|Benghazi Hero Tyrone Woods|
1. Firstly, there was no 'spontaneous mob riot' at the Benghazi consulate that was supposedly caused by an anti-Islam Youtube video. Government emails obtained by CNN news highlight the fact that within 2 hours of the attack the White House knew a specific terrorist organization was taking responsibility. Yet, for about a week, this 'spontaneous riot' story was the official explanation of the White House.
2. Secondly, there was instantaneous and continuing cell-phone communication as the attack commenced. There were detailed emails. And according to CBS News, "hours after the attack began, an unmanned Predator drone was sent over the U.S. mission in Benghazi." At least one Predator drone was noted over the consulate filming everything in real time. On the ground, US military actually had the terrorist mortar targets painted and ready for a strike, however, someone gave the orders not to destroy the enemy armaments that eventually killed the Americans. Despite all of the recent information, Obama and the CIA are reluctant to state who made the decision to stand down. CIA head Leon Panetta continue to claim that "officials did not have enough information" in order to allow prepared military forces to respond. What is actually needed - a script neatly typed out by the enemy?
3. In a recent Yahoo article, Obama was quoted as saying, "I've always been straight with the American people." and "...This is something that the American people can take to the bank—is that my administration plays this stuff straight." In the Yahoo article, Obama doesn't mention the released CNN emails that contradict his 'spontaneous riot' story. He doesn't mention the overhead drones and the cell-phone contact supplying real-time information. He doesn't mention Chris Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and Sean Smith are dead because the Obama administration failed in both preparation and response. Obama hasn't offered any valid reasons as to why the American people were lied to and told a spontaneous riot broke out instead of the truth, that a specific terrorist organization took responsibility for a planned attack. And, as new revelations are made, Obama seems to be looking for a scapegoat.
Ever since the Gulf War and Operation Desert Storm, anyone who has ever witnessed the MSM news during the first strikes of these wars knows that US air strikes and gun strikes are executed these days with the utmost of accuracy. We know that the US security personnel in Benghazi had painted a laser mark on the attackers outside the consulate. This mark would have made possible a response by the two drones or the AC-130 gunship a matter of routine had they been given permission to respond. The main problem was that they were told repeatedly to stand down.
Breitbart news outlines, "Obama says he was doing everything he could, and Panetta says we didn't react more strongly because we weren't sure what was going on. Yet we now know two drones were sending back video of the attack in real time, and at least one of those drones may have been armed. We also know a massive AC-130 gunship could have been used for backup as well, but it was not. And we know that security was begging for backup and even marking targets with lasers for the drones and/or gunship so they could make quick work of the attackers. Yet Obama chose not to respond, and that's the bottom line."
The criticism comes from sources of the utmost experience. Former CIA commander Gary Berntsen told CBS News, “They stood, and they watched, and our people died," --as noted by the New York Post. Fox news outlined how the CIA personnel on the ground near the US consulate prepared to intervene in the Benghazi attacks were told at least two times to stand down as their fellow Americans were being attacked. Retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said that he has sources saying President Barack Obama was in the room at the White House watching the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya unfold. The AFRICOM commander General Carter Ham had authority over Libya. Carter was never given the order to secure the benghazi consulate. Actually, he has the authority to secure US consulates unless directed otherwise. That means that Obama and Panetta, the only two over Carter in authority, had never issued the order to defend the consulate and likely had overridden Carter's advice to secure it. Carter was recently relieved of his command.
Two sources have confirmed that US drones were in the area. On October 20, Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News reported that "A unmanned Predator drone was sent to Benghazi, and the drone observed the final hours of the attack. The Pentagon said it moved a team of special operators from central Europe to Naval Air Station Sigonella; other nearby military forces available were fighter jets and AC-130 gunships." On October 24, Jennifer Griffin of Fox reported, "Ambassador Stevens, who was visiting Benghazi at the time, retired to his room at about 9 pm and about 40 minutes later gunfire and explosions were heard near the front gate. A Predator drone that was already performing Libyan surveillance missions was moved into position over the compound."If US drones were in the area, and if intelligence was supposedly inadequate, why weren't drones sent immediately to the state of emergency?
According to Fox, "Former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods was part of a small team who was at the CIA annex about a mile from the U.S. consulate where Ambassador Chris Stevens and his team came under attack. When he and others heard the shots fired, they informed their higher-ups at the annex to tell them what they were hearing and requested permission to go to the consulate and help out. They were told to "stand down," according to sources familiar with the exchange. Soon after, they were again told to "stand down."
|Drones can both film and attack.|
At that point, they called again for military support and help because they were taking fire at the CIA safe house, or annex. The request was denied."
