After 18 days of watching the response to the terrorist attack in Libya, I must admit that I am absolutely livid.
What They’re Covering Up.
It’s bad enough that Obama and his administration knew full well that this attack was a terrorist attack and then they lied about what it was for the better part of 2 weeks but, it gets even worse.
I’ll get to the lies later.
Now we discover that, while indeed there had been 4 attacks or attempted attacks on diplomatic missions in the region leading up to the September attacks…The Consulate in Benghazi had been classified as a “critical threat terrorism or civil unrest posting,” and, stunningly…
Not one single upgrade in security, either physical or in personnel, was done to protect the Benghazi Consulate or the people who were stationed there.
In fact Ambassador Stevens, in his personal journal, found by CNN stated that he feared the rise of al Qaeda in the region and believed he was on a hit list.
Now, cables from the Ambassador to the State Department are being sought but, the State Department is dragging their feet in turning those communications over to the Senate.
Could those communications reveal that Stevens had requested more security…Which was never provided?
Could those communications show much, much more?? Trust me…I’ll get to that!!!
At any rate, the Intell was there, previous attacks or attempted attacks had already occurred and the Ambassador was clearly concerned in the weeks leading to the deadly attack and, on 9-11-12, the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack against the U.S. in history, Ambassador Stevens was on his own. This is a total breakdown in security. TOTAL.
Obama and Hillary BOTH knew, within 24 hours of the attack in Benghazi, that our Ambassador, another diplomat and 2 Navy Seals who attempted to come to their defense even though they were NOT assigned to the Ambassador’s detail, we killed in a terrorist attack and that al Qaeda was at the root of that attack.
They lied when they stood in the Rose Garden and ignored the attack in Cairo. They knew as they blamed it on some stupid video.
They lied when Obama flew to Vegas to pick up campaign checks.
They lied when they issued a backhanded apology for that stupid video.
They lied while Jay Carney stood in the White House briefing room and told reporters that, “This is a fairly volatile situation, and it is in response not to U.S. policy, not to, obviously, the administration, not to the American people. It is in response to a video – a film – that we have judged to be reprehensive and disgusting. That in no way justifies any violent reaction to it. But this is not a case of protests directed at the United States, writ large, or at U.S. policy. This is in response to a video that is offensive and – to Muslims.”
They lied when they appeared for the photo-op as the bodies of 4 slain Americans returned to Dover AFB and, again, blamed the video.
They lied as our Ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice, was sent to 5 different Sunday shows to echo the “Blame it on the video” mantra stating: “We believe that folks in Benghazi, a small number of people came to the embassy to – or to the consulate, rather, to replicate the sort of challenge that was posed in Cairo,”
They lied when State Dept. Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said: “I don’t think we know enough. I don’t think we know enough. And we’re going to continue to assess. She gave our preliminary assessment. We’re going to have a full investigation now, and then we’ll be in a better position to put labels on things, okay?”
They lied when Obama went on Univision and said: “We’re still doing an investigation,” he said. “What we do know is that the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by the extremists to see if they could directly harm U.S. interests.”
They lied when Obama stood at the United Nations and said: “That is what we saw play out in the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. Now, I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video, and I believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity.”
And where he also said: “Let Us Remember That Muslims Have Suffered The Most At The Hands Of Extremism.”
They lied when Obama said on “The View”: “We are still doing an investigation,” and to this date, now 18 days after the attack. Not one single “investigator” has been in Benghazi.
These are NOT misstatements.
This was NOT a case of waiting to gather more information.
These are NOT misleading statements.
These are complete and unadulterated LIES.
The Despicable Behavior.
Given the recent history of attacks and attempted attacks against U.S. Missions in Libya…On May 22nd, June 6th, June 11th and June 18th…combined with Ambassador Stevens’ hand written concerns…NO THREAT ASSESSMENT WAS ORDERED OR MADE.
On arguably the MOST dangerous day or Americans in that region, 9-11, The Ambassador and other personnel were left UNPROTECTED in Benghazi Libya.
Within 24 hours of the attack and murders of 4 Americans in Benghazi…INTELL KNEW IT WAS A TERRORIST ATTACK.
The next morning, Obama SKIPS YET ANOTHER DAILY INTELL BRIEFING (we are told he “reads” it) then HE AND HILLARY APPEAR IN THE ROSE GARDEN AND…BLAME A VIDEO.
After the Rose Garden statement…WITH THE BODIES STILL IN LIBYA…OBAMA GOES TO LAS VEGAS FOR A FUND RAISER.
The lies come fast and from all directions AT THE DIRECTION OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.
While Obama hangs with Beyonce and Jay-Z…Appears on Letterman and Univision and the View…WE ARE TOLD THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING IN BENGHAZI…but…WE FIND OUT THAT THE FBI, NOW SOME 18 DAYS LATER…IS STILL IN TRIPOLI AND HAS YET TO GO TO THE SCENE OF THE TERRORIST ATTACK.
When the interim President of Libya comes forward and says the attack was premeditated and terrorist related and al Qaeda had a hand in it…THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SAYS WE HAVE BETTER INTELL ON THE GROUND IN LIBYA AND THE LIBYAN PRESIDENT IS WRONG.
While appearing with Letterman…Obama says, “The message we have to send to the Muslim world is we expect you to work with us to keep our people safe,” THUS CHARGING THE VERY PEOPLE WHO ATTACKED OUR CONSULATE AND KILLED 4 AMERICANS INCLUDING OUR AMBASSADOR, WITH KEEPING OUR PEOPLE SAFE…A TASK THAT OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION FAILED TO DO.
The Bottom Line.
After a gross and complete failure in security, after not recognizing the sever threat posed in Libya on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, Obama and his administration went on an offensive of unadulterated lies to cover it up.
The official administration lie, repeated by Obama, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice and others was that the attack was a spontaneous reaction to a You Tube video.
The reason for the cover-up is clear. With less than 2 months to go before this election and after months of spiking the football over getting bin Laden, with Obama trying to portray himself as tough on foreign policy and even tougher on terrorism, a terrorist attack, on 9-11, in the country in which Obama “led from behind” to oust their dictator would be disastrous.
The fact that the FBI has been holed up in Tripoli rather than investigating the scene of the attack is also telling. The Obama administration claims the situation in Benghazi is too dangerous for the FBI to get in. This, we know, is another unadulterated lie as, 4 days after the terrorist attack, a CNN crew WAS INSIDE the Benghazi Consulate where THEY recovered Ambassador Stevens’ journal.
Were the FBI to actively investigate IN Benghazi, what would they discover?
Quite possibly that the U.S. was attempting to strike some deal with members of…al Qaeda…and that the arms used in the attack were processed TO them BY the United States.
In other words, were there were al Qaeda double agents acting as though they were cooperating with U.S. interests?
According to Intell sources, part of Ambassador Stevens’ mission there WAS outreach to the rebel forces who overthrew Gaddafi and, as we all know, the day after Gaddafi was killed…The flag of al Qaeda flew over the courthouse IN Benghazi.
After the disaster of Fast and Furious, where weapons were “walked” to Mexican drug cartels and then used in the murder of Agent Brian Terry…HOW WOULD IT LOOK TO DISCOVER THAT U.S. WEAPONS WERE HANDED TO AL QAEDA MEMBERS AND THEN USED TO MURDER AN AMERICAN AMBASSADOR, A DIPLOMAT AND 2 NAVY SEALS???
And how would THAT play in the weeks leading up to this election?
The National Patriot
Weekend Edition 9/29/12
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