13 Hours – American Heroes Betrayed by our Government

by Richard H. Frank

Every American needs to see this motion picture which depicts the actual account of the brave men that were on the ground in Benghazi on that fateful night of September 11, 2012. As the film concluded the audience rose and silently left the theater. The preceding 2 hours carried the viewers on an emotional roller coaster. For me personally, I experienced feelings of pain, anger, disgust and shame for what six brave individuals endured while attempting to protect the lives of 25 CIA and State Department covert operators stationed at the Annex approximately a mile from the consulate which was ultimately overrun costing the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.

The account of what happened is a straight forward explanation of the events in chronological order covering 13 hours from the initial call for help at the consulate to the mortar attack on the Annex that killed Doherty and Woods. No mention is made by name of President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta or General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

There is little doubt that had the security contractors located at the Annex been allowed to respond to the initial call for help from the two security personnel assigned to protect Chris Stevens, all four of the deceased would be alive today. Perhaps the numerous pleas for improved security from Ambassador Stevens might have finally been answered affirmatively as a result of the attack that night.

The Administration’s account of what happened is torn to shreds and each and every excuse for failing to dispatch assistance in a timely manner is shown as blatantly false. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman on the Joint Chief of Staff, General Dempsey, lied when they claimed they could not mount a rapid action response team in time to assist in repelling the attack “which was over in less than two hours.” The AFRICOM Commandar General Carter Ham claimed there was no rapid response assets available nor any C130 gunships to render assistance. Yet the State Department memo alerting the embassies to be vigilant at the anniversary of 9/11 was eminent and they should prepare for an attack was obviously not conveyed to the Pentagon or just ignored. The film makes it clear that a flyover by F16s based in Italy could also have cover the distance in about 20 minutes.

All of the above is SNAFU’s are typical of the Obama Administration which suffers from chronic paralysis from analysis. So much for our Government’s credibility.
Then there is our Commander in Chief who when advised of the attack told Panetta to take whatever action would be necessary and keep him posted, whereupon Obama undertook a campaign fundraising trip to bolster his re-election coffers.

As for our then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, we may never know what she did during these fateful 13 hours. But then again, as she arrogantly stated during her first public hearing on Benghazi “At this point, what difference does it make if it was a spontaneous attack or just a couple of guys out for a walk wanting to kill four Americans?”

The political coverup within the Obama Administration continues today 3-1/2 years after the attack and the investigation is thwarted by the democrats on the select committee at every turn. We likely will never learn the truth about this cover up for decades to come.

This is why I feel such anger, disgust and shame as an American. Angry and disgusted by those elected to protect our brave people in service to our country. Shamed by their contrived lies to the Country concerning what caused the attack and their pitiful excuse for failing to assist our people begging for help to save their lives.

I am ashamed of an Administration so obsessed with holding power in an upcoming election seven weeks away that remaining in power took precedence over immediately dispatching help to our people in Benghazi.

From my perspective Leon Panetta, General Dempsey, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama bear the personal responsibility for the death of Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. Further our Government showed a lack of character to be truthful to the American people about what actually occurred. And what of the 25 plus CIA and State Department covert operatives that to now have remain silent concerning the events of September 11, 2012? Is their silence due to some threat of reprisal from our corrupt Government officials or is it that their activities were unknown and illegal under our rule of law?

Maybe the Select House Committee on Benghazi will uncover the truth. We the People deserve nothing less!

Hillary Clinton Disqualified for Holding Office

Unfortunately for America, most Millenials were not even born when Bill and Hillary Clinton formed their unholy alliance in the quest to occupy the White House. The old adage that “if we do not learn from history we are destined to repeat it” seems especially true where Hillary and Bill are involved.

With the possible exception of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama it is difficult to remember any politicians so adept at lying to the American people while looking directly in our eyes.

As a result, I think it would serve our generation of young voters for me to present a short recap of the many shady deals and punitive actions taken against their critics that Bill and Hillary were involved with beginning in Arkansas when she was associated with the Rose law firm and Bill was Governor.

