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Benghazi Drone Operator Asks Sean Hannity: “Why Hasn’t Congress Contacted Me?” (Audio)
Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/07/2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 05/07/2013 7:48:39 AM PDT by blueyon

A drone operator called into Sean Hannity‘s radio show on Monday… This is a MUST LISTEN… He was reportedly one of the men who flew drones over the attack location in Benghazi. He wants to know why Congress hasn’t attempted to contact him.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazidrones; benghaziresponse; clinton; corruption; obama
drip drip drip......................praying all the truth comes out
1 posted on 05/07/2013 7:48:39 AM PDT by blueyon
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To: MestaMachine

ping - Benghazi drone operator


2 posted on 05/07/2013 7:52:00 AM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: blueyon

“....why Congress hasn’t attempted to contact him.”

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Because Congress may be part of the coverup?


3 posted on 05/07/2013 7:58:54 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: blueyon

I listened to that call very carefully. Something just does not seem right. If he is real he is a fool and will soon be arrested and rightfully so. If it is not real, I smell disinformation.

The caller said the drones were not armed. Is this an attempt by the administration to try and get the impression that our drones are not armed? I also suspect the timing of this call just two days before the hearings. Something smells about this.

Even if the drone was not armed, it could have been crashed on the rebel positions. Flaming Jet A or aviation fuel makes a hell of an impression on bad guys as it burns the skin off their POS bodies.


4 posted on 05/07/2013 7:59:45 AM PDT by cpdiii
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To: blueyon

NOW ,... maybe we will see if the drone was armed ?

Remember , we were already told that the State Department , and the CIA could see Benghazi in “.. almost real time “.

We need EXPIERIENCED military leaders in charge of the military.
Notice that the term used was ‘leader’; that implies leadership ability,
not someone who can’t/ won’t take action until it goes past a ‘focus group’.


5 posted on 05/07/2013 7:59:45 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ("Political correctness is tyranny with manners." - Charlton Heston)
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To: blueyon

This is the real test: We know what happened. We know what assets were available, and what authority was necessary to use them. We also know that certain actions were performed that indicate an armed platform in the area with laser-guided weapons. It would follow that somebody was driving this asset. The “Test” is whether the spineless, gutless “Republican Leadership” is willing to engage, or whether they are just going to make threatening noises and run away.

My money is on run away, for they are gutless cowards.


6 posted on 05/07/2013 8:02:15 AM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: cpdiii

The guy on the phone seemed to know a few things that real mitary folks know, however I couldn’t get over his constant stuttering and stammering. Does the Active military let folks in who have a diagnosable speech disorder?


7 posted on 05/07/2013 8:03:10 AM PDT by Prole
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To: 353FMG

Because Congress may be part of the coverup?


The Rat controlled Senate certainly is.


8 posted on 05/07/2013 8:09:49 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Prole

He stated the drone was over the consulate, he was then ordered to take it over the annex several blocks away, which was done. Hannity asked if they returned it to the consulate and his response bothered me. He said he couldn’t remember because of the time lapse, wasn’t sure......I think that would be pretty memorable because at that stage, it had to be on fire.


9 posted on 05/07/2013 8:10:24 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: BrewingFrog
"We also know that certain actions were performed that indicate an armed platform in the area with laser-guided weapons."

That's the thing I've found tremendously curious. Nobody, particularly a trained professional wastes their time painting a target with a GLD unless they have some belief that laser guided munitions are on the way or will be shortly.

To designate a target without the expectation of fire support makes about as much sense as walking around your whole life with a strange set of keys in your pocket hoping that someday you'll just happen upon the house and the car that go with them.

10 posted on 05/07/2013 8:10:34 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: blueyon

NCOs fly Army drones near the site of operations, offciers fly AF drones from a remote location. I’m having trouble believing this caller but surely Hannity would not allow a crank call on this subject? Hmmmm, what the heck is going on?


11 posted on 05/07/2013 8:10:48 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Prole
I don't know about the USAF, presumably the drone operator's branch; however, I know in the Army:

"Any current receptive or expressive language disorder, including, but not limited to any speech impediment, stammering and stuttering (307.0) of such a degree as to significantly interfere with production of speech or to repeat commands, is disqualifying."

12 posted on 05/07/2013 8:16:01 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: cpdiii; gov_bean_ counter

“The caller said the drones were not armed. Is this an attempt by the administration to try and get the impression that our drones are not armed? “
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State plus DoD negotiate the agreements..
http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/155050.pdf
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3016445/posts?page=20#20

Caller said Libya and US had an agreement that armed drones would NOT be used.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 8:21:44 AM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: thouworm

Audio: Benghazi Drone Operator to Hannity: ‘We Were Not Allowed To Be Armed, That Night’
May, 6, 2013 — nicedeb
https://nicedeb.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/audio-benghazi-drone-operator-to-hannity-we-were-not-allowed-to-be-armed-that-night/

Sean Hannity took a call from a member of the military who claimed to be the camera operator for the Predator drone mission over Benghazi on the night of September 12, 2012. The caller, who identified himself as John from Iowa, said he knew immediately that the Regime was lying about what happened, but due to non-disclosure agreements was prevented from saying anything.

He said when they started observing the consulate, it was already under attack and on fire. He remembered seeing a crowd of dozens if not hundreds of fighters outside the consulate and noted dryly, ” if this was a protest, it would have been a protest for all ages.”

