Skip to comments.U.S. military commandos fought in Benghazi
Posted on 10/31/2013 5:02:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Masked from public view, two of the U.S. militarys elite special operations commandos have been awarded medals for bravery for a mission that further undercuts the Obama administrations 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.
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WTF was really going on...and why!
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.
It’s a real page turner (3pgs) at the source.
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.
Why our military has not gone into full coup detat mode at this point is completely beyond me. Good men are doing nothing and evil is flourishing.
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..
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’.
Keep in mind there has been a top leader military purge going on...
PING; Very interesting stuff, when will the congress get to talk to these operators.
De Oppresso Liber
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..
"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."
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.
Let Republicanprofessor know if you want on or off this ping list.
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.
Fast & Furious: Benghazi ...?
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.
-——There have been rumors since right after the attack that the D-boys and the GBs 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?
The spec ops might well have been there but we really don’t know what they might have been doing there, do we?
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
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.
I agree. Among so many others!
I agree. Among so many others!
Well, those weapons are out there somewhere and I suspect they were manpads to shoot down american airliners sometime around the holidays.
And...We have a WINNER!!!
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.
I hear you.
Here’s another article - filed today at Fox News by Catherine Herridge.
You are SO right.
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.
soetoro doing what he does best: murdering Americans.
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.
“......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.”.....
"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing."
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.
“...as a result of Obamas 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.
Bingo. There is nobody else that matters here.
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.
Thanks for the clarification
I wish there was a spreadsheet timeline with columns for Obama, Clinton, Benghazi, White House, etc.
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.
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
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.
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?
I was wondering that myself. So many articles coming out.
Could the GOP be doing a coordinated, full court press?