Last October, The Bold Pursuit published a five-part series by one of our favorite guest bloggers, Sandy Stringfellow. This series is worth revisiting; the content is even more relevant today as we read and watch numerous White House scandals unfold. Therefore, we are pleased to present again … King Barry’s “Mission” Strategy.
Revisiting – King Barry’s “Mission” Strategy, Part 1
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.”
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.”
Conspiracy TheoryWe 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.
“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.”
“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.”
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.
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?
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?
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.
“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.
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).
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 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.
Next: Part 2, King Barry Reaches Out
Sandy Stringfellow is a writer and musician with an interest in history, economics, and politics.