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Bombshell: Pentagon 'Didn't Know' Benghazi Annex Existed
WND ^ | January 20, 2014 | Aaron Klein

Posted on 01/21/2014 6:12:58 PM PST by opentalk

Raises major questions about what U.S. was doing in secretive facility.

The extensive Senate report on the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack dropped a major, unreported bombshell: The commander of U.S. forces in Africa was not aware of the existence of the besieged CIA annex.

The staggering detail raises the question of what was transpiring at the fated annex and nearby U.S. special mission and why key members of the Defense Department, including those responsible for responding to emergency situations, were not aware of it.

Questions now must be also raised as to why, on the night of attack, command of an elite unit known as C-110, or the EUCOM CIF, was reportedly transferred from the military’s European command to AFRICOM, or the United States Africa Command.

... Page 77 of the report further divulges that Gen. Carter Ham, then-commander of U.S. Africa Command, “was not even aware there was a CIA annex in Benghazi at the time of the attacks.”

Continued the Senate report: “We are puzzled as to how the military leadership expected to effectively respond and rescue Americans in the event of an emergency when it did not even know of the existence of one of the U.S. facilities.”

On the night of the attack, Ham was placed in charge of the C-110, a 40-man Special Ops force maintained for rapid response to emergencies. The force was trained for deployment for events like the Benghazi attack. Command was transferred from the military’s European command to Ham in the middle of the attack

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: africom; benghazi; benghaziannex; benghazicoverup; carterham; cia; clinton; covert; coverup; criminalstate; egypt; gunrunning; hillary; hillarybenghazi; hillaryclinton; illegalarms; obama; saudi; statsdept; syria; turkey; waronterror
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1 posted on 01/21/2014 6:12:58 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Benghazi was treason. Straight out of the White Hut.


2 posted on 01/21/2014 6:14:36 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: opentalk

“Hey, that excuse always works for Obama, we might as well try it too...”


3 posted on 01/21/2014 6:15:46 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: opentalk
Command was transferred from the military’s European command to Ham in the middle of the attack.

Wait...what?

4 posted on 01/21/2014 6:17:47 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: opentalk

It was a gun/weapon running center to AQ in Syria, that`s why the cover up and the GOP won`t touch it with a 10 foot pole, cowards and co-opted as they are.


5 posted on 01/21/2014 6:18:24 PM PST by Para-Ord.45 ( Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
FReepers nailed it first - again

Dope Fiend Barry Obama was running MANPADS to the Syrian rebels because he knows no one in the media or the nutless GOPe will stop him.

6 posted on 01/21/2014 6:20:50 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: opentalk

Benghazi = Operation MANPADs for al Qaeda


7 posted on 01/21/2014 6:20:51 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis

yup, odds may be that barry was aligned with AQ in Syria:

Was Benghazi CIA Annex Running Guns To Syrian Rebels?

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3050550/posts

My Sources Tell Me Benghazi Was About Running Missiles To Syria Rebels

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3017885/posts

Former Special Forces Commander: Was U.S. Running Guns to Syrian Rebels Via Benghazi?

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2980810/posts


8 posted on 01/21/2014 6:23:01 PM PST by Para-Ord.45 ( Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: Diogenesis

Fast and Furious, with lamb kabobs and couscous.


9 posted on 01/21/2014 6:23:32 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It looks like whatever was going on in Benghazi was something Hillery and Obama did NOT want the regular US military to be aware of. Maybe it had something to do with exactly WHO they were assisting there or WHAT they were providing.

THAT may explain WHY they didn’t want a rescue team.

The REAL villains in this mess? The DAMN American MEDIA!!!!
They cover for this bastard WHATEVER nonsense he gets involved in.

The Bridgegate affair may ALSO be a distraction to allow these new facts to slip public attention.


10 posted on 01/21/2014 6:24:37 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Diogenesis
. . . the Taliban is in the building . . . .
11 posted on 01/21/2014 6:25:05 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: opentalk

As I have said over and over, the so called “annex” was the target of the enemy forces that night.

