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On the night of the Benghazi terror attack, special operations put out multiple calls for all available military and other assets to be moved into position to help -- but the State Department and White House never gave the military permission to cross into Libya, sources told Fox News.

The disconnect was one example of what sources described as a communication breakdown that left those on the ground without outside help.

"When you are on the ground, you depend on each other -- we're gonna get through this situation. But when you look up and then nothing outside of the stratosphere is coming to help you or rescue you, that's a bad feeling," one source said.

Multiple sources spoke to Fox News about what they described as a lack of action in Benghazi on Sept. 11 last year, when four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed.

"They had no plan. They had no contingency plan for if this happens, and that's the problem this is going to face in the future," one source said. "They're dealing with more hostile regions, hostile countries. This attack's going to happen again."

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On the night of the Benghazi terror attack, special operations put out multiple calls for all available military and other assets to be moved into position to help -- but the State Department and White House never gave the military permission to cross into Libya


Please please please say there is documented evidence of this....

Not that anything would happen, but Id like to see the spin.


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nb4 What does it matter now?


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Please please please say there is documented evidence of this....
I would think so, but I wasn't in the military so what do I know.

Maybe some of our military guys can weigh in.


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I would think so, but I wasn't in the military so what do I know.


Maybe that's something that the whitsleblowers have and a reason they have retained legal counsel prior to testifying...


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Please please please say there is documented evidence of this....



There probably was at one time


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SundayFunday
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I would bet any audio record of this was lost by now since this happened back in the middle ages like the WH tends to think.


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jamboybarry
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There was a CIF team specifically trained to respond to these situations training in Croatia. For some reason, they were not released to go to Libya for some 5 hours after the first attack began. They ended up not even going to Libya and staged in Italy until after all casualties were flown out of Libya


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But Obama said that he gave the order to do everything to help those guys, what happened...


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wickowick
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"What that does is that enacts ... every asset, every element to respond and it becomes a global priority," one source said. "I would tell you that was given and the only reason it was given is because of special operations pack."

However, the source said, "Assets did not move."




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Yep. The dog and pony show is rolling back into town.

Was any of this in the report that Republicans just released?


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You are invested in defending the death of an ambassador aren't you? That's taking being in the tank to a new extreme.


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What difference does it make?

This is a partisan attack.

You are on the wrong side of History.


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CBLSU316
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re: Special ops called for military backup during Libya attack, sources say
We're still talking about this?

Benghazi was a long time ago........................


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Libya attack


I hear it happened a long long time ago in a galaxy far far away.


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GeauxxxTigers23
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I honestly don't know how we could have put troops on the ground in time to help. However, I have no idea why they didn't get any air or naval support.


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documented evidence of this....


Hmmmph. We got it. Four bodies.



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wickowick
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I honestly don't know how we could have put troops on the ground in time to help.


Why do you say that?

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