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|Subject: Re: Benghazi: We have an answer||Date: 2/11/2013 9:52 AM|
|Author: straitarrow||Number: 1858938 of 2111887|
"The Associated Press article Rubin links to -- remember, the mainstream media refuses to cover Benghazi -- reported that Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs were meeting with Obama when they learned of the attack, and "the president told them to deploy forces as quickly as possible." Per the AP: "Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., questioned whether Panetta spoke again to Obama after that first meeting. The Pentagon chief said no but that the White House was in touch with military officials and aware of what was happening." anniesdad
The situation was apparently much more complicated than Rubin reports based on a new book being released soon.
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"Covert operations: The book claims that the attack was a retaliation for U.S. military raids on Libyan militants ordered by John Brennan, President Barack Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser"
"Behind closed doors, President Obama had given his counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, carte blanche to run operations in North Africa and the Middle East, provided he didn’t do anything that ended up becoming an exposé in The New York Times and embarrassing the administration. In 2012, a secret war across North Africa was well underway.
"With JSOC (Joint Special Operations Command), Brennan waged his own unilateral operations in North Africa outside of the traditional command structure. These Direct Action (DA) operations, unlike the traditional ISR missions mentioned above, were 'off the books' in the sense that they were not coordinated through the Pentagon or other governmental agencies, including the CIA. With Obama more than likely providing a rubber stamp, the chain of command went from Brennan to McRaven, who would then mobilize the men of ISA (Intelligence Support Activity), SEAL Team Six, or Delta Force to conduct these missions."
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2276139/David-Petrae...
Sounds like the extremely complex operation got completely out of control.
If true, Brennan is the wrong man for his newly nominated position!
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