Twelve years ago today, terrorists attacked America on several fronts including two commercial jets that were purposely flown into the World Trade Center, another which crashed into the Pentagon and a fourth, which was being flown toward Washington, D.C. before the brave passengers overpowered the terrorists forcing the plane to crash, killing all aboard.
Since that date, there have been continued terrorists attacks in America, forcing all Americans to adapt to a lifestyle never before imagined. But we, as Americans, will not forget that date and the innocent people who died because of a group of people whose grasp on the meaning of life is questionable, at best.
There will probably be future attacks in one form or another as life, as we once knew it, has been changed forever. I pray for the souls of September 11, 2001 and the innocent people who have been injured or killed in subsequent terrorist attacks of this kind.
On September 11th, 2012, terrorists attacked the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans died in the attack, Ambassador Chris Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, Security personnel Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, both former Navy Seals. The Obama administration declared for several weeks that the attack was a retribution for an anti-Muslim video on YouTube.
According to U.N. ambassador Susan Rice, who (in lieu of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton) immediately appeared on all the Sunday political talk shows saying that, "There was a hateful video that was disseminated on the Internet. It had nothing to do with the United States government and it's one that we find disgusting and reprehensible. It's been offensive to many, many people around the world. That sparked violence in various parts of the world, including violence directed against Western facilities including our embassies and consulates."
Although the Obama administration knew from day one that this was false, they finally admitted it was a terrorist attack. Obama vowed to "bring to justice" the perpetrators of the deadly attack. Obama said his "biggest priority" was bringing the "folks" in Libya responsible for murdering four Americans to "justice."
What difference did the phony YouTube narrative plied by U.N. ambassador Susan Rice, Hillary Clinton and Obama make? As the former deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, Greg Hicks, testified, the damage done was "immeasurable" because it delayed the FBI probe. Classified documents were left unsecured at the compound. Critical time and evidence were squandered.
Well, today is the one year anniversary of the Benghazi attack. The Obama administration has not captured anyone or brought anyone to justice. CNN reported that the Obama administration had charged "several suspects" in the Benghazi attack and that one of them was Ahmed Abu Khattala, reportedly a leader of the Ansar al Sharia militia. Khattala has been interviewed by several media entities, including CNN, yet the Obama administration can't seem to find him.
In the interim, Secretary of State John F. Kerry has reinstated four employees implicated in security lapses in the terrorist attack, drawing sharp rebukes from leading Republicans who said the moves mean nobody has been fired or held accountable.
The bottom line? In Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, he proudly boasted that "al-Qaeda is on the run and Osama Bin Laden is dead." The terrorist attack on Benghazi would have changed that headline to "al-Qaeda is alive and well and Osama bin Laden is dead", which would have hurt him at the polls and his bid for re-election. Thus, the drawn out false narrative until the elections were over.
The News As I See It: You can tell that fall is coming. The leaves are changing faster than Obama's position on Syria. John Kerry has given Syria one week to hand over its chemical weapons. And if they don’t, he'll give them another week.
Last month 312,000 Americans stopped looking for work, causing the unemployment rate to fall to 7.3 percent. Obama called it a step in the right direction and encouraged more Americans to stop looking for work.
Obama addressed the nation on Syria last night, which meant NBC "America's Got Talent" was delayed by "America's Got Problems."
Samsung unveiled its new smart watch. It will go on sale later this month in 140 countries. It's a smartphone wristwatch. Experts say this could revolutionize the way senators play poker at Senate hearings.
New York Fashion Week is in full swing. This is a time when today's hottest models show off all the latest eating disorders.
Tokyo has been named the host of the 2020 Olympics despite concerns about the radiation leak. That explains the Tokyo Olympics official mascot - a three-headed Hello Kitty.
