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U.S. military commandos fought in Benghazi
Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2013 | By Rowan Scarborough

Posted on 10/31/2013 5:02:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

EXCLUSIVE:

Masked from public view, two of the U.S. military’s elite special operations commandos have been awarded medals for bravery for a mission that further undercuts the Obama administration’s original story about the Benghazi tragedy.

For months, administration officials have claimed no special operations forces were dispatched from outside Libya to Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012, al Qaeda terrorist attacks on the U.S. diplomatic mission and CIA annex because none was within range.

The Pentagon, under intense public criticism for not coming to the aid of besieged Americans, published an official timeline in November that carefully danced around the issue.

It said time and distance prevented any commandos outside Libya from reaching a CIA compound under attack. The timeline disclosed that a reinforcement flight 400 miles away in Tripoli contained two “DoD personnel” but did not describe who they were. Later, the official State Department report on Benghazi said they were “two U.S. military personnel” — but provided no other details. It made no mention of special operations forces.

But sources directly familiar with the attack tell The Washington Times that a unit of eight special operators — mostly Delta Force and Green Beret members — were in Tripoli the night of the attack, on a counterterrorism mission that involved capturing weapons and wanted terrorists from the streets and helping train Libyan forces.

When word of the Benghazi attack surfaced, two members of that military unit volunteered to be dispatched along with five private security contractors on a hastily arranged flight from Tripoli to rescue Americans in danger, the sources said, speaking only on the condition of anonymity because the special operations forces’ existence inside Libya was secret.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 4americanskilled; benghazi; benghazispecops; genocide; hillary; libya; obama; obamasfault; obamaspeople; terrorism; threatmatrix
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1 posted on 10/31/2013 5:02:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

WTF was really going on...and why!


2 posted on 10/31/2013 5:06:20 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

bumpbumpbump


3 posted on 10/31/2013 5:09:05 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: seeker41

Four men died as a result of Obama’s incompetence and unwillingness to make a decision. Four American men, representing the United States in a foreign land, are dead as a result of the administration’s recalcitrance.

Why our military has not gone into full coup d’etat mode at this point is completely beyond me. Good men are doing nothing and evil is flourishing.


4 posted on 10/31/2013 5:10:17 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: seeker41

It’s a real page turner (3pgs) at the source.


5 posted on 10/31/2013 5:10:17 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It seems the Pentagon is more interested in protecting Obama than in protecting our ambassadors in dangerous places. Boot lickers for the President, just like in a banana republic.


6 posted on 10/31/2013 5:11:36 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
This cover up has got to be an impeachable offense. Period.
7 posted on 10/31/2013 5:13:03 AM PDT by McGruff (Obama lied. Period!)
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To: rarestia
succinct;

Why our military has not gone into full coup d’etat mode at this point is completely beyond me. Good men are doing nothing and evil is flourishing.

8 posted on 10/31/2013 5:13:16 AM PDT by knarf (`)
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To: rarestia

That is what I don’t understand-why good men do nothing...we are sliding to the depths of evil at such an accelerated rate my head is spinning! Are people really so cowardly or is everyone being bribed? Just stunning..


9 posted on 10/31/2013 5:16:36 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: seeker41

Obama ordered the hit, I’ve said that from the beginning. Yeah...those special ops were in Tripoli? I some great swamp land to sell ya’.


10 posted on 10/31/2013 5:16:43 AM PDT by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: txrefugee

Keep in mind there has been a top leader military purge going on...


11 posted on 10/31/2013 5:17:37 AM PDT by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: maggief; MestaMachine; hoosiermama; TigersEye; penelopesire; ConservativeMan55; ...

PING; Very interesting stuff, when will the congress get to talk to these operators.


12 posted on 10/31/2013 5:21:43 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Finally the truth (sort of) comes out. There have been rumors since right after the attack that the D-boys and the GB’s kicked some ass that night. If the story I am hearing is true then these guys deserve the MOH.

De Oppresso Liber

13 posted on 10/31/2013 5:22:11 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: EBH

Why..I want to know the real reason, what is he hiding, what was the threat to HIM?! Was it a weapons transfer, a CIA op, secret prison he wanted burned.

WTH was it...he needs to be removed from office and interrogated as a enemy to the state!

I have just had it with all these evil vile people..


14 posted on 10/31/2013 5:22:45 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: knarf
US Military is currently transforming into Obama's palace guards or BHO's Janisary Corp. Our new and Progressive DOD.

"Janissaries, created by Sultan Murad I, were young Christian boys from conquered countries (commonly Greek), who were converted to Islam and levied into the Devshirme system (or the "Collection of Children"). They were also nicknamed "slave soldiers", because of their method of capture."

http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Janissaries

15 posted on 10/31/2013 5:23:54 AM PDT by Tugo (POTUS = Marxist)
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To: knarf

That’s because all the Generals in there now are too worried about their pensions and cushy defense jobs.
All the Generals who voiced any concerns were forced out.


