Secretary Of State Blocks Benghazi Survivors From Testifying
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 10:48 PM
On The Anniversary Of 9/11, Secretary of State John Kerry Blocks Benghazi Survivors From Testifying
While President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry threaten to bring us into war in Syria, one minute saying there is a red line, while in the next minute denying there is a red line; then saying Syria is a threat, then saying it isn't, and then saying it is; then saying that the administration doesn't need congressional authorization to use force, then saying the administration does; then saying that the threat of the use of force has brought about a possible settlement, then saying that the administration won't seek authorization to use force; then saying that the military attack would be small, then saying that the military doesn't make pinprick attacks, what has been going on with Obama's many promises that the American people will learn the truth about what happened in the Benghazi terror attack?
the one year anniversary of the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S.
Consulate In Benghazi, where four Americans were murdered, another
insult to the families of the victims and the American people has been
perpetrated by the Obama administration.
On October 26, 2012 President Obama said: "The minute I found out what was happening, I gave three very clear
directives. Number one, make sure that we are securing our personnel and
doing whatever we need to. Number two, we're going to investigate
exactly what happened so that it doesn't happen again. Number three,
find out who did this so we can bring them to justice. And I guarantee
you that everyone in the state department, our military, the CIA, you
name it, had number one priority making sure that people were safe.
These were our folks and we're going to find out exactly what happened,
but what we're also going to do it make sure that we are identifying
those who carried out these terrible attacks."
During the winter, accusations began to fly that the State Department was obstructing survivors of the Benghazi attack from testifying before congress.
Then at a April 30, 2013 press conference Obama claimed ignorance and that he was unaware of Benghazi survivors being threatened if they testified: "I'm not familiar with this notion that anybody has been blocked from testifying. So what
I'll do is I will find out what exactly you're referring to."
On the same day, State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell told reporters: "The State Department is deeply committed to meeting its obligation to
protect employees, and the State Department would never tolerate -- tolerate or
sanction -- retaliation against whistle-blowers on any issue, including this
one. That's an obligation we take very seriously -- full stop."
Well, let's see if this president and his administration were telling the truth. A year later, unlike what Obama told us in October 2012, we now know that nothing was done to secure our personnel; that we still don't know exactly what happened; and that no one has been brought to justice.
Even worse, today CBS correspondent Sharyl Attkinson reported that Secretary of State John Kerry told Congress that the State Department "will not honor the request to make Benghazi survivors available for questioning."In April, like usual, the president claimed ignorance. What will the charlatan say now? In April he said: "So what
I'll do is I will find out what exactly you're referring to." It looks like he talks to John "what exactly you're referring to" Kerry on a daily basis. Maybe he can find out what Kerry is doing by watching TV, the same way he allegedly found out about the IRS targeting scandal.
But don't worry about any of this, Obama has told us: "This is the most transparent administration in history." And because Obama said it, it must be true.