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Is it mission impossible?

Published on -6/3/2014, 9:08 AM

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Is it mission impossible?

What makes me, an amateur writer, think I can get across to readers there's a monumental story out there that's not getting coverage. A scandal mainstream media doesn't want to go near? Unfortunately for this country, there are a lot of people who don't care to know, but worse, are those who want to know and just aren't getting the word.

More than a year and half ago, Islamic extremists attacked our overseas consulate in Benghazi of Libya and killed four Americans, one of them Ambassador Christopher Stevens. But MSN treats it as a non-story.

Fast forward to May. With numerous congressional House committee investigations and hearings for months on end, there still are more questions than answers to what happened Sept. 11, 2012, the 11th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil.

Should we care four Americans, serving our country, were killed by Islamic extremists? Should we be concerned not one terrorist to date has been brought to justice? It's not as if we don't know who was involved.

How do you suppose the families of the four who died feel as they still wait for some word from the White House and State Department about what really happened?

It is clear the attack was not something spontaneous. It clearly was planned by terrorists. However, it also is clear Obama and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton misled Americans that an anti-Islamic video caused a spontaneous demonstration. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Why were Americans misled? It also is clear that with Obama's re-election weeks away, terrorist groups -- particularly al-Qaeda -- were supposed to be decimated and on the run. With the capture and death of Osama bin Laden, the president wanted Americans to go to the polls thinking Islamic terrorists no longer were a problem.

Readers, at this point, might ask, "Les, why should this be such a big story?" The big story is the lives of four great Americans took a back seat to Obama and Clinton's politics. What a huge travesty.

It's all about a huge cover-up, greater than Watergate, as I see it. Nobody died with the Watergate scandal, yet President Richard Nixon resigned. And I say it is Obama who is making this the biggest story, even though he wants it to go away. If, I ask, "Mr. President, if there's no cover up, there's no wrong doing, why don't you lay it out there for all to see what really is the truth? You have been stonewalling. Congress subpoenas documents and you ignore the subpoenas. Why?"

A smoking gun email was secured recently by a private source called Judicial Watch, an email Congress was unable to secure from the White House. Why is Secretary of State John Kerry stonewalling? He said at the outset of his new job all documents requested by House committees would be forthcoming. Guess what?

"The smoking gun email, Mr. President, by your staff member Ben Rhodes, instructed UN Ambassador Susan Rice to go on five TV shows and blame it on a video and not Islamic terrorists. CIA knew from the get-go it was a terrorist attack and never ever referred to a video. Why the lie Mr. President, and for many days after?

"Why not come clean about where you were and what you were doing during the eight-hour attack? Where was Hillary? Why the secrecy? Why would you and Hillary be completely incognito for eight hours? Why were military standbys told to stand down when there was the possibility of helping the four who ended up dying? Why did Hillary turn a blind eye to the many requests by Ambassador Stevens for more security months prior to the attack?"

How ironic, Democrats are accusing Republicans of using this story for political gain, yet it was Obama and Clinton's political agenda that started the whole thing. Hopefully, the new select committee of the House, with powers the other committees lacked, can get answers to questions heretofore ignored by the White House and State Department.

I don't want to sound like a broken record, considering my other writings, but I ask: How in the case of our current president, the death of four great Americans, followed by stonewalling and lies, can this be a non story?

However, in the case of Bush 43, the story would be so big, there probably would be impeachment. Anybody with half a brain, looking at this issue with an open mind, must know Benghazi is a huge story and not just political posturing.

Les Knoll,

Victoria and Gilbert, Ariz.

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