It seems after all the reports involving misappropriated bailout monies, a manipulated stock market a.k.a. quantitative easing, an IRS scandal targeting conservative groups, the widespread NSA scandal, the Benghazi cover up ... to mention just a few of the greatest hits; the winner for the biggest lie is about healthcare. "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan" is the lie the mainstream media has decided to consistently report and it is the lie they have decided to hold this President accountable for telling to millions of Americans.
While the press does seem intent on holding Obama accountable for his healthcare promise that was strategically implemented as a selling point for Obamacare, information about other controversial stories has largely gone unreported by the mainstream media. The majority of stories have been dismissed as mere "attacks by conservative media outlets" and the media has largely been used as a Public Reporting mechanism for the White House in these instances.
Is Healthcare really Obama's biggest lie?
Last month, CBS attempted to bring information to light about a secret CIA operation that was taking place in Benghazi the night Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed. They were forced to retract their story because the government contractor used to support elements of the report was called into question. Dylan Davies was a government contractor in Benghazi on the night of the attack. The narrative he provided to CBS during the exclusive interview contradicted a classified FBI report which contained a statement he gave to the FBI subsequent to the attack. He indicated the fighting during the attack was consistent. He further emphasized ground forces, available to help those under attack, were ordered to stand down. His version indicated he participated in events that occurred on the night of the Benghazi attack, claiming he scaled a wall in the American compound and saw the body of the Ambassador in a hospital. According to an FBI report, which has not been released, he did not participate and stayed inside his villa on that night.
Shortly after the CBS report aired, Davies received a written threat to stop talking to the press or his wife and son would be harmed. Davies wrote that on Sunday November 3 at 4:00 a.m., he was hand-delivered a note to his home address in Wales that said, “Stop talking now or your wife and son will disappear." In the email to Robinson, he went onto say, “Due to this threat I will not discuss the book with anyone under any circumstances for the foreseeable future, I am not prepared to put my family in danger. I stand by my story however I understand that it continues to be rubbished, which I expected.”
After the 60 minutes interview aired, George Soros of Media Matters staged a full-fledged attack on CBS for their reporting on Benghazi. George Soros is a board member of the International Crisis Group (ICG) which has a vested interest in overthrowing Bashar Assad. Among other things, Aaron Klein of WorldNetDaily reports, “The ICG itself has long petitioned for talks with Hamas as well as normalized relations with the Muslim Brotherhood, for years urging the Egyptian government to allow the Brotherhood to establish an Islamist political party.” Thomas Pickering is also a member of ICG. Obama placed Thomas Pickering in charge of the independent investigation he ordered to determine what happened in Benghazi during the attack.
Hours after the CBS report aired, the New York Times had published a story discrediting the source used by CBS. Media Matters also called for a retraction and apology by CBS. These media sources discredited the CBS report based on an FBI report that no one has seen but the content of which was reported to offer a contradictory version of events, one which Dylan Davies disputes.
There is a chilling effect from the CBS reporting on Benghazi. Clearly, this is appears to be a story the administration is desperately trying to control. Regardless of whether it was an error on the part of CBS to use Dylan Davies as a source or whether there is something more sinister occurring, the credibility of CBS has undoubtedly been affected. Regardless of elements presented in the report containing the truth, the credibility of the source undermines the entire report.
There have been a only a few other scattered reports on the Bengazi story like the one published on September 13, 2013, by the Washington Times. Jeffrey Kuhner wrote an article entitled, "How Obama Arms Al Qaeda". This report details how the CIA continues to arm Syrian rebels in a determined effort to overthrow Bashar al-Assad. He wrote the following description of the rebels the United States has armed,
"Contrary to media spin, however, the anti-Assad rebels are not “moderates.” They are not seeking to forge an Arab Switzerland — a tolerant, multiethnic democracy. Rather, the ranks of the insurgents are filled with jihadists, many of whom have ties to al Qaeda. The main faction, the al-Nusra Front, has publicly pledged its loyalty to al Qaeda. Thousands of foreign fighters from numerous countries — Libya, Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan — have poured into Syria. Their aim is to create a radical Sunni Islamist state. Jihadist rebels have committed countless atrocities. Churches and Christian shrines have been destroyed. Priests have been slain. Entire Alawite (minority Shiites) and Christian villages have been burned to the ground. In short, the al Qaeda-linked rebels are engaged in wholesale religious cleansing. Their slogan is simple — and sadistic: “The Alawites to the wall, the Christians to Beirut.”
