Biden, Kerry honor fallen US diplomats at DC ceremony
Vice President Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the courage and dedication of U.S. diplomats slain in the line of duty as they led a memorial service on Friday to honor those killed in last year’s terrorist attack on the American diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya and an April roadside bombing in Benghazi. SOURCE
The Diplomatic Service can, and often is a very dangerous line of work and I am glad to see that Biden and Kerry took the time to honor these fallen officers killed in the line of duty and those that were killed trying to protect Ambassador Chris Stevens in the attack on our facility in Benghazi, Libya.
Personally, I believe that if the Obama administration really wanted to honor those that were MURDERED in the Benghazi attack he would order his Sec. of State to make FULL DISCLOSURE to the American people regarding their deaths.
It’s a nice gesture to honor the others that were killed in service to this nation; Anne Smedinghoff, Ragaei Abdelfattah and long over-due, Joseph Fandino and Francis Savage. Indeed, they KNEW the dangers they faced and the chances they took, and I am sure that they readily and willingly accepted those dangers.
The thing about their deaths, as opposed to the MURDERS of the Benghazi Four is this, their deaths were individual actions. They were doing their jobs and they paid the ultimate price for doing so.
Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Ty Woods were also well aware of the dangers and they were doing their jobs too. The difference you ask? At Benghazi their deaths were unnecessary and were watched in REAL TIME, on a damned TV screen, by the President, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and every other person in that room.
The President and his staff sat there and watched as brave Americans fought to the death and they, Obama and Company, did NOTHING. They did LESS than nothing. They ordered all rescue missions STOPPED, shut down, cancelled, scrubbed and called off.
A myriad of excuses were given, lies have been told and many in this nation, myself included, believe that the government of the United States is complicit in this act of murder at the hands of Islamic terrorists!
Many Americans, again, myself included, believe there has been a massive cover-up in the actions, or lack thereof in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012.
There are a lot of suppositions as to WHY there is a suspected cover-up, one of the most virulent being that the CIA was engaged in supplying guns to Syrian rebels at the behest of OUR government.
Given the recent past stupidity of the Obama administration and the yet to be resolved Fast and Furious operation, that gun-running thing is not at all out of the realm of possibility.
Neither Biden nor Kerry made mention at the ceremony of the ongoing dispute between the administration and congressional Republicans over the administration’s handling and response to the Benghazi attack. Stevens and the others were killed in an assault on a diplomatic mission there on Sept. 11, 2012. No one has been identified as responsible for the incident.
I find that last line to be a bit unbelievable, or, at the very least, under-investigated by FOX News. FBI Seeks 3 Men Linked to Benghazi Terror Attack. It seems ABC and NBC have similar stories, with pictures of the individuals.
I am forwarding ALL of my Benghazi posts to MY GOP Congressman, Pete Sessions (TX-32), and I am hoping that he will get actively involved in this fight to ferret out the TRUTH about Benghazi and ALL of the reasons why!
Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Ty Woods, deserve to have the TRUTH told regarding their murders and We, The People deserve to know the truth. The parties responsible MUST be held accountable in their deaths and for the LIES they have told this nation.
It’s up to our Congress and Senate to make this happen, and if they don’t do so, if they are too powerless to get to the bottom of this atrocity, then it’s up to We, The People to remove those persons and replace them with folks that WILL act!
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