It amazes me that as of 9/11/2013 a year has gone by and still we have no answers to what happened in Benghazi, Libya. We have no answers as to why 4 Americans were deserted by their country's administration and left to die at the hands of terrorists. Ambassador Chris Stevens repeatedly begged for help from the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton and was ignored. The President was God knows where doing God knows what. Then the lies started by the State Department about a stupid tape. Our President did nothing except send the FBI in a MONTH later to assess the crime scene. They should have stopped by the White House and watched the tape that was done live. The four people who were "held responsible" have quietly been reassigned to other jobs instead of being fired. The Benghazi whistle-blowers were smeared by this Administration. Outright lies were being told by Obama's staff and to date no one was held responsible. Go forward a year and we have Syria and the chemical attacks on their own people. Obama states that he has "high confidence" that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime committed this act while Assad says rebel forces were behind the chemical weapons attack. He has no credibility. I wouldn't trust Obama or anyone from his Administration to pass me the salt over dinner. Over a year ago Obama STATED on record that his "red line" in Syria would be if Assad used chemical weapons. Now, on record, he stated that he didn't say that.....it's the worlds red line. He now has decided to take it to congress before he slaps the hand of Assad. He suddenly developed balls and wants to send missiles into Syria but feels that he needs Congress to agree. What he needs is someone to blame because he really can't lay this at Bush's door. No American was killed in Syria but he wants to go in further arm the rebel "freedom" fighters and depose Assad. Libya was never held accountable for our American deaths. Those who know me know that I am by nature a hawk. I believe that we should have gone in and laid waste to Libya. I do not believe we should go into Syria, we do not have a dog in this fight. Who will be left to run Syria? Should we support the rebels who have strong al-Qaida backing ? The terrorist group Jabhat al-Nusra, part of the Syrian rebels, attacked the largely Christian village Maaloula. The rebels have strong radical Islamic leanings and if they are allowed to take over we will likely have yet another country run by the brotherhood. Honestly there are no good answers. Iran is threatening to attack Israel if we attack Syria. My bet would still be on Israel if that happens however I think we need more answers, a clear head, and a leader who can lead. We do not have that in Obama. He is a Islamic sympathizer. Our military forces are depleted and moral is poor. Obama is not a friend to our military. No one can argue this. Look at this administrations attitude of the attack on Ft. Hood. Major Nidal Hasan opened fire on his own military and killed 13 and injured more than 30 others. This was labeled as work place violence instead of a terrorist attack even though this man, a Jihadist, bowed his head then shouted "Allahu Akbar " when he opened fire. Because it was work place violence our service people were denied Purple Hearts which includes veterans' medical benefits and increased disability compensation.
The fact is we do not know what is going on in Syria and who did what to whom. The rebels are as violent as Assad even though Secretary of State Kerry states that of the nearly 100,000 "oppositionists" in Syria at the most only 20 percent were extremists. Mr. Kerry in case you forgot only 19 terrorists took control of 4 airplanes and brought down the World Trade Center, part of the Pentagon, and crashed into the ground in Pennsylvania all told killing over 3000 Americans. So Mr. Kerry 20,000( in your words) "bad guys" scare the shit out of me. I have stated before that my heart broke when I saw the videos of the poor babies that were subjected to the sarin gas. This upset people everywhere but yet we murder thousands of babies a year here in America. They just aren't born yet so I guess that's okay according to our President.