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Col David Hunt transcript: Real-Time Proof of Benghazi Negligence and Cover-up
Howie Carr interview with Col David Hunt ^ | October 12, 2012 | Col David Hunt

Posted on 10/18/2012 3:22:56 PM PDT by thouworm

Fox military analyst Col. David Hunt checked in with us again after the revelation that there were multiple listening posts which heard the cries for help from the US Embassy in Libya, and none of them did anything.


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Carr: Colonel Hunt, thanks for being with us again today. What did you think when you heard Joseph Biden talking ragtime right out of the box last night?

HUNT - The second time in my public career I get to call a public figure a liar --- that’s what I thought. Joseph Biden, right off the bat, lied.

He said that what happened in Libya recently… The administration looked so inept is because of an intelligence failure.

Howie, When Pakistan blew up an atomic bomb, and we didn’t know about it, that was an intelligence failure. When 9/11 happened, that was an intelligence failure. When India blew up an atomic bomb and we didn’t know about it, that was an intelligence failure.

When the Iraqi military lined up on the Kuwaiti border, and we didn't see it coming – didn’t know they were attacking until they did it, that’s an intelligence failure.

This is a flat leadership problem.

What happened is that a woman named Lamb, Undersecretary of State for DSS (Department of State Security), 2 days ago, told Issa's committee that she listened, was talking to, and recorded an almost six hour fight that resulted in the death of four Americans. She was at the State Department's Operations Center in Foggy Bottom in DC.

When that happens, there are a bunch of people that get informed. President of the US gets found---- the embassy is being attacked---Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Director of CIA, and on and on.

What also happens is that their command centers, National Command Center (CIA), White House Situation Room--- twelve [Command Centers] that I won't bore you with. At least twelve separate Command Centers are listening to the same conversation. It went on for six hours. The question I think, besides the fact that Biden is lying about it, is Why didn't we do anything? Why didn't the United States government react?

Here we are, listening to an attack, and we didn't do a thing. We've got aircraft in Europe, aircraft in the in the Gulf, and we have the capability of doing something, and we did nothing. But for the Vice President...My point is everybody, from the moment the attack happened, in our government, and the decision-making capability, knew that it was an attack, that it was organized, that it was violent, and that it had nothing, nothing to do with a riot, an assembly of people, or a film.

This was not even close to an intelligence failure. This was prescient, actionable information. And this woman testified to it, and everyone's giving everyone a pass.

We sat by and watched the Embassy fall, and four Americans died.

Carr: Who was on the radio in the consulate in Benghazi?

HUNT: Department of State Security employee -- a DSS agent was at the operation center in Benghazi. They had a room with radios and cameras. And he makes the call; he punches the alert button. Does everything correct and calls his boss in DC.

Then he describes the attack for the whole time, until that the command center is overcome. But when she [Lamb] gets the phone call….

Carr: He's killed. He's killed. He's at the radio when he gets killed. Is that right?

HUNT: The radio stays open. It's still being recorded until it gets destroyed.

Lamb, who is in DC listening to all of this--- Clinton gets called, the President gets called, the Joint Chiefs---everybody gets called about this. This is an embassy under attack. Period. It's an automatic phone call.

And the fact that we have this recording, instantly. We know exactly the picture. By the way, he sent pictures back because he had cameras.

So, the administration knew; they watched it, let it happen, and then for eight days lied about it. And then yesterday, last night, unfortunately, the Vice President of the US just lied. He knows it was not an intelligence failure. No one ever said that, by the way. This is a case where we have information and didn't act. It wasn't a case where we weren’t provided [info]. We had instant knowledge, accurate description, and just sat by and did nothing.

Carr: You said there were a dozen posts listening to this play by play account.

HUNT: Sure

Carr: Just give me a few examples of what kind of agencies would have been involved in this listening or monitoring.

HUNT: National Military Command Center in the Pentagon (that's the military head), the White House Situation Room, the CIA Operations Center, the Counterterrorism Center, EUCON (European Command). Africa Command, Special Operations Command, SOC-EUR [?] Special Operations Command Europe), Atlantic Command, NATO. Everybody.

Once this call is made, and a button is pushed, saying, oh by the way, we have an attack going on, everybody listens in --- this is old tech, an old procedure that’s been going on for years. Anybody who has ever been on a watch listening in the military knows what I am talking about. And it is amazing to me that this is not even being discussed. It is the elephant in the living room for me. We knew this was going on and did nothing.

Carr: Let's say, let's say there's the African Command and some sergeant is monitoring it, and you know, he's there and he listens to what's going on, and he says, captain come over and listen to this. And the captain listens to it, and I guess the captain would have to call his superior officer, right? And then at some point , wouldn't all these people be calling the Pentagon or the State Department in Foggy Bottom and say, Hey there's a problem in Benghazi. What are we gonna do?

HUNT: Within minutes that happens. It's instantaneous notification of an entire chain of command. An embassy is under attack and falling.

And oh, by the way, turn to channel 27, and here's the information. And then these separate places are asking for – some cases begging for--- guidance. What do you want us to do? Because the military guys, whether it's in Bahrain or Europe, or any place else, can't on their own just go in there, but we have the means available. The point is that nobody pushed the button to say "GO." Nobody had the guts. Nobody cared enough. Six hours, Howie [Carr].

The last time this happened was Mogadishu, when we stood by and watched a ten hour fire fight go on and did nothing. For ten hours that happened, during the Clinton administration. We watched this in Bosnia ....and other places, where an administration fails to act.

