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Map Shows Dozens of U.S. Military
Ships Stationed In North Africa
Waters During Benghazi Attack

Townhall, by Katie Pavlich

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/12/2014 9:21:34 PM

Government watchdog Judicial Watch has released an unclassified map showing the military fleet positions the night of the 9/11 Benghazi terror attack. The map shows dozens of military ships, including two aircraft carriers and 13 destroyers, were stationed in the North Africa Area of Responsibility when radical Islamic militants stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, killing four Americans including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Diplomatic Security agent David Ubben, a survivor of the attack, waited severely wounded on a roof with Navy SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty for 20 hours before help arrived. Woods and Doherty were killed

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No matter how much 0bama wants this to go away it´s not. The truth keeps dripping out.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 2/12/2014 10:06:56 PM     (No. 9730216)

While this seems incredulous to US that there were so many major naval vessels that could have responded, but that 0bama & Hillary chose not to, and the Pentagon didn´t challenge this unlawful order, or lack of, should get Senator Cruz, Sarah Palin, or any politico ramped up to go after these criminals.

0bama, Hillary, Valerie Jarrett and the rest of the current White House ilk & dRATS party (Congress) need to be arrested, tried and convicted of high crimes & misdemeanors. These includes government officials in intelligence and the military (Pentagon). Eventually, we´ll get to the LSM, a willing participant in these cover-ups. Freedom of the Press should not allow for silence if it puts American citizens in harms way, something they seem to like to do with our military on the battlefield.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: harper, 2/13/2014 1:16:06 AM     (No. 9730330)

Benghazi is looking like the "Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner" with Choom in the starring role.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/13/2014 3:45:56 AM     (No. 9730372)

Tie Benghazi around the necks of Obama and Hillary! like one of Winnie Mandela´s flaming rubber tires.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lana720, 2/13/2014 6:58:49 AM     (No. 9730438)

Dereliction of duty, purely and simply.

With all this info dripping out, it wouldn´t be surprising if there were spurned affections along the line, too.

How any military careers have been shortened or sullied as a result?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dagger, 2/13/2014 7:17:34 AM     (No. 9730451)

Winning campaign ad and bumper sticker slogan. Camera pans in on Obam and Herself at Andrews air force base viewing the bodies of the four dead Americans as they are carried from the plane. Voice over as well as a written caption says " They lied to America. They lied to the families. They lied to the caskets"

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rinktum, 2/13/2014 7:19:02 AM     (No. 9730455)

Well, well, well...this is an interesting revelation. Can someone subpoena Leon Panetta, Hillary Clinton, Barack Hussein Obama, and every general with any knowledge of what went on that night in situation room. It is time the truth was told. It appears our government is hiding the truth. The investigation needs subpoena power now. Responsibility is the price you pay for the decisions you make when you run things. Get them under oath and on the record now before the media has time to spin this revelation too.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mws50, 2/13/2014 7:24:42 AM     (No. 9730462)

#1, the only person obama cannot protect is himself. Count on all of your mentioned people getting blanket pardons as he exits the White House on January 21, 2017.

The good news is: The presidential pardon usually does not cover extraditions. Holder to Mexico, Hillary to Egypt, ValJar to Lybia.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/13/2014 7:25:55 AM     (No. 9730463)

Incompetent bastids.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Grampy, 2/13/2014 7:33:21 AM     (No. 9730476)

All of the truth may not yet be exposed, but enough of it has been exposed to those who are powerful enough to bring about justice for them to act. It´s becoming apparent that those who can bring about justice will not. The question now is what can we as citizens and voters do about that.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: privateer, 2/13/2014 7:35:25 AM     (No. 9730482)

Someone---it may have been Panetta, or some general---said, shortly after the attack, that planes would have had to fly all the way from some base in Italy, six or eight hours flying time! Wish I could remember the pertinent details.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: cobieone, 2/13/2014 7:40:02 AM     (No. 9730489)

#9, I suspect we citizens and voters will do... nothing. And, if conservatives don´t unite, this criminal former Secretary of State will be our next POTUS.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: guybee, 2/13/2014 8:08:32 AM     (No. 9730519)

Benghazi is a coverup of major proportions. Why were there so many ships so close by? Why could they not be revealed? What dark secret are they masking?

