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The Big Benghazi Secret

Posted on | August 4, 2013 | 66 Comments

In May, we began to learn the truth about what the Benghazi cover-up was all about: The State Department had a secret program to provide weapons to the Libyan insurgents who overthrew Gaddhafi. Once the dictator was gone and it became apparent that some of the “insurgents” the U.S. had armed were, in fact, dangerous radicals with ties to al-Qaeda, there began an effort to disarm these groups.

It was these negotiations that brought U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens to the Benghazi consulate on Sept. 11, 2012, in what appears to have been a carefully planned trap by the radical groups the U.S. was trying to disarm. It seems quite likely that the ambassador and three other Americans were killed with U.S.-supplied weapons. The fact that Benghazi was crawling with CIA operatives is something the Obama administration doesn’t want to talk about, for reasons that should be obvious enough. Jonathan Tobin writes at Commentary:

If Benghazi is a “phony scandal,” Americans are entitled to ask why the government is behaving so suspiciously. . . .
At this point with so many unanswered questions about Benghazi, the administration should be facilitating the investigation of the attack rather than actually impeding it. We don’t know whether the code of omerta being imposed on CIA personnel is merely a function of bureaucratic inertia or a far more sinister attempt to prevent Congress and the public from finding out more about the failures of both the agency and the State Department. No one should make assumptions about wrongdoing, but given the unwillingness of the administration to apply its supposed belief in transparency to this question, it is, at the very least, reasonable to conclude that something is amiss here.

“Something amiss” is putting it rather mildly. It stinks to high heaven. The administration has been lying since Day One, and what they’re trying to do now is to run out the clock, to delay as long as possible — if they cannot entirely prevent — disclosure of the truth, so that they can then dismiss it as, “old news.” And this is really the scandalous part of it: What if the American people had known in fall 2012 what we know (or at least think we know) now?

The absurd claim that what happened in Benghazi was a “spontaneous” demonstration inspired by a YouTube video was a deliberate lie, part of a cover-up, the initial purpose of which was to deflect blame from the administration during the presidential election campaign. In truth, the Benghazi attack was a direct consequence of President Obama’s embrace of the “Arab Spring,” four Americans died as a result, and the administration is still trying to conceal the facts because Hillary Clinton was deeply implicated in this debacle.

John Hinderaker gives heed to rumors that weapons were being shipped from Libya to Syria. I’ve heard nothing about that, but I was impressed by Joe Curl’s reaction to the CNN item:

Here’s my thing: I don’t really have a problem with shadowy CIA operations. I understand considerations of foreign-policy realism and I know that sometimes it’s hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys. But when you screw up — and I’d say a dead U.S. ambassador counts as screwing up — you can’t stonewall and lie and claim it’s all a “phony scandal.” Not if you’re the president who promised America the “most transparent administration in history.”



66 Responses to “The Big Benghazi Secret”

  1. terresamonroe
    August 5th, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    The Big Benghazi Secret

  2. rmnixondeceased
    August 5th, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    My point exactly Bob!

  3. RMNixonDeceased
    August 5th, 2013 @ 8:47 am

    “Okay, so can you guys stop comparing me to Obama? No one died in Watergate, the free and…” — rmnixondeceased

  4. qnoftherealm
    August 5th, 2013 @ 8:50 am

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  5. Bob Belvedere
    August 5th, 2013 @ 9:00 am

    It’s obvious the majority of GOP House members are not going to get rid of Cryin’ John, so I think Doug’s idea is the only way to fly.

  6. ScreedofChucky
    August 5th, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    The Big #Benghazi Secret Benghazi a“phony scandal”? Only those with something to hide think so.

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    August 5th, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

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    August 5th, 2013 @ 9:17 pm

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  11. Charlotta Jones
    August 6th, 2013 @ 6:24 am
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    August 6th, 2013 @ 6:25 am
  13. Charlotta Jones
    August 6th, 2013 @ 6:26 am

    “It was reported that the seven member contingent of the Red Crescent were inexplicably kidnapped by “armed men.”

    forward to October 6, 2012, about the time when Valerie Jarrett was
    reportedly meeting with Iranian officials in Qatar. The kidnapped Red Crescent delegation was suddenly, inexplicably and unceremoniously released unharmed in Libya after 65 days in captivity.”

  14. Charlotta Jones
    August 6th, 2013 @ 6:27 am

    Talk is that Jarrett was standing in for Obama who was “otherwise engaged in inapt activities”

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    August 6th, 2013 @ 5:04 pm

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