CBS’ Lara Logan calls out Washington for lies: “They [Islamic extremists] are as strong as ever.”

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Lara Logan has a note for America:

“They [the Taliban and other Islamic operatives] are as strong as ever.”

CBS reporter Lara Logan is the war time journalist who endured a horrific ordeal in Egypt last summer when she was beaten and sexually assaulted by a mob of angry Egyptian men during the Arab Spring celebrations.

Logan gave a keynote address at the Better Government Association annual luncheon last Tuesday, delivering what the Chicago Sun Times called “a provocative speech” to some 1,100 movers in government, politics, media, and the legal and corporate arenas. She explained that the Taliban, al Qaeda and its proxies haven’t gone away and are re-energized and coming back in force.

The brave CBS reporter also informed the crowd that a “lie” is being propagated by the American government.

Here are some of her remarks:

“I chose this subject because, one, I can’t stand, that there is a major lie being propagated…” Logan announced. The lie is that the U.S. military has tamed the Taliban.

“There is this narrative coming out of Washington for the last two years,” Logan began. It is driven in part by “Taliban apologists,“ who claim ”they are just the poor moderate, gentler, kinder Taliban.”

“It’s such nonsense!”

“She is a remarkable woman,” Glenn said this morning. “If this isn’t an indictment on Barack Obama, and everybody in Washington on both sides that are not telling the truth.”

Logan went on to say that people have been duped into believing that the threat of radical Islam is merely a thing of the past, saying:

“You’re not listening to what the people who are fighting you say about this fight. In your arrogance, you think you write the script.”

Lara Logan seems to be one of the only reporters telling Americans the truth in the mainstream media. But is anyone listening?

“I’ve got to believe she’s a little pissed,” Glenn said. “She goes over [to Egypt] and all of her colleagues are saying, ‘this is great.’ And quite honestly, let’s be real, we had an American woman, a journalist, raped in the streets by a mob, and our journalistic system completely broke down — there were stories here and there, but really? And you know what they used as an excuse? ‘We don’t want to hurt her anymore.’ Really?”

The Sun Times reported:

Logan stepped way out of the “objective,” journalistic role. The audience was riveted as she told of plowing through reams of documents, and interviewing John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan; Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and a Taliban commander trained by al-Qaida. The Taliban and al-Qaida are teaming up and recruiting new terrorists to do us deadly harm, she reports. […] She made a passionate case that our government is downplaying the strength of our enemies in Afghanistan and Pakistan, as a rationale of getting us out of the longest war.

Glenn pointed out that Lara Logan pointed to the lies coming out of Washington over the last two years — not the last four years.

“What happened two years ago?” Glenn asked.

Arab Spring.

Glenn backed up Logan’s comments, noting that following the attack on our embassy in Libya, it was CNN, not an American national security team that went into compound and retrieved journals from the ambassador.

“The president knew. The White House knew. They rejected security. Then they came out and they blame it on the film.”

  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Her bravery is absolute, to take on the lies and illusions of the administration and the rest of the leftist-falling MSM. We need more like her to call out and show the truth in all matters of the admin and their constant lies and scandal’s.

  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Everyone understand what it means with her warning being given; in revealing the truth of the Islamist Extremists, in addition to the admin’s lies, she has put her life on the line from them (the radicals).
    This shows the integrity and courage she fully has – everything is on the line for her.

    • Anonymous

      I support Lara Logan for speaking out. Her voice will be suppressed.

      • Anonymous

        not if we keep her voice alive. truth lives.

      • Rafael Torres

        She really does need your support. There are still some people that don’t like her because she is a liberal and some think that she is never going to change. Pray and hope that someday, she starts saying the words “radical Islam”. Hope she sees the truth about this ideology someday.

  • Sam Fisher

    Lara Logan could be fired for telling the truth that is why we must come out and support her. I pray that she keeps showing courage to tell the truth and to keep asking questions. Pray for her safety everyone she will need it not only for protection from the radicals over their but also for protection from the radicals here. God bless Lara Logan.

