John R. Houk
© October 25, 2012
The murder of Ambassador Stevens and three other American officials in Benghazi, Libya is indeed beginning to sound like a reprehensible scandal of lies, deceit and abandonment to terrorism that we can and should call Benghazigate.
It seems like every day snippets of information are released revealing the true picture of what happened in Benghazi. It has been revealed that the State Department knew within two hours the attack was planned and organized by terrorists AND that they knew who the terrorists were - Ansar al-Sharia which is an al Qaeda connected Islamic Terrorist group.
So here is the picture: the State Department and White House knew this was a terrorist attack yet the White House, Secretary of State Clinton and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice all laid the blame for the deaths of Americans in Benghazi to a badly made movie trailer entitled “Innocence of Muslims”. If you had seen this trailer you would understand this movie had quality of garage production mocking Mohammed. Would Muslims be offended? Absolutely! Would Muslims across the Islamic world spontaneously riot on the anniversary of 9/11 attacking American Embassies because of a movie trailer of dubious quality that had been out for months? NO! Spontaneity indicates no planning.
Fox News Video: When will We Know the Truth about Benghazi Attack?
The reality is there was nothing spontaneous about any of the riot attacks on American Embassies in the Islamic world. They were all organized by Islamic Terrorists or purist Islamic organizations (aka Radical Islam or Islamism) to coordinate with the Islamic attack on American soil on 9/11. In Libya’s case the riot was incited as a ruse to a pre-planned attack on the Benghazi Consulate with the intention to kill the inhabitants. The only thing I wonder about is if the Ansar al-Sharia terrorists knew that Ambassador Chris Stevens was there on that day. I wonder this because it has been proven that Ambassador Stevens had asked for more security because of the suspicion of an imminent terrorist attack.
The response to the request was to ignore it. That means the State Department ignored the threat or was following Obama guidelines to beef up a military presence at the Libyan Embassy and Consulate. Why would such a request be ignored by the Obama Administration? My guess is that at the time it was more of a priority to be non-aggressive to the Muslim world than it was to protect Americans on diplomatic soil considered American because maintaining a politically correct image to anti-war Leftist-Democratic Party constituents in an election year was more important.
The attitude of trying to paint Romney a warmonger by Obama in the last debate brings me to this conclusion. If Romney would have gone after Obama’s failure at Benghazigate President Obama was obviously prepared to paint a picture that he was the man of international peace and that Romney would be a warmonger President if elected. I am certain it would yet another blame Bush moment. Obama would deceitfully paint the picture Bush started unnecessary wars and perpetuated them into long years, then Obama would come and deliver America from a decade’s long war began by Bush Republicans. Obama would accuse Romney of perpetuating the Bush legacy of war.
As if it was wrong for President Bush go after the foreigners that attacked Americans on American soil, right? AGAIN wrong! America should seek to destroy Islamic terrorists globally that might be a threat to Americans at home or Americans travelling abroad. To do anything else is just idiotic appeasement. The foreign policy of appeasement is just a projection of weakness that incites violence against the appeasers.
How wise a man is Mitt Romney? Wise enough to know that Obama is a master manipulating deceiver! Obama prepared for the last debate to confront his Benghazigate lies by deflecting that Romney was a warmonger. Romney was ready and thus did allow the deceiver-President to manipulate Romney’s image.
BENGHAZI COVER-UP: 'THIS DWARFS WATERGATE'
'The regime is barely holding its campaign together'
By JOE KOVACS
October 24, 2012
PALM BEACH, Fla. – New information suggesting the Obama administration was fully aware of the terror attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, within two hours of the breakout of violence is being blasted as a cover-up of major proportions, with the help of national media who are ignoring the revelation.
“This dwarfs Watergate, weapons of mass destruction, whatever,” said radio host Rush Limbaugh Wednesday afternoon.
“This dwarfs Iran-Contra, about which the media spent three solid years trying to take out Ronald Reagan. The latest shoe to drop in the Benghazi disaster is the news that the State Department was e-mailing about the attack on the consulate and the terrorists who they thought were behind it within two hours, and the e-mails went to the Situation Room of the White House. Obama knew.”
For weeks after the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Obama and his surrogates proffered that the violence was merely an improptu response to an anti-Muslim video.
But reports today from several agencies including Reuters and CBS News reveal the administration knew precisely what was going on almost immediately, courtesy of emails.
Sharyl Attkisson at CBS says: “At 4:05 p.m. Eastern time, on September 11, an alert from the State Department Operations Center was issued to a number government and intelligence agencies. Included were the White House Situation Room, the office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the FBI.
“‘US Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack” — “approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well. Ambassador Stevens, who is currently in Benghazi, and four COM (Chief of Mission/embassy) personnel are in the compound safe haven.’”
And Reuters reports the emails specifically mention the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.
Limbaugh said for the administration to keep claiming it was reaction to a video was worse than misleading.
“They lied, folks. I don’t know how else to say it,” he said. “They knew exactly what happened and who was responsible for it and they knew what was happening. They knew it was not a video, they knew it was not a protest that had gotten out of hand … . It was a preplanned terror attack. There was real-time video of it.”
Limbaugh also scorched Obama for not sending in U.S. military to help the Americans at the consulate:
“The president may not have been aware that he had aircraft carriers in the region that planes land on and take off from and they go out and complete missions and they come back and they land. And we got these things they call submarines. They go under the water so the bad guys can’t see ‘em. They’re in the region, too. We got some naval assets in that region that could have been used.
“They could have been authorized to take action to save the lives of Americans. Remember: Four dead in a seven-hour attack, two of them died in the final hours. This government made not one move, with full knowledge of what was going on, to protect those Americans. We had hundreds of people watching in real time, folks, as 30 Americans were being attacked for seven hours. Nobody rode to their rescue.”
Limbaugh says most of the national media is now ignoring the revelations from the emails.
“What we’re watching here today is the equivalent of Woodward and Bernstein helping Nixon cover up Watergate,” he said. “The mainstream media is Woodward and Bernstein. Watergate is Benghazi. Except this time, Woodward and Bernstein are helping Nixon cover it up.”
“It’s just maddening,” he continued, “and to have the story basically ignored and covered up today is evidence to me of just how devastating it is. I think the regime is barely holding its campaign together. I think this campaign is leaking. Imagine a dike with all the holes in it, and the holes are the states, and the regime has got people plugging the holes with fingers and doing everything they can to stop the flow. I think they’re very close here to being swept away by a tidal wave. I think everybody involved knows it.”
He suggested several theories as to why the events have transpired as they have, including “gross, unbelievable, incalculable incompetence;” “bald-faced lying;” and a political calculation since Obama has been claiming al-Qaida terrorists have been decimated under his watch.
“There’s another possibility here,” added Limbaugh. “It could be very simple. Obama simply wasn’t engaged when this was going on. He wasn’t around. He didn’t want to be engaged. He didn’t want to be told. He didn’t want to have to do anything. And therefore, they were paralyzed. Nobody knew what to do because he didn’t care.”
The Benghazigate Lies and President Barack Hussein Obama
John R. Houk
© October 25, 2012
BENGHAZI COVER-UP: 'THIS DWARFS WATERGATE'
Joe Kovacs is an award-winning journalist and, since 1999, executive news editor of WND. He is the author of two best-selling books: "Shocked by the Bible: The Most Astonishing Facts You've Never Been Told" and its 2012 sequel, "The Divine Secret: The Awesome and Untold Truth About Your Phenomenal Destiny."