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    Diplomat: U.S. Special Forces told "you can't go" to Benghazi during attacks(edited)

    Per CBS News, one of the previously muzzled survivors of the Benghazi attack confirms that Special Forces in AFRICOM were ordered not to go to Benghazi during the attack.

    The Administration swore up and down that a "stand down" order was not given during the 7 hour siege on the Consulate and that all available forces were rallied in aid... except that they lied through their teeth. The truth is somewhere nearer to the opposite of that account, it appears.

    More over, one of the Senators who managed to track down a consulate survivor found that he was checked into the hospital under an alias. He had to find then man through his parents.

    How can anyone defend this administration?
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    Re: There was a stand down order given in Benghzi

    I hope these hearings tomorrow don't turn into a soap box theater....Keep the questions direct, and demand answers....Forget the speech making.
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    Re: There was a stand down order given in Benghzi

    I'm getting so sick of this circus. What happened was tragic to say the least, but this is getting ridiculous.

    They seemingly have no plan to get real definite answers. It is like they are just on a witch hunt to make politicians look bad. They have NO regard for the lives lost and it is sickening.

    Get REAL answers or shut the hell up already.
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    Re: There was a stand down order given in Benghzi

    Quote Originally Posted by AreteCourage View Post
    I'm getting so sick of this circus. What happened was tragic to say the least, but this is getting ridiculous.

    They seemingly have no plan to get real definite answers. It is like they are just on a witch hunt to make politicians look bad. They have NO regard for the lives lost and it is sickening.

    Get REAL answers or shut the hell up already.
    I agree, we need real answers..So far we have been lied to....Those fallen deserve better.
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    Re: There was a stand down order given in Benghzi

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Per CBS News, one of the previously muzzled survivors of the Benghazi attack confirms that Special Forces in AFRICOM were ordered not to go to Benghazi during the attack.

    The Administration swore up and down that a "stand down" order was not given during the 7 hour siege on the Consulate and that all available forces were rallied in aid... except that they lied through their teeth. The truth is somewhere nearer to the opposite of that account, it appears.

    More over, one of the Senators who managed to track down a consulate survivor found that he was checked into the hospital under an alias. He had to find then man through his parents.

    How can anyone defend this administration?
    Getting to the unvarnished truth here is going to be like herding cats. If the powers that be in all departments involved can't be brought down, it'll be just another he-said-she-said. I will tend to believe the witnesses because I know they are testifying at great personal cost.

    It just makes sense we left them twisting in the wind. Not being able to rally a defense force in seven hours is completely and totally unbelievable. For whatever reason? Our government didn't want to. Somebody said "No."
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    Re: There was a stand down order given in Benghzi

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Getting to the unvarnished truth here is going to be like herding cats. If the powers that be in all departments involved can't be brought down, it'll be just another he-said-she-said. I will tend to believe the witnesses because I know they are testifying at great personal cost.

    It just makes sense we left them twisting in the wind. Not being able to rally a defense force in seven hours is completely and totally unbelievable. For whatever reason? Our government didn't want to. Somebody said "No."

    The more I read the more I think that when the news reached the White House that there were survivors the Administration's emotions were a bit... mixed.

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    There was a stand down order given in Benghzi

    I'm outraged at the cover up of....something.

    I can't believe they tried to do that thing.

    It's very clear the mob was motivated by ...something, and the administration was clearly saying it was...the other thing. But they changed tgeir mind several times, which can only mean...something.

    And Obama was campaigning for President! That clearly was wrong because it interfered with....something.
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    Re: There was a stand down order given in Benghzi

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I agree, we need real answers..So far we have been lied to....Those fallen deserve better.

    Exactly. I feel bad for all the dead and injured in Iraq... all on lies.
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    Re: There was a stand down order given in Benghzi

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    I'm outraged at the cover up
    of....something.

    I can't believe they tried to do that thing.

    It's very clear the mob was motivated by ...something, and the administration was clearly saying it was...the other thing. But they changed tgeir mind several times, which can only mean...something.

    And Obama was campaigning for President! That clearly was wrong because it interfered with....something.
    Hillary, to the Father of the Seal who was killed in the attack..." We will make sure that the person who made that video is arrested and prosecuted "

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    There was a stand down order given in Benghzi

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Hillary, to the Father of the Seal who was killed in the attack..." We will make sure that the person who made that video is arrested and prosecuted "
    Yes. And clearly you know that they aren't doing that. Because, you know. When you're investigating something like this in a foreign country, you always make the details of the investigation public. Just like CSI.
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