CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson computer tampered with, Investigating Fast and Furious gun smuggling, Justice Department White House staffs yelled and cursed at Attkisson

CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson computer tampered with, Investigating Fast and Furious gun smuggling, Justice Department White House staffs yelled and cursed at Attkisson

“At a lengthy hearing on ATF’s controversial gunwalking operation today, a key ATF manager told Congress he discussed the case with a White House National Security staffer as early as September 2010.”…CBS News July 26, 2011

“Why did Justice Department and White House staff yell and curse at CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson over questions about Fast and Furious?”…Citizen Wells

“”You’re a traitor!” yelled the boy. “You’re a thought criminal!””…George Orwell, “1984”

From GOPUSA June 14, 2013.
“CBS confirms Benhazi reporter’s computer tampered with”

“Private investigators found that CBS News Washington reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was tampered with multiple times late last year, the network said Friday.

CBS said an intruder, working remotely using Attkisson’s accounts, executed commands involving the search and filtering of data. The network said it is taking further steps to identify the intruder and how that person gained access to her computer.

CBS hired a cybersecurity firm to conduct the analysis. Attkisson, an investigative reporter who has worked at CBS since 1995, said three weeks ago that she thought someone had tampered with her computers.

In an interview with Philadelphia’s WPHT radio on May 21, Attkisson said “there could be some relationship” between what has happened to her and to James Rosen, the chief Washington correspondent for Fox News Channel. In what appeared to be a leak investigation, law enforcement officials obtained a search warrant to obtain some of Rosen’s private emails and tracked his comings and goings from the State Department.

Attkisson said she had been having problems with a computer in her house since at least February 2011. At that time, she said, she was investigating the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ “Fast and Furious” gun-smuggling sting operation and stimulus spending on clean-energy projects. Attkisson won an Emmy award for her “Fast and Furious” investigation.”

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    On Thursday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said one reason illegal immigrants must be legalized as soon as possible is so they can help fund border security measures by paying taxes and fines.
    Is Rubio so dumb that he thinks illegals will pay taxes? They may have taxes withheld, BUT many, if not most, will have more than enough refundable tax credits, like child and earnings credits, so that the government will end up paying them large refunds.

    Rubio is doing a good job of betraying America. He is toast as far as any attempts to run for President. (not qualified anyway)

  2. CW… This kinda fits into this blog…..

    The Secret Service visited an outspoken Obama critic after reading his TWEETS..
    The Examiner reported:

    After you read this- you will wonder what country we are living in.

    Tom Francois is an outspoken critic of Barack Hussein Obama- and has a robust Twitter presence. He also likes to dabble with his “paint” program to create funny cartoons. He has never threatened the President in any way, manner or form.

    On April 11, 2013, he heard relentless pounding on his door shouts of “Police!” The officers introduced themselves as members of The Secret Service and asked if they could “take a look around.”

    Since Tom had nothing to hide (and he didn’t want any return visits) – he complied fully with their request. He even signed a consent to search his premises AND an “Authorization To Review Medical and Mental Health Records!”

    They asked Tom if he ever left his state or traveled to Washington, D.C.

    One Agent asked Tom if he has any intentions of “whacking” the President.” To which Tom replied- “Of course not. I wish him no harm. I disagree with his policies and actions and I make no bones about it. It’s my First Amendment Right and I intend to exercise it.”

    When I spoke to Tom he said, “Yes, I am EXTREMELY critical of Obama in my posts, but I never cross the line and threaten his being. EVER. It’s just the idea of Obama’s Secret Service intruding on my life when they knew I wasn’t really a threat.”

    The Secret Service had a thick FBI file- filled with screenshots of hundreds of posts. Said Tom, “I flat out told them ‘I have NEVER threatened Obama’s life! Yes, I despise him as you can plainly see, but I have that right!’ They actually ADMITTED and agreed with me that I hadn’t threatened Obama.”

    WELCOME CITIZEN TO THE U S S of A……your papers please.

  3. AMEN Cabby AMEN…

  4. I’ve always thought Rubio was wet behind the ears and a self promoter….fits right in with the political milieu of our day.

  5. Observer | June 14, 2013 at 5:26 pm |

    I’ve always thought Rubio was wet behind the ears and a self promoter….fits right in with the political milieu of our day.

    Agree Observer,

    My late husband said nearly the same thing as you about Rubio……but he expanded a bit.

  6. citizenwells

    I would perform a Citizen’s arrest on Obama if I could.
    Perhaps a determination from the NC Attorney General as to what power an average citizen has
    to thwart a usurper of the office of POTUS.

  7. Christianity Becoming New “Don’t Ask; Don’t Tell” in Military

    Never thought we would need a new Crusade made up of good Christian military within our own country to save our authentic institutions!

  8. Perhaps it’s unfair to say this (….”but I don’t think so…” in the words of Monk in the old TV series): It is one thing for a person like Rubio to value the freedom of America, having parents who fled Cuba, but that should not be equated with a love for the Constitution.

    Can’t we see why our Founding Fathers wanted to guard against foreign influence on the presidency? With parents who from all accounts did not get citizenship before he was born, he is not that far removed from foreign ways and he has not been adequately saturated with American principles.

    His rise in politics, I believe, has been misunderstood to be love of country, whereas it now appears that it is self-promotion. Folks not far removed from their foreign roots often follow ambitious paths that can go astray under certain circumstances. Unfortunate, but true.

