Mr. President Begin the Squirming Process


Benghazigate-v-Watergate

John R. Houk

© May 4, 2013

 

Here is an example of the Mainstream Media (MSM) holding the Obama Administration accountable for its actions: “Fox News: What happened to its Benghazi exclusive?

 

So this story in the Washington Post criticizes the Fox News story for not investing in the government view of what transpired at the Islamic terrorist attack in Benghazi? Sounds like a plus and not a reason to criticize Fox News. Perhaps WaPo and others should be more interested in finding whistleblowers as Fox News has in order to shine the light on the Obama Administration rather than rest in the darkness of blanket agreement with the Obama Administration, right?

 

The answer from the Left is “defend Obama at all costs.”

 

The Conservative and Counterjihad answer is “shine the light in darkness to expose the corruption and protect the integrity of the American people and Constitutional government.”

 

Obama, his minions and the MSM are covering up the details leading up to the Benghazi Massacre and are covering up the details of the decisions that allowed the Massacre to take place. President Obama was asked about his knowledge of not allowing witnesses to come forward to Congress. BHO responded that he was not aware of such activity. Then in another news conference Jay Carney was asked the same thing and he echoed the President’s answer.

 

Such a detail will come out because lawyers have gone public about the intimidation tactics. Plausible deniability simply will not hold up forever because as the legal system works even the MSM will to begin reporting accurately. A failure to report accurately will prove to Americans that the Left leaning media is completely unreliable.

 

For example even WaPo was forced to print the truth that the State Departments investigators responsible for the information that made up the ARB Report are coming under scrutiny by the Inspector General Office. In essence State Department investigators under then Hillary Clinton are being investigated!

 

Fox News and the Hill both report that the State Department has ordered an inspector general’s review of the work of the Benghazi Accountability Review Board (ARB).

 

Fox News, which broke the story, reports: “The IG’s office is said by well-placed sources to be seeking to determine whether the Accountability Review Board, or ARB — led by former U.N. Ambassador Thomas Pickering and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen — failed to interview key witnesses who had asked to provide their accounts of the Benghazi attacks to the panel.” The report observes, “This disclosure marks a significant turn in the ongoing Benghazi case, as it calls into question the reliability of the blue-ribbon panel that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton convened to review the entire matter. Read the Rest (State investigates the Benghazi investigators; By Jennifer Rubin; Washington Post; 5/3/13 9:30 am)

 

If WaPo grudgingly begins to report the truth about Benghazigate then the President can now officially begin squirming ala Richard Nixon’s Watergate.

 

JRH 5/4/13

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Details of Benghazi Massacre Cover Up Begin to Emerge

 

By Mark Whittington, Yahoo! Contributor Network

May 4, 2013

Yahoo Voices

 

COMMENTARY | The Weekly Standard has an explosive article that seems to document how the Obama Administration sought to mislead Congress and the public about the events that led to the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, including a U.S. Ambassador.

 

The article documents how the official CIA talking points were altered in an attempt to soften the political impact of the Benghazi Massacre in advance of the 2012 elections. For example references to Al Qaeda affiliated involvement were deleted and references to an “attack” were replaced by the word “demonstration.” References to jihadist surveillance of the Benghazi consulate and attacks by terrorists on other foreign interests in Libya were also expunged. The final version of the talking points suggested that the Benghazi Massacre was a spontaneous reaction to protests then going on in Cairo and not a planned attack.

 

All of this led to UN Ambassador Susan Rice’s assertion, based on the revised talking points, on the Sunday morning talk shows, that the Benghazi Massacre was inspired by a incendiary YouTube video that denigrated that Islamic Prophet Mohammed. But when the narrative began to fall apart, the Obama administration pointed its fingers at the intelligence community, accusing it of providing false information, even though it was the administration that pressured the CIA into altering the talking points to begin with.

 

All of this leads to the inescapable conclusion that the Obama administration sought to cover up the true nature of the Benghazi Massacre, including the now known fact that it was a planned attack by an Al Qaeda affiliated group. Coupled with the assertions by an unidentified special operator on Fox News that, contrary to administration claims, there were military assets that were available that might have saved Ambassador Chris Stevens and his companions, Benghazi is shaping up to be a Watergate with a body count.

 

Also the Weekly Standard notes, “–the State Department’s inspector general acknowledged that the office would be investigating the production of the Administrative Review Board report on the attacks because of concerns that investigators did not speak to a broad spectrum of individuals with knowledge of the attack and its aftermath.”

 

The House Oversight and Government Reform committee will conduct further hearings on the matter. How high up the cover up goes, whether it involves former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or even President Obama, has yet to be determined.

 

SlantRight Editor: See Also KUHNER: Blowing a whistle on Benghazi; The Benghazi Talking Points

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Mr. President Begin the Squirming Process

John R. Houk

© May 4, 2013

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Details of Benghazi Massacre Cover Up Begin to Emerge

 

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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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By Floyd Brown

Sent: December 29, 2012 7:03 AM

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“[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

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© December 29, 2012

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