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Are Some in the Chain of Command Still Haunted by Carter's Failed Rescue in 1979?
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 10/26/2012 4:14:08 PM PDT by Kaslin

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RUSH: Now to the phones since it's Open Line Friday. Doug in San Antonio. Great to have you on the program, sir. Hello.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thanks. I wanted to speak to the question of when the president knew and why Secretary Panetta refused to support the CIA annex request either to move to the consulate or to reinforce. Within a few minutes of the consulate being under attack -- I'm a retired lieutenant colonel special operations planner for 15 years -- the personal security detail for the ambassador notified the communications room in Tripoli who then, on the top secret side, sent a message to the White House Situation Room that the ambassador was in peril, okay? And they did that by code word and it would have been within minutes of the attack commencing.

The White House Situation Room has a list of what's called Essential Elements of Friendly Information. That's the military's acronym for it, but they would have a similar thing, a critical information list. Certain things go right to the person that's standing next to the president, both military and civilian leadership. So he would have known within minutes or it's supposed to be informed within minutes because an ambassador is a four-star equivalent, very high, very important person, you know, represents the president and essentially is the president's -- you know, is the surrogate of the president in that country. So the White House cannot deny that the president knew immediately.

RUSH: They are. They are.

CALLER: Well, it's a bald-faced lie, you know. I'm giving you some inside baseball information --

RUSH: Look, I believe you. You're talking about watch desks. That tells me you know what you're talking about.

CALLER: Well, it's even a little more frustrating than that. So when that message, that code word goes out, flash traffic, that an ambassador is in peril, okay, the --

RUSH: We have heard this. In our parlance, the way we heard this, Doug, was essentially the panic button was hit. That's how this was explained to me the first time. Somebody who knew what they were talking about referenced this as a panic button essentially was hit, and that once that happens, everybody that receives it knows what's going on. There's no doubt about it. So that's pretty much true, right?

CALLER: Right. But it's even more detailed than that, Rush. What it means is when a code word goes out, there's standard operating procedures. The geographic combatant commander that's responsible for Libya would have been part of that message traffic, and his CINC's In-Extremis Force, which is, you know, a Special Forces unit --

RUSH: Okay, let me stop you there for another question, because what a lot of people have been told, the excuse that has been offered, in fact, from Condoleezza Rice on Greta Van Susteren a couple nights ago, the impression is, "Well, there's so much traffic coming in, there's so many e-mails, so many cables, so many memos, it would take somebody hours to sift through it." What you're telling me is that there are systems designed to penetrate all that in a real emergency?

CALLER: Well, there's three networks, Rush. The e-mails that have been released are unclassified e-mails. On the top secret side, a flash traffic message from the embassy Tripoli to the White House Situation Room, it's like an IM. I mean, it's immediately responded to. You have to acknowledge receipt of it. Okay? So it's immediate. It gets to the person, the watch officer sitting there, boom, flashes on his screen, he has to acknowledge receipt. And then there's a protocol for who he then sends it to. He physically turns to someone, the senior guy on watch, "This is a critical element of information. POTUS needs to hear this," and that's what would have happened.

So no one in the White House can deny that -- well, they can deny it, but the fact is the protocol says someone marched their happy little ass up to the senior guy standing next to POTUS and said, "Sir, ambassador in Libya is in peril." And if he was missing, that is even a higher precedence. And then the chain would have also gone out automatically to the geographic combatant commander, AFRICOM, and he would have then turned to his special operations commander and said, "I want the In-Extremis Force, you know, strip ready in five minutes." And evidently they were strip ready in Sigonella and they would have the assets to penetrate the airspace, you know, an MC-130 papa, which is a C-130 specially equipped with electronic countermeasures. They didn't need permission to enter Libyan airspace, okay?

I'm giving you a lot of Inside Baseball stuff, and maybe putting myself in a little peril by doing it, but the In-Extremis Force, they would have been chomping at the bit to do this. It was turned down, POTUS, at his five p.m. Eastern time meeting with the principals, that's when he put the kibosh on everything. It was a conscious act. It has to be because, you know, the In-Extremis Force is required to be prepared to do In-Extremis non-combatant evacuation operations for its geographic responsibility, the entire continent of Africa. So there's always somebody ready to go, and the aircraft are always prepared to go.

