Skip to comments.BOMBSHELL: US Troops Wouldn't Have Been Painting Targets on Ground Unless There Was Air Support..
Posted on 10/26/2012 6:30:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
BOMBSHELL: US troops in Benghazi would not have been painting targets on the ground unless there was air support overhead. But someone called it off And the decision most likely came from the White House.
FOX News reported earlier today that security officers on the ground in Benghazi had a laser planted on a target that was firing on the annex.
The team was in constant radio contact with their headquarters. In fact, at least one member of the team was on the roof of the annex manning a heavy machine gun when mortars were fired at the CIA compound. The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up support from a Spectre gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights.
So there were two drones in the air recording the attack on the ground. And now we know the CIA team at the annex was in constant radio contact with their headquarters. The White House was able to watch the attack live back in Washington DC. Yet, yesterday Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said this,
The U.S. military did not get involved during the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, last month because officials did not have enough information about what was going on before the attack was over.
How much more information did they need?
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Then theres this bombshell at BlackFive from a former Delta operator:
Having spent a good bit of time nursing a GLD (ground Laser Designator) in several garden spots around the world, something from the report jumped out at me.
One of the former SEALs was actively painting the target. That means that Specter WAS ON STATION! Probably an AC130U. A ground laser designator is not a briefing pointer laser. You do not paint a target until the weapons system/designator is synched; which means that the AC130 was on station.
Only two places could have called off the attack at that point; the WH situation command (based on POTUS direction) or AFRICOM commander based on information directly from the target area.
If the AC130 never left Sigonella (as Penetta says) that means that the Predator that was filming the whole thing was armed.
If that SEAL was actively painting a target; something was on station to engage! And the decision to stand down goes directly to POTUS!
This is HUGE. It should be obvious by now that someone is not telling the truth. As Blackfive says,
This is bigger than Watergate! The worst has to be the team on the ground knowing that the President just left you to die.
A caller today discussed this with Rush Limbaugh.
(VIDEO AT LINK)
Here is part of that conversation.
CALLER: Well, theres 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, its like an IM. I mean, its immediately responded to. You have to acknowledge receipt of it. Okay? So its immediate. It gets to the person, the watch officer sitting there, boom, flashes on his screen, he has to acknowledge receipt. And then theres 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 thats 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 didnt need permission to enter Libyan airspace, okay?
Im 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, thats 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 theres always somebody ready to go, and the aircraft are always prepared to go.
Read the rest here. Hat Tip Truth and Common Sense
This is HIGH treason.
That muslim-sympathizing POS left those boys to die over there and now the chickens are coming home to roost. May they roost well and he be tried accordingly.
Incompetence at large
Whoever gave the order to not engage made a choice and decided that the lives of four Americans were not worth as much as something else.
I wonder what it was.
If obama where a Republican he would have been executed by now as a traitor.
I can’t beleive it, it is OMG every minute.
Re-posting this from another thread: If you have a Facebook page please like any online article honestly covering Benghazi and depicting Obama as an outright liar and make a personal comment describing the seriousness of the issue. Perhaps the social media can somehow make this story go viral and prompt better coverage from the MSM. This story should completely disqualify Obama from having a 2nd term (as if we needed more data for that contention).
Additionally, there was a Predator overhead. They could have been passing coordinates to the Predator crew for them to start working ROE/PID prior to armed air assets arriving. I'm guessing the ROE for this situation would be extremely restrictive.
Hearing reports that Chaffetz has said that Hamm said he was not asked to act.- meaning Spooky wasn’t in the air.
If this were from a normal conservative site I’d say bogus. But Blackfive is the real goods. They have the experience and the contacts with those who have even more experience. When you think about it logically it makes all the sense in the world. There’s no reason to light up a target if there’s no system at hand to take it out. If these ragheads were smart, and the way they used the mortar says they were, they’d know that the Tallies in ‘stan track lasers and infrareds using cell phone cameras, and I’d guess that Woods knew that too and wouldn’t be exposing himself for no reason or waiting for help two hours out.
Had it not been for the SEALS who disobeyed orders, everyone at that compound would have died. No witnesses. No problem.
How many more bombshells do we need!?
'Imcompetence' my islam-hating white ass !
It's TREASON, committed by Øne muzrag goatf***er aiding and abetting the murder of American security personnel by 'his' coreligionist muzrag goatf***ers.
I have heard enough. I want Obama gone.
We don't know fer shure what armed assets were available over Benghazi that night.
We don't know fer shure if anyone was 'painting' anyone with laser designators.
I'm uncomfortable when the story gets way out in advance of the facts we know and have nailed down.
Just don't want to be embarrassed.
This wasn’t incompetence.
What is it called?
I think you’ve hit on it. Remember back when one of his staff said the Food Stamp President needed a 9/11 moment in his re-election. I think this was it, but it was botched. Remember that you are dealing with scum and nothing is too low for them to try ... “the ends justify the means” so say his comrades (Ayers, Davis, Van Jones, Clintons, etc.).
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