Benghazi’s Fading Memory

04 Jan

Four months after the Benghazi attack. [courtesy Google Images]

Four months after the Benghazi attack.
[courtesy Google Images]

According to Wikpedia,

“On the night of September 11, 2012, a heavily armed group of between 125 and 150 gunmen attacked the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi, in Libya, killing U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and another diplomat. Several hours later in the early morning of the next day, a second assault targeted a nearby CIA annex in a different compound about one mile away, killing two embassy security personnel. Ten others were injured in the attacks which were strongly condemned by the governments of Libya, the United States, and many other countries throughout the world. . . .  The debate over the events before, during, and after the attack featured heavily in the 2012 US Presidential election. In the following months, several Republican members of Congress launched investigations, which are currently ongoing, and the topic remains a matter of great controversy, including the CIA’s presence and role at the diplomatic mission. . . . On August 6, 2013, it was reported that the U.S. had filed criminal charges against several individuals, including militia leader Ahmed Abu Khattala, for alleged involvement in the attacks.[13] To date, a few arrests have been made (none by the FBI); no one has been prosecuted.”

There was a time when an attack on a US embassy and the murder of a US Ambassador could be sufficient cause for the US to go to war.  Today, such an attack can be grounds for a cover-up by the US government and, arguably, US mainstream media.


Benghazi [courtesy Google Images]

[courtesy Google Images]

In October of A.D. 2013, Congressman Trey Gowdy (Republican, South Carolina) complained to the media and the American people about the Benghazi deaths, resulting scandal and lack of meaningful investigation by the US government, the mainstream media, or the American people.  

Some people died.  They could’ve been saved.  The government that could have rescued those people, refused to do so.  Secretary of State Hilary Clinton (probable candidate for the presidency in A.D. 2016) was implicated in that decision.

The disturbing point to Congressman Gowdy’s complaint (below) is that nobody gives a damn.   Not the government, not the media, not even the American people.  The attack in Behghazi is simply being allowed to disappear under the daily haystack  of additional news reports on subject after subject.  Whoever may have been responsible, culpable or simply negligent won’t be prosecuted or even officially identified.

Worse, although the events took place just sixteen months ago, almost no one even remembers.  The people responsible for Benghazi–not just the armed attackers, but also the US officials who refused to defend the Americans who ultimately died–are going to get away with it simply because, without media coverage, the attack will be forgotten.

I’ll bet that, today, 80% of the American people can’t recall what Benghazi was all about.  This time next year, the number will be 90%.  By the time the election rolls around in A.D. 2016, many of those who have any recollection of “Benghazi” will guess is was a battle in WWII.

There’s something disturbing about a nation that has such a high capacity for indifference and a limited capacity for recollection.  Has the computer technology behind Twitter and texting caused us to become so submerged in the trivialities of the immediate moment that we’ve lost our capacity to remember our history and its lessons, principles and values?  Can we survive as a nation without a highly developed sense of our own history?  If we can’t recall events that happened just 16 months ago–and the lessons those events teach–how can we recall the events, lessons and values on which this nation was built over two centuries ago?

Or, are the American people right to forget Benghazi?  Was it only the story of a handful of government employees (spies and thugs?) who were ultimately betrayed by another handful of government employees/thugs?  Is the story of the resulting deaths no more meaningful than the killing of one gang of drug dealers by another gang and therefore  merely much ado about nothing?

Here’s Congressman Gowdy’s  3-minute video:


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10 responses to “Benghazi’s Fading Memory

  1. buck

    January 4, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Whether it be the Benghazi cover-up, the birth certificate lie, NSA spying, Obamacare, NDAA, PATRIOT ACT, criminal acts of war against other sovereign nation states, Food Safety Modernization Act, blatant class and race wars against the people, and a barrage of executive orders ranging from the seizure of all private resources to indefinite detention, the interesting fact is that We the People DON’T GIVE A DAMN! As long as the masses are pacified with obama phones, EBT cards, social security deposits, unemployment, and a healthy diet of media spoon-fed orwellian double-think, the masses will treat the annihilation of their own liberty not just with indifference, but actually with scorn.

    Obama or Hillary could point blank murder someone live in the audience on the The View and nothing would happen other than a bunch of talking points on the news that night. No indictments, charges, prosecution, or lawsuits would hold any weight whatsoever.

