I believe that I am witnessing the Watergate of my generation. As I watched the testimony of the whistleblowers of what happened in Benghazi, one of whom is a registered Democrat and Obama supporter, I cannot help but wonder how it has taken so long for the truth of this tragedy to finally come out. Ever since this happened last September 11th, social media has been a constant drumbeat for justice, wanting to know how the most powerful nation on earth could leave a consulate undefended, leading to the tragic death of four Americans, one of whom was our own Ambassador. They stood alone in their quest for righteousness, with an occasional story by Fox News, while our own government, and the main stream media, desperately tried to sweep it under the rug. Not anymore.
What happened? How could our own government put their agenda and their political talking points ahead of the lives of American citizens? Does truth and the preservation of life have no value to those whom we elected to represent us? Such things should rise above party squabbles and transcend political correctness. I believe that we are witnessing the unfolding of a depraved abuse of power, where lies seem to flow more easily than truth, and American lives mean nothing. What we have learned thus far:
- Both Ambassador Stevens and his predecessor made repeated requests for additional security during the spring and summer of 2012. In fact, Ambassador Stevens sent a cable to the State Department on August 15, 2012, expressly requesting additional security because the Benghazi consulate could not withstand a coordinated attack. All requests were denied.
- The State Department made no requests for additional security in the weeks leading up to the September 11, 2012 attack, despite knowing that both the Red Cross and UK staff had left Benghazi due to the danger, as well as the significance of 9/11 anniversary
- The attack began at 3:42 pm EST but Obama was not told until his regularly scheduled briefing at 5 pm. He neither received nor requested further updates during the nearly 8 hour attack.
- Our military was ready for a rescue operation but was ordered to stand down, not once, but twice. Such an order can only come from the President.
- When Ambassador Stephens deputy was informed by the Libyan prime minister that Stephens was dead, he immediately called Clinton to inform her, but she was not available. She did not call him back that evening. Nor the next day.
- After the attack the consulate remained unsecured for 23 days, tainting evidence and allowing security documents to fall into the hands of the enemy. Yet reporters were able to access.
- On September 14 & 15, 2012, the State Department altered the administration’s talking on Benghazi twelve times in order to eliminate references to “Islamic extremists”, “Al Qaeda”, and “terrorism”, instead substituting language about it being a “spontaneously inspired…violent protest”, countering even the Libyan government’s assertion as to what truly happened
- In September 2012, when the coffins of the dead Americans arrived, Secretary Clinton blamed the events on an “awful video”. After that, Obama went before the UN and did the same, a story which we now know, & that they knew, was a complete fabrication
- Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s lawyer at the State Department, told witnesses not to speak to House investigators, with Clinton herself barely interviewed about the event
People do make mistakes, and we must remember that our leaders are human. Yet the strength of our republic does not hinge on them being perfect, but on being honest and righteous. In 1974 we witnessed the downfall of a President because he made the choice to both willfully lie to the American people and use the power of his office to silence anything against his agenda. It seems that both our current President and former Secretary of State have done the same thing regarding Benghazi.
Except this time the method of silence they used was death.
“No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream”. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.