Saturday, August 24, 2013

Benghazi: “O! What a Fall was There”

By Jim ONeill

 O! what a fall was there, my countrymen,
Then I, and you, and all of us fell down,
Whilst bloody treason flourish’d over us. 
—William Shakespeare “Julius Caesar,” Act III, Scene II

My, my, my, oh what a tangled web we weave…. First we were treated to outright fables and fairytales about a “spontaneous demonstration” supposedly caused by a laughably awful film that few had ever heard of, and even fewer seen.

Then we had Hillary Clinton’s Sherlockian deduction that the Benghazi murders were the result of some guys out for a stroll who decided on the spur of the moment to, what the heck, “kill some Americans.” Admittedly not a dazzling hypothesis, but hey, what difference does it make?

We were also treated to Press Secretary Jay Carney’s “Not that old thing again” gambit, in which the killing of Ambassador Sevens and three other Americans last fall was treated as if it had happened back when the Black Plague was ravaging Europe.

Permit me to back up a bit. Shortly after the attacks in Benghazi, Obama put the fear of God into the terrorists—“I want people around the world to hear me: To all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished.” Yes, well…still waiting.

No sooner had Obama thrown down the gauntlet then US investigators promptly sat on their hands. Bringing the guilty parties to swift justice was not helped any by the fact that US investigators did not arrive on the crime scene until almost a month after the murders were committed. I’m not one to cast stones, but it seems to me that the FBI might want to work on improving their response time. Just saying.

The FBI’s investigation of the attacks in Benghazi makes the “Keystone Kops” look like the Mossad, but the main issue of importance is that the terrorists (or homicidal film critics, if you insist) remain at large.

Despite some helpful pointers from Hillary Clinton on what direction the investigation should take (it was either “a protest,” or “guys out for a walk”), US investigators remain stymied in their efforts to track down the bad guys. Perhaps I can help—patriotic duty and all that.

According to Walid Shoebat and Cynthia Farahat, both of whom speak Egyptian Arabic, a participant in the Benghazi attacks is heard to shout out on a video made at the time “Don’t shoot, don’t shoot, Dr. Morsi sent us!” (”Mahadesh, mahadesh yermi, Dr. Morsi ba`atna!”) Congress and US investigators take note: that is what is known in professional parlance as “a clue.”

“Dr. Morsi,” of course, refers to disposed Egyptian President and Muslim Brotherhood “mover and shaker” Mohamed Morsi. Due to early, if somewhat erratic, support for Morsi, and the heavy-handed ineptitude of the US State Department, Congress, and the Obama regime, the US has managed to p‚Äîs off darn near every Egyptian on the planet, whether inside or outside of their country. A “clean sweep” if nothing else, I suppose.

In any event, permit me to fast forward ahead to recent events, and briefly discuss some comments made late last month by former Intelligence officer (SSI) and Egyptian television personality, Ahmed Moussa. Mr. Moussa claimed that Ambassador Stevens was killed by a man named Mohsen Al-Azazi, who was affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. Moussa gave Azazi’s current location in Egypt, and offered that he was in the company of two members of the Muslim Brotherhood, “[People] whom you and your [US] administration support and aid. Your administration aids terrorism.” (Psst!—consider this to be another “clue”—nod, nod, wink, wink). Cynthia Farahat observes:

If true, this is sensational news, for it directly ties the MB [Muslim Brotherhood] to anti-American terrorism and repudiates the Obama administration policy of trying to work with the MB.

For those of us interested in the real reasons why Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty were hung out to die, why the survivors of the attack are still muzzled, and why General Carter Ham and Admiral Charles M. Gaouette were so peremptorily sacked following the attacks—the trickle of truth and connecting the dots is adding up to an ugly picture indeed.

Canada Free Press