American Cover-Up!

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By: Wayne Brown



With a few exceptions, the main stream media looks to be giving Obama a pass on the latest information regarding the killing of our ambassador in Libya. That information turns out to be a series of three emails which documents clearly that no protests were taking place at the embassy, the place was under attack, and a terrorist element had taken credit for the attack. All this information was in White House and State Department hands within two hours of being transmitted. The scenario played out over a seven hour period and the White House had information in hand within the first two hours yet did nothing of substance to protect our people in Libya.

If one could stop at that point and ask for forgiveness for doing nothing, it would be one thing but that is not the case. Behind the scenes, supposedly Secretary of State Clinton inquired with Libya as to whether the USA could send assistance and was turned down. Even that effort coupled with the knowledge would have allowed the White House to come before the people and say that America has suffered a terrorist attack on the Libyan Embassy in Benghazi; efforts had been made to send assistance but those efforts had been blocked by the Libyans. At the very least, that would have painted a picture of the situation that was far more accurate than what the American people received.

After watching the event in real time, seeing the emails, realizing the attackers were heavily armed, and that the ambassador and three others had died as a result, the White House goes with an explanation of an out of control protest by locals which got out of control over some absurd YouTube video. The President stated it in the Rose Garden on the first day then repeated it multiple times before the UN Assembly that he addressed days later. Secretary of State Clinton restated it in support of the president and UN Ambassador, Susan Rice, told the same story five times over on the Sunday television talk shows. There is a pattern here in which the knowledge and awareness of the attack was readily apparent yet our leaders persisted with a story was totally false in the explanation to the American people. For reasons only apparent to the White House, a “cover-up” of the truth was determined to be the best course of action and must have been in the best interest of the president in this campaign season.

Now it is bad enough to cover things up by basically lying to the American people and the media but to follow that lie by winging off to Las Vegas for campaign fund-raising stops in the shadows of a terror attack on American citizens goes far beyond the fray. The president knew before he boarded his plane that the embassy had suffered a terrorist attack. He knew that our ambassador and three others had died at the hands of terrorist and he knew that the American people would want a fitting response yet he flew off to Nevada leaving the situation to others and snubbing the Prime Minister of Israel in the process. These are not the actions of a true leader especially in times of crisis.

The last cover-up of significance in America dealt with Watergate. Nixon’s Attorney General, Elliott Richardson, had agreed to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate the Watergate break-in and any potential involvement of the White House. In agreeing to appoint the prosecutor under the Department of Justice, Richardson also agreed that though the position came under his supervision, he would only consider termination on the basis of those items indicative of the appointee being incompetent. Archibald Cox was appointed to the job. In the course of his investigation, Cox asked for copies of the White House tapes which were listed as part of the evidence in the case. Nixon refused and attempted to find a compromise short of actually supplying copies. Cox refused to bargain on the request. Over that weekend, Nixon decided Cox must go and ordered Attorney General Elliott Richardson to fire him. Richardson refused and Nixon fired the Attorney General. Nixon then ordered Assistant Attorney General, William Ruckelshaus, to complete the firing of Cox. He also refused to take the step and was in turn fired by Nixon on the spot. Nixon then went to the Solicitor General, Robert Bork, appointed him Acting Attorney General and demanded that he fire Cox. Nixon knew that Bork had no commitments to Congress on the potential firing of Cox. Bork stated that he considered resigning but then decided to go through with the firing of Cox. This all took place on a Saturday Night and the media went after it like tigers go after red meat. In media circles, the events of that Saturday night became known as the “Saturday Night Massacre”. Nixon had launched on a road to cover-up and those who were not on-board could be fired.

