Monday, May 6, 2013

Special Forces in Tripoli Ordered to Stand Down

US special forces in Tripoli were on their way to the airport. The Lybian government had agreed to provide a C130 for the flight. Then Gregory Hicks got a phone call and the order to "stand down". Special Operations Command Africa informed Hicks; “you can't go now; you don't have authority to go now.”
The House Committee on Oversight and Government released that account from the interview its investigators had with Hicks. This comes after the White House, and the Departments of State and Defense have assured the public that no assets were available to rescue the Americans in the CIA annex. According to the Hill, Hicks who was the ranking diplomat in Lybia once the ambassador had been killed was informed of Steven's death by phone by the Lybian prime minister who agreed to fly the special forces in Tripoli to the besieged annex in Benghazi. Irony! The prime minister of Lybia did more than the president of the United States to save the live of Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.

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