By Joe Ragonese
“What difference-at this point, what difference does it make?”
Hillary Clinton answered, responding to Sen. Ron Johnson’s, R-Wis. question, after being asked at the Benghazi hearing in the U.S. Senate, whether the attack on the American Embassy, that killed four, “was because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans.”
That October 22, 2015 line became famous to Democrats, who enjoyed the arrogance of the woman’s reply and the snarkiness when responding to a question that she refused to answer. It also became infamous to Republicans, who despised the arrogance, and the shrillness in the response.
In the end, that hearing did little to alter the perception of Clinton in the voter’s eyes, or alter the outcome of the following year’s Presidential election. The reason for the Benghazi hearing, in the first place, was to learn the truth of that night. For all of Republican’s bluster to get to the truth, to this day no one has asked Obama where he was or what he was doing. For all any of us know, he was out shooting nine holes on a private golf club in the Bahamas.
No one is sure where Clinton was that night either, probably at a fund raiser for the Clinton Foundation. All anyone knows for sure is that four people died, including the U.S. Ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens. Obama and all his minions insisted that it was the result of an anti-Muslim video, produced by an Arab Christian. That lie was told worldwide for over two weeks.
Obama put the Coptic Christian in prison for producing the video, under trumped up charges, the first political incarceration of a movie producer in our history. None the less, with all the ink written on the event, and all the words spoken, we have only now come slowly to learning some of the truth about what happened leading to that night, and in its aftermath.
It appears that Clinton led Obama into the war to oust Libyan strongman, Muhammad Gaddafi. She never let a war go by without involving American servicemen; it was a win-win for her international banker donors to the Clinton Foundation. Obama may have had reasons of his own, like propping up Islam. The outcome of the incursion was less than they expected, in fact it was, and still remains, an unreported Obama disaster. The cover up began as soon as the results of the intervention were learned.
Now; however, we know much more about what happened from various information sources, some still classified. What has surfaced is that Ambassador Chris Stevens was sent to Benghazi to retrieve US made Stinger missiles, illegally supplied to Ansar al Sharia, without Congressional oversight or permission. Hillary Clinton had brokered the deal through Stevens and a private arms dealer, named Marc Turi. Some of the shoulder-fired missiles ended up in Afghanistan, and were used against our own military.
Why Clinton brokered the deal is still unknown, but this reporter speculates that there was a pay day somewhere in it for her. Everything associated with her bizarre behavior while at the State Department revolves around her, or hubby Bill, collecting money from someone.
On July 25, 2012, a Chinook helicopter was shot down by one of our own Stingers. The technologically challenged Taliban didn’t arm the missile, and when it hit the Chinook, it didn’t explode. The helicopter made a forced landing, with the Stinger still sticking in the side of the aircraft; and when an ordnance team recovered the serial number off the missile, it led to a cache of Stingers being kept in Qatar by the CIA. The CIA denied any knowledge of the missile, reporting that that serial numbered series of Stingers had been transferred to the State Department.
Obama and Clinton were now in full panic mode, it was just before the 2012 election, and she was still Secretary of State. If the information about the illegal transfer of Stingers, or their use against American Forces leaked, there would be severe consequences.
Obama was afraid of losing the election over it, but Hillary, true to herself, never feared being imprisoned, only not being elected as the next President after O. This mutual knowledge on each other’s illegal activities formed the basis of the two supporting each other during Clinton’s run for the Presidency; even though they hated each other personally.
To avoid Obama and Clinton facing consequences, Ambassador Stevens was sent to Libya to retrieve the remainder of the Stingers still held by their surrogates, Ansar al Sharia. The utmost secrecy was put into effect, which is why Stevens only had four personal guards with him. One of them, Sean Smith, a U.S.A.F. veteran, would also die.
This tidbit of information about the missiles explains a lot about why the events unfurled the way they did. No additional guards were assigned, to mask the importance of the mission. A lot of guards would have been a clue for the press to follow to see what was going on. So, when Stevens asked for more protection, he was denied, to throw off the scent to the press. It is why the CIA contractors, in a compound only a mile away, were unaware of the mission, and why there were so few of them. It is also, in all probability, why the attack occurred. Ansar Al Sharia did not want to return those missiles.
It is why the operation was run so shoddily from the beginning. When things went wrong, Clinton and Obama were not trying to fix it, or save American’s lives; rather, they were trying to cover their tracks. A look at the logs between Washington and Benghazi shows most transmissions from the State Department were directly from Clinton lawyer and aide, Cheryl Mills. She had no authority and should have not been giving commands to the military and CIA, but she was.
There are no records of transmissions from Clinton or Obama. Most reporters would find that strange; I know I did; but no one asked them about that; not even during the congressional hearing. There were a slew of other transmissions, mostly from lower level personnel at state, none of whom had authority to issue the commands that they did, but none from the leaders, Clinton or Obama.
During the 13 hours of the attack, we have learned of some of the strangest indecisions ever made in American history in dealing with a military crisis involving an American embassy under attack. The CIA, only a mile away and equipped with contractor operatives, mostly ex-special forces, was given a stand-down order and told not to go to the rescue of Americans, as were multiple commando units that could have aided from elsewhere in AFRICOM and NATO.
Some of those special response teams were ordered to dress into civilian clothing, and then back into uniform. The State Department looked frantically for a foreign airplane to send the commandos to the scene, and then just ordered them to go back to their barracks and sleep it off.
All the confusion of those 13 hours can be explained because it is now know that Obama and Clinton acted in contraposition to the War Powers Act. Congress needed to be advised prior to supplying those missiles to enemies of America. Their acts could also been seen, if one stretches the illegality of the act, to count as treason.
Because it was the State Department and not the CIA, that supplied Stingers to our sworn enemies, then CIA Director, Gen. Petraeus, refused to testify that he agreed with the talking points about a spontaneous uprising due to a YouTube video. That is the reason that Petraeus resigned from the CIA, because Obama and Clinton knew of his affair and recklessness with classified information. It is also why he ended up being prosecuted and found guilty for those actions. Obama and Clinton are really nasty people and go the extra mile to crucify those who do not bend to their will.
Knowing what happened explains so many things; but the disgraceful behavior on Obama’s part, only gets worse. The Taliban knew that the Obama administration aided and abetted the enemy without Congressional approval, when Boehner created the Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi attack. That’s precisely when the Taliban began pushing the Obama Administration for the release of five Taliban Generals. Obama caved into the blackmail and released those Taliban murderers.
Bowe Bergdahl was just a useful pawn to provide cover for O’s paying of blackmail. Everyone in the administration knew Bergdahl was a traitor, but they needed some justification to release the five notorious murders. In addition to Bergdahl, we had a traitor in the form of POTUS, who was not only corrupt, but compromised. America had another traitor in Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. She is a serial liar and perjured herself multiple times during Congressional hearings.
The answer to Hillary’s question, what difference does it make now, is that when the truth is finally proven, that both Obama and Clinton committed treasonous acts that cost the lives of Americans, by conducting an illegal war without congressional approval, America will finally realize how corrupt the Democratic Party and the MSM really is.
When that truth is revealed, Clinton needs to pay for her egregious acts against you, me, and every red, white and blue American. Lock her up and throw the key away. Obama needs to be right alongside her.
America needs Truth, Justice and the American Way back into our lives, to Make America Great Again.
What difference does it make now Hillary? It makes a hell of a lot of difference now to the Americans who lost their lives in a debacle that ensued because of your total corruption, unmitigated arrogance and incompetence.