CIA Was Involved in The Benghazi Attack

It has been learned that one week prior to the Benghazi attacks that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, CIA Director David Petraeus met with his Turkish counterpart, Hakan Fidan. This finding, reported by Hurrieytat the time, further bolsters brand new claims by Seymour M. Hersh, the man who broke the Abu Ghraib prison scandal story in 2004.

In early 2012, the Obama administration, along with the administration of Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reached an agreement that would have Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia provide funding for an operation run by then CIA Director David Petraeus (the Petraeus Operation), according to Hersh’s report. The purpose of the operation, carried out by the CIA and Great Britain’s MI6, was to move weapons from Libya into Syria, using back channel ‘rat lines’.

U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who’d recently met with the House Intelligence Committee just days prior to this death, met with Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin within two hours of the attack.

In January of this year, a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) made news when it released an 85-page bipartisan report on the Benghazi attacks. According to Hersh, there was an addendum or “highly classified annex” to the report which detailed the Petraeus operation. As to who was issued this highly sensitive document, House Speaker John Boehner and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers were reportedly among them.

According to a ‘former intelligence official’ cited heavily by Hersh, the classified annex revealed that the Special Mission Compound where Ambassador Christoper Stevens was murdered was nothing more than a front for negotiating the weapons transfers from Libya to Syria through Turkey.

Last year, after outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified in front of a Senate Committee about Benghazi, Boehner appeared on a radio show one day later and admitted to having knowledge about weapons being shipped to Turkey:

The question asked of Boehner had to do with an exchange between Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Clinton, who testified that she had no knowledge of weapons being shipped from Libya to Turkey. According to Hersh’s source, not only was Petraeus overseeing an operation that was doing just that but the operation itself involved Hillary Clinton’s State Department, as evidenced by Stevens’ presence in Benghazi:

If Boehner had classified information about weapons being shipped to Syria from Libya, via Turkey as far back as January of last year, how long before that did he know about it? Despite a majority of House Republicans(185 – 38) who are calling for a Select Committee to investigate what happened in Benghazi, Boehner continues to refuse to appoint one. It stands to reason that if Boehner knew what was going on in Benghaziprior to the attacks, he wouldn’t want the truth about Benghazi to come out now.

That leads to another one of the eight congressmen who would have received the Senate Intelligence Committee annex report (according to Hersh’s source) in his capacity as House Intelligence Chairman – Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI). That Rogers hasn’t come forward with this information is suspect enough; ditto for Boehner. However, as reported in November, Rogers also admitted that Ambassador Stevens appeared before his committee shortly before the Benghazi attacks.

As reported, there was a series of curious events that took place in less than two weeks recently.

  • March 24th: Catherine Herridge reveals former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell’s employer – Beacon Global Strategies – is home to several close Hillary Clinton allies and former staff director for the House Intelligence Committee under Rogers, J. Michael Allen. In the report, circumstances surrounding Allen’s departure raise ethical and possibly legal concerns.
  • March 28th: Rogers announces that he will not seek re-election in 2014; he will be resigning to become a talk radio show host.
  • April 2nd: Morell testifies in front of House Intelligence Committee. It’s learned that he consciously made the decision to protect the State Department when crafting the talking points, which is convenient in light of his job at Beacon.
  • April 4th: The Washington Free Beacon reports that a CIA official committed suicide by jumping from a five-story building.

According to Hersh’s source, another consequence of the Benghazi attack was the cessation of the Petraeus operation. Turkey’s Erdogan was still funding the effort but the CIA was out and Erdogan wasn’t happy about picking up the slack, which allegedly made him desperate for action from the Obama administration on Syria. According to Hersh, there was a dinner meeting at the White House in May of 2013 that included Erdogan, his Intelligence Chief and Turkey’s Foreign Minister. Secretary of State John Kerry and then National Security Adviser Tom Donilon flanked Obama at the dinner.

White House meeting in May, 2013. Seated Clockwise beginning with John Kerry at 12:00; Barack Obama, unknown female, Tom Donilon, Ahmet Davotoglu (Turkish Foreign Minister), Erdogan, and Hakan Fidan (Turkish Intelligence head)

White House meeting in May, 2013. Seated Clockwise beginning with John Kerry at 12:00; Barack Obama, unknown female, Tom Donilon, Ahmet Davotoglu (Turkish Foreign Minister), Erdogan, and Hakan Fidan (Turkish Intelligence head)

Hersh, who contends that the dinner meeting was called by Erdogan to press Obama to act in response to his ‘red line’ being crossed, writes:

In spring 2013 US intelligence learned that the Turkish government… was working directly with al-Nusra and its allies to develop a chemical warfare capability.

