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BenghaziBy Alan Smithee

In July 2013 Ahmadinejad boasted that he rattled Western taboos by calling for more historical research into the Nazi atrocities surrounding what he protests as a myth, the extent of the Holocaust.  This is a man who has said of Iran, “Gays, what gays”.

The relevant and disturbing issue here is that Benghazi and Holocaust deniers shy away from the appropriate description of their actions as “denial”, this as they retreat to the radical’s sanctuary of re-definition, here they embrace “revisionism”, a concept, in the case of the Holocaust, that every reputable scholars summarize as historical mythology.

Is this, also, a denier of harsh realities, a self-serving jaundiced journalist?  Does this not appear to be the world of David Kirkpatrick, an odds on favorite for a Benghazi denier, a historical revisionist, ignoring existing evidence to the contrary?  He is one who ineptly strays from and evades the truth, a creator of mythological mendacities.

Many claim, with some justified reportage, that within the context of this recent editorial (?) “A Deadly Mix in Benghazi, By David D. Kirkpatrick, 12/28/13” a NYT Six Chapter effort,

there was little, if any, or was it even purposely clouded, the acknowledgement that David Kirkpatrick was James B. Stewart’s research assistant on the 1997 book “Blood Sport”: The President and His Adversaries, an expose by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, which made Hillary Clinton look like a saint.

Why does this concern us?  In short, rewrite history if the truth is painful.

Few knew, or were intended to know, how far back the simpatico, shared affection and ideology, this favorably blinkered relationship between Kirkpatrick and Hillary Clinton went.  Is there any reason to be shocked that this suspect “white paper”, that 12/2013 NYT-a six month researched report, was written to vindicate Hillary Clinton from the atrocious, obvious to truth seekers,  a pusillanimous, cowardly, spineless and deadly dereliction of duty, for any and all tainted by it, it is forever called  “Benghazi”?  The absolution, would be a simple “I made a mistake”, not forth coming.

Did this effort not come from the same crew, research “war” room, which vindicated Hillary from Whitewater, Vince Foster, Investigations of Obstruction of Justice, and the like?

And for what reason was this done now?  Can anyone say 2016?


“What Does it Matter?”

The report by David Kirkpatrick, 12/2013 NYT, six-part series by New York Times reporter David Kirkpatrick on Benghazi- the alleged “flawed” but well documented now, incompetent oversight of the six or seven editorial directors of the NYT in vetting the story.

The necessary facts known to all, and ignored, goes a long way in debunking the egregious premises fabricated from an exhaustive, scrubbed, but self-serving investigation by The Times that claimed to have resolved, in part, confused in totality, any nagging, but lacking substance for rationality for most,  doubts about what precipitated the attack on the United States mission in Benghazi, Libya, 2012 that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

The absolute absence on any mention of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was a blatant “re-tell”, a card shark telegraph, of sycophant, acolyte bias.  We pretty much know the truth; the cover up effort is, at best, in full attack mode, ludicrous and hilarious even for yellow journalism.

Ah, yes, Benghazi was a hoax, as was 9/11/2001(The most prominent conspiracy theory is that the collapse of the Twin Towers and 7 World Trade Center were the result of a controlled demolition…even as the world watched it happen on live TV), and then there was the Holocaust.  The death of four Benghazi patriots was a myth.  Democracy is dead; long live Nazism, the paraphrased rant of Joe Kennedy as Hitler rose in power, Al Qaeda in our generation.  Yes, history does repeat itself, is this “it” again?

Benghazi was the harbinger of appeasement, mollification and pacification leading to the appearance of, a leadership vacuum, “weakness”, and a world stage provocation.

All embassies fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of State, ambassadors answer to the Secretary of State.  “Where is the Secretary of State in the Times report when an Ambassador she is commissioned to protect, the representative of the President in-situ, is murdered on her watch?”  Media Matters protests of anyone that would “try to end any potential presidential run by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before it can begin.”  It is the stuff of soft propaganda worthy of Iran Mullah’s and North Korea dictators.  This is a simple lust to be Queen.

Back then, “David Martin (CBS News -10/19/12 -Piecing together White House response to Benghazi) is reporting that on the night of the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, a team of American military commandos was sent from Europe to an airfield at Sigonella, in Sicily, Italy, putting them at least an hour’s flight away from Benghazi, CBS News has learned.

The team, known as the Commander’s In-extremis Force, was designed specifically for quick reaction to unforeseen emergencies.

It was repeatedly reported that assistance was sent from a nearby CIA location,


Ambassador Chris Stevens

A quick reaction force from the CIA annex a mile away was sent to help the ambassador and others at the consulate.  It eventually returned to the annex with all of the survivors and Sean Smith, a State Department official who had been killed, but not with Ambassador Stevens.

