By Marion Algier
Remember a couple weeks back when Senator Rand Paul raised questions about role of CIA annex in Benghazi? Was Obama giving $250 million to Egypt to keep them quiet on the truth about Benghazi? Oh sorry, most people never heard about that because the Progressive U.S. mainstream media (MSM) including NBC, ABC, CBS, and cable stations like PBS, CNN, MSNBC, etc. didn’t even report Hillary’s mistruths and tap-dancing when she was testifying on Benghazi. (Sadly they don’t cover or distort much of the news in an attempt to manipulate the public.) Yet news media around the world have covered Benghazi and most other major stories relating to U.S. politics and the Obama Administration quite differently.
Well amazingly RINO Senator Lindsay Graham (R-NC) as well as Representative Jason Chavez (R-UT) and a few others have not let go of this story and have been in pursuit of the truth by way of attempting to access and interview the survivors of the Benghazi who have been hidden away in Germany by the Obama Administration. Most following the Benghazi massacre have known from day one that the entire Benghazi affair was a cover-up (or several cover-ups) for something much bigger and that there was much more involved than what met the eye; that the whole connection to some obscure video was a fabricated diversion and many in the know have known from day one that it involved some type of gun-running activity. Yet the complicit MSM has buried the news as quick as it surfaces.
But yesterday, Senator Lindsey Graham, (R-SC) may have finally dropped a bombshell in an interview with Fox News (see video), in an extensive interview with Fox News, alleged that the injured survivors of the Benghazi terror attack have been "told to be quiet" and feel they can’t come forward to tell their stories — as he urged the House to subpoena the administration for details if necessary.
WND: TEL AVIV – Graham stated that murdered U.S Ambassador Christopher Stevens was in Benghazi to keep weapons caches from falling into the hands of terrorists.
Until now, no official explanation for Stevens deployment to Libya has acknowledged any such activity.
Stevens reportedly died from smoke inhalation as a result of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. special mission and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya.
The official State Department probe into the Benghazi attacks stated Stevens was sent to Benghazi to “establish a U.S. presence in Libya.”
“The State Department had been absent from Libya since the Embassy in Tripoli suspended operations and evacuated its American personnel on February 25, 2011, amidst an escalating campaign by Muammar Qaddafi to suppress violently a popular uprising against his rule,” continued the report.
The report stated Stevens made the decision to travel to the Benghazi mission on September 11th on his own, “independently of Washington, per standard practice.” (Now if anyone believes that there really is no hope for America!)
The report did not state the specific purpose of Stevens’ visit to the mission other than to later mention he held a meeting there with a Turkish diplomat.
Neither the State Department probe nor any other official government explanation previously mentioned securing weapons caches as part of Stevens’ mission in Libya.
However, in an interview Friday with Fox News, host Bret Baier asked Graham why Stevens was in the Benghazi mission despite the many known security threats to the facility.
Graham replied, “Because that’s where the action was regarding the rising Islamic extremists who were trying to get their hands on weapons that are flowing freely in Libya.”
The senator stated, “We were desperately trying to control the anti-aircraft missiles, the man pads that were all over Libya, that are now all over the Mideast.”
WND has filed numerous reports quoting Middle East security officials who described the mission in Benghazi as a meeting place to coordinate aid for the rebel-led insurgencies in the Middle East, including the transfer of weapons to rebels.
Two weeks after the Benghazi attacks, WND also broke the story that Stevens himself played a central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, according to Egyptian security officials.
In November 2012, Middle Eastern security sources further described both the U.S. mission and nearby CIA annex in Benghazi as the main intelligence and planning center for U.S. aid to the rebels that was being coordinated with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Many rebel fighters are openly members of terrorist organizations, including al-Qaida.
Among the tasks performed inside the Benghazi facility was collaborating with countries, most notably Turkey, on the recruitment of fighters – including jihadists – to target Assad’s regime, the security officials said.
Stevens served as a key contact with the Saudis to coordinate the recruitment by Saudi Arabia of Islamic fighters from North Africa and Libya, Egyptian security officials told WND. The jihadists were sent to Syria via Turkey to attack Assad’s forces, said the security officials.
The officials said Stevens also worked with the Saudis to send names of potential jihadi recruits to U.S. security organizations for review. Names found to be directly involved in previous attacks against the U.S., including in Iraq and Afghanistan, were ultimately not recruited by the Saudis to fight in Syria, said the officials.
If this were a Republican Administration a modern day Woodward or Bernstein would have long stepped forward, as in Watergate days. And if the cover-up of Watergate was an impeachable offense, then just what does the cover-up of Benghazi warrant? In comparison, impeachment would seem to be an easy decision solely based on the attempt to cover up alone. Let us remember, nobody died because of Watergate.
But perhaps there is hope…
The Blaze – (H/T: Drudge): A hacker, known only as “Guccifer,” has reportedly distributed confidential memos that were sent to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and dealt with various developments in Libya, including the Benghazi terrorist attack. The hacker has apparently sent four of the recent memos to congressional aides, politicians and journalists across the globe, the Smoking Gun reports.
It was over the weekend that the hacker reportedly distributed the memos, which were sent to Clinton by one of her longtime confidants and former White House aide, Sidney Blumenthal. His AOL email account was hacked last week. One memo, sent to Clinton on Sept. 12, was labeled “Confidential.”
The Smoking Gun has more details:
The hacker’s e-mails went to hundreds of recipients, though the distribution lists were dotted with addresses for aides to Senate and House members who are no longer in office. But many of the addresses to which the Blumenthal memos were sent are good (though it is unclear whether firstname.lastname@example.org is a solid address for the Republican mastermind).
Most of the e-mail recipients were sent four separate memos that were e-mailed to Clinton by Blumenthal during the past five months. Each memo dealt with assorted developments in Libya, including the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. One memo marked “Confidential” was sent to Clinton on September 12.
As TSG reported last week, after Blumenthal’s e-mail account was compromised, the hacker searched it for e-mails sent to Clinton, and further sorted the mail to segregate any attachment–like Word files–that were included in Blumenthal’s correspondence to Clinton. Many of these pilfered documents were memos to Clinton on foreign policy and intelligence matters.
In another stunning twist, the emails disseminated by “Guccifer” over the weekend appear to have been sent from the hacked AOL account of an unidentified Hollywood actor’s wife. The hacker has apparently has used similar tactics in the past to shield his or her identity.
What exactly is revealed in the confidential memos remains a mystery. The Smoking Gun did not divulge any of the information included in the correspondence, however, the site did provide a screengrab of one of the hacked emails:
(The Smoking Gun)
Additionally, authorities don’t know where “Guccifer” is currently located. While several of the IP addresses associated with the hacker have reportedly been traced to the Russian Federation, it could be a dead end as hackers regularly hide their tracks using proxies, IP spoofing and various identity-concealing software.
The hacker “did show some familiarity with the Russian media in Saturday’s e-mail blast. While the majority of the journalists to whom he sent the Blumenthal memos are based in the U.S., ‘Guccifer’ also sent the documents (in a separate e-mail) to about two dozen reporters working for Russian outlets like Pravda, the Moscow Times, The St. Petersburg Times, and the RT news channel,” according to the Smoking Gun.
Video: Alex Jones Blew the Benghazigate Cover-Up Wide Open as Rand Paul Grilled Hilary on 1/24/2013 - But few were listening
If you have not followed the Benghazigate saga and the players involved, please take some time to inform yourself below (And there is a lot more information all over the Internet):