Latest Update: Charles Woods wants to know why his son Tyrone died. The father of the slain former SEAL gave a radio interview today. From the audio below: “When [Obama] came over to our little area’ at Andrew Air Force Base, says Woods, “he kind of just mumbled, you know, ‘I’m sorry.’...”
Jennifer Griffin writes at Fox News that the Obama administration denied at least three real-time requests for help in Benghazi, that the nearby team that eventually went to help did so explicitly against orders, that there were two drones overhead (at least one with lasers pointed at the attacking mortars), air support on standby, and troops within hundreds of miles immediately ready to help. (Re evidence of air/troop support, see Larry Johnson’s post and listen to Larry on Batchelor’s radio show last night.) Against all of this, Fox News says everyone was told repeatedly to stand down while the firefights went on for over seven hours.
If this is true and can be substantiated, Barack Obama needs to seriously explain himself, especially why the White House and State Department watched this live and not only refused action when repeatedly requested but told everyone to stand down (which is what Fox is now reporting).
UPDATE #2: And don’t get distracted with Secretary Clinton’s apology and any attempt to assign her blame. Last night Christopher Collins wrote in the Examiner that “Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had ordered more security at the U.S. mission in Benghazi before it was attacked where four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens were murdered by Al-Qaeda but President Obama denied the request.”
This is outrageous. Barack Obama should immediately resign in disgrace for his failure to defend America. If not, Congress should look for immediate impeachment.
Barack Obama needs to recognize that his cowardice resulted in the death of four Americans. Their families want answers, reports The Weekly Standard.
From The Weekly Standard:
Charles Woods, the father of Tyrone Woods, who was killed in the 9/11 terrorist attack at the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, reveals details of meeting Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton at the publically broadcast memorial service for the slain Americans at Andrews Air Force Base only days after the attack. And, in a recent radio appearance, Woods publicly questions who made the call not to send in back-up forces to possibly save his son’s life, as well as the three other Americans killed in Benghazi (which includes the American ambassador to Libya).
“When [Obama] came over to our little area” at Andrew Air Force Base, says Woods, “he kind of just mumbled, you know, ‘I’m sorry.’ His face was looking at me, but his eyes were looking over my shoulder like he could not look me in the eye. And it was not a sincere, ‘I’m really sorry, you know, that your son died,’ but it was totally insincere, more of whining type, ‘I’m sorry.’”
Woods says that shaking President Obama’s hands at his son’s memorial service was “like shaking hands with a dead fish.” …
American Thinker adds:
Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, two retired SEALS who were working as civilian security specialists in Benghazi, learned that Ambassador Stevens and nine other people at the consulate were under attack and rushed to their defense. …
With updates by Bronwyn’s Harbor