Former Top Defense Official: If Your Ambassador Has Been Killed or Captured You Don’t Ask “Mother May I” before You Cross the Border (Video)

US Officials said they NEEDED PERMISSION From Libyan Government for Overflights During the 9-11 Attacks–
Former Assistant Defense Secretary Bing West told America Live:

“For the United States military to say that they were 480 miles away and they couldn’t do anything, and they couldn’t move one aircraft in 8 hours? I’d say it’s time to relieve a lot of people in the chain of command… If your ambassador has been either killed or captured, and is missing at the hands of terrorists, you do not ask any country for “Mother may I?” before you come across the border to save your own.'”

The US had troops in Sigonella, Italy – about an hour away.
The attack went on for at least four hours.

UK Armed Forces

The Obama Administration stood by, they watched, and our people died.
Obama fiddled while Benghazi burned.

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  • democraps suck

    More lies from the mooslum in chief…shows his total hatred for America and american lives….time to send his mooslime A$$ packing for good

  • Iron Maiden

    I just heard some Obama admin goof on the radio news trying – very nervously, I might add – to explain the administration’s way out of this disaster. There were too many reports, and too many agencies, and too many things happening at once, and blah blah blah. In other words, we can respond to terrorist attacks that happen slowly and when we’re warned ahead of time. But nowhere do we have the resources to act quickly when surprise attacked. Oh, by the way, there was ample warning that this attack was coming – namely the ambassador himself and the fact that it was um, 9-11.
    Not only does Obama have to be defeated, the bureaucracy has to be cleaned out as well.

  • bg

    ++

    OT..

    Red-handed! Video snags Dem boss plotting vote fraud
    http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/video-captures-dem-campaign-chief-plotting-vote-fraud/

    A veteran takes on two anti-war congressmen.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwM0l7GCkHA

    Murtha’s ABSCAM video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe6VzcQ_C7g

    Jim Moran Knees All Service Members In
    The Groin. A Hidden Message, Though?
    http://theothermccain.com/2010/10/21/jim-moran-knees-all-service-members-in-the-groin-a-hidden-message-though/

    Democrats Funded by Islamists
    Lawmakers ripped over 9/11 mosque fundraiser
    http://www.wnd.com/2010/04/135825/

    [“While brave young Virginia men and women are risking their lives to fight terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan, Connolly, Moran and Kaine are yucking it up with them and slapping each other on the back over at the Marriott,” charged VAST Chairman James Lafferty.

    He noted that the three politicians’ campaign war chests are
    heavily funded by radical Islamists who support the mosque.

    “Look at their Federal Election Commission reports,” Lafferty said. “These spineless politicians are owned and operated by the radical Islamists and their sinister front groups.”]

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  • http://www.opaobie.com Opaobie

    Aren’t you glad we have almost doubled the size of the government workforce under Obama and that they average 34% more pay for the same job as in the private sector…plus virtually unlimited FREE benefits for life?

  • Chris Light

    Here’s a hypothetical question to ponder: IF the Obama Admin can’t determine what is happening during a 4 hour long attack on an embassy, how would they react if a nuclear strike, which only takes 30 mins to arrive was headed towards to the US, or some other “rapidly evolving fluid” situation.

  • bg

    ++

    OT..

    October 18, 2012

    Army Bows to Islamists, Sacks Lt. Colonel

    [Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Dooley’s career has been effectively destroyed by
    General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, various complicit
    members of the Pentagon and the military and, most of all, political correctness
    on the part of the U.S. government.]

    October 21, 2012

    CBS News affiliate calls 2012 presidential
    race for Barack Obama weeks ahead of election

    October 22, 2012

    McCaskill Business Sued For Sexual Harassment

    [While Senator Claire McCaskill has engaged in political subterfuge by
    pushing a “war on women” against her opponent Representative Todd
    Akin, her husband’s Illinois business is being sued for sexual harassment.]

    ==

  • http://GatewayPundit Cutlers Bad Thumb

    Dear President Obama…

    Remember when you told Mitt Romney in the debate that times have changed, we do not use bayonets and horses no more, that we have aircraft carriers, and planes that land on them, we have ships and nuclear submarines……When an American Ambassador and three other Americans were raped and killed in Benghazi by Terrorists during a TERRORIST ATTACK on 9/11….I am quite sure that Mitt Romney would have used them planes, carriers, and ships….As for you it’s been Vega’s Letterman, Jay-Z, and Golf.

    Mr President…F- You and the horse you rode in on…….

