How good is your memory with regard to history?
Ok, enough with the drama. This is the deal. Amos stood up SPMAGTF-CR's in response to "US forces not being in position" to respond to the attack in Benghazi. via Wikipedia.
In 2013, following the 2012 Benghazi attack, Lt. Gen. Richard Tryon, Marine Corps deputy commandant for plans, policies and operations, announced the creation of a Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force that could fly in a company of Marines on Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreysto respond to crises in Africa. However, this will require political work to secure a ground base nearby that the amphibious ships operating in the global commons of the world's oceans do not require. The task force self-deployed to Morón Air Base on 27 April 2013.Now we get the Senate report and as usual we find out that the former dick sucking bastard of a Commandant lied his ass off. Check this out...
USMC spokesman Capt. Eric Flanagan has listed the responsibilities of the task force to be a first responder for American embassies in the area, to help evacuate Americans, and to provide humanitarian and disaster relief.
The report also sheds new light on previous conclusions that the military was unable to respond quickly enough to perform a rescue. The Republicans found that "despite President Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s clear orders to deploy military assets, nothing was sent to Benghazi, and nothing was en route to Libya at the time the last two Americans were killed almost 8 hours after the attacks began."We can shut down one meme.
Seems as if Obama and Panetta DID order forces to the scene.
What we don't know is how the order got jumbled at best or at worst who is the fucktard that refused to carry them out.
Either way its apparent that something is seriously broken inside our Dept of Defense. While Mabus is "renaming" positions to gender neutral terms, he ignores serious issues that should concern us all.
I am amazed, heartbroken and angry. Time to punch a wall.