Lara Logan holds no punches as she tells the truth about the Taliban and Al Qeda in Afghanistan and other Islamist countries. Where is the Obama administration's position on this? According to Ms Logan, the White House has lied and deceived our country which should not be political--because politics will not keep the US safe from these radical organizations. They have one goal in mind and that is the destruction of the US and the implementation of world radical Islam!
This speech should be watched by every American adult, even if their "Dancing with the Stars" attention span may make it painful for them to sit through the whole 20 minutes. The speech shown here is one big nail that will be pounded into the coffin in which we will bury the incompetent and duplicitous Obama presidency. Kudos to Ms. Logan for her candidness. She puts her meek apologist shill colleagues to shame.
forget the "being lied to" and listen to her message. those who focus on that comment are smokescreening the issue of what is really happening. just listen to this administration who would have us believe the bad guys are on the run and dwindling in numbers. be real folks. our foreign policy is a shambles and our economy a disaster.
Actually the Viet Cong DID care what Americans did in America. And they most certainly DID have a worldwide struggle of which VN was simply one front. Logan has either never heard of the Commintern or has fudged it's significance. That war also had plenty of traitors and soft-diplomacy types. John Kerry is the most prominent surviving turncoat from that conflict and should have been hanging from a well-worn noose long ago. But baby steps. She does recognize the Global Caliphate which is hey! Glenn Beck stuff! I hope everyone doesn't have to get gang raped to figure out what is going on. We absolutely ARE at war with Islam. And we should be.
For those who've been dismissing her as a latecomer to reality, here's a reminder of something from 2 years ago http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lara_Logan
"Michael Hastings criticism
Logan was criticized in June 2010 for her remarks about another journalist, Michael Hastings, and her view that reporters who embed with the military ought not to write about the general banter they hear. An article by Hastings in Rolling Stone that month quoted General Stanley A. McChrystal and his staff—comments Hastings overheard while traveling with McChrystal—criticizing U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden and other officials, after which President Obama fired McCrystal as his commander in Afghanistan. Logan told CNN that Hastings' reporting had violated an unspoken agreement between reporters who travel with military personnel not to report casual comments that pass between them.
Quoting her statement, "I mean, the question is, really, is what General McChrystal and his aides are doing so egregious, that they deserved to end a career like McChrystal’s? I mean, Michael Hastings has never served his country the way McChrystal has," CNN's former chief military correspondent, Jamie McIntyre, said that it was indeed egregious, and her comments reinforced the worst stereotype of embedded reporters. He went on to quote Admiral Mike Mullen's statement that military personnel are required to be neutral and should not criticize civilian leaders.
Glenn Greenwald of Salon wrote that she had done courageous reporting over the years, but had come to see herself as part of the government and military."
This is not somebody who's been kowtowing to the liberal mindset.
If you actually want to make things better, welcome the latecomer to your side rather than keep her out because she wasn't as much a genius as you were, yesterday. You win by including people, not excluding them.
Maybe she just had a belly-full. Maybe she has reasons to like Obama but on this one she saw red. Whatever.
I have to say that some of the comments here about Ms. Logan are pretty repulsive. She's been putting herself in the middle of war zones for over 10 years and although I thought her troubles in Egypt were partly a result of stupidity on the part of whoever put her in the middle of that mob, she's obviously an intelligent woman and independent thinker. I don't know her politics but if we disagree on that, she's still got my admiration. most men wouldn't dare place themselves in the kind of danger that she's lived through.
You are spot on. People who make disparaging remarks about her have no idea what they are talking about. The woman has been going against the grain to a degree that I wondered how CBS would keep her on. They aren't tolerant when it comes to views like hers. Great comment and all the other folks here that crap on her are ignorant.
Connecting her reportage to her assault is wrong. She has been on this story for years. One of the bravest reporters on this scene by far. Her link of the Pearl murder to faux journalistic ethics of impartiality was brilliant. Maybe CBS will rescind Couric's Cronkite award for the Palin interview it give to Logan for her body of work? You think?
