The Cover-Up Continues
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
wrote the commentary below -- and published it -- in late October of
2012, just days before the Presidential Election in November. Here
we are, some ten months later, and we seem no closer to the truth, or
to answers for multiple questions that arose at the time of the
So ... I'm publishing it AGAIN
in the hope (vain, perhaps) that it will peak enough interest among
readers that even more pressure will be brought to bear on Congress to
stop fiddling around and begin playing hardball with the administration
to force answers.
As you read below you will find that much of what I wrote ten months ago could just as easily have been written today ... that little has changed.
That fact alone tells us there has been -- and is -- ongoing
obfuscation at a monumental level by the administration, in hopes (I
believe) of leaving us baffled and/or bewildered. Instead, it has left this scribe angry.
Our nation's honor has been besmirched. The conduct of our government, on many levels, has been disgraceful and that disgrace has tainted our entire country. Our national honor is in question. And, dear reader, when a nation loses its honor, it has lost everything.
Understand this: We
Americans are all painted with the same brush. In America the
government is representative of the people. When the government lies --
the people lie. When the government allows four Americans to be
murdered without lifting a hand, it means ALL Americans allowed four of
their fellow Americans to be slaughtered -- without raising a finger to
Whatever happen in Benghazi was wrong, terribly wrong, whether planned, or unplanned, or part of a plan, it should never have happened. But it DID happen and it is an ugly part of our history that will never be successfully swept under the rug. Honest Americans
will not allow this horrendous blot on our past to go unnoticed or to
be sanitized by the historical revisionists who have dipped their
poisonous pens into the inkwell of lies and deceit to overwrite
distasteful and even illegal errors in judgment by our national leaders.
however, it is the national leadership instructing the obfuscation, the
sanitization, and the revision of facts pertaining to one of the
ugliest of incidents in nearly two and a half centuries of national
existence, much of it as a global leader, the people on whose
behalf the so-called leaders hold office, have a responsibility, yea, a
solemn duty, to insist they be held accountable and/or removed from the
high office of trust and leadership bestowed on them by the very
citizens they have betrayed by their disingenuous actions or inactions.
H. L. Mencken once said: "Honor is simply the morality of superior men." Men of honor tend to be, in my experience, men of high morals and character. Mencken also said: "The
difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter
regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been
How fortunate this
country was to have men of such high moral character and high standards
of honor create, not only the founding documents of the country, but
the foundation of the government itself. It is simply beyond the
scope of my understanding to envisage the gathering of these men in one
moment in time, in one geographical location on the earth, in one
particular struggle for freedom and independence, without -- repeat -- WITHOUT divine intervention.
I no more believe the congress of those men an accident of nature, or
time, or circumstances, than I believe the creation of man was an
accident of nature.
I am, unabashedly, of the school of thought
that America has had a divine mission since the toes of the earliest
settlers settled into the wet sand of the beaches of our verdant
continent. It was, I believe, to offer the people of the world an
example of how harmony between Providence and His creation could prosper
a nation while the people of that nation maintained a close working
relationship with their God AND their government and not succumb to the
siren call of a theocracy. Our new form of government would be responsible to the voice of God and to the voice of her people.
Now, however, our government has turned a deaf ear to both its principals.
It has become drunk on its own power and like unto a drunken man it is
staggering and lurching into one disastrous situation after another,
unable to resolve domestic or foreign problems as it relies solely on
its own limited powers of understanding carefully camouflaged from itself by layers of shiny sparkling arrogance.
is this ignorance, this arrogance, of America's leaders that brought us
the horror of Benghazi. And rest assured, it will bring more such
disastrous incidents in our future.
Here, now, is what I wrote in October of 2012:
Benghazigate: What Are They Covering-Up?
Four Americans are dead and the American people are being lied to as to how and why they got that way.
the President is lying - and needs to be impeached, or he's NOT lying
-- and needs to be impeached -- because he DIDN'T know what was
Repeat: Four Americans are DEAD. And as much as it
pains me to say it -- it doesn't look as if our government made a
genuine effort to save them.
