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For @PodSaveAmerica.

Let's talk about the REAL Benghazi story.

@PodSaveAmerica The Obama administration said there was a protest over video trailer.

This is a lie.

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@PodSaveAmerica The Obama administration said that al-Qaeda was not involved.

Another lie.
@PodSaveAmerica "Three Congressional investigations and a State Department inquiry are now examining the attack, which American officials said included participants from Ansar al-Shariah, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and the Muhammad Jamal network, a militant group in Egypt."
@PodSaveAmerica The consulate knew they were in danger.

"The US version of events compared with those of witnesses and the facts on the ground. The two do not tally. And so, a year later, there remain pressing questions about what happened that night – and what the Americans say happened."
@PodSaveAmerica This was one of the largest al-Qaeda attacks ever carried out.

"It began around nightfall on Sept. 11 with around 150 bearded gunmen, some wearing the Afghan-style tunics favored by Islamic militants, sealing off the streets leading to the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi."
@PodSaveAmerica "They set up roadblocks with pick-up trucks mounted with heavy machine guns, according to witnesses."

heraldtribune.com/article/LK/201…
@PodSaveAmerica "The 5-hour attack on the unmarked mission and nearby annex with rocket-propelled grenades, hand grenades, AK-47 and FN F2000 NATO assault rifles, gun trucks and mortars..."
@PodSaveAmerica "Killed Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith and private security employees and former U.S. Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods."

upi.com/Top_News/World…
@PodSaveAmerica Why weren't reinforcements sent to Benghazi?

Leon Panetta said that there wasn't time.

Another lie.
@PodSaveAmerica The US Armed Forces are divided into geographical and functional Unified Combatant Commands (UCCs).

Each geographical UCC has a Combatant Commander’s in-Extremis Force (CIF).
@PodSaveAmerica The CIF of EUCOM was about 40 men of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (C1/10).

CIF C1/10 was at Slunj in Croatia.

Here's what could've been done:
@PodSaveAmerica CIF C1/10 could've been alerted and flown by Chinook CH47 helicopters to Zagreb.

It would've taken 15 minutes.
@PodSaveAmerica A CIF keeps its equipment on a C-17 Globemaster, ready to go.

The Globemaster would've brought the CIF to Benghazi in one hour and 50 minutes.

The two attacks last eight hours in total.
@PodSaveAmerica Panetta said that we don't send troops into unknown situations.

That's a lie.

The very point of the CIF is to use it in unknown situations. They go into battle not knowing what's happening.

Hence the term "in extremis." It means "as a last resort."
@PodSaveAmerica Instead of boarding the C-17 at Zagreb, CIF C1/10 unloaded its gear and put it on a C-130 Hercules.

The C-130 flew to Signorella, Italy, which was serving as a "staging area."

CIFs aren't supposed to have staging areas.
@PodSaveAmerica Panetta said he ordered CIF C1/10 to be deployed.

Another lie.

In time-sensitive missions, Special Operations Command allows forward-deployed special operations forces to carry out TACTICAL missions on their own authority.
@PodSaveAmerica What happened is that Panetta ordered CIF C1/10 to DETOUR to Signorella.

It took 22 hours to arrive by C-130.

And finally, the inarguable evidence that Obama let the Benghazi attack continue without interference:
@PodSaveAmerica Only the president can give cross-border authority (CBA).

No American military unit will enter another nation on a combat mission without that country’s permission unless the president gives a verbal and written CBA.
@PodSaveAmerica Obama issued no CBA for Libya.

Therefore he never intended to save our people.

And THAT is the real story of Benghazi.

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