Monthly Archives: October 2012

Libyan witnesses recount organized Benghazi attack

Oct 27, 2012: Associated Press reporters filed a report from Libya that completely smashes the White House’s lame excuses about a protest gone bad.

The AP reporters say they interviewed five witnesses: one of the embassy guards, several people living next door to the consulate compound who were present when the militants first moved in and a lawyer who passed by the scene as he was headed to his nearby home.

According to these witnesses:

  • The attack on our Benghazi consulate began around nightfall with around 150 bearded gunmen sealing off the streets leading to the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
  • There was no sign of a spontaneous protest against an American-made movie denigrating Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, but the militants did gather around 20 youths in the area to chant against the film.
  • An hour or so later, the heavily armed militants blasted their way into the compound.
  • The trucks the attackers used to block off streets were marked with the logo of Ansar al-Shariah.

Ansar al-Sharia is one of the many powerful, heavily armed militias that operate freely in Libya. The group has an ideology similar to that of al-Qaeda, but it is not clear whether al-Qaeda’s branch in North Africa (AQIM) was involved in the assault.

Reporting international news is AP’s bailiwick.

  • On September 11, an American consulate in a red-hot Muslim region of the world is invaded by heavily armed men.
  • For the first time in 30 years, an American ambassador is murdered.
  • Our diplomatic compounds are U.S. soil, which makes this a direct, murderous assault on the United States of America.
  • The attack occurs on the anniversary of 9/11, the biggest attack on America by Muslim extremists.

AP filed this eyes-on-the-ground report October 27, forty-six days after the event. It says,

“The past week, the AP has gathered accounts from five witnesses.”

In other words, the Associated Press did NOT get around to interviewing eye witnesses of this world-class news event for SIX FULL WEEKS after it happened.

SIX weeks?

Six WEEKS!!

If you go and read the article itself (URL below), you’ll also see a lot of whining about how confusing it all was and where AP reports got some of it right and blahdiblah about those terrible Republicans who politicize stuff during an election year.

Whine. Whine. Cripes, they sound like Democrats. Oh wait. They are Democrats … Democrats who have seen not Chris Stevens’ blood on the wall, but their own.

Don’t expect to see me weeping big ol’ crocodile tears about these undeclared Obama PACs going DOWN. They so deserve it, the scumbags.

Source:

Oct. 27, 2012: Libyan witnesses recount organized Benghazi attack

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/libyan-witnesses-recount-organized-benghazi-attack

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Oct 28 2012 Pray for Our Nation

Samuel said to all the Israelites, “If you are returning to the Lord with all your hearts, then rid yourselves of the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths and commit yourselves to the Lord and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.” 1 Samuel 7:3

Heavenly Father, we bow our heads and thank You for Your love. Accept our thanks for the peace that yields this day and the shared faith that makes its continuance likely. Make us strong to do Your work, willing to heed and hear Your will, and write on our hearts these words: “Use power to help people.”

For we are given power not to advance our own purposes, nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power, and it is to serve people. Help us to remember it, Lord.

The Lord our God be with us, as He was with our fathers; may He not leave us or forsake us; so that He may incline our hearts to Him, to walk in all His ways… that all peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other.

-George H. W. Bush, Inaugural address, January 20, 1989

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The stink from Benghazi gets worse every day

June 6, 2012: Terrorists blew a big hole in the gate of our consulate in Benghazi.

October 10, 2012:  Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said,

“Under cover of darkness, assailants placed an IED on the north gate of Consulate Benghazi, blowing a hole in the security perimeter that was described by one individual as ‘big enough for forty men to go through.’”

“These pictures are of an attack that happened in Benghazi. The first was a so-called fish bomb. This is the compound in Benghazi before the attack. … The second bombing was an improvised explosive device [IED] that was placed on the north gate, breaching the wall [on June 6]. It was a test by terrorists and it was successful, and we didn’t respond fully and adequately.”

“We didn’t acknowledge it. We didn’t talk about it. We pretended it didn’t happen. It was a terrorist attack on a U.S. asset in Libya and it was never exposed. We pretended it didn’t happen.”

