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If you read here regularly, you know that the Benghazi, Libya "scandal" is no such thing. Yes, sadly, 4 Americans died in the aftermath of an extremist attack on the American consulate there.....but ratcheted-up claims that Obama, Hillary, et.al., were involved in covering up something or lying about something for political gain over Benghazi is simply the stuff of conspiracy theories.
Mitt Romney learned his Benghazi lesson the hard way when he orchestrated his own humiliation on the subject by mockingly questioning Barack Obama at a presidential debate over whether the president spoke the words "act of terror" the morning after the Benghazi attack.
Romney, stoked by Foxian fiction, cockily taunted the president on the debate stage....ridiculing the notion that Obama had ever used the word "terror" in association with the Benghazi attack. Candy Crowley delivered the embarrassing news to Mr. Romney. Yes, Obama did label the Benghazi incident an "act of terror" less than 24 hours after the smoke there had cleared.
Foxian fiction had seriously influenced the GOP candidate for the presidency. So much so, that Romney actually believed he was correct about Obama's choice of words. But he wasn't. Because Fox, and their associates, kept repeating a lie.
Something similar was exposed on Wednesday when Hillary Clinton testified before both Senate and House committees on Benghazi. Make no mistake about these hearings....these hearings have been nothing but an attempt to a) hurt Obama going into the November election (Issa held Benghazi hearings in October)...and b) subsequent to the election, do political damage to Hillary Clinton by smearing or scarring her with Benghazi, thus damaging her prospects in 2016. For those who doubt what I'm suggesting....wait 3 years and see who's correct.
On Wednesday, Hillary had to contend with yet another Foxian fiction.....
“At any time did you see the initial attack on a monitor with the president?” Rohrbacher asked.
“Congressman, there was no monitor, there was no real time. We got the surveillance videos some weeks later, that was the first time we saw any video of the attack,” Clinton said in testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. “There was a misunderstanding I think perhaps…she was talking to [diplomatic security] people trying to understand what was going on.”
Since October, the Foxian fiction report has been spinning a different lie over the events in Benghazi. The "she" Hillary was referencing is Charlene Lamb, State Department deputy assistant secretary for international programs. Questioned in hearings on Oct. 10th by Rep. James Lankford (R-OK)...
LANKFORD: So once they hit the button in Benghazi, you're alerted, it says you could have. Did you follow what was happening in real time at that point?
LAMB: Sir, what was happening is they were making multiple phone calls and it was very important that they communicate with the annex in Tripoli because this is where additional resources were coming from. So they would hang up on us and then call back.
No one in the U.S. had access to real time anything, let alone video from the Benghazi attack. Ms. Lamb made it crystal clear that what she was talking about were phone calls flying back and forth in the aftermath of the attack.
Enter Liz Cheney, on Fox, the evening Ms. Lamb testified before Congress.....
CHENEY: Today, we learned from Charlene Lamb under oath that she followed, you know, the diplomatic security official, that she followed what was going on, minute by minute. She was following it in real time. So the administration knew in real time, there wasn't a mob, they knew in real time that this was a well-coordinated attack. They knew in real time that it involved heavy weaponry,....
The following day, Zionist Washington Post columnist, Jennifer Rubin....
Seriously, something doesn't make sense. Do we think no one else ever got the benefit of that information that mid-level bureaucrat Charlene Lamb had? This was the most urgent issue of the moment in which everyone (the White House, the public, the media) wanted to know what happened in Benghazi. So why not look at the real-time video? Why not ask Lamb what she saw and heard?
Enter the arrogantly repulsive Larry Kudlow from CNBC.....
That next day, October 12, CNBC host Lawrence Kudlow wrote in his syndicated column that "State Department officials saw the Benghazi attack in real time." [emphasis in original] Later that night on Fox News, Hannity made his first reference to "real time video" of the attack: "The president knew within 24 hours what the truth was, and what I am told, they actually saw this in real-time. There is a video, real-time, of everything that went down in Benghazi."
It took all of 48 hours for the liars in conservative media to spin a new lie....that Obama, and everybody in charge, had watched the Benghazi attack unfold in real time...and did nothing about it. I've been hearing Hannity make this claim every day since October.
It is, and always was.....a lie. But just as Romney, to his embarrassment, believed in Foxian fiction over Benghazi....so too, Dana Rohrbacher (R-CA)......as his question to Hillary revealed on Wednesday.
Conservative media members in America are enemies of truth. They are conservative Minutemen who quickly create lies about their political enemies and send those lies out in millions of directions at the speed of light. They are liars.....sometimes very nuanced liars, but liars all the same.
There's no scandal over Benghazi and there never was one. Shamelessly, Republicans have repeated the lies spun by Fox and their Fiends in the hopes of doing political damage to Democratic leaders. When those Republican leaders learn they are asking questions based on lies....they are shocked. They shouldn't be.....conservative media lie....that's why they exist.