Don’t look now, but Benghazi is back in the news (although not because the D.C. press corps are finally doing their due diligence). Instead, the news is buzzing about a brazen prison break in the violent, eastern Libyan city.
It’s been nearly a year since the brutal September 11, 2012 execution of American Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. And the D.C. journalists have uncovered nothing. They lack investigative willpower and can’t think of any questions to ask, despite the total lack of disclosure by the Obama administration.
These attacks have shown us that a compliant media, together with corrupt politicians, can keep average Americans from knowing the truth. Cover-up in the U.S. capitol is only possible when all the sides work cohesively together, and the Benghazi cover-up machine has worked remarkably well.
Thankfully, congressmen Steve Stockman and Louie Gohmert, both of Texas, have launched a discharge petition to force John Boehner to allow a vote on House Resolution 36 (the creation of a select committee to investigate the murders of these Americans in Benghazi.)
We can only hope that a small group of heroic backbench Republicans will successfully stop John Boehner from protecting Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama from the culpability of full disclosure.
You see, a vote on the select committee creation has been repeatedly blocked by John Boehner. He’s trying his best to work closely with Barack Obama and doesn’t want the truth about Obama’s foreign policy disasters to get in the way of their relationship. Boehner would rather the truth seekers shut up and keep their opinions to themselves.
Meanwhile, Gohmert is trying to arrange for diplomatic security agent David Ubben to testify before Congress. Ubben is still recovering in Walter Reed Hospital from wounds he sustained during the Benghazi terrorist attack. Ubben was fighting alongside the two fallen heroes of that day, Navy Seals Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.
You’ll remember they were killed by mortar fire, the same mortar fire that nearly killed Ubben. Because he doesn’t want to be the focus of a media circus, Ubben has resisted testifying.
How it Works
First, the Obama administration lies about what happened. They tell America it wasn’t a terrorist attack; it was just a mob of disgruntled Islamic religious zealots upset about a Youtube.com video they didn’t like.
Then, when knowledgeable whistleblowers step forward to explain what happened, the media proceeds to focus on the whistleblowers, forgetting to ask tough questions of Obama, Hillary, and the foreign policy team that was in charge of diplomatic security that day. These so-called journalists ask loaded questions of the whistleblowers, such as, “Is it true you hate President Obama because he is black?”
Congress is in charge of oversight; and rather than really explore the tragic events and possibly enact reforms that could prevent similar attacks, they also join the cover-up.
Meanwhile, we still have no good answers as to why – with multiple U.S. Navy and Marine units in the Mediterranean – these heroic Americans waited over 20 terrifying hours for help as State Department and National Security Council staff dithered.
Boehner should stop blocking adequate investigation, and no stone should be left unturned as we seek to secure future American personnel from similar attacks. Americans who willingly accept dangerous postings abroad in violent countries such as Libya should have the best possible security equipment and adequate personnel to protect them.
We still have time to get the truth out. Everyone who died, along with their families and all others protecting America’s interests around the globe, deserve this respect and information.
This article originally appeared at CapitolHillDaily.com