reply to post by Grimpachi
ummmm, ever thought of it ??
more like lived it ... over and over and over again.
how many "conflict" fubars do i need to list before you'll understand, i get it, i really do.
truthfully, in this digital environment, it wouldn't surprise me in the least to hear/read that the delay (stand down order) was due to
the video feed was legitmate and not some hackers Onion.
believe me, if and when the excuse is released, it'll be a whopper alright.
i'll see your mogadishu and raise ya one Grenada, Bay of Pigs, VietNam and a few more if needed.
not saying it's ok, but it happens, that's the nature of the conflict.
don't suppose you'd agree that before we had a CIA, we didn't have these kind of intel errors either, did we ??
look, i cannot surmise any good reason POTUS would sit by and watch these soldiers be murdered. ppl can say it was a political, strategical,
tactical, whatever-cal kinda decision they want, it won't change my opinion about that.
it's been my opinion for some time that our soldiers don't belong there in the first place.
and they certainly shouldn't be doing the bidding of the CIA, ever.
[too bad their majority of recruits come directly from the service branches
if they (ambassador and company) were in such a position, really doing what has been reported, it wasn't the duty of the military to respond
so, until more details become available, let's not go down this road, ok ?
before it was reported that rather a consulate, this was a CIA outpost deeply involved in weapon transactions with the "enemy", i firmly believed the
military should have responded.
with new info surfacing, my opinion isn't quite the same.
oh please stop with the "fog of war" nonsense, i nearly
the first time Condi said it.
she must be suffering WMD syndrome.
ETA: ya know, after reading the release about the weapons transactions, the first visual that came to mind was of the character Nicholas Cage played
in Lord of War.
perhaps that's the guy Obama needs as an advisor ??
edit on 29-10-2012 by Honor93 because: ETA