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August 7, 2013

On The Rise of Al-Qaeda and Why the Administration Lied about Benghazi



As Roger Simon's piece today helps make clear, what the administration doesn't want, of all things, is for certain dots to be connected via Benghazi. Little wonder the culprits have not been arrested. They might talk!

Simon helps blow the lid off (emphasis mine):

For nearly a year, we have had no answer to why the administration lied about Benghazi -- why it told the world, not to mention the parents of our murdered SEALs at the funeral of their sons, that the cause of that fatal conflagration was an anti-Islamic video no one saw, when the various arms of our executive branch (White House, State and intelligence) already knew, or strongly suspected, it was a terror attack orchestrated by al-Qaeda affiliates.

You only have to read the now infamous talking points to know that.

That this lie was deeply immoral is obvious. What still eludes us is the cause of that lie, other than the equally obvious desire to avoid embarrassment weeks before a presidential election.

But what was this embarrassment about? Recent events have supposedly unearthed a tie to secret arms shipments to Syrian rebels, but as the always cogent Barry Rubin points out, anyone paying attention to the story has known this for some time. Rumors of such shipments filled the Internet even before the Benghazi fireworks.

Furthermore, as Rubin also indicates, if that information had been immediately revealed or leaked to the public soon after the event, it would have been met by a national shoulder shrug that was firmly ratified by Obama's loyal media claque. It wouldn't have impacted the election much, if at all.

No, something more problematic was involved and I suspect I know what it was. No one wanted to admit -- or probably face for themselves -- the extent to which the president, and therefore his administration, the State Department, the CIA and even the military, was in bed with Islamists. That the Benghazi consulate (or whatever it was) was guarded by al-Qaeda types who surely either turned on the people they were supposed to be defending that night, or simply gave safe passage to the enemy, is only tip of the proverbial iceberg. ...

Read much more here.

Related: Chaffetz: Criminal Charges Don't Show Any Commitment to Benghazi

Posted by Hyscience at August 7, 2013 2:33 PM

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