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Blunder or betrayal? Incompetency or indifference? Sloppy or sleazy? These are questions surrounding both the Obama administration’s response to the Benghazi attacks that left four Americans dead and to what increasingly appears as a politically-motivated cover-up designed to deny the American public a clear picture of critical national security issues. As the government claiming “an unprecedented level of openness” sees calls for accountability strengthen and grow, a compelling video titled Avoidable places viewers in the disturbing but likely scenario a future Islamist attack on the United States would bring.
With government transparency attitudes receiving heightened scrutiny, the video released by the grassroots advocacy group Women On The Wall further encourages American women to seek, share and stand for the truth when it comes to the serious national security threats our country faces.
“We wanted people to remember the way they felt on the morning of September 11, 2001,” WOW President Rebecca Forest said of the video. “It’s so easy for a mother in Ohio or Wisconsin to lose sight of the fact that events happening across the globe that can affect the lives of their families here in America.”
Using cutting-edge immersive technology, the video inserts information from the viewer’s Facebook profile into the story. With each viewer accessing the video seeing their own photos and location information, the resulting completely unique video is slightly different for every user while keeping each user’s information safe and private.
“With all the other important issues in the election, it’s been very easy for voters to forget that without a realistic national security policy that correctly identifies the real threat to United States, nothing else matters,” Alice Linahan, WOW board member, said. “The recent events in Libya and the Middle East were a wakeup call that there are still sworn enemies of the United States who intend to do us harm.”
Click here to view the video.
Tags: attack, Avoidable, Barack Obama, campaign, elections 2012, Islamist, national security, Obama, Reynolds School District, terrorist
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