On Friday, the Benghazi latest news includes a shocker: CIA operatives say they were told to "stand down" when they asked to assist those in the U.S. Embassy under fire.
U.S. officials didn't just tell the CIA annex workers to stand down once, they told them to stand down twice as American Navy Seals and U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens came under attack.
It's appalling to think that any U.S. official would refuse to allow other Americans, especially those trained for such combat, to assist government and military Americans in danger overseas. And it bears addressing judicially.
Thankfully a former Navy SEAL named Tyrone Woods, along with two others who were at the CIA annex at the time, chose to disobey those ridiculous orders. Unfortunately, without more military fire power to aid them they were not successful in rescuing Stevens, but they did evacuate others at the consulate and retrieved the body of Sean Smith.
Americans willing to risk their lives in service to their country overseas at consulates and embassies around the world shouldn't have to worry that their military brethren will be told to "stand down" if an attack takes place. Yet Fox News reports that this is exactly what happened in Benghazi, with a source telling them such orders came from higher ups twice that night.
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