The Bold Pursuit is pleased to present a five-part series by guest blogger, Sandy Stringfellow.
Part 1 – King Barry’s “Mission” Strategy
King Barry’s heart is in Chicago, as are the hearts of his Progressive Marxist fellow travelers. Chicago, “the only completely corrupt city in America” according to former Chicago professor of political science Charles E. Merriam, an early 20th century supporter of the Progressive movement. Chicago, where “the end has always justified the means when it came to insuring a decisive victory in this often grim Darwinistic life and death struggle. Slander campaigns, brass knuckles; even murder became the preferred tactics when the usual methods of propaganda and ‘persuasion’ failed” as described by Richard C. Lindberg in his fascinating article on Chicago’s stunning history of unparalleled corruption and political murder titled Chicago – the Way It Was: “A City that Was Never Legit” (published in Illinois Police and Sheriff’s News, 1995).
This lethal brand of political skullduggery Mr. Lindberg describes as normal in Chicago for decades became condensed over time into a convenient turn of phrase that encapsulates Chicago politics in all of its’ multifaceted illegalities: “The Chicago Way.” Chicago has traditionally been a comparatively unique environment in our United States for political violence and corruption, although it began to evolve somewhat into a more sophisticated and influence-driven political machine when Richard J. Daley came to power in the 1950’s, and more so after “Operation Greylord” and “Gambit” investigations into First Ward corruption in the 1980’s.
We’re induced from the tenor of today’s political events to consider if “The Chicago Way” of violence and mayhem is back in practice. Let us analyze through careful extrapolation whether the concentrated collection of well-known and relatively unknown Chicago-based radical left anti-American activists – from former Weather Underground domestic terrorists, Black Nationalists and Maoists, to Progressive Marxists, Anarchists, Mid-East jihad supporters, and NWO “Open Society” types – that live or lived in Chicago have taken solace and gained inspiration from Chicago’s sordid and violent political past as “the means to an end.”
Much in the same manner Progressives and Marxists have influenced each other since the late 1800’s when the ideology of Karl Marx and that of a relatively new Progressive Movement both began to gain traction with intellectuals, the lines of distinction are blurred today between methods used by Progressive Marxists to achieve their global ideological goals and methods Organized Crime Syndicates once used in Chicago to achieve their local political goals.
The Progressive Marxists have promoted cultural decline through indoctrination of thought in the U.S. for almost a century. Today they’re close to achieving the total collapse for which they’ve worked and fought, and they giddily await its’ consummation: a final push to finish the job and send our civil society into a terminal free fall. It’s no melodramatic cliché to suggest our Constitutional Republic clings for life to a precarious purchase high above the chasm of “hope and change.”
We don’t need to fit ourselves with “tin foil hats” as we consider what’s been factually established regarding King Barry’s methods of operation; methods involving well-understood techniques of indoctrination that intentionally deceive the public through misdirection and omissions of fact, along with blatantly intentional outright lies. There’s no conspiracy theory involved to identify the trick required for King Barry to make his “Animal Farm” re-education model work. The trick is simple: his message must be in synchronous conjunction with the mainstream media and repeated in template form ad nauseaum until our eyes and ears have become so conditioned to the pattern we accept it without questioning its’ fraudulent content. Pavlov’s dog; knee-jerk reaction; call it what you wish: it works like a charm.
Stephen F. Hayes wrote an article titled Permanent Spin (The Weekly Standard-Oct.1, 2012, Vol.18, No.03) in which he illustrated King Barry’s shameless web of deception – happily spun by his spider-media mascots – regarding the attack on our U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, on the eleventh anniversary of Islamic jihad attacks on the World Trade Center towers in New York:
“For nine days, the Obama administration made a case that virtually everyone understood was untrue: that the killing of our ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, was a random, spontaneous act of individuals upset about an online video—an unpredictable attack on a well-protected compound that had nothing do to with the eleventh anniversary of 9/11. These claims were wrong. Every one of them. But the White House pushed them hard…Intelligence officials understood immediately that the attacks took place on 9/11 for a reason. The ambassador, in a country that faces a growing al Qaeda threat, had virtually no security. The two contractors killed in the attacks were not part of the ambassador’s security detail, and there were not, in fact, ‘many other colleagues’ working security with them.”
