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Glossing over the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi that claimed the lives of four U.S. diplomats, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday night claimed that “we did not lose a single American” due to military intervention in Libya.
Speaking at a veterans’ forum hosted by NBC News, the former secretary of state said she stands by the 2011 decision to take action in Libya and that America suffered no casualties.
“When [former Libyan leader Moammar] Gadhafi was threatening to massacre his population, I put together a coalition that included NATO, included the Arab League, and we were able to save lives. We did not lose a single American in that action,” she said. “And I think taking action was the right decision. Not taking it and permitting there to be an ongoing civil war in Libya would’ve been as dangerous and threatening as what we are now seeing in Syria.”
No Americans were lost in the military intervention itself, but the aftermath was a far different story. Four Americans were killed when the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was attacked by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2012, and Mrs. Clinton has come under intense fire for not taking greater security precautions for her diplomats.
Aside from the overt lie, the statement is a misdirection. If our intervention has created a vacuum which ISIS or other terrorists have filled, then we’ve sown the seeds of the large-scale murder of innocents — Americans and others — in the future. As insane and suicidal as it seems, we observe the broad policy of the State Dept. under Obama has been to destabilize all the in-play nations in the Mid-East except Iran, which he has chosen to shore up (as opposed to, for example, Libya, Egypt, Syria). Madness! That’s why Trump, quite rightly, called out Obama as ISIS’s MVP. Hillary’s fingerprints are all over this rolling disaster, and this is what the press would be asking Hillary about if they cared. This is of far greater concern than the immediate casualties.
I think Hillary cuts Libya in two. One was the ouster of Khadafi (no Americans lost) and Two was ‘just’ the weapons recovery operation (Benghazi). She feels responsible for the First but not the Second (because Obama’s idea?).
She’s a master at parsing the facts to generate a different reality and then telling the rest of us we’re crazy. All these mental gymnastics……..it’s no wonder my head hurts.
OMG!!! Does this fascistic witch actually think that we all have the memory of fish?
Hillary has never lost anyone. She knows where all the bodies are buried.