It’s taken several months, but now that the 2012 elections are well over and in the rearview mirror, the media can’t avoid covering the scandalous actions the Obama Administration has taken with regard to the September 11, 2012 attack on the US embassy in Benghazi. Not that they didn’t try to avoid it, but the truth is coming out and they simply can’t keep a lid on information the way they used to be able to do.
I know there are people out there who would oppose Obama even if it meant denying he was right when he said the sky was blue. There are as many people who are absolutely blind supporters of the President no matter what nonsense he spouts. Here’s what I also know: the President and his Secretary of State knew full well that our embassy in Benghazi was attacked by Islamist terrorists with the intent to destroy it and to kill Americans, particularly our ambassador. They knew that almost as soon as it happened. Ambassador Stevens, killed in that that attack, had made repeated requests for more security forces in the days before the attack because intel received – and known by both the President and the Secretary – indicated an attack was likely. His requests were denied, the attack happened, and now he and 3 others are dead as a result.
In response (when they responded), the Administration deliberately put out the story that the attack was a spontaneous violent uprising brought on by a YouTube video created by an American resident, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, that has apparently infuriated Muslims across the Middle East and Africa. Nakoula was arrested at his residence by a virtual battalion of police officers and federal agents in the dead of night and incarcerated. Probation violations that had not risen to the level of concern by local law enforcement to that point suddenly became serious dangers to the community and Nakoula was charged with 4 counts, to which he plead guilty in what was apparently a plea bargain. He remains in jail to this day, in case you’re wondering.
The White House Press Secretary, US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, Secretary Hillary Clinton, and President Obama all made references to that video being the cause of the attack for days after the attack and now we know that they were flat-out lying. That’s right, and I’m speaking specifically to those people who support this President vehemently and who as vehemently screamed “Bush Lied!” over and over during the previous Presidency: Obama lied. He and his administration knew completely that the attack was a terrorist attack and they deliberately moved to deceive you… to deceive us all. They have said for months, now, that the talking points about the attack were written by the intelligence community, and now we know that this was simply false. The White House was deeply involved in crafting this fairy tale, with administration officials pressuring members of the intelligence community to remove any reference to terrorist activity from their reports.
In short, they deliberately withheld security measures from one of our embassies and then, when it was predictably attacked and American citizens and officials were killed, they hid the truth from you. They are still trying to hide that truth. To coin a phrase, “Obama lied, people died.” You can insert “Clinton” into that one, too, if you like.
I don’t care which side of this political chasm we’ve developed here in America you’re on, the concept that the Administration would act in this way isn’t something that should be tolerated. The people who did this should be held to account and, frankly, a lot of them should be removed from their positions. We can’t trust them and we shouldn’t feel comfortable relying on them to look after our political interests around the world, to say nothing about the safety of our officials and military. They listened to experts tell them that more security was needed and they denied it. Then, when the situation proves them wrong in that decision, they seek to cover it over and blame the whole mess on, basically, freedom of speech.
We need to get to the bottom of it and we need the people responsible to be called out and dealt with. I don’t care how high that goes and I don’t care what political party they belong to. Nor, my fellow Americans, should you.