Benghazi Simplified, For The Media
I hear my friends in the media strain over questions about Benghazi and I wonder why. There are simple answers here.
Of course, what should be mentioned first is that most of the Activist Old Media have stopped covering the story. It's just too personally painful for them to report on Dear Leader clearly lying to the American people, and they don't want Chris Matthews to think they're racist, so it's best they just ignore. If they say it didn't happen through their non-reporting, then I guess it just didn't happen, and those four families who lost husbands, sons, fathers and brothers can just figure it out on their own. Way to look out for the "little guys," there, media. I guess "truth to power" only counts when a Republican is in power.
This is actually pretty easy to figure out. I knew the day after the terrorist attack in Benghazi what had happened and how the administration and its media were spinning the facts. I wrote about it on my blog. September 12, The Day After. I had no inside sources, no secret sauce, no deep throat. I just figured it out on my own. If I knew what happened in Benghazi while sitting in my pajamas in Las Vegas, then they knew in Washington DC. Don't angst over what Obama knew and when he knew it; he knew right away. His embassy in Egypt said so (he appointed everybody there) and it sounded good to him, so he applied it to Libya. A week later, things were even more clear, and I explained it again. This was my column September 19, a week before Susan Rice went on TV. My stories were accurate then, and they have stood the test of time. Still, we have media members and the administration saying they don't know what happened. To this day they are feigning foolishness. They're trying to cook up a new story that their Activist Old Media will suck on. And they will.
Barack Obama lied to the American people about Benghazi, and he knew he was lying. All Rice did was give the same story that Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Jay Carney had given before her. Sure, the focus is now on Rice to take the heat off of Dear Leader, but we know where this talking point first came from: Barack Hussein Obama. This should not be hard for anybody to figure out. It was his talking point that the administration and its media have parroted.
So, why did Obama lie and blame a video for an obviously planned terrorist attack? That answer is just as easy to come up with. He lied because he does not want to believe there are terrorists in the world, not in the middle east, and not in the middle of an election. He has said this many times. Obama believes what Reverend Wright said when he told us, "America's chickens have come home to roost." You don't need dog ears to figure this whistle out.
We have a President of the United States of America who refuses to accept the fact that, 30 years ago, Muslim extremists declared jihad on the free world. His idea of "change" and "forward" is for us all to believe that we caused terrorism to exist through our Imperialism, The Crusades, our oppression of people a world away, and McDonald's. Make no doubt, he believes that.
Obama also talks often about bringing the "killers to justice." Who cares about that? You bring car thieves and bank robbers to justice. Terrorists must be stopped before they act, but that requires you acknowledge they exist. Security should've been upgraded at the Consulate in Libya before the attack. Chris Stevens asked for it. Often. But you must first believe there are terrorists and they are evil before you upgrade security. That is the danger that should scare us all. Obama didn't/doesn't see that.
Obama also declared al Qaeda "dead" before Benghazi, so he was worried about the inconsistency of his statements not jibing with reality during the presidential campaign. If you blame the video that was spawned by Evil America and its clearly misguided First Amendment, how could you blame al Qaeda? I would also ask, why would Obama worry? Who was going to ask him about the inconsistency? Candy Crowley?
There will be Congressional Hearings about Benghazi, media angst, questions about who approved the talking points, straining over gnats and swallowing camels (apologies to my Muslim friends for the Biblical reference--I assure you, I was not around during The Crusades.) There is nothing about Benghazi that is tough to figure out. I've done it. Did it long ago. In my pajamas.
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