Dennis Rodman went to North Korea for a second time to meet with his friend Kim Jong Un. I think the reason that these two get along is that that Kim Jong Un thinks that Rodman is President Obama.
|Americans killed in Benghazi come home|
This Date In History: 1789; Alexander Hamilton was appointed the first Secretary of the Treasury. 1936; President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicated Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) in Nevada. 1962; The Beatles recorded their first single, Love Me Do.
1971; Former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev died at age 77. 1997; In Scotland, voters approved the establishment of a parliament to run their domestic affairs, after 290 years of union with England.
2001; Two hijacked commercial jets were crashed by terrorists into the north and south towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, causing the collapse of both towers. A short while later, another plane was crashed into the Pentagon and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
2012 Armed gunmen stormed the American consulate in Benghazi and killed U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other embassy officials.
Picture Of The Day: No need for words.....
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) There's Jimmy and then there's Drinking Jimmy and one of us tried to make it to Mexico on an exercise bike. 2) The new iphone5 can only be opened using a fingerprint scanner . Great, now when they rob me and steal my iphone, they'll cut off my finger so that they can use the phone. 3) In a car crash, a dog would rescue you. A cat, however, would pour liquor over your face and testify against you in court. 4) I don't need anyone in my life who is condescending and using me for food. That's why I have a cat. 5) If I'm in a public bathroom and someone else in that same bathroom is on the phone and states that they are anywhere else, I flush my toilet.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Virgo - September 11th: You will overhear gossip today while you are on the toilet. You may have cause to damn your flatulent ways before you hear the really juicy bit. Most of your body is going to become an erogenous zone later this week and you might feel a bit awkward when even the slightest, even accidental, touch causes you to wet yourself.
Birthdays: O. Henry, short-story writer 1862, D. H. Lawrence, author 1885, Paul (Bear) Bryant, football coach 1913, Ferdinand Marcos, Philippine political leader 1917, Tom Landry, football coach 1924, Daniel Kahikina Akaka, U.S. Senator 1924, Brian De Palma, director 1940.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: An older man and his wife were sitting at a table at their high school reunion, and the man kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a nearby table. His wife asked, "Do you know her?"
He sighed, "Yes, she's my old girlfriend. I understand she took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear she hasn't been sober since." His wife replied, "Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?"
A woman who had been married for several years was growing more and more frustrated at her husband's lack of interest in sex. She wondered about ways to add some pizzazz to their sexual relationship and finally decided to purchase some crotchless underwear she had seen in a novelty shop.
One evening when she was feeling particularly desirous and he was, as usual, watching television, she took a shower, freshened up, and donned her crotchless undies and a slinky negligee. She then strolled between her husband and the television and suggestively tossed one leg up on his chair arm.
She purred, "Want some of this?" Her husband replied, "Are you kidding? Look what it did to those panties!"
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: A group of friends who went deer hunting separated into pairs for the day. That night, one hunter returned alone, staggering under a huge buck. One of the other hunters asked, "Where's Harry?" The man said, "He fell over a log a couple miles up the trail and broke his ankle."
The other hunter said, "You left him lying there alone and carried the deer back?" The hunter answered, "It was a tough decision, but I figured no one was going to steal Harry."
A new Mercedes owner was out on an interstate for a nice evening drive. The top was down, the breeze was blowing through what was left of his hair and he decided to open her up.
As the needle jumped up to 80 mph, he suddenly saw a flashing red and blue light behind him. "There ain't no way they can catch a Mercedes," he thought to himself and opened her up further.
The needle hit 90, 100 110 and finally 120 with the lights still behind him. "What in the world am I doing?" he thought and pulled over. The cop came up to him, took his license without a word, and examined it and the car.
The cop said, "I've had a tough shift and this is my last pull-over. I don't feel like more paperwork so if you can give me an excuse for your driving that I haven't heard before, you can go!" The man said, "Last week my wife ran off with a cop and I was afraid you were trying to give her back!"
That's it for today, my little patriots. Remember, going to war is the only way most Americans can learn geography. I'm heading over to AREA 51 for happy hour.
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