Delta Force was in Libya Night of the Benghazi Attack

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The Washington Times reports that contrary to what Barack Obama and Leon Panetta have said, there were 8 special forces commandos in Tripoli the night of the attack, just 400 miles away.  They were made up of Delta Force, the country’s leading counterterrorism force and Green Berets.  Two of the Delta Forces volunteered to go to Benghazi, along with 5 private contractors.  Both have been quietly awarded medals for their bravery for turning back the attackers. Delta Force is trained as a quick response force and assuming they could be ready in an hour, they could have been in Benghazi within three hours.  This bolsters testimony given by Gregory Hicks that Lt Steve Gibson was prepared to relieve Benghazi, but was told to stand down.  Pentagon spokesman, Major Rob Firman, stated:

“They weren’t told to stand down. They were simply told not to go to Benghazi. They were told to go to the airport in Tripoli to provide security there.”

The administration was able to hide the involvement of Delta Force using vague wording. The timeline mentioned that the relief flight from Tripoli contained ” two Department of Defense ” employees.  The official State Department report on Benghazi mentioned “2 Department of Defense workers”, but conveniently left out the fact that they were special forces. The Washington Times reports that sources directly familiar with the attack, told them there was a force of eight men made up of Delta Force and Green Berets, who were in Tripoli to confiscate weapons and to abduct terrorists, as well as helping to train Libyan forces. The two special operations soldiers arrived in time to drive the terrorists back and to avoid further casualties.  Both men were awarded medals for valor for the engagement. One source told the Times:

“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. “The remaining  [forces] were ready to dispatch the next morning, but by that time American personnel had been evacuated to the airport, local militias had provided additional security and it was determined there was no need for them to be dispatched at that point.”

The Pentagon claims that they did not disclose the actions of the two commandos because we didn’t have a Status of Forces Agreement in place.  But the Libyan government warned of the attack and at that time was amendable to aiding the United States. That night has become famous for what the administration and the Pentagon did not do, which is to send troops and warplanes from outside the country. The fact that the two did make it to Benghazi, undercuts the carefully controlled message from the White House in the weeks leading up to the election.  The administration has already admitted that parts of the story they told was “misleading.”  What else is there we don’t know? Retired Army Col. Ken Allard observed:

“On the one hand, it is an indictment of the lack of contingency planning by both CIA and DoD, especially given the rising threat profiles in Libya that were well understood — and appropriately reported back to D.C. by agency reps on the ground.  So why weren’t there more than just two Delta Force guys to send? Above all: Where were the air and naval resources that should have routinely been included in any contingency planning worthy of the name?”

The originally story put out by the White House through Susan Rice, was that it was a demonstration against a twelve-minute Internet film, even though they knew almost immediately that it was terrorists.  The administration also said there were no assets in the area, which the latest revelations reveal as less than honest. Deputy chief of station in Tripoli, Gregory Hicks, sent the reinforcements in cooperation with the CIA.  That means on a night when Panetta claimed he didn’t have enough information to commit troops, Hicks thought he did. There are no official reports on what the two did, but we do know that another person from that flight, ex-SEAL Glen Doherty, was on the roof manning a machine gun until three mortar shells landed on the roof, killing him and Woods. It looks like someone has some explaining to do.

BOMBSHELL!!! Delta Force was in Libya Night of the Benghazi Attack – The Free Patriot.

IRS’ Lois Lerner gave confidential Tea Party tax info to FEC, violating law

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The Internal Revenue Service shared highly confidential tax information of several Tea Party groups in the IRS scandal with the Federal Election Commission, a clear violation of federal law, according to newly obtained emails.


The public watchdog group Judicial Watch told Secrets Thursday that it was former scandal boss Lois Lerner who shared the information on groups including the American Future Fund and the American Issues Project.

The emails obtained by Judicial Watch show that the IRS, which was considering the tax status of the groups, gave the FEC the tax returns of the groups, including income, expenditures and staff pay. The emails also revealed the exact working of the prying political questions the IRS wanted the groups to reveal, such as their goals and the requests for brochures and ads.

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IRS Targeting Stopping Some Insurance Companies From Publicly Opposing Obamacare

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Mark Levin on the situation:

Sen Johnson confirming what was reported a few days ago on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 that insurance companies are being intimidated by the imperial regimes thug enforcers over at the IRS. These are the same insurance companies who are being blamed for people losing their healthcare plans by the emperor and his propagandists.

Does anyone doubt this? The IRS is actively engaged in going after all the enemies of this corrupt president. The people carrying out his majesty’s will have no souls. What I find more troubling is how Congress hasn’t done anything to put a stop to the intimidation since the targeting of conservative groups first came to light.

Like I have said we are on our own, no one in DC is looking out for us!

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Ted Cruz criticizes DOJ for arguing international treaty can trump the Constitution

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Folks the DOJ is dead wrong…The federal government may not lawfully circumvent the U.S. Constitution by international treaties.  It may NOT do by Treaty what it is not permitted to do by the U.S. Constitution.

Here’s a great article explaining this: Treaties: WHEN are they part of “the supreme Law of the Land”?

Justice Department attorneys are advancing an argument at the Supreme Court that could allow the government to invoke international treaties as a legal basis for policies such as gun control that conflict with the U.S. Constitution, according to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

Their argument is that a law implementing an international treaty signed by the U.S. allows the federal government to prosecute a criminal case that would normally be handled by state or local authorities.

That is a dangerous argument, according to Cruz.

“The Constitution created a limited federal government with only specific enumerated powers,” Cruz told the Washington Examiner prior to giving a speech on the issue today at the Heritage Foundation.

“The Supreme Court should not interpret the treaty power in a manner that undermines this bedrock protection of individual liberty,” Cruz said.

In his speech, Cruz said the Justice Department is arguing “an absurd proposition” that “could be used as a backdoor way to undermine” Second Amendment rights, among other things.

The underlying case, Bond v. United States, involves a woman charged with violating the international ban on chemical weapons because she used toxic chemicals to harass a former friend who had an affair with her husband.

Under the Constitution, such an offense would be handled at the state level. In Bond’s case, the federal government prosecuted her under the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act.

That law implements the Chemical Weapons Convention, the international treaty Syrian dictator Bashar Assad is accused of violating in that country’s vicious civil war.

“The problem here is precisely that Congress, rather than implementing the treaty consistent with our constitutional system of federalism, enacted a statute that, if construed to apply to petitioner’s conduct, would violate basic structural guarantees and exceed Congress’s enumerated powers,” according to Bond’s lawyers.

The Judicial Crisis Network’s Carrie Severino said the Bond case could have ramifications for many other issues.

“If the administration is right, the treaty power could become a backdoor way for the federal government to do everything from abolishing the death penalty nationwide, to outlawing homeschooling, to dramatically curtailing the states’ rights to regulate abortion,” she told the Washington Examiner. (or the 2nd amendment?)

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