The Conservative Report indicated that when Obama disappeared for eight hours in the September 11, 2012 attack on the Benghazi consulate, Valerie Jarret took charge and may actually have given the stand down order.
It’s well known that an email was sent at 6:07 p.m. Washington time to the White House Situation Room stating that the Al-Qaeda-linked group Ansar al-Sharia was taking credit for the attack. The stand down was given shortly after the Ansar al-Sharia email came in, and some time before the CIA Annex came under attack. However, it is presumed that Valerie Jarrett gave the stand down order in a bid to protect Obama from a Jimmy Carter-like military debacle in the event that saw the rescue attempt turn to a total disaster.
It's worth keeping in mind that a stand down order can only be authorized by the President of the United States. Even the Secretary of Defense who was serving under Obama’s tenure, Leon Panetta, or the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey who was also present in the White House Situation Room, were not authorized to give the stand down order.
Congressional testimony by Gregory Hicks who was the State Department’s deputy chief of mission in Libya, revealed that a stand down order was definitely given as demonstrated by the disaster that involved Lt. Colonel Gibson who, until this date remains hidden by the Obama administration.
The Special Operations Command Africa commander Lt. Colonel Gibson assembled a rescue team; as they were about to board a C-130 from Tripoli to Benghazi, Gibson got a phone call from AFRICOM headquarters that demanded that his team stand down.
Despite the thousands of soldiers and special forces in nearby bases in Europe, the fighter jet groups based in Europe and on aircraft carriers, none of them were dispatched. A blanket stand down order was given to the entire European and Africa commands.
Obama was such a disgrace to the U.S. when he disappeared for eight hours and let an unelected, unqualified underling Valerie Jarret-give the stand down order and let Americans get slaughtered.