Posts Tagged ‘Lies’
White House finally releases 1st briefing photo of Obama on night of Benghazi attack; Update: 3 months old?
The very first photo of President Barack Obama being briefed on Sept. 11, 2012, following the Benghazi terrorist attack was posted on the White House’s Flickr site on Thursday.
The White House has previously withheld photos of the president taken the night of the attack.
“Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Advisor, left, updates the President and Vice President on the situation in the Middle East and North Africa. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and Chief of Staff Jack Lew are at right,” the photo’s description reads. The White House’s Flickr site claims the photo was taken on Sept. 11, 2012 and uploaded on Thursday.
While the photo doesn’t provide a lot of information, the picture does seem to confirm that Obama was briefed on the night of the Benghazi attack — and by whom. What was said — well, that’s another story.
The White House in any modern administration has an official photographer whose duty is to take pictures all day long of official and unofficial activities of the President. Sometimes those events are obviously momentous, while others only become so in retrospect. The White House releases some into the public domain on its Flickr site, but only those that please the administration. Others — like the photos of Barack Obama being briefed on the unfolding attack on our consulate in Benghazi on September 11th — require a little more effort to have released. In this case, it took public criticism (and perhaps the threat of a lawsuit) from several media outlets to get this picture released (via Fox and The Blaze):
Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Advisor, left, updates the President and Vice President on the situation in the Middle East and North Africa. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and Chief of Staff Jack Lew are at right.
It took that much effort to release this? Both Fox and The Blaze note that this is only the first picture released and that more are expected to come, but I’m not sure why the White House bothered to withhold this. We knew these men were at the White House that evening. Jason Howerton argues that it at least corroborates what has been established earlier:
While the photo doesn’t provide a lot of information, the picture does seem to confirm that Obama was briefed on the night of the Benghazi attack — and by whom. What was said — well, that’s another story.
Actually, that will be the story. In this case, at least, a picture isn’t worth one of the actual words spoken. I doubt we’ll learn much from any of the photos taken that night, but the White House certainly makes it seem like we might with their strange cat-and-mouse strategy on releasing what should be public records.
Anyway, this will at least make for an interesting caption contest. Have at it in the comments!
Update: A non-story just got a little more … non. The White House may be coy on releasing all of the photos taken that night, but not this one. Jeryl Bier did a little cache digging and discovered that this got uploaded in October, about a month after it was taken — and even got used by Bag News in one of its posts a couple of days later. Check out the screen shots in Jeryl’s posts. Maybe Fox and The Blaze need to revisit this story a bit.
Less than a month ago a United States ambassador and three other Americans were killed during a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. For days the Obama administration denied the attacks were terrorist related. Now intelligence figures from within the American government are letting it be known how the Obama White House has repeatedly ignored and then covered up information and events that put the safety and security of the United States in danger.Intelligence officials angered by Obama administration cover up of intelligence on Iranian, al Qaeda surge in Egypt and Libya
Weeks before the presidential election, President Barack Obama’s administration faces mounting opposition from within the ranks of U.S. intelligence agencies over what careerofficers say is a “cover up” of intelligence information about terrorism in North Africa.
Intelligence held back from senior officials and the public includes numerous classified reports revealing clear Iranian support for jihadists throughout the tumultuous North Africa and Middle East region, as well as notably widespread al Qaeda penetration into Egypt and Libya in the months before the deadly Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
…Intelligence officials pointed to the statement issued Sept. 28 by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) that raised additional concern about the administration’s apparent mishandling of intelligence. The ODNI statement said that “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.”
Officials say the ODNI’s false information was either knowingly disseminated or was directed to be put out by senior policy officials for political reasons, since the statement was contradicted by numerous intelligence reports at the time of the attack indicating it was al Qaeda-related terrorism.
Officials with access to intelligence reports, based on both technical spying and human agents, said specific reporting revealed an alarming surge in clandestine al Qaeda activity months before the attack in Benghazi.
Yet the Obama administration sought to keep the information from becoming public to avoid exposing what the officials say is a Middle East policy failure by Obama.
…The first part of the apparent campaign, officials said, was the false information provided to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, who appeared on Sunday television shows after the attack to say the event was a “spontaneous” response to an anti-Muslim video trailer posted online.
