Skip to comments.Jonah Goldberg: Truths about Benghazi still hidden
Posted on 10/12/2013 5:15:49 PM PDT by Libloather
The only real accountability for the Benghazi scandal will have to come in 2016.
Clinton picked four of the five members of the independent board, and they were kind enough to show her a draft before they released it to Congress. The ARB assigned all meaningful blame to some mid-level officials. ARB members declined to interview Clinton because, according to testimony by Ambassador Thomas Pickering and Adm. Michael Mullen (the chairman and vice-chairman of the ARB), they determined at the outset that it wouldnt be necessary. None of the people who were interviewed for the report were under oath.
Congressional Republicans would like to get relevant witnesses to testify under oath, but they claim that the State Department and CIA are blocking that. CNN has reported that many potential CIA witnesses have been subjected to frequent, even monthly lie detector tests to discourage them from leaking information. One insider told CNN: You have no idea the amount of pressure being brought to bear on anyone with knowledge of this operation, Said another: You dont jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well if you talk to anyone about what happened.
Thats all very ominous, and Im at a loss as to why its outrageous for Congress to try to get to the bottom of what happened.
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Romney should have run with it. 2016? Memories are short. Hillary? They’ll bury it. Who R ‘they?’ you’ll figure it out.
Let me get this straight, it’s not a crime for the POTUS to leave men to die while he flies to Vegas to beg for bucks? If that ain’t criminal I don’t know what is.
Why did Hillary and Obama use US personnel, equipment and facilities to overthrow the government of Libya? Had they ever made that a main point of their foreign policy? It’s about the money. That’s why they are fighting so hard to keep this covered up. What are all the soccer Moms and college kids going to say when they find out the Democrat leaders kill for money?
The truth about all the scandals is being hidden, this one is just the most vile. In fact the truth about nearly everything is being hidden. This is what happens when the media become lap dogs for someone that wants to be a dictator.
Eric, Greg: God is just. His justice will not sleep forever. Keep the faith.
But to have no team readying itself to go even after 7 hours of attack?
Tom Sawyer couldn’t have done a better whitewash job than the Benghazi investigators.
TELL them politely: APPOINT A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!!!
Wasn’t it due to a YouTube video? That’s what I heard.
I’m sure it was the video...or Bush’s fault.
B/c the Egyptian military just arrested the Clintons' Muslim Brotherhood employee for inciting Mideast terror.
REFERENCE A Muslim Brotherhood activist on US soil---who was an employee of one of three tax-exempt Clinton Foundations--astonishingly--was working for the Clintons, and simultaneously conducting Mideast terror activities. Also raises huge questions about the Clintons' three tax-exempt foundations laundering money for terror activities. Tax-exempt foundations are known havens for money laundering and tax evasion.
Gehad (means jihad) el-Haddad served as one of the Muslim Brotherhoods top communications officials; he was a top Muslim Brotherhood official and adviser to Obama's hand-picked Egyptian candidate, Morsi; el-Haddad served for five years as a top official at the Clinton Foundation, a nonprofit group founded by former President Bill Clinton. El-Haddad pushed the Muslim Brotherhoods Islamist agenda in the foreign press, where he was often quoted defending the Brotherhoods crackdown on civil liberties in Egypt. He became the public face of the Islamist organization soon after leaving his post at the Clinton Foundation; much of his official work with the Brotherhood took place while he was still claiming to be employed by the Clinton Foundation.
The more cynical among us might wonder if the Clintons' Foundations were money laundering for the Muslim Brotherhood.
NY POST EXCERPT ----The Bill Clinton Foundation has spent more than $50 million on travel expenses Bill Clintons foundation has spent more than $50 million on travel expenses since 2003, an analysis of the nonprofits tax forms reveal.....includes $4.2 million in 2011 for the William J. Clinton Foundation (to which Hillary and Chelsea are attached); $730,000 for the Clinton Global Health Initiative; and $7.2 million for the Clinton Health Action Initiative (CHAI).
A key Muslim goal is the destruction of Western Civilization.....and Christianity. The tip-off occurred when Egyptian General al-Sisi refused to take vacaying Obaba's call from MV. It affirmed Gen al-Sisi's determination not to let Obaba interfere with his plan to drive the Muslim Brotherhood out of Egyptian politics. Superpowers Russia and China both backed al-Sisi and the Saudis jet-streamed al-Sisi millions to finish the job.
The Egyptian military has vowed to rebuild the 63 churches torched by the marauding Egyptian Muslims. Al Sisi's got the lay of the land---he knows who's got the ear of our Muslim president.
