This post is an update to my original on the Benghazi murders.
It turns out that the laser designators used by SpecOps only work – they only lase the target – when synced with an attack asset overhead. That may be an attack aircraft, such as an F/A-18 from the Stennis Carrier group, perhaps why Admiral Gaouette was sacked (for launching them to protect/save Americans), an AC-130, perhaps why General Ham was sacked (for sortieing that A/C to save American lives), or an armed drone. Regardless of which air asset was overhead, THAT an air asset was overhead seems indisputable – the laser designators don’t work unless the asset is on station, in range, and in communication, with munitions locked-on to the designator.
So the SEAL lasing the mortar pit that killed him was doing so with an attack aircraft on-station that was ORDERED NOT TO ENGAGE the enemy killing Americans.
Per a recently-retired LtCol assigned to the Med primary Counter-terror center, STANDING ORDERS exist for responding to a distress call from an ambassador. The orders are:
1. An Ambassador is treated exactly as would be a 4-Star General – respond immediately
2. Rescue/reinforcements are launched immediately
3. Rescue/reinforcement launch is not INITIATED by POTUS, DOD or State. They only can COUNTERMAND – STOP – the Standing Order to launch. Assets are launched UNLESS DENIED BY POTUS / SECDEF.
This means that in Benghazi, we had the capability to save those Americans, we had it on-station, the normal procedure is to immediately launch a rescue, and that this STANDARD PROCEDURE RESCUE ORDER was countermanded – actively denied while in-process – by POTUS and/or SecDef.
Those Americans did not have to die – even after Obama stripped their security. They could have been saved. Our rescue operation was ACTIVELY STOPPED by the Commander In Chief.
Obama LEFT THOSE MEN TO DIE TO FURTHER HIS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN.
Obama, Biden, Panetta, Clinton, Rice, Carney.. LIED to Americans for a month – STILL are lying to Americans – about the deaths of men FOR WHOSE LIVES THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE, a diplomat and warriors who, it turns out foolishly – fatally – trusted THEIR LIVES to their Commander In Chief…
… AND HE LET THEM… WATCHED THEM … DIE.
Then he went to bed, slept soundly and flew to Vegas.