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May 2, 2013 - 10:33 am

Fox News:

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.”

This is what happens when you put diplomats in charge of military affairs, and dilettantes in charge of the State Department.

And amateurs in the White House.

Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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I understand that investigations take time, and also that before you charge a sitting president with a crime (including possibly treason or dereliction of duty) you had damn sure better have your ducks in a row....I'll remain patient to see what develops, but IF he is allowed to totally skate on this travesty, I will truly be ashamed to be an American.
Remember BENGHAZI!
38 weeks ago
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I seem to recall a story, from the days shortly after the attack that Obama had packed it in and decided to go to bed after it appeared that Stevenson had been killed, which was only about a quarter of the way through the attack. It was suggested that the authorization to send help required presidential approval, and none or the folks still monitoring the situation wanted to wake him up, i.e. the 3A.M call met a "do not disturb" sign.
50 weeks ago
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Word:
This is what happens when you put diplomats in charge of military affairs, and dilettantes in charge of the State Department.

And amateurs in the White House.

[I think now they are preparing a Clown Car for deployment to assist high risk posts in the Middle East and N. Africa in the future, though.]
50 weeks ago
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Of course, the military is only allowed to intervene in Libya to help Islamic radicalism!
50 weeks ago
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Nice encapsulation at the end. This thinking that Hillary is qualified, because she once was First Lady is just ridiculous.
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