Saturday, November 16, 2013

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OFFICIAL: Benghazi Confirmed False Flag!







CIA personnel asked to sign additional non-disclosure form after Benghazi attack


At least five CIA personnel, including government contractors, were asked to sign a second non-disclosure agreement after the Benghazi terrorist attack, Fox News has learned.
While the three-page NDA, obtained by Fox News, does not contain specific references to the 2012 attack which killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, it does contain standard language that unauthorized disclosures could lead to "temporary loss of pay or termination" and "in some circumstances, constitute a criminal offense."
Sources not authorized to speak on the record, given the sensitivity of this week's closed-door testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, said the five CIA personnel did not feel pressure to sign the document. But they felt the request for a second non-disclosure agreement after the terrorist attack was odd and not standard practice because their original NDA's were still in effect, and only some in the group were undergoing contract modifications that might require a new NDA.
The House Intelligence Committee is trying to determine who at the agency -- or within the administration -- thought a second NDA was necessary, whether the motivation was to send a message that the agency operation and response to the attack should not be discussed and why CIA personnel in Benghazi were apparently the only agency personnel who were asked to sign a second NDA.
The timing is also of interest to the committee as the request was made when the CIA team from Benghazi was together as a group for the first time at a memorial service for the two former Navy SEALs, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, who were killed in a mortar attack defending the CIA annex. Fox News is told the CIA personnel were taken to a room where folders were laid out on a tabletop with paperwork including the NDAs
While not addressing specific allegations, CIA spokesman Todd D. Ebitz gave Fox the following statement: “CIA contractors routinely sign secrecy agreements, which are standard forms.No CIA officer has ever signed a secrecy agreement that referenced Benghazi or that prohibited them from talking to Congress. In fact, CIA secrecy agreements specifically note an officer’s right to bring issues to the attention of Congress.Furthermore, Director Brennan extended to all Benghazi survivors an invitation to speak to Congress and indicated the Agency would support their interaction.Severalhave spoken to CIA’s oversight committees.”
The lawyer representing three contractors who testified this week on the Hill has declined to discuss the men's case, referring to them only as members of an "elite security team."







There's Nothing New About a Deeply Divided Nation

Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: The polls and the pundits tell us that the people of the United States of America are deeply divided politically and they’re right.

A bit of history helps to understand this.

The former colonies that later became the states when they accepted a federal form of government were always divided, along with their citizens, a goodly portion of whom did not want to declare independence and go to war with Great Britain. After it became clear that the Articles of Confederation were useless, a group of wealthy elites got together in Philadelphia and, in the greatest secrecy, scrapped the Articles and wrote our revered Constitution.

Fortunately, this group—now called the “framers” or “founders” — were highly educated for their time, most were successful businessmen and/or farmers. However, to call George Washington, who presided at the meeting, a farmer was an understatement. Washington owned thousands of acres and had many enterprises related to the crops he grew with the assistance of several hundred slaves. Washington was one of the wealthiest men in the nation. He and others may not have liked slavery, but there were no tractors, harvesters, or other farm equipment of later eras. Plows were still pulled by oxen or horses. If you wanted to get anywhere, you either went on foot, by horse, in a carriage, or by boat.

Washington, having led the armies of the aspiring American nation to victory over eight years, was a universally revered commander who had ultimately demanded and got complete control over the military from a generally useless continental congress that notoriously failed to pay the army.
When the Constitution has been ratified by enough states to become the new government of the new nation, there was never any question in anyone’s mind as to who should be its first President.  As Harlow Giles Unger, the author of a new, excellent book, “Mr. President”: George Washington and the Making of the Nation’s Highest Office”, makes clear “…in one of the defining events in the creation of the U.S. presidency, Washington startled his countrymen by ignoring the constitution limits on presidential powers and ordering troops to crush tax protests by American citizens—much as the British government had tried, and failed, to do in the years leading up to the American Revolution.” History and life is filled with ironies.

Unger makes clear an aspect of our history that is generally unknown, but based on Washington’s experience with the Continental Congress during the Revolution, “from the moment he took office in the spring of 1789, Washington was obsessed with establishing the President as ‘the supreme power to govern the general concerns of a confederated republic.’ Fearing anarchy, disunion, and an end to American freedom if he failed to act decisively, he transformed himself—and the presidency—from a relatively impotent figurehead into America’s most powerful leader, creating what modern scholars have called the ‘imperial presidency.’”

Over the eight years of his two terms as the nation’s first President, Washington turned the office into one that “controlled executive appointments, foreign policy, military affairs, government finances, and federal law enforcement, along with the power to legislate by presidential proclamation and to issue secret fiats under the cloak of executive privilege.”

I share this with you because it is useful to know that even Washington was called a 'usurper' of power in his day when there was still a lot of fear that an American monarchy would be imposed. Despite the high regard with which Washington was held, it took the power of his personality, his high level of leadership, and his personal integrity to create the presidency that we still have to this day.

John Adams served as Washington’s Vice President and observed that “The executive and the legislative powers are natural rivals; and if each has not an effectual control over the other, the weaker will ever be the lamb in the paws of the wolf. The nation which will not adopt an equilibrium of power must adopt a despotism. There is no alternative. Rivalries must be controlled or they will throw things into confusion.”

After five years of Obama as President, we have seen that equilibrium swing back and forth and, indeed, this has been the history of the three branches of our government. It is now swinging away from Obama as his former support wanes and the impact of the aptly named Tea Party movement increases. The U.S. is only a year away for his powers to be blunted by a Congress that is likely to swing in the direction of conservative, Republican leadership.

As stressful as the process is for everyone, this is the way the nation was intended to be governed and the enmities that are inherent in that process are the price we pay in a nation whose population is sharply divided between those who have little knowledge of our history or of the manner in which we have emerged from many crises in the past and grown stronger.

This is not a time for despair. It is a time to harness the power of the people who hold the Constitution in high regard and to vote for those who share that regard.
Alan Caruba is a writer by profession; has authored several books, and writes a daily column, "Warning Signs"disseminated on many Internet news and opinion websites and blogs. He is a contributing author at ARRA News Service

Proverbs 16:6

Proverbs 16:6

By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
The lesson here for the obaba administration and the faker in chief himself is that many Americans are waking up, albeit it slowly, and he is facing the wrath of those trampled under the iron foot of federal regulation and enforcement.
That wrought from evil, constructed with evil intentions, will eventually crumble under the pressure of truth and human freedom. Obaba’s agents of harm, burrowing like scurrying rats under the dark cover of oppressive federal agencies and departments, are being exposed to the sunlight of congressional inquiry. They decompose under their lies and obfustications like mythical vampires in sunlight. They will roast in hell, which, in their twisted secular and morally relative values, does not exist. What a surprise awaits!


