Common Denominator in Kenya Embassy Bombings and Benghazi: Susan Rice

DENIAL, DECEPTION, OR DIPLOMACY?

by Sharon Rondeau

Susan Rice has worked in government most of her life and for the U.S. State Department under President Bill Clinton. She has been serving as United Nations Ambassador under Barack Hussein Obama, a position which he elevated to cabinet level.

(Dec. 3, 2012) — The September 11, 2012 attack on a U.S. meeting place, originally deemed a “consulate,” is not the first time Susan Rice has been a spokesperson of the U.S. State Department when Americans have been killed overseas.

Last week, Rice met with several Republican Senators with the intention of explaining her comments made on five Sunday talk shows on September 16, 2012, contending that the Benghazi attack was spurred by “protests” over an anti-Islamic video which was later disclosed to have been produced by Muslims and not the cause of the violence.

Four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, were killed during the attack, which lasted a reported seven hours.

Rice is considered Obama’s top choice for Secretary of State to replace Hillary Clinton, who announced her intentions to leave several months ago.  The left-leaning media continues to defend Rice after several Republican Senators have expressed doubts about her qualifications given her role in the Benghazi scandal.  ABC News, for whom Rice’s husband is a producer, has referred to Rice’s inaccurate statements on Benghazi as “a PR disaster.

Senator Lindsey Graham expressed deeper concern with Rice’s actions after meeting with her on Tuesday, along with Sens. John McCain and Kelly Ayotte.  Retiring Senator Susan Collins met with Rice separately and subsequently stated that Rice had been “playing a political role” for the Obama regime when she claimed the violence stemmed from spontaneous protests.

McCain has criticized Rice for insisting that the video was to blame for the violence when she allegedly “had access to classified information that indicated the story she was told wasn’t accurate.”

Collins reportedly asked Rice about her role and decisions regarding the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which were bombed almost simultaneously on August 7, 1998, while Rice was working under President Bill Clinton as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. Rice was confirmed by the Senate after she brought her infant son with her to the confirmation hearings.

She has advised Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton and Obama on foreign policy.  Rice has been known for a lack of tact in her public statements.  She decried the Rwandan genocide of 1994 by stating, “”I swore to myself that if I ever faced such a crisis again, I would come down on the side of dramatic action, going down in flames if that was required.”

On September 16, ice was reportedly speaking from talking points prepared by the CIA with references to “Al Qaeda” removed.  Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified two months later in front of the House Intelligence Committee that he knew within 24 hours that the attack which killed four Americans in Benghazi was the result of a terrorist attack.  He indicated that he did not know who changed the talking points he had provided to National Director of Intelligence James Clapper.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was a mentor of Susan Rice and considered herself a “family friend.”  Rice was reportedly at odds with Albright when Albright expressed a desire to kill Osama bin Laden in 1996 and Rice was opposed.  Rice has been described as having a sharp mind and considerable knowledge of foreign affairs but also of “following orders.”

Albright had been asked to provide more security at the Tanzanian and Kenyan embassies prior to the bombings and had refused.  The bombings were committed by an affiliate of Al Qaeda and killed 224 Africans, including 12 Americans, Susan Rice made public statements which claimed that the violence was a “law enforcement matter” and not terrorism.  Over 4,000 people were injured.  The perpetrator, Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, was killed in June 2011 in Somalia.

Prudence Bushnell, the ambassador in Kenya who had contacted Albright for extra security, reacted to the death of Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens by stating, “Diplomats deserve a safe workplace. The issue is how do you get out of that workplace and conduct diplomacy when there is chaos around you.”

In 1998, Rice also claimed that the State Department received no prior warning to the attacks.  When asked who committed the atrocities, Rice responded, “I don’t have the name handy. It was not a well-known group.”

Nevertheless, Obama still opines that Rice is “extraordinary.”

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3 Responses to "Common Denominator in Kenya Embassy Bombings and Benghazi: Susan Rice"

  1. gigclick   Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 1:21 AM

    It is always amazing to see Bari “appoint” more “token minorities” to surround himself with, especially Muslims, agnostics, Black Power brokers, New Black Panther Party groupies, etc. Anyone championing people of color will be “rewarded” and anyone championing whites will be demonized. These people all seem to cry for “equality” but when given opportunity to lead they always return to the same “hate whitey” routine leaving all equality and real “freedom” on the bench during the daily game. I lived will all different cultures in the military and lived in harmony with all. When dealing in civilian life, the cast system is always employed by all and the majority of “minority” groups employ the “unfairness” routine and “race card” theology that has been worn out for years. Alan West is a good example for any “minority” and he has earned every minute of respect that he deserves. The Democrats did everything they could to crush him and keep him off the scene. It’s ok to have Godless Agnostics running for the next fashion show but don’t bring on a real African American with real credentials, it might expose the one’s that haven’t shown theirs. With so many Muslims, Black Panther members, Communist Party members and other Democratic operatives shagging together, it’s hard for the smoke of corruption to clear. This woman “Rice” is being “groomed” for another Democratic Party success story, don’t we have too many now! Rice, Obama, Hillary and others watched as those people in Benghazi were slowly murdered. WHO ordered the 17 man compound Spec Op Security team, that was there till the end of October, out of the compound in October before the murders occurred? No one is talking about that either. Another Godless pseudo-intellect of the Chicago Machine
    ready to pounce on Democratic Party “opportunity”, fleecing of the American taxpayers and a lifetime of parasitic lifestyles based on “entitlement” education “titles” and name dropping of people that most people wouldn’t want to know unless you were just like them. It is pitiful to see America now in a third world country environment just about any were you go here today. Maybe we should ask the great Republican Party where were they when Pelosi signed and falsified DNC papers stating Obama was “eligible” to serve as POTUS. The fact that Dems have gotton so far in the face of corruption is that Republicans did nothing to counteract any of it and the GOP, Tea Party and other “patriotic” phonies would have nothing to do with American Grand Jury/Walt Fitzpatrick’s serving of Criminal Presentments against these thugs, thrill seekers, thieves, liars and scandalous low lifes that the Republicans allowed to slip through the fence. I believe that John McCain also knew about all of this but refused to do nothing. There is 0 accountability in either party as long as the paychecks keep flowing.

  2. RoseC   Monday, December 3, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    I don’t trust anybody in this administration. They are either incompetent or purposely working against the US. Which is it?

  3. Loggia   Monday, December 3, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Choice number 2, “DECEPTION,” is TAQIYYA.

    Could it not be that Susan, as perhaps Obama, “pretends” to be doing something “FOR” America, while using that status to be detrimental on someone else’s behalf?

    Truth is stranger than fiction.

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