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June 17, 2013

The Benghazi Stand Down Order

BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front): the moral of this story (I know I’m supposed to save it for the end, but I hate suspense) is don’t be a blind consumer of the news. Listen and ask questions, even when distinguished individuals tell you something. Just because they have a title, awards, position etc. it doesn’t mean they have a lock on truth, common sense and aren’t misleading you.

Full disclosure. I’m biased. I think America should exhaust all reasonable options when responding to Americans under attack, even if it provides only a little more capability than what’s needed at the battle.

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served over 20 years as an Infantry officer in Europe, the Middle East, Korea and Latin America. He has extensive experience in both light Infantry and mechanized warfare to include combat. He was selected to serve as a TAC at West Point and his final assignment was to the Infantry’s Battle Lab conducting research on tomorrow’s Infantry force. He concentrated in National Security at West Point, holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling & Leadership Development and is a graduate of the Combined Arms General Staff College. Born and raised in a tough section of New York City, Will lost his accent in the Army but kept the attitude. Read more from Will at

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  • Jederman

    AmericanproPro YankeePapa  I agree that lying seems to be a way of life in this admin and it seems appropriate if not prudent to assume the worst from them.  They've earned it.   BO could have put out the word (and it applies to any given scandal currently being looked at by congress) to cooperate to the fullest or directed the DoJ to appoint a special prosecutor to prove good faith and/or out of respect for the citizens of this country.  It's not going to happen.  He's convinced he can tap dance and smile his way out of this.  They are what they are. I remain hopeful that the truth will come out because there are still service members deeply involved in this, with integrity, who will not compromise.   When you step back and look at it, it's hard to determine what the WH strategy is because every move is so ham fisted and weak.  The lies (caused by a movie etc), hiding witnesses, non-disclosure statements... .  If they had a legit excuse it would have come out, or they would have thrown some big names under the bus by now.   Citizens keeping the pressure on congress seems like the straightest line to the truth.

  • AmericanproPro

    YankeePapathe american people will never get the truth about benghazi, obama, biden, clinton, panetta, rice and the rest of this criminal coterie of political moral imbeciles just don't care about americans. sean smith's mother was lied to by the inveterate liar clinton at her son's memorial serice, even the political hack carter says this country is no longer democratic because of the agressive behavior of nsa's prism program to spy on americans...just look at the holy roman empire and you can see the fate that awaits this republic.

  • YankeePapa

    If anybody is still out there:  This story showed up today: YP

  • majrod

    Txazz majrod  I'd be honored if I could be of some small help in this tragic affair.

  • Txazz

    majrod Maj, I think I may send your timeline to my Senator who happens to be McCain.  One would think being former military he would have the sense to already figure that out.  He has been standing for Benghazi although his reasons are unclear - for the right or for the politics? This subject has already got me going this morning (again).  I appreciate the facts, loud and clear, Maj.