Don’t be Fooled, There is a Nefarious Benghazi Cover-up


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John R. Houk

© June 25, 2014

 

Today I received a Breitbart News email which is really a promo from Judicial Watch.

 

Judicial Watch is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are received from individuals, foundations, and corporations and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.” (From Donation Page of Judicial Watch)

 

Thus Judicial Watch is an NGO government and judiciary watchdog organization. JW managed to get a Judge to force the release of documents in which Congress originally subpoenaed but the government failed to deliver. Although Leftists are playing ostriches with their heads in the sand or are just downright deceptive are still claiming there is nothing up their sleeves and are spinning the JW smoking gun data collected.

 

I call this a promo email because the hook is to read is the offer of JW’s Benghazi Cover Up Report for free. After you click the link in the email it takes you to a page in which you provide your name, address, email and zip code followed by a link to get the report. The report is a 20 odd pages of a pdf file and you are actually sent to the link: The Benghazi Attack of September 11, 2012: Analysis & Further Questions from a Diplomatic Security Service Regional Security Officer and Special Agent; Intro by Tom Fitton – 1/22/13; and an April 29, 2014 update pertaining to the FOIA documents the government was forced to give up by a Judge. So some of you may have read the 2013 portion of the pdf file.

 

Of course the promo part is the collecting of addresses and email undoubted for marketing and donor purposes in the future. I like JW so I don’t have a problem with that. I can always hit the delete button or file snail mail in the trash.

 

BUT you really should familiarize yourself with those report. I don’t know about you but I am getting weary of listening, reading and watching Leftists whine about two years of Congressional investigations and zero discoveries of crimes being discovered. The JW report CLEARLY demonstrates the entire Obama Administration is hell bent on covering up probable crimes by not being transparent in releasing documents and the obvious production of government officials lying to Congressional Committees. I am certain the Benghazigate revelations are a mere tip of the iceberg. Since obstruction is now being documented in Benghazi investigations you can count on the probability the other Obama labeled phony scandals have nefarious activities behind them.

 

So you can click the Judicial Watch link that is a promo to build their donor list (which is a worthy cause) or I provided the pdf link above. In the mean time I took the liberty to provide an incomplete excerpt of the pdf file of portions I find to be obscene obstructions by the Obama Administration. SO REALLY READ THE WHOLE REPORT.

 

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Introduction by Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton

 

Judicial Watch promotes transparency, integrity and accountability in government, politics and the law. We carry out or mission through investigations, research, litigation and public education.  From time to time we produce Special Reports on important public policy matters to illuminate the operations of government in a way that informs the public and holds our trusted public servants accountable.

 

We have prepared this Special Report with the analysis, insights and expertise of Mr. Raymond Fournier, a recently retired Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent with more than thirty years of extraordinary experience managing all aspects of security, to include being a Regional Security Officer in United States Embassies in such countries as: Honduras, Sierra Leone, Belgium, and Lebanon — as well as other sensitive overseas postings to include Afghanistan and Israel. Specifically, Mr. Fournier possesses expertise in: assessing and managing risk; developing and executing security budgets and plans; organizing dignitary protection details; as well as technical, procedural security development and implementation to augment physical security.  Mr. Fournier’s assistance has been invaluable.

 

Judicial Watch has opened its own investigation of the Benghazi attack. Our staff of investigators and researchers includes former intelligence officers, analysts, military officers, attorneys, and journalists. Judicial Watch has more than ten (10) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests pending with various Executive departments and agencies seeking all manner of records relating to the attack. We have filed separate lawsuits in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to compel the Obama administration to comply with the FOIA law and release the records we seek. In the interim, we pursue additional avenues of investigation in an effort to provide the American people with complete, accurate, factual information concerning a deadly attack costing the lives of United States Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three additional brave Americans.

