Benghazi: A Modern Day Alamo

0 will never allow the importance of Benghazi or Fast and Furious to be pushed aside and forgotten. We will continue to write articles on both important stories, about the people who are pushing for answers just and the people who are trying to sweep the story under the proverbial rug.

This administration will do whatever it takes to make sure the truth never comes out, but the facts we do know are chilling. Eight hours of bullets and relentless attacks from the enemy is what these 4 Americans endured, including the realization by Ambassador Stevens that he was going to die once he knew no help was coming. We are never supposed to leave our people behind–but this Administration surely did just that.

In the first part of the Benghazi hearings then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that “to understand Benghazi you have to go back several years”. With that statement she mentioned the hostages from 1979 in Iran, the Embassy and Marine barracks attacked in Beirut in 1983, and the Khobar Towers bombing in 1986. Yet we also know about the attacks we faced in the 90’s—during her husband’s years as president–as well as the largest and most barbaric attack on American soil on September 11, 2001. So Clinton’s statement begs to question: if she had the “understanding” of these attacks, why did she not provide the security needed for the consulate in Benghazi?

What follows is a timeline of events leading up to Benghazi because it does make a difference.

March 28, 2011 President Obama gave a speech at the National Defense University explaining why he felt America should intervene in the attacks against the people of Benghazi by Moammar Gadhafi. NATO airstrikes and no-fly zones were implemented in March and throughout that year thousands of civilians were killed during those strikes at the ultimate cost to the United States.

October 11, 2011 Gadhafi is captured and killed by his own people. Unrest and attacks in Tripoli continued so the Embassy was moved from Tripoli to Benghazi. Five (5) diplomatic security officers and an Islamic militia group became the only “security force” for the consulate in Benghazi

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