Seems like overkill for gun running. Was this in preparation for a Syria end around? Somehow the Benghazi rebellion threw a wrench in their nefarious thinking and they did not want it revealed.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: M2, 2/13/2014 8:09:41 AM     (No. 9730521)

Enough of us praying to God continuously that Congress and the American people will actually care that Obama is a foreign and domestic disaster, will eventually work to America´s benefit.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: reformationmama, 2/13/2014 8:16:18 AM     (No. 9730533)

Didn´t we feel this way during the two-for-one Clinton administration? So many lies, so little time. And then along came Monica, and down he went. The current WH resident should be distracted as much as possible until his term will thankfully be over. Journalists like Katie, Catherine Herridge, Jennifer Griffin, Laurie Dhue, Michelle Malkin, etc. need our prayers for protection and courage so they may keep telling the truth - however inconvenient that truth is.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: pigop, 2/13/2014 8:37:31 AM     (No. 9730552)

F16´s stationed in Italy were 1 hour flying time to Benghazi, Barack did not need ships.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Adam, 2/13/2014 8:37:36 AM     (No. 9730553)

And let us never forget how Libya got destabilized in the first place. The U.S. had a consistent Libya policy since the Nixon administration. It had finally worked. Khadafy, a mass murdering mad man, had been neutered and was even, at times, cooperative. For reasons that I still can´t understand, the Obama/Clinton foreign policy team, being led by the nose by the French government, overthrew Khadafy and turned the country over to those terrorists. (please do not annoy me with which branch of Al Qaeda they are a part of. on that score, I answer, "what difference does it make?")

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Reply 17 - Posted by: chance_232, 2/13/2014 8:41:03 AM     (No. 9730561)

Nope.........Sorry.

None of those ships could have or would have made a difference. Ships are not like police cars. You don’t just put the key in the ignition, turn over the engine and take off. Any ship in port takes several hours to just pull away from the pier. Ships are designed to fight aircraft, submarines and other ships. They can put ordinance on the ground in cases of shore bombardment if the objective is to blow stuff up. They can also launch missiles if they have coordinates for targeting. A destroyer can not take out a sniper on a roof unless the crew knows the coordinate of the roof and plans to drop the entire building.

Naval Air Stations Sigonella and Naples could have put F18’s in the air over Benghazi far quicker. But again, without a mission plan, you just don’t send out aircraft willy nilly.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: knarfski, 2/13/2014 8:43:51 AM     (No. 9730567)

Someday some social science genius will write a definitive history of how such an inexperienced person was elected POTUS...Benghazi will surely be included. The world will then learn more about politics, social psychology and human frailty than ever before.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/13/2014 8:44:04 AM     (No. 9730568)

The one and only reason why troops weren´t dispatched - - is because of the political need to pretend that Al Qaida had been destroyed.

The main element of the 0bama campaign was that he had killed Bin Laden and decimated Al Qaida. Any acknowledgment of an Al Qaida attack would have marginalized their election strategy.

Sure - - there may have been covert operations going on - - but that´s always the case. With 0bama and the Klintoons winning elections is the only thing that matters - - even if it means allowing the murders of brave Americans and the subsequent lies to their caskets.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 2/13/2014 8:45:38 AM     (No. 9730569)

According to the map, Eisenhower and Enterprise were in the Persian Gulf. Sending attack aircraft from there to Benghazi would have required flying across Saudi Arabia, Egypt and/or Sudan. That would have meant ruffling the feathers of states that support Islamist terrorism. No wonder it didn´t happen.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 2/13/2014 8:51:59 AM     (No. 9730576)

That map would make an awesome anti-Hillary protest sign and billboard. Enlarge it and post it everywhere. Patriots should wave that map at all of the cloven hooved one´s public appearances for the next two years.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Udanja99, 2/13/2014 8:57:59 AM     (No. 9730585)

I imagine a few low flyovers by F-18´s would have done much to discourage the attackers and send them fleeing even without a mission plan.

