CIA spokesperson says no one in Benghazi denied help; Fox stands by story

Jennifer Youngblood, a spokesperson for the CIA, today denied claims that repeated requests for military support during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi were turned down:

No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. In fact, it is important to remember how many lives were saved by courageous Americans who put their own safety at risk that night — and that some of those selfless Americans gave their lives in the effort to rescue their comrades.

Fox News, though, which broke the story, is standing by its reporting.

The CIA’s statement certainly hasn’t answered all questions; in fact, it seems to have raised even more.

  • syvyn11

    Who to believe? FNC or the Obama Regime? That’s a toughy.

    Not really.

  • digitalPimple

    FYI – Mike Backer, former CIA, tweeted today:

    Mike Baker @MBCompanyMan
    Let me be clear; authority to send military
    support/response in Benghazi resides in the WH. Neither CIA nor DoD
    could act w/o WH. Pathetic.

    • mrbadhabit

      BINGO … you WIN the “Obviousness Prize” now lets see what, or Who the WH has to throw under their pretentiousness bus Next?

    • http://ConservativeMom.net/ LoriGirl

      BOOM!

    • Gallatin

      Okay CIA the denials for support didn’t come from you just tell us they came from obowmao.

  • J. Cox

    The WH can try to blame everyone if they want,we know that is what Obamessiah is good at,however,just like the video excuse…America ain’t buying it.I will take the word of those on the ground and all the evidence that has came out this week.

  • scalzo

    It was the WH that gave the order to stand down. The DoD or the CIA cannot act without permission from the WH!

  • http://ConservativeMom.net/ LoriGirl

    …And the lies get bigger & bigger.

  • d1comment

    If CIA didn’t do it…then who did..?

    • looneytoonsindville

      It had to be a CIA supervisor that ordered Woods to “stand down” twice before he disobeyed orders and went to the “consulate” to render aid. The higher ups are all bending over and kissing each others’ ass to try to avoid getting their own burned.

      • News Reporter

        Obviously White House made a system wide statement to all departments, “All orders down chain of command are to stand down until further notice.” Jarret, Axelrod and whoever else needed time to decide they didn’t want to risk Libya as being seen to the American voting public as an Al Qaeda controlled terrorist nation after we spent billions liberating it. Obama’s “Bin Laden is dead, GM is alive” motto was part of his claim that Al Qaeda was basically defeated under his term. I have never seen or heard anything like this. The special forces community is furious and will be releasing bits of information in the very near future. Essentially, Obama ordered the deaths of every one of these Americans. If I lived any where near Washington D.C. I would be protesting every liberal cable news anchor. If Matthews wants to roam the crowds, I would publicly humiliate that scum on live tv.

  • Scott

    CIA : ” no one here denied help” General Pointyheadus: ” we are not going to send troops in to a DANGEROUS situation without having the most recent intelligence possible”. I suppose having live feed and emails that are basically instantaneous isn’t current enough to send help. I can’t understand how anyone could possibly trust and believe the LOWBAMA regime after all of the lies they’ve been caught in, regardless of political party

    • looneytoonsindville

      You forgot that they had continuous radio contact with the guys under attack until they died. Yes, the smell is strong and bad. It makes my eyes water for the families of the fallen heros.

  • Brandon Billings

    He is right. CIA cant issue an open fire on civilians of another country on their soil without WH permission. So all he is saying is the CIA didnt deny them help because they do not have the power to issue that type of order. Thats why he said the CIA didnt deny them help.

    • http://ConservativeMom.net/ LoriGirl

      But isn’t the Consulate considered US territory?

      • Brandon Billings

        Sure, but you and I know that not how the media would see it. They would say CIA and military gunships open fire on protest at US Consulate.

    • http://twitter.com/MoueLaMoue Moue La Moue (D)

      The U.S. Consulate in Libya would be considered by the International Community as “Sovereign Soil,”. Quite literally it would mean that those who attacked the Consulate were basically “attacking” America. That’s why so many people go to an Embassy in order to avoid extradition for crimes committed in other countries. Just look at that Wiki-Leaks Jackass. He’s holed up in an Embassy because he knows that if it gets stormed, it’s considered, “An Act of Aggression and War,” on that Sovereign Nation. When they attacked our Consulate, we should have hit the green light for our F16’s, F22’s and C-130’s to mobilize. That is SOP when it comes to Extreme Aggression and Crowd Disbursement. Who wants to get under those air craft? They are some of our best tools, and they were ready to go, but nope. No call to go. Just a whole lot of thumb twiddling from the WH. It is a travesty. Pure and simple.

