Gingrich: Networks May Have E-mails Showing White House Explicitly Telling Counterterrorism Teams to Stand Down in Benghazi
Last night with Greta Van Susteren, Newt Gingrich made the shocking claim that news networks have access to e-mails which explicitly show the White House itself ordering counterterrorism groups to stand down and do nothing while four Americans were being killed by terrorists.
Will they be released by the media? And will any network other than Fox start covering the story more intensely? This is after all, the biggest coverup in modern Presidential history.
Via the Daily Caller:
On Tuesday night’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” on the Fox News Channel, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that major news networks might have secret emails proving that the White House canceled plans to assist the besieged U.S. Embassy in Benghazi. Gingrich said that the bombshell emails could be revealed within the next two days.
“There is a rumor — I want to be clear, it’s a rumor — that at least two networks have emails from the National Security Adviser’s office telling a counterterrorism group to stand down,”
Gingrich said. “But they were a group in real-time trying to mobilize marines and C-130s and the fighter aircraft, and they were told explicitly by the White House stand down and do nothing. This is not a terrorist action. If that is true, and I’ve been told this by a fairly reliable U.S. senator, if that is true and comes out, I think it raises enormous questions about the president’s role, and Tom Donilon, the National Security Adviser’s role, the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who has taken it on his own shoulders, that he said don’t go. And that is, I think, very dubious, given that the president said he had instructions they are supposed to do everything they could to secure American personnel.”
Here’s the video…
The American people must force the media to cover this story. This is a Presidential scandal of epic proportions.
Earlier today we reported on the news that the SEALs in Benghazi begged for help. Begged for help and were told to “stand down” multiple times.
The PJ Tatler reports that help was not that far away. The group could have been aided by the presence of an AC-130 that was actually stationed in Benghazi.
If you don’t get torches-and-pitchforks irate about this, you are not an American:
The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up support from a Specter gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights. The fighting at the CIA annex went on for more than four hours — enough time for any planes based in Sigonella Air base, just 480 miles away, to arrive. Fox News has also learned that two separate Tier One Special operations forces were told to wait, among them Delta Force operators.
There were two AC-130Us deployed to Libya in March as part of Operation Unified Protector.
The AC-130U is a very effective third-generation fire-support aircraft, capable of continuous and extremely accurate fire onto multiple targets. It has been used numerous times in Iraq and Afghanistan to save pinned-down allied forces, and has even been credited with the surrender of the Taliban city of Kunduz.
Torches and pitchfork irate is an understatement.
Doug Ross writes:
Benghazi-gate is spinning out of control and the Obama administration is dying right before our eyes, thanks especially to leaks that are coming fast and furious (no pun intended; oh, and here’s a helpful hint for future Democrat Presidents in the mold of Carter and Obama: throw the intel community under the bus at your own peril).
In recounting this sordid abdication of leadership (or worse), Glenn Beck stated this afternoon that, “Today, officially, is the day that I no longer recognize my country.”
And Karin McQuillan asks, “Did Obama watch while they fought for their lives?”
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for President Obama, there’s this.
Via the Weekly Standard:
Breaking news on Benghazi: the CIA spokesman, presumably at the direction of CIA director David Petraeus, has put out this statement: “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. ”
So who in the government did tell “anybody” not to help those in need? Someone decided not to send in military assets to help those Agency operators. Would the secretary of defense make such a decision on his own? No.
It would have been a presidential decision. There was presumably a rationale for such a decision. What was it? When and why—and based on whose counsel obtained in what meetings or conversations—did President Obama decide against sending in military assets to help the Americans in need?
The emphasis was added here, but let’s re-read that portion again.
Who in the Government did tell “anybody” not to help those in need?
It would have been a presidential decision.
Now, watch the President do what he’s done so successfully over the last month and a half – avoid answering questions about Benghazi.
He watched them die. He watched them die and then flew to Vegas for a fundraiser.
Where is the American media? Running scared.
We watched Navy SEALs ignore orders to stand down, running directly into the fight.
Then the President abandoned them. And now the media is abandoning them again.
America, we can not abandon these brave men a third time.
Earlier today, we reported on news that Americans killed in Benghazi on 9/11 had radioed for help multiple times, and were denied those requests each time.
Charles Woods, the father of Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, one of the Americans slain in the premeditated attack, spoke to Megyn Kelly earlier today, assailing the Obama administration for feeding he and his family a pack of lies, and for being “murderers of (his) son”.
Video can be seen below. Transcript follows.
CHARLIE WOODS: thank you, i appreciate the introduction, and i do want to reiterate and really emphasize again that this is not about politics. if it were about politics, it would dishonor my son. this is about honesty and integrity and justice.
KELLY: you learn more about his final moments, how he was denied three times, and how he ignored the orders to stand down and he rushed to the scene to try to do his best and he did it down to the last.
WOODS: my son was an american hero. and he had the moral strength to do what was right. even if that would professionally cost him his job. even if it would cost him his life. he was a hero who was willing to do whatever was necessary. to respond to the cries for help. if, in fact, those people from the white house were courageous and have the strength, within minutes of the first attack, — he was not denied permission. i don’t know much about weapons, but it’s coming out right now. they actually had laser targets focused on the mortars and they refused to pull the trigger. to me, i’m an attorney. but to me, that is not right. those people made the decision and who knew about this and lied about it — they are murderers of my son. that is a very strong statement. but for their benefit, we need to stand up and they need to change the direction of their lives. i say, you know who you are. i hope years from now, you change the direction of your life.
KELLY: charlie, do you feel like you are getting straight answers? from the administration on this?
WOODS: this is all a pack of lies. that is one thing is the father whose son who has been killed, i do not appreciate lies.i’m a loving person. i love my son and i want to honor him. facts are coming out right now. the reason i am even speaking up, whatever the facts came out that in real-time, the white house, minutes after the first bullet was fired, they watch my son and they denied his request for help. my son violated his orders in order to protect the lives of at least 30 people. he risked his life and i wish that leadership in the white house had the same moral porridge that my son displayed with his wife.
KELLY: as we look at the beautiful pictures that you gave us of your son when he was younger, we remember his legacy. he is an american hero, charlie. i will give you the last word.
WOODS: you know, i appreciate that. and i sent you those pictures of him in high school. and i wanted you to show those for one reason. and that is so that people can be inspired and know that he was just a normal kid. we were an imperfect memory, but a normal family. i hope that his legacy goes on. and that we would raise a generation of american heroes. and that they would be inspired by his pictures and his life. those are strong morally and strong in every other aspect. we do not need another generation of liars who lack the moral strength.
KELLY: charlie, all the best you and your family.
WOODS: i really appreciate that. i really wish the best to those people that love my son to be murdered. i mean i very sincerely. i want the best for them. they need to stand up, and they need to change the direction. thank you.
KELLY: thank you. all the best, sir. i know i speak for a lot of you when i say that your son is missed, and we honor his memory today.