The raid on the so-called “consulate” (which was nothing of the sort) was a diversion, but the demonstrators got sucked into a firefight, the building burned, and Stevens suffocated.

Now that we know the “annex” was secret from the US military, its important to ask again: What was it? What went on there? Who were the thirty + US personnel evacuated from there, what was the nature of their service, and where are they now?


12 posted on 01/21/2014 6:27:35 PM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: opentalk; MestaMachine; Republicanprofessor

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Ping.

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13 posted on 01/21/2014 6:28:10 PM PST by LucyT ( If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I agree, and the ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF is the ONLY ONE who could LEGALLY ORDER a "STAND DOWN".

Military Scramble Order Overseas, How They Work
First, I've got over 26 years working in military control towers, most of them as the watch supervisor/crew chief on duty.
Scrambling aircraft to respond to urgent situations normally starts at the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
The scramble order comes down through a secured phone call on a direct line.
In the attack on the U.S. embassy on Benghazi, the drone control would have been from MacDill AFB, FL, by U.S. Central Command, and would have been in direct contact, or maybe even remote control to the situation room in the White House.
Watch this 4 minute 48 second video Inside the Situation Room.
The pResident SHOULD HAVE issued to order to scramble fighters to Benghazi, to get there in minimum time.
Then he SHOULD HAVE issued a second order scrambling AC-130 gunships to respond to Benghazi, and have them stand by for more orders. This should have been controlled by the pResident, who should have monitored and responded with guidance from his Situation Room, Read
Here's one more piece of information.
Like Rush said:

Now we know that Obama was in the room watching Benghazi attack live.

I know from experience in the government (over 30 years) that the communication system allows for IMMEDIATE NOTIFICATION to the SITUATION ROOM,
as well as other agencies, of notification of a critical situation such as this.
I'm sure technology has changed and only gotten better since I retired, but read this with focus on FLASH OVERRIDE and FLASH.
There is more you need to read.
The Pundit Press has videos worth watching at "Under God" Removed By Obama During Inauguration Pledge.
Read "Under God" Removed By Obama During Inaguration Pledge on Free Republic with all its comments, and know that we were warned of this.


This has been planned for a VERY LONG TIME.
Obama is solely responsible for this.
Hillary claimed “No Knowledge” of gun running
and told Rand Paul he needed to ask the CIA
.


Let's look at some of the facts.
So, let us remember. For a better understanding of the issue, read HISTORY of Mohammed ( spelled variously; Mahomet, Muhammed, Mehmet, etc. ). then watch William Federer explain it, from Jan. 25, 2012 at CC Chino Hills, CA. It's a MUST WATCH for everyone,Christians, Athiests and even Muslims!

As retired military myself, I've seen the damage of "keeping secrets" about bad leaders.
Obama is EVIL, pure and simple.
Please watch Glenn Beck with Trevor Loudon & his book "Barack Obama and the Enemies Within".
Then watch the 29 minute 13 seconds video Trevor Loudon- An Urgent (and chilling) Message for America.



Barack Obama and the Enemies Within


Obama may be feigning "incompetence," thinking he's too sly, being a "wolf in sheep's clothing" since his mentoring was from Fabian Fascism..
The "Establishment Republicans" will probably NOT want to IMPEACH the TREASONIST Barack Hussein Obama II.
But it's better for the country that Obama suffer the penalty, the strongest penalty for his actions, and his inactions.
Let's look at the Presidential Oaths of Office.
Now who among us really believes Obama did any of that ?
To Obama, that was "Just words. Just speeches! "
Damn him ! Damn him to hell !

I'll finish this with asking you to read Watch the 18 minute 56 second documentary video "Absolutely Uncertain" at "theBLAZE.com" or on YouTube.com, narrated by Irina, the 23-year-old “Jewish New Yorker” and a former Obama supporter .

One other suggestion, read DID OBAMA WANT STEVENS DEAD?
The language is a little abrasive, but spot on. Also read:

Read and watch all the videos from Could assets have reached Benghazi in time to save lives? [Ret. Lt Gen Boykin-Huckabee] and especially comment #44 and comment #57.