Mr. Hayes proceeds to illustrate a pattern of past terror attack deceptions perpetuated by King Barry in concert with his sycophantic inculcation mavens:
“On December 28, 2009, three days after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to detonate explosives in his underwear aboard an airliner over Detroit, President Obama told the country that the incident was the work of ‘an isolated extremist.’ It wasn’t. Abdulmutallab was trained, directed, and financed by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a fact he shared with investigators early in his interrogation.”
“The same thing happened less than six months later, after Faisal Shahzad attempted to blow up his Nissan Pathfinder in Times Square. Two days following the botched attack, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano took to the Sunday shows to dismiss reports of a conspiracy and insisted that the attempted bombing was just a ‘one-off’ by a single attacker. It wasn’t. A week later, after much of the information had leaked, Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledged the United States had ‘evidence that shows that the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attack. We know that they helped facilitate it, we know that they probably helped finance it and that he was working at their direction.’ In each instance, top administration officials quickly downplayed or dismissed the seriousness of the events, only to acknowledge, after the shock had worn off and the media had turned to other news, that their initial stories were incorrect.”
One explanation for Progressive Marxists accomplishing their objectives is the cunning behind their strategy to create insidious social “change;” a realignment of family and government brought about through rejecting God, our Founders and Framers, and our traditional ideals, values, and principles, thus providing a medium for culture rot that’s allowed our Constitutional Republic to become damaged almost beyond recognition. The only realization more painful is that we allowed it to happen. We were warned, but didn’t listen; going with the flow felt too good to be bothered with facts or reason. Thus we’ve been led, as sheep to the slaughter.
Progressive Marxists are maladjusted, misguided, morally defective, intellectually disingenuous, arrogant, conceited, narcissistic, unbalanced, petulant, spoiled, immature, selfish, know-it-all’s with egos matched in grandiosity only by their lack of objectivity and reason. But one thing these lost souls are not is stupid; a slanderous yet misplaced accusation frequently leveled with breezy aplomb.
Accepting the premise that Progressive Marxists are stupid is to concede that damage accomplished thus far under the wrecking-ball reign of King Barry is unintentional; a product of ignorance, inexperience, incompetent or misunderstood advice, bad luck, etc. Two books written by David Limbaugh eloquently yet concisely lay out the trail of destruction that’s taken place since the 2009 presidential inauguration in a manner that may honestly be described as encyclopedic: Crimes Against Liberty (Regnery Publishing, 2010) and The Great Destroyer (Regnery Publishing, 2012).
These two well-documented, annotated, indexed books reveal the colossal scope and breadth of unrivaled devastation inflicted upon the American electorate through presidential fiat, executive branch corruption, bureaucratic edict, crony capitalism, legislative collusion and cowardice, judicial activism, and flagrantly criminal behavior; a systematic tyrannical shredding of our United States Constitution through a conscious political insurrection against the Rule of Law.
Progressive Marxists – by virtue of their existence – will always have a hidden agenda; subterfuge is the cornerstone of their steady-state efforts in the “martial art” of social and economic destruction of the West. If these efforts were made known voluntarily, Americans would react as if their families and very way of life were threatened; their liberty, access to free markets, property ownership, and all the rights guaranteed us in our Founding Documents. When events unfold that appear reckless and are spun in a manner that’s maddening to informed patriotic citizens, it’s not because King Barry or his minions are “stupid”; rather, they are working to position themselves and those sympathetic to their ideological “cause” in such a manner as to further their objectives.
Progressive Marxists promote narratives designed to create superficial impressions; the true story remains concealed unless otherwise revealed. After digesting the information available thus far, describing the attack on our U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, it’s reasonable to ask: what is the story behind the story?
