It’s been nearly 12 months since the Muslim Brotherhood attacked the US Consulate at Benghazi, Libya. Let’s take a retrospective journey.
Hillary R. Clinton, former First Lady to Bill Clinton, wants to be the next President of the United States (and Leader of the Free World). As Secretary of State to President Barack Obama, she knew that she had to put her own stamp/stain on foreign policy that could be differentiated from the general appeasement that Barack sold to the Middle East. The Arab Spring gave her the perfect opportunity to do something spectacular that nobody else had ever done and it emboldened her. She took a risk with the Libyan “freedom fighters” even though she knew that they were Muslim Brothers and al Qaeda affiliates. The jihadis on the ground who were intent on overthrowing Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi fought with a disadvantage because of Libyan national airpower. The balance, Ms. Clinton reasoned, would be to provide them with American made, man portable surface to air defense systems (MANPADS).
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Things went horribly wrong and everyone knows that part of the story now. The Brotherhood stormed the Benghazi Consulate, killed Americans, and stole the money that was to be used to buy back the missiles.
If aid had been sent and more people had been exposed to the Secret of Benghazi, the backlash against Hillary Clinton could have been substantial. This better that NO aid be sent. In the words of the pirate captain, “dead men tell no tales.”
History hasn’t written that chapter yet. Her campaign slogan is “are you ready for Hillary?” Clearly, Hillary is ready to be leader of the free world. She’s out dragging the sack big time for her candidacy with that $2 billion number (the amount that she needs in her war chest) hanging high in the sky. Many Democrats believe Hillary is owed the nomination and the presidency and assume that America is now ready – braced, even – for her ascension to the pinnacle of power. That’s pretty scary. Sort of like rolling over in bed and seeing her homely face staring at you from the adjacent pillow. (Who can really blame Bill for preferring Monica and almost anything else in a skirt?)
Where are the missing surface-to-air missiles? So far as anyone knows, they remain in the hands of al Qaeda, and could be used anywhere in the world. Hillary Clinton expressed her feelings: “What does it matter?”