Skip to comments.Jennifer Griffin reports from the Pentagon
Posted on 10/30/2012 7:33:26 PM PDT by Sleeping Freeper
Search for justice for victims of Benghazi terror attack - Video of update from Bret Baier's program today with new information - drones unarmed, video captures....
(Excerpt) Read more at video.foxnews.com ...
Thanks for posting this.
Update on Gen. Ham:
sigh. My computer doesn’t let me see video. What was said in this? This is reported from the Pentagon apparently, so was she allowed to see the records showing details of what happened? Is the Pentagon giving information that is consistent with the reports she got from Benghazi?
Two thoughts on first watching:
1. The administration denial. You can’t send in armed drones into a crowded battle without knowing where they’ll hit. Isn’t that the entire point of laser guided missiles? We know the exSEAL was painting the target!
2. One drone came back and another sent out. If there was time for all that to take place during the attack, where was the air support? Where were the backup troops?
Sleep, excellent post indeed.
Attack begins at about 9:40, Benghazi. Within 30 minuits, U.S. agents Libyan security drove over to the embassy and searched the small protected (safety lock up) area. Despite thick smoke”, the agents... found Sean Smith, dead. The Ambassador was gone.
Bolton was on with Greta just now, gun running theory is getting some legs. Bolton said that Turkey turned the probable terrorist responsible for Benghazi, over to Tunisia and not allowing the US to question him. Bolton said several years ago, he would be in Guantanamo, and you can bet he would be talking. Greta asked why Turkey would give him to Tunisia rather than the US. Bolton said, the Turkey pres is suppose to be best friends with Obama. (maybe Obama directed turkey to send him to Tunisia so he WOULDN’T talk)
Did they say where the drones came from? Were they in Libya already, or did they have to cross international borders?
Did they say why Woods was painting a target and to whom he (or somebody at the CIA annex) was sending coordinates?
Did they say why they didn’t make all their assets available in the area so they would have all options open, including crowd dispersal?
Both good points. Can’t wait to find out if there WERE other assets in the air.
I think this was a prearranged kidnap of Stevens and a trade for the Blind Shiek, that unfortunately for Barry, went bad...
The Pentagon response is BS. They said they did not know where the enemy was. Tyrone Wood had a laser target on the morters being fired. Had the cowards taken out that out.
The other Jhadist would have gotten the message.
TC - that report puts the lie to much we’ve read and heard lately. Thanks for the link!
Girlfriend and I are watching “Act of Valor” on Blue Ray this evening.
All I can think of is.....these S.O.B.’s would give anything for their country. Two FORMER SEALs did just that. They always knew, in the movie, that America had their back.
Not in real life. Not under The Fu**ing Kenyan Muslim’s watch.
Rage...........my God, how I can’t wait until November 6th, all the while praying some NBPP wannabe’s show up at my polling place.
Obama, Biden, Panetta met soon after the attack began, shortly after the State sent the first e-mail.
One was from the northern end of Libya, the second came from Signorella.
No indication where the drones were. Said one came back to refuel and another (unarmed as well) went out.
Woods painting target not mentioned here. That’s from other sources (Gateway Pundit is where I first saw it reported.)
Administration said there was no C130 in the air. (Why not? F16s were not far off as well.)
No answer as to why all assets not available. CIA says they weren’t asked. Gen. Ham said he wasn’t asked. Obama said in the 2nd debate he gave the order. panetta said it was ‘fog of war.’ For 9 hours??
According to an early NBC report (9/12) there were 8 Marines sent from Tripoli to Benghazi and they (along with the two ex-SEALs ignoring orders) helped evacuate the 37 people there except for the Ambassador and the other fatality.
So it was nearly FORTY PEOPLE Obama was letting die. Through disobedience of the ex-SEALs the 37 were saved.
The ex-SEALs have been reported as CIA but actually (reports say) worked for a private contractor ($1 billion contract to this blackwater-ish company).
Breitbart later reported there were NO marines in all of Libya at the time.
So presumably the US handed off all security of our Embassies and staff to this private contractor.
The private contractor likely launched its own rescue mission, which is why the orders were ignored.
Reported that the ex-SEALs were ordered to stand down. By whom? They weren’t military. They weren’t CIA.
So who could order them to stand down? The private contractor firm head?
Ton of questions and none of this is getting clearer.
This is a good resource:
OK key points in this update:
-Confirmed positive facial recognition of known Tunisian terriorist Al Annin Harzi (sp), found traveling on forged documents and turned over to Tunisia. U.S. now unable to access or interagate. Confirmed by Saxb Chambliss (R) GA.
