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Report: CIA Refused Request for Back-up in Benghazi Terror Attack
Weekly Standard ^ | October 26, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 10/26/2012 9:36:28 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Another LINK to Fox New's breaking Benghazi CIA story.

Report: CIA Refused Request for Back-up in Benghazi Terror Attack

LISTEN to the very end; ALL 5:37 of Jennifer Griffin's report.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziattack; benghazicia; benghazicoverup; benghazigate; benghazirescue; benghaziresponse; benghaziseals; benghazisecurity; benghazistanddown; cia; clintontreason; libya; ngos; obamatreason; panettatreason; petraeus; standdown; treason; wot

1 posted on 10/26/2012 9:36:30 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Completely inexcusable. This was perfidy of the worst kind: telling forces in a position to come to the immediate aid of persons under fire to “stand down” - twice! AND a SO troop lasing the artillery target and denied a Spectre run.

My blood is boiling.

Colonel, USAFR


2 posted on 10/26/2012 9:40:15 AM PDT by jagusafr
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
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3 posted on 10/26/2012 9:40:32 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/report_operators_were_denied_request_nrrlX4LgmkNPh1xjhzte7L

Another link.


4 posted on 10/26/2012 9:42:18 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What are they hiding?

Why the cover up?


5 posted on 10/26/2012 9:42:47 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What are they hiding?

Why the cover up?


6 posted on 10/26/2012 9:42:47 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Any doubts now that this was a planned hostage-taking of Stevens that the terrorists got word of and hijacked the event? Odd how 0bama decided to adhere to the 'Anti-Islam video' that was conjured up in advance to explain the 'protest' that never had a chance to start.

Why was security drawn-down in advance, and the military was not allowed to do a rescue? Hmmmm.. I have no doubts this was a planned hostage-taking gone bad and that 0bama adhered to the 'Anti-Islam video' cover story afterwards (for some reason).

7 posted on 10/26/2012 9:44:53 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: jagusafr
David Howell Petraeus needs to stand down.

Or he is a domestic enemy !


8 posted on 10/26/2012 9:45:00 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: All

There was someone on the annex roof with a laser to help guide help to them.

They captured 3 Libyan fighters at the annex and had to turn them over.

There were 2 drones over the consulate/annex. One replaced another.

State Dept, White House Situation Room, State Department — those with clearance could watch it all in real time.

3 requests were turned down.

After 1st request (they heard shots at consulate) they were told to stand down, so they waited at the annex for about 1 hour.

After 2nd request denied (again told to stand down) they disobeyed that order and made their way to the consulate and brought back survivors to the annex (took about 1:20).

As soon as they returned to the annex that building started taking mortar fire.

They called again for help.


9 posted on 10/26/2012 9:45:02 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Air the audio!!!


10 posted on 10/26/2012 9:45:28 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: GraceG

Your graphic speaks volumes.


11 posted on 10/26/2012 9:46:55 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/331752/report-cia-wouldnt-give-help-embattled-security-benghazi-katrina-trinko

The Corner at NRO has it up now too.


12 posted on 10/26/2012 9:48:57 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: jagusafr

Never mind the fact 0bama is a Marxist Muslim gay illegal alien. We should NOT have a president with no military experience while in the midst of a war on terror. 0bama has no experience in business or government let alone military experience. What a disgrace he is. A STAIN on America that will never wash out.


13 posted on 10/26/2012 9:53:40 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

More and more looking like a planned hostage taking

Or

a planned murder for some assets/operatives - like Stevens.


14 posted on 10/26/2012 10:08:37 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Jay Carney not scheduled for a press briefing.


15 posted on 10/26/2012 10:14:51 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All
October 26, 2012 - Glenn Beck: New Explosive Benghazi Allegations: CIA Operators Told to ‘Stand Down’ During Attack & 3 Urgent Requests for Military Back-Up Were Denied
16 posted on 10/26/2012 10:18:13 AM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Larousse2

“Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, were part of a Global Response Staff or GRS that provides security to CIA case officers and provides countersurveillance and surveillance protection. They were killed by a mortar shell at 4 a.m. Libyan time, nearly seven hours after the attack on the Consulate began — a window that represented more than enough time for the U.S. military to send back-up from nearby bases in Europe, according to sources familiar with Special Operations. Four mortars were fired at the annex. The first one struck outside the annex. Three more hit the annex.”


