Skip to comments.Former SEAL: Obama Never Gave 'Cross-Border Authority' Orders
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 nations border without that nations 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 cant 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 ...
I smell Valerie Jarrett.
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.
Keep pounding this point home
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.
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.
He was fawning over Huma and Affleck:
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.
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.
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!
good on ya..!!! YEAH..!
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.
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.
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.”
You’re astute analysis is getting traction. Hope it has the desired effect.
You’re astute analysis is getting traction. Hope it has the desired effect.
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
There are three scandals here...
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!
0bama was MIA. 0bama Is A Deserter!
thanks again Matt for all your insights.
Your books were great, but real life is where it counts.
and your makin’ it count.
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?
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.
Well done, sir. Keep swinging.
I’ve been spreading the word to all regardless of political gender.
re: my post above
Crap.. 10:30 Benghazi time. Never mind! I hate it when that happens :)
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.
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.
You have Freepmail.
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.
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.”
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.
I had a few pals send this to Drudge. I did as well.
Thanks. I think it’s passed its moment. The WHite HOuse obfuscation team was outstanding, with help from Sandy and the election timing.
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
We are so close to exposing this, and the frustration is palpable.