    • SoThere

      Just wait until Ed Schultz (MSNBC’s resident hatemonger) gets done with her.

      She tells the truth, isn’t black or gay! She’s doomed, doomed, doomed!

      • Mel Kaplan

        Will journalists, such as Ed Schultz, report the truth if they are raped first? Can rape victim be added to the prerequisites for Lamestream reporters?

    • Rafael Torres

      Hope she’ll be okay like Sharyl Attikisson was when she gave a fair and balanced report on Operation Fast and Furious and got dissed by the White House and CBS. Pray for both of these women. Ms Logan could be probably be called a racist or an Islamophobe by CAIR, the Southern Poverty Law Center, or any other phony moderate Muslium group.

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  • Anonymous

    She speaks the truth. That may be another reporter looking for a job and I hope TheBlaze will hire her if she needs one.

  • Rafael Torres

    Last year, CBS spiked Lara Logan’s tragic story of her rape with political correctness and bias when it came out in the open. Even her 60 Minutes interview was loaded with the same bias and PC; she did not say the words “Islam”, “Muslium”, “Radical Islam”, or anything to do with it or the ideology’s violence against women. Assumably, either she was peer-pressured to be politically correct about her assault or she just obeyd the rules of the liberal media without any resistance. Wafa Sultan, a former Muslium, who watched the interview mentioned that Ms. Logan gave in to political correctness. Speaking of liberal media rules, Bill O’Reilly mentioned if you were politically incorrect, you would be under suspicion in the eyes of management. But this time, Ms Logan broke the rules of the liberal media just as another CBS reporter Sharyl Attikisson did when she gave a fair and balanced report on Operation Fast and Furious and got dissed by both the White House and presumably by CBS.,
    We need to support these women. CBS is definitely not going to like Ms. Logan’s speech and they’ll probably not cover it, just as the MSM always does.

    • new2la

      Raphael…great post and yes, we do need to support them. Sadly, Lara may feel the rath of the political machine. I hope not and pray that more and more journalists, Like the Hollywood conservatives, Come out into the light of righteousness and speak the truth.

      • Rafael Torres

        Of course, if she suffers the wrath of the political machine, it will definitely be unreported.

    • Rafael Torres

      By the way, I forgot to mention that the people who provoked the brutal rape may be assumed to be Salafists (ultra-conservative radical musliums) who may have infiltrated the Egyptian military, police, and Mubarak’s secret police. There can be no doubt that there is corruption in some of those ranks which is why there are similiar incidents like Ms. Logan’s and the MSM is not telling us the real stories behind stories like these.

      • Anonymous

        She doesn’t feel that way now. She’s a sharp critic of radical Islam now.

  • Anonymous

    Many Americans are taking heed by arming themselves, even though the Obama Regime is upset about it. Sh will probably be getting a pink slip soon.

    • Anonymous

      Barry-Hussein-Obama The antiAmericanIslamaist Terrorist Might Not Have The American People on His Side..He Has The Unions-BlackPanthers-VoterFraud Organizations..and they All are the ones that Have Uber Money…Lets See Pray And Hope HE gets The Boot…I wish Congress Had the Spine To Impeach He And All He Had Hired!! lets See if The American People Have a Voice Any Vote Him Out or will we have these people as his ‘CivilianNationalPoliceForce’
      …for or Dictatorship! For if BHO gets reElected we wont have any more elections !! like his buddy Hugo Chavez!…The Big Lie They Spread Is About democracy.. …We Don’t Have A democracy There is No Free Democracy,We Were Created As A Republic! democracy is a dictatorship..that’s where Democraps came from! We are A Free Republic! Kennedy was the last democratic Republican..Johnson Split US into Two Party’s Civil War! to keep US in War..We Were Only Supposed to Protect US Nationally…Domestically..Keep Our Money America! We Have All The Resources Here, We Don’t Need ANY thing From Any One Else! We Wont Be In Debt IF we collected on our Debts and made other countries pay US back like Japan Bombed US and We rebuild Them etc.. goes with all the other countries! That’s Why we are The Mother Country! The Mother Takes Care Of All Her Children…except for when your Leader had no mother he thinks you are a MotherF*#@ker and wants to destroy you…That’s His Real ‘Dreams From His Father!!’ because of COWARDS we Have AMERITOPIA! Let’s Hope We Wont be

