one of their own.

Benghazi-gate update

The usual LSM outlets are reporting nonsense like CBS affiliate in DC which are trying to pretend that there is no stank to this whole fiasco. Yeah, Panetta, certainly isn’t doing CYA for the WH at all. Not everyone is playing along, though. Maybe it is because they are tired of getting thrown under that Obama bus. I already talked about the Clinton’s sticking it back to Barack for his attempt to throw Hillary under the bus, but now it seems that even
Patreaus at the CIA is punching back. After all Obama & his crew threw the Intel community under the bus during the debate and tried to shift the blame to them. But the truth will out even if the LSM is ignoring it:

Breaking news on Benghazi: the CIA spokesman, presumably at the direction of CIA director David Petraeus, has put out this statement: “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. ”

So who in the government did tell “anybody” not to help those in need? Someone decided not to send in military assets to help those Agency operators. Would the secretary of defense make such a decision on his own? No.

It would have been a presidential decision. There was presumably a rationale for such a decision. What was it? When and why—and based on whose counsel obtained in what meetings or conversations—did President Obama decide against sending in military assets to help the Americans in need?

Rumors are circulating about assets being on site and not being used because the WH ordered a stand down as well. But there is an even bigger rumor going around about how the commander of Africom, General Ham, was relieved from command because he refused to follow an order to stand down from the WH and was in the process of deploying assets despite the order. It is not coincidental that he is being replaced by a likely stooge:

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will nominate Army Gen. David Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command and Marine Lt. Gen. John Paxton to succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford as assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Thursday.

Gen. Ham is not the only one being relieved. I guess when relieved from command in this manner they are facing possible charges, and hence, will be told by their council to not comment publically. Win-win for the WH which just wants this to stay quiet until the election. After they steal that, Holder can make this go away for them, like he has done with so many other acts that far exceed anything Nixon did and got kicked out of office for.

This Benghazi-gate stuff is turning out to be uglier and uglier. Yes, a lot of this stuff is in the category of hearsay or unconfirmed, but I would trust hearsay or statements from these sources – yes, even the damned Clintons because those bastards are about survival at all costs and they know the LSM is not in their corner right now – over the lame cover-up by the LSM, any day of the week. This was an epic failure. I am now convinced that the WH ordered a stand down and that is the direct reason that these 4 people died. The problem is that we have a fifth column that has no interest in finding out, let alone telling the truth now, because it will screw up the guy they are rooting for, Obama, even harder next week.

UPDATE: Looks like the LSM has to adit that the removal of the admiral that was in charge of the Med group is because of the ongoing investigation. Of course, the fact that when relieved and under investigation this admiral silenced, is conveniently ignored.