New Benghazi Account Bolsters CIA
Intelligence officials have disclosed a new detailed timeline of the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, acknowledging the CIA played a greater role in responding to the attack than has previously been disclosed. A senior U.S. intelligence official also insisted that the CIA security team that initially responded to the attack was not given orders “to stand down in providing support,” as had been suggested in media reports.
The timeline provided by a senior U.S. intelligence official gives the first precise account of how CIA security teams provided the first response to the Sept. 11 attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, which killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
The attack has become a political hot potato in the presidential campaign, with conservatives accusing the administration of not being transparent. The State Department has previously released a detailed account of the night’s events, but did not acknowledge a CIA role in the response. The timeline given by a senior Intelligence official confirms that the facility previously described by the State Department as an annex, was in fact, a facility housing CIA security officers. It does not provide any additional details on the current intelligence assessment that the attack was an opportunistic result of earlier protests that day outside the U.S. embassy in Cairo over an anti-Muslim movie.
The official says there was “no second guessing” of those on the ground in Libya by senior officials either in Libya or Washington.
“There were no orders to anybody to stand down in providing support,” said the official. The official’s comments appeared to be a direct rebuttal of a Fox News report that CIA teams on the ground had been told by superior officers to “stand down” from providing security support to the consulate.
(Reuters) – Anti-government extremists opposed to taxes and regulations pose a growing threat to local law enforcement officers in the United States, the FBI warned on Monday.
These extremists, sometimes known as “sovereign citizens,” believe they can live outside any type of government authority, FBI agents said at a news conference.
The extremists may refuse to pay taxes, defy government environmental regulations and believe the United States went bankrupt by going off the gold standard.
Routine encounters with police can turn violent “at the drop of a hat,” said Stuart McArthur, deputy assistant director in the FBI’s counterterrorism division.
“We thought it was important to increase the visibility of the threat with state and local law enforcement,” he said. …
“We are being inundated right now with requests for training from state and local law enforcement on sovereign-related matters,” said Casey Carty, an FBI supervisory special agent.
Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, a prisoners’ rights activist ever since he was a guest of the State of Tennessee himself, has written an article for the Post & Email about a jail house buddy of his who innocently shot to death, in self-defense, in the back of the head, a woman who was on the floor.
Walt sounds half-way sane, if in another world, in the first segment of a call he made last week to the FBI in defense of his pal, the convicted and sentenced to life murderer:
And then comes full-blown Fitz:
We may have the most patient security services in the world, if this call is any evidence.
(CNN) — Detroit’s mayor is proposing a new approach to increasing public safety: offering police officers and firefighters foreclosed homes for as little as $1,000.
The idea came from police officers who wanted to live closer to their jobs, according to Karen Dumas, a spokeswoman for Detroit Mayor Dave Bing.
“We think it’s a great opportunity for officers to come back to the city, for those renting and for those coming into the force,” Dumas said.
The initiative, dubbed Project 14, will give police a chance to buy 200 homes that are part of the city’s inventory. In addition, officers could receive up to $150,000 for renovation in the neighborhoods of East English Village and Boston-Edison.
The twist is, it was recently elected Tea Party Congressman Billy Long (R-MO) who sent the FBI after Bungalow Bill’s Clay Bowler, who during the recent election season, thought Long wasn’t conservative enough for the Tea Party.
Arnott said U.S. Capitol police canvassed members of Congress to come up with a list of people across the country who might be considered potential threats to members of Congress. It’s up to local law enforcement to protect members of Congress when they return to their home districts.
This is seriously wrong. Yes, elected officials should report threats they receive. Yes, law enforcement agencies should investigate threats to elected officials. But no politician should be allowed to use the FBI to intimidate people who opposed them in an election campaign. Billy Long should come clean about the exact threat of which he accuses Clay Bowler or apologize and clear the man’s name. No blogger should have to fear the government or anybody else, without genuine and extreme cause.
