There’s another Benghazi scandal – and would you believe LIBERALS are actually criticizing Hillary for this one?We’re all aware of the September 11, 2012 attacks on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya and the controversy that followed surrounding the death of the Ambassador and three other Americans, including two former Navy SEALs.
Believe it or not, that Benghazi episode was but the second scandal surrounding the secretary of state in regards to the nation of Libya.
Riley Waggaman writes in the Huffington Post; if we’re going to argue that Hillary Clinton has enabled ISIS and other terrorist groups – and that’s exactly what we’re arguing – we should focus our attention on her tireless advocacy for turning Libya into a moon crater.
Not many people give Clinton the proper credit she deserves for destroying Libya for no reason whatsoever. Shame on them.
As a brave crusader for all women – especially for women living in countries that she desperately wants to bomb – then-Secretary Clinton argued that the United States had a moral duty to intervene in Libya, stating that she was “deeply concerned” that Muammar Gaddafi’s troops were using rape as a weapon. (She was parroting a rumor started by Al-Jazeera which claimed that Gaddafi was handing out free Viagra to his soldiers so that they could rape 24/7.)
After Libya was flattened by NATO’s “no fly zone”, Amnesty International published a report which thoroughly debunked Hillary’s passionate plea for war.
Not only have we not met any [rape] victims, but we have not even met any persons who have met victims. As for the boxes of Viagra that Gaddafi is supposed to have had distributed, they were found intact near tanks that were completely burnt out.
In 2010, Libya ranked 53rd in the UN’s Human Development Index among 163 countries. With life expectancy at birth at 74.5 years, an 88.4 percent adult literacy rate and a gross enrollment ratio of 94.1 percent, Libya was classified as a high human development country among the Middle East and North Africa region.
Libyans once enjoyed a higher standard of living than two-thirds of the planet. Now their country is a terrorist stronghold ruled by competing warlords.
And as ISIS continues to lose territory in Syria and Iraq, Libya is increasingly seen as a fertile ground for jihadists.
Hillary Clinton turned a stable, developed nation into an ISIS safe haven using tactics that would have made even William Randolph Hearst a bit queasy. Forget Benghazi. Clinton is culpable in a far greater crime.
Would the Benghazi attacks we saw in 2012 still had been carried out had Hillary not created a haven for terrorists nearly a decade earlier? That’s the real Benghazi scandal nobody is talking about. And this woman is qualified to be president, because…?
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]