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“FOR ME, THE TALIBAN IS ON THE INSIDE OF THE BUILDING”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Oct. 11, 2012) — A former regional security officer for Libya, Eric Nordstrom, testified on Wednesday that security at U.S. embassy buildings was “inadequate” prior to the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi and that “For me, the Taliban is on the inside of the building.”
Four Americans were killed during the attack, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens.
In a hearing held by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee which lasted approximately three and one-half hours, in regard to his requests for security, Nordstrom explained his position during his testimony, “It was abundantly clear we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an incident. And the question that we would ask is, again, how thin does the ice have to get before someone falls through?”
When Rep. Jim Jordan asked Lt. Col. Andrew Wood and Nordstrom if they ever “pulled their hair out” from frustration, Wood and Nordstrom each answered in turn that they did not receive the security assistance for which they had expressed a need. “We were fighting a losing battle. We couldn’t even keep what we had,” said Wood, who had been part of a Security Support Team (SST) in Libya and whose detail had ended in August, told committee chairman Darrell Issa that “superior weapons and superior tactics” could have prevented the deaths of the four Americans killed in Benghazi on September 11.
Nordstrom had requested “12 agents” and been told by a superior that he had requested “the sun, the moon and the stars.” Nordstrom had testified that security was “inappropriately low” in Libya for U.S. personnel.
Did Nordstrom mean that the State Department is “the enemy within,” or did he mean that because of poor security, members of the Taliban were able to enter the embassies? He began his statement with the words “For me.”
Where did the Libyan weapons go after Muommar Gaddafi, who had considered himself Obama’s “friend,” was removed from power? Why did Egypt’s new Muslim Brotherhood president applaud Obama’s “quick” response of support for the Arab Spring?
Has “democracy” come to those Middle Eastern countries, or a new kind of dictatorship?
The writer who exposed Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s “chickens coming home to roost” sermon has asked if U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was targeted for assassination.
Obama has been named a foreign-born domestic enemy by a retired member of the U.S. military and has since been accused of treason by many others, some of them public figures such as Atty. Larry Klayman, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, New Hampshire State Senator Harry Accornero and commentator Alex Jones. Mainstream newspapers and even search engines have reported citizens’ complaints of treason against Obama.
Obama has been named in the commission of treason for interfering in the Libyan civil war following the Arab Spring uprisings in which the U.S. provided assistance to Libyan rebels without consulting Congress. In violation of Article I, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution, he acted as chairman of the United Nations Security Council. His health care bill is now forcing hospitals to reject readmission to patients who have been discharged within 30 days. The crafters of the bill had denied that health care would be rationed.
Muslims now occupy prominent positions in the U.S. government. The “Occupy” movement, which seeks to tear down capitalism, was publicly supported by Obama. Who initiated it?
Republicans were described as having “hammered” the two State Department employees during the hearing on Wednesday. But did the State Department do everything possible to protect its diplomats overseas?
What about today’s U.S. death in a Middle Eastern country?
Who is “the enemy from within?” The State Department, United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, and Obama continued to insist days after the September 11 attacks on U.S. embassies in Cairo and Benghazi that a poorly-made anti-Islamic video was the source of the violence. State Department personnel at Wednesday’s hearing continued to defend their superiors, citing the “intelligence” available at the time.
Is it possible that Obama is worse than we think? What about his ring? Do most Americans know about Sarah P. Herlihy’s question regarding a Muslim becoming president posed just a few short years ago, especially when Herlihy’s law firm had donated to Obama?
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero