US Special Forces Were Held Back from Helping Americans During the Benghazi Attack – This Must be Investigated!May 7, 2013
Reports are surfacing that U.S. Special Forces were purposefully withheld from helping Americans, including slain Ambassador Christopher Stevens, during the Benghazi attacks on September 11, 2012.
This information comes from Amb. Stevenâs former deputy Gregory Hicks. If true, this would directly contradict the Obama administrationâs public statements that assistance couldnât have made it to Benghazi in time.
Hicks also told congressional investigators that he got a phone call from Amb. Stevens shouting âWeâre under attack, weâre under attack!â Hicks says he then called Washington and ânever reported a demonstration, [he] reported an attack on the consulate.â
Hicks said in an interview âin my personal opinion, a fast-mover flying over Benghazi at some point, you know, as soon as possible might very well have prevented some of the bad things that happened that night.â
Hicksâ account of events is backed up by Mark Thompson, Deputy Coordinator for Operations in the State Departmentâs Counterterrorism Bureau. Thompson also explains that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton purposefully cut the Counterterrorism Bureau out of the loop during the terrorist attack in Benghazi.
To add insult to injury, Hicksâ lawyer is now hinting that Obamaâs State Department is threatening Hicks over his desire to come forth with the truth. This intimidation must stop! Instead, we need to focus our efforts on getting to the bottom of what happened on that day through a full and fair investigation.