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BOMBSHELL: US Troops Wouldn't Have Been Painting Targets on Ground Unless There Was Air Support..
Gateway Pundit ^ | October 26, 2012 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 10/26/2012 6:30:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

BOMBSHELL: US troops in Benghazi would not have been painting targets on the ground unless there was air support overhead. But someone called it off – And the decision most likely came from the White House.

FOX News reported earlier today that security officers on the ground in Benghazi had a laser planted on a target that was firing on the annex.

The team was in constant radio contact with their headquarters. In fact, at least one member of the team was on the roof of the annex manning a heavy machine gun when mortars were fired at the CIA compound. The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up support from a Spectre gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights.

So there were two drones in the air recording the attack on the ground. And now we know the CIA team at the annex was in constant radio contact with their headquarters. The White House was able to watch the attack live back in Washington DC. Yet, yesterday Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said this,

“The U.S. military did not get involved during the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, last month because officials did not have enough information about what was going on before the attack was over.”

How much more information did they need?

* * * * *

Then there’s this bombshell at BlackFive from a former Delta operator:

Having spent a good bit of time nursing a GLD (ground Laser Designator) in several garden spots around the world, something from the report jumped out at me.

One of the former SEALs was actively painting the target. That means that Specter WAS ON STATION! Probably an AC130U. A ground laser designator is not a briefing pointer laser. You do not “paint” a target until the weapons system/designator is synched; which means that the AC130 was on station.

Only two places could have called off the attack at that point; the WH situation command (based on POTUS direction) or AFRICOM commander based on information directly from the target area.

If the AC130 never left Sigonella (as Penetta says) that means that the Predator that was filming the whole thing was armed.

If that SEAL was actively “painting” a target; something was on station to engage! And the decision to stand down goes directly to POTUS!

This is HUGE. It should be obvious by now that someone is not telling the truth. As Blackfive says,

“This is bigger than Watergate!… The worst has to be the team on the ground knowing that the President just left you to die.“

A caller today discussed this with Rush Limbaugh.

(VIDEO AT LINK)

Here is part of that conversation.

CALLER: Well, there’s three networks, Rush. The e-mails that have been released are unclassified e-mails. On the top secret side, a flash traffic message from the embassy Tripoli to the White House Situation Room, it’s like an IM. I mean, it’s immediately responded to. You have to acknowledge receipt of it. Okay? So it’s immediate. It gets to the person, the watch officer sitting there, boom, flashes on his screen, he has to acknowledge receipt. And then there’s a protocol for who he then sends it to. He physically turns to someone, the senior guy on watch, “This is a critical element of information. POTUS needs to hear this,” and that’s what would have happened.

So no one in the White House can deny that — well, they can deny it, but the fact is the protocol says someone marched their happy little ass up to the senior guy standing next to POTUS and said, “Sir, ambassador in Libya is in peril.” And if he was missing, that is even a higher precedence. And then the chain would have also gone out automatically to the geographic combatant commander, AFRICOM, and he would have then turned to his special operations commander and said, “I want the In-Extremis Force, you know, strip ready in five minutes.” And evidently they were strip ready in Sigonella and they would have the assets to penetrate the airspace, you know, an MC-130 papa, which is a C-130 specially equipped with electronic countermeasures. They didn’t need permission to enter Libyan airspace, okay?

I’m giving you a lot of Inside Baseball stuff, and maybe putting myself in a little peril by doing it, but the In-Extremis Force, they would have been chomping at the bit to do this. It was turned down, POTUS, at his five p.m. Eastern time meeting with the principals, that’s when he put the kibosh on everything. It was a conscious act. It has to be because, you know, the In-Extremis Force is required to be prepared to do In-Extremis non-combatant evacuation operations for its geographic responsibility, the entire continent of Africa. So there’s always somebody ready to go, and the aircraft are always prepared to go.

Read the rest here. Hat Tip Truth and Common Sense


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abdication; benghazi; benghazigate; cas; derelictionofduty; libya; muslimbrotherhood; obama; obama4alqaeda; obama4terrorists; obamaabdication; obamatreason; obamavsamerica; shadowwars; standdown; threatmatrix; traitorinchief; treason; waronterror
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To: unixfox

Try it. Use your digital camera and TV remote. The infrared shows up like a flashlight


101 posted on 10/26/2012 8:03:45 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: MestaMachine; Cindy
Or the intention was to smoke them out from cover.

An interesting tidbit I came across is that the group which carried out the attack included Ansar al Sharia and Ansar al Shariah was, before 9/11, in full control of a hospital in Benghazi.

