Who gave order to not defend U.S. mission?

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The No. 1 duty and obligation of the U.S. military is to protect and defend the homeland.

All embassy properties are considered part of the homeland.

When the Benghazi property was attacked last September, U.S. military personnel were on-site.

An official in Washington, D.C., ordered the military to stand down, and not defend the Americans who were being attacked at the embassy consulate.

Four Americans, including the ambassador, were killed in the attack.

The nation was never told which high-level official specifically ordered the military to not do their job. The families of the four Americans – who died without being defended – deserve to know who gave that deadly order. All U.S. military, be they active-duty or retired, and their families are entitled to know who ordered military personnel in Benghazi to violate their oath to protect and defend.

Instead, American citizens are now subjected to talking points and political double-talk. We are being told that our brave men on-site were told not to fight because it was too dangerous.

We are told that fighter planes were not deployed because they were too far away, when they were actually in Tripoli, ready to go, and could have arrived in minutes.

This is gravely serious! Brave American Navy Seals were ordered to abandon their duty posts. Pilots were told not to join the fight to save our people. We deserve to know who gave this abominable order.

Jane Kenny

Bluffton, S.C.

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Darby
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Darby 05/25/13 - 11:27 pm
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If there's any way to lie their way out of this

one they will find it and use it to full advantage.

Ms.Anthrope
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Ms.Anthrope 05/25/13 - 11:29 pm
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and did you know......
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that the Obama administration has a weather machine that they used to create the tornadoes which blew through Moore, OK ?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/25/13 - 11:56 pm
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Democratic Senator Said Republicans Caused Tornado

Ms Anthrope, actually it was Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse who blamed Republicans for not believing in global warming and said it was the cause of the Oklahoma City tornado.

carcraft
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carcraft 05/26/13 - 03:25 am
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What does the Tornado have to do with Benghazi?

What does the Tornado have to do with Benghazi? Oh excuse me I forget. When you can't attack the letter on merit, slander the author, you change the subject. Ms.Anthrope, we are on Benghazi, maybe you should write a letter to the editor about the tornado... I'll wait...Meanwhile why did the Obama administration fail to allow the military to protect the lives of those in Benghazi and who issued the order?

Ms.Anthrope
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Ms.Anthrope 05/26/13 - 04:52 am
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seriously?
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The writer states: "We are told that fighter planes were not deployed because they were too far away, when they were actually in Tripoli, ready to go, and could have arrived in minutes." If this writer can spin a lie......... then so can I. Hence the statement "that the Obama administration has a weather machine that they used to create the tornadoes which blew through Moore,OK".
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Also, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey stated to the committee that no military assets were near enough to Benghazi and could have been rallied in time to help the Americans killed in Benghazi. The DOD staff at Tripoli were not told to stand down..... they were told to go to the airport and protect it.
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Some people ...carcraft....cannot walk and chew gum at the same time. They insist that everyone must stay exactly in line on the same story as everyone else.
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in GOP we trust.......... LOL

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 05/26/13 - 06:54 am
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Nice piece of fiction. A tad
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Nice piece of fiction. A tad longer than the one you wrote to Savannah Now. No disclaimer that you are an operative for the Bluffton Tea Party that tried a sneaky mass mailing campaign for GOP candidates? You see, Dick Armey's Freedom Works provides a list of names, Jane's group then get's people to mail them, in this case to Florida since SC didn't have a Senate race and for Romney and dodges a "Paid for by Connie Mack" or "Paid for by Mitt Romney" label on the postcard. Tricky. Not sure if it's legal but it's tricky, and if anyone know tricky it's Dick Armey. So this won't get pulled for insulting or libeling the letter writer, here's the story from Bluffton Today:

http://www.blufftontoday.com/bluffton-news/2012-08-12/bluffton-tea-party...

chascushman
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chascushman 05/26/13 - 07:33 am
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“We deserve to know who gave
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“We deserve to know who gave this abominable order.”
The whole administration has been lying from day one. They know their ill-informed supporters will continue to support it no matter what.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 05/26/13 - 07:35 am
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Fact

"We clearly fell down on the job with regard to Benghazi," Deputy Secretary of State William Burns told lawmakers.