16 posted on 10/31/2013 5:25:17 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...

Benghazi ping.

Let Republicanprofessor know if you want on or off this ping list.


17 posted on 10/31/2013 5:26:37 AM PDT by Republicanprofessor
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Darrell Issa! Paging Darrell Issa. Please pick up the white phone in the lobby. 'WE THE PEOPLE' is asking for you to DO YOUR JOB.

And call the rat b*st*rds on your committee back to the hearings and prevent them from continuing to spit on the graves of the victims without consequence.

18 posted on 10/31/2013 5:27:44 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: seeker41
Why..I want to know the real reason, what is he hiding, what was the threat to HIM?! Was it a weapons transfer, a CIA op, secret prison he wanted burned.

Fast & Furious: Benghazi ...?

19 posted on 10/31/2013 5:30:00 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: seeker41; 1_Rain_Drop; 2111USMC; 2ndDivisionVet; Absolutely Nobama; acapesket; AirForce-TechSgt; ...
Folks, do not let this story confuse you. The ONLY thing new is that two medals for bravery were awarded. Everything else has been known and covered here extensively.
These are the guys that were delayed at the Benghazi airport for lack of transportation.

Many thanks to Texas Fossil for putting this list in order and removing the duplicates I missed.
This is a Threat Matrix list documenting threats within and without. Anyone wanting on or off please advise.

This is the Benghazi Index for reference.


Benghazi Index

20 posted on 10/31/2013 5:32:55 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Towanda! Charge!!! A Fuwappiduh is called for in 5, 4, 3 ,2.....Dang, that was awesome, Dudes......)
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To: seeker41

Gun running...


21 posted on 10/31/2013 5:34:15 AM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: mad_as_he$$

-——There have been rumors since right after the attack that the D-boys and the GB’s kicked some ass that night-——

Oh come now....... surely you can do better than allude to rumors about rumors.

What rumors did you hear?

Did they allude to being deep in the Hürtgen Forest at the time?


22 posted on 10/31/2013 5:34:43 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: EBH

The spec ops might well have been there but we really don’t know what they might have been doing there, do we?


23 posted on 10/31/2013 5:35:19 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

OK so....

1. Use of Tripoli SF = OK

2. Use of Sigonella, Sicily SF = NOT OK.

Why cover this up?? Because it shows in stark clarity that the only factor at work was....

DENIAL OF CROSS BORDER AUTHORITY BY THE PRESIDENT


24 posted on 10/31/2013 5:35:56 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin; MestaMachine; All

A majority of the American people now believe Obama’s administration is involved in a cover-up on Benghazi.

Every news report about Benghazi works to move public awareness and opinion more to that truth.


25 posted on 10/31/2013 5:39:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: McGruff
This cover up has got to be an impeachable offense. Period

I agree. Among so many others!

26 posted on 10/31/2013 5:42:39 AM PDT by OldEagle
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To: McGruff
This cover up has got to be an impeachable offense. Period

I agree. Among so many others!

27 posted on 10/31/2013 5:42:39 AM PDT by OldEagle
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To: Dog; All

Well, those weapons are out there somewhere and I suspect they were manpads to shoot down american airliners sometime around the holidays.


28 posted on 10/31/2013 5:48:02 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: Servant of the Cross
"Fast & Furious: Benghazi ...?"

And...We have a WINNER!!!

29 posted on 10/31/2013 5:48:51 AM PDT by OldEagle
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

ANYTHING that keeps Benghazi in the public eye is a good thing. I am just saying for the people who have been following this closely, that at least for us, there is nothing new in this article except that these two brave Americans were given medals they richly deserved.
I want to know WHERE obama was that night and why he allowed the murders of Americans whose numbers would have been far greater if Woods and Doherty hadn’t disobeyed direct orders.


30 posted on 10/31/2013 5:49:00 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Towanda! Charge!!! A Fuwappiduh is called for in 5, 4, 3 ,2.....Dang, that was awesome, Dudes......)
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To: MestaMachine

I hear you.

Here’s another article - filed today at Fox News by Catherine Herridge.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3085851/posts


31 posted on 10/31/2013 5:50:46 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: gaijin
"DENIAL OF CROSS BORDER AUTHORITY BY THE PRESIDENT"

You are SO right.

32 posted on 10/31/2013 5:56:15 AM PDT by OldEagle
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To: MestaMachine

Yep. The first reports had these guys flying in on an old WWII era airplane. That changed to a Learjet. The point is, they flew something into Benghazi that morning and it didn’t get shot down. But, our military couldn’t send any jets to Benghazi because they might get shot down? Baloney.


