Dear Jerry Boykin: Criticism is Not Persecution

Jerry Boykin, the fanatical Christian bigot who was censured by the Pentagon for flagrantly violating the rule against preaching politics in uniform who now works for the Family Research Council, says he’s being “persecuted” because people won’t take him seriously in his Benghazi fantasies.

“The plight of not only the young service men and women in trying to ensure that their government is going to come and get them, but there is a plight of persecution today of those of us who want to stand up and demand that there be accountability on this,” he told FRC president Tony Perkins. “They’re persecuting us, the leftist media is coming out with all kinds of accusations about what our intent is.”

“We’re being hammered by the media now, being persecuted, literally, by the media as being on a witch hunt and being people that are not willing to accept the truth that has already come out. The truth hasn’t come out yet.”

Psst. Jerry…criticism is not persecution.

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  • John Pieret

    No, of course they aren’t after Obama or Hillary, they are just after “accountability”! Why won’t anybody believe them? PERSECUTION!!!

  • dingojack

    “The plight of not only the young service men and women in trying to ensure* that their government is going to come and get them…” [emphasis mine]

    They’re trying to be persecuted, and then want to whine about persecution?!?




    * From


    [en-shoo r, -shur]

    verb (used with object), ensured, ensuring.

    1. to secure or guarantee: “This letter will ensure you a hearing.”

    2. to make sure or certain: “measures to ensure the success of an undertaking.”

    3. to make secure or safe, as from harm.

    4. insure (defs 1–3).

    Wurds, wat do they meen?!?

  • eddiejones

    The righties never give up… 30 years later, they’re STILL asking for accountability from Ronald Reagan for the marine barracks bombing in Lebanon in 1983… *huh*? oh, they’re not?

  • Modusoperandi

    eddiejones “The righties never give up… 30 years later, they’re STILL asking for accountability from Ronald Reagan for the marine barracks bombing in Lebanon in 1983… *huh*? oh, they’re not?”

    They are, but can’t get the DoJ to force Obama and Hillary to testify.

  • Michael Heath

    On a related note, I think rational people should stop using the term “attack” to describe criticism and defamations against their allies. Even when those criticisms are dishonest.

    I cringe every-time I see someone use it when no violence was involved. Especially because we lose the opportunity to actually describe the poor behavior for what is rather than coming across as just another ideological partisan.

  • raven

    30 years later, they’re STILL asking for accountability from Ronald Reagan for the marine barracks bombing in Lebanon in 1983…

    4 Americans died at Benghazi

    241 American soldiers died at Beirut Barracks.

    During the Bush Catastrophe, there were 13 Benghazis!!! Which resulted in over 60 people being killed. Attacks on US embassies are common and Bush presided over a lot.

  • colnago80

    Not to mention 9/11 where 3000 people died because the Bush Administration ignored warnings from Richard Clarke and, apparently, the Egyptian Government.

  • raven

    Bob Cesca thedailybaner. com: 2013

    With the publishing of The New York Times report about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi more than a year ago, as well as the ongoing “scandal” surrounding the Obama administration’s response, I thought I’d repost the following list of 13 attacks on U.S. embassies and consulates during the Bush years.

    1) January 22, 2002. Calcutta, India. Gunmen associated with Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami attack the U.S. Consulate. Five people are killed.

    2) June 14, 2002. Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bomber connected with al-Qaida attacks the U.S. Consulate, killing 12 and injuring 51.

    3) October 12, 2002. Denpasar, Indonesia. U.S. diplomatic offices bombed as part of a string of “Bali Bombings.” No fatalities.

    4) February 28, 2003. Islamabad, Pakistan. Several gunmen fire upon the U.S. Embassy. Two people are killed.

    5) May 12, 2003. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Armed al-Qaida terrorists storm the diplomatic compound killing 36 people including nine Americans. The assailants committed suicide by detonating a truck bomb.

    6) July 30, 2004. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A suicide bomber from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan attacks the U.S. Embassy, killing two people.

    7) December 6, 2004. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Al-Qaida terrorists storm the U.S. Consulate and occupy the perimeter wall. Nine people are killed.

    8) March 2, 2006. Karachi, Pakistan again. Suicide bomber attacks the U.S. Consulate killing four people, including U.S. diplomat David Foy who was directly targeted by the attackers. (I wonder if Lindsey Graham or Fox News would even recognize the name “David Foy.” This is the third Karachi terrorist attack in four years on what’s considered American soil.)

    9) September 12, 2006. Damascus, Syria. Four gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar” storm the U.S. Embassy using grenades, automatic weapons, a car bomb and a truck bomb. Four people are killed, 13 are wounded.

    10) January 12, 2007. Athens, Greece. Members of a Greek terrorist group called the Revolutionary Struggle fire a rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. Embassy. No fatalities.

    11) March 18, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Members of the al-Qaida-linked Islamic Jihad of Yemen fire a mortar at the U.S. Embassy. The shot misses the embassy, but hits nearby school killing two.

    12) July 9, 2008. Istanbul, Turkey. Four armed terrorists attack the U.S. Consulate. Six people are killed.

    13) September 17, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Terrorists dressed as military officials attack the U.S. Embassy with an arsenal of weapons including RPGs and detonate two car bombs. Sixteen people are killed, including an American student and her husband (they had been married for three weeks when the attack occurred). This is the second attack on this embassy in seven months.

    I don’t seem to recall the same degree of indignation and outrage over these attacks, do you? No demands for investigations, impeachment or accountability. How many Americans died at U.S. embassies and consulates when Bush was supposedly keeping us safe?

    As I wrote in the original post containing this list, we’re only left to conclude the obvious. The investigations and accusations and conspiracy theories are entirely motivated by politics and a strategy to escalate this to an impeachment trial.

    There you have it. Bush’s bakers dozen of Benghazis.

    Well, hypocrisy is one of the three main sacraments of the fundie xians.

  • dhall

    Raven – Could you give us the link for that? Thank you.

  • raven

    13 Benghazis That Occurred on Bush’s Watch Without a Peep

    thedailybanter. com/…/13-benghazis-that-occurred-on-bushs-watch-witho…

    Bob Cesca on May 08, 2013 … Four people are killed, 13 are wounded. … Why didn’t the Bush administration do something to secure the compounds after the …

    Google capture

  • malta

    @dhall, 9:

    The link to the article is here. It doesn’t include sources for each attack, but it’s relatively easy to search each one given that they include dates and locations.

    For example, number nine is described here. It turns out that the four people killed were three of the attackers and a Syrian guard. As another example, Wikipedia has an article on the Karachi attacks. It sounds like most of the people killed were Pakistani civilians, which I’m sure is one reason why the attacks got less attention.

  • Modusoperandi

    raven, don’t fall for it. Those minor incidents are just an attempt by Hillary to distract from Benghazi.

  • tsig

    WWII was an attempt to distract from Benghazi.

  • dingojack

    Hell — the ministry of Jesus Christ was an attempt…

    Nah, you just can’t get idiotic enough for Jerry Boy-child.


  • busterggi

    Jerry, the msm isn’t hammering you, its ignoring you – not the same thing.

  • jnorris

    Looking forward to tomorrow’s opening of the House select committee to investigate Benghazi, I am convinced that Benghazi is the trade name for an industrial strength sex lube sold only to Tea Party Republicans.