I have watched, listened, and read
as much as we have been allowed to know -- plus -- information gleaned
by non-mainstream media sources, and I have concluded there is a major
cover-up at the top levels of the US government over the incident in
Now, let me be clear: I am not an investigative
reporter. That is not what I do. I am a commentator -- an opinion writer
... nothing more. I have deliberately "hung back" on any in-depth
comments on the Benghazi affair simply because there always seemed to me
to be more THERE there. In other words, it was obvious, at least to me,
that we were only getting drips and drabs of what really happened and, I
felt (and still do) that we have been told nothing of WHY it happened.
But, dear reader, even Helen Keller could see there is a major cover-up
surrounding the incident in Benghazi!
That CIA "safe-house" has
troubled me from the very beginning of this horrible story. What was the
CIA doing there? There was no embassy in Benghazi. In fact, the
building attacked was not even a consulate. If anything, it was a
"mission." Had it been an embassy, I'd not question a CIA presence. They
are practically a part of the furniture in any US Embassy. But, as I
said, this was NOT an embassy.
Remember too, the last person our
ambassador met with the evening of the attack was a Turkish diplomat.
What was a Turkish diplomat doing in Benghazi, Libya, meeting with
Ambassador Stevens at an unprotected site. Why not meet in the embassy
It now seems that the ex-SEALS were not attached to
the consulate, but were assigned to the CIA "safe-house." They
(laudably) went against orders and made a rescue attempt of the US
officials and staff at the consulate -- and lost their lives in the
There is now a fog of misinformation spewed up and out
by the Obama Administration in what -- in my opinion -- is an attempt to
cover-up an on-going scheme/operation to smuggle weapons into Syria
A few weeks ago, there was a report that Libyan
militia members had been ordered to turn-in the weapons that had been
supplied them in their struggle to overthrow Qaddafi. That report
confirmed that many of those weapons had been turned in. Where did those
weapons go? Perhaps, to the Syrian rebels?
It has been suspected
for some time now that the US has been supplying small arms to the
rebels in Syria for a while -- even though the Obama Administration
It is the kind of operation the CIA would be
up-to-their-necks in and it would explain their presence on the ground
in Libya in a safe-house a mile away from the consulate/mission.
the sake of argument, suppose the guns gathered from the Libyan militia
were being covertly sent to Turkey and then smuggled across the
Turkey/Syrian border to the Syrian rebels.
I continue to cycle
back to the question -- why was the Ambassador THERE , alone, without a
security detail, at that particular time, meeting with a high Turkish
diplomat. Remember, this was on September 11th. If there was going to be
an attack by terrorists -- September 11th would be the day for it.
I'm just hypothesizing here. I have no idea, at this point, what was
really going on. But, I have confidence in my opinion that there was a
covert operation underway -- one so black that sacrificing the lives of
four Americans was deemed "worth it" by our leaders in Washington.
For whatever reason, the Obama Administration has chosen to tell the world a bald-faced lie about what happened in Benghazi.
politicians lie, right? Yeah, they do. But this time -- four Americans
are dead and the country wants to know why that happened and why the
Obama Administration chose to lie to us about it.
It is clear
now, that all the warnings from the political right about the penchant
of this President and his administration for lies was absolutely
correct. If they are lying about the "Incident in Benghazi," what else
are they lying about?
Look. The cover-up of "Benghazigate" is far more important that Watergate ever was!
is what it is. The Mainstream Media in America is an organ of the
political left -- as is President Obama. There is simply no way we are
going to get anything approaching impartial reporting or a REAL
investigation of Benghazigate from the MsM.
For me, it is not just a matter of trust, it is a matter of honor -- NATIONAL HONOR.
America deserves better than we have gotten, or, are likely to get from Obama.
© J. D. Longstreet