On September 11, 2013 Rep. Ted Poe of Texas was granted permission to address the United States House of Representatives regarding the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya and the introduction of a bill called the “Ansar al-Sharia Terrorist Designation Act of 2013” – which seeks to designate Ansar al-Sharia (believed responsible for the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012) as a terrorist organization.
Something that the United States government hasn’t formally done yet for some reason.
“In Libya, al Qaeda cousins, as I call them, the Ansar al-Sharia, claims responsibility for the murder of our U.S. Ambassador and three others. It’s no coincidence that these two attacks occurred nearly at the same time, and they both occurred on September 11. In the past, the United States has always held and went after those that were responsible for this type of conduct. In 1998, when the Kenyan Embassy was attacked and Americans were killed, we responded. Of course, we responded on September 11. We responded after the first World Trade Center bombing. Then, in 1996, when 19 American soldiers were murdered in Saudi Arabia, we responded.”
“Madam Speaker, the United States must always respond to terrorists, and we must let them be reminded again and again we will respond in an appropriate manner, as we did on September 11. We must respond today, and we must respond tomorrow. I am encouraged that the President will soon address the Nation on what our response will be. We must hold those responsible personally accountable because we must let people understand that they need to leave us alone. That is what the message needs to be. We must have justice in these terrorist attacks by these individuals against Americans because, Madam Speaker, justice is what we do”, Poe said.
“Madam Speaker, that was the speech I gave on this House floor 1 year ago. September 12, 2013, was when it was given. But it has been 1 year since the attack in Benghazi, Libya; and we still have no answers…” said Rep. Poe (source: Congressional Record, September 11, 2013 http://thomas.loc.gov/).
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