Skip to comments.Fox Exclusive: Security officials on the ground in Libya challenge CIA account
Posted on 11/03/2012 5:54:44 AM PDT by kristinn
Despite a carefully narrated version of events rolled out late this week by the CIA claiming agents jumped into action as soon as they were notified of calls for help in Benghazi, security officials on the ground say calls for help went out considerably earlier -- and signs of an attack were mounting even before that.
The accounts, from foreign and American security officials in and around Benghazi at the time of the attack, indicate there was in fact a significant lag between when the threat started to show itself and help started to arrive.
According to the CIA, the first calls for assistance came at 9:40 p.m. local time from a senior State Department official at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, to the CIA annex about a mile away.
But according to multiple people on the ground that night, the Blue Mountain Security manager, who was in charge of the local force hired to guard the consulate perimeter, made calls on both two-way radios and cell phones to colleagues in Benghazi warning of problems at least an hour earlier. Those calls allegedly went to local security contractors who say that the CIA annex was also notified much earlier than 9:40 p.m. U.S. military intelligence also told Fox News that armed militia was gathering up to three hours before the attack began.
One source said the Blue Mountain Security chief seemed "distraught" and said "the situation here is very serious, we have a problem." He also said that even without these phone and radio calls, it was clear to everyone in the security community on the ground in Benghazi much earlier than 9:40 p.m. that fighters were gathering in preparation for an attack.
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What the Hell is Libya doing with chemical weapons...or is this more of Soddom Hussein's leftovers?
Don’t worry, we’ll get to the bottom of this right after the election. /s
Who would ever have oconsidered that irate common people riled up by a video could morph into armed militia at a moment's notice? You can really start to understand how the Obama administration was caught off guard and so confused. /s
What is the explanation for this? A covert team is held up at the airport for 3hrs? And nothing else is done?
“Both American and British sources said, at the very least, the security situation on the ground and the lack of proper response were the result of “complete incompetence.” The covert team that came in from Tripoli was held up at the Benghazi airport for more than three hours by Libyan officials. Sources said the team notified officials in Washington that they were being delayed within 30 minutes of their arrival.”
“Dont worry, well get to the bottom of this right after the election. /s”
No matter who is elected, it won’t even start to happen until at least Feb.
“The covert team that came in from Tripoli was held up at the Benghazi airport for more than three hours by Libyan officials. Sources said the team notified officials in Washington that they were being delayed within 30 minutes of their arrival.
The fact that Obama wants/allows them to wait for hrs for permission to go save American lives, says it ALL.
David Petraeus, your political skirt is showing... maybe your not the “man” most of us thought your were...
Yeah, I never understood that either. Prez gets on the phone, tells the Libyan military leader to let ‘em in or suffer the consequences.
And they have completely dropped the “vile video”... kinda like the pope declaring there is no purgatory, after all these years of invested prayers... eh, no big deal...
“David Petraeus, your political skirt is showing... maybe your not the man most of us thought your were...”
Possibly. He’s also a man who follows orders - if his CIC gave an order, he’s obliged to obey.
They don't have to stick. They only have to buy time until Tuesday. For the most part, it's working.
Fox News was told there were not only armed drones that monitor Libyan chemical weapon sites in the area, but also F-18's, AC-130 aircraft and even helicopters that could have been dispatched in a timely fashion.Damn. As much as we need to have the incompetence of this administration revealed, there is no valid reason to disclose specifics about our capabilities and their purpose ...as it only further aids and abets the enemy. This info feels like a set up against Fox, which by reporting it ...took the bait.
Vee vere just following Herr Commandant’s orders, ven vee loaded t’em into the gas chambers...
May not like it, but that’s the way it works.
The time they waited was the time needed to kill the Americans.
“Complete incompetence” - Isn’t that Hillary’s middle name?
Ohh f_ _ _, what makes you think they don’t already know what we have in theater... they already know by the incompetence of this administration that Obama won’t use the stuff when he has it at his disposal, so what the hell difference does it make.
Waiting for 3hrs for permission, describes Obama & his White House, in a nutshell.