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EXPLOSIVE REPORT: FORCES WERE AVAILABLE TO HELP AMERICANS UNDER ATTACK IN BENGHAZI
The blaze ^ | 4-29-2013 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 04/29/2013 6:26:39 PM PDT by crosslink

The U.S. government had the ability to “react and respond” to the Benghazi terrorist attack and could have had forces on the ground before the second wave of the assault began, a special operator with knowledge of the response told Fox News in an exclusive interview. Due to the explosive nature of his allegations, the special ops member asked to remain anonymous.

“I know for a fact that C 110 the UComm CIF was doing a training exercise, not in the region of northern Africa, but in Europe. And they had the ability to react and respond,” he told Fox News.

The C 110 is a 40-man Special Ops force capable of rapid response and deployment, a group trained specifically for an event like the Benghazi attack, Fox News reports. The unit was training in Croatia on Sept. 11, 2012, just 3.5 hours away from Benghazi.

“They would have been there before the second attack,” the anonymous special operator said. “They would have been there at a minimum to provide a quick reaction force that could facilitate their exfil out of the problem situation.”

He continued: “Nobody knew how it was going to develop, and you hear a whole bunch of people and a whole bunch of advisors say, ‘Hey, we wouldn’t have sent them there because the security was unknown situation.’ If it’s an unknown situation, at a minimum you send forces there to facilitate the exfil or medical injuries. We could have sent a C 130 to Benghazi to provide medical evacuation for the injured.”

The special operator said there are members of special ops and other officials who are still active and involved in the situation. “They would be decapitated if they came forward with information that could affect high-level commanders,” he added.

While he says he doesn’t “blame them for not coming forward,” the special operator said members of the community feel betrayed and believe the betrayal goes all the way to the top. Further, the Special Ops community feels like the Americans in Benghazi were left to fend for themselves.

The White House has said from the beginning that there were no forces available to assist Americans in Benghazi on Sept. 11.


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1 posted on 04/29/2013 6:26:39 PM PDT by crosslink
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To: crosslink; MestaMachine

Wow!!!

Praise God!!


2 posted on 04/29/2013 6:28:39 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: TigersEye; penelopesire; ConservativeMan55

Ping


3 posted on 04/29/2013 6:28:54 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: crosslink

I can easily see balless Barry waffling at the height of the attack - ‘what will happen to my campaign if someone gets hurt?’


4 posted on 04/29/2013 6:29:31 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: crosslink

a pox on anyone who could speak out but won’t cause they are chickensh**


5 posted on 04/29/2013 6:30:14 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: penelopesire

Pray these fine men and woman are protected in the coming weeks.


6 posted on 04/29/2013 6:30:25 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: crosslink

Impeach the Poser!!


7 posted on 04/29/2013 6:30:58 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: crosslink

We need Mitch Rapp to get to the bottom of this mess.


8 posted on 04/29/2013 6:31:31 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: crosslink

I will be getting my blessed wooden Spanish cross down from the shelf tonight! It is my ‘go to cross’ for very special, urgent l prayers.


9 posted on 04/29/2013 6:33:06 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: crosslink

Clinton and Obama let our Ambassador die. Sounds just like Boston.

Pray for America to Wake Up


10 posted on 04/29/2013 6:33:08 PM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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To: crosslink
Further, the Special Ops community feels like the Americans in Benghazi were left to fend for themselves.

That's how I've always felt about it. I've been using the phrase "twisting in the wind."

11 posted on 04/29/2013 6:33:59 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
OH YEAH!!! HERE WE GO!!!!

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


Benghazi Index

12 posted on 04/29/2013 6:34:44 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: crosslink

Obama and the US State Dept planned the entire affair
and is responsible for the gang rape of the Ambassador.

And responsible for the coverup.

And responsible for the transfer of MANPADs and WMD
which was the reason in the 1st place.

Will there be accountability or CW2?


13 posted on 04/29/2013 6:35:22 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: crosslink

Bring on the fired generals!
HF


14 posted on 04/29/2013 6:36:09 PM PDT by holden (Alter or abolish it yet?)
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To: crosslink
Why wont anyone understand that we knew we had given them MANPADS so how could we allow planes to circle the area much less send troops in at low altitudes.

They were worried about even more casulaties.

Like FAST AND FURIOUS on steriods crossed with rescueing the hostages in Iran.

