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They are calling it Benghazi-gate because of the cover up but in truth this “scandal” is in a whole other league from Watergate. Nixon was impeached and he resigned because of the cover up of his ordering of break-ins to steal the psychological records of his competition. The funny thing is that today the government reads our e-mails and records all our calls, among other things, and it’s no big deal. It’s actually not that funny but I’m getting off topic…. The difference, and what makes Benghazi so much worse is that not one single person was killed in those break-ins or the subsequent coverup.

Almost eight months have passed since the attack on the consulate in Benghazi and we are just now beginning to get some semblance of truth from the testimonies of these whistleblowers. Yesterday, Greg Hicks, the deputy chief of mission in Libya who became the top U.S. diplomat in the country after the slaughter of Ambassador Chris Stevens, told the House Government Oversight Committee that not only was the attack on 9/11/12 an act of terrorism, but that officials knew it immediately, that the administration had been warned of a deteriorating security situation, and that on the night of the attack “it appeared some were trying to lure even more U.S. personnel into a separate ‘ambush’ while the attack was still being carried out.”

Hicks also said he had been contacted early by Stevens, and that the ambassador told him, “Greg, we are under attack.” It would be the last time Hicks would hear from Stevens alive.

This is a huge story, historical even, because Hick’s testimony along with the others are completely contradicting the administration’s narrative of the “offensive video” starting a spontaneous protest that turned ugly. What makes the administration look worse is the fact that this nonsense about a YouTube video wasn’t just bad information that they received only to be withdrawn latter, this shows that it was BS from the beginning and they knew it was BS all along. Hicks noted that before Rice went on her round-robin of television appearances on Sept. 16, he had never heard of the video and that the ambassador never mentioned any demonstration before he died.

“I was stunned,” Hicks said of Rice’s comments. “My jaw dropped, and I was embarrassed.” He added that Rice never bothered to talk to him before she made those appearances. Neither did former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before Rice went on. And Obama couldn’t be bothered; after all, he was in the middle of an election.

Also reveled at the hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Benghazi was an e-mail from Beth Jones, the acting assistant secretary of state for Near East Affairs. The September 12 email—disclosed for the first time on Wednesday—said Jones had spoken to Libya’s ambassador to Washington who said the attack was the work of former Gadhafi regime loyalists. Jones said she told the ambassador: “The group that conducted the attacks, Ansar al-Sharia, is affiliated with Islamic terrorists.”

So we know for sure now that they lied about the video and knew the whole time that it was a premeditated attack. That’s great but what about the fact that this attack lasted for eight hours and we sent our people no help?

There were F-16 fighter jets just across the Mediterranean 1,000 miles away at Aviano Air Base in Italy. There were armed predator drones at 20,000 feet in the area. There was a CIA base right up the street. There was a four man team of Army special forces getting ready to leave on a Libyan C-130 cargo plane from Tripoli to Benghazi when they were told to stand down. There were two aircraft carriers relatively close by. The question is no longer if there was a stand down ordered, but why it was ordered and who ordered it.

Was it simply a “failure of leadership” as Dick Cheney said or was this a deliberate order from the very top to do nothing, effectively signing those four death warrants? As of right now we have no clear answer to any of those questions. There are a few things that I find interesting enough to put together a possible theory.

For starters we have the State Department trying desperately to cover up the truth about what happened that night. Greg Hicks testified yesterday that he was discouraged from talking to anyone from Congress by the State Department’s lawyers just before Trey Goudy (R-SC) came to Libya to investigate what had happened. We have also heard from Hillary Clinton during her testimony saying, shouting rather, “Why does it matter,” when she was pressed about her role in the stand down.

There is also the fact that we had a nice little weapons cache there in Benghazi that included SA-7 heat seeking missiles and rocket propelled grenades. It just so happens that Al Qaeda has released videos of themselves with a bunch of SA-7 missiles bragging about getting them from America.

It is widely known that the US is supplying weapons to what the media is calling the rebel forces in Syria. They call them the rebels because calling them what they really are wouldn’t sound so good. These rebels have pledged their allegiance to and are being led by none other than Al Qaeda.

The CIA mission in Benghazi was to find and acquire heavy arms seized in the overthrow of Gaddafi. It has been reported by CSN that Benghazi was a base for running guns to the Syrian rebels. For more on the connection between Stevens, Libya, the Free Syria Army, and Al Qaeda check out this article

So to sum all this up…

We supported the Al Qaeda forces in Libya to overthrow Gaddafi and install a puppet Al Qaeda supported government. We are now supplying the FSA, who is chock full of Al Qaeda, with heavy weapons, using Benghazi as a base of operations. Ambassador Stevens was most likely aware of the gun running and was probably involved in the process. He was attacked and killed in what appears to be an inside job involving his hired security team and Al Qaeda linked terrorists. Any and all chance of rescue or back up for the Ambassador was ordered to stand down. The State Department created a narrative of the events that was anything but accurate and stuck with that story as long as they could before bending on it falling back on the “faulty information” excuse. They continue to cover up the truth by avoiding questions and telling people not to talk to Congress.

I don’t know what our government is hiding in this whole ordeal but they definitely are trying to hide something huge. Is it the gun running? Did they set up the attack? Did they want Chris Stevens dead? Or is there something even more sinister at work?

Keep your eyes peeled and hopefully we’ll find out soon..

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