A very agitated Secretary of the State Hillary Clinton testified before the House and Senate on her involvement in the Benghazi massacre. Clinton demonstrated that no one, no matter their status in Washington, has the right to question her abilities or her authority.
Secretary Clinton was kool and gracious, she even displayed her infamous cackle whenever leaders fawned over her “service to this country.” Clinton was all smiles when politely asked questions elevating her to complete innocence in the violent murders of American men in Benghazi. But when Ron Johnson, who had plainly had enough with months of unanswered questions as to why American men placed in harm’s way were left to die when Hillary had resources in place to save them, demanded Clinton answer why she didn’t make one, single phone call to evacuees on the ground, Clinton flew into a rage:
The fact is we had four dead Americans! Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?
What difference does it make? Are you kidding Hillary Clinton?
It makes all the difference Madame Secretary! You, Obama, and the entire administration, had every resource available to rescue those men and you did not.
This Madame Clinton would have made a difference: The United States has two AC-130U fire-support aircraft systems that use television and infrared sensors, as well as synthetic aperture strike radars able to see through everything from night darkness, clouds, and smoke. Not to mention there were reports that a security officer had “his laser targeted on firing mortars.” This officer requested back-up support from the Specter Gunship, used by Special Operations to provide support to SO Teams under fire.
A Special Operations team, or CIF which stands for Commanders in Extremis Force, operating in Central Europe had been moved to Sigonella, Italy, but they were never told to deploy. In fact, a Pentagon official says there were never any requests to deploy assets from outside the country. A second force that specializes in counterterrorism rescues was on hand at Sigonella, according to senior military and intelligence sources. According to those sources, they could have flown to Benghazi in less than two hours. They were the same distance to Benghazi as those that were sent from Tripoli. Spectre gunships are commonly used by the Special Operations community to provide close air support. According to sources on the ground during the attack, the special operator on the roof of the CIA annex had visual contact and a laser pointing at the Libyan mortar team that was targeting the CIA annex. The operators were calling in coordinates of where the Libyan forces were firing from.
That Secretary Clinton makes all the difference!
It makes all the difference, because Britain’s embassy was attacked in April and June of 2012 and Prime Minister Cameron pulled his military and ambassadors out of Libya to save them from further attacks. That made all the difference in saving British lives.
Furthermore, it makes all the difference, because someone in your department, or the administration, told CIA operators to “stand down” twice. You did not help Ambassador Stevens’ team when they said shots were fired at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012.
It makes all the difference, because American men fought a bloody seven hour firefight while begging for help. And you Hillary, and the administration, are said to have watched the fighting, as well as the massacre, in real time, and it’s reported that you ignored it all.
It further makes all the difference, because drones were hovering over the Embassy during the attack:
[T]wo military surveillance drones redirected to Benghazi shortly after the attack on the consulate began. They were already in the vicinity. The second surveillance craft was sent to relieve the first drone, perhaps due to fuel issues. Both were capable of sending real time visuals—which Clinton denied ever seeing— back to U.S. officials in Washington, D.C. Any U.S. official or agency with the proper clearance, including the White House Situation Room, State Department, CIA, Pentagon and others, could call up that video in real time on their computers.
That Madame Clinton could have made all the difference in saving those men’s lives.
When asked why she was not “the person to appear on the Sunday shows immediately following the attack,” Secretary Clinton made all the difference concerning her obligations to America with this response:
I have to confess, here in public, going on the Sunday shows is not my favorite thing to do. There are other things I’d prefer to do on Sunday mornings. And, you know, I haven’t been on a Sunday show in way over a year. It just isn’t something that I normally jump to do. And I did feel strongly that we had a lot that we had to manage, that I had to respond to, and that that should be my priority.
That answer makes one hell of a difference: Clinton’s actions speak louder than her screaming words.
You see Madame Clinton, priorities make all the difference in foreign policy. Priorities determine whether or not men and women sent into anti-American enemy controlled countries will live or die. But I guess that doesn’t make a difference any longer now that you are leaving office, does it Madame Clinton.