The Justice Department has filed the first criminal charges in the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, two U.S. officials said Tuesday.
But that first step isn't enough for one Republican urged the administration to do more than file charges. Who is he? Why Darrell Issa, of course.
“Osama bin Laden had been criminally charged long before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks but was not apprehended,” Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said in a statement. U.S. Navy SEALS killed bin Laden in Pakistan on May 2, 2011. “Delays in apprehending the suspected Benghazi killers,” Issa added, “will only put American lives at further and needless risk.”
Perhaps Darrell better be careful what he wishes for. Maybe quick to accuse and fall for baseless rumors, Issa, should look in the mirror. He may just see himself as many Americans do. Suspiciously.
Darrell Issa is of Lebanese descent. Lebanon is home to Hezbolla, the Shi'a Islamic militant group and political party responsible for the 911 bombings. Its paramilitary wing is regarded as a resistance movement throughout much of the Arab and Muslim worlds, and is considered more powerful than the Lebanese Army.
Now if that doesn't raise an eyebrow, that fact that his mother is of German/Czeck descent. Whose side did they fight on during WW II? How American is he really? Arab background. Nazi Germany. If I was a conspiracy theorist, I might be getting concerned.
Now Issa's involvement with Hezbollah has yet to be cemented, but there's a tenuous link here. And remember, they're one of the responsible attackers in the 911 attack in New York.
Issa's has very calculatedly maneuvered himself into the chairmanship of the House oversight committee. There he has the power to obfuscate and misdirect investigations to cover for his possible criminal and subversive activities. One of them is wasting our congressional resources with wild goose chase investigations, keeping the congressional eye off the ball. Not only has his witch hunts been fruitless, they've been costly as well. He's been squandering valuable resources and money that could be focused on our national security. He is guilty of putting up smoke screens to weaken our defenses. Our national security is at risk. I don't know if he can be trusted. With the power he's maneuvered for himself, he's a dangerous man. Especially if he's a mole. Consider this, Obama may be a secret Muslim who's been sent over here from his native Kenya to destroy America. A lot of people believe that. Whose to say they're wrong? Certainly not John Boehner or Mitch McConnell.
And what if Issa's using that leadership position he's sneaked into in order to help his "brothers" in Lebanon and in Hezbollah, where he may have hidden sympathies? He might even be one of their operatives.
Okay, I kid. It's no more believable than Issa being a criminal with a law breaking past here in this country, car theft, arson, illegally carrying a loaded concealed weapon. Or his having a questionable stint in our Army where he also stole a car.
He's not so inclined to thumb his nose at our laws much, is he?
So Issa wants more done, more arrests made. Maybe the Justice Department would be well served putting America's mind at ease. Look into Issa. He may be war criminal number 1. Justice reports show that there may have been some inside information leaked to the attackers in Benghazi. Wonder who they got that from?