NYC subways worst disaster in 108 years, Seven subway tunnels under the East River flooded, Damage throughout the entire system, Salt water affects wiring

NYC subways worst disaster in 108 years, Seven subway tunnels under the East River flooded, Damage throughout the entire system, Salt water affects wiring

“Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.”…Warren Buffett

“If I ever have to stop taking the subway, I’m gonna have a heart attack.”…Edward Norton 

 

Not only are NY City’s subways flooded, damaged and experiencing power outages, but sources say that the salt water could have a devastating effect on electrical wiring.

From Business Insider October 30, 2012.

“MTA: In 108 Years, The NYC Subway System Has Never Faced A Disaster As Devastating As This”

“MTA chairman Joseph J. Lhota has released a statement about the recovery of service for transportation systems in New York City.

It doesn’t look good.

Seven subway tunnels under the East River flooded, the Metro-North has lost power at stretches on multiple lines and there’s plenty more damage throughout the entire system.

Here’s the statement from Lhota — from Anthony DeRosa at Reuters:

The New York City subway system is 108 years old, but it has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night. Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on our entire transportation system, in every borough and county of the region. It has brought down trees, ripped out power and inundated tunnels, rail yards and bus depots.

As of last night, seven subway tunnels under the East River flooded. Metro-North Railroad lost power from 59th Street to Croton-Harmon on the Hudson Line and to New Haven on the New Haven Line. The Long Island Rail Road evacuated its West Side Yards and suffered flooding in one East River tunnel. The Hugh L. Carey Tunnel is flooded from end to end and the Queens Midtown Tunnel also took on water and was closed. Six bus garages were disabled by high water.

We are assessing the extent of the damage and beginning the process of recovery. Our employees have shown remarkable dedication over the past few days, and I thank them on behalf of every New Yorker. In 108 years, our employees have never faced a challenge like the one that confronts us now.

All of us at the MTA are committed to restoring the system as quickly as we can to help bring New York back to normal.”

http://www.businessinsider.com/hurricane-sandy-mta-subway-2012-10

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81 responses to “NYC subways worst disaster in 108 years, Seven subway tunnels under the East River flooded, Damage throughout the entire system, Salt water affects wiring

  1. http://www.blackfive.net/main/2012/10/former-delta-operator-on-the-panetta-doctrine-or-also-known-as-the-dumbest-shit-i-ever-heard.html#comments

    Former Delta Operator on “The Panetta Doctrine” or also known as “The Dumbest Shit I Ever Heard!”Posted By Blackfive • [October 29, 2012]

    Got an email from the retired former Delta operator in the Benghazi post. And yes, he mis-spells the SecDef’s name on purpose.

    This is about doctrine, specifically the Obama Administration’s doctrine, and how it doesn’t work in the real world:

    Leon Penetta is Either a Dumbass or a Liar

    The Secretary of Defense, in his most determined way, continues to try to protect the President from the fiasco in Benghazi. So desperate to shield the President he announced what will be forever remembered as the Penetta Doctrine:

    “(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place,” Panetta told Pentagon reporters. “And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.”

    Of course, in the circles that I ran with, it will be forever labeled “The Dumbest Shit I Ever Heard Doctrine”….

    …And this is why “The Dumbest Shit I Ever Heard Doctrine” is so ridiculous.

    The best “real-time information” possible is eyes on the objective.
    Even better is people on the objective with eyes on the enemy.
    Even better than that is people on the objective that are highly trained with years of special ops experience in direct communications.

    My God people, this was a perfect intelligence situation to execute a forced entry relief operation!…

  2. Washington Times Ad: Michelle Obama Offered Charity For Look At Obama’s Birth Records

    Lord Monckton offers Michelle Obama $64,000 for charity if her husband
    and the State of Hawaii will allow Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s experts to verify his sealed birth records

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2012/10/washington-times-ad-michelle-obama.html

  3. Hurricane Sandy manipulated by government weather technology, meteorologist says

    As people flee and the east coast braces for the storm, undercurrents about Hurricane Sandy’s course and her origins abound.

    Weather control or geoengineering may sound like strange science, but it’s all very real. Scott Stevens, an award-winning meteorologist, says it’s being used to manipulate Hurricane Sandy. He also said every square mile in the Northern Hemisphere has its weather managed by geoengineering.

    Geoengineering is being used to create atmospheric conditions that will steer the hurricane toward New Jersey and lock it into place over the east coast, Stevens told Jones during Sunday’s broadcast.

    FULL STORY

    http://www.examiner.com/article/hurricane-sandy-manipulated-by-government-weather-technology-meteorologist-says
    [snip]

  4. seaque,
    Still can’t access her site, can’t help but believe the usurper has something to do with this. Her first amendment rights are being violated.