17 posted on 10/26/2012 10:23:54 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Goddamn Barack Hussein Obama.

Goddamn Barack Hussein Obama.

Goddamn Barack Hussein Obama.


18 posted on 10/26/2012 10:54:28 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

So when do they make the movie???

Those men died heroes will Obama twiddled his thumbs.


19 posted on 10/26/2012 11:11:58 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

I don’t want a movie.

A movie means nothing.

Rummychick, I realize today what has happned.

The president of the United States, his cabinet, his government, our white house turned their backs on genuine heroes as they fought and died for America.

They ordered them to stand down and then they let them die while they watched.

They ordered them to stand down and then they let them die while they watched.

I want the president and his entire cabinet arrested, charged and tried for treason in a military court.

I have had enough of this bastard.


20 posted on 10/26/2012 11:18:28 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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21 posted on 10/26/2012 11:36:19 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: RummyChick

The deaths of the two former Navy Seals who disobeyed orders and went to the aid of the Benghazi Embassy personnel reminds me of the two U.S. Army Special Operators who volunteered multiple times to come to the aid of the downed helicopter crew in Somalia.

*GORDON, GARY I. and *SHUGHART, RANDALL D.

Medal of Honor Recipients.

http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/somalia.html


22 posted on 10/26/2012 11:46:48 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: GraceG

I guess Valerie Jarret wasn’t available to give him permission to act.


23 posted on 10/26/2012 11:51:20 AM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: RummyChick; All

Glenn Beck radio show said this morning those brave, HONORABLE men defied orders to Stand Down in order to try to save the lives of others. They are heroes!


24 posted on 10/26/2012 11:55:11 AM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; onyx; Fred Nerks; SunkenCiv; blam; Grampa Dave; ...
Thanks for posting...

They are covering up something BIG....maybe the tiein to the weapons going to Syria....for some reason...

25 posted on 10/26/2012 1:14:08 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: mollynme; Ernest_at_the_Beach

By George! I think you’ve got it!!!


26 posted on 10/26/2012 1:18:17 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("The New Normal," is FAR from any normality!!!)
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To: GraceG; Grampa Dave

Oh! That graphic is priceless!! Just like MasterCard!!!


27 posted on 10/26/2012 1:20:19 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("The New Normal," is FAR from any normality!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Link to previous thread for the comments...

EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say

28 posted on 10/26/2012 1:20:33 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That seems like the only likely answer as things surface.


29 posted on 10/26/2012 1:24:07 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

QUOTE:

Stevens was not at a “consulate.”
Safe house by what’s used as storage area (SA7’s for shooting down aircraft, etc), and logistics base, etc.

It’s why Blue Mountain was covering security at the premises and it was not being covered under the normal diplomatic budgets.

Cover story being peeled like an onion right now and someones in this admin is going to have to answer some very awkward questions.

(above message source confidential)

LIST OF EMBASSIES:

http://usembassy.gov/


30 posted on 10/26/2012 1:44:07 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks

You have a point there for further research.

Embassy/consulate/mission

“Officially,” an embassy is not a consulate. I have seen the difference described, but the Benghazi location did not perform normal “consulate” duties either. Would an attack on a consulate be technically declared as an “act of war” also?

But wait, the “official” designation also has been described as a “mission.”

Would an attack on a “mission” be an act of war?

Was the Benghazi location designated a “mission” before the attack and a “consulate” after the attack?

Regardless the purpose of the consulate/mission or Stevens, not doing what was possible to rescue those at the consulate/mission or those at the CIA Annex was an appalling dereliction of duty.

I also question whether Washington had Libya “government” problems in taking action, which is why the above technical designations become more important.

Sorry I can’t produce sources at the moment, but see article here

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2949797/posts

for indications that there were “government” problems just getting our people from the airport to the Annex.

Long before 9/11/12, talk-show host Chris Plante (former Pentagon correspondent broadcasting from Wash, DC) was fond of saying Libya HAS no government. We invaded, “liberated” and left -— left Libya in chaos.


