A SECRETARY OF STATE DEVOID OF CONSCIENCE
By John Merriam.
The tragedy of Benghazi circles around Hillary Clinton and three issues: Security, military assistance and cover-up.
But first, between the Secretary of State and her President husband, there is enough deceit, lying, exaggeration, understatement, prevarication and deliberate intention to deceive to bury Senator Joseph McCarthy in detritus.
The ambassador’s compound was insufficiently protected. He knew it and so did all his staff. Many many requests were made for more security, but it all fell on deaf ears. Mrs. Clinton said yesterday that this was not her responsibility, she left those matters up to the security professionals.
The compound was under attack for hours on end. The ambassador and/or his staff pleaded for help dozens of times, but no-one came. The US had a base in Italy on the other side of the Mediterranean just a half hour away by air.
US Special forces were in Tripoli but were told that they didn’t have authority to fly to Benghazi. They were told not to go, not to board the flight. No-one approved assistance. So they didn’t go.
The administration lied to the American people for five days. They said that the disturbance was instigated by rioters angry about an anti-Islamic video. Susan Rice was sent out to five Sunday talk shows days after the attack and lied repeatedly to news personnel. She looked them right in the eyes and lied. Who sent her?
Rice: “Based on the best information we have to date, what our assessment is as of the present is in fact what began spontaneously in Benghazi as a reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in Cairo where, of course, as you know, there was a violent protest outside of our embassy sparked by this hateful video. But soon after that spontaneous protest began outside of our consulate in Benghazi, we believe that it looks like extremist elements, individuals, joined in that effort with heavy weapons of the sort that are, unfortunately, readily now available in Libya post-revolution. And that it spun from there into something much, much more violent.”
From Fox News:
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) highlighted emails that Hillary Clinton sent in the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi attack in which she labeled it a “planned attack” by an “al Qaeda-like group.”
At the House Benghazi Committee’s hearing Thursday, Jordan highlighted the messages as an indication that Clinton knew the attack was not related to a protest over an anti-Islam video.
Here’s what the then-secretary of state wrote in an email to her daughter on the night of the attack: “two of our officers were killed in Benghazi by an al-Qaeda like group.” She could tell the truth to her family, but not to the American people.
In another email on the day after the attack, Clinton told the Egyptian prime minister that “we know the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack, not a protest.”
This is a woman who testified before family members of the slain men at Benghazi, who is prepared to do whatever it takes to further her goals of power and money. This is a woman without a conscience. This is a woman who aspires to be President of the United States of America.