  5. Mr. Obama is learning the adamantine lesson that grandiosity, altruism, and rhetoric can carry a demi-god only so far…
    October 30, 2012
    The Fall of the House of Soetero
    Glenn Fairman

    http://giveusliberty1776.blogspot.com/2012/10/mr-obama-is-learning-adamantine-lesson.html

  6. Zach……………….
    I tend to think that the person who was really the one who gave the order for Ham to standdown was Pan-head,but with instruction from Soetoro. The buck stops with Soetoro. There is pending impeachment action in the Congress,and I sincerely hope that this moves it forward on a fast track. Pan-head is one of the most unfit morons leading this country.

  7. Obama has been running guns to Islamic Jihadists and the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, using Ambassador Christopher Stevens and Turkey as middle men in the nefarious enterprise. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com … [Read More…]

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/obama-arming-islamic-jihadists/

  8. Supreme Court To Decide If President Can Watch Americans’ Every Move

    By Bill Olson and Herb Titus

    On October 29, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Clapper v. Amnesty International. The Court will then decide whether Americans have standing to challenge a federal statute that permits the government to intercept their … [Read More…]

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/supreme-court-to-decide-if-president-can-watch-americans-every-move/

  9. Don Wilkie:

    “Just When Was Obama Born?”

    “… It now appears that Mary Toutonghi, Ann Dunham’s sometime babysitter in Seattle, was also “managed.”

    Mary and her husband were the managers of the Villa Ria apartments located in the Capitol Hill section of Seattle. The apartments were carved out of a large old house. All of the tenants shared a common kitchen. Ann and baby had an apartment on the first floor.

    If we assume that Mary’s statement is correct, that Obama was seven months old in August/September of 1961, then many things begin to make sense. First-time mother and 18-year-old Ann Dunham did not improbably take her three-week-old infant from Hawaii to Seattle so she could enroll in school; she waited until he was seven months old and more easily cared for. Obama was not born in August of 1961; he was born in February 1961. Mary’s daughter was not 18 months old when Mary babysat; she was 18 months older than Obama. Remember too that Maraniss, Scott, Jacobs and Remnick all are totally — and inexplicably — silent on Ann’s whereabouts from February to August 1961.’

    Is Mary’s statement the “smoking gun”? Did she innocently reveal a truth the Obama camp has been fighting hard to keep covered up? She has never once mentioned seeing a newborn. …”

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/10/just_when_was_obama_born.html

  10. Perhaps I need to add a little clarification to my foregoing comment. What I meant to say is that I hope that the Soetoro impeachment is moved forward on a fast track,and Pan head is a person who should be removed from the position he holds. I don’t think he understands what the military is for. Just another LIBERAL JERK.

  11. Leaked Emails Prove Obama Admin Drove Cash To Failed Green Company

    By Kris Zane

    The Obama Administration has repeatedly stated that politics were not involved in who got the billions in government “Green” energy loans. Unearthed emails prove otherwise. … [Read More…]

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/leaked-emails-prove-obama-admin-drove-cash-to-failed-green-company/

  12. It Was Treason – Arrest Obama

    By Craig Andresen on October 27, 2012

    Last Thursday, I wrote an article titled, “Obama & Libya – A Case Study in Treason” and in that article I stated, “When a president fails to lift a finger to protect Americans, at home or abroad, in the face of overwhelming intelligence and evidence, by ignoring obvious warning signs and the advice of those entrusted to offer such protection…”

    “It is treason.”

    I meant every word and yes, I am well aware of the weight of the word, “treason.”

    I do not nor have I ever used it lightly. I see that word bandied about on social media and while I understand full well the passion of those who use it, I rarely, if ever, believe that the issues to which it is applied, truly rise to that level.

    This situation, in Libya, I am convinced…Does.

    http://beforeitsnews.com/obama/2012/10/it-was-treason-arrest-obama-2445308.html

  13. ‘Sandy Stole the Election’: Left, Media Prepare to Delegitimize Romney Victory
    In 2000, it was hanging chads and the Supreme Court. In 2004, it was electronic voting machines. Now, the left and the mainstream media are busily spinning another narrative to get them through the years ahead in the event that Mitt Romney unseats President Barack Obama next week: Superstorm Sandy stole the election.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/10/30/Sandy-Stole-The-Election-Left-Media-Prepare-to-Delegitimize-Romney-Victory

  14. Good Morning All; I hope you are all safe from this crazy storm…From American Thinker and the parents of a Navy Seal…
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/10/in_their_own_words_obamas_effect_on_military_families.html

  15. A number of years back I remember reading that the main electrical bus in the tunnels under the East river and elsewhere in the subway system were going to be replaced with a buss made of copper-nickel alloy which is resistant to corrosion from salt water. If they actually done this then it is conceiveable that only the lighting wiring might have been damaged by the flooding. Probably all motorman’s signals along the right of way may need repair though. When I lived in Brooklyn there was an employee of the New York Port Authority who lived in our building. He used to tell us a lot about what went on with the subways. He had something to do with the maintenance,but I cannot remember exactly what it was. I was thinking that he worked in the car shops for awhile. In Brooklyn during the summer when everybody has their apartment windows open all you could hear was the air release of the brakes,and the moan of the drive gears of the trains, as they accelerated. All night long it was PSSSSSHHHHHHH, followed closely by UUUUUMMMMMMMMMMM. Some people in Brooklyn used to say that they can’t sleep when they can’t hear the subway trains stop and start.

