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Sunday, September 07, 2014

Code Name "OZ" - Survivors Speak Out On "13 Hours" At Benghazi

By Susan Duclos, via All News PipeLine

Speaking publicly for the first time about the September 11, 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, three members of a security team that were the "boots on the ground" at the time, detail what really happened which runs contrary to the official denials of the events in question, specifically the "stand down" order, which is being directly blamed for the deaths of Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith and two CIA contractors Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty.

A portion of the interview is shown in the video below, and more revelations of this interview can be found at Fox News, where the US security contractors -- Kris (“Tanto”) Paronto, Mark (“Oz”) Geist, and John (“Tig”) Tiegen, speak out about what really happened and asked if help was really delayed.

But the team was held back. According to the security operators, they were delayed from responding to the attack by the top CIA officer in Benghazi, whom they refer to only as “Bob.” 

“It had probably been 15 minutes I think, and … I just said, ‘Hey, you know, we gotta-- we need to get over there, we're losing the initiative,’” said Tiegen. “And Bob just looks straight at me and said, ‘Stand down, you need to wait.’” 

“We're starting to get calls from the State Department guys saying, ‘Hey, we're taking fire, we need you guys here, we need help,’” said Paronto.

All in all they were held back for 30 minutes, then took off for the consulate without orders, requesting armed air support.... which never came.  These men who were on the ground, chomping at the bit, so to speak, to provide the help they were being begged to provide, blame the delay for the death of all four Americans that fateful night.

“Ambassador Stevens and Sean [Smith], yeah, they would still be alive, my gut is yes,” Paronto said. Tiegen concurred. “I strongly believe if we'd left immediately, they'd still be alive today,” he added.