If he wanted the Marines/Special forces there - they would have been there inside of 3 hours.
An FA 18 would have been flying over inside of 1 hour. Forces from the carrier group in the Med could possibly have been there sooner. Not funny that the Admiral in charge of that group has been relieved of command.
Absolutely! Every word of that is true. We had reports that teams were moved to Sigonella and other assets were there and ready to go. That’s what they’re for, that’s what they train for and they don’t wait for orders to get ready. Or rather the orders to get ready are automatic when an alert that a consulate or embassy is under attack. Panetta had nothing to do with calling them up. They were geared up and running through check lists by the time Panetta had a clue.