 

Thomas Fitton

President

 

Washington, DC

January 22, 2013

 

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Background

 

At 9:40 p.m. on the evening of September 11, 20l2, a group of approximately l50 heavily armed Islamist militia members attacked the United States’ diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. The ensuing 8-hour assault on the Special Mission Compound (SMC, and hereafter: “Compound”) and the nearby CIA annex claimed the lives of four Americans: Ambassador Christopher Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Specialist Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALS Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.  Stevens, who had previously served as the U.S. Special Envoy to the Libyan Transitional National Council, was the first Ambassador killed in the line of duty since the l979 shooting of Ambassador Adolph Dubs in Kabul, Afghanistan.

 

In the aftermath of the attack, President Obama and senior administration officials were quick to identify Muslim outrage over an obscure Internet video mocking Mohammed as the motivation for the attack1.  In a September l2th statement about the incident, the President remarked, “Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.”2

 

At a September l4, 20l2 event honoring the four victims, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton stated, “We’ve seen the heavy assault on our post in Benghazi that took the lives of those brave men. We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with.”3

 

Those in Libya did not share this theory. During a September l5th television interview, Libyan President Mohamed al-Magarief observed that, “It’s clear from the timing on September 11th and from the detailed planning of the attacks that behind it there were experienced masterminds. It was not a spontaneous act in protest of a movie. This has been prepared for a long time on this specific day…If you take into account the weapons used, like RPGs and other heavy weapons, it proves that it was preplanned. It’s a dirty act of revenge, and it has nothing to do with religion.”4

 

Nevertheless, top administration officials continued to claim that the attack was spontaneous and the result of the video. During a September l6th television interview, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice infamously assessed the situation as follows:

 

“There was a hateful video that was disseminated on the Internet. It had nothing to do with the United States government and it’s one that we find disgusting and reprehensible. It’s been offensive to many, many people around the world. That sparked violence in various parts of the world, including violence directed against western facilities including our embassies and consulates. That violence is absolutely unacceptable, it’s not a response that one can ever condone when it comes to such     a video. And we have been working very closely and, indeed, effectively with the governments in the region and around the world to secure our personnel, secure our embassy, condemn the violent response to this video.”5

 

 

Eventually, the administration was forced to acknowledge what many observers knew from the beginning — that the attack in Benghazi was neither spontaneous nor the result of an Internet video. On September 28th, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence reported that their revised assessment had determined it to be, “a deliberate and organized terrorist attack carried out by extremists” and that, “some of those involved were linked to groups affiliated with, or sympathetic to al-Qa’ida.”8

 

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ARB Report/Summary of Findings

 

As required by the Omnibus Diplomatic and Antiterrorism Act of l986, the State Department convened an Accountability Review Board (ARB, and hereafter “Board”) to investigate the attack on October l, 20l2.9 Secretary Clinton chose former Ambassador Thomas Pickering to chair the board. Pickering is also a member of the advisory board of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC)10, a left-wing advocacy group that opposes the imposition of economic sanctions against Iran and that, in the estimation of national security expert Kenneth Timmerman, “has been lobbying Congress to win support for an agenda that mirrors the goals of the Tehran regime.”11   In 2009, former FBI counterterrorism agent Kenneth Piernick reported that the group, “may be lobbying on behalf of Iranian government interests. Were I running the counterintelligence program at the bureau now, I would have cause to look into this further.”12

 

In her 2009 paper Rise of the Iran Lobby, published by the Center for Security Policy, former CIA officer Clare Lopez wrote that, “Ambassador Pickering’s positions on Iran include calls for bilateral talks without preconditions and a plan for a multinational uranium enrichment consortium in Iran. Iran has proposed a similar plan to the UN Security Council. Ambassador Pickering advocates a process leading to mutual diplomatic relations between Iran and the United States. …

 

The other members of the Board were former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen, former United Nations Undersecretary for Management Catherine Bertini, former State Department Interim Director of Overseas Building Operations Richard Shinnick, and former Deputy CIA Director Hugh Turner.  Despite State Department regulations requiring that Board members, “must possess expertise that will contribute to the work of the Board, e.g., knowledge, experience or training in areas such as foreign affairs, law, security, embassy construction, intelligence, and other areas appropriate to the Board’s work,”14 no security professionals were selected to the board convened to investigate the Benghazi attack.

