Dear Chairman Gowdy and The Rest of the Benghazi Select Committee,
You know us. No group fought harder for - or were more successful in helping Rep Wolf to get - the Committee on which you now sit. A monumental effort, needed because the man you incomprehensibly still allow to remain Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner, was adamant that such a committee would never take place. But we manifestly - not opinion - helped certainly more than any group to beat that silencing of what happened in Benghazi. Many of you know that all too well; we weren't always as friendly on this issue as we would otherwise have liked to be. The short of it is, We Know Benghazi.
What we do not know is why you are playing Obama's game of "Hide The Witnesses".
This week, in theory, Hillary Clinton will make another appearance before your committee. There are many questions, serious and mocking, which can be asked about Hillary returning to the land of high anxiety over basic questions:
* Will you, the GOP, once again allow her to read from a gigantic book of pre-scripted answers she apparently compiled while she was too ill to appear before you because of a concussion, but not too ill to compile - and seemingly memorize the location of each subject in - a mammoth book of answers? The only thing more embarrassing to this nation - and disrespectful to the Benghazi dead - than her performance were the Republicans allowing her to perform it. She should be forced to answer without the book, and if she demands the book, you should first ask her to answer without the book, and then when she demands the book and you let her read from it, ask her what was in the book that she could not answer spontaneously. No American citizen in a court of law is allowed to protect themselves like that, even if facing life in prison. Presumably Clinton is not facing that. Clinton should be forced to testify without her book of prefab answers out of respect for the citizens of this nation who are kind enough to elect you and her, and if she demands it, then every opportunity should be taken to heap scorn upon the act each time she does, including asking her if this is how she plans to debate for the 2016 presidential nomination: from a book of pre-scripted answers. Don;t be timid. let the American people hear it, over and over, and if anyone calls you mean for it, say "Don;t call us mean. Mean is what Hillary Clinton said: 'What difference does it make?' about the Benghazi murders."
* Will Hillary Clinton crack under the pressure again even with her Giant Golden Book of Benghazi Life-and-Death Answers and give her democrat rivals another wonderful quote to throw in her face in 2016?
* Will she un-retire from mothballs the black velvet Dragon Lady cape she wore with obvious brazen contempt for the seriousness of the issue during her Whitewater appearance? Nasty equaling being cool only works on a grade school playground. When lives are being accounted for, more respect for the process must be shown. To some she is a superstar. To this blog, Hillary Clinton worn-out, nasty-faced sack of over-ripe potatoes whose Stalin-inspired, hyper-photoshopped, slight-low-angle images of The Great Benign Leader leading up to 2016 - the ultimate in media manipulation - are already causing nausea and anger.
However, there are those whose importance make whatever Hillary Clinton says look like comparatively nothing: the 30 missing witnesses who were on the ground in Benghazi, brought back to the states, and vanished. We have been told by Obama himself that they are being hidden to "protect" them. And you, Dear Benghazi Select Committee, serving on the committee we were instrumental in helping to bring about, are saying the same thing. You will interview them in private to protect them, you say? What?! Not on our watch, you don't. Out in the open, thank you. Protect them from whom? A bunch of backward, barefoot third-worlders from half a world away?
You see, it's like this: THERE ARE THREE BENGHAZI WITNESSES WITH APPARENTLY THE SAME INFORMATION, FROM THE SAME PLACE, WHO WERE AT THE BENGHAZI ANNEX AT THE SAME TIME, WHO ARE RUNNING ALL OVER THE MEDIA SELLING THEIR ACTUALLY COMMERCIALLY-AVAILABLE, BEST-SELLING BOOK ABOUT THE SAME INFORMATION THE OTHERS ARE BEING SILENCED TO "PROTECT"! Look. Here is the book. You can buy it on Amazon, and have been able to buy it everywhere for many months: 13 Hours, by uber-liberal author and previous anti-Fox news, anti-conservative critic Michael Zuckoff AND THE ANNEX SECURITY TEAM
And what is the verdict by the mere three Benghazi witnesses actually being allowed to merrily promote their book and themselves while everyone else rescued from Benghazi is presumably forced to live in silence and fear and despair, away from friends and schoolmates and family to "protect' them? Why by golly, the three allowed to run all over the nation as free as a bird conclude that Obama and Hillary were not to blame for what happened in Benghazi! Gee whiz! Wowee! How convenient for Obama! How convenient for Hillary Clinton, too, the likely next President of the United States if you, Benghazi select committee, continue to show such knees-buckling cowardice and ineptitude.
One would expect an obvious communist like Obama to play such an outlandish and horrific game as "Hide the unwanted witnesses and promote the beneficial ones". But why, Benghazi Select Committee, are you playing that same, sickening game? If this is how you are going to do it, why have the Select Committee at all? Just have everyone read 13 Hours, right? In effect, that is essentially - indeed almost exactly to the word - what you are telling every Republican voter to do because you are determined to play Obama's meaningless, totally illogical game of "Hide the (Bad) Witnesses (while the good witnesses write a book), and, frankly, We The People are getting sick of it.
