Former Florida Rep. Allen West is claiming that he spoke to a man who personally knew one of the men who was “there on the roof” during the Benghazi terror attack. He says the “ground truth” of what happened was revealed to him.

Former Florida Congressman Allen West. (Getty Images).

Former Florida Congressman Allen West. (Getty Images).

West says he was on a flight home from Detroit when the man he was seated next to apparently identified himself as someone who knew a man who was in Benghazi when U.S. compounds were attacked on Sept. 11, 2012.

“My seat mate drew schematics to orient me to the ‘time and spacing’ and the direction of the attack,” West writes. “I learned about the repeated orders to the men at the CIA annex to stand down and do nothing — thank God two of them, Glenn Doherty and Ty Woods, lived up to their code of honor and ran to the sound of the guns, resulting in their loss of life — but the preservation of life for others, their fellow Americans.”

West also said he was told the attackers were with Ansar al-Sharia and government officials are being threatened with their pensions being cut if they speak out about Benghazi.

As far as why U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was in Benghazi at the time, West claims he was informed that there was a “covert weapons scheme going on in Libya, Benghazi.”

“We had been supplying radical Islamists with weapons against Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi, effectively supplying the enemy and destabilizing that country,” he added.

“And it seems that there was a CIA weapons buy-back program, the aim of which was to ship the retrieved weapons out of Libya through Turkey, and to the Islamist forces in Syria.”

West apparently believes in his source enough to allege Benghazi will “make Iran-Contra look like Romper Room.” However, due to the unanswered questions about the source, it’s impossible to verify the claims at this time.

Read more about West’s claims here.

Reporting by TheBlaze’s “For the Record” appears to support much of the claims made by West. Click to watch “Zero Footprint” and read TheBlaze’s investigative report.