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May 6, 2013 - 3:19 pm

CBS’ Sharyl Attkison reports:

The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has told congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks was forbidden from doing so by U.S. Special Operations Command South Africa.

According to excerpts released Monday, Hicks told investigators that SOCAFRICA commander Lt. Col. Gibson and his team were on their way to board a C-130 from Tripoli for Benghazi prior to an attack on a second U.S. compound “when [Col. Gibson] got a phone call from SOCAFRICA which said, ‘you can’t go now, you don’t have the authority to go now.’ And so they missed the flight … They were told not to board the flight, so they missed it.”

No assistance arrived from the U.S. military outside of Libya during the hours that Americans were under attack or trapped inside compounds by hostile forces armed with rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and AK-47 rifles.

“I believe if we had been able to scramble a fighter or aircraft or two over Benghazi as quickly as possible after the attack commenced, I believe there would not have been a mortar attack on the annex in the morning because I believe the Libyans would have split. They would have been scared to death that we would have gotten a laser on them and killed them,” Hicks testified. Two Americans died in the morning mortar attack.

Obama administration officials have insisted that no military resources could have made it in time.

More at the link.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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It wasn’t always this way! At one time, back in the 1950′s, CBS was moderate to right-of-center in its reporting with Walter Cronkite as its news anchor. Now, CBS and MSM, are way of to America’s left-of-center political spectrum, firmly aligned with Progressive New Left Activists. Here’s proof:
Frank Kearns – CBS war correspondent
An associate of Walter Cronkite-News Anchor at CBS
Like many American reporters in the 1950’s, Kearns was a World War II-era patriot who believed that Egypt and the Middle East’s pro- Arab movement was being influenced by Soviet Union’s communism philosophy. He won major journalism awards when he risked his life (114 times) to report on the real intentions of Algerian rebels (FLN-National Liberation Front). He was the first broadcast journalist to discover the Algerian insurgents weren’t communists or Arab extremists but were instead nationalists who believed in their country’s democratic freedom. The earlier French/Soviet Union alliance sought to continue Algeria’s march to communism, while FLN rebels fought (1954-1958)for democracy, winning in 1958 thus bringing about the collapse of Algerian communism and the French Fourth Republic.
How’s this compare to today’s massive “No Terrorist,” “No Islamic,” no organized terrorist movement in all of Algeria! HUH?
See, CBS in times gone past, was for democracy…a far cry from today where it’s aligned with its cohorts in MSM and their Socialist/Communist mantra! A really strange twist of journalism’s We The Elite People of Culture of Corruption in all of Washington DC’s so called-”objectiveness”…wouldn’t one say? Pray. Amen.
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Barack "Depraved Indifference" Obama.
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‘I CAN’T IMAGINE ANYONE WITH ANY HEART THAT WOULD WATCH A BATTLE RAGE FOR SEVEN HOURS KNOWING THAT HEROES WERE THERE THAT WERE GOING TO BE SLAUGHTERED IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE HELP SENT IN. Because we know that C130s could have been sent there in less than an hour, jets could have been scrambled in minutes from many different parts of the globe. THE ORDER WAS ‘DON’T HELP THEM, LET THEM DIE.”

- Charles Woods, the father of murdered Benghazi SEAL Tyrone Woods
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The Commanding General was relieved of duty, ostensibly because he was going to disobey that order. His second in command relieved him of duty. This is not rock solid info, because they do not like to talk about this.
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I guess there wasn't that "one child" there that Obama says is so important to save.
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People died.
Øbama lied.
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Obama, the man of depraved indifference.
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I'll bet that could be the nucleus of a parody based on that song from "O Brother Where Art Thou."
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