On September 11, 2012, the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi was attacked by a heavily armed group of 125-150 gunmen, whose trucks bore the logo of Ansar al-Sharia, a group of Islamist militants working with the local government to manage security in Benghazi. U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Information Officer Sean Smith, and CIA contractors and former Navy SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed during a series of raids, commencing at nightfall and continuing into the next morning. Ten others were injured. [Wikipedia]
Initially, it was reported that the Benghazi attack emerged from a spontaneous protest against a video, Innocence of Muslims. Subsequent investigations by the U.S. State Department; by the House of Representatives committees on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, the Judiciary, and Oversight and Government Reform; and by the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence determined that there was no protest and that the attack was a planned terrorist attack launched by Islamist militants. [Wikipedia]
Thanks to the tireless efforts of the nonpartisan citizen watchdog group Judicial Watch, we now have the smoking gun in the form of an email from the White House instructing and coordinating a systematic propaganda campaign to portray the Benghazi attack as being, in the words of the email, “rooted in an Internet video, and not a failure of policy.” The White House orchestrated the propaganda despite the fact that State Department officials initially had accurately described Benghazi as an “attack” and a possible kidnap attempt.
The email was written by Benjamin J. Rhodes, then-White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser, and was dated September 14, 2012, three days after the Benghazi attack.
Ben Rhodes, Obama’s current deputy national security adviser for strategic communication, has been a foreign policy speechwriter for Obama since 2007. Rhodes’ wife is Ann Norris, chief foreign policy adviser to Senator Barbara Boxer; Rhodes’ brother, David, is president of CBS News. Rhodes is an advocate for U.S. support for the Syrian rebels. (See “Insanity: Obama admin considering closer ties with Syrian jihadists” and “CIA expands Obama-approved training of Syrian militants”)
Below are screenshots of Benjamin Rhodes’ email from Judicial Watch’s 112-page document in PDF of the emails and documents it obtained from the State Department (Rhodes’ email begins on p. 14.) I’ve underlined in red the most important phrases and sentences, which are all lies.
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Read the Judicial Watch article here.
See also “Retired 4-star admiral: Benghazi was an Obama false flag that went wrong,” Feb. 20, 2014.