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We determined that we needed to send.
Team from Tripoli to secure the airport for the withdrawal of our personnel from -- gutsy after the mortar attack or any of these US military personnel not permitted to travel on a rescue mission a relief mission to Ben -- They were not.
Authorized to travel.
How -- the personnel reacted being told to stand down.
They were furious.
Can only say.
Well I will quote lieutenant colonel Gibson he said this the first time.
In in my career that a diplomat has more balls than somebody in the military.
Great -- number two man on the ground in Libya we're back with the panel Steve the military response.
He's government's special forces in Tripoli to get to Ben Ghazi and I stand down order that -- -- scraps.
Right I think if we have more hearings and I'm virtually certain that we will have more hearings I would suspect that one of the people that want to talk to us is lieutenant colonel Gibson.
Who was the one who gave him that some colorful quote about they believe gets the order from general ham Carter Ham and someone -- Africa right.
Saying basically don't send -- -- the White House spin on this is that.
You know when when it.
This this plane left they would have arrived in and -- in time to have actually made any difference.
In -- fighting but of course that argument presumes.
We have knowledge that the fighting was going to end when -- and -- there's no way of knowing that I mean.
I've talked to military and intelligence folks who believe that this fighting could have gone for days and in fact was designed to draw more people and there's also a lot of testimony about F fifteens F sixteen's it could've done fly overs and what that could.
I think that that's kind of fertile ground for the next chapter of this you know why wasn't more done.
There's them before -- attack why wasn't there more done to secure the embassy in and the response and I think we're gonna find out more about that.
Charles we do that tweak the panel every Wednesday -- Noland tweets I don't understand the logic behind reducing the number of our special forces teams in Libya.
After the carjacking in August 2012 do you.
-- referring to the British ambassador under attack.
-- -- -- and another words all of the things that happened prior to that moment look good that's one part of.
The story it's clear the ambassador themselves who slain.
There's -- one who is really begging for more security.
Everybody understands who was raided -- -- -- facility I was extremely insecure that's one element.
The other element is time to time of the attack what happened and I would ask another question where it was a commander in chief.
I don't know that's the one man who -- authorize and support your troops to move above everybody and instantly is commander in chief.
Where was he for these hours when that the fight was raging.
Has anybody asked it has anybody answered.
Picks specifically was asked about being demoted.
To desk officer from section chief of mission after -- guys.
Number of questions about that I could be another element of this.
I think it will be a growing element to this story -- -- the testimony Gibbs about Cheryl Mills who's been Hillary Clinton's right arm and Alter ego in some respects.
It essentially intimidating him calling him -- he couldn't meet privately with congressman.
-- have other the suggestions of intimidation Beth Jones he said sat him down for what he describes a blistering attack.
After -- question Susan rice's performance on the Sunday shows.
And there are real serious questions about intimidation and that's and I hope that we get some answers out of from Bradford and enough intimidation is.
Is the equivalent of a cover up if you can intimidate -- somebody as a way.
To shut that person -- you've got to cover up again.
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