  9. Pretty good summary of the tactics used in the ongoing corruption from the top:

    The Buck Never Reaches Obama
    David Limbaugh | Jun 14, 2013


    Why don’t they send a limo service to the border so they won’t have to run too fast to get here…SI SE PUEDE…VIVA OBAMA!


    Beck Update: Rep King Drops Bombshell; Sen Lee To Talk Claim SCOTUS Chief Justice Blackmailed

    Rep Steve King To Glenn Beck: Democrats Knew Our Communications And What Websites We Visited During 2012 Election; Senator Mike Lee Will Discuss Claim Chief Justice John Roberts Blackmailed Over Obamacare

  12. Citizenwells….

    I would like to accompany you on that mission, please.

  13. Philo-Publius

    Excerpt via Leftist Kyle Mantyla @ RWW: On his radio program this morning, Glenn Beck was interviewing Rep. Steve King and mentioned that, on Monday, Sen. Mike Lee will appear on the program to discuss the theory that Chief Justice John Roberts was “pressured” into ruling in favor of health care reform, possibly through the use of information gathered by the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program.

    Appears just to be speculation.


    O’Dini is going to Ireland Monday under the guise of the G-8 which will be a waste of time…from there , he , Muchellle, and family, I guess that includes all the aunts, uncles, grandma, and friends will be going on to Berlin for only God knows what just another boon doggle on the taxpayers dime..,

    Then 2 weeks after that, he and family are going on another vacation to Africa spending at least 100 million dollars more of the taxpayers money……

    That is all we have had from this jerk for the past 5 years…just one vacation after the other….

    I guess Valerie Jarrett will be very busy running the government all this time he will be out of the loop…..but thats nothing new, she has been running it ever since he took office.

    I am getting very tired of his high spending on vacations as if he were royality. It’s time the brakes were put on him.

    Heloooooooolo Glen Beck…where is all that information that will destroy the Democrats and Republicans and will put Obama out of business?…….Its been 48 hours and you said within 24 to 36 hours…..I guess you were just blowing off hot air as you usually do…

    You have now lost any creditibility you might had with me



    I hope and pray that this opinion is unfounded, but at this time, we can’t rule out anything. Bare in mind Obama is leaving the country on Sunday…will be in Ireland on Monday….. probably out of the USA for most of next week…

    What a perfect time for a disaster to happen.

  16. All these conspiracy theories are getting a bit ridiculous; all of them are peoples’ opinions and nothing more. No one has all the answers and very few know what’s really going on.

    Beck, like most of the ‘talkers’ is a blowhard and is bound and determined to cause panic. Things are bad enough without jumping all over the place with ‘what ifs.’

  17. The story of Robert’s adoption path has been written about by obscure investigators previously….that they went around Irish law which requires all adoptions to go through their agency. Mothers allegedly traveled to some SA country in order to have a private adoption via some “trafficker” for such adoptions??

    Since the mothers allegedly consented to such adoption one wonders if this info could be considered serious enough for blackmail unless a Chief Justice is supposed to be beyond any questions re: laws of other countries as well and could be used by the lefties to reduce the Court of another supposedly conservative Justice. But this wouldn’t bring down both parties or the other exaggerations that were hyped. Are emails considered to be “documents”??

  18. You know, if people just reacted normally to things like this more nut cases would be exposed publicly and maybe stop them from forcing their depraved ideas on the whole world through the power of their various offices:

    Virginia Dem Gov. Nominee Terry McAuliffe’s Book Talks About Yasser Arafat Rubbing His Leg Under The Table During Dinner, Kissing Him On The Lips…

    “There have been persistent rumors Arafat died of AIDS.”

    Passage from McAuliffe’s 2007 book What A Party:

    Hani invited Dorothy and me to join six other guests at the Prime Rib to meet Arafat and discuss issues. When Arafat arrived at the restaurant, Hani had him sit right next to me. We talked about what was happening in the Middle East and Arafat had all kinds of questions about U.S. politics and of course about Bill Clinton. The dinner soon became somehow comical for me. Arafat would get very animated when he spoke and every time he was making a point, he would lean over and rub my leg under the table. He’d be saying something to the whole table full of people and then would look right at me, emphasizing a point, and rub up and down my leg. That is not something men normally do to me when I sit down for dinner with them. I just couldn’t visualize my friend ariel Sharon rubbing my leg when I talked to him.

    Dorothy went the whole meal laughing at how uncomfortable I obviously was. She knew this was unique for me given my Irish Catholic heritage. What would the nuns at St. Anns think? As interested as I was in the conversation, after a while it started getting awkward having my leg rubbed so much and I looked forward to the end of the meal. Finally it was time to go and as we stood up to shake hands Arafat laid a big ole wet kiss right on my lips. I wasn’t ready for that one.

    Keep reading…

  19. Good morning everyone!

    It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood. The storm came and went without damage, and we have some very nice weather to look forward to today. So nice to hear the birds sing. I’m going to try to enjoy God’s simple blessings, and not upset myself with stuff I can’t change.

  20. Now this is pretty funny.

    A picture of a tearful young woman…..”My computer hard drive crashed!…NSA won’t send me their backup copy!”

  21. citizenwells

    Good morning SueQ, et al.

  22. Good morning CW, SueQ, and all…..


    Government spying on citizens didn’t just happen yesterday, but it sure was refined to the max recently by NSA.

  23. citizenwells

    We were warned back in 1984 & in “1984.”

