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    Re: Gates: Some Benghazi critics have "cartoonish" view of military capability

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    But they are lifting their fingers, CJ! They're typing! Granted, it's not to offer sympathy to the families of the men who were murdered by cowardly unwashed thugs in Benghazi, but attempts to justify BHO's seeming lack of concern for the lives of our Embassy personnel and Seals who were waiting in vain for help that never came. I wonder if their opinion would be the same if one of their husbands, brothers or friends had been among those who died in Benghazi! To each his own opinion...but very sad indeed...
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    Re: Gates: Some Benghazi critics have "cartoonish" view of military capability

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I believe the issue was defending against mortars and RPGs, neither of which are fired from that range unless it's a suicide mission of some sort...
    in which case we are talking about the attacks on the CIA annex, where two people were killed by mortar fire.

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    Re: Gates: Some Benghazi critics have "cartoonish" view of military capability

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    Our missile guidance technology is beyond approach. We can program a cruise missile to fly down the street and go thru someones bedroom window, but the explosion would take out the whole block, if not more. So that missile would have probably taken out the Americans we were trying to save.
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    We have missiles that are made purely out of concrete, nothing else. People, do just a little research so your'e not left guessing.
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    Re: Gates: Some Benghazi critics have "cartoonish" view of military capability

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    in which case we are talking about the attacks on the CIA annex, where two people were killed by mortar fire.
    When we make no attempt to provide support during an attack, it is an issue even if no one were to have lost their lives...
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    Re: Gates: Some Benghazi critics have "cartoonish" view of military capability

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    When we make no attempt to provide support during an attack, it is an issue even if no one were to have lost their lives...
    Which attack the one on the consulate, or the one on the Annex.

    the mortar attacks that killed the two victims in the annex came after there had been a lull in the initial attack on the annex.

    should they have called for backup at the start of the attack, or when they were being shelled by mortars?

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    Re: Gates: Some Benghazi critics have "cartoonish" view of military capability

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Which attack the one on the consulate, or the one on the Annex.

    the mortar attacks that killed the two victims in the annex came after there had been a lull in the initial attack on the annex.

    should they have called for backup at the start of the attack, or when they were being shelled by mortars?
    Should who or what have been called back up? There was never an order executed to provide support from the start of the attacks. The ex SEALS at the annex were there against orders...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Gates: Some Benghazi critics have "cartoonish" view of military capability

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Should who or what have been called back up? There was never an order executed to provide support from the start of the attacks. The ex SEALS at the annex were there against orders...
    and no one knew that until they had already left for benghazi. so who could have provided them backup without permission.

    and besides when the attacks began No one in command knew what was going on. it was imposable to discern what was happening because it was pure pandimonium out there.

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    Re: Gates: Some Benghazi critics have "cartoonish" view of military capability

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    and no one knew that until they had already left for benghazi. so who could have provided them backup without permission.
    I'm sorry, but this comment is just to stupid to address in a rational manner...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Gates: Some Benghazi critics have "cartoonish" view of military capability

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I'm sorry, but this comment is just to stupid to address in a rational manner...
    look at the edit i made then.

    if one wants to nitpick about not reacting to the calls for help, then one could point out disingenuously that ambassador Stephan called hicks back in Tripoli begging for help, but hicks did not answer the phone the first two times because he did not recognize the number calling him was his boss in Benghazi.

    again there was not enough information to clarify what was going on.
    Last edited by Unitedwestand13; 05-13-13 at 07:56 PM. Reason: adding some more details

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    Re: Gates: Some Benghazi critics have "cartoonish" view of military capability

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    look at the edit i made then.
    Why? You didn't find it important in the initial response...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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