It's maddening to say that there was not intelligence. An intelligence guy is not a decision-maker. He's just some analyst dude that tells the decision-makers this is what we know. Well, the decision-makers who are so risk-averse now need perfect intelligence. They would have had to have, you know, in the calculus of this, to know that, whatever the attacking force was, if I put 15 or 50 or a hundred operators on the ground, you know, they'll have success. No one knows that. In soft planning, you plan to fail half the time.

RUSH: What about the story we've been told that not only was there so much traffic coming in that it was impossible to find the right stuff, which you've now explained, but they're also telling us that the president wasn't told for a while, and even now, as recently as today, they're saying that the three most recent e-mails -- it sounds like we're talking about -- flash traffic's not e-mails, right?

CALLER: Flash traffic is digital from station to station.

RUSH: Right. So they're misleading us left and right. They're trying to say, "Well, the president --" They will not explain. They will not tell us what happened to the three e-mails and why he didn't get them or why he wasn't told or when he knew or what. They're basically portraying the president as removed from all this.

CALLER: Well, the bottom line is a flash traffic saying that the ambassador is in peril, or, worse, missing, you know, the protocol is for someone to physically contact with a person in the chain that's supposed to determine what happens next. Now, I wasn't in the Oval Office so I can't --

RUSH: Let me ask you, the question came up yesterday that I couldn't answer, and I need to ask you, just from what you're saying. This is unreal, but let's assume they can't find POTUS, let's assume he's just not engaged. Who has trigger authority on a response to something like that? I mean, you say we don't need permission to send a C-130 in there to disrupt. Who orders it in there, in a situation like this? Who has the authority to order the C-130s wherever they are, Italy, wherever they are, to take action? If you can't find the president -- is the president the only guy that can give that order?

CALLER: No, sir. Okay? Basically in the absence of permissions, okay, you have standing orders. And one of the standing orders to geographic combatant commander is to observe life of American citizens --

RUSH: Exactly. Precisely.

CALLER: And he's a four-star, you know, he's in Germany. AFRICOM headquarters is in Germany, and their op-center would have been monitoring this in real time, 'cause it's part of their geographic responsibility. And they would have been going through the different permutations of courses of action of who can get there the quickest. Now, in their geographic area they have Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa, which is in Djibouti. I served there when it was the Joint Special Operations Task Force Crisis Response Element, and we have responsibility for all of CENTCOM and AFRICOM in Africa because at the time there was no AFRICOM. And we had the capacity to get from where we were in Djibouti to Benghazi in about three hours, four hours, depending on what we wanted to take. Now, if we wanted to go in there with a lot of operators, and at the time we had about a hundred operators, it would have taken us probably five hours.

RUSH: Okay, Doug, you're sitting out here, you obviously are intimately familiar with all this. So what's going through your mind, A, in real time when you hear about this, and then in subsequent days when you hear the excuses or explanations that have been offered for why no action was taken? I mean, I may be putting you on spot and you can't share that with us, but I gotta ask you.

CALLER: It stems from Desert One, Rush, it stems from the failure of Desert One during the Iranian hostage rescue. And what commander wants to repeat that, you know. Now, at the lieutenant colonel level, at the colonel level of the In-Extremis Force of all these different headquarters, State Department, everybody was saying, "Let's go! Let's get boots on the ground and kick these people's asses and get our people." But who makes those decisions? It's POTUS, V POTUS, State, and Def. And they had a five o'clock Eastern time meeting, and they said no. You know, we're willing to have the consulate overruled and the embassy overrun -- (phone connection goes bad)

RUSH: The fact that they're afraid of replicating Carter's boondoggle, that's not gonna fly with a lot of people.

CALLER: Well, sir, I hate to break it to you, but the people that are-four-stars right now, okay, were young officers, and they saw what happened to the leadership, okay? I'm not saying on the Special Ops side. You know, Special Ops guys --
RUSH: But I mean there are alternate explanations. There are political campaign explanations that people have conjured up to explain why Obama would not want any military activity taking place there in order to make sure that an image is created for his campaign: We're defeating Al-Qaeda. They're on the run. We got bin Laden.

