Tag Archives: United States Department of State

Benghazi photos shows American likely killed in embassy van

This post has been removed. Pictures were from prior attack in Benghazi. Source that sent them either accidentally sent the wrong ones or did it intentionally. Upon receiving them exif data was extracted and confirmed to GPS location as well as time and date. However, it appears now that that has been altered. I shouldve taken the time to check all the photos currently published before posting them here. Special thanks to Twitter user Erik Gumbel for pointing this out to me and showing me the originals. I am eternally grateful and owe him big time!

 

 


Benghazi Emails from embassy attack on September 11

Reuters first reported that they had obtained emails that clearly showed that the State Department was in fact aware that their embassy in Benghazi was under attack on September 11 of this year. If you have been following this closely (and if you are here you probably have) then you dont need no stinking news commentary; you just want the emails. Well here they are. More will be released tomorrow and Friday. (Clicking link or pic brings you to the emails)

“…the diplomatic mission is under attack.” (emphasis mine)


Iraqi Ambassador Brett McGurk had affair with WSJ’s Gina Chon

Update at Bottom!!

Do you really need anymore evidence that government is too close to the media? If so then check out the emails between Brett McGurk, the current nominee for Ambassador of Iraq, and the Wall Street Journal’s Gina Chon.

Check it the exclusive here at Pat Dollard’s site

Talk of hook-ups and blue balls on the State Department Blackberry’s? What gives? All emails available at links on PatDollard.com

6/8 UPDATE: State Department Responds to Brewing Scandal

Note: The media as picked up on this story and numerous sites have published their own versions of it. However, it is important to note that the above link to Pat Dollar’s site was the first published story late on June 6. Since then Gawker, Mediaite, and ABC (to name a few) have done their own versions of the story.

From earlier today at the State Department

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2012/06/192019.htm#DEPARTMENT

QUESTION: On another subject, this nomination of Brett McGurk, is it in trouble? And can you confirm that the State Department is investigating allegations of these emails between him and Ms. Chon of The Wall Street Journal?

MS. NULAND: Well, first of all, on the subject of the emails, they’re out there for everybody to see. I’m not going to get into emails between Mr. McGurk and the woman who subsequently became his wife. With regard to Mr. McGurk’s nomination, I think you know that he spent the better part of the last decade serving our country in and out of Iraq, working for a Republican administration, a Democratic administration. He is, in our view, uniquely qualified to serve as our ambassador, and we urge the Senate to act quickly on his nomination.

QUESTION: So obviously you’re sticking with him. But can you confirm that – because there are reports – that the State Department actually has looked into these alleged emails, or the allegations that these might have compromised security or sensitive information?

MS. NULAND: I don’t have anything to say on the emails.

QUESTION: Can I just follow up on that?

MS. NULAND: Yeah.

QUESTION: Because, I mean, there are rules for Foreign Service officers to not get into situations where you’re blackmailed. There’s sort of a sense that you have to act morally. There are these regulations in your guidebooks. And some people have lost security clearances over having extramarital affairs. So I wonder why it is that this doesn’t seem to be – factor at all into your decision in keeping this – keeping his nomination out there.

MS. NULAND: Again, we consider him uniquely qualified. All of the necessary things were done before his nomination, and we urge the Senate to confirm him.

Jill.

QUESTION: Can you confirm that those emails actually came from the State Department system, in – within the State Department system?

MS. NULAND: I’m not going to speak about the emails. They’re out there for you to look at. They’re obviously very much available for anybody to read.

QUESTION: Aren’t you investigating how they were leaked? They’re from your own system.

MS. NULAND: I’m not going to get into our internal issues here.

QUESTION: Well, why not? You talk about WikiLeaks all the time. Those were essentially emails.

MS. NULAND: Goes to your usual point, Matt, that we speak about –

QUESTION: What, the lack of consistency?

MS. NULAND: Yes. (Laughter.)

QUESTION: Yeah. Oh, okay, great. When – you said you did – all the necessary things were done before his nomination. What are those necessary things? Was that like a security clearance and vetting and –

MS. NULAND: All that stuff.

QUESTION: Well, I mean – no, I – what are they? I don’t know. What has to be done, not just in his case but in any nominee’s case?

MS. NULAND: His nomination was managed in the exact – with the exact same processes that we use for everyone.

QUESTION: Well, okay. What does that mean? I mean, does that mean that there’s an FBI check or –

MS. NULAND: I’m going to refer you to the White House for how they do this.

QUESTION: All right. And then –

QUESTION: Just one more on that.

MS. NULAND: Yeah.

QUESTION: If you do – if you did do that, are you sharing this with members of Congress who have severe problems with his nomination?

MS. NULAND: We always work with Congress on our nominees, and we’re continuing to do that in this case.

QUESTION: Can you confirm that there has been at least one meeting with – on the specific issues, not on the specific issues that were about the emails, with people on the Hill?

MS. NULAND: I’m not going to comment on the specifics of our conversation with Congress, but in all these nomination procedures, we work with the Hill on any –

QUESTION: Right.

MS. NULAND: — issues that they have as our –

QUESTION: But are you –

MS. NULAND: — nominees are being reviewed.

