by Rick David
Clash Daily Guest Contributor
It was reported in the Washington Times back in August of last year. That’s right, in 2012, before Obama was re-elected. The Obama administration was selling arms to al Qaeda in Libya. Of course, who could believe that? After all, it wasn’t reported on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC or in the newspaper of record. The New York Times finally released the story in December, after the election. What convenient timing was that?
In a more patriotic day, we used to call arming our enemies treason. A President can be impeached for “high crimes”. Treason would certainly fit the definition. But the amazing thing about the new “transformed” America is that nobody gives a damn. After all, “Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive.”
What is even more puzzling is that the point man in these arms deals was one Ambassador Chris Stevens, who is now dead because of a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya that occurred last September 11, 2012. Doesn’t anybody think that something smells fishy here?
Certainly, security expert Frank Gaffney did. He was reported in the Washington Times last October, before the election, “GAFFNEY: The real reason behind Benghazigate Was Obama gun-walking arms to jihadists?” The story reported:
It now appears that Stevens was there — on a particularly risky day, with no security to speak of and despite now copiously documented concerns about his own safety and that of his subordinates — for another priority mission: sending arms recovered from the former regime’s stocks to the “opposition” in Syria. As in Libya, the insurgents are known to include al Qaeda and other Shariah-supremacist groups … We know that Stevens‘ last official act was to hold such a meeting with an unidentified “Turkish diplomat.” Presumably, the conversation involved additional arms shipments to al Qaeda and its allies in Syria.
So, let’s get this straight. The Obama administration, through Ambassador Stevens, was illegally funneling arms to a declared enemy force. We now know that the administration was aware of security threats in Benghazi, but nevertheless put their Ambassador in harm’s way. When he was attacked, troops assigned to guard him were told to stand down and he ends up dead. Then, the administration tries to blame the attack on a phony riot, all the while knowing that it was a terrorist attack. Why the cover-up, if there was nothing to hide? But, as Hillary says, “What difference does it make?” Bin Laden is dead, right? And besides, Obama cares about the little guy, right?
It is a common practice for criminal enterprises to sacrifice foot soldiers who know too much. The whole thing sort of reminds me of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown’s death. During the Clinton administration, he supposedly died in a plane crash, but he had a 45 caliber bullet hole in his head. The fact that he had threatened to reveal that the administration was illegally selling trade missions had nothing to do with his death.
What is disturbing about all of this is that nobody seems all that interested in pursuing an investigation or doing anything about any illegal activity. Oh sure, they hold their hearings for the cameras, where Hillary can bark at all of them as the media cheers. But, no one really wants to do anything about it.
And believe me, they know. The New York Times knows. ABC, CBS and NBC know. Senators McCain and McConnell know. The Senate and House intelligence committees know. But, “What does it matter?” After all, Obama won. Where are the brave leaders to stand up to this criminal enterprise? Isn’t there just one Joe Wilson out there? Oh, that’s right; the GOP threw him under the bus. But Obamacare does cover illegals. Obama was lying.
Image: President Barack Obama signs a condolence book in memory of Chris Stevens, U.S. Ambassador to Libya; Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stands at left; source P091212PS-0584; author Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
Rick David retired from a career in business in 2011. His experience includes service in the USAF, in medical sales and in operations for an educational testing company. He has a passion for and has been actively engaged in conservative issue advocacy and campaigning for over 30 years. He currently resides in North Liberty, Iowa with his wife of 43 years and travels extensively volunteering in lay ministry.