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US officials: No delays in rescue effort in Libya
Associated Press ^ | Nov. 1, 2012

Posted on 11/01/2012 4:20:46 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials are offering a new timeline detailing the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, saying CIA security officers went to the aid of State Department staff less than 25 minutes after they got the first call for help.

They say the team tried to get heavy weapons and other assistance from the Libyans, but when none was available left anyway.

(Excerpt) Read more at bigstory.ap.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; cia; libya; lies; obama; tyronewoods

1 posted on 11/01/2012 4:20:51 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Tsk, tsk, tsk.....This lame story has already been shot down by WaPo’s david Ignatious......First, on the question of whether Woods and others were made to wait when they asked permission to move out immediately to try to rescue those at the consulate. The answer seems to be yes, but not for very long. There was a brief, initial delay — two people said it was about 20 minutes — before Woods was allowed to leave. One official said that Woods and at least one other CIA colleague were “in the car revving the engine,” waiting for permission to go.

20 minutes may have been the difference between life and death for Sean Smith and Chris Stevens. They died of smoke inhalation, with Smith being pulled from the building already dead, and Stevens being found almost dead hours later. Their deaths are on Hillary and Obama.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 4:25:11 PM PDT by barryobi
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To: Free ThinkerNY

bs


3 posted on 11/01/2012 4:27:10 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The officials [LIED?] on condition of anonymity to provide intelligence information.

The officials said early information that the attackers had ties to al-Qaida linked groups was not made public immediately because it was based on classified intelligence.

Hmmm, wasn't the ID of Seal Team 6 classified info that deserved the utmost protection? Did that to matter to this WH when there was a political football to be spiked?

I suspect that there is precisely no (zero, zip) reason to maintain security in order to protect al-qaida, and every good reason to do so to protect our brave and wonderful service people. I suspect a Goebbelsian LIE here; and, I suspect that every human on the planet does, as well.

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4 posted on 11/01/2012 4:32:06 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

CIA security agents, one was Tyrone Woods, who was told to “stand down” twice, before he went in against orders, according the timeline. Now the “officials” are running for the tall grass and trying to hide behind what others did and died doing, twisting words to fit into an acceptable narrative. If Tyrone Woods and another DS agent did not go to the consulate when they did, the admin would have a lot more bodies & blood on their hands. As it is the admin are complicit and they are unfit. Must be held to account.


5 posted on 11/01/2012 4:37:13 PM PDT by eagles_rest ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves." -G.W)
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To: eagles_rest

How does this fit with the “reprehensible video” narrative ?????


6 posted on 11/01/2012 4:50:46 PM PDT by nevermorelenore
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To: Free ThinkerNY

liar liar


7 posted on 11/01/2012 4:53:44 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

6 weeks for the REGIME to come up with this BS. We asked the LIBYANS for heavy weapons and they didn’t have any. That has got to be the lamest excuse I have ever heard. Notice BENGHAZI is never mentioned in this BS excuse. THE FOREIGNERS REGIME mishandled BENGHAZI from the start by reducing security in a hot zone. In the middle by refusing aid to our people under attack and in the end by lying to the american people to cover their rear ends in the election.


8 posted on 11/01/2012 5:00:46 PM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: spawn44

It took them six weeks to shovel up a pile of b.s. and to coordinate its dissemination with their friends in the media.


9 posted on 11/01/2012 5:18:22 PM PDT by virgil
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To: Free ThinkerNY

BREAKING NEWS just tweeted this!


10 posted on 11/01/2012 5:56:40 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; moder_ator

Should and can this be placed in ‘Breaking News’

The ‘official’ explanation!


11 posted on 11/01/2012 6:20:13 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Marine_Uncle; TigersEye; onyx; SunkenCiv; NormsRevenge; RummyChick; LucyT; ...
From the comments at Bigstory:

*******************************EXCERPT****************************************">ATex

Hey, everybody, AP is leaking this bogus story at the prompting of the Obama admin/campaign in response to the following:

"Sources: Key task force not convened during Benghazi consulate attack" by SHARYL ATTKISSON / CBS NEWS/ November 1, 2012, 6:02 PM

Remind you, CBS has more emails to report on...

12 posted on 11/01/2012 6:20:50 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Kimberly GG

NO, it’s BS


13 posted on 11/01/2012 6:27:15 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

They’ve had 6 weeks + to watch and prepare for the release of CBS’s reports. They’re using the long delay, information blackout, speculation, and wordplay to lie!!


14 posted on 11/01/2012 6:27:28 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Kimberly GG

NO, it’s BS


15 posted on 11/01/2012 6:27:45 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

of course it is.


16 posted on 11/01/2012 6:28:23 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"offering a new timeline detailing"

This is another ALL NEW DETAILED TIMELINE. How many versions and counter-versions do they have left as they try to run out the clock.

17 posted on 11/01/2012 6:34:08 PM PDT by hummingbird (Obama campaigns right in our faces. Doesn't bother him at all, does it?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
NO RESCUE TEAM WAS SENT!
18 posted on 11/01/2012 6:44:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: hummingbird

Timeline: goes like this?

1) Beck discovers CBS has damaging emails and failed to report, Beck seriously threatens to expose (yesterday)

2) At 6:30 pm today CBS headlines it’s ‘wordplay’/spin on emails: Sources: Key task force not convened during Benghazi consulate attack “CBS has learned....”

3) Exactly 1 hr. later, AP tries to cover for CBS story by sending out ‘official’ explanation: US officials: No delays in rescue effort in Libya

Sound about right?


19 posted on 11/01/2012 6:48:45 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

AP will end up having egg in their face on that one. Direct bogies information in support of the Kenyan’s re-election.


20 posted on 11/01/2012 6:49:55 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Perhaps all of this is symptomatic of a power struggle within the Democrat Party...


21 posted on 11/01/2012 7:01:30 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

...”The officials said that at no point was the team told to wait.”

Perhaps the CIA officers were purposefully never given a response (hence, not told to wait/stand down) to request for permission to assist at consulate, so they just went. BUT, when they requested assistance from higher up, everyone who could have helped them, was told to stand down. i.e, the ‘stand down’ request was not against the consulate’s request, but against the agents request for help?

No matter what....the spin isn’t going to work...it will all come out...we just have to keep their feet to the fire. Hopefully FOX is focusing on the CBS coverup and not this piece of ‘official’ trash.


22 posted on 11/01/2012 7:02:00 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Kimberly GG

Timeline: goes like this?.... I think you got it exactly right!

Looks like the document dump is early for a Friday.... NPR is now onboard as well for Obama....


23 posted on 11/01/2012 7:06:31 PM PDT by Sleeping Freeper
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To: spawn44

“They say the team tried to get heavy weapons and other assistance from the Libyans, but when none was available left anyway.”

Interesting that the report by Jennifer Griffin on Fox two nights ago said the second drone sent (hour later) was unarmed! Guess the weapons on that baby would be too heavy for a spontaneous crowd.


24 posted on 11/01/2012 7:09:32 PM PDT by Sleeping Freeper
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To: Sleeping Freeper

I saw that too...

1) Beck discovers CBS has damaging emails and failed to report, Beck seriously threatens to expose (yesterday)

2) At 6:30 pm today CBS headlines it’s ‘wordplay’/spin on emails: Sources: Key task force not convened during Benghazi consulate attack “CBS has learned....”

3) Exactly 1 hr. later, AP tries to cover for CBS story by sending out ‘official’ explanation: US officials: No delays in rescue effort in Libya

4) @10 pm...NPR is all over the story, supporting Obama...
U.S. Offers New Details Of Deadly Libya Attack [absolutely LOADED with hogwash!!!)


25 posted on 11/01/2012 7:14:54 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I didn’t even read this, but I know what it’s about. The MSM is trying to lay down a cover right after the storm coverage to get Obama to election day. I am not buying anything that comes from anywhere except Fox news. Even then I take it with a grain of salt. There is a cover-up in progress and I can’t stomach reading the MSM propaganda that is wholly aimed at protecting their champion. Many books will be written about this and a large number of them will be from frustrated people who were told to stand down when they could have helped. The truth will come out. Obama, to the MSM, is the goose that laid the golden egg. Well he just laid a turkey egg, and he can blame all he wants, but he did it to himself. Tuesday can’t come soon enough.


