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The Battling Boys of Benghazi

The Battling Boys of Benghazi

By Anonymous

We’re the battling boys of Benghazi
No fame, no glory, no paparazzi.
Just a fiery death in a blazing hell
Defending our country we loved so well.
It wasn’t our job, but we answered the call,
fought to the Consulate and scaled the wall.
We pulled twenty Countrymen from the jaws of fate
Led them to safety, and stood at the gate.
Just the two of us, and foes by the score,
But we stood fast to bar the door.
Three calls for reinforcement, but all were denied,
So we fought, and we fought, and we fought ’til we died.
We gave our all for our Uncle Sam,
But Barack Obama didn’t give a damn.
Just two dead seals who carried the load?
No thanks to us


we were just “Bumps In The Road”.

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

  • SickofPoliticks

    Reading that hurts my heart on one hand and pisses me off on the other. How can this government justify not even trying to help those people?

  • seeymour kleerly

    Onan must have really hated Bush/Cheney for the unnecessary deaths and destruction they caused.

    • Nomore

      Seeing through the glass darkly,
      What in the world are you talking about? Osama Bin Laden in AFG and Saddam in Iraq both made aggressive moves against the US—both openly advocated for violence against the US/western allies. You are either ignorant of the facts of the war or deliberately obtuse. Neither is something to be admired. And, yes, Bush made mistakes. I did not/do not take them lightly as my spouse was fighting in Iraq during his tenure. However, making mistakes while clearly advocating for our own is not the same thing as deliberately ignoring our own in harm’s way as Obama clearly did. To pretend that these characters were not involved in aggression toward the US is really quite remarkably uninformed.

      • seeymour kleerly

        What aggressive moves did Sadamn make that threatened the USA.?

        • Irredeemable Gary

          Assassination Attempt on President Bush
          “In April 1993, former President George Bush visited Kuwait to commemorate the victory over Iraq in the Persian Gulf War. During Bush’s visit, Kuwaiti authorities arrested 17 people allegedly involved in a plot to kill Bush using a car bomb.

          The United States sent various personnel to Kuwait to investigate the alleged assassination attempt. Based on interviews of the alleged coconspirators, forensic examinations of the explosive devices, and intelligence reports, the United States Government concluded that Iraq was behind the attempted car bombing. In response, on June 26, 1993, President Clinton ordered a cruise missile strike against an Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS) building in Baghdad. A Kuwaiti court later convicted all but one of the defendants charged with crimes arising from the assassination attempt.”

          Iraq says no-fly zones off limits

          Fire on allied planes threatened; U.S. says policies won’t be affected

          Associated Press Writer

          Published Sunday, December 27, 1998

          BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraq will fire on U.S. and British warplanes patrolling the no-fly zones that the United States and its allies imposed after the Persian Gulf War, Iraq’s vice president said Saturday.

          Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan told Qatar’s Al-Jazeera television that Iraq would not accept the flights of U.S. and British aircraft in the zones over northern and southern Iraq.

          ”We say frankly now that any violation of Iraqi airspace will be met by Iraqi fire,” Ramadan said.

          Not to mention the repeated threats to use WMDs against the United States and Israel.

          What are you, 12?

          • Nomore

            Thanks, Gary. I have been away and just realized “seeymour” asked a question. You answered it nicely.

          • seeymour kleerly

            I meant the homeland not our people or military in and around Iraq! Still, although they both wanted regime change in Iraq, Bush 1 and Clinton, were not bamboozled by neo-cons to remake the country. Now the friggen Islamists run the show and are allied with IRAN!!!!!!!

          • Irredeemable Gary

            Late 2001, after 9/11, I worked for an Ultra high purity process piping contractor. Our project was located in Fremont, CA, and we were building a Biopharmaceutical facility that was designed to manufacture vaccinations for Small Pox and Anthrax because Saddam Hussein was known to have both of those diseases weaponized.

            He had also made overt threats to our water supplies. The California Aqueduct was secured and put under 24 hour surveillance, and there was concern that Hussein’s operatives in the US had contaminated a couple of reservoirs in the north east.