  • Jayne Nielsen

    Unfortunately Lara Logan will be labled by the Liberal left especially by those so-called journalists (her peers?) as a “racist” or other off the wall names to discredit her.
    It’s no secret the “objective” journalists as well as the lame stream media are all in bed w/Obama, circling the wagon so-to-speak protecting him from being called out and revealed for who he really is…an apologist for radical Islamic terrorists and a loyal friend to the Middle East.
    What is obvious to many has been covered up or lied about by Obama’s pundits and Administration, the most egrecious being the terrorist attacks in Libya on 9/11. How’s that Apology Tour working for you, Obama? Has the $70,000 apology ad paid for by U.S. money worked in reestablishing “hope” in the Middle East?
    Obama should quit bowing down to kiss the feet of Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan. He is a disgrace to America and to our Allies, has made the USA weak, and a laughing stock of the world. The Middle East has Obama bent over (and I don’t mean backwards) and they’re sticking it to him and to us….right up the kazoo.
    Not only are we a laughing stock but our security and safety both here and abroad have been severely compromised thanks to this Administration. I wouldn’t doubt there will be more terrorist attacks similar to one that killed Ambassador Stevens and those three other Americans here on American soil and overseas.

  • Anonymous

    Ms. Logan is a hero. I don’t know if I could be as brave as she is. Is there any way to get a transcript of her speech?

    • Patricia C. Graef

      SBook2515…all the more reason for Lara to speak out…too many women have kept silent after being battered, bruised and raped…so the perps can continue on with their bastardly behaviours. I’m soo proud of Lara, a true woman of stature. I’m not sure the media will fire her either…they are on the spot as to what they will do with the truth now that it is exposed. Another example of middle east mob attack…thinking she was Jewish…another sick excuse to berate and take a woman down.
      Makes me really mad at what this administration is NOT doing to protect our USA citizens!!!

    • Mary Arrowood

      I, myself am in awe that she is so strong. I learned basic journalism from Sarah Price in 1960. Lara Logan is a journalist, a woman and I could not be prouder to speak her name. Thank You, Lara Logan for not being a victim but a bearer of truth. May peace be with you and my heart is with you!!

      • Rafael Torres

        A wonderful woman. With the exception of 60 Minutes, she hasn’t showed up much on CBS or any MSM networks these days. Who know’s what’s happening in the liberal media.

  • greywolfrs

    This woman is absolutely correct. Of course those groups are getting stronger. We are supposedly fighting them in some countries and helping them in others. We have “rules of engagement,” where they have no rules. We never went there to win. As we support them in places like Egypt and are handing them money, but fighting them in places like Yemen. This whole thing stinks to high heaven.

    On another note, the “rules of engagement” need not be applied to these people. Use every means at our disposal to win, in the shortest amount of time, with the least amount of US casualties.

  • Anonymous

    I think I’ve found a new hero.

  • Anonymous

    Well, yeah. Didn’t the attack in Libya point that out? And isn’t it a fact that there have been more US deaths in Afghanistan in the last two months than in the previous 3 years? Where is the LSM on this? Oh, that’s right. It’s an election year and we can’t report news that would reflect poorly on The One. How much of this reporter’s story is being told?

  • Anonymous

    I must have misread this post.
    glenn beck is quoting a CBS reporter?
    Doesn’t he know that Lara Logan is a communist, socialistic, Obama loving lame stream media reporter?
    Oh yeah..he does.
    I forgot that glenn beck is a hypocritical little piss ant who relies on the ignorance of his cult and how he has made a living bashing Lara Logan and her fellow lame streat media reporters.

