Whistle Blower Gregory Hicks’ Guessing Isn’t Going To Help Find The Truth In The Benghazi Hearings

Christopher StevensHere’s what Gregory Hicks said in a post Benghazi massacre interview – and Fox News is making much of it.  I don’t believe this speculation is in any way going to help answer the critical questions about this debacle.  In fact, it may actually hurt the investigation:

…Hicks, in his interview, argued that after the first wave of attacks on the U.S. consulate, the U.S. military could have prevented additional violence with a quickly scrambled flight — after the first wave, terrorists would go on to launch a pre-dawn mortar assault on the CIA annex. 

“And so, in my personal opinion, a fast-mover flying over Benghazi at some point, you know, as soon as possible might very well have prevented some of the bad things that happened that night,” Hicks said, according to the transcript.

And it might very well not have had any effect at all on the attack.

He acknowledged that this would have required clearance from the Libyan government, since it is their airspace, but claimed the government would have approved such a flight. 

Really?  How can he know that, for sure?  And how long would it have taken just to ask for the clearance to fly through Libyan airspace?

This, he said, could have stopped that mortar assault. 

“I believe if we had been able to scramble a fighter or aircraft or two over Benghazi as quickly as possible after the attack commenced, I believe there would not have been a mortar attack on the annex in the morning because I believe the Libyans would have split,” he said. “They would have been scared to death that we would have gotten a laser on them and killed them.” …

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is hyperbolic speculation. 

The investigators who are running this proceeding had better have a whole lot more up their sleeves than Mr. Hicks guessing about what might have happened if a military plane had flown overhead during the assault – or this inquiry is going to turn into much ado about nothing.  The lawyers for the Obama side will cut this type of statement to shreds.

What would definitely have created a change in the outcome of the battle would have been some well-placed high explosives dropped onto the enemy’s positions, along with some well-aimed gunfire from U.S. troops.

So, the questions which must be asked and answered should be aimed at why no reinforcements were dispatched.  And where was Barack Obama during this horror?  Where was Hillary Clinton?

One can only wish that someone will ask the questions while people are under oath.

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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One Response to Whistle Blower Gregory Hicks’ Guessing Isn’t Going To Help Find The Truth In The Benghazi Hearings

  1. Carol says:

    I think deep down everyone “knows” that Hillary and Barack were standing in that Situation Room watching it go down – and because they were complicit in the situation, what COULD they do?? I cannot imagine ANY “whistle blowers” feeling truly safe and free to tell ANY truth since, if they did, they’d never feel safe again…always watching over their shoulder for the “retribution” which would surely come their way at SOME point down the line!

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