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Former SEAL: Obama Never Gave 'Cross-Border Authority' Orders
Breitbart News ^ | November 2, 2012 | Tony Lee

Posted on 11/02/2012 3:29:07 PM PDT by Travis McGee

As more information comes to the light about the Obama administration's Benghazi cover-up, a former Navy SEAL officer who once took a military detachment to Libya suggests President Barack Obama was either AWOL -- essentially an "empty chair" -- or deliberately denied Americans under siege in Benghazi the aid they needed by not authorizing "cross-border authority," without which rescue operations could have taken place.

Matt Bracken, the former SEAL, writes "only the president can give the order for our military to cross a nation’s border without that nation’s permission." He notes that Obama granted "cross-border authority" for Americans to enter Pakistani airspace to take out Osama bin Laden but, "in order to prevent a military rescue in Benghazi," all Obama had to do was not grant the authority and any rescue missions would not have been able to go forward without the CBA.

As soon as terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Libya, dozens of headquarters -- including AFRICOM and EUROCOM -- are notified so they can begin their planning for rescue operations, but, as Braken writes,

"there is one thing they can’t do without explicit orders from the president: cross an international border on a hostile mission."

Had Obama issued the order, Bracken says records would exist and could be immediately provided:

"We can be 100% certain that cross-border authority was never given. How do I know this? Because if CBA was granted and the rescue mission execute orders were handed down, irrefutable records exist today in at least a dozen involved component commands, and probably many more."

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 20120911; africa; bengazi; benghazi; cba; crossborderauthority; dithering; foreignpolicy; kenyanbornmuzzie; libya; mattbracken; northafrica; obama; politicalcorrectness; rescue; sandiego; seals; statedepartment; threatmatrix; travis; travismcgee; usn; waronterror
Lots more at the Breitbart story, but copyright etc. And I didn't go to Libya, I went to Lebanon. But I can see how the young 'riter of this piece might not be too clear on the difference. Beirut? One of those countries in the Middle East with Ls and Bs in the name. And both are on the Mediterranean. And you have to go right past Libya to get to Lebanon. And plenty of jihadists running loose in both of them. So I can certainly understand the confusion.
1 posted on 11/02/2012 3:29:14 PM PDT by Travis McGee
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To: Travis McGee

I smell Valerie Jarrett.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 3:36:15 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: Travis McGee


3 posted on 11/02/2012 3:36:30 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Travis McGee

All 3 men who Obama allowed to die along with Ambassador Stevens had San Diego connections. I would like to see him held accountable but we all know that’s not going to happen.


4 posted on 11/02/2012 3:39:15 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Travis McGee
Go Travis...this CBA thang is getting traction.

Keep pounding this point home

5 posted on 11/02/2012 3:40:35 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: Eaker; Absolutely Nobama; afnamvet; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; An Old Man; APatientMan; ApesForEvolution; ..

The Cross-Border Authority meme has now reached Breitbart.com.

This is a new story based on the “news value” of my article this morning in PJ Media entitled “Benghazi’s Smoking Gun? Only President Can Give ‘Cross-Border Authority’.”

If “CBA” gets to Drudge, it will go supernova, and Obama will not be able to face daylight without The Question being shouted at him.

Please help out by cross-linking stories, use “cross-border authority” or just “CBA” in posts and comments around the internet, Facebook it, Tweet it, etc. You know the deal.

Log-rolling is what it’s all about. Reaching Escape Viralocity. Making CBA a story, forcing the issue to be addressed.

CBA is the crowbar that will pry apart the lies of Benghazigate.

Here is the Breitbart link.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/11/02/Ex-SEAL-Obama-Never-Gave-Cross-Border-Authority-Orders-To-Aid-Americans-Under-Siege-In-Libya?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


6 posted on 11/02/2012 3:42:40 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

President Chickensh*t was too worried about what his Moslem buddies might think to go to the aid of Americans in trouble and they died.

End of story.


7 posted on 11/02/2012 3:46:46 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Travis McGee
Where was Petraeus at this most important moment?

He was fawning over Huma and Affleck:


8 posted on 11/02/2012 3:49:21 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Travis McGee

The early Carthaginians came from Phoenicia. Substitute Libya and Lebanon and it is the same thing. I think even some of the cities in both countries have the same name. just thought it interesting that his mistake involved such interesting parallels.

