On April 5, 1986, Libyan secret forces detonated a 2-kilogram bomb in a disco club in West Berlin, resulting in the loss of American lives – civilian and military, then further injuring 229 others (79 of which were Americans).
Only nine days later, on April 14, 1986, the United States under then-President Reagan, launched retaliatory air strikes in response to this and other carried out terrorist attacks against American interests. Libya was at the mercy of the United States within one hour.
In contrast with todays paralleled times, what has the Obama administration done? It has stuck its head in the sand and avoided the responsibility of protecting American interests and lives. Sure, today is a different world the critics would reply. That may be so, however, the Obama administration has already toppled the country via long-planned incited revolutionary means – which resulted in this mess to begin with.
Reagan put an end to what made the tragic event in 1986 happen while Obama helped facilitate the means to make what in 2012 just happened.
This is not to condone war, because war is truly hell. The difference here lies in between what is justified and unjustified. We are now a weak nation and reduced to a joke in the eyes of the enemy — be it China, Russia, Iran or tin pot tyrants in North Korea.
“When our citizens are attacked or abused anywhere in the world on the direct orders of hostile regimes, we will respond so long as I’m in this office.”— Ronald Reagan (Source)
“As Commander in Chief, I face no greater decision than sending our military men and women into harm’s way. And the United States should not—and cannot—intervene every time there’s a crisis somewhere in the world.” – Barack Obama (Source)
On September 11, 2012, around 9:30 p.m. Libya time, the American consulate in Benghazi came under sustained attack from heavily armed Jihadists, ultimately resulting in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, computer technician Sean Smith, and U.S. Navy SEALs Glenn Dougherty and Tyrone Woods, who attempted their rescue. Earlier that afternoon, Egyptian Muslims attacked the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, pulling down the American flag. Subsequent protests saw violence in Tunisia, Yemen and elsewhere throughout the Muslim world.
As details emerged it became clear that the Benghazi raid was a premeditated, carefully planned attack by heavily armed Jihadists, coordinated with radicals in Egypt and other Mideast countries, and timed for the anniversary of 9-11, 2001. Libyan leaders confirmed as much shortly thereafter. Meanwhile, until September 27th the Obama administration was implausibly still insisting that the attacks were inspired by the movie. Now, more than two weeks after the attack, they are finally admitting they knew the truth within 24 hours.
Full article: “Innocence” Film a Premeditated Provocation for Islamic Terror? (Trevor Loudon)