How Hilary Clinton’s attempt to kill the Benghazi cover up will fail- Paul Collier
Did Hilary Clinton just fall on her sword and end the Benghazi affair for President Obama or did she just crystalize the emerging controversy behind the actions of this government under President Obama before and after a US Official, an Ambassador, was murdered on the streets of Benghazi? No- Because the issue is not about security before the conquering of American soil by foreign invaders that led to the murder of a US Ambassador and our brave elite warriors.
You see, the issue is about a President who sent his men and women out into the world, and went out himself, before America and even the world at the UN, to lie about what happened to our consulate in Benghazi for the sake of protecting his undeserved reputation for being an effective Al Qaeda Killer, the Bin Laden Slayer, whose policies are creating an environment that has allowed Al Qaeda to re-emerge as a major threat to American security and Freedom both abroad and here at home.
The MSM and even the blogosphere is alive with songs of ‘the wheels on the bus go round and round’, but I say, not so fast friends, family, and neighbors. Hilary Clinton did NOT fall on her sword. Hilary Clinton is NOT setting herself up for a new bus-tire inspired look. Rather, she is seeking to deflect blame to a faceless, unnamable source, ‘the security experts’. In her statement tonight where everyone is claiming she is falling on her sword, here is the key sentence that everything can be reduced to- “The decisions about security are made by security professionals”
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/15/clinton-takes-responsibility-for-consulate-security-blames-confusion-on-fog-war/#ixzz29Qdgx53V
Even when pushed on the June bombings to the Benghazi consulate, Hilary Clinton returns to that same refrain, saying “It was taken into account by security professionals as they made their assessments.” If you are a security professional working at the State Department, dust off your old resume, or better yet, lawyer up, because Hilary Clinton has just set a world of scrutiny your way, legal and otherwise.
Now, Hilary Clinton is really only dealing with one issue, the before. She is not at all addressing the after. Here’s what we know-
The attacks happened September 11th. The State Department was in communication with the consulate while it was under attack. By September 25th, it would have been clear to any President who called upon the people within the State Department that the murder of the US Ambassador was not in response to a video, but a coordinated military operation by Al Qaeda in response to the recent death of their Libyan Al Qaeda leader. Yet, this is what President Obama said to the UN on September 2th (the whole video is at the end)-
“And that is what we saw play out in the last two weeks, where 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. It is an insult not only to Muslims, but to America as well.
For as the city outside these walls makes clear, we are a country that has welcomed people of every race and every faith. We are home to Muslims who worship across our country. We not only respect the freedom of religion, we have laws that protect individuals from being harmed because of how they look or what they believe.
We understand why people take offense to this video because millions of our citizens are among them. I know there are some who ask why don’t we just ban such a video. The answer is enshrined in our laws. Our Constitution protects the right to practice free speech.”
President Obama is still, at this point, 14 days after the attack, pushing the narrative that the murder of our US Ambassador was a result of a vulgar, anti-islamic video. This is a better narrative than one that undermines one of the central planks of his re-election campaign, he is the Al Qaeda killer, the man who killed Bin Laden, the man who is defeating our enemies. The truth reveals this narrative is false. His strategies are allowing the resurgence and re-emergence of Al Qaeda as a threat to America around the world and even at home.
I could really stop at this point. The UN Speech is that damning to Obama’s credibilty as a transparent President. The truth of the Benghazi attacks undermines that ill-gotten reputation of the President we call the Al Qaeda Killer, the Bin Laden Slayer- but do let’s continue on to drive the point home beyond a shadow so without doubt that even the MSM might have to think twice about completely trashing what is left of their reputation as being even a patina of a fourth estate in America and walking forward holding the Al Qaeda Killer’s water any longer-
Here is a Visual Summary of everything you have read and will read in the story of the Benghazi Cover Up
On September 16th, a full 5 days after the murder of our US Ambassador, this administration knowingly sent out a State Department Spokewoman to overtly lie to the American people about what happened to our US Ambassador. Susan Rice goes out on the talks shows and declares the Egyptian Protests, the murder of our US Ambassador were all reactions, spontaneous reactions to a vulgar anti-islamic movie.
This is a narrative Obama can win with. He IS the Al Qaeda killer, but he can’t be expected to stop spontaneous assaults that are born from our own ignorance of producing vulgar, anti-Islamic videos. But it is a bald faced lie.
Watch for yourself the lie- and ask yourself, is the decision to send out Susan Rice on a talk show lie-a-thon the decision of Hilary Rodham Clinton or would that decision have to be made by Barack Obama? If it was made by Clinton, why would the President of the United States not know in advance that a spokeperson for his adminstration, speaking to the American people, was about to go on the national talk show circuit, while some Americans were still in church or coming back from church, to lie about the murder of our American Ambassador?
