Monday, May 05, 2014

Who is this "Ben Gazzi" guy?

If you get your information from the mainstream media, the extent of your knowledge about Benghazi is that he is some guy from the Tea Party and he probably works at Fox News.

So it might not have interested you much to hear that there are some new revelations about Mr. Gazzi last week. I mean, that was like two years ago, dude. We've slept since then.

But I think that the families of the four Americans killed in Benghazi deserve some honest answers about what happened to their loved ones, and why.

There are a number of questions which remain unanswered.

Why was there not adequate security for our ambassador at the American consulate in Benghazi, in spite of repeated requests to improve the level of protection, and multiple warnings that the situation was becoming increasingly dangerous?

Why was help not forthcoming when the assault on the consulate was underway?

What was Obama doing in the ten hours between the time the attack began and the time that our ambassador was captured, tortured, and murdered?

What was Hillary doing?

What orders did they give regarding sending reinforcements to help?

After the attacks, how did the bogus story about the attack being caused by a YouTube video come about?

Who changed the talking points from the intelligence community, removing the account of a well-planned terror attack and replacing it with a fabricated story of a spontaneous demonstration gone out of control?

Why did Hillary and Biden promise the family members of the dead Americans that they would get the man who made the video, rather than promising to get the people who killed their loved ones?

Why was the only American response to throw the idiot who made that dumb video in jail, rather than tracking down and killing the terrorists who actually committed the acts?

After 18 months of stonewalling, we finally have evidence, in the form of email communications from within the Obama regime forced into the light by a private lawsuit, that the effort to blame the attack on a YouTube video was knowingly deceptive, intentionally calculated to divert attention from Obama's failed policies in Libya and preserve his campaign narrative that he had defeated al Qaeda. The September 14, 2012 email from Benjamin Rhodes, with Subject "PREP CALL with Susan" discussed  the instructions given to Susan Rice in advance of her appearance on a series of Sunday talk shows to discuss the attack in Benghazi. Rhodes described her goal during these appearances being, “To underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.” Because it is standard operating procedure in the Muslim world to bring rocket powered grenades and mortars to  prayer services at the mosque, and if you happen to hear about a video which makes you upset, things can just get out of hand really fast..

The media has spent the past year and a half largely ignoring the story, or when necessary, deriding and marginalizing those who suggested that the administration deliberately fabricated the story of the YouTube video for political reasons. The White House, which once promised to be the most transparent administration ever, fought vigorously to keep these emails hidden, but was compelled by court order to release them. It seems that they are more interested in providing political cover for Obama and Hillary than they are in accepting accountability and being honest with the people they work for.

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