Skip to comments.U.S. says CIA responded within 25 minutes to Benghazi attack
Posted on 11/02/2012 2:56:17 AM PDT by Libloather
U.S. says CIA responded within 25 minutes to Benghazi attack
Intelligence officials dispute a report by Fox News that officers in Libya were ordered to 'stand down' after the diplomatic compound came under attack.
By Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times
November 2, 2012
WASHINGTON CIA security officers in a Benghazi post responded within 25 minutes to a call for help from a nearby State Department compound after it came under attack Sept. 11, officials said Thursday, seeking to refute a Fox News report asserting that CIA managers ordered them to stay put.
In releasing a detailed timeline of CIA actions that night, senior intelligence officials have put aside long-standing concerns about revealing the extent of the agency's presence in Benghazi in order to push back against what officials say are baseless allegations that aid was withheld.
"At every level in the chain of command, from the senior officers in Libya to the most senior officials in Washington, everyone was fully engaged in trying to provide whatever help they could," a senior intelligence official said in a statement. "There were no orders to anybody to stand down in providing support."
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It’s the LA LA Times!
They picked up the phone and said “Hello?”
So they “stood down”.
Really? Fully engaged (parsing for the WH situation room)? I thought the WH didn't know what what was going on in real time? What assistance was provided? Am I missing something here? Of course not. CYA for this "intelligence official".
So, according to this report, he is implying that military resources were activated, as we all know they weren't. This guy needs to hang with the rest of those responsible for not attempting a rescue of our Ambassador.
“U.S. says CIA responded within 25 minutes to Benghazi attack”
It took that long for them to change their underpants...
In the situation room, when the initial phone call came 9:40pm at the Consulate, Obama gave an order to secure those Americans, how long do you watch video from the drones before you figure out the orders arent being followed?
Obama says when the initial phone call came, he gave an order to secure those Americans;
Obama Now with respect to Libya, as I indicated in the last debate, when we received that phone call, I immediately made sure that, number one, that we did everything we could to secure those Americans who were still in harms way;
Are these guys kidding?
Comparing to previous reports, this appears to be the same CIA team of which Ty Woods was a member, told to stand down. The team defied orders and went to rescue anyway.
Takes some gall to now claim they were “sent”.
I’m sure they had a mean Powerpoint presentation on station in no time at all.
Obama Now with respect to Libya, as I indicated in the last debate, when we received that phone call, I immediately made sure that, number one, that we did everything we could [except anything that would have involved endangering the life of any muslim insurgent or muslim looter, except anything that might involve offending any muslims, except anything that would involve crossing a border, except anything that did not have the approval of the muslim government, except anything that would involve bombs, spectre guns, aircraft carriers, interrogating prisoners...] to secure those Americans who were still in harms way;
We now know that this was not a true embassy/consulate in Benghazi. This was a CIA led guns/arms running scheme to the rebels in Libya. They used the cover of a bogus consulate. Stevens was an integral part of the gun running which put heavy weapons and antiaircraft missiles in the hands of Al Qaeda and other radical Islamists groups. Obama approved the gun/arms running knowing that these heavy weapons could potentially be used against Americans. No assistance was provided to the Americans in Benghazi because if we had gone in with assets like drone strikes or other platforms and killed innocent Libyans, the truth would have come out about our gun running. IMHO.
“In the situation room, when the initial phone call came 9:40pm at the Consulate, Obama gave an order to secure those Americans, how long do you watch video from the drones before you figure out the orders arent being followed?”
That’s exactly what I said.
“The team arrived around midnight but got bogged down at the airport”
What does that mean? They had trouble getting thru Customs?
I read the comments. Most in this country are not buying this bs from the regime. I suppose there will be a lot of low-information voters who will, but for those who have followed this story - we know better.
I think the article plays with the ‘facts’ and times to try to clear Obama. That or it’s just poorly written.
They didn’t seem to have a problem making the apology video shown in Pakistan blaming the “anti-islamic Video” for the “riot”. Was this before or after they “had all the information”.
Except for the raw sewage spewing from this one:
SeanRoaney at 12:09 AM November 2, 2012His vocabulary is limited pretty much to using that derogatory term. I think he gets a thrill up his leg each time he types it.
Yes, inconvenient facts are always shameful to baggers, aren't they?
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