Pat Caddell Wrecks Obama And The Legacy Media On Benghazi
From Jeanine Pirro’s show on Fox News over the weekend…
Pirro’s opening monologue was pretty good as well…
Brit Hume also tore into the legacy media on Benghazi on Sunday…
It’s a real shame that the alphabet soup networks won’t cover the worst scandal in American government in modern times. But they won’t.
Maybe you can change that, maybe you can’t. One way you can try is calling the main switchboards of the networks and demand they cover the story…
NBC Phone: 212-664-3720
ABC Phone: 212-456-7777
CBS Phone: (212) 975-3247
There is also this…
18 USC § 2381: “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”
It’s fairly well-known that we supplied aid – military and otherwise – to the Libyan rebels who included Al Qaeda adherents. We did that without Congressional authorization, and we did it in violation of the War Powers Act, which requires that if you commit military power to hostility against a foreign government for more than 90 days – which we did – you have to get Congress’ approval. Obama didn’t do that, and he armed, either directly or by facilitating access to Qaddafi’s weapons stash, a known enemy.
That would meet the legal definition of treason even if it doesn’t sound like a textbook case of it.
Meanwhile, Adm. James Lyons pens a blockbuster piece at the Washington Times demanding an accounting of what happened that night…
The Obama national security team, including CIA, DNI, State Department and the Pentagon, watched and listened to the assault but did nothing to answer repeated calls for assistance. It has been reported that President Obama met with Vice President Joseph R. Biden and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in the Oval Office, presumably to see what support could be provided. After all, we had very credible military resources within striking distance. At our military base in Sigonella, Sicily, which is slightly over 400 miles from Benghazi, we had a fully equipped Special Forces unit with both transport and jet strike aircraft prepositioned. Certainly this was a force much more capable than the 22-man force from our embassy in Tripoli.
I know those Special Forces personnel were ready to leap at the opportunity. There is no doubt in my mind they would have wiped out the terrorists attackers. Also I have no doubt that Admiral William McRaven, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, would have had his local commander at Sigonella ready to launch; however, apparently he was countermanded—by whom? We need to know.
I also understand we had a C-130 gunship available, which would have quickly disposed of the terrorist attackers. This attack went on for seven hours. Our fighter jets could have been at our Benghazi mission within an hour. Our Special Forces out of Sigonella could have been there within a few hours. There is not any doubt that action on our part could have saved the lives of our two former Navy SEALs and possibly the ambassador.
UPDATE: At the Ulsterman Report, the Military Insider torches the Obama administration’s Benghazi response by recognizing the capabilities which could have been brought to bear…
How soon could we have gotten to Benghazi? All that was needed to send those -deleted- scattering was one single F-18. Range of app. 2k. TS of over 1000mph. Do the math. We had that capability less than 500 miles away. NASSIG would have had full armed deployment inside of 20. From time of initial report to arming, to takeoff. I’ve seen it done in less. ETA to consulate in less than hour. Would have ripped a hole in the sky to get there. This is exactly what we are trained for. Just one flyer would have lit those -deleted- up inside of 10. Coordinates known. That’s all our guys need. Would have been precision termination. Clean. In/out.
Instead, left on own to die out there.
Not the first time.
WHC coordinating with State, others to TS classify everything. EVERYTHING.
Shutting it all down.
Significant activity out of NLSO on this as well.
Have eyes. Have ears. Need mouths.