The stench of “Benghazi”


Despite superficial controversy either purposely manufactured by the Obama Administration to cover its tracks or simply the product of a kept main stream media, fundamental issues associated with the assassination of four Americans hovers ghostlike over the political scene..

Neither Gen. David Petraeus’ sexual peccadilloes – and,.apparently, other high level commanders — which the main stream media has slobbered over, nor the question of truth-telling by our ambassador to the United Nations, ultimately obviates necessity for getting at the events at Benghazi. Beyond the personal tragedies are questions requiring scrutinyof important national interest. They are far more important than simply the deaths of loyal and courageous Americans defending U.S. territory however much that issue, in itself, should have demanded a complete public inquiry.

A failure to defend U.S. interests represents a collapse of American foreign policy and military strategy in the face of the continuing threat of Islamic terrorism. Benghazi proved Obama campaign assurances Islamic terrorism had been defanged with the death of Osma Ben Ladin was bogus. In fact, while of a different nature, the threat may be more virulent than ever spread to a half dozen new “Afghanistans”.

Ultimately, there are three fundamental questions a confused and malingering Obama Administration has not answered:

1] Why was there no anticipation and adequate preparation for the obvious threat posed by the advent of the anniversary of 9/11? That neglect in Libya, of course, was despite repeated calls by Amb. Christopher Stevens for additional security in a chaotic scene of radical Muslim activity where there had been earlier attacks on the U.S., the British and other foreign diplomats.

2] Once the eight-hour battle was joined over control of the U.S. Consulate-General and a second CIA installation, why was additional aid not sent the defenders? That is a question dramatically posed by an initial rescue of some 30 survivors shipped off to military hospitals in Germany where ever since they seem to have been kept in, pardon the expression, purdah.

3] Did, as he has aid he had, the President order everything done to save the lives of Americans who put themselves in harm’s way in pursuit of U.S. strategic interests in eastern Libya? If so, was there a failure of the U.S. military to respond – if true, dangerous and significant given our continuing war in Afghanistan and constant threats to American security around the world? That is, is the argument being implicitly made the American military has been eroded with two inconclusive wars over more than a decade? Or, alterna5tively but equally critical, was there a failure in the command structure – at the Africommand, the Pentagon, or, indeed, at the level of the Commander-in-chief? The hinted at excuse no aid effort could have been successful is not acceptable. Since when have Americans under fire been abandoned even when the possibilities of rescue were slim!

4] Why, as again promised by the President, have there been no results – or , indeed, one what has been the effort – to apprehend and punish those involved in the attack? This is not a question of revenge, or even retribution, but part of any program by Washington to ward off such attacks in the future by ensuring those who perpetrate them will pay. This question again is dramatized by continuing reports individuals associated with the attack have been sighted moving freely in the area.

The proposal for an investigation by the State Department is not adequate. Obviously, such an investigation cannot be carried out independently under the aegis of Foggy Bottom itself. With the eminent departure of Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and a still undesignated successor with all the disorganization attendant in such a changeover, it is clear such an inquiry at a late date would be inconclusive on a matter of extreme importance to American security.

The bickering over turf among the House and Senate committees – the latter, of course, subservient to Democrats and the Administration – now underwasy has produced just the kind of confusion those seeking a cover up desire.. It is incumbent, as Sen. John McCain has insisted, a select committee of both houses be impaneled as soon as possible to get to the root of this major failing of U.S. policy to try to insure it does not happen again.

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8 responses to “The stench of “Benghazi”

  1. The imbroglio seems to have other twists, including the suggestion that our arms shipments through Qutar to Libyan freedom fighters was shared with terrorists. Worse, with our consent. And they may have been used against us in the attack the killed four.

    • —– Original Message —–
      From: Phil Gevas
      To: ‘Sol W. Sanders’
      Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 11:30 PM
      Subject: RE: hearing

      Sol

      If he’s retired, why won’t he come forward now and tell us what happened?

