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Turning now -- been -- almost two months after the terrorist attack that killed four Americans the CIA has released a new timeline.
Timeline of its actions.
Suggesting a part of a larger role in trying to save those for Americans by next guest says it's time for this administration this president to come clean on been Ghazi.
Our guest is admiral James line.
Retired commander of the US Pacific -- and admiral it is great to have you with this.
I -- turn to first that -- -- Tuesday Election Day will be -- eight week anniversary of the attack on -- -- And now we have a timeline from the CIA.
Your thoughts about -- that timeline.
And but timeliness of it.
Well I've looked over the time line Lou and of cause at least certain things out.
For example we had resources in theater of which -- not utilized.
One that we've used utilized in the passes having a jet aircraft.
I'll fly over it which could of flown all of the consulate in full after -- it would of stat of the crowd of -- bought us valuable time.
And perhaps maybe -- saved some lives the second thing resellers we had in theater was that sick and Allah.
He was a 130 man marine.
Force recon units that was fully equipped and ready to ago.
And I'm told that general -- never -- -- any orders to execute.
-- and explain and force recon is special operations group leaked.
Warriors in the Marine Corps and they were in Italy.
And within two -- -- time would you say.
That agreement any of approximately within two hours we go to had a jet aircraft -- -- with an and -- And the ideas that this timeline was released general -- I don't know that anyone other than the administration to this point has blamed the CIA.
For any part of this has been a question and an issue of the decisions not to seek military support.
I had a question of being told to stand down as our Catherine Herridge and and Jennifer Griffin reported here I'm Bret Bair.
This is a peculiar response on the part of the CIA.
Well that is of that and it's also peculiar why we never.
Have tried to secure our consulate that could have been done immediately.
And much information could have been protected.
Possibly even more lives safe.
What's questionable is CIA's role.
And the director of naval intelligence role.
In a bogus cover up story of that this was reaction to us as spontaneous mob and the reaction to.
A video which nobody had seen.
Admiral as we listened to the White House.
Tell the American people that this was about idea basically a fourteen minute video.
A bit upset some people in the region that had run on YouTube.
When they knew absolutely that that was patently false and they talked about the fog of war is the reason for not making decisions but they.
We're so confident that they could say and get away with saying.
That it was about video when they knew it was a terrorist attack.
How can how can it be that someone in the military the CIA the national security team doesn't step up and say wait a minute.
We can't have this kind of nonsense.
Going on as the president United States and south addresses the American people.
Well Lou unfortunately.
From my perspective the office.
Of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has become politicized.
Because of the structure of -- -- Nichols it was never the intention of Goldwater Nichols.
To politicize the office of the joint of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
-- political correctness has infected unfortunately.
All the major levels of our military leadership.
But there's another point here -- little -- which is overlooked.
And that is the CIA.
Was -- for months.
The commander of the analysts are -- -- -- a terrorist group that carried out the attack.
On our consulate the Al -- -- -- related.
Organization and then got.
And I find it incomprehensible.
That they had no clue that this attack was going to occur.
Particularly when the consulate on 16 August.
Put out a security message.
To the Department of State telling -- -- The out of control.
Local -- Heavily on them roaming throughout -- didn't Libya.
They cited ten militias and al-Qaeda groups.
That they said they had no fear of retribution from the Libyan government because the Libyan government.
Had lost all control.
In eastern Libya.
The consulate had no confidence in the 17 February martyrs brigade.
Who were assigned the responsibility.
For the consulate protection or the local police glass half the time the local police force wouldn't even show up.
And -- as you know.
In the previous month in July.
The British ambassador had been attacked Red Cross have been attacked.
And the United States was the only western power with presence in been Ghazi and precisely because of the deteriorating security.
Environment that is they knew they would be attacked if they say there are remarkable here.
Admiral we thank you for your time we appreciate I hope you'll come back here soon and we can continue.
Two to analyze what was happening we appreciate your time.
Look -- -- -- Lou thanks very much a children's lives up --
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