Exclusive: Security Officials On The Ground In Libya Challenge CIA Account

Libya flag SC Exclusive: Security officials on the ground in Libya challenge CIA account

Despite a carefully narrated version of events rolled out late this week by the CIA claiming agents jumped into action as soon as they were notified of calls for help in Benghazi, security officials on the ground say calls for help went out considerably earlier — and signs of an attack were mounting even before that.

The accounts, from foreign and American security officials in and around Benghazi at the time of the attack, indicate there was in fact a significant lag between when the threat started to show itself and help started to arrive.

According to the CIA, the first calls for assistance came at 9:40 p.m. local time from a senior State Department official at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, to the CIA annex about a mile away.

But according to multiple people on the ground that night, the Blue Mountain Security manager, who was in charge of the local force hired to guard the consulate perimeter, made calls on both two-way radios and cell phones to colleagues in Benghazi warning of problems at least an hour earlier. Those calls allegedly went to local security contractors who say that the CIA annex was also notified much earlier than 9:40 p.m. U.S. military intelligence also told Fox News that armed militia was gathering up to three hours before the attack began.

One source said the Blue Mountain Security chief seemed “distraught” and said “the situation here is very serious, we have a problem.” He also said that even without these phone and radio calls, it was clear to everyone in the security community on the ground in Benghazi much earlier than 9:40 p.m. that fighters were gathering in preparation for an attack.

Read more at Fox News. By Adam Housley.

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  1. This coon ass has to go go go. The state Department to.

  2. Edwardkoziol says:

    These CIA people are as big of bullshiters as is Obutthole.They were told to stand down by Blackie Carbon and they did.Finally a couple made it to go help and they lost their lives.After the murders Obunghole,Clit and dicknose Penetta said it was to dangerous to go in and start looking for evidence but yet reporters were able to go in and start getting data.My only regret was that Geraldo wasn't there with Stevens.

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