John Ransom

Goldilocks wrote: The statement is quoted out of context. NY Times Musters Hillary Defense Of O’Care “What Difference Does It Make?”

Dear Comrade Locks,

Ok, so let me put it in context for you.

Ambassador Chris Stevens, Tyrone S. Woods, Glen Anthony Doherty and Sean Smith died on or shortly after September 11th, 2012 in a terrorist attack on the embassy in Benghazi, Libya by supposed allies of the Obama administration. The administration was supposedly acting on behalf of the American people.

But yet, no one really knows why this terrorist attack happened.


At the time Obama said that an Internet video degrading Islam was responsible.

"While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants," he said according to CBS News contemporaneous with events.

Then-Secretary-of-State Hillary William-Rodham-Jefferson-Clinton said the same thing.

"Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet," Clinton said in the statement released by the State Department. "The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation.”

No only were these statements trying to tie the sacking of the embassy and death of Stevens, Woods, Doherty and Smith to an Internet video not true, it is now known that at the time the administration knew the statements weren’t true. In essence they fabricated a story.

Why? Well, why do they lie about everything?

The Internet video story was included as part of revisions to the original report sent over by the CIA. And, if done for political purposes, the made-up story is a prime facie felony. Altering an intelligence product because you don’t like the political ramifications is a crime that should result in a substantial fine, jail time and dismissal from service of the federal government for life, no matter who does it, from president on down.

That’s the law.

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.