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CBS News: Why didnít we send the military to rescue Benghazi personnel?
Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 22, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY

Posted on 10/22/2012 6:46:25 AM PDT by Snuph

video at link...y now we’ve gotten the basic details of the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi — no thanks to the White House, which tried to pass it off as a “spontaneous demonstration” that “spun out of contro” for more than a week after the attack. Not too many people may have understood that the attack lasted for seven hours, however — and that American military assets were in easy reach. The last two Americans who died had managed to survive six hours into the attack.

CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson asked the obvious question yesterday: If we could fly an unarmed drone over the consulate while it was under attack, why didn’t we send the military in to rescue our people?

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazigate; benghazirescue; cbsnews; christopherstevens; dsj; libya; shadowwars; sharylattkisson; threatmatrix
Zero will have a very reasonable answer that has been focus group tested I am sure.
1 posted on 10/22/2012 6:46:28 AM PDT by Snuph
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To: Snuph

Clinton Broadcast System, at it again...


2 posted on 10/22/2012 6:48:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Snuph
Don't you understand? This is simply a case of workplace violence. Had we sent the Marines in we would have to admit in a very public fashion our ME policy is in a shambles and that "The One" is not universaly loved in the muslim world.

On top of that the really ugly story...that 15K MANPADS are loose because of our ill-conceived and poorly executed operation in Libya would have to come out.

3 posted on 10/22/2012 6:51:32 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
“Clinton Broadcast System, at it again...”

Sounds like the opposite. The President is the Commander in Chief.

Why didn't he allow these folks to be rescued?

4 posted on 10/22/2012 6:53:12 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
“Clinton Broadcast System, at it again...”
Sounds like the opposite. The President is the Commander in Chief.

Oh no...this is the work of the Clinton's. CBS would never turn on obama on their own. Bill Clinton is behind this one...I'd bet my bottom dollar.

5 posted on 10/22/2012 6:55:30 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

“Why didn’t he allow these folks to be rescued?”

You are exactly right and this is the real question. WHY?


6 posted on 10/22/2012 6:58:14 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: Snuph

“CBS News: Why didn’t we send the military to rescue Benghazi personnel?”

Because Obama was too busy campaigning and besides, they “never let a crisis go to waste”?


7 posted on 10/22/2012 7:01:03 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Snuph
If I were in Congress I would ask CDRAFRICOM this question. What does there NEO plan say? Was a contingency plan in place. Was this CONPLAN approved/disapproved and by whom? This CDR is key to this investigation.
8 posted on 10/22/2012 7:01:23 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: MestaMachine
You are exactly right and this is the real question. WHY?

He was comfortable with the way things were going.

Besides, he needed his sleep so he could do his fund raisers.

Big day coming up, you know.

9 posted on 10/22/2012 7:03:34 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: Snuph

Someone here on FR said it well a couple days ago.

“It is easier to ‘splain away four dead Americans than to risk killing muzzies who will claim collateral damage to civilians”


10 posted on 10/22/2012 7:04:53 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Snuph

There was never any intention of sending a rescue - this decision right from the top.

Chris Stevens was SENT to Benghazi on direct orders from no less than the Current Occupant of the White Hut. Without a security detail, without even a personal sidearm, going into a known trouble spot, which had already previously been targeted by the same bunch of bandits.

Chris Stevens, and the three persons accompanying him, were sacrificial lambs, sent to show our “open hand” supposedly extended to indicate our “peaceful intentions”. That hand certainly got slapped away.

If a rescue HAD been mounted, it would have negated the entire thrust of this pseudo-diplomatic move, which was ONLY to demonstrate our good will, and to beg the Islamic jihadists’ forgiveness, doncha know.


11 posted on 10/22/2012 7:05:57 AM PDT by alloysteel ("If you are going to follow the road less traveled, at least consult your GPS first.".)
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To: pgkdan
That may be; it for whatever the motivation, they seem to be asking the right question which is refreshing.
12 posted on 10/22/2012 7:08:13 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Snuph

Zero’s style is to lead from behind. That means taking no risks.

He’s a pro at sending in the drones but scared to death of launching helos and putting boots on the ground.

Allah forbid that something should go wrong, especially in this election season. He’d have nobody to blame it on, not even Hillary.

