According to the video below [Sharyl Attkisson of Full Measure], the following Benghazi-related email has become available for the first time in 3three years. A Special Forces Team in the air, on the way to Benghazi was turned back after failing to be granted the Commander in Chief’s [Barack Obama] approval to cross into Libya.
FROM JEREMY BASH, CIV SK
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 7:19 PM
SULLIVAN JACOB @<firstname.lastname@example.org> SHERMAN, WENDY R
CC: MILLER WINNEFELD, JAMES A WINNERFELD , KELLY JOHN SD
ALL EMPHASIS BELOW IS MINE.
After consulting with General Dempsey, General Ham and the Joint Staff, we have identified the forces that could move to Benghazi. they are spinning up as we speak. They include a SOF [Special Operaations Forces] element that was in Croatia (which can fly to Suda Bay, Crete), and a Marine FAST team out of Roda, Spain.
Assuming Principals agree to deploy these elements we will ask state to secure the approval from host nation. Please advise how you wish to convey that approval to us. Burni/Nides/Sherman to Miller/Winnererfeld would be my recommendation.
Eight weeks before election day: White House photos taken on the night of September 11, 2012 are not available to the public. Ret. Army Green Beret Colonel Andrew Wood says the individuals being “spun up” were in the air and on their way, but were not allowed over the Libyan border until higher up [specifically the Commander in Chief Obama] gave the approval. They were not allowed to cross into Libya as no approval was given.
Col Woods says he has a high degree of confidence that Spec Forces were on their way but did not receive approval.
5 hours after riots at the American Embassy in Cairo,
Five hours later when the alarm bell sounded in Benghazi I think the decision not to react amy have been made early on in the day. , ~ Col Wood
With thanks to commenter bg9g1