21:42 -- Armed men begin their assault on the U.S. Consulate.
Benghazi Attack, the Complete Truth from Beginning to End.
From the beginning.
January 23, 2012 --A hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Clinton said security requests related to Benghazi were handled by others at the State Department. It is the State Departments job. Later she would say "I didn't see those requests. They didn't come to me. I didn't approve them. I didn't deny them".
Mrs Clinton said, “I have made it very clear that the security cables did not come to my attention or above the assistant secretary level where the ARB (Accountability Review Board) placed that responsibility.” Yet a cable bearing her signature dated March 28, 2012, acknowledges a formal request from then-U.S. Ambassador to Libya Gene Cretz for additional security assets, but orders the withdrawal of security elements to proceed as planned.
House Republican leaders released a report April 23, 2012 on the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, in which they claim former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton personally signed off on cuts in security at the compound, which they say would contradict her congressional testimony.
Let’s follow the time line.
January 23, 2012, request to the State Department for more security at Benghazi, it is denied by the State Department.
Mach 28, 2012, State Department orders drawdown of security at Benghazi with Mrs. Clinton signing the document to proceed
April 6, 2012 , the first bombing of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi takes place but is repelled.
April 23, 2012, request for additional security due to threat; request is denied again by the State Department.
June 6, 2012, militants detonated an explosive at the perimeter gate of the consulate, blowing a hole through the barrier.
.August 16, 2012 – Additional security requested due to imminent threats; request is denied the third time by the State Department.
September 11, 2012.
21:40 -- A senior State Department security officer at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi called the CIA annex and requested assistance.
21:42 -- Armed men begin their assault on the U.S. Consulate.
21:59 -- A surveillance drone is directed to fly over the U.S. compound, but it is unarmed. Why if an attack is going on would you send an unarmed drone?
22:32 -- The Office of the Secretary Defense and the Joint Staff are notified of the attack by the National Military Command Center at the Pentagon. "The information is quickly passed to Secretary Panetta and General Dempsey."
23:00 -- Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey meet with President Obama at the White House where they discuss the unfolding situation and how to respond. The meeting had been previously scheduled.
23:10 -- The surveillance drone arrives over the Benghazi facility.
23:30 -- All surviving U.S. personnel are evacuated from the consulate. U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and State Department computer expert Sean Smith were killed in the initial assault.
September 12, 2012.
00:00 to 02:00 -- Panetta and other senior leaders discuss possible options for further violence if it were to break out. Panetta gives verbal orders for Marine anti-terrorist teams from Rota, Spain, to prepare to deploy to Tripoli and Benghazi. Panetta also orders special operations force team training in Croatia and an additional special operations force team in the United States to prepare to deploy to a staging base in southern Italy.
01:30 -- A six-man security team from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli arrives in Benghazi.
02:39 to 02:53 -- The National Military Command Center gives formal authorization for the deployment of the two special operations force teams from Croatia and the United States (5 hours after the battle began). The team sent was not the closest and landed 20 hours after the attack began. According to the Pentagon timeline, the first conference call to AFRICOM, EUCOM, CENTCOM, TRANSCOM, SOCOM and the four military branches occurred nearly five hours after the attack began
05:15 -- Attackers launch assault on a second U.S. facility in Benghazi. Two former U.S. Navy SEALs acting as security contractors are killed. They are identified as Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.
06:05 -- A C-17 aircraft in Germany is told to prepare to deploy to Libya to evacuate the consulate personnel.
07:40 -- The first wave of Americans are evacuated to Tripoli via airplane.
10:00 -- A second group, including those killed in the attack, are flown to Tripoli.
14:15 -- The C-17 departs from Germany for the flight to Tripoli.
19:17 -- The C-17 leaves Tripoli with the American consulate personnel and the bodies of Stevens, Smith, Woods and Doherty.
19:57 -- The U.S. special operations force team based in Croatia arrives at a staging base in Italy.
20:56 -- One of the Marine anti-terrorist teams from Spain arrives in Tripoli.
21:28 -- The U.S.-based special operations force team arrives at its staging base in Italy.
A Special Operator says C-110 team could have been there within 3-5 hours away; I don’t know if they could have saved the ambassador, but they would have had a better chance then not sending them.
Our leaders in the White House watched in real time the attack happening; they knew it wasn’t a protest but a well coordinated military style attack and did nothing.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified at a February Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that Obama talked to him only once by telephone during the time the consulate was under assault, and never called him back for updates. Your embassy is being attacked and you show where your priorities lay. I have nothing against President Obama, if they would have been any far left liberal, Democrat or Republican in office, they would have done the same thing. You have two incompetent people here; Leon Panetta who should of kept President Obama informed and President Obama for not taking more interest in an embassy being attacked.
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.
What made me mad was the lied about it and all the spin-misters went to work including President Obama, Jay Carney, Susan Rice, Hillary Clinton, David Axelrod, and the list goes on and on but the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three others where killed during an attack that lasted several hours and targeted two separate facilities and the American people gave them a pass, reelecting incompetence.
What if these dead Americans were your father, your son, your brother, your husband, your uncle, your best friend; would you still voted for incompetence? I don’t like Mitt Romney anymore then I like President Obama but I would fill safer with him. If it was up to me I would want to get rid of most everyone in office and put someone there who will do what is best for the country instead of their own pocket book or party. I wouldn’t vote for a single person that put the spin on Benghazi. If they will sell their soul to cover up something as important as this, I know they won’t protect me, my family, my freedoms, or my country.
This is caused by selfishness; everybody in America seems to want everything for free and when they don’t get it they throw a fix. But as my dad use to say until he died, “Nothing is free; someone somewhere had to pay for it”. His words are so true and if we don’t wake up America, our children will be the ones who pay. As I have told you in a previous post, the President wants a Civilian National Security Force as strong as the US military, why? The answer; control and power.
If we don’t stop giving our rights away and electing politicians who buy our votes by giving us entitlements, we will be the next Beirut. What you are not seeing are the ones giving you all these entitlements are the same ones taking yours and your children’s freedoms and dignity as payment; remember nothing is for free.