Bracken: Did Obama Withhold Cross-Border Authority?


From Matt Bracken:

Did Obama Withhold Cross-Border Authority?

Please help me.

I am trying as hard as I can to get out the word about cross-border authority (CBA).

I just can’t believe reporters don’t know enough to ask the right questions! It’s infuriating.

Libya, as far as standing down the rescue, is 100% Obama’s show, and nobody else’s. Only he can grant CBA, not Biden, not Panetta, not Dempsey, not Hillary, and certainly not Ham in Germany.

The entire episode is explained perfectly inside the context of not granting CBA. The CIA QRF in Tripoli? No problem, send them on the local Tripoli station chief’s say-so. He merely informs up COC that he has done so. CCs them so to speak. “This is what I am doing.” Ditto if Predators were in country, no problem using them.

But the big rescue air armada streaming toward Libya right away after the alarm got to Stuttgart and Africom? That has to stop. I believe at the 5pm meeting with Panetta and Biden in the Oval Office, he said, “No outside military intervention,” on the basis that the last report was the “lull” from the consulate, at about 1030 p.m. in Benghazi, when the attack appeared to be over and the situation stabilizing.

(As a soft exception, Obama may have authorized sending an unarmed Predator from outside of Libya, but I am thinking the two Predators were already in-country, and hence available to use within “no CBA granted” rules.)

“No outside military intervention” equals “no cross-border authority” and that constitutes “standing orders” until POTUS changes them. Nobody else can “un-decide” the POTUS decree. The rescue air-armada of C-17s, C-130s and SOF helos like MH-47 Chinooks and Pavehawks cannot proceed directly to Libya without CBA being granted, so instead they are all staged at Sigonella, Sicily.

USN ships are in position to “lilypad” helos for long over-water flights. Airborne tankers are coming into position. SOF forces in Sigonella are going over their gear for different contingencies. Fuming all night as officers keep checking in with operational commanders. “Hold in place, no rescue yet. We can’t find the President, it sounds like,” say the colonels to the majors and captains. 100s of military must know about this. I keep waiting for the conclusive whistle-blowers to come forward BEFORE the election. After won’t matter, it will be for the historians.

Panetta is falling on his sword for Obama with his absurd-on-its-face, “The military doesn’t do risky things” defense of no rescue. Panetta is destroying his future reputation entirely, to save Obama. The question is why? Loyalty?

Petreaus was probably “used” in some way early, about the supposed CIA intel link to the Mohammed video, and now he feels burned. So he conclusively said via his PAO, “The stand-down order did not come from CIA.”

Well, what is higher than CIA? Only White House. Obama, nobody else. Petreaus is naming Obama without naming him.

Now, as far as Obama / Huma Abedin / Valerie Jarrett etc actually wanting Ambassador Stevens dead, to terminate the end of the very dirty Libyan arms to Syrian AQ programs, I can’t speculate. Obama is not competent enough, I’m thinking.

But for sure, the ambassador going to unsecure Benghazi on 9-11 of all days stinks to me of a setup. You can bet Stevens would have told the Turks, “No, 9-11 is not a good day for us,” and stayed in Tripoli behind many high and thick walls. For him to go to dangerous Benghazi on 9-11 means the Turks totally insisted, but why would they care about the meeting date, unless they were in on a “hit” as the Judas goat?

Alternatively, ordering Stevens to meet the Turks in Benghazi on 9-11 may have come from down OUR chain of command. Stevens seems to have been wearing two hats as ambassador and CIA arms shipper. Moving between more-secure Tripoli, the Benghazi “consulate,” and the CIA “annex.” So orders to him might come down the State or the CIA commo channels, or both. I am unclear on his job title and true position, but either the CIA or State sends him final instructions. How this works with “dual-hatted” ambassadors, I haven’t a clue.

But Stevens meeting the Turks at the unsecure Benghazi “consulate” on 9-11 stinks to me of a deliberate setup. The Turks left the meeting and probably flashed their headlights to the attack team commanders lurking in shadows. A coded text, a word on a phone, meaning, “The ambassador is there, with minimal security: proceed with the attack plan.”

