CBS News’ 60 MINUTES Airs Benghazi Interviews

It took almost 14 months, but a prominent member of the national news media finally helped to expose the Obama Administration cover-up that followed the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.  On Sunday night, CBS News’ 60 MINUTES exposed the events of Sept. 11, 2012, as a planned, sophisticated attack by al-Qaeda against a barely protected American outpost.

I found it interesting that Lara Logan was the reporter involved in this segment.  She is, after all, a woman I suspect has no deep and abiding love for anyone in North Africa after her experience in Egypt.  More important than Logan’s issues, however, I look forward to watching Obama Administration officials and former officials (i.e., Hillary Clinton) squirm about this issue.

Stay tuned!

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Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct '11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May '13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct ’11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May ’13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Special Ops Vets Plan Rally on Capitol Steps

EDITOR’S NOTE:  I received the message below from my friend Capt. Larry W. Bailey, former commander of the U.S. Navy SEALs Training Program, co-founder of Special Operations Speaks and one of the folks who’ve endorsed my latest book, THE CLAPPER MEMO.  Please READ and SHARE ASAP!

photoDear Benghazi Patriot,

This is short notice for such a major event, but it has to be done.

You see, Special Operations Speaks has just been asked by Congressman Steve Stockman to mount an event to put pressure on the House of Representatives (and especially Speaker Boehner!) to form a select committee to investigate the tragedy that was Benghazi.

As a first step toward causing Congress to get serious about assigning responsibility for what happened at Benghazi, we are organizing a rally at Cong. Stockman’s request that will be held on the steps of the U.S. Capitol at noon, Tuesday, July 23, 2013.  That rally will hear words from a number of patriots, including Cong. Stockman and Cong. Louie Gohmert, both of whom have been very supportive of our efforts to answer Hillary Clinton’s heartless answer to a Senator’s question about the men who died at Benghazi: “What difference does it make?”

Be with us next week as we demonstrate to Hillary and others like her “what difference it makes.”  Bring yourself, a carload, or a busload, but be there.

Thousands of you showed up to protect the Vietnam Wall in 2007; please help us demonstrate that we will not tolerate the murder-by-neglect of four of America’s finest on September 12, 2012.  Please help us send a message to our nation’s leaders that we demand full accountability for this national crime.

Thanks in advance for doing what you can to help make this rally a success!

Related:  Special Ops Veterans Demand Answers About Benghazi

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct '11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May '13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct ’11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May ’13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Special Ops Veterans’ Facebook Page Suspended

Mark Zuckerberg‘s social networking gurus at Facebook seem to think the men and women of Special Operations Speaks, who’ve spent much of their lives fighting on behalf of their fellow Americans do not deserve the freedom to exercise the rights guaranteed them under the First Amendment — at least, not when that exercise involves criticizing President Barack Obama days before an election about his mishandling of and lying about Sept. 11 events in Benghazi, Libya.

On Saturday, a Benghazi-focused meme (above) was posted on the organization’s website by Political Media Inc. President Larry Ward, the man who handles SOS social media and publicity efforts. It’s message: “Obama called the SEALs and they got Bin Laden. When the SEALs called Obama, they got denied.”

Twenty-four hours later, Ward was informed by Facebook monitors that he had violated Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities with the meme. As a result, the SOS account was suspended for 24 hours. At last check, the meme is back up on the SOS Facebook page.

Before the election next Tuesday, please consider donating to Special Operations Speaks and spread the word about how Obama denied assistance to people on the ground, including one U.S. ambassador and two former Navy SEALs, in Benghazi.

FYI: I applaud the guys at Special Operations Speaks for taking a courageous stand on this issue and also for endorsing my book, “Three Days In August,” which chronicles the life and wrongful conviction of former Army Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart. To learn more about the book, read this post on the SOS Noble Warriors webpage.

Bob McCarty is the author of “Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice,” a nonfiction book that’s available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including Amazon.com. His second book, “The CLAPPER MEMO,” is set for release this fall.

Denver TV Reporter Asks Obama Tough Questions About Libya

Three days after news broke about emails proving President Barack Obama lied about the Sept. 11 attack against the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, reporter Kyle Clark of Denver television station KUSA-TV did the job of a genuine journalist Friday afternoon.

In addition to doing what members of the lapdog media have not — that is, asking Obama tough questions about Libya — during an interview by satellite Friday afternoon, Clark asked the president to explain why he called Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney a “bullshitter” after saying just a few months ago that we need more civility in politics.  And there’s more, of course.  Read the related article.

Great job, Mr. Clark!

Bob McCarty is the author of “Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice,” a nonfiction book that’s available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including Amazon.com. His second book, “The CLAPPER MEMO,” is set for release this fall.