31 posted on 10/26/2012 3:30:33 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: thouworm

FOR THE RECORD:

“........Woods, Doherty, and others who were part of the CIA’s response team, were not stationed in Libya to protect the U.S. consulate or the embassy in Tripoli. Prior to the attack, their mission had been to locate and collect more than 20,000 shoulder-held missiles known as MANPADS, which had gone missing after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.....”

http://www.policymic.com/articles/17592/benghazi-terror-attack-cia-operatives-told-twice-to-stand-down-during-fight-plot-thickens

91 posted on Saturday, 27 October 2012 6:48:50 AM by Cincinatus’ Wife


32 posted on 10/26/2012 4:04:48 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: thouworm
...Long before 9/11/12, talk-show host Chris Plante (former Pentagon correspondent broadcasting from Wash, DC) was fond of saying Libya HAS no government. We invaded, “liberated” and left -— left Libya in chaos.

Why did Cameron and Sarkozy agree to do the dirty work? Why did NATO destroy the infrastructure of an entire country? How many civilians were killed in airstrikes by NATO? Why was Gahddafi rehabilitated, seen shaking hands with Obama, Cameron, Blair, Sarkozy, Mandella...and then BETRAYED?

33 posted on 10/26/2012 4:16:00 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks
SUPPLY THE 'ARAB SPRING' WITH WEAPONS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE:


34 posted on 10/26/2012 4:30:19 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks

Paraphrase:

Once I get some things done, like pass health care, I’ll show you how to deal with Israel.


35 posted on 10/26/2012 4:32:02 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

AFTER MY ELECTION I HAVE MORE FLEXIBILTY:

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?feature=player_embedded&v=-Czo5Vf8KZs


36 posted on 10/26/2012 4:52:58 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: thouworm

Looks like there WAS still one city the ‘freedom fighters’ had not been able to destroy:

Families flee clashes in Libya’s Bani Walid From: AFP October 22, 2012

HUNDREDS of Libyan families and foreign workers have fled from Bani Walid, one of the last bastions of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime and scene of deadly clashes.
An AFP photographer saw dozens of cars crammed with families pouring out of Bani Walid, a hilltop town of about 100,000 inhabitants located 185km southeast of Tripoli.

Dozens of foreign workers, many of them Egyptian citizens, fled on foot in the direction of Tripoli and military vehicles shuttled back and forth to pick them up.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/middle-east-in-turmoil/families-flee-clashes-in-libyas-bani-walid/story-fn7ycml4-1226500566482


37 posted on 10/26/2012 6:29:50 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks Ernest:
38 posted on 10/26/2012 7:24:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Fred Nerks

We must remember that their are multiple parties/interests involved in the mideast and arab spring.

I) Major powers:

1) U.S.
2) Russia

II) islamists

III) NGOs (transnational non-governmental organizations)
the “powers that be” in terms of big business

People in these industries:

banks
equipmnent companies
aerospace companies
arms companies
oil companies
etc.

are members of policy-making thinktanks and philanthropic institutions. These institutions advise Presidents and Congress and are the drivers behind the U.S. policy of expanding democracy in the mideast that actually started under President Bush. They also have related organizations that are a presence “on the ground” in most every nation working for social, educational and political change that suits the goals of the particular NGO.

Intelligence and State operations of the major governments work with some of these NGO networks to effect the changes they seek in the mideast, since if they share common goals, the NGO work can be disavowed by the major power. The leadership of mideast nations and the islamists, as well, work with the well-funded NGO networks in trying to further their goals of gaining power.

It’s very complex and hard to follow or even think about.

But one has to keep in mind that Obama, Hillary and all political appointees in this administration are part of the New Left movement, which is the brains and money behind the Democratic party in the United States. The New Left is present throughout the NGO networks, as well as American business and politics. Many CEOs of large businesses, for example, are members, leaders or supporters of NGOs that have quite left-wing goals, as well as a global footprint.


39 posted on 10/27/2012 1:18:12 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: RummyChick; All
Fox News Exclusive - with Jennifer Griffin
40 posted on 10/27/2012 12:05:14 PM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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