That is all pure speculation. What I know FOR SURE is that the big “stand down order” issue revolves around granting or withholding cross-border authority.

Every SOF officer and ops officer all the way up has this drummed into his head. We can make Obama respond to this question, even if reporters must shout it at him while he’s doing storm cleanup photo ops. If the reporters KNOW enough to ask the quesion.

That’s why I am shouting all over the internet about CBA.

I can’t believe cross-border authority permission is not one of the top discussion points about Benghazi.

That, and who “set him up” by sending him to Beghazi to meet the Turks on 9-11, with them leaving after dark.

And of course, down the road, was the military rescue-in-progress turned back because Obama actually wanted to make sure the consulate was wiped out? Is that why the spooks at the annex were refused permission to travel the under one mile to intervene? That would connect it all together, but for now, the best focus is on Obama either granting or withholding cross-border authority for the rescue.

Feel free to repost these musings of a long-ago SOF officer anywhere you please.

56 responses to “Bracken: Did Obama Withhold Cross-Border Authority?

  1. Ambr. Stevens was a insider, one of the ‘elite’ if you will. And he knew if it serves the cause, then under the bus they go. Ya, they will keep thinking, ‘won’t happen to them’, but here the facts show us reality.

  2. The word I have is the last minute Turkish ambassador visit was to make one last dire warning to get out of Dodge due to an impending hit. Stevens has been warned that the mission was compromised and had to exfil. He knew assets were right around the corner if needed what he didn’t know is that Obama et al would not cover him.
    The Turks have been playing both sides of this due to their geopolitical situation. The only two scenarios that explain Obama’s not giving the launch order are; he is incompetent or he needed Stevens dead.

  3. The Turks meeting Stevens in Behghazi on 9-11 to give him a warning is not even a good cover story. Why would people interested in Stevens’s safety ask to meet him in the most dangerous place on the most dangerous day, then leaving him after dark, with an up-to-the-minute “recon” report on security within the “consulate?” No doubt the attackers were at the very least given word of the meeting with the Turks, and hence, Amb Stevens’s exact location at that moment. At the very least, it was a security leak, opsec failure. Or the Turks or Huma/Valerie or others dropped a dime.

    • Did I mention the Turks are playing both sides. They want to look good to us to keep the money rolling and they want to look good for all their bad-ass neighbors so they they won’t get kicked in the nuts when we go tits up. Whether you think its a good cover story or not it happened. Yep, “no doubt the attackers were given the word” and while Ambassador Stevens and the Turkish Ambassador were meeting ,the Russian/Iranian armed attackers were staging outside for the attack. The Benghazi consulate, as the media calls it, was nothing more than a nondescript building that lacked any major public security presence, routinely used by Stevens and others to coordinate with the Turkish, Saudi and Qatari governments in supporting the insurgencies in the Middle East, most prominently the rebels opposing Assad’s regime in Syria and its purpose was so they did not have to meet in the safe house.
      When this all finally comes out everyone is going to wonder how Watergate/IranContra/Fast&Furious/Monicagate on steroids managed to be so well quieted for so long, even with a major storm and an election getting all the news.

    • I believe the Huma angle is the right one. He was definitely set up. There had to be others out side the Turks own intel inside the embassy compound that were up to date on our security capabilities. Who would have known how long it would take or even if help would be sent? Who else would have known that all previous requests for increased security was denied? How would they have known that they could linger without fear of air support? Someone was inside to provide updated intel.
      The only thing was they did not anticipate the Seals ignoring orders to stand down.

  4. It seems to me this was a set up gone wrong. The intent was to let them capture Stevens alive and make an exchange for him with the Blind Sheik (Omar Abdel-Rahman). POTUS comes out looking like the big hero for getting our guy back in exchange for some blind guy that is due to die any day.

