Clinton bumps her head and I smell a rat in Benghazi

December 18th, 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton allegedly sustained a concussion last week according to the State Department. At her doctor’s recommendation she is avoiding strenuous activities… like testifying before Congress about the 9/11/12 attack on the US embassy in Benghazi, Libya.

Doctors say that Ms. Clinton became extremely dehydrated because of some virus and fainted in her home. Of course Clinton will continue to work from home, but see she’s just too weak to explain what she knew and when she knew it to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee or the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

You have to admit that this is all too similar to the timing of the resignation of David Petraeus. An affair with his biographer (who may have also been an intelligence operative) derailed his career right before he was scheduled to testify before Congress on the same Benghazi attack. Seems awfully suspicious to me.

What if this concussion wasn’t an attempt by the Universe to knock some sense in this woman, but during her years in Arkansas Ms. Clinton learned the old Southern Belle routine of fainting to avoid accountability? It’s not like a concussion leaves a lot of physical evidence. But what might they be hiding?

Check out this nasty little connection. Last Thursday UN Ambassador Susan Rice announced that she was withdrawing from consideration as the next Secretary of State. As a result, she too will not be asked to testify about her role in the Benghazi fiasco, specifically doubling down on a false explanation of the attack, telling media that the attack was in response to an anti-Islam YouTube video. Next in line to succeed Clinton as Secretary of State is Senator John Kerry who happens to be the Chairman of the very Senate Foreign Relations Committee where Clinton, Rice and Petraeus were supposed to testify. After Kerry heard about Clinton’s fall he, “insisted that given her condition, she could not and should not appear.” Seems a little incestuous, doesn’t it? Not exactly a rigorous independent investigation going on here.

According to the official story some low budget YouTube video caused a spontaneous groundswell of Muslim outrage in Libya which lead to a protest at an unsuspecting US Embassy that turned into a riot and somehow killed four Americans, including US Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Then we found out three of the Americans killed were CIA operatives, and the embassy was a “diplomatic outpost.” Then there were rumors of demands from protesters for the release of political prisoners held in the outpost. Then we found out that the attackers were not a mob of angry protesters during the day, but a small unit of armed infiltrators in the dead of night. You put these things together and it starts to look to me like we’re not talking about an embassy at all, but a secret CIA prison. But then it gets even stranger.

We know that we’re being lied to about Benghazi, but it’s the lies themselves that make this interesting. Remember that this story broke in the final weeks of the presidential race, so many of us assumed that what we were seeing was a cover up to prevent bad press from derailing Obama’s reelection. But that’s behind us now, so to have Ms. Clinton continuing the cover-up implies to me that something much more nefarious is going on. Something criminal, impeachable or maybe even treasonous.

The Obama Administration would have you believe that they were misinformed, and they believed the YouTube video story when they fed it to the American people. But sources have come forward now exposing that they knew the video outrage version of the story was bogus even as they reported it.

It’s been revealed that the Obama Administration had received intelligence warning them about the attack days before it occurred, and no effort was made to increase security. In fact, security forces put in place to protect the outpost in Benghazi were deliberately given stand down orders. Heavily-armed ground-attack aircraft were less than 45 minutes away, but were never scrambled. There were two armed aerial drones flying over the outpost at the time of the attack which transmitted live video coverage of the attack, but were never given any defensive orders. Operatives in the outpost requested backup support three times, but these requests were not only ignored, but specifically denied all three times.

We’ve seen a cover-up as intelligence officials scrubbed the term “Al-Qaeda” from all their reports to be replaced with “extremists.” Then we saw a cover-up of the cover-up as it was denied that intelligence officials made those amendments. To me that sure looks like the Administration was trying to blame their problems on the intelligence community, and the intelligence community passed the buck right back to them. Everyone wants someone else to take the fall, and wants the official story at the end to absolve them of wrongdoing, but what is the truth of the matter?

Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma said “This is gonna go down as the biggest cover-up in history. The administration deliberately covered this up and misrepresented what happened in Benghazi.” He claims that the administration “willingly mislead the American public five different times in the days after the attack.”

There are a handful of theories floating around. Originally I thought they were just covering up an epic fumble to avoid bad press before the election, but the election is over and they’re still covering up. Then I thought, maybe this is a classic chess sacrifice, where you give up pieces of lower value to gain tactical advantage on your opponent’s pieces of higher value. Like allowing an attack on Pearl Harbor to justify entering World War II, or allowing an attack on the World Trade Center to justify invading Iraq and Afghanistan. They don’t have to orchestrate an inside job. They just have to send stand down orders to their own defenses. But they didn’t invade Libya, and it doesn’t look like they’re going to. All eyes are on Syria right now. So what’s left?

What if it’s a conspiracy gone awry? A nefarious plot, probably some kind of October Surprise scheme, that didn’t go according to plan. Sure they secured the re-election, but they still might get caught in their dirty dealings, because something didn’t go according to plan. Maybe the Ambassador’s death was unexpected. Maybe it’s a Fast and Furious situation and they’ll get caught arming Al-Qaeda again. But you can bet that this is just the kind of botched plot where people start ratting out their co-conspirators eventually. We haven’t heard the last of this.

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About the Author: Davi Barker

In grade school Davi refused to recite the pledge of allegiance because he didn't understand what it meant. He was ordered to do as he was told. In college he spent hours scouring through the congressional record trying to understand this strange machine. That's where he discovered Dr. Ron Paul. In 2007 he joined the End The Fed movement and found a political home with the libertarians. The Declaration of Independence claims that the government derives its power “from the consent of the governed." He does not consent.