At this point, what difference does it make? Hillary Clinton is in one hell of a jam, a jam that has it’s roots in Benghazi Libya. Her personal ambitions of residing once again at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave rest squarely on the America people being to distracted to ask questions or get answers regarding the terrorist 9/11 anniversary assault on the US Embassy facility in Benghazi that resulted in the death of an American Ambassador and three other American citizens.
Until now, Hillary Clinton has remained mighty quiet on Syria. As Secretary of State, she described Bashar al-Assad as a “reformer,” but now her successor has begun comparing Assad to Adolf Hitler. That silence will apparently end today, if Politico’s sources within Hillary’s camp are accurate:
Hillary Clinton will make her first public remarks about Syria on Monday when she makes a visit to the White House for an unrelated event, a Clinton aide told POLITICO.
The comments, the first since an unidentified aide said last week that the former Secretary of State supports President Obama in going before Congress to get support for a limited strike against Syria, will come after she meets privately with Obama at the White House, the aide said.
She will then appear at an event related to wildlife preservation at the White House, an event where her daughter, Chelsea, is part of the program. Clinton is expected to address Syria at the beginning of the event, in fairly brief remarks, the aide said.
She’s expected to make longer remarks generally, but to stick with her Monday comments on Syria, the following evening, when she gives a speech at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, where former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be honoring her.
Her speech, however, is not expected to be a dissertation on Syria. Nor will it be so about the NSA, which had been expected to be the original topic. The speech is likely to be a mixture of themes.
This looks like such a loser that it’s amazing to see Hillary making any statement at all — on Syria or the NSA. If she’s speaking from the White House, that means Hillary will come down all in on the side of American intervention, which is deeply unpopular across all political aggregations. That will raise a lot of questions about Hillary’s own stewardship of American diplomacy during the “Assad the Reformer” period in which the US refused to demand Assad’s resignation for months while he conducted military attacks on demonstrators — after demanding Hosni Mubarak’s after just eight days of mostly peaceful protests in Tahrir Square.
Hillary is genuinely caught between a rock and a hard place, her personal ambition will not allow her to retreat from her desire to become the first female POTUS. The culmination of her personal disasters will not allow her to proceed forward with those ambitions if the America people get a good look at her record, she is trying to take a page from the Obamanation playbook. Lie, deceive, misdirect, obfuscate and distract. the lies and distractions don’t have to survive forever, just long enough for the election results to come in.
Meanwhile, the one event that has the greatest potential of derail her ambitions of becoming POTUS, simply refuses to go quietly into the night.
Syria soaks up most of the media attention of late, of course, but that’s not the only story this week, either. Thanks to some bizarre timing by Barack Obama, his call for military intervention against Bashar al-Assad’s regime will go prime-time the night before the one-year anniversary of the sacking of the Benghazi consulate — which was a direct result of the US-led NATO intervention in Libya. The juxtaposition reminded ABC News to follow up with Gregory Hicks, one of four State Department whistleblowers to debunk the Accountability Review Board’s snow job in the aftermath of the terrorist attack. Hicks remains unassigned at State, and he told George Stephanopoulos that it’s punishment for blowing the whistle:
Hicks also told Stephanopoulos it may have been possible to save two of the men killed.
“Sadly…I think that Ambassador Stevens and Sean Smith, maybe not. Ty [Woods] and Glen [Doherty], of course, were killed in the mortar attacks that took place eight hours after the initial attack…It’s possible they could have been saved, I think,” Hicks said referring to the two former Navy SEALs working as CIA contractors in Libya.
Hicks, who has given Congressional testimony about events in Benghazi, is the only American official who was in Libya during the attack that has spoken publicly about what happened and told Stephanopoulos he has been punished for his openness by the State Department.
“I don’t know why I was shunted aside, put in a closet, if you will,” he said.
Asked for a response (that can be read in full below) a spokesman said the State Department has “not punished Mr. Hicks in any way” and that “the circumstances that led to his departure from Libya was entirely unrelated to any statements he may have made relating to the attack in Benghazi.”
The State Department denies that Hicks has been punished at all, but Hicks still draws a check without any assignment. State claims that they offered Hicks both a short- and long-term assignment overseas but that Hicks declined them both.
George Stephanopoulos started the full segment with a replay of John Kerry’s angry exchange with Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), when Duncan demanded answers on Benghazi during a hearing on Syria. Kerry insisted that one had nothing to do with the other, but that’s absolutely untrue. We created the environment in eastern Libya that led to the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi a year ago with the ill-advised military intervention against Moammar Qaddafi that turned Libya into a failed state. The Obama administration still hasn’t answered the pertinent questions about that humiliating failure that cost four American lives, and we’re about to do the same thing to Syria that we did to Libya. This is precisely the correct context in which to have this debate.
Hillary Clinton needs the distraction that a war in Syria will provide even more than Barack Insane Obama does. Regardless of any information that ever comes to light, Barack Insane Obama will never be held accountable for his actions regarding the attack on the American Embassy complex in Benghazi. It does not matter that he intentionally armed Al Qaeda from that embassy annex, it likewise does not matter in the slightest that it was his plan to have Ambassador Stevens kidnapped and exchanged for the Blind Sheik. His political career is over and congress lacks the testicular fortitude to prosecute him for anything.
Hillary Clinton on the other hand still has political ambitions, ambitions that a full revelation of her role in the Benghazi disaster would utterly ruin. If the Fifth column Treasonous Media ever tells the truth about Benghazi (and that is a huge if right there) then the American people are not only going to demand their pound of flesh, they are going to get it as well, and the individual surrendering that pound of flesh will be none other than Hillary Clinton. Unless of course, she can successful steal those pages from the Obamanation playbook and get herself safely encored in the Whitehouse before the day of reckoning over Benghazi occurs.