A U.S. ambassador is missing and his diplomatic team is desperately fighting off terrorist attacks. Our commander-in-chief and his national-security team in Washington are listening to the phone calls from the Americans under attack and watching real-time video from a drone circling overhead. Yet the U.S. military sends no aid. Why? (Snip)Our diplomats fought for seven hours without any aid from outside the country. Four Americans died while the Obama national-security team and our military passively watched and listened.
This is the first account I've seen that indicates that Obama, Biden, and Panetta met only one hour into this 6-hour attack, knowing it was in progress, and did nothing. Nothing. That's not just "passive groupthink", that's gross dereliction of duty by the Commander in Chief. He was aware almost from the start that our consulate was under attack, and he did nothing.
To me that's not just a debating point, it's an impeachable offense.
What could those three have possibly been thinking as they watched this unfold? Surely they were given the desperate cables from our trapped ambassador. Fog of war? In a fog of war, you don't have a drone sending back real-time video of the attack.
This is an incredibly damning detail if true. The President, Vice President, and Secretary of Defense knew and did nothing.
At every attack on that embassy/consulate, the obama administration removed a layer of protection. Starting in the spring and advancing to August, a layer at a time was peeled off. If someone was writing a murder mystery, you couldn't leave more telling clues about the intent of the administration.
"our military passively watched and listened." The author has been watching too many Rambo movies. The military can do NOTHING until ordered by the CIC who in this case decided to huddle with his political buddies. Wouldn't be surprised to learn that several SO groups were standing by but never got the word to go.
One main error in this article. There is no indication that Ambassador Stevens was taken unconscious by do-gooders to the hospital. He was dragged through the streets and sodomized first. Only then did he somehow end up in the hospital already deceased. He was missing for upwards of 9 hours.
In my opinion Benghazi and the aftermath happened because the Obama Administration is totally consumed by the drive to re-elect President Obama. It is telling that we've not heard a word from the head of the CIA, Gen. Patreaus. We live in dangerous times.
IMHO, the 0bungler administration let these four men be murdered because they knew too much about 'Fast and Furious, Benghazi Edition' and the arms this administration was funneling under the radar to al qaida. JMHO.
If a group of friendlies kindly took Stevens to the hospital, how to explain the videos shown on Arab tv of him being dragged through the streets? The mob who found him alive and pulled him out didn't sound friendly to me. If I heard that mob outside my door I wouldn't be thinking "oh good, these nice people are here to help me."
Thanks for posting this article and to West for finally writing it!! I learned some new things as well. The Pres, VP, and his national security team all watched this in real time. Someone made the decision to NOT send in help. No other can take the blame for this but the president himself. State Dept can say they made the decision for not upping security before the attack, but even that should have been brought to the presidents attention. And I cant imagine that it wasn't.
Unfortunately, the impeachment clause does not have a provision for simply being too lazy or incompetent to do your job or dereliction of duty. It says "high crimes and misdemeanors."
Above poster is right, the military has to wait orders from the CinC. I think West meant that Penetta, Sec of Defense, was right there watching the video and did nothing. Of course, he also has to take orders from the president.
This is what happens when you get a bunch of women like Hillary, Susan Rice, Susan Powell, Valerie Jarrett, and Obama making the decisions: hand wringing and not wanting to do anything to get anyone hurt. Hillary has never been able to make the right decision on the big things. As a reminder: she was the one who kept advising to stonewall the Paula Jones case, letting it escalate to impeachment. She's not good about making the right call on the original action, but she is excellent in the following cover-up. This Benghazi thing has her stink on it, as well as Obama's. His is in the form of indecision, waiting to make a decision, changing his mind, hesitating, checking with Valerie, etc. The Dems can complain all they want about George W. Bush, but he could at least make a decision - and he had the right instincts on protecting our military members and citizens. Of course, he did not have divided loyalties, like Obama.
This sickens me to no end. To think that our "leader" sat around and watched this unfold. And did absolutely nothing. Please God, let all Americans understand that their vote against this horrid administration is a matter, very clearly, of life and death.
One piece missing from the story. If the aircraft with 22 men left Tripoli soon after the attack started, why did it take 6 hours for them to go 400 miles? so much about this event is shrouded in mystery. And remember Hillary campaigning against Obama saying he wasn't ready for the "3 am call" She was right. But then, she wasn't ready either and never will be. You need real men in these jobs (or women who think like real men, viz Lady Thatcher).
