"It is not enough to know that there is a shadow government pulling the strings of the visible government- we must also act to expose it, and defeat it!"-Mark Matheny
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The Benghazi Affair: Trilateral Policy Failure Or Success?
The August Forecast & Review October 1, 2012
Many people, including this writer, have been following the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The White House is tight-lipped and the major media refuses to investigate or report new findings. Congress is demanding emails, documents and videos.
There is little doubt that the 7-hour attack was carefully monitored by State Department personnel, the President and his National Security Advisers in the Situation Room, and that someone issued an order to nearby military commands to “stand down” during the heat of the attack. The rest of the story is a miss-mash of conflicting accounts.
One prominent question in my mind is whether or not Benghazi was an orchestrated effort to throw Obama under the bus and thereby kill his chances at reelection. A second possibility is that the Benghazi operation could not come to the light of day because it was a black-ops arms-running center between Libyan and Syrian rebels. A third possibility is that National Security personnel were so incredibly inept that they froze under crisis circumstances and were somehow unable to act. And of course, there could be a mixture of motives and means.
“the White House has disclosed that President Obama was informed about the attack on the diplomatic outpost in Benghazi at roughly 5pm by his National Security Adviser Tom Donilon as he was in a pre-scheduled meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey.”
My particular interest here is Tom Donilon, member of the Trilateral Commission and Obama’s point man for all national security issues.