Obama apparently did not run into any resistance getting his officials to take a false story and run with it as no one was fired in the effort to serve up the story. Watergate was a far less serious matter than the terrorist attacks on the Libyan embassy. Watergate, in effect was a two-bit burglary employed to gain politically sensitive information. The burglary was botched but Nixon was compelled to cover the whole thing up so that the evidence trail did not lead back to the White House. Four Americans died in the terror attacks in Libya yet the American people were offered a cover story claiming that the entire incident was a simple misunderstanding caused by some rogue video posted on YouTube. The explanation was a total fabrication yet it was perpetuated for days to the media, the American people, the United Nations, and anyone else who would listen. The President, Secretary of State, the President’s Media Representative, and the UN Ambassador were all complicit in the perpetuation of the protest and video story. That explanation would not change until additional information from other sources caused it to be questioned in public. At that point, the White House began to soft-shoe and eventually the Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton came forward to fall on the sword for the president offering herself up as the person at fault. The President continued peeking out the blinds, campaign fund-raising, and hitting the talk show circuit. Meanwhile the deaths of four Americans went unrequited and a terrorist organization celebrated yet another blow to the hated USA.

Now that the emails are on the street, the White House continues the soft-shoe dance claiming that it was a revelation. Acknowledging the emails, White House officials dangled the excuse that there is a lot of traffic coming on the White House wire and the emails could have been overlooked. If that were truly the case here, one might be prone to inquire, “What kind of operation are you running here anyway”. If that truly was the case then the White House must not have a message priority system in place which would bring light to such broadcasts. At the same time, the State Department talks about “flash messages” as if to say that any such message immediately gets everyone’s attention. Once thing we do know for sure, the White House has one damned good smoke generator in proper working order.

When queried on Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton’s, claim to be at fault in the matter, President Obama proudly defended Ms. Clinton’s record of service and then rejected the idea stating that she worked for him as President and that ultimately he was to blame. With that in mind, ask where is the acceptance of blame? Where is the president’s acknowledgement of this terrorist attack being botched from the start to the finish? The president stating that the responsibility is his does not complete the loop…it is a convenient out. Four Americans are dead because they were not housed in properly secured facilities not did they have the physical presence of security forces to deter such attacks. This fact had been made apparent to those who had it within their power to remedy the situation. Those considerations were dropped for political and diplomatic purposes.

Those who recognize this event as the tragedy that it is are not soothed by the claim of responsibility for there is no acknowledgement of the mishandling of the situation or the lies employed to cover it up. The American people have witnessed yet another terrorist attack waged on American lives while shouts have gone up, “We are all ‘Osamas’ Obama!” No, the president wants to make the statement of responsibility then walk away without any accountability and no political damage. Ironically, that choice is not within his power. The public will decide in terms of the accountability and the political damage.

Those who lived through the Nixon presidency know that Mr. Nixon possessed many abilities as president. To this day, his strength in the foreign relations arena is still admired yet his propensity for self-preservation overwrote his wisdom in what was otherwise a petty situation. Ultimately that decision to pursue a cover up became the basis for his resignation from the presidency. The Congress demanded it; the media pursued it and the people saw it as fitting considering the damage which had been done to the presidency under the veil of lying. In that light, consider the current president who gives lip-service to the concept of responsibility and accountability and wants to move forward. The media, for the most part supports that effort, and an asleep at the switch Congress under the direction of Biden, Reid, and Boehner had rather pursue their own re-election process than to open such a can of worms.

Who is the victim in this process? No doubt, other than the four Americans who were killed in this terrorist attack, it is the American people. They are the ones who must swallow the lying and cover-up; they are the ones who must move forward to only wonder when will be the next time that the government decides to lie in the interest of self-preservation of the elected leaders. Trust, credibility, responsibility and accountability are all on the line here. Each time an adoring public swallows the White House story on this terrorist tragedy, another brick falls out of the wall of our democratic republic. Surely the question bouncing around in the White House at this moment must be, “If they will believe this, what can we tell them in the future?

America has only two choices. We must have truth, confidence and respect from our leaders, especially the president. When those elements are violated as they are in this case, we turn as a nation to a systematic future of lies which tell us that things are getting better when they are not; that jobs are on the rise when 23 million people are out of work; when unemployment stays over 8% for 43 consecutive months; when 47 million people are on food stamps; when the debt has climbed by more than six trillion dollars in the past three years; when energy costs are sky-rocketing along with the costs of food. All those items are truths yet we are told they are getting better. Maybe Libya is not the only lie that is being offered by this administration.

