John R. Houk
© September 7, 2014
Fox News ran a special hosted by Bret Baier Friday night (9/5/14) called “13 Hours at Benghazi”. Just like it sounds the news special focuses on Benghazi but with the info from a group of Whistleblowers who were tasked to rescue the Benghazi State Department Mission or Consulate or whatever its official status was. The Fox News special repeated at least twice on Saturday and I believe it will repeat twice today on Sunday.
“13 Hours at Benghazi” is based on a book of the same title by the Whistleblowers that refute the official State Department, CIA and Defense Department stipulation that no rescue assets were available to deliver the embattled Ambassador Stevens and the other three that went on their own volition to make a difference but were killed for their efforts by the Islamic terrorists that attacked the Consulate on another anniversary of 9/11 but in this case the year was 2012.
Now I saw on Fox News a State Department spokesperson reassert the official government line that there was no stand down order as the Whistleblowers claim. I got to tell you though, the Obama Administration has been obfuscating and caught lying in so many other scandals that I lean toward believing the Whistleblowers more than any denials that comes from ANYONE under the authority of the Obama Administration.
I found the entire Fox News special “13 Hours at Benghazi” on Youtube, but it is in five parts. Below is the first of those videos which will be followed by links to other the four parts.
Posted by Mass Tea Party
Published on Sep 5, 2014
I read a Facebook post on Justin Smith’s page goes over something he wrote on December 12, 2012 entitled “The Benghazi Betrayal”. Then he finishes with a Fox News promo video of the special entitled “13 Hours at Benghazi”. The Facebook post is an excerpt of that post which Justin links to the Counterjihad Report version of that title. Justin must feel that 13 Hours at Benghazi (NY Times book review) validated his analysis that Obama lied about Benghazigate.
Here is an excerpt of “The Benghazi Betrayal” that Justin had me post on my blog beginning with the paragraph that starts with “Obama lied to America. He did not issue any orders to …”
Obama lied to America. He did not issue any orders to the CIA, our Armed Forces and the State Department to "secure our personnel" and "do whatever we need to do," because if he had, it would have been done. Surely Panetta would have followed such an order from the President. And we also know that the CIA did not unilaterally decide to abandon Ambassador Stevens and the eight others with him; a CIA spokesman stated on October 27, "No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate."
As the evidence and the truth of events surrounding the Benghazi attacks unfolded, it became quite obvious that not only had Obama advanced a lie regarding a "spontaneous protest", but he had also politicized the CIA's response and enlisted CIA Director David Petraeus, National Intelligence Director James Clapper, UN Ambassador Susan Rice and many lesser officials, such as under-Secretary of State Charlene Lamb, in order to propagate the notion that 'Innocence of Muslims', an anti-Islam film, was the root cause of these attacks on the U.S. Consulate and the CIA Annex. Claire Lopez, a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy, gives credible supporting facts that show the Obama administration intended to advance an Islamic agenda it had already endorsed, which centers on the implementation of the UN Resolution 16/18; this "resolution" was constructed by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in order to criminalize the criticism of Islam in U.S. law and legal systems globally.
Prior to Muammar Gaddhafi's ouster, many of us tried to warn the Obama administration that Gaddhafi was neutralizing the Islamic Maghreb, Al Qaeda, Ansar al-Shariah and other islamofascist terrorist groups in the region. Now Libya's Transitional Council relies heavily on these same groups for security, even though many Libyans rallied against Ansar al-Shariah after Ambassador Stevens' murder. The 17th of February militia that was guarding the U.S. Consulate is a splinter group of Ansar al-Shariah, which has ties to Al Qaeda.
Recently on December 6th, the New York Times finally reported some old news presented earlier in October 2012 by former CIA agent Claire Lopez. Ms Lopez's account incredibly details the manner in which Obama released a known terrorist with close ties to Al Qaeda in Iraq, Abdul Hakin Belhaj, from U.S. custody at Guantanamo Bay. Belhaj entered Libya with Obama's blessings and soon became the leader of Libyan rebel forces fighting Gaddhafi; the NYT's piece shows that the U.S. furnished money and weapons through Qatar to support Libya's rebel forces, and the Qataris subsequently provided training, money and weapons to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group controlled by Abdul Hakim Belhaj. Many other jihadist groups received the same assistance.
Time and again, the world has witnessed Obama work with Al Qaeda linked militias and jihadists to overthrow Gaddhafi in Libya and now Assad in Syria, along with throwing Mubarak to the merciless wolves of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. And now, Americans see Obama's policies backing Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood and the islamofascist jihadists across the Middle East who have pledged to implement Sharia law and reconstruct the Islamic Caliphate, due to large scale infiltration by Islamists/ Muslim Brotherhood operatives throughout every level of the U.S. government. Obama has accepted the "Muslim victimization" theories presented by the same islamofascists the U.S. has fought for decades.
Many Republicans, such as Senators Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Kelly Ayotte are incensed and alarmed by Obama's handling of the actual attack on the U.S. Consulate at Benghazi, and they are outraged by the Obama administration's outright lies in the aftermath of Benghazi. But not nearly enough on either side of the aisle in Congress or the Senate are willing to confront Obama on this issue in the most serious manner, yet.
Millions of Americans believe, just as retired Gen W.G. "Jerry" Boykin, retired Gen Paul Vallely and retired Gen Joe Stringham, that President Barack Obama meets the standards for impeachment for multiple reasons, especially those correlating to the Obama administration's actions in Benghazi that constitute high crimes and misdemeanors, and many of us across the nation are calling for an independent investigation led by men and women of proven integrity, reputation for fairness and expertise in foreign affairs and national security protocols. And while impeachment proceedings may fail, since the Democrats hold a majority in the Senate, the Republicans must leave the coward's path even if only for a symbolic act of courage, because Obama's actions as a failed Commander-In-Chief led to a tragedy that by all indication was avoidable; as Obama fretted over his reelection and "the short term payoff exacting retribution on Al Qaeda", four families were burying their loved ones and still Obama lied. There should be no indecision or hesitation whatsoever... the murders of Ambassador Stevens, FSO Sean Smith, CIA contractors and ex-Navy SEALs Glenn Dogherty (sic) and Tyrone Woods... the murders of these four brave Americans demands retaliation, retribution and a full account of the events prior to and after their deaths. Obama and his staff must be held responsible for their high crimes as Commander-In-Chief and accomplices, because all combined evidence makes it apparent that Obama, Biden, Panetta and Clinton allowed the U.S. Consulate at Benghazi to go down! (The Benghazi Betrayal; By Justin O. Smith; SlantRight 2.0; 9/13/14)