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WASHINGTON — CIA security officers in a Benghazi post responded within 25 minutes to a call for help from a nearby State Department compound after it came under attack Sept. 11, officials said Thursday, seeking to refute a Fox News report asserting that CIA managers ordered them to stay put.
In releasing a detailed timeline of CIA actions that night, senior intelligence officials have put aside long-standing concerns about revealing the extent of the agency's presence in Benghazi in order to push back against what officials say are baseless allegations that aid was withheld.
"At every level in the chain of command, from the senior officers in Libya to the most senior officials in Washington, everyone was fully engaged in trying to provide whatever help they could," a senior intelligence official said in a statement. "There were no orders to anybody to stand down in providing support."
Fox News asserted in a story last week that CIA managers had ordered agency security officers to "stand down" and remain in their own facility, known as the Annex, when the attack on the diplomatic compound began about 9:40 p.m. and that there was an hour delay before officers disobeyed orders and went to help repel the attack that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and State Department officer Sean Smith.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
more inclined to believe this, instead of FOX NEWS experts.
Probably the same reason it took the Obama Administration over three weeks to get actual investigators onsite in Libya.
At best, it would be because they are bumbling fools. Anything else is criminal.
Originally posted by GrantedBail
reply to post by Agit8dChop
Not to be rude or anything but there are NO experts at Fox news. That is a propaganda outfit, PERIOD!
Originally posted by Agit8dChopreply to post by butcherguy
Don't know, the CIA are usually pretty secretive about what they are doing. Maybe they wernt inclined to say anything, but the absolute filth being spewed at fox news for the past few weeks has forced them to say something?