Five security operators responsible for guarding the CIA station in Benghazi, Libya insist they were told to “stand down” the night of the deadly 2012 attacks, arguing the order prevented them from likely saving the life of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and others.
The claim is made in a new book titled “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.” Scheduled for release next week, it is the first public account of the deadly attacks from security personnel who were on the ground that night.
“If you guys do not get here, we are going to die!” a diplomatic security agent shouted over the radio, the commandos say in their new book, according to the New York Times.
Within moments the team, comprised of former members of American Special Forces teams and hired as private contractors, was ready to deploy and move to the compound, a mere mile away.
“Five minutes, we’re ready,” Kris “Tanto” Paronto, a former Army Ranger, told Fox News. “It was thumbs up, thumbs up, we’re ready to go.”
However, according to the team, a top CIA officer in Benghazi, who they refer to as “Bob,” told them to “stand down.”
We knew this first day. Obama and Clinton should be charged with murder.
This calls for impeachment of a president who lied, like always, to the American people.
He needs to be tried for Treason, impeachment doesn't cut it
Sandra, that is absolute! This whole thing was planned! Obama said get Ben Laden at any cost. The CIA contacted and made the deal... the Ambassador and Seal Team 6 for Ben Laden. Ben Laden gave himself willingly and we see the cost! Obama is a Muslim Marxist treasonous pig!
The cover-up for stealing Stevens has been out from the get-go. Lets jail all three, Obama, O'biden, & Miss Clinton. Enough said.
THEY SHOULD BE TRIED FOR MURDER
That's what I've been wondering too, since this scandal was first made public. I wonder who the highest person up the chain of command gave the order to stand down. Was it Obama himself or did it come from somewhere lower? Why was the order to stand down given at all? Did Obama know it was being given. Why can't we get answers to these questions?
Hard for Hillary - Obama team to commit character assassination on these good men. So, they will be forced by Trey to answer the questions - who what when and where did these orders originate?
Not only Darrell Issa and Trey Gowdy. Rep. Mike Rogers (of Mich.) is Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence (both House and Senate). Rogers will be Outraged. And the CIA involvement puts it right in front of Rogers. Most hearings by this committee occur in 'closed' sessions because of sensitive Intelligence.
(I have such confidence in Rogers that after searching for a 'Leader' for over a decade, I have decided to vote for Rogers to be president (write in if necessary).