When I wrote last week about the dead sovereign citizen cop-killers, Jerry Kane and his son Joseph, I didn’t think it could get more strange, but it has.
An Ohio friend of Jerry Kane’s told the Dayton Daily News:
Black said Kane had two daughters and one son, Joseph. She doesn’t know where the grown daughters are today.
“We kind of expected that about him,” Black said of the elder Kane. “Joseph just got sucked in. That poor kid never had a chance. He was denied any outside contact, they had no church affiliation. The kid only knew what Jerry told him.”
One of Kane’s daughters told police of an incident in her family in 2007, when Joseph was only 13:
The 16-year-old involved in the murder of two West Memphis police officers considered shooting law enforcement personnel in the past, according to a statement his sister gave Ohio police.
Jessica Gutierrez, Joseph Kane’s sister, said in a statement to the Troy, Ohio, Police Department in 2007 that she heard her brother ask his mother whether he should shoot police officers arresting his dad, Jerry Kane.
“Mom, should I go get the guns out of the van?” Gutierrez recounted Joseph Kane saying. “Mom, let me go out, check on the dogs, and grab a gun. Then, if dad comes out, I’ll start shooting.”
At the time, Joseph Kane could have been no older than 13.
Not only did this father of the year raise his son to be a killer, but here is one of the daughters, too, raised right: Heather Kane is serving a 13-year sentence in Arizona for plotting a murder.
One of the daughters of Jerry Kane, the 45-year-old anti-government extremist Arkansas State Police believe killed two West Memphis policeman last week, pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder for a 2006 plot to kill a woman she discovered on her ex-boyfriend’s MySpace page.
Heather Michelle Kane, 26, is being held at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Perryville, Ariz., after pleading guilty in 2007 to attempted first-degree murder and attempted kidnapping. A judge sentenced her to 13 years in prison. …
A source asking not to be identified because of connections to the Kane family confirmed that Heather Kane had lived for many years in Ohio with her father, Jerry Kane, before moving to Arizona with her mother.
This is the third mother I’ve heard of. Joseph’s mother, Hope, died some years ago. Now Heather’s mother in Arizona. Then there was a recent, common law step-mother, Donna Lee Wray, who lives in Florida, who is now claiming her family were “slaughtered,” “massacred” by federal snipers, somehow witnessed by the Russians. She has released a sovereign-riddled statement, here in PDF, to that effect.
Police chiefs from 10 major U.S. cities, including Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., expressed strong disapproval of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law today, May 26 in a meeting with US Attorney General Eric Holder. …
Tucson Chief of Police Roberto Villaseñor discussed what he told Holder. “We have all expressed concern that this will cause a divide between our communities and our agencies,” he said.
Recent declines in crime, Villaseñor explained, have resulted from hard-won close relations between the community and the police. Police are more successful in protecting communities from crime when they have good communication and close ties to the people they protect. …
San Jose Chief of Police Ron Davis said the police understand people’s “frustration” with the broken immigration system. He added, however, that local law enforcement agencies should not be handed immigration enforcement as a top priority. In addition to driving a “wedge” between the police and the communities they protect, local law enforcement agencies don’t have the resources to enforce federal laws. “It’s a matter of resources, and its a matter of trying to figure out what our priorities are,” he noted.
Major city police chiefs have agreed on this point for many years, Davis added.
Chief Harris stated, “Immigration is a serious issue. It’s a federal responsibility to resolve those problems.”
The 16-year-old kid who died in a shoot-out with police on Friday never had a chance, not with the father he had, a right wing extremist who viewed the government and its agencies as sworn enemies, a sovereign citizen and a mortgage redemption con man. The kind of person Bill Clinton was talking about around the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing or Janet Napolitano was talking about with that right wing terrorism report last year, and like the Hutaree, who were arrested to prevent them from killing cops–domestic terrorists, in other words.
