Friday, January 22, 2016

"13 Hours" of feeding sheep

The Stand-Down Order That Never Was
It is the most fateful moment in a movie that purports to present a searingly accurate account of the 2012 attacks that left four Americans dead in Benghazi, Libya: a scene in which the highest-ranking CIA operative at a secret agency compound orders his security team to “stand down” rather than rush off to rescue U.S. diplomats under siege less than a mile away. According to the officer in charge of the CIA’s Benghazi base that night, the scene in the movie is entirely untrue. “There never was a stand-down order.”
And who else has testified over an over that there was NOT a 'stand down order' issued that night? Just these few individuals and groups;
The Pentagon, the House Armed Services Committee, the Senate Intelligence Committee, Tripoli commander Lt. Col. S.E. Gibson, then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey, nine other military officers, the Senate Intelligence Committee, and the GOP-led House Intelligence Committee.
If wingnuts had cared as much for the 4,500 killed in Iraq as they have for the four killed in Benghazi they might have some credibility. But they don't.