    • new2la

      If she was, she isn’t any more. At some point, The educated understand what is at stake; any smart person would!

      • Anonymous

        What you say is true for most people. But, unfortunately, you reply to strlk. Need I say more? He/she/it is the posterchild for ignorance.

    • SoThere

      Lara Logan is a ME correspondent with integrity that the rest of the MSM doesn’t have. strtlk, you’re an ignorant moron spammer.

      The only pathetic one here is you strtlk, Phony /soldier.

      Folks, this is the vulgar face of the Liberal Progressives in this country.
      Note his hatred for women,
      All he has is his leftist rhetoric and vulgarity.
      Hey strtlk, stop drinking out of the toilets and those round things in the urinals aren’t mints!

      You’re sick, get some help!

    • new2la

      Someone or many on your side are going down today. The Congressional committee will get to the bottom of the fiasco (cover-up) by this president and the state dept.

      • new2la

        Msnbc reporting state dept. is now saying “We never linked video to Libya attack”! How many of us heard Susan Rice, Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama…all say it was the video?

        Wow, Strtlk…..your side is something! Do they give lessons on how to lie or does it come naturally. Oh wait, Telling the truth is what’s difficult, Lying comes easily.

    • landofaahs

      Even communist Putin has problems with muslim terrorists. She encountered those examples of trash “Physically”. That is enough to wake even a communist up part way. You are showing your hate.

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  • mdkrause

    I wonder what Lara think about Arabs these days??? I say yes strike these countries that send out terrorists and fund them. What countries are they
    1 Iran – trains them and gives them money
    2 Pakistan – many terrorist and school that teach this radical kill anyone that says something about allah
    3. Saudi Arabia – a lot of money comes out of Saudi Arabia
    4. Indonesia – is also a heavy funder to these terrorsit oganizations
    5 Egypt that also that sends equipment and men to countries like Sudan that openly kills and burns churchs in the south
    6 Lebanon that again openly funds and welcomes groups like hezbollah
    7 Syria also openly supports groups like hezbollah
    8 North Korea that also openly wants to destroy southern korea and keep the rest in the asian countries on there toes.
    9 And the palestian leaders proudly support suicide bombers and treat the suicide bombers as hereos and have statues of them. Openly say that Israel needs to be destroyed, even have said we need to turn the ovens back on. But Israel is suppose to negotiate with them. But when a Israeli citizen or soldier is killed they celebrate.
    A hand full of countries cause most of the problems in the world

  • Mel Kaplan

    Would rape by Radical Islamists get Prez Hussein Obama to begin speaking truthfully? Or did boyhood rape by Radical Islamists precipitate all his lies?

  • Rico Katt

    Lara Logan has seen the true face of the “Arab Spring”. The administration looks at these groups as “they would like to see them”, not as they are. This is a very DANGEROUS policy. This is further evident with rulers like Chavez, Putin, and the Muslim Brotherhood.

    The voters are awake and this administration will be defeated.

  • Shane

    Lara Logan is a very brave woman, who is telling us the truth about what is happening in the Muslim world, and the liberal MSM which is backing the lies from Obama. The Arab Spring has turned out to be very bad for religious minorities in Middle Eastern Muslim countries.

    • Rafael Torres

      I feel sorry for her, even though she is a liberal. Ms. Logan did not know that not all Muslims are friendly…and she had no idea that the Arab Spring, where she let her guard down because of CBS’ and the MSM’s years of political correctness on radical Islam, was an Islamist uprising in disguise. Maybe someday, she’ll break the chains of PC that are binding her.

  • landofaahs

    Obama doesn’t even know how much the debt is. He does NOT care. He is sent to destroy the country not save or protect it. When you know that, everything else makes sense. He hates America and wants to bring it down because he feels that all of the poor countries around the world are poor because we “WERE” rich. It’s redistribution on a world wide scale not just in the confines of America. That is something you democrat voters should think about. His goal is to bring it all down, because to him, compared to the world, we are all rich.