Officials said Rice was given the false information to use in media appearances in order to promote the excuse that the obscure video was the cause of the attack, and not the Islamic concept of jihad.
“The Obama Administration is afraid to admit al Qaeda is running rampant throughout the region because it would expose the truth instead of what President Obama so pompously spouted during the Democratic Convention” said the official.
Obama Ad Accusing Romney of Killing Woman Immediately Falls Apart
The Obama political machine’s race to the bottom has dived deep beneath the muck of Harry Reid’s lies about Romney’s taxes and finally hit bedrock. Today Priorities USA released a new ad that will surely rank among the ugliest and most dishonest in the history of political campaigns. Titled “Understands” the ad features Joe Soptic describing how Mitt Romney is responsible for his wife’s death from lung cancer. It’s Lyndon Johnson’s Daisy ad made more personal and therefore even more vile.
Romney’s campaign was quick to blast the commercial. “President Obama’s allies continue to use discredited and dishonest attacks in a contemptible effort to conceal the administration’s deplorable economic record,” said spokesman Ryan Williams. “After 42 months of unemployment above 8 percent, it is clear that the President and his campaign do not have a rationale for reelection.”
The ad will air in the key battleground states of Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia and is part of a $20 million ad campaign by Priorities hammering Romney.
Soptic appeared previously in an Obama campaign ad that aired in battleground states in which he blasted Romney, saying Bain’s closure of the GST Steel plant had cost workers their pensions.
Romney’s campaign has said the presumptive nominee was not involved in the decision to close the plant and had left Bain to manage the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.
The earlier story, from an Obama supporting Super-Pac, laid full blame for the death of the spokesman’s wife, by cancer, at Romneys feet. Bain had closed down the steel mill, the health insurance was lost, forget COBRA laws, and the lady died of cancer as a result.
But that was the fiction.
The real truth, revealed by CNN, indicates that the steel mill had shutdown years earlier, and this man’s wife became diagnosed with cancer many years later. In fact, she had her own health insurance through her employer before she was actually diagnosed.
In other words, the lady’s cancer was diagnosed AFTER she had left her job, where she had been fully insured, much later, due to an injury.
Bain’s steel mill had no bearing on the lady’s death in any way.
Which proves that the Obama ad was a complete and totally fabricated lie, that bore no resemblance to the actual truth.
Just like Obama’s entire presidency, quite frankly.
The only surprising part of this story is that CNN uncharacteristically cracked the case.
We must bear in mind too, that CNN is under new management, and the new CNN is looking more like a true news organization, by the minute.
Below is the original video, included so that we can all marvel at how this particular human being can use his wife’s death, somehow, only for political gain.
THIS AD WAS PRODUCED BY BILL BURTON AN OBAMA OPERATIVE AND TOTALY A LIE. BURTOM IS THE BIGGEST OBAMA LIER.
The elites are masters of propaganda. They have at their beck and call an army of “journalists” who never stray from the official state line for fear of being ostracized. They eagerly and happily spread lies and half-truths in order to gain and then keep their seats near the halls of power. Those who stray from the party line (Helen Thomas) are harshly dealt with.
They have learned that the more lies they tell, the more lies we believe. And the more lies we believe, the more dependent we become. Conversely, the fewer myths, lies and deceptions we succumb to, the less dependent — and, therefore, the freer — we are.
Propaganda is the science of persuasion and mind control. Its purpose is to forge allegiance to a political order or to ensure acceptance — and, therefore, consumption — of a particular product whether it is needed or beneficial. Propaganda victimizes the public by changing and controlling its belief system to the benefit of the political establishment or for the monetary gain of corporate interests and the medical establishment.
I have learned the power of propaganda. I have watched as otherwise intelligent and thoughtful people have had their minds manipulated so that they acted against their own best interests as a result of propaganda. It seems that organized and sophisticated propaganda is able to operate above the threshold of intelligence. In other words, without some imperative to trigger inquiry, very intelligent people buy into lies and myths the same as the general population. The lies and myths then become conventional wisdom. The human mind rarely accepts a challenge to conventional wisdom.
