Does anyone remember the day the flag draped caskets of Ambassador Stevens and the other Americans, who fought off the Benghazi attack for hours, were met by BO and Hillary? Do you remember how they stood there and, with straight faces, told us this attack was caused by a 15 minute video? Both of them looked the American people in the eye and lied to us, not once but twice, all for political gain. The Obama administration, State Dept, et al just left them. Not one of those people had the courage or the honor to make any effort on their behalf. It’s totally unforgivable. After making Egypt and Libya a total mess, doubling down on a false narrative, Obama and his cohorts in crime have done nothing to secure the perpetrators of the Benghazi attacks. BO didn’t even want to call it a “terrorist attack” but, was finally forced to do so by some intrepid reporting (Sharyl Attkinson and FOX News). Nothing BO or Clinton, or anyone else in the current administration, can say will ever make them trustworthy again. The lies and obfuscation, the refusal to deal with the people in a straightforward manner, have made this not just a lame duck -residency, but a really lame one. Why the great need to hide the truth? Because the Leader-from-Behind knew how bad his decision was and knew the American public would think so too. Diplomat: U.S. Special Forces told “you can’t go” to Benghazi during attacks
Ambassador Susan Rice and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton initially indicated the attacks were not planned acts of terror, but an outgrowth of a spontaneous protest over an anti-Islamic YouTube video. Unidentified government officials removed references to terrorism and al Qaeda from so-called “talking points” released to the public shortly after the attacks……snip
The account from Gregory Hicks is in stark contrast to assertions from the Obama administration, which insisted that nobody was ever told to stand down and that all available resources were utilized. Hicks gave private testimony to congressional investigators last month in advance of his upcoming appearance at a congressional hearing Wednesday.
According to excerpts released Monday, Hicks told investigators that SOCAFRICA commander Lt. Col. Gibson and his team were on their way to board a C-130 from Tripoli for Benghazi prior to an attack on a second U.S. compound “when [Col. Gibson] got a phone call from SOCAFRICA which said, ‘you can’t go now, you don’t have the authority to go now.’ And so they missed the flight … They were told not to board the flight, so they missed it.”
Remember this, Nakoula is still in jail over the lies told by BO, Clinton, and Rice. The full force of the Federal Government came down on this man to perpetuate a lie told by the highest officials in the land. The cruelty of that act is beyond the pale, totally unacceptable behavior. The harsh part is, it could happen to anyone at any time. Being made a scapegoat by an abusive powerful government to cover up incompetence on a grand scale is a breach of trust.
The fast-tracking of Nakoula’s jailing was highly irregular. Among other things, I’d like to see the Congressional investigators get Nakoula’s prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Dugdale — and perhaps his boss, U.S. Attorney André Birotte Jr. — under oath about communications from the White House or the Justice Department regarding this case.
Good luck on that 2016 run Hillary. If this is as bad as we know it is, you will have a very hard time staying relevant. Hillary cut State’s counter-terrorism bureau out of Benghazi loop
On the night of Sept. 11, as the Obama administration scrambled to respond to the Benghazi terror attacks, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a key aide effectively tried to cut the department’s own counterterrorism bureau out of the chain of reporting and decision-making, according to a “whistle-blower” witness from that bureau who will soon testify to the charge before Congress, Fox News has learned.
That witness is Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for operations in the agency’s counterterrorism bureau. Sources tell Fox News Thompson will level the allegation against Clinton during testimony on Wednesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.
Fox News has also learned that another official from the counterterrorism bureau — independently of Thompson — voiced the same complaint about Clinton and Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy to trusted national security colleagues back in October.
BO is off to the races…again. He’s planning a “campaign style tour” to talk about “JOBS”. It costs $181,000 an hour to run AF1 to cart BO around to make ridiculous speeches and get the photo-ops he so loves. He’ll be visiting Austin, TX. Nothing like jumping on the bandwagon of a Republican run state that’s successfully creating jobs. Why not go to CA, IL or NY? Those Dem strongholds are following his ideas and creating lots of wealth for the masses, non?
Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.
We have never been a people who place all our faith in government to solve our problems. We shouldn’t want to. But we don’t think the government is the source of all our problems, either. Because we understand that this democracy is ours. And as citizens, we understand that it’s not about what America can do for us, it’s about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but absolutely necessary work of self-government. And class of 2013, you have to be involved in that process.
I don’t know about you, but this governing style, and policies, seems pretty sinister to me. If that’s gumming up the works, so be it. I would rather see the works gummed up than to let BO get away with abuse and turn executive power into a slimy dictatorship.
- Benghazi ’emerging evidence’: White House ‘knowingly misled’ Americans (examiner.com)
- Issa: ‘Everybody’ in Libya thought Benghazi attack was terrorism (thehill.com)
- Breaking: Sharyl Attkisson tweets reveal Obama admin lies; US Special Forces stopped from going to Benghazi; Update: ‘Might have saved American lives’ (twitchy.com)
- House Releases Report on Benghazi Attack (breitbart.com)
- Much worse than Watergate: Americans need a fullscale investigation of Benghazi (worldtribune.com)
- Benghazi Boils Over (freebeacon.com)
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