News reports said the ambassador had been taken to a hospital in Benghazi where doctors used his cell phone to call US officials. The assumption made by the press was that he was taken to the hospital for treatment, but what if this hospital was the same one used as headquarters by Ansar al Sharia?

102 posted on 10/26/2012 8:05:56 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: USNBandit; reluctantwarrior

How familiar are you with the protocols of the SF? It sure seemed to me that our fellow FReeper who phoned in to Rush knew what he was saying. He has the credentials.


103 posted on 10/26/2012 8:07:59 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: piasa

Here’s an interesting link:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/12208#.UItNwI4bm4Q


104 posted on 10/26/2012 8:08:43 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (What if you woke up today, having only those things for which you thanked our Lord last night?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is why the story is crumbly... this is why it is leaking out so fast...this was so outrageous.. up and down the line people are piss off.. the military, the CIA, the mid level state, everybody...it's going to break open like a dam
105 posted on 10/26/2012 8:08:58 PM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: vanilla swirl

CNN getting hammered on their own site.
http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/24/doubts-surface-over-e-mail-on-claim-of-responsibility-for-benghazi-attack/?hpt=hp_inthenews


106 posted on 10/26/2012 8:11:34 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: billorites

At that point, they called again for military support and help because they were taking fire at the CIA safe house, or annex. The request was denied. There were no communications problems at the annex, according those present at the compound. The team was in constant radio contact with their headquarters. In fact, at least one member of the team was on the roof of the annex manning a heavy machine gun when mortars were fired at the CIA compound. The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up support from a Spectre gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/26/cia-operators-were-denied-request-for-help-during-benghazi-attack-sources-say/


107 posted on 10/26/2012 8:12:07 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

I remember a video of several men yelling. It was a very dark image but a few faces could be seen. Seemed to be dragging something through a doorway.


108 posted on 10/26/2012 8:13:18 PM PDT by mia
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To: tophat9000

And what you will find is that this administration, from the top down, is infested with maggots.


109 posted on 10/26/2012 8:14:47 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Geraldo on O’Reilly now calling the whole thing crap. Calling the CIA people who told Foxnews the story liars.


110 posted on 10/26/2012 8:19:35 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Steely Tom

Probably the little Nazi Jarrett, she’s been running the show for the last 4 years. The Fraud went to bed we have been told. Fast asleep while the drone watched the attack and no-one did anything to intervene and attempt to save the Americans under attack.

If Bush had been President, non-stop coverage since the attack happened and this news about watching and doing nothing would have buried Bush. Whoever he ran against would win by 20 points.

This turd is still in it. Go figure


111 posted on 10/26/2012 8:21:48 PM PDT by Beatthedrum
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To: RummyChick

I didn’t know “smoke inhalation” could be so bloody.


112 posted on 10/26/2012 8:21:59 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: RummyChick

Spooky was coming from Italy, not Africa. That might be another problem by itself ... Two different theaters of operation.


113 posted on 10/26/2012 8:22:54 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (In a previous life I was ...)
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To: lgjhn23

I am reminded by your post about Haman...from the book of Esther...treason has its rewards :)

“So the king and Haman came to have dinner with Queen Esther. On the second day, while they were drinking wine, the king asked Esther, “What is your request, Queen Esther? It will be granted to you. And what would you like? Even if it is up to half of the kingdom, it will be granted.” Then Queen Esther answered, “If I have found favor with you, Your Majesty, and if it pleases you, Your Majesty, spare my life. That is my request. And spare the life of my people. That is what I ask for. You see, we-my people and I-have been sold so that we can be wiped out, killed, and destroyed. If our men and women had only been sold as slaves, I would have kept silent because the enemy is not worth troubling you about, Your Majesty.” Then King Xerxes interrupted Queen Esther and said, “Who is this person? Where is the person who has dared to do this?” Esther answered, “Our vicious enemy is this wicked man Haman!” Then Haman became panic-stricken in the presence of the king and queen. The king was furious as he got up from dinner and went into the palace garden. But Haman stayed to beg Queen Esther for his life, because he saw that the king had a terrible end in mind for him. When the king returned from the palace garden to the palace dining room, Haman was falling on the couch where Esther was lying. The king thought, “Is he even going to rape the queen while I’m in the palace?” Then the king passed sentence on him, and servants covered Haman’s face. Harbona, one of the eunuchs present with the king, said, “What a coincidence! The 75-foot pole Haman made for Mordecai, who spoke up for the well-being of the king, is still standing at Haman’s house.” The king responded, “Hang him on it!” So servants hung Haman’s dead body on the very pole he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king got over his raging anger.”
(Esther 7:1-10 GW)

HANG HIM ON IT!


