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I haven’t seen the recently released Benghazi movie yet, but my anger - yes, anger- at what happened, and failed to happen there, has yet to ebb.
I, along with millions of other patriotic Americans, will never forget what happened in Benghazi, despite the best efforts of the far-left and activist media to wish away the memories of the dead.
Sean Smith, Chris Stevens, Ty Woods, and Glen Doherty died in Benghazi, and the sad and simple fact is that nothing was done to save them and we still don’t have the answers as to why.
I spent twelve years serving as a special agent with the United States Secret Service and I was a member of countless international security advance teams.
I designed, and helped design, numerous multi-faceted and layered security plans for our President and other dignitaries while on foreign soil. I NEVER recall being part of a plan that included the stipulation, “implement this evacuation and security plan only when you definitively know the details surrounding the attack.” The excuses the Obama administration continues to make for leaving our men to die in Benghazi never address this critical issue.
The Diplomatic Security Service special agents on the ground in Benghazi charged with the security for Ambassador Chris Stevens and the Benghazi compound operate using protocols similar to the security protocols we used in the Secret Service. These are well-trained and competent security professionals who are experts at designing evacuation plans for “what if” scenarios. I am confident they had a plan for the “what if the special mission complex in Benghazi is attacked” scenario. This fact creates a series of extremely uncomfortable questions for Obama administration apologists and Clinton acolytes who care little about the memories of the fallen, and more about containing the negative politics of their Benghazi failures.
One of the sorry excuses I’ve seen from defenders of the Obama administration is that there was no response to the Benghazi attacks because the situation on the ground was uncertain, and there was no time to react. This is ridiculous.
HOLY CHRIST! KEEP READING! THE GUY IS GONNA MAKE "THE BARKER ARGUMENT!"
Let’s replace Ambassador Stevens with Hillary Clinton for a moment. Do you really believe that if the Secretary of State at the time, Hillary Clinton, was caught in the middle of a small arms terror attack under similar circumstances, anywhere in Libya, that the response from the decision-makers in Washington D.C. would have been to stand down because there’s “no time,” or to “wait for more information to come in?"
Of course not.
* OF COURSE NOT...!!!
* GEEZUS, PEOPLE... USE YOUR FRIGGIN' HEADS! "THE BARKER SCENARIO" DIDN'T OCCUR TO ME BECAUSE I'VE GOT ACCESS TO TOP SECRET CLASSIFIED INTELLIGENCE! "THE BARKER SCENARIO" COMES OUT OF SIMPLE COMMON SENSE! AGAIN... IMAGE AIR FORCE ONE SUFFERING SUCCESSFUL ATTACK OR CATASTROPHIC MECHANICAL FAILURE CAUSING A CRASH LANDING; NO MATTER WHERE THE CRASH TOOK PLACE, HOW LONG DO YOU THINK IT WOULD TAKE TO HAVE THE AREA CRAWLING WITH U.S. - OR IF THEY WERE CLOSER, ALLIED, (OR EVEN NON-ALLIED) - FORCES?!
* FUNNY... IN ALL THESE YEARS SINCE BENGHAZI... THIS GUY BONGINO IS THE ONLY GUY WHO HAS EVER ECHOED MY COMMON-SENSE "BARKER SCENARIO" QUESTION/COMMENTARY!
Our brave military, intelligence, and federal law enforcement personnel, who are critical components of international security response planning, fully understand that responding to an international attack on U.S. personnel under the fog of danger, uncertainty, and severe time constraints, is the cost of engaging in the valorous business in which they chose to participate. Knowing this, and having been a part of plans such as this, it’s clear to me that the decision-making choke point was political, not tactical.
How do the political types involved in the failed Benghazi decision-making chain live with themselves knowing all of this?
* I DON'T KNOW; I TRULY DON'T. ESPECIALLY PATRAEUS?! AND... EVEN PANETTA?! (HILLARY? OBAMA? THEM I COULD SEE COLDLY SACRIFICING OUR PEOPLE FOR POLITICAL GAIN...) (YES, FOLKS... THE ELECTION WAS COMING UP... AND SUPPOSEDLY OBAMA AND CLINTON HAD "DEFEATED TERRORISM"... "TAKEN OUT A DICTATOR - GHADAFI"... AND OF COURSE... "KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN."
* A TERRORIST ATTACK - A SUCCESSFUL ONE - DIDN'T "FOLLOW THE SCRIPT... FOLLOW THE CAMPAIGN NARRATIVE"... THUS... THE "IT WAS ALL ABOUT A VIDEO" LIES.
Do they ever ask themselves how frightened they would be if they were cornered by a heavily armed group of terrorists? How scared would they be if they were staring near-certain death in the face, while morally-corrupted DC decision-makers searched and searched for any excuse to NOT do something to save them?
The far-left and a number of elitist media-types are hoping that we forget about this. But, we will never forget about Benghazi because the failure to act and try to save the lives of the Benghazi heroes represents everything this country is not.
We will never forget about it because forgetting about Benghazi means we all become accomplices in allowing it to happen again in the future.