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Benghazi attack: Conspiracy or reality, choose one

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In a political season, all theories seem to take on an extra layer of improbability. The best theories often need a kernel of truth though. Was the Benghazi attack orchestrated by the White House?

Having recently run across a video of a very different explanation for the attack on the United States embassy in Benghazi, Libya I was struck by the far-reaching nature of what seems a very skewed conspiracy theory.

The video posits that the entire Benghazi attack was orchestrated by the White House. Ambassador Stevens was to have been kidnapped by the Muslim Brotherhood, and held for ransom. The ransom price would be the blind Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, who had been the object of a NY Post article last month.

The video clip appears to be part of a news report on CBN since the CBN logo is on the screen behind the two reporters. The video however, is posted on a Impeach Obama blog, and at the CBN website, a thorough search of the archives turns up zero results for the relevant broadcast.

 

I have to admit to a perverse pleasure in finding a really good conspiracy theory, and this one is a winner on multiple levels. First, the concept that President Obama, who I happen to despise, is supposed to have orchestrated the attack on the consulate so as to be able to offer an ‘October Surprise’ to the gullible American Voters.

With an ambassador kidnapped and then returned, by every Liberal’s Superhero and Savior President Obama, mere days before Nov. 6, the election would have, in theory, been a forgone conclusion.

 

That by itself would be a good conspiracy theory, but the plot thickens even more! In tracking down just which network CBN happens to be (with the clue being the bit of a squiggle in the “C”) I found the Christian Broadcasting Network. I then performed a search for the same broadcast shown in the video in this article. No luck there, searching for Benghazi, Muslim Brotherhood, Blind Sheik, Libya attack, there are no results which lead to the video clip featured here.

 

That in turn offers the possibility that there is a reverse conspiracy theory at work. Is there an agent of the current Administration attempting to showcase the conspiracy theorists as over the edge paranoid? Is CBN guilty of erasing all mention of the video clip from their archives? Was the video never real in the first place? And the answer is – it nearly doesn’t matter.

 

Any good conspiracy theory needs an unquantifiable dose of mystery to shroud the intangible inconsistencies which are nearly always present.

If it was a] A real attempt to set up an October Surprise to assure Obama’s re-election, and was simply spoiled by two former SEAL team members taking on a task beyond the scope of their job, or if it is simply a red herring being tossed out by; b] The Obama administration operatives, or c] persons unknown trying to plant the idea that Obama would sacrifice American lives to ensure his November victory, this plot has all the makings of a really great Tom Clancy novel.
The most difficult part of this video is that I just about believe the Current Regime Master is capable of doing exactly this, to get re-elected. OK, actually, I fully believe he’s capable, I’m just not certain he’s stupid enough to try it.

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Written by Gar Swaffar

October 22, 2012 at 4:56 am

Posted in Re-Thinking

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  1. Gar,

    Yeah, I too can see Obama carrying out this plot. I don’t put anything past that rat bastard. So it all goes south on him and now he’s left with a situation he doesn’t have any answers to. So one asks “why” and what do you come up with? He can’t tell what he was up to. I love these conspiracies and they do start to sound like a great Clancy book.

    I saw 3 former CIA guys on TV last night talking about when an attack like this happens, it’s called critical and a fax goes off to every agency who could help out in the situation, the State dept., the White House, and Intel groups. It is blasted everywhere. But, lo and behold no one comes to their rescue. It makes it look like they were deliberately left to be murdered, These 3 former CIA guys were really upset and they know something is wrong with this story.

    Also a drone was over the area. There is too much evidence of complete dismissal of the attack and the people killed.

    Now, that may have failed so we have new leaks coming out of the WH. Like the Ayatollah of Iran is willing to have talks with Obama about stopping their nuke building in exchange for the sanctions being lifted. It was run in the NYSlime of course even stating that Bibi is in agreement with this. Bibi and Israeli spokesmen have said Bibi did not agree to this. It’s another diversion.

