Glenn: Here’s the truth on Benghazi

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Tonight I want to cover two scandals and in these two scandals – Benghazi and the IRS – remember that timing is everything. Just last week, it was a week ago Saturday, the president was speaking to graduating students and of all of the messages that he could deliver to people, here’s the one he thought was the important message.

President Obama Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices.

This is one of the most incredible things. Okay, I can’t take his voice anymore. To actually hear this guy, this is exactly the opposite of George Washington, this is the opposite of Kennedy, for the love of Pete. No president ever says Don’t worry about government tyranny. Are you kidding me? That’s what has made us America and it is something really bizarre for the most powerful man on the planet to say. It kind of wreaks of Hey, here’s my license and registration, Officer. And by the way, there’s nothing absolutely of interest in the trunk, so you shouldn’t look.

The definition of Tyranny: “Cruel or oppressive government rule.” Oppressive Rule: “The unjust exercise of authority.” Now, what would that mean, “the unjust exercise of authority”? Well, you’re looking for tyranny, I don’t have to explain it. Let me have the guys this morning on MSNBC explain it.

VIDEO – Morning Joe Show MSNBC
Man: One other point to make, there’s been many overblown claims of tyranny and abuse of power from the government over the last few years. We’ve had those, “we’re coming for your guns,” that kind of thing. This is tyranny.

Man: This is.

Man: If this is a government, a non-partisan agency coming after specific groups, this time it’s real.

This time, this time it’s real. I hope “this time” it’s not too late. We’re going to get to the IRS scandal here in a minute, but we need to lead with the thing that I think, I hope, or I think the people in the administration are hoping will just go away, because I hope all of the people in Washington are terrified of the news media actually on this story – Benghazi.

Why would they be terrified? Well, because of the one thing that no one really is reporting on yet and it is the truth, what’s really going on with Benghazi. The government is running guns and aid to our enemies: the Muslim Brotherhood, they go into the hands of al Qaeda, other Islamic radical groups and what they’re doing is fomenting revolutionary democracy. They’re running guns.

Ambassador Stevens was the point man for the exchange of guns. When it comes to what happened on September 11, they had forewarning. It came under attack by terrorists. The administration knew it, they watched it happen in real-time, they stopped the military from intervening and they are covering up and have done so by validating the radical Islamist excuse of Islamophobia in an attempt for sympathy and leniency on their murderous attacks. The Pentagon, the CIA, the White House and the State Department, they’re all involved.

And the scariest part is, it continues today. No one will speak out about this yet, but it’s coming. I believe this to be the worst scandal and worst cover up in our nation’s history and we’ve had some bad, bad scandals. The president wants you to look away from this, but we mustn’t as a country. If we don’t solve this problem this time around, God help us, because the administration will be completely out of control.

On September 11, 2012, the president was informed of an ongoing attack in Benghazi. He then decided, strangely, to announce to the world two days later that he just turned in for the night and he said You just tell me what happens in the morning. That should have been the media’s first red flag. Wait a minute, the guy is running for reelection, in the middle of a campaign, there’s an ambassador that’s killed, why would he come out and say Yeah, I was a little sleepy. I went to sleep. They were protecting him. They’re saying, Mr. President, if this ever gets out, you couldn’t be in the room. That was the first red flag, but let’s review on what they said.

First of all, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice and the president said that the best intelligence suggested that Benghazi was the result of a spontaneous protest gone bad.

Hillary Clinton: We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with.

VIDEO – Meet the Press
Susan Rice: What happened in Benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous, uh, reaction to what had just transpired hours before in Cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in Cairo, uh, which were prompted, of course, by the video.

VIDEO – Face the Nation
Susan Rice: It began spontaneously in Benghazi uh as a reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in Cairo where, of course, as you know, there was a violent protest outside of our embassy.

Jay Carney: We saw no evidence to back up claims by others that this was a preplanned or premeditated attack. That it was, we saw evidence that it was sparked by uh the reaction to this video.

President Obama: This was a crude and disgusting video that sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world.

This is a really important time. This September 25, really important time, because the president said today, he said he released somebody to go up to Capitol Hill and say it was an attack. Yet two or three days later, he said this, so which is it, Mr. President? It’s only getting worse for them. Every day that goes by, the more they’re on the record, the worse it gets.

They said there was no indication that what happened in Libya was terrorism.

Jay Carney: I’m simply saying that based on the information of what we initially had available and have available, we do not have any indication at this point of premeditation or preplanned attacks.

Okay, here’s the truth – No protest ever took place.

