If you listened to Hillary Clinton’s testimony before the House Benghazi Committee last week you may have come away thinking that a calm Hillary, the Committee Dem Party members and the Left oriented Press put to bed that Hillary had done anything wrong. The reality is if you look at Hillary’s assertions and obfuscations then compare them to what the public has gained access as the truth, YOU then know the former Secretary of State and Dem Party POTUS candidate lied through her teeth about Benghazi.
Justin Smith lays it out for you!
Clinton's Infamous Legacy
In the Wake of Benghazi
By Justin O. Smith
Sent: 10/24/2015 1:45 PM
"Hillary Clinton is a congenital liar." - Michael Ingmire, Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith's uncle (October 22nd 2015)
The Benghazi Committee hearing on October 22, 2015 spotlighted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's continued predilection to prevaricate and obfuscate and obstruct the truth on anything, especially regarding the attacks on the U.S. Consulate at Benghazi. Between Clinton's lies and Obama's facilitation of the cover-up and top Democrats' willingness to place their imprimatur on gross negligence, incompetence and treason, Americans are still far away from receiving the full, unadulterated truth on this horrible and despicable episode of the Obama/Clinton Middle East Doctrine; however, from all the available evidence, Hillary Clinton is damned and unfit for any public office, much less the Office of the President.
Three years after the attacks on our U.S. Consulate and hundreds of FOIA requests later, Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) has only just now (Oct 20th) received approximately 1400 pages of Ambassador Chris Stevens' emails. These emails verify, among other things, Clinton knew for a fact and within minutes that a terror attack was unfolding, not a "spontaneous protest." Also bearing witness against Clinton, over 600 emails from Ambassador Stevens requesting added security were ignored and supposedly never reached Clinton's desk, according to Clinton's own highly questionable testimony.
A good bit of acrimony arose during the hearing over the pertinence of Clinton's email communications with Sydney Blumenthal, a longtime friend, employee and paid consultant for the Clinton Foundation, to which Rep. Trey Gowdy answered: "It's relevant because our Ambassador [Stevens] was asked to read and respond to Sydney Blumenthal's drivel. And yet, there was not a single response to Ambassador Stevens regarding his multiple requests for added security."
However, when Huma Abedin emailed Clinton that the Libyan people were in dire need of food, milk, gasoline and diesel fuel, Clinton answered her within four minutes.
In incredibly ill-advised fashion, Clinton followed Blumenthal's advice on Libya, even though he knew nothing about Libya. She did so for financial gain that Blumenthal suggested would arrive, if she helped retired Lt General Grange, the Osprey Group, a CIA agent and other partners gain entry into the Libyan economy; and, she did so in order to take credit for Blumenthal's determination that the fall of Gaddafi would serve as a model for removing Middle Eastern dictators, blind to the bulwark that these Baathist dictators, like Sadam Hussein and Bashar Assad, provided secularists, Christians and other religious minorities against the islamofascists.
Even though Blumenthal had been refused a position at the State Department by Obama's aides, his direct line to Hillary Clinton gave him an inordinate amount of influence that circumvented proper procedures for assessing "intelligence", and this bled into President Obama's policy decisions. Not only did Clinton strongly recommend military action in Libya to Obama, she also promoted regime change at NATO and played a key role in holding the entire coalition of Western nations together, according to one close advisor.
Significantly, it is apparent from emails sent to Clinton and three members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on March 18, 2011 at 7:27 EST, that Saif Gaddafi, Muammar's son, sought a face-to-face meeting or a Skype/teleconference in order to arrive at a peaceful solution. Clinton instructed Lt. Gen. Charles Jacoby, who was directing plans for the coalition and NATO, not to take any calls from Saif; the following day U.S. airstrikes began on Libya.
On March 11, 2011, the 'Washington Post' ran an op-ed by Clinton's "old friend", retired General Wesley Clark that warned against the Libyan intervention. Four days later, the 'Ottawa Citizen' published [link] the Canadian report submitted to NATO that stated Gaddafi's removal would create a long-term civil war, but Clinton ignored all warnings.
In the days that followed, Muammar Gaddafi was killed, and rather than a new democratic Libyan state led by "moderates", a new Islamic hell-hole emerged. AFRICOM issued 4500 pages of intelligence between January 2012 and Sept 11, 2012 that described the increase in terrorist activity. A Defense Intelligence Agency report from August 2012 indicated that weapons from Libya's military stockpile - rifles, RPGs, 125mm and 155mm howitzer ammo - were moving from the port of Benghazi to Banias and Borj Islam, Syria and into the hands of Salafists, the Muslim Brotherhood and AQI, the main forces behind the insurgency in Syria [Judicial Watch is a corroborating source of documentation].
In the District Court of Arizona on May 5th 2015, experienced CIA officer David Manners offered this sworn statement: "It was then, and remains now, my opinion that the United States did participate, directly or indirectly, in the supply of weapons to the Libyan Transitional National Council." [Fox Business by Catherine Herridge]
Hillary Clinton's State Dept. illegally armed the islamofascists of Libya and Syria (Fox News [Link and Link]), as shown in federal court documents from May 5th 2015, by awarding contracts approaching $300 million to defense contractors, like Marc Turi, in March 2011, for the purpose of arming the Libyan Transitional National Council and the Libyan rebels, who were not formally recognized at the time. This same action makes both Clinton and Pres. Obama culpable in the murders of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, since these same weapons were used by these same Libyan "rebels"/ islamofascists approximately eighteen months later: Both Clinton and Obama should be behind bars for treason.
Clinton stated this past Thursday - Oct. 22nd - that "there was no credible, actionable threat described to our compound and our diplomatic group", which is inaccurate and simply false. On June 10th 2011, Clinton's deputy chief of staff, Jake Sullivan, emailed information of a "credible threat ... against the hotel that our [diplomatic] team is using." Chris Stevens had also requested more security for this same hotel two months before the Sullivan communique.
Seven previous Congressional investigations have failed to interview a single person who was actually on the ground at Benghazi on September 11, 2012 -- no Diplomatic Security Command Center personnel and no CIA agents or paid operatives. So, America has witnessed seven incomplete investigations, hindered by the Obama administration's slow response to FOIA requests, which Chairman Gowdy hopes to rectify and complete through an additional twenty witnesses' testimony.
"Ambassador Stevens, Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, and former SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty served this country with honor. It is important to learn how these four men died ... We owe them and ourselves the truth about Benghazi and Libya ... There is no statute of limitations on the truth." - Rep. Trey Gowdy
Questions linger, such as, what was happening in Libya that required a diplomatic presence despite the escalating violence?
Why were our military contractors and our diplomatic team left to defend themselves for approximately nine hours, when the 173rd Airborne Infantry was in Italy, only two hours away by C-130?
Obama and Hillary Clinton created the situation that has turned Libya and Syria into mass graves, claiming four of America's finest early on. With characters devoid of honor and integrity, these two have left America with a memory of a despicable and treacherous act of terrorism, yet to see any retribution extracted. They leave a legacy of infamy and failure in the wake of Benghazi: A day of reckoning is certainly on its way for both, and Clinton's reckoning should include prison, not the U.S. Presidency.
By Justin O. Smith
Edited by John R. Houk
Text or links enclosed by brackets are by the Editor.
© Justin O. Smith