Video embedded @
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/chaffetz-administration-pretended-june-6-terror-attack-benghazi-consulate-never

On Oct 19, 2012, Thomas Clough wrote about the September 11, 2012 attack:

“The attackers came equipped with assault rifles, automatic weapons and shoulder-launched rocket-propelled grenades. The attack began with rockets fire aimed at the mission gates. Within 15 minutes the attackers were inside the mission complex. Reports of well-targeted mortar fire was proof that this attack was the work of a trained and coordinated combat team.

[Once upon a time, I was a gunner in a heavy-weapons mortar platoon. We called our specialty “High-Angle Hell.” I speak from experience: precision artillery fire doesn’t “just happen.”]

http://www.weirdrepublic.com/episode143.htm

No. It doesn’t just happen, does it?  They practiced on June 6th.

Bob adds:

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Negligent or complicit – Take your pick

Bombshell: Benghazi Targets Painted, Air Support Overhead – Obama Calls Off Strike

October 27, 2012 by Tim Brown

http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/10/bombshell-benghazi-targets-painted-air-support-overhead-obama-calls-off-strike/

In piecing together the details of the Benghazi attack up the U.S. consulate, it is becoming clear that there were U.S. Special Operations forces on the ground, at least two drones overhead and lasers being used to paint at least one target. The question then becomes, if these things were in place for a strike against attackers, who called it off? There can only be one answer, the commander-in-chief Barack Obama.

Fox News reports on the laser being used to paint the target:

At that point, they called again for military support and help because they were taking fire at the CIA safe house, or annex. The request was denied. There were no communications problems at the annex, according those present at the compound. The team was in constant radio contact with their headquarters. In fact, at least one member of the team was on the roof of the annex manning a heavy machine gun when mortars were fired at the CIA compound. The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up support from a Spectre gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/26/cia-operators-were-denied-request-for-help-during-benghazi-attack-sources-say/

This went on for four hours and the White House was able to watch this all take place live. Two drones were above recording what was taking place and it seems one was called in to relieve the other, presumably because of fuel issues. A former Delta operator over at BlackFive writes:

Having spent a good bit of time nursing a GLD (ground Laser Designator) in several garden spots around the world, something from the report jumped out at me.

One of the former SEALs was actively painting the target. That means that Specter WAS ON STATION! Probably an AC130U. A ground laser designator is not a briefing pointer laser. You do not “paint” a target until the weapons system/designator is synched; which means that the AC130 was on station.

Only two places could have called off the attack at that point; the WH situation command (based on POTUS direction) or AFRICOM commander based on information directly from the target area.

If the AC130 never left Sigonella (as Panetta says) that means that the Predator that was filming the whole thing was armed.

If that SEAL was actively “painting” a target; something was on station to engage! And the decision to stand down goes directly to POTUS!

http://www.blackfive.net/main/2012/10/bigger-than-watergate-proof-that-the-president-is-lying-about-benghazi.html

There is also the issue of the former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods and a small team that ignored orders to stand down after they requested permission to go and help.

Former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods was part of a small team who was at the CIA annex about a mile from the U.S. consulate where Ambassador Chris Stevens and his team came under attack. When he and others heard the shots fired, they informed their higher-ups at the annex to tell them what they were hearing and requested permission to go to the consulate and help out. They were told to “stand down,” according to sources familiar with the exchange. Soon after, they were again told to “stand down.”

Woods and at least two others ignored those orders and made their way to the consulate which at that point was on fire. Shots were exchanged. 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.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/26/cia-operators-were-denied-request-for-help-during-benghazi-attack-sources-say/

CIA spokeswoman Jennifer Youngblood denied claims that requests for support were turned down.

