Tuesday, August 6, 2013
A new revelation in the Benghazi story.
Did Valerie Jarrett, President Obama's trusted top advisor, order the stand down of U.S. military assets to prevent them from stopping the attack on the U.S. Mission at Benghazi?
According to Conservative Report Online, the SECDEF Leon Panetta and GEN Martin Dempsey called the President to the Situation Room at approximately 5 pm to brief him on the attack of the U.S. Mission in Benghazi then underway in Libya. The President then immediately left for dinner.
After eating, the President and Valerie Jarrett, the President's top advisor and Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, conducted a 2 hour telephone conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Upon completing the call, Valerie Jarrett then proceeded to the Situation Room. What the President did after the call is still a matter of speculation. Our President, while Americans were fighting for their lives and some dying apparently went to bed.
The Conservative Report Online reports that a AC130U Specter gunship armed with two 20mm gatling guns, a 40mm Bofors automatic cannon, and a 105mm cannon was sitting on the tarmac at Tripoli, Libya. This is allegedly the C130 referred to by Gregory Hicks, Chief of Mission, as the aircraft that would have taken LTC Gibson's security team to Benghazi. However, just before departing to the airport for the flight to Benghazi, LTC Gibson's team was ordered to stand down pending further instructions.
It is now believed that the order to stand down came from Valerie Jarrett, an unelected and exempt from any confirmation process by Congress, advisor to the President of the United States. Someone without the authority to make any such decision.
In 1981, then SECSTATE Alexander Haig, a retired Army general officer, appointed by then President Ronald Reagan, uttered the now famous words, "I'm in charge at the White House" during the confusion in the immediate aftermath of the attempted assassination on President Reagan. The liberal media created a firestorm of accusations of Haig trying to usurp the President's authority over that simple answer by Haig to a phone call asking who was in charge. Haig was a presidential cabinet appointee, confirmed by the Senate of the United of States.
If what is alleged about Jarrett is true, she should be thrown in jail for literally usurping the President's authority. This revelation is just another example of the contempt held by the Obama Administration's officials for the Constitution of the United States and our rule of law.
If the allegation regarding the presence of an AC130U on the tarmac at Tripoli is confirmed, President Barack Hussein Obama, SECDEF Panetta, GEN Dempsey, SECSTATE Hillary Clinton, and Valerie Jarrett should all face Congressional scrutiny for their negligence in allowing American personnel to die by the judgment and opinion of an unelected, unconfirmed, presidential advisor usurping the authority of the President.
Congress needs to do its duty and uphold the Constitution and to give justice and honor to those who lost their lives and those who fought at Benghazi. This President and his Administration should be investigated and impeached.