|This article appears in the July 31, 2015 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
TO STOP WORLD WAR III:
Hillary Must Expose
Obama's Benghazi Lies
Special to EIR
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July 29-Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has it in her power to stop President Barack Obama from launching a strategic conflict with Russia, that will, in all likelihood, lead to a thermonuclear war of extinction. All she has to do is come forward with the full truth about Benghazi, starting with the events of September 11, 2012.
Lyndon LaRouche has warned, repeatedly, in recent weeks, that President Obama is prepared to launch a provocation against Russia that would rapidly lead to a general war. The most likely time-frame for such a provocation is the month of August, when the U.S. Congress is in recess, and when the Joint Chiefs of Staff is going through a top-down personnel change. The only thing that can stop this plunge into a thermonuclear war is the removal of President Obama from office, or, in the alternative, a thorough discrediting of the President, to the degree that he is unable to launch the intended provocation, and his resignation or impeachment is imminent.
That is the stark reality of the coming days and weeks. And former Secretary of State Clinton, now a candidate for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, is in a unique position to stop the drive for war by, at long last, telling the truth about Benghazi.
The Benghazi Lies and What Hillary Clinton Knows
On the afternoon of Sept. 11, 2012, well-armed terrorists, affiliated with al-Qaeda, launched a pre-planned assault on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. After an extended fire-fight with the handful of American security personnel guarding U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, the compound was set on fire, and Ambassador Stevens and one other American diplomat were killed. A second U.S. facility in Benghazi, a CIA compound a mile away from the U.S. mission, was subsequently attacked, resulting in the deaths of two more American officials.
From the instant the attack was launched, Americans on the ground in Benghazi and at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, Libya, knew that the attack was an armed terrorist assault. Cables between Tripoli and Washington, directed to the National Security Council, the State Department Operations Center, the Pentagon, the CIA, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, identified the al-Qaeda-affiliated Ansar al-Sharia cell in the Derna-Benghazi area as the attackers.
In testimony before the U.S. Congress, Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, said that he provided a stream of live reports on the ongoing attack every fifteen minutes to the State Department Operations Center, throughout the evening of 9/11/12.
At no time was there any report of a "spontaneous demonstration" outside the Benghazi diplomatic compound. From the very outset, it was clear that the compound was under attack from al-Qaeda.
It was the eleventh anniversary of the original 9/11 attacks. U.S. Presidential elections were weeks away. American drone strikes in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region had, in June 2012, killed a top al-Qaeda terrorist from Libya; and al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri had issued an order for revenge attacks against the United States for the al-Libi killing on the anniversary of 9/11.
There had been clear advance warnings of trouble in Benghazi and threats to American diplomats for months, even preceding the al-Qaeda threats. The International Committee of the Red Cross had pulled out of Benghazi months before the attack, due to security threats and actual attacks. The British Ambassador and the entire British mission had been shut down in Benghazi, after a bazooka attack on the ambassador's convoy months earlier.
All of this information had been circulated throughout the U.S. Government, through a series of State Department security assessments, which had been regularly updated prior to the 9/11/12 attacks in Benghazi. Over 100 pages of those State Department cables and memos were released to the public within weeks of the Benghazi attack, providing clear evidence of the security crisis in eastern Libya prior to 9/11/12.
Author Edward Klein assembled detailed, eyewitness accounts of the events in Benghazi, Tripoli, and Washington on Sept. 11, 2012. Those details were presented in a chapter in his June 2014 book Blood Feud. Executive Intelligence Review independently corroborated many of the key details in the Klein account, both before and after its publication, drawing upon U.S. government sources and documents.
In fact, on the morning after the 9/11/12 attacks in Benghazi, EIR had received a detailed account of the pre-meditated attack the day before, from a senior U.S. intelligence source, who had been up all night receiving reports from diplomatic sources from the region.
