Monday letters: Tell us who gave the order

May 27, 2013 

The No. 1 duty and obligation of the U.S. military is to protect and defend the homeland. Embassy properties are part of the homeland.

When the Benghazi property was attacked in September, U.S. military personnel were on site.

An official in Washington ordered the military to “stand down” and not defend the Americans who were being attacked at the embassy consulate. Four Americans, including the ambassador, were killed.

The nation was never told which high-level official specifically ordered the military to not do their job. The families of the four Americans — who died without being defended — deserve to know who gave that deadly order. All active and retired U.S. military personnel and their families are entitled to know who gave that order.

Instead, American citizens are now subjected to talking points and political double-talk.

This is gravely serious. Brave American Navy SEALs and pilots were told not to join the fight to save our people. We deserve to know who gave this abominable order.

Jane Kenny

Bluffton

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