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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Well I don’t know. I would hope to hell we had that kind of military readiness in that part of the world.
What’s shocking is the total lack of security surrounding the Ambassador, and the fact that the WH would have us accept that information as credible SOP.
So there are drones flying over Benghazi every night. There are drones flying over chemical sites near Benghazi. The British were eager to help. Things get curiouser and curiouser.
Looks like they are killing their own! READ THIS: #Libya #crime Bani Walid Dr Who Stated Gas Attack Symptoms Reported Killed —— LINK @ http://libyasos.blogspot.com/2012/11/libya-crime-bani-walid-dr-who-stated.html
The "Libyan Officials" were in on the WH's farcical charade.
IMO, Libya/? have their own assassination force. Did ambassador Stevens have his shoes on? READ THIS: ( By Richard Spencer, Middle East Correspondent 8:09PM GMT 03 Feb 2012) Libyan militia accused of torturing to death ambassador to France -— http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/9059989/Libyan-militia-accused-of-torturing-to-death-ambassador-to-France.html
“The “Libyan Officials” were in on the WH’s farcical charade.”
That’s not going to help explain later, why the WH didn’t order another course of action else in the meantime
Geesh, even Panetta gave the GO to killing Osama over Obama and Jarrett's NO.
I’m in the business of determining “Root Cause”, when a problem occurs.
In this case that will include determining motives that might explain the behavior of our decision makers.
Incompetence and indifference are insufficient explanations, in the face of all of the warnings over an extended period.
Without examining all of the possibilities here, there is only one scenario that is consistent with all of the facts available.
All security was removed to facilitate the kidnapping of Christopher Stevens.
This would have set up the negotiations for his release, which would have required that we give up the Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel-Rahman.
Remember that the ex-CIA security agents who arrived on scene and were later killed, were told to “stand down”.
Without their protecting fire, Stevens could have been taken with little trouble.
Wish I could locate the original story that expanded on this, but it’s the only scenario constant with all of the evidence.
What, the "WHs farcical charade doesn't cover that?
It's a story of a faked kidnapping, espionage, weapons smuggling, etc etc etc.....choose all that apply.
The only way the term "incompetence" should come into play is that the jug-eared Kenyan Marxist wasn't able to pull it off as the MB had planned it.
He’s the head of the CIA. The president is his CIC.
You obviously want to throw Patreaus under the bus before knowing more.
I’ll wait - he deserves that much.
Any former Navy seals want to confirm that they are trained to jump from commercial planes? This is so they don’t have to get approval for airspace for military crafts.
I will never believe that a Seal Team 6 group that can parachute in and extract Somalia hostages (on the day of the State of the Union after 3 months in captivity) couldn’t have done something in Benghazi.
To determine 'root cause' one needs to know why Stevens was sent to Benghazi in the first place on September 11, 2012. Most especially when apologizes were already made in Cairo over a fake offensive video before any protests ever started.
Based upon all that I have read/heard to date it appears that canned fake video was to be a separate covert mission than what went down in Benghazi. To date all the participants in this attack in Benghazi have not been identified. I do not think we know how many vehicles/terrorists showed up for this take down. The way it sounds there was many more than just one group in on the action.
I say this based upon what Obama said to the UN. There is no doubt he knew the details by that time and yet he again was acting like a whipped pup over a fake offensive video.
But the murders/robbers/and rioters have whatever intel that was on-sight. And as far as I can tell there is no longer a mission in Benghazi. The only secrets being kept are being kept from US, sure not the terrorists.
...DERELICTION OF DUTY
The Obama Doctrine: American Lives Are Expendable
The Obama White House, the Clinton State Department, and Panettas Department of Defense have guiding principles in Afghanistan that, if applied to Benghazi, explain the administrations decision to deny air support to the Americans fighting for their lives on 9/11/12.
The denial of air support to our troops in battle is normal operating procedure for this commander in chief. He doesnt have to give special orders to do it. It is the Obama Doctrine on the War on Terror: do not kill Muslim civilians. Let American soldiers die instead. That is how Obama thinks he will win the hearts and minds of the Islamic world.
Makes one wonder if General Ham actually resigned rather than follow the treasonous CIC? Being relieved may be a cover story by the administration?
Im wondering this too.
The official account sounds like they rented a cessna and got stuck trying to taxi in on the runway. Why not a helicopter? The official scenario just doesnt sound right. Why were they flying into the airport on a chartered plane for a possible hostage rescue? Does this response even fit the scenario?
By the time the pitiful little ad-hoc CIA "rescue team" chartered a plane and arrived in Benghazi, over 100 Force Recon Marines should already have been there.
Obama won’t rest until he’s uncovered the real terrorists.
I would believe the Fox lady before this criminal corrupt self centered government
Thanks for the link. Bad, BAD that the dr was told to show his face even more — unbelievable. What an sad loss.