Skip to comments.EXPLOSIVE REPORT: FORCES WERE AVAILABLE TO HELP AMERICANS UNDER ATTACK IN BENGHAZI
Posted on 04/29/2013 6:26:39 PM PDT by crosslink
The U.S. government had the ability to react and respond to the Benghazi terrorist attack and could have had forces on the ground before the second wave of the assault began, a special operator with knowledge of the response told Fox News in an exclusive interview. Due to the explosive nature of his allegations, the special ops member asked to remain anonymous.
I know for a fact that C 110 the UComm CIF was doing a training exercise, not in the region of northern Africa, but in Europe. And they had the ability to react and respond, he told Fox News.
The C 110 is a 40-man Special Ops force capable of rapid response and deployment, a group trained specifically for an event like the Benghazi attack, Fox News reports. The unit was training in Croatia on Sept. 11, 2012, just 3.5 hours away from Benghazi.
They would have been there before the second attack, the anonymous special operator said. They would have been there at a minimum to provide a quick reaction force that could facilitate their exfil out of the problem situation.
He continued: Nobody knew how it was going to develop, and you hear a whole bunch of people and a whole bunch of advisors say, Hey, we wouldnt have sent them there because the security was unknown situation. If its an unknown situation, at a minimum you send forces there to facilitate the exfil or medical injuries. We could have sent a C 130 to Benghazi to provide medical evacuation for the injured.
The special operator said there are members of special ops and other officials who are still active and involved in the situation. They would be decapitated if they came forward with information that could affect high-level commanders, he added.
While he says he doesnt blame them for not coming forward, the special operator said members of the community feel betrayed and believe the betrayal goes all the way to the top. Further, the Special Ops community feels like the Americans in Benghazi were left to fend for themselves.
The White House has said from the beginning that there were no forces available to assist Americans in Benghazi on Sept. 11.
I can easily see balless Barry waffling at the height of the attack - ‘what will happen to my campaign if someone gets hurt?’
a pox on anyone who could speak out but won’t cause they are chickensh**
Pray these fine men and woman are protected in the coming weeks.
Impeach the Poser!!
We need Mitch Rapp to get to the bottom of this mess.
I will be getting my blessed wooden Spanish cross down from the shelf tonight! It is my ‘go to cross’ for very special, urgent l prayers.
Clinton and Obama let our Ambassador die. Sounds just like Boston.
Pray for America to Wake Up
That's how I've always felt about it. I've been using the phrase "twisting in the wind."
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Obama and the US State Dept planned the entire affair
and is responsible for the gang rape of the Ambassador.
And responsible for the coverup.
And responsible for the transfer of MANPADs and WMD
which was the reason in the 1st place.
Will there be accountability or CW2?
Bring on the fired generals!
They were worried about even more casulaties.
Like FAST AND FURIOUS on steriods crossed with rescueing the hostages in Iran.
Nothing will happen. I still want to hear from the survivors. Where the #%$% are they and why is no one talking about them?
Yes, they need to bring in all of generals and ask if they really wanted spend more time with their families , bull hit.
Can’t imagine that the 6th Fleet didn’t monitor the situation from the beginning and the Commander in area did not rapidly submit to the DoD a credible intervention plan, no doubt planned and ready to be launched within an hour. Would have loved to have seen Panetta asked under oath why the 6th Fleet did not intervene.
We need Mitch Rapp to get to the bottom of this mess.
Irene Kennedy would’ve Bytch slapped Hillary
SEMPER FI! EAGLES UP! READY TO LEAD, READY TO FOLLOW, NEVER QUIT!!!
petraeus to the stocks, then the stockade. Lying bastard.
WHO said that live feed only showed a bunch of people running around and a bunch of buildings?
The same guy said by the time the rapid response team activated and enroute, the “battle” had already ended.
AFRICOM Leader General Carter Ham Was Never Ordered to Save US Men in Benghazi
Per Rep. Jason Chaffetz R-UT asking General Ham directly:
Did we have assets in the area? The answer is yes.
