The Benghazi Betrayal

imagesCAIT6D8Tby Justin O Smith

The Benghazi Betrayal is far from forgotten by many Americans, and an independent counsel must be commissioned to investigate President Obama’s and his Cabinet members’ actions that contributed to the deaths of four of our finest Americans. Many questions remain unanswered, and with new charges being levied weekly, the known facts alone are damning to this administration, which is now engaged in a cover-up of unseen proportions in the history of the U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) stated in November that “key pieces of evidence are being withheld from Congress,” specifically real time reports from the CIA station chief in Libya and FBI interviews with survivors conducted immediately after the attacks.

During a November press conference, Obama claimed that he had divulged all pertinent information regarding the attacks on the U.S. Consulate at Benghazi, and he pledged to “put forth every bit of information we have,” however, to date, Obama and his administration have failed to provide the major news networks with White House drone photos, details concerning Obama’s and his staff’s decisions, ground-level surveillance images and documents from the night of 9-11.

For weeks after this horrific tragedy, the American people heard first hand testimony from officials, such as Eric Nordstrum, who explained that according to the State Department funding did not exist for more security personnel and measures. And yet, the Obama administration gave $770 million to the Middle East and North Africa Incentive Fund for the Arab “Spring”/Winter and $469 million for global climate change; this State Department also funded the restoration of the 15th century Gobarau Minaret in a predominant Muslim area of Nigeria, where Boko Haram islamofascist terrorists
murder Christians by the score on a daily basis!

Anyone familiar with military security protocols understands that Obama knew within minutes that the U.S. Consulate was under attack, and he knew it was a terrorist attack. The personal security detail for Ambassador Stevens notified the communications room
in Tripoli, which sent a flash message, like an instant message, to the White House Situation Room that Ambassador Stevens was in imminent danger as soon as the attack began; this coded message activated standard operating procedures and alerted the geographic combatant commander and his In-Extremis Force (special unit). This “critical flash” message also had to receive an immediate response and an acknowledgement receipt; the watch officer then informed the senior watch official, “This is a critical element of information. POTUS needs to hear this.” A senior official close to POTUS informed the President that the Ambassador in Libya was in peril.

In the absence of permissions, the geographic combatant commander has standing orders to preserve the lives of American citizens. The Joint Special Operations Task Force Crisis Element, CENTCOM and AFRICOM were all monitoring this situation in real time and were mounting a rescue operation, which would have reached Benghazi from Djibouti in approximately three hours. We had all the information necessary to ensure a successful rescue mission contrary to Defense Director Leon Panetta’s assertion, “Well, we didn’t have enough intel.” Obama, Panetta, Biden and Clinton made the conscious decision to do nothing and allow our Consulate to be overrun due to their own political agendas and avarice.

Obama lied to America. He did not issue any orders to the CIA, our Armed Forces and the State Department to “secure our personnel” and “do whatever we need to do,” because if he had, it would have been done. Surely Panetta would have followed such an order from the President. And we also know that the CIA did not unilaterally decide to abandon Ambassador Stevens and the eight others with him; a CIA spokesman stated on October 27, “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in
need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate.”

As the evidence and the truth of events surrounding the Benghazi attacks unfolded, it became quite obvious that not only had Obama advanced a lie regarding a “spontaneous protest”, but he had also politicized the CIA’s response and enlisted CIA
Director David Patraeus, National Intelligence Director James Clapper, UN
Ambassador Susan Rice and many lesser officials, such as under-Secretary of
State Charlene Lamb, in order to propagate the notion that ‘Innocence of
Muslims’, an anti-Islam film, was the root cause of these attacks on the U.S.
Consulate and the CIA Annex. Claire Lopez, a senior fellow at the Center for
Security Policy, gives credible supporting facts that show the Obama
administration intended to advance an Islamic agenda it had already endorsed,
which centers on the implementation of the UN Resolution 16/18; this
“resolution” was constructed by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in order
to criminalize the criticism of Islam in U.S. law and legal systems
globally.

Prior to Muammar Gaddhafi’s ouster, many of us tried to warn the Obama administration that Gaddhafi was neutralizing the Islamic Maghreb, Al
Qaeda, Ansar al-Shariah and other islamofascist terrorist groups in the region.
Now Libya’s Transitional Council relies heavily on these same groups for
security, even though many Libyans rallied against Ansar al-Shariah after
Ambassador Stevens’ murder. The 17th of February militia that was guarding the
U.S. Consulate is a splinter group of Ansar al-Shariah, which has ties to Al
Qaeda.

Recently on December 6th, the New York Times finally reported some
old news presented earlier in October 2012 by former CIA agent Claire Lopez. Ms
Lopez’s account incredibly details the manner in which Obama released a known
terrorist with close ties to Al Qaeda in Iraq, Abdul Hakin Belhaj, from U.S.
custody at Guantanamo Bay. Belhaj entered Libya with Obama’s blessings and soon
became the leader of Libyan rebel forces fighting Gaddhafi; the NYT’s piece
shows that the U.S. furnished money and weapons through Qatar to support Libya’s
rebel forces, and the Qataris subsequently provided training, money and weapons
to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group controlled by Abdul Hakim Belhaj. Many
other jihadist groups received the same assistance.

Time and again, the world has witnessed Obama work with Al Qaeda linked militias and jihadists to overthrow Gaddhafi in Libya and now Assad in Syria, along with throwing Mubarak to the merciless wolves of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. And now, Americans see Obama’s policies backing Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood and the
islamofascist jihadists across the Middle East who have pledged to implement Sharia law and reconstruct the Islamic Caliphate, due to large scale infiltration by Islamists/ Muslim Brotherhood operatives throughout every level of the U.S. government. Obama has accepted the “Muslim victimization” theories presented by the same islamofascists the U.S. has fought for decades.

Many Republicans, such as Senators Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Kelly Ayotte are incensed and alarmed by Obama’s handling of the actual attack on the U.S. Consulate at Benghazi, and they are outraged by the Obama administration’s outright lies in the aftermath of Benghazi. But not nearly enough on either side of the aisle in Congress or the Senate are willing to confront Obama on this issue in the most serious manner, yet.

Millions of Americans believe, just as retired Gen W.G. “Jerry” Boykin, retired Gen Paul
Vallely and retired Gen Joe Stringham, that President Barack Obama meets the
standards for impeachment for multiple reasons, especially those correlating to
the Obama administration’s actions in Benghazi that constitute high crimes and
misdemeanors, and many of us across the nation are calling for an independent
investigation led by men and women of proven integrity, reputation for fairness
and expertise in foreign affairs and national security protocols. And while
impeachment proceedings may fail, since the Democrats hold a majority in the
Senate, the Republicans must leave the coward’s path even if only for a symbolic
act of courage, because Obama’s actions as a failed Commander-In-Chief led to a
tragedy that by all indication was avoidable; as Obama fretted over his
reelection and “the short term payoff exacting retribution on Al Qaeda”, four
families were burying their loved ones and still Obama lied. There should be no
indecision or hesitation whatsoever… the murders of Ambassador Stevens, FSO
Sean Smith, CIA contractors and ex-Navy SEALs Glenn Dogherty and Tyrone Woods…
the murders of these four brave Americans demands retaliation, retribution and a
full account of the events prior to and after their deaths. Obama and his staff
must be held responsible for their high crimes as Commander-In-Chief and
accomplices, because all combined evidence makes it apparent that Obama, Biden,
Panetta and Clinton allowed the U.S. Consulate at Benghazi to go down!