The Story Behind the Story
During a segment of his show The Glenn Beck Program on The Blaze T.V., Mr. Beck postulates the murders at our Benghazi mission were a by-product of an on-going CIA foreign “recovery” operation involving items that should be of interest to all U.S. citizens, especially those flying on commercial airlines. The CIA defines itself on its’ CIA World Factbook website as follows: “The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an independent US Government agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers.” Put another way, the CIA works hand-in-glove with the State Department, among other government agencies and departments, to affect foreign policy in a manner beneficial to the U.S. through direct and indirect actions.
Different explanations have been published as to why Ambassador Christopher Stevens had traveled to Benghazi on Tuesday, September 11, 2012: a ritualistically celebrated anti-American day of emotion-packed Muslim upheaval and protests around the globe. Did he travel to Benghazi on this annual occasion of volatility to open an American cultural center, or to meet with oil company executives the following day, or to interface with beloved local residents, or did these events provide cover for the true purpose of his supposedly confidential visit?
Mr. Beck opines speculatively whether one possible explanation for the ill-timed trip to Benghazi is that Ambassador Stevens – as special U.S. envoy to Libya in 2011 – was a go-between for the U.S. and Libyan rebels, charged with arranging for the transfer of weapons during the revolt staged against Moammar Gadhafi, and was actively working to help track down many of these same weapons: specifically, thousands of shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles (MANPADS) stolen from unguarded Libyan weapons storage depots after Gadhafi’s ouster.
CBS News reported on September 14, 2012, that Ambassador Stevens had been “credited by most Libyans with organizing a political front made up of opposition groups to unite the uprising against Qaddafi’s 41-year rule, mediating tribal and regional disputes.”
An important security-related detail: in the months leading up to his murder Ambassador Stevens had expressed worry over “the never ending security threats in Benghazi” and the growing al-Qaeda presence in Libya, in addition a to well-founded concern his name had been added to an al-Qaeda hit list.
Lee Ferran, ABC News, reported the following on September 13, 2012, regarding a continuing State Department/CIA operation in Libya to recover MANPADS:
“One of the Americans killed alongside Ambassador Christopher Stevens in an attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya Tuesday told ABC News before his death that he was working with the State Department on an intelligence mission to round up dangerous weapons in the war-torn nation. In an interview with ABC News last month, Glen Doherty, a 42-year-old former Navy SEAL who worked as a contractor with the State Department, said he personally went into the field to track down so-called MANPADS…and destroy them. After the fall of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, the State Department launched a mission to round up thousands of MANPADS…looted from military installations across the country. U.S. officials previously told ABC news they were concerned the MANPADS could fall into the hands of terrorists, creating a threat to commercial airliners.”
Attempts to explain away the Benghazi mission murders fall into a familiar pattern described by Mr. Hayes in his article Permanent Spin. The initial spin position from King Barry’s publicity mafia was to blame an obscure and poorly-made YouTube video trailer ridiculing the Muslim “prophet” Mohammed; a tactic kept in play,
albeit promoted with ever-less fervor since its’ credibility is easily dismissed if not laughable. Muslims are incited into riotous protests upon instructions from their leaders with fabrications of truth. It’s simply not prudent for the physical health and general well-being of Muslim faithful to disobey instructions from an Imam, Mufti, or any other Islamic authority figure. Such is the radically absolute and unforgiving fascistic nature of Islamic theocratic rule.
King Barry cared not a whit as he launched his illegal war in Libya. He knew a boot-licking mainstream media would provide cover by regurgitating talking points from his ministry of propaganda, ignoring every story behind the “story.” Perhaps the most damning unreported story of all is the story behind yet another undeclared war: the war being prosecuted – from day one of his Presidential Oath of Office – against our United States
Constitution and the Rule of Law.
Other fallback spin positions were sequentially offered for public consumption. One reflected acceptance of the mission attack as not caused by a protest that grew out of control; that it was in fact a planned military-style assault, although the “al-Qaeda” label has been consistently avoided as if a plague. One man living near the murder scene whom witnessed the attacks stated there weren’t any protesters beforehand; another witness living nearby corroborated the claim that no protests had occurred prior to the attack. He described instead a small gathering that milled about before militiamen arrived in trucks armed with machine guns, automatic rifles, and rocket propelled grenades (RPG’s).