14 posted on 01/21/2014 6:29:34 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: ZULU
Worth repeating:
It looks like whatever was going on in Benghazi was something Hillery and Obama did NOT want the regular US military to be aware of. Maybe it had something to do with exactly WHO they were assisting there or WHAT they were providing.
Would you want the military to know that you were arming their enemies, hmmmm?
15 posted on 01/21/2014 6:30:13 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: opentalk
Raises major questions about what U.S. was doing in secretive facility.

Gun Running...what else?

16 posted on 01/21/2014 6:33:38 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: null and void

A distinct possibility or arming some kind of radical group.

You have to remember what creatures are in the White House. Hillery - defender of the PLO and Black Panthers and Obama defender of MORSI!!!


17 posted on 01/21/2014 6:38:58 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: jiggyboy

http://m.washingtontimes.com/blog/robbins-report/2012/oct/28/general-losing-his-job-over-benghazi/

Oct 2012, Is General, Ham losing his job over Benghazi?

... On October 18, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta appeared unexpectedly at an otherwise unrelated briefing on “Efforts to Enhance the Financial Health of the Force.”

.. In his brief remarks Mr. Panetta said, “Today I am very pleased to announce that President Obama will nominate General David Rodriguez to succeed General Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command.” This came as a surprise to many, since General Ham had only been in the position for a year and a half.


18 posted on 01/21/2014 6:39:15 PM PST by opentalk
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yep, arming the enemy is high treason, ..he cannot let america know he is the enemy he is and survive.


19 posted on 01/21/2014 6:48:55 PM PST by aces (Jesus Saves not Society)
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To: jiggyboy

Compart-mental-i-zation....


20 posted on 01/21/2014 6:54:04 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: opentalk

Bttt


21 posted on 01/21/2014 6:56:57 PM PST by Guenevere
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To: opentalk
What did Hillary know and when did she know it!?!

(a rhetorical question since she probably initiated the operation)

22 posted on 01/21/2014 6:58:05 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: opentalk

My my my.....General Ham was saying that in his military opinion, attack aircraft weren’t right for Benghazi. Here now, we find out he had a 40 man Special Ops outfit. What was his considered military opinion about this unit? What’s his next excuse going to be? The sun was in his eyes?


23 posted on 01/21/2014 7:06:23 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: opentalk

As payback for Lockerbie, Reagan did airstrikes against Khadaffi —at Bengazi, even. Naturally, Khaddaffi came to know the threat of airpower pretty well, and went on a decades-long campaign of acquiring MANPADS —very many of them.

At final tally right before his fall, Khaddafi had 21,000 MANPADS which went almost totally unguarded.

Funding a CIA op often brings meddlesome questions from Congress, so with all those missiles laying around, Libya presented some interesting intel op potential:

1. No questions from Congress

2. Little need for funding missile buys

They had knocked off a dictator who was having real reservations about the whole petrodollar system, and they’d use HIS missiles to knock off Assad —nice..!

BENGAZI, PICK ONE:

1. Missiles for Muzzies

2. Swap Cyclops for Stevens

3. BOTH of the above

?????


24 posted on 01/21/2014 7:07:19 PM PST by gaijin
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To: opentalk

Why did Hillary and Obama use American taxpayer provided facilities, equipment, personnel and funds to overthrow the government of Libya? What was our pressing national interest in that?


25 posted on 01/21/2014 7:14:44 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Yosemitest

Good stuff - bump for later


26 posted on 01/21/2014 7:15:45 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: opentalk

FREE THE BENGHAZI 40!!!!!


27 posted on 01/21/2014 7:16:17 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: opentalk
I thought it was a Ham-handed non-response!
28 posted on 01/21/2014 7:18:43 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: opentalk

This is not a “bombshell,” nor is it a surprise at all. I have always believed that the targets in the Benghazi attack (including the U.S. ambassador, perhaps) were part of a CIA operation that was being run outside normal military channels.


29 posted on 01/21/2014 7:27:22 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: opentalk

I wonder how much blackmail we’re paying Al Qaeda to keep those missiles boxed up? Eventually, they’ll want too much and then Obama will be “totally surprised” while the paid Democrat liars in the American press try to cover for him.


