October 27, 2012
Via Blackfive comes this
Having a back and forth with a former legendary Delta operator. Here is the gist of what he is implying:The news is breaking today but there is a small bit that is being overlooked. According to the statements from Fox News:The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up support from a Specter gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights. The fighting at the CIA annex went on for more than four hours — enough time for any planes based in Sigonella Air base, just 480 miles away, to arrive. Fox News has also learned that two separate Tier One Special operations forces were told to wait, among them Delta Force operators.Everyone is reporting this but they are missing a key point. From the retired Delta operator:Having spent a good bit of time nursing a GLD (ground Laser Designator) in several garden spots around the world, something from the report jumped out at me.One of the former SEALs was actively painting the target. That means that Specter WAS ON STATION! Probably an AC130U. A ground laser designator is not a briefing pointer laser. You do not “paint” a target until the weapons system/designator is synched; which means that the AC130 was on station.Only two places could have called off the attack at that point; the WH situation command (based on POTUS direction) or AFRICOM commander based on information directly from the target area.If the AC130 never left Sigonella (as Penetta says) that means that the Predator that was filming the whole thing was armed.If that SEAL was actively “painting” a target; something was on station to engage! And the decision to stand down goes directly to POTUS!
Lots more at the link, including several updates you ought to read. Included are some updates that might paint a different picture, so you should definitely check those out, it is important that we get all the facts. But, I will say that nothing I have seen, or read looks good for Team Obama. It is bloody obvious that not nearly enough was done, before, or during the attacks. It is also glaringly obvious that Team Obama has been in CYA mode since September 11th.
From The Daley Gator: http://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/