But this one. To have the vice president this late in the game --- over four weeks since this has happened---to lie about it and to say it was an intelligence failure is outrageous. And nobody, nobody caught him, nobody backed him up. And it's hardly being mentioned at all, but it's, I think, very serious. And what you said yesterday I think is going to come to pass. This is going to turn out to be a Watergate-sized scandal.

Carr: So you think you think some of these commands in the area or in Europe and elsewhere that they actually did go to the their civilian superiors in Washington or made contact with them and asked them what do you want us to do. And apparently there was no response?

HUNT: Howie, there are digital and written logs that will be produced that will show that each one of these places, automatically---it is not a question of, Do you have a choice. Whoever is on the watch; whoever was in command center, when an incident like this happens, HAS to do certain things, inform certain people, and it's all logged in. It's a matter of record.

So once Lamb testified that she's listening to this, what she just said was that our entire Government was listening, not just Lamb and the State Dept. What I realized when I read the testimony and heard it was that if this phone call actually happened, all of these other headquarters were involved, and a whole bunch of people said NO to wanting some kind of attack to help save Benghazi. That begins and ends at the National Military Command Center at the Pentagon. And there's logs, and hopefully Congress will say, We want people to testify. We want the watch officer. We want the senior guy in charge there. Bring you records, and tell us who you talked to. It’s all procedural…

Carr: Is it the Pentagon's fault, or is it the State Department's fault?

HUNT: No, no, no. State and the White House. The National Military Command Center would not have been able, allowed, to launch---I don't believe---an attack without political permission because they would be launching into a country. I don't think the NMCC could make that call on their own. And it wouldn't be State; it would be the White House.

But again, Howie, during this attack, Clinton is informed---that is part of the procedure---and the President of the US is informed, as is the Vice President, as is the Chief of Staff, and on and on. A six hour firefight in Benghazi is not classified. It is not a secret. It's an event, and it's a serious event. And when the ambassador dies, when they know he has been captured, it even goes up higher. And we couldn't get an FBI team in there for three weeks.

We had CNN reporters in there picking up the Ambassador's diary. This was ineptness, incompetence, and lying. I think Biden ought to be called on it, just like we did with Clinton when she said she was being shot at. People were there Mr. Vice President. You are lying. This was not an intelligence failure, and he knows that.

Carr: Who should have made the call? Who should have ordered the troops? Who should have ordered some kind of scrambling? send in the jets, helicopters, Marines?

HUNT: The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs could have easily called the Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of Defense could have done this, easily…Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff. Howie, they are never out of contact with each other. It's not like, Oh, go find Leon Panetta or where’s the President?

Anyone in that chain, from the Secretary of State…could have asked or told the Dept of Defense, We need help in Benghazi now. What are the closest assets we have? That’s a simple phone call. Just simple operation military can do that, but they never would have done that on their own.

There are incidents in our lifetime where we wish we would we had done it on our own. Bosnia is just one of them. Africa, remember the Congo, and a whole bunch of other places where we didn’t. But this is an example where we watched four Americans die and a consulate fall. We had 320 incidents leading up to this, and while the attack was going on for 6 hours, we watched it. Not just Ms Lamb, but the entire operational arm of the US government was watching and listening to this, and we did nothing.

Carr: Where are the reporters? This is like Watergate.

HUNT: Yes

Carr: When Watergate broke, every newspaper in the country, every network in the country was all over this. Now, it Daryl Issa and Jason Chafetz, and a few Republican congressmen and staffers. Where are the reporters? Are they too busy looking for somebody Mitt Romney gave a haircut to when he was in prep school?

HUNT: I can’t answer that, but for me, they are so in the bag. And, by the way, this is so obvious…this is such an obvious thing, that it is being missed. If the operational center at the State Dept is hearing this, all these other operational commands are hearing this as well.

Carr: So there's got to be a lot of people reporters could talk to---there’s people who are assigned to the Pentagon---they haven't had that many cutbacks. There's got to be people who know what happened that could provide them with the documentation and the records, and it wouldn't take long to blow the story out of the water.

HUNT: It should have been blown out two days ago. I’m not the only one who thinks this is crazy thinking about this. Any guy who’s ever pulled watch, any NCO, any enlisted officer---anybody who’s ever been in these Command Centers knows exactly what I’m talking about.

And, Howie, this is after 911. Fifteen years ago we did this. And since 911, since we’ve been at war for eleven years, in Afghanistan, our communications is staggeringly quick. Look at the White House situation room during the killing of Bin Laden.

Carr: And it's and it is the anniversary of 9/11 that this is all happening on. You’d think they'll be even more on their toes.

HUNT: Yes. The communications is sophisticated and instantaneous. They had satellites looking at this.

Carr: They had drones…there was a drone looking at this, right?

HUNT: Thank you. And our reaction---three weeks…. We’ve got an ambassador dead, two retired Navy Seals, who weren’t even assigned there---they were assigned to a classified annex down the street--- and another man. And the place is decimated for six hours, and our response is zero.

And then the Vice President gets on, and the first words out of his mouth is a lie --- Well, it’s an intelligence failure. No, it is not, Mr. Vice President. It’s not even close to an intelligence failure. This was inaction on the part of your administration who watched this guy die and did nothing.

I don’t know what they are investigating, it’s so… My only concern is…Well, there’s too people, just too many people that were watching this. I honestly don’t see how they get to cover this up, unless the press doesn’t do its job.