Al-Nusra = Al-Qaeda = Barbarians = Slaughterers of Christians.


The Infamous August 21, 2013 Chemical Weapons Attack 
There is no arguing that Turkey’s Erdogan was desperate for a shift of momentum in Syria. Not only had the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Mursi been removed from power in Egypt but attempts by the Obama State Department – along with Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham – to have Muslim Brotherhood leaders released, failed miserably by August 7th, as reported.

Beginning on August 27, 2013, reported on the evidence that Syrian rebels were the ones responsible for the chemical weapons attack six days earlier. Since publishing that report, we have updated it with additional reports that further bolster those claims. It can be said with a high degree of certainty that Bashar al-Assad’s regime was not responsible for those attacks. There is far more evidence to implicate the rebels and, by extension, Erdogan’s regime.

Erdogan fingered in Syria's chemical weapons attack last year.

Erdogan fingered in Syria’s chemical weapons attack last year.

This leads to a motive by Erdogan to prompt action by the Obama administration, as Hersh writes:

Without US military support for the rebels, the former intelligence official said, ‘Erdoğan’s dream of having a client state in Syria is evaporating and he thinks we’re the reason why. When Syria wins the war, he knows the rebels are just as likely to turn on him – where else can they go? So now he will have thousands of radicals in his backyard.’

Perhaps the money quote in Hersh’s piece about who was responsible from the chemical weapons attack comes a bit later from the “former intelligence officer” he cites as a source:

“We now know it was a covert action planned by Erdoğan’s people to push Obama over the red line.”

If Hersh is correct, there are members of Congress who must know it. If the U.S. presence in Benghazi was about arming Syrian jihadists through Turkey, countless innocent Christian lives have been ended as a result. Any member of Congress who knew that before the September 11th attacks in Benghazi has blood on his hands and any member of Congress who continues to remain silent about it is complicit in war crimes.

The right thing to do would be for any self-respecting member of Congress to call out Turkey for what it is and call for the cessation of a U.S. alliance with that country.

So far, there have been no takers.

[H/T Walid Shoebat]


Petraeus Investigation still open to Keep him Quiet about Benghazi?

In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder was pressed about why the case against ex-CIA Director David Petraeus is still under investigation. Indications are that members of Congress are concerned that the case is still hanging in limbo to prevent Petraeus from revealing what he knows about the Benghazi attacks.

If, as has been relayed by, the details of an extensive report published in the London Review are correct, Petraeus was the man in charge of the logistics of an operation in Benghazi that involved shipping weapons from Libya to Syria through Turkey and that this operation involved a high level of coordination with Turkish intelligence. The report goes on to say that at least eight members of Congress were informed of this in January of this year, when they received a ‘classified annex’ to the much publicized bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report on Benghazi.

According to the London Review report, the following members of Congress would have received the classified annex in January and know of the operation: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH); Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY); House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV); House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI); House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD); Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA); and Senate Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Saxby Chambliss (R-GA).

If the information attributed by a ‘former intelligence official’ cited in the London Review is correct, it would mean that Rogers and Ruppersberger were armed with this incredibly important information when ex-CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell testified before their committee on April 2nd. Five days prior to that testimony, it was reported that Rogers would not be running for re-election in 2014.

As has reported, there is significant – borderline overwhelming – evidence that the U.S. was engaged in weapons transfers out of Benghazi at the time of the attacks on 9/11/12.

Here is the April 8th exchange between Holder and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who sits on the House Judiciary Committee:

[H/T Walid Shoebat]


The Most Brutal Murders Of Christians Is About To Happen

The Muslim government in Pakistan have now sentenced to death a Christian husband and wife who we have been desperately trying to rescue. Their names are Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kasuar, and they were arrested after they were groundlessly accused of blasphemy against Islam.

In the middle of the trial, before the sentence was made, the Muslims in the courtroom began to loudly and wildly shout verses from the Koran, and declared that if the judge did not prescribe the death penalty, that they would make sure that the two Christians would be killed anyway.

The cries of the persecuted are only heard by a few, while those in the supposed objective media have been resistant to even hear them. The Telegraph wrote a report on the death sentence of these two Christians, and they were utterly indifferent to the persecution taking place every day in Pakistan against the saints. (1)

On TuesdayRescue Christians will be filing a motion to reverse and overturn the conviction and acquit the accused, who have been given the death penalty based on no evidence.

