Posted By LambChop
The mainstream media has been running in circles over the past 2 weeks trying to keep up, refute and discredit the scandals pouring out of the White House. Conservatives have known since the election in 2008 that Obama would prove to be a hyper-political, dictatorial and ideological nightmare as a President. Sadly, the media did not fully grasp this fact.
Five years later, the Obama administration has proven to have a penchant for the Inquisition – creating enemies lists, pursuing those who disagreed with zeal and investigating and prosecuting those who leak. Finally, the one scandal came to light that the media cannot ignore – the AP wiretapping scandal.
Eric Holder’s DOH announced last week that they had set up a “dragnet” to clandestinely target communications to and from the Associated Press. Multiple offices, cell and home phones and email records have been monitored by the Obama/Holder DOJ. The New York Times’ labeled the months-long secret action as a “fishing expedition for sources and an effort to frighten off whistle-blowers.”
Attorney General Holder has defended the wiretaps claiming that they were the result of a criminal investigation involving a foiled “terrorist plot” in Yemen that included highly classified material. Holder claimed the leaks were among “the top two or three most serious leaks that I’ve ever seen” in a 35-year career. “It put the American people at risk, and that is not hyperbole,” he said in an apparent reference to an article on May 7, 2012, that disclosed the foiling of a terrorist plot by Al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen to bomb an airliner. “And trying to determine who was responsible for that, I think, required very aggressive action.”
How interesting. The AP scandal wiretap acts have been justified in order to prevent a terrorist attack? From Al-Qaeda in Yemen? This is the same administration who claimed that there is no such thing as a terrorist attack - only “man-caused disasters. “ Obama has repeatedly told us that Al Qaeda was “decimated.” (Obama claimed Al Qaeda was on the path to defeat or decimated 32 times in the TWO months following the Benghazi attack). This is the same administration who claimed Major Nidal Hasan who wounded more than 30 people and killed 13 at Ft. Hood army base in Texas in 2009 was not a terrorist. Hasan was labeled by the Obama administration as a “lone wolf” and the action as “work place violence” despite Hasan’s professed allegiance to radical Islam and ties to Yemen-based cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. Awlaki was later discovered to be on Obama’s enemies list and was targeted and killed by a drone attack in 2011. The hypocrisy is astounding.