As U.S. Africa Command waited for any order to rescue Americans on Sept. 11 at the besieged consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, it was missing a key unit that the Pentagon gives every regional four-star commander — an emergency strike force. The new command’s lack of such a unit is another piece in the unfolding Benghazi timeline that shows an overriding theme: As radical Islamic extremism swelled in the chaotic coastal city, U.S. security assets in Libya diminished. From the State Department’s denial
'As it turns out, some special operations troops, likely from U.S. European Command, were moved to a naval air station at Sigonella, Sicily, but were never ordered to go farther.'' - article. The attack went on for 7 hours after having been telegraphed for months. NO excuses for not getting some kind of SO force there in time to have some effect.
Back up the bushere! We have had embassies and consulates in North Africa for decades and have been in the embassy protection business for hundreds of years. We had enough military assets in the area to provide some cover for those Americans, only we didn't have the political will to give the order. This is a total failure of character from the White House to the commanders in the area. Just disgraceful!
I think this was not a movie critics uprising. It was an al-Qaida operation triggered by a message from Aiman al-Zawahiri of the Muslim Brotherhood. Hillary removed forces that had asked to remain 60 days more. Hussein and Panetta cowardly let Navy Seals Woods and Doherty die for electoral purposes - not admitting al-Qaida is not on its heels. So they concocted the lie of a spontaneous uprising despite having seen the attack on direct TV for hours. Hussein referred to the Innocence of Islam video six times on September 25 in the United Nations General Assembly, no less, Barry Hussein Obama lied to US and to the entire world to help his re-election. And soon his October Surprise attack to some Camel bystander or aspirin factory is coming.
We need to head Hussein off before he wags the dog.
Why were General Ham and Admiral G. Fired by Panetta? Why did Hillary lie with the bodies of her dead lying in front of her? Do you think our country is safe in the hands of this Acorn Communist Organizer?
General Petraeus has washed his hands. General Dempsey is in it at least as deep as Panetta.
You know, The world has this idea of what Americans do when our people are at risk. We are the first on site of an international catastrophe. At times of turmoil here at home when dangerous situations arise, we move heaven and earth to rescue and help. It happens time and time again because it is who we are. More than that, our military is known for never leaving any man behind. Without thought to their own safety, our Soldiers commit heroic acts to ensure that their fellow men and women are rescued.
Although I do not have all the facts in the Banghazi situation, I can't for the life of me wrap my brain around the fact that this President and his administration did nothing for seven hours when our people were under direct attack by blood thirsty barbarians who want nothing more than to kill us. Then to find out our Ambassador and the small security team stationed there repeatedly requested more security for months prior to this attack and were denied is beyond belief. Obama and his cronies have committed acts that have trampled our Constitution, but that all pales in comparison to this dereliction of duty by the CIC, SECDEF, and Secretary of State. What we are seeing played out on the world stage is total incompetence brought on by political expediency and Obama must be held accountable. He is a disgrace to the office of the Presidency of the United States of America.
Now -- let me get this straight..... The fight went on for seven hours -- the drone was sending pictures to the White House -- the Ambassador and the Navy Seal were pleading for help -- AND -- obama flew off to lasvegas for a fund raiser????
Obama wanted that video to be blamed so badly he repeated over and over the video was the cause and the US government had nothing to do with it. The video maker was arrested and will be held until after the election. As far as I know, there has been no communication with the video maker, no questions asked of him. That just seems strange to me.
The Washington Times tries to identify a middle path. They cover parts of the story and float some new excuses that regular assets weren't available. If the full story breaks out they won't look like they were totally in the President's pocket.
I wish some posters would stop trying to embellish this sad tale with unneeded exaggerations. It is not necessary, it is plenty bad already without trying to make it worse with.
The most common exaggeration is that 2 Navy Seals were killed. Not true. While both of these brave men died American heroes, neither of them were Seals. They were ex-Seals and no longer even in the military. When they died they were working as mercenaries for a private company. When it hit the fan, their Seal training enabled two of them to hold off hundreds of crazed muslims for hours.
