As I sat thinking about what to post for today’s WW feature, news Tuesday just kept rolling through my mind and made me think of a lot of the past 5 years. I’d like to change direction at least for this post today and get a little more political than usual around here, and also include some brave men (some, but not all, former military)… to remember them because 5 years later, there still hasn’t been much if any justice served on theirs and their families behalf.
Last night on the previous thread on living a Thankful life, I was thinking that sometimes we get so wrapped up in our own circumstances or perceptions of things, that we have a hard time finding things to be thankful for. I couldn’t help but think about the news I had read not too long after listening to that sermon by Suffer’s pastor. Not just this particular story (getting to it in a minute) but all the ‘news’ these days highlighting just how degenerate and corrupt our government has become, which is a direct reflection on our society when we continue to elect them.
For the years immediately following the attack in Benghazi, Libya, I tried hard to listen, research, sort and find the truth of what happened which left 4 Americans dead. I was just one tiny voice trying to get the truth out, or at least trying to get someone to tell the truth. Often times it was frustrating, depressing and I got angry more often than not when so many people politicized or ignored the story and the way they died.
Yesterday the trial of one of the ‘masterminds’ behind the attack wrapped up and the jury found Ahmed Abu Khattala guilty of only 3 of 18 charges against him, which would have carried the death penalty. Instead by only finding him guilty of the more minor offenses-conspiracy to provide material support to the attackers, destroying U.S. property and placing lives in danger, and using a firearm during the attack, he only faces 45 years in prison if given the maximum.
In a time when the most noted ‘news’ stories include government big boys acting like a bunch of hormone driven pre teens or the latest idiotic tweet by Trump, one would think… ah there in lies it, I should know better than to think that this trial would be big news when all media and government on both sides of the aisle wanted to shove Benghazi under the rug as soon as possible.
What shiny, reality show style drivel the media will focus on when the judge hands down whatever sentence to this terrorist who never should have been awarded with Constitutional privileges such as a trial in civilian court? And I wonder how much attention will be given whenever the trial of Mustafa al-Imam finally takes place and if many of us will even know about it.
I can’t imagine how 4 Americans, including 2 Navy SEALS were left to die without help… and still no justice served. Which brings me back to yesterday’s post about thankfulness. I know right now our lawmakers act lawless and justice is for want of a better term, a joke. Some day,
But with righteousness He will judge the poor, And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked. Isaiah 11:4
For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us. Isaiah 33:22
I am and remain so thankful for that promise, even if it’s some day and not today.
Let us remember the Benghazi 4 on this Warrior Wednesday, when so many others have forgotten them.
Four await for someone to investigate
Their families have sought but still have only got
answers denied truth people try to hide
it’s been over a year since they died
That September night in Benghazi.
He was Ambassador there but the enemy didn’t care
Chris was tortured and died details no one could hide
Compound set to flame he knew who was to blame
When no help he had requested came
To those who waited in Benghazi.
Over a year now she tasks the same questions over she asks
Her son Sean died and she knows people have lied
She deserves to know yet still her tears they flow
Because people in charge move too slow
They don’t care about Benghazi.
For hours he fights no help in their sights
Glen and a brother fight alongside each other
No help came but they fought hard all the same
We must never forget their names
Those four who died in Benghazi.
For help he calls and calls after hours of fight he finally falls
He and a brother fought against a murderous onslaught
Tyrone was brave and to the terrorists a fierce fight he gave
Because of the two many others lives were saved
That September night they died in Benghazi.
To all our troops and Veterans, You are loved. Thank you for your service.
Have a safe and blessed day all.