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Special ops halted from responding to Benghazi attacks, U.S. diplomat says (WashPost)
Washington Post ^ | May 6, 2013 updated | By Ernesto Londoņo

Posted on 05/06/2013 3:07:51 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

As the weakly protected U.S. diplomatic compound in eastern Libya came under attack the night of Sept. 11, 2012, the deputy head of the embassy in Tripoli 600 miles away sought in vain to get the Pentagon to scramble fighter jets over Benghazi in a show of force that might have averted a second attack on a nearby CIA complex.

Hours later, according to excerpts of the account by the U.S. diplomat, Gregory Hicks, American officials in the Libyan capital sought permission to deploy four U.S. special operations troops to Benghazi aboard a Libyan military aircraft early the next morning. They were told to stand down.

Congressional investigators released a partial transcript of Hicks’s testimony Monday in advance of a hearing Wednesday at which he is scheduled to appear. His remarks are the first public account from a U.S. official who was in Libya at the time of the attacks about the options that were weighed as militants mobbed the American diplomatic outpost and CIA station in Benghazi, killing U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other government employees. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 20120911; benghazi; benghazispecialops; benghaziwb; expendable; fail; kenyanbornmuzzie; libya; navyseals; standdown; threatmatrix; waronterror
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Leon Panetta testified before Congress that he and the head of the Joint Chiefs decided to not send troops into the situational conflict unfolding at the US consulate in Benghazi because they did not have enough real time info. Basically the same thing the hildahag said; she didn’t have enough info to act. These are also the obozo hussein’s talking points on just about everything under his watch, nothing is ever his fault because he wasn’t informed or didn’t know. When it comes to the power these people wield and the people and technology they have at their disposal, ignorance doesn’t cut it as an excuse.


21 posted on 05/06/2013 3:40:10 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: don-o

If she doesn’t resign, they should impeach her..


22 posted on 05/06/2013 3:41:48 PM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: livius

I think you are correct about what Hillary said before Congress:

“What difference does it make!” is the new “I am not a crook!”


23 posted on 05/06/2013 3:42:40 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Reading some of the comments after this article is almost sad. The people who mostly read the Post are lost souls. Most of them defend Obama to a point of looking like fools.
24 posted on 05/06/2013 3:47:38 PM PDT by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: Conserev1

Thanks for the info!

My heart is just sick reading this stuff.we all knew it from the beginning but to have our suspicions confirmed cannot help but leave a hole in your heart.

Obama needs to be put under oath and a special prosecutor assigned.


25 posted on 05/06/2013 3:51:44 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; KC_Lion


26 posted on 05/06/2013 3:55:36 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Perhaps the author of the article should research the distance between Tripoli and Benghazi.


27 posted on 05/06/2013 3:56:52 PM PDT by wfu_deacons
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To: GraceG; GrandJediMasterYoda; MestaMachine; penelopesire
That calls for a Remix.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B7dZReimPI


28 posted on 05/06/2013 3:58:48 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: penelopesire

My heart is just sick reading this stuff.we all knew it from the beginning but to have our suspicions confirmed cannot help but leave a hole in your heart.

Obama needs to be put under oath and a special prosecutor assigned.

Hell the Freepers here were screaming all during October and November about this and so were other news sources like the Baze and WND and NO ONE IN THE MSM SAID ANYTHING!!!!!

Forget marching on DC, we need to march on the MSM.


29 posted on 05/06/2013 3:59:38 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: fso301

“I can’t remember, my brain’s in a blender, it’s jello ...”


30 posted on 05/06/2013 4:00:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: GraceG
Oh if Hilary would have pulled that Sh!t with the Romulans, they would have boiled her alive in oil.

Do they think the Real Life Baddies like the Muslim Brotherhood cares at all about them!?


31 posted on 05/06/2013 4:01:25 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

HILLARY CLINTON PARODY: Try to Remember
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWQureIC1QM


32 posted on 05/06/2013 4:02:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
as a volunteer fireman, we responded to a trailer house fire that was 30 miles away. it took us about forty minutes to arrive on at the fire. anyone knowing anything about fire and trailer houses knows they go up quickly. we got there in time to save the house.

the same is true with bengazi, the effort needed to be made. even if they came late they could have enacted a terrible price for eFing with us

33 posted on 05/06/2013 4:05:31 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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To: penelopesire

My heart is just sick reading this stuff.we all knew it from the beginning but to have our suspicions confirmed cannot help but leave a hole in your heart.
**********
And this only part of the story. What kind of shady operation was the abassador running there? What was really going on? My guess is it was gun running on a grand scale to AQ linked forces, which is even more sickening.


34 posted on 05/06/2013 4:05:39 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: wfu_deacons

http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Tripoli,+Libya&daddr=Benghazi,+Libya&hl=en&ll=31.54109,16.743164&spn=29.601326,39.331055&sll=37.6,-95.665&sspn=54.448855,78.662109&geocode=FY6m9QEdsznJACnZQxzBxJKoEzGG7Fx7lNiZjQ%3BFbsP6gEdazEyASkr7p5HVRyDEzHgk9J2zt-X5A&mra=ls&t=m&z=5

Apparently 12 hours.... By Ground in a car....

I would assume less than 1 and a half hours at MOST by air...

201 hours if you walked... (one week one and half days)...

Did we walk to Benghazi??????


35 posted on 05/06/2013 4:06:55 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: KC_Lion
Oh if Hilary would have pulled that Sh!t with the Romulans, they would have boiled her alive in oil.

Do they think the Real Life Baddies like the Muslim Brotherhood cares at all about them!?

Umm I thought Moochelle WAS A ROMULAN!!!!

36 posted on 05/06/2013 4:10:14 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: wfu_deacons

How long would it take to have two of our fighter jets at just mach 1 from any close coordants to do a fly by at close quarters just to disrupt the attack followed by attack! If you were to straffe the street heads would have turned! Thus giving time for the deployment of further assets.
International incident does not apply here. We already bombed the crap out of Lybia for the same stinkin rebels that killed our Ambassador.
When Our personell are in harms way we don’t or I wouldn’t question Airspace or anyspace! Just go Kick ass and save lives and deal with it later and Kick their ass too if they had a problem with Airspace violation!


37 posted on 05/06/2013 4:11:43 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: GraceG

Dittos!!


38 posted on 05/06/2013 4:14:42 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Starboard

Yep...whatever they are hiding, it is MUCH BIGGER than politics. Obama has been arming the Muslim Brotherhood and AQ all over the Middle East.


39 posted on 05/06/2013 4:16:37 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: ken5050

Hillary is out of office.


40 posted on 05/06/2013 4:18:25 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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