The Obama administration and the Republican Interim Benghazi report claim no one in government denied any emergency assistance to help Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and Sean Smith, before they were killed in the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.
The Obama-Clinton regime also adamantly refuted the charge that anyone issued “stand-down” orders. However, last Tuesday, a disguised Benghazi whistleblower, a military special ops member, who watched the attack unfold in Benghazi, appeared on Fox News in a report: Special forces could’ve responded to Benghazi attack, claimed otherwise. On Friday Foreign Policy magazine quickly came out in an article entitled, Benghazi (II): A military analysis of the Fox mystery man’s fantasy rescue plan, and tried to discredit the whistleblower and called him a clown. Now add my Benghazi insider to that growing list of people who refute the “official” Benghazi narrative, blessed by the Republican Interim report (page 15), and the argument made in Foreign Policy magazine. In interviews with me held over the last several days, the Benghazi insider backs up the Benghazi whistleblower.
To add some critical context to Benghazi, Tyrone Woods, a former Navy SEALs was a CIA asset and a GRS—Global Response Staff. The GRS is a secret global security force that serves as armed guards for the agency’s spies in high-risk outposts. It was created after the September 11, 2001 terrorists attack in New York and Washington. Woods’ job was to protect Ambassador Christopher Stevens—also a CIA asset. Protecting an ambassador is equivalent to protecting a Four Star General. GRS is the elite, of the elite, of the elite forces. Former Navy SEALs and Special Forces are recruited to join but not everyone makes the cut. That’s how tough and risky it is. As the Washington Post reported, the GRS’s emerging status is one of the “CIA’s most dangerous assignments.”
“CIA veterans said that GRS teams have become a critical component of conventional espionage, providing protection for case officers whose counterterrorism assignments carry a level of risk that rarely accompanied the cloak-and-dagger encounters of the Cold War.”
When a GRS issues a call for assistance, other assets currently assisting somewhere else—even during a lifesaving operation for other forces, stop what they are doing to help the GRS. The level of importance of a GRS cannot be over emphasized here.
This is who received no help, despite requesting assistance from the Obama-Clinton regime. This is who a writer, a U.S. Marine, at Foreign Policy mocked, when he claimed that no help could be sent in time to make a difference.
Recall from the start the Obama-Clinton regime has said that there were no forces available to assist Ambassador Stevens and the other Americans (two GRS’s) in Benghazi.
The Republican Benghazi Interim report (page 15), agreed with the Obama-Clinton regime, stating: “The House Armed Services Committee conducted a review of air assets available to respond to Benghazi. No U.S. government element refused or denied requests for emergency assistance during the crisis,” contradicting the explosive allegation reported about a month after the Benghazi attack, Jennifer Griffin’s Fox News “Exclusive: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say.”
However, in the latest FOX News exclusive by Adam Housley, a Benghazi whistleblower came forward and backed up the original whistleblowers’ accounts reported by Fox News and said: Special forces could’ve responded to Benghazi attack because the U.S. had highly trained forces just a few hours away in Croatia. He also said that he and others feel the government betrayed the four men who died in the attack.
Next, Foreign Policy was quick to discredit the whistleblower as a “clown,” in “A military analysis of the Fox mystery man’s fantasy rescue plan.” In short, the author, Billy Birdzell, who served as a “U.S. Marine Corp infantry officer and special operations team leader from 2001 to 2009, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in security studies at Georgetown University,” claimed that had a plane been sent from Croatia it would not have gotten there in time to make a difference.
However, according to my Benghazi insider with direct information: “When Tyrone Woods, a GRS, made the call for assistance, no one knew what the outcome would be. The attack in Benghazi could have turned into a hostage situation that lasted for days, weeks. It could have spread out beyond the annex. Anything was possible. Nobody knew at that time what the outcome would be, unless it was pre-determined—and if that is what the author in Foreign Policy is saying, he needs to come forward now with what he knows.
When Woods issued the call sign for assistance that involves the name of a bird and some numbers, the second that call sign was issued, everything becomes available to help the Ambassador. A GRS doesn’t cry wolf. When a GRS issued the call sign everything was in play.
Remember at that moment, they didn’t know where the Ambassador was, they didn’t know his condition. If anyone says that they knew, then there are new details that must be revealed.