He and Klinton were no doubt so fearful of another Blackhawk Down that they were frozen in place. They chose to do nothing rather than launch a rescue that could have saved the life of his own ambassador!!

What cowards!!


13 posted on 10/22/2012 7:08:23 AM PDT by O6ret
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Why didn't he allow these folks to be rescued?

Stevens was not supposed to be rescued. He was supposed to be kidnapped, so that Obama could secure his release and look the hero right before the election. When the former SEALS happened to be there to intervene, the whole thing unraveled.

I know it sounds conspiratorial, but so far it's the only scenario that makes any sense to me. BTW, when will Obama release the autopsy reports of our fallen compatriots? It's been over a month; what is there to hide there as well?

14 posted on 10/22/2012 7:10:49 AM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: mosaicwolf

“If I were in Congress I would ask CDRAFRICOM this question. What does there NEO plan say? Was a contingency plan in place. Was this CONPLAN approved/disapproved and by whom? This CDR is key to this investigation”

House Armed Services Chairman asked to speak to these people last week and was blocked. Speaks volumes.


15 posted on 10/22/2012 7:20:15 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: kevao
Major Hasan shouting “Allah Akbar” mowed down killed 13 and injured 29 soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood. Major Hasan was also in contact with a known terrorist Awlaki. The craven and lying administration of Obama classified this as “WORK PLACE VIOLENCE.”

The consulate was the ambassadors work place. Perhaps Mr. Obama would like to call this work place violence.

This administration is not only without morals it is quite dangerous to our great nation nor does it hold the interests of our nation ahead of its socialist quasi Marxist ideology.

This administration is a threat to our nation.

16 posted on 10/22/2012 7:21:13 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: O6ret
He and Klinton were no doubt so fearful of another Blackhawk Down that they were frozen in place.

Fear (cowardice) of launching a miltary rescue had nothing to do with it. This was a calculated decision deemed more optimal than a conducting a fullscale rescue mission with all of the risks and ramifications of revealing a failed foreign policy. Blaming it on street violence brought on by an obscure video and publicly perp walk the "hate crime" producer with a platoon of deputies and a horde of news media in the dead of night was the method to keep the illusion alive.

This was worse than mere cowardice to act. This was negligent homicide to hide the lie that Obama is the great arab spring peacemaker and al qaeda vanquisher.

17 posted on 10/22/2012 7:27:12 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: Snuph

Good question, and Romney needs to ask it tonight of Dear leader.

Benghazi is a port city, readily accessible from a multitude of military assets stationed around the region.

Also, if the British and French consules left the area along with the Red Cross, what the hell were we still doing there?


18 posted on 10/22/2012 7:50:00 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Snuph

This smells like a setup—just like CNN’s 11th-hour demand that Crowley be allowed to conduct followup discussion. That led to her interjection. This is just too easy—something’s up. DO NOT TRUST CBS ANMORE THAN CNN.


19 posted on 10/22/2012 8:03:06 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Snuph

This smells like a setup—just like CNN’s 11th-hour demand that Crowley be allowed to conduct followup discussion. That led to her interjection. This is just too easy—something’s up. DO NOT TRUST CBS ANYORE THAN CNN.


20 posted on 10/22/2012 8:03:26 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Snuph
Three guys who say we could have.

Judge Jeanine Investigates Benghazi Gate Part 4 - 10/20/2012 video 6:53
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (U.S. Army ret.), former CIA Station Chief Gary Burtson and former CIA operative Mike Baker

21 posted on 10/22/2012 8:03:59 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: SC_Pete

agreed


22 posted on 10/22/2012 8:03:59 AM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: Snuph
The last two Americans who died had managed to survive six hours into the attack.

How long any of them lasted is irrelevant. No one could have known who died when or in which compound at the time. The only question is "why was nothing done to try to help them?" Only ONE MAN had the authority to send a rescue team onto foreign soil. We know what his choice was.

23 posted on 10/22/2012 8:11:51 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

Thank you everyone!

Great comments!


24 posted on 10/22/2012 8:38:49 AM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: Snuph

There is no such thing as journalism.


25 posted on 10/22/2012 8:48:42 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Snuph

Has there been any reports as to how many of the attackers were killed?


26 posted on 10/22/2012 10:01:14 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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