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My next guest is one of those family members joining us tonight is pat Smith she's the mother of State Department information announcer shop Smith.
He was 34 when he lost his life at the US consulate in -- -- last year.
On September 11 that good -- to be here we thank you so much.
I I want to first -- if we may ask an update about how the State Department the latest.
If you will.
Development with the State Department are they helping you are they are they embracing you and the other family members as far as you know.
Of the four Americans who were killed.
Last September 11.
I don't know but -- and the others.
Because I have been in touch with them.
I do know that the State Department has not gotten into it -- me at all.
Even though they promised.
And they don't care about me.
They just do not care about me at all and they make sure that I know this.
And how -- they make sure that you know that.
Because whenever I questioned anything I say that I want to.
I want to find out more.
I would like to have information on how -- how my son died why why wasn't -- this step down.
Nobody ever gets back to me they haven't gotten back to me yet -- -- And eight as you watch eleven months almost eleven months now -- -- since that that terrible day.
And it's not simply you know this is a nation being stonewalled by this White House this president this administration.
This State Department.
We know so little about what happened that night.
To -- to your son to the three other Americans.
And we know nothing about what specifically they were doing.
Or -- What the administration is doing.
Two to bring justice for each one of those men killed that night.
Or to bring justice.
For their purpose of just simply doing the right thing in the war on terror against these terrorists.
What are your thought well.
What part what part of they don't care -- do you not understand.
Do you think -- -- -- I think it's that simple they they're just concerned about themselves and their own political ambitions and and did direction that they're going and they don't care about anybody else -- -- people are just getting in the way.
And I hope to get in the -- a -- if I can't.
Well -- getting -- is is in is one thing you're also working to make certain that.
This doesn't happen to other Americans serving this country.
Absolutely what what are your thoughts about folks what do you hear from folks who were serving our government oversees.
-- what is the response torture trying to do.
I've heard nothing.
-- -- I have no contact with anybody overseas.
I -- -- get with anybody other than other than here here's a good one.
What are the terrorists even got get in touch with me.
I I didn't I'm being.
Email by a terrorist -- I don't I don't know how to react to that I wish I did have somebody to talk to that I -- that could help explain some of this to me.
But this is the only thing I hear I hear from the media.
I hear from.
A terrorist in one instance.
Even though he says he's not a terrorist anymore he's reformed.
I don't understand I don't understand what's happening at all nobody has explained anything to me.
My son is dead I keep asking they keep promising and I get nothing.
I had to say about it.
First who is the terrorists that you've heard -- As somebody card yet yeah out yet moved.
Earth -- island showed the name yet yet -- We'll real bucks or something like that we'll follow up review fear in and.
You and rule and we're gonna stay in touch route that we want I hope so I -- want to find out I -- know.
Now we all there we all -- and we wanna say thank you personal for your time.
You're with us tonight and we thank you for the service -- your son.
And our deepest sympathies for -- for your -- That rewarding you will stay in touch and we will continue to assist you in any way that we can't -- -- thanks so much --
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