All the media has to do is keep everyone confused for a few more days and their mission is accomplished. Once they get Barack re-elected it will be impossible to root him out.


9 posted on 11/02/2012 3:49:46 PM PDT by yarddog
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Lazy, Lying and Absent

No one left behind
No Hurricane Sandy victims left behind
No diplomats or SEALS left bind

10 posted on 11/02/2012 3:54:14 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: yarddog
The early Carthaginians came from Phoenicia. Substitute Libya and Lebanon and it is the same thing. I think even some of the cities in both countries have the same name. just thought it interesting that his mistake involved such interesting parallels.

From the Halls of Montezuma To the Shores of . . .

Speaking of the same names, it's past time for the USMC to go back to their roots.

11 posted on 11/02/2012 3:55:25 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Travis McGee
Excellent job Travis!

I shared this on FB and am going to send the Breitbart link to Drudge.

Just think, if this really get traction it may very well become instrumental in taking this pos down!

Wow, chew on that for a while!! LOL!

12 posted on 11/02/2012 4:02:10 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Travis McGee

good on ya..!!! YEAH..!


13 posted on 11/02/2012 4:10:02 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Travis McGee

Looks like the only order made by Zero on the evening of Sept 11
was to the White House Chef for a Steak and Lobster meal.


14 posted on 11/02/2012 4:10:14 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Travis McGee
Bill Kristol hammered Mittens hard on this tonight on Bret Baeir for not raising this issue, while Krauthammer suggested that it was too late and would seem like desperation.

I think that Romney's girl-guy, RINO, advisers got so wee-weed-up after his take no prisoners first debate and convinced him to tone it down (which sadly he did to the point that the 3rd one was a disgrace) and now he has boxed himself in for whatever reason and is concentrating on the "economy."

Pisses me off that he is wussing out, regardless of the reason or rationale.

15 posted on 11/02/2012 4:10:24 PM PDT by neveralib
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To: neveralib

Yep, Romney could throw some “light jabs” to force a reaction from Obama. Stuff like,

“I’d never bow to foreign kings or dictators. I’d never turn down a request for help from Americans under attack.”


16 posted on 11/02/2012 4:18:45 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

You’re astute analysis is getting traction. Hope it has the desired effect.


17 posted on 11/02/2012 4:25:36 PM PDT by Eagles6 (DNC 2012 Convention: Celebrating infanticide and sodomy. Denying God.What could possibly go wrong?)
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To: Travis McGee

You’re astute analysis is getting traction. Hope it has the desired effect.


18 posted on 11/02/2012 4:29:59 PM PDT by Eagles6 (DNC 2012 Convention: Celebrating infanticide and sodomy. Denying God.What could possibly go wrong?)
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To: Travis McGee

BTTT


19 posted on 11/02/2012 4:31:13 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: Travis McGee
Only the POTUS had the authority to act!

0bama was notified immediately and automatically when the Benghazi consulate triggered the "Imminent Danger Notification System" alert. He did nothing.

Judge Jeanine Investigates Benghazi Gate Part 4 - 10/20/2012 video 6:53
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (U.S. Army ret.), former CIA Station Chief Gary Berntsen and former CIA operative Mike Baker

They confirm everything Col. Hunt said about automatic notifications to the WH and add more details.

Howie Carr interview with Col. Hunt On The Newest Libyan Revelations audio 28:37

There are three scandals here...

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Denial of requests for security were a dereliction of duty. The lies and misdirection about the "video" after the attack were fraud and malfeasance under the color of authority. The inaction during the attack was something more than that.

The failure to act during the attack is the direct equivalent of desertion IMO.

ONE man had the authority to act that night.

ONE man deserted his post!

EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say

0bama was MIA. 0bama Is A Deserter!

20 posted on 11/02/2012 4:41:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Travis McGee

thanks again Matt for all your insights.

Your books were great, but real life is where it counts.

and your makin’ it count.

Lurking’


21 posted on 11/02/2012 5:38:34 PM PDT by LurkingSince'98 (Catholics=John 6:53-58 Everyone else=John 6:60-66)
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To: Travis McGee
Timeline of events surrounding Libya rescue effort

AP November 2, 2012

- 10:30 p.m. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House and discussing the attack. Panetta returns to the Pentagon and has a series of meetings, including with Gen. Carter Ham, head of U.S. Africa Command.

