I know for a fact that C110 was doing a training exercise not in the region of northern Africa but in Europe and they have the ability to react and respond.
The C110 is a 40-man special operations commanders and extremists force. They are capable of rapid response and deployment and are specifically trained for Benghazi attack-like incidents. The night of the attack, according to the special op, they were training 3 & 1/2 hours away in Croatia.
We have the ability to load out, get on birds, at a minimum stage. C110 had the ability to be there, in my opinion, in 4 to 6 hours from their European theater to react. They would have been there before the second attack.
Well they didnâ€™t make it there in time and because they didnâ€™t arrive before the second attack, Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty were flown home in coffins on a military cargo plane.
Yet less than a year later, Bo, the president’s Portuguese water dog, went on vacation and â€œarrived separately on one of two MV-22 Ospreys, a hybrid aircraft which takes off like a helicopter but flies like a plane.â€
Maybe next time around â€“ if he can find Obama, who tends to go missing at crucial times â€“ Bo can bark the following question at him:
â€œRuff, ruff, Dad, if you can fly me to Marthaâ€™s Vineyard, why canâ€™t you fly in special ops to save Americans from terrorists?â€
Originally posted at The Blacksphere
Just like annual Iftar* dinners for Muslims and $4-million vacations in Marthaâ€™s Vineyard for Michelle, each year, in an attempt â€œto reflect upon the progress [LGBTs have] made and recommit to the work that lies ahead,â€ Barack Obama makes it a priority to host a White House gala for the gay community.
This year, as the President gears up to tear down the institution of marriage, just as heâ€™s also about the business of doing the same to the First, Second, and Fourth Amendment, the ploy is to shamelessly pretend that heâ€™s doing it on behalf of innocent victims like Zea and Luna Weiss-Wynne.
Zea and Luna are two adorable little girls who are the daughters of Lara Weiss and Nora Wynne, two lesbian marriage equality activists, and a sperm donor friend.Â Zea and Luna of Humboldt, California are the latest additions to the Barack Obama â€˜Cute Children Propsâ€™ collection because the cutie pies are the ones who introduced the President at this yearâ€™s LGBT Pride celebration at the White House on June 13th.
Thatâ€™s right â€“ while the nation is embroiled in scandals that threaten every Americanâ€™s liberty and while the drums of war thump away in Syria, Barack Obama took an afternoon to fÃªte alternative lifestyles on the taxpayersâ€™ dimeÂ flanked by Joe Biden and surrounded by a room full of gay lesbians, gay gays, gay bisexuals and really gay transgenders.
Wait! Was Chief Supreme Court Justice John Roberts also on the guest roster?Â Not because heâ€™s LGBT, but because with his historical influence over the Obamacare debate, having Roberts mingle with the crowd and dip into the hors d’oeuvres would have certainly lent an air of twisted Constitutional optimism to the same-sex marriage argument.
John Roberts or no John Roberts, the president clearly thought it would be fitting to commemorate atypical sexual preferences by having two eight-year-old girls, whose parents are both women, introduce his comments.
Which White House staffer was assigned the job of explaining to the cherubs why the tall lady in the glittery pink hot pants has a huge Adamâ€™s apple and a manâ€™s voice was not made public.
Way back in January when Obama signed 23 executive orders on gun control, he had four guests about Zea and Lunaâ€™s age at the ceremony, all of whom were supposedly chosen based on the heartfelt letters they wrote to him about how they wanted him to implement tighter gun controls.Â It was a real tearjerker.
At the time, the presidentâ€™s goal was to make weakening the Second Amendment more palatable to the American public by having children in attendance while he dramatically maintained that â€œ[o]ur first task as a societyâ€¦ [is to] â€¦keep children safe.â€
Now, to undermine the traditional meaning of marriage, the president decided that Zea and Luna Weiss-Wynne, as well as seven other authors of inspiring letters about gay issues, would guilt America into agreeing with the gay lobby â€˜for the sake of the children.â€™
The hope is that America will believe the lilâ€™ darlinsâ€™ were uncoached when they begged in writing for Obama to assist their activist mothers in their starry-eyed quest to officially become Mrs. and Mrs. Weiss-Wynne, or vice versa
In other words, if you didnâ€™t agree with Obama on gun control, you wanted to see children shot and killed. And if you donâ€™t agree with Obama on the same sex marriage issue, youâ€™re a hardhearted beast who wants to deprive children like Zea and Luna the simple joy of being part of a legitimate loving family.
Nonetheless, subjecting children to an afternoon where sexual preference is the crux of the discussion is not even the most disturbing part of the Pride Month get-together at the White House.
Why? Because suddenly Barack â€˜LGBTâ€™ Obama has time to chit-chat around the buffet table with a gaggle of gays, thatâ€™s why.
