US Intel Knew in Real Time Benghazi Attack was Terrorism from Intercepted Phone Calls

There was no failure of intelligence. There was no period in which anyone thought that it was a protest. They knew all along.

They knew and they lied.

Eric Stahl, who recently retired as a major in the U.S. Air Force, served as commander and pilot of the C-17 aircraft that was used to transport the corpses of the four casualties from the Benghazi attacks – then-U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, information officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods – as well as the assault’s survivors from Tripoli to the safety of an American military base in Ramstein, Germany.

In an exclusive interview on Fox News’ “Special Report,” Stahl said members of a CIA-trained Global Response Staff who raced to the scene of the attacks were “confused” by the administration’s repeated implication of the video as a trigger for the attacks, because “they knew during the attack…who was doing the attacking.” Asked how, Stahl told anchor Bret Baier: “Right after they left the consulate in Benghazi and went to the [CIA] safehouse, they were getting reports that cell phones, consulate cell phones, were being used to make calls to the attackers’ higher ups.”

A separate U.S. official, one with intimate details of the bloody events of that night, confirmed the major’s assertion. The second source, who requested anonymity to discuss classified data, told Fox News he had personally read the intelligence reports at the time that contained references to calls by terrorists – using State Department cell phones captured at the consulate during the battle – to their terrorist leaders. The second source also confirmed that the security teams on the ground received this intelligence in real time.

If the teams knew, then Obama, Hillary and Rice knew. They were also determined to lie and mislead.

  • bob e

    get ‘em dan ..boom boom.. out go the lights


    Good work – confirms what we already knew. They lied to cover up Barry’s failed policies in Libya and elsewhere in the Middle East.

  • liz

    They failed to provide adequate security beforehand, failed to send help when the attack started, and CONTINUED FOR EIGHT HOURS to fail to send help.
    Then lied for weeks afterwards and continue to lie and call it a “phony scandal”.
    Utterly disgusting scum is an inadequate description of these sorry excuses for humanity.

    • truebearing

      If you want to blow another gasket, read Daniel’s latest Frontpage piece on Obama’s VA and its sacrificing vets to buy solar panels.

    • Guest

      Your thoughts are my thoughts too.

      What gets me, is how completely one sided is the outrage.

      Democrats are revealing themselves to be souless creatures of
      utter contempt. They’re our neighbors, our classmates, our colegues.

      They make my skin crawl.

      Stevens, Smith, Woods, Doherty, — REMEMBER!!!

      They were people, they were individuals, they were Americans!

      Democrats are not.

      • liz

        Yes, what a contemptuous slap in the face to Americans when they’ve declared in subsequent situations that they never leave American soldiers behind, blah blah blah. They don’t even have the decency to admit that they have forfeited all claim to any credibility on that score.

  • Edward Cline

    And Hillary has said to commissions and to the pubic and in her lousy, ghost-written book, “I want to be president and pantsuit in chief and lie to you some more. I want to screw the country as bad as that black kid in the White House, where I ought to be, is screwing the country. I mean, what difference does an oath of office mean? They’re just words.”

  • truebearing

    More confirmation. Excellent. Now Hillary will begin to see what difference it makes.

    Our resident FPM trolls will be gritting their pathologically lying, pointy little teeth over this revelation. Plausible deniability just got significantly less plausible. Blaming the Joint Chiefs, Bush, and unicorns will be considerably more difficult now. I think we may be getting into space alien excuse territory. If that fails it’s back to racism, the Left’s default setting.

    • liz

      “Crystal ball” territory – they could see into the future and could predict how long it would last, and that they wouldn’t have time to save them.
      So “what difference does it make” if they sent help or not?

      • truebearing

        Given this revelation among others, I still am not convinced Stevens wasn’t hung out to dry because he knew too much about the arming of Al Qaeda with Stinger missiles, etc. It may be simply that Hillary and Obama didn’t want to draw attention to their illegal activities in Benghazi, so they refused to send extra security, but combined with failing to send help and doing nothing to punish those who attacked the US, one has to consider more sinister motives.

        • liz

          Yes, that’s also a likely possibility. People do seem to die like flies who cross the wrong line with the Clintons.

  • gerry

    The whole world knows what happened in Benghazi.

    Obama lied,
    four American died.
    Obama lied,
    Chris Stevens was sodomised.

  • CowboyUp

    If we were listening in on their commo, we probably knew the attack was coming before they launched it. I still maintain that the SEALs would not have been illuminating targets unless air assets were on hand to hit them. Apparently they were, but were not given permission to fire.

    • truebearing

      Makes perfect sense. Are we to believe war-hardened SEALs didn’t know what they were doing or is it that Obama and Hillary refused to send help for some sinister reason? I vote for Obama and Hillary wanting Stevens dead for some reason.

  • Jon Newman

    Who said it wasn’t a terrorist attack? Obama called it an “act of terror”.