Skip to comments.US spy agencies heard Benghazi attackers using State Dept. cell phones to call terrorist leaders
Posted on 06/11/2014 8:15:15 PM PDT by gwgn02
The terrorists who attacked the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 used cell phones, seized from State Department personnel during the attacks, and U.S. spy agencies overheard them contacting more senior terrorist leaders to report on the success of the operation, multiple sources confirmed to Fox News.
The disclosure is important because it adds to the body of evidence establishing that senior U.S. officials in the Obama administration knew early on that Benghazi was a terrorist attack, and not a spontaneous protest over an anti-Islam video that had gone awry, as the administration claimed for several weeks after the attacks.
Eric Stahl, who recently retired as a major in the U.S. Air Force, served as commander and pilot of the C-17 aircraft that was used to transport the corpses of the four casualties from the Benghazi attacks then-U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, information officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods as well as the assaults survivors from Tripoli to the safety of an American military base in Ramstein, Germany.
In an exclusive interview on Fox News Special Report, Stahl said members of a CIA-trained Global Response Staff who raced to the scene of the attacks were confused by the administrations repeated implication of the video as a trigger for the attacks, because they knew during the attack
who was doing the attacking. Asked how, Stahl told anchor Bret Baier: Right after they left the consulate in Benghazi and went to the [CIA] safehouse, they were getting reports that cell phones, consulate cell phones, were being used to make calls to the attackers' higher ups.
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” were being used to make calls to the attackers’ higher ups.
SO... the CIA knows who these higher ups are.
Don’t count on it. The main story on ABC News Radio today was how many Americans are overweight.
Only if it trends on twitter.
'You would've thought that we would have had a little bit more of an alert posture on 9/11,' Stahl added. 'A hurried-up timeline probably would take us [an] hour-and-a-half to get off the ground and three hours and fifteen minutes to get down there. So we could've gone down there and gotten them easily.'
To me, this is a smoking gun! Proof there WERE resources available to rescue, if not Stevens, at least the other three men who died at the Consulate.
Stahl also contended that given his crews alert status and location, they could have reached Benghazi in time to have played a role in rescuing the victims of the assault, and ferrying them to safety in Germany, had they been asked to do so. We were on a 45-day deployment to Ramstein air base, he told Fox News. And we were there basically to pick up priority missions, last-minute missions that needed to be accomplished.
You would've thought that we would have had a little bit more of an alert posture on 9/11, Stahl added. A hurried-up timeline probably would take us [an] hour-and-a-half to get off the ground and three hours and fifteen minutes to get down there. So we could've gone down there and gotten them easily.
Probably obama phones they picked up when on welfare in Dearborn.
Major Stahl also says at the end of the interview that they had requested a C-130 be on standby at the airport(Tripoli?) a month prior to 9/11.
In the interview, Major Stahl also says that the guys on the ground knew that there was a living security guard at Benghazi who was on the take and had given information about escape routes, the safe house(room), etc. to the attackers.
Interesting interview - also heard that a request was made one month prior to the attack to have a plane standing by during the period for possible evacuation, but it was “denied” - by whom, for why not explained - maybe Gowdy can find out....
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Perhaps they were calling for movie reviews.
Where was 0bama and what was he doing while our people were being murdered?
Stoned. With Reggie. In the shed at the back of the whitehouse.
“Where was 0bama and what was he doing while our people were being murdered?”
I think he said he was in the White House and then went to bed so he could he could attend a fund raiser in Las Vegas the next day.
>> agencies overheard them contacting more senior terrorist leaders
To complain about the film... that mean and nasty film.
We’re those CNN reporter moonlighting as CIA agents?. Journalism is often a cover for agents
Still no word on when the select committee hearings will begin. I heard a Fox reporter mention (without attribution) that it would be in the Fall. Are they pushing it past the elections? Wonder why.
SO... the CIA knows who these higher ups are.
Gives one a reason to be ever more suspicious about the unexplained whereabouts of Obama and Clinton during this time. Perhaps they were secreted in a closet of their residence while engaged in private conversations..............???
There was a thread last week that they were compiling a time line. Organizing the material they have from each committee will take some time and you can be certain with the two federal prosecutors every t will be crossed and they will know just what questions they want answered and by whom.
There will be more then one individual who will be giving sworn affidavits to eliminate the need to be questioned in public. Look at the individuals showing up on FOX— Tip of the iceberg
Lots more than what public is seeing will cooperate out of 0’s eye site
The “Noose” gets wider and wider waiting!!!
Intelligent citizens know the Obama White House and Hillary were lying... now we need to know why... and yeah, it matters.
Nahhh... Benghazi was along time ago....no need to bring that up anymore....
Waiting until after the elections will guarantee a majority in the Senate with the possibility of a 2/3 majority. This will make impeachment proceedings far more serious. Enough is known now to warrent impeachment and criminal proceedings.
With a greater in depth study the link to terrorism in the White House can be established. That will result in an overthrow of the Democrat party resulting in substantial numbers of criminal indictments.
With the TP overthrow of establishment Republicans in Virginia the Republican party will be required to push this matter to its legal conclusion.
Trying to impeach zero could possibly stir their dead assed base up.NO need to do that.
Even if the best of scenarios were to occur and we did get his ass thrown out of office we really go nowhere.
IMHO, he is little more than a front man wth Valerie Jarret, David Axelrod, David Plouffe and the rest of the Chicago mobsters actually devising strategy and doing the ground work.
My theory is why not go after them instead of the first black president? They have thought of everything with the exception that we might just go after them.
First question to val/jar: Why do you have secret service protection and go from there.
Do you think Hitler was capable of ring leading every act of the Third Reich? Or that any tyrant is personally involved in every aspect of their tyranny? You make a fool’s argument. Of course Obama is responsible and is directly linked to every destructive action of our destructive government. He leads by example, in spirit and from behind.
When has Obama acted to stop the destruction we have witnessed under his administration? How has he constrained the chaos of our economic, cultural and governmental systems?
Obama is not an incredibly complex man. He is a fool, a lout and a criminal. But he is in charge of the greatest nation in the world with a million willing accomplices.
What chaos or inextricably complex maneuvering is he incapable of generating? Very little, I think.
I believe I covered that exigency in my comments. A careful untangling of this administration will result in a substantial number of indictments.
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STAHL IS AN AMERICAN PATRIOT HERO!