Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Special Forces Could Have Saved Those In Benghazi, But Were Told "You Can't Go Now"

According to more testimony on Benghazi coming from Gregory Hicks, the then number two diplmat in Libya, Special Forces could have been sent to Benghazi but were not (The Hill, via Instapundit).
The testimony by Gregory Hicks, who will appear before a House panel on Wednesday, contradicts previous testimony by administration officials who have said all U.S. forces in Libya were deployed the night of the attack. Hicks was in Tripoli during the attack and became the top U.S. diplomat in Libya when Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed.

He said the special operations team was ready to fly after Stevens was killed but before a second attack killed two other Americans.

After Libya’s prime minister called to tell him Stevens had died, Hicks said: “The Libyan military agreed to fly their C-130 to Benghazi and carry additional personnel to Benghazi as reinforcements.”

But as the special operations team headed to the airport, Hicks said, they got a phone call from Special Operations Command Africa saying, “you can’t go now; you don’t have authority to go now.”

The C-130 ended up leaving after the attack was over and the four Americans were dead.
Glenn Reynolds also notes:
And filmmaker Nakoula, whose YouTube video served as the basis for a lame cover story that no one believes any more, is still in jail.
You know its going to be bad when not only the liberal blog Mediaite says "Vindicated: Charges Of A Benghazi Cover-Up No Longer ‘Fox-Induced Hysteria’," but See BS liberal Bob Schieffer even uses the word "cover-up."

Any liberal who still dismisses Benghazi is beyond contempt. When you look at what led Richard Nixon to resign (Watergate), and the only two impeachments of a sitting President (Andrew Johnson and "Slick Willie" Clinton), these three were all political scandals and no one's life was lost. Benghazi involved the deaths and injuries of Americans, in an attack on American property that was ignored and covered up because it did not fit Obama's political narrative in an election year that "alQueda has been decimated."  It also involved an attack on one man's free speech because he was falsely made the scapegoat by the Obama Regime.


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