Benghazi Commission: The End Of Hillary Clinton’s Political Career

Michael Thomas
by
May 10th, 2014
Updated 05/11/2014 at 6:48 pm

There are very ‘good’ reasons why the House Democrats are making threats of boycotting the recently approved commission on the Benghazi attack.  All of them know that President Obama and the Secretary of State at the time, Hillary Clinton, did not properly discharge their duties during the attack.

“Unforeseen consequences” and “unpredictable twists and turns” had nothing to do with her failure to secure the compound or to send adequate security to protect it. Rather, she got every sort of warning from her own ambassador, the State Department, the CIA and the Defense Department. She just failed to act on them.”[1]

Four Americans may have died needlessly including John Christopher Stevens, an American diplomat and lawyer who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Libya from June 2012 to September 12, 2012.  His death was not only a humiliating defeat for the USA, it was a violent spectacle which most Americans do not understand how it could have happened.

Happen it did on Hillary Clinton’s watch, a prospective presidential candidate who just could become the Commander-in Chief.  Her reaction to cross examination during the first Senate inquiry by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is perhaps the best evidence that something very wrong happened during that fateful evening of September 11, 2012.  Her behavior does not seem to be demonstrative of a future leader of the US Armed Forces.  The following YouTube video captures the heart of her testimony which will surely come back to haunt her for years to come.

Anyone watching this video can easily see the dissembling and evasion by which Secretary Clinton answered the questions put forth to her. Many of her former Senate colleagues were mortified by her conduct in light of the seriousness of the investigation. The Republican side is now fully aware that evidence exists which will incriminate Ms. Clinton in the mishandling of the whole affair.  And that the ensuing cover-up is always what does the most political damage.

The Benghazi debacle is much more serious than the media has reported.

Time does have a way of revealing the truth of the matter, and the slow drip of Benghazi revelations will only increase until the midterm elections. Because Ms. Clinton has not come clean since the very beginning, she now sits in a very awkward and vulnerable position. How so?

Any political pundit would objectively observe that Ms. Clinton, based on all the information that is available in the public domain, appears to be guilty of criminal neglect in her capacity of Secretary of State. That verdict is based on the fact that the predicament was allowed to occur in the first place. Simply put, a US Ambassador’s many solicitations for protection were ignored by his boss in DC.

“When you read the various pieces and bits of information she received in the weeks and months prior to the attack, it is hard to see how they could have been any more blunt or explicit in warning of the likelihood of future terror attacks in Benghazi.”[1]

And that is the best case scenario for Secretary Clinton. The worst case is where she and her office ignored every plea for help up to and including the night of the attack on the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi, in Libya. Someone going even so far as to order available units to stand down makes this situation even worse.

Of course, the cover-up is where things have really gotten messy for Secretary Clinton. Which is why her Republican inquisitors are so determined to get to the bottom of things.  They can only tolerate so much obfuscation, non-compliance and irresponsible behavior on the part of the White House before the American people start to call them on it. The longer this whole sordid affair drags on, the worse it’s going to be for everyone involved in the Obama Adminstration, especially Hillary Clinton.

Benghazi Hearing Promises to be Clinton’s Political Waterloo

As an aspiring presidential nominee, candidate Clinton will necessarily be held up to a much higher standard than she has been in her previous roles. Her stint at State is the only one she can point to as demonstrating her abilities to handle foreign affairs. In light of President Obama’s string of foreign affair fiascos, she will be hard-pressed to bring the necessary gravitas to the role of president in this particular regard.

Even for diehard Democrats, there is the distinct sentiment that Ms Clinton is not up to the task. Her responses to so many challenges, both personal and political, over the years reveal a woman who is often petty, vindictive and unaccountable. Truly, her place in the White House is as an ex First Lady who gave it her best.

“For Clinton now to say that she did the best she could on the basis of “imperfect information” and to blame the tragic outcome on “unforeseen consequences and unpredictable twists and turns” is such an act of distortion of the record that it takes one’s breath away.”[1]

Ms. Clinton ought to look at the Benghazi hearing as an opportunity to listen to the many reasons she should not even consider running for president. Undoubtedly, she will hear things that will embarrass her and her office at State. Truly, so many things happened that should not have under her watch.  Just as many things did not occur in Benghazi that should have for the protection of four Americans who died.