33 posted on 10/31/2013 5:56:52 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

soetoro doing what he does best: murdering Americans.


34 posted on 10/31/2013 6:00:57 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: bert

If you want to be snarky go do the work yourself. If you actually leave FR once a week you can learn it also. It is all out there on the interwebs. Common knowledge in Libya. Oh you might have to learn to translate Arabic using the evil Google.


35 posted on 10/31/2013 6:05:26 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

36 posted on 10/31/2013 6:46:54 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

“......Pressed why the Pentagon and administration officials did not publicly acknowledge the special operations forces’ contribution that tragic night, the sources said officials decided that their anti-terror work inside Libya was sensitive and closely guarded. In addition, U.S. officials did not have a Status of Forces Agreement in place that would have authorized the troops’ presence, the sources said.”.....

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/30/us-military-commandos-made-it-to-benghazi/print/


37 posted on 10/31/2013 6:57:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: seeker41; All
Edmund Burke is most famously noted for the popular saying,

"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing."

38 posted on 10/31/2013 7:06:02 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: rarestia

It appears the same thing is happening within DoD that is happening all across the fruited plain - good people are not responding in the manner our founders thought would keep our Constitutional Republic working. It is time for a non=violent REVOLUTION. It must happen in 2014 because soon there will be nothing left to save. IF the House goes back to Piglosi there will be no chance of capturing the Senate and it will be all over come 2016.


39 posted on 10/31/2013 7:19:58 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: rarestia

“...as a result of Obama’s incompetence and unwillingness to make a decision....”

Add Hillary in there. She was in charge as well. This goes on her doorstep too. She didn’t answer the “3am phone call”.

She should not get a pass on this, and it should be an Albatross on her neck when she tries to run for the Presidency.


40 posted on 10/31/2013 7:54:39 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: gaijin
DENIAL OF CROSS BORDER AUTHORITY BY THE PRESIDENT

Bingo. There is nobody else that matters here.

41 posted on 10/31/2013 8:09:02 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ZeroCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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To: seeker41

Whatever it is, it is a huge game changer and I am convinced Obama/US was involved in the planning. Prior to and after the attack they wanted a skeleton crew, keeping as few involved as possible, ironically there were only two people who knew what was going on in the compound, they were killed. The remaining two were peripheral. Weapons, probably, but not enough reason to risk the depth of this coverup and lies. The blind sheikh release was the breaking story prior to the attack and was the reason for the attack. They will never catch or question the killers because they know why they were there and who sent them.


42 posted on 10/31/2013 8:50:47 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Republicanprofessor

ping me!


43 posted on 10/31/2013 8:55:38 AM PDT by calicard
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To: MestaMachine

Thanks for the clarification


44 posted on 10/31/2013 8:59:01 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: NFHale

I wish there was a spreadsheet timeline with columns for Obama, Clinton, Benghazi, White House, etc.


45 posted on 10/31/2013 9:00:54 AM PDT by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
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To: Travis McGee

Excellent intell and background as usual.

I would recommend anyone, who is really interested in this bad event to read your 3 page history and probability.

http://pjmedia.com/blog/benghazis-smoking-gun-only-president-can-give-%E2%80%98cross-border-authority%E2%80%99/


46 posted on 10/31/2013 9:17:31 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( "With Obamascare you can die for your country without leaving home.")
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To: Yorlik803

I Peter 3:14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats[b]; do not be frightened.15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord.

We need men who fear GOD, not MAN


47 posted on 10/31/2013 9:49:46 AM PDT by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: knarf

The reason, I feel, is that all the good dedicated American leaders at the top have been replaced with Obama ass kissers or boot lickers if you want to use a nice term.

I am tired of being nice.


48 posted on 10/31/2013 9:55:15 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; MestaMachine

There is NO WAY these articles about Benghazi would be seeping into MSM reports unless the “handlers” gave it a go.

I’m wondering, just speculation, that Obamacaregate is imploding so quickly and Americans are getting so angry, that Obama is going to be thrown under the bus himself. The communist handlers cannot see their vision of takeover of America swirling down the drain. Other democrats are liable to be dragged down in the anger against Obama and his lies about Obamacare that some libs are finally waking up to.

I just cannot imagine any other reason they are actually letting some of the stories about Benghazi out into the MSM. I mean, it’s been over a year and no one from the MSM has actually reported anything worthwhile in all that time. Why now?


49 posted on 10/31/2013 10:03:15 AM PDT by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: boxlunch
.....Why now?

I was wondering that myself. So many articles coming out.

Could the GOP be doing a coordinated, full court press?

50 posted on 10/31/2013 10:06:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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