We learned yesterday that the calls for back up coming out of Benghazi were repeatedly denied by this administration. Got that? They called for help – multiple times. The fight went on for four hours and this administration refused to make the gutsy call to send help. There were survivors that night. The former Seals who rushed back to the Consulate to defend it made sure of that. I think FOX likely is talking to a survivor in their piece.
On top of that, Bob Owens at PJ Media has this update at the bottom of his post from yesterday:
Update: BlackFive confirmed with a retired Delta operator: The fact that ground personnel were painting the target says there was a Spectre on station.
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 [sic] 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!
We are the most fearsome military machine on this planet, and Panetta is going to sit there and tell us they didn’t have sufficient intelligence to do anything?
There’s a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking going on here,” Panetta said Thursday. “But the basic principle here … is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on.” – Leon Panetta
Are you kidding me? Anyone serving or has served could figure out what went down and they HAVE:
In the White House situation room, they were watching it LIVE. They had operatives calling in for HELP. My God, we’ve acted on far less when it came to saving Americans in harm’s way. So who decided not to save our people? One can only conclude that this President ordered no response to the attack. It was no one’s job but his and claiming ignorance is NOT an option here, Mr. President. (Read: President Obama: ‘I was not personally aware of any request’ for additional Benghazi security | Twitchy)
Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama seem to be singing the same song about Benghazi. Blame someone else. Anyone else.
BRIAN WILLIAMS, NBC NEWS: Mr. President since we’ve been airborne, a person or persons of interest picked up in Tunisia, in connection with Benghazi. The question becomes: have you been happy with the intelligence, especially in our post-9/11 world? The assessment of your intelligence community as we stand here is it still was a spontaneous terrorist attack. And were you happy with what you were able to learn as this unfolded, it went on for several hours?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, as I’ve said, Brian, we’re going to do a full investigation. Obviously, when four Americans are killed, you have to do some soul-searching in terms of making sure that all our systems are where they need to be and that’s what we’re going to find out. But, what I’m confident about is that we will be able to figure who perpetrated this act, that we’ll be able to bring them to justice, and we are confident that we have the cooperation of the Libyan government.
We’re going to continue to make sure that we figure out what intelligence was coming in when; how was it gathered, how was it analyzed. And my expectation is that as a consequence, we’re going to be able to make sure that something like this doesn’t happen again.
These two just KEEP lying! My God make it stop and make Biden shut up!
The Blame game continues…
The CIA is claiming no requests for help were denied – by them. I hope they are passing the buck back to Obama here, because the alternative is to call our dead liars. The logic follows that if no help came to them during the attack, then clearly according to the CIA Statement, no request was made. Paging Rep. Issa –Bring on the paper trail.
CIA Statement, Via Twitchy, emphasis added:
Jennifer Youngblood, a spokesperson for the CIA, today denied claims that repeated requests for military support during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi were turned down:
No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. In fact, it is important to remember how many lives were saved by courageous Americans who put their own safety at risk that night — and that some of those selfless Americans gave their lives in the effort to rescue their comrades.
There is a theory out there that gains credibility given what we’ve found out in the last 24 hours. That theory is that Ambassador Stevens was intended to die. Warning, the video has a graphic image to accompany the audio:
Are the loose ends now being tied up?
Speculation being what it is, the facts we have before this theory point to a massive failure to act by this administration – perhaps on purpose and perhaps a Middle East version of Fast and Furious.
One thing is certain, four Americans are dead that very likely could have been saved had Mr. Obama made a gutsy call. He didn’t. He was too busy sleeping.