Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. Consulate and subsequent attack several hours later was denied by U.S. officials -- who also told the CIA operators twice to "stand down" rather than help the ambassador's team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11 . . . .
One guy was aiming a laser on a ground target, painting it for a plane to see. To drop a bomb, to attack with very heavy machineguns.
But the laser itself is nothing, absolutely harmless.
So he sat up there on the roof, risking his life to paint a target with laser light, and no one bothered to send anything to hit that target.
Who Gave The Order To Let My Son Die?Asks Charles Woods, father of slain SEAL Tyrone Woods.Plus: The CIA has seemingly just thrown the White House under the bus; denying that any order to stand down came from the CIA.
Obama, meanwhile, is ducking questions asking why no help was sent to Benghazi.
And Patterico rightly asks: At what point does this become a story beyond Fox News?
With all of this new information, let's not lose sight of the fact that, just a few hours after these events unfolded, Obama responded by heading to Las Vegas for a celebrity fundraiser.