RUSH: “The parents of two of the four Americans who died in the Benghazi attack in 2012 filed a lawsuit Monday against … Hillary Clinton, alleging her ‘reckless handling’ of classified information contributed to their deaths. The case was filed in the US District Court for the District of Columbia by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch USA on behalf of Patricia Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, and Charles Woods, the father of Tyrone Woods [nickname: “Rone”], for allegedly wrongfully causing the death of their sons as well as for defamation and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
And that is, I think, related to Hillary telling them numerous occasions that it was a video that caused the protests that led to the attack in Benghazi, and Hillary assured these parents that they were gonna get to the bottom of this guy that did the video and that he was gonna be held accountable. If you haven’t seen the movie 13 Hours, you can rent it. I don’t know if it’s on Netflix yet, but you can rent it or buy it at various places. It’s the story of what happened in Benghazi, and I’ll tell you the lesson you’ll come away with watching this.
They don’t delve into the politics of it all. By design, they don’t. There are a couple of instances in the movie where some of the combatants on our side are on the ground in Benghazi. When they’re told that somebody is saying the video (some video nobody’s ever seen) caused this, they laugh about it and think it’s craziest thing they’ve ever heard, because this was an organized attack. It was a large, strategic, and tactically executed attack.
It had mortars that were strategically targeted. Some of the perps, what they did in lulls between the fighting… There were waves of fighting in the attack on the annex in Benghazi, and in one of the lulls, our guys happened to see some dilapidated car drive up which they were waiting for friendlies. The whole attack, they’re waiting for support. They’re waiting for support from the United States or from allies, and none ever came.
And it got to the point that, when they realized none was coming, they made a futile request, “Could you just send a couple of F-16s to fly over? If you’re not gonna launch anything at these terrorists, could you just have ’em fly over and scare the hell out of ’em and make them think that you are coming?” And they wouldn’t even do that. But in the movie, it is — and the people involved in the movie say that it was done with precise care in replicating events as close to reality as they could.
And they portray an incident in a lull between the waves of attacks. Some dilapidated, broken-down car with three people drives up to the compound. The wall is still up separating the compound from the street, and they’re on needles and pins. I mean, they’re waiting for anything to be another attack, but they hold off thinking something that’s approaching might be friendly, and so they don’t fire on this dilapidated car. It sits outside the wall for a couple of minutes, and leaves.
And they figure out that what it was doing, is the occupants of the car were using their cell phones to geotag the location of the troops inside the annex so that they could be eventually targeted precisely by mortar fire. This was not a protest. It was not anything related to a video. And these families have gotta be outraged at what happened here, because there wasn’t one effort to help. Nobody lifted a finger to help until it was all over. And that’s the thing you’ll come away with when you watch this, is that they were begging.
The CIA, the security people — which, beside the ambassador, the three deaths were from the security team, the Rangers and CIA people. And they were begging for help. And none ever came. The only help they had was local Benghazi gangs that they were paying to stand guard outside the annex and to help them return fire. Now, the Benghazi gangs were not part of the opposition, but they caved the moment the opposition showed up and they ended up being pretty much worthless after not too long.
It’s just infuriating to watch it. You understand the parents’ reaction and why they don’t want to let it go. And it’s gotta be offensive as it can be to them that the woman who stood by and let this happen because of whatever other objectives they had. There is something that we haven’t been told about why we were in Benghazi in the first place, because every other nation had pulled out. It was a hellhole. It was pure anarchy. After Khadafy was taken out by virtue of Hillary’s policy, the place was total anarchy.
There was no government; there was no stability. It was being… Control was being waged by one disparate gang of terrorists versus other gangs, and every other nation got the hell out. We didn’t. We kept a CIA station. We kept an ambassadorial… Well, we kept a complex that would serve as an ambassadorial residence ’cause Chris Stevens came in. He came in and he met and he tried to do good works diplomatically, had a couple of meetings with locals and talked about helping them rebuild a library and this sort of thing.
But he ended up being murdered. And one of the stipulations — one of the bits of conjecture — as to why he was there is that we were actually using Benghazi to run guns to the Syrian “rebels.” And that’s why we couldn’t acknowledge our presence and that’s why we couldn’t defend anybody there, because we couldn’t afford that to be known, or we couldn’t afford that to be learned. Running guns to the Syrian rebels? Who were the Syrian rebels? When you boil it down, the Syrian rebels were ISIS! But they weren’t called that.
