The fiction of a video causing a riot and an all-out assault on a consular compound by a rag-tag group of angry Libyans rather than being a planned, determined military attack by Muslim insurgents was important to spin because Obama was in the middle of his reelection campaign, and he had stated that Muslim terrorist organizations were contained and the world had nothing to worry about from such groups as Al-Qaida.
The murders of four Americans was an inconvenient reminder that Obama and Clinton had been ineffective in their diplomatic responsibilities. Nevertheless, Clinton was more than willing to go out and lie in order to move the story along. In fact, she met personally with family members of those killed, and she repeated to them the story of the video and insisted that the government would punish the maker of the video, as if that was the root cause of the murders! At the time, it was seen as decent and caring of Clinton to try and comfort the families and reassure them that something was going to be done.
As we fast forward to hearings recently held on Benghazi, we find (in some of those “lost” emails on Clintons server) that she knew almost immediately that the video had nothing to do with the riot and murders. She was well aware that the attacks were planned and orchestrated, and she emailed a top Egyption diplomat and her daughter Chelsea the day after the attack and stated ““We know that the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack – not a protest.”
It was outrageous, bordering on evil, to lie to the families of the murdered Americans and to play with their emotions. Four different relatives have recounted the same story about her explanation, but it turns out it was simply a political cover-up. Here is how some of the families recall their meeting with Clinton. Her top aides went on morning talk shows and lied about the attacks, and Clinton planned to meet with the families.
At the now-infamous Andrews Air Force base ceremony on September 14, 2012, Hillary Clinton told grieving family members that their loved ones had been murdered by a bloodthirsty mob incited by an online anti-Islam video. Four different relatives of three separate victims have publicly shared that recollection, including one who jotted down notes shortly after the meeting:
“I gave Hillary a hug and shook her hand. And she said ‘we are going to have the film maker arrested who was responsible for the death of your son,’” recalls Tyrone Woods’ father, reading directly from his written record from that day. Sean Smith’s mother and uncle remember the same thing, as does Glen Doherty’s sister.
With the recent revelations, Hillary must now either come clean and admit she lied, or she can cover her previous lie with a new one. Which of course is what she did. On a recent news program, the following exchange took place between Clinton and George Stephanopoulos:
STEPHANOPOULOS: Did you tell them it was about the film? And what’s your response?
CLINTON: No. You know, look I understand the continuing grief at the loss that parents experienced with the loss of these four brave Americans. And I did testify, as you know, for 11 hours. And I answered all of these questions. Now, I can’t — I can’t help it the people think there has to be something else there. I said very clearly there had been a terrorist group, uh, that had taken responsibility on Facebook, um, between the time that, uh, I – you know, when I talked to my daughter, that was the latest information; we were, uh, giving it credibility. And then we learned the next day it wasn’t true. In fact, they retracted it. This was a fast-moving series of events in the fog of war and I think most Americans understand that.
Hillary was asked a direct question: Did you tell the families that the attack was about the film? Her answer: No.
So the liar is now saying that four family members are lying, and that she did NOT tell them the story that was spread around for weeks after the Banghazi attack. The families deserve better than this. The American people deserve better than this. Hillary Clinton is a blatant, mean, heartless liar, all for self-promotion and political gain, and she certainly does not deserve the White House, rather she should be residing in the jail house.