CURRENT AND FORMER MILITARY LEADERS SAY ASSISTANCE COULD HAVE BEEN SWIFT AND SURE
by Sharon Rondeau
(Oct. 29, 2012) — A retired Lt. Col. from the U.S. Army reported on the Justice with Judge Jeannine program that he has sources which have said that Obama is the person responsible for refusing to send military assistance to the U.S. outpost in Benghazi on September 11.
Lt. Col. Tony Schaffer asserted that Obama was “watching” the events in Benghazi in real time and that “Only he could issue a directive to Secretary of Defense Panetta.” Col. David Hunt, a Fox News military analyst, agreed.
In March 2008, Hillary Clinton had said that Obama had not proved that he was “not qualified” to act as commander-in-chief of the U.S. military. The last time Obama spoke formally on the Benghazi tragedy was “about one month ago,” according to the White House website, although “six weeks” is a more accurate statement.
CIA Director David Petraeus, who was appointed to the position by Obama, has said that he did not “refuse assistance” to CIA members who called for help on the night of September 11, contradicting a Fox News breaking story on Friday. Putative Defense Secretary Leon Panetta claimed late last week that enough intelligence was not available for the military to have intervened, a statement which has been disproved because of two drones which captured video footage of the seven-hour-plus-long attack. Video captured at the Benghazi outpost has been collected by the FBI and designated as “top secret.” The FBI reports to the Department of Justice, led by Eric Holder, who last June withheld documents from Congress associated with the Fast & Furious gunrunning scandal which killed a U.S. Border Patrol agent and several hundred Mexicans.
Obama has also claimed that there was not “enough information” to engage military assistance following the attack in Benghazi. But did he actually refuse to send help in the wake of having viewed video as it was coming in from Benghazi?
On September 12, Obama gave a formal statement calling the violence which killed four Americans “an attack,” but he shared no further information. Obama, Hillary Clinton and United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice insisted for several weeks that the torching, burning and murder of the Benghazi mission were incited by an anti-Islam internet video which few had even seen.
The National Security Council was reportedly aware that security in Libya had been inadequate. Writer and author Ed Klein claims that Hillary Clinton requested that security be increased prior to the attack but that her requests were denied. Klein also asserts that certain “documents” demonstrate that Obama is the person who refused to accede to Hillary’s requests.
The father of one of the slain former Navy SEALS, Charles Woods, said that Hillary Clinton promised to prosecute the people who manufactured the video when his son Tyrone’s body was returned to the U.S. on September 14. Mr. Woods has accused the Obama regime of “murdering” his son for failing to dispatch military assistance and said that he perceived that Clinton was “not telling the truth.”
The First Amendment protects ridicule and criticism of religious beliefs; it is therefore unclear how Clinton intended to “arrest and prosecute” the filmmakers. Why the video was used as a cover for the terrorist attack, having been resurrected last weekend just before the last presidential debate, has not been explained.
Obama has claimed that upon learning of the attack, he “gave three very clear directives” which included “securing our personnel.” However, Fox News has reported that three requests for urgent assistance were made by Tyrone Woods and others at the CIA annex about a mile from the Benghazi outpost but that they were told to “stand down.”
On Friday, Obama would not answer a question directed at whether or not a request for aid was denied by anyone in his regime.
A New York Times article dated October 20, 2012 stated that Obama had had “secret exchanges” with Iran dating back to the beginning of his regime in an attempt to normalize relations following President George W. Bush’s policy of isolating and sanctioning Iran for its development of a nuclear program. The White House and the Iranian regime almost immediately denied the story’s claim, stating that no “talks” had been scheduled or carried out.
During the third presidential debate, Obama claimed the story was “not true” but hinted at being willing to negotiate with Iran. Obama stressed that sanctions on Iran were crippling its economy and therefore its ability to enrich uranium to make a nuclear weapon. During the vice-presidential debate, Joe Biden insisted that Iran was not close to having the ability to launch a weapon.
Obama’s closest adviser, who some suspect actually makes the decisions for Obama, was born in Iran.
