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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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hicks told congressional investigators that if the U.S. had quickly sent a military aircraft over Benghazi, it might have saved American lives. The U.S. Souda Bay Naval Base is an hour's flight from Libya.

 

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U.S. consulate attack in Libya

"I believe if we had been able to scramble a fighter or aircraft or two over Benghazi as quickly as possible after the attack commenced, I believe there would not have been a mortar attack on the annex in the morning because I believe the Libyans would have split. They would have been scared to death that we would have gotten a laser on them and killed them," Hicks testified. Two Americans died in the morning mortar attack.

 

Obama administration officials have insisted that no military resources could have made it in time. A White House official told CBS News that, at the start of the attack, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta "looked at available options, and the ones we exercised had our military forces arrive in less than 24 hours, well ahead of timelines laid out in established policies."

 

Hicks is expected to be the first ground-level eyewitness to speak publicly in the nearly eight months since the terrorist attacks that killed Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans. When Stevens went missing, Hicks became the Chief of Mission for the U.S. in Libya.

 

Ambassador Susan Rice and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton initially indicated the attacks were not planned acts of terror, but an outgrowth of a spontaneous protest over an anti-Islamic YouTube video. Unidentified government officials removed references to terrorism and al Qaeda from so-called "talking points" released to the public shortly after the attacks.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57583014/diplomat-u.s-special-forces-told-you-cant-go-to-benghazi-during-attacks/

 

 

 

 

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Yep. Sending fighter planes to a nighttime riot in the middle of a city is a great idea.

 

What could possibly go wrong?

 

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Yep. Sending fighter planes to a nighttime riot in the middle of a city is a great idea.

 

What could possibly go wrong?

 

cc

Obviously you do not understand laser illumination. A laser that they had is pointed at a target and the munitions go right to the laser illuminated target. Not even hard in this day and time. Day and night mean nothing when using this.

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Even though Obama said he would get to the bottom of the Benghazi killings, it's a phoney scandal don't ya know.....

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Yep. Sending fighter planes to a nighttime riot in the middle of a city is a great idea.

 

What could possibly go wrong?

 

cc

you are a retard...your father was a retard and all that come after you will be retards...hillary clinton and barack obama sent that man in there to dispose of him...fu ck you and your traitorous affiliates.

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zzzzzz.

So far, the only big revelation from this guy is there is no revelation. BTW: Issa. you are one really disgusting excuse for a human. BTW2: the other two witnesses were the lead security officers: so how come they let the ambassador go to Benghazi. Sounds like they all have some explaining to do.

Mandrew, you're a dumbfck.

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Why are we waiting months for those in the know to testify ?

Oh could be because the article is dated May 6, 2013, about 3 months ago.

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Oh could be because the article is dated May 6, 2013, about 3 months ago.

Could be because of a cover-up....

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macky, were you born a dumbfck, or did your mom's rancid milk make you that way?

 

dano...thank you for not shunning me BUT is that the best you got ? Your hero is in over his head and the only thing keeping him alive is the ultraliberal agenda driven media covering up for him or down playing his transgressions.

 

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dano...thank you for not shunning me BUT is that the best you got ? Your hero is in over his head and the only thing keeping him alive is the ultraliberal agenda driven media covering up for him or down playing his transgressions.

 

LMAO!!! So what is the ultraconservative media doing to keep him alive? LMAO!! You drag a 3 month old article here and think the media should have it on the front burner? LMAO!!! Mac, you made my day!!! Maybe you didn't pay attention 3 months ago, Benghazi has nothing to do with Obama, and everything to do with incompetent Stevens who left his turnstile unlocked, and Hicks who after finishing his TV viewing hour, called off the only extra forces that could have assisted Stevens!!! LMAO!! You guys are a joke. Obama is so far over you, his balls are resting on your eye lids!!

 

 

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Just remember if you ever go see your hero, be sure and bring photo ID !

 

Don't worry about it tho, if your going to vote.

 

BTW: what kind of hippy stuff are you smoking ?

 

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If was a tragedy but it wasnt criminal.

Really? So why the cover-up?

Why are they hiding the people who are there, changing their names, and giving people monthly polygraph tests to see if they are talking to the press?

 

Another Benghazi thread?

 

What's next? A Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in thread ?

New facts keep coming out... this investigation isn't going away, no matter how badly you want to sweep it under the rug.

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Really? So why the cover-up?

Why are they hiding the people who are there, changing their names, and giving people monthly polygraph tests to see if they are talking to the press?

 

 

New facts keep coming out... this investigation isn't going away, no matter how badly you want to sweep it under the rug.

Oh, that is all conspiracy theorist BS from some blog. Go ask your blogger about it, he probably has an additional dream answer for you. No, the investigation isn't going away, it is puts food on Issa's table and sends him on great vacations at your expense, you dumb mother fker!!!

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Oh, that is all conspiracy theorist BS from some blog. Go ask your blogger about it, he probably has an additional dream answer for you. No, the investigation isn't going away, it is puts food on Issa's table and sends him on great vacations at your expense, you dumb mother fker!!!

Congress isn't a blog.

Please do try to keep up.

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Obviously you do not understand laser illumination. A laser that they had is pointed at a target and the munitions go right to the laser illuminated target. Not even hard in this day and time. Day and night mean nothing when using this.

It's all so simple!

 

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It's all so simple!

 

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You mean you get it?!?!

Congratulations, we finally found how far the conversation has to be dumbed down.

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