Skip to comments.Ex-Navy SEAL: Libya Obama's 'Watergate,' Admin. Actions 'Unconscionable'
Posted on 10/27/2012 1:49:20 PM PDT by nhwingut
A former Navy SEAL told Breitbart News on Friday that allegations of negligence during the 9/11/12 Benghazi attack exemplified Obama's "failed policy of appeasement and apology" and was Obama's "Watergate" with four deaths.
Ryan Zinke, a member of the Montana state Senate former U.S. Navy SEAL, said it was "unconscionable that the Administration would not immediately act when our consulate is under attack," and this was Obama's "Watergate with one exception" -- "the result was the loss of our Ambassador and three young heroes."
"There is no better example of the President's failed policy of appeasement and apology than America being delayed because we had to ask Libya's permission to fly in their airspace to rescue our Ambassador," Zinke told Breitbart News. "Even sending aircraft overhead would have helped."
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
I think Obama has only one card left in the deck which is to say the Republicans are doing to him what they did to Kerry in 2004.
Obama is being Swiftboated.
"The future does not belong to those who insult the Prophet Mohammed" -- George Washington
Ooops, Sorry!! President Barack Hussein 0bama said that!
To say that 0bama is a disgusting piece of scum slanders scum! How anyone in the military can respect him is beyond me.
If this is not the biggest scandal of all times, I will head toward the Nixon tomb and exhume him. He can finish Odumer’s term. It is the least we can do to make up for Watergate which was no scandal at all compared to Libya.
Ping to another hero’s voice.
The article brings up a good point. Just sending some fast planes, fighters, at roof top levels may have scared off the attackers. Surely, those folks have seen some of the vids where helicopters and ac130s have been watching, then picking the enemy off.
This here, is such a bungled operation, that no amount of spin or deception can cover it up. Fortunately, Obama is going to be gone soon, and the administration will not be left to cover it up. Also, with Obama gone, there will be folks speaking up faster and in greater numbers.
Obama Refuses to Answer Repeated Questions on Whether Requests for Help in Benghazi Were Denied
The Kommie MSM has virtually a complete blackout of this story and they’re not going to get away with it.
Thank you, Fox News, Breitbart, Drudge and, of course, Free Republic for keeping this story alive.
The fact that Colin Powell came out publicly in support of Obama, in light of Benghazi-gate, kinda says it all. Some of our military are treasonous enemies of America.
In Benghazi, we have a sitting president cooperating with Al Qaeda terrorists, our current enemy in an active war, giving them arms to help oust a sitting leader (Qaddafi), to help that terrorist movement (the Arab Spring) continue across the Middle East.
In that cooperation, the sitting President plots to have an Ambassador (a rather important position) kidnapped, and plans to trade his life for the life of a horrible terrorist (the Blind Sheik), and to use the goodwill from that staged "leadership" in the (pre-arranged) trade to help win an election.
When that plan goes awry, because two honorable Navy SEALs disobeyed White House orders to stand down, and attempted to save a fellow American. The White House then orders all other potential support to stand down, leaving the Ambassador, his clerk, and the SEALs to be slaughtered.
THIS IS NOTHING LIKE WATERGATE. THIS IS MORE LIKE HIGH TREASON, MURDER, AND A MASSIVE COVER-UP AT NUMEROUS LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT AND MEDIA.
To me, Powell was one of those generals that achieved the position through political, not military, prowess. Being black, especially during the period he moved up, certainly did not hurt him ( affirmative action).
Now I was only a LT for 5 years active duty in NavSpecWar, but it was imprinted deeply upon my brain that ONLY the POTUS can give cross-border permission. Probably a million living ex-military officers know this like they know 2+2=4. This Benghazi fiasco is Obama’s baby 100% and there is no way for him to wiggle out.
The system is designed to ENSURE that when a crisis is happening, (and a missing ambassador with a consulate under attack is “Crisis Level Infinity”), and military assets are already charging in to the rescue, the president must be in the loop to grant the the cross-border authorization. Nobody else can do this. This one formality must be followed, “just put your intitials here, Mr. President, for history,” so to speak. Boiler plate, but it must be done.
(Can you imagine Reagan or either Bush saying “No. Cross border permission not granted. Stop the rescue. Stand down.”)
The POTUS has to tell the Sec. State and JCS, “Yes, do it, execute the rescue, cross the borders.” Then it WILL happen, without delay, since the military is already on the way, flying in from all directions toward Benghazi.
But if POTUS says at 5pm DC time, “No military action, no cross border,” and then he becomes “unavailable,” then his last standing order stands until he changes it. So if he went to bed, for example, nobody could change his standing orders.
I imagine that a lot of extreme military, CIA and State Dept. craziness was going down while Obama was sleeping. Aircraft must be told proceed, or return to base, or they fall from the sky. I imagine many HEATED arguments around the globe on phone, text and email, subject, “Well wake the damn president up!” Followed by, “I can’t! You MUST stand down the mission!”
Just imagine dozens of inbound planes, jets and helos. Ships moving at full speed into position to be “lilypads” for long-range over-water helo refueling. Airborne refueling tankers all head to the area. It’s a complicated ballet. The Pentagon is wide awake, the military is on full alert. The rescue is in process, from the first minutes after the alarm.
Everybody in all the planes and involved HQs knows how many minutes/miles to the Libyan border, Benghazi, and their “bingo fuel” moment, when they must turn around or run dry and crash. Ships can “loiter,” but planes fall from the sky.
So you can imagine why General Ham of Africom was relieved for refusing to stand down. He probably KNEW Obama was “unavailable,” and was screaming over the phone, “Well, wake him up, dammit!!”
Planes and jets and helicopters and ships and commando teams are zooming all around the central Med, keying in on Benghazi——
And in that environment, OBAMA WAS ASLEEP AND UNREACHABLE!!!!!
Resting up for Las Vegas! With a MISSING AMBASSADOR, in Al-Queadatown!
Compare this to our President Thomas Jefferson who had to take on the Muslim Barbary Pirates and who owned one of the first Korans in America so as to learn more about these killers. Obama put Jefferson's Koran on display at a White House Ramadam dinner and spun it to the Muzzies chowing down there as Jefferson having regard for the Muslim religion (cult)
COLON Powell stabbed this country in the back when he knowingly allowed the Democrats and MSM attempt to destroy the Bush Administration with the Valerie Plame Affair. He has much in common with Obama. They are both traitors to this country in deed and in thought.
Also...thing that make you go Hmmmmm. Not sure about this source, but here goes
Does anyone know if Powell has Muslim leanings?
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