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EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say
Fox News ^ | October 26, 2012 | Jennifer Griffin

Posted on 10/26/2012 8:37:22 AM PDT by Snuph

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."

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To: Snuph

There is ONE man in this ‘administation’ that I believed would draw a red line in the sand when it comes to orders from the White House and refuse to follow those orders.

General Petraeus.

He was once called General Betrayus by the extreme left wing, my guess, is now this same group would be lauding his ‘integrity’.


51 posted on 10/26/2012 9:15:31 AM PDT by RetSignman (REMEMBER THE 2010 MOVEMENT)
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To: Snuph

Pravda will ignore this. Or if they do mention it they will discount it because the sources are anonymous and claim Foxnews can’t be trusted.


52 posted on 10/26/2012 9:16:03 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: GraceG
" Obama Denied, Americans Died Hillary lied, and the Media Complied!"

Now that we now know that the CIA was told to " STAND DOWN " that means that this was in the works months before all this took place.
This was no " Spontaneous " happenstance.... no... this was planned months well in advanced.

53 posted on 10/26/2012 9:17:05 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Rush said this story “will shake the nation to its core”.

This is enormous, and the MSM will be forced to cover this.


54 posted on 10/26/2012 9:17:31 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamanation.)
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To: Snuph

“A former Navy SEALs manned a blood-soaked machine gun to defend U.S. territory. Meanwhile Apache helicopters sat on the ground in Italy.”

WHY? Why weren’t the Apache helicopters sent to HELP? Why?


55 posted on 10/26/2012 9:19:27 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Snuph
Every day the title of communists black Muslim seems to fit King Obama. As far as I am concerned he murdered those four Americans. He should be impeach and charged with treason.
56 posted on 10/26/2012 9:19:28 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: All

As a Christian, I don’t really believe in karma, seriously, this is such bad karma. I have to confess I am praying that Obama reaps what he sows.


57 posted on 10/26/2012 9:19:49 AM PDT by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: Snuph

Can’t help but compare this to Katrina.


58 posted on 10/26/2012 9:19:50 AM PDT by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: thouworm

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2950576/posts


59 posted on 10/26/2012 9:19:56 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: Snuph

Wow, the complexion of the election just changed completely.


60 posted on 10/26/2012 9:20:18 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, CO, IA, NH = 285EV)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Notice— this source waited for Panetta to make his statement about no real time info......then they landed this blow....

I think good people in our military and intelligence community have just been giving this admin rope......


61 posted on 10/26/2012 9:20:24 AM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: Snuph

This administration is finished. Done.


62 posted on 10/26/2012 9:20:31 AM PDT by Claud
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To: jtonn

Maybe you don’t remember or are too young. But, it was Panetta and George Mitchell who sandbagged Bush 41 into raising taxes. Panetts is totally dishonorable and a bald-faced liar and has always been such.


63 posted on 10/26/2012 9:21:10 AM PDT by Parmy
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To: Snuph
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64 posted on 10/26/2012 9:21:10 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Snuph
From Sigonella Naval Air in Sicily it is 471.3 miles from the departure end of runway L 10. F16s or F18s could have been over our consulate in about slightly less than an hour using economy cruise speed. With afterburner it would be even quicker but you would then have a refueling problem.

The following is what “I think” the military air assets we have at Sigonella:
1. F16s less one hour to target
2. F18s less than one hour to target
3. AC-135 Gun Ships (Specter) About 1hr 20 minutes to target
4. Apache Helicopters. They could have been on target in a little over two hours. They would have to be refueled on board a Carrier in the Med if we had one available.

If we have a military man on this thread that knows for sure what assets we had available in Sigonella and aboard ships in the Med please join in and comment.

65 posted on 10/26/2012 9:22:31 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Snuph

What the bleep were they thinking?!?

Panetta needs to resign today. So should Petraeus.

This is simply inexcusable.

And worse than this, they tried to cover it up afterwards because of the election.

Goodbye Odumbo, don’t let the door hit you in the butt on the way out!


66 posted on 10/26/2012 9:23:16 AM PDT by GEC (We're not drilling in ANWR because....)
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To: Leep

I meant to say, the response time and how the libs went nutso.
Although, the fact that people were MURDERED and not just killed makes this incident FAR worse.


67 posted on 10/26/2012 9:23:24 AM PDT by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: Snuph
This regime's, or shall I say, this administration's " Intel " was to tell the C.I.A. to " STAND DOWN " .... that's what they were trying to hide


The video in of it's self was the beginning of the cover up.
No, wait, the cover up took place even BEFORE 9/11/2012.

THE COVER UP STARTED EVEN BEFORE 9/11/2012.

THE COVER UP STARTED EVEN BEFORE 9/11/2012.

THE COVER UP STARTED EVEN BEFORE 9/11/2012.

The C.I.A. standing down was all part of the plan, the scheme....

CONGRESS ? WAKE UP ! IMPEACHMENT !

