Pay no Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain
An email obtained by the government watchdog Judicial Watch shows a senior White House official advised then-National Security Adviser Susan Rice to blame a spontaneous protest from a YouTube video for the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reported that the Sept. 14, 2012, email shows White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes advised Rice to focus on a YouTube video as the cause of a spontaneous protest, despite the fact senior defense officials had informed the administration on the night of the event the assault was a terrorist attack.
Rhodes outlined a number of talking points for Rice, with the advice “ underscore these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.” The Obama White House’s chief concern about the Benghazi attack was making sure President Obama looked good,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “These documents undermine the Obama administration’s narrative that it thought the Benghazi attack had something to do with protests or an Internet video. Given the explosive material in these documents, it is no surprise we had to go to federal court to pry them loose from the Obama State Department,” he added, referring to the organization having obtained the documents through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Among the top administration personnel who received the Rhodes memo were White House Press Secretary Jay Carney; Deputy Press Secretary Joshua Earnest; then-White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer; then-White House Deputy Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri; then-National Security Council Director of Communications Erin Pelton; Special Assistant to the Press Secretary Howli Ledbetter; and then-White House Senior Adviser and political strategist David Plouffe. All of them consistently repeated the same story and was totally proliferated by mainstream media. Even then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said “what difference does it make” when quizzed by congress about the four American deaths including our Ambassador on how it was handled. The most disturbing aspect is the Secretary of State Clinton looking at family of the dead right in the eye while repeating the U-tube video fabrication. We as a nation have no shame by accepting this.
The communications strategy email instructs to portray Obama as “steady and statesmanlike” throughout the crisis. Rhodes also says in the message it was stated, one of the goals is to “reinforce the president and administration’s strength and steadiness in dealing with difficult challenges.” This manipulation of news was occurring just prior to the elections and have conclusively attested to the fact Benghazi was a cover up and every response was calculated to ignore the truth and enhance Democrat election opportunities. We have reached a point in today’s society, where it is not what you are; it is what you appear to be that is judged as more important than the truth.
In Spanish there is a phrase used to describe slick leaders intent on deceit and a slow creep towards Socialism, it is called “Totalitarianismo Suave”; we are not immune to the new direction whereby citizens are told what they want them to hear, and guided by a false perception in a direction meant to enhance political control. There is a complicity of shame between those who do wrong and those who accept. Running our Federal government are individuals who are totally invested in party, not the nation. Moral injustice has become part of the uniform. We now have a cover up of a cover up while mainstream media and a vast portion of our nation looks the other way.
Maybe God can help us, after we open our eyes.