“We can say with confidence that the Agency reacted quickly to aid our colleagues during that terrible evening in Benghazi,” she said. “Moreover, no one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. In fact, it is important to remember how many lives were saved by courageous Americans who put their own safety at risk that night-and that some of those selfless Americans gave their lives in the effort to rescue their comrades.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/26/cia-operators-were-denied-request-for-help-during-benghazi-attack-sources-say/

I can’t help but think that this sounds, at least with the information that we are getting, like much of the response to the attacks of September 11, which was no response. Even more disturbing is what BlackFive writes,

“This is bigger than Watergate!… The worst has to be the team on the ground knowing that the President just left you to die.“

http://www.blackfive.net/main/2012/10/bigger-than-watergate-proof-that-the-president-is-lying-about-benghazi.html

All of this was responded to by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday. He said,

The U.S. military did not get involved during the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, last month because officials did not have enough information about what was going on before the attack was over.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/10/27/U-S-Had-Two-Drones-AC-130-Gunship-and-Targets-Painted-In-Benghazi-But-Obama-Didn-t-Pull-The-Trigger

Just how much information did you need? The White House had emails. They had forces on the ground, drones overhead, a live feed, painted targets. For four hours nothing was done while the consulate was attacked. There was a Special Operations team operating in Central Europe that could have been called upon, but weren’t, and could have flown there in less than two hours. But none of this was done.

It is looking more and more as though this was not only a planned attack, but also that either the White House was either negligent and irresponsible in their “non-response” or complicit.

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Missing Pete Open Thread

Two days without a Grudge Report. ::sniff::

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Did 4 Americans die because Obama wants a second term?

LONG STORY SHORT – The Obama State Department:

  • REMOVED U.S. Special Forces from a red-hot danger zone;
  • INSTALLED local militia with ties to Muslim extremists to “guard” the embassy;
  • IGNORED multiple signs that attack(s) were being planned for the anniversary of 9/11;
  • DENIED multiple requests for additional security;
  • LIED for weeks after the attack about what they knew and when they knew it.

SHORT STORY LONG – Here’s the timeline I’ve pieced together, with URLs at the end:

  • 2011 March: Obama authorizes a military assault on Libya’s Gaddafi government, without obtaining the approval of Congress that is required by law.  Only 47% of Americans approve of Obama’s action.
  • 2011 October: The leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, dies. While Gaddafi was admittedly a seriously major creep, he had at least been keeping Al-Qaeda out of Libya. Extremists move into the leadership vacuum left by his death.
  • 2012 February:  The U.S. embassy in Libya requests — and is granted — an extension on their Site Security Team (SST) composed of 16 Special Forces soldiers who provided security, medical and communications support to the embassy. The State Department says the SST can stay four more months. That sets them up to leave Libya in August, shortly before the anniversary of 9/11.
  • 2012 March: Eric Nordstrom, the State Department’s Regional Security Officer, sends a cable to Washington asking for additional diplomatic security agents for Benghazi. He gets no response.
  • 2012 April: Two men throw an IED over the consulate fence.
  • 2012 May: Militant Muslims attack the Red Cross office in Benghazi, then post on Facebook that they’re planning something for the Americans.
  • 2012 June: Unknown assailants blow a ginormous hole in the consulate gate. Four days later, the British ambassador’s car is ambushed by militants with a rocket-propelled grenade.  Another threat appears on Facebook.
  • 2012 July: Nordstrom again asks Washington for additional security for the diplomats in Libya. Again, he gets no response.
  • 2012 August:  Family members of the Libyan militia protecting the consulate receive warnings about an impending attack. Ambassador Stevens wants the 16-special forces SST to stay longer; Washington orders them to leave.
  • 2012 September 8: Members of the Libyan militia protecting the consulate warn U.S. diplomats that the security situation is “frightening.”
  • 2012 September 10:  The day before the anniversary of 9/11, Ayman al Zawahiri, the man who took over as head of Al Qaeda after Osama bin Laden was killed, issues a public call for Libyans to avenge the death of his Libyan deputy, Abu Yahya al Libi, who was killed in June by a U.S. drone.
  • 2012 September 11: American embassies are assaulted in 20 different countries. In Cairo, attackers scale the U.S. embassy walls and replace the U.S. flag with the Islamist banner. The consulate in Benghazi is attacked by about 20 heavily armed men. Our people in the White House, State Department, military, FBI and CIA watch the attack going down in real time.