CALLER: All those memes, you know, are probably in play, but mostly it's just incompetence and not understanding the principal of you don't leave anybody behind, okay?

RUSH: Doug, look, I know you've stuck your neck out here and you obviously know your stuff intimately well and I really appreciate your call. It's fabulous to get your input and knowledge on this. Somewhere, somebody refused to make a gutsy call.

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RUSH: Doug in San Antonio, Texas, kind of blows Leon Panetta out of the water, and Leon Panetta, we had a sound bite earlier, he said, "Well, we didn't have enough intel. We didn't know enough going on." My guess is that we knew everything, we knew it all. That's what he was basically telling us. We probably had those C-130s -- and we talked about these yesterday, these C-130 Hercules equipped to go in and disperse crowds, buzz low, disperse crowds. They're an hour away in Italy. It's a seven-hour operation. They probably are able to get the video feed in the cockpit knowing what's going on.

We are United States of America. We are the world's lone remaining military superpower. All of these things that we're being told we're not capable of doing, we didn't have the right intel, none of that is true. We're the United States of America. We have capability beyond that which anybody can conceive, a civilian, anyway. It's why it's kept secret. And the story that has been used to explain this is -- they've willingly said that they're incompetent. They've not used the word. They've willingly said that we're inept. "Well, there were so many e-mails coming in." We find out that there's a special code, flash traffic, it's got top secret code words, you get one of those, it flies to the top, response is required. It has to be walked up to the next person in command. Of course there are procedures like this in place.

It isn't like you sitting at your computer being inundated with e-mails at five in the afternoon or IMs and not knowing what to do. There are systems here, and they worked. They were in place. This was somebody who refused to make a gutsy call. This is why the families are upset. They find out what's going on, because they know the role of the president is to defend and protect the people who are in harm's way in this country, and that did not happen here. You heard him say that there's a lingering fear that's resulted in a defensive posture over the failed Carter effort in the deserts of Iran in 1979 to get the hostages out then, even though there have been many successful missions since. But if you doubt that, as some of you might have been hearing him, "Wait a minute, there really --" Remember, now, there are two kinds of generals.

There are warrior generals and there are politically correct corporate climb-the-ladder generals and admirals and what have you. And if you find this hard to believe, "Well, I do, Rush, because it's the military." The military is politicized just like anything. Remember the GOP. What is the primary reason the Republican Party is afraid of a conservative presidential nominee? Barry Goldwater's landslide defeat. It's what informs them to this day. They can't get over that. They don't see the Reagan landslides of '80 and '84. They see Goldwater '64. There are plenty of establishment types that do. So what Doug was telling us here is you got enough people in the chain of command who still have lingering fears over the debacle of Jimmy Carter's rescue attempt in 1979. That sounds hard to believe, but believe me, this guy knew what he was talking about. There can be no doubt about that.

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RUSH: Somewhere in North Carolina. This is John. Thank you for waiting, sir. Great to have you with us, sir.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. How you doing?

RUSH: Very well. Thank you.

CALLER: It's an honor to speak with you. I can't tell how long I've been listening. I just wanted to call and tell you that I don't understand how anybody in the military could support this administration. I currently just got back from Afghanistan, and if I'd-a known what I know now before I left I'd be nervous out of my wits, to know that if I go out on a convoy and I get stranded, that nobody's coming for me. It's just unreal.

RUSH: That's how you take this, huh?

CALLER: That's exactly how I take it. I don't see how anybody else could --

RUSH: Let's put ourselves in the place of these two Navy SEALs. They're at the CIA annex. They see what's going on at the embassy, the consulate. They see that there's no retaliation, nobody's doing anything about it. They know that everybody in Washington knows, and they ask for permission, they ask for some sort of response, and they ask for permission to go help, and they're denied three times.

CALLER: Correct.

RUSH: And they went anyway. Now, my contention -- you tell me. You sound like you're uniformed military, right?

CALLER: Roger that.

RUSH: I think these guys, these two SEALs, they had to know they were going in with no support and no cover. They had to think their odds were not good.

CALLER: Right. And the worst part is if they'd-a made it out alive, they'd have been probably court-martialed for violating a direct order.

RUSH: Yeah, even if they survived, they're looking at charges of disobeying orders. But my point is that they went in there knowing their odds were long.

