Is the Middle East a ticking time bomb?
Could war break out in Israel?
- Duration 5:27
- Date Nov 13, 2012
Could war break out in Israel?
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-- based on Hillary Clinton's current vacation -- Terry what would never know just how close the Middle East is to an all out war now.
As Hillary Clinton has down under for wine tastings and private functions with her entourage.
Our most important ally in the Middle East are scrambling to protect itself from the latest violence in Syria now just yesterday.
The Israeli military struck a Syrian artillery launcher.
After a stray mortar from the country's ongoing civil walk war hit right into Israeli territory.
Also on Monday the Israeli Air Force was forced to strike Gaza terror targets after multiple rocket slammed into southern Israel throughout the day.
So my question is where is the Obama administration as the time bomb takes down in the Middle East joining me now Ohio congressman Steve King.
And from South Carolina congressman trade -- guys welcome back congressman king.
I'm OK we've governing Gaza hearings she's -- -- wine tasting.
And we've -- Israel conflict Syria.
Pending issues with -- lot of trouble now with the Muslim Brotherhood.
You know what -- the priorities here.
-- you would think that this would just be exactly the time when you need your secretary is stating -- in this thing full force.
-- net anticipating the hearings coming up in congress says would come in after the election.
And Hillary Clinton finds herself conveniently.
Out of jot a touch in Australia she was a -- that in General Petraeus of course resigned to that took him off the stage.
Now Hillary Clinton's out of the hemisphere she's off the stage for now we're gonna have to continue drilling on this -- but the balance of power in the Middle East and the US influence there.
Does need a secretary of state on task so that do things going on one has the continuing developments in the end Ben Ghazi and how we have to investigate that completely.
Plus they opportunities -- that maybe your birds some disaster in the Middle East I don't see here on the job.
-- Iran Libya congressman -- your reaction all of this where is the secretary of state why isn't she testified this week.
I think the American people have a right to know what they knew when they knew -- our State Department was watching Libya unfold in real time.
According to testimony that was given by State Department officials -- issue.
You know -- Ben Ghazi.
Is more than just a murder investigation for our fellow citizens a significant is that is it actually impacts the very fabric of our republic can you trust.
Government and two of the three essential witnesses that we need to answer those questions David Petraeus and Hillary Clinton.
Susan are sarcastic what -- -- -- warlock but I can take you to hold down the week congress reconvenes.
To investigate the murder of four fellow Americans.
Not a one of them are available witnesses if I got a question.
-- last week what's her legacy going to be.
-- did it bring Ghazi is going to be Ehrlich.
So they can use the continue congressman king to delay.
Top -- skate they pulled the same nonsense on fast and furious brought it all the way up to a contempt of congress citation and then all.
They invoke executive privilege.
So here we got a situation where -- The we know that the ambassador requested security it was denied it was actually even reduced -- them put up to the same levels.
That we know -- we had requests for assistance.
We don't know what the president -- we don't know when he knew it we don't know where he was and then after he denied it was even a terror attack.
Blaming -- YouTube video for two weeks.
You know and this -- and he got through this was September 11 he got through two months heading into election the media didn't asking questions.
Well -- and John -- remember that did the CIA with the approval in General Petraeus said no one in our shop gave the order to stand down.
So the question becomes where that come from the secretary of State's office are out of the White House itself.
Then I would take this thing back to I remember Watergate we knew about that before Richard Nixon was reelected.
And I knew he -- -- -- better part of a year before the truth to that all came out.
But also -- they -- Iran Contra affair we had admiral Poindexter who was undeniably linked so that it didn't get to Reagan.
There's an admiral Poindexter -- here two or three of them perhaps but this is something that has many many times more serious than Watergate ever thought of being.
And that and that house Republicans have an obligation to drilling in this thing -- -- the authority we have our -- very much out eight times -- last question.
I don't think the president has a mandate -- he's claiming to raise taxes you have this grand bargain discussion fiscal cliff we keep hearing.
-- republic DL one Republican that was elected on raising taxes will the Republicans hold the line on us.
-- yes we will show home vote for this reason if I ask you to define can services and what does it mean that that limited growth.
But I'm limited government so -- -- gross.
If we go up to authority not -- -- top marginal rate then -- at 42 how about forty -- how about fifty where does it stop.
When you want to define conservatism it passed.
There's a certain point beyond which government should not take from -- citizen so -- my prediction.
Then I'm maybe get a small one -- -- but my prediction is the dog house Republicans will not relent all the top marginal right.
There was a mandate to for them.
They continue to be in power by a significant margin and I think the American people sent a message there guys thank you both to be -- us we'll continue to follow all right -- charts.
But that is all the time we have let this.