A Year Ago in Benghazi: Just an American

tumblr_mmhko80lb81r5wy5wo1_500Why is President Obama having such a hard time garnering support for an attack on Syria? In a word, Benghazi. The “phony scandal” is backfiring on Obama. He broke trust with the American people when he took it upon himself to lie to the American people about what really happened that fatal day.

As an American citizen, I don’t want to hear the slaughter of American citizens labeled as a “phony scandal”. I don’t want to hear “what difference does it make?” coming from the lips of the ex-Secretary of State. I don’t want the attitude of “nothing to see here, folks” that emanates from Washington. A foreign concept, I know, but all I want is the truth. President Obama should never have allowed Benghazi to become a partisan issue.  Our concerns should have been his and his peons’ concerns- if they truly valued the lives of American citizens. But, as in the case with Syria, the elitists in Washington are not listening.

When I began writing for Politichicks a little over a year ago, my first published article joined other writers’ work in paying tribute to those who perished on 9/11/2001. It was my first attempt to demonstrate the “up is down” philosophy that has permeated our society since that heinous day. Immediately after the tributes were posted on the PC website, the Benghazi massacre occurred-and, yes-it was a massacre. Interestingly, I have researched and written on a variety of subjects, but I have never written one word on Benghazi. Why?

Let me be honest. I couldn’t write about a subject that I knew nothing about. Although I was not dumb enough to believe the “video excuse” proffered by the bobbling heads-oops, I mean talking heads, it would have been easy for me to believe our government when they said that there was no cover-up. I still could not accept that our own government would and could continually and blatantly lie to the American people-even in the face of irrefutable evidence that the attack was a premeditated hate-filled crime against the United States. All of their explanations, drip, drip, drip, were lies-told repeatedly by bald-faced liars who thought the American people were idiots.  Pundits and media alike disingenuously misled the citizens of this country for weeks in an attempt to sweep Benghazi under the proverbial rug, all to win an election–and, it worked.

Again, I am just an average American citizen in search of the truth. Theories and conspiracies aside, I still have many questions.  Many of you may have the answers-I am admitting that I don’t.

  • Was Benghazi a CIA gunrunning operation (aka Fast and Furious) smuggling weapons from Libya through Turkey to arm Syrian rebels?
  • Was it a kidnapping attempt gone horribly wrong to give Egypt leverage in an attempt to free the Blind Sheik?
  • What about those survivors that have not been heard from? Why have they not been subpoenaed and given some form of protection to testify?
  • Is it true that CIA operatives are really being polygraphed monthly to silence them from speaking out?
  • Where are the arrests of the monsters that killed our own? With all the NSA spying expertise-isn’t a year long enough to bring someone to justice?
  • What are my chances of getting real answers from this government? (Don’t answer that one!)

And now, President Obama wants to bomb Syria. On the surface, his justification for going after President Assad is more than legitimate. If chemical warfare is being used to kill thousands of innocents, doesn’t the United States have a moral responsibility to “step-in” and stop the atrocities? A year ago, I would have unequivocally said, “Yes”. But now, there is that pesky little issue of aiding and abetting our sworn enemy. The same terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 are deeply entrenched within the Syrian rebel army.   Why would the American people support the President? What is he not telling us? Obama’s track record does not inspire confidence because of his lies about Benghazi.

I am just an average American citizen, and I don’t know about you, but I am tired of the lies.

I think the best way to honor those who lost their lives, is not to grow weary in seeking the truth. Just as we will never forget those that perished on September 11, 2001-we must never forget those that died on September 11, 2012…in Benghazi.

God rest their souls.


Lydia Susanne has conducted exclusive interviews with Israeli author Lela Gilbert, activist and lead singer of KANSAS John Elefonte, Todd Daniels of International Christian Concern, and Bob Fu of China Aid, among other notable subjects for PolitiChicks.com.

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