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The two Queens of Spades,
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the Benghazi timeline.

When President William Jefferson Clinton occupied the Oval Office he described himself, or was so described by the leftwing media, as America's first Black president. When America finally elects it first Black president, something it has not yet constitutionally done; we will be able to compare the social ethics and integrity of Bill Clinton with that newly-elected, future President. Am I forgetting the guy who currently occupies the Oval Office? No. But then, he's not a constitutional president. I'm not saying that because Obama is not an Article II, natural born citizen. I'm saying it because he simply never won enough votes to elect him for the job—even if he was a natural born citizen. Which he isn't.

And, the surprise of all surprises—the Money Mafia knew it all along. He's simply an Occupier, picked by the princes of industry and the barons of banking who believed they could use him to create a money dictatorship in America. Although it appears to be happening, they were wrong. Obama had his own agenda. Their idea. The community organizer's plan. .

Anyway, if Bill Clinton was America's first Black president, then it's reasonable to assume Hillary Clinton was America's first Black First Lady. While the media spotlight was never seriously focused on Hillary (even with a myriad of Clinton scandals which almost solely or primarily wear her name—because she was not an elected official—anyone who listened to her political rhetoric as First Lady, as a US Senator, or as Barack Obama's Secretary of State, knows her ideological sympathies rest with the Palestinian Authority in the Mideast, and not with Israel.) If nothing else, this should be a clue that alerts the American people that Clinton is a rabid anti-American social progressive, and that her political goals are not, and never were, the goals of the American Republic.

In that one respect, it should be clear that Hillary Clinton is as ideologically-linked to Barack Obama as Obama is to his inner circle (even though Hillary was never part of the community organizer's loyal elites). She was, after all, only there for the money. And, of course, the power. If you can't be President, being Secretary of State beats being the vice president.

That's how you get the "foreign policy" experience to give you an edge in 2016. And then, of course, there's Obama who never really trusted Hillary. Granted, Obama gave her the media trappings of power, but all of the real foreign policy decisions in the State Department during her tenure at Foggy Bottom were made by Obama through the State Department czars, not by Hillary. Which means every important decision (most of which showed the lack of foreign policy know-how) were made by the community organizer himself and not by the "What-difference-does-it-make?" Queen of Spades at State.

However, the only true black widow in the Obama White House is the guardian of the inner sanctum—Valerie Jarrett, Obama's senior adviser and very likely the caretaker of all of his political secrets. I suspect that other than Michelle Obama, Jarrett is the only person in the Administration who could torpedo Obama and bring about his successful impeachment. Any Democrat who fervently believes in the United States of America, and who supported Hillary Clinton in 2008, needs to take a real look at her and not the rhetorical dressing that disguises her true ambition, which is not to serve the People of the United States—it's to rule them. That's why they don't have to look back any farther than the terrorist attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012 that ended with a White House cover-up of the events that led up to the deaths of US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Consulate IT Specialist Sean Smith and two former Navy Seals: Tyrone Woods and Glenn Doherty. As Obama campaigned around the country in August and September, 2012 he relied heavily on his self-designated title as the Bin Laden Slayer to convince American voters that he was a patriotic American who knew what he was doing. He was convinced his strategy would not only win him the pro-military vote in November, but the votes of Americans who feared another terrorist strike in the United States. (Of course, he didn't win those votes in 2008 and he didn't win them in 2012, either).

Obama campaigned on the false rhetoric that al Qaeda no longer posed a threat to the United States. And, of course, that they no longer possessed the numbers, or the will, needed to attack America. When the attack on the Benghazi compound took place, Obama was holding three fundraisers in Las Vegas on Sept. 11, 2012 where he was telling dimwitted Democrats, union members (who were required to attend Obama rallies) and, of course, the "gimme" voters with their hands outstretched for a free share of the sweat-invested earnings of the middle class, assuring his audiences that he had won the war on terrorism. As he was bragging, jihadists from the Ansar al-Sharia, Islamic Maghreb and al Qaeda were launching an attack on the consulate in Benghazi.

