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October 28, 2012

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Benghazi Consulate Attack

    America needs a full accounting on the events leading up and during the attack on the Benghazi consulate

The event timeline for the Benghazi attack is, to say the least, troubling. Serious allegations have been made against the administration and the handling of the event on Sept. 11 that resulted in the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and four others, including former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods.

The father of the former Navy SEAL, Charles Woods, has spoken out. He was interviewed by FOXs hard news anchorwoman Megyn Kelly Friday. Although the family had agreed not to make any public statements on the event and the cause of death, he said that he changed his mind after hearing that there had been three pleas for help, which were denied by the administration.

Keeping in mind that the father and family are still grieving, he depicted his son’s killing as a murder, although not in legal terms. Charles Wood is a lawyer.

“They refused to pull the trigger,” Woods said. “Those people who made the decision and who knew about the decision and lied about it are murderers of my son.”

Woods said he forgives whoever denied the apparent request, but he urged them to “stand up.” Source: FOX News

While two special ops teams were available to respond, one Delta Force, and could have been on station within two hours, those forces were stood down. Tyron Woods and his comrades were also told to stand down at least three times, although they were prepared to rescue those under attack in the consulate. Tyron Woods and others disobeyed orders and were able to bring some to safety, but were unable to locate the ambassador.

The administration depicted the attack for almost two weeks as a spontaneous attack as a result of a protest against an anti-Islam video. There is an unanswered question as to why the administration felt they had to do this and mislead the public.

Susan Rice, US Ambassador to the UN, went out of her way to depict the attack as spontaneous as a result of the video. On Oct. 5, according to the Washington Post, Rice denies she tried to mislead Congress, telling three Republican senators in a letter that her comments on Sept. 16 were based on the best information available at the time from intelligence officials.

On Friday, Oct. 26, FOX’s Jennifer Griffin reported that, according to sources on the ground at the time of the attack, an urgent request from the CIA annex for military backup during the attack on the US consulate and subsequent attack several hours later on the annex itself was denied by the CIA chain of command. The CIA operators were told twice to “stand down” rather than help the ambassador’s team, when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11.

E-mails appear to confirm that the State Department and by extension the White House was aware from the start that this was a planned terrorist attack executed by a group linked to al-Qaida. Furthermore it appears that the request for a rescue mission was denied three times.

Secretary of Defense Leon PanettaLeon Panetta stated that the military lacked enough information to intervene and felt that US troops should not be put at risk.

“(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place,” Panetta told Pentagon reporters. “And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.”

Military pundits, including former Lt. Col.Tony Shaffer, during an interview on FOX News said that in his view that Delta Force was available, the operation could have been conducted. As an example with former Navy SEALs on the ground they could have directed he Delta team into the area. Apparently those former Navy SEAL had the wherewithal to coordinate and cooperate with a rescue force.

Tony Shaffer said, during an interview on “Justice with Judge Jeannie” Saturday evening, that according to his sources, President Barack Obama was in the room at the White House watching the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya unfold.

“This was in the middle of the business day in Washington, so everybody at the White House, CIA, Pentagon, everybody was watching this go down,” Shaffer said “According to my sources, yes, Obama was one of those in the White House Situation Room in real-time watching this.” The Blaze

The mortars that reportedly killed Woods were marked with lazer target indicators and could have been taken out easily. This raises the second question: Why did the administration deny a rescue request?

More details on these events can be found at the quoted sources:

Jennifer Griffin Exclusive, Father of Ex Seal Interview, Panetta: Military lacked enough information, and Washington Post Timeline

Political Fallout

There are serious questions on how the administration handled the Benghazi consulate attack, and those questions must be answered. With the election campaign in the final stages and the huge impact of Hurricane Sandy on the northeastern United States, the nation will be occupied with polls and the devastation Sandy may cause in its aftermath.

Benghazi will, in all likelihood, become a much larger issue after the election, the Thanksgiving holiday and Christmas. It is suspected that regardless of who wins the election, Benghazi will receive the attention it deserves in January 2013. There will only be minor political fallout prior to the election.

The role of the media

The mainstream media, in my opinion, has done very little to raise the profile of this issue. Despite the obvious political motives of some news agencies, it is unthinkable that the media would ignore an event of this magnitude.