114 posted on 10/26/2012 8:25:04 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: mia

I have cut and pasted what is below from a comment section here:

http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/09/19/the-rape-of-christopher-stevens/

The comment seems to refer to what, I too, remember seeing:

My Husband is a minister, the day after Ambassador Stevens was killed he was searching middle eastern news sites, he ended up coming across the video of Ambassador Stevens beating and rape. Had we not been so horrified perhaps we could have retained more proof. I do have screen shots of the page proving there was a video of the rape that youtube removed. I can easily provide enough proof to back up every other word this author says too.


115 posted on 10/26/2012 8:25:20 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (What if you woke up today, having only those things for which you thanked our Lord last night?)
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To: rfp1234

not only was smoke inhalation so bloody but also sodomistic


116 posted on 10/26/2012 8:26:15 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: butterdezillion

What I don’t get about the “lasing the targets” bit is the fact that if they were lighting up targets, and yet nobody pulled the trigger, wouldn’t that mean the order to not engage came down in the minutes before the lasing took place? Almost simultaneously, which is unlikely? Please enlighten if you know more.


117 posted on 10/26/2012 8:27:57 PM PDT by cookcounty ("When I speak, I say what I mean and I mean what I say!" ---Joe Biden, 10/11/2012)
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To: Fai Mao

Obammie the Commie’s intelligence and ability is way, way over-rated. The man receives 100x more respect than he has ever earned and deserves.

But I don’t believe this was incompetence. I believe this was a conscious decision coming from two characteristics of this POS:

1. He didn’t want to engage in any military fighting this close to the election. He ran as the “America is guilty of acting like a cowboy in international affairs. We are a bully. We need to be stopped.” He didn’t want to lose the leftist voters.
2. He hates America and especially America’s military for the above reason (he is one of those leftists). So he has no trouble allowing a third-world country to kick America’s ass once in a while as a form of “national penance.” Remember, he said for any of us to be “saved” in a religious sense that the entire nation as a whole needed to be saved.

As part of that “national penance, he crucified those Americans when they were under attack and most needed to have a Commander in Chief who had their back.


118 posted on 10/26/2012 8:29:17 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Never on my watch

His campaign’s recent ineptitude may be a sign that he’s had enough, and thinks that exile in his new Oahu mansion may protect him from prosecution (narcissistic wishful thinking).


119 posted on 10/26/2012 8:30:05 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: billorites
We do know that that we had radio communication from the scene. We know that help was requested and denied. The denial did not come from The CIA or State. The fight lasted at least four hours. We know that our armed forces were not on heightened alert on 9/11 in spite of intel suggesting increased risk. Even still, we know that there was at least an AC-130 gunship 480 miles away.
120 posted on 10/26/2012 8:30:44 PM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: DoughtyOne

1962 = Manchurian Candidate
2012 = muslim candidate


121 posted on 10/26/2012 8:31:57 PM PDT by sdcraigo
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To: doc maverick
A wiff of something very rotten just breezed past my nostrils......perhaps an even larger underground stench awaits discovery.

Who hired that convict to make an “F” rated movie and then used it?

I'm not typically inclined to conspiracy theories at all, but this very question has been nagging at me for weeks. I heard today that the guy is being held without bail and won't be released until a few days after the election. How convenient.

122 posted on 10/26/2012 8:32:22 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: lonevoice

Interesting link here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2950882/posts
Comment #2 — Gen Ham was fired 30 seconds after deciding to intervene in Benghazi: I heard a story today from someone inside the military that I trust entirely. The story was in reference to General Ham that Panetta referenced in the quote below.
quote:
“(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place,” Panetta told Pentagon reporters. “And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.”
The information I heard today was that General Ham as head of Africom received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready.
General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was to screw it, he was going to help anyhow. Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command.
The story continues that now General Rodiguez would take General Ham’s place as the head of Africon.
I found this story when I got home after hearing this story.
quote:
President Barack Obama will nominate Army Gen. David Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command and Marine Lt. Gen. John Paxton to succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford as assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced.
As I was typing this I heard John Bolton on Greta say that there are conflicting reports of General Ham’s comments on this tragedy and why a rapid response unit was not deployed. Bolton says someone needs to find out what Ham was saying on 9/11/12.


