BENGHAZI UPDATE

This Brietbart story reveals that retired General Jack Ham, the man who was in command in Libya on the day of the Benghazi massacre on September 11, 2012 will testify before a Congressional Committee on June 26th.

General Carter Ham, US Army (Retired)

Gen. Ham was the Commander of the Africom command that should have responded to the attack at the consulate in Benghazi. He was or was not relieved of his command that day, after making preparations for an immediate rescue mission and retired from the military almost immediately thereafter. Gen, Ham was one of two theater commanders who were disciplined or retired in the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi attack. Rear Admiral   Gaouette is the other commander. He was relieved of his command and rumored to have been in “mutiny” against the President. Neither of these men has spoken since that day. With Gen. Ham’s scheduled testimony on the 26th that all may be changing, at last!

Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette, US Navy

Admiral Gaouette has been the subject of numerous rumors and psuedo allegations about his conduct of his command. He was finally “reprimanded” for his alleged actions and speech after being summarily relieved of his command on that fateful day. The Russians have even run a story that he “mutinied”. We have reported in detail all known facts and events. Here is a complete list of what we have reported to date. Read for yourself the details known thus far about the actions of Gen. Ham and Adm. Gaouette.

The President, as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States of America is our highest authority, with one exception: the American people for whom President Obama works and who elected him President. His authority is also limited by the rule of law. No one is above the law and all Americans, even the President, are subject to the law.

The truth about what did and did not happen at Benghazi; the truth about what President Obama did and did not do, say and order; the truth about the actions of those in the Obama Administration and the military both on September 11, 2012 and the ten months that have elapsed since; all are too little known and very little that is reliable and truthful has been revealed. Now, it is time for that to end. With the testimony of Gen. Ham, the American people can learn what took place that day. Hopefully, that will lead to a full inquiry into the actions of all those responsible, including our President.

The American people do not know the truth; the families of those slain do not know what happened or why their son’s died; the diplomatic and military communities do not know what their fate will be if they are ever put in harms way by our government. Let us all pray that this sad chapter in American military and diplomatic history will finally come to an end.

Those we elect; those we appoint and those to whom we delegate military and diplomatic authority are all subject to two ultimate authorities: the rule of law and the American people. The Commander in Chief is the highest authority in civil and military matters. Nevertheless, the President is subject to the rule of law and to the people of the United States who elected him. With the hearings on June 26th and any thereafter, those authorities will finally, for the first time, be in possession of facts and have the ability to judge the actions and inactions of those in charge that day and the days since then. It is about time!

Stay tuned. When there is more, we will bring it to you.

THE TIME HAS COME – APPOINT A JOINT HOUSE/SENATE INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE WITH SUBPOENA POWER!

As we promised our readers, despite our health issues that prevent us from daily posts, An Excellent Spirit has carefully followed the various scandals that are plaguing the Obama Administration:

Benghazi- What was Ambassador Stevens really doing and what really happened on September 11, 2012 in Libya. Was there a cover up of what was done or what was not done? Where was the President on that fateful day? Why were our troops told to “stand down” and let four Americans die? What happened to General Jack Ham and Admiral Gaouette on that day/night? Who made these decisions? WHY?

An Excellent Spirit has previously provided extensive coverage of Benghazi. We invite you to review that here.

PJ Media’s Roger L. Simon

The latest stories come from PJ Media and its head man, Roger L. Simon here and here: Then there is the IRS Investigation and actions against Conservative (Christian) groups applying for or having tax exempt status.  Here are a sample of the many stories coming out that indicate this was a conscious strategy of the Obama Administration. Here and here  This story reveals the extent to which the IRS went with its questions.  Who instituted or approved these actions? Clearly, with the “testimony” of Ms. Lerner, we can presume that the activities were criminal and were NOT the independent actions of a few low level employees of the IRS in Cincinnati, Ohio. Why has a total black out of this Cincinnati office occurred?  Moreover, it would seem a systematic attempt was made to insulate the President from these actions. Why? That brings us to that question: What did the President know and when did the President know it?

Perhaps the most glaring is The Associated Press/Fox News illegal investigation by US Justice Department subpoenas. The role of US Attorney General Eric Holder and others in all this is beginning to come out. Holder, we now know, signed the affidavit that was presented to a judge for these illegal subpoenas. This is huge!  Read about it here. But that is not all! This story in PJ Tatler is more than enough reason for the Attorney General to immediately resign and submit himself to the questions of the yet to be appointed Joint Congressional Committee.  Eric Holder, if the facts presented in the PJ Tatler story are true, has committed perjury, lied to Congress while under oath to tell the truth and that is only the beginning.

This is really funny! If we both keep our mouths shut, they will never know the truth! About anything!

Then there is the Fast & Furious Investigation, the intentionally withholding facts and truth due to an upcoming Election (remember Nixon and Watergate?) and the actions of Secretary Sibelius and others in ramming Obamacare down the throats of Americans. There are more issues/scandals that we do and do not know of, but the above recitation is surely enough to get all this off the front pages of the lamestream media that will go to absurd lengths to protect Obama and the “progressive” rule of a Middle/Right America, silent no longer majority and on to the agenda of a Special Congressional Committee!

LIARS are an affront to the American people and to GOD!

It is time for all Americans to become informed! It is time all Americans stood up and speak out on all these atrocities our government has committed against ALL Americans and the US Constitution that protects us from such criminal activities as illegal search and seizure of AP/Fox records, IRS intrusion into the tax exempt status of organizations and the resulting harm to ALL Americans and the rest of the growing litany of excesses of an out of control Obama Administration.

The last time this occurred in America it was during the Right reign of Richard Milhous Nixon. We had a Left/Progressive, anti-Nixon media. They did their job and, despite their obvious relish at Nixon’s fall, they did their job well. They saw to it that the truth came out and people who deserved it went to jail. Sadly, that is NOT the case today! We have a far Left President and a far Left, lamestream media. They have proven that they will not do the job of holding the Obama Administration to the fire and cause the whole truth to come out on even one of these scandals, much less five or more. We cannot trust them or anyone else. We must get the truth and the only way that can happen is if we demand that those who we have elected to represent us, the US Senators and US Representatives, the House and Senate convene a special investigative committee to protect our right to know the whole truth about everything done in our names.

Hillary Clinton at Watergate when she was fired for her actions and Hillary today when she should be fired and indicted for her actions and the cover up!

To everything there is a season. A time for understanding and a time for truth. This is such a time! The time is NOW!

