+++ 18. Oktober 2012 +++
Benghazi-Gate Takes Center-Stage in U.S. Election Campaign
If the Obama Administration, and the President's re-election campaign team, hoped they could push to the side the terrorist attack on September 11, 2012, at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, their hopes were dashed by a Congressional hearing on October 10, and the Vice-Presidential debate the next day. What Lyndon LaRouche described as President Obama's "criminal complicity" in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Stevens and three other embassy employees has emerged as a major issue in the campaign, with good reason: Not only does it show, minimally, that protecting the life of U.S. Ambassador Stevens was not taken seriously by the Obama White House, but that the whole Libyan adventure has backfired, as Libya is fracturing, and militias – some with direct Al Qaeda ties, who were armed by the U.S. and NATO – are in control of parts of the country.
The hearings held by the House Oversight Committee showed that the White House and its defenders, including Obama's spokesman Jay Carney and UN Ambassador Susan Rice, lied for days, even weeks, about what happened in Benghazi, and they are still blocking the truth. Under Secretary of State Patrick F. Kennedy, who briefed Congressional staffers on Sept. 12 that the attack was carried out by terrorists, defended Ambassador Rice, who said five days later, that the killings resulted from an escalation of anti-American demonstrations, provoked by an anti-Muslim film, and were not an organized terrorist attack. Kennedy's comments to the Committee were immediately denounced, as they clearly contradicted what he, himself, had said in his briefing!
Evidence was presented by Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, who headed the Site Security Team (SST), that requests for more security were not only denied, but the SST was terminated on Aug. 5, despite evidence that Al Qaeda militia were present in the region around Benghazi, and represented a threat. The Regional Security Officer in Libya for the State Department, Eric Nordstrom, reported a similar story, and added that his superiors told him not to report the takedown in security to the Committee.
When Vice President Biden squared off against Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan on Oct. 13, the first question was about Benghazi. Biden defended Rice and Carney, saying that no one in the Administration knew it had been an act of terrorism, and what Rice and Carney said had been based on briefings by the intelligence community. Ryan replied that this was not true, and most of the media took Biden to task, saying his comments had been false, to protect the image of the President as a successful commander in the War on Terror.
That the White House is blaming the CIA, and the State Department, for an "intelligence failure ", is hard to swallow for most Americans, and especially for officials of the intelligence community. Days after the debate, former top intel officials Michael Hayden and Michael Chertoff issued a statement, saying "failure was not on the part of the intelligence community, but on the part of White House decision makers." But rather than admitting it, the White House will likely pin the entire blame on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, (which would have the added advantage of weakening Obama's erstwhile opponent).
Republican Presidential candidate Romney has begun to hit this, saying the President's whole Middle East policy has been a failure. But what neither Romney, nor his spokesmen have charged yet, is that the failure was rooted in U.S. support for the Anglo-Saudi regime change policy in Libya, which put America in an alliance with Saudi trained and financed jihadists, including those who carried out the September 11, 2012 killings, and that this cover-up goes back to that launched under Bush and Cheney, and continued by Obama, of the Saudi role in the original 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks. This policy is still operational today, in Obama's support for the Saudi-backed “opposition” forces in Syria today.
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+++ 7. Mai 2013 +++
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