Skip to comments.HEROES in Libya
Posted on 09/21/2012 10:00:59 AM PDT by marktwain
New details are coming out about the two former US Navy SEALs who lost their lives in Libya last week.
They were not and never were a part of the ambassadors security team, but were working on other issues.
They did, however, take up arms when the ambassador became separated from his security detail and engaged attackers in an hours-long firefight before being killed.
Just as wed expect of the best America has to offer.
As for the current administrations smart diplomacy and its handling of this foreign policy fiasco, well reserve comment.
God bless America and our servicemen!
Ex-Navy Seals werent part of ambassadors security detail but rose to occasion, officials now confirm
The two former Navy SEALs killed in last weeks attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were not part of Ambassador Chris Stevens official security detail but took up arms in an effort to protect the facility when it was overrun by insurgents, U.S. officials tell the Washington Guardian.
The two former SEALS, Tyrone Woods, 41, and Glen Doherty, 42, were not employed by the State Department diplomatic security office and instead were what is known as personal service contractors who had other duties related to security, the officials said.
They stepped into action, however, when Stevens became separated from the small security detail normally assigned to protect him when he traveled from the more fortified embassy in Tripoli to Benghazi, the officials said.
The two ex-Seals and others engaged in a lengthy firefight with the extremists who attacked the compound, a fight that stretched from the inner area of the consulate to an outside annex and a nearby safe house a location that the insurgents appeared to know about, the officials said.
The officials provided the information to the Washington Guardian, saying they feared the Obama administrations scant description of the episode left a misimpression that the two ex-Navy SEALs might have been responsible for the ambassadors personal safety or become separated from him.
Woods and Doherty werent part of the detail, nor were they personally responsible for the ambassadors security, but they stepped into the breach when the attacks occurred and their actions saved others lives and they shouldnt be lumped in with the security detail, one senior official said, speaking only on condition of anonymity because he wasnt authorized to speak publicly about the State Department.
I can’t tell you how fast my heart starts to beat, and the deeper my breath gets whenever I read stories like this. Then I think about Hillary Clinton, Obama and the rest who lie and undermine the truth of what happened.
My understanding is that the reinforcements they sent (from several hundred miles away) were 8 civilian contractors. Up against a hundred or more attackers with heavy weapons.
Something about this doesn’t sound right. I understood at least one of them was killed too... can someone confirm this?
It was a spurious peaceful demonstration precipitated by the Mohammad insulting video. The American thugs delayed the protest by hours by preventing the rapid execution of the ambassador who was obviously responsible for production of the video which the protestors have yet to be forced to see.
It does not sound right. No air assets?
They obviously knew it was 911, and they had been warned that AQ wanted to kill the guy. So they sent him out there with no security.
If this was in a different context I’d say it was a set-up. Since a set-up sounds unbelievable, I have to chalk it up to incompetence.
Obama said he’d send reinforcements as soon as he got back from Vegas.
Was he traveling in an Diplomatic Armored Suburban ?
Benghazi is about 400 miles by air from Tripoli. I'm guessing that's where the nearest reinforcements would have had to come from.
Why has this not been called "An Act of War"
and an "assassination of a U.S. Diplomat" ????
Especially since we evidently know the commander of the hit squad.
Same thing happened to me, nikos1121...wonder what Hillary and Obama feel like - oh, yes...this is just a bump in the road.
I don't know whether they were civilian or military, but I did read on FR that 2 members of this team were KIA.
Oddly, not much info on this...../s
And why would he become separated from his security detail? AND...why was he there in the first place? Have these questions be answered?
Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds like his security detail was Libyan, and they faded away early on. Supposedly, there is video of them pointing the hit team toward the safe house.