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Benghazigate Is Our Pass-Fail National Character Test

If The National Body-Politic Is Not Appalled By Benghazigate, America As We Knew It Is Gone

By Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Right Side News

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President Obama’s “Libya policy” of overthrowing the anti-jihadist Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, has turned into failure as various tribal jihadist groups now battle for political supremacy and control of the considerable Libyan oil and natural gas resources. In order to pursue his foolish policy that has benefited anti-American Islamists, Obama armed and provided military air support to al-Qaeda-affiliated Ansar al-Sharia (meaning, “supporters of Islamic law and theocratic government”), and he incredibly failed to secure Gaddafi’s extensive weapons arsenals from jihadist looting. Everything the Obama regime has done in Libya since Gaddafi’s fall has been aimed at perpetrating and perpetuating the fiction that Obama’s “Arab Spring” has liberated the democratic predispositions of North African Muslims, instead of what he has actually done, that is, clearing the way for an eventual Islamic theocracy.

In order to backstop this myth that Obama has brought democracy and order to a troubled area of Jihadistan, everything that contradicted the Arab Spring lie such as continuing jihadist terrorism, particularly in Benghazi, was ignored and denied. Consequently, the State Department’s purposeful decreasing of physical security resources in Libya, while jihadist terrorism was actually increasing there, was obviously done to further the Obama narrative that all was proceeding according to the regime’s Arab Spring fantasy script. Since everything that Obama and Hillary Clinton were doing in the Islamic world was geared to politically deceive and manipulate the American people into believing that Obama had converted a hostile, anti-American “Arab Street” into believers in Obama’s “outreach,” pro-Muslim, appeasement policy, it was completely in character for these two political grifters to persist in their public deception when the Obama appeasement policy fatally collapsed with the Benghazi 9/11jihadist attack.

While many presidents have attempted to deceive the American people about politics and policy in the past, Obama violated the historic commander-in-chief’s sacred commitment to the U.S. military and diplomatic services by not launching rescue forces when Americans were in mortal danger from enemy forces. As a result of the political pressure generated by the on-going presidential election campaign at the time and the political imperative to continue the Arab Spring lie, Obama and Hillary could not admit that the attacks on the two U.S. government facilities in Benghazi were, in fact, Islamic jihadist attacks. Especially since Obama had declared, at the Democrat Party’s nominating convention earlier in the same month of September, that bin Laden was dead and al-Qaeda was “on the path to defeat,” it was absolutely essential that jihadist terrorism not be associated in any way with the assaults in Benghazi.

Consequently, the utter lie that the attacks were caused by spontaneous Muslim fury at an Internet video mocking Muhammad was invented by the Obama cabal in the White House, National Security Council, State Department, Department of Defense, and Intelligence Community to fool the U.S. body-politic. Because this video fabrication portrayed the violence as civilian-flash-mob-generated rather than as an act of war, the fiction was maintained by not responding with military forces. Hence, Obama broke the commander-in-chief’s blood-bond commitment to not desert Americans in peril when facing enemy forces. Accordingly, in order to foist the video deception on the American people to absolve Obama from public criticism and to prevent electoral repercussions, the bogus video talking-points were regularly repeated for two weeks after the attacks by Obama, Hillary, Susan Rice, Jay Carney, and other Obama regime apparatchiks.


  It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes or Perry Mason to figure out the Benghazigate plot. Obama’s horribly ill-conceived Arab Spring and Libya policies resulted in the “jihadist caused disaster” in Benghazi, necessitating the Obama regime to go into a full-blown cover-up mode based on fictitious talking-points. Not only has Obama serially lied to the American people regarding the true cause of the murders of four U.S. public servants, he has dishonorably done something no other president has so ignominiously perpetrated – he denied assistance to U.S. combatants engaged in battle with an enemy.

Thus, we have a national character test before the American people. At stake is our national destiny because, if the body-politic just shrugs off Obama’s egregious and undeniable lying and dereliction of commander-in-chief duties, we have become a thugocracy in the “Chicago way.”

Tom Snodgrass RSNCol. Thomas Snodgrass, USAF (retired) served over a year in Peshawar, Pakistan, working with Pakistani military intelligence, and he was variously an Intelligence Officer or an International Politico-Military Affairs Officer in assignments in six other foreign countries during a thirty-year military career. Additionally, he was awarded a year’s educational sabbatical to teach and to write as an Air Force Research Associate at the Center for Advanced International Studies, University of Miami, Florida. He has taught history at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Arizona, for ten years after his military service.

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