Hey, give President Blessed Hussein Obama a break: -while all this dreary stuff in Libya was unfolding, he had some serious things at the head of his agenda: giving child-rearing tips to Jay-Z and Beyonce, and partying in Vegas with his friends.
FTA: "For our top leadership, with all the technological and military tools at their disposal, to have done nothing for seven hours was a joint civilian and military failure of initiative and nerve.
And: "The U.S. military sent no aid. Why?"
Perhaps the Chairman of the joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, was too busy thinking up what he would say the next day when he phoned the crackpot Florida minister to beg him to not say anything bad aboud the terrorists.
There truly is NO ONE worth saving in this administration, because there appears to be no one in it who is willing to save US.
Special Ops units usually have what are known as quick action teams that can be on the way in a matter of minutes. They have their equipment at the ready at all times. We're not talking about a large body of personnel, but a squad or maybe two. These are highly trained men and VERY dangerous in a firefight.
Concerning flight time from Tripoli to Benghazi, I think I read somewhere that they were using DC3's. That airplane dates back to WWII days and earlier. They were some of the very first aircraft to engage in commercial flight. And they cruised at about 110KIAS(knots indicated air speed). So, it would take at least 3 or 4 hours to make the flight.
This is a clear case of just what Obozo and Co. were actually doing during the attack. And his actions and what he did later(going to Las Vegas for a fund raiser) should be brought up tonight by Romney.
Hmmm..sounds just like what happened Sept 2009 in Gangal ,Afghanistan . Marines were ambushed and pinned down and denied air support ... .because of Obama's pro Taliban , anti military ROEs. ( Which is another scandal ) The Marines begged for support and were denied for fear of hurting some locals. They eventually ran out of ammunition. Four Marines and 8 Afghan soldiers died . Three Marines and 19 Afghan soldiers were injured. The battle raged from dawn until 2 pm. " U.S. commanders, citing new rules to avoid civilian casualties, rejected repeated calls to unleash artillery rounds at attackers dug into the slopes and tree lines — despite being told repeatedly that they weren't near the village." "We are pinned down. We are running low on ammo. We have no air. We've lost today," Marine Maj. Kevin Williams, 37, said through his translator to his Afghan counterpart, responding to the latter's repeated demands for helicopters." McClatchy is the only organization that covered this scandal . " We're Pinned Down, Four US Marines Die In Ambush "
We have a Commander in Chief who always...always .. puts the welfare of Muslims above Americans. I think he gets pleasure when Americans, especially military members , beg for help.
#2 - the names you mentioned are the worst of the worst. But there are others and all of them have circled the wagons. Can't even imagine what kind of iron fist is holding them down: KGB is like kindergarten compared to this cabal!
This leaves me feeling nauseated. All of it does. What is the point to these drones, then, if not to render aid? Are the conspiracy theorists right? They are just for spying? Because, that's all they accomplished with this.
And #11, certainly, you know any move towards impeachment is an exercise in futility at this moment in time, as congress handles that, and until the elections, and God willing a Republican majority, it would be laughed off the hill.
This is the fourth article I've read in the last two days that continues to state that Stevens was taken to the hospital by the "ever-caring Muslim mob." Even the photos I saw on sites like Drudge had him looking bruised and broken (not to mention the European press, which reported him sodomized). Also, the photos I saw had gleeful Muslims, with cellphones, taking pictures with their "prize," the ambassador. Anyone can see when you're "helping" someone, you don't drag them by the arms backward. So why is this lie continuing?
Think Real--- impeachment is not started 2 weeks before a presidential election. If Romney is election start impeachment hearings before the end of November to confine the undone won from doing more damage. If those women were just petrified wringing their hands the men were not even doing that much. Obama it seems is still cowering from the muslim fallout brought on by his taking credit for killing Bin laden. From the Seal identity leaks to the downed copter ending the lives of 26 to this Libya disgrace he is probably trying to avoid a possible muslim sentence to remove him from the arena..
And now....as if there were any doubt... Obama is officially, OFFICIALLY worse than Carter. All the sycophants surrounding him are covered in his glory too. Has there ever been a bigger collection of mis-fits? The job description is actually pretty straight forward, "just don't screw up". That's all they're capable of doing! Epic fail!!!
Because they have a self-serving Campaigner-in-Chief leading from behind, in everything except political campaigning and fundraising, instead of a Commander-in-Chief serving the best interests of the United States of America and her citizens???
The only plane this CiC was ordering was to take him to Las Vegas to get aid from Jay-Z and Beyonce for another "attack" he is engaged in at the time.
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