Benghazi Lies and More Questions than Answers


by Carolyn Elkins

From a March 22, 2011 speech on Libya, Obama promised, “I want to be clear about what we will not be doing. The United States is not going to deploy ground troops into Libya and we are not going to use force to go beyond a well-defined goal.”

It was reported however on October 30th that a unit of eight special operators was in Tripoli the night of the attack in Benghazi, on a counterterrorism mission. When calls for help came, two members volunteered to be sent with five private security contractors from Tripoli to Benghazi. Sources claimed, “Yes, we had Special Forces in Tripoli, and two in fact did volunteer and engaged heroically in the efforts to save Americans… The others were asked to stay behind to help protect Tripoli in case there was a coordinated attack on our main embassy.”

Obama lied about putting forces on the ground in Libya, and then lied by omitting the fact that there were Special Operations Forces in Tripoli that night. It’s standard procedure when dealing with our Special Ops to maintain secrecy for their protection, yet it’s unlikely that this would be the case of why this was kept secret since Obama and his administration never cared about maintaining secrecy when it came to Navy SEAL Team 6 involvement in bringing down Osama Bin Laden.

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