Skip to comments.Libya Rescue Squad Ambushed; Two Americans Killed
Posted on 09/14/2012 12:00:48 AM PDT by GVnana
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A squad of U.S. troops despatched by helicopter across the Libyan desert to rescue besieged diplomats from Benghazi on Wednesday ran into a fierce overnight ambush that left a further two Americans dead, Libyan officials told Reuters.
Accounts of the mayhem at the U.S. consulate, where the ambassador and a fourth American died after a chaotic protest over a film insulting to Islam, remain patchy. But two Libyan officials, including the commander of a security force which escorted the U.S. rescuers, said a later assault on a supposedly safe refuge for the diplomats appeared professionally executed.
Miscommunication which understated the number of American survivors awaiting rescue - there were 37, nearly four times as many as the Libyan commander expected - also meant survivors and rescuers found themselves short of transport to escape this second battle, delaying an eventual dawn break for the airport.
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“The accuracy with which the mortars hit us was too good for any regular revolutionaries.”
Seriously scary stuff...when we praise an incoming attack, that says, to me, things like Iran’s finest, or other top-line troops (Russian, Chinese, Norks?) were there and coordinated things. This was a lot more than some people upset by a movie.
This is clearly a workplace man-made disaster.
Meanwhile Empty Chair is studiously pretending to ignore the situation while conducting Business as Usual (campaigning, skipping briefings). He's relying on his faithful Big Lie Media Brigade to wash this hideous mess away with a few iterations of the "spin cycle".
Unfortunately for him, the foreign media didn't get the "Conceal Obama's and Hillary's Perfidy at All Costs While Attacking Romney" memo.
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LIBYA FAILS POWELL DOCTRINE
The Hill.com ^ | March 24,2011 | Dick Morris
Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 12:01:39 PM by Hojczyk
The doctrine has three main precepts: Avoid mission creep, clearly define your goals, and plan an exit strategy before you go in. Obama’s Libya intervention flunks on all three counts.
So does Afghanistan.
The Powell Doctrine is of no interest to Obama or his minions.
Any news of bodies? Where are they?
We should believe they are dead? Why? Because our trustworthy ally who allows an attack tells us that this is so?
Is anyone else out there getting a little afraid that Obama is enjoying this? Let the tensions grow, allow Iran to build a bomb that hits our shore, declare martial law, postpone the US election. Hmmmmmm
I guess I sound crazy, but then again, he has no problem with taking over 15% of GDP without any mandate from the people. He has no interest in governing, his interest is in ruling and making himself a popstar.
And this President needs the same treatment as that one.
AND what are the mediaBASTARDS reporting on at this very moment? THE ROMNEY GAFFE and it’s BUSH’s fault along with the film director. NOT A PEEP about the Black Turd!! Watch for an address to the nation from the Ojoker later on.
I have looked in vain for followup or clarification to this story; can anyone shed any light?
All that I can tell you is that you can discount anything coming from our government. beyond that... who knows?
still not clarified, what’s the basis for this story?