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EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say
Fox news ^ | 10/26/12 | Jennifer Griffin

Posted on 10/26/2012 8:38:12 AM PDT by Nachum

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 ambassador's 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."

Woods, Doherty and at least two others ignored those orders and made their way to the Consulate which at that point was on fire. Shots were exchanged. The quick reaction force from the CIA annex evacuated those who remained at the Consulate and Sean Smith, who had been killed in the initial attack. They could not find the ambassador and returned to the CIA annex at about midnight.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; cia; duplicate; operators
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1 posted on 10/26/2012 8:38:15 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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2 posted on 10/26/2012 8:39:20 AM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked-
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3 posted on 10/26/2012 8:40:37 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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if the attack took 6-8 hours and our jets were an hour away, that means our cargo planes were much too much more time away that could have brought in some troops.

They watched them die, by choice??

4 posted on 10/26/2012 8:41:30 AM PDT by GeronL (
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Arrest Obama now!

5 posted on 10/26/2012 8:44:22 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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‘They watched them die, by choice??’

It would appear so.

6 posted on 10/26/2012 8:44:37 AM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked-
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