30 posted on 01/21/2014 7:28:46 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; opentalk; ..
(thsi was supposed to be a ping at post #15)

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

31 posted on 01/21/2014 7:34:24 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: jiggyboy

Maybe it was a two birds with one stone operation - and someone wanted Ham out...


32 posted on 01/21/2014 7:36:02 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: Yosemitest

BTTT!


33 posted on 01/21/2014 7:37:53 PM PST by Pagey (HELL is The 2nd Term of a POTUS who uses the terms “social justice” and “fair distribution".)
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To: opentalk

Impeach the Kenyan for running illegal arms.

There’s nothing short of leaving them to die to try and cover this up. That’s how it smells to me.


34 posted on 01/21/2014 7:38:10 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: null and void
Ding Ding Ding!

“Would you want the military to know that you were arming their enemies, hmmmm?”

I think we have a winner!

35 posted on 01/21/2014 7:41:43 PM PST by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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To: opentalk

and no one from the secret facility has ever been interviewed - strange??


36 posted on 01/21/2014 7:42:24 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

That’s not big enough for this level of cover -up. That’s the excuse they’re trying to sell...


37 posted on 01/21/2014 7:44:42 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: sarasmom
It gets worse.

Do you know about ‘Extortion 17′ Navy SEAL families demand Congress inquest? Watch this, all 3 videos of it, and expecially "Fallen Angel" !



38 posted on 01/21/2014 7:50:00 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Alberta's Child
Normal military channels are proficient in dealing with inept CIA black ops.

Looks like certain amateur rogue elements of our government, in this case the entire civilian administration up to and including POTUS, decided they could “wing it” all by themselves...

Treason is the polite term for what happened in Benghazi.

39 posted on 01/21/2014 7:54:23 PM PST by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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To: Yosemitest
I have had the same tagline for a while now.
Nice to see someone has noticed it....
40 posted on 01/21/2014 8:00:05 PM PST by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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To: Yosemitest

Thanks for posting this, I’ve read it each time you do and it still makes me as sick as it did the first time I read it.


41 posted on 01/21/2014 8:18:05 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: sarasmom
You know, I didn't even notice your tag line.
I just wanted to highlight the ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF's TREASON.
42 posted on 01/21/2014 8:18:30 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44
Keep beating the drum...
43 posted on 01/21/2014 8:21:36 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

A covert mission requiring so much deniability that even the General who would have been responsible for commanding the special forces that could rescue the people in the annex didn’t know the annex existed.

The Special Ops were transferred to Ham in the middle of an attack on an invisible target filled with 40+ Americans who were supposed to die there.

Next month will mark 1 1/2 years since the attack on Benghazi. No one has been held accountable, and no one has disclosed what the heck was really happening in that annex.


44 posted on 01/21/2014 8:22:19 PM PST by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: GOPJ

>> It was a gun/weapon running center to AQ in Syria, that`s why the cover up and the GOP won`t touch it with a 10 foot pole, cowards and co-opted as they are.
>
> That’s not big enough for this level of cover -up. That’s the excuse they’re trying to sell...

That there’s pretty big; what do you suppose it is they’re covering that’d be even bigger?


45 posted on 01/21/2014 8:28:56 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: opentalk

Impeachment File for the 2014 Impeachment of B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, a documented legal citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


46 posted on 01/21/2014 8:29:33 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

Sooner the better


47 posted on 01/21/2014 9:01:33 PM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: lonevoice
Comment from a related article

… Unbe-freaking-lievable! We put a diplomatic mission in one of the world’s hot spots and there is absolutely no military contingency to come to their aid if they are attacked, because the military hasn’t been informed that they are even there!

48 posted on 01/21/2014 9:09:03 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Pretty much answers the question as to why Stevens specified “nonmilitary” security. Active military involvement and coordination would have blown Obama’s op.


49 posted on 01/21/2014 9:20:18 PM PST by Mach9
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To: Mach9; LucyT

Well put.


50 posted on 01/21/2014 9:27:46 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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