Click on graphic to embiggen.

SBU means Sensitive but Unclassified.  COM means Chief of Mission – i.e., the Ambassador.

February 17 Brigade is a militia with links to the Muslim Brotherhood, the largest and most influential Islamic movement in the world. It’s credo is, “Allah is our objective; the Quran is our law, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.” Its most famous slogan, which is used worldwide, is “Islam is the solution.”

Click on graphic to embiggen.

Ansar al-Sharia: Translation “Partisans of Islamic Law” is an Islamist militia group in Libya that advocates for the implementation of strict Sharia law throughout Libya.
Category Yellow: Homeland Security uses a five color-coded threat level scale to label the probability of a terrorist attack and its potential gravity. Red is severe risk; Orange is high risk; Yellow is significant risk; Blue is guarded, general risk; Green is low risk.

  • Late on the night of September 11 to 12: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issues a statement that “some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet.”
  • 2012 September 12: Media outlets report that Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans were killed in an attack by well-armed militants.  Reuters reports that some administration officials believe the assault “bears the hallmarks of an organized attack.” Reuters also reports there are indications that members of both al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and Ansar al-Sharia may have been involved in organizing the attacks.  President Obama says he does not believe the “outrageous and shocking attack” was simply due to a protest that turned violent, but he never mentions either the video or the word terrorism. He just says, “My suspicion is that there are folks involved in this who were looking to target Americans from the start.”
  • 2012 September 13:  White House spokesman Jay Carney says “the protests we’re seeing around the region are in reaction to this movie.”
  • 2012 September 14:  Carney says the administration had “no actionable intelligence” that a 9/11 attack was being planned.
  • 2012 September 15:  A CNN reporter walks through the unsecured crime scene at the Benghazi consulate and makes off with Ambassador Stevens’ personal journal.  CNN reads and uses Stevens’ journal entries in news reports, citing it as an unidentified source “familiar with Stevens’ thinking” and saying the ambassador had been concerned about a “rise in Islamic extremism” that posed security threats to him and his staff.
  • 2012 September 16:  Susan Rice, Obama’s Ambassador to the United Nations, appears on multiple Sunday talk shows, saying again and again that a protest over the video was the “proximate cause” of the four American deaths. Libya’s interim president Mohamed Magarief says the assault in Benghazi was not a spontaneous protest, but “was planned, definitely.”
  • 2012 September 19:  National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen testifies before the Senate Homeland Security Committee that the assault was an “opportunistic” attack in which armed terrorists took advantage of an on-going protest. (Olsen was appointed to the position in 2011 by President Obama.)
  • 2012 September 20:  President Obama says, “What we do know is that the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests.” CBS reports that witnesses in Benghazi say there was no protest prior to the armed assault against the consulate.  White House Press Secretary Carney declares it “self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack.”
  • 2012 September 21:  Secretary of State Clinton says “what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack.”
  • 2012 September 25:  In his address to the U.N. General Assembly, Obama makes repeated references to the video, but never mentions terrorism. Then he goes on ABC’s The View and, when asked about Clinton’s statement that “what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack”, Obama blames “extremist militias” and says “we’re still doing an investigation.”
  • 2012 September 26: Libyan president Magarief tells NBC there was no protest prior to the armed assault against the consulate.
  • 2012 September 27:  Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says it’s “clear that there were terrorists who planned that attack.”
  • 2012 September 28:  The Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James Clapper, issues a statement kinda sorta taking the blame for maybe saying there had been a protest that got out of control.  (Clapper was appointed by Obama in 2010 and is subject to his authority, direction, and control.)