    What makes me think he’ll pull that one out during the debate? Also he’ll tell Romney he can’t talk about the Libyan attack because it’s “under investigation”.
    What non-sense. Anyone who can’t see through this kenyan is a moron.

    Also being fed to the news people is Obama will strike the Libyan terrorists right before the election in the hope that he clinches the election with that one. ARGH!

    All I know is I know who I’m voting for, Romney.

    This rat bastard is nothing but a traitor to his country and it galls me that he is still serving as president. He should have been impeached the first year in office.

    pepperhawk

    October 22, 2012 at 5:27 am

    • Pepp, let it out, don’t bottle it up ! …….I readily admit to thinking a sneaky attack like this could be planned by a Kenyan Community Organizer Chicago Thugster.
      It makes so much sense, it’s hard for me to look at this without coming to pre-conclusions and going off on a tangent.

      Bottom line for me is that it’s right up old O’s alley and smacks of Chicago Politics.

      Gar Swaffar

      October 23, 2012 at 1:19 am

      • I agree Gar. It is straight up the Chitcago thugster politics, but very believable. I read tonight where the O is putting more muslim jihadists inside posts in the government. Bloody hell this is going to be one heck of a fight if he gets back in.

        Yeah, I wear my emotions on my sleeve. So I let it all hang out . 🙂

        pepperhawk

        October 23, 2012 at 1:45 am

      • Yes you do, but no one has to try to guess what you are saying or thinking – that’s a positive thing.

        Gar Swaffar

        October 23, 2012 at 1:48 am

      • Gar,

        I do and I guess I will always say exactly what I mean and do what I say. It’s hard for me to believe in lies and incompetence. In O’s case I believe he deliberately is destroying us and so many people don’t see it. He could have had this economy in better shape but he chose crazy policies that never work. I detest him. He has no moral compass and no ethics. His character is nothing more than a blight to be exterminated.

        pepperhawk

        October 23, 2012 at 2:12 am

  2. I just popped my head in on the Hawk who is watching the debate. Just one minute of his mouth running off the same damn lies was enough for me. I started to get so angry I could spit. Hawk said I better get out of the room and not watch it. I agreed.

    pepperhawk

    October 23, 2012 at 2:14 am

    • The O’s pie hole is a never ending lie machine..would that make it a lie hole instead?

      Gar Swaffar

      October 23, 2012 at 2:17 am

      • Yep that pie hole should be renamed the lie hole and the depth of that hole is infinite.

        pepperhawk

        October 23, 2012 at 2:25 am

  3. The “blight” will be looking for a new job after Nov 6

    Gar Swaffar

    October 23, 2012 at 2:19 am

    • Gar,

      I sure hope so. And I hope he loses by a landslide.

      pepperhawk

      October 23, 2012 at 2:26 am

      • AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Gar Swaffar

        October 23, 2012 at 3:45 am

  4. Well Gar it sounds like Romney held his own and did not fall into the trap the O man set for him. O man was small and petty, at times mean. This is what I heard after the debate from the talking bloviators.

    pepperhawk

    October 23, 2012 at 5:22 am

    • The O-Hole was rude, and looking for a squabble, Mitt didn’t bite. Just pressing his case to the American Public and everything else was just water off a ducks butt.

      Gar Swaffar

      October 23, 2012 at 5:37 am

      • I heard the same description about the rat bastard. And how Romney did not bite but remained calm and reasonable. Some of the clips I saw the O looked mad as hell trying to maintain the anger. He was so demeaning to Romney and that doesn’t go over well with women in particular.

        pepperhawk

        October 23, 2012 at 6:07 am

      • If demeaning is the very polite term being used to say O-Hole gave Romney the “Stink Eye”. they nailed it.

        Gar Swaffar

        October 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      • That’s right. They nailed it and I give huge kudos for Romney remaining calm and reasonable while O man looked stupid and mean.

        pepperhawk

        October 23, 2012 at 3:48 pm


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