As anybody with a modicum of intelligence could have predicted, the Obama misadministration's story on the Benghazi murder of Ambassador Stevens has fallen apart. As I wrote before (here and here, for example) this misadministration has been lying about what happened in Benghazi. They tried two tactics to hide the facts. First, we had the hapless State Department spokesman, Victoria Nuland, saying there would be no more comments because the smoldering Benghazi consulate was now a "crime scene" and the FBI was in charge--the fact that no FBI agent was there, of course, was irrelevant. Second, we saw that Nuland-proclaimed "vow of silence" last about 36 hours. Once the misadministration got its lies lined up, it unleashed the dreadful political hack Susan Rice on the media in a Sunday morning blitz of all the major news shows. Like the dutiful hack she is, Ambassador Rice, a person with no direct knowledge of events in Libya, mind-numblingly repeated the line that the attack was by "folks" outraged over a 14-minute anti-Islam video produced in California by an expatriate Egyptian Christian. She assured the complacent media throughout the day that there was no evidence of premeditation, of planning, of a terror operation, and, of course, relied on the ultimate and very sophisticated-sounding obfuscation that there was no "actionable intelligence." The violence in Benghazi and the murders of four Americans were all an unfortunate result of a "spontaneous" demonstration that got out of control.
The facts now coming out plainly show that the Obamistas lied. Ambassador Stevens had no security other than that provided by some rag-tag Libyan detail. The misadministration lied about the role of the two ex-SEALs also murdered in Benghazi--contrary to what Rice stated on television, they were not part of the security arrangements and were in Benghazi working for a private contractor on something completely different. The murders were carried out by terrorists with a plan, with weapons, with good intel, and the attack was apparently masterminded by a terrorist, Sufyan Ben Qumu, released in 2007 from Guantanamo (more on that below).
The misadministration has gotten what it wanted. The lie-a-thon dominated the airwaves, and the lapdog media never pressed Rice or anybody else in the misadministration. As the misadministration's story began to decay, it unleashed the Romney "47%" video on the media, thereby, distracting us all, and changing the topic. This was combined with Obama's goofy appearance on the idiotic David Letterman's show. The Obamistas hope that by now the Benghazi story is "old news" and that the national ADD will kick in. Are they right?
Sufyan Ben Qumu was released by the Bush administration, and that administration is responsible for his being out and about. This release came as a result of the Bush administration buying the liberal nonsense that Guantanamo was a recruiting tool for Islamist terrorists. It was no such thing. Our developing of a catch-and-release policy was a disaster. It made us look weak, and that is one thing you never want to appear when dealing with the jihadis.
|Bloody handprints on the walls of Consulate Benghazi after a visit by Susan Rice's "folks."|