Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Night Obama Should Not Have Gone Back to Sleep

Special-ops teams and air cover were readily available, and could’ve been on the scene in less than two hours. (The attack lasted for more than six hours.)

In fact, two surveillance drones were deployed — both capable of relaying real-time visuals of what was happening.

But urgent requests for help were rejectedeven when Woods and two others radioed that they had a laser fixed on the terrorists who were firing mortars and called in their coordinates.

Woods and another former SEAL, Glen Doherty, were killed by a mortar shell about six hours after the initial assault began.

“My son . . . responded to the cries for help and voluntarily sacrificed his life to protect the lives of other Americans,” says his father, Charles Woods.

“This has nothing to do with politics,” he added. “This has to do with integrity and honor. My son showed moral courage.” _NYP
A president is supposed to make the hard decisions that no one else can make -- and then he is expected to take responsibility for those decisions. US President Obama has, however, made a life of avoiding decisions and avoiding responsibility. And so it was that when Obama was presented with the choice of sending in a rescue team to get the diplomats and their staff out of Benghazi, Obama made a "no decision, decision." And went back to sleep.
Washington decision-makers – from the Pentagon to the White House Situation Room – must have known within minutes or hours that the incident in Benghazi was 9/11.2, the second successful al Qaeda attack on American soil. They also would have known that this well-coordinated assault killed the American ambassador to Libya, as well as three other Americans who fought valiantly to save him.

...The president keeps trying to cover up his mistakes, and the press establishment is determined to look away, despite the cascading contradictions.... The president must now answer for the misdeeds his subordinates and his media allies tried so hard to cover up. _Obama Knew

...an urgent request for military help during last month’s terrorist attack on the US consulate there “was denied by the CIA chain of command.”

The attack, on the anniversary of 9/11, killed US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three embassy personnel, including two former Navy SEALs working as security contractors.

... a Special Operations team had been moved to US military facilities in Sigonella, Italy – approximately two hours away – but were never told to deploy.

“The fighting at the CIA annex [in Benghazi] went on for more than four hours – enough time for any planes based in Sigonella Air base, just 480 miles away, to arrive. Fox News has also learned that two separate Tier One Special operations forces were told to wait, among them Delta Force operators.” _CSMonitor

Obama received his wake-up call, but chose to go back to sleep. He wanted to be well rested for that big fund-raiser in Vegas. Campaigns take priority over everything else. And with Obama, life itself is nothing but a campaign. That idea was drummed into his head by Mom and Frank, and he is never going to forget it.

1 comment:

Robert Cameron said...

This story is becoming increasingly sickening. As a proud Englishman, and conservative supporter of the UKIP party - your equivalent of the Tea Party really - it seems Obama is presiding over the diminishment of American power in the world. One grants him credit on the Osama kill decision, but his gutless move in the Benghazi crisis was just as bad in the other direction
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