Thread: Benghazi 2012
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Old 27 October 2017, 05:08
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Please don't believe everything you see in the movies.

The attack at the diplomatic compound lasted about 2 hours. Everyone was off that compound by about midnight.

The attack at the annex was nothing like what was portrayed in the movie. The movie depicted these human wave attacks a la Black hawk Down. That did not happen. There were 2 or 3 probes to include SAF and RPGs. The mortar attacked happened near dawn many hours aftre the last probe. The last mortar round was in the air before the first round impacted. There were no spotting rounds. No doubt the mortars had VERY good gun data or they were VERY lucky. I think they were an experienced mortar crew with a 10 digit grid of the target.

I'm in no way denigrating the heroic live-saving actions of numerous people. Nor am I minimizing the high-level cover ups that took place before, during, and after the incident. I'm not convinced CAS or low level overflights were realistic given the timing of events. When they left the diplomatic compound, they had no reason to thing the annex would be attacked.
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