 

 

Notably, the report contradicts the earlier claims by administration officials that the attacks resulted from a protest that escalated into violence. The Board, “concluded that there was no protest prior to the attacks, which were unanticipated in their scale and intensity.”

 

 

… Shortly after its release, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrel Issa told reporters that he was, “deeply concerned that the unclassified report omits important information the public has a right to know. This includes details about the perpetrators of the attack in Libya as well as the less-than-noble reasons contributing to State Department decisions to deny security resources. Relevant details that would not harm national security have been withheld and the classified report suffers from an enormous over-classification problem.”16

 

 

Despite the self-evident fact that the security resources dedicated to the Compound in Benghazi were insufficient, State Department officials continued to defend their staffing decisions in the aftermath of the attack.  Under questioning by Rep. Darrell Issa during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing investigating the attack, State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Programs Charlene Lamb asserted, “We had the correct number of assets in Benghazi at the time of 9/11.”21   According to published reports, the Regional Security Officer in Libya, Eric Nordstrom, told Congressional investigators that Lamb, “wanted to keep the number of U.S. security personnel in Benghazi ‘artificially low.’”22

 

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Fallout

 

The day after the release of the Board’s report, numerous media outlets reported that four State Department officials responsible for the management and security of the Compound in Benghazi had resigned. Three were identified as Assistant Secretary of State Eric Boswell, Charlene Lamb, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Raymond Maxwell.23  In the weeks that followed, however, it became unclear whether the officials had really resigned or even faced any significant disciplinary measures. On December 26th, the New York Post reported that, “The highest-ranking official caught up in the scandal, Assistant Secretary of State Eric Boswell, has not ‘resigned’ from government service, as officials said last week. He is just switching desks. And the other three are simply on administrative leave and are expected back.”24

 

 

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Additional questions Raised

 

 

 

… It is also known that the Ambassador met with the Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin on the evening of the attack. The purpose of that meeting has not been disclosed.  In October, Fox News reported that Stevens, “was in Benghazi to negotiate a weapons transfer, an effort to get SA-7 missiles out of the hands of Libya-based extremists.”31

 

Some experts believe that the Ambassador’s work in Benghazi may have been related to Administration efforts to transfer arms to Syrian opposition groups. As former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and President of the Center for Security Policy Frank Gaffney wrote, “One of the places in Libya most awash with weapons in the most dangerous of hands is Benghazi. It now appears that Stevens was there — on a particularly risky day, with no security to speak of and despite now copiously documented concerns about his own safety and that of his subordinates — for another priority mission: sending arms recovered from the former regime’s stocks to the “opposition” in Syria.”32   Former CIA Officer Clare Lopez has characterized U.S. activities in Benghazi as “gun running” and reported that Administration officials were, “working with the very same al-Qaeda linked relationships in Libya to gather up and buy back and collect weapons from Gaddafi’s stockpile that were missing from the revolution in Libya last year and what it looks like is that they were shipping them onwards to Syria.”33

 

Further substantiating the theory that the Obama administration was involved in arms transfers to Syrian groups is a Times of London report published on September 14, 2012, “Syrian Rebels Squabble Over Weapons as Biggest Shipload Arrives from Libya.”34 According to the report: “Among more than 400 tonnes of cargo the vessel was carrying were SAM-7 surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), which Syrian sources said could be a game-changer for the rebels.” The connection to Benghazi was established by The Times through an examination of the ship’s port authority papers, The Times was shown the Libyan ship, The Intisaar or The Victory, in the Turkish port of Iskenderun and papers stamped by the port authority by the ship’s captain, Omar Mousaeeb, a Libyan from Benghazi and the head of an organisation called the Libyan National Council for Relief and Support, which is supporting the Syrian uprising.”

 

 

… (AFRICOM) deployed two unmanned aerial vehicles to survey the events in Benghazi — one to the Compound and the other to the airport during the evacuation of American personnel.  However, the report gives no description of the images captured by the UAVs. In addition, the involvement of AFRICOM in the response raises the important question of why lethal air support or other military assets were not deployed in response to the attack.