Things have made much worse by the White House response.

Subsequent attempts to acquire pertinent correspondence from the White House about the Benghazi attack and US Government response have been met with continual stonewalling and denial. The Press Secretary has lost all credibility with the both the Press Corp and the public. The key players have only acted in a way which would lead those investigating this serious matter that a full scale cover-up has been operative since day one.

At the end of the day, both Secretary Clinton and President Obama will be held directly responsible for this cover-up, as well as the obvious negligence up to and including the attacks. Each ought to be held accountable for their actions by the Congress and the Mainstream Media (MSM). Unfortunately the MSM has both supported Secretary Clinton’s narrative and enabled her reprehensible conduct at every turn.

However, with the midterm elections around the corner pointing to a GOP landslide, the political chessboard is about to be rearranged in a way that will not bode well for Candidate Clinton. The US electorate is not so clueless that they would elect a nominee who has baggage of this serious nature.  Truly, the whole Benghazi affair does not reflect well on anyone in the Obama Administration, especially the Secretary of State.

The question remains: Does Hillary Clinton understand that the powers that be are using the Benghazi Commission to send her a message? Perhaps she will get it before her first answers are rendered before a congressional inquiry that promises to be bigger and badder than Watergate.  How do you spell C O V E R – U P ?

Benghazigate — here we come!

Michael Thomas
May 10, 2014
StateoftheNation2012.com

Author’s Note:

When the New York Times publishes an article that goes by the title:
Forget Benghazi. Clinton’s Real Problem Is Obama Fatigue.,
you know that Hillary Clinton has some problems – real problems.
The MSM knows just how hard they have had to work to cover for
the Obama Administration.  The truth be told, the MSM has carried
more water for Obama and his appointees than any other administration
in US history.  That has to be exhausting when there is so darn much
to cover up on a daily basis.

Alternative News Alert:

There is much evidence that indicates a backstory to the Benghazi disaster which would explain so much equivocation on the part of the White House and Secretary Clinton.  It revolves around the fact “that the CIA was shipping arms from U.S.-controlled facilities located at the U.S. mission in Benghazi to its mercenaries in Syria and the murder of ambassador Stevens was carried out by an al-Qaeda affiliated group as part of a turf war between the CIA and elements in the Pentagon.”  More can be read at the following link: Confirmed: Benghazi was Cover-up of Arms Transfer to al-Qaeda

Endnotes:

[1] Dick Morris: Clinton’s Benghazi cover-up @
http://thehill.com/opinion/dick-morris/196734-dick-morris-clintons-benghazi-cover-up

References:

Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Meltdown: What Difference Does It Make?

Ron Johnson: Hillary Knows She’s ‘Culpable’ for Benghazi

Benghazi: Ghost of Hillary Clinton’s political past and future?

Hillary Clinton faces new barrage from the right over Benghazi

NY Post: Hillary Clinton Should Be Worried As Benghazi Coverup Unravels

Coverup on Benghazi does make a difference

Time for Truth & Consequences on the Benghazi Cover Up

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Michael Thomas is a contributing writer to Storyleak and Editor of the State of the Nation website, where he offers analysis on geopolitical events.

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  1. geoffrey says:

    Yes, the writing is on the wall!

  2. Suzanne M says:

    How did she avoid prosecution this long?

    • Roger says:

      The rule of law has been corrupted.

      Much like Hitler did in Germany.

      • roger's mom says:

        Or those naught Wee and Aminsky boys in Nevada.

        • Roger says:

          I thought Alinsky was going to Nebraska on the 19th. Don't tell me they want to visit Washoe country, is it to provide contact information to a certain attorney? Or just to file something in court?

        • TheNewsMadd says:

          I am not going to Nevada

          • Roger says:

            As if matters one way or the other.

            It's interesting there was topical discussion here over the weekend.
            But now you're back.

