by HB Auld, Jr.
We have spent this weekend, remembering the thousands of Americans killed 20 years ago on September 11, 2001. That is as it should be. We should ALWAYS remember this date, every year on its anniversary, and honor those men and women who will grow no older.
But there is also a SECOND anniversary of that same date. It befell exactly 11 years later on September 11, 2012, when our American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was mercilessly attacked and four young men were horrendously killed.
As we remember 9/11 and all the people we lost that day: September 11, 2001, let us also remember those four men we lost exactly 11 years later on that same date: September 11, 2012.
In the attack on Benghazi, Libya, US Ambassador Christopher Stevens, US Information Officer Sean Smith, and CIA Contractors and Retired US Navy SEALS: Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty, were all slaughtered and their dead bodies drug through the streets in humiliation.
And all the while, our feckless Government stood by and refused to give the order for SEALS to rescue these four men as the American Consulate was attacked and burned.
I was taught that when an American Consulate is attacked, that is a Declaration of War against the USA and that attack is responded to, in kind. Not so, on September 11, 2012.
“What does it matter now, anyway?”
It matters a whole hell of a lot, lady!
Also Remember THAT Dreadful Day in September!
3 thoughts on “A Second Terrible Anniversary on That Date: September 11, 2012”
Thank you for posting this reminder. ALL attacks on our country and our citizens, should be dealt with by our government, to deter future onslaughts, but it seems some of those who are in control turn a blind eye, and that is just wrong. And dangerous.
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I had questions about voting FOR Donald Trump in 2016, but NONE about voting AGAINST Hillary Clinton. She was also one who thought classified documents were marked “A, B and C” versus C, S and TS. Sadly, presidential election after presidential election, and congress as well, seems almost all the time to be a matter of voting against the worse of two evils. Alan
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Alan, I completely hear what you are saying. I have also been faced with voting AGAINST a candidate instead of voting FOR the opponent. In the case of 2016, that is EXACTLY what I, too, faced. I feel I am a true Independent. In my more than 60 years of voting and supporting candidates, I have voted Democrat, Independent, and Republican in the Presidential Elections. There are just some times I cannot see myself supporting a particular party or candidate and therefore, MUST vote for their opponent. I could not see myself supporting Hillary Clinton for a wide variety of reasons. I wish I could have. I do not vote gender or race; I vote issues and platforms, as well as character and CHARACTER is a big part of my selection process. Thank you, Alan, for your comment above.