Friday, May 10, 2013

Suddenly Benghazi looks serious to the BBC: “Heads will Roll”

In a refreshing turn around, the editor of the BBC Mark Mardell expressed a change of heart regarding the growing scandal of Benghazi. Previously Mr. Mardell had been dismissive of any idea that there was a cover up or a scandal involving Benghazi, but today he had something different to say. “This is now very serious, and I suspect heads will roll,” Mardell writes “The White House will be on the defensive for a while.”
Why the change of tune? Well he became convinced after ABC released hard evidence that the State Department asked the CIA to delete a paragraph that made reference to an  Al Qaeda-linked group, Ansar Al-Sharia. ABC had 12 separate edited drafts on the talking points of Benghazi. A State Department spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland, asked that the paragraph be taken out because the reference  “could be abused by members [of Congress] to beat up the State Department for not paying attention to warnings, so why would we want to feed that either?The BBC expressed a growing concern about Hillary Clinton’s lack of explanation. Mr. Mardell  stated that ABC had provided the  “first hard evidence that the State Department did ask for changes to the CIA’s original assessment.” 
At first Mr. Mardell had assumed it was a partisan witch hunt. He stated, “In the interests of full disclosure I have to say I have not in the past been persuaded that allegations of a cover-up were a big deal. It seemed to me a partisan attack based on very little,” but as new evidence has come to light, Mr. Mardell now thinks that Hillary will have much to answer for. He believes that she will have to eventually answer questions about why her department significantly edited the CIA information.
So now my question is of course. Why did she want the CIA paragraph removed? What else was edited out and why? It is easy to make assumptions, and speculate, and only Mrs. Clinton will have the answers. I have some suggestions as to why.
Possibly she wanted the gross incompetence of her department covered up. Clearly warnings were ignored and huge errors that caused loss of life. Then instead of investigating properly they blamed Gregory Hicks AFTER that had already sung their praises.
Perhaps, she feared that evidence of incompetence from her department would damage any future political aspirations she may have had.
Maybe, Hillary just hates to look stupid. I mean honestly she blamed the attacks on Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. She vowed to see him arrested and prosecuted for exercising his right to free speech and for telling the TRUTH about Muslims.  Guess what? He IS STILL in Jail. Even though clearly, the Benghazi attacks was a terrorist attack by Al Qaeda.  He is “officially” in jail for reasons unrelated to the video. He is in jail on a probation violation. 8 months after he was blamed for the attacks and arrested for making a video, he is still languishing in prison. Something doesn’t seem right about that.
All of this is just empty speculation. I doubt we will ever really know the full truth. After all, she is a Clinton. We all know that  the Clintons know how to scheme hide and deceive. I think Hillary’s hope for 2016 is shot. Just watch and learn as Obama points the cold hard finger of blame her way.  I wonder if she knew this is what she was signing up for when she made a deal with “the devil”.

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