Skip to comments.Father of Slain SEAL: Who Made the Decision Not to Save My Son?
Posted on 10/25/2012 5:23:41 PM PDT by Snuph
Charles Woods, the father 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 sons 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, Im 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, Im really sorry, you know, that youre son died, but it was totally insincere, more of whining type, Im sorry.
Woods says that shaking President Obamas hands at his sons memorial service was like shaking hands with a dead fish.
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Ibama is one dangerous person.
Some or another Romney PAC should use this guy in an ad.
O’Riley is on now on Fox taking up for BAMA . Says decisions like Bengazi are usually delegated and feels BAMA was busy campaigning and probably was not even told what was going on!
“Woods publicly questions who made the call not to send in back-up forces to possibly save his sons life, as well as the three other Americans killed in Benghazi (which includes the American ambassador to Libya). “
What kind of a military do we have now that will not do what it takes to save lives, including pretending not to get the orders not to save the lives of fellow soldiers?
I stopped watching BOR after his fawning interview of Obama four years ago.
The buck stops with Obama, Bill.
lol...the Clinton Defense: “The buck never got here!”
Sir, the man who has been posing as Commander in Chief for nearly four years, one Baraq Hussein mohammed 0bama, who has repeatedly demonstrated that he is a cowardly traitor, is the responsible party.
it was fearless obama
I stopped watching BOR after his fawning interview of Obama four years ago”.
I stopped watching him 7 years ago because of another sickening Al Sharpton interview.
Flipped channels and that was that.
O’Riley has been owned by, and used by Saudi Arabia for many years. Including doing a few dirty jobs for them.
Charles Woods, the father Tyrone Woods was on Beck, too. Mr Woods says Biden asked him if his son had or must have had balls the size of cue balls. Something like that. Can you imagine?!!
BOR can go to hell! Whether is campaigning or otherwise busy the man is the CIC and should have been aware no matter what!
Why in the world would anyone say such a stupid thing?
The biggest stench is that it is beginning to look like Obama went night-night to rest up for Las Vegas, instead of seeing the crisis through and (had he been awake) sending a rescue mission.
After 6-8 hours in a few Fort Apaches with running street battles between, like a mini Blackhawk Down, the living Americans must have been thinking, Any minute now, here come the helicopters.
But they didnt. So even though Delta had forward staged to Sigonella Sicily (rumint) from base in Germany, nobody was willing or able to pull the trigger and send a rescue force. Or even a few F-18 supersonic flybys, to bust windows and warn, Here comes American airpower, and you camel jockeys know what that means. Just a a morale booster it would have helped the besieged staffers.
But it was never sent, not even a lousy supersonic low-level flyby.
Here is the deal. The military does a lot on its own, under standing orders and SOPs, the minute they see that the consulate is under attack, and the ambassador and others are in a "safe room" hiding. At that moment, things happen on autopilot in real time. Everybody in the Navy and USAF chain of command swings into a crisis contingency plan mode. What ships are closest? Helicopters? Marines? Delta is in Germany? Get them moving right now. Where is closest? Sigonella, for now. Its NATO, no permission needed, just fly. En route in C-17s, the Delta guys would even be prepping for an immediate action raid, that is, the C-17 will fly directly to some desert road outside of Benghazi, and here comes The Raid On Entebbe, crisis mode, canned actions, but they would do it. If they were ordered to.
Or Marines on amphib ships in the central Med, if any were available, would also be put on the real-time options board.
But while all of that military staging would have happened/did happen, what they cannot do on their own say-so is cross an international border without an order from the NCA, the National Command Authority, and that means POTUS, Obama.
Only POTUS can authorize a cross-border hostile mission. That is, guns clear, no official permission from the Tripoli govt (if it really exiss outside State Dept fantasies.)
Only one man can pull that trigger and say, "GO!" Obama.
