Called It Off

More than a few people need to go to prison over Benghazigate, including those in the press who are aiding and abetting this administrations cover up.

While reading this article, assuming you can think of anything beyond seething anger over the needless American deaths, notice how the consulate has magically changed to a CIA compound and CIA safehouse. HMMMMM. Where have heard that before?

Bombshell:  Benghazi Targets Painted, Air Support Overhead – Obama Calls Off  Strike

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In piecing together the details of the Benghazi attack up the U.S. consulate,  it is becoming clear that there were U.S. Special Operations forces on the  ground, at least two drones overhead and lasers being used to paint at least one  target.  The question then becomes, if these things were in place for a strike  against attackers, who called it off?  There can only be one answer, the  commander-in-chief Barack Obama.

Fox News reports on the laser being used to paint the  target:

At that point, they called again for military support and help because they  were taking fire at the CIA safe house, or annex. The request was denied. There  were no communications problems at the annex, according those present at the  compound. The team was in constant radio contact with their headquarters. In  fact, at least one member of the team was on the roof of the annex manning a  heavy machine gun when mortars were fired at the CIA compound. The security  officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested  back-up support from a Spectre gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special  Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground  involved in intense firefights.

This went on for four hours and the White House was able to watch this all  take place live.  Two drones were above recording what was taking place and it  seems one was called in to relieve the other, presumably because of fuel issues.  A former Delta operator over at BlackFive writes:

Having spent a good bit of time nursing a GLD (ground Laser Designator) in  several garden spots around the world, something from the report jumped out at  me.

One of the former SEALs was actively painting the target. That means that  Specter WAS ON STATION! Probably an AC130U. A ground laser designator is not a  briefing pointer laser. You do not “paint” a target until the weapons  system/designator is synched; which means that the AC130 was on station.

Only two places could have called off the attack at that point; the WH  situation command (based on POTUS direction) or AFRICOM commander based on  information directly from the target area.

If the AC130 never left Sigonella (as Penetta says) that means that the  Predator that was filming the whole thing was armed.

If that SEAL was actively “painting” a target; something was on station to  engage! And the decision to stand down goes directly to POTUS!

There is also the issue of the former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods and a small team  that ignored orders to stand down after they requested permission to go and  help.

Former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods was part of a small team who was at the CIA annex about a mile from the U.S. consulate where Ambassador Chris Stevens and  his team came under attack. When he and others heard the shots fired, they  informed their higher-ups at the annex to tell them what they were hearing and  requested permission to go to the consulate and help out. They were told to “stand down,” according to sources familiar with the exchange. Soon after, they  were again told to “stand down.”

Woods and at least two others ignored those orders and made their way to the  consulate which at that point was on fire. Shots were exchanged. The rescue team  from the CIA annex evacuated those who remained at the consulate and Sean Smith,  who had been killed in the initial attack. They could not find the ambassador and returned to the CIA annex at about midnight.

CIA spokeswoman Jennifer Youngblood denied claims that requests for support  were turned down.

“We can say with confidence that the Agency reacted quickly to aid our  colleagues during that terrible evening in Benghazi,” she said. “Moreover, no  one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to  the contrary are simply inaccurate.  In fact, it is important to remember how  many lives were saved by courageous Americans who put their own safety at risk  that night-and that some of those selfless Americans gave their lives in the  effort to rescue their comrades.”

I can’t help but think that this sounds, at least with the information that  we are getting, like much of the response to the attacks of September 11, which  was no response.  Even more disturbing is what BlackFive writes, ““This is  bigger than Watergate!… The worst has to be the team on the ground  knowing that the President just left you to die.“

All of this was responded to by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday.   He said, “The U.S. military did not get involved during the attack on the U.S.  mission in Benghazi, Libya, last month because officials did not have  enough information about what was going on before the attack was  over.”

Just how much information did you need? The White House had emails.  They had forces on the ground,  drones overhead, a live feed, painted targets.  For four hours nothing was done  while the consulate was attacked.  There was a Special Operations team operating  in Central Europe that could have been called upon, but weren’t, and could have  flown there in less than two hours.  But none of this was done.

It is looking more and more as though this was not only a planned attack, but  also that either the White House was either negligent and irresponsible in their “non-response” or complicit.

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Brent is not a scholar. He’s not an author or speaker (yet). He hasn’t published a book nor does he write articles for magazines (yet). He has no advanced literary degree or pedigree (never will). He is just an American who writes and shares what interests him. He cares about the salvation of this country and a return to its Constitutional roots. He believes in God, country and family.
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