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Lack of Strike Force Impeded Benghazi Response
Washington Times ^ | October 28, 2012 | Rowan Scarborough

Posted on 10/29/2012 12:50:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Travis McGee; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Jim Robinson; Jeff Head

Sorry Rowan, your oped stinks and smells like it came from the Outhouse and DNC:

The procedures our SpecOps, Navy, Air Force and Army set up to rescue endangered Embassy personnel have been around for decades.

They get refined and updated as our Spec Ops and their backups obtain better equipment, faster/better humint and elint.

Our military was ready and waiting for their authorization from our Faux POTUS, the traitor in the Outhouse, which never came.

Obozo refused to pull the pin and authorize the rescue. He went to bed to prepare for a hard fund raising trip to Vegas.

Then, he and his evil minions lied and good Americans died.

Below is the link to Travis McGee’s explanation of how this would work unless the POTUS Traitor doesn’t authorize the final actions.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2951160/posts?page=5#5

“Now I was only a LT for 5 years active duty in NavSpecWar, but it was imprinted deeply upon my brain that ONLY the POTUS can give cross-border permission. Probably a million living ex-military officers know this like they know 2+2=4. This Benghazi fiasco is Obama’s baby 100% and there is no way for him to wiggle out.

The system is designed to ENSURE that when a crisis is happening, (and a missing ambassador with a consulate under attack is “Crisis Level Infinity”), and military assets are already charging in to the rescue, the president must be in the loop to grant the the cross-border authorization.

Nobody else can do this. This one formality must be followed, “just put your intitials here, Mr. President, for history,” so to speak. Boiler plate, but it must be done.

(Can you imagine Reagan or either Bush saying “No. Cross border permission not granted. Stop the rescue. Stand down.”)

The POTUS has to tell the Sec. State and JCS, “Yes, do it, execute the rescue, cross the borders.” Then it WILL happen, without delay, since the military is already on the way, flying in from all directions toward Benghazi.

But if POTUS says at 5pm DC time, “No military action, no crossing the border,” and then he becomes “unavailable,” then his last standing order stands until he changes it.

So if he went to bed, for example, nobody could change his standing orders.

I imagine that a lot of extreme military, CIA and State Dept. craziness was going down while Obama was sleeping. Aircraft must be told proceed, or return to base, or they fall from the sky. I imagine many HEATED arguments around the globe on phone, text and email, subject, “Well wake the damn president up!” Followed by, “I can’t! You MUST stand down the mission!”

Just imagine dozens of inbound planes, jets and helos. Ships moving at full speed into position to be “lilypads” for long-range over-water helo refueling. Airborne refueling tankers all head to the area. It’s a complicated ballet. The Pentagon is wide awake, the military is on full alert.

The rescue is in process, from the first minutes after the alarm.

Everybody in all the planes and involved HQs knows how many minutes/miles to the Libyan border, Benghazi, and their “bingo fuel” moment, when they must turn around or run dry and crash. Ships can “loiter,” but planes fall from the sky.

So you can imagine why General Ham of Africom was relieved for refusing to stand down. He probably KNEW Obama was “unavailable,” and was screaming over the phone, “Well, wake him up, dammit!!”

Planes and jets and helicopters and ships and commando teams are zooming all around the central Med, keying in on Benghazi——

In that environment, OBAMA WAS ASLEEP AND UNREACHABLE!!!!! Resting up for Las Vegas! With a MISSING AMBASSADOR, in Al-Queadatown!

Anybody not furious is a vegetable.”


Grampa Dave’s closing comments: Anyone not furious about this, is an A$$hole and doesn’t belong on this site.


41 posted on 10/29/2012 7:20:27 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: Grampa Dave

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIAE6vLct-0&feature=player_embedded

Please listen to this and Nordstrom speaking with Baier.


42 posted on 10/29/2012 7:26:19 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Usagi_yo

Obama says we can cut defense spending because we don’t need as much equipment, now that we’ve got ships that go underwater. Obama is so smart he would have just one great big ship and one big plane that can do everything. And it will be too far away from any real place that might need it, to be able to respond when needed.

The former SEALs didn’t ask for Green Berets; they asked for fire power to hit the targets that they had already marked. Is the Pentagon trying to say that our unit that handles the Middle East and Africa doesn’t have any planes that can shoot missiles?

And yet they want to cut defense spending so we have even LESS, since Obama is all about making us safer in the world? Good Lord!


43 posted on 10/29/2012 8:23:06 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
They all send the message to America’s enemies that if you kill our diplomats and lay siege to the our embassies, the first move the American government will make is to denounce .  .  . Americans.

