Benghazi shows that if we are ever attacked while obama is President, we are absolutely f**cked

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Today terrorists attacked Attacked airport in Istanbul, Turkey, at last count leaving 28 dead and at least 60 injured:

— At least 28 people have been killed and 60 others wounded in the attack on Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Turkey, Istanbul Gov. Vasip Sahin told Turkey’s state-run news agency TRT. It is unclear if the total includes the bombers. Another report, from semi-official news agency Anadolu, said six of the wounded are in critical condition. A total of 49 ambulances were sent to the site.
— Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag earlier said at least 10 people were killed and 20 others injured. The suicide bombers were also killed. Bozdag said one attacker “first opened fire with a Kalashnikov then detonated himself” at the airport entrance.
— In total three bombs exploded, the governor told TRT.
–One of them was located just outside a terminal on the pavement, while the other was at the security gate at the entrance to the airport, Bozdag told CNN.
— Authorities said no bombs exploded within airport buildings, according to the minister.
— A video posted to Twitter shows a view from a camera inside an airport terminal. A few dozen people are walking around when a bright flash and fireball erupt in the background.
— A Turkish official told CNN that police fired shots at suspects near the international terminal in an effort to neutralize them.
— Videos posted on social media show travelers sitting on the airport floor. A man shouts, “Get down! Get down!” Someone cries as a gunshot rings out.

As I write, the estimated death toll is now 50.

It remains to be seen how the Turkish government will respond but it’s pretty likely they won’t take the Obama route and blame “lone wolf” bad actors. They won’t likely blame their own people as did Obama. I’ll wager big money that they don’t say that the best response to the attack will be love and compassion as did our idiot Attorney General. It’s unlikely that Turkish President Erdogan will fight and thought of linking the attack to ISIS. But one thing from the Benghazi report positively leaps off the page- if we are attacked again while Obama is President, we are totally f**ked.

There was no rescue attempt for those under attack in Benghazi, but it wasn’t for lack of assets. The problem was that those assets were being utterly mismanaged. It’s hard to overestimate the stupidity:

“At the end of the day, no military assets were ever moving toward Benghazi,” she said. “But for the bravery of a few Americans and the unexpected response of Qaddafi’s underground militia … there would have been an even greater loss of life that night.”

The report, more broadly, described a disconnect between the “bureaucratic” response at upper levels and in Washington, and the urgent response on the ground that night.

The report said despite orders from President Obama and then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to deploy, the first military force did not do so until more than 13 hours after the attack started.

The report said one anti-terrorism security team known as the FAST unit sat waiting for three hours in Rota, Spain, as Marines changed “in and out of their uniforms four times,” and even debated whether they should carry personal weapons, according to one witness. All together, the report said, “it would take nearly 18 hours” for that team to move.

In the end, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans — foreign service officer Sean Smith and former Navy Seals Ty Woods and Glen Doherty — were killed in the attacks.

Political correctness trumped the safety and well being of US personnel:

The administration’s policy of no boots on the ground shaped the type of military assistance provided to State Department personnel in Libya. The Executive Secretariats for both the Defense Department and State Department exchanged communications outlining the diplomatic capacity in which the Defense Department SST security team members would serve, which included wearing civilian clothes so as not to offend the Libyans. [pg. 60]

The Obama regime spent two hours debating how to mount a rescue without offending Libya:

Brooks said, “I, and members of the committee are very concerned as to why the secretary and the State Department didn’t follow recommendations that have made — been made by previous ARBs or Accountability Review Boards. First and foremost, the secretary of state, whether it was Secretary Clinton at the time or Secretary Kerry now, is responsible for security of their people. Security should be a top priority. And in fact, in 2010, when Secretary Clinton ordered a review of processes, there was a strong recommendation made that changes should be made about how the State Department handled security. That was rejected by Under Secretary Kennedy, and they went with the status quo, or what they call regular order. So things should have changed before this incident ever happened. And once Ambassador Stevens…went to Libya, he went with no military assistance. He went and requested multiple times, he and other diplomatic security, to have more agents, to have more physical security, and quite frankly, it was rejected by the State Department.”

She added, “[I]t was really unbelievable to us, that in fact the Defense Department, had no assets, moving toward Benghazi at the time that the annex was attacked. So almost eight hours after the initial attack on the mission compound, and after our brave men had moved to the annex, there were still no military assets moving directly to Benghazi. We also learned that there was a White House secure video conference that took place, we did not know that previously. That Secretary Clinton participated in, and other White House officials, although Secretary Panetta did not, the president did not, and they had discussions for over two hours about how to go in without truly offending Libya, how to send people to Tripoli, never to Benghazi. And so there were some significant, I think, deficiencies and mistakes made, and decisions that were made about how to go rescue our people.”

Obama claimed to have made three directives:

I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure we are securing our personnel and that we are doing whatever we need to. Number two, we are going to investigate exactly what happened and make sure it doesn’t happen again. Number three, find out who did this so we can bring them to justice.

But there is no evidence of it whatsoever.

It makes you shudder to think what could happen in the event of another attack on the US. Obama would spend weeks dithering over the possibility of offending the attackers and their home countries.(Witness obama’s complete lack of reaction to Russia playing chicken with our military) He would probably blame the US and apologize to the attackers. Hillary Clinton would figure out how to profit from the attack, destroy some emails and assert “What difference at this point does it make?”

And Susan Rice would blame a video.

We’d be totally f**ked.

How many more of these attacks have to be endured before obama gets serious? Of course, that presumes he would ever get serious about ISIS.He’s not going to get seerious. I’ve said it before- this mess is being left for the next President. Obama cannot be gone soon enough.

