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    U.S. Offers New Details Of Deadly Libya Attack

    Benghazi attack : The Two-Way : NPR

    According to this, they tried sending in troops, but there were no troops close enough to get there in time.

    Officials say that U.S. forces from Europe and Fort Bragg in North Carolina were dispatched in an effort to help, but they arrived too late. Officials considered sending U.S. warplanes from Italy, but it was decided that dropping bombs would lead to civilian casualties.
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    The officials had little time to respond. There were no U.S. troops anywhere near the consulate, either in Libya or even in neighboring countries. So dozens of special operations forces and CIA guards from Tripoli were sent by aircraft to Benghazi, 480 miles to the east. They could not get there in time to help defend the consulate
    Is not using the super secret CIA time machine an impeachable offense?

    (Normally, I don't like using NPR as a source here because it will be attacked. However, since the Daily Caller and WND are being used by the right these days....)


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    Re: U.S. Offers New Details Of Deadly Libya Attack

    It in no way excuses them from using the assets they had on the scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    It in no way excuses them from using the assets they had on the scene.
    Which assets?
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    Re: U.S. Offers New Details Of Deadly Libya Attack

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Benghazi attack : The Two-Way : NPR

    According to this, they tried sending in troops, but there were no troops close enough to get there in time.



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    Is not using the super secret CIA time machine an impeachable offense?

    (Normally, I don't like using NPR as a source here because it will be attacked. However, since the Daily Caller and WND are being used by the right these days....)
    You should include the parts that show individuals from the CIA annex in Benghazi were sent and on scene withing 25 minutes of the call for help
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    Re: U.S. Offers New Details Of Deadly Libya Attack

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Benghazi attack : The Two-Way : NPR

    According to this, they tried sending in troops, but there were no troops close enough to get there in time.


    also:



    Is not using the super secret CIA time machine an impeachable offense?

    (Normally, I don't like using NPR as a source here because it will be attacked. However, since the Daily Caller and WND are being used by the right these days....)
    That might very well be. But can they explain the numerous reports that they did have warnings of activities in the area and of a pending attack and didn't deploy more assets based upon the threats? So it is now being explained that we didn't have readily available assets, thus bringing up the question of why we didn't.

    Why is that when Bush was president and a threat was not responded to and something actually happened, everyone was up in arms about it, but when Obama didn't respond to a threat, all kinds of "reasons" are brought forth to show it wasn't his fault? Everyone should use the same bloody standard regardless of who is president.

    They, the Obama regime and their supporters, keep trying to Whitewash this whole mess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    That might very well be. But can they explain the numerous reports that they did have warnings of activities in the area and of a pending attack and didn't deploy more assets based upon the threats? So it is now being explained that we didn't have readily available assets, thus bringing up the question of why we didn't.

    Why is that when Bush was president and a threat was not responded to and something actually happened, everyone was up in arms about it, but when Obama didn't respond to a threat, all kinds of "reasons" are brought forth to show it wasn't his fault? Everyone should use the same bloody standard regardless of who is president.

    They, the Obama regime and their supporters, keep trying to Whitewash this whole mess.
    Okay, so if we get up in arms about 4 dead Americans, will you ask for Bush's head over 3000?
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    Re: U.S. Offers New Details Of Deadly Libya Attack

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    That might very well be. But can they explain the numerous reports that they did have warnings of activities in the area and of a pending attack and didn't deploy more assets based upon the threats? So it is now being explained that we didn't have readily available assets, thus bringing up the question of why we didn't.

    Why is that when Bush was president and a threat was not responded to and something actually happened, everyone was up in arms about it, but when Obama didn't respond to a threat, all kinds of "reasons" are brought forth to show it wasn't his fault? Everyone should use the same bloody standard regardless of who is president.

    They, the Obama regime and their supporters, keep trying to Whitewash this whole mess.
    For the record, you're the one who brought up Bush. I only say because last time I said his name, I was accused of deflecting.

    Everyone should use the same standard. The hyper-partisans on either side are always the first to bring up the failings of the other, and this issue is no different. It's not like you can just drop your troops into another country based on "somebody might do something." I'd be the first to admit that Bush probably couldn't have prevented this if he were President.

    Intelligence suggesting that there were terrorists in Benghazi...no ****, Sherlock! When a country's in turmoil in that region, there will be a presence. Gadafi's buddies didn't all run away. You can bet there are still people there loyal to him, and it's not like Gadafi had an aversion to terrorists. Look what Saddam loyalists did in Iraq following his departure. It's taken 9 years to make Iraq anything close to stable, why would Libya be different? The big difference between Iraq and Libya is that we had the troops on hand to deal with it.

    I only show this as saying that they didn't sit on their hands doing nothing. They tried to do something. You could argue too little too late, but there is evidence that they tried to do something.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Okay, so if we get up in arms about 4 dead Americans, will you ask for Bush's head over 3000?
    Before I comment further, please explain which 3000 you are referring to. I am assuming the 9/11 attacks, but will wait to comment further.
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    Re: U.S. Offers New Details Of Deadly Libya Attack

    I read where one of the marines killed was painting a target for a nearby drone, and the order to fire from Washington was never given. Painting that target essentially painted him for the enemy, which led to his death ultimately.

    Marine killed in Libya massacre while “painting” target with laser for aircraft that never came to help « Daily Musings

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    Re: U.S. Offers New Details Of Deadly Libya Attack

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Benghazi attack : The Two-Way : NPR

    According to this, they tried sending in troops, but there were no troops close enough to get there in time.



    also:

    Is not using the super secret CIA time machine an impeachable offense?

    (Normally, I don't like using NPR as a source here because it will be attacked. However, since the Daily Caller and WND are being used by the right these days....)
    This attack happened over seven hours. If we couldn't deploy armed helicopters from anywhere in the region in that length of time, we should be ashamed of ourselves. If we couldn't get armed drones in the air in less than seven hours, shame on us.

    I don't believe it. And I think they are just digging themselves a bigger hole.

    Officials considered sending U.S. warplanes from Italy, but it was decided that dropping bombs would lead to civilian casualties.
    The only thing our planes can do is drop bombs? That's a bunch of baloney. Can anyone spell strafe?
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