Just released emails as a result of a FOIA lawsuit corroborate the well-known fact that the Obama administration created the “Blame the Video” excuse in order to cover up the September 11, 2012, riots in Cairo as well as the Benghazi massacre. On Sept. 14, 2012, a top White House aide emailed over a dozen of Obama’s top officials to schedule a “prep call” with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, who was tapped to dupe the American people about what really happened.
The email lists the following two goals, among others:
- “To underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.”
- “To reinforce the President and Administration’s strength and steadiness in dealing with difficult challenges.”
According to AFLC Advisory Board Member Andrew C. McCarthy, writing on National Review Online:
[The Obama administration intended], in the stretch run of the 2012 campaign, to obscure the facts that (a) the president’s foreign policy of empowering Islamic supremacists contributed directly and materially to the Benghazi massacre; (b) the president’s reckless stationing of American government personnel in Benghazi and his shocking failure to provide sufficient protection for them were driven by a political-campaign imperative to portray the Obama Libya policy as a success — and, again, they invited the jihadist violence that killed our ambassador and three other Americans; and (c) far from being “decimated,” as the president repeatedly claimed during the campaign (and continued to claim even after the September 11 violence in Egypt and Libya), al-Qaeda and its allied jihadists remained a driving force of anti-American violence in Muslim countries — indeed, they had been strengthened by the president’s pro-Islamist policies.
There is no doubt that the Benghazi cover up is a huge presidential scandal. What adds to this outrageous lie is that the mainstream media has been all too complicit to play hush-hush with the Obama administration. And so it is that those brave Americans who lost their lives during this tragedy may never be vindicated. . . .