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Military Took 22 Hours To Get To Benghazi
Breitbart ^ | 11/12/12 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 11/12/2012 3:38:07 PM PST by Nachum

So, how long does it take to get military assets stationed mere hours away from a firefight to a firefight? Apparently, it takes some 22 hours. When former Navy SEALs called for backup at the consulate in Benghazi on September 11, American assets were stationed both in Libya and in Italy. The help never came; both Navy SEALs were killed after a seven-hour ordeal.

Fifteen hours after that, the military finally showed up. According to the Associated Press:

New Pentagon details show that the first U.S. military unit arrived in Libya more than 15 hours after the attack on the consulate in Benghazi was over, and four Americans, including the ambassador, were dead.

A Defense Department timeline obtained by The Associated Press underscores how far the military response lagged behind the Sept. 11 attack, due largely to the long distances the commando teams had to travel to get to Libya.

As the AP also reports:

In particular, there was at least a 19-hour gap between the time when Panetta first ordered military units to prepare to deploy — between midnight and 2 a.m. local time in Tripoli — and the time a Marine anti-terrorism team landed in Tripoli, which as just before 9 p.m.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; military; navyseals; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi
Well, it was late. And the CiC was sleeping.
1 posted on 11/12/2012 3:38:15 PM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 11/12/2012 3:39:15 PM PST by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

I thought the CIC was the one that is supposed to order troops to deploy-not Panetta.


3 posted on 11/12/2012 3:40:38 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Nachum
Only two facts need to be known in order to understand the most important fact of all which is that 0coward left 41 Americans to die.

Fact 1: Only the POTUS can issue a CBA to send a rescue mission into a foreign country.

Fact 2: No rescue mission was ever sent.

4 posted on 11/12/2012 3:42:46 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigersEye
Two men fighting the enemy for 7 hours.

Unless there's someone here that's been in THAT kind of firefight ... we have NO idea what it means to hang in there waiting for backup.

7 hours fighting.

There's a speciel place in Heaven.

5 posted on 11/12/2012 3:54:39 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Nachum
In particular, there was at least a 19-hour gap between the time when Panetta first ordered military units to prepare to deploy — between midnight and 2 a.m. local time in Tripoli — and the time a Marine anti-terrorism team landed in Tripoli, which as just before 9 p.m.

In Tripoli. Still not Benghazi.

6 posted on 11/12/2012 3:55:30 PM PST by marron
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To: TigersEye

Will the guys who died ever get justice or will the Liar in Chief win that one too?


7 posted on 11/12/2012 3:55:42 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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To: Nachum

“Swift” and rapid reponse... lol


8 posted on 11/12/2012 3:56:16 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: knarf
PS

and a speciel place in Hell

9 posted on 11/12/2012 3:56:31 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: marron

Yes the title of the article seems to be mistaken.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 3:57:55 PM PST by ironman
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To: Nachum

Our armed services are really the last government entities of which patriotic Americans can justifiably be proud, so look for increasing betrayals by the Obama regime in the four years ahead as Premier Hussein seeks to destroy the last vestiges of America’s former greatness.

And you great troopers - eyes open and ears up. Your enemies may not necessarily be wearing the uniform of an aggressor nation.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 4:00:08 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Nachum

The Battling Bastards of Benghazi

We’re the Battling Bastards of Benghazi,

no fame, no glory, no paparazzi.

Just a fiery death in a blazing hell,

defending the country we loved so well.

It wasn’t our job, but we answered the call,

fought to the consulate, ‘n scaled th’ wall.

We pulled twenty countrymen from the jaws of fate,

led them to safety, ‘n stood at th’ gate.

Just the two of us, ‘n foe by th’ score,

but we stood fast to bar th’ door.

We called for reinforcement, but it was denied,

so we fought, ‘n we fought, ‘n we fought, ‘n we died.

We gave our all for our Uncle Sam,

‘n Obama didn’t give a damn,

just two dead SEALS, who carried the load,

no thanks to us, we were just bumps in the road.

Author Unknown


12 posted on 11/12/2012 4:04:15 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: knarf

Amen to that. There is just no humanly excuse not to even try to send help.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 4:05:41 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Nachum
That's right, it takes the military 24 hours, and the FBI 24 days to get to Libya.

When the White House is holding them back to the max.

Benghazi's Smoking Gun: Only President Can Grant Cross-Border Authority (PJMedia link)

Free Republic thread link

http://tinyurl.com/ctc3786

14 posted on 11/12/2012 4:06:21 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: garjog

We shall see. This has only just started.


15 posted on 11/12/2012 4:07:02 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Travis McGee
That's right, it takes the military 24 hours,...

Now that we know how slow and how poorly equipped
our forces in the Euro-Afro theater are
we can count ourselves darned lucky the Soviets
never pulled the trigger on an invasion of Europe. /s

16 posted on 11/12/2012 4:13:31 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: garjog
I believe the answer in the first case is no and in the second case yes.
17 posted on 11/12/2012 4:26:10 PM PST by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: DJ Taylor

There is a movement now growing in the country to award American military personnel the Purple Heart for wounds received in the US due to terrorism (i.e. Ft. Hood Massacre and the Little Rock, Ark. recruiting station shooting (one dead, one wounded).

It is being promoted by the families of the Ft. Hood victims as well as Mr. Bledsoe, the father of the Little Rock killer, and Mr. Long, the father whose son was killed there.

Google the terms “Purple Heart and Terrorism” or a mix like that. You should be able to find the correct name of the organizations who are working on this issue.

It is possible that Doherty and Woods would also qualify for a Purple Heart as contract security officers who were killed by terrorists. The same for Ambassador Stevens and Sean Smith.

This is our way of striking back at the Coward In Chief and his ball-less Secy of Defense and JCS head Gen. Dempsey.


18 posted on 11/12/2012 4:36:03 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: DJ Taylor

thanks for your post


19 posted on 11/12/2012 4:44:01 PM PST by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
We owe it to America and iyr murdered heroes to never let up on this. Whatever it takes and no matter how much smoke and mirrors they throw at us, we need to keep our eyes on the prize.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

20 posted on 11/12/2012 6:02:45 PM PST by MestaMachine
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To: Nachum

When you need Obama’s military immediately! They’re only 22 hours away.


21 posted on 11/12/2012 6:39:02 PM PST by 444Flyer
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To: Nachum

And they landed in Tripoli, not Benghazi. I’m not sure if we have any military in Benghazi to this day.


22 posted on 11/12/2012 6:50:17 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: MestaMachine
keep our eyes on the prize

The prize (imho) was voted out from under the People this past Tuesday. Going on offense is folly. Being on defense (as the People are), when the game has already been lost, is folly. As someone once said, Is there a third choice?

23 posted on 11/12/2012 6:55:26 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: MestaMachine
"...Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise..."

On, please. Many thanks ................................................ FRegards

24 posted on 11/12/2012 9:53:44 PM PST by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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