Connecting her assault to a personal epiphany is wrong. She has been covering this story honestly for years. She is by far the one of the bravest reporters on this story ever. Her connection of the Pearl murder to faux journalistic ethics of impartiality was brilliant. Maybe CBS will rescind Couric'c Cronkite award for the Palin interview and give to Logan for her body of work? You think?
Lara Logan was brilliant. The real question will our government do anything about it or allow obama to continue to put America in danger?
What a wonderful speech. Three cheers for Lara Logan for standing up and telling the truth that most of us already knew. But that sadly, many turn a blind eye to. If Obama thinks the war is over, perhaps he and his lovely family should vacation there really soon. I'm suspecting, they'll have plenty of time to do so come January 2013!
I found lots more at FoxNation on the same issue:
God Bless her. Thank God Almighty he saved her that dreadful day she was gang raped covering the Arab Spring
. She lives today to tell the real truth and wake up America!!! God be with her! We have been dupped as a country and continued lies coming from the President!
Wow !! A star is born. All I knew before this vid was that she was a journalist who was raped and almost died at the hands of savages in Egypt.
She is so right about what she says regarding Pakistan. If Pakistan is taken out completely without a shred of mercy, BOOM ... Al Qaeda, the Taliban and 80% of the world's terrorism will disappear there and then. It's a totally failed country and is dependent on Saudi Arabia and the other Wahhabi Arab nations for their upkeep .... and that upkeep entails that they have madrasas and training camps for suicide bombers and terrorists every few blocks. The other billions they get from you Americans goes into the Swiss bank accounts of their corrupt government.
I disagree with her on one thing, though. The dead soldiers were put there by all of those groups, but they were also aided by a person or people who have no business being in our govt. They were put there by people like General Dempsey, who should be tried for treason, who seems to blame our men for offending terrorists, by perhpas showing the bottom of their shoes? He's not a general, he's a traitor. We need to start enforcing our treason laws, if we're ever going to get a grip on this.
God Bless her.
Real reporters aren't conservative or liberal. The thing is, is that when you dig for the facts and tell the truth you come off as conservative because what we stand for is in fact the truth. Obviously that sounds biased because I'm a conservative, but who is it who's always hiding the real story? The liberal media. As a counter example, because it's one I've read a lot about, the Duke Cunningham bribery scandal. Not one conservative news outlet tried to cover that up or downplay it to make him look less guilty, we're appalled by corruption no matter which party is involved. The liberal media and the people who follow them on the other hand are complicit in a slew of cover-ups which we see unfolding daily, voter fraud/intimidation, Benghazi, the real unemployment and Obama's job creation numbers, green energy cronyism, illegal campaign donations etc.
I just happened to turn on FOX with Martha yesterday, which I never do anymore, but for a minute I watched. I guess I wanted to see if they were telling the truth or lying by ommission which they do. She had someone on about this, and low and behold, she spoke about this, but she left out the part about Americans being "lied to and misled." They purposely left it out. They have enabled this disgusting human being, Obama since day one, by ommission, or feigned ignorance. This is why I never watch FOX anymore.
Thank you Lara Logan. You are a beautiful human being for doing this. Beautiful inside as well as outside. They didn't return. They've always been there. Since the founding actually. Why would they go away now? Simply because Obama graced the world with his disgusting prescence? He thought he won the debate, merely by showing up too. FOX, you are not fair and balanced. You give a forum to liars.
For me, when Lara Logan speaks, I am still saddened. The following is Lara Logan speaking on the Charlie Rose show 9/13 on Iraq; Government Officials, “Iraq handed on a silver plate to Iran” at 14 min in & 16 min into interview.