2012 October 1: Jon Stewart summarizes the administration’s fumbling in “American Terror Story” [5:09 video embedded]
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-october-1-2012/american-terror-story

  • 2012 October 3:  FBI investigators finally arrive at the crime scene in Benghazi, which has been unsecured since September 11.  (One wonders what exactly constituted all the alleged “investigating” Obama et al. had been claiming they were doing. Isn’t securing the crime scene the FIRST thing you’re supposed to do?)
  • 2012 October 6: U.N. Ambassador Rice says when she was yapping on all those t.v. shows about the video, she had “relied solely and squarely on the information the intelligence community provided to me and other senior U.S. officials.”

2012 October 7: The White House Disinformation Campaign on Libya Summarized [2:52]

  • 2012 October 9:  Senior State Department officials for the first time acknowledge that there was never any protest in Benghazi. Then they blame the whole “blame the video” thing on the intelligence community.
  • 2012 October 10:  Both Lt. Col. Andy Wood (head of the SST the State Department pulled out of Libya in August) and Eric Nordstrom (the State Department’s Regional Security Officer) testify at a House Oversight Committee hearing about how their repeated requests for more security in Libya were denied by Washington. Their testimony is confirmed by cables made public by Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).
  • 2012 October 11: During the vice presidential debate, Biden says, “We weren’t told they wanted more security there.” He also blames the administration’s shifting explanations about the attack on the intelligence community.
  • 2012 October 22:  Members of the February 17 Brigade tasked with guarding the Benghazi consulate say that, on August 28, 2012, they received a tip about a possible attack on the diplomatic compound and that on the morning of 9/11, the consulate asked them to increase security, but later, for some unknown reason, said to never mind.
  • 2012 October 23-24: ABC, CBS and Reuters all release the three emails reproduced above. Reuters notes, “The timing of the emails is consistent with what a senior State Department official told reporters at a briefing on Oct. 9.”
  • 2012 October 24:  When asked about the emails, White House spokesman Jay Carney said the White House knew about those emails as soon as they were received. The word he used was “instantaneously.”
  • 2012 October 26: Fox reported that three urgent requests for military assistance for the Benghazi consulate were sent from the CIA annex. SOMEBODY told the CIA operators they were to stand down. Two former Navy SEALS, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, were at the CIA annex. They wanted to go help defend the consulate. They were ordered to stay put, but DISOBEYED that order. Both died heroically, trying to protect the ambassador and his staff.

I was talking about all this with Dearest and mentioned my blog of Oct 15, 2012 (see URL below) where I showed how President Carter’s approval ratings had gone above 50% for four months after our Tehran embassy personnel had been taken hostage.  And I said, “I bet Obama was pissed they murdered Stevens instead of taking him hostage.”

Dearest said he would not be at all surprised if Obama had actually organized the whole thing.  I was skeptical at first, but when he laid out his reasoning, I had to admit, disgusting as it is, it’s also plausible.

Suppose Obama made a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood, or somebody like them, to swoop into an unprotected compound on 9/11 and take Stevens hostage. And suppose that it was only because Doherty and Woods disobeyed orders to sit on their hands that said attackers found themselves getting shot at by two highly trained Navy SEALS.

Would not the likely outcome be that the attackers would assume they had been taken for suckers and take out their anger at Obama by publicly brutalizing and murdering the guy they were supposed to just kidnap? 

Keep in mind, please, that we have NO EVIDENCE this is what happened. It just seems to make a lot of sense of all of the above, KWIM?

Consider if Stevens had been kidnapped and the American people had acted the way we usually do, rallying around in support of our leader during a time of national crisis. We could easily have been headed toward a sure Obama win on November 6th.

We may owe our national salvation to two heroic Navy SEALS. Had they survived, they would surely have been court-martialed. They knew that and ran into battle anyway, because it was the right thing to do.

It would be poetic to learn this is all true, seeing as it was Navy SEALS who risked their lives to get Osama bin Laden, only to have Obama claim all the credit then blab their identities and operational secrets to our enemies.

