Originally posted by charles1952
I'm sorry for having been away from the thread for so long, not that I could have done anything, but still it's a little sad to see it being
pummeled. It looked like the start of a solid discussion, but, I suppose, things happen.
Been awhile, hope you're doing well. Something you said caught my eye.
My point is the indignation of board posters comes with whatever the next issue is. Indignation fades fast in our world. Perhaps a few
Do you think there should be indignation over the attack and cover-up? If not, do you see it as a perfectly normal event in today's world that
doesn't rate much attention?
If there should be indignation, should we, as individual and posters, keep the issue alive here and through our representatives?
By the way, this has been burned into my heart. A Commander doesn't do the things Obama has appeared to have done. Leaving politics aside, I have
lost all respect for him as a leader of American military forces. His actions are beyond wrong.
If this post sounds stilted, it is because I am figuratively biting my tongue. I have seen foul things on this thread and believe I would regret
Yes, I think the attack was and is horrible and we should, collectively as a country be pissed. Simply put, they were sitting ducks and we knew it
well before it happened. Why does government allow these types of things to happen? I don't know. Is this the first time this has happened? Of
course not. The government has allowed "sacrifices" many, many times to occur in our past. The why is the question. What would have been the
problem brining in gunships and Marines to help them? I can't figure it out as we already had shown the world we were more than happy to attack
Libya, recently. We are still in Iraq, still fighting a war in Afghanistan, still have bases in Saudi Arabia, and are rattling sabers for an attack
on Iran. We are constantly killing people in Pakistan and are doing our best to influence the outcome in Syria. It's not like saving the consulate
in Benghazi would add so much affront to our muslim freinds as we are doing a great job of it already. And the world would see our actions as just -
so what happened and why? Again, I don't know. But there is a reason - one which we may never be given the direct answer to. Did the President
allow it by himself to happen? You are too smart to believe he did. The joint chiefs of staff, CIA and many others knew exactly what was going on.
The President may have been given his orders - he very well may have demanded we intercede as it happened and he very well may have been told "no" -
it is a possibility.
There is much to the story that has not been and never will be told. I am sure, like the attacks on our embassies around the world throughout
histroy, this will be seared in your heart. They are for most of us. The partisan nature of the charges against the President - what he knew, how he
handled it, etc are just that - no one knows yet here we are so sure of what happened and how the President failed our contrymen...I don't know if he
did - if it comes to pass he allowed it to happen willingly, then we shall see what course our country takes. I find it hard to believe, considering
the amount of war that has happened in this President's watch, how much continues today, that he would not have been willing to kill a few more to
protect what is ours. Then again, perhaps there were plans afoot to let it happen as an excuse to further invade Libya - who knows? The idea though
that we let it happen because we are afraid to do something is simply not valid due to the amount of war we are waging at this very moment. I don't
know what happened or why. I don't think we will ever know.