They say that the cover-up is always worse than the crime. I tend to agree, but when you are covering up the murder of US Citizens in foreign country that you chose to let die due to political reasoning I tend to think the crime might be worse and the cover up just despicable.
After sifting through a number of reports and peculiarities, I see now that this administration willfully and knowingly allowed US citizens to die at the hands of terrorist extremists in order to maintain the narrative that President Obama had made progress in Middle East relations. Anything to the contrary at this time could possibly undermine his re-election campaign.
The White House was not unaware of the danger that the Consulate or the Ambassador faced in Libya as the cables sent to Washington have been released, clearly stating that security was lacking, especially due to the increasing brazeness of Benghazi militias that did not expect reprisals. The cable also included approx 10 locations of Al Qaeda cells and Islamic Militias.
So it wasn’t a surprise to the White House or Barack Obama that an attack occurred From that bit alone one could say that Obama was caught flat footed and unprepared. Not a good thing, but if that was the extent of it, it could be forgivable. But instead of calling it what it was, our Commander in Chief decides to try to keep the true reasons of the attack under wraps to maintain his political image and blame the attack on a youtube video made some years ago that was “insulting” to muslims. Going so far as apologizing to THEM for the video that he said spurred them on to killing Americans.
Now we are getting somewhere about the man who currently inhabits the oval office. He will use distraction and straw men in order to avoid taking a stand that may be detrimental to himself. He will toss the First Amendment of the Constitution under the bus if it is politically expedient for him to do so. So far we have only gotten to the subterfuge. Now, let’s get to the criminal…or at the very least, the morally reprehensible.
By ignoring the warnings and requests on the ground for bolstered reinforcements, Barack Obama allowed for the situation in Libya to culminate into a soft target for terrorists. A target that these terrorists exploited because they hate America, not because of some stupid youtube video. A video, that the majority of the world didn’t know existed until Obama tried using it to deflect his crumbling illusion of improving relations with the middle east.
In this way, by refusing to add a stronger presence on the ground ahead of time, Barack Obama is responsible for the death of Ambassador Stevens and Agent Sean Smith.
What is worse than their deaths, which happened soon after the attack and therefore most likely unavoidable due to Obama’s aforementioned dereliction, was the death of two former Navy Seals, Glenn Doherty and Tyrone Woods, who fought there way to the Consulate in order to defend the survivors.
When the attack came these two former SEALs were not at the consulate but were about a mile away at the CIA annex. They asked for leave to help suppress the terrorist attack and were denied twice. Eventually they ignored the orders to stand down and fought there way to the Consulate to offer aid, killing an estimated 60 terrorists and rescuing the survivors and recovering the body of Agent Smith. The Ambassador’s body was all ready among the crowd of terrorists being mutilated.
Led by the SEALs, the group made it back to the CIA annex. The terrorists, not satisfied with just the Ambassador renewed their offensive and attacked the annex. The fighting went on for FOUR MORE HOURS, with the SEALs on the rooftop holding back the terrorist forces with heavy machine gun fire. They also had a laser painted on the mortar nest that was raining shells on them, and continued to ask for a gun ship to fly by and light up the targeted mortar.
Every time they asked for help they were denied. And do not for one second think this was a fog of war issue like we live in the 18th Century and messages get delayed or miscommunicated. The White House was WATCHING THIS LIVE, and could see the attack unfold in real time.
But instead of acting, instead of sending in a gun ship from Italy, a scant 480 miles away to light up the night and stop the attack dead in its tracks by sending the terrorists on a one way trip to hell, Obama decides to do nothing. Not in the, there’s nothing I can do and I’m helpless nothing, but in the “I have plenty of options for relief but they all require escalating and setting the block around the Annex on fire and that might hurt me politically for my re-election so I’ll do nothing”. In the worst case, instead of sending help Obama’s first order may very well have been to a lackey stating: “Find me something on youtube that I can blame this on and deflect it away from me”.
He could have had any plane from Italy light up the blocks around the annex inside of 2 hours. He had TWO Tier 1 Special Operation Units available, including hostage rescuing counter-terrorist Delta Force, waiting around for the order that never came. Hell, the SEAL on the roof was calling in coordinates of the enemy forces and painted the mortar nest with a laser so any type of smart bomb, naval bombardment or drone attack could have changed the outcome.
ANYTHING would have been better than this craven coward who occupies the Oval Office doing nothing.
But nothing is what he did. He sat in the situation room and watched these brave men die. Seven hours after the initial attack on the Consulate, Doherty and Woods died atop the rooftop of the annex when the terrorist mortar crew finally zeroed in on their position and dropped a round on top of them.
Seven hours…from the first shots fired. Seven hours and Obama did nothing.
That was the crime. Incompetence in the run up to the attack, and woeful dereliction of duty to protect American lives during a seven hour window in which he had a number of options. He chose to focus on his re-election prospects and it cost at least 2 good men their lives.
Every despicable thing he has said since has been the cover up.
I say despicable because the only man in command who actually tried to help was General Carter Ham and he was arrested and relieved of his command because he wouldn’t just sit idly by and watch these brave men die.
General Ham, as head of Africom, received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready.
General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was to say “screw it”, he was going to help anyhow. Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command.
Guess who President Obama has nominated to replace General Ham as Head of US Africa Command? Why, none other than General David Rodriguez, Gen. Ham’s second in command who stopped him from rescuing the besieged Americans. I guess Obama likes to repay favors done for his campaign.
General Ham was also a hero in this story who gave as much as a General can in order to protect the lives of American’s…his career and his reputation. By the time the Obama hit squad is done with him, General Ham will be made into some rogue cowboy caricature who was just looking for a fight.
President Obama disgusts me and how anyone could vote for the kind of callous and morally vacant man is beyond me. He has proven himself to have utter contempt and disdain for not only American citizens “clinging to our bibles and guns” but also to the Constitution, his duty as commander in chief and to all those who would fight to protect this country and its citizens.
For covering up a break in at the Watergate hotel, Nixon was pardoned by Ford and never faced a trial. For the death of these brave Americans and the extensive cover up that followed I would see Obama behind bars for his crimes against this country.
Charlie Woods, father of Tyrone Woods deserves justice for his son:
If in fact, those people in the White House were as courageous and had the moral strength that my son Ty had, immediately, within minutes of when they found there was a first attack they would have given permission and not denied permission for those C-130s to have gone up there. I don’t know much about weapons but it’s coming out right now that they actually had laser targets focused on the mortars that were being sent to kill my son and they refused to pull the trigger, they refused to send those C-130s.
I’m an attorney. This may not meet the legal test of murder but to me that is not only cowardice, but those people who made the decision and who knew about the decision and lied about it are murderers of my son.
Is this the kind of President you want in the White House? The kind of man who puts his own re-election ahead of the lives of Americans? Something to think about before you cast your ballot on Nov. 6th.