Skip to comments.Benghazi Consulate Could Have Used Marines With Bayonets
Posted on 10/25/2012 7:21:59 PM PDT by raptor22
Scandal: More than six hours after terrorists attacked our consulate, former Navy SEALs manned a blood-soaked machine gun to defend U.S. territory. Meanwhile Apache helicopters sat on the ground in Italy.
At 4 a.m. local time on Sept. 11 six hours and 20 minutes after the initial attack began former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed at the CIA annex not far from the consulate by a mortar shell. The machine gun they were firing was encrusted with blood, an indication they continued to fight after being wounded.
During that eternity, Woods and Doherty might have wondered between gunfire and explosions where the military, with bases strewn across Europe, was. U.S. forces were indeed being moved like chess pieces as the attack unfolded, but none came to their aid because no one gave the order.
President Obama, perhaps preoccupied with his upcoming Las Vegas fundraiser, met with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Vice President Joe Biden in the Oval Office at 5 p.m. ET, a little more than an hour after the onset of the attack.
He could have given the order but did not, even after an email, in which the al-Qaida-tied group Ansar al-Sharia claimed responsibility, arrived at 6:07 p.m. ET to a distribution list that included the White House Situation Room.
A Special Operations force went from central Europe to Naval Air Station Sigonella in southern Italy, just 480 miles from Benghazi. F-16s and Apache helicopters remained parked and unused at Aviano Air Base in northern Italy. Two Navy destroyers already in the Mediterranean Sea were moved off the coast of Libya on the day of the attack but were never used.
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every account of what happened makes me exceedingly angry
how he wasn’t impeached immediately for dereliction of duty is beyond me
and now he’s trying to get another 4 years??
why haven’t SCORES of people been fired over this?
If Pannetta was the good guy on the OBL snuff, what was his role here? What did he want to do to do? Who overruled him? I find it out of character for him to be complicit.
IF WE WERE TO SEE THE ACTUAL AUTOPSY REPORTS, WE WOULD BE FURTHER ENRAGED!
MORE INFORMATION THAT THIS ADMINISTRATION IS KEEPING FROM THE PUBLIC!
FUBO! GET OUT OF THE PEOPLE’S HOUSE!
Why does this trio remind me of Curly, Larry, and Moe????
Because that’s what they are. Three Stooges.
I don’t know what Panetta’s problem was, Biden is an idiot, and Obama a damned Coward.
They are Sociopaths.....
They NEVER take responsability for their actions...
Look at Dan Rather...He STILL says He did nothing wrong.
They are incestuous inbred Gorgonite scum.......
Zero went to bed in his jammies watched David Letterman went to sleep..... cuddled with the Wookie..
AND 4 HEROS DIED... ON PURPOSE..
President Obama has a long history of vaccillating, procrastinating, ignoring, delaying, anything to prevent him from actually making a real decision that he might be held accountable for.
In a crises, he reverted to form. He decided not to do anything.
Come on. Nobody sleeps with the wookie...eeew!
The US Embassy in Barbados is guarded by Marines
The US consulate in Benghazi was guarded by the “Feb 17th Martyr Brigade”
No excuse, He could have ordered the planes to go. It would have taken an hour to get there. Plenty of time to discuss and decide on the final plan the help should take.
I am sure Obama could have talked to whoever the new government’s leader is and told him we are coming in and you are agreeing or no more nifty guns.
Jesse Jackson arrested in China protesting an american company that Bain capital sent there, Romneys fault
Michele Obama holds a $40,000 a plate fundraiser in Beverly Hills
Abu Garaib got about three months of contant hammering , Benghazi totally silent this evening on the Alphabet MSM
And, to add further insult to injury, the Executive Branch poobahs have more security 24/7 in Washington, DC than the Ambassador had in a FRicking WAR ZONE!
But that is consistent with a rumor that the real intent of the thugs who attacked the Embassy was to kidnap the Ambassador and hold him for ransom.
I read a most interesting email the other day which claimed that the Benghazi attack was the October Surprise gone bad.
The Ambassador was supposed to be kidnapped by Lybian thugs, according to the White House insider who leaked the info, and then Obongo Bozo was going to mount a rescue operation which would secure the Ambassadors FReedom and ensure Obongos re-election.
Things went terribly awry (can you believe that the embassy safe room did not have any OBAs (oxygen breathing apparatus?), the Ambassador died, and thus, a coverup became necessary.
Given the machinations of the Obongo Bozo regime, this is a plausible scenario, IMHO.
I hope Hitlery releases the documentation proving Obongo Bozo denied additional bodyguards. If she has the cojones to deny Obongo another term in office, she will be a genuine American hero.
One has to wonder what the October Surprise Plan B is?
Hopefully, there is not time to mount another operation of that nature between now and Nov. 6.
WHY? Why weren't the Apache helicopters sent to HELP? Why?
They stoof, they watched and our people died.