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May 06, 2013

Benghazi Whistleblower: Nearby Rapid-Reaction Troops Were Told to Stand Down

Obama and Hillary claimed there was no stand-down order and it was all a right-wing confabulation.

Then the entire leftwing political messaging machine went into overdrive to cover-up for them.

Now, via CBSNews' Sharyl Atkisson, a whistleblower is directly contradicting them and, by implication, branding them liars.

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 South Africa.

The account from Gregory Hicks is in stark contrast to assertions from the Obama administration, which insisted that nobody was ever told to stand down and that all available resources were utilized. Hicks gave private testimony to congressional investigators last month in advance of his upcoming appearance at a congressional hearing Wednesday.

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."

No assistance arrived from the U.S. military outside of Libya during the hours that Americans were under attack or trapped inside compounds by hostile forces armed with rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and AK-47 rifles.

More at Hot Air, including this gem:

The left now has an explanation as to why they screamed so furiously that all was right in the world in Benghazi:

It's conservatives' fault. We tricked them into being so gullible and so fact-deprived. By lodging criticism, we forced them to call all criticism beyond the pale and indeed signs of a worrisome psychological infirmity.

If the three new witnesses donít get the attention they deserve, Fox News and its ilk deserves much of the blame.

So Fox was correct in pushing the story, but it's their fault that no other media outlet followed up (one major exception: A single reporter at CBS named Sharyl Atkisson), because, Fox, 8rs.


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