  16. With everything we knew about Obama and his past is anyone “here” surprised at his reations to Benghazi and the poor, delinquent conditions Ambassador Stevens was forced to deal with….Go back to the Tony Rezko/Frawley, Companion Security deal where these now felons had a $50 million dollar contract to bring 150 UN-vetted Iraqi’s to a military base in Savannah Illinois to train to use AK-47’s and other assault weapons…Giving Syrian born and a self admitted mental patient a contract to bring Iraqis to his home state to train Iraqi’s???
    Was there ever a thought or concern for the citizens of Illinois and their safety??? A small child could tell you that this was a bad decision…This man is now in charge of our precious military…

  17. I don’t mean to sound disrespectful, and I fully understand the heartbreak that Sandy has brought the East Coast deserves full coverage in the media, but…….

    there are other things going on in the world, but all of our main stream media seems to be one track organizations.

    Last week it was Benghazzie they were dodging and fearful of covering (except for FOX)….

    This week it’s Sandy that’s getting all the attention, although Benghazzi is still very much in play, but now, all but forgotten..

    Next week, it will be the elections and everything else will be in the trash cans of history..

    Is this the way the game is suppose to be played?

  18. Mitt Romney just requested “can goods and donations to storm victims in exchange for their tickets to his rally”….Barack Obama has asked Chicagoens to board busses for two days and do a door to door campaigning in Wisconsin in exchange for a ticket to his election night pity party at McCormick Place….enough said.

  19. Hope there are no further losses !

  20. More on Gen Ham…this story indicates he is back in the States and leaving the Army entirely. That insinuates that while in uniform, it would be inappropriate for him to criticize the CIC, but as a civilian, he could go to congress and tell his story.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/30/former-pacific-fleet-chief-we-need-full-disclosure-on-benghazi-now/

  21. RMinNC @ 11;46
    No, this SHOULDN’T be the way the game is played! Although I had my own dealing with Sandy, I came out on the other side OK, thank the Lord. Maybe there really Is something to this weather manipulation, (only half kidding). It certianly got Benghazi off the front burner. I’m sure Obama is thanking Allah right about now, but his day will come. If the order came from the top… then it was murder.

  22. White House Trick or Tweet this year……
    Rumor has it that Obama will be handing out suckers this year, over 3 million.
    Mr. Obama you have been a bad boy and we don’t like you anymore!
    See what happens to bad people???

  23. SueQ…….Glad to hear you came out of Sandy OK ….you might be on to something with that weather manipulation thing.

    Romney is out giving first hand relief today to the victims of Sandy….

    Obama is sitting in the White House probably playing video games and thinking about his next lies.

    What a sorry as*ed pResident we have had for the past four years.

    Hurry November 6.

  24. CitizenWells and my fellow readers:

    While I hate to direct you to another website, THIS IS A MUST READ. Your going to love this interview. Truly we now live in 1984.

    http://www.lightlybraisedturnip.com/abcs-sherwood-talks-benghazi/

    No more imaging that the media is covering up. No more questioning if they aren’t trying to influence elections and politics and not report. No longer thinking that they don’t idolize NAZI’s like Goebbels. Just read.

    Pete

  25. Pete…….After reading that interview with that turnip Sherwood, it’s no longer a mystery why ABC is at the bottom of the garbage heap with news….

    That dingbat is a disgrace to all humanity, but he seems to fit in nicely at the top of ABC……

    I hope everyone stops watching that network and they go belly up.

  26. Pete and RMinNC,
    The Sherwood interview really pins down what we all feel about the LSM, but this time it is directly from the horse’s mouth. I have felt for some time that there is a certain air of arrogance that makes them think that they have to guide the “unwashed masses.” Their power has gone to their heads, and our country has to pay the price.

  27. hapnHal | October 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
    White House Trick or Tweet this year……
    ***************************
    Thanks for sharing! You are quite the producer!
    **************************
    SueQ,
    So glad to hear that you are able to be back on-line and came through Sandy!! What a terrible storm…….I just spoke with a friend in western Ohio, and they have had snow as a result of Sandy’s outreach. It seems to be continuing westward. I feel so sorry for those many who lost their homes in that devastating fire that destroyed 80 homes in Queens. May God help them and others who have lost loved ones and property.

