Great commentary from Alfonso Rachel and Zonation.
I have said all along, listen very carefully to what President Obama says.
September 13, 2014
This week, in a one hour interview with Bret Baier on Fox News titled “13 Hours” we heard first person accounts from the brave men who fought there of what actually happened during those hours of the attack on the U. S. Consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. The three men were CIA contractors whose job as part of the annex security team was to protect CIA case officers and personnel at the annex.
Around 9:30 pm that evening they got a call from their team leader that the consulate was under attack. The three were ready to go within five minutes of that first call, but were told to stand down or wait three separate times. After repeated calls from within the compound for help, and almost half an hour later, they disobeyed the stand down orders. Kris “Tanto” Paronto requested the support of a drone to provide eyes above and an AC-130 for protection and fire power, and he, along with Mark “Oz” Geist and John “Tig” Tiegen, headed towards the compound.
Their harrowing account of the events of that evening and early into the next day remove all doubt the stand down or wait orders resulted in the deaths of U. S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U. S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, along with CIA contractors Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty. To watch the full interview, click here.
In addition, we also recently found out about a failed Special Operations mission to rescue journalists James Foley and Steve Sotloff from their ISIS captors on July 4th, 2014. Against an enemy known to be constantly on the move to avoid their whereabouts being discovered and raided, we now know President Obama dithered and waited for over a month before authorizing the rescue operation that would have saved these Americans from their very savage and very public beheadings. When he did finally authorize the mission it was to take place on July 4th, 2014, with the president obviously hoping to reap the political fanfare and publicity of a successful mission occurring on America’s Independence Day. Sadly, when the extraction team arrived they found the place empty. The hostages and their captors had moved…evidently quite recently.
America has the best military in the world. Our Special Forces operators are the most highly specialized and trained warriors on the planet. Time and again their missions have been heralded during this administration, going back to Vice President Joe Biden lauding Seal Team Six for the successful raid and killing of Osama bin Laden. I don’t recall any other time in our history when their actions have been made so public, while understanding all too well that secrecy is integral to successful Special Forces operations.
Speaking with a retired Special Forces officer after watching 13 Hours he agreed with the CIA contractors that the stand down order and the thirty minute delay cost the lives of U. S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone S. Woods, and Glen Doherty. Which leaves one to wonder, after hearing the account of what happened on the night of September 11, 2012, why weren’t our Special Forces teams sent in to rescue the ambassador and the others? By all accounts this would have been a successful mission, and one the president could have capitalized on days before his reelection. If he really is all about the “optics” this should have been an easy decision for him. Instead he watched in real time as our people were murdered, knowing all he had to do was give the order to go in and our teams would have taken it from there.
No, there is more we need to know about Benghazi. After repeatedly requesting more protection from the State Department; after a failed assassination attempt on the British ambassador and the Tunisian consulate being stormed in June; after Sean Smith and Ambassador Stevens both recording events and their concerns about the growing presence of al-Qaeda in the area; why were these requests denied? There is a reason our people were held back from rescuing Ambassador Stevens and the others on September 11, 2012. What was going on that was so scandalous that the decision was made to permit Americans to be murdered rather than have the world discover the truth of the activities that were taking place in Benghazi? Who directed “Bob” at the CIA to issue the wait and stand down orders? We must demand answers from President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It really does make a difference.
Below is another great commentary from Bill Whittle of Afterburner: President Coward. While I agree the actions of our president are the actions of a coward, I believe the actions of the president surrounding the events of Benghazi go beyond cowardice to the cover up of something else that was going on at the consulate. We must push our legislators to pursue this until we get the truth.
September 13, 2014
As we see American journalists being beheaded on video by Islamic extremists; as we hear the horrors of Muslims and non-Muslims alike tortured, raped, sold off as slaves or brides, and murdered in the most unimaginable ways; is this all a distraction keeping us from focusing on the greater threat to the freedom of all mankind? Trevor Loudon discusses the Russian threat and their ties to and support for radical Islam. He explains the vital piece in expanding the Russian empire is Ukraine. If Russia conquers Ukraine, Europe will quickly fall.
Please listen to this interview and discussion and share with friends and family members. I challenge Libertarians to listen with an open mind to how you are being played by the very progressives you say you oppose. This is no longer a chess game, where one piece moves at a time. There are many pieces moving at once in an effort to distract, divert, and overwhelm.
August 27, 2014
On August 9th, 2014, 18 year old Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. More than two weeks later, despite unrelenting media coverage, this is still the only fact we know. The tension in this community between its predominantly black population and the predominantly white Ferguson police department appears to […]
August 10, 2014
It began with a guest appearance by then administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Lisa P. Jackson on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart back in April of 2010. During their discussion she stated that they were waiting for the price of carbon to be established so that we could meet our commitments to the country and […]
August 10, 2014
A recent Siemens/Mid American Iowa Energy commercial touts Iowans embracing wind turbines as a successful renewable energy alternative to fossil fuels. Having researched wind turbines and wind energy production it is difficult to comprehend why we continue to throw good money at the staggering failure this source of energy has proven to be in its […]
July 24, 2014
Hat tip Joshua Pundit – The current war in Israel is not between the Israelis and Palestinians, it is radical Islamist terrorist group Hamas against the very existence of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. Annihilating the Jewish state and the Jewish people is in the charter of Hamas.
July 23, 2014
This past Thursday Israel launched a ground offensive after days of enduring thousands of missiles being shot from Gaza into Israel by the terrorist group Hamas. Spurring the action was the discovery of thirteen Hamas militants exiting a tunnel leading from Gaza into Israel. Heavily armed, the militants planned on attacking and kidnapping or killing […]