  • squeaky

    [The film, SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden, grants President Barack Obama a “starring role,” and was edited–apparently at Weinstein’s suggestion–to embellish Obama’s involvement: “the film has been recut, using news and documentary footage to strengthen Mr. Obama’s role and provide a window into decision-making in the White House.” The director claims, in his defense, that the edits reduce Obama’s on-screen time..]
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/10/24/Weinstein-s-Bin-Laden-Film-Had-Romney-as-Villain
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/10/24/letterman-upset-and-discouraged-obama-lied-about-romney-wanting-detro

  • justyoubelieveit

    You do if your Obummer! Moslime may I…..

    @ #7
    Don’t you mean the unicorn he rode in on!

  • Trent Telenko

    If we had a UAV overhead taking video of the embassy.

    We has sufficient permission to act…unless we were looking for an excuse not too.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    US Officials said they NEEDED PERMISSION From Libyan Government for Overflights During the 9-11 Attacks

    Excuses, excuses.

    Once this administration is out of power, investigations need to be started, and if anything untoward is uncovered, prosecution and imprisonment should be the end result. If the head guy is determined to have been guilty of malfeasance, put him into the graybar hotel as well.

  • mcashc

    Can we put forward a constitutional amendment to have REAL qualifications to be president of the United States? To become president should be hard. 99.5 % of the population should have no chance. I cannot believe this punk child is president. This racist anti-American criminal, and now treasonist, has no skills and has never done a thing to qualify for the presidency. His aircraft carrier-submarine comment in the last debate was a complete embarrassment for our great country. What a cocky punk pussy. He proves anybody can become president. This has to change. You vote for this criminal and you have blood on your hands. He is the enemy.

  • Ragspierre

    We didn’t ask Mexico before we injected thousands of firearms into their nation.

    We didn’t even inform them.

    We didn’t ask Pakistan before ObaRambo personally went in to get Osama.

    We didn’t even inform them.

  • C-Christian Soldier

    Our embassies are -by law- US soil-
    this PC crap must go-

    bg # 6 – Thank God for Thomas More Law – it is the advocacy firm that is defending Lt Col Dooley–
    and he is not the only example of PC -“diversity”issues that are hampering our Military Academies much less our BEST in the field!

    Carol-CS

  • mcashc

    Think of how many of your coworkers, and neighbors, and family members that have no clue what is going on with this administration. Our enemy is within. Look around, no one has a clue. IT IS CHILLING. OUR NUMBER ONE ENEMY IS OUR PRESIDENT. Heard the punk in Iowa today, cocky as ever. Hey white Iowa- HE HATES YOU AND AMERICA- YOU IDIOT FOOLS.

  • http://thecitizenpamphleteer.wordpress.com/ Bart DePalma

    The conduct of the Obama administration concerning this matter was awful from beginning to end, but we need to make sure that we are on solid ground when making accusations.

    I very much doubt that the Obama administration could have deployed troops from Italy in time to save the Ambassador and his staff.

    Even if we had a ready reaction force in Italy packed and ready to fly, the commander needs time to plan how to get the troops to the location, the layout of the facility, local friendly forces, local enemy forces and some semblance of an attack plan before executing the operation.

    This is not a Rambo movie or an episode of The Unit.

  • Patty

    Finally, a real voice. A president’s first job is to protect the people he served. Obama should vacant the seat of the Presidency, oh, he has.

    Thanks, Clint for reminding us.!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on3rmLq0e3g

  • Granny

    You know, I can’t recall the Israelis asking for permission before the raid on Entebbe LOL.

  • Oliver

    #16 Bart – you make some good points, but there’s no denying a couple of facts that say a lot about Obama’s character (or lack thereof):
    – he lied
    – he went to bed in the midst of a security crisis
    – he flew off to a fundraiser in Vegas a few hours after learning the Ambassador & 3 others had died

    That’s all I need to know about this jerk.

  • Patty

    This is what happens when lawyers takeover the White House. Scared to offend others.

    I ask, do you believe that Ambassador Stevens, two Seal and other security guard would have worried one tiny bit about our attacking and trying to help them.

    Steven’s only security was a closet. THANK OBAMA NOW YOU CAN TAKE A BOW AND LEAVE.

  • mcashc

    16- They saw it , they had the info, they lied for 2 weeks. They probably didn’t have time to save our American citizens. Not the point! They all knew what happened and LIED for 2 weeks. THEY HAD ALL THE INFO AS IT HAPPENED!

  • http://biggovernment.com redneck
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  • Patty

    Could U.S. military have helped during Libya attack?

