Courage was :acking for ben ghazi

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    'Courage was Lacking for Benghazi'​



    By: Clarice Feldman
    October 30, 2012



    There has been some suggestion that the President's hands were tied in dealing with the 9/11 attack in Benghazi because we had no forces and equipment available to assist the trapped men. Retired Adm. Ace Lyons, former CinCPacFlt takes issue with such a defense:

    "The Obama national security team, including CIA, DNI, State Department and the Pentagon, watched and listened to the assault but did nothing to answer repeated calls for assistance. It has been reported that President Obama met with Vice President Joseph R. Biden and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in the Oval Office, presumably to see what support could be provided. After all, we had very credible military resources within striking distance. At our military base in Sigonella, Sicily, which is slightly over 400 miles from Benghazi, we had a fully-equipped Special Forces unit with both transport and jet strike aircraft prepositioned. Certainly this was a force much more capable than the 22-man force from our embassy in Tripoli.

    "I know those Special Forces personnel were ready to leap at the opportunity. There is no doubt in my mind they would have wiped out the terrorists attackers. Also I have no doubt that Admiral William McRaven, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, would have had his local commander at Sigonella ready to launch; however, apparently he was countermanded -- by whom? We need to know.

    "I also understand we had a C-130 gunship available, which would have quickly disposed of the terrorist attackers. This attack went on for seven hours. Our fighter jets could have been at our Benghazi mission within an hour. Our Special Forces out of Sigonella could have been there within a few hours. There is not any doubt that action on our part could have saved the lives of our two former Navy SEALs and possibly the ambassador.
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    Blog: 'Courage was Lacking for Benghazi'
     
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    The silence from the media is deafening.
     
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    Maybe you should have more proof than some blog
     
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    Retired Adm. Ace Lyons, former CinCPacFlt

    A blog or the NY Times, a retired former CinCPacFlt has the ability to weigh in on any subject of this nature with significant authority.

    The real question is, "Where are the news outlets on this story?"


     
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    They don't care!

    They being the media and the lefties. They just don't care. All they care about is their free stuff like phones, obamamoney, high taxes and spending for things like tunnels for turtles or earthworm research and how many babies they can murder in a day. Tunnels for turtles and earthworm research are made up, just making a point.

    THEY DON'T CARE!!!

    And they will do whatever it takes to get their guy re-elected.
     
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    NaziCon conspiracies are funny...
     
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    They cannot, imagine their dear leader doing the same thing to them! Suckers!
     
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    Oh, come on you know it's only an optimal bump in the road.
     
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    They were just sitting ducks. To think that such an admired, dedicated public servant like Ambassador Stevens had been begging for security for months and Washington wouldn't give him the basics for a secure Consulate is appalling.

    Obama and the Administration have blood on their hands.
     
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