Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A False Claim and A True Bill

Like all sensible folk, I wasn't watching the Sunday morning talk shows when UN Ambassador Susan Rice appeared on all FIVE network shows.  So, until it was reported later that day and in subsequent days, I did not know that the Administration was asserting that the attacks on our Benghazi compounds resulted from a spontaneous response by people of Islamic faith who were offended by a YouTube video deemed blasphemous of Islam.

By now, of course, we all know that the Obama administration put that precise argument forward.  We know that a man in California who had previously been convicted of another crime had his probation revoked and was returned to jail ... all as part of the federal government's commitment to punish those responsible for inflaming Islamic sensibilities with that blasphemous video.  We also know that Obama's administration -- by sending Susan Rice to those Sunday morning shows -- lied to us, lied to the families of the four Americans killed, lied to the world.

And now that one terrorist has been captured, transported to the United States, and had an appearance in the US District Court to answer to his indictment, we know that the Obama administration knows that it lied to us.

The term indictment is stern.  It draws into the mind images of stringent criminal proceedings.  A judgment, drawn in large terms, that the accused has certainly committed criminal acts.  So, I think it's helpful to know that sometimes an indictment is fairly quick and simple read.  I'm including a link to the indictment below and the relevant text here:
"(conspiracy to Provide Material support and Resources to Terrorists Resulting in Death)
Beginning on a date unknown to the Grand Jury but no later than on or about September 11, 2012, and continuing until on or about September 12, 2012, in Libya, that is, outside the jurisdiction of any particular state or district, but within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the United States, and pusuant to Title 18, United States Code, Section 3238, within the venue of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, defendant AHMED ABU KHATALLAH, also known as. Ahmed Mukatallah, did knowingly and intentionally conspire and agree with other conspirators, known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to provide material support and resources to terrorists, that is, personnel including himself and others, as defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2339A(bXl), knowing and intending that the material support and resources were to be used in preparation for and in carrying out a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 930(c), Killing a Person in the Course of an Attack on a Federal Facility Involving the Use of a Firearm and a Dangerous Weapon, and a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 844(f), Maliciously Damaging and Destroying U.S. Property by Means of Fire and an Explosive, and this offense resulted in death."
That's all that it says.  There's a case caption, and a place for the Grand Jury's representative to have signed, indicating the Grand Jury's True Bill.

You do see what isn't there, right?

Nothing about spontaneous rioting responding to an inflammatory video.

Nothing about an inflammatory video at all.

Do you see what is there?

An accusation of CONSPIRACY on the part of the Defendant and others.  CONSPIRACY, a plan of action to accomplish an unlawful result.

But then, with the World Cup underway, and a possible early season hurricane along the east coast, at this point, what difference does it make?

The difference it makes is made only to those that care that they have been manipulated, misled, lied to, used.  Wouldn't you think the talk shows that hosted the lie-fest of the Obama administration would want to be in the forefront of pursuing the lie?  Don't hold your breath for that day to come.

But do something.  Repost this status and the link to the indictment.  Ask the questions.  Call your Congressional delegation at 202-224-3121 and demand ACTION by Congress, not platitudes, not remonstrations, but ACTION.  Obama must be held to account for setting the culture of deceit and corruption that rots his administration, as they say, from the head back.  Hillary must be held to account for the blood of the first openly gay US Ambassador and three brave Americans who were killed, not in spontaneous retaliation to a video, but as part of the aftermath of the Obama administrations incompetent and incontinent destabilization of the Middle East.

I wonder, as I think about the Administration's decision to fabricate a false cover story for Benghazi, how this LIE will come back to haunt Obama.  I'm an attorney by trade.  If I put on my thinking cap, I believe I could come up with five different ways of showing that the Government has changed its story, that it boldly declared a completely inconsistent theory of the cause of the violence on September 11, 2012:  the supposed offense among faithful Muslims to the blasphemous video.  On top of that, I don't doubt that Obama's lie to America, repeated five times in a three hour period, that the middle east had been inflamed by the blasphemous video will echo in an argument that the attack was the result of a provocative insult to Islam and its Prophet.

With all the webs of deception spun by this Administration, I'm surprised Obama, Clinton and Rice didn't compete for the role of Shelob in "The Desolation of Smaug."


You can read the indictment for yourself here