After all, the personal representative of the president was killed during the attack. How could the president have not been aware of the facts in this case? It seems that at the very least the president owed the nation an explanation. To have the details revealed because of whistleblowers in both the State Department and the CIA is not the way the nation should be informed of the events.

The national press and particularly those reporting from the White House and attend daily press conferences with Jay Carney should have pushed harder on the issue.

The appearance of a coverup, with the help of the press, can only be diffused by the White House and the national media. There needs to be a full accounting of the actions taken and what officials, including the White House, knew within hours of the attack.

Did Barack Hussein Obama fire General Ham of Africom for trying to disobey his order NOT to rescue Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi?

Pat Dollard is reporting a still unconfirmed rumor that bears further investigation. The story is about General Ham mentioned by Leon Panetta in the quote below.

“(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place,” Panetta told Pentagon reporters. “And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.”

Pat Dollard The information I heard today was that General Ham as head of Africom received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had the unit ready.

General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was to screw it, he was going to help anyhow. Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command. The story continues that now General Rodiguez would take General Ham’s place as the head of Africon.

“President Barack Obama will nominate Army Gen. David Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command.”

Lt. Col Tony Shaffer: “My sources tell me Obama was in the room watching the Benghazi attack in real time.”

RightScoop  Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said his sources tell him that Obama was in the room watching the Benghazi attack go down and both he and Col. David Hunt agree it would have taken an order by the president to intervene. Further, Col. Hunt said that we were only 20 min away by jet and a couple of hours away by AC-130 gunships and special forces, and the decision not to intervene had to be political.

Obama watched Benghazi Attacks Live!!!

Click link for video:

http://youtu.be/DqpJJwJPwNo

U.N. Ambassador lies to cover up Obama’s Stupidity! Click here to view statements:

http://youtu.be/bxf77xQ_NLU

Rep. Trey Gowdy Explodes At Libya Hearing: ‘I Want To Know Why We Were Lied to:

http://youtu.be/I4Za4KXo5Ao

Oversight Hearing Part 1 – “The Security Failures of Benghazi”

http://youtu.be/3K7ryAS3ISc Pt2 http://youtu.be/OFCdwVVRhq4

Administration in the act of covering up!

http://youtu.be/EhRWy5OgbOI

American arrested for purpose of Offical Cover-up! :

http://youtu.be/hUStd8NHJyw

Jay Carnie, W.H. Press Secretary:

http://youtu.be/EhRWy5OgbOI

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State:

http://youtu.be/ll5Wg3D4UA4

Debbie Waserman Shultz: Head Chair of the Democratic Party:

http://youtu.be/JbIj44ViFJU

Obama begins his cover-up:

Rose Garden Speech:

http://youtu.be/rKC_dzl3ksA

Obama at the U.N. blaming video again:

http://youtu.be/BfiUQASpVdc

Obama and Clinton lie in front of dead heroes bodies:

http://youtu.be/SY81JQZ3_bI

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UPDATE,Rush has a 15 year veteran special ops caller!

Click for video: http://youtu.be/lljKmmZyCiw

This is from a call into the Rush Limbaugh show today…Barack Obama: Guilty of Negligent Homicide.

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Now to the phones since it’s Open Line Friday.  Doug in San Antonio.  Great to have you on the program, sir.  Hello.

CALLER:  Hi, Rush.  Thanks.  I wanted to speak to the question of when the president knew and why Secretary Panetta refused to support the CIA annex request either to move to the consulate or to reinforce.  Within a few minutes of the consulate being under attack — I’m a retired lieutenant colonel special operations planner for 15 years — the personal security detail for the ambassador notified the communications room in Tripoli who then, on the top secret side, sent a message to the White House Situation Room that the ambassador was in peril, okay?  And they did that by code word and it would have been within minutes of the attack commencing.

The White House Situation Room has a list of what’s called Essential Elements of Friendly Information.  That’s the military’s acronym for it, but they would have a similar thing, a critical information list.  Certain things go right to the person that’s standing next to the president, both military and civilian leadership.  So he would have known within minutes or it’s supposed to be informed within minutes because an ambassador is a four-star equivalent, very high, very important person, you know, represents the president and essentially is the president’s — you know, is the surrogate of the president in that country.  So the White House cannot deny that the president knew immediately.

