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Obama’s ‘Biggest Lie of All’

May 10, 2013 by  

Obama’s ‘Biggest Lie of All’
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Benghazi, Libya, may be HIllary Clinton's undoing.

Will we ever get all of the truth about the false explanations and misdirection from the Administration of President Barack Obama after the terrorist assaults on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11?

Probably not. But we’ve gotten a lot closer in the past few days, thanks to three courageous State Department employees who refused to be part of a cover-up and a House committee that dug long and hard to get more of the truth.

It’s too soon to know what all of the consequences of Wednesday’s hearings by the House Oversight and Government Reform committee will be. One popular White House critic was probably way too optimistic when he predicted that the revelations could bring down Obama’s Presidency.

But on the bright side, I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that this story could end any hopes Hillary Clinton had of being elected President in 2016. More on this in a moment.

Whatever happens next, it is now indisputably clear that the murder of Ambassador Chris Stephens and three other Americans was planned by an al-Qaida affiliate in Libya. The CIA knew it — and told Washington. Our staff in Libya knew it — and told their superiors. Top Libyan officials knew it — and repeatedly said so.

So why was any reference to terrorism or al-Qaida carefully and deliberately removed from the “talking points” handed to our U.N. Ambassador, Susan Rice, before she made the rounds of the TV talk shows the Sunday following the attacks?

About that, we can only speculate. Because no one in authority in Obama’s White House and what was Clinton’s State Department  will fess up.

Are you really surprised?

It was deeply moving to listen to the three State Department veterans who had the guts to come forward and testify on Wednesday. I was especially impressed by Gregory Hicks, the former deputy chief of mission/charge d’affairs in Libya. He was in Tripoli, a two-hour flight from Benghazi, when Stevens called to tell him, “Greg, we’re under attack.”

Hicks told the committee that none of his efforts to get military assistance for the beleaguered Americans in Benghazi was successful. He revealed that a Special Operations team in Tripoli was ordered to “stand down” and not fly to Benghazi. The officer in charge of the team told Hicks, “I have never been so embarrassed in my life that a State Department officer has bigger balls than somebody in the military.”

Hicks said he was absolutely “dumbfounded” when he heard that an obscure anti-Islamic video was being blamed for turning a group of demonstrators into a murderous mob. “I was stunned. My jaw dropped, and I was embarrassed,” Hicks told the committee. He knew it wasn’t true. But that was the Administration’s story; and, by golly, they were going to stick with it.

Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, no doubt engaged in a bit of hyperbole when he told Sean Hannity before the hearings began that his committee would force the Administration to come clean about “the biggest lie of all.” Issa said:

The Administration has made a claim that for classified reasons they changed the story. We believe right now that may be the biggest lie of all, and we intend on making the president come clean as to, quote, ‘what the classified reasons are that would justify lying to the American people.’

Gripping as the day-long hearings were, of course they didn’t force Obama or anyone in his Administration to “come clean” about the attempted cover-up. That was too much to hope for.

Still, at least one prominent critic believes that the Administration’s deceit about Benghazi could spell the end of Obama’s Presidency.

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee didn’t mince words on his radio show earlier this week. “When a president lies to the American people and is part of a cover-up,” the one-time Republican Presidential candidate declared, “he cannot continue to govern.”

Did Huckabee really mean to suggest that Obama could be impeached over the attacks that led to the deaths of Stephens and three other Americans? It sure sounded like it. How else could you interpret comments like these: “As the facts come out, I think we’re going to see something startling. And before it’s over, I don’t think this president will finish his term unless somehow they can delay it in Congress past the next 3 ½ years.”

Huckabee is probably overstating the case. It’s certainly true that seemingly minor incidents can have enormous consequences. Who could have imagined at the time that an amateurish burglary of a Democratic Party office in the Watergate complex in Washington would ultimately force Richard Nixon to resign his Presidency? Or that a sexual escapade with an intern would lead to Bill Clinton’s impeachment?

Huckabee is not alone in warning how serious the consequences of Benghazi could be. John Bolton, our ambassador to the United Nations under George W. Bush, said that the growing scandal could lead to the “unraveling” of the Obama Administration. “This could be a hinge point for the Obama Administration,” Bolton declared. “It’s that serious for them.”

