Friday, June 14, 2013
Obama's Emptiest Benghazi ''Talking Point'' !
On September 12, 2012, President Barack Obama vowed to ''bring to justice'' the perpetrators of the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya. On October 26, 2012, Obama said his ''biggest priority'' was bringing the ''folks'' in Libya responsible for murdering four Americans ''to justice.'' Tick, tock, tick, tock....
While White House press secretary Jay Carney sneers at the Republicans ''obsession'' with what went wrong at the besieged Libyan consulate, Obama continues to ply his emptiest talking point. On May 13th, 2013, more than eight months after the bloody disaster, Obama snippily reminded reporters that he had told them all back in September that ''we would find out what happened, we would make sure that it didn't happen again, and we would make sure that we held accountable those who had perpetrated this terrible crime.'' Woulda, coulda, shoulda. Justice delayed is justice denied. A little more ''obsession'' from this administration with hunting down the jihadist killers would be a good thing. How about a little more anger directed at the perpetrators and a little less rage aimed at the conservative press (the only ones asking the really hard questions)? Nah. Team Obama seems more singularly focused on blaming its opponents, smearing whistleblowers and deriding those who are trying to hold the president to his words, words, words.
Perhaps, with their newfound skepticism toward the lying liars of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the former lapdogs of the White House press corps will start asking questions like this: Where the hell is Abu Sufian bin Qumu? Qumu, a suspected Libyan Islamic Fighting Group militant with ties to the financiers of the 9/11/01 attacks, was held at Guantanamo Bay for six years. The Bush administration foolishly handed him over to the Gadhafi regime on the promise that he would remain imprisoned. In 201o, Qumu was granted amnesty and released. Contrary to the delusions of the International Gitmo Bleeding Hearts Fan Club, the supposedly poor and oppressed Qumu did not content himself with writing poetry or farming potatoes. A week after the 9/11/12 attack, the Ansar al-Sharia leader was named as a possible chief plotter in the deadly assault on the consulate personal, staff and private security contractors in Benghazi.
Two weeks ago, the FBI finally got around to publicizing photos and names of three of five individuals at the Benghazi murder scene who are wanted for questioning (left). Congressional and intelligence sources have said the probe has moved at a snail's pace. There been a ''near total lack of progress,'' House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said in early January. It's all par for this administration's foot-dragging course. Remember: The FBI conducted a ''drive-by'' investigation last October, flying in and out of Libya after a paltry 12 hours on the ground. What difference did the phony YouTube narrative plied by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, Hillary Clinton and President Obama make? As former deputy chief of mission, Greg Hicks testified that the damage done was ''immeasurable'' because it delayed the FBI probe. Classified documents were left unsecured at the compound. Critical time and evidence was squandered.
As Hicks explained, the YouTube fable publicly contradicted Libyan President Mohammed Magariaf, who had immediately reported after the 9/11/12 attack in Benghazi that ''this was an attack by Islamic extremists.'' The nonsense YouTube talking points Team Obama repeated ad- nauseum for 12 days ''affected cooperation with the Libyans,'' Hicks said. ''I firmly believe that the reason it took us so long to get thew FBI to Benghazi is because of those Sunday talk shows by Rice.'' Meanwhile, the Washington Free Beacon's Bill Gertz reports, Qumu's Ansar al-Sharia goons ''continue to operate freely in Benghazi'' and spread jihadist ideological crap.
Instead of keeping as many terror operatives as possible off the streets and out of commission, the Obama administration is once again stupidly vowing to shut down Guantanamo Bay (not before you gas the scum inside...I say). Attorney General Eric ''Fast and Furious'' Holder, whose former law firm Covington and Burling represented 18 Gitmo detainees demanding freedom, announced ''a renewed effort to close Guantanamo'' this week. This despite the chilling disclosure by the office of the director of national intelligence that 28% of the 599 former detainees released from Gitmo were either confirmed or suspected of later engaging in jihadist attacks. That's a ''2.9% rise over a 25% aggregate recidivism rate'' reported by the Reuters.
Closing Gitmo, I should point out, just happens to be the top policy goal of the left-wing ratbag Center of Constitutional Rights (CCR). (A high sounding name with a phony context to hide their treason.) The CCR is the U.S. group of jihadi-sympathizing white, Jewish lawyers who helped spring none other than Benghazi terror plotter Abu bin Qumu from Guantanamo. These Jewish fools forget that the vermin they free won't give a second thought to cutting their throats if they were found on a Middle Eastern street. So, social justice for Qumu and the Gitmo Goon Squad. No justice for the Benghazi Four. When it comes to Obama's vow to hold the killers accountable, there is no there there.
The Way I See It.....American investigators believe they have enough information implicating the men who led to the deadly attack in Benghazi to justify having the military seize them. However, I have learned that the Obama administration would prefer to put them on trial in a civilian court. I thought....hold on, am I reading this correctly??? President ''DroneStrike'', who's been known to liquidate people from the air in places like Pakistan with no more evidence than that their movements show the ''signature'' of a terrorist, now won't go in and grab five jihadis whom the Feds have reason to believe murdered a U.S. ambassador?
Not for a minute do I believe that Obama wants these guys tried in federal court. His whole M.O. has been to kill suspected jihadis on sight so that he doesn't have to deal with the headache of housing and trying them. If he sends in the SEALS to grab the five and they succeed, suddenly Gitmo and military tribunals and Jewish lawyers are back front and center. Of course the other reason for holding back is to make sure any unilateral kill/capture mission could fray relations with the fledgling Libyan government and cause it to collapse. In the meantime, the U.S. is keeping the suspects under electronic surveillance and seeing if it can get some local ''friendly'' militants to help apprehend them.