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BenghaziGate: Two 9/11’s Bring Questions:
Has Uncle Sam Joined The Jihad?
(Early Info Snips October 2012)
One of our favorite American patriots and founding fathers was an anti-Federalist orator named Patrick Henry. On March 23, 1775, in the House of Burgesses, at Saint John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia, Mr. Henry delivered his most famous fiery presentation, a speech which is known as his “Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death” speech. According to historian and biographer William Wirt, Henry closed his speech thusly:
“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me Liberty or give me Death!”
In 1788 he delivered another speech which, though it should be, is not nearly so well-known. An example of his adamant insistence on including a “Bill of Rights” (the first ten Amendments), this lesser-known speech is titled: Shall Liberty or Empire Be Sought?
In preparation for looking at BenghaziGate and related concepts, let us reflect upon a couple of lines from this speech in which Patrick Henry questioned the body of the Constitution as it stood without the Bill of Rights, which he helped the Convention to finally add –
When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different; liberty, sir, was then the primary object… We drew the spirit of liberty from our British ancestors; by that spirit we have triumphed over every difficulty. But now, sir, the American spirit, assisted by the ropes and chains of consolidation, is about to convert this country into a powerful and mighty empire. If you make the citizens of this country agree to become the subjects of one great consolidated empire of America, your government will not have sufficient energy to keep them together. Such a government is incompatible with the genius of republicanism. …
-end excerpts; read entire speech here: http://www.bartleby.com/268/8/14.html
So Patrick Henry was for keeping power and authority distributed in the several States, was against concentrating power in the new General government, and fought against an overly-empowered Federal government – but he was over-ridden and for more than twenty decades since we have moved toward ever-more centralization of power and authority in the Federal government.
Along the way, we’ve begun to worship the office of President unduly as we’ve watched the Executive usurp Congressional and Judicial powers to the point that, by 1947, President Truman consented to and signed into law the National Security Act of 1947 which created the CIA. Six short years later our CIA took down the duly elected democratic government of Iran and CIA has lingered long in the middle east ever since, doing what CIA does best — keeping deep dark ugly secrets from the American people while rampaging amok in the name of American and multi-national corporate ‘interests’ at the expense of stability in oil-producing nations.
We see that eventually that omniscient centralized government Patrick Henry dreaded was allowed to develop. For over five decades it has wreaked havoc around the world. Since 1947 it has honed a domestic policy which has intimidated any dissent and has used the strong arm of the government to chill the speech of Americans who do not agree with such mischief. It has burgeoned into an oligarchic, fascistic, iron-fisted super-surveillance military-police state mechanism called the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
And now? Well, now the chickens are coming home to roost. The unholy serpent shall devour its tail while deep dark secrets are transmuted in the sordid bowels of deception and we are found wanting for asking if our dearly beloved Commander in Chief, President Obama, has lied through his teeth regarding the Federal government’s smuggling of armaments to al Qaeda in Libya and Syria.
The question may have standing.
It appears that our ambassador to Libya was working with the CIA. It appears that the CIA was providing arms to al Qaeda and other Islamic Jihadist groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood for the purpose of taking down governments in the middle-east – with the President’s knowledge.
If this proves to be true, this thing is positively huge. Can it conceivably cost a sitting President his office? Can it throw the 2012 Presidential election? Can it awaken the cheer-leading sports-addicted and creature-comfort-crazed American public? Dare the media toss it out onto the table?
We are confronted by a bitter question. Watch the following brief videos and judge for yourself whether the U.S. government, all bright and shiny in its choreography and colluded chorus, dressed in its cloak of lies which have been fabricated through six decades of ‘national security secrecy’, has joined al Qaeda or not. Questions are coming “fast and furious”, this time on a truly global and totally world-shattering scale.
BENGHAZI—WAS THIS A UNITED STATES GUNRUNNING OPERATION TO AL QAIDA JIHADIS?
Former 20 year CIA veteran, Clare Lopez: “Jordan is targeted! Saudi Arabia is targeted!”
(excerpt from above link – read whole article at link)
- Could the Obama Administration’s Fast and Furious gunrunning operation to the Mexican drug cartels be simply a dress rehearsal for a much larger gunrunning operation to al Qaida-linked and other Jihadist groups in Libya and, more ominously, Syria?
- Is the Obama Administration running guns into other Jihadist hot spots?
- Does the United States of America have troops in Jordan?
- Was Ambassador Stevens our operational officer in a gunrunning operation to al Qaida linked groups that had “gone wrong?”
- Did the Obama Administration set Stevens up and leave him (with former Navy Seals, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods and computer expert, Sean Smith) to die?
- Did President, Secretary Clinton, General Petraeus and others have fore-knowledge?
- Who else knows now?
- Does Governor Romney know now?
These and other questions and more were raised yesterday [October 24, 2012] in a conversation between Glen Beck and former CIA agent Clare Lopez.
The videos below are from the above link in this section. [Editing this article on November 03, 2012: If you came to this page via G. Edward Griffin's weekly newsletter, please also include with this article our subsequent posting of Frank Gaffney's article with video, here:
Question: When did Syria become a threat to the USA?
Question: Is “the enemy of my enemy” necessarily my friend, when the enemy of my enemy is al Qaeda?
Question: Should the American people be pleased when the ATF furnishes high-powered guns and ammo to Mexican drug cartels and nobody goes to jail?
Question: Should the American people be pleased when Wachovia Bank launders hundreds of billions of dollars for the Mexican drug cartels and nobody goes to jail?
Question: Should the American people be pleased when taxpayer dollars are spent by the DEA to smuggle drugs into this country from Mexico in order to learn more about the Mexican drug cartels, and nobody goes to jail?
Question: How much outright crime by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, which oversaw the gun running, the money laundering, and the drug smuggling, should the American people put up with, while Eric Holder does not go to jail?
Question: How does the NSA spy on every American citizen’s emails and phone calls when the Fourth Amendment clearly states “probable cause”, and nobody goes to jail?
Question: If the Federal government has been caught lying to the American people about Pearl Harbor, Korea, Vietnam, the Gary Frances Powers U-2 shoot-down over Russia, the Bay of Pigs fiasco, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Watergate break-in, the October Surprise, the Iran-Contra scandal, the BCCI scandal, the invasion of Iraq, and the longest ground war in our history – the hunt for al Qaeda in Afghanistan – what on earth would cause any thinking American to blindly believe that the Federal government is not lying through its teeth right now about running arms to al Qaeda in Libya and Syria?
Question: If our Federal government has so concentrated the authority and power which it has usurped from the several States which created it, is it not the responsibility of the several States to rein-in that usurpation and bring it back into compliance with its enumerated powers as listed in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution?
There are, of course, other significant questions. Every American should have lots of questions. A good question might be – If a sitting U.S. President imagines some reason to furnish military armaments to al Qaeda and/or associated Jihadist terror organizations, should that President go to jail?
A truism left to us by Thomas Jefferson will do nicely to end this initial glance at how the power players on high perceive themselves -
“Experience hath Shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”
Elias Alias, editor
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