26 posted on 11/01/2012 7:27:37 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: TigersEye
The officials told reporters that when the CIA annex received a call saying the consulate was under attack less than a mile (1.6 kilometers) away, about half a dozen members of a CIA security team tried to get heavy weapons and other assistance from the Libyans.

But when none was available, they went ahead with the rescue attempt. The officials said that at no point was the team told to wait.

Hmmmph, it looks like they're referring to Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty et al who just happened to be there and -- against orders -- went on ahead to the aid of the consulate personnel.

I've always wondered where this story came in: Libya Rescue Squad Ambushed; Two Americans Killed; to whom are they referring?

27 posted on 11/01/2012 8:23:18 PM PDT by cyn
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To: cyn
Actually Glen Doherty was not at the annex initially and did not go with Woods' team to help at the main consulate compound. He was part of the team of eight people who flew in from Tripoli to help at the annex.

Woods' team consisted of six or seven American employees (who they worked for and what their exact jobs were I don't know) and about 17 members of the 17th February Martyrs Brigade. (or whatever they're called) The Libyan militia guys secured the perimeter of the consulate and chased back the attackers while Woods and his American team went in and rounded up the survivors, five of them, and Sean Smith's body.

28 posted on 11/01/2012 8:47:54 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: barryobi
They died of smoke inhalation, with Smith being pulled from the building already dead, and Stevens being found almost dead hours later. Their deaths are on Hillary and Obama.

Two people in the same building- they had both been in the same room with the seal/contractor before he slipped out the window... with overwhelming smoke...and one lives four hours longer than the other? I know joggers have good lungs an computer techies -if they don't excercise- might have lousy lungs... but four hours difference if cause of death was smoke inhalation?

29 posted on 11/01/2012 8:53:48 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: cyn

I think that was the mixed American-Libyan group that was sent early the next day after it got stalled at the airport, and had to try to find or hire transportion from there to the fight because the US braintrust was totally unprepared. We don’t equip our guys with anything these days apparently.


30 posted on 11/01/2012 9:10:01 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

The ‘seal/contractor’ was not the one with Stevens and Smith, he was at the ‘annex’ and came later to help, but Stevens could have found some corner or cubby hole with the least flow of smoke flowing through it and breathed through a moistened piece of cloth or something like that greatly prolonging his life whereas Smith may have been looking for an exit and neglected to try and filter the air he was breathing.


31 posted on 11/01/2012 9:15:49 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye; piasa

Thanks, I did not know where he came from, until I saw the CNN timeline [ http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2953506/posts ] — how did I miss it; do you have a link?

So, was Doherty part of the group that, as piasa said, got delayed at the airport at 2 am?


32 posted on 11/02/2012 10:02:03 AM PDT by cyn
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To: cyn

Yes, Doherty came from Tripoli with seven others to evacuate them from the annex. I’m not sure the early story that said they were ambushed at a farmhouse and two were killed there was accurate. I suspect that was just a confused reference to the attacks on the annex and the deaths of Doherty and Woods. I have seen no clarification on those points at all.


33 posted on 11/02/2012 11:51:38 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There was no rescue mission. Woods was the guy that needed rescuing. The administration had no idea how long they could hold out in a firefight and no military assets were deployed to help Woods and company. Moreover there was no military security in Benghazi for American territory, no RRF in the area and Obama was partying in Vegas the next day with the one percenters as they showered him with 1% bucks.

America’s journalism community is a disgrace.


34 posted on 11/02/2012 11:56:06 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: TigersEye

Thanks for clarification. Guess I’m chagrined that I did not realize that earlier, even w/frequent FR keyword and poster comment/Breitbart/Drudge et al checks.

Interesting but not surprising, doing a google search of “Glen Doherty” turns up mostly links to his mother being upset at Romney for earlier campaign mentions.

This timeline helps >> http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2012/11/twin-timeline-what-was-happening-in.html I’m printing out extras to leave around.


35 posted on 11/02/2012 12:50:55 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi. That says it all.)
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