Skip to comments.Little Describes Pentagonís Benghazi Decision Process
Posted on 11/02/2012 9:53:32 PM PDT by Rabin
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2012 Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters today:
On Sept. 11, 2012, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and U.S. Africa Command commander Army Gen. Carter F. Ham discussed the situation in Benghazi soon after they were notified of the assault...
There were discussions here at the highest levels including the secretary as to what kind of response we might be able to provide..
Time passes. 0 heads off to bed, in the AM pauses but briefly for garden spin - then forward to Las Vegas...
Morning of the day after: The secretary ordered appropriate forces to respond, Those forces included FAST platoons from Europe, a special operations unit in Central Europe, and another contingent of U.S. troops from the United States...
Let me be clear. This department took swift action. We did respond. The secretary ordered forces to move. They simply were not able to arrive in time. DOD was preparing for a range of contingencies that day.
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The Boston Massacre, the skirmish at Lexington and Concorde, killed 8 Americans and launched the American revolution leading to the first Republic.
What we see in Benghazi is the first skirmish leading to the second republic, Marxist nationalist socialist eltists treasonously murdering four Americans in an arms deal gone bad in Libya, while supplying Islamist terrorist al Queda jihadists fighting a surrogate revolutionary war in Syria.
It will not stand. Free people will reject the lying Ogabe leadership and hold them accountable for their treason, sedition and murder of our own people. This treasonous unauthorized action will usher in the newly restored and reformed American government and freedoms, and do away with the tyranny that runs rampant in this land. God will bless our nation and restore freedom, life, and liberty. No more fear, evil, corruption and oppression from our own government.
The Marxists and progressive elitist thugs who have been trying to destroy our nation will be held accountable by the patriots, be sure ot that. Many more brave souls may fall in Defence of freedom and liberty, but make no mistake about it, the first skirmish is past.
There were discussions here at the highest levels including the secretary as to what kind of response we might be able to provide.
No contingency plans?
I suspect the swiftest action that was taken that night was relieving Carter Ham of commmand as he tried to send in a rescue force agains’t orders to stand down.
Now, we find out that we did have military in Libya and they went to Benghazi.
Liars. They told us this was about a movie. Liars. They said it was a demonstration. Liars. If we already had military in Libya, then what’s the problem with sending in more for a rescue? Liars. If we had drones flying over Benghazi every night, then why the supposed concern over violating Libyan airspace? Liars.
Apparently, that was the only contingency this admin. was prepared for.
I am not sure Gen. Ham did disobey orders. That is an unsupported rumor so far. It isn’t good for anyone in the military to disobey orders. There is of course a point where that would become a moral imperative. But it is, or should be, a very high threshold to cross and would most likely be a very costly decision to make no matter how clear the moral imperative was. And not just personally. When an officer disobeys orders there will be consequences for many especially those under his command.
I have been hearing numerous Fox employees and contributors excoriating the other networks in very harsh terms. Well deserved but still it was unexpected to be hearing it. I vacillate between who I want to see fall more, 0coward or the MSM.
I’m not sure I believe that rumor. But I do believe your suspicion of the level of mendacity this administration is about.
It is! I saw that the other day. We just need to make that a cliff at the finish line. Turn this into a buffalo drive.
You’ve got that right. Right off the cliff, a big “rat flood.”
Their definition of "swift" is a bit weird.
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