There is a reason why statutes of limitations do not apply to some crimes. That’s because of the egregious nature and seriousness of acts which, by commission or omission, result in the unnecessary death of a human being. Cold Case investigation units were formed in police agencies for the purpose of solving crimes of horror, no matter how long ago they happened.
Life is precious, especially those who die in the course of serving their country, or those who die saving the lives of others. The value of such lives is not abridged with the passage of time. That’s why the criminals of Benghazi should be fully exposed and punished, and I don’t mean only the terrorists.
Some would opine that Benghazi is old news and should be set aside. Tell that to the families of Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. They are dead – unnecessarily. They were heroic men serving their country for which they died. Terrible decisions on the part of their government officials, that led up to and during the attack, were responsible for the horrendous outcome.
One thing certain: They were hung out to dry.
The president’s words ring hollow in my head, when he referred to deserter Bo Bergdahl’s exchange for five notorious terrorists. “We don’t leave soldiers behind.” Oh? Really?
Some will say that the Benghazi investigation is just politics. The problem is that we have no choice but to rely on elected people to head investigations for determining facts, seeking truth and then justice.
Supporters of Hillary Clinton say she weathered the recent congressional probe very well. Not really. In fact, two important revelations came out of that hearing.
1) E-mail records and witness testimony showed that Ambassador Stevens and his underlings had pleaded, virtually hundreds of times, for increased security at Benghazi over a period of months before the attack. Each was declined. Security was not only declined, it was diminished over that year, a perfect setting for the terrorists. The consulate was listed among the most dangerous American outposts in the world which had already been attacked. The British facility had closed down after being attacked. The Red Cross left because of threats. The Secretary of State could not possibly be unaware of these situations.
2) Secretary of State Clinton issued three e-mails during, or within 24 hours of the attack. One to her daughter, another to the Libyan Prime Minister, and a third to the Egyptian Prime Minister informing everyone this was a terror attack, nothing to do with an anti-Muslim video. Yet, in the ensuing days and weeks, the “Muslim video” lie remained the prevailing narrative from Hillary and the president himself. She proffered that same falsehood to the families of the victims as the caskets lay nearby, knowing it was a lie.
Which begs the question: Why? What was the purpose of such a stupid lie? Why were the American people being distracted from the truth?
Then, there’s the question of the ensuing investigation? The government took the Ferguson police killing of strong-arm robber, Michael Brown, more seriously than the murder of four Americans in Benghazi. The president was so unconcerned about Benghazi, he immediately absconded to attend his fund raiser in Las Vegas as the bodies were still warm, and then headed to the late night TV show circuit. Mrs. Clinton? Once she perpetuated the lie to the families of the dead heroes, she boarded a plane to go nation-hopping for three months, shaking hands, gone and unapproachable. In my view: Hiding. She delegated Susan Rice to lie for her on five Sunday talk shows.
As more investigations surface, we learn that the air support systems were on the ready for Benghazi that night, but never received the go-ahead from top command. In the beginning, the heroes of Benghazi were told to stand down, despite pleas for help from the consulate compound that was under attack. The contract security men on the ground have attested to that.
Everything about this conundrum reeks to high heaven; before, during, and after.
Yes, after. As an old time crime scene investigator, I know how important it is to quickly secure a scene in order to search for and impound as much forensic/physical evidence a possible. It took a long three weeks before our government deployed any federal agents to investigate that crime scene. Too late. Whatever evidence would be there, including files and computers, would be long gone.
There had to be a reason.
One thing we do know: Our leaders mishandled this entire scenario, before, during and after. The only thing we don’t know are what decisions were sheer ignorance, sheer incompetence, or worse, deliberate.
The so-called “anti-Muslim” video is also an unsolved mystery. A silly amateur endeavor which took one day to shoot with “B” actors in need of an acting gig, it had no significant message or purpose. Could it be that the video was deliberately created to serve as the false motive for the pre-meditated attack on the Benghazi consulate? Yes, there are conspiracy theories, which may not be provable, but they make much more sense than the drivel provided us by our government officials.
In all, it is a conundrum which needs more unravelling. The families of dead Americans are entitled. When any Secretary of State and a president offer provable lies to families of dead heroes, and to the American people, and to the United Nations, something needs to be done. We hear much from the Executive Branch about needs for seeking justice in other matters. They should begin in their own house.
This is a whodunit which still needs to be solved.
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