Records show Clinton withheld emails about oil, terrorism

Photo - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaks at a Jefferson Jackson event hosted by the Democratic Party of Virginia at George Mason University's Patriot Center, in Fairfax, Va., Friday, June 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaks at a Jefferson Jackson event hosted by the Democratic Party of Virginia at George Mason University’s Patriot Center, in Fairfax, Va., Friday, June 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Washington Examiner

Hillary Clinton withheld Benghazi-related emails from the State Department that detailed her knowledge of the scramble for oil contracts in Libya and the shortcomings of the NATO-led military intervention for which she advocated.

Clinton removed specific portions of other emails she sent to State, suggesting the messages were screened closely enough to determine which paragraphs were unfit to be seen by the public.

For example, one email Clinton kept from the State Department indicates Libyan leaders were “well aware” of which “major oil companies and international banks” supported them during the rebellion, information they would “factor into decisions” about about who would be given access to the country’s rich oil reserves.

The email, which Clinton subsequently scrubbed from her server, indicated Clinton was aware that involvement in the controversial conflict could have a significant financial benefit to firms that were friendly to the Libyan rebels.

 

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Navy Secretary’s Speech Illustrates National Security Threats from Obama’s Energy Policies

American Thinker

In a speech Thursday at Arizona State University, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus discussed the relationship between American national and energy security.  Mabus’s remarks highlight, once again, how President Barack Obama is acting contrary to the United States’ national security interests by continuing to delay approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, as well as inhibiting full development of the USA’s oil reserves on federal lands and in the offshore regions.  Acting against the national security interests of the nation runs contrary to the oath of office Obama took, as set forth in Article II, Section I, Clause 8 of the Constitution of the United States, which states:

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Why Is Obama Allowing Chinese to Buy U.S. Oil and Gas Deposits?

THE  AMERICAN  DREAM

If we are trying to become independent of foreign oil, then why is the Obama  administration allowing the Chinese government to buy up U.S. oil and gas  deposits worth billions of dollars?  This makes absolutely no sense  whatsoever.  The United States desperately needs to maintain control over  its own domestic energy resources so that we can end our addiction to foreign  oil.

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Why We Need to Drill Here and Drill Now

Pajamas Media

It is truly astonishing how the Obama administration has not only failed to address the problem of rising gasoline prices, but actually spent the last two years making the problem worse.

In 2008, with a federal offshore drilling ban in place and a Congress that cared little for allowing more domestic energy production, gasoline prices began to spike toward $4 per gallon. With billions of barrels available for development offshore, our government’s decision to keep those resources under lock and key received the justified scorn of Americans who suddenly had to work longer just so they could afford to drive to and from work.

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Qaddafi Just Ordered The Destruction Of Oil Pipelines To The Mediterranean

Colonel Qaddafi has ordered the disruption of Libyan oil exports by destroying pipelines to the Mediterranean, sources tell Time’s Robert Baer:

“There’s been virtually no reliable information coming out of Tripoli, but a source close to the Gaddafi regime I did manage to get hold of told me the already terrible situation in Libya will get much worse. Among other things, Gaddafi has ordered security services to start sabotaging oil facilities. They will start by blowing up several oil pipelines, cutting off flow to Mediterranean ports. The sabotage, according to the insider, is meant to serve as a message to Libya’s rebellious tribes: It’s either me or chaos.”

Oil has been spiking on fears of a Libyan disruption. Already today the country declared force majeur, effectively canceling oil contracts.

Libya produces 1.9 million barrels of oil per day.

Judges Reject White House’s Drilling Ban Request

A federal appeals-court panel on Thursday quickly rejected the Obama administration’s bid to keep intact a moratorium on deepwater drilling while it appealed a federal judge’s decision overturning the ban.

The three-judge panel ruled that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar didn’t prove the U.S. would suffer irreparable harm without an immediate ban on exploratory drilling in deep waters.

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Taking Advantage of an Oil Crisis

American Thinker
Days after being elected in November 2008, President-Elect Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, spoke to a Wall Street Journal gathering of business leaders and stated that the economic crisis facing the United States is “an opportunity to do things you could not do before.”
“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” Emanuel said.

And why should we think this administration isn’t letting the Gulf of Mexico oil crisis go to waste?
Don’t be fooled for a moment. History proves that the Gulf leak is a messy dream come true for hardcore environmentalists — -many of whom surround Mr. Obama.