Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Truth Lies Fallen in the Streets of Benghazi

 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.

And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.

Is 59:13 - 15

September 11, was met with a terror attack on US citizens in Benghazi. Two months later the echoes of their blood still cries out from the ground for justice. Only those four souls know what really happened. We have several men and women claiming to come to the knowledge of the truth, all for different reasons, but only God in heaven who has received the souls of these heroic men will ultimately deliver justice. 

As I read through the stories of each of these men, I find several similarities. These men held a deep love for country, had all served in the Middle Eastern countries, believed in diplomacy and peace, were full of life and adventure and none of them ever went "through the motions" because " just OK was not enough..." in their worlds.  God bless the souls of these four men and their families left behind to search for truth and meaning in their deaths.

Ambassador Chris Stevens

Ambassador Chris Stevens was finally, quietly laid to rest in Grass Valley, California yesterday. His family insisted on a private funeral with about 30 in attendance. His father Jan Stevens said he was laid to rest among his family and his happier memories of spending time with his grandparents, swimming in the Yuba River and skiing at the Donner Summit.

Ambassador Stevens comes from rich roots with his father Jan Stevens serving as Yolo County Superior Court Judge and California Assistant Attorney General. His mother, Mary (nee Floris) J Stevens was a cellist of the Marin Symphony Orchestra and direct descendant of Chief  Comcomly of the Chinook Indian Nation. Chris's sister, Dr Anne Stevens, is a pediatrician at Seattle Children's and has set up a very inspiring website in memory of her brother, Remembering Chris Stevens.

Tyrone Woods

Charles Woods, the father of Navy Seal Tyrone Woods that also gave his life in the Benghazi terrorist attack begs for the truth on Glen Beck's, The Blaze . This father's grief is obvious, but the cuts run deeper when his answers for truth were met with what he considered were an empty handshake from President Obama and disrespectful comments from Vice President Joe Biden.

Tyrone Woods had received the Bronze Star and served as a registered nurse and paramedic. He was a mother's son, a wife's husband and three children's father.  A very nice face book page, Tyrone S. Woods, US Navy Seal Memorial Page, has been set up in his memory.

Glen Doherty

Glen's sister Kate recalls her anxiety after she receives a phone call from a friend that was concerned that Glen may have been part of the terror attack in Benghazi. She describes how she settles herself remembering him coming home from several dangerous missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Mexico. This time, though, the outcome would be different. This time Glen would make one last trip home to Winchester where he was laid to rest. Kate's account of meeting with Vice President Joe Biden was very different. She felt he was genuine and great with her kids. She felt she was greeted warmly.

A Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation has been set up to honor his memory. Also a book written by Glen Doherty, Navy Seal Sniper, will be released in January.

Sean Smith

Sean Smith was a computer specialist that served in the US Air Force was also killed in the terror attack. It is reported that Sean left a chilling clue in a message to his on line gaming corporation, "Assuming we don't die tonight. We saw one of our 'police' that guard the compound taking pictures." These and many other warning signs, messages and concerns fell on deaf ears prior to the attack. Sean's mother, Pat Smith appeared on Anderson Cooper's 360 show frustrated that her son was being used in the political forums and tired of not receiving answers that were personally promised to her by Hillary Clinton,  Joe Biden, President Obama and Leon Panetta.

 "I begged them to tell me what happened..." "You can keep your political, just tell me the truth...."


  1. Thank you Heidi for this Blog:

    A prayer for the Family’s of:

    Ambassador Chris Stevens
    Tyrone Woods
    Glen Doherty
    Sean Smith

    I pray for these families as they go through this difficult time, father I don’t understand a whole lot of things that are happening, and I ask why? My heart is grieved and I am in tears. I know you are in control of this world, I pray that you heal the broken hearts of these family‘s we are trusting in you Jesus not in the government, you will be the judge of all things, and you will bring the guilty parties to Justice here on earth and in Heaven, I pray for the Children that they be held in your comforting hands as the days lie ahead will be very hard not seeing their parents around. I ask in your name Jesus that salvation will be given to each of this family’s out of this tragedy in Jesus name I pray Amen.

    As I prayed I heard this Scripture: Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Eph.6:11-12

    Amen Heidi we demand the truth enough with the lies!
    Bless you always praying for you

  2. Beautiful piece , Heidi.
    Pastor is right, you do write beautifully. I umderstand you are a nurse so how you find time ? I dont know. Anyway please keep.storiea coming when the Lord presses upon your heart to write.

    May God bless this ministry and may you two keep bringing people to the Lord and keep talking aboit the truth in this world. A world I used to find.so normal, friendly, beaitiful. It is the parts that man has not cannot corrupt like a.sunset, a hug of your child ect. But the world is getting very dark for.discerning Christians. So we meed people like you two.

    Love you guys,