FULL DISCLOSURE: In case it has escaped you, we are unabashed followers of PJ Media, PJ Tatler, Brietbart other sources of information and opinion that comes from a more Right and less Left perspective. That is our “bent” but it is also what we must do to get an even close to balanced viewpoint, with the massive and unsupportable Left, “Progressive” bias of the lamestream media. We have posted previously on these and other sources of information. We highly recommend our readers review that post here.

Stay tuned, America! An Excellent Spirit will keep you informed and up to date. God bless America!

Benghazi Bombshell – Watergate on Steroids?

An Excellent Spirit has reported on the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans at the Embassy in Benghazi, Libya on September 11th.  Here  We did so thinking we were seeing gross incompetence and a major cover up by the Obama Administration to avoid any responsibility, at least until Election Day. Now, it seems, we might have been wrong.

The complicity of the lamestream media plays right into the shocking revelations that the Obama Administration might have been engaged in “gunwalking” huge amounts of weapons left behind by assassinated Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi. This Jewish World Review expose by Frank J. Gaffney reveals facts and details that pose many questions that must be answered. Gaffney makes statements and raises questions that, if proven true, will go far beyond a simple 1972 Washington burglary that brought down a President. Gaffney writes, “the mystery is beginning to unravel with regard to what happened that night and the reason for the subsequent, clumsy official cover-up now known as Benghazigate.”

Gaffney, a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy in the Reagan Administration, heads the Center for Security Policy. He is acknowledged expert on weapons, arms control and international security. His article could set off a scandal that could end the Obama Presidency, win or lose the November Election. “The evidence suggests that the Obama administration has not simply been engaging, legitimating, enriching and emboldening Islamists who have taken over or are ascendant in much of the Middle East. Starting in March 2011, when American diplomat J. Christopher Stevens was designated the liaison to the “opposition” in Libya, the Obama administration has been arming them, including jihadists like Abdelhakim Belhadj, leader of the al Qaeda franchise known as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.”

The article explains what were once curious questions, such as why was Ambassador Stevens in terribly unsecure Benghazi without adequate security on the anniversary of the September 11th attack? “Once Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown, Stevens was appointed ambassador to the new Libya run by Mr. Belhadj and his friends. Not surprisingly, one of the most important priorities for someone in that position would be to try to find and secure the immense amount of armaments that had been cached by the dictator around the country and systematically looted during and after the revolution. One of the places in Libya most awash with such weapons in the most dangerous of hands is Benghazi. It now appears that Stevens was there — on a particularly risky day, with no security to speak of and despite now copiously documented concerns about his own safety and that of his subordinates — for another priority mission: sending arms recovered from the former regime’s stocks to the “opposition” in Syria. As in Libya, the insurgents are known to include al Qaeda and other Shariah-supremacist groups, including none other than Abdelhakim Belhadj.”

Gaffney’s article also mentions the munitions humanitarian assistance ship seen on American television reports, the Al Entisar, a Libyan-flagged vessel carrying 400 tons of cargo that docked on Sept. 6 in the Turkish port of Iskenderun. It was reported the ship had quantities of arms, including deadly SA-7 man-portable surface-to-air missiles that apparently were intended for Islamists, including al Qaeda elements, in Syria. Gaffney then makes this startling accusation: “What cries out for further investigation — and debate in the remaining days of this presidential election — is whether this shipment was part of a larger covert Obama effort to transfer weapons to our enemies that could make the Iran-Contra scandal, to say nothing of Operation Fast and Furious, pale by comparison?”

The Article continues by reporting that a “credible investigative journalist” (Aaron Klein) is reporting that the “consulate in Benghazi” actually was no such thing. He reports that the Benghazi compound where the murderous attack on Stevens and his colleagues was launched, was not really what our government has termed a “mission.” Klein describes the building as a “‘shabby, nondescript building’ that lacked any ‘major public security presence’ and was, according to an unnamed Middle Eastern security official, ‘routinely used by Stevens and others to coordinate with the Turkish, Saudi and Qatari governments on supporting the insurgencies in the Middle East, most prominently the rebels opposing Assad’s regime in Syria.’” The article continues, “We know that Stevens’ last official act was to hold such a meeting with an unidentified “Turkish diplomat.” Presumably, the conversation involved additional arms shipments to al Qaeda and its allies in Syria. It also may have involved getting more jihadi fighters there. After all, Mr. Klein reported last month that, according to sources in Egyptian security, our ambassador was playing a “central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria.”

It gets worse. Last week, Center for Security Policy senior fellow and former career CIA officer Clare Lopez observed that “there were two large warehouse-type buildings associated with the so-called ‘consulate’ whose purpose has yet to be disclosed. As their contents were raided in the course of the attack, we may never know for sure whether they housed — and were known by the local jihadis to house — arms, perhaps administered by the two former Navy SEALs killed along with Stevens. What we do know is that the New York Times — one of the most slavishly pro-Obama publications in the country — reported in an Oct. 14 article, ‘Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists, and not the more secular opposition groups that the West wants to bolster.” Gaffney’s next statement is astonishing. “In short, it seems President Obama has been engaged in gun-walking on a massive scale. The effect has been to equip America’s enemies to wage jihad not only against regimes it once claimed were our friends, but inevitably against us and our allies as well. That would explain his administration’s desperate and now failing bid to mislead the voters through the serial deflections of Benghazigate.” 

Frank Gaffney has provided a lot of information. It is up to “us” to watch, carefully, and pray and to demand the whole truth about all this, before “we” vote!

 

Victor Davis Hanson on Obama’s Libya Lies

When an article starts out “Almost everything we have been told about Libya over the last two years is untrue”, the reader knows that it will not be a fluff piece. When the author of the Jewish World Review article is Victor Davis Hanson, the reader knows that facts and reason will in all probability support the premise fully.

Professor Hanson points to the US and our ally’s accomplishment as “ proof of President Obama’s enlightened reset Middle East policy.”After all, “when insurgency broke out there, the United States joined France and Great Britain in bombing Muammar Gadhafi out of power — and supposedly empowering a democratic Arab Spring. Not a single American life was lost.” This, we were told was a great example of President Obama’s mythical foreign policy mojo. “Obama’s June 2009 Cairo speech had praised Islam and apologized for the West. A new “lead from behind” multilateralism was said to have superseded George W. Bush’s neo-imperialist interventions of the past.” The Nobel Peace Prize was being polished for a second rendition. Obama’s mixed-racial identity and his father’s Muslim heritage would also win over the hearts and minds of Libyans after the Gadhafi nightmare. During this summer’s Democratic convention, Obama supporters trumpeted the successes of his Middle East policy: Osama bin Laden dead, al-Qaeda defanged and Arab Spring reformers in place of dictators.”