WHERE ARE THE 30 MISSING BENGHAZI SURVIVOR WITNESSES? TELL US. TELL THE WORLD. WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THEM, AND DO THEY, TOO, BELIEVE THAT OBAMA AND CLINTON WERE NOT TO BLAME? OR ARE THEY NO LONGER EVEN ALIVE TO SAY IT?
You see, we are developing a theory and it's the only theory we can come up with that makes sense, now, and remember, we know Benghazi now probably almost as well as anyone except those directly involved in government and the people on the ground (if journalists know more, they are doing a poor job of proving it).
Our growing and solidifying theory/opinion is this, and it is unfortunate but we are struggling to make sense of this: Perhaps in a cocaine-induced rage (Obama has admitted to having been a cocaine user in one of his two(!) autobiographies before becoming President - why two? What was it he wanted to put to rest before it was asked?) or just seething evil in its worst, albeit typical historical form, Obama had, in our growing theoretical opinion, perhaps had the witnesses who did not support his version of Benghazi killed and that you, the Benghazi Select Committee, know about it and are covering the fact because you believe that if the American population finds out about such an act by a then-perceived murderous despot in the White House (hypothetically), there will be a crisis of chaos in the U.S. that you cannot control. That is the growing opinion of this blog as to why most of the Benghazi Witnesses are not allowed to be seen or heard, while the three who support Obama's version of the events in Benghazi are on the talk show circuit loudly selling a best-selling book about the information the others are being silenced about - and why you, the Benghazi Select Committee, are playing Obama's game of "Hide The Selected Witnesses". It's not a pleasant supposition or opinion, but it's the only one that comes up a likely winner.
Let's face it, many of your fellow congressmen have proven that they are not the brightest bulbs society has to offer, and get filled with obvious apprehension at even simple questions and decisions. If that is your fear, that America cannot deal with the truth, if that is what it is, then you do not give the people a fraction of the credit they deserve. Unhappily, such a fear would assume that Americans are the weakest people on earth, literally, because every major nation in the United Nations, and some outside of it, has listed in its own history books a very, very bad person as a leader and they deal with it: Hitler, Stalin, Richard III - Japan had two very bad Prime Ministers during Word War II alone and they seem like a pretty happy, well-adjusted people - the list is endless. Only the US and a few famously benign places where they wear wooden shoes has escaped the law of averages on this matter. All other great nations on earth have had to deal with these unpleasant historical facts; facts which become facts, realities, when people like you do not do your jobs. With each American election, by the mere and very necessity of the law of averages, the odds of such a situation as a despot President increases against us, and having a population addicted to cute kitten videos on YouTube isn't helping to guard against such matters: that is your job. Oversight. It is first and foremost what we elect and pay you for, and you are expected to do it in exchange for feeling important walking among the marble hallways you did not build, but were rather built by true heroes before your time - heroes who did their jobs no matter how difficult.
What this nation can not deal with is the eventuality of such an event, if in fact true, being silenced by you and the left therefore being even more emboldened to do the same thing to yet more American citizens; silence many citizens while a select few make money off highly publicized books - until Obama and Hillary's "Civilian Army" - the Civilian Army Obama campaigned for and partially has succeeded in creating on the internet, at least (and for which there will unfortunately need to be another McCarthy-style purge of the bad guys, but that's life and for another post)start acting like the SS and KGB and like-minded people who did and do the bidding of a hundred other despots in as many countries. Wildly imaginative Conspiracy Theory on overload? If it were only that simple. WHERE ARE THE MISSING BENGHAZI SURVIVOR WITNESSES?
You are at a seminal moment in history. This nation - very literally, IMO, no exaggeration - may stand or fall on how you handle this single issue: what happened to the other 30 Benghazi Survivor Witnesses, and what makes their version of the same information given in the 13 Hours book witnesses so different that they must vanish into the night, away from friends and family and co-workers, to be given "different identities" - that according to Obama himself! - while three of those same witnesses presumably get rich on a book that clears Obama and Hillary of wrongdoing? And that description, one in which the survivors who did not write the book have been merely silenced as Obama himself has openly admitted is the best explanation of what happened to the silenced Witnesses, from Obama himself! This situation is a hideous, screaming nightmare to be happening in the United States. Beyond Obama's own explanation, which is terrible and suggests gigantic constitutional rights violations, it only gets worse, and we too easily imagine the previously unthinkable in the rather spoiled United States: the missing Benghazi witnesses may be missing, hypothetically as a matter of opinion, because they may have been murdered by Obama's people to shut them up while the remaining mere three Benghazi witnesses run around saying "Obama is innocent" while selling their book everywhere, including Fox News which, horrendously, welcomes them with open arms while never asking where their friends, the other witnesses, are and why they have been silenced and not also writing books and being invited to appear on Fox News.
