What I get from the Fox News article and other reports from the major news outlets, is the impression that , somehow the Pentagon, CIA, State Department and EVERYONE involved with the months of run up through the attack were merely incompetent and unprepared. Is this the picture they’re now trying to paint? That to me, is utterly preposterous that all of these agencies were THAT INCOMPETENT at the same time where the Benghazi consulate was concerned!
Furthermore, the US military is the most formidable fighting force on the planet (BAD-ASS)). As you well know, they are prepared for every possible contingency—and even the ones that “aren’t possible”. I believe as you do. These forces are assembled, equipped and trained for such an event as Benghazi, were ready to go, but were stopped cold by the lack of orders needed from the very top.
To me, it’s still all about cross-border authority not being given.
Nothing I’ve seen yet cannot be understood within the logic-prism of no CBA being granted. Nothing.
I keep waiting for a talking head to bring it up. Until they do, they indicate to me they don’t truly understand the politica/military context of the failure to send a MILITARY rescue mission to Benghazi.
The pathetic ad-hoc CIA “self rescue” sent from Tripoli was not bound by CBA rules, those assets were already “in country,” and at the disposal of the acting ambassador or CIA station chief in Tripoli.
But the QRF in Sigonella (if that is a true story) could not move toward Libyan air space without POTUS and only POTUS granting CBA, within actual orders.
These orders, if they exist, can be produced at any time.
Occam’s Razor tells me no execute orders or CBA were given, or they would have produced the proof long ago.