But I didn’t even hear Issa’s committee ask her [Lamb] the question. Maybe the people were in shock when Lamb made her statement, but that’s staggering.

I can't believe that people don't know what I'm saying… that all these other….

Carr: This like something out of a movie, where some non-com says, “Colonel, colonel, our men are getting slaughtered there.” And no one has any interest in following it up.

It seems like fiction; it doesn’t seem like it would happen in real life.

HUNT: It's happened a lot in my time, unfortunately. Like I said, we saw it in the Congo: we saw it in Bosnia. We've seen a lot of incidents where an organization will not act. It’s frozen, and this is the case. And that sergeant you are talking about is actually a general. This is immediately communicated that this embassy is under attack violently, and generals are looking on their IPADS at the pictures, and that’s how good this stuff is. Those images are all over the place. And we knew this was bad, getting worse, and did nothing, and then lied about it for 8 days?

Carr: So how many people do you know…

HUNT: -- Rice’s statement now, along with the President’s, by the way, and the Secretary of State’s and everybody else, there’s a bunch of people lying. It’s not just Rice. She just got stuck on the Sunday news 5 times. And everybody, on top….[interrupted by Carr]

Carr: How many people actually---give me a number of people who knew what was going on while it was happening, or all around the world. How many people would have known?

HUNT: Oh, it’s in the hundreds---those staffs---anywhere---NMCC, maybe 60-70 people at one time; CIA Operations Center, about forty plus; the Terrorism Center could have 60-70 on duty at that moment: the White House situation room, 12. It goes on and on. I mean it's hundreds of people, Howie, that knew what was going on at the time---not later.

It's to me such a huge thing that maybe it’s just so big and so obvious that people are just letting it go. I have no explanation for it.

Except what I'm telling you is not a revelation. This is day-to-day operational information that this administration has been lying about for all this time.

You don't need an investigation. There are straight up procedures that, I promise you. were followed. And in those procedures, people like the Sec of State, the Pres of the US---within minutes---within minutes are told, We have an embassy under attack.

Carr: And yet Stephanie Cutter says that this is just a political issue that’s being blown out of proportion by the Romney/Ryan campaign.

HUNT: I wish this was being blown out of proportion by the press.

Romney was right when he said it. it's a very, very awkward defense. Cutter’s a PR person

But the vice president---people have to call him out on this.

He should, not should, he does know better. He’s just lying. It’s the second time I have had to call a public figure a liar….

It's outrageous. We had people dying. And, by the way Howie, it’s not just one phone call. During the six hours, all of these decision makers are being updated by their staffs. General, this just happened. General, we just found out this guy died. The fight’s still going on. There are now 60 people---these are constant. Video, written, digital, audio updates to the chain of command that did not function. It just seized up. That to me---Why did it seize up? Because there are a whole bunch of people need to go to jail….[Carr interrupts]

Carr: Surely there was somebody --- surely there must have been several people trying to get something done, trying to get some relief to the these people that were in mortal peril, right?

HUNT: Of course; there are really good people in these organizations. Why the decision was not made to, at least, attempt to do a flyover, to put jets in the air, Marines moving, something. I don’t know. I don’t have an answer for it. I’ve been in those rooms when decisions were not made, and they were always political, as to why they were not being done. But this, this one….Our capability to record things is so sophisticated, this will come out.

I just…No news organization has---because I have talked to a couple of them --- has gone on this angle. They are still going on the Romney vs Obama, versus Biden laughing too much. Whoa, whoa, wait a minute. How about he lied--- in his opening remark. He flat lied. It was not an intelligence failure. That a lie, and he knows better. He knows it wasn’t an intelligence failure. He’s been in the government, what, for 40 years?

Carr: Yea, 40 years.

HUNT: Like I said, Pakistan blowing up a nuke, that was an intelligence failure. 911, big intelligence failure. What happened in Benghazi was an operational, leadership failure on an entire government chain of command. It did not act and had six hours to do so and did nothing.

Carr: It certainly seems like it's gonna come out if they have the former head of the CIA and Michael Chertoff and these guys issuing statements today saying that Biden was way out of line, and he lied, and he knows better. These guys can point any reporter that’s interested in the right direction, who to talk to to get the information, I would think it.

HUNT: It’s a huge…. Howie, standard operating procedures of how our government operates---There’s books, huge, huge books. And every one of these Commands I have mentioned was on that call, was listening, and followed their procedures, and were never given the words to go. It never happened. That’s all…It’s simple. It’s a very simple question and a very straightforward answer. I talked to this General: I talked to this Secretary. The Sec of Defense said this. The Chief of Staff at the WH said this. It’s not hard. This is all recorded.

And somebody needs to explain why, for all this time---6 hours went by and Americans died---and all this time for the FBI to get there, and, oh by the way, Why is it that the heads of our government are lying about this.

Can you imagine if you are a family member, if you are Steven’s family, or these Seals, or the kid from Winchester? And you are getting lied to like this? C’mon. I mean c’mon.

Carr: I know. Well how about to know that they're listening all over the world for six hours while your son or husband could have been saved.

HUNT: Yes, yes: that’s why I’m yelling about it. When Lamb said that, when the Undersecretary of Defense said that, I went, Oh my God! Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Where is the follow-up. Where is the New York Times banging on the door

Carr: Exactly, exactly. Let’s take a call or two…

[First caller not transcribed] Second and last caller:

Adam you're next with Howie Carr and Colonel David Hunt. Go ahead Adam.