Dear Friend,
Our Eighth Congressional District is home to some of the most naturally beautiful areas in the country. We are fortunate to have the Jacks Fork and Current Rivers that provide families with a place to canoe, swim, boat, and fish close to home. The rivers also support numerous small businesses that cater to the needs of visitors who come from far and wide to enjoy the clear waters and natural scenery.
In 1964 the National Park Service included the Jacks Fork and Current Rivers in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways with the goal of preserving access to the rivers. Over time however, the Park Service has systematically limited public access to numerous areas in our congressional district. Just last week the Parks Service released a new management plan that would shutdown public access points on the rivers, eliminate motorized boat traffic from certain areas, further restrict boat motor horsepower in other areas, close several gravel bars, and propose additional areas to be designated as federal wilderness.
The changes proposed by the Park Service would have a devastating impact on the economies of many communities in our Eighth District. Historically, individuals and businesses have been allowed to guide tourists through the riverways, and provide them with valuable services. These folks are the backbone of our local economy. Restricting access to the park and closing public access points are extreme measures that do not make sense. Preventing the use of motors on boats in certain areas, and limiting their power in others, will damage a local economy that is already the victim of burdensome federal regulations. The land use policies associated with Wilderness Areas are unwelcome additions to a park that is well functioning and beloved by those of us who grew up here.
To add insult to injury, the Park Service knew their planned management changes in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways would be met with opposition. As a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, I had the chance to question Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell about the General Management Plan back in July. At that time I told Secretary Jewell that families in our district do not want further restrictions on their public lands and rivers. Despite my warning, further restrictions were included in the new management plan.
Generations of Missourians in our congressional district have enjoyed the Jacks Fork and Current Rivers. The rivers are also the engine that drives numerous small businesses. When bureaucrats in Washington try to restrict land and river usage for families and businesses, our district suffers. I hope residents across our Eighth District will join me in supporting access to our public lands and rivers.
This Week's Highlights
I had a blessed Veteran's Day at home in Missouri this year. I had the honor of celebrating with our nation's veterans in St. James, Jackson, Cape Girardeau and Bloomfield.
I had a great visit to Brewer Science in Rolla on Tuesday to learn about their research and current projects.
I spoke on the House floor on Wednesday about my objections to the National Park Service's draft General Management Plan for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways in the Eighth District. The plan seeks to further restrict access to the rivers and our public lands. I will fight this plan and I will urge the Park Service to make no changes to current operations. Click HERE to watch my speech on the House floor.

On Thursday, I spoke on the House floor about the need to REPEAL ObamaCare. For over three years, President Obama misled American families to sell his misguided health care law and now he's asking Americans to trust him yet again. The President has lost all credibility and it's time he admit how disastrous ObamaCare truly is. Click HERE to watch my speech on the House floor.
Jason Smith
Member of Congress
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Naughty or Nice?

AFA's 2013 listing of top retailers and how they recognize Christmas

BLUE: An AFA "5-Star" rated company that promotes and celebrates Christmas on an exceptional basis.
GREEN: Company uses the term "Christmas" on a regular basis, we consider that company Christmas-friendly.
YELLOW: Company refers to Christmas infrequently, or in a single advertising medium, but not in others.
RED: Company may use "Christmas" sparingly in a single or unique product description, but as a company, does not recognize it. 

List updated on 11-13-13 
Companies For "Christmas"
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ACE Hardware
Banana Republic
Bass Pro Shops
Bed Bath & Beyond
Best Buy
Big Lots
Collective Brands
CVS Pharmacy
Dick's Sporting Goods
Dollar General
Dollar Tree
Gap, Inc.
H.E.B. Stores
Hancock Fabrics
Harris Teeter Stores
Hobby Lobby
Home Shopping Network
JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts Stores

L.L. Bean
Michael's Stores
Neiman Marcus
Office Max
Old Navy
Pier One Imports
Rite Aid
Sam's Club
Scheels Sporting Goods
Super D Drug
TJ Maxx
Toys R Us

Companies marginal on "Christmas"
Bath & Body Works
Hy-Vee Stores
True Value
Whole Foods

Companies AGAINST "Christmas"
Barnes & Noble
Family Dollar
Foot Locker
Limited Brands
Office Depot
Pet Smart
Radio Shack
Victoria's Secret

We continually update the list, so check back often.
Criteria - AFA reviewed up to four areas to determine if a company was "Christmas-friendly" in their advertising: print media (newspaper inserts), broadcast media (radio/television), website and/or personal visits to the store. If a company's ad has references to items associated with Christmas (trees, wreaths, lights, etc.), it was considered as an attempt to reach "Christmas" shoppers.
If a company has items associated with Christmas, but did not use the word "Christmas," then the company is considered as censoring "Christmas."
Want to report on a company? Send your detailed report to Please know that we receive hundreds of reports (emails) each day. We are unable to respond to each one personally, but your report will be read by one of our staff. 
Note: AFA does not list local or regional companies. Only nationally-recognized companies will be listed. This list only reflects a company's "Christmas" advertising and does not take into account other corporate policies AFA may not agree with.

