Thursday, May 9, 2013

Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice Honored for “Leadership and Progress” as Benghazi Hearing Confirms Lies

Paige Bennett
Activist Post

For anyone who was paying attention, yesterday was an important day. No, I’m not talking about the Arias trial (which certain networks covered all day without any mention of other, apparently more trivial news), or even Kim Kardashian’s latest appearance as a floral couch/sausage hybrid.

On Wednesday, May 8, we heard the testimony of three whistleblowers regarding the attack of our embassy in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, and there were some pretty eye-opening moments. As expected, both former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice were discussed in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, and what we heard was hardly flattering.

Gregory Hicks, a foreign service officer and former deputy chief of mission in Libya, gave testimony on the events of the night of September 11, as well as what transpired following the attack. In his initial description of that attack, Hicks stated “the Secretary of State Clinton called me along with her senior staff were all on the phone, and she asked me what was going on. And, I briefed her on developments.”

Hicks was also asked by South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy if Ambassador Christopher Stevens had mentioned anything regarding the alleged YouTube video protest that was blamed by the Obama Administration as the cause of the attack:
Gowdy: Would a highly decorated career diplomat have told you, or Washington, had there been a demonstration outside his facility that day? 
Hicks: Yes, sir, he would have. 
Gowdy: Did he [Amb. Stevens] mention one word about a protest? 
Hicks: No, sir, he did not.

So we have testimony that Clinton was briefed on developments and that not a word was spoken about a protest of any kind. Despite that, Rice appeared on a handful of talk shows the following Sunday and stated to the American people that it was in fact a poorly-made YouTube video depicting the prophet Muhammad that spurred the attack. Below is further discussion between Gowdy and Hicks regarding her appearances:
Gowdy: Fast forward, Mr. Hicks, to the Sunday talk shows with Ambassador Susan Rice. She blamed this attack on a video. In fact, she did it five different times. What is your reaction to that? 
Hicks: I was stunned. My jaw dropped. And I was embarrassed. 
Gowdy: Did she talk to you before she went on the five Sunday talk shows? 
Hicks: No, sir. 
Gowdy: You were the highest ranking official in Libya at the time, correct? 
Hicks: Yes. 
Gowdy: And she did not bother to have a conversation with you before she went on national television? 
Hicks: No, sir.
Neither Clinton nor Rice made any mention of a terrorist attack until immense pressure was put on the Administration for answers, and it’s clear that they were lying to the American people by continually blaming this video. Yet as Hicks and his fellow whistleblowers, Mark Thompson and Eric Nordstrom, gave their testimony in Washington D.C. yesterday, Clinton was on the other side of the country in Beverly Hills, California to accept a public service award. The Pacific Council on International Policy awarded Clinton with the inaugural Warren Christopher Public Service Award, which supposedly honors “the public service of others whose work reflects his [Warren Christopher, former Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton] distinctive leadership qualities.

As if that weren’t enough, on May 7, 2013, the day before the Benghazi hearing, Rice also received an award. The 2013 Louis E. Martin Great American Award, presented to Rice by The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, is given to “an exemplar of change, progress and coalition-building across racial lines”. Apparently, blatantly lying to the American people is now an example of progress. Specifically, the organization honored Rice for “her work in advancing U.S. interests, strengthening the world’s common security and prosperity, and promoting respect for human rights.” I suppose one could argue she advanced U.S. interests, but I think it would be more accurate to say she advanced the interests of the Obama Administration in the throes of an election season.

So there you have it. While Hicks testified that he’d essentially been marginalized and demoted due to questioning the response to the attack on Benghazi, Clinton and Rice are honored with awards for “leadership” and “progress”. While it’s hardy surprising, it’s still disheartening to see that honesty is no longer considered a virtue and “CYA” tactics are recognized as leadership.

Sources:
http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20130508/NEWS01/130508017/Transcript-Testimony-Gregory-Hicks-Benghazi
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/05/08/hillary-clinton-accepts-public-service-award-in-beverly-hills/
http://redalertpolitics.com/2013/05/07/susan-rice-to-be-honored-with-great-american-award-for-strengthening-the-worlds-common-security/
http://www.jointcenter.org/newsroom/press-releases/amb-susan-rice-congressional-black-caucus-honored-at-annual-gala

This article first appeared at Fractured Paradigm.



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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think Hilary and Susan are the best representatives for America. Anyone listening to them speak will understand, without any doubt, that they are being lied to, deceived or misled.

It would be very confusing and unsettling if a representative of the American government let the truth out at any time.

Hide Behind said...

