Is Trey Gowdy up to the Benghazi Challenge?

By Ben Barrack

Assuming events don’t transcend the Benghazi scandal (difficult to imagine), when the House Select Committee’s investigation is complete, one of two things will be learned. Either the American people will know when Rep. Trey Gowdy reached his breaking point or the former prosecutor from South Carolina will become an icon millions of Americans will gladly nominate as the next inductee into the country’s figurative, historical hall of fame.

Rep. Trey Gowdy

Rep. Trey Gowdy

The truth about Benghazi is really that bad. In fact, it’s so bad that should Gowdy – as he says – go wherever the facts lead, some extremely powerful and diabolical forces will be bearing down on him in ways many cannot comprehend. If he can withstand it, the most powerful figures and institutions in the U.S. Government will be suffering mortal blows; that’s a very tall order.

Conversely – and if you believe every man has a breaking point – Gowdy could buckle to that pressure, like the 9/11 Commission did. Instead of going up the chain to the sources of the Islamic terrorism behind 9/11 – the Saudi Royal family – that commission let the real perpetrators off the hook.

When it comes to Benghazi, Gowdy should factor in the problem of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. Government. Rep. Michele Bachmann attempted to do this in 2012 but was smeared by more members of her own party than who supported her. The reason this is so important is because regardless of what group the Benghazi attackers came from, each group resides under the Muslim Brotherhood umbrella.

In addition to Hillary Clinton’s closest adviser – Huma Abedin – being connected to both the Muslim Brotherhood and the Saudis, it was revealed earlier this month that one of the recipients of the ‘smoking gun’ email by White House Deputy Ben Rhodes on 9/14/12 included a Muslim Brotherhood agent on the distribution list – Mehdi K. Alhassani.

There is also the issue of Muslim Brotherhood’s Egyptian arm being involved in the attacks. This poses additional problems because at the time of the Benghazi attack, the Muslim Brotherhood was the official government of Egypt. It would mean that the U.S. installations in Benghazi were on the receiving end of an act of war by a nation state.

If Gowdy really wants the truth, he will need to subpoena the eight members of Congress who allegedly received a “highly classified” annex to the recent Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) report. That annex allegedly explains what the U.S. operation in Benghazi was all about – international weapons trafficking. According to legendary journalist Seymour Hersh, CIA Director David Petraeus was in charge of the operation being run out of the Benghazi Annex.

That operation involved rounding up the weapons in Libya used during the removal of Muammar Gadhafi and ship them to Syria via Turkey. According to Hersh’s sources, the governments of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey funded the operation. After the attacks on 9/11/12, the operation was halted and the shipments ceased.

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was allegedly outraged this ‘rat line’ dried up and wanted the Obama administration to declare that Bashar al-Assad’s regime crossed Obama’s ‘red line’ so that the U.S. would have justification for publicly getting involved in ousting Assad.

There were attempts by the Erdogan administration to pressure Obama to do this between the time of the Benghazi attacks and the chemical attack that occurred in Syria in August of 2013.

Inexplicably, politicians on both sides of the political aisle advocated air strikes on Assad in response. Despite a lack of evidence that Assad was responsible – and plenty of evidence that the rebels were – even Republican members of Congress continued to call for air strikes.

According to Hersh, not only was Assad not involved but he was framed – by Erdogan.

Rep. Mike Rogers: Should be Subpoenaed by Gowdy on Benghazi.

Rep. Mike Rogers: Should be Subpoenaed by Gowdy on Benghazi.

U.S. Senators like John McCain (R-AZ) and Bob Corker (R-TN) maintained a very suspicious position that Assad was responsible while they ignored facts. Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) – the man responsible for appointing Gowdy to the House Select Committee – also expressed support for airstrikes. So did House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), who would have been one of the eight members of Congress who received that ‘highly classified’ annex to the SSCI report; ditto Boehner.

If Gowdy is truly up to the Benghazi challenge, he will need to subpoena or depose the man who appointed him to head the committee – Boehner – about that the annex to the SSCI report. He will also need to ask Boehner what the Speaker knew when he told talk radio show host Laura Ingraham that he was aware of weapons being shipped to Turkey from Benghazi. Gowdy will also need to subpoena or depose Petraeus, Rogers, and several other Republicans in addition to the suspect Democrats who either worked in the administration at the time of the attacks or are still doing so.

To this point, Gowdy has demonstrated the mettle necessary to confront corruption and fight for justice, regardless of what that fight requires. He doesn’t just get witnesses to make themselves look foolish; he also makes other Congressmen look foolish as well.

For example, during the Oversight Committee’s hearing on whether to vote to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt, Gowdy challenged his Democrat colleagues on the other side of the aisle to answer his questions. None did:

Gowdy also thoroughly embarrassed media figures during a news conference in January. None responded:

When it comes to expectations, Rep. Gowdy has passed the test with conservatives thirsting for a man driven by a desire to see that justice is served, corruption is dealt with, and accountability means consequences for misdeeds. How he handles the Benghazi investigation is nearly certain to be the biggest test of his life.

When it’s over, the American people will know if he was up to it.

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  • MidAtlanticWoman

    Excellent read.

  • richinnameonly

    You can bet the administration is digging for any available dirt they can throw at him. If he makes progress against their stonewalling it will be miraculous. I hope no one gets “rubbed out”. We’ll probably never know about any successful threats or blackmails that take place. There are huge things being hidden here.

    • JCW43

      You know it!! And you can bet your bottom dollar that Obama and Hillary’s minions are furiously digging 24/7 all the way back to the day Trey Gowdy was born. As usual, it is the politics of personal destruction, and the truth about the misdeeds of Obama and Hillary be damned. Those people will do anything to protect Hillary and Obummer.