Hanson then brilliantly takes us the rest of the way to the Benghazi massacre and the aftermath whereby President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the rest of the gang that can’t shoot anything or anyone without a movie maker on site, totally lost the American public less than two months before the Election. “To keep that shining message viable until the November election, the Obama administration and the media had been willing to overlook or mischaracterize all sorts of disturbing events.” Libya had not been as much liberated as it was descending into the chaos of tribal payback. “Islamists began consolidating power, desecrating a British military cemetery and driving out Westerners.” On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, “a radical Islamist hit team with heavy weapons stormed the American consulate in Benghazi, killing Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.”  

“In response, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, National Intelligence Director James Clapper and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice desperately insisted that the murders were a one-time, ad hoc demonstration gone awry, without much larger significance. Supposedly, a few Muslim outliers — inflamed over one American’s anti-Islamic Internet video — had overreacted and stormed the consulate. Such anger was “natural,” assured the president.” 

The rest of the world, especially the Muslim extremist world, sat in disbelief. After 9-11-01, the world and those who perpetrated the heinous acts knew that we knew and were coming to avenge what had been done to America. The Obama Administration, to everyone but the lamestream media’s consternation said the furor was over an obscure, months-old Internet video just happen to coincide with the 9/11 anniversary attack. No one asked, “do demonstrators customarily bring along rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and heavy machine guns? No one replied when the Libyan government attribute the killings to an al-Qaeda affiliate when the Obama administration clearly rejected that cause. “ For most of September, desperate administration officials still clung to the myth that the Libyan catastrophe was a result of a single obnoxious video. At the United Nations, the president castigated the uncouth film. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lamented the senseless spontaneous violence that grew out of one American’s excesses, as she spoke beside the returning coffins of the slain Americans. The problem with lies is they make the liars look bad. In this case, the ones taking the heat were lower lever, civil servants who work in the State Department and on the National Security team that every President relies upon. The American people may not know about these people but the lamestream media and almost anyone who has ever worked in Washington know them well. We also know they are proud and dedicated workers who do not like it when a President lies and they are getting fitted for the role of villain. The result, as An Excellent Spirit pointed out on several posts, days ago, is that leaks, systematic releases of emails and other communications and conversations begin to hit the public. The Administration in power is on the way to misery when that occurs. Daily, “more disturbing facts kept emerging: Ambassador Stevens repeatedly had warned his State Department superiors in vain of impending Islamist violence. Security personnel — to no avail- had also urged beefing up the protection of the consulate, prompting former regional security officer Eric Nordstrom to say in exasperation that “the Taliban is on the inside of the building.” Video of the attack revealed that there had been no demonstration at all, but rather a full-fledged terrorist assault.” Then the Administration did something that is characteristic of an administration that has confidence that it will not be called to task by an adoring, even willing to cheat and mis-report the “news” to “us”. Even as the fantasy of a spur-of-the-moment demonstration dissipated, administration officials tried to salvage it — and with it their idealistic policy in the Middle East. Vice President Joe Biden told a flat-out whopper in last week’s debate, saying the administration hadn’t been informed that Americans in Libya had ever requested more security. He scapegoated the intelligence agencies for supposedly failing to warn the administration of the threat. 

That really did it. The Obama Administration was telling Americans that it was not only the fault of one video, “but the intelligence community for misleading them about the threat of an al-Qaeda hit on an American consulate — and the Romney campaign for demanding answers about a slain ambassador and his associates. Meanwhile, the State Department, the Obama re-election team and the intelligence community were all pointing fingers at each other.” That was the beginning of the end.”

Professor Hanson in his inimitable powers of reasoning, concludes, “What the Obama administration could not concede was the truth: The lead-from-behind intervention in Libya had proved a blueprint for nothing. Libya has descended into chaos. Radical Islam had either subverted or hijacked the Arab Spring. Al-Qaeda was not dismantled by the death of bin Laden or by the stepped-up drone assassination missions in Pakistan. Egypt was becoming Islamist; Syria was a bloody mess. Iran was on the way to becoming nuclear. Obama had won America no more good will in the Middle East than had prior presidents. In other words, the administration’s entire experience in Libya — and in most of the Middle East in general — has been a bright and shining lie. Game over. America loses! Lives, Respect, Credibility, Money and Influence to meet the still daunting challenges of Iran, Israel and a nuclear Middle East exploding in our face!” Emphasis ours. 

Victor Davis Hanson has once again told the unvarnished truth in a way that any American can understand and take hold of it. Now it is “our” turn to deal with the perfidy, mendacity and incompetence. On November 6th. The foreign policy debate next Monday, October 22nd should be a donnybrook of gigantic proportions if “we” can somehow get the lame stream media out of the way to get enough unvarnished, unsung facts and truth. We will see and An Excellent Spirit will bring it all to you. Stay tuned

Libya, Lies and The Wheels Come Off

An Excellent Spirit tries to wait until we have enough facts to post on a subject, especially when it comes to accusing our President or his Administration of deceiving “us”. The stories, however, continue to mount up and the truth/blame can no longer be ignored. The President, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice President Biden (in the debate Thursday night), UN Ambassador Susan Rice and White House spokesman Jay Carney, have systematically lied to the American people!  They have lied because they are incompetent. They have lied because they do not want the American people to understand that our foreign policy is as big a mess as the economy. They have lied because lying is what they do best! 

 Take a look at this Columbus Dispatch (swing state Ohio) editorial. “Testimony in a congressional hearing Wednesday on the Sept. 11 outrage against the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi fueled a growing suspicion: President Barack Obama’s administration was more concerned about projecting the image of improving stability in Libya, to bolster his re-election chances, than it was about ensuring the security of Americans on the ground there. The fact of a successful terrorist attack against the U.S. on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks — a day, above all others, when security for American officials in volatile countries should be at its utmost — is demoralizing and infuriating.” Read the whole thing.

As this Liberty News Online story makes clear, they have lied. “The truth is pretty simple — four weeks before a presidential election, the Obama administration knows it cannot afford to tell the American people that its foreign policy is plagued by a knee-jerk, blame-America-first mentality that sought to blame America’s freedom of speech for the first terrorist attack on U.S. soil since September 11th. This will certainly become, if it hasn’t already, a major campaign problem for the sinking Obama reelection bid. This American Crossroads ad created and released before the State Department briefing is now all the more compelling: It is long past the time for the president to come clean, explain what he knew, why his administration was putting out a false story for days, why proper security was not in place, why he went on Pakistani TV to express regret about a movie and why no one has been fired for lying to the American people. The State Department has not responded to my inquiry as to why Clinton would go on TV to distance America from a movie that had no part to play in the death of its ambassador and other citizens.”

