9/11 Benghazi victims are being remembered in memorial today, with the actions of Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods being being held in high honor.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Benghazi was attacked by al Qaeda with a bomb blast on the one year anniversary, shaking the very city in which these men gave their lives.
The Benghazi Scandal
The original Benghazi scandal began when internal security at Benghazi was reduced from 34 people to just three by the State Department. Instead, groups known to be tied to al Qaeda terrorists were hired to guard the Benghazi consulate. These terror-linked guards abandoned Benghazi shortly before the 9/11 attack. Benghazi whistleblower Greg Hicks testified before Congress that an attempt to rescue the 9/11 Benghazi victims was called off when they received an order to “stand down,” which resulted in the deaths of the Benghazi victims.
The State Department and the White House changed the Benghazi talking points significantly before the attack was announced to the public, which eventually led to a Benghazi investigation by Congress. The Obama administration even blamed a film about Muslims for the Benghazi attacks, and the director was arrested and put in jail. The actions of the Obama administration caused some to claim the Benghazi scandal should impeach Obama since it’s alleged his decisions regarding to Benghazi were undertaken for political reasons, with Obama not wanting to look weak on national defense.
Testimony shows Hillary Clinton, Charlene Lamb, and several other State Department officials made decisions resulting in the 9/11 Benghazi attacks. The State Department officially said some of these people resigned but as it turned out they were just on paid administrative leave. As facts about the case became known Hillary Clinton’s 2016 approval rating dropped due to Benghazi.
The scandal deepened when Benghazi whistleblowers claimed Libyan missile launchers were being given to Syrian rebels by the CIA without the authorization of Congress. The United States was officially only offering medical and communications aid to the Syrian rebels at the time of the Benghazi attacks. Congress only recently allowed Obama to arm the Syrian rebels with the stipulation to limit the Syrian rebels to “small weapons” like rifles and anti-tank weapons. Since some people claim the Obama Administration violated the War Powers Resolution with the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. So now Obama’s decisions regarding Syria are being scrutinized, with some worried a Syria conflict could trigger World War 3.
9/11 Benghazi Victims Honored In Memorial
Attorney General Eric Holder briefly mentioned the 9/11 Benghazi victims during a memorial today:
“We pay tribute to each of them, and to many others who have given their lives in the service of this country since 9/11, from the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who have fought on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, to patriots, like Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith, and Ambassador Chris Stevens, who were taken from us just one year ago in Libya.”
After speaking about the victims of the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, President Obama also spoke highly of Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glend Doherty, and Tyrone Woods:
“We pray for all those who’ve stepped forward in those years of war, diplomats who serve in dangerous posts, as we saw this day last year in Benghazi, intelligence professionals, often unseen and unheralded, who protect us in every way, our men and women in uniform who defend this country that we love.”
9/11 Benghazi Victims Families Fight For Justice
But the families of the 9/11 Benghazi victims do not believe the Obama administration should do more than speak nice words at a memorial. Pat Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, claims President Obama hasn’t kept his word:
“When I was there in Washington, when this first started, the FBI had me in a room to tell me what they were doing. The government is not doing what they should do. Everybody knows this. They lie to you. They tell you what they want you to know. It may or may not be correct. And in my case, it’s always been lies.”
“As time marches on, you almost lose their names. They almost become ‘one of four who’ve been killed.'”
Pat Smith was furious when Obama referred to Benghazi as a “phony scandal.” Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, says they “still do not have answers.” It was not until recently that the government named the Benghazi attackers.
But the families of the 9/11 Benghazi victims will not forget:
Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods Remembered
Almost a year ago, The Inquisitr established The First Annual Sean Smith Memorial Online Game Of The Year Award in his memory. Some of our writers knew Sean Smith personally and we’ve done what we could to make sure the 9/11 Benghazi victims and their families are not forgotten. So now we ask everyone to take moment to remember the names of Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods and honor their sacrifice with a moment of silence.