I´ve suggested it before and it bears repeating. If Killary runs, we should greet her at EVERY campaign event with an unending chorus of, "Four dead in Benghazi! Four dead in Benghazi!" She´ll recognize the song from her radical student days and will loathe the fact that an anti-Nixon song is being used against her. Talk about karma!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Joe vann, 2/13/2014 9:05:50 AM     (No. 9730600)

There are so many problems with reigning in and holding these people accountable and punished...it is mind boggling.

First we have Prada news media, a huge problem, then the president in his first administration circumventing the Congess, distorting the facts, ignoring the law and then simply taking it to court, trembling over passed rulings, using his executive power like a drunken sailor, punishing his enemies, and lying to the people. Even then, he followed the laws to some degree.

His second term has many of the same traits the first one had but he has decided to ignore the rule of law completely. The Constitution is not a factor in any of his decisions. He does what he wants.

They will do every thing possible to steal this year elections. These are evil people and the states must be ready.



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Reply 24 - Posted by: grampus, 2/13/2014 9:10:57 AM     (No. 9730606)

The numbers and locations of the ships as shown do little to change things. #17 and 20 are correct. The destroyers were not really that close and could have helped very little if they had been directly off shore. The original argument that land-based planes from Italy could have/should have helped is still valid. The position of Panetta and others that those planes wouldn´t have had time is stil bunk because nobody knew how long the attack would last.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 2/13/2014 9:18:21 AM     (No. 9730619)

Maybe, #17. The most serious failure (because it resulted in the murders and grievous injuries at Benghazi) is that there WERE NO contingency plans for protecting OUR embassy personnel BECAUSE there were known threats, 9/11 was around the corner, every other Western power had left Benghazi and environs.

This was an utter failure of State, Pentagon, AND ABOVE ALL, Commander-in-Chief.

...and where the heck was the CIC?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: chicodon, 2/13/2014 9:35:23 AM     (No. 9730643)

This was a covert operation and Obama and his campaign didn´t want his fingerprints on it. When he learned about it he voted present and went to bed. Yes, it was dereliction. Unfortunately it´s his trademark.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 2/13/2014 9:47:28 AM     (No. 9730666)

#17 offers the most coherent view of any tactical situation evolving from the map. None of the vessels in Bahrain would have been of any value even if they´d been anchored 1,000 yards off the coast of Libya. Even if we´d gotten permission from the Saudis to utilize their air space for a mission from the carriers there wouldn´t have been much a squadron of strike aircraft could have done for the guys on the ground, as what was going down in Benghazi that night was street fighting. Blame for failed mission lies 100% with State, which blew it from the outset when they didn´t plan the op (whatever it was) better and therefore had no options or contingencies plans when things went south.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: maryc, 2/13/2014 9:48:24 AM     (No. 9730669)

Why were they denied the extra security they asked for in the first place ? This is a massive cover up and deliberate loss of life.
They knew and left them to die, they posed with the coffins and then lied about it all.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/13/2014 10:14:27 AM     (No. 9730705)

While wholesale bombardment from naval vessels would have been of no use, Army Rangers parachuting in might have been an option.

Why have them if you won´t use them ?

Also a "Show of Force" with a half dozen fighters wide open at deck level is one of the most intimidating things you could ever experience.

We often use this tactic to safeguard small outposts in Asscrackistan who are under fire.

It´s WAY crazier than a flyover at a ball game.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: oldvlc, 2/13/2014 10:20:17 AM     (No. 9730714)

The attack did not fit their narrative. Islam is peace. Al-Qaida is on the run.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 2/13/2014 10:20:47 AM     (No. 9730716)

I guess my sense of humor is out of whack and No. 7 intends to be funny. A person cannot be exradited to any country except his place of birth. And then, only if his place of birth is willing to accept him back.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Franz, 2/13/2014 10:32:29 AM     (No. 9730738)

Much as would like it if this was one more proof of the Obama failure to act during the Benghazi attack, this is not it. The only war ships that were nearer than Italy were destroyers. They can make big holes, but are not good for close fire support.