The mother of one of the murdered Americans in Libya has accused the Obama Administration of lying: “Given what we now know about the yes, TERRORIST attack on the US Consulate in Libya, given that we now KNOW that the Obama administration repeatedly lied a the very highest levels in repeatedly calling it a “spontaneous uprising” when there WAS no crowd prior to the attack that began on the compound, this grieving mother’s statement ought to be viewed as gasoline being poured on already burning Obama reelection chances. Watch the video.  MOTHER OF KILLED: I Am Tired of The Obama Administration Lying About the Death of My Son! The lamestream media is even starting to cover the story.  

As An Excellent Spirit reported days ago, when the Administration lies and scapegoats civil servants to escape responsibility for its lies, the leaks begin and we predict that they will not end. Stay tuned. If the economy “don’t get them”, the foreign policy lies will.

Libya, Other Foreign Policy Disasters Could Bring Obama Administration Down

The recent foreign policy disasters in Libya and now Yemen make it clear that the Obama Administration has misled the American people as to its handling of the Middle East, The Arab Spring and the demise of Al Qaeda. Whether this is intentional or just plain incompetence, the American people deserve better. 

 An Excellent Spirit has seen a sharp upturn in the information that is starting to cascade that shows our government ignored the security requests made by those who died in Libya. This PJ Media story by Bridget Johnson has plenty to say. “The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee yanked headlines back to Benghazi today by bringing a recessed Hill alive as it exercised its authority to call a full hearing during the campaign break. At issue: Why did the Benghazi compound not have more security, even under warning of a deteriorating situation from the late ambassador? Why was a specialized security force pulled out of Benghazi in August? What was deemed a “request” for reinforcements? And why is “terrorism” still a four-letter word in the administration?”

While Democratic House members predictably tried to stonewall the testimony, the State Department walked the committee through the timeline of the murderous attack. “Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who opened the hearing showing slides of previous attacks in Benghazi that should have put the State Department on guard, protested that the department was now showing borderline sensitive information — that lawmakers had been asked not to use — in an open forum. Lamb testified that after acquiring the Benghazi compound in mid-2011 her department made a number of security upgrades, including reinforcing locks and the installation of an “Imminent Danger Notification System.” She said there were five diplomatic security agents in the compound on Sept. 11, and three Libyan security officers, along with a “well-trained U.S. quick reaction security team” at the nearby embassy annex. “The attack began at approximately 9:40 p.m. local time. Diplomatic Security agents inside the compound heard loud voices outside the walls, followed by gunfire and an explosion. Dozens of attackers then launched a full-scale assault that was unprecedented in its size and intensity,” Lamb testified. “They forced their way through the pedestrian gate, and used diesel fuel to set fire to the Libyan 17th February Brigade members’ barracks, and then proceeded towards the main building … two local Libyan security personnel were beaten, and two were shot.” The Imminent Danger Notification System was activated and the security agents were apparently scattered with gunfire in “multiple locations on the compound.” “One agent secured Ambassador Stevens and Sean Smith, the information management officer, in the safe haven. The other agents retrieved their M4 submachine guns and other tactical gear from Building B. When they attempted to return to the main building, they encountered armed attackers and doubled back to Building B,” Lamb said. The building in which Stevens and the others were taking shelter was set ablaze with diesel fuel by the attackers. The agent with Stevens and Smith became separated from them in the thick smoke as attackers began breaking into compound buildings. Agents who arrived to help the one guard later found Smith deceased. “They still could not find the ambassador,” she said. Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed by a mortar attack on the embassy annex later. After the remaining Americans were evacuated to the airport, Lamb said, State Department officials were able to confirm reports that Stevens’ body was at Benghazi General Hospital.” 

It was a sad, but clear tale of the Obama Administration’s gross failure to protect Americans and to project a strong foreign policy. Subcommittee chair Rep. Daryl Issa asked “The chairman asked Wood, who said the attack was “instantly recognizable” to him as terrorism, what the difference would be in a result of “everyone getting out and half getting out” of an attack such as the consulate assault. “Superior weapons and superior tactics,” Wood said. “That was what the SST was.” There will be more in what is looking like a foreign policy cover up. The Obama narrative is falling apart and the mis-information they spread in the lamestream media is looking more and more like an intentional attempt to cover those failures up. 

Update: Brietbart has this late story: “Masked gunmen have attacked and killed a security official at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, Reuters reported early this morning. The official, Qassem Aqlan, was a Yemeni who led a security team at the U.S. diplomatic mission. He was attacked in his car by assassins on a motorcycle in the city center. The attack came just hours after Americans began to learn the full extent of security failures at U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya prior to the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last month. Officials on the ground had asked the State Department for increased security, but their requests were denied or ignored by a bureaucracy that still insists it had the correct number of “assets” in place. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Ambassador Susan Rice all claimed the attacks had been the result of outrage at an anti-Islam video–not premeditated terror attacks against weak defenses. Today’s attack on the U.S. security official–likely the work of Al Qaeda, which is battling U.S. drone strikes and counter-terror operations in Yemen–has not been accompanied by similar rationalizations, but underlines the fact that terrorists are planning and carrying out attacks against U.S. diplomatic targets. Al Qaeda pursued a similar strategy in the late 1990s, before the U.S. shifted its strategy away from a law enforcement approach. Both the Bush and the Obama administrations have carried out drone strikes in Yemen against Al Qaeda. The new attack is a reminder that there is more to the wave of anti-American attacks than an Internet video, and that the U.S. still faces a determined enemy in Al Qaeda despite the killing of Osama bin Laden last May.” 

Clearly all is not what “they” are telling “us” it is. When Democratic icons like Caroline Kennedy can’t take any more, it is a sign that the Obama Administration is crumbling. The real question is how much did “they” know and when did “they” know it? Stay tuned.

Lies and Liars – “We” Are Being Lied To

An Excellent Spirit has told our readers this before, so it should not be news: Americans are being intentionally lied to. By the lamestream media. By our government. By a lot of sources about a lot of things! The attack on our Libyan Consulate and murder of our Ambassador and three other Americans on September 11th is a case in point. “They” told “us” for almost two weeks that they knew who was responsible for the “spontaneous” attack. It was the producer of some video most of us had never heard of, but which enraged a bunch of murderous Islamic terrorists into a crime of passion type murder. That is what was reported. That is what our government, US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, Ambassador Susan Rice, Presidential spokesman Jay Carney, even President Obama at the United Nations, told Americans. Then. Today, “we” are getting more and more “facts”, but not from any of “them”. Brietbart has these reports:  “An email has surfaced indicating the State Dept. rejected security requests made by Benghazi consulate personnel months before the deadly attacks took place.” And “Every time you think the administration’s failure in Benghazi couldn’t get worse, it gets worse. Eli Lake reports that in the six months leading up to the September 11 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, security was not only not strengthened, it was actually reduced. The bombshell comes via Jason Chaffetz who leads a subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform committee which is looking into the attack. Chaffetz says “The fully trained Americans who can deal with a volatile situation were reduced in the six months leading up to the attacks.” The State Department did not dispute the claim. Instead, a senior official claimed Wednesday that cuts in security were routine given that Benghazi was a war zone in 2011. However the suggestion that Benghazi had become safer in the six months prior to September 11 is undercut by the pattern of attacks on western outposts which led the British to abandon their consulate on the same street. It is also belied by the State Department’s own strongly worded travel advisory issued two weeks before the deadly attack.”  