However, the CBS report is the only report by the mainstream media that suggested the United States was arming Syrian rebels on the night of the Benghazi attack and knew that terrorists were responsible in the immediate aftermath. To date, there is very little reporting by the mainstream media on this allegation.
There are other reports that indicate both CIA operatives as well as contractors have been the subject of monthly polygraphs to determine whether they have talked to either Congress or to the press. There have also been reports of these same operatives and contractors being provided aliases and flown around the country in order to conceal their identities. Interestingly enough, Dylan Davies used the alias Morgan Jones in order to publish the book detailing his accounting of the events during the attack on Benghazi. Unfortunately, the classified status of the Congressional hearings on this very topic prevent the release of any relevant information about Benghazi to the American public. CNN has reported the hearings have produced discrepancies between the testimony given by the CIA Director John Brennan and the more recent testimony of several contractors who indicate there was not a lull in the fighting which was the excuse forwarded by the Administration to justify the lack of military response on the night of the Benghazi attack. Moreover, the recent testimony indicates the CIA personnel have been forced to sign nondisclosure agreements which is also in contrast to the testimony given by the CIA Director. Without being privy to the testimony, what happened during the Benghazi attack remains stuck in the category of "hearsay".
The information about Benghazi suggests the United States was arming Al Qaeda operatives the night Christopher Stevens was killed in an effort to dismantle the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad. Ambassador Stevens met with the Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin on September 11 and escorted him out of the consulate front gate approximately one hour before the fighting began at 9:35 p.m. local time. The meeting took place in order to "negotiate a weapons transfer from Libyan extremists". According to Egyptian security officials, Stevens was instrumental in recruiting jihadists for the CIA’s war in Syria and “served as a key contact with the Saudis to coordinate the recruitment by Saudi Arabia of Islamic fighters from North Africa and Libya. The jihadists were sent to Syria via Turkey to attack Assad’s forces,” writes Aaron Klein.
Furthermore, through shipping records, Fox News confirmed that the Libyan-flagged vessel Al Entisar, which means "The Victory," was received in the Turkish port of Iskenderun -- 35 miles from the Syrian border -- on Sept. 6, just five days before Ambassador Chris Stevens, information management officer Sean Smith and former Navy Seals Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed during the Benghazi attack.
However, without the testimony of the CIA personnel and those who survived the night of the attack, no real legitimacy can be given to allegations involving Obama and the instrumental role the CIA played during the Benghazi attack.
The political implications of what happened in Benghazi are countless: This meeting occurred months after American troops invaded Pakistan in an effort to kill Osama Bin Laden and annihilate the remnants of Al Qaeda. Yet, on this night we are supplying arms to Al Qaeda, an enemy supposedly destroyed months earlier? Was the fact we were supplying arms to Al Qaeda on that night used to validate the "Stand Down" response that prevented military forces from aiding those on the ground, including Ambassador Stevens? This was also a few months before a presidential election, the effect of which requires no explanation. The Benghazi scandal begs the question whether Americans would have voted for Barack Obama if they had known he was arming Al Qaeda operatives on the night of September 11, 2012, a date which haunts every American because of the attack which occurred on America soil by Al Qaeda a decade earlier.
Benghazi is a mystery whose official story has been built on lie after lie. This is all we know. Answers have not been forthcoming and have proven difficult to obtain.
In conclusion, is it really true that President Obama's biggest lie was his promise to the American people indicating they could keep their healthcare? Or is the truth about the biggest lie just another lie in the making?