A few words from a John Wayne characterization on why we must stand up and say and do what is right:
Recommended reading :
In relation to some of the information provided at the links above, (Retired) Admiral James Lyons reported that the Blue Mountain Security Manager, the one who had direct oversight of the Libyan Militias in charge of security oversight of our consulate in Ben Ghazi, "sensed something was wrong" on 9/11/2012, and issued an emergency alert over the cell phones and radios of the danger (that is -- something which the CIA Annex in Ben Ghazi, the embassy and consul in Tripoli, and others would have picked up immediately as part of an Alert Standard Operational Procedure) "that there was a split between him and the Martyrs Brigade" and got the hell out of Ben Ghazi.
On July 12, 2011 in the Washington Post, his Op-Ed's opening sentence answers why when Muslims attack mostly non-armed Americans or those not in the combat designated areas of engagement, that under Obama: "Today, the mind-numbing disease of political correctness has so infected the American military leadership that it is a threat in itself"
On October 30, 2012, Retired Admiral Lyons had another Op-Ed Washington Times piece that was the subject of the Foxnews interview at the opening of this post.
... Ambassador Christopher Stevens had to be in Benghazi the night of 9/11 to meet a Turkish representative... one of Stevens' main missions in Libya was to facilitate the transfer of much of Gadhafi’s military equipment, including the deadly SA-7 – portable SAMs – to Islamists and other al Qaeda-affiliated groups fighting the Assad Regime in Syria.
In an excellent article, Aaron Klein states that Stevens routinely used our Benghazi consulate (mission) to coordinate the Turkish, Saudi Arabian and Qatari governments’ support for insurgencies throughout the Middle East. Further, according to Egyptian security sources, Stevens played a “central role in recruiting Islamic jihadists to fight the Assad Regime in Syria.”
In another excellent article, Claire Lopez at RadicalIslam.org noted that there were two large warehouse-type buildings associated with our Benghazi mission. During the terrorist attack, the warehouses were probably looted. We do not know what was there and if it was being administrated by our two former Navy SEALs and the CIA operatives who were in Benghazi. Nonetheless, the equipment was going to hardline jihadis.
Once the attack commenced at 10:00 p.m. Libyan time (4:00 p.m. EST), we know the mission security staff immediately contacted Washington and our embassy in Tripoli. It now appears the White House, Pentagon, State Department, CIA, NDI, JCS and various other military commands monitored the entire battle in real time via frantic phone calls from our compound and video from an overhead drone. The cries for help and support went unanswered.
Our Benghazi mission personnel, including our two former Navy SEALs, fought for seven hours without any assistance other than help from our embassy in Tripoli, which launched within 30 minutes an aircraft carrying six Americans and 16 Libyan security guards. It is understood they were instrumental in helping 22 of our Benghazi mission personnel escape the attack.
...Having been in a number of similar situations, I know you have to have the courage to do what’s right and take immediate action. Obviously, that courage was lacking for Benghazi.
...Somebody high up in the administration made the decision that no assistance (outside our Tripoli embassy) would be provided, and let our people be killed. The person who made that callous decision needs to be brought to light and held accountable.
... Nothing less is acceptable.
On November 9, 2012 CNBC noted the resignation of General Petraeus as head of the CIA over this issue and misleading prior statements, rather than the extra-marital affair he cited as reason for his resignation.
General Petraeus' mistress, Paula Broadwell, communicated what she believed was the inside information
that General Petraeus had as of her question and answer session at the University of Denver on October 26, 2012.
Meanwhile, the Obama Administration tries to spin their way out.
Leon Panetta, now Secretary of Defense, lamented:
"[Y]ou don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's going on, without having some real-time information about what's taking place."
But we knew what was going on in real time, had the e-mails and phone communications with those on the ground in Ben Ghazi, as well as real-time extended video surveillance by drones which have night vision as well as infra-red capabilities.
To say that those monitoring in the White House, Pentagon, State Department, CIA, NDI, JCS and various other military commands did not or could not absorb either real-time video intelligence, or real-time phone communications, or read and comprehend emergency action e-mails in a timely manner, is a claim that is so ridiculous and unfathomable, that it makes them ALL out to be utterly incompetent and militarily incapable, as if that were an acceptable excuse on any level.
Even on the point of reading emergency action e-mails in the White House Situation Room - to not inform a President that they got an emergency action alert that their consulate and ambassador was attacked is an unconscionable lie.
This is affirmed by those former CIA operatives now voicing their concerns of outrage over the betrayal to our CIA and other U.S. citizens abroad. For example, Gary Bernsten, a former C.I.A. Operative affirms that the White House got and read important e-mails in a timely manner, and any White House claim to the contrary (regardless if it is to protect Obama), is a lie.
Meanwhile, the C.I.A. Annex is alleged to have been holding prisoners at the time of the attack in Ben Ghazi, Libya.
So, the new theory is that, instead of the Barack Obama - Hillary Clinton - Susan Rice - Jay Carney lie that the 09/11/12 attack was a (fictitious) demonstration turned deadly over a video about Mohammed on Youtube, it is now about possible foreign prisoners held by the C.I.A., later handed over to Libyan Militias on the following day of September 12, 2012?
[[[[[Update: November 14, 2012
Glenn Beck weighs in on this issue in light of the Petraeus - Broadwell adultery / sex scandal
End of update ]]]]]]
We can only hope that Congressional hearings on the matter will be conducted quickly, and with all the principals necessary (including retired General Petraeus for CIA, Hillary Clinton for Department of State, and Leon Panetta for Department of Defense), and be conducted zealously and with integrity and determination enough to set in motion a chain of legislative and legal actions that would prevent Barack Obama from taking another oath for the office of the Presidency in January 2013, or see his impeachment or forced resignation very soon thereafter.
Let us ever remember Obama's betrayal to our forces crying out for help in the field, and getting an intentional deaf ear by he who likes to overthrow countries for those who have sworn to eternally do us harm and be our enemies (Al Qaeda in Libya... and of late Syria,
.... and other Muslim Fundamentalist Extremists or Terrorist organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt) and aid them in overthrowing other countries to grant them overwhelming and undeniable aid and comfort, rather than to help those who he claims as his very own.
Let us hold to the Constitution of the United States and not to any one man nor make excuses for his betrayals based on political or social correctness based on skin color or any other excuse that too many people make for him, as though being exempt from being equally judged. If any have trouble over-coming the emotional bridge, let them envision how they would react if it were President Dick Cheney, and then think and act on the giving and sharing of their opinion accordingly.
Semper Fidelis. Remember the blood of our slain by an intentional aiding and abetting the enemy by Obama, and his orders for the CIA Annex to stand down and throw away two dozen U.S. Citizen lives at the U.S. "mission" (also regularly referred by the Media as a Consulate, even though our Consul is in Tripoli, not Ben Ghazi where this "mission" was), one of whom was his own ambassador / representative to that nation, as expendable, and American lives not worth saving. Instead of a Commander-in-Chief..."What a treasonous jerk!"
Remember Ben Ghazi!!!
That's my input.