            His overt threats of attacks, not only against the continental United States but allies across the globe created a very dangerous climate that Neo-cons had nothing to do with. And though the current ‘Islamists’ are quite hostile toward us, they pose no greater threat than SH or BL did 10 years ago. Our enemy just changed his jacket and hat.

          • seeymour kleerly

            Even if true, it’s hardly a reason to invade and tear down a country’s infrastructure and security. This ugly, epic event can never be spun away.

          • Irredeemable Gary

            Even if true?
            VICTORVILLE — “California Highway Patrol is stepping up security along the California Aqueduct following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. The extra security includes both ground and air patrols of the California Aqueduct and Cedar Springs Dam at Silverwood Lake…”

            “The September 11 terrorist attack on our country and anthrax incidents that followed have made us much more aware and appreciative of the basic services that Americans rely on every day, including necessities such as safe drinking water. To help the region’s public water suppliers better protect their supplies from terrorism and other hazards (ie: natural disasters), EPA has been working on tools and training specific to the water sector.”

            No spin necessary. President Bush was under threat of impeachment by congress; specifically J. Kerry, J Rockefeller, H. Clinton, etc if he did not respond to the threats being issued by SH. Pick up a history book or newspaper, research the internet, or ask somebody who was an adult during that period of time and paid attention to the goings on. The ugly truth is SH brought the rath of the UN down on his arse with his belligerent behavior. It wasn’t a unilateral decision to go to war in Iraq.

          • seeymour kleerly

            Your’s is beyond spin! Also Impeachment is ridiculous, it’s now just a Republican political tool.

          • Irredeemable Gary

            Now, Go sit in the corner and lick your nuts boy.

            1. “There is no doubt that . Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies.” — Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen Bob Graham (D, FL,) and others, December 5, 2001

            Letter to President George W. Bush signed by 9 Congressmen, including Democrats Harold Ford, Jr., Joseph Lieberman, and Benjamin Gilman.

            2. ” We should be hell bent on getting those weapons of mass destruction, hell bent on having a credible approach to them, but we should try to do it in a way which keeps the world together and that achieves our goal which is removing the… defanging Saddam..” — Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Dec. 9, 2002

            Online with Jim Lehrer — Public Broadcasting Service

            3. “We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.” — Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

            Transcript of Gore’s speech, printed in USA Today

            4. “Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.” — Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

            Transcript of Gore’s speech, printed in USA Today

            5. “We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.” — Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

            U.S. Senate — Ted Kennedy

            6. “The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons…” — Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

            Congressional Record — Robert Byrd

            7. “When I vote to give the President of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein, it is because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat, and a grave threat, to our security and that of our allies in the Persian Gulf region. I will vote yes because I believe it is the best way to hold Saddam Hussein accountable.” —Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9,2002

            Congressional Record — Sen. John F. Kerry

            8. “There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years .. We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction.” — Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

            Congressional Record — Sen. Jay Rockefeller

            9. “He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do” — Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

            Congressional Record — Rep. Henry Waxman

            10. “In 1998, the United States also changed its underlying policy toward Iraq from containment to regime change and began to examine options to effect such a change, including support for Iraqi opposition leaders within the country and abroad. In the 4 years since the inspectors, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al-Qaida members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001.

            11. “It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein wiill continue to increase his capability to wage biological and chemical warfare and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East which, as we know all too well, affects American security.”
            Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

            Congressional Record — Sen. Hillary Clinton

            12. “The Joint Chiefs should provide Congress with casualty estimates for a war in Iraq as they have done in advance of every past conflict. These estimates should consider Saddam’s possible use of chemical or biological weapons against our troops.

