A few hours after the Margaret Thatcher died in England of a stroke at the age of 87 I participated in a conference call put together by the group Special Ops Speaks;
They had submitted a letter to the congress supporting HR 36 looking to create a House Select Committee on the Terrorist attack in Benghazi saying in part:
A longstanding American ethos was breached during the terrorist attack in Benghazi. America failed to provide adequate security to personnel deployed into harm’s way and then failed to respond when they were viciously attacked. Clearly, this is unacceptable and requires accountability. America has always held to the notion that no American will be left behind and
that every effort will be made to respond when US personnel are threatened. Given our backgrounds, we are concerned that this sends a very negative message to future military and diplomatic personnel who may be deployed into dangerous environments. That message is that they will be left to their own devices when attacked. That is an unacceptable message.
This letter was signed by hundreds of special ops vets including 20 Generals, over 60 colonels, over 60 Lt Colonels and two who have been awarded the Medal of Honor
During my conference call Captain Larry Bailey, a Navy SEAL with 27 years of service noted that Watergate involved a break-in and the theft of papers but lead to years of dedicated investigation from the congress culminating in the resignation of a president in the United States
That being the case you would think an event that lead to the death of an American Ambassador, an attack that took place on the anniversary of 9/11 just two months before an election might have gotten a little bit of traction in the press.
Alas the press that was so anxious to bring down a Republican president had no interest in dead Americans if it could hamper the re-election of a Democrat one.
With the president re-elected the thought was some attention might take place, Senators Kelly Ayotte, John McCain & Lindsey Graham managed to use it to achieve hearings but the meat and the potatoes of what happened and why we didn’t act to stop it remains unclear.
What is clear is that with a Democrat majority in the senate and the media solidly behind them such hearing are of little danger to Obama. Even if the midterm elections flip the senate, the Obama administration with two years to go is unlikely to face an awful lot of trouble from such a hearing.
So why such opposition to such a committee, why the knee jerk attempt to protect Barack Obama when he doesn’t need protecting?
Ah but it is NOT Barack Obama the mainstream media is protecting, nor is it the Obama administration that is being shielded, it is not even any type of covert operation that is being protected from public disclosure.
They are protecting Hillary Clinton.
Mrs. Clinton has been for a lot of year the poster child feminism. This is an odd thing Mrs. Clinton owes her fame and notoriety entirely to the actions of her husband. It was the embarrassment of his impropriety that advanced her in NY and the liberal lock that assured her of the Senate Seat she held.
But when forced to run in a contested primary that was considered hers by almost divine right she ran smack into the Obama Campaign’s take no prisoners campaign that brought down John McCain 2008’s general election and Mitt Romney four years later.
And while Mrs. Clinton was wise enough to eschew the Vice Presidency giving her plausible deniability for the economic wasteland that has marked the Obama years as Secretary of State she can’t dodge the repeated failures from Egypt, Syria, Iran, North Korea Afghanistan and the biggest of them all Libya.
Think about it what actual achievements does she have? Meeting with foreign leaders, Betty Ford did that, Michael Jackson did that. Margaret Thatcher’s death put the question in stark contrast:
Think for one second if Bill Clinton didn’t exist nobody would know who Hillary Clinton is, but how many people actually know Margaret Thatcher’s husband’s name? ((Dennis) I’d have to look it up.
Hillary Clinton is a shadow, a wraith, the person behind the curtain in Oz. The last thing the media wants is that curtain to be drawn back and revealed for all to see.
And as long as we have a culture where only a few families serve, whose heroes are movie starts and singers and moan the death of movie critics louder than those who died fighting, the media just might just manage to keep this hidden.
And that is almost as big of a disgrace as the act itself.
Update: A commentator notes it should be Navy SEAL all caps and the Medal of Honor is awarded not won, both corrected.
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