The military forces apparently could have been on the scene at the US Consulate in Benghazi within an hour?  Apparently some military decisions involving Obama were initiated, but it appears military assets never reached the US Consulate in Benghazi,

Barack Obama met with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Vice President Biden in the Oval Office at 5 p.m. ET, a little more than an hour after the onset of the attack.  The Pentagon began moving military assets:

Eight from Special Operations were sent from Tripoli.

A “fast team” of Marines from Rota, Spain, were sent to guard the Embassy in Tripoli.

A Special Operations force was moved from central Europe to Sigonella Air Base in southern Italy, just 480 miles from Benghazi.

F-16s and Apache helicopters remained parked and unused at Aviano Air Base in northern Italy.

Two Navy destroyers already in the Mediterranean Sea were moved off the coast of Libya on the day of the attack but were never used.

It is indisputable that military force should have been deployed to drive off the terrorist attackers and to attempt a rescue of the Ambassador and the other Americans who were also under attack.”  Americans die trying to rescue Americans.  Those without this commitment do not deserve the mantle of “American”.

With these assets in place, the death of Americans eminent, our leaders, those who could have made a difference by persuasion, were “present” only, awash in dereliction of duty.

Excuses will be infinite, redefinition of history endless as many protect their retirement, legacy, explanation ridiculous; cowards, incompetents, amateurs and apologists, present those who could never find the courage to make a plan, execute preparations and “pull the trigger” on an attempt to save the lives of four patriots or die trying.  This was always, in the past, the American way!

The former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, in his book “Duty”, frames a presidential rebuke [amongst ample praise] “[The President] doesn’t believe in his own [foreign policy] strategy and doesn’t consider the war [on terrorist] to be his.  For him [reflected by Hillary’s, not arguable, dereliction of duty on Benghazi].  It is all about getting out….not winning.  Americans died and their Commander in Chief sent troops into harm’s way while he had reservations which diluted support?  Is this the historical headstone, the “Benghazi Doctrine”?  Was this action absent conviction?

It would be helpful if gentlemen like Robert Michael Gates would tell the American People what they know about politics when it matters, flower it in “National security” but let it bloom congressionally.  The fine line between “need to know” and “the honor of loyalty” is conscience.  That fierce moral battle is before us with Edward Joseph Snowden.

“Duty” was not just a word, a book; it is a code of honor.

September 11, 2012 well qualifies for another “Day that will live in infamy”

The rational intelligence community is arriving at a consensus that under Obama there is a state of foreign policy chaos.

  • Iraq is crumbling back under the control of the “decimated” Al Qaeda.
  • The Pakistan doctor who was pivotal in the assassination of bin Laden is still in prison.
  • In Iran, the nuke situation is under the control of the Mullahs and out of the sphere of controlling influence of American diplomacy.
  • In Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, war is looming.

Media Matters in its campaign to portray anyone with questions about the 9/11/2012, the Benghazi atrocity, frames the “truth tellers” as madcap extremists.  This is a blatant and transparent attempt to distance Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from a high level, at the very political top, treasonous, for most, dereliction of duty and a willing participation, even shocking stewardship, of this unmasked political prevarication, does anyone not know the truth, the new atmosphere of political lies?Bill O'Reilly

Bill O’Reilly is skewering The New York Times’ recent Benghazi report that concluded the 2012 attack was not linked to Al Qaeda, calling it “pure bull.”  “O’Reilly cited an August 2012 report from the Pentagon that said Ansar al-Shariah “embodied Al Qaeda’s presence in Libya,” and accuses the Times of “an amazing lapse in reportage” for not including this assessment.”

We have a President and Secretary of State, do we not, who embrace no responsibility or accountability, are silent and obstructionists, surely complicit in the deaths of four patriots?  The most effective contrivance of villains is silence.  “Truth” cannot be hidden.  Is David Kirkpatrick, sadly, the comic relief of a cataclysm?

“With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans.  Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night decided to go kill some Americans?  What difference at this point does it make?”  Really Hillary, really…another Holocaust style denial?????

To this day, and David Kirkpatrick would have it that way, “Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, producer of the “Innocence of Muslims” movie, was the only person to end up in jail after the attack by Islamic jihadists in Benghazi on 9/11/12 that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.”  I am shocked, shocked that liars would lie!!!! Free speech and veracity are not bed fellows!  “It is not the truth that counts, it is how it appears”.

