As we all know by now, on September 12, 2012, on the anniversary of the 9/11 bombings, the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya was attacked by Islamic Fundamentalists. The US. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens was brutally murdered and his body dragged through the streets. This was the first killing of an American Ambassador since the administration of Jimmy Carter in the late 1970s. For the past two plus weeks, we have written about this attack ad infinitum because something about it just smelled like a rat. And, we all know when something smells like a rat, it usually is. For more background about this matter, please see: ”Free Speech and Foreign Policy;” “The murder of the US ambassador to Libya is a wake-up call for Obama;” and “White House: Mid East Attacks Not Premiditated.”
From the very beginning it has been the position of the United States government that theses attacks were the result of Islamic anger over the evil portrayal of the profit Mohammed in a US made independent film. In fact, immediately after the attack, President Obama and Hillary Clinton condemned the attacks and further condemned the film on which the attacks were based. I remember watching that new conference on September 12 and thinking, “who are they kidding?” All of the initial reports were that the attack was militaristic and consisted of two waves with the use of automatic weapons and grenade launchers.
Believe me; the poor, out of work, young men who usually perform these unplanned attacks in Arab Countries, do not have anything more than sticks and kitchen knives when they partake in them.
This was not about anger over a low-budget unseen independent film. This was about Al-Quaeda and September 11.
The whole world knew it. The American citizenry knew it. And, President Obama and Hillary Clinton knew it.
And, they knew it on September 12 before the early morning press conference.
And, yet the lies and deception continued. On the Sunday talk shows of Sunday, September 16, 2012, UN Ambassador to the United States, Susan Rice stated that the attacks were because of the film and then continued later:
“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. In Cairo, as you know, a few hours earlier, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated. 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. And then as that unfolded, it seems to have been hijacked, let us say, by some individual clusters of extremists who came with heavier weapons… And it then evolved from there”.
Again, I kept thinking: ”Who are they kidding?”
Well, now the truth is becoming so clear that the Obama Administration has for the first time during his Presidency, declared something a terrorist attack – and it is this one. He just simply could not deny it any longer. In fact, now the big issue is: Who knew what and when did they know it?” For those of you old enough to remember, that was the phrase throughout the whole Watergate scandal. Back then, it was “What did Nixon know and when did he know it?”
There is mounting evidence all over the web and from reports that, in fact, Obama knew a military type attack was planned for Libya on the anniversary of 9/11 and did nothing about it. In fact, there was little, if any, security for Ambassador Stevens and the other three martyrs. If this turns out to be true then those already calling this Libyagate will be correct. This would be a scandal of unparalleled proportions. It would make the Carter mess in Iran pale in historical significance.
During the Presidency of “W”, there was a famous bumper sticker I saw all over Southern California about the Iraq War which stated “Bush Lied, People Died.” During the Bush presidency, I found this bumper sticker personally offensive because I do not believe, nor have ever believed, that Bush lied getting us into the Iraq war. However, if the claims being made now are backed up by firm evidence, then the Obama Administration is guilty of a very serious offense against the American people.
If they knew of the attack 24 hours in advance, they are guilty.
If they knew it was a planned attack and openly lied about it for political gain, they are guilty.
There simply is no two ways about it.
If you weren’t angry last week when I wrote my first article about getting angry, I hope you are now!