WHITEWATER:

In 1992 a New York Times article published during the Presidential campaign asserted that then Governor and First Lady Bill and Hillary Clinton had invested and lost money in the Whitewater Development Corporation. Dave Hale, a source of criminal allegations against the Clintons claimed in November 1993, that as Governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton had pressured him into providing an illegal $300,000 loan to Susan McDougal, the Clinton’s partner in the Whitewater land deal. The Securities and Exchange Commission eventually did convict the McDougals for their roles in the Whitewater Project. The Clintons were never prosecuted after three separate inquiries found insufficient evidence linking them to the criminal conduct of others involved in the project.

The Independent Counsel appointed to investigate Whitewater also focused upon other controversies involving the Clinton Administration including Travelgate, Filegate and the circumstances surrounding Vince Foster’s death. Within hours of his untimely death in July 1993, Chief White House counsel, Bernard Nossbaum, removed documents from Foster’s office and gave them to Maggie Williams, Chief of Staff to First Lady Hillary Clinton. They were placed in a White House safe and held for 5 days before turning them over to their personal lawyer.

Attorney General Janet Reno appointed a Special Prosecutor Robert B. Fiske to investigate the legality of the Whitewater transactions in 1994. Two allegations surfaced 1) that the Clintons had exerted pressure on Dave Hale to make an illegal loan to benefit the owners of Madison Guaranty, and 2) that an Arkansas bank had concealed transactions involving Clinton’s Gubernatorial Campaign in 1990. A Grand Jury subpoena was issued in May 1994 to the President and his wife for all documents related to Madison Guaranty. The Clintons reported them missing. Two years later subpoenaed billing records of the Rose law firm that Hillary worked for were discovered in the Clinton’s private residence at the White House in January, 1996.

Ultimately McDougal was granted a pardon by President Clinton before he left office. “Quid Pro Quo?”

BIMBO ERUPTION 1992-1996

Hillary Clinton’s camp fears a new eruption will put the kibosh on her future candidacy! Paula Jones slammed Hillary saying she lied about sexual scandals.

Linda Tripp told the Daily Mail online, Hillary ruthlessly destroyed the credibility of women who came forward during Bill Clinton’s Presidency. Linda has revealed how Hillary stage-managed and orchestrated the Bimbo eruptions, ruthlessly attacking the victims of his sexual advances.

Gennifer Flowers, who had a 12-year affair with Clinton, would be next to come forward. She revealed Bill used to fantasize about having sex with his lovers in a store window and having her use sex toys on him. She stated Bill shared the reality of his marriage to Hillary whom he called “The Sarge” or “Hilla the Hun.”

Kathleen Wiley, who has claimed Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her during his Presidency in 1995, described Hillary as “the most corrupt human being the nation has ever seen, man or woman.”

Monica Lewinsky claims that Hillary and Bill have an “understanding” where “each would look the other way” at the other’s marital infidelities and sexual indiscretions.

In January 1998, Bill Clinton publicly stated in a press conference “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” In his sworn deposition he stated “I have never had sexual relations with Miss Lewinsky; I’ve never had an affair with her.” Months later, he admitted his relationship was wrong when confronted with DNA evidence showing he had lied.

Ultimately in December, 1998 the House of Representatives impeached Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States on one charge of perjury and one charge of Obstruction of Justice. He was ultimately acquitted by I believe a Democratic Senate in February of 1999 but lost his law license. So much for justice under the law. This is the Clinton’s unholy alliance.

THE INEVITABLE CANDIDATE

Now as Hillary is in hot pursuit of the Democratic nomination to run for President, we need to examine how well she has learned to manipulate the truth of her numerous illegal actions and the lies she has propagated in her quest to become the first woman President of the United States.

In 1994 she touts her accomplishments as First Lady where her efforts to destroy the U.S. health care system went down to a massive defeat. As the Junior Senator from New York one is at a loss to find accomplishments deserving of credit. In fact, she displayed the Clinton arrogance at a Senate hearing when questionning General David Petraeus about his plan for the surge in Iraq. She inferred he was lying when she said “one would have to suspend disbelief in order to accept his recommendations.” History has shown the General was correct and Hillary as a vindictive hate-filled partisan not representative of her constituents.

