Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Bottom of Benghazi

There will be a bottom to Benghazi when the laggard main stream media gets to the bottom of it.

The very latest news on the attack on the American embassy in Benghazi is that “four career officials at the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency have retained lawyers or are in the process of doing so, as they prepare to provide sensitive information about the Benghazi attacks to Congress,” according to Fox News, which has been unrelenting in its coverage.

Seven months after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on September 12, 2012 – the day after September 11, a date of some significance to nearly everyone who is not connected to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or the administration of President Barack Obama – the late ambassador Christopher Steven’s ravaged body has been moldering in the grave. His was an unquiet death. There was a five hour lapse between the ambassador’s murder and the delivery of his body to a hospital; according to another report, since discredited, the ambassador’s corpse was sodomized and paraded through the streets.

Testifying before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Mrs. Clinton responded rather hotly to a question put to her by Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. Mr. Johnson pointed out that the attack did not seem to be connected to a video may have upset protestors outside the embassy, the precipitating cause of the murderous assault, according to both Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Obama. When pressed to defend the administration’s early “talking point” that the attack developed from a spontaneous demonstration arising from the video, Mrs. Clinton fumed, “With all due respect, the fact is we have four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans. What difference at this point does it make?”

One is tempted to ask, with all due respect, if Mr. Steven’s shattered body had been paraded for five hours through the streets by the “guys out for a walk,” would it make a difference to Mr. Obama or Mrs. Clinton?

The “four career officials at the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency” mentioned in the Fox report have lawyered up because they feel they will be targeted for reprisals if they tell Congress what they believe to be the truth about Benghazi.

The Benghazi investigation is by no means finished. According to another Fox report, Republican Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina has indicated that “’explosive’ congressional hearings over the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, are “coming quickly.’” And Mr. Gowdy has indicated the testimony that may be drawn from eyewitnesses will matter.  
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