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How the Benghazi cover-up is keeping the killers at large
American Thinker ^
| Ed Lasky
Posted on 05/05/2014 6:54:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
While Obama and Clinton allies in the Democratic Party and media (but I repeat myself) dismiss Benghazi scrutiny as a partisan witch-hunt, the cover-up has tied the hands of the Pentagon in its hunt for the murderers.
As I wrote earlier this year (in “To protect his image, Obama has tied Pentagon's hands in hunting for Benghazi attackers”), Obama’s refusal to designate the Benghazi attack as having been planned and perpetrated by Al Qaeda has prevented the Pentagon from hunting down the murderers -- all to protect his image.
Kristina Wong of The Hill reported:
The U.S. military cannot hunt down and kill people responsible for the deadly 2012 attack on an American compound in Benghazi, Libya, as long as the terrorists are not officially deemed members or affiliates of al Qaeda, newly declassified transcripts from congressional hearings show.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey in testimony on Oct. 10 said the Pentagon's hands are tied because the groups involved are not covered by the Authorization for Use of Military Force. The AUMF law allows U.S. attacks anywhere in the world only on al Qaeda and "associated forces."
"The individuals related in the Benghazi attack, those that we believe were either participants or leadership of it, are not 'authorized use of military force,' " Gen. Dempsey told the House Armed Services Committee in his classified testimony during a closed hearing.
The transcript was released on Monday.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghaziterrorists; terrorism
Obamas refusal to designate the Benghazi attack as having been planned and perpetrated by Al Qaeda has prevented the Pentagon from hunting down the murderers -- all to protect his image .
I suspect it is to protect against having al quaeda members testifying in court about the gun-running by Obama, and trying to cut a deal to get back the stinger missiles the administration gave to them.
posted on 05/05/2014 7:20:41 AM PDT
by Go Gordon
(Barack McGreevey Obama)
Al Qaeda is Obama’s friends.
posted on 05/05/2014 7:32:56 AM PDT
(I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
What the Democrats are doing by trying to trivialize Benghazi is to gloss over the fact that four Americans including the US ambassador were killed and their killers are going free. Perhaps a good add for the campaign would show the four coffins returning to the US and Hillary saying what difference does it make.
The principal killer is alive alright, living and working to kill more Americans from the White House.
posted on 05/05/2014 7:49:15 AM PDT
posted on 05/05/2014 8:00:32 AM PDT
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