Thanks so much for covering this. This is absolutely infuriating our guys are being treated this way. We don’t even give them the respect enough to---this is just disgusting. Somebody's gotta leak that tape.

HUNT: Ok, the testimony is public. It’s on the Internet.

Carr: We know the testimony, but Adam is saying [if we had the tape] we would know what the former Seal was saying five hours before he was brutally murdered. You know what I mean.

HUNT: But that tape’s available. All of this---if people can get upset about this. If the press would simply do its job. To me it's so obvious… what these people’s jobs were and how much information they had, and the fact that they decided to do nothing, and then to lie about it on television for all these weeks---And the Vice President to start out with a lie like this and not get challenged, no push back.

Carr: I know… He lied to forty million right out of the box last night.

HUNT: Of course he did. This is not an opinion. I’m not giving you Colonel Hunt’s opinion. This is a fact.

She [Lamb] said what she said [in her testimony] . It’s a matter or record.

These Commands exist, and the procedure is as I have stated.

There is nobody who is going to argue or push back that when an embassy in under attack, there in a ton, a pile, a truckload of headquarters that are listening and have operational plans to do something about it, and they were not allowed to do it.

Our government knew exactly---Pearl Harbor was an intelligence failure. We didn’t see that one coming. This one, we not only saw it coming, we were watching it minute by minute.

Carr: Have you talked to anybody in the Romney campaign about this? I mean, they should be ready to go with this next week.

HUNT: I've got a couple calls in, and I'm trying to get a hold of Sununu and ??? and they are really busy. The answer is No, I haven’t talked to anybody. […..] I don't know why this is not being jumped on. There is no wiggle room here, Howie. This is Lamb’s testimony in State Department and everything else after that is facts. It’s not an opinion. CIA Operations Center was listening. The White House Situation Room was listening, and on and on and on.

Carr: Did you hear the ombudsman of the New York Times, the public critic? She wrote on her blog yesterday, I don’t know why we aren’t covering this story.

HUNT: (laughter)

Carr: She did! I give her credit for saying it. And do you know what the editors came back and said. There were six better stories to cover in DC.

HUNT: You're right: you were right this is going to be big. This is Watergate big because of the coverup and how many people were involved.

Carr: This is the way the New York Times handled Watergate in the beginning. They tried to poo poo it---It’s just a police story you know. And they got their butts kicked. And someone's gonna kick their butts on this story too.

Colonel Hunt, thanks for being with us we'll talk to next week about this.

1 posted on 10/18/2012 3:23:05 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: thouworm

I think the timeline here shows definite proof on the intentions of Islam:

http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html

Scroll down to see it...


2 posted on 10/18/2012 3:33:15 PM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: thouworm

I am livid all over again.


3 posted on 10/18/2012 3:39:13 PM PDT by bonfire
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To: thouworm
"What also happens is that their command centers, National Command Center (CIA), White House Situation Room--- twelve [Command Centers] that I won't bore you with. At least twelve separate Command Centers are listening to the same conversation. It went on for six hours. The question I think, besides the fact that Biden is lying about it, is Why didn't we do anything? Why didn't the United States government react? "

"The point is that nobody pushed the button to say "GO." Nobody had the guts. Nobody cared enough. Six hours, Howie [Carr]. "

Nothing happened because Obama needed his rest for campaigning the next day and the only thing that Obama thinks The Situation Room is for: PARTAY TIME with all his homies...Photobucket

4 posted on 10/18/2012 3:45:50 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: thouworm
This is disgraceful.
Barry got the call all right, and probably sat there with a deer in the headlights look until everyone was killed, and then tried to cover it all up.
5 posted on 10/18/2012 3:46:13 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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6 posted on 10/18/2012 3:53:25 PM PDT by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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Post #4:

"What also happens is that their command centers, National Command Center (CIA), White House Situation Room--- twelve [Command Centers] that I won't bore you with. At least twelve separate Command Centers are listening to the same conversation. It went on for six hours. The question I think, besides the fact that Biden is lying about it, is Why didn't we do anything? Why didn't the United States government react? "


7 posted on 10/18/2012 3:54:17 PM PDT by maggief
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To: BCW
It does not sniff of negligence, it sniffs of prior planning. That Ambassador was thrown to the wolves for a political purpose. Anyone who has ever visited an embassy knows that they are guarded, and guarded well.

This was not negligence, it was murder by deliberate inaction.

Putting the Team 6 seals on a non stealth Helo and flying them into an ambush was not negligence, it was murder.

Giving thousands of weapons to the drug cartels with stimilus money was not negligence, it is murder.

Buying a million rounds of hollowpoint ammo for "target practice" is not negligence, not if the extra cost of hollow points is for murder.

Politically inspired murder seems a common theme with this White House.

8 posted on 10/18/2012 4:08:03 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: thouworm
I've always considered Col. Hunt a straight shooter and telling it like it is no matter the politicians involved and believe he's dead on the mark with this.

I honestly don’t see how they get to cover this up, unless the press doesn’t do its job.

And there lies the answer. The press is not only not doing their job investigating this but they're covering for Obama and his administration, plain and simple.

9 posted on 10/18/2012 4:13:46 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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Pinging those with an interest in Col David Hunt’s interview. I transcribed and provide it here.