They were called the rebels, and that meant they were on our side, because they were rebelling against Assad, who we didn’t like. And I remember Assad was accused of gassing his own people (i.e., the rebels) and it turned out to be the other way around, which we knew from the get-go here. So watching the movie, if you haven’t seen it, will provide pictures, and it will help you understand even more why people remain to this day really bothered by this, and why so many people think it would just be the biggest mistake we could make to have the woman in charge of that debacle become the commander-in-chief.
She is incompetent to begin with.
She is intemperate to begin with.
She may have health problems; who knows? But she’s not suited, and that’s before we even begin to talk about the destructive nature of her policies, which are just going to be echoes and expansions of the destructive policies that Barack Obama has implemented. And this country doesn’t need four more years of this or one more year of this. We do not need a woman as president who has sold access to her presidency in advance already. You know, there’s a report that Trump raised $80 million in July, and there’s an accompanying story that this has unnerved the Clinton campaign.
We have no idea what they are. We have no idea what they’ve bought. All we know is that she has sold it. And it’s not just so Hillary Clinton can implement her ideology and her anti-American or disgust-with-America’s-founding thinking. She’s doing this to personally get rich, as much as for anything else. But the country can’t afford four more years of this. It can’t afford even one more year of this.
And the people that have given us this mess are the career supposed elite, qualified experts. They’re in the business. They have the experience. These are the people we can trust. We can’t trust people like Trump, who doesn’t know what he’s doing. He’s never been a politician. He’s never been in Washington. We don’t know who he’s gonna hire. He might hire a bunch of cronies. He might hire a bunch of people that don’t know what they’re doing. We can’t afford it.
We do not need any more of the so-called experience and expertise that has given us this mess that we currently live in today. We don’t need anymore. Those people have already demonstrated they don’t know what they’re doing. The people at the EPA, the people at the IRS, the people at the State Department, they don’t know what they’re doing.
Most of them think the United States is guilty anyway. Most of them think the United States is flawed. Most of them think the United States is the problem in the world. Most of them have grown up and been educated and trained as leftist activists who do believe that the problems and the fault for all of the things wrong in the world can be laid at the feet of the United States of America and our wealth and our imperialism.
They are like Barack Obama, who believe we need to be cut down to size and we need to learn how the rest of the world has lived, and we need to experience the pain and suffering we’ve inflicted on the rest of the world. And do not doubt me about this. This is exactly who they are and we don’t need any more of it. It’s time to stop this direction we’re headed and try to reverse it.
And a whole lot of American people think the same thing. A whole lot of Americans are fed up with the so-called insider elite experience and qualifications and know-how because they don’t see the value in it. We’ll find out in November just who outnumbers who, but in the process we’re gonna try to bring as many people along as we can, because where we are is not an accident. Where this country is today is not an accident.
It’s not the result of economic cycles. It’s not the result of ups and downs. It’s not the result of happenstance. We are where we are because people have written and implemented and signed into law policies that guaranteed the things that have happened have happened. And many of those things have been detrimental to this country, to our economy, to our health care system, to our national defense, to our national security. They have happened by design.
This administration has benefited from what I call the Limbaugh Theory. They are not held accountable for any of the things that have gone wrong. Obama’s been in office eight years and he still doesn’t get blamed for this lackluster economy. Note, George W. Bush still gets blamed for that. George W. Bush and the economic collapse of 2008 and poor Obama, he’s just working so hard to fix it, my God, he’s working hard, he never knew how bad it was, they never told him how bad it was. When he was inaugurated, man, did he find out that he’d been lied to. He didn’t know how bad it was. He’d been working so hard. He’d been trying to rebuild roads and bridges. He’d been trying to rebuild schools. He’s been trying to rebuild the middle class. He’d been trying to create jobs, been trying to raise the minimum wage. He’s been trying to equate the sexes. Man, it’s just all these powerful forces arrayed against him.
Meanwhile, it’s been a steady decline all eight years. And for a whole host of reasons, Obama’s never blamed, never held accountable, never even associated with these failures. All these failures are said to derive from previous years of Republican presidencies even going all the way back to Reagan. And that’s not in any way, shape, manner, or form the explanations for why America finds itself where it is; where more Americans think our best days are behind us than ahead; where more Americans believe that they’ll never do as well as their parents.
There are reasons for this way beyond happenstance, way beyond cycles, way beyond chance. There are specific reasons because people want this country to be where it is today, and they have succeeded in taking us there.