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State Department Goes To Bat For CAIR, Demands UAE Explain Why They Declared Them A Terrorist Group…

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Weasel Zippers

Via CNS News:

A State Department spokesman said Monday the administration was seeking clarity from the United Arab Emirates over its decision to list two American Muslim groups as terrorist organizations.

Spokesman Jeff Rathke seemed unaware that one of the two groups, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has long been engaged in outreach programs with the U.S. government.

He said the administration was “seeking to gain more information on why” the UAE had included include CAIR and the Muslim American Society (MAS) on the list. Others among the more than 80 groups listed ranged from the Muslim Brotherhood to al-Qaeda affiliates and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL).

CAIR and MAS have expressed shock at the move, with MAS saying it would look to the U.S. government to help.

“We’re aware that two U.S.-based groups, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim American Society, were included on the list,” Rathke said. “We’re engaging UAE authorities” on the matter.

Obama White House Contacted YouTube During Benghazi Attack – 3 Hrs. After Ansar Al-Islam Was Blamed for Attacks

Gateway Pundit

This email was sent to State Department officials, White House officials, Secret Service officials at 6:07 PM EST on 9-11.

This was the third email sent to the White House the evening of 9-11 on the Benghazi attack.

The email clearly blamed Al-Qaeda linked group Ansar al-Sharia for the attack on the US consulate.
This was before the lifeless body of Ambassador Stevens was dragged from the consulate ruins.

** Shortly after the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi where four Americans were killed, a phone call was made from Benghazi that linked the attack to Al-Qaeda. The call was made to a senior figure in al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM.

So what did the Obama White House do with this information?

They called YouTube.
ABC News reported:

A still-classified State Department e-mail says that one of the first responses from the White House to the Benghazi attack was to contact YouTube to warn of the “ramifications” of allowing the posting of an anti-Islamic video, according to Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The memo suggests that even as the attack was still underway — and before the CIA began the process of compiling talking points on its analysis of what happened — the White House believed it was in retaliation for a controversial video.

The subject line of the e-mail, which was sent at 9:11 p.m. Eastern Time on the night of the attack, is “Update on Response to actions – Libya.” The was written hours before the attack was over.

Issa has asked the White House to declassify and release the document. In the meantime he has inserted a sentence from the e-mail in the Congressional Record.

“White House is reaching out to U-Tube [sic] to advice ramification of the posting of the Pastor Jon video,” the e-mail reads, according to Issa.

George Soros Speaks Before the United States State Department

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American Thinker

Secretary of State John Kerry introduced billionaire George Soros, at a State Department forum held on Tuesday at the George C. Marshall Center, according to the Washington Free Beacon. The State Department stressed that this is “an in-house event for department employees only, not a public or press event”. Apparently the wisdom to be conveyed by Mr. Soros is only fit for the ears of federal bureaucrats who understand the nuances and “greater good” of currency manipulation.

So now we are now living in an America where one is told that Dr. Condoleezza Rice is not worthy to speak at Rutgers University because of character issues and the Koch brothers are “un-American” but George Soros must be heard by the employees of our State Department. This is the same George Soros who wrote in his 2006 book The Age of Fallibility: The Consequences of the War on Terror that the “main obstacle to a stable and just world is the United States.”. This is the same George Soros who is known as the “Man Who Broke the Bank of England” in 1992 through currency speculation. He is also the same George Soros who was convicted of insider trading in France. His conviction was upheld by the French Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights in 2011. Soros has said his history of efforts to de stabilize foreign governments has been “fun”.

That State Department advises that Mr. Soros was invited to discuss his “views on a civil society”. It would be cynical to point out that Soros has donated millions to the pro Obama super PAC Priorities USA in 2012 and Kerry’s own presidential campaign in 2004. Since his speech is being held behind closed doors, we can only speculate that he will be expressing views that we know to be also held by many in the Obama administration, including Kerry, that America is the real problem in the world and the best way to effect change, is in the shadows. The “most transparent administration in history” rolls on.