In case you are not familiar with the sovereign citizens movement, this brief description is from the FBI:
Today, we look at a third threat—the “sovereign citizen” extremist movement. Sovereign citizens are anti-government extremists who believe that even though they physically reside in this country, they are separate or “sovereign” from the United States. As a result, they believe they don’t have to answer to any government authority, including courts, taxing entities, motor vehicle departments, or law enforcement.
This causes all kinds of problems—and crimes. For example, many sovereign citizens don’t pay their taxes. They hold illegal courts that issue warrants for judges and police officers. They clog up the court system with frivolous lawsuits and liens against public officials to harass them. And they use fake money orders, personal checks, and the like at government agencies, banks, and businesses.
That’s just the beginning. Not every action taken in the name of the sovereign citizen ideology is a crime, but the list of illegal actions committed by these groups, cells, and individuals is extensive (and puts them squarely on our radar). In addition to the above, sovereign citizens:
Commit murder and physical assault;
Threaten judges, law enforcement professionals, and government personnel;
Impersonate police officers and diplomats;
Use fake currency, passports, license plates, and driver’s licenses; and
Engineer various white-collar scams, including mortgage fraud and so-called “redemption” schemes.
It strikes me that if people don’t want to be citizens, maybe we can exchange them for immigrants who do want to be citizens from some lawless place in the world. Then everybody’s happy and nobody has to go to war against our government, drive around with AK47s in their cars, prepared to slaughter police, or terrorize census workers with shotguns.
Ninety minutes before the shoot-out in a Walmart parking lot in Arkansas, where father and son were killed, and a sheriff and a deputy were shot, they’d murdered two policemen on an Interstate traffic stop. Two policemen with children. Dead and gone. As sorry as I feel about the death of this young man, and I see him as a victim of abysmal parenting and extreme right wing politics, mostly, I feel a whole lot sorrier for the families of the police officers killed in the line of duty.
Jerry Kane, the father, discussed his views on violence regarding an IRS agent last year, with his young son present:
Violence doesn’t solve anything, OK. It’s not violence that we’re after. The Bible even tells us that if you’re going to go and make war against somebody, you have to have to kill their sheep and their goats and their chickens and their babies and their wives. OK? You have to kill them all. So what we’re after here is not fighting, it’s conquering. I don’t want to have to kill anybody, but if they keep messing with me, that’s what it’s going to have to come out. That’s what it’s going to come down to, is I’m going to have to kill. And if I have to kill one, then I’m not going to be able to stop, I just know it. I mean I have an addictive personality. I haven’t had a drink in 18 years because I can’t handle this shit. …
Later, the son describes his view on violence. “They drew first blood. You are self-defending.”
His father then asks of the audience: ”Can anybody tell that my son has never been to school? … He slipped though the cracks.”
Yes, we can tell your brainwashed son never went to school, you dumb dead fuck.
And here is the boy’s recent step-mother playing sovereign citizen:
I, Donna-Lee; Wray, am a titled sovereign, neutral, non-combatant, child of God, my Creator and free man upon the land of the Republic of Florida, hereby proclaims that: I am not a United States Citizen; 14th Amendment Citizen; Trustee; Beneficiary; Surety; Debtor; Corporation or other Corporate Entity and that I am a living, flesh and blood man, of legal age, competent to testify, having firsthand knowledge of the truth and facts contained herein being correct, certain and not misleading.
I, Donna-Lee; Wray, am not the Surety, Trustee, Beneficiary or Administrator of any presumed or appointed constructive trust, agreement, implied or expressed contract[s] or liability regarding, DONNA LEE WRAY; DONNA L. WRAY; DONNA WRAY, or any derivative thereof, which is a corporation, corporate fiction and entity and I deny the existence of any trust, agreement, implied or expressed contract[s] and or relationship between my living man and the above corporate fictional entity and any local, county, state or federal corporate government body, entity, agent or agency.
