Skip to comments.Libya Rescue Squad Ambushed; Two Americans Killed
Posted on 09/14/2012 12:00:48 AM PDT by GVnana
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A squad of U.S. troops despatched by helicopter across the Libyan desert to rescue besieged diplomats from Benghazi on Wednesday ran into a fierce overnight ambush that left a further two Americans dead, Libyan officials told Reuters.
Accounts of the mayhem at the U.S. consulate, where the ambassador and a fourth American died after a chaotic protest over a film insulting to Islam, remain patchy. But two Libyan officials, including the commander of a security force which escorted the U.S. rescuers, said a later assault on a supposedly safe refuge for the diplomats appeared professionally executed.
Miscommunication which understated the number of American survivors awaiting rescue - there were 37, nearly four times as many as the Libyan commander expected - also meant survivors and rescuers found themselves short of transport to escape this second battle, delaying an eventual dawn break for the airport.
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Hang fire, this is a day-old story we have no information on. Were these the two marines dead at the embassy, or a further two marine now dead. Nothing on the wire yet. If it is a further two killed, was the chopper shot down? What happened?
“A U.S. official told POLITICO: There’s no intelligence indicating that the attack in Benghazi was premeditated.
A report said the location of the safe house and a list of Libyans who are helping America was taken from the consulate.
These are the two SEALs who were killed. I am guessing.
Then what’s the story. Were they ambushed attempting a rescue, or were they already at the embassy defending it?
I am guessing they were killed while allowing the consulate personnel escape. Too many bodies to move at once. Again, I am guessing. And I did not read the article.
Don’t believe anything a U.S. official says.
A stinking confusing mess!
Not that our “leaders” are any help...
My take from reading a bunch of stories tonight is that they were in Libya on another assignment. They were sent in to extract the consulate officials who were under fire. They were ambushed. There were more bodies to move than they had expected. And they were not prepared for the number of combatants.
The two SEALs who were killed were among the best of the best. They saved those who could be saved. They gave their lives In the process.
Sending 50 Marines against an entire country is BS.
This guy stinks on ice.
My impression...the Libyan attackers were conducting a fully planned operation, and anticipated every step the Americans would take. I’d take a strong guess that someone on inside of the top level of the Libyan gov’t had a hand in the planning of this.
Well, we already know Libyan authorities were complicit in the murders. Now they’ve suddenly come up with 4 suspects in custody. How convenient!
This was mentioned yesterday. There was confusion if the two troops were part of the 4 reported killed.
“a fourth American died after a chaotic protest over a film insulting to Islam”
I may be senior citizen material, but I am yet to be drooling on myself and know this is a flat out lie. Sadly, knowing Dems, they’ll buy this propaganda.
High gas prices, islamic uprising, sacked embassies, a botched rescue mission with helicopters in the desert. I’d swear it’s the late seventies all over again.
I want to know how many of the ambushers were killed and/or wounded.
We have no Reagan on the horizon.
The linked to Reuters article was published Wednesday and is probably what the CNBC article/FR thread was based on.
Where’s Obama today? Chilaxing??/
Is it war yet, Jimmuh?
Time for the Obama’s to go on vacation again... /sarc
A US official told POLITICO: There is no intelligence. The attack in Benghazi was premeditated (but we won’t admit it, because then we’d look stupid).
Have the hostages been secured yet in Benghazi? Are they having fun over at the Libyan embassy in Washington?
Id take a strong guess that someone on inside of the top level of the Libyan govt had a hand in the planning of this.
I’d take a strong guess that they had help from someone inside the top level of the US gov. Think Huma.
These murders and rapes were PLANNED by Obama/Clinton
and the DNC/StateDept.
The treason was condoned by the US Congress
which is ONLY busy fulfilling its greed while
leaving all borders open.
America HATES the Congress for this.
Jimmie Carter II
Jimmie Carter II
The US Govt. is now leaking out the bad information in dribs and drabs.
Those Fockers are keeping information from us for absolutely political reasons.
Jimmy Carter all over again!
Black Jimmah spending to much time drink’n white house Billy beer brewskis instead of going to national security meetings.
“The accuracy with which the mortars hit us was too good for any regular revolutionaries.”
Seriously scary stuff...when we praise an incoming attack, that says, to me, things like Iran’s finest, or other top-line troops (Russian, Chinese, Norks?) were there and coordinated things. This was a lot more than some people upset by a movie.
This is clearly a workplace man-made disaster.
Meanwhile Empty Chair is studiously pretending to ignore the situation while conducting Business as Usual (campaigning, skipping briefings). He's relying on his faithful Big Lie Media Brigade to wash this hideous mess away with a few iterations of the "spin cycle".
Unfortunately for him, the foreign media didn't get the "Conceal Obama's and Hillary's Perfidy at All Costs While Attacking Romney" memo.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
LIBYA FAILS POWELL DOCTRINE
The Hill.com ^ | March 24,2011 | Dick Morris
Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 12:01:39 PM by Hojczyk
The doctrine has three main precepts: Avoid mission creep, clearly define your goals, and plan an exit strategy before you go in. Obama’s Libya intervention flunks on all three counts.
So does Afghanistan.
The Powell Doctrine is of no interest to Obama or his minions.
Any news of bodies? Where are they?
We should believe they are dead? Why? Because our trustworthy ally who allows an attack tells us that this is so?
Is anyone else out there getting a little afraid that Obama is enjoying this? Let the tensions grow, allow Iran to build a bomb that hits our shore, declare martial law, postpone the US election. Hmmmmmm
I guess I sound crazy, but then again, he has no problem with taking over 15% of GDP without any mandate from the people. He has no interest in governing, his interest is in ruling and making himself a popstar.
And this President needs the same treatment as that one.
AND what are the mediaBASTARDS reporting on at this very moment? THE ROMNEY GAFFE and it’s BUSH’s fault along with the film director. NOT A PEEP about the Black Turd!! Watch for an address to the nation from the Ojoker later on.
I have looked in vain for followup or clarification to this story; can anyone shed any light?
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