Category Benghazi Terror Attack

Is The War Model Of Counterterrorism A Failure? A Response To Micah Zenko

Conclusion: Bottom line: As you can see, I found Micah’s op-ed quite thought provoking, even if unpersuasive in some particulars and—to me—in its overarching conclusion.  Read the whole thing, and decide for yourself!  Is The War Model Of Counterterrorism A Failure? A Response To Micah Zenko By Robert Chesney, www.lawfareblog.com View Original August 25th, 2017 In a […]

Why Haspel Makes Sense as the Deputy CIA Director

With all due respect to Mr. Morell, he has lost all credibility with Republicans and conservatives after the CIA in the aftermath of the Benghazi talking points fiasco.  RCP, www.fortunascorner.com thecipherbrief.com · February 2, 2017 February 2, 2017 | Michael J. Morell Michael J. Morell Former Acting Director, CIA It was early 2010, and I was visiting one […]

Benghazi, The Rules Engagement Fallacy, And US National Security Politics – Rethinking Security

 Benghazi, the Rules Engagement Fallacy, and US National Security Politics – Rethinking Security by Adam Elkus  Jan. 5, 2016  7 min read  original The House Select Committee on Benghazi will continue their absurd inquiry by questioning David Petraeus and Leon Panetta tomorrow. Meanwhile, Michael Bay’s new dramatization of the attacks will be out soon in theaters. I have written about the […]

Former Deputy CIA Director On The Rise Of ISIS; Snowden Leak; Not A Word On Benghazi Talking Points

     Nary a word on the infamous CIA talking points on Benghazi, where Mr. Morell initially, publicly fingered the FBI as responsible for the anti-Islam video fiasco; and, then later when confronted by Senator McCain — he had to back off and change his tune.  And, the CIA hemorrhaged leaks during his tenure which […]

Islamic State Burn 45 Iraqi’s To Death In Western Iraqi Town Of Al-Baghdadi; Egypt Seeking U.N. Mandate For Libyan Islamic Intervention Mandate; U.S./Turkey Agree In Principal To Train/Equip Syrian Rebels

Islamic State Burn 45 Iraqi’s To Death In Western Iraqi Town Of Al-Baghdadi; Egypt Seeking U.N. Mandate For Libyan Islamic Intervention Mandate; U.S./Turkey Agree In Principal To Train/Equip Syrian Rebels www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com While the White House and the State Department play mental and semantic gymnastics with “Violent Extremism,” the Islamic State burned 45 Iraqi’s to death, […]

U.S. Official: U.S. Was Surprised By Collapse Of Yemen Govt

These kind of situations are almost always more complex than how they are portrayed. Intelligence and others can warn when they see things diverging from what the Administration wants and desires; but, intelligence cannot adequately warn when decision-makers and policy makers are so wedded to a policy and outcome — that their views of what […]

‘Devil’s Pact:’ Freed al Qaeda Was Proposed As Part Of A Swap For Jailed Americans – Orchestrated By White House

‘Devil’s Pact:’ Freed al Qaeda Was Proposed As Part Of A Swap For Jailed Americans – Orchestrated By White House www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Despite what happened in the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap, and repeated questions about the White House position on “No negotiations with terrorists,” the left-of-center, but well connected (to Democrats and White House) website, […]

Sure Sign Of An Obama Foreign-Policy Success: The Evacuation Of An Embassy

http://hotair.com/archives/2015/01/23/sure-sign-of-an-obama-foreign-policy-success-the-evac/ Sure Sign Of An Obama Foreign-Policy Success: The Evac Posted at 8:41 am on January 23, 2015 by Ed Morrissey At least this time there has been an evacuation of some American personnel, this time from Yemen. In Benghazi, the Obama administration (with Hillary Clinton in charge at State) left US personnel in an […]

Obama’s Libya Fiasco

Obama’s Libya Fiasco http://nationalinterest.org/ feature/obamas-libya-fiasco- 12045?page=show Why “Leading From Behind” Might Be The President’s Best Option Going Forward. Andrew J. Bowen January 16, 2015 Nearly four years ago, in a moment that electrified global audiences, the beleaguered Libyan strongman Muammar al-Gaddafi declared his intention to “cleanse Libya house by house” as part of his impending […]

Susan Rice Must Go

Susan Rice is certainly out of her league at the NSC – Benghazi, Bergdahl, Turkey’s participation in the anti-ISIS coalition that wasn’t, and a leaking of the CIA Station Chief’s identity in Afghanistan on her watch — but, the most profound problem is one we can’t solve for two more years — the POTUS. RCP […]