At about 9 p.m. (3:00 p.m. EDT) US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens said good night to Turkish Ambassador Ali Kemal Aydin and returned into the consulate living quarters in Building C. In his spacious bedroom was a secure safe room. Reports suggest that Stevens had decided to retire for the night and went directly to his bedroom. According to the consulate (and State Dept. reports) "...There was nothing unusual [going on] outside of the gates." At 9:40 p.m. (3:40 pm EDT) gunfire erupted and an explosion was heard. A Tactical Operations Center security agent watched on the security cameras what he said were dozens of armed people breaching the compound through the now open compound gate. 114waterNo explanation was offered why, or how, the locked gate was now open. The TOC agent notified the CIA, the US Embassy in Tripoli, the US State Dept. command center and the Libyan 17th of February Brigade which was charged with the responsibility of protecting the Benghazi compound.

Around 10 PM (4:00 p.m. EDT) several of the security agents assigned to protect the ambassador and his staff, left Building C to go to Building B to get tactical gear. As they made their way from Building C to Building B, radical Islamists set fire to Building A, the 17th of February Brigade barracks. With the mission now under attack, DS agent Scott Strickland hurried Stevens and Smith into a bathroom as terrorists entered Building C and torched the furniture while others ignited the exterior of the building. The three lay on the bathroom floor until the smoke became suffocatingly thick. Strickland told Stevens and Smith they needed to get out of the building. They refused. He instructed them to get to the safe room. Strickland fled the building through an emergency escape window. He climbed to the roof and radioed the other agents in Building B who were now also under attack. Strickland returned to the ambassador's residence several times, but the smoke was too thick and the flames too hot to search for them.

Around 9:40 PM (3:40 PM EDT) former Navy Seals Glenn Doherty and Tyrone Woods arrived at the Benghazi mission. When the violence erupted at the consulate Doherty and Woods asked permission to intervene and suppress the attack. Numerous reports have surfaced since Sept. 11, 2012 which indicate that multiple requests for military assets to be dispatched to the mission took place. Every request was denied either by the bureaucrats in Washington or the military under their command. Although they received several stand-down orders, the former Seals intervened anyway. Although the two were heavily outgunned by approximately 125 terrorists, they killed approximately 60 Islamic combatants before they were killed.

At 10:05 PM (4:05 PM EDT) an alert from the State Department Operations Center was sent to a number of government, military and intelligence agencies—including the White House Situation Room, the Director of National Intelligence and the FBI. The report said: "US Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack. Approximately 20 armed people fired shots. Explosions have been heard as well. Ambassador Stevens, who is currently in Benghazi, and four Chief of Mission embassy personnel are in the compound safe haven." CBS News reporter Margaret Brennen reported on air that "...Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was told of the incident shortly after it began at 4 pm, "Clinton," Brennen said, "spoke to Libyan President Mohammad Magariaf to enlist his full support." So, when Clinton suggested she did not know the particulars of what was happening at that time, she was lying.

Twenty minutes later, at 10:25 PM (4:25 PM EDT), a six member CIA team arrived from the annex with 40 to 60 members of the 17th of February Brigade. They removed Smith's body. Five minutes later Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and his top military advisers learned what was taking place in Benghazi. Not one of them heard the fairy tale about a video that had received less than 200 hits since it was originally posted on YouTube. They learned of an al Qaeda and Islamic Maghreb attack on the consulate. Not one person in any agency of government or intelligence heard anything suggesting a "peaceful demonstration gone bad" in Benghazi was caused by a amateur video slandering the Prophet Mohammed.

Six minutes later, at 11 PM (5 PM EDT), minutes before the start of the weekly intelligence meeting with Panetta, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Martin Dempsey and National Security Adviser Tom Donilon (who was planning to leave the government sometime this year but, it appears, was asked to resign his position immediately to make room for former UN Ambassador Susan Rice to take his job) advised Barack Obama of precisely what was going down in Benghazi. Obama's remarks to the contrary—even though he was safely enjoying himself in Las Vegas—he knew precisely what was happening in Benghazi. He knew at that moment that IT Specialist Sean Smith had been murdered, and everyone suspected Stevens had either been killed or taken hostage. As the conversation with Obama continued, the national security teams learned that the 17th of February Brigade couldn't hold the perimeter and withdraw from the mission. The DS agents who were still looking for Stevens were now taking fire. They joined the CIA agents in an armored vehicle and headed for the annex, taking heavy fire on the way.

