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Originally posted by neo96
For those who are still parroting White House/Clinton lies and saying "they did not have the capability to watch what was going on in Benghazi".
9:42 p.m. -- Armed men begin their assault on the U.S. Consulate.
9:59 p.m. -- A surveillance drone is directed to fly over the U.S. compound, but it is unarmed.
11:10 p.m. -- The surveillance drone arrives over the Benghazi facility.
11:30 p.m. -- All surviving U.S. personnel are evacuated from the consulate. U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and State Department computer expert Sean Smith were killed in the initial assault.
The Pentagon ordered an unmanned aerial vehicle that was in the air conducting surveillance on militant camps to fly over Benghazi. The drone arrived at 5:11 (Eastern Time..11:11pm local)
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) said Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Charlene Lamb “testified she had actually witnessed this, the attack, in real-time on a monitor.”
“At any time did you see the initial attack on a monitor with the president?” Rohrbacher asked.
“Congressman, there was no monitor, there was no real time. We got the surveillance videos some weeks later, that was the first time we saw any video of the attack,” Clinton said in testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
She told the House Oversight Committee in October that “When the attack began, a diplomatic security agent working in the Tactical Operations Center…alerted the annex U.S. quick reaction security team stationed nearby…from that point on, I could follow what was happening in almost real-time.”
Sec of State or the President??? No. In that type of crisis response situation that makes no sense to stop and watch TV, the drone video was of no value to them in the heat of the moment, that was for the Spec Ops operations. The Pres. and Sec of State weren't invisible...every minute of those hours has been documented and corroborated by GOP appointed investigators.
Originally posted by WeRpeons
I just want to know why they didn't pounce on Bush, Cheney, Powell, and Condoleezza Rice when the evidence of WMD's and the smoking gun "nuclear cloud" was found out to be just a bunch of smoke and mirrors?
Originally posted by tierdofbs
the point is not that the attack happened or that Americans were killed it the fact that you lied to the public
ITS ALL ABOUT MORALS!!
Well, Jake, first of all, it's important to know that there's an FBI investigation that has begun and will take some time to be completed. That will tell us with certainty what transpired.
But our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous -- not a premeditated -- response to what had transpired in Cairo. In Cairo, as you know, a few hours earlier, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated.
We believe that folks in Benghazi, a small number of people came to the embassy to -- or to the consulate, rather, to replicate the sort of challenge that was posed in Cairo. And then as that unfolded, it seems to have been hijacked, let us say, by some individual clusters of extremists who came with heavier weapons, weapons that as you know in -- in the wake of the revolution in Libya are -- are quite common and accessible. And it then evolved from there.
We'll wait to see exactly what the investigation finally confirms, but that's the best information we have at present.
Originally posted by Indigo5
(B) The photo from the OBL raid..that was planned...ya know ...drones above and network prepped for the OP....VS. A real time unexpected attack on a consulate in Libya.
Originally posted by Indigo5
(C) There is no reason for the Sec of State to watch a real-time view of the events...cuz the DOD/CIA were the ones that immediately launched the drone for the purpose of planning extraction and rescue. The drone was of value to Spec Ops, not the Sec of State. The Sec. of State is the one on the phone to DOD saying "do whatever you have to do" and on the phones to the Libyan "gov" saying WTF...on the phone to CIA and contacts in Bhengazi.
Originally posted by bknapple32
reply to post by neo96
A planned op on Osama bin Laden 10 years in the making of course had video with it. It was an op. Quite different from a raid out of nowhere.
But of course you fail to see that distinction because you have a political agenda.