Obama Let Benghazi 4 Die, Rather than Defy Libyan Authorities

FOX News continues to do invaluable work by investigating Benghazigate and Jennifer Griffin and Adam Housley have a new article which raises serious questions about the so-called “Timeline” as well as continuing to pursue the question of why the Benghazi were allowed to die by the Obama Administration.

Now Obama had no problem bombing and invading Libya to prevent a fake massacre in Benghazi whose existence he lied about in a speech to the American people. But he did have a problem sending troops into Libya to prevent an actual massacre of Americans against the wishes of the Al-Qaeda linked Libyan authorities.

The closing paragraph says it all,

According to a source who debriefed those who were at the CIA annex that night, “When they asked for air support, they were told they could have an unarmed drone.”

Any show of air power was clearly off the table. The CIA rescue team chartered a plane too small to use. US rescue teams coming from outside the country were only allowed to enter by the Libyans after all the fighting was done.

That unarmed drone was sent over by General Ham. Meanwhile the rescue op moves as slowly as possible. “It isn’t until 2:53 a.m. (about five hours after the incident began) that those orders are formalized by Panetta and the teams are told they can leave.”

The Pentagon says that the European-based team of rescuers landed at Sigonella air base at 7:57 p.m. on Sept. 12, more than 20 hours after the attack began and 40 minutes after the last survivor was flown out of Tripoli on a U.S. C-17 transport plane.

What cannot be confirmed is what time that team could have been outside Libyan air space. The Pentagon won’t say when they took off from Croatia.

Multiple defense sources say that the plane did not have permission to enter Libya. That permission would have to be secured from the Libyans by the State Department.

And so the rescue was effectively delayed, by both the Libyans and Obama’s cronies, until there was no chance that they would be drawn into a firefight at the CIA annex.

The team was most likely flying on a modified MC-130 P Talon 2. A modified C-130 flying from Croatia about 900 miles from the Libyan coast could have been there under three hours from take-off. Croatia to Libya is the same distance approximately as Washington, D.C., to Miami.

The CIF, which included dozens of Special Operators, was never utilized to help rescue 30 Americans who had fought off attackers on the ground in Benghazi until 5:26 a.m. on Sept. 12. Pentagon officials say it did not arrive in time to help.

Of course not. Helping was not a priority. Collaborating with the Libyan Islamists running things and their precious sensibilities was.

Or this is how it would have been put in Diplospeak. “Armed intervention in Libya will shape a perception on the Arab Street of the new government as American puppets. During this crisis we must rely on indigenous support from Libyan police and military authorities while keeping our intervention as low key as possible. While the deaths of American personnel are regrettable, armed intervention would lead to further attacks and far more bloodshed. The cycle of violence must end with us.”

And so Obama watched while four Americans died.

  • robert596

    With Obama's main advisor, Valerie Jarret being Iranian born and the president being an extremist Muslim himself–why would he not enjoy the slaughter of Americans. Notice all his moves and propaganda onslaught behind Congress–just a matter of time and he will use the military as he pleases.

    • Shane

      Obama did let our people die, but not because he is a Muslim. Obama is a Dhimmi, an infidel who has submtted to the authority of Islam. Obama had the maker to the anti-Muhammad movie arrested and he is now serving a 1-year sentence. Obama did not want to offend Libya by sending in American troops. He is a gutless creep, but not a Muslim. Benghazigate – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benghazi-Gate/22219

      • aprilnovember811

        Where's the evidence that he's not a Muslim. He said, "My Muslim faith," in an interview before being corrected. Have you ever mistaken your faith, if you practice religion? I've been a Catholic my entire life, and I can''t imagine slipping and saying I belong to the Muslim faith.

        Is this a case of "Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?" I know what I see, and hear. God gave me the ability to reason, and reason tells me, his actions speak louder than words. His name is Hussein by the way.

        Here's his grade school record from Indonesia. It has his faith listed as Islam. If he's claiming to be a Christian, he's either practicing Taqiya or an apostate.

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  • riverboatbill

    Our Calif-in-Chief doesn't strike again.

  • tanstaafl

    Any American life used to mean something.

  • truebearing

    Obama doesn't give a damn about the Libyan authorities. He was sending a clear and inmistakable message to the Islamists that he is on their side, even when they kill our people. It was a statement of Obama's real foreign policy of American backed jihad.

    If Obama really cared what foreign authorities wanted, he never would have initiated the overthrow of Mubarak, or gone after Bin Laden without Pakistani consent. Ha certainly wouldn't have bragged incessantly about killing Bin Laden, thereby rubbing the incident in the faces of Pakistani leadership.

    A disturbing thought occurrs to me (which seems to be the only kind I have anymore). Did Obama literally sacrifice Stevens and the others as a kind of sacrifice, a way of evening things up with Al Queda for killing Bin Laden? Was Obama trying to prove his solidarity with the Islamists by allowing an American ambassador to be slaughtered with impunity?

  • flowerknife_us

    The Ambassador was the glue to make the movie stick to the wall. Supporting the UN efforts to outlaw criticism of Islam.

    AMERICANS died and OBAMA lied. Along with all the rest of his cabal.

  • Mary Sue

    IF I were prez:

    "Listen buddy, I put you in charge of Libya and I can TAKE YOU OUT, so remember that and don't do anything stupid. I'm going to send some stuff in there and if you attack it there will be HELL to pay. Got it?"

  • FPF

    If Obama won't defend the US territory in a foreign country, he will not defend the US territory at home. And four more years will lead to who knows how many more deaths under his party's policy? Unless there are some people who have courage and defiance to his rule, people will be doomed.

  • shane caudill

    Screw Croatia….Sigonella air base is only 531 miles away and has plenty of air assets. Take your pick. I was stationed there for 2yrs. Secretary of Defense is a damn liar.

  • jemaasjr

    The certain thing is that we have a commander in chief who is so ineffective that you can not figure out what side he is on.

  • Rusino

    Everything we now know about Obama was evident before 2008. The American press, people and Politicians did not pursue the true facts! WHY?

  • Erwin

    I think the opposite is true. Who knows what scandals are down there in the White House.

    Gen. Petraeus is a careerist. And as the top man at the CIA he knows a lot more than we do. If the **** is going to hit the fan and Obama's presidentcy is going down in flames, he is the person who is most likely to know that.

    I think this move saved his future career.

  • Nocrazyhere

    People…..you're letting your imagination and mental illness take you to a place of imagined hysteria..people that read and believe this rhetoric really need to get a clue.