As Rescue Christians has learned from its contact from Pakistan, two men, Muhmmad Hussain and Tehsil Bar Association President, Anwar Mansoor Goraya, claimed to have received blasphemous text messages in English from the number registered on Shagufta Kausar’s name.

But in a diligent investigation, the SIM card of the cell phone was observed and found to be not even registered under Shafqat and Shagufta. Moreover, both of these two Christians cannot even spell or write in the English language, and thus would have been completely unable to write the text messages.

Therefore, they were wrongly accused and the entire trial was conspired for the purpose of slaughtering more Christian victims. With such sinister ways of thinking can we not help but say with the prophet Isaiah:

The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace. (Isaiah 59:8)

The husband, Shafqat, is lame and crippled to the waist down, and not even his infirmities, which demand all the sympathies of those with humanity, have even provoked the Muslim people nor the judge to tears. These warriors for Christ are now in the wilderness of perdition, where Satan sits and merciless beasts roam about senselessly searching for blood, and where the aspirations of evil hearts loom from the veiling dark clouds of hell’s tempest.

After Asia Bibi, Shagufta is the second Christian women to be sentenced to death in Pakistan.

Rescue Christians has done an interview with Shafqat’s father and his poor children, who are currently been taking care of by our team in Pakistan:

In this obsession with bringing violence upon the saints, we cannot help but be reminded of that most bloody time of man’s history, when “the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” (Genesis 6:5)

The archers of Lucifer have taken their aim on the most helpless of people, for “lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.” (Psalm 11:2) The Pakistani government is amongst these very archers who advance their diabolical and false god.

The judges in Pakistan are controlled not by prudence, nor reason nor justice, but by the lawlessness of the mob, the the morose and savagely violent disposition of the masses, the sullen and volatile bloodlust of the herds of pagan Muslims, and the empty and heathen prayers of wizardly imams who each day vomit out the most sinister verses from the despicable book of Muhammad, demanding the wanton slaughter of Christians so to indulge the people to get drunk off the blood of the saints.

As Rescue Christians has learned from its Pakistani contact, the judge, Amir Habib, has given a death sentence to Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kasuar. Our contact from Pakistan has appealed to numerous reputable forums within the legal system of Pakistan, and no one has heard his cries for mercy.

In such a parlous and uncertain situation, where misery rules the thoughts of the wolves, and eternity the contemplations of the sheep, where moribund fates take hold of hated saints, of whom the world is not worthy, we are compelled by Heaven’s will to recite the words of St. Paul, when he described with dire and yet ascending words, on how the saints of old “had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented” (Hebrews 11:36-37)

The trials conspired by cruel men have not stopped, and the mocking courts of the heathen are just as alive as they were when St. Paul was beheaded and St. Peter was crucified in a manner worthy of his Lord. Shagufta and Shafqat have been given the death penalty alongside a pastor named Adnan, and another Christian named Asif Pervaiz. Rescue Christians’ contact from Pakistan has been screaming at the international community that more Christians are going to be killed under blasphemy law, and God willing his cries will not be in vain. As he tells us:

For the last five months we have been yelling in front of the international community that all the victims of blasphemy law will be awarded with the same punishment, especially now after Shagufta Kausar and Shafqat Emmanuel, pastor Adnan and Asif Pervaiz will be given the death sentence shortly.

Our Pakistani contact for Rescue Christians also gave us this very impactful warning:

If a bold step would not be taken from the Christian community soon then it would become impossible for them to live in Pakistan.

The truth of these words have been revealing themselves ever so clearer under the heartfelt and dimming sunlight of destiny, which has been struck and attacked ceaselessly by the dark and turbid clouds of Satan and his archers, and though their arrows are aimed for the sheep, the brightness of holiness blinds their eyes, and their attack is made useless.

Let the holiness of Christians dissipate the darkness of the devil. I ask you to please support Rescue Christians, and make a donation to help us liberate this poor Christian husband and wife.

[H/T Walid Shoebat]

Hank Aaron

If You Thought Highly of Hank Aaron, You Might Want To Reevaluate: Obama’s GOP Critics Like KKK in ‘Neckties and Starched Shirts’

Hall of Famer Hank Aaron told USA Today that congressional Republicans are an updated version of the KKK.

Speaking on the anniversary of his record breaking home run, Aaron told the paper the country still had far to go in improving race relations.

