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Revealed: What Happened to Ambassador Stevens’ Body

It was revealed for the first time today that the body of murdered Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was recovered by a secret two man Special “Ops” team that was not affiliated with any of the other security entities involved in the Benghazi attack.
This team, acting under their own initiative and armed with their own weapons, undertook this mission despite very little intelligence available for this exceedingly hostile and volatile environment. The information came to light this morning on WVOX’sVernuccio/Allison radio show.
The previously undisclosed information was provided by former Army Ranger Jack Murphy who is the co-author along with Brandon Webb of Benghazi: The Definitive Report.
Murphy described in vivid detail the events of the attack including the fact that the hired gate security unit who came from a local militia brigade were armed only with cricket bats and fled the scene when the first RPG hit the front gate of the Temporary Mission Facility (TMF) around 9:40 PM Benghazi time.
He went on to describe the rescue of the TMF personnel by members of the nearby CIA Annex led by former Navy Seal Tyrone Woods. The rescue unit operated under an informal security agreement with the State Department but the effort was initially resisted by the Chief of Base at the annex. Within ten minutes of their arrival at the TMF, Woods and his team secured the survivors of the attack and the body of Sean Smith, a State Department Communications specialist and returned to the annex without being able to locate and recover Ambassador Stevens due to the intensity of the fire in the building where he was last located and the presence of both attackers and looters who were swarming through the compound.
At approximately 1:00 AM on 09/12/2012 Benghazi time a seven man rescue unit arrived from Tripoli, led by former Navy Seal Glen Doherty, who was a friend and colleague of both Woods and the authors. They used $30,000 in cash to commandeer a private plane to fly them to Benghazi where they arrived at approximately 1:00 AM. They were detained by Libyan customs for a variety of reasons that demand further investigation and subsequently did not arrive at the annex until approximately 5:00 AM where a second intensive firefight began. Doherty linked up with Woods on the roof of one of the Annex buildings where both were killed by motor shells within ten minutes of Doherty’s arrival.
With the death of the team leader Doherty, the decision was made to evacuated everyone living, wounded and dead from the annex to the Benghazi airport for ex filtration to Tripoli. Murphy disclosed that one defender of the Annex was so severely wounded that he had to be carried on the back of one of his fellow survivors.
When asked by Allison & Vernuccio why military assistance was not more available and forth coming during this nine hour fire fight, Murphy stated that the military rescue forces were not well positioned and that there was no proper planning for this kind of military eventuality. He further criticized what he characterized an attitude about appropriate security in Libya as being incompetent with a “flippant attitude” and pointedly cited Patrick F. Kennedy, Under Secretary for Management at the State Department as a major obstacle to providing levels of security commensurate with the “high risk” and “high threat” designations that the same State Department and others had bestowed on both Benghazi and Tripoli.
The U.S. House of Representatives is continuing to investigate numerous facets of the Benghazi attack, including why the U.S. military was not instructed to intervene and provide assistance to the beleaguered Americans at the compound, and why survivors of the attack have not been allowed to testify before Congress or speak to the press.

Benghazi Cover-up Revealed

The U.S. Special Forces Colonel who was in charge of security at the American facility in immediately before the attack has completely refuted the White House’s key claims about the 9/11/12 attacks. It appears that the Obama Administration has clearly lied to the American people.
In a startling interview today on the Vernuccio/Allison report, retired Army Special Forces Lt. Colonel Andrew Wood, who was the site security team commander in Libya from Feb. 12 to August 14 2012, just weeks before the 9/11/12 attack that resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador Stevens, clearly stated that requests for additional security for United States facility in Benghazi before the attack were denied, and that in direct contradiction to repeated White House claims, American military forces could have been used to rescue U.S. personnel there.
Col. Wood requested that he and a group of his men remain at Benghazi prior to the attacks. That request was denied. The colonel’s request for his tour to be extended was also turned down. Without explanation, mobile security elements were also taken away.
According to Wood, “The security system we were given when we first entered the country was working but from the day we entered, though, the State Department seemed to want to alter or cut back on the security formula we had come up with. I was part of the military security that was there to enhance the security for the embassy. As well as other security elements from the state department which were eventually removed. I couldn’t answer fully why…”
Asked why security was weakened, Col Wood replied that “never to his understanding” was “there ever any reason why security was weakened at the facility. It left us defenseless, and I am at a loss to explain why…I could see with time how the [local extremists] were being trained to strike local interests.”
The colonel, who with the organization Special Operations Speaks, is calling for a special investigation similar to that which took place during Watergate to fully investigate the matter. He suggested that a joint committee of both House and Senate Members investigate the stonewalling that the White House and the State Department are engaging in.
Asked why the government has prevented Congress and the press from speaking with survivors of the attack. Col. Wood replied that “There are additional details that need to come forth…in classified hearings as well as in public hearings.”
Asked about the White House’s comments that a little-known video was the cause for the attack, Col. Wood replied that the Administration’s month-long insistence on blaming the almost totally unknown video for the assault indicated that “something just isn’t right…something went wrong….[either] its simple ineptness…or something went wrong and somebody is trying to cover it up…somebody may have been doing something they shouldn’t have been trying to do. ..the whole idea of the video as an excuse strikes me as somebody trying to cover something up as well…”
Asked why the U.S. didn’t use its substantial military assets in the region to rescue our Benghazi personnel, Col. Wood replied that “That will remain a mystery until we get more people to come forward and speak as to what happened and answer as to what happened…I know assets where available, I know I was able to access assets should something have gone wrong while I was there. I was told these assets were on standby…why they were not used during this event is just maddening to me…I can’t understand it, it left Americans in harm’ way. It leaves them to be destroyed by their enemies as other Americans stood by and watched, which is totally wrong and totally against anything we have ever done.”