Thoughts on 9/11

September 11, 2013:

So there was supposed to be a “Million Muslim March Against Fear” on Washington today. NBC Washington reported that the event was “sparsely attended” – the understatement of the year. The actual count was about twenty-five people – and that’s twenty-five too many! Anyone who thinks that the anniversary of 9/11 is an appropriate day for such a “march” may be considered an enemy of the United States, or, at the very least, such a person should be considered as one who chooses to give support to the jihadists who want to kill us. (Kudos to all of those patriotic bikers who descended on Washington to counter the Million Muslim March!)

An organized Muslim march on September 11th in Washington is the immoral equivalent of the Ku Klux Klan marching on Washington on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Good, decent, peace-loving people do not pretend that such things are OK. Nor do decent people think it’s OK to build a mosque a block away from Ground Zero.

When I rustled out of bed this morning, I had forgotten what day it was – I don’t mark my calendar in anticipation of the anniversary of 9/11, but as I unfolded my laptop and started prowling around the news, it was there – live from Ground Zero, the surviving relatives choking out the names of their loved ones who were murdered at Shanksville, lower Manhattan and Arlington twelve years ago. I clicked the TV on and began watching uninterrupted news footage as it was recorded twelve years ago. This awakened in me feelings I experienced that horrible day.

Some say “Move on! – That’s all in the past…” They are mistaken. Some even say 9/11 was payback.

One of the most important things we need to remind ourselves is that the jihadists are still at war with western civilization and Americans are still their number one target. Just ask Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan or the families of his victims, or Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, or the survivors and families of his victims. Even though the Obama Administration refuses to acknowledge a “war on terror,” the jihadists are plotting and planning and waiting for every opportunity to kill Americans. Our weakness or lack of resolve becomes their opportunity. They will strike again.

The American people are still waiting for the Obama administration to come clean about events leading up to the murder of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, just one year ago – the 11th anniversary of 9/11 – no coincidence. And today, one day after 9/11, those same nihilists detonated a bomb at the Foreign Ministry in Benghazi – again no coincidence, for jihadists love to commemorate anniversaries with more death and destruction.

They will never admit it, but the truth is that senior officials in the Obama administration covered up their negligence and incompetence in handling the events that led to the attack at Benghazi that resulted in four Americans deaths. The victims were Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith and embassy security personnel, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.

Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who hopes to win our favor and become the first female President in 2016, was noticeably absent from the public eye in the aftermath of Benghazi.  In her place, then Ambassador Susan Rice was sent out by the Obama administration to lie to the American people in large part to prevent the Benghazi tragedy from damaging President Obama’s re-election prospects. President Obama has since rewarded Rice for her “loyalty” by making her our nation’s top national security advisor. This type of behavior simply shows that personal ambition and political power are the priority of this administration, rather than the truth, and the protection of the interests of the American people. The memories of those four Americans killed at Benghazi have been dishonored by this administration’s crafty lies.

The past cannot be changed; therefore I offer this wish for the future: May the American people soon find the collective wisdom to elect moral leaders, people who put the welfare of this country and its people ahead of their personal ambitions, unlike the rot occupying our present leadership in Washington.  That goes for Democrats and Republicans.

The present administration’s cover up of Benghazi was as much about Barack Obama’s re-election as it was about Hillary Clinton’s ambition to become the next president of the United States.

If you prefer lies and deception to the ideals and principles that have made America great, then in 2016, Hillary is your man.

Warning: Mark my words –  If you are a male person and you are thinking of voting for someone other than Hillary in 2016, you will be accused of being the worst kind of neanderthal, subhuman, sexist soldier continuing the “war on women.”

Frotho Canutus

The See Through President

Transparent President.jpeg

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Here is what President Barack Obama has posted about Transparency and Open Government on the White House web site:

“Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

SUBJECT:      Transparency and Open Government

“My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government.  We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.”


It must be evident to anyone who is honest with themself that President Barack Obama has zero credibility when it comes to government transparency.

The Obama administration still has not revealed why the decision was made not adequately protect ambassador Chris Stevens and the American consulate in Benghazi even though additional security had been requested. Eight months later and still waiting…

We still don’t know who in the State Department altered the Benghazi talking points given to Susan Rice, which were clearly altered to misinform the American people about why the murder of four Americans was allowed to take place. Instead we are still getting dismissals of questions about Benghazi like the one by President Obama’s Press Secretary Jay Carney who said recently that the murder of Americans at Benghazi “happened a long time ago.”

Despite repeated requests the White House is still refusing to release emails that may show how the administration wanted to change the Benghazi attack “talking points.” Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry is making the rounds proclaiming that this administration will “leave no stone unturned” in the Benghazi affair. Proof that John Kerry is a political hack with no self-respect.

Then there is the Fast and Furious gun walking case that resulted in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. When Congress requested information from the Obama Administration about the program, President Obama invoked Executive Privilege and U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder became the first sitting member of the Cabinet of the United States to be held in Contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate. Is this what President Obama means by transparency and open government?