At midnight, Benghazi time (6 PM EDT) Panetta held a series of meetings and issues several orders which included ordering two FAST teams (Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team) stationed in Spain to prepare to deploy. Panetta planned to send one team to Benghazi and the other to Tripoli where al Qaeda took down the American flag from the US Embassy there and hoisted the al Qaeda flag over the embassy. This attack on a full-fledged US Embassy was a ruse to divert attention—and manpower—away from the mission in Benghazi. Of course, at the moment, Panetta didn't realize that actually deploying troops wasn't on Obama's horizon since it would contradict his campaign rhetoric and might cost him the election. That's what created the need for a cover-up, and that's why Susan Rice was rewarded with Donilon's job after Congress signaled that Rice would never be Secretary of State.

With information now flowing like water, at 12:07 am (6:07 PM EDT), the US Embassy in Tripoli advised the State Dept. Operations Center that the Benghazi attack was orchestrated by Ansar al-Sharia, which posted the information on their social Twitter and Facebook websites. It seemed at that moment, at 6:07 PM on Sept. 11, 2012, everyone in the world except Barack Obama and Susan Rice, the second Queen of Spades, knew the Benghazi attack was not over a tasteless spoof video lampooning Mohammad. Nevertheless, today—some ten months after the Benghazi attack—Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (who used the pseudonym Sam Bacile when he wrote the Mohammad video, Innocence of Muslims), remains in jail for a crime that simply never happened.

Why? Because, continuing Obama's farse, the first Queen of Spades promised Joe Woods, the father of Navy Seal Tyrone Woods that she would see to it that the person who made the video would be arrested and prosecuted for his son's death. Nakoula is being held in a prison in Latoona, Texas. The Associated Press reported (before the AP scandal broke) that Nakoula was being detained for violating a probation order for acquiring a driver's license under an alias—Sam Bacile. He had been on probation in what the media portrayed as a bank fraud case (which could be anything from writing a bad check to trafficking in bills of exchange or Private Treasury Direct Accounts [PTDA]. But more likely than not, the fraud entailed an overdrawn checking account). The question is, once again, why did Barack Obama want Nakoula incarcerated? Because Obama needed Nakoula to look guilty enough to be blamed for the Benghazi terrorist attack. Nakoula is still in prison. The US District Court that incarcerated him noted he would be released in a few months.

Around 12:30 am (6:30 PM EDT) a six man security team left the Embassy in Tripoli for Benghazi. They arrived in Benghazi at 1:30 am (7:30 PM EDT) the security team arrives in Benghazi and learned that Ambassador Stevens was missing. At 4:07 am (10:07 PM EDT) Secretary Clinton issued an official statement acknowledging the death of Sean Smith but failed to mention the missing ambassador. At 5:00 am (11:00 PM EDT) a second Predator drone arrived over Benghazi to relieve the first drone that watched the attack taking place. Fifteen minutes later at 5:15 am (11:15 PM EDT) the US Regional Security Office in Tripoli received a call from an Arabic-speaking tipster who told them a Westerner had been found in Benghazi and may have been taken to a hospital. The Security Office was convinced the victim was Stevens.

It was around that time when Woods and Doherty lost what became known as the Battle for Benghazi. Around 7:40 am (1:40 am EDT) the first wave of embassy diplomatic personnel and civilian workers left Benghazi, flying to Tripoli. There were too many people for one plane. The remainder of the personnel left Benghazi about three hours later at 10:00 am (4 am EDT). It was at this time that the Obama bureaucracy learned that Ambassador Stevens was raped and murdered. At 7:00 PM (1 PM EDT) American survivors and Stevens' body were transported on a C17 military aircraft. Their destination was Ramstein, Germany. Within a few days, all that was left of the Benghazi story was the denials of a terrorist attack by the Obama Administration which was still insisting the "protests" in Benghazi, like those in Tripoli were the result of Nakoula's video denouncing Mohammed. as a fake.

The Obama Administration was determined to gloss over the fact that al Qaeda, Islamic Maghreb, and Ansar al-Sharia attacked the Benghazi mission because the Obama rhetoric during his campaign speeches was centered around Obama's insistence that al Qaeda and related Islamic terrorist groups were on the run throughout the world, and he didn't want the reality of what happened in Benghazi make a liar out of him. While Secretary Clinton insisted that Muslims protesting Nakoula's YouTube video, and not al Qaeda-linked terrorists, caused the death and destruction in the Benghazi mission, Gregory Hicks, a 22-tear foreign-service diplomat and the number two US official in Libya at the time of the Benghazi attack told a House committee that he "...thought it was a terrorist attack from the get-go," adding that he thought "...everyone in the mission thought it was a terrorist attack from the beginning." For that matter, everyone viewing the video footage from the drones knew, without an iota of doubt, that what was happening at the Benghazi mission was a jihadist attack and not a protest about an anti-Mohammed. video.

