Blog 4: (9/21/12)
Global Terrorist Aftermath
Terrorist actions continue against the survivors of the assault on the American mission in Benghazi, Libya. The survivors of the American mission initially thought that they were safe when they retreated for evacuation during the aftermath of the slaying of J. Christopher Stevens, The American ambassador to Libya. With the death of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens came the deaths of three of his subordinates. Just as the survivors were being rushed to the airport for evacuation they were bombarded and ambushed with mortar fire and then opened fire upon by the terrorist. Tyrone S. Woods and Glen A. Doherty, former navy seals, were both killed at the fore front of the fight. With all of the commotion and gun fire the surviving Americans panicked to find refuge.
With this attack happening so close in succession with the death of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, I can determine that this ambush was profoundly planned by the terrorists. Comments from the commander of special operations of the Libyan shield insinuate this very fact, “It was really accurate, the people who were shooting at us knew what they were doing.” As I have reiterated many times in previous blogs, I believe that there should be stronger security measures (anti-terrorist actions) in place to prevent these things from escalating this strongly and quickly. According to the article “The attack has raised questions about the adequacy of security preparations at the two American compounds in Benghazi.” Apparently this tragedy has opened many of the eyes in Washington and has fueled politicians who agree with more anti-terrorist protocols. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced on Thursday the creation of a review board to address these issues. I believe that calling this review board is a big step in the right direction to prevent or deter these kinds of disasters from reoccurring.