Here was President Obama’s first response to the Benghazi attacks, with Hilary Clinton by his side, who would have had access to the intelligence her State Department already had, evidence that showed clearly this was a coordinated military action, an action by Al Qaeda to murder our US Ambassador:
Statement by the President on the Attack in Benghazi
I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers. They exemplified America’s commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives.
I have directed my Administration to provide all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya, and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe. While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.
He hasn’t mentioned the video yet, but he is already setting up the narrative- while the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others…..
The cover-up has already begun.
Listen to him speak, and watch Hilary Clinton beside him-
In President Obama’s weekly address on September 15th, now a full 4 days after the murder of our US Ambassador in a military operation perpetrated by Al Qeada, and by now clearly known by operatives within the State Department (and, by extension, Clinton, and, by extension, Obama, unless they are grossly negiligent in not gathering the facts of such a seminol attack on American Sovereignty by a foreign invader), he made these statements-
“This tragic attack takes place at a time of turmoil and protest in many different countries. I have made it clear that the United States has a profound respect for people of all faiths. We stand for religious freedom. And we reject the denigration of any religion – including Islam.”
and then this-
“I know the images on our televisions are disturbing. But let us never forget that for every angry mob, there are millions who yearn for the freedom, and dignity, and hope that our flag represents”
Now he is specifically addressing the murder of the US Ambassador, the invasion of American Sovereignty (Consulates are viewed as being the same as the nation’s sovereign land that holds them) by a foreign enemy. His narrative on September 15th is one of a spontaneous mob rising up and losing it over a video that these Al Qaeda operatives most likely never saw or knew about. They were marching in response to a military strike that killed one of their top leaders, not in response to a video. This was not simply some spontaneous riot that got out of control, it was the demonstrated power of Al Qaeda in terms of being able to invade American lands and coordinating a complex assault that killed 3 of our best warriors and an American Ambassador.
Watch the Weekly address for yourself-
Now what did Hilary Clinton effectively do by sort of taking the blame for security, which, as she would say, was a decision left to the ‘security experts’? Did she sweep away the main controversy of Benghazi? Is the main controvery the bumbling of the security that left four americans dead and allowed a consulate, American soil, to be bombed, invaded, sacked, siezed, and finally destroyed?
All these are tough issues in and of themselves, but none of them rise to the seriousness of lying, overtly, to the American people about the nature of an attack against American Sovereignty and the murder of an American Ambassador and our great Navy Seals. For that, there can only be one buck stop, and that is the desk of President Barack Obama, who stood beside the woman who clearly knew the truth of the attacks on September 12th, who repeated the lies on September 15th in an address to the American people, who sent out a representative, Susan Rice, to the Sunday talk shows to repeat the lie, and who stood before the United Nations lying to the world about the nature of a military offensive by a foreign invader that sacked our territory and murdered our representative in Libya, our American Ambassador, Chris Stevens.
I am not sure if this is an impeachable offense, but it is an offense against Americans to lie so overtly about the murder of our citizens, to seek to protect your narrative, that you are the Al Qaeda Killer, the Bin Laden Slayer, over speaking the truth to the American people about how and why our land was sacked and our citizens murdered.
Below is a timeline of the events for you to understand more clearly how and why Hilary Clinton’s attempt to sweep Benghazi under the rug has no chance in the world of succeeding-
July: Anti-Islam video “Innocence of Muslims” posted on You Tube.
Aug. 14: SST team leaves Libya. Team leader Lt. Col. Andy Wood has testified that Stevens wanted them to stay on.
Sept. 10: Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri calls on Libyans to avenge the death of his Libyan deputy, Abu Yahya al Libi, killed in a June drone strike in Pakistan.
Sept. 11: Protesters converge on the U.S. embassy in Cairo….That night, Republican candidate Mitt Romney criticizes an embassy statement denouncing the video before the events unfolding in Libya are known to the world. Late that night, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says in a statement that “some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet.”
The Libyan Attacks began around 9 pm Libyan Time-
Sept. 12: Media outlets report that Stevens and three other Americans have been killed in an attack by well-armed militants. Obama denounces an “outrageous and shocking attack” without mentioning the video or terrorism. Reuters reports for the first time that some administration officials believe the assault “bears the hallmarks of an organized attack.”
Sept. 13: White House spokesman Jay Carney says “the protests we’re seeing around the region are in reaction to this movie.”
Sept. 14: Carney says the administration had “no actionable intelligence” about a pending attack.
Sept. 16: Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, does the rounds on the Sunday talk shows and says the video is the “proximate cause” of the assault in Benghazi. “Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous — not a premeditated — response to what had transpired in Cairo,” Rice tells ABC. That same day, interim Libyan president Mohamed Magarief insists on CBS that “it was planned, definitely.”
Sept. 25: In his address to the U.N. General Assembly, Obama doesn’t mention terrorism but makes repeated references to the video. Asked about Clinton’s statement on ABC’s“The View” show, the president skirts the issue by saying: “We’re still doing an investigation,” blames “extremist militias.”