Once Upon A Time (9.11.13)

If you thought this post was going to be about the 9/11 attacks, sorry, you are wrong.

And the reason this post is just titled “Once Upon a Time” instead of “Once Upon a Time in America” is because the event I’m going to refer to did not actually happen in the United States itself.

On this day in history in 2012, the United States Embassy in Benghazi Libya was attacked by Islamist terrorists. During this attack, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens lost his life, as did another diplomat, Sean Smith and security personnel Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.

“President” Obama claimed that the attacks were a response against a video on the internet that was unkind to the Muslim religion. There were also claims made that the attack in no way could have been prevented.

This event has drawn quite a bit of criticism toward the current administration. Some have alleged that there was a coverup while others have said the failure of this administration to prevent it was just outright incompetence. I hold the theory that it was probably a little bit of both.

Currently, the FBI is investigating the attacks but as of yet have made no arrests. Other investigations are being conducted in Congress by the House Armed Services Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the House Intelligence Committee, among other congressional committees.

Also currently there is a resolution being considered by House Resolution 36 to form a special investigative committee called the House Select Committee on the Terrorist Attack in Benghazi. Hopefully this committee gets created and hopefully they will look into questions such as What did the administration? When did they know something about the attack and could they have prevented it? And if so, why didn’t they prevent it? I have a feeling that if it comes to light that this administration allowed these attacks to happen for whatever reason, there will be a lot of people losing their jobs and even possibly going to jail. And don’t forget, the buck stops at the President.



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