  24. John in Illinois

    From Glen Beck twitter ….. Glenn Beck ‏@glennbeck 27m

    Mike Lee on John Roberts Monday. See why he changed hos vote according to mike lee…

    Is this the “breaking news” Beck talked about last week?

  25. Drudge Holocaust Warning! What Is Matt Drudge Warning About With His Ominous Tweets Yesterday?

    This is highly unusual for Matt Drudge to make statements like this. Does Drudge know something we don’t know? Should we just blame this on a drunken stupor of a top reporter?…. I don’t think so !!!

    Matt Drudge’s tweets from yesterday on his private Twitter account are a continuation of his message from May 13.

    Based on these tweets, it appears Matt has more understanding and depth than I could imagine. He posts thoughts to his private Twitter account that give far more insight into him and his personal beliefs than his more mainstream news aggregator site.

    Essentially, he believes there is about to be a HOLOCAUST and GREAT CIVIL WAR in America. I wonder what is his source of this information.

    He is undoubtedly privy to more Washington insider info than you or I will ever be and likely has good reason to speak of being in an “unprecedented sh*t-storm.”

    Here are his tweets from yesterday for those who may have missed them:


    Survivors need to: Raise your spirituality. Raise your integrity. Raise your nutrition. Raise your physical health. Raise your consciousness.


    WE ARE EXPERIENCING A SH*T-STORM OF UNPRECEDENTED LEVELS ..(Matt, I’ve been saying the same thing for five years now)

    And, those tweets are a continuation of this one about a month ago:
    Then he says; (this is the part of his tweets that bothers me)

    “And in 25 years after the great civil war, after American Holocaust is over, a brave new president will unplug the database, vowing NEVER AGAIN”.
    — MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) May 13, 2013

    Matt, on his site (which gets roughly 30 million page views per day) hints at this stuff indirectly, but never goes too deeply into conspiracy stuff. His tweets yesterday were a real and serious WARNING. They were not for getting reader/listener/viewer attention like Beck has done in the past and may have just done again.

    One should take these warnings very seriously. I only wish we could press him for more details.
    Readers should not be surprised at any thing that happens in Washington DC today. We have sacrificed integrity for political gain, we have sacrificed honor for personal fame, we have sacrificed honesty for the every loving false dollar…

    Our leaders have been selling our souls to the devil for many a year now and no one seems to care….The ME environment has thrived.

    I do not think Drudge would make such statements to improve his viewer rating…he already has 30 million viewers come to his site on a daily basis. Drudge is trying to warn us of something very, very big coming down the pike that everyone, who know what it is, is afraid to talk about.


    That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  26. CW….Yep…we had a double warning…..1984 & 1984
    most people only need a single shot to warn them…, but it seen like most Americans are thick and empty between the ears and need some reinforcement !!!

  27. RM @ 10:13,

    Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!……….only half kidding…….

    Hope Jesus comes back very soon. Liberals are trying their best to make this place a stinking hell hole. Today however, I plan to work in the yard and forget about Obama…………….bet that pisses him off.

  28. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    Not seeing how this Roberts thing can be that big.

    The decision has already been rendered, and I don’t see how you can go back on that.

  29. Interested Bystander

    Like SueQ, I’m going to be working in the yard today.

    On a sad note, I just got a call from my First Sergeant’s wife telling me that he passed last night.

    Johnnie took me under his wing when I was a PFC and he was a Buck Sergeant. We were together almost all of the time during our enlistment. He was my mentor, advisor and guardian.

    A GREAT man, no doubt about it, he battled that horrible cancer for the last couple years.

    Rest in Peace 1SG Jackson.

    Heaven got a good one last night.

    I’m going to go cry now.

  30. RMinNC
    “but it seen like most Americans are thick and empty between the ears and need some reinforcement !!!…
    …natural selection being what it is….they will either need to fight or die if the mood in this country turns ugly…

  31. Should this be a “so what” or another big 0 as far as anything different to expect in results from the past experience?

    Thank God! Press release: Judge Lamberth, Chief Judge of the USDC for the District of Columbia gives leave of court to file 74 pages of motions and documents providing undeniable evidence of Obama’s use of a stolen Social Security number and seeking release of the original application for the aforementioned number

  32. IB
    So sorry to hear of your loss…
    “The decision has already been rendered, and I don’t see how you can go back on that.”……..the law of contracts (law of compacts) states that if any party enters under coercion….the entity(contract/compact) is null and void….
    Based on that, I would say that it would be VERY important to find out the truth about Roberts…the other name for this is “blackmail”…

  33. June 15, 2013

    “Sheriff Mack: Obama ID Fraud Scandal Biggest Story In World; No Question Obama Birth Certificate Fake; State Attorneys General Should File Charges”

  34. The smoke of satan infiltrates via the henchmen of this regime:

    Confirmed: Obama IRS Targeted, Infiltrated and Harassed Christian Churches

    Posted by Jim Hoft on Saturday, June 15, 2013, 10:35 AM

    The Obama Internal Revenue Service targeted several Christian groups including a 180 year-old Baptist paper.

    The Obama IRS targeted Christian groups including Franklin Graham and the 180 year-old Biblical Recorder.

    The Obama IRS implemented a program to infiltrate and target conservative, evangelical Christian churches.
    The Examiner reported:

    On Thursday the Examiner provided an exclusive report indicating that the Obama administration had implemented a covert program beginning in 2009 that was intended to spy on conservative, evangelical Christian churches.