(Update, May 16th) Yesterday the White House released a limited batch of 94 pages of emails related to the Benghazi affair. It is a small gesture at best because these emails were sent several days after the murders at Benghazi. The administration is only selectively releasing information in order to appear as though they are cooperating. The cover up continues…

Benghazi Cover Up II

Sean Smith, one of four Americans killed by terrorists at Benghazi

Sean Smith, one of four Americans killed by terrorists at Benghazi

It’s been a while since I have written about the Benghazi attack and the Obama administration’s apparent attempt to cover up the truth of that preventable tragedy.

When White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was recently asked at a press conference about new developments in the Benghazi terrorist attack, Carney implied that the subject was not worthy of discussion because “Benghazi happened a long time ago.”

Now let’s remember that four Americans were murdered during that September 2012 attack. Would Carney use the same lame dismissal that Newtown “happened a long time ago” if a journalist raised a question about the Newtown School Massacre? It’s likely Carney would lose his job if he acted as smug and callous in dismissing a question regarding the mass murder of school children. But Benghazi is different.

The reason why Obama administration officials have been acting out so strangely every time Benghazi is brought up is because they fear the truth getting out about their failure to protect our consulate in Libya and their subsequent effort to cover up their failure in an attempt to regain the White House.

The narrative that Obama had killed Bin Laden and crushed the terror networks was essential to winning back the White House. The truth about Benghazi threatened that. Once again, it was politics and personal ambition above all else. When political careers take precedence over the safety and security of Americans, Americans are sure to suffer or even die.

Let’s hope the testimony later this week from officials within the State Department will help us get closer to truth about Benghazi.  If they confirm what many of us believe, the people involved in this cover up need to be held responsible. Hillary in 2016? Maybe not….

The Benghazi Cover Up

On September 11, 2012, the eleventh anniversary of 9-11, two U.S. government facilities in Benghazi, Libya came under attack. This preplanned attack, carried out by Islamic terrorists, resulted in the murder of U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans: Sean Smith, a Foreign Service information officer, and Tyrone S. Woods and Glen A. Doherty, two former Navy SEALs working as security personnel at our consulate.

According to the bi-partisan report released yesterday by the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs,

“Senior officials from the IC (Intelligence Community), the Department of State, and the FBI who participated in briefings and interviews with the Committee said they believed the attack on the mission facility in Benghazi to be a terrorist attack immediately or almost immediately after it occurred.”

Furthermore, the Senate report states that, “there was never any doubt among key officials, including officials in the IC and the Department of State, that the attack in Benghazi was an act of terrorism.”

So why did Administration officials, Susan Rice, Jay Carney, Hillary Clinton and even President Obama himself mislead the American people to believe that the murder of four Americans in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9-11 was merely the result of a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Mohammed video? Only a naïve person would ask such a question.

The Senate report demonstrates facts that show the Obama Administration did not adequately protect our brave public servants in Benghazi from terrorist threats even though there were clear warnings that our consulate was in great danger. The Administration allowed a dangerous situation to get out of hand and then it got caught with its hands down. As a result four Americans were needlessly murdered by Islamic extremists.

At the time the Obama campaign was trumpeting the false narrative that our tough-as- nails commander-in-chief had nearly eradicated the terrorist threat by focusing the country’s attention on the killing of Bin Laden. The murder of our people in Benghazi threatened that narrative and jeopardized the re-election of President Obama. Therefore, instead of telling the American people the truth, the Obama spin team went into damage control. After all, there was a campaign to be won.

Here is what U.S. ambassador Susan Rice said on national TV while a guest on ABC’s This Week on September 16th, a full five days after the attack,

“First of all, let’s be clear about what transpired here. What happened this week in Cairo, in Benghazi, in many other parts of the region was a result, a direct result of a heinous and offensive video that was widely disseminated, that the U.S. government had nothing to do with, which we have made clear is reprehensible and disgusting.”

If high-ranking officials in the Obama Administration knew almost immediately that terrorists were involved in the murder of four Americans at Benghazi then why was our ambassador Susan Rice giving the American people a different version of events? There can be only one explanation. It was decided by Team Obama that the inconvenient truth behind the murder of four American public servants in Benghazi by Islamic extremists had to be suppressed.

The truth about Benghazi was trumped by Obama’s need to get re-elected. The ugly reality of the Benghazi affair is that when Team Obama was faced with a choice, it put its own needs ahead of the interests of the American people. Hail to the Chief!

P.S. – OK. So the Administration hid the truth from the American people. Some rationalize this by saying, “Obama is my guy” or “it’s no big deal – happens all the time.” I say, when our national security is at stake, when there are Islamic extremists plotting the destruction of America – then it is a big deal. If our political leaders allow the American people to become complacent for any reason it will increase the likelihood of another murderous, 9-11-like attack on American lives.

An American