It’s the story that just won’t go away, no matter how much the current administration and the media want it to. Four men brutally lost their lives in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, but the efforts to get at the truth about the attack have been marginalized and trivialized and chalked up to “right-wing nut job conspiracy theory.”
But is all that beginning to change?
The Inquistr has previously reported on the Congressional Oversight Committee hearing on Benghazi in which Retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Lovell testified that more should have been done to help. “The point is we should have tried,” Lovell told the Benghazi committee. “As another saying goes — always move to the sound of the guns.
The Inquisitr also reported on newly released emails that were sent by White House official Ben Rhodes to prep Susan Rice to present the false narrative to the public that the Benghazi attack was provoked by an anti-Islamic video, a narrative that the administration already knew was patently inaccurate.
Absent the White House Benghazi talking points were any references to terrorism, although the Washington Post has reported evidence that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was already well-aware that terrorism was involved in the Benghazi attack. Sharyl Attkisson reports that Clinton’s Assistant Secretary of State at the time, Beth Jones, sent the following email entitled “Libya update from Beth Jones” within hours of the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty, after speaking with Libya’s Ambassador at 9:45 am the morning immediately following the Benghazi attack:
“When [the Libyan Ambassador] said his government suspected that former Qaddafi regime elements carried out the attacks, I told him the group that conducted the attacks – Ansar Al Sharia – is affiliated with Islamic extremists.”
The mainstream media has traditionally been quick to cover for any version of the Benghazi attack story put out by the White House, backing up Press Secretary Jay Carney’s Pinocchio spins on each new tidbit that is released. Any new information that might possibly get closer to the truth for the families of the Benghazi four, albeit being slow as molasses at coming, is quickly dismissed as Fox News propaganda.
Former CBS investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson paid a steep price for her tenacity in digging for answers about Benghazi and other issues. Her career with CBS was derailed as the media giant worked hard to suppress her. That Ben Rhodes, author of the email on prepping Susan Rice about the Benghazi attack, is the brother of a top CBS executive continues to be downplayed by the network.
Now it appears that even some of the most ardent defenders of President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are beginning to have a tough time swallowing the Benghazi Kool-Aid being served and spun by the regime.
In his radio show address on May 2, 2014, Sean Hannity offers this advise to those finally seeking the real story about what really happened in Benghazi: “Welcome to the vast right-wing conspiracy, Yes, we were right all along.”