A crowd of crazy lunatics blew a hole in the side of a US embassy in the Middle East and also attacked another building about a mile away. These nuts did it under the misapprehension that killing Americans and maybe some local staff who work for Americans could in some why help their deluded cause.
In the case of the US embassy in Benghazi 4 people were killed, The US ambassador , another US diplomat and two American Security staff. Another ten people were hurt in the attacks.
It should be noted that Bengahzi is in the country of Libya, a country with a history of creating crazed terrorists, including the ones that blew up an airliner passing over the Scottish town of Lockerbie on its way to America killing 243 passengers, 16 crew and 11 people who were living in the town of Lockerbie.
Many other countries embassies have been attacked in the country of Libya, many other Libyan terrorists have tried to kill people in other countries around the world.
At around the same time (within the previous week and the next week) as the 100 or so crazies in Benghazi were screaming and killing, several other groups in other countries around the middle east were screaming and terrorizing other locations.
Whenever and wherever terrorists attack, the response from the world has always been a mix of solid condemnation of the terrorists, and a solid front of stoic resilience, showing no outward change that would give the terrorists any reason to believe their horrific actions had in any way changed the way the world works and a solid underground effort to bring those who were responsible to account.
The basics of dealing with criminals is : Never pay a ransom, never let an act of terror achieve its goal of creating terror and find and bring the bastards responsible to account.
To honor the memory of those who were hurt and/or killed, never let the terrorists succeed in creating terror.
And that is why the stupidity of the republican campaign to publically find a way of linking the terrorist attacks in Libya to a mistake by the Obama government is so abhorrent. It is giving terrorists a reason to repeat their cowardly acts.
In effect those who are publically castigating the white house for purely political reasons are aiding the cause of the terrorists. This is cowardly and wrong.
When diplomats and security staff take roles in dangerous countries they are doing it to support their country. It’s an act of bravery and they need to be honored for their service. If they are hurt while on active service, they should be honored for their service.
Those who use an act of terror for their own political benefit are bringing themselves down to the disgusting level of the terrorists.