We’ll see.

While it’s too soon to declare that our lame-duck President is a dead duck politically, I think it’s very likely that the hearings and the attendant publicity may have had a major unintended consequence. They may have saved us from a Clinton Presidency in 2016.

Remember when Clinton was finally well enough to testify about the assault this past January? She lost her cool (or at least pretended to do so) during her interrogation by a Senate committee. She was almost yelling when she lashed out at Senator Roy Johnson (R-Wis.), saying, “With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night decided to go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?”

Actually, Madame Secretary, you knew very well that the murders occurred, not because of a protest that got out of hand or because some “guys out for a walk one night decided to go kill some Americans.” The assault on our consulate was planned by an al-Qaida affiliate to coincide with the anniversary of 9/11 — and there were plenty of people who knew it.

We still don’t have “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth” about the events in Benghazi on Sept. 11, or about the lies and obfuscations that that started in Washington, D.C., almost immediately thereafter.

But we do know that Clinton was part of the effort to stonewall us. And I think enough voters will remember this in 2016 to deny her what she wants more than anything else: the keys to the White House.

Let’s make sure we do our part to see that they do.

Until next time, keep some powder dry.

–Chip Wood

Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of PersonalLiberty.com. He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

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  • Jeff Noncent

    Well what do we expect about the Obama administration not only he lies he is a murderer himself he should be court and hand cuffs and be in jail

    • Ron r

      Well you poor thang. Obama hurt your feelings????? Take a Bush/Cheney pill and you will be ok. They murdered a lot more Americans .

  • stevech@me.com

    I’m sorry, but I didn’t hear any revelations from the hearings. I did hear confirmation of the truth that was out there from the beginning of the reports of the incident. What I can’t understand is the attitude that it wasn’t Truth until stated before Congress; or that Obama’s lies won’t be Lies until he admits them!

  • http://corkey.wordpress.com/ corkey

    Kinda scary when The Huckster and Bonkers Bolton are acting as the “faces” to the “heel” Hillary? I don’t trust any of them.

  • donna

    One of the worst things that came out of the hearing was that Mr. Hicks was demoted because he came clean and questioned the talking points if Susan Rice. Retaliation for his honesty. Very difficult to swallow.

  • Lynn

    Conspiracy theory maybe…or maybe not. Hicks testified the Ambassador was sent back
    To Bengazi by Hillary’s orders. Is it possible the Ambassador knew too much about Obamas guns for campaign contributions and was a liability? I believe this type of coverup goes deeper than simply hiding Al Quida ties.

  • Marty

    I think in all fairness to the immediate families of ambassador Stevens and the other Americans killed their loved ones should be the ones asking the questions! Let them look them in the eye and see their faces and give the answers directly to them.

    • Brent black

      Hillary clinton already did that to the father of one of the guys who died. She stood there and looked him in the eye and said “we are going to make sure the person who made that video goes to jail” -and when she said it, she knew damn well the video had nothing whatsoever to do with it. Thats the kind of cold blooded lier she is. I heard that father tell that story with my own ears, so it wasnt just a rumor. We wont even bother bringing up the fact that the guy who made the video has every right to say whatever he wants on a video if this is still america-and our secretary of state doesnt care one bit about the bill of rights unless it is allowing her to spout some pathetic left wing bull.

      • Jenell Stricker

        Hillary is a bigger liar than even her husband! I did not have sex with that woman!

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  • Jim Ommert

    Great read. Someone has said that what was done in Benghazi was tantamount to standing by and watching a small child drowned while she screamed for help, doing nothing, then saying, “Well, I could’nt have made it to her in time anyway.” Or, “Gee, if I dove in, I might hit something in the water and drowned myself, so…better if I just don’t attempt it anyway.”

  • .John M.Tennyson, Ph.D.

    I strongly recommend that the President be impeached. Further, any person
    even remotely involved should be tried for murder or as accessories to murder and if convicted given then the maximum sentence without parole.

