Curioser and curioser…

The spectacular failure at Benghazi just took a step deeper into the rabbit hole…

The official spin that there were no forces available to support Ambassador Stevens now must explain how there were forces available and in contact with the enemy that night in Benghazi.

 

Delta Force Marine awarded Navy Cross for fight at CIA annex in Benghazi

 

By Rowan Scarborough
The Washington Times

In a unique battlefield commendation, a Marine Corps member of Delta Force has been awarded the nation’s second highest military honor for coming to the defense of Americans last year at a CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya.

Delta Force, a counterterrorism unit in the secretive Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), has been thought of as a strictly Army outfit. But it does take on qualified “operators,” as they are called, from other services.

The Washington Times has reported that two Delta Force members were among a seven-person rescue team sent from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli to Benghazi on the night of Sept. 11, 2012. Their mission: rescue diplomats, security personnel and CIA employees pinned down by terrorists about a mile from the U.S. diplomatic mission where Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and aide Sean Smith were killed by al Qaeda-directed militants.
Two of those seven were Delta Force operators. The Times can now report that one was an Army soldier and the other a Marine.
The soldier was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, and the Marine received the Navy Cross for heroism.
The bestowal of the awards was done in secret. The medals rank just below the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor.
The Navy provided a statement to The Times:
“Yes, a Navy Cross was approved, but due to security and privacy concerns no further information can be provided at this time. It is not unusual for certain awards not to be publicized, and details of the circumstances and actions that justified the award to be withheld. Per DoD regulations, this information will not be released if it could potentially lead to a compromise of national security, or potentially create undue risk to the security and privacy of the awardee and his/her family.”

 

There are several areas in this report that will cause veterans to raise an eyebrow, the first being Delta Force employing Marine operators. The second being a seven man relief force including only two Delta Force operators. The third being classified citations for an Operation which has been all over the news internationally for over a year.

First, a hearty well done to the Soldier and Marine. Those awards are not lightly granted, and under less politically charged circumstances would almost certainly have been Medals of Honor.

Second, this Administration has a whole lot of explaining to do.

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Posted by on November 17, 2013.
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  • GarandFan

    “Benghazi happened such a long time ago.” “Besides, at this point, what difference does it make?!”

    • Constitution First

      Words to well-to-remember come 2016.

  • Wayne Cook

    Not unusual at all having mixed forces..members come from all svcs as volunteers and candidates.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_Force and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59fL6ej_B-I

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      A Marine member of Delta set my antennae atwitch; jointness would appear to have proceed at a gallop.

  • jim_m

    Wait an minute… This was terrorism? When did obama and Hilary apologize for lying that the video caused it?

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      As everyone but the SpiteHouse has since figured out.

  • Commander_Chico

    By “bazaar” did you mean bizarre, or were you making a lame joke?

    If true, this would seem to contradict the “Obama refused to send help” squawking, wouldn’t it?

    The citations would be classified because the mission of any Delta members in Libya, as almost anywhere, would be classified, as are the identities of Delta Force members. The Benghazi mission was largely a CIA station, another level of clandestinity.

    Funny that you can claim they would be Medals of Honor without knowing what happened. The Navy Cross and DSC are not easily given, either.

  • Commander_Chico

    By “bazaar” did you mean bizarre, or were you trying to make a lame joke?

    If true, it would seem to contradict the “Obama refused to send help” squawking.

    It’s 404 miles from Tripoli to Benghazi, I wonder how they got there.

    Delta Force award citations are routinely classified because the identity of Delta force members is kept secret.

    • jim_m

      If true it would seem to contradict your bullshit for more than a year now that there wasn’t anyone close enough to send. I suppose that escaped your notice.

      And, of course, you never had any problem with revealing the classified information that Seal Team 6 killed Bin Laden, a revelation that some said lead directly to their being targeted and several of them being killed.

      You’ll do anything to cover for your master.

      • Commander_Chico

        Well, I see the “bazaar” is now edited out.

        If Delta Force and others were close enough (404 miles) and they were ordered into action, what’s the complaint now? Wasn’t that a bitch of LL and some others here?

        I didn’t reveal who killed Bin Laden, who are you talking about?

        • jim_m

          Get lost Private Pyle. A year ago you were carrying on about how you knew the location and readiness status of every unit from Gibraltar to Saudi Arabia and how there was NO ONE that could have responded.

          Since the details of the awarding of the medals are not released I cannot believe a single damned word that the obama admin puts out as to why they were given. I do not put it past obama to have released yet another lie. I believe this no more than I believe the video story.

          And I was referring to obama and Biden releasing the information that Seal Team 6 conducted the Bin Laden mission. Their missions are supposed to be secret, yet the definition of secret seems to now be anything which might embarrass the won. Anything which would make obama look good is now declassified regardless of the cost to the lives of our soldiers or our nation’s security.

          • Jwb10001

            Chico must have missed a joint cheif’s of staff meeting or something.

    • Retired military

      Plus they are closet socialists. Right chico.

      • Commander_Chico

        See you at the commissary, comrade.

  • Retired military

    Wait a minute. Bhengazi? Isnt that a Fox news story.

    • Constitution First

      “Phony scandal. These are not the Droids you’re looking for…” -BHO