    {………………}

    Rick Nelson, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a former Navy pilot who worked in counter-terrorism, says such missions can be very risky. “A lot can go well, right, as we saw with the bin Laden raid. It was a very successful event,” he says. “But also, when there are high risk activities like this. a lot can go wrong, as we saw with the Iranian hostage rescue decades ago.”

    Add to the controversy the fact that the last two Americans didn’t die until more than six hours into the attack, and the question of U.S. military help becomes very important.

    Sending the military into another country can be a sensitive and delicate decision. CBS News has been told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did seek clearances from Libya to fly in their airspace, but the administration won’t say anything further about what was said or decided on that front.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-33816_162-57536611/could-u.s-military-have-helped-during-libya-attack/

    I suppose it depends on who you talk to whether one or more lives could have been saved. But Obama certainly never cared.

  • mcashc

    And this fraud child is not a lawyer either. Show me your transcripts you fraud. I don’t believe a thing about this cocky spoiled punk. The saudis paid your way you punk fraud. Romney you better go after this criminal and holder also.

  • Patty

    I believe that Steven’s knew something big. I have asked and so have others why, why Obama would spin this.

    Answer: Steven’s knew something big. Obama wanted that journal of STeven’s back and back now that CNN picked up after the American’s death.

    Something is in that Journal. A theory. Possibly.

  • Patty

    OT

    Obama today: I’m the same guy I was 10-12 years ago.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SH1nTW9K9ZI

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  • bg

    ++

    #1 October 24, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    democraps suck

    #9 October 24, 2012 at 2:49 pm
    justyoubelieveit

    2 obviously vocabulary restricted immature paid by
    the hour basement dwellers trying to give the rest
    of us in here a bad rep..
    ==

  • Catblaster

    what a bunch of pansy crapweasels. Reagan didn’t ask permission and we had 20+ years of silence from Gadfly. If anyone needs proof that this administration is a bunch of no dick amateurs…this would be it. Sorry to be crass (my husband’s words) but I’m fighting mad and about to go all honey badger.

  • Economan

    We didn’t ask permission to bomb Libya, or Pakistan before. We just did it. Obama is either a coward or this was purposeful.

  • bg

    ++

    C-Christian Soldier #14 October 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    thank you for your assurances.. i pray for him (and so many
    others that get swept under the rug under Obama).. *sigh*

    ==

  • JKB

    Remember, one of the justifications for Obama bombing Libya in the first place was the UN Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine. That doctrine doesn’t apply to Americans or American diplomats apparently.

    If the President of the United State doesn’t have a Responsibility to Protect American diplomats being overrun in a country unable to provide the required protection of foreign missions, who does?

  • SeniorD

    Using this logic, the paleoswineherds need Israeli permission to launch their rockets, mortors, etc. into Israeli territory.

    The pure and simple reason for this Obamacle is:

    1. The Oboo-boo Regime sends a known homosexual as ambassador to a Muslim country.
    2. The People’s Department of State, under Comissar Clintonova dropped the ball and failed to protect a member of a protected voting bloc.
    3. The Assistant to the President in charge of keeping him tucked into bed with his nappy (aka Valerie Jarrett) left instructions not to disturb His Ineptness until she could raise the army of sycophantic media and tell them what they were to know.
    4. The Organization running the White House and the Federal Government (led by Jarett) then entered panic mode as no one knew who ‘sent’ the decesaed ambassador.

    In other words, a complete Chinese Fire Drill on Oboo-boo’s watch.

    Obama lies, people die.

  • mcashc

    Yeah……………. ITS ON PURPOSE. PEOPLE WAKE UP! THE 6 TRILLION IN 4 years… ITS ON PURPOSE! THE MIDDLE EAST MUSLIM BROHOOD….ITS ON PURPOSE! COLLAPSE AMERICA….. ITS ON PURPOSE! TELL A FRIEND….. TELL A DEMOCRAT FRIEND…. ITS ON PURPOSE! HE IS THE ENEMY!….. ON PURPOSE!

  • http://biggovernment.com ponderon
  • http://www.truthandcommonsense.com archer52

    There are two issues here. The first was the initial attack and death of the ambassador because he was not protected enough and the bad guys knew it. That was the end result of a bad policy implemented by State on the behalf of Obama. Obama wanted to show how HE could take over a country without bloodshed on our side and set up a new government in months, unlike that neantrathal Geor

  • http://www.truthandcommonsense.com archer52

    There are two issues here. The first was the initial attack and death of the ambassador because he was not protected enough and the bad guys knew it. That was the end result of a bad policy implemented by State on the behalf of Obama. Obama wanted to show how HE could take over a country without bloodshed on our side and set up a new government in months, unlike that Neanderthal George Bush.

