Three members of a private security team who were present in the CIA annex of Benghazi when the attack happened. The revelation is coming to light as a new book by the three is being released and exclusive interviews with Fox News will be aired tomorrow night.
According to Fox News,
Their account gives a dramatic new turn to what the Obama administration and its allies would like to dismiss as an “old story” – the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
Speaking out publicly for the first time, the three were security operators at the secret CIA annex in Benghazi – in effect, the first-responders to any attack on the diplomatic compound. Their first-hand account will be told in a Fox News special, airing Friday night at 10 p.m. (EDT).
Details from the book posted on the New York Times website sheds further light on the situation,
In a new book scheduled for release next week and obtained by The New York Times, the commandos say they protested repeatedly as the station chief ordered them to wait in their vehicles, fully armed, for 20 minutes while the attack on the diplomatic mission was unfolding less than a mile away.
“If you guys do not get here, we are going to die!” a diplomatic security agent then shouted to them over the radio, the commandos say in the book, and they left the base in defiance of the chief’s continuing order to “stand down.”
If true, bringing up Benghazi in a brand new light is probably the last thing the Democrats want ahead of the midterm elections which will determine if President Obama will be a lame duck for the rest of his presidency.