“Sure, this country has a black president,” Aaron said. “But when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated…The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”

“We are not that far removed from when I was chasing the record,” Aaron added, noting that the percentage of African American ballplayers had gone down since he played. “If you think that, you are fooling yourself. A lot of things have happened in this country, but we have so far to go. There’s not a whole lot that has changed.”

Hank Aaron

[H/T Mediaite]


SURPRISE!: Eric Holder Plays Race Card

Attorney General Eric Holder played the infamous race card while speaking before Al Sharpton’s National Action Network on Wednesday.

Holder told the audience that he’s proud of the significant strides and lasting reforms his department has achieved “even in the face of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly, and divisive adversity”

Holder then infers he and President Obama are encountering a different type of “treatment” from House Republicans due to their race.

“You look at the way the Attorney General of the United States was treated yesterday by a House Committee. It had nothing to do with me. Forget about that. What Attorney General has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What President has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?” Holder asked.

[H/T Washington Free Beacon]


Darrell Issa Says Emails Suggest Elijah Cummings Prompted IRS Targeting of True the Vote

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has accused the panel’s top Democrat of prompting the Internal Revenue Service in 2012 to target a conservative organization applying for non-profit status.

Issa said records obtained last week from the IRS show communications from the office of ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., about True the Vote, a Texas-based, non-profit conservative group that aims to prevent voter fraud.

The communications at one point involved Lois Lerner, the ex-IRS official whom Issa’s panel is poised to hold in contempt of Congress on Thursday for refusing to provide testimony about her involvement in targeting conservative groups.

“The IRS and the Oversight Minority made numerous requests for virtually identical information from True the Vote, raising concerns that the IRS improperly shared protected taxpayer information with Rep. Cummings’ staff,” a statement from the Oversight panel reads.

According to Issa, Cummings and his staff sought “copies of all training materials used for volunteers, affiliates, or other entities,” from True the Vote.

Five days after the Cummings inquiry, the IRS sent True the Vote an email requesting “a copy of [True the Vote’s] volunteer registration form,” “… the process you use to assign volunteers,” “how you keep your volunteers in teams,” and “how your volunteers are deployed … following the training they receive by you.”

Issa said Cummings and his office asked for more information in January 2013 about True the Vote, this time getting Lerner involved.

At one point, an email revealed, Lerner asked her deputy, “Did we find anything?”

When the deputy said she had not received any new information, Lerner responded, “thanks – check tomorrow please.”

Issa said Cummings had previously denied asking the IRS about True the Vote.

At a February subcommittee hearing, when Issa asked whether his office may have put True the Vote “on the radar screen” of the IRS, Cummings said the accusation was “absolutely incorrect and untrue.”

Issa and other GOP panel members have sent a letter to Cummings, asking him to respond to the newly uncovered emails.

In his response, Cummings said the GOP has falsely accused him of wrongly contacting the IRS about True the Vote. Cummings said in the letter that he has publicly stated his interest in finding more about True the Vote, which supports voter ID laws that Cummings opposes.

Cummings said in his letter that his inquiries were appropriate and did not violate any rules. His requests, Cummings added, were for publicly available information.

Cummings said the letter from Issa and others Republicans is “a desperate attempt to shift the focus on tomorrow’s contempt vote away from the serious Constitutional deficiencies in these proceedings.”


[H/T WashingtonExaminer]


SHOCK CLAIM: Obama Used the IRS to Steal the 2012 Election

In the early days of the IRS scandal, charges were leveled by conservatives—and some moderates—that the Tea Party was targeted in order to steal the 2012 presidential election. With the two mammoth House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform reports released recently, containing hundreds of emails of Lois Lerner and her cronies plotting the take down of the Tea Party—a force that almost singlehandedly regained the House of Representatives for Republicans in 2010—that is exactly what it looks like happened. Now with the massive voter fraud discovered that took place during the 2012 election—a million invalid votes just in North Carolina—one fact remains crystal clear: Barack Hussein Obama stole the 2012 election.

[H/T Western Journalism]


Why Obama Is NOT Likely To Declare Martial Law

What would happen if Obama tried to stay in power by declaring martial law? Here, I address that possibility, having a number of friends in both law enforcement and the military.

