David Petraeus, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Leon Panetta, Defense Secretary, evidently have forgotten the commitment that runs through the United States military system: never leave anyone behind. The two bumbling Obama appointees allegedly rejected repeated requests for CIA and Delta Force help during the attack on the Benghazi consulate by terrorist forces.
Fox News has learned, from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi, that an urgent request went out from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. consulate and the subsequent attack several hours later on the annex itself. Both requests apparently were denied. The CIA Director twice told the CIA operators to stand down rather than help the Ambassador’s team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 pm in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.
Former Navy SEAL, Tyrone Woods and at least two other CIA agents, ignored those disgraceful orders and made their way to the consulate, which at that point was on fire. Shots were exchanged. The rescue team from the CIA annex evacuated those who remained and radioed once again for military back-up support. This request also was denied.
The fighting at the CIA annex went on for more than four hours – enough time for planes based at Sigonella Air Base, just 480 miles distant, to arrive. Those planes were not dispatched. Fox News has also learned that two separate Tier One Special Operations forces were ordered to wait, among them Delta Force operatives.
If these allegations hold up, whether or not President Obama wins the November elections, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and CIA Director David Petraeus should be fired for cause. America does not desert its operatives when they come under fire. That is known as cowardice, and would have been rewarded by firing squad executions in better times.
P.S. I strongly recommend readers to read the comment by Commander Robin Petersen, USN. There is something badly wrong in the state of Denmark!