I, Donna-Lee; Wray, deny consent and refuse any future liability, assignment or appointment as a trustee, surety, beneficiary or administrator over any implied, presumed or constructive trust indenture relationship[s] regarding the above corporate fictional entity and or any relationship with any corporate governmental entity, agent or agency. To bring or rely upon an action in equity; the opposition must give equity to receive equity and any presumptive bill of equity has been discharged, settled and the trust executed, ad infinitum.
I, Donna-Lee; Wray, doth hereby certify that this declaration is presented [at-arms-length] and [with-clean-hands], in affidavit form to prove the truth of a matter, with all rights reserved, without prejudice or recourse, UCC 1-308 and hereto affirms that the content contained herein, to be true, correct, complete, not misleading, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
The crazy was all over this family and now the step-mother is saying the FBI told her the boy was the shooter. She says the father would never have done such a thing–let’s face facts, even if that were true, the son was doing what his father taught him.
Her husband’s friend, Tim Baulky, tells it differently:
“He had claimed more than once it would be suicide by cop and he was going to take as many of them with him as he could,” Baulky said. “Everybody knew something like this would happen. It’s not that he wanted to die; he wanted to go out in a blaze of glory. He wanted his name to live forever.”
Law enforcement in Ohio had known for years what was coming from Jerry Kane:
In March 2004, Kane was in traffic court again for expired tags and a seat belt violation, according to Clark County Municipal Court records.
Judge Denise Moody sentenced Kane to six days of community service, a move that triggered increased anti-establishment ire.
Linda Durst, who owns a home next to Kane’s former property at 1515 S. Limestone St., said that at about the same time, Kane erected a sign in front of his house that denigrated the judge and hung a noose from a tree in his yard.
That July, Kane, with 9-year-old son Joseph by his side, paid a visit to Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly, asking for his intervention in Kane’s issues with Moody. Kelly said he was already leery of Kane and had him searched for weapons before he agreed to sit down with him.
Joseph was carrying a toy gun and mimicked the anti-government phrases his father used, Kelly said. Kane seemed aggressive, according to the sheriff.
Instead of intervening with the judge, Kelly issued a written memo to local law enforcement in which the sheriff urged officers to approach Kane with caution.
“He is rebellious and against government and the U.S.,” Kelly wrote. “Will have problems with this subject when trying to apprehend, armed and dangerous.”
As the coming days unfold, will the right wing bloggers and media, the most conservative politicians, waste no time defending this madness, joking about it or claiming it doesn’t exist–just as they’ve done before, again and again, over the past two years?
As for the genuine crazies, they’ve got it figured out:
An interesting Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report prepared for Prime Minister Putin circulating in the Kremlin today states that Obama’s top spy chief Admiral Dennis Blair [photo top left with Obama] abruptly resigned on Friday after the US President ordered the “immediate assassination” of an anti-government dissident and his 16 year old son in the US State of Arkansas.
As the Director of National Intelligence, Admiral Blair controlled 16 US spy agencies (including the Homeland Security Department, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Coast Guard) and had warned the US Congress this past February that for the first time in American history Obama’s government was asserting the right to assassinate any American citizen they deemed was a terrorist. …
This SVR report, however, states that upon nearing the roadblock Kane and his son came under fire from US military snipers targeting them for assassination whereupon fire was returned from Kane’s vehicle allowing them to escape death but resulting in the other police officers deaths.
After escaping, this report continues, a “furious” Admiral Blair called the White House to “demand” an explanation of what was occurring only to be “firmly rebuffed” by Obama officials who had set up this assassination plot causing Blair to “angrily retort” he would have nothing more to do with Obama and his resignation would be on the President’s desk “as soon as I write the fucking thing up”.
Once Admiral Blair was “sidelined” by the White House, this SVR report further states, Obama officials ordered their forces to “terminate” both Kane and his son so the true facts of this assassination would never reach a court of law, and which occurred when Kane and his son were gunned down by an estimated 80 military, federal and local police personal.