“Oh, what a tangled web we weave. When first we practise to deceive.” — Sir Walter Scott
It’s difficult to tell where the lies end and President Obama begins in the murky story of Benghazi.
What’s been clear ever since the September 11 attack on our mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans is that King Obama is more concerned about saving his re-election chances than about anything that happened in that far-off land.
In an interview with Jon Stewart, Obama said, “If four Americans get killed, it is not optimal. And we are going to fix it.”
Glossing over the weird statement about “fixing” four deaths, the statement is just cold. Not optimal? … But “acceptable”?
Obama’s plans for the Muslim world are going forward, dead Americans be damned. And it’s because of those plans that Ambassador Chris Stevens, two SEALs and a fourth American are dead.
World Net Daily has reported on information that the U.S. facility in Benghazi, which has been referred to by the media as a consulate or embassy was in fact nothing of the sort, as it offered no services common to consulates, and there was no consul present.
What it appears to have been is some sort of intelligence outpost used to coordinate the delivery of weapons and fighters from Libya to Syria.
That Obama has been funding the Syrian “rebellion” as part of his Arab Spring program, with the help of the Saudi royal family, is widely known, yet it merits almost no mention in the media. Even so public a person as Vladimir Putin has remarked on Obama’s undeclared war in Syria, as Russia is Syria’s ally.
NATO has been on alert in the region for months, and U.S. troops are sitting on the border between Syria and Jordan. Turkey has been on a war footing on its border with Syria and has been funneling weapons and fighters to the Syrian rebels.
Which is where Benghazi seems to fit in. According to Business Insider, Ambassador Stevens had worked with al-Qaida-linked rebels in Libya to overthrow Moammar Gaddafi, including the top commander of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, Abdelhakim Belhadj.
Flash forward to 2012, Belhadj met with representatives of the Free Syria Army in Istanbul and on the Turkish border, according to UK’s The Telegraph.
Belhadj was also the contact with the Benghazi captain of a Libyan cargo freighter that delivered 400 tons of Gaddafi’s SA-7 anti-aircraft rockets and launchers, and rocket-propelled grenades to Syria, according to the Times of London. The Syrian rebels have been using such rockets to shoot down Syrian government aircraft.
Back in Libya, former soldiers of the LIFG had joined the Soldiers for Shariah, a group that participated in the attack on the U.S. mission.
What exactly Ambassador Stevens’ role in the delivery of heavy weapons to the Syrian rebels may have been is unclear. The Administration denies arming the rebels with heavy weapons.
However, is it a coincidence that the last meeting Stevens had, that ended 40 minutes before the attack that killed him, was with a Turkish diplomat?
As if things were not twisted enough, now Obama has reportedly cut a deal with Iran to suspend “some” of its uranium enrichment-related activities in exchange for lifting of certain sanctions. According to Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iranian officials are just awaiting a letter from Obama before announcing that a solution to the nuclear crisis has been reached. French intelligence has verified the deal’s existence.
Iran is a Syrian ally, and has been helping that country fight the U.S.-backed rebels. But now, Obama has set up a deal to “solve” the Iran nuclear crisis just days before the election.
So to sum up, we’re fighting a War on Terror, that Obama says doesn’t exist, against al-Qaida, whose fighters we armed in Libya, through a consulate without a consul that is coordinating delivery of heavy weapons and al-Qaida jihadist fighters to Syria, against our own policies, to continue the Arab Spring program, which was spontaneous, got our ambassador killed by the same people he’s been helping and funding, and now we’re cutting deals with Iran, a country whose soldiers are fighting the rebels we are funding in Syria, during a war that has never been declared.
Don’t even get me started about Egypt.
It’s like an Escher painting. Nothing connects logically, and when you think you’re looking at one side of an object, you suddenly find you’re looking at the other side.
And somewhere in the middle of this mess is the Oval Office, where Obama sits like a hungry spider.
I can’t help feeling there’s a whole lot worse to come.