I don't own a television, but I had a couple of errands to run, and I found myself eating a slice of pizza in a local joint and watching the 9/11 memorial festival on the local CBS affiliate. They were in the "S" and the friends I lost were in the "L" section (and one of them died years after the attacks from lung cancer brought on by his being engulfed in a toxic cloud for an hour or two). I pretty much wrote my piece on the aftermath of the attacks two years ago, and I don't have anything further to say about the subject.
This year, I imagine faux outrage about the Benghazi attacks will be interwoven with the 9/11 commemorations, at least among the right-wing set. We have already seen efforts to conflate the Benghazi attacks with the World Trade Center attacks and a Republican strategist claimed that the Benghazi attacks were worse than the WTC attacks- yes, a Republican actually had the nerve to claim that an attack on a remote consular post that killed four men was worse than an attack on the United States' premier city that killed approximately 3,000 individuals. When confronted with the ridiculousness of their Benghazi derangement, the conservatives respond with rage.
Conservatives always respond with rage- conservative pundits attacked the widows and the families of the fallen and various other demographic groups soon after the attacks. They ginned up violence against innocent Muslims, which spilled out into violence against non-Muslims who appeared "Muslimy" to the ignorant. Of course, the invasion of Iraq was the ultimate attack on innocent Muslims, with the WTC attacks used as an excuse.
Remembrance is appropriate. For me, reminders will come whenever I see the siblings, parent, spouse, or child of a fallen friend. It's in the absence that the loss becomes apparent- the empty seat at the table. A friend told me that his sister-in-law cries whenever she sees him because he looks so much like his dead brother. Remembrance is crucial, but rage, rage is poison. Rage just begets more violence, more rage, and that is a disservice to the people who lost their lives twelve years ago.
POSTSCRIPT: The right-wing authoritarian nut jobs just can't help themselves, they are still spouting idiocy twelve years after the attacks.