  28. I posted this link back in early July from Fellowship of the Minds. It is bittersweet as I lost my beloved on August 4th, 2012. It made me cry… but it also made me laugh… life goes on…
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/a-message-for-your-loved-ones/
    A Message For Your Loved Ones

    I woke this morning and found this lovely message to me from my wonderful wife Lady Wendy:
    “One day a man’s wife died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the husband was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn’t “anymore”.
    No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more “just one minute.”
    Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, say “I love you.”
    So while we have it, it’s best we love it, care for it, fix it when it’s broken and heal it when it’s sick.
    This is true for marriage…..And old cars… And children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents.
    We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.
    Some things we keep — like a best friend who moved away or a sister-in-law after divorce. There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.
    Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends know you love them?
    Important thing is to let every one of your friends know you love them, even if you think they don’t love you back.
    And just in case I’m gone tomorrow………………………………

    Please vote against Obama…TWICE!

    H/T to my Lovely Wendy
    ~Terry

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I know… Christians don’t cheat. Oh well.
    And btw, I know my sweetheart loved me.

  29. Cabby,
    Thank you for caring. I think SueK and I weathered OK. I lost power for about 16 hours, and Sue lost her gutter. I hope Observer is OK and checks in soon, as well as others on the east coast that post here.

    God bless you

  30. Gutter is back up; thank you rubber hammer and ladder :).

    Waiting for anyone else who was affected to check in.

    Good riddance, Sandy! If you were human, you’d be ValJar…..

    One week to go, everyone, hang on tight and pray!

  31. Listening to Obama live right now….he can’t stop using this time to campaign and using the free press…

  32. The first of O’bum’s “three very clear directives” — that is, “make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to”?

    Then, why was Gen Ham fired for what he did – “doing whatever we need to”?

    Traitor, you can’t have it both ways! – “Stand down” or “doing whatever we need to”?

    No more bulls***, lies and coverups. We are more than MAD as hell!

  33. CABBYAZ……..

    I mean no disrespect to the woman’s view, but I sure hope that idiotic fuzzy headed woman from Florida is voted out of her job in November.

    She has to be almost brain-dead when it comes to putting up a believable point of view. .I think she has been smoking too much of whatever Obama smokes…….

    God,….surely that state can do better.

  34. RMinNC…are you referring to DWS? If so, she is/was the spin master for the DEMs…She has been caught in so many lies, its no wonder she has been MIA lately.

  35. HonorFirst……YES…sorry

    Yes Debbie Wasserman Shultz….the potato head from Fla…….I almost puke every time I head her try to explain something.

  36. This is it.
    Only 7 days until America’s fate is decided.
    Let’s discover the power of WE the People.
    Let’s use every tool we can for a Romney victory,
    A little help from a higher power might make a difference.
    Prayer is powerful. Burn a candle for a Romney victory 24/10
    Place an empty chair on the front lawn for an Obama defeat.
    Don’t forget to keep visualizing a Romney presidency.

  37. Taken from GiveMeLiberty.com today.

    Former Commander of the Pacific Fleet, Admiral James Lyons is pushing for answer in the Benghazi Massacre scandal. Here is what Adm Jones had to say/along with comments from the weekly standard by Bill Krystol.

    Retired Admiral James Lyons notes various sources claiming:
    ”One of Stevens’ main missions in Libya was to facilitate the transfer of much of Gadhafi’s military equipment, including the deadly SA-7 — portable SAMs — to Islamists and other al-QAEDA-affiliated groups fighting the Assad Regime in Syria.”

    Barack Obama has long had a cozy relationship with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and their alliance with Islamists in Syria battling Bashir Assad has been criticized before.

    If Ambassador Stevens was facilitating weapons transfers from Libya to Syrian Islamist forces aligned with al-Qaeda, via his Turkish alliance, then we are at a troubling, perhaps catastrophic point in this republic’s history.
    We have been at war with the Islamist hydra of al-Qaeda for more than a decade, and now sources are accusing a sitting president of arming this enemy.

    18 USC § 2381 provides us with a legal threshold for treason:
    “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”

    Providing munitions to al-QAEDA-aligned Islamist forces would meet the standar of 18 USC, ss2381..
    The Obama administration has this most damaging charge of all to which it must answer, and can be offered no quarter.

    ******************************************************************************************
    If it is proven that part of Ambassador Stevens job was to transfer weapons to al-Qaeda on the orders of Obama….that indeed is treason as outlined in USC 18 section 2381…there is no other explaination for providing armis and munitions to an enemy whom our armed forces are currently engaging in mortal combat on the field of battle.

    We can’t cherry pick what al-Qaeda groups we will fight, and what al-Queda groups we will support. The enemy in the same regardless of what country they are in. the black flag is the same, regardless of who is carrying it.

    THE TRUTH MUST COME OUT ON THIS BEFORE OTHER AMERICANS ARE PLACED ON THE ALTER, OR ASK TO FALL ON OBAMA’S SWORD.

