An interesting news day yesterday.
First, Hillary Clinton steps forward and takes responsibility for the security failures in Libya that contributed to the deaths of our Ambassador and three other Americans by terrorists. I am not calling for three cheers for Hillary for accepting responsibility. In my opinion, she only did so because there was no escaping her responsibility as Secretary of State. The State Department is the only entity responsible for embassy security. So, is Hillary being the one adult in this administration? Is she being a good Democrat soldier and taking one for the team? Has Hillary given up her aspirations to run for the presidency in 2016? It is common knowledge that there is no love lost by the Clintons for Barack Obama. I am going to engage in a little conjecture here and say that the lack of security in Egypt and Libya was politically driven. And, that political policy was driven by the White House. The nitty-gritty decisions on embassy security are not made by the Secretary of State. They are made by professionals in security within the State Department. I believe those professionals were thwarted from putting proper security in those two countries because the word had come down from the White House that the President wanted to keep a low American security profile to assuage the sensitive feelings of his new Muslim friends now in power in Egypt and Libya. So, I expect in the coming days that either Hillary herself will let the President’s policies be known or there will be some leaks from those professionals that will expose the President¡s failed policies.
The other news story that had the talking heads abuzz was another of those unofficial official leaks this White House has become famous for making. Fox News reported on the AP story here.
The White House has put special operations strike forces on standby and moved drones into the skies above Africa, ready to strike militant targets from Libya to Mali — if investigators can find the Al Qaeda-linked group responsible for the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya.
Details on the administration’s position and on its search for a possible target were provided by three current and one former administration official, as well as an analyst who was approached by the White House for help. All four spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the high-level debates publicly.
The dilemma shows the tension of the White House’s need to demonstrate it is responding forcefully to Al Qaeda, balanced against its long-term plans to develop relationships and trust with local governments and build a permanent U.S. counterterrorist network in the region.
I think we can all agree that we want to get the bastards that killed four brave Americans, right? I know I do. However, I would like to know that we are going to get the RIGHT bastards and not just ANY bastards. In my post on the 28 September, I quoted a Yahoo news story and commented:
When gunmen struck the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11 of this year, the response from American officials was almost simultaneous: They immediately set about collecting information about the attackers, some of whom were quickly identified as foreigners, and tracing links from them to known extremist groups, a knowledgeable source has told Yahoo News.
Interesting, isn’t it? So, don’t be surprised if in plenty of time to influence the elections, that there will be some drone attacks in Libya and people will be killed and The Leader From Behind will announce that we have killed the leaders of those that attacked our embassy and killed our people. He will explain that the video cover story was necessary so as not to let the bad guys know what we knew. America will then know that The Leader From Behind was on top of things all along….
You might ask: “But Jim, do you really believe a president of Theses United States would order the death of innocent Libyans for political gain?” Unfortunately, with this president, I do believe he is capable of such a thing. Barack Obama has zero credibility with ne and most conservatives. That is not our fault. It is his fault. Barack Obama is a pathological liar. He could tell me the gawd’s honest truth on something and I would have to be skeptical of him.
If or when Obama unleashes his drones and announces that the perpetrators of the attack on our embassy in Libya have been brought to justice, because Barack Obama is who he is, we can not know if he is telling us the truth. By the very words of this unofficial official leak, we know the decision to send in the drones will not be a national security decision. It will be a political decision. If our intelligence people know who the attackers are and know where they are, the attackers would be killed first and then the American people would be told about it. They would npt announce their plans in advance so the killers could go into hiding. I do belive, in the case of Barack Obama, getting the RIGHT bastards is not important. For Barack Obama, ANY bastards will do.
Well, now you know what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?