This is part one of a five part piece taken from my blog at whileweslept.org
As the tide of political correctness rolls over our nation there are millions of Americans who will wear their vote as a civic crown of acceptance; of broad-mindedness. Just as a vote for Barack Obama seven years ago was seen as an exclusive gesture of modernity by pronouncing our transcendence of race, this election may well be the same for gender. The landscape seems to have been assembled with that in mind.
Let us realize that for over thirty years Hillary Clinton has been the beneficiary of the American public’s short-sighted memory. And now, as she hopscotches her way into position as the front-runner for the Democratic Party it is important the we look objectively at the trail of wreckage that both she and her husband have left behind.
Has there ever been a Presidential candidate so mired in controversy? For example, as I write this, despite the preponderance of evidence that during her time serving as Secretary of State she broke a number of federal laws – regarding the handling of classified material as well as operating on a personal server instead of the required government appointed one – there are still millions of people who seem to regard the Oval Office as Mrs. Clinton’s just reward for her long pursuit of it.
Many people who may vote in the democratic primary election and the general election in 2016 have no genuine knowledge of Mrs. Clinton. Millions of first-time voters will not remember the dozens of prior scandals that date back to the late-seventies. As the public’s critical vetting of a candidate has been reduced to an embarrassing confluence of smack-down banter and feckless mudslinging many have lost sight of Hillary Clinton’s sustained tradition of using felonious methods to further her own self-interest.
For those of us who remember headlines like ‘Travelgate’, ‘Filegate’ and ‘Whitewater’ this will serve as a reminder; for those whose image of her is a convoluted knot of sound-bytes about the ‘middle class’ and ‘college loans’, this will exhibit a forty year quest by an arrogant, sanctimonious, and reckless collectivist who has created inexhaustible resources through deceit and treacherous means.
Surely, most potential voters are likely to associate Hillary with Benghazi but what does it mean? During a recent conversation with a lifelong Democrat and Clinton supporter I asked what she thought about what happened in Benghazi: “C’mon, it’s just like everything that happens over there.”
Actually, it isn’t.
It is in fact, a grotesque and criminally negligent mishandling of a terrorist attack that occurred on the eleventh anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. On September 11, 2012 a group of Islamist militants launched an organized attack the American Consulate. Chris Stevens had been appointed to Ambassador just two months prior to the attack. Upon his arrival in Benghazi he’d asked for an additional 13 security guards citing the increasingly dangerous situation on the ground. His request went unanswered. 5 weeks prior to attack, Ambassador Stevens sent an urgent cable to Hillary Clinton personally requesting a protective detail bodyguard. Three days later, Hillary Clinton ordered the removal of his entire security team. In fact, there were hundreds of messages sent to the State Department and to Mrs. Clinton personally describing how Al-Qaeda militias had been patrolling the area around the Benghazi Consulate. There had been as assassination attempt on the British Ambassador nearby. In April of 2012, terrorists threw an IED (improvised explosive device) over the Consulate wall. In June of that same year terrorists blew a large hole in the Consulate gate.
At the onset of the attack on September 11, 2012 newly appointed Ambassador Chris Stevens and State Department Information Manager Sean Smith become separated from their meager security. They take refuge in the main building of the compound behind a fortified door with metal bars but the militants set fire to the building. Shortly thereafter, Ambassador Stevens is captured. He is raped and tortured before being killed. His body is dragged through the streets. Sean Smith dies of asphyxia caused by smoke inhalation.
A militant group advocating the strict implementation of Sharia law across all of Libya – Ansar al-Sharia – claims credit for the attack.
Around this time a U.S. surveillance drone arrives over the compound. It sends real-time footage back to the White House, the State Department and the CIA.
About a mile from the Consulate Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty (both former Navy Seals) were at the CIA Annex when the attack began. They radioed to their higher headquarters asking for permission to help and they were denied per the State Department. Also nearby, a Foreign Emergency Support team trained specifically for when a Consulate comes under terrorist attack had been deployed – but was held back by the State Department under the direction of Hillary Clinton. CIA officers on the ground nearby during the attack sent three separate requests for help but those, too, were denied. Woods and Doherty waited another hour and sent another request that was immediately denied. In a devastating exhibit of heroism, while knowingly disobeying their orders, they made their way to the Consulate to help. They requested air support. They called for ground support. The fighting went on for more than six hours with an unarmed drone hanging in the sky directly above them. Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were killed by a mortar shell nearly seven hours after the fight began. One of them was on the roof with a laser pointer on the mortar team – that laser could have helped guide in an armed drone easily. Tyrone’s body was found slumped over his machine gun.