That said, it does not explain why it took hours before meeting with Obama and the only action taken was to invent a CYA story.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 2/13/2014 11:29:46 AM     (No. 9730844)

The dereliction of duty by the Administration was all politically motivated. Every person responsible should be held responsible and punished appropriately, with the Impeachment of the President the starting point. ( In my opinion ).

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 2/13/2014 11:56:21 AM     (No. 9730911)

#31, I think you´re confusing deportation with extradition. If you couldn´t extradite anyone to any place other than their homeland, Foxy Noxy would not have to fear her in abstentia murder conviction by Italy.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Hubertsmom, 2/13/2014 12:05:20 PM     (No. 9730926)

This should be the number 1 campaign issue against Hillary and any of her supporting/fellow liberals. Billboards and TV adds: America cannot afford to have this woman watching our back! Make sure there is a photo of her standing next to the coffins of our murdered ambassador and the heros, who tried to save him.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 2/13/2014 12:29:36 PM     (No. 9730961)

Still hearing nothing from/about the 34 CIA people who were also involved and were able to be removed from the area - and scattered world wide and made incognito so no one would find them to talk to them. I think Issa has met with just a few of them but still know nothing.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Lynnern, 2/13/2014 1:07:58 PM     (No. 9731029)

Waiting for the Panetta book, I think he will let it rip to save his reputation! He told them it was a terrorist attack, then it went political. We hear his name mentioned more d more.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 2/13/2014 1:08:15 PM     (No. 9731030)

Enquiring minds want to know, Obama Administration:

Who ordered the "Stand down"?????

Our "What-difference-does-it-make" Secretary of State was EQUALLY to blame, until you prove to us otherwise.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: kono, 2/13/2014 1:42:25 PM     (No. 9731081)

Forgive my unfamiliarity with the details of this scandal (which for me is mostly about the cavalier duplicity of the admin and the former Secretary of State); but some of this seems of questionable relevance.

What good does a fleet in the Persian Gulf represent for an embassy under direct attack in Libya? By the time even the fastest intercept jets could arrive, it would be only to assess the aftermath and guard the evidence.

For strengthening defenses against the threat of attack, reginal resources are relevant. For responding to reports of attack under-way, only resources within an hour or so of the embassy could be of much use.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Capn Dan, 2/13/2014 2:08:45 PM     (No. 9731116)

The closest destroyer was the Laboon, in Crete, which might have made it to the waters off Benghazi in 12 hours. The carrier is much too far away to respond without aerial refueling, and aircraft on the ground in Italy were much closer. I´m afraid the retired USAF officer is overstating naval capability. We need to concentrate on what was achievable, not these fantasies.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Fireball27, 2/13/2014 3:42:38 PM     (No. 9731223)

Will anyone have the guts to ask the media how they would feel if it was their loved one that was calling for help from Benghazi? Will anyone ask the media how people now serving in the foreign service can feel like they are safe? Will Obama abandon them also?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Clinger, 2/13/2014 4:27:07 PM     (No. 9731299)

Don´t fall for the arguments based on how long it actually took for our people to be killed or extracted. We had no way of knowing the timeline. Our failure to send help of any kind, regardless of the eventual postmortem, was a clear decision to let events play themselves out. Had we initiated a response we would have risked more visibility, made it harder to cover up for the election.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: qr4j, 2/13/2014 6:55:17 PM     (No. 9731503)

These days, I am reading what I consider an unbiased book on the whole Benghazi attack. I am not finished with the book, so more of my questions may be answered. Some already have been. Here are some that remain:

1. What was Hillary doing when the attack became known and where was she doing it? Where did she go and what did she do once she was notified?

