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    Special Ops Veteran Analyses Full #Benghazi Report

    Special Ops Veteran Analyses Full #Benghazi Report

    Barry C. Jacobsen, former Green Beret and military history expert, digs into and explains what happened.

    Mary recently covered the damning Benghazi report that indicates Hillary Clinton and the rest of the Obama administration focused on managing public relations instead of military assets in response to the 2012 attack in Libya.

    However, the mainstream media asserts the 800-page evaluation shows no new evidence of wrongdoing by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Furthermore, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Clinton as intelligent and capable the day after that report.

    One of our best known San Diego bloggers, Barry C. Jacobsen, is a former Green Beret and a military history expert.

    He is taking the time to read the full document and analyze various sections through the prism of his Special Ops experience and insight into military tactics.

    In other words, a blogger is doing the job the mainstream American press won’t do.  Again.

    Jacobsen’s first analysis covers the question: Why did the Marine Corps Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team (F.A.S.T.) take so long to launch from its base in Rota, Spain to Benghazi?

    . . . .  The F.A.S.T.team Marines loaded rapidly and were prepared to depart by 1 pm. However, there was further delay of 4 hours; as decision-makers in Washington debated whether or not the F.A.S.T.platoon should go in uniforms or not (Section 1, p. 154); and whether to deploy with their weapons or without! (To his very great credit, this latter option was dismissed by the Platoon Leader, who refused to consider such a ridiculous option.) Four times the team changed in-and-out of uniform; as conflicting orders continued to come in! The delay was also caused by efforts to get diplomatic permission from the Libyan government (what there was of it). This took fully six more hours. (The Committee failed to discover who was responsible for this farcical display of indecision.)

    By the time the F.A.S.T. rescue team actually took off, and landed in Tripoli (not Benghazi), the battle was long over and three more Americans were dead at the Annex.

    These delays show the utter lack of preparation and coordination at all levels, an operation that was utterly FUBAR from beginning to end. Only the junior officer commanding the F.A.S.T. platoon at Rota and his men showed the proper alacrity and concern for timeliness necessary to accomplish such a rescue mission as was required of them that night.

    Jacobsen plans to continue with this riveting analysis, detailing sections of the 800-page report that most Americans won’t have time to read. His insights will help us understand and appreciate the full scope of the Clinton State Department, which continued its Mogadishu-based-tradition of putting political messaging ahead of sensible military tactics.

    The rest of the American press, however, will probably continue its focus on transgenders and climate change.

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    Mike H. | July 3, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    They need a replacement term for journalism. Maybe blogreporter, (this could definitely be improved on.)


       
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      Archer in reply to Mike H.. | July 3, 2016 at 6:21 pm

      I like the term coined by blogger Mike Vanderboegh, who used it to describe (among other things) his ground-breaking work uncovering the “Operation Fast & Furious” debacle:

      “Citizen journalist”


       
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      Rick the Curmudgeon in reply to Mike H.. | July 3, 2016 at 11:06 pm

      Or change the job title of present “journalists” to what they are, that is “shameless whores”, thus freeing up “journalists” to return to its’ former exalted status.


     
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    Cleetus | July 4, 2016 at 5:55 am

    There are two issues that bother me immensely.
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    The first is how the report was written and received. Enormous pressure was brought to bear by the Democrats about how everything was political concerning the investigation. In an effort to deny this charge, the committee was tasked with only finding facts and not assigning blame or guilt. Had they assigned blame or guilt, then the politicking accusations would have been deafening. Now that blame and guilt were left out, the Democrats are crowing about how the report vindicates Hillary and Obama. If this is making the issue political by the Democrats, then nothing could ever be made political.
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    The second issue is the absolute stupidity of so many Americans. They hear about the report (because they couldn’t care less about actually reading it) and then either cannot or will not look at issues like how hundreds of requests demanding better security went unanswered despite the area being a hotbed of hostile activities, how on the anniversary of 9/11 (and everyone knows how terrorists love anniversaries) neither State or DOD was prepared for anything unusual, how no one was ever sent to support those being attacked in Benghazi, and so forth, and they are incapable of seeing incompetence at a minimum and outright treason/abandonment of US forces by our political leaders and facilities in their greatest time of need. The politicos tell the ignorant masses that the report proves nothing and these useful idiots blindly accept this as though it was the most reasonable statement ever made.
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    When, not if, America collapses, it will be these ignorant fools led by our duplicitous government leaders who will be asking how it happened and demanding that it all be fixed when the truth of the matter is that it was them who caused it in the first place. They will get what they deserve and, unfortunately, the rest of us will be forced to suffer with and because of them.


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