Skip to comments.Source: Only President Could Have Made 'Stand Down' Call On Benghazi
Posted on 05/07/2013 1:36:01 PM PDT by Nachum
A source with intimate information about the events that happened on the ground in Benghazi the night the U.S. Consulate and the CIA annex was attacked by terrorists told Breitbart News that, ultimately, only the President of the United States, or someone acting on his authority, could have prevented Special Forces either on the ground or nearby from helping those Americans who were under deadly assault.
According to the source, when the attack on the Consulate occurred, a specific chain of command to gain verbal permission to move special-forces in must have occurred. SOCAFRICA commander Lieutenant Col. Gibson would have contacted a desk officer at the time, asking for that permission.
That desk officer would have called Marine Corps Col. George Bristol, then in command of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara. From there, Bristol would have made contact with Rear Admiral Brian Losey, then Commander of Special Operations Command Africa. Losey would have contacted four-star General Carter Ham, commander of U.S. AFRICOM at the time.
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They could have videos showing Obama personally handing rpgs to the terrorists and then leading the assault, and they still wouldn’t vote to impeach him.
from your keyboard to God's ears!
She lost that game in '07. She performed badly at the last hearing. She was sent packing from the Sec of State office. She's already been run over and the bus is backing up to take another run.
Don't be so sure. FACTS and reality mean absolutely nothing to this Marxist, his lapdog media, or even the lib-infested courts, not to mention our sickingly compliant RINO-run House.
I wouldn't be at all surprised of he is allowed to completely skate on this crime, laughing all the way.
Since he is the only one who could authorize a cross border attack, this only make sense.
THEY DIDN’T EVEN HAVE TO CROSS A BORDER THEY REFUSED THE REINFORCEMENTS FROM TIPOLI WHICH WERE IN THE SAME COUNTRY....
This whole Ben Ghazi guy drives me crazy... /sarc
Wait till the meds wear off, then I will be a real crab.
Not Gold in Hillerys mine, they share the same pit.
I like the argument and I see it as problematic for Obama, however, it seems to me that he can simply say that he delegated this responsibility to a trusted subordinate.
But still, I am going to stock up on popcorn. ;>)
Until the ‘investigators’ start asking the questions we here had on day 2 of this fiasco, instead of playing softball and helping to guide the dems to freedom, nothing happens. Odds of that? almost nothing.
Ah, so Valerie Jarrett make the call.
There is no information that will make the Left turn on - or even question - Obama. Don’t you see, to them, HE IS THEM - to question him is to question themselves. It’s like water saying I’m wet. Not possible.
Maybe Huckabee is right, this might be the end for the Obamatron.
They may throw someone under the bus but it won’t be Obamatola A$$ahola or Hillabeast
Just how many times will Bill let her take a hit before he speaks up? BC may just sit back and say nothing, but then again, he can’t stand BO. I suppose it will depend on public reaction. Obviously 47% won’t give a darn. Interesting times.
And wasn’t General Ham recently replaced..errr...retired?
True, but she did not have the authority to act that night. Her wilful criminality was before and after the act.
0bama was notified immediately and automatically when the Benghazi consulate triggered the "Imminent Danger Notification System" alert. He did nothing.
Judge Jeanine Investigates Benghazi Gate Part 4 - 10/20/2012 video 6:53
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (U.S. Army ret.), former CIA Station Chief Gary Berntsen and former CIA operative Mike Baker
There are three scandals here...
Denial of prior requests for security were a dereliction of duty. The lies and misdirection about the "video" after the attack were fraud and malfeasance under the color of authority. The inaction during the attack was something more than that.
The failure to act during the attack is the direct equivalent of desertion IMO.
ONE man had the authority to act that night.
0bama refused to act!
to this and other comments:
o’stoner could be loading aborted babies into wagons with a pitchfork and the spinate would never impeach him.
Wasn’t there a deal cut with hillary for o’stoner’s campaign fund to pay her campaign debts back in ‘08? If I am remembering right there is a lot of leverage for he to stand in front of him.
I fear this will be a tempest in a tea pot and come to nothing but making the pubbies look foolish. What came of the fast and furious mess? Nothing. For all the posturing and testimony not a thing came of it. Issa better have something this time or he is just trying to stay relevant.
I thought Trey Gowdy was the man-with-the-plan on this bunch of whistleblowers. Is Issa grandstanding him? Gowdy has more on the ball than Issa.