Friday, October 26, 2012

Command Failure: Somebody voted "present" UPDATED

CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say - FOX

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 rescue team 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.

At that point, they called again for military support and help because they were taking fire at the CIA safe house, or annex. The request was denied.... Read the rest.

The problem with thinking you can control reality through a constant manipulation of perception, misdirection, and omission bias is that reality sometimes fights back - Protein Wisdom
No, the CIA is not going to take the fall for Obama on Libya-gate - Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion
No, the CIA is not going to take the fall for Obama on Libya-gate (Part 2) - Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion

Father of Slain SEAL: Who Made the Decision Not to Save My Son? - Daniel Halper/Weekly Standard

President Obama: ‘I was not personally aware of any request’ for additional Benghazi security