Its been 8 years now since the attack on the USS Cole in Port Aden, Yemen. At the time of the attack the Clinton administration decided not to take any action at all. The National Election for the President was in full swing. Don't get me wrong, Clinton promised me that he would. I was sitting right in front of him as he made that worthless promise at the memorial for the murdered sailors. But then again he had made the same promises after all the other attacks on his watch. And did nothing.
My wife and I heard one remark about the Cole attack on the news. Nothing else. How odd for an attack that was the prelude for the 9/11 attack less than one year later.An attack that was forgotten by two administrations. Where it would take nearly eight years for the families to be notified that suspects had been officially charged for the attack. How for 8 years after that attack President Saleh of Yemen would be rewarded for stopping the FBI from conducting a proper investigation, and still continues to receive money, weapons, assistance from America. Even though he let some of the killers go, and gave reduced sentences to others who had only gotten a slap on the wrist in the first place. President Saleh Lied to Bush numerous times. The press here in America had a field day with it too. But Bush still supports his old friend. But then Saleh lied to Clinton as well, and made him look like a fool too. Even though it was later proven in court that members of his government helped with the attack, none were punished. But then again none of the our own incompetent politicians who made disastrous mistakes after the Cole attack were punished either.
The long list of lies and cover-ups is way too long for one post. Its my intent to place on this site a profile and picture of all the major players who attacked the USS Cole. And the Presidents and politicians here in American who did nothing for the murdered sailors, the 39 wounded, and their families.
My wife and I along with many other Americans and Free Yemenis will continue our fight for our government to stop its support of the Dictator of Yemen, to and bring to justice those responsible for the attack on the Cole. And to give to the murdered sailors the same honors that were given to the military men and women who were killed by Al-Qaeda less than one year later on 9/11.
My wife and I are not asking for government money. We only want the truth, and the respect that those murdered sailors deserve from our leaders. Our lawyers won a lawsuit in Federal Court over one and a half years ago. We would like our government to stop making it so hard for small groups of victims of Terror Attacks to claim and to receive monetary justice. Other small groups of victims of terrorist attacks deal with the same problems in the legal system that we do. The terrorists and those who support them have more rights than the victims. That needs to change.
Its our hope that the Judiciary Committee will resolve some of these problems when they convene this coming year. God knows its been long over due.