SPECIAL ALERT! Legal group offers valuable resources 
If you hear of instances of hostility toward Christmas expression, please let us know. AFA is working with the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) to provide resources for government and public school authorities laboring under the misimpression they must censor Christmas. You can contact ADF at (1-800-TELL-ADF ) for a copy of their legal analysis and memo on rights of seasonal expression at Christmas. We want to inform public officials about the law, and then encourage them to take a stand for Christmas. 


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Egypt Shifting Alliance from U.S. to Russia
Nov 16, 2013

What You Need To Know
U.S. foreign policy blunders have brought America's relationship with Egypt to it's lowest point in decades. Just weeks after the U.S. canceled more than a billion dollars in military aid following the ouster of Muhammad Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt rolled out the red carpet for Russia's Foreign and Defense ministers for a multiday visit intended to renew ties between the two countries. Two days before their arrival, the Russian missile cruiser Varyag, the flagship of the Russian Pacific Fleet, docked at the Port of Alexandriato a 21-gun salute. This was the first time since 1992 that a Russian warship has docked in Egypt. The Egyptian-Russian relationship last reached a high point during the 1950s and 60s. In the early 1970s, then Egyptian President Anwar Sadat expelled all Russian military advisors after a decision to shift towards the U.S..
General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt's de facto leader, army chief and defense minister stated that the visit started "a new era of constructive, fruitful cooperation on the military level" with Russia. While U.S. mainstream media reports are, naturally, downplaying the meetings to nothing more than Egyptian posturing, NON-U.S. media outlets are reporting something completely different. It is being reported that Russia has agreed to equip Egypt with new fighter jets as well as an advanced air-defense system capable of covering all of Egypt's airspace including the Red Sea, as well as an offensive missile system capable of reaching most points in the Middle East, including Iran. Both systems are expected to be installed and operational by the middle of 2014, with another alienated ally, Saudi Arabia, reportedly picking up the 4 billion dollar price tag. There should be no suprise here as the Saudi's have already been dropping cash bombs on Egypt in order to crush the Muslim Brotherhood, demonstrating, yet again, how disjointed White House policy is in the region.
In addition, it is also reported that efforts are already underway to develop a Russian naval facility near Alexandria on the Mediterranean.
All of these developments are expected to be formally announced when Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Egypt later this month.

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Iran Threatens U.S., Says They Will Keep Enriching
Until All Sanctions Are Lifted
Nov 16, 2013

What You Need To Know
Senior Iranian officials this week stated that Tehran will not suspend its contested nuclear enrichment program, nor will they be reporting a host of new nuclear facilities being constructed to international nuclear inspectors, until the West first agrees to lift all economic sanctions on the country. This development again highlights Iran's standard stalling tactic; appear to be seriously interested in diplomatic negotiations, spend months discussing details, then push back from the table. Wash, rinse, repeat. With each evolution, their nuclear development efforts continue to advance.
Iran's most recent comments came after more direct threats were issued by senior Iranian military officials towards the U.S.. According to Iran's Fars News Agency, Gen. Massoud Jazayeri, deputy chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, is quoted as saying the following:
“The Americans’ catch-phrase ‘the military option is on the table’ [over the nuclear issue] is a bluff. They are aware of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s capabilities. The slightest military mistake against Iran will make the Americans witness the heaviest damage in their history in their own eyes.”
Readers are reminded that back in June, Iranian General Gholamreza Jalali threatened the United States with bio-warfare that could contaminate American food, water and animals.
Despite all of complexities of the P5+1 (US, UK, France, Russia and China, plus Germany) nuclear talks with Iran, one overarching consideration must be kept in mind; Israel, who has repeatedly been threatened by Iran with annihilation, has been perfectly clear that under no circumstances will they allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon.
Last month, in an interview on the Charlie Rose Show, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netunyahu, stated the following:
"Israel is threatened with annihilation by Iran. And Israel has the right, I would say the duty, to defend itself by itself, against any threat. By the way, Iran would not be interested in having one bomb or two bombs. They're gearing up with their infrastructure for 200 bombs. And they're not developing those ICBMs for us. They can reach us with what they have. It's for well beyond," referring to the U.S..

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