This blog has many new readers since this was first published on Jan 28, 2013. I indulge your time to read it for an historical perspective on "Missing Witnesses", such as those missing from Benghazi.IT SEEMS INCREDIBLE THAT EXACTLY 7 MONTHS AFTER THIS WAS WRITTEN WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHO THE SURVIVOR WITNESSES ARE.
DESPITE THE TEPID CONCERN DEMONSTRATED BY MOST GOP CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS and the deafening silence of the mainstream media on the issue, it is Benghazi-Truth's opinion that the 25-30 (update, we now know there were/are 34) missing Benghazi survivors' missing status - missing because Obama has taken them out of society - poses the potential for the greatest crisis of freedom the United States has ever known.
"Over-the-top"? Unfortunately, no.
The missing Benghazi survivors exist and that fact has been confirmed by congress and even Hillary Clinton herself who in her Congressional testimony claimed to know they existed and are in the possession of the U.S. Government (but not know anything else despite the fact that the survivors, employed at the Benghazi Consulate, worked directly for her.) So right away we know something true and manifest and now undeniable: for over four months, 20 - 30 U.S. citizen Government employees - not military - are being hidden from society, not allowed to walk free among their fellow citizens, in almost certain alarming violation of their fundamental constitutional rights. This is not a conspiracy theory; they are citizens of the United States and the Obama administration will not tell even Congress who or where they are after over four months, even when Congressional members press them for an answer, as some have claimed to do. Our response, shouted loudly and anxiously, must be "NO". That cannot be allowed to continue in the U.S. after Obama and Clinton lied patently about the cause of the murders in the first place, a fact that even mainstream media has been forced to acknowledge. This situation constitutes a crisis because people in this country cannot be spirited off on the whim of a President, lest such casual, dictatorial activity be extended to you and me.
This kind of thing is not new in the rest of the world, however, and as always, it's time to learn some lessons from the past. At no time in world history have citizens been whisked out of their society to good moral and legal effect by the state - the reasons have always been bad and usually horrendous. Let's look at some. But first, let's put the narrative in perspective. Let's call the survivors by their significant function relative to the Benghazi investigation; let's stop calling them "survivors" now and call them what we need to begin calling them: "The Witnesses".
When witnesses are made to vanish by a Government, history teaches us without exception that what happened to them was very bad. And let's remind ourselves at every point that what happened to the Benghazi witnesses can happen to you or me.
Also, we need to correct assumptions that have led to a form of suicide by the millions: people have always assumed "the past" is always some distant and primitive epoch on the timeline, measured today as though the citizens of Nazi Germany and Communist countries like Russia and Cuba lived in some barbaric state like cave men. No. They too, believed they were in an enlightened age in which mass communication like radio, telephones and widespread published media made it absolutely impossible - they would assure themselves with a confident and bemused chuckle - for another Caesar to emerge, and their hubris about the sophistication of their society cost them the lives of tens of millions, slaughtered mercilessly in mass bloodbaths by their own governments. Cable TV, the internet and Skype will not save us from the next Hitler or Stalin. Current and future murderous tyrants will not be stopped by those technological advances, they will utilize them, and propagandists, anxious for the approval of cold-blooded dictators, will carry their water today and into the future just as they have for thousands of years past; human nature will not change, nor has it been or will be changed by our "enlightened society", as defined by better technology and mocking sarcasm about those on whose accomplishments we today live a better life.
Hitler's minister of "Public Enlightenment", Joseph Goebbels, said, "We .. intend a principled transformation in the worldview of our entire society, a revolution of the greatest possible extent that will leave nothing out, changing the life of our nation in every regard ... It would not have been possible for us to take power or to use it in the ways we have without the radio and the airplane. It is no exaggeration to say that the German revolution, at least in the form it took, would have been impossible without the airplane and the radio."
It is generally assumed that the concentration camps in Nazi Germany were reserved for Jews and their torture and extermination. Untrue. Some were used to condition, brainwash and re-create the minds of the opposition in their society so they would become, in turn, those who then, too, torture, murder - and brainwash - others. The first step is that these people would vanish from society, as the Benghazi witnesses have vanished from our society. In their day, too, politicians did what they are doing now: timid of the unknown repercussions of difficult decisions, did nothing while people vanished and leaders with uncertain pasts and the worst possible political associations rose to absolute power.
This is Theodor Eicke, who developed, ran and oversaw the Nazi concentration camp system.
Prisoners stand at attention in the Nazi concentration camp Dachau. It was famous for killing Jews. It was also one of the places used to indoctrinate political dissidents into becoming "useful servants of the Fatherland". These dissidents - and witnesses - did not enroll to be there. They were taken out of society, seemingly as Obama has taken out of society the 30 Benghazi witnesses.
Here is an example of the result of being "trained" at Dachau: SS guards assigned to the notorious concentration camp Mauthausen. After four months we have no idea where the Benghazi witnesses are. Are they being likewise 'trained"? The longer we wait and be timid about shouting for the answers the American people deserve and to which they have every right, the more difficult it will be to stop whatever is happening to the witnesses, for certainly, something must be happening; people do not exist in a literal state of limbo, their friends and families silenced as surely as they have been.
