It is fun reading Democratic Party media sites downplaying the findings of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. They cover the range of tactics to avoid the crushing obvious - including the disinformation spread by the Obama administration, including the Secretary of State Clinton, in the aftermath of the terrorist attack. The various sites talk of "no bombshell" and the Committee's "partisanship", which Hillary Clinton continues to claim she did "nothing, nothing wrong": http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/285126-benghazi-committee-releases-800-page-report-bringing-close-to-long
Some interesting background reading. Seymour M. Hersh always claimed that it was Syrian Opposition that used poison gas against civilians: http://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n08/seymour-m-hersh/the-red-line-and-the-rat-line Most people find this hard to believe; and yet his assertion that Obama was tight with Erdogan who, in turn, was tight with the Nusra Front and other Salafi-Jihadist militias has the ring of truth about it.
When you think about it, maybe it is not a case of 100 different Clinton scandals but just one overarching H & B Clinton Scandal. Consider the Orwellian re-writing of her memoir Hard Choices now it appears in paperback. I am sure Hillary Clinton has made "hard choices" in her life, but perhaps more of the Faustian than the noble variety: http://cepr.net/blogs/the-americas-blog/hillary-clinton-s-memoir-deletions-in-detail
P.S. The broader picture, often ignored, is that President Obama, 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner, built his foreign policy reputation on the promise that he would save the world from Salafi-jihadism by reaching out to activist and quietist Salafists. Obama reached out to Turkey's Islamist strongman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood in 2009. He also terminated Osama bin Laden with extreme prejudice in 2011 and removed the last U.S. forces from Iraq in late 2011.
Obama had, in his own New Left mind, removed the reason for terrorism. And so we come to the 2012 presidential election cycle, especially on the anniversary of 9/11. At that time, from the Obama Team's perspective, there was no longer any reason for terrorism. The One we had been waiting for had arrived and now the world was healing. Obama had, in other words, declared peace on the world.
Benghazi, according to such a PC narrative, could only be the result of anti-Muslim provocation - in this case, an obscure online video made by an Egyptian Coptic Christian living in America. However, the reality of Benghazi was that Salafi-jihadism remained alive and well. This destroyed the foreign policy credibility of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
No wonder Obama and Clinton were keen to bang on about the online video's "sin of provocation". President Obama did so in an address to the United Nations days after Benghazi. You see, to enter into any other kind of narrative would have undermined his re-election campaign and refuted radical ideology. Some can disagree but common sense tells me that "Lying to the Benghazi parents" deserves its place as Scandal #4.
Clinton apologists will fight hard to demean the parents as liars, because if the relatives are telling the truth - and why would they lie? - then it casts a dark shadow over Hillary Clinton. Not just for this lie, of course, but the failure to protect these Americans' children in the first place. That is, clearly, a double crime committed against "the Benghazi parents". The crime goes onto a third-level of duplicity when we consider that the parents have not only lost their children thanks to Clinton, and then been lied to by Clinton, but then defamed by her on top of that. Truly astonishing.
From the Winter 2016 edition of the Salisbury Review:
Johnson-led Brexit campaign, according to naysayers such as Nick Clegg, is
based on “a sentimental, nostalgic vision of Britannia, proud and independent,
ruling the waves once again.” Clegg has it entirely wrong. Enlightened
patriotism is sweeping the world, from Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s post-Muslim
Brotherhood Egypt to Germany’s freedomist AfD movement.
If the people of the United Kingdom were to declare unilateral independence
from Euroland on June 23 they would find themselves on the cutting edge of
contemporary political evolution.
In response to the likely fall of Manjib, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Salafi-jihadist allies in Syria are attempting to punish the Kurds in Allepo and, perhaps, to create a new corridor between Raqqa and Turkey: http://tass.ru/en/politics/880140?
Michael Wolff tries a new way to attack Trump in this piece for The Hollywood Reporter - that is, insinuate that Trump himself does not even believe in his "Dark Heart" politics and suggest that the whole Trump phenomenon - at least for Trump himself - is a reality television show and nothing more. Unfortunately, this is just another way of disparaging Trump's populist programme in this Year of the People without addressing or critiquing those policies. Give us something more insightful next time, Michael Wolff: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/donald-trump-conversation-politics-dark-898465