The American people must force the media to cover this story. This is a Presidential scandal of epic proportions.
Earlier today we reported on the news that the SEALs in Benghazi begged for help. Begged for help and were told to “stand down” multiple times.
The PJ Tatler reports that help was not that far away. The group could have been aided by the presence of an AC-130 that was actually stationed in Benghazi.
If you don’t get torches-and-pitchforks irate about this, you are not an American:
The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up support from a Specter gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights. The fighting at the CIA annex 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.
There were two AC-130Us deployed to Libya in March as part of Operation Unified Protector.
The AC-130U is a very effective third-generation fire-support aircraft, capable of continuous and extremely accurate fire onto multiple targets. It has been used numerous times in Iraq and Afghanistan to save pinned-down allied forces, and has even been credited with the surrender of the Taliban city of Kunduz.
Torches and pitchfork irate is an understatement.
Doug Ross writes:
Benghazi-gate is spinning out of control and the Obama administration is dying right before our eyes, thanks especially to leaks that are coming fast and furious (no pun intended; oh, and here’s a helpful hint for future Democrat Presidents in the mold of Carter and Obama: throw the intel community under the bus at your own peril).
In recounting this sordid abdication of leadership (or worse), Glenn Beck stated this afternoon that, “Today, officially, is the day that I no longer recognize my country.”
And Karin McQuillan asks, “Did Obama watch while they fought for their lives?”
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for President Obama, there’s this.
Via the Weekly Standard:
Breaking news on Benghazi: the CIA spokesman, presumably at the direction of CIA director David Petraeus, has put out this statement: “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. ”
So who in the government did tell “anybody” not to help those in need? Someone decided not to send in military assets to help those Agency operators. Would the secretary of defense make such a decision on his own? No.
It would have been a presidential decision. There was presumably a rationale for such a decision. What was it? When and why—and based on whose counsel obtained in what meetings or conversations—did President Obama decide against sending in military assets to help the Americans in need?
The emphasis was added here, but let’s re-read that portion again.
Who in the Government did tell “anybody” not to help those in need?
It would have been a presidential decision.
Now, watch the President do what he’s done so successfully over the last month and a half – avoid answering questions about Benghazi.
He watched them die. He watched them die and then flew to Vegas for a fundraiser.
Where is the American media? Running scared.
We watched Navy SEALs ignore orders to stand down, running directly into the fight.
Then the President abandoned them. And now the media is abandoning them again.
America, we can not abandon these brave men a third time.