Skip to comments.U.S. Military in Tripoli Ordered Not to Go to Benghazi
Posted on 05/06/2013 11:48:29 AM PDT by don-o
In the hours that followed, Hicks says, the Libyan military agreed to fly a C-130 from Tripoli to Benghazi in the early morning hours of September 12 a flight that was to include a second team of Special Operations soldiers dispatched from the Libyan capital to join a team sent earlier to Benghazi. But as those reinforcements were leaving for the flight, they were told to stand down. Hicks received the news in an early morning phone call from a top military commander in the region.
So Lieutenant Colonel Gibson, who is the SOCAFRICA commander, his team, you know, they were on their way to the vehicles to go to the airport to get on the C‑130 when he got a phone call from SOCAFRICA which said, you can't go now, you don't have authority to go now, Hicks recalled. And so they missed the flight.
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Today Mike Huckabee predicted Obama would not finish his term.
@Gov. Mike Huckabee
43 minutes ago
Prediction: Benghazi will cost Obama the remainder of his second term
You can listen to what he had to say at this link. Click “Play” below his tweet.
Meanwhile, the Joint Chiefs have been deaf, blind, and mute since that night? And, all the RATs and RINOs in Congress? Comments?
Don’t need cross border authority to travel from Tripoli to Benghazi because both are Libya.
I’ll bet we had an armed drone there. I don’t believe reports that there wasn’t one. Can a drone respond to a ‘lazed’ target? I believe Doherty or Woods were anticipating a response.
I actually wish our side would quit talking about removing the Dear Leader (for now). It diffuses the focus, which should be to expose the malfeasance and the coverup of the lies. Invariably, criminal activity will come to light in the process.
When facing jail time, memories have a way of improving.
They were setup to be captured but they didn’t count on them defending themselves...
No way is obama goinng down for this. First, you have the media who will protect him; secondly, you have almost half the population who supports him, and lastly, you have the Senate who will not impeach him, even if the house votes too, aka clinton...
We just knew there was a stand down order and there’s only one mouth it can come from.
Because she’s black and female. That’s the smoothest way to serve the koolaid lies don’tchaknow. ... But think for a minute what that says about this regime, that they take for granted that their racist behavior will dupe blacks into swAllowing their lies, AS IF BLACK PEOPLE ARE TOO STUPID TO SEE THROUGH THE RACIST CRAP. Judging by the astonishing success in feeding the lies to the public, perhaps they/we are too stupid to get it!
But is the fourth estate truned fifth column enemy of we the people that stupid also? ... Hardly, their’s is treachery in action.
we were arming syrian rebels and Obambi didn’t want it known
He may have even given them the Sarin gas.
Whatever Huck is saying, seems everyone missing the real point of what Admiral Lyon is saying that it was an advanced planned of kidnapping Amb. Stevens for an exchange of the Blind Sheik and election enhanced plot for Nov.6th. 2012, like the faked OBL “operation” as cover up for the forged B.C.!!!
Why else would they give the order to stand down and immediately remove a General and an Admiral???
If the “Left”, “Libs”, “Progs” or whatever you want to call them had a ‘conscience’ or sense of ‘shame’, there would be resignations, but they don’t - nor do any of the crapweasels in Congress have the balls to call them on it and make it stick. The Left approves of killing live human babies and don’t bat an eyelash so what is an Ambassador & a couple of Seals .. or a couple of border patrol agents or several hundred Mexicans? Lying, stealing, corruption, lawlessness, disregarding the Constitution, means nothing to them if it furthers their agenda. Speaking of Seals, a Seal Team would have to drag Obama and The Mooch kicking and screaming out of the WH to get them gone before his term ends. The enemedia will cover for Obama/Hillary with their last breath.
Tripoli to Benghazi is about an hour flight. Plenty of time for ours forces to get there throughout near all day attacks on the consultant
please note the scale in the lower left.
i'm sure we had a number of US assets within 500 miles of benghazi that could have easily arrived before the 7 hour standoff was over
i've not seen any report where the stennis carrier group was at the time... nor the location of the closest base under control of Gen. Hamm.
I found this interview of Admiral Lyon. Do we need a thread?
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