123 posted on 10/26/2012 8:34:27 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: cornfedcowboy

Just went there. Wow! Glad so many people are paying attention. It’s about time CNN’s audience speaks out about their dereliction of duty. Maybe MTV is more factual than CNN.


124 posted on 10/26/2012 8:35:10 PM PDT by mia
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As I read this and the comments I can't help but think of our very highest military leaders.

Our very highest military leaders KNOW and have KNOWN for YEARS that Obama posted forged birth documents. They KNOW and have KNOWN that he fails e-verify and is using another man's social security number. They have done NOTHING about it except persecute lower level officers who had the courage to question it.

There is **plenty** that these men could have done that is legal, peaceful, and constitutional that would have exposed this usurper in the White House.

Is defending and supporting a usurper as Commander in Chief how these WEENIES defend the Constitution and watch the backs of those defending America? Really?

I have made a personal decision. If in the very unlike event that I am in the presence of any of these sparkling brass bedazzled COWARDS, I will turn my back. I am **disgusted**!

Our Founding Fathers specifically wrote Article 2, Section 1, of the Constitution for a REASON!!!! This post and all the comments following are the reason.

125 posted on 10/26/2012 8:35:37 PM PDT by wintertime (:-))
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To: Jemian
Neither of these guys were SF, but neither am I. I'm on the supply side of air support. Had there been AC-130s on station then I don't think sure to not support ground elements would be legal.

I also don't think there would be any reason to wait for air support to arrive to get the coordinates for your target. Just as likely they were talking with the Predator and trying to help them cue their sensors in to targets in the area.

The other guy might be right, but I wouldn't call it a sure thing.

126 posted on 10/26/2012 8:37:54 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: bigheadfred
And since Benghazi is a hotbed for radicals islamites, just kill them all.

Great minds think a like. My ROE would leave two compounds standing, the consulate and the annex. Use Spooky to clear the area, and send in assets to level the rest of the town. BTW, Benghazi is not very big, not a city by any means. I also don't care about the so-called caring citizens of Libya. They are Muslims. They are the enemy. Their first mistake was to allow terrorists take hold of their town. This is the same reason I don't care about American cities that allow drug gangs to take hold. No one wants to stand up to them. Freedom is not free and I certainly do not want to spill our blood when the "oppressed" are not willing to do it themselves.

127 posted on 10/26/2012 8:38:16 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (In a previous life I was ...)
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To: Son House

“Folks”. Not killers, murderers, miscreants, or even criminals. Folks.


128 posted on 10/26/2012 8:38:39 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BTTT


129 posted on 10/26/2012 8:39:01 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: Jagdgewehr

Outrage or taking offense like the way Obama responds to the suggestion of impropriety is the oh so typical response of a sociopathic liar. Like psychologists have suggested previously, Zero gives himself away continually if one only listens closely.


130 posted on 10/26/2012 8:40:00 PM PDT by PuzzledInTX
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To: billorites

We do....know for sure, this crap happened weeks ago and nothing has been done by the USA. THAT is the real story.

Tie it to Iran
Smoke Iran


131 posted on 10/26/2012 8:40:35 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: cookcounty

I don’t know anything about this, but if the order in effect for all assets in the area was to “stand down” it would mean that even though a Predator drone, for instance, might be ABLE to fire on the target, they had a standing order not to. If the SEALs could either see or were in radio contact to know that the Predator had hellfires that could be utilized, they might paint a target in the hopes that it would be hit - either because Obama would change his mind about the standing order, or because they hoped somebody would disobey orders and help, like they had done.

Maybe somebody who knows more about the military can give us both a clue.


132 posted on 10/26/2012 8:41:22 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Shelayne
This administration was willing to let all of them die. I just can’t wrap my head around ANY of this!
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You can't? Well!...Here's some help: Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution!

There is a reason our Founding Fathers made natural born citizenship a requirement for the Presidency and the Commander in Chief.

By the way... Our very highest military leaders KNOW that Obama has posted forged birth documents, fails e-verify, and is using another man's social security number. They have done and continue to do NOTHING except persecute lower level officers who have had the courage to question Obama natural born citizenship.

Is this how they uphold their oath before God to defend the Constitution? Is this how they watch the backs of those defending and serving America? Personally, I am DISGUSTED with these men. The brass glittering on their uniforms is nothing more than jewelery.

133 posted on 10/26/2012 8:42:21 PM PDT by wintertime (:-))
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Post them. this is a thread of a lifetime/

Everyone here should be taking copies of the thread onto their computers and copies of the content at all the links.

