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The latest talking point from Media Matters/Ready for Hillary/the Mainstream Media is that the claim that Benghazi rescuers were told to stand down has been completely shot down.
100 percent shot down.
Or as Media Matters puts it, “CIA Testimony Destroys Benghazi “Stand Down” Hoax”. A hoax is what Media Matters loony boss David Brock, who needed a security team to defend him against “right-wing sniper assassins” is trying to rebrand the murder of four Americans in Benghazi as.
“Conservative media have repeatedly pushed the myth that security forces in Libya the night of the attack were ordered to “stand down” rather than rush to the aid of their colleagues in the diplomatic compound,” Media Matters writes.
“On December 14, an AP report explained how the “stand down” hoax developed, destroying the false conservative narrative.” Okay, MM please tell us more about this crazy conservative hoax.
Those CIA leaders decided they and their security contractor team should wait before rushing from their annex into the violence roughly a mile away.
Westmoreland said the CIA security contractors loaded into two vehicles, with weapons ready, the moment they heard the radio call for help from the diplomatic building. Some wanted to rush to the U.S. compound roughly a mile away, and their agitation grew as they heard increasing panic when the diplomats reported the militants were setting the compound on fire.
At least one of those security contractors, a former U.S. Army Ranger, was told to “wait” at least twice, and he argued with his security team leader, according to his testimony, related by Westmoreland. Westmoreland declined to share the names of the officers who testified because they are still CIA employees.
So they weren’t told to stand down. They were told to wait. Finally the great hoax has been disproven.
One problem though. The key stand down allegation didn’t involve local CIA personnel in Benghazi, but Special Forces personnel in Tripoli. And that testimony comes from Gregory Hicks who was the ranking diplomat after Stevens’ death.
The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has told congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks was forbidden from doing so by U.S. Special Operations Command Africa.
According to excerpts released Monday, Hicks told investigators that SOCAFRICA commander Lt. Col. Gibson and his team were on their way to board a C-130 from Tripoli for Benghazi prior to an attack on a second U.S. compound “when [Col. Gibson] got a phone call from SOCAFRICA which said, ‘you can’t go now, you don’t have the authority to go now.’ And so they missed the flight … They were told not to board the flight, so they missed it.”
Hicks told congressional investigators that if the U.S. had quickly sent a military aircraft over Benghazi, it might have saved American lives. The U.S. Souda Bay Naval Base is an hour’s flight from Libya.
Hicks remembers Gibson saying: “I have never been so embarrassed in my life that a State Department officer has bigger balls than somebody in the military.”
So completely disproven. Not. But we’re dealing with Media Matters here.
Finally here is notorious Benghazi hoaxter Charles Woods, the father of Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, who was murdered in Benghazi.
This was my son, he wasn’t even there. He was at a safe house about a mile away. He got the distress call. He heard them crying for help. That’s why he and Glenn risked their lives to go that extra mile just to take care of the situation. And I’m sure that she wasn’t the only one that received that distress call: “Come save our lives.”
When I heard that there’s a very good chance that the White House as well as other members of the military knew what was going on, and obviously someone had to say, “Don’t go rescue them.” Because every person in the military, their first response is, “We’re going to go rescue them.” We need to find out who it was that gave that command.