    That program involved infiltration — sending in government operatives to join churches for the purpose of data collection. The government snoops would keep their eyes and ears open for criticism of the Obama administration, talk of Tea Party participation, conversations about gun ownership, and a number of other issues.

    But a special report issued today by Fox News indicates that the program went far beyond infiltration and snooping. The IRS was used to harass Christian churches if they were identified as places where large numbers of anti-Obama citizens congregated for worship.

    The Obama administration, according to the report, considered any public criticism of administration policies to be political in nature and should therefore impact whether or not these congregations were allowed to gain or keep their tax exempt status.

    But pastors have long maintained that there are a myriad of areas where political and moral/spiritual issues overlap, and thus, the pastors feel obligated as the guardians of spiritual truth to speak out concerning these issues.

    Abortion, for example, is both a political and a spiritual issue. Most conservative, evangelical Christians believe that Biblical principles are abundantly clear concerning the sanctity of human life. And many pastors thus feel constrained by their calling to condemn abortion as a hideous and barbaric assault on the sacredness of human life.

    The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization, were both targeted by the Obama IRS.

  35. So sorry IB @ 11:55,
    May God comfort you.

  36. Observer | June 15, 2013 at 12:07 pm |
    Should this be a “so what” or another big 0 as far as anything different to expect in results from the past experience?
    Thanks for the notification, but the fact that the Lamberth court allowed for the filing of these motions and documents by Orly doesn’t mean all that much, imho. Previously original ones were filed before, so what was the outcome of that? These new ones contain updated information, but the courts have previously not done anything in our favor; in fact, it looks to me like an opportunity for the judge to slam it down, as has happened in the past. Just my conclusion.

  37. citizenwells

    God bless.

  38. IB……

    Sorry to hear the news of your 1st Sergeant……in all outfits there are always 2 people who run the show…

    The Top Kick is the unit’s first line of defense…he solves most of the problems in any company. A unit is only as good as it’s first sergeant..In my lifetime, .I have been fortunate to have several good 1st Sergeants working along side of me. They have been the backbone of my units, and we could not have functioned as a team with them.

    The second person of importance in any company is a good Commander. Most units that have good first sergeants also have good commanders ….they seem to go like a glove and hand.

    Again let me say, I’m sorry to hear of your lose. In everyone’s life there is always someone who will be remembered. In yours it has been your Top Kick..

    May First Sergeant Jackson rest in peace. His fight is over now .Our’s is yet to come.

  39. IB, 11:55 am
    My condolences to you, IB. The loss of someone who has meant so much to you is very hard to bear. May you find comfort in good memories of your buddy.

  40. coldwarvet2…you said at 11:57
    “…natural selection being what it is….they will either need to fight or die if the mood in this country turns ugly ” …

    Roger that transmission my friend…. My powder is dry.

  41. SueQ…you said at 10:13am
    “Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!……….only half kidding”

    I like your sense of humor…….but my powder is dry…just in case !!!

  42. Remember when FBI Director Mueller was recently asked by Congress if any Tea Party groups had been contacted? He said he didn’t know. He didn’t know, because, as I suspected, there had been no contacts. You watch it, the FBI is going to foot drag this one, I bet.

    FBI hasn’t contacted a single tea party group in IRS probe, groups say

    Read more:

  43. IB — Thank you for your service. God bless you and your 1SG’s family at this time of loss.

  44. Listened to part of Michael Savage’s program last night. He believes the Obama administration is going down soon. The question is how soon and how? It’s like the shot heard around the world or the straw that breaks the camel’s back. Something is going to give at some point and the house of cards will come tumbling down. I guess we can all kind of sense this. (I think that is where Matt Drudge is coming from.)

    What has happened, in my view, is that the government bureaucracy that came into place because of the Cold War, is obsolete and has become destructive. This is especially true of the intelligence agencies. And there is a “fight” going on right now in these agencies behind the scenes.

    Obama’s Leftist sympathies make him an ally of Iran and Syria. The effort to send arms to the Syrian rebels is coming from Dems & Repubs without Obama’s involvement. It is the National Security Council that is assuming control while Obama is doing his own thing, pretending to go along. How is this going to shake out? Will it be one of the things that causes the house of cards to fall.?

  45. Interested Bystander

    Thank you to everyone here sending condolences and well wishes.

    They are comforting.

    Just thought the world should know, and I KNOW that people from around the globe read CW.

    Important people.

    Thanks again.

    Back to yardwork.

  46. oldsailor80

    “The enemy of MY ENEMY, is MY FRIEND. Conditionally,or unconditionally? When you think that stuff like that is TRUE,you are mentally diseased. That is precisely what our ENEMIES would just LOVE for us to

  47. oldsailor80

    Condolences on the loss of your BROTHER. If you were a cohesive combat group your 1st Seargent was indeed your BROTHER. I would expect you to CRY.

  48. oldsailor80

    In 1950 my Indiana National Guard DI was a 1st Sergent who had landed with all the rest of the American troops at Normandy,somehow made it ashore without dying,and subsequently walked nearly all the way to the Rhine, then lived to tell about it to us weekend warriors. He was the first to tell us that in combat you will all jell into a fighting group of BROTHERS. In trhoswe days there were NO FEMALE COMBAT TROOPS,nor were FAGGOTS allowed to remain in a unit once he was discovered .They were weeded out and most received Section 8 discharges.

  49. oldsailor80

    The same facts are true wityh Navy personell. The petty officer (NON COM) in charge of a group and/in the case of subs the “Chief of the Boat,”are the TOP KICKS who answer to the division CO, and often directly to the Commander of the ship. There is one of each (Engine department,and/or deck department).