Stupid Obomb-no doesn't have a clue. Gen al-Sisi's unrelenting defense of Christians has turned the world upside down. Gen al-Sisi is igniting worldwide disapproval of the MB---world leaders are vocally defending Christians. (1) Russian Pres Putin vocally decried Christian slaughter by Muzzies. China also backed al-Sisi. (3) The Saudis jet-streamed millions to al-Sisi to continue the Muslim disemboweling.
THE SYRIAN/EGYPTIAN CONNECTION Syrian rebels---who are Sunni Muslim jihadists---attacked the Syrian Christian village of Maaloula; one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the East was also being sabotaged. BBC NEWS later reported that Assad ordered the Syrian Army to take back the Christian town from Islamist rebels.
That twit Obama is on the wrong side again ....ordering the CIA to arm Syrian Muzzie rebels so they can kill more Christians.
REFERENCE At the Hay Literary festival in Wales, author and PBS historian, Niall Ferguson, spent much of his time dissing Obama's "smart power" speech delivered in Cairo in 2009......describing it as "touchy feely nonsense"...
Ferguson has sent out warnings about Obama's failure to come to terms with what Ferguson sees as the potential rise of the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt and the possible "restoration of the caliphate and the strict application of Sharia"........themes at the heart of this new book "Civilization: The West and the Rest"...............
Ferguson's standpoint is that Western dominance has been a progressive civilizing force.....his new book reinforces these arguments postulating that there were six killer "apps" which propelled the West to a position of predominance.
These were competition, science, property, modern science, consumption and work ethic, each with a dedicated chapter in the book.
Ferguson contrasts how China was the world's most advanced civilization in the 15th century but stagnated and was overtaken by Dutch mercantilism and the rise of capitalism employing the six "skills".
In his books, and on his compelling PBS series "Civilization," Ferguson lists "morality" as a strategic strength of Western Civilization. He points out the successful Chinese business city Wenzou also has 1,400 churches.
NOTE Not coincidentally, it was China that joined Russia in decrying The Muslim Brotherhood's attack on Egyptian Christian's churches, homes and businesses.
William "The Smirker" Kristol, once a FOX regular,
he was just untethered from FOX and is now a free-lancer.
In March 2011, Kristol wrote an editorial in his rag--Weekly Standard---arguing that United States' military interventions in Muslim countries (including the Gulf War, the Kosovo War, the War in Afghanistan, and the Iraq War) should not be classified as "invasions", but rather as "liberations". Kristol has also backed President Barack Obama's decision to intervene in the 2011 Libyan civil war and urged fellow conservatives to support the action.(Source Wiki)
So where are the Islamic democracies and reliable US allies in the War on Terror we were promised by "liberating" these hellholes?
(waiting for hysterical laughter to die down)
These "US invasion/liberations" were the way to stabilize and democratize, to help indegenous jihadists topple and kill the resident dictators many of the leaders whom were U.S. allies providing crucial intelligence about the fervent jihadists planning anti-American terror insurgencies....getting ready to set sail for Amrica and bomb US targets.
Our new allies abducted Libyas president while others car-bombed Swedens consulate in Benghazi site of the still unavenged terrorist massacre of American Amb Stevens and three other U.S. officials 13 months ago while Obama and Hillary had a love fest on 60 Minutes.
OBAMA HILLARY LOVE FEST ON 60 MINUTES
Obobo hustled her onto TV to gaze in adoration, after her
arrogant dismissal of the Benghazi massacre before Congress.
British Petroleum (BP)is an ally and political donor to Obama. BP helped foment the civil war with the rebels promising a better oil deal than Qaddafi.
While I wouldn’t put anything past O and his team, it’s hard to believe he’s allied with BP after the screwing over he gave them during the Gulf oil rig blowout. He forced them to agree to a $20 billion (more or less) slush fund with little controls on the payout. And they are in league with him?
Benghazi ping. Not a lot of new information, but the conclusion about 2016 is interesting.
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Had this catastrophe been litigated through the courts the legal costs and judgments could have easily exceeded $20 billion. The cases would have gone on forever continuing to generate bad press for BP.
Sylvia V. Baca is a former employee of BP Oil  that was appointed by Barack Obama’s Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on June 18, 2009 as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management. Ms. Baca was the general manager for Social Investment Programs and Strategic Partnerships at BP America Inc. As part of her duties at the Department of Interior she oversees the Bureau of Land Management and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.
The Clintons stink—literally and figuratively.
OandH thought what was happening was just a "harmless" kidnapping-in-progress. They stupidly failed to notice that they were tricked by Al Qaeda, or an allied group---who simply replaced the original kidnappers with terrorist killers.
This theory would also explain why the asked-for extra security for Benghazi was denied....American personnel were left with guards who had no plans to give their lives for this operation.
This would also explain Hillarys odd comment upon hearing what happened; would explain why this administration, and MSM presstitutes, will do anything to cover it up.
“Hillary and Barack were taking advice from Al Qaeda.”