By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com
There is a new revelation in the Benghazi, Libya, tragedy where four Americans were murdered in a terror attack on September 11, 2012. An email has surfaced that some are calling a “smoking gun” because it lays out the talking points to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice in prep for the Sunday talk shows. Rice said the attack was motivated by a protest because of an anti-Islamic video. There was no protest, and the video did not cause an attack. Everyone on the ground in Libya knew this was a well-planned terror attack by an al-Qaeda linked group. The second in command for the State Department was on the phone with the White House and told his boss, Hillary Clinton, that this was a terror attack. It was clearly a terror attack, and that has been established as fact. It was established as a fact early on. Hillary Clinton said in Congressional testimony, “What difference does it make?” Here’s why this is important on all sides. Ms. Clinton is the clear Democratic front runner for President in 2016. I’ll add to Mrs. Clinton’s rhetorical question, what difference does it make–if I lied about Benghazi? What Mrs. Clinton said about Benghazi was a huge lie. It was a terror attack, and now it looks like it was covered up just weeks before a presidential election. My question: Why wasn’t Hillary Clinton the one on the Sunday talk shows? It was her ambassador, her employee that was murdered.
The Ukraine crisis is getting worse and not better. Violence in the Eastern part of the country is heating up, and there is no end in sight. The U.S. is ratcheting up sanctions, but they are not hurting Russia–yet. Sanctions could backfire and hurt the U.S. and the world economy, but that hasn’t happened either–yet. Meanwhile, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has arranged a rescue package to the pro-Western government that came to power in a coup. Here’s the interesting point about this two year deal: it’s in SDR currency, not U.S. dollars. I can only speculate what this means, but is the IMF tipping it’s hand as to what the new global reserve currency will be? Who knows?
I told you last week that the situation was going to get worse in the Middle East when it comes to the Israeli and Palestinian peace talks. The talks completely broke down when Hamas made peace with the Palestinian Authority after splitting seven years ago. I didn’t think it would be Secretary ofState, John Kerry that would be the one to make matters worse by comparing Israel to an apartheid state. Remember, this is the top diplomat in the U.S. talking about the top U.S. ally in the Middle East. What did he hope to gain by saying this? Neither Hamas nor the PA will recognize Israel’s right to even exist.
According to the World Bank, China is poised to pass the U.S. as the top economy in the world. Is there any surprise that would happen when U.S. manufacturing was shipped overseas, much of it to China. Meanwhile, the U.S. economy grew at .1% in the first quarter. Oh yeah, don’t worry, it was the weather that caused the slowdown—right. The stock market hit fresh all-time highs this week. My friend Gregory Mannarino at TradersChoice.net says the reason why the stock market is rising is traders expect the Fed to keep up the easy money policies. Mannarino contends there has never been a Fed ‘taper.’ If the Fed was cutting back on bond buying, interest rates would be rising and stocks would be falling. Mannarino says the Fed is not going to allow that to happen, especially in an election year. Mannarino adds that the system will eventually crash no matter what the Fed does. It’s all a matter of when, not if.
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