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?
“Takes some gall to now claim they were sent.”
The new underpants are just as “poopy” as the old ones were.
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.
Maybe the order to “Secure those Americans!” was
given to Al-Qaeda!
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?
Just what we need another person to fall on their sword.
Doesn't everyone dead from a 'plane crash' come with a bullet hole in their skull?
also the secretary of Navy-suicide??
I hope you are right, but most likely he will “skate”. We have gutless leaders in Senate. (remember slick willy? )
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!
So why was an Admiral and a General replaced when they tried to send in help???? Hmmmm??? The media seem very quiet about this.
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. Were 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 Obamas ideology, long held paranoia and bias world view. Im sure Obama and his people thought what Stevens was doing was sexy, because it was risky. Of coarse, a leftist cant trust rank and file CIA, right? The CIA killed Che, Obamas hero, Obama is the self styled Che of the new Islamic caliphate.
Again, you cant 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 werent expendable to Woods and Doherty.
The media is in on treason.
“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?
There is enough BS in this story to fertilize every single American home garden for the next year!!!
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.
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.
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.
He is all that you say and his soul is black and he is of evil.