UPDATE: CIA spokeswoman Jennifer Youngblood, though, denied the claims that requests for support were turned down.
“We can say with confidence that the Agency reacted quickly to aid
our colleagues during that terrible evening in Benghazi,” she said.
“Moreover, no one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those
in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. In fact, it is
important to remember how many lives were saved by courageous Americans
who put their own safety at risk that night-and that some of those
selfless Americans gave their lives in the effort to rescue their
And President Obama keeps saying how much he supports our troops???? Former Navy Seal Tyrone Woods who was killed during the Benghazi attack was working for the CIA. At the beginning of the attack on the consulate, he (and others) were at the CIA annex about a mile away. They TWICE radioed the top brass in the US asking if they could go help, and twice they were told no.
Ignoring orders Woods (and at least two more) made their way to the consulate, evacuated those who were still there, and recovered the body 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.
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They began taking fire at the annex and requested military support. They were told NO!
The team was in constant radio contact with their headquarters. In fact, at least one member of the team was on the roof of the annex manning a heavy machine gun when mortars were fired at the CIA compound. The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up support from a Specter gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights. The fighting at the CIA annex went on for more than four hours — enough time for any planes based in Sigonella Air base, just 480 miles away, to arrive. Fox News has also learned that two separate Tier One Special operations forces were told to wait, among them Delta Force operators.
The attack could have been STOPPED! Not in time to help Ambassador Stevens but certainly in time to help the two former Navy Seals, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty,who were killed by a mortar attack four hours after the first request was made!
According to sources on the ground during the attack, the special operator on the roof of the CIA annex had visual contact and a laser pointing at the Libyan mortar team that was targeting the CIA annex. The operators were calling in coordinates of where the Libyan forces were firing from.
…Fox News has learned that there were two military surveillance drones redirected to Benghazi shortly after the attack on the Consulate began. They were already in the vicinity. The second surveillance craft was sent to relieve the first drone, perhaps due to fuel issues. Both were capable of sending real time visuals back to U.S. officials in Washington, D.C. Any U.S. official or agency with the proper clearance, including the White House Situation Room, State Department, CIA, Pentagon and others, could call up that video in real time on their computers.
Benghazi was a 3-way screw up that cost lives. The first error was not having enough protection for our personnel in Libya before the attack (especially because it was 9/11). The second was not sending help when our people requested it during the attack, and the third was lying about what was behind the attack!
During the 2008 Democratic primary season Hillary Clinton ran a now famous ad about who should be answering that 3am crisis phone call. Libya gave us the answer—no one in the Obama administration! Their malfeasance led to the deaths of four Americans and they continue to lie to the American people about their mistakes. Shame on the whole lot of them!