I am not denigrating these brave men in any way, I just don't want to help the libs. The libs will seize on something like this and use it to dismiss the whole thing as nothing but a right-wing rant.
So they had the asset (Drone) to send to watch the Embassy burn and four Americans die but no additional resources to send? Kinda curious what type of Drone was it? Could it be armed? Was it armed? At this point in the game I wouldn't be surprised if it was.
This is no right wing rant. Not even close. These people were left without help and they died because someone in charge decided not to help them. That someone was the POTUS. Simple, sickening story and it's short.
It's that incompetant George Bush. He didn't have a policy in place to protect these people. What a wimp. Obama vows that if re-elected he will fight hard to change those policies . His highest priority is to protect Americans.
Regardless of his birth certificate, Obama is not an American. He was not raised in America or by Americans (his mother and her parents were American in name only, they were Communists), has no history as an American and cares nothing about American history. He feels no allegience or loyalty to America and has no clue what the American spirit or will is. The result it a man who cares nothing about Americans other then their vote potential.
I don't think it's ranting to call the ex-Seals Seals; everyone understands that they were former Seals, but it's a shorthand way of describing them. But also, seems to me ex-Seals are like ex-Marines, no "ex" about it; you're one for life.
These two heroes allowed the 30 CIA people to be rescued or there would have been 34 deaths on the Preezy's hand. I'm just appalled there is not more outrage and now the storm is going to sweep it under the rug.
A single fighter from Italy could have been staffing the attackers within an hour. don't tell me they lacked a reponse force. I'll bet the drones that were watching the whole thing had hellfire missiles and could have taken out the attackers' mortor site with the push of a button.
One has to wonder how on earth this incompetant narcissistic person in the WH is Allowed Permitted to control who is to die or not die. This idiot was adamamant that the Benghazi murder of Consulate US Personel were not to be helped, Remember Obama was shooting off his mouth to the world a week or so before Benghazi that it was ME ME that had killed OSAMA and other El Quada top brass. This El Quada Benghazi afilliate were hopping mad at Obama and on the 19 th sept they planned and executed the killing and destruction of our Consulate. They did not pick the week before or the week after it was on the day OSAMA murdered 3000 innocemt people in the USA perished injured or burnt to death. To cover his OSAMA death boasting he had to insure that Libya was tranquil and no El Quada .Obama pertetuated a lie that the spontaneous mob was the result of the anti Muslim video. Obama over a week was still trying to claim that consulate burning and deaths was due to the video.Fighter jets could have been ordered from Sigonella Sicily within 15 mins flight time their presence would have deterrred the attackers to back off the Consulate, Slower transports with shock troops marines or green beret would then be lowered into the Consulate compound. Again how can this individual be allowed to wait and see in real time the certain deaths of these heroes. As a father of one of them said better to die as a heroe than live as a coward.Ex Navy myself OBAMA SHOULD BE COURT MARTIALED.
No, No. On Bryan suits show of KFI640 in L.A on sun night they discussed a rapid reponse force ,faster than Delta. They train all the time and are hready to go in w/o fore knowlege of anything and assess and fight and win. Once finished they go out quietly like their arrival/ these special forces are no secret just no talked about much. I don't think he could say whee tehyare HQ'd or stationed but very close by
Where are the dead attackers? One of the first reports was that there were no dead attackers, only Americans. What were the Seals doing for seven hours? This story stinks like obama's breath in the morning.
Once a Seal always a Seal. They like other special Forces operatives are among the most dangerous men on earth. Obama has methodically set them up for elimination at every turn since he rushed to declare he got Bin Laden. Why? We can presume he has made a deal to leave them in no win situations to appease the muslims who vowed to take his head. Mr. Woods is correct about cowards and Obe is one.
In the last presidential election, Americans voted for a black candidate to show it's OK to vote for a black candidate.....
In this presidential election, Americans will show it's OK to NOT vote for a black incumbent because he's proved he's a fraud, an anti-American and a puppet, dancing at the end of strings being jerked by George Soros and other rabid anti-Americans!
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