I watched that on Geraldo. I got the impression from Ret General Keane that nothing was done because they had nothing in range to get there quick enough.
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.
In otherwards, they didn’t do it because of the negative publicity if Libyans claimed they killed “innocents”.
So, it was safer to let the Americans die because that is easier to deal with than dead Libyans.
It is also damn sad that there was supposedly no quick strike force around.
All in all, it was shameful from the moment they pulled the good security team out of Libya weeks before all the way to the end.
Which always brings me back to the hostage idea. Something just isn’t kosher about this whole episode.
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 didnt 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?
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?