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For this week’s Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast, my guest was Rich Higgins. Higgins, an expert in unconventional warfare and combatting terrorism with over 20 years experience at senior levels of the Defense Department, and early supporter of President Trump, served as director for strategic planning in President Trump’s National Security Council (NSC). More

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In the remembrances of 9/11 that I have heard so far – and that has been far fewer than we should have – I have heard no recognition of the events at Benghazi. This event and those who died there should not be forgotten. As one of our local talk show hosts (Chris Plante on […]

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Susan Rice, the world class liar and traitor, blaming a nondescript you tube video for the attack on Benghazi and the deaths of: J. Christopher Stevens; Sean Smith; Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty; plus wounding 10 others has been named to the Board of Directors of Netflix. I have cancelled my membership as of April […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome the news that another major figure in the Benghazi terrorist attack is now in U.S. custody – only hundreds more to go. They also shudder as the accusations of actor Kevin Spacey allegedly preying upon a 14-year-old boy years ago elicits another round of “everybody knew” in Hollywood. And they discuss the odd transformation of Megyn Kelly, from presidential debate moderator and hard-hitting interviewer to lighthearted morning host discussing Halloween decorations and dance moves.

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After the triumphant torching of the American compound and the dragging through the streets for photo ops of the dead body of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blamed the attack on a mean video produced in the United States. She and various officers of the government laid the blame on this video, and had the video maker, an Egyptian-born Copt, arrested and jailed, ostensibly for probation offenses and using a false name in trying to distribute his film. (He is said to be living in a homeless shelter and has a $100,000 bounty on his head offered by a Pakistani railways minister.)

These days, of course, Hillary Clinton outright denies that she ever said that an internet video was to blame. 

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The report narrative of the event of September 11 and 12, reads like a novel thriller. If you can, it will serve you better to read no further in this post and go straight to Part I of the report. However if you don’t have time to read the 175 page document, I have. The […]

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UK voters stunned the world by shaking things up with their vote for “Brexit.” Here in the United States, we’ll soon be given the opportunity to vote for Donald Trump – and we think the odds are that if he’s given control of our government, he breaks it. More

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On June 29, the National Rifle Association (NRA) launched a pr0-Trump ad narrated by Benghazi Survivor Mark “Oz” Geist, USMC (ret.). Geist was in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 and survived the terror attack that cost four other Americans their lives: Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALS Tyrone Woods and […]

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In this week’s Commentary Magazine podcast, John Podhoretz, Noah Rothman, and Abe Greenwald discuss the hysterical response to the British vote to leave the EU, how Hillary and Obama laid a trap for themselves by responding so oddly to the massacre in Benghazi, and how you really can’t win an election if you’re, you know, losing.

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One of the most damning revelations in yesterday’s Benghazi Report from Rep. Trey Gowdy’s investigative committee is the news that there was a two-hour White House meeting — while Americans were still being attacked and Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were still alive — where the main topic of discussion was the completely irrelevant anti-Muslim YouTube video, rather than the rescue of their besieged compatriots. All the while, then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s order with President Obama’s urgent command to save lives went unanswered and unheeded. No generals in the chain of command were brought up on dereliction of duty charges or court-martialed for disobeying a standing order. Why?

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Trump… Hillary… Whatever. I can’t help but feel that a lot of reality is being overlooked by the #NeverTrumpians in favor of their precious ideological purity, and they way they wish things were. Hillary killed four Americans at Benghazi, as surely as if she had pulled the trigger, set the fire, cinched the ligature herself. […]

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After years, Judicial Watch (a great organization by the way) was finally able to access records of then Secretary Clinton during the Benghazi Attack. Last month, their FOIA request secured this record of a phone call by Clinton the day after the attack. “S” is Secretary Clinton. In a call to then-Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil she said that the deadly terrorist attack on the US compound the day before “had nothing to do with the film.”

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Jim George I did not think I could respect Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton any less than I did just a few hours ago. I was wrong. I have just seen the movie, based not upon the fabric of fabrications of the President and the former Secretary of State but upon the real life experiences of […]

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Ambassador Chris Stevens came from the embassy in Tripoli to a “diplomatic mission,” which was a walled compound with several buildings, in Benghazi the week of 9/11/12. It’s not clear why he was there, but he had only two body guards with him. There’s evidence that Stevens had made repeated requests for more security in both […]

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I have just seen the film 13 Hours, directed by Michael Bay. I’m still reading the book and I’m about halfway through it. The film in a word is outstanding and should be seen by everyone. Watching Americans being attacked at our consulate and CIA outpost in Benghazi and killed while jets sat idle in Italy and Croatia while repeated calls for help were ignored at the highest levels is of course an indictment of our gutless wonder of a president.

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rs_560x337-150729115019-1024.john-krasinski-13-hours-benghaziA new movie that touches upon the election prospects of one female candidate for President debuts this week. Will 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, provoke thousands of angry viewers to march on Hillary Clinton’s home with torchlights and pitchforks? Doubtful. The film is somewhat oblique. Hillary Clinton’s name is not mentioned. The infamous Susan Rice clips blaming the attack on a video do not appear (though the film does mention, slightly mordantly, that “press reports” are citing a video). Yet even for those coming to the question for the first time, the film very clearly conveys filmmaker Michael Bay’s outrage that a tiny band of unbelievably brave Americans was left to fight off a company of Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists for, yes, 13 hours, while the vast land, sea, and air resources of the US military were not sent to their rescue.

Recent history would suggest that 13 Hours will be a commercial success. Hollywood’s anti-war and anti-American films (there have been many) have had lukewarm (Body of Lies) to dismal (War, Inc.) receptions. But films portraying American courage and fortitude, especially Lone Survivor and American Sniper, have been huge hits.

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640px-Hillary_Clinton_Testimony_to_House_Select_Committee_on_BenghaziHillary Clinton is a horribly corrupt human being. Conservatives know it. Liberals know it. The Clintons know it. It’s an important issue that should be part of the campaign against her.

That being said, it would benefit Republicans to tone-down the criticism of Clinton’s scandals. It may seem difficult to do, considering just how awful she really is and how tempting it is to lay out all her devilish activities from Arkansas to Benghazi. But talking about her scandals as much as Republicans do — and in the way we do it — dilutes the actual significance of her corruption and takes away from our vision.

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