|There’s a lesson from 9/11 that MUST be applied to the Benghazi terror attack—and very few people are talking about it. Please take a few minutes to read this very important letter.
We know that terrorist attacks against America pre-9/11, such as the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the attack on the USS Cole, emboldened Osama bin Laden.
He watched the weak and confused responses by our government to those terrorist attacks and concluded the United States government and its people didn’t have the will to fight back against a larger attack.
He even alluded to this in one of his videos in the late 90’s, when he made reference to the world watching to see who is “the strong horse.”
Fast forward to Benghazi.
It should be abundantly clear by now to any reasonable observer that there were government decisions made prior to the attack that compromised security in Benghazi; there were decisions made during the attack that compromised the ability to rescue those under attack; and there were decisions made after the attack to alter the narrative to make it look like a video prompted the attack.
Even the “establishment media” has finally, finally, finally begun to take a closer look at this.
For instance, this short, must-see ABC News report, provides powerful evidence that it was people inside the Obama administration who changed the talking points about what happened in Benghazi—not the intelligence community as White House Press Secretary Jay Carney claimed on November 28, 2012.
Here’s one excerpt from that ABC News report:
Nuland was referring to information from the CIA that was originally included in the talking points. The CIA clearly had concerns about previous al Qaida-related activity and how it could not “rule out” that al-Qaida related Islamists were involved in the attack.
In other words, Nuland was more concerned about the State Department getting a black eye for ignoring security warnings than it was about putting out the truth as to why those four men died.
In spite of all of these new revelations, there are those who still ask, “Why does it matter?” Even some ACT! for America members have emailed us asking why we keep focusing on this.
Here’s why we won’t let this go. It’s because of the lesson America should have learned from 9/11.
9/11 happened in large part because American leadership displayed weakness, confusion, and a lack of resolve in responding to the terrorist attacks that occurred prior to 9/11.
Now, today, consider what jihadists around the world are watching:
Are there Republicans in Washington who want to use this debacle for partisan, political purposes? Of course—just as there would be Democrats trying to do so if this happened on the watch of a Republican president.
But that’s not why ACT! for America continues to press for the full truth to be brought to light.
Our reason is this:
We cannot, as a nation, afford once again to send signs of weakness and confusion to the jihadist world, as we did before 9/11.
If we do, we are giving the jihadists of the world every encouragement to attack us again in a major way.
The “easy button” would be for ACT! for America to, as John Kerry said, move on to other matters.
But our mission to protect our national security—our very reason for being—and our responsibility to our fellow Americans, will not allow us to do that.
This is why, on Monday, we will issue a national ACTION ALERT to pressure House Speaker John Boehner to appoint a special select committee to finally and completely ferret out the truth—and issue recommendations regarding what must be done so that this does not happen again.
Rest assured, we will continue to fight for you, for your families, and for the well-being of this country we love.
Yours for a safe and free America,
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591