Isnâ€™t he the guy who hasnâ€™t had time to comment on more pressing issues like where he was on the night Ambassador Christopher Stevens was being sodomized and murdered in Libya?Â Shouldnâ€™t the gay lobby be pressing him for an answer to that question?
Or why, after mocking and castigating President GW Bush for counterterrorism surveillance, is the president suddenly accelerating the process of â€˜fundamentally transformingâ€™ the United States of America into Oceania?
And what exactly were he and Doug Shulman discussing those other 149 times when they werenâ€™t busy rolling Easter eggs?
Meanwhile, as America careens headlong into a vortex of adversity, itâ€™s clear that the LGBT communityâ€™s â€˜best manâ€™ is Barack Obama.
And Best Man Barack’s top priority is to promote Zea and Luna as two little girls who just want to don hair ribbons, dress up like flower girls, and walk their two mommies down the aisle into a future of LGBT legally-wedded bliss.
*a meal eaten by Muslims to break their fast after sunset every day during Ramadan
Despite the poor economy, highÂ unemployment, and the overall state of national malaise, Barack Obama has been hinging his prospects for reelection solely on the fact that the architect of 9/11, Osama bin Laden,Â is dead. Rather than giving most of theÂ creditÂ to Seal Team Six, who actually risked their lives by entering the global terrorist’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, President Obama has spent months extolling his own steely determination.
Few would argue that after September 11th 2001,Â George W. Bush’sÂ handling of the terrorist attack on American soil is what likely won him a second term. Be itÂ Timothy McVeighÂ or al-Qaeda, American presidents staring down extremists on behalf of Americans usually gains them more supporters than critics.
Therefore, listening to Barack Obama talk about his positive impact on the war on terror, one would think that the 44th president finally found a winning formula to ensure a second term and a terror-free future for Americans around the world.
Yet, what Obama never mentions are the 30 Americans,Â 22 of whomÂ were DEVGRU Seal Team Six elite Navy SEALS who, in the aftermath of bin Laden’s body being dumped in the North Arabian Sea, wereÂ shot downÂ by insurgents while flying in Chinook helicopters in Afghanistan. In addition, what Barack Obama also never addresses is theÂ astounding increaseÂ in military deaths by hostile Taliban forces since he took office in 2009.
Now, Barack Obama finds himself up to his nostrils in the muck and mire of controversy over a terrorist attack on September 11, 2012. On the anniversary of killing 3,000 innocent Americans 11 years prior, in a pre-planned, coordinated attack on the American consulate in Benghazi the terrorist group Ansar al-Sharia tookÂ creditÂ for slaying US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens,Â computerÂ specialist Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.
America is now learning that despite the Obama administration’s indignant reaction to a low-budget anti-IslamÂ videoÂ which for two weeks was blamed for the loss of life in Benghazi, theÂ White HouseÂ wasÂ fully awareÂ that what was happening was indeed a terrorist attack. In the sameÂ Situation RoomÂ where Beyonce and Jay-Z had visited months earlier, the White HouseÂ watched in real time, via unmanned Predator drone, for five of the seven hours that the four Americans struggled to stay alive. In the end, President Obama chose to do nothing to stop it.
Worse yet, it is beingÂ allegedÂ that while Christopher Stevens was being tortured, raped, and killed, the president, who hadÂ plansÂ to go to Las Vegas for aÂ fundraiserÂ the next day, went to bed. Meanwhile, as the president slept, life-saving troops were but an hour awayÂ in Italy.
That brings us to the 2012 election. Despite his desperate attempts to convince Americans that he singlehandedly rid the planet of the world’s most notorious terrorist, unlike George W. Bush in 2004, it appears that the bin Laden slayer is still losing credibility with American voters.
One can’t help but think that if on September 11, 2012 Barack Obama had at least attempted to rescue those four Americans, his prospects for reelection would be quite different today. If the commander-in-chief had demanded that every effort be made to save the lives of Stevens, Smith, Woods, and Doherty, even if the effort failed he would have been viewed as a tough leader. The drama, the bravery, and the dedication of a US president vowing to “leave no man behind,” whatever the cost, would have eradicated any chance Mitt Romney might have had to replace Barack Obama behind the Resolute Desk come January.
Instead, on the anniversary of September 11th Barack Obama chose to turn his back on four Americans whose lives were lost at the hands ofÂ Ansar al-Sharia, and the question is why? Didn’t the President realize that by saving their lives, in the process he could have also secured a second term?
So yes, Osama bin Laden is dead, but as the American body count continues to climb, the question that remains is: What possible reason could Barack Obama offer America for sending SEAL Team Six into Pakistan to kill one terrorist, but then refuse to send help to Libya to rescue four Americans under siege by a band ofÂ murderous militants?