The Essential Facts
The essential facts are as follows:
At 6 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2012, Secretary of State Clinton and a team of top State Department aides received a detailed briefing from DCM Hicks, providing an up-to-the-minute account of the heavily-armed, well-planned assault on the mission. There was no mention of any prior protests, just a detailed report on the terrorist attack, and initial reports that Ansar al-Sharia had made claims over the Internet, that they were responsible for the assault. A short cable from Tripoli to Washington, circulated to all relevant U.S. national security, diplomatic and military agencies, cited the Ansar al-Sharia role.
According to top aides to Secretary Clinton, at 10 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2012, President Obama placed a personal call to Secretary Clinton, ordering her to issue a press release, claiming that the attack on the U.S. compound had been a "spontaneous protest" directed against the recent release of a video slandering the Prophet Mohammed.
In a June 22, 2014 article in the New York Post, summarizing his investigative findings, Edward Klein wrote:
By 10 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2012, when Hillary Clinton received a call from President Obama, she was one of the most thoroughly briefed officials in Washington on the unfolding disaster in Benghazi, Libya. She knew that Ambassador Christopher Stevens and a communications operator were dead, and that the attackers had launched a well-coordinated mortar assault on the CIA annex, which would cost the lives of two more Americans.
She had no doubt that a terrorist attack had been launched against America on the anniversary of 9/11. However, when Hillary picked up the phone and heard Obama's voice, she learned the president had other ideas in mind. With less than two months before Election Day, he was still boasting that he had al Qaeda on the run.
Klein interviewed one of Secretary Clinton's top legal advisers, who told him:
Obama wanted her to say that the attack had been a spontaneous demonstration triggered by an obscure video on the Internet that demeaned the Prophet Mohammed. Hillary told Obama, "Mr. President, that story isn't credible. Among other things, it ignores the fact that the attack occurred on 9/11." But the President was adamant. He said, "Hillary, I need you to put out a State Department release as soon as possible."
Secretary Clinton promised to call back the President after considering her options. According to the Klein account, based on his interviews with Clinton aides who were present as the events unfolded, Clinton called her husband, who confirmed Hillary's assessment that the Presidential bogus account was not credible. Ex-President Bill Clinton was quoted by Klein's sources, saying: "It's an impossible story. I can't believe the president is claiming it wasn't terrorism. Then again, maybe I can. It looks like Obama isn't going to allow anyone to say that terrorism has occurred on his watch."
Ultimately, Secretary Clinton made a rotten compromise. Realizing that if she did the right thingwhich would have been to publicly resign, in protest over the President's order to lie about the most devastating terrorist attack on the United States since the original 9/11 attacksObama would lose re-election, she would be blamed, and her own prospects for winning the presidency would be down the drain, she capitulated.
Shortly after 10 p.m. on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, Hillary Clinton issued the first public statement from the Obama Administration, claiming the attack was "spontaneous" and motivated by the video slander.
Mankind Facing Extinction
Nothing can be done to un-do what Hillary Clinton did, under Obama orders, on the night of 9/11/12. Hillary Clinton has been subpoenaed to appear before the House Select Committee on Benghazi in October to testify under oath. Sometime prior to her appearance, Cheryl Mills, who was her Chief of Staff at the time of the 9/11/12 attacks, and had earlier served as White House General Counsel under President Bill Clinton, will testify under oath.
There is no question that, ultimately, the full truth about Obama's despicable behavior on Benghazi will come out. The crucial question is: When will the truth be revealed and Obama brought down?
If the day of reckoning is postponed until the Congressional inquest takes the Mills and Clinton testimony in October, there may be no Congress. There may be no United States. Mankind may have already been extinguished in a thermonuclear war that will be over in a matter of days, with much of humanity wiped out in the course of that exchange of thermonuclear strikes.
In a very real sense, the fate of mankind is on the line. The only option is for Hillary Clinton to step forward now. She is the crucial eyewitness to the President's willful lies. She can deliver irrefutable testimony, buttressed by other top State Department officials.
It will mean the end of Hillary Clinton's campaign for President, but it will also mean the end of the Obama presidencybefore he is able to launch the provocations that could wipe out mankind.
For Hillary Clinton, there is only one right thing to do, and time is fast running out.