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September 26, 2012

House Armed Services Chair Howard 'Buck' McKeon: 'Obama administration hiding truth on Libya until after election'

Topics: Libya, Political News and commentaries

Via Ed Morrissey, the outrage over the 'terrorist' attack that killed our Ambassador in Benghazi and the Obama administration's response to it has growing for two weeks on Capitol Hill, but it's breaking out into the open today. Last week, the White House briefing for Congress frustrated Senator Bob Corker so badly that he told reporters, "That is the most useless, worthless briefing I have attended in a long time." Today, House Armed Services chair Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon told Fox News that the Obama administration seems to be deliberately hiding the "truth" about the Benghazi attack, and that the only reason he sees for the subterfuge is the date in November that's fast approaching:

Ed goes on to point out:

Six "top Republicans" in Congress, including McKeon, have sent a letter to the White House demanding a new briefing. McKeon specifically calls out UN Ambassador Susan Rice for pushing the "spontaneous" protest that "spun out of control" story days after the attacks, when intel showed within hours that the assassination of Ambassador Stevens was the result of a planned terrorist attack -- on the anniversary of 9/11. McKeon still has no idea whether the FBI is in Benghazi at all, or whether the "crime scene" has been secured, more than two weeks later.

Given that the Obama administration seems to be having such a hard time figuring out the obvious, perhaps they might want to pay a little attention to what Libyan President Mohammed Magarief has said about the Benghazi attack ... that the controversial film trailer (of a movie that doesn't even exist) that mocked Islam's Prophet Muhammad and ignited protests throughout the Muslim world had absolutely "nothing to do" with it, and that he has "no doubt" it was an act of terrorism:

Via Yahoo News:

"It's a preplanned act of terrorism directed at American citizens," Magarief told NBC's Ann Curry in an interview that aired Wednesday. "Reaction should have been, if it was genuine, should have been six months earlier. So it was postponed until the 11th of September. They chose this date, 11th of September, to carry a certain message."

Magareif said the "high degree of accuracy" in which the attack was executed -- with rocket-propelled grenades and mortar shells -- is proof that the assault was preplanned, and not carried out by inexperienced protesters. He said he believes "al-Qaida elements" were involved but stopped short of directly accusing the terrorist group of planning it.

Could it be that the Obama administration wants to hide the fact that the death of Ambassador Stevens was the resul of a massive security failure based on a very bad decision on the part of the Obama clan?

Or, even more damning of the administration's ineptitude, could it be, as former Islamist Walid Shoebat says ... and makes a very good case to back it up (including the fact that court documents reveal that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, producer of the movie Innocence of Muslims, partnered in a scheme with Eiad Salameh, his first cousin, a Palestinian Muslim from Beit Sahour in the Palestinian district of Bethlehem who hates Coptic Christians) ... that the Innocence of Muslims Film was actually made by Islamic terrorists? As Nice Deb notes, what does that make the Obama administration, who so enthusiastically jumped on the anti anti-Mohammed film bandwagon, and stayed on, even as the narrative fell apart? It would prove them to be the total fools that they indeed are.

Meanwhile, two weeks after the Benghazi Consulate slaughter, the FBI still has failed to secure the consulate.

Related: When Did the White House Find Out Libyan Attacks Were Terrorist-Planned? (At the Daily Beast/Newsweek, Eli Lake reports that the Obama administration may have known just 24 hours after the attacks that it was no video that had driven the violence ...)

Posted by Richard at September 26, 2012 12:15 PM

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