Don’t be fooled like all or most of the media, democrat or conservative, who couldn’t see the full politics in the capture of the supposed ‘Mastermind’ of the Bengahzi attacks, 6-15.
1)Timing: Not only did politics play a part
in that the capture of Ahmed Abu Khatallah was made Sunday , yet it wasn’t announced until Tuesday. That alone is suspicious in that it wasn’t announced immediately , but when one discovers that,
2) That Tuesday was the day that Hillary Clinton would be doing her big interview on Fox TV with Van Sustern and Baer (promoting her new book) it becomes doubly obvious that the capture was about politics…so that Hillary would have a nice ace in the hole to help deflect questions on Benghazi
and other topics. No questions were asked of Clinton as to why Abu Khatallah was not captured sooner despite his openess to do media interviews and almost thumbing his nose at America.
3) Then, you add the fact, that the Abu Khatallah
was caught without a bullet fired, easily lured to
capture with the help of local Libyan intelligence
the Obama administration could have probably captured him most anytime they wanted. In fact, Abu Khatallah was known to have done a number of media interviews out in the open over the past two years since Benghazi
and was even interrogated by U.S. officials but not brought to bare.
4) There is some question whether Ahmed Abu Khatallah was even the ‘mastermind’, as claimed by the Obama administration, but, rather, simply a
pawn (as he has already purportedly claimed) who was there as one of the flame throwers. Perhaps the truth may or may not come out when and if he is interrogated.
5)The capture of Ahmed Abu Khatallah was just another political chess move by Hillary and the Obama administration, in the tradition of Alinsky* Rules for Radicals, a militant doctrine subscribed to by by both Obama and Clinton.
Not only does the capture score points for Clinton and Obama with a sycophantic media and party base after their likely involvement in allowing the Benghazi attack by not providing ample (requested) security and the following probable cover-up, but it deflects attention away from the probably scandals that have
beset the administration , of which Clinton was a big part and continues to defend.
Timing has always been a big part of the Obama ‘game plan,’ whereby the administration has made sure to announce things that would affect it NEGATIVELY on a Friday afternoon or weekend (when they would largely be ignored by media and forgotten over the weekend, or, in the case of GOOD things (positive points for the administration) they would be announced during the week preferably on light news days like this past Tuesday , June 17, to garner plenty of positive media attention and have Wed- Fri to ride the wave.
Despite Clinton’s poor book reviews and sales, to date – she is said to have ‘lifted’ the book’s title, ‘HARD CHOICES,’ from another Secretary of State’s book a few decades earlier – Clinton managed to skate through the half hour Fox interview Tuesday largely by answering questions in generalities or non-answers (eg not siding with the 30% pro or 64% vs government in recent urvey) and prolonging them so as to cut down on the number of questions that could be asked, much like we have noted in President Obama press conferences.. . Even though Clinton may have to separate herself from the falling current adminstration, make no doubt that Hillary and Obama are two political lpeas in a pod, raised on the Alinsky doctrines of community organizing and Rules for Radicals.
HILLARY INTERVIEW, BOOK ‘A BOMB’
In an email this evening, a veteran publishing source calls the latest Hillary Clinton book, Hard Choices, a memoir of her State Department years, a “bomb.” The source is referring to the early but underwhelming sales figures. “Between us, they are nervous at S&S [Simon & Schuster],” says the source, who gave permission for his email to be published. “Sales were well below expectations and the media was a disaster.” According to this source, a Simon & Schuster insider, “They sold 60,000 hard covers first week and 24,000 ebooks.” The publishing house was “hoping and praying for 150,000 print first week.” “The 60k represents a less than 10% sell thru based on what they shipped,” says the source. It’s been reported that one million copies of Clinton’s book were shipped weeks before the June 10 publication date. “They will be lucky to sell 150,000 total lifetime,” the source writes in the email. Hillary reportedly received a near-$14 million advance, a sum the publishing house will unlikely make back. “It’s a bomb but it will be interesting to see how they spin it.” Ruby Cramer of BuzzFeed reported earlier today that Barnes & Noble sold 24,000 of Clinton’s book. (WEEKLY STANDARD)
ALINSKY RULES FOR RADICALS
*Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909 – June 12, 1972) was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing.He is often noted for his book Rules for Radicals.In the course of nearly four decades of political organizing, Alinsky received much criticism … In the 1950s, he began turning his attention to improving conditions in the African-Americanghettos, beginning with Chicago’s …Hillary Clinton‘s senior honors thesis on Saul Alinsky, written atWellesley College, noted that Alinsky’s personal efforts were a large part of his method. Both she and President Barack Obama were described in promotional material for a radio interview of an author of an Alinsky biography as having been indirectly influenced by Alinsky’s work. His ideas were adapted in the 1960s by some US college students and other young counterculture-era organizers, who used them as part of their strategies for organizing on campus and beyond.Time magazine once wrote that “American democracy is being altered by Alinsky’s ideas,” and conservative author William F. Buckley said he was “very close to being an organizational genius.”(Wikipaedia)
Raymond Maxwell, the only official at the State Department’sbureau of Near Eastern Affairs to lose his job after the attacks, tells Josh Rogin that he’s been scapegoated by Hillary Clinton’s team, in an exclusive interview with the Daily Beast.
