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U.S. says CIA responded within 25 minutes to Benghazi attack
LA Times ^ | 11/02/12 | Ken Dilanian

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: attack; benghazi; cia; libya; threatmatrix
"...engaged in trying to provide whatever help they could,"

Like what?

1 posted on 11/02/2012 2:56:20 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

It’s the LA LA Times!


2 posted on 11/02/2012 2:59:05 AM PDT by blondee123 (Our country is headed for DICTATORSHIP! WAKE UP!)
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To: Libloather

They picked up the phone and said “Hello?”


3 posted on 11/02/2012 3:01:36 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Libloather
More spin from the spinners...


Comments at the site are pretty good, though.

4 posted on 11/02/2012 3:03:18 AM PDT by haywoodwebb (Keep your focus on the TRUTH and we will prevail . . . One Day at a Time, Mates!)
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To: Libloather
“The team arrived around midnight but got bogged down at the airport. Ultimately, it learned that “the ambassador was almost certainly dead” and headed to the agency facility “to assist with the evacuation,” the official said.”

So they “stood down”.

5 posted on 11/02/2012 3:05:17 AM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: Libloather
""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."

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.

6 posted on 11/02/2012 3:13:18 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Libloather

“U.S. says CIA responded within 25 minutes to Benghazi attack”

It took that long for them to change their underpants...


7 posted on 11/02/2012 3:13:33 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: A Navy Vet

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 aren’t being followed?

Obama says when the initial phone call came, he gave an order to “secure those Americans”;
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/22/transcript-presidential-debate-on-foreign-policy-at-lynn-university/

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 harm’s way;”


8 posted on 11/02/2012 3:21:48 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Libloather
Exactly!

Are these guys kidding?

9 posted on 11/02/2012 3:22:14 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: equaviator

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”.


10 posted on 11/02/2012 3:25:20 AM PDT by plangent
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To: Libloather

I’m sure they had a mean Powerpoint presentation on station in no time at all.


11 posted on 11/02/2012 3:26:40 AM PDT by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Son House

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 harm’s way;”


12 posted on 11/02/2012 3:32:55 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Libloather

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.


13 posted on 11/02/2012 3:35:04 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: Son House

“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 aren’t 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?


14 posted on 11/02/2012 3:39:16 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: haywoodwebb

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.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 3:41:53 AM PDT by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: Libloather

I think the article plays with the ‘facts’ and times to try to clear Obama. That or it’s just poorly written.


16 posted on 11/02/2012 3:50:25 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Libloather

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”.


17 posted on 11/02/2012 4:06:39 AM PDT by anoldafvet (One million people attended Obama's inauguration, at least 14 of them missed work)
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To: Libloather

liar


18 posted on 11/02/2012 4:06:53 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Libloather
The CIA ops responded and gave their lives... and they were disobeying orders from obama to do it. Why are they not stating this... they reacted in violation of the orders to STAND DOWN. FUbo... we will investigate and prosecute when Mitt wins... even if we have to march on Washington to force them to do it. You had better buy a home in Indonesia kenyan... or someplace that does not honor extradition.

LLS

19 posted on 11/02/2012 4:21:25 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: haywoodwebb
More spin from the spinners... Comments at the site are pretty good, though.

Except for the raw sewage spewing from this one:

SeanRoaney at 12:09 AM November 2, 2012

Yes, inconvenient facts are always shameful to baggers, aren't they?

His vocabulary is limited pretty much to using that derogatory term. I think he gets a thrill up his leg each time he types it.
20 posted on 11/02/2012 4:29:52 AM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: plangent

“Takes some gall to now claim they were “sent”.”

The new underpants are just as “poopy” as the old ones were.


21 posted on 11/02/2012 4:34:11 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Libloather

The LA Times like the NYT and all MSM have become irrelevant.
Conservative websites are the winners and the truth cannot be hidden from or spun to the masses anymore.


22 posted on 11/02/2012 4:42:13 AM PDT by ILS21R (We stand at the precipice, looking into the abyss.)
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To: Son House

Maybe the order to “Secure those Americans!” was

given to Al-Qaeda!


23 posted on 11/02/2012 4:59:27 AM PDT by BigOrangeI (The Constitution says "promote the general welfare" NOT provide the general welfare.)
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To: Libloather

Fox News is shaking the bushes to see what falls out. If the CIA did respond, who didn’t? It’s getting close to finding the culprits who wanted Ambassador Stevens dead.

Does anyone remember Ron Brown?


24 posted on 11/02/2012 5:01:46 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Libloather

Just what we need another person to fall on their sword.