DrJohn has been a health care professional for more than 30 years. In addition to clinical practice he has done extensive research and has published widely with over 70 original articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. DrJohn is well known in his field and has lectured on every continent except for Antarctica. He has been married to the same wonderful lady for over 30 years and has three kids- two sons, both of whom are attorneys and one daughter on her way into the field of education. DrJohn was brought up with the concept that one can do well if one is prepared to work hard but nothing in life is guaranteed. Except for liberals being foolish.

62 Responses to “Benghazi shows that if we are ever attacked while obama is President, we are absolutely f**cked”

  1. 51

    another vet

    @Nathan Blue: Truth be told, this happens every year around this time. College lets out and we get a huge influx of new left wing trolls spreading the gospel of their handlers, most likely as part of a summer internship. Along with “ajay”, there are now two more to add to the “don’t read/don’t feed the trolls” list just like their predecessors and Greg.

  2. 52

    Greg

    @DrJohn, #44:

    He knows that until ISIS is terminated, lives will continue to be lost. We can’t keep playing make believe war as the Jerk in Chief is doing now.

    As was pointed out in post #5 and again in post #43, there’s nothing even remotely “make believe” about the Obama administration’s 2-year military campaign against ISIS. What’s “make believe” is the alternate reality the right has created for itself, where no such campaign has even happened. Here are some basic facts mentioned previously, just in case somebody missed them. That seems possible. Nobody has bothered to comment on them.

    Over the past 2 years U.S. military and coalition forces…

    …have reclaimed a quarter of all formerly ISIL-controlled territory—and that’s 40 percent of all populated territory. U.S. airstrikes alone have killed more than 25,000 of their fighters over the past 2 years. The Obama administration has been attacking and neutralizing their leaders and critical organizational personnel at every opportunity, whenever they’re found. We’ve bombed their cash depositories, destroyed their transportation and supply infrastructure, and bombed their oil fields.

    This is not imaginary. This is happening in the real world. The results are in the real world. Bad things still happen, but far more and far worse could have happened, and without the focused assault on ISIS and related extremist organizations on their own territory they almost certainly would have. Does somebody expect all threats of terrorism will end as a result? That would be another fantasy. Nobody is going to totally eliminate that threat, any more than they’re going to eliminate a capacity for doing evil from human nature.

    Another reality I will credit to the Obama administration is that we haven’t seen additional thousands of flag-draped caskets returning home from a region-wide ground war, and we haven’t spent trillions more working up another full-scale invasion, followed by a military occupation that no one would have any clear idea how to terminate.

    Exactly what alternative approach is Donald Trump arguing for? I know what the Obama administration has been doing about ISIS. I have yet to hear one specific suggestion come out of Trump’s mouth.

  3. 53

    kitt

    Bengahzi proved it only took Obama 4 years to pussify the military, now his newest social experiment is LGBT can join and have sex changes paid for out of the vets budget.
    Perhaps if one of our born with a penis WACs is in the ME it should wear a burka so as to not offend the terrorists.

  4. 57

    Ema Nymton

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    @Greg: #56

    “Obama “doing nothing against ISIS” again yesterday:

    Airstrikes hit convoys carrying ISIS militants out of Falluja, U.S. officials say ”

    Please do not bring facts into the poor pity party being given by ‘Dr. John’ and co-conspirators. They are having too fun wallowing in their delusion inspired misery .

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    another vet

    @Randy: Feeding the trolls? I did notice that two more families of those killed in Benghazi bashed Hillary for her role in Benghazi. That makes three against and one for. So much for intellectual honesty and being intellectually vigorous, wouldn’t you say? And stop feeding the damn trolls!

  6. 60

    Ema Nymton

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    @Randy: #58

    “And what war college did you attend miss know it all?”

    One does not need to be a military genius to recognize the truth/fact, “Water flows down hill, no matter who pours it.”

    Try discussing the issues directly; not the messenger.

    ‘Dr. John’ is making a hysterical “Chicken-Little – the sky is falling” spectacle because the farce of the Ben Gazi RepubliCan’T committee finally had to admit the truth; they have waste millions of dollars witch hunting and found nothing that was not known when they started. ‘Dr. John’ has shown himself to be a defeatist who wants to believe that all is totally lost and that USA and President Obama are catastrophic failures at everything. The truth/facts clearly show otherwise.

    USA remains strong, capable and militarily ready. President Obama is the duly elected leader of USA and has shown himself honest, skilled, and competent.

    When did belief in a better future and the willingness to do the things necessary to make that future a reality become something Americans sneer at and dismiss as propaganda?
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    Randy

    @Ema Nymton: The Benghazi committee found that no one felt it necessary to provide security despite more than 600 requests. When the attacks started, no one tried to get assistance to the Ambassador. Of the 11 issues discussed at the emergency meeting in the White House, 5 were concerned about how to present the failure to act to the media and the public. It was determined that Susan Rice knew the attack was a terrorist attack before she went on the 5 Sunday morning shows and lied about the cause of the attack. (Remember the UTUBE movie that she and Hillary blamed?) The committee also was responsible for finding out the Sec of State had been doing all of her email business on a non-secure server in her house. One thing not currently revealed by the committee is how many of the 21 agents outed by the hacking of Hillary’s emails have been killed. The summary or the take away for any one in public service under this administration is that you can not expect high cover from your chain of command when placed in harms way. If you did not get that, you should have gone to the same war college I went to!

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    Randy

    @Ema Nymton: Also, the tendency is for people to not fully do their jobs when there may be any borderline issues involved because the result will not be support by your higher up . You likely will find yourself under the bus. When this situation exists, you get the high murder rates in Baltimore and Chicago in addition to a whole country of bureaucrats who will no longer show any initiative.

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