"Your deadliest enemies on the Afghan battlefield have completely freedom of movement inside Pakistan with the blessing of the Pakistanis. And every commander that's sat in your shoes has had to try and build a relationship and go through the same motions time and time again. And the effect on the battlefield remains exactly the same: American soldiers continue to die because of the support Pakistan gives to America's enemies."
"You just stated the truth."
I'm going to take a leap and say she's the best investigative journalist out in the field of battle that I have ever seen. For her to come out and take on the WH (regardless of who is in it) and point out the lies they are telling takes a tremendous amount of courage and strength. I salute her and she is a true patriot and honest journalist without political bent. Extremely rare in journalism now.
CBS is helping hand the election to Romney. Of course, they aren't handing it to him because all they are doing is their job. Obama is handing Romney the election because it's being revealed just how much of a corrupted liar he is...and is willing to put us in danger just so his Marxist a$$ can get re-elected. How much respect does that show for our troops or our intelligence officers? Absolutely zero. His election is more important than their lives.
The POS President needs to go.
I wonder how many CBS reporters are very angry about her doing this, and very angry that CBS is letting her do it. CBS gets 10 stars for this.
When you get flies in your house do you run outside with a fly swatter and try to kill them or do you put screens on you house to keep them out?
Let's send the coward-in-chief to lead the charge (talk to his buds) in Libya. After all he denied the Ambassador security and thought nothing of denying it. It is too late for a swift response so a deadly one will do.
I posted this link on the John Bolton video link of RS also.. If your interested in reading a detailed expanded version of Laras outlook and Radical Muslim thoughts I suggest this 15 pages as a starting point. The explanation of its origin are in my original post under the John Bolton video link provided by The Great Right Scoop.
What is this trend I'm seeing? Laura Logan and CBS newsers actually telling the truth about this administration? Shades of the waning Carter years. To me it looks like Romney has gained some serious ground against Obama. That some in the media are willing to speak a little truth, is a good indicator that the Messiah has run out of pixie dust.
Maybe some in the media fear they might be at the next ground zero? It's a serious concern. Are their children at the next ground zero?
I'm taking Lara at her word (ahem) that this project was in the works for years. (ahem). Regardless, lets call this her apology for previous mistakes. Unlike former 0 supporters who just change their vote as if they were choosing vanilla or chocolate at a ice cream parlor. Those ex 0 supporters should be apologizing for the harm and danger they put this country in, based on four words that they didn't demand specifics on, hope change and fundamental transformation.
She's VERY brave and stoic. I appreciate all that she's gone through and all that she's done to get to the truth.
This is what journalism looks like.
This is very powerful. I pray that God protects her and that the truth continues to get out.
Compare that video and Susan Rice bulling the UN with complete lies and propaganda. Rice should be out of a job, so should Billary and NObama should be in prison for treason.. But at least we have Nov 6th to begin to put things right.
The problem we're facing with people like Clinton and Rice, we know who Zero is already, is that Treason laws are not being enforced. How long has it been since an American in govt. was tried for treason? If this doesn't qualify, I don't know what does. Unless we get people in the govt. who take the law seriously, and won't stand for traitors hurting millions of people, it won't stop.
Everytime we hear about treason, it's an underling somewhere who happened to hack into some information and sell it to the enemy, but the most dangerous are those who have the most information, and they need to be prosecuted and made examples out of, if it ever is going to stop.
Stop making light of her assault. You sound like a liberal. They were the ones that blamed her. They blame our troops too, when they get killed by an IED. And what did they say about Daniel Pearl...
Unfortunately, too many of those who have the responsibility of giving us the truth have become stenographers of what they think is the peaceful majority of Islam. They are not capable of distinguishing fact from fiction. It takes a violent act against themselves personally by the savages to even begin to understand the lies.
I do not wish harm on anyone and I am sorry for what happened to Logan, but the scoop she got from her experience just might be the wake up call for the media.
Who are you addressing your comment to? Isn't your "reply" button working or something? Try using Firefox, the reply button works fine and you can reply to the exact comment you wish to.