  • Anonymous

    At first, I couldn’t understand why, of all of the things to lie about, the Obama administration was lying about what happened in Benghazi. Then, I started watching the House hearings on the 9/11 Libya embassy attacks.

    Now, I understand that, as much as I despise Barack Obama for his politics and the lies he tells on a daily basis, his ego is FAR more important to him than the lives of four people and the endangerment of many more.

    We now know that, since March, Ambassador Stevens, Eric Nordstrum (head of security at the embassy), Lieutenant Col Andrew Wood, and others had apprised the administration of growing threats to the embassy. They requested several things in multiple phone calls and memos.

    First, they asked for a budget to increase the security of the embassy building and grounds in order to raise the safety of the occupants to the level of what is known as the “Inman Standards”. This is named after the head of the committee that reviewed the Beirut Marine barracks bombing and then set standards based on the weaknesses they found. The state department rejected this.

    Second, they specifically asked for a much larger contingent of American security personnel due to specific terrorist threat intelligence that both the state department and the embassy personnel had received about what would happen on September 11th, including personal threats against the life of Ambassador Chris Stevens. Not only was this rejected, but the decision was made by senior state department official, Charlene Lamb, to DECREASE personnel at the embassy, including the personal bodyguards of Ambassador Stevens.

    Why would Ms Lamb make such a ridiculous, moronic decision? She stated that she felt that it would be insulting to Libyan security personnel if more Americans were added to the security contingent because it would express a lack of confidence in their abilities. Does anyone remember the video and photos showing those personnel photographing the grounds, including the inside of the building, then walking to the leaders of the terrorists and reviewing the photos and video with them so that they would know where Chris Stevens took refuge? Had Charlene Lamb ever heard of Blackhawk Down and how the stupidity of Bill Clinton in refusing to provide armored vehicles to the military personnel he ordered into Somalia because he was afraid that it might “anger” the militias that were trying to kill the soldiers?

    When Ms. Lamb was asked whether she would make the same decision again, she stated, “Yes, even knowing what I know now I would not have changed my decision.” Then, she affirmed that she felt like she did not need to reply to repeated requests from Chris Stevens because “…an answer had already been given and she wanted to ‘keep the number of security personnel artificially low’.” She claimed that her vast experience “on the ground” qualified her to make these decisions. On further questioning regarding her “vast” experience, it turns out that she has NEVER set foot on the ground in Libya or many of the other Middle Eastern countries.

    But, rather than accept responsibility, the Obama administration then turned around and attempted to diminish their culpability by announcing that the attack was understandable because it was precipitated by a 13 minute piece of garbage YouTube video “mocking” the prophet Mohammed. Oh, boo hoo. Up to that point in time, there was absolutely no hint whatsoever that the terrorists even knew about this ridiculous film.

    That was soon to change, however. Obama had UN Ambassador Rice spend five days loudly condemning those (including the government of Libya) who DARED to contradict the Obama administrations monumentally lame attempts to shift blame to others by accusing those making the accusations of political wrangling and lying. They claimed that they had no evidence whatsoever from any source that could have predicted what happened. Oh yeah, forget about the two bombings, the repeated requests from the military and the security personnel and the ambassadorial staff, and on and on.

    Their stance is still adamant that they knew nothing. When Mr. Nordstrom was asked how he knew that the state department was aware of the danger, he stated that, not only did they reject his requests begging for increased security protection, they reduced his personnel, leaving only nine people to cover an embassy compound 300 meters long by 100 meters wide and surrounded on all sides by streets supporting terrorists that outnumbered them in the thousands. He then stated that he knew that they were aware of the danger because, in an attempt to placate him and shut him up, they increased his “danger pay”. This is pay that is given when the assessment of increased danger exists in area to which the ambassadorial staff is assigned or military personnel.

