THE BHENGAZI SPIN
Oh my, what an unexpected coincidence.
Just 642 days after America’s community-organizer-in-chief promised to immediately begin efforts to bring the Benghazi murders to justice, Benghazi militia member & self-described embassy traffic guard, Amed Abu Khattala, was arrested as a “possible” organizer of the 2012 attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya.
Following the lead of Attorney General Eric “Mr Perjury” Holder, I use the term possible, because Mr. Khattala will be tried in a “normal civilian court”, according to the Perjurious One.
And I can’t really argue with the conservative media who have raised a chorus of protest against providing this possible murderer – of Chris Stevens and the courageous heroes who tried to rescue him – with all the legal rights of an American citizen accused of a crime.
And those rights, among others, include: (1) lawyering up; (2) issuing long tirades against American “imperialism” in the Middle East & Afghanistan, when cross-examined; and (3) enjoying prime views of the downed “Twin Towers” from the NY City courthouse where Mr. Khattala is scheduled to go on trial.
Moreover, according to “Business Insider”, Sens. Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, John McCain & Lindsey Graham want President Obama to place Khattala in Guantanamo, instead, in order to gather intelligence from him, rather than place him in a U.S.-based military detention center for foreign criminals.
Again, I can’t argue with these wise politicians, who better understand (than I do) the constitutional rights of mere criminals – rather than terrorists (a label that Barack Obama still refuses to use in regard to an al-Qaeda hit man like Mr. Khattala) – under the U.S. justice system.
But still, when I first read of this “arrest”, I didn’t experience an approving tingle up my spine – like Chris Matthews once did.
And of course Mr. Matthews is the recently “terminated” victim of a declining viewership for his ratings-deprived MSNBC show – an audience which likely, in the end, consisted only of Chris Matthews, Matthews wife, and his producer.
No, instead, some internal warning bells sounded in my cynical mind:
Like Rush Limbaugh, I found this sudden capture of this unrepentant, frappe-sipping fugitive an “amazing, timely coincidence” (in Limbaugh’s words) “just when President Obama desperately needs a foreign policy victory”.
As the Rushmo further opined: “The news media is going berserk …Isn’t it an amazing, timely coincidence here that they have found a militia leader of the Benghazi attack and they’ve arrested him? Isn’t this AMAZING timing?”
In fact, as Limbaugh also noted, “Khattala has hardly been in hiding, speaking instead to journalists and openly traipsing around Benghazi hotels.”
And to verify Rush Limbaugh’s observations, let me just note that yesterday, Fox News reported that the U.S. government has been monitoring Khattala “for some (lengthy) time” – but not until this week did they make an arrest.
“Now all of a sudden we’ve got the militia leader,” Limbaugh mused. “I thought it was just a ragtag bunch of protestors that got all fired up after this VIDEO (supposedly made by a crank anti-American videographer) hit the Internet.”
And, of course, it was Ms. Sunday Morning herself, Susan Rice, who first advanced the fabrication that an obscure anti-Islam VIDEO generated the spontaneous “protest” that had gone awry in Benghazi (a spontaneous mob protest that was accompanied by mortars & grenade-launchers firing on the sparsely-defended embassy).
BAD INTELLIGENCE FOR AMERICA’S MOST NOTORIOUS SUNDAY-MORNING PREVARICATOR
But former CIA deputy director Mike Morelli (another Clinton flunky), testified in April that it was Rice who linked the video to the Benghazi attack – NOT the intelligence agency.
According to Moreli, “WHEN SHE (SUSAN RICE) TALKED ABOUT THE VIDEO, MY REACTION WAS, THAT’S NOT SOMETHING THAT THE ANALYSTS HAVE ATTRIBUTED THIS ATTACK TO.”
Further, an independent review of more than 4,000 social media postings, conducted by a leading social media monitoring firm in December 2012, also found that the alleged YOUTUBE VIDEO was a NON-EVENT in BENGHAZI.
Most importantly, in his May 2013 congressional testimony before the House oversight committee, the video was also described as “A NON EVENT” by Greg Hicks – deputy to Ambassador Chris Stevens (who was murdered in the attack).
Yet, a week later, addressing the United Nations (on Sept. 25, 2012) President Obama was still relying on the same video fib.
“There is no speech that justifies mindless violence. There are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. There’s no VIDEO that justifies an attack on an embassy,” Barack Obama asserted.
And while standing before the coffins of America’s fallen, both President Obama & Hillary Clinton vowed — to the families of the dead heroes – to capture and bring to justice the maker of this nefarious video (somehow keeping a straight face while they continued to advance this biggest of big lies).
YES I’M SUCH A CYNIC, WHEN IT COMES TO THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE, I’M SUSPICIOUS … VERY SUSPICIOUS
Anyway, I agree with Rush Limbaugh that there was very suspicious timing to the capture of Amed Abu Khattala.
For example, perhaps it was (1) a timely distraction from the IRS scandal; or (2) from the foreign-policy screw-ups in Iraq & Afghanistan; or (3) from the Veterans’ Administration’s murderous neglect of the health of thousands of America’s military heroes; or (4) perhaps from Eric Holder’s chronic perjury problems before Congress; or (5) maybe even from America’s unprotected borders with Mexico, & the new immigrant crisis this misguided policy has generated; or … phew I’m running out of space just trying to document all of the Obama administration’s many recent mistakes.
MY OWN SUSPICIONS
But I have an even better answer:
Is it possible that this sudden Benghazi “arrest” coincidentally matched the date of Hillary Clinton’s recent one-to-one grilling on Fox New’s “Special Report” broadcast?
Or Ms. Clinton’s disastrous book tour?
Regardless of what the answer is, it’s clear that the prevaricating scoundrels, in the Obama White House, don’t know the meaning of shame!
Nuff said, I hope.
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