(But for America to act "unilaterally" would have meant the bogus Libyan Arab Spring and so-called new govt. that we were propping up didnt really exist. Libyan sovereignty must be held sacrosanct, even the false image of one, where in reality, Al Queda is top dog. Even when an Al Queda offshoot is your external "security," namely, The 17th of February Martyrs Brigade." (IOW, the White House thought they had a "deal" with AQ in Behghazi, since we were helping to run weaponry from Libya to their pals in Syria. So there was an "institutional bias" at State against crossing the border on a rescue up sin permisso.
Anyway, be that as it may, no General or Admiral will order the Marines ashore, or a Delta raid or even an F-18 low-level supersonic flyby. They can not and will not cross a border without an order from POTUS via the NCA.
But no order came, as of midnight. And then none would come. Because the POTUS retired for the night with a do not disturb sign on his door, punted, and went to bed, to be well rested for Las Vegas.
While his ambassador was off the U.S. radar, missing, at that moment possibly being dragged down a Benghazi street or even raped. But that is when Obama went to bed. Midnight in DC is 0600 in Beghazi.
That is the greatest scandal of Benghazi. The POTUS slept through it, while all around the world, military forces were poised for the Raid on Entebbe or any other damn thing the POTUS ordered them to do. (And the were raring to go, believe me.)
But the POTUS said, Well discuss it further in the morning, and then he went to bed around midnight in DC, 0600 in Benghazi, with a missing ambassador and a crisis in full mega flap process.
He punted. He went to bed.
God help us. I think thats the big secret they are keeping. The President went to bed, with his lost Ambassador being dragged through streets.
Obama went to bed.
No offense to hair.
Seriously, he is probably the least qualified person to speak of administration processes. My 90 year-old two-panty granny probably knows more about military affairs than this tool.
He's a spiteful misinformed narcissistic ideologue, but he's not alone. The media have failed the USA, over and over and over again. They have put their petty selves before the future of the US and its children. it is unforgivable.
I would not want to live another day if anything happened to my child, God forbid. i can't imagine what this poor father is going through. But our media, the cocktail sipping self-satisfied arrogant a**h***s that they are, don't care. They love to back the pseudo-compassionate left, but show no empathy for those who truly suffer.
By the way, I wonder if Letterman and the rest of that pathetic and marginally talented crowd will give this father the same support that they gave Cindy Sheehan...
Here it is:
Joe Biden to Father of Former Navy SEAL Killed in Benghazi: Did Your Son Always Have Balls the Size of Cue Balls?
“ORiley is on now on Fox taking up for BAMA . Says decisions like Bengazi are usually delegated and feels BAMA was busy campaigning and probably was not even told what was going on!”
He is sucking up to Obama hoping to get an interview.
Whoever orchestrated the “real” operation, i.e., the kidnap-gone-bad of Ambassador Stevens.
He would need to look outside the U.S. government, no doubt, to find out who was pulling the strings.
Where is Cindy Sheehan? We still have a war going on and there are still soldiers in Iraq. So why isn’t she camped out across the street from the White House?
He had just presented posthumous Congressional Medals of Honour, America's highest military decoration, to the widows of two soldiers for valour in Somalia. After inviting the families for a moment of quiet reflection in the Oval Office, the president approached Herbert Shughart, the father of one of the two soldiers, and offered his hand.
To his astonishment the handshake was declined. '' You are not fit to be president of the United States ,'' said Shughart Senior. '' The blame for my son's death rests with the White House and with you. You are not fit to command.''
The president reeled and the unprecedented onslaught continued for some minutes. According to witnesses it was a ''highly charged emotional moment'' which resulted in Clinton trying to explain to Shughart,Sr. why the events of that day last October were not his fault.
After a brief, awkward silence, Clinton caught his breath. Becoming angry, he turned to the mother of the dead soldier and said, "What's he jumping on me for? I didn't kill the kid! "
I cannot express just how disgusting the Obama administration is and continues to be.
I am not even sure another Reagan can pull us back from the precipice this guy has placed this country near. I will vote for Romney and hope for the best but he sure doesn’t seem to be the right man at the right time.
You never know for sure tho.
A very relevant question.
CHILLING! May God bless this poor man and his family as they grieve the loss of their son, a true American hero.
