I wanted to share this exclusive article (if you’re not reading it already) published by Fox News’ own Jennifer Griffin not more than an hour ago (current time of 1248EST/26OCT12).

EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say

This is a very interesting and in depth breakdown of what exactly occurred on the ground during the Benghazi Consulate attack. The “on-the-ground source” providing the intel in my opinion seems to be the real deal. I am one who understands the necessity of proper planning during a rescue operation (I’ll refer to the Battle of Takur Ghar) and the importance of knowing what the situation is on the ground, but I find it sad that a JSOC and even a Special Forces CIF team was told to stand down in nearby Italy.

Let’s discuss it below in the comments section.

The article:

By Jennifer Griffin

Published October 26, 2012


Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. consulate and subsequent attack several hours later was denied by U.S. officials — who also told the CIA operators twice to “stand down” rather than help the ambassador’s team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11.