  5. “I just can’t believe reporters don’t know enough to ask the right questions! It’s infuriating.”

    Well, there’s that, and the fact that “reporters” are among the most ignorant of all “professional” groups, but with The One in power, even if they knew what questions to ask, they wouldn’t be asking them.

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  7. Very enlightening piece, Matt. Good stuff, as usual.

    One way or the other, Obama sure didn’t withhold CBA when it came to using American air power and munitions to blast Qadaffi out of power and into a death of torture and sodomy at the hands of those people.

    These deaths are troubling, but the “root cause” of this is the US’ unconstitutional, illegal, and immoral interventionism.

    You can only solve problems by addressing their root cause(s). Keep asking “why” until you cannot do so any longer.

    Even if this fiasco results in the defeat of Obama, the root cause, US interventionism, will remain.

    AP

  8. Carter “woulda”, but wheels fell off, his undoing. Clinton “coulda”, but Monica had his balls. Barry “shoulda”, but he is working on 3G in 4G world and is just oblivious to everything. This guy is not quick on his feet folks. Common denominator for all 3, is they put themselves (and I don’t mean the Office) before God & Country.

  9. indyjonesouthere

    I still think Stevens was to be a kidnap victim and it all went south once there was resistance at the compound. Think of the Muslim material that he could have been “traded” for and who would be at the center of the trade and sucking up the credit. After Viet Nam I learned there is scarcely a fucking politician out there that you can turn your back on. Stevens turned his back, he trusted the fuckers. Don’t be stevened.

  10. Earl P. Holt III

    Obama’s “October Surprise”

    WE SURVIVED OBAMA’S “OCTOBER SURPRISE”

    by Earl P. Holt III

    The September 11th siege of our Benghazi Consulate — in which U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were murdered by Islamic terrorists — was the Obama Administration’s attempt at an “October Surprise.” Like everything else Barack Hussein Obama and his minions have touched, it went awry with catastrophic results.

    This theory explains all of the currently available facts better than any other, and is eminently plausible: It is exactly the sort of tactic the Obama Administration would use as a diversion, upon finding itself trailing in its reelection efforts.

    First of all, it explains the glaring lack of security at the Benghazi Consulate. Security Guards in the form of Special Forces personnel were not issued ammunition for their weapons. Moreover, Consular personnel had made multiple frantic requests for additional security for several months, only to see these requests rejected every time by the Obama Administration.

    In addition to the absence of an armed Marine Guard, a 16-Man security team at the consulate was disbanded and sent home approximately a month before the attack.

    We have also learned that much of the assault on the Consulate was viewed by the National Security Agency and State Department in “real time” — thanks to our drone technology — but no forces were scrambled in an attempt at a rescue mission. Even the DC-3 that could have whisked these people away was removed before the attacks.

    These facts lead to the unavoidable conclusion that a terrorist assault on the Consulate in Benghazi was both inevitable and eminently predictable. Indeed, it was invited: What was not anticipated was that Ambassador Stevens and three others would be killed, rather than merely taken hostage.

    Second, it explains the Obama Administration’s motive. The attack on an American Consulate and the capture of Consular Personnel would have afforded President Obama an opportunity to negotiate with Libyan Authorities for their release.

    With the assistance of the Corrupt Leftist Media in the United States, any successes would have been portrayed as the greatest humanitarian effort since the Normandy Invasion, and would probably have ensured Obama’s reelection and a second Nobel Peace Prize. His triumphant return would dwarf Julius Caesar’s return from the Gallic Wars.

    Third, it explains the puzzling blizzard of lies in the aftermath of the attack. This theory also explains why key administration figures — such as President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Official Prevaricator Jay Carney and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice — stuck to their puzzling narrative about “spontaneous” demonstrations, while attributing the whole incident to some phony anti-Islamic video that no one ever viewed or heard of.

    Indeed, they stuck to the narrative for days and weeks after it was decisively disproved, suggesting that the game plan was already drawn-up, but when things fell apart, they had no alternative but a resort to their pre-written script.