  50. oldsailor80

    ………….You are right………I have heard that during the various engagements of the Korean war there were young Marines,and dogfaces alike who were ADOPTED by the 1st seargents. One of his missions was to keep as many of his assigned troops alive as possible. If some nurturing was necessary it was often done openly. Fortunately most of us in the National Guard were in need of any nurturing. The Indiana National guard (38th Division), was NOT ACTIVATED for duty in Korea.

  51. oldsailor80


  52. oldsailor80

    ……….One of the reasons why I chose to enter the Navy, was primarily for the experience with high pressure superheated steam. It was then my intention after my Navy hitch was up to seek entrance to either Kings’Point, or New York University, in a course of study which would lead to licensure as a 3rd assistant engineer, in the US Maritime Service. Unfortunately as the cards of life were played I recieved some very poor hands from the dealer,and found it necessary to re evaluate my life’s goals.

  53. oldsailor80

    Bob Strauss………
    I would strongly agree with those at Western Journalism. Personally I have thought this since 2008. Always great to read your thoughts.

  54. oldsailor80

    Bob Strauss……….
    Are you any relative to the Senator Strauss who was once the strength of the OLD DEMOCRATIC PARTY? Those were the days when I was a Democrat. As time passed I began to realise that I believed many things which were contrary to the Democratic philosophy, and I eventually changed my party affiliation.

  55. oldsailor80

    BYE BYE everybody, God Bless.

  56. bob strauss

    oldsailor80 | June 15, 2013 at 2:56 pm |

    Bob Strauss……….
    Are you any relative to the Senator Strauss who was once the strength of the OLD DEMOCRATIC PARTY?
    Not that I know of. Often thought about researching my family tree but never have done it.

  57. bob strauss

    ALERT: Chief Judge Of The United States District Court For DC Gives Leave Of Court To File Motions & Documents Providing Undeniable Evidence Of Obama’s Use Of A Stolen Social Security Number…
    Red Flag News

    On June 13, 2013, Judge Lamberth Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia gave leave of court to file 74 pages of motions and exhibits [embedded below] submitted by Attorney Orly Taitz in case 11-cv-402 Taitz v Astrue (Michael Astrue was the Commissioner of the Social Security at the time the case was originally filed, currently it is Carolyn W.Colvin)

    This is significant, as the motions attached herein show that Barack Obama is using a stolen Social Security number of Harrison J. Bounel, born in 1890, immigrant from Russia, who is presumed to be deceased.

    At the time the case was originally filed and heard, the plaintiffs did not have new information that became available recently. Such information includes recently released census data which shows Harrison J. Bounel being born in 1890, recent disclosure to the public of the 120 year SSA rule, which requires release of SS-5, Social Security original application of “extremely aged individuals”, meaning individuals of 120 years old or older without a consent of such individual and without a death certificate or any other proof of death, as well as recent report from Merlins Information Systems showing Barack Obama using both Bounel’s name and Social Security number in connection to his property at 5046 Greenwood in Chicago as late as 2009.

    A Navy Captain is the same in rank as a full Army onel.

    From a retired Navy Captain who lives in Hawaii:

    CBA (Cross Border Authority)

    The Benghazi debacle boils down to a single key factor –
    the granting or withholding of “cross-border authority.” This opinion is formed by my experience as a Navy SEAL officer who took a SpecWar Detachment to Beirut.

    Once the alarm is sent – in this case, from the consulate in Benghazi – dozens of HQs are notified and are in the planning loop in REAL time, including AFRICOM and EUCOM, both located in Germany. Without waiting for specific orders from Washington, they begin planning and executing rescue operations, including moving personnel, ships, and aircraft forward toward the location of the crisis. However,… there is one thing they can’t do without explicit orders from the president: They CANNOT CROSS AN INTERNATIONAL BORDER ON A HOSTILE MISSION WITHOUT CBA..

    That is the clear “red line” in this type of a crisis situation. No administration wants to stumble into a war because a jet jockey in hot pursuit (or a mixed-up SEAL squad in a rubber boat) strays into hostile territory. Because of this, only the president can give the order for our military to cross a nation’s border without that nation’s permission. For the Osama bin Laden mission, President Obama granted CBA for our forces to enter Pakistani airspace.

    On the other side of the CBA coin: in order to prevent a military rescue in Benghazi, all the President of the United States “(POTUS)” has to do is not grant cross-border authority. If he does not, the entire rescue mission (already in progress) must stop in its tracks. Ships can loiter on station, but airplanes fall out of the sky, so they must be redirected to an air base (Sigonella, in Sicily) to await the POTUS decision on granting CBA. If the decision to grant CBA never comes, the besieged diplomatic outpost in Benghazi can rely only on assets already “in country” in Libya – such as the Tripoli quick reaction force and the Predator drones. These assets can be put into action on the independent authority of the acting ambassador or CIA station chief in Tripoli. They are already “in country,” so CBA rules do not apply to them.

    How might this process have played out in the White House? If, at the 5:00 p.m. Oval Office meeting with Defense Secretary Panetta and Vice President Biden, President Obama said about Benghazi: “I think we should not go the military action route,” meaning that no CBA will be granted, then that is it. Case closed.