Following the attack in Benghazi, senior State Department officials close to Hillary Clinton ordered the removal of a mid-level official who had no role in security decisions and has never been told the charges against him. He is now accusing Clinton’s team of scapegoating him for the failures that led to the death of four Americans last year.
Hillary Clinton laughs as she testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in January. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Raymond Maxwell was placed on forced “administrative leave” after the State Department’s own internal investigation, conducted by an Administrative Review Board (ARB) led by former State Department official Tom Pickering. Five months after he was told to clean out his desk and leave the building, Maxwell remains in professional and legal limbo, having been associated publicly with the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American for reasons that remain unclear.
Maxwell, who served as deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs from August 2011 until his removal last December, following tours in Iraq and Syria, spoke publicly for the first time in an exclusive interview with The Daily Beast.
“The overall goal is to restore my honor,” said Maxwell, who has now filed grievances regarding his treatment with the State Department’s human resources bureau and the American Foreign Service Association, which represents the interests of foreign-service officers. The other three officials placed on leave were in the diplomatic security bureau, leaving Maxwell as the only official in the bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), which had responsibility for Libya, to lose his job.
“I had no involvement to any degree with decisions on security and the funding of security at our diplomatic mission in Benghazi,” he said.
Maxwell was removed from his job on Dec. 18, the day after the ARB report was released, and subsequently placed on administrative leave, which is meant to give the State Department time to investigate whether Maxwell should be fired or return to work. Five months later, that investigation seems stalled and Maxwell sits at home, where he continues to be paid but is not allowed to return to his job.
The State Department declined to comment on the reasons that Maxwell and the other officials were placed on administrative leave, or on what the four were told about the reasons for the decision. It did confirm that the ARB did not recommend direct disciplinary action because it didn’t find misconduct or a direct breach of duty by the officials. “As a matter of policy, we don’t speak to specific personnel matters,” said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki.
Since the leave is not considered a formal disciplinary action, Maxwell has no means to appeal the status, as he would if he had been outright fired. To this day, he says, nobody from the State Department has ever told him why he was singled out for discipline. He has never had access to the classified portion of the ARB report, where all of the details regarding personnel failures leading up to Benghazi are confined. He also says he has never been shown any evidence or witness testimony linking him to the Benghazi incident.
Maxwell says he had planned to retire last September, but extended his time voluntarily after the Sept. 11 attack to help the bureau in its time of need. Now, he is refusing to retire until his situation is clarified. He is seeking a restoration of his previous position, a public statement of apology from State, reimbursement for his legal fees, and an extension of his time in service to equal the time he has spent at home on administrative leave.
“For any FSO being at work is the essence of everything and being deprived of that and being cast out was devastating,” he said.
Soon after being removed from his job, Maxwell was visited at his home late one evening and directed to sign a letter acknowledging his administrative leave and forfeiting his right to enter the State Department. He refused to sign, responding in writing that it amounted to an admission he had done something wrong.
“They just wanted me to go away but I wouldn’t just go away,” he said. “I knew Chris [Stevens]. Chris was a friend of mine.”
“Behind Beth’s back, Maxwell ended up being put on administrative leave.”