You might also want to look at:

Oct 11, 2012 Benghazi — Terrorist Attack & WH Cover Up
https://polination.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/benghazi-terrorist-attack-wh-cover-up/

Oct 15, 2012 Was reduced security an Obama campaign strategy?
https://polination.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/was-reduced-security-an-obama-campaign-strategy/

Oct 22, 2012 How many synonyms are there for appalling?
https://polination.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/how-many-synonyms-are-there-for-appalling/

Oct 26, 2012 Our Military Deserves Better
https://polination.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/our-military-deserve-better/

Oct. 26, 2012 Tyrone Woods’ father on Glenn Beck [2:55]

Sources:

March 24, 2011 – Obama’s Libyan Intervention Has Lowest Approval of Any Military Op Polled by Gallup in 4 Decades

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-s-libyan-intervention-has-lowest-approval-any-military-op-polled-gallup-4-decades

Ansar al-Sharia (Libya)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansar_al-Sharia_%28Libya%29

Oct 14, 2012 – Timeline of Libya Consulate attack reveals administration contradictions
http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/terrorism/261839-timeline-of-libya-attack-reveals-administration-contradictions-

October 22, 2012 – Benghazi Consulate was Tasked with Training Islamist Militia Members
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/benghazi-consulate-was-tasked-with-training-islamist-militia-members/

October 23, 2012 – CBS: Emails detail unfolding Benghazi attack on Sept. 11
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57538689/emails-detail-unfolding-benghazi-attack-on-sept-11/?tag=AverageMixRelated

October 23, 2012 – ABC: Email Alerts Describe 9/11 Benghazi Consulate Assault Unfolding
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/email-alerts-describe-911-benghazi-consulate-assault-unfolding/
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/page/email-attack-us-consulate-benghazi-17549429
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/page/email-attack-us-consulate-benghazi-17549430
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/page/email-attack-us-consulate-benghazi-17549431

October 24, 2012 – Reuters: White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/24/us-usa-benghazi-emails-idUSBRE89N02C20121024

October 26, 2012 – New Explosive Benghazi Allegations: CIA Operators Told to ‘Stand Down’ During Attack As 3 Urgent Requests for Military Back-Up Were Denied
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/explosive-benghazi-allegation-cia-told-to-stand-down-during-attack-3-urgent-requests-for-military-back-up-were-denied/

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I don’t know why I’m crying …

… but I am. Just sobbing. Tears rolling. Glasses fogging up. VIDEO is posted beneat the TEXT. Read this. Please. Then watch the video. After the video link, I’ve posted the latest Colorado election poll numbers.

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October 23, 2012 in Denver, Colorado

As the governor was en route to the amphitheatre they were told the crowd was showing “strong numbers”.  What greeted him was a lot more than just “strong numbers” though.  It was a massive wave of thousands and thousands of supporters.  Before going on the governor apparently peeked out a few times and was shaking his head in disbelief at just how many people were there to see him.  He was told by organizers up to a thousand more were turned away because there simply wasn’t any room left.  People said you could feel the size of the crowd under your feet backstage.  Somebody had passed out a ton of “thundersticks” and the people were banging them together and making this amazing rumbling noise.  There were some real veteran campaigners backstage and I’m told they were all blown away by this crowd in Colorado.  It really was like some big time rock show.  Just a huge response for the governor.

So Governor Romney goes onstage and gives his speech.  The crowd just totally embraces him.  From beginning to end.  Every word.  They are fired up. Loud.  Positive.  Cheering.  Just an amazing moment for the campaign.  Everybody backstage were all smiles and peeking out at all those people and shaking their heads.  This is the kind of moment in a campaign you never forget. Ever. Nobody who hasn’t experienced it can really understand this feeling.  You’re looking at a candidate being transformed right in front of your eyes into the next Leader of the Free World.  They go from being human into something just a bit more. It’s all those people.  That energy.  It kind of fills the candidate up and makes them bigger than life.  And you are watching it happen in real time.  Right then.

