By Todd Cefaratti
Editor of TPNN
The Obama Administration has been playing pretty fast-and-loose with the truth that they tell the American people for awhile now. We all can certainly understand that there are things that the president must consider and that he cannot share with the American people, and that’s fine. What is intolerable, however, is the scandalous dodging of the truth about matters that affect this country greatly.
The Fast and Furious scandal has been so infuriating because it was done by our own government. If that fact were not bad enough, the subsequent cover-up of the Justice Department’s role in the scandal just made it infinitely more outrageous. This is not the Soviet Union. We should not have our government working to undermine our laws with the purpose of justifying stricter laws. And when caught, we should not permit stonewalling and refusals to be forthcoming with Congressional investigations. It was true for Nixon and its true now.
While the Obama Administration spends its last days wondering if they will ever have to pay the price for their scheme, they have apparently opted to further complicate their lives by creating another scandal by outright lying to the American people (again). Recent internal emails show that the Obama Administration understood that the militant group, Ansar al-Sharia, had claimed responsibility for the September 11th attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, just hours after the beginning of the attack.
If you’re like me, your next question might be, “Then why did they continually try to tell us that this was a spontaneous demonstration about a YouTube video that had just gotten out-of-hand?” It’s a good question…
Five days after the attack, amidst people not buying their flimsy explanation, the Obama Administration sent U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice on the media circuit to explain to everybody that this was about a video. The day after the attack, President Obama reminded the American people to remain sensitive to the cultures and religious beliefs of others, and pushed the false narrative that this was as a result of the YouTube video.
While the Obama Administration tried to scapegoat the filmmaker who made the poorly made, and little seen, video, the implication was that our nation’s cultural insensitivity prompted this response. Like Fast and Furious before it, this scandal was made worse by blaming the victim. Fast and Furious took aim (no pun intended) at gun owners as the source of violence. In the aftermath of this attack on our consulate, we were asked to look at our own behaviors to learn something about cultural sensitivity. After pushing the failed narrative for weeks, the State Department let up and claimed that the “fog of war” had prompted them to, for some reason, jump to a random conclusion and scapegoat a YouTube video. Now it appears that the Obama Administration knew about the true nature of the attack from the get-go.
More than simply voting these crooks out in the coming weeks, Americans need to search for answers. Since the Obama Administration will continue to try and sweep this scandal under the rug, the onus is upon Americans to remember that nothing about what we have been told about this attack seems right at all. We must be willing to demand answers even after Obama retires to his Chicago Elba.