I thought she was supposed to be traumatized, paranoid and agora- and male-ophobic. But "Retribution?" (19:00) That doesn't sound like your typical liberal, "forgive-the-ignorant-criminals-for-they-are- incapable-of-escaping-the-white-racism-which-characterized-their-childhoods," type of female. I kind of respect this lady.
Maybe if she is assaulted at an OWS event or a Town Hall meeting in Sheila Jackson's district, we'll have another vote for Romney.
You must listen to this vid.
750: "that gut feeling that tells you when someone is full of *** and when they're not."
10:20: "the story that the Taliban of today are moderate, peace loving and want women's rights"
12:00 begins: "...in your arrogance you think you think you write the script but you don't..."
13:40: In our war against the Taliban in Afghanistan we have only, "...killed all the slow and stupid ones..." (Ryan Crocker, fmr Amb.) and " ...there's a major lie, I don't care who's in power in the administration (US)..."
14:20 list of US Generals interviewed and the one that refused.
16:00 "Al Qaeda changed the nature of journalism completely"
17:30:"The Taliban was the government. They don't see themselves as insurgents...If you lie about who they are, I don;t see how you can have the right strategy...."
18:20 "it's almost like Ground Hog day (for the US in Afghanistan), Chalrlie Wilson's War..."--prophesy?
We should not assume this speech is some revelation for Logan. It is just an unusual forum, where the point of all of her reporting is finally stated plainly. All of her reporting reveals starkly (if one has eyes) the vile nature of the enemy. Here she simply states "the enemy is vile".
First off, for very much of this video you can substitute the words Al quieda and Taliban with "this administration". Lara stated, "its too dangerous for westerners to travel alone". Have we (the US) taken the appropriate steps of setting more stringent regulations to prevent any influx of those (who want to kill Westerners) people into this country. The answer is NO, look to our southern border, it's not only Mexicans coming over, and actually they're (the Mexicans) probably the least dangerous. She was told "we've killed all the slow and stupid ones", hence, does that not let you think the smarter ones are spreading out and indoctrinating more slow and stupid ones (both there and HERE).
General Allen expects it to be his last job, if that's the case, this guy is a true hero (finally), guiding our troops like our lives and country depends on him. I've got a burr in my seat about a dude like Petreaus, very unsettling to see a guy who in his former position always agreed with his political boss and ultimately wind up in a position within that administration. I understand he couldn't publicly contradict the Administrations fairy tale but, he could have resigned as soon as he became aware of what Lara found to factual. You have to assume ranking Military people knew what she was reporting far ahead of when she put it altogether. A nit wit would know that when we pull out the bad guys will back in.
This woman reminds me of Christopher Hitchens. I don't know if how she leans politically but ... that does not matter.
This aint about conservatives and progressives. There are no righties and lefties in foxholes, there is only SURVIVAL... If I was in a foxhole with Christopher Hitchens we would be arguing politics as an idle way to stave off boredom between attacks.
Al Quaeda could not care less about our "political spectrum."
Al Quaeda is like those Martians in the movie Mars Attacks...
They could not care less about what we think, they just want us dead.
WOW! This was very good!
Where is she delivering this speech? Is this a CBS event? I noticed the CBS logo on the podium. I can't imagine that this kind of talk would be well received by all of those radical leftist journalists in the room.
Wayne your comment is indeed crude. To my knowledge, she has never made excuses for the enemy. It may be true that her producers skewed her reports for their agenda. That she let this happen for years is a shame. All of her reports simply put up in your face the nature of the enemy. However, her reports never concluded with: "this enemy is vile, perverse, inhuman, and must be destroyed". But you can only lead a horse to water.
If only the White House had the common sense of foreign policy and peace through strength that this one lady has in her pinky finger, then things might be all right now...
She said she doesn't know a journalist who likes getting lied to. Gosh, I can name several, and they like lying to us as well.