QUESTION: But are you aware that this – that people from the State Department have gone to the Hill and/or have spoken to members of the committee who have raised concerns about these specific issues. And by these specific issues, I don’t mean the more specific substantive issues that senator – people like Senator McCain have raised. I’m talking specifically about the emails. Do you know if they have been – if this issue has been discussed with people on the Hill?

MS. NULAND: Beyond saying that we continue to work with appropriate members and staff on his nomination in support of it, as we do with all nominees, I’m not going to get into details.

QUESTION: Can I change topics?

MS. NULAND: Yeah, please.


State Department to Meet with Muslim Brotherhood; Egypt’s Future Fundamentalists to get an Audience of Approval

Today officials at the State Department were asked if they would be meeting with the delegates of the Muslim Brotherhood while the are in Washington. And the State Department offered a resounding and telling affirmation to that question. But that was not the original answer; which is odd. Lets take the answer from Victoria Nulland at today’s press conference:

QUESTION:Members of the Freedom and Justice Party, which is the political arm of the Muslim Brothers, and one of them is a member of the parliament, are in town. It’s the first level – this level visit to Washington that will meet different people. Is there any meeting going on – to take place in this building or not?

MS. NULAND: I don’t know whether we’re meeting this delegation at any level in this building. Let me take that one as well. We’ll get back to you.

And here is how they got back to them. A big strong “yes” of course we are going to meet with the Muslim Brotherhood. After all, we put all the tools in place to make this possible…

The final answer from the State Department

Question: Will any State Department officials be meeting with the Muslim Brotherhood delegation that is currently in Washington?

Answer: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is hosting a conference in Washington titled “Islamists in Power: Views from Within” on April 5. Some of the conference participants will meet with State Department officials while in town. Deputy Secretary Burns will meet with Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Dr. Marwan Muasher and some of the participants in the Carnegie conference on April 4. Some of the Carnegie Endowment conference participants will also meet with Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Robert Hormats and Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman.

If you havent been following this blog or my Yahoo News stories on this topic please leave a comment that says “Doug, I am not aware of any of the details of this ongoing story that you broke on nationally syndicated radio and number nationally rated tv shows, please send me the links” and I will. Also I will update this post with the related links for good measure tomorrow morning.

 

 


Greece: Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei added to U.S. Terrorist List

Credit: Associated Press

It is not often that the current administration acts and I can applaud. Of course this wasnt a hard decision to make for the White House and the State Department.

Today the State Department added Greece’s “Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei” to its growing list of terrorist groups. [Press Release] With this designation this forbids U.S. citizens from contributing financially or providing any type of material support to the group. So if you live in the US and you helped them out then its time to disappear. Melt your hard drive, steal someone’s identity, and move to my old favorite place to hide; Oaxaca.

Some Background Info:

Violent Extremism Knowledge Base

Athens Court Bombing

Member Arrested after Random check: Hand Grenade, Pistol, and Pen Camera

I’m sure you get the point. But I encourage everyone to read up on these low-life bastards. Nothing will surprise you. Leftists being leftists. If they can not get their demands met they go right to violence. Same shit, different country.

 

 


Wikileaks Attacked: Twitter Account Claims “Presently under attack”

Wikileaks is experiencing some butthurt. According to their Twitter account that have been “Digi-Raped”. Oh well. They tried out for the big leagues and were cocky enough to give themselves the motto “We open Governments”. They do nothing of the kind. Instead they use their State Department cables to control information in the same way that governments do.

During the height of their fame Wikileaks dun goofed a few times. Now it is time for them to go the way of all failed wannabe intel operations. Rather than be a central force in a new world of open information the world is finally starting to see them for what they are. Two bit crooks who know nothing about how to handle intelligence.

The Big League

I just want to welcome Wikileaks to the real world and remind them they did not purchase a ticket for this ride; nor do they meet the height requirement. It wont be long now until they are forced to leave the park. No cotton candy, no souvenirs.

The first big goof came when they republished a cable and claimed it was newly released. Unfortunately we had covered that cable inside and out. Wikileaks lied (as they do frequently). And their staff members who sign a voluntary $12 million pound gag order does not respect them anymore. One of their staff has leaked info to me while shrugging his shoulders and saying “fuck it” in regards to their gag order. For reference, these posts are of importance and will start to tell the story of Wikileaks falling apart.

Wikileaks republishes cables, claims they are new, then lies while changing the publishing date (note the last paragraph-a special note to Wikileaks staff)

Black Market Nukes in Bulgaria (the predecessor to the story above)

Wikileaks leaks names of innocents and endangers them

It is only a matter of time now. Wikileaks will slowly implode and fall apart. They are already at the point where they realize that the remaining cables they have are not as precious as the hype has portrayed them to be. Ciao baby! See you in hell; I have reserved a room next to the ice machine and water fountain. And you may not loiter in front of my room. Enjoy the heat

Developing

Over the next few days I will be releasing the intel regarding Surface to Air (SAM) missiles stolen from Libya by Al Qaeda Islamic Meghrab (AQIM). Friends of Wikileaks had leaked the name of a key operative tracking these missiles in real time. I will outline this whole ordeal within 24 hours. Stay tuned…


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