Susan Rice has got to have steam shooting out of her ears… We now know that Hillary Clinton issued a statement ON 9/11/12 that pointed to the anti-Muhammad video as being involved in the Benghazi attack:
“Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the internet.” – Hillary Clinton, 9/11/12
Question: What individuals made up the “some” to which Hillary was referring?
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice is not getting Hillary Clinton’s job for one primary reason. She appeared on five Sunday talk shows five days after the 9/11/12 attack in Benghazi and lied; she said the attack on our consulate was in response to the anti-Muhammad video. Despite not having any responsibility over the State Department, Rice is the one who was punished politically.
Secretary of State Clinton said she was ultimately responsible for the security of State Department personnel and commissioned the Accountability Review Board (ARB) to investigate. The ARB found no one accountable.
Now we have a great find, courtesy of Terrence Jeffrey at CNS News, who has pointed out that five days prior to Susan Rice blaming the video, Hillary did the same thing… on the day of the attacks and before the death of the two former Navy SEALs.
According to Jeffrey’s research, this statement released by Hillary Clinton was published at 10:58pm EST on September 11th. Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were killed by mortar fire sometime between 11:16pm EST – 11:26pm EST.
Here is a screenshot of the statement posted to the State Department website before the deaths of Doherty and Woods (click on image to enlarge):
What has been Susan Rice’s defense in the face of warranted criticism about her lies on September 16th? She said the following in an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams that aired on December 13th:
When I went on the Sunday shows on September 16th, I was doing just as I have always done, providing the best information available to me and available to our government at the time. I was very careful to explain that the information was preliminary, and it could change. And yet I think it was misconstrued and contorted into something much more nefarious, it was never indeed the case nor my intention.
This begs a very important question: If Susan Rice conceded to Brian Williams on December 13th that the information she provided on September 16th was wrong, though based on “the best information available”, what does Hillary have to say about her statement, released before two of the four dead Americans were murdered?
This means that Hillary went public with a lie five days before Rice told the same one and became persona non-grata as a result.
Clinton’s comments in that September 11th statement are also relevant based on what she said in the days before Rice echoed them.
Here is Clinton on September 13th. Note how close she comes to blaming the video directly. Though she doesn’t, the implication is absolutely there. When you couple that implication with what she said in the aforementioned 9/11/12 statement, it means Clinton was clearly on the same page Rice was on 9/16/12. Take note at the :37, the 3:09, and the 3:42 marks as Hillary’s comments about the video are like three puzzle pieces that beg for the one found by Jeffrey to complete a four-piece jigsaw patch:
One day later, Clinton was on-hand at Andrews Air Force Base when the caskets holding four dead Americans arrived home. During her speech, she said the following:
This has been a difficult week for the State Department and for our country. We’ve seen the heavy assault on our post in Benghazi that took the lives of those brave men. We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with.
Here is the video of Clinton at Andrews on 9/14/12 (13:15 mark):
It’s also worth remembering that the father of one of those Navy SEALs told radio talk show host Lars Larson that upon meeting Hillary at the Andrews Air Force ceremony, was told by the Secretary of State that the maker of the anti-Muhammad film would be arrested and prosecuted.
Let’s take a look at that one sentence from Hillary’s 9/11/12 statement in particular:
Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the internet.
Based on the fact that she made that statement before Doherty and Woods had been killed, are we not left to conclude that Hillary is part of the “some” to which she refers?
Perhaps she might be available to testify “some” day.