 

 

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Conclusion

 

 

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Latest Update: Judicial Watch: Benghazi Documents Point to White House on Misleading Talking Points

 

APRIL 29, 2014

 

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on April 18, 2014, it obtained 41 new Benghazi-related State Department documents. They include a newly declassified email showing then-White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser Ben Rhodes and other Obama administration public relations officials attempting to orchestrate a campaign to “reinforce” President Obama and to portray the Benghazi consulate terrorist attack as being “rooted in an Internet video, and not a failure of policy.” Other documents show that State Department officials initially described the incident as an “attack” and a possible kidnap attempt.

 

 

Among the top administration PR personnel who received the Rhodes memo were White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Deputy Press Secretary Joshua Earnest, then-White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer, then-White House Deputy Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, then-National Security Council Director of Communications Erin Pelton, Special Assistant to the Press Secretary Howli

 

 

The documents Judicial Watch obtained also include a September 12, 2012, email from former Deputy Spokesman at U.S. Mission to the United Nations Payton Knopf to Susan Rice, noting that at a press briefing earlier that day, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland explicitly stated that the attack on the consulate had been well planned. The email sent by Knopf to Rice at 5:42 pm said:

 

 

In the days following the Knopf email, Rice appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News and CNN still claiming the assaults occurred “spontaneously” in response to the “hateful video.” On Sunday, September 16 Rice told CBS’s “Face the Nation:”

 

 

The Judicial Watch documents confirm that CIA talking points, that were prepared for Congress and may have been used by Rice on “Face the Nation” and four additional Sunday talk shows on September 16, had been heavily edited by then-CIA deputy director Mike Morell. According to one email:

 

The first draft apparently seemed unsuitable….because they seemed to encourage the reader to infer incorrectly that the CIA had warned about a specific attack on our embassy. On the SVTS, Morell noted that these points were not good and he had taken a heavy hand to editing them. He noted that he would be happy to work with [then deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton]] Jake Sullivan and Rhodes to develop appropriate talking points.

 

 

“Now we know the Obama White House’s chief concern about the Benghazi attack was making sure that President Obama looked good,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “And these documents undermine the Obama administration’s narrative that it thought the Benghazi attack had something to do with protests or an Internet video. Given the explosive material in these documents, it is no surprise that we had to go to federal court to pry them loose from the Obama State Department.”

 

 

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Don’t be Fooled, There is a Nefarious Benghazi Cover-up

John R. Houk

© June 25, 2014

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Benghazi, Senate Hearings and Hillary Clinton


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

John R. Houk

© January 24, 2013

 

Have you had an opportunity to listen to the hypocritical drivel proceeding from the mouths Secretary Hillary Clinton and the Dem Party Senators at the Benghazi Hearings? Does Obama own the Republican Party now? When the tough questions began Hillary would give the gruff evil eye and the GOP would back down. The disgrace of the ineffective GOP Senators to hold Hillary accountable even if she popped a gasket is shameful. GOP fear of BHO and Hillary is another reason for Conservatives to consider abandoning the Republican Party and begin building a grassroots national base for an alternative political party to confront the Leftist vision of the Democrats.

 

Anyway after listening to this politburo representation in the Senate I discovered a lengthy and yet concise report on the Benghazi Massacre that the Obama Administration could have stopped. The Accountability Review Board (ARB) led by Soros servant and Islamist loving Thomas Pickering basically gave anyone in the higher levels of the Obama Administration a clear pass (cough – high level as in President Obama and Secretary Clinton?). Independent examination of Benghazi data that was available imply Pickering’s panel and report was deficient in assigning accountability.

 

With this in mind Determine The Networks has that lengthy yet concise report that will bring more clarity to Benghazigate than Secretary Clinton’s contrived testimony which was more a Dem farewell party than an investigation.

 

Below I am going to post a hint of the DTN report which has analysis and timelines. Then I strongly encourage you to read the rest on the DTN site.