The final determination will not come from the president nor will it come from Congress. It will come from the American people on election-day, November 6th. On that day we will decide if we want to continue the lies or we want a new direction in America. One truth that you can count on as you head to the polls, “the current direction is absolutely not working”. America’s future rides solely on that vote and the souls of four dead Americans beseech you to make the right choice or they will have died in vain.

©Copyright WBrown2012. All Rights Reserved.

24 October 2012

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Wayne....Lies, cover-ups, egregious lack of responsibility, fatal cracks in security, more lies and more cover-ups. Anger doesn't come close....but in less than 14 days, how many will carry this anger and disgust to the polls? This remains to be seen. Let's hope BHO can take his soft shoe act to Broadway. Fabulous hub, Wayne, as always.....UP+++


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

Pretty interesting and so true. Sometimes I just shuddler when I think about what is going on in the country. So we can hope for the best..Four years of what..and what lies ahead. You did a fabulous job in sharing all this vital information. Voted UP.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@fherj48....As you can see in today's news, they are now claiming they have arrest at least one or two men involved with the attack. Now they'll crow about how they caught them and plan to prosecute them. Unfortunately that prosecution will bring back those four Americans and the tolerance of such an act cannot be allowed again and again on the basis of catching the guilty. We should have done the right things in the first place. Thanks much! ~WB

@carol7777...What is going on is a party run by a bunch of socialist snake-oil salesman working over our republic and selling the idea on the basis of caring, hope and change. The people buying into this load of horse manure will long since be disappointed when it becomes apparent what the real agenda has always been. Obama is a waterboy in that effort. Thanks much, Carol. ~WB


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

This president and this administration has done so much harm in these last 4 years. The constant lying and cover-ups are beyond all comprehension. I will never understand why Obama was not impeached. Having said that, let's just run him out of town in a few weeks! Up and awesome.


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rfmoran 4 years ago from Long Island, New York

A cynical politician, well versed in his Machiavelli, knows that the electorate is only vaguely interested in the truth. If he can serve up well targeted lies, so much the better. I am convinced that a lot of folks really don't care about the truth, just the words that will make them feel better.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

A stirring and factual account, Wayne, of the devasting terrorist massacre of four Americans in Libya and the failure of this administration to even attempt to save their lives.

We are becoming a 'welfare state' even as I write. God help America.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@breakfastpop....I am all for that, Poppy. I just hope that America is as well. If not, they cannot say the were not warned. Of course, most of them have nothing to lose in this process. Thanks much! ~WB

@rfmoran...I agree with you totally especially when it lands on their side of the aisle. We also have a large portion of the population that no longer recognizes socialism and the ills of it. In fact, when they hear about it, it sounds like the Utopia they so desire. Obama cannot be an American because no real American would do what he is doing to the citizens of this country. Thanks much! ~WB

@drbj...We sure need the help. Obama's agenda has nothing in it with an eye toward helping anyone. He simply needs to broaden the poverty level so that all but the very wealthy are on their knees. Those who give him more time are signing our fate to the gulags of Marxism. Thanks much, Doc! ~WB


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caltex 4 years ago

Glad you covered this, Wayne. It does make Watergate seem so trivial. The more information I am learning about this, the more heartbroken I feel for the family of the victims. It seems like there were things that could have been done to prevent this. How could they have been denied additional security three times? Was it to keep the casualty as low as possible - 4 Americans killed is just not optimal? I hope we will find answers sooner rather than later.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@caltex...With this latest revelation, the evidence indicating a cover-up is very damning and it looks like there were several who were willing to perpetuate the lie including the President, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, and the Ambassador to the UN to name a few. Such an effort to ignore terrorism at the front door and done all in the name of an election campaign. Is this what we want occupying the helm of our government? How many more American lives is he willing to classify as "optimal" in terms of protecting his own image? His rhetoric regarding his responsibility as President is only that. It sounds good when he says it but where is the action and evidence of such? That statement now is nothing more than an extension of the cover-up. Here is a man who I believe made it clear, from the point of his 5 AM meeting with the Secretary of Defense until the time he climbed on Air Force One to go to Nevada that he would not deal with any acts of terrorism at this time. He would tolerate them but not acknowledge or deal with it....he had an election to win. That's not a leader...it's a scumbag and he needs to crawl back into that slimy hole in Chicago that he came out of four long years ago. Thanks much....sorry for the soapbox but the latest news really tore at me on this issue. ~WB


