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Roger L. Simon

Benghazi Continues: Hillary de Medici

May 9th, 2013 - 12:40 am

The Benghazi scandal is not over.  You will be told that by a lot of people. There is no smoking gun, etc. (Actually, there are many.)

Some folks on the right, because they have been so accustomed to failure in the face of a monolithic media, will be ready to throw in the towel.

That group is particularly disturbing because they are the very people who should be pushing this forward. Without realizing it, their proclamations of pessimism are a self-fulfilling prophecy.

I urge them to overcome it for the sake of our country, because — trust me — Benghazi is not over. It has only just begun.

Anyone paying attention to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearings Wednesday would have plenty of reasons for optimism.  To begin with, the testimony underscored (and how!) what we already knew — that the events of September 11, 2012, were a terrorist attack and not a demonstration over a YouTube video.

Gregory Hicks, the former deputy chief of mission in Libya, told the committee that Ambassador Stevens said precisely that — that he was “under attack” — when he made his very first emergency phone call from Benghazi to Hicks on that fateful night.

But don’t take Hicks’ word for it.  Take the word of one of his superiors — Beth Jones, the State Department’s own acting assistant secretary for Near Eastern Affairs.

In the closest thing to a coup de théâtre at the hearing, Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) revealed a September 12 email from Jones to Hicks, State Department officials Victoria Nuland and Patrick Kennedy, and Hillary Clinton’s personal counsel Cheryl Mills, stating that she (Jones) had informed Libyan leadership that the attack at Benghazi was the work of Ansar al Sharia – one of the world’s most well-known Islamic terror groups.

This was four days before Ambassador Rice appeared on five Sunday shows and lied to the American people by blaming the events on the YouTube video and long before Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton repeated that lie, he in front of the United Nations, and she in front of the very Chris Stevens’ coffin with family and friends in attendance.

Hillary de Medici, indeed.

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Henceforth, Hillary should always be referred to by her entire name:
HILLARY BENGHAZI CLINTON
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Maybe it was the camera angle, maybe it was the tiny hands waving wildly in the air, maybe it was the same shade of green on Hillary's dress and the Wicked Witch of Oz's skin, but i found the ''Curse you --I'm Melting'' and the ''what difference does it make?" scenes oddly similar.
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LETTERMAN: Now, I don’t understand, um, the ambassador to Libya killed in an attack on the consulate in Benghazi. Is this an act of war? Are we at war now? What happens here?
OBAMA: Here's what happened. ... You had a video that was released by somebody who lives here, sort of a shadowy character who -- who made an extremely offensive video directed at -- at Mohammed and Islam --
LETTERMAN: Making fun of the Prophet Mohammed.
OBAMA: Making fun of the Prophet Mohammed. And so, this caused great offense in much of the Muslim world. But what also happened, extremists and terrorists used this as an excuse to attack a variety of our embassies, including the one, the consulate in Libya.

He was LYING. And he KNEW it.
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WAS HILLARY LYING THROUGH HER TEETH OR LYING THROUGH HER ASS
DURING HER TESTIMONY?

What difference does it make? In the same way Hillary set up a false dichotomy before Congress: "Was it a protest or guys out for a walk?"

However, Hillary et al were trying to cover-up that during a planned terrorist attack, the WH did not send help to try and save Americans. This is pure evil.

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It is going to interesting to see who has the accident of falling out of window in a high rise. Getting soused and drowning in a pool or getting ran over by a runaway car. This is a Clinton situation here. Maybe someone will shoot themselves in Marcy Park and forget to leave the car keys at the scene again.
As this plays out it could get interesting. This time Hillary cannot run off on vacation while someone else does the dirty deeds... ala Vince Foster....
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I am struck by the ease with which many of our elected representatives look the American people directly in the eye and lie to us. Lying has become so commonplace that it seems MOST of what we are told is fabricated. Those in government who do not lie are clearly in the minority. In this case, four honorable, heroic Americans have died because of lies apparently by hillary clinton, barack obama and a lot of other people. We must know the truth and hold the liars accountable.
1 year ago
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What are the odds of Hillary having an accident on the way to the grocery store?
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What are the odds of Hillary having an accident on the way to the grocery store?
1 year ago
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LADY MACBETH(and her THANE,OBAMACBETH): SOMETHING WICKED THIS
WAY COMES...
1 year ago
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LADY MACBETH incarnate~SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES...
1 year ago
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Interesting that Elizabeth Jones is still acting assistant sec of state for near eastern affairs, not confirmed yet. She was I believe recently brought out of retirement to take this position, while her predecessor, Jeffrey Feltman, went on to some obscure post or other at the UN. Hmmm. Wonder what the story is behind that. Also wondering if it's true that Hicks was demoted to desk officer? Would like to know what his job title/duties are--desk officer would be a significant demotion from deputy chief of mission.
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Henceforth, Hillary should always be referred to by her entire name:
HILLARY BENGHAZI CLINTON
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Candy Crowley already has made the defense.






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