CALLER: Oh, right, yeah.

RUSH: Every military person's worst nightmare in the military is being left behind.

CALLER: Oh, it's a pattern of disrespect toward the military from this administration. I mean, we were threatened, what, a year or two ago that we weren't gonna get paid because they couldn't pass a budget. We've had the lowest raise in a couple decades that we've ever seen and now it's every man for himself. I mean, it's just unreal.

RUSH: Well, I think a lot of people understand that now. I appreciate your call. Thanks very much. Let me try to illustrate this with a picture. Do you all remember the picture of Obama and everybody in the Situation Room while the operation to kill bin Laden was going on? Remember the picture that they put out, you had Obama in there in his golf shirt with his official "I'm president" jacket and you had the military people, and I think Hillary was in there. Well, that was The Situation Room. And in this Benghazi consulate situation, something very much like that would have been going on during this attack. This is a seven hour attack on American property. It's 9/11.

Something like that -- when I say "would" have been going on, under normal circumstances. The odds are that meeting wasn't convened. My point is, that did not take place. Now, Panetta says -- we played the audio sound bite earlier -- (paraphrasing) "Well, we didn't have enough intel to really feel confident in committing forces." You had two Navy SEALs on the ground. You had two Navy SEALs on site. They left the CIA annex. They were in defiance of orders. I mean, they'd been told to stand down. They had been told after three requests not to go, and they went anyway. Charles Woods is one of their fathers, and it's he who has been on the radio recently explaining how all this affected him and his wife. The intel clearly could have been provided by these two guys. Maybe Panetta didn't know they were there. Maybe they didn't tell anybody they were going since they were in violation of orders, whatever. It's just unbelievable, unacceptable at the same time.

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TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; rush; rushcaller

1 posted on 10/26/2012 4:14:11 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

This call was significant. It demonstrates clearly that Obama knew and knew within minutes what was happening. It also gives me the understanding that if the miltary chain of command, that 4-star in Germany woukd almost routinely okayed an extration, that order could only have been counter-manded by someone higher, the President.

Obama knew. This is treason worse tham Bemedict Arnold.


2 posted on 10/26/2012 4:17:58 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: Jemian

The caller checked in this thread earlier today:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2950692/posts


3 posted on 10/26/2012 4:20:18 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

I’m on the other side of the world and so am reading and sifting through this on Saturday morning. It seems more and more apparent that we have an Al Queda operative behind the desk in the Oval Office.

He needs to be arrested and removed immediately.


4 posted on 10/26/2012 4:25:51 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: Kaslin

I for one never faulted Carter for trying to rescue the hostages. Heck, it’s probably the only thing he did right.


5 posted on 10/26/2012 4:27:46 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: Kaslin

Throw every one of these bastards out of office on Nov 6th, and then indict and jail them all for criminal negiligence.

Nobody died in Watergate, and the only deaths associated with Iran-Contra were Saddam’s troops and Sandanista communists.


6 posted on 10/26/2012 4:29:41 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: Kaslin

I have been at work all day, and just got home. Thanks so much for posting this. Each day I think it (the Libya situation) cannot get worse than what I heard that day, but it continues to do so, day after day after day.

Those who plan to vote for Obama have their heads up their rear ends, and that includes both friends and family that I think highly of otherwise. I keep wondering what it will take to get them to open their eyes, but I think they like being blind.


7 posted on 10/26/2012 4:31:23 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: Ronald_Magnus

I agree with you. I think Carter was the second worst President ever but the rescue attempt was probably the right thing to do.

It really was a bit of bad luck. I have no idea if it would have worked if not for that catastrophe in the desert.


8 posted on 10/26/2012 4:35:16 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Kaslin

Yup, he knew. More importantly Valerie Jarret and Axelrod knew.

What they feared was a Desert One or Blackhawk Down right before the election, and the Bengazi area is FULL of MANPADS anti-aircraft missles.

So rather than take a small chance at a shoot-down they let those people die. And what is more remarkable is this:

The number of people later evacuated was nearly THIRTY people so at the time of their decision they knew there was a small chance that instead of four people dead there was a small chance there would be THIRTY DEAD.

