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  • Behind crisis in Benghazi, a lack of firepower

    11/05/2012 12:20:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 5, 2012 | By Rowan Scarborough
    As Americans fought for their lives in Benghazi, Libya, the Pentagon’s options for direct intervention were narrowed to one: a fleet of F-16 fighters parked across the Mediterranean at NATO's air base in Aviano, Italy. How the best military in the world came to having only one real choice in a terrorist attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other U.S. citizens is the story of an ill-equipped commander. U.S. Africa Command, which oversees military options in North Africa, had no access to AC-130 gunships or to armed drones, such as the Predator, that could have killed...
  • The Worst News from Benghazi

    11/05/2012 12:26:50 AM PST · by neverdem · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 5, 2012 | James Lewis
    It is now apparent that the president of the United States countermanded standing Pentagon orders to help American personnel under attack. Ambassador Stevens and three others were left to die without AC-130 Spectres and rescue teams that are always on standby in the Africom theater. Only the White House could have countermanded those standing orders, and we know that POTUS had an emergency meeting with Panetta and Hillary within 55 minutes of the start of the attack. AFRICOM's General Carter F. Ham was fired -- presumably for wanting to rescue the Americans under fire. Ambassador Stevens and his people were...
  • Libyan Leaks: More Secret Documents Reveal Obama’s failure in Libya

    Exclusive Walid Shoebat Bombshell Barack Obama’s claim to election fame – that Al-Qaeda has been destroyed – needs a reality check, according to a group of anti-Al Qaeda Libyans in exile. “We beg to differ,” they exclaimed. “Obama gift-wrapped Libya, handed it over to Al-Qaeda, and we can prove it.” The group stated they have come into possession of some highly classified documents that in their view, “will bring the Obama Administration down.” They were not bluffing; they provided the first installments of official classified documents which we provided in some of our previous reporting. “The rest,” they say, “will...
  • Panetta Says Risk Impeded Deployment to Benghazi (Admin has painted itself into a corner)

    10/28/2012 9:11:36 AM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 117 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/25/2012 | ELISABETH BUMILLER
    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Thursday that he and top military commanders “felt very strongly” that deploying American forces to defend against the fatal attack last month on the United States diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, was too risky because they did not have a clear picture of what was happening on the ground.
  • Father of Ty Woods, Slain SEAL: White House Told 'Pack of Lies'; 'They are the Murderers of My Son'

    10/26/2012 12:16:16 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/26/2012 | Staff
    Charles Woods spoke with Megyn Kelly about his son Ty Woods and called him an "honorable" man. Woods said that to make this about politics "would dishonor" his son but that he is speaking out on the "pack of lies" coming from the administration. Kelly and Woods discussed that the very act of Ty fighting back and protecting the Ambassador and those trapped in the consulate from the oncoming attack was a violation of orders Ty had received. Kelly revealed that new reports state that it is believed that Ty was shooting in protection of his fellow Americans "until the...