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Admission: Special Forces were only hours from Benghazi
WND ^ | 6.14.13 845pm | Aaron Klein

Posted on 06/14/2013 6:08:57 PM PDT by Perdogg

JERUSALEM – In a bombshell admission that has until now gone unreported, Martin Dempsey, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, conceded that highly trained Special Forces were stationed just a few hours away from Benghazi on the night of the attacks but were not told to deploy to Libya.

In comments that may warrant further investigation, Dempsey stated at a Senate hearing Wednesday that on the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack, command of the Special Forces – known as C-110, or the EUCOM CIF – was transferred from the military’s European command to AFRICOM, or the United States Africa Command.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazistanddown; bloodontheirhands; dempsey; lyingjerks; lyingustraitors; murderousthugs; obamaslept; scandalanche; scumoftheearth; specialforces
I know this is WND, but this is Aaron Klein
1 posted on 06/14/2013 6:08:57 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: MestaMachine; Nachum

ping


2 posted on 06/14/2013 6:09:15 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

I took it for granted we could have helped them. Eventually the story will come out. It will look much worse in the end too.


3 posted on 06/14/2013 6:14:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Now playing... [ * * * Manchurian Candidate * * * ], limited engagement, 8 years...)
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To: Perdogg

Yeah, they were 450 miles away at the Naval Air Station on Sicily at Sigonella. And it would have taken 20min for an F-18 to rush there and induce baddy-scattering sonic booms.

It’s a very, very well-known and easy tactic.

Sigonella is closer to Bengazi than Tripoli.


4 posted on 06/14/2013 6:15:26 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Good post Perdogg, H/T

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5 posted on 06/14/2013 6:15:35 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Perdogg

And General Ham? head of AFRICOM was relieved of command based on his actions that night - right?


6 posted on 06/14/2013 6:17:12 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Nachum

the question is WHY were all told to stand down


7 posted on 06/14/2013 6:17:16 PM PDT by advertising guy (golf in june in Phoenix ? it's so dry, our gators use Gold Bond)
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To: DoughtyOne; TigersEye

I agree. We always knew a rescue could have been, SHOULD have been launched, and that there were those willing to be part of it.

To say otherwise is a brazen insult to our fighting forces.


8 posted on 06/14/2013 6:19:22 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: Perdogg
The 0bama regime let Chris Stevens and three others die for a reason. The reason? Look at Syria.

5.56mm

9 posted on 06/14/2013 6:21:41 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: cyn

Others have also mentioned that just a fly-over could have ended the whole thing. We didn’t have any assets in the area that could do that? We’re talking about thirty minutes tops for that.

Hillary wasn’t up to the task.

Obama couldn’t even be bothered to show up.


10 posted on 06/14/2013 6:21:42 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Now playing... [ * * * Manchurian Candidate * * * ], limited engagement, 8 years...)
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To: Perdogg

I also think that we had “assets” available from Incirlik AB, Turkey.


11 posted on 06/14/2013 6:22:32 PM PDT by Kahuna
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To: M Kehoe

They were hung out to die to cover up gun smuggling to Syrian “rebels”.


12 posted on 06/14/2013 6:23:00 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Perdogg

And having once been a part of it for a few months, I keep wondering where the forces of the Sixth Fleet were. If we still have a Sixth Fleet, they would definitely have had some capabiity to help unless they were at some of the most distant points from Libya in the Med.


13 posted on 06/14/2013 6:26:09 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Perdogg

This is not news and you are right. It’s wnd repeating what we already know and embellishing it to make it seem like news. Can’t do it.


14 posted on 06/14/2013 6:29:26 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: M Kehoe

When U.S. donated moose slime manpads start bringing down civilian airlines, some will know the media is criminally complicit int he murders, along with the drug-addled regime, but most Americans will believe every lie the criminal media feeds them. When the collapse arrives, I know where open season starts ... guillotines from orbit, rained down on the media. It’s the only way to be sure they don’t aid and abet the enemies of We The People in the future.


15 posted on 06/14/2013 6:29:59 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Lurker

I agree.


