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#Benghazi attackers used State Dept. phones the night of the attack

Posted by: Phineas on June 12, 2014 at 3:30 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And we overheard them doing it. If anyone still believes Hillary’s story about blaming a YouTube video based on the best information they had at the time, that person is either dumber than a rock, or hoping for a job in a possible Hillary administration. Via Bret Baier and James Rosen: The […]

 

#Benghazi: State Dept. knew within hours that it was a terrorist attack

Posted by: Phineas on May 5, 2014 at 3:19 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas And not a demonstration. I don’t know how I missed this over the weekend (1), but the administration’s favorite investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, posted this little bombshell to her site back on the 1st (via Hot Air): Internal Emails: State Dept. Immediately Attributed Benghazi Attacks to Terrorist Group A newly-released government email […]

 

#Benghazi: Boehner to appoint special investigating committee? UPDATE: Here we go

Posted by: Phineas on May 2, 2014 at 1:12 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas At last. Just posted on Fox News: House Speaker John Boehner is “seriously considering” appointing a special committee to probe the Benghazi attacks and an announcement from GOP leaders could come as early as Friday, sources tell Fox News. One senior GOP source told Fox News that Boehner, who has faced pressured […]

 

Surprisingly not The Onion: John Kerry as the new Winston Churchill

Posted by: Phineas on May 1, 2014 at 3:52 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas (Image via Greg Nash / Getty Images) I realize The Hill leans a bit left, and Budowsky himself is a hardcore liberal, but either he had the “special mushrooms” for dinner last night, or he was laughing uncontrollably while writing this: Looking across the landscape of world affairs, from sectarian carnage to Middle […]

 

I weep: our foreign policy has been reduced to hashtags

Posted by: Phineas on April 25, 2014 at 3:15 pm » 10 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Well, I weep and I mock. For those not familiar with Twitter, “hashtags” are labels preceded by a number sign, as in “#politics.” They were developed to make it easier for people to search for related messages on the system, though people also use them as asides to provide commentary, humor, or snark. A […]

 

Worst Department of State, ever

Posted by: Phineas on March 26, 2014 at 10:23 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This is someone’s brilliant idea of an effective strategy to deal with Putin over Ukraine: To echo @BarackObama today-proud to stand #UnitedForUkraine World should stand together with one voice pic.twitter.com/VeMt578UdY — Jen Psaki (@statedeptspox) March 26, 2014   Word of advice to Secretary Kerry and President Obama: Communitarianism is not a foreign […]

 

John Kerry focuses the State Department like a laser… On climate change

Posted by: Phineas on March 10, 2014 at 1:40 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Because, as we all know, Man-caused climate change the Dread Demon Carbon Dioxide is the “world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction,” a threat we have to deal with now and with all our efforts. Not nukes in the hands of Iranian mullahs yearning to bring about their version of the Apocalypse. […]

 

Have we ever had a more fatuous Secretary of State than John Kerry?

Posted by: Phineas on March 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Really, all that seems able to come out of that mouth of his is an endless stream of meaningless blather that would make Sir Humphrey Appleby proud. Courtesy of Hot Air, this is what Kerry had to say about the Ukraine crisis yesterday: Secretary of State John Kerry said that “all options […]

 

Foreign Service officers revolt against lousy Obama appointees

Posted by: Phineas on February 14, 2014 at 8:07 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas In the Catholic Church, the sin was called “simony,” the buying and selling of sacred offices, such as bishoprics. The practice was one of the abuses that lead to the Reformation. Now Foreign Service officers are rising against a secular simony, the Obama administration’s appointment of unqualified ambassadors who also happen to […]

 

#Benghazi: Lady Macbeth regrets

Posted by: Phineas on January 28, 2014 at 12:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The Democratic Party’s presidential nominee-in-waiting (1) spoke before the annual convention of the National Automobile Dealers’ Association in New Orleans last weekend and took full responsibility for the security lapses at Benghazi that led to the deaths of four Americans, including the Ambassador, saying, “I was in charge, but I put politics […]