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caltex 4 years ago

Yup, protecting his image is exactly what this is all about. He would rather not do anything about the reported threats - certainly not at this time - as it affects his campaign strategy. So he pretended he was unaware of the threats and hoped nothing came out of it. Unfortunately, this happened and all he has done is downplay the incident.

I just read that Petraeus has denied that the refusal of additional security came from the CIA, further confirming that there were indeed requests for additional security. How can anyone justify the refusal of additional security? How do you explain that to the family of the victims? Unsurprisingly, the lamestream media has yet to report on Petraeus' statement. We cannot allow this to die down. People need to know this is "not optimal".


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@caltex...They are going to try and draw this out beyond the election. I just hope the American people have the gumption to see through what is happening here. Thanks much! ~ WB


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50 Caliber 4 years ago from Arizona

Wayne, I've followed this close, best time line I can get is the top of the food chain lied for 14 days, to the voters and in front of the UN, and now dances around the topic, and the investigation is scheduled to break on 15 November 2012, 9 days post election. So we then impeach him, does that leave us with Laughing Joe Biden at the helm?

I have a lot to say about Nixon that would take a hub, in short Nixon at the peace talks in 1972 after his second oath, he handed South Vietnam to the NVA and there were many killed who were denied to loose our air power to stop what is known as the "Easter Offensive" Nixon had much blood on his hands.

As aviators we are bound by directives the first being "cross border authority" Did Obama deny that, in the then times it was an order that only the top cat could allow us to cross. In 72 the deal was "no" to engage NVA/Cambodian forces who were over running I- Corps that was left with 2 Army Officers, who saw the South Vietnamese that were trained to take over come in hordes and throw down their weapons, leaving 2 lone Army Officers at I Corps. Repeated begging to engage and Air lift by the 3rd Air Cav. for these two was denied 50 times. Those two broke out in a jungle run. 1 survived and made an amazing trek to meet up with other Army Troops. Not much difference in the presidents response except he did not deny he had made a deal to withdraw at the Parris Peace Talks and not engaging was the deal with not flying over certain map grids.

Point,

I doubt that the chain on border crossing has changed and I believe that Obama Denied our air power to enter Libyan air space, and to let the Libyans protect the consulate.

1. Problem, ALL Embassy Consulates are "American Soil" no ifs about it.

2. Two Drones were in Lybia, it was ok to use them, denied arming one and filming with the other.

3. It was 2 hours until the white house had the information and watched in real time, evening in Benghazi and afternoon in DC.

4. they watched 4 die with no action taken, more than likely in my opinion it was intended as a false flag attack that America is famous for, it was supposed to either give reason to enter and end the Libyan war and set up a government, or to show Obama's new commitment to abandoning support in the middle east, a demonstration to Israel they are alone.

5. Americans prepare for the worst in situations like a storm hitting land fall and brace for it not knowing what it will really do or where.

6. The white house knew exactly what was going on in Lybia, and had plenty of time to dispatch a c-131 "Spooky" and the Air Force had a tanker aircraft in the air to meat and refuel the 131 that could have been a preparation that zeroed in on pin point lazer ID of the mortars and with 3 50 caliber mini gun bursts could have stopped the terrorist that killed 2 of our best U. S. Navy Seals that were CIA operatives, that Obama didn't want to admit he had a CIA post inside Libyan borders, he didn't want to lie to either side in Libyan combatants, he was most likely playing both sides.