    If this theory is correct, then Ambassador Stevens and these other three Americans were sacrificed on the altar of Obama’s reelection effort…

    ######

  11. HI, I’m a total noob on this, so please explain. I heard the interview on Rush Limbaugh with the SpecOp dude who said Africom HAD authority to intervene because it was a 4-start equivalent in trouble, which activated SOPs to launch a rescue. So according to him it is even worse. A relief op was in progress, but got CANCELLED by Obama, at which point Ham revolted and was relieved of his command. What do you think? Also, what do you think about the laser designator? If that Seal was painting the mortar crew, doesn’t that mean he had armed air support overhead, which also must have been called off?

  12. One more point. For those in the military, if you are ordered to be in a hostile place without ammo, hide a mag or two in your pockets. Don’t trust these MF’s anymore.

    • geoff goedde

      Either he FULLY EXPECTED air cover to arrive, or he was using the lasing as a last ditch effort to frighten off the attackers.

      Remember, the two ex-SEALs were NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THERE. Their ferocious resistance was a complete surprise to everyone, including the administration if it was a setup.

      Reportedly, the attackers were mighty p*ssed that two guys could have wreaked such havoc on the attacking force.

      My question is “what were these two heroes told as they fought to their deaths?” Were they told help was on its way, or that no help would be forthcoming? Who told them what?

  13. James D, yes, as soon as the alarm went off worldwide about Benghazi, Africom in Stuttgart Germany under General Ham swings into action and forces begin to move. Moving the QRF forces forward from Germany toward the consulate is SOP, and happens without input from the Whitehouse. But on the way to the rescue in Benghazi, there is one VERY big item to check off: “Get Cross-Border Authority from POTUS.” Under Reagan or any Bush, this would be automatic. But it must be given by POTUS! If Obama says, “No, don’t send an outside military force” because at 5pm in DC it sounds like the consulate attack is over, that means the rescue force must NOT cross into Libyan air space. They MUST get clear and explicit CBA before they can cross that int’l border on a hostile/armed military mission. My guess is Ham said, “Srew it, the AC-130 gunship is twenty minutes from Benghazi, maybe I’ll just forget to have them ordered back for a while.”

    Remember, by now the generals in the Pentagon, Germany and elsewhere are probably all aware that Obama has not granted CBA and is now playing hard to find. So they would be sort of feeling, “F you right back, two can play the “unavailable game.” As in, nobody was available to turn the rescue around right then.

    Crossing an international border with hostile intent is a BIG BIG deal. That is why ONLY the POTUS holds the CBA scepter. and I’m guessing he never approved CBA, at 5pm in DC, and then he never changed his mind, until he went to bed.

    (The worst part of it all is going to bed while the abassador was missing, and presumed captured by Al Qaeda. He could have been getting the Nick Berg/Danny Pearl treatment, and Obama went to bed!!

  14. Stevens died because Valerie Jarrett wanted him dead.

    • I do not doubt that for a second. With the operation compromised, Stevens became a future liability if he lived to tell the tale. Since Obama had gone nighty-night to rest up for his Vegas trip, Jarrett was the next Chicago thug around to give orders.

      • State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland denied Putin’s charges that US government is directly involved in supplying Syrian rebels with arms. How can you folks not believe Ms Clinton’s mouthpiece.

    • Semper Fi, 0321

      My point exactly. They wanted him dead, period. For whatever reasons, this was the perfect way to get him whacked, except some brave men with big balls stood by his side, died with him, and the situation got out of hand for Obama and Co. And then Hitlery, who has vast experience with hit jobs, runs interference, and it doesn’t work. See what happens to egomaniacs?
      I truly hope we get to see them pay for their crimes one day, maybe a short piece of hemp and a tall lamp post in D.C. would do.

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  16. Thank you, Matt, for posting this, as well as all of the other intel/opinion you pass along.
    I’ve already given this the widest possible distribution on FB.

