Remembering a Different 9/11

Last week our nation once more remembered the attacks of 9/11/01. The memorials were again touching and my shock, sorrow and anger resurfaced as I relived that fateful day. However, I fear the country has largely moved on from 9/11 and not in a therapeutic manner even in the face of terror seemingly asserting itself anew.


Perhaps we should spend some more thought on that terrible remembrance. Perhaps, if we must “move on”, it should be to remember a more recent 9/11 occurrence. I am referring to the Sept 11 and the days that followed but a year ago. The day the Benghazi “consulate” was attacked and four Americans, including the Ambassador himself were killed.

Much has been revealed concerning what really went on that 9/11/2012 in Benghazi. However, little has been done about it, even a year later. The Obama administration’s theme about the whole affair is that it has become “much ado about nothing.” To be certain the attention of the world is not upon reflection concerning Benghazi. We are currently far too busy with threats to world peace which we seem to want to hasten at every turn.

What do we actually know about the Benghazi attack? We know that our State Department lied to the American people. Susan Rice’s insistence in the aftermath of the attack that a protest over a video was to blame has been shown to be an outright falsehood. That would be bad enough on it’s own, but we also know that the Secretary of State lied in testimony to a congressional committee investigating the attack. Furthermore, we know that our current president feigned concern while he decided to go to bed after knowledge of the attack rather than order a rescue attempt. It is believed, but not yet confirmed, that he in fact ordered those who might attempt a rescue to “stand down”, or that he knew of the order and approved it. We know that he also showed more genuine concern about attending a fund raiser in Las Vegas the next morning and reserved Air Force One in order to do so. We also know that there are dozens of people who were there and survived the attack but are not being allowed to testify about what they know even to this day.

However, it may be far more important to understand what it is we do not know in this case. The critical piece of information we do not know is why those survivors are not “being made available” to Congress. The only motive for such a maneuver is to keep information secret which the administration considers damaging to itself. We are looking at a full blown cover-up the likes of which we haven’t seen since Watergate. And while we do not know with certainty what is being covered up, there is some very strong evidence about the content of this damaging information.

According to a WND report after the attack, The U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, actually served as a meeting place to coordinate aid for the rebel-led insurgencies in the Middle East, according to Middle Eastern security officials. Among the tasks performed inside the building was collaborating with Arab countries on the recruitment of fighters – including jihadists – to target Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria. 

Is there a new relevancy to remembering the Benghazi “incident” now that we are immersed in a crisis in Syria? Was the administration planning to jump into this civil war on the side of the Syrian rebels, who happen to include Al Queda operatives, long before the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria? Other than simple denial by the administration, the only thing keeping the world from absolute knowledge of our complicity with Al Queda in this dangerous situation is the testimony of those survivors of Benghazi. With our current crop of media sycophants, I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for that testimony. I wouldn’t count on Congress to be doing a whole lot about it either. There are too many wishy washy GOP members who don’t want to face liberal criticism for daring to question our “messiah” president about anything.

There are two factors I see which can make any difference and prevent us from perhaps causing World War III. One is Divine intervention. The other is that the people truly rise up in overwhelming numbers to demand the truth and real accountability for Benghazi and all that it entails while there is still time to do so. Perhaps Divine intervention might result in a rise of the people to do what needs to be done. If not, I fear the inevitability of a worldwide catastrophe which will cost millions of lives and rivers of blood simply because supporters of the president refuse to face the truth.



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D.T. Osborn

I am 57 years old and live in the great state of Nebraska. I am a direct health care services worker and recently retired pastor of a Baptist church. I have been married for 32 years and have a 30 year old son and a 26 year old daughter.

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  1. These are truly ‘crying’ times for our beloved Country. Although ‘different’ the 2 events must remain linked..for both are a brazen attack on our treasured freedoms….Both must be remembered….and serve as a warning……forewarned is forearmed…As we shed tears with aching hearts let us remain strong as “One Nation….under GOD.

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