68 posted on 10/26/2012 9:23:32 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Snuph

The two CIA operatives (the former SEALs) were at the CIA complex 1 mile away. They heard shots, called it in, but were told to STAND DOWN. They called in three times and were told to stand down each time.

They ignored the order the last time and went to help. By that time, things were well out of control and they walked into a losing fight.

These men have upheld the Honor of our military and entire Nation. God bless them and their families - we have lost some of our finest...


69 posted on 10/26/2012 9:23:38 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Snuph

I heard Jennifer Griffen reporting this live on Fox and thought “THIS NEEDS TO GO VIRAL!” Beck picked it up on his show and now Limbaugh and Drudge. This is truly disgusing and astounding.


70 posted on 10/26/2012 9:24:02 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: thouworm

TM:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2827536/posts?page=919#919

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2950576/posts

BREAKING: HELP DENIED WHEN REQUESTED IN REAL TIME!!!
FoxNews | October 26,2012 | Jennifer Griffin

Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 11:15:27 AM by Protect the Bill of Rights

Those in the CIA Annex requested permission to aid the consulate. Were told to stand down at least twice. Went anyway after being told to stand down the second time


71 posted on 10/26/2012 9:24:24 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: Snuph
Anyone who supports and will vote for Obama is no better than a Charlie Manson groupie...Pure evil


72 posted on 10/26/2012 9:24:24 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Snuph

If I was al Queda, I’d be laughing too.

Now go pay your taxes - Obama needs another vacation. :)


73 posted on 10/26/2012 9:25:36 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: treetopsandroofs

The guys on the roof top, with their blood on their weapons, had a laser pointed at the mortar that took them out. Any gunship could have used the laser to take out the mortar location.

Yesterday, I thought “they thought help was coming any minute”. Apparently they knew no help was coming. They fought to the death knowing they had been betrayed by their country. It’s shameful and those responsible should all be tried, and if convicted, suffer the harshest punishment.

But obama will get out off. How? He’ll say “I left and went to bed and nobody woke me up to tell me what was happening.” So, people under him will fall. Hillary’s already accepted responsibility. I wonder if she will lie and say she didn’t know they requested help.


74 posted on 10/26/2012 9:25:59 AM PDT by Terry Mross (M)
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To: Snuph

Obama: doing more to protect Big Bird and gay marriage than average Americans.

Now go pay your taxes, your government is broke. :)


75 posted on 10/26/2012 9:26:33 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Snuph
Well, who is going to arrest the PRESIDENT, and Hitlery Rodham.


76 posted on 10/26/2012 9:26:40 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: MestaMachine

If this story is not leading on all mainstream media outlets tonight, then they need to explain why it is not!!!!!


77 posted on 10/26/2012 9:27:13 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Cricket24
What if Obama gets re-elected then impeached?
78 posted on 10/26/2012 9:27:30 AM PDT by jarofants
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To: The_Media_never_lie

THE MEDIA must be tried and imprisoned for what they are doing to this country....and their turn will come.


79 posted on 10/26/2012 9:28:14 AM PDT by itssme
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To: Snuph
"Fox News has also learned that two separate Tier One Special operations forces were told to wait, among them Delta Force operators."
"A Special Operations team...operating in Central Europe had been moved to Sigonella, Italy, but they too were told to stand down."
"A second force that specializes in counterterrorism rescues was on hand at Sigonella, according to senior military and intelligence sources..they could have flown to Benghazi in less than two hours. (the same distance to Benghazi as those that were sent from Tripoli.)"
"Specter gunships are commonly used by the Special Operations community to provide close air support."

The guys who would have done the work were locked and loaded. Once again, it was civilian management (not leadership) that "stood down".

Amazing that team Obama would risk a task force to oust Qaddafi, who was doing us no harm, and nothing to save diplomatic and intelligence personnel they'd sent into the resulting morass.

80 posted on 10/26/2012 9:29:19 AM PDT by norton
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To: Logical me

Americans, Ambassador Chris Stevens, Navy Seal, Tyrone Woods, Navy Seal, Sean Smith, USA Consulate, Intelligence Officer, heroes, all, murdered in terror filled assault & cold blood, abetted by the inaction of POTUS, Barack Hussein “Muslim Brotherhood Adoree & Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Black Racist, America Hater Worshipper” Obama, Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta, Susan Rice, Jay Carney, etc.!!! All of them are TRAITORS to these United States of America. All should be thrown out of office today, charged with treason & thrown in prison for life. End of Story!!! Wake up America, the enemy is within our house, destroying us!!!


81 posted on 10/26/2012 9:29:47 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: itssme

I just checked ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN websites. This story appears on none of them.


82 posted on 10/26/2012 9:30:28 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: txrefugee
I still think that in response to Corsi's request to free the blind sheik, Obama's people devised a plot whereby Corsi's thugs would kidnap Stevens and Obama would swoop in on his white horse and get the thugs to release Stevens and cough up the 30,000 SAM missiles, other weapons and nuclear material missing from Gadafi's arsenals in exchange for Stevens.