When confronted with a challenge to the established belief system, the mind closes off. When this happens, the individual employs avoidance behavior, writes off the new knowledge as conspiracy theory and labels it as kooky, insane or stupid. The information is then dismissed, never to be considered again, even when the facts support the new knowledge.
The esoteric purpose of propaganda is to extract wealth and labor illegally as concealed involuntary servitude. The people who use propaganda to persuade the populace against their best interests create myths and sell them as benefits.
Here, I break down some of the lies.
Lie: The War on Terror. The so-called War on Terror is actually a war on the American people. If al-Qaida is our enemy, as we’re told, why did we provide it aid and cover in Libya and why are we providing it aid in Syria? If its mastermind Osama bin Laden — who was never charged in connection to 9/11 — is dead, why are we constantly hearing new rumors of supposed terror plots? The FBI is supposedly keeping us safe from terrorists, yet it is setting up patsies, planning and giving them the means to carry out terror attacks so that it can swoop in and save the day. All of the recently uncovered “terrorist plots” in America are FBI creations. The original underwear bomber was under CIA surveillance and assisted onto the plane by a CIA asset. The latest underwear bomber was a CIA double agent. The so-called War on Terror was fabricated to benefit the military-industrial complex and the vast security apparatus that was bound to develop following the 9/11 attacks and the passage of the liberty-stealing USA Patriot Act. We still do not know the whole story behind the 9/11 attacks. Even the 9/11 Commission admits this and blames stonewalling, lying and cover-up by people in government.
Lie: The West is in peril from Islamofascism: Like the War on Terror and so-called attempted terrors
attacks in the United States, the threat of Islamofascism is a creation of the shadowy intelligence networks of the United States, Great Britain and Israel, which have provided funding and training for terror networks. This is outgrowth of government’s propensity to create a problem so that the populace will clamor for relief. Government can then demand and receive additional funding and establish additional control in order to address the problem it created.
Lie: President Barack Obama killed Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden is a bogeyman who gets pulled out of a drawer whenever the political winds blow the wrong direction. George W. Bush did this first, and then Obama. Bin Laden was long dead and his flesh rotted away when Obama sent Seal Team 6 into Pakistan. He is but one in a line of terrorists who are killed and revived when needed.
Lie: Iran is a direct threat to the United States and Israel: Officials in government and at the U.N. have repeatedly admitted that Iran is not developing a nuclear weapon. Iran is a signatory to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, and inspectors from the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency are permanently stationed in Iran to monitor its nuclear program. Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad never called for Israel to be wiped off the map. Israel has nuclear weapons and would respond with overwhelming force if Iran tried to attack. Iran does not possess a missile capable of reaching the United States. Yet the drumbeat goes on from the neocon stooges like Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman as well as from the talking heads on TV (see the first paragraph for explanation).
Lie: America is a democracy. Constitutional republican government passed away with the election of the tyrant Abraham Lincoln. Stealth, gradualism and propaganda caused the populace to accept that America is a democracy. Democracy is a euphemism for fascism. American democracy has the trappings of representative government but is fascism in reality. Call it benevolent totalitarianism. Banksters and corporate interests control the President and Congress and, therefore, control the workings of government.
Lie: The Federal Reserve controls inflation. The Federal Reserve is the world engine of inflation. Since the Federal Reserve Act was passed in 1913, the purchasing power of the dollar has almost been destroyed. During the 100 years prior to the Federal Reserve, there was gold-backed currency that kept its purchasing power. The people would not have accepted a central bank, but the elites used propaganda to convince the populace the Federal Reserve was not a central bank and that the banksters opposed it. It was the first great lie of the 20th century.
Lie: The economy is improving. Despite what the Obamaphile mainstream media report, there is no measure by which the economy is showing a rebound. While the “official” unemployment rate dropped from 8.2 percent to 8.1 percent, real unemployment climbed from 22.2 percent to 22.3 percent. More than 46 million people remain on food stamps. Housing prices continue to drop. Inflation is much greater than reported. Food stamps and social welfare programs are the only things holding off revolution like the Arab Spring in Tunisia and Bahrain. (Most other supposed Arab Spring uprisings were instigated by agent provocateurs in order to depose puppet leaders who had outlived their usefulness or depose leaders who would not be U.S. puppets.)