THAT is how desperate they were to avoid, “POLITICAL EMBARRASSMENT”.

Think THAT over, ok? But then again, these are the same people who were OK with over 300 deaths of poor brown Mexicans (so far) and 2 US cop deaths (so far).


9 posted on 10/26/2012 4:36:11 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Kaslin

Heads....from The Kenyan’s on down, well into the DoD....should roll over this bullshit. I’m a former AF officer; pilot; SAC aircraft commander....and this turns my stomach in ways I cannot express.

The fact that I also have two sons in the Army makes this whole crew of idiots even more maddening.


10 posted on 10/26/2012 4:37:20 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Kaslin

Yup, he knew. More importantly Valerie Jarret and Axelrod knew.

What they feared was a Desert One or Blackhawk Down right before the election, and the Bengazi area is FULL of MANPADS anti-aircraft missles.

So rather than take a small chance at a shoot-down they let those people die. And what is more remarkable is this:

The number of people later evacuated was nearly THIRTY people so at the time of their decision they knew there was a small chance that instead of four people dead there was a small chance there would be THIRTY DEAD.

THAT is how desperate they were to avoid, “POLITICAL EMBARRASSMENT”.

Think THAT over, ok? But then again, these are the same people who were OK with over 300 deaths of poor brown Mexicans (so far) and 2 US cop deaths (so far).


11 posted on 10/26/2012 4:37:54 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Ronald_Magnus

Unfortunately it was Carter’s personal interference that destroyed the mission.

Carter would not allow the Army to choose it’s own helicopter pilots and it was they who ended the mission before the army could ever be delivered to start the raid.


12 posted on 10/26/2012 4:39:54 PM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt Romney is a mixture of LBJ and Nixon, Obama is a mixture of LBJ and Jimmy Carter.)
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To: gaijin

The wildcard was the SEALS, the DIARY and the fact that elements of the US media finally gave up and even for them it was too much, to simply keep covering Obama, as always.

If there was even 10% less treachery than there was, then the only places where you could have learned of this would be Drudge, FR, Cheryl Atkisson, Brietbart, and a couple other internet sites.

And in fact that resembles the Monica Mess, where it was reported on Drudge, FR, and the National Enquirer for 10 months with the entire remainder of the press doing absolutely nothing.

We had dozens of pajama experts and you’d mention it to people, and they would look at you like you were totally crazy. AND IT BROUGHT DOWN A PRESIDENT.


13 posted on 10/26/2012 4:44:27 PM PDT by gaijin
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Carter's Failed Rescue in 1979(sic)?

24-25 April 1980, Rush.

14 posted on 10/26/2012 4:50:34 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Jemian

He should have known if he had done the job for what he was hired for. But going on talk shows for soft ball questions and campaigning for his reelections, while at the same time ignoring his fellow democrats running for reelection or office is more important to him


15 posted on 10/26/2012 4:52:51 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: gaijin
Speaking of “POLITICAL EMBARRASSMENT”.....Ladies and Gents...(Drum roll, please)....


.....Your Commander-in-Chief.

16 posted on 10/26/2012 5:05:58 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Kaslin; zot; Interesting Times; Alamo-Girl

Thanks for posting this. Everything this man says about the Flash system brought back memories from when I was in the Pentagon and that terminology was everyday for me. I can’t verify what he was saying about Djuboti, but the relaction forces ring true. Doug is speaking from knowledge. You can listen to the call at the pottom of this Hot Air piece: http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/26/video-obama-ducks-questions-on-why-help-wasnt-sent-to-benghazi/


17 posted on 10/26/2012 5:12:45 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Jemian
Obama knew. This is treason worse than Benedict Arnold.

Also unanswered is "Why was a drone on station if nothing was anticipated?" These drone missions take considerable pre-planning to set up and are expensive in the area of money AND bandwidth to operate. They are not the speediest vehicles in the air and somehow, as if by a miracle, another one was there to take the place of the first one when its time over target was exhausted. Was Obama wanting to see if a setup of our ambassador was working? Hmmm? Fast and Furious African style? Hmmm? I know its a stretch but with this gang of Chicago bred Marxists...well....?

18 posted on 10/26/2012 5:13:21 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Kaslin

Kaslin, thank you so much for this transcript!