    Until the facade of our economic and social fabric crumbles and people miss their 9 meals, the reported stories of the corporate government are no more than entertainment. The Bengahzi crime is nothing more than the best reality show on TV with Chris Stevens death no more important than Snooki losing her apartment on Jersey Shore.

    • J.M.

      January 4, 2014 at 5:59 PM

      Re: > the birth certificate lie.
      Please tell me what you know about this “lie.”

      • buck

        January 4, 2014 at 6:15 PM

        Overwhelming evidence. Same with the 911 inside job that is written off as a “theory”. It is what it is. They can deny evidence, but that doesn’t make them right.

    • J.M.

      January 5, 2014 at 3:31 AM

      @ >They can deny evidence, but that doesn’t make them right.

      Agreed. What, in your opinion is the answer to resolve the mess we are in? I said before that most of us if not all, were born with 3 strikes against us per gov-co control & subject to ITS jurisdiction & we are to them, SUBJECTS & subject to ITS jurisdiction. I did not create a birth certificate for myself, & neither did you. I know the birth certificate says in essence that the “name” on it is a commercial commodity, etc. Knowing this doesn’t change anything? Also, we have the S.S.N. to deal/grapple with & other issues too. BUT, knowing this doesn’t change anything one I-odor, maybe that’s odour, 1 i-o-dour. anyway,you no what I mean.

      • buck

        January 5, 2014 at 1:29 PM

        The quick answer in my opinion to your question is this: Organize small rural counties at the level of the commissions board and the Sheriff’s dept by instigating protocols that nullify state and federal usurpations of power. Move back to natural resource development keeping funds within the county. Take back the national forests, mining, cattle, and agricultural industries. In doing so, enough financial resources can be preserved to enable jobs and growth for everyone. The central governments cannot militarily attack an entire county as they would a small co-op or individuals seeking sustainability outside of their system.

        But what they will do is withhold funds. Counter this by getting the county constituents to stop paying state and federal income taxes. This will be seen as tantamount to secession, but something this drastic needs to occur to move out of maritime jurisdiction and get organic man functioning again aside of the corporate trust relationship which we have all consented to by either overtly volunteering for their benefits or through indirect and tacit compliance.

  2. Jetlag

    January 4, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Adask said, “The attack in Behghazi is simply being allowed to disappear under the daily haystack of additional news reports on subject after subject.”

    That’s how the media, both mainstream and false-alternative, is designed to work. Their stories are kept in view only long enough to elicit an emotional response, but are displaced by the next stimulus (another story, or loud music, a commercial, etc.) before the intellectual faculty can properly analyze them. Sometimes this treatment is repeated many times on a given topic, if an important agenda is being served. What remains is an imprint on the unconscious mind which has circumvented the critical functions of the individual’s conscious mind.

    Adask asked, “If we can’t recall events that happened just 16 months ago–and the lessons those events teach–how can we recall the events, lessons and values on which this nation was built over two centuries ago?”

    There never were lessons to be learned from this event, even on the day it happened, as far as the average American is concerned. What most folks in TV Land heard was a few Americans in a war zone met the unfortunate fate that can befall those in a war zone: they were overrun and killed. The incident was never something they thought required action on their part, because the story was not presented such that action by them was required.

    Notice that inaction is the usual intended response of reports on the NWO’s infotainment media, both mainstream and fake alternative. Or, when it’s not inaction, it’s unintelligent and impulsive re-action.

    This is accomplished through relentless hammering with bad news, until a resigned hopelessness results. An optimistic, proactive attitude is actively discouraged, since an early task such a mindset would address is the decriminalization of government.

    Thanks for the article.

    • J.M.

      January 5, 2014 at 3:35 AM

      @ > There never were lessons to be learned from this event,…
      I feel like a bird with no wings in a tree with no leaves. very empty.

      • Jetlag

        January 5, 2014 at 4:01 AM

        A sorrowfully poignant metaphor. I’ll try to do better for you next time.

    • J.M.

      January 5, 2014 at 4:34 AM

      Ok.Jetlag Just don’t make it M as in Mary, T as in Tom.

  3. Dev

    January 11, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    Thank you. That was an excellent video of Congressman Trey Gowdy’s questions to the press.


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