Congressman Trey Gowdy: When Ambassador Stevens talked to you, perhaps minutes before he died, as a dying declaration, what precisely did he say to you?

Greg Hicks: He said, “Greg, we’re under attack.”

Congressman Trey Gowdy: Would a highly decorated, career diplomat have told you or Washington had there been a demonstration outside his facility that day?

Greg Hicks: Yes, sir, he would have.

Congressman Trey Gowdy: Did he mention one word about a protest or a demonstration?

Greg Hicks: No, sir. He did not.

No intelligence report, phone call, evidence or anything ever suggested otherwise. In fact, every report from the ground indicated this was clearly a coordinated terror attack planned by a group – not an act of terror by angry protestors. When caught in that lie, the White House tried to shuffle the blame on to the CIA saying the Benghazi talking points that blamed the video were put together by the Intelligence community.

Jay Carney: Those talking points originated from the Intelligence community. They reflected the IC’s best assessments of what they thought had happened.

Right. Here’s the truth. There was an extensive amount of input from the State Department, specifically Hillary Clinton’s spokesperson concerning the edits.

Reporter: I have obtained 12 different versions of those talking points that shows that they were dramatically edited by the administration.

Dramatically. Jay Carney said the administration made one change to the talking points – one.

Jay Carney: And the only edit made by the White House or the State Department to those talking points generated by the CIA was a change from uh, referring to the, the facility that was attacked in Benghazi from “consulate,” because it was not a consulate, to “diplomatic post.” I think I had referred to it as a diplomatic facility, I think it may have been diplomatic post.

That is incredibly specific. But here’s the truth, there were 12 major revisions that went beyond stylistic. Jay Carney said the edits didn’t change the substance of the talking points.

Jay Carney: But the point being, it was a matter of uh, uh, non-substantive, factual correction.

Right. Anybody watch, anybody watch last week? Buck Sexton was on and he had it all on the chalkboard, all of the changes. The truth is, the State Department edits deleted all reference to the al-Qaeda affiliated group Ansar al-Sharia as well as references to CIA warnings about terrorist threats in Benghazi in the months preceding the attack. The edits prove the administration knew from day one that this was a planned terror attack and specifically went out of their way to provide cover for the terror groups involved in the attack.

Why? And then why would you instead direct the blame on America and American freedom and a filmmaker? It proves that Hillary Clinton lied in the face of families of the fallen Americans while she gave that speech when she said, “We are going to do everything we can to make sure that the guy who made this video goes to jail.” And they put him in jail. Hillary Clinton also said there was no advanced intelligence that warned of an attack.

Hillary Clinton: And with all of our missions overseas in advance of September 11th, as is done every year, we did an evaluation on threat streams. And the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has said we had no actionable intelligence that an attack on our post in Benghazi was planned or imminent.

Key word – actionable. I’ll get to that in a second, but here’s the truth. September 8th, three days before the attack, a local security official met with American diplomats in the city and he warned them about the deteriorating security. He told the U.S. officials, “The situation is frightening. It scares us….” And Gregory Hicks said this.

Greg Hicks: In Bahrain, my Shia opposition contacts gave me advanced warning of impending attacks on our embassy and anti-American demonstrations, allowing us to prepare and avoid injuries to staff.

Okay. We received a quote from one our sources, “Everyone in the Intelligence community knew this attack was coming.” This bolsters Hicks’ account and further proves Hillary Clinton was lying when she said there was no advanced intelligence or warning of any pending attacks. However, she used “actionable.”

Well, if you want to excuse her by using the word “actionable,” then we have to know the answer to this question: why were you confused, why did you swear you were going to arrest a filmmaker, because you did have intelligence. Maybe it wasn’t actionable at the time, but once it broke, you knew.

Just a few hours ago, about noon, the president again talked about the video. Here’s what he said today.

President Obama: Immediately after this event happened, we were not clear who exactly had carried it out, how it had been, uh, how it had occurred, what the motivations were. It happened at the same time as we had seen uh, attacks on U.S. embassies in Cairo as a consequence of this film.

Unbelievable. But here’s the truth, there was no protest in Benghazi. It was an attack. The protests in Egypt weren’t about the video either. He’s lying again. We know that the 9/12 Egypt protests were about the imprisonment of the Blind Sheik; a terrorist serving a life sentence in the States for his role in the ’93 World Trade Center bombings. So he’s making this up yet again!

No one even knew this video existed. There were no media reports prior to September 11, 2012. It had virtually no views. People weren’t even motivated to email it, let alone protest and kill somebody over it. It is a mountain of lies.