19 posted on 10/26/2012 5:23:24 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Jemian
It also gives me the understanding that if the miltary chain of command, that 4-star in Germany woukd almost routinely okayed an extration

One of the callers explained that. There are two types of generals, the warrior type and the political type.

20 posted on 10/26/2012 5:32:54 PM PDT by Holly_P
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To: gaijin
We had dozens of pajama experts and you’d mention it to people, and they would look at you like you were totally crazy. AND IT BROUGHT DOWN A PRESIDENT.

He was impeached in the House, tried in the Senate and let go free. How is that "bringing down a president". He left office with a high approval rating because, after all, this was only about sex, according to every lib in the country.

21 posted on 10/26/2012 5:38:58 PM PDT by Holly_P
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To: Kaslin

I listened to this exchange. The retired officer really put himself out there and provided some excellent information.

And having been part of an ambassadors protection detail, in the not too distant past, I can assure you that if an ambassador puts out a help call, people are gonna come running. And they wouldn’t need permission.


22 posted on 10/26/2012 5:44:11 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: Ronald_Magnus

No, Carter is safe on this issue, if no other. The problem was the plan, which called for mid-trip refueling and which took no account of contingencies like sandstorms in a freakin’ desert. No doubt Carter had nothing to do with the planning except to sign off.


23 posted on 10/26/2012 6:14:22 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Jemian

Not worse than Arnold. How many Americans would’ve died had we lost West Point. Impossible to say. Also, Arnold was to benefit directly. How this helps Obama I have no idea. You can say he was protecting the myth that the War on Terror is over or merely keeping bad news off the voters’ minds so near the election.

But the MSM would’ve covered it for them. All he did was make it a bigger story, and a story about him.


24 posted on 10/26/2012 6:20:12 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Kaslin

This is the most shocking material I have ever seen about the US government.

Treason is what it is called.


25 posted on 10/26/2012 6:40:06 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: qaz123; All

Specifically read comment number 26 ~

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2950692/posts?q=1&;page=1

I think you’ll be a wee bit shocked ~!


26 posted on 10/26/2012 6:56:01 PM PDT by simplesimon
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To: GreyFriar

Just an FYI .... read my post number 26 on this thread ~


27 posted on 10/26/2012 7:04:21 PM PDT by simplesimon
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping. I think Valerie Jarrett would not give the President permission to launch the recovery for the same reason she would not give him permission to take out Osama bin Laden — a failed attempt would look bad politically. In this case, Panetta and the others were not ready to by-pass her and the President as they did in the case of Osama bin Laden.


28 posted on 10/26/2012 7:39:31 PM PDT by zot
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To: Tublecane
No doubt Carter had nothing to do with the planning except to sign off.

It was Carter personally demanding a combined service operation, and sending Beckwith other service helicopter pilots rather than letting him choose himself. Carter's helicopter pilots killed the mission.

29 posted on 10/26/2012 8:07:21 PM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt Romney is a mixture of LBJ and Nixon, Obama is a mixture of LBJ and Jimmy Carter.)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping!


30 posted on 10/26/2012 9:23:45 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Ronald_Magnus

Carter did the right thing to TRY to rescue the hostages. Obama’s refusal to attempt rescue puts him in league with the al Quaeda who attacked us. His actions anured to the benefit of the killers of innocents. Obama did not have the courage to ORDER an attempt. It wasn’t like he would have to do the work himself. Just try. But politics got in the way of his duty. He made his choice. Now he needs to be held accountable....and I don’t mean the election. Congress needs to institute prosecution immediately to hold him accountable. This country cannot stand this type of despotism. It won’t long be tolerated. Carters’ was an honest foolishness. Obamas’ is deliberative and traitorous.


31 posted on 10/26/2012 9:52:11 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (,)
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To: Kaslin
We all know that the video excuse for the attack was false, but shouldn’t the response have been the same regardless of the “why”? They were made aware of an attack on our embassy and that American lives were at stake including THE ambassador within an hour of its onset, there is simply NO excuse for why help was not dispatched ASAP - and it COULD have saved the lives of those four who died. The reason for the attack could have been addressed at a later point, but the higher priority was those Americans who died with NO HOPE of rescue because of the cowardice of the “folks” who are in charge... for now.
32 posted on 10/26/2012 10:21:21 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: simplesimon

I listened to it from beginning to end. Its not often that Rush will just sit in silence while a caller talks. And he was doing plenty of that while this guy was putting it all out there.