2. Where was Obama when the attack became known? What was he doing? How did he respond immediately?

3. Why wasn´t more security provided to Ambassador Stevens and his people? Don´t tell me Congress hadn´t provided enough money or some nonsense like that. If you cannot provide appropriate security, you should not be there in the first place. Stevens was a diplomat, not a fighter.

4. Why did the Administration lie for two weeks -- perhaps longer -- that this event was the result of a low-budget film on YouTube? It was obvious to those involved on the ground this was an organized act of terror from the get-go.

5. Why is there no consequence to Obama and Hillary? Where is the justice? These rotten people lied -- either because they screwed up royally OR because they were doing something they knew was wrong -- OR both!

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 2/13/2014 7:15:57 PM     (No. 9731532)

There´s a reason Benghazi doesn´t go away. It is called Fast & Furious cover-up.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: peterfleming, 2/13/2014 7:19:42 PM     (No. 9731536)

Forget the traitorous hidings, avoidings, of Obama and Hillary. Forget the fearful, afraid-to-ask Bill O´Reilly.
Find ANY of the MANY people who were by their sides, those many who can account for every minute they spent with these two non responsible hider/obfuscators.

With all the nearby ships, with all of our military might FIND many high and low ranking military that, at all times, knew wha was going on, and just knowingly, stood down. There are possibly hundreds of government employees deathly afraid to reveal what they know, what they can prove.

Where are the career, retirement, death defying heroes ?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 2/13/2014 7:55:05 PM     (No. 9731568)

In re #6, the first thing we need to do is find somebody, anybody, who isn´t "afraid" of Obie so that we can get to the bottom of this and why Obie gave the stand-down order.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Aria, 2/13/2014 7:56:04 PM     (No. 9731569)

Possibly Hillary is pondering a dilema.

1. Run and win POTUS so she can exert power to protect both her and her husband for treason and more ordinary crimes.

2. Don´t run, hope her absence in the media leads to everyone forgetting about what she and her spouse did to this country.

This is the first time in decades when the Clintons weren´t in an official position relying in taxpayers to pay their way. I would imagine the lack of official power it disconcerting to them. At this point methinks Obama has enough to lose that he´s protecting Hillary but that ought to end in 2016, unless he pulls a fast one.

I think Hillary´s health and age are in a fight with her ego and desire for self-preservation. I pray Chelsea gets pregnant and Hillary retires to grandmotherhood and hopes we show her the mercy of privacy.



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Reply 48 - Posted by: JediJerry, 2/13/2014 9:34:45 PM     (No. 9731653)

The Tee-Time Emperor did not show up during the Benghazi attack and send in forces to defend the embassy and personnel because he did not want to make his Muzbro´s mad.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Bohallx, 2/14/2014 3:02:49 PM     (No. 9732742)

#17 ~ I presume you were being sarcastic. Everybody knows every ship at sea with certain capability has a plan for using that capability ~

Still, I recall once being on an observation point along the heavily mined border between Czechoslovakia and West Germany with a rifle with 6 rounds and an M60 machinegun with no firing pin/firing mechanism.

Ordinarily there was no problem in that since nobody was shooting anybody then one morning the entire Red Army came down the road in front of our position ~ with tanks and such, and troops, and real machineguns with lots of bullets, etc.

It was 6 days before the USARER command got back to us with orders about what we might do to protect ourselves should AHBL on the border.

Being resourceful Infantrymen we took our jeeps and went to the otherside of the mountain!

I think the guys in the Nam referred to Dee Dee-ing out of there ~ and whatever it was it proved we had a built in battle plan that was specific and to the point.

An aircraft carrier has a variety of vehicles that can carry weapons. Something could have lifted off and gone toward Benghazi and lit up their lives.

It ain´t that hard.

Just do it.

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Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 8:02:15 PM     Post Reply
Every year the White House hosts an Easter egg roll, and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are trying to get the White House to use plastic eggs instead of real, hard-boiled ones with a new campaign specifically targeting First Lady Michelle Obama. And a big part of the campaign is a video PETA put online featuring little girls telling Obama they’re not mad, just “disappointed.” The little girls try to convince her to break tradition, asking, “If all the other first ladies jumped off a bridge, would you?” and asking her to put herself in the shoes of the chickens that had to lay all those thousands and thousands of eggs.