THE NIGHTMARE OF BENGHAZI

Three years following the 9/11 attack on the Consulate in Benghazi and numerous Congressional investigations, the American public has become apathetic about learning the truth about what truly transpired during that fateful 13 hours that claimed the lives of four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

The following questions remain unanswered by the then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:

1) Why was the Ambassador dispatched to Benghazi when it was known to be an extreme security risk?

2) Why did Hillary contend that the attack was in spontaneous protest to a video deemed to be critical of the Prophet Mohammed?

3) Why does her disclosed emails show that she knew the night of the attack that it was a planned terrorist attack and now blames her confusion on the “fog of war?” Her explanation is reminiscent of Bill’s statement during his impeachment proceedings where he famously stated “It depends on the definition of what ‘is” is.”

4) Lastly, where were Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and what were they doing during the 13-hours of the attack that was being monitored through a drone by the State Department. We know that Barack Obama left at some time to go on a fundraiser out of D.C., was Hillary sleeping and not to be disturbed?”

Answers to these questions and her lies told to the families of the four dead Americans will shed the truth as to the character of Hillary Clinton.

THE ULTIMATE EMAIL SCANDAL

The latest and most serious scandal that seems to grow by the hour centers around her “unlawful” use of a non-secure private server to handle classified information. No matter how the Clinton State Department and her campaign attempts to spin her actions that she never “received or sent emails marked ‘classified’ and containing classified information from the server” the FBI investigation, with over 100 FBI agents involved, has proven her many assertions as blatantly wrong and that she knowingly mingled State Department classified and top secret and top secret/SAP communications with those of the Clinton Foundation on the same insecure server; this investigation remains ongoing and Hillary must be afforded the presumption of innocence given to any suspected criminal.

Once again, Queen Hillary places herself above the law and exempt from scrutiny for her deliberate illegal actions under existing regulations concerning handling of classified information. She should at least be disqualified from holding any Governmental office and her security clearance should be revoked. Moreover, her actions should result in her indictment and trial for breach of National Security as would any other citizen having done exactly what the mountain evidence shows she knowing participated with.

ABOVE THE LAW?

Somehow, the Obama Justice Department and Hillary’s former State Department seem to think her actions were just a mistake and her half-hearted apology makes her immune from further investigation or prosecution. Tell that to Private Bradley Manning convicted of leaking classified documents currently serving 35 years in prison. Tell that to Sister Mary Rice now serving 35 months in prison for breaching a weapons complex, embarrassing the Feds in 2011. Tell that to Jeffrey Sterling convicted of six counts of unauthorized disclosure and retention of National Defense information and Obstruction of Justice. FBI Director James B. Comey stated “he violated his sworn duty to protect our nation’s secrets and he betrayed our country.” In April of 2015 he was sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison. How is the case of Mr. Sterling any different from that of Hillary Clinton? Was it that he was not part of the political elite or that he was just a lowly CIA Officer?

This brings us to the case of General David P. Petraeus, one of America’s most famous and distinguished Generals turned CIA Director in the Obama Administration who pled Guilty to leaking classified documents to his biographer turned lover Paula Broadwell rather than face the humiliation of a high profile public trial. It seems that a true patriot like 4-Star General Petraeus is being held to a higher standard than that ascribed to Hillary Clinton, especially as Secretary of State. According to some reports Paula Broadwell held a security clearance sufficient to allow her to possess the information Petraeus allegedly disclosed to her but that he kept certain documents in an “unsecure” manner. How does that differ from what Hillary did with her unsecure server?

CHARACTER COUNTS

The character of any person seeking to become President of the United States must be examined by the Electorate and those lacking the requisite elements of honesty, truthfulness and commitment to upholding their oath of office must be disqualified. Hillary Clinton is not worthy to hold the candidacy of the Democratic Party in the 2016 Presidential Election. She contends that all of the above facts are the result of a great “right wing conspiracy waged against her and her husband for the past 25 years” when in fact all of her current problems are the result of her own actions for which she should be held accountable.

Moreover, should political ideology hold sway over the upholding of the rule of law in our Country, anarchy will not be far behind foretelling the demise of our Republic.

Look to history as a means to foretell the future of America. Not to do so will lead to apathy and erosion of the very principles upon which this Nation was founded and has prospered.