I may have missed it, but this is the first I have heard anything about O being involved that late in the evening.

Damning IMO, considering his directive to do everything possible and then refuse to convene the CSG. It's worse than O going to bed.

Oh yeah, and by the way. If he was there in real time, he knew then this had nothing to do with a video. When did they sit down and make up that lie?

22 posted on 11/02/2012 6:22:59 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Travis McGee

Matt, you are a true patriot. Thank you for the info and for pushing it into the light.

Lewinsky got Clinton impeached.

Benghazi will get Ogabe , H Clinton et al imprisoned for Treason, High Crimes and Misdemeanors, and Sedition. They are toast. It is only a matter of time.


23 posted on 11/02/2012 6:29:54 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Travis McGee

Well done, sir. Keep swinging.

I’ve been spreading the word to all regardless of political gender.

Thank you!


24 posted on 11/02/2012 6:31:13 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: Travis McGee

re: my post above
Crap.. 10:30 Benghazi time. Never mind! I hate it when that happens :)


26 posted on 11/02/2012 6:42:19 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Travis McGee

I just read that Panetta is saying there were no C-130s nearby but his words sound like weasel words to me.

I think he put it they were a continent away. Whey didn’t he say none within 2000 miles away? Sicily is a continent away since it is in Europe and Libya is in Africa.


27 posted on 11/02/2012 8:03:53 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Travis McGee

I know a few embassy guard Marines and they are PISSED! They know Obama has been lying as they know only Obama can give the order to go in and he obviously did not give that order.


28 posted on 11/02/2012 8:07:34 PM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: Travis McGee

You have Freepmail.


29 posted on 11/03/2012 7:07:52 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: Travis McGee

30 posted on 11/03/2012 9:48:09 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: CodeToad

You can bet they are pissed. If it’s confirmed that a USMC Force Recon company was in Sig raring to go, they’ll be even more pissed.


31 posted on 11/04/2012 5:15:19 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: yarddog

Great catch on classic weasel-words: “A continent away.”

Morocco is a “continent away” from Spain, what 20 miles across at Gibraltar?

It’s further from Germany to Gibraltar than to Benghazi. The QRF couldn’t make it to Benghazi? What, union rules?

“We’re just the QRF for the exclusive use of Eurcom. You Africom boys find your own QRF.”

Bullshit.


32 posted on 11/04/2012 5:18:06 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

It took me a while but I finally figured out what QRF stands for. It is “Quick Reaction Force” isn’t it?

Yeah, saying something is a continent away sounds impressive but in actual fact means almost nothing. Someone could be hiking in the Urals at the continental divide and be only a few feet from another continent. In fact they could jump back and forth from and to Europe and Asia as much as they wanted.


33 posted on 11/04/2012 10:29:32 AM PST by yarddog
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To: Travis McGee

I had a few pals send this to Drudge. I did as well.


34 posted on 11/05/2012 12:01:47 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Thanks. I think it’s passed its moment. The WHite HOuse obfuscation team was outstanding, with help from Sandy and the election timing.


35 posted on 11/05/2012 4:58:22 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

FEBRUARY 2011 : () Last week, four Americans aboard the sailing vessel Quest were seized by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. A U.S. warship was ordered to the scene as the seaborne terrorists headed for safe haven in Somalia. If past is prologue, it should have ended like previous armed rescue operations conducted by U.S. Navy SEALs, U.S. Marines, South Korean navy commandos and even Russian and French special operations units — with the safe recovery of nearly all hostages.
But in this case, our ships were inexplicably ordered to simply tail the captured yacht while an FBI hostage negotiator conducted a parley with the pirates. During the negotiations, all four hostages were killed. ————Obama-Inspired Chaos (Oliver North), Creators Sydicate ^ | February 24, 2011 | Oliver North , Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2011 7:36:29 PM by jazusamo


36 posted on 11/05/2012 9:11:49 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Travis McGee

We are so close to exposing this, and the frustration is palpable.


37 posted on 11/06/2012 6:56:05 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: Travis McGee

bump


38 posted on 11/06/2012 7:17:40 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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