Direct link to mp3 to download or listen online:
http://d24edc7kaf4agn.cloudfront.net/3650/rhiDownloadVariant/10-12-col-hunt.mp3?rhihttphost=audio.wrko.com

Previous thread:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2944272/posts

This explosive interview begs for additional attention. No journalist has picked up his interview, nor perceived its implications. Hopefully, a new thread with the transcript will attract bloggers and journalists who surf FR to listen to the interview and report on it.

It is Hunt’s reasoned and experienced opinion that the failure to act in real time and the subsequent coverup have criminal implications. The interview is repetitive, but his factual deductions are jarring and unmistakeably clear.

BTW: We have a Freeper (Jumpmaster) in a position to confirm the automatic protocol Col Hunt details.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2946049/posts?page=57#57

“Yes, I heard Col Hunt’s radio interview. Agree completely. I’ve never been inside the White House, but have done duty in Sit Rooms at Pentagon, DIA, NGIC, elsewhere. Also at couple embassies in ‘that part’ of world. Gratefully retired now.”


10 posted on 10/18/2012 4:14:36 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: thouworm

Glad my daughter is on leave and wasn’t at work!


11 posted on 10/18/2012 4:15:13 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (Gingrich or bust! (5/7/12, I guess it's bust.))
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12 posted on 10/18/2012 4:20:51 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: thouworm
Yup... I heard it a few days ago... and very eye opening.

13 posted on 10/18/2012 4:21:37 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: thouworm; Marine_Uncle; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks for the ping. This is well worth knowing about and spreading around.


14 posted on 10/18/2012 4:24:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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I have been reading it as your ping came in. Thanks. Hunts a straight shooter.


15 posted on 10/18/2012 4:32:44 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: thouworm
Then this, if true, should set Col. Hunt in near-Earth orbit:
Benghazigate: Obama Chose Not to Save Ambassador Stevens’ Life

In that article, Daniel Greenfield of Front Page Magazine says this:

"The hour is 5 p.m., Sept. 11, Washington time, and the scene is an Oval Office meeting among President Obama, the secretary of defense, the national security adviser and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi has been under assault for roughly 90 minutes. Some 30 U.S. citizens are at mortal risk. The whereabouts of Ambassador Stevens are unknown."

There you go. Obama is sitting in the CinC chair within 90 minutes of the button being pushed. What did he do? Jet off to Vegas.

I have to assume Greenfield was wrong or else Articles of Impeachment would already be in the hopper.

16 posted on 10/18/2012 4:38:50 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: thouworm

Thank you very much for the transcript!!!
Crossposted this thread...of course.


17 posted on 10/18/2012 4:40:54 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: thouworm

You’re the best, dear thouworm.

Thank you ever so much!


18 posted on 10/18/2012 4:44:21 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: TigersEye
Looks like CVN 77 (George H. Bush) Carrier group returned to Norfolk in July of this year from their prior station in the Med.. So I don't know if there where any sea/air assets available within quick striking distance to Benghazi area other then land based stationed NATO aircraft in the southern Italian air bases used during the Libyan SASO (security and stabilization operations) of last year.
In that case, approx. 1 hour flying time to target going sub sonic.
19 posted on 10/18/2012 4:46:01 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: American in Israel

Well said...


20 posted on 10/18/2012 4:46:06 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: thouworm

BOOKmarked.


21 posted on 10/18/2012 4:48:54 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: NonValueAdded; maggief

On another thread I posted:

“In the debate Obama said, “As soon as I was notified of the attack in progress, I was on the phone with my National Security Team.””

This has never been mentioned before.”
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

In the same thread I posted Obama’s schedule for the day:

NO ONE has asked Obama where he was when he was told of the attack. It would have been automatic standard operating procedure for Obama to have been told immediately of the attack. Immediately.

Below is Obama’s schedule for Sep 11, 2012. If this account is real time, he was at Walter Reed. The attack began at 3:30pm EST. Did Obama immediately go back to the WH? or did he finish his visit at Walter Reed?

Notice Obama already had a meeting scheduled with Panetta & Biden.

To my knowledge, NO ONE HAS ASKED Obama about his whereabouts or reported [after Benghazi] on his schedule for that day. I dug up this info myself, and as you can see, it was a routine press report dated Sept 11, 2012.

Did Obama ever go into the Situation Room? The attack lasted 6 hrs. My guess is probably not, but I have no doubt that many others did.

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2012/09/president_obama_official_sched_1000.html

11, 2012. 9-11 Observance
By Lynn Sweet on September 11, 2012 8:52 AM | No Comments

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 10, 2012

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012

In the morning, the President, the First Lady and White House staff will
gather on the South Lawn of the White House to observe a moment of
silence to mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The moment of
silence is pooled press.

Later in the morning, the President and First Lady will travel to the
Pentagon Memorial to attend the September 11th Observance Ceremony.
There will be in-town travel pool coverage.

