Benghazi whistleblower demoted for challenging Susan Rice’s claim that attack was over Muhammad video
The implications of the fact that the Obama Administration blamed the YouTube video about Muhammad have never been explored in the mainstream media. Not just Rice but many other Obama officials, including Hillary Clinton, blamed the video — and this was tantamount to blaming our freedom of speech. The filmmaker is still in prison — he is still the only person in prison for the Benghazi jihad attack. He is in for a minor probation violation: he uploaded the video to YouTube when he was supposed to be not using the Internet. This is such a minor thing that it is clear that he is a political prisoner, in prison for angering Muslims and transgressing Sharia prohibition on criticizing Muhammad.
“Benghazi whistleblower: “˜I”ve been demoted” for challenging Susan Rice”s claims,” by Joel Gehrke for The Washington Examiner, May 8 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
Gregory Hicks, former deputy chief of mission in Benghazi, told Congress today that a State Department official began criticizing his job performance, and he was ultimately demoted, after he asked why U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice attributed the Benghazi attack to an anti-Islamic Youtube video.
“In hindsight, I think it began after I asked the question about Ambassador Rice”s statement on the TV shows,” Hicks said of the criticism during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the attack today.
Hicks said he asked Assistant Secretary Beth Jones why Rice made the statements that she did on the 9/16/13 Sunday talk shows.
“Her reaction was “˜I don”t know,” and it was very clear from the tone that I should not proceed with any further [questions],” he told lawmakers.
On September 12, Jones had emailed Hicks and several other State Department officials stating that she told the Libyan government that the Benghazi attack had been carried out by a terrorist group.
“I spoke to the Libyan ambassador and emphasized the importance of Libyan leaders continuing to make strong statements,” Jones wrote in the email, from which Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., read during the hearing. “I told him that the group that conducted the attacks, Ansar al Sharia, is affiliated with Islamic terrorists.”…