    We must not lose sight of this because of the election next week. Those responsible must , i repreat MUST, be held accountable. Treason cannot be tolerated, regardless of who the individual happens to be….least of all from the president of the United States.

  38. RMinNC | October 30, 2012 at 5:37 pm | I referred to Adm Lyons story above… I also gave a link where he referenced the arms trading. See my 1:14 and 1:27 posts for that interesting reporting from radicalislam.org

  39. On the blaze programming today, one of the guests stated that Gen Ham is still in Stuttgardt…so I don’t know what to believe about the story of him leaving the army. One thing for sure, lots of rumors and speculating flying.

  40. Obama on Hurricane: ‘We Leave Nobody Behind’
    (except when they are in Benghazi) Pathetic!

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/10/30/Obama-Leave-No-One-Behind-Sandy

  41. Joel Gilbert (“Dreams from My Real Father” – impact) is scheduled to be interviewed by Jeff Rense at 9 pm – central tonight.

    To listen:

    Paste this URL into your Windows Media Player (or other player):

    http://216.240.139.89:3321

  42. HF,
    The author of the article you cited @ 1:27, Clare Lopez, I heard interviewed recently on Trunews. And on last nights audio of Trunews, Rick Wiles said that Gen. Ham had been fired from his position for threatening to defy orders to “stand down”. I believe he was referring to a Washington Times article.

    Anyway, I am personally very interested in the plight of Sean Smith. My son-in-law knew him through an online game he played daily. They are both computer techs. On Sept. 10, he (Sean) wrote that there were men taking pictures of the compound and he thought it was strange. Then on Sept. 11, he wrote “Oh F**K! GUNFIRE!” That was the last he was heard from. You can imagine how my son-in-law took this.

    All of the family and friends of the ambassador and the other 3 have every right to know exactly what happened! Every US citizen has a right to know what happened! WHO gave the order to stand down??????????

    WHO, MR. PRESIDENT? WHO?

  43. Thanks Zach.

  44. http://video.foxnews.com/v/1934991582001/

    Search for justice for victims of Benghazi terror attack

  45. You’re welcome CW. Off to watch Hannity. I don’t want Benghazi to be forgotten.

  46. PRESS RELEASE
    Oct. 25, 2012, 2:09 p.m. EDT
    Major Banks, Governmental Officials and Their Comrade Capitalists Targets of Spire Law Group, LLP’s Racketeering and Money Laundering Lawsuit Seeking Return of $43 Trillion to the United States Treasury

    Full story

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/major-banks-governmental-officials-and-their-comrade-capitalists-targets-of-spire-law-group-llps-racketeering-and-money-laundering-lawsuit-seeking-return-of-43-trillion-to-the-united-states-treasury-2012-10-25

  47. Seaque,
    Good article but does anyone really believe that this case has even the slightest chance of getting anywhere in the U.S. justice system?

    For one thing the Spire Law Group, LLP, is targeting an extremely large number of defendants – high government officials as well as the largest banks in the country. The amount is staggering – 43 TRILLION, and the claimants are in the form of a class action.

    All sorts of suits can be brought, but that does not have one iota of meaning that they will succeed. This suit involves too many people in high government offices, including the DOJ. I’m not wasting my time in following this one. The court may let this case proceed, but it will get nipped in the bud at some point, because it is too broad. Just mho.

  48. Watched Juan Williams on Hannity tonight, and have come to the conclusion, Juan Williams is an obot, and an apologist for Obama.

    What an embarrassment! These people refuse to see the truth when it is put right in their face.

  49. Tuesday, September 11 2012
    All Times ET

    8:45 am: The President and the First Lady observe a moment of silence to mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks …South Lawn WH
    Pooled Press

    9:10 am ; The President and the First Lady depart from the White House to the Pentagon Memorial
    Press Information

    9:30 am: The President and the First Lady attend September 11th Observance Ceremony….The Pentagon Memorial
    Press Information

    11:30 am: The President and the First Lady return to the White House
    Press Information

    1:55 pm
    The President arrives Bethesda, Maryland
    Press Information

    2:15 pm: The President visits the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center…Bethesda, Maryland
    Closed Press

    4:40 pm: The President departs Bethesda, Maryland en route the White House

    4:50 pm: The President arrives at the White House…South Lawn
    Open Press

    5:00 pm: The President and the Vice President meet with Secretary of Defense…Oval Office
    Closed Press

    Please note the last entry. Meeting with Secretary of Defense Panetta, VP Biden in the Oval office. I wonder if Valerie Jarrett was also in that meeting?

    There is no doubt in my mind what that meeting was about. 5pm in Washington equates to about the time of the attack in Benghazi….

    .If Obama tells us he had no real time information of the attack that killed 4 Americans, then he is a bold faced lier.That is exactly what Panetta is there for. The president’s schedule above came directly from the White House site.

