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Obama-Clinton's DARK SECRET : Benghazi Stinger Missiles preventing U.S. Air Support for Iraq ?
Commentary-Analysis | 2014-06-13 | Patton@Bastogne

Posted on 06/13/2014 3:03:26 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne

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Why hasn't President Obama unleashed U.S. Air Power (close-air support) to assist Iraq's democratically-elected government from being conquered by ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) ?


What about Al-Qaeda's GIFT from Obama-Clinton of over 400 Surface-to-Air missiles stolen from Libya's former military arsenal ?


Is Obama afraid of being caught with "blood on his hands" with the death of U.S. Air Force / Army pilots ...

... killed when providing CAS (close-air-support) to prevent Iraq from being conquered by the ISIS ?



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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: benghazi; clinton; iraq; isis; obama; stingermissiles
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1 posted on 06/13/2014 3:03:26 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne
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To: Patton@Bastogne

One can speculate. Sadly, in this case, facts are harder to come by.


2 posted on 06/13/2014 3:05:30 PM PDT by Owl558 (Those who remember George Santayana are doomed to repeat him)
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To: Owl558

This is unbelievable but unfortunately I believe it.


3 posted on 06/13/2014 3:06:22 PM PDT by jayrunner
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Obama’s gifts of 20,000 MANPADs, sarin gas,
and SAMs, and more to ISIS (then “the rebels”)
are meant to murder stupid cracker Americans
who ARE not protected like the EXEMPT
.... but later. Later.


4 posted on 06/13/2014 3:07:01 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Bingo!


5 posted on 06/13/2014 3:07:35 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Patton@Bastogne

How well trained must a person be to hit an F-16 at strafing speed with a Stinger?

Are Stingers Laser/Fly-by-wire/IR or just old “Canon EOS”, AKA: point and shoot?


6 posted on 06/13/2014 3:07:36 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Obama can only do what the Iranians and Sauds let him do. According to a Saudi Prince, American drones are about to provide air support for Iranian ground forces.


7 posted on 06/13/2014 3:10:49 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Range is 3 miles, max speed in Mach 2.2.

I think the training needed is probably minimal.


8 posted on 06/13/2014 3:11:11 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Shoulder held missiles can’t reach B-1s flying at 36,000 ft doing Mach 1.5.


9 posted on 06/13/2014 3:11:20 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Hillary 2016! Really??? That's Retarded Sir.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Also, laser guided with low frequency — theoretically, the target does not get warned of a missile lock. So, when you get blown out of the sky, it’s a surprise.


10 posted on 06/13/2014 3:12:24 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Given the rag tag nature of the invading ‘army’, we could rain on their parade very nicely using nothing but drones.

I don’t think the problem is missing stingers, it is missing testicles.


11 posted on 06/13/2014 3:13:09 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name (\w)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Or he could want them to take over Iraq. He sure had no problem with them taking over Egypt and Libya. Heck he even wanted to help them in Syria as well. What we got in the WH is a Islamo who wants to be a hero to Islam.


12 posted on 06/13/2014 3:13:23 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Well there is one sure way to find out —

Put a gaggle of Generals on a plane to Bagdad and see how many of them chicken out at the last minute.


13 posted on 06/13/2014 3:14:56 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Patton@Bastogne
I think I have seen more damage from incompetency from this one particular POTUS than the previous 43 combined. The scandals and f' ups are happening so rapidly that it is like the little dutch boy trying to stop the leaks in the dike.

Nero was violin player, I guess Obama is a golfer.

14 posted on 06/13/2014 3:16:09 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: justa-hairyape

15 posted on 06/13/2014 3:16:35 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

B1s don’t do Cas or drop bombs from Mach 1.5. Nor can the stingers reach above about 10k regardless of the speed.


16 posted on 06/13/2014 3:18:58 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: catfish1957

Isn’t O going golfing and fund-raising this weekend? Who’s in charge at the WH while all of these crises unfold?


17 posted on 06/13/2014 3:19:51 PM PDT by grania
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To: grania

Jarrett


18 posted on 06/13/2014 3:20:14 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Ray76
ie: Jarrett in charge

Is that constitutional?

19 posted on 06/13/2014 3:20:58 PM PDT by grania
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To: catfish1957

Kenyan's foreign policy: "blah, blahh, blaaahhhhh...."

20 posted on 06/13/2014 3:21:20 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Yes, the Obama/Hillary chickens are coming “home” to roost. First to overseas “homes” and then to the Homeland—to airplanes you and/or your love ones may be flying.

Barry, you were right-—you’re standing with your fellow Muslims as times get tough.


21 posted on 06/13/2014 3:21:35 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Patton@Bastogne

i agree with you to a point.

obama isnt afraid of being caught at anything. he is way past that.

the queer-in-chief is at the “so what are you gonna do about it ?” stage of trying to become a dictator.


22 posted on 06/13/2014 3:23:23 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Remember the guys McCain met with, the good Syrian rebels, they are about to concur Iraq.

Obama the Sunni that he is, is middle management at best. The Saudis and Qatari’s make the calls. Half baked, half Kenyan, full Marxist, Sunni Obama might serve them Cous-Cous but that’s it.


23 posted on 06/13/2014 3:24:04 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: catfish1957

He’s not incompetent.

If he was incompetent, he’d “get it right” once on a while, just by accident.

He never gets it right; therefore he’s doing it intentionally.


