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U.S. Military in Tripoli Ordered Not to Go to Benghazi
Weekly Standard ^ | May 6, 2013 | STEPHEN F. HAYESW

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziresponse; benghazitimeline; benghaziwb; dncrico; dnctreason; libya; obama4alqaeda; obamacaliphate; obamarico; rinotreason; socafrica; soshillary; specialops; treason; typicaldnctreason
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Already reported, but here's another report of the stand down
1 posted on 05/06/2013 11:48:29 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

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.

http://www.justsayinapp.com/govmikehuckabee


2 posted on 05/06/2013 11:55:51 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: don-o; Forty-Niner; bevperl; flat; unkus; gonzo; vette6387; mazda77; JLAGRAYFOX; seekthetruth; ...

Meanwhile, the Joint Chiefs have been deaf, blind, and mute since that night? And, all the RATs and RINOs in Congress? Comments?


3 posted on 05/06/2013 11:56:37 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: don-o

Don’t need cross border authority to travel from Tripoli to Benghazi because both are Libya.


4 posted on 05/06/2013 11:57:26 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: don-o

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.


5 posted on 05/06/2013 11:58:05 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: .45 Long Colt

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.


6 posted on 05/06/2013 11:59:11 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

They were setup to be captured but they didn’t count on them defending themselves...


7 posted on 05/06/2013 12:00:09 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: .45 Long Colt
Today Mike Huckabee predicted Obama would not finish his term.

Which virtually ensures his enshrinement at Dictator for Life


8 posted on 05/06/2013 12:01:06 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: .45 Long Colt

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...


9 posted on 05/06/2013 12:02:04 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: .45 Long Colt
One more time to help get it out there


10 posted on 05/06/2013 12:02:51 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: don-o

We just knew there was a stand down order and there’s only one mouth it can come from.


11 posted on 05/06/2013 12:03:47 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: F15Eagle

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!


12 posted on 05/06/2013 12:07:10 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

But is the fourth estate truned fifth column enemy of we the people that stupid also? ... Hardly, their’s is treachery in action.


13 posted on 05/06/2013 12:08:34 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: .45 Long Colt

we were arming syrian rebels and Obambi didn’t want it known

He may have even given them the Sarin gas.


14 posted on 05/06/2013 12:10:05 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: .45 Long Colt; don-o; Forty-Niner; bevperl; flat; unkus; gonzo; vette6387; mazda77; JLAGRAYFOX; ...

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???


15 posted on 05/06/2013 12:10:27 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: don-o

Amen.


16 posted on 05/06/2013 12:11:22 PM PDT by keat
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To: .45 Long Colt

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.


17 posted on 05/06/2013 12:12:29 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: rdcbn

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


18 posted on 05/06/2013 12:15:22 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: don-o

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.

19 posted on 05/06/2013 12:18:12 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: danamco

I found this interview of Admiral Lyon. Do we need a thread?

http://www.aim.org/aim-column/adm-james-lyons-ret-on-growing-benghazi-scandal/


20 posted on 05/06/2013 12:19:40 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead


Miss me now?

21 posted on 05/06/2013 12:20:49 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: .45 Long Colt
Prediction: Benghazi will cost Obama the remainder of his second term

And what exactly would cause Obama not to finish his second term? Are we somehow assuming Americans are going to tune in to this mess? Are we also to assume the House GOP would have the courage to initiate impeachment proceedings and the Harry Reid-owned Senate would actually vote to remove Obama from office?

Sorry, Huck... that's not in the cards.

22 posted on 05/06/2013 12:23:11 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: don-o

“bama would not finish his term.”

I doubt it. The left is extremely strong and will mobilize all its forces to protect the liar in chief.


23 posted on 05/06/2013 12:25:20 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: ScottinVA

I agree. Thats about an accurate prediction as Dick Morris boasted during the election.


24 posted on 05/06/2013 12:25:34 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: I want the USA back

I did not say what you placed in “”


25 posted on 05/06/2013 12:28:04 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Sacajaweau

They were probably told to stand down to ensure that Stevens and anyone else in the station were killed so that thwitness witnesses to the Syrian’s being armed by our own government. That’s the way they roll on this administration. Transparency, what a joke...


26 posted on 05/06/2013 12:29:17 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: martinidon

I posted Huck’s prediction because I believe he should be forced from office, but I sure wouldn’t go as far as Huck did when he predicted it would happen. While I can see a way resignation could happen, recent history tells me that it won’t.

Impeachment in the House followed by a conviction in the Senate seems almost impossible unless there is something even more devastating to come out.


27 posted on 05/06/2013 12:30:05 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: jsanders2001

They were probably told to stand down to ensure that Stevens and anyone else in the station were killed so that there were no witnesses to the Syrian’s being armed by our own government. That’s the way they roll on this administration. Transparency, what a joke...


28 posted on 05/06/2013 12:30:20 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

I think they were told to stand down because Stevens was supposed to be taken hostage.. and later traded for the Blind Shiek.


29 posted on 05/06/2013 12:30:59 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: don-o

The buck stops of Hussein’s desk.

If he’d get his feet off of it.


30 posted on 05/06/2013 12:31:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: I want the USA back
On a weekend local news talk program, I heard a host have an epiphany. Everyone search your memory banks for an instance of a lib admitting any faults of Obama. They simply don't exist. It's an absolute impenetrable wall of devotion to The Leader (insert german translation here).
31 posted on 05/06/2013 12:33:31 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: .45 Long Colt
Today Mike Huckabee predicted Obama would not finish his term.

Hogwash. Not only will he finish it, he may be around for a 3rd and 4th term, and he will prosper, and there will never be any justice for any of these slime bags, or at least not in this lifetime. I hate to be so negative, but I think I am being realistic.

32 posted on 05/06/2013 12:36:09 PM PDT by Mark17
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To: sten
Sigonella NAS on Sicily is within 400 miles of Benghazi.

Reportedly, a squadron of F-18s was armed and ready. There were also reports that the Rapid Response Force based in Germany had been immediately sent to Sigonella and they were on the runway, rotors turning, ready to go.

But there was never any "Go" order.

The carrier group normally in the Mediterranean was on the other side of Suez, where they had been supporting operations in the Arabian Sea. As I recall, the group may have been in the Red Sea at the time, transiting back to the Med.

33 posted on 05/06/2013 12:36:56 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: don-o

“I actually wish our side would quit talking about removing the Dear Leader (for now).”

I think you are right here. There are so many layers and strands to this scandal that it will take a lot more than a one day hearing with three witnesses to get to the bottom of it, let alone have enough for impeachment.

I suspect this hearing is designed to show the need for a select committee, and maybe also to encourage more people involved to come forward with testimony. From what has been leaked so far, there will have to be reactions from a number of people, and they may not be sure what other interviews may have taken place and what information that has uncovered.


34 posted on 05/06/2013 12:39:51 PM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: ConservativeMan55

That is what a lot of people here thought at the time.

Right before that there was talk of releasing the Blind Sheikh...then it mysteriously all went away after Benghazi.


35 posted on 05/06/2013 12:41:05 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: okie01

Would it be reasonable to assume that local commanders were preparing to get underway based on maybe flash messages or even media reports? That their instincts and training told him that “go time” was imminent?


36 posted on 05/06/2013 12:43:37 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o
Would it be reasonable to assume that local commanders were preparing to get underway based on maybe flash messages or even media reports? That their instincts and training told him that “go time” was imminent?

I'm not military; thus, I don't speak from experience.

But I believe it is reasonable to assume that local commanders would a.) be aware of what was happening in Benghazi and b.) would take steps to respond, then c.) await the appropriate orders.

37 posted on 05/06/2013 12:46:22 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Cap Huff; ntnychik; Fred Nerks; onyx; potlatch
I suspect this hearing is designed to show the need for a select committee, and maybe also to encourage more people involved to come forward with testimony.

Here's to a long summer, much popcorn, and "Obama's" August 8, 1974 "effective noon tomorrow"


38 posted on 05/06/2013 12:46:37 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: ConservativeMan55

> I think they were told to stand down because Stevens was supposed to be taken hostage.. and later traded for the Blind Shiek.

You may be right. I’ve heard that come up many times in the last few months.


39 posted on 05/06/2013 12:47:08 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Mark17

You may well be right, but Obama is just a man. He has demoralized our side for sure, but he is not invincible and he cannot control the future. He cannot control what others think, say, or do. He has no control over how the country reacts to this story as the truth emerges. Maybe we are too far gone as a nation for the truth to even matter any more. I fear that’s true, but I pray it’s not.

All I know for sure is that the future is in God’s hands, not Obama’s.


40 posted on 05/06/2013 12:48:45 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: RummyChick

Yep!!!!!!


41 posted on 05/06/2013 12:49:29 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: PhilDragoo

“Here’s to a long summer, much popcorn . . . .”

Knee high by the fourth of July?


42 posted on 05/06/2013 12:49:45 PM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: jsanders2001

I put nothing past them.


43 posted on 05/06/2013 12:49:46 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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BENGHAZI

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44 posted on 05/06/2013 12:57:09 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: .45 Long Colt
Maybe we are too far gone as a nation for the truth to even matter any more.

I think we are too far gone, but I pray to Jesus every day to rescue us from these slime sucking scum bags. And, you are right. If God knows when a sparrow falls, He is well aware of nations rising and falling, and it all in His hands.

45 posted on 05/06/2013 1:04:55 PM PDT by Mark17
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To: don-o

And none dare call it treason.


46 posted on 05/06/2013 1:14:46 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: danamco
Audio: Admiral Lyons speculates possible “kidnap/exchange of Ambassador Stephens for Blind Sheik @*8:57
47 posted on 05/06/2013 1:23:24 PM PDT by wtd
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To: rdcbn

Reduction of security in the time leading up the the attack, no significant support during the attack. Was Chris Stevens set up to die by his own government?


48 posted on 05/06/2013 1:27:12 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: wtd

Audio: Admiral Lyons speculates possible “kidnap/exchange of Ambassador Stephens for Blind Sheik @*8:57


That would represent a high crime = treason. Is hanging still the preferred method by the government with traitors?


49 posted on 05/06/2013 1:30:44 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: PhilDragoo

Perfect Phil!


50 posted on 05/06/2013 1:43:02 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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