The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is telling a different story about Benghazi than the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency. If the story Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, is telling is correct, then the story the State Department Accountability Review Board (ARB) and the Central Intelligence Agency have told is not. If the story the State Department and the CIA have told is correct, than Gen. Dempsey is telling an inaccurate story to explain why the Defense Department sent no help to the State Department and CIA personnel
Comments: And you think it´s bad now. What until Kerry gets involved and Hagel is confirmed. When they are dictated by incompetent idiots in the White House who have no idea what they are doing the results are going to be disastrous for this country.
Guys, there is only one conclusion that fits the data. The Obama administration wanted our Ambassador to be kidnapped - alive - so that his freedom could be exchanged for that of the Blind Sheik, whom Obama wanted to free but needed cover for such an act.
Why else would the attackers have been happy to find him alive, and hauled him away alive rather than killing him on the spot? Why else would security have been moved away and/or been ordered to stand down? Why else would they have denied assistance?
This has the M.O. of the Fast/Furious operation; an incompetently implemented bad idea.
I wouldn´t put much stock in Martin Dempsey´s version of events. During his stint as the Chairman of the JCS he´s proven to be a moral and politcal coward. He is contemptible. I used to respect the man.
The ambassador died from smoke inhalation, not from gunshot wounds. So one could argue that it was sort of an accidental death, if there really was a scheme to swap the blind sheik for the ambassador. I´m usually not big on conspiracy theories, but...
Re 10 If asphyxiation- why was he sodomized? Alive or dead or both? O wanted him dead to cover up guns and sexual activities - of Obama. Donald young and others also were killed to protect our first jomosexual POTUS.
How convenient that Panetta and Dempsey were already at the white house to meet with Obama while the attack took place. Were they there to monitor a planned operation and to make sure there was no interference with its running by those outside the loop, like AFRICOM? AFRICOM sent a drone to watch. Oops! When Dempsey found that out he sacked the AFRICOM commander. Sounds almost like a DOD operation was being run against CIA.
Let´s connect another dot: Last month CENTCOM commander General Mattis barred Kam Air from military contracts in Afghanistan for smuggling bulk amounts of opium OUT of Afghanistan. Mattis was immediately fired from CENTCOM. On the wires today, Kam Air has been reinstated.
Was something more than "weapons" involved in Benghazi? Weapons get shipped from Libya to Turkey, but what is on the planes on their way IN to libya? Google "libya drug trafficking." Uh oh!
I too want to hear from those who were there and who and how they got out. Why did the "CIA security" components leave without taking the two Seals?
Why were the Seals unarmed while at the Consulate. They had no weapons when they left the Consulate compound and headed for he CIA compound, but picked them up along the road. If they only had a 20 minute fight, the did some massive devastation during that time, killing more than 80 insurgents. Even the enemy was appalled at the amount of damage only two men were able to inflict on their forces before they "lit up" the enemy exposing their position allowing a rocket to take them out.
Panetta infuriated me on Face the Nation(?)when he said, "this wasn´t a 911 call when you get there in minutes." What he didn´t say was "all we had was seven hours." These nitwits all the way up to the WH are despicable.
Please re-read #3, for he get´s to the crux of the issue and pulls the covers off Panetta and Dempsey. Dempsey speaks to the nearest armed assets of AFRICOM being in Djibouti...what he does not detail is what if any carrier group was in or transiting the Med or Red Sea during this terror attack, which by definition involves aircraft up to protect the group, which could have be ordered into an offensive mode. What assets were available at US air installation in Italy and Turkey?
It boils my blood that any security personnel were pulled from Tripoli to help in Benghazi cuz they had reports Tripoli was being targeted...Why weren´t the Marines immediately dispatched to Tripoli AND Benghazi, and why wasn´t Benghazi rockin with multiple supersonic fly overs even as armed aircraft was deployed!?!
There are two things wrong with different statements made by the White House and the CIA, State Department et al. The first why Hillary was NOT asked the reason for changing the Benghazi attack to a spontaneous rabble rousing attack generated by the anti Muslim video.Even the Libyan Head of Government stated publically that it was an affilate of Al Quada. Obama a week or so before Benghazi had boasted about killing OBL.Presidential vote coming up Barry needed extra leverage.Al Quada battled on and off for 5 to 6 hours determined to kill the US ambassador and other consulate personnel.It was reorted that the Benghazi attacks were being watched by the WH and heads of other departments. The Second question to ask Hillary who gave the order or command NOT to assist the consulate defenders.The lap dog Panetta did announce the next day that planes and armed personnel etc were too far away. What absolute rubbish . Help certainly would have MADE A DIFFERENCE Hillary.A few low flying F16´s would have nade a big difference. These jets stationed at Sicily 15 to 25 minutes away.The Ambassaor and personnel could have been saved. Most other countries would have issued a court martial,.
Number 8 hits the nail on the head. Dempsey is the typical kind of general officer today who lacks courage to speak truth to power. He´s nothing more than a yes man suited out to look like a NYC hotel doorman. He will kiss up to the administration and then magically will retire, let´s say sometime around 2015. Thank you for your service to our nation General Dempsey. You are the perfect role model for the next generation of a--kissing officers.
Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 2/4/2013 2:25:31 PM (No. 9157932) What I want to know, and NO ONE has asked, why was the Commander of AFRICOM relieved of his command minutes after he responded in a positive way to the request for support from Benghazi?
Sorry, but left AFRICOM several months before Benghazi and retired officially in Nov. He was demoted to three star for misuse of funds in previous year.
#31, you have the players mixed up...4-star General Ward was the first commander of AFRICOM until March 2011 when he was prevented from going into retirement and was reverted to a 2-star general while some trumped up charges were being reviewed. I contend he irritated the Obama crowd in two ways, first by successfully ending the hybrid structure of having a state dept career person as depty combantant commander, and second, for objecting to the lead from behind planning guidelines for Libya. Ward was replaced by Gen Ham, he of don´t ask don´t tell committee co-chairing fame. It was Ham who executed the Libya lead from behind strategy but must have had enough by the time Benghazi occurred. Gen. Ham is commander #1 is referring to...
What is sickening is that our congressional inquiry allowed Hillary to get away with murder. The praise slobbered on her for nothing by her fellow rats was disgusting..as was her successful ploy to run out the clock and start screaming when it started to get a little too warm in her hot seat.
As usual the lying crooked witch is off the hook. I have zero praise for this person who apparently is only really adept at self-promotion.
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