• America was suckered by Mrs. Clinton about Qadaffi like they were by Bush about Saddam.
By Victor Thorn —
Hillary Clinton is no mystery. She desires power so badly that she is apparently willing to say and do anything to achieve it. Even those in Washington are starting to catch on, and that could spell trouble for Mrs. Clinton as she gears up to make a run for the Oval Office.
While serving as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, those in the highest seats of government so distrusted her that they established their own back-channel intelligence networks to sidestep disinformation emanating from the State Department. Pentagon officials as well as Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and the Defense Intelligence Agency realized that Mrs. Clinton’s lies leading up to the U.S.-North Atlantic Treaty Organization invasion of Libya in 2011 were so egregious that they needed to counter them with more honest assessments.
A passive, insulated, absentee president, Barack Hussein Obama, listened to only the women surrounding him, namely Mrs. Clinton, United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, National Secretary Council member Samantha Power and chief advisor Valerie Jarrett. Obama’s dismissal of all other contrary data reached such absurd levels that he privately whispered to Democratic loyalists that Libya was entirely in Mrs. Clinton’s hands.
While Mrs. Clinton, along with Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John Kerry (D-Mass.) and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, rabidly pushed for an invasion to oust Muammar Qadaffi, Obama sat listlessly, letting the neocons and militaristic women in his Cabinet push America into another unnecessary war.
Those opposing this senseless attack on Libya—Kucinich, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen—were denied access to the Oval Office, had their phone calls ignored and faced a wall of denial when trying to negotiate a settlement with Libya. Meanwhile, Mrs. Clinton, akin to Bush-Cheney warmongers who fabricated a weapon of mass destruction fable in Iraq, funneled falsified reports to the White House claiming that Qadaffi intended to commit genocide against his citizens.
Desperate to halt Mrs. Clinton’s quest for Libyan regime change, Kucinich, along with the Pentagon, privately contacted a number of insiders in Tripoli. They soon learned through their liaisons that not only had Mrs. Clinton been exaggerating reports, she was spewing outright lies about impending mass exterminations.
Of course, as AMERICAN FREE PRESS readers know, Mrs. Clinton’s grand designs involved more than Qadaffi’s removal. She and her covert arms dealers were also trafficking weapons to terrorists. Worse, they used the Unites States consulate in Benghazi to transport surface-to-air missiles, tanks, rifles and ammunition through Turkey to forces fighting against Syrian President Bashar al Assad.
The world knows what happened next. The Middle East is now an even worse violent mess as Islamic radicals step up to fill the power vacuum left behind in the wake of U.S. wars.
Seeking other perspectives on this matter, on February 5 this reporter contacted Matt Mattingly of Maine’s 6th District Tea Party.
When asked about the skepticism associated with Mrs. Clinton’s dishonesty, Mattingly replied: “When we look at all she’s done as secretary of state, all I can think of is the Peter Principle, which states that people rise to their level of incompetence. I view Mrs. Clinton in the same vein as Obama. They both have a huge disconnect from situations that are developing on the ground. Benghazi is a perfect example. It can’t give people much confidence that she’d do any better as commander in chief than she did as secretary of state.”
On February 5, AFP also spoke with Robert Shannon, who was one of the original founders of two Virginia tea party groups.
In terms of the Libyan invasion, Shannon said: “I think the defense industry and Wall Street have sunk their tentacles so deeply into the body politic that, if you connect the dots, you’ll find a straight line from K Street lobbyists going to top-tier elected officials like Mrs. Clinton. If it serves their political aspirations, the Clintons will open the spigots and take money from anyone.”
Victor Thorn is a hard-hitting researcher, journalist and author of over 50 books.