Speculation fed by the New York Times (and denied by Clinton) quickly surfaced as the reason for the attack on the Benghazi mission) was that the CIA was moving a large cache of weapons from Turkey and other Arab governments to aid the rebels in Syria in their fight against Bashar Assad. But, because Libya had now become too hot, the United States planned to move the weapons to Turkey because the "popular revolution" in Syria was now an attempt by al Qaeda to seize control of Syria—which meant the Syrian people would simply exchange one tyrant regime for another. Since it was learned that there was a large cache of weapons stored in Benghazi, speculation rose that the CIA has been procuring weapons from Muslim countries and covertly shipping those weapons to the Syrian rebels. As Congress raised the specter of a large weapons cache as the reason for the attack on the Benghazi mission. Once again, when a Senate panel questions Hillary Clinton about whether or not she had any knowledge about the US mission in Libya procuring weapons for the Syrian rebels, the What-difference-does-it-make?" Queen of Spades lied again, telling the Senate she had no knowledge of, or involvement in, the scheme to obtain and ship weapons to the Syrian rebels.

We now have a clear understanding of why the attack on the mission in Benghazi happened. That knowledge tells us who, logically, ordered then US Ambassador Susan Rice to hype the Mohammed. YouTube video fairy tale as the reason for the "protest" at the Benghazi mission on five Sunday talk shows on Sept. 16, 2012 because on June 5, 2013 Obama named her his new National Security Adviser. That was about the only important job he could give Rice since anything else of that stature required the advise and consent of the US Senate.

I don't think there's any of the 18 Senate Democrat who are up for reelection in 2014—all of whom voted for Obamacare, and all of whom are now tainted with the IRS/Tea Party scandal—want to waste any of the political capital they're going to need to get reelected shilling for the community organizer in the Oval Office to reward Obama's loyal but incompetent lackey by giving her a job she is completely unqualified to handle.

Of course, neither was Obama's outgoing national security adviser, Tom Donilon. But, at least, the media liked him and so did the foreign policy community. The media doesn't like Rice. She has no credibility with the press since they, like everyone else in the country, knows what happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, and they suspect (if they didn't know) why it happened. Furthermore, Rice has no credibility with the foreign policy community, nor on Capitol Hill (except with the social progressive left who believe "loyalty to the cause" is more important than integrity and honesty). The honest media view is that Rice knew what really happened and deliberately lied to the American people. If she didn't know, she doesn't belong in the role of National Security Adviser since the word "adviser" suggests she has the foreign policy credentials to correctly assess global problems and properly advise a boss who is seeking the best intelligence on how to commit the resources of the United States. Anyone who allows herself to be duped into promoting a fairy tale as fact doesn't belong in that job.

On June 5, Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin wrote: "Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, who leapt from dishonest talking points to out and out falsehoods (it was a spontaneous attack sparked by an anti-Muslim narrative) on the Benghazi attack, gets her reward today—a promotion to national security adviser. She'll not need Senate confirmation, but her appointment should not halt efforts to subpoena her for her conduct as ambassador to the UN...The move is an in-your-face insult to Congress, to the Americans killed in Benghazi and their families—and another instance of utterly incompetent, dishonest loyalists getting the really big jobs...In other words, she is the perfect choice for [Obama] who has misread almost every foreign policy dilemma..."

No American leader needs a blindly obedient lackey in such an important position. That job needs a career foreign policy expert who understands the strengths and weaknesses of all the players on the world stage—and who is not afraid to disagree with his boss when he believes his boss is about to make a colossal blunder. Which is why presidents usually pick national security advisers with strong political or military credentials like Brent Scowcroft or academics like Henry Kissinger.