This time, Barack Obama’s foolhardy decision to put himself first cost four Americans their lives and should also cost him the election.
Originally posted at American Thinker blog
A newly-formed band of Binder Bimbos is working diligently to convince America that Mitt Romney demeaned women during the second debate when he described how he, as governor of Massachusetts, went about balancing his male-dominated Cabinet with women.Â Responding to a question on pay equity, Romney said, “I had the chance to pull together a Cabinet, and all the applicants seemed to be men. I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks?’ and they brought us wholeÂ bindersÂ full of women.”
Like salivating wolves waiting to pounce on prey, liberal women have spent lots of time lying in wait for Mitt Romney to utter anything at all that could be misconstrued to prove he’s a woman-hating troglodyte. Thus far, the best they’ve come up with is “binders.”
Erica Payne, progressive public policy expert, commentator, author, and founder of the Agenda Project, appeared on the Bill O’Reilly show where she stretched the Binder Bimbo idiocy so far that she likened Romney’s debate comment to an Arab sheikh flipping the pages of a binder looking for women to stock his harem. After she said it, even Erica looked a bit embarrassed for proposing such a ridiculous analogy.
Meanwhile, the Binder Bimbos are in full attack mode.Â Yet oddly enough, they have not condemned the women’s groups who delivered the “bindersÂ full of women” to the Massachusetts governor. Worse yet, while out trawling for GOP offensive words and actions, these same women seem to have zero problems with Barack Obama calling the brutal slaughter of four Americans “not optimal.” But then again, these are the same soulless individuals who protest “bindersÂ full of women” and applaud bio-hazard bins full of aborted babies.
Barack Obama’s now infamous “not optimal” comment was made recently during a Jon Stewart interview.Â Stewart posed a question that began, “I would say and even you would admit it was not the optimal response,” about the Obama administration’s muddled communication after the deadly attack in Benghazi, to which the president coldly retorted with what he no doubt thought was a clever twist on Jon’s use of the word “optimal” by saying, “If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.”
Anyway, to Barack Obama’s detriment, his emotionless response has now married the carelessly thought-out words “not optimal” with dead Americans in much the same way Romney-hating women are now associating themselves with three-ringÂ binders.
Yet, amid all the binder blather is a broken-hearted woman named Pat Smith who lost her son.Â Pat is the mother of Sean Smith, one of four diplomats that included former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty and Ambassador Christopher Stevens, all of whom were killed during the raid on the consulate in Benghazi.
Mrs. Smith welcomed her son home in a coffin at Dover Air Force Base and continues to maintain that the truth about what really happened to her child is painfully slow in coming.
Speaking from her home in California,Â Mrs. Smith, 72, who actually has something more serious thanÂ bindersÂ to be upset about, described herself as being in “pure hell” since she lost Sean. Expounding upon Obama’s “not optimal” comment, Pat said “It was a disrespectful thing to say and I don’t think it’s right. How can you say somebody being killed is not very optimal? I don’t think the President has the right idea of the English language.”
Pat Smith may be too respectful to admit it, but Barack Obama lacks the right idea about a lot more than the English language. However, what Mrs. Smith did do was take the President to task by saying, “It’s insensitive to say my son is not very optimal – he is also very dead.” Then the distraught mother admitted that “I’ve not been ‘optimal’ since he died and the past few weeks have been pure hell.”
Sean Smith’s mother concluded her comments by offering a candid assessment of Barack Obama’sÂ Comedy CentralÂ interview when she said “There’s a lot of stupid things that have been said about my son and what happened and this is another one of them.”
In light of Obama’s callousness, a question needs to be posed to indignant Binder Bimbos everywhere: In the scheme of poorly chosen words, which is worse, “bindersÂ full of women,” or the Commander-in-Chief describing the death of four men in service to America as “not optimal?”
The answer to the question is clear. Instead of pointing out the ongoing insensitivity being shown toward a San Diego mother mourning her dead son, on Joe Scarborough’s MSNBC “Morning Joe” talk show Binder Bimbo Mika Brzezinski chose to blast Mitt Romney for the “bindersÂ full of women” statement. Brzezinski, who is likely planning to vote “like [her] lady parts depend on it,” fumed at Romney about his attempts to recruit female cabinet members in Massachusetts. Mika told a disagreeing Joe that “It just happens to be a little bit insulting that he had to make up a story about trying to help women because he couldn’t find one on his own,” she said. “That’s kind of a problem.”
No – Mika, if you and the rest of the Binder Bimbos are so desperate to find a problem, how about focusing on a dishonest president who, for political expediency, told a made-up story to cover up a terrorist attack in Libya on 9/11?Â Now, as a result of that deceitfulness, Barack Obama’s once optimal prospects for reelection have been downgraded to “not optimal.”
