Saturday, October 27, 2012

CIA minders in Benghazi were denied readily-available support

From Fox News, 26 Oct 2012, by Jennifer Griffin:
...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 on the annex itself was denied by the CIA chain of command...
... the special operator on the roof of the CIA annex had visual contact and a laser pointing at the Libyan mortar team that was targeting the CIA annex. The operators were calling in coordinates of where the Libyan forces were firing from....
...Tyrone Woods [and] fellow former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty ...Global Response Staff or GRS that provides security to CIA case officers and provides countersurveillance and surveillance protection ...were killed by a mortar shell at 4 a.m. Libyan time, nearly seven hours after the attack on the consulate began -- a window that represented more than enough time for the U.S. military to send back-up from nearby bases in Europe....
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