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Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
Would the presence of the Spec Forces made any differences, more so after the ambassador had been found dead and the other 2 only hours away from death, which the trip from Tripoli would have taken the same or not longer time?
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101It was a tragic fate, not only for those in the embassy, but even for the small group of spec offrs whom would not have been able to deal with that highly charged and inflamed radicalised heavily armed mob with an intent by the hundreds there.
The State Department acknowledged Wednesday that it rejected appeals for more security at its diplomatic posts in Libya in the months before a fatal terrorist attack in Benghazi as Republicans suggested that lapses contributed to the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.
Biden is already trying to say it is the republicans fault for not approving the full amount requested; however......
embassy security in fiscal 2012 ($2.311 billion) was $330 million less than the Obama administration had requested ($2.641 billion).
even if it was the full 330 million out of 2.311 billion that is no excuse for leaving and not supporting the consulate when everyone in the field was reporting the situation was not stable and requested more security.
Conclusion: The GOP-led House did initially approve about $330 million less than what the administration requested, but in the final bill, passed with bipartisan support after adjustments by the Senate, put the amount a little closer to the administration's target.
Originally posted by elouina
What I can't understand is why everyone in the media and in government offices are suddenly acting so shocked. All these things were known before the election. And before the whistleblowers came forward. It was downright obvious that a cover-up was happening and Obama was getting away with it. I am soo sick and tired of the most corrupt president this nation has ever seen always coming up smelling like roses. America you have been conned by a sneaky lying man with his own agenda. Just wait, I suspect even more truths are going to come out about other things besides Benghazi in the near future. It is about time!
Originally posted by MystikMushroom
I thought we already knew this?
In the weeks after the incident didn't it come out that there had been orders to not allow help? Not really sure why this is "news" to anyone.
The problem is, when you throw in extra men on the ground, without knowing the size and disposition of your enemy -- you may just end up with more bodies and blood on your hands. This was also discussed months ago.
Originally posted by cavtrooper7
reply to post by SeekerofTruth101
They're called AIRSTRIKES,we use them once battles are heavily engaged with "Danger Close" on the request. There weren't any "innocent" protesters IF they surrounded the shooters,which I doubt.
If an Eagle can hit a fox hole guns only, then a friggin squid in an F18 could line up a street and do it too.