Who gave the order to stand down?? Panetta?? He doesn't have that authority. He's in a non-military capacity.
It had to be Obama.
‘Who gave the order to stand down?? Panetta?? He doesn’t have that authority. He’s in a non-military capacity.’
Have to disagree with you. As Sec of Defense, he is th
e direct boss of everyone in the military, only person who outranks him is the president.
Ask the right question, and it all makes sense. The question is, "What serves obamas best political interest?"
For obamas personal political interest the death of all 32 Americans would have been best. There would be noone to talk. Why have we not seen any of the 30 rescued personell? They have been sequestered for 4 months. 4 Months!
So,...obama tried to be sure they died. The fly in the ointment were the 2 SEALS. Who ordered them to stand down on their 3 requests to go from the CIA safehouse to the compound. Who ordered them to stand down and why? Would the President be involved in that order? I think so. I think Panetta is lying. I think Panetta is going civilian because this screwup was so mishandled. I think Obama wanted all 32 people to die and his orders were designed to do just that.
What were the three instructions? Anonoymouse leaked the last one. /s
3. Don't bother me.