Skip to comments.Admission: Special Forces were only hours from Benghazi
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 militarys European command to AFRICOM, or the United States Africa Command.
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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.
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.
Good post Perdogg, H/T
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And General Ham? head of AFRICOM was relieved of command based on his actions that night - right?
the question is WHY were all told to stand down
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.
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.
I also think that we had “assets” available from Incirlik AB, Turkey.
They were hung out to die to cover up gun smuggling to Syrian “rebels”.
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.
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.
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.
"Rebels"=muslim brotherhood or al-queda. A distinction without a difference.
They were not given an order to stand down. They were never given an order to proceed...which they could not do without it.
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?
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.
And when the red stain grows on their collective chests, before they expire, they will wonder "what happened?"
ugh....yes...there were 3 times stand down was given...that is in testimony
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.
I’m in; I got your six.
I had to go to Sigonella once to fix a plane that had diverted there. My ship (JFK) also lost its anchor there.
A couple others suddenly took early retirement or some such excuse hooey.
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.
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.
wnd takes a story and milks it until the cows die.
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.
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.
If wouldn’t have taken much to scatter the attack. They were intentionally left to die.
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.
For my opinion, I figure all/most of the recent revalations were to obscure the 0 administrations criminal failings in Benghazi.
But at least it helps keep it in circulation.
We had an asset on site and it was a drone.
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.
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.
And Aviano AB, Italy. We did when I was there for Operation Unified Protector.
but were not told to deploy to Libya.
By Hillary Clinton.
F/A-18 Maximum speed: Mach 1.8 (1,190 mph, 1,915 km/h) at 40,000 ft (12,190 m)
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.
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!