Skip to comments.BOMBSHELL: US Troops Wouldn't Have Been Painting Targets on Ground Unless There Was Air Support..
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?
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Then theres 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, theres 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, its like an IM. I mean, its immediately responded to. You have to acknowledge receipt of it. Okay? So its immediate. It gets to the person, the watch officer sitting there, boom, flashes on his screen, he has to acknowledge receipt. And then theres 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 thats 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 didnt need permission to enter Libyan airspace, okay?
Im 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, thats 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 theres always somebody ready to go, and the aircraft are always prepared to go.
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the attack went on to 4 in the morning, OK now where was obama during this and was he watching the attack and then went to bed, did he go and give the order to stand down?
Simple questions and the media ignore all of this.
ABC is getting hammered about this and let us keep this up on the media and send them mail and to your local media.
I agree with you. Why would an operator expose himself to the extent necessary to operate a GLD if he didn’t think there was something aloft to hit the target he was designating? It makes no sense.
How credible is the “targets were being painted” information? I do not know its source. It seems to have shown up on the internet about 90 minutes ago.
GRAPHIC photo of Stevens - hadn’t seen this one
Notice different pants on
I know Fox reported it. I’m asking how would they or anyone else know this happened?
I’m trying to advocate on some large forums like Facebook, in some places where thousands would see my posts. I don’t want to make this statement unless there’s some evidence. Saying “Oh, I read on this conservative forum that a blogger said it was reported on Fox,” is not going to persuade anybody.
Obama should be in prison with his terrorist pals
Jennifer Griffin of Fox News said she was quoting CIA sources who were on the ground in Benghazi.
Too convenient, wasn’t it.
The guy on the right is Gadaffi in that photo.
Exactly. It wasn’t held to the four who were massacred, there were somewhere between 20 and 30 survivors—thanks to those SEALS that rescued them!
This administration was willing to let all of them die. I just can’t wrap my head around ANY of this!
You’re watching your people get killed in real time. Two people defy orders to save 20-30 people. The gunfire is heavy. Mortars are pounding down and exploding. You’re watching all this. What are you thinking? For seven hours, what are you thinking? Me, I’d be thinking how to get armed forces there now!
Your guys are wounded. They’re bleeding profusely on their weapons. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?
These are you fellow citizens, aren’t they? Does it make a difference?
You’ve got a choice to make. Which team do you back?
Call me a birther if you want Kenyan.
You backed your team, and we now seem to know which team that was.
My team lost good men. We don’t know about your team yet.
I don’t think the person in that picture is Stevens. Look at the hairline on Stevens and compare it to that of the individual in the right-hand picture. Also, the latter person looks to be heavier than the Ambassador.
oh,no wonder he has on different pants!
OMG! You are absolutely right about this.
And much more than just 4 Americans (don’t get me wrong, just one American is one too many) would be in the news.
I'm guessing if there is a U.S. Consulate under a terrorist attack and your ROE just leaves Americans to die you had better rethink that ROE. And since Benghazi is a hotbed for radicals islamites, just kill them all.
Good thing we’re firing him in two weeks, huh?
Oh my, that photo..I’m so much angrier now.
The entire O admin have blood on their hands..& who was it that said the photo on the left was proof that they were trying to rush Stevens to the hospital?? Total BS!!
If this doesn’t call for treason, I don’t know what does...
Looks like his underwear. Boxer shorts with elastic waist. Also looks like he was shot or stabbed.
And yet they can “drone kill” a sixteen year old boy!