Originally posted at American Thinker blog
For those MillionÂ Worker MarchersÂ now receiving their Barack Obama entitlements, marching for jobs is no longer necessary. But for the “million” black men who marched for “atonement, unity and brotherhood” in 1995 and the “million”Â momsÂ who demonstrated for stricter gunÂ laws, some stiff competition is heading their way.
In fact, when the curtain on a “puppet power” rally on Washington’s National Mall rises on November 3rd, it promises to stand head-and-shoulders above its predecessors, especially since legions of 8-foot Big Birds are expected to join the demonstration.
The idea for the “Million Muppet/Puppet Power” march was birthed when Mitt Romney dared to suggest that reining in the nation’s indebtedness should take priority overÂ Placido FlamingoÂ andÂ Curly Bear.
During the first Presidential Debate in Denver, the Republican presidential candidate submitted to America that subsidizing Big Bird with $445 million in federal budget disbursements that public television received in 2012 is not worth borrowingÂ moneyÂ from Communist China.
While Mitt Romney’s iconoclastic views were shocking, he did balance his statements by professing a personal affection for Big Bird.Â Romney then intimated to Jim Lehrer and Barack Obama that he would allow neither sentimentality nor a love of the Sesame StreetÂ theme songÂ to stand in the way of ending government subsidies to a children’s program PBS has sponsored for close to half a century.
Meanwhile, on the night of the debate, as fate would have it, two 40-something Big Bird activists – one anÂ animationÂ executive from California and the other a student from Boise, Idaho – crossed paths in cyberspace.Â In response to Willard Romney’s blatant disrespect for educational television programming for children, the duo quickly teamed up like Bert and Ernie and established aÂ websiteÂ called “Million Muppet March” to voice opposition to Mitt Romney’s PBS-cutting proposals.
The men chose not to make the Muppet March whatÂ Michael Bellavia, president of theÂ animationÂ studioÂ Animax Entertainment, called just “a virtual show of support.”Â The LAÂ animationÂ executive shared that “because it seemed like there was already a growing interest in it,” he and Chris Mecham, his Big Bird cohort from Boise, decided: Why not take the opportunity and make it an “active, participatory event?”
On hisÂ Facebook page, Chris Mecham identifies his political view as “social liberalism” and says he is a writer interested in healthcare policy and currently studying political science at Boise State University.
Chris shared that on the night of the debate, while Romney was “still talking [he] was thinking of ways [he] could express [his] frustration at [Romney’s Big Bird] argument. Before the debates were over [Chris] had put up the Million Muppet March Facebook page.”
Mr. Bellavia andÂ Mr. Mecham, who had a post on his FacebookÂ profile pageÂ he later took down calling Romney a “c*&ksucker” [sic] – which in certain circles would definitely be considered an expression of love – both agree that the while the event may not draw in “a million Muppet-loving people,” the puppet-minded civic crusaders “hope to create … a ‘love fest’ featuring skits and musicalÂ performancesÂ with Muppets.”
Sorry people, but that scary scenario sounds a lot more like what goes on at a reefer-smoking MillionÂ MarijuanaÂ March. Â The only thing worse would beÂ Abdullah the PuppetÂ being designated to march side-by-side with Miss Piggy in the puppet parade.
Nevertheless, the organizers of the event do feel like the November 3rdÂ rally may “get close to the biggest ever assemblage of puppets in one place…and probably the most ever puppets marching on Washington.”Â Not quite – let’s not forget Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009, where an estimated 1.5 million puppets braved the frigid weather to attend that historic event.
Regardless of who does or doesn’t choose to show up on the National Mall, there’s still a few glaring contradictions at play here.Â For starters, why isn’t Chris ‘share the wealth’ Mecham equally frustrated over former Sesame Workshop 1% CEOÂ Gary KnellÂ receiving $988,456 in total compensation in 2010?Â Or new Sesame CEO H. Melvin Ming, who before stepping into the CEO role in Knell’s place was the second-highest compensated employee that same year?
Then there’s the absurdity of big-governmentÂ liberal types like Bellavia and Mecham marching on Big Bird’s behalf, asking for continued funding for educational programming for the children who, on a different day,Â other liberal groups would be demanding government funding to abort.
Maybe someone should tell marchers Mike and Chris that if ever there was a reason to descend on Washington D.C, it’s to protest the Obama administration’s cover-up of what really happened in Benghazi to Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other murdered Americans on September 11thÂ 2012, not to demand continued funding forÂ Oscar the Grouch.
So there you have it – liberal zombies marching for Muppets, which is proving to be just an organized group of dummies marching for dummies.