By Ronald F. Owens, Jr.
October 22, 2015
The President of the United States of America, the Secretary of State, and the U.S. Ambassador to the United States framed an innocent man.
That was and still is one of the most egregious, overlooked and under reported aspects of the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attack.
That night, Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens, former U.S Navy SEALS Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, and embassy staffer Sean Smith were killed by terrorists.
The mainstream media will report that there were no bombshells from today’s Select Committee on Benghazi hearing. But that is untrue.
Some of us suspected and now we know. President Barack Obama, then-Secretary of State and now Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, then-U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. and now National Security Advisor Susan Rice knew the truth.
In an email Clinton sent to daughter Chelsea Clinton on the night of September 11, the Secretary of State wrote that an “al Qaeda-like group” had attacked and that ”two officers” were dead.
The next day, September 12, Clinton had more information.
“We know the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film,” Clinton told Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil in a phone call. “It was a planned attack, not a protest.”
In spite of the truth –which they knew more than three years ago and was confirmed at today’s hearing– Obama, Clinton and Rice, plus their aides and subordinates, all framed an innocent man.
Who concocted the idea of framing the terrorism attack on an innocent man? Who found an offensive Islamic video? What did it take to pull this ruse over the American people and global community? Did someone scour law enforcement databases to find the perfect parolee? How was videographer Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, an Egyptian-born Coptic Christian and U.S. resident, so targeted?
Obama, Clinton and Rice were the most powerful people in our government. Two were rewarded for abusing their power. The President kept his job. Rice was promoted. And the third aspires to be rewarded. More than a year from now Clinton seeks to be elected.
The trio found a patsy. This patsy was arrested and charged for probation violation, according to several news reports. But none of the charges had anything to do with Nakoula’s use of the Internet. Thus, Nakoula was incarcerated, served a year in federal prison, and is now under four years of supervised release.
Admittedly, Nakoula was not a law-abiding man. He had served time for manufacturing methamphetamine. He also served time for committing bank fraud and violating parole. But whether Nakoula was a convicted criminal who served time and is now a parolee, he didn’t deserve to be lied on.
This is what makes what Obama, Clinton and Rice did so egregious. They picked on who they deemed was an unsavory and undesirable person. They chose a person who would be challenged defending himself. They were elitist bullies. They exploited him, used him and further ruined him.
It seems that President Obama will not be held accountable for perpetuating this lie and inflicting this injustice on Nakoula, his family, the Benghazi survivors’ family, the American public and the global community.