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May 6, 2013

Benghazi Whistleblowers Revealed

by Kyle Becker

The terror attack on Benghazi, Libya is the story that is not going away. Four American servicemen were inexplicably denied military support on September 11th, 2012 and were killed in a raid on a diplomatic mission.

The career politicians in the Obama administration may think they can continue to distort the record and avoid having to discuss what happened. But the White House made several obvious and intentional attempts at misleading the public, such as:

  • Referencing an anti-Islamic video for the non-existent protests at Benghazi.
  • Pinning the blame on the intelligence community, when numerous requests for enhanced security were turned down.
  • Pretending like communiques didn’t ever make it to the upper echelon of the State Department.
  • Obliterating references to the handiwork of al Qaeda for the petty political benefit of claiming the terrorist network is ‘on the run.’

These are not just insults to the literate public’s intelligence, but they besmirch the reputation of the fine servicemen in the U.S. government.

Those who have come forward as witnesses to the Benghazi terrorist attack, and who are being described as ‘whistleblowers,’ are sure to be more candid than Obama administration spin-doctors who simply want it all to go away.

FoxNews reported:

Indicative of the administration’s blase attitude towards the murders of U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens, diplomat Sean Smith, and CIA personnel Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, press secretary Jay Carney recently referred to the deadly terrorist attack as happening “a long time ago,” and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton exasperated during her own testimony “What difference does it make?”

Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina Congressman, has promised that witness testimony in new hearings on the administration’s willful denial of military support to the Benghazi diplomatic consulate will be ‘explosive.’ New developments in the Benghazi testimony suggest that he is right.

Evidence shows that the Obama administration deliberately cast talking points that vary significantly from the record of what was known about the terrorist attack. The Weekly Standard obtained a timeline “briefed by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence detailing the heavy substantive revisions made to the CIA’s talking points, just six weeks before the 2012 presidential election, and additional information about why the changes were made and by whom.”

As the Weekly Standard reported, the discussions involved senior officials from the State Department, the National Security Council, the CIA, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the White House. The name of Susan Rice, Ambassador to the U.N.,  is also amongst those who participated.

Lawyers on behalf of two witnesses to the Benghazi attack have claimed explicitly that their clients were threatened with retaliation on their professional careers by the Obama administration. As Fox News reported:

The lawyers said their clients believe their accounts of Benghazi were spurned by the Accountability Review board (ARB), the official investigative body convened by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to review the terrorist attacks, and that the two employees have faced threats and intimidation from as-yet-unnamed superiors.

“I’m not talking generally, I’m talking specifically about Benghazi — that people have been threatened,” Toensing told Fox News on Wednesday. “And not just the State Department; people have been threatened at the CIA. … It’s frightening. …They’re taking career people and making them well aware that their careers will be over.”

Instead of allowing the Obama administration to end the careers of honorable public officials willing to risk their professional careers to bring the truth to life about what happened, the American public should end the careers of the politicians involved with this deadly attack. Another national hearing should continue to ratchet up the pressure on the White House to either come clean or be exposed telling more untruths about Benghazi.


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