The decision to place Maxwell on administrative leave was made by Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills, according to three State Department officials with direct knowledge of the events. On the day after the unclassified version of the ARB’s report was released in December, Mills called ActingAssistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Beth Jones and directed her to have Maxwell leave his job immediately.
“Cheryl Mills directed me to remove you immediately from the [deputy assistant secretary] position,” Jones told Maxwell, according to Maxwell.
The decision to remove Maxwell and not Jones seems to conflict with the finding of the ARB that responsibility for the security failures leading up to the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi should fall on more senior officials.
“We fixed [the responsibility] at the assistant secretary level, which is in our view the appropriate place to look, where the decision-making in fact takes place, where, if you like, the rubber hits the road,” Pickering said when releasing the ARB report.
The report found “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the State Department,” namely the Diplomatic Security (DS) and Near Eastbureaus. Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns testified in December that requests for more security in Libya, denied by the State Department, did reach the assistant secretaries and “it may be that some of my colleagues on the 7th floor saw them as well.”
But Jones was not disciplined in any way following the release of the report, nor was the principal deputy assistant secretary of State at NEA, Liz Dibble, who is slated to receive a plush post as the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in London this summer. In the DS bureau, the assistant secretary, principal deputy, and deputy assistant all lost their jobs. In the NEA bureau, only Maxwell was asked to leave.
Jones and Dibble were responsible for security in Libya, Maxwell and three State Department officials said. What’s more, when Maxwell was promoted to his DAS position in August 2011, most responsibility for Libya was carved out of his portfolio, which also included Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. Although Maxwell did some work on Libya, all security related decisions were handled by Dibble and Jones, according to the three officials.
One State Department official close to the issue told The Daily Beast that Clinton’s people told the leadership of the NEA bureau that Maxwell would be given another job at State when the Benghazi scandal blew over. Maxwell said Jones assured him he would eventually be brought back to NEA as a “senior advisor,” but that Mills, Clinton’s chief of staff, reneged.
“The deal that NEA made with Cheryl Mills and the 7th floor was to keep Ray within NEA and just give him another portfolio. For whatever reason, it didn’t go down like that and that was a complete shock to Beth [Jones], because that was the deal that Beth made with Cheryl,” the official said. “Behind Beth’s back, Maxwell ended up being put on administrative leave.”
12/12 CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS ON BENGHAZI TAKE PLACE
but Hillary Clinton, the key link, is nowhere to be found…INSTEAD
1) Clinton goes to Australia to attend a Wine Tasting
2) Clinton falls down in her home and has a concussion
3) Clinton has surgery for a blood clot in her head
A few days before she is to leave office as Secretary of State,
Hillary Clinton finally shows for hearings and proclaims:
ANSWER (to Hillary) :
– Poorly Secured Libyan Embassy even after many requests by Ambassador Stevens and others
– Refusal to send in military jets during terrorist attack to at least try to stave off terrorist attackers
– Denial of terrorist attack, after the fact, for a full two weeks: ‘ It was a protest over a Youtube video’
– Refusal to give true details eight months later, only false promises that the purpetrators ‘will be brought to justice.’
– FOUR DEAD AMERICANS – America Wants Answers How it happened and Who did it
Eight Months After Benghazi…
Still No Answers from the Obama Administration
The modus operandi for the Obama Administration becomes obvious after we see it repeated so often:
1) Promise an investigation and that purpetrators ‘will be brought to justice.’ 2) Stonewall for months 3) Refuse to talk ‘pending the investigation.’ 4) String along the ‘investigation’ for many months until , hopefully, people will forget Benghazi
and other topics willtake over Americans’ short attention spans. 5) When people ask , ‘What REALLY Happened,’ just tell them ‘ Oh, that was so long ago…’
The State Department finally decides to have its own investigation but Hillary is never called to testify… And guess what’s lurking around the corner…
… and more scandals coming for Obama. Gee, Nixon only had one!
We know Obama and his men are good at scheduling, e.g. press conferences for Fridays , but they probably did NOT plan this one. In fact, we knew it was close but, only Bob Shieffer of CBS’ Face The Nation and a few others pinned it down. Yes, this May marks the 40th Anniversary of the Watergate Hearings!
Obama on Nixon’s Slippery Slope of a nose… IRS Harassment, Press Intimidation, Coverups…
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