Truth Zone: Benghazi Investigation and 9-11 Facts
The 9/11-Benghazi Analogy Is Bogus
It’s hard to come up with an analogy here that makes any kind of sense whatever. What we have learned about 9/11, most of the mistakes that were made happened during the Bill Clinton administration, which is another reason why this comparison has been brought up. Hillary Clinton is running for president; they’ve gotta clear the decks on 9/11 because she’s got this Benghazi albatross hanging around her neck. So the best way to clear her of Benghazi is to blame Bush for 9/11, out of the blue.
But I’m gonna give you two names that I would put at the top of the any list of people responsible for 9/11. One of them is Bill Clinton. The other one is Jamie Gorelick. Do you remember the name Jamie Gorelick? Jamie Gorelick was a Clinton acolyte, and she served in many different positions, advisory and appointive in the Clinton administration, and one of those was at the Department of Justice. It was Jamie Gorelick who constructed “the wall.” “The wall” was a series of laws and statutes that prevented the FBI from sharing intel with the CIA, and vice-versa.
And they did this because they had decided they wanted to prosecute terrorist threats and incidents. They wanted to prosecute them in courts of law rather than consider them to be acts of war because the Clinton administration was trying to show politically that it had calmed the world down and that there were fewer wars and fewer incidents, that Clinton was a man of peace, and so they were indicting all these people. At the time there was an indictment out for bin Laden, even. So Gorelick constructs this wall which prevents intel from being shared.
So you had an FBI employee in Minnesota who discovered any number of things about some of the hijackers, and she wasn’t allowed to tell the CIA. The CIA wasn’t permitted to know it. Information about the hijackers taking flying lessons but not being interested in learning how to land the airplane. That was unable to be shared. But this effort — and Trump’s in on it. I mean, Trump’s got this whole thing started, blaming Bush for 9/11 so that we can… What? Be intellectually safe when we trying to blame Mrs. Clinton for Benghazi?
Remember, the whole point of this to absolve Mrs. Clinton, particularly with those hearings coming Thursday that everybody is hoping for fireworks. Jamie Gorelick was Bill Clinton’s deputy attorney general, and this wall that she created was called the Gorelick Wall. It was imposed under Bill Clinton, and it prevented the CIA and other intel agencies from sharing their information with the FBI.
The Benghazi situation has nothing at all to do with 9/11. In fact, because of 9/11, Benghazi should not have had because of what we learned about 9/11. George W. Bush hadn’t been in office long enough to have any of his policies in play, to have been fully briefed, as I say. He hadn’t fully stocked or appointed all the positions in his administration, and he held over some Democrats in the Clinton Regime in a show of good faith.
RUSH: On the actual day of 9/11, did the people in the two towers of the World Trade Center call George Bush and ask for help? You remember that, don’t you? You remember the big news, all the people in the towers called Bush begging for help, and he said, “Sorry, I’m not up. Sorry.” Well, that’s what happened at Benghazi. Benghazi, at the annex and CIA station, they were requesting help all over the place within they wanted him from Italy. They wanted help from installations. They called Washington, wanted all kinds of help. It was denied.
Now to be fair, Trump is resting his assertion on 9/11 that it was lax immigration that allowed the 9/11 hijackers into the country. Well, no question that’s probably true. However, Bush was not president when they got into the country. I mean, they made numerous trips in and out of the country. Bush hadn’t been in the White House long enough for there to have been any impact whatsoever. Now, Trump could say, “Well, but he wouldn’t have changed anything because we know he’s for comprehensive reform.”
Yeah, yeah, yeah. But it’s still a stretch. So in Trump’s case, I think it’s a vehicle for spreading his views, for continuing to focus attention on his number one issue, which is immigration — illegal immigration. But this is kind of weird, the whole Benghazi situation.
I want to go back to this Benghazi business and Hillary and this ongoing effort or this new effort here to somehow equate what Hillary did with George Bush. I mean, George Bush gets a pass on 9/11.
That’s what they’re trying to do with Hillary and Benghazi in advance of the hearings that are not gonna amount to anything, but coming up on Thursday. Now, remember I pointed out that Obama’s off the grid for the seven hours that the Benghazi attack is happening, and he leaves Leon Panetta and Hillary in charge, and Panetta — to his credit — has admitted that he knew from the start that it was a terrorist attack, that it had nothing to do with the video, that it was not a reaction to something that had made terrorists mad or made average, ordinary Muslims mad to the point of protesting.
So we have one of the key players admitting later in his book that they all knew this was a terrorist attack from the start. And in fact it was a terrorist attack that there was intel on.
Obama and Clinton assassinate an Ally
And the efforts of this administration and Mrs. Clinton to portray this as a spontaneous reaction to some silly video has been an insult to everybody’s intelligence from the first moment they tried it — and they continued to for months and months, even into a year or more. Now, there’s one more difference between 9/11 and Benghazi. Hillary Clinton was bragging about it at the debate last week. She was one of the foremost champions for getting rid of Moammar Khadafy, who had become our ally. You know, people forget this. People forget so much.
In fact, I think some people may never really know. But when we went into Iraq, Khadafy did a 180. You want to talk about Bush and being responsible for things, when we invaded Iraq, Colonel Moammar Khadafy got scared to death, and he came back and he announced that he was getting rid of whatever nuclear technology he had. He was downsizing. He didn’t want any part of the United States.
He had already had a taste of us when the Reagan administration had bombed his tents and everything way back in the 1980s after the Lockerbie downing, the Pan Am jet that fell out of the sky over Lockerbie, Scotland.
So Khadafy, after we invaded Iraq in 2003, had really tamed himself. He had moderated, he had backed off. He really wasn’t the bad terror leader that he had been. I mean, he still dabbled in it, but he was very public about backing off and backing out. And yet Mrs. Clinton and Obama made it a centerpiece to overthrow the guy. And Hillary was one of the biggest champions for attacking Khadafy, who had become an ally after our attack on Iraq, after our invasion of Iraq.
And it was getting rid of Khadafy that led to the whole terrorist uprising in Libya in the first place, which is where Benghazi is. Now, what did George W. Bush do before 9/11 to correspond to that? You know, this effort to try to compare Hillary Clinton to George W. Bush as a means of defending her or putting a wall around her has to be an effort to cover up her incompetence, which is clearly what she is.
On the very day that the Benghazi uprising happened, Obama happened to be giving a speech praising the Arab Spring and the toppling of Khadafy.
So it’s a fascinating thing to watch here, this ongoing effort here to absolve Mrs. Clinton of anything —