EDITION: US | UK | Canada
Thecapitalpost.com - Breaking, International, Business, Sports, Entertainment, Technology and Video NewsThecapitalpost.com - Breaking, International, Business, Sports, Entertainment, Technology and Video News
Sign In|Sign Up
 
 
Bridging The Gap
Political spin launched first: Opposing view
  Monday 04 July, 2016
Political spin launched first: Opposing view

On Sept. 11, 2012, four Americans died in Benghazi, Libya, from a terrorist attack. This tragedy was compounded by the obsession of the White House and the State Department, under then-secretary Hillary Clinton, with preserving a political narrative. They placed politics over American lives.

It is clear the Obama administration was deeply committed to its Libya strategy. National security was a major component of the president’s re-election campaign, Secretary Clinton’s legacy, and her own potential presidential campaign.

The fact that Benghazi was a dangerous city, and that security at the State Department’s facility there was inadequate, was an open secret. A diplomatic security agent formerly stationed there referred to it as a “suicide mission,” and another said that “everybody back here in DC knows that people are going to die in Benghazi, and nobody cares and nobody is going to care until somebody does die.”

When the first wave of the assault in Benghazi started at 9:42 p.m. on Sept. 11, State Department officials in Washington. and Tripoli knew almost immediately that it was a sophisticated and coordinated terrorist attack. Despite this knowledge, no armed military assets were launched to help our fellow Americans before the fighting was over.

What did launch before the fighting ended, however, was the political spin.

At 10:08 p.m., while Tyrone Woods was still fighting from the roof of the CIA Annex, the State Department released a statement attempting to define Benghazi as a video-inspired protest gone bad.

Shortly after that statement was released, Secretary Clinton told her daughter the truth in a private email. The next day she said in a private phone call with the Egyptian prime minister “we know” it was a planned attack, and not a video-inspired protest as her own public statement suggested.

The false video narrative was further disseminated over the next few days by the White House and others — even after the truth was well known.

Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, are members of the Benghazi Select Committee.

Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/06/29/political-spin-launched-first-opposing-view/86531928/

Bookmark and Share
 
Post Your Comments:
Name :
*
City / State:
*
Email address:
*
Type your comments:
*
Enter Security Code:   


 Your Comments

wh0cd568245 _a href=http://buypropecia2017.com/_generic propecia_/a_

 Phyllisses,Toledo  Date:Monday 10 April, 2017

wh0cd438239 _a href=http://buycialis2017.com/_buy cialis_/a_

 Caseysnaky,Taiping  Date:Monday 10 April, 2017

wh0cd438239 _a href=http://costofviagra2017.com/_Order Viagra_/a_

 Caseysnaky,Taiping  Date:Wednesday 15 March, 2017

wh0cd487049 _a href=http://viagraonline2017.com/_Viagra_/a_

 Dorothyclisy,Loja  Date:Wednesday 08 March, 2017

wh0cd318359 _a href=http://buycialis2017.com/_tadalafil_/a_

 Phyllisses,Toledo  Date:Tuesday 28 February, 2017

wh0cd64952 _a href=http://clindamycin300mg.click/_clindamycin 300 mg_/a_ _a href=http://prednisonesteroid.us/_prednisone_/a_ _a href=http://clindamycin-hcl-300-mg.gdn/_clindamycin_/a_ _a href=http://furosemide20mg.click/_purchase furosemide_/a_ _a href=http://sildalis.lol/_sildalis_/a_ _a href=http://celebrexgeneric.link/_celebrex_/a_ _a href=http://zithromax-online.us/_zithromax antibiotic without prescription_/a_

 Phyllisses,Toledo  Date:Wednesday 08 February, 2017

 Latest News »
 
  George W. Bush, choking back t...
  President George H.W. Bush hon...
  Trump says Bush led ‘exemplary...
  President Trump's lieutenants:...
  President Donald Trump abruptl...
  Brian Kemp declares victory in...
  Lawmakers promise scrutiny of ...
  ‘Maybe he did and maybe he did...
  Trump in California to view fi...
  Macron rebukes nationalism at ...
  In his home state, Donald Trum...
  Trump administration to reinst...
  Trump goes after Paul Ryan ove...
  Turkish president to Saudis on...
  Fact-checking Trump's Arizona ...
  Democrats want sanctuary for t...
  Nikki Haley, top Trump aide, w...
  Donald Trump, who accuses inte...
  President Donald Trump calls f...
  Donald Trump tells aides he li...
 

Current Conditions:
Partly Cloudy

Forecast:
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 41Low: 30
Tue - Sunny. High: 41Low: 28
Wed - Partly Cloudy. High: 41Low: 31
Thu - Mostly Cloudy. High: 40Low: 32
Fri - Scattered Showers. High: 51Low: 38

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather



Washington, DC

  ©2010 The Capital Post. All rights reserved.