The point is for people on the ground is to start moving options. There were forces in Croatia who were armed and ready to go. They were trained to come up with a solution. They are there to provide options. Think about it this way; it’s like when firemen receive a call, with sirens blaring, they go to see what the problem is. How many times have the sirens been turned off when the problem has been solved by the time they got there or somebody else got there first? But if the problem is not solved, they are there to help—options.
When forces leave the ground, they may not know exactly where they are going or what they are going to do but as they are in the air and moving information is updated. These people needed to be put in motion, that’s the first deception. They were never put in motion. The Obama administration did not lift a pinky finger to put options in play. Sounds to me like CYA. The whole point was they did not give these guys an option—and that in itself is a failure of command at every level.
And by the way, as McCain [Sen. John McCain R-Ariz.] said, he was shocked to find out that there were no land forces available on the ground to support Benghazi—on 9/11 of all days. That’s because the less people who knew what Stevens was really doing in Benghazi the better. The administration did not want anyone to know about Stevens meeting with the Turkish Consul General [Ali Sait Akin] and what that was about.
The administration is playing political footsie. The entire point is a failure of leadership that resulted in lost lives. Options were not provided to the decision makers—that alone guaranteed a bad outcome. That is unacceptable, that is un-American that is not how we treat our forces.”
Indeed by not providing options the Obama-Clinton regime guaranteed a death sentence for four Americans in Benghazi.
Moreover, the local protection forces that the State Department hired and paid to protect Benghazi were an al-Qaida-linked group called the February 17th Martyrs Brigade “to serve as a quick reaction force. The February 17 Martyrs Brigade was one of the militias that fought for Gadhafi’s overthrow.” Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton conceded during her Benghazi testimony before the Foreign Services Committee that it was typical to hire locals, however, in addition to failing to mention the al-Qaida connection, Hillary omitted acknowledging that “on September 8, 2012, just days before Ambassador Stevens arrived in Benghazi, the February 17 Martyrs Brigade told State Department officials that the group would no longer support U.S. movements in the city, including the Ambassador’s visit,” as documented in an email in the Republican Benghazi report (page 7). Hillary’s State Department left them (GRS’s) completely on their own to prevent people from finding out what Stevens was doing.
Seven months later we still don’t know publicly what Ambassador Stevens was doing in Benghazi and despite President Obama’s and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s promises that the perpetrators would be brought to justice—nobody has been brought to justice.
By their fruits you shall know them.
So what was Ambassador Christopher Stevens doing? According to my Benghazi insider they were shutting down Libya and prepping guys to go into Syria. Benghazi was all about moving arms from Libya into Syria via Turkey and elsewhere to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the next stop, after Egypt and Libya that has put the Muslim Brotherhood in power. Obviously there are several actors who are not happy with what the U.S. is doing with Saudi Arabia. “If President Obama didn’t know that then that means he’s not really in charge and somebody else is running the operation,” the Benghazi insider source added.
Why is the Benghazi insider speaking out now? As the insider said, “The only thing you get to take with you, the only thing you keep forever is your integrity. Whatever you do, don’t let anyone buy it, steal it, borrow it. You’ve got to own it if you don’t have your brain turned on in the morning.”
It is worth noting how both the CIA and FBI declined my Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on Ambassador Christopher Stevens and Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin. The U.S. army did not have any information to provide me with.
There are people in America’s armed forces who believe, “You either get them out alive or you die trying. If you didn’t die trying, you didn’t try hard enough.” And then there are America’s leaders who abandon them and leave them for dead. The end justifies the means.
Stay tuned, soon I will report what the State Department said to me when I contacted them about the $40 million then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave Libya shortly after Col. Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in what is known as the “buy back’ weapons program, or as the State Department prefers to call it, the interagency MANPAD task force “to assist Libya’s efforts to secure and recover its weapons stockpiles.” We are in a back and forth and I’m waiting for an additional response to my follow up after my initial inquiry.
Marinka, the author of The Whistleblower: How the Clinton White House Stayed in Power to Reemerge in the Obama White House and on the World Stage (One Rock Ink), and Following Orders: The Death of Vince Foster, Clinton White House Lawyer (One Rock Ink), is a freelance journalist. She has collaborated, ghostwritten, and contributed to books and stories from showbiz and celebrities to true crime, politics, and the United Nations. After freelancing behind the scenes in both the mainstream press and the new media, it was time to step forward. For more info visit: marinkapeschmann.com.
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