      Phil

      From: Sol W. Sanders [mailto:solsanders@cox.net]
      Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 7:14 PM
      To: sws
      Subject: Re: hearing

      D–

      Gotta find a way to smoke that Ham [pardon the pun] out!

      Looks like he has taken early retirement.

      Did you know: “xxx During his time in Iraq General Ham suffered Posttraumatic stress disorder, caused from attending the aftermath of a suicide bombing. He later sought treatment for his condition and publicly encouraged other soldiers to do the same.xxx”

      Have you guys seen this

      http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/sacking_general_carter_ham.html

      I wonder if this has anything to do with all this?

      http://rt.com/usa/africa-command-general-baker-411/

      And there is this

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/10/was-africom-general-replaced-for-his-efforts-to-save-benghazi-security-officials/

      Ye Olde Crabb

      —– Original Message —–

      From:

      To: Sol W. Sanders ;

      Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 9:45 PM

      Subject: Re: hearing

      Sol,
      Many in the military are just wearing a different suit. There are guys and gals that have never had a callous on the hands or a blister on their feet. Most are not warriors. It’s not an adventure or service with duty to country it’s just a job. Sort of a union job at that with all the benefits. I told Rep Wittman that the “interim report ” that found the military blameless was flawed and senior officers were derelict. The military is to blame. They should not be allowed to play Sgt Schultz to Col Hillary Klink. I was just following orders. That still gets ex nazis deported.

      Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

      ——————————————————————————–

      From: “Sol W. Sanders”

      Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 22:25:50 -0500

      To:

      ReplyTo: “Sol W. Sanders”

      Cc:

      Subject: hearing

      Duckie —

      If you watched, you saw that Hicks said the military attaché told him at the last moment he had been ordered by Africom/Joint Chiefs not to take his team on the C130 from Tripoli to secure the Bengazhi airport where Hicks was trying to withdraw the staff. Interesting! getting one more inch closer to Ham. The attache — a light colonel — according to Hicks told him, Hicks, it was the first time he had seen a diplomat with more balls than the military!

      I fear the Republicans will be afraid to go after Ham with a subpoena because the Democrats — like that gal from NY on the committee — will accuse them of trashing the military. It is a slippery slope.

      Ye Olde Crabb

    • Thanks for writing.

      Yeah, the sudden reorganization of the opposition that Hillary announced seemed to confirm that.

      Ye Olde Crabb

  2. Hi Sol: I assumeyou watched Hillary’s so-called hearings on Benghazi last week. Truly a missed opportunity to ask the necessary questions. Do you think we will ever find out what really happened in the WH situation room that night? What has happened to the other embassy personnel who were there? Will State/WH/CIA ever bring them out of hiding/safe house or wherever they have sequestered them? So many unanswered questions. Time for you to write an op-ed piece for the Wash Times or a letter to the editor of the Wash Post? Judy

    • —– Original Message —–
      From:
      To: ‘Sol W. Sanders’
      Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 11:30 PM
      Subject: RE: hearing

      Sol

      If he’s retired, why won’t he come forward now and tell us what happened?

      P

      From: Sol W. Sanders [mailto:solsanders@cox.net]
      Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 7:14 PM
      To: sws
      Subject: Re: hearing

      D–

      Gotta find a way to smoke that Ham [pardon the pun] out!

      Looks like he has taken early retirement.

      Did you know: “xxx During his time in Iraq General Ham suffered Posttraumatic stress disorder, caused from attending the aftermath of a suicide bombing. He later sought treatment for his condition and publicly encouraged other soldiers to do the same.xxx”

      Have you guys seen this

      http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/sacking_general_carter_ham.html

      I wonder if this has anything to do with all this?

      http://rt.com/usa/africa-command-general-baker-411/

      And there is this

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/10/was-africom-general-replaced-for-his-efforts-to-save-benghazi-security-officials/

      Ye Olde Crabb

      —– Original Message —–

      From:

      To: Sol W. Sanders ;

      Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 9:45 PM

      Subject: Re: hearing

      Sol,
      Many in the military are just wearing a different suit. There are guys and gals that have never had a callous on the hands or a blister on their feet. Most are not warriors. It’s not an adventure or service with duty to country it’s just a job. Sort of a union job at that with all the benefits. I told Rep Wittman that the “interim report ” that found the military blameless was flawed and senior officers were derelict. The military is to blame. They should not be allowed to play Sgt Schultz to Col Hillary Klink. I was just following orders. That still gets ex nazis deported.

      Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

      ——————————————————————————–

      From: “Sol W. Sanders”

      Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 22:25:50 -0500

      To:

      ReplyTo: “Sol W. Sanders”

      Cc:

      Subject: hearing

      D —

      If you watched, you saw that Hicks said the military attaché told him at the last moment he had been ordered by Africom/Joint Chiefs not to take his team on the C130 from Tripoli to secure the Bengazhi airport where Hicks was trying to withdraw the staff. Interesting! getting one more inch closer to Ham. The attache — a light colonel — according to Hicks told him, Hicks, it was the first time he had seen a diplomat with more balls than the military!

      I fear the Republicans will be afraid to go after Ham with a subpoena because the Democrats — like that gal from NY on the committee — will accuse them of trashing the military. It is a slippery slope.

      Ye Olde Crabb

    • —– Original Message —–
      From:
      To: ‘Sol W. Sanders’
      Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 11:30 PM
      Subject: RE: hearing

      Sol

      If he’s retired, why won’t he come forward now and tell us what happened?

      P

      From: Sol W. Sanders [mailto:solsanders@cox.net]
      Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 7:14 PM
      To: sws
      Subject: Re: hearing

      D–

      Gotta find a way to smoke that Ham [pardon the pun] out!

      Looks like he has taken early retirement.

      Did you know: “xxx During his time in Iraq General Ham suffered Posttraumatic stress disorder, caused from attending the aftermath of a suicide bombing. He later sought treatment for his condition and publicly encouraged other soldiers to do the same.xxx”

      Have you guys seen this

      http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/sacking_general_carter_ham.html

      I wonder if this has anything to do with all this?

      http://rt.com/usa/africa-command-general-baker-411/

      And there is this

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/10/was-africom-general-replaced-for-his-efforts-to-save-benghazi-security-officials/

      Ye Olde Crabb

      —– Original Message —–

      From:

      To: Sol W. Sanders ;

      Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 9:45 PM

      Subject: Re: hearing

      Sol,
      Many in the military are just wearing a different suit. There are guys and gals that have never had a callous on the hands or a blister on their feet. Most are not warriors. It’s not an adventure or service with duty to country it’s just a job. Sort of a union job at that with all the benefits. I told Rep Wittman that the “interim report ” that found the military blameless was flawed and senior officers were derelict. The military is to blame. They should not be allowed to play Sgt Schultz to Col Hillary Klink. I was just following orders. That still gets ex nazis deported.

      Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

      ——————————————————————————–

      From: “Sol W. Sanders”

      Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 22:25:50 -0500

      To:

      ReplyTo: “Sol W. Sanders”

      Cc:

      Subject: hearing

      Duckie —

      If you watched, you saw that Hicks said the military attaché told him at the last moment he had been ordered by Africom/Joint Chiefs not to take his team on the C130 from Tripoli to secure the Bengazhi airport where Hicks was trying to withdraw the staff. Interesting! getting one more inch closer to Ham. The attache — a light colonel — according to Hicks told him, Hicks, it was the first time he had seen a diplomat with more balls than the military!

      I fear the Republicans will be afraid to go after Ham with a subpoena because the Democrats — like that gal from NY on the committee — will accuse them of trashing the military. It is a slippery slope.

      Ye Olde Crabb

    • Judy —

      Thanks for writing.

      I am thiMking about the next Benghazi piece.

      Ye Olde Crabb

  3. Time you wrote something about the 20 cents marches in Brazil, breathtaking and finally , yes some hope in these new generations.

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