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Some members of congress have said there's no point in simply doing a pinprick strike.
Let me make something clear.
The united states military doesn't do pin -- Even a limited strike we'll send a message to Assad that no other nation can deliver.
With a combat ready naval task force still ploy is off the coast of Syria.
There is no doubt but that we could wreak serious Havoc on the forces of the dictator they ever -- -- -- As the president just said the US military does not duped him for -- The critics complain that if mr.
Obama's are ready to attack.
For its crimes against its own people why didn't we carry out a similar punitive strike in Libya.
Against the militias we believe carried out the bing does -- attack.
A year ago which as you know resulted in the deaths of four Americans including our ambassador there -- -- With us to discuss and maybe just -- the feasibility.
Of a punitive strikes in Libya and what it could have -- should have looked like.
Our navy seal Scott Taylor Scott is also the chairman of ops -- that's a security company.
And the CEO of concern veterans of America captain -- -- -- that was awarded the bronze star for courage.
In combat in Iraq gentlemen welcome I'm delighted to have you both on the program.
Now we know where two of the militias involved in the day Ghazi murders are headquartered how hard would it have been.
To punish the perpetrators of last year's attacks with say a drone or cruise missile strike kept the -- -- first.
Well -- if we know where they where they are it would have been difficult we've seen a year later we still know where many of these people are summer her rear areas -- summer in camps and elsewhere if the United States wanted to strike either through the air through sophisticated means or with a special operations approach.
How we could.
That begs the question Scott -- -- it.
Our special operators put into Ben -- you know.
Shortly after the attack to find this guy -- -- towel on this guy who's been giving interviews.
To cable news into the New York Times and others that the alleged mastermind of the plot to kill our ambassador why didn't we have people on the -- why don't we put people on the ground you know it just seems to me that you guys the seals could have been there do you lament the fact that special -- were not apparently putting into Libya shortly after -- -- A 100% unfortunately I think that it was political.
And that's a really unfortunate thing because I don't think there is any brighter red line that's drawn in the sand with blood.
Then the attack in our sovereign -- and also the the killing of our presidential surrogate and -- -- that country and I can tell you that.
There is no doubt in my mind -- special operations that were there and and hear what was happening that night.
We're chomping at the bit to get into the fight and been rescued as Americans that were that were under fire and I it's.
It's it's almost painful not to to see that that that didn't happen and that that fund -- the next day by the president wasn't canceled.
And that they weren't moving troops and immediately did to make sure it did that we are engaged and and gave retribution for that attack and like I said it's it's very frustrating that we don't see folks that are there right now finest folks as Pete said we -- A 100% -- a capability to find them and whether we use a drone or whether he's a snatch and grab or direct action that's all situation defendants.
-- on the on the operation itself but we we have the ability we should have done it we should be doing it and it's very frustrating to see this play out.
Let me flashback to Syria the president says -- -- -- -- military does not do pin pricks.
Describe the kind of devastation.
-- -- destroyer is off the coast of Syria could have -- on that country.
-- incredible devastation with.
There with a pinprick precision meaning they can put tomahawk missile to -- specific window in a specific building so.
The president's right when he says.
If America can bring the kind of power firepower to bear that no other nation can so those four destroyers could send a very clear.
Message to a -- not quite sure how they would send both a limited any decisive.
Action which the president talked about it makes no sense -- but the the power that America wields is like none other in the world everyone knows that.
And whether it's those destroyers or special operators if we -- -- gets that something done we can as far as it pertains to Libya.
I think when we pull all our people -- we lost a lot of the on the ground human intelligence unit that is necessary to find some these so we still could today.
But there's no doubt our retreat.
Was -- a signal and it degradation of capability that makes a jobless someone like -- Navy -- more difficult when the -- to go back DN.
And establish connections with the population again.
To get back on the trail these guys but as you mentioned western reporters have had no problem finding them if we had the will.
We knew we would have we've certainly got the capacity.
Standby ladies and gentlemen we'll continue our plotting and planning for the punish and of the killers of our people in bank Gaza after the short break.
The administration has not been fully pursuing these people I I wish the present in the United States would take.
The situation and Ben Ghazi as as seriously as he does those and Syria because guess what we have four Americans.
-- Welcome back we're continuing our discussion of why Syria why not Libya when it comes to a punitive strike.
Navy -- Scott Taylor is -- that's him on the left says captain Pete except.
The CEO of concerned veterans of America on the right have been the veterans generally feel captain.
About this strike in Syria there were to come to that our veterans behind the president they generally are when the president beats the drums of war and yet you have tremendous resistance is -- to me.
From so many members of congress on both sides of the -- that.
That's -- are hesitant because they don't see a plan the leadership the feckless foreign policy this administration has made us look weak throughout the world and you don't just do something for the sake of doing it.
-- the same time how would America says it will do some thing.
-- word has to matter because how and other nations perceive us is really important that matters and does he do that fit the fact of the folks who perpetrated the death of our ambassador.
Have not been held and brought to justice sends a clear signal the world.
That our adversaries try to get away with they smell the weakness.
Do you have a great sense of frustration that the commander in chief.
Has either overly politicized.
The role of the united states military or is this true confusion because we just.
In the Syrian situation we don't know quite what to do in the Libyan situation the time to act is overcast.
I think in Syria.
Well it in the president's over his head and doesn't know where to go after years of waiting and -- caving in not.
Not making it this a decision as far as -- is concerned that's political as a situation where they denied it was -- to begin with.
I covered up the fact that it was a decided terrorist attack.
And therefore dragged their feet in response that would have been critically important the closer it happened to the actual action more effective it would have been the longer you wait the more difficult it makes your options we could still -- there and send a strong signal.
But instead we're looking at Syria talking about red lines punting to congress handing solutions to -- two prudent and we look foolish in the process both our problem both for slightly different reasons.
It's got in terms of the infiltration.
But special operators into -- -- -- into these militia headquarters.
Don't we have.
Libyan nationals that we -- contract this operation to.
Couldn't we relatively simply and I -- I don't -- -- oversimplify it because that's you know filled with -- -- with its own -- but couldn't we get.
Libyans or someone who looks like Libyans to carry out.
And almost law enforcement snatch and grab or indeed -- assassination of the people killed RP.
While it's hot alana speculate too much on Covert operations and -- we -- and we can't do as far as as far as that goes for assassinations and things like that but.
We can certainly support our Libyan counterparts and friends over there to to bring folks to justice and quite frankly we should have -- -- so long time ago summoned.
Virginia Beach and it's we're surrounded by a tremendous amount of veterans.
And overwhelmingly mandate you know veterans and military folks they want to.
Lead or be -- and there's a -- there's a leadership deficit here in the Middle East and for foreign policy and and right now they don't.
See a clear case that are clear cut reason to.
Not to go into Syria however in -- on the other hand on been Ghazi I think that the president -- -- had everybody behind him.
Had he gone in and and -- -- retribution for our bass are getting killed and other folks getting just retribution.
Scott is that a valid military.
Goal is that a valid.
You know did decisive military action retribution.
Punitive action hit -- -- -- you back.
Absolutely I think it's it's extremely important that whether it's nation state or -- them.
National group -- -- in Gaza that attacks our sovereign soil and -- are our troops that we have to act decisively.
And whether you wanna call that punitive or you -- -- call retribution it's something that pass to happen and again the president.
-- -- everybody behind him had he acted like a leader that we that we want him to be rather than go to a fund raiser in Las Vegas the next day.
All right excellent job gentlemen I appreciate it thank you very much.
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