Bob Owens

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Obama Admin told Special Forces team in Libya to stand down, and not rescue Benghazi consulate survivors

Written By: Bob - May• 06•13

The lies told by the Obama Administration about Benghazi for the last six months have started to unravel in recent days, and every revelation is more disturbing than the last.

The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has told congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks was forbidden from doing so by U.S. Special Operations Command Africa.The account from Gregory Hicks is in stark contrast to assertions from the Obama administration, which insisted that nobody was ever told to stand down and that all available resources were utilized. Hicks gave private testimony to congressional investigators last month in advance of his upcoming appearance at a congressional hearing Wednesday.

According to excerpts released Monday, Hicks told investigators that SOCAFRICA commander Lt. Col. Gibson and his team were on their way to board a C-130 from Tripoli for Benghazi prior to an attack on a second U.S. compound “when [Col. Gibson] got a phone call from SOCAFRICA which said, ‘you can’t go now, you don’t have the authority to go now.’ And so they missed the flight … They were told not to board the flight, so they missed it.”

No assistance arrived from the U.S. military outside of Libya during the hours that Americans were under attack or trapped inside compounds by hostile forces armed with rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and AK-47 rifles.

This is even worse than what we previously believed.

Barack Obama didn’t just deny cross border authority to various special operations-capable units in Europe. Obama already had forces in country, heading towards the plane, and ordered them to stand down.

Obama lied. SEALs died.

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  1. goatheads says:

    Sir: It might seem that Obongo and the good ambassador might have had some historical similar preclusions/tendencies [south 40 type] and dead ambassadors can tell-no-tales[tails, so to speak].
    Of course I’m mistaken and have misspoken, no doubt….

  2. A047 says:

    Heads better roll after these recent discoveries.

  3. Survival Skvez says:

    This investigation will lead to a committee to investigate the creation of a policy document to consider the ….

    In six months it will all be forgotten.

  4. idahobob says:

    People, we have enemies, domestic. The time has come to get rid of them all.


  5. Klingonwork says:

    Please don’t impeach der Fuehrer…we get Clueless Joe.

    Clueless Joe reminds me of the comic relief drunk in a western…a lot like Lee Marvin in the 1965 Cat Ballou

    Molon Labe

  6. thesouthwasrght says:

    I personally know someone that served on that very team, he had left that assignment prior to this and is now in a different unit. I hope to bump into him again someday to get his take on it as I’m sure he still associates w/ guys on that QRF.

    How anyone can sign up, remain enlisted or encourage their most valuable investment to enlist these days is beyond me. Corrupt to the core leadership, on the wrong side of God, and that’s not even accounting for the horrid ROE, never ending deployments and so forth. Micturate on that.

  7. avian says:

    i have a friend who said this today:
    USASOC, European U.S. Army Special Operations Command had A.C. 130 gunships ready and would’ve been there in 90 minutes. They were told to stand down. Being retired from USASOC I have heard this from more than one of my former Teammate’s.