"The main threat to the administration’s cover-up has never been American reporters, almost all of whom are desperately trying to get Obama re-elected. Rather, the danger is that more of the cell phone pictures and movies that were taken by Libyans of events in Benghazi and, in particular, of Ambassador Stevens, inevitably will surface, and will disrupt the administration’s narrative."
The outrageous dishonesty that has become a hallmark of the Obama administration best illustrates the utter contempt Obama has for the American people. He heaps scorn on the American people and then heaps some more.
The bald-facee lies of Ambassador Susan Rice on the Sunday News shows was profound. In the face of all that we know (and there is much more to come), Rice spit in our face and said it was raining. "'Face the Nation' transcripts, September 16, 2012: Libyan Pres. Magariaf, Amb. Rice and Sen. McCain"
The assassination of a US Ambassador and his staff on September 11th had all the hallmarks of anorganized, well coordinated jihadi attack with RPGs and machine guns.
Ambassador Rice said:
Susan Rice, US Ambassador to the UN: This is not a case of protests directed at the United States writ large or at U.S. policy. This is in response to a video that is offensive.
Wallace: You don't really believe that?
Susan Rice, US Ambassador to the UN: Chris, absolutely I believe that. Because, in fact, it is the case. We had the evolution of the Arab Spring over the last many months but what sparked the recent violence was the airing on the Internet of a very hateful very offensive video that has offended many people around the world. Now, our strong view is that there is no excuse for violence. It is reprehensible and never justified. But in fact there have been those in various parts of the world who have reacted with violence. Their governments have increasingly and effectively responded and protected our facilities and condemned the violence and this outrageous response to what is an offensive video. But there is no question what we have seen in the past with things like Satanic Verses and cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad there have been such things that have sparked outrage and anger and this has been the proximate cause.
Yes, Rice, it just so happened to be 911 and it just so happened to be a US Ambassador and it just so happened to ......
Rep. Mike Rogers, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, said the evidence pointed in the other direction, citing the style and coordination of the attack.
“I think it’s too early to make that conclusion,” Rogers said on the same show. “The way that the attack took place, I have serious questions. It seemed to be a military-style, coordinated. They had indirect fire coordinated with direct fire, rocket attacks. They were able to launch two different separate attacks on locations there near the consulate and they repelled a fairly significant Libyan force that came to rescue the embassy.”
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, also cast doubt on the administration’s claim that the violence in Libya was spontaneous.
“Most people don’t bring rocket propelled grenades and heavy weapons to a demonstration,” McCain said on CBS’s Face the Nation. “That was an act of terror. And for anyone to disagree with that fundamental fact, I think really is really ignoring the facts.”
Libyan President Mohamed Magariaf on Sunday held a similar position to Rogers and McCain, saying he had “no doubt” the attack was pre-planned. “It was planned, definitely, it was planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country a few months ago, and they were planning this criminal act since their arrival,” he said on CBS’s Face the Nation.
Magariaf condemned the violence, calling the attack “ugly deeds, criminal deeds.” About 50 arrests have been made in Libya in connection to the attack, he said.
The Libyan government has previously blamed al-Qaida for the attack. The group claimed responsibility for the attack as a retaliation for one of their notorious Muslim fictions.
John Hinderacker writes: Is the Dam of Obama/Clinton Lies Beginning to Crack?
Barack Obama and his minions are so used to controlling the press that they seem to think they can get away with anything. Thus, the eruption of anti-American riots from Morocco to Pakistan, beginning on September 11, is chalked up to a spontaneous eruption of entirely understandable Muslim distress over an otherwise-unknown YouTube video. Never mind the RPGs and machine guns. And when an American ambassador is murdered and dragged through the streets of Benghazi by a howling mob, not to worry: there was no negligence in failing to provide security; the ambassador, Chris Stevens, died essentially by accident from smoke inhalation; and his body was discovered by a group of friendly Libyans who rushed him to the hospital. Sure.
The main threat to the administration’s cover-up has never been American reporters, almost all of whom are desperately trying to get Obama re-elected. Rather, the danger is that more of the cell phone pictures and movies that were taken by Libyans of events in Benghazi and, in particular, of Ambassador Stevens, inevitably will surface, and will disrupt the administration’s narrative.
That may be starting to happen. This cell phone video purports to show the moment when the Libyan mob discovers Ambassador Stevens. Is that really what it depicts? I can’t tell. The setting appears right, and Breitbart.com says the victim’s clothing matches what is seen in later photos of Ambassador Stevens. I can’t judge that. But there is a sickening credibility to the poster’s claim that what we are seeing here is Ambassador Stevens being dragged from the “safe house” that turned out to be unsafe and, as far as I can tell, undefended. Here it is; judge for yourself:
This is, I suspect, the first of many shoes that will be dropping over the coming days, to the great discomfort of the Obama administration.