  17. All this, and many/most of you won’t vote AGAINST Obysmal by voting for Romney, on grounds of your precious principles.

    What principles? Like the ones which demand that treasonous, murdering bastards must be driven from office BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY? Means such as voting? Those principles?

    How about the principle (or mere pragmatism) of taking tactical advantage when and where it is afforded to you? A vote for anyone other than Romney IS a vote FOR Obysmal, likewise not voting at all.

    This may be the last chance we ever have to remove this narcissistic psychotic tyrant/puppet from office peacefully. And, please, don’t tell me there’s no difference between it and Romney. Right now, I could care less that Romney believes in government… he does NOT hate this country, nor does he wish to destroy it. The other thing has demonstrated beyond any doubt that it does and it will. And no, I don’t think Romney can fix it all, nor can anyone right now, but he will buy us time. And the message MUST be sent that we will not tolerate another minute of the fraudulent occupier, that there are still enough ‘real’ Americans awake, aware and involved to remove him by the normal process… before resorting to ANY (other) MEANS NECESSARY.

    And may God forgive you if you shirk your chance to do what you can to avoid the worst case, as small a thing as it may seem…..

    • Semper Fi, 0321

      Keep believing in a magic angel. When TPTB decide they want Obama to stay in office, your vote and 100 million others won’t matter. The fukn game is rigged! Get it yet???
      Your worst enemy is you, you really want to believe that all this really works the way they taught you in school. It doesn’t, never has. Voting machines all across the country don’t work, and you want to stand in line, push a button, and thank god you did your civic duty to properly elect another official to serve the needs of the people he represents. Dream on.
      The only way to fix this is from the other end of a flash suppressor, anything else is just in your fantasy world.

      • You’re entitled to rant your opinion, sir, but you might try a little less hyperbole, invective and assumptions, and a little more reading comprehension.

        I am no child nor do I believe in “magic angels.” I am far beyond “what they taught me in school,” friend. Your whole second paragraph assumes things about me that you have no way of knowing and that are far from the truth so as to be laughable.

        I don’t understand your foaming reaction… all I asked was that those who wish an end to the fraudulent reign of the suppurating pustule masquerading as pResident take this opportunity to send him packing.

        He was elected you know… it wasn’t even close and required no mechanical or electronic manipulation of the vote to accomplish, although I don’t doubt that such took place and that, if they could, the demoncrats would rig the whole thing. So far, they can’t but if that thing wins this time there will be no more elections that aren’t foregone conclusions.

        “The only way to fix this is from the other end of a flash suppressor,”

        I’m sure that’s likely true, but much to be delayed or avoided if at all possible, which is all I was counseling. Vote as if your life depended on it because it does.

        Believe and do as you may, sir, but attack me as a child or fool no further.

        • Semper Fi, 0321

          If you have it figured it, why lecture us on voting for your choice? A man of your advanced intellect should understand that we also are not children in need of a last minute voting class. Which also came across as a rant. Why should god forgive me for not voting like you do? That’s a rather bold statement in itself, wouldn’t you say? You have divine guidance and I don’t, wow.
          Yes, I don’t know you, and thank god I don’t.

      • I do agree Semper Fi, but do you have the cue balls to get up from behind your keyboard and create some command and control for the resistance forces. When you have some concrete plans let us know. We are locked and loaded.

        • Semper Fi, 0321

          At one time in my youth, I spent time in the company of some rather awesome former SOG troopers, who taught me Counter-Guerrilla Warfare at Ft. Bragg, NC. I’m sure that some of that would come back to me, as a Marine Recon NCO, I had lots of tougher assignments than herding civilian cats. I spent time with 1st,5th,7th, 10th and 19th SFG, several SEAL/UDT teams at Little Cr. VA where I served as an Instructor at Amphibious Reconnaissance School and though many years have passed, don’t need lessons on being a keyboard commando. OK?