Every so often, An Excellent Spirit comes across a credible explanation for some of the deception, lies and worse “we” are getting. On Fox News a few days ago, we saw K. T. McFarland, a foreign affairs expert. “McFarland asserts that the Obama administration knows that this was not a spontaneous attack, but ahead of the election is trying to place the blame elsewhere, “so that nobody can blame them for a failed Middle East policy.” Here is a clip of McFarland’s recent analysis.
We also saw McFarland on Fox’s O’Reilly Factor where she explained that the diplomatic part of our government works the same as the rest of it. There are Presidential appointees to the top positions, like Secretary of State and Ambassador. Then there are civil servants. These people are unknown and unseen by most of “us”. We are still trying to locate a clip of the O’Reilly interview and will bring it to you when we do.  These reports are but a few of many that are surfacing as we get further from the spin that followed the tragedy in Benghazi on September 11th. The problem is that no one has any way of doing anything about the tragic and systematic lying that “they” do to “us”! Americans know it. “We” feel it and sense it with every report. “We” think it is criminal! “We” want it stopped! “We” demand the truth! About everything, from our government!

The important thing for Americans to realize in this Election season is that these civil servants are the folks that are leaking all these emails and documents. Our government, we were told by President Obama would be “the most transparent in our history” has not and will not tell “us” the truth. So much for openness and transparency. These lower level government workers do not like it when our government, with the complicit assistance of the lamestream media, try to make it like “they” are not responsible for anything. It bothers the civil servants and they will not stand for it. Sooner or later, some truth is revealed, even if it has to be leaked. It is tragic and most believable by most of “us”. The only hope we have is a new “top” of government. There is an old Sicilian saying, “The fish stinks from the head”. It means that if something smells, look at the head, nowhere else for the source of the stench. That is where it always comes from. “We” are looking and “we” will find a head that smells better than the one we have now. On November 6th. Remember in November! VOTE on November 6th

The Scandal “We” Will Never Know About

An Excellent Spirit has repeatedly told our readers about our lamestream media. Now, it seems that it is likely that the Obama Administration, the President, the White House spokesman, Jay Carney, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, beleaguered Ambassador Susan Rice and a host of others may have intentionally mis-led or lied to the American people about the details of the killing of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya on September 11th. This Townhall piece by Bob Beauprez says the Administration may have even lied to avoid dealing with a foreign policy setback in the weeks before the Election. “In the days following the assassination attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 11 that left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three aides dead it was appalling to watch the Obama Administration’s painstaking efforts to deny any connection to radical Islamic terror.   A week later, the White House was forced to admit a connection to al Qaeda after the Director of the National Counterterrrorism Center, Matthew Olsen, testified to a Senate Committee that Benghazi was indeed a “terrorist attack on our embassy” with likely “connections to al Qaeda.” Next, we have this Washington Post piece by Jennifer Rubin who relates that it was more than just bad intelligence, communication or restraint by the Administration that explain how they could be so utterly wrong in what they told the American people false statements about the attack. “Obviously the report, if true, suggests that the White House lied to the American people by insisting for over a week that this was a spontaneous attack. It is one thing for the president to be so benighted as to think a video sets off multiple attacks on Sept. 11. It is quite another to send out his advisers, including his own spokesman, to mislead voters. The president should come clean immediately, as should Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice and the White House press secretary. To be blunt, this is a “What did the president know and when did he know it?” moment. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apparently wants no part of the controversy enveloping the White House. She suggested for the first time on Wednesday that “there was a link between the Qaeda franchise in North Africa and the attack at the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.” She might want to pass that on to her U.N. ambassador.” Emphasis ours.

Ms. Rubin concludes with this question: “Certainly, we shouldn’t have a president in office who would lie to the American people about a critical national security issue for the sake of his own reelection, right?” Apparently not. The week long contortions and denials by the Administration became even more befuddling when Eli Lake at the Daily Beast raised the stakes with this bombshell disclosure on September 26. “Within 24 hours of the 9-11 anniversary attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, U.S. intelligence agencies had strong indications al Qaeda–affiliated operatives were behind the attack, and had even pinpointed the location of one of those attackers. Three separate U.S. intelligence officials who spoke to The Daily Beast said the early information was enough to show that the attack was planned and the work of al Qaeda affiliates operating in Eastern Libya.” Emphasis ours. Read all the articles, carefully. Think, pray and you decide whether “we” are being told anything near the truth. 

Stay tuned. There will be more. There has to be more! Americans deserve the truth. About our inept and tragic foreign policy and our about to go over the Fiscal Cliff economic disaster. Remember all of this on November 6th! And VOTE!

Lamestream Media Abandons Its Job and Americans

An Excellent Spirit has repeatedly told our readers that our media will never tell us the truth. The so-called “Fifth Estate” has become a “progressive” media relations apologist, and dream team, almost without exception. It is nauseating and harmful to “us”. And we are not the only ones who have noticed. This article in The Anchoress, a Catholic blog, says that the MSM is threatening the country by its extreme bias and shoddy reporting of the truth, even a little of the truth. Pat Caddell is a Democratic pollster. He is also a consultant to TV shows like The West Wing. Caddell is a frequent guest on Fox News and other networks. Look at the video clip of Caddell at a recent Heritage Foundation appearance. It is short but says it all. The Anchoress then quotes Caddell  in her post.

Pat Caddell speaks truth. “First of all, we’ve had 9 days of lies…If a president of either party…had had a terrorist incident and gotten on an airplane [after remarks] and flown off to a fundraiser in Las Vegas, they would have been crucified…it should have been, should have been, the equivalent, for Barack Obama, of George Bush’s “flying over Katrina” moment. But nothing was said at all. Nothing will be said. […] It is [unacceptable] to specifically decide that you will not tell the American people information they have a right to know. [The MSM] has made themselves the enemy of the American people. It is a threat to the very future of the country; we’ve crossed a new and frightening line on the slippery slope, and it needs to be talked about.”