    Another possibility is that the president might have said: “We should do what we can to help them . but no military intervention from outside of Libya.” Those words then constitute “standing orders” all the way down the chain of command, via Panetta and General Dempsey to General Ham and the subordinate commanders who are already gearing up to rescue the besieged outpost. When that meeting took place, it may have seemed as if the consulate attack was over, so President Obama might have thought the situation would stabilize on its own from that point forward. If he then goes upstairs to the family quarters, or otherwise makes himself “unavailable,” then his last standing orders will continue to stand until he changes them, even if he goes to sleep until the morning of September 12.

    Nobody in the chain of command below President Obama can countermand his “standing orders” not to send outside military forces into Libyan air space. Nobody. Not Leon Panetta, not Hillary Clinton, not General Dempsey, and not General Ham in Stuttgart, Germany, who is in charge of the forces staging in Sigonella.

    Perhaps the president left “no outside military intervention, no cross-border authority” standing orders, and then made himself scarce to those below him seeking further guidance, clarification, or modified orders. Or perhaps he was in the Situation Room watching the Predator videos in live time for all seven hours. We don’t yet know where the president was hour by hour.

    But this is 100 percent sure: Panetta and Dempsey would have executed a rescue mission order if the president had given those orders. And like the former SEALs in Benghazi, General Ham and all of the troops under him would have been straining forward in their harnesses, ready to go into battle to save American lives.

    The execute orders would be given verbally to General Ham at AFRICOM in Stuttgart, but they would immediately be backed up in official message traffic for the official record. That is why cross-border authority is the King Arthur’s Sword for understanding Benghazi. The POTUS and only the POTUS can pull out that sword.

    We can be 100% certain that cross-border authority was never given. How do I know this? Because if CBA was granted and the rescue mission execute orders were handed down, irrefutable records exist today in at least a dozen involved component commands, and probably many more. No general or admiral will risk being hung out to dry for undertaking a mission-gone-wrong that the POTUS later disavows ordering, and instead blames on “loose cannons” or “rogue officers” exceeding their authority. No general or admiral will order U.S. armed forces to cross an international border on a hostile mission unless and until he is certain that the National Command Authority, in the person of the POTUS and his chain of command, has clearly and explicitly given that order: verbally at the outset, but thereafter in written orders and official messages. If they exist, they could be produced today.

    When it comes to granting cross-border authority, there are no presidential mumblings or musings to paraphrase or decipher. If you hear confusion over parsed statements given as an excuse for Benghazi, then you are hearing lies. I am sure that hundreds of active-duty military officers know all about the Benghazi execute orders (or the lack thereof), and I am impatiently waiting for one of them to come forward to risk his career and pension as a whistleblower.

    Leon Panetta is falling on his sword for President Obama with his absurd-on-its-face, “the U.S. military doesn’t do risky things”-defense of his shameful no-rescue policy. Panetta is utterly destroying his reputation.

    General Dempsey joins Panetta on the same sword with his tacit agreement by silence. But why? How far does loyalty extend when it comes to covering up gross dereliction of duty by the president?

    General Petraeus, however, has indirectly blown the whistle. He was probably “used” in some way early in the cover-up with the purported CIA intel link to the Mohammed video, and now he feels burned. So he conclusively said via his public affairs officer that the stand-down order did not come from the CIA.

    Well – what outranks the CIA? Only the national security team at the White House.

    That means President Obama, and nobody else. Petraeus is naming Obama without naming him. If that is not quite as courageous as blowing a whistle, it is far better than the disgraceful behavior of Panetta and Dempsey.

    We do not know the facts for certain, but we do know that the rescue mission stand-down issue revolves around the granting or withholding of cross-border authority, which belongs only to President Obama.

    More than one hundred gung-ho Force Recon Marines were waiting on the tarmac in Sigonella, just two hours away for the launch order that never came.

    It all comes back to you Obama…. It all comes back to you.


    Obama’s Pick For CIA #2 Used To Oversee “Erotica Readings” In Bookstore

    It’s almost as if he deliberately picks those who would embarrass or not have the best interests of the United States in their minds.

  60. SORRY…”A Navy Captain is the same in rank as a full Army onel.”
    This should have read, Full Army Colonel………..

  61. Dear Interested Bystander, sincere condolences. May the memories you cherish bring you comfort and peace.

    a few weeks back, I believe RMinNC mentioned something about front end loaders being purchased by the military. Reading about the Drudge twitter scoop brought it back to mind. I tried to find it here but I may be mistaken.

    I did find this.

    probably just an innocent requisition.

  62. bob strauss

    Shock Claim: Beck Has Hacked Emails Used To Blackmail Chief Justice John Roberts

  63. i find the POTUS (not Biden) going to South Africa interesting. Mandela is not doing well, these days. We know the connections to Tanzania, but Senegal?

  64. PAPOOSE…and IB

    Yes you are correct…I did bring this to light here on CW about two weeks ago…385 big heavy duty front end loaders to be shipped to only military post in the us is HIGHLY UNUSUAL.Their normal orders from the military for this piece of heavy equipment was 28.

    I served three times in Vietnam and that is exactly how they scooped up the bodies of dead Viet Cong soldiers after a big battle had been fought…they would then put the bodies in a long narrow trench then thrown in some lime and cover it up……

    When I read this story for the first time…that is exactly what came to my mind…GOD I hope this is not in the minds of the criminals running our government…

  65. Has Orly Taitz “Stepped In It?” BHO Operative? Inept? … Or National Hero?

    For months, Orly Taitz has been urging and pushing Mike Zullo and Joe Arpaio to “file charges” on the Obama “social security number” issue. Carl Gallups of Freedom Friday With Carl Gallups and PPSIMMONS Radio has done several interviews with Mike Zullo and Arpaio SSN investigator Don Jeffrey.