  18. And, if he will not go peacefully, through fraud or coup….

    GAME ON. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  19. I agree with the kidnapping scenario…. it’s the only thing that makes sense.
    Do wonder if that little storm last night didn’t have some help?
    Also heard last night to watch Washington State….seems there’s a bit of “power” showing up over it now….

    • geoff goedde

      If it was a plot to kidnap Stevens, then Woods and Doherty (acting against direct orders to not interfere and totally unaware of any plot) disrupted that carefully planned attack, They ran toward the gunfire and repulsed the first attack. Then the attackers set fire to the building and I believe Stevens couldn’t get out of the locked safe room.

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  21. But from the Sigonella Air base in Italy to the CIA “Annexe”, it’s just 480 miles away AND THERE ARE NO BORDER but the Libyan airspace to be crossed.

    And who cares about that border? — since the Muslim Brotherhood (& Al-Qaeda as its strong-arm) rules in Libya.

    I understand that ships and helicopters and jets from Germany or elsewhere could not cross the “red lines” of international border for a hostile mission, guns open. But I fail to understand that no AC-130 could have flown to Benghazi straight from Sigonella — since there are no border between. None.

    And besides, what about NATO?

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  23. We have been infiltrated, just ask Hummmaaa, Hilarious, Val. You can vote but you may not be counted. Don’t think everything is cool, it is not. Be aware, very aware and don’t be afraid to act when it becomes necessary, which will be sooner than you think. How many of you that read these kind of posts just scoff and say what a kook. This thread has a lot of good people giving you all not so subtle hints as to the fact that you are not really a democracy or republic anymore. They are telling you that you have been taken over and you don’t even know it. Start opening your eyes and try to see things for what the are. Beyond that I don’t have any solutions at the moment. Maybe someone else does. Only thing I do know is that if we keep sitting behind our keyboards, we are exactly where they want us to be.

  24. Mt Top Patriot

    Leaderships starts at the top. That goes for lack of leadership also.
    It no uncertain terms, the leadership we have is the enemies, (both), foreign and domestic.
    The very people who have only one duty, to protect and defend America, are the very people who we have to be defended and protected from.
    It looks like that defense is going to have to come from the people themselves.
    For sure, the barbarians are at the gates. And their leadership wears Brooks Brothers suits, lives in a big white house.

  25. Kateshon, yes of course there is a border between Sigonella Sicily and Benghazi Libya. Same as there is between Germany and Libya.

    • Matt, since the overthrow of Qaddafi is there a recognized government in place. If so another question would be, was Obama in contact or ever during the entire fiasco in contact with the recognized leader. Would there not be record of this.

    • Yes sir. You’re right. It’s pure protocol, I guess. The Military can not do it, cross the Libyan airspace. Even Force Delta from Sicily. Even if Libya is now al-Qaeda land, is now Muslim Brotherhood land. Can’t do it.

      That would have been General Ham GRANTING AUTHORITY.

      Maybe that is why he will no longer lead AFRICOM. Maybe he tried to give cross-border authorization, even if he does not hold the scepter, since only the CiC does.

  26. It’s not that the media doesn’t know what questions to ask, it is the simple fact that they are complicit in this massive cover-up.

  27. the facts speak for themselves and it is a massive, tragic cover-up by the Kenyan Marxist and his minions. But, as I said in an earlier post, Benghazi is a non-starter. The FSA does not care. The Dead Elephants’ head sock puppet is not pounding the table demanding answers. If they could not or would not do anything meaningful about Fast and Furious here on our own soil, who is going to give a hoot about a dead ambassador and his hired guns a world away in a land most Amerikan sheeple could not even find on a map

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  29. very recent history
    OBAMA,”we leave nobody behind, blah,blah,blah. all of us stand together,blah,blah providing the HELP thats necessary.”(quoted
    recently @ the Red Cross in D.C.)Is there a double standard meaning
    for life or critical issue?

  30. Why are we not protesting??? This saddens me a great deal.

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  32. robroysimmons

    Never mind the FSA and its minders, the mushy middle is the target. The mushies care only about retaining their money and priveleges that they think with every fiber of their being that they have earned one way or another.