16 posted on 06/14/2013 6:31:10 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Lurker
They were hung out to die to cover up gun smuggling to Syrian “rebels”.

"Rebels"=muslim brotherhood or al-queda. A distinction without a difference.

5.56mm

17 posted on 06/14/2013 6:31:34 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: advertising guy

They were not given an order to stand down. They were never given an order to proceed...which they could not do without it.


18 posted on 06/14/2013 6:32:55 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Perdogg

It was a grand bargain:

MorroccoBomber’s first act after election was going to Egypt and giving his speech, “A New Beginning”. That’s why the Foreign Minister later said point-blank that Obama told them that he is STILL a Muslim. The famously progressive and anti-Imperial Obama wants to help “populists” all over the Middle East throw off vestiges of they days when they were colonies.

Libya, Algeria, Syria, Jordan —many more.

This means giving them weapons and money, and the bargain is that He And His will retain influence with the new enlightened fundamentalists who come to power —they’ll be Obama’s peeps, see?

Friends.

That’s what overthrowing Khadaffi was all about —cash and weapons for his friends. It was literally a War For Oil —nice huh? Remember all that, “No War for Oil” screaming? Yeah.

And this, instigated by PROGRESSIVES...? It’s pretty incongruous, and the prospect that it will all come out is justifiably terrifying to progressives everywhere.

The nice thing about cash and weapons from Libya is that it would COMPLETELY get around Congress, which is MorroccoBombers Modus Operandi, as I’m sure you have noticed.

No troublesome debates and VOTES, and stuff. No begging.

Libya was just one domino in the intended line, and it has the fingerprints of Obama and Hitlery alllll over them.


19 posted on 06/14/2013 6:33:52 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: MHGinTN
I know where open season starts ... guillotines from orbit, rained down on the media.

And when the red stain grows on their collective chests, before they expire, they will wonder "what happened?"

5.56mm

20 posted on 06/14/2013 6:36:35 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Triple

Yes


21 posted on 06/14/2013 6:46:24 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: MestaMachine

ugh....yes...there were 3 times stand down was given...that is in testimony


22 posted on 06/14/2013 6:47:32 PM PDT by advertising guy (golf in june in Phoenix ? it's so dry, our gators use Gold Bond)
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To: Lurker
They were hung out to die to cover up gun smuggling to Syrian “rebels”.

At best.

At worst, they were supposed to capture Amb Stevens and allow obama to triumphantly negotiate his release just in time to prove he's no Carter and cinch the election.

When a couple SF types showed up and killed a bunch of them, the muzzies (who would betray a trust in a heartbeat) assumed they'd been set-up and sodomized, murdered and sodomized the would-be hostage out of pure spite.

23 posted on 06/14/2013 6:52:56 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Perdogg
Sooo,the former Twelfth Lady and the Community Organizer-In-Chief were discussing a phone call at 3AM.....
24 posted on 06/14/2013 6:54:02 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: M Kehoe; MHGinTN

I’m in; I got your six.


25 posted on 06/14/2013 6:57:01 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: gaijin

I had to go to Sigonella once to fix a plane that had diverted there. My ship (JFK) also lost its anchor there.


26 posted on 06/14/2013 7:00:58 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Triple
And General Ham? head of AFRICOM was relieved of command based on his actions that night - right?

A couple others suddenly took early retirement or some such excuse hooey.

27 posted on 06/14/2013 7:04:11 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Yeah, one was so drunk on her ass that she was unable to bable coherently, the other was so drug addled that he was unconscious.


28 posted on 06/14/2013 7:06:36 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN
Yeah, one was so drunk on her ass that she was unable to bable coherently, the other was so drug addled that he was unconscious.

That's certainly a possible explanation but an even more likely one,IMO,is that the SoS was too busy planning her run in '16 to make the call but she knew that that wasn't a problem because Osama Obama was on his way to that Vegas fundraiser so she would have gotten his voicemail if she *had* made it.

29 posted on 06/14/2013 7:13:38 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Perdogg

Special Forces? F-16’s could have been there in 20 minutes, from wheels up to arrival. At the very least they could have provided air support until boots on the ground could arrive.


