- It Really Breaks Your Heart When You See Trust That Is So Cynically Manipulated
By Jim ONeill
Here’s a quote worth remembering: “’We came, we saw, he died’ … a knee-slapper from then Secretary-of-State, Hillary Clinton, laughingly gloating over the death of Muammar Gaddafi .
Yes indeed, America’s “Clown Princess of Diplomacy” was in Tripoli earlier this week for talks with leaders of Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC), after al-Quaeda elements had fermented riots & discord across that now strife-torn nation.
Memo from all the dead Libyans: “Thanks for nothing, Mrs. Clinton!”
But what difference does it make!?! Why associate Hillary Clinton with the current implosion of the Lybian state?
Well, how about the following “golden-oldie” news reports, from the past, to refresh our collective memories?
(1) A reporter asked if [Clinton thought] Qaddafi’s death had anything to do with her surprise visit to show support for the Libyan people. “No,” she replied, before rolling her eyes and saying “I’m sure it did” with a chuckle. [Corbett Daly, “CBS News” 10/20/11]
(2) “... there was a distortion of events that were occurring in Libya to justify an intervention which was essentially wrong and illegal.”[Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio)]
(3) "As flagrantly tasteless as Hillary Clinton’s play on the “veni, vidi, vici” riff was, it crosses over from being tasteless into being chilling when seen in the light of recent reports by the US Army intelligence community and others about the chaos in Lybia" [recent guest on “The Kelly File” – Fox News Channel).
Of course, let’s provide you with a “backgrounder” on this significant historical event:
One of Gaddafi’s sons, Seif, had secretly warned the US military’s Joint Chiefs that the “freedom fighters” -- to whom the US was supplying weaponry and ammunition in those days past -- were NOT freedom fighters at all; but instead they were rabid jihadists … “gangsters & terrorists”, allegedly ”intent on overthrowing the Gaddafi regime to install a more radical Islamist regime in its place — similar to the way that long-time American ally, Egyptian President Hosni Mubara, was thrown to the wolves in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Ah yes, results of the vaunted “Arab Spring” — a term which I file away with other leftist lies and cant … such as claiming that Islam is a religion of peace, and that the Nazis were a right-wing movement (“Socialist Workers Party”— hello?). But I digress.
Gaddafi was willing to abdicate, and wished to broker a deal with the U.S, according to insider White House sources ; but Secretary of State Clinton wanted war, and by God a war she would get.
According to former CIA officer Claire Lopez:
“The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures [under the orders of Hillary Clinton].”
Yes, instead of brokering a peaceful deal with Gaddafi, the U.S. began smuggling arms and ammo to Libyan “freedom fighters” (read that as radical Islamists).
I thought that the U.S. was supposedly fighting al Qaeda, not supplying them with weapons, but what do I know?
In any event, ignoring various U.S. intelligence agency reports that were informing her of what was actually happening in Libya, Clinton doggedly stuck to her own pet “narrative”, which she funneled to the White House.
According to “The Washington Times”:
“Instead of relying on the Defense Department or the intelligence community for analysis, the White House trusted Mrs. Clinton’s [narrative], which was then supported by Ambassador to the United Nations Susan E. Rice and National Security Council member Samantha Power, as reason enough for war.”
Clinton’s, Rice’s, and Power’s narrative was that the U.S. (and its European allies) needed to attack Libya in order to prevent Gaddafi from committing genocide on the Libyan people.
Despite on-site US intelligence reports that disagreed with the Obama Administration’s fairytale, it nonetheless became the version of events, in Libya, that was dutifully disseminated to “we the people” by the mainstream media [Obama's journalistic cheer-leading squad].
Genocide huh? Well I’m not buying it:
If Clinton and crew found the possibility of genocide so heart-wrenching, then I would have directed their attention to Sudan (even the State Department could have found it — it borders on Libya for God’s sake), where large-scale slavery and genocide had/has been an ongoing affair for some time.
Or what about Nigeria — check out the entry on that country by “Genocide Watch.”
Interestingly both of those genocides involve Muslims slaughtering Christians — now why do you suppose the US State Department and the mainstream media choose to largely ignore them? Hmm.
So what was the real reason Hillary and her pals insisted on raining destruction on Libya? Was it something as simple as feeding the insatiable appetite of the military/industrial complex, or was it because Gaddafi’s plans for a gold-based pan-African currency threatened Hillary’s elite bankster campaign funders?
Or was it to foster chaos in Libya so that various Islamic cults near and dear to the Obama Administration, like the Muslim Brotherhood, could gain momentum in that country?
Perhaps “we the people” will finally find the truth when Ms. Clinton appears before Congress again (perhaps to “spin” the facts regarding her alleged involvement in the Benghazi cover-up).
Muammar Gaddafi was no saint — far from it. And his behavior was at times bizarre and cruel ; but he was not unremittingly evil.
What’s interesting about all this is: even as they [the Gaddafi regime] were being bombed, they still trusted America.
“We came, we saw, he died,” some cynics joke!
[Jim ONeill was born June 4, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974 in both UDT-21 (Underwater Demolition Team) and SEAL Team Two. He also has worked as a commercial diver in the waters off of Scotland, India, and the United States. And while attending the University of South Florida as a journalism student in 1998, he was presented with the “Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii AEJMC Research in Journalism Ethics Award,” 1st place undergraduate division. He is also a graduate of NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School, 1970). And he is a Member of Mensa, and a lifetime member of the UDT/SEAL Association. Jim can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org]
MY OWN RESPONSE TO THE PRECEDING COMMENTARY
Probably never in history (with the exception of the Civil War) have so many individuals & families suffered and/or died thanks to the efforts of one American President.
Come on up, and take a bow, Barack Obama!
Whether it was the Benghazi incident (or most likely, non-incident) , the unenforced “line in the sand’ in Syria, the naïve “reset” button in relations with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, or the non-war on Isis, or the foolish current efforts to empty “Gitmo” of its savage jihadist prisoner population (beheadings anyone?), America’s ditherer-in-chief has inadvertently caused the blood of millions of innocents to be spilled across the globe.
Yet this vain narcissist seems incapable of feeling empathy or guilt , regarding the collateral damage (victims) of his actions.
For example, how about his flippant answer today, regarding the ISIS video documenting the agony and suffering of the Jordanian air-force hostage, doused with gasoline and then burned alive in a cage like a hog destined for a pull-pork sandwich at some southern-style BBQ outlet.
According to America's reality-challenged president -- holding a press conference on the merits of "ObamaCare" (metaphorically fiddling while the world burns) -- the health of Jordan's deep-fried hostage has been comprised by the ISIS "organization" (are we talking about Middle East branch of the American Legion here?), just as the health of Obamacare enrolees was previously threatened by the nefarious private-insurance industry in the United States.
All that matters for this vain man is his imagined legacy in history, sales of his next best-selling piece of fiction (his biography), and the chance to flip expensive California real-estate, or play golf with Tiger Woods in Hawaii – when he retires from office!
My final thoughts on this severely-flawed version of the human species?
A pox on his entire White House staff, particularly Valerie Jarret. And a wish that some higher power enable them to develop a conscience (which they never had before) and suffer the torment & guilt associated with finally realizing all the horribly evil actions they have taken in the last eight years.
Or perhaps a more fitting punishment might be: doomed to eat Michelle Obama’s mandatory school lunches for the rest of their existence on our planet!
Nuff said, on this distasteful subject matter, I would think.