15 posted on 04/29/2013 6:37:13 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Diogenesis

Nothing will happen. I still want to hear from the survivors. Where the #%$% are they and why is no one talking about them?


16 posted on 04/29/2013 6:38:00 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: holden

Yes, they need to bring in all of generals and ask if they really wanted spend more time with their families , bull hit.


17 posted on 04/29/2013 6:39:08 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: crosslink

Can’t imagine that the 6th Fleet didn’t monitor the situation from the beginning and the Commander in area did not rapidly submit to the DoD a credible intervention plan, no doubt planned and ready to be launched within an hour. Would have loved to have seen Panetta asked under oath why the 6th Fleet did not intervene.


18 posted on 04/29/2013 6:39:52 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

We need Mitch Rapp to get to the bottom of this mess.


LOL

Irene Kennedy would’ve Bytch slapped Hillary


19 posted on 04/29/2013 6:43:58 PM PDT by Joshua
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To: crosslink
OMG! I KNEW they would come through!!!

SEMPER FI! EAGLES UP! READY TO LEAD, READY TO FOLLOW, NEVER QUIT!!!

20 posted on 04/29/2013 6:44:07 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: holden

petraeus to the stocks, then the stockade. Lying bastard.


21 posted on 04/29/2013 6:47:10 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: crosslink

WHO said that live feed only showed a bunch of people running around and a bunch of buildings?

The same guy said by the time the rapid response team activated and enroute, the “battle” had already ended.


22 posted on 04/29/2013 6:47:28 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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Prayers for Benghazi hearings!


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23 posted on 04/29/2013 6:50:36 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: crosslink

AFRICOM Leader General Carter Ham Was Never Ordered to Save US Men in Benghazi

Per Rep. Jason Chaffetz R-UT asking General Ham directly:

(close paraphrase)

Did we have assets in the area? The answer is “yes”.
Did we have proximity? The answer is “yes”.
Why we didn’t send in some of those assets? The general said he was not requested to do so.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4W1LDSs5X4&feature=youtube_gdata_player


24 posted on 04/29/2013 6:51:11 PM PDT by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: holden

Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin—formerly commander of U.S. Special Forces Command and deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence—told CNSNews.com that, if it had been asked, the Defense Department could have sent a plane to Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, to transport a rescue team of U.S. security personnel that instead ended up taking a chartered private plane from Tripoli to Benghazi that night.

“There is no question that we could have moved an airplane in there and we could have also put boots on the ground at the embassy,” Gen. Boykin told CNSNews.com.

“State should have coordinated with DOD and said: We’ve got to have an airplane,” said Gen. Boykin. “The Department of Defense could have provided an airplane in there. All they had to do was ask.”


25 posted on 04/29/2013 6:51:11 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: crosslink
But, but but.. If they had responded and there was an accident, then 0bama might not get re-elected so, no response from The One.

0bama allowed Americans to DIE so he could get re-elected. This is FAR worse than Watergate and 0bama should be removed from office for 'Dereliction of Duty' and negligent homicide. Hillary too, on that last count. AND while you're at it, Hillary and Susan Rice get jail time for perjury and obstruction of justice.

26 posted on 04/29/2013 6:51:40 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: crosslink

This could be the ‘Drudge/Lewinsky’ moment for The Blaze, but.. Given the current PravdaMedia, I doubt it.


27 posted on 04/29/2013 6:51:44 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: crosslink

Weren’t a couple of Generals and 1 Admiral relieved of command because they were in the process of sending assistance and were told to stand down?


28 posted on 04/29/2013 6:51:56 PM PDT by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: Toespi

Here’s that interview you wanted in thread form.


29 posted on 04/29/2013 6:52:23 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: crosslink

the media doesn’t care

they simply will not report bad news for The Him


30 posted on 04/29/2013 6:52:46 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: crosslink

I wonder if the whistleblowers coming out triggered this witness account as well.. Keep’em coming!


31 posted on 04/29/2013 6:53:08 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: NY Attitude

The Navy said Saturday it is replacing the admiral in command of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Middle East, pending the outcome of an internal investigation into undisclosed allegations of inappropriate judgment.
Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette is being sent back to the USS John C. Stennis’ home port at Bremerton, Wash., in what the Navy called a temporary reassignment. The Navy said he is not formally relieved of his command of the Stennis strike group but will be replaced by Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker, who will assume command until the investigation is completed.