Everything...everywhere


134 posted on 10/26/2012 8:43:47 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: TomasUSMC

And after the attack, when was the Embassy secured? I also have to ask — HAS the Embassy been secured? CBS or CNN got in there and took items out, including the Ambassador’s daily journal. Who knows what the heck has been looted. Files, computers, etc.? So treasonous it is unfathomable.

Also, here is a part of the video I remember seeing. There was quite a bit more though.


135 posted on 10/26/2012 8:46:16 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (What if you woke up today, having only those things for which you thanked our Lord last night?)
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To: TomasUSMC

And after the attack, when was the Embassy secured? I also have to ask — HAS the Embassy been secured? CBS or CNN got in there and took items out, including the Ambassador’s daily journal. Who knows what the heck has been looted. Files, computers, etc.? So treasonous it is unfathomable.

Also, here is a part of the video I remember seeing. There was quite a bit more though.
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/video-purportedly-shows-mob-dragging-ambassador-stevens-from-libya-consulate-content-warning/


136 posted on 10/26/2012 8:46:45 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (What if you woke up today, having only those things for which you thanked our Lord last night?)
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To: Fractal Trader

I would love to hear what Ham is thinking.

Who has the ability to tell Obama within 30 seconds that he is relieved of his duties?


137 posted on 10/26/2012 8:47:20 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: ottbmare
Fox News article
At that point, they called again for military support and help because they were taking fire at the CIA safe house, or annex. The request was denied. There were no communications problems at the annex, according those present at the compound. The team was in constant radio contact with their headquarters. In fact, at least one member of the team was on the roof of the annex manning a heavy machine gun when mortars were fired at the CIA compound. The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up support from a Spectre gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights.

138 posted on 10/26/2012 8:47:30 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: Fractal Trader

his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Second in Command: Ambitious little toady snot!


139 posted on 10/26/2012 8:49:33 PM PDT by wintertime (:-))
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To: butterdezillion

Please read my posts #125 and #133.

I, too, would love to hear what Ham is thinking.


140 posted on 10/26/2012 8:52:41 PM PDT by wintertime (:-))
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

sent you a freepmail


141 posted on 10/26/2012 8:52:41 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Jemian
One other thing is that just because you are using a laser doesn't mean you are designating a target for delivery. More often these days you are using a laser to generate a set of coordinate for GPS guided JDAM or to cue for a laser spot tracker on a platform and then they lase for themselves. Ground based lasing is kind of a last resort due to the negative effect of any vertical development of the target.

What this guy is saying is that you never lase until there is air support over the target so you can coordinate the proper code. If you were guiding an air dropped weapon yourself then yes, you do need to enter the proper code for each weapon. This doesn't support the existence of a Spectre over the target because I don't recall that platform doesn't carry any weapons that would require laser guidance.

142 posted on 10/26/2012 8:54:30 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where the Fluike is MIttens’ response?!!!!!


143 posted on 10/26/2012 8:54:36 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (St.Peter:"Upon this rock, I will build my church" 0:"If you've got a church, you didn't build that!")
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To: wintertime

Well said!


144 posted on 10/26/2012 8:54:57 PM PDT by TBall
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To: USNBandit

How likely is it that the Predator would have hellfires that could have hit the target?

That information should be easy enough to find out, shouldn’t it? If Congress investigated they should know this quickly, shouldn’t they?


145 posted on 10/26/2012 8:59:37 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Actually, he’s probably doing the smart thing: Let Obama stew in his own juices. If Mitt chimes in, it looks “political” to the low-information voters.


146 posted on 10/26/2012 8:59:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I KNEW Panetta and Petraeus were lying through their teeth when I saw them on Thursday. I did not actually HEAR Petraeus SAY anything, as I couldn’t watch the entire briefing. Panetta may have been the Designated Liar for both of them. But the expression on Petraeus’ puss was all I NEEDED to see. As guilty a Bonnie and Clyde!


147 posted on 10/26/2012 9:02:27 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Fractal Trader

bump


148 posted on 10/26/2012 9:03:01 PM PDT by cyn
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To: tophat9000
This is why the story is crumbly... this is why it is leaking out so fast...this was so outrageous.. up and down the line people are piss off.. the military, the CIA, the mid level state, everybody...it's going to break open like a dam

As long as it is sooner than 9 days...
149 posted on 10/26/2012 9:05:04 PM PDT by CottonBall
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To: plain talk

‘I want Obama gone.’

Right behind ya.
Excellent plain words, from Plain Talk.


150 posted on 10/26/2012 9:07:11 PM PDT by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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