Folks, I know followers of this page are long past being surprised by another blatant lie or misconduct by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. And many of you are even weary hearing about it while watching this woman — who willingly put the lives of Americans at risk and then so callously responds in the wake of their deaths — coast along as the presumptive Democrat nominee for president.
Yet, the damning evidence continues to mount, and we feel compelled to keep you informed as warriors of the truth in a world where our state media fails.
An email released today shows clearly the former Secretary of State’s own embassy in Libya clearly warned her department NOT to blame the Youtube video, the Innocence of Muslims, for the Benghazi terrorist attack. The newly-released email was originally sent two days before Susan Rice went on the Sunday talk show blitz to propagate the video lie central to the administration’s talking points.
The just-released email further calls out as a lie Clinton’s excuse during last week’s Benghazi hearing that contradicting reports about what happened were simply the “fog of war.”
As Breitbart reports:The House Benghazi Committee released a new email Saturday that a Tripoli embassy official sent to Clinton’s underlings in Washington, D.C., on September 14, 2012, two days before Susan Rice appeared on Sunday talk shows to use the administration’s “video” talking point.
“Colleagues, I mentioned to [redacted] this morning, and want to share with all of you, our view at Embassy Tripoli that we must be cautious in our local messaging with regard to the inflammatory film trailer, adapting it to Libyan conditions,” the official wrote.The official added:
“Our monitoring of the Libyan media and conversations with Libyans suggest that the films [sic] not as explosive of an issue here as it appears to be in other countries in the region. The overwhelming majority of the FB comments and tweets we’ve received from Libyans since the Ambassador’s death have expressed deep sympathy, sorrow, and regret. They have expressed anger at the attackers, and emphasized that this attack does not represent Libyans or Islam. Relatively few have even mentioned the inflammatory video. So if we post messaging about the video specifically, we may draw unwanted attention to it.”
“And it is becoming increasingly clear that the series of events in Benghazi was much more terrorist attack than a protest which escalated into violence,” the official continued. “It is our opinion that in our messaging, we want to distinguish, not conflate, the events in other countries with this well-planned attack by militant extremists. I have discussed this with [redacted] and he shares PAS’s view.”
We all know that blame the video is exactly what Clinton and her surrogates did — despite Clinton’s own statements in the immediate hours and days following the attack that she KNEW it was a terrorist attack. And even under oath during last week’s Benghazi hearing, Clinton blamed the “fog of war” for conflicting stories emanating from her State Department. How can anyone but those who choose to be blind (e.g., liberal media and die-hard Clintonites) buy that when so much evidence, in black and white, tells us otherwise?
Or are we to believe, perhaps, that this warning never made it to Clinton, who’s admitted she didn’t really use email all that much to conduct business? Or maybe her staff didn’t have her private email, like Ambassador Chris Stevens — and unlike actor Ben Affleck? Honestly, you can’t make this stuff up. And how tragic it is.
All sarcasm aside, how can anyone possibly promote this woman to be Commander in Chief? At best — if we’re being generous — she failed to show leadership in the “fog of war,” which is a pretty important thing for a Commander in Chief, if you asked me. At worst — and, sadly, the worst is what happened — she chose to blatantly lie to the families of dead Americans and the American people, for political reasons. Regardless of a candidate’s competence or experience (or, hey, gender) on any front, this should be a flat-out deal breaker. What a sad commentary on the state of our republic that it’s not.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]