Skip to comments.Diplomat: U.S. Special Forces told "you can't go" to Benghazi during attacks
Posted on 05/06/2013 9:43:29 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has told congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks was forbidden from doing so by U.S. Special Operations Command South Africa.
The account from Gregory Hicks is in stark contrast to assertions from the Obama administration, which insisted that nobody was ever told to stand down and that all available resources were utilized. Hicks gave private testimony to congressional investigators last month in advance of his upcoming appearance at a congressional hearing Wednesday.
According to excerpts released Monday, Hicks told investigators that SOCAFRICA commander Lt. Col. Gibson and his team were on their way to board a C-130 from Tripoli for Benghazi prior to an attack on a second U.S. compound "when [Col. Gibson] got a phone call from SOCAFRICA which said, 'you can't go now, you don't have the authority to go now.' And so they missed the flight ... They were told not to board the flight, so they missed it."
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Has the individual that actually gave that command to Gibson made a statement?
King Obama will not be taking any questions from the press moving forward...
What are Obama and Clinton covering up that is so heinous that they were willing to leave the whole Benghazi staff - forty or so people - to die?
That they didn’t all die is due only to the heroism of a few who defied orders to render aid. Those few paid with their lives with Obama and Clinton lying over their flag-draped coffins on national tv.
Dear Shillary: What difference would it make if you just quietly left public life and took what’s his name with you?
Maybe retired General Ham should be called as a technical witness in the Congressional Hearings on Benghazi-Gate.
I would like to hear what retired General Ham has to say about Benghazi -- even if it is his personal opinion...
Curiouser and Curiouser.
Yes. We need all these people under oath - with truth serum if necessary - and we need all the records.
In an earlier American epoch, this would be billed as the fight of the century, a Thunderdome - 2 enter but only one returns.
Who will survive? Hillary Clinton or the President of the United States . . my money is on Hillary - she's got a future - Obama is so 2008
" there is a cancer on the presidency . . .
Does anyone know what the current status is of the film maker who was blamed for all of this?
I recall he was taken into custody on some trumped up charge. Poor bastard get released?
I hope this brings Obama down....in my heart I know it won ‘t...but one can pray...
Why didn't 0bama attempt a rescue? He was deathly afraid that a Carter-like failed rescue (Iran hostage crisis botched rescue) negatively impact his re-election as it did Carter, then Reagan won. It would be easier to simply bury the entire event for 8 lousy weeks. Also, a rescue by 0bama would be admission that he was WRONG about Al Qaeda and the WOT!
One of the biggest culprits in this entire affair is the STINKING news media!
It was September 11.....come on...nobody got a brain?
Simply couldn’t risk losing the election. Nothing else mattered.
But Obama could have had the SpecOps go in, and he and the military could have been the big heroes. If he just wanted a boost he could have done that. Especially since the government that we helped install was actually willing to tell the truth immediately - that this was a terrorist attack. Obama could even have said, “See? The regime we helped install is with us in the war on terror!”
No, I think there had to have been something more going on there. They planned this far in advance - preparing the video to be used as an excuse, refusing security to make sure this could happen, etc.
I kind of agree with you but in reality we’re stuck with Barry 0 for another 3 years, who I hope it destroys is Shrillary “What Does It Matter” Clintoon. .
Obama's last statement that night was reportedly "well, do what you have to do . .
If this is true it likely means do what you have to do but I insist on plausible deniability.
My hero /sarc
Speaking of Shrillary, has anyone noticed that after “fall” and hospital stay she doesn’t look like she did before those events? Could she have tripped over her plastic surgeons medical bag . . . just sayin’
We got our wish with Clinton, but nothing really changed. I don’t think anyone in DC will let the president go down.
Robert Dugdale was one of the U.S. attorneys prosecuting Mr. Nakoula. He said "His deception actually caused real harm to people."..
WTF? Didn't the 0bama administration LYING about the video as cause for the attack cause harm to the filmmaker and his family???? Who's going to be prosecuted for THAT?