Emails Prove Obama Lied About Libya Attacks

Copies of official emails obtained by Reuters show that Obama Administration officials lied about what had taken place in Benghazi, Libya, following the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in the North African country.

Click to read Hillary Clinton statement Sept. 11, 2012.

According to those emails, senior Obama Administration officials were informed approximately two hours after attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that leaders of the Libyan terror group Ansar al-Sharia had claimed credit for the attack that left four Americans — Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, and computer specialist Sean Smith — dead.

After weeks of watching Obama Administration officials change story lines, point fingers and blame the attack on a video, this news brings to mind the question of the 3 a.m. phone call made famous in ads aired by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2008.  It also makes more chilling the words of Eric Nordstrom, a State Department Regional Security Officer who testified during an Oct. 10 meeting of the full House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  His testimony begins after the 1:30 mark in the video.

“It was abundantly clear that we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an incident,” Nordstrom said.  “And the question that we would ask is, again, ‘How thin does the ice have to get before someone falls through?’”

Later in the video, he added what is perhaps his most disturbing commentary about the events leading up to the attacks.

After asking his regional director for 12 more agents, he said that director told him, “You’re asking for the sun, moon and the stars.”

Nordstrom went on to describe what he told that regional director was most frustrating about his assignment.

Click to view Department of State Travel Warning.

“It’s not the gunfire, it’s not the hardships, it’s not the threats; it’s dealing and fighting against the people, programs and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me,” he said, adding, “For me, it’s like the Taliban is on the inside of the building.”

It becomes even more difficult to believe Nordstrom’s request for extra agents was turned down when one realizes that State Department officials had issued a travel warning to U.S. citizens about conditions across Libya only two weeks earlier.

Vote wisely Nov. 6.

Bob McCarty is the author of “Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice,” a nonfiction book that’s available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including Amazon.com. His second book, “The CLAPPER MEMO,” is set for release this fall.

Barack Obama: ‘Not Optimal’

To frame tonight’s final presidential candidates debate between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, American Crossroads released a new video, “Not Optimal,” that juxtaposes the president winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 against the current unrest in Libya, across North Africa and throughout the Middle East.

President Obama’s weak leadership has led America to a weaker position internationally, and we need to change course.

Bob McCarty is the author of “Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice,” a nonfiction book that’s available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including Amazon.com. His second book, “The CLAPPER MEMO,” is set for release this fall.

Director of National Intelligence Tries to Rewrite History on Libya

Raise your right hand if, after reading the Libya-related statement from Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr., you believe it to be true:

DNI James R. Clapper Jr.

Statement on the intelligence related to the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya

Friday, September 28, 2012

In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on U.S. personnel and facilities in Benghazi, Libya, the Intelligence Community launched a comprehensive effort to determine the circumstances surrounding the assault and to identity the perpetrators. We also reviewed all available intelligence to determine if there might be follow-on attacks against our people or facilities in Libya or elsewhere in the world.

As the Intelligence Community collects and analyzes more information related to the attack,  our understanding of the event continues to evolve. In the immediate aftermath, there was information that led us to assess that the attack began spontaneously following protests earlier that day at our embassy in Cairo. We provided that initial assessment to Executive Branch officials and members of Congress, who used that information to discuss the attack publicly and provide updates as they became available. Throughout our investigation we continued to emphasize that information gathered was preliminary and evolving.

As we learned more about the attack, we revised our initial assessment to reflect new information indicating that it was a deliberate and organized terrorist attack carried out by extremists. It remains unclear if any group or person exercised overall command and control of the attack, and if extremist group leaders directed their members to participate. However, we do assess that some of those involved were linked to groups affiliated with, or sympathetic to al-Qa’ida. We continue to make progress, but there remain many unanswered questions. As more information becomes available our analysis will continue to evolve and we will obtain a more complete understanding of the circumstances surrounding the terrorist attack.

We continue to support the ongoing FBI investigation and the State Department review of the Benghazi terrorist attack, providing the full capabilities and resources of the Intelligence Community to those efforts. We also will continue to meet our responsibility to keep Congress fully and currently informed. For its part, the Intelligence Community will continue to follow the information about the tragic events in Benghazi wherever it leads. The President demands and expects that we will do this, as do Congress and the American people. As the Intelligence Community, we owe nothing less than our best efforts in this regard, especially to the families of the four courageous Americans who lost their lives at Benghazi in service of their country.

Download this Statement in PDF Format

That’s what I thought, too.

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FYI:  DNI Clapper plays a prominent role in my second nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO.  Be sure to pick up a copy of it as soon as it’s released this fall.  Until then, you can pick up a copy of my first nonfiction book, Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice.  It’s available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including Amazon.com.