For the first time, Americans will hear from a British man hired to train Libyan guards for the U.S. Mission in Benghazi who received a call from one of his men during the terrorist attack on Sept. 11.
CBS has released a segment of the upcoming interview from this Sunday’s “60 Minutes,” in which a man using the name “Morgan Jones, a pseudonym to protect his safety,” discussed his frustration that the U.S. State Department would not allow Libyan guards to carry weapons.
Jones’ account of the call he received from his guard during the attack that ultimately killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, is chilling: The terrorists told the guards “We’re here to kill Americans, not Libyans,” he said, so the Libyan guards were beaten, but then released.
According to the CBS report:
“I could hear gunshots, and I — and he said, ‘There’s — there’s men coming into the mission,’” Jones said. “His voice, he was — he was scared. You could tell he was really scared, and he was running. You could tell he was running.”
Morgan’s guards, unarmed and terrified, were surrounded by heavily armed gunmen, but they still sounded the alarm.
“They said, ‘We’re here to kill Americans, not Libyans,’ so they’d give them a good beating, pistol whip them, beat them with their rifles and let them go,” Jones said.
Watch the segment from CBS here: