CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 2, 2015 – The shots now being taken at Hillary Clinton are coming from everywhere. It’s so bad that it’s beginning to look like a circular firing squad.
Not a problem for Mrs. C., however. The old saying goes, “No one is above the law,” but what that really means is, “No one is above the law — except….”
The email trail keeps growing like gingerbread crumbs in the forest, but Hillary appears to remain immune.
Among the latest revelations comes from the Federalist, which says the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, Libya, begged Clinton’s State Department to stop their claims regarding a YouTube video as the cause of the Benghazi attack on Sept. 11, 2012.
In true Hillary Clinton-ese, the secretary of state demonstrated her caring and compassion for the diplomats who lost their lives in Libya by saying, “Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.”
What Ms. Clinton should have said, to be consistent with her boss in the White House, is that “the United States deplored any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others…UNLESS they are a Christians.”
Clinton followed up her comments a few days later in front of the families of the slain Americans when she said, “This has been a difficult week for the State Department and for our country. We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with. It is hard for the American people to make sense of that because it is senseless, and it is totally unacceptable.”
In other words, forget about the men who lost their lives, we, the people, are supposed to feel compassion for those in the State Department who had such a “difficult time” in dealing with the situation.
Not that any of this is new, of course. Simply that it is just now being verified. Even so, it will matter little and nothing will come from it. After all, it is the new “American way.” The more dastardly your deeds, the better chance you have for success down the road.
Though the spin in Washington was causing problems in Libya, the Obama administration stuck with its “video” strategy. Barack was running for re-election, and Benghazi crisis was just too close to the election to tell the truth.
A newly released email from Libya states that the video was “not as explosive here as it appears to be in other countries in the region.”
According to the email from an official at the scene: “Colleagues…our view at Embassy Tripoli that we must be cautious in our local messaging with regard to the inflammatory film trailer, adapting it to Libyan conditions. Our monitoring of the Libyan media and conversations with Libyans suggest that the films (sic) not as explosive of an issue here as it appears to be in other countries in the region. The overwhelming majority of the FB comments and tweets we’ve received from Libyans since the Ambassador’s death have expressed deep sympathy, sorrow, and regret.
“Relatively few have even mentioned the inflammatory video. And it is becoming increasingly clear that the series of events in Benghazi was much more terrorist attack than a protest which escalated into violence.”
The point, which the media continues to obfuscate, is that most Americans would not have blamed the president or his secretary of state for the attack in Benghazi. What IS troubling is the efforts to cover it up and make us believe something totally false.
There is even a transcript of a phone call confirming that terrorists were responsible and Clinton told the Egyptian prime minister the video “had nothing to do with it.”
Meanwhile, other evidence from other sources about other aspects of the incident continues to mount, but thus far at least, Clinton appears to be dodging the firestorm.
What seems more important is to perpetuate the mantra of “taxing the rich” and “fighting for the American people” while the willing accomplices in the press hammer away at Republican candidates intent on addressing the real issues that plague our nation.
Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award-winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe.
Taylor is founder of the Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)
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