What exactly happened at the U.S. consulate and nearby CIA annex in Benghazi on September 11, 2012?
We now know that dozens of CIA operatives at the CIA Annex who survived the second attack have been shuffled around the country living under assumed names, forbidden to talk to the press; forbidden to talk to Congress, and are given monthly polygraph tests to ensure that they keep their mouths shut. Despite the Obama regime’s gag order on these CIA agents, the truth—or at least part of the truth—has come out.
Dozens of the al-Qaeda offshoot Ansar al-Sharia stormed the consulate with AK-47s and RPGs. The so-called consulate security detail, the February 17 Martyrs Brigade, also tied to al-Qaeda, immediately melted away into the night, leaving the consulate defenseless. We would later learn that the February 17 Martyrs Brigade provided a layout of the consulate to Ansar al-Sharia, including the location of the safe house, where ambassador Chris Stevens and Communications Officer Sean Smith hid in once the consulate came under attack.
Ambassador Stevens informed the embassy in Tripoli via cell phone that they were under attack and a call for help was beamed around the world to the State Department, Department of Defense, Intelligence Community—even the White House. In fact an email went directly to the White House Situation Room at exactly 10:05 p.m. Benghazi time, 4:05 p.m. Washington time.
The CIA Annex personnel, including former SEAL Tyrone Woods, requested authorization to help the consulate under attack but were given orders to stand down.
Special Operations Command Africa commander Lt. Col. Gibson put together a rescue team. As they were about to board a C-130 from Tripoli to Benghazi, Gibson got a phone call from headquarters that was revealed in Congressional testimony. He was told: “You can’t go now, you don’t have the authority to go now,” so Gibson and his special forces team missed the flight.
Read More at Western Journalism . By Kris Zane.