Will any of this ever see the light of day in the media——even Fox? Nope. Too busy talking about the election and what a beautiful couple Barak and Moochelle are. Gag me
This just adds to the low, constant drone of utter loathing I have for this cockroach of a man.
Where is Cindy Sheehan? We still have a war going on and there are still soldiers in Iraq. So why isnt she camped out across the street from the White House?
Judge Pirro wasn't having any of the BS O'Bloviator was serving...
Jarrett probably tucked him in...
She is the VP candidate on the Roseanne Barr ticket
Well, if Dear Leader didn't and doesn't have standing orders to be located when such an incident occurs, we're worse off than I thought.... and that's pretty awful!
This is what America gets as a CIC when the one they elect is not an American, and worse, a Muslim.
I would NEVER serve under such an incompetent foreigner.
Yours is the only scenario that would make the need for a cover-up of what really happened so necessary that the no-one in the administration will admit to the truth.
From the get-go, it made no sense that Obama was not told about the raid on the Consulate, unless there was something that was given a higher priority--and that is a good night's sleep.
If what you surmise is what really went down--may it be 0's last good night sleep for a long time, not just because he knows he could have done something to save 4 men, but because his failure to act cost him the presidency!
OMG!!!!!! He said this?????????
Is Biden some IRL (In Real Life) Internet Troll, or something????
I have tears welling up in my eyes with rage right now.
I can’t believe he said that.
What a mess we’re in. POTUS is either a flat out traitor/mole, or the most naive and incompetent POTUS dreamed in a nightmare.
He approved “The 16th of February Martyr’s Brigade” for exterior consular security, instead of US Marines!
If you haven’t heard the conversation between Glenn Beck and the father of the slain SEAL Tyrone Woods; you need to do so. It is posted at the Blaze, and I believe there is a thread someone here at FR with the links.
You and me both. I want to see proof of any communication from Obama from approx 2300 on 9-11 until approx 0700 on 9-12.
When was he in the Situation Room with the NSC? Or was he never at all? He keeps parsing, talking about “being in touch with” the NSC, not “I was with my NS team” etc.
My guess is around midnight, it seemed like nothing could be done, should be done, so why not go to sleep? While his Ambassador was missing and being desecrated. He slept.
And nobody but him could order Delta or any other rescue attempt. Just the sad little QRF from Tripoli, which was getting stopped at airports like Inspector Clouseau visiting a Middle Eastern country.
God forbid Delta would just land in the Libyan Desert in C-17s, and or the USMC in helicopters and Ospreys.
Nobody could make that call but POTUS, and he went to bed.
I can’t wait for some honorable general or admiral to go on a Sunday show and blow the lid off this disgrace.
ORiley is on now on Fox taking up for BAMA . Says decisions like Bengazi are usually delegated and feels BAMA was busy campaigning and probably was not even told what was going on!
O Reilly shows a total lack of respect for those who put there lives on the line by letting Obama off the hook on this one.
I’m listening to it, now. He treated Sean Smith’s mom the same way.
He is EVIL incarnate.
You have confirmed what I thought, Travis, but you wrote it so much better than I could.
President Obama has a long history of vaccillating, procrastinating, ignoring, delaying, anything to prevent him from actually making a real decision that he might be held accountable for.
In a crises, he reverted to form. He decided not to do anything.
Yo badass! I saw this of all places on CBN, the 700 club. Les Aspin was Secretary of Defense and he didn’t know his @zz from a hole in the ground. Colin Powell was also involved and he kept his mouth shut.
Thanks for posting this.
This was one of Slicks most sickening attempts to be a CIC.
BOR accepted Panetta’s excuse for “Doing Nothing” and allowed him to cover his leader for the lie we all lived as the Benghazi terrorist attack unfolded. If Panetta’s excuse was valid, why was anyone from U.S. on the ground in Libya?
“These two SEALS took out 80 of the sons of Islam”
Is that true?
Thank you for your posts on this tragic, treasonous disgrace, Travis.
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