    Sadly reality got in the way and screwed him. He covered his ego up and tried to save his campaign by refusing to admit responsibility and denying terrorists were involved.

    The second one is how the administration reacted to the attack as it happened. At first, they wanted everyone to believe they didn’t know the details. But now the truth is out and we not only know they knew who did it, that there were prior attacks on our facility and others, we now know they were watching the attack in real time with an UNARMED drone. (Where did it come from, why wasn’t it armed?)

    They said they gave up overflight rights as a part of normalization- maybe. That could be lie to. And needed to get permission. But up until recently our people were moving around in a C130 with no problems. Yet, somehow a drone was okay but not a fighter jet or attack helicopter?

    Worse and part of the second coverup was that the Libyans did try to get to the consulate- twice and were driven back by heavy fire and snipers. At that point, even Forrest Gump would know that it wasn’t a spontaneous protest gone bad, but a well organized attack by a terrorist group- which took credit. The guys inside the compound were watching and reporting the facts. They were ignored and the Obama administration chose to lie to get reelected.

    Like I said to my friend, the drone camera and emails are like having a unit on top of a hill in Korea radioing their commander saying,

    “The Chinese are attacking!”

    “Well, how do you know they are Chinese?”

    “Uh, they are wearing Chinese uniforms, carrying a Chinese flag, and are yelling in Chinese ‘die you American pigs’ while shooting at us with Chinese rifles.”

    “Oh, okay then, I guess they are Chinese.”

    Unless you are an embattled President with no conscience or sense of honor, in which case you call them Ben and Jerry ice cream deliverymen.

    Romney has trouble dealing with Obama because he can’t deal with a pathological liar. It fries Romney’s brain. I think he was waiting for Obama to say, “Hey, I’m not Obama. My name is Fred. No, really, where did you get that I’m Obama?”

  • FurryGuy

    #16 October 24, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    Bart DePalma commented:

    Ambassador Stevens REPEATEDLY made that proverbial 3 AM phone call (you do remember the 2008 election, don’t you?) and didn’t get a busy signal, he got a “this number is disconnected or no longer in service” automated message.

    The jihadis saw weakness and exploited it, and O’boo-boo just amplified the feckless incompetence with the appalling non-response and subsequent cover up.

  • obamas watergate!

    #4 they are ALL blacks. For every white federal worker that retires four blacks are being hired in their place. All federal agencies HR departments are BLACKS or HISPANICS. The whites are being replaced by minorties in the government as they retire. Every FEA’s soon will be nothing but minorities. Spend spend spend.

    #22-I knew it-I knew there had to be a reason WHY he wouldn’t send back up for Steven’s this is how they work. POS. He knew something on Obama. Madam president Jarret and the WH did nothing. This is WORSE than watergate-will they sell their souls for this demon??? These men died! I couldn’t stop crying and crying about how they stood on the roofs trying to defend themselves for 8 long hours!As these slimy POS let them die as they WATCHED on in real time! THEN they went and apoligized to the WORLD for a made up scam video! Knowing they just watched our kids die and be raped!! This is an outrage!!!!!!!!

  • Dog lover

    “The middle finger” conveys a lot…

  • Linda

    Former Assistant Defense Secretary Bing West told America Live:

    “For the United States military to say that they were 480 miles away and they couldn’t do anything, and they couldn’t move one aircraft in 8 hours? I’d say it’s time to relieve a lot of people in the chain of command…

    But it must go all the way up to the COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF!

    This crap is part of the RULES OF ENGAGEMENT that goes all the way back to the Vietnam War!

    Remember when they had Bin Laden…our Troops had to wait some 16 hours on Obama to okay the operation!

    This administration has tied the hands of our Troops so that they cannot protect themselves…making themselves responsible for the deaths of A LOT of our Troops! Which up to this very day CONTINUES!

    And no I don’t need a picture to be reminded of the BETRAYAL OF THIS ADMINISTRATION!!!

  • US Navy Corpseman

    Investigate this and remove all who are responsible for this fiasco – starting with Jugears.

  • Rmoney Voter

    “Investigate this and remove all who are responsible for this fiasco – starting with Jugears.”

    If/When Romney takes POTUS – EVERYONE between the precident and the GS-13s and O-6s who sat like potted plants should be removed for dereliction.

    /period

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