Benghazi: Politically motivated government censorship

Darrell Issa: E-mail shows White House contacted YouTube during Benghazi attack about Mohammed movie

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…yes, your leaders “asked” their friends in the tech industry to suppress an inconvenient bit of speech because it was making people overseas very, very angry…

…There’s no question that the video was on the White House’s radar from the beginning. The questions are (a) who put it there, the CIA or some political actor, and more importantly, (b) why was it still there three days later after information had begun flowing in that a jihadi group was behind the whole thing? The “spontaneous protest” theory was more durable than it should have been, it seems, to the point where it took weeks for Obama to start calling the attack an, er, attack. Figuring out why it was durable is one of Gowdy’s core tasks, along with that pesky government-suppressing-speech thing.



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Related: The real Benghazi scandal was Obama’s drive-by war in Libya

There is a real Benghazi scandal and it’s this: President Obama illegally invaded Libya, overthrew Moammar Gadhafi, and then–due to politics–left a power vacuum that terrorists filled, turning Libya into a hotbed of jihadist groups. The 2012 attack that killed four Americans was a consequence of the disorder and violence the administration left in the wake of its drive-by war…

…This scandal doesn’t begin in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. It begins in Brazil on March 19, 2011. Obama used an audio address from Brazil to announce he was sending the U.S. military into Libya’s civil war. He never asked Congress for permission. He didn’t even announce it from the Oval Office. He just took us to war as if it wasn’t a big deal — because he wanted it to be a small deal…



Update: One of the White House’s First Responses During the Benghazi Attack: Call YouTube (video) “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

While Ambassador Chris Stevens was missing on September 11, 2012, and while Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith and Glen Doherty were fighting for their lives, with military assets within a quick flight to provide aid, the Obama White House decided to call…



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