In a modern digital era of smart phones and flash mobs, word travels fast. A few curious onlookers and thrill-seekers – conveniently misidentified – may have been waiting for the event, intending to capture images worthy of internet postings or to loot the premises for spoils after an attack. It’s now clear there were no protests taking place at our Benghazi mission before the attack commenced. The White House and State Department knew this early on from intelligence report briefs.
King Barry’s quasi-acknowledgement – days after the fact – of the Benghazi attack as a planned assault was tempered by underlings at press conferences and T.V. appearances that hammered these talking points: a formal investigation is underway; not enough information is known to draw solid conclusions; further comments on the matter would not be helpful or forthcoming until the investigation is complete. Since then – before a completed investigation – King Barry’s position “evolved” to accept the Benghazi murders as the acts of militiamen, while simultaneously continuing to promote the YouTube video trailer as an instigating factor.
Financial Times (UK) reported on September 28, 2012, the office of Director of National Intelligence, headed by James Clapper, accepted responsibility for early confusion regarding the “initial assessment” forwarded “to executive branch officials and members of Congress, who used that information to discuss the attack publicly and provide updates as they became available.”
Yet again King Barry and his Progressive Marxists minions implement the classic bait-and-switch publicity stunt: dangle the bait, obfuscate the facts, misdirect attention, alternate the narrative, and eventually produce an entirely different media circus event after things cool down and the limited attention span of everyday Americans moves on predictably to the next big distraction being promoted by the mainstream media “carnival barkers.”
Based on spin-doctor overtime, there exists a distinct possibility the Benghazi mission murders have caused King Barry and his brain trust heightened concern. They appear to be nervously hiding something exceptionally profound and irrevocably damaging to his campaign from an increasingly skeptical citizenry; many of whom are disgusted to the point of physical illness from having bought into King Barry’s solemn promise to deliver “the most ethical administration in history.”
The well-publicized story from 9/13/12 on ABC News about MANPADS was re-cast at CNN on 9/15/12 as coming from “a diplomatic source.” Matt Smith, CNN, reported the following on September 15, 2012:
“A diplomatic source told CNN that Doherty [one of two Navy SEALs killed in action] was in Libya to search for shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles — a mission given high priority after the fall of longtime Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi.”
The intended effect of mainstream media narrative is clear. King Barry would have us believe he’s exercising due diligence as P.O.T.U.S. Questions surrounding the anemic presence of foreign nationals contracted to provide security at the mission, the intelligence breech, and the mission’s condition of unusual vulnerability that – from a military perspective – invited the rampage by an al-Qaeda militia are being re-directed and modified; word-painted to form the public impression that our singularly focused worry should be over “shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles”…not that we shouldn’t be more than a tad concerned about these portable, accurate weapons, capable of taking out large passenger airliners.
Perhaps that little detail should have been thought about – assuming only the best of intentions – before toppling Gadhafi, since Moammar had lately been relatively well-behaved within the greater contexts of our Western interests to combat jihad: “A religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad.”
Many areas around the globe are justifiably seen as violent, harsh, brutal, nasty places where existence is tentative and life is cheap. World history illustrates with clarity the unvarnished truth: persuasion – as a rule – has usually been achieved by a show of strength or its’ real time application. As stated by Rush in the original Undeniable Truths listed for his article in the Sacramento Union back in 1988: “Ours is a world governed by the aggressive use of force.”
Multiple reports indicate Gadhafi was an intelligence asset providing information to our CIA and British MI6, actively engaged as a participant in the CIA program of “extraordinary rendition” in our continuing war against Islamic terrorism, never mind King Barry’s claim in his DNC acceptance speech that “…al-Qaeda is on the path to defeat and Osama bin Laden is dead” or that one senior State Department official announced in April of 2012, “The war on terror is over.”
Next: Part 2, King Barry Reaches Out
Sandy Stringfellow is a writer and musician with an interest in history, economics, and politics.