  • tomtom1983

    Liberals believe we are as dumb as they are, but unlike them, we know how our government works and the chain of command.

    So Carney or whomever, we’re conservatives not liberals. We actually know our government isn’t a democracy but a Democratic Republic, there is a difference. We actually know what our GDP is and that cutting “$500 trillion” in taxes is an impossibility with a $16 trillion dollar economy. Not to mention that amount doesn’t even come close even when counting all nations as one.

    We know there are only 50 states in the union and not 57. We know our population is 308 million not 500 million. We know the President of the US has only 2 terms and not 4. We know the power to legislate is vested in Congress and only Congress.

    We know what the US CONSTITUTION is and what’s in it. We know the limitations for each branch of government. We know that there are 3 branches of government, Executive, Legislative and Judicial.

    And we know you on the left are huge hypocrites that rely heavily on false racism, false sexism and false compassion. You on the left seem to know, well, nothing.

    • looneytoonsindville

      Did you know that, to achieve the 2% increase in GDP before the election, the Federal Government increased domestic spending by 13% and increased defense spending by 10%? Now that’s a lot of spending over a 3 month period and, when combined with all the other stats, made a significant increase in GDP over what it would have been otherwise. This is your federal government at work.

    • https://twitter.com/Webnetcity webnetcity

      This comment had me screaming YES!!!
      and fist pumping after every sentence!
      BRAVO!!!

    • wtaylor777

      I for one want to STAND UP AND CHEER!

  • looneytoonsindville

    Just think about it for a moment. If Tyrone Woods & Glen Doherty had lived through the attack, the news media would have been all over them, asking not only about the attack but about what they & Ambassador Stevens had been doing in Benghazi. Now tell me, is the CIA going to want that type of visibility on one of their clandestine operations? Woods & Doherty were worth a whole lot more to the CIA dead than alive. So who do you believe, the CIA spokesperson or Fox News?

    • Scott

      If they would have survived the attack the MSM would have called them rogue agents (instead of the HERO they are) for disobeying orders and probably brought up on charges for killing those poor misunderstood extremist muslims. Then his highness lowbama could take credit for saving the embassy and Ambassador Stevens all by himself like he did on bin laden.

    • KhadijahMuhammad

      There is no difference between the two. Think about it.

      • looneytoonsindville

        FNC is the only news outlet that is carrying the Benghazi story in depth If they were a CIA outlet, they would be downplaying the activities of Ambassador Stevens & his CIA operatives to retrieve US weapons placed in the hands of the Syrian rebels, including Stinger missiles. No Khadijah, I think you are off target. You should face east, recite the Shahada, and ask for enlightenment (we Christians would call it “discernment”). Maybe then the truth will be revealed to you.

      • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

        Maybe you need to change the channel from CNN, PMSNBC, or whatever Liberal channel you watch and watch the real news.

  • Jeff Douglas

    Here’s a simple observation. The order was given to stand down from the situation room as a result of incompetent losers brainstorming about what course of action would be least likely to negatively impact the election for Obama.

  • ked5

    for those who know how to “read between the lines”, he said “no one at cia denied them any help”. is not the same as no one in the administration ordered them to be abandoned to their fate.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      If Bill Clinton contributed nothing else to America, he taught us how to hear what “isn’t being said” in a press release.

  • tjp77

    Eleven more days of this will be enough to put the final nail into Obama’s coffin… if it gets MSM coverage.

    Note to the MSM: You can either cover this story now, before the election, OR cover Obama’s impeachment hearings after the election. Your choice.

    • RightThinking1

      Yeah. Well. Sadly, the Obamas will be with us nearly forever. Much like the Clinton infestation, it will be a chronic, persistant thing. I mean, the Dems hauled Jimmy Carter out at their convention, imagine the staying power of Ozero. No…, they will be a thorn in the side of The Republic for several decades.