But something went horribly wrong, the ex- Navy seals stationed at the annex grabbed weapons and charged into the foray interrupting the kidnapping.

I think assistance was denied in hopes that the kidnapping could still be carried out as long as more rescue troops were kept out of the fight.

THIS TIME, THE WHITE HOUSE HAS COMMITTED TREASON AND EVERYONE RESPONSIBLE SHOULD BE HANGED IN PUBLIC FOR TREASON!


83 posted on 10/26/2012 9:30:35 AM PDT by Stayfree (Find out how Obama is destroying America at White House Commie.com!!)
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To: txrefugee
"Was he running guns to the militant Muslims....."

YES

Glenn Beck has been connecting ALL the dots.

84 posted on 10/26/2012 9:31:24 AM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: American Constitutionalist

we need to call JOHN Boehner’s office NOW!!!!
FLOOD HIM WITH CALLS.........
202-225-0600

HE NEEDS to FEEL THE HEAT FROM THIS!!!


85 posted on 10/26/2012 9:31:59 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: PoloSec

Colin Powell is talking like he is getting senile. He can’t even read Romney’s website to make heads or tails about what he is reading.


86 posted on 10/26/2012 9:32:29 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: PoloSec

Another thing about this that is so disgusting...

Colin Powell approves of all this!


So does Wesley Clark. He was on Foxnews earlier this week and was so ticked off anyone would question obama he was practically screaming and screeching.


87 posted on 10/26/2012 9:32:56 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Snuph; StarFan; NautiNurse; STARWISE; ExTexasRedhead; Nachum; onyx
We should be pounding the phone lines of our Congress critters demanding accountability from the Obama regime! I know they're out of session but there should be office personnel there.

Tying up the phone lines like the way we did for Obamacare is the only way the MSM absolutely cannot ignore this massive scandal.

88 posted on 10/26/2012 9:33:11 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Sorry....my earlier post should have included and be read as: USA Consulate Officer, Sean Smith and Navy Seal, Glen Doherty.


89 posted on 10/26/2012 9:33:58 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Snuph

The dam just broke, and this administration is about a half mile downstream.


90 posted on 10/26/2012 9:35:06 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: American Constitutionalist
The C.I.A. standing down was all part of the plan, the scheme....

That is real tin foil hat stuff but the actions of this administration make me wonder if you are right.

Obama is losing this election. He is desperate to win. As a hard core socialist quasi fascist, it is his philosophical command and duty to retain power by any means necessary. In their philosophy it is not wrong but morally right.

It sounds crazy but you may be correct. Was the ambassador supposed to be captured and then Obama through threats of military intervention have the ambassador released. Then say hello to second term of Obama. A Reichstag in reverse ploy???????????

91 posted on 10/26/2012 9:35:58 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: eeevil conservative

Bingo!!

Btw..so good to see ya girl!!


92 posted on 10/26/2012 9:36:05 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Snuph

It was an easy way to cover up the Middle East Arms running by Obama. No witness, no leak.


93 posted on 10/26/2012 9:36:19 AM PDT by bmwcyle (45% to 47% of American voters are stupid)
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To: G Larry
Obama pounded the table and declared: “We will NOT inject American forces into another mid-East country

unless the Brotherhood tells us to.

94 posted on 10/26/2012 9:36:26 AM PDT by alrea
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To: chessplayer; All

TRANSCRIPT: Presidential debate on foreign policy at Lynn University
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/22/transcript-presidential-debate-on-foreign-policy-at-lynn-university/

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 harm’s way;”


95 posted on 10/26/2012 9:36:58 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Andrei Bulba

Same here. Enough is enough... The time for action is NOW. We should be slamming the phone lines of our Congress critters NOW’, and demand accountability from the corrupt Obama regime. If we tie up Congress’ phone lines, there’s no way the MSM can ignore this massive, appalling story,


96 posted on 10/26/2012 9:38:48 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: All

PLEASE CALL BOEHNER’s OFFICE and leave a message of PROTEST...
This is something EVERY FREEPER can do NOW, TODAY!!!!

202-225-0600


97 posted on 10/26/2012 9:39:06 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Snuph

What are the odds that the Obama administration wanted the ambassador to be captured and then he could order a rescue from the Delta force and other special ops teams that were on standby? Maybe, a wicked plan gone terribly wrong?


98 posted on 10/26/2012 9:39:20 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: cpdiii

I believe the maximum endurance for a AH-64 is about 2.5 hours, which yes, would have required refueling and they don’t have air-to-air refueling capability that I know of (I retired 7 years ago).

An armed MH-60, on the other hand, has air-to-air capability. IMHO, if SFOD-D was in the region, MH-60s wouldn’t be beyond their reach.


99 posted on 10/26/2012 9:39:33 AM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: penelopesire

hey there!

Great to see you as well....

I am calling DC and demanding resignations...both Senators, etc... not willing to wait for January— they need to go NOW!


100 posted on 10/26/2012 9:39:43 AM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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