Unreal: CIA Operators Were Denied Request for Help During Benghazi Attack

Posted by on Oct 26, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Remind me again why for a month the president blamed a YouTube video?

Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. Consulate and subsequent attack several hours later was denied by U.S. officials — who also told the CIA operators twice 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 SEAL Tyrone Woods was part of a small team who was at the CIA annex about a mile from the U.S. Consulate where Ambassador Chris Stevens and his team came under attack. When he and others heard the shots fired, they informed their higher-ups at the annex to tell them what they were hearing and requested permission to go to the consulate and help out. They were told to “stand down,” according to sources familiar with the exchange. Soon after, they were again told to “stand down.”

Woods and at least two others ignored those orders and made their way to the Consulate which at that point was on fire. Shots were exchanged. The quick reaction force from the CIA annex evacuated those who remained at the Consulate and Sean Smith, who had been killed in the initial attack. They could not find the ambassador and returned to the CIA annex at about midnight.

Why impeachment hearings aren’t already under way remains a mystery. There seems to be enough evidence to support that.
Would also be nice if the rest of the media started covering this.
Update: Here’s some video:

3 Responses to “Unreal: CIA Operators Were Denied Request for Help During Benghazi Attack”

  1. EsausMessage on 26/26/12 at 1:38 pm

    Is it possible that DoD & CIA rejected the calls because the President had already gone to bed and they refused to wake him?

    That would make this literally the 3 AM call that went unanswered.

  2. Blackbeard Actual on 26/26/12 at 2:33 pm

    Liars, cowards, political weasels, traitorous bastards, and yes, murderers. The democrat party.

  3. Blue Hen on 26/26/12 at 3:02 pm

    And the film maker is still in jail, and his court date is conveniently not until after the election. If he lives that long.