Skip to comments.JW Gets Map of Military Fleet Positions During Benghazi Attack
Posted on 02/12/2014 12:37:05 PM PST by Nachum
The U.S. military had a multitude of forces in the region surrounding Libya when terrorists attacked the Special Mission in Benghazi and murdered four Americans, according to an unclassified Navy map obtained by Judicial Watch this week.
The map features the Navy fleet positions in the North Africa Area of Responsibility (AOR) on September 11, 2012, the day Islamic jihadists raided the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, the first diplomat to be killed overseas in decades, and three other Americans were murdered in the violent ambush.
Dozens of vessels were stationed in the region on that day, including two aircraft carriers (Dwight D. Eisenhower and Enterprise), four amphibious ships, 13 destroyers, three cruisers and more than a dozen other smaller Navy boats as well as a command ship. Carriers are warships, the powerhouse of the naval fleet with a full-length flight deck for aircraft operations. During the Benghazi attack, two carriers were based to the east in the Arabian Sea, the Navy map shows.
Two amphibious assault ships (Iwo Jima and Gunston Hill) were situated to the east in the Gulf of Oman and one (New York) was in the Gulf of Aden, the map shows. A fourth (Fort McHenry) was located on the west side of the African continent in the Atlantic Ocean. Amphibious ships resemble small aircraft carriers and have air-craft strips for vertical and short take-offs and landings. The destroyers are scattered throughout the region, but the closest appear to be four (Cole, Forrest Sherman, Jason Dunham and Aboon) in the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya. The rest of the fleet includes cruisers, minesweepers, patrols and a command ship.
The map was provided to Judicial Watch by retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Randall R. Schmidt, who is investigating how the military responded
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“Cross Border Authority” ping ....
after a General Quarters Call then they were less than thirty to forty minutes away .... this explains why targets were painted ... fully....(imho).
I’d venture that a single low level supersonic pass would have broken the back of the assault. (And quite a few ear drums and windows)
Would like the questions asked
“How did you know how long the attack would last?”
“Why did you intentionally mislead us by blaming a youtube video?”
Standing up to liberal lies is the only chance we’ve got... not that it’ll stop the New York Times from lying their asses off about Benghazi... But it will shame them when the truth overwhelms their lies. Just like with collective farm successes in the old USSR... it’s gonna bite ‘em.
The only thing I hope to hear said to the _resident:
“You have the right to remain silent....”
Looks like there were three Destroyers nearby, including the USS Cole.
Make that FOUR Destroyers, an Oiler and a Command Ship.
Impeach Obama in 2014, PERIOD!
Map shows no significant air assets capable of long range transport at sea. And no units with significant ground units anywhere near.
If there was an amphibious task force near Libya, loaded with Marines, that would be significant. But apparently there wasn’t anything like that.
The closest ship was a destroyer at Suda Bay, Crete. That would have a couple of helicopters probably without the range to get to Benghazi without refueling, and they would have had to send some of the sailors as IIRC there aren’t usually Marines assigned to them.
Most likely direct intervention would still have been whatever was available in Sicily.
The biggest failure here was the ignored warnings and denied security requests from the ambassador to the State Department.
6th Fleet was monitoring the situation in Benghazi from the beginning. The commander had an intervention ready to launch in less than twenty minutes. Until that commander testifies freely and fully, the real story remains untold.
Once the US government had the TRUST of its citizens.
No more. Not ever.
Nothing would stand in the way of getting 20,000 MANPADs
to al Qaeda by Obama.
Not even the public rape of an Ambassador.
In fact, Obama was gleeful, because just maybe, the
Blind Sheik would go free.