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Officers Say No Stand-
Down Order For Benghazi

Associated Press, by Bradley Klapper & Donna Cassata

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/11/2014 4:43:12 AM

WASHINGTON -- Military officers testified that there was no "stand-down order" that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Their testimony undercut the contention of Republican lawmakers. The "stand-down" theory centers on a Special Operations team - a detachment leader, a medic, a communications expert and a weapons operator with his foot in a cast - that was stopped from flying from Tripoli to Benghazi after the attacks of Sept. 11-12, 2012, had ended. Instead, it was instructed to help protect and

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/11/2014 6:22:33 AM     (No. 9919393)

THEN LIARS.......IF there was no "stand-down" orders.....why were Americans SLAUGHTERED? Do you really expect intelligent persons to fall for your tactics? Really?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JimS, 7/11/2014 6:27:56 AM     (No. 9919400)

I don´t believe a word of this.
Wasn´t a much-decorated African American general, who was in command of a military response team re-assigned from duty after stating that there was a stand down?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 7/11/2014 7:52:39 AM     (No. 9919472)

Probably wise to consider the source(s)-AP/OP

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pearson365, 7/11/2014 7:53:51 AM     (No. 9919475)

Purpose of this AP article is twofold: to discredit anyone who has questions about why Obama allowed a US ambassador and others to be murdered in Benghazi and then lied about it; and to undermine Trey Gowdy´s efforts to seek the truth behind the multiple lies by allowing Obama to say that this is old news.

This is the second AP article by Klapper & Cassata that seeks to discredit the investigators rather than investigate key issues such as: Why Ambassador Stevens wasn´t protected when he pleaded for security; why he was in Benghazi to meet with the Turkish ambassador; what the 32 CIA agents were doing at the annex; why all CIA participants were hidden from Congress for almost a year; and why the US military did not respond to an attack that lasted between 12 to 16 hours? Instead, the two AP reporters are seeking to discredit Repubs for having the audacity to question the always honest and open Obama administration.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MattMusson, 7/11/2014 8:12:24 AM     (No. 9919501)

The check is in the mail. I gave at the office. There was no stand down order.

Yeah... right.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Achilles, 7/11/2014 9:12:23 AM     (No. 9919583)

The top brass are politicians and lack credibility.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 7/11/2014 10:24:03 AM     (No. 9919685)

Parsing.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/11/2014 12:17:41 PM     (No. 9919870)

When the attack on the consulate became known, someone´s priority was to evacuate the Embassy in Tripoli and destroy information and hard drives.

FTA: Though not under any known further threat, the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, was evacuated early in the morning of Sept. 12, its sensitive information and computer hard drives destroyed. Diplomats and military officials left in armored vehicles for a classified U.S. site several miles away. Upon arrival there, the head of a small detachment entrusted with training Libyan special forces told his higher-ups he wanted to take his four-member team to Benghazi.

Who made the call of Tripoli instead of Benghazi. This detachment of 5 men were the only military assets in country. Choosing to devote them protecting Tripoli meant that any military action would have come from out of country and would require a cross border authorization.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/11/2014 3:48:30 PM     (No. 9920181)

Not long after the incident it was stated and questioned about the stand down order. But as there was a poster who shared the knowledge of ´would require a cross border authorization´ we accepted the fact.

If no SD order, then communications breakdown occurred as an authorization necessary for the mission was never requested. The WH is not only inept at math...it is also inept in logical conclusions. No skin off their nose. They could have cared less that brave AMERICANS DIED And why?......due to the stupidity of the regime.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: agrunt, 7/11/2014 4:06:24 PM     (No. 9920209)

Stand down order not needed. Permission to bring troops over borders needed and not given. That permission was requested and no answer given, so that is why the “we didn’t have time” statement was given. Ok how did you know how long the fight was to go on? No matter how they twist and turn they can’t get away from not having the ability to respond quickly. Remember the question from the big H about the telephone call in the night? Well they both failed.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jglas, 7/11/2014 4:34:38 PM     (No. 9920238)

Whenever a military unit has to cross another country´s border it requires an authorization from the president. The night Benghazi went down Obama was not to be found and so no one could go even though they were ready. It has been speculated that this was exactly the desired effect, the military could not be launched but Obama couldn´t be blamed. That´s why it´s so important to find out where Obama was that night and what he was doing. He is very purposely not forthcoming about it.

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