In the afternoon, the President will travel to Walter Reed National
Military Medical Center and visit with Wounded Warriors who are being
treated at the hospital and their families. This visit is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will meet
with Secretary of Defense Panetta in the Oval Office. This meeting is
closed press.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: NBC

Print: Washington Post

Radio: VOA

EDT

7:30AM In-Town Pool Call Time

8:45AM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY observe a moment of silence to
mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

South Lawn

Pooled Press (Pre-set 8:00AM - Gather Time 8:30AM - North Doors of the
Palm Room)

9:10AM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart from the White House to
the Pentagon Memorial

In-Town Travel Pool Coverage (In-Town Travel Pool Gather Time 9:00AM -
North Doors of the Palm Room)

9:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY attend September 11th Observance
Ceremony

The Pentagon Memorial

In-Town Travel Pool Coverage

11:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY return to the White House

In-Town Travel Pool Coverage

1:45PM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Bethesda, Maryland

South Lawn

Open Press (Final Gather 1:25PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

1:55PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Bethesda, Maryland

In-Town Travel Pool Coverage (In-Town Travel Pool Gather 12:10PM - North
Doors of the Palm Room)

2:15PM THE PRESIDENT visits the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Bethesda, Maryland

Closed Press

4:40PM THE PRESIDENT departs Bethesda, Maryland en route the White House

In-Town Travel Pool Coverage

4:50PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

South Lawn

Open Press (Final Gather 4:30PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

5:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of
Defense Panetta

Oval Office

Closed Press


22 posted on 10/18/2012 4:54:54 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: thouworm
All of this information should be effectively condensed and forcefully thrown in Obama’s face on Monday by Romney.

End of election

23 posted on 10/18/2012 5:00:42 PM PDT by bramps
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To: thouworm

Are there any decent people in our government, republican or democrat that are outraged by this? Where are they going with it, just let it die down, evidence disappear? It is disgraceful.


24 posted on 10/18/2012 5:03:21 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: thouworm

This is just so stunning! It’s like I’m living in a parallel universe. Possibly 70-80 people (probably a Minimum) heard all 6 hours of this Seals transmission (w/ video) and no one is saying ANYTHING? No reporters are asking? We live in reallllly bad times right now.


25 posted on 10/18/2012 5:10:35 PM PDT by Pagey (B. Hussein Obama is weak, and is a worse human being than F.D.R., on multiple levels.)
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To: thouworm

I know what happened that night. I’ll bet I know exactly what happened. A drugged-up Obama was asked to give the go order, and he said No. Or Valerie said no for him. Everyone had to freeze after the president refused.

Think about it: this happened at least three times when the SEALs had bin Laden in their sights. Obama/Valerie refused to give the order. It was only because Panetta took the initiative that the bin Laden operation went forward. Panetta was probably told to never ever do such a ballsy thing again, so he didn’t, this time. He submitted a request to our president, who was no doubt engaged in unnatural acts with some guy-whore, and was full of poppers, and didn’t have the courage, the compassion, or even the level of alertness necessary to order action. So nothing was done.


26 posted on 10/18/2012 5:15:23 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: thouworm

With due respect to Col. David Hunt, the problem of the Benghazi affair goes even deeper than what it appears to be.

The initial explanation of our government was that the terrorist attack was the result of a Youtube video that was deemed offensive to the ROP. We even apologized on the floor of that anti-American institution a.k.a the UN.

Let’s assume that all this could have been prevented if the video had never been shown to the public. Does this mean that, from now on, every time that a US citizen “offends” islam, we get our national pink g-string all twisted up and have to go about in sackcloth and ashes just to un-offend islam?

What will be next excuse for islam to commit more heinous under the pretense of being offeeeeeeended? This time they killed an ambassador, who will be their next target?

Sheesh America, wake up! Are we still a sovereign nation?


27 posted on 10/18/2012 5:19:31 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: bramps

One would hope! Maybe he is po’d about what happened in the last debate. He has been so hyper-focused on the economy, I notice he comes up short on the Obama Adm scandals (F & F also).

I don’t fault him for being gut-punched by Crowley’s verification of Obama’s lie. but clearly he is not in command of the deadliest Obama scandals. At least 100 other Freepers could have done better and would have been quicker on their feet.

I trust he is cramming for Monday’s foreign affairs debate, but I doubt anyone in his campaign truly has a grasp on Obama’s ME goals. In his mind, it will be enough if he can prove Obama foreign policy a failure.


28 posted on 10/18/2012 5:20:37 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: thouworm

tw,
Thank you so much for your effort in transcribing this. I’ve sent the link to several people. Don’t know if it will do any good. They wear blinders, you know! But,,,, thank you for the effort!


29 posted on 10/18/2012 5:22:37 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: thouworm; FARS; LucyT; sickoflibs
It is Hunt’s reasoned and experienced opinion that the failure to act in real time and the subsequent coverup have criminal implications. The interview is repetitive, but his factual deductions are jarring and unmistakeably clear.

Thanks for the ping.

30 posted on 10/18/2012 5:24:21 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Pagey
"This is just so stunning! It’s like I’m living in a parallel universe. Possibly 70-80 people (probably a Minimum) heard all 6 hours"

Hundreds!
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Carr: How many people actually---give me a number of people who knew what was going on while it was happening, or all around the world. How many people would have known?

HUNT: Oh, it’s in the hundreds---those staffs---anywhere---NMCC, maybe 60-70 people at one time; CIA Operations Center, about forty plus; the Terrorism Center could have 60-70 on duty at that moment: the White House situation room, 12. It goes on and on. I mean it's hundreds of people, Howie, that knew what was going on at the time---not later.

It's to me such a huge thing that maybe it’s just so big and so obvious that people are just letting it go. I have no explanation for it.

Except what I'm telling you is not a revelation. This is day-to-day operational information that this administration has been lying about for all this time.

You don't need an investigation. There are straight up procedures that, I promise you. were followed. And in those procedures, people like the Sec of State, the Pres of the US---within minutes---within minutes are told, We have an embassy under attack.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

HUNT: Of course; there are really good people in these organizations. Why the decision was not made to, at least, attempt to do a flyover, to put jets in the air, Marines moving, something. I don’t know. I don’t have an answer for it. I’ve been in those rooms when decisions were not made, and they were always political, as to why they were not being done. But this, this one….Our capability to record things is so sophisticated, this will come out.

