Letter - Truth needed on Benghazi


Americans are tired of the lies. They would like some answers as to what happened in Benghazi and why four Americans died.

Hopefully, the U.S. House Select Committee on Benghazi will provide the truth. What lies beneath Benghazi is a failed foreign policy of epic portions, resulting in the deaths of four Americans.

This investigation will be about President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Besides the lie about the video causing the attack, the American people were led to believe Benghazi was a consulate. It was never a consulate. It was a special mission compound. The president and secretary of state designate them.

What was the mission of the SMC? This is a question the administration does not want to answer.

Clinton’s Benghazi Accountability Review Board found no one liable and somehow failed to interview Clinton, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, survivors or the president.

Why was no real security provided to the Benghazi residence, an SMC? The United States did not notify the Libyan government we were there (ARB, pages 14-15). It is hard to establish a zero-footprint presence if there are security forces everywhere. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was essentially working out of a house with the CIA annex one mile away.

What was the CIA doing there? It was collecting arms left over from disposing of Kahdafi. Where were these arms headed?

Apparently, under the auspices of Saudi Arabia, they were going to anti-Assad forces (Syria) through Turkey. Who are the anti-Assad forces? These are al-Qaida-type forces supported also by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Who supports Syrian President Bashar Assad? Russia. Thus, we were supplying arms to forces fighting against Syria, which Russia supports. Our military is fighting against the same al-Qaida in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Clinton was asked about this arms movement during the congressional hearing. Her reply was “ask another agency;” she knew. Her ambassador (Stevens) was running the operation. The forces that attacked the embassy were quickly identified as “ansar al Sharia” terrorists. They are backed by Iran.

Significantly, there are congressional people who know the truth about the international “fast and furious” gun running.

President Nixon resigned over the Watergate break-in, which was a search for documents. President Clinton was impeached for lying to a federal judge.

Get the direction?

President Obama and Hillary Clinton have lied to America and perhaps, had us in a “proxy” war with Russia.

Craig Buchanan

Walla Walla


chicoli 1 year, 2 months ago

Benghazi is a smoke screen to distract the American people from what the Republican leadership is trying to sneak in terms of vouchering Medicare and increasing the qualifying age to 70. Just read the GOP budget proposal by Senator Ryan.

Mr Buchanan, how many Congressional investigations about Benghazi would satisfy you and your pals that there was never a connection with the WHITE HOUSE?

Would you be willing to open a Congressional investigation about how we ended up losing more than 5 thousand American heroes who died in vain on the Iraq war? Who should be responsible for the death of millions of innocent men women and children from Iraq, on a war of convenience for a bunch of neocons? Could this war be categorized as the most outrageous tragedy in the history of our Country?

I promise you that what you guys are going to face before this coming election is going to be the mantra of " DON"T MESS WITH MY MEDICARE, DAMMIT"! Benghazi mania will be an embarrassment for the GOP, my friend!


namvet60 1 year, 2 months ago

paco - why do you babble your liberal rhetoric trying to throw distractions? Why not just answer some crucial questions: Where was Sec of State Hillary Clinton the night of the attack? Where was President Barack Obama the night of the attack? ( The very next day playing a round of golf as if nothing had happened). Where was the Sec of Defense Panetta? Answer these questions and the investigations will go away.

Maybe you should start working on your rhetoric for the VA scandal. Nothing like having our men and women going to war overseas and fortunately get back in one piece only to die before treatment at one of your VA's.

To clarify your Obamacare was the culprit that scammed $600 Billion out of Medicare and why would you be concerned about Medicare when you have your VA infirmary to run to?

This is the most incompetent Administration since Jimmy (Peanut Farmer) Carter!


stvsngltn 1 year, 2 months ago

Those American hero's who died and were wounded in the Iraq War should never be insulted by telling them (falsely) that they died in vain. They knew full well why they were fighting Saddam Hussein and his regime -- which they were successful in removing. As for Benghazi, the utter failure of Hillary Clinton and Obama (and attempted cover-up) in Libya and especially Benghazi must be investigated and exposed. We will be hearing more about why. Stay tuned.


chicoli 1 year, 2 months ago

Steve, I apologize for my inappropriate grammatical connection you very well noticed in using "vain" when taking about our heroes.

I nevertheless should've said that more than 5 thousands American heroes should not have died for a capriciously conceived war by a bunch of blowhard, extreme right warmongers who bamboozled the whole Country into believing a pack of lies.

The so far unanswered question still remains for all of us to answer: who should be held accountable for the unnecessary loss of lives, destruction of property, shattered US reputation and wasted 2 trillion dollars on a war of convenience ?


namvet60 1 year, 2 months ago

Steve it's always fun to watch Liberals cannibalize. With the Iraq war I've never heard the likes of Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Marie Cantwell & Harry Reid . . . . . . . considered as right wing Warmongers. It was a bi-partisan vote that authorized the war and now we are finding out that you don't have to be overseas to meet your demise but just be on the waiting list at a VA hospital. If Obamacare is a poster child developed from the government ability to run your medical needs we are traveling in a very uneasy world.


namvet60 1 year, 2 months ago

Is this what the city of Walla Walla is thinking? Getting pretty sad.


With all of these weapons being acquired and then pushing gun control as if it is necessary item to protect the government.


Maybe they should close the borders and then we would be safer in this grand ole country.


stvsngltn 1 year, 2 months ago

While I usually/always agree with everything you post, Nam Vet, the reason I won't read those two links is because Alex Jones (and his Infowars.com) is the biggest blowhard and liar on the extreme right I've ever seen. There's never been a conspiracy theory this jackass doesn't believe and promulgate, whether "fema death camps", poisonous chem trails, 9-11 "further" nonsense or what. Sure, sometimes he uses valid information reported by others but only to make himself appear credible.


stvsngltn 1 year, 2 months ago

Make that "truther" .... darn Kindle spell-correcter.


namvet60 1 year, 2 months ago

Sorry Steve - actually that's the first time I've actually read anything by him but I will correct that in the future.



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