David Kirkpatrick has reaffirmed the wisdom of “given enough time and research, I can justify anything”.  A political untruth has become the absolution of a “liar”.  Our noble but flawed nation deserves not those that lust for power but rather one who will not shrink from service to their country.

Hundreds of pages of declassified transcripts were released 1/14/14 from a secret meetings in May 21, 2013, with the U.S. military’s top commanders and top congressional members.  This report presents a picture of a woefully ill-postured military force whose assets were not in a position to quickly respond to the Benghazi terror attack – or other hot spots across Africa and the Middle East.

Further, within 15 minutes of that attack on Benghazi, General Martin E. Dempsey and Secretary of Defense Leon Edward Panetta are reported to have met personally with President Obama and informed him it was a “terrorist attack”.  What followed was no rescue effort, four dead patriots and a deliberate, willful, knowledgeable attempt to “lie” to the American public.

How does David Kirkpatrick, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama spin this?

Political lies have become the opium of the electorate.  And the Holocaust surely never happened!   There are no gays in Iran.

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One Response to Return to Benghazi

  1. Anonymous on January 17, 2014 at 8:58 am

    “15 More Benghazi-Related Victims Murdered: Does it Matter Now Hillary?” By Dean Garrison on Jan 16, 2014.

    A bipartisan “U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Committee” report: “Review of the Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Facilities in Benghazi, Libya, September 11, 2012”,

    …has found that the State Department could have likely prevented the death of four Americans in Benghazi if they would not have ignored the intelligence reports and pleas for assistance from our diplomatic mission.

    The Congressional Report of 1/15/14/ says our government could have prevented the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi.

    This report, worked on for months and released Wednesday 1/15/14 by a bipartisan Senate intelligence committee, also says 15 people in Libya who had tried to help the FBI investigate the murders have been killed.

    The Justice and State departments are still blocking access to Benghazi witness. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C has said he has finally talked to one, with damming results. Why is there no mention, in this report, of President Obama, most likely his disregard of “duty”, AWOL, or disabuse us of this negligence, surely, to our nation’s finest? Is Hillary mentioned maybe once or even at all????

    Reprehensively, the latest is a cruel; and self-serving suggestion that some of the blame, for Ambassadors Stevens demise, is directed toward a dead Ambassador Stevens. “Benghazi Was Ambassador Stevens’ Fault.” Are we really fools? Alas, you can fool some of the people, all of the time.”

    “Diplomat Recounts Benghazi Experience, Criticizes Response: ‘I’ve Been Punished’ For Speaking Out. by Evan McMurry, September 8th, 2013. American diplomat Greg Hicks, was present the night of the attack on the Benghazi consulate. As yet, congress has been denied access to other witness, other than one, and fifteen interviewed by FBI are now dead, reports exists….

    [….Hicks spoke in detail about the attempts to save Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was killed in the initial attack on Benghazi, and said the phone call informing him that Hicks had perished was “the saddest moment in my career.”

    “I’ve been perplexed and frustrated with the way this all played out,” Hicks said. “Ambassador Stevens went to do his job, to do what he knew Secretary Clinton wanted him to do, and he was attacked while he was there.”

    He also said the anti-Muslim video the administration initially believed to have incited the attacks clearly had nothing to do with them. “The video was a non-event in Libya,” he said. “We had heard nothing about protests (in Cairo). The building had been set on fire by the attackers, and our diplomatic security agents were heavily outnumbered.”

    “The American people need to have the story, and Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Ty Woods, and Glen Doherty’s names are names that should be remembered by every American,” Hicks said. “We need to make sure that the people going out into the world on our behalf have honorable people protecting their backs, the tools that they need, and the resources necessary to do the job that they’ve been asked to do for the people of the United States.” Folks, they were doing our job protecting freedom!

    Four patriots dead, fifteen in Libya interviewed by the FBI are now also dead; no one has been fired or held accountable! Evil exists because “good” individuals do nothing? And they have no shame! The evil that men do lives after them, the good interred with the bones.

    “Hillary Clinton’s campaign ad was memorable. It featured a telephone ringing at 3 a.m. It strongly suggested that Barack Obama was not prepared to take that phone call at that critical hour. Somewhere a crisis would mount, and she wanted primary voters to understand that the inexperienced Illinois senator was not ready to tackle it.”…nor, as history will attest, was she!

    Do we now have at least two people incapable of handling a 3:00 am crisis phone call? The honest answer is….Yes

    In looking for any dishonest, biased journalistic, unethical coverage of this national aberration, Paul Joseph Goebbels, former Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany for Hitler, would have been proud.

    There is no longer a “reasonable doubt”, just an electorate verdict. To not now, know what happened, who is responsible, is to embrace “denial”.

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