    In Obama’s UN address, he further tried to arrogantly diminish responsibility by shifting blame to everyone but his people who made the decisions, once again blaming the 13 minute film and condemning the shameful results of freedom of speech. Then, he further spit on the constitution by calling on the UN to codify in International law, the BANNING OF BLASPHEMY!! He then backed up this call by putting the whack job who made this film into “protective custody”. Uh huh. See, protective custody only takes place forcibly where a person is going to testify in a court case where there is an element of danger, but in which the threatened witness is uncooperative, thus necessitating protection under the assumption that the witness is obstructing justice. The government may offer protection in other cases, but the person is given a choice. What image did we see after he condemned our freedom of speech? The guy who made the film fighting Justice Department thugs who are shoving him forcibly into a car with a hood over his head (illegal under American civil and criminal law) and his hands shackled behind his back. He wanted to make certain that the Islamic world knew that he was supporting them and he wanted to take aggressive action against those who would dare to insult Islam.

    There is only one conclusion that I can draw from this insanity. Obama, Hilary Clinton and every last one of the worthless, untrained, smug, communists that are responsible for this are guilty of treason on one of the largest scales that I have ever witnessed. I am SICK of tolerating Obama’s contempt for the rule of law and for the tenets of the rule of law codified in the inspired document of the constitution. I no longer want to see him only voted out, I want to see him jailed and set to work as a “community organizer” in Leavenworth federal military prison where he can enjoy the daily ministrations of those who, while criminals, often despise those who demean and attempt to destroy our country.

    Enough is enough. We have slogged down this path enough. Those who have supported this traitorous, malignant, worthless, flaming boil on the buttocks of mankind should feel abject shame for their stupidity. Good Lord, how much more do the American people have to hear? Yet, what it comes down to in most cases, is, that those who vote for him believe that he is going to give them more stuff than Mitt Romney. We don’t need MORE people voting, we need more informed and moral people voting. The others should be ashamed because they are unworthy of the great gift they do not deserve in the exercise of those freedoms that guarantees their right to be worthless, moronic gluttons who care not a whit for anyone but themselves.

    • new2la

      Well done slkgej6. You have accurately defined what the truth is and I wonder if it’s all intentionally done. It’s either they thought everyone were asleep or something much more sinister is going on. In either case, Those you have mentioned are responsible for all the murders. The question is, What will be done about it and is this the October surprise we have expected, before the election?
      They, I say they because no one knows who would decide if the elections would be put off! Isn’t that the aim? It certainly would not be Obama.

      • new2la

        I would like your permission to use the content of your post; You have articulated the meat of this administration so well

        • Anonymous

          Sure. Feel free!

      • Anonymous

        I don’t believe that there would be any reason to cancel the elections. Most of the time, a terror attack will shift public opinion to the incumbent, but in this case, the incumbent is directly responsible for the lies that have been sown amongst the people to try to shift blame to anyone but the president.
        In the debate tonight, Joe Biden repeatedly lied about what happened in Benghazi, claiming that the intelligence community lied to them and that they did not know anything about the security requests from the security staff and the ambassador. This was in direct contradiction to what every single state department official, Marine commander and security staff said. It’s beyond ridiculous that Joe Biden and Barack Obama knew nothing about this, yet everyone else did and deliberately kept it from them.
        This is shameful behavior, yet to be expected from the Obama administration as par for the course. After all, where have we heard the ridiculous statement that everyone else knew what was going on, but “we didn’t know anything about it.”? For some reason, this is the party line for these guys, whether it is Fast and Furious or Benghazi. No responsibility whatsoever, including the responsibility to take ownership of the actions of the people who work for you. If Obama is always lied to, then why is he not responsible for maintaining control of his people? Is it okay for them to hire this bunch of morons by subverting the confirmation process and constitutional law as well as historical precedent? If you’re Obama, then, apparently, absolutely.
        There’s only one difference between Obama and God. God doesn’t think he’s Obama.

        • new2la

          I honestly think he and his band of thieves think we are as dumb as his base seem to be. He can fool some of us once, but twice…I don’t think so!

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