Another Benghazi report – the truth still remains elusive

Yet another report is out rehashing what we’ve known about Benghazi for what seems like years now –

The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn’t been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier.

There really isn’t anything relevant in this report. It’s all been released elsewhere and vetted as much as possible. The same set of issues also seem to arise from these reports. First, they don’t delve into why we toppled Gaddafi as the reasoning is always that it’s outside the scope of the report.

Second is the conclusion that the attacks were a failed kidnapping attempt. This is always gleaned from “inside sources”. This report is no different.

A senior FBI source, Lyons said Tuesday, ‘told me that was the plan.

Kidnapping? Maybe. But one has to ask why the pre-planned attack on the CIA annex hours later? The usage of mortars tells us the attack was coordinated and pre-planned. What does that have to do with a kidnapping? And if kidnapping Stevens was the entire basis for the attacks, why wouldn’t they have simply taken him in his motorcade so that any defense systems in place at the compound wouldn’t come into play?

This report doesn’t answer any of these questions or the many more that don’t align with the accepted narratives. Nobody wants to name names. These reports will highlight the fact that Boehner is blocking a select committee from investigating Benghazi. True. The GOP has much to lose as well if the true Benghazi story comes to light.

The takeaway here is to keep looking as the truth has yet to come to light.