As an ardent Obama supporter who continues to be even in light of this confession, let me say that yes, there were probably some shannigans with respect to Benghazi. However, I don't think they amounted to the cause of anyone dying as the right wing media is so desperate to believe. For a variety of political and possibly even tactical reasons our government didn't want the fact that the attack that day was terrorist-spawned and they were spinning eddies left and right to dilute reality. I became convinced of all this when some days or weeks after the attack Hillary Clinton was making speeches in foreign nations to the effect that people need to understand that in our country freedom of speech means that anyone can make videos. Like, she was over-scoring the whole You Tube video thing with a certain eagerness that didn't make sense to me. It felt like spin.
For shame, but, hey, all administrations have been fast and furious with the truth to a certain level and it isn't like, although it was probably everyone's good hunch, anyone knew for sure anything about it being a bonafide terrorist attack. Yes it's stretching the band of my ability to overlook and forgive, and maybe unreasonably so to the right-wingers, but it isn't breaking it.
What I am creeped out by, however, is the fact that, somehow, there was full and handy knowledge of a convenient You Tube video out on the web that, in the moment, someone turned into the go-to material in building the cover story. How the hell did they do that exactly? Think about it -- a quick cover story to mask some real truth about events someplace is developed and, in just a few short hours, the stock material to support that cover story is found on the web, theme-processed, then circulated widely in the apparently agile-as-ever mainstream media. Internet democracy that should check that sort of thing be damned. And christ, think about this! The poor sap who posted the goofy thing is not only demonized well beyond what he deserves (as much a jerk he apparently was), he's actually swiftly picked up and arrested! I mean: Holy shit!
So what's going on there? Is this some weird national intelligence apparatus thing where suckers are pre-fabbed and stored on the wait whenever gaps in theme development need to be filled in? I don't think Obama had anything to do with this so much as I suspect that a long-standing machine evidently geared to zeroing in on circumstantial ingrediants that can from time to time include American citizens, did. And it fascinates me. I would love to pick apart the process by which some poor dude was marked, processed, and delivered for a cover story, in just a few hours, in this country. Tell ya what, it makes you not want to post You Tube videos!
If there's really a story in any of this -- man, this is where.