Saturday, October 27, 2012

Help Denied DURING Benghazi Attack!

Gary L. Bauer
Campaign for Working Families

Fox News broke an extremely disturbing report this morning. If the facts are accurate, this could be Barack Obama's "Desert One debacle" -- Jimmy Carter's failed attempt to rescue the Iranian hostages.

According to the report, officials at a CIA annex in Benghazi requested military support multiple times during the attack on the consulate. Each time they were turned down. When they requested permission to assist the consulate staff, they were told to stand down.

Frustrated by the lack of response, former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, along with two other individuals, ignored the order to stand down and went anyway. They found Sean Smith but could not find Ambassador Stevens. They returned to the CIA annex, but it too came under attack. Again they requested military support, and it was inexplicably denied. Consider this excerpt of the Fox report:

"Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty … were killed by a mortar shell at 4 a.m. Libyan time, nearly seven hours after the attack on the Consulate began -- a window that represented more than enough time for the U.S. military to send back-up from nearby bases in Europe, according to sources familiar with Special Operations."

For seven hours our men were under attack and got no help from Washington! We already knew that the embassy staff had repeatedly requested more security months prior to this attack. They were repeatedly denied. Now we are learning that CIA operatives on the ground repeatedly asked for reinforcements during the attack and they were denied!

This should be a huge story! Will the other networks pick up on it? I'm skeptical because of the potential damage it could do to Obama's reelection chances. But if this story gets legs, the White House will no doubt blame it on the CIA. Don't fall for it.

After four years, any administration has had sufficient time to establish its control over every agency in Washington. Most of the bureaucrats are sympathetic to Obama anyway. But after four years of bowing to radical Islam, even those who are professional civil servants know what decisions could end their careers.