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CIA operators who wanted to assist consulate staff in Benghazi were told to “stand down” by Obama Administration

Written By: Bob - Oct• 26•12

CIA operators—including two former SEALs that ignored orders and went into combat to save American lives on their own—were told to “stand down” twice by the Obama Administration. The same team was also refused military assistance they tried to call in for the consulate staff.

Let the impeachment proceeding begin immediately.

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.”

Woods, Doherty 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.

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  1. squidgrunt says:

    I ask this. What did they die for? These men died defending our nation, our soil and our flag. These men were heroes. But will they receive their due remembrance? I submit that they will not until a real leader is restored in our White House. Again I ask, what did they die for? Our current leader let them die for nothing. Not for our nation, our soil nor or flag. There is nothing else to lay ones life down for, nothing else to run TOWARDS the sound of gunfire for, nothing to sacrifice ones self for. Nation (included family and loved ones) Soil (our liberty) and Flag (our core beliefs). These are worthy of giving our own lives to earn and protect. Our current leader turned his back on these men for potential personal gain. My disdain for this man, his people and his ideology cannot be measured it is so high. May the American people choose wisely Nov 6th.