Ms.Anthrope
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Ms.Anthrope 05/26/13 - 07:45 am
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@bodhisattva
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Your post was very informative. Thank you for sharing that info. I looked at your link. I wonder.... do you know whether the Bluffton Tea Party has 501(c)3 status? If they do, then this means they lied in the application when asked if they were doing political activities.
in GOP we trust.............

Ms.Anthrope
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Ms.Anthrope 05/26/13 - 07:53 am
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@chatcushman
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It has been stated by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey that an order to "stand down" was never issued. Therefore, the answer to your assertion “We deserve to know who gave this abominable order.” is......drum roll..... NOBODY gave this order!
in GOP we trust..............

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/26/13 - 08:05 am
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Who Gave The Order?

Everybody knows Damn well who gave the Order.....PERIOD

justthefacts
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justthefacts 05/26/13 - 08:08 am
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Apparently

"Hicks also said four members of a special forces team in Tripoli wanted to fly on a Libyan plane to Benghazi but were told to stand down. Pentagon officials said the evacuation was already beginning by then and those forces would have arrived too late." Oregonian

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/26/13 - 08:16 am
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A Total Lie!

"Pentagon officials said the evacuation was already beginning by then and those forces would have arrived too late."

Question? "SO"

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/26/13 - 08:18 am
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Like Saying....

We have an wounded American in a battle field....don't worry about him, he's already dead!

chascushman
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chascushman 05/26/13 - 08:39 am
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@ Ms. Anthrope
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I will repeat my statement as you have reinforced it. “The whole administration has been lying from day one. They know their ill-informed supporters will continue to support it no matter what.”
I don’t trust the repubs but I sure do not trust the Marxists/communists that are running the democrat party.

Ms.Anthrope
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Ms.Anthrope 05/26/13 - 08:43 am
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society mores...
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One is not supposed to speak ill of the dead. However I am going to say this anyway. I am sure that Ambassador Stevens was a very smart man and knew how to deal with the Libyan culture. But then he may not have had much common sense and he was narcissistic. He was very cavalier about security. I am sure this could be verified by asking the right questions to those most closely connected to him in Libya. In a dangerous region like Libya, the ambassador has a lot of authority. If he had wanted more security, then he could have arranged more security. However, due to his narcissism and lack of common sense, he thought that he could go to Benghazi on the 12th anniversary of 9/11 and it would not be a dangerous foolish trip to make on that date. And... no... I am not saying that he deserved to die.... but I am saying that if he had made better decisions..... he probably would be alive today. And that is that.

Ms.Anthrope
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Ms.Anthrope 05/26/13 - 08:48 am
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@chatcushman
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Obviously, you are partisan in favor of republicans, conservatives, tea-partiers, or any one of those groups who always throw the terms marxist, communist, (and socialist) at the DemocratIC Party.
.... so for you .... in GOP we trust........

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/26/13 - 08:50 am
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Ms.Anthrope

I just have to ask, "Why was it his responsibility to make better decisions on his security so that he could have been alive today." If I'm not mistaken, he hollered for "HELP" many time before this all came down......

Ms.Anthrope
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Ms.Anthrope 05/26/13 - 08:57 am
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cobalt
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but you are mistaken..... and continue to wallow in being mistaken.

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 05/26/13 - 09:31 am
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Ms. Anthrope, you might as
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Ms. Anthrope, you might as well give it a rest. They will invent their own headlines and blame everyone else. The events of that day went down relatively fast and details were scarce. There is no good answer to any of the questions- it was confusion. I doubt that there were was an order to stand down.

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t3bledsoe 05/26/13 - 09:52 am
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"Carcraft" good point !

"What does the Tornado have to do with Benghazi?"

I do agree with this statement from carcraft.