 

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BENGHAZI: THE TERRORIST ATTACK OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2012

 

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report examines the most significant events that occurred before, during, and after the September 11, 2012 Islamic terrorist attacks against an American diplomatic mission (and a nearby CIA annex) in Benghazi, Libya. The compound that housed the diplomatic mission possessed none of the security features usually found in such a facility: e.g., bulletproof glass, reinforced ballistic doors, a “safe room,” and high concrete barriers surrounding the buildings. It also lacked an adequate supply of trained security personnel. According to Congressman Darrell Issa, the Obama administration intentionally withdrew security personnel and equipment from the mission in Benghazi for political reasons, so as to “conve[y] the impression that the situation in Libya was getting better [i.e., safer], not worse.”

In March 2011, American diplomat Christopher Stevens was stationed in Benghazi as the American liaison to Libya’s “opposition” rebels—among whom were many al Qaeda-affiliated jihadists—who were fighting to topple the longstanding regime of President Muammar Qaddafi. Ambassador Stevens’ task was to help coordinate covert U.S. assistance to these rebels. In short, the Obama administration elected to aid and abet individuals and groups that were allied ideologically and tactically with al Qaeda.

Following Qaddafi’s fall from power in the summer of 2011, Ambassador Stevens was tasked with finding and securing the vast caches of powerful armaments which the Libyan dictator had amassed during his long reign. In turn, Stevens facilitated the transfer of these arms to the “opposition” rebels in Syria who were trying to topple yet another Arab dictator—Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. As in Libya, the rebels in Syria were likewise known to include al Qaeda and other Shariah-supremacist groups. So once again, the Obama administration was willfully helping the cause of al Qaeda and its affiliates. In addition to facilitating arms transfers, Stevens’ duties also included the recruitment of Islamic jihadists from Libya and elsewhere in North Africa who were willing to personally go into combat against the Assad regime in Syria. The U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi served as a headquarters from which all the aforementioned activities could be coordinated with officials and diplomats from such countries as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

As 2012 progressed, violent jihadist activity became increasingly commonplace in Benghazi and elsewhere throughout Libya and North Africa. At or near the U.S. mission in Benghazi, for instance, there were many acts of terrorism featuring the use of guns, improvised explosive devices, hand grenades, rocket-propelled grenades, and car-bombs, to say nothing of the explicit threats against Americans issued by known terrorists like al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri. As a result of such developments, Ambassador Stevens and others at the U.S. mission in Benghazi repeatedly asked the Obama administration for increased security provisions during 2012, but these requests were invariably denied or ignored.

Then, on the night of September 11, 2012, the U.S. mission in Benghazi was attacked by a large group of heavily armed terrorists. Over the ensuing 7 hours, Americans stationed at the diplomatic mission and at the nearby CIA annex issued 3 urgent requests for military back-up, all of which were denied by the Obama administration. By the time the violence was over, 4 Americans were dead: Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and two former Navy SEALS, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, who fought valiantly (but unsuccessfully) to drive away the attackers.

In the wake of the violence, the Obama administration immediately and persistently characterized what had occurred in Benghazi not as an act of terrorism, but as a spontaneous, unplanned uprising that just happened, coincidentally, to take place on the anniversary of 9/11. Moreover, the administration portrayed the attack as an event that had evolved from what began as a low-level protest against an obscure YouTube video that disparaged Muslims and their faith. In reality, however, by this time U.S. intelligence agencies had already gained more than enough evidence to conclude unequivocally that the attack on the mission in Benghazi was a planned terrorist incident, not a spontaneous act carried out in reaction to a video. Indeed, the video had nothing whatsoever to do with the attack.

Given these realities, it is likely that the Obama administration’s post-September 11 actions were aimed at drawing public attention away from a number of highly important facts:

 

§  the U.S. mission in Benghazi had never adopted adequate security measures;

 

§  the administration had ignored dozens of warning signs about growing Islamic extremism and jihadism in the region over a period of more than 6 months;

 

§  the administration, for political reasons, had ignored or denied repeated requests for extra security by American diplomats stationed in Benghazi;

 

§  the administration had failed to beef up security even for the anniversary of 9/11, a date of obvious significance to terrorists;

 

§  the administration, fully cognizant of what was happening on the ground during the September 11 attacks in Benghazi, nonetheless denied multiple calls for help by Americans who were stationed there;

 

§  the administration had been lying when, throughout the presidential election season, it relentlessly advanced the notion that “al Qaeda is on the run” and Islamic terrorism was in decline thanks to President Obama’s policies; and perhaps most significantly,

 

§  throughout 2011 and 2012 the administration had been lending its assistance to jihadists affiliated with al Qaeda, supposedly the organization that represented the prime focus of Obama’s anti-terrorism efforts; moreover, some of those same jihadists had personally fought against U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.        