  50. Juan Williams is a stup,need to get him off Fox,Jeraldo is another stup,can’t believe he thinks he knows so much,discussting

  51. Someone said they think Treason has been committed,in the Bengaghzi,coverup,deceit,lies,to American people,and the world.,what leaders?? Huh? Leaders of what?,May God help us

  52. How about some telephone support?
    Obama Fail: Tells People Without Power to Go to Internet for Help
    Ummmm..

    http://www.reagancoalition.com/articles/2012/20121030009-power-fail.html

  53. Greta did have quite a long segment on Benghazi tonight. She had Senator Graham and John Bolton. The questions were very specific about the security, the timing and the rumors about the gun sales. I know that I have issues with her stance on some things but she was good tonight. We must get answers.

    We were very fortunate during the storm. We are blessed to know that all of our family and friends from Virginia to Long Island weathered the hurricane safely. Thank you for your prayers.

  54. hrmfc,
    Great to hear from you and that you all survived Sandy! I listened to most of the two-hour special by Greta and was most intrigued by Bing West, who was Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs in the Reagan administration.

    He put it in very simple terms as far as the statement which Obama has made to the effect that he allegedly told the military to do whatever was necessary. West said that whatever directive – regardless of how informally put – would have been written into an order as from the President. That order would be in writing and it could be made available if requested.

    Now here comes Panetta saying just a few days ago that he and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Dempsey, and General Ham all agreed that no action could be taken because they didn’t know what they were getting into (put into my words).

    If the President is telling the truth, then Panetta as SOD is in direct violation of a presidential command. Weird!! West said that Clinton as SOS would not be under the chain of military command.

    Any bets as to who is lying? We already know from previous experience that we have the Liar-in-Chief right there in the W.H.

  55. RMINNC…………………
    I can’t help wondering if the attack on the Benghazzi Consulate was actually carried out by Israeli agents, who knew that the left over Gadaffi military weaponry was being transferred to the Islamist radicals,and would ultimately be used against Israel as well. This could have been planned for some time, and it would look like jihadist terrorists were responsible. The weaponry used in the attack which allegedly included mortars, were used with a great deal of accuracy. This reflects a lot of training. Israel would have had a lot to gain from such an attack. They have been known to do such attacks,and even kill US citizens in the process. Particularly if they believed that the Gadaffi weapons were being transferred to Islamists via the ambassador. Israeli Commandos would have had orders to kill all at the consulate.

  56. OldSailor, I’m not RMinNC, but couldn’t help but read your post as always!
    Anything is certainly possible, that’s for sure, in this mixed up world. If your scenario were true, then that would be highly classified information it seems.

    I know one thing. We Americans and Soetoro have entirely different world views. We think of America as being the greatest country in the world because of our stand for freedom and our military might to protect that freedom. We have liberated many nations in the past who otherwise would today be speaking German or Japanese. We consider our nation as being a beacon for all freedom-loving people, some of whom nearly die to reach our shores.

    Soetoro, on the other hand, has much the opposite view of America. He considers us as arrogant, dictatorial, and militarily aggressive. Therefore, naturally he “governs” the way he believes, and his beliefs have gotten us into a peck of trouble. It is hard telling how much damage he has done that has not yet come to light. We are going to pay a dear price, I believe, for the mischief he has accomplished.

  57. “BEYOND IMPEACHMENT: OBAMA
    TREASONOUS OVER BENGHAZI”

    By Roger L. Simon
    October 29, 2012 – 12:01 am
    “Is it reason when you put your own reelection above the good of your country and the lives of its citizens? If so, Barack Obama committed treason in leaving the four Americans to die in Benghazi.

    Our Constitution defines it this way: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”

    Aid and comfort to the enemy — what is that?

    When you ascribe an action to the protest of a video when it is actuality a planned terror attack by Ansar al-Shariah, an established offshoot of al-Qaeda (if that’s not your “enemy,” then who) — and you knew that all along, you watched it live without doing anything, and then you told those who wanted to help to “stand down”? Meanwhile, our government may have been conspiring to arm another offshoot of al-Qaeda in Syria.

    How much more treasonous can you get? Benedict Arnold was a piker.

    Indeed, the discussion of Benghazi has just begun. And don’t be surprised if the conversation escalates from impeachment to treason very quickly. In fact, if Obama wins reelection you can bet on it. The cries of treason will be unstoppable. Not even if the mainstream media will be able to deny them.

    As Pat Caddell noted, those same media lapdogs have muzzled themselves in an unprecedented manner in this matter, but our Canadian friends at least have some semblance of honor left, writing:

    It is undoubtedly worse than Obama simply turned his back on cornered American citizens in a foreign land, knowing undoubtedly they would die. But that Barack did so without any compelling reason—except political—is beyond evil. Only a moral monster would have made that decision when it was within his powers to possibly save them with almost no effort of his own.

