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I think Walmart has better security preparation for Black Fridays than what we had on 9/11.

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The Benghazi Transcripts: US military woefully unprepared for attack, documents show | Fox News

Hundreds of pages of declassified transcripts from the U.S. military's top commanders present a picture of a woefully ill-postured military force whose assets were not in a position to quickly respond to the Benghazi terror attack -- or other hot spots across Africa and the Middle East.

The 450 pages of newly declassified transcripts detail testimony from secret, closed hearings last year before Congress. They provide fresh insight into the military's decision-making that night from the very commanders who staged the rescue efforts, including the top commander in Africa at the time Gen. Carter Ham.

Among other details, they reveal gaps in the military's positioning of assets around the world.

For example, no attack aircraft were placed on high alert on Sept. 11, and the closest F-16 fighter planes to any of the trouble spots in North Africa were in Aviano, Italy. None were armed, and the closest air refuellers were positioned 10 hours away at a base in Great Britain.

No Defense Department AC-130 gunships were within a 10-hour flight to Libya, according to committee members who heard commanders' testimony over the past 15 months. And the commander's in-extremis force, which included a unit of 23 special operators who are used at the commander's discretion, were training in Croatia that day. They did not make it to a staging base in Sigonella, Italy, for another 19 hours after the attack began, according to committee members.

Rep. Martha Roby, the Republican chairwoman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, concluded: "It does not appear that U.S. military forces, units, aircrafts, drones, or specific personnel that could have been readily deployed in the course of the attack in Benghazi were unduly held back, or told to stand down, or refused permission to enter the fight. Rather, we were so badly postured, they could not have made a difference or we were desperately needed elsewhere."
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FOX again with Benghazi??? Geeex Hairy give it a break. This story is over. Talk to your friends at FOX and see if you can start some story about Obama injecting Arod. Ya know, Just for something new.
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FOX again with Benghazi??? Geeex Hairy give it a break. This story is over. Talk to your friends at FOX and see if you can start some story about Obama injecting Arod. Ya know, Just for something new.
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I'm just wondering why this forum is stuck in the same old BS. I know it's because you guys keep posting FOX crap. It's FOX that keeps producing the same stories over and over. It's like deje vu every time I come here. Tomorrow Hairy will report another FOX story saying a palm reader heard from Ambassador Stevens. Can we move on to something new and real sometime.
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This story is over.
What would you say if the story isn't over, Mikeyy?
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Is anyone surprised that they were unprepared? I am, considering the ambassador requested improved security, and the Brits had pulled out months beforehand. I think even the Libyan warned them. All the signs of trouble brewing were there. The Obama Admin didn't/couldn't/wouldn't connect the dots.
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Is anyone surprised that they were unprepared? I am, considering the ambassador requested improved security, and the Brits had pulled out months beforehand. I think even the Libyan warned them. All the signs of trouble brewing were there. The Obama Admin didn't/couldn't/wouldn't connect the dots.
The marines were unprepared in Lebanon and over 200 were killed. America was unprepared on 9-11 and people were killed. Pearl Harbor was unprepared and over 2000 Americans died. There were warning on each one of these things. Who was held responsible for attacks? Nobody I know of. Now you have an Ambassador who knew he was in a dangerous place on the anniversary of 9-11 and he and his few supporters died. Now all of the sudden it's a scandal? Get out of here.
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The marines were unprepared in Lebanon and over 200 were killed. America was unprepared on 9-11 and people were killed. Pearl Harbor was unprepared and over 2000 Americans died. There were warning on each one of these things. Who was held responsible for attacks? Nobody I know of. Now you have an Ambassador who knew he was in a dangerous place on the anniversary of 9-11 and he and his few supporters died. Now all of the sudden it's a scandal? Get out of here.
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I'm just wondering why this forum is stuck in the same old BS. I know it's because you guys keep posting FOX crap. It's FOX that keeps producing the same stories over and over. It's like deje vu every time I come here. Tomorrow Hairy will report another FOX story saying a palm reader heard from Ambassador Stevens. Can we move on to something new and real sometime.
So the Obama-lover (you) equate "newly declassified" transcripts from the closed door hearings on Benghazi last summer to a "palm reader heard from Ambassador Stevens"?

You are a fool Mikeyy.
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