May 20 2013
My Fox Friends:
Because I know you operate with limited “fact” checking folk – relying instead on GOP in-house “research” and the Heritage Foundation for that – I’d like to pass along some old fashioned, shoe leather research Ben Cesca of Huffington Post recently did. All from the public record. Because of the nature of his findings – pre-Benghazi – I’m certain none of you were allowed to read it. Forbidden, actually. So, here goes.
Jan. 22, 2002: Calcutta, India – Harakat-ul-Jihad as-Islami attack U.S. Consulate – five employees killed.
Jun. 14, 2002: Karachi, Pakistan – al Qaeda suicide bomber hits U.S. Consulate – 12 employees killed – 51 injured.
Oct. 12, 2002: Denpasar, Inbdonesia – Diplomatic offices bombed.
Feb. 28, 2003: Islamabad, Palistan – Gunmen fire on Embassy – two killed.
May 12, 2003: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: al Qaeda stormed U.S. diplomatic compound – 36 killed including nine Americans.
Jul. 30, 2004: Tashkent, Uzbekistan: U.S. Embassy bombed – two dead.
Dec. 6, 2004: Jeddah Saudi Arabia – al Qaeda stormed U.S. Consulate – nine dead.
Mar. 2, 2006: Karachi, Pakistan – For the third time in four years, U.S. Consulate bombed – four dead including Ambassador David Foy.
Sep. 12, 2006: Damascus, Syria: Gunmen storm U.S. Embassy killing four.
Jan. 12, 2007: Athens, Greece – Rocket attack on U.S. Embassy. Bad shots.
Mar. 18, 2008: Sana’a, Yemen – Islamic Jihad of Yemen fire mortar at U.S. Embassy. Missed. Hit school next door killing two.
Jul. 9, 2008: Istanbul, Turkey – Terrorists attack U.S. Embassy killing six employees.
Sep. 17, 2008: Sana’a, Yemen – Terrorists with car bombs and RPGs kill 16 including an American student. Second attack there in seven months.
That’s 13 American embassy and consulate attacks during the two-term tenure of G-W-B. Two terms during which you were just not as worked up as you are today. Continue Reading »Share on Facebook