It is highly unusual for the Navy to replace a carrier strike group commander during its deployment.


32 posted on 04/29/2013 6:53:34 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: crosslink

Even a single fly over with an A-10 could have broken the attack without a single shot fired.


33 posted on 04/29/2013 6:53:36 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: penelopesire; crosslink

These brave Patriots have to be protected.
Pray for them and God bless Trey Gowdy and are other patriots.


34 posted on 04/29/2013 6:54:32 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: crosslink; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; NormsRevenge; SunkenCiv; blam; SierraWasp; Grampa Dave; ...

Foxnews and now the Blaze.....<P.Part 1 of (3) today. the Sprecial Report on Foxnews Special Report by Brett Baier ...( part 2 ) tommorow.


35 posted on 04/29/2013 6:56:11 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: crosslink

Even if he came forward and this was the truth it wouldn’t matter a bit to Obamazombies. They don’t care about the guys that died there and they could care less if you got droned tomorrow.


36 posted on 04/29/2013 6:56:39 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: onyx
“These brave Patriots have to be protected.
Pray for them and God bless Trey Gowdy and are other patriots.”

There are many people in many dept’s watching to see how these people are treated and protected. If they are successful in testifying and are able to cause change hundreds will come forward in other investigations, If they are sacrificed and destroyed this will be the end of this republic.

38 posted on 04/29/2013 7:00:16 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: DainBramage

There are more MANPADS per square mile in Libya than anywhere else in the World. Many of those have likely made their way into Syria. The MANPADS in question are likely the SA-18, SA-16, and SA-14. The SA-18 is the most modern but all 3 are good at killing helos. You can train a monkey to use these AA weapons. A highly skilled operator can kill fixed wing aircraft with either of these weapons.


39 posted on 04/29/2013 7:01:56 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: RetiredColonel
Anybody who thinks we could have responded with a sufficient force in time to stop this attack is a fool.

Zot
40 posted on 04/29/2013 7:02:31 PM PDT by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: crosslink
The special operator said there are members of special ops and other officials who are still active and involved in the situation. “They would be decapitated if they came forward with information that could affect high-level commanders,” he added.

Whatever happened to "our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor"?

41 posted on 04/29/2013 7:02:48 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Panetta on Benghazi attack: 'Could not put forces at risk' (Oct 26, 2012)

(excerpt) Panetta said there was no "real-time information" to be able to act on, even though the U.S. military was prepared to do so.

"You don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's going on," Panetta said. "(We) felt we could not put forces at risk in that situation."

A defense official provided more context on Panetta's comments about the decision-making involved in not sending U.S. troops to the consulate being attacked in Benghazi.

He said there was a drone aloft but not directly over the area at the time the attack began.

He said the drone was redirected and arrived in time to record some of the attack. But he described what the drone saw as "looking down, seeing a bunch of buildings and fires, a lot of chaos on the ground."

42 posted on 04/29/2013 7:03:12 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: RetiredColonel
With all due respect sir your wrong, 5 people rented a civilian plane, flew into Benghazi and rescued 30 people.
43 posted on 04/29/2013 7:03:55 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: crosslink
"EXPLOSIVE REPORT:..."

..... Please tell me this isn't what Trey Gowdy was referring to when he said he had "Explosive" new testimony to be revealed in his upcoming hearings. This isn't new info .... we knew about the availability of specialty response teams since day one!

44 posted on 04/29/2013 7:04:00 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: crosslink

It would be much more promising if at least one of the media darlings would cover this story.


45 posted on 04/29/2013 7:04:59 PM PDT by soycd
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks E.. I have checked out the available videos on FNC, as they became available.


46 posted on 04/29/2013 7:05:10 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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The list, Ping

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47 posted on 04/29/2013 7:05:33 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: RetiredColonel

Welcome to Free Republic.


48 posted on 04/29/2013 7:05:53 PM PDT by struggle
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To: crosslink
The White House has said from the beginning that there were no forces available to assist Americans in Benghazi on Sept. 11.

they also said it was a video that caused the whole thing..

49 posted on 04/29/2013 7:09:31 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: RetiredColonel

So, why should we believe you rather than the ones you disagree with? What qualifications do you have other than your opinion?


50 posted on 04/29/2013 7:10:23 PM PDT by Imnidiot (This space for Rent)
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