Lie: Your Congressman is working on your behalf. The elites in Congress and the bureaucrats who do their work are employees of the government and their loyalty is to the government and their bankster and corporatist masters.
Lie: There is a difference between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. The two parties exist to provide a false paradigm to keep Americans divided. Their goal is to accumulate power and maintain a majority so their selected benefactors can be adequately rewarded from the Federal treasury.
Lie: The American healthcare system is the best in the world. Healthcare in America exists as a drug cartel to further enrich the already super-rich pharmaceutical companies. It is a tremendous burden on the backs of the people. Medical practitioners are, for the most part, completely brainwashed. Healthcare would be more accurately termed symptomology as what passes for healthcare is the treatment of symptoms, not disease. Organized medicine is now the third-leading cause of death. American healthcare is a Malthusian dream to reduce the population under the pretense of doctoring for sickness and disease.
Lie: American obesity means people eat too much and exercise too little. Americans eat too much processed and acidic foods and consume too much high fructose corn syrup. Americans suffer from full-belly starvation. The American diet is high in calories and very low in nutrition. This is a diet that builds an obese and sick population and leads to early death. The American diet is acidic, and acidification of the body brings death. A vegetarian diet is alkaline and it is the diet for health and longevity. Disease thrives on acidity. Death is full-body acid saturation. Unfortunately, eating a healthy vegetarian diet is becoming difficult thanks to machinations of Monsanto, Bayer and others who are creating genetically modified organisms and calling it food and saturating the ground with harmful pesticides and defoliants like Agent Orange, actions I term government-sponsored agricultural terrorism. And unless you are incredibly discerning in your selection of meats, you are consuming antibiotics and steroids that are creating havoc in your body.
Lie: Euthanasia is a quick and painless death. Euthanasia can happen over many years as drugs, and “immunizations” often kill slowly. The system can reduce the population without blame if it’s done over time so as to separate cause and effect. People don’t need drugs or doctors. Sick people, especially, don’t need drugs or doctors. They need nutrition.
Lie: Income taxes fund the government. The income tax system is a cover operation for the regulation of the regime of paper money. It facilitates efforts to maintain dossiers on citizens and transfer wealth. Ask yourself this: If the government can and does create (print) all the money it needs, why does it need taxes?
Lie: Savings and retirement. The money creators cause inflation to melt your savings and retirement while you sleep. CDs and bank accounts do not preserve you savings, especially in recent years with the Fed’s artificially low interest rates. The dollar is inflation. It is set to self-destruct. This is theft by deception. The true meaning of currency destruction with inflation is war upon the people. Then there are individual retirement accounts and 401(k)s. Congress set up the tax code to encourage investment in these scams in order to prop up the stock market and give the illusion of a robust economy. It created penalties that discouraged you from accessing your money, giving little choice but to watch as your nest egg lost more than half its value in the 2008 crash. Rather than help the now-destitute people, Congress rewarded the banksters who created the problem. Now there are discussions under way for the government to confiscate the billions of dollars in those accounts and replace it with another government sponsored Ponzi scheme.
Lie: A vote for Ron Paul is a vote for Obama. The elites in both parties and the bureaucrats in the Washington, D.C., cesspool are terrified of Ron Paul and are doing all they can to defeat him. There is a full-on media blackout of his candidacy. On the rare occasion Paul’s name is mentioned it is followed by the caveat, “He can’t win.” The Republican establishment operates for sole purpose of pleasing the Israel lobby, the banksters, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the military industrial complex. Paul is hated by them because he has openly stated he wants to eliminate alphabet soup government agencies that provide a revolving door between government and industry and cut off their gravy train: perpetual war. The banksters hate him because he wants to cut off their gravy train: the Federal Reserve and its endless money printing. So the Republican voter is propagandized into believing that he should abandon his principals and vote for a candidate he does not like or agree with on many points. The American voter has forgotten that it is the candidate’s job to provide a platform and record acceptable to the majority of the voting population. It is the voter’s job to accept or reject the candidate based on that record and platform. Anything less is a sellout of principals. A vote for either Mitt Romney or Obama is a vote for continued and reinforced fascism.