We know that President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta, Susan Rice and others have both lied to the American public about the 9/11 attack in Benghazi and have stonewalled congressional oversight hearings. What are they hiding? The fact that there was a joint State Department/CIA operation to send military-grade weaponry to terrorists and enemies of the United States through Turkey? To arm Egyptian and Syrian rebels?
And, why did no one reveal the full extent of the encounter beyond the four dead Americans, Ambassador Stevens included.
From Investor’s Business Daily …
Benghazi's Silenced Witnesses Hidden In Plain Sight?
Benghazi Scandal: A Virginia congressman says the witnesses to an act of war on sovereign U.S. territory are being held incommunicado in a Washington, D.C., hospital by their own government. Free the American 30.
When 52 Americans were seized and held hostage by the foreign government of Iran and held for 444 days, it was a national embarrassment that helped bring down a presidency and spawned a late-night news program, "America Held Hostage," which would become ABC's Nightline.
The Sept. 11, 2012, organized and planned terrorist attack on our diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, is a similar national embarrassment, an event prompted by what in a court would be deemed criminal negligence as U.S. diplomats were denied the security they needed and requested as a callous administration, through its Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, would later say, "What difference, at this point, does it make?"
It makes a difference how and why it happened, and that the survivors of that terrorist attack could tell us the how and why if they weren't being held hostage by their own government under the cover of an "ongoing" investigation that is seemingly going nowhere.
Worse yet, they may be held in plain sight, right under the eyes of a sleeping Washington press corps.
It matters to GOP representatives Frank Wolf of Virginia and Jim Gerlach of Pennsylvania, who have written to new Secretary of State John Kerry asking him for the names and contact information for each of the individuals who survived Benghazi.
According to Rep. Wolf, citing two confidential sources, "as many as seven Americans have been or are currently being treated," at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C., less than 11 miles from the U.S. Capitol.
As we've noted, in a March 1 letter to Kerry, the two Republicans said they'd been informed that "as many as 30" Americans — including State Department and CIA officers and government contractors — were injured in the attack, including seven reportedly treated at Walter Reed Hospital. They demanded the names and contact information for each survivor "so that we can make appropriate arrangements" to talk to them and get their unfiltered story.
Is the FBI aiding and abetting the Benghazi cover-up?
So far, the FBI has had a single three-hour interview with a single "person of interest" in Libya, and that's after the New York Times got to him first. No one has been arrested, detained or even targeted by administration drones. Nor has any administration official appointed by President Obama been disciplined or held accountable.
"Six months later not a single American official has been held accountable or lost their job over the inadequate consulate security, intelligence failures, or the administration's abysmal response during the terrorist attack," Rep. Wolf says. Read more at: Congressman Wants To Know Who, And Where, Are The 30 Benghazi Survivors - Investors.com
Bottom line …
Obama and his fellow travelers excoriated former President Bush (43) for his foreign policy, military actions, drone strikes and, above all, the lack of transparency and accountability in his administration. Now, it appears that Barack Obama has doubled-down on Bush’s policies while re-naming them to avoid direct comparisons. As for the lack of transparency and accountability, the administration has emasculated and usurped the powers of Congress – to the point of lying to Congress with impunity.
Benghazi is an issue that must be resolved.
- Did the Administration illegally arm terrorists?
- Did the Administration cover-up the Benghazi affair and commit perjury, an impeachable offense, when testifying before Congress?
- Did the Administration lie to the American people for political advantage in the weeks and days before a presidential election?
- Did the Saudis finance the 9/11 attack on Benghazi?
- Who did attack Benghazi and was our "building" really a consulate, an annex or simply a building?
It is time that “We the People” and the mainstream media quit giving President Obama and his fellow travelers in Congress a pass for what surely would see George Bush impeached in the House and tried in the Senate. And, it is time that the Republicans quit pussyfooting around the issue if they are ever again to stand tall as credible candidates for high office.
Just the mere thought of the corrupt Hillary Clinton and the “conservative speaking” Rand Paul being legitimate candidates for our nation’s highest office makes me sick.