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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 12:09 pm, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

Nov. 15, 2012

To the editor:

I just want to be sure that I didn’t miss something. On Sept. 11, the U.S. mission in Benghazi was subjected to a coordinated attack lasting several hours and finally forcing the surviving personnel to evacuate to a safe house.

Repeated screams for help went unanswered. A CIA security team leader, stationed in Tripoli, begged through channels to be allowed to go to the aid of the safe house, which sustained a prolonged mortar attack. Finally, defying orders, he arrived in Benghazi to help defend the safe house, and no one but no one of any consequence is told.

Subsequently, an unmanned drone is fired on by Iranian jets. The secretary of defense is quickly notified, according to Reuters, along with members of Congress and the White House. The Iranians are formally warned that the United States will defend its military assets.

What a screaming shame the “protesters” didn’t shoot at the two surveillance drones now reported to have been observing the entire attack. Maybe then someone that could have really helped might have been told.

Joel W. Baldwin


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