24 posted on 06/13/2014 3:26:34 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Diogenesis

Obama has clearly committed treason. Will he ever be tried for it? No, they just continue to fund his vacations and fund raisers. Pitiful Congress. Democrats should be just as horrified too. Another moment for the Republicans to say “the democrats approved of the weapons going there, therefore they wanted Americans to die” Just say it whether it’s true or not. That’s what they do.


25 posted on 06/13/2014 3:35:34 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Patton@Bastogne

I would be willing to bet the problem is MORE
than “stingers”...


26 posted on 06/13/2014 3:36:23 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

It is a conundrum for Obama, he can bomb the insurgent and risk being shot down with his own gift missiles to alcaida and assist the assist the Iranians at the same time, or he could help the terrorist he is arming in Syria, eider way you loose


27 posted on 06/13/2014 3:38:28 PM PDT by munin (MSNBC?)
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To: grania

Then Jarrett is cause of all of this. Things are going like she has planned. It’s her fault. She is committing treason too.


28 posted on 06/13/2014 3:39:08 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Patton@Bastogne

The U.S.just shipped some Brand new F-16I’s to Iraq.We had better have those planes on the target list along with the other sophisticated weaponry we left them.


29 posted on 06/13/2014 3:39:47 PM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: puppypusher

It’s strange how fast all of this went down the minute the Taliban members were released and they got the deserter out of there. Why then? Did they know this was going to happen? Is that why they had to get Bergdahl out of there so quickly? Strange.


30 posted on 06/13/2014 3:42:32 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: grania

Of course not.


31 posted on 06/13/2014 3:47:12 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
Why hasn't President Obama unleashed U.S. Air Power (close-air support) to assist Iraq's democratically-elected government from being conquered by ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) ?

Becaue he wants Iraq's democratically-elected government to be conquered by ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant).

32 posted on 06/13/2014 3:51:14 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Do we have any tactical nuclear tipped cruise missles left?


33 posted on 06/13/2014 3:52:56 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Trust me - that’s not the reason. We never sell a weapon we cannot defeat - especially in that area of the world.


34 posted on 06/13/2014 3:54:55 PM PDT by impactplayer
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To: impactplayer

So.. what’s the reason?


35 posted on 06/13/2014 4:10:28 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Yes of course.


36 posted on 06/13/2014 4:13:35 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: ClearCase_guy

Disappointing we don’t have countermeasures against our own stuff...


37 posted on 06/13/2014 4:15:53 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: txhurl

Ubama is building a caliphate


38 posted on 06/13/2014 4:42:30 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: jayrunner

I’m willing to believe it as well, but we may never know for sure.


39 posted on 06/13/2014 4:47:25 PM PDT by Owl558 (Those who remember George Santayana are doomed to repeat him)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
"Or he could want them to take over Iraq. He sure had no problem with them taking over Egypt and Libya. Heck he even wanted to help them in Syria as well. What we got in the WH is a Islamo who wants to be a hero to Islam."

Dumping Mubarak and bankrolling the MB in Egypt should have been America's REALLY BIG CLUE.

40 posted on 06/13/2014 4:48:36 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Ray76

Built it. Baghdad is apparently going to lay down as ISIS/L approaches.

As I was saying, as a Texan, this removes the halt in the momentum of eradication like when we used to have to ask Comanche? Apache? Cherokee? 150 years ago.

And I’m going to study: just how constructed is this Sunni/Shia schism?? Who built THAT?


41 posted on 06/13/2014 4:55:06 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

I don’t think so. A column of 50 Toyota pickups ambling down a road is the kind of target every military person dreams of. There’s no armor on those pickups. Honestly, a kid with a brick could cause some serious damage from about thirty feet.


42 posted on 06/13/2014 4:55:16 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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I had that same thought. The Iraq army obvious doesn’t care to fight. Just one M2 Bradley with 25mm chain gun should be able to shred a column like that.


43 posted on 06/13/2014 4:58:51 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

There’s absolutely no doubt whatsoever, at least to me, that this guys #1 priority is to radical Islam. No doubt whatsoever. I sort of got that impression when on his very first day in office Jan. 20th 2009, the very first thing he did was run to the phone and try to close Gitmo. Above EVERYTHING else, freeing terrorists were his #1 priority. Then later on his fanatical insistence that Khalid Sheik Mohammed be tried in New york city as a US citizen with full constitutional rights. Why? So he has a better chance at freedom. This guy needs to go ASAP and Democrats know it and Republicans know it, but because all they do is worry about their own selfish asses, none of them do anything, so as a result this clown continues to run amok on a daily basis. We got the enemy in the White house and it’s all on the asses of these clowns in Congress who do absolute shet about it!


44 posted on 06/13/2014 5:03:58 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Recall the Cairo speech.


45 posted on 06/13/2014 5:05:14 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

And the hits just keep on coming!


46 posted on 06/13/2014 5:11:22 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

N.B.: “The battery of a Stinger lasts for four or five years.”


47 posted on 06/13/2014 5:18:49 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
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Four or Five years ?

A lithium-Ion battery ?



With that short of a life-time, then it behoves the bad guys to use them soon ...

unless, of course, they reverse-engineer the battery module and associated electronics interface ...

with Chi-Com help ...

and now the Stingers have a very long service life, indeed.



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48 posted on 06/13/2014 5:54:42 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: I cannot think of a name

BINGO!

And where did these ragheads get billions of dollars worth of weapons and all the other resources needed to wage an all-out war?

And why has Obama been smiling so much lately?


49 posted on 06/13/2014 5:59:23 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: Uncle Chip

Brilliant idea!


50 posted on 06/13/2014 6:00:46 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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