Let me give you a flashback from the debates.

President Obama: And the suggestion that anybody on my team, whether the Secretary of State, our U.N. Ambassador, anybody on my team would play politics or mislead when we’ve lost four of our own, governor, is offensive.

Oh, well, I want the president to know, I’m not only suggesting it, I’m declaring it and I agree, it is offensive. It’s sick. And so why would this administration do it and then lie? Well, a few reasons. One, it fits with their political correctness theme; their embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood’s goals. It also provides political cover for the administration’s lie that al-Qaeda was defeated.

But it goes deeper than that, and this is the one thing that you’re not going to get the Republicans to talk about either. And believe me, believe me, at the highest levels, they know. It goes back to the original theory that we broadcast here on this network just a few days after Libya, and on Friday Geraldo Rivera reported on that very thing, about what we talked about days after Benghazi he said he’s now hearing from his sources – arming the Syrian rebels. Watch.

Geraldo Rivera: I believe and my sources tell me they were there to round up those shoulder-fire surface to air missiles, they were going to hand those missiles over to the Turks and the Turks were going to give them to the rebels in Syria. It was like Iran Contra. I think that it merits gigantic investigations. It will all become clear—

Okay, this is really interesting, because FOX News should either discredit Gerald Rivera and make it clear that his sources were wrong, or they should follow that story up. We made the same prediction on September 17th. We’re a scrappy little media group. I don’t have the global resources of Fox or ABC or CBS, but we’re still breaking ground on this story.

Why is it the big networks, with all of those resources have nothing? Well, actually they do. CBS News has spiked a couple of stories on this. Yet, the problem is, is that the head of CBS News, he has a brother and his brother happens to be the guy who changed all the talking points on Benghazi – David Rhodes. Now this is the head of ABC. This is Ben Sherwood. I actually like the guy. He’s a friend, but he’s wrong here. Give him credit, they did break the story on Friday and they were the ones that broke the damn, but his brother is President Barack Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, no, that’s this person. Ben’s is his sister. His sister is Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood. She is the Special Assistant to the President. And then you have Jay Carney. Well, Jay Carney is married to somebody, she just happens to be the Senior National Correspondent, Claire Shipman.

Let’s see, CBS, ABC, NBC. Hello! NBC spiked the story this weekend – Gregory Hicks, the whistleblower – they spiked it. The story is a Democrat, a Democrat that voted for Hillary Clinton. But NBC didn’t think that that was important. Maybe the president mocked the idea of tyranny lurking around the corner, because it’s not around the corner. It’s already here. It’s not only here with Benghazi, it is also here with the IRS. And please, Dear God, pray that your neighbors open their eyes, because the IRS becomes the healthcare enforcer in just a few months. And we’ll show you what the press has finally recognized that the IRS has been doing for the last couple of years, next.

  • landofaahs

    SOBS. (Stop Obama’s Bull Ship).  Impeach the dictator.)))))

    • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

      Land – the more I see and hear Obama, the more I am convinced he is going to snap completely at any moment and then he becomes capable of doing anything to drown our nation in a sea of blood.

    • jen

       Beck also is not speaking the truth of Benghazi.  Changing talking points is the least concern.  What repubs/dems alike are hiding is that US gov’t was funneling arms from Libya (via Turkey) to its final destination of Syrian al quaeda rebels. 

      Also, that al quaeda forces in Libya killed the same ambassador that helped al qaueda overthrow qaddafi.  Now, the question is why would al qaeda kill one of its own in the US government. 
      And, why did Romney refuse to disucss Benghazi during election when it had just occurred.

      Bush is also a leftist just as Obama.  Remember, media started exposing Bush also soon after he got re-elected.  This helped dimiinish confidence in us political parties.

  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Obama and many in the administration and government are traitors and murderers. 

    They have provided arms to our enemies, and allowed the death of four brave Americans to occur. Now they are fighting to keep the truth concealed and witnesses intimidated for one main reason – to save their very lives.

    When America finds out the full extent of their treason and other crimes, the calls for justice will reach unto the heavens themselves – and the House of Obama has to come down.

    • Anonymous

      those are a lot of vague, ugly accusations. i don’t suppose you have any evidence for you accusations of murder and treason, do you? Nope, didn’t think so.
      lol  at “the house of obama”. you’ve been watching game of thrones too much.So glad you have the free speech to spout your bullshit nonsense day after day. But don’t for a second thing you’re having any effect on the world.Except for me. You certainly amuse me. Thanks for the entertainment.