25 posted on 11/02/2012 5:03:44 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: yldstrk

LIARS ALL


26 posted on 11/02/2012 5:21:21 AM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: txrefugee
Does anyone remember Ron Brown?

Doesn't everyone dead from a 'plane crash' come with a bullet hole in their skull?

27 posted on 11/02/2012 6:03:48 AM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: txrefugee
“... Brown carried an offer for normalizing relations between the U.S. and the former communist enemy. When details of the meetings and subsequent offer were linked to the press President Clinton denied it. Brown was scheduled to testify before a House committee but died in a plane crash prior to when he was to appear....

Vince Foster
also the secretary of Navy-suicide??

28 posted on 11/02/2012 6:35:56 AM PDT by kimtom (USA on the Brink)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I hope you are right, but most likely he will “skate”. We have gutless leaders in Senate. (remember slick willy? )


29 posted on 11/02/2012 6:36:06 AM PDT by kimtom (USA on the Brink)
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To: Son House
Obama “Now with respect to Libya, as I indicated in the last debate, when [ key- which phone call] we received that [what call] phone call, I immediately made sure that, number one, that we did everything we could to secure [what does this really mean] those Americans who were still [ which people, who?]in harm’s way;”

He may be speaking truth, it is called “double-talk” Slick Willy” was a master at it. (redefine a word, you can mean anything)
Don't expect justice on this.....I hope I am wrong!

30 posted on 11/02/2012 6:36:44 AM PDT by kimtom (USA on the Brink)
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To: Libloather

So why was an Admiral and a General replaced when they tried to send in help???? Hmmmm??? The media seem very quiet about this.


31 posted on 11/02/2012 6:40:49 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: Libloather

You had an ambassador and communication professional (Smith) who were guarded by the ‘February 17th Martyrs Brigade’.

Were they trafficking heavy arms to Syria? Probably. We’re they doing something hinky? Definitely.

Was what they were doing likely the province of the CIA? Most definitely.

Had people, including Stevens, raised alarm bells about the lack of security? Yup!

Was the CIA looking in on outright incompetence, while literally within earshot of rifle fire? Yes!

This all display Obama’s ideology, long held paranoia and bias world view. I’m sure Obama and his people thought what Steven’s was doing was sexy, because it was risky. Of coarse, a leftist can’t trust rank and file CIA, right? The CIA killed Che, Obama’s hero, Obama is the self styled Che of the new Islamic caliphate.

Again, you can’t trust the CIA, that is until your getting your ass shot off in a third world hell hole and your leftist party friends leave you for dead.

Stevens and Smith were expendable to Obama, but they weren’t expendable to Woods and Doherty.


32 posted on 11/02/2012 6:42:23 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: tillacum

The media is in on treason.

LLS


33 posted on 11/02/2012 7:05:57 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: Fitzy_888

“Obama is the self styled Che of the new Islamic caliphate.”

Merely self-styled or was he groomed? Is Obama’s presidency the enemy’s follow-up to 9/11?


34 posted on 11/02/2012 7:14:40 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Libloather

There is enough BS in this story to fertilize every single American home garden for the next year!!!


35 posted on 11/02/2012 11:27:54 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ImNotLying

WALL ST jOURNAL had long article today that is pure administration spin...saying, oh gosh, the state dept didn’t know what the CIA was doing and State and Admin thought the CIA had enough security and oh, gosh, it was all so secret and that’s why this all happened...

and I guess, these things just get so confusing between the CIA and the state Dept and well, golly “what were we to do if we weren’t being told”????

another possibility in all this is that this was perhaps a deal to get the Ambassador “kidnapped” and trade him for the Blind Sheik—a plot that went wrong.


36 posted on 11/02/2012 5:04:23 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: LibLieSlayer

Yep, you’ve got that right. They have been committing treason ever since the nobama began running of office in IL.
They have kept his past secret, and they are still covering his incompetence. I personally do not believe he is an American, even though he did live with his grandparents in Hawaii.


37 posted on 11/03/2012 5:36:40 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: tobyhill

“The team arrived around midnight but got bogged down at the airport. Ultimately, it learned that “the ambassador was almost certainly dead” and headed to the agency facility “to assist with the evacuation,” the official said.”
So they “stood down”.


Typical don’t read beyond the headlines. The real test is on the scene not some Clintonian “ at the airport in 25 minutes” therefore we were there.

Similar to Billy Jeffs “ as long as someone is anywhere in the building “ I
Wasn’t alone with Monica.


38 posted on 11/03/2012 6:22:52 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: tillacum

He is all that you say and his soul is black and he is of evil.

LLS


39 posted on 11/03/2012 7:43:17 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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