    The case must be made that Obama and his admin are incomepetant and Benghazi is proof and that this incompetance will harm the Mushies and their precious stuff.

    Don’t worry about the FSA or even the “Patriots” Obama and Co. must be degraded in the eyes of the Mushy Middle, they must lose confidence in him.

    Unless you want him re-elected for whatever reason, and I’m not saying Romney is any thing to brag about.

  33. I like the botched kidnapping angle. Stevens travels to Benghazi on the day of the attack. He was out of country and had to be flown in for the meeting with the Turks. Witnesses (dubious I admit) state that the attackers had begun blocking the streets around the consulate prior to the attack, and we have others who were actually “guards” who were warned that the attack was coming and to either not show up, or disappear when it went down.

    You will notice that almost no one has shown a map of the consulate and the annex. At the consulate we have four people, the ambassador, Smith and two others who are not fully armed as news reports indicate that they had to leave Stevens and Smith to go get properly armed. In the meantime, the attack takes place, Stevens retreats to the safe room along with one of the two guys who went and got armed. The attackers locate them, but can’t get through the security door (which sounds formidable but per photos looks very unimpressive).

    Here’s where things go bad. To flush Stevens out, someone has the bright idea to use diesel fuel to smoke them out. They pour the diesel fuel at the door and bring over couches and douse them with the diesel as well. Light a match and wait. Unfortunately there is only a small window in a “safe room” and with no air flow, Stevens is overcome. While the attackers can’t get in, and apparently don’t guard the window, the guy with Stevens is able to get out and scramble up onto the roof and escape. Stevens dies of smoke inhalation.

    The consulate is abandoned, the fires die down, and the attackers are able to recover Stevens body. Initially the goons are elated, but the guys behind the goons are not and quickly get him to the hospital but too late. If they had wanted to simply kill Stevens they would have drug him through the streets and made a spectacle for the world to see. That’s the way these guys work. Instead, we have a few mobile phone shots from the initial grab, and then nothing until he is at the hospital.

    The story out there is that the hospital or the goons taking him there don’t know who he is and use his phone to call and ask who the phone belongs to. Please. It’s a US Ambassadors phone. You don’t think we know where he is at every moment via that phone? We knew where that phone was for every second of that night.

    Here is the real question. Why did they attack the annex? You captured a US Ambassador. You are a success and have proven yourself to the people who are watching. Why continue the attack after waiting hours to do so? There were 30+ people at the annex with apparently no protection and if you knew where Stevens was you knew that as well.

    • ConsiderThis

      They attacked the annex cuz they DIDN’T know where Stevens was and very likely thought he was now rescued & at the annex, and they wished to finish what they started.

  34. Mt Top Patriot

    It’s no wonder Libya is a total disaster. I believe King Putt and the rest of the one world order psychopaths went after him due to the fact Qaddafi was organizing a consortium of African States who where setting up a gold standard for trade, using gold especially as a form of basket currency to trade oil. Can you imagine the banking family cartels of the Federal Reserve and the Euro putting up with a form of currency that would relegate the dollar and euro to 3rd world currency status? Can’t print gold any time you like to control the world now can you?

    So now, they got themselves in a pickle, a huge political power and economic vacuum like a black hole.
    Besides, radical Islam is really no different than the ruling class we got now, they both function as a shakedown/organized crime syndicate dressed up to look and fool millions as something legitimate.
    Is what happened in Benghazi really any surprise?

    It is just a crying shame, an incredible tragedy that so many, from the public to the military is not aware and or buys into the lies and narrative.

    It is time to rid ourselves of these maniacs ruling the world.

    • Semper Fi, 0321

      I’ve heard some of the same rumors too, this entire faux war in the middle east is nothing more than a means of getting rid of those wishing to deal in gold. Which leads back to the Federal Reserve and it’s lackeys, nothing is too evil for them if it means lying and bombing to keep their fiat currency alive.

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