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Larwyn’s Linx: Gowdy Blasts Hillary’s Lies On Benghazi

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Nation

Gowdy Blasts Hillary’s Lies On Benghazi: FreePost
‘Gun control’: The ‘gateway tyranny’: GRE
Durbin told IRS to Target GOP because they would “beat Democrats”: WZ

We Are At War: Cold Fury
Rahmville Chicago – 6 Dead, 22 Wounded In Holiday Weekend Violence: FAM
Warning lands Batavia teacher in hot water: Daily Herald

Pressure Cooker Bomb Scare in Dearborn: Atlas
DHS Memo: 3D Guns Give People Power; the Sky is Falling!: RWN
Penalties for politicians: Reynolds

Economy

The Facts about Food Stamps Everyone Should Hear: Foundry
Most Illegal Immigrant Families Collect Welfare [2011]: JW
Barnhardt: Obama’s intent – collapse the economy: NoisyRm

One mom won’t be sending her child to school on cross-dressing day: RWN
Report: U.S. weapons system designs compromised by China: WaPo
Speculative Gold Bets at 5-Year Low: Mish

Scandal Central

Obama and the IRS: Worse Than Watergate: Driscoll
A Frequent Visitor to the White House: Commentary
Left Tries to Redefine IRS Scandal: AIM

Climate & Energy

To the Horror of Global Warming Alarmists, Global Cooling Is Here: Ferrara

Media

“Progressives will not put anything ahead of their agenda, except themselves”: Cold Fury
On this particular Memorial Day, what are your thoughts about the future of our country?: Watcher
Robert Griffin III honors the fallen, rides with his Army veteran parents in D.C. Memorial Day parade: Twitchy

London Daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat Attacks Obama: Weakest President In The History Of The U.S.: MEMRI
Tavis Smiley felt the wrath of Team Obama: LI
Gallup: 46 percent believe government poses immediate threat to rights and freedoms: Twitchy

The Story Too Good to Be True: RSM
Bitter Bob Dole lashes out at Republican Party: Twitchy
Krauthammer on the war on terror: I’m afraid Obama is going to leave us extremely open to attack: Scoop

World

Blood in the streets: the New Normal: Cold Fury
“SMART DIPLOMACY” UPDATE: As the US Naps, China Doubles Down on Caribbean Policy.: Instapundit
Texas: FBI arrests Hezbollah-linked Muslim trying to get sensitive job at DoD: Creeping

McCain Makes Secret Trip to Syria to Visit Rebels: NewsMax
89 Year-Old British Veteran Vows to Not Move From War Memorial Until ‘Islam’ Graffiti Is Removed: GWP
All-clear given after Brooklyn Bridge closure: USA Today

British officials knew for two years that London jihad murderer had ties to al-Qaeda: JihadWatch
Yet Another Woman Says She Was Held as a Domestic Slave by Saudi Diplomats in Virginia: Blaze
John Kerry Reveals $ 4 Billion Plan To Boost The Economy . . . For The Palestinians. Update: Rejected.: WZ

Sci-Tech

PayPal denies teenager reward for finding website bug: PC World
BuzzFeed partners with CNN and sets aside ‘low eight-digit sum’ for new YouTube channel: NextWeb
Anatomy of a hack: How crackers ransack passwords like “qeadzcwrsfxv1331”: Ars Technica

Cornucopia

Memorial Day 2013: America’s Spirit Is Alive And Well: MOTUS
Hybrid technologies and stealth: Winter Soldier
Barack Obama’s “Missing Hours” on 9/11/2012: HillBuzz

Sad: Middle of the Right
Stop, Pause, Interrupt Your Day, Remember Them: P&F
2016 Dream Ticket Formed!: Sensing

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QOTD: “This leads us to a frustrating conclusion about Obama’s precise and rigid implementation of his bad and superficial policy of retreating [from the Middle East] at any cost, even in the face of new developments. [We must conclude that] this is not a skilled statesman and politician with creative solutions, but an ordinary academic who repeats meaningless slogans and does not possess the political sensitivity to give each factor the weight it deserves, to take bold [action] when necessary and to refrain [from action] when necessary…” —Mashari Al-Zaydi, columnist for the London-based Saudi daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat

Doug Ross @ Journal

MELTDOWN: Intel Community Blasts Obama for Removing Amb. Stevens’ Security, Lying About Al Qaeda and Covering Up Its Epic Failures

I wonder if releasing a movie that depicts the president double-tapping Bin Laden will help?

Revolt of the Spooks

Intelligence officials angered by Obama administration cover up of intelligence on Iranian, al Qaeda surge in Egypt and Libya

Weeks before the presidential election, President Barack Obama’s administration faces mounting opposition from within the ranks of U.S. intelligence agencies over what career officers say is a “cover up” of intelligence information about terrorism in North Africa.

Intelligence held back from senior officials and the public includes numerous classified reports revealing clear Iranian support for jihadists throughout the tumultuous North Africa and Middle East region, as well as notably widespread al Qaeda penetration into Egypt and Libya in the months before the deadly Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

…Intelligence officials pointed to the statement issued Sept. 28 by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) that raised additional concern about the administration’s apparent mishandling of intelligence… Officials say the ODNI’s false information was either knowingly disseminated or was directed to be put out by senior policy officials for political reasons, since the statement was contradicted by numerous intelligence reports at the time of the attack indicating it was al Qaeda-related terrorism

Obama, of course, stated during his convention acceptance speech that “al Qaeda is on the path to defeat”, which could explain his reluctance to release contradictory information. One intel insider said, “[Obama] is afraid to admit al Qaeda is running rampant throughout the region because it would expose the truth instead of what [he] so pompously spouted during the Democratic Convention.”

And some brave souls are willing to go on the record with the administration’s disastrous decisions.

Congress to probe security flaws for Libya diplomats

CBS News has learned that congressional investigators have issued a subpoena to a former top security official at the US mission in Libya. The official is Lt. Col. Andy Wood, a Utah National Guard Army Green Beret who headed up a Special Forces “Site Security Team” in Libya…

…Lt. Col. Wood [said] that his 16-member team and a six-member State Department elite force called a Mobile Security Deployment team left Libya in August, just one month before the Benghazi assault… despite the fact that US officials in Libya wanted security increased, not decreased

…Sources critical of what they view as a security drawdown say three Mobile Security Deployment teams left Libya between February and August in addition to the 16-member Site Security Team on loan from the military. That’s 34 highly-trained security personnel moved out over a six month period.

One State Department source told CBS News the security teams weren’t “pulled,” that their mission was simply over…

Not only did the Obama administration pull Ambassador Stevens’ security before the attack, it refused to send help once word of the attack had been received.

Obama Decided Not To Send In The Military To Rescue Benghazi Personnel

According to the Wall Street Journal, as the attack on the U.S. consulate was raging, Obama took a “wait and see” approach.

Ninety minutes after news of the attack reached Washington, Obama, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, JCS Chair General Martin Dempsey, and a national security adviser convened for an oval office meeting in which they ultimately rejected the course of U.S. military intervention. Instead, they decided to reach out to the Libyan government to ask if they would send reinforcements.

When the U.S. personnel at the consulate left the main building for what was supposed to be a safe house, questions regarding the deployment of forces seemed moot.

But the battle was still raging, and Ambassador Stevens’ life was close to its end.

What is really going on in the Middle East? It’s safe to say we have no idea because this administration seems to have misled the American people about everything.


Doug Ross @ Journal