As the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Rice was obligated to veto a UN resolution condemning Israel (because Israel is our closest ally in that part of the world), Rice (speaking, I believe, on behalf of her anti-Israeli boss, delivered a blistering diatribe against the Israelis before casting her vote. I believe Obama wanted to make sure his Muslim friends in the region understood that the Muslim in the White House would have preferred to condemn Israel, but as the agent of 50 United States (not 57 Muslim states), he was obligated to vote the will of the nation. That's what makes Rice the second Queen of Spades. Since Rice was not called to testify before either the House or Senate on what caused the deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glenn Doherty in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, she never had a chance to say, "What difference does it make now?" Although she cannot be questioned by the House or Senate based on what she does as National Security Adviser (since she is now covered by Executive Privilege), Rice can be questioned about the fairy tales she told during her quintet talk show gig on the Sept. 16 editions of Face the Nation (CBS), State of the Union (CNN), Meet the Press (NBC), Fox News Sunday, and This Week (ABC) (although Obama will assert Executive Privilege—which had to cross Obama's mind when he was trying to figure out how to keep Rice going before Congress from naming names). Obama was worried about having Rice sitting before a House or Senate committee because, while the killings of four Americans happened 9 months before Secretary Hillary Clinton's infamous "What difference does it make now?" remark, Barack Obama knows WHY it still makes a difference.

Because four people who did not need to die, died. And, because what was happening could impact his reelection campaign, made a conscious, calculated political decision not to escalate what was happening in Benghazi, believing (I imagine) that nothing worse than the United States having two missions in Libya violated by righteously indignant Muslims would happen. Not a big deal in Obama's mind even though he allowed Islamic jihadists to attack Americans on American soil in a foreign land. In other words, Obama allowed radical jihadists to commit an act of war against the People of the United States, weakening this nation in the eyes of the world.

According to Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute whose investigation revealed "...that officials from [Obama] on down were intentionally and falsely insisting the the 9/11/12 attack [in Benghazi] was not an act of terrorism is screamingly obvious." Pletka was right although it would be about three weeks later that a statement made by the new US Army commander of Africom, Lt. Gen. David Rodriquez (when he personally relieved his predecessor, four star general Carter F. Ham), revealed that Barack Obama personally ordered the "stand-down" which caused the deaths of Stevens, Smith, Woods and Doherty. Before he was relieved of his command on Sept. 11, 2012, Gen. Carter Ham had led a very undistinguished, political-military career—which is likely why Barack Obama appointed him to head Africom. Gen. Ham proved that even a political soldier can be a patriot. He put his career on the line at a time when integrity was needed. Too bad he was not able to deploy his ready-response team to save two former Seals who also put their lives on the line that night—and lost them.

When Gen. Ham, as head of Africom, received the emails that Leon Panetta, Hillary Clinton, Tom Donilon, the CIA and the FBI received containing Gregory Hicks' threat assessment, he assembled a rapid response unit to go to Benghazi and informed Panetta he was ready to go. Ham was ordered, by Panetta, to stand down. Ham told Panetta to "screw himself."

He told the Defense Secretary he was sending his men in. Less than one minute later, Lt. Gen. David Rodriquez (three stars), told Ham (four stars) that he—Rodriquez—was relieving him of his command because he refused to obey a direct "stand down" order from from the Commander-in-Chief of the military. Obama then appointed Rodriquez the new head of Africom. If it is not clear now where the "stand down" order originated, it never will be. It was at this time that Glenn Doherty and Tyrone Woods made their decision to defend the Americans in the Benghazi mission.

In the government's initial attempt to gloss over what happened, a statement explaining the deaths of Woods and Doherty was issued which made it appear the former Seals, Doherty and Woods, were assigned to protect Ambassador Stevens, and that they were killed defending the mission. The statement was a blatant falsehood. They were attached to the CIA. When the order to Gen. Ham to stand down was issued, they refused and, without military-issued weapons, they went to Benghazi where they took what weapons they needed from the jihadists and, from the rooftop, fought the Battle of Benghazi until they were killed. And that, Ms. Clinton, is the difference it makes. Truth fills the gaps that lies require. You, Ms. Clinton, and you, Ms. Rice—the two Queens of Spades in the game of chance Obama played with American lives in Benghazi, Libya on the 11th Anniversary of the war the jihadists declared on the American people—should be ashamed not only of what you've done in the name of partisan politics, but who you've become in your quests for wealth and political gain. If the American people do not run both of you out of politics for all time, then I say, "SHAME ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE."





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