Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
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November 19th marks the 150 year anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.On that date in 1863, President Lincoln delivered his famous address at a ceremony dedicating the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. The speech was brief (only about 2 minutes), but it has gone down in history as one of the most compelling ever given by a U.S. President.
Known at the time as "The Great War", WWI was the first truly global conflict. WWI was triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire and member of the ruling family, the Hapsburgs. Both Ferdinand and his wife were killed by a Serbian terrorist group, called the Black Hand, while traveling through the streets of Sarajevo in June of 1914.
September 11, 2001: A day seared into the consciousness of all Americans that bore witness. It has already been 12 years since the United States was so brazenly attacked. At 8:46am American Airlines flight 11 crashed into New York's World Trade Center Tower 1. At 9:03am United Airlines flight 175 crashed into World Trade Center Tower 2.
What is Ansar al-Sharia? Simply stated, Ansar al-Sharia (AAS) is an Islamist terror organization and the prime suspect in the September 11, 2012 attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi. Four Americans, including our Ambassador to Libya were killed in the attack, and the consulate building was destroyed.