posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 04:14 AM
originally posted by: Indigo5
originally posted by: BobAthome
originally posted by: Indigo5
Military officers testified that there was no "stand-down order" that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three
other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Their testimony undercut the contention of Republican lawmakers.
The "stand-down" theory centers on a Special Operations team — a detachment leader, a medic, a communications expert and a weapons operator with
his foot in a cast — that was stopped from flying from Tripoli to Benghazi after the attacks of Sept. 11-12, 2012, had ended. Instead, it was
instructed to help protect and care for those being evacuated from Benghazi and from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli.
The senior military officer who issued the instruction to "remain in place" and the detachment leader who received it said it was the right decision
and has been widely mischaracterized. The order was to remain in Tripoli and protect some three dozen embassy personnel rather than fly to Benghazi
some 600 miles away after all Americans there would have been evacuated. And the medic is credited with saving the life of an evacuee from the
And not just the Brass...Here is the guy that the GOP was touting as receiving the "Stand Down" order...
The Special Operations detachment leader's name is omitted from the testimony transcript, but he previously has been identified as Lt. Col. S.E.
Gibson. More than a year-and-a-half later, Gibson, who is now a colonel, agreed that staying in Tripoli was the best decision.
"It was not a stand-down order," he testified in March. "It was not, 'Hey, time for everybody to go to bed.' It was, you know, 'Don't go.
Don't get on that plane. Remain in place.'"
"Initially, I was angry," Gibson said. "A tactical commander doesn't like to have those decisions taken away from him. But then once I digested it
a little bit, then I realized, OK, maybe there was something else that was going on. Maybe I'm needed here for something else."
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I do find it strange how much airtime misinformation gets...for months...on ATS, and when the truth comes out, silence?
No one feel like they were BSed by the GOP's propaganda directorate?
"No 'Stand-Down Order' It was ""Don't go. Don't get on that plane. Remain in place.'"
so which is it again,,?? im confused,,or do u mean the exact wording was not "Stand-Down"???
of course it is military so guess im missing something in the translation.
RIGHT OR WRONG, WASN'T THAT AN ORDER TO "STAND DOWN"?
Not according to Losey [who told Gibson to remain in Tripoli] and Gibson [Who was told to remain in Tripoli].
Civilians might say that Losey ordered Gibson to stand down from his race to the scene. But Losey and Gibson say in their military parlance, standing
down means ceasing operations.
"It was not a stand-down order," Gibson said. "It was not, `Hey, time for everybody to go to bed.' It was, you know, `Don't go. Don't get on
that plane. Remain in place.'"
"It was never an order to stand down," Losey said. "It was an order to remain in place and continue to provide your security role in
It was 4 guys in Tripoli, one with his foot in cast, with side-arms. Their role was to protect Tripoli Embassy personnel. One of them was also a
medic, who treated evacuees when they arrived in Tripoli.
Stand down means it OVER...this was a tactical direction to remain in Tripoli during what could have potentially been coordinated attacks at both
"hold that hill" is not a stand down order...it's not "operations over" in military parlance or any other semantics interpretation.
The GOP talking heads chose "Stand Down Order" knowing full well it's meaning, it fit their false narrative and it was a false claim.
so, 4 guys and one of them in a cast were going to protect the main embassy in tripoli?
if they were that good, they should have been sent to benghazi.
i don't believe any of the crap, like neo says.
there was a friggin huge hole in the wall from the last attack.
hillary thinks she had enough security there?
and speaking of stand down, who lied about the vid for weeks? the GOP?