Always in Plain Sight
Psst! He's Over There
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Thursday, June 19, 2014. Our dear friend, Ant Antoine, is with me this morning at the breakfast table. He is highly suspicious of the announcement that a leader of the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi has been arrested. Please join us for breakfast and let Antoine explain his suspicions. We are having French toast topped with blueberry preserves. See you soon.
Could This Be Magic?
Bonjour, mes amis. Over the week-end Ahmed Abu Khattala, a leader of the terror group Ansar al-Sharia in Libya was captured by American Special Forces. The timing of this arrest is highly suspect because he has been available for arrest ever since the attacks. Why then was this the moment when President Obama thought it wise to go after him? Could politics have something to do with it? Could the fact that your President Obama who is knee deep in scandals needed a diversion? What better diversion than the capture of the mastermind of Benghazi.? Just when the consequences of his own inaction were crushing him, President Obama pulled a terrorist out of his hat!
No Mask Necessary
If your President Obama had any interest in capturing the terrorists he could have accomplished a good deal in the last two years. I can only assume that finding those responsible for the deaths of four brave Americans was not a priority. Abu Khattala was available for arrest for a long time. He has conducted many interviews with U.S. media outlets over these past two years. The reality is, this guy was easy to find. The other reality is that the Obama Administration had no interest in arresting him, until now. Reporters who met with him agreed that the terrorist behaved like a man who had no reason to believe he would be arrested anytime soon. I am very curious about his demeanor. Clearly, he had reason to believe that he was safe from arrest for his actions. I wonder why.
Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
The headlines have been very bad lately. Even the mainstream media can't ignore the VA scandal, the Benghazi hearings, the IRS's unfortunate loss of e-mails and the hideous release of five of the most dangerous terrorists in GITMO. What the Obama Administration needed was a newsworthy headline to get the "heat" off the embattled and unpopular president. They found their headline in Libya. The timing of this arrest couldn't have been more perfect from the administration's point of view. The American people are highly suspicious of the timing as well they should be.
No GITMO For You!
The suspected terrorist will not be going to Guantanamo Bay. The White House wants to try Khattala in Washington D.C. That just may prove to be good news for him, because Washington D.C. juries are known for unconventional outcomes. Then again, President Obama is known for unlocking the keys to GITMO and sending terrorists off to fight again. If intelligence information is what the administration is after, GITMO would probably be a better place to retrieve it than a prison in Washington D.C. The task seems better suited to the military justice system, but now that your President Obama need only rule with a pen and a phone, the decision is a done deal.
Politics Trumps All!
Clearly, the arrest of Khattala is a good thing. Why it took so long to happen is not a good thing. President Obama will use this capture to regain some standing in the eyes of the world and America. I doubl he will get the kind of lift he is looking for. The American people are growing up. Most of them don't like to be played like a puppet on a string. The arrest does not obscure the fact that President Obama has completely disengaged himself from the American people. While Iraq is falling, President Obama is hopping from one fund raising event to another. He also managed to get in a good game of golf. For him it is all about changing America anyway he can. He would make a far better fundraiser for the Democratic Party than a president who is supposed to serve his country with honor and distinction. His heart just isn't in the job.
Let's go children of the homeland
The day of reckoning has arrived
Against you tyranny's ugly flag is raised...