We won't be able to hear what Tyrone Woods has to say about the incident because he is no longer with us. "At 4 a.m. local time on Sept. 11 — six hours and 20 minutes after the initial attack began — former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed at the CIA annex not far from the consulate by a mortar shell. The machine gun they were firing was encrusted with blood, an indication they continued to fight after being wounded."
One would think that MSM news outlets would find it fitting to honor heroes such as Tyrone Woods who sacrificed their lives gallantly for others. However, instead of honoring such heroes and outlining the facts about what occurred at Benghazi, amazingly, my Yahoo site this morning offered a story and image of Barack Obama dancing as a main story while the Benghazi scandal is being played out.
We now know that the Obama administration knew in real time what was occurring and did nothing. According to a Forbes article, "The attack began on September 11, at about 10:00 p.m. Libyan time (4:00 p.m. in Washington). Ambassador Chris Stevens and his small staff inside our consulate immediately contacted Washington and our embassy in Tripoli." Cell phones offered an immediate warning of the Benghazi attack.
It almost seems as though the Benghazi Consulate was set up for a disaster. Former Regional Security officer Eric Nordstrom stated, Benghazi security was "inappropriately low." But this was the fault of the Obama administration, not the Benghazi consulate. Not only was it low, it was inadequately trained. A US Consulate Libyan Guard stated, "Every Sunday… We Occasionally Received Practical Lessons, But They Did Not Include Shooting [Firearms]... There Was No Practical Training Per Se..."
Forbes Magazine outlined, "On August 2, 2012, Ambassador Stevens had asked for an additional 11 persons to be added to the security staff in the Benghazi consul. He wrote: “Due to the level of threat in regards to crime, political violence and terrorism, post feels this is an appropriate number of LES [locally employed staff] security personnel needed to further embassy diplomatic outreach missions. Violent security incidents continue to take place due to the lack of a coherent national Libyan security force and the strength of local militias and large numbers of armed groups.”
"In 1984, President Reagan ordered U.S. pilots to force an airliner carrying terrorists to land at Sigonella within a 90 minute window while they were still airborne. The Obama national security team had several hours to move forces from that same air base to Benghazi. We deserve an explanation." Also of note, these days US laser guided weaponry is much more accurate. Laser-guided munitions use a laser designator to mark (illuminate) a target. The reflected laser light from the target is then detected by the seeker head of the weapon, which sends signals to the weapon's control surfaces to guide it toward the designated point. There is little if any collateral damage when engaging a target.
As I read about the heroes who gave their lives in Benghazi to save the lives of others, it only made me wonder why I see more attention given at my Yahoo splash page about Obama dancing with his daughter. The Canadian Free Press reports: "This is way bigger than Watergate. The only difference is that, this time, a corrupt administration is being protected by an equally corrupt media, completely determined to drag their anointed candidate across the election finish line before this scandal explodes. Such a despicable alliance is the stuff of totalitarian regimes."
A follow-up article by Forbes outlines how Benghazi Gate outlines a "shameful dereliction of duty." "The drone documents no crowds protesting any video." Forbes underscores.
In an interview with Megyn Kelly, Tyrone Woods' father Charles went so far as to call those responsible for calling the stand down orders murderers, saying "they actually had laser targets focused on the mortars that were being sent to kill my son and they refused to pull the trigger."In the same interview, Tyrone's father underscored the fact he was not politicizing the events: "Well, thank you, I appreciate your introduction, and I do want to reiterate and really emphasize again that this is not about politics. If it were about politics, it would dishonor my son’s death. This has to do with honor, integrity and justice."
Considering all that has been documented, this is unfolding as Obama's mini-9/11 meltdown, a gross dereliction of duty and perhaps beyond. It's no longer just about an election, now it's about unconscionable gross negligence.
Update 11/18/12: There is a media storm presently regarding damning quotes by "now-disgraced" former CIA director David Petraeus . Don't expect any serious investigation into the truth of Benghazi. Since 9/11, the US government has been ensconced in the "State Secrets Privilege Act" and whenever anything threatens to expose elements of the shadow government the mantra is repeated, "We can have no investigation beyond this point because it would reveal secrets that threaten national security."
George Bush Jr. broke so many laws he should be wearing a permanent pin striped suit.
The Founding Fathers recognized that a system of checks and balances was necessary to guard against corrupt human nature. The sheeple bought the lie that we are safer when a shadow government operates in complete secrecy in order to protect us from cave-dwelling boogie men terrorist masterminds.
So, the sheeple can yawn and go back to sleep again. Petraeus will most likely lead to nothing substantial. It wouldn't be allowed and the sheeple don't want to be distracted from Monday Night Football or Dancing with the Stars for any longer than the commercial breaks would allow.
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