Skip to comments.CIA operatives in Benghazi twice asked for permission to help Amb Chris Stevens and his staff
Posted on 10/26/2012 1:01:32 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
# Revelations shed new light on the effectiveness of the CIA at Benghazi and the level of support they were given
# When the CIA annex come under attack they were denied a request for military help despite a counter terrorism team being two hours away in Italy
# There was full communication between operatives on the ground and headquarters - with the ability to laser guide drones, planes or special forces to enemy targets
It has been claimed that CIA operatives on the ground during the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi twice asked for permission to help Ambassador Chris Stevens as bullets were flying and twice were told to stand down.
Furthermore sources present during the deadly six-hour assault have said that a desperate last request for military assistance once the CIA themselves came under attack was denied, even though elite counter-terrorism units were only two hours away.
And it has been claimed there was full communication between the CIA annex in Benghazi the U.S. military casting further doubts on the Obama administration's claim that there wasn't enough information to deploy forces and deepen the crisis over their handling of the attack on September 11th and its aftermath
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Getting some wider coverage now.
The mainstream media are not covering 0bama’s traitorous actions and the coverup. Did they get a phone call from the White House?
The fact that 0bama has not been impeached proves that half the American public has its head up its a$$, that the media is complicit in the crime, and that the Republican party is a party of wimps.
I was under the impression that the Ambassador and another bodyguard were both killed at the Consulate. These guys were able to pick up the bodyguard’s body and get it out, but could not find the ambassador. Then they went back to the Annex where two more were later killed in a mortar attack many hours later. (While no help arrived)
“CIA Requested Help, Were Denied Three Times”
“Foxs Jennifer Griffin deserves a Pulitzer for the work she is doing to uncover what really happened during and after the assault at Benghazi. In her latest blockbuster, she reports on how American personnel were left without aid during the battle.
Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that three urgent requests from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. Consulate and subsequent attack nearly seven hours later were denied by officials in the CIA chain of command who also told the CIA operators to stand down rather than help the ambassadors team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11.
Former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were part of a small team who were at the CIA annex about a mile from the U.S. Consulate where Ambassador Chris Stevens and his team came under attack. When they heard the shots fired, they radioed to inform their higher-ups to tell them what they were hearing. They were told to stand down, according to sources familiar with the exchange. An hour later, they called again to headquarters and were again told to stand down.
Who gave those stand-down orders? Was the CIA director, Gen. David Petraeus, aware of them? Did he approve them? Who specifically took any part on this decision?............”
That’s what I understand too.
Rumsfeld weighs in on Benghazi:
Why no coverage of this on CNN? Did it really happen?
Greta’s interview with Rumsfeld was yesterday. I imagine he would have more to say now.
The brave SEALS remind me of some of the defenders of the Alamo, who rode into the mission under Mexican gunfire to join their fellows, knowing that they would not leave there alive.
The story of the bravery of these two heroes should be taught in our schools to inspire young Americans, as the heroes of the Alamo have always inspired Texans.
Don’t rush to join Benghazi blame game - By Tara Maller, Special to CNN - updated 10:35 AM EDT, Thu October 25, 2012
Editor’s note: Tara Maller is a research fellow at the New America Foundation and a former CIA military analyst.
God bless them and their loved ones.
I don’t think the CIA liked getting hung out to dry on this. Looks like they are sticking a knife in obabmas back. I like it.
But Barry got Osama...
....And Woods and Doherty and Stevens and....
“...But Barry got Osama...”
I have to wonder if Osama wasn’t already dead, or on the verge of it.
Perhaps the whole operation was staged from the get-go for nothing but political fodder for his re-election campaign. I also believe the much-touted picture of the concerned little barry sitting in the war room with real men is photo-shopped. That POS wasn’t in there any more than I was.
“.....The American special operators, Woods, Doherty and at least two others were part of the Global Response Staff, a CIA element, based at the CIA annex and were protecting CIA operators who were part of a mission to track and repurchase arms in Benghazi that had proliferated in the wake of Muammar Qaddafis fall. Part of their mission was to find the more than 20,000 missing MANPADS, or shoulder-held missiles capable of bringing down a commercial aircraft. According to a source on the ground at the time of the attack, the team inside the CIA annex had captured three Libyan attackers and was forced to hand them over to the Libyans. U.S. officials do not know what happened to those three attackers and whether they were released by the Libyan forces.......”
The White House/Obama logic-—
Four white boys? Screw ‘em! They are cannon fodder for our mocha messiah. We cannot afford to mess up Obama’s re-election with some kind of Desert Eagle Jimmy Carter fiasco. We won’t risk it, Carter lost because of that
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