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(10-12-2017 09:21 AM)Redwingtom Wrote:  
Quote:Four dead Americans.

It’s been five years since terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, leaving four Americans dead. Last week, as CIA officers disguised in wigs and mustaches testified in court about the predawn ambush on the diplomatic compound, four other American soldiers were killed in neighboring Niger.

Most Americans may not even be aware that approximately 800 U.S. troops are stationed in Niger, a West African nation where jihadist groups have taken root. As part of the never-ending war on terror, the United States has also set up a drone base in Niger’s capital city of Niamey. Contrary to his focused commitment to reverse every policy put in place by his predecessor, President Donald Trump has decided to carry on with the construction of a second drone base in Niger commissioned by Barack Obama.

American forces have never been sanctioned to an official combat mission in Niger, a landlocked West African nation about twice the size of Texas with a population of just over 20 million people. But they have long been fighting against Islamic extremists in the country and surrounding region. On Oct. 4, four Green Berets were killed and two more injured after their group of a dozen U.S. soldiers were ambushed while conducting a joint patrol with about 40 Nigerien soldiers.

The New York Times reported that when the soldiers were ambushed, no American helicopters came to their rescue. Although Congress has never authorized the mission in Niger -- as is required by the Constitution -- the military’s Africa command asked lawmakers for more help months before the attack, the Times also reported.
Trump’s Benghazi? Ambush of U.S. soldiers in Niger goes unnoticed

Quote:WASHINGTON — When a team of Green Berets in unarmored pickup trucks came under fire in Niger last week, they quickly found themselves in the middle of a nightmare battlefield scenario: outgunned, taking casualties and far from friendly support.

The operation, which left four American soldiers dead and two wounded, is now under investigation, Pentagon officials said. That inquiry, senior military officials said, will likely reveal that the American troops had deployed to a hostile area without adequately assessing the risk, and lacked ready access to medical support.

Battlefield commanders have called medical aid an ethical obligation. The Defense Department follows a “golden-hour standard,” in which the military seeks to whisk wounded American troops from the battlefield within an hour of being wounded to give them access to advanced care and the best chance to save their lives.
Niger Attack Lays Bare U.S. Troops’ Long Wait for Medical Help in Africa

I'm more curious what Roger Goodell and the NFL is up to lately though!

#ButBenghazi

20 congressional investigations cleared Trump. Try again.
10-12-2017 09:31 AM
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How’s this that much different than Benghazi?
10-12-2017 04:59 PM
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(10-12-2017 04:59 PM)jaredf29 Wrote:  How’s this that much different than Benghazi?

Doesn't sound much different at all. Other than the fact the the president and congress seemed to care a lot more about Benghazi.

The only real difference is that an ambassador was killed in the other one. This time it was just meaningless Green Berets I guess.
10-13-2017 08:41 AM
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(10-12-2017 04:59 PM)jaredf29 Wrote:  How’s this that much different than Benghazi?

Benghazi was an illegal weapons smuggling operation.
10-13-2017 08:54 AM
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(10-13-2017 08:41 AM)Redwingtom Wrote:  
(10-12-2017 04:59 PM)jaredf29 Wrote:  How’s this that much different than Benghazi?

Doesn't sound much different at all. Other than the fact the the president and congress seemed to care a lot more about Benghazi.

The only real difference is that an ambassador was killed in the other one. This time it was just meaningless Green Berets I guess.

Don't act like you care one bit about the loss of American lives in either event. They are both merely political props for you and your side.
10-13-2017 09:04 AM
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Trump was tweeting about some stupid **** during this.
10-13-2017 09:04 AM
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(10-13-2017 08:54 AM)SuperFlyBCat Wrote:  
(10-12-2017 04:59 PM)jaredf29 Wrote:  How’s this that much different than Benghazi?

Benghazi was an illegal weapons smuggling operation.

Link? Seriously...I'm not quite sure who you're saying was doing the illegal smuggling.
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(10-13-2017 09:04 AM)ECUGrad07 Wrote:  
(10-13-2017 08:41 AM)Redwingtom Wrote:  
(10-12-2017 04:59 PM)jaredf29 Wrote:  How’s this that much different than Benghazi?

Doesn't sound much different at all. Other than the fact the the president and congress seemed to care a lot more about Benghazi.

The only real difference is that an ambassador was killed in the other one. This time it was just meaningless Green Berets I guess.

Don't act like you care one bit about the loss of American lives in either event. They are both merely political props for you and your side.

Dude, kindly STFU. You don't know me one bit. I have many relatives who served and a nephew currently in the Navy in Japan. Don't pretend to tell me you know how I feel about our military, living and/or deceased.

If you want to ***** about using dead Americans for political gain, then you should be totally outraged by what the GOP did with Benghazi. Are you?
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CIA 'running arms smuggling team in Benghazi when consulate was attacked'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnew...acked.html

Arms dealer says Clinton and Obama accidentally gave guns to ISIS, Al Qaeda and Benghazi attackers - then tried to scapegoat him for their screw-up with failed $10m felony case
Marc Turi 'had plan to get arms to Libyan rebels in 2011 despite UN ban
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...ew-up.html
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