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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Is the Dam of Lies About to Burst? ... Alan Caruba
Is the Dam of Lies About to Burst?
there are signs a dam is about to burst. Tiny cracks show up, the structure
makes strange noises, and then, whoosh! That’s what we are witnessing as the
President, the former Secretary of State, and the Attorney General struggle to
keep the bulwark of lies and half-truths they have built intact. It is showing
signs of collapse.
say absurd things all the time—mostly because they either don’t know the facts
or because they prefer to ignore or obfuscate them. The current example is the
shout-it-from-the-rooftops claim that Republicans are “politicizing” the events
in Benghazi that left a U.S. ambassador and three security personnel dead.
wake of the House hearings on May 8th, the most elemental politics
is at work within the White House and that is the decision to abandon Hillary
Clinton. The decision to appoint her Secretary of State was political and,
since the President sets foreign policy, it kept her wing of the party in the
tent while affording the White House the opportunity to keep her conveniently
on the road and largely out of the spotlight.
single treaty or significant foreign policy achievement of Hillary Clinton’s
time as Secretary of State. Zero. Zip. Nada. Nienta.
the meltdown of influence the United States has had in the Middle East where
the single act of a Tunisian peddler who committed suicide as a response to the
harassment of the police set off a revolution that drove its dictator from
office and then spread rapidly to Libya where Gaddafi was killed and to Egypt
where its dictator (and ally of the U.S.) was driven from office with the
President’s blessing. And, for two years, the U.S. has stood on the sidelines
and watched as the Syrian dictator has slaughtered 70,000 Syrians, driving some
2.5 million to flee to Turkey and Jordan.
taken eight months since the September 11, 2012 attack on the Benghazi
consulate and a House committee hearing to learn the truth as to why repeated
requests for increased security assets were denied in a nation that is still
essentially a war zone between the north and the south. We still do not know
who told available forces to stand down. The President and his regime call this
Benghazi, every decision the President makes or chooses not to make has
political implications. The choice to go to bed the night of the attack and
then fly to a fundraiser the following day was political. As Commander-in-Chief
he had responsibility to issue the orders to protect his diplomats—our diplomats—but
he is also the Great Delegator and, as the noose tightens around Hillary, she
is very expendable.
political decision to exploit the murders in a Connecticut elementary school to
attack the Second Amendment and gun ownership. The response of ordinary people
was to go out and buy a gun. Indeed, fear of the White House’s intentions has
made the President the greatest gun salesman in the nation.
the Obama Justice Department there is the odor of deception that still reeks
from the bungled gun-running program called “Fast and Furious” which allowed
guns purchased In the U.S. to be transferred to various Mexican drug cartels.
The result, in one case, was a dead U.S. Border Patrol officer, an ICE agent,
and an unknown number of Mexican cartel victims. It took a presidential executive order to throw a blanket of silence over the
role of the Justice Department in this lethal debacle. That’s political.
learn that the Justice Department obtained Associated Press phone records in a
probe to discover the source of a leaked story. AP officials called it a
“massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how a news organization gathers
news. The ever-reliable, politically-correct, liberally oriented AP has become
a crack in the dam.
revelation that the Internal Revenue Service “targeted” the Tea Party,
patriotic, and pro-Israel groups for special attention regarding their tax
status now adds to a growing sense of a regime without any internal limits on
its exercise of power.
is a period in which the barely concealed scorn of the President, his wife, and
those around him in appointed and elected office has half the population
outraged while the other half is content to live parasitically, not paying
taxes, and receiving an amazing array of benefits which a bankrupt nation
enough people—citizens, voters, taxpayers—think they are being lied to and
betrayed by those in high office, the dam of lies will begin to show signs of
bursting under the pressure of their pent up anger.
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