  • Forest Mapes

    Impeach now

  • http://hotmail Neldakaykern

    In my lifetime never thought that I would live to see so many people be completly un patriotic! I love my God
    My flag my Great Nation! What a statement our nations
    Citizens are making with there actions in regard to the
    Way our country is being run is completly unacceptable!
    In memory of all of our forefathers that gave there all that
    We might live in a free nation with In God we Trust being
    Taken off currency and everyway the commines mar
    xiist
    Islams muslims being given a open door to tear the nation
    Down what a joke!! I do not condon giving anyone the rightt
    To monkey with the bill of rights — our constitutation is put there to protect us we guard it with everything we have at hand!!! Tell these no good politicians that we elected
    To do the job they were elected to do or get the hell out !!
    We elected them they work for we the people!! Balance the budget or you do not get anorher pay check until you do
    From the top to the bottom no more printing spending
    Borrowing .until they balance it. And everyone thinks
    China is the ones that holds the largest IOUS for our
    Nation come to find out it is our own federal government
    It is called power and control at its best!!! How best to control from the inside out!! These treasonist bastards should be dealt with and prosecuted to the full extent of the law we have laws ws in place if only we would enforce them! Not one of our
    Patriots should die in vain!! NEVER DO WE LEAVE OUR SOLDERS IN HARMS WAY NOT ACCEPTABLE THESE MEN SHOULD NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN IMPEACH THE DICTATOR AND DEAL WITH EACH AND EVERYONE THAT HAD ” anything to do with the cover-up!! God save our Great Nation!!!!!

    • Ron r

      I strongly recommend that the idiot who wrote this article and the idiots who follow him be tried for treason. I offten wonder why most if not all the authors who write so called Infromative articles on this site have never attempted to defend this country in uniform yet rally around the flag I and many others have fought for only to advance a political point. Yes this is your right under the constitution ,as it is my right to disagree with your far reich wing poi t of view. So while we continue to argue the right or wrong of your article. You Mr.Wood will continue to pretend you speak for the common American or the common soldier all the whip linning your pockets. You are the type who not so long ago thought only losers joined the military. Just like that draft dodging Dick Cheney. You sir are UN-American .

    • Jenell Stricker

      Here, here, you speak the truth!

  • Warren Winburn

    @Ron r , as it is your right to disagree it is NOT a right but social etiquette that when you are posting something politically or just about anything at all, it should probably be spelled correctly. Also, why would you come on a right wing news website if you are just going to criticize it? Seems a bit ignorant…

    • Ron r

      Pardon me and my blackberry for the misspelling. As for being on this site, I can only say ignorence loves company, and idiots like you who love to spell check are a commodity.

  • Garry Harville

    I really can not begin comprehend why Obama wouldn’t be impeached for the treason, lies and cover-up of the Benghazi attack. He is The Commander in Chief and President of the United States of America. He is ultimately responsible and accountable for the conduct and behavior of all appointed officials as well as ensuring the safety of our officials lives and welfare abroad. Especially since the events of 9/11. Do we really need anymore evidence that he was aware of the Bengazhi attack and did NOTHING but lie afterward? And why is our Senate and Congress still afraid of doing theirs jobs and reminding Obama that he is responsible for this debacle and hold him accountable? Nixons Watergate and Clinton’s indescresations and lies pale in comparison to Banghazi. I just don’t understand how Obama can be allowed to govern our Nation or hold the office of President and Commander in Chief. If Obama had any character or integrity, whatsoever, he would accept responsibility for the lives of our American who died due to his negligence and failure to DO HIS JOB or to honor his oath of office. He, and his administration, DID NOTHING EXCEPT LIE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. If our President lies to the people that he is sworn to PROTECT AND SERVE, how can he be trusted? He can’t be. Therefore he is unfit to hold the office of President of The United States of America. PERIOD.

  • http://Yahoo James Duncan

    What goes around comes around! 👍👍

  • Randy Sintzenich

    Maybe we should consider calling for the indictment of Obama and Clinton as “accessories before the fact”. Intentional and knowing failure to provide adequate safeguards for those diplomats in Benghazi is more than sufficient evidence to hold them criminally liabil.

  • Ron r

    Again there is no story here.

  • Tom Scott

    None in this most corrupt administration can ” come clean” They are altogether filthy , rotten, stinking garbage. They must stand before the Constitutional Tribunal and be punished for crimes against our nation.

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