 

This section of Discover The Networks explores the significance of the events in Benghazi and of the Obama administration’s response to READ THE REST

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Benghazi, Senate Hearings and Hillary Clinton

John R. Houk

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Introducing Floyd Brown Criticizing Benghazigate Report


Benghazi Liars

John R. Houk

© December 29, 2012

 

In an email sent from Western Center for Journalism Floyd Brown draws from some reputable sources highly criticizes the Accountability Review Board’s (ARB) report on Benghazigate (No accountability for those held accountable).

 

Here are some highlights of Brown’s criticism (not comprehensive because the entire essay needs to be read):

 

·       The Benghazi Massacre is more than Foreign Policy ineptitude

 

·       Benghazigate involves government officials at the highest levels, al-Qaeda operatives, radical jihadists, the Muslim Brotherhood and even George Soros.

 

·       Blaming YouTube video as the reason for Massacre was smoke and mirrors

 

·       ARB lead investigator Thomas Pickering is on the Board of Soros’ International Crisis Group

 

·       The Benghazi Consulate was not a Consulate, rather it was a meeting place to discuss sending arms to al Qaeda affiliates of Libya (rebel victors against Qaddafi) and to al Qaeda affiliates of the Syrian rebels fighting the Bashar Assad dictatorship.

 

·       Nations represented at meeting: USA, Libya, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar

 

·       And More

 

An interesting question that Brown explores: “Is Benghazi-Gate A Criminal Conspiracy That Can Bring The Obama Regime Down?”

 

Remember Watergate? President Nixon’s Watergate Cover-up was an obvious illegal use of government resources to spy on George McGovern’s campaign in 1972. Nixon’s paranoia led to the Watergate break-in which politically was the stupidest decision of Nixon’s career. Nixon slaughtered McGovern in 1972.

 

Nixon and the Mainstream Media (MSM) hated each other. When Nixon’s Administration got caught with its hand in the cookie jar the MSM screamed often and long until Congress set up hearings in the Senate.

 

There will be no MSM expose asking questions about possible/probable Obama Administration illegalities. The MSM will go to great lengths to shield the Leftist-in-Chief from illegal dirt. Unless some brave person is able to make the smoking gun connection to a government cover-up Obama will slide through the wonderland mirror unscathed.

 

People like Floyd Brown’s Western Center for Journalism is the only hope of catching the Obama Administration with its hand in the cookie jar. So keep the pressure coming.

 

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Obama Armed Al-Qaeda Terrorists

 

By Floyd Brown

Sent: December 29, 2012 7:03 AM

Western Center for Journalism

 

“[T]he official report by the U.S. government’s Accountability Review Board [ARB] about the attack on the U.S. compound in the Libyan city of Benghazi ignored the most explosive ‘Beghazigate’ scandals: the Obama administration’s lawless arming of jihadists in Libya and Syria….” -The New American

A shocking number of investigative reporters are coming to the same horrifying conclusion. Benghazi-gate is NOT just about covering up Obama Regime security and foreign-policy ineptitude that directly lead to the murder of four brave Americans on the eve of a presidential election.

Rather… leaving these Americans to die horrible deaths was potentially part of a much larger, AND CRIMINAL, cover-up… an attempt to conceal what The New American calls; “the Obama administration’s full role in helping violent Jihadists [and] self-styled al Qaeda terrorists” … a cover-up that involves government officials at the highest levels, al-Qaeda operatives, radical jihadists, the Muslim Brotherhood and even George Soros.

Barack Obama may think that a handful of insignificant State Department resignations and the rigged results of a bogus “independent investigation” (that was launched to whitewash this growing scandal) are going to make Benghazi-gate go away, but he’s wrong… because we’re not going to let him get away with it. 

