Skip to comments.Three More Officials to Testify Over Benghazi Attacks (Staff begged as 'ready' help not called)
Posted on 05/05/2013 5:10:59 PM PDT by kristinn
Throughout the night, sources say Americans on the ground in Libya at times felt helpless and abandoned.
"We relied on Washington for dispassionate assessment," one eyewitness told CBS News. "Instead, they [Washington officials] were asking us what help we needed. We answered: 'Send reinforcements!' "
But they were told immediate help wasn't available.
Embassy personnel say they repeatedly asked the Defense Attache on site in Tripoli for military assistance.
"Isn't there anything available?" one Embassy official says he asked. "But the answer was 'no.'"
"What about Aviano?" the official pressed, referencing the NATO air base with US assets in northeastern Italy. "No," was the answer.
Two of the four Americans killed that night died hours after the first attack began.
Counterterrorism sources and internal emails reviewed by CBS News express frustration that key responders were ready to deploy, but were not called upon to help in the attack.
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Beware the "distressed civilian employee" setup....Obamugabe could have these people as moles...pretending to be friends...and when they get before the cameras, turn out to be something else.
you go Sharyl!!!
I have been amazed that the ClintonBS network has been covering the Obama Benghazi scandal.
I sure hope some of these 'witnesses' aren't plants by 0bama to continue the lies and cover for his inaction.
"....so the conga line forms on the right"
You’re right. We shall see.
If the Republicans were smart, they would have the then Commander of the 6th Fleet testify under oath. There is no doubt the 6th Fleet monitored what was happening from the beginning and devised an intervention. There is also no doubt he was ordered to stand down. Now that testimony would be interesting and would shed real light on this sorry episode.
There’s an intervening puddle, sure, but in fact Aviano is closer to Bengazi than Tripoli is.
15 min by F-18 for a scary boom or two, and 65 min for an AC-130 for LOTS of booms.
Then there was the team in Croatia, and this was not just SOME day, right? It was the 9-11 anniversary, and how hard it is to get surprised on THAT day?
The admin WANTED those people dead.
And they must be in panic mode when they see newcomer Navy Seal Gomez in striking distance to Markey in Massachusetts.
Wow. CBS wouldn’t put this stuff out there without approval.
There is so much wrong on so many levels that it is astonishing. One two letter word would have saved lives.....GO!
Best guess FBI, CIA approval.
Time for Hitlery to lawyer up!
Something really bad behind this whole thing..wouldnt be surprised if the Clinton machine planning a rope-a-dope on Obummer admin.
Another best guess ... strike FBI and CIA approval. Military Intelligence approval.
Another best guess ... U.S. Military Intelligence and Mossad
[f the U.S. couldn’t find assets to respond in the 7 HOURS BETWEEN THE ATTACK ON THE CONSULATE AND THE ATTACK ON THE ANNEX (WHERE DOHERTY AND WOODS DIED), THEN.. We are all in danger.]
Even if the rescue force couldn’t make it in time they should have been in the air anyway. When there’s a fire the fire department responds. They don’t decide to stay in the station because they think the house will probably be gone before they can get there.