BENGHAZI SELECT COMMITTEE, the creation for which we worked so hard for the better part of two years, GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS IS YOUR JOB. Only YOU can put this matter to rest.
Once again, the Tea Party Fire Ants, enjoying a dormant political larval stage of comparative relaxation, will fire back up 110% and more on all social media if this issue is not properly dealt with according not to the oh-so-very hauteur congressmen hiding their personal terror with arrogant postures and dismissive responses, but the real way - the way the rest of the world imagines we, the United States, the so-called freest country on earth, should - out in the open.
The Benghazi Annex Team of THREE have no problem telling all they know, in print, talk shows, social media, blogs, everywhere they can get their message of "Obama and Clinton are innocent" which appears to be the message, since that's what they told the book's author. Worse, Obama himself has no problem with those mere three witnesses telling all they know while keeping the majority of the others "hidden for their own safety".
Look, we're not stupid: On the surface at least this has shades of Hitler and Stalin plastered all over it like a rubber stamp in a KGB ID card (I saw one, by the way, from a business acquaintance developing companies in Russia in the early 1990's after the Soviet Union fell - like the USSR Communist Leaders themselves, it's a cheap piece of plastic and cardboard which once had the authority to kill.)
What is most troubling, Benghazi select Committee, is that you have no problem with the book-centric witnesses merrily chatting away in a book while you, too, are keeping the other witnesses - the majority - silenced, hidden, away from all friends and loved ones, playing Obama's game, so he gets away with whatever it is he is plainly hiding and Hillary Clinton rides a wave of media-driven adrenaline to the White House, probably taking your majority in the Senate, and possibly that of the House, along with her. Without the public testimony of the silenced witnesses or their vanishing accounted for in melodramatic terms that this nation can understand, and you being plainly on the fast-track to holding no one in Obama's administration accountable for Benghazi, that is just exactly what is obviously going to happen. Voters need to start holding guys like Sean Hannity accountable for the right's political losses instead of applauding him for blaming the mainstream media - the opposition - for losing the game people like Hannity should be winning; like the coach of the Giants whining that the coach of the Jets should have lost the game against them instead of winning - absurd. (and 2016 will not be like the mid-terms, because people will be voting for the presidential candidates' alliances down the line; this is media, and we know media, too). They need to start holding you, like our right-wing talking heads - accountable for our losses, too, because now you have the House and Senate majorities to do something about it. If you fail, conservative voters will demand your ouster not from the majority, but from public service.
Politically, Benghazi is the gift that keeps giving, and you appear steadfastly determined to keep turning down the offer while the left media bashes you successfully with comparative trivialities. This is called, in the common vernacular, "Gross Incompetence".
You have tough choices to make, but these are tough choices which can not wait. They must be made now (Don't slow things down for an "October Surprise"; the media will stifle whatever you have until long after the election. Whatever you have has to be said now, so it can work its way slowly through the population, which is the only way for those of us on the right to be heard. Without exaggeration, we are entering a new Nazi/USSR version of the nation: there is only one media, and it supports the left. Period)
But whatever decisions you make are not being made in secret, because this nation still has Freedom of Speech, and as long as it does, we will be telling people not to look at Obama and Clinton, but to look at YOU, Benghazi Select Committee, because to the people who vote Republican, yours are the only actions that matter. And if you do not pick up your game, we are going to start campaigning with that message on social media. We like you, but only when you do your jobs to our satisfaction. At present, that rather low bar is not being met. Not even remotely.
IF THREE OF THE MOST SENSITIVELY-PLACED BENGHAZI ANNEX SURVIVORS CAN RUN AROUND AND TELL WHAT THEY KNOW ON TALK SHOWS TO PROMOTE THE TELL-ALL BOOK, THE REST OF THE SURVIVORS, WHOM OBAMA IS HIDING, CAN BE BROUGHT FORTH TO TESTIFY IN THE SUNLIGHT OF AN OPEN SESSION. IF THEY CAN NOT, THEN AN ANSWER MUST BE GIVEN AS TO WHY NOT, AND IT BETTER BE MORE THAN "WE ARE IMPORTANT CONGRESSMEN AND WE KNOW BETTER' BECAUSE THAT'S BULL. IF THE BENGHAZI SURVIVORS ARE NO LONGER ALIVE, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE MUST KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. SOON. NOW. WHATEVER IS WRONG CAN NOT AND WILL NOT BE HIDDEN FOREVER. Do not get wrapped-up in the cover-up and become part of the inevitable horrendous scandal.
Stop playing around. Do your jobs. NOW, please, and do not think the people cannot handle the truth, whatever it may be; they are generally emotionally stronger and often smarter than you are. Look around and see for yourself.