Did we have proximity? The answer is yes.
Why we didnt send in some of those assets? The general said he was not requested to do so.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin—formerly commander of U.S. Special Forces Command and deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligencetold CNSNews.com that, if it had been asked, the Defense Department could have sent a plane to Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, to transport a rescue team of U.S. security personnel that instead ended up taking a chartered private plane from Tripoli to Benghazi that night.
There is no question that we could have moved an airplane in there and we could have also put boots on the ground at the embassy, Gen. Boykin told CNSNews.com.
State should have coordinated with DOD and said: Weve got to have an airplane, said Gen. Boykin. The Department of Defense could have provided an airplane in there. All they had to do was ask.
0bama allowed Americans to DIE so he could get re-elected. This is FAR worse than Watergate and 0bama should be removed from office for 'Dereliction of Duty' and negligent homicide. Hillary too, on that last count. AND while you're at it, Hillary and Susan Rice get jail time for perjury and obstruction of justice.
This could be the ‘Drudge/Lewinsky’ moment for The Blaze, but.. Given the current PravdaMedia, I doubt it.
Weren’t a couple of Generals and 1 Admiral relieved of command because they were in the process of sending assistance and were told to stand down?
Here’s that interview you wanted in thread form.
the media doesn’t care
they simply will not report bad news for The Him
I wonder if the whistleblowers coming out triggered this witness account as well.. Keep’em coming!
The Navy said Saturday it is replacing the admiral in command of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Middle East, pending the outcome of an internal investigation into undisclosed allegations of inappropriate judgment.
Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette is being sent back to the USS John C. Stennis’ home port at Bremerton, Wash., in what the Navy called a temporary reassignment. The Navy said he is not formally relieved of his command of the Stennis strike group but will be replaced by Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker, who will assume command until the investigation is completed.
It is highly unusual for the Navy to replace a carrier strike group commander during its deployment.
Even a single fly over with an A-10 could have broken the attack without a single shot fired.
These brave Patriots have to be protected.
Pray for them and God bless Trey Gowdy and are other patriots.
Foxnews and now the Blaze.....<P.Part 1 of (3) today. the Sprecial Report on Foxnews Special Report by Brett Baier ...( part 2 ) tommorow.
Even if he came forward and this was the truth it wouldn’t matter a bit to Obamazombies. They don’t care about the guys that died there and they could care less if you got droned tomorrow.
There are many people in many dept’s watching to see how these people are treated and protected. If they are successful in testifying and are able to cause change hundreds will come forward in other investigations, If they are sacrificed and destroyed this will be the end of this republic.
There are more MANPADS per square mile in Libya than anywhere else in the World. Many of those have likely made their way into Syria. The MANPADS in question are likely the SA-18, SA-16, and SA-14. The SA-18 is the most modern but all 3 are good at killing helos. You can train a monkey to use these AA weapons. A highly skilled operator can kill fixed wing aircraft with either of these weapons.
Whatever happened to "our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor"?
(excerpt) Panetta said there was no "real-time information" to be able to act on, even though the U.S. military was prepared to do so.
"You don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's going on," Panetta said. "(We) felt we could not put forces at risk in that situation."
A defense official provided more context on Panetta's comments about the decision-making involved in not sending U.S. troops to the consulate being attacked in Benghazi.
He said there was a drone aloft but not directly over the area at the time the attack began.
He said the drone was redirected and arrived in time to record some of the attack. But he described what the drone saw as "looking down, seeing a bunch of buildings and fires, a lot of chaos on the ground."
..... Please tell me this isn't what Trey Gowdy was referring to when he said he had "Explosive" new testimony to be revealed in his upcoming hearings. This isn't new info .... we knew about the availability of specialty response teams since day one!
It would be much more promising if at least one of the media darlings would cover this story.
Thanks E.. I have checked out the available videos on FNC, as they became available.
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they also said it was a video that caused the whole thing..
So, why should we believe you rather than the ones you disagree with? What qualifications do you have other than your opinion?