A report in an Israeli newspaper today appears to support the New York Times article’s contentions that Obama in fact did reach out to Iran to “gradually renew diplomatic relations.”
Early in his regime, Obama traveled to Muslim countries and stated in his public speeches that “America had made mistakes” in its dealings with the Muslim world. A recent report on the subject states that Obama’s “apology tour” was assembled by “a handful of radical advisors,” one of whom reportedly believed the Mubarak regime in Egypt should not have received backing from the United States.
Although speaking from a famous mosque in Cairo during the tour, Obama supported the ouster of Hosni Mubarak during the Arab Spring. Mubarak has been replaced by a member of The Muslim Brotherhood, a group Mubarak had sought to quell. Muhamed Morsi has exhibited a desire to “destroy the Jews and their supporters.”
Although protected by the major media, many perceived Obama’s speech as having been “un-American.”
Obama has met with and reached out to members of groups associated with The Muslim Brotherhood and has hired Muslims who have been active in the organization’s outreach.
Numerous reports state that the United States is arming Al Qaeda rebels in an effort to remove Bashir al Assad from power in Syria and that the arms were trafficked through Libya, where the U.S. had the “last flag standing” as terrorism took over the country following the deposition of Muommar Gaddafi during the Arab Spring.
An admiral who commanded an “aircraft carrier strike group” stationed in the Middle East has been relieved of duty pending an investigation since the Benghazi murders, but it is not clear if the two incidents are related. Since Benghazi, the four-star Army general in charge of the region, General Carter Ham, has been relieved of his duties and a replacement nominated. Ham told Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a member of the House Oversight Committee, that there were resources in the area which could have been deployed to take action in Benghazi but that a request was not made to him.
The assistant commandant of the Marine Corps has also been informed that he will be replaced.
In his book The Audacity of Hope, Obama promised, “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”
Obama has claimed that his policies of appeasement and apology have “made the U.S. safer and stronger.” Following the protest at the U.S. embassy in Cairo on September 11 during which the American flag was torn down and an Islamic one hoisted in its place, violence erupted all over the Middle East and India directed at American outposts. Further attacks have been planned but thwarted in Obama’s “old home town” of Jakarta, Idonesia.
A Middle East analyst has stated that Libya, in whose struggle for “democracy” Obama involved the U.S. without consulting Congress, has fallen into the hands of terrorists. Last summer, the British embassy closed after an attempt was made on the British ambassador’s life. The analyst also reported that Syria is now inundated with jihadists who have received arms and munitions from the United States.
Well-known Washington Times writer Jeffrey Kuhner claims that Obama “could have saved American lives — but didn’t.”
Ayman al-Zawahiri, who had been closely associated with Osama bin Laden, has called for the “kidnapping of Westerners” in order to secure the release of the “Blind Sheikh,” who is serving a life sentence for conspiracy against the United States involving the first World Trade Center attack. Obama is reportedly considering releasing the sheikh to Egypt.
Obama reportedly refused to order bin Laden killed, although he now claims credit for it after members of SEALS Team 6 carried out the raid on May 2, 2011, a fact that Joe Biden made public. Leon Panetta reportedly gave the order on April 29, 2011.
Just over three months later, a helicopter carrying SEALS, some of whom had served on the team which captured bin Laden, was downed and all on board killed. The parents of one of the young men have stated that their son was “marked for death” after Biden “outed” the unit as having carried out the raid.
A criminal complaint of treason against Obama was made on March 17, 2009 by a retired member of the U.S. Navy but was never acted upon. LCDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III has maintained that many of the top military commanders are political appointees and “command racketeers.” Despite numerous questions about Obama’s identity, eligibility, allegiance to the United States and underlying motives, military commanders continued to serve and receive promotions under Obama, with the exception of a few who questioned their orders and subsequently lost their job or were imprisoned. One tragically did not survive to see a resolution to the questions which Obama has never answered. At least one who posted what the military considered objectionable statements about Obama was discharged less than honorably.
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.