      • Michael

        Very interesting as well is all the Dems whining that the committee is a partisan affair , while themselves refusing to be apart of it. I guess ” cause and effect ” eludes them.

  • momprayn

    Always loved Trey Gowdy but also felt sorry for him because he seems to be
    one of the very few patriots there that really want truth and justice & it
    must be horribly disheartening, discouraging, frustrating for him among all the
    snakes – most of whom include his own fellow Rs. I really don’t know if he is
    aware of how dire it is with them and that they have been complicit – including
    Boehner, whom he probably “respects”. ?

    But knowing what we know, I’d say that unfortunately we won’t get the
    justice needed. But I don’t know if it would be because of Gowdy’s lack of
    trying, which I think he will do the best he can — or his inability to “take
    it”. He’s just up against the great, powerful satanic Globalist elites that run
    everything and one can be sure that Boehner is one of them and knows all about

    “They” may not have expected this to go as far as it has – but I’m sure
    they have all their evil plans, scripts, bribes, threats, agreements with those
    involved for another Kabuki Theatre for the masses. No way can they allow
    anything that will harm, thwart their plans, especially after many lives have
    already been sacrificed to keep things secret.
    Boehner & fellow traitors
    wouldn’t have allowed this unless “they” had a plan to handle it. If it gets
    too “hot”, perhaps they’ll throw one or a few under the bus but nothing that
    would seriously thwart their agenda… know – like Lerner (and of course
    protect Hillary). They’re experts at handling this kind of thing.
    But having
    said that, I think it needs to be done because it’s the right thing to do and we
    know that God is in control and wasn’t surprised at these things and has His own
    plans, which will trump theirs. He will bless us for trying. Perhaps we’ll get something out of this that
    “they” didn’t expect and work out for good in the end — pray for Trey and all
    involved in getting the truth out. He will no doubt have to make some
    very difficult decisions that he may not be prepared to, trust God, test his faith and he may just do or decide some unexpected things that “they” didn’t count on. We shall see…………

    • corrrine

      In his patience he will prevail. When enough people hear his outstanding ability to expose these criminals, most will stand with him. Just pray for his protection from these rats and snakes he is coming against.

  • Michael

    I’m afraid Mr Gowdy can try all he wishes , and subpoena everyone in sight all for naught.

    I myself am going to check into buying stock in ” Taking the 5th Amendment “. I predict a big rush on the staple of Government employees.

    • shoebat

      It would be interesting to see Rep. Mike Rogers plead the fifth while doing a radio talk show as Benghazi is dominating the news.

      • Michael

        Yes, that would be very interesting indeed. Mr. Rogers has chosen an opportune time to grab his ” baggage ” and move on down the road to bigger, better , and greener pastures it would seem. I had hoped he himself would be making a positive difference , knowing what he knows. Unfortunately that’s an all too common of hope for ones elected officials that rarely turns into a reality.

        I truly do hope Mr. Gowdy does all that you have suggested of him , that needs to be done and the truth ALL comes into the light of day.

        Thank you Mr. Shoebat for all that you do as well.

  • Steve Dietrich

    Watch this story carefully. It is a movie in the making. Weather he wins or loses, it will be a milestone in history.

    • shoebat


  • momprayn

    Re the big question about where Obama was that night for the Committee — Via Doug Hagmann at Canada Free Press: excerpts

    Based on information supplied to me by two insider sources, the truthful answers to
    this multi-part question will never be disclosed—ever. Based on one DC insider
    who is legally muzzled by multiple national security secrecy oaths,
    “negotiations” are in progress (or perhaps complete) to make certain the
    committee will stay away from this question beyond a very narrow line of
    inquiry. This explains the ostensible partisan cooperation under the direction
    of Nancy Pelosi, according to my source. There is immense pressure being forced
    upon the committee chair and others to stay away from this line of questioning
    beyond the requisite superficiality designed for our entertainment.

    Moreover, I have been informed that the Secret Service logs, White House visitor logs, and cross-referencing records “including and especially of those individuals present in the private presidential quarters that would identify the names, ages and
    alleged purpose for their presence” will never be remitted, at least not in their original form, if at all. Furthermore, any answers relating to this question by witness testimony will not be properly reconciled with any documentation at the depth required.

    ( canadafreepress(dot)com/index.php/article/63256 )

  • They may have him meet a accident, that is what l am afraid of… l pray he has protection and that he will be safe… We know how people come up dead or missing who have facts on our government…

  • IngeC

    If anything – Trey Gowdy maybe struck how deep and wide the criminality of Benghazi really is and, that is the questions I have. Is he willing to really expose the truth because of all tentacles involved the a crime so horrendous that it could wind up at the ICC in the Hague?
    It is unbelievable to what extent this administration and their supporters and employees were willing to do to get their beloved Muslim Brotherhood into presidencies across the Middle East – overthrowing one government after another and involved Fast and Furious with the result of over 100,000 Syrians killed, thousands of Christians slaughtered among other genocide victims – all because and due to evil intent.
    Petreaus is my biggest disappointment in this – I always looked upon him as an upstanding soldier – ankered in integrity.
    While I noticed that he became a bit too soft about islam and associated jihad ideology I never thought he would participate in such a convoluted criminal enterprise.
    I also believe he was given the job to set him up and use him as a tool; when he refused to continue to play along and after Benghazi – he became a risk to this administration and voila -he was blackmailed.
    Brennan – a truly evil man and mercenary running black ops since 2009 – waited to allow Petreaus to become a fall guy.
    I pray to God that Trey Gowdy won’t compromise his integrity and either bring out and stop this or he gives a speech explaining to americans what has happen, the attempt to black mail him because of wanting the get out the truth and exposing this criminal and treasonous enterprise.