    In these interviews, they have laid out the clear legal problems with filing charges in the SSN issue. Both Zullo and Jeffrey (seasoned and longtime criminal investigators) maintain that any attempt to use the SSN matter to bring the Obama identity scandal to resolution will result in a judicial disaster. Why? Because, Zullo and Jeffrey explain, no one has 100% legal – court room ready proof that Obama has committed a SSN crime. No one has it – regardless of how loudly Orly proclaims that they do.

    In the following story posted at – the headlines tout that:
    Chief Judge of the United States District Court for DC gives leave of court to file motions & documents providing undeniable evidence of Obama’s use of a stolen Social Security number
    The article reports that, “On June 13, 2013, Judge Lamberth Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia gave leave of court to file 74 pages of motions and exhibits submitted by Attorney Orly Taitz in case 11-cv-402 Taitz v Astrue (Michael Astrue was the Commissioner of the Social Security at the time the case was originally filed, currently it is Carolyn W.Colvin)
    This is significant, as the motions attached herein show that Barack Obama is using a stolen Social Security number of Harrison J. Bounel, born in 1890, immigrant from Russia, who is presumed to be deceased.”


    The truth of the matter is that there is NO official government proof (IRS records, SSA records, affidavits, etc) that prove any of the above to be a fact. It may very well be a fact – but speculation based upon “computer runs” of SSNs over the internet will NOT hold up in Federal Court. This case will more than likely be thrown out. One might argue that the court could demand the records. Yes…they could. But an Obama friendly court probably will not – and the SSA and the IRS are headed by Obama appointees. As easy as this is for the reader to figure out – why can’t Orly see it? Or…does she?

    The reader may ask: Why is the federal judge taking the case then? The answer may be as simple as this – this judge has ruled against the “birthers” in the past. Orly has had this case filed before the court for quite sometime. PPSIMMONS has learned from an expert source that a “technical error” on the court’s part may have forced the judge to allow the matter before his court.


  66. citizenwells

    bob, I saw that over the past several days.
    It has not been confirmed that I know of.
    That is why I have not reported it.

  67. Thank you, RMinNC. I couldn’t find anything on it that day or the day after except for who makes them, etc.

    The clip in the link above shows that they are “souped up”, too.

    Thank you for vigilance.

  68. PAPOOSE…..I think they are made by a company in Tennessee if I remember correctly…and yes some are “souped up” with 50 caliber gun mounts on top….some machine…………. that would even scare the hell out of me… !.

  69. bob strauss

    CW, I wouldn’t put it past the usurper to use those kinds of tactics. I would expect it.

  70. bob strauss

  71. bob strauss


    to impeach would mean he was legal to begin with and would leave all in place that he has imposed on the American people.

    Impeach- NO…….jail…YES

  73. bob strauss

    Hillary’s Aide, Weiner’s Wife and Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrator Being Investigated for Sweetheart Deal, 6-Figure Consulting Gig while Still Serving as State Dept Official

  74. bob strauss

    RMinNC | June 15, 2013 at 6:49 pm |


    to impeach would mean he was legal to begin with and would leave all in place that he has imposed on the American people.

    Impeach- NO…….jail…YES
    I agree, what ever it takes to reverse the fraud.

  75. bob strauss

    South African Lawyers Association Attempting to Arrest Obama During Visit for Obama’s Mass Killing of Muslims

  76. MortimerGarfinkle

    I’m not sure I quite understand the Carl Gallups/ PP Simmons attack on Dr. Taitz and her attempt to uncover more evidence in Obama’s use of a stolen social security number. The number was used on both Obama’s 2009 Federal Income Tax returns and on his alleged Selective Service registration. The next piece of evidence that Dr. Taitz is trying to obtain is the Social Security Administration’s SS5 application form submitted by Harrison J. Bounel in or about 1977 that he submitted in order to obtain a social security number. This last piece of evidence will be enough to convict Obama of identity theft. Since records seem to indicate that Bounel would be 122 years old, the Social Security Administration, by its own rules, should release a copy of the Bounel SS5. Why wouldn’t they? What would be the reason the SSA wouldn’t immediately satisfy Dr. Taitz’s request? The only reason is that they have been told to hide this information. If Obama is not using Bounel’s SSN, then why would the SSA be ordered to hide the Bounel SS5?

    If Arpaio and Zullo are not serious about this SSN issue, then how can we trust that they are serious about the BC issue?

  77. Re: Orly’s latest claim ….. a comment at ORYR by “Jill”:

    I checked PACER. This case was closed on 08/30/11.

    There is no minute entry showing that Judge Lamberth granted leave to move for reconsideration. All that occurred is that the motion and attachments were docketed after the court staff redacted the SSNs that Orly failed to. Allowing a motion to be docketed is not the same as granting leave.

    This motion will be denied, as it was filed without leave.

  78. SARAH PALIN ON FIRE – BLASTS NSA: “Couldn’t Find Two Pot-Smoking Deadbeat Bostonians With Hotline to Terrorist Central” (Video)

    Posted by Jim Hoft on Saturday, June 15, 2013, 1:42 PM

    Sarah Palin spoke at the Faith and Freedom Coalition today in Washington DC. The popular former governor blasted Obama’s NSA and delivered the red meat:

    “Our government spied on every single one of your phone calls but couldn’t find two pot-smoking deadbeat Bostonians with a hotline to terrorist central in Chechnya. Really?… And it’s built an apparatus to sneak into all of the good guys’ communications but…whoopsi-daisy… It missed the Fort Hood murderer of our own troops despite this Islamic terrorist declaring his ideology in numerous army counselling sessions and on his own business cards. But, whoops, no red flags there. Really?”