    Moral monster? Those are extreme words but they fit an extreme situation and are appropriate to the use of the t-word. But it’s worse. Many now are trying to figure out the motivation for this behavior — beyond the obvious electoral whoring mentioned above, the need to be seen in a certain manner at a certain moment to be sure the Ohio vote doesn’t fall the wrong way.

    But is there more than that? Is the treason yet greater? Were Obama and others covering up more than their ineptitude? Just what was Ambassador Stevens doing in Benghazi that day? Why had he left the Libyan capital to meet with the Turkish ambassador on the anniversary of September 11?

    Rumors abound. According to Admiral Lyons writing in the Washington Times,

    …one of Stevens’ main missions in Libya was to facilitate the transfer of much of Gadhafi’s military equipment, including the deadly SA-7 – portable SAMs – to Islamists and other al Qaeda-affiliated groups fighting the Assad Regime in Syria. In an excellent article, Aaron Klein states that Stevens routinely used our Benghazi consulate (mission) to coordinate the Turkish, Saudi Arabian and Qatari governments’ support for insurgencies throughout the Middle East. Further, according to Egyptian security sources, Stevens played a “central role in recruiting Islamic jihadists to fight the Assad Regime in Syria.”

    Continue Reading The Entire Here:

    http://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2012/10/29/beyond-impeachment-benghazi/?singlepage=true

  58. “BEYOND IMPEACHMENT: OBAMA
    TREASONOUS OVER BENGHAZI”

    By Roger L. Simon
    October 29, 2012 – 12:01 am

    “Is it treason when you put your own reelection above the good of your country and the lives of its citizens? If so, Barack Obama committed treason in leaving the four Americans to die in Benghazi.

    Our Constitution defines it this way: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”

    Aid and comfort to the enemy — what is that?

    When you ascribe an action to the protest of a video when it is actuality a planned terror attack by Ansar al-Shariah, an established offshoot of al-Qaeda (if that’s not your “enemy,” then who) — and you knew that all along, you watched it live without doing anything, and then you told those who wanted to help to “stand down”? Meanwhile, our government may have been conspiring to arm another offshoot of al-Qaeda in Syria.

    How much more treasonous can you get? Benedict Arnold was a piker.

    Indeed, the discussion of Benghazi has just begun. And don’t be surprised if the conversation escalates from impeachment to treason very quickly. In fact, if Obama wins reelection you can bet on it. The cries of treason will be unstoppable. Not even if the mainstream media will be able to deny them.

    As Pat Caddell noted, those same media lapdogs have muzzled themselves in an unprecedented manner in this matter, but our Canadian friends at least have some semblance of honor left, writing:

    It is undoubtedly worse than Obama simply turned his back on cornered American citizens in a foreign land, knowing undoubtedly they would die. But that Barack did so without any compelling reason—except political—is beyond evil. Only a moral monster would have made that decision when it was within his powers to possibly save them with almost no effort of his own.

    Moral monster? Those are extreme words but they fit an extreme situation and are appropriate to the use of the t-word. But it’s worse. Many now are trying to figure out the motivation for this behavior — beyond the obvious electoral whoring mentioned above, the need to be seen in a certain manner at a certain moment to be sure the Ohio vote doesn’t fall the wrong way.”

    Continue Reading The Entire Article Here:

    http://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2012/10/29/beyond-impeachment-benghazi/?singlepage=true

  59. “LEADING FROM BEHIND: DAZED & CONFUSED BARACK DRAGGING USA INTO SWIRL OF CHAOS”

    “BENGHAZI, LIBYA — BIOPSY FROM A
    MALIGNANT, FAILED pRESIDENCY”

    By Kelly OConnell
    Tuesday, October 30, 2012

    “Whatever happened to Barack the world’s smartest leader and incomparable statesman? Those days are gone forever. Instead, it would be impossible to catalog the staggering list of ill-advised, mistaken, foolish, naive and utterly inane decisions by Obama and his administration. So, instead—let us use a single Obama catastrophe, the events of Libya—to critique and symbolize his failed tenure. This is reasonable because every bad Barack habit and evil instinct is represented in this new American disaster.

    In the November 2012 presidential election, America is given an opportunity almost no other country suffering under tyranny is offered—the chance to wake-up and toss out a despot before he fatally damages our noble Republic. Let us pray Americans will cast aside sentimentality and act as true patriots and save America from a crafty and utterly immoral, power-mad demagogue. For if Libya is not a wake up call for the average American, we may not be able to stop the implosion. But we must believe we can halt the rot if we act now.

    I. Benghazi

    It is obvious now that a tremendous and sadly avoidable tragedy struck Americans in Benghazi, Libya on the anniversary of 9/11. Has such a deadly lack of leadership ever emanated from the White House? Further, what impact will such brutal official indifference make upon the American psyche if this event is not harshly sanctioned at the voting booth?