  • rivers

    “No one in the CIA.”
    This was not an off the cuff response to a reporters question, this was the official, carefully worded statement on the matter. Have you noticed that no one, NO ONE (besides the brain dead seminar trolls) has stepped forward to actually deny this story?. Very telling and sickening.
    Crickets from the seminar trolls on this comment thread.Where are they, throwing back beers to warm that cold pit in their stomachs?

  • RogueRose

    The legal counsel for Hillary Clinton came out today with the info that Hillary requested more security for Benghazi but the wh turned it down. No way her legal counsel does that without her permission… The trap has been sprung… this round to the Clintons.

    • rbtpowell

      New flash to Obama……..don’t underestimate Hillbillary.

  • Jack Deth

    All roads lead to the White House and Obama on this one, but keep an eye on Hillary for the immediate future. She and Bill have been waiting three plus years to slip a knife between Obama’s ribs and twist it.

    Once Obama loses on the 6th. Hillary will become the standard bearer for the Democrat Party, She will do everything she can to destroy Obama’s ridiculously irrelevant reputation and credibility. While saving and protecting her own for 2016.

    Don’t doubt for a second that she has all the documentation needed to inoculate herself and bury Obama under the ash heap of history. Making herself the heroine of any future Senate and Committee hearings regarding this disastrous fiasco.

    • rbtpowell

      The scary part….if Obama wins the truth will be buried under the ash heap of history.

  • $92510698

    I believe the CIA didn’t refuse military support, but someone else above them did refuse to send support, resulting in the deaths of these Americans. Would like to know who gave the order to “stand down.” That would be a start.

  • StormsOfAugust

    How do we get our money back for that stupid apology video that we aired in Pok-E-stan? The entire cover up on all levels is disgusting beyond words.

  • disappearing moderate

    So they are now admitting there were requests for help? Despite the “fog of war” clouding their minds? I don’t think Hillary and Petreaus are enjoying their ride under the bus. Everyone seems to think they can hold on to the under carriage until the election is over. If the pressure holds up and information continues to dribble out, they might decide their own reputations are worth more to them than BHO’s political hide.

    • disqus_LASIg6epmj

      I’d like to see Bill leak the truth & get his wife out from under the bus and throw Zero under it for once. Any presidential aspirations Hillary may have had might be ruined as a result of Benghazi and his horrid administration. With Bill, I think he at least loved his country, but with O, he either hates America or just SOO clueless.

      • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

        To the latter, I would say both. He hates America and is clueless.

  • RightThinking1

    There is a key aspect of this administration that must always be borne in mind when considering any of its actions…., I repeat, *any* of its actions. The fact is, Obama is a purely political animal. He has never engaged *any* activity that was not politically driven. He eats, sleeps, drinks, and breathes nothing but politics. It has been that way his entire life, he has never engaged in any activity that was not a politically-driven activity. His every thought is passed through a political filter, his every perception has been passed through a political prism, and each of his words and actions are the result of a political calculation.

    I strongly suspect that the entire Carter fiasco in Iran ran through Obama’s mind when the assault on the Benghazi Consulate was reported. It is certain that his immediate reaction to the situation was couched completely in political terms, remember, he has no choice in that, his psyche has been irretrievably formed in that mold.

    Two things must have flashed immediately to his mind:
    A. The Iranian hostage taking.
    B. Carter’s failed Eagle Claw rescue attempt.

    The above became emblematic of the weakness of the Carter administration, and combined with shattered economic policy produced a landslide defeat in the following election.

    So what is Obama to do? Easy…, nothing. The political risks (which are all that he cares about, or rather, the only way that he can perceive anything), are there, but simply allowing things to play out means that HE will not bear any responsibility for any decision. In essence…, he votes ‘Present’.

    Now, the whole thing could not go unremarked, so his minions fish around for some seemingly plausible explanation that is simultaneously so spontaneous as to not be anticipated by the administration. Enter The Video.

    There is no point in continuing the analysis. The only reason that this has not evolved into an abrupt death-knell for this Presidency is the near-suppression of the story by the major media. The media have not merely abrogated their responsibility to the Republic, they have become protective propaganda arms of a political philosophy.

    • Brenda Hellwig

      Excellent! Sharing on FB!

