What was the U.S. national interest in Libya?

The pattern is so familiar. And still, almost no one is asking the fundamental questions: Why did the US and NATO remove Muammar Gaddafi and his regime? In what way was this violent and deadly action important to U.S. national security? What was the U.S. national interest in Libya?

Investigating Benghazi ignores the problem of our reason for being in Libya and then in Benghazi and, after U.S. having already taken nefarious actions, investigates which band-aid to use after being being injured.

“The pattern is familiar: When news first breaks, say what needs to be said to escape the news cycle unscathed. Next, when the truth starts to emerge, deny wrongdoing and state that any comprehensive judgment should be withheld pending a full investigation. When the investigation commences, stonewall the investigators and accuse conservatives of being “obsessed” or on a “witch hunt.” By the time wrongdoing is finally confirmed beyond any reasonable doubt, the average voter will have forgotten why the scandal was a scandal to begin with, or, if he hasn’t forgotten — and actually did withhold judgment — the waters will have become so muddied he won’t know whom to believe.” (1)

Elizabeth Stuart contributes: “There will be people who will take up the “nothing new, no new evidence” mantra, and repeat it at every occasion as if it were the most insightful set of words ever. Every news story in every rag and mainstream broadcast will contain this phrase as if it was the only logical thing to be said. They’ll say “the GOP is conducting a witchhunt, trying to destroy Hillary’s campaign. To that, the only response possible is, DUH! We’re not the GOP, so much as conservatives, and we’re not conducting a witchhunt because we, by God Almighty, found the witch already. It’s not like she was hiding. Her name is Hillary, aka, “the pantsuited one”!

Washington D.C., mainstream media, and especially liberals and so-called “progressives” do not have the intellectual integrity to investigate – much less to stop – the continuing regime change wars in Libya, Syria, Egypt, Ukraine, and other countries. Benghazi was just a minor symptom of our collective corruption as a nation. Whether we like it or not, we are the evil empire.

Read more at:

(1) http://www.nationalreview.com/article/437262/hillary-clinton-benghazi-scandal-how-she-survived

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Life sciences executive, retired
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