31 posted on 10/18/2012 5:35:49 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: thouworm
"Carr: Where are the reporters?" Well, Howie, they are all, and I mean ALL, dutifully hyping the non-issue of binders, so that they do not air any of the damning details of the little barry bastard degenerate not taking the three AM call. And that is precisely what Hillary's 'statement' is aimed at emphasizing, eventually. The media is withholding the truth that this administration will not protect American interests, American ambassadors, or the American people.

Guillotines from orbit, it's the only way to clean up this infestation ...

32 posted on 10/18/2012 5:37:03 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: thouworm
Thanks, thouworm. This is excellent! ............................................... FRegards
33 posted on 10/18/2012 5:45:04 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: MHGinTN
Obama - Biden

Choose the LESS-er of two evils.

Nutless or feckless.

34 posted on 10/18/2012 5:45:50 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: grobdriver

Deer in the headlights? You’re giving the sonofabitch too much credit for stupidity. From the first few minutes, long before the siege stretched into six hours, I would guanradamntee that little barry bastard commie boy was husstling to find some way to cover the entire episode in a politically advantageous way, ignoring the imminent slaughter of the personnel on site. That is how evil this sonofabitch and his administration is. That’s how evil Joe cackle and smirk Biden has shown himself to be, lying with passion! Hell cannot be hot enough to treat these vermin their due.


35 posted on 10/18/2012 5:49:11 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: thouworm

“In the debate Obama said, “As soon as I was notified of the attack in progress, I was on the phone with my National Security Team.”

Is there a link to the transcript?


36 posted on 10/18/2012 6:19:21 PM PDT by maggief
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To: thouworm
Apologies for being late to this party, but I was working.

This is simply the latest in the Gift contest between O and his muslim cohorts.

O goes to Egypt and between the lines says to them, “I'm on your side;”

Followed by proof of concept Gifts of Egypt, Tunisia, Malawi, and Mauritania;

When asked for hard proof via back channels, he sends another Gift - the latest drone and associated tech to Iran;

Not to be out done, Iran's Khamenei Gifts Hizballah with a UAV based on the Gift drone to overfly Israel's nuclear reactor;

O steps up the anti, Gifts a US Ambassador;

Khamenei, not to be outdone again, begins efforts to weaponize their US tech drones (Hazem) to carry bombs as a Gift to Israel;

Next ...

37 posted on 10/18/2012 6:22:01 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: thouworm
5:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of Defense Panetta

Panetta, among many others, is another high level official who would have been notified immediately, by law, that the attack on the consulate was underway. Apparently no one in our government felt a full out assault on a U.S. consulate compound was worthy enough to break away from their daily routine.

38 posted on 10/18/2012 6:43:33 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: American in Israel
This was not negligence, it was murder by deliberate inaction.

I agree - murder over a period of 6 hours - that's what it looks like. The film as an excuse seemed pre-planned. That said, what could the political payoff be? This close to an election? Was it a message to others that this could happen to them? A hostage situation gone bad?

None of it adds up.

Hundreds of people were listening to these Americans being murdered. Why aren't any of them talking? Why is the press sitting on their hands?

Anyhow American in Israel - what's your take... what's the possible payoff here for Obama? Obama, Hillary, the Pentagon, CIA, all of them were listening... all of them knew. Even that liar Biden. Why didn't they choose to act? It was SIX HOURS FOR God's sake. Six hours... Then a silly obvious coverup (obvious to everyone except so called journalists and the idiots at CNN)...

39 posted on 10/18/2012 6:52:11 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: American in Israel
This was not negligence, it was murder by deliberate inaction.

I agree - murder over a period of 6 hours - that's what it looks like. The film as an excuse seemed pre-planned. That said, what could the political payoff be? This close to an election? Was it a message to others that this could happen to them? A hostage situation gone bad?

None of it adds up.

Hundreds of people were listening to these Americans being murdered. Why aren't any of them talking? Why is the press sitting on their hands?

Anyhow American in Israel - what's your take... what's the possible payoff here for Obama? Obama, Hillary, the Pentagon, CIA, all of them were listening... all of them knew. Even that liar Biden. Why didn't they choose to act? It was SIX HOURS FOR God's sake. Six hours... Then a silly obvious coverup (obvious to everyone except so called journalists and the idiots at CNN)...

40 posted on 10/18/2012 6:52:40 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: thouworm
"And in those procedures, people like the Sec of State, the Pres of the US---within minutes---within minutes are told, We have an embassy under attack." - Col. Hunt

Isn't it just patently obvious to any thinking person, even without the slightest military experience, that this would be the case? Is it thinkable to anyone that our embassies could come under a major attack and the Pres. and all those other high level officials would not be notified immediately? Does anyone think we don't have good enough communications technology now to patch them all into every bit of electronic feed coming from that consulate?

Put down your GPS-wired, Google Earth-integrated, 4g internet-connected iPhone for a minute and think about that.

Hello? Is there anyone out there?
Is everyone in this country zombified now?
Beuller? Beuller?

41 posted on 10/18/2012 7:02:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Marine_Uncle

It really doesn’t make any difference how close or far away our assets are from a firefight if no one gives them an order to act.