  • Jim Denney

    I’d say this excuse won’t work in this situation.

    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      I love your avatar and comic strip! Soo sharing them on Facebook with credit to you. <3

  • disqus_LASIg6epmj

    Sounds like the ‘no’ came from the WH or State Dept.

  • Smart Grunt

    Obama didn’t deny their requests. He was busy campaigning and never got the requests! The buck stops at Hillary, Petreus, and the video.

  • http://twitter.com/AmericanVet3 Doug C DAV

    Ha!!! Even a lie will follow the Chain of Command. You Lie CIA!!

  • Owen007

    Gee, the White House pussyfoots around calling it a terrorist attack, but the denial to this story is so fast? Yeah, nothing suspicious about that. :

    I get the feeling Petraeus was preemptively saving himself from a bus toss and throwing the mess back to where it belongs, Obama.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1538376219 Stacey Holmdahl

    Patreaus isn’t helping with his double-speak. Grow some honor, or cojones, or what ever you need to do the right thing and tell us what happened, not what didn’t happen.

  • http://twitter.com/MoueLaMoue Moue La Moue (D)

    The U.S. Consulate in Libya would be considered by the International Community as “Sovereign Soil,”. Quite literally it would mean that those who attacked the Consulate were basically “attacking” America. That’s why so many people go to an Embassy in order to avoid extradition for crimes committed in other countries. Just look at that Wiki-Leaks Jackass. He’s holed up in an Embassy because he knows that if it gets stormed, it’s considered, “An Act of Aggression and War,” on that Sovereign Nation. When they attacked our Consulate, we should have hit the green light for our F16’s, F22’s and C-130’s to mobilize. That is SOP when it comes to Extreme Aggression and Crowd Disbursement. Who wants to get under those air craft? They are some of our best tools, and they were ready to go, but nope. No call to go. Just a whole lot of thumb twiddling from the WH. It is a travesty. Pure and simple. Now, will somebody PLEASE get to the bottom of who gave what orders so their asses may be strung from the highest yardarm available.

  • $22722130

    Who is the un named source who said the CIA denied help??? If Fox News could prove this they woudl already have done so. Fox News lies again.

  • $22722130

    Who is the un named sources? Unnamed sources is usally a red flag that someone is lying and I have on guess that it is Fox News. Unnamed sources is usally the last refuge of making of a conspiracy that has no facts.

  • billybookworm

    WH permission would not be required for a rescue mission by CIA personnel or contractors already in Benghazi. Any number of people from a deputy ambassador to the WH or Sec State could order those on scene to stand down. The chain of command for a rescue would be below the director unless US troops were brought in. The mission in Benghazi is not considered US soil as an embassy would be. Reread the Fox story. The claim that a rescue from the safe house to the mission was prevented is not the only claim. They also claim relief was denied to the safe house around 4am. If a Spectre was orbiting near enough that someone at the safe house felt it was worthwhile to paint a target with a laser, opening fire would require authority of the WH. There would be considerable collateral damage from any of the weapons the Spectre could have aboard. Also, if the source knows someone on the roof was painting a target via laser then you have a pretty good idea who the source is, the implication is that everyone on the roof was killed or badly wounded. I could not find any remarks by D. Patraeus just the spokeswoman. Is there a link to remarks he made?

  • billybookworm

    WH permission would not be required for a rescue mission by CIA personnel or contractors already in Benghazi. Any number of people from a deputy ambassador to the WH or Sec State could order those on scene to stand down. The chain of command for a rescue would be below the director unless US troops were brought in. The mission in Benghazi is not considered US soil as an embassy would be. Reread the Fox story. The claim that a rescue from the safe house to the mission was prevented is not the only claim. They also claim relief was denied to the safe house around 4am. If a Spectre was orbiting near enough that someone at the safe house felt it was worthwhile to paint a target with a laser, opening fire would require authority of the WH. There would be considerable collateral damage from any of the weapons the Spectre could have aboard. Also, if the source knows someone on the roof was painting a target via laser then you have a pretty good idea who the source is, the implication is that everyone on the roof was killed or badly wounded. I could not find any remarks by D. Patraeus just the spokeswoman. Is there a link to remarks he made?