Skip to comments.Benghazi Drone Operator Asks Sean Hannity: “Why Hasn’t Congress Contacted Me?” (Audio)
Posted on 05/07/2013 7:48:39 AM PDT by blueyon
A drone operator called into Sean Hannitys 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 hasnt attempted to contact him.
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“....why Congress hasnt attempted to contact him.”
Because Congress may be part of the coverup?
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.
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’.
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.
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?
Because Congress may be part of the coverup?
The Rat controlled Senate certainly is.
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.
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.
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?
"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."
“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? “
State plus DoD negotiate the agreements..
Caller said Libya and US had an agreement that armed drones would NOT be used.
Audio: Benghazi Drone Operator to Hannity: We Were Not Allowed To Be Armed, That Night
May, 6, 2013 nicedeb
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.
Im 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 cant name, that hey, youre 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?
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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).
I defer to your knowledge/experience.