      • Christine Gucker

        and you have no problem with all of these controversies..and the administration as it stands now?  Really?  You don’t see anything whatsoever wrong with what is going on in our nation?  Please enlighten me with something I may have missed or am missing.  I would really really like for you to correct my thought process and please shed some light…and help me to not doubt this administration.  Please!  I’ll be patient and wait your reply but I don’t know if our nation can hurry!

        • Anonymous

          I have no problem with the fake scandals that are obviously politically motivated. I have lots of problem with the Obama administration, but they are about policy, not fake scandals, and not nonsense about his beliefs. I criticize him from the left all the time, about drones, gitmo, the patriot act, etc.
          and honestly, the people going off about him being a Muslim or a commie or that he wants to be a dictator or destroy the country? All that nonsense distracts from real issues of liberty and rights that were eroded under bush and have not gotten better.

          • Eddie Morris

            mentioning Bush tells me all I want to know about you.

          • Anonymous

            Yes, well, you wouldn’t want to hurt that little brain of yours by knowing too much at once.

          • Christine Gucker

            You know I would like to ask you one question and it may or may not be two part or even three part  but here it goes:

            Let me build a case scenario if I may…you interview for a job…a job you believe was wrecked by the predecessor and you vow to do a much better job and that you can and will do a better job..the interviewee looks and sees a not so experienced resume but is charmed by your intensity and influential skills.  So you take this job and you are in it for 4 years….tell me, please, when you are reviewed for your performance…do you really think that your reason of” it’s all your predecessor’s fault”, would really fly with upper management?  Seriously?  So, when you mention G.W. after 5 years…I see humor…I see the best excuse…second only to the one more often used…”racist”.  So would you really stand up there and blame the person before you about how terrible your job performance is…and actually believe they will agree to extending your work agreement?  Yeah, I thought so!  Thank you and goodnight!  

          • Anonymous

            I will answer you seriously, Christine.
            If I were hired to clean up the enormous mess created by my predecessor, it will take time, and there will be setbacks. I can’t be expected to fix everything perfectly and immediately, when it took my predecessor 8 years to destroy things so thoroughly. 
            HOWEVER, and this is the important point, 
            most of the time I mention Bush is NOT because I seriously think we still need to blame him, but because I’m pointing out they hypocrisy of the posters. If you criticize Obama for something that you gave Bush a free pass for, it’s clear you don’t really care about that issue, and you’re just using it as an excuse to attack a Democrat in power.

            If you criticize Obama for something that you gave Bush a free pass for, it’s clear you don’t really care about that issue, and you’re just using it as an excuse to attack a Democrat in power.

          • Christine Gucker

            Enormous? Destroy?…such powerful words when describing Bush’s Tenure…and your take on this administration is stellar?  lol…just typical spin on nothing even remotely close to the truth!  This guy had and has no experience to be where he is…thanks to crooked media and getting 97% of the registered Black vote this is what we have in the WH!!  You cannot tell me he did not know about the IRS and the cover up and I just love love love love how all you liberals are now trying to say that it’s the Republicans that are politicizing Benghazi when in fact it’s just the complete opposite because when this went down Obama had to do whatever he needed in order to justify his campaigning and how Al Qaeda is no more…oh please…you guys just refuse to place blame on this guy for anything and nothing…which is far scarier than anything else…keep drinking the kool-aid this man is the Anti-Christ and one day  you may actually see just how bad this man is and how it will go down in history as the man that felt he was above the law and the constitution and the worst president in history and the man that destroyed this country but I highly doubt you will see the light ever because you would probably blow him if he asked!  lol 

            You are lost soul! 

      • Anonymous

        What’s game of thrones?  Since you mentioned it in a post aren’t you the one more familiar with what it is?

    • Anonymous

      Snow, they take the approach of the victim here to demonize anyone willing to tell the truth on Benghazi.  Susan Rice claims that it’s only her job to report what she’s being told as a spokesperson.  Hillary Clinton claims that she didn’t have reliable intelligence to move forward on, when in fact she had mountains of intelligence to act on for months. 

      Couple this with the fact that Eric Holder and Timothy Geithner both know exactly who is responsible for the IRS scandal.  If they themselves aren’t involved, then the alternative is that Holder is protecting whomever is responsible which makes him a liar, perjurer, and an accessory to a treasonous and criminal act.  

      Notice how nobody seems to be brave enough to point the finger up the food chain towards Barry Soetoro.  I remember a quote from the movie American Beauty.  “Never underestimate the power of denial.”

      • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

        Good points, 

  • Anonymous

    You got to give it to Glenn, he’s all fired up! Go, Glenn, go. Go all out on this. I swear that if you guys are successful about impeaching Obama… my hat off to ya’.

    • Anonymous

      Impeaching Obama would not have the redounding effect of “success.”  True success for this nation is when we elect a good man for the Oval Office with integrity and competence towards his job.  I could like Obama the person much more if it weren’t for some of his traits which I abhor.  
      When Obama defeated both McCain and Romney he won a personal victory.  The Democratic Party didn’t benefit to the extent that Obama did personally.  The tragedy is about who lost.  The nation as a whole lost out on prosperity when they elected a candidate who vowed to tax you more as you prosper more.  
      I’d rather that Obama didn’t commit the egregious acts of treason that he has.  I’d rather it be that there is no reason to impeach him.  But there are plenty of reasons to get him and his whole cabinet out now.  They are corrupt and it’s not some sort of pride swelled victory for the Republican Party.  All conservatives really want is to restore pride in the Constitution and rule of law, instead of trivializing these things.

  • Mary Elizabeth Danuser

    I can’t see America being able to handle much more from this administration.
    Why can’t we kick Obama out of office?
    Everyone in the White House is so corrupt/dishonest.
    I’ll never understand how 1/2 0f people living in the USA can’t see dishonesty.Liz 

  • Anonymous

    There’s no getting away from the fact that this would have been committed by groups armed and supported by NATO (i.e. the US) in the first place. Thing is them and their ilk are in Syria now getting re-supplied again. What was it Einstein said about screwing up ?



    According to a report from the Washington Times, retired 4 Star Admiral James Lyons reveals the entire plot that led to the deaths of Americans in Libya that could have been prevented, who gave the orders, and why events took place as they tragically did. Admiral James Lyons is probably the highest ranking figure ever to intervene in a federal government criminal case, and testify. Thanks to this man’s dedication to his country and the truth, we will finally know the truth and who was responsible.In his words Lyons says that the attack on Benghazi was a bungled kidnapping attempt to be perpetrated upon Ambassador Stevens. This was to appear to be a hostage exchange for a terrorist prisoner who was to be released in trade for a supposedly captured US ambassador. The trade would have been for Omar Abdel Rahman an international prisoner, known as the Blind Sheikh.This apparent abduction by terrorists of our ambassador and then negotiated trade for the Blind Sheikh would have been the “October Surprise” that would have elevated President Obama’s flagging popularity and boosted his approval ratings for a re-election. A dramatic prisoner exchange that saved our ambassador’s life However, something went horribly wrong. A cunning and illegal bit of treachery by the Obama White House turned into something entirely different. Obama’s October surprise turned into a carnage orchestrated by the White House itself as the President, Leon Panetta, and CIA Director, David Petraeus watched via a UAV real-time feed as a 7 hour attack on the Benghazi Embassy raged. Reportedly, stand down orders were given several times to different units within striking distance.A plot of pure deceptionWith what should have been only a staged kidnapping of Ambassador J. Christian Stevens, instead, Navy Seals Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty refused a stand down order and began doing their job of protecting the ambassador using force. Immediately the well-trained Seals began inflicting heavy casualties upon the terrorists who thought they were merely in a cake walk to abduct Ambassador Stevens without mishap. As a result of the plan going awry, a massive attack arose from the anger of the terrorists who felt they had been betrayed by President Obama. In the aftermath of the battle which saw Navy Seal Glen Doherty was killed after the embassy had been overrun along with the ambassador’s staff. Ambassador Steven’s whose body showed up 5 hours later at a Benghazi hospital supposedly overcome by smoke as the initial press reports indicated was, in fact, raped, tortured, and dragged around Benghazi in retaliation for the botched Obama White House plan.

  • Rachel

    What did we do to deserve these evil b^st^rds who are bent on destroying us???

  • Anonymous

    Watch punk rock video Benghazi Lies

  • Steve Dietrich

    Well researched and presented. However, in my opinion, I don’t think the Administration would go this far to cover up weapons running. My opinion is that, taking into account the security level was kept unusually low by the State Department, the Administration was making it easy for a group to enter and remove something or someone. Those plans were ruined by the return of security and Navy Seals. The White House, monitoring the situation by drone, knew it was time to distance themselves as quickly as possible. Remember, when Morsi took office he demanded we release the Blind Sheik. There was no response from the White House at the time.

  • AZWarrior

    Today (Aug 3), history has proven Glenn was right.

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