By Justin O. Smith:
Incompetence and treason are the rule of the day for Barack Hussein Obama and several past and present members of his administration, who regularly spit on and violate the U.S. Constitution, dishonor the U.S. flag and desecrate the bodies of U.S. servicemen returning home. And today, as we see the results of their failed anti-military and anti-American policies throughout the entire Middle East, America has not been given any satisfactory answers to many remaining questions in regard to the August 6, 2011 attack over Wardak Province, Afghanistan that killed seventeen members of SEAL Team Six and the September 11, 2012 attack on our U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya and the murders of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.
The State Department, Department of Defense, CIA and multiple agencies have all stated that no one has been prevented from testifying before Congress, regarding the Benghazi attacks. And yet, to date, thirty witnesses have yet to be interviewed by Congressional interviewers, which contradicts the Obama administration’s assertion; Karen and Billy Vaughn have received the same sort of government lies and deflection concerning the death of their son, Aaron, during operation Extortion over two years ago.
A ‘New York Times’ article by David Kirkpatrick (Jan. 9, 2014) attempts to depict Ansar al-Sharia’s involvement in the Benghazi attacks and its association with Al Qaeda as minimal. It states, “That name is relatively generic and means Supporters of Islamic Law.” But, Kirkpatrick misses the more lucid point that whether they call themselves Ansar al-Sharia, the 17th of February Brigade, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah or Al Qaeda __”Our Way”__, they are all one in the same, they are all Islamic fundamentalist terrorists, and they all demand Sharia law for their countries, the harshest law known to mankind.
Reuters reported just hours after the assault on the U.S. Consulate at Benghazi, that Ansar al-Sharia had laid claim to the attacks. Emails from numerous government sources supported Reuters facts.
In October of 2012, Walid Shoebat and former CIA officer Claire Lopez revealed that the Obama administration was running weapons out of Libya, with the help of Ansar al-Sharia, to Al Qaeda in Syria in order to overthrow Bashir Assad. We have fought Al Qaeda, the Taliban and other islamofascists in Afghanistan and Iraq for the past twelve years, at the cost of thousands of U.S. lives. Giving aid to such enemies of the United States, no matter the circumstances, constitutes treason.
A week after Osama bin Laden was killed by Naval Special Warfare Development Group – SEAL Team Six, the Pentagon responded to questions on May 2, 2011 that they were “not going to comment on units or numbers.” But, during a speech at Washington’s Ritz Carlton Hotel the very next day, big-mouthed Vice-President Joe Biden raved about “the phenomenal, the just almost unbelievable capacity of the Navy SEALs” under the command of Admiral James Stavridis; and in essence, Biden placed a target on SEAL Team 6 that day.
There have been many suggestions that one of the many Muslim Brotherhood members serving in a government or military capacity passed critical mission information to the Taliban in the hours preceding and during the firefight between U.S. Army Rangers and the Taliban, which drew the SEALs into the battle and placed them in a line of fire already known to the enemy. And curiously, there was also friction between the SEALs and their supposed Afghhan allies, over a sudden change in Afghan “team members”__(Taliban operatives?).
Twenty-four hours after VP Biden’s blunder, Aaron Vaughn called home warning, “Mom…wipe your social media clean… get everything off of it… there’s chatter and all of our lives are in danger, including yours.”
The night that these SEALs died, they flew into battle on a mission authorized out of theater and in a 1960s CH-47 Chinook Helicopter, last retrofitted in 1985, instead of a Special Operations MH-47 assault helicopter. They were an unescorted, slow-moving target without any pre-assault fire paving their way into a full pitch battle that had already been raging for over three hours.
Even before the seventeen SEALs and twenty-one other personnel died, people were expressing their concerns. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates stated, as the cameras rolled, that “the members of the Special Ops community” were “worried for their safety and the safety of their families.”
Bill Vaughn has called for an explanation from Obama and answers to why he protected Korans at Guantanamo, buried Osama bin-Laden with a full Islamic service, but refused to allow any mention of the Judeo-Christian God of the American dead at their funeral. Further pain was forced upon these families, when an imam was allowed to say an Islamic prayer over them, which cursed them as “infidels.”
SEAL Team 6 member Michael Strange was also killed during Extortion’s mission. When President Obama told Charles Strange that “Michael changed the way America lived,” Mr Strange replied, “I don’t need to know about my son. I need to know what happened.” Since then, Strange says he has not heard anything from the Obama administration or the President.
Similarly, Camp Bastion was hit by the Taliban on September 15, 2012, which resulted in the largest loss of U.S. aircraft since Vietnam and the deaths of two Marines. If the base had been protected by the better trained U.S. Marine forces rather than a Tongan “security group”, it is highly likely the Taliban’s offensive would have failed. Like Benghazi and Extortion 17, Obama has not answered the obvious questions surrounding this incident.
All of the following, Robert Gates, Leon Panetta, Hillary Clinton and David Patraeus, have served in one or more key position within the Obama administration, and, without a doubt, they hold all the answers surrounding U.S. Middle East policy and the aforementioned failures. A case in point, then-CIA Director Patraeus met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Edogan on September 2, 2012 in order to secure a 40,000-ton shipment of arms through Turkey and into Syria, just days before the attacks in Benghazi. But most of them have placed politics above the truth and their nation.
Why was the assistance of suppressive fire denied the SEAL’s of the Extortion mission? Why were FAST and In-Extremis teams told to “stand down” during the attack on Benghazi? What did Obama do that night other than sleep, as the attack on the CIA Annex at Benghazi continued for nearly 8 hours?
Extortion 17, Benghazi and Camp Bastion are indicative of a U.S. President/ Commander-in-Chief and men and women in the Obama administration, who ignored their duty to defend fellow Americans abroad, especially their own military brethren, and who have forgotten the meaning of honor, as they stand under the yellow flag of cowardice. They have failed the country. Obama and Biden botched negotiations in Iraq, and a generation of American veterans have spilled their blood in vain, as the flags of Al Qaeda recently rose over Falluja and Ramadi in Iraq. Afghanistan is destined for the same fate, due to unbelievably ignorant policy decisions__the same type of decisions that handed Egypt to the Muslim Brotherhood and now promise to do the same for Al Qaeda in Syria.
Rather than fight for clear victories in the Middle East, Obama has followed a path of appeasement that is certain to lead to new and bloodier wars for America, as he purged America’s Armed Forces of 198 high ranking officers and politicized them. Rather than preserve and protect the lives of our fighting sons and daughters and diplomats in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, Obama has been more inclined to turn his back on these gallant Americans in their hour of need. Describe Obama’s actions as “ambivalent”, if you wish, just as former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates did in his recent memoir. But, for most of America, Obama is a criminal and he must be brought to justice: Remember, no one died over Watergate.