USURPER EN PRESENTIA - Barack Obama still believes the consequences for his administration’s lies are going to be easier to face if he ignores the outrage of the American people until after they cast their votes. In the exact same way he believed the outrage over his lies about his lack of constitutional eligibility to even hold the office of president were going to be easier to ignore after the American people voted in 2008, he now believes he can evade the outrage over his lies about the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Only this time, his lies have injured a dangerous assembly of U.S. military command and clandestine personnel with the ability to manifest politically destructive evidence of cover-up and deception.
Commentary by Penbrook Johannson
Editor of The Daily Pen
NEW YORK, NY - Like an addict hopelessly hooked on the poison that’s killing him, Obama thinks if he can just win another election fix, his lies will become irrelevant.
Someone needs to help Barack Obama before it’s too late. They need to conduct a group intervention. They need to sit him down and, after they remind him of the consequences of presiding over the most corrupt administration in American history, ask him if he really…really wants to reside in the White House for another four years.
After they remind him that he is not a legitimate office holder due to his lack of constitutional eligibility, they now need to make him aware of the damage his lies about the terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya have caused to the morale and confidence of our military and the American people.
Finally they need to ask him if he truly believes the honorable members of our military actually would respect him after his lies about his identity, his ideology and, now, his foreign allegiance to enemies abroad.
There is some very bad news waiting for Obama on November 7, regardless if he is fraudulently ensconced to the White House again or not. The pursuit of truth about his identity will continue, and his diminished credibility with the American military over the Benghazi scandal will continue to erode his effectiveness as a Commander-in-Chief, regardless of his preeminent lack of legitimacy.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, issued a devastating response to Barack Obama’s ongoing failure to respond directly to charges that his administration is hiding information about the September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission facility in Benghazi which resulted in the murder of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador, Chris Stevens.
When asked if congressional investigations should be conducted along with the investigation currently engaged by the Obama Adminstraton, Bolton said, “The only information we have is the result of an investigation of the Obama administration…by the Obama administration. Investigations by both branches are appropriate. In the case of the Obama administration, it’s not only that their internal investigations have produced accounts, so far, that are only favorable to them, but that the selective leaking of information has politicized the CIA and the Pentagon a few days before our election.”
It is now clear that Obama’s blatant lack of response to vehement questions about the Benghazi fiasco is an attempt to prevent the American people from discovering the truth about his administration's role in the Benghazi scandal before the election next week. It is apparent Obama is ignoring the American people’s growing outrage over Benghazi because he knows the answers to their questions will decimate his political credibility and devastate his chances at re-election among those who still believe he is a Constitutionally legitimate candidate.
Again, Obama is demonstrating his propensity for lies and cowardice when called upon to stand for the difficult decision of upholding honor and truth.
Either way, however, Obama’s credibility and legitimacy have been deeply damaged, not only in the perception of the American people but, most importantly, in the hearts and minds of those who serve in our military, which the office of president must command with utmost credibility and legitimacy if America is to be effectively defended and protected.
The failure in Benghazi has revealed that Obama is simply not a legitimate leader able to exercise credible leadership over our military servicemen and servicewomen. This deficiency was preeminent even before he illegally usurped power in 2008.
“What this shows is an administration in disarray while emphasizing the importance of Congress getting to the bottom of this,” said Bolton.
A recent report by Fox News’ Catherine Herridge revealed a top secret communication sent in August, 2012, a full month before the attack, from Ambassador Chris Stevens and other U.S. Chief of Mission (COM) personnel in Benghazi directly to Hillary Clinton at the State Department which issued a clear warning that U.S. facilities in Libya were at extreme risk of a terrorist attack and that Al Qaeda sponsored groups were a clear and present threat to the complex and State Department personnel.
The revelations presented by Fox are an unequivocal indictment against the Obama administration and clearly demonstrate that the White House and State Department were warned that if security measures were not increased at the Benghazi mission, it could not be defended in a coordinated attack. We now know the Obama administration did nothing to increase security in the weeks leading up to the September 11th attack, despite the warning from COM officials.
This fact, therefore, suggests executive leadership in the administration, including Obama himself, was fully aware of the threat but chose not to act in the interest of securing U.S. personnel because, for reasons yet to be disclosed, there was a greater political benefit in allowing the embassy to remain vulnerable.
Based on this, it becomes necessary to question whether the Obama administration had reason to believe that the possibility of U.S. Ambassador Stevens being killed was more favorable to an alternative of protecting him and his staff, and what was that reason?
Commenting on the revelations by Fox, Bolton commented saying, “I’ve had chance to read that cable and it is the smoking gun in this investigation. The idea that the CIA station in Benghazi offered to bring the consulate personnel into their compound a month before the September 11 attack shows just how worried everybody in Benghazi was about such an attack, which, as we know, is what happened a few weeks later.”
“This is a devastating rebuttal to any notion that there was an out of control demonstration because of this ridiculous Mohammed video and it undercuts the Obama administration’s credibility in a profound way,” continued Bolton.
According to the Washington Times, retired Naval Rear Admiral James A Lyons told correspondents, “It now appears the White House, Pentagon, State Department, CIA, NDI, JCS and various other military commands monitored the entire battle in real time via frantic phone calls from our compound and video from overhead drone. The cries for help and support went unanswered. The terrorists could have been wiped out by an immediate counter attack but there appears to have been a lack of courage to make that happen.”
Said Bolton, “The passivity of this administration, before, after and during the attack deserves an investigation and that we need to address the broader systemic failure in which appears the Obama administration is believing its own press releases about the war on terror is over, denial of multiple requests for security before the attack on 9-11.”
This is the result of a mixture of incompetence, politics and ideology, which is a toxic brew. There is no doubt we had a debacle on 9-11 a tragedy of four Americans dead. It is important for Americans to understand that this threat still exists today. There has been no retaliation for that attack.”
Bolton concluded, “Every diplomatic facility in the Middle East is at risk until we do something.”
And, so is the sovereignty of the Office of the Presidency.