Eight minutes after Doherty and Woods were killed Hillary Clinton issued an official statement in which she claims that the attack was a spontaneous response to ‘inflammatory material posted on the internet” and not a planned terrorist attack. The alleged ‘inflammatory material’ turned out to be a low budget satirical depiction of the early life of Muhammad.
Two days later, as Doherty and Woods were returned to the U.S. in boxes, Obama again blamed the attack on this internet video. Hillary Clinton told Charles Woods, the father of Tyrone, “We will make sure the person who made that film is arrested and prosecuted” and indeed the filmmaker was jailed. On September 20 the White House began airing apology ads for the internet video – apology ads.
This is the story the precedes the current email scandal.
Perhaps that according to Mrs. Clinton is another attempt by the ‘vast right wing conspiracy’ to knock her off from her pedestal.
Perhaps you have scrolled through various headlines reporting on recent developments in this ongoing email scandal that alleges that while Clinton was Secretary of State she operated her communications through a private email server instead of the government-issued server. An email scandal may not have a dire ring to it – unless of course, the emails and files that were deliberately scrubbed from Mrs. Clinton’s private server contained detailed information regarding the illegal shipment of millions of dollars of arms to terrorist cells operating in Syria, Qatar, Libya, and Turkey.
In 2011 then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with the aid of President Obama authorized the sale of literally hundreds of millions of dollars in arms to the government of Qatar which then, at their request, were sold and given to Libyan and Syrian rebel groups in the hopes that these rebels would overthrow their governments. It is a chilling fact that the Libyan rebels who attacked the American Consulate in Benghazi did so with weapons procured from Mrs. Clinton’s State Department.
This is what all the headlines spring from. The irritating banter from the ‘vast right wing conspiracy’ that Mrs. Clinton has been advancing for so many years has been brought on by her own criminal arrogance.
The State Department has the power to authorize the sale of weapons to other countries and organizations. They can also declare a country or state a terrorist nation, in which case the selling of arms to these nations would be a felony. However, Libya and Syria were on the U.S. terror list hence the sale of weapons to them is a felony. This is where Hillary’s private server comes into play. If Hillary Clinton had been conducting business as the U.S. Secretary of State on her government-issued email address (you know, ending in .gov instead of clintonemail.com) then her emails would have been subject to the Freedom of Information Act. That means that anyone can access them at any time through the proper legal channels. Government servers are encrypted and backed up regularly. Her personal email address had no encryption, meaning that it is safe to assume that the rumors alleging that both Russia and China had hacked her email account years ago are true.
By mandate, all electronic government communication is copied, stored and backed up. Since Mrs. Clinton was running her email through a personal server her communications were completely off the grid.
In fact, her tenure as Secretary of State enriched more than Syrian rebels and terrorist cells from Qatar. Though it is against the law to pay an government employee like a Secretary of State directly for any services, Hillary Clinton found a convenient loophole by using The Clinton Foundation as well as payments made to her husband Bill for ‘speaking engagements’. Isn’t it curious that in 2011 the Kuwait American Foundation wanted to buy arms from Boeing and shortly thereafter Bill Clinton gets paid 175,000 dollars by that very same foundation for giving a forty-five minute speech at a gala event. Quite suddenly, Kuwait is no longer considered a terrorist nation – so it is absolutely safe to sell weapons to them. In that same year, Bill Clinton is paid 625,000 dollars to speak at an event put on by Goldman Sachs (one of the largest donors to Hillary’s 2016 campaign). Two days later Goldman Sachs is awarded a contract to sell arms to Algeria; arms that would aid in the human trafficking industry. At the time Senator Richard Luger noticed these parallels and reported it to the media, who promptly tossed the story in the dustbin of history. Let us not forget that it is our job to discover who our ‘public servants’ really are. Hillary Clinton is banking on the notion that you won’t.