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Navy SEALS Waited 5 Hours for Air Support Before They Were Killed
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On November 4, 2012 @ 12:26 pm In The Point | 10 Comments
The Obama Campaign cannot wait 5 hours without sending another fundraising plea for four more years of the same, but the former Navy SEALS defending the Benghazi consulate waited 5 hours for air support that never came.
The presence of laser capability on the roof of the CIA annex confirms what Fox News sources that night in Benghazi originally said, which is that they had laser capability and for 5 hours and 15 minutes were wondering where the usual overhead air support was, especially since, according to this source, they radioed from the annex beginning as early as midnight asking for it.
The presence of lasers raises more questions about why air support was not sent to Benghazi even protectively once it became clear that the fighting had followed the CIA rescue team back to the annex.
But the good news is that Obama did find the time to meet some coffins, according to David Axelrod who said, “This president is 100% committed to the people he sent overseas personally to represent this country. He’s the one who met those coffins when they came home.”
We’ve established that Obama is really great at having his photo taken next to coffins of dead soldiers. He’s just not very good at saving their lives by providing them air support when that might offend his Islamist allies.
One source said the Blue Mountain Security chief seemed “distraught” and said “the situation here is very serious, we have a problem.” He also said that even without these phone and radio calls, it was clear to everyone in the security community on the ground in Benghazi much earlier than 9:40 p.m. that fighters were gathering in preparation for an attack.
Both American and British sources say multiple roadblocks set up by fighters believed to be with Ansar al-Sharia were in place in Benghazi several hours before the 9:40 p.m. timeline and that communications also alluded to “heavily armed troops showing up with artillery.”
Multiple British and American sources insist there were other capabilities in the region and are mystified why none were used. Fox News was told there were not only armed drones that monitor Libyan chemical weapon sites in the area, but also F-18’s, AC-130 aircraft and even helicopters that could have been dispatched in a timely fashion.
British intelligence sources said that unarmed drones routinely flew over Benghazi every night in flight patterns and that armed drones which fly over chemical sites, some a short flight from Benghazi, “were always said to be on call.” American sources confirmed this and questioned “why was a drone armed only with a camera dispatched?”
Another source added, “Why would they put a ragtag team together in Tripoli as first responders? This is not even what they do for a living. We had a first responder air base in Italy almost the same distance away.” Despite the team arriving from Tripoli that night, sources said sufficient American back-up never came.
British sources on the ground in Benghazi said they are extremely frustrated by the attack and are still wondering why they weren’t called for help. “We have more people on the ground here than the Americans and I just don’t know why we didn’t get the call?” one said.
That’s another interesting questions. The Benghazi cables confirmed that the British had a far larger armed presence in Benghazi than the Americans did.
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