 

 

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Treason Exposed! Obama Used Benghazi Attack to Cover Up Arms

The corporate media has yet to point out that the Obama administration attempted to cover-up the real reason for the murder of ambassador Stevens — U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and the State Department initially pointing to a lame anti-Muslim video — and has consistently downplayed the incident and characterized it as a non-event not requiring congressional investigation and the impeachment of President Obama.

Covert War Between the Pentagon and CIA

A number of people came forward following the attack have built an indisputable case that the CIA was shipping arms from U.S.-controlled facilities located at the U.S. mission in Benghazi to its mercenaries in Syria and the murder of ambassador Stevens was carried out by an al-Qaeda affiliated group as part of a turf war between the CIA and elements in the Pentagon.
“The real issue is very simple, you have to think of two elements of the government fighting each other that are covert,” Pieczenik said. “The government is never unified, it never has been unified. For over thirty or forty years there has been a conflict between the military and the CIA and the FBI… The CIA has been run for the last fifty years by civilians who are out of control.”

Obama Admin Confirms Support for Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist who worked in US Embassy before his Arrest

Freedom Outpost

The unending treachery of Barack Hussein Obama. The State Department has confirmed its support for the Muslim Brotherhood working in the US embassy.

The State Department spokesman said:

“We can confirm that a locally employed staff member of the U.S. Embassy was detained on January 25th and that, as far as we understand, he has been held without charges since then…”

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Obama admin unilaterally changes law to allow immigrants with ‘limited’ terror contact into US

Family Security Matters

The Obama administration has issued new exemptions to a law that bars  certain asylum-seekers and refugees who provided “limited material  support” to terrorists who are believed to pose no threat from the U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security and the State Department published the new exemptions Wednesday in the Federal Register to narrow a ban in  the Immigration and Nationality Act excluding refugees and asylum  seekers who had provided limited material support, no matter how minor,  to terrorists.

“These exemptions cover five kinds of limited material support that  have adversely and unfairly affected refugees and asylum seekers with no  tangible connection to terrorism: material support that was  insignificant in amount or provided incidentally in the course of  everyday social, commercial, family or humanitarian interactions, or  under significant pressure,” a DHS official explained to The Daily  Caller.

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry signed the exemptions.

DHS contends that the law change is “commonsense” and that immigration procedures will remain the same in other respects.

“In addition to rigorous background vetting, including checks  coordinated across several government agencies, these exemptions will  only be applied on a case-by-case basis after careful review and all  security checks have cleared,” the official added. “This exemption  process is vital to advancing the U.S. government’s twin goal of  protecting the world’s most vulnerable persons while ensuring U.S.  national security and public safety.”

While the administration says the rule change is reasonable, former  State Department official and current director of policy studies for the  Center for Immigration StudiesJessica Vaughan questioned the  administration’s right to unilaterally change the law.

“[T]here is a very legitimate question as to whether the  administration actually has the authority to change the law in this  way,” Vaughan wrote in an email to TheDC. “It seems to me that they are  announcing that they will be disregarding yet another law written by  Congress that they don’t like and are replacing it with their own  guidelines, which in this case appear to be extremely broad and vague,  and which are sure to be exploited by those seeking to game our generous  refugee admissions program.”

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Documents Show State Department Told Security Contractor To Ignore Inquiries On Benghazi Attack…

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Nothing to see here folks, move along.

Via Kerry Pickett:

New documents obtained by the Washington D.C. watchdog group Judicial Watch show a State Department official ordered an executive at the security company in charge of protecting the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya not to respond to media inquiries regarding the September 11, 2012 attack on the compound.

One of the documents is a September 26, 2012 email from a State Department contracting officer named Jan Visintainer to an unnamed executive at Blue Mountain Group (BMG), the British company hired to secure the U.S. mission in Benghazi. Visintainer writes: “Thank you so much for informing us about the media inquiries. We notified our public affairs personnel that they too may receive some questions. We concur with you that at the moment the best way to deal with the inquiries is to either be silent or provide no comments.”

Some of the requested documents, according to JW, were redacted or not included. In one instance, Visintainer received a cryptic email just two days before the attack from a redacted source with an attachment. This attachment was not given to JW by the State Department.

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