posted on May, 6 2013 @ 02:21 PM
Well, the plot thickens and these hearings are getting more and more interesting for something to catch and pay close attention to. Some key questions
may be answered, after all.
A small team of Special Forces operatives was ready to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi last year after Libyan insurgents attacked the U.S. mission
there, but was told it was not authorized to board the flight by regional military commanders, according to a career State Department official
scheduled to testify before Congress on Wednesday.
Gregory Hicks, then deputy chief of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya, told investigators for the House Oversight and Government Reform
Committee that U.S. officials had persuaded the Libyan government to allow the Special Forces operatives to board the rescue flight from Tripoli to
Benghazi. But an officer received a phone call telling them to stand down before they left for the airport, according to excerpts of his account made
available to NBC News on Monday.
Now, this is unacceptable in my view and gets to the heart of why so many of us were absolutely infuriated. Tripoli wasn't that far by air and they
could have had meaningful assistance on site well before things ended as badly as they did. It has been a suspicion, until now. By these early
statements of testimony to be given under sworn oath? It's about to become part of the official record......and from those who were there and DO know.
That conversation occurred after the U.S. ambassador to Libya and another American had been killed in the initial attack, but hours before a
second attack that killed two other
I believe there is a full forest fire burning under the smoke we see on this one. It's been a nearly lost hope that anything would be investigated in
a truly meaningful way, too. Now, it looks like that at least has some hope of changing.
Recall, after all, Nixon's fall from the White House started, not by the burglary, but by the cover-up. Ronald Reagan almost lost his Presidency over
the acts themselves, but ALSO, the outrage over cover-up attempts. Both incidents cost a good many people their careers and previous good names.
Time will tell how this shakes out, but this early look tells me we need to pay close attention to events this week. We could be seeing the early
stages of another event our children read about the way kids today read about Iran/Contra.
edit on 9/5/13 by masqua because: Added "team
wasn't" to title in order to reflect what is in the link