Skip to comments.Exclusive: Security officials on the ground in Libya challenge CIA account
Posted on 11/03/2012 10:02:40 AM PDT by mgist
As details emerge of serious security issues before the attack on Sept. 11, Fox News is also beginning to hear more frustration from sources both on the ground in Benghazi and in the U.S. Multiple British and American sources insist there were other capabilities in the region and are mystified why none were used. Fox News was told there were not only armed drones that monitor Libyan chemical weapon sites in the area, but also F-18's, AC-130 aircraft and even helicopters that could have been dispatched in a timely fashion.
British intelligence sources said that unarmed drones routinely flew over Benghazi every night in flight patterns and that armed drones which fly over chemical sites, some a short flight from Benghazi, "were always said to be on call." American sources confirmed this and questioned "why was a drone armed only with a camera dispatched?"
Another source added, "Why would they put a ragtag team together in Tripoli as first responders? This is not even what they do for a living. We had a first responder air base in Italy almost the same distance away." Despite the team arriving from Tripoli that night, sources said sufficient American back-up never came.
British sources on the ground in Benghazi said they are extremely frustrated by the attack and are still wondering why they weren't called for help. We have more people on the ground here than the Americans and I just don't know why we didn't get the call?" one said.
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Every American on the Tripoli QRF was TECHNICALLY a civilian. Obama appears to want some tiny claim to having sent “armed help” but wanted to thread the needle by keeping that help NON military.
Here are a few reasons hat come to mind:
1. He cannot think without a teleprompter
2. He doesn’t care that much about the rest of us outside his “click”.
3. He didn’t want to acknowledge the presence of al Quaeda since he’d already supposedly decimated them.
4. He needed to get some beauty rest...after all, since he thinks he is “eye candy” to the rest of us, then he must look good for Las Vegas and Jay-Z.
5. He’s just not that into regular Americans
6. He didn’t want to interfere with the hostage-taking situation...he needed a trade for the blind sheik
7. What is the loss of a few more Navy SEALS, anyway?
8. He is so out of touch with what our military CAN do that he could not see a way to bring a success out of it.
9. This was not supposed to happen to him, on his watch.
10. He expected a different outcome, didn’t see the seriousness of it.
11. He just doesn’t care. PERIOD!
It was a civil war...but Kaddafhi did have control over the nasty, crazy Muslims.
The Brits and France should have just gotten their oil elsewhere. It's not like Canada couldn't dole some out.
I take is it was a kidnapping gone bad—They were to take the ambassador with little loss of life. Obama would make an appeal or fly to Libya and get his release. This would show him as a leader and a respected American. Then, he would (after the election) release the Blind Sheikh—for humanitarian reasons to the Muslim Brotherhood. The fly in the ointment was the two Seals who came in out of the blue and shot so many terrorists (some say 60) that in anger, they killed or beat up the ambassador so badly —he died. Bruce Willis should do this as a “Die Hard” film. Those two were true patriots—and they may well have unseated Obama’s bid for power—for that alone they should be honored. Don’t worry all the paper trail has been shredded—but I don’t think Hillary will go to prison to cover his tail.
Omoslem didn’t allow AC130 air support because he didn’t want Americans to realize he armed al Qaeda with MANPADS such as SA-7’s.
There’s supposedly 20,000 shoulder launched antiaircraft missiles SOMEWHERE that used to belong to Gaddafi.
CIA was rumored to be in Libya tracking them down. But since Omoslem runs the show, the truth is more like “Shipping those missiles to Moslem Brotherhood in Syria via Turkey.”
Can you imagine the s**tshow if USA air support arrived over Benghazi and suddenly al Qaeda launches hundreds of missiles provided by Obamatollah?
His other flaws include....being a Muslim, lying, stealing, conniving, murder,
Full Agreement FRiend.
Last week a google search show the same old same old - today's search on Gerneral Petraeus shows him tied to Mitt Romney. ( an old VP possible pick) That's new and it's telling. Obama's going to stick the CIA and Petraeus with this mess - - and my guess is the New York Times And Washington Post will buy the story.
The truth - the real truth - might not come out until after the election. Petraeus needs to put his concern about publicly appearing to 'follow the rules' and come clean. It's his bet shot.
You don't know US very well. Less than three is best estimate, if they could get off that many before yes ... they would be gone, gone, gone.
Read the story by WND in the article here on Free Republic. It was Soros. He was the one pulling the strings and using high-sounding ideas to make money off the wars in the Middle East. There needs to be a tribunal. These are Crimes Against Humanity...and for money.
What took so long for the FBI to get to the Embassy? Why was Stevens' correspondence STILL at the scene, found by a Dubai media crew on Oct. 26? Was the FBI even there? Seems like the 0bama regime didn't really want this investigated!
This event lasted for hours.. Where was Stevens throughout this attack? He was unaccounted for, for a long time.. Was he taken someplace before being taken to the hospital? Why couldn't the SEALs locate Stevens in the embassy then later he was removed from the embassy by the locals/terrorists? Did terrorists take him to the hospital? Why would they do that? Who was guarding the hospital while Stevens was inside, the 'kidnappers' who wanted their captor back ALIVE?
Well, everything we do know so far is also. Left classified documents to the enemy, supplied arms to the enemy, watched the enemy kill Americans without help, aiding and abetting the enemy with all the above........
Hussein’s not smart enough to plan this so the question is who was really behind it. Jarrett, maybe. Hillary, probably not. Some other Soros’ minion?
I would be shocked if she were not a player in this mess.
When the facts are allowed to come out Lameduck Obama is not only going to leave office, he is going to leave in disgrace.
We need Mossad, British special forces, anti NATO, or any other source on the ground in Libya to help us sort this out before the election. There is no faith in Washington to resolve this. Our military (heroes) are loyal and will jeopardize their careers by talking. ANY source(s) who talk on or after Nov. 7th should be considered cowards.
The evidence is probably LONG GONE
There was a reason the Obama Administration wouldn’t let the FBI go to Benghazi after this mess...
There’s also a reason google searches of the term “ General Petraeus’ made earlier today linked him with Romney. That’s changed... in the last hour or so...
Sorry, the whole kidnapping scenario makes no sense. Letting your ambassador be kidnapped - weak. The President of the US begging a bunch of guerillas for the ambassador’s release - weak. Releasing the blind terrorist for the ambassador - weak, weak, weak.
What would actually have made Obama look good is backing up the two SEALs who raced to the rescue and giving them a hero’s welcome home - basking in their glory, lapped in the mantle of their courage and victory.
IMO, Obama just cared more about not making the Libyan government that he installed look weak, than he did about saving the lives of Americans - and not just any Americans but the Ambassador and his staff and the brave, brave men who defended them.
He wasn’t going to beg for his release, he was going to trade the blind sheik (9/11 organizer) for the ambasador. Play the hero and have an excuse to release the blind sheik. obama had already been in discussions to release him, when too many people started complaining.
This came out soon after 9/11. So far nothing contradicts this theory, and since we dont know the truth. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-jrEc7bTy4E