    A. Benghazi 9/11 Overview:”

    Continue Reading Here:

    http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50633

  60. A Crazy Old Coot

    Starla | October 31, 2012 at 10:36 am |
    Benedict Arnold was a piker.

    But, Arnold was actually British, so it wasn’t treason but espionage. He was still the enemy though. obama is the enemy within!

  61. A Crazy Old Coot | October 31, 2012 at 11:45

    You can be committing treason against a nation by giving aid and comfort to the enemy of the country you are living in.

  62. Re: A Crazy Old Coot | October 31, 2012 at 11:45 am |
    Benedict Arnold was a piker.

    But, Arnold was actually British, so it wasn’t treason but espionage. He was still the enemy though. obama is the enemy within!
    Re: Starla | October 31, 2012 at 7:42 pm |

    A Crazy Old Coot | October 31, 2012 at 11:45

    You can be committing treason against a nation by giving aid and comfort to the enemy of the country you are living in. Here is an example of what I am explaining to you:

    Please read paragraphs 8 & 9 regarding “Treason” from the online legal dictionary below:

    http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/treason

    See paragraphs 8 & 9:

    Excerpt:

    “Because treason involves the betrayal of allegiance to the United States, a person need not be a U.S. citizen to commit treason under the Constitution. Persons who owe temporary allegiance to the United States can commit treason. Aliens who are domiciliaries of the United States, for example, can commit traitorous acts during the period of their domicile. A subversive act does not need to occur on U.S. soil to be punishable as treason. For example, Mildred Gillars, a U.S. citizen who became known as Axis Sally, was convicted of treason for broadcasting demoralizing propaganda to Allied forces in Europe from a Nazi radio station in Germany during World War II.

    Treason is punishable by death. If a death sentence is not imposed, defendants face a minimum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine (18 U.S.C.A. § 2381). A person who is convicted of treason may not hold federal office at any time thereafter.”

  63. Info about Benedict Arnold:

    Benedict Arnold – From: USHistory.org

    “Benedict Arnold was born on January 14, 1741 in Norwich, Connecticut. …. He did not want to leave unless he was triumphant. …. The couple lived well beyond their means, and as a result, Arnold entered into some shady … however, new research…”

    http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/arnold.html

    * * * *

    Benedict Arnold: http://www.history.com/topics/benedict-arnold

    * * * *

    “Why Benedict Arnold Did It”

    Willard Sterne Randall
    September/October 1990 | Volume 41, Issue 6

    “To the end of his life America’s most infamous traitor believed he was the hero of the Revolution.”

    “Shortly after noon on Thursday, April 20, 1775, a weary postrider swung out of the saddle at Hunt’s Tavern in New Haven, Connecticut, with an urgent message from the Massachusetts Committee of Correspondence. At dawn the day before, British light infantry had killed six militiamen on Lexington Green. Anxious New Haven citizens crowded into an emergency town meeting and voted to maintain a policy of neutrality despite Massachusetts’ plea for troops and supplies.

    Nevertheless, Benedict Arnold, the thirty-four-year-old captain of New Haven’s elite 2d Company of Governor’s Footguards and head of the town’s Son’s of Liberty, mustered his men and prepared to march on Boston. First, though, he led his company of militia, several of them Yale undergraduates, to Hunt’s Tavern, where the community’s selectmen were deliberating, and demanded keys to the town’s powder magazine. David Wooster, a colonel in the militia and also New Haven’s justice of the peace, refused. Arnold, he said, would have to wait for regular orders from the colonial legislature in Hartford. “Regular orders be damned!” Arnold retorted; a war had begun. Again Wooster refused, but Arnold’s band of radicals threatened to tear down the doors to the powder magazine. “None but Almighty God shall prevent my marching,” shouted Arnold. Wooster handed him the keys.

    Benedict Arnold’s confrontation with the New Haven authorities and his quick march to Boston were typical of a stormy military career that culminated in the most celebrated betrayal in American history. In the seven clamorous years between 1775 and 1782, Arnold may well have won a greater number of important battles than any other officer on either side. He rose to be the third-highest-ranking American general before deserting to the British. Many historians have believed Arnold turned traitor simply for money, but like the man himself, the motives were complex.

    A Restless Apprentice

    The man whose name is the very eponym for treason was born in Norwich, Connecticut, on January 14, 1741, a fifth-generation New Englander whose great-grandfather, also named Benedict Arnold, had been the first governor of Rhode Island. He lived with his pious Puritan mother and his devoted sister in a big gambrel-roofed white frame house on the outskirts of town. […]”

    Continue Reading Here:

    http://www.americanheritage.com/content/why-benedict-arnold-did-it

  64. A Crazy Old Coot

    I believe that Benedict Arnold was more along the lines of a spy that did not owe allegiance to America. However it doesn’t really matter. obama is still a traitor and should recieve the appropriate punishment.

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