13 Hours at Benghazi-No Aid, Just Denials From Obama and his Administration

Chip GreeneStarred Page By Chip Greene, 10th Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1i90ky43/
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Bret Baier's interview of Benghazi survivors. The U.S. consulate and C.I.A. annex attack. The cover-up by President Obama and his Administration.

The interview

On July 1, 2012, the YouTube video titled, "Innocence of Muslims," is released and viewed worldwide. It is alleged that this video was the cause of protests in the attack upon the U.S. consulate in Libya.
On Friday night September 5, 2014, at 10:00 P.M. The Fox News Channel aired a one-hour special hosted by Bret Baier, titled, 13 Hours at Benghazi, The Inside Story. It featured Baier's interview of three surviving security operators/contractors. They were in Benghazi during the entire attack of September 11, 2012.
They are Mark "Oz" Geist, Kris "Tonto" Paronto and John "Tig" Tiegan. These men were all former U.S. military, who worked for Blackwater Security. They were private security officers stationed at the C.I.A. Annex which is only three quarters of a mile from the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The attack begins

When the attack on the U.S. consulate began at 9:32 P.M. these three men were immediately aware of it. They'd received radio transmissions and cell phone calls from personnel at the consulate. As they had promised their colleagues stationed there, they prepared to go to their aid. But, their Chief of Base, a C.I.A. operative whom they referred to as "Bob," (not his real name) told them to wait and to stand down twice. "Bob" was talking to someone on his cell phone at the time. After 30 minutes they disobeyed orders and drove to the consulate.
What followed according to Baier's interview is riveting and heart-wrenching.
Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in the attack.
When the consulate had been cleared of personnel by 11:30 P.M. the three men returned to the C.I.A. annex where they continued to come under attack. There was a three-hour lull in the attack but, then it began anew with small arms fire, RPG fire and mortar shells directed at the annex.

The C.I.A. annex attack

At about dawn a seven man team arrived from Tripoli. There were two Delta Force members, referred to as "D-Boys" among them. The D-Boys went onto the roof of the annex to join the contractors who were returning rifle fire at the attackers. That's when three mortar shells struck the roof. Two defenders were killed and Mark "Oz" Geist suffered severe arm injuries. The D-Boys ordered the roof cleared. True to their motto, "no soldier left behind," the two D-Boys dumped the two bodies of the slain over the side of the building. That's when the "Baker" convoy with 50 cars arrived. All personnel dead and alive were evacuated to the nearby airport and escaped on a private jet. When asked by Baier if they wished for the initial 30 minutes back they replied, yes, and that the ambassador would still be alive.

Back in Washington

Meanwhile back in Washington DC…

At 10:32 P.M., Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey are notified of the attack by the National Military Command Center.

At 11:00 P.M., they meet with President Obama in the White House.

At 11:10 P.M., a surveillance drone arrives over the Benghazi consulate. President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other advisors watched the live feed from Benghazi in the situation room.

At 11:30 P.M., all surviving U.S. personnel are evacuated from the consulate.

From midnight until dawn Panetta and the other senior leaders discuss options. President Obama is not present for several hours.

At 5:15 A.M., the second attack begins anew on the annex.

At 10:00 A.M., all U.S. personnel alive and dead have been evacuated to Tripoli. No protest was ever seen at the consulate as was related by the survivors.

The cover-up begins

The cover-up begins.

9/12/2012-President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issue statements damning the video.
U.S. intelligence agencies have enough evidence to conclude that a terrorist attack was involved.

9/13/2012-Press Secretary, Jay Carney condemns the video at a press conference.

9/14/2012-Carney denies administration had "actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi's was planned or imminent."
The bodies of the slain Americans are returned to Andrews Air Force Base. President Obama again blames YouTube video.

9/16/2012-U.N. Ambassador, Susan Rice appears on five Sunday talk shows and says the attacks were provoked by the video, exclusively.

9/17/2012-State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland refuses to call attacks an act of terror.

9/19/2012-Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Matthew Olson tells Congress the attack in Libya was "terrorism."

9/20/2012-Obama refuses to call attack terrorism, citing insufficient information.

9/25/2012-on ABC's "The View," Obama says "we don't have all of the information yet so we are still gathering."
To the U.N. Assembly, Obama blames, "A crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world."

9/26/2012-Published reports showed U.S. intelligence agencies in the Obama administration knew within 24 hours that al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists were involved.

9/28/2012-Director of National Intelligence, James R Clapper Jr. issues statement backing the Obama administration's changing story about the Libyan attack. He says facts are evolving.

Playing politics with dead U.S. citizens

You can speculate on your own, why this massive cover-up was necessary.

Personally, I believe, as many others do, that Obama was playing politics with the dead bodies of U.S. citizens. He did this to ensure that the events at Benghazi did not hurt his chances in the upcoming Presidential Election which was less than two months away. Obama had, prior to 9/11/ 2012, said that "al -Qaeda was on the run."

Two years later this outrage is still evolving. A lot of people have a lot of hard questions to answer. Especially President Obama.

Credits

Timeline of Benghazi Attack and Cover-up
http://www.liveandlocalenc.com/timeline-benghazi-attack--cover-up/

Fox News Channel-13 Hours at Benghazi, The Inside Story

Pentagon releases official timeline of Benghazi attack-CNN.com
http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/09/world/africa/libya-benghazi-timeline/index.html

Photo credits

The three contractors with Bret Baier-Bret-Baier-Ll-620X429.jpg
The consulate attack-barracudabrigade.blogspot.com
C.I.A. annex-pronkpops.wordpress.com
The White House-interactive.wxxi.org
The video-showbiz.liputan6.com
Obama's 2012 election victory-mtv.com

Tags

Al-Queda, Ambassador Chris Stevens, Benghazi, Benghazi Consulate, Cia Annex, Contractors, Innocence Of Muslims, Obama, Us Embassy

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author avatar Chip Greene
I am a retired police officer, baseball enthusiast, political junkie, and published writer.
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author avatar C.D. Moore
11th Sep 2014 (#)

Thanks for the inside info!

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