-Two preditor drones used. First sent from base in northeast Libia arrived about an hour after event began. Running low on fuel it was replaced by a drone from Italy. Claims that there were gaps in coverage of the event by the drones. Both were unarmed, question raised as to why the second drone was unarmed since the attack was underway when it was deployed.
Confirmed positive facial recognition of known Tunisian terrorist Al Annin Harzi (sp), found traveling on forged documents and turned over to Tunisia. U.S. now unable to access or interagate. Confirmed by Saxb Chambliss (R) GA.
-Two predator drones used. First sent from base in northeast Libya arrived about an hour after event began. Running low on fuel it was replaced by a drone from Italy. Claims that there were gaps in coverage of the event by the drones. Both were unarmed, question raised as to why the second drone was unarmed since the attack was underway when it was deployed.
The drone was capable of FACIAL RECOGNITION and yet...
Panetta said they didn’t have enough information about what was going on on the ground to send in troops?
Doesn’t add up.
Jennifer Griffin and Bret Baier are the only people in the media who are doing their jobs right now. IMHO. Jennifer is really kicking some butt. If Obama was a Republican, Hollyweird would already be making movies about what she is doing.
So crossing the border wasn’t an issue for an unarmed drone; Obama apparently approved that. Stupid, stupid, stupid if it was unarmed when it could as easily have been armed. You don’t have to use the weapons if you decide not but you don’t even have that option if you don’t give yourself the option.
And why was Woods painting that target?
The trouble with having been fed lie after lie after lie already is that nobody has any way of knowing what to believe from ANY of these “official” sources. They’re going to have to start showing the documentation before we can believe anything that comes out of their mouths. Their credibility has long ago been spent.
This is why Obama did nothing. To protect our guys he would have to kill people around the building and that would look bad in the press and Arab street.
I agree on the angle that this was sort of pre-arranged deal that went south. There was never meant for our military defense to get involved.
I doubt one sends drones up unless you have some reason. It's not like hanger queens need to get the dust blown out every now and again.
That being said, the former SEAL was painting a target because he knew a drone was over head. I doubt (again) you go about painting unless you think something is capable of responding, erstwhile revealing your position.
Note I said "something" not some one is capable of responding.
We are learning, all too sadly, that some one is NOT capable of doing jack sh*t.
But wasn’t the footage available in real time at the State Department?
“The drone was capable of FACIAL RECOGNITION “
Wasn’t the facial recognition done by consulate cameras?
Ping to an eye opening article ~
It's unreal that the first whiff I got of this was here on Free Republic a couple of days after the killings. God Bless Free Republic. The truth is out there and Freepers will find it by doing the job the "media" doesn't want to do.
Thanks for the link.
I can’t help but think that if our people were getting hit by professionally-accurate grenade hits, the ability to disperse those people, scare them, or interrupt their accuracy in any way would have been indispensable. There is no excuse for not having our full range of capabilities available in that situation. No excuse. None.
Somebody in the comments section said that moving the base to fire the mortars would take time, and the target could have been painted to try to get the attackers to move, delaying any more hits until the help from the Libyan militia could get there on foot - which happened at daylight and there was apparently no resistance once the Libyan “security” showed up. The thing that stands out to me, though, is that if it’s so laborious and slow to move the mortar-fire, we could have very accurately hit the exact people doing the damage, if only somebody had allowed us to have our full range of options available - which is standard protocol that would be done automatically unless vetoed by Obama.
so is Greta and especially Catherine Herrage
I admit I just want to slap that Victoria Nuland b***h - I know it’s her job, but she’s now a big part of the cover-up with her constant, “I’m not going to get into any details (smile)”.
Just hit me. The pictures and video of Ambassador Stevens being removed from the consulate, this could have happened before Ty Woods team got there, not much later as we have been led to believe.
Agreed. Would love to see her hauled off in handcuffs with the rest of the traitors.... doubt she'd be smiling then.
Notice that 0bama kept stoking the riots by constantly mentioning ‘the anti-islam movie’.. He did this for the purpose of setting the Middle East ablaze in riots to provide cover for the Benghazi event and was perhaps attempting to even overshadow it. 0bama is professionally schooled in Alinsky/Soros tactics and uses them constantly.
Good summary. I’m following this closely, too.
There are very few things that deserve the emotional uptick this film delivered. Validated the deep respect I have for the men and women serving the Constitution, our Country.
To our Military, our Agencies, thank you!