Both in the way the White House tries to lie its way out of admitting it had been warned about the attacks, and in the way the media distorts and covers up these massive White House failings, it is as obvious as it possible to be that this was an enormous blunder by Obama and the Clinton State Department and they all know it.
It is, I suppose, natural for a government to deny responsibility for the things they get wrong. Not their fault and who could see this coming? But now with so much evidence that there had been warnings about attacks on the US embassies given to the American government by both Egypy and Libya – even having been mentioned in the Jerusalem Post on 11 September – it it bizarre bordering on the criminally negligent that not only does the Obama White House insist that it was all due to an obscure Youtube presentation, but there is also no media pressure on Obama to accept a major error had been made.
But ever so slowly the facts are coming out. Here are a few examples, the first from no less a person than the new head of government in Libya itself! He must think the American government is filled with idiots the way he speaks:
In two interviews over the weekend, Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif joined other members of his government in declaring the attack a planned assault, possibly by an Al Qaeda-tied group.
‘The idea that this criminal and cowardly act was a spontaneous protest that just spun out of control is completely unfounded and preposterous,’ Megarif told NPR.
Then there is this from The Daily Mail in the UK. These are the headlines from the online story:
War of words over deadly raid: Libya claims U.S. was warned THREE DAYS in advance of consulate attacks but America says assault was NOT planned
Libyan military official claims he met with U.S. diplomats to tell them about the deteriorating security situation
President Mohamed el-Megarif says the attacks were NOT sparked by anti-Islamic video, but by Al Qaeda-connected foreigners
But UN ambassador Susan Rice insists assault was ‘spontaneous’
Diplomat Chris Stevens died alongside three others on Tuesday night
This is from a blog posting. There is a video with it which you should only watch at your own discretion, but the text makes the point that needs to be made:
For days now the Obama administration and supporters in the mainstream media have claimed the attacks on American embassies in the Middle East were not attacks on America – or the policies of the Obama government. These reports have also attempted to suggest Libyans, once they found Ambassador Christopher Stevens, attempted to save him by transporting the ambassador to a nearby hospital. Video evidence now paints a very different and far more disturbing picture. The body of a man who appears to be the ambassador is shown being dragged upon the ground as those gathered around cheer. If Barack Obama so willingly lies about details of a U.S. ambassador’s death, what else is he lying about? How deeply into the administration does this now growing scandal go? And will the American people allow the president to get away with this deception? A final note – readers should be reminded that after being made aware of the death of Ambassador Stevens, Barack Obama flew off to Las Vegas for yet another political fundraiser. Remind yourself of that fact – a fact even more disturbing than the footage in this video.
The Wall Street Journal notes the video evidence, points out that the President is lying, but then makes the even more important point that by choosing to lie the President is creating an even larger problem for the future:
It’s one thing for the U.S. government to say it isn’t responsible for and disapproves of an anti-Islamic video. But it’s another to say the video is the reason for anti-American violence. Eleven years after 9/11 and 33 years after the Iranian revolution, it should be obvious that there is no end to the insults that Islamic radicals can imagine or cite as an excuse to foment anti-American, anti-Western protests and violence.
The far greater provocation to violence is the appearance of U.S. weakness. What should really concern the White House is how slow and parsimonious were the denunciations of anti-American violence in Egypt, Tunisia, Sudan, Yemen and most of the rest of the Middle East. The Administration’s feeble response in the last week only invites radicals to use more such excuses to kill more Americans.
The Obama administration is filled with shameless liars. The question really is whether they are about to be called to account for what they have done.