Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Is There a Neocon Plot to Takedown Hillary and the President?

Check out this report from the Washington Times about neocon John Bolton:
The Benghazi scandal could be the final “hinge point” that brings down the Obama administration, former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton said.

“This could be the hinge point,” he said to Newsmax. “It’s that serious for them.”[...]

His comments came as Congress is readying to hear testimony from several witnesses about the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. Witness Greg Hicks already has stated publicly that the administration was aware that the attack was terrorist in nature, and not related to protests of a YouTube film about Muslims, as originally stated.

Mr. Bolton said these witnesses’ testimonies could prove explosive.
“The three witnesses who have been identified are not bystanders,” he said in the Newsmax report. “These are not people who are going to report on hearsay of what somebody in Tripoli told somebody that they heard from. These are people who are directly involved in different capacities before, during and after the attack.”

Committee staffers have hinted that the witnesses’ statements are 

going to prove “devastating,” especially for then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. And “you’ve already seen some Democratic members of Congress … beginning to run from this,” Mr. Bolton said in the Newsmax report.
 Wikipedia informs:
 Bolton is currently a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI),[6] frequent op-ed contributor to the Wall Street Journal and the National Review, Fox News Channel commentator, and of counsel to the law firm Kirkland & Ellis, in their Washington D.C. office.[7] He was a foreign policy adviser to 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney.[8] He is also involved with a broad assortment of other conservative think tanks and policy institutes, including the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), Project for the New American Century (PNAC), Institute of East-West Dynamics, National Rifle AssociationU.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and the Council for National Policy (CNP). Known for his strong views on foreign policy, often equating diplomacy with weakness and indecisiveness,[9] Bolton is often described as a neoconservative,[10][11][12] though he personally rejects the term.
Even Dick Cheney is getting into the act. Elizabeth Sheld reports:

In a rare statement about the Obama administration, former Vice President Dick Cheney criticized the administration's handling of the 9/11 terror attack on our consulate in Benghazi, stating it was a "failure of leadership." He went on to say that the administration should have been prepared on the anniversary of 9/11.

'I mean, it's North Africa - Libya, where they've already had major problems,' Cheney said. 'You know that al-Qaeda is operating there, and you have some of the other al-Qaeda-affiliated groups there like Ansar al-Sharia and others.'
Cheney pointed out that the Bush/Cheney administration "always anticipated they were coming for us, especially in that part of the world" on 9/11.  He explained, "You've got units in the Defense Department that are superb. They practice for this contingency. And they didn't have anybody in the area.."
The Vice President was also skeptical about ordering military forces to stand down once the attacks began.
'I've heard senior officials in the Obama administration say, "well, we didn't know what we'd be sending them into, so we didn't send 'em." Hogwash!' Cheney exclaimed. 'Those guys train for that. They're damned good at it.'
It was clear the administration was more concerned about the effect of the terror attack on the upcoming election. 'And it was shortly before the election, and you know: a big crisis with al-Qaeda attacking embassies? They were hoping that they could avoid that. It was a bit of a reach.'  Cheney described, "they wanted to be able to say, 'We got bin Laden. Problem solved' "
Three whistle-blowers will be appearing before the House Oversight Committee today to answer questions about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. "The hearing should be damned interesting," Cheney predicted.

Of course, with the neocons running the questioning, there will be little about blowback and why the attack occurred in the first place. It will all be about takedown and positioning for even more aggressive war hawks to be put in place. They obviously don't want Hillary in 2016.


  1. I like the part where one war criminal(Cheney) calls out another war criminal(Obama). Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.