30 posted on 06/14/2013 7:16:03 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: MestaMachine

ping


31 posted on 06/14/2013 7:16:32 PM PDT by GOPJ (Why don't Democrats waste their time trying to win the votes of gun owners? - Coulter)
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To: GOPJ

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3031506/posts?page=14#14


32 posted on 06/14/2013 7:21:08 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: GOPJ

wnd takes a story and milks it until the cows die.


33 posted on 06/14/2013 7:24:07 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Perdogg
There was at least one recon drone in the area.....as far as I'm concerned that's a Kamikaze.

You stuff that drone into the site illuminated by the Special Forces guys on the ground and it's a game changer.

We had an asset on site and it was a drone.

34 posted on 06/14/2013 7:26:35 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: Perdogg

Ping


35 posted on 06/14/2013 7:35:46 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them f)
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To: Triple
And General Ham? head of AFRICOM was relieved of command based on his actions that night - right?

General Ham is retired. His last command was AFRICOM, lasting from March 8, 2011 to April 5, 2013. Reportedly, General Ham was attending a previously scheduled meeting at the Pentagon when the attack occurred.

36 posted on 06/14/2013 7:36:05 PM PDT by cynwoody
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If wouldn’t have taken much to scatter the attack. They were intentionally left to die.


37 posted on 06/14/2013 7:42:59 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Perdogg

38 posted on 06/14/2013 7:45:21 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Lurker

They were “hung out to dry” b/c Hillary! and 0bama wanted to bolster the “light footprint” image for how the 0 administration dealt with the Moslem areas.

Unfortunatly, not all the al quida groups got the light footprint memo.


39 posted on 06/14/2013 7:50:06 PM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: Perdogg

For my opinion, I figure all/most of the recent revalations were to obscure the 0 administrations criminal failings in Benghazi.


40 posted on 06/14/2013 8:08:00 PM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: MestaMachine

But at least it helps keep it in circulation.


41 posted on 06/14/2013 8:08:03 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: Kakaze

We had an asset on site and it was a drone.


It was intentionally not armed. It was carrying, but never got the ENGAGE command.


42 posted on 06/14/2013 8:11:21 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: txhurl
It was intentionally not armed. It was carrying, but never got the ENGAGE command.

My point is armed or not use it as a damn battering ram and slam it into the al quida position. armed or not it is an inertia bomb and it would have scattered them.

43 posted on 06/14/2013 8:15:55 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: Kakaze

It most certainly would have scattered them. Even blasted them to allah if its payload was activated, since it was laser painted.

‘We didn’t have the assets to get there in time’

Only explicable by people who planned the kidnap; if it really was set off by some un-seen youtube video, they’d have had all the time they needed. If they wanted.

They can’t get around this. Ever. In any way. Doherty and Woods responded, sensing help was not forthcoming.


44 posted on 06/14/2013 8:26:21 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: Kahuna

And Aviano AB, Italy. We did when I was there for Operation Unified Protector.


45 posted on 06/14/2013 8:30:09 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Perdogg

but were not told to deploy to Libya.

By Hillary Clinton.


46 posted on 06/14/2013 8:37:03 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: Jet Jaguar

F/A-18 Maximum speed: Mach 1.8 (1,190 mph, 1,915 km/h) at 40,000 ft (12,190 m)


47 posted on 06/14/2013 8:40:31 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Conserev1
 photo 220px-M61_Vulcan.jpg Guns: 1× 20 mm (0.787 in) M61 Vulcan nose mounted 6-barreled gatling cannon, 578 rounds
48 posted on 06/14/2013 8:46:52 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Perdogg

For at least thirty years, we havechad a rapid deployment force at Fort Bragg. It can be anywhere in the world in eighteen hours....making the contention that ‘nobody could get there in time’ laughable.


49 posted on 06/14/2013 8:49:11 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: DesScorp

The F-16s would have been assisted by 2 SF spotters as they arrived in Benghazi....heads must roll for this treason. Subpoena Panetta, Hill and Bam NOW!


50 posted on 06/15/2013 5:19:44 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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