          • Guest says:

            There was no topical discussion here, or anywhere else over the weekend. At least not one that involved you. You had your annual Mothers Day Marathon yesterday. You and Alinsky had a regular bitch-fest at LRC and Bitchspot. You took turns deleting each others posts from early morning, into late afternoon. You probably made well over two hundred comments yesterday, and Alinsky zapped most of the.

            You are a real weirdo.

          • Guest says:

            You posted one comment at least 50 times on another site.

            That is real obsessive-compulsive mental behavior.

            Roger 173p · 29 minutes ago
            Yesterday my link about the island 'tipping over' was pulled about 50 times.

          • HiPlainsDrifter says:

            You're welcome here but don't stay too long, although Mesquite/Bundyville, is real nice this time of year..I hear the sheep brothel has real purdy new talent….don't be late, ya wouldn't want to git an ugly one….

          • whoknowU says:

            Bundyville?

            Isn't that where you, and Roger and Dooche were supposed to go? Weren't you driving their Short Bus?

  3. richard s says:

    "The question remains: Does Hillary Clinton understand that the powers that be are using the Benghazi Commission to send her a message?"

  4. Kelly says:

    This is gonna get bad — real bad!

    4 Americans died who did not have to die.

  5. Carmen Castor says:

    “When you read the various pieces and bits of information she received in the weeks and months prior to the attack, it is hard to see how they could have been any more blunt or explicit in warning of the likelihood of future terror attacks in Benghazi.”[1]

  6. HenryHank says:

    Wethinks there is going to be LOTS of fireworks in Washington this July!!!

  7. Nicole M. says:

    What's taken them so LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG!

    The Republicrats simply have NO spine.

    • Roger says:

      None.
      The only attempt was when Boehner was facing a primary election.
      And Gowdy will no doubt be reighned in before he gets anything done.

      • Nicole M. says:

        Today is Mothers day. Do you have a mother or is Instant Debate your mother? Just shame on you !

        • Guest says:

          He has been online since the wee hours of the morning. I'd bet he made several hundred posts today.

          • Guest says:

            You got me curious and I looked at his archives. He has six pages of ten, plus one. That is sixty one comments. I know that earlier today, he and Alinsky were having a love fest at several sites, deleting each others comments as fast as they could post them. I would hazard a guess that he posted well over 200 comments today.

          • Nicole M. says:

            Rogers Mothers day marathon and none of it made any sense.

          • Guest says:

            That was funny.

    • Nicole M. says:

      Someone has posted twice in this thread using my ID.
      Mine was the first followed by 2 fake posts using my name

      This is completely unacceptable.
      I have contacted the webmaster to determine the individual's IP address.
      They will be banned from this site for life if they do it again.

    • TheNewsMadd says:

      Nope the republican party has been lost

    • ellen leach says:

      sadly Nicole you are right

  8. Felicia says:

    Okay — get ready for Benghazigate.

    No one got killed at Watergate!

    How come the media has let this drop every time they help it go away?

  9. Mr.Lincoln says:

    Hillary Clinton Admits the U.S. Government Created al-Qaeda Apr 10, 2011
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwbzgx_hillary-c

    US history – "How Jimmy Carter & I Started the Mujahideen" – Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor 1977-1981
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a13_1240427874

    Senator John McCain, Foreign Relations “Adviser” to Al Qaeda Death Squads in Syria By Julie Lévesque, September 06, 2013
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/senator-john-mccain-

  10. Harold H says:

    If the REPUGS take back the Senate, and grow their majority in the House,
    Obama is looking at impeachment … … …
    then forget about Clinton forever!

  11. Armchair Analyst says:

    LOVE it, Michael Thomas! ! !

    There is much evidence that indicates a backstory to the Benghazi disaster which would explain so much equivocation on the part of the White House and Secretary Clinton. It revolves around the fact “that the CIA was shipping arms from U.S.-controlled facilities located at the U.S. mission in Benghazi to its mercenaries in Syria and the murder of ambassador Stevens was carried out by an al-Qaeda affiliated group as part of a turf war between the CIA and elements in the Pentagon.” More can be read at the following link:
    Confirmed: Benghazi was Cover-up of Arms Transfer to al-Qaeda

  12. hanny says:

    Surely she knows by now that she is toast.
    Unless she thinks she will pull off an OBAMA.
    She cannot pull off an Obama.
    Even Obama cannot pull off another Obama.
    Too many people are now too pissed.
    Things have changed, and his and her deceptions
    cannot happen again.
    "GOD WILL NOT BE MOCKED."

