And the question: Did Barack Obama and Administration officials intentionally lie to the public when they claimed the terrorist attack that cost Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans their lives, resulted from a You Tube video spontaneously because of an anti-Muslim video? Now after several investigations from different Congressional Committees and agencies, there is an explosive charge that there was an attempt to lie and coverup the activities of the U.S State Department according Gregg Hicks, a 22 year Foreign Service Officer and Former Deputy Chief of Mission in Libya. Emails garnered by the Weekly Standard may back him up on this. Darrell Issa, head of the Office of Government Reform and Oversight Committee, will be hearing testimony from Gregg Hicks, Mark Thompson, Department Security officer, and Eric Nordstrom, Regional Security Officer, are whistleblowers coming forward to testify. The terrorist attack on the Anniversary of Sept. 11th in Benghazi Libya cost Ambassador Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith their lives for the diplomatic mission. Indeed the family of Tyrone Woods has come out to say they believe the Administration did nothing but watch their son and others die.
The upcoming testimony is bound to cause a stir in the Obama Administration and State Department because of one really big event, the Main Stream Media who has been in the tank for Obama is being forced to pay attention to it now. The Weekly Standard played a large part in this. Those media outlets that are already trying to discredit the testimony are saying it’s old, it’s tired, move on, here we go again, etc, are only doing so because the story has traction and they want to discredit the whistleblowers and perpetuate the lies. Also, Obama doesn’t have to worry about his re-election. Gregg Hicks has never testified for the last 8 months until now. When asked about the Administration’s response that the attack in Benghazi Libya was because of a spontaneous protest to an anti Muslim You Tube video Hicks responded “I thought it was a terrorist attack from the get-go. I think everyone in the mission thought it was a terrorist attack from the beginning.” Yet five days after the attack Ambassador Susan Rice had this to say “What our assessment is as of the present, is in fact what began spontaneously in Benghazi was a reaction to what had transpired hours earlier in Cairo.” This is direct conflict with Libyan President Mohammed Magariaf when he said it was a planned terrorist attack while the Administration said there was no evidence of a planned attack for days after the incident. Gregg Hicks was the Number Two man at the U.S embassy in Benghazi Libya for the Diplomatic Mission at the time the attacks happened. Hicks said that everyone at the Embassy knew it was a terrorist attack immediately and were horrified to see the Obama Administration lying and trying to pass of the attack as a protest over a You Tube video.
Gregg Hicks is one of the first to testify and also claims to have been threatened with career reprisals by the Administration. Gregg Hicks also says the Obama administration was lying when they said they were in contact with team at the diplomatic mission in Libya. So them what was Barack Obama doing that night? Did he do anything to help the Special operation forced trying to save the lives of Our Ambassador? Or did he just go to bed so he could get ready for another fundraiser? Well, we all knew that the fundraiser was the next stop on the agenda. Also likely to be a hot topic at this weeks testimonies will be the Emails obtained by the Weekly Standard which proves the Obama Administration knew Benghazi was an attack of terror and deliberately tried to scrub the intelligence reports to keep the lie alive about a spontaneous video protest being responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission. According to Stephen F Hayes of the Weekly Standard, “If the House and Senate report provides an accurate complete depiction of the emails, it is clear that Senior Administration officials engaged in wholesale rewriting of intelligence assessments about Benghazi in order to mislead the public.” In other words he’s being diplomatic in saying they’re lying about what happened to the diplomatic mission. It is clear that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have a lot of explaining to do. Today Rush Limbaugh said one of the best lines heard yet: Benghazi just blew up in Bob Scheiffers face. Bob Scheiffer is host of CBS Face the Nation. One can only hope it will blow up in the faces of the Obama Administration as well. It certainly would be nice to hear something truthful instead of another lie coming out of the mouthpieces for this Administration wouldn’t it?
It would appear that the new mission for Democrats is to protect Hillary Clinton from scandal and from her own actions, or lack of them at all costs. What is expected to be asked at the hearings starting Wednesday is why a Special forces team ready to go assist the Ambassador was told to stand down by the State Dept. Congressional Democrats are already distancing themselves from the Administration and even commenting on the lie used on the public. Representative Stephen Lynch, D-MA, says the talking points from the Administration “Absolutely they were false. There were no protests outside the consulate there. They were wrong. This was a deliberate and strategic attack on the consulate.” Boy it sure would have been nice to hear some of these new “Courageous” Democrats long before this wouldn’t it? If the Low Information voters had a chance to see some of the lying up close and personal, they might have been willing to vote different.
You know what the difference is between the lying and what really happened? Barack Obama bet he could provide enough distractions to make it through the Benghazi scandal long enough to get to the podium at the Democratic Convention and run on “Al Queda has been decimated and Osama Bin Laden is dead.” If the Benghazi attack was really a terrorist attack and the whistleblowers got the media attention, it could derail the Administrations plans for a second term. The fact that the attack was an act of terrorism would make his entire presidency look like one false premise and promise after another. Of course we can’t prove intent. But Democrats beginning to pull ranks and close the wagons around themselves while distancing themselves from the very Administration they once readily supported is interesting. Stay tuned for more.