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Attkisson bombshell on Benghazi; Obama admin lied, US Special Forces kept out

http://twitter.com/#!/SharylAttkisson/status/331437291337822208

I love you. RT @sharylattkisson CBS: Breaking info on Benghazi… in minutes.

— RB (@RBPundit) May 6, 2013

Indeed.

As Twitchy reported this morning, CBS’s Sharyl Attkisson tweeted bombshells from the Benghazi whistleblowers.

She continues this afternoon and exposes more lies from the Obama administration, according to whistleblower accounts.

CBS: U.S. diplomat says US Special Forces were stopped from going to Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012 prior to mortar attack.

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

CBS: U.S. Ambassador Stevens’ Deputy, Greg Hicks, has told Congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared to fly from..

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

..Tripoli to Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks was forbidden from doing so by SOCAFRICA [U.S. Special Operations Command S. Africa]

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

CBS: The account from Hicks is in stark contrast to assertions from the Obama Administration…

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

…which insisted that nobody was ever told to stand down and that all available resources were utilized.

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

CBS: Hicks told investigators that SOCAFRICA cmder Lt. Col. Gibson & his team were on their way to board a C-130 from Tripoli for Benghazi..

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

…prior to an attack on a second U.S. compound “when [Col. Gibson] got a phone call from SOCAFRICA which said, ‘you can’t go now…

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

…you don’t have the authority to go now.’ And so they missed the flight… They were told not to board the flight, so they missed it.”

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

The Obama Administration has said everything was done that could have been done to help the Americans under attack in Benghazi.

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

The independent State Dept. Accountability Review Board indicated that the Administration did everything possible.

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

No assistance arrived from the U.S. military outside of Libya during the hours that Americans were under attack or trapped inside compounds-

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

-by hostile forces armed with rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and AK-47 rifles.

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

CBS: Hicks also told l investigators that if the U.S. had quickly sent a military aircraft over Benghazi, it might have saved American lives

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

Bombshell.

Obama administration lied, people died.

Twitchy will continue to monitor this story and update with further developments.

Update:

The U.S. Souda Bay Naval Base is an hour’s flight from Libya.

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

The Defense Dept has said there were no planes available at Souda Bay to assist those at Benghazi.

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

Hicks:“I believe if we had been able to scramble a fighter or aircraft or 2 over Benghazi as quickly as possible after the attack commenced,

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

… I believe there would not have been a mortar attack on the annex in the morning because I believe the Libyans would have split.–Hicks

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

…”They would have been scared to death that we would have gotten a laser on them and killed them,” Hicks testified.

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

Two Americans died in the early morning mortar attack.

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

Sen. Lindsey Graham and others have asked why no aircraft were sent to “buzz” the crowd.. the Admin. has said there were no aircraft to send

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

A White House official also told CBS News he didn’t believe an aircraft “buzz” necessarily would have been effective.

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

A White House official told CBS News that, at the start of the attack, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey…

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

…and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta “looked at available options, and the ones we exercised had our military forces arrive in less than…

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

..24 hours, well ahead of timelines laid out in established policies.”

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

CBS: At a hearing Wed, Hicks is expected to be the first ground-level eyewitness to speak publicly in the nearly eight months since..

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

..the terrorist attacks that killed Amb Stevens and 3 other Americans.

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

When Stevens went missing, Hicks became the US Chief of Mission in Libya.

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

Full article here: Attkisson cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-5…

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 6, 2013

Update:

CBS has the Benghazi story as its top featured story, frontpage. cbsnews.com

— Sunny (@sunnyright) May 6, 2013

RT @lheal: Dear reporters (including bloggers): Do what @sharylattkisson does. Follow the story, wherever it leads.

— Your Redness (@mchastain81) May 6, 2013

Amen. Ms. Attkisson continues to show lapdog journalists how it’s done. Investigate like a girl, baby!

Is everybody absorbing what @sharylattkisson has just been tweeting (May 6)? It’s MORE and it’s HUGE #Benghazi

— Joe the Patriotic (@joethepatriotic) May 6, 2013

Fierce fighter for truth.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/05/06/breaking-sharyl-attkisson-tweets-reveal-obama-admin-lies-us-special-forces-stopped-from-going-to-benghazi/

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