Read the whole thing and do not say An Excellent Spirit did not tell you, because we have, over and over again. Stay tuned for more.

Enemies Inside the Gate of the White House

An Excellent Spirit has read this Accuracy In Media story on several recent White House guests of the Obama Administration. “On Friday, March 30, 2012, Hisham Y. Altalib visited the White House. According to visitor logs, Altalib was received by Joshua DuBois, the director of President Obama’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Four days later, White House officials welcomed a foreign delegation of the radical Sharia-enforcing Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt.The White House meeting with overseas Muslim Brotherhood leaders was reported in April by a few mainstream journalists and questioned loudly by conservative media. But the White House confab in March with U.S.-based Altalib — which appears to be a prep session with the global Muslim Brotherhood’s American advance team — has received no attention until now. Emphasis ours. So, who is Hisham Yahya Altalib? What is his agenda? And why exactly did the Obama administration conduct domestic “faith-based” outreach with this Muslim Brotherhood figure in Virginia, who just happens to be 1) tied to bloody jihad and 2) a major contributor to the left-wing Center for Constitutional Rights, the group of jihadi-sympathizing lawyers who helped spring suspected Benghazi terror plotter Abu Sufian bin Qumu from Gitmo.”

In light of the recent events in Cairo, Benghazi and the violence around the world by Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda sympathizers, it is time that someone held the Obama Administration’s feet to the fire they have ignited by their ignorance, appeasement and apologies the world over. The article continues with further information about Hisham Yahya Atalib, “Altalib is also a founding member of the SAAR Foundation and the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). Last year, his online biography proudly notes, he was “awarded the ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) Community Service Award.” The Saudi-subsidized ISNA is regarded as the primary U.S. umbrella group for Muslim Brotherhood fronts and was named specifically by the global MB godfathers as a key player in their “Grand Jihad” strategy of infiltration from within. SAAR was founded in Herndon, Va., in 1983 as part of a radical Islamic charity front for Saudi financiers called the SAFA Group. The feds raided SAAR’s offices in 2002 as part of Operation Green Quest. Investigators confiscated 500 boxes and seven trucks’ worth of documents illuminating the network’s terror ties to the Al Taqwa Bank (a Swiss-based Muslim bank suspected of funding the 9/11 plot) and the Muslim Brotherhood. Emphasis ours.

Here, the plot thickens. “Fast-forward five short years. Qumu is now the lead suspect in the 9/11/12 attack on our U.S. consulate in Benghazi that resulted in the murders of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, consular official Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs/private security contractors Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. In the wake of this month’s terrorist attacks on our Egyptian embassy, Libyan consulate and Afghan air base, the jihad helpers at CCR are stone silent.”

The connections are solid, with no doubt. Add these links to the fact of Huma Abedin, US Secretary of State Clinton’s top advisor and a frequent source of advice for Valerie Jarrett and the President is the daughter of the Muslim Brotherhood’s woman’s division founder and it is apparent that “this administration’s idea of domestic “faith-based outreach” is tea with Muslim Brotherhood community organizers who have embedded themselves in American life for four decades with the express intent of “eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.” Meanwhile, our commander in chief is squawking to the world about YouTube videos. The Ikhwan are laughing their bloodstained robes off.” Emphasis ours.

Finally, Brietbart has this story of a US Three Star General saying that the Muslim Brotherhood has penetrated American security in The State and Defense Departments. “U.S. Army Lieutenant General (Ret.) William Jerry Boykin claims that individuals with connections to the Muslim Brotherhood hold security clearances in both the Pentagon and the Department of Defense. Boykin says Republicans should have listened to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn), who was correct to be concerned over possible Muslim Brotherhood ties of Huma Abedin, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff. Boykin says politicians on both sides of the aisle are scared to pursue the truth on this, for fear of being branded “intolerant,” and the result of their inaction is continued infiltration by the radical Islamic organization. He claims that people with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood hold important positions “in every major federal agency.” Boykin was one of the original members of the Army’s Delta Force, served in clandestine operations for the CIA, and was formerly a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.” Not a good report, no matter what the reason for the outing by the General of his superiors. Americans need to know exactly what is going on. Congress or someone with subpoena power needs to get to the bottom of these allegations and fast. Americans need to know before they vote! How can “we” vote for an Administration that may be guilty of such gross negligence. Or worse, colaberation with those who want to kill us? Stay tuned. There will be more and An Excellent Spirit will bring it to you. Pray for America and for our leaders. God Bless America.

 

 

Libyan Attack Leader Linked To Obama Donor

An Excellent Spirit has learned that the alleged leader of the attack that murdered US Ambassador in Benghazi was a released Guantanamo detainee that was set free with the help of an Obama donor. This story in Freedom Outpost, provides details. “It seems the man that led the attack is believed to have formerly been held at Guantanamo Bay, yet was released from custody via an anti-American group headed by an Obama donor. The alleged leader of the attack is Abu Sufian bin Qumu.” The Obama donor apparently aided other Gitmo detainees’ release. “Now the person that headed up the CCR when Qumu was released was none other than Michael Ratner, who not only endorsed Barack Obama in 2008, but also contributed $2,300 to his campaign as well.

Mr. Ratner has aided several detainees at Guantanamo Bay, according to the Huffington Postand several have been freed. While we cannot use the fallacy of guilt by association, it is telling the kinds of people that Barack Obama associates with and those that not only endorse his campaign, but contribute money towards it.” Read the whole thing and ask why the lamestream media will never report these facts to the American people. They can only cover up for him. Freedom Outpost also carried this story about the killing of US Ambassador Craig Stevens. “Fox News’ Special Report informed us that Barack Obama knew of the attack on the Libyan consulate within 90 minutes of it beginning. Of course, the attack took place in two different waves, but Obama knew of the beginning inside of two hours. It wasn’t until hours later that the body of Ambassador Chris Stevens was found by Libyan “looters,” according to Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit, where video shows the “looter” pulling Stevens’ body from inside a building. There is no doubt that Obama knew that the attacks involved AK-47s, along with Rocket propelled grenades. He knew that his ambassador was in grave danger and yet knowing all of this, and not knowing the status of Ambassador Stevens, Obama allegedly went quietly to bed.” Emphasis ours.

Then, take a look at the new Obama America flag. Is this what the relatives of Ambassador Stevens can look forward to as they bury their dead? Most Americans would like to think that their President did not go to sleep before knowing whether their son was alive or dead in a war zone after learning he had been kidnapped. Let us all pray that Americans say a loud, “NO!” to this flag in November.