RUSH:  They are.  They are.

CALLER:  Well, it’s a bald-faced lie, you know.  I’m giving you some inside baseball information –

RUSH:  Look, I believe you.  You’re talking about watch desks.  That tells me you know what you’re talking about.

CALLER:  Well, it’s even a little more frustrating than that.  So when that message, that code word goes out, flash traffic, that an ambassador is in peril, okay, the –

RUSH: We have heard this.  In our parlance, the way we heard this, Doug, was essentially the panic button was hit.  That’s how this was explained to me the first time. Somebody who knew what they were talking about referenced this as a panic button essentially was hit, and that once that happens, everybody that receives it knows what’s going on.  There’s no doubt about it.  So that’s pretty much true, right?

CALLER:  Right.  But it’s even more detailed than that, Rush.  What it means is when a code word goes out, there’s standard operating procedures.  The geographic combatant commander that’s responsible for Libya would have been part of that message traffic, and his CINC’s In-Extremis Force, which is, you know, a Special Forces unit –

RUSH:  Okay, let me stop you there for another question, because what a lot of people have been told, the excuse that has been offered, in fact, from Condoleezza Rice on Greta Van Susteren a couple nights ago, the impression is, “Well, there’s so much traffic coming in, there’s so many e-mails, so many cables, so many memos, it would take somebody hours to sift through it.”  What you’re telling me is that there are systems designed to penetrate all that in a real emergency?

CALLER: Well, there’s three networks, Rush.  The e-mails that have been released are unclassified e-mails.  On the top secret side, a flash traffic message from the embassy Tripoli to the White House Situation Room, it’s like an IM.  I mean, it’s immediately responded to.  You have to acknowledge receipt of it.Okay?  So it’s immediate.  It gets to the person, the watch officer sitting there, boom, flashes on his screen, he has to acknowledge receipt.  And then there’s a protocol for who he then sends it to.  He physically turns to someone, the senior guy on watch, “This is a critical element of information.  POTUS needs to hear this,” and that’s what would have happened.

So no one in the White House can deny that — well, they can deny it, but the fact is the protocol says someone marched their happy little ass up to the senior guy standing next to POTUS and said, “Sir, ambassador in Libya is in peril.”  And if he was missing, that is even a higher precedence.  And then the chain would have also gone out automatically to the geographic combatant commander, AFRICOM, and he would have then turned to his special operations commander and said, “I want the In-Extremis Force, you know, strip ready in five minutes.”  And evidently they were strip ready in Sigonella and they would have the assets to penetrate the airspace, you know, an MC-130 papa, which is a C-130 specially equipped with electronic countermeasures. They didn’t need permission to enter Libyan airspace, okay?

I’m giving you a lot of Inside Baseball stuff, and maybe putting myself in a little peril by doing it, but the In-Extremis Force, they would have been chomping at the bit to do this.  It was turned down, POTUS, at his five p.m. Eastern time meeting with the principals, that’s when he put the kibosh on everything.  It was a conscious act.  It has to be because, you know, the In-Extremis Force is required to be prepared to do In-Extremis non-combatant evacuation operations for its geographic responsibility, the entire continent of Africa.  So there’s always somebody ready to go, and the aircraft are always prepared to go.

It’s maddening to say that there was not intelligence.  An intelligence guy is not a decision-maker.  He’s just some analyst dude that tells the decision-makers this is what we know.  Well, the decision-makers who are so risk-averse now need perfect intelligence.  They would have had to have, you know, in the calculus of this, to know that, whatever the attacking force was, if I put 15 or 50 or a hundred operators on the ground, you know, they’ll have success.  No one knows that.  In soft planning, you plan to fail half the time.

RUSH:  What about the story we’ve been told that not only was there so much traffic coming in that it was impossible to find the right stuff, which you’ve now explained, but they’re also telling us that the president wasn’t told for a while, and even now, as recently as today, they’re saying that the three most recent e-mails — it sounds like we’re talking about — flash traffic’s not e-mails, right?

CALLER:  Flash traffic is digital from station to station.

RUSH: Right.  So they’re misleading us left and right.  They’re trying to say, “Well, the president –”  They will not explain. They will not tell us what happened to the three e-mails and why he didn’t get them or why he wasn’t told or when he knew or what.  They’re basically portraying the president as removed from all this.