They soon were asked to monitor the CIA annex [caller said after about 5 minutes] where they were to make sure no one was trying to break into it, not that there was much he could do about it, because of the Status of Forces agreement we have with the host country where he was located. “We were not allowed to be armed, that night”, he said.

He said, since the live video in Benghazi was being disseminated to multiple agencies throughout the world, and the State Dept surely would have been alerted.

I’m transcribing this next part exactly as stated:

“We had a supportive unit that we were working for in that region that told us to go there. It was known prior to us even taking off from the location we took off from which I can’t name, that ‘hey, you’re going to be going to the consulate because there are reports that something might go down or is going down.’ So…it was already known in my mind - hours before.”

Hello Darrell Issa? Why has no one from your committee contacted this man, or requested these videos?


14 posted on 05/07/2013 8:25:18 AM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: blueyon

Why wouldn’t he, the caller, contact Congress?


15 posted on 05/07/2013 9:03:38 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: mom.mom
Why wouldn’t he, the caller, contact Congress?

That was my first thought, too. He managed to contact Hannity for his 15 but couldn't contact Congress? That's not sitting right. With his stuttering and repeating, is he able to relay an emergency report when seconds matter? I'm still wanting to hear from the other people in the house who left in the SUV.

16 posted on 05/07/2013 9:26:59 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: cpdiii
He was very real and very credible.

He never said we don't arm our UAVs. He never once said we do not arm our Predators. He did say the ones they operated over Libya were not armed.

He directly addressed that, citing the SOFA that did not allow our Predators to fly armed over Libya.

He was a sensor operator, so he watched the events real-time as they unfolded and he only referenced unclassified data because, as he correctly pointed out, classified data has not been released.

He did speak using unclassified data that, while not in the public domain, most certainly is circulating within the various mil deps and other agencies.

Timing is easy. . .after waiting the first time around during the ARB, and never being contacted, and now the hearing is about to be started and yet again, he is not being contacted, he was driven to step forward to ensure truth was brought out in the open, even in the face of possible democratic threats (as well as being unjustly maligned by “conservatives” that are looking for a conspiracy and unjustly accused him of being part of the cover-up).

Time to do the right thing. He felt it, he knows it and the best way to ensure he and his fellow operators are not ignored is to raise the issue publicly in such a way that does not compromise classified data and draws attention to the fact there are many other witnesses NOT on the ground

He will not be arrested because he broke no law. Period.

17 posted on 05/07/2013 9:52:05 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Of interest.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

18 posted on 05/07/2013 9:55:49 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: Prole
Speaking under stressful conditions—stepping forward without official cover, to “translate” work lingo into easily understood words civilians could understand, trying to avoid identifying agencies he worked with, avoid identifying operational tactics and considerations, and then trying to scope his remarks to steer clear of classified data is a real chore. . .especially to those not schooled in the Clontoon Art of Deception. . .yeah, he spoke in a manner that was not glib.
19 posted on 05/07/2013 9:55:59 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Toespi

You may be right. Its also possible that radio can be very intimidating to certain callers. They get nervous,Hannity has an audience in the millions,they screw up. It happens.


20 posted on 05/07/2013 10:00:13 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: blueyon

My take - This guy is NOT the drone operator/camera guy.

He is just an informed (military/government) person that knows there is a drone operator that has an interesting and informative perspective on the course of events of 9/11/2012 in Benghazi.


21 posted on 05/07/2013 10:46:39 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: mom.mom

Yes, he should contact Sen. Lindsey Graham. Graham will protect him. I’ve never seen that guy so serious about anything before. Could be because he is an active duty Navy JAG officer himself.


22 posted on 05/07/2013 10:48:53 AM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: cpdiii

“Even if the drone was not armed, it could have been crashed on the rebel positions.”

I’m pretty sure the military has a standing order against purposefully crashing equipment that costs billions of dollars.


23 posted on 05/07/2013 11:23:11 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: thouworm

Jan. 23, 2013

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told lawmakers Wednesday that “there was no monitor, there was no real time” of the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) said Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Charlene Lamb “testified she had actually witnessed this, the attack, in real-time on a monitor.”

“At any time did you see the initial attack on a monitor with the president?” Rohrbacher asked.

“Congressman, there was no monitor, there was no real time. We got the surveillance videos some weeks later, that was the first time we saw any video of the attack,” Clinton said in testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. “There was a misunderstanding I think perhaps…she was talking to [diplomatic security] people trying to understand what was going on.”

Lamb was placed on administrative leave late last year, along with two other State Department officials. She told the House Oversight Committee in October that “When the attack began, a diplomatic security agent working in the Tactical Operations Center…alerted the annex U.S. quick reaction security team stationed nearby…from that point on, I could follow what was happening in almost real-time.”

.... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta subsequently told reporters there was no “real-time information” about what was happening on the ground for the U.S. military to intervene.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/23/clinton-there-was-no-monitor-there-was-no-real-time-video-of-benghazi-attacks/


24 posted on 05/07/2013 11:34:53 AM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: Triple

My take - This guy IS the drone operator/camera guy.

(I work with UAV operators and have one in the family, so I have some insight on this).


25 posted on 05/09/2013 11:34:39 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Hulka

I defer to your knowledge/experience.


26 posted on 05/09/2013 11:35:46 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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