Did POTUS have to decide between saving Americans or Islamists? That may see harsh; however, people in this administration are covering up details of the attack, lying about events and changing their stories. We can only surmise that they got what they wanted, as a result of their actions. But why weren’t Americans saved?
It’s 4 p.m. in Washington D.C. on September 11, 2012, and President Obama was at Walter Reed Medical Center speaking before the troops in memorial on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.
The CIA Compound in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked 20 minutes before. Local Libyan witnesses indicated it was directed by the Islamic militant commander of the Ansar al Shariah, Ahmed Abu Khattala. Ansar al Shariah is an offshoot of AlQaeda and is based in Benghazi.
An overseas ambassador represents the office of the president of the United States, so when an ambassador is in danger, or missing, the default procedure is an immediate rescue by the military.
Around this time, a Flash Traffic, reporting the attack, was released from an agent in the Benghazi CIA compound’s technical office through the Military Information Network. The message was received by the Army, CIA, State Department and Whitehouse.
Flash traffic or flash call is a digital point to point message, like an Instant Message. According to military protocol, a message from the CIA Compound would be sent directly to the Embassy in Tripoli, the State Department and the Whitehouse Situation Room.
When received in the situation room of the Whitehouse, someone immediately transmits it to an Obama aide who WALKS the information immediately to POTUS and verifies delivery. It doesn't matter where the POTUS is; he always has an aide with him. This wasn’t just an attack, there was a missing Ambassador who has a priority 4-stars rank and is representing the President in Libya. For that reason, Obama had to know about the attack immediately. If he didn’t, wouldn’t he have complained?
Charlene Lamb at the State department also received the call and was able to watch the attacks in real time.
The President, The Vice President, Secretary Panetta and Secretary of State have a pre-arranged meeting at the Whitehouse in 55 minutes.
The responsibility for the rescue, according to ex-Navy Seal Matt Bracken, boils down to the POTUS. Bracken writes, “Only he, and no one else, can give orders to cross international borders on a rescue mission.” So to cross into Libya from another country, Obama would have to give the order.
Other immediate notifications from Flash Traffic went to General Carter Ham of Africom and Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette of Eurocom, both in Germany with commanders ready to deploy.
A rescue of this kind becomes TOP priority. Any delay can result in deaths of our military.
Once the alarm was sent from Benghazi, dozens of headquarters were informed and proceeded immediately to the rescue. Without waiting for specific orders from Washington, they are trained to plan and execute rescue operations, including moving personnel, ships, and aircraft forward toward the location of the crisis.
However, there is one thing they can’t do without explicit orders from the President; that is to cross an international border on a hostile mission, also called CBA (cross border authority). For the Osama bin Laden mission, President Obama granted CBA for our forces to enter Pakistani airspace. If the POTUS does not give the OK, the entire rescue mission (already in progress) must stop in its tracks.
General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready.
A Quick Reaction Force was dispatched from Tripoli to Benghazi because it had no international border to cross.
But the air armada commanded by General Ham of AFRICOM, with its C-17s or C-130s, its Special Operations Forces in MH-47 Chinooks or Pave Hawks, cannot cross the border to Libya without authorization to do so. No general, even 4-star, can grant this permission there. Only the POTUS holds the scepter of that authority. Without this authorization to cross the border of a sovereign state, the helicopters, the gunships, the armed drones — the whole armada — had to land and “hold” at Sigonella, Italy, about an hour away, and ships had to stop in international waters.
Two Special Forces units were at Sigonella that time, including Delta Force, who was training in Europe. Two drones joined the theaters of operations. Actually controlled from Tripoli, these drones relayed video streams throughout the duration of the attack via their camera in real time, live. We are talking about two drones because at one point, the first drone was replaced by another, probably because the machine ran out of fuel. A second drone came to take the place of the first.
Everyone waited for the go ahead from POTUS, but no word came from the President. General Ham couldn’t wait, so he was ready to proceed with the rescue. However, within seconds of that decision, he was asked by second in command to step down.
Who gave that order and were they watching in real time?
According to the Whitehouse schedule, the President arrived at the Whitehouse at 4:45 in time for his meeting with military and State department leaders. What did they discuss and why did they have a meeting on 9/11? Was there prior knowledge of the attack?
Matt Bracken says that he is 100 percent sure that Panetta and Dempsey would have executed a rescue mission order if the president had given those orders.
During testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee last Thursday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said they spoke with Obama at 5 p.m. ET on Sept. 11 last year. They were both on the same call, and said it lasted about 30 minutes. Dempsey said they did not speak again until the attack was over. What decision did they make about Benghazi on that call?
The question has to be asked. Why did the President act in a way that would benefit AlQaeda and not American military?
Two days after the massacre a bizarre, macabre Islamic flag of victory was posted on Obama’s website.