Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Blow by Blow: What really happened in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012

I have been meaning to make people aware of uber-columnist Jack Cashill's account of the approximately 9 hour - yes, I said 9 hour - firefight at our embassy in Benghazi, Libya.

It has been hard enough keeping Benghazi in the news cycle, as Obama's lapdog media want nothing more than for the whole affair to go away, much like Operation Fast and Furious and the continuing questions about Obama's birth certificate and Social Security number.

Now that Boston and its iconic Marathon have been hit by a terrorist attack, keeping Benghazi in the news will be even more difficult.  One of the biggest tragedies of this is that I believe too few people realize the heroics that took place in the late night and early morning hours of September 11th and 12th, 2012.

Were you aware that one of the former SEALs-turned-security technicians who was killed that night was all the way across Libya in the city of Tripoli when the firefight started?  By the end of the firefight, he had gotten himself all the way across Libya by hook or by crook in order to assist his brothers-in-arms.  Here is that excerpt from Jack Cashill's narrative:
Meanwhile, in Tripoli, 13 hours away by car, Woods’ old Navy Seal friend Glen Doherty and six colleagues, most of them CIA, commandeered a jet to join the fray. In Benghazi, the Libyan militias reorganized outside the CIA annex and launched an attack there shortly after midnight. The GRS and DSS agents, along with reliable local security, held the attackers off until daybreak. At 5 a.m. Doherty and his crew reached the CIA annex in Benghazi. They quickly took up defensive positions and helped the agents in place fend off a new wave of attackers trying to scale the wall....
Until I read Cashill's article, I had no idea about most of what I read about what had occurred that night. Hollywood is always looking for good stories. This one is begging to be filmed. Don't bet on it, though. Unlike the bin Laden raid, in which Hollywood received more than full cooperation from the Obama administration in making Zero Dark Thirty, I doubt Obama and his minions would be quite as forthcoming about what went down in Benghazi that night. Pity.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson

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