Archive for October, 2012

WTF: Did The U.S. Government Decide to Let Embassy Staff Die in Benghazi?

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Did we really not try to save our personnel at the U.S. Consulate?  Fox News has broken a news report that sources who were on the ground in Benghazi, that requests for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. consulate and subsequent attack several hours later was denied by U.S. officials.  It is worse than that.  According to the report, outside military help was told to stand down.  Really?

The reports also go on to say that military on the ground ignored orders and went on a rescue mission.  The rescue team from the CIA annex evacuated those who remained at the consulate and Sean Smith, who had been killed in the initial attack. They could not find the ambassador and returned to the CIA annex at about midnight.  This calls into question everything we have heard from the Administration pertaining to this debacle.

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Presidential Politics: Allred and Trump Take Politics to a New Low

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Politics hit a new low today when Donald Trump and Gloria Allred interjected themselves into the Presidential election.

Donald Trump has made an announcement to give $5 million to a charity of President Obama’s choosing if he releases his school and passport records.  A Massachusetts probate judge will hold another hearing Thursday before deciding whether to unseal testimony that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave in the divorce case of Staples founder Tom Stemberg.

Representing Ex-wife Maureen Stemberg Sullivan, Gloria Allred appeared in court Wednesday, agreeing to allow the Boston Globe’s motion to lift an impoundment order unsealing Romney’s testimony in the divorce case involving Staples founder, Tom Sternberg.

Both Allred and Trump are attempting to influence the outcome of the Presidential election in the last two weeks of the campaign.  We can only surmise that Trump is attempting 1) to show that the President was a bad student, 2) the President’s records indicate he was not a U.S. Citizen, 3) the President traveled to some pretty bad countries, and 4) all of the above.   We think Allred will say that Romney perjured himself or provided misleading or false testimony about Staples.  It will be interesting to see if the testimony jives with the public record of statements made by the founder and Romney.  Some say that both gentlemen sold stock in Staples for a value much higher than the value of the company discussed inside the courtroom.   One would think that this disparity in value would have been discovered and dealt with long ago.

In our view, the election is about the Economy and unless there is stunning news here, people will see through the BS and move on.