CALLER:  Well, the bottom line is a flash traffic saying that the ambassador is in peril, or, worse, missing, you know, the protocol is for someone to physically contact with a person in the chain that’s supposed to determine what happens next.  Now, I wasn’t in the Oval Office so I can’t –

RUSH:  Let me ask you, the question came up yesterday that I couldn’t answer, and I need to ask you, just from what you’re saying.  This is unreal, but let’s assume they can’t find POTUS, let’s assume he’s just not engaged.  Who has trigger authority on a response to something like that?  I mean, you say we don’t need permission to send a C-130 in there to disrupt.  Who orders it in there, in a situation like this?  Who has the authority to order the C-130s wherever they are, Italy, wherever they are, to take action?  If you can’t find the president — is the president the only guy that can give that order?

CALLER: No, sir.  Okay?  Basically in the absence of permissions, okay, you have standing orders.  And one of the standing orders to geographic combatant commander is to observe life of American citizens –

RUSH: Exactly.  Precisely.

CALLER:  And he’s a four-star, you know, he’s in Germany.  AFRICOM headquarters is in Germany, and their op-center would have been monitoring this in real time, ’cause it’s part of their geographic responsibility.  And they would have been going through the different permutations of courses of action of who can get there the quickest.  Now, in their geographic area they have Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa, which is in Djibouti.  I served there when it was the Joint Special Operations Task Force Crisis Response Element, and we have responsibility for all of CENTCOM and AFRICOM in Africa because at the time there was no AFRICOM.  And we had the capacity to get from where we were in Djibouti to Benghazi in about three hours, four hours, depending on what we wanted to take.  Now, if we wanted to go in there with a lot of operators, and at the time we had about a hundred operators, it would have taken us probably five hours.

RUSH:  Okay, Doug, you’re sitting out here, you obviously are intimately familiar with all this.  So what’s going through your mind, A, in real time when you hear about this, and then in subsequent days when you hear the excuses or explanations that have been offered for why no action was taken?  I mean, I may be putting you on spot and you can’t share that with us, but I gotta ask you. CALLER: It stems from Desert One, Rush, it stems from the failure of Desert One during the Iranian hostage rescue.  And what commander wants to repeat that, you know.  Now, at the lieutenant colonel level, at the colonel level of the In-Extremis Force of all these different headquarters, State Department, everybody was saying, “Let’s go! Let’s get boots on the ground and kick these people’s asses and get our people.”  But who makes those decisions?  It’s POTUS, V POTUS, State, and Def.  And they had a five o’clock Eastern time meeting, and they said no.  You know, we’re willing to have the consulate overruled and the embassy overrun — (phone connection goes bad)

RUSH: The fact that they’re afraid of replicating Carter’s boondoggle, that’s not gonna fly with a lot of people.

CALLER:  Well, sir, I hate to break it to you, but the people that are-four-stars right now, okay, were young officers, and they saw what happened to the leadership, okay?  I’m not saying on the Special Ops side.  You know, Special Ops guys – RUSH:  But I mean there are alternate explanations. There are political campaign explanations that people have conjured up to explain why Obama would not want any military activity taking place there in order to make sure that an image is created for his campaign: We’re defeating Al-Qaeda. They’re on the run. We got bin Laden.

CALLER: All those memes, you know, are probably in play, but mostly it’s just incompetence and not understanding the principal of you don’t leave anybody behind, okay?

RUSH:  Doug, look, I know you’ve stuck your neck out here and you obviously know your stuff intimately well and I really appreciate your call.  It’s fabulous to get your input and knowledge on this.  Somewhere, somebody refused to make a gutsy call.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH:  Doug in San Antonio, Texas, kind of blows Leon Panetta out of the water, and Leon Panetta, we had a sound bite earlier, he said, “Well, we didn’t have enough intel. We didn’t know enough going on.”  My guess is that we knew everything, we knew it all.  That’s what he was basically telling us.  We probably had those C-130s — and we talked about these yesterday, these C-130 Hercules equipped to go in and disperse crowds, buzz low, disperse crowds.  They’re an hour away in Italy.  It’s a seven-hour operation.  They probably are able to get the video feed in the cockpit knowing what’s going on.

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