Well, there are a number of reasons.
One of the often cited reasons is that the President did not want to acknowledge that Al Qaeda - contrary to his blustering claims - is still alive and kicking.
Well, this is true, but it is actually much deeper than that.
In truth, Obama did not want the public to find out that he had actually empowered Al Qaeda in Libya.
The facts are slowly trickling in, and we now know that Al Qaeda terrorists are working inside the Libyan government [inside the interior ministry etc.]. They have also been put in charge of border security, thus allowing more and more Al Qaeda terrorists to flow into the country.
Moreover, an Al Qaeda member, Abdelhakim Belhaj, had been put in charge of, among other things, overseeing security at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli from 2011 until at least the spring of 2012.
Obama's good buddy, Mustafa Abdul Jalil - the head of the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) - appointed him to this position.
And, Obama, in his efforts to oust the Gaddafi regime, went along with all of this and effectively empowered Al Qaeda to wreak havoc upon Libya.
And now, as a result of this shocking, calamitous foreign policy decision, four U.S. diplomats are dead.
Hence, the cover-up.
Obama and his cronies [including Leon Panetta] have also been churning out contradictory statements about the lack of effort to save the 4 U.S. diplomats in Libya.
Par for the course......
Nevertheless, we now know why the administration tried to cover up the terrorist aspect of this scandal.
And, now that we know at least some of the facts, Obama can now resume his regularly scheduled program of dismantling the U.S., and the rest of the world, inch-by-inch, without further obstruction from his pesky detractors.
And, the mainstream media can now resume their regularly scheduled program of propping up Obama and singing his glorious praises.
Ah..., what a relief!
P.S. Interesting. I've just come across an earlier, relevant post I wrote in October of 2011. Excerpts:
An Al Qaeda flag is now flying atop the court house in the city of Benghazi, Libya - according to several eyewitness reports.P.S. It's important to note what I noted earlier, namely that we now know with certainty that Al Qaeda is pulling the strings in Libya. We also know that Obama's buddy, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, appointed Al Qaeda member, Abdelhakim Belhaj, to oversee security at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli from 2011 until at least the spring of 2012.
Until August - before rebel forces overtook the capital city of Tripoli - the Benghazi courthouse had served as the provisional headquarters of the National Transitional Council [NTC], headed by the former justice minister, Mustafa Abdul Jalil.
Islamists have reportedly been spotted recently in Benghazi driving brand-new SUVs and waving black al Qaeda flags.
One reporter noted that that Abdelhakim Belhaj, a well-known al Qaeda fighter and founder of the notorious Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), is now leading the rebel “military counsel” in Tripoli. Mr. Belhaj was appointed to that position by the NTC [National Transitional Council]...
It should also be noted that several months ago, US officials had acknowledged that among the Libyan rebel ranks are terrorists who previously had joined up with the insurgents in Iraq to fight the US military.
Indeed, enthusiasm for Al Qaeda among Libya's new rulers should come as no surprise to us - or to President Obama, who, from the onset of this rebellion, gleefully, and eagerly, embraced the Libyan rebels. Mr. Obama was clearly cognizant of the rebel/Al Qaeda connection from day one, but he willfully chose to ignore the facts.
I suppose we can now paraphrase a line from the popular Southwest airline commercials:
"Al Qaeda, you are now free to move about the country [Libya]!"
Obama was cognizant of all of these facts, hence the cover-up.......
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