I thought this an interesting account of past and current events.
Our son took me to see “13 Hours” on Sunday morning. The movie recounts the events of September 11, 2012, when the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, came under attack. The US Ambassador to Libya was killed in the attack along with a few others. The then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has been blamed for the deaths. Certainly the US State Department was slow to react.
There is a deeper, more troubling question here – what is the US doing in Benghazi? Chris Stevens, the Ambassador, said it was to support those who want democracy. Really? There’s little evidence in Libya, or elsewhere in the Middle East, that anybody wants democracy. If they do, they want to use democracy to get power, after which there will be no more democracy!
BBC World News last night led with a disturbing report on Benghazi, a city that…
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