The American people deserve the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth and we’re going to force our elected officials to get the American people those answers.

 

Send your urgent Blast Faxes to each and every one of Members of the Republican Leadership of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

 

How Is George Soros Connected To This Emerging Scandal?

    

Everyone with a pulse already knows that the Obama Regime promoted an outrageously false story that anger over an obscure YouTube video fueled the Benghazi attack, but few know that the so-called Accountability Review Board investigation was quite possibly another attempt to cover-up the Obama Regime’s treasonous role in aiding America’s enemies abroad.

Political commentator Dick Morris says that “the blue ribbon commission charged with investigating the attack… perpetuates a cover-up by distracting attention from the main issue to side matters.” In other words, both the false YouTube narrative and the so-called “independent investigation” of this cover-up may actually be part of a much larger cover-up.

Where there is smoke, there is fire. Investigative journalist Aaron Klein with WND tells us: “The panel’s lead investigator into the Benghazi attack, former Ambassador Thomas Pickering, has largely unreported ties to the revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa.”

Klein goes on to say: “Pickering serves on the small board of the International Crisis Group, or ICG” and “Billionaire activist George Soros is on ICG’s executive board.” Klein adds: “ICG itself has long petitioned for talks with Hamas as well as normalized relations with the Muslim Brotherhood.”

Pickering’s credentials beg the question: Why would a man with such long-standing ties to radical Islam and globalist America-haters like George Soros be tapped to head an “independent investigation” into Benghazi-gate.

Should we be shocked that the “blue ribbon commission’s” findings were nothing more than a complete and total whitewash? The obvious answer to the second question isn’t no … it’s hell no.

Morris adds that “there will be a temptation on Capitol Hill to drop the inquiry after the Hillary-less hearing. We must not let them do so. Don’t let her off the hook.”

He’s right and we mustn’t allow our elected officials to enable Barack Obama’s efforts to sweep Benghazi-gate under the rug.  We must demand justice.

 

Send your urgent Blast Faxes to each and every one of Members of the Republican Leadership of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

 

Something Stinks And The Stench Leads To 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

    

But Pickering simply isn’t on the board of the Soros-funded ICG. According to Wikipedia, he’s the co-chairman and directly oversees the ICG’s international actions.

Pickering is also a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and serves on the board of the American Iranian Council, an organization devoted to the “normalization” of relations between Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Iran and America.

When it comes to the previously posed question: Why would a man with such long-standing ties to radical Islam and globalist America-haters like George Soros be tapped to head an “independent investigation” into Benghazi-gate; political commentator Andrew Malcolm, in Investors Business Daily (IBD) draws the following conclusion.

Malcolm states: “The report from the Accountability Review Board…is only one tiny piece of a vast bureaucratic ballet that has evolved in Washington.”

The New American, referring to Malcolm’s IBD article, adds: “The purpose, he [Malcolm] said, is to shift people’s attention away from real scandals using what essentially amounts to deceitful PR tactics, and the establishment press often plays along. ‘It’s an amazingly sophisticated and bipartisan procedure that looks sound to naive eyes,’ Malcolm continued. ‘It’s built upon powerful self-interest and savvy strategic communications that manages and manipulates information and the timing of its release to minimize damage to incumbents and to dampen ongoing media interest in pursuing an embarrassing matter further.'”

And what are the “real scandals?” For starters, Klein tells us that the Benghazi Consulate “was not a consulate.”

He adds: “According to Middle East security officials I talked to, this was a major meeting point — I would say the central meeting point — for the American diplomats… to meet with officials of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, about supplying the opposition in Syria and Libya. Well, who is the opposition? In Libya, the opposition openly included jihadists, included al-Qaeda elements. In Syria, right now, the al-Qaeda elements are leading the opposition….”

Is the arming of al-Qaeda elements and radical jihadists what Obama was talking about when he said “I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” There’s only one way to find out. Congress must act to get at the truth… no dog-and-pony shows that end in more whitewashes… the American people deserve facts.

 

Send your urgent Blast Faxes to each and every one of Members of the Republican Leadership of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

 

Here Are Some Real Questions.

