Benghazi Update: CIA Operators Requested Permission to Help During Embassy Attack, All Were Denied

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The Benghazi story continues to take sickening turns, as we find out today that CIA Operators repeatedly asked to intervene, but were repeatedly denied.  FOX News has more…

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 on the annex itself was denied by 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 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.” 

Kindly check out the rest of the article, as there is a great deal more information.

The long and short of it is this; there were CIA operatives were near the consulate.  They repeatedly asked for assistance, and assets were nearby.  And, at each step of the process, they were denied.  They might have been able to save lives, or even stop the attack, but they were actively prevented from doing so.

Is it just me, or has this story went from lying to hide incompetence, and it is now lying to hide intentionally getting people killed?

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Libya Update: Numerous Requests for Increased Security Denied

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In the unfolding Libya story, it appears that the Embassy staff in Libya repeatedly requested increases in security, and all were denied. Gateway Pundit has more…

The AP reported:

American diplomats in Libya made repeated requests for increased security for the consulate in Benghazi and were turned down by officials in Washington, leaders of a House committee said Tuesday.

In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chairman Darrell Issa and Rep. Jason Chaffetz said their information came from “individuals with direct knowledge of events in Libya.”

Issa, R-Calif. and Chaffetz, R-Utah said the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans was the latest in a long line of attacks on Western diplomats and officials in Libya in the months before Sept. 11.

The lawmakers said they plan a hearing on Oct. 10. They asked Clinton whether the State Department was aware of the previous incidents, and whether the level of security that was provided to the U.S. mission met the security threat, and how the department responded to requests for more security.

Referring to the Sept. 11 attacks, the letter said, “It was clearly never, as administration officials once insisted, the result of a popular protest.”

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The State Department has declined to answer questions about whether extra security was sought by officials in Benghazi ahead of the Sept. 11 attack. Clinton did, however, discuss security on Sept. 18, when asked whether measures were appropriate.

“Let me assure you that our security in Benghazi included a unit of host government security forces, as well as a local guard force of the kind that we rely on in many places around the world,” she said.

“In addition to the security outside the compound, we relied on a wall and a robust security presence inside the compound. And with all of our missions overseas, in advance of September 11th, as is done every year, we did an evaluation on threat streams. And the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has said we had no actionable intelligence that an attack on our post in Benghazi was planned or imminent.”

She added that diplomats “engage in dangerous work, and it’s the nature of diplomacy in fragile societies and conflict zones to be aware of the necessity for security but to also continue the important diplomatic work that has to go on.

White House spokesman Jay Carney refused to comment on House Republicans’ assertions that Libyan mission requested security before 9-11.

Um, this is getting reported by the MSM, is it?

On the serious side, how can the administration claim to not have not known?  They knew it was an attack when they were blaming it on a YouTube video.  They had their media minions blame everyone/thing else except where the blame goes-right in the lap of Barak Obama and Hillary Clinton.

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