Update: US State Department on Middle East Attacks

It seems that the US State Department, like the rest of the Obama Administration and the American people has had it! Foreign Policy has the latest from our diplomats, “State Department: Stop asking us about the Benghazi attack” That was Friday, today we do not have much more. We are still as much in the dark as our President and his Administration. Read the whole thing.

Middle East In Flames

It is hard to tell where there is peace and quiet in the Middle East today. With the deaths of the American Ambassador and three others in Libya, the storming of the American Embassy in Cairo and what look like coordinated uprisings in Yemen, Algeria and Iraq, among others, Friday is not looking good. Here is a rundown on the major stories.

Rubin Reports has this pessimistic story. “Yahoo highlighted two amazing stories shortly after the murder of five American diplomats in Libya and the attack on the U.S. embassy in Egypt that tell us a lot about the intersection between American reality and Middle East reality. The first article insisted that American officials thought the terror attack on the U.S. embassy was planned (yeah, I don’t think the terrorists were passing by and just happened to have a rocket with them). The other asked tentatively whether maybe the “Arab Spring” hadn’t worked out so well. It’s almost the end of 2012 and these people are still in kindergarten! Libya tells the story with a terrible irony, but we should understand precisely what is going on and how the situation in Libya differs from that in Egypt. For it is proof of the bankruptcy of Obama policy, but perhaps in a different way from what many people think. So far the U.S. ambassador, four diplomats, and two U.S. soldiers trying to rescue the rest of the staff have been killed. According to a Libyan officer whose unit was helping the American rescue effort, the terrorists seemed to know precisely where the staffers were hiding. Might they have been tipped off by sources in the Libyan government or military? Probably. What happened in Libya has nothing to do with an obscure video from California; it has everything to do with the question of which side rules Libya. And the relationship of the attacks to the September 11 anniversary was meant to show that the Libyan terrorists supported September 11 and wanted to continue that battle.” Rubin ends with this: Treating what has happened in Libya as an isolated tragedy misses the point. Viewing it as generalized proof of Obama’s terrible policy doesn’t get us to the solution. There is a battle going on in the Middle East that will continue for decades. Obama has largely helped the enemy side. In Libya, while he gave some help to the Islamists, his basic policy supported the moderates for once. Now the price must be paid or one more country will fall to revolutionary Islamist rule and U.S. influence and credibility will decline even further. This is a war, not a misunderstanding. It is a battle of ideologies and a struggle for control of state power, not hurt feelings over some obscure video.” Emphasis ours. One question. Why is none of this reported in the lamestream media?

Protesters Storm American Embassies in Yemen and Egypt From Newsmax comes this: “Chanting “death to America” and “death to Israel,” hundreds of protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital and burned the American flag on Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on American diplomatic missions in the Middle East. The string of assaults this week, in Yemen, Egypt and the storming of a U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four Americans, point to an increased boldness among Islamists who have become more powerful since last year’s wave of revolts toppled authoritarian leaders.” Read all about it. 

The Day The Roof Fell In This from Walter Russell Meade, blogger and Obama voter in 2008, says our foreign policy blew it. “Sometimes trouble blows up out of a clear blue sky. That’s what happened to the White House yesterday. But that was before 9/11/12, the day the roof fell in. The Chicago teacher strike raised doubts about the President’s domestic leadership, the publication of Bob Woodward’s new book raised questions about his economic management and political skills, and 11 years to the day after the 9/11 attack, radical America-hating Islamists stormed the U.S. embassies in Cairo and Benghazi, assassinated the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three others even as U.S. and Israeli relations sank to another low point. “No drama” Obama is in it now: his ex-chief of staff is locked in a high profile cage fight with one of the most important unions and donors in the Democratic stable in his home town; his humanitarian intervention in Libya has created yet another bloody Middle East imbroglio for the United States; his efforts to reconcile the U.S. and moderate Islamism—in part by distancing the U.S. from Israel—have angered Israel without reducing Islamist bitterness against the United States.” It is all here. Again, Americans can search far and wide, but will have to go to European or the blogosphere to read any of these facts and opinions. They just do not praise the One “they” praise.

The Public Relations Disaster That Fueled the Fire This, from Foreign Policy details how US Embassy employees tied not only the US State Department but the President and the Administration in knots and sent them scurrying to try and deal with them and not the terrible, growing crises all over the Middle East. “One staffer at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was responsible for the statement and tweets Tuesday that have become grist for the presidential campaign, and that staffer ignored explicit State Department instructions not to issue the statement, one U.S. official close to the issue told The Cable.” And “”The statement was not cleared with anyone in Washington. It was sent as ‘This is what we are putting out,'” the official said. “We replied and said this was not a good statement and that it needed major revisions. The next email we received from Embassy Cairo was ‘We just put this out.'” A heated discussion ensued among State Department and White House officials over e-mail as the controversy over the statement grew Tuesday evening, even grabbing the attention of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, those same officials were dealing with a more serious attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that resulted in the death of four American officials, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.” It certainly seems as if the roof has fallen in on the United States if the State Department and the Administrations lack of competence is any indication. Foreign Policy is among the most respected sites on the blogospere. Read the whole thing.

Then These Brietbart Articles Told Us More First was this about how the Libyan security forces betrayed our US diplomats. “According to a CBS News report updated at 8:39 am Eastern time Wednesday, the Libyan security forces hired to protect the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya moved Ambassador Chris Stevens to a second building within the consulate, then told the militant crowds where he was: Wanis al-Sharef, a Libyan Interior Ministry official in Benghazi, said the four Americans were killed when the angry mob, which gathered to protest a U.S.-made film that ridicules Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, fired guns and burned down the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. He said Stevens, 52, and other officials were moved to a second building, deemed safer, after the initial wave of protests at the consulate. According to al-Sharef, members of the Libyan security team seem to have indicated to the protesters the building to which the American officials had been relocated, and that building then came under attack. Stevens, 52, was the first U.S. ambassador to be killed in the line of duty since 1979.” Here

Next, we have this on how President Obama and the lamestream media are losing the Middle East. (Link) “In the first and second parts of this series on the Muslim Brotherhood’s takeover of Egypt–and what it means for the US and its allies–we noted that both the Obama administration and the mainstream media have consistently misjudged the political ambitions of the Brotherhood during and after the Tahrir Square eruption in January 2011. And then, we further noted, every time their misjudgments were demonstrated, every time the Brotherhood scored a gain, the Obamans and the MSM responded by insisting that nothing bad was happening. In other words, the message was: yes, we always get it wrong–but trust us anyway. So now let’s take a closer look at the most recent events in the Middle East as a whole, and how they might affect Israel. And let’s begin to consider whether or not this consistency of misjudgment is just relentless stupidity–or, in fact, part of a sinister pattern that could undermine the Jewish State’s ability to defend itself. Today in Egypt, as radicals storm the U.S. embassy in Cairo, President Mohamed Morsi and his Brotherhood government are cementing their Islamist takeover of the nation. They are not only suppressing freedom of the press, but also installing their people in the commanding heights of the media, including the first-ever Egyptian female television news presenter to wear a hijab.

