So here we go again with Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton facing more Gestapo-style interrogations by the GOP’s Trey Gowdy-led lynching mob disguised as a Benghazi hearing. After eight previous investigations, including some by Republicans themselves, which found absolutely no wrongdoing by Clinton, Republicans just had to give it one more go. Of course the entire world knows it is not about Benghazi — it all about Clinton’s emails on her private server while she was Secretary of State which Republicans hope will greatly damage her Presidential run. But for the moment, let’s pretend it is about Benghazi.
From June 2002 through September 2008 there were no less than eleven attacks on embassies and consulates while Republican George W. Bush was President. PolitiFact goes further saying according to the Global Terrorism Database there were 39 attacks under Bush with 20 of them resulting in at least one fatality. Why did all these attacks and deaths happen without a single peep from Republicans? There’s a perfectly good explanation for that: IOKIYAR — It’s OK If You’re A Republican.
June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51.
February 20, 2003, international diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Truck bomb kills 17.
February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards.
July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan
Suicide bomber kills two.
December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded.
March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomate directly targeted by the assailants.
September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria
Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb (though second truck bomb failed to detonate). One killed and 13 wounded.
January 12, 2007, U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece
A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured.
July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed.
March 18, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
Mortar attack misses embassy, hits nearby girls’ school instead.
September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured.