Just something that has not been commented yet that I have seen. People keep talking about Italy and what not as being places where jets and what not are stationed and the jets not being ready and it would have taken hours for them to be ready and get there and what not but here's my question....We have 3 aircraft carriers in the Middle East right now. Last I knew whenever an aircraft carrier is in an area like the ME that they are suppose to always be ready to put jets in the air. What happened to those?
Not that I really care. What happened happened and it is done and over with. Shoulda coulda woulda's don't mean a darn thing and hindesight is always 20/20. What I am more concerned about all of this is how the story keeps changing and officials are contradicting each other.
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From 1948 until Obama became President, the U.S. Navy always had at least one Carrier Battle Group/Carrier Strike Group and a Amphibious Ready Group with either a Marine BLT or MEU on board able to deploy 1,800 Marines 24/7 for 60 years. President Obama as Cn'C has failed where the other eleven Presidents before him didn't. Just incompetency or dereliction of duty ?
There was one U.S. Navy destroyer near by in the region. Now I seriously doubt Obama or Gates no how to use that destroyer's 5"/54 gun. In fact I doubt 90 % in the military know what the 5"58 gun is capable of and not capable of. That's why we have Marine ANGLICO's.
Back to Benghazi and the two former Navy SEAL's. From their actions they believed that the military would be in charge, not Obama, Gates or any other civilians. These two former SEAL's lit up the Al Qaeda mortar position with a laser targeting designator. Why did they do that ? Because they were expecting either an Air Force F-16 or Navy or Marine FA-18 armed with laser guided Mk.48 bombs or even with laser guided Maverick air to surface missiles.
So Gates is full of crap. A Maverick can be launched at high altitude from 25 miles away from it's target.
Little Bighorn is a bad example, BTW. Custer wasn't on a rescue mission. Apples and oranges. The bottom line, is that if you have people on the ground, in trouble, you don't do NOTHING.