[H/T Western Journalism]

Zeituni Onyango

Obama Aunt Zeituni Onyango Who Stayed in U.S. Illegally Dies at 61

BOSTON (AP) — An aunt of President Barack Obama who was denied asylum in the U.S. but stayed illegally for years has died in Massachusetts. Zeituni Onyango (zay-TOO’-nee ohn-YAHN’-goh) was 61.

Cleveland attorney Margaret Wong represented Onyango in her immigration case. She says Onyango died Tuesday in a Boston rehabilitation center. She says Onyango was being treated for cancer and respiratory problems.

Onyango moved to the U.S. from Kenya in 2000 and was denied asylum by an immigration judge in 2004. She remained in the country illegally, living in Boston public housing. Her immigration status was reported by The Associated Press days before Obama’s election in 2008.

Onyango was a half-sister of Obama’s late father. She was granted asylum in 2010 by a judge who said she could be in danger if she returned to Kenya because of her relationship with Obama.

Zeituni Onyango

[H/T TheBlaze]


Read the Powerful Letter a Fort Hood Solider Penned Asking for His ‘God-Given Right’ to Arm Himself on Base

“My name is First Lieutenant Patrick Cook of the 49th Transportation Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas, and this past Wednesday I found myself trapped in an enclosed room with fourteen of my fellow Soldiers, one of whom was barricading the door against a madman with a .45 pistol when he was fatally shot.”

That’s the way a letter detailing a soldier’s experience during last week’s Fort Hood massacre begins.

The letter, which Cook posted to Facebook Monday night, provides the gripping and tragic account of Sgt. First Class Daniel Ferguson’s final moments in which he sacrificed himself to save his fellow soldiers.

Powerful Letter

“Through what I can only describe as a miracle, he somehow found enough strength to continue pushing against that door until the shooter gave up and went elsewhere, at which time he collapsed,” Cook wrote. “Nearly a week later, I can still taste his blood in my mouth from when I and my comrades breathed into his lungs for 20 long minutes while we waited for a response from the authorities. This Soldier’s name was Sergeant First Class Daniel Ferguson, and his sacrifice loaned me the rest of my life to tell this story.”

Image source: Facebook

Image source: Facebook

Cook then used the letter to call for the repeal of regulations that disarm military personnel on military bases.

“But I write to you today not to memorialize this brave Soldier, nor to tell a war story about how we made the best of a losing situation, but to express the part of that story that some in high positions of power clearly do not want told: I knew this was going to happen,” he wrote. “I had been saying for five years that Fort Hood was a tinderbox of another massacre waiting to happen. It had to happen, because our betters failed to learn the obvious lesson of five years ago. Worse yet, I know it will happen again. More will die, more will be wounded, more families will be torn apart, needlessly. It happened again, and will happen again, because Fort Hood is a gun free zone.”

“When the first shots rang out, my hand reached to my belt for something that wasn’t there. Something that could have put a stop to the bloodshed, could have made it merely an ‘ugly incident’ instead of the horrific massacre that I will surely remember as the darkest twenty minutes of my life,” the letter continued. “Stripped of my God-given Right to arm myself, the only defensive posture I had left was to lie prostrate on the ground, and wait to die. As the shooter kicked at the door, I remember telling myself, ‘oh well, this is it.’ It is beneath human dignity to experience the utter helplessness I felt that day. I cannot abide the thought that anyone should ever feel that again.”

Powerful Letter1

“At the point blank range at which this shooting occurred, anyone with an M9 and some basic instruction could have ended the mayhem as quickly as it began,” he wrote. “An MP by trade and a CHL holder, I am convinced that concealed weapons would have stopped it, but openly carried side-arms, like the ones carried in a law enforcement capacity, could have prevented it entirely. Instead, many more died because of the fatally misguided restrictions on the carrying of arms, which obviously the madman did not respect.”

“I shall conclude by restating my warning. This will happen again, and again until we learn the lesson that suppressing the bearing of arms doesn’t prevent horrific crimes, it invites them. To those of you who hold elected office, if you hear nothing else I have told you, hear this: you have the power to stop the next massacre from happening,” the letter said. “You have an opportunity to restore the sacred Right to bear arms, which has been either stripped entirely or unjustly relegated to the poor substitute of a probationary, government-issued privilege. For God’s sake, do the right thing.”

Cook’s letter was read by Christopher Coleman, a member of the Texas Army National Guard, during a Texas State Senate hearing Monday.

Cook could not immediately be reached for comment. His father, however, was reached by phone and commended Ferguson’s actions as heroic.

Since being posted online, Cook’s letter has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook.

[H/T TheBlaze]