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@1foreverseeking @almostjingo #Benghazi is FAR worse than “mere” lying about the impetus. In 2016, I did a lot of research on the attacks, and timelines and final reports from the site indicate that the “failure to rescue” was deliberate. 1/
@1foreverseeking @almostjingo There is an archive of the site, but parts of some of the reports are missing.… 2/
@1foreverseeking @almostjingo Rescue assets (2 FAST + 2 special ops) were ordered to "prepare to deploy". They DID prepare to deploy & were in position. Libya had granted flight clearance. Teams were just waiting for the formal “execute order” to go into Libya. (p G-17)… 3/
@1foreverseeking @almostjingo I’m not military, so don’t know who could give that order. The DOD Chief of Staff testified that he believed the execute order would have to come from the president. (should be page I-117 but most of doc is missing)… 4/
@1foreverseeking @almostjingo No execute order came UNTIL THE NEXT DAY. The DCMO for AFRICOM testified: “During that evening hour, that incident, there were no execute orders to move forces into our AOR.” (shd be on p I-125 but most of doc is missing)… 5/
@1foreverseeking @almostjingo Embassy Tripoli deployed a security team to Benghazi. Team had 3.5-hour delay (1:23-4:53 am) at the Benghazi airport (see page 6). Then made 11-minute drive to CIA facility.… 6/
@1foreverseeking @almostjingo Attacks continued, including precise mortar attacks (indicating well-trained crew).… 7/
@1foreverseeking @almostjingo Ironically, a convoy of Libyan Military Intel forces (Qaddafi loyalists – who we’d been fighting AGAINST) arrived at CIA facility when attacks ended, and evacuated Americans to Benghazi airport. (shd be p I-144 most of doc missing)… 8/
@1foreverseeking @almostjingo Despite assets being ready to deploy, none were deployed on order from Washington until the next day, when a C-17 MEDEVAC was sent to Tripoli to evacuate the Americans who had arrived from Benghazi. (shd be p I-125 most of doc missing)… 9/
@1foreverseeking @almostjingo A FAST platoon did arrive in Tripoli at 8:56 p.m. EET on 12 September 2012, nearly 24 hours after the attacks began the previous day. (page G-5)… 10/
@1foreverseeking @almostjingo Obama was MIA. At 6:30 p.m. (attacks ongoing), he was on the phone w/Netanyahu – didn’t discuss attacks. A 7:26 p.m. photo shows Obama was in the Oval Office. That is the last record of his presence that night.… 11/
@1foreverseeking @almostjingo SECDEF Panetta had a 5:00 meeting with Obama at 5:00 p.m., but that was the last Panetta heard from him that night.… 12/
@1foreverseeking @almostjingo Conflicting reports about Obama-Hillary conversation that night: State Dept watchlog says Obama called Clinton at 10:27 p.m., but a Feb 2013 letter to Congress from the White House says he made no phone calls that night.…… 13/
@1foreverseeking @almostjingo Neither SECDEF Panetta nor Joint Chiefs Chairman Dempsey spoke with Hillary that night.… 14/
@1foreverseeking @almostjingo Hillary was at home by 10:30 p.m., though the attacks were ongoing and Ambassador Stevens was still missing.… 15/
@1foreverseeking @almostjingo Rescue was not a priority, and failure to rescue clearly was NOT due to incompetence. The only explanation is that rescue was not desired by Washington. 16/
@1foreverseeking @almostjingo This becomes even clearer when we consider the changing story about rescue decisions. 17/
@1foreverseeking @almostjingo WE DID ORDER RESCUE: SECDEF Panetta testified that the president had told him to do everything possible to rescue the Americans, and that Panetta had worked to do that and had ordered rescue assets to deploy. (p I-87 doc missing)… 18/
@1foreverseeking @almostjingo WE DIDN’T ORDER RESCUE – TOO RISKY: 25 October 2012 report said Panetta and Gen Dempsey and Gen Ham had all agreed that no forces should be deployed to attempt a rescue because of the risk involved.…
@1foreverseeking @almostjingo WE DIDN’T ORDER RESCUE – STATE DEPT DIDN’T ASK FOR HELP: Gen Dempsey testified that no rescue assets were deployed because the State Department never requested help from DOD.… 20/
@1foreverseeking @almostjingo Mike Pompeo’s summary is the best: “…The truth is that they did not try [to rescue].”… 21/21

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