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How Hillary avoided blame for Benghazi BEFORE they lied about it

 

This article has helped me to finally understand how Hillary got away with her botched mission in Libya, and why none of the cables from there regarding security reached her desk. All along, after Gaddafi was overthrown, she planned on forgetting about Libya because she knew there was nothing more she could do there. She also likely knew the situation would devolve into chaos and that radical islamists would take over, which they did.  At the very least she feared that would happen and knew it was a possibility.

She wanted credit for the overthrow but none of the blame for the disaster that followed. So she probably sent out a directive to all her staff at the state dept telling them to handle security decisions and to make those decisions on their own, without her knowledge, and not to pass any cables from Chris Stevens and others in Benghazi on to her.

That way she would have plausible deniability when questioned about all of it later on when she ran for president. She could wash her hands of it and say her underlings and security professionals at the state dept made all the decisions, she was busy with other things, even though Libya was a very important country and needed extra attention during that time.

Hillary probably thought about all the scenarios in advance: if she took responsibility and got personally involved in decision making in Libya post-Gaddafi, she’d take the blame when it inevitably got worse. If she allowed the cables from Benghazi to reach her desk, she would either a)have to deny the requests for more security, which would show incompetence or indifference, or b)grant the requests, which would make the news and change the narrative from the Obama administration that they were killing terrorists and winning the war on terror. It would prove that the opposite was true, especially in Libya, and that that country was a perfect example of the failure of the Obama and Hillary Middle East policy and their entire approach to the Muslim world.

So she decided to avoid all responsibility and make sure all her staffers knew to leave her out of those decisions, and to not even inform her of what was going on in Libya. She helped overthrow Gaddafi, and in fact pushed for that effort, so in her eyes her work there was done, it was up to the Libyan people to establish a democracy, everyone else, including Stevens and the special forces fighting to regain control of Libya, be damned.

 

This all occurred before the attacks took place.  But as we know, after it all went down, Hillary and Obama met and came up with a false narrative that they would use to spin the tragedy to the press.  Well, we now have more proof of their cover-up and that they knew the truth before they decided to lie about it.

To me this is another smoking gun, even if the media refuses to cover it that way.

“The House Benghazi Committee released a new email Saturday that a Tripoli embassy official sent to Clinton’s underlings in Washington, D.C., on September 14, 2012, two days before Susan Rice appeared on Sunday talk shows to use the administration’s “video” talking point.”

 

“The official added:

“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. They have expressed anger at the attackers, and emphasized that this attack does not represent Libyans or Islam. Relatively few have even mentioned the inflammatory video. So if we post messaging about the video specifically, we may draw unwanted attention to it.”

““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 official continued. “It is our opinion that in our messaging, we want to distinguish, not conflate, the events in other countries with this well-planned attack by militant extremists. I have discussed this with [redacted] and he shares PAS’s view.”
As it turns out, this is EXACTLY what Hillary and the Obama admin did. And since we now know that they knew all of this info the embassy in Tripoli was sending them, it’s clear that they intentionally conflated the regional protests with the pre-planned terrorist attack in Benghazi.

They knew the American people weren’t paying attention to the growing conflict and tensions in the region and would therefore not be able to differentiate between the protests in other countries, and the terrorist attack in Benghazi. At least not the low-info voters who hadn’t made up their minds going into the 2012 election.

They could also use this later as an excuse for their cover up. They could claim that it was all just the fog of war and that it was easy to confuse what happened in Benghazi with what was happening everyone else in the region. The problem is these emails completely destroy that narrative.

I guess they hoped there would never be a congressional investigation into this, or that Hillary’s emails would never see the light of day. That was the purpose of the ARB, to shield Hillary and to whitewash the coverup. That’s why they never even interviewed her, that way she could keep her emails, and the truth, hidden.

Good thing Boehner finally did something right and allowed the GOP to start a select committee on Benghazi headed up by [mc_name name=’Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’G000566′ ], which eventually found out about Hillary’s private server, and eventually uncovered these emails, which we’re now just finding out about over 3 years after everything went down in Libya.

I think the other part of the Obama and Hillary strategy to sweep this under the rug and avoid the consequences of their mistakes and lies was that even if the truth did come out at some point, they would stonewall and avoid testifying and releasing documents as long as possible, so that by the time everything was released and Hillary testified, the american people would have long forgotten what actually happened in Benghazi and the average voter just wouldn’t care anymore. And the press certainly wouldn’t. They’d wanna move on, and by now they could claim it’s old new and just the republicans trying to use a tragedy to score political points.

Unfortunately, the lying and stonewalling seemed to have worked for Hillary, but only because the media was out to defend her from the start, and wasn’t interested in getting to the truth. If this had happened under a republican admin, they would be on the case 24/7 until someone took the fall and the admin admitted they made mistakes.

So Hillary got away with lying about Benghazi. The only way she can still be held accountable for those lies to some extent is if the gop and the gop nominee decide to make it a major issue of the 2016 presidential election, and if the nominee effectively prosecutes her for it in the debates. I can only hope the eventual nominee learned the lesson from Romney’s failure to do that with Obama in 2012, and will come prepared with all the facts and an effective argument against Hillary, because the facts will be on his side, he just has to convince the american people of that.