posted at 2/13/2013 3:58 PM EST
In response to massmoderateJoe's comment:
In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
In response to massmoderateJoe's comment:
I saw this piece on TV and I was shocked. Sgt. Kimberly Mulney is the one who took down the shooter while sustaining multiple gun shots herself. The whole categorization that this was work place violence as opposed to a terrorist attack is simply outrageous.
Those involved deserve the full government benefits of serving your country and getting injured through a terrorist attack. The real issue here is that the government has a better (PC) strategy to deal with this as workplace violence. A better solution would have been to charge the Army psychologist with treason and a terrorist attack and handle it with a military combatant trial and execute him by firing squad.
It sounds almost like the reason you insist on labeling it a "terrorist attack" is that you recognize that there is no logical reason why, if this person should be rewarded with unnamed "federal benefits," then all good samaritans who save lives should.
Why does the decision to call it a "terrorist attack" as opposed to "mass shooting," "workplace violence," or "multiple murder" make her actions any more or less heroic?
It doesn't, does it? The facts matter. Bullets fly, and she takes some of them while stopping the shooter.
Wherever those facts inhere, should the federal government provide unnamed "benefits" t othe person stopping the shooter?
In fact, why restrict it to bullets? Why not have the federal government provide "benefits" to anyone who puts themselves in danger to try to save lives?
Why should whether or not we choose to term the taking of a life "terror" matter?
Not a bad idea;
but my point is that the Government went out of its way to not call it a terrorist attack. The real question should be why?
Well, allright, I wouldn't necessarily be opposed. But bear in mind it'd be morespending.
As for why they didn't call it a terrorist attack? I don't know. I don't recall, but did he have any proven ties to actual terrorist groups? Was he his own terrorist group?
Either way, until Someone can state sensible motive for "lying"....I don't see much reason to worry myself with the question.
A man murdered other people in cold blood. What we call it does not seem to matter.
What, exactly, is his alleged thought process?
This struck me as a ginned up controversy when it happened, and it still does.
Like Benghazi: He did call it an "act of terror" the next day, and the timeline shows he didn't do anything wrong:
In response to Reubenhop's comment:
Here's the timeline [...]
9:42 p.m. -- Armed men begin their assault on the U.S. Consulate.
9:59 p.m. -- A surveillance drone is directed to fly over the U.S. compound, but it is unarmed.
10:32 p.m. -- The Office of the Secretary Defense and the Joint Staff are notified of the attack by the National Military Command Center at the Pentagon. "The information is quickly passed to Secretary Panetta and General Dempsey."
11 p.m. -- Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey meet with President Obama at the White House where they discuss the unfolding situation and how to respond. The meeting had been previously scheduled.
11:10 p.m. -- The surveillance drone arrives over the Benghazi facility.
11:30 p.m. -- All surviving U.S. personnel are evacuated from the consulate. U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and State Department computer expert Sean Smith were killed in the initial assault.
Midnight to 2 a.m. -- Panetta and other senior leaders discuss possible options for further violence if it were to break out. Panetta gives verbal orders for Marine anti-terrorist teams from Rota, Spain, to prepare to deploy to Tripoli and Benghazi. Panetta also orders a special operations force team training in Croatia and an additional special operations force team in the United States to prepare to deploy to a staging base in southern Italy.
1:30 a.m. -- A six-man security team from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli arrives in Benghazi.
2:39 a.m. to 2:53 a.m. -- The National Military Command Center gives formal authorization for the deployment of the two special operations force teams from Croatia and the United States.
5:15 a.m. -- Attackers launch assault on a second U.S. facility in Benghazi. Two former U.S. Navy SEALs acting as security contractors are killed. They are identified as Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.
6:05 a.m. -- A C-17 aircraft in Germany is told to prepare to deploy to Libya to evacuate the consulate personnel.
7:40 a.m. -- The first wave of Americans are evacuated to Tripoli via airplane.
10 a.m. -- A second group, including those killed in the attack, are flown to Tripoli.
2:15 p.m. -- The C-17 departs from Germany for the flight to Tripoli.
7:17 p.m. -- The C-17 leaves Tripoli with the American consulate personnel and the bodies of Stevens, Smith, Woods and Doherty.
7:57 p.m. -- The U.S. special operations force team based in Croatia arrives at a staging base in Italy.
8:56 p.m. -- One of the Marine anti-terrorist teams from Spain arrives in Tripoli.
9:28 p.m. -- The U.S.-based special operations force team arrives at its staging base in Italy.
Resources were summoned to address the situation. They got there too late to be of any real use. There is no indication that anything could have been done differently. But the "Blame Obama game" must continue at all costs and regardless of the actual facts. [/QUOTE]