Monday, November 05, 2012

Benghazigate

by Dave Cottrell

While all the arguing is going on over who is to blame for Benghazi, people back in the US are mourning the loss of loved ones, something that shouldn't be happening.

Evidence is mounting, and indeed, it is becoming a mountain of evidence, that those in charge back in the United States, right up to the president, himself, knew exactly what was going on in Benghazi that led to the deaths of four Americans, and in fact, may have been watching much of it from a link to a drone that was overhead in Benghazi at the time of the attack.

One thing that is quite certain:  This was no simple protest, no riot started by a bad video out of the US.
This was a carefully orchestrated and planned attack, complete with military weapons and training.  Furthermore, the video would have been meaningless to most people in that area of the world, but it was translated into Arabic and aired on Arabic television (begging the question, "Why would a Muslim air such a movie that supposedly blasphemes his prophet?").  It is of note that the video and the attack on the Benghazi operation "just happened" to happen on 9/11, 11 years after the attack on the twin towers.

It is interesting that the various levels of the US state department and the CIA all first claimed that this was a spontaneous attack, a grass-roots riot by and unorganized Islamic mob intent on killing the infidels, then later on they denied that they had ever said such a thing!  (See the Forbes article by Larry Bell from 11/01/2012)

An article on Courant.com  reports on the CIA statement of events for that night, but that DOES NOT explain, even IF the CIA was indeed doing THEIR best to rescue American personnel, why readily available and powerful backup sitting just off shore on an aircraft carrier was not deployed, nor does it explain the Stand Down orders and where they came from.

One thing that is certain about this terrible night when four Americans were killed by admitted al-Quaida linked Islamic militant group, Ansar al-Sharia;  nothing is certain.

Rarely, if ever in modern history, has an American administration been so vague, untruthful, incompetent and  self-serving in regards to this tragedy as this administration.  As Senator John McCain put it, “This tragedy, turned into a debacle and massive cover-up or massive incompetence in Libya, is having an impact on the voters because of their view of the commander-in-chief.  It is the worst cover-up or incompetence I have ever observed in my life. Somebody the other day said to me, ‘This is as bad as Watergate… nobody died in Watergate.” 

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