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Benghazi and Private Wars ^ | 2/17/2013 | Michael Geer

Posted on 02/17/2013 10:16:48 AM PST by RoosterRedux

The Benghazi Report chronicles and analyzes what really happened in Benghazi. You know, what the 'mainstream media' used to do? These two picked up the investigatory weight and carried it all the way here so we can learn the facts. Benghazi is possibly the most important story of the Obama years.

I'm going to quote extensively from Blake Miles' published analysis of the book, because there's no point to plowing the same ground twice. Blake, you should know, is Green Beret. Another American man who's been there, done that. Chewed some of the same dirt, sipped some of the same dark waters. You'll find his complete review at SOFREP.

"The contract with February 17 was allowed to lapse prior to the 9/ 11/ 12 attack because the militia no longer wished to be seen protecting Americans in Benghazi."

-This should have been a major indicator. When did the contract lapse? How high on the priority list was correcting this situation?

"All told, the handful of Americans would kill just under a hundred enemy attackers."

-Didn't hear much about these numbers in the news. Important note: the assaulters gave up the rough equivalent of a bunch of pawns to take out a rook, bishop, and two knights. Painful loss, simply put.

"Did Ansar Al-Sharia get inspired after seeing the Egyptians storming the US embassy in Cairo the day before? Did they get offended by an internet video? Did they choose 9/ 11 as the date for the attack because of the obvious symbolism? Maybe. But another contributing factor was JSOC operations in Libya, which kicked the hornets' nest and pissed off the militia."

-Logical deduction. Makes sense to me.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi

1 posted on 02/17/2013 10:16:50 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

There was...for all practical purposes....a private war, that the Pentagon knew next to nothing about, that CIA could only speculate about, and the State Department was mostly in the dark by individuals out of the White House, with some script and strategy that was never discussed openly in front of the CIA or Pentagon. For this alone, you have to wonder what the ultimate goal of the private was all about. If you couldn’t tell Leon, or the State just begs questions.

And if we agree on this being ok, then there’s nothing much to stop any Texas governor, or California governor from conducting a private war in Somalia or the Sudan, without consulting the White House, or the Pentagon. This just opens up the door to really bold and stupid moves.

2 posted on 02/17/2013 10:28:40 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

Excellent post.

3 posted on 02/17/2013 10:32:18 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: pepsionice

Did you catch the info today that the FBI interviewed the 20 on the ground and will not share the info with congress? This is where the congress should be digging. They need that info and access to those witnesses.

4 posted on 02/17/2013 11:44:55 AM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: RoosterRedux

Yup, secret massive Libya/Syria arms-smuggling program run by WH/JSOC, and secret AQ assasination program run by a honky muzzie tooootally sure that **HE** really can mold AQ/MB into the good guys he realllllly knows they can be, deeeep down, uh-huh.....

So the day of light was beginning to fall onto their covert shenanigans, and if not for two SEALS who ran towards the sound of gunfire, then we’d have had about 45 people dead that night, and not just 4.

Where was Preezy, the man who could have ordered a full rescue..?

He covered his cowardly jug-ears and WENT TO BED.

He preferred for them to all die, if it would prevent 1% less scrutiny on his secret, dirty little war.

5 posted on 02/17/2013 12:32:53 PM PST by gaijin
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Benghazi was just a small part of the Obama/Brennan private jihad that broke into the public view.

Obama is clearly the new Osama.

This is what State Department security officer Eric Nordstrom meant when he said "the Taliban is on the inside of the building."

6 posted on 02/17/2013 12:50:46 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux
I was always puzzled by the approach that congress used to address questioning. Some information that I wish would have been brought out:
*The range of the drones, I believe to be 470 miles and they leave from a CIA base. That puts high tech assets and CIA personal within 250 mile.
*Where were the closest Jets.
The last I knew, with 1968 technology fast movers could hit 1800mph,,, I don't know about todays planes but mach 3 I'm sure is not out of question. I also believe they can have satellite data loaded in flight and hit a target within 10 meters
Rome only 780 miles away and, Air Craft carriers, who knows. So my best guess is that we could have a supersonic fly by within thirty minutes after take off,,, from Italy and probably less than that from a carrier.
*What was all the talk about “The C-130 gunships” that move at about 300mph.
They're nice machines, but come on, why not ask where the nearest row boat was.
Something in the investigation doesn't hold water.
The investigation needs to be done by a private (non-Congressional) group without a bunch of congressional personal that have so much dirt on each other they only give America the impression of scrutiny. Another reason for term limits.
7 posted on 02/17/2013 6:05:05 PM PST by stormryter
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