Pentagon Moves to Block Russian
Spy Plane in American Skies
Daily Beast, by Eli Lake    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 7:34:42 PM     Post Reply
The Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. military and American intelligence agencies have quietly pushed the White House in recent weeks to deny a new Russian surveillance plane the right to fly over U.S. territory. This week, the White House finally began consideration of the decision whether to certify the new Russian aircraft under the so-called “Open Skies Treaty.” And now the question becomes: Will the spies and generals get their way? As the United States and Russia face off publicly over Ukraine, behind the scenes, President Obama’s national security cabinet is having its own quiet feud over a

House Immigration Bills
Are Still in the Mix
Wall Street Journal, by Laura Meckler    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 7:24:22 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON—Speaker John Boehner and other senior House Republicans are telling donors and industry groups that they aim to pass immigration legislation this year, despite the reluctance of many Republicans to tackle the divisive issue before the November elections. Many lawmakers and activists have assumed the issue was off the table in an election year. But Mr. Boehner said at a Las Vegas fundraiser last month he was "hellbent on getting this done this year," according to two people in the room. A spokesman for Mr. Boehner didn´t dispute the account but said no action is possible until President Barack Obama

Did Flu Drug Companies Perpetuate a
Billion Dolllar Scam Around the World?
PJ Media, by Theodore Dalrymple    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 6:39:46 PM     Post Reply
One of the few laws of political science is that when governments make mistakes, they tend to be whoppers. Luckily for them, the public’s memory is short, and the outrage of today soon declines into the apathy of tomorrow. From several articles published in a recent edition of the British Medical Journal, it appears that many governments around the world, including those of Britain and the US, may have made such a mistake in stockpiling billions of dollars’ worth of anti-flu medications, bought principally from Roche, the largest pharmaceutical company in the world as measured by capitalization. First the governments overestimated the

Bozell: Pelosi´s Mimicry
of Pope Is ´Sickening and
Shameful,´ ´Sacrilegious´
Cybercast News Service, by Craig Bannister    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 6:28:03 PM     Post Reply
Conservative leader and Catholic L. Brent Bozell III today blasted Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for mimicking the pope´s Holy Week foot-washing tradition while touting her immigration reform legislation: "I am a Catholic and I am offended at Minority Leader Pelosi´s continued abuses of the Catholic Church´s teachings and traditions. As a Catholic who has watched Ms. Pelosi champion one anti-Catholic cause after another, I believe this to be sacrilegious. "Christ taught the washing of the feet as an act of utter humility, while she turned a sacred religious tradition into a grandstanding political publicity stunt.

Facebook removes my post about
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy
Fox News, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 9:45:44 PM     Post Reply
Your friendly neighborhood columnist has once again run afoul of Facebook’s elusive community standards. Now before you call up the preacher and put me on the church prayer list – let me assure the posting was neither unseemly nor ungentlemanly. This time I was censored for writing something about Rancher Cliven Bundy. I realized I had landed in the Facebook gulag when I tried to post our daily Bible verse. However, I was unable to post anything because Facebook had taken great offense to something I had written. “We removed something your page posted,” Facebook told me in a rather unpleasant message.

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´
Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

Democrat: Voters ´Frustrated
and Embarrassed´ by Obamacare
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:51:55 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) says her constituents are "frustrated and embarrassed" by Hawaii´s failed Obamacare exchange, which cost taxpayers $204 million and signed up only 8,000 people. On Wednesday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced it will launch an investigation into Hawaii´s busted Obamacare program. "This is not a partisan issue, this is an economic issue," said state Sen. Sam Slom. Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie previously predicted "hundreds of thousand of people" would sign up for Obamacare in the President´s home state. On Thursday, President Barack Obama tried to rally Democrats to



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