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


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


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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