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9-11 has turned into a nightmare once again. Al Qaida has chosen this day on the calendar for regular attacks on the “Great Satan”, aka the United States of America. But this year is particularly troublesome because not only did Americans die in the attacks, but this year our own government decided to lie about it.
2012 being an election year, nothing can be allowed to break the campaigning President from his re-election talking point that Al Qaida has been vanquished into the dark recesses of history. Barack Obama has spent much of the year boasting about his success in defeating Al Qaida and killing their leader, Osama Bin Laden.
If this vanquished foe can reach from their grave on the anniversary of 9-11 and kill an American Ambassador, then the campaign rhetoric about how he, Barack Obama, has kept us safe is blown to bits.
So instead of the truth, we have been spoon-fed a first-class cover-up. The first phase of the cover-up was to mislead America. Rather than call the attack terrorism, we were given a steady stream of official statements intended to make us believe the attack in Benghazi, Libya was merely a demonstration about a YouTube video gone wrong.
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Here are some examples of the Obama Administration’s cover-up lies.
Starting at the top on September 12th, Barack Obama told us this: “Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. None. The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts…No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for.”
Read Obama’s statement closely and make up your own mind. We don’t think he called the attack terrorism, but we publish the whole paragraph so you can make your own determination.
But to put his statement into context, we share some administration comments that came after the September 12th statement.
The next day, September 13th, Obama’s spokesman Jay Carney said this: “I think it’s important to note with regards to that protest that there are protests taking place in different countries across the world that are responding to the movie that has circulated on the Internet. As Secretary Clinton said today, the United States government had nothing to do with this movie. We reject its message and its contents. We find it disgusting and reprehensible.”
It isn’t the killing of our Ambassador that Carney is calling reprehensible; it is this YouTube video.
Then on September 14th, Hillary Clinton said this: “We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with.” Again, the focus is on the video.
Later that day, Carney said at a news briefing: “I have seen that report, and the story is absolutely wrong. We were not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi was planned or imminent. That report is false.”
But the most damning evidence of a cover-up is when Susan Rice, America’s Ambassador to the UN, made the rounds of the major Sunday shows saying: “Based on the best information we have to date … it began spontaneously in Benghazi as a reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in Cairo, where, of course, as you know, there was a violent protest outside of our embassy sparked by this hateful video…. We do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned.”
Only the Obama Administration saw it this way. We had more honesty from Mohamed Yusuf al-Magariaf, president of Libya’s General National Congress. He told us just the opposite on September 16th: “The way these perpetrators acted and moved, and their choosing the specific date for this so-called demonstration, this leaves us with no doubt that this was preplanned, predetermined.”
You get the picture. As late as September 25th, Barack Obama was not willing to call the Benghazi attack terrorism, pure and simple. Instead, he was still saying: “We are still doing an investigation.”
Obama definitely doesn’t want to be pinned down and is currently trying to re-write history, but we think any dispassionate review of the statements and the timeline shows that Obama and his people are engaged in a cover-up. Why? Obama is desperate to retain power and the presidency.
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