7. You know as much or more than I do about the Douglas AC47 that was used extensively in Vietnam, it circled heavy attack zones at something like a 50 yard circle at the minimum stuffing a bullet every 3 feet on a 3 second burst. We had one on the ready of the newer group C-131 with capabilities of launching flares that light a combat zone up like Christmas, Just like the retired AC47, but it had a new advantage, exact point of aim picked up by the lazer markings of the mortar and machine gun locations. A single Black Hawk

could have had the rain of protection well into the dark hours and 2 Seals and our Ambassador and his aid, would have been at the very least aboard an Aircraft Carrier with full medical facilities to attempt to save any hits by the still ever growing Terrorist, that claimed the deed by the second hour.

8. This comes from a white house who has a kill list, and brags about it. So far two, American Citizens were put on it, their Constitutional right to due process was denied and the CIA killed them both with a drone strike in a small convoy that a squad of Marines could have easily stopped and captured. After the execution of the two, the white house started blurbing that after 10 years, they were complicit in 9/11/2001, the Underwear bomber and one more that slips my mind, but they were never named in that context until well after their demise.

9. Their is one news agency sticking to their guns and calling for answers to questions that could have been answered the next day, but it would mess up Obama's bid for a second term.

10. The "lack-luster 1st debate" Obama held, he was scared sh!tless that an internal leak let out the Benghazi murders and if Romney knew and brought it forth, Obama would be a grease stain on the carpet of the oval office.

My opinion is that it was murder by terrorist sympathizers in the white house, Hillary and Barry.

Sorry for writing a hub in response to a great hub that I voted up!

Remember on the 6th so we can see the demise of a coward in real time as his butt is tossed by a land slide.

Peace and Blessings,

dust


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@50 Caliber....An AC-130 could have wreaked havoc on that attack. Hell a drone fired missle would have helped immensely. No doubt, Ty Wood expected one of the drones to fire as he was illuminating the mortar site with his laser from the roof. He was also giving away his position and writing his death warrant at the same time. He would not have taken such action if he had not expected that there was something capable of firing on the site in the area. The call to stand down had been made by this time and the deed was done. Obama was partying about to party in Vegas as Ty Wood died. Never have I wished to see such a landslide in an election as I wish for this one. I want the turn down for this President to be a mandate of the people. Thanks much, Dusty. ~WB


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ahorseback 4 years ago

Wayne , Coverups , they just keep coming and coming don't they ? My hope is that this election is a landslide for Rom ! Like the old Reagan / mondale ? Race the polls had it all tied up and in the end Reagan in a landslide ! This media is the worse I have ever heard of , its like they are like the dime store authors of the nineteeth century . Obama was elected by 20 to 27 year olds , .....maybe theyve learned ! Keep up the keepin up !


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@ahorseback....Nothing that I would like better than to see such a landslide for Romney. We need to turn back toward our Constitution and our Republic. I know where the current direction leads and it is not good. The media has been complicit with this guy since day one daring anyone to attack his credibility or performance. It appears the media has been infiltrated to a great degree by Marxists who have just been waiting for Obama to show up and toss out the propaganda. I would hope the younger vote falls more into the column of unreliable on election day. Obviously their minds have already been taken over by socialist utopian promises. What a shame. Thanks much! ~WB


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wba108@yahoo.com 3 years ago from upstate, NY

Terrific information and presentation on a very important issue! You've inspired me to check out the current status of this situation. If the American poeple refuse to hold the government responsible for an act of criminal negligence covered up by obvious lies, we are indeed in great peril. Maybe the American poeple are so used to the spin coming from government and media, that their having a hard time distinguing the truth from the lies! Let's hope this is the case! As for the current administration, if your information is true, then its hard for me to see this as anything but a deliberate criminal act.


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@wba108@yahoo.com....One thing is for sure, if the media does not take up the cause as they did with Watergate, this situation will never really evolve past the stage of unfortunate. Obama will follow the same strategy as he did with Fast N' Furious....no comment and get away with it on the basis of any counter would be considered a racist act. Thanks much for your comments. ~WB

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