42 posted on 10/18/2012 7:12:24 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: maggief
“In the debate Obama said, “As soon as I was notified of the attack in progress, I was on the phone with my National Security Team.”

Maggie: Are you asking for source of that quote? Debate transcript below.

I heard that Jen Rubin highlighted it on her blog. Bill Henner on Fox picked it up from her or on his own, I don't know, BUT FR beat both of them. THAT fact had never been reported before and no one picked it up as a new fact until the day after.

DEBATE TRANSCRIPT with that Obama quote: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2945950/posts

Q: This question actually comes from a brain trust of my friends at Global Telecom Supply in Mineola yesterday. We were sitting around talking about Libya, and we were reading and became aware of reports that the State Department refused extra security for our embassy in Benghazi, Libya, prior to the attacks that killed four Americans. Who was it that denied enhanced security and why?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, let me, first of all, talk about our diplomats, because they serve all around the world and do an incredible job in a very dangerous situation. And these aren't just representatives of the United States; they're my representatives. I send them there, oftentimes into harm's way. I know these folks, and I know their families. So nobody's more concerned about their safety and security than I am.

So as soon as we found out that the Benghazi consulate was being overrun, I was on the phone with my national security team, and I gave them three instructions. Number one, beef up our security and — and — and procedures not just in Libya but every embassy and consulate in the region. Number two, investigate exactly what happened, regardless of where the facts lead us, to make sure that folks are held accountable and it doesn't happen again. And number three, we are going to find out who did this, and we are going to hunt them down, because one of the things that I've said throughout my presidency is when folks mess with Americans, we go after them.

43 posted on 10/18/2012 7:26:35 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: TigersEye
To your post #41 & 42

"It really doesn’t make any difference how close or far away our assets are from a firefight if no one gives them an order to act."

Carr: This is like something out of a movie, where some non-com says, “Colonel, colonel, our men are getting slaughtered there.” And no one has any interest in following it up.

It seems like fiction; it doesn’t seem like it would happen in real life.

HUNT: It's happened a lot in my time, unfortunately. Like I said, we saw it in the Congo: we saw it in Bosnia. We've seen a lot of incidents where an organization will not act. It’s frozen, and this is the case.

And that sergeant you are talking about is actually a general. This is immediately communicated that this embassy is under attack violently, and generals are looking on their IPADS at the pictures, and that’s how good this stuff is. Those images are all over the place. And we knew this was bad, getting worse, and did nothing, and then lied about it for 8 days?

44 posted on 10/18/2012 7:39:32 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: thouworm

Thanks for a sleepless night! Seriously, how can they get away with this? Somebody should send everybody at FOX and the internet sites this info. This is so disturbing. We were stationed at the EUCOM base. SOCEUR and AFRICOM were also there.


45 posted on 10/18/2012 7:39:42 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: TigersEye

“Apparently no one in our government felt a full out assault on a U.S. consulate compound was worthy enough to break away from their daily routine. “

Given alternate logs that prove otherwise, it sure looks like that to me.

Attack started about 3:30pm, Washington time.

We’ll meet around 5-ish. How does that work for you?


46 posted on 10/18/2012 7:58:34 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: thouworm; maggief; onyx

I hate to say this but there are senators and congress critters on our side that already know what happened because they were briefed. It may not have been a factual briefing by the WH..but lots of them have ways of finding out stuff. Why haven’t they leaked? That really bothers me a lot. Washington should be leaking like a sieve by now, but very little is getting out. My guess is that Obama and his minions have wrapped it in a nice little package called ‘national security’ , so that it shuts everyone up. They can’t talk with the penalty of disclosing national security secrets hanging over their heads. I am afraid that AQ and other MB groups have gotten hold of Libya and Syria’s chemical weapon WMDS and our government is freaking out.

‘the Taliban is in the building’ and Panetta doesn’t know where the chemical weapons are......remember he announced that just days before this attack or was it a few days after? I know it was recently.


47 posted on 10/18/2012 8:05:50 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: thouworm

Wow. Makes sense this was recorded and witnessed in real time, but why haven’t we heard about this before Oct 12 from one of the hundreds who heard this all unfold? This is beyond compare with Watergate. There was an ability to act and — what, everyone’s playing Bart Simpson with the consequence of lives and intel lost?


48 posted on 10/18/2012 8:10:03 PM PDT by cyn
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To: thouworm
"So who the hell is Ben Gazzi?"


49 posted on 10/18/2012 8:17:18 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: penelopesire
"My guess is that Obama and his minions have wrapped it in a nice little package called ‘national security’ , so that it shuts everyone up."

Hmmm...

HUNT: No, no, no. State and the White House. The National Military Command Center would not have been able, allowed, to launch---I don't believe---an attack without political permission because they would be launching into a country. I don't think the NMCC could make that call on their own. And it wouldn't be State; it would be the White House.

But again, Howie, during this attack, Clinton is informed---that is part of the procedure---and the President of the US is informed, as is the Vice President, as is the Chief of Staff, and on and on. A six hour firefight in Benghazi is not classified. It is not a secret. It's an event, and it's a serious event. And when the ambassador dies, when they know he has been captured, it even goes up higher. And we couldn't get an FBI team in there for three weeks.

We had CNN reporters in there picking up the Ambassador's diary. This was ineptness, incompetence, and lying. I think Biden ought to be called on it, just like we did with Clinton when she said she was being shot at. People were there Mr. Vice President. You are lying. This was not an intelligence failure, and he knows that.

50 posted on 10/18/2012 8:18:58 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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