CBS is the only lib network reporting on this.
Atkisson has some credibility because she was the only one willing to report on Fast and Furious.
Put what happened here into context with, say, “Black Hawk Down”, and you’ve got 2 SEALs holding off 200 militants for 6 hours because they received a call for help, and you’ve got everybody else in the Pentagon and intel agencies watching the whole thing going down with a live feed, the particular kind of military equipment meant to disperse crowds like the one there that are only an hour’s flight away, and nobody in DC doing a dang thing. Send a drone to take pictures? Why not a drone that could have actually done something to help?
Maybe the military people can make sense out of this for me, but this just seems wrong. Very wrong.
Sharryl Atkinson went big on F&F and now she’s leading here. There are a few other non Fox reporters doing this and funny thing is that they’re all female. About the story’s list of useful military assets, there was a NAS , USAF base and a naval base. They waited for spec ops to arrive from Germany, but an NAS and a naval base have Marines. Every Marine is a rifleman. Like the battleship and cruiser Marines who prepped to go ashore at Omaha on June 6 these Marines could have been inserted quickly into Benghazi . Did no one think of this? has the military become too compartmentalized by mission, or did Obama and Clinton not care?