    “Nobody does it better than Sarah:”

  79. NSA admits listening to U.S. phone calls without warrants

    National Security Agency discloses in secret Capitol Hill briefing that thousands of analysts can listen to domestic phone calls. That authorization appears to extend to e-mail and text messages too.

    The National Security Agency has acknowledged in a new classified briefing that it does not need court authorization to listen to domestic phone calls.

    Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, disclosed this week that during a secret briefing to members of Congress, he was told that the contents of a phone call could be accessed “simply based on an analyst deciding that.”

    If the NSA wants “to listen to the phone,” an analyst’s decision is sufficient, without any other legal authorization required, Nadler said he learned. “I was rather startled,” said Nadler, an attorney and congressman who serves on the House Judiciary committee.

    It appears to me that the government is violating the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution…….

    Fourth Amendment – Search and Seizure
    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and
    effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and
    no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or
    affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the
    persons or things to be seized.

  80. So sorry, IB.

  81. Philo-Publius

    Judge Ruling: Obama Sex Assault Comments ‘UNLAWFUL COMMAND INFLUENCE’

  82. Interested Bystander

    Thanks Tina,

    HAPPY FATHERS DAY to all the dads out there.

  83. Happy Fathers Day! YOU……………..dear souls, by your hard work and sacrifice are preventing future Obamas and Clintons. Both grew up without dads. You may not be perfect, (none of us are), but you are indispensable!

  84. Synonyms for indespensable………..
    necessary – needful – essential – imperative – requisite

    God bless you all!

  85. citizenwells

    Happy Fathers Day!

  86. Iran to send 4,000 troops to aid President Assad forces in Syria. US has 4500 troops on the Syrian/Jordanian border.


    Washington’s decision to arm Syria’s Sunni Muslim (associated with Al Queada) rebels has plunged America into the great Sunni-Shia conflict of the Islamic Middle East, entering a struggle that now dwarfs the Arab revolutions which overthrew dictatorships across the region.

    For the first time, all of America’s ‘friends’ in the region are Sunni Muslims and all of its enemies are Shiites. Breaking all President Barack Obama’s rules of disengagement, the US is now fully engaged on the side of armed groups which include the most extreme Sunni Islamist movements in the Middle East.
    If Obama and those stupid politicians in Washington get America involved in the Syrian problem, it WILL NOT be the push over they had in Egypt, or Lybia, or the Sudan, or Ethopia, or any where that they have flexed their strong arm.

    The United States is running out of good fresh troops to commit to any war, thanks to their “arm–chair generals and their playboy campaigner-in-chief”.

    .WE HAVE NO BUSINESS GETTING INVOLVED IN THIS CIVIL WAR THAT OBAMA STARTED IN SYRIA….PERIOD. We should have learned a lesson from Afghanistan,… but apparently we didn’t. We have poured tons of money and men into that rat infested country and have nothing to show for it.

    Now we are pulling out of Afghanistan just as we pulled out of Iraq…and both countries are no better off today than they were before we went in.

    Then along came Hillery with her vision of a “socialist utopia in the Middle East”. Obama sure picked the right woman to be his SOS. They both have the same views, just different ways of getting there.

    So down goes Egypt who has had a friendly relationship with the US since the assassination of Annwar Saddat, but that all went by the wayside. Now Egypt will send Al Queada associates to fight on the side of the “rebels” in Syria….

    My, my, a little time time sure changes things….Bitter enemies suddenly become bed buddies so quickly in the Middle East…. if they ever were enemies begin with..

    Then in Lybia, Qaudffia (sp) wasn’t exactly our friend, but he did maintain law and order in that country, now thats gone too. The “rebels” in that “free democracy” murdered the ambassador we had there and what does our govenment do? ….We send them more money….. .

    But this time, it will be different…much different and MUCH HARDER. More AMERICAN lives will be.lost. Not only will we have Iran to contend with…we will have Iran’s friend RUSSIA to content with. We may even have Syria’s business partner CHINA to contend with…..does Obama really think he’s big enough to chew all this at one time?

    I know he has a big mouth (he has proven that and over), but with this, I think his imagination is getting the better of him.

    If he thinks he can do it…then he really is mentally unstable,… and so are the “play at generals” who are advise him.

    The bottom line is: WE HAVE NO BUSINESS IN SYRIA OR ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. Those damn people in that area of the world have been fighting each other for five thousand years……WHAT MAKES OBAMA THINK THEY WILL STOP FOR HIM…OR ANYONE ELSE?

    America must get out of that region of the world, stay out of that region of the world, and concentrate on rebuilding our country that is going to the dogs more with each passing day.

    We should have learned a history lesson from the RUSSIAN failure in Afghanistan in the 1980’s….but we didn’t learn a damn thing other than how to increase the national debt for our grandkids to pay.

    Well, I’ll get off my soapbox for now………………. that’s my opinion for today. If you agree with my nion, gives me a thumbs up !!!

    …..and I’m sticking too it..

  87. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    If you want to read something that is really frightening, read this book – Dr. Feelgood.

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