Skip to comments.Bret Baier confirms more Benghazi tips are coming in
Posted on 10/28/2012 7:23:28 PM PDT by bobsunshine
Fox News anchor Bret Baier, who has been a leader in coverage of the situation in Benghazi, confirms more tips are being received.
If indeed the former SEALs were painting a mortar position with a laser, one wonders what they believed might be able to put some steel on target.
But at the end of the day, even if one accepts the notion that a military option was too risky, why were the American People lied to for weeks on end?
It's the last part that should lead to senior officials losing their jobs. In an old school Westminster style government, Hillary Clinton would have been sacked a month ago. But does this go into the Oval Office?
That is who I was thinking but don’t remember for sure.
people will be talking about this for 100 years
it is amazing that only 45 seconds were devoted to it on the sunday shows
They did insert a ground team. That is how they got the 30ish people out of there. But those guys were caught up in Libyan red tape trying to get permission to go to the safe house and in getting transport to the safe house. Someone was too cowardly to shoot via air or was waiting for permission from the Libyans.
It's 467 miles from Naval Air Station Sigonella (on Sicily) to Benghazi. The gunship in question, the AC-130U maximum speed is 300 mph. So figure a couple of hours. Plenty of time to be relevant, at least with regard to the two SEALs killed by mortar fire, reportedly while painting the mortar crew with a laser designator.
Of course, if it's really true they were using a laser target designator, that means there must have been something up in the air that could make use of the target paint. Perhaps an armed drone? Or maybe a gunship actually was on site but was told to hold its fire.
And the forces that did go in were held up by the Libyans for 40 minutes at the airport.
Then why is the Zero Admin full of different versions and stonewalling?
Yes, but the question that was help available was wrong on its face! If it was not available, then the military was not prepared and is another bad problem (and actually I have to believe it was). If Geraldo was going to be thorough he would had continued this line of questioning.
There is little doubt that POTUS and the Administration stonewalled and provided conflicting information, it is simply a matter of why at this point. Geraldo does not seem to grasp the concept (against his liberal beliefs).
Mr. Woods said he held no hatred for Zero, but wonder if he had Zero in mind in his quote.
Answer: The President didn't do everything he could.
Here is a larger dilemma. On one hand we had a President who feared no branch of government when he sent our troops to Libya just a year ago. On the other, we have a President who would not call in extra support to assist Americans requesting military support. There is no way this is anything but a HUGE cover-up. If Obama wanted our Ambassador out, he would have made it out.
The Plane Affair is a complete joke compared to this, yet an entire bogus invesitgation was committed to that with the result being the wrong person in jail.
The John Batchelor Show ^ | October 27,2012 | John Batchelor
My fresh information is how to explain the surprising scale of the errors at Benghazi. It is useful to stipulate that the building where Ambassador Stevens was attacked was not a consulate.
It was a State Department residence that was maintained to provide an explanation for the presence of the CIA station that was about a mile distance --
I think Keane is a member of the West Point Protective Assoc.
I don’t trust him.
He is a brown nosing @zz hole.
This is much bigger than the Plame affair or the WaterGate affair! Unfortunately, the Media gave up their quest for media awards so that they could protect their own.
That is okay, the public has disavowed them anyway.
Breitbart ^ | October 27,2012 | Awr Hawkins
Posted on Sat 27 Oct 2012 17:57:42 PDT by penelopesire
A source inside of Russia claims Syrian militants are firing American-made surface-to-air missiles at Bashar al-Assad's warplanes. Russia has supplied many of those warplanes, so they see the situation as American weapons shooting down Russian planes. Russian Gen. Nikolai Makarov said: "We have reliable information that Syrian militants have foreign portable anti-aircraft missile systems, including those made in the USA... it should be cleared up who delivered them." Prior to Makarov's comments, there had been "unconfirmed reports" of Syrian rebels using shoulder-mounted missiles. This came to light when Syrian rebels claimed to have shot down a fighter jet near the Iraq border in August. Some have suspected the missiles could be U.S. Stingers. However, there is extant footage of Syrian opposition fighters using old Soviet SA-7 heat-seeking missiles to shoot at aircraft as well. Thus the bottom line is that confusion reigns, and Russia appears to be using the confusion to try to ascertain exactly where the U.S. stands.
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I agree, but up to a point. Most of these leaks are coming from the intel community, specifically the CIA Clandestine Service and their affiliated contractors. Their guys answered the bell that night in Tripoli, they asked for help and were left to die. They’re pissed (and rightfully so) at the civilian and military leaders who ignored their requests for assistance.
There are also leaks coming from others in the community; they’re upset over the politicization of intel associated with this event. There were clear indications it was a terrorist act within hours of the attack; yet the administration ignored those reports in favor of the “video” story and some senior intel leaders actually gave Obama cover on that point. That has angered a lot of analysts who’ve spent years developing expertise on terrorism in general and Al Qaida in particular. They see their work as being deliberately ignored in the name of political expediency, so in retaliation, they’re leaking just enough info—at the right times—to keep the story going and advance the narrative.
No one in Washington plays the leak game better than the spooks. And if my hunch is right, you’ll see even more major bombshells this week.
You have a whole load of career Civil Servants who now understand 0bama does not have their back
And just think how much money that would save....
If the Ambassador was dead, a few daisy cutters would have gotten the Islamist attention
This is not the normal Keane...somebody got to him that totally changed his view, must have been something big because he has been much more vociferous against the Obama administration until this last comment...even my wife was stunned at his comment!!!!!!!!!!
Heh, well there is definitely a good side to that...
Maybe Keane was protecting his retirement. Obama administration could find a way to strip that being the crooks they are.
Gen. Jack Keane was Vice Chief of Staff from 1999 to 2003, starting in the Clinton Administration.
I would suspect it is more likely CIA ops or special ops on the ground doing the leaking.....they want people to KNOW how vulgar this jack hole really is
Meanwhile Whoraldo reminded us again tonight the poor response by Bush vis a vis hurricane Katrina.
Keane’s remarks were cowardly and false. He tried to make it sound like the fight only lasted an hour. So how would anyone in DC know who was alive or dead at that point? Because we know they didn’t know that. But the fight continued on at the annex for 7 or 8 more hours.
An AC-130 would not be the proper vehicle for such an engagement. Even a Cobra or Apache could accidentally kill friendlies but would have been more surgical.
BRAVO ZULU, sweetie, from an old Navy hand.
In recent years it seems that “Political Correctness” has extended so far into the Rules of Engagement that we are more concerned about killing so-called “friendlies” than our own people being killed. Sorry, I don’t consider anyone that is in the vicinity of an attack such as this, a “friendly”. Better a thousand Libyan mothers crying for their lost children than ONE American mother!
Well, you could easily killed the embassy staff. An AC-130 basically mows down a football field at a time.
It is not precise targeting when those Gatling-type guns unleash.
The safe house was in a suburban neighborhood. They would have trashed the house trying to shoot anyone standing 30-40 feet away firing on the house.
Well, you could have easily killed the embassy staff. (with an AC-130). Obviously meaning “accidentally”.
Geraldo is one of life’s crosses to bear.
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