HILLARY CLINTON DESERVES EVERY POLITICAL ALCHOLADE THAT SHE RECIEVES.
She has both males and females in DC clamoring to don Blue dress or suits and climb under her desk.
There has not been an individual that has and still is as powerful and influential a political personage in the history of nation than has been MS Hillary Clinton.
None!
WHEN in future, even if she never becomes President, they had ought to build a monument to honor her accomplisments.
THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A GREATER symbol of american Ambassadorial power than she.
No where in American history has any person done more forCorporate and Financial interest not only of US but worlds(euro//centric) future.
AS THE EPTIMONE OF WHAT MAKES A GREAT AMERICAN,HANDS DOWN OR STINKING FINGER HIGH, HILLARY IS THE GREATEST.

Anonymous said...

Why just give the Nobel Peace like, like they do with all other crooks.

Anonymous said...

Paid shills for Israel and murder, Inc. What else should we expect?

Anonymous said...

I had to vomit after reading this article.

Anonymous said...

People who think she is great are not informed. She and her husband along with Bush are psychopaths. They know how to lie so the masses think it is truth and have no trouble living with the damage they do.

Hide Behind said...

DID NOT SAY SHE WAS NICE. WHO THE HELL IS NICE AND CHOOSES POLITICS FOR A CAREER?
THIS WOMAN BEFORE SHE GOT INTOPERSONALY BEING ELECTED HAD MORE INFLUENTIAL FRIENDS ANS ASSOCIATES WORLD WIDETHAN ANY LIVING ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFICE HOLDER.
SHE HAD TENTACLES INTO EVER NEO LIB AND CON THINK TANK. AIPAC SEWN INTO HER LIPS. FRIENDS AND VOLLEAGUES IN MORE nGO's UN COMMISSIONS AND EVERY FEMALE IN OFFICE WITHIN uS emulating her.
LAST 4 LEADERS APPOINTED TO UN HER FRIENDS APPOINTEES TO LIBYA SYRIA AND HELL OVER 50 OTHET NATIONS THE state has relations with are all Clintonisras
No Clintonistas are not all women just the ones with shriveled testicles are the rest all know how to wield power on the QT out of sight and deadly powerfull.
No one crosses Hillary.
Hell Kucinich after libya when he told of its preplanning pissed of Hillary and Hillarys boy,Obama told Dennis to go or else and Dennis went.
AMERICANS ARE IN THE MAIN POLITICALY IGNORANT.THEY THINK THOSE WE VOTE FOR ACTUALLY RUN NATION AND BELONG TO TWO DIFFERENT PARTYS.s

Anonymous said...

Shit rolls down hill! Head puppet sends order downward and second and third puppets take the heat/shit.
So why bother with the puppets... get the head honcho! Who? Obama? No he's just the head puppet. It starts with "R"

Anonymous said...

No it did not confirm lies and you know it...unless you are daft. Tell me how did Greg Hicks "know" that the attack was not in response to the anti Islam movie? How? Whether it was or it wasn't. The entire bases of your filth here, is that Hicks is "telling the truth". Did AlQueda run up to him with an AK47 and scream "tell your people this is not because of the movie"?

Anonymous said...

The qualifications for moving up the political ranks is compliance to the dictates of those who run the party whose goal is to rule the world even if it means destroying America's in the process. In other words elected and appointed officials must support private interests rather than represent the people. The thought never comes to their mind that they will soon face and honest Judge who takes no bribes and cannot be bribed, threatened or killed.

Defiant said...

When the State Department's, indeed the whole Obummer administration's, brand of fraud and corruption can be SO blatantly foisted upon the people, the people will begin to realize that there are fewer and fewer avenues of redress to pursue. It will, eventually, BEG the question of what steps WILL be necessary to end the charade. To remove the gypsies from the palace (before we have no rights left, and Michelle has burned through her ENTIRE vacation fund...er...US treasure.

Anonymous said...

Hilary And Susan, both lesbian lovers, are two of a kind. First off, we shouldn't be in the Middle East. Our interests are with the America Citizen's future.

I don't give a flying fu*k about American interference overseas. We don't see the jobs or the money those, "interests" generates. So, sending our kids to die there is, for nothing but the banker's interests.

Trillions of dollars spent on war? We could have given every Arab citizen $100,000 each and we'd STILL be ahead of the game! WE DON'T BELONG IN THEIR COUNTRY....we would act like them if, they were invading ours!

So, all this is a non-story about fools, idiots, and buttheads. We cause people around the World to hate us. But, we the American Public get to pay for all the trouble the bankers get us into. Hell, they'll loan us as much money as the government needs to fight the wars they are always causing!

Bunch of A-holes....

abinico said...

Legends in their own minds.

Anonymous said...

WTF?????!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Remember the news conference when Hilary was criticizing Egypt for not allowing peaceful protest and Ray McGovern quietly stood and turned his back on her as she spoke? Mr. McGovern was forcibly removed from the audience by police, beaten and detained.

Hillary didn't even pause in her chastising of Egypt for doing the same thing as Mr. McGovern was dragged out. That's really all one needs to know about Ms. Clinton. Her words mean NOTHING! Her actions say it all.

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