The governor returns backstage and he is smiling and shaking hands, taking congratulations from everybody around him.  He’s saying how great it was.  Somebody yells out he’s going to win Colorado and the governor laughs and says he thinks so too.  And then something very interesting happens.  He moves away from the group of people just a bit.  Maybe ten or fifteen feet or so.  Just enough to have a little space to himself.  And enough people notice that the area gets a lot more quiet, and they are trying to watch the governor without looking like they are watching the governor.  They can all kind of tell something is happening right then.  It was described as something very peaceful and powerful that came over that backstage area for a moment.  And the governor, he lowers his head and his eyes shut tight and you could see him take a slow deep breath and then he lets it out and says quietly, but just loud enough for some to hear, “Lord, if this is your will, please help to make me worthy.  Please give me the strength Lord.”  And then his eyes open up, and he’s back to smiling and laughing and shaking hands and being the candidate once again.

I’m 100% convinced Mitt Romney was shaken to his soul right then and there.  I think at that moment it was sinking in he might really be the next American president, and it humbled him right to his core, in every nerve of his body.  And as he was saying that little prayer, you could hear the sound of thunder from all those thundersticks outside. Like this huge low rumble that just surrounded all of them at once.  A quiet little prayer, and the sound of thunder.

The sound of God.

[Bold added by CtH]

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Oct 23, 2012: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in Denver Colorado (9 electoral votes)
Over 10.000 people packed Red Rocks Amphitheater [8:55]
You can see the thundersticks in the audience

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NBC News/WSJ/Marist Poll of Likely Voters in Colorado
September 2012  = Obama 50% vs. Romney 45% vs. Other 1% vs. Undecided 4%
October 25, 2012 = Obama 48% vs. Romney 48% vs. Other 2% vs. Undecided 2%

Rasmussen/PPP October 21: Both show Obama 48% vs. Romney 49%

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Sources:
http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/10/25/white-house-insider-mitt-romneys-quiet-prayer-amidst-the-sound-of-thunder/

Click to access NBC%20News_WSJ_Marist%20Poll%20Colorado%20Annotated%20Questionnaire_October%2025%202012.pdf


http://electoral-vote.com/

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Our military deserve better

Who am I kidding? This is personal. MY KIDS DESERVE BETTER!

Obama slept while Americans were killed

http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/10/obama-slept-while-americans-were-killed/

Evidence is coming out that someone in the Obama administration ORDERED the military to NOT go in and rescue the ambassador. The truth about this needs to be told and told again.

The Lars Larson Show – Oct 24, 2012 [14:29]

http://soundcloud.com/thelarslarsonshow/charles-woods-father-of-former

Charles Woods, Father of Former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods Who Gave His Life in Benghazi … “in six more days, he would have been home”

Larson: “Today I got a call, out of the blue, from the father of one of the Americans who was murdered in Benghazi, Libya Charles Woods explained that he never calls talk shows, but was upset over news he had heard and just decided to call me. He talked about his son, Tyrone Woods, who was killed along with Ambassador Chris Stevens and two other Americans who were trying to save the life of the Amb. After 37 years, there are still days that this business takes your breath away.”

I was so struck by this man’s impression of Obama and Clinton. One of my military kids met President Bush on the South Lawn in 2007. She was utterly whelmed by how intense and sincere he was, looking the warriors directly in the eyes “like he was looking down into our souls” and thanking them for their service. These were kids, out of basic, but still training for their MOS. What a contrast to the cold fish treatment this Gold Star Dad got from the frauds in this administration. It sickens me.

H/t GP

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The UnPrecedentedly Phony Presidency

CNN: Not Only Is Obama’s Plan Old But It Doesn’t Add Up [4:01]

It’s clear President Obama can’t defend his record. That’s why he’s talking about small things, like Big Bird, Binders & Bayonets [1:11]

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Oct 25 Pray for Our Nation

Therefore, I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercession, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence, for this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior. ~1 Tim 2:1-3

Lord, Our nation needs Your guidance and direction. We humbly ask that Your Spirit intercede with the leaders of the nation, giving them the wisdom to make decisions that will honor You. We pray fervently for peace both here and abroad. Let us live with reverence for You and with peace in our hearts for our fellow man. We know this is your desire. May we always remember that You are our God and Savior. Amen.

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