Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say
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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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.
He was once called General Betrayus by the extreme left wing, my guess, is now this same group would be lauding his ‘integrity’.
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.
Rush said this story “will shake the nation to its core”.
This is enormous, and the MSM will be forced to cover this.
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?
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.
Can’t help but compare this to Katrina.
Wow, the complexion of the election just changed completely.
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......
This administration is finished. Done.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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
If I was al Queda, I’d be laughing too.
Now go pay your taxes - Obama needs another vacation. :)
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.
Obama: doing more to protect Big Bird and gay marriage than average Americans.
Now go pay your taxes, your government is broke. :)
If this story is not leading on all mainstream media outlets tonight, then they need to explain why it is not!!!!!
THE MEDIA must be tried and imprisoned for what they are doing to this country....and their turn will come.
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.
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!!!
I just checked ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN websites. This story appears on none of them.
Glenn Beck has been connecting ALL the dots.
we need to call JOHN Boehner’s office NOW!!!!
FLOOD HIM WITH CALLS.........
HE NEEDS to FEEL THE HEAT FROM THIS!!!
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.
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.
Tying up the phone lines like the way we did for Obamacare is the only way the MSM absolutely cannot ignore this massive scandal.
Sorry....my earlier post should have included and be read as: USA Consulate Officer, Sean Smith and Navy Seal, Glen Doherty.
The dam just broke, and this administration is about a half mile downstream.
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???????????
Btw..so good to see ya girl!!
It was an easy way to cover up the Middle East Arms running by Obama. No witness, no leak.
unless the Brotherhood tells us to.
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 harms way;
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,
PLEASE CALL BOEHNER’s OFFICE and leave a message of PROTEST...
This is something EVERY FREEPER can do NOW, TODAY!!!!
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?
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.
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!