ISIS Is Not Done Yet By A Long Shot; Benghazi Relevant *Open Thread*

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This is rather disturbing news, especially in light of the recent terror attacks in Paris, Nigeria (Boko Haram has killed thousands), and other areas in which ISIS has been operating whether kidnapping journalists (most recently Japanese) and aid workers or throwing gay men off buildings, or crucifying criminals. They are dangerous, bloodthirsty, brutal, violent, terrorists.

So when a young medical student reports back that beheadings are not the end game for ISIS, we have reason to be concerned.

And just why is that, you might ask? Because of what they have planned for the Good Ol’ US of A. From the National Review h/t Legal Insurrection:

[…] Ahmad Rashidi was captured by the Islamic State when he went to Syria from London to retrieve the two daughters of a family friend; the teenage girls had fled England to marry Islamic State fighters. When Rashidi found one of the girls, her husband accused him of being a spy and he was taken prisoner and tortured. He later won the favor of his capturers by telling them he was a doctor; Rashidi is, in fact, a first-year medical student.

While embedded with the Islamic State for a month, Rashidi gained access to their computers and communications. He told NBC News’s Richard Engel that the group communicates with its contacts “every day” and is not worried about the West’s response to its attacks. In fact, the Islamic State was “happy” about the American military’s response of air strikes because it proved to the group’s leaders that they were considered as important a threat as al-Qaeda.

“They want to be more . . . better than al-Qaeda,” he told Engel. “This is why they need to do something more brutal than the World Trade Center.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Holy CRAPPYDOO – that should be just a tad disconcerting to Americans, especially considering just whom we have in the White House, the Capitulator in Chief.

Here is the video of Rashidi disclosing the plans of ISIS (h/t Legal Insurrection):

I find this to be incredibly disturbing news, especially when Obama not only refuses to even say the TERM, “Islamist terrorist,” but because I don’t trust his Administration to be prepared for such an attack, or to tell us the truth about such an attack.

Now, I am not just saying that because I dislike Obama’s policies so thoroughly, but because Obama has proven repeatedly that he is NOT an honest broker on any host of issues, terrorism especially. On the eve of another Benghazi Hearing (Tuesday, 10:30 am) (h/t Justine00), there is new information that Obama is silencing a witness. From WND:

The Obama administration has been using General David Petraeus’ legal predicament over an extramarital affair to keep him “on a leash” and prevent him from him from providing “devastating testimony” on Benghazi, charges Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas.

[…]

“They’ve got an investigation that has been pending all that time, and it’s something they had known about for nearly a year and perhaps longer about the affair [Petraeus] had been having, but amazingly it doesn’t come up until he is in a position to say exactly where the talking points came from and how they were changed by the White House or someone,” Gohmert said. “He could have given very devastating testimony, and yet they’ve kept him on a leash and he’s not come out and blasted the White House when we found out that those were not the talking points that came from the CIA.”

[…]

“This administration knows that General Petraeus has information that would virtually destroy any credibility that the administration might still have nationally and internationally,” Gohmert said. “So what else would this administration do but leave over his head for over a year and a half the threat, ‘We’re going to prosecute you, so you’d better keep your mouth shut’?” […] (Click here to read the rest.)

See, that surprises me not one bit. There is nothing I put past this Administration on Benghazi. They have demonstrated time and time again that they are willing to lie through their teeth about what happened in Benghazi, why the Ambassador was there, why it took so long to get help, why it took so long to even acknowledge that these were terrorists, and so much more. Hence the need for these hearings, to try and get to the bottom of the vast web of lies spun by Obama, Clinton, Susan Rice, and the other professional White House liars.

That said, there are charges that they are not getting to the bottom of Benghazi. From WND:

[…] Lyons, a former four-star admiral who served as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, said he was speaking for himself, not on behalf of the commission.

“Let’s say it clearly,” he told WND. “This is a continued cover-up. You have to take the wraps off and you have to go for the jugular. Is Gowdy so incapable and ineffective that he can’t boss these agency heads to comply with Congress’ mandate? Is he that ineffective?”

The 17-member Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi, or CCB, includes former military commanders and Special Forces operatives, former CIA and intelligence officers, as well as well-known experts in international terrorism and in media and government affairs.

Another member, Clare Lopez, a former career operations officer with the CIA who now is vice president for research at the Washington-based Center for Security Policy, cautioned against jumping to conclusions.

“We have the general subject matter for what the select committee hearing next week is going to cover, but we really don’t know how it will play out,” Lopez said. “We also don’t know what’s going on behind closed doors in the select committee hearings. If Gowdy is proceeding as a good prosecutor should, he is lining up all his ducks before he goes public with anything.”[…] (Click here to read the rest.)

Well, we KNOW Gowdy is a great prosecutor, so I am going to go with the “ducks in a row” supposition.

Bottom line, though, I hope the Benghazi Committee gets to the bottom of what happened in Benghazi.

And I hope our country will NOT have to experience an attack worse than 9/11. But considering how complacent many have become, and considering how many in the President’s Party are kowtowing to those who would do us harm (just look at Iran), I admit, I am concerned.

How about you? This is an Open Thread.

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22 Responses to “ISIS Is Not Done Yet By A Long Shot; Benghazi Relevant *Open Thread*”

  1. piper Says:

    Excellent thread Amy – you wrote my thoughts cogently and succinctly.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Thanks so much, piper – I take that as quite the compliment!

      And sorry – I don’t know WHY WordPress seems to have something against Twitter! 🙂

  2. piper Says:

  3. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    OHMYGOSH – I cannot believe this with Obama. We have discussed here before abt Obama’s gauche behavior with the gum chomping at inappropriate times (https://rabblerouserruminations.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/white-house-comedy-hour-open-thread/).

    But THIS time, he was not only chomping it during a parade, but TOOK IT OUT OF HIS MOUTH to talk to PM Modi, and then put it back in. I kid you not: http://dailycaller.com/2015/01/26/obama-offends-indian-media-by-chewing-gum-during-meeting-with-prime-minister/

  4. HELENK3 Says:

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/state-dscc-records-on-benghazi/

    Benghazi

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Holy cow, that is unbelievable. I swear, where would we be without Judicial Watch (and Sharyl Attkisson)?? This is mighty timely considering the hearing tomorrow!

  5. HELENK3 Says:

    http://weaselzippers.us/212260-breaking-report-that-bergdahl-to-be-charged-with-desertion/

    bergdahl to be charged with disertion

  6. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    This is just STUNNING. I cannot believe how petulant, immature, juvenile, and arrogant is our Tantrum Thrower in Chief (h/t Facebook friend): http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/01/26/obama-campaign-team-arrives-in-israel-to-defeat-netanyahu-in-march-elections/

  7. HELENK3 Says:

    http://freebeacon.com/issues/foreign-firm-funding-u-s-green-groups-tied-to-state-owned-russian-oil-company/

    why is this not a surprise?

  8. HELENK3 Says:

    http://woundedamericanwarrior.com/bow-down-pentagon-creates-essay-contest-to-honor-saudi-king-muslim-world/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

    pentagon creates essay contest to honor Saudi king, muslim world

    are they crazy?

  9. HELENK3 Says:

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/feds-russian-spy-nabbed-nyc/story?id=28494972

    guess the cold war is heating up

  10. HELENK3 Says:

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