Obama’s ‘Blame the Video’ Fraud Started in Cairo, Not BenghaziPosted: May 1, 2014
The e-mail revelations and the Obama administration’s lies
For National Review Online, Andrew C. McCarthy writes: Here is the main point: The rioting at the American embassy in Cairo was not about the anti-Muslim video. As argued here repeatedly (see here and here), the Obama administration’s “Blame the Video” story was a fraudulent explanation for the September 11, 2012, rioting in Cairo every bit as much as it was a fraudulent explanation for the massacre in Benghazi several hours later.
We’ll come back to that because, once you grasp this well-hidden fact, the Obama administration’s derelictions of duty in connection with Benghazi become much easier to see. But let’s begin with Jay Carney’s performance in Wednesday’s exchange with the White House press corps, a new low in insulting the intelligence of the American people.
Mr. Carney was grilled about just-released e-mails that corroborate what many of us have been arguing all along: “Blame the Video” was an Obama-administration–crafted lie, through and through. It was intended, in the stretch run of the 2012 campaign, to obscure the facts that (a) the president’s foreign policy of empowering Islamic supremacists contributed directly and materially to the Benghazi massacre; (b) the president’s reckless stationing of American government personnel in Benghazi and his shocking failure to provide sufficient protection for them were driven by a political-campaign imperative to portray the Obama Libya policy as a success — and, again, they invited the jihadist violence that killed our ambassador and three other Americans; and (c) far from being “decimated,” as the president repeatedly claimed during the campaign (and continued to claim even after the September 11 violence in Egypt and Libya), al-Qaeda and its alliedjihadists remained a driving force of anti-American violence in Muslim countries — indeed, they had been strengthened by the president’s pro-Islamist policies.
The explosive e-mails that have surfaced thanks to the perseverance of Judicial Watch make explicit what has long been obvious: Susan Rice, the president’s confidant and ambassador to the U.N., was strategically chosen to peddle the administration’s “Blame the Video” fairy tale to the American people in appearances on five different national television broadcasts the Sunday after the massacre. She was coached about what to say by other members of the president’s inner circle…(read more)
- Carney: ‘The Email and the Talking Points Were Not About Benghazi’ (cnsnews.com)
- White House denies memo was about Benghazi, Libya, attack; says email was about ‘overall situation in region’ – @AP (bigstory.ap.org)
- White House: Hey, Those Explosive Emails Weren’t Even About Benghazi! (pjmedia.com)
- White House denies memo was about Benghazi attack (stripes.com)
- ABC Report on New Benghazi Revelations (tomfernandez28.com)
- Newly released e-mails prove a coordinated White House cover-up directly after 9/11 Benghazi attack. (matthewira.wordpress.com)
- Video: Jay Carney Claims White House Emails Weren’t About Benghazi! (tpnn.com)
- ‘Unbelievable’! ‘Lying liar’ Jay Carney ties himself in knots over Benghazi email (twitchy.com)
- Obama Covered Up Benghazi Scandal (conservativebyte.com)
- Jon Karl vs. Jay Carney on Benghazi (freebeacon.com)