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Father of Retired Navy SEAL Speaks Out on Libya

The father of retired Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, who was killed in the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, is speaking out about the attack.  His insights offer some chilling insights into both the facts surrounding what happened and the character of our current president.  Woods recently released the below statement:

Woods wrote:

I want to honor my son, Ty Woods, who responded to the cries for help and voluntarily sacrificed his life to protect the lives of other Americans. In the last few days it has become public knowledge that within minutes of the first bullet being fired the White House knew that these heroes would be slaughtered if immediate air support was denied. Apparently C-130s wer ready to respond immediately. In less than an hour the perimeters could have been secured and American lives could have been saved.

After seven hours of fighting numerically superior forces, my son’s life was sacrificed because of the White House’s decision. 

This has nothing to do with politics. This has to do with integrity and honor. My son was a true American hero. We need more heroes today. My son showed moral courage.

This is an opportunity for the person or persons who made the decision to sacrifice my son’s life to stand up.

When one stops to think about this for a moment, several things are worth noting.  Tyrone Woods and others on the ground, including another retired SEAL named Glen Doherty, ran toward the fight to try and help endangered Americans because President Obama and his team failed to send the necessary personnel to keep the consulate and Americans inside safe.  Not only did the President not run towards the fight, he refused to let others volunteering to do so – namely the U.S. Marine fast reaction force in the area – run towards the fight to help.  What’s more, the fight was not over in several minutes.  Two Navy SEALS and a handful of others held out for 7 hours.  This is more than enough time to assess the situation with the real time intelligence we now know the White House had and send in the help that was needed.  Instead, the President chose to do nothing and go out campaigning.  Before we even get to the cover-up, something stinks about the Libya situation – BIG TIME.

Then we find out from a long interview with Mr. Woods, which can be read and/or seen in part here, that the President was less than sympathetic when he met with the families of those lost.  In other words, he could have cared less.  He was there to check a box, not because he cared.

Finally, consider the cover-up, of which there is ample evidence on record now.  Consider how long we were fed a completely inaccurate story. Consider that those in leadership in this administration have treated this like a minor issue and in some instances even laughed while talking about it.

I will not let this story on Libya go.  There is something much bigger looming below the surface here.  President Obama cannot be permitted to cover this up.  Our country, and more importantly the families of those involved, deserve to know what happened.  This infuriates me, as it should every American.

There are many reasons to elect Mitt Romney in a few weeks.  This is among the biggest.  We need Obama out so we can have someone get to the bottom of this mess and tell the American people what happened.  President Obama and his team clearly are not going to do it.

About Josh Quinter

I am a politcally active private practice attorney in Suburban Philadelphia.


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