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The primal revulsion felt when one pulls back a wall or floorboard to discover an unimaginable accumulation of vermin bristling beneath is difficult to describe. Whether it’s a seething mass of scattering cockroaches, mice, or rats, even those who aren’t squeamish concerning such creatures may find themselves fighting a combination of nausea and the fight-or-flight reaction.

I sincerely hope that Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and his colleagues on the newly minted congressional select committee tasked with investigating the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, have the belly for what they will most certainly uncover if they are duly committed to finding the truth. This is because there is so much more to this debacle than most engaged conservatives know, let alone the average American news consumer.

We’ll presume for a moment that the craven protestations of Democrat politicos (like former Obama White House senior adviser David Plouffe), the limited (or at least biased) coverage this exercise is likely to garner from much of the establishment press and the impediments presented by the White House do not deter the committee in any significant sense, and that it is the committee’s will which determine the outcome.

Benghazi isn’t simply about the cover-up of a terrorist attack in order to save an election; it’s not even about gun-running, although the latter did play a large role. It’s about a nefarious foreign policy that would qualify as criminal in nature under both U.S. and international law – provided that this committee is not fainthearted in its duty.

The “smoking gun” emails recently released by the organization Judicial Watch do indeed give the lie to the White House’s deception with regard to blaming the attack on an inflammatory video, but ancillary data that have come to be known even since then make up the weapons cache from whence the smoking gun came. The entire arsenal must be brought to light, for the sake of justice and the future of this nation.

Behind the emails, the committee will be hard-pressed to examine the inconsistencies with regard to the White House and State Department having circulated their talking points to the press almost prematurely. There’s Secretary of State Hillary Clinton releasing her outraged statement following the attack, making reference to telephone conversations with a president whose whereabouts that night remain unknown.

There is also Ms. Clinton’s statement itself. Given while the bodies were still warm, so to speak, it suggests the White House had the video narrative at the ready for some time. The special committee will no doubt run across other emails (such as revealed by former CBS reporter Sharyl Atkisson) that further verify the White House intent to advance the bogus video explanation to the press with vigor and alacrity. What they make of all that remains to be seen.

Behind these facts, the evidence grows even more disturbing. There is the presence of a Muslim Brotherhood operative (Obama has employed more than a few) on the distribution list of the “smoking gun” email. Mehdi K. Alhassani, leader of the Muslim Student Association (MSA), has ties to the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) mosque attended by the Boston Marathon bombers and other violent Islamists. Despite this, at the time of the Benghazi attack, he was a special assistant to the office of the chief of staff in the White House.

This would tend to suggest that serious coordination was executed between this White House and their Muslim Brotherhood collaborators in the Middle East.

Still more startling revelations have been provided by the Citizens Committee on Benghazi, a group consisting of well-versed former CIA and military personnel. Last month, they released a report asserting that the Obama administration intentionally allowed arms to flow to al-Qaida-linked militants who had opposed Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi.

Finally, there is the shadowy background of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, producer of “The Innocence of Muslims” (the film that was purported to have touched off the widespread Muslim unrest of Sept. 11, 2012). The Shoebat Foundation and other media have alleged that Nakoula was actually an informant for the U.S. government dating back to the Clinton years. Did he produce “Innocence” at the behest of his government handlers for the express purpose of reinforcing White House propaganda? At this juncture, it’s certainly a reasonable question.

Speaking of the Clintons, it’s also been revealed that their ties to the Muslim Brotherhood stretch back to the 1980s and is of course supported by Hillary Clinton’s relationship with Huma Abedin, her long-time assistant and deputy chief of staff when Clinton was secretary of state. Abedin’s family is practically Muslim Brotherhood royalty, with literally zero degrees of separation between them and Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s deposed Muslim Brotherhood president.

This evidence, as well as much more than we have space to address here, is indicative of a widespread plan to undermine American national security, foreign policy and the Constitution, all the while galvanizing our government’s power over us and the personal sway of players such as the Clintons, Obama, and their political affiliates.

The extent of these machinations, both in terms of time and scope, is positively dizzying. Whether this serial treason was taken on for reasons of narcissism, power and a false sense of invulnerability (as I suspect it was for the Clintons), or due to an abiding hatred of America and the desire to see her brought low (as was most certainly the case for Obama and his mixed bag of Marxist and Islamist ideologues), it still spells serial treason.

Whether the Select Committee on Benghazi will settle for the impeachable offenses (which will be essentially worthless in the practical sense), or the treasonable ones, again, remains to be seen.

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