            13. “Unlike the gulf war, many experts believe Saddam would resort to chemical and biological weapons against our troops in a desperate -attempt to save his regime if he believes he and his regime are ultimately threatened.”
            Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Oct. 8, 2002

            Congressional Record — Sen. Ted Kennedy

            14. “There is one thing we agree upon, and that is that Saddam Hussein is an evil man. He is a tyrant. He has used chemical and biological weapons on his own people. He has disregarded United Nations resolutions calling for inspections of his capabilities and research and development programs. His forces regularly fire on American and British jet pilots enforcing the no-fly zones in the north and south of his country. And he has the potential to develop and deploy nuclear weapons… — Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

            Congressional Record — Sen. Bob Graham

            15. “But inspectors have had a hard time getting truthful information from the Iraqis they interview. Saddam Hussein terrorizes his people, including his weapons scientists, so effectively that they are afraid to be interviewed in private, let alone outside the country. They know that even the appearance of cooperation could be a death sentence for themselves or their families.

            16. “To overcome this obstacle, and to discover and dismantle Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, UNMOVIC and the IAEA must interview relevant persons securely and with their families protected, even if they protest publicly against this treatment. Hans Blix may dislike running ”a defection agency,’ but that could be the only way to obtain truthful information about Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction — Sen. Joseph Biden

            Congressional Record — Sen. Joseph Biden

            17. “With respect to Saddam Hussein and the threat he presents, we must ask ourselves a simple question: Why? Why is Saddam Hussein pursuing weapons that most nations have agreed to limit or give up? Why is Saddam Hussein guilty of breaking his own cease-fire agreement with the international community? Why is Saddam Hussein attempting to develop nuclear weapons when most nations don’t even try, and responsible nations that have them attempt to limit their potential for disaster? Why did Saddam Hussein threaten and provoke? Why does he develop missiles that exceed allowable limits? Why did Saddam Hussein lie and deceive the inspection teams previously? Why did Saddam Hussein not account for all of the weapons of mass destruction which UNSCOM identified? Why is he seeking to develop unmanned airborne vehicles for delivery of biological agents?
            Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), October 9, 2002

            Congressional Record — Sen. John F. Kerry

            18. “Saddam Hussein’s regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies, including our vital ally, Israel. For more than two decades, Saddam Hussein has sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons. He has already used them against his neighbors and his own people, and is trying to build more. We know that he is doing everything he can to build nuclear weapons, and we know that each day he gets closer to achieving that goal.

            19. “Iraq has continued to seek nuclear weapons and develop its arsenal in defiance of the collective will of the international community, as expressed through the United Nations Security Council. It is violating the terms of the 1991 cease-fire that ended the Gulf war and as many as 16 Security Council resolutions, including 11 resolutions concerning Iraq’s efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction. — Sen. John Edwards, October 10, 2002

            Congressional Record — Sen. John Edwards

    • Poco424

      Just like a liberal to excuse the sins of their hero because some else did something that they consider an equivalent sin. It’s called the shuffle-bag-drag and liberals do it all the time. They try to shuffle into another conversation to divert your attention away from their sins. They try to sand bag you with their inane rhetoric. And they try to drag as many other personalities into the conversation as possible to water down the argument that they are complicit in the killing of these four Americans through their vote for the guy at the top.

      • seeymour kleerly

        The point is that this Benghazi incident is FAR from “equivalent” to the deaths caused by Bush/Cheney blunders! Fox News and therefore, you clowns, never had any problem with that!

        • Poco424

          No, the point is just because Bush and others are and were responsible for deaths that does not absolve this crook from his complicity and guilt.
          You clowns should also share some guilt due to your shortsightedness in electing someone who is as incompetent as this two bit senator who comes from the state run by the most crooked b*st*rds in the country.
          And don’t lump me in with those who thought that what the republicans did was just OK. Your penchant for that type of smear only proves your lack of intelligence.

          • seeymour kleerly

            Conservative hypocrisy and complete lack of proportion is the bigger story.

          • Poco424

            Proportion and hypocrisy by others. Yup, that excuses four dead Americans. I would like to hear you discuss that with the mothers and brothers left behind.
            I also find it revealing that you omit from your retort any mention of your complicity with this crime through your vote.
            Additionally, the ability to so easily dismiss these deaths does prove amorality, you know! A sure sign of liberalism.

          • seeymour kleerly

            4 dead compared to 4500 dead and over 30,000 maimed! Nice logic!

  • Manny Bartow

    Common illusions conjured up by those attempting to impose centralized control include “social justice” and stopping “global warming”.

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