The dirty little, big secret of ‘Benghazi’

Sol W. Sanders  

With each new story, each new interview, every Congressional hearing, it becomes clear the Obama administration presented a false picture of the attack on the U.S. Consulate General in Bengazhi, Libya.

The Bozo Theory or the Conspiracy Plot explain this. The Bozo Theory writes off failures to prepare for the 9/11 anniversary as often encountered human error. The Conspiracy Plot holds there was twisted logic arising from the Obama administration’s policies.

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice. /Allison Joyce /Reuters

The two are not mutually exclusive. As the saying goes, victors write history. Looking back on the rise of an obscure young politician with virtually no life or government experience to the U.S. presidency, not once, but twice, it is easy to fall into the trap believing it was all inordinately brilliant politics. But one has only to remember former President William Jefferson Clinton and his candidate, wife Hillary, failed to have a fall-back position when they lost the first round in the 2008 Democratic primaries to Barack Hussein Obama. Thus is history rewrit.

But returning to “Bengazhi” with all it connotes, we now know repeated requests from Amb. Christopher Stevens for additional security were refused. We know additional standby military and paramilitary were not thrown into more than a seven-hour battle.

You do not have to be a military strategist – or a professional critic of the military – to hypothesize that F-16s, armed drones, Special Forces teams might have been successful or unsuccessful, whether requested or not requested. The very fact four incredibly brave, honorable and dedicated men could hold off heavily armed attackers until they were killed speaks volumes.

Ultimately this dictates an examination of the Obama administration propagandists. From the initial reporting, the White House and its minions falsified the tragedy’s origins contrary to what we now know – and we now have every reason to believe they knew – from the outset.

Amb. to the UN Susan Rice, who as the President said was not a a part of “Benghazi”, went on TV five days later to give the Administration’s spin.

Unfortunately the President of the United States himself speaking to the UN itself perpetuated the legend the murder of the first American ambassador in three decades and his three principal defenders was an outburst of “spontaneous” anti-Americanism engendered by an obscure and dated video on Islam.

The same pretext was used to ignite attacks on U.S. diplomats throughout the Muslim world, including Cajro next door. But there was just one problem: there had been no Benghazi demonstration. And “ordinary” rioters do not – even in a chaotic post-revolutionary country like Libya with weapons floating everywhere – approach U.S. diplomatic installations with heavy weapons.

So we return to the question of why? – the Bozo Syndrome or the Conspiracy Plot – or both. There is a rather simple explanation, one the administration choses to hide and the other Old Goat Sydrome, the titillating sexual peccadilloes of one of our major military and intelligence figures, camouflage.

“Benghazi” on the eve of the American presidential elections, gave the lie to all the claims of the Obama administration for success of its foreign policy, especially in the Mideast:

__ “Leading from behind” brought down Gadhafi but had not stabilized Libya.

__ “Outreach” to the mullahs in Tehran brought closer Islamic fanatics controlling a nuclear weapon.

__ Preposterous interpretations of Islamic history, formulated by such amateurs in the region as National Security Adviser Thomas E. Donilon, had not contributed to more understanding between Washington and its Mideast audience.

__ The Arab Spring enthusiastically supported by Washington was not a ”democratic” movement but a victory for Islamicist obscurantism in half a dozen countries.

__ Settlement of the Israeli-Arab dispute nor Israeli “settlements” were not the key to unlocking all Mideast’s problem.

__ Mr. Obama’s cut-and-run Iraq policy, after 4,000-plus U.S. deaths there, has resulted in a catastrophic decline in U.S. influence in Baghdad as Iran’s mullahs moved in.

__ Finally and decisively, bin Laden may be dead but Al Qaida was still very much alive in a half dozen other countries ready to strike Americans.

“Benghazi”was proof of all this. On the eve of a highly contested “election campaign in which foreign policy was supposed to be the incumbent’s strong suit, it led to an outrageous cover up in which it would be exceedingly hard to disprove the President’s direct participation.