Friday, September 21, 2012

Heavy Weapons

Carney Struggles to Explain Weaponry Used in Benghazi Attack


White House press secretary Jay Carney struggled to explain the presence of heavy weapons in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in a Wednesday press briefing.

The Obama administration has maintained the attack was not premeditated, despite the presence of the kind of heavy weapons used in the attack.
During the briefing, Carney directed some questions about the attack in Benghazi to the State Department. State officials told reporters Friday that the department would not answer more questions about the attack until an investigation into the attack has been completed.

Director of NCTC: Benghazi Violence Was a Terrorist Attack

National Counterterrorism Center director Matthew Olsen said Wednesday the four Americans killed at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were killed in a terrorist attack.
“Let me begin by asking you whether you would say that Ambassador Stevens and the three other Americans died as a result of a terrorist attack,” Sen. Joe Lieberman (I., Conn.) said, when the hearing opened for questions.


Chinese General: Prepare for Combat

Over-turned Japanese-branded car / AP
China’s most powerful military leader, in an unusual public statement, last week ordered military forces to prepare for combat, as Chinese warships deployed to waters near disputed islands and anti-Japan protests throughout the country turned violent.


Tim Graham | September 19, 2012 | 17:51
NPR’s loathing of the Fox News Channel surfaced again on Wednesday’s Morning Edition. In a campaign story, correspondent Brian Naylor announced “Mitt Romney went to the friendly confines of the Fox News Channel yesterday afternoon in another round of damage control.”

But NPR and Naylor didn’t identify the David Letterman show as the “friendly confines of CBS,” just as they didn’t try that last week in three mentions of Obama slamming Romney in the latest Steve Kroft softball clip. Cavuto asked Romney if he insulted the voters, and if he was losing the race. That’s somehow more notably “friendly” than Letterman bowing deeply to Obama: “180 looks good on you.” 

Jack Coleman | September 19, 2012 | 17:35
Cardinal rule on the left -- when in doubt, blame Dubya.

This also comes in handy for diverting attention from Dear Leader. (audio clip after page break)

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