Update- 10/29/12: Intelligence investigators had penned on September 13, that this attack was, indeed, a terrorist attack at Benghazi. There was no evidence of a mob unrest or demonstration… and General Petraeus stands by that assessment…
Fox News continues to request an interview with President Obama, or Vice-President Biden… but reports that the White House has not yet responded as of 10/29/12…
The September 11, 2012 attack by Al Qaeda terrorists upon the American sovereign soil compound at Benghazi, Libya, resulted in the massacre of four Americans, including the first American Ambassador since 1979. But, how could this happen? At first, the Obama Administration declared this to be a spontaneous attack resultant from a mob riot due to a Youtube.com video insulting an Islamic leader. Members of the Administration repeated this explanation—even on popular TV. The President repeated this on the stump, saying again and again that “bin Laden is dead and the Al Qaeda is on their heels.” Government investigations were already under way, when the 9/11 Benghazi attack was finally classified as an Al Qaeda terrorist attack. Peaceful Libyans are attempting to create a new government, with the assistance of the late American Ambassador, and other courageous security forces—but too many questions remain, especially, what did the Administration know and when did they know it?
What happened in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012? Just weeks before the American national elections, four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were massacred and killed at the American compound in Benghazi, Libya. The attack was recorded on video surveillance cameras around the compound of this sovereign soil. The Americans are assisting Libyans to create a new government, after the demise of Gaddafi’s brutal reign. After the Benghazi attack, non-violent Libyans protested the massacre– Fox news coverage showed many carrying signs, apologizing to the American people for the massacre: a courageous act considering that the Al Qaeda shoots western sympathizers. American security forces and CIA are testifying under oath in an on-going Congressional investigation, that the attackers were, in fact, heavily armed Al Qaeda rebel forces. Security operatives are testifying that Al Qaeda forces are re-bounding throughout the Middle East and North Africa, despite hoopla to the contrary. Highly respected international journalist, Lara Logan, after years of investigating the Middle East, is on a mission to alert Americans that, yes, Al Qaeda is bounding back. Sadly, Americans have been told repeatedly by our own President Obama, that “Bin Laden is dead and the Al Qaeda are on their heels.” President Obama’s claim is not true.
On September 12, from the White House rose garden, Obama apologized to Muslims around the world, saying America will not tolerate insults to the people of Islam. For the next two weeks, the President repeatedly told Americans that a ‘spontaneous demonstration’ erupted because of an Islamic-offensive Yutube video. (The maker of that 18-minute film was later arrested for what turned out to be only a probation violation Both Secretary of State Clinton repeated the Youtube riot story on national TV.. Ditto, UN Ambassador Susan Rice, on 5 separate network appearances in the week following the attack. And ditto again and again, with the President’s words on “The View,” and the David Letterman show. A spontaneous attack over a Youtube video. End of story. Until the security forces came forward to Congress.
In fairness, the chaos of such a massacre can be confusing, but security forces must investigate all the information. The fact is that Susan Rice, Ambassador to the UN, had definitively declared this tragedy to be a demonstration gone wrong, and not a planned terrorist attack– and the resultant conflicting information lead some to believe that there is a cover-up about Benghazi. Ambassadors are in fact, personal representatives of the US President. Why did the President’s personal representative tell 5 separate TV networks something that was later proven to be untrue? Who gave the President’s personal representative—as well as State Secretary Clinton– authority to tell the American people (and the world,) that this attack was not a planned terrorist attack? Tragically, as facts about Benghazi emerge, it is established that Secretary Clinton was watching the security cameras’ video as the compound attack ensued in real time.
Here are some facts that have emerged with the Congressional hearings:
- In the past year, there have been 230 concerted attacks against American embassies and their ‘sovereign soil,’ in the Middle East;
- The Libyan Internal Minister sent a memo to Washington, D.C., on September 1, saying that Benghazi had been put on ‘high alert,’ and needed help;
- That there are 2000 security forces in Bagdad, but only 2 dozen in Libya;
- American security forces in Benghazi had been put on ‘combat pay,’ status, although, the number of security forces was reduced;
- The Benghazi compound (separate from our embassy in Tripoli, but still sovereign soil,) had also been violently attacked in June: leaving a huge hole in the compound’s wall, several feet across— and, as of 10/19/12, the breach was intended to measure the American response;
- Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, told the nation from the White House rose garden on 9/12, that this was not a terrorist attack, repeating this for many days—before a full retraction, saying, yes, it was a terrorist attack. On 10/15, Clinton took full State Department responsibility for the tragedy— one day before the 2nd Presidential debate in Hempstead, NY, on 10/16;
- Former CIA Director, Porter Goss, said on a Foxnews.com interview (on/about 10/19,) that “they don’t want us here,” pointing out Al Qaeda attacks against the British and the international Red Cross– who got their people out.
On October 9, 2012, Vice-President Joe Biden, in his debate with Congressman Paul Ryan (in the vice-presidential debate,) said, “we were not told!” [--it was a terrorist attack.] How can the Vice-President, who is one heart-beat away from the Oval Office, NOT KNOW about terrorist attacks against Americans? What went wrong?
Campaigns are designed to sway voters and beat the competition. For months, Mr. Obama’s campaign has campaigned again and again– on TV, in ads, on the ‘stump’– that “Bin Laden is dead– and Al Qaeda is on their heels.” As Congressional investigations show, that claim is just not true. Plus, soldiers report from the front, don’t make such claims– Al Qaeda responds with more attacks. We need to stop saying that Al Qaeda is on their heels!
Fox news interviewed Congressman Bob Corker, R-TN on 10/10/12 (Foreign Relations Committee) (http://video.foxnews.com/v/1890914976001/sen-corker-white-house-trying-to-protect-faux-image) Corker said that Al Qaeda is on the rise: that “the White House is trying to protect its faux image… there was no question that the State Department said that everyone knew this was a terrorist attack…. that this speaks to the character of this administration…” and continued saying, “the State Department on Libya, in fact, completely contradicts the White House’s response to the attack.” From Fox interviews with other Congressmen, the surveillance video is now being studied by the CIA and shows many identifiable faces as Al Qaeda members. Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT,) upon return from the Middle East, flat out told Fox news, “the President and Vice-President are not being straight with the American people,” and, “our Consulate in Benghazi had been bombed twice! And they reduce security??”
There is a terrible irony here. Four American killed in a terrorist attack. Did the American government know it was a terrorist attack and misrepresent the facts? Or not? Either way, the world loses. And Al Qaeda gains ground. Terror cannot survive without lies. Justice cannot survive without honesty. To fight terror, we need honesty.
What went wrong? Get the facts…. and you decide.
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