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Little Describes Pentagonís Benghazi Decision Process
American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | Jim Garamone

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..

//Snipp//

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at defense.gov ...


TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: benghazi; dempsey; ham; little; panetta; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi; travesty
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To: TigersEye

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.


21 posted on 11/03/2012 12:49:43 AM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Rabin
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?

22 posted on 11/03/2012 5:19:57 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Rabin; Freee-dame; maica; MestaMachine
They are lying cowards and weasels.

Benghazi's Smoking Gun: Only President Can Grant Cross-Border Authority."


23 posted on 11/03/2012 6:37:39 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: TigersEye
Former SEAL: Obama Never Gave ‘Cross-Border Authority’ Orders


24 posted on 11/03/2012 6:54:03 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: TigersEye

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.


25 posted on 11/03/2012 7:43:32 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Rabin

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.


26 posted on 11/03/2012 8:33:59 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Georgia Girl 2
"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."

Apparently, that was the only contingency this admin. was prepared for.


27 posted on 11/03/2012 8:53:35 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: cyn

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.


28 posted on 11/03/2012 9:56:03 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Travis McGee
Wow! That's a big step towards a major media break. Unfortunately it will only reach the whole of the American people, and be believed, if the MSM covers it. At this point it's a double edged sword for them though. Their credibility will be shredded even if they report it because they waited so long.

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.

29 posted on 11/03/2012 10:09:55 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I’m not sure I believe that rumor. But I do believe your suspicion of the level of mendacity this administration is about.


30 posted on 11/03/2012 10:30:08 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye
This cartoon is so true.


31 posted on 11/03/2012 10:43:49 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

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.


32 posted on 11/03/2012 10:49:11 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

You’ve got that right. Right off the cliff, a big “rat flood.”


33 posted on 11/03/2012 11:03:46 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
Morning of the day after: The secretary ordered appropriate forces to respond

Their definition of "swift" is a bit weird.

34 posted on 11/03/2012 11:13:30 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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