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Questions still remain on the U.S. Embassy despite the accountability committee’s “Nobody is Accountable” report.
Leading up to the September 11, 2012 attack was a series of events and political unrest. Yet, we still find nobody accountable for the deaths of four Americans?
• March 18, 2012 – Armed robbery occurs at the British School in Benghazi.
• March 22, 2012 – Members of a militia searching for a suspect fire their
weapons near the SMC and attempt to enter.
• April 2, 2012 – A UK armored diplomatic vehicle is attacked after driving
into a local protest. The vehicle was damaged but occupants uninjured.
• April 6, 2012 – A gelatina bomb (traditional homemade explosive device
used for fishing) is thrown over the SMC north wall.
• April 10, 2012 – An IED (gelatina or dynamite stick) is thrown at the
motorcade of the UN Special Envoy to Libya in Benghazi.
• April 26, 2012 – Special Mission Benghazi principal officer is evacuated
from International Medical University (IMU) after a fistfight escalated to
gunfire between Tripoli-based trade delegation security personnel and IMU
• April 27, 2012 – Two South African nationals in Libya as part of U.S.-
funded weapons abatement, unexploded ordnance removal and demining
project are detained at gunpoint by militia, questioned and released.
• May 22, 2012 – Benghazi International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
building struck by rocket propelled grenades (RPGs).
• May 28, 2012 – A previously unknown organization, Omar Abdurrahman
group, claims responsibility for the ICRC attack and issues a threat against
the United States on social media sites.
• June 6, 2012 – IED attack on the SMC. The IED detonates with no injuries
but blows a large hole in the compound’s exterior wall. Omar Abdurrahman
group makes an unsubstantiated claim of responsibility.
• June 8, 2012 – Two hand grenades target a parked UK diplomatic vehicle in
Sabha (800 km south of Benghazi).
• June 11, 2012 – While in Benghazi, the British Ambassador’s convoy is
attacked with an RPG and possible AK-47s. Two UK security officers are
injured; the UK closes its mission in Benghazi the following day.
• June 12, 2012 – An RPG attack is made on the ICRC compound in Misrata
(400 km west of Benghazi).
• June 18, 2012 – Protestors storm the Tunisian consulate in Benghazi.
• July 29, 2012 – An IED is found on grounds of the Tibesti Hotel.
• July 30, 2012 – Sudanese Consul in Benghazi is carjacked and driver beaten.
• July 31, 2012 – Seven Iranian-citizen ICRC workers abducted in Benghazi.
• August 5, 2012 – ICRC Misrata office is attacked with RPGs. ICRC
withdraws its representatives from Misrata and Benghazi.
• August 9, 2012 – A Spanish-American dual national NGO worker is
abducted from the Islamic Cultural Center in Benghazi and released the
• August 20, 2012 – A small bomb is thrown at an Egyptian diplomat’s
vehicle parked outside of the Egyptian consulate in Benghazi.
The L.A. Times reported December 19, 2012, two additional guns supplied during the Fast and Furious program have turned up. Along with another Mexican death.
The discovery of the firearms — an AK-47 assault rifle and a 5.7-millimeter pistol — provides new evidence that some of the 2,000 weapons lost under Fast and Furious, and others as well, continue to flow freely across the U.S.-Mexico border and likely will be turning up at violent crime scenes for years to come.
The shooting occurred Nov. 24. Among those dead was Maria Susana Flores Gamez, a 22-year-old crowned “Sinaloa Woman” in 2012. Mexican authorities believe she might have been armed too and fired at soldiers, or was used as a human shield in the confrontation. Two soldiers also died.
Two more Americans dead. Brian Terry, who died at age 40 on Dec. 15, 2010 and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata died two months later. Hundred of Mexicans have died including 16 teenagers attending a party
Weapons from the botched federal gun-trafficking operation were used to kill 16 Mexican teenagers, according to a report.
The youths were attending a party in Ciudad Juarez in January 2010 when they were killed by weapons from the Fast and Furious operation, Spanish-language television network Univision reported yesterday.
Source: ‘Furious’ guns killed 16 kids
This week we buried 26 children and adults in Newtown, CT. Tragic event which holds no answers to the violence and evil which has plagued our societies since the beginning of time.
Somehow I find little comfort in the government and their ability to not only police us but to police themselves. In fact, immediately following the Benghazi murders, many of us were calling for an investigation. Met with hostility on tweets, newspaper chats and other forms of social media, some wanted it to go away. Yet, just a few days ago on a letter in the local papers, a poster “Dennis” claimed the blood of Sandy Hook was on the NRA and Republicans.
Not only was the comment offensive, it was hypocritically disgusting. The problems and violence we are facing goes far deeper into the hearts and minds of those which no longer understand right from wrong. Having had their consciences seared until right and wrong is not determined by the act itself but by who commits the act. Although people like “Dennis” may not be pulling the trigger or placing a bomb or wielding a knife, his comments are just as dangerous because murder is only acceptable if it done outside the confines of his concept of right and wrong. And his political party.
So, it is with a saddened heart I will close this entry.