When it was first reported Sunday night that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had been hospitalized for a blood clot, news reports immediately focused on the concussion Hillary reportedly had sustained in a fainting spell following a bout with a severe stomach virus.
Supposedly the concussion had led to the blood clot. And supposedly, according to several news reports, Hillary was placed on a regimen of anticoagulant medications to dissolve the clot.
But immediately inconsistencies were noted in the story, leading one reporter, the science and health analyst for NBC News, to observe that anticoagulants are not given for blood clots stemming from concussions, according to a report today at Politico. The reason is that a blood thinner would add to the danger, raising the possibility that the anticoagulants used to target a blood clot in the head could lead to a bleed in the brain, which of course would pose a much more serious and potentially deadly scenario.
Within two hours of the initial report, information was received that the blood clot may not be connected directly to the concussion, which raised even more questions concerning the overall health of the Secretary of State.
Hillary has not been seen in public for nearly a month since it was announced she was cutting short an overseas trip due to a severe stomach virus that rendered her incapacitated for nearly a week. In the days that followed it was reported that Hillary had sustained a concussion after a fainting spell brought on by her weakened condition stemming from the stomach virus.
None of Hillary's illnesses apparently were serious enough to require hospitalization, until it was reported Sunday night that she suffered from the blood clot.
The Secretary of State was scheduled to testify before Congress in January concerning what she knew about security lapses in Benghazi that led to the murders of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other American diplomats. She had already cancelled one scheduled appearance before Congress to answer questions on Benghazi in December.
An independent internal State Department council determined that serious lapses in judgment, security, and protocol had led to the Benghazi debacle but failed to hold anyone accountable. Four State Department officials supposedly resigned over the lapses, but it was reported last week that none had actually left their jobs and thus remain on the payroll.
President Obama continues to double down on his insistence that U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice was merely reporting the best intelligence she had at the time when she went on five Sunday morning news shows to claim that the Benghazi attacks stemmed directly from a spontaneous protest over an American anti-Muslim film.
The record, however, shows that the very evening of the attacks, the State Department, the Pentagon, the CIA, and the White House Situation Room were all aware that the attacks stemmed directly from a strengthening of al Qaeda and terrorist activity in the region, contrary to what Obama had told the public during the presidential campaign.
Curiously, the survivors of the Benghazi attack have been kept in hiding since their return to the United States, and reporters are barred from gaining access to their stories of what really happened on that night when Islamist terrorists stormed the compound and tortured and killed U.S. personnel.
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