By now almost everyone should be aware of what happened in Benghazi, Libya Sept. 11, 2012. For those that have been living under a rock I will give a quick summation of the tragic event. On September 11, 2012, Islamic terrorists attacked the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. Four American died in the attack, US Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, with 10 others injured. No help was sent, no aid, no evacuation attempt, nothing. The people at this complex were simply left to die by the administration.
Now if that summation alone isn’t enough to bother you then let’s get into the cover-up and the lies from both the administration and the media. Approximately 10:00 pm on September 11, 2012 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issues a statement in which she references “inflammatory material posted on the internet.” Amazingly all of the official statements that Hillary Clinton made on the day of and the days following the attack have been removed from state department website state.gov, but I have included the links as evidence they did exist at one point. Click each of these links at the U.S. Department of State to see that the information has been removed:
Even MSNBC, who posted Clinton’s statement on September 12th, has removed the original post in order to protect the administration, see here:
This is the start of the lies that America was fed by Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Jay Carney and Susan Rice regarding the blaming and the events of Benghazi. This single YouTube video, that at the time of the attack virtually nobody had seen, was the basis for the administrations narrative to explain the attack as being anything other than a planned Islamic terrorist attack. The very same YouTube video narrative was also pushed forward by the unethical news media in a manner to define and justify the accusation. As I stated at the top, this is simply a short summation of the events of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya.
Now let’s get to the reality of why every American should be livid about the events of September 11, 2012.
The first reason, and one that will be very obvious to many people, is that four Americans were murdered by Islamic terrorists. One of those four, Ambassador Chris Stevens, just happened to be the only United States Ambassador killed in the line of duty in over 30 years. Prior to Ambassador Stevens’ murder was Adolph Dubs, Ambassador to Afghanistan. Adolph Dubs was killed in Kabul, 1979. Somewhat ironic is that the only United States Ambassadors killed in the last 30+ years have occurred under the two worst Presidents in the history of America, Carter and Obama.
The second reason this should really bother every American is a little more complicated and involves a bit of history. The history I am referring to is the Iran-Contra Affair, which began in 1985. The reason the Iran-Contra Affair is significant is because it is almost identical in scope and in cover-up to Benghazi, but with one important distinction: nobody was murdered in the Iran-Contra Affair.*
The only difference between Iran-Contra and Benghazi is that even three years after Benghazi no questions have been answered, no trials have been set, the hearings are done behind closed doors, the unethical news media has ignored the story for the most part, running cover whenever they can and evidence is being destroyed even as I write this.
In 1986 Iran-Contra was exposed. By August of 1987 Military aide Marine Lt. Colonel Oliver North, former CIA chief William J. Casey, National Security Advisor John Poindexter, former defense secretary Caspar Weinberger and several other government officials were publicly being investigated. The entire country watched the hearings and the news media reported on the hearings every day. In May 1989 Oliver North was convicted of obstructing Congress and unlawfully destroying documents. By April 1990, Poindexter was convicted of deceiving Congress. I can continue, but I think my point is clear. People went to prison three years after Iran-Contra was exposed, yet nobody has even been charged with jaywalking to get to their hearing concerning Benghazi.
We are supposed to live in a country of laws, of equality amongst all men. Hell, SCOTUS just made gay marriage legal in the entire country. But, is there no equality when it comes to democrats and republicans? If a republican President’s administration runs guns and then destroys government documents in an effort to cover-up the act, people go to jail. If a democrat President’s administration runs guns resulting in four dead Americans, lie about it publicly to the American people, and destroy evidence in an effort to cover-up the act, the response is ‘What difference does it make at this point!’
Nothing will happen to Susan Rice. In fact, she got rewarded for her involvement in the Benghazi cover-up less than a year after the terrorist attack to national security advisor. Nothing will happen to Jay Carney. In fact, Jay Carney was hired by Amazon as senior vice president for global corporate affairs. And last, nothing will happen to Hillary Clinton. In fact, she has a very good chance of becoming the next president. Nothing will happen to anyone involved in the Benghazi scandal or the cover-up of it. Even if by some miracle someone does get punished, Obama will pardon them at the end of his term. Yes, I know, just like Bush pardoned those involved in Iran-Contra. But that didn’t happen for years afterward, and all involved served out their punishments.
Why should Benghazi matter to every American regardless of their ideological position? Because it is reflective how the rule of law is applied in the country and how the unethical and biased news organizations are willing to cover-up for an administration instead of do their jobs properly. America has a Constitution that provides every citizen with a set of rights and laws that apply to everyone equally. Well, at least they are supposed to apply to everyone equally. In today’s America the rights and the laws provided in the Constitution are used and applied at the discretion of radical, ideological Democrats and RINOs as they see fit.
In a country where ideology and political party ties determine what morals and ethics are legal, right and fair, then every citizen is affected. This how a banana republic is run, this is how socialism and communism are run; this is not how a Constitutional republic is run. There are two sets of laws and rights, one set for the democrats and another set for everyone else. This isn’t even about the haves and the have nots, this is ideological lunacy at its finest. It should bother every American to the core of our beliefs, because tomorrow it could be you or me.
*For those who need a refresher, or are too young to remember and aren’t being taught this in schools, view this 8-video series on the Iran-Contra Affair cover-up:
Todd Steinmetz is a common sense conservative and history buff that believes America needs to return back to a small government that performs its core duties spelled out in the Constitution. He firmly believes that those who fail to learn from the lessons of the past are doomed to repeat them; history proves his belief to be true. Find Todd on Facebook.