Obama Knew Terrorists Ran Benghazi, Hired Local Security Anyway

Family Security Matters

Today, the Libyan government announced that it had discovered the  identity  of the terrorist behind the attack on the American consulate in  Benghazi,  Libya, resulting in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and  three other  Americans. According to a senior Libyan official, the FBI  has seen a cellphone  picture of the mastermind: Ahmed Abu Khattala,  leader of the Abu Obeida  brigade. That brigade was an element of the  rebel forces allied against  then-dictator Muammar Qaddafi.

Back in July 2011, Abu Obeida was responsible for the murder of Gen.  Abdul  Fatah Younis, Qaddafi’s former interior minister who had joined up  with the  rebellion. The group was headquartered in Benghazi.

Here’s where the story becomes shocking: as early as July 2011, the  media  was reporting that Abu Obeida was responsible for all security in  Benghazi. On  July 31, 2011, the Sunday Telegraph (UK) reported:

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Morning Bell: Welfare Spending Shattering All-Time Highs

Heritage

It’s been a pretty big year for welfare—and a new report shows welfare is bigger than ever.

The Obama Administration turned a giant spotlight on the welfare system in July when the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proclaimed it had the authority to gut the work requirements from the welfare reform that had helped lift so many people out of poverty after 1996.

This morning, a new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) shows the staggering reality of the growing welfare state—echoing Heritage’s own research that reveals welfare spending is approaching the $1 trillion mark.

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