The Worst News from Benghazi

It is now apparent that the president of the United States countermanded standing Pentagon orders to help American personnel under attack.  Ambassador Stevens and three others were left to die without AC-130 Spectres and rescue teams that are always on standby in the Africom theater.  Only the White House could have countermanded those standing orders, and we know that POTUS had an emergency meeting with Panetta and Hillary within 55 minutes of the start of the attack.  AFRICOM's General Carter F. Ham was fired -- presumably for wanting to rescue the Americans under fire. Ambassador Stevens and his people were left to die to protect a deep-cover NSC-CIA operation.  But what could be so important that 32 Americans had to be abandoned to the mercy of al-Qaeda?  Benghazi was a major gun-running operation, funneling armaments from the crushed Libyan regime of Moammar Gaddafi to rebel forces opposing Syria's Assad.  Ambassador Stevens was negotiating with a...(Read Full Article)

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