For more about Dachau, though the information is everywhere, you might be interested in this BRIEF HISTORY.
When Goebbels fell out of favor with Hitler for a while, this was the result: removed from photographs - removed by people working for Hitler, and a comparison could be drawn to whoever did the airbrushing to people like Chris Matthews who in my opinion is a perfect example of what Goebbels himself advocated: self-censorship on the part of the media for the good of the Fatherland. Photos courtesy Dartmouth Edu & used via the Fair Use Act.
"It's impossible" is the refrain when witnesses vanish because people refuse to suffer the emotional pain of disappointment today to save themselves and their country from annihilation tomorrow.
Stalin was a truly dashing and smoulderingly handsome, charming revolutionary hero in Russia 1902.
He grew into the epitome of the kind and benign leader whose only concern was to help the people whom he loved and who loved him back, reading and listening to him in their media, convinced that only lunatics would accuse him of....
... murdering 40 million of his own people for purely political purposes, two of whom lie dead here in the frozen snow - a mother and her young son. I will spare the reader the displeasure of photographs of Communist Stalin's atrocities so vast they make Hitler's murders of the Jews look like a mere admonishment for wrongdoing.
History sees the same pattern in the beginning of Stalin's rein of terror as Hitler and now Obama: Lies about the causes of deaths of politicians - and ambassador's - are discovered, media controlled by willing accomplices censor themselves to gain favor with the tyrant and information re-created to suit the desires of the Government.
And witnesses to Stalin's crimes vanished, just as surely as the Benghazi victims cannot be identified or found, though all agree they do - or did - exist. The people under Stalin were just as aware and awake as you are reading this now. They were not uneducated. They were talented, well-versed, often highly sophisticated who were well-read in the classics, could quote without effort the great philosophers and excelled in all the arts. They worshiped God publicly before Christian references were outlawed in public. They listened to media commentators praise Stalin for his leadership and mock the "crazy people" who made claims so awful that they could not possibly be true to a reasonable mind. They were not barbarians. They lived in an enlightened, technological age in which no well-meaning citizen needed a gun because Caesars were impossible. They loved and wrote, played and performed, engaged in style and fashion, worked and thrived and laughed at the town criers without checking the facts of their presumed political absurdities. And the streets eventually ran deep in their own blood.
You can read an interesting little thing along these lines at the New York Times, HERE
Communist China's Chairman Mao: the same pattern. Witnesses to atrocities vanish, guns taken from people who collectively believe their world is too sophisticated for Caesars and trust the media which voluntarily censors itself to gain favor with the tyrant and the image the media painted of the benign, handsome, loving and well-meaning leader. The photographs of the many thousands of human heads of Mao's victims - the political opposition - stacked in giant piles are too horrifying and nauseating to even begin to contemplate publishing here.
Cuba's murderous Castro in 1968; guns taken from people, media complicit - fawning over the handsome, loving leader of all good people - and censoring itself before being taken over by the tyrant they tried to please, murders millions of the political opposition, and as seen here, witnesses are made to disappear, and as always, their families also said nothing when they vanished.
This could go on forever. The pattern of Obama's political activity is clear. But the fact that there are Benghazi witnesses who have vanished means we can stop this madness legally right now; we can, though the GOP House, demand all information on the witnesses who must then be medically/psychologically evaluated and made sure to be who it is claimed they are. This is not fun and games anymore. If Obama's pattern - now including the hiding of witnesses to an atrocity - are half of what it seems, then we must demand action - and make sure we get it - to simply save ourselves. That means we have to do what most other citizens in times past failed to do: we must motivate frightened and feckless politicians to show courage they do not possess by instinct. Warn them in the most severe possible terms of political loss in 2014 - and put meat into the threat by openly, loudly and immediately calling for tea party recruits to challenge them in the 2014 primaries. This is all we have left. If we fail, we risk living - or worse - under another Hitler, Stalin, Mao or Castro.
Look at this simple video collection of bizarre public statements by Obama and ask yourself if he should be trusted with the Benghazi witnesses merely on faith of his good intentions and the picture of him painted by the media.
"Over the top"? Ask all those who also mocked the "crazy person" who warned of horrific dangers because in their enlightened age, Caesars were impossible; history books are full of pictures of their stiff, naked corpses piled high by the millions.
FIND THE BENGHAZI WITNESSES and be sure they have not been 'conditioned" and are who they say they are. The time for good manners is over. The pattern is clear and absolutely irrefutable with the advent of the missing/hidden Benghazi witnesses: From any historical perspective whatsoever, this is past a series of coincidences being a reasonable explanation; this country appears to be on the verge of the worst crisis in its history. But it can still be stopped.
FIND THE BENGHAZI WITNESSES and at least set this country back into some small sense of balance before it's too late. Do it now.
(Update, the above graphic on Twitter, original to this blog, today saw it's 2,500 Retweet to an estimated 10 million people)