Someone Too Big to Fit Under the Bus Ordered Benghazi Stand Down

Russ Steele

Some one ordered a stand down order in the Benghazi attack. The Investors’s Business Daily: Stand-Down Order In Benghazi Attack Still A Mystery. 

The president says the election has nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed, but, as in 1980 at another embassy, it should — just as it matters who gave the order to stand down.

We have speculated that a reason the cries for military help during the seven-hour assault on our consulate in Benghazi were ignored was due to fears of another “Blackhawk down” incident as in Somalia under President Clinton or a repeat of the Desert One mission that crashed and burned in the Iranian desert in a failed attempt to rescue our hostages in Tehran in 1980.

After all, according to Richard Miniter’s book “Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him,” it was at the urging of White House adviser Valerie Jarrett that President Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden three times before finally approving the May 2, 2011, Navy SEAL mission. Her concern: the political harm to Obama if the mission failed.

As we’ve written, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has falsely said we didn’t have real-time intelligence of the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi. The administration has also suggested it was the CIA that put the brakes on any attempt at relief or rescue.

ABC’s Jake Tapper reports that a CIA spokesman, presumably at the direction of CIA Director David Petraeus, has put out a statement saying, “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate.”

Someone did, and the question is who?  It must have been some one who was too big to fit under the bus. Who do you think that might be?  It is hard to chuck one self under the bus, especially when there is a political campaign to run and a pressing need to organize a hurricane to clean up.


Update thanks to a reader who voted on who was too big to go under the bus:


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

4 Responses to Someone Too Big to Fit Under the Bus Ordered Benghazi Stand Down

  1. gjrebane says:

    Shouldn’t be too hard to find the ‘too big’ party in the administration; there are not that many of them. All it will take is balls.

  2. margaret berger says:

    From valerie’s lips to obama’s ear out his mouth. The two of them won’t fit at the same time under the bus. hilliary, paneta, and petraus, have to much paper trail in hand to be shoved under the bus. Sure would like to hear from the general in charge of Aficom who was relieved. Please, please, someone come forth for the love of country and justice for those brave people.

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