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Friday, October 26, 2012

There was an AC 130 Gunship over Benghazi, but the White House did not authorize it to defend Ambassador Stevens and the other embattled Americans...so they died. These men were abandoned by their Commander in Chief.

An AC 130 Gunship has awesome firepower and can send pin point missiles to specific targets...
If you don’t get torches-and-pitchforks irate about thisyou 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.
General Petraeus notes that no one from the CIA called off the attack and points the blame squarely at the White House and President Obama.  Help was denied to the CIA operators on the ground calling for help three times.

Update:  Was the AC 130 over Benghazi when the attack occurred?  A Delta Operator says it is highly likely that an AC 130 or an armed drone was overhead.  Regardless, these forces were in Libya and could have been deployed in time.

Did the White House watch as they fought for their lives?

Tyrone Woods' father responds to the news that the White House was watching the attack in real time:  Mr. Woods notes that neither Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton seemed sincere when his son's body was returned to the United States.  Mr. Woods says his son and the other Americans were abandoned by their Commander in Chief.

Update:  The CIA denies through Petraeus not authorizing the Gunship to engage, but Barack Obama says he was never told.  Who does the buck stop with exactly?

Instapundit notes:

#BENGHAZI: “The stunning part of the story is that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty killed 60 of the attacking force. Once the compound was overrun, the attackers were incensed to discover that just two men had inflicted so much death and destruction.” Just think how much could have been accomplished if they’d had the support of their Commander-in-Chief.

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