"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."
--Joseph Stalin

Monday, October 8, 2012

Mid-East Blowout Signals Obama Foreign Policy Failures - Hillary's Incompetence

Will Malven

The more we learn, the worse it becomes for Team Obama and their apologists in the MSM/Propaganda Wing of the Democrat Party.

CBS News, who have been Johnny-on-the-spot in reporting on the growing scandal surrounding the death of Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and the failure of not only the Obama Middle East strategy, but the failure of Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and her staff to exercise due diligence with respect to the security requirements of our diplomatic staff.

In their latest revelation, they interview  the former head of the Special Forces "Site Security Team" in Libya, who relates a tale of repeated efforts to retain necessary security forces and equipment in Libya and repeated denials of those requests by the Obama State Department.

Here's the original report:

Ex-U.S. security team leader in Libya: "We needed more, not less" security staff

(CBS News) The former head of a Special Forces "Site Security Team" in Libya tells CBS News that in spite of multiple pleas from himself and other U.S. security officials on the ground for "more, not less" security personnel, the State Department removed as many as 34 people from the country in the six months before the terrorist attack in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others.

Lt. Col. Andy Wood will appear this week at a House Oversight Committee hearing that will examine security decisions leading up to the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi.

Speaking to CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, Wood said when he found out that his own 16-member team and a six-member State Department elite force were being pulled from Tripoli in August - about a month before the assault in Benghazi - he felt, "like we were being asked to play the piano with two fingers. There was concern amongst the entire embassy staff."

For the full report and to listen to the interview, follow the link back to CBSNews.com.
We know that the Obama White House was aware that the attack on Benghazi was a terrorist attack within hours.  We also know that for almost a week after, they attempted to deceive the American people by propagating the narrative that it was a reaction to the infamous film, "Mohammed's Innocence," that almost no one saw.

They persisted in this lie well after it became public that the attack was staged, well armed, and well organized--characteristics not typical of a spontaneous eruption of violence, but very typical of organized terrorist attacks.

Why maintain the fiction until well after the truth was known?  Simple, because if the Obama White House was forced to admit that the attack was made by organized terrorists, it would lessen the President's image as having defeated terrorism by killing bin Laden and using drones to kill known al Qaeda leaders.
Note:  Exactly how do unknown terrorist leaders become "known terrorist leaders?"  That's easy, by interrogating the known terrorists . . . AFTER CAPTURE.  You can't interrogate a dead terrorist leader, so when you strike at him from 20,000 feet with a drone, you lose a valuable intelligence asset.  Bush understood this and pursued the capture of terrorists, Obama doesn't and prefers the publicity of a drone strike to the effectiveness of capture.
Now we also know that the Obama Administration had repeated warnings of possible terrorist activity, repeated requests from Ambassador Stevens for additional security resources, repeated requests from the head of special security teams to retain more resources in country.

This is an indictment, not only of President Obama's new softer easier tone in dealing with hostile nations, not only of his detached, "lead from behind" (a.k.a. "follow") leadership style, but it also decimates Hillary Clinton's reputation as some sort of foreign policy genius.

Let's look at Hillary's actual record of achievement. She failed when husband Bill Clinton gave her the project of restructuring our national healthcare system, as a sitting Senator, she called the head of the entire Afghanistan theater and designer of the strategy that finally pacified Iraq, General Patraeus, a liar, and now she has through her inaction or incompetence allowed an American Ambassador to be killed--THE FIRST IN OVER 30 YEARS.

Face it folks, it all boils down to Obama's failed attempts to re-image America as a softer, kinder, gentler nation. It shows the naivete that appears to afflict all liberals (and libertarians) and eerily echoes the sad innocence of former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's "Peace for our time."

If you can't understand the nature of evil, you will be doomed to repeated victimization. Evil understands only strength. This attack would never have happened under Bush. Terrorists understood President Bush. They understood that, should they attack Americans, our nation would exact a heavy toll on them.

It is a fact that continues to baffle Democrats and liberals.

"All that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." 
       --Anon. [frequently attributed to Burke, but not sourced]

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

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