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Secrets and Coverups At The Top Filter Through The Whole of Government by The Elephant's Child
May 21, 2015, 7:02 pm
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Judicial Watch announced on May 18, 2015 that it had obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified “Secret” documents from the Department of Defense and the Department of State revealing that the June 18, 2012 attack on the  U.S. consulate in Benghazi was committed by al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood linked “Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman (BCOAR) and had been planned at least 10 days in advance.

Rahman is perhaps better known in this country as the “Blind Sheikh” who is serving life in prison for his involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and other terrorist attacks. The documents also confirm that the U.S. government was aware of arms shipments from Benghazi to Syria. Also included in the documents was an August 2012 analysis warning of the rise of ISIS and the predicted failure of the Obama policy of regime change in Syria.

The documents were released in response to a court order in accordance with a May 15, 2014 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit. A DOD document from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) dated the day after the Benghazi attack, detailed that the attack had been carefully planned by the BOCAR terrorist group to kill as many Americans as possible. Notice the gaps in time between the attack, and finally — the release of documents. Hillary’s emails have not been released.

If the American people had known that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other administration officials were lying to them, that the attack was an al Qaeda terrorist attack from the start, and covered this fact up? That they continued to support the Muslim Brotherhood even though they knew it was involved in the attack, and knew about the transfer of arms from Benghazi to Syrian jihadists. And the filmmaker of the “Innocence of Muslims” video (that nobody ever saw) that they blamed the whole thing on and sent Nakoula Nakoula off to jail? And the administration knew three months before the Nov. 2012 election of ISIS plans to establish a caliphate in Iraq.

Had it not been for the lies and coverup, the  election might have turned out differently.Yes, Benghazi was three years ago. Past history. But when the example set at the top is that the right politics trumps releasing embarrassing information, and releasing embarrassing emails can be delayed and stalled, you get things like a Veterans Administration failure to fix their problems and  vets dying without care. You get a government being run on executive orders, and laws and Constitution ignored. And Secretaries of State who keep their official business on a private home server, available to hackers everywhere.

It’s hard enough for Inspectors general to police their departments. When the example at the top is corrupt, it becomes a free-for-all.

CORRECTION: Dumb mistake. I looked up the date and must have copied the wrong thing. I knew it was on 9/11, but forgot the year. Correct date of attack: September 11-12, 2012. My bad.

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When the foundation is fundamentally flawed, it never matters what you try to put on it; it will always be flawed. Nothing you put on it will everwork like you want it to, and it can never last.

This is an administration that ran on empty promises and vague platitudes, headed up by a man so convinced of his own greatness that he never felt the need to prove himself (it was always our responsibility to know that he was right; if we didn’t acknowledge it, that was our problem, not his).

The prevailing and pervasive attitude throughout the whole of this administration is that Obama cannot be wrong. Any errors are someone else’s fault. All of the issues facing this administration are subjected to a “my way or the highway” style of management that leaves no room for compromise.

Ultimately, everything that Obama is doing will fall apart (the idea that he has planned all of this may have some merit, but his execution of those plans has been inept and amateurish). Rather than simply doing the job he was hired to do, he decided that he would be “transformational”. Honesty was never an important consideration; he never would have been elected had he been honest.

No one sets out to be mediocre. No one really plans to be average. Everyone wants to have an impact, to change the world. And if you have the talent and the ability and the skills and a bit of luck, you can make it happen. Unfortunately for us and the world, Obama has only demonstrated that he has luck.

Prediction: very, very little of Obama’s accomplishments will survive beyond his time in office. The damage, certainly, will be around for a while, but the rest will be simply a bad memory within four years (despite the attempts by Obama and the Dems to make things permanent). Executive orders will be overturned, bad legislation will be replaced. In the end, Obama’s legacy will not be a law or a treaty. It will be a legacy of incompetence and dishonesty, no matter how much he tries to paper it over.


Comment by Lon Mead

Yes, yes I agree completely. But you have been around official Washington — apparently the heads of all of our services are falling into line to protect us from the horrors of global warming while ISIS continues to successfully establish their caliphate. At least they are taking enough territory that taking it back would be an increasingly difficult task. New test planes are flying on biofuel. I gather no one has the courage to tell the president that he doesn’t have any clothes on. Or have officers who don’t think correctly all been politely separated?

I’m coming to the conclusion that Leftists just don’t understand either intended or unintended consequences or incentives. They get it wrong every time. His efforts will not only have to be replaced, but most are going to collapse of their own internal flaws. He thought he could just hire czars to cover the areas that he didn’t know much about, but he’s not any better at picking advisors than he is at all the other stuff. Then he isolates himself from anyone who is not fully supportive. Ben Rhodes?


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