Finally, there are these on the President on the Muslim Brotherhood and his reaction to the growing crises (Link, Link) Read both. An Excellent Spirit believes our readers should have access to all the news that the lamestream media does not want us to have and will not publish so we can have it! We told you yesterday there would be more and to pray. Today, we know that there will be still more and we must increase our prayers for America, Israel, the entire Middle East and the world.

PJ Media Commentary

An Excellent Spirit has told our readers about PJ Media and its head honcho, Roger Simon. This is the best commentary on the exploding Middle East mess we have seen. “While the mainstream media was occupying itself Wednesday decrying Mitt Romney’s forthright reaction to the carnage in Cairo and Benghazi, their putative bellwether, the New York Times, ironically was busy exposing the real story. It’s clear now that if there is a disgrace in what happened at the Benghazi consulate, it has nothing at all to do with Romney and everything to do with our State Department, its chief Hilary Clinton, and her boss Barack Obama.” Read the whole thing

Violence On 9/11 – Are Americans Safe?

What happened in the Middle East on the 11th anniversary of the terrorism in America was a really big deal. Anytime a US Ambassador and other Americans who work for our country are killed in an overseas Embassy that is sacked and set ablaze, and it is done in two separate locations by groups of marauding Islamists, we are seeing more than a mere escalation or repeat of incidents reminiscent of the taking of our Iranian Embassy in 1979.

An Excellent Spirit knows that “we” will only get what “they” want us to read and see. Last night, in response to a statement issued by the Cairo Embassy, Mitt Romney issued his own statement condemning the apology that was issued by our diplomats in Cairo.  Rather than standing up for international law and the rights of embassies and their personnel, our misguided diplomats decided to show weakness and apologize to the terrorists. Read Romney’s statement here. The death of any American at the hands of Islamists on the grounds of a US Embassy in a foreign land is the same as death in America itself. (Link) Foreign embassies, no matter which country they represent, are legally the same as the native land of that country. The actions of these Islamists amount to an act of war and could and should be met with military response. Instead, the embassy that was attacked  apologized for “anti-Muslim sentiment that the perpetrators blamed for their actions. America, despite the adoring lamestream media, is seeing that President Obama’s policies are deserving of massive criticism. Rubin Reports said this today, “Rather than expose the phony excuse for the demonstration and condemn the Egyptian government’s behavior, the U.S. government groveled. It issued statements in English apologizing for the fact that someone had exercised his right of free speech within its country. The tweets it sent out in Arabic were even worse, pitiful pleas of the we-are-on-your-side-against-this-terrible-Islamophobia variety. And will Egypt’s failure to protect the embassy — because it is on the side of America’s enemies — have any effect on the Obama administration’s helping the Egyptian government get two German submarines (against Israel’s efforts), taking $1 billion off Egypt’s debt, and having a nice meeting with the visiting Egyptian president (while refusing to meet Israel’s prime minister, this supposedly super-pro-Israel president)? You know the answer. This is a policy of institutionalized cowardice unprecedented in U.S. history.” Emphasis ours. Read the whole thing. 

Like the mess over God and Jerusalem at the DNC, the refusal of the President to meet with the Israeli Prime Minister and the Administration’s whole sorry history of anti-Israel policies, these actions, statements, apologies and other foreign policy gaffes do not take place in a vacuum. The world watches everything we do and say. Whatever we do or say is instantly dissected. Look at this. Our allies and our enemies assess our statements, positions and actions. The possibility of terrorist attacks and worse is often predicated on our likely responses and our national resolve. The last four years, beginning with the President’s worldwide apology tour and continued with last night’s Cairo’s statement, can only encourage more terrorism and further murders. The obligatory, “we will bring these people to justice” statements we heard mean nothing. Cairo, Benghazi, indeed any foreign location are outside American justice. Only American military might can rectify what happened, in the final analysis. The world is watching.

We no longer live in a world where our military might engenders respect and fear of reprisal if challenged. Roman citizens were once feared in the entire civilized world because Rome treated harm to any citizen as harm to Rome and acted swiftly and violently. In this world with nuclear weapons and the capacity of individuals to destroy whole cities and thousands of lives, America must find today’s equivalent to the Pax Romana. To do less will lead to more Americans dying and increased destruction of American property, the world over.

Mitt Romney is not President, but he is running for the office. As such, Romney was and is well within his rights to comment on these foreign policy failures of the Administration. (Link and Link) Most, if not all lamestream media reporters have ignored the questions that they should be asking, instead preferring to turn the event into an anti-Romney critique. Thus, Americans have only read that the Libyan embassy security was not American, but hired mercenaries. We know two marines died, but could only learn from Brietbart, and not from the usual sources that the Marines were sent to the embassy only after it was under attack and then were killed. Where were the other marines? Why was embassy security not maintained by US forces? These are questions the lamestream media has not even begun to ask, much less answer. Why? (Link) The fact that the lamestream media ignores the story and concentrates on what Romney said about the statement made in response to the incident is more proof that “we” will never get any news or commentary that disagrees with “their” leftist narrative. (Link)

As Frank J. Gaffney of Townhall points out, Americans are less, not more safe than we were on 9/12/01. “More importantly, even if it were true that al Qaeda is being defeated, a net assessment would clearly show that, on Mr. Obama’s watch, the world has become much more hospitable to its ideology and goals, and much less safe for America and our interests. That is the case in no small measure because of the help Team Obama has given to the Muslim Brotherhood, a group that fully shares al Qaeda’s ambitions to impose its totalitarian, supremacist Islamic doctrine known as shariah on the rest of the world under the rule of a Caliph. As the Center for Security Policy has documented in a free online video-based curriculum entitled The Muslim Brotherhood in America: the Enemy Within, that help has taken myriad forms including: recognizing and engaging the Brotherhood in Egypt; helping it come to power there; and providing $1.5 billion in aid after the Brotherhood’s political party dominated Egyptian parliamentary elections and on the eve of the election of its candidate, Mohamed Morsi, to the presidency. Read the whole thing. 

Despite all this, our lamestream media persists in its biased coverage and its rank deception of the American people. There is too much that Americans are intentionally not informed about. It borders on the criminal. That is why An Excellent Spirit will continue to present the other side to our readers. Stay tuned. Most important, please continue to pray that God continues to bless the United States of America and that He will protect its citizens and diplomats, at home and abroad.