Help Denied During Benghazi Attack Multiple Times

Heads need to roll. Fox News has an exclusive report

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 officials in the CIA chain of command — 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 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 and requested permission to go to the consulate and help out. 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.”

They asked for help a second time. They were denied. There was an officer on the roof of the consulate calling for help as he lased the jihadis. He was denied. A special operations team, which could have been in Benghazi within two hours was told to stand down.

And the local militia tasked with providing security, the September 17th Martyrs Brigade? They finally showed up at 3am, too late to do anything.

The question remains, where was the authority coming from to tell them all to stand down, and why?

Make sure to read the whole thing.

Stop The ACLU has much more, as does The Jawa Report.

Nice Deb has a great roundup, plus her own excellent commentary.

Ed Morrisey chimes in, as do Patterico, William Jacobson, and protein wisdom, among others. Check Memeorandum for more

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8 Responses to “Help Denied During Benghazi Attack Multiple Times”

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  6. Gumball_Brains says:

    FRY!! It’s time to FRY someone!

    This administration didn’t just sit back and be negligent…. they ACTIVELY caused the death of Americans and an Ambassador.

    Granted, these guys might have been doing some secret CIA stuff…. but that is no reason to allow our people to fend for themselves against savage Islamists.

    This is another key moment in the Republican reform of our government. If the R’s don’t stand up for our dead people, stand up for justice (this and F&F), stand up against tyranny, corruption, treason, secrecy, lies….. then they are NO BETTER than the absolute corrupt Socialist party.

    This is their defining moment. Will they stand?!?!?

  7. John Ryanw says:

    Until someone actually has the courage to put their name on accusations I don’t give them much credit

  8. Gumball_Brains says:

    Did silly john actually put his real name here? Standing up against America. Nice.

    Guess those unnamed people at Congress have no say at all in this. And if we take this further, like say the attacks against Rush Limbaugh, … people who have not fought on the ground in Benghazi, have no right to argue or complain against this Administration. And really, is it not anti-American “to argue or disagree with any administration”? Hilary was right. We should all just sit down and shut up. After all, we don’t know who is up there. We don’t know their motives. Thus, we just need to wait, relax, and just wait till we are told when to worry by those we recognize personally.

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