October 26, 2012 – 9:50 am
If you don’t get torches-and-pitchforks irate about this, you are not an American:
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.
There were two AC-130Us deployed to Libya in March as part of Operation Unified Protector.
The AC-130U is a very effective third-generation fire-support aircraft, capable of continuous and extremely accurate fire onto multiple targets. It has been used numerous times in Iraq and Afghanistan to save pinned-down allied forces, and has even been credited with the surrender of the Taliban city of Kunduz
It was purpose-built for a select number of specific mission types, including point-defense against enemy attack. It was literally built for the kind of mission it could have engaged in over Benghazi, if the administration had let it fire. As the excerpt above clearly shows, we had assets on the ground “painting” the targets with the laser.
An AC-130U flies in a counter-clockwise “pivot turn” around the target, with the weapons all aimed out the left side of the aircraft.
There are two state-of-the-art fire-control systems (FCSs) in a AC-130U, using television sensors,infrared sensors, and synthetic aperture strike radar. These fire control systems can see through the dark of night, clouds, and smoke.
The two FCSs on the AC-130U control a 25mm Gatling gun for area suppression, a precision 40mm cannon, and a 105mm cannon which can engage hard targets.
What this means is that we have the forces in the air and on the ground to have stopped the attack at any point, eliminating the terrorists and saving American lives.
- AC-130U Gunship was On-Scene in Benghazi, Obama Admin Refused to Let It Fire (pjmedia.com)
- IT JUST GETS WORSE: AC-130U Gunship was On-Scene in Benghazi, Obama Admin Refused to Let It Fire. Ev… (pjmedia.com)
- Obama Ordered That The Men In Benghazi Be Left To Die (treeofmamre.wordpress.com)
- Worse and Worse (youviewedblog.wordpress.com)
- Fox News EXCLUSIVE: CIA Operators Were Denied Request for Help During Benghazi Attack (Video) (nicedeb.wordpress.com)
- Bombshell! Did White House call off airstrike in Benghazi? (thedaleygator.wordpress.com)
- AC130 Spectre was Overhead, Obama REfused to Let it Fire! (tarpon.wordpress.com)
- U.S. amassing Special Operations planes, gunships in the Mediterranean area (theaviationist.com)
April 24th, 2011
President Obama recently said that the economic situation was worse than they expected when he took office. That’s code for “blame Bush” again for Obama’s failed economic policies, which have not stimulated the economy.
He has chastised the business sector for sitting on over $2 trillion in accumulated cash instead of hiring people they do not need. That’s blaming the business sector for not making stupid decisions to prop up his failed policies.
And now that people are feeling the pain at the pump, he blames oil speculators for high gas prices, which are now double what they were two years ago. Remember, that’s about the time President Obama took office. And, he says there is nothing that can be done in the short term to ease the pain at the pump.
With all due respect, Mr. President, there is something you could do to ease the pain at the pump. Namely, declare and implement a “drill here drill now” strategy. And remove the ridiculous restrictions on shale oil deposits available out west.
The very speculators you are blaming for the run-up in gas prices would quickly retreat if they thought you were serious about an energy independence plan to maximize all of our existing natural resources. The problem is supply and demand, and expectations about the changes in those dynamics. That’s what drives gasoline prices at the pump.
It was recently reported by Fox News that the United States of America has the largest fossil fuel reserve in the world, due to the shale oil deposits discovered out west, plus the oil we have available in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and the outer continental shelf.
We have the energy resources to achieve energy independence if the government would just get out of the way. Unfortunately, government is the problem.
The Obama Administration has used the Gulf oil disaster of a year ago to limit oil exploration in the Gulf and elsewhere. As a result, the oil production in the Gulf is down 13 percent versus a year ago. That also means that there are a corresponding number of people out of work, who are denied productive and well-paying jobs.
We do not stop all commercial aircraft from flying when there is an airline tragedy. We do not stop all cars from driving on the highways when there is an unfortunate deadly automobile accident. No! We learn from those accidents and move on.
This administration’s propensity for moratoriums and prohibitions on oil and natural gas exploration right here at home is dramatically affecting the expectations about global supply and demand. It’s that simple.
Announcing a study group to determine if oil speculators are manipulating the market to drive up gasoline prices is ill-informed. It is a diversion from the real problem, which is the lack of a real energy independence plan.
When the president formed a jobs commission to make it appear that he was doing something about creating jobs, nothing happened. When he created a debt commission to address the spiraling national debt, nothing happened. In both instances, some ideas were put in a report, and then into a file cabinet somewhere.
We have seen and heard this rhetoric before. Announcing a study group does not solve the problem, and many informed observers doubt that the study group will find anything of substance. Gas prices are determined by supply, demand and normal market speculation.
A witch hunt is no substitute for common-sense actions.
Blame at the pump is no remedy for pain at the pump.