However, there must be some REAL way to defend The Obama Admin.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/26/13 - 10:04 am
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What Was Said

Somewhere by someone these words were spoken. “With the election coming up, we can’t afford to make it look as if Libya is turning anti-American after our support for them. Don’t use our military to help those people. Make it appear a demonstration connected to others in the region that simply got out of hand. Tell Susan Rice to explain it that way.”

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southern2 05/26/13 - 10:19 am
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Wait a minute...I thought it

Wait a minute...I thought it was all about a You Tube Video. Besides Sec of State H R Clinton has said..."WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?"

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 05/26/13 - 10:21 am
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Remember: The primary duty of
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Remember: The primary duty of security at any diplomatic mission is to protect/destroy classified documents. Safety of personnel is the secondary duty.

Ms.Anthrope
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Ms.Anthrope 05/26/13 - 10:38 am
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and then.....
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in Mitch McConnell's office, this was overheard: "errr..... we can make a scandal out of this..... all we have to do is continually echo whatever statements we wish to....even though they be lies....even if the facts show otherwise...... and we will put the fear of god into the sheeple and they will beg for us to have the presidency next time.... heeeheeee"

Ms.Anthrope
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Ms.Anthrope 05/26/13 - 10:47 am
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defend?
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so these posters have decided that the American rule of law is "you are guilty until proven innocent"...... that is.....unless you are a republican then you are never guilty.....because you are always "right"..... LOL
...in GOP we trust.....

carcraft
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carcraft 05/26/13 - 10:59 am
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Here is what we know

1) The ambassador asked for more security before the attack- it was denied
2) A special forces reserve unit asked to stay and provide more security and was refused.
3) The British had pulled out of Libya because of terrorist activity( the British Ambassador's car was bombed in June)
4) There was at least one other attack on the US Embassy compound in Benghazi
5) The Attack that occurred lasted about 7 hours and was at two different compounds
6) The CIA issued a talking point memo that linked the attack to an Al Quad affiliate. No mention of a Demonstration was in the CIA talking point.
7) The taking points were given 12 drafts that involved the National Security agency, The State Department and the CIA.
8) We were told that a jet could not make to Benghazi in time to do a fly over. (7 hours)
9) None of the Survivors have been before congress to give testimony to what actually happened on the ground.
10) A Special Forces team was told to stand down despite the fact that the Libyan government had a plane waiting.
11) Susan Rice talks the talking points full of lies and goes on 5 shows after the attack and spreads the lies. (it was a demonstration (lie 1), provoked by a movie trailer (lie 2) the demonstration got out of hand (lie 3)(Al Quada was never mentioned lie 4))
12) Obama speaks before the UN and reinforces the lies put out by Rice.

Now please inform me where I am wrong. The issues for me are;
1) Who refused to beef up security despite all the warnings?
2) Who authorized Rice to lie before the American people?
3) Were the whistle Blowers intimidated not to speak?
4) Who authorized the intimidation?
5) Who is hiding the survivors and why haven't they appeared before congress?
6) Who ordered the stand downs?

IN GOVERNMENT WE TRUST?

Ms.Anthrope
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Ms.Anthrope 05/26/13 - 11:26 am
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so far.....
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only Gregory Hicks says this..... no one else.... are you saying the chairman of the joint chiefs is lying????
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/05/08/top-diplomat-in-tripoli-p...
"The Joint Operations Center that was overseeing the response was getting inputs from Benghazi and from Tripoli, Firman says, adding it was "in a position to coordinate in a way that people standing on the ground aren't necessarily."

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carcraft 05/26/13 - 11:35 am
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I think he may well be a tail

I think he may well be a tail kisser. It seems the head of the CIA had a scandal break when he refused to indorse the talking points Rice put out! IN GOVERNMENT WE TRUST?

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allhans 05/26/13 - 11:38 am
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Apparently, rather than a

Apparently, rather than a weather machine, the Obama administration has a seer on board who knew how long the attack would last .....they didn't have time? Now just how did they know that it would be over in 8 hours, it could have lasted 8 days or even more.

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