    

It’s clear that we’re confronted with a scandal that goes beyond simple incompetence that resulted in the deaths of brave Americans and an incompetent attempt to deflect blame away from that incompetence prior to an election.

We may be dealing with something more sinister and the following questions, posed in an article in The New American, go to the heart of the matter.

 

**What was the Obama administration’s full role in helping violent Jihadists, self-styled al Qaeda terrorists, and Western-backed “revolutionaries” take over Libya in the first place?


**Did that half-baked scheme to arm Jihadist leaders, who as the report acknowledges had previously fought U.S. troops in Iraq, contribute to the attack, as countless experts and officials have suggested?


**What was actually going on at the compound in Benghazi, which as the report states, was never a “consulate” despite establishment media claims?


**Was Ambassador Stevens recruiting and arming Jihadists and terrorists to wage war on the Syrian regime after what Obama called the “success” in Libya, as a growing body of credible evidence suggests?


**Why did the administration claim for so long that the attack was just a “protest” over a YouTube video gone awry, even when it knew definitively that was not the case?


**Was the lack of security at the compound a political ploy to conceal the extent of the lawlessness and utter chaos left in the wake of Obama’s unconstitutional “regime change” war on Libya, as even members of Congress have alleged?

      

According to the ARB report: “Systematic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the State Department resulted in a Special Mission security posture that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place.”

Give us a break. The ARB report is an insult to anyone possessing more intelligence than God gave the common dog. It doesn’t even acknowledge the important questions and the American people deserve to have those question asked… and answered… by our elected officials.

Send your urgent Blast Faxes to each and every one of Members of the Republican Leadership of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

 

Is Benghazi-Gate A Criminal Conspiracy That Can Bring The Obama Regime Down?

    

The New American: “These revelations are not at all shocking to those who are familiar with the Obama administration’s record of support for virulently anti-American Islamists in Libya, including those closely allied with al-Qaeda. … the Obama administration’s ‘Arab Spring’ strategy infamously embraced terrorist ‘Emir’ Abdelhakim Belhadj and his Libyan Islamic Fighting Group [LIFG].”

The New American adds: “The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group is listed by our National Counterterrorism Center and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism as a ‘Designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.’ The United Nations Security Council likewise lists the LIFG as an al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group. Nevertheless, Abdelhakim Belhadj and the LIFG received blessings (and aid) from the Obama administration. After Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown, Belhadj was installed as the chief of the Military Council in the new U.S.-backed ‘rebel’ regime in Tripoli. And Belhadj is only one of several notorious terrorists aided by the United States in our ‘humanitarian intervention’ in Libya.”

And The New American concludes: “According to analysts, it appears that the main purpose of the report was to deflect criticism and potentially even criminal responsibility away from President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton… and others.”

Is anyone else saying that the Obama Regime is aiding anti-American terrorists? Retired Admiral James A. Lyons leveled the following charge almost two months ago in a Washington Times opinion editorial:

“We now know why Ambassador Christopher Stevens had to be in Benghazi the night of 9/11 to meet a Turkish representative, even though he feared for his safety. According to various reports, one of Stevens’ main missions in Libya was to facilitate the transfer of much of Gadhafi’s military equipment, including the deadly SA-7 — portable SAMs — to Islamists and other al Qaeda-affiliated groups fighting the Assad Regime in Syria….”

Syndicated columnist and conservative author Diana West says: “The red flags didn’t go up over this so-called investigation for nothing. The White House isn’t just whitewashed in the report, it’s whited-out.”

And Steve Elson, an ex-Navy SEAL, says that the “Benghazi response — or, more accurately, Obama’s failure to respond in Benghazi” is “immoral and treasonous.”

Make no mistake. Barack Hussein Obama desperately wants this scandal to go away because he knows that it can topple his illegitimate occupation of the Oval Office, and he’s willing to go any lengths to get bury it. We can’t let him get away with it.

 

Send your urgent Blast Faxes to each and every one of Members of the Republican Leadership of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

 

Floyd Brown

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Introducing Floyd Brown Criticizing Benghazigate Report

John R. Houk

© December 29, 2012

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