Americans Under Attack In Benghazi Denied Help, Told To Stand Down


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.

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