With the language he was speaking, I have no doubt that he’s the real deal.

Hope this doesn’t come back and bite him in the a**, as the people he was criticizing are a wee bit vindictive.


33 posted on 10/27/2012 1:22:35 AM PDT by qaz123
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To: ansel12
Carter's helicopter pilots killed the mission.

More revisionist history from a congenital ignoramus.

34 posted on 10/27/2012 4:51:55 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

You really are a nasty posting stalker, no matter what the thread, or the topic, you make a nonsensical personal attack.

You need to grow up and learn some adult discipline to control your emotions.


35 posted on 10/27/2012 8:48:50 AM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt Romney is a mixture of LBJ and Nixon, Obama is a mixture of LBJ and Jimmy Carter.)
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To: ansel12
You're a congenital liar and a phony and got taken to school back in 2009 for parroting the same BS in Kyle's editorial masquerading as a book.

You need to stop acting like a poser, poser.

36 posted on 10/27/2012 9:12:04 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

You admit you are a stalker and I am shocked at the level that you have taken this personal pain with you around freerepublic, I see you on thread after thread making these incredible personal attacks, when you could just merely post to the person about the topic at hand.

Whatever I did to you seems to have scarred you for life, but you need to try and get over it.

You could even show a little respect for freerepublic guide lines.


37 posted on 10/27/2012 10:44:41 AM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt Romney is a mixture of LBJ and Nixon, Obama is a mixture of LBJ and Jimmy Carter.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

You admit you are a stalker and I am shocked at the level that you have taken this personal pain with you around freerepublic, I see you on thread after thread making these incredible personal attacks, when you could just merely post to the person about the topic at hand.

Whatever I did to you seems to have scarred you for life, but you need to try and get over it.

You could even show a little respect for freerepublic guide lines.


38 posted on 10/27/2012 10:44:41 AM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt Romney is a mixture of LBJ and Nixon, Obama is a mixture of LBJ and Jimmy Carter.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

You admit you are a stalker and I am shocked at the level that you have taken this personal pain with you around freerepublic, I see you on thread after thread making these incredible personal attacks, when you could just merely post to the person about the topic at hand.

Whatever I did to you seems to have scarred you for life, but you need to try and get over it.

You could even show a little respect for freerepublic guide lines.


39 posted on 10/27/2012 10:44:44 AM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt Romney is a mixture of LBJ and Nixon, Obama is a mixture of LBJ and Jimmy Carter.)
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To: Kaslin

40 posted on 10/27/2012 11:35:43 AM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: ansel12
You admit you are a stalker

I did no such thing. That congenital defect of yours is hard to control.

I am shocked at the level that you have taken this personal pain with you around freerepublic,

You are also a very thin skinned drama queen. In short you can dish it out but you can't take it, toots.

I see you on thread after thread making these incredible personal attacks,

Stating a fact isn't a personal attack, genius. You emote like a MSNBC talking head. However, repeatedly attacking those pilots when you've been proven wrong shows what type of person you really are; one who lacks character and integrity.

Whatever I did to you seems to have scarred you for life, but you need to try and get over it.

You need to cut your losses and stop making a fool out of yourself publicly.

You could even show a little respect for freerepublic guide lines.

You couldn't find your backside with both hands if spotted nine fingers.

By the way, you only need to hit the post icon once, sweetheart.

41 posted on 10/27/2012 11:37:31 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Are you ever going to say anything that makes sense?

You keep raving and attacking in a personal manner, but to what?

What are posting about on this thread?


42 posted on 10/27/2012 11:51:31 AM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt Romney is a mixture of LBJ and Nixon, Obama is a mixture of LBJ and Jimmy Carter.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Are you ever going to say anything that makes sense?

You keep raving and attacking in a personal manner, but to what?

What are posting about on this thread?


43 posted on 10/27/2012 11:52:33 AM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt Romney is a mixture of LBJ and Nixon, Obama is a mixture of LBJ and Jimmy Carter.)
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