There are two parties making a big mistake.

44 posted on 10/29/2012 9:13:08 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Happy Rain

I know how you feel, I feel the same way, but they probably won’t get rid of the racist bass turd. Whorealdo has the IQ of a salt marsh fly.


45 posted on 10/29/2012 9:17:32 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Brad from Tennessee
I sense from the article that Benghazi, in the greater scheme of U.S. diplomatic missions, was a backwater post that was expendable.

That is a fair impression from all of the revelations that have come out of this. Which is pretty darned strange given the prominence of Libya in 0coward's foreign policy. Amateur Hour all the way!

46 posted on 10/29/2012 9:21:08 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: dalebert

There was no protest at all in Benghazi or Tripoli and the ‘video’ had nothing to do with the Cairo protest. It was the State Dept. tweeting and talking to the press that caused all of the other riots around the world IMO. Especially the deadly riots in Pakistan several days later. The day after 0coward and Hillbilly’s apology video aired there.


47 posted on 10/29/2012 9:24:27 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

You think we’re whipped?


48 posted on 10/29/2012 9:27:56 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: dforest
But what was interesting, he only said a drone sees a narrow area and that this compound was considered in a residential area and they could not tell the militia from the bad guys.

Those drones see well enough to fire missiles at dozens of houses in Pakistan. A country that hasn't given us permission to fly over it or make military strikes. Yemen too.

In otherwards, they didn’t do it because of the negative publicity if Libyans claimed they killed “innocents”.

Maybe we shouldn't have 41 people in a dangerous place where we aren't willing to do anything to protect them. If that sorry excuse is true then would we defend our people in any embassy or consulate in the world?

General Keane lied about not having any forces in the area and he sounded like a coward when he said the "fighting was over in an hour." Even if it was (and it wasn't) no one watching it unfold on their computers knew who was dead and who was still alive. The ambassador was not accounted for until the people who brought him to the hospital called a number on Stevens' phone and got the State Dept. about four hours after the attack began.

What kind of coward and idiot watches a firefight assault on their own people and when it seems to have stopped, and not knowing who is dead or alive, decides there is no need to send help?

49 posted on 10/29/2012 9:45:28 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Grampa Dave
Grampa Dave’s closing comments: Anyone not furious about this, is an A$$hole and doesn’t belong on this site.

TigersEye's amendment: Anyone not furious about this, is an A$$hole and doesn’t belong in the United States.

50 posted on 10/29/2012 9:50:47 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: butterdezillion
0coward says: "We have these things called aircraft carriers..." (hyuk hyuk hyuk)

There was no carrier group in the Mediterranean. Still isn't AFAIK.

51 posted on 10/29/2012 9:55:59 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: dforest

Was Keane saying, then, that we DID have an armed drone that could have fired, and it wasn’t allowed to fire because we didn’t know where to fire?

Like we couldn’t figure it out when the former SEALs, who were in radio contact with somebody while all this was going down, put a laser X on the spot they needed to hit?

These stories shift every time proof of the latest lie comes out.

Has the military admitted that they had the firepower, already there in Libya, to hit the X the SEALs put on the target that eventually killed those SEALs?


52 posted on 10/29/2012 10:15:59 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: TigersEye
Excellent amendment: TigersEye's amendment: Anyone not furious about this, is an A$$hole and doesn’t belong in the United States.
53 posted on 10/29/2012 10:49:58 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: TigersEye

He thinks we are.


54 posted on 10/29/2012 11:00:47 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Malignant narcissists think a lot of delusional things. lol


55 posted on 10/29/2012 11:06:56 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Grampa Dave

It’s a sad darned day when we even have to point it out to fellow Americans.


56 posted on 10/29/2012 11:11:04 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye
"It’s a sad darned day when we even have to point it out to fellow Americans."

This event has caused me to come up with a new Acronym.

AINO's - AMERICANS IN NAME ONLY

57 posted on 10/29/2012 11:18:56 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: TigersEye
"It’s a sad darned day when we even have to point it out to fellow Americans."

This event has caused me to come up with a new Acronym.

AINO's - AMERICANS IN NAME ONLY

58 posted on 10/29/2012 11:19:42 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: TigersEye
"It’s a sad darned day when we even have to point it out to fellow Americans."

This event has caused me to come up with a new Acronym.

AINO's - AMERICANS IN NAME ONLY

59 posted on 10/29/2012 11:20:24 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: TigersEye
"It’s a sad darned day when we even have to point it out to fellow Americans."

This event has caused me to come up with a new Acronym.

AINO's - AMERICANS IN NAME ONLY

60 posted on 10/29/2012 11:20:55 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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