I have spent hours and thousands of words on this blog now, but sometimes it takes just a few minutes to regain perspective in life. I took some unannounced down time with this writing intentionally so I could be certain that I wanted to continue and not just writing out of habit.
The conclusion I came to is that I must. I don’t claim any special enlightenment or anything of that sort, but I will continue to endeavor to filter current events and social issues of the time through the lens of Truth. I am unabashed and will continue to speak that Truth regardless if one or one thousand people read it because the Truth must be spoken and I am willing to bear it.
“Son of man, go now to the people of Israel and speak my words to them. You are not being sent to a people of obscure speech and strange language, but to the people of Israel— not to many peoples of obscure speech and strange language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely if I had sent you to them, they would have listened to you. But the people of Israel are not willing to listen to you because they are not willing to listen to me, for all the Israelites are hardened and obstinate. But I will make you as unyielding and hardened as they are. I will make your forehead like the hardest stone, harder than flint. Do not be afraid of them or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people.”
I want to revisit something I have written about extensively already – Benghazi and the attack and coverup of the murder of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other American citizens during an eight hour attack and siege of the consulate and nearby CIA annex.
In Scripture, David lured a married woman to bed with him and then in order to hide his indiscretion, he ordered her husband betrayed on the battlefield. The fate of Uriah the Hittite in 2 Samuel 11 and Ambassador Stevens appears to be extremely similar and I for one firmly believe that we, as humans, are extremely prone to repeating history and the same mistakes and sins over and over throughout time.
What has been extensively written on and theorized, but not publicly avowed by the Administration, is that Ambassador Stevens was a conduit for the President, via the State Department, to provide weapons and aid, in contravention of United States Law and international treaties, to the Syrian rebels (Gamage, Information Clearing House; Kelley, Business Insider).
So the question still lingers – what purpose did denying reinforcements to Benghazi serve? Qui bono? What motive would the Ambassador’s death serve?
As I already explored only the National Command Authority can order the military – especially a theater commander – to stand down when a call of distress is issued. So either Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta or President Barack Obama issued that order. Again I ask qui bono?
For more on this issue and a full break down of the chain of command involved, as well as some more background on the odd way General Carter Ham (Commanding General, AFRICOM) was relieved of duty in the midst of the attack, I recommend more reading here.