  13. Bruce Mecklowicz says:

    This is gonna be a long, hot summer indeed!

    We'll be able to use the House as a barbecue pit without needing a spit.

  14. Ruth M says:

    W O W ! What a great political commentary!
    Keep up the great work, Storyleaks.
    Now let's hope you're spot on with the predictions.

  15. Vinnie the Hammer says:

    They really screwed up by not coming clean in the very beginning.

    When a US Ambassador dies in such a preventable disaster, heads must rolls.

    They have made their bed, now they must sleep in it … together!

  16. Robert Harrington says:

    Benghazi, IRS, Fast & Furious, NSA spying, NDAA, BLM, 17 trillion U$ debt, arming terrorists in Syria, coup in Kiev, 2nd Amendment, … … … it just goes on and on and on!

    A Fraudulent Birth Certificate still sitting on an official government website, and everyone laughs about it –>
    Obama Birth Certificate: Confirmed Forgery According To Top Experts http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=3044

    • ellen leach says:

      as far as we are concerned, washington needs a darned good housecleaning and NOW No accountability for anything, what a bunch of losers, making our country look so weak

  17. Betelgeuse says:

    How many more scandals before this Administration is taken to task
    by the media?
    Sheesh … never seen anything like the slack they cut this guy.
    Quite mind-blowing how much one can get away with in broad daylight
    when the lamestream media supports a rogue administration.

  18. Guest says:

    The end of Hillary's political career?

    Thank you Jesus!

    • Guest says:

      It could not end soon enough.

      Too bad that it did not end while she was Senator, rather than moving on to Secretary of State. There might be four dead Americans still alive.

      • Roger says:

        Most women would have been ashamed and retired to a quiet life in the shadows after being humiliated by their husbands the way Bill did to her.

  19. Guest says:

    Mr. Thomas, than you for an excellent article.

    Spot on, as usual.

  20. Roger says:

    This story won't go away.
    The media can't make it die, even if they proclaim it's dead.

    We simply don't leave our own behind to be murdered while fighting for their lives. And Hillary claiming she was ready for that 3 am phone call was a nail in her coffin now that reality shows she can't handle those late night calls.

    • Alinsky Hero USA says:

      Still trying to exploit the lives lost in Benghazi for political gain. It is backfiring on you.

  21. Alinsky Hero USA says:

    The conservative Benghazi propaganda is helping Hilary's chances to win 2016.

    Thanks!!!

  22. Roger says:

    Hillary has been busy, a little slips into the news on occasion.
    But she has been out speaking to trade groups. Including the Automobile Dealers Association.

    What does Hillary know about cars?

    And there was some push back, but that was hushed up.
    How can any politician rub so many people the wrong way, and act with such incompetence and still remain perceived as a front runner at anything?

    The media.
    We need to get past this media, thank you story leak for helping do that.

  23. All over the nation Liberal news editors are brainstorming on how any damage to the Hillary machine can be prevented, or limited. She's not going anywhere.

  24. Charles says:

    "We The People " have a fraud and usurper sitting in the White House going by the name of barack hussein obama using a stolen social security number . forged birth certificate and forged selective service registration card to prove he is a legal sitting US President .

    "We the People" demand that the US Congress honor their oath to the US Constitution and remove this fraud and usurper barack hussein obama from office under Article ll Section 1 Clause 5 of the US Constitution .

    This fraud and usurper barack hussein obama can not be impeached because he is not a legal sitting US President . The removal of this fraud and usurper barack hussein obama from office must come under US Constitutional law Article ll Section 1 Clause 5 of the US Constitution .

    US Constitutional law must be enforced if "We The People " are to remain a free and Constitutional Republic.

  25. richard says:

    I listened to her yesterday selling her book ….lots of propaganda diverting attention to Iran, North Korea and Putin but not touch on her Benghazi mistakes .Also says she made a mistake voting to go to Iraq Not a good commander in chief candidate

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